Revised 6 April 2000, Gen. 160

 

DESCENDANTS OF JOHN GRAVES AND SARAH ------ OF VA AND OHIO

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

John Graves (1) married Sarah ------. Mrs. Ethel Ratcliff believes she was probably Sarah Moab, since that name was carried on through middle names for about three generations. John died in 1816 in Pike Co., Ohio. They lived in Harrison Twp., Ross Co., Ohio. Although descendants thought they had eight children, estate records mentioned below indicate there were probably ten, although the names of the other two are not known. Maybe there were two who died young.

Estate settlement papers dated 1816, Pike Co., Ohio, show that his estate was divided among his widow (2/3) and 10 heirs (the other third). No names were given in the estate papers, except for George Graves, as administrator of the estate. From Pike Co. records we find the names of sons Lewis, George, John D., and Zachariah.

There is an unconfirmed story that John was a wealthy landowner in Culpeper Co., Va. However, no records have been found to substantiate this.

It is interesting to note that there was a William Graves, born 2 Aug. 1756, who lived in Lexington, Ky., where all his children were born. He was descended from Capt. Thomas Graves of VA as follows: (1) Thomas, (2) John, (3) Ralph, (4) Ralph, (5) Ralph, (6) Richard, (7) William. The children of William were Josiah Graves, b. 1778, m. Sarah Lynn; John Graves; George Graves, b.c. 1782, lived in Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH; Eleanor Graves, m. Nelson Rush (of OH); Mary Graves, m. Tillman Lewis. This George would fit as the George who is listed as a son of John Graves in the following genealogy. Is it possible that there were two people about the same age living in Scioto Co. at the same time, or that William Graves (b. 1756) died young and his brother John raised George, or that John was the one who lived in Lexington, Ky., and the information about William is wrong?

There also may be a connection of this family with the family of Willis Graves and Jane Carruthers of Culpeper Co., Va. and Ross Co., Ohio. (R-3)

Children - Graves

+2. Alexander Moab Graves, b. 21 May 1773, m. Rebecca Comer, 28 Nov. 1803, d. 26 Jan. 1852.

+3. Lewis Graves, b.c. 1777, m. Sarah Hanson, Aug. 1804, d. 30 April 1848.

+4. George W. Graves, b. 11 May 1781, m. Aramiah Moor, 17 April 1803, m(2) Sarah Hunt, 27 March 1834, d. 7 Feb. 1839.

5. John D. Graves

+6. Zachariah Graves, b.c. 1783, m. Tabitha ------.

7. Nellie (or Eleanor?) Graves, m. William Rush, 24 Jan. 1804. According to Mrs. Ethel Ratcliff, this family lived in Eagle Twp., Vinton Co., Ohio. She heard her father speak of them. There is still a Rush Hollow in the area, and a more recent generation had a daughter also named Nellie.

8. Catherine Graves

+9. William Graves, m. Lydia Dugan, 18 March 1806, d.c. 1812.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN GRAVES (1) AND SARAH MOAB

Alexander ("Alex") Moab Graves (2) was born 21 May 1773 in N.C. (according to age at death of 78 years, 8 mo., 5 days), died 26 Jan. 1852, and was buried in Union Cem., Eagle Twp., Vinton Co., Ohio. He married Rebecca Comer on 28 Nov. 1803 (filed in 1804). She was born 29 Dec. 1782 in N.C. (according to age at death of 75 years, 8 mo., 12 days), died 9 Sept. 1858, and was also buried in Union Cem. This information is from tombstone inscriptions. According to Mrs. Ethel Brown Ratcliff, Alex moved to Ohio from N.C. with his father in 1803. Alex's father John settled in Harrison Twp., Ross Co., Ohio, as did John Comber (Comer). Alex's marriage to Rebecca was one of the first Ohio marriages. Union Cem., where they were both buried, is in Eagle Twp., Vinton Co. However, when they first went to Ohio, that area was Hocking Co. It was later given to Ross Co., and eventually in 1850 to Vinton when that small county was formed. (R-1, R-6)

Children - Graves

+10. Jesse Graves, b. 4 May 1806, m. Ruth Ratcliff, 19 Jan. 1830, d. 26 Dec. 1875.

+11. Nancy Graves, b. 31 Oct. 1809, m. Miles Ratcliff, 26 Nov. 1827, d. 13 July 1851.

 

Lewis Graves (3) was born about 1777 in Maryland, and died 30 April 1848 in Ross Co., Ohio. He was reared in Redstone, Pa., according to an obituary. He moved to Ohio in 1796, and fought in the War of 1812. He married Sarah Hanson, daughter of Samuel Hanson and Mary Trimble in Aug. 1804 in Ross Co., Ohio. She was born 17 Nov. 1780 in Ky., and died 2 April 1874 in Ross Co., Ohio.

