1811 - 1854
||06 Apr 1811
||Monroe Co., VA [3, 4]
||28 Jul 1854
||Monroe Co., VA [3, 5]
- "Jane, the second daughter of Joseph Graham, died unmarried. She died a violent death some time prior to the war. It was never known whether she had died by her own hand or whether she was killed. She was missing for some time and a vigilant search was instituted, and the whole neighborhood was enlisted in the search. Her body was finally recovered, and showed evidences of a violent death. It was in a wild and unfrequented place; and whether she had gone there and died by her own hand was never known. Suspicion fastened on her kinsman and brother, James Graham, who was arrested and placed in jail. Finally the case was moved to Giles County for trial, a change of venue being had from Monroe County, where the public feeling was strong against him. He was defended by the late Senator Allen T. Caperton and other distinguished attorneys. The trial resulted in his acquittal of any crime, and the matter was not prosecuted further. This was a noted case in its day."
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- [S74] Monroe County Will Book, Jane Graham, (1854, Original Date, 16 Feb 1854), 74003527..
- [S161] Monroe County Will Book, Joseph Graham, (1859, Original Date, 8 October 1854).
- [S97] Mabel's Family History Notes, Mabel Miller Jones, (circa 1960), third page [unnumbered].
- [S103] History of the Graham Family, David Graham, (David Graham, Clayton, WV, 1899), p. 74.
- [S167] Miller's History of Summers County, WV, James H. Miller, (n. p., Hinton, Summers Co., WV, 1908).