Rev. 5 Aug. 2012, Gen. 49

 

DESCENDANTS OF IRA GRAVES AND SALLIE ‑‑‑‑‑‑ OF VA

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Ira Graves (1) married Sallie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  They lived in Virginia.  They have not been found on any census record.  None of the children listed have been found in census records, other than Hawes.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  2. Peter Graves

+3. Hawes Graves, b. 1812, m. Elizabeth Haskins, 3 April 1842, d. 1879.

  4. Harold Graves

  5. Dorsey Graves

  6. Bernard Graves

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF IRA GRAVES (1) AND SALLIE ‑‑‑‑‑‑

Hawes Graves (3) was born about 1812 (or 1810) in VA, and died in 1879.  He married Elizabeth Haskins, daughter of Thomas M. Haskins and Elizabeth Smith, on 3 April 1842 in Albemarle Co., VA.  She was born about 1816 in VA.  They migrated to the counties of Upshur and Harrison in western Virginia (now in West Virginia), and raised their family.  Eleven of their children reached maturity.

Hawes and Elizabeth have not been found in the 1850 or earlier censuses.  They were in the 1860 census for Upshur Co., VA, with children Elizabeth, 16, Edwin, 15, Albert, 13, George W., 12, Franklin P., 8, Charles W. L., 6, Sarah, 3, and Thomas P., 1 month.  Hawes was a farmer.  There was another family in Upshur Co., VA in 1860, headed by Ira Graves, a possible brother of Hawes.  Ira was in Albemarle Co., VA in 1850.

They were in the 1870 census for Simpson, Harrison Co., WV, when he was a farm laborer.  Elizabeth was in the 1880 census for Simpson, Harrison Co., WV, widow, with sons Charles and Thomas living with her.  All their children were born in VA.

There was another Hawes Graves who was apparently completely unrelated to this Hawes Graves, listed in the 1840 census for Nelson Co., VA (adjoining Albemarle Co., on the west).  That census listed Hawes Graves and 1 white female (probably his wife), b. 1781-1790, and 23 slaves.  This is almost certainly the Hawes Graves, born about 1782 in VA, who was in the 1850 census for Davidson Co., TN, living in the household of William B. Ewing.  That is the Hawes Graves of genealogy 270, shown by DNA testing of descendants to be unrelated to this Hawes Graves.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+7. Susan Graves, b.c. 1836, m. James Ellis Slaughter, d. 27 Oct. 1913.

+8. Henrietta Graves, b.c. 1840, m. Samuel Morrison, d. 27 Feb. 1910.

+9. Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1844, m. John Sheets, 1864, d. 1912.

+10.  Edward Jentry Graves, b.c. 1844, m(1) Francis May Westfall, 6 Dec. 1871, m(2) Celestine Miller, d. 1919.

+11.  Albert L. Graves, b. Feb. 1846, m. Sarah E. Ernst, c. 1871, d. 1914.

+12.  George Washington Graves, b. Feb. 1848, m. Ida Josephine Powell, c. 1876, d. 1920.

+13.  Sarah Ann Graves, b.c. 1850, m. Alva Morrison, d. 1904.

+14.  Franklin P. Graves, b. Oct. 1853, m(1) Reed E. Fleming, m(2) Anna R. Stone, c. 1893, d. 1935.

+15.  Charles Washington Lee Graves, b. March 1854, m. Atha Jane Riley, c. 1879, d. 1933.

+16.  Ella May Graves, b.c. 1857, m. William Henry Kester, d. 1926.

+17.  Thomas J. Graves, b. June 1860, m. Mary Martha Glass, d. 1905.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF HAWES GRAVES (3) AND ELIZABETH HAWKINS

Susan Graves (7) was born in 1836 in VA, and died 27 Oct. 1913.  She married James Ellis Slaughter.  He was born in 1832 in VA, and died in 1899.  They were in the 1870 census for Simpson, Harrison Co., WV, when he was a farm laborer.  They were in the 1880 census for Flemington, Taylor Co., WV.  She was in the 1900 census for Fairmont District, Marion Co., WV, with her brother Thomas and his son living with her.  He was a farm laborer in 1870, and a worker in a coal mine in 1880.  Their children through Lucy were born in VA, and the others in WV.  (Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861, and West Virginia was admitted to the Union in 1863.)  (R‑1)

Children - Slaughter

  18.  George Slaughter, b. 1855, d. 1862.

+19.  James C. Slaughter, b.c. 1858, m. C. E. Stafford.

  20.  Elmora Slaughter; not in 1880 census.

  21.  Sally (or Louisa J.) Slaughter, b.c. 1861, m. Frank Brown.

  22.  Lucy Elizabeth Slaughter, b.c. 1862, m. James Lantz.

  23.  Bertha Slaughter, b.c. 1864.

+24.  William U. S. G. Slaughter, b. May 1866, m(1) Rena W. Matheny, c. 1895, m(2) Lydia Hawkins, c. 1906.

  25.  Gibbon (Milray) Slaughter (Is Milray a nickname?); not in 1880 census.

  26.  Dora E. Slaughter, b.c. Jan. 1870.

  27.  Florence Lorena Slaughter, b. Aug. 1875, m. Eugene A. Ellis, c. 1896.

+28.  Minnie B. Slaughter, b.c. 1880, m. John W. Fortney.

 

Henrietta Graves (8) was born in March 1840 (or 1844) in VA, and died 27 Feb. 1910 in Bridgeport, Harrison Co., WV.  She married Samuel Morrison.  He was born in Aug. 1838 in VA, and died in 1916.  They were in the 1870 and 1900 censuses for Simpson, Harrison Co., WV.  All their children were born in WV.  (R‑1)

Children - Morrison

+29.  John W. Morrison, b. Sept. 1863, m(1) Isabell Ingabae, m(2) Daisy Murphy, d. 1940.

  30.  Phillip Sheridan Morrison, b.c. 1863, d. 1866.

+31.  Gilbert T. Morrison, b. April 1868, m. Katheryn Inbaby, d. 1929.

+32.  Edith Morrison, b. June 1871, m. Hamilton Riley, d. 1953.

+33.  Emma Morrison, b. April 1874, m. Charles M. Harman, c. 1893, d. 1956.

+34.  Lucinda Morrison, b. June 1875, m. William Lewis Hart, c. 1893, d. 1963.

+35.  William Morrison, b. Feb. 1878, m. Myrtle Riley, d.c. 1907.

  36.  Hugh Morrison, b. April 1881, d. 1905.

 

Elizabeth Graves (9) was born about 1844 in VA, and died 12 April 1912 in Lewis Co., WV.  She married John Sheets in 1864.  He was born in 1831 and died in 1900.  (R‑1)

Children - Sheets

  37.  Lorenzo Sheets, b. 1866, d. 1887.

  38.  J. E. Sheets, b. 1867, d. 1925.

  39.  Isabelle Sheets, b. 1868.

+40.  Philip S. Sheets, b. May 1870, m. Melissa Belle Nestor, c. 1895, d. 1943.

+41.  Luther Sheets, b. Nov. 1873, m. Hattie Welch, c. 1899.

  42.  David Sheets, b. 1878, d. 1910.

  43.  Elizabeth Sheets, b. 1883, d. 1886.

  44.  Haws Sheets, b. 1886, d. 1887.

  45.  Lavanda Sheets, b. 1889, d. 1889.

  46.  Sasa Sheets

  47.  possibly 8 more children

 

Edward Jentry Graves (10) was born about 1844 in VA, and died in 1919.  He first married Francis (or Frances?) May Westfall on 6 Dec. 1871 (or 1867?).  She was born about 1846 in VA, and died in 1885.  They were in the 1880 census for Union Dist., Harrison Co., WV, living next to his brother Albert.

He secondly married Celestine (Francisco) Miller, widow of Wilbur Miller, about 1887.  She was born in Jan. 1853 and died in 1919.  Edward and Celestine were in the 1900 census for Weston, Courthouse District, Lewis Co., WV, when 2 of her 6 children were living, and her mother was living with them.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Francis M. Westfall

  48.  Elmore A. Graves, b.c. 1869.

  49.  Roberta Graves

  50.  Mary Myrtle Graves, b.c. 1871, m. Hiram Dee Hyde.

  51.  William C. Graves, b.c. 1874.

+52.  Valentine Graves, b. July 1878, m. Emma Byrd Barnett, 17 June 1900, d. 9 Sept. 1929.

+53.  Della May Graves, b.c. 1879, m. Michael B. Criss, c. 1905.

  54.  Francis Byrd Graves, m. James Winters.

  55.  Lura (or Lula) C. Graves, b.c. 1880, m. Nelson Pebbles.

+56.  Roderick Porter Graves, b. May 1883, m. Audrey Kennedy, d. 1954.

  57.  Edward Graves

Children - Graves, by Celestine Miller

  58.  Beatrice Graves, b. Sept. 1896, m. Alvey Matheny.

 

Albert L. Graves (11) was born in Feb. 1846 in VA, and died in 1914.  He married Sarah E. Ernst about 1871.  She was born about 1857 in VA, and died in 1932.  They were in the 1880 census for Union Dist., Harrison Co., WV.  They were in the 1900 census for Coal District, Harrison Co., WV, when all 11 of their children were still living, and he was a day laborer.  They were in the 1910 census for Clark District, Harrison Co., WV, when all 12 of their children were living, and he was not employed.  His widow was in the 1920 census for Clark District, Harrison Co., WV, with children French, Hubert, and Grace.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+59.  Alice D. Graves, b. Sept. 1873, m. Morton H. Kellison, c. 1895.

  60.  Frank Graves, b.c. 1875.

+61.  Charlotte Graves, b. Aug. 1878, m. William C. Harris, 1900.

+62.  Zillo Graves, b.c. 1879, m(1) Myrtle J. Knuckles, c. 1900, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Nicklos.

+63.  Audra J. Graves, b.c. 1883, m. Emery E. Ticknell, c. 1899.

+64.  Columbus Graves, b. March 1884, m. Winnie Corley, c. 1909.

+65.  Francis S. Graves, b. May 1886, m(1) Charles Bruffey, m(2) H. Okey Wise.

  66.  Earl Goff Graves, b. April 1887.

+67.  Zella Graves, Oct. 1889, m. Henry Fox, c. 1907.

  68.  French Graves, b. May 1892, m. Clara L. Lewis.

  69.  child

  70.  Hubert Peter Graves, b.c. 1896.

+71.  Grace Graves, b.c. 1901, m(1) James Richison, m(2) H. Watkins.

 

George Washington Graves (12) was born in Feb. 1848 in VA, and died in 1920.  He married Ida Josephine Powell about 1876.  She was born in 1859 in WV, and died in 1941.

They were in the 1880 census for Simpson, Harrison Co., WV.  They were in the 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses for Bridgeport, Simpson Dist., Harrison Co., WV.  In 1900, 7 of their 9 children were still living.  In 1910, children Della, Harold, Pansy and Leslie were still at home.  In 1920, only unmarried sons Harold and Leslie were still living at home.  George was a carpenter, as were sons Harold and Leslie.  All their children were born in WV.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  72.  Odella J. Graves, b. July 1877, m. John H. Romine, d.c. 1954 (Harrison Co., WV).

  73.  Harold O. Graves, b. April 1879.

  74.  Arminta E. Graves, b. Aug. 1880.

+75.  Bessie E. Graves, b.c. 1881, m. George L. Parr, c. 1906.

  76.  Nellie Graves

  77.  Edna Ethel Graves, b. 7 Jan. 1884, m. James A. Preston, d. 3 Dec. 1971 (Fairmont, Marion Co., WV).

  78.  Grover Cleveland Graves, b. 26 Dec. 1885, d. 28 April 1932 (Cook Co., IL).

  79.  Maletus Graves

+80.  Pansy Olive Graves, b. Oct. 1889, m. Gardiner Cornwell, d. 13 April 1959.

+81.  Leslie Raymond Graves, b. 20 July 1895, m. Persis L. Smith.

 

Sarah Ann Graves (13) was born in Aug. 1850 in VA, and died in 1904 in WV. She married Alva Morrison about 1867.  He was born in 1847 (or Feb. 1844) in VA, and died in 1903 (or 1913) in WV.  They were in the 1900 census for Ten Mile District, Harrison Co., WV, when all 14 of their children were still living.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in WV, probably all in Harrison Co.  (R‑1)

Children - Morrison

+82.  Manley M. Morrison, b. March 1869, m. Mary Francis Bailey, c. 1893, d. 1957.

+83.  John M. Morrison, b. April 1871, m. Mary J. Riley, c. 1891, d. 1901.

+84.  George W. Morrison, b. Aug. 1872, m. Mary E. Barker.

  85.  Robirda (or Roberta?) Morrison, b. Sept. 1873, m(1) Frank Davis, c. 1898, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(3) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Windon, d. 1952.  She had 3 step-sons, Collie Davis, Pearley Davis, and Homer Davis.  Frank was b. March 1863 in WV.  According to the 1900 census for Ten Mile District, Harrison Co., WV, she had 1 child who was living, but it wasn’t in their household.

+86.  Charles Lee Morrison, b. Sept. 1874, m. Mary C. Davis, c. 1897, d. 1932.

+87.  Rosa A. Morrison, b. March 1876, m. Matt Davis, d. 1924.

+88.  Mary Elizabeth Morrison, b. Oct. 1877, m(1) Guy Lester, c. 1900, m(2) Len Bennett, m(3) William C. Kennedy, d. 1949.

+89.  Myrtle Morrison, b. Nov. 1879, m. Francis Lipscomb, c. 1902, d. 1933.

  90.  Alva B. Morrison, Jr., b. March 1882, d. 1940.

+91.  Averal Morrison, b. June 1884, m. Ona Francis O'Bryan, d. 1941.

+92.  Dessie Morrison, b. Nov. 1887, m. Montrose F. Van Pelt, d. 1974.

+93.  Daniel Morrison, b. April 1889, m. Brice M. Davis, d. 1961.

+94.  Okey Morrison, b. Jan. 1891, m. Hazel Windon, d. 1954.

+95.  Floda Morrison, b. April 1893, m. Morton Lipscomb, d. 1973.

 

Franklin (“Frank”) P. Graves (14) was born in Oct. 1853 in VA, and died in 1935.  He first married Reed E. Fleming.  She was born about 1859 in VA.  He secondly married Anna ("Annie") R. Stone about 1893.  She was born in May 1852 in VA, and died in 1924.  He and Reed were in the 1880 census for Booths Creek, Taylor Co., WV, with no children.  He and Anna were in the 1900 census for Grant Dist., Marion Co., WV, when he was a teamster.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Reed Fleming

  96.  Mary Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Bennett.

  97.  Arthur Graves, b. May 1882.

+98.  Fred C. Graves, b. May 1884, m(1) Elsie L. Morrisette, c. 1910, m(2) Mrs. Georgia S. Knight.

  99.  Mary E. Graves, b. Sept. 1886.

Children - Graves, by Anna R. Stone

  100.  Goldie O. Graves, b. Sept. 1894, m. Thomas Everett.

 

Charles (“Charley”) Washington Lee Graves (15) was born in March 1854 in VA, and died in 1933.  He married Atha Jane Riley about 1879.  She was born in May 1857 in VA, and died in 1933.  They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Simpson District, Harrison Co., WV.  Eight of their 9 children were still living in 1900 and 1910.  Since the first 8 children listed below were alive in 1900, there must have been another child that died in infancy.  He was a laborer doing tanning in 1900, and a farmer in 1910.  All their children were born in WV.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+101.  Amanda E. Graves, b. Sept. 1880, m. Jonathan Golden, c. 1899, d. before 1920.

  102.  Dorsey L. Graves, b. May 1883.

  103.  Lovie C. (or E.) Graves, b. Oct. 1885.

  104.  Eva Belle Graves, b. Aug. 1887, m. Hugh J. Hodges.

  105.  Anna (“Annie”) L. (or T.) Graves, b. June 1889, m(1) James E. Orme, m(2) Charles Westfall.

  106.  Sallie D. Graves, b. Feb. 1891, m. William Thornburg.

+107.  Chesley B. Graves, b. Jan. 1897, m. Margaret Hartman.

  108.  Marie Wilma Graves, b. Aug. 1899, m. Richard D. Carrico.

  109.  Dale Francis Graves, b.c. 1902, m. Ora Olive Philips.

 

Ella May Graves (16) was born in 1857 and died in 1926. She married William Henry Kester, son of Mathias Kester and Louisa J. Brunner.  He was born in 1849 and died in 1883.  (R‑1)

Children - Kester

  110.  Myrtle Kester, b. 1879.

  111.  Cecil Kester, b. 1880, d. 1948.

  112.  Sadie Kester, b. 1881.

  113.  Hattie Kester, b. 1882.

+114.  William Henry Kester, Jr., m. Helen Frush.

