Durham, Carter Perry D.

Birth Name Durham, Carter Perry D.
Gender male
Age at Death 81 years, 10 months, 14 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1855-06-29 Tennessee, USA Birth of Durham, Perry D.  
Event Note

1910 Federal Census says Perry was born in Alabama, his father in Georgia, and his mother in South Carolina.

Death 1937-05-13   Death of Durham, Perry D.  
Event Note

Information probably obtained from tombstone. Believed to be buried in Traveler's Rest Cemetary, Samson, Alabama.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Durham, William K.between 1815 and 1822between 1869 and 1870
Mother Alexander, Malinda1825after 1870
         Durham, Carter Perry D. 1855-06-29 1937-05-13


Family of Durham, Carter Perry D. and , Tabitha

Married Wife , Tabitha ( * 1865-01-10 + 1949-01-27 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1877-09-20   Marriage of Durham, Perry D. and , Tabitha  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Durham, Addie
Durham, Ela Mae
Durham, Mattie Malinda1884

Family of Durham, Carter Perry D. and Donaldson, Mattie Zula

Married Wife Donaldson, Mattie Zula ( * 1876-02-00 + 1949-10-24 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
[Living], [Living]
Durham, Gaston Vernon1910-09-191981-04-23
Durham, Hassie Jewell1914-11-272002-04-10


Mattie is listed on the 1900 Federal Census as "Widowed," and on the 1910 Census she is listed as having been married three times. Perry and Mattie had only been married for 5/12 of a year when the 1910 Federal Census was taken. According to the 1930 Federal Census, Perry Durham was first married at the age of 21. - Gorden, [Private]


My G Grandfather was Carter "Perry" Durham, born 1855 in SC. He married Tabitha Lewis in AL, they moved to TX and had 16 children in Navarro Co, TX. Circa 1905, Perry left Tabitha (and the 16 chldren)to run away with Mattie Donaldson-Speed. They returned to AL and had more children. - Weeks, [Private]


"Mattie Zulu Donaldson Speed Durham was married first to a Mr. Speed. They moved together from Coffee County, Alabama to Troup (near Tyler) Texas, where he died. She met Perry D. Durham and they moved back to Alabama and had Uncle Otho, Uncle Gaston, and Hassie Jewell." - [Batson], Private



Hello : )

My name is Gorden, [Private]. I am descended from Perry D. Durham and Mattie Zula Donaldson Durham's daughter Hassie Jewell Durham Batson Hughes.

Would you be so kind as to explain to me why the man I know as Perry D. Durham is called on your page, Carter Perry Durham? And, how do you know that the photos you have are of the right person? I'm not trying to be insulting, merely careful.

I don't have either of the photos you posted, but do have one you don't, and would be happy to share mine as you have made yours available.

Please contact me by email using: [Private]


Gorden, [Private]



It took much research and comparison to confirm that Carter Perry and Perry D were the same person. You must keep in mind the inconsistencies that occured in census records back in the day. The photo [Now labeled "PerryDurham" in photos.] was from my grandfather's collection. He was Gaston, Uncle Jewell's brother.

Florida, USA
[ancestry.com user]


Dear Gorden, [Private],

I am [Private, Private]. Tabitha Jane Durham was my great grandmother (I called her Grandma) and wife of Carter Perry Durham. I knew Grandma quite well. She lived the last years of her life in a house next to us in Longview, Texas that we built for her oldest daughter, Willie Belle Durham McGlathery, my grandmother, and her husband Hugh Monroe McGlathery. Grandma was a good old soul, full of life and always fun with us kids. Her daughter, Willie Belle was a bit dour but married to a wonderful and fun loving husband, Monroe, whom we all called Papa. I didn't know about Perry until much later in life. He married Grandma when she was 13, fathered 12 children, then left her and the children. My grandmother's youngest son, my uncle Noel, visited some of our Durham-Donaldson relatives many years ago. I believe he met them in Florida. I don't know of Perry's parents. Here are a few photos you may find interesting.




From Nancy: "The info on Perry's parents that I have are William K. Durham born 1815 - 1822 died 1869 or 1870 married Malinda Alexander born 1825 died after 1870 they married before 1846. I'm sure this is the family because 4 of the children's names match from a letter I have they are: Malinda "Lindy", Leanard "Leen", Fannie and Molly. I have his father as Daniel Durham, mother as Gazella Moody."