Rev. 12 April 2015, Gen. 97

 

DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM GRAVES AND TABITHA SANDERS

OF NC AND CHEROKEE CO., AL

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

William Graves (1) was born about 1796 in NC, died 22 Aug. 1870 in Etowah Co., AL, and was buried in Black Creek Cem., Etowah Co., AL.  He was a farmer.  He married Tabitha Sanders, daughter of Nimrod Sanders and Mary Elizabeth Ricketts before 1829.  She was born 21 July 1806 in Montgomery Co., NC, died 15 Jan. 1892 in Etowah Co., AL, and was also buried in Black Creek Cem.  Their first 3 children were born in NC, the next one in GA, and the last 2 in AL.  The family was in the 1850 and 1860 censuses for Cherokee Co., AL; ‘Telitha’ Graves, 64, born NC, and daughter Elizabeth, 25, born AL, were living in Attalla, Etowah Co., AL in 1870.  (R‑2, R‑6, R‑8)

Children - Graves

+2.   Sarah Graves, b.c. 1829, m. Squire Morgan, c. 1850, d. after 1880.

+3.   Aaron Graves, b. 17 Feb. 1831, m. Jane Catherine Dunman, 13 (or 14) July 1853, d. 16 Nov. 1891.

+4.   Leonard H. Graves, b. 14 Nov. 1833, m. Louponia Estes, 1 Oct. 1854, d. 8 Aug. 1884.

+5.   Mary Jane Graves, b. 3 March 1837, m(1) Jessie M. Chandler, c. 1856, m(2) Elijah Dobbs, 6 Dec. 1897, d. 15 Jan. 1914.

    6.  Susan Elizabeth Graves, b. 11 Aug. 1842, William McDuffy Sanders, d. 15 Jan. 1919 (De Kalb Co., AL).  Bur. Lebanon Cem. (De Kalb Co., AL).

+7.   Frances Graves, b.c. 1845, m. Robert Estes, c. 1862.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GRAVES (1) AND TABITHA SANDERS

Sarah Graves (2) was born about 1829 in NC, died after 1880, and was buried in Walnut Grove Cem., Altoona, Etowah Co., AL.  She married Squire Morgan, son of John Morgan, born NC, and Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑ of TN, about 1850.  He was born in Nov. 1827 in AL, and died after 1900; he was recorded on the 1900 census with his second wife Mary and their children.  He married Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1887.  Sarah and Squire were recorded on the 1860 census in De Kalb Co., AL, the 1870 census in Attalla, Etowah Co., AL, and the 1880 census in Greenwood and Duck Springs, Etowah Co., AL.  Their children were born in AL.  (R‑3, R‑8)

Children - Morgan

+8.   William A [Anderson?] Morgan, b. 16 Oct. 1850, m. Sylvia Potter, 8 Dec. 1872, d. 1 April 1897.

+9.   George Walsh Morgan, b. 25 Aug. 1852, m, Sarah F. May, 12 March 1876, d. 30 April 1915.

    10.   John L. Morgan, b.c. 1855.

    11.   Tabitha Jane Morgan, b.c. 1856.

    12.   Thomas J. Morgan, b.c. 1859.

    13.   Joseph Morgan, b.c. 1860.

 

Aaron Graves (3) was born 17 Feb. 1831 in NC, died 16 Nov. 1891 in Clarksville, Johnson Co., AR, and was buried at Mt. Vernon (Woods Mtn.), Johnson Co., AR, north of Clarksville, AR.  He married Jane Catherine Dunman, daughter of John Dunman and Elizabeth Carlton, on 13 (or 14) July 1853 in Cherokee Co., AL.  She was born 16 Dec. 1826 in AL (or Dec. 1829 in GA), and was listed in the 1900 census as living with her daughter, Betty, in Coal Hill, Johnson Co., AR.  She died 25 March 1901 in Coal Hill, and was buried in Coal Hill Cem., Coal Hill, AR.  Their first 3 children were born in Cherokee Co., AL, and the next 2 in Cullman Co., AL.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑3, R‑9)

Children - Graves

+14.   Rebecca Elizabeth Graves, b. 26 Aug. 1854, m. David T. Bryan, 28 Sept. 1878, d. 8 June 1948.

    15.   Mary C. Graves, b. 26 May 1856, m. James Jones, d. 31 Aug. 1876 (Blount Co., AL).

    16.   John W. Graves, b. 27 Feb. 1858, d. 19 Oct. 1869 (or 5 Oct. 1933, Blount Co., AL).  Bur. Black Creek Cem. (Etowah Co., AL).

+17.   Lucinda Frances Graves, b. 8 Feb. 1861, m. Henry Godfrey Zimmerman, 6 Nov. 1880, d. 24 May 1926.

+18.   Eliza Ann Graves, b. 22 Feb. 1862, m. Henry Maxwell Jones, 2 Nov. 1881, d. 9 Oct. 1955.

