Rev. 3 Oct. 2012, Gen. 37

 

DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM GRAVES AND ELIZABETH ------

OF ABBEVILLE CO., SC & FRANKLIN CO., TN

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

William Graves (1) was born about 1750, and died in 1805 or 1808 in Franklin Co., TN.  He may have been a son of a John Graves of Orange Co., N.C.  There was a William Graves orphaned in Orange Co., N.C. by a John Graves. This William was the same age as the one later found in the 1790 census of Abbeville Dist., S.C., with 3 free white males under 16, and two free white females.

William moved to TN about 1804, according to the obituary of his son, John R. Graves.  The will of William Graves (presumed to be the same William) listed only one child by name, Jacob, with his wife Elizabeth as his executor (Will Book vol. 102, 1808-1876, Franklin Co., TN).  Evidence that John R. Graves was his son was obtained from John's tombstone in Cobb/Love Cem.  (Note that this cemetery is referred to both as Cobb Cem. and as Love Cem.  In this genealogy, the name Cobb/Love Cem. will be used.)

It had previously been believed that it is possible that this William Graves was a son of John Graves (Johann Sebastian Graff), since there is a tradition of German ancestry in some parts of the family and there is some name similarity with that family.  However, if this William Graves was the one orphaned in Orange Co., NC, it is unlikely he is the one who was a son of Johann Graff, since that John Graves died in 1804, and a person whose father dies when he is age 54 is not normally considered an orphan.  As of April 30, 2002, DNA test results proved that the part of this family descended from William Graves through his son Jacob Graves was not descended from Johann Sebastian Graff, and may have descended from or been related to Capt. Thomas Graves of VA (genealogy 169).

A good discussion of the early generations of this family can be found in the article "William Graves of South Carolina and Tennessee and His Descendants" by Theron L. Smith, Graves Family Newsletter, pp. 29-35, 1986.  (R‑1, R‑3, R‑7, R‑11)

Children - Graves

+2.   Jacob Graves, b. 1 Jan. 1783, m(1) Peggy Johnson, c. 1806, m(2) Mary Counce, c. 1824, m(3) Elizabeth J. Brumley, 24 Jan. 1843, d. 9 March 1875.

    3.  daughter, b.c. 1785 (NC or SC), m. or d. by 1800.

    4.  son, b.c. 1787.

    5.  son, b.c. 1789.

+6.   John R. Graves, b. 3 Sept. 1791, m. Agness Noe, 17 Sept. 1811, d. 22 May 1859.

    7.  daughter, b.c. 1793 (Abbeville Co., SC).

    8.  daughter, b.c. 1796 (Abbeville Co., SC).

    9.  daughter, b.c. 1798 (Abbeville Co., SC).

    10.   son, b.c. 1802-04 (SC or TN).  Believed to be Joseph Graves.  He appears in the 1830 census of Franklin Co., TN, with a wife and 2 children.

    11.   daughter, b.c. 1804-10 (TN).

    12.   son, b.c. 1810-20 (Franklin Co., TN).

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GRAVES (1)

Jacob Graves (2) was born 1 Jan. 1783 in North Carolina (or possibly SC), died 9 March 1875 in Tippah Co., MS, and was buried in Shelby Creek Cem., on the Tippah Co.-Benton Co. line.  He was a farmer and lived in Saulsbury, Tippah Co.  He was in the 1840 Hardeman Co., TN census, and in Tippah Co. in 1860 and 1870.  His full name may have been Jacob Thomas Graves.

He moved through TN and arrived in Tippah Co., MS in 1854.  He bought land from Zadock Brewer and John Hopkins in 1858.

In the Tippah Co. Courthouse, Ripley, MS, is a probate packet titled "Thomas Graves, Dec.", but all papers included in it refer to Jacob Graves, Dec.  An original document in it states: "Graves, Jacob (PR480), original bill 12 Sept. 1879.  Jacob Graves of Benton Co. died 1876, leaving a widow, Elizabeth, and the following heirs: (a) W. C. Graves, a son, (b) J. E. Graves, a son, (c) F. M. Graves, a son, (d) H. L. Graves, a son, (e) James Simpson, Elizabeth Hobson (wife of Frank Hobson), children of Hettie Graves Simpson, dec., dau. of Jacob Graves, dec., (f) John Meeks and William M. Meeks, children of Catherine Meeks, dec., daughter of Jacob Graves, (g) Thomas Graves of Marshall, Searcy Co., Ark., and George Graves of Whitehall, Poinsett Co., Ark., sons of Jacob Graves, (h) Guy Meeks, a minor child of Catherine Meeks, (i) Jane McDowell, a minor child of Catherine Meeks, (j) Sarah Simpson, a minor dau. of Hettie Simpson, (k) Martha J. Brock, a dau. of Hettie Simpson, now the wife of Jacob Brock of Texas, (l) George Day, Laura Day, Eugenia Day, and Ellen Day, children of Martha Day, dec., and grandchildren of Jacob Graves, dec., all of Carthage, Jasper Co., Missouri."

Jacob first married Peggy Johnson probably about 1806.  He married second Mary Counce (or Counts), daughter of John Counts, about 1821 (or 1824[1]).  He married Elizabeth Brumley on 24 Jan. 1843.  She was his third wife.  She was born 1 Jan. 1806 in TN, died 27 Aug. 1884 in Tippah Co., and was buried in Shelby Creek Cem.

At the time of the 1820 Franklin Co., TN census, Jacob Graves was a widower with 7 children.  (R‑2, R‑7, R‑8, R‑9, R‑10, R‑11)

Children - Graves, by Peggy Johnson

    13.   daughter, b. 1804-10, perhaps 1807.

    14.   daughter, b. 1804-10, perhaps 1809.

    15.   daughter, b. 1810-20.

    16.   son, b. 1810-20.  Perhaps William Graves.

    17.   daughter, b. 1810-20.

    18.   son, b. 1810-20.  Perhaps John Graves.

+19.   Elizabeth Caroline Graves, b.c. 1818, m. Reuben Riggs.

Children - Graves, by Mary Counce

+20.   Jacob Graves, b. 30 Nov. 1822, m. Lucinda Flick, 8 Dec. 1843, d. 9 Aug. 1916.

+21.   William Carrel Graves, b. 30 March 1826, m. Louisa Jemima McInturff, 1849, d. 19 April 1888.

+22.   James Edgar Graves, b. 17 Oct. 1826, m. Paralee Frances Rainey, c. 1854, d. 30 Jan. 1886.

+23.   Thomas Graves, b. 27 June 1827 (TN), m. Eliza Englebright, 1857, d. 21 Nov. 1919.  Bur. Shelby Creek Cem.  No children, but see next generation for more information.

+24.   George Washington Graves, b. 19 Sept. 1829, m(1) Martha Ann Hopper, m(2) Sarah Rebecca James.

    25.   Nancy Graves, b.c. 1833 (Jackson Co., AL).  Possible twin to Hester.

+26.   Hester Graves, b.c. 1833, m. Wyatt Simpson, c. 1848, d.c. 1876.

+27.   Catherine Graves, b.c. 1835, m(1) George W. Meeks, m(2) J. F.(?) McDowell, 2 March 1868, d.c. 1879.

+28.   Martha Jane Graves, b.c. 1836, m. Dawson (?) B. Day, d.c. 1879.

    29.   Madison Graves, b.c. 1837 (Jackson Co., AL).

+30.   Francis Marion Graves, b. 17 Jan. 1839, m. Louisa J. Thomas, 5 July 1860, d. 14 Oct. 1902.

Children - Graves, by Elizabeth Brumley

+31.   Henry L. Graves, b. 24 Feb. 1845, m. Elizabeth Henson (or C. Elizabeth Hamer according to R‑2), c. 1866, d. 6 Dec. 1930.

 

John R. Graves (6) was born 3 Sept. 1791 in Abbeville Dist., SC, and died 22 May 1859 in Madison Co., TN.  He came as a young man of fourteen with an ox-drawn wagon train from SC, made up of pioneers from NC and SC. The Noes, Cobbs, Kelleys, Watsons, Harrisons, and Freemans were some of the families that traveled with the Graves family.  He married Agness Noe on 17 (or 11) Sept. 1811.  She was born 14 Jan. 1797 in TN (possibly either Franklin Co. or Lincoln Co.), and died 18 July 1865.  John received a land grant in Franklin Co., TN, in 1825, and two in Lincoln Co., TN, in 1832.  It would be reasonable to assume they lived in each of these counties.  They then moved to Madison Co., TN, about 1828.  Some of the family later migrated to Lauderdale Co., TN.  Both John and Agness were buried in the old Cobb/Love Cem. near Medon, TN, below Jackson, TN.  Their tombstones are standing today.  A descendant of James Kelley married to Samantha Graves used to tend the family graveyard, but it gets no regular care now.

The following obituary of John R. Graves appeared in the Memphis, Arkansas and Ouachita Christian Advocate for June 9, 1859, and was written by J. A. Vincent.  "John R. Graves was born in Abbeville District, S.C., Sept. 3, 1791, and died in Madison Co., TN, May 22, 1859. Brother Graves came with his parents to Middle Tennessee in 1804, where he, in Sept. 1811, was united in marriage to Miss Agness Noe, moved to Madison Co., TN, some twenty or thirty years since.  Brother Graves was baptized by Rev. Learner Blackman, July 22, 1811, and joined the Church as a seeker, August 1st of the same year, and was converted to God at a prayed meeting on the same night.  He was no meager, dwarfish Christian, but was a warm-hearted, earnest Christian.  He loved God and loved the Church.  He had a noble soul and endeavored to promote the interest of the Church in every way possible. He had served the Church as exhorter, leader, and steward for a number of years with fidelity and usefulness.  He was an ardent, earnest man; what he did, he did with all his might.  It was my privilege to see him repeatedly during the last winter and spring.  I always found him in a happy frame of mind.  His disease was dropsy[2].  He had suffered much for the last eighteen months or two years, but was resigned and patiently bore his afflictions.  He often spoke of his approaching dissolution, with that confidence in the truth and power of our holy religion that only characterizes the true Christian.  He was ready.  He was a noble man, and the Church has lost a useful member.  His family are bereaved indeed, and the community has lost a valuable citizen.  He leaves a wife, some eight children to mourn, and they mourn as those bereaved.  May the blessing of the Most High rest upon them."  (R‑1, R‑3, R‑11)

Children - Graves

+32.   Hester Ann Graves, b. 11 May 1813, m. Henry Barrier, d. 9 May 1881.

+33.   William M. Graves, b. 31 July 1815, m. Mary Jane Watson, 13 Dec. 1838, d. 14 Aug. 1855 (or 1865).

+34.   Thomas N. Graves, b. 2 March 1818, m. Emily Tabitha Manley, 1 Feb. 1844, d. 21 Nov. 1888.

+35.   Elizabeth Graves, b. 27 Aug. 1820, m. James Harrison, d. 18 Oct. 1871.

+36.   Eliza P. Graves, b. 16 May 1825, m. Andrew J. Harrison, 11 Sept. 1845.

    37.   Mary Graves, b. 15 Feb. 1827, m. Noel Jackson, 15 Sept. 1841.

    38.   John Westley Graves, b. 11 March 1828 (Lincoln Co., TN).

+39.   Sarah Emmaline Graves, b. 19 Aug. 1830, m. Cornelius C. Ruddle, 12 July 1849, d. 23 April 1912.

+40.   Musidora Graves, b. 4 June 1834, m. Francis Marion Harrison, 10 Aug. 1853.

