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  1. Anthony McGraw: Birth: ABT 1775 in Pennsylvania. Death: 1 AUG 1814 in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia

  2. John McGraw: Birth: ABT 1776 in Pennsylvania.

  3. Mary Ann McGRAW: Birth: ABT 1781 in Pennsylvania. Death: Bet. 1840-1850 in Fayette County, (West) Virginia

  4. Martin McGraw: Birth: 1785 in Pennsylvania. Death: 25 OCT 1858 in Fayette County, (West) Virginia

  5. Elender McGraw: Birth: ABT 1788. Death: 2 AUG 1845 in Madison County, Indiana

  6. William McGraw: Birth: ABT 1788.

  7. Samuel McGraw: Birth: ABT 1792 in Virginia. Death: FEB 1872

  8. Henry McGraw: Birth: ABT 1797 in Virginia. Death: Bet. 28 Feb 1873-2 July 1873 in Fayette County, West Virginia

  9. Thomas M. McGraw: Birth: 9 FEB 1799 in Virginia. Death: 5 AUG 1855 in 18 Mile Creek, Putnam County, West Virginia


Notes
a. Note:   HISTORY OF CLAYTON COMMUNITY By Mr. C. H. Graham 1923 In writing a history of our community, we are at somewhat of a loss to know just where the boundary line should be located. In the early settlement of our community, the lines that bounded a given neighborhood were much farther extended than at a later period when settlements and communities became more thickly peopled. In the first instance neighbors were few and far apart and people living eight or ten miles apart, were often considered neighbors and belonging to the same community. As a community becomes more densely populated the boundary lines of that community become shortened, and only include those living in one immediate vicinity. Therefore, in describing the events that took place in the early settlement of our community, we shall reach out to what was then considered as a community neighborhood and in speaking of more recent events, we shall confine ourselves more particularly to the circle which now composes our local community. Up until less than a half century ago the Clayton and Griffith Creek neighborhoods were considered as one community. We shall, therefore, first speak of the early settlement of this larger circle. The first grant of land made to any one in this geographical boundary was granted to Colonel James Graham who was a pioneer settler of the Lowell Community which is located about six miles to the south of us. This grant called for two-hundred and eighty- six acres, and included the site of the Clayton post office, and was made in the year 1786, one hundred and thirty-seven years ago. The parchment upon which this grant was written is now in the possession of the writer and is in a good state of preservation. It is signed by Edmond Randolph, Esq. Governor of Virginia. The first permanent settlers on these lands were, Joseph Graham and his family, who settled here in the year 1813, one hundred and ten years ago. It is true that there were two or three other transitory settlers who had temporarily located here before the coming of Graham, principally for the purpose of hunting the wild game then so plentiful. Instead of locating a permanent home these settlers had no title or claim to the land on which they lived and were termed "squatters". Among these were one Martin McGraw, who lived about one-half mile north of the present post office, and Bailey Woods whose cabin stood about the same distance westward. These settlers remained but a few short years until they migrated farther west and settled again in Fayette County. Many of their descendants are still to be found, some of whom became prominent men. Among the descendants of Bailey Woods were his son Eli, who became a prominent Baptist preacher in Fayette and adjoining counties; also Dr. M. L. Wood, an able Baptist divine of Huntington is a descendant of the original Bailey Woods. [Source: Histories of 58 WV Communities - Chapter 20: Summers County, Clayton - Forest Hill - HISTORY OF CLAYTON COMMUNITY By Mr. C. H. Graham, 1923; WebRoots.org - Nonprofit Library for Genealogy & History-Related Research online http://www.webroots.org/library/usahist/howvc011.html]
  Martin McGraw first appears in the 1796 Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia Personal Property Tax List with (George) Anthony McGraw.
  GREENBRIER TAX LISTS: 1796 April 17 Martin Mgraw, 1 white tithable, 3 horses 1798 May 4 Martin Megraw, 1 white tithable, 1 horse 1799 April 19 Martin Megraw, 1 white tithable 1802 May 22 Martin McGraw, 1 white tithable 1803 April 5 Martin McGraw, 2 white tithables, 1 horse [male b. abt. 1787 or earlier](image in file) 1804 March 14 Martin McGraw, 2 white tithables, 2 horses [male b. abt. 1788 or earlier] 1805 Martin Magraw, 2 white tithables, 3 horses [male b. abt. 1789 or earlier] 1810 Margarate Mcgraw, 2 white tithables, 4 horses [male b. abt. 1794 or earlier] 1811 Margret Mcgraw, 3 horses
  Note: When free males appeared for the first time in the household of an individual having their surname, they were at least sixteen years of age. When a free male appeared in his own name rather than in the household of another, he was probably twenty-one years of age. [Source: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn17_tithables.htm]
