Durham
James Durham (1798) & Dorinda Warner

Coleman Durham (1795)
John Durham (1796)
Margaret "Polly" Durham (1800)
Milton Palmer Durham (1803)
Thomas Durham (1805)
George Durham, (1807)
Elizabeth Durham (1808)
Constantine Durham (1811)
David S. Durham  (1813)
Thomas Durham & Mary
David Milton Durham
William Douglas (1829) & Lourinda Durham

Siblings
Jane Coleman Durham (1822)
Serenia Susan Durham (1827)
Catherine Durham (1828)
Livinia Durham (1830)
Isaiah Durham (1832)
Isaac Warner Durham (1836)
Malissa Francis Durham (1838)
John Thomas Durham  (1841)
Sarah A. "Sally" Durham (1844)
David Milton Durham, born in 1768 in Albemarle County, Virginia, married Jane Coleman, born in 1755 in Albemarle County, Virginia.

The Durham and Coleman families were close in Virginia.  When the Coleman's were given 1000 acres in what became Casey County, Kentucky in order to grow corn and distill whiskey for the
government the Durhams traveled with them to help.

William Douglas and  Lorinda Durham were married on September 15, 1852, in Casey County, recorded in Book 1, Page 49 of the Casey County marriage register), and they had thirteen children.

The siblings of Lorinda Durham include Jane Coleman Durham (1822) & James Durham (1847)
Serenia Susan Durham (1827) & James Lawrence Hatter, Catherine Durham (1828), Livinia Durham (1830), Isaiah Durham (1832) & Naomi Durham, Isaac Warner Durham (1836) & Nancy Gray, Malissa Francis Durham (1838) & John H. Robertson, John Thomas Durham  (1841) & Mary E. Clef
Sarah A. "Sally" Durham (1844) & Matthew Terry.
Ancestors of Lorinda Durham

Generation No. 1

          1.  Lorinda Durham, born 1833 in KY; died Unknown in ?.  She was the daughter of 2. James Durham II and 3. Lorinda Warner.  She married (1) William Douglas 15 September 1852 in Casey County, KY1.  He was born Abt. 1830 in ?, and died Unknown in ?.


Generation No. 2

          2.  James Durham II2, born 1796 in Albemarle Co, VA?; died Unknown in Casey Co, KY?.  He was the son of 4. James Durham Sr and 5. Catherine Fitzgerald.  He married 3. Lorinda Warner 21 February 1821 in Nelson County, VA.
          3.  Lorinda Warner3, born 1800 in Nelson Co, Va?; died Unknown in Casey Co, KY?.
          
Children of James Durham and Lorinda Warner are:
                    i.          James Durham III4, born 1824 in Casey Co, KY; died Aft. 1894 in ?5; married Jane C. Durham 06 October 1847 in Casey County, KY; born Abt. 1826 in ?; died Unknown in ?.
                    ii.          Catherine Durham, born 1827 in Casey Co, KY; died Unknown in ?.
                    iii.          Serena Susan Durham, born 1830 in Casey Co, KY; died Unknown in ?; married James Lawrence Hatter Unknown in ?; born Abt. 1828 in ?; died Unknown in ?.
                    iv.          Isaiah Durham, born 02 February 1832 in Casey Co, KY; died 23 December 1915 in ?; married (1) Naomy Durham 01 July 1852 in Casey County, KY6; born Abt. 1835 in ?; died Unknown in ?; married (2) Lucretia Durham 20 November 1879 in Casey County, KY6; born Abt. 1835 in ?; died Unknown in ?.
          1          v.          Lorinda Durham, born 1833 in KY; died Unknown in ?; married William Douglas 15 September 1852 in Casey County, KY.
                    vi.          Issac Warner Durham7, born 07 February 1834 in Casey County,  KY8; died 04 October 1919 in Casey County,  KY; married Nancy Elizabeth Grey 30 September 1852 in Casey County, KY9; born 11 August 1837 in Caswell County, NC; died 20 June 1917 in Casey County,  KY.
                    vii.          Frances Durham, born 1837 in ?; died Unknown in ?.
                    viii.          Malissa Frances Durham, born 1837 in KY; died Unknown in MO; married John Robertson 01 February 1866 in ?; born Abt. 1835 in ?; died Unknown in ?.
                    ix.          John Thomas Durham, born Abt. 1841 in ?; died October 1888 in Casey Co, KY.
                    x.          Sally A. Durham, born 1845 in ?; died Unknown in ?; married Matthew Terry 06 February 1871; born Abt. 1843 in ?; died Unknown in ?.


Generation No. 3

          4.  James Durham Sr10, born Abt. 1770 in Amherst Co, VA11; died Unknown in ?.  He was the son of 8. Thomas Durham and 9. Mary ?.  He married 5. Catherine Fitzgerald 28 October 1793 in Amherst Co.,  VA.
          5.  Catherine Fitzgerald12, born Abt. 1772 in VA; died Unknown in ?.  She was the daughter of 10. ? Fitzgerald and 11. Mary Bartlett.
          
Child of James Sr and Catherine Fitzgerald is:
          2          i.          James Durham II, born 1796 in Albemarle Co, VA?; died Unknown in Casey Co, KY?; married Lorinda Warner 21 February 1821 in Nelson County, VA.


