Rev. 28 27 Oct. 2015, Gen. 32

 

DESCENDANTS OF CAMPBELL GRAVES OF VA AND GILES CO., TN

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Campbell Graves (1) was born about 1801 in VA, and died about 30 July 1865 in Limestone Co., AL.  He was not listed in the 1820 census, but he was in the 1830, 1840, and 1850 censuses in Giles Co., TN and the 1860 census in Limestone Co., AL.  It is suspected that Campbell Graves and John Mims Graves are related, perhaps brothers, but no proof has been found (see genealogy 82).  The facts that John Mims Graves' mother was a Campbell, Ann Campbell's grandmother was a Crockett, and Campbell Graves had a son named Crockett all give support to the idea of Campbell and John Mims Graves being brothers.  It is likely that Campbell Graves was a son of John Graves and Ann Campbell (gen. 82).

The 1850 census showed Campbell Graves born about 1801 in VA.  There was no wife listed with the family at this time, but children John (#6) through Edwin A. (#12) were listed as still at home.  Based on this information, it appears his wife died between 1846 and 1850.  All his children were born in Giles Co., TN.

The name of his first wife is unknown.  He married second Mary (“Polly”) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ after 9 Nov. 1850, the date of the 1850 census.  She was born about 1811 in TN, and died after 1870.  This family was recorded on the 1860 census in Limestone Co., AL.  Polly and her children Ralph and Mary were recorded on the 1870 census in Limestone Co., AL; her children were born in TN.

It seems possible that Campbell Graves was descended from Capt. Thomas Graves (genealogy 169), 1608 settler in Jamestown, VA, through the part of that family that moved from VA to Granville Co., NC, some of whom moved to Giles Co., TN.  In addition to living in the same places, the name Ralph Graves is common in the Granville Co. line.

According to R‑1, Campbell was a preacher in Athens, Limestone Co., AL.  He and Mary sold two lots of land to the Central Southern Railroad Company on 3 June 1859 according to the Giles Co. TN Deed Book Y, p. 576.  At the end of the Civil War in July of 1866, he had a horse stolen by Athens resident, Mr. Moore, and was physically hurt in trying to get it back.  Campbell reportedly went to “the Yankees” for help in getting his horse back and Mr. Moore was sent to prison in Nashville for several years.  This reportedly angered his neighbors and Campbell was found dead in the road with two bullet holes in his forehead.  (R‑1, R‑4)

Children - Graves, by 1st wife

+2.   Martha Graves, b.c. 1826, m. Andrew Nichols.

    3.  daughter, b.c. 1828.

+4.   Alcy Caroline Graves, b. Dec. 1829, m. Henry M. C. Abernathy, 25 Dec. 1852, d. 28 April 1910.

    5.  William H. Graves, b. Sept. 1830, d. aft. 1900 (prob. Giles Co., TN).  Lived with widowed sister Caroline Abernathy in Giles Co., TN in 1900.

+6.   John Riley Graves, b.c. 1833, m(1) Amanda Anne Brown, by 1860, m(2) Mary Elizabeth Morrow, 26 April 1866, d. 5 March 1869.

+7.   James A. Graves, b. 1834, m. Mary Frances Brown, c. 1858, d. 1875-80.

+8.   Elizabeth A. Graves, b. 1838, m. Ezekiel Norris Rose, d. 25 Aug. 1867.

    9.  Crockett C. (Campbell?) Graves, b. 1839, m. Margaret Bentley.  A Crockett Graves served in the Confederate Army, Co. F, 30th Ark. Infantry, as a private.  Undocumented entries on the World Connect Project of RootsWeb also give Margaret’s middle initial as R, her date of birth as 14 May 1829 in Fleming Co., KY, the name of Crockett as Campbell C. Graves, married 31 Dec. 1850, and one child, George D. Graves.

+10.   Joel L. Graves, b.c. 1836 (or 1842), m. Margaret E. Allen, c. 1863, d. aft. 1884.

    11.   Eva D. Graves, b.c. 1843, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Burchill.

    12.   Edwin Alexander Graves, b. 1844, m. J. Margaret H. Jordan, ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 10 Aug. 1864 (Lauderdale Co., TNTN).

Children - Graves, by Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑

+13.   Ralph G. Graves, b. 3 Oct. 1851, m. Permelia Emma Summers, 17 Oct. 1877, d. 25 Oct. 1912.

+14.   Mary C. Graves, b.c. 1853, m. Jonathan Henry Sides, 25 Dec. 1879, d. 1886.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF CAMPBELL GRAVES (1)

Martha Graves (2) was born about 1826 in Giles Co., TN.  She married Andrew Nichols, descendant of Samuel Nuckols.  He was born about 1815 in TN, and died after 1850 in Giles Co., TN.  They were in the 1850 census for Giles Co., TN, with their surname spelled Nichol, and her sister Caroline living with them.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in Giles Co.  (R‑1)

Children - Nichols

    15.   James Nichols, b. 1835.

    16.   Sarah Nichols, b. 1837.

    17.   Nancy Nichols, b. 1844.

 

Alcy Caroline Graves (4), probably called Caroline[1], was born Dec. 1829 in Bethel, Giles Co., TN, and died 28 April 1910 near Pulaski, Giles Co., TN (or Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL per R‑1).  She married Henry M. C. Abernathy, son of Matthew Abernathy and Elizabeth Jackson Dickson, on 25 Dec. 1852 by C. H. Lambeth, J.P. in Giles Co., TN.  He was born about 1832 in Athens, Limestone Co., AL, and died before 1900 in Giles Co., TN.  He is listed as Minister of Gospel in the 1880 Giles Co., TN census.

Henry M. Abernathy’s ancestry is traced back to Robert Abernethe, b.c. 1630, probably in Abernethy, near Stirling at Perth, Scotland.  Robert was transported to the colony of Virginia at Charles City Co. in 1651 by Cromwell following the rebellion because he was an officer.  Regular soldiers were allowed to return to their Scottish homes after they swore allegiance.  Robert married Sarah (Cubishe) Coppage, daughter of one of the early settlers, around 1657 in VA.

