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Descendants of James Singleton Durham & Mary Jane Taylor

Generation No. 1

1. JAMES SINGLETON4 DURHAM (HIRAM HANSFORD3, SINGLETON2, JOHN A.1) was born 10 Apr 1865 in Near Maxwell, Franklin Co., TN1, and died 26 Aug 1935 in Winchester, Franklin Co., TN2. He married MARY JANE TAYLOR 16 Jan 1889 in Franklin Co, TN3, daughter of SHADRICK/SHADRACK TAYLOR and MARTHA Elizabeth SKIDMORE.

Notes for MARY JANE TAYLOR:

Mary Jane (Taylor) Durham's hair was so long it touched the floor!

Obituary of Mrs. Mary Jane Taylor Durham - 1960

Source: Unknown newspaper in Franklin County, TN.

(Probably the Herald-Chronicle in Winchester, Franklin Co., TN).

See Transcriber Notes at end of document.

Obituary reads:

Services Held For

Mrs. Mary T. Durham

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Taylor Durham, 87, of Winchester, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at J.C. Moore and Sons Funeral Home.

The Rev. Billy Chitwood officiated. Burial was in Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd.

Mrs. Durham died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. James E. Branch in Winchester after several years of illness.

She was a Franklin County native and a daughter of Shade and Mattie Skidmore Taylor. She was a member of the Walnut Grove Methodist Church.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Branch, Mrs. Nannie Taylor and Mrs. Jessie Womack, all of Winchester, Mrs. Odie Marlin, Sr., Ohio, and Mrs. Maggie Hall, Los Angeles; three sons, Taylor Durham, Pulaski, Tenn., Joe Durham, Winchester, and Herman Durham, Lexie Cross Roads community; one sister, Mrs. Lou Taylor Sanders, Winchester, and 26 grandchildren.

[Transcriber Notes: Obituary found amongst my grandmother's documents that I inherited from my father.

This is the obituary of my great grandmother, Mary Jane (Taylor) Durham who was born 11 Aug 1872 in Franklin Co, TN and died 17 Apr 1960. My grandmother was her daughter, Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack.

Mary Jane (Taylor) Durham's parents: Shadrach/Shadrick "Shade" Taylor and Martha "Mattie" Elizabeth Skidmore.

Mary Jane (Taylor) Durham's husband: Her husband, James Singleton Durham b. 10 Apr 1865 near Maxwell, Franklin Co., TN. and died 25 Aug 1935 in Winchester, Franklin Co., TN. He was the son of Hiram Hansford Durham and Nancy Clementine/Clemency Everett.

Mary Jane Taylor and James Singleton Durham were married on 16 Jan 1889 in Franklin Co., TN. Both are buried in Mt. Garner Cemetery, in Decherd, Franklin Co., TN.

Recap of Survivors:

5 Daughters:

Mrs. James E. Branch of Winchester

Mrs. Nannie Taylor of Winchester

Mrs. Jessie Womack of Winchester

Mrs. Odie Marlin, Sr. of Ohio

Mrs. Maggie Hall of Los Angeles

3 Sons:

Taylor Durham of Pulaski, Tenn.

Joe Durham of Winchester

Herman Durham of Lexie Cross Roads community

1 Sister:

Mrs. Lou Taylor Sanders of Winchester

Grandchildren: 26

If you are a descendant of any of these people, please contact me. I have much to share.

Transcribed by Josephine Bolden-Pani on 8 June 2001. I may be contacted at

soareagl@inreach.com

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Children of JAMES DURHAM and MARY TAYLOR are:

i. NANNIE LOU5 DURHAM, b. 26 Feb 1890, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN4; d. 1971, Franklin Co, TN5; m. JAMES C. TAYLOR, 19086.

 

ii. JOSEPH EDWARD DURHAM, b. 08 Sep 1892, Franklin Co, TN7,8; d. 21 Mar 19779,10; m. GERTRUDE "LOIS" SMITH.

 

iii. JAMES TAYLOR DURHAM, b. 27 Dec 1894, Walnut Grove Community, Franklin Co, TN11; d. 03 Nov 1969, Pulaski, TN12; m. ERA BEATRICE STEPHENS, 26 Sep 1915, Hazel Green, AL13.

 

iv. MARGARET "MAGGIE" DURHAM, b. 30 May 1897, Walnut Grove Community, Franklin Co, TN14; d. 13 Dec 1978, Long Beach, CA15; m. JAMES H. HALL, 19 Jun 1926, Franklin Co., TN.

