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1. Caleb "Chaleb?" DURHAM.1 Franklin County, Virginia Death Records - 1853-1896 by Nell Hailey (1996)
Durham, David (white male) (farmer) d. 1 Aug 1886 Franklin Co of old age, aged 94yr, s/o Chaleb & Nancy Durham, b. Franklin Co, William Durham brother reptd.

This record shows Caleb (Chaleb) and Nancy Durham as parents of David Durham, who died in 1886 Franklin County, at 94 years old. William Durham is reporting the information and lists himself as "brother" to David Durham.

Caleb "Chaleb?" DURHAM and Nancy NEWCOMB were married. Taken from Genealogical memoir of the Newcomb family: containing records of nearly every person of the name in America from 1635 to 1874, etc. BY John Bearse Newcomb, Knight & Leonard publishers, 1874. http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/libary/do/books
Caleb "Chaleb?" DURHAM and Nancy NEWCOMB had the following children:



David DURHAM was born about 1792.2,3,4 David Durham <https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRM8-CRX>
Virginia, Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912
birth: 1792
death: 01 Aug 1886 Second District, Franklin, Virginia

parents: Chalet Durham, Nancy

name: David Durham
gender: Male
death date: 01 Aug 1886
death place: Second District, Franklin, Virginia
age: 94
birth date: 1792
father's name: Chalet Durham
mother's name: Nancy
indexing project (batch) number: I09174-4
system origin: Virginia-EASY
source film number: 2056982 He died on 1 Aug 1886 in Franklin County, Virginia.4 Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
about David Durham

Name: David Durham
Birth Date: abt 1792
Death Date: 1 Aug 1886
Death Place: Second District, Franklin, Virginia
Death Age: 94
Gender: Male
Father Name: Chalet Durham
Mother Name: Nancy
FHL Film Number: 2056982

David Durham is listed in the 1840 Census for Franklin County, Virginia - living not far from Jesse Durham.

David Durham is listed in the 1850 and 1860 census for Franklin County, Virginia with a Catherine Ashworth. In the 1880 census for Franklin County, David Durham is 75 years old and listed as "single". Mary Ann Durham is listed with David Durham in the 1880 census and listed as "niece". (NOTE: I believe this Mary Ann Durham is the daughter of John Durham or Jesse Durham)

Franklin County, Virginia Death Records - 1853-1896 by Nell Hailey (1996)
Durham, David (white male) (farmer) d. 1 Aug 1886 Franklin Co of old age, aged 94yr, s/o Chaleb & Nancy Durham, b. Franklin Co, William Durham brother reptd.

From Ted Williams:

August 3, 2011 - Durhams in Gills Creek, Virginia
hello bryon,I just got a breakthru on these durhams by accident at a party at burnt chimmey(gills creek).was ask my name and where i was from and my g-father was from gills c. this was giles perdue and his mother was martha durham perdue. she knows more than i do on these durham's. ted durham

August 3, 2011
...Martha knows and has a ton of papers pictures and letters to and from charlotte co,va to ashworth,newcomb,durham. her son owns d. durham farm. ted

August 4, 2011
byron, martha said she was born in the log cabin on david durham's farm which her son owns about 700 acres. the old grave yard in the woods my father described is there looking down on gills creek. tombstones made of slabs of rock fill the woods but the letters have worn off over time but later ones provide a direct link to john,jane durham.

August 4, 2011
Byron, Martha said we had to be cousins because these were the first durhams in franklin. she even showed me the gravesite north of the farm where my g-grandfather lived with wilson's,and chambers. she said d. durham was a smart lawyer and bought huge acreage by distilling whisky along gills creek and selling it to the gov.she said this is where he got the money to buy the land.

August 4, 2011 David Durham, Franklin County, Virginia
in ref. to david d. being married she didn't know but thought so since he mentions his son in his will which she has and would give me a copy. d. durham also drew up very elaborate deeds,rep clients,and married lots of folks. i have some copies.

August 4, 2011 - Martha Durham Perdue
martha's father was james h. durham,g-mother nancy w. durham,g-grandmother mary (polly) a. durham,sister of paulina, dau's. of john and jane. she even pulled out an old 1800 picture of paulina(perlina),mary a.(polly)and a dau. of mary- census 1880 d. durham.






Jesse T. DURHAM.



William DURHAM was born in place unknown.