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60. Robert William "Bob" DURHAM was born on 9 Jan 1870 in Kentucky.12,13,32,36,53,61 1900 Census for Allen County, Kentucky states that Robert Durham was born in "1873" but death records state "1870". Information from Sharon Clark states Robert Durham's birth as "9 January 1869" in Kentucky. He died Chronic Nephritis on 22 Aug 1927 in Allen County, Kentucky.12 Buried in Hopewell Cemetery. Informant listed as "Dyer Durham"of Gainsville, Kentucky. It is not 100% proven that Robert William "Bob" Durham is a son of Obediah F. Durham and wife Nancy found in the 1870 Census for Allen County, Kentucky. I place him with this family until I can find more concrete proof. Some at Rootsweb have this "Robert Durham" listed as a son of Thomas G. Durham, but I feel it is more likely that the "Robert Durham" who married Harriet Williams and living near Thomas G. Durham in the 1900 Census for Sumner County, Tennessee, is more likely.

The Kentucky Death Certificate of "Bob Durham" of Allen County, Kentucky shows Bob married to "Mandy", who I believe is "Amanda Sheilds" and that his father's name is listed as "Dyar" Durham. The mother is listed as "Not Known". The informant listed is also "Dyar Durham". "Dyer" could be short for "Obediah". (More research is needed.)

Robert William "Bob" DURHAM and Amanda "Mandy" SHEILDS were married about 1897 in Kentucky. Amanda "Mandy" SHEILDS was born on 11 Oct 1877 in Kentucky.35,36,53,61 She died on 15 Jul 1957 in Allen County, Kentucky. Information provided by Ken Hinds (by World Connect Postem)
Funeral records for Allen Co KY show Amanda Durham born 1877-10-11 died 1957-07-15. Her parents are shown as George Shields and Eliza Williams. Her children are given as Will, Dyer, Mrs Fannie Oliver, Mrs Exie Buchanan, Mrs Gaylon Pearson, and Mrs Hobert Pearson. The 1930 census shows Gaylen Pearson married to Rena, and Orville Pearson married to Mary.
Robert William "Bob" DURHAM and Amanda "Mandy" SHEILDS had the following children:



William Franklin "Will" DURHAM.



Fanny M. DURHAM was born in Apr 1900 in Kentucky.36,53,61



Flortiller DURHAM was born about 1903 in Kentucky.53,61



Obediah D. "Obie" DURHAM was born about 1905 in Kentucky.35,53,61



Reaner "Rena" DURHAM was born about 1907 in Kentucky.53,61



Mary DURHAM was born in Jan 1910 in Allen County, Kentucky.19,53 She died Spinal Abjection in Jul 1910 in Allen County, Kentucky.12 Listed as "6 mo" old when she died.



Elbridge "Elberg" DURHAM was born in 1910 in Kentucky.53 He died Spinal Objection in Jul 1910 in Allen County, Kentucky.12 Listed as "6 da" old when he died.



Ruby Lois DURHAM was born on 12 Aug 1912 in Allen County, Kentucky.12,49,61 She died Disease of Heart (Vascular) on 4 Jan 1925 in Allen County, Kentucky.12 Buried in Hopewell Cemetery. Informant listed as "Robt Durham" of Gainesville, Kentucky. Ruby Lois Durham was 12 years, 4 months, and 22 days old when she died.



Eunice Neil DURHAM was born on 29 Aug 1916 in Allen County, Kentucky.35,49,61