GENETICALLY CONNECTED DURR


Thru the years many researchers have attempted to connect Michael D., David H., and James (Jim or Jacob) with this Peter Dirr. No records have been found that listed all three brothers, Michael, David, and James (or Jacob). Almost all Durr families have many Michael or Jacob Durrs but the name David was extremely rare. There are several people on "Ancestry.com" who currently have Jacob Durr or Peter Durr from this family linked with David H. & Michael D. Durr.... no proof is provided to explain what they based this link on....

Until now! After exhausting all other options, a descendant of William Rufus Durr agreed to do a Y-DNA test. His DNA report matched with a known, documented, descendant of Peter Durr. At this time we are not sure which of Peter's sons is the father of Michael, David, and James. With the help of the other Peter Durr descendants we may be able to figure this out.

  Peter DIRR, b. @1720 in Germany or Switzerland, d. after Aug 1758 in South Carolina.
          He married 174? in Germany, Katherine ?, b. 172? in Germany.
  I.      Catherina DURR, b. @1744 in Switzerland.
  II.     Mary Ann DURR, b. @1745 in Switzerland, d. in South Carolina.
  III.    Michael DURR, b. @1750 in Switzerland, d. 1794 in South Carolina.  He married Mary
          ABERLY,  in Orangeburg Co., SC, b. 1750 in Switzerland (d/o John (Hans) ABERLY
          & Anna Maria LONG).
          A.      Elizabeth DURR, b. 23 Jul 1763 in Colleton Co., SC.  She married ? RODE.
          B.      Catherine DURR, b. 176? in Colleton Co., SC.
          C.      John DURR, b. @1771 in Colleton Co., SC, d. pre 1824 in Colleton Co., SC.
                  He married Elizabeth ?, b. @1777 in South Carolina.
                  1.      Elizabeth DURR, b. 179? in Colleton Co., SC.
                  2.      Jacob DURR, b. 179? in Colleton Co., SC.
                  3.      Martha DURR, b. 179? in Colleton Co., SC.
                  4.      John DURR, b. 179? in Colleton Co., SC.
          D.      Mary DURR, b. @1771 in Colleton Co., SC, d. Jan 1865 in Colleton Co., SC,
                  bur. Indian Field Methodist Cemetery-Rosinville, Colleton, SC.  She married
                  Daniel HUTTO, b. 1 Jan 1767, d. 8 Feb 1847 in Colleton Co., SC, bur. Indian
                  Field Methodist Cemetery-Rosinville, Colleton, SC.
          E.      Nancy DURR, b. @1778 in Colleton Co., SC.
          F.      Jacob DURR, b. 1780 in Colleton Co., SC, d. Sept 1819 in Colleton Co., SC,
                  bur. Indian Field Methodist Cemetery-Rosinville, Colleton, SC.  He married
                  Elizabeth Ann CARR, b. @1784 in South Carolina (d/o Christian Frederick KERR
                  & Hannah MILLER),  d. after 1850 in Smith Co., MS.
                  1.      Elizabeth DURR, b. 1803 in Colleton Co., SC, d. aft. 1880 in Jasper
                          Co., MS.  She married Samuel ANDING, b. 1797 in South Carolina, d.
                          pre 1880.
                  2.      Christian DURR, b. 180? in Colleton Co., SC, d. age 3 in Colleton
                          Co., SC.
                  3.      Emanuel Alexander DURR, b. 26 Nov 1806 in Colleton Co., SC, d.
                          8 Oct 1885 in Grand Cheniere, Cameron, LA.  He married (1) Matilda
                          PAGE, on 9 Sept 1830 in Charleston, SC, b. 180?.  He married
                          (2) Elizabeth Harlow GRIFFITH, on 24 Jun 1839 in Charleston, SC,
  			b. 17 Jan 1822 in Charleston, SC (d/o William GRIFFITH & Barbara
  			Elizabeth HARLOW),  d. 20 May 1899 in Grand Cheniere, Cameron, LA.
  		       	(NOTES:  No connection or contact between this family and the Durrs
  			of North Louisiana has been found)
                  4.      William DURR, b. 180? in Colleton Co., SC, d. age 1 year in Colleton
                          Co., SC.
                  5.      Michael M. DURR, b. 6 Sept 1810 in Colleton Co., SC, d. 1 Feb 1876
                          in Simpson Co., MS, bur. Robert Magee Cemetery-Covington Co., MS.
                          He married (1) Elizabeth Caroline MAGEE, married 183?, b. 22 Nov
                          1817 in Lawrence Co., MS (d/o Robert MAGEE), d. 1843 in Mississippi.
