Graham, Burrill Family - Clark County IL



Burrill Graham Family
Clark County IL

Submitted by Bob WALLS <[email protected]>


Probate for Reuben Graham, Crawford Co., Illinois

Miles Flinn Administrator of Reuben Graham vs. Elizabeth Graham and Susannah Graham, Petition for Sale of Real Estate to Pay debts. Term July 1863.

Now at this day causes the said administrator and gives the court to understand that Susannah Graham one of the defendants herein is an infant under the age of legal majority and au motion of said Administrator Ed. S. Wilson Esgn is appointed guardian of said infant defendant Susannah Graham and the said Ed S. Wilson appears in open court and waiver further notice herein.  Causes also the said guardian Ed. Wilson and files the answer of Susannah Graham infant defendant herein in substance that he knows nothing of the matter and things in said petition and calls for proof of the same.
And the residence of the said defendants being each three times solemnly called causes not but makes default herein.  And it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that there has been due service of process herein.  Upon the said Elizabeth Graham.
It is therefore ordered by the court the matters and things contained in said petition be taken as confessed by the said Elizabeth Graham the adult defendant herein.  And the court being fully advised and satisfied from the petitions answer of guardian exhibits and proofs addressed that the said administrator has made a just and true account of the condition of said deceased and that the personal estate of said deceased will not be sufficient to pay the debts of said estate cast of administration and the probate amount that will be required to be raised out of the real estate of said deceased will be the sum of $150.00.
And the court being also satisfied from the proofs that the said deceased died seized of his own right in the North East quarter of the North West quarter of Section Eleven, Township five, North of Range fourteen, west lying and being in the County of Crawford, State of Illinois.
It is therefore ordered by the court that the said administrator proceed to sell said tract of land at the premises or at the North front door of the court house in the town of Robinson in said county at public venue.  On a credit of six and twelve months after posting up written notices of the time and place of said sale for the space of six weeks and causing the same to be published in some newspapers of general circulation as required by the statutes in such cases made and provided.  And that he take from the purchaser notes with approved permission security and a mortgage on the premises sold and that he execute to the purchases a deed of conveyance for the same and that he apply the proceeds of said sale to the payment of the debt of said deceased and the costs of administration and that he make report of his actings and doings herein to this court at some subsequent term to which time this cause is continued.

1860 Illinois, Clark County, Melrose Township census:

Page 61, family 494/433
Burrill Graham age 48, born in Indiana, farmer, property val. 1200/300
Alice age 33, born in N.C.
Nancy age 17, born in Illinois
Ruth age 14, born in Illinois
Martha age 10, born in Illinois
Almarinda age 7, born in Illinois
John age 4, born in Illinois
James age 2, born in Illinois

Page 61, family 500/439

Ichabod Graham age 28, born in Indiana, farmer, property val. 1500/500
Nancy age 33, born in Tennessee
Ellison M. age 5, born in Illinois


1870 Crawford County census:

Martin Township, Oblong Post Office, house #36, family 31, page 5,
Juretta Graham age 42, born in N.C., housekeeper, value $600/$200.
Ransom age 9, born in Illinois
John age 7, born in Illinois
Harriett age 6, born in Illinois
Haddock age 4, born in Illinois
Mary Cox age 18, born in Illinois
Eliza Jane Cox age 16, born in Illinois

Land transfers in Crawford County, Illinois:

Elizabeth Graham - Grantor to George Brubaker - Grantee, Volume 31, Page 328, $200.00, Jan. 8, 1880.  N1/2 of S.E. ¼ of S.W. ¼, section 36, township 7, range 13W.

Ransom Graham-Grantor to J.R. Cravens-Grantee, Vol. 57, p. 175, $300.00, 17 December 1894, part of section 2, twp. 5, range 14W.


Haddock Graham-Grantor to H.G. Cravens-Grantee, Vol. 57, p. 178, $60.00, 11 January 1886, part of section 2, twp 5, range 14W.


John C. Maxwell-Grantor to Noah Graham-Grantee, Vol. 33, p. 149, $75.00, Lot #63, in Wm. C. Jones addition to Robinson.


George R. Preston-Grantor to Lewis Graham-Grantee, Vol. ?, p. 522, $200.00, 23 March 1865, section 35, twp. 6, range 14W, kind of instrument W.D.


Reuben Graham-Grantor to John Graham-Grantee, book I, page 441.


James Cournbaugh-Grantor to Reuben Graham, book K, page 367.


Reuben Graham-Grantor to Francis King-Grantee, book I, page 577.


Ichabod Graham-Grantor to Wm. Y. Holmes-Grantee, book J, page 521.


J.S. Belknap-Grantor to Dan H. Graham-Grantee, Vol. 51, page 483, $125.00, 11 April 1890, Lot #13 in Trimble (small town north of Robinson).


George M. Brubaker-Grantor to Elizabeth G. Graham-Grantee, Vol. 31, p. 327, $200.00, 10 January 1880, S ½ of S.E. ¼ of S.W. ¼, section 36, twp. 7, range 13.


Marriage licenses of the Grahams;


Nelson Graham to Zilphen            08-17-1831 Orange Co., IN.

Agnes Graham to George Bryant       09-29-1840 Clark Co.
John Graham to Polly Leonard        04-16-1842  Crawford Co.
Reuben Graham to Sarah Ann Partlow      12-08-1842  Clark Co., p.117
Burrell Graham to Alice Leonard     08-10-1843  Crawford Co.
Judith Graham to Milton Gill            10-12-1843  Clark Co.
Elizabeth Graham to Squire Moore        12-24-1843  Crawford Co.
Rebecca Graham to Joseph Coohoon        04-03-1845  Clark Co.
Rhoda Graham to Thomas Austin       09-22-1848  Crawford Co.
Lewis Graham to Catherine Partlow       03-16-1848  Clark Co., p.134
Reuben Graham to Jerusha Mays       10-14-1852  Crawford Co.
Ichabod Graham to Nancy Cox         10-15-1852  Crawford Co.
Reuben Graham to Elizabeth Neal     12-03-1857  Crawford Co.
Agnes Graham to John E. Walls       04-18-1875  Clark Co.
Thomas Graham to Celia Overstreet       Book C, page 3, Crawford Co.
Eliza Cox to Hiram Wright           Book C, page 1, Crawford Co.
    Daughter of Ritta Ann Cox Graham
Mary Cox to Silas Higgins           Book A, page 6, Crawford Co.
    Possible Ritta's daughter.

Family Group Sheet of Burrill Graham Sr.:


Burrill Graham born 1774, in North Carolina, died August 1849, in Clark County, Illinois.

Rebecca (wife) born 1779, in North Carolina, died unknown.
Children:
Reuben Graham born 1808, in N.C., m. 08 December 1842 in Clark County to Sarah Ann Partlow, died 20 May 1858 in Clark County, other wives include Jerusha Mays, and Elizabeth Neal.
Nelson Graham born 1810, in N.C., m. 17 August 1831 in Orange County, Indiana, to Zilphen Boswell, died unknown.
Burrill Graham Jr. born 1813, in N.C., m. 10 August 1843, in Crawford County, Illinois, to Alice Leonard, died 08 February 1866 in Clark County, Illinois.
John Graham born 1815, in N.C., m. 07 April 1842 Crawford Co., Illinois, to Polly Leonard, died 1863, in Illinois.
Lewis Graham born 1822, in Orange County, Indiana, m. 16 March 1848, to Catherine Partlow, died 01 January 1866, in Crawford County.  2nd marriage was to Juretta Ann Mills.
Agnes Graham born 1824, in Orange County, Indiana, m. 19 September 1840 to George W. Bryant, died unknown.

