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Re: Grahams1700s/later from Pa and later to Rowan Co., NC
Posted by: Carolyn McDaniel (ID *****5864) Date: April 26, 2004 at 10:37:24
In Reply to: Grahams1700s/later from Pa and later to Rowan Co., NC by Robert Graham of 924

I am very interested in John Graham who purchased in 1733 160 acres from Abraham Pennington near Port Deposit and the Susquehanna. This was a property Abraham had purchased from William Teague in 1714. (Cecil DB5, p.15) In 1737 John Graham purchased 20 acres of Teagues Endeavor from William Teague along with 50 Acres of Hopewell. Also in 1737 John Graham witnessed a deed from William Teague to Robert Patterson. (Cecil DB 5, p.365)

In 1736/7 (Cecil DB 6, p.126)Providence Williams of Orange Co., VA sold "High Park," lying next to "Teague's Endeavor," along with "Emery's Choice" lying next to "Moulton's Marsh," and another tract called "Penbroke." Joseph Williams and his wife Lidia, Providence Williams and his wife Sarah, and Ann Poulson appointed Providence Williams to be their attorney in this transaction. The deed is witnessed by Nathaniel Ewing, Isaac Saunders, Hugh Lawson, John Graham, David Patterson, David Denny.

In 1752 a William Graham leased and mortgaged from John Smith two tracts along the Susquehanna: "Holland" and "Heath's Adventure." In 1753 William Graham received a lease from Lord Baltimore's agent Benjamin Tasker on 150 acres in Susquehanna Manor adjoining "Holland," for the natural lives of William Graham, Ann Shepard and Phineas Chew. This is witnessed by Benj'a. Chew and John Smith.

I do not have later research on the Grahams, but hope to do more some time this year when I visit Maryland. The other record of interest concerning Grahams is that of Kezia Pennington, b. 10 Oct 1701 who married Thomas Graham in Anne Arundel County, Maryland 18 Sep 1722. Both records from St. Margaret's Parish. Both Kezia and Thomas lack further identification.

Some of the Teagues, Penningtons, Loftans/Lofton/Loftin, Shepherds, Largents, Williams, Doughertys et al are subsequently found in the Monocacy section of Prince Georges/Frederick County, Maryland and then in Orange/Frederick County Virginia and some later in South Carolina. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and John Pennington lived near the Enoree and Tyger Rivers in SC.

Providence Williams appears to be the son of George Williams, blacksmith, whose patent was recorded at the same time as Abraham Pennington's in 1734, along with many others from Northern Maryland and Delaware. I have a webpage listing these patentees.

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