My grandfather (Estus Elmer Durden Sr.) researched the Durden Family History and compiled the results in a book / folder for me prior to his death in 1964. Alot of what I've read here matches his research, I have transcribed his research to digits. Anyone that is interested may have copy of this research. It traces the Durdens (through my line of the family) back to around 1066AD. This research may help answer some questions, it will have holes in it I sure, which some of you maybe able to fill in. If you wish to get a copy of what I have, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are pictures in the orginial copy, if anyone wants to know of whom the pictures are of just ask.