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*James C. Graham

Male 1794 - 1880  (~ 104 years)


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  • Name *James C. Graham 
    Born Between 1775 and 1794  Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1879 and 1880  80 Years Old; Tama County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Between 1879 and 1880  Russellville Cemetery, Russell Township, Putnam County, Indiana; Lot # 132 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I158004  My Genealogy

    Father *George W. Graham,   b. 5 Dec 1757, Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1826, 68 Yrs Old; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Frances Fanney Cathey,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship related 
    Married 1st Marriage Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7021  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Unknown Wife ?,   b. Abt 1794, Unknown At Present Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1810  Possibly North Carolina Or Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Female Child Graham,   b. Between 1810 and 1820, Possibly Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Male Child Graham,   b. Between 1810 and 1820, Possibly Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Male Child Graham,   b. Between 1810 and 1820, Possibly Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Eliza A. Graham,   b. 1823, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Possibly Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jonathon Graham,   b. 1833, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F8795  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary "Polly" A. Reynolds,   b. 8 Oct 1810, Pulaski County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1887, 76y, 10M, 3D; Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1840  Jackson County, Indiana; Per Elkins Eagle, Vol. V, No. 1, Pg. 21 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
      Name: Mary Elkins
      Spouse Name: James C. Graham
      Marriage Date: 7 Nov 1840
      Marriage County: Jackson
      Book: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT
      OS Page: 1314624
      Source Citation: Title: , , ; Book: Family History Library, SaltLake City, UT;Page: 1314624.
      Ancestry.com. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [databaseon-line].
      [Transcribed 12 January 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]

      Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
      Name: Mary Elkins
      Spouse Name: James C. Graham
      Marriage Date: 7 Nov 1840
      Marriage County: Jackson
      Performed By: Elkins, Mary
      Comment: Elkins, Mary married Graham, James C. on 07 Nov 1840 inJackson County, Indiana
      Source Title 1: Elkins, Mary married Graham, James C. on 07 Nov 1840in Jackson County, Indiana
      Source Title 2: Indiana
      Jackson County
      Source Citation: Title: Elkins, Mary married Graham, James C. on 07Nov 1840 in Jackson County, Indiana, Indiana
      Jackson County
      Ancestry.com. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [databaseon-line].
      [Transcribed 12 January 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]

      THE ACTUAL MARRIAGE LICENSE STATES:
      "The Clerk of the Jackson Circuit Court, of Jackson County, Indiana,issued a Marriage License for James C. Graham and Mary Elkins on the7th day of November 1840. Attest: Walter Benton, Clerk."
      THE ACTUAL CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE STATES:
      I certify that I joined in Marriage, as husband and Wife, James C.Graham and Mary Elkins by authority of law, this 8th day of November1840. John Crabb, J.P."
      SOURCE: Jackson County Marriage Book, Jan 1816 - June 1849, Book A &B, Page 247.
      [Transcribed 31 January 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]
    Children 
     1. George F. Graham,   b. 9 Aug 1842, Jackson County, Indiana; Per Obituary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1914, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Aaron A. Graham,   b. 22 May 1844, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1919, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. James F. Graham,   b. 1846, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, 8 Years Old; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     4. John Graham,   b. 1859, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ? Died Young Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F8794  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE: "JAMES C. GRAHAM, born between 1800 and 1820 (1810) in NorthCarolina, died at age about 80 in Iowa and buried there (actuallyburied in Putnam County, Indiana with wife Mary). He had been marriedbefore with children. Only known child was Jonathon Graham (We nowknow that there were more children). James and Mary had sons, GeorgeF. Graham and Aaron A. Graham (also James F. Graham). 1850 censusalso lists a James F. Graham headstone in Jackson Co., IN. with nodates so he possibly died young. In 1850 they are in Jackson Co.,IN., then moved to Iowa and about 1854 returned to Portland Mills,Greene Twp. Parke Co., IN. James operated a daily mail route fromWaveland to Greencastle thru Portland Mills. They later lived inRussellville, Brown Twp. Montgomery Co., IN. He died spending hislast years with his children in Iowa. Per Joyce Lorraine CloreElkins". [Transcribed by, sljuhl, 11 Jan 2005]

