Rev. 4 Feb. 2011, Gen. 106

 

DESCENDANTS OF JOHN SAMUEL GRAVES AND MARY BLOCKER

OF SC

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

John Samuel Graves (1) was born about 1780 in SC, and died in 1835 in Saint Bartholomews Parish, Colleton Co., SC.  He married Mary Blocker, daughter of Stephen Blocker and Priscilla Kern, in 1803 in Colleton Co., SC.  She was born about 1785 in St. Bartholomews Parish, Charleston District, SC, and died in 1845 in St. Bartholomews Parish, Colleton Co., SC.  All their children were born in St. Bartholomews Parish, Colleton Co., SC.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+2.  Mary Graves, b.c. 1805, m. John L. Hairgroves, d. aft. 1850.

+3.  Susan Rebecca Graves, b.c. 1811, m. William Davis, d. 1864.

+4.  John Samuel Graves, b.c. 1815, m. Ann Matilda DeWitt, d. 1864.

+5.  James Graves, b.c. 1817, m. Eliza Blocker, d. 1844.

+6.  Henry Graves, b.c. 1822, m. Adeline Bunton, by 1850, d. aft. 1880.

+7.  Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1825, m. James Henry Stanfield, d. aft. 1870.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN S. GRAVES (1) AND MARY BLOCKER

Mary Graves (2) was born about 1805 in SC, and died after 1850.  She married John L. Hairgroves.  He was born in 1797 and died in 1847.  She was recorded on the 1850 census for St. Bartholomews Parish, Colleton Co., SC; their children were born in SC.  They were farmers.  (R‑1)

Children - Hairgroves

  8.  Seborn Hairgroves

  9.  Morgan Hairgroves

  10.  Lucretia Ann Hairgroves, b.c. 1838.

  11.  John L. Hairgroves, Jr., b.c. 1845.

  12.  Mary Jane Hairgroves, b.c. 1847.

 

Susan Rebecca Graves (3) was born about 1811 in SC, and died in 1864.  She married William Davis.  He was born about 1811 in SC.  They were in the 1850 census for St. Bartholomews Parish, Colleton Co., SC, and the children look like a blending of two families.  He was a farmer.  All the children were born in SC.  (R‑1)

Children - Davis

  13.  Elbert Davis

  14.  Elvira W. Davis, b.c. 1839.

  15.  Lemuel T. Davis, b.c. 1843.

  16.  Susan Medora Davis, b.c. 1843.

  17.  Elizabeth ("Lena") Davis, b.c. 1847.

  18.  Emily Davis, b.c. 1849.

  19.  Alice Davis, b.c. 1851.

 

John Samuel Graves (4) was born in 1815 in SC, died in 1864 in Walterboro, Colleton Co., SC, and was buried in St. Luke's Cem., near Bluffton, SC.  He married Ann Matilda (or Mary Ann) DeWitt.  She was born in 1818 in SC, and died in 1894.  They were in the 1850 and 1860 censuses for St. Bartholomews Parish, Colleton Dist., SC.  She and most of the children were in the 1870 census for Bowen, Colleton Co., SC.  He was a farmer.  Their children were born in SC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+20.  Mary Martha Graves, b.c. 1842, m. Michael Heirs Carter, c. 1873, d. 6 Nov. 1904.

+21.  Laura Jane Graves, b.c. 1843, m. M. Richard Gibson, d. 1917.

+22.  James Proctor Graves, b.c. 1844, m. Elizabeth Humphreys, d. 1915.

+23.  Maria A. Graves, b. Oct. 1845, m. Lemuel E. Davis, c. 1865, d. 1927.

  24.  John Samuel Graves, b.c. 1847, d. 1915.

  25.  Ann Graves, b. 1850, d. 1852.

+26.  Andrew Asbury Graves, b.c. 1851, m. Agnes Forester, d. 1935.

+27.  Eliza A. Graves, b.c. 1853, m. Alexander Washington Bunton, d. 1927.

  28.  Susan Rebecca Graves, b.c. 1854, m. Andrew M. Mercer, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Wilbur, d. 1931.

+29.  William Capers Graves, b.c. 1856, m. Daisy Skinner, d. 1930.

  30.  Benjamin Franklin Graves, b.c. 1857, m. Teal Forester, d. 1894.

  31.  Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1857 or 1859, d. 1860 or later.  She was in the 1860 census.

 

James Graves (5) was born about 1817 in St. Bartholomews Parish, and died in 1844, both in Colleton Co., SC.  He married Elizabeth (“Eliza”) Blocker, daughter of John W. Blocker and Mary Varn.  She was born about 1823 or 1825 in St. Bartholmews Parish, and died 11 May 1905, both in Colleton Co., SC.  Neither Elizabeth nor daughter Sarah have been found in either the 1850 or 1860 censuses.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+32.  Sarah J. Graves, b. 21 Jan. 1841, m. George Thomas Remley, 1861, d. 22 Aug. 1909.

 

Henry Graves (6) was born about 1822 in St. Bartholomew Parish, Colleton Co., SC, and died after 1880.  According to R‑2, his full name was John Henry Graves.  He married Adeline Blocker by 1850.  She was born about 1833 in SC, and died between 1860 and 1870.  They were recorded on the 1850 and 1860 censuses in St. Bartholomews Parish, Colleton Co., SC; their children were born in SC.  In the 1850 census, Mary Graves, 50, and Mary Blocker, 51, were living with them.  Henry was recorded on the 1870 census in Bowen Twp., Colleton Co., SC, post office Walterboro and the 1880 census in Heyward, Colleton Co., SC.  He was a wheelwright in 1850 and 1860, and a farmer in 1870 and 1880.  (R‑2, R‑7)

Children - Graves

  33.  Jalena Graves, b.c. 1851, d. aft. 1870.

  34.  Emma Graves, b.c. 1852, d. aft. 1870.

+35.  James Kirkland Graves, b. Jan. 1852, m. Virginia Caroline Benton, c. 1874, d. 12 April 1930.

  36.  Jefferson Graves, b.c. 1855, d. aft. 1870.

+37.  Mary Margaret Graves, b.c. 1859, m. John Wesley Varnadoe, d. 10 June 1912.

  38.  Isabel A. (or Isabella) Graves, b. Dec. 1869, d. aft. 1870.

 

Elizabeth Graves (7) was born about 1825 in St. Bartholmews Parish, Colleton Co., SC, and died after 1870.  She married James Henry Stanfield.  He was born about 1812 in SC, and died in 1865.  His name was given as Stanfield by R‑3, but it is spelled Stanfill in the 1860 and 1870 census records.  They were recorded on the 1850 and 1860 censuses for St. Bartholomews Parish, Colleton Co., SC; he was an overseer.  Their children were born in SC.  Elizabeth was recorded on the 1870 census for Verdier Twp., Colleton Co., SC, with 5 of her children and no husband.  Daughter Mary was the head of the family on the 1880 census in Gregg, Aiken Co., SC.  Clara and William lived with her.  They were recorded under the name of Stanfield.  (R‑1)

Children - Stanfield

  39.  Henry Stanfield, b.c. 1843, never married, d. 13 Nov. 1924 (Verdier, Colleton Co., SC).

+40.  Elizabeth Lenora Stanfield, b. 8 June 1849, m. Malachi Palmer Crosby, c. 1868, d. 11 Dec. 1926.

  41.  Mary Martha ("Mollie") Stanfield, b.c. 1852, d. aft. 1880.

  42.  Clarinda ("Clara") Stanfield, b.c. 1854, d. aft. 1880.

  43.  Elizabeth Meeder Stanfield, b.c. 1858.  She is listed as Susan in 1860 and Meeder in 1870.

  44.  William Stanfield, b.c. 1860, d. aft. 1880.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN S. GRAVES (4) AND ANN M. DeWITT

Mary Martha Graves (20) was born about 1842[1] in SC, and died 6 Nov. 1904.  She married Michael Heirs Carter, son of John Coker B. Carter and Harriet Linder, in 1873.  He was born 11 July 1855 (or 1854) in Hendersonville, Colleton Co., SC, and died 3 April 1921 in Colleton Co., SC.  They were in the 1880 and 1900 censuses for Heyward Twp., Colleton Co., SC.  He was a farmer in 1880 and a merchant in 1900.  All their children were born in SC, probably all in Colleton Co.  After Mary died, Michael married second Laura E. Rentz, daughter of John W. Rentz and Martha (“Patty”) Goodwin, on 24 Feb. 1907 in SC.  (R‑8, R‑9)

Children - Carter

+45.  Edward Lollis Carter, b. Dec. 1875, m. Angie Almena Bishop, d. 23 Oct. 1926.

  46.  Mattie Carter, b. May 1877.

+47.  Mary Jane Carter, b. May 1879, m. Luther S. Carter, c. 1902.

+48.  Richard Michael Carter, b. 7 March 1880, m. Rosa Elah Griffin.

 

Laura Jane Graves (21) was born about 1843 in SC, and died in 1917.  She married M. Richard Gibson.  He probably died by 1870, since she and her daughter were living with her mother in Bowen, Colleton Co., SC in 1870 (even though R‑4 said he died in 1880).  (R‑4)

Children - Gibson

+49.  Lillian Pauline Gibson, b. 23 March 1868, m. Perry Elias Hubbard, d. 18 April 1945.

 

James Proctor Graves (22) was born in July 1844 in SC, and died in 1915.  He married Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Humphreys (or Humphries) about 1891.  She was born in May 1854 in SC.  She had previously been married to William Humphreys, was in the 1880 census for Bluffton, Beaufort Co., SC, and probably had 9 children with him.  James and Elizabeth were in the 1900 census for Warren, Colleton Co., SC.  He was a farmer.

Children - Graves

  50.  James P. Graves, b. Oct. 1893.

  51.  Andrew M. Graves, b. May 1896.

 

Maria A. Graves (23) was born in Oct. 1845 in SC, and died in 1927.  She married Lemuel E. Davis about 1865.  He was born in March 1843 in SC, and died in 1913.  They were in the 1880 and 1900 censuses for Bluffton, Beaufort Co., SC.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in Bluffton.  (R‑5)

Children - Davis

  52.  W. F. Davis, b.c. 1870.

  53.  Emily (“Emmie”) Davis, b.c. 1872.

  54.  Horace Greeley Davis, b.c. 1874.

  55.  Alice Davis, b.c. 1876.

  56.  Eustace W. (or A.) Davis, b. Oct. 1876.

  57.  Edward Laulace Davis, b. Oct. 1879 (or 1878).

  58.  infant, b. 1880.

  59.  Elbert Lemuel Davis, b. May 1882.

  60.  Leroy Youmans Davis, b. March 1884.

+61.  Agnes Virginia Davis, b. 11 Oct. 1884, m. James Henry Bailey, d. 26 March 1955.

  62.  Talbert John Davis, b. April 1891.

 

Andrew Asbury Graves (26) was born about 1851 in SC, and died in 1935.  He married Agnes Forester.  She was born about 1850 in SC.  They were in the 1880 census for Bluffton, Beaufort Co., SC, with Agnes’s mother Mary and two sisters, Mary Ann and Rosa, living with them.  They were in the 1900 census for Bluffton, SC, when 8 of their 10 children were still living.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in SC.

Children - Graves

+63.  John Samuel Graves, b.c. 1879, m. Cora J. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1908.

  64.  Leila (or Lela) Graves, b. Nov. 1881.

  65.  Auther Graves, b. July 1883.

  66.  Corene (or Corine) Graves, b. June 1885.

  67.  Asbury Graves, b. Feb. 1891.

  68.  May Graves, b. May 1892.

 

Eliza A. Graves (27) was born about 1853 and died in 1927, both in Colleton Co., SC.  She married Alexander Washington Bunton.  He was born about 1841 and died in 1921, both in Colleton Co., SC.  They have not been found in any census.  (R‑6)

Children - Bunton

+69.  Annie Elizabeth Bunton, b.c. 1875, m. Hughes Hamilton Hoats, c. 1898, d. 8 Oct. 1941.

 

William Capers Graves (29) was born in 1856 and died in 1930.  He married Daisy Skinner.  She was born in 1874 and died in 1937.  They were both buried at St. Luke's Cem., between Bluffton and Hardeeville, SC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+70.  Gladys Gwendolyn Graves, b. 1898, m(1) Paul C. Reppard, m(2) Harry Merritt, d. 5 Sept. 1985.

+71.  William Heyward Graves, b. 1900, m. Katherine Davis, d. 1967.

+72.  Lois Prothero Graves, b. 1902, m. J. T. McGarvey.

+73.  George Skinner Graves, b. 1904, m(1) Helen Bell Utley, m(2) Marcella Sanders.

+74.  John Tamplett Graves, b. 1907, m. Eunice Anderson.

  75.  Robert Ling Graves, b. 1907, d. 1927 (auto accident).

  76.  Ruth Beatrice Graves, b. 1909, m. William Wright Holland.

+77.  Edgar Grier Graves, b. 1913, m. Margaret Cahill, d. 1981.

+78.  James Wilton Graves, b. 1915, m. Sarah E. Pritcher.

