Thomas W. Graham was born where he now resides, February 12, 1849, son of James H. and Jane A. (Dobbins) Graham; the former born in Kentucky, June 6, 1809, and died April 29, 1886; the latter was born in South Carolina, November 10, 1815, and died in this county in 1859. His paternal grandfather, Thomas Graham, was born in Virginia in 1772, and died in Johnson County in 1859. About 1830 the family came from Kentucky to Johnson County, Ind., and settled just east of Franklin, and later located north of this place. In a family of ten children our subject is the seventh. He was reared on the farm where he now lives, and was a student at the country school, and at an early age began farming for himself, and this vocation he now follows. The marriage of Mr. Graham was solemnized December 23, 1874, to Mary E. Demaree, a native of this county, born July 24, 1850, daughter of Henry and Nancy S. (Winchester) Demaree. To the above marriage five children have been born: Everett, born 1875; Anna, 1877; Maggie, 1880; Minnie, 1882 and Walter, 1886. In politics, he is a republican, and he and wife are members of the Bethany Presbyterian Church, at Whiteland.

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Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 610.