Rev. 8 Dec. 2015, Gen. 111

 

DESCENDANTS OF JOHN D. GRAVES OF MD, KY & MO

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

John D. Graves (1) was born in 1776 in Maryland, and died about June 1848 in Franklin Co., KY.  According to one source, he was of English origin.  (That probably just means that some ancestor was from England, rather than that he or his father was born in England.)  It goes on to say that he was raised in Virginia and went to Kentucky in his youth on foot.  He had land in Lewis Co., MO as well as KY at the time of his death.  (According to R‑4, he was John Downs Graves, born 24 Feb. 1773 in St. Johns Parish, Prince Georges Co., MD.)  A Summons and Complaint is on record for a law suit in 1854-56 over the division of his estate.  In this paper are references to some of his children: Susannah, Martha, Eliza, William L., Elias, and John T.

This John D. Graves may be the same as the one in genealogy 160 who is listed as a son of John Graves and Sarah Moab.  That John Graves is believed by some to be a son of Peyton Graves and Charlotte Pinkard of genealogy 220, but no good evidence has been provided to support that connection.

John married four times.  The second wife was Catherine Thomison.  She was born in Scott Co., Ky., and died in 1827, possibly in Franklin Co., KY.  He apparently married his third wife, Winnerford Hall, about 31 Jan. 1827 or 1828 in Franklin Co., KY.  His fourth wife was probably Nancy ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

Following is a copy of a lawsuit by Joseph L. Graves, and 2 minors (his brothers?) George P. and Lewis S. Graves against Martha, etc.  The best guess of Boyd Wright (R‑1) is that the children of John D. Graves by Nancy, the fourth (?) wife sued the children of John D. by Catherine Thomison over the division or administration of property. He has original copies of part of the suit, but hasn't found the remainder or how it came out.

FRANKLIN CIRCUIT COURT

Joseph S. Graves, George P. Graves and Lewis S. Graves,  the two last named infants, Plffs., being by their next friend the said Joseph S. Graves vs Pet. in Equity

Susannah  Fauchner and her husband Joseph Fauchner, Martha Wright & John Wright,

her husband, William  S. Graves, Elias Graves, John L. Graves and George S. Featherst, Deffs.

on, Alexander Featherston and Wm. Featherston, infant children of Eliza Featherston dec

and Nancy Graves devisees of John D. Graves deceased.

 

The plaintiffs Joseph S. Graves, George P. Graves and Lewis S. Graves, the two last named infants under the age of twenty one years who Sue by the said Joseph S. Graves as their next friend state that John D. Graves late of Franklin County departed this life in said county on the --- day of  --- 1848 having first made and published his last will and testament which was afterwards duly proved and admitted to record in the clerk's office of the Franklin County Court at June term of said court in the year 1848 by which he devised to his three daughters Susannah, Eliza, and Martha one horse saddle and bridle one bed and furniture and one Negro girl to each of them the same to be valued to them so as to make them equal also to said three daughters and to my son John Graves Six hundred and fifty acres of land in Lewis County Missouri being the lands owned by me over and above what I have given to my two sons William and Elias.

John to have two hundred acres and the remainder divided among the three daughters equally agreeably to quantity and quality that devised to the two Sons to be charged to them at one thousand dollars each the lands devised to the three daughters and son John to be charged to them at five dollars per acre. To Sarah Jones two hundred dollars, to Francis Smith one dollar. To Nancy Graves his wife the use of all his lands in Kentucky and all his personal estate after the death of his wife he directed the lands and personal estate bequeathed to his wife to be sold and divided among his second and last wife's children so as to make them all equal by counting in the legacies willed to the six before named children of his second wife and nominated the said Nancy Graves Executrix of his will. The executrix Nancy Graves named in said will never qualified as such nor was any administration of the estate of said dec'd. ever granted by the proper authority but contrary to what is the practice and usage in such cases the defendants took upon themselves to abrogate the will of said deceased in Several particulars by entering into an agreement among themselves by which a division of the estate was had and made in which agreement the directions contained in the will are violated in many respects and manifest injustice was done to these plaintiffs thereby as can be shown from the face of the agreement to divide and the division made they refer to and file copies of the agreement and division thus made as part hereof by the agreement and division so made it will be seen that the window Nancy Graves undertook to represent the interest of these plaintiffs in the matter and being wholly ignorant of even her own rights in the premises as well as theirs was duped as they verily believe into the agreement by her co-defendants in order that they should posses themselves of their shares of the estate. It will be Seen from the agreement entered into that all that part of the will of said deceased in relation to the lands in Missouri was disregarded. So far as the price at which the land devised was to be estimated and charged and the Sum at which it was charged in Said division is not more than half the sum fixed in the will. They further state that even if said division had been made in accordance with law and under the proper authority they Say the Same is unjust unequal and unfair in these particulars:

1st In the said division those making it and those concerned in it did not take into the estimate of what the estate consisted the amounts advanced  to the Several devisees.

2. They did not bring into and estimate all the personal estate of said dec-d. and the debts due to the estate.

3rd. In the estimate for the division made the valuation put on the Slaves is entirely too low. For these errors and the wants of legality in said division and the manifest injustice done to these plffs in the premises they insist that said division shall not be allowed to stand. They further State that the Specific devise to Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Smith contained in said will have been paid by the defendants as they are informed believe and charge.

They call upon the defendants to produce and file a full and complete list of all the personal estate left by the Said John D. Graves also a list of all debts due the estate and a Statement Showing what disposition was made of it together with Such other information as will enable the court to ascertain in the true amount of estate real personal and mixed.

On hearing they pray that the Said division be set aside and the will of Said deceased carried out according to its true intent and meaning or if it be found impracticable to carry out the will and place the several devisees under the will in such condition as to enable each one to take and hold under and in accordance with the will of Said deceased then they pray that the defendants be decreed Severally to account for and pay to the plffs Such amount as will make up their just and equal Share of the estate they pray for all Such other and further relief as to equity belongs.  

