2. Gregory DURHAM
was born on 12 Nov 1746 in Middlesex County, Virginia.1,2 He died about
1814 in Virginia or North Carolina. Information provided by Byron
Christ Church Parish, Virginia Births, 1653-1812 about Gregory Durham
Name: Gregory Durham
Parents: Robert Durham; Eliza Durham
Birth Date: 12 Nov 1746
Baptism Date: 7 Dec 1746
Full text of "The parish register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Va.,
from 1653 to 1812" EXCERPTs.....
Oct" 5th. 1746.
Gregory (DURHAM) Son of Robert & Eliz" Durham born Nov' 12th. Bap''
Mary Hughs dyed September y' 9. & was buried Septem' y' 1 1. 17 17.
James Ball dyed September y' 24. & was buried Septem' y' 25. 1717.
Paul Durham dyed September y'' 28. & was buried Septem' y' 29.
Marriages for the Year of Our Lord 176c).
Samuel Wood & Sarah Durham married Jan'' 19th 1769.
John Keys & Margaret Smith married Feb' 4th 1769.
James Dunlavy & Elizabeth Falkner married Feb' 17th 1769.
Henry Thurston & Elizabeth Brame married F'eb'^ 23rd 1769.
Alexander Rumage & Mary McDaniel married March 23rd 1769.
Howard Williams & Elizabeth Montague married March 23rd 1769.
John Layton & Mildred Sibley married March 25th 1769.
Bartholomew Yates & Anne Daniel married May nth 1769.
Ransom son of Robert & Eliz" Durrani (Durham) born Janry i8th 1750.
anna Daughter of John & Susanna Sords born May 20th 1750.
jamin son of Thomas & Sarah Tugle born June nth
Durham, Sarah, 198,
Eliz. 160, 299,
Notes for James Shelton Sr.:
RALPH SHELTON, OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS
An Account by his great-5-grandson, Kenyon Stevenson (deceased), Hudson, Ohio,
1953, James Shelton was in Pittsylvania by 1768, when on May 27th he bought 400
acres on Leatherwood and Beaver Creeks from John Cox and wife Frances.
5) That same year, on August 26th, he was sued by David Caldwell.
6) On August 1, 1772, he received a grant for another 400 acres located on the
south fork of Leatherwood, probably adjoining or near the first tract.
7) This land was a few miles east of Martinsville in present Henry County and
about 25 miles west of his brother Crispin's settlement. James sold this 800
acre holding on Sept. 24, 1772, to James Hix, and six months later had another
grant for 500 acres nearby, on Beaver and Snow Creeks.
8) He held this only 3 years, selling Feb. 28, 1775, to William Hunter.
9) Then James, too, went further west, to buy on the North Mayo River, on its
Horsepasture and Ironmonger branches, over 2** acres in all.
10) In 1780 he gave farms to his sons William and Samuel and his son-in-law Gregory
Durham, and five years later died on land he still owned near Horsepasture. He
left will, dated May 14, 1784, proved Mar. 26, 1785, naming wife Philapinea and
this second wife' s children, Nathan, James, Molly, Nancy and Sally.
Information from GeoffBaggett
Gregory Durham is on the 1778-80 tax lists in Henry County, VA, paying taxes
for, "...raising a supply of money for the service of the United States."
February 24, 1780
James Shelton, (father of Elizabeth Shelton) gives 150 acres of land for love
and affection for his son-in-law, Gregory Durham, located on both sides of Ironmonger
Creek in Henry County, VA.
(Deed Book 2, page 4)
July 28, 1785
Gregory Durham sells 52 - 2/3 acres of land to Jesse Witt located on both sides
of Ironmonger Creek for 38 pounds.
(Deed Book 3, page 152)
1790 and 1800 Tax Lists of Henry County, VA
Gregory Durham is listed with Nathaniel Durham (Constable) in 1790. Gregory Durham
is listed with William Durham and Nathaniel Durham in 1800.
June 22, 1805
Gregory Durham sells to William Hill, 26 acres on Horsepasture Creek.
(Deed Book 6, page 624)
The Marrowbone Estate Store Ledger,
Henry County, Virginia (1806-1810)
The (partial) names below were copied from an old ledger kept by Col. George
Hairston, who operated a store at his estate, "Marrowbone," in Henry
County, Virginia. This plantation was situated on the Marrowbone River, near
Martinsville. George Hairston (1750-1827) was a son of Robert Hairston and his
wife, Ruth Stovall. Many papers relating to the Hairston family are kept at the
Manuscripts Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An
online Inventory of the Wilson and Hairston Family Papers, 1751-1928 <http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/htm/04134.html>,
also includes some digitized copies of family correspondence.
