Rev. John Graham, Sr.

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John Graham, Sr.

Birthplace: Armagh, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Death: December 11, 1774 (80)
Woodbury, Windham, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Southbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Graham and Jane Graham
Husband of Abigail Chauncey and Love Graham
Father of Rev. Chauncey Graham; Andrew Graham; Rev. Richard Crouch Graham; Love Graham; Sarah Graham and 6 others
Brother of Mary Graham; Margaret Graham; Sarah Graham and Robert Graham

Occupation: reverend
Managed by: James Edgar Myers, Jr.
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About Rev. John Graham, Sr.

John Graham was born to Andrew and Jane Masters Graham in Armaugh, Ireland. He entered an academy in Ireland at the age of 11, he studied logic and philosophy. At age 13 he entered the University of Glasgow and graduated in 1711 at age 17.

He received his education in Glasgow and also studied medicine. But his call to the ministry would be his destiny. Coming to this country in August 11,1718, landing in Boston. He then resided in Exeter, New Hampshire. He was the first clergyman of Stafford, Connecticut but found little success and was dismissed in 1731. After moving to the second church of Southbury (then Woodbury) he would spend the next 40 years of his life. He was very active in the Great New England Revivial of 1740 and was the author of " A Ballad Againt the Church of England in Connecticut".

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Rev. John Graham, Sr.'s Timeline

September 20, 1694
Armagh, Armagh, Northern Ireland
September 2, 1720
Kingston, (Present Rockingham County), Province of New Hampshire
August 22, 1722
Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
April 3, 1724
Stafford, Litchfield, CT, USA
August 28, 1727
Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
January 28, 1729
Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
March 9, 1730
Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States