Monday, September 8, 2014

Crawfordsville's Graham Brothers, mid 1800s business

Graham Brothers store at the corner of Washington and Vernon
There were two Graham Brothers in business in Crawfordsville in the 19th century. Nathan and James Graham operated a dry goods and clothing business at the corner of Washington and Vernon (now Main Street).

According to the 1860 census, James owned $10,000 in real estate and $40,000 of personal estate, and by 1870 he owned $36,000 of real estate and $20,000 in personal estate.

Nathan Graham's son (Nathan L.) left this community at the age of 14 to travel with the Barnum and Bailey Circus. We don't know what became of him…

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