                                                                                                                                          Herndon, atty.

 

The Plaintiffs Joseph S. Graves Says he believes the statements contained in the foregoing petition are true.

                                                                                                                                          Joseph S. Graves

 

Sworn to before me by Joseph S. Graves this 18th day of August 1854.

                                                                  P. Swigert C. of C.C.

                                                                  A copy attest: P. Swigert C. of C.C.

                                                                  A copy of the copy attest, J.H. Caldwell, Sherif

 

                                                                  Equitable  Summons

The Commonwealth of Kentucky To the Sherriff of Lewis County, Missouri or other person authorized to Serve process in Said State You are commanded to Summon Susannah  Fauchner, Joseph Fauchner, Martha Wright, John Wright, William S. Graves and Elias Graves to answer in Sixty days after the Service of this summons of them, a petition filed against them etc. in the Franklin Circuit Court by Joseph S. Graves and others and was there that upon their failure to answer the petition will be taken due return of this Summons on the first day of the next May term of Said court.

Witness Philip Swigert, Clerk of the Franklin Circuit Court this 8th day of February 1856.

                                                                                                                                          P. Swigert, C. of F.C.C.

A true copy of the Summons, Attest: J. H. Caldwell, Sherriff

John apparently had a total of 19 children.

John was a carpenter, and later a farmer.  The wives and the children listed below are not all certain and are probably not complete.  The children listed for his marriage to Nancy Poindexter are uncertain; the 1850 census for Franklin Co., KY lists children George and Lewis with mother Nancy (age 50 or 52) as head of family but with a Samuel Graves (age 48) also in the household, all born in KY.  (R‑1, R‑4)

Children - Graves, by 1st wife

+2.   Richard B. Graves, b.c. 1804, m. Catharine ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    3.  Fannie Graves, b. 1809 (Franklin Co., KY), m. Francis Smith, 5 Sept. 1827 (Franklin Co., KY), d. 1828 (Franklin Co., KY).

    4.  Joseph L. Graves

Children - Graves, by Catherine Thomison

+5.   Thomas A. Graves, b. 19 Dec. 1812, m. Mary Pope Bruce, c. 1838, d. 4 March 1895.

+6.   Susannah Graves, b.c. 1813, m. Joseph Faulkner.

+7.   William L. Graves, b.c. 1815, m. Eliza J. Dunlap, 16 April 1835.

+8.   Elias Graves, b.c. 1818, m. Eliza Jane Fish.

+9.   Eliza Graves, b.c. 1820, m. William Epps Featherston, 15 Jan. 1846, d. 23 June 1853.

+10.   John T. Graves, b.c. 1824, m(1) Maria B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Susan C. Frazier.

+11.   Martha Catherine Graves, b. 20 Nov. 1825, m. John Harvey Wright, 16 Jan. 1854, d. 27 Dec. 1903.

Children - Graves, by Nancy Poindexter

    12.   Joseph S. Graves

    13.   George P. Graves, b.c. 1835 (KY).  This appears to be the George Graves, b.c. 1836, KY, in the 1860 census for Fayette Co., KY, living with Robert Hays.

    14.   Lewis L. Graves, b.c. 1839 (KY).  Not found in the 1860 census.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN D. GRAVES (1) AND CATHERINE THOMISON

Richard B. Graves (2) was born about 1804 in VA.  He was a farmer.  He married Catherine ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1810 in KY.  He and his family were in the 1850 census for 48th District, Lewis Co., MO, house 402, page 354.  Catherine was in the 1860 census for Union, Lewis Co., MO, as head of household, so perhaps Richard had died.   Catherine was in the 1870 census for Lewis Co., MO, as head of household, with children Lucy, Nannie, Kate and James.  Eliza was born in KY, and all the other children were born in MO.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

    15.   Eliza Ann Graves, b. May 1832, m. John Bourne Morton, 29 Jan. 1852, d. 21 July 1908.

    16.   Susanna F. (or Amanda) Graves, b.c. 1836.

    17.   Martha J. Graves, b.c. 1839.

+18.   Robert P. Graves, b.c. 1840, m. Almira ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    19.   Eunity P. Graves, b.c. 1842.

    20.   Virginia Graves, b.c. 1845.

    21.   Louisa (“Lucy”) Graves, b.c. 1845.

    22.   Matilda Blair Graves, b.c. 1847.

    23.   Nancy (“Nannie”) Graves, b.c. 1848.

    24.   Richard Graves, b.c. 1849.

    25.   Kate Graves, b.c. 1852.

    26.   James Graves, b.c. 1855.

 

Thomas A. Graves (5) was born 19 Dec. 1812 in Culpeper Co., VA, and died 4 March 1895 in Lewis Co., MO.  He married Mary Pope Bruce, daughter of William Bruce and Catharine Gaines, about 1838.  She was born 18 March 1821 in Lincoln Co., KY, and died 10 Aug. 1869 in Lewis Co., MO.  He married second Lucinda Bruce, sister of his first wife.  She was born about 1814 in KY.  Thomas and his family were in the 1850 census for 48th District, Lewis Co., MO, house 513, page 362, with wife Mary.  Thomas was in the 1880 census for Lyon, Lewis Co., MO, page 113C, with wife Lucinda and children James and Mollie.  All his children were born in MO.  (R‑3, R‑4)

Children - Graves, by Mary Pope Bruce

+27.   William H. Graves, b. 24 Nov. 1840, m. Jennie F. Montgomery, c. 1863, d. 9 Nov. 1887.

+28.   Thomas E. Graves, b. 2 May 1845, m. Ann Elizabeth Jane Risk, 28 Feb. 1867, d. 5 Dec. 1918.