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES GRAVES (5) AND ELIZABETH BLOCKER

Sarah J. Graves (32) was born 21 Jan. 1841 in St. Bartholomews Parish, Colleton Co., SC, died 22 Aug. 1909 in Guyton, Chatham Co., GA, and was buried in Guyton Cem., Guyton, GA.  She married George Thomas Remley, son of Edward White Remley and Martha Way, in 1861 in Colleton Co., SC.  He was born 3 July 1839 in St. Bartholomews Parish, Colleton Co., SC, died 10 March 1908 in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA, and was buried in Sandy Dam Methodist Church Cem.  Their first 3 children were born in St. Bartholomews Parish, and the others in Verdier Twp., all in Colleton Co., SC.  (R‑3)

Children - Remley

  79.  Lavina Remley, b.c. 1862.

+80.  Ida E. Remley, b. 14 May 1864, m. John Joseph Cook, 2 March 1879, d. 19 March 1940.

  81.  Charles Remley, b.c. 1866, d. before 1880 (St. Bartholomews Parish, Colleton Co., SC).

+82.  Joseph Phant Remley, b. Dec. 1867, m. Nancy Elizabeth Dudley, c. 1899, d. 2 Sept. 1918.

+83.  Paul Kistler Remley, b. 26 Dec. 1868, m. Annie Verona Carter, Dec. 1895, d. 27 Feb. 1939.

+84.  Mary Martha Remley, b. 5 Nov. 1870, m. Henry Claybourne Price, d. 25 Feb. 1947.

+85.  George Henry Pooser Remley, b. 19 Sept. 1873, m. Mary Maria Wiggins, d. 17 Sept. 1935.

  86.  Ervin John Remley, b. 15 Sept. 1875, m(1) Frances (“Fannie”) Elizabeth Blizzard, 23 Aug. 1900 (Chatham Co., GA), m(2) Lillie J. Sullivan, 28 Nov. 1923 (Daytona, FL), d. 24 Dec. 1963 (Colleton Co., SC).  Fannie was b. Aug. 1878 in Columbia, Richland Co., SC, and d. 10 May 1923 in Daytona, FL, dau. of Arthur Blizzard and Kate ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  Lillie was b. 2 Nov. 1886 in FL, and d. June 1970 in Orangeburg Co., SC.

+87.  David Duncan Remley, b. 16 Sept. 1877, m. Lennie McDonald, d. 12 Jan. 1952.

+88.  William E. Remley, b. 1 Aug. 1880, m. Elliott Case, d. 21 Jan. 1920.

+89.  Lochie Sarah Remley, b. 25 Oct. 1885, m. Owen Leonard Gahagan, 19 June 1912, d. 12 Oct. 1951.

 

CHILDREN OF HENRY GRAVES (6) AND ADELINE BLOCKER

James Kirkland Graves (35), called Kirkland, was born in Feb. 1852 in SC, died 12 April 1930 in Charleston, SC[2], and was buried in Walterboro, Colleton Co., SC.  He married Virginia Caroline Bunton, daughter of James F. Bunton and Caroline ‑‑‑‑‑‑, about 1874.  She was born in March 1852 in SC, and died about 1921.  They were recorded on the 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses in Heyward Twp., Colleton Co., SC; their children were born in SC.  In 1900, Virginia stated that eight of her thirteen children were living.  He was a blacksmith.  (R‑7)

Children - Graves

  90.  Pearl Graves, b.c. 1873.

  91.  Mabel Graves, b. May 1875, never married, d. 15 Jan. 1933 (Laurens Co., SC).

  92.  Claude Albert Graves, b. 13 Dec. 1876, m. Alma Briggs, d. 6 Oct. 1946 (Greenville Co., SC).

  93.  Addie Graves, b.c. 1878.

  94.  Hugh Graves, b. March 1880.

  95.  Maud E. Graves, b. Sept. 1881.

+96.  James Edgar Graves, b. 14 Dec. 1883, m. Maude Kiser, c. 1913, d. April 1969.

  97.  Barton Henreich Graves, b. 18 Oct. 1886, d. April 1973.  Dates are from the SSDI; last residence was Columbia, Richlands Co., SC.

  98.  Jefferson Kirkland Graves, b. 25 Oct. 1889, m. Mamie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. aft. 1920.

  99.  Earl H. Graves, b. 19 July 1893, d. 11 Dec. 1973 (Charlotte, NC).

 

Mary Margaret (“Minnie”) Graves (37) was born about 1859 and died 10 June 1912, both in Colleton Co., SC.  She married John Wesley Varnadoe, son of James Miles Varnadoe (called Miles) and Susanna (“Susan”) Dewitt, in SC.  He was born in Feb. 1852, died 31 March 1925, and was buried in Peniel Baptist Cem., all in Colleton Co., SC.  All their children were born in Colleton Co., SC.  (R‑2)

Children - Varnadoe

+100.   Annie Elizabeth Varnadoe, b. 22 Aug. 1875, m. John Bunyan Risher, d. 9 Feb. 1949.

+101.   William Henry Varnadoe, b.c. 1879, m. Mabel Martha Crosby, d. 18 Nov. 1962.

+102.   John Rufus Varnadoe, b. 18 March 1877, m. Annie Elizabeth Fletcher, 18 Dec. 1910, d. 17 Sept. 1965.

  103.   Mary Clara Varnadoe (called Clara), b. May 1882, d. 25 Sept. 1954 (Colleton Co., SC).

  104.   Vander Bilt (“V. B.”) Varnadoe, b. 26 Sept. 1886, m. Gertrude Mitchum, 30 June 1927 (Charleston, SC), d. 8 Feb. 1957 (Colleton Co., SC).

+105.   Melvin Stokes Varnadoe, b. 10 March 1888, m. Viola L. Morris, 4 Aug. 1923, d. 16 April 1933.

  106.   Jessie C. Varnadoe, b. 2 Sept. 1890, d. 11 Sept. 1930 (Colleton Co., SC).

  107.   Lillie (“Luna”) Varnadoe, b. June 1894, m. E. C. Dewitt.

+108.   Dewey Hobson Varnadoe, b. 5 Sept. 1898, m. Fannie Mae Bassett, Oct. 1917, d. 13 Nov. 1980.

+109.   Henry Willis Varnadoe, b. 8 April 1902, m. Nettie Lee Crosby, d. 26 Dec. 1970.

 

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH GRAVES (7) AND JAMES H. STANFIELD

Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Lenora Stanfield (40) was born 8 June 1849 in SC, and died 11 Dec. 1926 in Walterboro, Colleton Co., SC[3].  She married Malachi Palmer (“Mack”) Crosby, son of Humphrey Crosby and Sarah Harriet Savage, as his second wife, about 1868.  He was born about 1826 in Colleton Co., SC, and died 15 Oct. 1899 in Walterboro, SC.  They were buried in Bedon Baptist Church Cem., Colleton Co., SC.  This family was recorded on the 1870 and 1880 censuses in Verdier, Colleton Co., SC; their children were born in Colleton Co., SC.  (R‑7)

Children - Crosby

  110.   Harmon Vance Crosby, b. 22 Aug. 1869, m. Frances Isabelle (“Izzie”) Zeigler, c. 1892, d. 18 Aug. 1928 (Walterboro, SC).  Bur. Bedon Baptist Church Cem.

  111.   Sarah R. Crosby, b. 12 Feb. 1871, m. George Washington Sweat, c. 1890, d. 27 Aug. 1944 (Beaufort, Beaufort Co., SC).  Bur. Walterboro, SC.

  112.   Mary Elizabeth (“Mamie”) or (“Betsy”) Crosby, b. 19 May 1873, m. John Franklin Sweat, d. 4 Nov. 1953 (Savannah, Chatham Co., GA).

  113.   Clara P. (“Drew”) Crosby, b. 26 Sept. 1875, m(1) Isaac P. Sauls, 30 Dec. 1908 (SC), m(2) Preston B. Kinsey, 24 Dec. 1918 (SC), d. 27 Jan. 1926 (Colleton Co., SC).  Bur. Bedon Baptist Church Cem.

  114.   Lewis Palmer (or Palmer Lewis) Crosby, b. 14 Aug. 1878, m. Lilly Lue Etter (“Lula”) Langdale, 4 July 1909 (Pleasant Grove Church, Colleton Co., SC), d. 12 Jan. 1951 (Colleton Co., SC).  Bur. Bedon Baptist Church Cem.

 

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[1] According to the 1850 census, she was born about 1842, and was the oldest child of her parents.  She was not found in the 1860 census, and it is wondered whether she had a first marriage and was recorded under a different name.  In the 1900 census, her date of birth was given as Aug. 1845, but that may have been because her husband was much younger, and she was pretending she was somewhat younger also.  In the 1880 census, he was listed as 26, and she was 43, and the ages of their 4 children didn’t match the dates in the 1900 census exactly.

[2] South Carolina Death Records, 1821-1955, certificate 5536, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[3] South Carolina Death Records, 1821-1955, certificate 023261.