A farmer in Raleigh Precinct, near Spring Grove, is the son
of Samuel A. Grahm whose sketch will be found elsewhere. Subject was born in
Union County May 5, 1840, and here received some eight years' training in the
common schools of this county, one term at Princeton University and one term at
March 29, 1866, he was married to Miss Nannie J. Sale who
was born in this county March 31, 1846, and is the daughter of William Pierce
and Mary J. (Scoggan) Sale. Mrs. Graham's father was a noted brick mason and
was born in Jefferson County in 1805, and died there in 1846; Mrs. Graham's
mother was born there in 1808 and died in 1849; her paternal grandfather, Louis
Sale, was from Virginia and settled in Louisville in an early day. He traded
the square where the Louisville Hotel now stands to a man for a Mexican pony.
Subject's wife is from one of the best and first families in Kentucky. Subject
has always been a Democrat in politics, and when the war broke out he enlisted
in Clarksville, Tennessee, in company F, Johnson's Regiment, and so served in
the Confederate ranks until the close of the war. He was in the following
fights: Dover, Fort Donelson, Rolling Mills, Uniontown and Geiger's Lake,
besides many little fights. He was wounded by a picket in the abdomen at
Uniontown; was discharged at Evansville in 1865. Subject is a good farmer and a
respected citizen, and has been a member, with his wife, of the Methodist
Church for twenty-four years. The children are Thomas J., Edwin Alexander,
Virginia Sue and Pierce Henry. Mr. Graham is also a member of thirteen years'
standing of the Independent Order of Good Templars, at Spring Grove, and has
held every office in the lodge.