    29.   Laura Belle Graves, b.c. 1849, d. 1932.

    30.   Alice Graves, b.c. 1851.

    31.   James Hayden Graves, b.1 Nov. 1853, m. Virginia A. Wood, c. 1891, d. 3 June 1932 (Canton, Lewis Co., MO).  She was b. 12 Aug. 1865 in IL, and d. 1 Feb. 1953 in Canton, Lewis Co., MO.  They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Canton, Lewis Co., MO.  No children.

    32.   Mary (“Mollie”) Bruce Graves, , b.c. 1855, d. 1939.

    33.   Robert Graves, b.c. 1858.  This son not listed by R‑4.

 

Susannah Graves (6) was born about 1813 in KY.  She married Joseph Faulkner (or Faulconer).  He was born about 1812 in KY.  They were in the 1850 census for 48th District, Lewis Co., MO, house 256, page 341-342, with her first name spelled Susanna and their surname spelled Faulconer.  Living with them in 1850 was Susannah’s sister Martha.  Their first 3 children were born in KY, and the fourth in VA.

Children - Faulkner

    34.   John W. Faulkner, b.c. 1840.

    35.   Levin S. Faulkner, b.c. 1842.

    36.   Joseph Faulkner, Jr., b.c. 1844.

    37.   Catharine Faulkner, b.c. 1849.

 

William L. Graves (7) was born 29 Sept. 1814 in Franklin Co., KY.  He married Eliza (“Liza”) Jane Dunlap (or Dunlop) on 16 April 1835 in Lewis Co., MO[1].  She was born about 1819 in KY.  They were in the 1850 census for 48th District, Lewis Co., MO.  They were in the 1860 census for Reddish, Lewis Co., MO.  They were in the 1870 census for Lewis Co., MO with children Bettie, William, Annie, Fannie, and Lucretia still at home.  They were in the 1880 census for LaBelle, Lewis Co., MO.  He was a farmer.  Living with them in 1880 were their widowed son William and his 2 children, their divorced daughter Elizabeth, their single daughter Mary, their grandchildren Isaac Day, Thomas Day, Carter A. Campbell, and Eliza Fible (married), and Eliza’s son Joseph Fible.  All their children were born in MO, probably all in Lewis Co.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

+38.   Catherine Graves, b.c. 1837, m(1) Joseph Ewalt, 18 Jan. 1857, m(2) John W. Campbell, 13 March 1862, d. before 1880..

+39.   Elizabeth Graves, b. 13 Feb. 1839, m. John Thomas, 18 May 1866, d. 11 Sept. 1909.

    40.   John D. Graves, b.c. 1839, d. after 1860.

    41.   Mary E. Graves, b. Dec. 1840.  She was single and living with her parents in 1880.  Still single and living with her sister Lucretia in 1900.

    42.   America J. Graves, b. 30 June 1842, d. 29 Sept. 1862 (Lewis Co., MO)..

+43.   Polonzo N. Graves, b.c. 1845, m. Isadore Buckner.

+44.   Martha Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1846, m. Isaac W. Day, d. 25 May 1917.

+45.   William Zebulon Graves, b. 17 Nov. 1848, m(1) Alcinda Martin, 9 May 1872, m(2) Jessie J. Robinson, 1893, d. 6 Feb. 1925.

    46.   George R. Graves, b. 11 May 1850, d. 8 March 1870..

+47.   Ann E. Graves, b. 1 May 1852, m. Joseph P. Smith, 13 June 1870, d. 21 Aug. 1931.

+48.   Frances Graves, b. 15 Feb. 1855, m. Charles Wilson, 22 May 1878, d. 17 May 1898..

+49.   Lucretia Graves, b. 29 July 1857, m. John Leonard Thrasher, 3 Aug. 1871, d. 25 Nov. 1939.

 

Elias Graves (8) was born about 1818 in KY.  He was a miller.  He married Eliza Jane Fish.  She was born about 1818 or 1824 or 1826 in KY.  They were in the 1850 census for 48th District, Lewis Co., MO, house 606, page 368.  Elias was in the 1870 census for Uniontown, Union Co., KY, living with Rebecca Wiatt and her 5 children.  Elias was in the 1880 census for Henderson, Henderson Co., KY, divorced, living with his unmarried son Richard.  Nearby in 1880 was Eliza, divorced, living with her son Theodore.  All their children were born in MO except for Canzes born in IL.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

    50.   Sarah L. (or F.) Graves, b.c. 1845 (?).

    51.   Richard Graves, b.c. 1849.

    52.   Theodore Graves, b.c. 1853.

    53.   Addy Graves, b.c. 1857.

    54.   Canzes Graves, b.c. 1860.

 

Eliza Graves (9) was born about 1820 in KY, and died 23 June 1853.  She married William Epps Featherston (or Featherstone) on 15 Jan. 1846 in Franklin Co., KY.  He was born 24 Nov. 1816 in KY, and died 1 Jan. 1878.  They were in the 1850 census for District 2, Scott Co., KY.  They were actually listed twice, once in house 287, page 466, 17 Aug. 1850, with him as age 33 and Eliza age 30, living next door to the family of James Featherston, age 59, probably his father.  The second listing was in house 445, page 478, 26 Aug. 1850, with him as age 34 and Eliza age 29.  Their son George was listed both times.  (R‑4)

Children - Featherston

+55.   George Lloyd Featherston, b.c. 1849, m. Sallie Wilkinson, d.c. 1915.

 

John T. Graves (10) was born about 1824 in KY.  He first married Maria B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He married second Susan (“Susie”) C. Frazier.  She was born about 1826 in Woodford Co., KY.  They were in the 1880 census for Versailles, Woodford Co., KY (next to Franklin Co., where his father lived), page 441D.  All his children were born in KY.  In the 1850 census, there was a John T. Graves, 25, physician, and Maria B. Graves, 18 (maybe his sister, or wife), living with the family of Samuel Poindexter, 48, and Matilda Poindexter, 40, in Scott Co., KY, District 2, page 469, house 325.  (Scott Co. is next to both Franklin Co. and Woodford Co.)  This was probably this John, but that is not certain.  Both his children were born in KY.

