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756. John Breckenridge "Jno" DURHAM was born on 13 Feb 1875 in Tennessee.27,88,107,108,140 He died on 10 Jun 1944 in Dry Fork Creek, Tennessee. Calvin Homer Campbell Family - Submitted by Linda Carpenter


Newby Funeral Home Records
Funeral of: John Breckenridge Durham
Birth: Feb. 13, 1875
Died: June 9, 1944
Burial: June 10, 1944, Gallatin Cemetery
Age: 69-3-27
Sex: male
Nationality: White
Married: yes
Place of death: Res. North Water Street
Physician: Dr. C. D. Robbins
Funeral from: Res.
Services held at: Res.
Conducted by: James Elder & J. E. Hollis

John Breckenridge "Jno" DURHAM and Myrtle A. CAMPBELL were married on 23 Jan 1904 in Sumner County, Tennessee.22,108 John Breckinridge Durham and Joseph Johnson Durham, both married their wives on the same day - 23 Jan 1904 in Sumner County, Tennessee.
(Tennessee State Marriages, 1780 - 2002). Myrtle A. CAMPBELL (daughter of Calvin Homer CAMPBELL and Sarah Elizabeth BROWN) was born on 27 Sep 1879 in Canon County, Tennessee.108,356 She died on 20 Dec 1957 in Sumner County, Tennessee.356 John Breckenridge "Jno" DURHAM and Myrtle A. CAMPBELL had the following children:



Arlene Delilah DURHAM was born on 4 Jul 1904 in Tennessee.114 She died on 25 Jun 1970 in Marysville, California. From: cindy scott <cjscott.ore@gmail.com
Date: March 31, 2011 2:22:04 PM EDT
To: BYRON DURHAM <bdurham@mountainsidemedia.com>
Subject: Re: My grandmother was a Durham

My grandmother was Arlene Delilah Durham, born July 4, 1904, I believe in Gallatin, Sumner County, TN. Her parents were John Breckenridge Durham and Myrtle Campbell.
You have her listed at Allene, plus you have her born in 1905. That's possible from Census records, but she always told us 7/4/04. She was J.B. [also called "Breckie"] and Myrtle's only child.
P.S. 8/17/2012. I applied to the Daughters of the Confederacy. A check on cemetery records show Arlene's headstone reads July 4, 1905. So it sounds like your original research was correct.

Arlene married Walter Kenneth Scott from Ohio. They had one son, Kenneth Breckenridge Scott born June 22, 1936 in Ohio.

Thus our Durham line ends with Arlene. She is buried in the Gallatin cemetery beside her parents.

Oh, one story Arlene told me that you might find interesting. We kids wondered why my dad's middle name was Breckenridge. Kind of a strange name we thought. She said that there were 4 brothers in the Civil War under 4 different generals. They made a pact that when the war was over, they'd each name a son after the general they served under. Evidently, my line devolved from the brother serving under Major General John C. Breckenridge. I have no way to verify the story, and I don't even know if the brothers were Durhams or Campbells.
P.S. 8/17/2012. The research for my application to the DOC confirms that James Henry Durham, my great-great grandfather, was in the Civil War.

If anyone is interested, I donated a large photograph album that had belonged to Arlene and her parents to the Sumner County Museum. It's likely that family members, Durhams/Campbells/Rippys/and others may find relatives in the pictures.

Thank you,
Cynthia Jean Scott