James Graham (1804 - 1857)

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Birthplace: Enniskillen, Fernanaugh, Ireland
Death: Died in Ogden, UT, USA
Managed by: Scott Allen Hepworth
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About James Graham

Biographical Summary:

James Grahm (Oct. 11, 1804-Dec. 9, 1857) was born in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland, the son of Robert Graham and Ann Barrow. James was born in Ireland, grew up in Delaware, married Mary Ann Butler, had 12 children from this marriage. James joined the LDS church in about 1840 in Illinois. They left Nauvoo in the spring of 1846 and went to Winter Quarters where Mary Ann died. He crossed the plains in 1849 and carried the printing press for the LDS church. In 1849 he married Hannah Tucker Read. He served a mission to Australia and survived the ship wreck of the Julia Ann on his return. He died about a year after returning to Utah.

Marriage #1

Mary Ann Butler, abt 1824.


  1. Eliza Jane Graham
  2. Ann Isabelle Graham
  3. Robert Graham
  4. George Butler Graham
  5. Eleanor Graham
  6. Mary Elizabeth Graham
  7. Margaret Graham
  8. James Graham
  9. Joseph Smith Graham
  10. John Reid Graham
  11. Samuel Graham
  12. Brigham Graham

Marriage #2:

Orilla Crandall, 3 Feb 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

Marriage #3:

Sarah Thompson, 28 Feb 1848, Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska


  1. Alice Augusta Graham

Marriage #4

Christine Gregory, 9 Sep 1849, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Marriage #5

Hannah Tucker Reed, 13 Sep 1849, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah


  1. Christianna Rachel Graham
  2. William Benona Graham

SOURCE: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=33706081 Find A Grave Memorial]

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James Graham's Timeline

October 11, 1804
Enniskillen, Fernanaugh, Ireland
Age 19
September 9, 1849
Age 44
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
March 24, 1852
Age 47
Riverdale, UT, USA
December 9, 1857
Age 53
Ogden, UT, USA
December 12, 1857
Age 53