Samuel Graham Home

Location: On the west side of Route 23, between Norton and Wise, at Isaac's Ville, known as the Rose Jernigan place.

Date: About 1850

Owners: Samuel Graham and is now in the hands of Rose Jernigan, granddaughter of the said Graham.

Description: Two story, hewn log house with one large room on the first floor and two smaller ones on the second floor, with a lean-to at the rear divided into two rooms and used as a kitchen and dining room. One entrance door, batten style and two windows, one on each side of the door in the first room. One window in each of the second story rooms. Plank floors, board roof and mud daubed stone chimney at the north end. Fireplace only in the first floor room. The house faced East and toward the road.

History: Samuel Graham was born in 1820. His wife Rhoda C. was born in 1819. Samuel Graham was for a short time, one of the County Judges of Wise County. To this union was born children: Marcy C., born 1851;
William W., born 1853; Franklin P., born 1855, married Ada, a daughter of Hiram Cooper; Melvin C., born 1858; Samuel P., born 1859; Jane A., born 1862, married Joe Dollarhide and Mary married _____ Hollingsworth. 

Source of Information: M. G. Jessee, Lucille Cox, O. B. Gilley and Court Records.

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