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Durbin- Logsdon Family Study

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List of People or pages in Durbin Name Study
List of People or pages in Logsdon Name Study

Part of the Durbin Name Study


Description & Purpose

This is a One Name Study for Two Names to collect together in one place everything about these surnames and the variants of that name. The Durbins and Logsdons have intermarried so often, that they have almost become one.. Most resources for one will include the other.

The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. Please contact the project leader, add categories to your profiles, add your questions to the bulletin board, add details of your name research, etc.


  • Durbin and Logsdon genealogy with related families, 1626-1991 / compiled by Betty Jewell Durbin Carson. ISBN: 155613729X (v. 2), 1556134916 (v. 1) [1] [2] [3]
  • DURBIN-LOGSDON SETTLEMENT DOWN IN CHRISTIAN COUNTY Article taken from Decatur Daily Review, Monday Evening, June 10, 1912 [4]
  • Western Maryland History List of settlers located in 1788 upon the lands lying in Maryland west of Fort Cumberland [5]
  • Durbin families of Maryland : 1. John Durbin Sr., Harford County, 2. Samuel Durbin, Carroll County [6]
  • Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties
  • [The Logsdon family] : genealogical sketches and anecdotes of early pioneers [7]
  • ENDRESS roots and branches [8]
  • Durbin dictionary : a record of the Durbins until 1900s by Kerry William Bate [9]
  • Sunfish Edmondson County Kentucky by James H Simon [10]
  • Honor O'Flynn by James Bailey, ISBN: 1470179466, a novel based on Honor O'Flynn & William Logsdon [11]
  • Norton family history [12]
  • Durbin History Bill Durbin, another researcher of the Durbin line, has donated some of his work for the site [13]
  • McKenzies of Early Maryland [15]
  • Durbin Find A Grave search [16]
  • Logsdon Find A Grave search [17]
  • Koch, Richard T., and Phyllis I. Davidson. St. Luke's Records, 1829-early 1900's: Danville, Knox County, Ohio. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 2001. [18] (NOTE: only a preview of this book is available at google books.)
  • The Biographical record of Knox County, Ohio: to which is added an elaborate compendium of national biography. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Co., 1902.[19]
  • Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1966 (many Durbins listed) Search here.
  • Ohio Men During WWI citation:Ohio soldiers, sailors and marines in the World War. The official roster vols 1-23. Vol.___ Columbus, OH: F.J. Heer Print. Co., 1926.

Other Links - MAY NOT BE SOURCED, no guarantee of accuracy

  • Genealogess, Family history focused on the surnames: Crowe, Claypool, Wall, Logsdon, Cathcart, Coombs/Combs. [21]
  • Murraygenealogypages genealogy of the Murray and related families [22]
  • Yates and Others 2 [23]
  • Ancestorology [24]
  • Our family History [25]
  • Tribal Pages, Durbin [26]
  • Genealogy Report: Descendants of Thomas Durbin [27]
  • Re: Durbins of SW Missouri from Illinois [28]
  • The Lager Diebolt Rausch Laub Genealogy Page [29]
  • Dowling Family Genealogy RootsWeb

Durbin Groups

  • Durbin Ancestry on Facebook [30]

Links to Records

  • Will of Frederich TANEY (1823) Frederick County, Maryland, mentioning William & Nicholas Durbin [31]
  • DURBIN MERCANTILE COMPANY. Pocahontas County, West Virginia; manuscript collections in the Marshall University Special Collections department [32]



  • Kentucky, County Marriages, 1783-1965 Ancestry.com 2016. 29 Dec 1798 Elishea Logsdon & Susanna Baker, Nicholas Durbin & Margaret Brown, Eligi Bradley & Mary Logsdon, John Logsdon & Susana Durbin [33]



If you would like to identify the State in the Category on the profile, Insert the name of the state where it says State in the template below. Paste this into the profile above the Bio. After you save, Check the bio. If the category is red, send me the profile ID and I will update the category. Tanya

Birth Name Durbin Profiles
{{One Name Study | name = Durbin| category = State, Durbin Name Study}}
Spouses, Children, or to add a second state after template above is used
[[category:State, Durbins]]

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Tanya, I have begun renaming the place categories and deleting old ones. It's going to take awhile.

As per what Liz said, below. Place, Durbin Name Study.

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Future categories should follow One Name Study convention - Place, Durbin Name Study

Don't redo all you've done, but going forward, use "Durbin Name Study" instead of "Durbins".

See Categorization on the ONS project page.


posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Tanya, I've been thinking of how to categorize the rest of the world's Durbins? By Country? Thoughts?

Like: England, Durbin Name Study; Australia, Durbin Name Study.

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
I began to add Logsdons in their own categories. If you don't agree with this, let me know. First example: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Logsdon-1169.

It's a way to keep the families in our name study separated for research purposes. Like I said, up for discussion.

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
When we get organized we can add blood line categories, like decentants of (name) I am doing this now for the Skinners. Here is an example Edward Eratus Brewster
I gave them their own Title with disclaimer.
Those resources at the bottom of the list are a nice reference in that names are there, but many of them are not sourced with any records. I would be sure to have other records to back up anything claimed in these sources.
posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Worked on some this morning. Will resume later. Tanya, don't try to do this all yourself! :-)
posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
got it. adding Durbin Name Study