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, 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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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 (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.
Age 8
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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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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