+41.   Samantha Lucinda Graves, b. 20 Sept. 1838, m(1) George Washington Freeman, 17 Jan. 1859, m(2) James Duncan Kelly, Sept. 1865, d. 22 Aug. 1907.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF JACOB GRAVES (2)

Elizabeth Caroline Graves (19) was born about 1818 in TN.  She married Reuben Riggs.  He was born about 1812 in Jackson Co., AL (or in TN, according to the 1850 and 1880 censuses).  He was a farmer.  They were in the 1850 census for Locust Bayou Twp., Ouachita Co., AR, dwelling 5, page 28, where they were living next door to the family of Andrew Riggs, age 31, probably Reuben’s brother.  They were in the 1880 census for River Twp., Calhoun Co., AR, page 129C.

Children - Riggs

+42.   Henry Riggs, b.c. 1837, m. Tenitie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    43.   Sarah Riggs, b.c. 1838 (AL).

    44.   Ann Riggs, b.c. 1839 (AL).

+45.   David Riggs, b.c. 1843, m. Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    46.   Caroline Riggs, b.c. 1846 (TN).  She was still living with her parents in 1880, when her age was given as 31.

    47.   Martha Riggs, b.c. 1848 (AL).

    48.   George Riggs, b.c. 1857 (AR).

    49.   Betty Riggs, b.c. 1862 (AR).

    50.   Reuben Riggs, b.c. 1867 (AR).

    51.   William Riggs, b.c. 1867 (AR).

 

Jacob Graves (20) was born 30 Nov. 1822 in TN, and died 9 Aug. 1916.  He married Lucinda Flick on 8 Dec. 1843.  She was born 30 Sept. 1827 in KY, and died 6 March 1880.  They were in the 1850 census for Pope Co., AR, dwelling 607, page 284.  He was in the 1880 census for Delaware Twp., Logan Co., AR, page 190C, listed as widower, with children George and Sarah.  He was listed as a miller in 1850 and as a farmer in 1880.  All their children were born in AR.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+52.   James M. Graves, b.c. 1845, m. Frances ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    53.   Nancy Graves, b.c. 1847.

+54.   John Graves, b.c. 1851, m. Nancy ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    55.   George W. Graves, b.c. 1859.

    56.   Sarah Graves, b.c. 1866.

 

William Carrel Graves (21) was born 30 March 1826 in Franklin Co., TN (or possibly AL), died 19 April 1888 in Tippah Co., MS, and was buried in Shady Grove Cem., Tippah Co.  He married Louisa Jemima (or Gemima) (“Minnie”) McInturff, daughter of Jasper McInturff and Mary Hammons, on 30 Jan. 1849 in Fayette Co., TN.  She may have been called Jemima or Gemima.  She was born in Jan. 1825 in Jackson Co., AL, died 1 Jan. 1914 in Tippah Co., MS., and was probably also buried in Shady Grove Cem.

The 1850 MS census also listed Susan Simpson, 46, b. AL, and Penny Reynolds, 97, b. VA, living in their home.  The family was in the 1880 census for District 2, Beat 2, Tippah Co., MS, page 409C, listing W. C. Graves, farmer, 54, wife Gimima Graves, 54, and children Martha Ann, 25, Thomas J., 20, W. C., 18, Marion J., 18, and Gimima F., 8.  Son Jacob Thomas Graves was living next door in 1880.  Jemima was living with her daughter Marion in the 1900 census for Ripley, MS.  All their children were born in MS.  (R‑2, R‑8, R‑9, R‑10, R‑13)

Children - Graves

+57.   Louisa Graves, 29 Oct. 1850, m. David Briggs May, 1871, d. 26 May 1946.

    58.   Mary Graves, b.c. 1851.

    59.   Martha Ann Graves, b.c. 1853-1855. In 1900 census for Ripley, Tippah Co., MS, single, b. Feb. 1856, living with her sister Marion.

+60.   James Washington Graves, b. 22 May 1855, m. Amanda Jane Blakeney, c. 1879, d. 17 Dec. 1933.

+61.   Jacob Thompson Graves, b. 5 March 1858, m. Mary Frances Hall, 21 Jan. 1880, d. 8 Nov. 1916.

    62.   Thomas J. Graves, b.c. 1860, d. 1881.

+63.   William Carrel Graves, Jr., b. 2 June 1862, m. Laura Lutitia Whitten, d. 1941.

    64.   Marion J. Graves, b.c. 1868.  She was in the 1900 census for Ripley, Tippah Co., MS, as head of household, b. March 1869, single, with her widowed mother Jemima and her sister Martha living with her.

+65.   Gemima Frances Graves, b. 16 April 1871, m(1) John Henry Pugh, 1889, m(2) Richard Madison Staten, 1898, d. 21 March 1962.

 

James Edgar Graves (22) was born 17 Oct. 1826 in Franklin Co., TN (or AL), died 30 Jan. 1886 in Tippah Co., MS, and was buried in Shelby Creek Cem., on the Tippah Co.-Benton Co. line. He was a farmer, lived on Shelby Creek in Tippah Co., and served in the Civil War in Co. B, 34th MS Inf.  He married Paralee Frances Rainey about 1854.  Her mother was Alma Manerva Ford Rainey and her stepfather was Josiah Rainey.  She was born 13 Feb. 1835 in TN, died 12 Oct. 1911 in MS, and was also buried in Shelby Creek Cem.  All their children were born in Benton Co., MS.  The first one was buried at Curtis Creek Cem., the next 3 at Shelby Creek Cem., the next unknown, the next 2 at Curtis Creek Cem., and the last at Shelby Creek Cem.  (R‑2, R‑7, R‑9)

Children - Graves

+66.   Martha Ellen Graves, b. 17 Feb. 1855, m. Robert Willis Jordan, 16 Nov. 1874 or 1875, d. 3 Dec. 1938.

+67.   William Joel Graves, b. 28 Oct. 1856, m. Martha Louise Jordan, 15 Sept. 1879, d. 26 Nov. 1881.

    68.   Parcey A. Graves, b. 3 Jan. (or 1 March) 1858, never married, d. 28 July 1878 (Tippah Co., MS).

+69.   Margaret Catherine Graves, b. 13 Nov. 1861, m. Aaron C. Alberson, 24 Dec. 1884, d. 16 Feb. 1931.

+70.   Manerecy Frances Graves, b. 10 June 1865, m. Charles David Roberts, 14 Dec. 1885, d.c. 1891-2.

+71.   James Henry Graves, b. 9 Jan. 1869, m. Martha Elizabeth Hobson, 2 Feb. 1891, d. 28 Jan. 1958.

    72.   John Bell Graves, b. 12 Feb. 1872, m. Lougenia (or Lou Genie) Childers, 22 Jan. 1911, d. 29 April (or May) 1941 (Benton Co., MS).  She was b. 24 Feb. 1883 in Ashland, MS, d. 12 April 1941 in Ashland, dau. of Asa Jackson Childers and Alice E. Hefley.  They may not have had any children.  They were in the 1920 census for Beat 3, Benton Co., MS, ED 6, page 15A, dwelling 249, living next to his brother James Henry Graves and his nephew Thomas Edgar Graves.

    73.   Thomas E. Graves, b. 19 March 1874, d. 22 Sept. 1876 (Tippah Co., MS).

 

Thomas Graves (23) was born 27 June 1827 TN, died 21 Nov. 1919, and was buried in Shelby Creek Cem.  He married Eliza Englebright, daughter of John J. Englebright and Mary Stinnett, in 1857.  She was born 18 Jan. 1837 in Yell Co., AR.

The following is from A Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region by Goodspeed, late 1880’s.

“Thomas Graves

This gentlemen is one of those thrifty and energetic farmers of which Searcy County has become well known, and in the conduct of his affairs has shown good judgement and business foresight. He is a native of Tennessee, born 27 September 1827, a son of Jacob and Mary (Counts) Graves, who were born in Connecticut and North Carolina, respectively, but were early residents of Tennessee, from which state the mother was called from life, the father’s death occurring in Mississippi some time after the war, when nearly one hundred years old. He was a farmer and blacksmith by occupation, and a participant in one of the Indian wars under General Jackson. His father, William Graves, was a soldier of the Revolution and was of Irish descent. The maternal grandfather of the  subject of this sketch, John Counts, was of German extraction and also served in the Colonial Army during the Revolution. The subject of this sketch was one of twelve children born to his parents, four of whom are living at this time, and he is the only one of the family who came to this part of the state. He and three brothers, John, William and Jacob, served in the Union Army during the Civil War and were brave and faithful soldiers to the cause they espoused. The early days of  Thomas Graves were spent in Tennessee and Mississippi, and unfortunately he received only a small amount of schooling. In 1849 he became a resident of Arkansas and located in Yell County on the Arkansas River. From that section he enlisted in the Third Arkansas Cavalry of Volunteers, under Col. Lyon, and during the eighteen months that he was in the service he fought some hard battles, and was wounded near Dardnelle, on the Arkansas River, by a gunshot, which so undermined his constitution that he has never enjoyed good health since. He was wounded three time in the same fight. After the war he returned to Yell County, but in 1874 he came to Searcy County, and here he has become a well-known and well to do citizen. He is the owner of 320 acres of fine farming land on Bear Creek, the result of his own foresight, good management and energy, and he has always interested himself in anything to the benefit of his section. His farm is situated ten miles from the town of Marshall and that place is his post office address. He was married in Yell County to Miss Eliza Englebright, a daughter of John J and Mary (Stinnett) Englebright, who were of English and Irish descent respectively, the former being a native of the Hoosier state and a son of John J Englebright. The Englebrights were early settlers of Yell County and the grandfather died there in 1849, his son John also passing from there in 1888. Mrs Englebright was born in Georgia and was a daughter of Maj. Henry Stinnett. Mrs Stinnett was one of eleven children born to her parents, four of whom are living at this time. Mrs. Graves was born 18 January 1837 in Yell County AR, where she obtained a good education in the common schools. In 1857 her union with Mr. Graves was consummated, and they have long been connected with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. They have no family.”  (R‑5)

 

George Washington Graves (24) was born 19 Sept. 1829 in AL.  He first married Martha Ann Hopper.  He married second Sarah Rebecca James.  He and his second wife were in the 1880 census for Scott Twp., Poinsett Co., AR, page 485C.  He was a farmer.  Both his children were born in AR, and both were probably by his first marriage.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+74.   Thomas Jefferson Graves, b. 7 July 1855, m. Martha Ann Reaves, d. 21 July 1896.

    75.   William James Graves, b. 6 Jan. 1858, d. 3 April 1879.

 

Hester ("Hettie") Graves (26) was born about 1833 in Jackson Co., AL, and died about 1876.  She may have been a twin of Nancy.  She married Wyatt Simpson about 1848. All the children listed below were mentioned in the probate papers of Jacob Graves.  According to R‑2, William Simpson should also be included as a child.  (R‑2, R‑9)

Children - Simpson

    76.   James Simpson

+77.   Mary Elizabeth Simpson, b.c. 1860, m. Frank Hobson.

    78.   Martha Jane Simpson, m. Jacob Brock (of Texas).

+79.   Sarah C. Simpson, b. 1864, m. Moses Washington Alberso, 9 Aug. 1888.

    80.   William Simpson

 

Catherine M. (“Katie”) Graves (27) was born about 1835 in Jackson Co., AL, and died about 1879.  She first married George W. Weeks.  (His name was given as Meeks by some sources, but the 1880 census seems to give the spelling as Weeks for all family members.)  She married second J. F. McDowell on 12 March 1868.  All the children listed below were mentioned in the probate papers of Jacob Graves.  (R‑2, R‑9, R‑11)

Children - Weeks

    81.   John Weeks

    82.   William M. Weeks, b.c. 1856.  He was probably the one who was living with his in-laws T. and M. Weatherall in the 1880 census in Choctaw Co., MS.

