Frank Tull Manuscripts: Pages 11 - 20
that state from Kentucky, but according to a thorough search I made of census reports of Indiana while I was in Washington in 1940, that proved not to be the case. The only Froman I found on the census reports of the 1810 census of Switzerland County, Indiana, was Paul Froman who was listed as being under twenty six years of age, with three females under twenty six years of age and one female under forty five in this household. It is possible the woman under forty five may have been a mother-in-law or could have been some older relative residing with them at that time. Unfortunately, I failed to check the Ohio County records while in Washington, as I had forgotten the brother Jacob, another son of Paul, Jr., had moved to that county. However, no information I have ever obtained in anyway pointed toward Indiana as the later home of Paul, Jr. and his wife, Mary.
Two members of the Bowman families were also listed in the 1810 census of Switzerland, County, Indiana, so that indicates some of those relatives had made this new territory their home.
The U.S. Census of 1850 for Switzerland County was also checked while I was in Washington. The 1850 census was selected for inspection because it was the first census that gave details of the names, ages and occupation of the citizens. On page 827, line 229 of the 1850 Switzerland County census, I found the following:
Paul Froman age 74, male, real-estate valued 2,000, born KY. Kesiah Froman 69, female, housewife, born Va. *Polly Walden 47, Ind. (*The daughter of Paul Froman III and Keziah P. Froman. See Walden letter concerning this child.)
Attention is called to the fact that Paul Froman who we identify as Paul Froman III, was born in 1776 in Kentucky. This means the father, Paul Froman, Jr., and wife, Mary Cartmell Froman, had moved to that state at quite an early date and would have been forced to take up their home not far from Harrodsburg so as to have the advantage of the use of the fort for protection against the Indians.
While on the subject of census reports, it may be well to mention the fact that a thorough search of the Nelson County, Kentucky, census of 1810 was made in Washington D.C. and only John Froman was found to be a resident of Nelson in that year. He has them listed as being between twenty six and forty five years of age, and no doubt is the John Froman who was a son of Paul, Jr. This John Froman married Sallie McKay and the marriage certificate is a matter of record in Nelson County. Especially notice the absence of Paul, Jr. in Nelson County in 1810 because it was in this county that we last have record of him in 1793. In an effort to learn the location of any other members of the Froman families in Kentucky in 1810, I also checked the 1810 census of Jefferson and Lincoln Counties without finding a Froman listed. The 1810 census of Washington County, Kentucky, did list Sarah Froman, then under forty five years of age and in her household, were two sons and six daughters. Remember Sarah Froman, a widow in 1810, and about her will learn a great deal.
Again referring to Paul Froman III of Switzerland County, Indiana, I most not overlook other letters I have received from descendants now residing in that county. Polly Froman Walden and Christine Froman Cotton, daughter and sister to Paul and Kezich (Kesiah?)Picket Froman, have many descendants residing near Vevay, Indiana. After receiving the letter from Mrs. Bailey, I then made an effort to learn some- thing about the children of Paul III and as a result of that effort, I obtained some letters that will be of interest. Peculiar as it may seem, not one of the descendants living in Indiana possessed any knowledge of the Froman family beyond their immigrant ancestor Paul III. They did know he frequently made trips to
Bardstown, Kentucky, to visit relatives and have his four made, but that was all. The information I supplied them about the earlier Froman ancestors enabled some members of the family to complete their application forms to the D.A.R.
Among the numerous letters from the Paul Froman descendants, I consider the following one of considerable interest and shall present it: R.R. #2 Vevay, Indiana Sept. 3, 1939
Dear Mr. lull;
Paul Froman and wife, Keziah Picket Froman, were married at the Picket home in Madison, Indiana, about 1803 because my grandmother, Mary Froman Walden, was born in 1804. Paul Froman's sister, Christina, married William Cotton and had two children when they came to Indiana"! When Paul Froman married he came to live on a ridge within a mile of where I live on State Road #56. Grandfather Froman died across the road from where I live, at the age of 104 years.