+19.   George Aaron Graves, b. 24 April 1864, m. Nancy Elizabeth Childress, 23 Feb. 1888, d. 5 Aug. 1935.

 

Leonard H. Graves (4) was born 14 Nov. 1833 in NC (or AL), died 8 Aug. 1884 in Franklin Co., AR, and was buried in Morgan Hill Cem., Franklin Co., AR about 4 miles south of Ozark.  He married Louponia (variously spelled Laponia or Lapina) Estes 1 Oct. 1854 in Floyd Co., GA.  She was born about 1840 in AL, and died in 1867 in Jackson Co., AL, and was also buried in Morgan Hill Cem., Franklin Co., AR.  All their children were probably born in Jackson Co., AL, near Scottsboro, although it is possible at least the first 2 may have been born in Cherokee Co., AL.  Leonard then moved the family to Logan Co. (or Franklin Co.), AR, across the Arkansas River from Ozark, AR, around 1872 or 1873.  (R‑3, R‑4, R‑8)

Children - Graves

+20.   Sarah Jane Graves, b. 3 Sept. 1856, m. Joe D. Sanders, d. 14 Feb. (or 4 April) 1902.

+21.   William Wilson Graves, b. 1 (or 10) Jan. 1860, m. Elva Lucinda Gazaway, 1885, d. 6 May 1939.

+22.   General Hardy Graves, b. 12 April 1862, m. Cynthia Canzady Gazaway, 19 April 1886, d. 19 (or 20) Feb. 1940.

+23.   John Wesley Graves, b. 15 April 1867, m. Mary Alena Maxwell, 23 Sept. 1892, d. 21 March 1950 (or 22 April 1951).

 

Mary Jane Graves (5) was born 3 March 1837 in GA, died 15 Jan. 1914 in Lebanon, De Kalb Co., AL, and was buried in Lebanon Cem.  She first married Jessie M. Chandler, son of James Chandler and Elenner ‑‑‑‑‑‑ of SC.  He was born about 1831 in SC and died 13 Feb. 1863 in AL from wounds received in the Civil War.  They lived in Scottsboro, Jackson Co., AL.  He had papers for Cherokee land in OK, but stayed in AL and did not claim it.

Mary Jane was keeping house for Dr. George W. Morgan, her nephew, son of her sister Sarah and brother-in-law, Squire Morgan.  She was suffering from cancer and became very sick while there.  A few days before she died, her grandchildren took her to their home; she had been living with them after her second husband died.  In the Morgan family Bible the names of Mary Jane and Tabitha were included with other Morgan family members, with no last name given.

Mary Jane, recorded as Polly Chandler, was listed with Jessie’s family in Cherokee Co., AL in 1860; in 1870 she was recorded as “May” Chandler, age 40, with her children in Etowah Co., AL living next door to her mother and sister Elizabeth.  Thomas and Mary were born after Jessie Chandler’s death, but they are listed with the Chandler surname in 1870 and 1880.  In 1880, Mary was a ‘40’ year-old widow in De Kalb Co., AL.

She married second Elijah H. Dobbs on 6 Dec. 1897 in De Kalb Co., AL (p. 580).  He was born in May 1828 in TN, and died 16 Feb. 1901 in De Kalb Co., AL.  They were recorded on the 1900 census in De Kalb Co., AL, ED 67 Sheet 6A.  (R‑3, R‑8)

Children - Chandler

+24.   William Wilson Chandler, b. 9 April 1857, m. Nancy Minerva Andrews, 6 Nov. 1879, d. 15 Jan. 1896.

+25.   James Marion Chandler, b. 30 May 1859, m. Ellen Louvenia Myers, 13 Feb. 1891, d. 16 Dec. 1910.

+26.   Rhodah Emily Chandler, b. 14 May 1861, m. Francis Marion McElroy, 2 Jan. 1880, d. 4 Feb. 1936.

    27.   Thomas Chandler, b.c. 1865 (AL), never married, d. after 1930 (probably TX).  Listed on the 1930 census with his sister Mary (Chandler) Chaviers in Polk Co., TX.

+28.   Mary Jane Chandler, b.c. Nov. 1869, m. Francis Marion Chaviers, c. 1889, d. after 12 Dec. 1954.

 

Frances ("Fannie") Graves (7) was born about 1845 in Cherokee Co., AL.  She married Robert ("Bob") Estes, son of Nancy ‑‑‑‑‑‑,about 1862.  He was born 24 Dec. 1845 in Rome, Floyd Co., GA, died in 1924 in Cromwell, Seminole Co., OK, and was buried in Allen Cem., Allen, Pontotoc Co., OK.  Robert, age 22, and Frances, 25, were listed on the 1870 census in Scottsboro, Jackson Co., AL with Mary, age 1.  Robert was listed on the 1880 census in Scottsboro, AL with children Mollie, 8, Adah, 6, James 4, and his mother, Nancy, 76, born in SC.  He also had a common-law wife, Lue Berry.  Bob was a brother of Louponia Estes, wife of Leonard Graves.  It is not clear which of the children were by which wife.  All the children were probably born in Scottsboro, AL.  (R‑3, R‑8)

Children - Estes, by Frances Graves

    29.   Mary Estes, b. 1869, died young.

    30.   Mollie Estes, b.c. 1872.

    31.   Ada (or Adah) Estes, b.c. 1874.

+32.   James Monroe Estes, b. 18 Oct. 1874, m. Martha Jane S. Randolph, d. 6 Aug. 1950.