A Florence newspaper article dated Friday 6 May 1910 submitted by R‑1 reads:  “Mrs. A. C. Abernathy, an aged lady of 82, died Thursday afternoon last week, at the home of her son, John F. Abernathy, in East Florence.  She had been an invalid for many years.  She was the mother of J. F. and William Abernathy and Mrs. Virgil Pope, all of Florence.  The body was taken to Bethel, Tenn., for interment.”

They were in the 1870 census for Colbert Co., AL.  The 1880 census for Giles Co., TN, lists Henry Abernathy, 49, born AL, Caroline, 49, born TN, Elvis Alamo Abernathy, grandson, 4, born AL, Walter Abernathy, grandson, 3, born AL, Olna Abernathy, granddaughter, 1, born AL (grandchildren belong to son, Robert C. Abernathy, and his wife Rachel).  He was a manager on the railroad in 1870, and a minister of the gospel in 1880.

The 1900 census for Giles Co., TN[2], lists John F. Abernathy, born Oct. 1868, MS, age 31, (widowed mother) Caroline (Graves) Abernathy, born Dec. 1829, age 70, born TN (widowed sister) Mattie J. Pope, born June 1857, age 42, born AL, (uncle) William Graves, born Sept. 1830, age 69, born TN.

According to R‑1, the estate settlement of 1870 Limestone Co., AL, proves Campbell’s children’s names and second wife’s name, Mary.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Abernathy

+18.   Robert Campbell Abernathy, b. 18 Aug. 1854, m(1) Rachel Henrietta Ryland, 10 Dec. 1874, m(2) Dovey Morier Ioway White, 9 Jan. 1889, d. 19 Oct. 1919.

+19.   Martha J. Abernathy, b. 2 June 1857, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Pope, d. 12 March 1932.

+20.   William Henry Abernathy, b.c. 1865, m(1) Inez L. McKinney, m(2) Lillie B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1936.

+21.   Ida Lee Abernathy, b. 22 Nov. 1866, m. Willis Carr White, 25 Dec. 1885, d. 22 May 1935.

    22.   John Freeman Abernathy, b. 1 Oct. 1868 (MS), never married, d. 19 July 1931 (Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL).  Bur. Florence Cem (Lauderdale Co., AL).

+23.   Carissa Belle Abernathy, b. 21 June 1871, m. John Lewis White, 1 Jan. 1890, d. 23 April 1937.

 

John Riley Graves (6) was born about 1833 in Pulaski, Giles Co., TN, and died 5 March 1869 in New Madrid (or New Madrid Co.), MO.  He first married Amanda Anne Brown, daughter of John A. Brown (b. 1802 in VA) and Mary Jane McKay (b. 1807 in TN), by 1860.  They were recorded on the 1860 census in Giles Co., TN.  She was born about 1841 in TN, and died before 1868 in New Madrid, MO.  His brother James married her sister Mary.  John married second Mary Elizabeth Morrow, daughter of William Morrow and Malinda J. Wilke, on 26 April 1866 in New Madrid Co., MO.  She was born 5 Jan. 1849 and died 19 June 1918.  (R‑1, R‑5)

Children - Graves, by Amanda A. Brown

+24.   Amanda R.Graves, b. June 1862, m. Josiah Corbell, c. 1875, d. aft. 1910.

Children - Graves, by Mary E. Morrow

+25.   James Henry Graves, b. 25 March 1867, m. Leona (Brendel) Carlton, 16 Nov. 1899, d. 23 Sept. 1917.

+26.   Lewis Riley Graves, b. 8 April 1869, m. Ida Jane Brendel, 18 Nov. 1888, d. 3 Dec. 1951.

 

James A. Graves (7) was born in 1834 in Giles Co., TN, and died by 1880 in Fayette Co., TN, since his widow was listed as head of household in the 1880 census for Fayette Co.  He married Mary Frances Brown, daughter of John A. Brown (b. 1802 in VA) and Mary Jane McKay (b. 1807 in TN), about 1858.  She was born in April 1837 in TN, died 27 Nov. 1914, and was buried in the Moore Cem. at Chalk Bluff, near Waco, McLennan Co., TX.  There are no birth or death dates on her gravestone, only her name.  His brother John married her sister Amanda.

The 1860 census for Southern Subdivision, Pulaski P.O., Giles Co., TN, listed James A. Graves, age 27, farmer, with wife Mary F. Graves, age 20 or 24, and sons Henry M., age 1, and John C., age 6 months.  The family without James (the father) was listed in the 1880 census of Fayette Co., TN.  All their children were born in TN.  Mary was recorded on the 1900 census with her daughter Amanda’s family in McLennan Co., TX and on the 1910 census in McLennan Co., TX; her son Henry M. lived with her.  In 1900 she stated that seven of her nine children were living.  In 1910 she stated that eight of her nine children were living.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

    27.   Henry M. Graves, b. Oct. 1859 (Giles Co., TN), aft. 1910.

    28.   John C. Graves, b. 12 June 1860 (TN).

+29.   Amanda E. Graves, b. Dec. 1867, m. Hugh A. Wilson, c. 1890, d. 2 July 1941.

+30.   James Anslem Graves, b. 1 June 1869, m(1) Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1896, m(2) Birdie Ethel (Bobo) Hitchcock, c. 1906, d. 22 April 1943.

+31.   Anna Eliza Graves, b. 10 Jan. 1872, m. Edd Wattson Jenkins, d. 2 June 1942.

+32.   Willie Maggie Graves, b. 8 Aug. 1875, m. J. M. Wilson, d. 29 April 1943.

