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Re: DURNIN's in Ontario, Canada
Posted by: Anne Dykshoorn (ID *****2181) Date: November 25, 2005 at 12:43:30
In Reply to: DURNIN's in Ontario, Canada by P. Hand of 70

Hi there. Charles Durnin is my 2nd greatgrandfather. His birthdate is Nov. 16, 1827, b. in Garrison, Fermanagh, Ireland. Most of this info comes from his son William O. Smith Durnin, my great-grandfather, in a short autobiography that he wrote in May of 1938. At the beginning it says:

"My father emigrated form Fermanah County, Ireland with his family at the age of 18 years. While embarking, his father died by accident and was left to be buried by one of his sons, while the rest of the family sailed for Canada."

From what Williams wrote (with some of it verified)
Patt Durning b. ca1759 married Ann (my grandmother Doris Durnin Ingraham found this)
Only known child: Charles Durning b. 1793 d. 1845, Ireland, married Eleanor Elliott b. 1790 Ireland d. 1884 Dungannon, Huron, Ontario.

Chilren of Charles and Eleanor:
Bessie married Mr. Elliott, Helenor married Mr. Elliott, William b. 1819 married Mary?(there are two William Durnin on 1881 Huron census-abt the same age one has 7 children the other 9-names are similar), Alexander b. 1821 married Sarah 5 known children), John b. 1823 d. 1894, James b. 1824 found on 1871 census, Charles, Nov. 16, 1827, d. Oct.5, 1905, Dungannon,W Wawanosh Twsp, Huron, Ontario, married Rebecca Smith b. 1832 Near Belfast, Down Co, Ireland d. 1906 Huron, Ontario, Canada, and Edward b. 1829 married Mary J. Smith (Smyth)b. 1835 with 6 children.

Children of Charles and Rebecca Smith Durnin:
Eliza, 1856 married James Agar
John, 1858 married Mary Agar
Baby Ellen, 1859 d. 1859
Mary Jane, 1860 married George Agar
Sarah Ellen, 1862 d. December 16, 1961
William O. Smyth (my great grandfather)November 23, 1866 in Dungannon, Hastings Co, Ontario, Canada, d.September 25, 1939 in Boise, Ada Co, ID. married Ida Mae Gillett b. February 17, 1866 Lorain Co., Ohio d. January 25, 1963 Boise, Ada Co, ID. 4 children
Rebecca, 1869
Charles, 1871 d. July 03, 1960, prob N. Dakota, married Margaret Lang. 4 children
Robert James, 1873 married Henrietta Crawford
George Alexander, 1876 d. October 25, 1935 prob N. Dakota. married Margaret Carmichael.
Edward Ernest, April 23, 1878 d. April 15, 1939 in Nebraska married Lillie Williamson.
Richard Brown, 1882 d. December 30, 1952 Montana? married Zita H. Hill. 2 children, married 2nd Bessie Cook.

I have some more info about Rebecca Smith's family and such.


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