James Graham

1 January 1784–11 January 1864 (Age 80)
Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James

When James Graham was born on 1 January 1784, in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Hugh Graham, was 30 and his mother, Hannah Catharine Martin, was 30. He married Mary "Polly" Rayle in 1828. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 11 January 1864, in his hometown, at the age of 80, and was buried in Fairview, Ohioville, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Graham
1784–1864
Mary "Polly" Rayle
1787–1865
Marriage: 1828
Hugh Graham
1808–1889
Nancy Graham
1810–1837
Noble Graham
1811–
Mariah Graham
1814–1814
Elija Graham
1816–1817
Elijah Graham
1816–1817
Margaret Graham
1820–1865
Mary Ellen Graham
1822–1902
James Graham
1827–1830
William Rayle Graham
1829–1907

Spouse and Children

    Male1784–1864Male

    Mary "Polly" Rayle

    Female1787–1865Female

MARRIAGE
1828
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children

(10)

    Hugh Graham

    Male1808–1889Male

    Nancy Graham

    Female1810–1837Female

    Noble Graham

    Male1811–Male

    Mariah Graham

    Female1814–1814Female

    Elija Graham

    Male1816–1817Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Hugh Graham

    Male1754–1833Male

    Hannah Catharine Martin

    Female1754–1833Female

siblings

(7)

    Jane Graham

    Female1783–1845Female

    Male1783–1851Male

    Male1784–1864Male

    Agnes Graham

    Female1785–1875Female

    Hugh Martin Graham

    Male1786–1850Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 3

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
1808

Age 24

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Gaelic: From the Gaelic words "gruama," meaning surly, stern, morose, dark, gloomy; "gruamach," meaning surly, stern, frowning, grim; or "gruaimean," meaning a surly man, a man with a frowning visage

Sources (2)

  • James Graham, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Venango County, Pennsylvania, Her Pioneers and People Volume 2 dated 1919

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