Source:John Kennedy Graham Papers

Source John Kennedy Graham Papers
Year range 1786 - 1967
Surname Graham, Huff, Johnson, Reese, Shipman, Very, Weach, Wetherell
Subject Manuscripts/Documents
Publication information
Type Miscellaneous
John Kennedy Graham Papers.
Indiana Historical SocietyM166Other

John Kennedy Graham, 1783-1841, born in Pennsylvania, moved to Kentucky, then to Indiana. He was a surveyor and a member of the Indiana Territory Constitutional Convention in 1816, and laid out the town of New Albany, Floyd, Indiana. His first wife was Elizabeth Weach, daughter of Jane Wetherell Weach and step-daughter of John Reese. His second wife was Mary Ann Huff. He had numerous descendants by both wives.

The Family Papers include oral histories and correspondence of family members and descendants, beginning with at least one daughter and continuing through the 1940s. Some of the material was used as the basis for a genealogy of the Graham family; see Mouser, Evelyn Shipman. "Graham Genealogy", Indiana Magazine of History, June 1943. Much of the correspondence relates to the Reese family.

The Family Papers also include his surveyors journals for early Indiana.