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From: Ronald Turner <>
Subject: [DURHAM SURNAME] Abraham Durham, 1720-1770, Maryland
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 15:20:50 -0600

Seeking info on Abraham Durham and his family. He was born c1720 in
Baltimore, MD, and married Elinor in Baltimore in 1742. They had two
daughters. First daughter was Chloe, b 1744 MD, and d 1806 KY. She married
Joseph Turner in 1764 in MD. They had 8 children. Second daughter is
unidentified but was born in 1746 MD and died in KY. She married Peter
Brunts about 1765 in MD. They had 5 children.

Abraham Durham died before 12 March 1770 when Chloe (Durham) Turner and
Peter Brunts signed the inventory for the estate of Abraham Durham as the
next of kin. This inventory was recorded in the Probate Court for
Baltimore, MD. No record has been found about the widow of Abraham Durham.
Based on this fact, and the fact that both Chloe Turner and Peter Brunts
named a son Durham, plus Peter named a daughter Chloe, is a strong basis
for the fact that Chloe and Peter's unnamed wife were sisters and thus
daughters of Abraham Durham.

All 5 children of Peter Brunt and his wife were born in MD and married in
KY, according to KY marriage records.
Nancy, b 1765 MD, d KY, m 26 Apr 1788 John Sandusky
Ann, b 1766 MD, d KY, m 22 Jun 1790 Thomas Lowery
Mary, b 1767 MD, d KY, m 12 Oct 1790 James Hindman
Chloe, b 1768 MD, d KY, m 9 Jun 1796 Henry South
Durham, b 1769 MD, d KY, m 6 Feb 1797 Rebekah Hindman = 7 children

All 8 children of Joesph Turner and Chloe Durham Turner were born in
Baltimore County, MD and married in KY, according to KY marriage records.
Rachel Turner, b 14 Jun 1765, MD
Matthew Turner, b 1770 MD, d 1850 IN, m 19 Mar 1797 Hardin Co. KY,
Elizabeth Frakes = 4 children
Durham Turner, b 1773 MD, d 1817 Grayson Co., KY, m 10 Apr 1793 Woodford
Co. KY, Phoebe Blackford = 8 children
Nancy Jane Turner, 1777 MD, d 1816 KY, m 19 Mar 1797 Hardin Co., KY, Peter
Mary Turner, 1779 MD, d IN, m 1798 Hardin Co., KY, Henry Frakes
Joseph Turner Jr., b 1782 MD, d 1848 KY, m 1799 KY, Betsey Parish
Francis Turner, b 1785 MD, m 1805 KY, Sarah Sawyer
Sally Turner, b 1787 MD, m 1800 KY, John Hopkins

Joseph Turner moved his family from Baltimore to Nelson County, KY in 1791,
and his brother-in-law, Peter Brunts, followed him to KY in 1799.

Looking specifically for any documentation that proves the name of Peter
Brunt's wife. Some researchers report her name is Ester but no
documentation has been found to support that info.

Best regards,
Ron Turner

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