|Clarissa Marinda Graham Ancestors In researching my mother's line I found that my first known Graham was my Great Grandmother Clarrissa Marinda Graham who married Columbus Washington Duncan. Much research is needed on this line. So, If you have additional information I would love to hear from you...Wanda|
.1 James GRAHAM died after April 1813 in Greene County, Tennessee. He married Sarah UNKNOWN.
NOTES: Some of these deed notes was shared with me from another researcher but I have lost email and email addresses so my sources is gone. Sorry. Thank you!
DEED: (1) "Land Records, Washington Co., TN 1775-1850" by Loraine Rae; p. 26: p.84-5 7/4/1776 Jacob Brown of Nolachuckey To James Graham; 176 acres on an east branch of Little Limestone. Cons: 100 lbs. adj: Elijah Nelson. SIG: Jacob Brown. WIT: Emanuel Sandusky, Patrick Murphey.
(2) p.126: p 50-52 11/10/1776 James Montgomery, to Adam Lowory/Lowry 176 acres. Cons: lbs. for: NC to James Graham. DJ: John Gillilen, Lyle, Mister Doak. Sig: James Montgomery. Wit: William Mitchell, Jas Witherspoon. CT: Nov 1796.
(3) p.87: p.155-6 10/21/1790 James Gragan, blacksmith, Green Co, his grant 329 TO Revd Samuel Doke: 389 acres. Cons: 500 lbs NC money. Adj: Lyle. Sig: James Graham. Wit: Jonathan X Collom, George Collom. Note: The entire land grant is listed on p. 6. This may actually be James Graham, Jr. This land was sold Nov. 10, 1796- James Montgomery to Adam Lowery (Lowry)--James Graham listed as former owner.
(4) North Carolina Land Grants Recorded in Greene County, Tennessee by Goldene Fillers Burner.
p. 38: "No. 162, Page 338: for 50 shillings per 100 acres - to James Grayham 19 1/4 acres in Greene Co, on north side of Nolichucky River including mouth of Horse Creek, adjoining Oneal south side Horse Creek. Richard Caswell at Kingston, 20 Sep 1787.
(5) Land Grand #3 LAND GRANT Oct. 21, 1790 (308 acres). This Indenture made and Entered into this twenty first day October one thousand Seven hundred and Ninety between James GRAHAM of Green County and State of North Carolina Black Smith of the one part and the Rev. Samuel Doke of Washington County and State aforesaid of the other Part. Witnesseth that the said James Graham hath for and in Consideration of the sum of five hundred Pounds good and Lawful Money of the State aforesaid to him in hand paid by the said Samuel Doke before the signing, sealing, and delivering of this perports the receipt whereof he the said James Graham doth hereby acknowledge, bargained, sold, released, and confirmed and doth hereby Bargain, Sell, release, and Confirm unto him the Rev'd Samuel Doke a certain tract &_____2 parcel of Land containing three hundred and Eighty nine acres Situate being in the County of Washington and State aforesaid. Beginning at a White oak a corner on Lyles line thence South two hundred and twenty poles looping the said Branch to a small red oak thence West three hundred Sixty poles to a Buck-eye Tree Standing on the branch thence North forty five degrees South two hundred and forty four poles thence North twenty six degrees East one hundred and thirty four poles thence South Sixty degrees one hundred and forty eight poles to the Beginning according to the and distances Inserted in the Patent obtained for the same from the Said Number seventy three by Virtue of and made in the Said office held in Washington County by the Said (decd) 2 James Graham. the No. whereof being 529. To have and to hold unto him the said said Samuel Doke his heirs and Assigns forever Together with all Minerals and ditaments, appurtenances to the said land belonging to and containing land. Further that the said Graham doth hereby bind himself his To warrant and forever defend the said tract of land unto him the said Samuel Doke his heirs and assigns & against the claim of all Persons or persons whtever as an Indefensible Inheritance clear of all Incumbrance whatever Public traces only excepted in testimony whereof the said Graham hath here unto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year above written. Jonathan Collom, George Collom, James Graham (Seal) Signed: James Graham
WILL: James GRAHAM (dec'd)
Greene Co, TN, Bk?? Pg 55-56
Tuesday 26th April 1813.