Children - Estes, by Lue Berry

    33.   Thomas P. Estes, b. Feb. 1878, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1897.

    34.   Bascume Estes, b. 1891, m. Elsie Jones, 22 Dec. 1912 (Ada, OK).

    35.   Susan ("Susie") Estes, m. George Bulloct.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF SARAH GRAVES (2) AND SQUIRE MORGAN

William A. Morgan (8) was born 16 Oct. 1850 in AL, and died 1 April 1897.  He married Sylvia Potter on 8 Dec. 1872.  She was born 4 July 1848 in SC, and died 4 June 1919.  Both were buried in Walnut Grove Cem., Altoona, Etowah Co., AL.  On the 1870 census his name was recorded as Anderson.  They were recorded on the 1880 census in Greenwood and Duck Springs, Etowah Co., AL; their children were born in AL.  (R‑3)

Children - Morgan

    36.   Margaret J. Morgan, b.c. 1874.

    37.   James M. Morgan, b.c. 1875.

    38.   John C. Morgan, b.c. 1877.

    39.   George F. Morgan, b.c. 1879.

 

George Walsh Morgan (9) was born 5 Aug. 1852 in AL, and died 30 April 1915 in Altoona, Etowah Co., Al.  He married Sarah F. May on 12 March 1876 in AL.  She was born 9 Jan. 1855, and died 1 Jan. 1919.  Both were buried in Walnut Grove Cem., Altoona, AL.  On the 1870 census his name was recorded as Washington.  They were recorded on the 1900 census in Etowah Co., AL, ED 153, sheet 59A.  Sarah was listed as Fidella S.; 7 of her 8 children were living.  They were also recorded on the 1910 census in Brocks, Etowah Co., AL, ED 64, sheet 10A.  The children were born in AL.  (R‑3)

Children - Morgan

    40.   Ada N. Morgan, b. Jan. 1878.

    41.   Sarah R. Morgan, b. Feb. 1880.

    42.   Tressie D. Morgan, b. Dec. 1881.

    43.   John H. Morgan, b. Dec. 1885.

    44.   James C. Morgan, b. March 1888.

    45.   Audrey P. Morgan, b. April 1896.  Listed as Audra on the 1910 census.

 

CHILDREN OF AARON GRAVES (3) AND JANE C. DUNMAN

Rebecca Elizabeth ("Betty") Graves (14) was born 26 Aug. 1854 in Cherokee Co., AL (although the 1860 census in Cherokee Co., AL census taker listed her as 5 year-old Tabitha and the 1900 Johnson Co., AR census lists her birth information as Aug. 1861), died 8 June 1948 in Coal Hill, Johnson Co., AR (or in Russellville, Pope Co., AR), and was buried in Coal Hill Cem., Coal Hill, AR.  She married David T. Bryan, son of William Bryan and Nancy Duckworth, on 28 Sept. 1878 in Blount Co., AL.  He was born 19 June 1855 in Atlanta, GA, according to the 1900 census, died 8 Jan. 1927 in Coal Hill, AR, and was buried in Coal Hill Cem.  He was a coal miner.

Their first three children were born in AL, and the next 3 in Coal Hill, AR.  (R‑3)

Children - Bryan

    46.   Wesley J. Bryan, b. 4 Nov. 1874 (Blount Co., AL), d. 4 May 1896 (Coal Hill, AR).  Bur Coal Hill Cem.

+47.   Julia Bryan, b. 11 Aug. 1876, m. John D. Hunt, Jr.

    48.   Milton C. Bryan, b. 12 Aug. 1881 (Forkville, AL), d. 25 Oct. 1884 (AL).  Bur. Blount Springs Cem. (Blount Springs, AL).

+49.   Novella Bryan, b. 4 Oct. 1887, m. George Hollaway.

+50.   Arthur Hershell Bryan, b. 3 Oct. 1890, m. Gertie B. Jennings, 8 Sept. 1912, d. 20 June 1984.

    51.   Archie R. Bryan, b. 4 April 1894, never married, d. 11 Nov. 1924 (served in the U.S. Army, World War I).  Bur. Coal Hill Cem.

 

Lucinda Frances Graves (17) was born 8 Feb. 1861 in Hanceville, Cullman Co., AL, and died 24 May 1926 in Pooleville, Carter Co., OK.  She married Henry Godfrey Zimmerman, son of Henry Leonhard Heinrich (or Godfrey) Zimmerman and Jakolina Blandina Liston, on 6 Nov. 1880 in Blount Co., AL.  His surname was changed to Liston.  He was born 11 Feb. 1862 in Bridgeport, Belmont Co., OH, and died 5 Jan. 1945 in Roswell, Chaves Co., NM.

