1917 Draft Card of John Alexander Bohannon

Today, I added to my collection the draft registration card of John Alexander Bohannon, the only son of Patrick Bohannon and Rixey Watson. I’d previously written about Alex’s parents in The Many Wives of Patrick, Part One. Card Front Block 1 gave his name as Alex Bohannon. This is consistent with previous records: the 1900…

Obituary: Myrle Cohey

I found this obituary at Find A Grave. I’m not certain where it was originally published. A slightly different version of it can also be found on the Roller-Coffman Funeral Home web site. Myrle M. Bohannon April 4, 1914 - February 23, 2005 Myrle Bohannon, 90, of Marshall died Wednesday. She was a homemaker and…

Tidying Up The Gray Home

The following article has been updated today: The Many Wives of Patrick, Part Three: Mary Frances Graham This is the first GA article to  include data and an image from the just-released 1940 Census! Woo! Added section headings by decade to make the article easier to follow. Added a photograph of Mollie’s grave marker. Added…

Timeline Thus Far

I thought it might be neat to take some of the dates mentioned in the articles on Graham Ancestry and arrange them in chronological order along with some other significant American historical milestones. Nineteenth Century 4 July 1819.  The Territory of Arkansas was created from a portion of the Missouri Territory. 15 June 1836.  Arkansas…

Jesse & Sarah Graham

Jesse Graham was born circa 1844 somewhere in Alabama.  I have found conflicting information about his parents, so I will not commit to any names yet. Sarah F. Scott was born on 5 June 1844 somewhere in Alabama.  Jesse and Sarah were wed circa 1864 in Alabama. While residing in Alabama they had at least…