Thomas Graham

1816–28 June 1894 (Age 78)
Delaware, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Graham was born in 1816, in Delaware, United States, his father, Robert Graham, was 42 and his mother, Catharine Russell, was 41. He married Mary Jane Fleming on 8 February 1841, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Bear Creek Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States for about 39 years. He died on 28 June 1894, in Denver, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Graham Cemetery, Bear Creek Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Graham
Mary Jane Fleming
Marriage: 8 February 1841
Amanda Graham
Albert Townsend Graham
Thomas Augustus Graham
Charles Homer Graham

Spouse and Children

8 February 1841
Adams, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1832 · First Peach Orchard Planted

Age 16

"Isaac Reeves is credited with being Delaware's first farmer to plant over 30 acres of peaches near the city of New Castle. In over ten years, he would expand his crop to over a hundred acres. His success prompted others to plant orchards in Kent and Sussex counties. This gave the state the nickname the """"Peach State"""" for awhile."

Age 30

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (3)

  • Thomas Graham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Graham, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas Graham, "United States Census, 1850"

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