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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Benjamin Durant

Male Abt 1754 - 1813  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Durant 
    Born Abt 1754  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Aug 1813  Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Fort Mims Massacre
    Fort Mims Massacre
    30 August 1813
    Probate 4 Feb 1854  Blakeley, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Martin M. Durant, administrator de bonis non. Heirs: 2 living daughters- Rachel Walker, Sumter County, Alabama; Sophia McComb, Alabama; Grandchildren (children of son Lachlan Durant, deceased)- A. J. Durant, Texas; Charles Durant, Alabama; Sarah J. Addams, Florida; Constantine Durant, Florida; and Martin M. Durant. 
    Estate of Benjamin Durant, Baldwin County, Case 160
    Estate of Benjamin Durant, Baldwin County, Case 160
    "Alabama, Estate Files, 1830-1976," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-23280-40413-71?cc=1978117&wc=MX5L-DWT:314239301,314726401 : accessed 24 December 2014), Baldwin > Durant, Benj (1854) > image 1 of 9; county courthouses, Alabama.
    Buried Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6020  Dickinson
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2014 

    Family Sophia McGillivray,   b. Abt 1746, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1770  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Arturo O'Neill alleges in a 19 Oct 1783 letter to Josef de Ezpeleta, the acting captain general in Havana, that Sophia was "married to an Indian half-breed named Duran, whose father was French, and they are actually on the road with a good herd of cattle and some forty slaves to settle on the Escambia River eighteen leagues from here." [2]
    Children 
    +1. Lachlan McGillivray Durant,   b. 1775, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. John Durant,   d. bef. 1855  [Birth]
     3. Alexander Durant,   d. bef. 1855  [Birth]
    +4. Mary Durant,   b. Abt 1783, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1836, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     5. Rachel Durant,   b. Abt 1785, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sophia Durant,   b. Abt 1787, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Elizabeth Durant,   b. Abt 1790, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1855  (Age ~ 65 years)  [Birth]
     8. Nancy Durant,   b. Abt 1792, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca. 1854, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F1603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Aug 1813 - Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Martin M. Durant, administrator de bonis non. Heirs: 2 living daughters- Rachel Walker, Sumter County, Alabama; Sophia McComb, Alabama; Grandchildren (children of son Lachlan Durant, deceased)- A. J. Durant, Texas; Charles Durant, Alabama; Sarah J. Addams, Florida; Constantine Durant, Florida; and Martin M. Durant. - 4 Feb 1854 - Blakeley, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S336345] A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814, Gregory A. Waselkov, (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 2006), 37, 234.

    2. [S336355] McGillivray of the Creeks, Caughey, John Walton, (Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2007), 62.

    3. [S336345] A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814, Gregory A. Waselkov, (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 2006), 37.