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Grahamville, PA?

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 7:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Saxon
I am trying to do some research on my great-great grandfather Benjamin Franklin Saxon. According to some documents I have found he was born in Grahamville, PA in 1871.

I haven't been able to find out anything about Grahamville or what county it is in.

I know the Grahamville Cemetery is in Erie County, so maybe it's an old place name(?)

Any help would be appreciated.

Re: Grahamville, PA?

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 9:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
SAXON, BENJAMIN F Age 9 Sex: M Race: W PA PA YORK CHANCEFORD Township 1880

We find him at age 9 in the 1880 census living with his uncle’s family. Not sure if I got the uncle’s surname correct from the enumerators writing:

All born in Pa and all parents born in Pa
McCullough Thomas Age 60: Farmer:
McCullough Eliza (Saxon) Age 58, Wife, Keeping house
Saxon Mary A. age 46, widowed, sister-in-law, At home
Saxon Benjamin, Age 9, nephew

So, although I can’t tell you where Grahamville, Pa is, I can speculate it’s near York County. Maybe posting in York and Mifflin counties may yield more information.

Do you know Benjamin’s father’s name? He would be in the 1870 census, aged around
36 (assuming near the same age as Mary). There are 23 male Saxon’s in the Pennsylvania census of 1870- none of which are in York County.

There is only one Mary in the 1870 census in Pennsylvania, but she shows up as 18 and is a servant. In Mifflin county.

BTW: Google Granville, Pa. That is in Mifflin county. Could be whoever wrote the documents you have had poor handwritting, or guessed at the spelling.

good luck

Re: Grahamville, PA?

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 11:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
My PA reference book shows a Grahamville in Juniata county, Fermanagh township. The township borders Mifflin county, from which Juniata was formed in 1831.

Re: Grahamville, PA?

Posted: 1 Dec 2010 2:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
That's very helpful. Thank you!

Re: Grahamville, PA?

Posted: 20 Jul 2013 12:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
I GREW UP IN NORTH EAST PA TWO BLOCKS FROM GRAHAMVILLE STREET.MY DAD REOPENED GRAHAMVILLE CEMETARY WHICH HAD BEEN CLOSED AND BECOME OVERGROWN. IT S IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE ERIE TRIANGLE NEA THENY STATE LINE. MY LAST NAME IS OF COURSE GRAHAM. MY DAD ALSO ATTENDED THE GRAMVILLE RED BRICK SCHOOL HOUSE NAMED GRAHAMVILLE SCHOOL IN HIS EARLY YEARS. HE SAID GRAHAMVLLE HAD A BLACKSMITH SHOP. IT APPARENTLY HAD BEEN A THRIVING COMMUNITY. I AM SURE THE CEMETARY IS VERY NEAR THE SITE OF THE ORIGINAL TOWN. KIRK H GRAHAM
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