The following letter is believed to refer to this John T. Graves

Versailles, KY                                                 March 14, 1916

 

Dear Aunt Mary:

I am sorry that I am unable to give you much information concerning my Graves relatives. My father, John T. Graves died about 17 years ago. He was a brother of Aunt Martha Wright. I think Pa's sisters and brothers moved to Missouri when he was quite young, and I never knew of any communication existing between them until just a yr, or two previous to his death. Cousin Lloyd Featherstone died about 1 yr ago, he was an invalid yrs before his death, and I have been on the verge of invalidism for about 20 yrs. I don't know whether the old Graves house still remains or not. I regret I cannot give you more satisfactory information about my father's people, but this is about all I know of them. B. Graves of Scott County who died recently I don't think is related to us.

 

Yours truly, Mrs. S.M. Branham

 

This is Fannie Graves Branham who was a daughter of John T. Graves.  See next entry: BLW 8/22/01

 

__________________________________________________________________

 

Midway, KY, April 16th (prob 1916)

 

Dear Mrs. Wright: (probably my grandmother):

I have been trying to find out something about the family and after sending your letter to Mrs. Benham (the only relative near me) I enclose you what she wrote me. [ See above.]

I find the old home place is still standing in the same place but it had some additional built to it.

John B. Graves of Georgetown no relative of your family.

Am glad to tell you anything I know and am sorry I know no more to tell you.

Excuse my delay but have been trying to find out more for you.

                              Yours Respectfully,

                              Mary Miller

 

(It is unclear who Mary Miller is, but she is clearly related through the Graves line. BLW 8/22/01)

 

__________________________________________________________________

 

The following is a letter from Sallie Featherston to "Dear Old Aunt" -- I believe it was to Martha Graves Wright. It is dated June ('85 or '95 -- unclear which, but clearly either 1885 or 1895). Sallie's husband Lloyd was a nephew of Martha Graves Wright, and, I believe the son of Eliza Graves who married W.E. Featherston.

 

                                                                                    "Midway (prob. KY), June '85 or '95"

 

"Dear Old Aunt"

You don't know how glad we were when we got Mrs. Isabell's letter telling us about you and your family. Mr. Fetherston didn't know that you was living, he knew he had two aunts in MO. but never had any body to tell him much about his Mother's kin.  his Uncle John has told him more than any one, though he did not know whether you was living or not. I have not seen Uncle John (probably John T. Graves) since I heard from you. He has two children his daughter lives here I see her often she is married has one child a boy his son lives on Uncle's farm about 12 miles from here Uncle lives with him his uncles wife has been dead several years his health is poor and he looks badly and feeble. Lloyd is the only child living of his mothers, every body that knew her says he looks like her, he favors his uncle John very much I think he is now 46 years old I was a daughter of William Wilkinson. I have heard him speak very often of you and your father's family whom he knew and loved as well, I send you a picture of our family you can see what nice children we have the youngest is not good she is a very pretty child we never lost any children we do want one of your pictures be sure to send us one of Uncle's too I hope he will live to be one hundred years old, would like to have  the pictures of your children and grandchildren also. I guess you remember Aunt Nancy Jones Fathers sister I was to see her last week is very feeble she is 83 years old she was glad to hear from you. Tell Uncle William (probably William Graves) to write to us    , we would be more than glad to make you a visit but cant do so now if you cant come to see us send your daughter or sons we certainly appreciate a visit from any of you. My boys often speak of coming to Mo. and if they ever come will visit you up. Will close for the time hoping to hear from you soon and we are your loving nephew and niece.

 

                                                                                    Lloyd and Sallie Fetherston

 

Aunt I have one of the best husbands in the world he is a good Christian a good Husband and a good Father I know you would love him wish you could see him. Yours truly love to all your family      Sallie"

 

Daughter Fannie (Graves) Branham was alive in March 1916, based on the following letter.

 

Versailles, KY                                                 March 14, 1916

 

Dear Aunt Mary:

I am sorry that I am unable to give you much information concerning my Graves relatives. My father, John T. Graves died about 17 years ago. He was a brother of Aunt Martha Wright. I think Pa's sisters and brothers moved to Missouri when he was quite young, and I never knew of any communication existing between them until just a yr, or two previous to his death. Cousin Lloyd Featherstone died about 1 yr ago, he was an invalid yrs before his death, and I have been on the verge of invalidism for about 20 yrs. I don't know whether the old Graves house still remains or not. I regret I cannot give you more satisfactory information about my father's people, but this is about all I know of them. B. Graves of Scott County who died recently I don't think is related to us.

 

Yours truly, Mrs. S.M. Branham

 (R‑1)

Children - Graves

    56.   Fannie D. Graves, b.c. 1863, m. Sidney Branham.

+57.   Frazier Graves, b. 8 July 1866, m. Minnie B. Mattingly, 23 Nov. 1889, d. 4 May 1919.

 

Martha Catherine Graves (11) was born 20 Nov. 1825 in Frankfort, Franklin Co., Ky., and died 27 Dec. 1903 in LaBelle, Lewis Co., Mo. She married John Harvey Wright, son of John Wright and Ann Eliza Poague, on 16 Jan. 1854 in Lewis Co., Mo.  He was born 2 March 1829 in Franklin Co., Ky., and died 17 Jan. 1901 in LaBelle, Mo.  He was a farmer and stock raiser.  Martha was in the 1850 census for 48th district, Lewis Co., MO, house 256, page 341-342, living in the household of her brother-in-law and sister Joseph and Susanna Faulconer (Faulkner).  They were in the 1880 census for LaBelle, Lewis Co., MO, page 148D, with all their children living at home, and all the sons working on the farm.  Strangely, the census did not list the children as sons and daughters but gave their relationship as “other”.  (R‑1)

Children - Wright

+58.   Thomas Jefferson Wright, b. 3 May 1856, m. Ida F. Steele, 13 Dec. 1882, d. 3 July 1928.

