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766. William Bate "Bates" DURHAM was born on 24 Jun 1866 in Sumner County, Tennessee.28,173,356,357,358,359 He died on 16 Sep 1953 in Los Angeles County, California.173 In the 1920 Census for Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles Assembly District 61 - District 130), William B. Durham, age 53 and "widowed" is listed as "Father-in-law" in the household of Ris Gilmore, and wife, Edna (Durham).

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Subject: William Bate Durham, 1900-1910
From: Michele Durham
Date: March 8, 2010

Byron,

Please include this information in the William Bate Durham profile. Also, I think it is relevant to include Armiza’s parents. Copy and paste web link. Thank you so much for all you’ve done for the Durham family.

Michele Durham

YEAR/ DATE LOCATION EVENT
1903/Aug 27 Sumner County, TN Armiza Brown Hodges becomes a widow.
<http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dvincent&id=I9921>

1904/1905 Cumby, Hopkins County, TX Armiza Brown marries W.B. Durham
<http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dvincent&id=I9922>

1906/Feb 24 Cumby, Hopkins County, TX Child born: Robert Lee Durham

1910/Mar 28 Sumner County, TN Armiza Brown Hodges Durham dies
See obituary for “Mrs. Bates Durham” March 28, 1910
<http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~providence/obit_mar-apr-may_1910.htm>
<http://files.usgwarchives.org/tn/sumner/cemeteries/sherron.txt>

NOTES:
Hopkins County clerk was able to verify the birth of Robert Lee Durham to Myrtle Armiza Brown and William Bate Durham. His date of birth was listed as Feb 24, 1906. No verification of marriage.(Contact date 3/4/2010).

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Subject: W.B.Durham, 1894-1900
Subject: William Bate Durham, 1894-1900
From: Michele Durham
Date: March 8, 2010

Dear Byron,
Please include this information in the William Bate Durham profile. Also, I think it is relevant to include Mary Elizabeth’s parents. Copy and paste web links. Thank you for all you’ve done to open up a wonderful heritage for Durham’s from coast to coast.

Michele Durham

YEAR - DATE - LOCATION - EVENT
1894/29 Dec Cumby, Hopkins County, TX Marriage
<http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3016996&id=I1841>

He marries Mary Elizabeth Rippy, granddaughter of W.P. Rippy and Mary Wetherly. W.P. Rippy is the brother of W.B.’s grandmother Sarah P. Malinda Rippy.

1895/Oct Cumby, Hopkins County, TX Child born: James Calvin Durham

1898/June 12 Cumby, Hopkins County, TX Child Born: Edna Durham

1900/Nov 21 Cumby, Hopkins County, TX Child Born: Samuel Waldon Durham
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3016996&id=I4307

1900/Nov 25 Cumby, Hopkins County, TX Mary Elizabeth Rippy Durham dies.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=41&GScid=7088&GRid=7479879&CScn=stewart&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2635&

NOTES
Cumby was previously called Black Jack Grove. There may be records reported for Black Jack Grove and/or Cumby. The state of Texas did not require certification until 1903. Hopkins County clerk verified Edna Durham, b. June 12, 1898; Samuel Waldon Durham, b.November 21, 1900 to parents William Bate Durham, Mary Elizabeth Rippy. Clerk did not verify town of Cumby. 3/4/2010 and 3/9/2010.

I sent an email to Don Cameron of Cameron and Hill Families of Texas to verify his proof source. I have not received a reply.
See attachment of funeral card for Samuel W. Durham

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Subject: Bate vs. Bates
From: Michele Durham
Date: March 8, 2010

Byron,
Nick names were a common occurrence in large families. The Durham family had their fair share. From the information I have gathered William Bate Durham was known as “Bates” while he was in Sumner County. The obituary in the Sumner Co. publication for his wife Armiza Brown was listed as “Mrs. Bates Durham”. In a personal paper of his, he refers to himself at Bates. But that name did not follow him out West.

Once heading west he uses William B. and Will B. His name is listed as William Bate on birth records in Hopkins County, TX. Based on his application of two birth certificates in Texas his formal name should be listed as William Bate Durham in your Durham data base.

Again, thank you for your work with tracking the Durham family.

Michele Durham

William Bate "Bates" DURHAM and Mary Elizabeth RIPPY were married on 29 Dec 1894 in Cumby, Hopkins County, Texas. Mary Elizabeth RIPPY (daughter of Calvin RIPPY and Sarah Jane JORDAN) was born on 28 Dec 1875 in Texas.356 She died on 25 Nov 1900 in Cumby, Hopkins County, Texas. William Bate "Bates" DURHAM and Mary Elizabeth RIPPY had the following children:

1287

i.

James Calvin DURHAM was born in Oct 1895 in Cumby, Hopkins County, Texas.356

+1288

ii.

Edna DURHAM.

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iii.

Samuel Waldon DURHAM.

William Bate "Bates" DURHAM and Myrtle Armiza BROWN were married about 1904. Myrtle Armiza BROWN (daughter of James Henry BROWN and Sarah Ann SHERRON) was born on 30 Jun 1881. She died Consumption on 28 Mar 1910 in Near Anglea, Tennessee. Obituaries March - April - May, 1910
Typed and Contributed by Linda Carpenter
©2002
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~providence/obit_mar-apr-may_1910.htm

(Thursday, March 31, 1910)

Died Near Anglea
Mrs. Bates Durham of Cumby, Texas, died Monday at the home of Joe Durham near Anglea. Her death was due to consumption from which she had been a sufferer for some months. She came to this county a few weeks ago from her home in Texas hoping to regain her health. The deceased was 28 years of age and a member of the Christian Church. The burial took place Tuesday at the Sherron burying ground.
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From: Michele Durham <m.durham@comcast.net>
Date: May 5, 2010 2:40:57 PM EDT
To: BYRON DURHAM <bdurham@mountainsidemedia.com>
Subject: Re: DURHAM REVISIONS

Byron,
Thank goodness, almost 100 years ago, someone wrote a descriptive obituary with a helpful explanation. See Obituary above. Anglea is/was a small community outside of Gallatin, TN. Her place of death is "near Anglea"...according to her obit. (Joe Durham was her brother-in-law.)

"In the 1910 Census for Sumner County, Tennessee (Civil District 14 - District 144), James Durham, age 70 and "widowed", is listed in the household of Joe J. Durham and wife Ida P."
<http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi op=GET&db=bdurham&id=I18145>
I found "Anglea" on this old map. Although I can't locate it. Here's the link: <http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnsumner/1878plak.htm>
William Bate "Bates" DURHAM and Myrtle Armiza BROWN had the following children:

+1290

i.

Robert Lee "Rob" DURHAM.

William Bate "Bates" DURHAM and Martha E. (UNKNOWN) were married about 1925 in California.358 Martha E. (UNKNOWN) was born on 27 Jul 1893 in Nebraska.173,358 She died in Feb 1968 in Valley Village, Los Angeles, California.173 William Bate "Bates" DURHAM and Martha E. (UNKNOWN) had the following children:

1291

i.

William Joseph "Billie" DURHAM was born on 16 Apr 1926 in Los Angeles County, California.173,358,359,360 He died on 5 Dec 2003 in California.173