 

Elizabeth A. Graves (8) was born about 1838 in Giles Co., TN, and died 25 Aug. 1867 in Eureka Springs, AR.  She married Ezekiel Norris Rose, son of Cornelius Norris Rose and Elizabeth McCutcheon.  He was born in 1830 in Giles Co., TN, and died 1 Jan. 1904 in Eureka Springs, AR.  Their children were born in Giles Co., TN.  (R‑1)

Children - Rose

+33.   William Rose, b. 1 Feb. 1851, m. Julia ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 13 Sept. 1905.

    34.   Almanza C. Rose, b.c. 1853.

    35.   Elizabeth J. Rose, b.c. 1854.

    36.   James C. Rose, b.c. 1855.

    37.   Ruth M. E. Rose, b.c. 1859.

 

Joel L. Graves (10) was born about 1836 (or 1842) in Giles Co., TN, and died after 1884 based on the birth date of his youngest child.  He was recorded as John on the 1850 census in Giles Co., TN, age 9 and Joel L. on the 1860 census in Limestone Co., AL, age 18.  On the 1870 census, he was recorded as Joseph Graves, age 33, and as Joel, age 44, on the 1880 census.  He married Margaret E. Allen, daughter of Charles A. Allen and Nancy Hillard Irwin, about 1863 in Giles Co.  She was born about 1842 in Charlotte Co., VA, and died after 1885.  This family was recorded on the 1870 census in Tuscumbia, Colbert Co., AL and the 1880 census in Beat 5, Limestone Co., AL.  Their first three children were born in TN and the others in AL.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+38.   Cora Elizabeth Graves, b. 12 Dec. 1864, m. George Washington Woodard, 6 Sept. 1883, d. 19 Jan. 1948.

+39.   Thomas Henry Graves, b. Feb. 1866, m. Mary Elizabeth McClure, c. 1890, d. 1 Nov. 1931.Betty

+40.   Pamphelia Graves, b.c. 1868, m. William B. Young, 23 Aug. 1900, d. 24 Jan. 1924.

    41.   Rebecca Graves, b. May 1870 (AL).  Only listed on the 1870 census.

    42.   Carrie Ella Graves, b.c. 1872.

+43.   Charles E. Graves, b. March 1875, m. Lula ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1896, d. by 1905.

+44.   Daisy Ann Graves, b. 11 Dec. 1882 (or 1883), m. Charles Augustus  Williamson, 14 Aug. 1898, d. 3 Oct. 1907.

    45.   Mattie H. Graves, b. 7 Jan. 1885, d. aft. 1910.  Recorded on the 1910 census with sister Pamphalia’s family.

    46.   Angela Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑Davis.

 

Ralph G. Graves (13) was born 3 Oct. 1851, probably in Giles Co., TN, and died 25 Oct. 1912 in Limestone Co., AL.  He married Permelia Emma Summers, daughter of Andrew Summers and Rhoda Smith, on 17 Oct. 1877 in Giles Co.  She was born 12 July 1857 in AL, and died 10 Sept. 1924 in Limestone Co., AL.  They were buried in McKinney Cem., Limestone Co., AL.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

    47.   Gwinn Graves, d. young.

+48.   Lessie E. Graves, b. Aug. 1878, m. Joseph E. Webb, 5 Sept. 1894.

    49.   Lena Graves, b. aft. 1880, m. Earl Fogg.

+50.   William Campbell Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1884, m. Elsie Elizabeth Smith, 6 Feb. 1908, d. 1952.

    51.   Lizzie J. Graves, b. Nov. 1887 (Limestone Co., AL), m. Luther L. Thompson, 22 Jan. 1908 (Limestone Co.).  He was b. 8 Feb. 1896, son of George W. Thompson and Artmisia D. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 16 May 1963, and was bur. in Bee Spring Cem. (Giles Co., TN).  Lizzie divorced Luther and remarried him later.

 

Mary C. (“Polly”) Graves (14) was born about 1853, probably in Giles Co., TN, and died in 1886 in Limestone Co., AL.  She married Jonathan Henry Sides on 25 Dec. 1879 in Limestone Co.  He was born 18 July 1854 in TN, and died 15 Feb. 1929 in Montague Co., TX.  Their children were born in Athens, Limestone Co., AL.  (R‑1)

Children - Sides

+52.   William James Sides, b. 5 Oct. 1880, m. Bettie Algerane Skidmore, 25 Dec. 1903, d. 18 Dec. 1954.

+53.   Emma Lou Sides, b. 17 May 1883, m. Lawrence E. Thompson, 1901, d. 15 May 1970.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF ALCY C. GRAVES (4) AND HENRY ABERNATHY

Robert Campbell (“Bob”) Abernathy (18) was born 18 Aug. 1854[3] in AL, died 19 Oct. 1919 in Lawrence Co., TN, and was buried in Old Methodist Cem., Ethridge, Lawrence Co., TN.  He first married Rachel Henrietta Ryland on 10 Dec. 1874.  She was born 31 Dec. 1853, and died before 1883 in Lawrence Co., TN.  She was the mother of all his children.

He married second Dovey Morier Ioway White, daughter of Carr Bailey White and Martha Warren, on 9 Jan. 1889.  She was born 18 Dec. 1855 in Mulberry, Lincoln Co., TN, died 16 March 1946 in Ethridge, Lawrence Co., TN, and was buried in Old Methodist Cem., Ethridge.  She had first married Columbus Lafayette Thomas, born 25 Sept. 1855 in TN, died 11 March 1884 in TN, son of David Thomas and Mary E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, who was in the 1870 census for Giles Co., TN, living with his parents.  Robert and Dovey had one child that died in infancy.

It has been said that Elvis and Walter were children of Dovey by her previous marriage to Columbus Thomas.  However, that is clearly not correct since the 1880 census for Giles Co., TN showed Columbus and Dovey with no children.  Robert and Rachel were in the 1880 census for Giles Co., TN, living with his parents, with their children Elvis, Walter and Olny living with them.

The Claude Abernathy listed as a son of Robert C. Abernathy in the 1900 census was actually step-son Walter Claude Thomas, born 26 Jan. 1883, died 18 July 1948, son of Dovey and her first husband.  Robert and Dovey were in the 1910 census for District 3, Lawrence Co., TN, with her listed as Maria D. I. Abernathy, and no children living with them; 1 of her 2 children was still living.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑12)

Children - Abernathy, by Rachel H. Ryland

    54.   Elvis Alamo (or Almo[4]) Abernathy, b. 4 Feb. 1876, m. Anna Mary Evans, d. 1964.

    55.   Walter Bernard[5] Abernathy, b. 23 May 1877, m. Cora Anna Appleton, d. 12 Feb. 1945.  Bur. Minor Hill Cem., Giles Co., TN.  Cora was widow of Irvin Everette Coffman.

+56.   Olna Inese Abernathy, b. 27 Nov. 1878, m. Richard Boyd, c. 1904, d. 14 Aug. 1960.

    57.   Estie Versal Abernathy, b. 31 Oct. 1880, died young.

+58.   Myrtle Yoland Abernathy, b. 31 Jan. 1882, m(1) William Coffman, 21 Oct. 1899, m(2) Artie L. Williams, d. 14 Oct. 1964.

 

Martha (“Mattie”) J. Abernathy (19) was born 2 June 1857, died 12 March 1932, and was buried in Florence Cem., all in Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Pope.  According to a 1910 newspaper obituary for Mattie’s mother, the name of Mattie’s husband was Virgil.  However, it appears that he may have been Charles Albert Pope, born 2 July 1867 in IL, died 2 July 1944 in Tulsa, OK, son of Theodore Piro Pope and Margaret Eliza Walden.  Charles married second Eliza H. Baker, and married third Minnie Elizabeth Roberts in 1914.

The 1880 census for Giles Co., TN, showed Mattie living with her parents, divorced, with her son Virgil.  Mattie and her son Virgil were in the 1910 census for Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL, in the household of her brother John F. Abernathy, with her 82-year-old mother living with them (6 of her 9 children still living).  Mattie and son Virgil were in the 1920 census for Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL.  They were in the 1930 census for Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL, with Virgil still single, and Mattie’s unmarried brother John Abernathy living with them.  (R‑1)

Children - Pope

    59.   Virgil Bernell Pope, b. 30 Oct. 1877, d. 7 Sept. 1960 (Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL).  Bur. Florence Cem., Lauderdale Co., AL.

 

William Henry Abernathy (20) was born about 1865 in AL, died in 1936, and was buried in Florence Cem., Lauderdale Co., Florence, AL.  He first married Inez L. McKinney.  She was born in 1863 and died in 1948.  He married second Lillie B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born in 1894 in AL, and died after 1920 in Florence, AL.  (R‑1)

Children - White, by Lillie B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑

    60.   William Henry Abernathy, Jr. b. 1912 (AL), d. after 1920.

    61.   Thomas S. Abernathy, b. in AL.

 

Ida Lee Abernathy (21) was born 22 Nov. 1866 in AL, died 22 May 1935 in Athens, Limestone Co., AL, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cem., Stella, Giles Co., TN.  She married Willis Carr White, son of Sanford Monroe White and Sarah Owen, on 25 Dec. 1885 in Giles Co., TN.  He was born 10 Dec. 1864 in Giles Co., TN, died 7 Dec. 1948 in Athens, Limestone Co., AL, and was buried in Florence Cem., Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL.  (R‑1)

Children - White

+62.   William Earl White, b. 5 Aug. 1890, m. Elizabeth Smith, 15 Dec. 1912, d. 31 Aug. 1961.

    63.   Floyd Owen White, b. 20 Feb. 1891, d. 17 Oct. 1917 (Stella, Giles Co., TN).  Bur. Pleasant Hill Cem., Stella, Giles Co., TN.

+64.   Lester S. White, b. 2 March 1894, m. Willie Mae Phillips, d. 29 June 1974.

    65.   Clarence B. White, b. 26 April 1896, d. 7 Aug. 1913 (Stella, Giles Co., TN).  Bur. Pleasant Hill Cem., Stella, Giles Co., TN.

    66.   Robert Lusby White, b. 8 Aug. 1898 (TN), m. Lucille Stevens, 31 May 1930 (Akron, Summit Co., OH), d. 15 April 1962 (Tampa, FL).  Bur. Hillside Cem., Akron, Summit Co., OH.

    67.   Carley Dalton White, b. 7 March 1900 (Giles Co., TN), m. Mary Harlow, 4 Oct. 1924, d. 28 Dec. 1977 (Athens, Limestone Co., AL).  Bur. Athens, TN.  Mary was b. 23 Jan. 1903 and d. May 1991 in Athens, the dau. of Allen William Harlow and Clara Ann Holland.

+68.   Arney L. White, b. 22 Feb. 1902, m. Sarah Emma Currey, 13 Aug. 1927, d. 20 July 1965.

    69.   Mattie Thelma White, 2 June 1906, d. 7 Aug. 1907 (Stella, Giles Co., TN).  Bur. Pleasant Hill Cem., Stella, Giles Co., AL.

+70.   Leah White, b. 2 Jan. 1907, m. James Moore.

+71.   Willis Carr White, Jr., b. 15 Jan. 1909, m. Marjorie Sterrett, 25 Feb. 1933, d. 7 Dec. 1976.

 

Carissa Belle Abernathy (23), called Belle, was born 21 June 1871 in Falkville, Morgan Co., AL, died 23 April 1937 in Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL, and was buried 26 April 1937 in Florence Cem., Florence, AL.  She married John Lewis White, son of James Monroe White and Amanda Tennessee Warren, on 1 Jan. 1890 in Gilbertstown, Limestone Co., AL.  He was born 19 Jan. 1868 in Pulaski, Giles Co., TN, died 2 Dec. 1942 in Minor HillLimestone Co., AL, and was buried in Minor Hill Cem., all in Giles Co., TN.  According to R‑1, William Henry Abernathy, Virgie Pope, Carissa Bell Abernathy White, and John Freeman Abernathy are all buried side by side in Old Florence Cem.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Giles Co., TN.  (R‑1)

Children - White

    72.   Alma White, b.c. 1890 (Pulaski, Giles Co., TN), d. 1890 (Pulaski, TN).

+73.   Lonnie Alford White, b. 25 Dec. 1890, m. Mary Ola Hunter, 15 Nov. 1914, d. 13 Feb. 1959.

+74.   Amber White, b. 28 July 1892, m. Will Paisley Brownlow, d. 19 Dec. 1911.

+75.   Bonnieey Edward White, b. 16 July 1893, m(1) Sallie Mae White, after 5 Oct. 1915, m(2) Dora Ethel Johnston, 23 Sept. 1917, d. 29 Dec. 1974.

    76.   Ruby Dell White, b.c. 1894 (Giles Co., TN), d. 1894 (Pulaski, Giles Co., TN).

+77.   James Lother White, b. 10 June 1896, m(1) Retha Gill, m(2) Anna Lucille Alsup, 16 Dec. 1923, d. 29 June 1954.

+78.   Hobert Dewey WWhite, b. 14 Aug. 1899, m(1) Retha Jeanetta Harrison, m(2) Annie Mae Hall, bef. 1933, d. 17 Dec. 1967.

+79.   Dalton Charles White, b. 14 April 1901, m(1) Evalena Harrison, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Willard, d. 22 Dec. 1967.

+80.   Horace E. White, b. 12 May 1903, m. Thula Mae Ridgeway, c. 1900, d. 8 Dec. 1987.

+81.   Aubrey Elmo White, b. 7 March 1905, m. Lena Ola LeMay, 1934, d. 23 Dec. 1952.

    82.   Etha Mae White, b. 1907 (Limestone Co., AL), m(1) O. W. Wallace, c. 1925 (TN), m(2) Frank Peak, m(3) Wallace McKinsey, d.c. 1980 (Chattanooga, TN).  She had no children, but raised her brother Dewey’s (#7831) child.

+83.   William Taft White, b. 19 Sept. 1910, m(1) Ruth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Jewell Dee Talley, 10 Aug. 1940, d. 25 Jan. 1969.

+84.   Curtis Waters White, b. 28 May 1914, m(1) Helen Green, c. 1932, m(2) Mattie Sue ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 11 Nov. 1977.

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN RILEY GRAVES (6)

Amanda (“Mandy”) R. Graves (24) was born in June 1862 in AR, and died after 1910, probably in Mineral Springs, Howard Co., AR.  She married Josiah Corbell about 1875.  He was born in Oct. 1860 in AR, and also died after 1900.  This family was recorded on the 1880 and 1900 censuses in Saline, Howard Co., AR and the 1910 census in Mineral Springs, AR; their children were born in AR.  In 1910, Mandy stated that nine of her eleven children were living.  (R‑1)

Children - Corbell

    85.   Josie Corbell, b. Oct. 1882.

    86.   Jefferson Alonzo (“Lonnie”) Corbell, b. 2 Feb. 1885, d. March 1963.  Full name and birthdate are from his World War I Draft Registration Card filed in Howard Co., AR.  Death date is from the SSDI.

    87.   Della Corbell, b. Jan. 1887.

    88.   Josiah Albert Corbell, b. 13 Oct. 1888, d. Aug. 1978.   Full name and birthdate are from his World War I Draft Registration Card filed in Howard Co., AR.  Death date is from the SSDI; last residence was Mineral Springs, AR.

    89.   Dove Corbell, b. March 1893.

    90.   Gracie Corbell, b. July 1894.

    91.   Dicia Corbell, b. Aug. 1897.

    92.   Carlton Corbell, b. 19 Aug. 1900, d. 9 July 1948 (Ouachita Co., AR).  Full name and birthdate are from his World War I Draft Registration Card filed in Howard Co., AR.

 

James Henry Graves (25) was born 25 March 1867 in New Madrid Co., MO, died 23 Sept. 1917 in Scott Co., MO, and was buried in Scott Co.  He married Leona (Brendel) Carlton, daughter of Lewis A. Brendel and Mary Ann Crites, on 16 Nov. 1899 in Bollinger Co., MO.  His brother Lewis married her sister Ida.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

    93.   Bertie Graves, b. 10 Feb. 1905, m. Luther May, d. 30 June 1975.

    94.   Pearl Graves

    95.   Adolph Graves, b.c. 1910, d. 1973.  This is probably the Adolph Graves, age 22, m. Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑, in the 1930 census for Sikeston, Scott Co., MO.

 

Lewis Riley Graves (26) was born 8 April 1869 in New Madrid, New Madrid Co., MO, died 3 Dec. 1951 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA, and was buried 6 Dec. 1951 in Hermosa Cem., Colton, San Bernardino Co., CA.  He married Ida Jane Brendel, daughter of Lewis A. Brendel and Mary Ann Crites, on 18 Nov. 1888 in Marble Hill, Bollinger Co., MO.  She was born 7 March 1873 in Zalma, Bollinger Co., MO, died 28 July 1937 in Colton, San Bernardino Co., CA, and was also buried in Hermosa Cem., Colton, CA.  His brother James married her sister Leona.

They were in the 1920 census for Morley, Scott Co., MO, with Pearl and Adolph Graves, his niece and nephew living with them.  He was a farmer.  R‑5, R‑6)

Children - Graves

+96.   Minta Myrtle Graves, b. 23 Oct. 1889, m. Robert Oscar Fowler, 12 July 1908, d. 27 Feb. 1967.

+97.   Leota Leona Graves, b. 7 Aug. 1891, m. Homer Ernest Helms, 14 March 1909, d.c. 1948.

+98.   Effie May Graves, b. 14 Nov. 1894, m. Elijah Monroe Bess, 23 Sept. 1911, d. July 1983.

    99.   John Henry Graves, b. 3 Sept. 1896, d. 10 Sept. 1896.

    100.    Mary Ellen Graves, b. 8 July 1898 (Greenbrier, Bollinger Co., MO), m. John Mogenson, 6 July 1931 (Denver, CO), d. 1982 (possibly Omaha, NE).  Living in Omaha, Nebraska in 1977.  No children.

+101.    Ernest Melvin Graves, b. 25 Dec. 1900, m. Ruth Johanson, 27 Nov. 1925 (or 1927), d. 18 July 1991.

+102.    Elva Annie Graves, b. 13 Feb. 1903, m. John Alfred Bryant, d. 12 June 1984.

    103.    Leitha Pearl Graves, b. 4 Dec. 1904, d. 24 Aug. 1905.

+104.    Cecilia Mildred Graves, b. 17 (or 18) July 1910, m. Stephen James Burns, 15 Aug. 1930, d. 19 Sept. 2001.

+105.    Freda Lorene Graves, b. 20 Jan. 1916, m. Paul Ralph Pippenger, 18 Aug. 1935, d. 14 Feb. 2000.

+106.    Lois Ruth Graves, b. 12 Nov. 1920 (or 1918), m. Charles Denny Waring, 11 Jan. 1941.

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES A. GRAVES (7) AND MARY F. BROWN

Amanda E. Graves (29) was born in Dec. 1867 in TN, died 2 July 1941 in Chalk Bluff, near Waco, McLennan Co., TX, and was buried in Moore Cem., Chalk Bluff.  She married Hugh A. Wilson about 1890.  He was born in Aug. 1867 in TN, and died 5 May 1947 in McLennan Co., TX.  This family was recorded on the 1910 census in McLennan Co., TX; their children were born in TX.  Both of them and the three daughters listed below were buried in Moore Cem., Chalk Bluff, TX.  (R‑4)

Children - Wilson

    107.    Lottie M. Wilson, b. July 1890.

    108.    Wressie O. Wilson, b. Nov. 1893, m. John David Wallace, d. 1972.  He was b. 1890, and d. 1956.  Both bur. Moore Cem.

    109.    Lucille Wilson, b. July 1896.

    110.    Ruby O. Wilson, b. May 1898, m. R. A. Landrine, d. 17 April 1938 (McLennan Co., TX).  Bur. Moore Cem.

    111.    Ida Bell Wilson, b. 1900, d. 1901.  Bur. Moore Cem.

 

James Anslem Graves, (30) was born 1 June 1869 in Giles Co., TN, (one source says Memphis and another says Moscow), and died 22 April 1943 in Waco, McLennan Co., TX[6].  He first married Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1896.  She was born in Nov. 1876 in MO, and died by 1906.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Limestone Co., TX.  He married second Birdie Ethel (Bobo) Hitchcock, daughter of Wilson Bobo and Fannie Wilson, about 1906.  Birdie Ethel was divorced from a man named Hitchcock, after having two daughters named Vista May ("Dutch") Hitchcock and Jeannette Hitchcock.  The two daughters married brothers named Tate.  Birdie Ethel was born 5 Nov. 1885 at Temple, Bell Co., TX, and died 24 Nov. 1959 in Waco, TX.  Both James and Birdie died of strokes, and James and Birdie were buried in Moore Cem., Chalk Bluff, McLennan Co., TX.  James was a retired carpenter when he died.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves, by Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑

    112.    Birdie A. Graves, b. May 1896, m. Jennie A. Taylor, c. 1930.  They had about 7 children.

+113.    Zelma Joseph Graves, b. 27 May 1898, m. Vera Elizabeth Spivey[7], d. 31 Oct. 1931.

    114.    daughter, d. 1900.

Children - Graves, by Birdie E. Bobo

    115.    Elmer Jewel Graves, b. 18 Jan. 1907 (Ross, McLennan Co., TX), m. Bessie Elsworth Ball, d. 3 March 1970 (Waco, TX).

+116.    Duard Wilson Graves, b. 1 July 1909, m. Nellie Mae Graves, d. 4 Feb. 1976.

    117.    James Cavender Graves, b. 2 March 1917 (Waco, TX), never married, d. 16 April 1940 (McLennan Co., TX).

    118.    Eula Elise Graves, b. 7 July 1920 (Waco, TX), married 8 times, d. 22 June 1966.  One marriage was to ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Averitt.

 

Anna Eliza Graves (31) was born 10 Jan. 1872 in TN, and died 2 June 1942 in Chalk Bluff, McLernnan Co., TX.  She married Edd Wattson Jenkins.  They were both buried in Moore Cem., Chalk Bluff, TX.  (R‑1, R‑4)

Children - Jenkins

    119.    Lottie W. Jenkins, b. 30 July 1890, m. Wilse C. Abbott.  He was b. in 1886 and d. 1962.

    120.    Douglas E. Jenkins, b. 20 Oct. 1901, d. 28 Feb 1979 (Harris Co., TX).

    121.    Guy E. Jenkins, b. 1904, d. 1976.

 

Willie Maggie Graves (32) was born 8 Aug. 1875 in TN, died 29 April 1943 in Chalk Bluff, McLennan Co., TX, and was buried in Moore Cem., Chalk Bluff.  He married J. M. Wilson in TN.  According to the 1880 census, there was a Maggie b.c. 1875.  A birth date of 1865 is on the tombstone.  (R‑1, R‑4)

Children - Wilson

    122.    Maggie Graves

 

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH A. GRAVES (8) AND EZEKIEL N. ROSE

William Rose (33) was born 1 Feb. 1851 and died 13 Sept. 1905, both in Giles Co., TN.  He married Julia ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1854 in TN.  They were in the 1880 census for Giles Co., TN.  He may have married Martha Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑ as his second wife.  (R‑13)

Children - Rose, by Julia ------

    123.    James Rose, b.c. 1873.

    124.    Nancy Rose, b.c. 1874.

    125.    Robert Rose, b.c. 1875.

    126.    Frank Rose, b.c. 1877.

    127.    Betsy Ann Rose, b.c. 1879.

 

CHILDREN OF JOEL L. GRAVES (10) AND MARGARET E. ALLEN

Cora Elizabeth Graves (38) was born 12 Dec. 1864 in Giles Co., TN, and died 19 Jan. 1948 in Cleburne Hospital, Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX[8].  She married George Washington Woodard on 6 Sept. 1883.  He was born 16 Feb. 1862 in TN, and died 21 April 1926 in Venus, Johnson Co., TX.  They were buried in Venus Cem.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Giles Co., TN; their children were born in TN.  Cora was recorded on the 1930 census as a 65-year old widow; she lived with her daughter Elizabeth’s family.  (R‑1, R‑7, R‑8, R‑9))

Children - Woodard

+128.    Elizabeth A. Woodard, b. Sept. 1886, m. Alden Burris Mahanay, c. 1908, d. aft. 1950.

    129.    M. Lula Woodard, b. March 1890.

    130.    Arra L. Woodard, b. 14 April 1890 (Giles Co., TN), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 3 June 1969 (Ellis Co., TX)4.  Birth date is from his World War I Draft Registration Card filed in Johnson Co., TX; death date is from the SSDI.

+131.    Cora Cordelia Woodard, b. 245 Aug. 1898 (or July 1897), m. George Clifford Graves (genealogy 102), 18 Nov. 1917, d. 16 Jan. 1954 (Kaufman Co., TX).

+132.    George Chester Woodard, b. 20 Aug. 1902, m. Willie Mae Mahanay, d. 7 Sept. 1953.

+133.    Nina Mae Woodard, b. 9 Nov. 1906, m. Erskin. W. Camp, c. 1924, d. April 1986.

 

Thomas Henry[9] Graves (39) was born in Feb. 1866 in TN, and died 1 Nov. 1931 in Hill Co., TX[10].  He married Mary Elizabeth (“Bettie) McClure, about 1890.  She was born in May 1875 in TN, and died between 1920 and 1930.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Gilbertsboro, Limestone Co., AL, the 1910 census in Alvarado, Johnson Co., TX, and the 1920 census in Hillsboro, Hill Co., TX; their first child was born in TN, the last one in TX, and the others in AL.   In 1910, Bettie stated that eight of her nine children were living.  Thomas was recorded as a widower on the 1930 census in Hillsboro, TX; he resided with his son Elijah.

Children - Graves

   +134.    James Roy Graves, b. 3 Nov. 1889, Jessie Mae Waites, d. 23 Jan. 1966 (Grayson Co., TX).  Full name and birth date are from his World War I Draft Registration Card filed in Johnson Co., TX.

    135.    Alphael H. Graves, b. Feb. 1892.

+136.    Thomas Melvin Graves, b. 5 Jan. 1894,  (Limestone Co., AL), m(1). Deola ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1918, m(2) Hattie Mae Johnson, d. 15 Dec. 1959. (Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX).  Full name and birth date are from his World War I Draft Registration Card filed in Johnson Co., TX.

+137.    Carrie Ella. Graves, b. . 2 Feb. 18976, m. Stanley McClure, c. 1912, d. 2 Oct. 1970..

+138.    Audrey (“Addie”) Elizabeth. Graves, b. Feb. 189621 April 1899, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Walter Woolard, d. 21 March 1974..

    139.    Beulah O. Graves, b.c. 1901.

+140.    Emory Lee Graves, b. 20 Marchc. 1903, m. Mattie Esther Mathis, 4 Sept. 1920, d. 25 April 1973..

+141.    Elijah Graves, b.c. 1909, m. Minnie Fairbanks, c. 1929, d. 15 Dec. 1934. (Hill Co., TX).  Death date is from the Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, cert. 55058.

    142.    Bradley Graves, b. 2 Feb. 1915, d. 4 March 1998 (Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.

 

Pamphelia Graves (40) was born about 1868 in TN, and died 24 Jan. 1924 in Lauderdale Co., AL.  She married William B. Young on 23 Aug. 1900 in Lauderdale Co., AL.  He was born 15 March 1873 in Lauderdale Co., AL, died 14 Nov, 1941 in Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL, and was buried in Rural, Lauderdale Co., AL.  This family was recorded on the 1910 and 1920 censuses in Oakland, Lauderdale Co., AL; their children were born in AL.  (R‑7)

Children - Young

    143.    Lavonia Young, b.c. 1902.

    144.    Marvin Young, b.c. 1904.

    145.    Reba Young, b.c. 1905.

    146.    Condy Young, b.c. 1906.

    147.    Garland Young, b.c. 1908.

    148.    Clara Young, b.c. 1909.

    149.    Vivian Young, b.c. 1911.

 

Charles E. Graves (43) was born in March 1875 in AL, and died by 1905.  He married Lula ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1896.  She was born in March 1877 in AL.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Gilbertsboro, Limestone Co., AL; their son was born in AL.  Lula married second John Slater about 1905; they were recorded on the 1910 census in Shoalfield, Limestone Co., AL.  (R‑7)

Children - Graves

    150.    Alonzo H. Graves, b. Dec. 1896.

 

Daisy Ann Graves (44) was born 11 Dec. 1882 (or 1883) in AL, and died 3 Oct. 1907 in San Angelo, Green Co., TX, and was buried in the Old Catholic Cem., San Angelo, TX.  She married Charles Augustus Williamson, son of George S. Williamson and Bettie Molsby, on 14 Aug. 1898 in her brother Tom Graves’ home in Athens, Limestone Co., AL.  They were recorded on the 1900 census in Chapel, Lauderdale Co., AL.  Her one child had died before 1900.  Daisy had three more children before she died in 1907.  Charles was born 6 July 1878 in TN, died 16 Feb. 1956 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX, and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cem., Fort Worth, TX.  He married second Ella Click in 1909.  Charles became a minister for the Assemblies of God Church in 1912.  Charles, Ella, and Effie were recorded on the 1910 census in Brownwood, Brown Co., TX; Effie’s place of birth was recorded as TN.  Effie was recorded with her father and stepmother on the 1920 census in Monette, Craighead Co., AR; her place of birth was recorded as AR.  In 1910, her brothers were listed with their adopted families.  (R‑7)

Children - Williamson

    151.    Walter Williamson, b.c. 1900 (AL), d. 1912.  He was adopted by Jeff Davis.  Bur. Robert Lee (Coke Co.,TX).

+152.    Effie Williamson, b. 14 Oct. 1903, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. aft. 1928.

    153.    Luther Garland Williamson, 28 Jan. 1906 (TX), d. 2 May 1986 (Taylor Co., TX).  He was adopted by Charles E. and Esther Gray

 

CHILDREN OF RALPH G. GRAVES (13) AND PERMELIA E. SUMMERS

Lessie E. Graves (48) was born in Aug. 1878 in Limestone Co., AL.  She married Joseph E. Webb on 5 Sept 1894 in Limestone Co.  He was born in Oct. 1872 in TN.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Gilbertsboro, Limestone Co., AL and the 1910 census in Elkmont, Limestone Co., AL; their children were born in Limestone Co., AL.  (R‑1, R‑4)

Children - Webb

    154.    Olivia (“Livie”) Webb, b. Jan. 1896.

    155.    Willie L. Webb, b. Oct. 1897.

    156.    Thomas Webb, b. Oct. 1899.

    157.    Mason Webb, b.c. 1902.

    158.    Audie Webb, b.c. 1905.

    159.    Campbell Webb, b.c. 1906.

    160.    Eardena Webb, b.c. 1908.

 

William Campbell Graves (50) was born 14 Feb. 1884[11] in Limestone Co., AL, died in 1952 in Stella, TN, and was buried in Stella Cem., Giles Co., TN.  He married Elsie Elizabeth Smith, daughter of William Turner Smith and Jenny Barnes, on 6 Feb. 1908 in Giles Co., TN.  She was born 17 Sept. 1887 in Giles Co., TN, died 27 March 1981 in Limestone Co., AL, and was buried in New Salem Cem., Limestone Co.  (R‑1, R‑4)

Children - Graves

    161.    Roberta Graves, b. 18 May 1918, m(1) Doc Smith, m(2) Odis Elmore.

+162.    Lewis M. Graves, b. 15 Oct. 1919, m. Bessie Johnson, 12 Sept. 1939, d. 12 June 1994.

    163.    Emilie Graves, b. April 1923 (Limestone Co., AL), m. Grady Barnett.

 

CHILDREN OF MARY C. GRAVES (14) AND JONATHAN H. SIDES

William James Sides (52) was born 5 Oct. 1880 in Athens, Limestone Co., AL, and died 18 Dec. 1954 in Terral, Jefferson Co., OK.  He married Bettie Algerane Skidmore on 25 Dec. 1903 in Paris, Lamar Co., TX.  She was born 15 Sept. 1883 in Paris, TX, and died in Feb. 1972 in Terral, OK.  This family was recorded on the 1910 census in Bowie Co., TX and the 1920 census in Patterson, Jefferson Co., OK; their children were born in DeKalb, Bowie Co., TX.  (R‑1)

Children - Sides

    164.    Mary Lou Averil Sides, b. 31 March 1905, m. Willie Reginald Waggoner, d. 22 July 1994 (Ryan, Jefferson Co., OK).

    165.    Emma Ann Sides, b. Feb. 1907.

+166.    Willie Inez Sides, b. 29 June 1910, m. William Elmer Mayberry, 29 Aug. 1933, d. 20 May 2002.

+167.    William Anderson Sides, b. 26 March 1912, m. Christine O’Dell, d. 9 Nov. 1993.

+168.    Jennie Algerane Sides, b. 17 Dec. 1914, m. Gene Hodges.

+169.    Lydia Belle Sides, b. 5 March 1917, m. Curtis Lee Salyer.

 

Emma Lou Sides (53) was born 17 May 1883 in Athens, Limestone Co., AL, and died 15 May 1970 in Ryan, Jefferson Co., OK.  She married Lawrence E. Thompson in 1901.  He was born in 1881 in SC, and died in 1955 in Ryan, OK.  (R‑1)

Children - Thompson

    170.    Charlie Thompson, b. 1902.

    171.    Earl Thompson, b. 1906, d. 26 July 1988.

    172.    Robert Elmo Thompson, b. 3 Sept. 1910, m. Cleatus Jewel, d. 25 April 1954.

    173.    Beth Thompson, b. 1914, d. 1954.

 

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[1]The death certificate of her daughter Carissa lists her parents as Henry Abernathy and Caroline Graves.

[2] Vol. 22, E.D. 16, Sheet 6, Line 22, District 3, Giles Co., TN.

[3] The date on his tombstone is 18 Aug. 1852.  However, in his family Bible in his own handwriting, the date is written as 18 Aug. 1854.  In the 1870 and 1880 censuses his age is listed as 16 and 25, which supports the date of 1854.  The 1900 census gives his birthdate as Aug. 1854.

[4] Elvis’s middle name is written as Alamo in Robert Campbell Abernathy’s Bible.

[5] Walter’s middle name is written as Brennard in Robert Campbell Abernathy’s Bible.

[6] According to the Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, certificate 18859, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[7] R-4 gave her name as Vera Martin.

[8] According to her death certificate 3335.

[9] According to his death certificate on the Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 as posted on Ancestry.com.

[10] According to the Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, certificate 52107, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[11] According to his World War I Draft Registration Card filed in Limestone Co., AL.