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26. Hardy Edward DURHAM was born on 4 Sep 1828 in Georgia.7,25 He died on 23 Mar 1860 in Brison, Decatur County, Georgia.26 In the 1880 Census for Decatur County, Georgia (Pine Hill - 18), Susan Durham, age 45 and "widowed" is listed as "Mother" in the household of John Durham, age 24.

John Durham m Penelope(?)NC to Decatur Co.GAd1850+
Posted by Calvin Durham - 27 October 2001

I am a ggg grandson of this couple via their son, Hardy, to grandson John Coats, to ggrandson Arch, to my dad J. C., to me. Does anyone out there know the maiden name of Penelope, and anything about her family?

Also, would like to know how the name "Coats" became the middle name of their grandson? Any ideas. John Coats Durham came to Montague Co., Texas, in 1880. His mother Susan Rich Durham came later. They are buried in the Union Cemetery, Montague Co., Tx., side by side. I will be glad to share what I have with anyone. Thanks for the help in advance.
Calvin Durham

Hardy Edward DURHAM and Susan RICH were married on 17 Feb 1851 in Decatur County, Georgia.9 Re: John Durham m Penelope(?)NC to Decatur Co.GAd1850+

Posted by Calvin Durham - 30 October 2001

Our Hardy was Hardy Durham b. 1828 and maried Susan Rich in Decatur Co., GA in abt 1853. I have a copy of marriage certificate. He apparently died before 1860. I have a tin type picture of her and her 3 sons and daughter (John, Jesse, and Robert, and the girl). John Coats Came to Texas riding a horse in 1880 and met his wife to be in Montague Co., she was Helena Elenor Whisenant.

Susan RICH was born about 1829 in Georgia.8,27,28 Hardy Edward DURHAM and Susan RICH had the following children:



Marion DURHAM was born about 1850 in Georgia.8



John Coats "Jack" DURHAM.



Jesse Frank DURHAM.



Robert DURHAM was born about 1858 in Georgia.8,27