James Ewart Graham born 1670 Inverary Scotland, died 1 Feb 178 Thyatira Rowan Co NC.
James had son,
James Graham Sr born 1695 Inverary Argyllshire, Scotland, died 1782 Rowan Co NC He was the Was ruling Elder in the Old Presbyterian Church.
James Graham Sr and his father came to America in 1733 and settled in Lancaster Co PA. Later they moved to Thyatira region of Rowan Co NC in 1747. He and some brothers received large land grants from the Earl of Granville in 1759..
Richard Graham born 1711 Inverary Argyllshire, Scotland, died Lancaster PA
married Nancy W… born 1716, born Scotland, died Mecklenberg NC
Richard moved his family from Ulster Province, Ireland to PA when his sons William and Joseph were both small boys. They later moved to Rowan Co NC ca 1762. William married Margaret Graham in 1767 and they moved to Mecklenberg Co NC where they lived out their lives.
James Graham Sr had son
James Graham Jr died 1784 Rowan Co NC, married Jane/Jean Foster. James came to American with his father and grandfather in 1733. James Sr. also brought his 3 other sons with him.
Honorable William Graham born 1740 Ulster Province Ireland, died 17 July 1818 Mecklenberg NC, married Margaret Graham on 2 June 1767 Rowan Co NC. born 25 Mar 1752 Denb Hutton & Covie Dumbries Scotland, died 12 May 1821 Raven SC.
William was son of Richard Graham and Nancy W…
Margaret Graham was daughter of James Graham Jr born 1719 Inverary Scotland and James wife was Jean Foster born 1720 Mecklenberg NC
Honorable William Graham was a signer of the Mecklenberg Declaration of Indendence adopted at Charlotte NC 20-31 May 1775. William was a farmer throughout his life. In Mecklenberg. His will was probated in 1818, shows he had accumutlted much property in the form of land and slaves who were considered of great value. He was very intelligent and highly respected by all who knew him. He was a Rev. War soldier and fought in the Battle of King’s Mtn. Under Col Dixon.The British were defeated there on 7 Oct 1780. This town is located on I 85 in SW NC near the SC border.He was founder and Elder of the Hopewell Presby Church of Mecklenberg. He is buried in the Old Hopewell Church yeard and his tombstone bears thi inscription, “Sacred to the memory of William Graham, who departed this life July 17, 1818, aged 78 yrs. He was an affectionate husband and parent, an obliging neighbor and useful citizen. Life is at best a narrow bound that Heaven allows to men and pains and sins run through the round of three score years and ten.”.
His wife Margaret is also buried in the Old Hopewell Church year and her tombstone is inscribed “Sacred to the memory of Margaret Graham, Relict of William Graham, died May 12, 1821, age 71. Tho’ worms destroy my wasting flesh and crumble all my bones to dust, My God shall make my frame anew at the resurrection of the just”.
John Graham born 3 March 1769 Mecklenberg Co NC die circa 1830 ALA
John was the Son of William Graham 1742 and Margaret Graham 1752
John Married Mary Pennington 1798 born 1781 died 1865 Coryell Co TX
Mary was the daughter of Isaac Pennington and Nancy….
John Graham and Mary Pennington had a son Jesse Abner Graham born 9 March 1804 Surry Co NC died 26 Oct 1887 Sugar Loaf Coryell Co TX buried Restland Cem. Gatesville TX.
Jesse Married Martha Jane Fannin in 1827, born 9 July 1811 Franklin Co TN, died 23 May 1894 Browns Creek Coryell TX, buried Restland Cem Gatesville TX Martha was the daughter of Middleston Fannin and Delphia Ann Moore.
Jesse was an Ordained Baptist Minister of the Old Baptist Order (now called Primitive Baptist). Paster Graham organized the Sugar Loaf Church, near Sugar Loaf Mtn in Coryell Co Tx in August 1856 and Established the Rainey Creek Church in the same County in 1857.
Middleton Fannin born 1765 Hillsborough Dist Caswell Co SC died 1835 Lincoln Co TN
Middleton was the Son of Laughlin Fannin 1731 VA and Winnifred Hubbard 1743 VA
Middleton married Delpha Ann Moore, shedied Lincoln Co TN
Peter Blackwell born 1788 Rutherford Co NC died Oct 1857 Jackson Co ALA
Son of Joel Blackwell and Rebecca Watkins.
