This article about early Stow Township pioneer John Graham was abstracted from the January 1 January 8, 1937 issues of The Stow Community Church News (Vol. IV).
John Graham was born in Paisley, Scotland in 1776. He left for the United States in 1804 and came to Ohio in 1806 or 1808. Graham had been a weaver by trade, and worked at a Hudson distillery until his marriage to Margaret Stewart in 1814.
He is linked with early industry in Munroe Falls. In 1816, he purchased a piece of land along the north side of the Cuyahoga River where he built a log home and, shortly thereafter, a distillery. A sluice on his property provided power to power this operation.
Graham Road is named after the Graham family.