Zilpha Durden

16 November 1784–1870 (Age 85)
Granville, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Zilpha

When Zilpha Durden was born on 16 November 1784, in Granville, North Carolina, United States, her father, Jacob Durden, was 29 and her mother, Mary Ann Hilliard, was 19. She married Joshua Rountree about 1803, in Montgomery, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Montgomery, Georgia, United States in 1805. She died in 1870, in Emanuel, Georgia, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Emanuel, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Rountree
Zilpha Durden
Marriage: about 1803
Mary Rountree
Sarah Rountree
John Rountree
Zilpha Rountree
William Rountree
Manning Rountree
Eady Rountree
Pheraby Rountree
Lucinda Rountree
Roxanne Rountree

Spouse and Children

about 1803
Montgomery, Georgia, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 5

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.

Age 24

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English:1. variant of Dearden . 2. nickname from Old French dur ‘hard’ + dent ‘tooth’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Zilpha Rountree, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Zilpha Rountree in household of Joshua R Rountree, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Zilphy Rountree in household of Joshua Rountree, "United States Census, 1850"

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