Nathaniel was probably the eldest son of Thomas and Elizabeth Durkee, probably born about 1701.
Nathan[ie]ll Durkee was married to Mary Baker in Windham, Connecticut, on 21 August 1727. The Durkee newsletter gave the date of marriage as 11 August 1727.
He and his family moved to Woodbury, Connecticut, c. 1737. 
Captain Nathaniel Durkee made his will at Woodbury, Connecticut on 21 February 1760. It was proved on 26 March 1760 (indicating that he died between these two dates). In the will he stated that he had distributed his real estate to his children. Heirs to his personal estate named in the will were his wife Mary Durkee and sons Jedidiah Durkee and Timothy Durkee. After his death, his son Nathan Durkee, a minor, chose his brother Jedidiah to be his guardian.
Note on Name
The surname Durkee is also found as Durke, Durgee, Durge, Durgey, Dirke, Dorkee, Duke, and Durkey.
↑ 2.02.1 Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Windham, page 80. Also available by searching at Ancestry.com in the database Connecticut, U.S., Town Marriage Records, pre-1870, (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.