James Graham

29 June 1838–24 July 1861 (Age 23)
Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Graham was born on 29 June 1838, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, James Graham, was 33 and his mother, Mary Ann Butler, was 34. He lived in Weber, Utah Territory, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1852. He died on 24 July 1861, at the age of 23.

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Family Time Line

James Graham
1804–1857
Mary Ann Butler
1804–1846
Eliza Jane Graham
1825–1863
Ann Isabelle Graham
1827–1893
Robert Graham
1829–1888
George Butler Graham
1831–1906
Elenor Graham
1833–1834
Margaret Graham
1836–1917
Mary Elizabeth Graham
1836–1906
Agnes Graham
1837–1891
James Graham
1838–1861
Joseph Smith Graham
1840–1849
Samuel Graham
1844–1861
Brigham Graham
1846–1850

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (7)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
Age 1
By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1839 · The Capital Moves again
Age 1
After the twenty years that the capital was moved to Vandalia, the General Assembly, under the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, voted to move the capital to Springfield. Springfield is still the capital of Illinois to this day, even though Chicago has long surpassed the capital on population.
1846
Age 8
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from Grantham in Lincolnshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Graham (as well as Grantham, Grandham, and Granham). See also Grantham .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Grahm
Ingraham
Grantham
Grahame

Sources (7)

  • Jas Graham in household of Geo B Graham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Grayham in household of James Grayham, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Graham, "Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877"

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