18 February 1932
Contributed by Liza Kight
Graham is a familiar name around Collinsville. There are several
families, some being no relation to others. Lee Gilmore Graham is
a native of Farmington, N.C., being born June 30, 1871. He married
Miss Bertha Cobler. They have reared a family of three daughters
- Mae (Walker), Sallie (Fay), Opal (Vannoy) and two sons, Charles and Wallace.
Mr. Graham was a rural mail carrier out of Collinsville for many years
and also a farmer. He served on the school board, was a member of
the Baptist church and the WOW.
Graham, "Bill", and wife, Amanda, were the parents of: George, Lee
and Homer, and two daughters, Betty and Odessa. George Graham married
Miss Alice Allmon and reared his family near the old homesite of his parents
in the Welch community. Lee Graham married Miss Lula Scott, and they
too lived in the Welch community, rearing four children, Scottie, Avrel,
Tennie (Moncrief) and Inez (David). Homer married Miss Mallie Murrell
and spent many years in the M & P Bank in Sherman. Betty married
Stephen Culpepper; Odessa married Herschel Vaughn, and they have continued
to live in the Graham homeplace.