    83.   Guy Weeks, b.c. 1863 (MS).  Listed in the 1880 census for Benton Co., MS, living with the family of his uncle F. M. Graves.

Children - McDowell

    84.   Sarah Jane (“Jennie”) McDowell, m. John D. Peeler.  There was a J. D. Peeler, b.c. 1852 in MS, in the 1880 census for Beat 4, Benton Co., MS, living with his father M. E. Peeler, and daughter Lucy F. Peeler, b.c. 1876, but no wife.

 

Martha Jane Graves (28) was born about 1836 in Jackson Co., AL, died about 1879 in Carthage, Jasper Co., MO, and was buried in Jasper Co., MO.  She married Dawson B. Day about 1857.  He was born about 1826 in NC, and died and was buried in Carthage, MO.  The following children were mentioned in the probate papers of Jacob Graves.  (R‑2, R‑9)

Children - Day

    85.   George W. Day

+86.   Martha Ellen Day, b. 12 June 1866, m. Thomas Walter Ward, 20 Dec. 1887, d. 27 Aug. 1921.

+87.   Laura Alice Day, b. 4 April 1869, m. William Henry Duncan, d. 9 May 1948.

    88.   Eugenia Day, b. 1874 (MO), d. 8 Jan. 1888 (Carthage, Jasper Co., MO).

 

Francis Marion Graves (30), also known as Marion F. Graves, was born 17 Jan. 1839 in Hardeman Co., TN, died 14 Oct. 1902 (or Feb. 1903) in MS, and was buried in Shady Grove Cem., Tippah Co., MS.  He married Louisa J. ("Lou") Thomas on 5 July 1860 in MS.  She was born 15 Dec. 1838 in MS, died 17 July 1896, and was also buried in Shady Grove Cem.  The family was listed in the 1880 census of Beat 4, Benton Co., MS.  Francis was in the 1900 census for Ripley, Tippah Co., MS, widowed, living with the family of his daughter Elizabeth; his children Belvie and Robert were also living with him in 1900.    All their children were born in MS.  (R‑2, R‑7)

Children - Graves

+89.   William Jacob Graves, b. Dec. 1861, m(1) Florence Lela Persons, m(2) Roberta E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1900.

+90.   Elizabeth Ellen Graves, b. Feb. 1865, m. William Columbus Johnson, c. 1880, d. 1955.

+91.   Nancy Jane Graves, b.c. 1867, m. James Nathanial Hobson, 2 Oct. 1890, d. 1935.

+92.   Eva O. Graves, b. 18 Feb. 1870, m. John Bayers Tidwell, 24 Feb. 1887, d. 12 May 1958.

+93.   John Henry Graves, b. 10 Sept. 1872, m. Lucy Jane Hobson, 28 Jan. 1892, d. 17 Nov. 1943.

+94.   James Wesley Graves, b.c. 1875, m. Mary Lucinda May, 23 March 1891, d. 1963.

+95.   Louis Gamble Graves, b. 22 Sept. 1879, m. Rosa Anna Kathleen Hobson, 19 Nov. 1899, d. 6 July 1981.

    96.   Ollie Graves, b. Sept. 1882.

    97.   Robert M. Graves, b. Dec. 1885.

    98.   Belva (“Belvie”) Lee Graves, b. July 1887, d. 1978.

 

Henry L. Graves (31) was born 24 Feb. 1845 in Tippah Co., MS, and died 6 Dec. 1930 in Ripley, MS.  His full name was given by descendant Joan Graves Morris as Marion Henry Graves.  He married Elizabeth Henson (or C. Elizabeth Hamer) 17 Oct. 1866.  She was listed in the 1880 census as S. E. Graves and in the 1910 census as Cyntha E Graves.  She was born 20 Feb. 1845 in MS, and died 21 July 1920.  They were both buried in Shady Grove Cem., Tippah Co., MS.  The family was listed in the 1880 census of Beat 4, Benton Co., MS.  They were in the 1910 census of Ripley town, Beat 2, Tippah Co., MS, ED 97, page 4A, living between their sons Francis M. and William J.  They were in the 1920 census for Ripley, Tippah Co., MS, ED 105, page 7B, family 137, with their son Francis living with them.  All their children were born in MS.  (R‑2, R‑7)

Children - Graves

+99.   Francis Marion Graves, b. 26 July 1867, m(1) Mary Lena Frazier, m(2) Mrs. Lula Cindy (Roach) Powell, d. 16 Dec. 1937.

    100.    Mary C. ("Mollie") Graves, b.c. 1870.

    101.    Martha E. Graves, b.c. 1872.

+102.    William J. Graves, b.c. 1871-1874, m. Cassie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    103.    James H. ("Jim") Graves, b.c. 1876.

    104.    Thomas J. ("Jeff") Graves, b.c. 1879.

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN R. GRAVES (6) AND AGNESS NOE

Hester Ann Graves (32) was born 11 May 1813 in Franklin Co., TN, and died 9 May 1881 in Madison Co., TN.  She married Henry Barrier before 1831.  He was born 1 Jan. 1807, and died 12 Aug. 1874 in Madison Co., TN.  (R‑11)

Children - Barrier

    105.    Mary E. Barrier, b.c. 1831.

    106.    John W. Barrier, b. 30 March 1833, d. 18 Sept. 1861 (TN).

    107.    Charles L. Barrier, b. 7 Dec. 1835, d. 9 Feb. 1862.

    108.    Agnes J. Barrier, b.c. 1839.

    109.    Thomas J. Barrier, b.c. 1844, m. Minnie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1931 (Madison Co., TN).  She was b. in 1854 and d. in 1940 in Madison Co.

    110.    Jemima C. Barrier, b.c. 1845.

+111.    William Franklin Barrier, b. 19 Oct. 1848, m. Emma Alice Edwards, 18 May 1873, d. 11 Aug. 1929.

 

William M. Graves (33) was born 31 July 1815 in TN, and died before 1880 (14 Aug. 1855/1865 per R‑11).  He married Mary Jane Watson, called Jane, on 13 Dec. 1838.  She was born 30 Aug. 1820 and died 18 May 1905, both in TN.  They moved from Madison Co., TN, to Lauderdale Co., TN.  Jane was in the 1880 census for District 2, Lauderdale Co., TN, page 92B, living with her daughter M. M. Glenn, and listed as a widow.  (R‑3, R‑6, R‑11)

Children - Graves

+112.    Susan E. Graves, b. 25 Oct. 1839, m. Albert L. Rains, 22 Dec. 1859, d.c. 1885.

    113.    Martha Jane Graves, b. 21 April 1841, d. 28 May 1860.

+114.    Thomas Henry Graves, b. 8 March 1843, m. Mattie Jane Johnson, 16 Feb. 1871, d. 10 Jan. 1921.

+115.    Mary Mollie Graves, b. 7 Juy 1846, m. William Rainey Glenn, 15 Dec. 1870, d. 30 May 1931.

+116.    John R. Graves, b. 8 March 1849, m. Juda Koonce.

    117.    James Madison Graves, b. 2 Nov. 1851, m. Mary Baker, d. 28 May 1905.

+118.    George P. Graves, b. 1 Nov. 1853, m. Mollie Parish.

    119.    William H. Graves, b. 14 Aug. 1855 (or 1865), d. 10 Sept. 1869.

    120.    Joseph Robert Graves, b. 8 May 1858, d. 4 Sept. 1863.

    121.    Infant, b. 7 April 1863, d. 26 May 1863.

 

Thomas N. Graves (34) was born 2 March 1818 in Franklin Co., TN, and died 21 Nov. 1888 in Gibson Co., TN.  He was married to Emily Tabitha Manley on 1 Feb. 1844 in Madison Co., TN, by Thomas Garmwell, minister.  She was born 14 March 1828 and died 30 May 1897.  All their children were born in Madison Co., TN.  They were in the 1880 census for Possum Pond, Gibson Co., TN, page 375D, with their surname spelled as Greves, and their last 4 children still living at home.  (R‑1, R‑11)

Children - Graves

+122.    Martha Ann Graves, b. 2 June 1845, m. William A. Thompson, d. 5 March 1925.

+123.    John Horace Graves, b. 10 April 1847, m. Sarah Jane Thompson, 10 Nov. 1867, d. 20 Aug. 1925.

    124.    Sarah E. Graves, b. 17 April 1849, d. 30 Aug. 1850.

    125.    Charles A. Graves, b. 20 Dec. 1850, d. 17 Aug. 1862.  Bur. in Hill Cem., Madison Co., TN.  Footstone in Cobb/Love Cem., Madison Co., TN.

    126.    Calab (or Caleb) M. Graves, b. 26 Aug. 1853, d. 29 Aug. 1854.

    127.    Mary Louise Graves, b. 15 Aug. 1855, d. 26 Sept. 1862.  Bur. in Cobb/Love Cem., Madison Co., TN.

    128.    William A. Graves, b. 7 March 1858, d. 22 Sept. 1862.

    129.    Lucinda E. Graves, b. 6 March 1860, d. 11 July 1860.  Bur. in Hill Cem., Madison Co., TN.  Footstone in Cobb/Love Cem., Madison Co., TN.

    130.    Emily T. Graves, b. 13 April 1862, never married, d. 14 Feb. 1947.  Bur. Bethpage Cem., Gibson Co., TN.

    131.    Robert Lee Graves, b. 28 Dec. 1863, m. Mary E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 8 June 1937.  She was b. 2 Feb. 1862, d. 2 March 1896.  He was probably living in St. Louis, MO in 1930, appearing in that census on page 12B.

    132.    Virginia Ann ("Jenny") Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1866, m(1) William Noonan, m(2) William Justice, m(3) Kin Kelly, d. after 1942.  Kin Kelly was a great-uncle of Bill W. Kelley.  Jenny and William had two children.

    133.    George Corneilious Graves, b. 26 Nov. 1869, d. 17 Dec. 1934.

 

Elizabeth Graves (35) was born 27 Aug. 1820 in Franklin Co., TN, died 18 Oct. 1870, and was buried in Cobb/Love Cem., near Medon, TN, in Madison Co.  She married James Harrison, son of John Harrison.  He was born about 1818 in NC.

James Harrison was granted letters of administration for the estate of his deceased father, John Harrison, in the March term, 1846, of Madison Co., TN Court, as well as guardianship of minors of John Harrison, viz., Andrew J., Robert T., Sarah J., Francis M., Charles L., and Thomas J. L./C. Harrison, in the August term, 1847, of the County Court.

According to the Federal Census records of 1850 and 1860 of Madison Co., TN, Civil District 2, with the post office at Medon, TN, James Harrison, a wagon/carriage maker, and Elizabeth, his wife, had children: John T., William F. (or H.?), Sarah E., James A., Agnes M., and Margaret.  In 1870 the Madison Co., TN, census of the 2nd Dist., post office Medon, TN, showed James Harrison, a miller, with wife E., and children named only by initials of A., a 22 yr. old male, A., an 18 yr. old male, M., 23 yr. old male, J., 20 yr. old female, and F., 24 yr. old male.  All were born in TN.

James Harrison may have married a second time after Elizabeth's death, since the 1880 census for Gibson Co., TN, Civil Dist. 24, lists a James Harrison, miller, at the right age, b. NC, whose wife, Minerva, is 48, born in TN.  In this household no. 31, p. 374-B of the census, are also Margaret Griffey, dau., age 28, b. TN, father b. in NC, and mother in TN.  Others listed are Charles Griffey, 6, grandson, b. TN; Johnnie Griffy, 1, granddau., b. TN; and Margaret Reed, 62, sister-in-law, b. TN.

