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date: 09 December 2019

Graham, Sylvesterlocked

(05 July 1794–11 September 1851)
  • Thomas Winter

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Graham, Sylvester (05 July 1794–11 September 1851), reformer and author, was born in West Suffield, Connecticut, the son of John Graham, a clergyman, and Ruth (maiden name unknown). After his father died when Sylvester was still very young, his mother, who apparently suffered from mental problems, had to let others raise her children. At age three he had to live with a neighbor; when he was five he lived with a local tavern keeper and at age six with a neighboring farmer....

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