3. Sion Whelas
DURHAM was born on 19 Jan 1821 in Warren County, Tennessee.1 He died on 8 Apr 1871 in Illinois. Information
provided by Millie Halterman
SION WHELAS5 DURHAM (ASAHEL4, JAMES LINDSEY3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1) was born January
19, 1821 in Warren Co., TN, and died April 08, 1871 in Illinois. He married
(1) CATHERINE VANTREASE September 26, 1839 in Hamilton County, IL.. She was
born September 29 in Tennessee. He married (2) MARY ROBERTSON (AKA MARY HORN)
July 15, 1866 in Saline County, IL Harmon Boatwright, J P. She was born Abt.
1826 in Tennessee, and died April 12, 1877.
Notes for SION WHELAS DURHAM:
(1)Saline County, September 1869, Defendant Index # 1. Lawsuit over a bill vs.
Telitha Durham Pryor, Sion's sister.
(2)This name has been spelled every possible way. Zion, Sion, Cyan, and Wheelis,
Wheelus, Whealus, etc........
(3) Bluford Durham in his book "A Century of Christian Service" names
Sion as one of the founders of Long Branch Church
More About SION WHELAS DURHAM:
Burial: Probably Benton, Franklin Co., IL
Notes for CATHERINE VANTREASE:
Teresa Young of Souther research says:
Catherine Vantrease born 8/12/1820 daughter of William Vantrease, born abut 1790,
and "Widow" Turner. She also says Catherine is sister to Thomas Vantrease.
Thomas Vantrease is father of Sarah Caroline Vantrease Carter Kelly. Teresa
says Sarah Caroline is her great-great-grandmother. The Souther and Vantrease
families tie together through the marriage of Andrew Jackson Souther's daughter
to the son of Sarah Caroline Vantrease Carter Kelley. Further more, Eliza Ellen
Braden is aunt to Julia Ann Boyd Souther. Eliza Ellen Braden married James M.
Durham. James M. Durham is the son of Ira Durham and Maria Carter. Not to be
confused with James A., the son of Asahel Durham.
6/3/2001 information on Ira Durham descendents not in this file.
More About SION DURHAM and CATHERINE VANTREASE:
Marriage: September 26, 1839, Hamilton County, IL.
Notes for MARY ROBERTSON (AKA MARY HORN):
It is unclear whether Mrs. Mary Horn's maiden name was Robertson or Robinson.
Records indicate it was Mary Robertson and she was married to James Wesley Horn,
both born in TN.
James Wesley Horn died in Memphis TN during service in the Civil War from "measles/typhoid."
and reportedly was brought to Saline County, IL for burial. He left 4 daughters.
For a time, at least, some of the children were wards of a Mr. Robinson.
From Family Tree on line:
Mary Elizabeth Robertson born abt 1826, died April 12, 1877, was married to James
Wesley Horn, May 30, 1843, in Wilson Co., TN. He died Feb 2, 1863 in Memphis
TN (WAR from measles/Typhoid and is buried in Saline Co., IL. Was born in Wilson
Anne Elizabeth Horn - Marshal W. Blackburn 12/30/1875
Julia A. Horn - James H. Foster 4/23/1872
both married in Saline County, IL
Sophia Horn died 1870 in Saline Co., IL
Sarah must have died before 1870
After Wesley Horn's death, 2 of daughters were wards of a Wm. Robinson - this
is probably a family that came with Horn from TN. This further research courtesy
of Joyce Link.
More About MARY ROBERTSON (AKA MARY HORN):
Comment: Maiden name believed Robertson
More About SION DURHAM and MARY HORN):
Marriage: July 15, 1866, Saline County, IL Harmon Boatwright, J P
DURHAM and Catherine VANTREASE were married on 26 Sep 1839 in Hamilton County,
Illinois.1,2 Catherine VANTREASE3 was born about 1820 in Tennessee.1,4
Sion Whelas DURHAM and Catherine VANTREASE had the following children:
|Sarah Ann DURHAM.|
|Nephly C. DURHAM
was born on 18 Jan 1847 in Galatia, Saline County, Illinois.1,4,5,6,7,8 He died on
30 Jan 1939 in Galatia, Saline County, Illinois.5 Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
about Nepthley Durham
Name: Nepthley Durham
Birth Date: 18 Jan 1847
Birth Place: Galatia, Ill
Death Date: 30 Jan 1939
Death Place: Galatia Twp , Saline, Ill
Burial Date: Jan 1939
Burial Place: Longbranch, Saline, Ill.
Death Age: 92
Marital Status: S
Residence: Galatia, Saline, Ill.
FHL Film Number: 1819605
F. DURHAM was born about 1848 in Illinois.1|
|Joseph Tucker DURHAM.|
C. DURHAM was born about 1857 in Illinois.1,4|
Sion Whelas DURHAM and Mary (aka HORN) ROBERTSON
were married on 15 Jul 1866 in Saline County, Illinois. Mary
(aka HORN) ROBERTSON was born about 1826. She died 12 apirl