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Samuel Durbin
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Birth: Jul. 22, 1782
Fredericktown
Knox County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1822
Fredericktown
Knox County
Ohio, USA

"Samuel Durbin, Frederickstown, deceased, was born in Pennsylvania about the year 1780 and married Rebecca Collins, who was born in 1783. They had the following children, viz; John, Thomas, Elizabeth, Clemency, James, Sara, Charity, Margaret and Samuel. He came to Fairfield county, Ohio at a very early day and afterwards to Morris township, Knox county, Ohio in 1808. He was the fourth settler in this township and cut his road from Mt. Vernon and cleared and improved the farm, later owned by James Clarke and Marion Smith (now the Grant farm)in this township. Samuel Durbin was of Scotch decent born in Maryland. His wife Rebecca was born in Maryland of Dutch decent. Mr. Durbin died April 22, 1822." History of Knox County, page 65.

According to his biography in Hill's History of Knox County, Samuel was the 4th settler in Morris Township.
Samuel had a sister who married Jonathan Collins of Fairfield Co, OH (named executor of Samuel's will). Not yet included in this data., Text: Biography of Samuel Durbin; p 657 Text: p 476

In his will he requested that a brick house be built from the materials provided. These were bricks which he had made himself on his farm. He is buried in a family plot on what was then his land. Some neighbors are also buried there.
His parents names are on his tombstone. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas William Durbin (1755 - 1826)
  Clemency Litten Durbin (1759 - 1826)
 
 Spouse:
  Rebecca Collins Durbin (1783 - 1852)*
 
 Children:
  John Durbin (1807 - 1886)*
  Thomas Durbin (1809 - 1892)*
  James Durbin (1812 - 1889)*
  Sarah Durbin Irwin (1813 - 1881)*
  Charity Durbin Scoles (1817 - 1847)*
  Margaret Durbin Braddock (1819 - 1898)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Durbin (1782 - 1822)
  Avarilla Durbin Casper (1789 - 1862)*
  Scott H Durbin (1791 - 1863)*
  Elizabeth McDowell (1793 - 1831)*
  John Durbin (1794 - 1897)*
  Thomas Durbin (1795 - 1847)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Durbin Cemetery
Fredericktown
Knox County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Fred Hoefer
Record added: Apr 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89316513
Samuel Durbin
Added by: Fred Hoefer
 
Samuel Durbin
Added by: Fred Hoefer
 
 
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 Added: Jul. 12, 2012
 
 
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