Durham Family Database 10/23/2017

Entries: 48342    Updated: 2017-10-23 23:53:06 UTC (Mon)    Owner: Byron Durham

Index | Descendancy | Register | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Download GEDCOM

  • ID: I27633
  • Name: Joab DURHAM
  • Given Name: Joab
  • Surname: Durham
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 3C17C965B869BD438386EDA56A208D73C736
  • Change Date: 9 Jul 2012
  • Note:
    Information posted by Larry Priest - PRIEST & MCADA ANCESTORS

    This MAY be the same Joab Durham......
    Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info Record Type Database ID#
    1780 DURHAM JOAB Montgomery NC
    from NC Early Census Index NCS1a952007
    This may be the same Joab Durham mentioned below.....
    WILKINSON COUNTY Mt. Nebo Baptist church
    File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Ann Toler"

    Taken from the Church Minutes 1808 - 1855
    Joab Durham - By Experience 27th August 1814. Dismist 25th Dec. 1819.
    Source unknown:
    Joab Durham went with his brother John to North Carolina and to Georgia. He married Jenny Prescott of Irish descent. Following is a list of sons; no record of the daughters is available: Thomas Jeptha, borm 1794; John, born 1796; James Mathew, born?; Joab II, born 1814. There were seven sons, but these are the only names available.
    New information speculates daughters Margaret (~1788), Catherine (~1790) and
    maybe a Jane (~1798)

    Joab went to NC with brother John, but John did not go to GA. He was a fife player in the RevWar, spent most of it off SC as a prisoner of war in a British ship. He moved with his son John's family to the area now known as New Holland, OH by 1816. His grandson Rafe (Ralph) chronicles the family in the "Pioneers for Fayette & Pickaway Co. Ohio" reprinted in about 1898. New Holland is on the county line; they were in Marion Township. John senior died in 1821; his son in 1853. (his will is suppossed to be in the Washington Court House, Fayette Co. but is missing (probably stolen)
    Seeking parents of SETH DURHAM; BORN 1799/1800 in SC; indicates in census both his parents were born in SC. Lived in Bulloch, Houston, Irwin, Ware & Coffee Counties, GA; married Serena Holloway @1820 died 1882. References in various data from these areas of Georgia indicate Seth, Ruth and Jeptha Durham were the children of JACOB L. DURHAM, R.S.

    I have a copy of a letter dated 1957 from the Department of State, Surveyor- General Dept., Atlanta, GA stating “Abraham Durham and Jacob Durham, both Revolutionary soldiers, received grants for Land Lots drawn in the 1827 Land Lottery”. 1827 Lottery info shows Abraham R.S. resident of Clark Co.;
    McCrees Militia drew Lot 40 Dist. 12, Carroll Cty. - Jacob R.S., resident Irwin Co, McCalls Militia drew Lot 73, Dist 31 Muscogee Cty. Abraham also drew land in Early Cty in the 1820 lottery and Joab, resident of Irwin Co, Statehams militia drew lot 21, section 2 in Houston in the 1821 lottery.

    (Note: DAR records of Rev. Patriots: Abraham Durham RS; born before 1755 in Virginia; died before March 6, 1826 Georgia; wife - Sarah ??. Can find no records of Jacob L.)

    No census data on Jacob but indexes to Irwin County deeds do indicate a Jacob L. Durham. However, copies of the actual deeds are in the name of JOAB L. DURHAM. Are Jacob and Joab the same?? Any information on Jacob L. or Joab L. Durham would be greatly appreciated.

    Nieca Sharrard sharrardmt@aol.com

    Joab L. witnessed deed Dooly Co 4-10-1837 (land in Cherokee) (indexed as Jacob L.)
    Joab L. purchased lower half Lot 27; 1st Dist. from Allen Pierce 12-4-1830
    Joab L. sold lower half Lot 27, 1st Dist. to John Durham 11-8-1831 (indexed as Jacob L.)

    Nathaniel purchased Lot 28, 1st Dist. from Thomas Johnson 1-3-1831 (recorded in Thomas Cty)
    Nathaniel sold Lot 28, 1st Dist. to John Durham 9-28-1831

    (I do not have actual copies of the following deeds):
    John Durham to John McDonald 1-26-1832
    James Durham to John Wordall 5-11-1833

    Irwin Cty Marriages
    Ruth Durham wed Sampson Gibbs 2-14-1822
    Jeptha Durham wed Mary Durden 3-13-1834
    Joab L. wed Bethine Hunter 3-3-1831 (may have been Joel L.)
    Nathaniel Durham wed Anny Davis 2-17-1831

    Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 06:56:42 EST
    To: DURHAM-L@rootsweb.com
    Subject: Re: [DURHAM-L] Joab/Jacob Durham GA
    Content-type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
    Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit

    Good Morning, Shelly. Yes, and I will be happy to share. If you think we are on the same line, plz send to me your snail mail address.

