Grahams of Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland & surrounding townlands
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My Graham ancestor of interest, Mary Elizabeth Graham, was probably born between 1790-1795. Her eldest child, Graham Ross, was probably born between 1810-1815. Attempts to trace Mary's ancestry have proven fruitless. Early parish records for Ardstraw were lost in 1922. Surviving records date to the 1840s (Church of Ireland) & the late 1830s (Presbyterian). Such BMD records that survive prior to the 1830s come from gravestone inscriptions, family records and secular records (wills, land records, etc). Given that there were several Graham families in Ardstraw parish itself and townlands bordering on Ardstraw, that Graham is one of the more common Irish surnames (especially in Co Tyrone) and that Mary is perhaps the most common female forename in Ireland, the chance of identifying Mary's parents is likely non-existent. Charted below are the Graham families of Ardstraw parish & surrounding townlands in the parishes bordering the eastern half of Ardstraw parish. Mary presumably was a member of one of these families. Mary named her (known) children Graham, Isabella, Mary, Robert & Margaret. Robert appears in her husband's family so may have come from that side. Isabella is otherwise unknown in her husband's family and Margaret is rare, suggesting both of those names may have come from Mary's family. The names of all of Mary's children (apart from Graham) all occur (and suggestively, only occur) amongst the Graham's of Cavanalee townland in Camus parish, bordering Ardstraw to the north. A branch of the Cavanalee Graham's did settle in Straletterdallan townland in Ardstraw in the late 1800s, less than 2 miles from where Mary's husband was living in the early 1800s.

In addition to the families charted below there are traces of other Graham families who lived in the area, but for whom insufficient records are available to establish a family tree. One of the most interesting of these elusive families were Graham's living in Beltany townland in the far north of Cappagh parish. In 1666 a John Graham was listed in the Hearth Money Roll for Beltany in the parish of Ardstraw.[50] John was the only Graham listed in Ardstraw parish (which evidently at the time included what is now northern Cappagh). In the 1827 Tithe Applotment Book for Cappagh parish, a Samuel Grames [Graham] appears in Beltany.[29] In the 1860 Griffith's Valuation for Cappagh parish, William Graham appears in Beltany townland and James Graham appears in the neighbouring townland of Lislap West.[8] The 1796 Flax List for Capagh parish contains Ephraim, James & Robert Graham, who have not been accounted for.[28] Was one of these the father of Samuel? Possibly James since there is a James in the generation after Samuel. A Denis Graham appears in Drumnahoe townland, in the central north of Ardstraw parish, in 1850 (Hamilton Rent Books[9] and again in 1858 (Griffith's[8]). I have found no further trace of this individual. A cursory view of census & other records suggests that Denis was predominately a Catholic forename, at least amongst Graham's in Co Tyrone. All the Graham families charted below were protestant.


Graham Families of Ardstraw Parish, Co Tyrone

This family appears in the far west of Ardstraw parish, on the border with Co Donegal. Whilst living at the opposite side of Ardstraw parish from Newtownstewart (where my Mary Graham could be found after she married), this family are the only Graham's of Ardstraw parish who can be traced in the parish from the 1700s into the 20th century. An Arthur Graham died Ballyfolliard townland in 1740, leaving a will. Possibly a grandfather of James, below? James was possibly the son of the John Graham who appeared in the 1796 Flax list, receiving 4 spinning wheels (ie: growing between 4-5 acres of flax). James named a son John. The only other Graham unaccounted for in the Flax List was William, a name that does not appear amongst the Ballyfolliard until the 3rd generation after James.


1. James Graham,[1,4] probably born between 1760-1770. {From DOBs of children & in 1796 Flax List} In 1796 was growing between 1-2 acres of flax, receiving one spinning wheel in the Spinning Wheel Bounty.[1] Married unknown. Resided 1796, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[1] Resided 1833, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[4]

Children of James Graham:
*
i.
 
John Graham,[2,3,4,6] probably born between 1790-1800.

ii.

Robert Graham,[4] probably born between 1790-1810. Died between 1833-1849. Listed in 1833 Tithe Applotment Book for Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[4] Married Eliza.[8] {Eliza is presumably the Widow Graham listed as a tenant in Ballyfolliard in 1849 & listed by name in the 1859 & 1860 Griffiths Valuations for Ballyfolliard. Of the three adult male Graham's living in Ballyfolliard in 1833, one was still alive in 1860, another would have been in his 90s in 1860, leaving Robert as the probable spouse of Eliza} In 1859 & 1860 Eliza was leasing Block No.9a, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone from the Marquis of Abercorn, comprising a house, out-buildings & land covering 23 acres & 3 rood with an annual rateable valuation of 12 15s for the land and 1 10s for the house (total 14 5s).[8] In 1859 & 1860 leased Block No.9b, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone to Elizabeth Meehan, comprising a house with an annual rateable valuation of 5s.[8] Resided 1833, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[4] Widow Graham resided, 1849, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[9] Eliza resided, 1859, 1860, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8]




1.1. John Graham,[2,3,4,6] probably born between 1790-1800. {From DOBs of children & still alive in 1860} Listed in 1833 Tithe Applotment Book for Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[4] In 1859 & 1860 John Sr was leasing Block No.8b, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone from John Graham Jr, comprising a house & out-building with an annual rateable valuation of 15s.[8] Married unknown. Resided 1833, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[4] Resided 1849,1859,1860, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland (John Sr).[8,9]

Children of John Graham:
*
i.
 
John Graham,[7] born 1817[38]/1820,[3] Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[6]

ii.

Mary Graham,[2] probably born about 1825-1830. Married William Crawford, 28/11/1850, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3] William s/o Josias & Mary d/o John.[2]

iii.

Eliza Graham,[3] probably born about 1820-1830. Married Robert Evans, 23/11/1848, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Eliza the d/o John Graham.[3] In 1859 & 1860 was leasing Block No.2a, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone from the Marquis of Abercorn, comprising a house, out-buildings & land covering 40 acres & 4 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 17 5s for the land and 2 10s for the house (total 18 10s).[8] In 1859 & 1860 leased Block No.2b, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone to John Long, comprising a house with an annual rateable valuation of 5s.[8] In 1859 & 1860 leased Block No.2c, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone to William Parke, comprising a house with an annual rateable valuation of 5s.[8]




1.1.1. John Graham,[7] born 1817[38]/1820,[3] Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[6] Presbyterian, literate & widower, 1901.[38] Farmer, 1901.[38] In 1859 & 1860 was leasing Block No.8a, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone from the Marquis of Abercorn, comprising a house, out-buildings & land covering 41 acres 1 rood & 24 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 24 10s for the land and 1 10s for the house (total 26).[8] In 1859 & 1860 leased Block No.8b, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone to John Graham Sr, comprising a house & out-building with an annual rateable valuation of 15s.[8] In 1859 & 1860 leased Block No.9c, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone to Patrick McEnely, comprising a house with an annual rateable valuation of 5s.[8] Married Catherine Crawford,[7] 26/4/1847,[3,6] Crew Church,[6] Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,6] John the s/o John Graham.[3] Catherine, born 1821, d/o Josias Crawford.[3] Resided 1859,1860, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland (John Jr).[8] Resided 1901, house No.6, Ballyfolliard townland, Listymore, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38]

Children of John Graham & Catherine Crawford:

i.
 
William Graham, born 1851, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Presbyterian, single & literate, 1911.[5] Died 3/7/1912, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] "Probate of the Will of William Graham late of Ballyfolliard County Tyrone Farmer who died 3/7/1912 granted at Londonderry to John James Fyffe and John James Scott Farmers, 29/8/1912, effects valued at 1,125 16s. 11d."[10] {John James Fyffe married Ann Jane Graham, 9/1/1894, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone. Ann d/o William Graham.[3] The identity of Ann and & William is unknown. William, above, does not appear to have married according to the census records, yet John James was the co-executor of William's will suggesting a close relationship, such as a son-in-law. John James from Derrygoon, Castlederg, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]} Farmer, 1887, 1888, 1901, 1911, 1912.[5,10,38] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901.[38] In 1888 was executor of the will of William Crawford of Carnkenny townland, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] Resided 1887,1888, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] Resided, 1901, with father, Ballyfolliard townland, Listymore district, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided, 1911, house No.7, Ballyfolliard townland, Listymore district, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Living with him was Joseph (38yo) & Jane (57yo) McElhill, both servants & both Roman Catholic.[5] Resided 1912, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10]

ii.

Josiah Graham, born 26/10/1854, Ballyfolliard townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[6] Died 27/4/1929, Coast Hospital, Little Bay, NSW, Australia.[6,7] Buried 29/4/1929, Waverly Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6] Married Elizabeth Simms Chellew, 24/9/1883, The Scot's Church Manse, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6]
Children: (a)
 
William Crawford Graham, born 1884, Woollahra, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6,7] Died 1931, Woollahra, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6,7] Married Mary Caroline Foster, 1910, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6,7]
Children: (1)
 
Bertha A. Graham, born 1911, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[7]
(2)
Robert Josiah Graham, born 1916, Woollahra, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[7] Died 1953, Ryde, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[7] Married Lilian Louise Goldsworthy, 1939, Woollahra, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[7]
(3)
William F. Graham, born 1918, Woollahra, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[7]
(b)
Catherine A. Graham, born 1886, Woollahra, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6] Died 1910, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6,7] Married George Arnott, 1908, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6,7]
Children: (a)
 
Catherine Y. Arnott, born 1910, Woollahra, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[7]
(c)
Ada Jane Graham, born 1887, Woollahra, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6] Died 10/1887, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6] Buried 31/10/1887, Waverley Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6]
(d)

Yatala Stella Graham, born 1888, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6] Died 10/1909, Woollahra, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6,9] Buried 18/10/1909, Waverly Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6]
(e)

Norman Gordon Graham, born 1890, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6] Died 1976, Penrith, NSW, Australia.[6,7]
(f)

Hilda Elizabeth Graham, born 1893, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6] Died 1961, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[7] Married Thomas A. E. Francis, 1912, Woollahra, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[7]
Children: (1)
 
Ruth E. Francis, born 1912, Woollahra, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[7]
(2)
Thomas K. Francis, born 1913, Cobar, NSW, Australia.[7]
(3)
Bertha A. Francis, born 1915, Woollahra, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[7]
(4)

George W. Francis, born 1917, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[7]
(g)

James Lincoln Graham, born 1897, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6] Died 1976, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[7] Married Henrietta Glanville, 1920, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[7] Married Irene Lilian Dunks, 1940, Petersham, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[7]
(h)

Alan Adair Graham, born 6/3/1901, 3 Tivoli Terrace, Tivoli Street, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6] Died 27/11/1989, Gosford Hospital, NSW, Australia.[6] Buried 11/1989, Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, Botany, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6] Married Lily Veronica Taylor, 16/2/1924, Lambton, NSW, Australia.[6]
Children: (1)
 
Gordon Henry Graham, born 2/7/1927, Dixon Street, Lambton, NSW, Australia.[6] Died 29/8/1990, Lidcombe State Hospital, Lidcombe, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6] Buried 3/9/1990, Catholic Cemetary, Rookwood, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[6] Married Margaret Mary Cox, 16/3/1949, St. Michael's Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia.[6,7]

iii.

Thomas Graham, born 1862, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Farmer, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Carnkenny, Thomas was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Newtownstewart Orange Hall, William Miller collecting the signatures.[51] Married Elizabeth[38] Marley, 1894.[5] Elizabeth born 1867, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Both Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Carnkenny, Elizabeth was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Ardstraw, Fred Craig collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1901, house No.32, Carnkenny townland, Churchlands, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Living with the family in 1911 was Sarah Ann Magee, domestic servant, and James Quinn, a farm servant.[38] Resided 1911, house No.3, Carnkenny townland, Churchlands, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Living with the family in 1911 was Samuel McCleary, farm servant, and Anne Marley, mother-in-law.[5] Resided 1912, Carnkenny townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
Children: (a)
 
John Ross Graham, born 1894, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] Resided 1901,1911, with parents.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Carnkenny, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Porch of Presbyterian Church, Ardstraw, Fred Craig collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Carnkenny townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(b)
Robert Laird Graham, born 1896, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] Resided 1901,1911, with parents.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Carnkenny, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Newtownstewart Orange Hall, William Miller collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Carnkenny townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(c)
Ann Jane Graham, born 1898, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] Resided 1901,1911, with parents.[5,38]
(d)

William Graham, born 1899, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Died between 1901-1911.[5,38] Resided 1901 with parents.[38]
(e)

Thomas Graham, born 1901, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] Resided 1901,1911, with parents.[5,38]
(f)

Samuel Graham, born 1904, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Presbyterian & literate, 1911.[5] Resided 1911, with parents.[5]
(g)

James Graham, born 1906, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Literate, 1911.[5] Resided 1911, with parents.[5]
(h)

Cathren Elizabeth Graham, born 1908, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Literate, 1911.[5] Resided 1911, with parents.[5]



Whilst arriving in Ardstraw parish (and possibly Co Tyrone) most likely in the mid to late 1860s & so having no likely connection with any of the other Graham families charted here, this family settled in the same area that my ancestor, Mary Graham, lived, half a century earlier.


1. William Graham,[2,3] born 1835, Co Fermanagh, Ireland.[38] Saddler & harness maker, 1901.[38,47] Methodist & literate, 1901.[38] Married Martha Hunter.[2,3,38] Martha born 1843, Co Donegal, Ireland.[38] Martha methodist & literate, 1901.[38] Resided 1867, Co Donegal, Ireland.[38] Resided 1868,1871,1874, Newtownstewart, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2] Resided 1901, house No.43, Main Street, Newtownstewart, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Living with the family in 1901 was James Connelly, a saddler born, Co Fermanagh, Ireland.[38]

Children of William Graham & Martha Hunter:

i.
 
John Henry Graham, born 1867, Co Donegal, Ireland.[5,38] Harness maker, 1901.[38] Saddler, 1911.[5] Married Letitia Jane,[38] 1892.[5] Letita born 1871, Co Derry, Ireland.[38] Letita was the postmistress, 1901,1911.[5,38] Both Church of Ireland & literate, 1901, 1911.[5,38] Resided 1901, house No.64, Gortin, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Living with them, 1901, was Isabella Mullin, dressmaker, of Co Derry, Ireland (25yo).[38] Resided 1911, house No.50, Gortin town, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] {As of 1911 had 5 children, 2 still living}
Children: (a)
 
Alice Edna Graham, born 1893, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] With parents, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Gortin, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Gortin, Adam Hyde collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Gortin, Bodoney Lower parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(b)
Martha Graham, born 1895, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] With parents, 1901,1911.[5,38]
(c)
Minnie Graham, born 1897, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Died before 1911. With parents, 1901.[38]
(d)

2 additional children, died before 1911 & not listed in 1901 census.

ii.

Alice Graham, born 13/12/1868, Newtownstewart, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3]

iii.

William George Graham, born 18/1/1871, Newtownstewart, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3]

iv.

Elizabeth Graham, born 4/2/1874, Newtownstewart, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3]

v.

Thomas Graham, born 17/3/1876, Newtownstewart, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Saddler, 1901.[38] Methodist, single & literate, 1901.[38] Living with parents, 1901.[38]

vi.
James Graham, born 1881, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Railway clerk, 1901.[38] Methodist, single & literate, 1901.[38] Living with parents, 1901.[38]



Carnkenny townland is about 3 miles due west of Newtownstewart, about midway between Newtownstewart & Ballyfolliard. Immediately to the north is Ardstraw townland and to the east is Milltown townland. The forename Andrew is common amongst the Graham's of Cappagh & Drumragh parishes as well as the Graham's of Cavanlee, Camus parish, although all of those families tended to be Presbyterian for the most part. There is no trace of this family in the 1911 census.


1. Andrew Graham,[2,3] born 1842, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Irish Church, illiterate & widower, 1901.[38] Farm servant, 1901.[38] Married Susan Jamison.[2,3] Susan died before 1901.[38] Resided 1901, house No.25, Magheracoltan townland, Churchlands, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38]

Children of Andrew Graham & Susan Jamison:

i.
 
Eliza Jane Graham, born 23/5/1868, Castlederg, Urney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3]

ii.

Margaret Graham, born 13/8/1870, Newtownstewart, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3]

iii.

Matilda Graham, born 1/2/1878, Carnkenny townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

iv.

James Graham, born 1881, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Farm servant, 1901.[38] Irish Church, literate & single, 1901.[38] With father, 1901.[38]

v.

Isabella Graham, born 1886, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] House keeper, 1901.[38] Irish Church, literate & single, 1901.[38] With father, 1901.[38]



Some Graham Families of Upper & Lower Bodoney Parishes, Co Tyrone
There are no Graham's listed in the 1796 Flax List for Lower Bodoney (or Lower Badoney as it is sometimes spelt). This of course does not mean there were no Graham's in the parish, only that there were none growing more than 1 acre of flax. It is, however, suggestive that there were several Graham's listed in the 1796 Flax List for neighbouring Upper Bodoney, including James, John & Thomas, all names appearing amongst the family that appears in Lower Bodoney in the 1800s. By the 1850s, the only Graham family living in Upper Bodoney was a recent arrival from Co Monaghan via England. Trinamadan townland does border Upper Bodoney parish. Trinamadan townland lies to the north of the parish town of Gortin, Rylands is to the west.


1. Thomas Graham,[2] probably born between 1780-1805. {Upper limit from DOB of children & lower assuming no more than 80yo in 1859} In 1859 was leasing Block No.9a, Trinamadan townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone from Arthur Hamilton, comprising a house, out-building & land covering 62 acres 3 rood & 20 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 15 15s for the land and 1 10s for the house (total 17 5s).[8] In 1859 leased Block No.9b, Trinamadan townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone to William Gahy, comprising a house with an annual rateable valuation of 5s.[8] Married unknown. Resided 1830, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[26] Resided 1859, Trinamadan townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8]

Children of Thomas Graham:
*
i.
 
