Rev. 11 April 2014, Gen. 44

 

DESCENDANTS OF PARENTS OF AMELIA GRAVES AND WILLIAM ABNEY, AND JUDITH GRAVES AND JOSEPH CLARK, OF VA & KY

 

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

The father (1) of Amelia and Judith Graves may have been Rice Graves of genealogy 270, but that is not at all certain.  Rice Graves was born about 1729 in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co., VA, and died in 1814 in Louisa Co., VA.  He married Jane Young, daughter of John Young and Christian Bruce, about 1751-2.  On the marriage record for ‘Milley’ Graves and William Abney, her mother ‘Gean’ Graves gave consent for the marriage.  However, Rice Graves was still alive and would have been the more likely person to give his consent.  Neither of these daughters has been added to this family.

In 1806 (Louisa Rec., Deed Book K, p. 253), describing himself as old and infirm, Rice Graves appointed his son John to act as trustee in an equal division of his property among his children.  The division listed all his children, but did not mention Amelia of Judith.

Therefore, the parents of Amelia and Judith Graves are not presently known.  It is also very possible that Amelia and Judith were not sisters, especially since Amelia’s daughter Mary married Judith’s son Wallis.

Children - Graves

+2.    Amelia Graves, b.c. 1761, m. William Abney, 19 Dec. 1785, d. 1810.

+3.    Judith Graves, b.c. 1774, m(1) Joseph Clark, m(2) William Abney, 1811, d. 4 Aug. 1811.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF ‑‑‑‑‑‑ GRAVES (1)

Amelia (“Milley”) Graves (2) was born about 1761, possibly in Amherst Co., VA, and died in 1810 in Estill Co., KY.  She married William Abney on 19 Dec. 1785 in Amherst Co., VA.  He was born in 1757 in Albemarle Co., VA, and died 31 Jan. 1845.  (R‑1)

Children – Abney

  4.  Elizabeth Abney, b. 1786, m. Littleburg Abney, d. 1852.

  5.  Dicy Abney, b. 1789, m. James Riddle.

  6.  Charlie Abney, b. 1794.

  7.  Jane Abney, b. 1798 (Madison Co., KY), m. Henry Weihter.

+8.  Mary Abney, b. 25 March 1801, m. Wallis J. Clark (#13), d. 10 April 1851.  See #13 for descendants.

  9.  David Abney, b. 1803, m. Wilmaute Wilis.

  10.  Sally Abney, b. 1807.

 

Judith (or Julia) A. Graves (3) was born 1773-1774 in VA, and died in 1853 in KY.  She first married Joseph Clark.  He was born in 1773 in Madison Co., KY, and died 4 Aug. 1811.  She married second William Abney, widower of her sister Amelia, in 1811 in Estill Co., KY.  He was born in 1757 in Albemarle Co., VA, died 31 Jan. 1845, and was buried in Johnetta Cem., Rockcastle Co., KY.  (R‑1)

Children – Clark

  11.  John Clark, b.c. 1800.

  12.  Sarah Clark, b.c. 1800.

+13.  Wallis J. Clark, b. 11 Feb. 1802, m(1) Mary Abney, m(2) Elizabeth Hardin, 1853, d. 5 Aug. 1875.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF JUDITH A. GRAVES (3) AND JOSEPH CLARK

Wallis J. Clark (13) was born 11 Feb. 1802 in Madison Co., KY, and died 5 Aug. 1875 in Brush Creek, Rockcastle Co., KY.  Rockcastle County Vital Statistics gives Joseph and Julia Clark as the parents of Wallis Clark, Sr.  Wallis Clark, Sr., was bonded out to Jacob and Frederick Miller to learn all the common arts and miseries of the hatting business, according to July Court, 1815, page 163, Madison Co., KY.  He first married Mary Abney, daughter of William Abney and Amelia Graves.  She was born 25 March 1801 in KY, and died 10 April 1851 in Rockcastle Co., KY.  He married second Elizabeth Hardin in 1853 in Rockcastle Co., KY.  Both Wallis J. Clark and Mary Abney were buried in Johnetta Cem., Rockcastle Co., KY.  All their children were born in Rockcastle Co., KY.  (R‑1)

Children – Clark, by Mary Abney

+14.  James Y. Clark, b. 28 Oct. 1822, m. Sarah Sammons, d. 31 Oct. 1868.

+15.  Julia Ann Clark, b. 1824, m. William James Roberts, c. 1842, d. after 1880.

+16.  Sarah Ann Clark, b. 1825, m. Brightberry Gentry Chasteen, d. 1848.

+17.  Wallis J. Clark, Jr., b. 30 Dec. 1827, m(1) Eliza Jane Walker, 1847, m(2) Celia Ann Laswell, 14 July 1853, d. 8 May 1905.

+18.  William C. Clark, b. 1830, m. Limina Sammons, 20 Jan. 1853, d. 3 Nov. 1910.

+19.  Elisha Clark, b. 1833, m. Lucinda Howell, 15 Dec. 1852, d. 1866.

  20.  Mary Jane Clark, b. 30 Oct. 1835, m. Joseph Abney, d. Sept. 1852 (typhoid fever, Rockcastle Co., KY).

+21.  Eliza Jane Clark, b. 25 Dec. 1836, m. Isaac Taylor, d. 7 Aug. 1920.

+22.  John Walker Clark, b. 10 April 1839, m. Mary Ann Taylor, 27 July 1860, d. 30 May 1900.

+23.  Nancy Clark, b. 1841, m. James Carpenter Broughton, 11 July 1857, d. 20 June 1905.

+24.  Flury Jane Clark, b. 28 May 1845, m. David C. Laswell, 26 Dec. 1859, d. 13 July 1912.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF WALLIS J. CLARK (13) AND MARY ABNEY

James Y. Clark (14) was born 28 Oct. 1822 and died 31 Oct. 1868, both in Climax, Rockcastle Co., KY.  He was buried in King/Clark Cem.  He married Sarah Sammons.  She was born in 1824 in KY.

James Y. Clark was the leader of the Ku Klux Klan in the area, and on October 3, 1868 led a raid to "scare" James Langford.  They were to leave switches on Langford's porch to indicate that they would return and "switch" him if he did not get rid of the woman he was living with, but not married to.  Langford shot James Y. Clark through the door and he died as a result. The bill for the doctor's visit that night was $7.00. The account of his burial expenses totaled $14.60.

A law suit was filed to settle the estate and the land was divided into 5 tracts. Tract 1 included the Salt Peter Cave, was sold to Granville C. Clark and William Clark.  Tract 2 was 25 acres. Tract 3 was 15 and 3/4 acres, with 1 acre taken out for a school. Tract 4 was 51 acres and Tract 5 was known as the "Polly" place. 1: 1845, 125 acres on Brush Creek. 3: 1848, 150 acres, 2 horses & 5 head of cattle. 4: 1855, Deed Book 12, p. 325:  315 acres across Brush Creek & 30 acres Crooked Creek. 5: March 27, 1866, Deed Book J, p. 329: Court seals to James land on Clear Creek for $150.00. 7: March 09, 1867, Deed Book K, p. 494, James bought land on Bruch Creek from the Barnabas Haley heirs for $81.00.

All their children were born in Rockcastle Co., KY.  (R‑1)

Children – Clark

+25.  Granville C. Clark, b. 19 March 1843, m(1) Susan Clementine King, 26 Jan. 1866, m(2) Nettie McGuire, 15 July 1889, d. 13 Nov. 1931.

+26.  Mary Ann Clark, b. Feb. 1846, m. William W. Monahan, 1863, d. 16 March 1917.

+27.  William C. Clark, b. 1847, m. Elvilla McGuire, d. June 1898.

+28.  John Clark, b. Jan. 1848, m(1) Nancy Ward, 1870, m(2) Susie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. after 1931.

+29.  Martha F. Clark, b. 1850, m(1) Joseph Duncan, 26 Sept. 1873, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Thompson, after 1880.

+30.  Thomas James Clark, b. 1852, m(1) Samantha Abney, c. 1870, m(2) Jeanette McGuire, 1890, d. 1904.

  31.  Rebecca Clark, b. 18 June 1855, d. 2 June 1862 (Rockcastle Co., KY).

  32.  Willis Clark, b. 7 July 1857.

+33.  Sarah Link Clark, b. 1861, m. Isaac Rector, 23 July 1876.

+34.  Susan Jane Clark, b. 11 Feb. 1865, m. John Horn, 1883, d. 22 Aug. 1942.

 

Julia Ann Clark (15) was born in 1824 and died after 1880, both in Rockcastle Co., KY.  She married William James Roberts about 1842 in Rockcastle Co., KY.  He was born in 1819, and died after 1880 in Rockcastle Co., KY.  All their children were born in Rockcastle Co., KY.  (R‑1)

Children – Roberts

  35.  John Roberts, b. 15 Aug. 1843, d. 1 Jan. 1873 (Rockcastle Co., KY).

+36.  Sarah Jane Roberts, b. 1845 m. Joel Phillips, 15 Feb. 1864.

+37.  Mary Margaret Roberts, b. 1848, m. William H. Phillips, 15 Feb. 1864.

+38.  Eliza Roberts, b. 1850, m. Lewis R. Rowlett, d. 1908.

  39.  Martha Roberts, b. 1852.

  40.  Julia F. Roberts, b. 15 Aug. 1853, m. Whitfield Rose, 3 Nov. 1875 (Rockcastle Co., KY).

  41.  Rebecca Roberts, b. Oct. 1854, d. 18 Dec. 1855 (Rockcastle Co., KY).

  42.  Sarah Roberts, b. 28 Aug. 1855.

  43.  son, b. and d. 1857.

+44.  Elizabeth A. Roberts, b. 18 Nov. 1859, m. William Gadd, 23 Feb. 1883, d. 1906.

  45.  William James Roberts, Jr., b. 1862.

  46.  Charlottie S. Roberts, b. 1866, m. Lewis Kruger, 22 Feb. 1883 (Rockcastle Co., KY).

 

Sarah Ann Clark (16) was born about 1825 and died after 1850, both in Rockcastle Co., KY.  She married Brightberry Gentry Chasteen.  He was born 11 Jan. 1819 in Madison Co., KY, and died 17 Aug. 1884 in Rockcastle Co., KY.  They were in the 1850 census for Northern District, Rockcastle Co., KY.  She must have died 1850-1854[1], since he was listed in the 1860 census for Rockcastle Co., KY, with wife Julia Ann, born about 1835 in KY, and 4 young children, born 1855-1860.  He married third Eliza A. Branaman on 17 Jan. 1864 in Rockcastle Co., KY.  She was born about 1837 in KY.  He was a farmer.  All the children of Sarah and Brightberry were born in Clear Creek, Rockcastle Co., KY.  (R‑1)

Children – Chasteen

+47.  William James Chasteen, b. 22 May 1841, m. Eliza A. Dooley.

  48.  Sarah E. Chasteen, b. 1843.

  49.  Eliza J. Chasteen, b. 1844, d. 1852.

+50.  Wallace C. Chasteen, b. 1845, m. Mary Catherine Hardin, 1864, d. 1917.

  51.  John Little Chasteen, b. 4 Sept. 1846, d. 1912.

 

Wallis (or Wallace) J. Clark, Jr. (17) was born 30 Dec. 1827 and died 8 May 1905, both in Rockcastle Co., KY.  He first married Eliza Jane Walker in 1847 in Rockcastle Co., KY.  She was born 12 Oct. 1827, and died 20 Oct. 1852 in Climax, both in Rockcastle Co., KY.  He married second Celia Ann Laswell on 14 July 1853 in Rockcastle Co., KY.  All his children were born in Rockcastle Co., KY.  (R‑1)

Children – Clark, by Eliza Walker

  52.  Martha Clark

+53.  Sarah Jane Clark, b. 11 Jan. 1848, m. Nimrod smith, 9 March 1865, d. 19 Nov. 1903.

+54.  Mary Magdalene Clark, b. 20 Dec. 1849, m. Isaac Martin (Miles) Anglin, 1868, d. 13 June 1927.

  55.  Celia Ann Clark, b. 1857.

Children – Clark, by Celia Laswell

+56.  Preston Walker Clark, b. 20 June 1854, m(1) Jane Anglin, 1872, m(2) Jane sloan, 29 March 1893, d. 16 June 1905.

  57.  Eliza Jane Clark, b. 15 Feb. 1856, d. 1 April 1856 (whooping cough).

+58.  Martha Frances Clark, b. 13 May 1857, m. Harvey Anglin, 19 March 1879.

+59.  Elizabeth Clark, b. 24 Dec. 1858, m(1) Joseph Dillard Collins, m(2) William H. McGuire, 18 May 1876.

+60.  William Granville Clark, b. 15 Oct. 1863, m. Betsy Ann McGuire, c. 1888, d. 14 Dec. 1902.

+61.  Lou Mina Jane Clark, b. 24 May 1869, m. William Ranson Shadrack Coffey, d. 1 May 1939.

+62.  Julia Ann Clark, b. May 1872, m. William J. Chasteen, c. 1887.

+63.  David Grant Clark, b. 18 Aug. 1875, m. Nancy A. Chasteen, 24 Dec. 1893, d. 22 Aug. 1948.

+64.  Flora A. Clark, b. Sept. 1877, m(1) Thomas Calvin Coffey, 4 Dec. 1895, m(2) Frank Baker, after 1900.

 

William C. Clark (18) was born in 1830 in Rockcastle Co., KY, died 3 Nov. 1910 in Tulsa Co., OK, and was buried in Clinton Oaks Cem.  He married Limina Sammons on 20 Jan. 1853 in Madison Co., KY.  She was born in 1837, and died before 1900 in Tulsa Co., OK.  They went to Colorado before 1880, and then moved to Oklahoma.  All their children were born in Rockcastle Co., OK.  (R‑1)

Children – Clark

  65.  Flora Clark, b. 1854.

+66.  Nancy Clark, b. 6 Oct. 1855, m. Martin Anglin, 17 Feb. 1876.

  67.  Mary Eliza Clark, b. 1857, m. John Isaac, 14 May 1874 (Rockcastle Co., KY).

+68.  John R. Clark, b. 25 Sept. 1858, m. Mary Frances ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. after 1910.

  69.  Martha E. Clark, b. 1861, m. Wesley Sprinkles, 1 Dec. 1881 (Rockcastle Co., KY).

+70.  William M. Clark, b. 1863, m(1) Sarah Belle Abney, m(2) Nettie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1892, d. 1910.

+71.  James Y. Clark, b. 2 Feb. 1865, m. Maggie Mullins, 10 Jan. 1895, d. 5 Jan. 1932.

+72.  Mary F. Clark, b. 30 March 1867, m. James Franklin King, 3 Feb. 1881, d. 4 March 1891.

  73.  Celia Clark, b. 10 Dec. 1869, m. Joseph Wade Hampton, d. 2 July 1941 (Sapulpa, OK).

+74.  Wallace W. Clark, b. 1871, m. Maggie Ball, 28 Oct. 1894, d. after 1910.

+75.  Laura Clark, b. 1879, m. John Shell, 1902, d. after 1910.

+76.  Jacob C. Clark, b. 15 July 1879, m. Mary Ann Rebecca ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 15 May 1977.