Probate of Lewis Graham:


Crawford County Court Record 2nd day of March Term 1866, In the matter of the estate of Lewis Graham, deceased.  Order on appraisement bill and estimate to widow.

Now at this day comes John Sheets and James Leib Administrators of the Estate of said deceased and presents to the court an appraisement bill of the goods of said deceased accounting to the sum of $356.50 also are appraisers estimate of specific property allowed by law to the widow for herself and family accounting to the sum of $462.50 and the court having exercised the said appraised bell and estimate and being sufficiently advised deed satisfied concerning the same it is.
Ordered that the same be approved and it is further ordered that the same filed & recorded.

In the matter of the estate of Lewis Graham, deceased.  Order on Inventory to widow and inventory Real Estate.

Now at this day comes John Sheets and James Leib Administrators of the Estate of Lewis Graham deceased and presents to the court an inventory of property taken by the widow of said deceased amounting to the sum of $351.20m also the inventory of the real estate of said deceased amounting to the sum of $--.-and the court having examined the said account & bills and being sufficiently advised and satisfied concerning the same it is ordered that the same be approved and is further ordered that the same be filed & recorded.

In the matter of the estate of Lewis Graham, deceased.  Admin.

Appointed equal.
Ordered that John Sheets and James Lieb be appointed Administrators of the estate of Lewis Graham who died in said county on or about the 1st day of January A.D. 1866, upon their entering into bond in the penal sum of five hundred dollars with good security and taking the oath required by law.
And now again comes the said John Sheets and James Lieb and presents to the court for approval their bond as before by this court required with Edward Neely as security thereon and the court having examined said bond and being sufficiently advised and satisfied concerning the same it is.  Ordered that the same be approved and it is further ordered that said bond be filed  & recorded.

Family bible records from Ransom Graham, copy given to me by Carl Graham of St. Louis, Mo.  Carl being Ransom's grandson.


Lewis Graham                            d. 6 Jan. 1866

Ritta A. Graham     p.o.b. N.C.         b. 20 June 1826 d. 28 Nov. 1878
John Graham          p.o.b. Oblong Il.  b. 5 Dec. 1860
Mary E. Cox             b. 8 Sept.
Eliza Cox                   b. 28 Dec. 1851 d. 14 July 1899
Charles W. Graham,   Casey, IL  b. 7 June 1882  d. 14 Oct. 1896
Ervin L. Graham,        St. Marie, IL   b. 15 Nov. 1884 d.
Lenora A. Graham,     St. Marie, IL b. 21 Apr. 1887 d.
Omer E. Graham,        St. Marie, IL    b. 21 Sept. 1889    d.
Evert B. Graham,        St. Marie, IL   b. 7 Nov. 1896  d.
Clara Bell Graham,     St. Marie, IL    b. 22 Jan. 1894 d. 17 May 1894
Curtis H. Graham,       St. Marie, IL   b. 21 Nov. 1896 d. 6 Feb. 1897
Rossie R. Graham,      St. Marie, IL        b. 26 Mar. 1899 d. 25 Jan. 1900


Information on the Graham family


The earliest that I can find Burrill Graham is in the 1810 North Carolina census.  He is found there as Burl Graham, in Richmond County.

He is listed in the 1812 North Carolina Muster Rolls for the 1812 War.  He is found in the Third Regiment, (Believe to be Cavalry) of Richmond County.  The captain is Pleasen M. Mask, 1st Lt. Henry Thomas, 2nd Lt. John MacKinnon, 3rd Lt. John Carmichael and Ensign Shelsby Cobman.  Also found in that unit is Archibald Graham Jr, could this be a brother of Burrill?  Another Archibald Graham (Believe to be the father) is found in Moore County, Third Regiment.  (Just speculation on the relationships.)

It is a possibility that the Graham family arrived in Indiana between 1815 and 1819.  Reuben, born 1808 in N.C., Nelson, born 1810 in N.C., Burrill Jr, born 1813 in N.C. and John, born 1815
in N.C.

Burrill is found in the 1820 Indiana census, page 130, Orange County. He is listed as GREYHAM, Burnell.

The census reads males: 410010 and females as: 21010, occupation as 0300. 
He can also be found in the Indiana 1820 Enumeration of Males of Orange County, Indiana.  This enumeration comes from the 1816 Indiana Constitution requiring an accounting of eligible males throughout the state for purposes of determining the number of legislative members.  In this enumeration he is found as GREYHAM, Burrell.

Burrill is still found in Orange County, Indiana in the 1830 census. He is found on page 40, as GRAHM, Burrell.  The census reads males: 11022001 and females 1110001.  This can explain why
Lewis, the son, is show as being born in Indiana, when his brothers were born in North Carolina.

While in Orange County, Indiana, he can be found in a Will.  He is listed for Lewis THOMAS, 4 Feb. 1824, 13 April 1926, beloved wife (name not given); children Ruth, Tilden, Lewis, Joseph, and
  Stephen; Charles Bouchman, John Bouchman, Burrell Graham, Eli Morris, James Atkinson, William Trueblood, Daniel Lambdin, Exec: Son Tilden, friend Shadrach, not witness.  (Could this be the reason that someone came up with the surname Thomas for Rebecca, unknown at the moment.)?

In the 1840 Illinois, Clark County census Burrill can be found listed as Basel Graham, page 81, and line 22.  The census reads 1 male 15/20,  2 males 20/30, 2 males 30/40, 1 male 70/80, while
the females read 1female 10/15, 2 females 20/30 and 1 female 40/50.

Burrill's son Nelson married Zilphen Boswell in Orange County on 17 August 1831. Nelson's daughter Milla was born in 1835 in Indiana (per the 1850 census) and Burrill bought land in 1836, so now the travel period has been narrowed down to 1835 to July 25th, 1836.

Burrill bought land in Melrose Township, Clark County, Illinois, two land sections: Section 29, Town 9N, Range 12W, W1/2-NW1/2 Lot, 80 acres, and Section 30, Town 9N, Range 12 W, E1/2-SW1/2
lot, 80 acres.  This property was bought on July 25th, 1836, for a cost of $1.25 p/acre.
Record ID #109562 and 1095663.


Other lands purchased by this Graham clan in Illinois:


Burrill, Jr. on 8/27/1838, record ID. #113968, 40 acres, $1.25 p/acre, Federal sale, Clark county, sect. 31, twp. 09N, Meridian 2, Arch. Vol. No: 291, sect. Part: NENE, range 12W, Vol. Page # 202.


Burrill, Jr. on 10/13/1840, record ID. #117481, 40 acres, $1.25 p/acre, Federal sale, Clark County, sect. 31, twp. 09N, section part NWNE, range 12W, Meridian 2, Arch. Vol. #291, Vol. Page #278.


Reuben, on 02/20/1838, record ID. #109566, 40 acres, $1.25 p/acre, Federal sale, Clark County, sect. 32, twp. 09N, section part NWNW, range 12W, Meridian 2, Arch. Vol. #291, Vol. Page #190.


Reuben, on 04/08/1839, record ID. #117485,  40 acres, at $1.25 each, Federal sale, Clark County, sect. 31, section part SENE, twp. 09N, range 12W, Meridian 2, Arch. Vol. #291, Vol. Page #222.


