|Birth: ||Apr. 30, 1847|
Nova Scotia, Canada
|Death: ||May 6, 1925|
New York, USA
"Rev. Jacob H. Durkee, was born of Free Baptist parents in Yarmouth Co. Nova Scotia. April 30, 1847. He was converted when about nineteen years of age, and soon entered the New Hampton Institution, N.H., graduating in 1871. Subsequently, he studied about a year in the theological department of Bates College [Maine].
He was ordained a Free Baptist minister at Meredith, N.H., Sept. 28, 1871; a properous pastorate at that place followed. Later he gathered the Free Baptist church of Halifax, N.S., which secured a house of worship under his labors. After supplying the New Market, N.H,, church for a season he went to New York in 1877, where his four years labor at Phoenix and three at Pike resulted in materially strengthening these churches. He also aided in organizing the Bliss church. In 1884, under direction of the Central Ass'n., he opened a mission at Batavia (NY) which is growing into permanence. Brother Darkee has occupied a prominent position in the Central Association, serving as its corresponding secretary and on its board of trustees." ---from "Free Baptist Cyclopedia," pub. 1889, by Burgess and Ward.
some info from census, and Family Trees, and the Riverside Cemetery list of interments.
He was married to Susan Teresa Douglas in 1875. In 1880 Pike Co. NY census, they had a child, Harrow H., 8mo.
His parents are shown on Family Tree(s) as:
Joseph James Durkee,b.1807 and Susannah (Hilton) Durkee, b. 1812.
1920 Rochester NY census shows he was 73 yrs of age and spouse, "Teresa."
Susan Teresa Douglas Durkee (1840 - 1927)
New York, USA
Plot: Sect. M.
Created by: wvy
Record added: May 18, 2013
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Added: May. 18, 2013