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179. George Washington DURHAM was born in Dec 1875 in Indiana.6,11,19 In the 1880 Census for Rockcastle County, Kentucky - George Durham, age 4 and born in "Indiana" is listed as "nephew" in the household of Robert and Polly Adams.

Information provided by Gene Martin - Genforum

More information for George Washington Durham, 24 Jun 2005. While I haven’t found any direct information that this George Durham is the son of John Hardin Durham, I think available makes that a “most likely”. George Washington Durham’s first wife was Sarah Rachel Burdine, born March 1879 Rockcastle County, I haven’t found a death date for her but believe GW was a widower when he married Willa Rector Proctor 1914 in Rockcastle County. GW married Sarah Rachel 9 July 1898 in Rockcastle. Their children were:
1. Elbert, born 11 May 1899 Rockcastle County, died 1971 Crawfordsville, IN.
2. Mary, born about 1902 KY.
3. Alfred, born about 1905 Rockcastle County.
4. Bert, born about 1910 KY.
5. Alberta, born about 1912 KY.

I have George Washington Durham’s birth as Dec 1875 Indiana, as noted above the birth listed on his gravestone is 1871. I have a death date for Ellen Daugherty, first wife of John Hardin Durham as Nov 1876. My theory is George was an infant and John Hardin left the baby with his sister, Mary Adams when his wife Ellen died. We know John H was in the area in 1877 as he was in a court case in Rockcastle concerning the estate of his father Joseph Durham.
Wila Rector Proctor Durham was the daughter of Thomas Rector, stepson of Joseph Durham. I will appreciate any information toward further identifying the parents of George W Durham.
Gene Martin

Gravestone states George Durham's birth to be "1871".

George Washington DURHAM and Sarah Rachel BURDINE were married on 9 Jul 1898 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.6 Sarah Rachel BURDINE (daughter of Andrew BURDINE and Mary (UNKNOWN)) was born in Mar 1879 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.6,19,82 George Washington DURHAM and Sarah Rachel BURDINE had the following children:



Elbert DURHAM was born on 11 May 1899 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.6,19 He died in 1971 in Crawfordsville, Indiana.6



Mary DURHAM was born about 1902 in Kentucky.6



Alfred DURHAM was born about 1905 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.6



Bert DURHAM was born about 1910 in Kentucky.6



Alberta DURHAM was born in 1912 in Kentucky.6

George Washington DURHAM and Willa RECTOR were married about 1914 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.6