 

Thomas J. Graves (17) was born in June 1860[1] in WV, and died in 1905. He married Mary Martha Glass.  She was born in 1864 and died in 1889.  He was in the 1900 census for Fairmont District, Marion Co., WV, widower, with his son Albert, living with his widowed sister Susan.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  115.  child

  116.  Anna E. Graves, b. 1885, d. 1890.

+117.  Albert Hill Graves, b. Oct. 1886, m. Maude Burgess, c. 1906.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF SUSAN GRAVES (7) AND JAMES E. SLAUGHTER

James C. (or M.) Slaughter (19) was born about 1854-1858 in VA.  He married C. E. (or C. A.) Stafford.  She was born about 1858 in VA.  They were in the 1880 census for Simpson District, Harrison Co., WV.  He was a farm laborer in 1880.  All their children were born in WV.  (R‑1)

Children - Slaughter

  118.  Flora Slaughter, b.c. 1877.

  119.  Ida B. Slaughter, b.c. 1878.

  120.  Stella Slaughter, b. Feb. 1880.

  121.  child

 

William U. S. G. Slaughter (24) was born in May 1866 in WV.  He first married Rena W. Matheny about 1895.  She was born in Sept. 1880 in WV.  He secondly married Lydia (“Liddie” or “Lydie”) Hawkins about 1906.  His middle initials probably were for Gen. and Pres. Ulysses Simpson Grant.  William and Rena were in the 1900 census for Fairmont District, Marion Co., WV.

William and Lydia were in the 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses for Fairmont District, Marion Co., WV.  In 1910, they had children John, Gail, and Wilma, and his mother Phebia Hawkins living with them.  In 1920, they had his mother Rheba Hawkins, and daughter Irma (possibly Thelma?), age 8, living with them.  In 1930, they had children John, Thelma, and Doris Lee living with them.  He was a coal miner.  (R‑1)

Children - Slaughter, by Rena W. Matheny

+122.  Marjorie Slaughter, b. June 1896, m. Lovell Gray.

  123.  John Slaughter, b. Jan. 1899, m. Ethel Conley.

Children - Slaughter, by Lydia Hawkins

  124.  Gail E. Slaughter, b.c. 1907.

  125.  Wilma Slaughter, b.c.  Oct. 1908.

  126.  Thelma Slaughter, b.c. 1911.

  127.  Doris Lee Slaughter, b.c. March 1930.

 

Minnie B. Slaughter (28) was born about 1880 in WV.  She married John W. Fortney about 1901.  He was born about 1880 in WV.  They were in the 1910 census for Fairmont District, Marion Co., WV.  They were in the 1920 census for Grant District, Monongalia Co., VA.  He was a hosler (?) in a B&O railroad shop in 1910, and a coal miner in 1920.  (R‑1)

Children - Fortney

  128.  Pauline (or Lorine) Fortney, b.c. 1902, m. Louis Kalmar.

  129.  Frank Fortney, b.c. 1905.

  130.  Mildred Fortney, b.c. 1907, m. A. C. Brown.

+131.  John Wilbert (or Wilbur) Fortney, b.c. March 1909, m. Elizabeth Fibler.

  132.  Edward Fortney, b.c. 1912.

  133.  Kathleen Fortney, b.c. Feb. 1916.

 

CHILDREN OF HENRIETTA GRAVES (8) AND SAMUEL MORRISON

John W. (or L.) Morrison (29) was born in Sept. 1863 in WV, and died in 1940. He first married Isabell Ingabae.  She must have died by 1900, since he and his son were living with his parents in the 1900 census for Simpson district, Harrison Co., WV.  He secondly married Daisy Murphy.  She was born about 1894 in WV.  John and Daisy were in the 1930 census for Bridgeport, Harrison Co., WV.  All their children were born in WV.  (R‑1)

Children - Morrison, by Isabell Ingabae

  134.  Albert Morrison, b. May 1895.

Children - Morrison, by Daisy Murphy

  135.  Ray Morrison

  136.  Wilma Morrison, b.c. 1912.

  137.  Roy Morrison, b.c. 1919.

  138.  Loyd O. Morrison, b.c. 1923.

  139.  Samuel Morrison

 

Gilbert T. Morrison (31) was born in April 1868 in WV, and died in 1929.  He married Katheryn Inbaby.  They divorced.  He was in the 1920 census for Clark District, Harrison Co., WV, with his son, when he was a farm laborer and his son was a laborer on a street railway.  (R‑1)

Children - Morrison

+140.  Gilbert Miley Morrison, b. 1904, m. Merle Rose Starkey, d. 1965.

 

Edith Morrison (32) was born in June 1871 in WV, and died in 1953. She married Hamilton Riley.  He was born in March 1870 in WV, and died in 1953.  They had 23 grandchildren in 1953, according to an obituary for Edith.  They were in the 1900 census for Coal District, Harrison Co., WV, when he was working for the railroad.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV, when he was working in a glass factory.  All their children were born in WV.  (R‑1)

Children - Riley

  141.  Bertha Riley, b. Oct. 1893.

+142.  Zella Riley, b. June 1896, m. Eugene Hitchcock, c. 1891.