 

Elisha Clark (19) was born 1833 in Rockcastle Co., KY, and died in 1866 in Whitely Co., KY.  He married Lucinda Howell on 15 Dec. 1852 in Rockcastle Co., KY.  She was born in 1835 in AL.  She was divorced from Mr. Palmer.  (R‑1)

Children – Clark

  77.  John W. Clark, b. 1854.

  78.  Caroline Clark, b. 1855.

  79.  Mary Ann Clark, b. 1858, d. before 1870.

  80.  Elizabeth Clark, b. 1860.

  81.  Abe L. Clark, b. 1865.

 

Eliza Jane Clark (21) was born 25 Dec. 1836 in Rockcastle Co., KY, and died 7 Aug. 1920 in Garvin Co., OK.  She married Isaac Taylor in Rockcastle Co., KY.  He was born 30 Dec. 1831, and died 20 April 1911 in Garvin Co., OK.  They were both buried in Elmore City Cem.  Their first 8 children were born in Rockcastle Co., KY, and the last 2 in Madison Co., KY.  (R‑1)

Children – Taylor

  82.  Laura Taylor, m. Will Nation.

  83.  Mahala Taylor, b. and d. 15 Aug. 1855.

+84.  William Francis Taylor, b. 1857, m. Sallie Bare, d. 8 Aug. 1936.

  85.  Wallace M. Taylor, b. 29 Oct. 1858, d. 16 Sept. 1923 (Elmore City, Garvin Co., OK).

  86.  Louise J. Taylor, b. 1861, m. John Martin High, d. 26 Jan. 1935 (OK).

  87.  Nancy Ellen Taylor, b. 1865, m. John W. Patterson, d. 1935 (Carter Co., OK).

+88.  Julia Ann Taylor, b. 1867, m. Henry G. Patterson, 1885, d. 1946.

+89.  James Isaac Taylor, b. July 1869, m(1) Fannie Hearse, m(2) Maude Ballard.

  90.  Sarah Alice Taylor, b. 1 Dec. 1871, m. Grant R. Martin, d. 13 July 1957.

  91.  Mary Belle Taylor, b. 19 March 1874, m. Willis A. Stinnett, 4 Oct. 1896 (Indian Territory), d. 16 Oct. 1954 (Stratford, OK).

 

John Walker Clark (22) was born 10 April 1839 in Rockcastle Co., KY, died 30 May 1900 in Spiro, OK, Indian Territory, from being thrown from a horse, and was buried in Hugh Low Cem., Scipio, OK.  He married Mary Ann Taylor on 27 July  1860 in Rockcastle Co., KY.  She was born in 1838 in Rockcastle Co., KY, died 10 July 1916 in Ardmore, OK, and was buried in Rose Hill Cem.  All their children were born in Rockcastle Co., KY.  (R‑1)

Children – Clark

+92.  Sarah Elizabeth Clark, b. 6 Aug. 1861, m. Dewitt Hembree Beddo, 22 May 1879, d. 18 Dec. 1935.

+93.  Wallace Monroe Clark, b. 16 Nov. 1864, m. Rosetta Katherine Williams, 12 Feb. 1888, d. 6 June 1947.

  94.  Mary Jane Clark, b. 30 March 1866, m. George Eharton, 29 Dec. 1887 (Palo Pinto Co., TX).  Twin of Louisa.

  95.  Louisa (“Annie”) Clark, b. 30 March 1866, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Walker.  Twin of Mary Jane.

+96.  James Franklin Clark, b. 17 Jan. 1869, m. Sophronia Gilbert, 25 Nov. 1888, d. 24 March 1956.

 

Nancy Clark (23) was born in 1841 in Rockcastle Co., KY, and died 20 June 1905 in Odessa, Washita Co., OK (no longer in existence).  She married James Carpenter Broughton on 11 July 1857 in Rockcastle Co., KY.  He died 17 Oct. 1899 in Odessa, Washita Co., OK.