Will proven by Absalom Haworth and Jacob Fellows and ordered to be recorded and Henry Earnest and John Lotspeich qualified as Executors Mins. 7 P 122.
WILL: Whereas I James GRAHAM of Greene County and state of Tennessee being weak in body but of perfect mind & memory and calling to mind the mortality of my body & that it is appointed to all men to die, do make & ordain this my last Will and Testament in the (page 56) form and manner following, that is to say First of all I commend my soul into the hands of Almight God who gave it & my body to the dust from whence it was taken to be intered in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors and so touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me, I bequeath and dispose of in the following manner. Item I will that all my just debts & funeral charges be paid out of my estate by my Executors. Item I give & bequeath unto my beloved wife Sarah GRAHAM the use of my dwelling House which is on my land lying in Greene County afforesaid & on the south side of Nolichucky River & adjoining the land I now live on (which has been sold) during her remaining my widow & also the one half of the cleared land during the above said term of time. I also give unto her two beds & their furniture, one horse, two Cows, two sheep & four hogs, which she is to have the choice of amongst my stock with the houshold furniture, the use of timber for firewood & to repair the fences, also all the grain on hand & one half of that which is growing, for her use during her abovesaid state of widowhood. Item I bequeath unto my youngest son Joseph GRAHAM all my land which I possess in Greene County on the south side of Nolichucky River containing by estimation one hundred & thirty acres by him to be enjoyed & possessed forever after he arives at the age of twenty one, excepting the house that is on it, & one half of the cleared land which his mother is to have the profits of during her remaining my widow after which to be my son Josephs forever. Item I give unto the two sons of my son George GRAHAM (namely James GRAHAM and George GRAHAM) the sum of one hundred dollars each, to be raised out of my Estate, & kept by my Executors for them to receive & forever possess, when they arive each at the age of twenty one years. Item I will that my land lying in Washington County containing One hundred & Eleven acres be sold after my decease by my Executors. Item I bequeath unto each of the children of my oldest son John GRAHAM Deceased, the sum of Six cents to be paid to them out of my Estate. Item I give unto my sons Charles GRAHAM, James GRAHAM, Thomas GRAHAM and William GRAHAM the sum of Six Cents each to paid out of my Estate. Item I give unto my daughters Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth Jane, Margaret & Ruth the Sum of six cents each to be raised out of my Estate Item I will that all the rest of my property be sold by my Executors after my decease of the money equally divided amongst all my Daughters. Item I make and ordain my trusty friends Henry EARNEST Esq. & John LOTSPEICH the sole Executors of this my last Will & Testament disannuling all other Wills or Testaments by me made and ratifying & confirming this & this alone to be my last Will & Testament.
In witness whereof the said James GRAHAM hath hereunto set his hand & affixed his seal in our presence who in the presence of each other Saw him sign seal & pronounce the same as his Last Will & Testament this twenty fourth day of March in the year of our Lord 1813.
Test.......................................................................................................James GRAHAM (seal)
Jacob (his X mark) FELLOWS
Known children of James and Sarah: (taken from his will)
2 James GRAHAM was born before 1785.
2 Charles GRAHAM was born before 1790.
2 Elizabeth GRAHAM was born before 1790.
2 Jane GRAHAM was born before 1790.
2 John GRAHAM was born before 1790.
2 Margaret GRAHAM was born before 1790.
2 Mary GRAHAM was born before 1790.
2 Ruth GRAHAM was born before 1790.
2 Sarah GRAHAM was born before 1790; married Lewis PIERCE.
2 Thomas GRAHAM was born before 1790.
2 William GRAHAM was born before 1790.
2 George GRAHAM
2 Joseph GRAHAM was born before 1790.