Notes for MARGARET "MAGGIE" DURHAM:

Obituary of Mrs. Maggie Mae (Durham) Hall - 1978-79

date of death: 13 Dec 1978

date of obit: 4 Jan, 1979

Source: An unknown county newspaper in Franklin Co., TN

(could be the Herald-Chronicle).

See Transcriber Notes at end of document.

Obituary reads:

Services Held for Mrs. Hall

Mrs. Maggie Mae Durham Hall of Long Beach, Calif. a Franklin County native, died Dec. 13. She was 81.

Services were conducted Dec. 16 at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. The Rev. Doyle Johnston, the Rev. Cecil Tucker and the Rev. John Hamblen officiated. Burial was in Mt. Garner Cemetery.

Mrs. Hall, born May 30, 1897, was the daughter of James Singelton Durham and Mary Taylor Durham.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Jerre Shellabarger, Long Beach; two sisters, Mrs. Odie Marlin Sr. and Mrs. Jessie Womack, both of Winchester; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

[Transcriber Notes: Obituary found amongst my grandmother's documents that I inherited from my father.

Maggie's Parents: James Singleton Durham and Mary Jane (Taylor) Durham

Maggie's parents were my great-grandparents. My grandmother was Maggie's sister, Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack.

Clarifications from Transcriber:

Maggie Mae (Durham) Hall: is Margaret "Maggie" (Durham) Hall. She was born 30 May 1897, Walnut Grove Community, Franklin Co., TN. Died 13 Dec, 1978 at Long Beach, CA.

Daughter: Mrs. Jerre Shellabarger, above, is Oma Mae "Jerry" (Hall) Beimfohr Shellaberger.

Sisters:

Mrs. Odie Marlin Sr., above, is Hattie Mae (Durham) Marlin

Mrs. Jessie Womack, above, is Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack

If you are descendants of this Durham line, please contact me.

Transcribed by Josephine Bolden-Pani on 8 June 2001. I may be contacted at

soareagl@inreach.com

***End of Document***]

 

v. HERMAN HANSFORD DURHAM, b. 02 May 1900, Walnut Grove, Franklin Co, TN16,17; d. 28 Jul 1964, Chattanooga, TN; m. (1) LAURA ALICE WALKER, 1919, Winchester, TN18; m. (2) ROSE MARIE TRUSSELL, 195319.

 

vi. MARY "MOLLIE" DURHAM, b. 17 Sep 1902, Walnut Grove, Franklin Co, TN20; d. 15 Jan 1977, Franklin Co, TN21; m. JAMES E. BRANCH, 192222.

 

vii. MARTHA DURHAM, b. 17 Sep 1902, Walnut Grove, Franklin Co, TN23; d. 17 Sep 1902, Walnut Grove, Franklin Co, TN24.

 

viii. JESSIE VELMA DURHAM, b. 05 Oct 1904, Walnut Grove area, Franklin Co., TN25,26,27; d. 30 Jun 1987, Tampa, FL28,29,30; m. (1) WILLIAM HENRY BOLDEN, 09 Apr 1922, Franklin Co., TN31,32,33; m. (2) JAMES DEWEY WOMACK, 19 Oct 1946, Huntsville, AL34.

 

ix. MABEL VERNA DURHAM, b. 20 Feb 190635,36; d. 24 Jun 1933, Decherd, City of Winchester, Franklin Co., TN37,38,39; m. WILLIAM OLIVER CONN, 25 Mar 1922, Franklin Co., TN40,41,42.

 

x. HATTIE MAE DURHAM, b. 02 Feb 1909, Huntsville, AL43; m. ODIE MARLIN, 20 Feb 1927, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tenn.

 

xi. GEORGE DURHAM, b. 1911, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN44; d. 1911, (Died at birth) Winchester, Franklin Co, TN45.

 

Endnotes

1. Family Group Sheet of Hiram Hansford DURHAM & Nancy Clementine Everett prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden, Sr..

2. Family Group Sheet of Hiram Hansford DURHAM & Nancy Clementine Everett prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden, Sr..

3. Certified coy of Marriage Certificate dated 17 September 1981 . State of Tennessee, Franklin County. Marriage Record Book 1884-1894, Page 144.

4. OUR FAMILY ROOTS DURHAM+KEITH+SKIDMORE+TAYLOR AND THEIR DESCENDANTS, April 1996, Winchester, TN by Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden

5. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 31.

6. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 31.

7. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 34.

8. Transcription of abstract: Bible Record of Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack, Joe Edward Durham b. 9 Aug, 1892 d. 21 Mar 1977.

9. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 34.

10. Transcription of abstract: Bible Record of Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack, Joe Edward Durham b. 9 Aug, 1892 d. 21 Mar 1977.

11. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 35.

12. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 35.

13. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 35.

14. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 38.

15. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 38.

16. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 39.

17. Transcription of abstract: Bible Record of Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack, Herman Durham b. 2 May 1899 Wife: Laura Alica Walker b. 13 Aug 1898.

18. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 39.

19. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 39.

20. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 40.

21. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 40.

22. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 40.

23. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 40.

24. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 40.

25. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), 40.

26. Transcription of abstract: Bible Record of Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack, Wm Henry Bolden b. Jan 26, 1904 m. Jessie Velma Durham b. 5 Oct, 1904.

27. Florida Death Index 1980-1989, Jessie Velma Womack Cert #61488, DOB 5 Oct 1904, DOD 30 June 1987, POD Hillsborough.

28. Pedigree Chart of Thomas Edward Bolden, prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden.

29. Social Security Death Index, http://www.familytreemaker.com on June 6, 1999.

30. Florida Death Index 1980-1989, Jessie Velma Womack Cert #61488, DOB 5 Oct 1904, DOD 30 June 1987, POD Hillsborough.

31. State of TN, Franklin Co., Marriage Certificate of Henry Bouldin and Jesse Durham, Book 1922, Page 369, This Certifies, that Henry Bouldin and Jesse Durham were united in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony by Frank Majors M.G. on the 9th day of April, in the year of our Lord, 1922. As appears of record in my office in Marriage Record Book 1922, Page 369 this 12 day of June 1968. Roy B. Solomon, County Court Clerk.

32. Transcription of abstract: Bible Record of Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack, Wm. Henry Bolden b. Jan 26, 1904 m. Jessie Velma Durham b. 5 Oct, 1904. Married Sun 9, April 22, by Frank Majors M.G. in Winchester, Tenn. Witnesses Mrs. Frank Majors and Mr. & Mrs. Woody Holmes.

33. Franklin County, TN Marriage Records 1922-1923 (transcription of abstract), p. 363, Henry Bouldin to Jessie Durham 9 Apr 1922.

34. Marriage Announcement for Womack-Bolden dated 19 Oct 1946, The marriage ceremony took place in Huntsville, Ala., by Judge Jones at 1:45 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19.

35. Transcription of abstract: Bible Record of Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack, Wm Conn m Mable Durham Sat Mar 25, 1922 Mable born Feb 20, 1906.

36. Death Certificate of Mable Durham Conn, Line 6 Date of Birth: Jan 26, 1906Line 7 Age: 27 yrs, 4 mos, 28 daysLine 21 Date of Death: June 24, 1933.

37. Transcription of abstract: Bible Record of Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack, Mable Verna died 24 June 1933 [matches death certificate].

38. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), pg. 44, Mabel (Durham) Conn born 20 Feb 1906 at Walnut Grove, Franklin Co, TN died 26 Jun 1933 at Decherd, TN [death date conflicts with death certificate and bible record].

39. Death Certificate of Mable Durham Conn, Husband: William ConnLine 6 Date of Birth: Jan 26, 1906Line 7 Age: 27 yrs, 4 mos, 28 daysLine 21 Date of Death: June 24, 1933.

40. Transcription of abstract: Bible Record of Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack, Wm Conn m Mable Durham Sat Mar 25, 1922.(mother Jessie Womack states Uncle William and aunt Mable Verna (Durham) were married two weeks before she was married to Dad (Wm. Henry Bouldin-Bolden).

41. Franklin County, TN Marriage Records 1922-1923 (transcription of abstract), pg. 362, Wm Cohn to Mabel Durham 25 Mar 1922.

42. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), pg. 44, Mabel Durham to William Conn married 1922.

43. Transcription of abstract: Bible Record of Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack, Unc. Odie Marlin b. 2 Feb 1904 m. Aunt Hattie 20 Feb 1927, Davidson Co., Tenn.

44. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), p. 49.

45. Hattie (Durham) Marlin and Thomas Edward Bolden, Our Durham, Keith, Skidmore, Taylor Ancestors and Descendants, (April 1996, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN), p. 49.