He was in the 1870 census for Pease, Belmont Co., OH, with his parents Henry and Caroline Zimmerman, born in Wurttemberg and Prussia respectively.  He was in the 1880 census for Canton, Stark Co., OH, with his parents Henry and Henrietta Zimmerman, born in Bavaria and OH respectively.  Lucinda and Henry were in the 1910 census for Kenna, Chaves Co., NM, when 8 of their 9 children were still living.  They were in the 1920 and census for Roswell, Chaves Co., NM, with his parents born in Germany and Switzerland, and Charles Liston, 20, living with them.

Their first 4 children were born in Hanceville, Cullman Co., AL, the next 2 in Coal Hill, Johnson Co., AR, and the next 3 in Tussy, OK.  If Charles Liston was a son, her was born about 1900 in TX.  (R‑1, R‑10, R‑11)

Children - Liston

+52.   Emma Jane Liston, b. 8 July 1882, m. John Washington Anderson, 4 July 1902, d. 22 Jan. 1963.

    53.   Philip Henry Liston, b. 12 March 1883, d. 16 May 1955 (Gravity, Taylor Co., IA).

    54.   Minnie Catherine Liston, b. 21 Feb. 1886, d. 1900 (Autoville, Carter Co., OK).

    55.   Nora Bell Liston, b. 19 Sept. 1887, d. 11 Feb. 1983 (Ardmore, Carter Co., OK).

    56.   Lula Della Liston, b. 27 Dec. 1888, d. 22 June 1965 (Roswell, Chaves Co., NM).

+57.   George Jefferson Liston, b. 24 Feb. 1892, m(1) Lilly Dorena Jones, 3 Nov. 1914, m(2) Margaret Lee Owen, d. 5 Feb. 1968.

    58.   Myrtle May Liston, b. 23 May 1894, d. 15 Jan. 1968 (Chickasha, Grady Co., OK).

+59.   Willis Onty Liston, b. 27 July 1897, d. 6 April 1940 (Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM).

    60.   Iva Elia Liston, b. 1 March 1900, d. 16 Nov. 1918 (Chaves Co., NM).

 

Eliza Ann (“Liza”) Graves (18) was born 22 Feb. 1862 in Cullman Co., AL, and died 9 Oct. 1955 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.  She married Henry Maxwell Jones, son of Saul Jones and Lucy ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 2 Nov. 1881 in Blount Co., AL.  He was born 4 Oct. 1859 in Taits Gap, Blount Co., AL, and died 30 March 1906 in Poolville, Indian Territory (later OK).  Their last 4 children were born in Clarksville, Johnson Co., AR.  (R‑3)

Children - Jones

    61.   Thomas Jones, b. Feb. 1884 (AL).

+62.   Mary Elzada Jones, b. 16 May 1886, m. Henry Elmer Black, 16 Oct. 1904, d. 5 Nov. 1969.

    63.   Luther Martin Jones, b. 6 June 1888, d. 4 Oct. 1971.  Bur. Buzzard Cem., Grove, OK.

    64.   George Jones, b. 1891, m. Ethel ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    65.   William Jones, b. 1895.

    66.   Annie Jones, b. 1889 (or 1899?).

 

George Aaron Graves (19) was born 24 April 1864 in Center, Cherokee Co., AL, and died 5 Aug. 1935 in Chaves Co., NM.  He married Nancy Elizabeth (“Betty” or “Bettie”) Childress, daughter of Joel Childress and Margaret Gilliam, on 23 Feb. 1888 in Clarksville, Johnson Co., AL.  She was born 10 Oct. 1868 in Galena, Stone Co., MO, and died 15 May 1958 in Chaves Co., NM.  George was an exceptional gardener, growing grapes and fruit trees.  His occupation while living in Tussy, Indian Territory, was running a grocery store.  They were in the 1910 census for Kenna, Chaves Co., NM, living next to his sister Lucinda.  Their first 2 children were born in Clarksville, Johnson Co., AL, the next 6 in Tussy, Indian Territory (later Oklahoma), and the last in Chaves Co., NM.  Much of this information is from the family Bible.  (R‑3, R‑9)

Children - Graves

    67.   Edgar George Graves, b. 19 May 1889, d. 13 May 1961 (Roswell, Chaves Co., NM).

    68.   Elmer Van Graves, b. 27 Sept. 1891, m. Opal Adams, d. 29 Oct. 1948 (Wasco, CA).

    69.   Oliver Lee Graves, b. 18 May 1894, d. 18 Aug. 1895 (Tussy, Indian Territory).

    70.   Frederic (“Fred”) Earl Graves, b. 30 May 1896, m. Gladys Bird Murphy, 30 Dec. 1915 (Portales, Roosevelt Co., NM), d. 17 April 1997 (Roswell, Chaves Co., NM).  She was b. 25 Feb. 1895 in Burkesville, KY, and d. 2 June 1987 in Roswell, Chaves Co., NM.