This seems to indicate that James secondly married Minerva ‑‑‑‑‑‑, who was born about 1832 in TN, and he moved to Gibson Co., TN.  Living next door in 1880 was a James Harrison, age 36, miller, b. TN (whose father was b. NC, and mother b. TN), his wife Fannie, and their 3 children Alice, age 10, Phillip, age 5, and Duncan, age 4.  (R‑11)

Children - Harrison

+134.    John Thomas Harrison, b. 30 Sept. 1838, m. Nancy Margaret Givens, 16 May 1867, d. 30 Dec. 1881.

+135.    William H. Harrison, b. 19 Sept. 1840, m. Martha J. McGlon, c. 1861, d. 22 April 1909.

    136.    Sarah E. Harrison, b.c. 1842 (TN).

+137.    James A. Harrison, b.c. 1844, m. Fannie A. Campbell, 23 Dec. 1869.

    138.    Agnes M. Harrison, b.c. 1847 (TN).

+139.    Margaret Harrison, b.c. 1852, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Griffey.

 

Eliza P. Graves (36) was born 16 May 1825 in Franklin Co., TN.  She married Andrew J. Harrison on 11 Sept. 1845 in Madison Co., TN.  He was born about 1827 in TN, and was a son of John Harrison and a brother of James Harrison who married Eliza's sister, Elizabeth.  The children shown below were listed in the 1850 and 1860 census of Dist. 3, P.O. Denmark, Madison Co., TN, and the 1880 census of Dist. 2, Lauderdale Co., TN.  All the children were born in TN.  (R‑11)

Children - Harrison

    140.    Thomas B. Harrison, b.c. 1846.

    141.    Agnes A. M. Harrison, b.c. 1849.

+142.    Musidora Harrison, b.c. 1852, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hill.

 

Sarah Emmaline Graves (39) was born 19 Aug. 1830 in Lincoln Co., TN, and died 23 April 1912 in Obion Co., TN.  She married Cornelius C. Ruddle, son of Stephen Ruddell and Sarah Kirk, on 12 July 1849 in Madison Co., TN.  He was born 22 June. 1818 in Woodford Co., KY, died 7 March 1885 in Madison Co., TN, and was buried in Cobb/Love Cem., Madison Co., TN.  (R‑11)

Children - Ruddle

+143.    Musidora Elizabeth Ruddle, b. 14 May 1850, m. George Gaston Thompson, 15 Dec. 1870.

+144.    Sarah Agnes Ruddle, b. 12 Feb. 1853, m. James Michael Thompson, 8 Feb. 1872, d. 1 Aug. 1896.

+145.    Martha Ann Samantha Ruddle, b. 17 Dec. 1854, m. Francis M. Raines, 3 Jan. 1873.

    146.    William Newton Ruddle, b. 22 Jan. 1857, d. 17 July 1876.  Bur. Cobb/Love Cem.

+147.    Mary Eliza Ruddle, b. 27 Feb. 1859, m. William Spencer Marsh, 24 Dec. 1876, d. 26 May 1940.

+148.    John Stephen Ruddle, b. 18 June 1861, m. Lulu Duncan, 25 Dec. 1884, d. 14 Feb. 1894.

    149.    Thomas Robert Ruddle, b. 31 Aug. 1863, d. 22 Dec. 1863.

+150.    Margaret Virginia Ruddle, b. 18 Nov. 1864, m. Charles B. Ford, 17 Dec. 1885.

+151.    James Noel Ruddle, b. 13 July 1867, m(1) Laura Tharp, 2 Aug. 1893, m(2) Lydia Speight, 8 June 1899.

+152.    Emma Moffet Ruddle, b. 28 April 1870, m. Charles J. Clark, 7 Dec. 1890, d. 20 June 1907.

 

Musidora Graves (40) was born 4 June 1834 in TN.  She married Francis Marion Harrison on 10 Aug. 1853 in Madison Co., TN.  He was born about 1834 in TN, and was a son of John Harrison and a brother of James Harrison and Andrew J. Harrison who married Musidora's sisters, Elizabeth and Eliza.  They lived in Medon, TN, in 1860, and in Dist. 2, Lauderdale Co., TN, in 1880.  The following children, all born in TN, are from these two censuses; it is likely there were other children.  (R‑11)

Children - Harrison

    153.    John Harrison, b.c. 1854.

    154.    William T. Harrison, b.c. 1856.

    155.    Mary Harrison, b.c. 1859-60.

    156.    Emma L. Harrison, b.c. 1866.

    157.    Ada Harrison, b.c. 1873.

    158.    Ida Harrison, b.c. 1879.

 

Samantha Lucinda Graves (41) was born 20 Sept. 1838, died 22 Aug. 1907, and was buried in Cobb/Love Cem., all in Medon, Madison Co., TN.  She first married George Washington Freeman on 17 Jan. 1859.  It is not known what happened to him.  She married second James Duncan Kelly, son of John Franklin Kelly and Sarah Emerson, in Sept. 1865 at Teague Station, Hardeman Co., TN, after he returned from the Civil War.  He was born 14 Jan. 1836 in Moore Co., NC, died 12 Aug. 1893 in Medon, Madison Co., TN, and was buried 13 Aug. 1893 in Cobb/Love Cem., Medon.  All their children were born in Hardeman Co., TN.  (R‑11)

Children - Freeman

    159.    Sarah Emiline Freeman, b.c. 1860.

    160.    John Thomas Freeman, b.c. 1862.

Children - Kelly

    161.    Almeda Kelly, b. Oct. 1866, never married, d. Nov. 1899.

+162.    Darthula Agness Kelly, b. 11 Oct. 1867, m(1) James Goodman, m(2) John Robert Marsh, 1896, d. 8 July 1954.

+163.    Aaron Duncan Kelly, b. 13 July 1871, m. Emma Pirtle, 1892, d. 20 Feb. 1952.

+164.    Ada Lenora Kelly, b. 23 April 1874, m. James Manley Marsh, 4 May 1897, d. 6 Sept. 1958.

    165.    Mathilda Catherine Kelly, b. 10 July 1880, never married, d. 26 June 1893.  Bur. Cobb/Love Cem., Madison Co., TN, near Medon.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH C. GRAVES (19) AND REUBEN RIGGS

Henry Riggs (42) was born about 1837 or 1838 in AL.  He married Tenitie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1839 in TN.  He was a farmer.  They were in the 1880 census for River Twp., Calhoun Co., AR, page 129C, living close to his parents.  All their children were born in AR.

Children - Riggs

    166.    William Riggs, b.c. 1869.

    167.    Bettey Riggs, b.c. 1872.

    168.    Deley A. Riggs, b.c. 1875.

 

David Riggs (45) was born about 1843 in AL.  He married Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1850 in NC.  He was a farmer.  They were in the 1880 census for River Twp., Calhoun Co., AR, page 129C, living close to his parents.  All their children were born in AR.

Children - Riggs

    169.    Sarah Riggs, b.c. 1874.

    170.    Reuben Riggs, b.c. 1875.

    171.    Allice Riggs, b.c. 1879.

 

CHILDREN OF JACOB GRAVES (20) AND LUCINDA FLICK

James M. Graves (52) was born about 1845 in AR.  He married Frances ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1848 in AR.  He was a farmer.  They were in the 1880 census for Delaware Twp., Logan Co., AR, page 190C.  All their children were born in AR.

Children - Graves

    172.    George Graves, b.c. 1873.

    173.    Mary L. Graves, b.c. 1878.

    174.    Martha J. Graves, b. 1880.

 

John Graves (54) was born about 1851 in AR.  He married Nancy ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1851 in MO.  He was a farmer.  They were in the 1880 census for Delaware Twp., Logan Co., AR, page 188C.  All their children were born in AR.

Children - Graves

    175.    Jacob R. Graves, b.c. 1873.

    176.    George Graves, b.c. 1875.

    177.    Robert Graves, b.c. 1879.

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM C. GRAVES (21) AND GEMIMA M. McINTURFF

Louisa Graves (57) was born 29 Oct. 1850 in AL, died 26 May 1946, and was buried in Shady Grove Cem.  She married David Briggs May, son of William Allen May and Sarah Ann Hobson, in 1871.  He was born 26 Dec. 1849 in VA, and died 9 June 1890.  He was also buried in Shady Grove Cem.  They were in the 1880 census for Tippah Co., MS, when he was a laborer.  She was in the 1900 census for Ripley, Tippah Co., MS, widowed.  All their children were born in MS.  (R‑2)

Children - May

+178.    William D. May, b. Feb. 1875, m(1) Addie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1898, m(2) Willie Bell Summers.

    179.    Rosa May, m. W. Allen Reed, 22 Dec. 1892.  He was b. in March 1860, d. in 1943 in TX, son of William Reed and Sarah G. Whitley.

    180.    Effie May, b. Aug. 1883, m. Charlie Newton Dickerson.  He was b. in 1881, son of William Newton Dickerson and Nancy J. Day.

    181.    Etta May, b. Nov. 1889.

 

James Washington Graves (60) was born 22 May 1855 in MS, and died 17 Dec. 1933.  He married Amanda (“Mandy”) Jane Blakeney about 1879.  She was born 20 June 1862 in MS, and died 21 Jan. 1949.  They were both buried in Shady Grove Baptist Church Cem., Ripley, Tippah Co., MS.  Their birth and death dates, and place of burial are from the Tippah Co. page of rootsweb.com.

The 1880 census for District 2, Beat 2, Tippah Co., MS, page 401C, shows James W. Graves, 25, with wife M. J. Graves, 17, no children.  They were in the 1900 census for Ripley, Tippah Co., MS, with 4 of their 7 children still living.  They were in the 1910 census for Ripley, MS, with 6 of their 9 children still living.  They were in the 1920 census for Beat 1, Tippah Co., MS, with his wife listed as Mary Jane Graves, and their 3 youngest children still at home.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in MS.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    182.    Willie C. Graves, b. April 1885.

    183.    Merrian M. Graves, b. March 1889.

    184.    Fred T. Graves, b. Feb. 1894.

    185.    Lillie (or Lilly) Alford Graves, b. Sept. 1897, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Scally.

    186.    Eddie Graves, b.c. 1903.

    187.    Frank Merritt Graves, b.c. 1904.

 

Jacob Thompson Graves (61) was born 5 March 1858 in MS, and died 8 Nov. 1916.  He was known his whole life as J T Graves.  His  middle name was given, apparently incorrectly, as Thomas by one source.  There exists no primary evidence for his middle name, but there is secondary evidence that the name was Thompson.  Social security applications from two of his children, Lonnie Edward Graves (in 1956) and Sallie Elizabeth (“Bell”) Graves Melton (in 1965), both give his name as Jacob Thompson Graves.

He married Mary Frances (“Fannie”) Hall, daughter of J. W. Hall and Mary C. Brotherton, on 21 Jan. 1880.  She was born in 1864 in Tippah Co., MS, died in 1938, and was buried in Harmony Cem.  They were in the 1880 census for Tippah Co., MS, living next to his parents.  They were in the 1900 census for Ripley, Tippah Co., MS, with 10 of their 10 children still living.  Her mother was living with them in 1900, incorrectly listed as Mary C. Graves, born Dec. 1839, widowed, 1 of her 2 children still living.  Jacob was a farmer.  All their children were born in MS.  (R‑2, R‑13)

Children - Graves

+188.    Lonnie Edward Graves, b. 5 Oct. 1881, m. Mary Minerva Street, 22 Dec. 1901, d. 16 May 1963.

+189.    William Douglas Graves, b. 2 Feb. 1883, m. Sallie Addie Childers, 31 Dec. 1908, d. 15 Aug. 1943.

+190.    George Franklin Graves, b. 2 March 1885, m. Fannie Doretha Bailey, d. 24 July 1945.

+191.    Sallie Elizabeth Graves, b. 2 March 1887, m. John Melton, March 1910, d. 19 Dec. 1975.

+192.    James Thomas Graves, b. 30 April 1891 (or 1889), m. Myrtle Beatrice Melton, d. 22 July 1957.

    193.    Mary Ada Graves, b. 9 Dec. 1892 (or 1891), m. James Arthur Gray, d. 9 Feb. 1973.  He was b. 20 Sept. 1882 and d. 15 June 1963.

+194.    Thomas Lee Graves, b. 30 April 1896 (or Jan. 1894), m. Lillie Curle, 1 Dec. 1915.

+195.    Annie Lou Graves, b. 31 March 1898 (or 1896), m. William Terry Akin, d. 15 April 1966.

+196.    Walter Palmer Graves, b. Jan. 1898, m. Estelle Gary, d. 21 Nov. 1957.

+197.    Charley Holcolm Graves, b. 2 Feb. 1900, m. Evelyn Shelton.

    198.    Kenneth Young Graves, b. 12 April 1904, m. Gladys Vashti McGill, 24 May 1930, d. 31 Dec. 1937.  She was b. 14 June 1907, dau. of Henry Augustus McGill and Veshti Steen Tate.

 

William Carrel Graves, Jr. (63) was born 2 June 1862 in Tippah Co., MS, died in 1941, and was buried in Shady Grove Cem.  He married Laura Lutitia Whitten, daughter of Ransom Whitten and Elizabeth Linville, on 23 Dec. 1884.  She was born 6 March 1866, died 30 June 1908 in New Albany, MS, and was buried in Shady Grove Cem., Tippah Co., MS.  Their children were probably all born in Tippah Co., MS.  (R‑2, R‑13)

Children - Graves

+199.    Etta Graves, b. 21 Oct. 1885, m. William Anderson Street, 25 Dec. 1904, d. 16 Sept. 1908.

    200.    William Rufus Graves, b. 30 Oct. 1887, d. 14 Oct. 1908 (New Albany, MS).

+201.    Jemima Elizabeth Graves, b. 26 March 1889, m. William Henry Presley Jobe, 23 Aug. 1908.

    202.    Malissa Pearl Graves, b. 22 Feb. 1891, d. 8 Sept. 1892.

    203.    Carrie Bell Graves, b. 15 March 1893, d. 1 July 1908 (New Albany, MS).

    204.    Thomas Lee Graves, b. 26 July 1895, d. July 1924.

+205.    Lewis Clair Graves, b. 21 April 1897, m. Estelle Perry, 5 May 1904, d. 4 May 1949.

+206.    Grace Catherine Graves, b. 13 March 1899, m. Robert Emmett White, d. 12 Dec. 1972.

+207.    Carrel Young Graves, b. 22 Jan. 1901, m. Lillian Lucille Stanford, 10 July 1921, d. 20 Oct. 1977.

+208.    Harvey Marion Graves, b. 27 Dec. 1903, m. Ottie Lee Smith, 5 June 1937, d. 31 March 1976.

    209.    Lovey Ann Graves, b. 22 Feb. 1907, m. Oscar Jack Howell.  He was b. 27 March 1907.

 

Gemima Frances ("Fannie") Graves (65) was born 16 April 1871 near Gravestown, Benton Co., MS (at that time it was Tippah Co.), and died 21 March 1962.  She first married John Henry Pugh, son of John David Pugh and Millie Adelaide Allen, in 1889.  She married second Richard Madison Staten in 1898.  He was born 12 April 1873 in Randolph, Pontotoc Co., MS, and died 7 Jan. 1934 in Shady Grove, Tippah Co., MS.  They were in the 1900 census for Ripley, Tippah Co., MS, living with her unmarried sister Marion.  (R‑8, R‑10, R‑13)

Children - Pugh

+210.    Luther Pearl Pugh, b. Jan. 1890, married.

Children - Staten

    211.    Lulabel Staten, b. 15 Aug. 1900, d. 2 July 1965.

    212.    William Madison Staten, b. 8 March 1902.

    213.    Samuel Byron Staten, b. 8 Aug. 1904, d. 27 March 1930.

    214.    Charles Lafayette Staten, b. 28 Dec. 1906, d. 4 May 1987.

    215.    Marietta Staten, b. 14 March 1909.

    216.    Walter Epting Staten, b. 4 March 1910.

+217.    Alma Francis Staten, b. 4 Nov. 1912, m. Robert Louis Graves, d. 2 April 1987.

+218.    Elizabeth Staten, b. 15 Nov. 1915, m. Aubrey Burns Patterson, 22 April 1939.

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES E. GRAVES (22) AND PARALEE F. ‑‑‑‑‑‑

Martha Ellen (“El”) Graves (66), was born 17 Feb. 1855 in Ashland, MS, died 3 Dec. 1938, and was buried in Curtis Creek Cem., Ashland, MS.  She married Robert Willis Jordan, son of James Artemus Jordan and Marinda Casey, on 16 Nov. 1874 or 1875 in Benton Co., MS.  He was born 14 Sept. 1855 in Ashland, MS, died 14 Jan. 1944, and was also buried in Curtis Creek Cem., Ashland, MS.  (R‑2)

Children - Jordan

    219.    Daisy Jordan, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Grisham.

    220.    Charles Jordan

    221.    Sally Jordan

    222.    Luther Jordan

    223.    James Artemus Jordan, b. 1877.

+224.    Ollie Anna Jordan, b. 4 Aug. 1892, m. Pinkney Moore Shelton.

+225.    Margaret Lou Ella Jordan, b. 1896, m. William Jesse Childers, 13 Dec. 1916, d. 17 April 1990.

 

William Joel Graves (67) was born 28 Oct. 1856 and died 26 Nov. 1881.  He married Martha Lou Jordan on 15 Sept. 1879 in Tippah Co., MS.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    226.    Ella Graves

    227.    William Joel Graves, Jr.

 

Margaret Catherine Graves (69) was born 13 Nov. 1861 in Benton Co., MS, died 16 Feb. 1931, and was buried in Shelby Creek Cem., Tippah Co., MS.  She married Aaron C. John Alberson (also referred to as John C. Alberson), son of Charles Alberson and Catherine B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 24 Dec. 1884 in Tippah Co.  He was born in 1856, died in 1887, and was also buried in Shelby Creek Cem.  (R‑2, R‑9)

Children - Alberson

+228.    Frances Catherine Alberson, b. 30 Oct. 1886, m. William Henry Stroup, 15 Dec. 1903, d. 18 July 1975.

 

Manerecey Frances Graves (70), called “Fannie”, was born 10 June 1865 and died about 1892 in AR or OK.  She married Charlie David Roberts on 14 Dec. 1885 in Tippah Co., MS.  He was born 16 Dec. 1861 and died 18 Nov. 1900.  (R‑2)

Children - Roberts

    229.    Effie Paralee Roberts, b. 6 May 1887, m. William Charlie Reed, d. 5 March 1978.

    230.    Willie Berthenia Roberts, b. Feb. 1889, m(1) Charlie Hill or Hall, m (2) John Henry Reed, d. 4 June 1934.  Willie is the grandmother of Mrs. Pat (Reed) Clemons.

 

James (“Jimmy”) Henry Graves (71) was born 9 Jan. 1869 in MS, died 28 Jan. 1958, and was buried in Curtis Creek Cem., Benton Co., MS.  He married Martha Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Hobson, daughter of John A. Calhoun Hobson and Nancy Jane Pugh, on 2 Feb. 1891.  She was born 3 Jan. 1873 in MS, died 3 Dec. 1963, and was also buried in Curtis Creek Cem., MS.

They were in the 1910 census for Beat 3, District 6, Benton Co., MS, page 72A.  They were in the 1920 census for Beat 3, Benton Co., MS, ED 6, page 15A, dwelling 251, where he was listed as Jimmie and his wife as Lizzie.  They were in the 1930 census for Beat 3, Benton Co., MS, ED 6, page 9B, with no children in their household, but living next door to son Vardaman Graves.  All their children were born in MS.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+231.    Thomas Edgar Graves, b. 23 Oct. 1891, m. Samathia Lee Duncan, d. 24 Oct. 1968.

+232.    Lucy Beatrice Graves, b. 23 June 1893, m. John Bunyan Childers, 13 Dec. 1913, d. 11 Sept. 1979.

+233.    Clyde L. Graves, b.c. 1897, m. Lillie Houston.

    234.    Clayton Graves

+235.    James Vardaman Graves, b.c. 1904, m. Jessie Ford.

+236.    Addie Earl Graves b. 17 Feb. 1906, m. Fred Martin, 23 Dec. 1927.

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE W. GRAVES (24)

Thomas Jefferson Graves (74) was born 7 July 1855 in AR, and died 21 July 1896 in Bear Creek, AR.  He married Martha Ann Reaves.  She was born about 1862 and died 9 Nov. 1892.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+237.    Marvin Andrew Graves, b. 2 Nov. 1883, m. Lena Rivers Hall, d. 8 July 1956.

    238.    Cleva Jane Graves, b. 11 Oct. 1886, d. 22 June 1887.

    239.    Mary Ann Graves, b. 27 Dec. 1887, d. 1892.

    240.    James William Graves, b. 9 Dec. 1889.

    241.    John Todd Graves, b. 4 Jan. 1892, d. 3 Sept. 1919.

 

CHILDREN OF HESTER GRAVES (26) AND WYATT SIMPSON

Mary Elizabeth Simpson (77), possibly called Elizabeth, was born about 1860 in MS.  She married Frank Hobson, son of John Pierson Hobson and Rebecca Ward.  He was born about 1857 in MS, and both his parents were born in AL.  Frank and Mary were in the 1880 census for District 2, Beat 2, Tippah Co., MS, page 403D, with 1 child and Mary’s unmarried sister Sarah Simpson living with them.

Children - Hobson

    242.    John B. Hobson, b.c. 1880 (MS).

 

Sarah C. Simpson (79) was born in 1864 in MS.  She married Moses Washington Alberson, son of Charles Alberson and Catherine B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 9 Aug. 1888.  He was born 12 Feb. 1863, died in 1923, and was buried in Friendship Cem., Benton Co., MS.  (R‑2)

Children - Alberson

+243.    Charles Washington Alberson, b. 27 Jan. 1892, m(1) Willie Ethel Linville, 2 Jan. 1916, m(2) Jettie L. Childers, 10 May 1939, d. 30 March 1949.

+244.    Ollie Vanna Alberson, b. 1 Jan. 1895, m. Edgar Rufus Hensley, d. 3 Oct. 1990.

+245.    Hattie Josephine Alberson, b. 30 Sept. 1899, m. William Oliver Lindsey, d. 24 July 1988.

 

CHILDREN OF MARTHA J. GRAVES (28) AND DAWSON  B. DAY

Martha Ellen Day (86) was born 12 June 1866, died 27 Aug. 1921, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cem.  She married Thomas Walter Ward, son of Enoch Pinkney Ward and Lucindia Houston, on 20 Dec. 1887 in Ashland, MS.  He was born 7 June 1866, died 21 Aug. 1909 in TX, and was buried in Corgill Cem., Gatesville, TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Ward

    246.    Thomas Lawrence Ward, b. 28 Dec. 1888, d. 1 May 1901.

+247.    Arthur Guy Ward, b. 4 Aug 1890, m. Effie E. Elliott, 22 July 1923, d. 4 March 1974.

+248.    Charley Fred Ward, b. 10 July 1892, m. Ada Graves, d. 27 Aug. 1917.

+249.    Pink Alexander Ward, b. 4 Aug. 1894, m. Myrtle Lee Graves (#288), d. 10 Sept. 1971.

    250.    Jettie Pearl Ward, b. 19 Dec. 1896, d. 12 Aug. 1911.

    251.    Henry Etta Ward, b. 19 Dec. 1903, m. Hubert Madison Graves (#301), 26 Oct. 1925, d. 20 March 1985.  See #301 for descendants.

 

Laura Alice Day (87) was born 4 April 1869, died May 1948, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cem.  She married William Henry Duncan.  He was born 15 June 1864, died 14 Dec. 1904, and was also buried in Pleasant Hill Cem.  (R‑2)

Children - Duncan

+252.    Carra Bell Duncan, b. 30 Jan. 1890, m. Jim Jordan, d. 4 Sept. 1974.

    253.    Samathia Lee Duncan, b. 3 Dec. 1891, m. Edgar Graves (#231), d. 11 Feb. 1980.  See #231 for descendants.

    254.    Hattie E. Duncan, b. 7 April 1894, d. 27 Feb. 1897.

    255.    Dulcy Gladys Duncan, b. 17 Jan. 1897, m. William Fant Hobson (#270), 12 Sept. 1915, d. 8 Feb. 1979.  See #270 for descendants.

+256.    Jeannie Alice Duncan, b. 28 Jan. 1900, m. Pinkney Farrow, d. 1928.

    257.    Lydia Clifford Duncan, b. 28 April 1903, d. 26 Dec. 1915.

 

CHILDREN OF FRANCIS M. GRAVES (30) AND LOUISA J. THOMAS

William Jacob Graves (89) was born in Dec. 1861 in Tippah Co., MS.  He first married Florence Lela Persons, daughter of Joseph J. Persons and Josephine E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, possibly about 1883 in MS.  She was born about 1868 and died 1897-1900, both in Tippah Co., MS.  He married second Roberta E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born in Feb. 1864 in MS.  They were in the 1900 census for Ripley, Tippah Co., MS.  All the children by his first marriage were born in Tippah Co., MS, and the one by Roberta was born in Benton Co., MS..  (R‑15)

Children - Graves, by Florence L. Persons

    258.    Sallie J. Graves, b. Nov. 1884.

    259.    Elizabeth E. Graves, b. July 1885.

    260.    Willie F. Graves, b. Aug. 1887.

    261.    Lee E. Graves, b. March 1889, m. J. J. Jones, 20 Dec. 1905 (Benton Co., MS).

    262.    James W. Graves, b.c. 1891.

+263.    John H. Graves, b. Aug. (or June) 1893, m. Jennie Belle Peeler, 25 July 1909, d. 1967.

+264.    Ida Belle Graves, b. 17 Dec. 1895, m. Walter Terry Rutherford, c. 1915, d. 25 Feb. 1988.

    265.    Wiley T. Graves, b. Dec. 1897.

Children - Graves, by Roberta E. ------

    266.    Andrew Jackson Graves, b.c. 1901.

 

Elizabeth Ellen (“Bet”) Graves (90) was born in Feb. 1865 in MS, and died in 1955.  She married William Columbus Johnson about 1880.  He was born in Oct. 1857 in MS.  They were in the 1900 census for Ripley, Tippah Co., MS, with his father-in-law Francis Graves, brother-in-law Robert Graves, and sister-in-law Belvie Graves, living with them.  He was a farmer.  (R‑2)

Children - Johnson

+267.    John Francis Johnson, b. July 1882, m. Tommie Ella Eanes.

 

Nancy Jane (“Nannie”) Graves (91) was born about 1867 and died in 1935.  She married James Nathanial Hobson, son of John A. Calhoun Hobson and Nancy Jane Pugh, on 2 Oct. 1890.  He was born in 1868 and died in 1956.  They were both buried in Shady Grove Cem.  They were in the 1900 census for Ripley, Tippah Co., MS, with her sister Ollie living with them.  He was a farmer.  (R‑2)

Children - Hobson

+268.    James Lytle Hobson, b. 13 Jan. 1892, m. Viola Shappley, 19 Jan. 1915, d. 5 Nov. 1971.

    269.    Della Hobson, b. 20 Oct. 1894, d. 9 Aug. 1898.

+270.    William Fant Hobson, b. 10 Feb,. 1897, m. Ducy Gladys Duncan, 12 Sept. 1915, d. 19 Feb. 1973.

+271.    Charlie Hobson, b. 1900, m. Nellie Houston, 5 May 1920, d. 1966.

+272.    Mary Etta Hobson, b. 11 Nov. 1902, m. Carnie Davis, 1 Sept. 1919, d. 23 Feb. 1988.

 

Eva O. (“Evie”) Graves (92) was born 18 Feb. 1870 in MS, and died 12 May 1958.  She married John Bayers Tidwell, son of John Nixon Tidwell and Mary L. (“Polly”) Horne, on 24 Feb. 1887.  He was born 15 Oct. 1868 (or 1864) in MS, and died 17 May 1947.  They were in the 1900 census for Ripley, Tippah Co., MS.  He was a farmer.  (R‑2)

Children - Tidwell

+273.    John Robert Tidwell, b. 10 May 1889, m. Emma Fuller, d. 27 Dec. 1972.

+274.    Lutie Lee Elizabeth Tidwell, b. 22 Nov. 1892, m(1) Collins Linville, 19 Nov. 1918, m(2) Hughes Vardaman Crum, d. 7 Jan. 1978.

+275.    Barney Francis Tidwell, b. 3 March 1895, m. Ida (or Ada) Irene Orman, 25 April 1925, d. 2 March 1986.

    276.    William Wesley Tidwell, b. 16 Dec. 1898, d. 10 Dec. 1900.

+277.    Dossie L. Tidwell, b. 15 Jan. 1901, m. James Corbitt (or Corbett) Farrow, 3 June 1917, d. 24 July 1987.

+278.    Leonard Davis Tidwell, b. 20 Nov. 1903, m. Gladys Crawford, d. 25 March 1908.

    279.    Leland Gamble Tidwell, b. 31 Aug. 1906, m. Virginia Janes, d. 17 Dec. 1978.

+280.    Tully Wade Tidwell, b. 13 Nov. 1909, m. Mavis Lavenia Orman, 12 Nov. 1932, d. 13 Dec. 1976.

 

John Henry Graves (93) was born 10 Sept. 1872 in MS, and died 17 Nov. 1943 in MS.  He married Lucy Jane Hobson, daughter of John Albert C. Hobson and Nancy Jane Pugh, on 28 Jan. 1892 in Tippah Co., MS.  She was born 25 July 1875 in MS, and died 31 Jan. 1953 in MS.  They were in the 1900 census for Ripley, Tippah Co., MS.  He was a farmer.  R‑16 listed Terry Lee Graves born 19 June 1893, but the 1900 census shows him born Aug. 1897, with no additional son.  All their children were born in MS.  (R‑16)

Children - Graves

    281.    Ada (“Adie”) Graves, b. Dec. 1892, d. 9 May 1972.

+282.    Lillie Belle Graves, b. March 1894, m. Samuel Lee Deen, 30 Aug. 1908, d. 3 July 1925.

+283.    Terry Lee Graves, b. Aug. 1897, m. Louella ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1917, d. 30 Sept. 1985.

    284.    Henry Edward Graves, b. 24 June 1900, d. 1925.

    285.    Leonard Graves, b.c. 1902.

    286.    Gracie Graves, b. 1 Sept. 1904, d. 1922.

    287.    Effie Lee Graves, b. 12 May 1906.

 

James Wesley (“Jim”) Graves (94) was born about 1875 in MS, died in 1963, and was buried in Beech Hill Cem.  He married Mary Lucinda (“Mamie”) May, daughter of Nathaniel Gray May and Mary Ann Jane Jones, on 23 March 1891 in Ripley, Tippah Co., MS.  She was born 25 Feb. 1873 in Tippah Co., MS, died in 1963, and was buried in Beech Hill Cem.  Their first two children were born in TX and the others were born in Tippah Co., MS.  However, the 1920 census listed all children as born in MS.  They were in the 1900 census for Ripley, Tippah Co., MS.  They were in the 1920 census for Ripley, Tippah Co., MS, ED 105, page 7B, family 138, with him listed as Jim W. and her as Mamie Graves.  He was a farmer.  (R‑2, R‑14)

Children - Graves

    288.    Myrtle Lee Graves, b. 20 April 1894, m. Pink Alexander Ward (#249), d. 23 Jan. 1959.  See #249 for descendants.

+289.    Tillie L. Graves, b. 16 Dec. 1895, m. Gilbert Grisham, d. Nov. 1979.

    290.    Jane Ophelia Graves, b. 14 May 1898, m. Robert L. Farrow.

    291.    Holcomb Graves, b. 7 Feb. 1900.

+292.    Keith Graves, b. 22 March 1902, m. Tracie D. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1926.

    293.    Ray Graves, b. 28 Dec. 1904.

    294.    Linyard Graves (listed as Leonard in 1920 census), b. 17 March 1907.

    295.    Mansel Graves, b. 31 Aug. 1909.

+296.    Clyta May Graves, b. 29 May 1912, m. Howard Dickerson, d. 28 Dec. 2000.

    297.    Robbie Graves, b. 13 Sept. 1915, m. Leland Ford.

 

Louis (or Lewis) Gamble Graves (95) was born 22 Sept. 1879 in Tippah Co., MS, and died 6 July 1981.  He married Roa Anna Kathleen Hobson, daughter of John A. Calhoun Hobson and Nancy Jane Pugh, on 19 Nov. 1899.  She was born 29 May 1885 (or 1883) in MS, and died 20 May 1959.  They were in the 1900 census for Ripley, Tippah Co., MS.  They were in the 1920 census for Ripley, Tippah Co., MS, ED 105, page 7B, family 135.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in MS.  (R‑2, R‑7)

Children - Graves

+298.    Virgie Mae Graves, b. 1900, m(1) James Alexander Ford, 6 May 1917, m(2) James Dalton Ketchum, Nov. 1942, d. 1976.

+299.    Dela Ozella Graves, b. 1903, m. Richard Moody, d. 1961.

+300.    Homer Hatley Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1905, m. Lora Covey.

+301.    Hubert Madison Graves, b. 13 Aug. 1906, m. Henry Etta Ward (#251), 26 Oct. 1925, d. 10 Aug. 1988.

    302.    Mamie Lillian Graves, b. 1908, d. 1908.

+303.    Amie Marie Graves, b. 31 Dec. 1910, m. James Bivion Simpson, 17 Aug. 1927.

+304.    Hattie Ruth Graves, b. 1913, m. Gen. Talf Palmer.

+305.    Louis Gamble Graves, b. 1915, m. Hazel Simpson, d. 1968.

+306.    Shirley Graves, b. 26 May 1919, m. Ann Lee Dy, 17 Aug. 1940.

+307.    Helen Virginia Graves, b. 1925, m. Herman Miller.

 

CHILDREN OF HENRY L. GRAVES (31) AND C. ELIZABETH HENSON

Francis Marion (or Marion Francis) Graves (99) was born 26 July 1867 in Ashland, MS, and died 16 Dec. 1937.  He first married Mary Lena Frazier.  She was born about in MS.  He married second Mrs. Lula Cindy (Roach) Powell.  The family was in the 1910 census for Ripley town, Beat 2, Tippah Co., MS, ED 97, page 4A, dwelling 69.  He was listed as a retail merchant, dry goods in 1910.  All their children were born in MS.