+59.   Emma Wright, b. 26 May 1860, m. William T. Rudd, 16 June 1886, d. 17 Sept. 1937.

+60.   Charles Thomison Wright, b. 23 June 1862, m. Nannie Jackson Taylor, 6 April 1887, d. 16 Jan. 1952.

+61.   Lewis Graves Wright, Sr., b. 27 June 1864, m. Martha Lela Martin, 1 June 1893, d. 29 June 1926.

+62.   Richard Morgan Wright, b. 11 Dec. 1866, m. Pearle April Rudd, 14 Jan. 1890, d. 10 July 1931.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF RICHARD B. GRAVES (2) AND CATHERINE ------

Eliza Ann (or Sue) Graves (15) was born in May 1832 in KY, and died 21 July 1908 in WA.  She married John Bourne Morton on 29 Jan. 1852 in Lewis Co., MO.  He was born about 1830 in Jessamine, KY, and died in 1905 in Pullman, Whitman Co., WA.  They were living in Oyster Bay, Lewis Co., MO on 1 July 1863, when he registered for the Civil War draft.  They were in the 1860 census for Highland, Lewis Co., MO.  They were in the 1870 census for Lewis Co., MO.  They were in the 1880 census for Beaty, Carroll Co., MO.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in MO.  (R‑4)

Children - Morton

    63.   John W. Morton, b.c. 1854.

    64.   Robert J. Morton, b.c. 1856.

    65.   Alpheus Morton, b.c. 1858.

    66.   Nancy Belle (“Nannie”) Morton, b.c. Oct. 1859.

    67.   Mattie L. Morton, b.c. 1862.

    68.   Richard Morton, b.c. 1867.

    69.   Thomas Morton, b.c. 1872.

 

Robert P. Graves (18) was born about 1840 in MO.  He married Almira ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1840 in MO or KY.  They were in the 1870 census for Lewis Co., MO, living next to his mother.  They were in the 1880 census for Ladore, Neosho Co., KS.  All their children were born in MO except for the last one born in KS.

According to R‑4, Robert married Sallie E. Graves, who was born March 1861 in KY.  That Robert Graves was in the 1900 census for Glenn Co., CA, married 7 years, with 3 children (2 probably by her first marriage and one, Mable, born July 1893 in MO).  That may have been a second marriage for Robert P. Graves.  However, it is puzzling that in 1900 he was living very close to Fountain C. Graves, born July 1828 in KY, with wife Levina J., and Henry F. Graves, born Aug. 1869, with wife Jessie M.  Henry was a son of Fountain, and they were both part of genealogy 56.  It seems likely that Robert was closely related to them; if so, this may be a different Robert.

Children - Graves

    70.   William T. Graves, b.c. 1862.

+71.   Barney R. Graves, b. Dec. 1867,m. Louella ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1892.

    72.   Richard Graves, b.c. 1871.

    73.   Mary (“Mollie”) A. Graves, b. Dec. 1872, m. John Maher, c. 1895.  In the 1900 census for Ladore, Neosho Co., KS.

    74.   Nannie B. Graves, b.c. 1876.

    75.   James T. Graves, b.c. 1878.

    76.   Lee M. Graves, b. Oct. 1882 (KS).  Living with her sister Mollie in 1900.

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS A. GRAVES (5)

William H. Graves (27) was born 24 Nov. 1840 in MO.  He married Jennie F. Montgomery, daughter of William Montgomery and Pauline (“Elmira”) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, about 1863 in Canton, Lewis Co., MO.  She was born 18 March 1839 in OH, and died 12 Feb. 1911 in Canton, Lewis Co., MO.  Her father was born in MD and her mother in KY.  They were in the 1880 census for Dickerson, Lewis Co., MO, page 102A, when he was a clerk.  All their children were born in Lewis Co., MO.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

    77.   Mary Bruce Graves, b. Nov. 1865.

+78.   William Thomas Graves, b. 18 Nov. 1866, m(1) Sarah Margaret Cason, 24 May 1893, m(2) Ernestine B. Baker, 1907, d. 18 March 1922.

+79.   Harry Bruce Graves, b. 8 Dec. 1869, m. Addie Belle Condit, 27 May 1897, d. 22 Oct. 1920.

    80.   Charles C. Graves, b. 29 Nov. 1870, d. 5 March 1891.

    81.   Leta Graves, b.and d. 1873.

+82.   Carrie L. Graves, b. 8 March 1874, m. Fourth P. Starr, 13 Dec. 1900, d. 25 Oct. 1966.

    83.   Leta Graves, b. Feb. 1876, m. Asher Gregory Jones, 29 Jan. 1910 (Canton, Lewis Co., MO), d. 1933 (MO).  He was b.c. 1869 in Lewis Co., MO, and d. 1950 in MO, son of Leonard Coleman Jones and Mary Catherine (“Kitty”) Gregory.

    84.   Virginia Graves, b. 16 March 1878, m. Charles O. Jones, 3 June 1909 (Canton, Lewis Co., MO), d. 1953 (Canton, Lewis Co., MO).  He was b.c. 1874 in MO, and d. in Canton, Lewis Co., MO.