    71.   Effie May Graves, b. 6 April 1899, m. John C. Metcalf, d. 21 July 1983 (Roswell, Chaves Co., NM).  He was b. 21 April 1895 and d. 1 Nov. 1952.

    72.   Claude Emery Graves, b. 21 March 1902, d. 2 Jan. 1994 (Roswell, Chaves Co., NM).

    73.   Clyde Alex Graves, b. 18 May 1904, m. Ona Lamb, d. 10 May 1977 (Seminole, TX).

    74.   Minnie Graves, b. 8 Aug. 1906, d. 12 June 1907 (Liston, Chaves Co., NM).

    75.   Gracye Pearl Graves, b. 9 June 1909[1], d. 8 March 2001 (Roswell, Chaves Co., NM).

 

CHILDREN OF LEONARD H. GRAVES (4) AND LOUPONIA ESTES

Sarah Jane Graves (20) was born 3 Sept. 1856 in AL, died 14 Feb. (or 4 April) 1902 in Peter Penders, Logan Co., AR, and was buried in Morgan Hill Cem., Franklin Co., AR.  She married Joe D. Sanders.  (R‑3, R‑8)

Children - Sanders

    76.   Claude Sanders, b. 1902 (Peter Penders, AR), d.c. 1967 (Okemah Cem., Okemah, OK).

 

William (“Will”) Wilson Graves (21) was born 1 (or 10) Jan. 1860 in Scottsboro, Jackson Co., AL, died 6 May 1939 in Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK, and was buried in Memorial Park Cem., Ada, OK.  They moved from AR to Pontotoc Co., OK in the 1920’s.  He married Elva Lucinda ("Tennie") Gazaway, daughter of William D. Fletcher Gazaway and Cynthia Canzady Nichols, in 1885 in Franklin Co., AR.  She married first John K. Herrington on 4 Feb. 1872 in Franklin Co., AR (Book B, p. 57) and had a daughter Luiza Jane, born 16 Oct. 1872 who married Sam J. Weldon.  She married second A. Jack Simmons on 4 June 1879 in Franklin Co., AR (Book B, p. 439) and had a daughter Mary Frances Simmons, born in March 1880 in Franklin Co., AR.  Tennie was born 1 March 1855 in KS, died 10 Feb. 1937 in Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK, and was also buried in Memorial Park Cem.  Their first three children were born in Peter Penders, Logan Co., AR, and the remaining children were born in Center Cross, Franklin Co., AR.  The family was recorded on the 1900 census in Hogan, Franklin Co., AR, ED 191, sheet 14A.

Will’s brother Hardy married Tennie’s sister Cynthia.  (R‑3, R‑4, R‑8)

Children - Graves

+77.   Della Lee Graves, b. 4 Sept. 1886, m. Leon Page, d. 5 Nov. 1885.

    78.   Bertha Graves, b. and d. 24 Dec. 1887.

+79.   William L. Graves, b. 1890, m(1) Florence Murray, m(2) Grace Laddie, late 1940’s, d. 1971.

+80.   John Aaron Graves, b. 14 May 1891, m. Bertha Ann Elizabeth Wright, 7 Dec. 1914, d. 17 June 1962.

    81.   Adar Graves, b. 18 Feb. 1893, d. 1 Aug. 1893 (Franklin Co., AR).  Bur. Nichols Chapel Cem.

    82.   Ethel L. Graves, b. 18 April 1894, m. Rosco Cromp, 1921, d. 18 Jan. 1980 (Ada, OK).  They divorced in 1968.  She is bur. Memorial Park Cem..

+83.   Ishmael Graves, b. 4 July 1896, m. Lona Harris, 16 Nov. 1919, d. 9 April 1973.

    84.   Girtha Graves, b. 7 April 1898, m. Hugh Almond Harris, 25 Dec. 1919, d. 27 Aug. 1994 (Ozark, Franklin Co., AR).  He was b. 14 Sept. 1894 (AR), son of Henry Harris and Mandy Burdwin, and d. 31 March 1948 (Franklin Co., AR).  Both bur. Highland Cem. (Franklin Co, AR).  No children.

 

General Hardy Graves (22), called Hardy, was born 12 April 1862 in Scottsboro, Jackson Co., AL, died 19 (or 20) Feb. 1940 in Henryetta, Okmulgee Co. (or Okemah, Okfuskee Co., OK, and was buried in Okemah, OK.  He married Cynthia Canzady Gazaway, daughter of William F. D. Gazaway and Cynthia Cazady Nichols of SC on 20 April 1886 in Franklin Co., AR (Book C, p. 337).  She was born 17 March 1868 in Center Cross, Franklin Co., AR, died 8 Feb. 1919 in Roseville, Franklin Co., AR, and was buried in Nichols Chapel Cem., Franklin Co., AR.  She committed suicide by drinking strychnine.  Their first four children were born in Center Cross, AR, and the last three in Roseville, Logan Co., AR.

