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10. Charles Anderson DURHAM Sr.7 was born about 1770 in ???.7 He died in Jan 1834 in Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina.7 Information provided by "Carolina" at Rootsweb

1800 Pendleton, SC -- Page 11.
1810 Pendleton, SC -- Page 142 -- Charles Durram.
1830 Pickens Co., SC -- Page 285.

Partial -- I give to my wife Mary Durham one bed and furniture, one chest, two chairs, one set plates and one duch oven. I give to Polley Durham one bed, one cotten wheel and cards, one duch oven, one heffer two years old, one set of knives and forkes. I give to my son Jeremiah Durham one tract of land of one hundred acres joining land of Daniel Durham, James Langston. I also will to my son Joseph Durham, Benjamin Durham, Charles Durham Junr. all that tract of land whereon I now live to be equally divided between them three, allowing my wife to live on the land during her life. Also the rest of my children Lucy Morton, Elizabeth Morton, Patsey Gillstrap, Deliah Gillstrap, Nancy Cantral, and Rhoda Hendricks. The last named daughters I have given them their property. The rest of my property to go to my wife Mary and daughter Polly and I will my large Bible and the hymn book to my wife Marey Durham. I appoint my brother Daniel Durham, Gidian Ellis, Barnett H. Allgood as Executors. Dated 4 Jan 1834. Signed Charles X Durham, seal. Will proved 13 Jan 1834. Bond made same day for Daniel Durham Admr. Inventory made 18 Jan 1834.
"A Collection of Upper South Carolina Genealogical and Family Records", Volume I, Editor: James E. Wooley.

At ancestry.com:
"The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research"
Number 4, Fall, 1980, p. 236
Requests for Information
Requesting info on parents of Charles Durham who married Mary Fortune,
and his brother, Daniel Durham, who married Gazella Steele Moody.
Re: Charles Durham of Chatham Co., NC ca 1790-1796
Posted by: Marti Brown
Date: November 20, 2004 at 19:22:30
In Reply to: Charles Durham of Chatham Co., NC ca 1790-1796
by Dan Durham of 3223

Charles born before 1770 was 1st married to Mary Smith their dua. was Lucy b. 29 July 1791 she married Joel Morton on 7 Feb. 1807 and is buried in Alabama. His 2nd wife Berte (Bertie) Mary Fortune they had 10 children. Thier dau. Delliah (Delila) b. 11 May 1801 married 10 April 1828 in Pickens S.C. to William Gilstrap b. 10 Sept. 1805. She die on 30 July 1854 and is buried at Tabor Cem Easley S.C.This information came from the family bible and from Hoyte Gilstrap. If you have any infomation on this Charles and 2nd wife Mary, I would love to have it.

Information provided at GenForum
Re: Charles ANDERSON Durham m. Mary FORTUNE
Posted by: Gordon Ralls, Jr

I am *not* connected with this family but ran across something that *may* answer some of the questions. At:


then: Families|Durham|Surname List|Charles Anderson Durham

you find:
2. Rev Charles Anderson Durham ( ) was born 1770 in Lunenburg Co., VA. He died Jan 1834 in Pickens District, SC.

Charles married (1) Mary Fortune on 10 Mar 1794 in Warren Co., NC. Mary was born in SC. She died in GA.

They had the following children:

+ 4 F i Elizabeth Durham was born 16 Feb 1797 and died 18 Oct 1884.
+ 5 F ii Martha Durham was born Jul 1798 and died 12 Mar 1884.

[Ten children deleted, but show at site]

Charles also married (2) Mary Smith, daughter of Christopher Kitt B. Smith and Mary Mauldin. Mary was born 1772 in Chatham Co., NC. She died 1793 in Chatham Co., NC.

They had the following children:

16 F xiii Lucy Durham was born 29 Jul 1791 in Chatham Co., NC. She died 1890 in Etowah, AL.
Now, obviously, from the birth dates, Lucy b 1791 was from CAD's *first* wife, Mary Smith. *Then* after her death he married his *second* wife, Mary Fortune.

Given the birthhplace of Mary Smith and a recent post to Durham-L by Dan Durham, one has to question the cited birthplace of the Rev Durham as Lunenburg, VA rather than either Chatham or Warren Co, NC.

Sorry this is so long.......Hope it helps.

Charles Anderson DURHAM Sr. and Mary Ann SMITH were married about 1790 in South Carolina.7 Mary Ann SMITH (daughter of Christopher Kitt B. SMITH and Mary MAULDIN) was born about 1772 in Chatham County, North Carolina. She died in 1793 in Chatham County, North Carolina. Charles Anderson DURHAM Sr. and Mary Ann SMITH had the following children:




Charles Anderson DURHAM Sr. and Mary "Bertie" FORTUNE were married on 10 Mar 1794 in Warren County, North Carolina.7 Mary "Bertie" FORTUNE7 was born in South Carolina. Charles Anderson DURHAM Sr. and Mary "Bertie" FORTUNE had the following children:






Martha "Patsy" DURHAM was born in Jul 1798. She died on 12 Mar 1884.



Elizabeth DURHAM.



Delilah DURHAM.



Joseph DURHAM.



Benjamin DURHAM.



Jeremiah DURHAM.



Charles Anderson DURHAM Jr..