Rev. 14 Aug. 1993, Gen. 87

 

DESCENDANTS OF SHELDON GRAVES AND LYDIA ------

OF CT & TX

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Sheldon Graves (1) was born 22 May 1804 in CT, and died 17 Oct. 1855 (according to Judge Franklin's Mortality Records, Rosenberg Library, Galveston, TX). He married Lydia ------.

He was issued a headright in 1841 for 360 acres from the Republic of Texas, and sold the headright in 1851. The 1850 ceneus for Galveston lists Sheldon, born in CT, blacksmith, his wife Lydia, born in PA, and son John, born in NY, blacksmith.

Sheldon's obituary in the Galveston Daily News states: "Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, and California papers, please copy." Census records for 1840 were checked for those areas, and a Sheldon Graves was found, with ages that matched his family, in the county where Louisville, KY is located.

The 1860 census shows Edward Graves, born NY, and wife Nancy Carson Graves, now living in Galveston, TX. Regarding Lydia, every census says she was born in PA except for one that says DE. (R-1)

Children - Graves

+2. Edward Graves, b. 1825, m. Nancy Carson, d. 1887.

3. John Graves, b. 1827, d. 1866.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF SHELDON GRAVES (1) AND LYDIA ------

Edward Graves (2) was born in 1825 in NY, and died in 1887. He married Nancy Carson. They were living in Galveston, TX in 1860. (R-1)

Children - Graves

+4. Edward Sheldon Graves, b. 1859, married, d. 1925.

5. Mary Margaretta Graves, b. 1861, never married, d. 1947 (Galveston, TX).

6. Joe W. Graves, b. 1869, married. He moved to St. Louis, MO in 1891, and worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. Probably never had children.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF EDWARD GRAVES (2) AND NANCY CARSON

Edward Sheldon Graves (4) was born in 1859 and died in 1925. He married. (R-1)

Children - Graves

+7. Edna R. Graves, b. 1891, m. ------ Anderson, d. 194-.

8. Edward Sheldon Graves, b. 1892, d. 196-.

9. Walter Wilford Graves, b. 1893, d. 1964.

10. Joe Graves, b. 1895, d. 1897.

11. Ira Graves, b. 1897, d. 1918.

+12. Wallace William Graves, b. 1899, married, d. 1964.

+13. Clifford Earl Graves, b. 1901, married, d. 1965.

+14. Ruth Carson Graves, b. 1904, m. ------ Chassaniol.

 

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