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Matthew Durham > Mark Durham


Born: Aug 15, 1775, NC
Died: Oct 22, 1841, NC

Father: Matthew DURHAM

Mother: Susannah LINDSEY


Dec 10, 1795,
OranNC 3

Sylvia Sarah (Syllah?) ROBERTSON

Born: c. 1780

Father: Nathaniel ROBERTSON

Mother: Elizabeth MARRIOT



1. Nancy DURHAM (b. Mar 1810)




2. Thomas DURHAM (b. Mar 1811, OranNC; d. 1873, Marlin, FallTX)
m. Mary Ann WOLFE (b. Jul 9, 1816, OranNC; d. Jan 1881, FaCTX)



  1. Marcus Thomas DURHAM "Mark" (b. Feb 4, 1843, GA)
    m1. Arminda J. HOPKINS
    m2. Susie B. FOX


  • Thomas and Mary Ann Durham are buried at Criswell Cemetery, FallTX. See Thomas' Find-A-Grave 21235627 Entry. See Mary Ann's Find-A-Grave 21235593 Entry.

  • The family went from NC to GA, then to Limestone Co TX in 1869. In 1892 the next generation moved to Limestone County and settled on a farm in Ben Hur. Five generations of Durhams lived on the "old home place" in Limestone County.


3. Mark Bartlett DURHAM  (b. c. 1816, ChatNC; d. 1880; m1. Nancy DURHAM (b. Aug 9, 1812; d. c. 1852) c. 1836; m2. Mildred COPELAND on Nov 18, 1853, OranNC)

Children to Nancy:

  1. William Prescott DURHAM (b. c. 1838; m. Nancy H. STROUD)

  2. Sarah Ann DURHAM (b. c. 1839, ChatNC; m. Thomas LASHLEY)

  3. James G. DURHAM (b. c. 1841, ChatNC; Mary STRAUGHAN)

  4. Margaret Durham (b. c. 1843, ChatNC)

  5. Delilah Letitia Durham (b. Jun 1, 1848, ChatNC; m. Wesley C. LASHLEY)

Children to Milly:

  1. Caroline Durham (c. 1854, OranNC; m. Isaac R. DURHAM)

  2. Mary Janette Durham (b. c. 1856, Bingham, OranNC)

  3. Mark Bartlett Durham Jr. (b. c. 1858, Bingham, OranNC)

  4. Rosa Ardell Durham (b. c. 1860, OranNC)

  5. Julia A. Durham (b. Apr 7, 1867, OranNC; m. William M. MANGUM)

  6. Martha E. Durham (b. c. 1868, OranNC)


  • From 1850 Census for Lower Regiment , Chatham County, NC:
    Name Age Est.
    Gender Race Occ Land
    Mark Durham 33 1817 M W Farmer 626 NC
    Nancy Durham 37 1813 F W     NC
    William P. Durham 12 1838 M W     NC
    Sarrah Durham 10 1840 F W     NC
    James Durham 8 1842 M W     NC
    Margret Durham 6 1844 F W     NC
    Delila Durham 2 1848 F W     NC


  • County/State Abbreviations:
    ChatNC - Chatham County, NC
    FallTX - Falls County, TX
    OranNC - Orange County, NC

  • Page Sources:
    1. Donald R. Johnston Home Page web.

    2. The Mark Thomas Durham Family webpage web by Jeanette Jordan.

    3. North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868. Bond Date: Dec 10, 1795, Bond #: 000096519, County: Orange, Bondsman: George Meacham, Witness: M. Hart


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