|Birth: ||Dec. 11, 1833|
|Death: ||Mar. 28, 1894|
Article from ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF LIVINGSTON COUNTY.
published July 1976
Written by Gerald C. Ruth I. Graham
James Graham was born on December 11, 1833, Roscoe, Coshocton County, Ohio. He married Margaret McCoully on November 26, 1857. He enlisted in the Ohio National Guard as an Ohio Vilunteer for 100 days. He served from May 14, 1864, to September 13, 1864. Serving as a private under Captain John S. Daugherty , Co. G, Reg 143; James was discharged at Camp Chase. He received a certificate of thanks and honorable service signed by Abraham Lincoln. these documents are dated December 15, 1864.
Moving to Missouri with his family in 1871, he purchased 80 a acres which is located in Sec. 17-59-23. This land was bought from the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad co. Later he purchased other land adjacent to the farm and operated a general farm. He died March 29, 1894. His wife, Margaret, was born in 1840 and died in 1914. Both are buried in the May cemetey.
They were parents of William O., Alice Leavell, Flora Carry, Emma Bethared, John, Lewis, Samuel F., and Granville Graham.
William O. Graham ( 1859-1930) later owned the farm. A bridge contractor, he built many bridges in the area. Ater his death, the farm was owned by his wife Melda, and children, James, Lula, Butcher, Alice Cox, and Margaret Graham. Since 1947 it has been owned by Gerald C. Ruth Graham. Granville Graham owned a well-boring rig which was powered by one horse. He drilled many of the wells in this area. James Graham was a cashier in Chula and Chillicothe banks.
Margaret McCoully Graham (1840 - 1914)
William Orville Graham (1859 - 1930)*
Alice Graham Leavell (1861 - 1897)*
Granville Graham (1877 - 1947)*
Note: Daughter Alice Graham Leavell # 36812302 is buried in May..
Created by: Cookie Rist Huckaby
Record added: Jan 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47168363