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Robert Witherspoon "Bob" DuRant
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1828
Sumter County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 25, 1900
Sumter
Sumter County
South Carolina, USA

Robert W. DuRant died in the city of Sumter, S.C., Oct. 25, 1900, in the seventy-third year of his age.

He was married in 1847 to Miss Isabella M. Fullerton, who preceeded him to the grave three years ago.

Brother DuRant was a man of sterling integrity. His honesty was known of all men. In all his transactions he had had the fear of God before his eyes. If "an honest man is the noblest work of God," then he was truly one of God's noblemen. The imperial purple of truth was wrapped around his life.

In the Civil War he was a soldier that feared no foe. The tramp of the enemy thrilled him--to advance. If needs be, he would follow the flag to the last ditch, and if the flag went down he would go down with the flag. The blood that coursed in his veins was the blue blood of the hero.

In early life he united his heart and life with the Methodist Church. This vow to him, was forever sacred. He was a man after John Wesley's heart. Others might find fault and complain. He was too busy pushing forward the kingdom of God to be guilty of finding fault or complaining.

When I first joined the church it was Robert W. DuRant who took me by the hand and said, "I am glad you have taken this stand. I feel certain, though you are but a boy, you will never surrender." These words reveal the spirit of the man. His last years were years of suffering and deep agony. Nothing daunted he pressed on towards eternal victory. He has now passed through the coronation scene. those "whom God crowns remain kings forever." He has been crowned by God. He is a king forever.
J. Thos. Pate

--Southern Christian Advocate, Jan. 30, 1901, Volume 64, No. 30, page 15, col. 2 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  David DuRant (1794 - 1840)
  Matilda Witherspoon DuRant (1798 - 1870)
 
 Spouse:
  Isabella Margaret Fullerton DuRant (1828 - 1897)
 
 Children:
  Mary Adriana DuRant Barrett (1848 - 1905)*
  Lucius Bellenger DuRant (1850 - 1913)*
  Idella Parthenia DuRant Mellett (1852 - 1943)*
  Harriet M. Durant Webb (1857 - 1914)*
  Joseph Henry DuRant (1860 - 1930)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Oliver DuRant (1817 - 1886)*
  Selina Elizabeth DuRant (1823 - 1842)*
  Robert Witherspoon DuRant (1828 - 1900)
  Sidney Porter DuRant (1830 - 1903)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sumter Cemetery
Sumter
Sumter County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Bryson Bailey
Record added: Feb 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65142769
Robert Witherspoon Bob DuRant
Added by: Bryson Bailey
 
Robert Witherspoon Bob DuRant
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Robert Witherspoon Bob DuRant
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