James Graham,[8] probably born between 1805-1825.

ii.

Sarah Graham,[3] probably born between 1820-1830. {From DOM} Married William McFarland, 28/5/1848, Gortin, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Sarah d/o Thomas.[3] In 1859 was leasing Block No.35a, Meenadoo townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone from Arthur Hamilton, comprising a house, out-buildings & land covering 33 acres 3 rood & 10 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 6 for the land and 15s for the house (total 6 15s).[8] In 1859 leased Block No.35b, Meenadoo townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone to Edward Devin, comprising a house with an annual rateable valuation of 5s.[8] Resided 1859, Meenadoo townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8]

iii.

Jane Graham,[2] probably born between 1825-1835. {From DOM} Married John Knox, 9/12/1856, Lower Badoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2] John s/o James Knox.[2] In 1859 was leasing Block No.12, Garvagh townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone from Arthur Hamilton, comprising a house, out-buildings & land covering 25 acres 2 rood & 5 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 7 15s for the land and 1 for the house (total 8 15s).[8] {John's father was living in the nearby Block No.13} In 1859 was co-leasing with his father, James Knox, Block No.15, Garvagh townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone from Arthur Hamilton, comprising land covering 1 acre & 1 rood with John's share of the annual rateable valuation being 10s.[8] Resided 1859, Garvagh townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8]
Children: (a)
 
William Knox.[10] Died 10/12/1896, Garvagh townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] "The Will of William Knox late of Garvagh Gortin County Tyrone National School Teacher who died 10/12/1896 was proved at Londonderry by The Reverend Adam Whyte of Gortin Presbyterian Minister and Samuel M'Farlane of Drumaduff Farmer both said County the Executors, 8/2/1897, effects valued at 142 19s."[10]
(b)
Sarah Knox, born 1/1/1868, Gortin, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2]




1.1. James Graham,[8] probably born between 1805-1825. {From DOB ranges of father & children} In 1859 was leasing Block No.28, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone from Arthur Hamilton, comprising a house, out-building & land covering 11 acres & 10 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 5 10s for the land and 1 5s for the house (total 6 15s).[8] In 1859 was leasing Block No.29, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone from Arthur Hamilton, comprising 13 acres 1 rood & 15 perches of land with an annual rateable valuation of 2 10s.[8] In 1859 was leasing Block No.30, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone from Arthur Hamilton, comprising 7 acres 3 rood & 10 perches of land with an annual rateable valuation of 15s.[8] In 1859 was levied 1 for his share of the annual rateable valuation of 103 acres 2 rood & 20 perches of mountain land, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone from Arthur Hamilton.[8] James total annual rateable valuation for 1859 was 11.[8] Married unknown. Resided 1859, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8]

Children of James Graham:

i.
 
Thomas Graham,[2] probably born between 1835-1845. {From DOB of daughter} Married Jane Mulrin.[2]
Children: (a)
 
Jane Graham, born 10/1/1868, Gortin, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2]

ii.

John James Graham,[3] probably born between 1825-1845. Died 1/9/1887, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] "Letters of Administration of the personal estate of John James Graham late of Rylands County Tyrone Farmer who died 1/9/1887 at same place were granted at Londonderry to David Graham of Rylands Farmer the Brother, 25/10/1887, effects valued at 121 10s."[10] Farmer, 1887.[10] Married Catherine Scott.[3] Resided 1887, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10]

iii.

David Graham,[2,3] probably born 1837, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Died 16/3/1911, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] "Administration of the Estate of David Graham late of Rylands Gortin County Tyrone Farmer who died 16/3/1911 granted at Londonderry to Mary Jane Graham the Widow, 21/9/1911, effects valued at 99."[10] Farmer, 1887, 1901, 1911.[10,38] Presbyterian & literate, 1901.[38] Married Mary Jane Flemming.[2,3,5,10] Mary born 1852, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Mary was Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911,[5,38] a farmer & widow, 1911.[5] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Rylands, Mary was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Gortin, Adam Hyde collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1887, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] Resided 1901, house No.8, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided 1911, house No.6, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,10] Resided 1912, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
Children: (a)
 
female Graham, born 7/12/1873, Gortin, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3]
(b)
David Graham, born 1876, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Farmer, 1911.[5] Married Mary Jane, 1901.[5,38] Mary born 1866, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Both Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then residents at Gortin, David & Mary Jane were signatories of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Gortin, Adam Hyde collecting the signatures.[51] Resided, 1901, with David's parents.[38] Resided 1911, house No.21, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] No issue as of 1911.[5] Resided 1912, Gortin, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(c)
Eliza Graham, born 5/6/1877, Rylands, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901.[38] With parents, 1901.[38] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1911.[5] Living with mother, 1911.[5] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Rylands, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Gortin, Adam Hyde collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(d)

William James Graham, born 1881, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Farmer's son, 1911.[5] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1911.[5] Living with mother, 1911.[5] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Rylands, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Gortin, Adam Hyde collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(e)

Annie Graham, born 1889, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38] With parents, 1901.[38] Living with mother, 1911.[5] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Rylands, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Gortin, Adam Hyde collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(f)

Mary 'Mina' Graham, born 1891, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38] With parents, 1901.[38] Living with mother, 1911.[5] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Rylands, Minnie was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Gortin, Adam Hyde collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(g)

Adam George Graham, born 1892, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Farmer's son, 1911.[5] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38] With parents, 1901.[38] Living with mother, 1911.[5] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Rylands, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Gortin, Adam Hyde collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Rylands townland, Lower Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]



This family arrived in Co Tyrone in the 1830s or 1840s from Co Monaghan, settling in Upper Bodoney parish, bordering Ardstraw parish to the east. All of the family appears to have emigrated to Australia & the USA in the mid to late 1800s.


1. Andrew Graham, born 1797, Monaghan, Co Monaghan, Ireland.[11] Died 30/11/1876, North & South Lislea townland, Upper Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[11] Andrew served in the British army prior to settling in Ireland.[11] In 1859 was leasing Block No.12a, North & South Lislea townland, Upper Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone from Charles John Gardiner, comprising a house & land covering 1 acres & 30 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 10s for the land and 10s for the house (total 1).[8] Married Jane Wilcox.[11] Jane born/baptised 23/12/1810, Cheltenham, London, Endland.[11] Resided 1859,1876, North & South Lislea townland, Upper Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8,11]

Children of Andrew Graham & Jane Wilcox:

i.
 
Andrew Graham,[11] born 1827.[54] Died 23/9/1912, Queensland, Australia.[12] In 1859 was leasing Block No.7a, Dergbrough townland, Upper Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone from James Moorhead, comprising a house & garden covering 10 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 2s for the land and 8s for the house (total 10s).[8] Married Sarah McTaggart.[12,54] Sarah born 1835.[12] Resided 1859, Dergbrough townland, Upper Bodoney parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8] Emigrated to Queensland, Australia,[11,54] arriving 13/10/1863 on the 'Rockhampton'.[54]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Graham, born 1855,[54] Co Tyrone, Ireland. Emigrated to Queensland, Australia, 1863, with parents.[54]
(b)
Sarah Graham, born 1857,[54] Co Tyrone, Ireland. Died 7/10/1863, Queensland, Australia.[12] Emigrated to Queensland, Australia, 1863, with parents.[54]
(c)
Andrew Graham, born 1859,[54] Co Tyrone, Ireland. Emigrated to Queensland, Australia, 1863, with parents.[54] Married Margaret Watt, 7/2/1897, Queensland, Australia.[12]
Children: (1)
 
William John Graham, born 1/1/1895, Queensland, Australia.[12]
(2)
Andrew Graham, born 7/2/1897, Queensland, Australia.[12]
(3)
Barbara Winifred Graham, born 11/4/1904, Queensland, Australia.[12]
(4)

George Buchanan Graham, born 28/3/1898, Queensland, Australia.[12]
(5)

James Alexander Graham, born 15/2/1906, Queensland, Australia.[12]
(6)

Joseph Graham, born 25/2/1902, Queensland, Australia.[12]
(7)

Margaret Graham, born 24/3/1908, Queensland, Australia.[12]
(8)

Martha Graham, born 8/3/1900, Queensland, Australia.[12]
(9)

Robert Wilson Graham, born 12/5/1912, Queensland, Australia.[12]
(10)

Roberta Graham, born 8/3/1900, Queensland, Australia.[12] Died 31/5/1900, Queensland, Australia.[12]
(d)

Jane Graham, born 1862,[54] Co Tyrone, Ireland. Emigrated to Queensland, Australia, 1863, with parents.[54]
(e)

Martha Graham, born 5/7/1865, Queensland, Australia.[12]
(f)

Joseph Graham.[12] Died 13/6/1868, Queensland, Australia.[12]
(g)

William John Graham, born 3/5/1869, Queensland, Australia.[12]
(h)

Sarah Graham, born 19/11/1871, Queensland, Australia.[12]
(i)

Robert Graham, born 1/2/1874, Queensland, Australia.[12] Died 6/2/1875, Queensland, Australia.[12]
(j)

Roberta Graham, born 12/1/1877, Queensland, Australia.[12] Married James McFarlane, 30/8/1898, Queensland, Australia.[12]

ii.

James Graham, born 8/9/1830, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

iii.

Francis Graham, born 16/8/1832, Salford (Manchester), Co Lancaster, England.[11]

iv.

Susanna Graham, born 3/1844.[11] Married John Cousins,[11] 11/2/1862, Clogher diosece, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[11] John, s/o William & Mary, born 14/1/1842, died 24/3/1906, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.[11] At the time of marriage Susannah resided Killyfaddy & John resided Greenmount.[11] Emigrated to USA 1863.[11]

v.

William E. Graham, born 7/1844.[11] Emigrated to Queensland, Australia, with brother Andrew, arriving 13/10/1863 on the 'Rockhampton'.[54]

vi.
John C. Graham, born 1849.[11]

vii.
Jane Mary Graham, born 21/12/1852, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[11] Emigrated to USA, 1880.[11]



Some Graham Families of Drumragh Parish, Co Tyrone
Two Graham families were living in northern Drumragh parish in the area bordering Ardstraw parish, one in Dunwish townland and the other in Gillgooly, both townlands bordering Ardstraw parish. Other Graham families could be found in the south of the parish as well as possibly three families living in Omagh, which lies in both Drumragh & Cappagh parishes. I have been unable to obtain a copy of the 1830 Tithe Applotment for Drumragh parish which would help tie in the early 1800s generation with those appearing in the 1796 Flax List. I assume the William in the 1796 Flax list was the father of John (1.1), who named his eldest known son, William.


1. William Graham,[28] probably born between 1750-1775. {From DOB of son} In 1796 was growing at least 1 acre of flax, listed in the Spinning Wheel Bounty.[28] Married unknown. Resided 1796, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[28]

Children of William Graham:
*
i.
 
John Graham,[2] probably born between 1795-1805.




1.1. John Graham,[2] probably born between 1795-1805. {From DOBs of children} In 1860 was leasing Block No.6a, Dunwish townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone from Samuel Galbraith, comprising a house, out-building & land covering 22 acres with an annual rateable valuation of 16 10s for the land and 5 for the house (total 21 10s).[8] In 1860 was leasing Block No.6b, Dunwish townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone from Samuel Galbraith, comprising a dispensary with an exemption to be charged at the half annual rent, at an annual rateable valuation of 1 15s.[8] In 1860 was leasing Block No.5, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone from Samuel Galbraith, comprising land covering 24 acres 1 rood & 30 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 19 15s.[8] Married unknown. Resided 1860,1865, Dunwish townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8,30]

Children of John Graham:
*
i.
 
William Graham,[8,30] probably born between 1820-1825.

ii.

Margaret Graham,[2] born 1827, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Presbyterian, farmer, literate & widow, 1901.[38] Married William Todd, 23/1/1851, Aghadulla, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3] William s/o William Todd Sr.[2] Todd born c.1822, Corlea townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland, died 17/5/1899.[3] Margaret resided 1901, house No.19, Corlea townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Living with Margaret in 1911 was Mary M. Graham, born 1883, niece, Presbyterian & literate {parents unknown}.[38]

iii.

Elizabeth Graham,[2] probably born between 1825-1835. Married James White, 30/3/1854, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2] James s/o Joseph White.[2]

iv.

Robert James Graham,[10] probably born between 1835-1845. {From DOBs of children} Died 21/9/1887, Dunwish townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] "Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Robert James Graham late of Dunwish County Tyrone Farmer who died 21/9/1887 at same place were granted at Londonderry to Mary Graham of Dunwish the Widow, 20/10/1887, effects valued at 813 19s 6d."[10] Farmer, 1887.[10] Married Mary.[5,10,38] Mary born 1846, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Mary was Presbyterian, literate & widowed, 1901,1911.[5,38] Farmer, 1901.[38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Backfarm, Mary was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Gillygooley Presbyterian Church, Henry Todd collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1901, house No.1, Mullanatoomog townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided, 1911, with son Joseph, Backfarm townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Resided 1912, Backfarm townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
Children: (a)
 
James Graham, born 1872, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] Farmer, 1911.[38] Married Janie H.[5] Janie born 1886, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at 'Mullinatonagh', was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Gillygooley Presbyterian Church, Henry Todd collecting the signatures.[51] Resided, 1901, with mother, Mullanatoomog townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided, 1911, house No.1, Mullanatoomog townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided 1912, Mullanatoomog townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(b)
Samuel Graham, born 1876, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] Farmer, 1911.[5] Married Maria E., c.1908.[5] Maria born 1883, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Presbyterian & literate, 1911.[5] On 28/9/1912, then residents at Dunwish, were signatories of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Gillygooley Presbyterian Church, Henry Todd collecting the signatures.[51] Resided, 1901, with mother, Mullanatoomog townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided 1911, house No.2, Dunwish townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Resided 1912, Dunwish townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
Children: (1)
 
Thomas Graham, born 1909, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] With parents, 1911.[5]
(2)
Hugh Graham, born 1911, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] With parents, 1911.[5]
(c)
Joseph Graham, born 1880, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Farmer, 1911.[5] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38] Resided, 1901, with mother, Mullanatoomog townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Backfarm, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Gillygooley Presbyterian Church, Henry Todd collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1911, house No.2, Backfarm townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Living with Joseph in 1911 was his mother & Samuel Donald, a farm servant.[5] Resided 1912, Backfarm townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]

v.

Thomas Graham, born 1841, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Died 13/11/1901, Dunwish townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] "Administration of the estate of Thomas Graham late of Dunwish County Tyrone Farmer who died 13/11/1901 granted at Londonderry to Mary Graham the Widow, 29/1/1902, effects valued at 246 3s 7d."[10] Farmer, 1901.[10,38] Presbyterian & literate, 1901.[38] Married Mary.[10,38] Mary born 1867, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Mary Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] Farmer, 1911.[5] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Dunwish, Mary was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Gillygooley Presbyterian Church, Henry Todd collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1901, house No.1, Dunwish townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided 1911, house No.3, Dunwish townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Resided 1912, Dunwish townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
Children: (a)
 
William A. Graham, born 1893, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] With parents, 1901,1911.[5,38] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Dunwish, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Gillygooley Presbyterian Church, Henry Todd collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Dunwish townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(b)
James A. Graham, born 1895, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] With parents, 1901,1911.[5,38] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Dunwish, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Gillygooley Presbyterian Church, Henry Todd collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Dunwish townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(c)
Sarah E. Graham, born 1897, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] With parents, 1901,1911.[5,38] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38]
(d)
Albert Samuel Graham, born 1900, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] With parents, 1901,1911.[5,38] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38]

vi.
Sarah Jane Graham,[30] probably born between 1840-1845. Married Joseph Wallace, 1/8/1865, Wesleyan Chapel, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[30] Marriage by Rev. William Mulloy.[30] Joseph of Aghadarra, near Dromore.[30]




1.1.1. William Graham,[8,30] probably born between 1820-1825. {From DOBs of children & father} In 1860 was leasing Block No.5a, Dunwish townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone from Samuel Galbraith, comprising a house, out-building & land covering 23 acres 3 rood & 26 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 15 15s for the land and 3 for the house (total 18 15s).[8] In 1860 was leasing Block No.1, Backfarm townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone from Samuel Galbraith, comprising land covering 49 acres 3 rood & 30 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 20 10s.[8] In 1860 leased Block No.1a, Backfarm townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone to his workman (not named), comprising a house & garden covering 1 rood & 10 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 3s for the land and 7s for the house (total 10s).[8] In 1860 leased Block No.1b, Backfarm townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone to Ann Johnston, comprising a house with an annual rateable valuation of 5s.[8] Married Sarah Hill.[3] Resided 1860,1865, Dunwish townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8,30]

Children of William Graham & Sarah Hill:

i.
 
John Graham, born 1845,[3,38] (1850[5]) Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Died 1912.[3] Died 18/11/1912, Mullagharn (Young), Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] "Probate of the Will of John Graham late of Mullagharn Omagh County Tyrone Farmer who died 18/11/1912 granted at Londonderry to James Graham Farmer, 20/2/1913, effects valued at 290 12s 6d."[10] Farmer, 1901,1911,1912.[5,10,38] Married Matilda Watson.[3] Married 2nd Sarah Hill, 18/12/1889, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Sarah born 20/3/1866, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland,[3,5,38] & died 18/11/1917.[3] Both Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then residents at Mullagharn, John & Sarah were signatories of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Gillygooley Presbyterian Church, Henry Todd collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1901,1911, house No.1, Mullagharn (Young), Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Resided 1912, Mullagharn (Young), Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10,51]
Children: (a)
 
William Joseph Graham, born 8/10/1879, Mullagharn townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(b)
Alexander Graham, born 21/11/1881, Mullagharn townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Farmer, 1901.[38] Presbyterian & literate, 1901.[38] Resided 1901, with parents, Mullagharn (Young), Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38]
(c)
Sarah Jane Graham, born 31/3/1884, Mullagharn townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(d)
John James Graham, born 2/4/1892, Mullagharn townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] Farmer, 1912.[10] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Mullagharn, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Gillygooley Presbyterian Church, Henry Todd collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1901,1911, with parents, Mullagharn (Young), Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Resided 1912, Mullagharn (Young), Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10,51]
(e)
Ethel Margaret Graham, born 2/8/1895, Mullagharn townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] Resided 1901,1911, with parents, Mullagharn (Young), Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38]
(f)
Robert William Hill Graham, born 1900, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Presbyterian & literate, 1911.[5] Resided 1901,1911, with parents, Mullagharn (Young), Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38]

ii.

