Mary May Durham

Female 1686 - Aft 1745  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name Mary May Durham 
    Born ~5 Jun 1686  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • in Farnham Parish...
    Gender Female 
    Alt Death 1 Jan 1715  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Alt Death 21 Nov 1740  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Also Known As Dorothy Mary Durham  [6
    Died Aft 1745  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I478  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2018 

    Father Thomas Durham, Sr.,   b. Bef 1649, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1715, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Dorothy Smoot,   b. 7 Apr 1663, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1725, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married BY 1685  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    • (North Farnham Parish)
    Family ID F177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Thomas Dodson, Sr.,   b. 15 May 1681, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1740, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 29 Aug 1701  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8, 9, 10
    Children 
     1. George Dodson, Sr.,   b. 31 Oct 1702, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1770, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. David Dodson,   b. (CIRCA 1704), Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. EARLY 1740, (Prince William County) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas Dodson, Jr.,   b. 0Oct 1707, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1783, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     4. Greenham Dodson,   b. ~ 1709, (Richmond County) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~ 1777, (Nottaway County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     5. Alice "Alcy" Dodson,   b. 1711, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Dodson,   b. 10 May 1715, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Abraham Dodson,   b. 4 Apr 1723, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1768, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     8. Joshua Dodson,   b. 25 May 1725, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1798, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Elisha Dodson, Sr.,   b. 22 Feb 1727, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1791, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Robert Galbreath 
    Married Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F2032  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~5 Jun 1686 - North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Aug 1701 - Richmond County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Death - 1 Jan 1715 - Richmond County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Death - 21 Nov 1740 - Richmond County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 1745 - North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - Richmond County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Mary Dodson formerly Durham
      Born about 5 Jun 1686 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond, Virginia

      Daughter of Thomas Durham Sr and Dorothy (Smoot) Durham
      Sister of Richard Durham [half], Samuel Durham [half], Thomas Durham Jr [half] and John Durham [half]
      Wife of Thomas Dodson Sr. — married 29 Aug 1701 in Richmond, Virginia
      Wife of Robert Galbreath — married 29 Sep 1743 in Richmond County, Virginia

      DESCENDANTS descendants

      Mother of George Dodson Sr, David Dodson, Thomas Dodson Jr, Greenham Dodson, Alice (Dodson) Creel, Mary Dodson, Abraham Dodson, Joshua Dodson Sr. and Elisha Dodson Sr.
      Died after 1745 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond, Virginiamap
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      Biography

      Mary Durham was baptized June 5, 1686 at North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia.[1][2] Her parents were Thomas Durham and Dorothy Durham. Her baptism was recorded at North Farnham Parish Church.[3]

      Mary is named in the will of her father, Thomas Durham, dated 4 August 1711 and proved in court 1 June 1715 in Richmond County, Virginia. Her son, Thomas, is also named as "my grandson Thomas Dodson.…"[4]

      On August 29, 1701, Dorothy-Mary Durham married Thomas Dodson in Richmond County, Virginia.[1] The couple had nine children, all born in Richmond County, in the English colony of Virginia:[3]

      George Dodson b Oct 31, 1702, d 1770; mar Margaret Dagord
      David Dodson b ca 1704, d ca 1740); mar Amy
      Thomas Dodson b ca 1707, d October 21, 1783:mar 1) Elizabeth Rose, 2) Ellenor Sloan
      Greenham Dodson b ca 1709, d after 1777; mar Elinore Hightower
      Alice Dodson b 1711, d after 1730; mar William Creel
      Mary Dodson b Oct 5, 1715, d after 1739; mar Mr. Oldham
      Abraham Dodson b April 4, 1723, d ca 1768; mar Barbara Russell?
      Joshua Dodson b May 25, 1725, d ca 1793; mar Ruth LNU
      Elisha Dodson b February 22, 1727, d after 1780; mar Sarah Everett
      Mary and her son Greenham Dodson were named the executors in the Will of Thomas Dodson dated 17 February, 1739. He died on November 21, 1740, a date some family genealogies have "adopted" as Mary's death date by mistake.