Reubin, on 04/10/1839, record ID. #117486, 40 acres, at $1.25 each, Federal sale, Clark County, sect. 29, section part NWSE, twp. 09N, range 12W, Meridian 2, Arch. Vol. #291, Vol. Page #224.


Reuben, on 02/16/1852, record ID.  #136751, 47.11 acres, at $1.25 each, Federal Sale, Crawford Count, sect. 2, section part W2LOT2NW, twp. 09N, Meridian 2, Arch. Vol. #291, Vol. Page #193.


Nelson, on 09/20/1838, record ID. #113972, 40 acres, at $1.25 each, Federal Sale, Clark County, sect. 29, section part SWNW, twp. 09N, range 12W, Meridian 2, Arch. Vol. #291, Vol. Page #204.


Nelson, on 02/07/1851, record ID. #143225, 40 acres, at $1.25 each, Federal sale, Clark County, sect. 31, section part SESW, twp. 09N, range 12W, Meridian 2, Arch. Vol. #291, Vol. Page #137.


John, on 09/01/1851, record ID. #136748, 40 acres, at $1.25 each, Federal sale, Crawford County, sect. 25, section part SWSW, twp. 06N, range 14W, twp. 06N, Meridian 2, Arch. Vol. #291, Vol. Page #162.


John, on 09/01/1851, record ID. #136749, 40 acres, at $1.25 each, Federal sale, Crawford County, sect. 26, section part SESE, twp. 06N, range 14W, Meridian 2, Arch. Vol. #291, Vol. Page #162.


Ichabod, on 05/10/1852, record ID. #136745, 40 acres, at $1.25 each, Federal sale, Crawford County, sect. 06, section part W2LOT1NE, twp. O8N, range 12W, Meridian 2, Arch. Vol. #291, Vol. Page #202.


Lewis, on 10/15/1852, record ID. #127715, 40 acres, warrant, Federal sale, Crawford County, sect. 25, section part SESE, twp. 06N, range 14W, Meridian 2, Arch. Vol. #296, Vol. Page #194.


Lewis Grayham, on 10/04/1852, record ID. #126447, 47.47 acres, warrant, Federal sale, Crawford County, sect. 02, section part E2LOT2NE, twp. 05N, Meridian 2, Arch. Vol. #296, Vol. Page #188.


There is a L. Graham from Clark County, in Information about individuals prior to 1850, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  It states: The individual was a commissioned 1st Lt., of the 36th Regiment, 25 Jan.

1843, Executive Record 1843-1847, volume 4, page 6.  Could this be why Lewis didn't have to pay for his land?


I believe that Agnes Graham who married George W. Bryant on 29 September 1840 in Clark County; Illinois is Burrill's daughter.

She was listed as being born in Indiana in the 1860 Illinois, Clark County census; Melrose Township, page 55, line 423/370, with her husband George W. Bryant.  He is listed as age 42, born in Kentucky and she is listed as age 36.  With them are their children Burrill age 16, born in Illinois, and Eliza age 12, born in Illinois.  Her son would have been named after her father Burrill.  Also in the 1850 census the family is listed in Melrose Township with the other Grahams'.

The other possible daughters could be Rebecca Graham to Joseph Cohoon on 3 April 1845 and Judith Graham to Milton Gill on 12 October 1843 both in Clark County, Illinois.


Burrill Sr, is found in the 1850 Mortality Schedule, V.1-3, P.29, Clark County, Illinois, District #48, and Enumerated by James Martin, P.118. as Burrill Graham, age 76, married, b. N.C., was a farmer and
  died of Sudan in August.

In the 1850 Illinois, Clark County census in Melrose Township you can find the Graham clan.  They are listed as:


#1166

Rebecca Graham, f, age 71, born in N.C.
Rueben, m, age 42, born in N.C.
Nelson, m, age 40, born in N.C.
Burrel, m, age 37, born in N.C.
Susannah, f, age 6, born in Illinois

#1167

Bryant, George W., m, age 29, born in Kentucky, farmer
Agnes (Graham), f, age 27, born in Indiana
Burrel, m, age 6, born in Illinois
Louisa, f, age 2, born in Illinois

#1168

Graham, Nelson, m, 40, born in N.C., farmer
Zilpha, f, age 40, born in Kentucky
Ichabod, m, age 18, born in Indiana
Milla, f, age 15, born in Indiana
Burrel, m, age 11, born in Illinois

#1169

Graham, Burrell, m, age 38, born in N.C, farmer
Alice, f, age 23, born in N.C.
Nancy, f, age 7, born in Illinois
Ruth, f, age 4, born in Illinois

In York Township you can find John Graham

#985
John Graham, m, age 35, born in N.C., farmer
Mary, f, age 28, born in S.C.
George, m, age 6, born in Illinois
Dan, m, age 4, born in Illinois
Elizabeth, f, age 2, born in Illinois

On page 269, line 12, family #1496/1496, Cumberland Precinct, 16th

October, you will find Lewis Graham
Lewis Graham, m, age 27, born in Indiana, farmer
Catherine, f, age 27, born in Illinois
Levica, f, age 9, born in Illinois
Agnes, f, age 2, born in Illinois
Lucy Bush, f, age 15, born in Illinois

For the 1860 Illinois census:

Lewis Graham can be found with his family in Crawford County, page
532, Oblong Post Office. Listed with him are:
Retty Ann age 40
Agnes Graham age 10, b. in Illinois
Alford Graham age 8, b. in Illinois
Albert Graham age 5, b. in Illinois
Ransom Graham age 1, b. in Illinois
Mary Cox age 10, b. in N.C.
Louisa Cox age 8, b. in N.C.
James Cox age 6, b. in N.C.

Marriage license for Lewis Graham to Catherine Partlow:

15 March 1848, Marriage license was granted to Lewis Graham and Catherine Partelow both of lawful age now both of this county.  Test: Davis Phillips, Clerk, by H. Harlin, Deputy.
State of Illinois, Clark County, I Ewing Chancellor one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said county, do hereby certify that I joined Louis Graham and Catherine Partlow in the hands of matrimony according to the usual customs on the 16th day of March 1848, E. Chancellor J.P. (Seal), Returned, Registered and filed April 1st, 1848, Tests: Davis Phillips, Clerk.
(Notice the two different ways the Partlow is spelled.)( Catherine would be the daughter of Issac and Rachel Partlow, from Clark County, Illinois.)

Marriage license for Lewis Graham to Retty Ann Cox:

State of Illinois, Crawford County, B-87, 1857, #848, The people of the State of Illinois, to all who shall see these presents-greeting.
Know you this license and permission is hereby granted to any regular Minister of the Gospel, authorized to marry by the Church of society to which he belongs, any Justice of the Supreme Courts, Judge of any Infrian (?) Courts; or Justice of the Peace, to celebrate and certify the marriage of Lewis Graham and Retty Ann Cox according to the usual custom and the laws of the State of Illinois.  Witness, James A. Neal, Clerk, of the County Courts of Crawford County, Illinois, at Robinson, the 2nd day of December A.D. 1857., Signed: J.A. Neal.
State of Illinois, Crawford County: I do hereby certify that on the 3rd day of December A.D. 1857 I joined in the holy state of Matrimony Lewis Graham and Retty Ann Cox according to the usual custom and the laws of Illinois.  Given under my hand and seal, this the 7th day of December A.D. 1857.  Signed A.J. Tuson

New information as of April 2001


The following information on the Graham Family was sent to me by George Thomas, 9936 Huntwyck Dr., Raleigh, N.C. 27603.  George researched the North Carolina Archives for this information. Without
his help I never would have been able to make it this far, and for that, I owe him my gratitude.  You will notice I have submitted his comments to me, pertaining to the information.  I find them very informative and thought it gave a great presentation of the material. In the research of Burrill Graham, the only information that has been found that hasn't been previously documented is now listed below.

