Friday, January 2, 2009

Graham Family - Part 1

I have been stuck on my Graham line for years. About a month ago I wrote A Rose by any other name... and just to recap, my great-grandmother was Arazina Rose Graham Camfield. I knew she was born in 1852 but I wasn't able to find her on the 1860 census and there was a good reason for that! Her name was actually Susan. I discovered this through a set of hand written genealogy pages that were included in the Carlisle Family letters. So to begin this series on my Graham ancestors here is the transcription of those notes. I have edited out any information that refers to living relatives.

Graham Genealogy Notes

Page 1
Porter Graham born England
Susan Bashford
James Madison born 1826 married near Muncie, Ind.
Porter
Charles
John T
William

Rachel
Mary
Margaret
Martha
Harriet
Susan

James M. Graham Born 1826 Married 1844 Died 1897
Elizabeth Doughty – Fort Comfort Virginia 1826 died Jan 5, 1880
Children all born near Muncie, Indiana
Luther William 1846
Zacharia Taylor 1848
Xenia Belle 1847
Sarah Jane 1850
Susan Arazina (Rose) 1852

Page 2

Joseph H Camfield married May 8, 1872
Susan Arazina (Rose) Graham
Fred H. Nile, Mich 1874
Mabel Blackriver, Mich 1876
Pearl South Bend, Ind 1886
Ruby “ “ 1888
Leroy “ “ 1890

Page 3

LeRoy Camfield Born March 24, 1890 South Bend, Ind.
Married Pearl Wagner (?) date_______
Lived in Celeron, NY + Jamestown, NY
2 sons (names withheld) 2 daughters
(names withheld)


Ruby Blanche Camfield Born April 24, 1888 South Bend, Ind
Lived in S. Bend

Pearl Vivian Camfield Born uly 14, 1886
Married Daniel M. Carlisle Dec. 24, 1919
Live in Buchanan, Mich
3 children
(names withheld)
Died at ______ on _______

Page 4

Don’t loose these sheets as page 1 especially is the “record” and the other pages have some information on that I had not figured out yet.

Page 5

Luther William Graham, born June 6, 1846 near Muncie, Ind
Was in the Civil War
Married in Texas 1876
Lived in California
Died at Soldiers Home, Sawtelle, California 1917

Zacharia Taylor Graham, born 1848 near Muncie, Ind.
Married never
Lived at – no one knows what became of him since 1883

Page 6

Fred H Camfield, born Nov. 1874, Niles, Mich.
Married Libbie Warner Feb 1897
Divorced – left 1925

Lived in Chicago mostly
3 sons (names withheld)

Mabel Camfield Born Aug 15, 1876 in Blackriver, Mich.

Married Benj. H Marsh date Feb 16 - 1898
Lived in Windsor, Ont. 22 yrs. 1931
1 daughter Vera Jane. Married Harry
Edmunds Sept 18, 1926 grand daughter (name withheld)
Vera was born in
Sandusky Ohio Jan 27 – 1903
Harry. Toronto Ont. Dec. 13 – 1903

Page 7

Xenia Belle Graham born near Muncie, Ind
Married John Gallup date Feb 17 1875
“ “ died Jan 14 1902
Lived near Pokagon + Dowagiac
also 1116 So Main St, So Bend, Ind
(It would be nice if we had the names of Uncle John’s
Brothers + Sisters if any.
Sarah Jane Graham born Muncie, Ind
Never married
Lived + died in Colorado Springs, Colo.
date 1915

Susan Arazina (Rose) Graham Born Oct 4, 1852
Near Muncie, Ind
Married Joseph H. Camfield date May 8, 1872
Lived in South Bend, Ind died _______
Died in Buchanan, Mich Jan 31, 1931

(As my files are scattered all over I do not have easy access to the images of these pages and will add them as I work out my computer problems)

Marsh, Mabel Camfield. Genealogical Notes handwritten. Enclosed with letter written
2 Jan 1933. “Page 1 Porter Graham” [Page 1]. Digital Image. Privately held by Apple, [Address for Private Use], New York. 2008.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1929 - 1939, Bentley Historical Library,
University of Michigan. 2008.]

Marsh, Mabel Camfield. Genealogical Notes handwritten. Enclosed with letter written
2 Jan 1933. “Joseph H. Camfield” [Page 2]. Digital Image. Privately held by Apple, [Address for Private Use], New York. 2008.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1929 - 1939, Bentley Historical Library,
University of Michigan. 2008.]

Marsh, Mabel Camfield. Genealogical Notes handwritten. Enclosed with letter written
2 Jan 1933. “Leroy Eastwood Camfield” [Page 3]. Digital Image. Privately held by Apple, [Address for Private Use], New York. 2008.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1929 - 1939, Bentley Historical Library,
University of Michigan. 2008.]


Marsh, Mabel Camfield. Genealogical Notes handwritten. Enclosed with letter written
2 Jan 1933. “Don’t loose these sheets” [Page 4]. Digital Image. Privately held by Apple, [Address for Private Use], New York. 2008.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1929 - 1939, Bentley Historical Library,
University of Michigan. 2008.]

Marsh, Mabel Camfield. Genealogical Notes handwritten. Enclosed with letter written
2 Jan 1933. “Luther William Graham” [Page 5]. Digital Image. Privately held by Apple, [Address for Private Use], New York. 2008.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1929 - 1939, Bentley Historical Library,
University of Michigan. 2008.]


Marsh, Mabel Camfield. Genealogical Notes handwritten. Enclosed with letter written
2 Jan 1933. “Fred H. Camfield” [Page 6]. Digital Image. Privately held by Apple, [Address for Private Use], New York. 2008.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1929 - 1939, Bentley Historical Library,
University of Michigan. 2008.]

Marsh, Mabel Camfield. Genealogical Notes handwritten. Enclosed with letter written
2 Jan 1933. “Xenia Belle Graham” [Page 7]. Digital Image. Privately held by Apple, [Address for Private Use], New York. 2008.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1929 - 1939, Bentley Historical Library,
University of Michigan. 2008.]

3 comments:

Nikki-ann said...

It's good when you're able to knock down a brick wall like that, it's usually something simple like a different name too :)

Miriam said...

Apple, I also had a relative that died at Sawtelle Soldier's Home. I wrote about it here and the post includes a vintage postcard of the home which I found online.

Apple said...

Nikki-ann,
It did turn out to be simple but without these notes I might have been banging my head against the wall for a long time yet!

Miriam,
Thanks so much. I have done a couple of simple searches for Luther Graham but hadn't looked for his grave yet. He too, is buried in Sawtelle and now I have a death date in 1918 to follow up on. At find a grave there were flowers left for him so I have a follow-up avenue there too!

The picture of the home makes it look quite impressive. One of my Carlisle uncle's may have spent time at the home in Michigan too. I still have to follow up on that.