73. Benjamin Franklin
(Frank) DURHAM was born on 4 Oct 1884 in Tazewell County, Virginia.70,93,94 He died Carcinomatosis on 25
Aug 1967 in Hollywood, Monroe County, West Virginia.93 Frank died at 5:00 pm August 25, 1967. He is buried
in the Green Hill Cemetery in Union, WV. Everett Walter Durham (Frank's son)
was the informant for the death certificate. Everett Walter Durham is listed
as living in Connersville, Indiana. Mary Puckett is the daughter of James Rawley
Puckett from his first marriage with Sally Sawyers. Frank's birth is listed
as October 4, 1882 on his death certificate. Frank's WWI Registration Card states
his birth as October 4, 1884. Since the information on the WWI Registration
Card is signed by Frank and not secondary, then I believe this birth information
to be the correct one.
Marriage records show that Frank Durham and Mary Puckett married on 29 August
1900 (almost 1 month after his mother, Victoria married James R. Puckett). Yet
the 1910 Census for Tazewell County, VA show Frank, age 24 and "single".
In the 1930 Census for Monroe County, West Virginia, Benjamin F. and Mary Durham
are living next door to James R. and Jessie Puckett - James R. Puckett is a son
of Mary (Durham) Puckett - a sister to Benjamin Franklin Durham.
(Frank) DURHAM and Mary Jane PUCKETT were married on 29 Aug 1900 in Tazewell
County, Virginia.26,43 Benjamin Franklin Durham <https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XR9G-XDH>
Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940
birth: 1883 Tazewell Co. Va.
marriage: 29 Aug 1900 Tazewell Co., Virginia
parents: Victoria Durham
spouse: Mary Puckett
groom's name: Benjamin Franklin Durham
groom's birth date: 1883
groom's birthplace: Tazewell Co. Va.
groom's age: 17
bride's name: Mary Puckett
bride's birth date: 1882
bride's birthplace: Tazewell Co. Va.
bride's age: 18
marriage date: 29 Aug 1900
marriage place: Tazewell Co., Virginia
groom's mother's name: Victoria Durham
bride's father's name: Raleigh Puckett
bride's mother's name: Sallie Puckett
groom's race: White
groom's marital status: Single
bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Single
indexing project (batch) number: M01337-7
system origin: Virginia-EASy
source film number: 2048451 Mary Jane PUCKETT (daughter
of James Raleigh (Rawley) W. PUCKETT and Sally George SAWYER) was born on 16
Mar 1882 in Tazewell County, Virginia.11,70,74
She died Pneumonia on 10 Feb 1956 in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.74,95
Buried in Green Hill Cemetery. Informant at death listed as "Benjamin
Franklin Durham". Mary Jane (Puckett) Durham is listed as living in Sinks
Grove, Monroe County, WV, but died in Ronceverte, Greenbrier Co., WV from Pneumonia.
Benjamin Franklin (Frank) DURHAM and Mary Jane PUCKETT had the following children: