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Sallie E Graham Back
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1868
Wolfe County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 1903
Cherokee County
Oklahoma, USA

She was the daughter of Joseph Douglas Graham and Jane Little of Wolfe County, Kentucky. She was the postmistress of Moodys for several years succeeding in this position her brother Dr. Stephen Merrill Graham, who was the first postmaster of Moodys.
She was the wife of Granville Back who after Sallie's death moved to Texas and remarried.

Hazel Green(Ky) Herald
March 27, 1891
Pg. 3 Col. 2

"A Wolfe County Girl Tells About Life in the West"

Floyd, Hunt County, Texas
March 14, 1891

DEAR MR EDITOR—I am just a little homesick today and feel like writing a eulogy to my dear old mountain home in Wolfe, but it is the unpardonable sin for a person who came from the mountains to intimate that they are homesick to a Texan. When a Texan asks you where you came from, and you say from the mountains of Kentucky, they will twist their necks and say, "Aren't you so glad to get out of those horrid hills?" I have met very few native Texans. Most of the people in Hunt county came from the Middle Atlantic States. I was very much surprised at the country being so well improved. I had heard a great deal about the "Wild West," but it lacks a great deal of being wild. This is fine farming country, and the muddiest place on earth when it rains. People frequently have to stop in the middle of the road and clean their feet. When they get mud on their feet so that they can't walk they say they are "bogged." Cows and horses bog as well as people. The wind blows all the time here. There have not been any storms since we have been here, but we are living in a dread of the famous equinoxial storms that are so violent here in the spring. Well Mr. Editor, this is the land of bachelors. I am aiming to try my luck in trapping for one who lives just across the way from us, (but don't you tell papa or he will make me come home). If I am not successful I will be home in a short time. I am enjoying my visit finely. Don't let my Kentucky boys all marry while I am gone.
Sallie E. Graham
P.S.—Please send me a few copies of THE HERALD

Family links: 
  Joseph Douglas Graham (1827 - 1895)
  Jane Little Graham (1830 - 1880)
  Maletha Jane Graham Pratt (1859 - 1884)*
  Mary Graham (1861 - 1869)*
  Martin Luther Graham (1863 - 1893)*
  Sallie E Graham Back (1868 - 1903)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Her marker says she was born in 1870, but she was actually born in 1868.
Tahlequah Cemetery
Cherokee County
Oklahoma, USA
Maintained by: JamesMaxwell
Originally Created by: Lonnie Hoover
Record added: Mar 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67373192
Sallie E <i>Graham</i> Back
Added by: Lonnie Hoover
Sallie E <i>Graham</i> Back
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