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22. Alexander T. H. DURHAM was born on 6 Apr 1860 in Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina.4,12,13,28,29,30 He died on 1 Feb 1929 in Yards, Clear Fork, Tazewell County, Virginia.29,47 He was buried on 3 Feb 1929 in Shrader Cemetery, Yards, Virginia.47 Birth and death information for Alexander Durham comes from his Death Certificate. Occupation listed as "Carpenter" for the Pocahontas Fuel Company.

Alexander Durham is listed in the 1880 census living not too far from William and Phebe Durham. There are two listings. The first listing shows Alexander, age 18, as a "laborer" along with a "Mary Durham", age 32, listed as "servant/cook" in the household of Mary A. Young. The second listing shows Alexander, age 29, listed as "laborer" with wife "Mary", age 34. Most likely these are the same people.

In the 1900 census for Tazewell County, VA - Mary Durham is listed with two children - Edna and James. Edna "Adams", "widow" is listed again in the 1910 census for Tazewell under the household of James Durham and Ada Durham. Alexander Durham and wife Mary are also living in the household of James and Ada Durham in Clear Fork District. Alexander is listed as "Father" and is 50 years old and born in "Virginia". His wife Mary is listed as "Mother" and is 64 and born in Virginia. Mary dies before the 1920 census.

Alexander Durham appears in the 1920 census, with a second wife "Lilly V." and several "step-children". One child "Gladys" is listed as "daughter". Gladys Durham - age 10 is listed later living with James and Ada Durham in the 1930 census for Louisa County, Virginia. Gladys Durham is listed as "sister".

Alexander T. H. DURHAM and Mary Adeline "Belle" WILES were married on 24 Dec 1879 in Smyth County, Virginia.13,48 Smyth County, Virginia Marriages 1851-1891 by Thomas Jack Hockett & Shelia Steele Hunt - 1999
(page 53)
24 Dec 1879, Durham, A. T. H., 19, born North Carolina; son of W. H. & Pheoba
& Wiles (or Wilis?), Mary A. 28, born North Carolina, daughter of Mary E., Mary Adeline "Belle" WILES (daughter of John A. WILES and Mary E. "Pollie" WOODIE) was born in Dec 1844 in North Carolina.11,28,49,50 She died in Oct 1916 in Yards, Virginia.30,47 She was buried in Oct 1916 in Shrader Cemetery, Yards, Virginia.47 Alexander T. H. DURHAM and Mary Adeline "Belle" WILES had the following children:



Edna Jane DURHAM.



James Henderson DURHAM.

Alexander T. H. DURHAM and Lillian "Lillie" V. (NUCKLES) NUCKOLS were married on 24 Feb 1919 in Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia.51 Ada Nuckols, b. August 1887, who married James Henderson Durham, son of Alexander and Mary Durham is listed in the household of William Green and Florence Nuckols in the 1900 census. Lillian V. Nuckols, born July 1883, is listed as an older sister to Ada. It is very likely that this is the same Lillian V. who is married to Alexander Durham in the 1920 census for Tazewell County, Virginia. (Marriage record below)

West Virginia Vital Records - Mercer County, WV Marriages
Marriage Record Detail...

Date: 1919
Place: Mercer, West Virginia, United States
Bride Name: Lillian Matz
Groom Name: Alexander Durham
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Lillian "Lillie" V. (NUCKLES) NUCKOLS (daughter of William Green NUCKOLS and Florence Charity SEABOLT) was born in Jul 1883 in Virginia.11,30 Alexander T. H. DURHAM and Lillian "Lillie" V. (NUCKLES) NUCKOLS had the following children:



Gladys M. DURHAM.