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8. John DURHAM was born in Aug 1842 in Tennessee.1,2,3,4,6 In the 1920 Census for Hamilton County, Tennessee (Wauhatchie - District 197), James Durham, age 61 and "widowed" is listed as "Father" in the household of Ben and Sarah Durham. John Durham, age 75 and "widowed" is listed as "uncle" in this same household.

On Dec 5, 2011, at 2:12 AM, Steve Durham wrote:

The John Durham you have listed at this webpage http://www.durhamheritage.com/EnnisDurham1816-Parmly/b19395.html#P19395 was a soldier in the Confederate Army. He drew a pension from the State of Tennessee. He was captured just after Grant took Lookout Valley, just before the Battle of Lookout Mountain. John lived on Pan Gap Road in Tiftonia, TN, and was at home on convalescent leave from the Confederate Army Field Hospital in Ringgold, Ga. He was shot in the thigh in the Battle of the Wilderness. He spent the remainder of the war as a POW in Ohio. He was in the 4th GA Cavalry, under the command of Nathan Bedford Forrest.

I have a copy of his pension application from the TN state archive. The problem with researching the Durham family in the Chattanooga area, is that they were notorious about naming their children Daniel, John, Eli, and Ennis. In the pension application, John mentions that he had two daughters, and I don't see any mention of them on your page. From what my father tells me, his daughters both we pregnant with Yankee soldiers, but they didn't marry. Undoubtedly, the kept the Durham name. From the best I can tell, they moved to DeKalb County, Alabama. Sometimes, there would be two or three males in a family with the name Daniel, John, and Eli.
Stephen Prescott Durham, USMC Retired

John DURHAM and Catherine "Kate" (UNKNOWN) were married about 1865 in Tennessee.4 Catherine "Kate" (UNKNOWN) was born in May 1844 in Tennessee.3,4,6 John DURHAM and Catherine "Kate" (UNKNOWN) had the following children:



Louisa Jane DURHAM was born about 1866 in Tennessee.3,4



Sarah C. DURHAM was born about 1869 in Tennessee.3,4