Marion DURHAM was born on 14 Feb 1869 in Casey County, Kentucky.16,50,83,181,182,183
He died Congestive Heart Failure with Arterioschlerosis on 11 Aug 1946 in Dallas,
Texas.83 Buried in Restland
Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. Informant at death listed as "Mrs. J. H. Culberson".
Occupation: Lumber Inspector
From: "Linda Lowe" email@example.com
Date: September 12, 2011 4:38:59 PM EDT
Subject: Casey County, KY, Durham Family
Recently, I went on line and keyed in Quintilla Durham and saw your last posting
on Quintilla in the Ancestor.com family pages. As a result of your posting on
Quintilla, I thought it necessary to provide this info to you. It has been some
time since we have corresponded. Just prior to my move to the Ouachita Mountains
of Arkansas from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area about four years ago, you helped locate
my GGrandfather George Marion Durham from Casey County, KY. His burial was in
Dallas, TX with his second wife Ella Frances Wolf Durham.
Since that time, I have found additional information as to who my Grandmothers
Mother truly was. On an old envelope from about 1968, I penned the name of my
Grandmothers Mother as given to me by my Grandmother, Eunice Lillian Durham
Simpson. That name was Elgie Williams Durham. When I keyed it into Google, out
came the Casey County information.
I have also telephoned and spoken with James Durham, a Professional Photographer,
in Liberty, KY (whom I believe you know). Additionally, I have spoken with another
James Durham in Liberty who is a retired/disabled heavy equipment operator.
The first James is a Professional Photographer and helped me immensely by providing
a Disk copied from the Library in Liberty containing much information on the
Durham family. It is great and shows that George Marion Durham (my GGrandfather)
was the first husband of Elgie Durham(born 2 Sep 1874) daughter of Quintilla
Durham who was the daughter of Coleman Durham (?). At least Quintilla was shown
in the 1860 census as a three year old in Coleman Durhams house. The second
James Coleman told me verbally that Quintilla was full blooded Indian. ( Dont
know, but would like to.) This James said he would call me back but never did.
He supposedly has a great deal of Durham family information which his mother
had documented for years and left to him.
Back to George Marion and Elgie Durham. It appears that Coleman Durham and Milton
H. Durham (George Marions father) were brothers and Coleman being several
years older than Milton. Milton H. went to the Civil War and served in the First
Kentucky Cavalry as a Private in Company A, a Union Regiment under the 13th Army
Corps. Always thought I was dyed in the wool Confederate, but oh well! My wife
is threatening divorce because of it!!!!
When Milton H. returned from the war, he married Permilla Slone(sp?) and one
of the children they had was George Marion, my GGrandfather, born 14 Feb, 1869.
Then George married Elgie on 25 Sep 1890 (according to a posting which quoted
Marvice Williams, a son of Quintilla Williams DurhamBook 2, Page 123 Casey
County Marriages- I have not seen this documentation).
George Marion and Elgie had the following children: 1. Eunice Lillian Durham
Simpson 2. Ruth Durham 3. Ulisses 4. Ewart 5. Hulbert.
It appears that George Marion and Elgie were married and lived together for about
nine or ten years since Hulbert was apparently in the womb when they went their
separate ways. In the 1900 Census Elgie is shown with George Huston as her husband
(Logan Brown having been in the picture somewhere between times or after, I guess).
Elgie and George Huston had a daughter named Mabel and another daughter who died
young named Myrtle. The fifth child of George Durham and Elgie (?) was Hulbert
and apparently raised by George Huston and Elgie.
According to the information from Marvice Williams, Elgie was married to Logan
M. Brown 18 Dec 1902- Casey County Marriage Records, Book 3, Page 175.
George Marion Durham (a teacher) and Ella Frances Wolf Durham show up in the
1900 census in another county in KY on the TN border, and with my Grandmother
and her siblings. What a circus!! George Marion was in Faulkner County, AR by
1907 time frame or a bit earlier and was a lumber inspector.
If this does not make any sense to you, you can telephone me at my land line
(870)326-4398 or cell (817)913-3018. We will work through it.
GOD Bless you and your family.
George Marion DURHAM and Elgie Williams DURHAM were married on 25 Sep 1890
in Casey County, Kentucky.52,181 Not 100% sure that this is
the correct marriage date:
G. M. Durham
25 Sept 1890 in Casey County, Kentucky
More research is needed. Elgie Williams DURHAM (daughter
of ??????? (UNKNOWN) and Quintilla DURHAM) was born on 2 Sep 1875 in Casey County,
Kentucky.50,53,58,167 She died Carcinoma of left breast on 26 Feb 1934 in
Lincoln County, Kentucky.18
Buried in McKinney, Kentucky. Informant listed as "George Houston"
of McKinney, Kentucky. The death certificate of Elgie (Durham) Houston in Lincoln
County, Kentucky, shows her parents as "Coleman Durham" and Quintilla
Williams. The 1880 Census shows Elgie, age 4, living in the household of Coleman
Durham and Artismia (Perkins). Elgie is listed as "grand-daughter".
There is also and Arthur Durham, age 11 months - who is listed as "grand-son".
Quintilla Durham, age 23, a daughter of Coleman and Artisma Durham, later marries
John T. Williams. This may be where the "Quintilla Williams" came
from on the death certificate. Elgie (Durham) Houston is actually the daughter
of Quintilla Durham.
Elgie (Durham) Houston, age 35, and listed as "married twice" is listed
as wife to George Houston in the 1910 Census for Casey County, Kentucky. Elgie
and George Houston are listed as married for 4 years. Hulbert Durham, age 10,
is listed as "step-son" to George Houston. More research is needed.
George Marion DURHAM and Elgie Williams DURHAM had the following children:
George Marion DURHAM and Ella Frances
WOLF were married. Ella Frances WOLF56 (daughter of Daniel WOLF and
Harriet T. (UNKNOWN)) was born on 17 Apr 1865 in Piqua, Ohio.83,181,182,183 She
died Coronary Occlusion on 20 Nov 1943 in Dallas, Texas.83 Buried in Restland Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. Informant
at death listed as "Mrs. J. H. Culberson". George Marion DURHAM and
Ella Frances WOLF had the following children:
Harrison DURHAM was born on 16 Dec 1912 in Arkansas.81,182,183 He died Pulmonary Tuberculosis on 26 Oct 1937 in Dallas,
Dallas County, Texas.81
Buried in Restland Cemetery. Informant at death listed as "S. M. Durham"
of 3208 Colonial Avenue. Occupation: Photographer|