Home of Robert Graham Sr. - built in 1784 at Ft. Chiswell, Virginia
Graham families who paid taxes in Augusta County, Virginia March 22, 1790 and were recorded on the 1790 census were, John Graham, William Graham, and Robert Graham. The following day, March 23, 1790, Christopher Graham assessed his taxes. Christopher had more property than those whose property was recorded the previous day, which could indicate that he had lived longer, accumulated more property and was possibly the father of the Grahams mentioned earlier. There was still another Graham in Augusta County, who paid taxes three months later, June 12, 1790. His name was Thomas Graham. If you judge by how many slaves and how much stock each of the Grahams owned, Thomas Graham would have been wealthier than Christopher and the other three Grahams. Some speculate that Thomas Graham was the father of Christopher and the three sons of Christopher were John, William and Robert. I am not going to speculate, but will start out with Robert Graham Sr., who is traditionally presumed to be the son of William Graham. Robert is the known Graham to be the beginning of our family of Grahams.
William GRAHAM b. abt 1715
Children of William Graham
1. Robert Graham Sr. b. abt 1750 County Down, Ireland * More on Robert Graham Sr. 2. Margaret Graham b. County Down, Ireland Married:1781 . Spouse: Joseph Johnston * 3. Samuel Graham b. County Down, Ireland 4. Anne Graham b. County Down, Ireland
Note: from Notable Southern Families: Margaret Graham had emigrated from Ireland in 1770 with her brother, Robert Graham. They had settled in Southwestern Virginia near Wytheville, according to Dr. J. T. Graham, of Wytheville. The ten sons and daughters of Joseph and Margaret-Graham Johnston were born in York District, South Carolina. They lived on the Paden River near the "Old National Ford".
~~~~~~~~~~ * About Robert Graham Sr.
Robert GRAHAM Sr. b 1750 Co. Down Ireland d. 13 Mar, 1811 -Wythe Co. VA Married: ABT 1773 in Co. Down, Ire. . Spouse: Mary Craig b : ABT 1750 in Co. Down, Ire.
Note: Robert Graham Sr., served as a Captain and Lieutenant in Rev.War "Southwest Virginia Families " He was born about 1750 in County Down, Ireland, and married Mary Craig there about 1773. They moved to America in 1774, perhaps living for a short time in South Carolina and moved to Sugar Creek in Mecklenburg Co NC by April 1778, when he bought 170 acres in two tracts on Sugar Creek for 60 pounds. In July 1778 he bought 145 acres between McMichael's and Sugar Creeks, both from Thomas Polk. On April 20, 1779, he bought 200 acres on Sugar Creek from William Walker. In 1781 he served as executor of the estate of James Walker. He bought more acreage according to the book.
Robert Graham became a prosperous farmer and since his estate, called Locust Hill, was located on the old Baltimore Stage Road (now Lee Highway), he also operated a good business entertaining travelers. He sold grain and the whiskey from his distillery to travelers, and he shipped his goods by wagon to Richmond. He kept in close touch with his relatives in NC. He inherited part of the estate of his sister, Anne Graham, and he paid for the education of his brother Samuel's daughter Margaret. He died on March 13, 1811 and his estate was distributed among his children and his widow Mary (Cowan - 2nd wife). There were several law suits between the widow and his children by his first wife.
Children of Robert Graham Sr. and M ary Craig 1. Samuel GRAHAM b 27 AUG 1774 on board a ship, while crossing the . Atlantic Ocean. d. 3 DEC 1835 spouse: Rachel Montgomery 2. James GRAHAM spouse: Nancy Montgomery 3. John GRAHAM b. 1 JAN 1778 in Mecklenburg, NC d: 14 JUN 1846 . Spouse: Mary (Polly) Crockett b: 11 MAY 1784 Crockett's Cove, Wythe Co., VA (sister of Catherine Crockett) 4. * Robert Graham, Jr. b. 18 July 1780 d. 21 Apr 1856 Hazel Hill Twp.Johnson Co, Mo Burial: Hobson's Cemetery , Johnson Co. Mo. Spouse: Catherine Crockett b. abt 1780 Crockett's Cove, Wythe co. Va (sister of John Crockett Jr. & Mary Crockett) 5. Nancy Agnes GRAHAM b. abt 1778 in Wythe Co., VA d. 15 JAN 1853 Marr: 4 JUN 1801 Spouse: John Crockett Jr. (Photo of Nancy Graham Crockett on family photo page) 6. Margaret GRAHAM Spouse: Joseph McGavock
Robert Graham Sr. 2nd MarriageMary COWAN
Children of Robert Graham Sr. and Mary Cowan:
1 Mary GRAHAM 2 William GRAHAM 4 Thomas GRAHAM 5 Joseph GRAHAM 6 David GRAHAM (photo on family photo page) 7 Elizabeth GRAHAM 8 Calvin GRAHAM 9 Guise GRAHAM
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Robert Graham Jr b. 18 Jul 1780 d. 21 Apr 1856 Hazel Hill Twp., Johnson Co, MoBurial: Hobson's Cemetery, Johnson Co.,Mo. Spouse: Catherine Crockett b. abt 1780 at Crocketts Cove, Wythe Co. VA . Robert Graham Jr. was a county Judge for several years before his death. He was a highly intellectual man and gave his children the best educational advantages which he was able to afford and two of his sons, Samuel and James, later became teachers. Children of Robert Graham Jr. and Catherine Crockett:
