John William Graham was the eldest child of Jesse Graham and Elizabeth Hunnicutt. He was apparently counted twice in the Thirteenth Census of the United States, conducted in the year 1910.

John was first enumerated on 18 April 1910 at the home of his son Reuben Graham in the town of Brooksville, Noxubee County, Mississippi.

1910 Federal Census, Noxubee County, Mississippi

Reuben Virgil Graham, here spelled “Ruben,” was the head of the household, white male, aged 37, born in Mississippi. He’d been married for 14 years by this time. He was employed by the “railroad gang,” probably the Mobile & Ohio Railroad. Brooksville was a stop on the M & O, which stretched from the Gulf of Mexico at Mobile, Alabama up to the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois. Reuben was renting the home in Brooksville.

Reuben’s wife was the former Julia Snowden, white female, aged 32, born in Mississippi. Her occupation was listed as “none.” She was the mother of five children, with four then living.

Daughter Janice was recorded next, here spelled “Janicie.” She was a white female, aged 13, born in Alabama.

Next was son John Snowden Graham, here recorded under his middle name. As the firstborn son, the tradition at the time had his first name come from his paternal grandfather, John William Graham, and his middle name come from his mother’s maiden name, Snowden. He was a white male, aged 11, born in Alabama.

Daughter Eunice was next, white female, aged 9, born in Alabama. I’m not sure exactly what the enumerator wrote — it doesn’t look quite like Eunice!

Next was son Sanford Marvin Graham, here recorded as “Marvie.” He was a white male, aged 4, born in Mississippi. Column 31 on this census was to indicate whether a person was blind, and for Martin the characters “BL1” were entered, possibly to indicate that he was blind in one eye. I have no other source to corroborate this.

The child that died prior to this census was son Reuben Gann Graham, who passed in January 1904 at the age of three months in Alabama.

John William Graham was a white male, aged 69, born in Alabama. He’d been married for 52 years. His occupation was given as “none.” Column 30 indicated that he was a veteran of the Confederate Army.

John’s wife was the former Rebecca Hunnicutt, here recorded as “Rebecka.” She was a white female, aged 69, born in Alabama. Her occupation was given as “none.” Rebecca was the mother of 12 children, with eight living in 1910.

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1850 Census for Jesse Graham (Both of Them)

G. C. Ellis enumerated the 28th district of Benton County on Friday, 1 November 1850, where he recorded the family of Jesse Graham and Elizabeth Hunnicutt.

Obituary for John William Graham

John and Rebecca were not only husband and wife, they were also first cousins.

Bibliography, 1910 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United),,, Year: 1910; Census Place: Brooksville, Noxubee, Mississippi; Roll: T624_754; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0091; FHL microfilm: 1374767.

Howe, Tony. “Brooksville, Mississippi.” Mississippi Rails,

Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 20 January 2021), memorial page for Reuben Gann Graham (14 Oct 1903–16 Jan 1904), Find a Grave Memorial no. 68202322, citing Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, Oak Grove, Kemper County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Ralph (contributor 47335878) .

2 thoughts on “Twice The Man, Part One

  1. U R doing a great job putting together ur Graham ancestry, and a lot of digging u have done to come to this conclusion. I am anxious to see what lies ahead for U – great job, keep digging!!! And always enjoy it!!! As a reader I did enjoy this a lot!!


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