    85.   Jack Graves, b. 1880, d. Lewis Co., MO.

 

Thomas E. Graves (28) was born 2 May 1845 in Lewis Co., MO, and died 5 Dec. 1918 in Kirksville, Adair Co., MO.  He married Ann Elizabeth Jane Risk, possibly called Annie or Dollie Ann, on 28 Feb. 1867 in Williamstown, MO.  She was born 18 Dec. 1847 and died 17 May 1906, both in Williamstown, Lewis Co., MO.  Both her parents were born in KY.  They were in the 1880 census for Lyon, Lewis Co., MO.  They were in the 1900 census for Kirksville, Adair Co., MO, with children William, Lottie, Bessie, and Kate at home, and 5 of their 7 children still living.  He was in the 1910 census for Kirksville, Adair Co., MO in 1910, widowed, with daughters Lottie and Bessie, and grandson Lloyd Young living with him.  He was listed as a farmer in 1880, a dairyman in 1900, and a grocery merchant in 1910.  All their children were born in MO.

Source R‑3 lists Anna Selena Graves as another child, possibly a twin of Ada, born July 1879 in Rea, Andrew Co., MO, died 22 Feb. 1949 in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, WA.  No evidence of any such child has been found.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+86.   Jennie Belle Graves, b. Dec. 1866 (or 1867), m(1) Lewis Young, 1892, m(2) Frank Mason, 1 April 1910, d. 22 Oct. 1938.

    87.   William Moses Graves, b. 14 Dec. 1868 (Lewis Co., MO), d. 23 April 1917 (Jefferson City, Cole Co., MO).  Bur. Forest-Llewellyn Cem., Kirksville, Adair Co., MO.  He was a medical doctor.[2]

    88.   Lottie C. Graves, b. 18 Oct. 1871, d. 3 Nov. 1945 (Los Angeles, CA).

    89.   Bessie A. Graves, b. April 1875, d. 25 Feb. 1926 (Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA).

    90.   Ada L. Graves, b.c. 1879, d. 1909 (MO).

    91.   Katherine G. Graves, b. March 1885.

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM L. GRAVES (7) AND ELIZA J. DUNLAP

Catherine (“Kate”) Graves (38) was born about 1837 in MO, and died before 1880 in TX.  She first married Joseph Ewalt on 18 Jan. 1857 in MO.  He was born about 1836 in Paris, Bourbon Co., KY, and died 5 Aug. 1861 in Athens, Gentry Co., MO.  She married second John W. Campbell on 13 March 1862 in Lewis Co., MO.  He was born in OH.  All her children were born in MO.  (R‑4)

Children - Ewalt

+92.   Eliza Jane Ewalt, b. 28 May 1857, m. John W. Fible, d. 2 Feb. 1939.

    93.   Joseph Ewalt, b. 1859.

Children - Campbell

    94.   Carter A. Campbell, b.c. 1864.

 

Elizabeth (“Bettie”) Graves (39) was born 13 Feb. 1839 in MO, and died 11 Sept. 1909.  She married John Thomas on 18 May 1866 in Lewis Co., MO.  He was born about 1830 in MO.  She was divorced and living with her parents in 1880.  (R‑4)

Children - Thomas

+95.   William L. Thomas, b. 16 April 1867, m. Orpha Frances Foor, 5 Dec. 1889, d. 23 July 1929.

 

Polonzo (or Purlonzo) N. Graves (43) was born about 1844 or 1845 in MO.  He married Isadore (or Isadora) (“Dora”) E. Buckner.  She was born about 1842 in KY.  Her father was born in VA and her mother in MA.  They were in the 1880 census for LaBelle, Lewis Co., MO, page 146C.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in MO.  He was in the 1920 census for Lewistown Twp., Lewis Co., MO, ED 58, page 7B, living alone, age 75, listed as Polonzo.  (R‑2, R‑4)

Children - Graves

+96.   Ely T. Graves, b. July 1868, m. Annie M. Pugh, 17 April 1890.

+97.   William L. Graves, b.c. 1871, m. Usa Bettie Thompson, 2 July 1897, d. 27 June 1936.

+98.   Frances Glover Graves, b. 20 April 1874, m. Joseph Hannah Day, d. 18 Jan. 1940.

+99.   Martha Elizabeth Graves, b. 6 Feb. 1876, m. William Thomas McKenzie, 20 Oct. 1900, d. 15 Dec. 1958.

+100.    Amanda M. Graves, b. 15 Nov. 1877, m. Alexander Thompson, 24 Feb. 1904, d. 23 June 1917.

    101.    Samuel Graves, b. 5 June 1879, d. 28 March 1900 (Lewistown, Lewis Co., MO).

 

Martha Graves (44) was born 3 Dec. 1846 in MO, and died 25 May 1917 in Lewistown, Lewis Co., MO.  She married Isaac W. Day.  He was born 29 Aug. 1828 in Sagamon Co., IL, and died 11 July 1917 in Lewistown, Lewis Co., MO.  (R‑4)

Children - Day

+102.    John W. Day, b. 3 July 1861, m. Elizabeth Jane Smith, 12 Feb. 1880, d. 11 Dec. 1894.

+103.    Polanzo N. Day, b. 25 March 1863, m(1) Mary Angeline Glaves, 11 March 1883, m(2) Alma Glaves, 15 May 1938, d. 17 Nov. 1941.

+104.    Charles B. Day, b. 29 Dec. 1864, m. Florence E. West, 1893, d. 26 April 1917.

+105.    George Washington Day, b. 6 Nov. 1866, m. Mary Belle ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1890, d. 24 March 1942.

+106.    Samuel Neeper Day, b. 28 Jan. 1870, m. Margaret Llewellyn Stith, d. 29 March 1929.

+107.    Dora Ann Day, b. 2 Sept. 1872, m. Richard N. Spicknall, 9 Jan. 1890, d. 28 Feb. 1952.

 

William Zebulon Graves (45) was born 17 Nov. 1848 in Lewis Co., MO, and died 6 Feb. 1925 at his son’s home in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co., TX..  He first married Alcinda Martin on 9 May 1872 in Lewis Co., MO.  She was born 17 Nov. 1855 in MO, and died before 1880.  He married second Jessie J. Robinson in 1893.  He was living with his parents in the 1880 census for LaBelle, Lewis Co., MO, and was widowed.  He was a farmer.  All his children were born in MO.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves, by Alcinda Martin

+108.    John Kosuisko Graves, b. 10 April 1873, m. Margaret D. Moss, 1900, d. 6 March 1963.