      "1800-1890; From the notes of Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins
      EXCERPT: (Graham) "Weiks - History of Putnam County, Indiana." Pages732/734.
      Paragraph I, Page 732 of Aaron A. Graham.
      James C. and Mary A. (Reynolds)(Elkins) Graham, the former a native ofNorth Carolina and the latter of Tennessee (Virginia). In a veryearly day they came to Indiana, later moving to Iowa. About 1854 theyreturned to the Hossier State, locating in Portland Mills, Putnam Co.,where Mr. Graham, operated a daily mail route from Waveland toGreencastle through Portland Mills. They later lived in Brown Twp.,Montgomery Co., where Mrs. Graham died at the age of 77 years. Hespent his last days in Iowa with his children, dying there when about80 years of age. They were parents of but two (living) sons: GeorgeF. and Aaron. However Mr. Graham had been previously married and hadchildren by his first wife."
      Russellville Cemetery, Russellville, Putnam County, Indiana", J.C.Graham (name on Headstone) (No dates - died in Iowa), Mary Graham, age76 yrs., 10 mo., 3 dys. Died: August 11, 1887."
      [Transcribed 20 March 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]

      1820 - In the 1820 census in Jackson County, Indiana, it gives:
      3 males under 10 yrs old:
      1 male 26 to 45 yrs old: James Graham himself
      1 females under 10 yrs old:
      1 female 16 to 26 yrs old
      Up through the early censuses, this Graham family not only lived inJackson County, but lived very close or near the family of WilliamElkins. NOTE: "The little town of Elkinsville in Brown County iswhere William Elkins is living, and he is thought to be the firstsettler there. They probably didn't move necessarily, because Jackson& Brown Counties were divided up by 1836."

      1830 - SOURCE: In the updated 1830 U.S. Federal Census for DriftwoodTownship, Jackson County, Indiana, page 440, obtained fromwww.Ancestry.com on 01 Dec 2006, and reviewed 14 Jan 2008 by thiscompiler, not only are James Elkins, James C. Graham, Wm. Runnels(Reynolds), and Jonathan Graham listed on the same page as neighbors,but Wm. Runnels (Reynolds) and James Elkins are listed the onedirectly under the other as heads of families and direct neighbors;Wm. Runnels is directly listed above James Elkins and James C. Grahamis listed 10 households above both of them.
      1). Wm Runnels = 1 male 10-15 yrs, 1 male 15-20 yrs, 1 male 50-60 yrs(Wm. Runnels); 1 female 5-10 yrs, 1 female 15-20 yrs, 1 female 40-50yrs (this may or may not be Abigail)
      2). James Elkins = 1 male 20-30 yrs (James Elkins); 1 female under 5yrs; 1 female 20-30 yrs (Mary Polly A. Runnels/Reynolds)
      3). James C. Graham = 1 male 20-30 yrs (James C. Graham); 1 femaleunder 5, 1 female 20-30 (wife); 1 female 60-70 (mother? ormother-in-law?)
      [14 January 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]

      NOTE: Please review the biography of his son Aaron A. Graham in hisnotes.

      MORE SOURCES: From Notes of Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins, ElkinsVolumes
      1. Marriage Record: James C. Graham - Mary Elkins
      2. Census Readings: Multiple
      3. History of Montgomery Co., Ind.
      4. Obituaries
      5. History of Putnam Co., Ind.
      6. History of Parke Co., Ind.

      1850 - SOURCE: "06 August 1850 United States Federal Census;WWW.aNCESTRY.COM
      Name: James C. Graham
      Age: 50
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1800
      Birth Place: North Carolina
      Gender: Male, Occupation Farmer
      James C. Graham 50, as above
      Mary 30, female, Tennessee (Mary was older than this, and born inKentucky)
      Jonathan 17, male, farmer, Indiana (probably son from first marriage)
      George F. 7, male, Indiana
      Aaron A. 6, male, Indiana
      James F. 4, male, Indiana
      Norval Hamilton 26, male, farmer, Indiana
      Living next door to Franklin & Eliza Hamilton along with NorvalHamilton in the household of the Graham's, dwelling 12/12.
      Home in 1850(City,County,State): Hamilton, Jackson, Indiana
      Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Hamilton, Jackson, Indiana;Roll: M432_152; Page: 97; Image: 197; dwelling 13/13. Ancestry.com.1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]."
      NOTE: "In the 1850 census there was also a Norval Hamilton living inthe household of James C. and Mary A. Reynolds Elkins Graham, inJackson County, Indiana, age 26. Located him in Parke County, Indianalater and he married and had children. Lived and died in Greene Twp.,Parke Co., IN.", per Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins. [Transcribed by,sljuhl, 11 Jan 2005]

