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W. T. GRAHAM 10494, Hart Co.

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W. T. GRAHAM 10494, Hart Co.

Posted: 1136295892000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Graham, Pirtle, Mitchell, Hays, Brownfield, Hancock
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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume I, Battle-Perrin-Kniffin, 3rd edition, 1886. Hart Co.

W. T. GRAHAM, son of J. P. and Mary (Pirtle) Graham, was born in Washington County, Ky., January 26, 1853, and is the third of a family of two sons and three daughters. J. P. Graham followed farming until within the past fifteen years, during which time he has been employed in the railway shops at Louisville. His father, William Graham, was born in Nelson County, was a farmer, slave owner and magistrate, was of Scotch parentage, and married a Miss Mitchell, also a native of Nelson County. Mrs. Mary (Pirtle) Graham was a daughter of Thomas W. Pirtle, who married Mrs. Nancy Hays, whose maiden name was Brownfield. Thomas W. Pirtle’s parents came from Scotland, and settled in Virginia, and the father took part in the war for independence. W. T. Graham remained on the home farm until seventeen or eighteen, after which he worked for two years in a furniture factory in Louisville, then for three years acted as brakeman on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. In 1875 he ran a freight train on the K. & B. division, and the next year was transferred to the main line, where he remained until 1877; he then went to Sedalia, Mo., and in 1879 to St. Louis and Kansas City. In 1880 he returned to Louisville and ran a train on the N. & N. till 1882; was then on the Chesapeake, Ohio & Southwestern, and then on the H. division; next on the extension of the Knoxville branch, then returned to the main line, and finally to the Short Line division. In December, 1884, he located at Priceville and commenced farming on 105 acres, of which seventy-five are improved. In politics Mr. Graham is a Democrat, and cast his first presidential vote for W. H. Hancock.

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