Generation No. 4

          8.  Thomas Durham13, born Abt. 1740 in Amherst Co, VA?; died Unknown in ?.  He married 9. Mary ? Abt. 1762 in VA..
          9.  Mary ?, born Abt. 1742 in VA.; died Unknown in ?.
          
Children of Thomas Durham and Mary ? are:
          4          i.          James Durham Sr, born Abt. 1770 in Amherst Co, VA; died Unknown in ?; married Catherine Fitzgerald 28 October 1793 in Amherst Co.,  VA.
                    ii.          David Milton Durham, born 1768 in Albemarle Co, VA; died Unknown in KY; married Jane Coleman 10 March 1794 in Albemarle Co, VA; born Abt. 1770 in VA; died Unknown in KY.
                    iii.          Isaac Durham, born Abt. 1777.
                    iv.          Mary Durham, born Abt. 1779.

          10.  ? Fitzgerald, born Abt. 1750 in ?; died Unknown in ?.  He married 11. Mary Bartlett Unknown in ?.
          11.  Mary Bartlett, born Abt. 1752 in ?; died Unknown in ?.
          
Children of ? Fitzgerald and Mary Bartlett are:
          5          i.          Catherine Fitzgerald, born Abt. 1772 in VA; died Unknown in ?; married James Durham Sr 28 October 1793 in Amherst Co.,  VA.
                    ii.          Patrick Fitzgerald, born Abt. 1773 in Casey Co, KY; died Unknown in ?.
Disagreement concerns the Lorinda Durham who m.William Douglas. Some believe that her father James, who is believed to have m. Lorinda Warner,  was a s/o James Durham and Catherine Fitzgerald.  Most of us believe that the James who m. Caty Fitzgerald in Albemarle Co Va 28 Oct 1793, and whose father Thomas consented to the marriage, was in fact a brother to David Milton Durham but not the grandfather of Lorinda/Dorinda. There was a James Jr who m. an L. Taylor 12 Feb 1821 in Nelson Co Va and the bond was by James Durham Sr. This James would in fact, appear to be a s/o James Durham and Caty Fitzgerald. I don't know what became of James Sr and Caty or James Jr and L. Taylor but I have seen no evidence of them being in Casey Co Ky. I have also not seen any evidence of a James m. Lorinda Warner in Va or anywhere else. On the other hand, David Milton Durham's son James b. 1798 in Mecklinburg Co Va came to Casey Co Ky when he was probably only a few months old. His wife was Lorinda or Dorinda and most of us think she was a Warner although we have yet to prove it. In any event, the evidence, some of it oral history, indicates that this James, who was the father of the Lorinda who m. William Douglas, was the s/o David Milton Durham.

The children of James Durham and Lorinda/Dorinda ?Warner as I have them: 1. Jane Coleman Durham b. 1820 Casey Co d. c1887 m. James "Ky Jim" Durham 6 Oct 1847 Casey Co. "Ky Jim" was the s/o Thomas Durham and Mary Smith and a 1st cousin. 2. James Durham b. 1825 Casey Co 3. Catherine Durham b. 1827 Casey Co 4. Sirena Durham b. 22 Feb 1827 Casey Co d. 17 Jul 1905 Casey Co m. James Hatter 30 Dec 1849 Casey Co 5. Livina Durham b. c1830 Casey Co 6. Isaiah Durham b. 2 Feb 1832 Casey Co m. (1) Naomi Durham 1 Jul 1852. Naomi was the d/o of John Durham and Nancy Lucas and a 1st cousin.  (2) Lucretia Durham 20 Nov 1879. Not sure at the moment who Lucretia is but most likely a cousin. 7. Lorinda/Dorinda Durham b. 1833 Casey Co m. William Douglas 15 Sep 1852 Casey Co 8. Isaac Warner Durham b. 7 Feb 1836 Casey Co d. 4 Oct 1919 Casey Co m.  Nancy Elizabeth Grey 20 Sep 1852 Casey Co  9. Malissa Frances Durham b. c1838 Casey Co m. John H. Robertson 1 Feb 1866 Casey Co 10. John Thomas Durham b. 17 Feb 1842 Casey Co d. 18 Oct 1907 Polk Co Mo m. Emily Ann Wright 24 Sep 1866 Macoupin Co IL 11. Sarah A. Durham b. 1845 Casey Co m. Mathew Terry 6 Feb 1871 Casey Co. I suspect there are some disagreements on the above children also but the main point here concerns who their grandparents were.
Endnotes

1.  Casey County Marriage Book, pg. 49, bk.1.
2.  Durham Family File, Casey County Library.
3.  Durham Family file, Casey County Library
4.  Durham Family File, Casey County Library.
5.  Name on Casey County general store ledger, dated 1894.
6.  Marriage records, Casey County.
7.  Tombstone at Mt Calvary Baptist Church, Casey Co. on file
8.  US Census 1900.
9.  Marriage records, Casey County.
10.  Durham Family File, Casey County Library.
11.  Revolutionary War Pension Application.
12.  Durham Family File, Casey County Library.
13.  Durham Family file, Casey County Library. Copies in my files


 

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