Sarah Jane,[30] probably born between 1840-1845. Married William Smyth, 6/7/1865, Second Presbyterian Church, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,30] Marriage by Rev. Josias Mitchell.[30] William of Gillygooly townland.[30]

iii.

James Graham, baptised 18/7/1852, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

iv.

Catherine Rebecca Graham, born Dunwish townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland & baptised 10/7/1855, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

v.

Mary Ann Graham, baptised 24/1/1856, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Married William Jack, 25/3/1875, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] William born Drumlegagh townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]



This family first appears in Gillygooly townland, remaining there as recently as 1911. A branch of the family settled in nearby Kilmore parish. Whilst John Graham of Dunwish townland was leasing 24 acres of land in Kilmore in 1860, near the home of James Graham, s/o Benjamin, there is no obvious connection between the two families - the Dunwish Graham's appear to have been fairly well off, leasing not only sizable farms where they lived but also other properties whilst the Gillygooly Graham's were labourers, only leasing the homes they lived in. In 1833 a Benjamin Graham was leasing land in Rakelly townland, Ardstraw & resided in Dublin Street, Newtownstewart, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[4] On 1/11/1829 Benjamin Graham, a farmer, entered into a lease for "three lives or 31 years" for land in Newtownstewart.[39] {This probably refers to the townland of Newtownstewart and not the town itself, the former is immediately to the south}


1. Benjamin 'Grimes' Graham,[28] probably born between 1760-1775. {From DOB of son} In 1796 was growing at least 1 acre of flax, listed in the Spinning Wheel Bounty.[28] Married unknown. Resided 1796, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[28]

Children of Benjamin Graham:
*
i.
 
Benjamin Graham,[2,3] born between 1800-1810.




1.1. Benjamin Graham,[2,3] born between 1800-1810. In 1860 was leasing Block No.3d, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone from William Smith Jr, comprising the 'waste of [the] mill pond' and a house, covering 2 rood & 20 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 10s for the house (the land had no valuation).[8] Married unknown. Resided 1860, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8]

Children of Benjamin Graham:
*
i.
 
Mitchell Graham,[3] born about 1830, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

ii.

James Graham,[3] born 1832, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3] {According to [3] may have been born in Kilmore townland but this may have been as assumption based on his son living there} In 1860 was leasing Block No.3b, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone from John Ramsay, comprising a house with an annual rateable valuation of 5s.[8] Married Isabella Maghan, 15/12/1854, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3] James s/o Benjamin, Isabella, born 1836, d/o Samuel Maghan.[2] Resided 1860, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8]
Children: (a)
 
Benjamin Graham, baptised 31/1/1858, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 1939.[3] Flax scrutcher, 1901,1911.[5,38] Married Anna Maria Henderson, 20/11/1888, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Anna born 1867, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland & died 15/1/1944.[3] Both were Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then residents at Kilmore, Benjamin & Annie M. were signatories of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Gillygooley Presbyterian Church, Henry Todd collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1901, house No.5, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided 1911, house No.3, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Resided 1912, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
Children: (1)
 
William James Graham, born 13/5/1889, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] General labourer, 1911.[5] Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] With parents, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Kilmore, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Gillygooley Presbyterian Church, Henry Todd collecting the signatures.[51]  Resided 1912, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(2)
Maggie Lizzie Graham, born 18/11/1890, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Alive, 1911 (possibly married).[5] Presbyterian & literate, 1901.[5] With parents, 1901.[5]
(3)
Anna Maria Graham, born 5/3/1893, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] With parents, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Kilmore, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Gillygooley Presbyterian Church, Henry Todd collecting the signatures.[51] Married William James Graham, 10/6/1914, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Resided 1912, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(4)
Andrew Graham, born 27/12/1894, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] General labourer, 1911.[5] Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] With parents, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Kilmore, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Gillygooley Presbyterian Church, Henry Todd collecting the signatures.[51]Resided 1912, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(5)
Rebecca Jane Graham, born 13/7/1897, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] With parents, 1901,1911.[5,38]
(6)
Samuel Graham, born 12/2/1903, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 1972.[3] Presbyterian & literate, 1911.[5] With parents, 1911.[5]
(b)
James Graham, baptised 4/3/1860, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(c)
John Graham, born 14/10/1864, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Farm servant, 1911.[5] Church of Ireland, illiterate, 1911.[5] Married Annie, c.1898.[5] Annie born 1880, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Annie was Church of Ireland & literate, 1911.[5] Resided 1911, house No.13, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] {John's age incorrectly listed as 37yo, probably to reduce the age gap between John & his wife}
Children: (1)
 
Annie Graham, born 1898, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Literate, 1911.[5] With parents, 1911.[5]
(2)
Emily Graham, born 1901, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Literate, 1911.[5] With parents, 1911.[5]
(3)
Dora Graham, born 1904, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Literate, 1911.[5] With parents, 1911.[5]
(4)
Ethel Graham, born 1907, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] With parents, 1911.[5]
(5)
Florence Graham, born 1909, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] With parents, 1911.[5]
(6)
Wesley Graham, born 1911, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] With parents, 1911.[5]
(d)
Isabella Graham, born 27/2/1867, Omagh, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(e)
Andrew Graham, born 3/6/1869, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3]
(f)
William Graham, born 10/1/1872, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(g)
Robert Graham, born 16/8/1874, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(h)
female Graham, born 1/10/1879, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

iii.

Benjamin Graham, born 1841, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Died 18/4/1907.[3] Flax scrutcher, 1901.[38] Presbyterian, reads only & single, 1901.[38] Did not marry.[38] Resided 1901, house No.6, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38]

iv.

John Graham, born 1846,[5] Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] {According to [3] may have been born in Kilmore townland but this may have been as assumption based on his son living there} Flax scrutcher, 1901.[38] Presbyterian, literate & widower, 1901,1911.[5,38] Farm labourer, 1911.[5] Married Jane McGorman, 18/10/1881, Omagh, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Jane born c.1850, Mullinatomagh townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Resided 1901, house No.22, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided 1911, house No.7, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5]
Children: (a)
 
John Ramsey Graham, born 9/6/1884, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Flax stricker, 1901.[38] Farm labourer, 1911.[5] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38] Resided 1901, with father, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided 1911, with father, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5]
(b)
William James Graham, born 1/9/1887, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38] Married Anna Maria Graham, 10/6/1914, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Anna d/o Benjamin of Kilmore.[3] Resided 1901, with father, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided 1911, with father, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5]
(c)
David Watson Graham, born 2/4/1890, Kilmore townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Farm servant, 1911.[5] Literate, Presbyterian & single, 1901,1911.[5,38] Resided 1901, with father, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided, 1911, with Andrew Hamilon, rural district councillor, house No.21, Mountjoy Forest West, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5]




1.1.1. Mitchell Graham,[3] born about 1830, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] {According to [3] may have been born in Kilmore or Corlea townlands. [3] also gives a DOD of 9/6/1942 which is obviously incorrect given the DOB} Married 1st Eliza.[3] Married 2nd Mary Ann Anderson, c.1865.

Children of Mitchell Graham & Eliza:

i.
 
Eliza Graham, baptised 27/7/1851, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

ii.

Margaret Graham, baptised 7/7/1855, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

iii.

Sarah Graham, born between 1850-1860. Married John Lindsay, 17/8/1877, Omagh, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

iv.

Benjamin Graham, baptised 18/1/1857, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Flax scrutcher, 1901,1911.[5,38] Widower,[5] Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Botera, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Gillygooley Presbyterian Church, Henry Todd collecting the signatures.[51] Married Elizabeth Morrow, 25/11/1881, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Elizabeth born c.1860, Mullagharn townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland,[3] died between 1901-1911.[5,38] Resided 1901, house No.18, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided 1911, house No.15, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Resided 1912, Botera townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
Children: (a)
 
Matilda Jane Graham, baptised 7/10/1882, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901.[38] With parents, 1901.[38]
(b)
Mary L. Graham, born 1887, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Presbyterian & literate, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Botera, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Gillygooley Presbyterian Church, Henry Todd collecting the signatures.[51] Resided, 1901, with parents, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided, 1911, with father, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Resided 1912, Botera townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]

Children of Mitchell Graham & Mary Ann Anderson:

i.
 
Joseph Graham, born 3/3/1867, Omagh, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

ii.

Isabella Graham, born 26/8/1868, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

iii.

Margaret Graham, born 16/3/1870, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

iv.

Robert Graham, born 7/12/1871, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

v.

Mitchell Graham, born 9/2/1877, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]



Some Graham Families of Cappagh Parish, Co Tyrone
There appear to have been two lines of John Graham's in the Mountjoy area, Cappagh parish, through the 1700s into the 1800s, one in Castletown townland and the other in Gortnacreagh & Mountjoy West townlands. Despite sharing the surname, being in the same area and both having a preference for using the forename John, there is probably no near connection between the two families. The Castletown Graham's had modestly sized farms whilst the Gortnacreagh Graham's were considerably more wealthy, having one of the most expensive home in the district and by the 1870s owning a sizable swath of land. Sproule Graham, born c.1840, has been claimed to have been the son of John of Gortnacreagh by some researchers. Sproule's father was indeed a John Graham, although which is is more debatable. Sproule did claim to be an 'esquire' when he married, but he emigrated to New Zealand in the following decade as an assisted passenger. Even if Sproule had squandered his inherited wealth, the Gortnacreagh Graham's were wealthy enough that it is doubtful he would have been able to secure government assistance for his passage. John of Gortnacreagh was also born 1769 and his oldest known children were born shortly after 1800, when he married. John had only one wife (from the biography of his son, John Sr) so it is doubtful, even impossible, that John could have had a son born as late as 1840. John's son, John Jr, was born in the 1820s and never married. Much more likely is that Sproule belongs to the Castletown Graham's and he exaggerated his station upon his marriage (which occurred in another parish). St Eugene's, Mountjoy, was the parish church for Cappagh (despite Omagh, which partly lies in Cappagh, being a sizable town & having churches of its own). Consequently births giving "Mountjoy" as the location, especially approximations, may refer to the location of the parish church and not the actual abode.


1. John Graham,[3] probably born between 1740-1760. {From DOB of son & widow was still alive 1827} Died between 1796-1827.[28,29] In 1796 was growing at least 1 acre of flax, listed in the Spinning Wheel Bounty.[28] Married Jane Lyttle.[3] Jane died after 1827.[29] Jane listed in 1827 Tithe Applotment Book for Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[29] Resided 1796, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[28] Resided 1827, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[29]

Children of John Graham & Jane Lyttle:

i.
 
Eleanor Graham, born 12/6/1772, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
*
ii.

John Graham,[29] probably born between 1770-1780.




1.1. John Graham,[29] probably born between 1770-1780. {From DOB of son & not listed in 1796 Flax List} Died between 1827-1859.[8,29] John Jr listed in 1827 Tithe Applotment Book for Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[29] Married unknown. Resided 1827, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[29]

Children of John Graham & unknown:
*
i.
 
John Graham,[3] probably born between 1795-1800.




1.1.1. John Graham,[3] probably born between 1795-1800. {From DOBs of children} Died 6/6/1891, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Farmer, 1856,1859.[10] Was co-executor of the will of Ann McFarland of Castletown in 1859.[10] Was co-executor of the will of William McFarland of Castletown in 1859.[10] {William & Ann McFarland resided block No.7, Castletown, adjacent to John.[8]} In 1860 was leasing Block No.6, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone from John Scott, comprising a house, out-building & land covering 31 acres & 1 rood with an annual rateable valuation of 15 15s for the land and 1 10s for the house (total 17 5s).[8] Married Miss McFarland.[3] Resided 1856,1859,1860, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8,10]

Children of John Graham & Miss McFarland:

i.
 
William Graham, probably born 1815-1820, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] In 1860 was leasing Block No.2a, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone from John Scott, comprising a house, out-building & land covering 43 acres 2 rood & 35 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 19 for the land and 1 10s for the house (total 20 10s).[8] Married Fanny Givan, 25/5/1842, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Fanny born about 1820, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Resided 1860, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8]
Children: (a)
 
John James Graham, baptised 6/4/1843, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(b)
Daniel Graham, baptised 1/7/1844, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(c)
Ann Graham, baptised 31/10/1845, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(d)
Francis Graham, born c.1850, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(e)
Rebecca Graham, baptised 7/1/1852, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(f)
William Graham, baptised 20/7/1853, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(g)
Elizabeth Jane Graham, baptised 16/5/1855, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

ii.

Martha Graham, born 1820s, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Married James Gilmore, 27/2/1846, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] James born c.1821, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] In 1860 was leasing Block No.8a, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone from John Norris, comprising a house & land covering 2 acres 3 rood & 20 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 10s for the land and 1 for the house (total 1 10s).[8] Resided 1860, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8]

iii.

James Graham, baptised 5/9/1829, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 15/4/1890, Castletown townland, Gortgranagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] "Letters of Administration of the personal estate of James Graham late of Castletown County Tyrone Farmer who died 15/4/1890 at same place were granted at Londonderry to Matilda Graham of Castletown the Widow, 18/7/1890, effects valued at 292."[10] In 1860 was leasing Block No.21, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone from John Scott, comprising a house & land covering 9 acres 1 rood & 20 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 5 for the land and 10s for the house (total 5 10s).[8] Farmer, 1890.[10] Married Matilda McNutt, 29/12/1868, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Matilda born 1838, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,5,38] Presbyterian, literate & widow, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Castletown,Matilda was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Mountjoy Presbyterian Church, James Williamson collecting the signatures.[51] Resided, 1860,1890, Castletown townland, Gortgranagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8,10] Resided, 1901, house No.2, Castletown townland, Gortgranagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided, 1911, house No.18, Castletown townland, Gortgranagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Living with them, 1911, was David Woods, a servant.[5] {As of 1911 Matilda had 5 children, 4 still alive} Resided 1912, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
Children: (a)
 
Isabella Graham, born 22/12/1869, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] {Presumably born Castletown townland, same location as twin} Died infancy.
(b)
Rebecca Graham, born 22/12/1869, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(c)
Martha Ann Graham, born 28/10/1871, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(d)
Robert John Graham, born 18/9/1873, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Farmer, Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Castletown, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Mountjoy Presbyterian Church, James Williamson collecting the signatures.[51] Resided, 1901,1911, with mother, Castletown townland, Gortgranagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Resided 1912, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(e)
Mary Ellen Graham, born 6/3/1876, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901.[38] Resided, 1901, with mother, Castletown townland, Gortgranagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Married John Walker, 20/1/1904, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] John born c.1884, Castletown townland, Gortgranagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(f)
Isabella Jane Graham, born 6/10/1876, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] {DOB is inconsistent with a sibling born 7 months previously. May have been a twin of Mary & the DOB given by [3] may be the baptism, else the year may be incorrect} Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Castletown, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Mountjoy Presbyterian Church, James Williamson collecting the signatures.[51] Resided, 1901,1911, with mother, Castletown townland, Gortgranagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Resided 1912, Castletown townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]

iv.

Isabella Graham, baptised 21/10/1832, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

v.

