Online Source: The Durbin Family of Maryland & PA
Thomas H. Durbin
b. Dec. 8, 1784 (MD) - d. March 26, 1854 (Greene Co., PA)
Durbin Cemetery (Richhill Twp., Greene County, PA)
History of Greene County, Pa. ; Containing an Outline of the State from 1682, Until the Formation of Washington County in 1781.by Rev. William Hanna / Publication date: 1882 / Page 275 - 276
About 1 1/2 miles below David Braddock's for many long years have resided the family of the Durbins. The original settlers consisted of four men viz: Stephen, Edward, Thomas and Benjamin.
The children of Stephen were Joseph, Andrew and Stephen Jr. Also two daughters, Mariah and Sarah Jane.
Edward married Matilda Finch. Their children were Lucy and Ellen.
Benjamin married Nancy Parnel. Their children were Thomas, Benjamin, Jane, Ruth, Sally, Amy, Polly, Nancy and Betty.
Joseph (of Stephen) married Polly Durbin, his cousin. Their children were Lucinda, Nancy Jane, Lindsay, James, Sally, and Belle.
Andrew (of Stephen) married Martha Bane. Their children were David, Andrew, Frank, and Lib.?
Stephen (of Stephen) married Nancy Throckmorton. He was killed by a burning tree falling on him. Their children were Jane and Mary.
Mariah remained single.
Sarah Jane married Enos.
Lucy (of Edward) remained single so far as is known.
Ellen married Mr. Ashbrook.
Benjamin (of Thomas) married Polly Dinsmore. Their children were Mary Anne, J. Harvey, Elizabeth Jane, Thomas, William and Ackison.
James (of Thomas) married Lucretia Nuce. Their children were George, Oliver, Alonzo, James, Frank, Thomas, Leoline, Jefferson, and Willis.
Thomas (of Thomas) married Casey Pettit. Their children were Hughes, Jan, Hannah Ann.
Hester Jane remains single.
Will of Thomas Durbin
Orphan Court Docket June Term 1844 pg. 267 (no book #) Durbin Thomas, Dec'd. Rule on Adm(sic)rit of And now June 12th 1844 Rule on James Hughes and Benjamin Durbin, Administrators of Thomas Durbin, deceased to settle their Account of the Administration of said Estate on or before the first day of September Term___ Exit R. June 18 - 1844. July 10-1844. Served on Admrs Says Shiff B. $200WB3 No. 1635 Will of } In the name of God, amen, I, Thomas Durbin of Richhill Township, Thomas Durbin } Greene County, Pennsylvania, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and declare This to by my last will and testament herby revoking any former will by me made. FIRST - To my sons, Benjamin and James Durbin, I have already given sixty acres of land each, for which they have Deeds and the land so given and conveyed is to be in full any share or laim in or upon myestate. SECOND - To my son, Thomas H. Durbin, I give and bequeath the residue of my real estate being my home place containing about one hundred and ten acrestogether with all my personal property of whatever kind and description subject however to the following payments and conditions: 1. He is to give my daughter Hester Jane Durbin a cow immideately after my death. 2. He is to pay my daughters Mary Durbin, Lucinda Rayle and Isabella Pettit forty dollars each. The one he thinks to be the neediest is to be paid first in one year after my decease, and then another is to be paid in two years, and the third in three years, leaving it to them to determine which of the remaining two is to be paid first. 3. He is to provide my daughter Hester Jane Durbin a home, so long as she sees proper to live with him, and also pay to her the interest on the sum of two hundred dollars during her life - which interest is to be paid to her annually commencing in four years from my death. In case that the interest upon the two hundred dollars will not suffice to keep Hester Jane in cloths and other nessaries, then it is my wish and directions that Thomas shall pay more - untill the two hundred dollars shall be used up, and I wish that sum to go as far as it can towards keeping her. Whatever remains of the two hundred Dollars at the death of Hester Jane, is to belong to my son, Thomas H. Durbin. I hereby appoint Thomas H. Durbin, Executor of this my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal the day of 1st March A.D. 1855.
Thomas X Durbin
Witnesses James Hughs, Stephen Durbin