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18. Susan Elizabeth (Eliza) DURHAM was born in Mar 1853 in Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina.4,11,12,13,35,36 She died before 1930 in Mercer County, VA/WV. In 1910, William Durham is living in the household of Elizabeth Durham married to Andrew Melvin, in the Beaver Pond District, Mercer Co., WV. William is listed as "brother-in-law" to Andrew Melvin. I am not sure who this William is. Could be Warren, but Warren is listed elsewhere in the census living with his daughter Minnie. This could be "Alexander Durham" born 1860, who appears in the 1920 census for Tazewell County, VA with a second wife "Lilly" who is one half his age, and have several "step-children" listed, except for the youngest "Gladys".

Susan Elizabeth (Eliza) DURHAM and Andrew J. MELVIN were married on 20 Feb 1872 in Mercer County, West Virginia.37,38 Susan Elizabeth Durham and Andrew J. Melvin marriage is listed on Reel #3, Page 21, Line #28 of the Mercer County, WV Marriages Volume I - 1854-1914. Andrew J. MELVIN (son of Hezekiah MELVIN and Elizabeth THOMAS) was born in May 1845 in Oakvale, Mercer County, VA/WV.11,13,35,39,40 He died before 1920 in Mercer County, VA/WV.36 Buried at the Brush Fork Cemetery in Mercer Co., WV. (Research of Vicki Mills). In the 1870 Census for Mercer County, West Virginia (East River - District 20), Andrew J. Melvin, age 23 (Virginia) and Napoleon B. Melvin, age 19 (Virginia), are listed in the household of Robert M. Thomas and wife, Martha. Susan Elizabeth (Eliza) DURHAM and Andrew J. MELVIN had the following children:



Mettie Josephine MELVIN.



William Henderson MELVIN.



James Madison MELVIN.



Betty L. MELVIN.



Laura Victoria MELVIN.



George Wiley MELVIN.



Susan Elizabeth MELVIN.