George Graham #1 appears in census records up and through 1830 at which time he was enumerated as 70-80 years and living in Richmond County NC.  Looking at the 1840 census, there is no longer a George whose age tracks to be 80-90 years.  So, George Sr. died after 1830 and before 1840. In support of this idea, we know that George Graham Sr. deeded land to his son John and "youngest son Peter" in 1831.

From other transaction made by George Sr., we know that he had brothers or relatives of equal generation named William and John.  In 1830 the elder George Graham Sr. was listed beside what appears to be his son named John.  In that year, there is only one other male living in the house of George Graham Sr. This was likely his youngest son Peter.  Of particular interest, in 1830, a John Graham of same age was enumerated on the same page as George Graham Sr. This John Graham is listed beside what appears to be a son George, named in honor of his brother.
In 1796, George Sr. deeded land to what appears to be his namesake son known at that time as George Jr.  In the 1830 census, this George Jr, was listed on a separate page from his father. George Jr. lived on past the 1830, leaving a will in 1856.  This George also had a son named George.
Reviewing the record of George Graham Sr., how and where does our Burrill fit into this family?   We know from the 1830 census that George Graham Sr. was born 1750-1760.  From deeds, we know that
George Graham lived near the Thomas's in southern Richmond County near the Quaker community known as "Piney Grove."  Burrill is listed next to Lewis Thomas [jr.] in a Richmond County NC roster of War of 1812 soldiers.   By 1820, he has moved to Orange County IN with the same Thomas family. As appears in the Orange County IN will of Lewis Thomas, we know that Burrill married his daughter Rebeckah.   Indiana census records indicate Burrill Graham was born ca. 1760-1770.
Looking at the early North Carolina Secretary of State Land Grants issued to George Graham [Sr.], we find that several of the 1790's documents name "Burrell Graham" as chain carrier.   Being a friend, neighbor, or member of the family, the chain carrier assisted the surveyor and served as witness to insure a proper survey.    Notice that George Graham [Jr.] was also listed along side of Burrill as chain carrier in these grants. From the census recorded ages for Burrill and George Graham Sr., it is possible that Burrill is the oldest son or younger brother of George Graham Sr.   We believe him to be an older son of George Graham.
There are more deeds for Richmond County that pertain to this family.
The records below were put together in support of the belief that George Graham Sr. is the father of Burrill Graham.  All comments, corrections and additions are welcome.

_____ Stands for missing word that couldn't be decipher.

(Sp)  Stands for possible misspelled word.

Grants for George Graham of North Carolina


George Graham (Grant #4033, Anson County, North Carolina,) Entered: 30 January 1779, Surveyed _ Feb 1779, Issued: 3 April 1779: This platt represents one hundred & fifty acres of land in Anson
County, W. of Gum Swamp on the N.E. of Bear Creek.  Beginning at a pine on the E. side of Sd. Creek runs, thence N Co E. 43 chains of 30 Links to a pine amongst 3 pines, Thence S 49 E. 10 chains J 70 links to Derby Hennagan. Beginning pine, thence with his line S 18 E. 26 chains to a pine by one pine a pointer, thence S 60 W. 39 chains to a corner in Bear Creek. North thence N 35 W. 35 chains of 50 links to the beginning.  Surveyed for George Graham this ___ day of February 1779. Chain Carriers: Nath. Williams and Wm. Graham


George Graham (Grant #4069, Anson County, North Carolina,) Entered:

15 February 1779, Surveyed _____ 1779, Issued 3 September 1779, Book 30, Page 270, Grant #107, Entry #620, 63 acres, Location: Wt. of Gum Swamp and Et. Of Bear Creek:
This platt represents sixty-three acres of land in Anson County.
W. of the Gum Swamp, S.E. of Bear Creek beginning at a pine by pine George Graham, South corner in Derby Hennagan, first line and fourth, thence with his line S 18 E. 18 chains to a stake in a line amongst 3 pines, thence N 60 W. 35  chains to a stake amongst 4 pines on the E. side of Bear Creek, thence N 18 W. 18 chains to a stake in George Graham forth line, then the _______ of his line N 60 E. 35 chains to the beginning.  Surveyed for George Graham this ___ day of 1779.  Hn. Wm. Love, D.S. Chain Carriers: Wm. Graham and John Graham

(Note: Richmond County was formed from Anson County the very next year.  Speculation from George Thomas that William was the brother to George Graham.  He states that later census would show that George would not have children old enough at this time to be legal chain carriers of age over 12 years.)


George Graham (Grant #652, Richmond County, North Carolina,) Entered: 21 September 1791, Issued: 17 December 1794, Book 83, Page 703, Grant #703, Entry #209, 100 acres, Location: E. side of Gum Swamp:

This plan represents one hundred acres of land in Richmond County on the East side of Gum Swamp.  Beginning at a Cypress on the West side of a pond turning South sixty five degrees West, seventy four poles to William Campbell corner then West one hundred and twenty seven poles to a corner then West ninety poles to a corner then North sixty-three poles to a corner then East eighty poles to a corner then North seventy poles to a corner then South seventy degrees East 200 poles to the beginning.  Entered this 21st day of September 1791 and survey for George Graham the 27th day of February 1792.  Signed:Mathew Covington  D Sur (Deputy Surveyor)
Order to Surveyor: Richmond County, North Carolina, No. 2 og.  To the surveyor of Richmond County, greetings you are hereby required to lay off survey for George Graham a tract of land in said county containing one hundred acres on the East side of Gum Swamp, joining on the North West of Wm. Campbell lines.
Observing the act of assembly in such cases made be provided.  Given under my hand at office this 4th day of Feby. 1792, entered Sep 21st 1791,
signed: Tho. Dockery E.T.
Chain Carriers: Coline Campbell and John Barns

George Graham (Grant #740, Richmond County, North Carolina,) Entered: 1 March 1792, Issued: 17 Dec. 1794, Book 84, Page 194, Grant #672, Entry: #269, 50 acres, Location: on E. side of Gum Swamp:

This plan represents fifty acres of land in Richmond County on the East side of Gum Swamp, beginning at a large pine among two pines pointers in Grahams line turning South seventy-two degrees, West sixteen poles to a pine near a pond then seventy three degrees West, Seventy two poles to a Black Jake then North ten degrees East sixty poles to a corner then East one hundred and ten poles to a corner the South sixty tow poles to Grahams line then as his line South seventy two degrees West forty poles to the beginning.  Entered the 1 day of March 1792 and survey for George Graham Sr. the 26th day of February 1793.  Signed: Mathew Covington, D Sur Order to Surveyor: Richmond County, North Carolina, #269: To the surveyor of Richmond County greetings you are hereby required to lay off said survey for George Grahams a tract of land in said county containing fifty acres East of Gum Swamp, joining his own lines.
Observing the act of assembly such cases made be provided, given under my hand at office this 10th day of June 1792, entered March 1st, 1792, signed: Tho. Dockery E.T.
Chain Carriers: George Graham and Burrel Graham.

