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Richard McGRAW
PLEASE NOTE:  this family group sheet is under construction.
Husband:  Richard McGRAW
Birth:  1799/1800, Ireland
Death:  Aug 1879, KS
Occupation:  farmer
Wife:  Grace WILSON
Birth:  ca. 1803/4, Ireland
Death:  1853, Ireland
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born in Ireland (data in braces are {year: age} from the censuses):
  1.  Hugh McGRAW, b. May 1828  {1880: 37; 1900: 72
  2.  Andrew McGRAW, b. 1829  {1870: 40; 1880: 50
  3.  Patrick "Pat" McGRAW, b. 1829/30  {1870: 40
  4.  William McGRAW, b. 1 Jul 1833  {1870: 34; 1880: 42
  5.  Henry McGRAW, b. 12 Dec 1835
  6.  Thomas McGRAW, b. 2 Dec 1836, co. Down, Ireland 
  7.  Elizabeth "Betty/Eliza" McGRAW, b. 1837  {1860: 23
  8.  Richard McGRAW, b. ca. 3 Feb 1840
  9.  James McGRAW, b. 28 Aug 1844 or 1839/40  {1880: 41
10.  Samuel McGRAW, b. 1842/3  {1870: 27}
11.  Margaret McGRAW, b. 1844/5  {1870: 25}

If these birthdates are from a family bible, then the census is more wrong than right.  If these birthdates are from tombstones, I'd give the census more weight as the more contemporary records. 

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; IRL; USA, US, United States, Kansas

Year Location Event
1799/1800 Ireland birth of Richard McGRAW
c1803/4   birth of Grace WILSON
    marriage of Richard McGRAW & Grace WILSON
1828 Ireland birth of son, Hugh
1829 Ireland birth of son, Andrew
1829/30 Ireland birth of son, Patrick
1833 Ireland birth of son, William
1835   birth of son, Henry
1836 Ireland: co. Down birth of son, Thomas
1837 Ireland birth of daughter, Elizabeth
1838/9 Ireland  birth of son, James
1840   birth of son, Richard
1842/3 Ireland birth of son, Samuel
1844/5 Ireland birth of daughter, Margaret
c1844/5   death of Grace (WILSON) McGRAW
1850 Fed Census   not found
1852   son, Andrew, said to have made crossing
1853/4 Indiana birth of granddaughter, Mary, d/o Thomas
1854 Congress passes Bill creating Nebraska and Kansas Territories, opens land to settlement
1855 Kansas Territory: Leavenworth Co. formed as original county
1857/8 Iowa birth of granddaughter, Mary, d/o Andrew
1858   son, Hugh, said to have made crossing
1859 Kansas Territory: Wyandotte Co. formed from Leavenworth and Johnson Cos.
1859 State Census KT: Leavenworth Co.: Stranger Twp. son, Patrick McGRAW, head-of-household
1860 Fed Census    
1861 Kansas achieves statehood
1865 State Census KS: Leavenworth Co.: Kickapoo Twp. Richd McGRAW
1870 Fed Census KS: Leavenworth Co.: Kickapoo Twp. Richard McGRAW, head-of-household
1879   Richard McGRAW deceased


1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Richard MCGRAW
Birth: 1801, , Ireland
Spouse: Grace WILSON
Source: none given
Richard MCGRAW
Spouse: Grace WILSON
Marriage: Abt. 1820, <>, Cork, Ireland
Source: none given

2a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1860 (Broderbund CD-318):  not found.

2b.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com):  I checked every line of every page of the Stranger Twp., Leavenworth Co., KS, 1860 Census, and didn't find one single McGRAW.

3.  Rita Benge, ed. 1996.  The 1865 Agricultural Census of Leavenworth County, Kansas.  Leavenworth County Genealogical Society, Leavenworth, KS (online at Ancestry.com):
McGraw Richd Steuben (Kickapoo) p. 20
McGraw P Leavenworth-Ward 2 p. 17
McGraw Pat Fort Leavenworth p.  1
Who is P. McGRAW?

4.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #243 of 853):  Kickapoo P.O., Kickapoo Twp., Leavenworth Co., KS, p. 250A, PN 25, enumerated 24 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1870:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 19
194 191 McGraw Richard 70 M W Farmer 3000 1500 Ireland / / /
    ______ William 34 M W Farmer     Ireland / / /
    ______ Samuel 27 M W Farmer     Ireland / / /
    ______ Margaret 25 F W Keeping house     Ireland / /  
    ______ Mary  3 F W       Kansas / /  
    Hensley William 21 M W Laborer     North Carolina     /
Mary is surely a grandchild, but whose daughter is she?  (The John McGRAW on p. 265 was æ 25, unmarried, and born in MA.)

5.  Messages on the McGraw Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com).

6.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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