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James William "J.W." Graham
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Birth: Feb. 13, 1847
Bedford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1911
Foard County
Texas, USA

Mr. Graham served in the Confederate States army as a Sergeant in the 6th Texas Cavalry.

husband of Savannah Lee Hines

James William Graham was found on the 1860 U S Census of Navarro Co. Texas. His father b. 1810 in N. C. was listed as N Graham (Nicholas) and his mother was E M. Graham (Eleanor) born in Tennessee. The census was taken Jan. 12, 1860. The children all born in Texas were listed by initials: girl, M. E. Graham, b. 1845; boy J. W. Graham, b. 1847; boy J. H. Graham, b. 1850; girl Margaret Graham b. 1852; girl S. F. Graham b. 1855; girl M. A. Graham, b. 1857; girl Bell Graham, b. Apr 1859. Also with this family was E. J. Graham b. 1815, relationship unknown.
J. W.'s minor children were found on the 1900 U. S. Census in Dodge, Walker Co. Tx. east of Huntsville, but a widowed P. G. Graham was listed as the head of household, and J. W. and Savannah Lee Graham were not listed, for unknown reasons. J. W. and Savannah were also found on the 1880 Census of Navarro Co. and at that time they only had a 2 year old girl Willie, and a toddler named Nick. The mother-in-law, Fannie Hines, b. 1835 in Ark. was with them. The other children, Ellie, Chester, Lily, Hilda, John and Joseph were born prior to 1897.
Savannah Hines with her father Fred Hines, and mother Fannie Hines were listed on the 1870 U. S. Census of Winston Co. Mississippi, along with Savannah's younger brother Joseph Hines. J. W.'s father Nicholas and mother Eleanor are buried in the old Chatfield cemetery near Corsicana, Texas. Savannah's burial place is not known, but she might have died while they were in Walker Co. around 1900.
At least two of J. W. and Savannah's children were drillers and followed profession in the Texas Oil boom. They were Nick and Chester. Nick was in the oil boom at Stephens Co. Harpersville in 1920 and at that same time Chester was in Wichita Falls. Chester's family reported they had been in Breckenridge during the boom. Chester and Nick seems to have both drilled in San Antonio also. Nick seems to have been killed in an explosion and is buried in San Antonio. We have a picture of the disaster scene where he died. 
Family links: 
  Nicholas Graham (1809 - 1884)
  Eleanor Melinda Dixon Graham (1826 - 1888)
  Nick Graham (1879 - 1924)*
  Eleanor Lee Graham Bell (1883 - 1971)*
  Chester Bradley Graham (1886 - 1952)*
  Lilly Graham Jackson (1888 - 1975)*
  Hilda Graham Pickens (1891 - ____)*
  Mary E Sessions (1845 - 1899)*
  James William Graham (1847 - 1911)
*Calculated relationship
Crowell Cemetery
Foard County
Texas, USA
Plot: 60-NW 4-5
Maintained by: Jim Greenlee
Originally Created by: Dana Ribble
Record added: Feb 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13459736
James William J.W. Graham
Added by: Cyndy Myers
James William J.W. Graham
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Added by: Rita Collvins Mayfield
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- Searchers of our Past
 Added: Nov. 17, 2014
Mr. Graham the Sons of Confederate Veterans of Camp #606 would like to thank you for your service to your country.
- Gary Holly
 Added: Nov. 15, 2012

- Dolores Owens
 Added: Jul. 1, 2012

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