George Graham (Grant #913, Richmond County, North Carolina,) Entered: 15 March 1793, Issued: 30 June 1797, Book 94, Page 1, Grant #877, Entry #415, 50 acres, Location Near the Watery Branch:

This plan represents fifty acres of land in Richmond County near the Watery Branch of Gum Swamp, beginning at a pine Colan Campbell corner and turns South, then South fifty deg., West one hundred poles to a stake, then South seventeen deg. East eighty poles to a stake, then North fifty deg., East one hundred poles to a corner, then North seventeen deg., West eighty poles to the beginning.  Entered the 15 March 1793 and survey for George Graham this 15 of November 1794.
Signed Mathew Covington D Sur
Order to Surveyor: Richmond County, North Carolina, No. 415, To the surveyor of Richmond County, greetings, you are hereby required to lay off said survey for George Graham a tract of land in said county, containing fifty acres on both sides of the Watery Branch, joining his own by Archer Lucus lines, and perhaps Farley lines _________.  Observing the act of assembly in such cases made be provided, given under my hand at office this 2d day of July 1793, entered 15 March, written T.D. E.T., signed: Tho. Docking E.T.
Chain Carriers: George Graham and Benjamin Graham

George Graham (Grant #031, Richmond County, North Carolina,) Entered: 22 Oct 1800, Entry #124, 100 acres, Location: Beginning at a stake E. of Gum Swamp.

State of North Carolina, Richmond County, survey for George Graham one hundred acres of land by virtue of a warrants #124, entered the 22 day of Oct. 1800.  Beginning at a stake 4 pines pointers, East of Gum Swamp in a line of his 75 acre. Survey running North seventy East nine poles to Farley's corner, then with his line North two West one hundred and sixteen poles to his other corner, then East sixty poles, then North eighteen, West forty poles, then South seventy five, West one hundred & twenty five poles, then North seventeen, West one hundred and forty poles, then South twenty, then West eighty poles then South thirty poles, East one hundred and forty eight poles, then North seventy then East eighty five poles, then direct to the beginning.  Survey July 2nd 1801, signed: Benjn Covington.
Order to Surveyor: Richmond County, North Carolina, No. 124; To the surveyor of Richmond County, greeting, You are hereby required to lay off and survey for George Graham a tract of land in said county. Containing one hundred acres on the East side of Gum Swamp and West of the Watery Branch joining his own line.  Entered the 22 October 1800.  Observing the act of assembly in such cases made be provided-given under my hand this 4th day of Feby 1801, Mathew Covington, E.T.
Chain Carriers: George Graham and Burrell Graham

George Graham (Grant #1509, Richmond County, North Carolina,) Entered: 22 Oct. 1800, Issued: 1 Oct. 1808, Book 123, Page 223, Grant #1491, Entry #124, 100 acres, Location: Beginning at a stake 2 pines pointers.

This plan represents one hundred acres of land in Richmond County.  Beginning at a stake 2 pines pointers on the East of Gum Swamp, and West of the Watery Branch in the line of seventy five acres, granted that George Graham & runs North seventy four degrees East two chains to a pine one pine pointer, John Farley's corner, then as Farleys line North thirty one chains & 63 links to his corner in the Watery Branch, then East Ten chains to a stake, 2 pines pointers in said Farley's line then North seventeen West ten chains, to George Grahams line of 100 acres, then North 17 W 35th South 73 W 17 chains South 17 E 38 chains North 73 E 23 chains then direct to the beginning.  Entered the 22 day of Oct. 1800 & surveyed for George Graham June 6th 1800, signed ______ __________
    Order to Surveyor: Richmond County, North Carolina, To the surveyor of said county, you are hereby required to lay off & survey for George Graham one hundred acres of land in the county afoursaid on the East side of Gum Swamp & West of the Watery Branch, joining his own lines, entered the 22nd day of Oct. 1800, #124.  Observing the act of assembly & given under my hand this 1st Sept 1801, signed
Mathew Covington E.T.
Chain Carriers: George Graham and William Graham  (George Thomas note...This George who was chainer is likely the son of George, that would make him a Jr.)
Receipt: North Carolina, Comptroller's Office, Nov 30 1802.  It appears from a Receipt of the Treasurer lodged in this Office, that George Graham has paid Purchase-Money for an Entry of Land of One Hundred Acres in the County of Richmond which Entry is #124, signed
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Deed (C-575 Richmond County, North Carolina,) 27 May 1788.  George Graham to William Graham:

This indenture made this twenty seventh day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand, seven hundred and eighty eight, between George Graham Sr. of the County of Richmond and State of North Carolina, planter of the one part and William Graham of the County and state aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said George Graham for and in consideration of the sum of twenty five pounds current money of said state to him in hand and by the said William Graham at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said George Graham in doth acknowledge himself fully satisfied.
(This deed refers to #4069) (Comments of George Thomas: Since George would likely be too young to have a son William who bought the land... this is likely a brother.  Was this the Wm. who was chain bearer for the Anson County Grants?   ...appears William is a brother of George Sr.)

Deed (C-757 Richmond County, North Carolina,) 4 March 1796.  George Graham Sr. to George Graham Jr.

This indenture made the 4th day of March 1796 between George Graham Sr. of the county of Richmond and State of North Carolina of the one part and George Graham Jr. of the county and state aforesaid of the other part.  Witnesseth that for and in the consideration of fourteen pounds whereas money of N.C. in hand paid to me in hand the two George Graham Sr., by the Sr. George Graham (unable to decipher rest of the deed to make sense in whole sentences, George Thomas states it is in relationship to grant #740.)  (George Thomas wonders if this may be the George Graham who died in 1856.  He also states there was a George who appears to be the son of John above who was also in Richmond early, he also has pointed out, was the George who was chain bearer of the grant the Sr. or Jr.?)

Deed (N-385, Richmond County, North Carolina,) 15 April 1831.  Peter Graham from George Graham:

