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Christopher Graham

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

Son of William? Graham and Blanche Graham
Husband of Margaret Graham
Father of William Graham; John Graham, Sr., of Calfpasture; Robert "John" Graham; Rebecca "Jane" Walkup; Archibald Graham and 7 others

Occupation: Weaver
Managed by: Alyson Gayle Hurt
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About Christopher Graham, of Bullpasture

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, of Bullpasture's Timeline

Canonbie, Dumfries, Scotland
Age 35
Donegal, Ulster, Ireland
Age 36
Donegal, County Donegal, County Donegal, Ireland
Age 42
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 43
Augusta, Virginia, United States
Age 45
Pennsylvania, United States
Age 48
Donegal, Ireland
Age 60
Pennsylvania, United States
February 19, 1746
Age 76
Bullpasture, Augusta, Virginia