This list was transcribed by Mrs. Lillian Schwertz during a visit to the Hairston
family, in Henry County, in the late 1950s. It was first published in Local History
& Genealogical Society [Dallas, Texas], Vol. IV (November, 1958), No. 3,
Col. John Dillard
John Dillard, Jr.
Rev. William Dugless
February 11, 1811
Gregory Durham ... bond...
(Deed Book 7, page 308)
April 1, 1812 - Henry County, Virginia
Gregory Durham and wife Elizabeth sell to John and David Hill, land containing
170 acres on Horsepasture Creek.
(Deed Book 7, page 402)
Virginia Memory, Library of Virginia - Chancery Records Index
Transcribed by Byron K. Durham (7-14-2012)
To the worshipful Court of Henry County in Chancery sitting humbly complaining
shows to your worship your orator George Gilmer, administrator of James B. Gilmore,
dec, now a certain Gregory Durham has departed this Commonwealth and now resides
beyond the hereto of the ____ in the State of North Carolina indebted to your
orator in the sum of about seventy dollars leaving effects in the hands of a
certain John Hill sufficient to pay the sum. Your (Orator) prays that the said
Durham and Hill may be made defendants to this bill, that the said HIll may be
called upon to answer whether he has got the said sum of a sufficiency to pay
the said amount. And that he be restrained from paying or in any ___ departing
of the same until the final week of the Court respecting the said matter in as
much as your orator is _____ debt & to the end --- shall pray.
G. Gilmer J.P.
Know all men by the presents that we Gregory Durham & John Stone on hold
was firmly bound unto James B. Gilmer, asignes of John Redd. .... in the final
sum of One Hundred Fifteen Pounds ten shillings ................ Current money
of Virginia to which payment will and truly to be made to the said James B. Gilmer.
And as aforesaid............... we bind ourselves ___ & each of our Heirs
Exo's Adm's & assigns jointly & severally firmly by these presents sealed
with our seals and sealed the 4th day of April ..... 1809.
Whereas the above named James B. Gilmer assignes of John Redd.... hath obtained
a judgement in the County Court of Henry against the aboved bound Gregory Durham
& Asigns Execution for the sum of Fifty Severn Pounds Ten Shillings &
siphone with legal Interest these on from the 22nd day of January 1808... till
Now the condition of the above Obligation is such that if the above bound Gregory
Durham & John Stone.................. or either of them or either of their
Heirs, Exo's Adm's of Asign shall will and truly pay and cause to be paid unto
the above named James B. Gilmer assinee of John Redd..... their Heirs Exo's Adm's
or assigns the above sum on as before the Giving of the next General Assembly
for the State of Virginia aquable to audit themselves passed the 31st day of
Jan 7 last part then per that can the above obligation to be said & hereunto
remain in full force.....
Signed Sealed & Deliverd in the presents of
Thos H. Watson
Gregory Durham (SEAL)
John Stone (SEAL)
Subject: Re: [DURHAM SURNAME] Durhams Henry County, VA
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 13:58
GREGORY DURHAM/ELIZABETH SHELTON
SIGNED DEED FOR HIS LAND IN STOKES CO., NC....487a ON HIXES FORK, A BRANCH OF
PETERS CREEK. ! ASSUMPTION! HENRY CO., VA WILL BK 1, p 221-222 ORPHANS OF JAMES
HIX. ACCOUNT. ALEXANDER JOICE, GUARDIAN PAYMENTS FOR BOARD OF 3 CHILDREN, SCHOOLING
FOR 2. PAYMENT MADE TO GREGORY DURHAM. MENTION MADE OF HORSES DELIVERED TO BENJ.
HIX FOR THE ESTATE AND OF BOARD OF POLLY HIX. 9 MAY 1790 WILKES CO., GA. SWORN
TO BY: ALEXR. JOYCE. NO DATE OF RECORDING.
1815 Tax List - Stokes County, North Carolina
Elizabeth Durham (taxed on 487 acres), William Durham, James Durham.
