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History of Amos Graham, b. abt 1755, Rev. Veteran
Posted by: Sharon Pearce (ID *****3544) Date: September 25, 2011 at 00:27:12
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Amos Graham who migrated to Washington Co., KY, who was born abt 1755 and fought in the Revolution, may be related to my Henry Crafton or his wife, who resided at the edge of Floyd, VA (when it was part of Botetort Co., then later carved down into Montgomery Co.) until about 1793-94, when he migrated to Bourbon Co., KY and by 1800 had entered land near Locust in Fleming Co., KY. His neighbor there was the Graham family and they still own that land. Henry fought in the Revolution in VA with the 8th regiment in the Blue Ridge Mtns.

His first and maybe third daughters named children "Amos Graham" and/or Amos, or used the Graham name somewhere else. I am trying to determine if Henry's wife was a Graham. It may be he had two wives, the first providing two or three daughters, who picked up naming their children from their mothers side, then he married Rachel MNU, and had eight more children, none of whose descendants were named "Amos" or "Graham." Another named used in Hannah's line was "Frasier."

I have found that the Frazier family in Fredericksburg, VA were silversmiths and merchants. I have found that the Graham family, at least in KY, produced silversmiths and merchants. Maybe they were just Scotsmen or maybe there were marriage sof convenience between the two merchant families producing a female who was Henry's wife; not sure if that was Rachel (1764 to 1846).

I would like to know how long the Grahams were in Floyd Co., VA and from where did they come, and did any migrate to Washington or Fleming Cos., KY? I see there is an Amos Graham in Floyd Co., but he appears to have been born about 30+ years after Henry Crafton's family went to KY.

Any help with these names appreciated.

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