William McGraw

William McGraw

Birth
Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 6 May 1871 (aged 83)
Fayette County, Indiana, USA
Burial Springersville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 20123490 · View Source
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Taken from the History of Fayette Co. Indiana, 1885.

WILLIAM MCGRAW (deceased), late of Waterloo Township, was born in Franklin County, Penn.,October 8, 1787. His parents moved to near Georgetown, Ky., when he was three months old, and lived there ten years; then removed to Clermont County, Ohio, where the parents died. Our subject then went to Lebanon, Warren Co., Ohio, where he lived til 1811, then came to Fayette County, Ind. (at that
time a Territory), and here he stayed a short time, but the Indians being hostile, he returned to Ohio.

After serving in the war of 1812 he came back and purchased land in Fayette County. Here he married Martha Higgins, and lived many years. His wife died in the township, August 30, 1858, aged fifty-nine years, two months, after which he moved to Hancock County, Ind., where he died May 6, 1871, aged eighty-three years, six months and eighteen days. Both were members of the Methodist Church.

They were the parents of eleven children, six of whom are
now living: Rachel, Margaret, Martha, John, Robert, and Francis, Robert being the only one of the family now living in the county. The deceased are: James A., Hannah, William, Nancy and Mary. Robert McGraw was born on the old homestead in 1838. He was married to Sarah Ann, daughter of Jacob Troxell, and lived in Fayette County ten years, after which he located in Howard County, Ind., where he lived six years, and then returned to Waterloo Township. He has had eight children, seven of whom are now living: Charley, Edwin, Alvah, Joseph, Jacob O., John,
Robert E. William is deceased.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 20123490
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William McGraw (18 Oct 1787–6 May 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20123490, citing Robinson Chapel Cemetery, Springersville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Lynn Stoops Chapel (contributor 47411618) .