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1. Jesse T. DURHAM was born about 1798 in place unknown.1,2,3,4,5 Jesse Durham is 82 years old in the 1870 census for Henry County, Virginia - Ridgeway District. Living with him are daughters, Mary A., age 37, Angeline (Nancy or Rebecca??), age 30, and two grandsons John Durham, age 10, and William Durham, age 8. According to the 1880 census for Henry County, Virginia - John Durham is a son of Nancy Durham, and William Durham is a son of Rebecca Durham. Both women in the 1880 census are listed as "single".

It is very likely that Jesse Durham and his brother David Durham are related to Gregory Durham and Elizabeth Shelton. Jesse Durham is living in Horsepasture (Henry County, VA) in the 1850 census - an area where Gregory Durham is shown as buying and selling property. Jesse Durham is also living in Mt. Airy, Surry County, NC in the 1860 census - an area where several of Gregory Durham's descendants are living.

Jesse T. DURHAM and Elizabeth "Betsy" PATTERSON were married on 10 Nov 1828 in Franklin County, Virginia.6 Franklin County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1786-1858

Derrem, (Durham) Jesse T. and Elizabeth Patterson,Nov. 10, 1828. Sur. Martin G. Wright. 140.

Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850
about Elizabeth Patterson

Groom Name: Jesse T. Derrem
Bride Name: Elizabeth Patterson
Marriage Date: 10 Nov 1828
County: Franklin
State: Virginia

Elizabeth "Betsy" PATTERSON was born about 1810 in place unknown.2,3 Jesse T. DURHAM and Elizabeth "Betsy" PATTERSON had the following children:



Mary Ann DURHAM.



Mary Jane DURHAM.






Rebecca DURHAM.



Jesse C. DURHAM.