Sproule Graham, born 1840, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] {[3] gives place of birth as Gortnacrea townland (sic), however only an approximate DOB is given & the place of birth is likely an assumption. The earliest confirmed reference to Sproule places him in Mountjoy. Sproule was the s/o John from his marriage record. There were only two John Graham's in the region of the right age, John of Castletown and John Grimes of Gortnarceagh. There is no trace of the later in 1859, at which time Sproule was still a minor. The Sproule family came from Drumragh & evidently Sproule was named after a maternal ancestor} Died 11/1/1908, Ashburton, New Zealand (68yo).[35,37] "Mr Sproule Graham died suddenly at his residence in West Belt at 4.45 this morning. The deceased who was well-known and much respected, has suffered for the last two years from heart disease, and though not confined to his room during any portion of that period, he has been unable to work. Yesterday he seemed to be much better than usual - so much so, that his relatives entertained hopes of great improvement in his health. He took a walk down the street during the morning, and retired at about 7 o'clock in the evening. During the night he enjoyed undisturbed sleep; but, awaking suddenly in the morning, he shortly after expired from heart failure. The deceased leaves a widow and a grown up family of three sons and seven daughters. His age was 69 years, and he had been in the dominion for the last 20 years."[37] Buried 12/1/1908, Ashbarton Cemetery, New Zealand.[37] In 1879 Sproule & his family emigrated to New Zealand on the "Forfarshire", arriving in Port Chalmers, New Zealand, 17/6/1879.[32] Sproule & his family travelled in steerage & were assisted passengers.[32] With Sproule was his wife, Ellen, & children Katherine, Margaret, Ellen, John, Sarah & Robert.[32] In 1887 Sproule narrowly escaped death after being found comatose from excessive drinking on a bridge: "Last night a gentleman was driving a vehicle across the traffic bridge when the horses shied at some object, which subequently proved to be a man, lying thereon. As the animals could not be got past, the driver returned into town and informed the police. A constable proceeded to the scene and found the man - Sproule Graham by name - lying on tbe bridge in a helpless state of drunkenness. Graham was brought up at the R.M. Court this morning [16/2/1887] before Mr D. Thomas, J.P., and fined 10s and costs. The charge being laid under the Bridge by-laws. It was fortunate for the man that he was picked up in time, as had a dray or other vehicle without lights crossed the bridge, it is quite possible that he would have lost his life."[33] In 1897 Sproule was fined for grazing a cow along the side of a street in his hown town: "Before Mr C. A. Wray, S.M. Sproule Graham, for grazing a cow on the North Belt, was fined 5s and costs."[34] Married Ellen Leitch,[2] 14/6/1866, First Presbyterian Church, Newtownstewart, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,30] "On the 14th June, in the First Presbyterian Church, Ardstraw, by the Rev. Matthew Clarke, M.A., Sproule Graham, Esq., of Mountjoy, Omagh, to Ellen, fourth daughter of John Leitch, Esq., of Meaghey."[30] {The reference to Sproule as an Esquire is obviously a fiction since a decade later he emigrated as an assisted passenger in steerage, not even having the money to pay for his own passage} Ellen born c.1845, Meaghy townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland,[3] died 2/6/1918, Clifton, Sumner district, New Zealand (73yo).[31] Resided 1889,1897, Ashburton, New Zealand.[34,36] Resided 1908, West Belt, Ashburton, New Zealand.[34,37]
Children: (a)
 
Catherine Graham, born 23/8/1868, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3] Emigrated to New Zealand, 1879, with parents.[32]
(b)
Margaret Graham, born 13/4/1870, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3] Emigrated to New Zealand, 1879, with parents.[32]
(c)
John Graham, born 9/11/1871, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3] Emigrated to New Zealand, 1879, with parents.[32]
(d)
Ellen Graham, born 16/11/1872, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Emigrated to New Zealand, 1879, with parents.[32]
(e)
Matilda Graham, born 30/11/1876, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Presumably died infancy.[32]
(f)
Sarah Graham, born 30/11/1876, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Emigrated to New Zealand, 1879, with parents.[32]
(g)
Robert James Graham, born 22/12/1878, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Emigrated to New Zealand, 1879, with parents.[32]
(h)
Charles Graham, born 1880, New Zealand.[35]
(i)
William Andrew Graham, born 1883, New Zealand.[35]
(j)
Laura Elizabeth Graham, born 1885, New Zealand.[35]



The Graham's of Gortnacreagh were a relatively wealthy family and of some social standing - more than a few members of this family were medical doctors and ordained clergy - one of the later made something of a name for himself on three continents. As a sign of the status of the family, the death of Mrs Elizabeth Graham in 1873 was published in the Sydney Morning Herald, the family then living in Dunmore House, Mountjoy. The publication of Elizabeth's death in a newspaper on the opposite side of the world implies a position in society of some significance, especially since no known members of this family emigrated to Australia, apart from John Graham, uncle of Elizabeth's husband, who was a priest in Sydney for some decades before returning to Europe in the 1870s. The Archibald who appears in the 1827 Tithe Applotment is assumed to be a son of Archibald Sr. Archibald Sr would have been at least 80yo (likely over 90yo) by 1827, which is less likely than the existence of Archibald Jr. John did have a son, Archibald, but he pursued a medical career in the Royal Navy and would have been unlikely to have been farming in 1827. According to submitted material in the IGI, Sproule Graham, born c.1840, was a son of John of Gortnacreagh, which seems unlikely. John Sr would have been around 70yo at the time and his wife (unless he married more than once) would have been over 50yo. John Jr was born 1822 & does not appear to have married (there is no reference to a wife or children in his biography, written by his brother, Charles).


1. Archibald Graham,[28] probably born between 1735-1745. Died after 1799.[43] In 1796 was growing at least 1 acre of flax, being listed in the Spinning Wheel Bounty.[28] Resided 1796, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[28] Resided 1799, Mountjoy, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[43]

Children of Archibald Graham:
*
i.
 
John Graham,[29] born 1769.[41] Died between 1855-1860.[8,41]
*
ii.

Archibald Graham,[29] born before 1785. {Adult by 1808} Farmer, 1808,1827.[29,39] Self-titled 'Esquire', 1837.[42] On 10/8/1808 Archibald entered into a lease for 21 years (or life) for a parcel of land in Gortnacrea [Gortnacreagh] townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[39] Listed in 1827 Tithe Applotment Book for Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland (as Grimes).[29] Listed in 1827 Tithe Applotment Book for Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, leasing land in Lurganboy townland (as Grames).[29] In 1837 was listed as a subscriber of Samuel Lewis' "A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland".[42] Resided 1808,1827, Gortnacreagh [Gortnacreagh] townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[29] Resided 1837, Newtownstewart, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[42]




1.1. John Graham,[29,43] born 1769.[41] Died between 1855-1860.[8,41] Farmer, 1827,1855.[29] Listed in 1827 Tithe Applotment Book for Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland (as Grimes).[29] "Mr. John Graham, a small farmer, still living on the Mountjoy Forest estate, in the county of Tyrone, now in his eightysixth year, informs me the first Lord Mountjoy, in the year 1798, induced him to join his lordship's regiment, and to accompany him to Wexford. He was close to his lordship, at Three Bullet Gate, at the battle of New Ross, when the king's troops were attacked by a party of rebels, who lay in wait for them in the ditches on either side of the road, and commenced a heavy fire, which threw the troops into complete disorder. The general who was there in command ordered the troops to retreat; and they did retreat, with the exception of Lord Mountjoy and a few soldiers of his regiment. Graham saw his lordship fall from his horse mortally wounded, and when he next saw him he was dead, pierced by several balls and with many pike-wounds also."[41]
 "... a man of great bodily strength and equal activity, and who scarcely ever had an hour's sickness; for, apart from a sound constitution, he observed the chief conditions of health. He retired and rose early, took vigorous exercise in the open air, and used the plainest food. His intellect was quick rather than solid; his fancy was vivid, and his memory tenacious. He was fond of repeating psalms, hymns, proverbs, and anecdotes. Some of his anecdotes were of a very exciting and thrilling character. He had been in the most sanguinary battles of the rebellion of 1798. When the rebellion broke out he was enlisted as a non-commissioned officer in the Dublin Militia, and promised a commission when a vacancy should occur. This step he was induced to take by Lord Mountjoy, his grandfather's and father's landlord. The night before the battle of New Ross he reconnoitred the rebel camp, and on his report General Johnson put his troops in order of battle. A battle was fought, General Johnson was defeated, Lord Mountjoy and nearly half the Dublin Militia, who went into the engagement a thousand strong, were slain. All the horse were killed, and the town taken by the rebels. General Johnson did not wish to survive the defeat, and renewed the battle. The struggle was then truly for life and death. In that second engagement John Graham was considered to have slain upwards of forty rebels. He took the colours of "the Bantry corps," and killed the man that bore them. He was offered his commission, but preferred returning to his father. His temperament was sanguine and impulsive, and his temper not always under due restraint. He was brought up among the Presbyterians; but when his minister turned Unitarian he left him and attended the services of the Church of England. But only in his creed was his new minister better than the old; for he neither knew the gospel nor manifested any interest in the people. Happily for himself and others John Graham, sen., following the traditions of his family and the hospitality of his country, entertained the Methodist preachers, who held services in his house; and through the gospel which he heard from them there was hope that he finally received the truth in the love of it."[43] 
Married Miss Jarvey.[43] {According to [43] married soon after returning home from the battle in 1798} Miss Jarvey born 1788, died 1845 & buried 4/9/1845, parish church graveyard, Cappagh.[43] {According to [43] died at the same age as her son, John Jr} Suffered from ill health for some time prior to her death, the last few months in considerable pain.[43]
 The following description was written by her son, John Jr: "In her youth she had moved in the gayest circle of her native town. Her two sisters were married to military officers. To the wonder of many, and displeasure of her mother, she married the young farmer who had returned from the war {this would have been shortly after 1799}. Sometimes, when she considered the gayer attire and society of her sisters, a momentary sigh escaped her. But even comparatively, on fair review, her lot was not calculated to make her repine; for she lived longer, and reared a more numerous and more useful family than either of her sisters. Her portrait can never be effaced from those on whose hearts it was once impressed by the sunlight of her benignant maternal look. She was a broad-shouldered, deep-chested, stately woman, and with advancing years became somewhat corpulent. Of later years pain and sorrow gave a slightly pensive cast to her pale, refined, intelligent countenance. But her ample brow was habitually smooth; and though her bluish-grey eye was sometimes dreamy, it was habitually steady, penetrating, and clear. She was silent and meditative, and thought more than she either read or spoke. God used the ploughshare of affliction to break up the fallow ground of her soul for precious seed. Sorrow had opened her eyes on a higher heaven and a deeper life. One post brought word of one sister dead of plague in Jamaica; another, that her other sister died from bursting a vessel in the lungs. One year saw her second daughter wither in disease; another witnessed her cries as she found the golden locks of her youngest daughter floating in the garden well, where life was irrevocably extinct. Her broken heart turned to the Saviour for healing, which was not denied, and a mighty faith with love and meekness grew up within her, and shone around her. Her deep religious nature received the word of truth and life, and yielded fruit sixty, if not an hundred fold. There was an ease and beauty and naturalness about her piety that made you feel it was a stream from a fountain which flowed because it must. Few, perhaps, ever helped the poor so liberally on equal means; and very few ever walked closer with God, or had more of the respect and love of the circle in which they respectively moved. She was ambitious of mental improvement for herself, but still more so for her children. She was a patient wife, and a devoted mother. She loved poetry, and had a full, flexible voice; and while the honeyed leaves of the great sycamore before the door were alive with the hum of bees, she would often sit knitting beneath it, singing hymns."[43] 
Resided 1827, Gortnacreagh [Gortnacreagh] townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[29] Resided 1854, Mountjoy Forest estate, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland (86yo).[41] {Includes Gortnacreagh townland}

Children of John Graham & Miss Jarvey:

i.
 
James Graham,[2,3,8,43,52] probably born between 1800-1810. Eldest son.[43] Died 1879.[43] While in Australia james undertook at least one expedition exploring the then unknown land west of the Blue Mountains in NSW.[43] James's companion, Duncan Stewart, died of hunger and exhaustion, while he & James led an "expedition to explore the territory around the Blue Mountains. After their horses, and dogs, and men had all died of exhaustion and thirst, and they themselves and one black man alone remained, James carried Mr. Stewart until he could proceed no farther. Mr. Stewart then entreated to be left. As he had pressed my brother to proceed farther than he deemed safe, he asked his forgiveness, and committed him as well as his own soul to the Lord. They then embraced each other, and parted to meet no more on earth. James walked on till he almost reached the nearest water, when he fell exhausted; but his humane black companion carried water to him until he revived. He lived to return to his native land."[43] In 1860 was leasing Block No.2b, Mountjoy Forest West townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone from John Norris, comprising land covering 5 acres & 2 rood with an annual rateable valuation of 5s.[8] In 1860 owned (in fee) Block No.5a, Mountjoy Forest West townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, comprising a house, out-buildings & land covering 179 acres & 2 rood with an annual rateable valuation of 69 for the land and 14 for the house (total 83).[8] In 1860 leased Block No.5b, Mountjoy Forest West townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone to Martha Browne, comprising a house with an annual rateable valuation of 10s.[8] In 1860 leased Block No.5c, Mountjoy Forest West townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone to Thomas Brown, comprising a house with an annual rateable valuation of 5s.[8] In 1860 leased Block No.5d, Mountjoy Forest West townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone to James McGorman, comprising a house & out-buildings with an annual rateable valuation of 1.[8] 'Esquire", 1873.[52] In 1876 owned 179 acres of land, Mountjoy Forest West, Omagh.[45] Possibly the James Graham who, in 1877, was the treasurer of the Loan Fund Bank, John Street, Omagh, Drumreagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[44] Married Elizabeth Mary Riddell.[2,3] Elizabeth born 1837 & died 4/11/1873, Dunmore House, Mountjoy, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland (36yo).[52] Resided Australia c.1834-1854.[43] Resided 1860, Mountjoy Forest West townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8] Resided 1873, Dunmore House, Mountjoy, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[52] Resided 1876, Mountjoy Forest West townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[45]
Children: (a)
 
Ann Rebecca Graham, born 8/3/1866, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(b)
James Riddell Graham, born 13/4/1868, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3] Farmer, 1911.[5] Methodist, literate & single, 1911.[5] Resided, 1911, with uncle, James Riddell, house No.10, Mountjoy Forest West townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5]
(c)
Mary Elizabeth Graham, born 15/12/1870, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2] House keeper, 1911.[5] Methodist, literate & single, 1911.[5] Resided, 1911, with uncle, James Riddell, house No.10, Mountjoy Forest West townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland (28yo).[5]
(d)
Margaret Graham, born c.1873, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] House keeper, 1911.[5] Methodist, literate & single, 1911.[5] Resided, 1911, with uncle, James Riddell, house No.10, Mountjoy Forest West townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland (26yo).[5]

ii.

William Graham,[40] probably born between 1800-1810. "Mr. Wm. Graham, of Mountjoy-forest, near Omagh, and member of the Royal College of Surgeons, of London, has been appointeed [sic] Assistant-Surgeon of his Majesty's ship Victory."[40]

iii.

Thomas Graham,[42] born before 1815. In 1837 was listed as a subscriber of Samuel Lewis' "A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland".[42] On 23/12/1844 Thomas Graham of Rash (an early name for Mountjoy) was listed amongst the 12 highest 'cess payers' (land tax payers) for the Upper Half-Barony of Strabane (which confusingly was the Southern half of the barony!).[46] Resided 1837, Mountjoy Forest, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[42]

iv.

Archibald Graham,[43] born before 1820. Died 1870s.[43] Medical Doctor.[43] Emigrated c.1840 to Philadelphia, Pensylvania, USA, after practising in his profession as a doctor for some time in Ireland.[43] Married unknown.
Children: (a)
 
James Graham.[43] Medical doctor.[43]
(b)
Archibald Graham.[43]
(c)
Augusta Graham.[43] Unmarried as of 1879.[43]
(d)
Bessie Graham.[43] Unmarried as of 1879.[43]

v.

Charles Graham, born 12/1817, Mountjoy Forest, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[43] Died after 1880.[43] Reverend.[43] Charles was based in Waterford in the early 1840s, moving to Cork in 1843, returning to Waterford in the late 1840s & remaining there in the 1850s.[43] Married Anna, before 1847.[43] Resided 1841, Dublin, Ireland.[43] Resided 1844, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland.[43]
Children: (a)
 
son Graham, born before 1846.[43]
(b)
Samuel Graham, born 1846.[43] Died 1855, from inflammation of the lungs.[43]

vi.
John Graham, born 19/5/1822, Mountjoy Forest, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[43] Died 1/8/1879, USA.[43] Died while trying to save niece from drowning.[43] Reverend.[43] "[On the] day his nephew, Archibald Graham, joined [John & his nieces]. The beach was crowded with people, and many were in the water. They selected the place where there were most bathers. They were in but a few minutes when Gussie, who was trying to float Uncle John had been teaching her the day before was caught in a current, and before she was aware of it was carried beyond her depth. She called to Arch, who was nearest to her. He swam to her, took her hand, and struck for shore. But although they had only a few feet to go, the current was so strong that when he reached a point at which he could just touch the bottom, he was completely exhausted. Gussie had hold of his hand at their arms' length behind him. Uncle John, seeing their predicament, swam around them, and took Gussie's other hand just at the moment Arch was able to touch bottom. At that moment a large wave submerged and separated them. Arch was knocked off his feet, but managed to get in far enough for the other bathers to seize him and drag him ashore, where he lay for some time insensible. Uncle John, who was a good swimmer, and had been out much farther the day before, put Gussie's hand on his shoulder and struck with both arms for the shore; but appearing to make no progress, Gussie said, 'Uncle John, we cannot both be saved. For God's sake leave me, and save yourself.' She then let go her hold, but he turned and seized her by the wrist; but before he could speak he turned blue in the face, gasped once or twice, and sank back unconscious. She, thinking he had fainted or taken a fit, threw her arm round his neck and kept his head above water ... eventually another bather reached them & kept her uncle's head above water until a boat came to their aid. Although every effort was made to restore him, he gave no sign of life. He had evidently met with instantaneous death at the moment he became unconscious... Dr James Graham later wrote "the post-mortem examination showed conclusively that [he did not drown]. The powerful effort he made was the immediate cause of death. His heart was not able to control the unusual quantity of blood forced upon it. It became over-distended, and he died in an instant." John had a long history of heart trouble."[43]
 "As a boy he was healthy and vigorous, remarkable for his sprightliness, drollery, and fondness of play. He was exceedingly swift of foot, and delighted in running matches. At school he was considered an apt pupil, but he received little instruction calculated to develop or train his bright intellect. Up to near his fourteenth year he was sent from one school to another, but all were much on a par in their rudimentary character and defective training. A voracious reader, John spent much of his teens devouring many books, especially books such as Pilgrims Progress, which would set the mould for his later years. At seventeen he went to Abbey Hall, a very high-class school, in Omagh. Subsequently he obtained a tutorship in classics and mathematics in Foyle College, Londonderry. Few men ever thirsted more for knowledge, in every department of truth, than he did; and to the end of life he pursued it with avidity. In 1841 went to live with his brother, Charles, in Dublin, who was a minister there. There he continued his educated and began preaching & conducting services, as the opportunity arose, eventually settling with the Wesleyans. In 1842 he was appointed to the parish of Kinsale, where he proved to be quite popular. Throughout this time he suffered severe bouts of ill health. The following year he was transferred to Waterford. However in 1844 John's health had deteoriated to such a state that he was forced to retire and live with his brother, Charles, in Cork. After recovering, he took up ministry in Cork, with his brother. In 1845 he was transferred to Donegal Place, Belfast where he had a successful ministry for 2 years before being transferred to Charlemont/Moy, on the border of Co Donegal & Co Tyrone, his circuit covering much of eastern Co Tyrone. In 1848 he had another bout of his illness. The same year he was again transferred to Belfast. In 1850, after a preaching tour in Scotland, he was transferred to Dublin. In 1852 John resigned from the Wesleyean church and became a member of the Congregational church, taking up ministry at Charlemont, where he had been a few years earlier. The following year he took up a position at the Congregational chapel on King's Inn Street, Dublin. In 1855 he took up the ministry of Craven Chapel, London. During his time at Craven, John frequently went on preaching tours throughout the UK. In 1864 John resigned his ministry at Craven Chapel and moved to Australia to take up a position in the Congregational chapel in Pitt Street, Sydney, the principal Congregational in Sydney. In 1876, with the health of both John & his wife deteoriating, they returned to England. During his time in Australia John made many missionary tours throughout the various Australian colonies. In England he took up a position at the Clifton Road church, Brighton. Throughout his career John zealously pursued his ministry and whenever he was based saw large increases in the size of his congregations, with congregations at Craven Chapel numbering in the thousands. In 1879, whilst the Clifton Road church was closed for renovations for 10 weeks, John traveled to the USA to visit the family of his brother, Archibald, who had recently died."[43] 
Married Matilda, 8/1846, Belfast, Ireland.[43] Matilda died after 1879.[43] Resided 1841-1842, Dublin, Ireland.[43] Resided 1842-1844, Kinsale, Ireland.[43] Resided 1844, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland.[43] Resided 1845-1847, Donegal Place, Belfast, Ireland.[43] Resided 1847-1848, Charlemont, Co Donegal, Ireland.[43] Resided 1848-1850, Belfast, Ireland.[43] Resided 1850-1852, Dublin, Ireland.[43] Resided 1852-1853, Charlemont, Co Donegal, Ireland.[43] Resided 1853-1855, King's Inn Street, Dublin, Ireland.[43] Resided 1855-1864, London, England.[43] Resided 1864-1876, Sydney, NSW, Australia.[43] Resided 1876-1879, Brighton, England.[43]
Children: (a)
 