Yours truly, Mrs. Mary Lamb R.R.
Another letter from Mrs. A. V. Danner of Vevay, Indiana, informs us that Paul Froman, III and Keziah Picket Froman, were the parents of:
1. Mary, born 1804, married Walden 2. Solomon 3. Eleanor 4. James 5. William 6. Hiram 7. Isaac 8. Jonathan. Father of Mrs. Bailey of Seattle, Washington It was this son, Jonathan, who wrote the Froman sketch, the only source of information concerning the children of J. Paul Froman, Jr. and Mary Cartmell Froman.
Attention is called to the fact that actual historical and legal records have been used up to this time to follow the HITE and Froman families into Virginia and thence to Kentucky via Pennsylvania. We are thus far without legal proof of the heirs of J. Paul Froman, Jr. and have only the Jonathan Froman sketch from Mrs. Smiley to supply this information for us. Genealogically speaking, depen- dence may not always be placed in such written data but usually they are very reliable.
Following the present World War II, it may be possible to travel through some central counties of Kentucky to personally check the available records and obtain some trace of the Paul, Jr. family, or possibly continued correspondence with Froman descendants may reveal his whereabouts at the time of his death to enable us to learn his legal heirs.
The torch of civilization was carried into the valley by the Hite family. This responsibility was shared by Paul Froman, Sr. who went to western Pennsylvania with his family to introduce civilization there. From Pennsylvania, the sons, Paul, Jr. and Jacob, shouldered their part of that responsibility to the new state of Kentucky by going there on flat boats from Fort Pitt to the very outer fringe of civilization in the new territory to make their homes in the new west. In Kentucky, their neighbors could have been none other than the Barrods, and Boones with the limited number of pioneer families farming the lands near the forts for protection from the roving tribes of Indians. The Fromans were there in 1776 and were no doubt residents of Kentucky territory in 1777 when the white settlers were massacred by the Indians. They were there when all suffered privations of those first few years, and were there when Kentucky was no longer a part of Virginia but admitted to the Union as a new state in 1792 - they were truly pioneers.
Entering Kentucky with their families or young children, it was only natural they would soon be grown to "marrying" age, and with the entrance of other families into the new territory from Virginia and Maryland, we may expect unions of these many families by the marriage of their children. Among the Froman children listed by the Jonathan Froman Sketch, we find Paul, Jr. and his wife, Mary, had a son named Isaac. Where he was born is not known, but we do know the estate of one Isaac Froman was settled in Washington County, Kentucky, in 1810 and details of this shall be given later in this article.
To assume this Isaac Froman was the son of Paul, Jr. and Mary Cartmell Froman is not only because the Jonathan Froman Sketch informs us he was of the Paul, Jr. branch of the Fromans, but also because we know there were only two Froman sons of Paul, Sr. and Elizabeth Hite Froman, namely Paul, Jr. and Jacob, who could have been the parent of the slain Isaac. It is true both Paul, Jr. and Jacob, had sons by the name of Isaac, but the son of Jacob by that name was a much younger man and his life is accounted for in the information that I shall supply concerning the children of Jacob Froman and wife, Barbara _____ Froman. Considering these facts, we may assume that Isaac Froman appearing on the Washington County Tax List from 1792 until about 1807 or 1808 is none other than the murdered Isaac Froman, son of Paul, Jr. and wife, Mary Cartmell Froman. We shall learn the wife of Isaac was Sarah Froman and we have every reason to believe she was Sarah Harrison before her marriage. We shall also learn Sarah appears as the heir of Isaac and the lands on which Isaac was residing at the time of his death were taken over by Sarah Froman and her oldest son, Jacob. This oldest son, Jacob, was born in 1778 as we shall learn from grave markers and that would mean Isaac was at least twenty years older than his son, Jacob, who was born in 1773 in Kentucky. Attention must be called to the fact that every generation and branch of the family use the given names of Isaac and Jacob; so it will be necessary to follow closely to avoid confusion.