1 John Guise GRAHAM * More on John G. Graham below 2. Samuel Crockett GRAHAM 3. Mary Elizabeth GRAHAM 4. Robert Craig(g) GRAHAM 5. James Johnston GRAHAM 6. Margaret Amanda GRAHAM Spouse: Samuel Robert HUGGINS
More on John Guise Graham - aka John Guy Graham
John Guise GRAHAM born: 7 June, 1811 Wythe Co., Va died: 7 March, 1878 Johnson Co., MO Married: 21 Dec, 1837 Spouse: Nancy Elizabeth HOBSON
Children of John Guise Graham and Nancy E. Hobson
1 Mary Margaret Graham 2 Joseph Crockett Graham Spouse Laura Ann Marr * More below 3 Robert Barnett Graham Spouse: Nancy Ann King * More below 4 James Henry Graham 5 William Henry Graham 6 Helen Amanda Graham 7 Susan Elizabeth Graham 8 Lee Graham 9 Catherine Rachel (Cassie) Graham 10 Louisa Virginia Graham 11 Nancy Alice Graham 12 John Samuel Graham
Joseph Crockett Graham - born. 9 Dec., 1840 Holden, Johnson Co., Mo. Died: 18 April, 1915 Purcell, Jasper Co. Missouri Burial 20 April, 1915 Purcell Cemetery, Jasper Co. Missouri Occupation: Farmer and Justice of the Peace Church Affiliation: Cumberland Presbyterian Military: Civil War : Union Married: 14 March, 1867 Centerview, Johnson Co., Missouri Spouse: Laura Ann Marr b. 23 October, 1845 Hazel Hill, Johnson Co., Missouri died: 25 August, 1919 Purcell, Jasper Co., Mo Buried: Purcell Cemetery, Jasper Co. Mo Her parents: William Marr and Elizabeth Vittetoe
Children of Joseph Crockett Graham and Laura Ann Marr
1. Helen Elizabeth Graham b. 10 Mar, 1868 Johnson Co. Mo Married: 1885 Sps: Frank Sample 2. Anna Graham b. 3 Nov. 1870 Johnson Co. Mo d. 1935 Tulsa Okla. (died from burns) 3. David A. Graham b. 10 June, 1872 Spouse: Bernice Hoop (photo-family photo page) 4. Walter Craig Graham b. 28 Feb. 1873 Spouse: Ora Burkholder (See Photo) 5. Florence J. Graham b. 28 October 1876 Jasper Co. Mo, d. 1952 Little Rock, Ark. (See photo) 6. John Guy Graham b. 22 July, 1879 Spouse: Mayme King 7. Virginia Alice Graham b. 9 July, 1881 Nevada, Vernon Co., Mo d. 4:30 pm 10 Feb, 1980 L.R.Ark. Burial: 13 Feb, 1880 - Pinecrest Cemetery, Saline, Ark. Married : 25 Jan, 1904 Spouse: Emmett Everett Morris b. 6 Nov. 1880 d. 15 Mar, 1949 Benton Ark (photo family photo page) 8. Edna Graham b. 28 June, 1884 d. 1888 at the age of 4
More on Robert Barnett Graham:
Robert Barnett GRAHAM b. 5 OCT 1842 in Centerview, Johnson Co.,Mo Death: 1914 in Centerview, Johnson Co.,MO Marr: 2 DEC 1866 in Johnson Co.,MO Spouse: Nancy Jane King b 21 MAR 1846 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO
BIOGRAPHY: Robert Barnett GRAHAM Section 10; born in Centerview township, in 1842. His father was J. G. Graham, mentioned elsewhere in connection with the sketch of John H. Graham. Mr. R. B. Graham has lived in the township of Centerview ever since he was born. He was married in 1866 to Miss Nancy J. King. They have had nine children, eight of whom are now living. He has 130 acres of land, all of which is under cultivation. He does a general farming business, mainly raising grain: wheat and corn being the principal products.
MILITARY: He served in the Civil War with the 7th Missouri Cavalry and after the war ended returnedto his home in Johnson county, MO.
INFO: He was an ambitious and industrious man and at the time of his death, in 1914, he was the owner of 400 acres of valuable farm land in Johnson county. He was a Democrat and had been active in political affairs, serving his party long and well.
OCCUPATION: For two terms, he was judge of the county court from the western district and he had given excellent service and splendid satisfaction to all his constituents.
Children of Robert Barnett Graham and Nancy Jane King
1 Ella GRAHAM b: 2 SEP 1867 in Centerview,Johnson Co., MO 2 Mattie GRAHAM b: 24 DEC 1868 in Centerview, Johnson Co., MO 3 Charles Henry GRAHAM b: 18 MAY 1870 in Centerview, Co. Mo
4 Albert Russel GRAHAM b: 26 FEB 1872 in Centerview, Johnson Co., MO 5 George B. GRAHAM b: 13 DEC 1873 in Centerview, Johnson Co., MO 6 Mattie GRAHAM b: 8 JAN 1875 in Johnson Co.,MO 7 Oscar McGee GRAHAM b: 4 JUL 1875 in Centerview, Johnson Co, MO 8 Horace Guy GRAHAM b: 3 FEB 1877 in Centerview, Johnson Co., MO 9 Jess King GRAHAM b: 29 DEC 1878 in Centerview, Johnson Co., MO 10 Stella GRAHAM b: 4 MAY 1881 in Centerview,Johnson Co., MO 11 Robert Paul GRAHAM b: 21 JUN 1885 in Centerview, Johnson Co.,MO 12 Beulah H. GRAHAM b: 1886 in Johnson Co.,MO 13 Laura GRAHAM b: 12 MAY 1886 in Centerview, Johnson Co., MO 14 Stella GRAHAM b: 14 DEC 1892 in Johnson Co., MO
(Photo of Robert Barnett Graham and wife, Nancy Jane King-Graham, below.
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