John Woods Graham, born 10/1847, Charlemont, Co Donegal, Ireland.[43] Died 10/8/1848, Belfast, Ireland.[43]
(b)
son, alive 1874.[43] Returned to england c.1875 to continue his education (ie likely born 1850s).[43]

vii.
Andrew Graham.[43] Resided with parents, 1845.[43]

viii.
female Graham.[43] Died in childhood, drowned.[43]

ix.
female Graham.[43] Only daughter to survive to adulthood.[43] Married unknown. Husband died 1849, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[43]



This family grouping includes some uncertain linkages. Tantramurry & Tattraconnaghty are adjacent small townlands sandwiched between Castletown & Gortnacreagh in the north & Mountjoy Forest in the south. John & Andrew (3rd generation) are without doubt closely related since they are listed in the same 1840 land lease and their children are neighbours in 1860. John & Andrew are presumably grandsons of the William Graham who appears in Tantramurry by 1763 & possibly the William Graham listed in the 1796 Flax List.[28] The intermediary generation is unknown, but it seems feasible that it is the Andrew Graham who appears in the 1796 Flax list. The connection of William of Tattraconnaghty as a 3rd son for Andrew born about 1760 is less certain, however note that the two townlands border each other and it would be reasonable for Andrew to have named a son after his father and William would appear to be the oldest of the three postulated sons. William first appears in Tattraconnaghty townland, which lies between Castletown & Mountjoy West townlands. William & his descendants were Presbyterian & farmed modest sized farms, as with the Castletown Graham's. As noted elsewhere, the Mountjoy West/Gortnacreagh Graham's were Methodists and of considerable wealth.


1. William Graham,[39] probably born between 1720-1740. On 5/9/1763 William Graham and others (farmers), entered into a lease for three lives or 31 years for land in Tantramurry townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[39] Married unknown. Probably the William Graham listed in the 1796 Spinning Wheel Bounty.[28] Resided 1763, Tantramurry townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[39] Possibly resided 1796, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[28]

Children of William Graham:
*
i.
 
Andrew Graham,[28] probably born between 1750-1770.




1.1. Andrew Graham,[28] probably born between 1750-1770. {Adult by 1796 & from DOBs of children} In 1796 was growing at least 1 acre of flax, listed in the Spinning Wheel Bounty.[28] Married unknown. Resided 1796, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[28]

Children of Andrew Graham:
*
i.
 
William Graham,[3] probably born between 1785-1805.
*
ii.

Andrew Graham,[3] probably born between 1795-1805.

iii.

John Graham,[39] probably born between 1780-1820. {Alive 1840 & from, DOB of presumed son} On 1/2/1840, "Lease for seven years of the lands of Tantramurry (pending cause in the case of Gardiner v Blessington) by Roderick Connor, one of the masters of the High Court of Chancery in Ireland, to John Graham, farmer."[39]
Children: (a)
 
James Graham,[8] probably born between 1800-1840. {Adult & living in 1860} In 1860 was leasing Block No.1, Tantramurry townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone from Robert Scott, comprising a house, out-buildings & land covering 19 acres 1 rood & 10 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 8 for the land and 15 for the house (total 8 15s).[8] Resided 1860, Tantramurry townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8]




1.1.1. William Graham,[3] probably born between 1785-1805. {From DOBs of children} Listed in 1827 Tithe Applotment Book for Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[29] Married Rebecca Johnson, 20/5/1823, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Resided 1827, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[29]

Children of William Graham & Rebecca Johnson:

i.
 
Rebecca Graham,[3] probably born between 1823-1825. {Possible daughter, named after mother} Married James Arthur, 31/12/1841, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] James of Castletown.[3]

ii.

James Graham, probably born between 1825-1832, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 19/2/1891.[3] In 1860 was leasing Block No.6Aa, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone from John Norris, comprising a house, out-buildings & land covering 17 acres & 30 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 9 5s for the land and 1 for the house (total 10 5s).[8] In 1860 was leasing Block No.6B, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone from John Norris, comprising 10 acres 1 rood & 35 perches of bog with an annual rateable valuation of 5s.[8] In 1860 leased Block No.6Ab, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone to Hugh Jack, comprising a house with an annual rateable valuation of 5s.[8] Married Ann Jane Arther, 12/5/1853, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3] James s/o William & Ann d/o David Arthur.[2] Ann born c.1834, Co Tyrone, Ireland,[3,5] died 14/11/1914.[3] Ann was Presbyterian, literate & widowed, 1901,1911.[5,38] Farmer, 1901.[38] Resided 1860, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8] Resided 1901, house No.10, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Living with Ann in 1901 were three adult children and James Robinson (85yo), a boarder & retired farmer.[38] Resided, 1911, with son, John, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5]
Children: (a)
 
Elizabeth Graham, born c.1863, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 3/4/1920.[3]
(b)
Isabella Graham, born _____, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] {DOB given by [3] is an obviously incorrect estimate, not with mother in 1901 census}
(c)
Ann Graham, born 8/8/1865, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901.[38] Resided 1901, with mother, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38]
(d)
John Graham, born 21/8/1867, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 9/6/1942.[3] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901.[38] Baptist, literate & single, 1911.[5] Farmer, 1911.[5] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at 'Faltaconnaught' [Tattraconnaghty], was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Mountjoy Presbyterian Church, James Williamson collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1901, with mother, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided, 1911, house No.9, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Resided 1912, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(e)
Mary Margaret Graham, born 23/4/1870, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3]
(f)
Andrew Graham, born c.1873, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,5] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38] Postman, 1911.[5] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at 'Faltraconnaught' [Tattraconnaghty], was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Mountjoy Presbyterian Church, James Williamson collecting the signatures.[51] Resided, 1901,1911, with brother, John, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Resided 1912, Tattraconnaghty townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]

iii.

Alexander Graham, born 7/1/1828 & baptised 17/3/1828, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 22/3/1896.[3] Married Mary Fyffe,[2] 15/4/1869, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
Children: (a)
 
William John Graham, born 23/2/1870, Drumquin, West Longfield parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3] Died 5/8/1876.[3]
(b)
James Alexander Graham, born 27/1/1872, Drumquin, West Longfield parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3] Died 30/8/1941.[3] Married Jane Hamilton Porter, 14/7/1910, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
Children: (1)
 
Mary Ann Graham, born 16/9/1911, Mullanatoomog townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 4/7/1980.[3] Married Robert Joseph Wason, 16/12/1942, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(2)
William Hill Porter Graham, born 14/3/1913, Mullanatoomog townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 31/3/1996.[3] Married Sadie Wason, 20/11/1934, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Sadie born 25/3/1912, Newtownstewart, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland, & died 26/3/1970.[3]
(3)
Anna Maria Graham, born 21/9/1914, Mullanatoomog townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 12/4/1943.[3] Married David Wason, 9/1939, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(4)
Margaret Florence Graham, born 14/8/1916, Mullanatoomog townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died c.1968.[3]
(5)
Sarah Evelyn Hill Graham, born 14/9/1919, Mullanatoomog townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 6/7/1995.[3]
(6)
Henrietta Josephine Graham, born 30/1/1921, Mullanatoomog townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 2/11/1966.[3] Married Robert Sanderson Gilmour, 1942, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(7)
Ross Hamilton Graham, born 20/12/1924, Mullanatoomog townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 1926.[3]
(8)
Hamilton Samuel Graham, born 14/8/1927, Mullanatoomog townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 11/8/1944.[3]
(c)
Thomas Porter Graham, born 31/1/1874, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3] Married Mary Verner, 15/10/1891, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Mary born c.1870 & died 1/9/1926.[3]
Children: (1)
 
William Alexander Graham, born 21/12/1892, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(2)
James Andrew Forbes Graham, born 26/11/1894, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(3)
Sarah Elizabeth Graham, born 2/1/1897, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Married George Alexander Smythe, 10/8/1921, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(4)
Samuel Albert Fyffe Graham, born 27/12/1899, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(d)
Samuel Stewart Graham, born 4/2/1876, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 27/1/1940.[3] Married Maria Ellen Black, 3/2/1908, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Maria died 13/4/1958.[3]
Children: (1)
 
Thomas Alexander Graham, born 14/8/1909, Mullagharn townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(2)
Hugh Graham, born 13/1/1911, Mullagharn townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 1976.[3] Married Gertrude Margaret Jack, c.1947, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(3)
Mary Elizabeth Graham, born 25/5/1913, Mullagharn townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Married Frederick Cummings, 24/7/1946, Gillygooly townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Frederick of Invagh townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(4)
Samuel Stewart Graham, born 29/6/1916, Mullagharn townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 1980.[3]
(5)
John Pattison Graham, born 2/8/1919, Mullagharn townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 1968.[3] Married Mary Elizabeth Myrtle Colhoun, c.1947, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Mary born c.1922 & died 1976.[3]
(6)
Joseph Henry Graham, born 8/6/1922, Mullagharn townland, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 1968.[3]
(e)
Sarah Jane Graham, born 23/4/1878, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 6/12/1965.[3] Married Alexander Harpur, 23/7/1904, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(f)
Joseph Henry Graham, born 18/2/1881, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 10/11/1950.[3]
(g)
Catherine Rebecca Graham, born 10/7/1886, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 9/2/1963.[3] Married Samuel Atchison, 18/6/1908, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Samuel died 10/6/1961.[3]

iv.

George Robinson, baptised 16/11/1829, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]




1.1.2. Andrew Graham,[3] probably born between 1795-1805. On 1/2/1840, "Lease for seven years of the lands of Tantramurry (pending cause in the case of Gardiner v Blessington) by Roderick Connor, one of the masters of the High Court of Chancery in Ireland, to Andrew Graham, farmer."[39] In 1860 was co-leasing with William Graham Block No.2, Tantramurry townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone from Robert Scott, comprising a house, out-building & land covering 25 acres 3 rood & 55 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 6 10s for the land (Andrew's share) and 10s for the house (total 7).[8] Married Miss McMains.[3] Resided 1840,1860, Tantramurry townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8,39]

Children of Andrew Graham & Miss McMains:

i.
 
William Graham, born 1826, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2] In 1860 was co-leasing with Andrew Graham Block No.2, Tantramurry townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone from Robert Scott, comprising a house, out-building & land covering 25 acres 3 rood & 55 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 6 10s for the land (Andrew's share) and 1 for the house (total 7 10s).[8] Married Jane McIlrea, 9/3/1854, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2] Jane, s/o Walter McIlrea, born 1828.[2] William, s/o Andrew Graham, born 1826.[2] Resided 1860, Tantramurry townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5]
Children: (a)
 
male Graham,[38] probably born between 1854-1860. Died between 1886-1901. Married Margaret.[38] Margaret born 1852, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Presbyterian, reads only & widow, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Mountjoy East, Margaret was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Dunmullan Orange Hall, Charles Beattie collecting the signatures.[51] Resided, 1901, house No.16, Mountjoy Forest East townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Living with Margaret was Sarah Watson (48yo), dressmaker, and George Walker (6yo).[38] Resided, 1911, house No.17, Mountjoy Forest East townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Living with Margaret was James Graham, grandson (10yo).[5] Resided 1912, Mountjoy East townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
Children: (1)
 
Mary Jane Graham, born 1880, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Farm servant, 1901.[38] Cook & domestic servant, 1911.[5] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Mountjoy East, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Dunmullan Orange Hall, Charles Beattie collecting the signatures.[51] Resided, 1901, with Robert Johnston, Tuttynure townland, Dunbreen, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided, 1911, with mother.[5] Resided 1912, Mountjoy East townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(2)
Elizabeth Margaret Graham, born 1883, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] General servant, 1901.[38] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901.[38] Resided, 1901, with mother.[38]
(3)
Andrew Robert Graham, born 1884, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Labourer, 1901.[38] Farm servant, 1911.[5] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901.[38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at 'Gortnagarn' [Gortnacreagh], was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Mountjoy Presbyterian Church, James Williamson collecting the signatures.[51] Resided, 1901,1911, with mother.[5,38] Resided 1912, Mountjoy East townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(4)
William J. Graham, born 1885, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Farm servant, 1901,1911.[5,38] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at 'Gortnagarn' [Gortnacreagh], was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Mountjoy Presbyterian Church, James Williamson collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1901, with James Jack, Mountjoy Forest East townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38]Resided 1911, with Thomas Burns, house No.4, Tantramurry townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Resided 1912, Mountjoy East townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(5)
Rebecca Ann Graham, born 1886, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Domestic servant, 1901.[38] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901.[38] Resided, 1901, with James Croskery, Killinure townland, Gortgranagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38]

ii.

Robert Graham, baptised 12/6/1827, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

iii.

Jane Graham, baptised 18/9/1831, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

iv.

Mary Graham, baptised 15/5/1834, St Eugene Church of Ireland, Mountjoy townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Married John Lamb, 3/10/1854, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2] John, s/o John Lamb Sr, born 1834.[2] Mary, d/o Andrew Graham, born 1834.[2]



Francis lived in the south of Cappagh parish, in the town of Omagh. Included as a sample of the southern Cappagh & Omagh area Graham's, mostly because this is the only family for which more than 2 generations can be easily assembled. A Thomas Graham, father & son, were living just south of Omagh from 1827 to at least 1876, listed in the 1827 tithe applotment book for Galbally townland,[29] Thomas Sr's widow, Eliza, was living in Galbally townland in 1860,[8] and Thomas Jr, living in Ballynamallard townland, owned 61 acres of land in 1876.[45]


1. Francis Graham,[2] probably born between 1780-1800. {From DOB of son}

Children of Francis Graham:
*
i.
 
Joseph Graham,[3] probably born between 1815-1825.




1.1. Joseph Graham,[3] probably born between 1815-1825. {From DOBs of children & DOM} Died 29/3/1891, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] In 1860 was leasing No.82 Main Street, Omagh, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, from James Buchanan, comprising a house, out-building, yard & small garden with an annual rateable valuation of 8 10s.[8] Married Jane Clements, 24/8/1847, Omagh, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3] Jane d/o Joseph Clements,[2] born c.1818 & died 8/12/1910, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Resided 1860, No.82 Main Street, Omagh, Drumragh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8]

Children of Joseph Graham & Jane Clements:

i.
 
Mary Jane Graham, born 12/7/1852, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

ii.

Joseph Alexander Graham, born 11/3/1855, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 28/10/1929, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Married Alice Susan LeGear, 14/9/1904, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
Children: (a)
 
Francis Henry Alexander Graham, born 30/5/1905, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 16/9/1960.[3] Married Martha Agnew, 2/8/1933.[3]
Children: (1)
 
Alice Graham, born 26/9/1935, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 7/9/1975.[3]
(b)
Florence Josephine Graham, born 29/5/1906, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 11/11/1972.[3]
(c)
Joseph Le'Gear Graham, born 2/7/1907, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 10/4/1962.[3] Married Dorothy Evelyn Caldwell, 9/8/1934, Killen, Castlederg, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(d)
Harold Robert Knox Graham, born 26/5/1910, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 20/3/1997.[3]
(e)
William Stewart Graham, born 1/7/1911, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 30/3/1912.[3]
(f)
Cyril Godfrey Graham, born 6/6/1916, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 25/1/1989.[3]
(g)
John Douglas Hazley Graham, born 10/12/1917, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 19/5/1987.[3] Married Rebecca McGoldrick, 3/8/1946, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
Children: (1)
 
Hazel Marlene Graham, born 9/8/1947, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 14/6/1980.[3]
(2)
Raymond John Graham, born 10/3/1949, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 8/1/1991.[3]
(h)
Sydney Clements Graham, born 23/2/1920, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 2/12/1989.[3]

iii.

Francis John Graham, born 23/3/1858, Omagh, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 28/1/1867.[3]



Some Graham Families of Camus Parish & Strabane, Co Tyrone
There were a sizable number of Graham families living in the town of Strabane, however attempting to chart those families is rather difficult. None of the Strabane families appears in the 1796 Flax list and none of the Strabane families of the early to mid 1800s were still in Strabane by 1911. Like most towns of the time, the population tended to be more transient than the rural countryside. Strabane is even further to the north of Ardstraw parish than Evish & Cavanalee townlands and is even less likely to have any connection with the Ardstraw Graham's. Strabane borders Co Donegal and many of the Strabane Graham's likely come from that county.