  Margaret is seen as head of household as of 1810 indicating that Martin may have died before 1810. He was last seen on tax list in 1805 therefore the range for death could be between 1806-1809.
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  Check the following gedcom files at rootsweb.com: Dutch Meyer's (:2382101) has following children: 2 Anthony MCGRAW b: 1775 + 3 OCT 1796 Elizabeth Betsy BRYANT http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=10975169&Type=Marriage 2 John MCGRAW b: 1778 + FEB 1799 Sally Sarah ANDERSON http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=10975169&Type=Marriage 2 Elizabeth MCGRAW b: 1789 + Soloman NELSON 2 William MCGRAW b: 1792 Doug Hall's (dougahall) Dorothy Farrar (dotmax29) Bailey Copenhaver's (baileycopenhaver)
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  Possibly another son George McGraw born 1800 in Greenbrier Cty now Fayette Cty, WV? Married first to a Sarah B. ____ and second to Sally Davis on March 31, 1846, Fayette County, VA. Possibly two daughters: Malinda J. McGraw born Fayette Cty 1805-1810 who was married to Richard Milby and died in Poca District Putnam Cty, WV in 1887 (Book 1 page 26?) Sarah McGraw whose death certificate gave Martin and Polly McGraw as her parents - Born 1811 Fayette Cty, VA married first Harrison Hays and second John Legg (b. 1809 d. 1876, Putnam Cty, Bk 1 pg 41) Sarah died in Buffalo District, Putnam Cty May 25, 1886 of diatbetes (Book 1 page 68) [Source: http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=*v27t1511&id=I0486]
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  Misc. notes: Son Martin Jr. per his War of 1812 records was born in Pennsylvania. The following are SOME but NOT ALL records for persons named Martin McGraw. NO PROOF that any of these are the same person. NEEDS TO BE SERIOUSLY RESEARCHED!
  Pennsylvania, Land Warrants, 1733-1987 Name: Martin McGraw Acreage: 150 Warrant Date: 5 Jul 1773 Warrant Location: Northumberland Source: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Land Warrants, 1733-1987 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Index of Early Pennsylvania Land Warrants, 1733–1987, from the Pennsylvania State Archives. Stevens, Pennsylvania: Ken McCrea, 2010.
  Pennsylvania, Land Warrants and Applications, 1733-1952 Name: Martin McGraw Acreage: 150 Warrant Date: 5 Jul 1773 Warrant Place: Buffalo, Northumberland Source: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Land Warrants and Applications, 1733-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Warrant Applications, 1733-1952. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania State Archives. Land Warrants. Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, PA. (image in scrapbook)
  Pennsylvania, Land Warrants, 1733-1987 about Martin McGraw Name: Martin McGraw Acreage: 300 Warrant Date: 20 Jan 1774 Warrant Location: Westmoreland Source: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Land Warrants, 1733-1987 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Index of Early Pennsylvania Land Warrants, 1733–1987, from the Pennsylvania State Archives. Stevens, Pennsylvania: Ken McCrea, 2010.
  Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 Name: Martin McGraw Year: 1775 Town or Ward: Hopewell County: Bedford Archive Rollname: 315 Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 315. Source: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (in file)
  Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 Name: Martin McGraw Year: 1776 Town or Ward: Hopewell County: Bedford Archive Rollname: 315 Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 315. Source: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (in file)
  Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863 Name: Martin McGraw Residence Year: 1779 Residence Place: Hopewell, Bedford, Pennsylvania Source: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA. (in file)
  There was a Martin McGraw in Dock Ward, Philadelphia County, PA in 1779
  Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 Name: Martin McGrew Year: 1783 Town or Ward: Hopewell County: Bedford Archive Rollname: 316 Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 316. Source: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (in file)
  Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 Name: Martin McGrew Year: 1783 Town or Ward: Hopewell County: Bedford Archive Rollname: 316 Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 316. Source: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (in file)
  Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 Name: Martin McGraw Year: 1785 Town or Ward: Hopewell County: Bedford Archive Rollname: 316 Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 316. Source: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (in file)
  Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 Name: Martin McGraw Year: 1786 Town or Ward: Frankstown County: Bedford Archive Rollname: 316 Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 316. Source: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (in file)
