Seymour A. Graham


SEYMOUR AMOS GRAHAM, township trustee and an enterprising citizen of Wells Township, whose farm of eighty-one acres lies about three miles west of New Alexandria in Section 30 on both sides of the pike, was born October 9, 1864, on his present farm and is a son of Robert and Lydia (Scott) Graham.

RobertGraham conducted a hotel during his early life and then came from Mt. Pleasant, O., to Jefferson County, settling on the farm now owned by our subject in Wells Township. He married Lydia Scott, who was born and reared in Wells Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, and to them were born the following children: Zachariah, deceased; John C.; Elizabeth, deceased wife of T. B. Porter; Amzi; William; Anna, who is the wife of C. A. Fellows; Wiley David and Seymour A., who are twins. Robert Graham was the father of several children by a former marriage and was sixty-four years of age when the subject of this sketch and his twin brother were born. He died in 1868, and his widow, who was born in 1820, died in 1896.

Seymour A. Graham was reared and has always resided on his present farm, having inherited a part of it at the time of his mother's death. He attended the district schools of the township, and since old enough to work has been engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was married April 1, 1892, to Nanie Long, widow of Fred Long, and a daughter of William T. Dalrymple. Mr. Graham is a Democrat in politics and was elected trustee of Wells Township in January, 1910.

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