Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Levi Durrah

Levi Durrah
Oct. 15, 1872
July 20, 1926
Buried in Smithland Cemetery, Smithland, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 2 August 2013.
According to his death certificate, Levi Durrah, a "Negro," was a common laborer and the son of Nathan Durrah and Sarah Jones. Giving information for the death certificate was Carrie Webb, who was a sister to Levi Durrah. Marriage records show that Nathan Durrah and Sarah Jones married in Smithland  25 November 1869. Nathan was a deacon in the Colored Baptist Church in Smithland in 1880.
Levi Durrah enlisted for the draft for World War I. His birthdate on his draft enlistment is shown as 16 October 1874 and his nearest relative was Carrie Webb of Smithland.
The 1910 Livingston County, Kentucky census shows Levi Dure [sic] living in a household headed by his mother, Sarah.  By 1920, Levi was the head of household. Living with him were his brother, George, and Levi's son, Roy, age 12. According to the death certificate of Roy Durrah, his mother was Inez Holland.
Published 22 October 2013, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,  http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/ 

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