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207. Sally HADEN was born in 1783.1 She died in 1819 at the age of 36.1

Witnesses for marriage: Thomas Durham & Robert McKie

Sally HADEN and Thomas DURHAM were married on 2 November 1802 in Rowan County, North Carolina.1,401 Thomas DURHAM402,403, son of Thomas DURHAM and Rebecca ALLEN, was born in 1782 in Rowan County, North Carolina.44 A Post on the Rowan Co NC forum suggests that Thomas may have been born in Montgomery Co NC. He died in 1856 at the age of 74 in DeKalb County, Tennessee.44

There is a marriage for a Thomas Durham to Miley White, 28 Jan 1802, just about ten months before his marriage to Sally Haden. Benjamin Merrill was bondsman; A. L. Osborn, DC, wit. Possibly the marriage did not take place or she died.
He married Sally "Haiden", 2 Nov 1802. Robt. McKee, bondsman; A. L. Osborn, DC, wit.

Abstracts of Deed Book 20-24 of Rowan Co NC 1807-1818
James W. Klutz 1999

#955 Rowan DB 21, p.391
24 Feb 1808 Thos Durham Sr to Thos Durham Jr for 5sh 156a Richard Crk of Swearing Crk adj Israel Cox now Samuel Barclay, Robt Barcly. Includes plantation where Grantor formerly lived. Grant from Henry Eustace McCulloh in 1773. Grantor reserved 8/9 parts of any gold or silver found on land. Wit: Joseph Haden, Ebenezer Moore. Moore prvd Nov Ct 1808

#2270 DB 23,p. 101
2 Dec 1809 Thomas Durham Jr to Henry Coonrod 156a on Richards Crk of Swearing Crk adj Samuel & Robert Barclay. Where Durham formerly lived. Wit: John Darr, David Coonrod. Prvd by Darr Feb Ct 1814


Rowan Co Deed found on TNSMITH-L@rootsweb.com: Deed dated 29 Dec 1820. Joseph Haden of Rowan Co NC attorney in fact of Thomas Durham of Smith Co TN to William Haden of Rowan Co NC, per power of attorney dated 5 Mar 1810 & registered in the Register's Office, Book 21, p.882. For $345, tract of land in Rowan on Swearing Creek, bound by Jeptha Durham & Lewis Beard, containing 230 acres, part of tract conveyed to Thomas Durham by Benjamin Todd containing 525 acres. Signed: Joseph Haden.
[According to this mail list there were many families in Smith Co TN that had come from Rowan Co NC]

Found among the documents of Joseph Haden's estate file was the following bond:
Thomas Durham Junr of the Sate of Tennesse, Warren Co, and Joseph Haden of Smith County of state aforesaid, with William Haden of Davidson Co as their security acknowledge receipt of $557.00 on 11 Jun 1823 [It would seem that both had recently moved to Tennessee] Thomas Durham Junr was guardian of the heirs of the body of his late wife Sarah Durham, now deceased, daughter of Joseph Haden Dec'd, namely Joseph H. Durham, Asinath Durham, and Thomas A Durham for which he has given security in Warren Co, TN. He received the full legacy due amounting to $276.72 1/2. Signed: Thos. Durham, Joseph Haden, Wm. Haden. Attest: William Owen, Spruce Wilson

1850 Census. Dekalb Co TN. Thomas with 2nd wife Elizabeth and several children. Thomas was listed as the County Surveyor.

Sally HADEN and Thomas DURHAM had the following children:

694

i.

Nancy DURHAM was born on 3 September 1803.44 She died before 1823 at the age of 20.

Died young.

695

ii.

Joseph Haden DURHAM44,404 was born on 3 September 1805 in North Carolina.44

Found among the documents of Joseph Haden's estate file was the following bond:
Thomas Durham Junr of the Sate of Tennesse, Warren Co, and Joseph Haden of Smith County of state aforesaid, with William Haden of Davidson Co as their security acknowledge receipt of $557.00 on 11 Jun 1823 [It would seem that both had recently moved to Tennessee] Thomas Durham Junr was guardian of the heirs of the body of his late wife Sarah Durham, now deceased, daughter of Joseph Haden Dec'd, namely Joseph H. Durham, Asinath Durham, and Thomas A Durham for which he has given security in Warren Co, TN. He received the full legacy due amounting to $276.72 1/2. Signed: Thos. Durham, Joseph Haden, Wm. Haden. Attest: William Owen, Spruce Wilson

Joseph married Matilda Nichols 18 May 1832 in Smith Co TN. Had a son Thomas who was a prison at Camp Douglas, Chicago, during the Civil War; he died there of smallpox. He left a son James A. Durham - grandfather of Elaine Durham Bargatze, correspondent.

1850 Census in Dekalb Co TN: Joseph H. & Matilda age 36, with Thomas M. age 15, Levi A. age 11, James A. age 9, Warren N. age 7, and William J age 3.

James A. age 9, was James Americus Durham b. 9 Feb 1841, d. 3 Jul 1910 in Smith Co TN. He was married to Frances Elizabeth Perkins.

696

iii.

Theresa DURHAM44 died before 1823.

If there was a child named Theresa, she did not survive. Only three children received their deceased mother's inheritance from their grandfather, Joseph Haden - those three were Joseph, Absinthia and Thomas.

697

iv.

Naphathli DURHAM was born on 6 June 1807.44 He died before 1823 at the age of 16.

Died young.

698

v.

Asinath DURHAM was born on 28 March 1809 in North Carolina.44,402

Found among the documents of Joseph Haden's estate file was the following bond:
Thomas Durham Junr of the Sate of Tennesse, Warren Co, and Joseph Haden of Smith County of state aforesaid, with William Haden of Davidson Co as their security acknowledge receipt of $557.00 on 11 Jun 1823 [It would seem that both had recently moved to Tennessee] Thomas Durham Junr was guardian of the heirs of the body of his late wife Sarah Durham, now deceased, daughter of Joseph Haden Dec'd, namely Joseph H. Durham, Asinath Durham, and Thomas A Durham for which he has given security in Warren Co, TN. He received the full legacy due amounting to $276.72 1/2. Signed: Thos. Durham, Joseph Haden, Wm. Haden. Attest: William Owen, Spruce Wilson

In 1850, "Ceneth was still at home with her father, age 30. Born North Carolina.

699

vi.

Thomas Allen DURHAM44,405 was born on 9 October 1812.44 He died on 2 February 1879 at the age of 66.44


Found among the documents of Joseph Haden's estate file was the following bond:
Thomas Durham Junr of the Sate of Tennesse, Warren Co, and Joseph Haden of Smith County of state aforesaid, with William Haden of Davidson Co as their security acknowledge receipt of $557.00 on 11 Jun 1823 [It would seem that both had recently moved to Tennessee] Thomas Durham Junr was guardian of the heirs of the body of his late wife Sarah Durham, now deceased, daughter of Joseph Haden Dec'd, namely Joseph H. Durham, Asinath Durham, and Thomas A Durham for which he has given security in Warren Co, TN. He received the full legacy due amounting to $276.72 1/2. Signed: Thos. Durham, Joseph Haden, Wm. Haden. Attest: William Owen, Spruce Wilson


Thomas married on 24 Apr 1832 in Smith Co TN to Mariah Nichols, sister of Matilda that married his brother Joseph.
Found in the 1850 Census with Maria, age 32, Thomas J. age 16, and Elizabeth age 7.
Son Thomas J. Durham was b. 11 Feb 1834 in Smith Co TN and died bef 1914. He was married to Malissa Jane Hale on 18 Dec 1856.