14 May 2009

Julia Kendrick Dure Part of a Historical Southern Family

Julia Kendrick Dure (1836-1929) was laid to rest in the Cabiness Ridge section of Rose Hill Cemetery, next to her husband in the DURE Family Plot.

Julia, born 16 September 1836 in Wilkes County, Georgia, was the daughter of John Bull Kendrick and Sarah Ann Powell. On the 22nd of December 1857, Julia married George Augustus Dure in Hancock County, Georgia. Julia and George had nine children. Three of them died young, and Julia was at the bedside of George Powell Dure, her eldest son, when he passed away in 1902. Six years later, Julia buried her husband of fifty years.

Julia and George spent most of their lives together in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. They did spend some time in Brunswick, Georgia, as they are found there in the 1870 US Federal census. Oftentimes, other family members would be listed with Julia and George in the census entries. This shows a close-knit family with an always welcoming parents' household.

Julia died in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia on the 5th of January 1929.

The Kendrick family is profiled in John Bennett Boddie's book,
Historical Southern Families, Volume I
(1957), on pages 136 and 137:

John Bull Kendrick, son of Jones and Susan (Bull) Kendrick, was b. 22 July 1812 in Wilkes County, GA, and d. after 1880, probably in Columbia County, GA, where he was living with his son Zachariah in that year. John Bull Kendrick married (1) 23 June 1831 in Wilkes County, GA Sarah Ann Powell (b. 4 July 1818, d. 24 November 1844 in Wilkes County), daughter of his stepmother, Nancy M. Kendrick, by her second husband, Nelson Powell. John B. Kendrick married (2) about 1848 his second cousin, Mrs. Sarah Maria (Harrison) Patton, daughter of William and Susan (Kendrick) Harrison and granddaughter of Benjamin Kendrick, his uncle. By her he had one son, William Harrison Kendrick, b. 1849, killed by lightning while on his wedding trip at age 22. After the second marriage John B. Kendrick married (3) Charlotte Wright of Union Springs, AL; (4) a lady in Mobile, AL, by whom he had one daughter who married Mr. Dandy; and (5) he married again in New Orleans. It has been reported the daughter born of the 4th marriage was named Lilias. The children of John B. Kendrick by his first wife Sarah Ann Powell, were:

I. Zachariah Kendrick, b. 1832, living in Columbia County, GA in census of 1880, with wife Amanda (b. 1838), and children: Ora (b. 1859), Cephas (b. 1862), Phoison (b. 1865), James (b. 1866), Georgia (b. 1871), and Allison (b. 1874).
II. Cornelia Kendrick, b. about 1833, married as his 1st wife Capt. George Augustus Dure, no issue.
III. Julia Kendrick, b. 1835-6, d. 1929 Macon, GA, married 22 December 1857 as his 2nd wife Capt. George Augustus Dure (b. 1832 Savannah, GA, d. 1908 Macon, GA); issue:
----1. Cornelia Dure
----2. Anna Dure m. Frank Coburn
----3. George Powell Dure
----4. Emma Dure
----5. Lily Dure
----6. Leon Sebring Dure, b. 8 October 1874 in Brunswick, GA, d. 10 January 1948 Macon, GA, m. 26 Jul 1906 Kathleen McGregor (b. 6 Jun 1886), and had 2 children:
---------(1) Leon Sebring Dure, Jr., Major, 2nd World War, Burma Theatre, Bronze Star, b. 27 Jun 1907 Macon, m. 15 Jan 1928 Katherine MacKean (b. 1 May 1908 Macon), and has 2 sons: (a) Leon Sebring Dure, III, and (b) Kendrick Dure, b. 7 Aug 1938 Richmond, VA; and
---------(2) Mary Dure, b. 3 Apr 1909 Macon, GA, m. 15 Jun 1925 Buford Sanford Birdsey (Lt. U.S.N., 2nd World War, citation, b. 1 May 1906 Macon), and has one son, Buford Sanford Birdsey, Jr.
----7. William Dure d. young
----8. Julia Dure d. young
----9. Jasper Dure d. young
IV. Ann Marshall Kendrick, b. 1838 Wilkes County, GA, d.s.p.
V. Lucius Franklin Kendrick, b. 1841, living in Columbia County, GA, census of 1880, served in Confederate Army and lost an arm, married about 1870 Mary Elizabeth Marshall and had issue:
----1. John P. Kendrick, b. 1872
----2. Naomi A. Kendrick, b. 1875
----3. Leila B. Kendrick, b. 1877
----4. Martha Ray Kendrick, b. 1879
----5. Julia Kendrick m. Mr. Luck and lived at Grovetown, GA
VI. Susan Kendrick, b. 15 Nov 1844, died at birth, buried with mother.

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