    109.    Alpha Rettie Graves, b. 4 Feb. 1875, d. Lewis Co., MO.

+110.    Nathaniel Landreth Graves, b. 1 Oct. 1876, m. Hester Jane Peterson, 1900, d. 1919.

    111.    Addie Leona Graves, b. 12 March 1878, d. before 1880.

 

Ann (“Annie”) E. Graves (47) was born 1 May 1852 in MO, and died 21 Aug. 1931.  She married Joseph P. Smith on 13 June 1870 in Lewis Co., MO.  He was born 6 Nov. 1845 in MO, and died 7 June 1905.  All their children were born in MO.  (R‑4)

Children - Smith

+112.    William L. Smith, b. Dec. 1871, m. Jennie Redwine, c. 1893.

    113.    Thomas Smith, b. Nov. 1874.

    114.    Pearl Smith, b.c. 1879.

    115.    George W. Smith, b. June 1883.

+116.    Grover C. Smith, b. Feb. 1886, m. Clover Shackelford.

 

Frances (“Fannie”) Graves (48) was born 15 Feb. 1855 in MO, and died 17 May 1898 in MO.  She married Charles Wilson on 22 May 1878.  He was born in Sept. 1850 in Pike Co., IL, and died in 1887 in Lewis Co., MO.  (R‑4)

Children - Wilson

    117.    Sarah Ann Wilson

 

Lucretia Graves (49) was born 29 July 1857 at the Graves farm, east of La Belle, Lewis Co., MO, and died 25 Nov. 1939 at C. L. Diffendaffer farm, Knox City, Knox Co., MO.  She married John Leonard Thrasher on 3 Aug. 1871 in Lewis Co., MO.  He was born 14 Jan. 1850 in Midway, Newton Co., MO, and died 14 May 1937 in La Belle, Lewis Co., MO.  They were in the 1900 and 1920 censuses for La Belle, Lewis Co., MO.  In 1920, only sons George, James and Roy were still living at home, all single.  All their children were born in Lewis Co., MO.  (R‑4)

Children - Thrasher

    118.    William E. Thrasher, b. 11 July 1872, d. 26 Nov. 1962 (NM).

+119.    Ezra Leonard Thrasher, b. 22 Sept. 1874, m. Mattie A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 26 Oct. 1962.

    120.    George Thelbert Thrasher, b. 27 Aug. 1877, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. Sept. 1935 (Denver, Adams Co., CO).  1 son Lloyd Thrasher, b. 22 Aug. 1898, d. June 1987 in Bushnell, McDonough Co., IL.  George was still single in 1900 and 1920 and living with his parents.  The only person named Lloyd Thrasher in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 censuses is Henry Lloyd Thrasher in La Belle, MO, listed as son of Franklin P. and Emma Thrasher.

+121.    Thomas Jefferson Thrasher, b. 21 Nov. 1878, m. Matilda A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 11 Nov. 1900, d. Feb. 1966.

+122.    Emma Belle Thrasher, b. 5 March 1882, m. Charles Lewis Diffendaffer, 6 April 1904, d. 8 June 1983.

    123.    Fannie M. Thrasher, b. 16 March 1884, d. 29 Oct. 1970 (Quincy, Adams Co., IL).

+124.    Addie Lucretia Thrasher, b. 10 Jan. 1886, m. George D. Levengood, 1 Aug. 1906, d. 23 Oct. 1978.

+125.    Charles Clark Thrasher, b. 17 Sept. 1890, m. Mary Mildred Holley, d. 15 Oct. 1948.

    126.    James Freeman (“Doc”) Thrasher, b. 28 Jan. 1893, m. Cora M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 3 Sept. 1980 (Kirksville, Adair Co., MO).  She was b.c. 1899 in MO.

+127.    Roy Lee Thrasher, b. 21 May 1895, m. Mary Ann Clickner, 17 March 1920, d. 27 July 1981.

+128.    Laurence Lendrel Thrasher, b. 7 June 1897, m. Elizabeth Pearl Brumbaugh, 21 Feb. 1918, d. 23 May 1981.

    129.    John R. Thrasher, b. 23 Dec. 1897, m. Maude May Sheverbush, 30 March 1909 (Salem, MO), d. 8 March 1983 (Amarillo, Randall Co., TX).  She was b. 20 May 1888 in Alexandria, MO, and d. 11 Aug. 1961 in Tucumcari, NM.

 

CHILDREN OF ELIZA GRAVES (9) AND WILLIAM E. FEATHERSTON

George Lloyd Featherston (55) was born about 1849 and died about 1915.  He married Sallie Wilkinson, daughter of William Wilkinson.

The following is a letter from Sallie Featherston to "Dear Old Aunt" -- I believe it was to Martha Graves Wright. It is dated June ('85 or '95 -- unclear which, but clearly either 1885 or 1895). Sallie's husband Lloyd was a nephew of Martha Graves Wright, and, I believe the son of Eliza Graves who married W.E. Featherston.