Children - Graves, by Mary L. Frazier

    308.    Walter H. Graves, b.c. 1897.

    309.    Ernest D. Graves, b.c. 1901.

    310.    Hugh F. Graves, b.c. 1908.

Children - Graves, by Lula C. (Roach) Powell

    311.    L. M. Graves (son); father of Mrs. Morris.

 

William J. Graves (102) was born 1871-1874 in MS.  He married Cassie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1878 in MS.  They were in the 1910 census for Ripley town, Beat 2, Tippah Co., MS, ED 97, page 4A, dwelling 71.  All their children were born in MS.

Children - Graves

    312.    Ruth M. Graves, b.c. 1897.

    313.    Willie H. Graves, b.c. 1900.

    314.    Jimmie G. Graves, b.c. 1904.

    315.    Lizzie V. Graves, b.c. 1908.

 

CHILDREN OF HESTER A. GRAVES (32) AND HENRY BARRIER

William Franklin Barrier (111) was born 19 Oct. 1848 in Madison Co., TN, and died 11 Aug. 1929 in Ripley, Lauderdale Co., TN.  He married Emma Alice Edwards on 18 May 1873.  She was born 8 Dec. 1857 in Mercer, Madison Co., TN, and died 3 Jan. 1939 in Hornbeak, Obion Co., TN.  (R‑11)

Children - Barrier

    316.    Rosa Jeanette Barrier, b. 27 Nov. 1876 (Denmark, Madison Co., TN), m. James Albert Hutcheson, 27 Dec. 1893.  He was b. 14 July 1873 in Mack, Lauderdale Co., TN, and d. 1939 in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM M. GRAVES (33) AND MARY J. WATSON

Susan E. Graves (112) was born 25 Oct. 1839 in TN, and died about 1885.  She married Albert L. Rains on 22 Dec. 1859.  He was born about 1835 in TN.  They were in the 1880 census for District 3, Lauderdale Co., TN, page 94B, and their surname was given as Rains.  All their children were born in TN.  He was a school teacher in 1880.  (R‑11)

Children - Rains

    317.    Mary J. Rains, b.c. 1866.

    318.    Alice J. Rains, b.c. 1869.

    319.    John S. Rains, b.c. 1871.

    320.    Sarah E. Rains, b.c. 1874.

    321.    James T. Rains, b.c. 1876.

    322.    daughter, b. 1880.

 

Thomas Henry Graves (114) was born 8 March 1843 and died 10 Jan. 1921.  He married Mattie Jane Johnson on 16 Feb. 1871.  She was born 18 Dec. 1845 and died 20 Dec. 1918.  (R‑11)

Children - Graves

    323.    Joseph Edgar Graves, b. 31 Dec. 1871, m. Kate Taylor, d. 10 July 1930.

+324.    Henry Clarence Graves, b. 21 March 1874, m. Beulah Maude Roberts, 10 June 1897, d. 31 Aug. 1921.

    325.    child (twin?), b. and d. 2 June 1877.

    326.    child (twin?), b. and d. 2 June 1877.

    327.    Walter Bascomb Graves, b. 22 Sept. 1878, d. 9 March 1942.

    328.    Bessie Graves, b. 23 July 1882, m. Herbert Majors, 25 Dec. 1902, d. 12 Jan. 1968.  He was b. 18 Aug. 1878 and d. 5 Sept. 1917.

+329.    Hilda Graves, m. John Edward Craig, 8 June 1921.

 

Mary Mollie Graves (115) was born 7 July 1846 in TN, and died 30 May 1931 in AR.  She married William Rainey Glenn on 15 Dec. 1870.  He was born 29 Jan. 1837 and died 4 March 1906, both in TN.  They lived in Blytheville, AR in 1921.  They were in the 1880 census for District 2, Lauderdale Co., TN, page 92B, with her mother, Jane Graves, age 60, living with them.  These are grandparents of Mrs. A. E. Landy.  (R‑11)

Children - Glenn

+330.    William Edward Glenn, b. 8 Aug. 1872, m. Minnie Louise Johnston, 24 June 1897, d. 9 Nov. 1925.

 

John R. Graves (116) was born 8 March 1849 in TN.  He married Juda (“Judie”) E. Koonce (or Koontz).  She was born about 1860 in TN.  They were in the 1880 census for District 1, Lauderdale Co., TN, page 58A.  Her mother, Elizabeth Koontz, 45, born in TN, was living with them in 1880.  John was a farmer.  Their children were all born in TN.  (R‑11)

Children - Graves

    331.    Louis Graves, b.c. 1878.

    332.    Gertrude Graves, b.c. 1879.

 

George P. Graves (118) was born 1 Nov. 1853.  He married Mollie Parrish.  (R‑11)

Children - Graves

+333.    Minnie Graves, m. Lee Evans.

+334.    Lucian Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Paris.

    335.    Edwin Graves, m. Katherine ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1974.

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS N. GRAVES (34) AND EMILY T. MANLEY

Martha A. (“Patsy”) Graves (122) was born 2 June 1845 in TN, and died 5 March 1925.  She married William A. (“Will”) Thompson.  He was born 20 June 1845 in TN, and died 9 Dec. 1912.  They were in the 1880 census for Possum Pond, Gibson Co., TN, page 376A.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in TN.  (R‑11)

Children - Thompson

    336.    Charles Thompson, b.c. 1873, m. Ollie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    337.    Minnie Thompson, b.c. 1876, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Lambert.

    338.    Edward Thompson, b.c. 1878, m. Mattie Bradford.

+339.    Mattie Thompson, m. Will Moody.

    340.    Tabbie Thompson, m. Paul Green.

+341.    William Noe Thompson, m. Gillie Morris.

 

John Horace Graves (123) was born 10 April 1847 in Madison Co., TN, died 20 Aug. 1925 in Gibson Co., TN, and was buried in Madison Co., TN  He married Sarah Jane Thompson, daughter of James B. Thompson and Sarah Jane Barnett, on 10 Nov. 1867 in Madison Co.  She was born 8 April 1850 in Madison Co., and died 24 Dec. 1925 in Gibson Co., TN.  They were in the 1880 census for Possum Pond, Gibson Co., TN, page 375D, with their surname spelled Greves, living next to the family of his parents.  They were in the 1920 census for District 24, Gibson Co., TN, ED 70, page 2A.  All their children were born in TN.  (R‑1, R‑11)

Children - Graves

+342.    James T. Graves, b. 4 Jan. 1870, m(1) Minnie B. Nichols, m(2) Emily Jane Beard, d. 24 Aug. 1923.

+343.    George William Graves, b. 19 Feb. 1872, m. Beulah Flowes, d. 24 Dec. 1925.

+344.    Emily S. Graves, b. 17 Oct. 1873, m. “Bud” Bradford.

+345.    Albert Manley Graves, b. 21 Nov. 1880, m. Rezza Ann Nichols, 24 May 1903, d. 15 July 1961.

+346.    John Allen Graves, b. 3 Nov. 1886, m. Minnie Litton.

 

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH GRAVES (35) AND JAMES HARRISON

John T. Harrison (134) was born 30 Sept. 1838 in Medon, Madison Co., TN, died 30 Dec. 1881, and was buried in Cobb/Love Cem., near Medon, Madison Co., TN.  He was a miller.  He married Nancy Margaret (“Nannie”) Givens on 16 May 1867 in Madison Co., TN.  She was born 6 Jan. 1848 in TN, died 18 Oct. 1905 in Medon, TN, and was also buried in Cobb/Love Cem.  All their children were born in TN, at least the last 5 in Madison Co.  (R‑11, R‑12)

Children - Harrison

    347.    Charles C. Harrison, b. 10 April 1868, d. 17 Sept. 1871 (age 3 yrs., 5 mos., 7 days).  Bur. Love Cem., Madison Co., TN.

    348.    John V. Harrison, b. 30 Jan. 1869, d. 6 Oct. 1876 (age 7 yrs., 8 mos., 6 days).  Bur. Cobb/Love Cem., Madison Co., TN.

+349.    George William Alvin Harrison, b. 12 Sept. 1871, m(1) Hattie Murrelle, 29 April 1894, m(2) Linnie Swink, c. 1902, d. 8 April 1949.

    350.    Rob Lee Harrison, b. 1873, d. 28 Sept. 1876 (age 3 yrs., 1 mo., 4 days).  Bur. Lacy Cem., Medon, Madison Co., TN).

    351.    Sarah B. Harrison, b. 1876, possibly m. Robert Gates (?).

    352.    Winnie Harrison, b. Jan. 1878, d. 1 March 1878 (age 1 mo., 3 days).  Bur. Cobb/Love Cem., Madison Co., TN.

    353.    Thomas Harrison, b. 1879.

    354.    Vesta V. Harrison, b. May 1881, possibly m. Charles Daniel (?).  (Not listed by R‑11).

 

William H. Harrison (135) was born 19 Sept. 1840 in TN, and died 22 April 1909 in Medon, Madison Co., TN.  He was a miller, a blacksmith, and died some beautiful cabinetry (made some furniture).  He married Martha ("Mattie") J. McGlon about 1861.  She was born 30 Nov. 1845 in TN, and died 19 Feb. 1935 in Medon, TN.  They were both buried in Lacy Cem., Medon, Madison Co., TN.  (R‑11, R‑12)

Children - Harrison

    355.    James W. Harrison, b. 28 Dec. 1865 (Medon, TN), d. 5 Aug. 1926.  Bur. Lacy Cem., Medon, TN.

    356.    Anna Harrison, b. 7 Jan. 1868 (Medon, TN), d. 14 Aug. 1943.  Bur. Lacy Cem., Medon, TN.  Could this Annie be the wife of James W.?

    357.    W. Edward Harrison, b. 24 March 1870 (TN), m(1) Minnie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Ruth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  2 children by 1st marriage, 1 by 2nd.

    358.    Mary ("May") Harrison, b. 20 June 1872 (Medon, TN), d. 25 Nov. 1932.  Bur. Lacy Cem., Medon, TN.

    359.    George Augustus (“Gus”) Harrison, b. 20 April 1874 (TN), d. 24 July 1957.  Bur. Lacy Cem., Medon, TN.

+360.    Jessie Curry Harrison, b. 20 Oct. 1876, m. Edna Viola Mainers, d. 2 Dec. 1950.

    361.    Elmer M. Harrison, b. 20 Feb. 1879 (Medon, TN), m. Jeff Willis.  Lived in Jackson, TN.

    362.    Minnie John Harrison, b. 30 Dec. 1881 (Medon, TN), d. 15 April 1953.  Bur. Lacy Cem., Medon, TN.  She was burned to death in the family home in Medon, TN.  She dropped the lamp she was cleaning, and it ignited papers and magazines.  The home held many fine handmade pieces of furniture as well as quite a library, including books by Zane Grey.

    363.    Hubert M. Harrison, b. Nov. 1886 (Medon, TN), m. Tump Jackson, d. 1918 (flu).  Bur. Humboldt, TN.  Occupation was mail carrier.  His birth date of Nov. 1886 was according to the census, but his nephew, Ellis G. Harrison, gave the date as 17 Feb. 1885.