Before going any further with the family of Paul, Jr., it may be best to insert a few paragraphs concerning the family of Jacob Froman and his wife, Barbara. This Jacob was the youngest son of Paul, Sr. and Elizabeth Hite, and Jacob was the first member of the Froman family to enter the territory of the present state of Kentucky. This Jacob was prominent in politics in the early history of Kentucky and a man far above the average in his lifetime. From a descendant of Jacob Froman, Mrs. H. C. Groom, Box 294, Brownsville, Texas, I have obtained the following information concerning the Jacob and Barbara Froman heirs. This valuable information
was obtained in a letter on April 17, 1933 and is as follows:
"Baron Hans Joist Heydt, born in Strasburg, Germany, or Alsace Lorraine, France about 1680, died at Long Meadows near Winchester, Virginia, in 1760 and is buried at Bunker Hill Church. Married Anna Marie DuBois in Holland. She was the daughter of Louis P. DuBois, a French Hugenot and refugee from Artois, France. She died at Long Meadows in 1738 and is buried in the family burial grounds there. This was the home of her son-in-law, George Bowman. The graveyard joins the yard, and the graves with tombstones can be seen today. (July 8, 1931)
Children of Joist Heydt of Hite were: Mary Hite, born in Holland married George Froman. Elizabeth Hite, born in New York, married Paul Froman. Magdalena Hite married Jacob Chrisman. Col. John Hite married Sara Eltinge.
Jacob Hite married Catherine O'Bannon; then second wife, Fanny Madison Beale. Isaac Hite born 1723, died 1795. Major Abraham Hite, born 1729, died 1790 in Louisville, Kentucky. Joseph Hite, born 1731, died 1757.
Children of Paul Froman, Sr. and Elizabeth Hite Froman were: Sarah Jane Froman, born 1732 (first white child born in valley). John Paul Froman, Jr., born 1734, married Mary Cartmell (McCarty)who was one of twelve children of Nathaniel Cartmell, Sr. who moved to Pennsylvania and hence to Kentucky's Nelson County. Marie Christinia Froman, born 1736, married John Overall and never left Virginia. Elizabeth Froman, born 1738. died 1780, married Nathaniel Cartmell, III of Frederick County, Virginia. Jacob Froman, born 1749, married Barbara ____.
Children of John Paul Froman, Jr. and Mary Cartmell were: Rachel Froman married Patrick Magee. Elizabeth married Johnston Brown. John Froman lived and died in Kentucky. Solomon Froman, merchant, Lexington, Kentucky, killed enroute to St. Louis. Isaac Froman killed below Madison, Indiana, by a man named Smock. James Froman married in Kentucky and moved to Indiana. Jacob Froman married and immigrated to Langberry Creek, now Ohio County, Indiana, Christine married W. Cotton and located on Indiana Creek, Indiana. Paul married Kesiah Picket, lived Plum Creek, Switzerland County, Indiana.
Children of Jacob Froman and wife, Barbara _________Froman were: Jacob Froman, born July 15, 1771, married Margaret Dawson on Sept. 15, 1794 in Nelson County, Kentucky. Elizabeth Froman, born Dec. 28, 1772, married Mr. Thomas. (Given by deed book XXI, page 8, Nelson County, Kentucky.) Absolom Froman, born July 4, 1775, married Eleanor Briscoe on April 15, 1808 in Nelson County, Kentucky.
Susannah Froman, born October 27, 1777, probably never married?? Abraham Froman, born October 30, 1779, married first Mary Ellen Elkins, and second Hannah Bust Vinor at Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 1818. Isaac Froman, born November 28, 1784, died August 25, 1867, married Elizabeth N. Barryman, born 1789, died 1876. Lived in Nelson County, Kentucky, on Beech Fort Creek in 1835 and moved to Bullitt County, Kentucky, near Shepardville, Kentucky. Joseph Froman, born January 20, 1786, married Christina McGee, March 7, 1809 in Nelson County, Kentucky. Sarah Froman, born October 25, 1789, married Martin Fry. Elijah Froman, born February 3, 1791, married Dorosine Wilkinson, December 8, 1806 in Nelson County, Kentucky. Elijah's full name was Elijah W. H. Froman.
