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33. Dr. Lemuel Newton DURHAM was born on 23 Jan 1832 in North Carolina.3,9,10,11,45,46 He died on 23 Jan 1905 in North Carolina.45
Information provided by Cathy Abernathy

L.N. Durham was a 28 year-old dentist with real estate valued ay $1,700 and personal property of $490. At home was his wife Francis J., 21, and three month old daughter Bettis P. Also in the household was 22 year-old Jasper Durham.

Lemuel lived among attorneys, doctors, shoe makers, tanners, and merchants in the town of Shelby. His next door neighbor was Dr. W.J. Miller, a 55 year-old physician, who was also the richest man in the county. Lemuel may have trained under Dr. Miller or had a medical relationship with him. The farmer and
slaveholder D.D. Durham, age 52, and his family lived four doors down. D.D. Durham had real estate valued at $6,500 and personal property of $16,254.

A resident of Cleveland County, 29 year-old Lemuel N. Durham, a dentist by occupation, mustered in as a corporal in the 12th North Carolina on 22 April 1861. His company was filled with members of the Durham family. Enlisting as privates were Benjamin H. Durham, 17, Charles C., 47, Charles J., 24, Columbus, 17, Richard John, 16, Seaton G., 23, and Sepio E. Durham, 19. Cicero Durham was a 17 year-old cadet who was appointed 1st Lieutenant. He would be defeated for re-election in May 1862. Plato Durham was a 21 year-old law student who would rise, in the course of the war, from private all the way to captain of the company. On 30 April 1862, Lemuel would be reduced to the rank of private, and seven days latter he would be discharged "by reason of disability." Of the seven Durham privates, two would die from disease, another at the Battle of Gettysburg, another at Gaines Mill. Columbus Durham, though wounded in the hand at Chancellorsville, and shot in the leg at Petersburg, was the only Durham private left to join Captain Plato Durham at General Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House in April 1865. Plato Durham would go on to represent Cleveland County
in the North Carolina legislature from 1866 to 1870.

Newton Durham was 38 in 1870. At home was his wife Francis J., 31, and children Bettie, 10, Mollie, 8, Addie, 5, and Charlie, age 2. The Durham home included five black servants, and a 21 year-old boarder named William Wray. Other Durham heads of households in Cleveland County included Plato Durham, 29, R.J. Durham, 24, C.C. Durham, 55, and C.C. Durham, 46. Rebecca Durham, age 24, was married on 3 August 1876, to J.W. Smith, age 24, in the home of Lem. Durham.

Doctor L. Newton Durham was 48, Frances J., 41, Addie T., 15, Charles Henry, 12, Thomas Lemuel, 10, Augustus Cobb, 8, Gordon Carrier, 5, and Benjamin Jasper, seven months. L.N. Durham was a state senator representing district 38 from 1891 to 1895. He represented Cleveland, Rutherford, and Gaston counties.

Dr. Lemuel Newton DURHAM and Francis "Fannie" Jane CANSLER were married on 30 May 1859 in Lincoln County, North Carolina.45 Francis "Fannie" Jane CANSLER was born on 30 Nov 1838 in Lincoln County, North Carolina.9,10,11,45,46 Dr. Lemuel Newton DURHAM and Francis "Fannie" Jane CANSLER had the following children:



Bettie Phifer DURHAM was born on 29 Feb 1860 in Cleveland County, North Carolina.9,10,45



Mollie Lee DURHAM was born on 29 Apr 1862 in Cleveland County, North Carolina.9,45



Adelaide Elizabeth "Addie" DURHAM.



Charles Henry DURHAM.



Thomas Lemuel DURHAM.



Augustus Cobb DURHAM was born on 23 Dec 1872 in Cleveland County, North Carolina.11,45,46



Gordon Carrier DURHAM was born on 28 Feb 1875 in Cleveland County, North Carolina.11,45



Alexander Stough DURHAM was born on 13 Aug 1877 in Cleveland County, North Carolina.45



Benjamin Jasper DURHAM.