Darsey Family Genealogy Forum
Here's a little more information about the Joel Darsey line. Joel Darsey died in 1850 in Decatur County, Georgia. He was survived by his wife Elizabeth and two sons, John and Jesse.
Either Joel or his son John received land in southwest Georgia in the Land Lottery of 1823. I understand that due to the presence of hostile Indians, they were not able to physically occupy the land until 1826. Joel did apply for a Revolutionary War pension in 1846 and was successful in getting $758.87, which was paid to his widow.
Joel was buried in a Darsey family cemetery which remains on the property, although the property passed out of the family shortly after his death. John (who fought in the War of 1812) is also buried in the cemetery, as is his son Joseph Hutto Darsey, a Confederate veteran who was my great-grandfather. Joseph had a house, sawmill, and store a few miles south, just over the state line in Gadsden County, Florida. He was born in 1837 and died in 1918. His daugher Julia Ellen (my grandmother) died in 1986 at the age of 99.
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