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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 1271-1272 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

Charles C. Graham, of Johnstown, New York, was for many years a traveling salesman, and a prominent business man of that city. He was of a genial, lovable nature and made a host of friends. He retired from active business life a few years before his death. He was successful in his business affairs, and accumulated a substantial property. He married Helen Van Der Veer Stewart, daughter of Daniel and Lucinda (Kennedy) Stewart, of Johnstown.

(II) Daniel Stewart, only living child of Charles C. and Helen Van Der Veer (Stewart) Graham, was born in Johnstown, New York, July 3, 1887. He was educated in the common and high schools of Johnstown, the Classical School of Syracuse and Syracuse University. After completing his studies he returned to Johnstown, where he has since been engaged in the manufacture of gloves. He is treasurer of the Bernard Glove Company of Johnstown, makers of a high grade of men's, women's and children's gloves. Mr. Graham is a member of the Masonic order, belonging to both York and Scottish Rite; member of St. Patrick's Lodge, No. 4, Free and Accepted Masons; Johnstown Chapter, No. 78, Royal Arch Masons; Johnstown Council, No. 72, Royal and Select Masters; Holy Cross Commandery, No. 51, Knights Templar; Albany Consistory, Supreme Princes of the Royal Secret; Cypress [i.e., Cyprus] Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. His college fraternity is Beta Theta Pi. He is a member of the Presbyterian church, and of the Lotus and Colonial clubs of Johnstown. He married Marguerite Rogers Cone, of New York City, daughter of Spencer H. and Emma L. (Rogers) Cone, granddaughter of Spencer Wallace and Margaret (Terry) Cone, great-granddaughter of Spencer Houghton and Sally Wallace (Merrill) Cone, and great-great-granddaughter of Conant and Alice (Houghton) Cone. Conant Cone was a soldier of the revolution, enlisting February 16, 1777 for three years in Captain Eliphalet Holmes company, Colonel Jedediah Huntington's regiment, Connecticut Line; was in battle of Monmouth; wintered at Valley Forge, participated in battle of Germantown; discharged February 16, 1780; removed to Princeton, New Jersey where his children were born. He was a son of Joseph and Martha (Spencer) Cone. Joseph Cone, born November 2, 1735, died at sea in a naval engagement in 1779 during the revolutionary war. He was a son of Joseph and Mary (Smith) Cone, of East Haddam, Connecticut, grandson of Deacon Daniel and Mary (Gates) Cone, of East Haddam, and great-grandson of Daniel Cone, the emigrant ancestor, who is first of record, March 2, 1657. Married, previous to 1662, Mehitable, fourth daughter of Jared and Alice Spencer, then of Hartford, Connecticut. In 1692, Daniel Cone married Rebecca, widow of Richard Wakely, of Haddam. He died in Haddam, October 24, 1706, aged eighty years. He had nine children. Spencer H. Cone, of New York City, father of Marguerite Rogers (Cone) Graham, has children:

  1. Spencer H., married Beatrice Calvert; child, Spencer Calvert;
  2. Mabel, married Charles M. Dally;
  3. R. Mortimer, married Elizabeth Seymour;
  4. Walter Rogers;
  5. Marguerite Rogers, married Daniel S. Graham.

Helen Van Der Veer (Stewart) Graham was a daughter of Daniel Stewart and granddaughter of Peter Stewart, born in Scotland, from which country he emigrated, settling in Johnstown early in the nineteenth century. He had brothers, who also settled in Fulton county. He was an energetic, industrious mechanic and farmer. Daniel Stewart was born in Fulton county, New York, November 7, 1810, died in 1871. He was educated in the public schools, and learned the trade of carpenter, which he followed for a time in early life. He later established a wholesale and retail grocery business in Johnstown, which he successfully conducted for thirty years. He was a careful, energetic business man, of strictest integrity and high honor. He inherited the physical characteristics of his ancestors; he was more than six feet tall, with straight commanding figure. He took an active interest in politics and was an influential member of the Whig and later of the Republican party. He believed in the principles of his party, and spared no labor to insure its success at the polls. He served his county as under sheriff and the state as loan commissioner. In a campaign for sheriff he was defeated by one vote. He was an active member of the Presbyterian church, toward which he displayed his liberal nature as he did towards schools and public institutions of philanthropy and charity. He married, September 14, 1842, Lucinda Kennedy, of West Galway, Fulton county, New York. Children:

  1. Olive, married William E. Wooster;
  2. Jennie Elizabeth, died December 9, 1909;
  3. Carrie C., married Frank D. Oliver;
  4. Helen Van Der Veer, married Charles C. Graham.

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