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304. James Samuel DURHAM was born about 1842 in North Carolina.47,173 He died in 1895 in North Carolina.174 Information provided by Tom Moody - by email:

James Samuel Durham was born in 1842 in eastern Orange County (later to become Durham County) to Alvis Durham and Catherine Strayhorn. He had a brother John S. (born 1840, died 1910) and two sisters, Sarah, born 1849, and Martha, born 1854, as well as four older half-siblings from his father's first marriage to Susanna Faucett (born 1809, died 1837).

He enlisted in the Orange County "Guards of Independence" on September 2, 1861. The group became Company G of the 28th North Carolina Infantry Regiment 19 days later at Camp Fisher in High Point, N.C. James was captured and exchanged at Fredericksburg in December 1862, hospitalized in Richmond in May 1864 from a gunshot wound, and surrendered as First Sergeant of his company at Appomattox in April 1865.

He returned home at the war's end and on July 29, 1865, married Harriett Deliah Stroud, apparently the daughter of a Justice of the Peace, born December 26, 1844. They lived in the new town of Durham and had five sons and three daughters. They attended Durham Baptist Church (later First) and in January 1888 helped found Blackwell Baptist Church (later Temple). James died in 1895 and Harriet on April 14, 1913. Harriet is buried in Durham's Maplewood Cemetery as are all of her children except Robert. Her husband James' gravesite is undiscovered.

James Samuel DURHAM and Harriet Deliah STROUD were married on 26 Jul 1865 in Orange County, North Carolina.5,7 Bondsman: James G. Durham; Witness: J. McDade Harriet Deliah STROUD (daughter of Hawkins STROUD and Mary EDWARDS) was born on 26 Dec 1845 in Orange County, North Carolina.12,27,47,94,173 She died "Suffered from Apoplexy and was alive at 12am, found dead at 6am on 13 Apr 1913 in Durham County, North Carolina.27 Buried in Maplewood Cemetery in Durham, North Carolina. Informant at death listed as "Mrs. S. C. Witherspoon" of Durham, North Carolina. Harriett D. Durham, age 65 and "widowed" is listed in the household of Sidney C. Weatherspoon and wife Mattie (Durham). Harriett D. Durham is listed as "mother-in-law". James Samuel DURHAM and Harriet Deliah STROUD had the following children:



Mary Adelaide "Addie" DURHAM was born on 31 Oct 1866 in Durham County, North Carolina.47,173,174 She died on 23 Aug 1885 in North Carolina.174



Robert Luther DURHAM.



Lula Catherine DURHAM.



David Elwood DURHAM.



Mattie Helen DURHAM.



James A. DURHAM was born on 21 Apr 1878 in North Carolina.47,174 He died on 22 Jun 1888 in North Carolina.174



Olyntheus Benjamin DURHAM was born about 1881.174 He died in 1882.174



Henry MacDonald "Jack" DURHAM.