Hello Ronda, No relation or connection.. I just clicked on your posting and decided to see if I could help. I spent several hours trying to find anything on your Durden's. I THINK I may have found your Durden's in the census. I have saved the census for 1900 and 1910< some is a little hard to read but I think that the Mattie L. in 1900 census is Martha L. In the 1910 census she is Lovania/Lovinia.
See census below.
I also found Lavinia in the census for 1920 and 1930for Harper.
Name: Rosser P Durdin [Rosar P Durdin] Home in 1900: Durdin, Morgan, Georgia Age: 1/12 Birth Date: Apr 1900 Birthplace: Georgia Race: White Gender: Male Relationship to Head of House: Son Father's Name: Crosby D. Father's Birthplace: Georgia Mother's Name: Willie Mother's Birthplace: Alabama Marital Status: Single Occupation: View on Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Crosby D. Durdin 43 Willie Durdin 38 Addie H Durdin 17 Florance E Durdin 14 Saphonie A Durdin 12 Fannie H Durdin 9 Willie D Durdin 4 #Mattie L Durdin born Oct 1897. Rosser P Durdin 1/12
=-=-=- Name: Lovania Burdon [Lovania Durdon] Age in 1910: 12 Estimated birth year: abt 1898 Birthplace: Georgia Relation to Head of House: Daughter Father's Name: Crosby D Father's Birth Place: Georgia Mother's Name: Willie Mother's Birth Place: Georgia Home in 1910: Atlanta Ward 6, Fulton, Georgia Marital Status: Single Race: White Gender: Female Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Crosby D Burdon 28 Willie Burdon 28 Hewlett Burdon 18 Dawsie Burdon 16 #Lovania Burdon 12 Rosser Burdon 10 Alva Parker 19 Mr. --- Mr Hamm 22 Rudolph Hamm 23 Alvin Standford 25 Melville Barnes 25 C Elbert Payne 22 Henry Whitely 23 Howard Singleton 30 Mrs. Viola Sharpe 53 Buelah Ellison 25
P.S. The family were living next door in 1900 to a Frank Durdin who I think was Crosby's brother. Frank had sisters Saphronie.born 1841. Lavinia born 1833.. Sarah born 1837.