Mrs J. A. Graham nee Whitmore migrated with her parents, John (31, b. 1820), an agricultural labourer, and Elizabeth (37), and William (2). Mrs Graham is either Mary (13) or Elizabeth (5).
John and Elizabeth Whitmore claimed that a child of theirs, born on January 22, 1851, in a sod hut at Lyttelton, was the first Pakeha child born in the colony. It seems the family settled in Richmond soon after arriving − Whitmore Street is named after John Whitmore. In 1900, Mrs J. A. Graham was living in Sumner.
According to sources, this is Elizabeth Graham nee Whitmore. Elizabeth married James Austin Graham in 1862.1