I am looking for help with my family history. I recently found out that five generations ago in my family, John Nelson Durham, changed his last name to Derham during the CIvil War. John Nelson Derham was fighting with the Union in the PA 9th Calvary. He changed the last name to not be associated with another John Durham fighting for the Confederate Army. I have found John Nelson Durham's father and mother, Jacob Durham 1805 and Elizabeth (Allen) Durham 1807. They were Married in VA in 1829.
If anyone has any further information about these gentlemen, I would appreciate the help. Any info would be helpful. I have reached a stone wall in my research.
The descendants down from John Nelson Durham are: John Randolph Derham Gerald Boynton Derham Gerald Kenneth Derham Eric Stephen Derham Kenneth Stephen Derham