                          He married (2) Eliza GRAVES, married Aug 1844, b. 6 Jul 1809 in
                          South Carolina (d/o John GRAVES & Sarah),  d. 4 Jul 1892 in
                          Covington Co., MS, bur. Terrell Cemetery-Covington Co., MS.  (NOTE:
                          Thomas F. Jennings,  author of EARLY SETTLERS AND LATER FAMILIES OF
                          THE BETHANY-JENNINGS CHAPEL COMMUNITY, NATCHITOCHES, LA,  mentions
                          the Michael Durr in Simpson Co., MS for the 1840 census.  On 1850
                          Simpson Co., MS, this Michael Durr is listed as age 39 born SC and
                          his wife Eliza was born in MS.  Michael Durr of Simpson Co. was a
                          large landowner (first land patented in 1841) with many slaves prior
                          to the Civil War.  Many of the African-American Durrs found in
                          Mississippi and the south are descendants of slaves from this
                          plantation. )
                  6.      Celia DURR, b. 1814 in Colleton Co., SC, d. in Rankin Co., MS.  She
                          married Allen SMITH, b. @1806 in Georgia, d. in Rankin Co., MS.
                  7.      Jacob DURR, b. 1815 in Colleton Co., SC, d. @1860 in Mississippi.
                          He married Louisa SMITH, married in Smith Co., MS, b. 1815 in South
                          Carolina, d. in Scott Co., MS.
          G.      Peter DURR, b. @1782 in Colleton Co., SC.  He had several daughters and
		                  sons that do not have more information on at this time.
          H.      Michael DURR, b. @1785 in St.Georges Pr., SC, d. 22 May 1860 in Notasulga,
                  Macon, AL.  He married (1) Elizabeth PINCKARD, married 1812 in Greene Co.,
                  GA, b. 1793 in Georgia, d. 12 Dec 1856 in Notasulga, Macon, AL.  He married
                  (2) Adeline POPILLE, married 12 Dec 1857 in Alabama, d. in Macon Co., AL.
                  1.      Lewis M. DURR, b. 1814 in Georgia.  He married Eliza RAGLAND, b.
                          1818 in Georgia.
                  2.      James Pinckard DURR, b. 1816 in Georgia.  He married Martha NICKS,
                          b. 1825 in South Carolina, d. 186? in Texas.
                  3.      Mary Ann DURR, b. 1818 in Georgia.  She married (1) George E. WILSON.
                          She married (2) Eucratus ROLAND.
                  4.      Martha H. DURR, b. 1820 in Georgia.  She married John M. CRANFORD.
                  5.      Jane H. DURR, b. 1821 in Georgia.  She married Thomas JONES.
                  6.      Elizabeth Pinckard DURR, b. 1823 in Georgia.  She married Allen FLEMING.
                  7.      Michael Asbury DURR, b. 1826 in Macon Co., GA.  He married (1) Julia
                          ALLEN.  He married (2) Mary V. McGEHEE.
                  8.      Lovick H. DURR, b. 1828 in Georgia.
                  9.      Peyton Thomas DURR, b. 1830 in Macon Co., GA.  He married Virginia
                          BARROW, b. 1840 in Georgia.
                  10.     Catherine Charlotte DURR, b. 1832 in Macon Co., GA.  She married James
                          FLOYD.
                  11.     John Wesley DURR, b. 23 Jun 1835 in Warm Springs, Meriwether, GA.  He
                          married Rebecca HART, b. 1835 in Georgia.
          I.      Margaret DURR, b. @1789 in Colleton Co., SC.
  IV.     John DURR, b. @1752.  (no information at this time on his descendants)
  V.      Lewis DURR, b. @1754 in South Carolina.  (no information at this time on his descendants)
  VI.     Anna Margaret DURR, b. 20 Jan 1758 in Orangeburg, Orangeburg, SC.


There was a Jacob Durr married to a Catherine who had the following children: Jacob, Henry, John, David, Samuel, Rebecca, Anna, Polly who lived in Pennsylvania. His son, David Durr, born 15 Jul 1798 in PA and died 7 Jan 1866 in PA, was married to Catherine Galaspy. This family seems to have stayed in the Pennyslvania area. This is one of the few families to actually have more than one David Durr and they also had many Michael and Jacob Durrs.


There was a Sebastian Durr family in Maryland, but no connection can be found to the Durrs in South Carolina.

 

(Last edited: 7/4/2012)