CS Con ★★★ Graham, Malcolm Daniel - C.S. Congressman, TX

Malcolm Daniel Graham


Born: July 6, 1827

Birthplace: Autauga County, Alabama

Father: John Graham 1793 – 1865
(Buried: Graham – Hall Cemetery, Henderson, Texas)​

Mother: Jeanette Smith 1798 – 1850

1st Wife:
Amelia Cunningham Ready 1831 – 1859
(Buried: Graham – Hall Cemetery, Henderson, Texas)​

2nd Wife: Sarah Cornelia Bethea 1835 – 1905
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama)​


Edward A. Graham 1852 – 1904​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama)​
Jeanette Graham 1855 – Unknown​
(Buried: Graham – Hall Cemetery, Henderson, Texas)
Eliza Hall Graham 1857 – Unknown​
(Buried: Graham – Hall Cemetery, Henderson, Texas)​
Mary Palmer Graham Phelan 1857 – 1907​
(Buried: Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia)​
Malcolm Amelionis Graham 1859 – 1926​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Prattville, Alabama)​
Effie Graham Crittenden 1869 – 1938​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama)​

Political Party: Democratic Party


Attended Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Wetumpka, Alabama​
1853: Clerk of the Alabama State House of Representative​
1854: Left Alabama and moved to Texas settling in Henderson​
1857 – 1859: Texas State Senator​
1859 – 1861: Texas State Attorney General​
1860: John C. Breckinridge Presidential Elector from Texas​

Civil War Career:

1861: Delegate to Texas State Secession Convention​
1861: Raised a regiment at the start of the war​
His campaign for Congress was conducted by his friends.​
1862 – 1864: Confederate States Congressman from Texas​
1862 – 1864: Member of House Ways and Means Committee​
His only proposal was an unsuccessful attempt to exempt from military service all men on the Texas frontier.​
He disliked most taxes and condemned high hand use of martial law​
Supported an aggressive action on the part of Congress and President​
1863: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to Confederate Congress.​
1864: Colonel and Judge of Military Court Trans Mississippi​
1864: Captured at Natchez, Mississippi crossing Mississippi River​
1864 – 1865: Prisoner of war held at Johnson’s Island Union Prison​
1865: Reappointed Colonel and Chief Judge of Military Court of the Texas Army Corps in Trans Mississippi Department.​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Montgomery, Alabama​
Leader against the Radical Reconstruction Policies in Alabama​
Chairman of the Conservative Democratic Party​
1877: Declined Consideration for office of Governor of Alabama​

Died: October 8, 1878

Place of Death: Montgomery, Alabama

Age at time of Death: 51 years old

Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama
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