James Graham


In 1858, James and Mary Graham along with five sons (William W., Stickland, James Robeson, Wiley, and Larkin), two daughters (Jane and Clarissa Graham Boykin) and famlies left Clarke County Mississippi as rumor of war mounted. They came to the Kidd's Mills and Flo Community to join James' two sisters, Mary Graham Parker (wife of Anderson P. Parker) and Susannah Graham Pate (wife of Daniel Pate) who had came to Leon County from Mississippi about 1850.

When war broke, James had four sons to join, William W., Strickland, James Robeson, and Wiley; along with son-in-law Byrd Alexander Boykin, husband of Clarissa Graham. William W. Graham enlisted as a Private in Company G, Mississippi, 9th Infantry. Wiley, Strickland and James Robeson Graham joined the 5th Texas, Company C, Hood's Brigade. Son-in-law, Byrd Boykin, enlisted into the Waul's Texas Legion.
Before the Civil War ended James and Mary Graham had lost the following sons and son-in-law:
William W. Graham
Strickland Graham
James Robeson Graham
Byrd Alexander Boykin

William W. Graham left wife, Sarah Twitchell Graham, and two children, Columbia A. and William Frankllin Graham.
James Robeson Graham left wife, Delia Elizabeth Boykin Graham, and children, Angeline and Robeson Graham.
Byrd Alexander Boykin left wife, Sarah Clarissa Graham Boykin, and children, Azalee, Mary M., Sarah Jane, James Abel, Delilah Jane, William Robinson and Byrd Alexander Boykin, Jr.
Strickland never married.
Only son, Wiley Graham, returned home to Flo. Wiley lived in Flo until his death in 1920.,

James and Mary nee Lee Graham gave the ultimate gift to the southern cause, four sons.

Written by Marla S. Graham, wife of James R. Graham, Jr. gggrandson of James and Mary nee Lee Graham.
Submitted on May 16, 2014