This son Isaac Froman, the child of Jacob and Barbara Froman, owned a large tract of land in Bullitt County, Kentucky, part of which his grandson, O. P. Means, now owns. The old family burial ground is on his place or I should say of this particular branch. On the tombstone of Isaac it says he was the third white child born in Kentucky.
Barbara and Jacob Froman were buried in the Clover Bottom Churchyard in Woodford County, Kentucky. A Miss Mary Froman now living in Lexington, Kentucky, told me as a child she had seen their graves, but the stones had now been removed by people who bought the place. Their old home was called the "Stone Manse" and a big spring was in one of the rooms. This was so the Indians would not kill the women and children when they went for water.
Miss Mary Froman is a descendant of Jacob Froman, Jr., the son of Jacob and Barbara Froman. She says she only knew two children, Jacob and Isaac.
This is found in Abstracts of deeds of Nelson County, Kentucky, Book XXI, Page 8:
July 1, 1835, Jacob Froman, Abraham Froman, Elizabeth Froman Thomas, Joseph Froman, Absolam Froman, Elijah Froman, Martin Fry and his wife, Sarah, heirs and representatives of Jacob Froman descendants to Isaac Froman, do sell all their interests in a certain tract of land consisting of 500 acres on Beech Fork Creek, which was patended to Jacob Froman, Sr. for the sum of one dollar.
NOTE: This names all children of Jacob and Barbara Froman except Susannah, who may have died single. Barbara must have been dead at this time or she would have been named.
Signed: Mrs. H. C. Groom
To those who may be interested in the genealogical line of Jacob and Barbara Froman, I say furnish the name and address of Mrs. M. P. Gooding, 212 East Maxwell, Lexington, Kentucky. Also, Col. Mathew Reasoner, c/o War Department, Washington D.C., who has considerable material on the descendants of Jacob and Barbara Froman. If Mr. O. P. Means is living at this time is not know, but no doubt he has descendants who would be of help to supply genealogical information on this branch of the Fromans.
PAUL FROMAN, JR. AND MARY CARTMELL FROMAN FAMILY CONNECTIONS WITH HARRISONS. GRAHAMS AND OTHERS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY
To avoid confusion, we now leave the Jacob Froman family line and return to Paul, Jr. and Mary Cartmell Froman. Paul, Jr. being the oldest son of Paul, Sr. and Elizabeth Hite Froman. the connections with the Harrison and Graham families by marriage of a child of Paul, Jr. will be of material interest to all of my relatives in Missouri, or any of The descendants of this branch of the large Froman family.
Heretofore, our family records have been a matter of history or copies from deeds and wills, at least up to the time we dealt with the children of Paul, Jr. Now we have added information on later generations that is procured not only from wills, deeds and marriage records, but also from family Bibles and old letters from ancestors. In some cases, we must rely on the letters for desired information and a very important document of that nature is a letter written to my aunt, Mrs. Mary William Campbell Mirick by her uncle, Wm. Harvey Graham in 1897, the original of which I have in my possession with the envelope bearing the stamp cancellation of Dallas, Texas, April 2, 1897. This letter is the property of my cousin, Nelle R. Mirick, who has permitted it to be copied so all relatives may have knowledge of its contents. The important W. Harvey Graham letter of 1897 is as follows:
Dallas, Texas April 1, 1897
I will write you what I know and what I have heard in regard to our family record. Three brothers, Frances, William and George Graham were born in Scotland, were raised in Ireland in Belfast. The three brothers moved to Virginia when they were quite young. They did not live there very long. Three brothers moved to Kentucky in a very early day when it was a wilderness country. Had to live in Forts on account of Indians. They came in possession of a large tract of land in one body and divided up between them. Each one had a farm about one mile from each other. I can remember being at George Graham's house, grandfather of lawyer, Jim Graham, of Carrollton, Missouri. Frances Graham (my grandfather) died long before I can remember. I have a faint recollection of William and George Graham moving to Ray County, Missouri, I think about 1831. I was then a ten-year-old boy. I have been at my father's two uncles, George and William Graham's houses in Ray County, Missouri. George Graham's, wife was a Harrison, a full cousin of old General Harrison, Grandmother of lawyer Graham of Carrollton. Thomas Harrison, a brother of hers, was my father's near neighbor, a very wealthy man, my mother's uncle. I have been at old uncle George's house in Kentucky and Ray County, Missouri, too. They had two sons, Elias and George. I cannot remember who Elias Graham's wife was. I have been at their house in Elkhorn and at Camden, Missouri, too. I do not think they had but the one child and that was young, lawyer Graham of Carrollton. George Graham married a Miss Braden of Carroll County, a sister of John Braden. They had three daughters, Rosy, who married Ed Sanderson.
Ella a married a Mr. Brown, a brother of William Brown, I was not well acquainted with then although I have been at his house in Ray County, Missouri, Grandfather of Harrison Graham of Manderville.
I will write you what I know of our own family. Francis Graham, my grandfather, was the oldest child of the three brothers. His wife was a Jackson. I don't know anything about her family. She died at my fathers house in Missouri. They had four sons; William, John, George, and Joseph. William Graham's wife was Harriet Froman, my mother, and her mother was Harrison, cousin to General Harrison. My grandmother, Harrison, and the young lawyer Graham's grandmother were sisters. John Graham's wife was a Really. They raised seven sons to be grown. George Graham's wife was a Purdy, and had two sons.
My grandfather, Frances Graham, had five daughters. Aunt Polly married a man by the name of Wright. I never saw him, they had three sons; William, Wilson and Clinton. Aunt Susan married Mr. Garber (may be Jarber); they had no children. Aunt Ruth married a Mr. Daugherty; I have been at their house. Aunt Sallie married Mr. Camberlian, and they lived in Andrew County, Missouri. I have been at this house. An aunt married a Mr. Dickey and they lived in Missouri; I have been at his house. (remainder of letter pertains to general health of his family and etc.)
Signed: W. H. Graham TI5 Cole Ave. Dallas, Texas
From this letter we learn the wife of Isaac Froman of Washington County, Kentucky, was a Harrison and from deeds, as well as tax lists, we know her given name was Sarah. We also know the oldest child of Isaac and Sarah Harrison Froman Was named Jacob and his grave marker in Kentucky indicates he was born in 1773. That would be conclusive proof the marriage of Isaac and Sarah Harrison Froman took place in 1777, and probably in Kentucky because we know the Froman family was there in 1776. Therefore, this marriage took place when Kentucky County, Virginia, was in existence and none of those records of that county for the period of 1776-1780 have every been found. Unless at sometime in the future the Kentucky County, Virginia, records are found, it will never be possible to obtain legal proof of this marriage.
Isaac Froman and wife, Sarah Harrison, resided in Washington County, Kentucky, which was taken from Nelson County in 1792. Nelson County, of course, came from Jefferson County in 1784, and Jefferson County from Kentucky County, Virginia, in 1780. The Graham letter does not inform us the parents of Sarah Harrison Froman but it does mention her wealthy brother, Thomas Harrison. We also know her sister married George Graham, one of the immigrant brothers.
