Christopher Graham, of Bullpasture

Is your surname Graham?

Research the Graham family

Christopher Graham, of Bullpasture's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Christopher Graham

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Canonbie, Dumfries, Scotland
Death: before circa February 19, 1746
Bullpasture, Augusta, Virginia
Immediate Family:

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

Occupation: Weaver
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Christopher Graham, of Bullpasture

brief biography

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. He died 1745 - 55 in Virginia.

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.

family

The name of his wife has not been established beyond question, but some records show that her name was Margaret Risk.

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.

links

see also:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Graham-140

view all 17

Christopher Graham, of Bullpasture's Timeline

1670
1670
Canonbie, Dumfries, Scotland
1695
1695
Age 25
Ireland
1705
1705
Age 35
Donegal, Ulster, Ireland
1706
1706
Age 36
Donegal, County Donegal, County Donegal, Ireland
1712
1712
Age 42
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
1713
1713
Age 43
Augusta County, Virginia
1715
1715
Age 45
Pennsylvania
1718
1718
Age 48
Donegal, Ireland
1719
1719
Age 49