  143.  Erma Riley, b. Feb. 1897 (or 1898).

  144.  Ezra Riley, b. March 1900.

  145.  Carl Riley, b.c. 1911.

 

Emma Morrison (33) was born in April 1874 in WV, and died in 1956. She married Charles H. (or M.) Harman about 1893.  He was born in Aug.1870 in WV, and died in 1941.  They were in the 1900 census for Simpson District, Harrison Co., WV, when he was a trackman in the coal mines.  They were in the 1930 census for Clarksburg, Coal District, Harrison Co., WV, when he was not working.  (R‑1)

Children - Harman

  146.  Lucy Harman, b. Nov. 1898.

  147.  William Harman, b.c. 1910.

 

Lucinda (“Lucy”) Morrison (34) was born in June 1875 in WV, and died in 1963. She married William Lewis Hart about 1893.  He was born in Oct. 1870 in WV.  They were in the 1900 census for Simpson District, Harrison Co., WV, when he was doing track repair for the railroad, and 3 of their 4 children were living.  (R‑1)

Children - Hart

  148.  Etta Hart, b. April 1893.

  149.  William L. Hart, b. Nov. 1894.

  150.  Icie Hart, b. Aug. 1899.

  151.  Dewey Hart

  152.  Zula Hart

  153.  K. W. Hart

 

William Morrison (35) was born in 1878 and died about 1907.  He married Myrtle Riley.  She was born in 1882 and died about 1907.  (R‑1)

Children - Morrison

  154.  Wilbert Morrison

  155.  Wallace Morrison

  156.  William Morrison

 

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH GRAVES (9) AND JOHN SHEETS

Philip S. Sheets (40) was born in May 1870 in WV, and died in 1943. He married Melissa Belle Nestor, called Belle, about 1895.  She was born in Dec. 1876 in WV.  They were in the 1900 census for Flemington District, Taylor Co., WV.  They were in the 1910 and 1920 censuses for Simpson District, Harrison Co., WV.  Two of their 3 children were living in 1910.  (R‑1)

Children - Sheets

  157.  Phillip N. Sheets, b.c. 1905.

  158.  Harry F. Sheets, b. 1907, m. Mae Davisson, d. 1978.  She was born in 1878.

  159.  Alma Sheets, b.c. 1914, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Greene.

  160.  Lorenzo Sheets, b. 1916, d. 1919.

  161.  Lucille Sheets

 

Luther Sheets (41) was born in Nov. 1873 in WV.  He married Hattie Welch about 1899.  She was born in Jan. 1875 in WV.  They were in the 1900 and 1920 censuses for Simpson District, Harrison Co., WV.  (R‑1)

Children - Sheets

  162.  Paul F. Sheets, b. Jan. 1900.

+163.  James E. Sheets, b.c. 1903, m. Frances Sheehan, c. 1977.

  164.  Laurence Sheets, b.c. 1914.

 

CHILDREN OF EDWARD J. GRAVES (10) AND FRANCIS M. WESTFALL

Valentine (“Dave”) Graves (52) was born in July 1878 in WV.  He married Emma Byrd (“Bird”) Barnett, daughter of Washington Barnett and Eliza ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 17 June 1900 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV[2].  In the 1900 census for Coal District, Harrison Co., WV, he was single, living as a boarder in the household of Bird’s parents.  Bird was also listed as single, but her son Roscoe was in the household, so someone other than Valentine may have been Roscoe’s father.  She was born in Nov. 1875 in WV.  They were in the 1910 census for Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV.  All their children were born in Harrison Co., WV.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

  165.  Roscoe Graves, b. 11 July 1897, d. 29 Dec. 1958.  Bur. at Woodlawn National Cem., Elmira, NY.

  166.  Meigs E. Graves, b.c. 1902, m. Pauline Foley, 17 Jan. 1930 (Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV), d. 27 Sept. 1961 (Marion Co., WV).  She was b. 6 Sept. 1905 in Monongalia Co., WV.

  167.  Bernard Graves, b. 9 April 1903, d. 15 Dec. 1983 (Pinellas Co., FL).

  168.  Chester Ogden Graves, b. 18 Nov. 1905, d. 28 Jan. 1906 (Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV).

  169.  Dorsey Graves, b.c. Feb. 1910.  R‑2 gives a birthdate of 27 Dec. 1907, but that contradicts the 1910 census.  Probably the correct date is 27 Dec. 1909.

+170.  Harold Post Graves, b. 8 Dec. 1918, m. Grace Mable Holden, d. 17 April 1969.

 

Della May Graves (53) was born about 1879 in WV.  She married Michael B. Criss about 1905.  He was born about 1877 in WV.  They were in the 1910 census for Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV, when he was a painter.  (R‑1)

Children - Criss

  171.  Robert H. Criss, b.c. 1906.

+172.  Benjamin M. Criss, b.c. 1907, m. Vena Bail.

+173.  Julia May Criss, m. Virgil E. Robertson.

 

Roderick Porter Graves (56) was born in 1882 and died in 1954.  He married Audrey Kennedy.  She was born in 1896 and died in 1978.  He was living with his brother, unmarried, in the 1910 census for Clarksburg, Harrison co., WV.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  174.  Paul Graves, m. Wilma Vera Stark.

+175.  Pansy Belle Graves, m. Harry Taylor.

+176.  Hilda Graves, m. Kenneth White.

  177.  Clarence Graves, b. 1919, m. Joyce Ducan, d. 1970.

  178.  Dorothy Lee Graves, b. 1921, d. 1925.

  179.  Roy Mark Graves, b. 1923, d. 1946.

+180.  Ruby Graves, m(1) Edward Kissella, m(2) George Grace.

+181.  Roderick Porter Graves, Jr., m. Lilly Britton.

+182.  Wayne Graves, m. Delia Hurrell.

+183.  Blayne D. Graves, m(1) Roselyn E. Moore, m(2) Alberta Mason.

