Samuel Graham

7 June 1844–24 July 1861 (Age 17)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel

When Samuel Graham was born on 7 June 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, James Graham, was 39 and his mother, Mary Ann Butler, was 40. He lived in Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 July 1861, at the age of 17.

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James Graham
Mary Ann Butler
Eliza Jane Graham
Ann Isabelle Graham
Robert Graham
George Butler Graham
Elenor Graham
Margaret Graham
Mary Elizabeth Graham
Agnes Graham
James Graham
Joseph Smith Graham
Samuel Graham
Brigham Graham

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World Events (6)

1845 · Oh My Father
Age 1
"In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
Age 2
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
Age 6
On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

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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Sources (3)

  • Saml Graham in household of Geo B Graham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Grayham in household of James Grayham, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Graham, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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