      On September 29, 1743, nearly 3 years after Thomas Dodson's death, his widow, Mary (Durham) Dodson, married local planter Robert Galbreath. There were apparently issues with the marriage as her son, Greenham Dodson, filed suit in Chancery Court in Richmond Co., Virginia, in 1744. The court ruled in 1745 as follows:

      " . . . Complainant Greenham Dodson to take possession of the estate for the use of his mother, Mary Galbreath, during her coverture according to the intention of the Testators Will, the said Robert Galbreath in open court refusing to give security . . ."[5]
      Mary Durham Dodson died sometime after 1745, in Richmond Co., Virginia. Her exact date of death is not known as local records were destroyed before the 20th Century. Estimates have ranged from 1745 to 1775. [6]

      Sources
      ? 1.0 1.1 Williams, Mrs. Sherman, Compiler & Editor, The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia: A History and Genealogy of Their Descendants. (Page 4) Easley, Southern Historical Press, 1988, NEHGS
      ? King, George Harrison Sanford, The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814 and Lunenburg Parish 1783-1800 Richmond County, Virginia (Page 56) Self-Published; Fredericksburg, 1966
      ? 3.0 3.1 Ule, Michelle Duval, compiler The Dodsons, Durhams, Roses and Nevilles. Spring, 2000, Michelle Ule's Website Author generously provided a PDF.
      ? Last Will & Testament of Thomas Durham Sr. dated 4th August 1711 and Probated 1 June 1715, Richmond County Virginia Will Book 3, page 210.
      ? Susan's Ancestors on RootsWeb - Dorothy-Mary Durham. Cites: Mrs. Sherman Williams, Compiler & Editor: "The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County,Virginia".
      ? See preceding note; this well-researched family genealogy states that her exact date of death after the 1745 lawsuit remains unknown.
      Will of Thomas Dodson, Richmond Co., VA Will Book 5, pages 378 & 379; Will is dated February 17, 1739, naming wife Mary and son Greehham as executors and sons: George, Thomas, Greenham, Abraham, Joshua, Elisha and daughters Mary Oldham and Alice Greel and granddaughter, daughter of David Dodson who pre-deceased his father.
      North Farnham Parish Register, microfilm of original register, Library of Virginia, Richmond county records, microfilm Reel No. 66. Births of the following children of Mary and Thomas Dodson are found in the North Farnham Parish Register: Mary, born October 5, 1715; Abraham born April 4, 1723; Joshua born May 25, 1725; and Elisha born February 22, 1727.
      Stamps, William Thomas; GEDCOM file imported on 23 Dec 2000.

      end of biography [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S676] Daniel,John L.;FGR,from a sourced registry of six generations of the first.

    2. [S11143] "Dorothy Durham (1663 - after 1725), No Shrinking Violet, 52 Ancestors #164", by Roberta Estes, posted June 10, 2017, ht.

    3. [S11210] "Thomas Durham (before 1649-1715), A Governor’s Son?, 52 Ancestors #161", by Roberta Estes, famed DNA genealogist, poste.

    4. [S13243] "Mary Dodson formerly Durham", Profile, Registry & Pedigree, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Durham-9, abstracted by David.

    5. [S48409] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SYD8-BPR.

    6. [S44907] http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Dorothy_Durham_%281%29.

    7. [S682] "The Smoots of Maryland and Virginia", by Harry Wright Newman, (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S512] "The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish,Richmond County,Virginia:, p. 2 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S6754] "Outline Descendant Report for Jesse John Dodson (1623-1716)", submitted by Betsey Lanning, June 9, 2015, betlann@yahoo.

    10. [S11263] "Anne (probably not) Elmore (c1650/2-c1721), Wife of Charles Dodson, 52 Ancestors #159", by Roberta Estes, May 7th, 2017.

    11. [S512] "The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish,Richmond County,Virginia:, p. 4 (Reliability: 3).