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.
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.