This indenture made this fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and thirty one between George Graham Sr. of State of North Carolina, & County of Richmond of the one part to Peter Graham my youngest son of the same state & county of the other part Witnesseth that for the consideration of the love respect affection good will & regard which I have and do bear for my son the said Peter Graham and wife the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged I of the said George Graham said therwith fully satisfied and paid hath bargained, sold alienatted (sp) released bequeathed conveyed & confirmed, thy these presents do give grant convey & confirm unto the said Peter Graham his heirs &  assigns forever a certain tract of parcel of land containing two hundred & forty eight acres situate lying & being in the above.  Mentioned state & county and on the East side of Gum Swamp beginning at a pine Colin Campbells corner, the beginning corner of a fifty acre tract granted to said George Graham Sr. & running with first line of said tract South 50 degrees West twenty five chains to a pine 2 pines pointers, then North 17 degrees West ten chains & fifty links to the
second corner of a tract of seventy five acres granted to George Graham Sr.  Then with the 2 line of said tract North 73 degrees East eighteen chains & seventy five links to the third corner of said tract.  Then North 17 degrees West six chains to a stake the beginning corner of a tract of hone hundred acres granted to George Graham Sr. and runs North 74 degrees East two chains to a pine one pine pointer John Farley corner, then us Farley line North thirty one chains and sixty thru links to his corner in the Watery Branch, then East ten chains to a Jake two pines pointers on Farley's line, then North 17 degrees West twenty seven chains and fifty links to a stake in a small bay, then south 72 1/2 degrees West forty five chains eighty links to a corner in the Cypress Pond.  Then South 17 degrees East twenty chains, fifty links, then North 73 degrees East four chains and twenty five links to a cypress the beginning corner of a tract of seventy five acres granted to George Graham Sr.  Then with
the first line of said tract South 17 degrees East twenty seven chains to the beginning containing to hundred & forty eight acres,  within the above bounds & corner above mentioned being part of two tracts each one hundred acres and the whole of two other tracts, one seventy five and the other fifty acres.  To hold to the said Peter Graham his heirs & assigns all & singular the above conveyed two hundred & forty eight acres of land and all the conveniences thereunto belonging as an indefeasible right furthermore without any hindrance, encumbrance & molestation with the following exception.
(From the beginning corner piece of this conveyance North 17 degrees West ten chains, then North 73 degrees East to a small drain, then down the various courses of said drain including all the part of said conveyed land which his on the South East and West of said bounds together with the farm, buildings & dwellings on the same shall be reserved for the age and behoof support and his discretion of myself & my daughter Bety during our natural life.) and after our death to be the said Peter's right of inheritance as above mentioned and lastly I the said George Graham Sr. my heirs and assigns do warrant and defend the said bargained two hundred & forty eight acres of land and every part thereof from all others person whatever & C (note: shorthand for "And others").  In witness whereof I the said George Graham Sr. do present set my hand and likewise fix my seal the day and year first above written.
Signed, sealed & delivered in the presence of us Alex Cole McKinnon & John MacD Shaw, signed George ( X) Graham
The within was proven by Alex C McKinnon, ordered to A. D. Crawford Clk, by E. Sinclair.
(Comments of George Thomas: This must be the elder George Graham Sr.!!!  We know by this deed that in 1831, he had a" youngest son" named Peter.  Note that the George Graham who wrote a will in 1856 also had a son named Peter?   If George Graham, father of Burrell, was 70-80 in 1830, he would be 96-106 at the time of writing of the will.  ...Possible, but not likely.  The will was likely for George Jr.  After his father died in the 1830's, George Jr. became Sr.  It appears George Jr. had a son named Peter in honor of his brother's name?  But still at issue,...was the 1831 deed of George Sr. to youngest son Peter,...was this the old George or his son George?)

Deed (N-386, Richmond County, North Carolina) 15 April 1831.  John Graham Jr. from George Graham:

This indenture made this fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty one.  Between George Graham Sr. of the state of North Carolina and county of Richmond of the one part and John Graham Jr. of the same state and of county of the other part.  Witnesseth that to and in consideration of the love respect, affection, good will  & regard which I have and do bear for my son the said John Graham Jr. his family & heirs in full satisfaction for the following conveyed & confirmed and by those present, do give, grant, convey and confirm unto the said John Graham Jr. his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and twenty acres situated, lying & being in the above mentioned state and county and on the East side of Gum Swamp, beginning at a stake in the second line of a certain tract of one hundred acres granted to George Graham Sr.  Being the beginning corners of a certain tract of one hundred and fifty acres granted to William Campbell which is now possessed by McKinnon and runs with the second line of said hundred acre tract North 72 1/2 East twenty two chains and eighty links to a stake the third corner of the said
hundred acre tract, then South 17 1/2 West forty five chains and eighty links to a corner in said ponds, then North 72 1/2 East thirteen chains to the second corner of a tract of fifty acres granted to said George Graham Sr., then with the second line of said tract North 73 degrees West eighteen chains to a stake two pines pointers, then with third line of said tract North 10 degrees East fifteen chains to a stake a large pine and thru Black Jack pointers near McKinnons ditch, then East twenty one chains to a stake near a Black Jack in the home or last line of the Jack hundred & fifty acre track- then South sixteen chains to the beginning containing one hundred & twenty acres as above mentioned, within the above bounds corners and distances being part of thru tract Viz. 2 of  100 & 1 of 50 acres granted to George Graham Sr.  To hold to the said John Graham Jr. his heirs and apigns forever as an indefensible right of inheritance without any hindrance, encumbrance or molestation the above-conveyed one hundred and twenty acres together with all the conveniences, there unto belonging, and lastly I the said George Graham Sr., my heirs & assigns and every part thereof from all other person whatever & C.  In witness whereon I the said George Graham Sr., do hereunto set my hand and likewise fix my seal the day and year first above written - Signed sealed and delivered, in presence of us Alex C. McKinnon and John MacD. Shaw, signed George ( X ) Graham.
(Comments from George Thomas: 15 April 1831, George Graham Sr. to my son John Graham Junr., so the earlier John was likely the brother of George... the use of John Jr. was to distinguish him from his uncle.)

"Will" of George Graham, Richmond County, North Carolina


In the name of God Amen I George Graham of the state of North Carolina and county of Richmond do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following.

(Viz.) and first I direct that my body be decently buried and that my funeral be conducted in the manner corresponding to my Estate and situation in life and that the funeral expenses together with all my just debts be paid by my Executor herein after named out of the first monies due to me which may be collected after my death.
I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sally my negro boys Moses and Dennis, my negro girls Eliza and India, also the use of all my land my stock of any kind farming utensils my buggy, waggon and cart all my household and kitchen furniture, also four hundred dollars in notes and money.  The above named property to be hers during her widowhood only, except the notes and money which are absolutely her ________.  To my son Peter Graham, I give and bequeath ten dollars, with what he has already received.  To my son Calvin Graham, I give and bequeath my negro girl Julia after the death of his mother.  To my son William Graham, I give and bequeath my negro boy Andrew.  To my son George H. Graham, I give and bequeath my negro boy Charles. To my daughter Miranda Graham, I give and bequeath my two negros, Jesse and Milly to herself and the heirs of her _____.
To my son James Graham, I give and bequeath my negros Moses and John, said John to be his where he become of lawful age and Moses to be his at the death of his mother also my upper tract of land commencing at a stake in James Grahams line near a large pine and runs to Bridge Creek at or near second branch a line the road and over the creek to Robert Harly's line continuing about three hundred acres to be his at the death of his mother.  To my son Henry Graham, I give and bequeath my negros Dennis and Eliza to be his at the death of his mother, also my lower tract of land including the balance of my land to be his at the death of his mother.  To my grand daughter Sarah Graham, James Grahams daughter.  I give and bequeath my negro boy Nelson.  I devise and direct that at the death of my beloved wife Sally that all the property there on hand including stock, farming utensils, household and kitchen furniture be sold at public sale and the proceeds be equally divided between all my children.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my truly friend Alex C McKinnon, my lawful Executor to all intent will purposes to execute this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning the same and every part and clauses.
    Thereof hereby according and declaring utterly void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made.
    In witness whereof I the said George Graham do hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day of Nov. A.D. 1855.  Signed George ( X ) Graham.  Witness by Peter McRae and Robert Hasty

Court of Peas & Quarter Sessions, October Term 1856, State of North Carolina, County of Richmond:

The foregoing last will & testament of George Graham deceased being profounded (sp) in open court for Probate and the due execution thereof, proven by the examination on oath of Peter McRae and Robert Hasty, subscribing witness thereto, in order to be enrolled & recorded in the Clerks Office, of this Court.
And Alex C. McKinnon the executor therein named renouncing in writing his right to execute the said last will & testament - George Graham in appointed administrator cumtestamento annexo and entered into bond in the sum of twenty five thousand dollars with Duncan McIntyre, Sarah Graham, James C. Graham and Peter McRae as surities.
Signed S. W. Webb, CCC

Census:


1830 Richmond County, North Carolina, page 213:

George Graham Jr., 2 males 5/10 years, 2 males 10/15, 1 male 40/50
Dugald Graham, 1 male 30/40 years, 1 male 80/90

1830 Richmond County, North Carolina, page 216:

George Graham Sr., 1male 20/30 years, 1- over seventy under eighty male
John Graham, 1 male under 5, 1 male 5/10 years, 1 male 20/30, 2 females under 5 (this John Graham was enumerated beside George Sr., so could this be a father and son neighbors?)

