Isabella Graham

31 January 1817–10 December 1906 (Age 89)
Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Isabella

Isabella Graham was born on 31 January 1817, in Carlisle, Cumberland, England as the daughter of William Graham and Mary Adams. She married John Blain Sr. on 25 December 1838, in Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Carlisle Holy Trinity, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 10 December 1906, in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Spring City Cemetery, Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Blain Sr.
Isabella Graham
Marriage: 25 December 1838
William Blain
Mary Blain
Robert J. Blain
George Blain
Jane Blain
John Blain Jr
Joseph Blain
Thomas Blain
James Blain
Sarah Elizabeth Blain
Isabella Blain

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1838Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    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. 
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 16
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 29
    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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    John Blain, Sr. and Isabella Graham Blain

    John Blain, Sr., was born June 28, 1817, at St. Mary, Carlisle, Cumberland¬, England, to William Blain and Jane Handsome (or Hamson). Nothing is known of his early life until he was twenty-one, …

    Sources (54)

    • Isabella Graham in household of William Graham, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Isabella Blain in entry for George Blain and Abigail Patterson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
    • Isabeth in entry for George Blain, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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