Lavinia Durbin

#5905, b. 4 Sep 1830, d. 20 Jun 1882
Last Edited:18 Apr 2017
FatherWilliam Durbin1 b. about 1804
MotherRebecca Richardson1 b. about 1811

Children of Lavinia Durbin and William Wells

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthLavinia Durbin was born on 4 Sep 1830 at LA.1,2
MarriageShe married William Wells, son of William Wells and Nancy Blount, about 1847 at LA.1
Census1850Levina Wells (given age 20) was enumerated on the 1850 Census with her husband, Wm Wells (given age 36), living in the household of Other people living with him during this time were: Mandred Murry (age 12), Therese Murry (age 15), and Mildred Murry (age 9), all the children of the late Elihu T. and Delilah Murray; James Lattimore (age 33), a schoolteacher from Kentucky; and Thomas Ray (age 33), a shoe maker from Mississippi. Living nearby were Lavinia's parents. William was a Lumberseller, with real estate valued at $9460. Eleven slaves owned by William lived nearby., at Livingston Parish, LA.3,1
Census1860Livina Wells (given age 31) was enumerated in the household of her husband, Wm. Wells (given age 48), on the 1860 Census at Springfield, Livingston Parish, LA.4,1
Census1870Lavinia Wells (given age 38) was enumerated on the 1870 census in the household of her husband, William Wells (given age 56), living in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Living with the Wells family was Joseph Wells, a black laborer, age 75; Elijah Jones of Maryland, age 45, black, also a laborer; Emeline Jones of Maryland, age 40, and Amelia Jones, age 10. William Wells was a farmer with $13,000 of real estate and $12,000 of personal property (which now did not include the value of any slaves)..5,1
Census1880Lavinia Wells (given age 49) was enumerated as the wife of Wm. Wells (given age 65) on the 1880 Census, living in Tangipahoa Parish, LA.6
DeathLavinia Durbin died at age 51 on 20 Jun 1882 in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2
BurialShe was buried at Wetmore Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2

Citations:

  1. [S413] Ponchatoula Times. Ponchatoula, LA.
  2. [S357] Wetmore Cemetery. Tangipahoa, LA, USA. Headstone.
  3. [S407] 1850 U.S. Census. LA. Livingston Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S408] 1860 U.S. Census. LA. Livingston Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S367] 1870 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S369] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S356] Jim Perrin. E-mail message.
  8. [S596] Baton Rouge, LA, USA. LA State Archives. Death certificate.