A will of one Thomas Harrison, Sr. is on record in Washington County, Kentucky, as of 1827 and he was no doubt the father of Sarah Harrison Froman, the wife of Isaac Froman of Washington County, Kentucky. At the time his will was written, he was nearly one hundred years of age, but who he was or where he came from is unknown. Obtaining that very important information will in the future develop a most interesting genealogical line. To date, however, it has not had the needed attention. The will of this Thomas Harrison, Sr. is copied from a certified copy of the will on record in Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky:
"In the name of God, Amen - - - I Thomas Harrison of Washington County and State of Kentucky being in perfect mind and memory & knowing that I have wearied through life upward of ninety years and that my existence has drawn to nearly a close, I constitute this my last will and testament that is to say I give to my sons, William, Thomas, & Cuthbert and my daughter Eleanor Graham, the wife of George Graham, one dollar each and all the residue of my estate both personal and real, I give & bequeath to my daughter, Mary Miles, for her use and benefit as I do not wish my negroes parted, said Mary is not to sell or convey said Negroes by any act of hers or any act of them. I leave my daughter, Mary Miles, my sole Executrix as witnessed my hand and seal this 18th day of November 1827.
Thomas (x) Harrison (seal) Witnesses Thos H. Waters Thos G. Harrison W. B. Harrison
At a county court began and held for Washington County at the courthouse in Springfield on Monday, the 24th of December, 1827. This last will and testament of Thomas Harrison, deceased was exhibited in court and proven by the oaths of Thos. H. Waters, Thomas G. Harrison, William B. Harrison the subscribing witnesses there to and ordered to be recorded which is done accordingly in will book D, page 309.
Given under my hand this date above written John Hughes, Jr. C.W.C.
cpy attest (seal) John M. Smothers, clerk of Washington County, Kentucky court.
This will does not mention Sarah Harrison, the wife of Isaac Froman, as being a daughter of the deceased, but it does mention Eleanor Graham who, the Graham letter informs us was her sister. It can be concluded Sarah was omitted because she had died in 1818 and I recall some other papers from Washington County court records that does mention a descendant of Sarah Harrison Froman in the final settlement of the Harrison estate.
Attention is called to the fact that the names of the sons of Thomas Harrison, Sr. are all family names of an excellent Harrison family. Something confusing about the will is the fact Thomas G. Harrison was a witness as was one W. B. Harrison, it would be assumed they were not the Harrison sons of the deceased as they would not under usual circumstances be a witness to the document when they were also beneficiaries. About this Thomas G. Harrison I have learned much through correspondence with Harrison descendants in Lebanon, Kentucky. His opinion is known but his family connection with this Thomas Harrison, Sr. is not known. The connection with W. B. Harrison, who was also a witness, is not known but that could have been his son, William, however, not probable. Another connection with the family is the third witness, who was Thos. H. Waters. Of this Waters' family I
have little information, but there was a family connection someplace back among the early Kentucky relatives. This statement is made because I know my mother was well acquainted with Cousin Sally Bond of Craig, Missouri, who wrote concerning the relationship with the Fromans, but neither did she know exactly how she was related. There was one Philemon Waters on the first records of Kentucky where he was an extensive land owner for revolutionary war service. His name appears on many Froman and Graham papers in early Washington County records and from this Philemon Waters was the above-mentioned cousin Sally Bond descended. It is possible the wife of Philemon Waters was a Harrison or one of the sons of Philemon Waters may have married Into the Harrison and Froman families. When this family connection is determined, we will have some interesting information. *****************
ISAAC FROMAN OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY
Each year from 1798 to about 1808 we find Isaac Froman on the Washington County, Kentucky, tax list. He had his farm on Cartrights Creek that was originally entered by Philemon Waters, Remember this description of Cartrights Creek because we find Grahams and Harrisons on this same water course that was then used for land description purposes.
After 1808, something occurred because we no longer find the assessment made in the name of Isaac Froman but in the name of Jacob Froman and mother or in the name of Sarah Froman. A review of wills and estate settlements in Washington County, Kentucky, records discloses the settlement of the estate of Isaac Froman in book b, page 121; with Sarah, Jacob, Elizabeth, Nancy. and Sallies listed as heirs. (Children Harriet and John do not appear as they were minors.) This estate appraisal was taken on August 1, 1810. The administrators were Ben Harrison and Jacob Froman. These parties were evidently the brother and son of Sarah B. Froman, the widow of Isaac. These facts would indicate it was about 1810 when Isaac Froman met death at the hands of Smock on the Ohio River, below the city of Madison Indiana.
