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Christopher Graham

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Canonbie, Dumfries, Scotland
Death: Died in Bullpasture, Augusta, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Johnstone Graham and Blanche Graham
Husband of Margaret Florence Graham
Father of Margaret Graham; William Graham; John Graham, Sr.; Robert Graham; Archibald Graham and 7 others
Brother of Christian Graham

Occupation: Weaver, Knight
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About Christopher Graham

Christopher Graham was born probably 1665 - 1685 in Scotland or Ireland and migrated to the colonies before 1700. It is believed that he settled first in Paxtang township, Lancaster county, PA. The name of his  wife has not been established beyond question, but some records show that her name was Margaret Risk. He died 1745 - 55 in Virginia.

The children of Christopher Graham were:

  1. John b. 1700 m. Elizabeth 1722 d. 1771
  2. Robert b. 1712 m. Jean Hicklin 1734 d. 1763
  3. William b? m. Jane May 1748 d.?
  4. Archibald b. ? m. Margaret Shed 1751 d.?
  5. Jane b.? m. Thomas Feemater d.?

It is believed that the first of these children were born in Pennsylvania and perhaps married there.

Jean Hicklin who in 1734 married Robert Graham, was the daughter of Thomas Hicklin, one of the pioneers and early settlers of the Bullpasture, Va.,section, then part of Augusta Co., now in Highland Co.

From the histories of Highland Co. it appears that around 1740 or before John and Robert Graham with others of their family migrated from Pennsylvania to Virginia, settling in Bullpasture section where they became large land owners; and that they were followed by their father, Christopher Graham, who died in Bullpasture 1744-45

Robert Graham became Road Overseer; Surveyor; the first Constable of Calfpasture Valley in 1745; was in the French and Indian War under CaptPreston 1757-58.

The above is on microfilm in the Pennsylvania state library.

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Christopher Graham's Timeline

1670
1670
Canonbie, Dumfries, Scotland
1695
1695
Age 25
Ireland, Antrim, , Ireland
1699
1699
Age 29
Donegal City, Ireland
1705
1705
Age 35
Donegal, Ulster, Ireland
1706
1706
Age 36
Ireland or PA
1712
1712
Age 42
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
1718
1718
Age 48
Donegal, Ireland
1720
1720
Age 50
1720
Age 50
Augusta, Virginia, United States
1720
Age 50