Hardy’s brother Will married Cynthia’s sister Tennie.  (R‑3, R‑8)

Children - Graves

    85.   Margarett (“Maggie”) R. Graves, b. June 1886, d. 1902.  Bur. Nichols Chapel Cem.

+86.   Mozell Graves, b. Sept. 1888, m. William M. Davis, 1904, d. 1906.

+87.   Nancy Zela Graves, b. 18 Dec. 1890, m. Jessie William Kellogg, 9 March 1916, d. 17 Nov. 1982.

+88.   Mary Elizabeth Graves, b. 6 (or 8) April 1893, m. George Thomas Belt, 1910, d. 25 (or 26) April 1978.

+89.   William Andrew Graves, b. 3 March 1894, m. Amy Isabell Monks, 17 (or 19) April 1917 (or 1916), d. 16 July 1983.

+90.   Ida Emma Magaline L. Graves, b. 14 April 1896, m(1) Rufus Creag Speir, 16 Oct. 1916, m(2) Arvilla Lay, 28 May 1936, d. 16 May 1941.

+91.   Nellie Ann Beula Graves, b. 16 April 1903, m(1) Cleveland Columbus Helton, 27 Nov. 1923, m(2) Ellis Carwell, 1970, m(3) Nick Nichols, 1972, d. 27 July 1981.

 

John Wesley Graves (23) was born 15 April 1867 in Jackson Co., AL, near Scottsboro, and died 21 March 1950 (or 22 April 1951) in Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK.  He married Mary Alena Maxwell, daughter of David B. Maxwell and Minerva Elizabeth Posey, on 23 Sept. 1892 in Etna, Franklin Co., AR.  She was born 13 March (or April) 1876 in Roseville, Logan Co., AR, and died 19 May 1970 in Ada, OK.  They were both buried at Memorial Park Cem., Ada, OK.  They remained in Franklin Co., AR and vicinity until 1909.  They then moved with their six older children to Garvin Co., OK, near Wynnewood.  John W. Graves was a very intelligent man, with a magnetic personality, and a great sense of humor.

Their first 4 children were born in Ozark, Franklin Co., AR.  (R‑4, R‑7, R‑8)

Children - Graves

    92.   Odra Graves, b. 5 Feb. 1895, m. Dode Ward, 1920, d. 9 Oct. 1987 (Bellwood Hosp., Bellflower, Los Angeles Co., CA).  Bur. Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles Co., CA).  They divorced.

+93.   Otis Graves (or Otis Kirk), b. 30 March 1897, m. Ophelia Lenora Rakestrow, d. 19 June 1955.

    94.   Oren Graves, b. 1 Dec. 1899, m. Sampson Lewis, 23 Sept. 1917 (Pauls Valley, Garvin Co., OK), d. 4 Feb. 1985 (Hillsboro, OR).  Had other marriages.

    95.   Leonard David Graves, b. 11 Feb. 1903, m. Eunice Mayo, 25 Nov. 1926, d. 17 Aug. 1947 (Ada, OK).  They divorced.  He had other marriages.  Bur. Memorial Park Cem.

    96.   Amy Graves, b. 30 Nov. 1905 (AR), m. Bill Vanorden, d. 20 Jan. 1991 (Farmington, St. Francois Co., MO).  Had other marriages.

    97.   Carl Graves, b. 10 April 1909 (Webb City, Franklin Co., AR), m. Alyne Mayo, 24 Feb. 1931 (Ada, OK), d. 6 April 1994.

    98.   Earl Graves, b. 7 Aug. 1911 (Stratford, Garvin Co., OK), m. Edna ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1967, d. 17 June 1992 (Los Angeles Co., CA).  Bur. Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles Co., CA.

+99.   Ella Mae Graves, b. 13 March 1914, m. George Thurman Jackson, 1 July 1929, d. 13 April 1975.

    100.    Dorothy Elizabeth Graves, b. 8 May 1917 (Stratford, OK), m. Earl Short, 1941 (Norman, Cleveland Co., OK).

    101.    John B. Graves, b. 15 April 1920 (Wynnewood, OK), m. Florine Elrod, 6 June 1939 (Stratford, OK).

 

CHILDREN OF MARY J. GRAVES (5) AND JESSIE M. CHANDLER

William Wilson Chandler (24) was born 9 April 1857 near Gasden, Cherokee Co., AL, died 15 Jan. 1896 in De Kalb Co., AL, and was buried in Lebanon Cem., Lebanon, De Kalb Co., AL.  He married Nancy Minerva Andrews, daughter of Allen Andrews and Sarah Higginbotham, on 6 Nov. 1879 in Lebanon, AL.  She was born 27 Sept. 1860 in Tacoa (now Banks), Franklin Co., GA, died 1 Feb. 1940, and was also buried in Lebanon Cem.  Their children were born in Lebanon, AL, and except for Jessie J. and William Chandler, were all buried in Lebanon Cem.  (R‑3)

Children - Chandler

    102.    Jessie James Chandler, b. 13 Aug. 1880, m. Lillie Saffles Hawk, 11 Oct. 1905 (Lebanon, AL), d. 9 Feb. 1922 (Lebanon, AL).  Bur. Kelly Chapel Cem. (De Kalb Co., AL).

    103.    Sarah Jane (“Jennie”) Chandler, b. 13 July 1882, m. George Saffles, 31 Dec. 1905 (Lebanon, AL), d. Nov. 1958 (Lebanon, AL).

    104.    Martha Elizabeth Chandler, b. 8 July 1884, m. William Moses, 14 Aug. 1903, d. 1 Jan. 1960 (Lebanon, AL).

    105.    Frances Bell (“Fannie”) Chandler, b. 23 Nov. 1886, m. William Seymoure, 14 July 1906 (Lebanon, AL), d. 21 June 1974 (Lebanon, AL).

+106.    William Thomas Chandler, b. 21 Dec. 1889, m. Lillie Green Foster, 26 Nov. 1911 (Lebanon, AL), d. 8 Nov. 1945.  Bur. Mt. Harmon Cem. (De Kalb Co., AL).

    107.    Charles Jackson Chandler, b. 22 Sept. 1891, m. Ruby Gardner, 16 July 1922 (Lebanon, AL), d. 5 March 1961 (Lebanon, AL).

    108.    Josie Chandler, b. 8 Dec. 1893, d. Feb. 1894 (Lebanon, AL).

    109.    Ella Mae Chandler, b. 4 Feb. 1895, m(1) William Tribble, 3 Sept. 1911 (Lebanon, AL), m(2) Ernest Lee Bishop, 18 Nov. 1923 (Lebanon, AL), d. 21 June 1985 (Lebanon, AL).  Ernest was b. 7 Aug. 1895, and d. 17 Feb. 1972 (Lebanon, AL) and was also buried Lebanon Cem.

 

James Marion Chandler (25) was born 30 May 1858 in Cherokee Co., AL, and died 16 Dec. 1910 in De Kalb Co., AL.  He married Ellen Louvinia Myers on 13 Feb. 1881 in De Kalb Co., AL.  She was born 20 Dec. 1864 in GA, died 13 April 1942 in De Kalb Co., AL, and was buried in Lebanon Cem., Lebanon, De Kalb Co., AL.  She married second George Blackwell on 8 Aug. 1929.  (R‑3)

Children - Chandler

    110.    William W. Chandler, b. 19 May 1882 (Lebanon, AL), d. 1882.  Bur. Lebanon Cem.

    111.    Arthur J. Chandler, b. 8 Oct. 1883 (Lebanon, AL), m. Lola Lambert, 15 Jan. 1905 (Lebanon, AL), d. 6 May 1917 (Lebanon, AL).

    112.    Nellie L. Chandler, b. 5 April 1886 (Pottersville, De Kalb Co., AL), m. Cephas N. Roberts, 6 Aug. 1900 (Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX), d. 10 April 1979 (Lubbock,TX).

    113.    Zoah Frances (“Fannie”) Chandler, b. 6 Nov. 1889 (Lebanon, AL), m. William J. Jones, 3 Feb. 1907 (Trenton, Dade Co., GA), d. 23 Jan. 1947 (Dade Co., GA).

    114.    Minnie Mae Chandler, b. 20 Nov. 1895 (Lebanon, AL), m. Paul H. Simpson, 11 June 1916 (Ft. Payne, De Kalb Co., AL), d. 5 Jan. 1981 (Ft. Payne, AL).

 

Rhodah Emily Chandler (26) was born 14 May 1861 in Cherokee Co., AL, died 4 Feb. 1936 in Lebanon, De Kalb Co., AL, and was buried in Mt. Moriah Cem., Pleasant Hill, De Kalb Co., AL.  She married Francis Marion McElroy on 2 Jan. 1880 in De Kalb Co., AL.  He was born 30 April 1856, died 8 July 1936, and was also buried in Mt. Moriah Cem.  Their children were born in Lebanon, AL.  They were recorded on the 1910 census in Lebanon, AL, Roll T-624, ED 39, sheet 8B under Francis M. McKleroy; ‘Rhody’ had 10 children and 9 were living.  (R‑3)

Children - McElroy

    115.    Jessie L. McElroy, b. 27 March 1881, m. Rosetta E. Baxter, 23 Dec. 1906 (Lebanon, AL), d. 27 June 1966 (Lebanon, AL).  Bur. Lebanon Cem.

    116.    James Andrew McElroy, b. 24 May 1883, m. Tennie Joe Hamilton, 22 Dec. 1907 (Lebanon, AL), d. 7 June 1970 (Lebanon, AL).  Bur. Ft. Payne, De Kalb Co., AL.

