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14. Mary "Polly" DURHAM was born about 1797 in Henry County, Virginia.1,4,23 Elizabeth Durham (age 100), widow of Gregory Durham, is living in the household Polly Hart in the 1850 Census for Stokes County, North Carolina (Peters Creek District).

Mary "Polly" DURHAM and Cornelius HART were married on 30 Apr 1814 in Stokes County, North Carolina.24,25 Robertson Vaughn is listed as "bondsman" for the marriage of Mary "Polly" Durham and Cornelius Hart. Robertson Vaughn married Polly's sister - Elizabeth Durham.

North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
about Polly Durham

Name: Polly Durham
Spouse: Cornelius Hartt
Marriage Date: 30 Apr 1814
Marriage County: Stokes
Marriage State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: County Court Records Danbury, NC and FHL # 0422159
Source: County Court Records at Danbury, NC & Family History

Cornelius HART was born in Mar 1790.8,26,27 In the 1830 Census for Stokes County, North Carolina, Cornelius Heart, is listed between the ages 30-40 (estimated 1795). There are 4 young males and 3 young females listed in his household.

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)

W. Boyles
Wm Bardwill
State of North Carolina
Stokes County
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.
Mary "Polly" DURHAM and Cornelius HART had the following children:



Catherine HART.



Elizabeth "Bettie" HART.



Williamson "William" HART.



James HART was born about 1830 in North Carolina.4,23



Robert Coleman HART.



Nancy Jane HART.