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34. Jacob DURHAM was born on 31 Jan 1805 in Boyle County, Kentucky.7,28,29 He died on 11 Aug 1864 in Putnam County, Indiana.29 Occupation in 1850: Merchant (1850 Census for Putnam County, Indiana - Russell).

In the 1850 Census for Putnam County, Indiana (Russell), Daniel Evans, age 25 is listed as "clerk" in the household of Jacob and Rachel Durham. Marriage records show Sarah M. Durham marrying Daniel Evans on 1 April 1856 in Putnam County, Indiana.

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In tthe year 1828 the town of Russellville was laid out by Jacob Durham, who was the first merchant and carried on the first balcksmith shop.

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James Vallentine Durham (b. 1833)

His father was Jacob Durham, who was born in January 31, 1805, in Kentucky. Jacob married Hannah Spears on January 18, 1826. The family moved to Indiana in 1829. James V. Durham was their third child (of six). After Hannah died in 1840, Jacob married Rachel G. Hawkins Vanschoick later in the year but there no children born of that marriage.

Jacob Durham’s father was Benjamin Durham, who was born on April 3, 1778 and died on June 5, 1847. He married Margarett Roberson on December 16, 1802. She was born on June 25, 1782 and died on February 26, 1855. They had eleven children of whom Jacob was second oldest.

Jacob Durham’s mother, Margarett Roberson, was the daughter of James Roberson (died Jan. 13, 1808) and Elizabeth Huberry (died Aug. 13, 1821) who were married in 1778.

James V. Durham’s mother, Hannah Spears, was the daughter (and fifth child) of David Spears, who was born on Feb. 4, 1779 and died on Oct. 13, 1835, and of Barberry Bovier, who died on March 8, 1812. David Spears later married Nancy Hill and Hanna Bigham, but there were no children from either marriage.

From Benjamin Durham, the Durham family line in America goes back to the 17th Century.

Benjamin Durham’s father was John Durham, who was born on October 20, 1742 and who died on May 22, 1817. His mother was Martha Bugg, who was born on July 17, 1747 in Kentucky. They were married on December 28, 1765. Benjamin was the seventh of thirteen children.

John Durham’s father was also named John Durham. He had one son (John) by his first wife. The earlier John Durham came to America (along with James and Samuel Durham) from Teasewater, Durhamshire, in England, between 1690 and 1720. John first settled in Farquier County, Virginia, and then in Perrysville, Kentucky, where he died. He was one of the organizers of the first Methodist Church in Kentucky along with George Rogers Clark.

An earlier ancestor, William Durham (1611-1684), took his degree in Divinity at Oxford in 1635 and later became a preacher at Polks Chapel.
The second John Durham’s son, Col.. Jesse Bugg Durham, was one of the commissioners who located the capital of Indiana at Indianapolis. Samuel Wallace Durham settled in Muscatine, Iowa.

Jacob DURHAM and Hannah SPEARS were married on 18 Jan 1826 in Kentucky.29 Hannah SPEARS (daughter of David SPEARS and Barberry BOVIER) was born about 1809 in Kentucky.28,29 Jacob DURHAM and Hannah SPEARS had the following children:



William H. DURHAM.



James Valentine DURHAM.



George Spears DURHAM.




Jacob DURHAM and Rachel G. Hawkins VANSCHOICK were married about 1840 in Indiana.29 Rachel G. Hawkins VANSCHOICK was born about 1805 in Kentucky.28