1. Robert Campbell DURHAM was born on 2 Apr 1803
in Orange County, North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5
He died on 7 Jul 1880 in Van Buren County, Tennessee.5 In the 1880 Census for Warren County, Tennessee (District
4 - District 132), Robert C. Durham is listed as "R. C. Duram", age
77 and "widowed", with children - L. J. (Lucy) age 30, and M. E. (Martha),
age 27. (Ages of children are inconsistent with the 1850 census for Van Buren
Information provided by Sally Wise:
Excerpt from - 1888 History of Southeast Missouri -
Thomas C. Durham was born in Warren County, Tenn., on the 10th day of November,
1835, and is the son of Robert and Sally Durham, who had, shortly after their
marriage, left the county of their birth, Orange County, N. C., in company with
five or six other families, over sixty years ago, to see a home in the west.
They settled in Warren County, Tenn., where, and in Van Buren County, they spent
the remainder of their lives. His grandfather and grandmother Durham had emigrated
from Germany to North Carolina in the days its earlier settlements. His father,
Robert Durham, was a farmer, mechanic and, for a number of years, was justice
of the peace. He and his wife, Sally Jones, were each firm believers in Christianity,
the father being of Baptist faith, and mother of Christian faith. They were the
father, and mother of twelve children, nine of whom are living, viz.: William
G., Willis F., J. W., Thomas C., Andrew J. Catherine E., Lucy J., Martha and
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Robert Campbell DURHAM and Sarah "Salley" JONES were married on 3 Jan 1826
in Orange County, North Carolina.1,6 North Carolina Marriage Collection,
about Robert Durham
Name: Robert Durham
Spouse: Salley Jones
Marriage Date: 3 Jan 1826
Marriage County: Orange
Marriage State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: County Court Records - FHL # 0823664 and 0418148
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT
Sarah "Salley" JONES was born on 10 Oct 1803 in
Orange County, North Carolina.1,2,5
She died on 28 Jan 1870 in Warren County, Tennessee.3,5 Robert Campbell
DURHAM and Sarah "Salley" JONES had the following children:
|Willis Franley DURHAM.|
|Sidney M. DURHAM.|
Elizabeth DURHAM was born about 1833 in Tennessee.1,2,3|
|Thomas Calvin DURHAM.|
|Andrew Jackson "Jack" DURHAM.|
|Lucy Jane DURHAM
was born about 1841 in Tennessee.1,2,3,4|
|Martha Ellen DURHAM was born on 25 Mar
1844 in Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10 She died Infirmitis of Age on
2 Nov 1937 in Warren County, Tennessee.7
In the 1910 Census for Warren County, Tennessee (Civil District 3 - District
176), Martha Durham, age 66 and "single" is listed as "sister-in-law"
in the household of Reamer Blanks and wife Sallie M. (Durham).
In the 1920 Census for Warren County, Tennessee (Civil District 3 - District
127), Martha Durham, age 75 and "single" is listed as "sister-in-law"
in the household of Reamer Blanks, age 72 and "widowed".
In the 1930 Census for Warren County, Tennessee (District 3 - District 6), Martha
E. Durham, age 86 and "single" is listed as "Aunt" in the
household of Charles and Rhoda Greer. W. R. (Reamer) Blanks, age 83 and "widowed"
is listed as "Father-in-law" in this same household.
Martha Ellen Durham, age listed as 93 years, 7 months and 7 days old and "single"
on death certificate. Birthday listed as "3-25-1844" and death "11-2-1937"
in Warren County, Tennessee. Parents listed as Robert Durham of Tennessee, and
Sally Jones of Tennessee. Informant at death listed as "Chas Greer"
of Rock Island. Buried at Mt. Vernon.
M. "Sallie" DURHAM.|