Alabama State Treasurer

Duncan Blue Graham

State Treasurer: 1860-1865


Duncan Blue Graham, State Treasurer, was born about 1814, in Fayetteville, N.C., and died March 30, 1866, in Montgomery; son of Dougal Baxter and Flora (Blue) Graham, the former a native of Cumberland County, N.C., married and settled in Robeson County, in 1816, moved with his family to Telfair County, Ga., where in 1818 Mrs. Graham died, in 1831 moved to Autauga County, where he died September 30, 1835; grandson of Archibald and Mary (Baxter) Graham, the former was born about 1735 in Argyleshire, the latter a native of Inverary, Scotland, who came to America about 1768, first settled in Cumberland County, afterwards moved to Richmond County, N.C., and of Duncan and Margaret (Graham) Blue, of Cumberland County, N.C., the former was born in Argyleshire in 1741, and died in 1828 in Cumberland County, married in 1775 and had three children, Daniel, Weill, and Flora; great-grandson of John and Elizabeth (Smiley) Graham, both emigrated from Argyleshire, Scotland , in 1766 and settled in Cumberland County, N.C., and of Malcolm and Sarah (Smith) Blue, both natives of Argyleshire, Scotland.


Duncan Blue Graham was well educated. He was especially adapted to methodical office work, and the official records indicate painstaking care. He was a cashier in the State branch bank at Montgomery, 1836 and 1837, register of land office, 1844-1848; clerk in the State Treasurer's office, 1856-1860; State Treasurer, 1860-1865; and offered for a third term after the war but was defeated by only one vote. He was a Democrat; and a Presbyterian.


Married: May 10, 1838, at Montgomery, to Susan Ann, daughter of John and Mary Elliott of Fayetteville, N.C. Children: 1. Emily Ann; 2. Alice, of Montogmery; 3. Sarah Isabel, m. Thomas Benton Martin; 4. infant; 5. Mamie Elliott, unm.; 6. William Duncan; 7. Florence Leonora, m. J. S. Northington, of Montgomery, 8. Fanny Cunningham, m. Charles A., son of Malcom A. Chisholm; 9. Lucy Ellen, d. in infancy; 10. Infant son; 11. Susan Oliver, m. John, son of Malcolm A. Chisolm; 12. Infant; 13. Malcolm Daniel. Last residence: Montgomery.


Owen, Thomas McAdory, History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Spartanburg: The Reprint Company Publishers, 1978 (1921), III, 687.