Sarah's father, Samuel Hanson, was born in Md., and moved to Ky. as a young man. On a trip to Va. he met Mary Trimble and married her. They lived in Ky. where all 7 of their children were born, including Sarah, the last. Sam later remarried Rebecca Waterman after Mary's death in the 1780's in Ky., and he and Rebecca had 10 children, one of whom was Eliza (10 Feb. 1810 - 16 Sept. 1895) who married Miles Ratcliff (husband of Lewis Graves' niece Nancy).

Lewis and Sarah had 9 children. In the 1850 census, Sarah was shown in Concord Twp., Ross Co., Ohio, age 68, born Md., with Laurence Graves, 45, b. Md., Mary Graves, 38, and Caroline Graves, 8. Laurence is apparently her son, Mary may be his wife, and Caroline is probably her granddaughter. Sarah was listed in the 1860 census of Harrison Twp., Ross Co., Ohio, living with her son Wesley. According to Miss Agnes M. Ault, a handwritten (and typed) copy of Lewis Graves' will, dated May 1842, is in the Ross Co. book. The will is dated 6 years before his death, and Rebecca is not listed since she died in 1838; nor is Martha listed, so presumably she died prior to May 1842. Four sons are listed: James, Samuel, Nelson, and Wesley; and three daughters: Heziah, Polly, and Mariah. Son James may have already received part of his inheritance (or have been a "black sheep"), since his inheritance was the least of the six surviving children. Son Nelson received 120 acres of bounty land originally issued to Sarah (his mother) in Missouri. Sarah "assigned" this land to son Nelson, whether as a gift or sold to him is unknown. Nelson Graves was owner as of 1 Dec. 1859 per official document.

There is some uncertainty as to whether this Lewis Graves is the one who was the son of John and Sarah. In addition to supposedly being born in Md., and raised in Pa. (not part of the tradition for the other descendants, but typical of the Quaker Graves family), he lived in Ross Co. It is possible that he was part of the Quaker family descended from Thomas Graves of Newcastle Co., Del., many of whom lived in Ross Co., Ohio. (R-1, R-3, R-6)

Children - Graves

12. James Graves, m. Polly Madden, 23 June 1823, d. 15 Jan. 1874. According to one report, he married Nancy McCartey. Based on his marriage date, he may have been the oldest child. He is probably the Laurence, b.c. 1805, with wife Mary, referred to above.

13. Rebecca Graves, b. 1807, never married, d. 14 Nov. 1838.

+14. Samuel Graves, b.c. 1809, m. Phebe Van Grundy, 12 or 13 March 1853, d. 25 Oct. 1875.

+15. Wesley Graves, b. 9 Aug. 1819, m. Martha McKinley, 12 Jan. 1853, d. 4 June 1894.

+16. Nelson Graves, b. 19 Aug. 1822, m. Miranda Peecher, 16 Oct. 1849, d. 19 Nov. 1900.

17. Martha Graves, b. 28 Jan. 1823, never married.

18. Keziah (or Heziah) Graves, m. Jonathan Barclay.

19. Polly (Mary?) Graves

+20. Mariah Graves, b. 1827, m. Abraham J. Ross, 5 Jan. 1845.

 

George W. Graves (4) was born 11 May 1781, possibly in Va., and died 7 Feb. 1839 in Scioto Co., Ohio. His will was probated 16 Feb. 1839. He first married Aramiah ("Ary") Moor, daughter of Joseph and Susan Moor, on 17 April 1803. She was born in 1786 and died 15 July 1833. He secondly married Sarah ("Sally") Hunt on 27 March 1834. She died 2 Jan. 1874. George was on the Washington Twp., Scioto Co., Ohio tax list for 1810 and 1820. (R-3, R-5)

Children - Graves, by Aramiah Moor

21. Susannah (or Susanna) Graves, b. 2 Feb. 1804, m. Isaac Stanley (or Stanly), 1 Jan. 1826, d. 29 March 1834.

+22. Ary (or Arey) Graves, b. 29 Jan. 1806, m. Archibald Lawrence, 15 Sept. 1829, d. 27 Feb. 1865.

23. Eleanor Graves, b. 15 Sept. 1808, m. John Adam Shafer (or Shoper or Shaver), 1 (or 18) Oct. 1829.

24. John N. Graves, b. 4 Nov. 1810, m. Mary Rankin, 22 March (or 8 May) 1833.

25. Harriet (or Hannah) Graves, b. 26 Feb. 1813, m. Mitchel Garetson (or Garrison), 12 April 1832, d. 31 Dec. 1834.

26. Lavina (or Loviena or Levina) Graves, b. 28 June 1815, m. John W. Tool (or Pool), 24 (or 22) June 1833.

27. George Graves, b. before 1820, m(1) Sally Hunt, 27 March 1834, m(2) Sarah Shelpman, 30 Jan. 1840.

28. Allen Graves, b. 12 Jan. 1818, d. 10 July 1818.

+29. William A. Graves, b. 3 March 1820, m(1) Scinthian Newland, 1 Nov. 1839, m(2) Letticia Van Meter, 15 Oct. 1855, m(3) Elizabeth Wyckoff, 17 March 1861, d. 1 April 1870.

