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Edward Wesley Graham
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1819
Death: Aug. 18, 1901

A descendant of the Grahams of Montrose, a family in Scottish peerage, was born in Horry County, South Carolina, the third child of seventeen children born to William Bellamy and Jane Conner Graham.

In 1856 he was sent to Texas by his mother, Jane Conner Graham to locate the family of his late brother, George Marsden Graham. He found his brothers widow and her family of five children in dire circumstances. Edward married Sarah Elizabeth Cox Graham. This marriage, Nov 5, 1856 was blessed by two children Lorenzo Franklin 1858 and Dora Virginia 1864.

One of the first in the Friendship Community, the Graham home was built on a sandy hill a few miles south of Little River. Edward raised cattle for his family and for sale at the Chicago market.

A staunch supporter of the Confederacy, Edward enlisted in the 21 Cavalry from the Lone Star State--The Texas Lancers" at Camp Cedar. His name appears on Muster Roll 278, April 2, 1862.

A charter member of the Friendship Methodist Church, Edward donated the land for the church and adjoining cemetery on March 11, 1884.

A remarkable active man for his age, Edward helped build the present capitol building for his adopted state of Texas.
While working in the capitol, Graham would take the stage line from Bryant Station to Austin. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Bellamy Graham (1792 - 1846)
  Jane Conner Graham (1799 - 1862)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah E Cox Graham (1827 - 1910)
 
 Children:
  Lorenzo Franklin Graham (1858 - 1938)*
  Louisa C. Graham (1861 - 1872)*
  Dora Virginia Graham Looney (1864 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Conner Graham (1818 - 1895)*
  Edward Wesley Graham (1819 - 1901)
  William Isaiah Graham (1822 - 1864)*
  George Marsden Graham (1826 - 1855)*
  Sarah Ann Rebecca Graham Durant (1829 - 1968)*
  Hosea Adelton Graham (1830 - 1907)*
  Eliza Caroline Graham Floyd (1831 - 1917)*
  Margaret F Graham McQueen (1833 - 1876)*
  Darcas Louisa Graham (1835 - 1853)*
  Kenneth Asbury Graham (1837 - 1883)*
  Franklin Bellamy Graham (1838 - 1919)*
  Lorenzo Dow Graham (1840 - 1894)*
  Mary Melvina Graham Moody (1842 - 1926)*
  Catharine F. Graham Enzor (1844 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery
Davilla
Milam County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Karen Neal Morey
Record added: Feb 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13433807
Edward Wesley Graham
Added by: Karen Neal Morey
 
Edward Wesley Graham
Added by: Karen Neal Morey
 
Edward Wesley Graham
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- Vicki Ragan Harris
 Added: May. 12, 2016

- BeNotForgot
 Added: Aug. 21, 2015
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Jun. 21, 2015
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