Durant Queries


This page revised: 7/2/2006

We want to find the missing pieces of our families.

Can you help with any of these?


ANN DURANT m Thomas CORPREW. Children: John & George. Does anyone have any info on descendants of either of these 2 sons? I descend from Bathsheba(Barbara) CORPREW, who m. Thomas JONES of Blounts Creek, Beaufort Co, NC. Thomas d. c1796. There are several of us working on the CORPREW lines, but no one has found a link to Barbara's parents. Sherill

7/2/2006 - Looking for parents of Benjamin Durant m. Betsey Gilbert d/o Ichabod Gilbert. Benjamin was a "well known resident of Redding CT." His son, Preston Durant was born in Redding in 1799. Any help at all will be greatly appreciated. Richard G Durant

Looking for parents of BENJAMIN DURANT b. 1735-40, place unknown, heard he could have been from the Carolinas and is French, m. Sophia McGillivray c1758, they settled along the Alabama River. Evelyn (Massey) V.

DANIEL DURANT b. 2/27/1837 d. 8/17/1920 m. either Mary Emma ? from Columbus Cty., NC or to S. J. Altman. son: Edgar Whitman Durant b. 8/13/1883 d. 11/11/1915 SC m. Corrine Sarah Brown. Edgard and Corring had daug. Sarah Corrine Durant b. 2/23/1909 Florence Cty., SC. I hope that you can help. Patti Hanna-Thompson

I am looking for the parents of DANIEL DURANT 1837-1920. Might have been a Reverend in and around Florence and Williamsburg Cos, SC. He was married at least twice. Second wife was Mary Emma ? from Columbus Co, NC. The ancestry listed below is NOT PROVEN. Hope someone can help me.
Parents of Daniel: David Durant and ?
Parents of David: Thomas Durant and ?
Parents of Thomas: Henry Durant, Jr. and Rebekah Warnock
Parents of Henry: Henry Durant, Sr. and Ann Walbanke Patti Hanna-Thompson

My grandfather EDWARD DURANT b. 1920 immigrated to Australia with his family in the 1950's. His siblings were: George William b. 1915; Daniel b. 1916; Ann b. 1918; William Henry b. 1919; & Charles b. 1922. They were all born in Bermondsey, England - I think it's the London area. Their parents were George DURANT & Annie TOOMEY. George b. c1884 in Chelsea? Annie b. c1895. Annie remarried after her husband's death to an Alfred FEARNE - no children to this union. All George & Annie's children immigrated to Australia in the late 1940's & 1950's. This is all the info. I have at the moment. Thanking you. Jennette Jenkin

I am looking for ENOCH SINCLAIR DURANT m. Caroline Saunders. They had a son, John Alfred Durant b. 7/11/1899 Troy, Montgomery Co, NC. John Alfred moved to CA c1916. I think he had 2 brothers from Charlotte, NC. Can anyone help me?? Thanks, Cathy Elder

Looking for parents and/or descendants of HARRY DURANT who came to America as a slave. Greenville, AL, Repton, AL, Camden, AL onto FL. Michael Dean

I am looking for the parents of JOHN DURANT b. 7-11-1895 or 1899 d. 6/1975 Kern Co, CA. He came to CA from NC at the age of 17. He may have used the names of Monte and Alfred as well as John. Thanks for any help, Cathy Elder

LOUIS DURANT a French Canadian trapper-trader went into Mississippi Territory in 1700s. There he married a Choctaw woman named SheNeYah. They had several children including a daughter named Syllen. Syllen married William TAYLOR, a white man. They had children named Alexander, Elizabeth, Jack, Jackson, Solomon. It is believed there were two other girls. William left Syllen and his family and Syllen took her children to Indian Territory (OK). Would appreciate any information regarding these children. Carl Phillips

SYLLAN (or Sillen or Cillen) DURANT m. William TAYLOR. Syllan d/o LOUIS DURANT, a French-Canadian Trapper who came into Mississippi Territory m. a Choctaw woman c1800. Syllan and William had several children before William left her and went "west". Syllan later took her family and traveled to Lukfata, Choctaw Nation, (OK). With her were her children, Solomon, Jackson, Jack, Ellick (Aleck), a married daughter named Elizabeth and a grandaughter named Emeline or Eveline who was not Elizabeth's daughter. It is believed that Syllan had two older daughters before 1830. Need info on these girls. Carl Phillips

VICTORIA DURANT b. 1800-1850 Orangeburg Co, SC m. Edward Johnson. Lived in SC a1800's. Catholic Religion. Possible children settled in FL. Denese Williams

Am searching for Info on WILLIAM HARRY DURANT b. 8-7-1859 Portsmouth, Va. He worked in a dairy in Colo. Springs, Colo. till he dies there in 1931. His father is poss. Charles Durant Please contact Edythe Durant Adams


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