Charlotte Maria Tillotson

Charlotte Maria Tillotson


Charlotte Maria Tillotson was born April 19, 1831 to Leonard Tillotson and Mary Cossitt Thomas. Charlotte was a first cousin of my great-great-grandfather Franklin James Tillotson.

Charlotte married twice. She first married Abraham W. Dickey on April 10, 1849 in Medina County, Ohio. The Reverend Varnum Noyes presided. Charlotte and Abraham had no children. Abraham died not long after they were married.

Charlotte married Oscar Wales Darling on October 15, 1852 in Brunswick, Medina County, Ohio. The Reverend Jacob A. Brown presided at the wedding. Oscar was born on April 27, 1826 in Louisville, St. Lawrence County, New York to Orren Darling and Sophia Wood. (Elsie cemetery records give 1829 as his year of birth.)

Oscar Wales Darling

Oscar Wales Darling.

Orren Darling was born in Vermont on November 3, 1796. His first name also appears as Orrin, Orin, and Oran. Oran is used on his gravestone, Orren in his official death record, and Orren is the spelling used in the names of his descendants. Orren's wife Sophia Wood was born in Orange, Vermont on June 3, 1803 to Buckminster Wood and Polly Brooks. Sophia Wood descended from Captain John Wood, born about 1678, and his wife Elizabeth Buckminster. They resided in Framingham, Massachusetts. Elizabeth was the great-granddaughter of Thomas Buckminster who came to Boston from England in 1640, and Thomas's wife Joan. Orren Darling and Sophia Wood were married in Orange in 1821. They moved to New York shortly after their marriage. Sophia died in Olmstead, Ohio on October 13, 1854. Orren Darling died in Michigan on November 10, 1879.

Charlotte and Oscar had six children:

Oscar Wales Darling died on August 6, 1876 in Elsie, Clinton County, Michigan. Charlotte died on October 25, 1909 in Fairfield, Shiawassee County, Michigan. She is buried next to Oscar in Elsie, Clinton County, Michigan.


Biographical information about Wilbur Johnson and his descendants courtesy Elden J. Johnson.

Photos of Wylbur and Annette Darling's children, Corah Bradshaw, and Allen and Dilla Bradshaw's family courtesy Elden J. Johnson. Photo of four generations of Darling women courtesy Art Kopkau, who also identified some of the photos. Photos of Charlotte Maria Tillotson and Oscar Wales Darling courtesy Bill Tompkins.

I transcribed the wedding notice for Corah Bradshaw and Samuel Gibson from Jane Munson's scrapbook in the Elsie Historical Society.


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