6 December 1816 - Stokes County, North Carolina (Deed Book 7, page 45).
Elizabeth Durham (widow of Gregory Durham) sells 487 acres of land to Henry Christian
for $700. All of her children and their spouses sign this deed. (Transcription
of this deed listed below)
(Deed Book 7, page 45)
Deed of 1816 - Stokes County, North Carolina - 487 acres sold at $700
Between Elizabeth (Shelton) Durham, widow of Gregory Durham and Henry Christian
6 December 1816
Transcribed by Byron K. Durham
This indenture made this sixth day of December and in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and sixteen, between Elizabeth Durham, widow of Gregory
Durham, Des? (Deceased), William Durham, Archibald Durham, James Durham, George
Durham, James Shelton and his wife Susanna, daughter of the said Gregory Durham,
Salley Durham, William Yates and Patty his wife, daughter of the said Gregory
Durham, Robinson Vaughan and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of the said Gregory
Durham, and Cornelius Hart his wife Polley, daughter and Rebecca Durham of the
said Gregory Durham, all of the County of Stokes and State of North Carolina
of the one part, and Henry Christian now of the same County and State of the
other part, witnessed what for and in consideration of the sum of Seven Hundred
dollars in hand, paid the receipt, whereof is hereby fully acknowledged that
given, granted bargained and sold, and do by then presents, give, grants, bargained
in as of _____ and aspine unto the said Henry Christian, a certain tract, piece
or parcel of land, situate lying in the County & State aforesaid (N.E.) this
fork, a branch of Peters Creek and bounded as follows (to west) beginning at
a black oak the (S.E) corner of the original survey, standing on the south side
of a road. Thence North with the old line two hundred poles passing a branch
to a red oak the (N.E.) corner. West three hundred forty eight poles to a dead
black oak adjoining said fork, South twenty poles to a Dogwood on the North side
of a small branch and thence down said branch west fifty five poles to a rock
in the Creek below the mouth of the branch, thense south one hundred Sixty one
poles to a black oak, crossing said fork, thence East four hundred poles to the
beginning, containing four hundred & eighty seven acres be the same more
of less. To have and to hold the aforesaid granted land with the apprestenances
and all rights, priviledges, and improvements to the same in any ____belonging
to him, the said Henry Christian and the said Elizabeth Durham, William Durham,
Archibald Durham, James Durham, George Durham, James Shelton and his wife Susanna,
Salley Durham, William Yates and his wife Patty, Robinson Vaughan and his wife
Elizabeth, Cornelius Hart and his wife Polley and Rebecca Durham doth by show
presents bind themselves then him able to warrant and ____ the aforesaid granted
land and premises to him the said Henry Christian his heirs or _____. ____of
signs forever, free and ___from the rights tolls, Lawful ____or of any person
or persons whatever. In witness whereof ___have here unto ___his hands and unto
the date ___written.
Signed, sealed and delievered in presense of
Joseph Clark. Wm Loch, Walter S. Christian
Stokes County ____Term 1820
The execution of the ____deed was duly proven in open court, by Joseph Clark
Sent and ordered to be requested.
Mall R Moore
by C. S. Banner
Gregory DURHAM and Elizabeth SHELTON were married about 1772 in Henry County,
SHELTON (daughter of James SHELTON) was born about 1756 in place unknown.3,4
She died between 1850 and 1860 in Stokes County, North Carolina.
Deed between Elizabeth Durham and Cornelius Hart - 24 Jan 1818
Transcribed by Byron K. Durham -2/28/2012
This indenture made this 24th day of January in the year of Eighteen hundred
and Eighteen between Cornelius Hartt of the one part and Elizabeth Durham of
the other part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of sixty three
dollars to Corn Hartt in hand paid by said Elizabeth Durham & the said Corn
Hart covenant & agree to lease to said Elizabeth Durham Forty acres of Land
lying on the North side of Peters Creek including the improvement where Corn
Hartt now lives which Land & Tenament the said Elizabeth Durham is peaceably
to posess during hte Term of Twenty Years or During her natural life at which
time said Hart may take in possession the same tenament again by paying of the
hiers of said Elizabeth Durham the above mentioned sum of sixty three and the
said Cornelius Hartt binds my self my heirs & to Elizabeth Durham her living
& to comply with every condition of the above contract in witness whereof
I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & date above written.
Cornelius Hartt (SEAL)
State of North Carolina
March Term 1860
A deed from Conelius Hart & Elizabeth Durham is proved in open court by the
oath of Wm A. Lash who proved that William Boyles & Wm Bardwill that who
are living withness thereto are dead & that he said Lish is well acquainted
with the hand writing of said Boyles having often seen him write and of his writing
and that the signature of said Boyles to said deed is his own proper hand writing
whereupon it is ordered by the court that the said deed be registered.
Jno Hill, Clerk
by J Rierson, Jr. D. B.
Gregory DURHAM and Elizabeth SHELTON had the following children: