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77. William M. DURHAM was born in Nov 1862 in Scott County, Virginia.9,15,17,18,34,36,37 In the 1880 Census for Scott County, Virginia, William Durham, age 17, is living in the household of John and Pheba B. McConnell. William is listed as "Farm Laborer".

In the 1910 Census for Wise County, Virginia (Richmond - District 127), David H. Durham, age 35 and "married" is listed as "brother" in the household of William M. Durham and wife Minerva M.

In the 1910 Census for Wise County, Virginia (Richmond - District 136), Mary A. Roller??, "widowed" is listed as "mother-in-law" in the household of William M. and Minerva N. Durham.

In the 1930 Census for Wise County, Virginia (East Stone Gap - District 21), Merle Durham, age 27 and "divorced" is listed as "daughter" in the household of William M. Durham, age 69, and wife Nerva M., age 48.

Virginia Memory, Library of Virginia: Chancery Records Index
Wm M Durham (Plaintiff) vs Mary E. Durham (Defendant)

To the Hon W J Miller, Judge of the Circuit Court of Wise County, VA
Your Orator Wm M. Durham, humlby complaining would show unto your honor that he was married to Mary E. Fallin in the state of Tennessee in the yr of 1883 and lived happily with her for some years, when she failing in her wifely duty and forgriting her family honor was guilty of adultry, which were your Orator learned, he abandoned her, nor has he lived with her since. That he moved to this County some five or six years ago & that she had been living in this County some five years. That she is now living in open and gross ludeness & bears the reputation of a prostitute, and is being a house of John Jones of Norton, Virginia. That there were two children born as the first of said marriage, _____ Pearl, age 12 years & Ida, age 10 years that she has now change of said children. That she is not fit to her, charge of the ____ of young & ____ children, expressly young girls.
The _____ _____, the prayer of your Orator is that said Mary E. Durham be made a party defendant to this bill. That she answer under oath; that your Orator be granted a divorce a _________ & that he be given the case and _____ of the said two children & for such aches & ____ ____ to Equity belong & is suiter to his case & as ___ duly bound he well ever pray.
Wm G Mathew p.q.

William M. DURHAM and Mary Elizabeth FALLIN were married in 1883 in Tennessee.58,59 Virginia Memory: Library of Virginia - Chancery Records Index
http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/full_case_detail.asp?CFN=195-1898-078#img They were divorced on 21 Oct 1891 in Wise County, Virginia.58 Mary Elizabeth FALLIN (daughter of ??? FALLIN) was born in Sep 1867 in Virginia.18 William M. DURHAM and Mary Elizabeth FALLIN had the following children:



Pearl DURHAM was born in Sep 1883 in Virginia.18



Ida DURHAM was born in Apr 1886 in Virginia.18

William M. DURHAM and Minerva M. "Nerva" BOOKER were married on 14 Dec 1898 in Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Virginia.9,18,60 Wise County, Virginia Marriages, 1889 - 1899 by William C. Gobble
(page 33)
Durham, William M., 37 (widowed), b. Scott County, Virginia; son of G. M. & Susan Durham; married 4 December 1898 to Booker, Manerva, 18, single, b. Hawkins County, Tennessee; daughter of G. S. & Sarah Booker; Occupation of husband: Mechanic.

W. M. Durham
Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940
birth: 1861 Scott Co., Va.
marriage: 14 December 1898 Big Stone Gap, Wise, Virginia
father: G. M. Durham
mother: Susan Durham
spouse: Manerva Booker
other: C. G. Booker, Sarah Booker
Name: W. M. Durham
Birth Date: 1861
Birthplace: Scott Co., Va.
Age: 37
Spouse's Name: Manerva Booker
Spouse's Birth Date: 1880
Spouse's Birthplace: Hawkins, Tenn.
Spouse's Age: 18
Event Date: 14 Dec 1898
Event Place: Big Stone Gap, Wise, Virginia
Father's Name: G. M. Durham
Mother's Name: Susan Durham
Spouse's Father's Name: C. G. Booker
Spouse's Mother's Name: Sarah Booker
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Race: White
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86869-7
System Origin: Virginia-EASy
GS Film number: 34394
Reference ID: p 72 cn 154 Minerva M. "Nerva" BOOKER (daughter of G. S. BOOKER and Sarah (UNKNOWN)) was born in Oct 1881 in Hawkins County, Tennessee.9,18,34,36,37 William M. DURHAM and Minerva M. "Nerva" BOOKER had the following children:



David Moscoe DURHAM was born on 16 Mar 1900 in Virginia.18,33,34,36 He died Arterioschlerotic heart disease on 12 Jun 1961 in Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia.61 Buried in East Stone Gap, Virginia. Informant listed as "Grace Hospital".
Death Certificate located at:

David Moscoe Durham <https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N9H4-Z4C>
West Virginia, Deaths, 1853-1970
birth: Mar 1900
death: 12 Jun 1961 Welch, McDowell, West Virginia
burial: 14 Jun 1961 East Stone Gap, Va.
residence: Coalwood, McDowell, West Virginia
parent: William Durham, Merneva Booker
name: David Moscoe Durham
death date: 12 Jun 1961
death place: Welch, McDowell, West Virginia
gender: Male
age: 61 years
estimated birth year: Mar 1900
marital status: Married
father's name: William Durham
mother's name: Merneva Booker
occupation: Miner
residence: Coalwood, McDowell, West Virginia
burial place: East Stone Gap, Va.
burial date: 14 Jun 1961
digital folder number: 4229103
source: County Records

David Moscoe Durham

Birth: Mar., 1900, East Stone Gap, Wise County, Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 18, 1961, Coalwood, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA

S/O William M. Durham and Minerva Booker Durham

Burial: East Stone Gap Cemetery
Wise County, Virginia, USA

Created by: Joseph Rash
Record added: Jan 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83876228



Myrill J. "Merill" DURHAM was born about 1903 in Wise County, Virginia.34,36 Myrill is listed as "divorced" in the 1920 Census for Wise County, Virginia. She is living with her parents - William M. Durham and wife Nerva.