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Christopher Damron (Dameron?) b. about 1809, possibly TN
Posted by: Pam Maxwell Green (ID *****4521) Date: September 16, 2006 at 11:11:05
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I've only just discovered this line and am hoping that someone can give me an education or a good place to start. It's taken me three years to confirm the spelling on this name and all that time I was looking at the wrong family. Even now, I'm not sure if it is really Damron or Dameron.

My husband's 3rd great grandfather, William Green married Martha Damron (shown Darmon on the transcribed marriage register) in Dubois County, Indiana August 1850. Martha was probably the daughter of Christopher Damron born about 1809 who was in Dubois County in 1850 with his wife, Catherine and their family, including Martha.

Christopher told the 1850 census takers (3 transcriptions show Dauron - it is Damron) that he was born in Tennesse. His wife, Catherine, told them she was born in Virginia. Martha's place of birth is shown as Indiana in 1850 but afterwards always as Ohio. I have no clue which (if either) is really correct.

The family as it appears in the US Federal Census, Patoka Township, Dubois County, Indiana, Household # 605:
Christopher Damron age 41 b. TN
Catherine Damron age 36 b. VA
Mary J. Damron age 17 b. IN
Martha Damron age 15 b. IN
(Note, both Mary and Martha appear to really be about 2-3 years older than the census indicates.)
James Damron age 11 b. IN
Adaline Damron age 9 b. IN
Catherine Damron age 4 age IN
Buenevistia Damron age 2 b. IN

I really don't believe that all the children were born in Indiana... where, I'm not sure of but I seriously doubt if any before Catherine was Indiana born.

I have not been able to find Christopher and/or Catherine anywhere before or after 1850.

Working on the theory that William probably knew this family of Damrons prior to his marriage: William Green's family had enclaves in Perry County Indiana, Madison County, Graves County and Logan County Kentucky and, briefly, in southern Ohio. They bounced between those areas from the early 1790s until they began to spread out in the 1850s. There was also distant family in Tennessee and some of the Kentucky Greens travelled there -- not sure if William did. William himself was born in Perry County, Indiana but raised primarily in Graves and Madison County, Kentucky.

Very interestingly, in 1860 the William and Martha Dameron Green family is living in the same household as the family of an Ezekial & Phoebe Ball in Jasper County, Indiana. This Ball family had been in Jasper County from the early 1840s but appear to have migrated there from Ohio -- previously in VA and PA. I have always assumed that Martha was somehow related to this Ball family because I am sure that William wasn't.

I also strongly suspect that Martha Damron was closely related to a David Damron (grandfather maybe?) because she and William named their first son David and there is no history of that name anywhere in this Green family.

Can anybody help me out here? I am not really sure where to start looking for Martha's family. Any lead would be appreciated.


-- I am cross posting this to both the Damron and Dameron genforum boards. I just want to reach everyone who might be able to help and sorry if the double posting annoys anyone.



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