Peter married Lydia Padgett 1807/10 born 1793 SC died 18 July 1872 Rutherford Co NC.
Peter and Lydia had son Joel Blackwell (the 2nd) born 18 July 1822 Rutherford Co NC died on13 July 1862 Devall’s Bluf,f Prairie Co Ark. and was buried a that site during the Civil War battle. Joel volunteered 15 Jan. 1862 at Belton TX as a Private in Company D, 18th TX Cavalry, Col. N H Darnell’s Reg, Confederate.
Joel was captured at the Fall of the CSA Post near Searcy Co Ark. on 27 May 1862. Two officers and 41 enlisted men were also captured.
Joel died on 13 July 1862 as a results of wounds received in this battle. He is buried near Devall’s Bluff, PrairieCo Ark.
Joel (the 2nd) married Sarah Emeline Graham, the daughter of Jesse Abner Graham and Martha Jane Fannin on 6 Jan 1843 in either Jackson or Madison County,Ala.
Sarah was born 3 Nov 1828 in Princeton, Jackson Co Ala died 31 March 1908 in Copperas Cove Coryell Co TX, and is buried there.
Joel Blackwell (2nd) and Sarah Graham had a son Peter Willis Blackwell born 30 July 1852 Coryell/Bell Co, TX died 25 June 1882 Killeen TX,
Peter married Jane Adeline Dorman on 21 May 1871 in Marlin, Falls Co TX. , she was born on 5 Dec 1849 McCoupin Co Ill, died 17 Feb 1929 in Copperas Cove Coryell Co TX and was buried in Killeen TX 2 days later, daughter of …Dorman and Jane…
Peter Blackwell and Jane Dorman had a son William Lawrence Blackwell born 2 Feb 1872 Killeen TX, died 7 Aug 1943 Dallas, buried 2 days later in Oak Cliff Dallas Tx. William married Sarah Samantha Claborn on 1 Dec 1891 at Ft Smith Sebastian Co Ark.
After Joel Blackwell (2nd) died, Sarah remarried to Charles Stuart Thomas on 21 Sep 1864, in Copperas Cove Coryell TX.
William Blackwell and Sarah Claborn had son Ivan Harold Blackwell on 30 March 30, 1895 in Bengal, Indian Terr. Ok, died at home on 24 Dec 1971 Dallas Tx. buried Dallas TX Laureland Cem Dallas TX on 27 Dec 1971.
On 16 April 1921 in Ft Worth, TXIvan married Lola Mae Grace born 22 Feb 1903 Franklin Robertson Co TX died 31 July 1976 in Claremont CA., buried Aug 4 1976 Laurel Land Cem. Dallas TX. Lola was the daughter of Noel Hamilton Grace and Anna Lula Grace.
Ivan Blackwell served in World War I in the U S Army, Troop A, 304 Cavaly, from 31 March through 31 July 1918 and , Division, Battalion, Camp MacArthur, Txfrom Aug 1 1918 through 26 Oct 1918. and Salvage Division, Quartermaster Corps, U S Army, at Camp McArthur, Tx from 27 Oct 1918 to his discharge on 4 April 1919, at Corporal, ASN 1120722.. Served in Civilian Conservation Corps from 2 Oct 1934 through 4 Oct 1934, discharged due to previous service connected disability in WWI.
Ivan was a sheet metal worker employed by the S H Lacy Co, in Dallas Tx in the manufacture, installation and repairing of cotton ginning machinery.
Ivan was also a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. He served 55 years and was Master Mason in the Order.
Ivan and Lola had 2 daughters, Audrea Maxine Blackwell born 3 Aug 1922 Dallas Tx, died 28 June 2000 CA and Lois Blackwell born 16 Oct 1927 Dallas TX died 2 July 2001 Dallas TX.
Lois married twice
1st toL D Hopson on 7 March 1947 Dallas Tx, divorced 20 Nov 1953 Dallas, TX assumed maiden name. No Children from this marriage
2nd to Henry Clay Henderson (widower) on 17 Nov 1955 Dallas TXNo children borne out of the marriage, but had a step daughter, Garnet Henderson, from his previous marriage to Dorothy Lillian Pettibone (deceased), of CT.