DURHAM was born about 1790 in North Carolina. He died before
1822 in Sumner County, Tennessee. Tennessee - Chronology - N through
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1826 - "To the worshipful County Court of Sumner County now in session.
The humble petition of John Durham, William Durham, James Durham, Henry Durham,
Thomas Durham, Joseph Mason and his wife Susan Mason & William Smith guardian
of Henderson Durham, Gatewood Durham, Nancy Durham, & Betsey Durham, children
of Samuel Durham, deceased, all heirs of William Durham, deceased.
Sheweth, That William Durham died, sometime ago in Sumner County and left
at his death six sons & four daughters. His sons were John Durham, William
Durham, James Durham, Henry Durham, Samuel Durham & Thomas Durham. His daughters
were Polly SHERRING, wife of Thomas SHERRING, Nancy O'Rear, wife of William O'Rear,
Patsy Moody, wife of Dinning Moody, and Susan Mason, wife of Joseph Mason. The
said Samuel Durham is now dead and William Smith is guardian to his four children
Henderson Durham, Gatewood Durham, Nancy Durham, and Betsey Durham. The said
William Durham, deceased, died seized of two tracts of land, lying in Sumner
County the one containing three hundred acres and the other two hundred acres.
The tract of three hundred acres was bought of Etheldred Bunn and is bounded
as follows: It begins at a black walnut; thence running South, two hundred and
ten poles to a black oak; thence West two hundred and thirty poles to a large
popular on James Power's East boundary now Edmund Browning's; thence running
with said line North two hundred and ten poles to a stake; thence East two hundred
and thirty poles to the beginning. The tract of two hundred acres was bought
from Thomas McGuire and is bounded as follows: It begins at a double sugar tree
standing on the East boundary line of John Donohue's old survey running East
two hundred and forty five poles to pointers formerly a dogwood and beech; thence
South one hundred and eighty eight poles to a small white oak; thence North eighty
four degrees, West fifty one poles to a mark; thence North forty five degrees,
West sixty two poles to a pawpa; thence North sixty five degrees, West one hundred
& twenty poles to the East boundary line of Donohoe's old survey now owned
by Barry; thence North with the said line to the beginning.
Samuel DURHAM and Sally MORRIS had the following children: