Rev. 1 Feb. 2016, Gen. 22

 

DESCENDANTS OF JAMES GRAVES AND MELVINA ------

OF CASWELL CO., NC

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

James (“Jim”) Graves (1) was born about 1817-1820[1] in NC, and died after 1880.  He married Melvina (or Malvina or Melviny or Vina) ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born into slavery in July 1816[2] in NC, and died in 1910 or 1913[3].  They were in the 1870 and 1880 censuses for Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC.  She was in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Stony Creek Twp., Caswell Co., NC, as a widow, living with her daughter Ella.  In 1910 she said that 3 of her 14 children were still living.  Only 9 children are listed below.  Another son may have been Alfred (b.c. 1846), since he and his wife Emma lived next to Orange and Gabriel in 1880.  All their children were born in Caswell Co., NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+2.   Orange Graves, b.c. 1834, m(1) Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Nancy ‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1895, d. aft. 1900.

+3.   Gabriel Graves, b.c. 1841, m(1) Edith Carr, m(2) Mildred Brown, 11 Dec. 1876, d. aft. 1880.

    4.  Pledge Graves

    5.  George Graves, b.c. 1849.

+6.   Ella Graves, b. Jan. 1852, m. Joe Marshall Vincent, c. 1890.

+7.   Madison Graves, b.c. 1855, m. Amanda Willis, 2 Oct. 1875, d. aft. 1880.

    8.  Hattie Graves

    9.  Ann Graves, b.c. 1859.

    10.   Calvin Graves, b.c. 1862; may be the same Calvin Graves listed as James and Melvina’s grandson in 1880.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES GRAVES (1) AND MELVINA ------

Orange Graves (2) was born about 1834 (or Jan. 1837 according to the 1900 census) in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC, and died after 1900; he may have been called Oren.  He first married Sarah Stictom[4].  She was born about 1845 in NC, and died after 1880.  They were in the 1870 and 1880 censuses for Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC.  All their children were born in NC.  He was a farmer.  He married second Nancy ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1895.  She was born in Feb. 1866 in NC.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Morehead, Guilford Co., NC.

Children - Graves

    11.   William (“Billie”) Graves, b.c. 1860.

    12.   Walter Graves, b.c. 1864.

    13.   Eleanora (“Nora”) Graves, b.c. 1866. m. Pinkey Hodnett.  Two children.

+14.   Orange Graves, Jr., b.c. 1868, m. Florence Harris, 25 Dec. 1895, d. 28 March 1914.

+15.   Pinkney Graves, b. 15 Aug. 1873, m. Lula Ogburn, 1898, d. 6 Sept. 1932.

    16.   Benjamin Graves, b.c. 1876.

 

Gabriel Graves (3) was born about 1841 in NC.  He first married Edith Carr.  She was born about 1845 in NC.  He married second Mildred (“Milly”) Brown, daughter of unknown father and Mary Ann Lea, on 11 Dec. 1876 in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC[5].  She was born about 1854 in NC.  He owned two farms, Gabe Place and Malone Place.  He was in the 1870 census for Yanceyville, NC, with his first wife.  He was in the 1880 census for Yanceyville, NC, with his second wife.  It seems possible that some of the children (perhaps Willie and Joseph) might have been by a previous marriage of his second wife.  All his children were born in Caswell Co., NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Edith Carr

    17.   Zeta Graves

    18.   Mary (“Mollie”) Graves, b.c. 1864.

    19.   Hattie (or Pattie) Graves, b.c. 1866.

+20.   Maggie Elizabeth Graves, b. 22 Dec. 1867, m. William Marshall Graves, d. 1950.

    21.   Thomas Gabriel Graves, b.c. 1871, m. Sallie Bigelow, 3 June 1894 (Yanceyville, NC).  Sallie, b.c. 1873, was the daughter of Monroe Bigelow and Nellie Bigelow.

Children - Graves, by Mildred Brown

    22.   Willie Graves, b.c. 1870.

    23.   Joseph Graves, b.c. 1873.

    24.   Lula Graves, b.c. 1874.

    25.   George Graves, b.c. 1875.

    26.   Mary Graves, b. 24 Dec. 1876, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Evans, d. 16 May 1950 (Yanceyville, NC).  Bur. Providence Church Cem. (Yanceyville, NC).

    27.   Martha Graves, b.c. 1878.

+28.   Fannie Graves, b. 13 June 1883, m. Major B. Poteat, c. 1900, d. 16 Aug. 1957.

+29.   Johnny Graves, b. 6 Oct. 1886, m. Coralizia Cole, c. 1915, d. Jan. 1969.

    30.   Dora Graves

 

Ella Graves (6) was born in Jan. 1852 in NC, died 17 June 1934 in Stony Creek Twp., Caswell Co., NC, and was buried in Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem., Caswell Co., NC[6].  She and her Willis children were recorded on the 1880 census in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC living with her parents.  Her son’s death certificate listed his father as Bonnie Willis.  She married Joe Marshall Vincent about 1890.  He was born 25 Nov. 1838 in NC, and died 12 May 1934 in Stony Creek Twp.  They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Stony Creek Twp., NC.  He was a farmer.  All of their 3 children were still living in 1910, but only one was still living at home.

Children - Junius

    31.   Junius Willis, b.c. 1875, m. Hattie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1898, d. 1 Dec. 1925.  Bur. Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem.

    32.   Sarah Willis, b.c. 1879.

Children - Vincent

    33.   Lola Vincent, b. Feb. 1890.

    34.   Lalar B. Vincent, b.c. 1897.

    35.   child

 

Madison Graves (7) was born about 1855 in NC, and died after 1880.  He married Amanda Willis on 2 Oct. 1875 in Caswell Co., NC.  She was born about 1858 in NC.  They were in the 1880 census for Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC.

Children - Graves

    36.   Dilcie (or Dilcy) F. Graves, b.c. 1877, m. Virgil Slade, 7 Feb. 1897 (Caswell Co., NC), d. by 1910.  He was b.c. 1876, son of Virgil Slade and Bettie Slade.  Two sons.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF ORANGE GRAVES (2) AND SARAH ------

Orange (“Oren”) Graves, Jr. (14) was born in Sept. 1869 in Caswell Co., NC, died 28 March 1914 in Gilmer, Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC, and was buried in Union Cem., Greensboro, NC[7].  He married Florence Harris, daughter of Logan Harris and Patsy Harris, on 25 Dec. 1895 in Caswell Co., NC[8].  She was born about 1879 in VA.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Greensboro, NC.  They were in the 1910 census for 606 Gilmer Alley, Greensboro, Ward 2, Guilford Co., NC., with his nephew, John Harrison, living with them.  In 1910, he was a laborer and she was a laundress.  All their children were born in NC.

Children - Graves

    37.   Marion Butler Graves, b. 2 Nov. 1896. m. Anna Gertrude ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 11 April 1961 (Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA).

    38.   Bennie Graves (daughter), b.c. 1903.

    39.   Mary E. Graves, b.c. 1906.

 

Pinkney Graves (15) was born 15 Aug. 1873 in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC, and died 6 Sept. 1932 in Philadelphia, PA[9].  He married Lula Ogburn, daughter of George Ogburn and Susie Winchester, both of Guilford Co., NC, in 1898 in Philadelphia, PA[10].  She was born 24 Feb. 1877 in NC, and died 24 Aug. 1932 in Germantown Hospital. Philadelphia, PA[11].  They were buried in Eden Cem.  They were in the 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 censuses for Philadelphia, PA, living at 3633 North Sydenham St. in 1900, 3619 North Smedley St. in 1910 and 1920, and at 3972 Germantown Ave. in 1930.  A niece, Lula Minor, 23, was living with them in 1920.  He was a laborer in 1900, and after that a foreman for the street railway (later called the rapid transit company).  Lula was a restaurant overseer in 1930.  All their children were born in PA.

Children - Graves

    40.   child, b.c. 1896, d. by 1900.

    41.   William H. Graves, b. 30 March 1897, d. 28 March 1990 (PA).

    42.   child, b.c. 1901.

+43.   James O. Graves, b. 21 June 1903, m. Kathryn Holt, c. 1928, d. Nov. 1974.

    44.   Helen Graves, b. 24 Jan. 1906, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Gatling, d. March 1975 (PA).  She was a music teacher in 1930.

    45.   Eleanore (or Elenora) Graves, b.c. Jan. 1910.

    46.   Benjamin Graves, b.c. 1912.

    47.   Pinkney Graves, b.c. 1914.

    48.   Ruth Graves, b.c. March 1920.

 

CHILDREN OF GABRIEL GRAVES (3)

Maggie Elizabeth Graves (20) was born 22 Dec. 1867 in Caswell Co., NC, and died 21 Oct. 1952 in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC[12].  She married William Marshall Graves, son of Bural Graves and Henrietta ‑‑‑‑‑‑, about 1888.  (See genealogy 455 for more information about that family.)  He was born 4 March 1865 in NC, and died 12 March 1941.  They were buried in Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem., Anderson, Caswell Co., NC.  He believed in a father-dominated family with the wife and daughters being subservient.  The sons provided the labor for their father's farm operation and later became business partners in his sawmill operation.  The strong religious influence in the family may have led two of the sons, Gabriel and Henry, to become ministers.  They both were active in leadership roles in Graves Chapel Baptist Church, as was their father Marshall.  They were in the 1900 census for Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC.  They were in the 1920 census for Anderson Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  All their children were born in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC.  They were in the 1930 and 1940 censuses for Anderson Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in Caswell Co., NC.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+49.   William Albert Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1888, m. Hannah Glendora Watkins, d. 17 Aug. 1932.

+50.   Gabriel Parker Graves, b. 5 Sept. 1890, m. Genevieve Brown, 26 Dec. 1920, d.16 May 1993.

    51.   Edith Henrietta Graves, b. July 1892, m. Eddie T. Graves, d. 13 April 1924 (Yanceyville, NC).  Bur. Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem.  See Genealogy 67 for more information.

+52.   Johnnie Pleasant Graves, b. 30 June 1894, m. Bessie Elizabeth Watlington, 2 Jan. 1919, d. 5 May 1976.

+53.   Henry Thomas Graves, b. 4 May 1896, m(1) Lucille Watkins, 19 Jan. 1919, m(2) Annie Wilson Watlington, 10 Jan. 1924, d. 24 Aug. 1986.

+54.   George Abriel Graves, b. May 1898, m. Mary E. Allen, d. 11 March 1940.

+55.   Burley (or Burlie) Owen Graves, b. 15 Sept. 1900, m. Mary F. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1920, d. 19 Sept. 1971.

    56.   Joseph Ezra Graves, b. 12 Nov. 1902, d. 28 May 1919 (Burlington, NC).

    57.   Hattie Lou Graves, b. 22 Jan. 1904, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Sellars, d. 7 Feb. 2002 (Burlington, NC).

    58.   Mary Magaline Graves, b. 16 June 1906, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Sellars, d. 18 Feb. 1997 (Sanford, NC).

    59.   Fannie Graves, b. 16 Jan. 1909, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Gregory, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Brown, d. 10 Feb. 1998 (Burlington, NC).

    60.   Samuel Vincent Graves, b. 18 Nov. 1911, d. Oct. 1976 (Caswell Co., NC).

 

Fannie Graves (28) was born on 13 June 1883 in Caswell Co., NC, died 16 Aug. 1957, and was buried in High Rock Church Cem., Caswell Co., NC[13].  She married Major Poteat, son of Rufus Poteat and Martha A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, about 1900.  He was born 12 Aug. 1874 in NC, died 9 April 1952, and was also buried in High Rock Church Cem.  They were recorded with his parents on the 1900 census in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC.  They were also recorded on the 1910-1940 censuses in Yanceyville; their children were born in NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Poteat

    61.   John Henry Poteat, b.c. 1901.

    62.   Maude (or Martha) Poteat, b.c. 1902.

    63.   William L. Poteat, b.c. 1905.

    64.   Mary L. Poteat, b.c. 1908.

    65.   Jimmie L. Poteat, b. 6 March 1911, d. 16 May 1991.  Dates are from the SSDI; last residence was Washington, DC.

    66.   Dora Bell Poteat, b. 18 April 1913, never married, d. 8 Sept. 1960 (Yanceyville, NC).  Bur. High Rock Cem.

    67.   Cora L. Poteat, b.c. 1916.

    68.   Gabriel Major Poteat, b. 3 Dec. 1919 (NC).

    69.   Fannie Lou Poteat, b. 18 March 1921 (NC).

 

John J. Graves (29) was born 6 Oct. 1886 (or 1892[14]) in NC, and died in Jan. 1969 according to the SSDI; his last residence was Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ.  He married Coralizia Cole, daughter of Roland Cole and Emma ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born in May 1895 in NJ, and died after 1940.  He acquired all the schooling he could get in Caswell Co., NC, and graduated from Shaw University in Raleigh, NC around 1904-1905.  He taught school in NC for a while and later migrated to NJ where he also taught.  All three of his children graduated from Shaw University, and his daughter taught in Caswell Co. for a while before returning to New Jersey.  For the rest of his life Johnny donated at least $100 per year to Shaw Univ.  This family was recorded on the 1920-1940 censuses in Jersey City, NJ; their children were born in NJ.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

    70.   Lewis Van Dorn Graves, b. 8 Aug. 1915, d. 23 Sept. 1988.  Dates are from the SSDI.

    71.   Lena V. Graves, b.c. 1917, d. aft. 1940.  Was a teacher in Caswell Co., NC in 1940.

    72.   Francis L. Graves, b. 6 April 1922, d. 19 Aug. 1981.  Dates are from the SSDI.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF PINKNEY GRAVES (15) AND LULA OGBURN

James O. Graves (43) was born 21 June 1903 in PA, and died in Nov. 1974 according to the SSDI.  He married Kathryn (“Katie”) Holt, daughter of Beryl Glass and Harriet Johnson, about 1928.  She was born 27 March 1909 in Halifax Co., VA, died 23 July l960 in Philadelphia, PA, and was buried in Rolling Green Cem., West Chester, Chester Co., PA[15].  They were in the 1930 census for Philadelphia, PA, living next to his parents.  He was a porter for the transit company in 1930.  They were also recorded on the 1940 census in Philadelphia; their children were born in PA.

Children - Graves

    73.   James O. Graves, Jr., b.c. 1928.

    74.   Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1929.

    75.   Lessley Graves, b.c. 1931.

 

CHILDREN OF MAGGIE E. GRAVES (20) AND WILLIAM M. GRAVES

William Albert Graves (49) was born 3 Dec. 1888 in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC, died 17 Aug. 1932 in Caswell Co., NC, and was buried in Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem., Anderson, Caswell Co., NC.  He married Hannah Glendora Watkins, daughter of Grant Watkins and Caroline ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born 5 July 1900 in NC, and died 16 Feb. 1982 in Burlington, NC.  They were in the 1920 census for Anderson Twp., Caswell Co., NC, living next to his parents.  They were in the 1930 census for Yanceyville Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  All their children were born in Yanceyville, NC.  After he died, she married second King David Poole.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+76.   William Granderson Graves, b. 31 Oct. 1919, m. Mae Wilma Watlington, d. 21 July 2008.

    77.   Virgil Nathaniel Graves, b. 26 May 1921 (Yanceyville, NC).

    78.   Virginia Adell Graves, b. 29 Dec. 1922, m. Wyatt Victor Gentry, d. 23 Feb. 2012.  He was b. 6 Aug. 1915 (NC), son of John Gentry and Laura Gwynn, and d. 18 March 1971 (Blanch, Caswell Co., NC).  Both bur. Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem.

    79.   Ernest Julius Graves, b. 17 July 1926, d. 14 Jan. 1980 (Caswell Co., NC).

    80.   Albert Glenn Eddie Graves, b. 29 April 1929.

    81.   Gennie Louis Graves, b. 27 July 1932.

 

Gabriel Parker Graves (50) was born 5 Sept. 1890 in Yanceyville Twp., Caswell Co., NC, and died 16 May 1993 in Burlington, Alamance Co., NC.  He married Genevieve (“Jennie”) Brown, daughter of Lewis Brown and Dora Gwynn, on 26 Dec. 1920 in Stony Creek, Caswell Co., NC[16].  She was born 10 April 1901 in NC, and died 14 Feb. 1986.  They were buried in Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem., Anderson, Caswell Co., NC.  They were in the 1930 census for Anderson Twp., Caswell Co., NC, when he was listed as Able and she was called Genevieve.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

    82.   James Parker Graves, b. 8 Sept. 1921, m. Mattie Sue Wimple, 9 July 1942 (Dan River, Caswell Co., NC), d. 10 Dec. 1991.  Bur. Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem.

    83.   James Lewis Graves, b. 18 Jan. 1922, d. 30 March 1928 (Caswell Co., NC).  Bur. Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem. (Anderson, Caswell Co., NC).

    84.   William Preston Graves, b. 5 Dec. 1922, d. 2 Jan. 2005.

    85.   Jasper Thomas Graves, b. 6 Dec. 1924, d. 22 March 2004.

    86.   Jennie Arclesia Graves, b. 15 March 1926, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Neely, d. 15 Dec. 1993.

    87.   Dora Elizabeth Graves, b. 24 June 1927, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Mosby, d. Dec. 1982.

    88.   Fred David Graves, b. 23 May 1928.  Living in Glen Burnie, MD.

    89.   Fannie Dorothy Graves, b. 7 Nov. 1930, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Strayborn.  Living in Danville, VA.

    90.   Houston Owen Graves, b. 17 April 1934; living in Burlington, NC.

    91.   Aaron Roosevelt Graves, b. 20 June 1935; living in OH.

    92.   Verna Yvonne Graves, b. 6 May 1937, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Town.  Living in Yanceyville, NC.

    93.   Lally Mae Graves (twin), b. 15 Sept. 1938, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Bigelow.  Living in Washington, DC.

    94.   Lottie Belle Graves (twin), b. 15 Sept. 1938, d. before 12 Sept. 2004.

+95.   Lorene Graves, b. 26 Dec. 1939, m. James Alvin Allen, d. 12 Sept. 2004.

    96.   Mattie Malloy Graves, b. 19 May 1941, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Bigelow.  Living in Mt. Vernon, NY.

    97.   Elijah Graves, b. 30 Aug. 1942; living in OH.

    98.   Rebecca Graves, b. 29 Jan. 1944, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Saunders.  Living in Yanceyville, NC.

 

Johnnie Pleasant Graves (52) was born 30 June 1894 in NC, and died 5 May 1976 in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC.  He married Bessie Elizabeth Watlington on 2 Jan. 1919 in Stony Creek, Caswell Co., NC[17].  She was born 8 Aug. 1899 in NC, and died 17 Jan. 1978.  They were buried in Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem., Anderson, Caswell Co., NC.  They were in the 1930 census for Anderson Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC.

Children - Graves

    99.   George Graves, b.c. 1920.

    100.    Mary Izola Graves, b. 26 Sept. 1922.

    101.    Infant daughter, b. and d. 27 May 1926.  Bur. Graves Chapel Bapt. Church Cem.

    102.    Linwood Pleasant Graves, b. 16 July 1928.

 

Henry Thomas Graves (53) was born 4 May 1896 in Caswell Co., NC, and died 24 Aug. 1986 in VA[18].  He first married Lucille Watkins on 19 Jan. 1919.  She died 12 May 1922.  He married second Annie Wilson Watlington, daughter of George Watlington and Fannie Totten, on 10 Jan. 1924 in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC[19].  She was born 6 June 1904 in NC, and died 15 July 1990 in Danville, VA.  He was licensed to preach in 1924 and ordained in 1933.  He preached regularly at Sellars School in the early days of his ministry.  He began to pastor the Olive Grove Baptist Church in 1948.  This family was recorded on the 1930 and 1940 censuses in Anderson, Caswell Co., NC; their children were born in NC.  Henry and Annie were buried in Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem., Anderson, NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Lucille Watkins

    103.    Hattie Mae Sue Graves, b. 1920, d. 1920 at age 4 months.

Children - Graves, by Annie Watlington

    104.    Lusterene Graves, b. 23 June 1924, m. Bennie Rogers, d. 22 Nov. 1999 (Caswell Co., NC).  She attended Winston-Salem State Univ.

    105.    Annie Mae Graves, b. 4 Oct. 1925, d. 15 March 1926 (Caswell Co., NC).

+106.    Thomas Lorinzer Graves, b. 22 Feb. 1927, m. Shirley Jefferies, d. 3 Oct. 1985.

+107.    Adolphas Lee Graves, b. 12 March 1929, m. Ollie Wimple, d. 12 July 1994.

+108.    Onzer Aaron Graves, b. 29 March 1931, m. Gladys Wimple, d. 6 June 1958.

    109.    Roy Madison Graves, b. 11 April 1933, d. 22 Feb. 1995 (Washington, DC).

    110.    Ocie Louise Graves, b. 2 Sept. 1935, m. James Bigelow.

    111.    Viola Marie Graves, b.c. 1937, m. James Pruitt, d. Feb. 1969.  She worked as a beautician for the Dept. of Navy, U.S. Govt.  1 daughter.

    112.    Ethel Delois Graves, b. 3 July 1939, m. Roy Fuller.   He received a BA from Bennett College, a Master from Howard Univ., and supervised children's services and social workers in Caswell Co., NC.  2 children.

    113.    Gladys Wythene Graves, b. 29 Sept. 1941, m. James Blackman.

    114.    Kenneth Matthew Graves, b. 8 June 1945, m. Virginia Lea Garland, 28 June 1980 (Caswell Co., NC).

 

George Abriel Graves (54) was born in May 1898 in NC, died 11 March 1940 in Durham, Durham Co., NC[20], and was buried in Caswell Co., NC.  He married Mary E. Allen, daughter of Charles Allen and Carrie Lipscomb.  She was born about 1901 in Caswell Co., NC, died 18 Dec. 1923 in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC, and was buried in River Zion Baptist Church Cem., Blanch, Caswell Co., NC[21].  They were in the 1920 census for Anderson Twp., Caswell Co., NC, when his sister, Mary L., 12, and his sister-in-law, Mary F., 18, was living with them.  He was a farmer.

Children - Graves

    115.    Maggie A. Graves, b. 20 Nov. 1919 (NC).

 

Burley (or Burlie) Owen Graves (55) was born 15 Sept. 1900 in NC, and died 19 Sept. 1971 in Chapel Hill, NC.  He married Mary F. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1920.  She was born about 1902 in NC.  They were in the 1930 census for Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC, when his cousin, Charlie Brown, 21, was living with them.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC.

Children - Graves

    116.    Joseph Graves, b.c. 1921.

    117.    Laurer (or Lemer) Graves, b.c. 1923.

    118.    Ruthie Graves, b.c. 1925.

    119.    Hazel Graves, b.c. 1927.

    120.    Claudie Graves, b.c. 1928.

 

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[1] The 1870 census gives his age as 53 (b.c. 1817) and the 1880 census gives it as 60 (b.c. 1820).

[2] R‑1 said she was born about 1800, and R‑2 said she was born in 1797.  However, the 1870 census gives her age as 50 (b.c. 1820), the 1880 census gives her age as 63 (b.c. 1817), and the 1900 census says she was born in July 1816.

[3] She was said to have died at 113 years of age.  However, if the census records are correct, she was probably 93-96 when she died.

[4] She was listed on son Pinkney’s death certificate.

[5] North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, Caswell, Marriage Licenses (1808-1995), as posted on Ancestry.com.  His parents’ names were recorded as Benjamin Gregory (deceased) and Malvina Graves (living).

[6] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 279, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[7] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, 105 416, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[8] North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[9] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963, certificate 79370/17712, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[10] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[11] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963, certificate 71616/17053, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[12] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, 23665, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[13] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, as posted on Ancestry.com.  Her mother’s name was recorded on her death certificate as Millie Lea.

[14] On his World War I Draft Registration Card filed in Jersey City, NJ, his date of birth was recorded as 6 Oct. 1886; the SSDI showed 6 Oct. 1892.

[15] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963, certificate 68833/14682, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[16]North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979,” as posted on familysearch.org.

[17]North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979,” as posted on familysearch.org.

[18] North Carolina, Death Collection, 1908-2004, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[19] North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979,” as posted on familysearch.org.

[20] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976, certificate 103, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[21] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976, certificate 205, as posted on Ancestry.com