Thanks to Stephen Neal Dennis
for submitting the following information.
Dr. Graham's first wife is buried at Union Ridge, as is his brother (I believe). His
parents are also buried there, but he is buried in Chattooga County, GA at Bethel
Presbyterian Church. Dr. Graham lived in several locations. His Bible was purchased
while he was living at Cedar Grove in Orange County, NC. He was in Wake County, NC
for the 1860 Census. He lived at "Kelvin Grove" at one point, and he may have
inherited his father's house and lived there in Alamance County, NC. I have never
figured out why he moved around so much, as doctors tend to become settled and
develop a reliable practice.
Stephen Neal Dennis
FOUND IN DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN GRAHAM BIBLE
Died, at her father's residence, on the 27th ultimo, Mrs. NANNIE D. GRAHAM, consort
of Dr. B. F. Graham of this county, and daughter of George T. Martin, Esq. Of Caswell,
leaving an affectionate husband and an interesting child, with an extensive circle of relatives
and friends, to deplore their irreparable loss. Her severe and long continued afflictions she bore
with unmurmuring resignation; and during her life she exemplified the dutiful daughter,
the affectionate wife, the tender mother. She died in the 26th year of her age, beloved and respected
by all who knew her.
"My weeping relations, my husband and friends,
Whose hearts are entwined with my own,
Adieu, for the present, my spirit ascends
Where friendship immortal is known."
Milton Chronicle please copy.
Died, on the 6th inst., at his brother's residence in this county, Mr. THOMAS J.
GRAHAM, son of Col. James Graham of Alamance, in the 24th year of his age.
DIED at his residence near Subligna, Georgia, on the 5th inst., Dr. B. F. Graham, in
the 47th year of his age.
The deceased was a native of Orange county, N.C., but had been, for three years past,
a citizen of this county.
He was a man of more than ordinary scientific and literary attainments, and had
secured an enviable reputation in the practice of his profession.
In his private life he was an exemplar, for he possessed all those qualities which
constitute the true gentleman and make up an amiable character, and left him without enemies.
He died regretted by his acquaintances, and deeply lamented by his relatives and
Compelled by ill health to relinquish a calling which he loved, he sought rest in the
retirement of private life, and in that privacy, having served his generation by the will of God,
he fell on sleep -, a sleep from which the Elder Brother shall arouse him, when He maketh up his jewels.
Si queresis vitam amenam, examplum purum et integrum: adspice.
May 15, 1871.
W. T. Irvine
Added May 30, 2003