Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Samuel Durham

Male 1752 - 1838  (85 years)


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  • Name Samuel Durham 
    Born 6 Jun 1752  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Mar 1838  Green County, Kentucky - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I048832  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2021 

    Father William Durham,   b. 20 Mar 1714/15, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1793, Warren County, North Carolina - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Margaret Colclough,   b. Abt 1719, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1780, Warren County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1737  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Holloway,   b. 1755, Mecklenburg County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1772  Mecklenburg County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F51084  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      === Contributed by Debra Crawford

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      Will of Samuel Durham Sr: 2nd day of February 1837 Will Book 2 Greensburg, Courthouse, Green County, Kentucky page 327-331.
      "I command my soul to God who gave it and desire that body shall be buried in a decent Christian like manner. As to the estate with which God blessed me I desire to be disposed of as follows.
      I hereby confirm to each of my children the property of whatever character it may...
      My Children can keep the property I have given them;
      My son, John Durham is indebted to me in the sum of $686.56, secured by notes;
      My son, William owes me an account of $20.00;
      My son, James Durham is indebted to me in the amount of $45.00.
      Each son must pay his debt or have it deducted from the Estate.
      I direct my property to be sold by my executors on a credit of 12 months.
      Each slave that is 14 years of age should have a right to select a man to whom he or she may desire to be sold and if such person selected will give the voluation price...
      The same shall be pursued for those under 14 except that the mother or father of each one if such parent can be conveniently considered shall select for each child...
      Each child receives 1/8 part, viz: Jane Reeve, James Durham, Betty Sanders, Lousanna Kilby, William Durham, Samuel Durham, John Durham and my great grand daughters, Elizabeth Ashby Thompson and Mary Whitlock get 1/8 part between them, if my grandaughter Mary dies, without issue her sister Elizabeth A Thompson, shall have her part.
      The Estate goes to the grandchildren after death of children;
      Exec., my friend, Gabriel M Buckner and my grandson, Joel C Durham and Samuel M Durham;
      signed, Samuel Durham;
      Wit: HL Mudd, Henry Durret, and George Duret;
      Recorded March 28, 1838 by John Barret.
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      22 Jan 1835 , Green, Kentucky
      Application for pension: Samuel Durham, aged 82 on the 6th of May last. Rev War served Sept 1776, Fall of 1778 or 1779 for 3 mos guarding muition, and in 1781 march to York, waylaid to manage cattle, for 3 mos.
      Pension Application for Revolutionary War service on File with: General Services Administration National Archives and Records Service Washington,D.C.

      State of Kentucky
      Green County on this 22nd day of January 1835 personally appeared before me Durham Sanders- a Justice of the Peace- in and for Green County, Samuel Durham a resident of said county aged 82 years the 6th day of May last who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832- that in the fall of the year 1776 he thinks in the month of September in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, he was drafted for a tour of 3 months and ordered to prepare to march to Norfolk against the British who had landed there and who it was supposed would there make a stand, that he accordingly entered into the service in the malitia under the command of Captain William Lucas, the name of the Lieutenant he does not now recollect, the Ensign of the company was by the name of Achillis Jeffries, and Robert Munsford was the Colonel, that they redezvoused at Mechlinburg Courthouse and from there they set out on their march for Norfolk that then Col. Munsford countermanded his orders and they returned to Meklinburg Courthouse and there this applicant received a discharge from Col. Munsford for 3 months service the time for which he had been drafted, though the time he was in actual service from the time of the rendexvousing was eleven days-that said discharge has long since been lost of mislaid.
      That in the fall of the year 1778 or 1779 the year not recollected with certainy he was drafted for a tour of 3 months in Mecklinburg County of Virginia and entered into service in the malatas under the command of Captain Thomas Shipp, that he marched from his residence to what was then called Banks Old Storehouse where the Magazine was then kept, these storehouses were situated in Mecklinburg County about half a mile from Taylor's Ferry which was kept on the River Roan Oak-that he was there stationed in Captain Shipps company for the purpose of guarding the magazine, that one James Anderson was issuing and receiving commissionary during this applicants stay at the Magazine and that arms, ammunition, provisions etc for the use of the army were received and sent from there in large quantities during his service-that he served out the tour of 3 months guarding the magazine as aforesaid, and received a discharge for 3 months service and returned home, the said discharge to the best of his recollectionwas given him by Captain Shippbut it has long since been lost. That in the year of 1781 while the siege at York was going on he was drafted for a tour of 3 months in Mecklenberg County Virginia and entered into service in the malitia under the command of Captain Elijah Graves, they rendizvoused at Mecklenburg Courthouse, and from there set out on their march for York Town, that 2 other Captains companies marched from Courthouse with Captain Graves company that after they had marched about 30 miles from Mecklinberg Courthouse a, Henry Delaney the Bullock master or commander of those who were engaged in collecting and driving beef cattle for the use of the army, applied to the officers under whom this applicant served for one of their men to supply the place of one Simeon Roach who had been serving under the order of said Delaney in collecting and driving beeves but who had deserted or absented himself for the service that this applicant was permitted and ordered by the officers to leave the company of Captain Graves and serve in the room of said Roach under the order of said Delaney, that this applicant was from that time until the expiration of his term of service under the orders of said Delaney collecting and driving cattle for the use of the army, that he served out his tour of 3 months the time for which he had been drafted and returned home, he does not recollect whether he received a written discharge or not if so it has long since been lost. That he has no record of his age but from the information he has received he was born in Faquire County, Virginia on the 6th day of May 1752, that when called into service he resided in Mecklenberg County Virginia where he lived until 1789 at which time he moved to Kentucky where he has lived ever since and for 40 years past in Green County Kentucky where he now lives- that his service was entirely in the malitia and he does not recollect that any regular officers served with the troops with whom he served that he does not know of any person living by whom he can prove anything further in relation to his services than he has proven by William Taylor of Mercer County, Kentucky, whose affidabit is hereto attatched- that he is well acquainted with many persons in his present neighborhood who can testify as to his character for veracity and their belief of his services in as a soldier of the reVolution, and amongst them he names Henry Sanders, Charles Samples, William Buckner, Fantleroy Dye, Samuel Sanders, and James Durham. He further states that from bodily infirmity he is unable to attend court at Greensburg for the purpose of making out his Declaration in open court and owing to bodily infirmity he has not been one mile from his residence for a number of years past- he hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state sworn to and subscribed the day and year first above written before me.

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      !Military:Rev. WarVet. enlisted in Mecklenburg, Virginia, Sept. 1776.under Capt. William Luca's company, Col. Robert Munford's regiment. Pension R-3135 stated in Mecklenburg, VA until 1781 when he moved to Green, KY. 976.9695 M24b. Census:1810 Green, Kentucky 1820 Green, Kentucky pg 67, 1m 45+, 1f 26-45. 1830 Green, Kentukcy pg 29, 1m 80-90, 1f 70-80.

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