 

CHILDREN OF ALBERT L. GRAVES (11) AND SARAH E. ERNST

Alice D. Graves (59) was born in Sept. 1873 in WV.  She married Morton H. Kellison about 1895.  He was born in Aug. 1876 in WV.  They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Eagle District, Harrison Co., WV.  He was a farmer.  (R‑1)

Children - Kellison

  184.  Frank Amos Kellison, b. Feb. 1896, m. Maude ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  185.  child

  186.  Cecil Alden Kellison, b.c. 1902.

 

Charlotte Graves (61) was born in Aug. 1878 in WV.  She married William C. Harris in 1900.  He was born in Jan. 1879 in WV.  They were in the 1900 census for Winfield District, Marion Co., WV.  They were in the 1910 and 1920 censuses for Paw Paw District, Marion Co., WV.  He was a coal miner in 1900, and a farmer in 1910 and 1920.  All their children were born in WV.  (R‑1)

Children - Harris

  187.  Gertrude (“Gertie”) Harris, c. 1901.

  188.  Patsy Harris (son), b.c. 1903.

  189.  Biddie Harris, b.c. 1905.

  190.  Albert Harris, b.c. 1907.

  191.  Daniel A. Harris, b.c. Sept. 1908.

  192.  Herman Harris, b.c. June 1910.

  193.  Pauline Harris, b.c. 1915.

  194.  Arthur Harris, b.c. 1917.

 

Zillo Graves (62) was born about 1879 in WV.  He first married Myrtle J. Knuckles about 1900.  She was born about 1884 in IL.  He secondly married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Nicklos.  Zillo and Myrtle were in the 1910 census for Fairmont District, Marion Co., WV, when he was an engineer.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Myrtle J. Knuckles

  195.  Josie Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1901.

  196.  Arleigh L. Graves, b.c. 1902.

  197.  Owen Graves, b.c. 1903.

  198.  Carl Graves, b.c. 1906.

Children - Graves, by ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Nicklos

  199.  Mildred Graves

 

Audra J. Graves (63) was born about 1883 in WV.  She married Emery E. Tichnell about 1899.  He was born about 1872 in WV.  They were in the 1910 census for Simpson District, Harrison Co., WV.  They were in the 1920 census for Eagle District, Harrison Co., WV, when he was a laborer in a chemical works..  (R‑1)

Children - Tichnell

  200.  child, died before 1910.

+201.  Carl Ellis Tichnell, b.c. Aug. 1908, m. Mildred Bennett.

+202.  Gladys Hilda Tichnell, b.c. 1911, m. Wallace R. Logston.

 

Columbus Graves (64) was born in March 1884 in WV.  He married Winnie Corley about 1909.  She was born about 1891 in WV.  They were in the 1910 census for Clark District, Harrison Co., WV.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Clarksburg, Clark District, Harrison Co., WV.  He was a laborer in a glass house in 1910, and a house painter in 1920 and 1930.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+203.  Willard C. Graves, b.c. Jan. 1910, m. Virginia King.

+204.  Denver R. Graves, b.c. 1913, married.

  205.  Clifford E. Graves, b.c. 1915, m. Viona (Ruth) Moore.  (Is Ruth her nickname?)

  206.  Albert Graves

+207.  Eugene N. Graves, b.c. 1918, married.

+208.  Thurman L. Graves, b.c. 1921, married.

+209.  Helen Graves, b.c. 1924, m. Donald Watkins.

+210.  Carl C. Graves, b.c. 1927, married.

+211.  Betty Lee Graves, b.c. Jan. 1930, m. Delmar Ashcraft.

+212.  Janet Joyce Graves, m. James Toothman.

 

Francis (or Frances?) S. Graves (65) was born in May 1886 in WV.  She first married Charles Bruffey.  She secondly married H. Okey Wise.  (R‑1)

Children - Bruffey

  213.  Mildred Bruffey

  214.  Charles Bruffey

  215.  Evelyn Bruffey, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Vargo.

 

Zella Graves (67) was born in Oct. 1889 in WV.  She married Henry (“Harry”) Fox about 1907.  They were in the 1910 census for Clark District, Harrison Co., WV, when he was a laborer in a glass factory.  (R‑1)

Children - Fox

+216.  Violet Fox, b.c. Oct. 1908, m. James D. Ash.

 

Grace Graves (71) first married James Richison.  She secondly married H. Watkins.  (R‑1)

Children - Richison

  217.  Ruth L. Richison, m. Gerald E. Lamm.

  218.  Doris D. Richison, m. Charles Newbrough.

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE W. GRAVES (12) AND IDA J. POWELL

Bessie E. Graves (75) was born about 1881 in WV.  She married George L. Parr about 1906.  He was born about 1874 in WV.  They were in the 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses for Simpson District, Harrison Co., WV.  He was a coal miner in 1910, a laborer in a glass factory in 1920, and a farmer in 1930.  (R‑1)

Children - Parr

  219.  Geraldine M. Parr, b.c. 1908.

  220.  Chesley G. Parr

  221.  Margery D. Parr

 

Pansy Olive Graves (80) was born in Oct. 1889 in WV, and died 13 April 1959 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV.  She married Gardiner Cornwell.  He was born about 1890 in WV.  They were in the 1920 census for Bridgeport, Simpson Dist., Harrison Co., WV.  He was a carpenter.  (R‑1)

Children - Cornwell

  222.  Gardiner Cornwell, Jr., b.c. May 1920, m. Eveline R. Miner.

  223.  Eugene Cornwell

 

Leslie Raymond Graves (81) was born 20 July 1895 in WV.  He married Persis L. Smith.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  224.  George R. Graves

  225.  Gene E. Graves

 

CHILDREN OF SARAH ANN GRAVES (13) AND ALVA MORRISON

Manley M. Morrison (82) was born in March 1869 (or 1866) in WV, and died in 1957.  He married Mary Francis Bailey about 1893.  She was born in Feb. 1870 (or 1871) in WV.  They were in the 1900 census for Simpson District, Harrison Co., WV, when all 3 of their children were living.  They were in the 1910 census for Simpson District, Harrison Co., WV, with his brother Oakey living with them.  He was a track walker for the railroad in 1900, and a track boss (foreman) for the railroad in 1910.  All their children were born in WV.  (R‑1)

