Biography of James Graham
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Graham, James, was born in Galashiels, Scotland, December 9, 1850. He was educated in their schools, also received a technical education as a textile pattern designer, which occupation he followed at the Schaghticoke woolen mills. July 9, 1877, he married Mary Richardson of his native place. They have had six children: Janet F., Bella A. (who died in her second year), Mary R., James A., Nellie A. and George D. They came to Canada in 1880; he entered the employ of the Colburg Woolen Co. in Ontario as a superintendent and designer, and was also a stockholder in the company. On January 1, 1895, he came to the United States and located in Schaghticoke, N. Y. Mrs. Graham's father, George Richardson, was born in Scotand in the year 1825; he was educated there, and was a carder by occupation; he married Janet Frier of his native place; they had nine children, five sons and four daughters: Christina, Robert, Ellen, George, Christina, Thomas, Marv, James and John. Christina No. 1, Robert, James, John and Ellen are dead. Mr. Richardson died in 1878, and his wife in March, 1866. The Grahams are in direct line of descent of the Grahams, the Marquis of Montrose; also of the Hays of Dun's Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland. The ancestry of the family is Scotch on both sides.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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