Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Joshua Graham

JOSHUA GRAHAM, a prominent and influential farmer of Canada township, Labette county, Kansas, is located in the northeast quarter of section 26, township 33, range 18. He possesses a pleasing personality, is a good business man and has many friends throughout his section of the county. He was born in Marion county, Kentucky, in 1843, and is a son of Harden Graham.

Harden Graham was born in Kentucky, and was a farmer by occupation. He was joined in marriage with Harriet Brownfield, also a native of Kentucky, and they were parents of three children: Charles, Narcissus, and Joshua.

Joshua Graham was reared in Kentucky, and resided there until he came to Kansas in the winter of 1870, and located in Mound Valley township. There he resided until 1880, when he moved upon his present farm in Canada township. He carries on general farming and has met with great success.

Mr. Graham was united in matrimony with Alice Hulen, who was born in Missouri in 1853, and they reared the following children: C. E., deceased; Fred; and Scott, who is attending the County High School at Altamont, and is a member of the class of 1902. Mr. Graham is a Democrat in politics, and served four years on the school board of his township. He belongs to the Masonic fraternity, and to the Knights and Ladies of Security. Religiously, he is a member of the Christian church.