 

                                                                                    "Midway (prob. KY), June '85 or '95"

 

"Dear Old Aunt"

You don't know how glad we were when we got Mrs. Isabell's letter telling us about you and your family. Mr. Fetherston didn't know that you was living, he knew he had two aunts in MO. but never had any body to tell him much about his Mother's kin.  his Uncle John has told him more than any one, though he did not know whether you was living or not. I have not seen Uncle John (probably John T. Graves) since I heard from you. He has two children his daughter lives here I see her often she is married has one child a boy his son lives on Uncle's farm about 12 miles from here Uncle lives with him his uncles wife has been dead several years his health is poor and he looks badly and feeble. Lloyd is the only child living of his mothers, every body that knew her says he looks like her, he favors his uncle John very much I think he is now 46 years old I was a daughter of William Wilkinson. I have heard him speak very often of you and your father's family whom he knew and loved as well, I send you a picture of our family you can see what nice children we have the youngest is not good she is a very pretty child we never lost any children we do want one of your pictures be sure to send us one of Uncle's too I hope he will live to be one hundred years old, would like to have  the pictures of your children and grandchildren also. I guess you remember Aunt Nancy Jones Fathers sister I was to see her last week is very feeble she is 83 years old she was glad to hear from you. Tell Uncle William (probably William Graves) to write to us, we would be more than glad to make you a visit but cant do so now if you cant come to see us send your daughter or sons we certainly appreciate a visit from any of you. My boys often speak of coming to Mo. and if they ever come will visit you up. Will close for the time hoping to hear from you soon and we are your loving nephew and niece.

 

                                                                                    Lloyd and Sallie Fetherston

 

Aunt I have one of the best husbands in the world he is a good Christian a good Husband and a good Father I know you would love him wish you could see him. Yours truly love to all your family      Sallie"

(R‑1)

Children - Featherston

    130.    Vernon Featherston

    131.    Claude Featherston

    132.    Stephen Featherston

    133.    Gera Featherston

    134.    Mattie Lee Featherston

    135.    Liza Featherston

    136.    Susie Featherston

    137.    Elizabeth Featherston

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN T. GRAVES (10) AND SUSAN C. FRAZIER

Frazier Graves (57) was born 8 July 1866, and died 4 May 1919 in Mortonsville, both in Woodford Co., KY.  He married Minnie B. Mattingly on 23 Nov. 1889 in Clark Co., IN.  She was born 14 Nov. 1870 in Woodford Co., KY, and died 28 May 1928 in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

    138.    John A. Graves, b. 21 Nov. 1890 (Versailles, Woodford Co., KY), m. Ethel Olson, c. 1915, d. 18 Feb. 1965 (Woodford Co., KY).  She was b. 10 June 1892 in KY, and d. 27 March 1990 in Woodford Co., KY.  They were in the 1930 census for Irvine, Estill Co., KY.  They were in the 1940 census for Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY.  No children.

    139.    Lucille Graves, b. 22 July 1893 (Woodford Co., KY), d. 18 Aug. 1976 (Lexington, Fayette Co., KY).

    140.    Annie L. Graves, b.c. 1896 (KY).

 

CHILDREN OF MARTHA GRAVES (11) AND JOHN H. WRIGHT

Thomas Jefferson Wright (58) was born 3 May 1856 in Lewis Co., MO, and died 3 July 1928.  He married Ida F. Steele on 13 Dec. 1882.  He was a lumber yard owner, a banker, and had a blacksmith shop.  (R‑1)

Children - Wright

    141.    Floy Lauretta Wright, b. 29 Oct. 1886 (Lewis Co., Mo.), m. Horace E. Dakin, 5 Oct. 1935, d. late 1970's (Hannibal, Mo.).  No children.  She was a school teacher.

 

Emma Wright (59) was born 26 May 1860 and died 17 Sept. 1937, both in LaBelle, Mo.  She married William T. Rudd on 16 June 1886.  All their children were born in LaBelle, Mo.  (R‑1)

Children - Rudd

    142.    John Wright Rudd, b. 25 Jan. 1888, never married, d. 29 Feb. 1893 (LaBelle, Mo.).

    143.    Bessie Duffield Rudd, b. 13 May 1890, m. Harry B. Sykes, 17 April 1938, d. 24 July 1973 (LaBelle, Mo.).  No children.

    144.    Charles Wright ("Jack") Rudd, b. 25 Oct. 1892, never married, d. 1968 (LaBelle, Mo.).  He was a salesman.

 

Charles Thomison Wright (60) was born 23 June 1862 and died 16 Jan. 1952, both in LaBelle, Lewis Co., MO.  He married Nannie J. Taylor on 6 April 1887.  He was a lumber merchant.  (R‑1)

Children - Wright

    145.    Flossie Sue Wright, b. 28 April 1889 (LaBelle, MO), never married, d. 11 Sept. 1906 (LaBelle, MO).

 

Lewis Graves Wright, Sr. (61) was born 27 June 1864 and died 29 June 1926, both in LaBelle, Mo.  He was a farmer, realtor, and had a clothing store.  He married Martha Lela Martin on 1 June 1893.  All three of their children were born in LaBelle, Mo.  (R‑1)

Children - Wright

+146.    Martin Castleman Wright, b. 17 Sept. 1894, m. Myrtle J. Carter, 31 May 1924, d. 7 July 1952.

+147.    Lewis Graves Wright, Jr., b. 9 Feb. 1908, m(1) Trella Ann McKenzie, 14 Feb. 1942, m(2) Alice Spoonhauer Eireman, 30 Oct. 1965, d. 29 June 1975.

+148.    Russell Hawkins Wright, b. 10 Jan. 1910, m. Lillian Johnson, 29 May 1934.

 

Richard Morgan Wright (62) was born 11 Dec. 1866 in LaBelle, Mo., and died 10 July 1931.  He was a farmer and seed dealer.  He married Pearle April Rudd on 14 Jan. 1890.  Both their children were born in LaBelle, Mo.  (R‑1)

Children - Wright

+149.    Richard Thomas Wright, b. 26 May 1898, m(1) Aurolyn Hone, 19 April 1921, m(2) Irene Lowry, 14 May 1927, d. 3 Dec. 1973.

    150.    Mary Pearl Wright, b. 17 Dec. 1906, m. Nathan Cawthon, 27 Nov. 1946, d. 27 Nov. 1954 (San Diego, Calif.).  No children.

 

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[1] Names, and marriage date and place, from IGI.

[2] Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com.