George Graham, 1 male 30/40 years, 1 female under 5

John Graham Sr., 1 male 10/15 years, 1 male 20/30, 1 male 70/80

1840 Richmond County, North Carolina, Stewartsville District

George Graham, 1 male under 5, 3 males 15/20 years, 1 male 20/30, 1 male 50/60, 1 female 5/10
Peter Graham, 1 male under 5, 1 male 40/50 years, 1 female under 5, 2 females 5/10, 1 female 10/15  (Peter was the second name below George above.)  (This was the son of George Graham Sr. and brother of George Jr.  What happened to him?)



1850 Richmond County, North Carolina, Stewartsville District, enumerated on 26 July 1850:

    Page 255
#51/51 George Graham, age 65, farmer, born in N.C.
        Sarah, age 49, born in N.C.
        Mary?, age 16, born in N.C.
        James, age 12, born in N.C.
        Mary, age 10, born in N.C.

    Page 256
    #55/55 William Graham, age 28, farmer, born in N.C.,
        Martha, age 19, born in N.C.
        Charles, age 10, born in N.C.

    Page 259
    #107/107 George Graham, age 25, farmer, born in N.C.
        Dennis (?) Lovette, age 30, born in N.C.
        Mary, age 25, born in N.C.
        Alsey, age 7, born in N.C.
        Effie, age 5, born in N.C.

    #108/108 Calvin Graham, age 30, farmer, born in N.C.
        Caroline, age 25, born in N.C.
        Sarah, age 5, born in N.C.
        Effie, age 2, born in N.C.
        Flora, age 9, born in N.C.

1850 Marlboro County, South Carolina, page 130:

    #123/123 Peter Graham, age 35, farmer, born in North Carolina
        Sarah Ann, age 28, born in South Carolina
        Thos., age 7, born in S.C.
        Edy, age 7, born in S.C.
        Carolina, age 4, born in S.C.
        Anne E., age 3, born in S.C.
        James, age 8/12, born in S.C.
(This is the son of George Jr. as named in the 1856 "Will."  This is
not the Peter who received land from George Sr.  This was likely the
nephew of that Peter.)

#125/125 Emanuel Graham, age 25, born in South Carolina, living at

home of Joseph Ivey

New information 27 May 2001

Census records for John Graham, son of Burrill Graham. 

1850 York Township, Clark County, Illinois, page 142, family #985;
John Graham, 35 years old, born in North Carolina, Farmer, Mary, age 28, born in South Carolina
George, age 6, born in Illinois
Dun, age 4, born in Illinois

Census records for John Graham, son of Burrill Graham.  1860 Oblong Township,

Crawford County, Illinois, page 165,  #1170/1170;
John Graham  40 years old, born in North Carolina
Mary, 37 years old, born in North Carolina
George, 16 years old
Dian, 14 years old (F)
Elizabeth, 12 years old
Judah, (F) 10 years old
William, 8 years old
Hannah, 4 years old

From Carl Graham, 1860 Clark County Census

Marshall Township, page 61, #484, Graham, Burrill, age 48, born in Indiana,
Farmer
Alice, age 33, born in North Carolina
Nancy, age 17, born in Illinois
Ruth, age 14, born in Illinois
Martha, age 10, born in Illinois
Almarinda, age 9, born in Illinois
John, age 11, born in Illinois
James, age 2, born in Illinois

Casey Township, page 439, #500, Graham, Icabod, age 28, born in Indiana,

Farmer
Nancy, age 23, born in Tennessee
Ellison, age 5, born in Illinois

From Monica Herbertson:


1880 Lost River Township, Martin County, Indiana, #104/104;

Graham, Burrill, age 42, born in Illinois, both parents born in North Carolina, Farmer
Mariah, age 35, born in Indiana, both parents born in Kentucky
Margaret, age 14, born in Indiana
Mary, age 12, born in Indiana
Emile, age 2, born in Indiana

Burrill (son of Nelson) Graham married Mariah Bledsoe, on 6 January 1864, book 2, page 186, Martin County, Indiana.

Nelson Graham married Matilda Jones, on 22 January 1863, book 2, page 154, Martin County, Indiana.
Millie B. Graham married William Collins, on 6 March 1894, book 5, page 538, Martin County, Indiana.
Margaret Graham married James T. Powell, on 17 November 1883, book 4, page 440, Martin County, Indiana.

Information from documents:


Marriage License of Burrill Graham to Alice Leonard

State of Illinois, Crawford County
I, Jas. F. Hand of said, do hereby certify that Burrill Graham and Alice Leonard of the within named persons, personally appeared before me on the 10th of the August and was lawfully married by me according to the rules of this neighborhood.
Given under my hand and seal this 11th day of August 1843.  Signed; Jas. F. Hand J.P.

State of Illinois, Crawford County

To all whom these presents shall come, Greetings, Know Ye, that License and permission is hereby granted to any regular Minister of the Gospel,
authorized to marry by the Church or Society to which he belongs, and Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice of any Superior Court, Justice of the Peace, or other authorized person, to celebrate and certify the Marriage of Burrill Graham and Alice Leonard now both of said County, according to the usual custom, and the Laws of the State of Illinois.  Witness, Wm. B. Baker, Clerk of the County Commissioners Court of said County, the seal of said Court being hereto affixed, at Palistine this 9th day of August 1843, signed: Wm. B. Baker.

Marriage License of Reuben Graham to Sarah Ann Partelow, 5 December 1842, #117

1842 Marriage license was granted to Reuben Graham of lawful age and Sarah Ann Partelow by the consent of her father, now both of this county.  Test: Davis Phillips, Clerk
State of Illlinois, Clark County, I hereby certify that on the Eight day of December 1842, I joined in the holy State of Matrimony Reuben Graham and Sarah Ann Partelow according to the usual custom and laws of the State of Illinois.  Given under my hand and seal on the Eight day of Dec. 1842.  Signed N. Wells, J.P.
Returned, Registered and filed: Dec. 10th 1842, Test: Davis Phillips, Clerk

Marriage License of Reuben Graham to Jerusha Mays;

State of Illinois, Crawford County,
The people of the State of Illinois, to any person authorized by the laws of said State to solemnize marriage, Greetings:
You are hereby licensed to celebrate and certify the marriage of Reuben Graham and Jerusha Mays, both of this county.  Witnessed: James H. Steel, Clerk of the County Court of said County and seal thereof affixed at Robinson this 13th day of October 1852.  Signed James H. Steel, Clerk

I John Wright a Justice of the Peace in and for Crawford County, Illinois, certify that I did on this 14 day of October 1852, solemnized the marriage of the above named Reuben Graham and Jerusha Mays.  Signed J. T. Wright, J.P.


Marriage License of Reuben Graham to Elizabeth Neal;

State of Illinois, Crawford County,
The people of the State of Illinois, to any person authorized by the laws of said State to solemnize marriage greetings:
You are hereby licensed to celebrate and certify the marriage of Reuben Graham and Elizabeth Neal, both of this county.  Attest. James H. Steel, clerk of the County Courts of Said County, seal thereof affixed at Robinson, this 2nd day December 1857.  Signed: J.H. Steel, Clerk

State of Illinois, Crawford County,

I certify that I joined together as husband and wife the above named Reubin Graham & Elizabeth Neal on the third day of December 1857.  Signed: Niles Felim, J.P.

