Hix DURHAM was born on 4 Oct 1811 in Bedford County, Virginia.2,3,4,5,6 He died on 14 Jun 1906 in Kentucky.
Philip Durham appears in the 1840 Census for Breckinridge County, Kentucky between
the age of 20 - 30 years old. He appears to have just married and has no children
at this time.
In the 1900 Census for Breckinridge County, Kentucky - Philip H., age 88, and
Mary, age 71, Durham are living in the household of Nathaniel and Eliza Braxton.
Philip is listed as "father" and Mary is listed as "mother".
Re: William DURHAM - Southwestern part of Virginia
and also in Bedford County, VA.
Author - Theresa Griffiths
From the Breckinridge County Archives
P.O. Box 538 Courthouse
Hardinsburg, KY. 40143
Died in His 95th Year
On Thursday night June 14, 1906 Mr. Philip DURHAM died at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. N. H. Watlington, where he and his wife have lived for 10 years.
We should not mourn as those with out hope. We should look forward to the bright
resurrection morning when friend will again meet friend when father, mother,
children and grandchildren will be reunited and sad partings will be no more.
He was born in Bedford County, Va. Oct 4 1811, and came both fatherless and penniless
to Kentucky with his mother when he was only six years old of age. His father
died when he was very small and left him to support his mother and himself.
When a young man he used to travel a great deal on flat boats. Making a trip
Stevensport to New Orleans he accumulated enough money to buy a farm in Daviess
County, but finding the land so flat that his health was begining to fail, he
came to Breckinridge County.
At twenty - eight years of age he was married to Edith E. Haynes, and they were
blessed with six children James and Charlie DURHAM, of Hardinsburg, Mrs. Lucy
T. Smith, of Arkansas, Mrs. Elizabeth Palfreeman, of Illinois, and John and Simeon
Mr. Durham was married the second time to Mary Hook, daughter of John and Lucretia
Hook, of Hardinsburg, and six children were added to their family: Mrs. Julius
Snyder, Mrs. Milton West, Mrs. James Snyder, Mrs. N. H. Watlington, Mrs. Edgar
Goodman and Mrs. J. V. St. Clair, all of Breckinridge County.
After returning from Daviess County he bought a farm on Jewel's Creek and while
there he accumulated 1,000 acres of land and a good sum of money. During the
Civil War he exchanged a large sum of his green back money for gold, thus depreciating
the value one - half, and after all loss and trouble he was able to give each
of his ten children about $ 1,000 and leaving his widow an equal sum.
In politics he was a Republican. The first President he voted for was Andrew
Jackson and the last one Theodore Roosevelt. He moved to Hardinsburg about thirty
years ago, where he remained until the time of his death. Mr. Durham joined the
Methodist Church early in life and always lived a Christian life,
ever ready to do his masters will.
______ was a gentleman ___________
Bottom of obit is torn off. :(
Phillip Hix DURHAM and Edith "Edey" HAYNES were
married about 1840. Edith "Edey" HAYNES
was born about 1824 in Kentucky.2
Phillip Hix DURHAM and Edith "Edey" HAYNES had the following children:
DURHAM was born about 1844 in Kentucky.2,4|
|Charles W. DURHAM was born on 9 Oct 1846
in Kentucky.2,4,5,7 He died Cancer of Bowel on 8 Jun 1912 in Breckinridge
County, Kentucky.7 Buried
in Durham Cemetery - Hardinsburg, Kentucky. Charles Durham, age 55, is living
in the household of James Durham (widow) in the 1900 Census for Breckinridge
County, Kentucky. Charles Durham is listed as "single" and "Brother".
Death Certificate states Charles Durham was "single", when he died
DURHAM was born about 1848 in Kentucky.2,4|
|Elizabeth Ann DURHAM was born about 1850 in Kentucky.2,4|
was born in Jul 1852 in Kentucky.8|
Hix DURHAM and Mary "Polly" HOOK were married about 1852 in Kentucky.
Mary "Polly" HOOK (daughter of John HOOK and Lucretia
(UNKNOWN)) was born about 1830 in Kentucky.4,5,6
Phillip Hix DURHAM and Mary "Polly" HOOK had the following children:
|Simeon B. DURHAM was born about 1853
in Breckinridge County, Kentucky.4,7 He died Phthsic Pulmonalis on
24 Oct 1874 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky.7
Simeon B. Durham was 22 years old and "single" when he died in 1874.
Simeon's father "Philip Durham" is listed as born in "Bedford,
Virginia". Simeon's mother is listed as "Mary".|
|Sarah L. DURHAM.|
|Mary E. DURHAM was born about 1857 in
|Frances Emaline "Emma" DURHAM.|
|Eliza Ann DURHAM.|
|Lee Tiney DURHAM was born about 1868
was born about 1870 in Kentucky.5|