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Thomas Durrett

Thomas Durrett

Male 1793 - 1883  (89 years)

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  • Name Thomas Durrett  [1
    Born 30 Oct 1793  near Enoree River, Newberry Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Aug 1883  Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Aft 1 Aug 1883  Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6249  DNA Family 1 Genealogies
    Last Modified 4 May 2006 

    Father Benjamin Durrett,   b. 4 Dec 1769,   d. 19 May 1827, ____, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Margaret Hogg,   b. 1789, ____, Newberry Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1839, ____, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 1788  ____, Newberry Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3050  Group Sheet

    Family Rebecca Alewine,   d. 13 Apr 1873, ____, ____, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1814  ____, Newberry Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. John A. Durrett,   b. 9 Aug 1815, ____, ____, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     2. Joseph Hogg Durrett,   b. 14 Feb 1817, ____, ____, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     3. Rueben W. Durrett,   b. 30 Jan 1819, ____, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     4. Margaret A. Durrett,   b. 31 Dec 1820, ____, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1839  (Age 18 years)
     5. Louisa Davis Durrett,   b. 10 Feb 1823, ____, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1855  (Age 31 years)
     6. Lucretia Elma Durrett,   b. 14 Aug 1827, ____, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1829, ____, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     7. Elmirah S. Durrett,   b. 18 Mar 1830, ____, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1840, ____, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     8. Levisa E. Durrett,   b. 21 Jan 1832, ____, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1840, ____, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     9. Lurany Durrett,   b. 28 Apr 1835, ____, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     10. Benjamin L. Durrett,   b. 28 May 1837, ____, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     11. Thomas J. Durrett,   b. 23 Jan 1840, ____, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1918, ____, Lincoln Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 4 May 2006 
    Family ID F3047  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 1 Aug 1883 - Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Thomas Durrett, son of Benjamin and Margaret Hogg Durrett, was born in Newberry County, SC, near the Enoree River on 30 October, 1793.  This date has been recorded by his own family and also in the record kept by his brother, Wiliam Hogg Durrett. His great grandchildren held the tradition that he was the child of Margaret Hogg, the daughter of John Hogg of Newberry, which has been proven by the written records left by William Hogg Durrett, and substantiated through the land records of old Newberry, showing the holding of the original land grants of this John Hogg by these families in Newberry.

      Thomas Durrett married Rebecca Alewine, daughter of Jacob Alewine, during the latter part of 1814, in Newberry County, SC.

      Thomas and his family left South Carolina in December, 1818, and arrived in Tuscaloosa County early in January, 1819, settling on the Tuscaloosa-Huntsville Road (now US 11), five miles east of Tuscaloosa. He built a blacksmith and wood-working shop on the south side of the road about one hundred yards west of where US 11 and the road leading to the Veterans Hospital fork.  He owned several slaves who were tgrained mechanics.  With the help of these slaves he made wagons, plows, hoes, and other farm tools.  However, making axes was a specialty as no other shop in this part of Alabama was equipped for making axes.  He told me that an average of six axes a day were made in his shop every day.  There were no iron or steel turning plows at this time.  He made a plow with a steel point, iron standard, or foot, and wood mould board.  These plows were very popular here because they would turn the red soil in this part of the country.  He said they could sell all of these plows that they could make at ten dollars each.  He could make three each week.  Axes sold for three dollars and hoes for one dollar.

      Thomas Durrett and all his family that were living moved from Tuscaloosa County to Bienville Parish, LA about 1855 (except his two eldest sons, John A. Durrett and Joseph Hogg Durrett, both of whom were married and had families).  After living in Louisiana several years, Thomas Durrett and his wife moved to Texas.  His wife died in Texas on April 13, 1873. Thomas Durrett came back to Alabama in 1881 and lived with his son, John A. Durrett, until he died on August 1, 1883, and is buried in Mount Zion Cemetery twelve miles from Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Brøderbund Software, Inc., (Release date: November 29, 1995), Tree #1527 (Reliability: 3).
      Date of Import: 6 Apr 1998