By Wm H Newman; M J Clements; G W Cambron, 1886

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 Morganfield.

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.