David H. DURR

David H. DURR was born @1819 in South Carolina and died 24 Jan 1887 in Shelby Co., TX. He married Paralee Allred, d/o William Allred & wife Lila, who was born @1820 in Tennessee and died 27 Jan 1887 in Shelby Co., TX. They are buried in Good Hope Cemetery near Center, TX, along with son, David Hilliard, & daughters, Cynthia Ellen & Lucinda A. "Belle". No record of their marriage has been found in LA or Alabama.

Living near David & Paralee in 1850 was her father, William Allred & his wife Lila, & her siblings: Elizabeth (w/o Amos B. Fisher), James E. Allred (h/o ? Carmichael), Aaron C. Allred (h/o M. Martha Clinton), Thomas J. Allred, & Cavalier F. Allred. David first homesteaded then purchased 80 acres of land on the Sabine side of the Natchitoches/Sabine parish border in 9 Aug 1858 & the land was patented on 2 Apr 1860. This first tract of 80 acres of land is where the McCaskill Cemetery is located with forty acres being where the cemetery now sits and the other 40 acres being across the road. On 30 Nov 1885, they sold 160 acres of land including this tract and some land in Natchitoches parish to Samuel F. & Lourania McCaskill for $600 paid as $250 cash and balance due in notes to be paid 1 Jan 1887 & 1 Jan 1888. About this time David, Paralee, & son, David Hilliard, moved to Shelby Co., TX where all died a few years later. There is no record of them buying land in Shelby Co., TX.

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(Last edited: 3/11/2012)