Rewriting History

This journal has developed a small following in the three months that I’ve been writing it, and I want to take a moment to point out something to that following: This is not a static journal. If you’re a regular reader, you should regularly go back and re-read some of the older entries, especially if…

The Great War and William Thomas Graham

A “lost” second cousin recently commented that William Thomas Graham had died “during WW1.” I hadn’t even recorded that William served in the military, so a records search ensued!

Jessie Cornelius Graham

Jessie Cornelius Graham was born in Searcy County, Arkansas on 22 July 1892.  By my reckoning, he was the second child of John Henry Graham and his wife Mary Matilda (Bohannon), and their first son.  He was likely named for both of his grandfathers, paternal Jesse Graham and maternal William Cornelius Bohannon. Jessie, age 8,…