This family left Kentucky by 1880, moved to Hood Co., TX, then onto Odessa, TX sometime between 1880 and 1894. Then they moved to Oklahoma before August 15, 1894 (near Mountain View and Cloud Chief).  Odessa, OK had a Post Office from August 15, 1894 to December 31, 1901.

All their children (with the possible exception of the last) were born in Rockcastle Co., KY.  (R‑1)

Children – Broughton

  97.     Mary Darcus Broughton, b. 1859, m. Isaac Bond.

  98.     James L. Broughton, b. 1863.

  99.     Willis Walker Broughton, b. 1868.

  100.   John Milton Broughton, b. 1871.

  101.   Fluery Ellen Broughton, b. 1872.

  102.   Isaac Broughton, b. 1873.

  103.   George Washington Broughton, b. 1874.

  104.   Eliza Frances Broughton, b. 1877.

 

Flury Jane Clark (24) was born 28 May 1845 and died 13 July 1912, both in Rockcastle Co., KY.  She married David C. Laswell on 26 Dec. 1859 in Rockcastle Co., KY.  He was born 6 June 1838 and died 20 Dec. 1910, both in Rockcastle Co., KY.  They were both buried in Laswell-Clark Cem.  All their children were born in Rockcastle Co., KY.  (R‑1)

Children – Laswell

  105.   Wallace David Laswell, b. 30 Aug. 1860, m. Sarah Jane Townsend, 27 July 1883 (Rockcastle Co., KY), d. 13 Dec. 1943 (Rockcastle Co., KY).  She was b. 27 March 1865 and d. 1 Aug. 1936, both in Rockcastle Co., KY.  Both bur. in Laswell-Clark Cem.  Wallace shot and killed a Ledbetter over his wife.

+106.   Nancy Jane Laswell, b. 1862, m. William M. Adams, 27 Sept. 1883, d. Red Fork, OK.

  107.   Eliza Jane Laswell, b. 1864, m. Archibald McGuire, 9 March 1879 (Rockcastle Co., KY).  He was b. 12 March 1854.

  108.   Oliver Preston Laswell, b. 1867, d. 21 Jan. 1888 (Rockcastle Co., KY).  Bur. Laswell-Clark Cem.

+109.   Matilda Jane Laswell, b. 1869, m. Isaac A. Chasteen, 1892.

+110.   Jerry Randolph Laswell, b. 1871, m. Margaret Owens, 13 Jan. 1897, d. 1929 (Rockcastle Co., KY).

+111.   Celia Ann Laswell, b. 1873, m. Wilmer Chestnut, d. 1953.

+112.   William David Laswell, b. 7 Oct. 1875, m(1) Lucille Youing, m(2) Letia Cumile Reams, m(3) Eunice Parker Ball, 1913,  d.c. 1942.

+113.   Floury Jane Laswell, b. 1878, m. George Evans.

+114.   Lillie Belle Laswell, b. March 1879, m(1) Henry Smith, m(2) Henry Roland Hundley, 12 Dec. 1896.

+115.   Effie Laswell, b. 1882, m(1) Bennett Ballard, m(2) A. H. Herrington, 28 March 1912.

+116.   Jack Moore Laswell, b. 21 July 1887, m. Stella Mae Adams, 1913, d. 1952.

 

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[1] This is confusing. R‑1 said Sarah died 1848, possibly based on a marriage record for Brightberry Chasteen to Julia Ann Mullins on 22 March 1849 in Rockcastle Co. However, the 1850 census shows Sarah still alive and living with Brightberry.  The 1860 census shows Brightberry Chasteen married to Julia Ann, with children by his first marriage (William, Wallace and John) still in the household, so it does appear that the father and children in the 1850 and 1860 census records are the same family. That would seem to mean that the 1848 death date for Sarah is wrong, and the 1849 marriage date for Brightberry and Julia is wrong.  On the other hand, the last child born to Sarah seems to have been born in 1846.  Another possibility is that the wife listed in the 1850 census is wrong because of incorrect information provided by someone; this seems unlikely.