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Richard Addison Graham Ms Tiffe: The Weston High School Alumni Association in Louisiana (not far from Richard Addison Graham is buried) is trying to find the origin of the name of the school. We think Mr Graham may have been the first school teacher at the school that was the forerunner of Weston. So far, I have found out (probably) the following from various sources on Ancestry.com and Find-a-Grave:
He was a Warrant officer in the Civil War for the Confederacy, where his picture might have been taken. He was a school teacher. Gabriella McGuire was a daughter.
Birth: Mar. 26, 1834 North Carolina, USA Death: Jan. 11, 1893 Bienville Parish Louisiana, USA Richard Addison Graham married Gabriella Virginia Pullen/Pullin on Sept. 22, 1864. He was probably a Mason. 1870 Jackson Parish, Louisiana Census (Ward 6): R. A. Graham, 35, school teacher, born North Carolina G. V. Graham, 26, keeping house F. E. Graham, 5, daughter L. T. Graham, 3, daughter G. G. Graham, 1, daughter
1880 Jackson Parish, Louisiana Census (Ward 2): R. A. Graham, 47, farmer Gabriela V. Graham, 37, wife Florence E. Graham, 14, daughter Lydia T. Graham, 13, daughter G. G. Graham, 11, daughter R. A. Graham, Jr., son, laborer Alexander Graham, 8, son Anthony E. Graham, 5, son William Graham, 2, son Ann A. Graham, 3/12, daughter R. A. Graham's father was Ezekiel Graham. His mother was Thomasin Farrar Lewis. Burial: Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery Friendship (Bienville County Bienville Parish Louisiana, USA
Any further info you have about Professor Graham (as he was known here) could help us find out if Mr Graham named his school Weston Academy or maybe you have another idea. Thanks, Mark Culpepper, westonhsalumnilouisiana.org
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RE: Isaac Wadkins Thank you so much for answering me, Coley Young Wadkins, (Watkins) parents were James Isaac Wadkins and Mary Ann Henderson, He was born somewhere around 1886 in Madison co, Ark. He had brothers, David Neely Wadkins, James, Sisters, Molly, I will have to look and see who the rest were, Thanks, Rosa
Isaac Wadkins Mary, I am searching on the Isaac Wadkkins family from Arkansas and Pushmahata in Okla, Do you have any old pics of the family, My husbands step-grandfather was Coley young Wadkins, born Ark and died in 1911 in Okla, Any info would be helpful, Thank you, Rosa Matney