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John Durrant

John Durrant

Male 1837 - 1914  (77 years)

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  • Name John Durrant 
    Born 8 Apr 1837  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 27 Aug 1870  American Fork, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1870

    Utah, Utah Territory, American Fork, 27 Aug 1870, page 25, Dwelling 186, Family 177

    John Durrant, 32, brewer. Jannina, 32, keeping house. Elizabeth, 17, at home. Value of real estate is $1,000; personal property $200. All were born in England. Next door to Johanna Robinson; William and Ellen Jackson. Two door down is Kezia Keys, 22 (later to be John's 3rd wife). 
    Age: 32 
    Census 1 Jun 1880  American Fork, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1880

    Utah, Utah, American Fork, 1 and 2 Jun 1880, SD 136, ED 88, page 2, Jackson Street, Dwelling 31, Family 31

    John Durrant, 43. Jemimia, wife 43. Elizabeth, wife 26. Children: William A., son 9; John E., son 7; Lorenzo, son 4; Mary, daughter 1. William and John are attending school. John is a laborer. John and his wives were born in England; the children in Utah. Next door to Joseph and Mary Wild.

    Note: Ancestry transcription incorrectly lists 3 additional children as theirs. Annotations on the census document for Mary and Joseph Wild state that their children are listed on the next page under the Durrant children. 
    Age: 43 
    Died 6 May 1914  American Fork, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 9 May 1914  American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    John Durrant (1837 - 1914) - Find A Grave
    John Durrant (1837 - 1914) - Find A Grave
    Death Certificate 31 May 1914  American Fork, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Death Certificate 151 
    Age: 77 
    Cause: Cystitis; old age contributory 
    Death Certificate for John Durrant, 1837-1914
    Death Certificate for John Durrant, 1837-1914
    Person ID I3013  clanSoren
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2014 

    Family 1 Jemima Henson,   b. 2 Aug 1836, Deans Hancer, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1904  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Type: Plural wives 
    Notes 
    • According to the Territorial Case Files of the U.S. District Courts of Utah 1870-1896, Publication M1401, Utah, Sep. 1886, Case Number 661, John Durrant Defendent, John Durrant was considered a Polygamist.

      In the case against him, he was accused, arrested and indicted for unlawful cohabitation in which he pleaded not guilty. The witnesses examined for the Grand Jury include Jemima Durrant (first wife), Elizabeth J. Durrant (second wife), and Keziah Durrant (third wife). Also named in the case are the first born son of Jemima Durrant, John E. Durrant, and Wm. A. Durrant, the sond of the second wife.

      In the 1870 and 1880 census, John appears with both his first and second wife in American Fork, along with their children. His third wife appears in the 1880 census (reflected as married) living separately but also in American Fork.
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F1018  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth Jane Ginger,   b. 17 Sep 1854, Kings Langley, Herfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1932, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Type: Plural wives 
    Notes 
    • According to the Territorial Case Files of the U.S. District Courts of Utah 1870-1896, Publication M1401, Utah, Sep. 1886, Case Number 661, John Durrant Defendent, John Durrant was considered a Polygamist.

      In the case against him, he was accused, arrested and indicted for unlawful cohabitation in which he pleaded not guilty. The witnesses examined for the Grand Jury include Jemima Durrant (first wife), Elizabeth J. Durrant (second wife), and Keziah Durrant (third wife). Also named in the case are the first born son of Jemima Durrant, John E. Durrant, and Wm. A. Durrant, the sond of the second wife.

      In the 1870 and 1880 census, John appears with both his first and second wife in American Fork, along with their children. His third wife appears in the 1880 census (reflected as married) living separately but also in American Fork.
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F1019  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Kezia Keyes,   b. 16 Apr 1844, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1917, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Type: Plural wives 
    Notes 
    • According to the Territorial Case Files of the U.S. District Courts of Utah 1870-1896, Publication M1401, Utah, Sep. 1886, Case Number 661, John Durrant Defendent, John Durrant was considered a Polygamist.

      In the case against him, he was accused, arrested and indicted for unlawful cohabitation in which he pleaded not guilty. The witnesses examined for the Grand Jury include Jemima Durrant (first wife), Elizabeth J. Durrant (second wife), and Keziah Durrant (third wife). Also named in the case are the first born son of Jemima Durrant, John E. Durrant, and Wm. A. Durrant, the sond of the second wife.

      In the 1870 and 1880 census, John appears with both his first and second wife in American Fork, along with their children. His third wife appears in the 1880 census (reflected as married) living separately but also in American Fork.
    Children 
    Married: 1x01. Alice Ada Durrant,   b. 9 Feb 1868, American Fork, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1953, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +02. Arthur Joseph Durrant,   b. 13 Sep 1872, American Fork, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1949, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +03. John Henry Durrant,   b. 12 Jul 1875, American Fork, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1959, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +04. Tryphena Durrant,   b. 27 Jun 1879, American Fork, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1930, Pleasant View, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Married: 1x05. Sarah Durrant,   b. 18 Jun 1881, American Fork, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1955, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F1014  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S118] Utah Death Certificates (Series 81448), 1904 to 1965, Utah State Archives, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, (historyresearch.utah.gov), Death Certificate 151 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S103] 1870 United States Federal Census, 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d., (Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: ), Year: 1870; Census Place: American Fork, Utah, Utah Territory; Roll: M593_1612; Page: 192 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S85] 1880 United States Federal Census, Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C, (Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. ), Year: 1880; Census Place: American Fork, Utah, Utah; Roll: T9_1338; Family History Film: 1255338; Page: 277.3000; Enumeration District: 88 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S157] Findagrave.com, (Findagrave.com), Memorial 36889230 (Reliability: 3).