I have been in touch with Ed Broadus and have also been searching the Durling family. However, from my research and what Ed has sent me I believe that "my" Durlings are not related to the Dorland/Dorlandt family that grew out of New Yorr, NY. The Dorlands are Dutch, no doubt about that. The Durlings, in my tree, are very likely to be Irish or possibly Scotch/Irish. It is confusing because some of the Dorlands changed the spelling to their last name to Durling, and can be found in NJ and NY.
My thought, and I haven't proven this, is that my Durlings settled in Sussex Co., NJ (in the Northwest corner of NJ), then migrated first to Westmoreland Co., PA and then to OH, and IN.
The David Durlin that Ed mentions was born 24 APR 1800 in PA. The reference to PA can be found in the 1850 US Census record for David (in IN). He died on 13 OCT, 1859 in Posey Co., IN. He married Hannah Saltzman (b. abt. 1804 - d. Aft 1860) on 15 MAR 1821 in Posey Co., IN. Another researcher, Grace Dirling, thinks that David was born in Perry Co., PA, but this has not been proven.
David's brother, Alexander, who is my direct ancestor, was also born in PA and migrated to Westmoreland Co., PA. From his census records it is "known" that Alexander and David's father was born in NJ and their mother was born in Ireland.
Ed and I have been trying to figure out the names of Alexander and David's parents.
So far, I have not found any of my Durlings in Warren Co., PA.
Don't know if this helps, but thought I'd pass it along.
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