Children - Morrison

  226.  Vovie (“Voy”) Morrison, b. July 1894, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Ferguson.

  227.  Glen Morrison, b. Dec. 1896, d. 1930.

  228.  Lena Morrison, b. Oct. 1898, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Randall.

  229.  Alice Morrison, b.c. 1903.

  230.  Jacob H. Morrison, b. 1905.  Not in 1910 census.

  231.  Barnett D. Morrison, b. 1905, d. 1927.

  232.  Myra Morrison, b. 1908, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Boltz.

 

John M. Morrison (83) was born in April 1871 in WV, and died in 1901. He married Mary J. Riley about 1891.  She was born in July 1866 (or 1865) in WV, and died in 1923.  They were in the 1900 census for Simpson District, Harrison Co., WV, living next to his brother Manley, when all 4 of their children were living, and he was doing track repair for the railroad.  All their children were born in WV.  (R‑1)

Children - Morrison

+233.  Oakey M. Morrison, b. Oct. 1891, m. Tessie Gifford, d. 1970.

+234.  Della Morrison, b. Jan. 1894, m. Franklin Moser.

  235.  Clara Morrison, b. Aug. 1896, m. Arthur Michael.

  236.  Harold Morrison, b. April 1900, m. Edna McIntyre.

 

George W. Morrison (84) was born in Aug. 1872 (or 1874) in WV.  He married Mary (“Molly”) E. Barker about 1897.  She was born in Aug. 1880 in WV, and died in 1952.  They were in the 1900 census for Ten Mile District, Harrison Co., WV, when 1 of their 2 children were living, and he was a farm laborer.  (R‑1)

Children - Morrison

  237.  Daniel Morrison, d. 1958.

  238.  Jessie G. Morrison, b. July 1898.

  239.  Bessie Morrison, b. 1900, d. 1900.

  240.  John W. Morrison, b. 1901.

  241.  George W. Morrison, b. 1903.

  242.  Goldie Morrison

  243.  Beulah Morrison

  244.  Genevieve Morrison, b. 1916.

  245.  Frankie Morrison, b. 1917, m. John Thomas Gettings.

  246.  Mary E. Morrison, b. 1922.

 

Charles Lee Morrison (86) was born in Sept. 1874 in WV, and died in 1932.  He married Mary Davis about 1897.  She was born in April 1872 in WV, and died in 1956.  They were in the 1900 census for Coal District, Harrison Co., WV.  They were in the 1910 census for Clarksburg, Coal District, Harrison Co., WV, when 4 of their 5 children were living, and his brother Alva was living with them.  He was a railroad laborer in 1900, and a foreman for the railroad in 1910.  All their children were born in WV.  (R‑1)

Children - Morrison

  247.  Loy Morrison, b. May 1898, died before 1910.

+248.  Murl Audrey Morrison, b.c. 1904, m. Carolyn Fawcett.

  249.  Aubrey E. Morrison, b.c. 1904, m. Rose E. Perry.

  250.  Kenneth L. Morrison, b.c. 1906, m. Edna Sandy.

+251.  Ebbert Grenfall Morrison, b.c. 1909, m. Hannalina Collin.

+252.  Thelma Irene Morrison, m(1) Hayward Pratt, m(2) Albert Costa.

+253.  Gertrude Isabel Morrison, m. William Waters.

 

Rosa A. Morrison (87) was born in March 1876 in WV, and died in 1924. She married Matt Davis.  She was living with her parents in 1900, listed as unmarried with no children.  She may have been the person listed as Rosie Davis, divorced, in the 1910 census for Eagle District, Harrison Co., WV.  (R‑1)

Children - Davis

  254.  Earthel Davis, b. 1896, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Simmons, d. 1953.

  255.  Clayton Davis, b. 1899.

 

Mary Elizabeth (“Ella”) Morrison (88) was born in Oct. 1877 in WV, and died in 1949.  She first married Guy Lester about 1900.  He was born about 1871 in WV.  She secondly married Len (or Eli) Bennett.  He was born about 1851 in WV.  She thirdly married William C. Kennedy.  Mary and Guy were in the 1910 census for Mannington, Marion Co., WV, with their 2 children.  He was a teamster in the oil fields.  Ella and Eli were in the 1920 census for Freemans Creek, Lewis Co., WV, with their 2 children and her son William Lester.  He was a farmer.  (R‑1)

Children - Lester

  256.  Theresa (“Tressie”) Lester, b.c. 1903, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Silcott.

  257.  William G. Lester, b.c. 1906.

Children - Bennett

  258.  Woodrow Bennett, b.c. 1916.

  259.  Woodbee Bennett, b.c. 1918.  Living with Ernest and Fannie Cross as their adopted daughter in the 1930 census for Clark District, Harrison Co., WV.

