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1. William DURHAM was born about 1773 in South Carolina.1
It is believed by some at Rootsweb that William Durham is the son of George Durham and Susan Hyde. More research is needed.
Information from Pat Cannady - Genforum - May 11, 2002
Title: In Reply to: Nancy Durham, who married George Brock by Pam

(Partial listing....)
2. George Durham (John, John) He married Susan Hyde in Cobb Co., Virginia.
Children of George Durham and Susan Hyde are:
4.i William Durham, b. abt. 1773, Virginia; d. after 1850, Laurel Co., KY.
ii Hilah Durham
iii. Margaret Durham
iv. Matilda Durham
v. Harry Durham
vi. James Durham
vii. John Durham
viii. Rebecca Durham
ix Nathan Durham
x Samuel Durham.

Information provided by Sharon Davenport
Title: William and Katherine Durham Family
Author: Jack Durham 4jdurham@cableone.net
Publication: last Updated 20 July 2004

This is the William and Catherine/Katherine Durham that lived not far from London, near the Clay County line. They had a whole bunch of kids and a lot of them stayed in Laurel County.

This family is found in Clay County before the formation of Laurel County in 1826, when the part of Clay County they lived in became Laurel County. I believe they are found on the 1830 and 1840 Laurel County census records. I know they are found on the 1850 Laurel County Census. And I'm not sure after that.

There is a lot about this family in my grandmother's files. Isaac was the son of William and Catherine. And I believe William 1898-1800 was also a son of William and Catherine.

I've included some information so this is rather long - keep scroling.

Regarding the following from Cindy:
this information comes from LAUREL COUNTY HISTORY OF CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS - Thomas J. Pate, Henry S. Pate Authors and Compilers George Hamm,
A.W. Huggins Publishers, London, KY

The Glades, Ky
This church dates back to 1835, when it was organized at the
residence of Chapman Watkins, on Rough Creek, by Elders
Wm Hopper, David Weaver and Frethias Parman, as the
presbytery. Brother F. Parman was moderator until death.

Elder Geo. Brock then was moderator about 40 years, or till he
deceased. Then the following brothers were moderators in order
till 1889 - W.B. Estes, Levi J. Brock, Elijah Williams, Deacons up
to 1889- Wm. Jackson, Ragan Brock, E..M. Norville, Elisha Burnett,
W.H. Sasser

Original membership--WM., ISSAC and CATHERINE DURHAM,
Chapman and Sarah Watkins; Lydia and Wm. Jackson; Margaret
Needham; Sarah Elkins.


According to the book of Hannah Cornett Magee the following is what she lists for William Durham

It is believed that William Durham born in 1799-1800 was a son of William and Katherine Durham. According to marriage records we found that William Durham married Temperance Box in Knox County, Kentucky, Jan 19, 1824. William Durham moved from Laurel County, Kentucky to a part of Owsley County, Kentucky that later became Jackson County, when Jackson was formed. William and his brother Isaac, settled on adjoining farms near Sand Gap on a place that became known as Durham Ridge. William was buried in Jackson County between 1860-1870 as the 1870 census did not list him. The census of 1850 list their children as follows:

(2) Benjamin Durham b. 1 Dec 1824
(3) William Durham b. 1826
(4) Sarah Durham b. 1828
(5) J.A. or I.S. Durham b. 1831
(6) Mary W. Durham b. 1833
(7) Catherine Durham b. 1835
(8) John Durham b. 1837
(9) James W. Durham b. 1840
(10) a girl Durham b. 1842
(11) Temperance Durham b. 1845
(12) Stephan T. Durham b. 1848

(2) Benjamin Durham son of William and Temperance Durham born 1 Dec 1824 married Lydia Jane Williams in 1862

And Sarah sent us the following from the 1850 Laurel County Census "........These from the microfilm of the original."

127. William Durham 52 m KY farmer, 4 attended school last year, =
everyone over 20 can read and write
Benjamin 25 m KY farmer $300
William 23 m KY farmer
Sarah 21 f KY
James A. 18 m KY
Mary W. 16 f KY
Catherine 14 f KY
John 12 m KY
James W. 9 m KY
D. T. 7 f KY
S. T. 5 m KY

388. William Durham 77 m SC farmer, everyone over 20 can read and write Catharine 74 f SC

Marriage 1 Catherine
Nancy Durham
Isaac Durham

GEDCOM of Cindy Williams Ancestry.com Family Trees
last updated July 14, 2004

William DURHAM and Catherine BUNTON were married about 1794.2 Catherine BUNTON2 was born about 1776 in South Carolina.1,2 William DURHAM and Catherine BUNTON had the following children:



James W. DURHAM.



William DURHAM.



Isaac Elijah DURHAM.









Sarah "Sally" DURHAM.






Samuel DURHAM.