 

James A. Harrison (137) was born about 1844 in TN.  He married Fannie A. Campbell on 23 Dec. 1869 in Madison Co., TN.  The following children were listed in the 1880 census for Civil Dist. 24, Gibson Co., TN, all born in TN.  (R‑11)

Children - Harrison

    364.    Alice Harrison, b.c. 1870.

    365.    Phillip Harrison, b.c. 1875.

    366.    Duncan Harrison, b.c. 1876.

 

Margaret Harrison (139) was born about 1852 in TN.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Griffey.  Margaret and the following children were listed in the household of her father and his second wife in the 1880 census for Gibson Co., TN, Civil Dist. 24, H-126.  Both the children were born in TN.  (R‑11)

Children - Griffey

    367.    Charles Griffey, b. 1874.

    368.    Johnnie Griffey (female), b. 1879.

 

CHILDREN OF ELIZA P. GRAVES (36) AND ANDREW J. HARRISON

Musidora Harrison (142) was born about 1852 in TN.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hill, probably 1880 in TN (or could this have been the date she was widowed).  Both their children were born in TN.  (R‑11)

Children - Hill

    369.    Daisey E. Hill, b. 1871.

    370.    John Andrew Hill, b. 1875.

 

CHILDREN OF SARAH E. GRAVES (39) AND CORNELIUS C. RUDDLE

Musidora Elizabeth ("Lizzie" or "Bettie") Ruddle (143) was born 14 May 1850.  She married George Gaston Thompson on 15 Dec. 1870.  He was born 30 Nov. 1847 and died 30 April 1914.  He wrote the listing in 1910 of descendants of Sarah (Graves) Ruddle provided by Gay Scarbrough.  (R‑11)

Children - Thompson

+371.    William A. Thompson, b. 18 Oct. 1871, m. Alice Thompson, 27 Nov. 1895.

 

Sarah Agnes Ruddle (144), called Agnes, was born 12 Feb. 1853, and died 1 Aug. 1896.  She married James Michael Thompson on 8 Feb. 1872.  He was born 22 Aug. 1852 and died 27 Nov. 1920.  (R‑11)

Children - Thompson

+372.    James Cornelius Thompson, b. 14 Nov. 1872, m. Ella Gilliland.

+373.    Robert Marion Thompson, b. 4 June 1874, m. Effie West, d. 1 April 1882.

+374.    John Franklin. Thompson, b. 28 Sept. 1876, m. Minnie Boyette, 3 Feb. 1898, d. 1943.

+375.    Dora Agnes Thompson, b. 12 Oct. 1878, m. John B. Dozier, 5 July 1898, d. 16 April 1932.

+376.    Lala Virginia Thompson, b. 6 May 1881, m. J. C. ("Jerry") Derryberry, 2 Dec. 1899.

    377.    William Stephen Thompson, b. 10 Sept. 1883, d. 8 Oct. 1884.

+378.    Claude C. Thompson, b. 14 Feb. 1886, m. Ruth Tilghman, 28 Nov. 1907, d. 3 Nov. 1969.

+379.    George Gaston Thompson, b. 14 Jan. 1888, m. Verna Campbell, 26 Dec. 1909, d. 4 March 1920.

    380.    Susan Mary Thompson, b. 15 Jan. 1890.

+381.    Annie May Thompson, b. 13 March 1893, m. Jeff Corum, 25 Dec. 1910.

+382.    Oscar W. Thompson, b. 19 July 1896, m. Kate Gillis.

 

Martha Ann Samantha Ruddle (145) was born 17 Dec. 1854. She married Francis M. Raines on 3 Jan. 1873.  (R‑11)

Children - Rains

+383.    Nellie Rains, b. 29 Jan. 1874, m. William D. West, 7 May 1899.

+384.    Emma Rains, b. 2 July 1876, m. George Miller, 2 Jan. 1901.

    385.    Alice Rains, b. 13 June 1877, m. Pinkney McDaniel, 1907.  1 child.

    386.    Willie Rains, b. 10 June 1881, m. Arthur Holloman.

    387.    Cora Bell Rains, b. 1 May 1883, m. Jerry Gordon, 28 March 1905.  1 daughter died at about age 3 years.

    388.    Joseph C. Rains, b. 25 May 1885.

    389.    Tebe Rains, b. 9 July 1887, d. April 1888.

    390.    Steven R. Rains, b. 20 May 1889.

    391.    Pearl Rains, b. 23 May 1892.

    392.    James R. Rains, b. 3 Jan. 1895.

    393.    George Noel Rains, b. 20 March 1898.

 

Mary Eliza ("Mollie") Ruddle (147) was born 27 Feb. 1859 and died 26 May 1940, both in Madison Co., TN.  She married William Spencer Marsh on 24 Dec. 1876 in Madison Co., TN.  He was born 29 March 1846 in Chatham Co., NC, and died 16 July 1927.  Their children were born in Madison Co., TN.  (R‑11)

Children - Marsh

    394.    Minnie Eleanor Marsh, b. 24 Sept. 1877, never married, d. 2 July 1909.  She professed religion at the age of 11 and joined the M.E. Church.

    395.    Julia Annette Marsh, b. 23 Oct. 1879, d. 7 Nov. 1879.

+396.    Sarah Elizabeth Marsh, b. 3 Dec. 1880, m. William Robert Hailey, 18 Nov. 1900, d. 1911.

    397.    James Cornelius (“Neal”) Marsh, b. 4 March 1883, never married, d. 15 Jan. 1905 (Mason Hall, Obion, TN).  He professed religion at the age of 10 years and joined the M.E. Church.

    398.    William (“Will”) Spencer Marsh, Jr., b. 20 Sept. 1885, never married, d. 1912 (in his 20's).  He professed religion at the age of 10 years and joined the M.E. Church.

    399.    Eunice Letitia Marsh, b. 17 Nov. 1888, d. 10 July 1891 (Madison Co., TN).

+400.    Emma Agnes Marsh, b. 28 Sept. 1892, m. Elbert Early Baker, 6 June 1920, d. 2 Nov. 1968.

    401.    Charles Eugene Marsh, b. 21 Oct. 1895, never married, d. 1976 (Madison Co., TN).  He professed religion at the age of 12 years and joined the M.E. Church.

    402.    Adelaide Lorraine ("Addie") Marsh, b. 18 Jan. 1899, m. Homer Dew, d. 4 July 1994 (Jackson, Madison Co., TN).  No children.  She professed religion at the age of 9 years and joined the M.E. Church.  Homer d.c. 1951.

 

John Stephen Ruddle (148) was born 18 June 1861 and died 14 Feb. 1894.  He married Lulu Duncan on 25 Dec. 1884.  She was born about Jan. 1867 and died 22 Jan. 1900 at age 33 years, 19 days.  (R‑11)

Children - Ruddle

+403.    Cornelius C. Ruddle, b. 15 Aug. 1887, m. Annie Pearl Edwards, 27 Dec. 1908.

    404.    Robert Ruddle, b. 7 Aug. 1889.

    405.    Mary Neppie Ruddle, b. 31 Aug. 1891, d. 31 Aug. 1892.

 

Margaret Virginia ("Jenny") Ruddle (150) was born 18 Jan. 1864.  She married Charles ("Charlie") B. Ford on 17 Dec. 1885.  (R‑11)

Children - Ford

+406.    Emma Maud Ford, b. 31 Jan. 1888, m. Dock Garrison, 17 Jan. 1907.

+407.    Nina Agness Ford, b. 15 July1889, m. Ezra Thompson, 25 Dec. 1910.

    408.    James Belmont Ford, b. 28 Dec. 1893, m. Virginia Holloman.

    409.    Sarah Almo Ford (twin), b. 14 Jan. 1898, d. 25 June 1898.

    410.    Cornelius Alvin Ford (twin), b. 14 Jan. 1898, d. 31 Oct. 1907.

    411.    Clide Elmo Ford, b. 11 Feb. 1909.

 

James Noel ("Buddy") Ruddle (151) was born 13 July 1867.  He first married Laura Tharp on 2 Aug. 1893.  She died 11 Sept. 1896, age 25 years, 7 months, 28 days.  He married second Lydia Speight on 8 June 1899.  (R‑11)

Children - Ruddle, by Laura Tharp

    412.    Noah Tharp Ruddle, b. 8 April 1894.

    413.    Elmo H. Ruddle, b. 12 May 1896, d. 26 Feb. 1897.

Children - Ruddle, by Lydia Speight

    414.    Curtis Speight Ruddle, b. 20 Aug. 1903.

    415.    Jerry Gordon Ruddle, b. 19 Nov. 1906.

 

Emma Moffet Ruddle (152) was born 28 April 1870 and died 20 June 1907.  She married Charles J. Clark on 7 Dec. 1890.  (R‑11)

Children - Clark

    416.    Georgie E. Clark, b. 2 Jan. 1892, m. Will Nat Holomon, July 1909.  10 children.

    417.    Charles C. Clark, b. 26 Nov. 1893.

    418.    Arthur Clark, b. 20 April 1896, m. Bess ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    419.    Mary R. Clark, b. 5 Feb. 1901, m. Lee Dunn.

    420.    James Noel Clark, b. 16 June 1907, d. 1 Aug. 1907.

 

CHILDREN OF SAMANTHA L. GRAVES (41) AND JAMES D. KELLY

Darthula Agness Kelly (162) was born 11 Oct. 1867 in Hardeman Co., TN, and died 8 July 1954.  She first married James Goodman.  They had one child.  She married second John Robert Marsh in 1896.  He was born 10 July 1850 and died 26 June 1930.  (R‑11)

Children - Marsh

    421.    Aaron Leland Marsh

    422.    Grady Brown Marsh

    423.    Bertha Marie Marsh

    424.    Veora Samantha Marsh

    425.    Lucy Marsh

 

Aaron Duncan Kelly (163) was born 13 July 1871 in Hardeman Co., TN, and died 20 Feb. 1952.  He married Emma Pirtle in 1892.  (R‑11)

Children - Kelly

+426.    Lillie Pearl Kelly, b. 15 Sept. 1893, m. Gabe Helton, d. 1957.

+427.    Jack Duncan Kelly, b. 30 Oct. 1906, m. Lucille Opal Bowman, d. 18 July 1988.

    428.    Lucy Kelly, b. 26 Jan. 1908, m. Howard Young.

+429.    Robert Kelly, b. 12 March 1915, m. Mildred Alliene Young, d. 7 Dec. 1993.

 

Ada Lenora Kelly (164) was born 23 April 1874 in Hardeman Co., TN, and died 6 Sept. 1958.  She married James Manley Marsh on 4 May 1897.  He was born 15 Sept.1873 and died 29 Feb. 1972.  (R‑11)

Children - Marsh

    430.    Idel Marsh, b. 4 May 1898, d. 25 Jan. 1902.

+431.    John Everett Marsh, b. 7 Aug. 1900, m. Sally Marie Watts, 31 May 1941.

    432.    Samantha Lenora (“Maxie”) Marsh, b. 29 Oct. 1902, m. Aulton B. Taylor, d. 7 Nov. 1934.

+433.    Myrtle Manley Marsh, b. 2 July 1904, m. James Shearin, 12 July 1933, d. 2 Dec. 1990.

+434.    Essie Mae Marsh, b. 5 May 1906, m. Arvel Urban Taylor, d. 27 Dec. 1999.

    435.    Homer Graves Marsh, b. 16 July 1908, m(1) Ruby Moody, m(2) Lillian Oaks, 5 March 1935, d. 23 July 1995 (McKenzie, Carroll Co., TN).  Lillian was b. 13 Nov. 1913 and d. 25 July 1970.

    436.    Dollie Marsh

    437.    Flossie Alease Marsh, b. 4 Aug. 1911, m. T. O. Wallace, 24 Feb. 1940.

    438.    Jim Lawson Marsh, b.24 Nov. 1914, m(1) Nell Ledbetter, 11 Nov. 1949, m(2) Gladys Massey, 17 Jan. 1960, d. 9 Aug. 1971.

+439.    Thomas Conley Marsh, b. 4 Feb. 1916, m. Ruby Hinds, 28 June 1940.

+440.    Betty Alene Marsh, b. 22 March 1920, m. Haskel Perkins, 22 June 1946, d. 17 Dec. 1993.

 

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[1] The 1824 date for the second marriage of Jacob seems unlikely, since he was a widower in 1820, and his son Jacob was born in 1822.

[2] Dropsy is now called edema.  It is an accumulation of fluid somewhere in the body.