Marriage License of John Graham to Polly Leonard

State of Illinois, Crawford County
The people of the State of Illinois to any  (?) Justice of the Peace, Minister of the Gospel, or other person, legally authorized to solemnize and certify the Rites of Marriage, (?)
You are hereby empowered to join in marriage Mr. John Graham and Miss Polly Leonard, the age of the parties having been proven on oath by G.W. Bride, and for so doing this shall be so sufficient warrant.  Make return of this writ in thirty days.  Witness the Clerk of Said County, seal thereof at Palistine, this 6th day of April 1842.  Signed: Wm. B. Baker Clerk
I on the 7th of the (?), Personally appeared the above named persons and was lawfully joined in marriage by the undersigned a Justice of the Peace of said County, according To the Rules of this neighborhood.  Given under my hand and seal this 7th day of April 1842.  Signed: Jas. F. Hand, J.P.
     
Found in the Bailiff Cemetery, located in Clark County, by Eva Chism:
these graves at the very back of the old part, there looked to be at least 2 spaces between Burrill's grave and James' grave.
    Graham
Father      Mother
James       Rebecca E.
1858-1923   1857-1934

(a newer looking stone for this one):

Burrill Graham
       Died
Febry. 9. 1866
       Aged
53 Ys. 5 Ms. & 7Ds.    There is writing on the bottom of Burrill's stone, but she didn't have any tools at that time to clear it out to read.


Probate record on John Graham, found in Crawford County, Illinois,

Box 37, File 31:
State of Illinois, Crawford County:
Crawford County Court, April Term AD 1867.
To the Hon. Aaron Shaw Dale, Judge of the 25th Judicial Circuit of the State of Illinois.
Your petitioners Mary Shade late Mary Graham and widow of John Graham deceased and Elizabeth Graham daughter of said John Graham decd.
That on or about the 11th day of January AD 1861 said John Graham departed this life intestate at the said County of Crawford and dying was seized of the following described real estate to with, West ½, West ½  of lot number two in town (5) five, and South West gn (?), South West gn (?) Section twenty five (25) and the North West gn (?) S.E. gn (?) of section twenty four (24) in Town Six, and all in Rangefourteen (14) West the Crawford County, Illinois.  That said John Graham left surviving him your petitioner Mary Shade his widow and George Graham, Dun Graham, Elizabeth Graham, Judith Graham, William Graham, Hannah Graham and Matilda Jane Graham his children and only heirs as low.  That on or about the 20th day of January AD 1864 the said Dun Graham departed this life intestate and unmarried leaving him surviving you petitioner Mary Shade his mother and George Graham, Elizabeth Graham, Judith Graham, William Graham, Hannah Graham and Matilda Graham his brother and sisters and his as low.  That said George Graham departed this life intestate on or about the 18th day of March AD 1865 leaving Sarah Graham his widow and Joshua E. Graham his only child and heir as low.  That by reason of the peruses (?) your petitioner Mary Shade is entitled as widow of said John Graham deceased to a dower state of one third part of said lands during her eternal life and to two equal parts with parts thereof as heir of said Dun Graham deceased, that said Elizabeth Graham, Judith Graham, William Graham, Hannah Graham and Matilda Jane Graham as children's and heirs of said John Graham deceased are each served of one seventh part of said lands subject to the dower estate thereon of their said mother, and to one forty ninth part thereof as heirs of the said Dun Graham deceased.  That said Joanca E. Graham is subject as a heir of said George Graham deceased of one seventh and one forty ninth part of said lands subject to said dower state.
And your petitioner show unto your Honor that ever since the death of the said John Graham, said lands have been held in common and undivided and one still so held.
Your petitioner pray that said Sarah Graham widow and Joanca E. Graham child of said George Graham deceased, and said Judith Graham, William Graham, Hannah Graham and Matilda Jane Graham may be made parties defendant to this petition and that a guardian at later may be appointed to defend said Joanca E. Graham, Judith, William, Hannah and Matilda Jane Graham who are in parts.
And your petitioners pray that on a find hearing of this petition the court will order and adjudge that division and partition of said lands shall be made according to the respected rights and interests of the parties as (?) wherefore stated and such forth of the same can be done consistently within the interests of said estate and in case the same common be so partitioned then that the same may be sold under the judgement of the court.  That the value of said dower estate may be offered and paid and the residue of the proceeds of such sale shall be distributed among the parties according to their respective rights and interests and that your petitioner may have such other and further relief in the (?) both of a general (?), special notice as there case my require and your …?…   signed:
Callohan, Atty. for Petitioner

Mary Shade being duly sworn on her oath, say that she has heard the foregoing petition read and that the motions and stays therein states and ….?…..    Signed with her mark X, Mary Shade.


Reuben Graham land sale in Crawford County:

From Land Sales, Book E, page 292, 1843, located in Crawford County, State of Illinois; This indenture made this twenty seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three between Reuben Graham and wife Sarah Anne of the County of Clark and State of Illinois of the first part, and Burrel Graham of the county of Clark and State of Illinois of the second part (?).
That the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Sixty Dollars to them in hand paid by the said party of the Second Part the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargained, sold aligned, conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell alien, convey and confirm, unto the said party of the second part his heirs and apigns forever the following described real estate, situated, lying and being in the county of Clark and State of Illinois and known and designated as follows to wit: it being a part of the South East quarter of the Northeast quarter of section thirty one in township nine north of Range twelve west commencing at he North west corner of the above described forty acres and from thence South forty poles thence east sixteen poles thence North forty poles thence Sixteen poles west to the Place of Beginning.  So as to contain four acres of ground.
Together with all the estate right title and interest both at law and in equity of the said party of the first part of in and to the same at law as in equity with privileges and appointenances thereinto belonging or in anywide appertaining.  To have and to hold the aforegranted premises with the appointenances to the only proper use benefit and behoof of the said party of the second part his being apigns forever and the said party of the first part for themselves, their heirs executives and administrators and apigns that we are the true lawfully owner of the aforegranted premises.  And have good night full power and authority to sell and convey the same in the manner aforesaid, and that said premises are now free clear and discharged and unencumbered of and from all former and other grants titles (?) charges and heirs of what nature and kind serve, and that said party of the second part his heirs and apigns shall at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold occupy and enjoy said premises and every part thereof with the appointenances without any suit, molestation or emotion of any person lawfully claiming or to claim the same, and further that the said party of the first part their heirs executors and administrators will warrant and forever defend the aforegranted premises with the appointenances and every part thereof unto the said party of the second part his heirs and apigns against all person lawfully claiming as to claim title to the same.  In testimony whereof the said party of the first part have hereunto set our hands and seals on the day and year first above written.
Signed Sealed and acknowledged in presence of Nathan Wells, Burrell (X his mark) Graham, Reuben Graham, Sarah Anne (X her mark) Graham
Be it remembered that on this 27 day of November A.D. 1843 before me the subscriber in acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County personally came Reuben Graham & wife to me personally hereon to be the identical person whose names are subscribed to the foregoing deed of conveyance and who acknowledged that the executed the same freely and voluntarily for the uses and purposes therein expected.  In interest whereof & laws hereunto set my hand and seal on the day and year last above written and the said Sarah Anne wife of the said Reuben Graham being examined by one separate said apart from the said husband acknowledged she executed the same freely without the fear of consequences of the said husband the date first above written.
Signed N. Wells J.P.

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