When Wesley Gayle Graham was born on 22 November 1830, in Fairfield, South Carolina, United States, his father, Charles Gayle Graham, was 32 and his mother, Mary Maria Arledge, was 24. He married Elizabeth Martha Meadows on 21 November 1854, in Harrison, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Van Zandt, Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 1, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 16 July 1916, in Comanche, Comanche, Texas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Comanche, Comanche, Texas, United States.
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.
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