Durham, John

Born: 1811-07-09 Baltimore, Maryland

Died: 1888-05-31 Peoria County, Illinois

Flourished: Peoria, Illinois

Durham was employed as a clerk in New York City from 1826 to 1835, at which point he moved west to Tazewell County, Illinois. In Illinois, Durham manufactured lumber and farmed, later establishing a carpet store in Peoria in 1857. Politically, Durham was a Whig and later a Republican. In 1835, he married Mary W. Gregory, and together they had eight children.

Proceedings of Whig Convention at Pekin, Illinois regarding Candidates for Congress; The History of Peoria County Illinois (Chicago: Johnson, 1880), 644; Gravestone, Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum, Peoria, IL.