In book c, page 511 of Washington County records of wills and estates, we find the final settlement of the estate of Isaac Froman. It mentions the heirs as being Sarah, the widow; William Graham, the husband of Harriet Froman; Sally Froman and John Froman by Jacob Froman, his guardian. This was in 1823. The definite proof of our family connection with this Froman family of Washing- ton County, Kentucky, lies in a very small but most important document copied from the records of that county and of which I have a certified copy from the county clerk. This document is a court order that reads as follows:
“County court order of Washington County, Kentucky.”
Court orders Harriet Froman, an infant orphan of Isaac Froman, deceased, came into court and made choice of Jacob Froman as her guardian. There upon the said Jacob Froman came into court and with John Melbourne his security, executed and acknowledged bond in the penalty of $100.Off Conditions to secure said orphan's estate. Date of above March 9, 1818.
A copy attest (seal) John Smothers, Clerk of the Washington County, Kentucky, Court.
Herein lies our definite proof as to the parentage of our ancestor, Harriet Froman, who in 1821 married William Graham in Washington County, Kentucky. A copy of that marriage certificate is in my possession for absolute proof of that marriage. This document also indicates why Sarah-Harrison Froman was not mentioned in her fathers will of 1827 for she had died in 1818, at which time the daughter, Harriet, came into court as the orphan infant of Isaac Froman.
This Harriet Froman who married William Graham was the founder of our immediate Graham family in Missouri but before following them to that new state where they located in Carroll County, Missouri, it will be advisable to make further comment on the various relation in Kentucky.
At this time we may also make mention of the fact that Jacob Froman the oldest son of Isaac and Sarah Harrison Froman was also the appointed guardian of his younger brother, John Froman; and in this case the bond was signed by Philemon Waters. This is mentioned simply to bring out the fact there was a close connection of some unknown form with the Philemon Waters' family. ***************
In regard to the Froman, and Graham, in about 1800 and although it is not so important as the letter written to his niece, Mary William Campbell Mirick of Carrollton, it does contain some facts that were omitted in the letter and should be presented in this article. The original article by W. Harvey Graham is no doubt in the possession of my cousin, Nelle B. Mirick, but I shall copy it from a copy I have made from the original. It is as follows:
"I was born in Marion County, Kentucky, December 16, 1821. My father, William Graham, moved to Carroll County, Missouri, in 1838.
There were three brothers; Francis Graham, George Graham and William Graham. They were born in Scotland and raised in Belfact, Ireland, where they became of age. They all came to America, landing in Virginia. In an early day, they moved to Kentucky and made the first settlement in that part of the country. They had to live in forts on account of the Indians. This was before Lebanon was laid out which is now the county seat of Marion County, Kentucky. In 1831, George and William Graham moved to Ray County, Missouri.
George Graham married Alla Harrison (4/15/1801). my mothers aunt. He had two sons, George and -Elias. George, who married a Miss Braden of Carroll County, and Elias, the other son, I do not know who he married.
There were also three daughters; Rosie, who married Edward Sanderson; Ella Married a Mr. Baker; Sarah married Thomas Brown, a brother of William Brown of Carroll County, Missouri. (gem note: Dau. Ella, Mary Eleanor Graham, married John Brown see pg 29; Dau. Sarah, unknown; wife Alla had a sister named Sarah?)
William Graham, brother of grandfather Francis Graham, married a Whitecotton (6/14/1804).William Graham is the grandfather of Harrison Graham of Mendeville, Missouri.
Francis Graham's wife was a Jackson (4/1/1788. Nelson County, Kentucky). Francis had four sons; John, William, George and Joseph. John Graham's wife was a Froman (11/17/1817), a sister of my mother's. They had one daughter, Harriet, who married Hiran McCall (in Carroll County, Missouri).
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