Wesley Gayle Graham

Male22 November 1830–16 July 1916

Brief Life History of Wesley Gayle

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.

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Family Time Line

Wesley Gayle Graham
Elizabeth Martha Meadows
Marriage: 21 November 1854
William Edward Graham
Charles Graham
about 1863–
George Washington Graham
Silas Jackson Graham
about 1863–1946
Julia Louise Graham
Oscar Hutchins Graham

Sources (16)

  • Wesley G Graham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wesley G. Graham, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • Westley Gale Graham in entry for William Edward Graham, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 November 1854Harrison, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


    Age 18

    Historical Boundaries 1848: Van Zandt, Texas, United States


    Age 26

    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Comanche, Texas, United States

    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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