Mary Leonora Durham

Female Abt 1854 - 1862  (~ 8 years)


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  • Name Mary Leonora Durham  [1
    Born Abt 1854  Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Apr 1862  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 11 Apr 1862  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
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    Person ID I7646  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father George John Durham,   b. 12 May 1820, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1869  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Cassandra Lincecum,   b. Between 1832 and 1836, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1877  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 23 Dec 1852  Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Notes 
    • - The couple might have met through Cassandra's father. Following from Lois Burkhalter's 1965 biography of Gideon Lincecum (1793-1874):

      Cassandra, the third daughter, was married to George J. Durham, an Englishman of Austin, Texas…This marriage pleased Gideon. He and Durham had been drawn together through mutual interest in ornithology and grape culture and were friends before Durham met Cassandra.
    Family ID F2673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1854 - Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Apr 1862 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Apr 1862 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • - From Gideon Lincecum (1793-1874) by Lois Burkhalter (University of Texas Press, 1965):
      [Pg. 83] "Among the Lincecum Papers are invitations from the Durham Austin residence on Pecan, now Sixth, and Guadalupe, to funerals of their daughters, Sarah Lincecum, at 4:00 P.M., Thursday, April 10, 1862, and Mary Leonora, at 4:00 P.M., Friday, April 11, 1862. An explanation of this long-ago tragedy is found in the diary of Amelia E. Barr, an Englishwoman who lived for a while in Texas and was well acquainted with the Durhams:

      April 9, 1862: In the evening to Mrs. Durham's. Poor little Sally, whom I suckled for two months when her mother had fever, just dead of diptheria.

      April 10, 1862: Went to see Sally for the last time...The cemetery was crowded. When we got back from Sally's funeral her sister, Leonora, was dying. She breathed her last at five o'clock."

  • Sources 
    1. [S821] Burkhalter, Lois Wood, Gideon Lincecum, 1793 - 1874, Pgs 68 - 78.

    2. [S1192] 1860 Census of United States, Texas, Travis, The City of Austin, population Schedule; Online Images, Page No. 73, dwellings & families 537 & 538, G. J. Durham & E. Durham households, accessed April 2018.
      Includes C. (female, age 26); L. (female, age 6); W. W. (male, age 4); S. A. (female, age 2); and S. J. (male, age 1/12)

    3. [S821] Burkhalter, Lois Wood, Gideon Lincecum, 1793 - 1874.

    4. [S1214] St. David's Episcopal Church (Austin, Travis County, Texas), Baptisms and Burials, 1859-1866, Entries for Sidney Johnson Durham; Sally Durham; and Lee Durham.

    5. [S1194] Texas State Gazette, Austin, Texas (online archive), "Married," issued 8 January 1853, accessed 5 April 2018, names of interest: George J. Durham, Esq. and Miss Cassandria Lincecum.