John J. ("Jack") Durham
Hamilton County, Texas
31 42.590' N 98 07.203' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of SH-218 and Francis Marion Road. The grave is in the Hamilton Cemetery which is located at the southern edge of a complex of cemeteries.
Text: Born in Larkinsville, Ala.; came to Coryell County, Tex., 1857, and Hamilton, 1860. Taught school here. Acquired much land; traded 200 cattle for C. C. Bumgartner's Store and Hotel. Helped found and direct Hamilton College, 1884-89. He was one of five men who each gave $5,000 for locating (1907) Stephenville North and South Texas Railway line through Hamilton. Married (1) Elizabeth McCutcheon, and (2) Mrs. Docia Mae Price Frost: was father of 17 children.