Robert Graham

8 February 1829–27 January 1888 (Age 58)
Laurel, Newlin Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Graham was born on 8 February 1829, in Laurel, Newlin Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Graham, was 24 and his mother, Mary Ann Butler, was 24. He married Mary Ellen Read in 1859, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1851. He died on 27 January 1888, in Millville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Millville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Graham
Mary Ellen Read
Marriage: 1859
Hannah Eliza Jane Graham
Margaret Elmina Graham
Robert James Graham
Martha Ann Graham
John Haines Graham

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  • Marriage
    1859Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 1
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 17
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Story Highlight


    Mary Ellen Read Graham Birth: Nov. 6, 1825 Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA Death: Feb. 5, 1914 Millville Cache County Utah, USA Mary Ellen Read was the daughter of Jo …

    Sources (15)

    • Robert Grayham in household of James Grayham, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Robert Grayhan in entry for Martha A. Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Robert Graham, "United States Census, 1870"

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