Robert Graham of Fort Chiswell

David Graham's 
History of the Graham Family (1899)
Robert Graham of Fort Chiswell

[ History of the Graham Family ]
[ Cover page ]
Grahams are Scotch Irish
From Scotland to Virginia
John Graham's Will
John Graham's Children
Anne, daughter of John Graham, Sr.
[ The descendants of Lanty Kincaid ]
[ Betsy, daughter of John Graham, Sr. ]
Florence Graham married
House of James Graham, Sr., at Lowell
Early settlement of Lowell
[ The descendants of Samuel and James Guinn ]
[ Other Early Settlers ]
James and Florence Graham's Family
Joseph and Rebecca Graham
Joseph and Rebecca Graham's children
More concerning early settlement of Lowell
Elizabeth Graham captured by the Indians
Col. Graham rescues Elizabeth from Indians
Elizabeth Stodghill, nee Graham
Civil jurisdiction of Lowell
James Graham's estate
John Graham, Joseph's brother
Robert Graham of Fort Chiswell
Michael Graham's family
Slaves of James Graham, Sr.
Clayton's balloon ascension
[110] Robert, the other brother of David and James, Sr., who settled at Fort Chiswell, Wythe county, Virginia, married in Ireland (or Scotland) Mary Craige, who bore him four sons and two daughters. The names of the sons were: Samuel, John, Robert and James; the daughters names being Margaret, who married a McGavock, and Nancy, who married a Crocket. After the death of Robert Grahamís first wife, he married a Miss Cowan, by whom he had three sons, David, Joseph and Calvin. From these have descended a large and influential family, who live in Wythe, Tazewell and adjoining counties.

Robert Graham accumulated a large landed property, which to this day is mostly in the hands of his descendants. As a remarkable coincidence, it wil1 be observed that the names of five of Robert Grahamís sons are the same as five of the sons of his brothers, David and James. In Robertís family, we have Samuel, John, James, David and Joseph, while in Jamesí family there is John, who was killed by the Indians, Samuel, James and David; and Davidís family, John and Joseph. These facts themselves, if [111] other evidence was wanting, prove beyond a doubt that they were brothers.

Samuel M. Graham, of Graham, Virginia, a great grandson of Robert Graham, who settled at Fort Chiswell, Virginia, about 1774. He claims that his great grandfather and the writerís grandfather, James, who settled at Lowell about 1771, were brothers.

As a mark of military tack of this family, James was made a Colonel and his son, William, a Major of Monroe county, and Samuel, a son of Robert, was a major in Tazewell county. And as to their mathematical proclivities, the Grahams had a strong inclination. We can trace seven surveyors and four or five very prominent ones of the before named family.