Seeking information on Thomas GRAHAM, b. ca 1810 Ireland, resided Warren Township by abt. 1839 on farm he purchased from federal government as original land patentee. Thomas supposedly married twice, first wife (and mother of children) unknown; second wife named Catherine. Children: William b. NY ca 1837; Thomas b. IL ca 1839, Andrew b. IL ca 1841, James b. IL ca 1843, Owen b. IL ca 1847 and Mary Ann b. IL ca 1848.
Of the children: William left home before 1860 and worked on Mississippi river boat before marrying Catherine Burns in 1872 in Winona, MN and homesteading in South Dakota. Of Thomas nothing is known. Andrew inherited the farm; James supposedly went to Chicago; Owen went to Canada to prospect for gold and Mary Ann believed to have died young.
In the 1850 census for Lake County there is also another Andrew Graham living in the household who may have been Thomas' brother and may be the same Andrew Graham in the 1860 and 1870 census listed as a tailor living in Waukegon. Is this family familiar to anyone?