 

Myrtle Morrison (89) was born in Nov. 1879 in WV, and died in 1933. She married Francis Lipscomb about 1902.  He was born about 1883 in WV.  They were in the 1910 census for Grant District, Marion Co., WV, when all 3 of their children were living, he was a laborer doing repairs on the railroad, and his mother Rachael Lipscomb, 58, was living with them.  They were in the 1920 census for Grant District, Marion Co., WV, when he was a coal miner.  (R‑1)

Children - Lipscomb

  260.  Flossie Lipscomb, b.c. 1905.

  261.  Julia Grace Lipscomb, b.c. 1908.

  262.  Martha D. Lipscomb, b.c. Feb. 1910.

 

Averal (or Averil) Morrison (91) was born in June 1883 (or 1884) in WV, and died in 1941. He married Ona Francis O'Bryan.  She was born in 1885 and died in 1946.  (R‑1)

Children - Morrison

  263.  Howard Lenord Morrison, b. 1909, m. Hazel Diamond.

  264.  Elizabeth Morrison, b. 1914, d. 1916.

  265.  Virginia Morrison, b. 1914.

  266.  Ruth Louise Morrison, b. 1916, m. Oscar Carvell.

  267.  Madeline Emma Morrison, b. 1919, d. 1948.

  268.  Elizabeth Lee Morrison, b. 1923, m. Francis A. Ladany.

  269.  Gilbert Morrison, married.

 

Dessie Morrison (92) was born in Nov. 1887 (or 1884) in WV, and died in 1974. She married Montrose F. Van Pelt.  He was born in 1885 and died in 1970.  (R‑1)

Children - Van Pelt

  270.  Frank Van Pelt

  271.  Russell Van Pelt

  272.  Kenneth Van Pelt

  273.  Denzil Van Pelt

  274.  Freda Van Pelt, m(1) Webb Morgan, m(2) Bob Lowe.

  275.  Dessie Van Pelt, m. Walter Benedum.

  276.  Mona Van Pelt, m. Charles Devine.

  277.  Jetty May Van Pelt, m. Earl Fetty.

  278.  Pete Van Pelt.

 

Daniel Morrison (93) was born in April 1889 (or 1887) in WV, and died in 1961. He married Brice M. Davis.  She was born in 1891 and died in 1969.  (R‑1)

Children - Morrison

+279.  Stella Lucilia Morrison, b. 1907, m. Dolphy H. Posey.

+280.  Grace M. Morrison, b. 1913, m. Reon Davis, d. 1977.

+281.  Harry D. Morrison, b. 1919, m. Virginia Stutler, d. 1966.

  282.  Melinda Morrison, b. 1923, m. E. W. Goode.

 

Okey (or Oakey) Morrison (94) was born in Jan. 1891 in WV, and died in 1954.  He married Hazel Windon.  (R‑1)

Children - Morrison

  283.  Edward Earl Morrison, b. 1924.

  284.  Edna May Morrison, b. 1926, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Rush.

+285.  Okey Morrison, Jr., b. 1930, m. Sarah E. Davis.

  286.  Homer Lee Morrison

  287.  Grace Linda Morrison

  288.  Mal Morrison

 

Floda (“Flody”) Morrison (95) was born in April 1893 in WV, and died in 1973. She married Morton Lipscomb.  (R‑1)

Children - Lipscomb

  289.  Mary Lipscomb, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Canfield.

  290.  William Lipscomb

  291.  Charles H. Lipscomb

  292.  Enda (or Edna?) Lipscomb

  293.  Lavina Lipscomb, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Channel.

 

CHILDREN OF FRANKLIN P. GRAVES (14)

Fred C. Graves (98) was born in May 1884 in WV.  He first married Elsie L. Morrisette about 1910.  He secondly married Mrs. Georgia S. Knight.  Fred and Elsie were in the 1920 census for Haleville Village, Hackers Creek District, Lewis Co., WV, with brother-in-law Wiliam Morrisette, 71, living with them.  He and Georgia were in the 1930 census for Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV, with stepson Ross J. Knight living with them.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Elsie L. Morrisette

  294.  Howard W. Graves, b.c. 1911.

Children - Graves, by 2nd wife

  295.  Fred C. Graves, Jr., b.c. March 1927.

 

CHILDREN OF CHARLES W. L. GRAVES (15) AND ATHA J. RILEY

Amanda Graves (101) was born in Sept. 1880 in WV, and died before 1920.  She married Jonathan Golden about 1899.  He was born in March 1876 in WV.  They were in the 1900 census for Simpson District, Harrison Co., WV, with no children, living next to her parents.  They were in the 1910 census for Clark District, Harrison Co., WV, when 4 of their 6 children were still living.  He was in the 1920 census for Clarksburg, Clark District, Harrison Co., WV, widowed, with children Lora and Darwin still at home.  He was a turner in a pottery shop in 1900, a laborer in a glass house in 1910, and a blower in a machine glass factory in 1920.  All their children were born in WV.

Children - Golden

  296.  Clyde Golden, b.c. 1901.

  297.  Vera M. Golden, b.c. 1905.

  298.  Lora V. Golden, b.c. 1906.

  299.  Darwin W. Golden, b.c. Nov. 1908.

 

Chesley B. Graves (107) was born in Jan. 1897 in WV.  He married Margaret Hartman.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  300.  Margaret D. Graves

  301.  Doramis M. Graves

  302.  Merl D. Graves

  303.  child

 

CHILDREN OF ELLA M. GRAVES (16) AND WILLIAM H. KESTER

William Henry Kester, Jr. (114) married Helen Frush.  (R‑1)

Children - Kester

  304.  Sam Kester, b. 1905.

  305.  Nettie Kester, b. 1906.

  306.  Thelma Kester, b. 1908.

  307.  John W. Kester, b. 1911.

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS J. GRAVES (17) AND MARY M. GLASS

Albert Hill Graves (117) was born in Oct. 1886 in WV.  He married Maude Burgess about 1906.  She was born about 1888 in WV.  They were in the 1910 census for Lincoln District, Marion Co., WV, when he was a coal miner.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+308.  Zella May Graves, b.c. 1908, m(1) Cecil E. Ankrom, m(2) Egbert Zillafro.

  309.  Dorothy Clara Graves

 

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[1] His date of birth was given as June 1864 in the 1900 census, but the 1870 census gave it as about 1860, and the 1860 census gave his age in 1860 as 1 month..

[2] This marriage date is from R‑2.  The 1910 census gives a marriage date of about 1896, but that is probably to account for Roscoe.