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David Graham


Transcription contributed by Arne H Trelvik 7 June 2005

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Clear Creek Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)
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DAVID GRAHAM, farmer; P. O. Dodds; born on the place where he now lives Dec. 3, 1802; is a son of William and Phoebe (Frazie) Graham; he was born in Ireland, and emigrated to America with his parents, William and Sarah Graham, when 2 years of age, in the year 1760, and located in Pennsyl-

vania, where the grandfather died one or two days after they landed; his wife, Sarah, survived him many years, and died in Warren County, on the place where David now lives, Jan. 14, 1823, aged 101 years. William, the father of our subject, was raised in Pennsylvania, and, at the age of 18 years, was drafted, and served as a soldier in the war of the Revolution. About 1795, he emigrated to Kentucky, and, about 1797 or 1798, came to Warren County and located at Deerfield, and about 1799 was married; about 1800, located on the place where David now lives, on Sec. 28, and here they resided till their death; his wife died May 18, 1855, aged 75 years; he died Aug. 3, 1858, aged 100 years. These were the true pioneers of the county; they commenced right in the woods and cut the first stick ever taken from the place, and here endured all the hardships of those early settlers, their neighbors being few and far between. They had twelve children eight sons and four daughters, eight now living - David; Nancy, now Mrs. Drellinger, residing in Indiana; Samuel; James; Sarah, now Widow Warren, also living in Indiana; Phoebe, now Widow Kirby, living in Illinois; Hannah, now Mrs. Shimp, living in Indiana; and John, Mr. Graham was twice married; by his first wife he had three children, all deceased. The subject of this sketch was married, Nov. 21, 1822, to Anna Proud, born in New Jersey Oct. 14, 1799, a daughter of Peter and Abigail Proud, who came to Warren County in 1805; by this union Mr. Graham and wife have had seven children - Nancy, born May 23, 1823, died Feb. 23, 1824; Elizabeth, born Nov. 30, 1824, married Ezekiel Mulford, died July 9, 1850; Samuel, born Sept. 12, 1826, married Mary Richardson, died July 19, 1876; Phoebe, born July 13, 1828, married John Murry, died Aug. 7, 1881; Abigail Ann, born June 20, 1830, married James Earnhart; Hannah, born June 5, 1833; and Maria, born June 27, 1835, married Charles E. Earnhart. Mr. Graham is now 79 years of age, and has spent his entire life in this county, except four years' residence in Miami Co., Ohio; he lived twenty years on Sec. 27, Clear Creek Township; thence, in 1855, came to the old home farm, where he has since resided. Mr. Graham is now probably the oldest man living in Clear Creek Township who was born here; he has known what pioneer life was, and has lived to see the vast improvements and changes that have taken place in these many years; he is one of the prominent and well-known farmers of Warren County, and has been one of her best and most worthy citizens. Mr. Graham and wife have now traveled the journey of life together fifty-nine years - almost threescore years. William Graham., the father, was married in leather breeches. Mr. Graham found many Indian relics on his farm. Mr. Graham's father made a cradle of clapboards, in which all his children were rocked, and it is now an heirloom in the family.

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