James Graham

Maleabout 1795–26 February 1859

Brief Life History of James

When James Graham was born about 1795, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Graham Jr, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Loudon, was 26. He married Mary "Polly" Rayle about 1814, in Ohio Township, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Ohio Township, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 26 February 1859, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Fairview, Ohioville, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Graham
Mary "Polly" Rayle
Marriage: about 1814
Mariah Graham
Elijah Graham
Margaret Graham
Mary Ellen Graham
James Graham
William Rayle Graham

Sources (4)

  • James Graham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Venango County, Pennsylvania, Her Pioneers and People Volume 2 dated 1919
  • James Graham, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1814Ohio Township, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (7)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 5

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries 1800: Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States


    Age 17

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Grantham in Lincolnshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Graham (as well as Grantham, Grandham, and Granham). See also Grantham .

    Irish (especially Ulster): in Ireland Graham is generally the Scottish name, but it has additionally been adopted as an Anglicized form of both Ó Creacháin (see Crehan ) and Ó Gormghaile (see Gormley ).

    History: The surname Graham was taken to Scotland at the beginning of the 12th century by the Norman baron William de Graham, holder of the manor of Grantham in Lincolnshire, from whom many if not all modern bearers are probably descended. The chief of Clan Graham is the Duke of Montrose.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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