Martha Lee Patton Darwin

Born:December 13, 1876, Madison County, AL
Died:September 15, 1966, Madison County
Buried:Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, AL
Wife of:Dr. James Lanier Darwin
Grandmother of:James Lanier Darwin, III


•  "Married May 22, 1902, at Christ Episcopal Church in Nashville, TN, to James Lanier Darwin, a beloved medical doctor in Huntsville." - Alabama Biography

•  "Martha Lee Patton, 'Mattie' (1876-1966), daughter of Oliver Beirne and Bettie (White) Patton of Huntsville; granddaughter of Dr. Charles H. and Susan (Beirne) Patton and of Gen. Addison and Sarah (Irvine) White, the latter a granddaughter of Dr. Ephraim McDowell of Kentucky, whose wife was a daughter of Gov. Isaac and Suanna (Hart) Shelby, of that state." - Alabama Biography

•  "The groundwork for a local historical group had been established years earlier when Mrs. Mattie Patton Darwin, one of Huntsville's earliest librarians, started a historical collection at the Carnegie Library." - Huntsville Historical Review

•  Mrs. Mattie Patton Darwin "was noted for her portrait painting and the many interesting antiques in her collection." - Medicine Bags and Bumpy Roads

•  Mother of: 1. Martha (born 1903); 2. Mary Beirne; 3. James Lanier, Jr. (1913 - 1957) - Alabama Biography

Related Links:

•  Alabama Biography - History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 3, by Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead, © 1921, p. 455.

•  Find A Grave - Page created by Natalie Maynor, Oct 21. 2005

•  Huntsville Historical Review - Huntsville Historical Review: "The Huntsville - Madison County Historical Society: The First 50 Years," by Jones, J.R., Jr., from Volume 28, #1, Summer-Fall 2002, page 7.

•  Medicine Bags and Bumpy Roads - Medicine Bags and Bumpy Roads, by Jewell Shelton Goldsmith and Helen Davis Fulton, © 1985, p.185-6

The Following Pages Link to this Page:
•  Alabama Biography
•  Dr. James Lanier Darwin
•  Huntsville Historical Review
•  James Lanier Darwin, III