Looking for my great-grandfather, JAMES GRAHAM, born in 1840 in Rochester, Monroe County. He served in the Civil War, but (if I have found the right Graham in another portion of my search!) was mustered into service out of Lowell, Massachusetts, in September of 1861, at age 21.
He married MARIAH GALLAGHER (Maria? Gallacher?), who, I have heard from family members, was adopted from the New England Home for Little Wanderers in Boston, MA. This home has no records of her; all records from that time period were destroyed by a fire. I do not know if JAMES & MARIAH
met in NY or in MA. MARIAH is believed to have emigrated to the United States as a child with her parents, who apparently, died en route--hence, her adoption.
JAMES & MARIAH lived in Amesbury, Massachusetts, for some time. Their daugher, my grandmother, EDITH ELIZABETH GRAHAM, was born in Amesbury on August 29, 1881. EDITH's siblings were WILLIAM HALLOWELL GRAHAM, and possibly a SUSAN GRAHAM and a HELENA GRAHAM. EDITH ELIZABETH GRAHAM married ALBERT GYLES SMITH on June 3, 1903, in Haverhill, MA.
I have no death dates yet for JAMES or MARIAH, but believe that MARIAH died probably some time between 1905-1915.
I am particularly interested in finding out if JAMES GRAHAM, my great-grandfather, might be one of the 7 children of ROBERT EMMETT GRAHAM. With WILLIAM GRAHAM born in 1850 and ROBERT PATRICK GRAHAM born in 1852, it seems plausible that JAMES GRAHAM, born 1840, might be one of the brothers. I would also like any immigration information about ROBERT EMMETT GRAHAM's family in case it should match up with anything I find in my continuing search.
Thank you very much for any responses.