Raymond Clancy House, Circa 1870, Darien

Though obscured by landscaping today, Raymond Clancy’s Georgian cottage, built a few years after the Civil War, is one of Darien’s nicest surviving 19th-century homes.

West Darien Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

7 thoughts on “Raymond Clancy House, Circa 1870, Darien

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  2. Paul C. Nix

    Raymond West,
    Capt. Jack McGowan, of Savannah, writes on his website (“Coastal River Charters”) that his grandfather, Raymond Clancy of Darien, was involved in the timber business. He also states that his great-grandfather on his mother’s side, Capt. James T. Clancy, was one of the original bar pilots for the Port of Darien between 1871 and 1891.
    My wife and I have lived in the house since 2012, and it is known here as the Raymond Clancy House. Could it be this Capt. James T. Clancy was the actual builder of the house?

  3. Raymond West

    Raymond and Mary Clancy were my Grandparents. I well remember the house. Porch across front and side and pickett fence in front with 3 large magnolias

    1. Paul C. Nix

      Raymond, my wife and I purchased this wonderful and very well-constructed house in 2012, when we retired from Cherokee County. What can you tell us about your grandfather Raymond and his family?

      1. Raymond West

        Paul, My Grandfather was born on the Ridge in 1878. His Grandfather Edmund Blount had 4 children., The daughter Mary married James T Clancy born in Dresden Maine. He was a Major in the Union Army and came to Darien shortly after the war. Mary’s brother was a Captain in the Confederate Army married Almira Doughty also from Maine. The 2 men were Bar Pilots from Late 1870’s until about 1890. Edmund,Jr and Almira were married prior to 1860. Have no idea just what the Maine connection
        My Grandfather, Raymond Clancy married Mary Manson who came to Darien from Prestwick, Scotland along with some brothers Robert, Andrew and James along with their uncle James Hunter who built the large frame house
        facing I believe Second Street across street from you. They were in the Timber business as “Hunter Benn Co.”
        I do remember this house very well and had many good memories. My Grandfather and Grandmother owned Rock Island. It was initially used by Hunter Benn and had a small sawmill so ships could load in deep water given to them by brothers. Paul saw you email. Jack McGowan is my 1st cousin. Your house I believe built in 1876 but not by James T. they lived on the Ridge. According to GF house had small creek in back so on the E/S of road. They are all buried at Andrews Cemetery

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