On My Wife’s Passing…

In May of 2017, my wife Ashli died at the age of 45. A few times I tried to write about it here, to share the tragic news with my cousins that read this journal. I thought that writing about it would help me to deal with it, but I couldn’t do it then. The…

Obituary for Alvin Jesse Graham

Published in the Appeal-Democrat of Sutter County, California from 2 June to 3 June 2018. Alvin Jesse Graham Alvin Jesse Graham went to be with his Lord on May 30, 2018 at the age of 92. Born in Marshall, Arkansas on August 20, 1925, he was the third of four children to Cornelius Jesse Graham…

Civil War Survey

The Department of Arkansas Heritage is conducting a survey regarding the establishment of a Civil War museum. Below is the email they sent: Good Morning! Act 921 of the Regular Session of the 91st General Assembly directed the Department of Arkansas Heritage to conduct a feasibility study concerning the establishment of an Arkansas Civil War…

Obituary for John Martin

Originally published in the Harrison Daily Times of Harrison, Arkansas. John Martin Oct. 29, 1934 – March 4, 2017 John Henry Martin[1], of Marble Falls, passed from this life on Saturday, March 4 (2017) at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. He was 82 years old.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.…

The Graham Family requests the pleasure of your company at a Reunion of the descendants of John Henry and Mary Matilda (Bohannon) Graham to be held at the South Mountain Fire Department on the morning of June the Fourth at ten o’clock with a potluck lunch to be served at one o’clock 5420 South Mountain Road…

Obituary for James Leland Rains

Transcribed from the web site of the Roller-Coffman Funeral Home: James Leland Rains October 12, 1927  -  January 27, 2017 James Leland Rains, age 89 of Everton, Arkansas passed from this life on Friday, January 27th, 2017 at his home. He was born in Hector, Arkansas on October 12th, 1927 to Sylus Fredrick Rains and…

Establishing Senia Scott’s Date of Death

Previously on Graham Ancestry, I wrote that I was able to find Jefferson Scott’s date of death in the probate records of his estate. I think I may be able to establish his wife Senia’s death date as well. The date isn’t so obviously found, however, and will require some identification. Looking through the hundreds…

The Estate of Jefferson Scott

I’ve been doing some digging into my 2x great grandmother Sarah Scott’s family. Ancestry.com last year added wills and probate records to their collections, and as luck would have it, they have  probate records online for Sarah’s parents, Jefferson M. Scott and Senia P. Malone. I found a lot of information on Sarah’s parents and…

Century Minus Ten

Came across this short article from the Appeal-Democrat celebrating the 90th birthday of Alvin Graham. Alvin is my first cousin once removed, son of Jessie Cornelius Graham and Callie Watts. Sounds like he had a great celebration! 90th Birthday: Graham Posted: Sunday, September 6, 2015 12:39 am Yuba City resident Alvin J. Graham recently celebrated…