1. Thomas Graham,[22] probably born between 1780-1790. {From DOBs of children & wife} Died before 1861. Married Elizabeth.[22] Elizabeth born 1791 & died 8/7/1865, Ballintra, Co Donegal, Ireland.[22] "July 8th, at Ballintra [Co Donegal], after a protracted illness, Elizabeth, relict of the late Mr Thomas Graham, of Strabane, aged 74 years".[22]

Children of Thomas Graham & Elizabeth:

i.
 
Thomas Graham,[22] probably born between 1805-1810. {From DOB of mother & children} Died 14/5/1861, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[22] "May 14, at Strabane, after a long illness, Mr Thomas Graham, son of Mr Thomas Graham."[22] In 1858 was leasing Block No.27, Butcher Street, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone from William Irwin, comprising a house, out-building & yard with an annual rateable valuation of 5.[8] Married Elizabeth Perry.[3,21] Elizabeth died 9/9/1861, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[22] "September 9, at Strabane, Elizabeth, wife of Mr Thomas Graham, Butcher Street."[22] Resided 1858, No.27 Butcher Street, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8] Resided 1861, Butcher Street, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[22]
Children: (a)
 
William James Graham, born 6/4/1830, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21] Died 4/3/1836, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(b)
Thomas Graham, born 7/3/1833, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 6/2/1873, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] "The Will (with one Codicil) of Thomas Graham late of Strabane County Tyrone Gentleman deceased who died 6/2/1873 at same place was proved at Londonderry by the oath of Isabella Graham of Strabane aforesaid Spinster one of the Executors, 14/3/1873, effects valued at under 20."[10] Resided 1873, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10]
(c)
Isabella Graham, born 2/10/1834, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[21] Was an executor of her brother's will (Thomas) in 1873, at the time she was unmarried.[10] Resided 1873, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10]
(d)
John Robert Graham,[22] born 11/12/1836, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21] Merchant, grocer & baker, 1867.[22,24] Married Catherine Smyley, 28/2/1867, Second Presbyterian Church, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[24] Married by Rev. W.A. Russell.[24] Catherine, d/o Robert Smyley of Carrickgullen,[24] died 19/12/1867, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[22] Resided 2/1867, Front Street, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[24] Resided 12/1867, Main Street, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[20,22]
Children: (1)
 
Robert Graham, born 2/12/1867, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3,20] Land agent, 1901.[38] Irish Church, literate & single, 1901.[38] Resided 1901, with Christopher Thompson, sugar merchant, house No.8, Church Brae, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38]
(e)
Isabella Rutherford Grahame, born 13/4/1839, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[21]
(f)
Margaret Graham, born 25/3/1841, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21] Married John James Fulton, 12/9/1870, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

ii.

William Graham,[3,21] probably born between 1805-1820. {From DOBs of children} Grocer, 1877, 1880.[25] In 1858 was leasing Block No.17, Butcher Street, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone from Rev. A. S. Humphrey, comprising a house, out-building & yard with an annual rateable valuation of 11.[8] Married Anne.[3,21] Resided 1858, No.17 Butcher Street, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8] Resided 1877, 1880, Butcher Street, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[25]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Graham, born 31/12/1840, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[21]
(b)
Elizabeth Graham, born 18/7/1842, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(c)
Thomas Graham, born 30/1/1847, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(d)
Sarah Graham, born 6/7/1848, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[21] {Possible daughter, mother listed as Nancy}



Evish townland borders Cavanalee to the north, however the two are separated by a river & it is possible there is no connection between the two families, especially since Alexander, a common forname amongst the Evish Graham's is absent amongst the Cavanalee Graham's. This family are listed as Greene's in the 1858 Griffith's Valuations. It is possible that James is the eldest generation since he appears as a co-tenant with both Alexander, John & a Thomas Brown (son in law?), however since a James is listed in the 1858 Griffith's Valuations, that would imply James Sr had children John, James Jr & Alexander. There is no further trace of a James Jr so I have gone with the simpler scenario, although note both are feasible. The Evish Ghraham's are more likely to have a connection with Leckpatrick, to the north.


1. John Graham,[18] probably born between 1765-1775. {From DOBs of children & still alive by 1827} Listed in 1827 Tithe Applotment Book for Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland, sharing a property with Alexander & James Graham.[18] Married unknown. Resided 1827, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[18]

Children of John Graham:

i.
 
Alexander Graham,[3,18] probably born between 1790-1795. {From DOBs of children} Listed in 1827 Tithe Applotment Book for Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland, Ireland, sharing a property with John & James Graham.[18] In 1858 was co-leasing with his brother, James, Block No.20, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone from Connolly Leeky, comprising a house, out-building & land on Alexander's share, block 20a, block 20 covering 18 acres 1 rood & 35 perches & Alexander's share of the annual rateable valuation was 3 for the land and 10s for the house (total 3 10s).[8] Married Maria Freeman.[3] Resided 1827,1858, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8,8]
Children: (a)
 
Cunningham Graham, baptised 26/2/1815, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(b)
Joseph Graham, born 1/7/1826, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(c)
Mary Graham, born 3/6/1829, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21] {Mother listed as Flemming}
*
ii.

James Graham,[18] probably born between 1795-1805.




1.1. James Graham,[18] probably born between 1795-1805. {From DOBs of children & adult by 1827} Listed in 1827 Tithe Applotment Book for Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland, Ireland, sharing a property with John & Alexander Graham, also sharing another property with Thomas Brown.[18] In 1858 was co-leasing with his brother, Alexander, Block No.20, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone from Connolly Leeky, comprising a house, out-building & land on James' share, block 20b, block 20 covering 18 acres 1 rood & 35 perches & James' share of the annual rateable valuation was 1 10s for the land and 10s for the house (total 2).[8] Married unknown. Resided 1827,1858, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8,18]

Children of James Graham:

i.
 
Alexander Graham,[3,21,24] born 1821,[38] Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died between 1901-1911.[5,38] Farmer, 1901.[38] Irish Church, illiterate, widower, 1901.[38] Married Matilda Ritchie,[3,21] 15/3/1861, First Presbyterian Church, Ardstraw, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[24] Marriage performed by Rev. Leslie A. Kyle.[24] Alexander of Evish & Matilda of Killen.[24] Resided 1901, house No.10, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38]
Children: (a)
 
Margaret Jane Graham, born 4/1/1862, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(b)
John James Graham, born 29/1/1864, baptised 1/2/1864, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(c)
Alexander Graham, born 15/6/1866, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21] Farm servant, 1901.[38] Church of Ireland, single & illiterate, 1901.[38] Resided 1901, with Sarah Campbell, publican, house No.37 Main Street, Newtownstewart, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38]
(d)
Sarah Graham, born 16/5/1868, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(e)
Joseph Graham, born 15/11/1871, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21] Cattle Dailor, 1901.[38] Farmer, 1911.[5] Irish Church, literate & single, 1901.[38] Episcopalian & literate, 1911.[5] Married Rebecca, c.1906.[5] Rebecca born 1886, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Rebecca Episcopalian & literate, 1911.[5] Resided 1901, with father.[38] Resided 1911, house No.22, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5]
Children: (a)
 
John Alexander Graham, born 1907, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] With parents, 1911.[5]
(b)
Joseph Graham, born 1909, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] With parents, 1911.[5]
(f)
Eliza Jane Graham, born 7/7/1878, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Irish Church, literate & single, 1901.[38] Seamster, 1901.[38] Resided 1901, with father.[38]

ii.

William Graham,[3,21] probably born between 1835-1845, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] {From DOBs of children} Died 13/12/1899, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] "Probate of the Will of William Alexander Graham late of Evish Strabane County Tyrone Farmer who died 13/12/1899 granted at Londonderry to Sarah Graham Widow, 12/11/1900, effects valued at 236 10s."[10] Farmer, 1899.[10] Married Sarah Houston,[3,21] 17/9/1867, Wesleyan Chapel, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[24] Marriage performed by Rev. W. Hoey.[24] William from Evish & Sarah, 3rd d/o James Houson, of Cavanalea (Cavanalee), Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[24] Sarah born 1849, Co Tyrone, Ireland & died after 1911.[5] Sarah was a farmer, Church of England, literate & a widow, 1901, 1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Evish, Sarah was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Strabane, Sergeant Keane collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1899,1900, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] Resided 1901, house No.9, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Living with Sarah in 1901 was Maggie McElare, a domestic servant.[38] Resided 1911, house No.21, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] {As of 1911 had 9 children, 8 still living} Resided 1912, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
Children: (a)
 
Margaret Graham, born 15/7/1868, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[21]
(b)
James Graham, born 11/1/1871, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(c)
William John Graham, born 17/11/1872, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21] Farmer, 1901.[38] Irish Church, literate & single, 1901.[38] Farmer's son, Church of England, single & literate, 1911.[5] Living with mother, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Evish, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Strabane, Sergeant Keane collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(d)
Huston Graham, born 1875, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Farmer, 1901.[38] Irish Church, literate & single, 1901.[38] Living with mother, 1911.[38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Main Street, Strabane, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Strabane, Sergeant Keane collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Main Street, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(e)
Joseph Graham, born 1/10/1877, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Farmer, 1901.[38] Irish Church, literate & single, 1901.[38] Farmer's son, Brethern, single & literate, 1911.[5] Living with mother, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Evish, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Strabane, Sergeant Keane collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(f)
Robert Graham, born 17/12/1880, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Farmer, 1901.[38] Irish Church, literate & single, 1901.[38] Living with mother, 1901.[38]
(g)
Alexander Graham, born 1885, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Irish Church, literate & single, 1901.[38] Living with mother, 1911.[38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Evish, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Strabane, Sergeant Keane collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(h)
Sarah Graham, born 1891, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Irish Church, literate & single, 1901.[38] Church of England, single & literate, 1911.[5] Living with mother, 1901, 1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Evish, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Strabane, Sergeant Keane collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(i)
Thomas Graham, born 1894, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Irish Church, literate & single, 1901.[38] Church of England, single & literate, 1911.[5] Living with mother, 1901,1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Evish, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Strabane, Sergeant Keane collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Evish townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]



This is an interesting family group - it is one of the very few Platation Irish families that can be reliably traced back to the Plantation with some degree of confidence, thanks in a large part to the Abercorn Estate Papers which allow documentation of this family from the original planeter up to the 1800s where other sources of documentation exist. As the oldest known Graham family in the region, it is temping to speculate that other Graham families in the region may be offshoots of this family. Lacking any documentation this would be impossible to prove .. or disprove. This is one area where DNA tests would prove useful. Forenames in this family in the late 1700s and early 1800s are similar to those used for the children of my Mary Graham and a branch of this family settled in a townland near Newtownstewart, Ardstraw parish, where a branch of Mary's husband's family also settled. Source [53] includes a rather colourful - and imaginative - version of the family history, back to the 1200s in Scotland. Among other things, it claims the family came from Cavanalle, the family castle in the village of Strabane, built by an exiled Scottish Laird in the 13th century.


1. John Graham, born about 1560, Scotland.[13] Part of the Ulster Plantations.[13] John, or his son William, was listed by surname in the 1630 Muster Roll for the Strabane district, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[23]

Children of John Graham:
*
i.
 
William Graham, born c.1609.[13]




1.1. William Graham, born c.1609.[13]

Children of William Graham:
*
i.
 
Thomas Francis Graham, born 1650.[13]




1.1.1. Thomas Francis Graham, born 1650.[13] Died 1713, (possibly Cavanalee townland), Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[13] Resided Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland (possibly Cavanalee townland).[13]

Children of Thomas Graham:
*
i.
 
Thomas Graham, born c.1689.[13]
*
ii.

Francis Graham,[15] probably born between 1697-1710. {Was alive in 1777 (presumably less than 80yo) with at least two adult sons, so born no later than 1710}




1.1.1.1. Thomas Graham, born c.1689.[13] In 1756 was renting Block No.2, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland, covering 44 statute acres of land with an annual rate valuation of 13 13s 10d, consisting of about 24.75 plantation acres of arable land, 1.25 plantation acres of steep oak bank and 0.5 plantation acres of road, the description given as "The first distinction is a sharp kindly ground but very steep, shallow, sandy & gravelly in many places. The second is precipitious & ought to be inclosed as it occasions the loss of some cattle to tenants. Houses 4."[23] The land consisted of 41 acres of arable land which was steep, shallow, sandy & gravely in many places, plus 2 acres of steep oak bank with no value.[23] By 1833 much of the land was described as arable with sould and moderate depth soil and even the steep bank was arable with pasture, indicating considerable improvement in the almost 80 years since 1756.[23] Married Elizabeth Wigton.[13] Resided 1756, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[13,23]

Children of Thomas Graham & Elizabeth Wigton:

i.
 
Margaret Graham, born 1736, (possibly Cavanalee townland), Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[13] Died Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[13]

ii.

Mary Graham, born (possibly Cavanalee townland), Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[13]
*
iii.

Thomas Graham,[13] probably born 1730-1740 (from DOB's of children), Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[14]




1.1.1.2. Francis Graham,[15] probably born between 1697-1710. {Was alive in 1777 (presumably less than 80yo) with at least two adult sons so born no later than 1710} Died between 1777-1787.[23] Alive 1759.[15] Was named as an heir in the will of his son, John, 1759, then residing in Maryland, USA.[15] In 1777 was renting Block No.7, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland, covering 34 acres of land.[23] Married unkown. Resided 1759,1777, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[15,23]

Children of Francis Graham:

i.
 
John Graham,[15] probably born between 1720-1730, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[15] {DOB range based on that of his father & adult by 1759} Died 1759, Talbot Co, Maryland, USA.[15] Will dated 18/4/1759 & probated 18/9/1759.[15] "To my brother, Hugh Graham, my 100a of Branfield, in Tuckahoe Neck, Queen Anns Co, & L 20. To my father, Francis Graham, in Cavanallee near Straban, County Tyrone, Ireland, the residue. Extecutors: friends Cornelius Dayley of Talbot Co, merchant, Samuel Casson of Philadelphia, merchant, & my said brother Hugh Graham. Witnesses: Robert Casson, Hannah Thompson, Hen[ry] Thompson, sworn to by all 3 witnesses 18 Sept. 1759."[15]

ii.

Hugh Graham,[15] probably born between 1720-1730, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[15] {DOB range based on that of his father & adult by 1759} Alive 1759.[15] In 1759 inherited his brother's property at Branfield, Queen Anns Co, Maryland, USA.[15] Also executor of his brother's will, so was presumably residing in Maryland, USA at the time.[15]
* iii.

Thomas Graham,[23] born between 1735-1755.
*
iv.

Lowther Graham,[17] probably born between 1745-1765.




1.1.1.1.1. Thomas Graham,[13,53] probably born 1730-1740 (from DOB's of children), Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[14] Died between 1806-1827.[23] In 1777 was renting Block No.2, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland, covering 44 acres of land.[23] In 1787 was renting Block No.2, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland, with an annual rate valuation of 37.50.[23] In 1796 was growing between 4-5 acres of flax, receiving four spinning wheels in the Spinning Wheel Bounty.[17] In 1806 was renting Block No.2, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland, covering 44 acres of land with an annual rate valuation of 37.50.[23] In 1827 Thomas' land, then with an annual rate valuation of 8.06 was being rented by Galbraith Lowther, whose father, Thomas Lowther, was a neighbour of Thomas Graham back to at least 1756.[23] Married Jane Macbeth.[13,14,53] Jane from Balindrait.[13] Resided 1756, 1777, 1787, 1796, 1806, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[23]

Children of Thomas Graham & Jane Macbeth:

i.
 
Mary Graham, born c.1760 (?), Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[14,53] Buried in the Irish Memorial Cemetery, Tazewell, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] Married William Houston.[53] William born c.1755.[53] Married 2nd John Weir.[53] John born c.1750, Ireland.[53]
Children: (a)
 
Hugh Houson, born c.1795.[53]
(b)
William Houston.[53] Married Mary Patterson.[53]
(c)
Mary Weir.[53]
(d)
Margaret Weir, born after 1800, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] Married Robert Glenn.[53]
(e)
Matilda Weir.[53]
(f)
Thomas Weir, born c.1800.[53]
(g)
Ann Jane Weir, born c.1808.[53] Married Benjamin Sewell.[53]

ii.

William Graham, born 2/5/1765,[53] Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[14] Died Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] "William came from Ireland in 1810. He build the stone residence 'Graystone' in Tazewell. He was a soldier for Robert Emmett in the Irish Rebellion led by Emmet. He died a wealthy man but left no children & was buried in the Irish Memorial Cemetery, Tazewell, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA."[53] Married Margaret Chamberlain.[53] Margaret born c.1770, Jefferson Co, Tennessee, USA.[53]

iii.

Andrew Graham, born 1767, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[14,53] "According to family tradition Andrew served as a surgeon under Lord Nelson, reportedly removing one of Nelson's eyes. Andrew's brothers, William and Hugh, were involved in the Rebellion of 1798 and were sentenced to death, but had their sentences reduced to banishment to the America's."[14] A published death notice for his son, William (1839), describes Andrew as "the late Andrew Graham, Esq., Royal Navy, formerly of Cavanalee, near Strabane."[20] Married Maria McCarty.[53] Maria emigrated to the USA with her children.[53]
Children: (a)
 
William Graham.[20] Died 28/12/1839, Tennessee, USA.[20]
(b)
James Graham.[53] Settled in Iowa, USA.[53]
(c)
Eliza Jane Graham.[53] Married Thomas J. Johnson.[53] Thomas was County Court Clerk for Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53]

iv.

James Graham, born c.1769, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[14,53] Fought at the battle of Kings Mountain.[53]

v.

John Graham, born c.1773, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[14,53] Married Margaret 'Peggy' McCay.[53] Peggy born c.1779 & died 25/5/1860.[53]

vi.
Jane Graham, born c.1775, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[14,53] {[53] gives conflicting information on Jane. She apparently emigrated to the USA, but [53] lists two husbands with two sets of apparently contemporary children}

vii.
Nancy Ann Graham, born c.1780, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[14,53] Died Tazewell, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] Married Francis Patterson, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[53] Francis born c.1775, Co Tyrone, Ireland & died 1844, Tazewell, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] Both buried in the Irish Memorial Cemetery, Tazewell, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] "Francis Patterson, Sr. came from Ireland in an early day and purchased a farm on the main road leading from Tazewell to Cumberland Gap, 2 1/2 miles this side of the Gap, not far from Harrogate. His wife was Nancy Graham, a sister to Hugh Graham."[53]
Children: (a)
 
James W. Patterson, born 18/4/1798, Philadelphia, Pensylvania, USA.[53] Married Margaret P. Fulkerson.[53]
(b)
Robert Patterson, born c.1800, Pensylvania, USA.[53] "Robert was a commanding general of the Federal forces during the Civil War, based in Philadelphia, PA. He owned much land in Philadelphia and a sugar plantation near New Orleans."[53] Married Sarah Engle.[53]
(c)
Mary Patterson, born c.1800, Pensylvania, USA.[53] Married William Houston.[53]
(d)
William Patterson, born c.1810, Pensylvania, USA.[53]
(e)
Frances Jane Patterson, born c.1813, Philadelphia, Pensylvania, USA.[53] Married James Fulkerson.[53]

viii.
Hugh Graham,[14] born 20/10/1784, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[16,53] Died 22/3/1865, Tazewell, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] Merchant, 1850.[53] Emigrated to Pensylvania, USA, about 1800.[16] Settled in Tazewell, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[16] Married Catherine Nenny, 28/2/1817, Jefferson Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] Catherine born 12/8/1797, Bent Creek, Tennessee, USA & died 15/2/1883, Russellville, Hamblen Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] Both buried in the Irish Memorial Cemetery, Tazewell, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] Resided 1850, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53]
Children: (a)
 
Thomas P. Graham, born 1825, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] Merchant.[53] Living with parents, 1850.[53] Married Jane Ewing.[53]
(b)
Lucy Graham, born 1827, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] Married James Williams.[53] James born 1825, Nashville, Tennessee, USA & died Gratz, Austria.[53] "James was Minister to Turkey under President. Buchanan. James & Lucy went to Paris and were presented at the Court of Louis Napoleon by Senator Mason of Virginia, then Minister to France, who afterwards, with Slidell, presented the claims of the Southern Confederacy to the same court for recognition. In Constantinople, the American embassy became famous for its southern hospitality. Mr Williams was a man of large estates in Tennessee, and Mrs. Williams had been most admirably trained for her position by her life at "Castle Roche" where her father had insisted on European etiquette and training for his daughters. During the Civil War, the Williams' family lived in London, and as no remittances came from the South, Mr. Williams supported his family by writing for the London Times and by publishing two books, one on "Slavery" and one on "The American Citizen". He also edited a paper in the interests of the Southern Confederacy."[53]
Children: (1)
 
William Williams.[53]
(2)
Kate Williams.[53] Married Baron Barry Kavanaugh-Ballyane of Hungary.[53]
(3)
Mary Williams.[53] Married Prince Ferdinand de L'Iguoura de Pdesicci of Naples, Italy.[53]
(c)
Margaret E. Graham, born 1829, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] Died before 1904.[53] Married William Neil, 11/2/1840, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53]
(d)
Maria Louisa Graham, born 12/10/1833, Tazewell, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] Died 12/4/1910, Russellville, Hamblen Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] With parents, 1850.[53] Married Theophilus Rogan, 14/12/1853, Tazewell, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] Theo born 20/7/1825 & died 23/9/1904, Russellville, Hamblen Co, Tennessee, USA.[53]
(e)
Sarah Graham, born 1837, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] With parents, 1850.[53] Married Judge William Blackburn, 1/9/1857, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53]
(f)
Cornelia Graham, born 1839, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] With parents, 1850.[53] Married William Houston Patterson.[53] William born 1833, Pensylvania, USA.[53] "Hugh Graham purchased Cavan-a-Lee, formerly known as the Nenney home, and gave it to his daughter, Mrs. William Houston Paterson of Philadelphia."[53] {Presumably this was an estate in the USA and not the family home back in Co Tyrone, Ireland}
Children: (1)
 
Frank E. Patterson, born 1864, Pensylvania, USA.[53]
(2)
Lucy Bramlette Patterson, born 22/8/1865, Pensylvania, USA.[53] Died 20/6/1942.[53]
(3)
Robert Patterson, born 1870, Pensylvania, USA.[53]
(4)
Hugh Graham Patterson, born 13/12/1871, Pensylvania, USA.[53] Died 24/7/1953.[53]
(5)
Louise Patterson, born 19/9/1876, Pensylvania, USA.[53] Died 31/8/1942.[53]
(g)
Ellen H. Graham, born 1841, Tazewell, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53] Died 1868, Philadelphia, Pensylvania, USA.[53] With parents, 1850.[53] Ellen was a Union sympathiser during the US Civil War and after freeing captive prisioners, fled to the north.[53]
(h)
Catherine Graham, born c.1841, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53]
(i)
James Graham, born c.1843, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53]
(j)
William Graham, born c.1845, Claiborne Co, Tennessee, USA.[53]
(k)
Mary Graham.[53]




1.1.1.2.1. Thomas Graham,[23] born between 1735-1755. {From DOB range of son & adult by 1777} In 1777 was renting Block No.9, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland, covering 52 acres of land.[23] In 1787 was renting Block No.9, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland, with an annual rate valuation of 10.94.[23] In 1796 was growing between 1-2 acres of flax, receiving one spinning wheel in the Spinning Wheel Bounty.[17] In 1806 was renting Block No.2, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland, covering 44 acres of land with an annual rate valuation of 37.50.[23] In 1827 Thomas' land, then with an annual rate valuation of 8.06 was being rented by Galbraith Lowther, whose father, Thomas Lowther, was a neighbour of Thomas Graham back to at least 1756.[23] Married unknown. Resided 1777,1787,1796,1806, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[23]

Children of Thomas Graham:
*
i.
 
Thomas Graham,[18,21] probably born between 1775-1785.




1.1.1.2.2. Lowther Graham,[17] probably born between 1745-1765. {From DOBs of children & adult by 1787} In 1787 was renting Block No.7, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland, with an annual rate valuation of 9.81 (in 1777 the land was being rented by Francis Graham, presumably Lowther's father).[23] In 1796 was growing between 2-3 acres of flax, receiving two spinning wheels in the Spinning Wheel Bounty.[17] In 1806 was renting Block No.7, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland, covering 23 acres of land with an annual rate valuation of 7.31.[23] Listed in 1827 Tithe Applotment Book for Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland,[18,23] with 23 acres of land and an annual rate valuation of 1.54.[23] Married unknown. Resided 1787, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[23] Resided 1796, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[17] Resided 1806,1827, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[18,23]

Children of Lowther Graham:
*
i.
 
Francis Graham,[2,18,21] probably born between 1785-1795, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]

ii.

Joseph Graham,[3,21] probably born between 1785-1795. {From DOB of son. Presumably s/o Lowther given name of his son} Married Jane.[3,21] {No further record of this family in Camus parish, presumably emigrated}
Children: (a)
 
Lowther Graham, born 1806, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]




1.1.1.2.1.1. Thomas Graham,[18,21] probably born between 1775-1785. {From DOBs of children} Listed in 1827 Tithe Applotment Book for Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland,[18,23] with an annual rate valuation of 2.29.[23] Thomas' representative was listed in the Hamilton Rent Books 1849/1850, implying he had either left the parish or had recently died.[19] Married Sarah/Lilly Chisom.[21] Resided 1827, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[18,23]

Children of Thomas Graham & Sarah Chisom:

i.
 
Thomas Graham,[19] probably born between 1795-1805. Listed in 1849/1850 Hamilton Rent Books (as a tenant).[19] In 1854 was member of a committee set up to organise the presentation of a testimonal to Rev. Goudy in recognition of his work for the church & the community.[23] Goudy was Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ireland in 1857.[23] In 1858 was leasing Blocks No.11A&B, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone from Marquis of Abercorn, comprising a house, out-buildings & land covering 21 acres & 5 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 8 5s for the land and 10s for the house (total 8 15s).[8] Married Mary Laughton.[21] {May be a 2nd wife of Thomas Sr, if so Thomas Jr did not marry & Thomas Sr's DOB would move forward to about 1790} Resided 1849/1850, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland (tenant).[19] Resided 1858, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8]
Children: (a)
 
John Graham, born 9/9/1825, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(b)
Anne Graham, born 7/10/1832, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[21] Married Stewart Monteith, 29/9/1959, Camus juxta Mourne (Christ Church), Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2] Stewart s/o Samuel.[2]
(c)
Lowther Graham, born 26/3/1835, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21] Died 25/7/1896, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] Farmer, 1895.[10] "Probate of the Will of Lowther Graham late of Cavanlee County Tyrone Farmer who died 25/7/1896 granted at Londonderry to Mary Graham the Widow, 13/4/1905, effects valued at 93."[10] In 1901 Lowther's estate was listed as the tenant of Block No.11, Cavanlee townland, covering 21 acres, which had been farmed by Lowther's ancestors since the late 1700s.[23] In 1906 the farm was tenanted by Lowther's widow, Mary Graham, in 1907 Mary's estate was listed as the tenant and in 1910 Thomas Graham (son) occupied the land.[23] By 1952 the farm had passed to Lowther Wilson.[23] Married Mary Wilson,[3,10,21,23,55] about 1870.[3] Mary born 1854, Co Tyrone, Ireland,[38] & died 5/2/1906, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] "Administration (with the Will) of the personal estate of Mary Graham late of Cavanlee (Strabane) County Tyrone Widow who died 5/2/1906 granted at Londonderry to Thomas Graham Farmer, 12/12/1906, effects valued at 279 5s."[10] In 1901 Mary was Church of England, reads only & a widow.[38] Resided 1896,1905,1906, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] Resided 1901, house No.10, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38]
Children: (1)
 
Mary Anne Graham, born 28/6/1873, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[21]
(2)
Francis Graham, born 7/5/1877, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,23] Died 1944 & buried 1944, Horowhenua Cemetery, Levin, New Zealand.[55] Farmer, 1901.[38] Church of England & literate, 1901.[38] Married Eliza Jane [Jean] Davis, 1/4/1909, Koputaroa, New Zealand.[23,55] Marriage was at the home of Mr John Percy.[55] Eliza, d/o Joseph Davis & isabella Steele,[55], born 1883, died 1970,[23] & buried 1970, Horowhenua Cemetery, Levin, New Zealand.[55]
Francis eloped with Eliza Jane Davis, a neighbour,[23] emigrating to New Zealand as ‘an engaged couple’, arriving arriving at Port Chalmers, New Zealand, 1908.[55]

Had issue.[23] Resided, 1901, with mother.[38] Resided 1940s, Palmerston North, New Zealand.[23]

  

(3)
Thomas Graham,[10] born 1878, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Died 1944, New Zealand.[23] Farmer, 1901,1906,1911.[5,10,38] Church of England & literate, 1901.[38] Episcopalian, literate & single, 1911.[5] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Cavanalee, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Strabane, Sergeant Keane collecting the signatures.[51] Resided, 1901, with mother.[38] Resided 1906, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[10] Resided 1911, house No.18, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Living with Thomas (in 1911) were siblings William, Sarah & Andrew, and nephew Leonard Graham, born 1906, USA.[5] Resided 1912, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(4)
Catherine Graham, born 1/3/1879, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[21] Church of England & literate, 1901.[38] Resided, 1901, with mother.[38]
(5)
Lowther Graham, born 1883, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Church of England & literate, 1901.[38] Farm labourer, 1901.[38] Resided, 1901, with mother.[38]
(6)
William Graham, born 1884, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Died 13/6/1952 & buried Old Levin Cemetery, Mako Mako Road, Levin, New Zealand (68yo).[55] Church of England & literate, 1901.[38] Episcopalian, literate & single, 1911.[5] Farm worker, 1911.[5] Farm labourer (in NZ).[55] Resided, 1901, with mother.[38] Resided 1911, with brother Thomas.[5] Emigrated to New Zealand,[55] after 1912,[5] with his brother, Andrew, so they could enlist to fight in WWI.[55] Resided Paisley Street, Levin, New Zealand.[55] Did not marry.[55]
(7)
John Graham, born 1886, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Church of England & literate, 1901.[38] Resided, 1901, with mother.[38]
(8)
Elizabeth Graham, born 1887, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Church of England & literate, 1901.[38] Resided, 1901, with mother.[38]
(9)
Isabella Jane Graham, born 1889, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Church of England & literate, 1901.[38] Resided, 1901, with mother.[38]
(10)
Sarah Graham, born 1891, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Church of England & literate, 1901.[38] Episcopalian, literate & single, 1911.[5] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Cavanalee, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Strabane, Sergeant Keane collecting the signatures.[51] Resided, 1901, with mother.[38] Resided 1911, with brother Thomas.[5] Resided 1912, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(11)
Susan Graham, born 1892, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Church of England & literate, 1901.[38] Resided, 1901, with mother.[38]
(12)
Andrew James Graham, born 1895, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Died 3/2/1970 & buried 6/2/1970, Old Levin Cemetery, Mako Mako Road, Levin, New Zealand (75yo).[55] Church of England, 1901.[38] Episcopalian, literate & single, 1911.[5] Learning Motor and Cycle Trade, 1911.[5] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Cavanalee, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Strabane, Sergeant Keane collecting the signatures.[51] Resided, 1901, with mother.[38]  Emigrated to New Zealand,[55] after 1912,[5] with his brother, William, so they could enlist to fight in WWI.[55] Married Thelma Mary Hemmingsen, 1922, New Zealand.[55] Thelma born c.1897, died 15/3/1978 & buried Old Levin Cemetery, Mako Mako Road, Levin, New Zealand (81yo).[55] Had issue.[55] Resided 1911, with brother Thomas.[5] Resided 1912, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51] Resided 1970, No.29 Duke Street, Levin, New Zealand.[55]

ii.

William Graham,[21] probably born between 1800-1805, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] {From DOBs of children. Presumably a son of Thomas, although could be a son of Lowther. Note however William named his eldest child Thomas, traditionally named after the paternal grandfather & the 1800s is probably a bit too recent for Lowther to have still been having children} Married Elizabeth,[3,21] about 1825.[3] {No trace of this family after the baptism of Robert in 1849. Not listed in the 1849/1850 Rent Books, nor in the Griffith's Valuations, so presumably emigrated in 1849 after Robert's baptism}
Children: (a)
 
Thomas Graham, born 16/9/1827, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(b)
Mary Graham, born 9/1834, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[21]
(c)
Maxwell Graham, born 15/9/1834, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[21]
(d)
Jane Graham, born 28/6/1837, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21] Died 26/11/1838, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(e)
Jane Graham, born 10/5/1839, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(f)
William Graham, born 23/12/1840, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(g)
Elizabeth Graham, born 22/9/1842, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(h)
Francis John Graham, born 4/7/1844, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(i)
Letitia Graham, born 5/8/1847, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(j)
Robert Graham, baptism 8/4/1849, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]

iii.

James Graham,[21] probably born between 1805-1814. {From DOBs of children & birth not listed in [21] which appears complete from 1814. In 1848 was a neighbour of James McCrea of Cavanalee. Both Thomas Sr & his brother, Francis Sr, had properties adjoining James McCrea. James did not inherit the tenancy from his father so was evidently not the eldest child. This would preclude Francis Sr as being his father since Francis married at the end of the James' likely DOB range (ie: he would have been the eldest son). On the other hand Thomas Sr had at least two sons born before James' DOB range and so is the most likely candidate} In 1848 James McCrea entered into an agreement with James Graham, son of one of McCrea's neighbours, which in effect assigned the farm to Graham, who would then become the tenant of the farm and would also provide for the retirement of James McCrea & his household. McCrea was still occupying the land up to 1860, presumably when he died, at which time the farm covered 91 acres: "Indenture 15th June 1848 between James McCrea, Cavanlee and James graham. Whereas by indenture of the lease of 31st January 1835, Abercorn to McCrea for the life of James Hamilton Jr, or, 21 years from 1st November 1834 with rent of 61 71s 3.5d [61.87] yearly. This indenture witnesseth that the said James McCrea for a consideration of 29 16s 9d [26.84] to him in hand paid by James graham, hath made over to James Graham in his possession his farm of 85 acres 35 perches [34ha]. James Graham to permit Hames McCrea and his sister Elizabeth McCrea during their lives to have and to hold and enjoy their sitting room or parlour in the dwelling house on said farm and two bedrooms now occupied by them and the use of the kitchen in common with James Graham together with the use of the furniture and bedding therein and also sufficient firing for their use and benefit and also supply with one good milk cow properly grassed and foddered and also supply James & Elizabeth McCrea ten measures of good eating potatoes and three cwt [150kg] of good oaten meal each year and yearly during their lives and shall pay them yearly annuity of 5 each year to be paid 1st November. James Graham to support and provide nancy Stewart and her illegitimate daughter by the said James McCrea called Jane McCrea in the manner they have hitherto provided so long and until they shall be paid by James Graham the amount of money due and owed to them by James McCrea.[23] In 1873 James sold the lease on his farm (formerly McCrea's), then Block No.26 covering 34 acres, to Joseph Davis.[23] In 1882 Joseph Davis aquired the adjacent farm, No.10 (72 acres), formerly tenanted by William Graham (identity unknown, although there was a William Graham in neighbouring Elvish townland).[23] Married Sarah.[21]
Children: (a)
 
Anne Graham, born 12/7/1834, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[21]
(b)
James Graham, born 1/5/1839, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21] Died 17/2/1904.[3] Married Mary McCrea.[3] Married 2nd Martha Black, 24/3/1870, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Martha born Ballgreen, Co Donegal, Ireland & died 19/10/1895.[3]
Children: (1)
 
Ellen Graham, born 2/2/1869, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(2)
Elizabeth McCrea Graham, born 3/12/1871, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(3)
James McCrea Graham, born 19/10/1875, Knockmoyle townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 12/4/1964.[3] Married Anna Florence Coughtry, 10/4/1901, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co, Iowa, USA.[3]
(4)
Andrew Graham, born 15/12/1877, Knockmoyle townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3]
(5)
William Alexander Black Graham, born 1/1878, Knockmoyle townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 1963.[3]
(6)
John Graham, born c.1882, Knockmoyle townland, Cappagh parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died after 1863.[3]
(c)
Elizabeth Graham, born 27/5/1848, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]

iv.

