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The county was formed in 1881 from parts of Orange County and Wake County, taking the name of its own county seat. In 1911 Cedar Fork Township of Wake County was transferred to Durham County and became Carr Township. Source Wikipedia

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BarbaraLeeWest on “William Lafayette BARBER”

William Lafayette Barber was the son of RICHARD LAFAYETTE BARBER, Born 1849 in Madison County, Tennessee and OLIVE BEAVERS, daughter of Francis I. Beavers and Harriett R.

Marriages:
J. K. P. BARBER married L. J. Oliver on 15 Mar 1876 Madison, TN
R. L. BARBER married H. C. Oliver on 29 Feb. 1876 Madison, TN (Katie Oliver?)
J. A. BARBER married C.M. Carter 27 Oct. 1875 in Weakley, TN (I don’t know if this is Joel)
R. L. BARBER married Olive Beaver on 18 Aug. 1888 in Craighead Co., Ark.

1880 Census Craighead Co., Jonesboro, Twp. Ark., family 396D
John Franklin Barber age 32 b. TN
Jennie (Donal/Dornal/Donald) Barber age 19 b. TN
Susan Barber age 1b. AR (Susan died as an infant)

1860 Cenus Craighead County, Arkansas
R. L. Barber (Richard Lafayette Barber) age 30 b. TN
Katie Barber age 23 b. TN (H. C. Oliver)
Lena Barber age 3

Col. Stephen’s Regiment, CSA
Capt. Newsom’s Company
W. H. Barber, 4th Corp.
G. W. Barber, Private
>From the Newspaper, “The West Tennessee Whig” Vol. 19, No. 23 of Friday, June 7, 1861.

1850 Census Madison Co. Dist. 17 TN Page 712, Family 933
BARBER, John age 35 b. 1815 NC
BARBER, Mary age 35 b. 1815 TN
Children:
1. William H. age 16 b. 1834 (all children b. TN)
2. George W. age 14 b. 1836
3. Mary A. age 12 b. 1838
4. Joel A. age 9 b. 1841
5. James K.P. age 6 b. 1844
6. John Franklin age 3 b. Sept. 15, 1847
7. Richard Lafayette age 6 mo. b. 1849

1860 Census, Madison Co. Dist 1 TN, Mt. Pison PO, Page 392, Family 420 adds:
8. Sallie age 7 b. 1853 TN


Durham County, NC at Genforum

Cities and Towns of Durham County

Bahama
Duke
Duke University
Durham (County Seat)
Eno Valley
North Durham
Research Triangle Park
Rougemont
Shannon Plaza

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8 now face charges in toppling of Confederate statue in Durham – Durham Herald Sun


Durham Herald Sun
8 now face charges in toppling of Confederate statue in Durham
Durham Herald Sun
Thompson, who was arrested Tuesday, is a member of Workers World Party and a student at N.C. Central University. She climbed a ladder leaning against the Durham County monument Monday night, and slipped a yellow strap over the brass Confederate …
Woman charged with felonies in toppling of Confederate statue in North Carolina, sheriff saysWashington Post
Watch Durham County Protesters Topple Confederate Statue After CharlottesvilleRollingStone.com
Seven arrested in toppling of Confederate statue in North CarolinaCNN
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4 Surrender in Toppling of Confederate Statue in North Carolina – New York Times


New York Times
4 Surrender in Toppling of Confederate Statue in North Carolina
New York Times
All eight arrested protesters face felony charges of participation in a riot and inciting others to riot, as well as misdemeanor charges of property damage and defacing a public monument, a spokeswoman for the Durham County Sheriff's Department, Tamara …
Protesters pack Durham courthouse as more vandalism surfacesThe Denver Post
Vandals strike statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Duke UniversityDurham Herald Sun
Statue at Duke Chapel DefacedDuke Today

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Durham resident: People ‘shouldn’t be afraid’ to visit after recent protests – WRAL.com


WRAL.com
Durham resident: People 'shouldn't be afraid' to visit after recent protests
WRAL.com
Durham County, N.C. — Every county in the Triangle saw an uptick in tourism dollars last year, but Durham outpaced them all with a 6.6 percent increase. Local leaders are now afraid recent protests could have a negative impact on that success. The

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Durham sheriff’s office warns those who would protest: Abide by the law – WRAL.com


WRAL.com
Durham sheriff's office warns those who would protest: Abide by the law
WRAL.com
Durham, N.C. — Amid rumors that white supremacist groups plan to demonstrate in Durham, the Durham County Sheriff's Office on Friday issued a statement reminding citizens that protests require a legal permit and any demonstrators must abide by the law.




2 days after Charlottesville, Orange County Schools bans the Confederate flag – Durham Herald Sun


Durham Herald Sun
2 days after Charlottesville, Orange County Schools bans the Confederate flag
Durham Herald Sun
Facing local criticism and moved by the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Orange County school board unanimously adopted a new student dress code Monday night that bans the Confederate flag, Ku Klux Klan symbols and clothing and swastikas from …

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Video: Demonstrators Pull Down the Confederate Monument in Front of Durham County Building – The Independent Weekly


The Independent Weekly
Video: Demonstrators Pull Down the Confederate Monument in Front of Durham County Building
The Independent Weekly
More info to come, but INDY staff writer Sarah Willets reports that leftist demonstrators have pulled down the Confederate Monument on Main Street in downtown Durham in protest of the events in Charlottesville. Under a state law passed in 2015, local …

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