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William Alexander Graham (abt. 1740 - 1818)

William Alexander Graham
Born about in Ulster Province, Irelandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 2 Jun 1767 in Rowan County, North Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 78 in Huntersville, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Jul 2011
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Biography

William Graham was a Civil Servant in the American Revolution

William Graham was born about 1740 in Ulster Province, Ireland.[1] He was the son of Richard Graham and Hannah Cathey.

William passed away about 1818.[1][2] A possible date of death is 17 Jul 1818 in Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, NC.[citation needed]

Marriage

Married 2 Jun 1767 in Rowan County, NC to Margaret Graham[3][2]
William and Margaret had nine sons:
  1. John Arthur Graham (1769 – 1835)
  2. James Graham (1771 – 1830)
  3. Richard Graham (1773 – ?)
  4. Joseph Graham (1776 – 1850)
  5. William Graham (1778 – 1858)
  6. Samuel Graham 1780 – 1842)
  7. Alexander Graham (1783 – 1847)
  8. Ezekiel Graham (1787 – 1863)
  9. Griffith Rutherford Graham (1790 – 1864)

Revolutionary War Service

Service: NORTH CAROLINA[2]
Rank(s): CIVIL SERVICE, PATRIOTIC SERVICE
Service Source: WHEELER, HIST OF MECKLENBURG CO, P 70; MECKLENBURG CO NC COURT MIN, BK 1 1774-1780, P 118; RAY, THE MECKLENBURG SIGNERS & THEIR NEIGHBORS, P 421
Service Description: 1) SIGNER OF THE MECKLENBURG DEC OF IND; ALSO DELEGATE; ASSESSOR

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 02 Sep 2019), memorial page for William Alexander Graham (1740–17 Jul 1818), Find A Grave: Memorial #8582052, citing Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; Maintained by Ronna Johnstone (contributor 47612309): headstone photo.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed Feb 22, 2018), "Record of William Graham", Ancestor # A046820.
  3. "North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004." Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. from county marriage records on microfilm located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Source: North Carolina State Archives.

See also:

  • King, Victor C. "Lives and Times of the 27 Signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence of May 20, 1775". Charlotte, NC, 1956.
  • "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFSW-WFQ : 20 November 2015), William Graham, 1818-1821; citing Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, State Archives, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,994,321.
  • "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHK1-1YC : accessed 22 February 2018), William Graham, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 360, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147.
  • "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHRW-SX6 : accessed 22 February 2018), William Graham, Salisbury, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 560, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 33; FHL microfilm 337,909.
  • "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHL9-61S : accessed 22 February 2018), Wm Graham, Capt B Willsons, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 515, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 42; FHL microfilm 337,915.
  • "Family Data Collection - Deaths" at Ancestry.com: Death date: 17 July 1818.
  • Ancestry Family Trees. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com.

Acknowledgements

Graham-6082 was created by Charles Bostian through the import of C_W_Bostian Family Tree Rev 12-13-2012_2014-03-30.ged on Mar 30, 2014.



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