  1773-1786 There was a Martin/Morton McGraw in Westmoreland County, PA 1786, 1787, 1788, and 1789
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  DNA Analysis of the line of Martin McGraw – b. ca 1760 VA Posted by: John G. McGrew (ID *****4925) Date: November 14, 2013 at 12:54:33 of 2049 Recently a McGrew surnamed descendent of Martin McGraw submitted a sample to the McGrew DNA Project. His results matched our Thomas McGrew line in 36 of 37 markers tested. For individuals with the same surname this degree of matching would suggest that they are definitely related.
  An examination of the posted results of the McGraw DNA Project shows no line with values that match these closely. There are none that would be considered even remotely related.
  Our Thomas McGrew line is North West Irish like the line of Robert and Isabella McGrew with whom they share a distant match. Could this McGraw/McGrew line be related to Thomas’ line?
  Martin was born about 1760 in Fayette Co. VA. Nothing certain is known about his parents. One posting on a genealogy board suggested he had a brother. A family tree on Ancestry.com said his father’s name was Samuel McGraw, and that Martin had a brother named Thomas, and that he was from PA. Martin and his wife Margaret had 7 sons. Apparently all but one line descended from those sons changed their name to McGrew. Based on my analysis of census data this primarily happened after the Civil War. These McGrew’s lived mostly in West Virginia and western Virginia.
  There are two different versions of the birth and ancestry of Thomas McGrew. One based on stories from his descendents say that he came to the Colonies from N. Ireland in the 1750’s with a brother and/or a cousin. He is thought to have lived in PA, MD, and/or VA before moving to Greenville SC where we first have reliable evidence about him. The other version of Thomas’ birth was given by him when he applied for his Revolutionary War pension when he was in his 90’s. He said he was born in PA, perhaps Chester Co, about 1732.
  There are enough similarities in the folk histories of Martin and Thomas to suggest that they could have been brothers, cousins, or uncle and nephew. There is, of course, no explanation for the difference in last name. Some of this confusion might go away if we knew why the McGraw’s changed their name to McGrew. What is certain, however, is that these 2 lines are related.
  John G. McGrew Administrator, McGrew DNA Project [email protected]
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  Could he have first been married to Elizabeth Ware?
  Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1700-1821 Name: Martin Magraw Marriage Date: 5 Dec 1774 Marriage Place: Pennsylvania Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Ware Source: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1700-1821 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011. Original data: Pennsylvania Marriage Records. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Archives Printed Series, 1876. Series 2, Series 6. (in file)
  Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 Name: Martin McGraw Year: 1775 Town or Ward: Hopewell County: Bedford Archive Rollname: 315 Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 315. Source: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (image in scrapbook)
  Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863 Name: Martin McGraw Residence Year: 1779 Residence Place: Hopewell, Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA Source: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Septennial Census Returns, 1779-1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA. (image in scrapbook)
  Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 Name: Martin McGrew Year: 1783 Town or Ward: Hopewell County: Bedford Archive Rollname: 316 Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 316. Source: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (image in scrapbook)
  Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 Name: Martin McGrew Year: 1788 Town or Ward: Wheatfield County: Westmoreland Archive Rollname: 342 Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 342. Source: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (image in scrapbook)
  Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 Name: Martin McGraw Year: 1789 Town or Ward: Wheatfield County: Westmoreland Archive Rollname: 342 Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 342. Source: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (image in scrapbook)
  Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798 Name: Martin McGraw County: Westmoreland Locality: Wheatland Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C.^ Source: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors. Original data: United States Direct Tax of 1798: Tax Lists for the State of Pennsylvania. M372, microfilm, 24 rolls. Records of the Internal Revenue Service, 1791-2006, Record Group 58. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. (image in scrapbook)


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