DURBIN, SAMUEL, Fredericktown, deceased; was born in Pennsylvania about the year 1780, and married to Rebecca Collins, who was born in 1783. They had the following children, viz: John, Thomas, Elizabeth, Clemency, James, Sarah, Charity, Margaret, and Samuel. He came to Fairfield county at a very early day and afterwards to Morris township, this county, in 1808. He was the fourth settler in this township, and cut his road from Mt. Vernon and cleared and improved the farm (now the Grant farm) in this township. Mr. Durbin died April 22, 1822.
DURBIN HENRY P., Morris township, farmer, post office, Mt. Vernon; was born in Clinton township in 1842, and married in 1864 to Mary Chilcoat, who was born in Pennsylvania, Huntingdon county, December 4, 1837. They have the following children: Thomas E., born January 23, 1866; Jessie A., born September 9, 1870; Rhoda E., born April 9, 1873; Willie R., born November 28, 1874; Miles S., born November 26, 1878. Mr. Durbin has resided on his present farm in Morris township fifteen years.
DURBIN, BAPTIST, deceased, Union township, was born in Maryland in February 1816. He emigrated to Belmont county, Ohio, in 1825, where he married Miss Catharine King, in November, 1825. She was born in Belmont county, Ohio, and is the daughter of John King. They settled in Belmont county; remained until 1832, when they moved to Knox county, and located in Howard township, on a farm two miles north of Howard village, where they passed the remainder of their days.
His wife died in August 1854. He survived her until July 26, 1878. They reared a family of eleven children: John, Benjamin, Jane, William, Mary, Trecy, Sarah C, Margaret, Baptist, Alexander, and Emma C. All are now living except Baptist who died in 1874.
DURBIN, JOHN, farmer, Union township, the oldest son of Baptist and Catharine Durbin, was born in Belmont county, Ohio, August 26, 1862, and came with his parents to Knox county, Ohio, in 1832. He was reared a farmer and has made farming and stock raising his principal vocation. He commenced working at the carpenter and joiner trade, at the age of twenty-one years, and has followed that business to some extent in connection with farming. In April, 1852, he married Miss Lucinda Sapp, born in Union township, Knox county, May 11, 1831, daughter of Levi and Mary Sapp, nee Colopy. They settled in Union township on the Sapp homestead, where the lived a few years, and after living on several farms in Union township, he purchased, in 1860, and moved on the farm where they are now living, one-half mile north of Danville. At this time he owns three farms, one in Jefferson township, one in Howard, and the one he is living on in Union township. They have ten children, five sons and five daughters. He filled the office of township treasurer four years.
DURBIN, BENJAMIN, Union township, farmer, second son of Baptist and Catharine Durbin, was born in Belmont county, Ohio, May 8, 1828. On the nineteenth day of January, 1858, he married Miss Margaret, daughter of William and Bridget McNamara, born October 20, 1833. They settled in Howard township, Knox county; remained until 1864, when he purchased and moved on the farm where they are now living, in Union township, one-half mile north of Danville. They have four children, one son and three daughters. He was brought up a farmer, and has followed farming and stock raising. At present he owns two farms, one in Jefferson, besides the one he is living on in Union township.
DURBIN, RAPHAEL, Howard township, farmer, post office Howard. He was born October 26, 1834, in Bedford county, Pennsylvania. In 1845 he moved to Knox county and settled in Howard township. He was married April 16, 1861, and a short time afterwards settled on his farm. His father died in 1852 and his mother in 1873. They have nine children, Mary, Anna, Charles, Joseph, John, Margaret, William, Frances and Leo.
DURBIN, PETER, Howard township, farmer, post office Howard. He was born in Alleghany county, Maryland, January 31, 1835. His father came to Ohio in 1843 and died in 1852. His mother died in 1873. They raised ten children, who are settled in Howard township: Marion, Susan, Rachel, Peter, Simeon, John, Margaret, George Benedict, and Pius. They now own six hundred acres of good farming land.
DURBIN (DAWSON). MRS. RACHAEL, post office, Howard, was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, in 1822, and came to Knox county in 1836 with her father, and settled on the L. Pealer farm. She was married to John Daw-son April 1, 1846. Mrs. Dawson and her husband remained on the old farm until 1859 when they came to their present farm. Mr. Dawson died July 1, 1855, and left Mrs. Dawson with two children, James and Louisa, who still remain with her. Mrs. Dawson’s father died in 1838, and her mother lived with her until 1869, when she too passed away.
History of Knox County Ohio, Its Past and Present, N.N. Hill, Jr, 1881, AA Graham & Co, Mt Vernon, Ohio
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