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2. John William DURHAM was born on 30 May 1837 in Kentucky.1,2,4,5,7,8 He died Pneumonia on 9 Mar 1919 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.5 Buried in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Informant listed as "Add Durham" of Louisville, Kentucky. In the 1860 Census for Pulaski County, Kentucky - John Durham and wife Jane have 3 children - Elizabeth, age 6, James, age 4, and Edith, age 1. Since John and Jane married in 1858, it's most likely that Elizabeth and James are children from a previous marriage. (MORE RESEARCH IS NEEDED).

In the 1900 Census for Hardin County, Kentucky (Elizabethtown) - John Durham is listed with wife - Mary J., age 50. But this Mary J, is listed marrying John Durham in 1900 and listed as having 0 children and 0 children living. This "Mary J." is listed as a "2nd wife".

John "William" Durham's middle name comes from the birth and death record of Edith "Eady" Durham, born 6 July 1859.

From: keenebj@juno.com <mailto:keenebj@juno.com>
Subject: [WCKY] Durham, Hardin, Durrett, Pointer, Cundiff, Ragsdale, Sweets, Hardin Co. late 1800's early 1900's
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2001 23:47:46 -0500

Hi, My primary WCKY wish is info on my Durham family from Elizabethtown, Hardin Co, KY. John Durham and Mary Jane Pennington Durham lived in Meade Co. in 1880 and then moved to the E-town area. Their children were Lizzie Walls Sweets (wife of William Frank Sweets), James Robards/Roberts who m. Eliz Allen, Edith Durham Pointer, William Thomas Durham (m. Jane Mahoney), Benjamin Durham, Adam M. Durham who m. Maggie Allen dau of Eliz.above, Martha S. Durham Hodges wife of John/Jack Hodges, Arid Durham (my Grandpa) who m. Becky Smith 1895 and divorced in 1910 then he m. Sophie Seifried in Louisville, and Louisa Durham Hardin wife of Ed Hardin.

My Great-Grandpa John Durham, had a bunch of siblings. One was Lois, wife of John Ragsdale. Another was Ann wife of Robt. Carter. A brother was Claiborne Durham who m. Sicily/Sis New Durham. John also had a brother Benjamin Durham. John had a total of 14 siblings so I've missed a few here. Hmm. He did have a sister Rebecca who m. a Hilliard or Hillard.

Claiborne Durham, my 2nd Great-Uncle, had a son William Durham, and also his youngest dau. was Frances who m. Robt Cundiff. Robert died and she married Ed Borders. Frances had to give up her two oldest children due to poverty.

More at: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/WEST-CENTRAL-KY/2001-12/1008478066

Thanks and Merry Christmas to all,
Barb T

John William DURHAM had the following children:



Rachel Elizabeth DURHAM was born about 1854 in Kentucky.2,7



James DURHAM was born about 1857 in Kentucky.2,7

John William DURHAM and Mary Jane "Polly" PENNINGTON were married on 10 Dec 1858 in Pulaski County, Kentucky.9,10,11 John Durham
Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979

marriage: 18 November 1858 Pulaski County, Kentucky

spouse: Jane Pennington
Name: John Durham
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Spouse's Name: Jane Pennington
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Spouse's Age
Event Date: 18 Nov 1858
Event Place: Pulaski County, Kentucky
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01196-6
System Origin: Kentucky-EASy
GS Film number: 804052
Reference ID: Vol 1 P50 Mary Jane "Polly" PENNINGTON was born about 1832 in Kentucky.2,7,8 The 1860 Census for Pulaski County, Kentucky shows the birthplace of Jane (Pennington) Durham as "Missouri". Several of her children's death certificates state she was born in "Kentucky". John William DURHAM and Mary Jane "Polly" PENNINGTON had the following children:



Edith "Eady" DURHAM.



William Thomas DURHAM.



Benjamin DURHAM was born about 1864 in Kentucky.7,8



Martha S. "Patsy" DURHAM.



Adam M. "Add" DURHAM.



Arid Redmon "Ared" DURHAM.



Louisa T. DURHAM.



Bernard DURHAM was born in Feb 1882 in Kentucky.4



May J. DURHAM was born about 1884 in Kentucky.4



Mary C. DURHAM was born in Mar 1886 in Kentucky.4



Isabelle S. DURHAM was born in Mar 1889 in Kentucky.4

John William DURHAM and Mary J. (UNKNOWN) were married about 1900 in Kentucky.4 Mary J. (UNKNOWN) was born in Oct 1849 in Kentucky.4