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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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Durham County Commissioners approve revised Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit cost-sharing agreement – MassTransitMag.com (press release) (registration) (blog)


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Durham County Commissioners approve revised Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit cost-sharing agreement
MassTransitMag.com (press release) (registration) (blog)
The 17.7-mile light-rail line would link 18 stations between UNC Hospitals and N.C. Central University. Six stations would be in Chapel Hill (three in Orange County on UNC land) and 12 in the city of Durham. The Durham County commissioners' vote was
Durham-Orange light rail plan approvedInternational Railway Journal
Durham commissioners advance light rail; Orange County next | The …Durham Herald Sun

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Durham deputy honored for heroism in rescuing two drowning girls … – News & Observer


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Durham deputy honored for heroism in rescuing two drowning girls …
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The North Carolina National Guard has recognized Durham County Deputy David Earp for his heroism while responding to an emergency call involving two …

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New report highlights challenges facing Durham County’s young children – WNCN


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New report highlights challenges facing Durham County's young children
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… success that she says Transylvania County in North Carolina has seen. According to Reckhow, Transylvania is the first county in North Carolina to monitor what is going on with young children and their families in this fashion; Durham County is the

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DSS director, moving on, notes ‘change is often bittersweet’ – Durham Herald Sun


Durham Herald Sun
DSS director, moving on, notes 'change is often bittersweet'
Durham Herald Sun
Our many successes include the implementation of the state's NC FAST computer system which processes public assistance benefits. Together with Durham County's Information Systems and Technology Department, we developed a mobile application that …




Durham woman charged with throwing lighter fluid on son’s teacher … – WRAL.com


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Durham woman charged with throwing lighter fluid on son's teacher …
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A Durham woman was arrested after throwing lighter fluid on a woman at Eno Valley Elementary School and threatening to burn the building down, according to …

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Orange County commissioners vote to keep light-rail plan on track – News & Observer


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Orange County commissioners vote to keep light-rail plan on track
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The commissioners also voted 5-2 to approve a new cost-sharing agreement with Durham County for the $3.3 billion light-rail project. The 17.7-mile rail line, if fully funded, would link 18 stations between UNC Hospitals and N.C. Central University. Six
Durham Officials Approve Light Rail Transit Plans | Mass TransitMassTransitMag.com (press release) (registration) (blog)
Orange County board endorses light rail planWNCN

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