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Durden/Durdin, Morgan County, Madison, Georgia

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Re: Durden/Durdin, Morgan County, Madison, Georgia

Posted: 1273110193000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Durden/Durdin, Morgan County, Madison, Georgia

Thank you so much for your response. I just happened to be checking the board and came across your post. I thought Rootsweb's automatic message system sent alerts whenever a message was posted in response to a post....oh well.

A while back, I checked 1860 slave schedules and of the 2 black female women listed, one could be Eliza (F/Mu) based on her age (45yo) on the 1870 Census, Morgan Co, Durden District 396. There was also a 4yo black female child listed on the 1860 slave schedule that could possibly be Lilli (F/Mu) based on her age (25yo) on the 1880 Census, Morgan Co., Durden District 396.

On the 1870 Census, Eliza Durden, (F/Mu), b. 1825/28 is enumerated as HOH, w/ Eliza, Jr. (F/Mu), b. 1855, (this Eliza, Jr. may be the same person as Lilli in the 1880 Census?) and Theodore R. (P.), M/Mu, b. 1849. She (Eliza, Sr.) is a couple of pages over from John Durden, W/M, b. 1809.

There are mulatto Durden families living on both sides of Eliza, Sr. There is also a Adeline?? b. 1851 and Fanny Durden, b. 1853 living 2 doors down from her. Perhaps this the "Fanny Dubose/Durden/Jones" of the slave narrative?. The birth year is the same.

On the 1880 Census, Eliza Durdin, F/MU, 52yo, b. 1828, VA, is living right next door to John Durdin, W/M, 61yo, b. 1809, GA (House #39) w/her daughter, Lilli Shepherd, 25yo, b. 1855 (House #40).

I'm sorry, I don't quite understand what you mean; which Durdin BOY? Are you referring to "Green Durden", the 25 year old MAN that, according to, died in 1850? Or Lilli's son, Henry, b. 1880? Which GIRLS? Do you mean Lilli, 25yo, b. 1855, the WOMAN who is the mother of Henry or the WOMAN who was her mother, Eliza, 52yo, b. 1825/28? Also, I didn't quite understand what you meant by "this could be my family?

By the way, I found the Slave Narrative regarding Fanny Durden/ Dubose/Jones very interesting. I don't know just yet if there is a connection but will look into it. I will follow up on some of the things you suggested. I will let you know if I come across anything regarding the "Dr. William C. Robinson". Thank you so much for all of your assistance. Keep in touch.

FYI: In the 1870 Census, Morgan Co., There appears to have been a Pleasant Williams/Wilson, W/M, a 31yo physician, living a few doors away from John Durden, b.1809. Perhaps he was the physician for the Durden District farms and plantations.

Thank you,
Ruby Edwards
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