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John Graham McWethy

Male 1829 - 1913  (84 years)


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  • Name John Graham McWethy  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 7 Sep 1829  Butler County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Nov 1913  Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Buried Osage Cemetery, Agra, Lincoln County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Notes 
    • The information below was all compiled by Ken Harvey:

      Stephen McWethy and his wife Margaret Alexander adopted John, the  infant son of a  Graham.  John was thought to have been born in Dallas, Darke Co.  This recollected place of birth was probably incorrect.

      The 1830 birth of a John Graham (significantly no parents are listed) is recorded in Butler [Co.], Ohio.

      There is no suitable (or otherwise) unmarried Miss Graham, recorded in the Ohio census of 1830, who could have been the mother.

      It now appears that John McWethy was probably the legitimate son of John J. Graham and his wife the former Mary Graham. He would appear to have been born twenty-nine months after their marriage and for some reason he was given up for adoption almost immediately.

      It is possible that Mary, or John, died -or that the couple simply could not provide for the infant.

      Other possibilities:

      1830 - Hezekiah Graham (ca. 35) of Reily Township, Butler Co., Ohio and his wife Sarah Smith (ca. 29) had five children, all under ten years of age.  They had married 5th Mar. 1820 in Butler Co. Clearly Hezekiah could have been John McWethy's father but he was probably a happily married man, at least when it came to procreation.

      1830 - Thomas Graham (ca. 45) and his wife (ca. 45) of Middletown, Butler Co., Ohio, had one boy of about eight years of age. Also a possiblity.

      Later John McWethy was a volunteer in the Union Army and served during the Civil War in Company C-187 in the Ohio Infantry Volunteer's Regiment. He was under Capt. John Manuel. This regiment was used in the mopping-up campaign in Georgia following General Sherman's march to the sea. He was discharged on 20th January 1866 at Macon, Georgia at the age of 37.

      The John McWethy and Elizabeth Strait family moved from Darke County, Ohio, to Avilla, Jasper County, Missouri and later Duenweg, Missouri. This relocation occurred between 1867 and 1877

      A grand-daughter of John McWethy, Miss Faye McWethy, ordered on 15 Aug. 1962 a "blue grey granite" tombstone to be inscribed - John McWethy Sept. 7. 1829  Nov. 14. 1913 and to be delivered to the Osage Cemetery, Oklahoma. The size was 1-8 X 0-8 X 0-6. Presumably this was feet and inches. Total purchase price was $61.80.

      A photograph of John McWethy is in the possession of Judith Keeth (1997).
    Person ID I5821  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Stephen McWethy,   b. 25 Apr 1793, Washington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1868, Darke County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Margaret Alexander,   b. 13 Sep 1791,   d. 7 Dec 1856, Darke County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 9 Apr 1820  Warren County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Family ID F3025  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Strait,   b. 12 Dec 1832, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1877, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1852  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. Stephen Wesley McWethy,   b. 2 Jul 1853, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1857  (Age 3 years)
     2. Margaret Catherine McWethy,   b. 3 Mar 1855, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1930, Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Crawford Edington McWethy,   b. 4 Jun 1857, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1938  (Age 81 years)
     4. Elizabell "Belle" McWethy,   b. 28 Apr 1860, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1948  (Age 87 years)
     5. Elba Ann McWethy,   b. 3 Feb 1863, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. William Meade McWethy,   b. 8 Feb 1867, Darke County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1945, Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     7. Susan Odella "Ella" McWethy,   b. 29 Oct 1869, Darke County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1932, Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     8. John Franklin McWethy,   b. 22 Aug 1874, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1956  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F2956  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Sep 1829 - Butler County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Sep 1852 - Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Nov 1913 - Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Osage Cemetery, Agra, Lincoln County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S211] McWethy, Franklin Mead (1956) "McWethy Family Tree." (Duplicated by unpublished 31 page typescript.), Courtesy of Kenneth Harvey.

    2. [S213] McWethy, John (1866) Military Discharge Paper, Courtesy of Kenneth Harvey.

    3. [S212] McWethy, Franklin Meade (1970) Three Score and Ten (an autobiography.)-Duplicated but unpublished 111 pages typescript., Courtesy of Kenneth Harvey.

    4. [S124] Harvey, Kenneth C--Family Member; Gedcom, Printed Descendants Reports of Payne and Gentry Families, Correspondence.

    5. [S251] Ohio Marriage Index FTM CD ROM, Courtesy of Kenneth Harvey.

    6. [S210] McWethy, Faye (1962) Memorial Inscription Order., Courtesy of Kenneth Harvey.

    7. [S147] International Genealogical Index (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints).