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Matthew DURHAM, Sr.

Male Abt 1727 - Bef 1796  (~ 69 years)


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  • Name Matthew DURHAM 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1727 
    Gender Male 
    Name Mathew DURHAM Sr. 
    Will 9 Dec 1795  Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef Feb 1796  Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate Feb 1796  Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Thomas DURHAM (born about 1697) and Matthew DURHAM, Sr. (born about 1727) are believed to have had a common DURHAM ancestor, although the compiler does not know who that ancestor was. Their birthdates appear to have been about 30 years apart. Some persons who have considered the question believe that Thomas DURHAM was the father of Matthew DURHAM, Sr., but the compiler has no conclusive proof of such relationship. Matthew DURHAM, Sr. is shown here as a son of Thomas DURHAM in order to stimulate further research.

      (2) Source: "Durham Family Database 1/31/2017," a WorldConnect Family Tree on rootsweb.com.

      (3) Bible Records of Shelman Durham <http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/robertson/bibles/durham.txt>:

      Col. Shelman Durham's grandfather and family, Mathew Durham, came from Virginia and settled in Orange County, North Carolina, on or near Fairview, which is sixteen miles from Hillsborough on the road to Cortham Courthouse. Some distance from Chapple Hill. He married a Miss Lindsey.

      (3) "Durham Family Database 1/31/2017," a WorldConnect Family Tree on rootsweb.com:

      Early DURHAM/LINDSEY connections:

      Thomas Durham, (b. ca 1697) m. Margaret "Peggy" Lindsey, (b. ca 1700), around 1722 Virginia.
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bdurham&id=I28730

      Matthew Durham, (b. ca 1727) m. Susannah Lindsey (b. ca 1731) around 1750 VA
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=catemanard&id=I2984

      George G. Durham m. Winifred Lindsey (ca 1744??) (George G. Durham died in Brunswick Co., VA - left a Will in 1767)
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bdurham&id=I489

      Samuel Davis Durham, b. ca 1755 Hanover Co, VA) m. Isabel Lindsey (b. ca 1760) m. 10 Sept 1781 in Hanover Co. VA.
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bdurham&id=I15542

      (4) North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015:

      Name: Matthew Durham
      Probate Date: 9 Dec 1795 [Note by compiler: According to the original record, the will was dated 9 December 1795, and probated in February 1796.]
      Probate Place: Orange, North Carolina, USA
      Inferred Death Year: Abt 1795
      Inferred Death Place: North Carolina, USA
      Item Description: Wills, Vol 1-4, Alb-Young, 1753-1819

      In the name of God Amen. I, Matthew Durham of the County of Orange and State of North Carolina - being sick and weak of body, though sound of mind and memory do make this my Last Will and Testament that is to say First I give unto my well beloved wife Susanna Durham Two cows and calves named Frosty and Cherry and one horse named Bay and four head of Sheep Choice of Ewes and Eight head of Hogs Choice out of twelve and two Choice of feather beds and furniture and all the rest of my household furniture and working tools and the rest and privilege of the plantation and houses during her life also I give unto son Mark Durham the tract and parcel of Land I now live on containing one hundred acres more or less and one young horse saddle and Bridle one Cow two heffers and four head of Hogs and three head of sheep and one feather Bed and furniture In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety five -

      Matthew Durham [his mark] {Seal}

      signed sealed and delivered in presence of us

      Test Wm Stroud
      Lysias Durham
    Person ID I42664  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2020 

    Father Thomas DURHAM,   b. Abt 1697 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret LINDSEY,   b. Abt 1700 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1722  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susannah LINDSEY,   b. 20 Jul 1731, Brunswick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1799, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married Abt 1750  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas DURHAM,   b. 12 May 1752, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Aug 1803, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 51 years)  [natural]
     2. William Lindsey DURHAM, Sr.,   b. 21 Nov 1754, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1839, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     3. John DURHAM, Sr.,   b. 16 Jul 1757, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1830, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     4. Matthew DURHAM, Jr.,   b. 16 Jun 1760, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1834, Monroe County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     5. Ambrose DURHAM,   b. 15 Jun 1762, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Childhood  [natural]
     6. Lycias DURHAM,   b. 12 Nov 1765, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1838, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     7. Mary DURHAM,   b. 1 Jan 1769, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823, Orange County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
     8. Jane DURHAM,   b. 11 Aug 1772, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1799  (Age 26 years)  [natural]
     9. Mark DURHAM,   b. 15 Aug 1775, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1841  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2020 18:25:25 
    Family ID F18375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 --- (DURHAM) 
    Children 
     1. James Caveat DURHAM,   b. 21 May 1750, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2020 18:25:25 
    Family ID F18430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart