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Durden/Durdin, Morgan County, Madison, Georgia

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

Posted: 1272299260000
Classification: Query
I tried to figure out who your girls would be married to. I looked up Sheppherd in Morgan Co GA and so far havent found much. But I noticed from the 1880 census that same Durdin family I mentioned was still right next to Eliza and Lilli and family. I think they must be related. Perhaps they are the parents of the Durdin boy who was father of Lilli. Or, perhaps they are the slaveholding family of the Durdin boy who was father of Lilli. Either way, I looked up a Durdin male who was born abt same time as Eliz and found this:

Name: Green Durdin
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Slave: Slave
Place of Birth: Georgia
Estimated birth year: abt 1825
Age: 25
Month of Death: Mar
Cause Of Death: Pneumonia
Census Year: 1850
Census Location: (City, County, State)
Militia District 62, Morgan, Georgia
Page: 462
Line: 14
Roll: T655_7

This would mean that there was a male Durdin the same age as Eliza in teh same place, who died in 1850. I know this is supposedly five years before Lilli was born, but perhaps the dates are off? Maybe this person is a brother to Eliza's husband and Lilli's father? At least it will give you a name to search for in hopes of proving his owners and family connections.

I looked up the 1860 slave schedule for JOhn Durdin of Morgan County GA and found he "owned":

75 yr black male
65 black male
2 60 yr black females
50 black female
40 black male
35 black male
2 35 black females
30 black female
30 black male
25 black female
and more...
26 m
24 f
22 m
21 m
20 f
18 f
17 m
15 mulatto male
2 15 (black) f
14 f
13 mulatto male
and 16 others....

I note that with anyone over the age of abt 13 the ages seem to be guessed at (20, 25, 30, 35 instead of more specific.) So this might explain any age discrepancies you find.

I would look to this John and Mary Durdin of Morgan GA as your slaveowner family and probable relatives as well. I would call the local historic society and see what they can tell you about this family, then ask them about the slaves secondarily. After you know all about this family then ask how many slaves did they have and what did they know about them.

Good luck.


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