    John W. Durham, b. 1796, s.o. Joab Durham and Jennie (Prescott) Durham.
    John was child number three of seven. Older siblings, Thomas Durham, 1792, Jeptha Durham, 1794. Then John Durham, who married Polly Yearty. Younger siblings, James Durham, 1800, Matthew Durham, 1804, Nathanael Durham, 1806 (married Annie Davis), and my Joab Durham (Jr), 1814, (married Bethine Hunter on 3 Mar 1831).

    John and Polly (Yearty) Durham had three children. Polly died and John Durham married a second time to Mathilda Mason, a widow woman with two children (girls). From this marriage came three more children.

    The children of John Durham were:
    James Lucius Durham, 27 Dec 1814 GA
    Cathering "Kate" Independence Durham, 4 Jul 1816 GA
    Nellie Durham, 1820 GA
    Second marriage:
    John Thomas Lindsey Durham, 1835 GA
    Sarah J. Mathilda Durham, 23 Oct 1837 GA
    Pollyann Frances Durham, 28 Oct 1840 GA

    James Lucius Durham, 27 Dec 1814 GA, married in 1838, Elizabeth (Eliza) Crawford Davis, who was born 17 Sep 1824 GA. They had THIRTEEN children. Eliza died on 14 Aug 1864 in Louisiana. Old James Lucius Durham married again, this time to Mrs. Elizabeth Hilburn Brock. This marriage produced FIVE children. Add them up an you get EIGHTEEN children. Winn Parish, Louisiana is covered with Durhams. Many of them preachers and doctors. and educators. and farmers.

    There is a book about this family. My Greatest Hero, a biography of James Lucius Durham, by one of his sons. My line is through the youngest brother of John W. Durham, Joab Durham (Jr)., 1814.
    Kate Durham, 1816 GA, married a couple of times --- AOL is trying to kick me off- line. Better send this before I lose it. Wilkie
    According to KY Rev War Pension records, there was a James Durham in Lincoln Co who served in Va unit and was born 1745. Could be a brother to John, who was b. 1742,?
    Can't tell you who John's father was, but can probably tell you who it wasn't! Thomas & Peggy Lindsay Durham had probably 9 sons; 2 died at Valley Forge. Of the 7 who survived, Joab & John went to NC. Joab then to GA, John (d.1821) to Ohio with his son John(d.1853).Settled in New Holland (border Pickaway & Fayette Co., OH) I have much info on these 3. John and John, jr are often fused into 1 .
    The remaining 5 went to TN/KY. Names would be William, James (born 1747), Joel, Nathaniel, and Thomas Jr.(believed to be a primative Baptist preacher) The 2 believed to have died were Jeptha & Matthew. would appreciate more on these, as that's about all I have on them.
    Jim Amaral Columbus, OH

    Thomas Durham m. Peggy Lindsey:
    Children known:
    Thomas Durham
    William Durham
    James Durham
    Joel Durham
    Nathanael Durham
    John Durham
    Joab Durham m. Jennie Prescott in NC & MOVED to GA.
    two more sons, names unknown.

  • Birth: ABT 1756 1
  • Death: Y

    Father: Thomas DURHAM b: ABT 1696 in England
    Mother: Margaret LINDSEY b: ABT 1700 in Scotland

    Marriage 1 Jennie PRESCOTT b: ABT 1786 in North Carolina
    • Married: in North Carolina 2
    1. Has No Children Thomas DURHAM b: ABT 1792 in Franklin County, Georgia
    2. Has Children Jeptha DURHAM b: ABT 1794 in Georgia
    3. Has No Children William DURHAM b: BET 1794 AND 1816
    4. Has Children John W. DURHAM b: ABT 1796 in Franklin County, Georgia
    5. Has No Children James DURHAM b: ABT 1800
    6. Has No Children Matthew DURHAM b: ABT 1804
    7. Has No Children Nathaniel DURHAM b: ABT 1806
    8. Has Children Joab Lindsey DURHAM b: ABT 1815 in Wilkerson County, Georgia

    1. Abbrev: Information provided by Mary Snyder - Rootsweb
      Title: Information provided by Mary Snyder - Rootsweb
      Bond Family Genealogy
      Bond Family Genealogy
      Bond Family Genealogy
    2. Abbrev: Information provided by Larry Priest - Rootsweb
      Title: Information provided by Larry Priest - Rootsweb
      2009 - Research of Byron K. Durham
      2009 - Research of Byron K. Durham
      2009 - Research of Byron K. Durham.
  • We want to hear from you! Take our WorldConnect survey

    Index | Descendancy | Register | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Download GEDCOM

    Printer Friendly Version Printer Friendly Version Search Ancestry Search Ancestry Search WorldConnect Search WorldConnect Join Ancestry.com Today! Join Ancestry.com Today!

    WorldConnect Home | WorldConnect Global Search | WorldConnect Help
    We want to hear from you! Take our WorldConnect survey

    RootsWeb.com is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.