Rev. John Graham, Jr.

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John Graham, Jr.

Birthplace: Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Death: April 18, 1796 (73)
West Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. John Graham, Sr. and Love Graham
Husband of Ruth Smith and Mary Shelden
Father of Harriet Swan Foot; Rev. Sylvester Graham; Charles Isaac Graham; Clarissa Graham; Jerusha Graham and 12 others
Brother of Elizabeth Bull; Rev. John Graham, Jr. and Dr. Robert Graham, Esq.
Half brother of Rev. Chauncey Graham; Andrew Graham; Rev. Richard Crouch Graham; Love Graham; Sarah Graham and 2 others

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About Rev. John Graham, Jr.

John was born to Rev John and Love Sanborn Graham,

John's mother died when he was four years old and he was raised by his step mother Abigail Chauncey. John graduated from Yale University in 1740, and was the first pastor of West Suffield, ordained by his father John Sr. His congregation gave him a house and 32 acres of land and he was paid L50, half in produce and 40 cords of wood a year.

John married Mary Sheldon in 1748 in Connecticut, and raised seveteen children. In 1756 John replaced his father as chaplin for the second expeditionary force to Crown Point, in the French and Indian War. His journal recounts the horrors and wicked ways of the men he served with. Later journals record hundreds of deaths from Yellow Fever. By the age of 34 he was chronically ill. Upon his death 74, he left no will and his property was divided equally between his second wife Ruth and eleven children.

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Rev. John Graham, Jr.'s Timeline

August 22, 1722
Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
March 6, 1741
Age 18
West Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
August 30, 1750
Age 28
West Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
February 23, 1752
Age 29
West Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
October 20, 1753
Age 31
West Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
June 22, 1755
Age 32
West Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
August 23, 1757
Age 35
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
June 25, 1759
Age 36
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
October 15, 1762
Age 40
Hartford, CT, United States