    117.    William Lewis McElroy, b. 20 July 1886, m. Gussie Hamilton, 28 Dec. 1913 (Lebanon, AL), d. 19 July 1965 (Lebanon, AL).  Bur. Collinsville, De Kalb Co., AL.

    118.    Thomas Alonzo McElroy, b. 15 April l887, m. Lois Turner, d. 20 March 1976 (Lebanon, AL).  Bur. Chattanooga, TN.

    119.    Albert N. McElroy, b. 3 April 1889, m. Mary Bell Smith, 15 Dec. 1915 (Lebanon, AL), d. 11 Dec. 1965 (Lebanon, AL).  Bur. Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

    120.    Henry Chester McElroy, b. 29 Dec. 1891, m. Earline Johnson, 5 Sept. 1915 (Lebanon, AL), d. 19 Feb. 1990 (Lebanon, AL).  Bur. Mt. View Cem.

    121.    Marvin McElroy, b. 10 Aug. 1900, m. Ann Shelley, d. 20 March 1978 (Lebanon, AL).

    122.    Eulas McElroy, b. 2 June 1903, m. Edra Hart, d. 9 Feb. 1978 (Lebanon, AL).

    123.    Mary E. McElroy, b. 4 June 1906, m. Grady Miller.

 

Mary Jane Chandler (28) was born in Nov. 1869 in AL, and died after 12 Dec. 1954 when she was listed in the obituary of her son, William Leonard Chaviers.  She married Francis Marion Chaviers, son of William E. Chaviers of TN and Minerva K. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, about 1889, probably in AL.  He was born about 1864 in AL, and died after 1930.  They were recorded on the 1910 census in McLennan Co., TX, Roll T624-1575, ED 98, sheet 6B, 1920 census in Nacogdoches Co., TX, Roll T625-1835, ED 130, sheet 8B and the 1930 census in Polk Co., TX, Roll T626-2383, ED 5, sheet 14A.  In 1910 Mary had 9 children and 7 were living.  Wallace and Leonard were born in Keener, Etowah Co., AL (according to Family Data Collection at Ancestry.com), and the others were born in TX.  (R‑3)

Children - Chaviers

+124.    Wallace Monroe Chaviers, b. 5 Feb. 1890, m. Eva Mae Blair, d. 18 Aug. 1950.

+125.    William Leonard Chaviers, b. 1 (or 11) Nov. 1892, m. Annie Boatman, 28 Nov. 1917, d. 12 Dec. 1954.

+126.    Addie Belle Chaviers, b. 2 April 1896, m. Robert Lee Estes, c. 1916, d.c. 1958.

    127.    Ethel Chaviers, b.c. 1901, d. after 1930.

    128.    Luther M. Chaviers, b.c. 1903, d.

    129.    Edna Chaviers, b.c. 1905, m. Arch Winder, c. 1926.  Lived in Polk Co., TX in 1930; recorded on the same page as her parents in the census.  Not listed in her sister Addie Belle’s obituary.  There is an Edna Winder listed on the SSDI: b. 4 Jan. 1905, d. April 1986 in Cleveland, Liberty Co., TX.

    130.    Emily Chaviers, 4 July 1908.

    131.    Arthur Lee Chaviers, b. 12 Dec. 1909, d. 1 Feb. 1992 (Harris Co., TX).  Information is from the SSDI and Texas Deaths, 1964-98.

 

CHILDREN OF FRANCES GRAVES (7) AND ROBERT ESTES

James Monroe Estes (31) was born 18 Oct. 1874 in Scottsboro, Jackson Co., AL, died 6 Aug. 1950 in Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK, and was buried in Allen Cem., Allen, Pontotoc Co., OK.  He married Martha Jane Randolph about 1896.  She was born about 1882 in MS, and died after 1930.  They were recorded on the 1910 census in Allentown, Pontotoc Co., OK, ED 248, sheet 2A and the 1930 census in Willow, Caddo Co., OK, ED 55, sheet 10A.  (R‑3, R‑8).

Children - Estes

+132.    Robert Marvin Estes, b. 4 Nov. 1898, m. Minnie Ardell Wood, 5 Sept. 1921, d. 10 Feb. 1978.

+133.    Lillian Beatrice Estes, b. 21 May 1902, m. Lester Hemmingway, 20 Nov. 1920, d. 4 Feb. 2004.

+134.    Delbert Hobson Estes, b. 11 April 1904, m. Lela Wood, 24 Sept. 1922, d. Dec. 1978.

+135.    James Clyde Estes, b. 1908, m. Agnes Teague, 31 Dec. 1923.

 

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[1] The family Bible gives her date of birth as 9 June 1910.  However, the year appears to be wrong.  The 1910 census, taken 20 May 1910, lists her age as 11 months, making her born in June 1909.  Looking at the Bible entries, it is apparent that most of the entries were made at the same time, probably many years after the events, and someone made an error.