Durham, James Ware was born on February 20, 1875 in Hawertons, Virginia, United States. Son of William Franklin and Mary Adeline Durham.
Bachelor of Arts, Richmond (Virginia) College, 1900. Bachelor of Divinity, University of Chicago, 1904.
Ordained Baptist ministry, 1902. Pastor Pontiac, Illinois, 1904-1907, Bainbridge St. Church, Richmond, Virginia, 1908-1912, First Church, Roanoke, Virginia, 1913-1914, Calvary Church, Erie, Pennsylvania, since February 1, 1915. Director Foreign Mission Board of Southern Baptist Convention.
Trustee Woman’s College, Richmond, Virginia Address: 524 W. 10th St., Erie PA‡.
Married Janet Stuart Oldershaw, of Chicago, June 29, 1904.