Where did they go #1

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Where did they go #1


Starting a new series of people who have vanished. Today I’m writing about James Derham who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked for several different doctors. One in particular was Dr. Bob Love. He encouraged James to work as a nurse until he reached the age of 20.

He opened his medical practice in New Orleans around 1790 earning him an annual pay of more than $3,000.00. He met Dr. Benjamin Rush and Dr. Rush convinced him to move back to Philadelphia again where he became an expert in throat diseases. What you may not know about James Derham is that he was an African-American who disappeared in 1802. He simply vanished into thin air, never to be heard of again.

Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket. Ready for number 2, you’ll need to wait until tomorrow

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray Whitey Bulger was on the lam too... you know that story!!!  this guy was probably living the life!!!!!

Feb 03, 2018 04:00 AM #1
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Its always nice to remember and cherish people that crossed path you and suddently disappeared for good!!! With internet and social media its not that hard to trace them

Feb 03, 2018 04:01 AM #2
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray ,

I think it was easier to take off and vanish in earlier times. I'm with Sham Reddy "With Internet and social media its not that hard to trace them!"

Feb 03, 2018 04:23 AM #3
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, we will never know where he went, but my guess is that he retired to a beach in the Bahamas or something, haha.

Feb 03, 2018 04:55 AM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

$3,000 in income back then was a huge amount of money... probably a good $100,000 or more in today's dollars.

Feb 03, 2018 04:55 AM #5
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

He also had 10 siblings maybe they drove him crazy, lol.

Feb 03, 2018 04:56 AM #6
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Probably went West.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 03, 2018 05:02 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I like this series although it is scary. This one was sad.

Feb 03, 2018 05:02 AM #8
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. His disappearance sounds suspicious to me! Enjoy your day!

Feb 03, 2018 05:20 AM #9
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

I agree...today disappearing acts are not as common and harder to manage with technology raging throughout the world.

Feb 03, 2018 05:57 AM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - I guess as a successful doctor - you could go just about anywhere and pick up where you left off. 

Feb 03, 2018 06:08 AM #11
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Looks like one of those unsolved mystery shows we see on TV.

Feb 03, 2018 08:52 AM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This man may have vanished, but still remains for someone to remember him, the way you did.  A

Feb 03, 2018 12:56 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- I love a good mystery!  I'm going to like this series. 

Feb 03, 2018 04:04 PM #14
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I really think the series of blog posts will be important and exciting to read. Keep up the good work James Dray 

Feb 03, 2018 09:15 PM #15
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Interesting James Dray on this story.  Sometimes you have to wonder about people with lots of talent and they are gone and no one knows what happen to them.


Feb 04, 2018 10:02 AM #16
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

I'm very interested in this series you are starting. This post seems to be one of mystery. I wonder where he went and why. Thanks for sharing. 

Feb 05, 2018 07:25 PM #17
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