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1. Thomas DURHAM was born about 1790 in place unknown.1,2 I have not proven 100% that Thomas is a son of James. I only place Thomas here until more evidence is found. More research is needed.

Birth record Luther Walker Durham, son of Thomas Durham/Rachel, states that Thomas Durham's father, Thomas is the son of Nancy.

NOTE: There appears to be 2 - Thomas Durham families listed in the 1850 Census for Essex County, Virginia:

(1) "Ann" (Nancy Ann Brizendine), age 57; (marriage records show married to Thomas Durham on 10 Feb 1813 in Essex County, Virginia.
Children: Ambrose, 27, Thomas, 25, Rachel, 22 (Rachel is Thomas' wife) and a small female child - Gannett Durham, age 1;

(2) Thomas Durham, age 60 (ca 1790) who is married to an "Ann", age 55 (ca 1795).
Children: John, 34, Susan, 30, Frances, 28, Thomas, 26, George, 24, James, 20, Alfred, 17, Elizabeth, 14;

It is also coincidental that Nancy (Brizendine) Durham, age 57 (b. 1793) is also listed as "Ann Durham" in the 1850 Census for Essex County, Virginia. I can only find one listing for a "Thomas Durham" in the 1840 Census for Essex. Could these two families be the same family? More research is needed.

Thomas DURHAM and Nancy Ann BRIZENDINE were married on 10 Feb 1813 in Essex County, Virginia.3 Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia, page 31
1813, Feb. 10
Married Thomas Durham
Book 1, Page 229
Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850
about Nancy Brizendine
Groom Name: Thomas Durham
Bride Name: Nancy Brizendine
Marriage Date: 10 Feb 1813
County: Essex
State: Virginia
Thos. Durham <https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRW3-VMF>
Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940
marriage: 10 Feb 1813 Essex County, Virginia
spouse: Nancy Brizendine
groom's name: Thos. Durham
bride's name: Nancy Brizendine
marriage date: 10 Feb 1813
marriage place: Essex County, Virginia
groom's marital status: Single
bride's marital status: Single
indexing project (batch) number: M86860-1
system origin: Virginia-EASy
source film number: 31275

Nancy Ann BRIZENDINE was born about 1795 in place unknown.1,2 Thomas DURHAM and Nancy Ann BRIZENDINE had the following children:



John DURHAM was born about 1816 in place unknown.1



Susan DURHAM was born about 1820 in place unknown.1,2,4,5 She died on 20 Sep 1873 in Essex County, Virginia.5 Susan Durham <https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRQH-22H>
Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912
birth: 1813 Essex, Virginia
death: 20 Sep 1873 Essex, Virginia

parents: Thos. Durham, Nancy Durham

name: Susan Durham
gender: Female
death date: 20 Sep 1873
death place: Essex, Virginia
age: 60
birth date: 1813
birthplace: Essex, Virginia
race: White
marital status: Single
father's name: Thos. Durham
mother's name: Nancy Durham
indexing project (batch) number: B07001-3
system origin: Virginia-EASY
source film number: 2056979



Frances DURHAM was born about 1822 in place unknown.1,2,4



Thomas DURHAM.



Ambrose DURHAM.



George DURHAM was born about 1826 in place unknown.1,2,4 In the 1870 Census for Essex County, Virginia, George Durham, age 42 is listed as "idiot" in the household of his sisters - Susan Durham, age 48 and Frances Durham, age 47.



Thomas M. DURHAM.



James L. DURHAM.



Alfred DURHAM.



Elizabeth "Betty" DURHAM.