Johnson Graham

 

   

 

Johnson Graham

 


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Johnson Graham died in 1895 at the age of 88.  He is buried in Presbyterian Cemetery, Jackson Township

JOHNSON GRAHAM, retired farmer, post-office Jackson Centre, was born August 20, 1807, in what is now Worth Township. His father, William Graham, was born in either Scotland or Ireland, and came to America after having married his second wife, Sarah Boyle, and with her and daughter, Jane, and William, a son by his first wife, he came to America in 1800. Their children born in this country were Sallie, Hugh, Thomas, Mary A., John, Johnson, Susan, James, all of whom are dead but our subject, the parents of whom were members of the Seceder Church. Johnson Graham was educated in the log cabin school-houses of his day, going bare-footed a portion of his attendance. He began with only a willing heart and strong hands. About the first money he obtained to apply on the purchase of land was secured by cleaning and digging a mill-race, at 10 cents per yard. His first purchase was the old homestead of 150 acres. He was married, in 1837, to Jane E. Williamson, born in this county to Jacob Williamson, and by her he had two children: Isabella, married Henry Smith; William J., married Mary Johnson, of Youngstown, Ohio, and has Jennie, Fannie and George. Mrs. Graham died in 1872, and was a member of the Seceder Church. Our subject came to Jackson Centre in 1862, and bought 110 acres, a portion of which he laid off in town lots. He was a judge at the first borough election, and was once a member of the I. 0. 0. F. He is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and is a Republican.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1010

 

                                                         

                      

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