Matilda Jane Graham, baptised 19/10/1815, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland (mother Lilly).[3,21]

v.

John Graham, baptised 19/1/1821, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland (mother Sally).[3,21] {The evidence that John was the same person who later appeared in Straletterdallan is speculative, however the DOB matches and most of the forenames appearing amongst the Straletterdallan Graham's match those of this branch of the Cavanalee Graham's} In 1859 was leasing Block No.1a, Straletterdallan townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone from James Stewart, comprising a house & garden covering 1 rood & 10 perches with an annual rateable valuation of 5s for the land and 5s for the house (total 10s).[8] Married unknown. Resided 1859, Straletterdallan townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8]
Children: (a)
 
John Graham, born 1848, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Farm labourer, 1901,1911.[5,38] Presbyterian & literate, 1901, 1911.[5,38] Widower, 1911.[5] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at 'Straw', John was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Newtownstewart Orange Hall, William Miller collecting the signatures.[51] Married Sarah.[38] Sarah born 1862, Co Tyrone, Ireland & died between 1901-1911. Sarah Presbyterian & literate, 1901.[38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at 'Straw', Sarah was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Badoney Presbyterian Church, Reverend J. McFadden collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1901, house No.3, Straletterdallan townland, Moyle, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Resided 1911, house No.29, Straletterdallan townland, Moyle, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Resided 1912, Straletterdallan townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
Children: (1)
 
Sarah 'Minnie' Graham, born 1890, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38] Resided 1901, with parents.[38] Resided, 1911, with father.[5]
(2)
Andrew John Graham, born 1891, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38] Farm labourer, 1911.[5] Resided 1901, with parents.[38] Resided, 1911, with father.[5] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Crosh, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Badoney Presbyterian Church, Reverend J. McFadden collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Crosh townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(3)
James Graham, born 1894, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38] Servant, 1911.[5] Resided 1901, with parents.[38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at 'Straw', was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Badoney Presbyterian Church, Reverend J. McFadden collecting the signatures.[51] Resided, 1911, with Robert Hill, house No.11, Crosh townland, Moyle, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Resided 1912, Straletterdallan townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(4)
Charles Graham, born 1897, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1911.[5] Resided 1901, with parents.[38] Resided, 1911, with father.[5] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at 'Straw', was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at the Badoney Presbyterian Church, Reverend J. McFadden collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1912, Straletterdallan townland, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(5)
William Graham, born 1899, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,38] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1911.[5] Resided 1901, with parents.[38] Resided, 1911, with father.[5]
(6)
Matilda Graham, born 1901, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Presbyterian, literate & single, 1911.[5] Resided, 1911, with father.[5]




1.1.1.2.2.1. Francis Graham,[2,18,21] probably born between 1785-1795, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died 1858.[22] {Was listed in 1858 Griffith's Valuations, but but his widow died 30/4/1858} Listed in 1827 Tithe Applotment Book for Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[18] Listed in 1849/1850 Hamilton Rent Books (as a tenant).[19] Francis, his brother Thomas and Thomas Jr were all neighbours, Francis & Thomas Sr having adjacent properties.[19] In 1858 Francis Sr was leasing Block No.12a, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone from Marquis of Abercorn, comprising a house, out-buildings & land covering 35 acres with an annual rateable valuation of 14 10s for the land and 15s for the house (total 15 5s).[8] In 1858 Francis Sr leased Block No.12b, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone to Robert Mayne, comprising a house with an annual rateable valuation of 5s.[8] In 1858 Francis Sr leased Block No.12c, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone to John Mullen, comprising a house & out-building with an annual rateable valuation of 15s.[8] Married Mary Davis,[21] about 1816.[3] Mary died 30/4/1858, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[22] "At Cavanalee, near Strabane, after a very short illness, Mrs Graham, relict of the late Francis Graham."[22] Resided 1827, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[18] Resided 1849/1850, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland (tenant).[19] Resided 1858, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8,18]

Children of Francis Graham & Mary Davis:

i.
 
Francis Graham,[2,21] born about 1815-1825, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3] Died between 1873-1901.[38] In 1858 Francis Jr was leasing Block No.15, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone from Marquis of Abercorn, comprising a house, out-buildings & land covering 18 acres & 2 rood with an annual rateable valuation of 8 5s for the land and 1 for the house (total 9 5s).[8] Married Anne.[21] Ann died before 1861.[3,21] Married 2nd Matilda Miller,[3,21] 7/6/1859, Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2] Matilda d/o William Miller & Francis s/o Francis Graham,[2] born 1834, Co Tyrone, Ireland,[38] died between 1901-1911.[5,38] Matilda Church of Ireland, literate & widow, 1901.[38] Resided 1858, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[8] Matilda resided, 1901, with son William Thomas Graham.[38]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Graham, born 9/2/1850, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[21] Died infancy.
(b)
Thomas Graham, born 21/9/1853, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(c)
William Thomas Graham, born 1860, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Farmer, 1901,1911.[5,38] Church of Ireland, literate & single, 1901,1911.[5,38] In 1901 William was farming Blocks No.12 & 15, which had been run by William & his ancestors as a single farm since the early 1800s.[23] In 1906 William purchased the freehold of the combined farm (12 & 15), covering 35 & 19 acres, respectively, as well as the neighbouring farm on Block No.14 (covering 18 acres), giving a total of 72 acres.[23] By 1947 the farm had been sold to or inherited by John Lindsay.[23] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Cavanalee, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Strabane, Sergeant Keane collecting the signatures.[51] Resided 1901, house No.13, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[38] Living with William in 1901 was his mother, Matilda, sisters Mary & Rebecca, and farm servants William Elliott & William Lyons.[38] Resided 1911, house No.26, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Living with William (in 1911) were sisters Mary & Rebecca, Wiliam Elliot & Mary McDire, servants, and Hamilton Shaw, a visitor.[5] Resided 1912, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(d)
Mary Anne Graham, born 19/12/1861, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5,21] Church of Ireland, literate & single, 1901, 1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Cavanalee, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Strabane, Sergeant Keane collecting the signatures.[51] Resided, 1901, 1911, with brother William Thomas Graham.[5,38] Resided 1912, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]
(e)
Robert Graham, born 22/7/1863, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21] Secretary, 1911.[5] Church of Ireland & literate, 1911.[5] Married Elizabeth, c.1906.[5] Elizabeth born 1873, Co Antrim, Ireland.[5] Elizabeth Church of Ireland & literate, 1911.[5] Resided 1911, house No.16, Bowling Green, Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[5] Living with them was Annie Ward, a domestic servant.[5]
Children: (1)
 
Hazel Eileen Graham, born 1907, Co Antrim, Ireland.[5] With parents, 1911.[5]
(f)
Joseph Graham, born 12/11/1865, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]
(g)
Francis James Graham, born 15/1/1868, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3,21]
(h)
Margaret Jane Graham, born 30/6/1870, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3,21] {[2] lists forname as Martha Jane}
(i)
Rebecca Elizabeth Graham, born 7/10/1873, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2,3,5,21] Church of Ireland, literate & single, 1901, 1911.[5,38] On 28/9/1912, then a resident at Cavanalee, was a signatory of the Ulster Covenant & Declaration at Strabane, Sergeant Keane collecting the signatures.[51] Resided, 1901,1911, with brother William Thomas Graham.[5,38] Resided 1912, Cavanalee townland, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[51]

ii.

Mary Graham, baptised 18/11/1817, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]

iii.

Sarah Graham, baptised 22/12/1822, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[21]

iv.

Isabella Graham, baptised 5/6/1825, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[21] Married John Barber, 15/4/1851, Camus juxta Mourne (Christ Church), Strabane, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[2] Isabella d/o Francis & John s/o John Barber Sr.[2]

v.

Robert Graham, born 29/12/1834, Camus parish, Co Tyrone, Ireland.[3,21]




[1] Spinning Wheel Bounty Lists (Flax Seed Premiums) 1796: Ardstraw Parish, Co Tyrone, <http://www.cotyroneireland.com/flax/flax_Ardstraw.html>.
[2] British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition, LDS, 2001.
[3] International Genealogical Index, Extract of Ross entries in Co Tyrone, taken from http://familysearch.org.
[4] Tithe Applotment Book, Ardstraw Parish - 1833 (partial), <http://www.cotyroneireland.com/tithe/ardstraw.html>.
[5] 1911 Ireland Census, <http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie>.
[6] Family Search, Pedigree Resource File, Submission Number: 2754604-0710104043420 (Dennis Cox). Ibid, Submission Number: 1564298-0705102051408 (Brian Gordon Graham).
[7] NSW, Australia BDM Indices. CD-ROM Edition & online version, <http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm>.
[8] Griffith's Valuations, <http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=nameSearch>.
[9] Hamilton rent Books of 1849/1850, <http://www.ulsterancestry.com/ua-free_HamiltonRentBooks.html>.
[10] Online wills index, Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), <http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/will_calendars/wills_search.htm>.
[11] Post to CoTyroneIreland-L mail list, 22/7/1999, "COUSINS/GRAHAM/BURNS/WILCOX family", Bonnie Malmat, <http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CoTyroneIreland/1999-07/0932618946>.
[12] Queensland, Australia BDM Indices. CD-ROM Edition.
[13] Post to Ancestry Tyrone-General Message Board, "Grahams of Tyrone", 14/12/2001, Tana Graham, <http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/localities.britisles.ireland.tyr.general/97.396.454.1706.1.1.1.1/mb.ashx>. Also post on "Surnames of Co Tyrone" message board, 6/2/2002, Tana Graham, <http://resources.rootsweb.com/~guestbook/cgi-bin/public_guestbook.cgi?gb=2918&action=view>.
[14] Post to Rootsweb SOG-UK Mail-list, "Nelson's Eye", 14/9/1999, Peter Rogers, <http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SOG-UK/1999-09/0937340129>.
[15] "Abstracts of Wills, Maryland USA", Carson Gibb (abstracted from Prerogative Court (Wills) MSA S538 Liber 30 1755-1760, <http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/stagser/s500/s538/html/s538-30.html>.
[16] Post to Ancestry Surnames-Graham Message Board, "Hugh Graham", 11/6/2002, Tana Graham, <http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/surnames.graham/3356.1.1.1/mb.ashx>.
[17] Spinning Wheel Bounty Lists (Flax Seed Premiums) 1796: Camus Parish, Co Tyrone, <http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CoTyroneIreland/2006-07/1153172612>.
[18] Tithe Applotment Book Camus Parish Co Tyrone, 1827, <http://www.cotyroneireland.com/tithe/tithe_camus.html>.
[19] Post to Rootsweb CoTyroneIreland mail-list, Hamilton Rent Books 1849/1850", 19/9/2000, <http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/CoTyroneIreland/2000-09/0969428175>. See also <http://www.ulsterancestry.com/ua-free_HamiltonRentBooks.html>.
[20] Strabane Birth Announcements 1828-1869, <http://www.cotyroneireland.com/births/strabane1828_69.html>.
[21] Parish Register Camus Tyrone, Births & Christenings 1802–1873, <http://www.cotyroneireland.com/births/CamusBirthsChristening1802-1873-HIJ.html>.
[22] Deaths recorded in the Town of Strabane parish of Camus-juxta-Mourne 1850-1869, <http://www.cotyroneireland.com/burial/StrabaneDeaths1850-69.html>.
[23] "Overlooking the River Mourne: Four Centuries of Family Farms in Edymore and Cavanalee in County Tyrone", Michael Cox, Ulster Historical Foundation, 2006. See also: <http://books.google.com.au/books?id=gf0kwdkfjPQC&dq=Cavanalee+graham&source=gbs_navlinks_s>.
[24] Marriages recorded in the Town of Strabane parish of Camus-juxta-Mourne 1860-1869, <http://www.cotyroneireland.com/marriages/StrabaneMarriages1860-69.html>.
[25] 1877 Belfast & Ulster Street Directory: Stabane, <http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/PT_STW1877.htm>. Also 1880 Belfast & Ulster Street Directory: Stabane, <http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/PT_STW1880.htm>.
[26] Griffith's Valuation & Tithe Applotment Book, Lower Bodoney Parish, <http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tyrone/parishes/householders/bodoney-lower1.html>.
[27] 1901 Belfast & Ulster Street Directory: Gortin, <http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/PT1901EFG.htm>.
[28] Spinning Wheel Bounty Lists (Flax Seed Premiums) 1796: Cappagh Parish, Co Tyrone, <http://www.failteromhat.com/flax/tyrone.htm>.
[29] Tithe Applotment Book, Cappagh Parish - 1827, <http://www.cotyroneireland.com/tithe/cappagh.html>.
[30] Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Marriages 1851-1869, <http://www.cotyroneireland.com/marriages/OmaghMarriages1851-1869.html>.
[31] BMD Notices, Christchurch Star, June 1918, <http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~ashleigh/1870-1908/1918.June.Star.Christchurch.BMD.html>.
[32] NZ Bound: Forfarshire, <http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nzbound/forfarshire1879.htm>.
[33] Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1484, 16 February 1887, Page 2, <http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=AG18870216.2.7>.
[34] Ashburton Guardian , Issue 4361, 2 December 1897, Page 3, <http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=AG18971202.2.22>.
[35] New Zealand BMD Online Index, <https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/search>.
[36] Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2131, 10 May 1889, Page 3, <http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=AG18890510.2.25.4>.
[37] Obituaries & Death Notices, Sproule Graham: Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXIX, Issue 7382, 11 January 1908, Page 3, <http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=AG19080111.2.51.3>; Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXIX, Issue 7691, 11 January 1909, Page 2, <http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=AG19090111.2.11>; Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXIX, Issue 7382, 11 January 1908, Page 3, <http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=AG19080111.2.48>.
[38] 1901 Ireland Census, <http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie>.
[39] "Gardiner Papers", Sarah Ward Perkins & Wesley Geddis, 2002, National Library of Ireland, <http://www.nli.ie/pdfs/mss%20lists/067_Gardiner.pdf>.
[40] The Ballyshannon Herald and Donegal Advertiser, 27/1/1832, <http://www.irelandoldnews.com/Donegal/1832/18320127.html>.
[41] "The literary life and correspondence of the Countess of Blessington", R. R. Madden, Harper & Brothers, New York, 1855 (written 1854, published 1855).
[42] List of Subscribers, "A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland", Samuel Lewis, 1837, <http://www.libraryireland.com/topog/subsg.php>.
[43] "Memoir of the Rev John Graham", Charles Graham, J.F. Shaw Pub, London, 1880, <http://www.archive.org/details/memoirofrevjohng00grahiala>.
[44] Belfast & Ulster Street Directories: Omagh, 1877, <http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/PT_OPR1877.htm>; ibid, 1880, <http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/PT_OPR1880.htm>; ibid, 1901, <http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/PT1901OP.htm>; ibid, 1861, <http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/PT_OPRpage682.htm>.
[45] Landowners, Co. Tyrone, 1876, <http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=257&p=localities.britisles.ireland.tyr.general>.
[46] Highest Cess-payers in Co Tyrone (1844) - Upper Half-Barony of Strabane, Transcribed from the 15 Nov 1844 issue of The Tyrone Constitution, <http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/cotyroneireland/2004-08/1093819494>.
[47] 1901 Belfast and Ulster Towns Directory, Newtownstewart, County Tyrone, <http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/PT1901N.htm>. Also 1907 Directory, <http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/PT190712.htm> & 1910 Directory, <http://www.libraryireland.com/UlsterDirectory1910/Newtownstewart.php>.
[48] Calendar of Wills in the Diocese of Derry 1612-1858 relating to Ardstraw Parish, Co Tyrone & transcribed from Ardstraw: Historical Survey of a Parish 1600-1900 – John H. Gebbie (Strule Press, Omagh, 1968), <http://www.cotyroneireland.com/wills/ARDSTRAW_WILLS.htm>.
[49] Freeholder’s Register for Co Tyrone, printed in The Strabane Morning Post 19/5/1829 to 12/6/1832, <http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cotyroneireland/newspaper/freeholderreg.html>.
[50] Hearth Money Roll, Parish of Ardstraw, 1666, <http://www.cotyroneireland.com/hearth/ardstraw_1666.htm>.
[51] List of signatories of the Ulster Covenant/Declaration on 28/9/1912, Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, <http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/ulster_covenant.htm>.
[52] BMD Notices, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24/2/1873, p.9, <http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/13321810>.
[53] Descendants of Thomas Graham, <http://home.earthlink.net/~carolet1/Thomas_Graham_Report.html> Sources include obituaries, family records, US Census records, "Confederate Veteran" newsletter Vol XV No 1, "Something of the Remarkable History of Hayslope" by Annie Kendrick Walker, Birmingham-Age Herald, 21/2/1904, personal correspondence & Descendants of Thomas Graham <http://www.joepayne.org/graham.htm>.

[54] Queensland State Archives: Index to Registers of Immigrant Ships' Arrivals 1848-1912, <http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/research/index/immigration.asp>.
[55] Personal correspondence, 'Chris' (no surname given), 12/1/2014, 20/1/2014, 2/4/2014. Sources include: Horowhenua Cemetery records (NZ); Old Levin Cemetery records (NZ); marriage certificate, Francis Graham & Eliza Davis; The Dominion, 3/4/1909; NZ BMD Index; family records.