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Durand Book


Dr. John Durand of Derby, Connecticut

and His Family



Alvy Ray Smith



Newbury Street Press

New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)

Boston, Massachusetts


Reprinted 2007. Available from

Cover: Asher Brown Durand, Study from Nature, Stratton Notch, Vermont, 1857. Collection of The New-York Historical Society


Full Title: Dr. John Durand (1664-1727) of Derby, Connecticut: His Family Through Four Generations

Featuring the Branch of His Youngest Son, Ebenezer Durand, Through Ten Generations to 2003

All materials here covered by copyright 2003-2005, Alvy Ray Smith (except for the illustrations themselves, where copyright resides with the various contributors).

Even More Pictures not in the published book. See also Additions/Corrections for unpublished pictures.


Following is an excellent new image of Dr John Durand's gravestone in the Old Uptown Burying Ground, Derby, New Haven Co., Connecticut, courtesy  Marian K. O'Keefe, Curator of the Derby Historical Society. The inscription is easily read as "Here lyes y body of | Doc John Durand | Aged 60 years | Died March ye 25 | 1727." Received by the author on 20 June 2004.



Durand memorial windows in St. George's Episcopal Church in Maplewood, New Jersey, near the Durand-Hedden House. Photograph used by permission of the photographer, Larry Jameson. The inscriptions at the bottoms of the windows are, from left to right: "Asher B. Durand | Aug.21,1796 Sept.17,1886," "Erected By Helen T. Durand | In Loving Memory," "Frederic F. Durand | Aug. 23,1830 Oct.29,1903."



Jo Ann9 (Durand) Nelson, testing her trout lure products, Saturday Evening Post, 12 January 1946, page 23 (see person 479, page 426):


Original magazine from the collection of John Arthur10 Nelson Jr.

Many more photos in John Nelson's picture album of Jo Ann.



Jacob Antrim Timmons, left, and, presumably, his family. So the woman on the right would be Margaret Adela7 (Durand) Timmons (see person 418, page 407), and the woman in the center is thought to be her mother, Ida May (Higgins) Durand (see person 318, page 356). Assuming that the children are those of Jacob and Margaret, then the three in back, left to right, would be Susan Ida8 Timmons, Leonard Olney8 Timmons, and Mary Irene8 Timmons, and the two in front, left to right, Jacob Ernest8 Timmons, and Fredrick Antrim8 Timmons (see persons 458-62, pages 409-10). The youngest, Jacob Ernest, was born in 1904, so this photograph appears to have been taken about 1912 or so, when Ida would have been 59 and her husband George W.6 Durand would have still been alive (perhaps taking the photo).


Jacob Antrim Timmons Family From the collection of Patrick10 Timmons

Jacob Antrim Timmons, 1941, aged 76, portraying Buffalo Bill (see person 418, page 407):

Jacob Antrim Timmons 1941 From the collection of Patrick10 Timmons



Gravestone for Orange5 Durand and his wife Lydia Jane Bell (see person 307, page 334), Sakatah Cemetery, Waterville Township, LeSueur County, Minnesota:


Orange and Jane Durand Grave From the collection of Leanne Rose8 Reynolds Untulis



Gravestone for Ray6 and Helene Reynolds (see person 399, page 346), Sakatah Cemetery:


From the collection of Leanne Rose8 Reynolds Untulis


Statement of John Durand, chirurgeon, 15 Nov 1716, New Haven, Conn., after examing the body of Thomas Sperry who was murdered by Ebenezer Allen:


Contributed by Sandra Hewlett



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