John Durham

Male 1698 - 1722  (23 years)


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  • Name John Durham 
    Born 23 Nov 1698  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • in Farnham Parish...
    Gender Male 
    Died 1722  [1
    Person ID I5473  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 10 Aug 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. ~ 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 ~ 63 years) 
    Married 168?  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • (North Farnham Parish)
    Family ID F177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Son John Durham was born on November 23, 1698. John was somewhat of a challenging child. He may have been troubled by the death of his father in 1715, because in 1716, John and his brother, Thomas sued his mother, Dorothy, who had remarried to Jeremiah Greenham. Custody of John was awarded by the court to his brother, Thomas, and Johnís share of the estate was distributed. What the heck does a teenage boy need with a bedstead? Regardless, John went to live with his brother Thomas, taking with him all of the items his father left him in the will. It could be argued that perhaps brother Thomas coveted some of those items along with brother Johnís labor and hence, encouraged the suit against their mother. John never married and was dead by 1722.

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

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

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