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Joseph Graham
Millville Twp.

Joseph Graham (deceased) was born in Ireland, Dec. 12, 1812, and emigrated to America in 1824, settling in Vermont, where he remained until 1854. He then came to Clayton County, and located on section 19, Millville Township, where, in 1855, he erected a saw-mill, which he owned and operated until his death, which occurred Feb. 9, 1867. He married Adeline Haven, who was born in the Green Mountain State, Jan. 26, 1825. Five children blessed this union, viz.: Thomas, born Feb. 21, 1848; George, Feb. 2, 1850; Clarence, April 13, 1854; Elizabeth, Nov. 12, 1861, and Archibald, September, 1865. Mr. Graham during life had ever been active in any project tending to the advancement of Clayton County's interests, and in his death she lost one of her most respected citizens. His widow is still living in Dubuque, Ia. His sons, George and Clarence, are operating the mill, and occupy the old homestead. George was married Sept. 16, 1875, to Martha Wait, born in New York, Dec. 14, 1853. They have three children--Mabel, born June 14, 1876; Blanche, Aug. 19, 1877, and Edith, May 6, 1881. The brothers own 320 acres of fine farming land, and in politics are Republicans.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1013-1014
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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