Graham Migration

George GRAHAM and his wife, Elizabeth TURNLEY married September 01, 1783 at Botetourt County, VA. They with two or three children, including Mary "Polly" GRAHAM, migrated with a group of other families to the French Broad settlement about 1785. This area was Washington County, NC then Washington County, TN then Greene County, TN now Jefferson County, TN and Caswell County, State of Franklin, George is found on a milita record for Greene County 1875.

George and Elizabeth GRAHAM lived in the Oak Grove Community, Greene/Jefferson county, TN on the north side of the French Broad River. They formed the Graham Chaple and are buried in the Graham Chapel Cemetery. They had 10 children. This couple visited in Overton County, TN.  It is possible their youngest child was born there.

Mary "Polly" GRAHAM married John SEHORN, Jr in 1899 or 1801 depending on which marriage record is used. She was married at "Mount Pleasant" in the Oak Grove Community at Greene/Jefferson County, TN. Mount Pleasant was the home of her mother's parents, John and Mary Handy TURNLEY. John SEHORN, JR was the son of John SEHORN, SR who operated the Sehorn Ferry across the French Broad River at the Oak Grove Community. Polly and John SEHORN moved to Standing Stone, Smith/White/Overton/Putnam County by 1801 Tax roll for Smith County and a milita list in 1801. John SEHORN died in 1809. He was survived by his wife and five children.
Mary Polly Graham SEHORN married Benjamin WALKER, JR and they had seven children. Some of their descendants moved to Missouri and Arkansas. One of Mary Polly's nephews is found on Overton County Census records living in her house hold. This may be a son of her brother, James GRAHAM.

Submitted by:
Leota Bennett

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