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Mahala Durham Abshear
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Birth: Jan. 13, 1828
Death: Sep. 12, 1916

alternate spelling: Mahala Durham Absher
*Married Litle/Lytle Absher 13 August 1846 in Sumner Co, TN

Mrs. Mahala Absher, aged 88 years and 8 months, died Tuesday night, September 12, at 9 o'clock at the home of her son, Mr. L. A. Absher, in North Portland. The burial took place in the Durham Cemetery near Nubia Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Funeral services were held at the grave conducted by Rev. S. C. Pressnell, pastor of the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends. Before her marriage to Lytle Absher, who preceded her in death some years ago, she was Miss Mahala Durham. To this union nine children were born, all of whom survive her and are as follows: Mesdames Delia Street, Lydia and Dollie Denning of near Brackintown, and Isabelle Clark of White Bluff, Tenn., Messrs.: Robert Absher of Brackentown, Marion Absher of West Frankfort, Ill., George Absher of Texas, L. A. Absher of Portland and Dr. J. R. Absher of Poss, Okla.; also two brothers: Messrs. John Durham of Franklin, Ky., and George Durham of Nubia. 
Family links: 
  James Durham (1786 - 1856)
  Lydia Gillespie Durham (1796 - 1880)
  Litle Abshere (1823 - 1888)*
  Mary R. Delia Absher Street (1847 - 1919)*
  Lydia Frances Absher Denning (1852 - 1933)*
  William Madison Absher (1854 - 1928)*
  Mahaley Absher Denning (1863 - 1946)*
  Lytle Asbury Absher (1865 - 1949)*
  Margaret Isabell Absher Clark (1869 - 1953)*
  Mahala Durham Abshear (1828 - 1916)
  George J. Durham (1835 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Her happy soul
has winged its way
To one pure bright
eternal day

Durham Cemetery
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: OBXr
Record added: Sep 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58940537
Mahala <i>Durham</i> Abshear
Added by: OBXr
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Mahala Durham Absher is my great, great grandmother*
- Evelyn Absher
 Added: Mar. 19, 2014
Mahala A. [Durham] Abshear is my maternal 2nd great grand aunt.
- Max Berthelson
 Added: Aug. 31, 2011

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