      1860 - SOURCE: "18 Aug 1860 United States Federal Census; page 183;www.Ancestry.com
      Name: Aaron Graham
      Age in 1860: 16
      Birth Year: abt 1844
      Birthplace: Indiana
      Home in 1860: Green, Parke, Indiana
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Portland Mills
      James C. Graham 60, M, Farmer, NC
      Mary 46 ? can't read very well, F, TN
      George 18, M, Farm Boy, IN
      Aaron 16, M, Indiana
      Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Green, Parke, Indiana;Roll: M653_287; Page: 774; Image: 776, dwelling 1332/1322.
      Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.,2004. [Transcribed 10 March 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]

      1870 - " 13 June 1870 United States Federal Census
      Name: James C Graham
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1805
      Age in 1870: 65
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1870: Tama, Tama, Iowa
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Tama
      James H. Hollen 50, M, W, Farmer, 10,000/10,000, Indiana
      Eliza A. 47, F, W, Keeping House, Indiana
      Eva 21, F, W, at home, Indiana
      Katie 9, F, W, at home, Iowa
      Clarence 5, M, W, at home, Iowa
      Fowler, Marion 27, M, W, Farm Laborer, Indiana
      Rushe, Charles 20, M, W, Farm Laborer, Germany
      **Graham, James C. 65, M, W, at home, North Carolina
      NOTE: It looks as if Mary was in Indiana at this time helping family,while James was staying in Iowa with his daughter and son-in-law.
      Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Tama, Tama, Iowa; Roll:M593_420; Page: 337; Image: 674; Page 23; Dwelling 194/186.Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line].Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.

      1880 - James C. Graham is not found in the 1880 Census.

      1835 - SOURCE: "Accession/Serial #: IN1300__.006 BLM Serial #: INNO S/N; http://www.glorecords.blm.gov
      Names
      Patentee: JAMES C GRAHAM
      Survey
      State: INDIANA
      Acres: 80
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Title Transfer
      Issue Date: 9/16/1835
      Land Office: Crawfordsville
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr.: 21271
      Accession/Serial Nr.: IN1300__.006
      BLM Serial Nr.: IN NO S/N
      Aliquot
      Parts Sec./
      Block Township Range Fract.
      Section Meridian State Counties Survey
      Nr. WSE 24/ 18-N 3-W No 2nd PM IN Montgomery" [Transcribed 19March 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]

      1837 - SOURCE: "Accession/Serial #: IN1370__.280 BLM Serial #: INNO S/N; http://www.glorecords.blm.gov
      Names
      Patentee: JAMES C GRAHAM
      Survey
      State: INDIANA
      Acres: 40
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Title Transfer
      Issue Date: 3/20/1837
      Land Office: Crawfordsville
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr.: 25085
      Accession/Serial Nr.: IN1370__.280
      BLM Serial Nr.: IN NO S/N
      Aliquot
      Parts Sec./
      Block Township Range Fract.
      Section Meridian State Counties Survey
      Nr. NENE 25/ 18-N 3-W No 2nd PM IN Montgomery" [Transcribed 19March 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]

      1837 - SOURCE: "Accession/Serial #: IN1380__.415 BLM Serial #: INNO S/N; http://www.glorecords.blm.gov
      Names
      Patentee: JAMES C GRAHAM
      Survey
      State: INDIANA
      Acres: 40
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Title Transfer
      Issue Date: 3/20/1837
      Land Office: Crawfordsville
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr.: 25728
      Accession/Serial Nr.: IN1380__.415
      BLM Serial Nr.: IN NO S/N
      Aliquot
      Parts Sec./
      Block Township Range Fract.
      Section Meridian State Counties Survey
      Nr. SENE 25/ 18-N 3-W No 2nd PM IN Montgomery" [Transcribed19 March 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]

  • Sources 
    1. [S138] Marriage Of James C. & Mary Polly A. Reynolds Elkins, Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins, (Name: Jackson County Marriage Book, Jan 1816 - June 1849, Book A & B,Page 247.; Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins, Marriage Of James C. & Mary Polly A.Reynolds Elkins (Jackson County Marriage Book, Jan 1816 - June 1849,Book A & B, Page 247.), Source Medium: Civil Registry .).