30. Amelia Graves, b. 10 April 1822, d. 10 Oct. 1822.

31. Mary Graves, b. 12 Nov. 1824.

32. Sarah Graves, b. 23 Dec. 1826, m. George Brock, 29 Dec. 1829 (not possible if birthdate is correct).

33. Caroline Graves, b. 30 April 1831.

 

Zachariah Graves (6) was born about 1783 in Parkersburg, Va. (later W.Va.), and lived in Hamilton Co., Ohio. He is said to have been a son of John Graves who had other sons, among whom were John and George. John, the brother of Zachariah, was supposed to have lived many years near Lexington, Ky.

The deed records for Zachariah Graves in Hamilton Co. are as follows. His first deed was dated 10 Nov. 1818, and his last is dated 7 June 1830. Neither shows where he lived before or after Hamilton Co. His last deed gives his wife's name as Tabitha. He lived in Delhi Twp., Hamilton Co., Ohio.

Land records show that land was laid out for Zachariah Graves next to that of George Graves and Lewis Graves in about 1816 in Pike Co., Ohio.

A Zachariah Graves settled in Carryall Twp., Paulding Co., Ohio in 1828.

In addition to the children listed below, there may have been another son, William S. Graves, born about 1820 or so, died before 1850. Memory of an aunt of William O'Brien has a g-g-grandfather Graves marrying Elizabeth Wilson. There is a marriage record in Paulding Co., Ohio for Elizabeth Wilson and William S. Graves (spelled Groves on the record) on 27 July 1843, before J.S. Snook, Justice of the Peace. This g-g-grandfather supposedly died within a few years after marriage. In the 1850 census for Paulding Co., Ohio, living close to the family of Zachariah Graves and his wife Adaline, was Elizabeth Graves, 26, born N.Y.; Josiah W. Graves, 6, Ohio; Tobitha A. Graves, 4, Ohio; Roxceria Graves (presumably Roxanna), 2, Ohio. Mr. O'Brien's descent is from Roxanna Graves, born 19 Dec. 1847, Ohio, died 26 Dec. 1925, buried in Riverside Cem., Hastings, Mich. She was married to Roscoe Bethuel Greenfield on 24 May 1864 in Paulding, Ohio, by E.G. Longsworth, Minister of the M.E. Church. (R-3, R-4, R-200)

Children - Grave

+34. James Dugan Graves, b.c. 1813, m. Eliza Jane Carvin, 31 Aug. 1837, d. Oct. 1882.

35. John Graves

+36. Zachariah Graves, b.c. 1827, m. Adaline ------.

37. Sarah Graves

38. Nancy Graves

39. Ann Graves

 

William Graves (9) married Lydia Dugan on 18 March 1806 in Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio. He died about 1812. Some proof of his parentage is still needed. Lydia secondly married Aaron Goodwin in June 1816. They lived in Delhi Twp., just southwest of Cincinnati, from the time of their marriage until 1835, when they moved to Indiana.

William and Lydia may have had another son. A boy 10-15 years of age was living with Aaron and Lydia in the 1820 census, and the 1830 census showed a male, 15-20. The child may have been a younger brother, or possibly Lydia's son by William Graves. (R-3)

Children - Graves

+40. Thomas Graves, b. 1 Dec. 1806, m. Mary A. Mixer, 27 Nov. 1834, d. 7 Aug. 1898.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF ALEXANDER M. GRAVES (2) AND REBECCA COMER

Jesse Graves (10) was born 4 May 1806 (based on age at death of 69 yrs., 7 mo., 22 days), and died 26 Dec. 1875. He married Ruth Ratcliff, daughter of John Ratcliff and Rachel Ray, on 19 Jan. 1830 in Logan, Ohio. She was born 7 Feb. 1808 in Eagle Twp., Ross Co., Ohio, and died 14 Nov. 1892. Much of the following information about their children is from the 1850 and 1880 censuses for Eagle Twp., Vinton Co., Ohio. (R-6, R-202, pp. 11, 12a)

Children - Graves

+41. Alexander Graves, b.c. 1831, m. Salina (or Salena) Van Gundy.

+42. Milton Graves, b.c. 1835, m. Sarah A. White.

+43. Thomas Graves, b. 27 July 1836, m. Martha Wilkinson, 23 Oct. 1859, d. 16 Oct. 1906.

44. William Graves, b. 1 Sept. 1838, d. 1 Sept. 1862. He was carrying wood, when his foot slipped on a frosty board, and he drowned in the mill race at Eagle Mills, Ohio.

45. Jesse Graves, Jr., b. 6 Jan. 1843, d. 29 June 1845. (Birth date based on age at death of 2 yrs., 5 mo., 23 days.)

46. Simon Graves

+47. Jeremiah Graves, b.c. 1847, m. Nancy Emrich, 26 Dec. 1868.

 

Nancy Graves (11) was born 31 Oct. 1809, died 13 July 1851, and was buried at Union Cem., near Londonderry, Ohio. She married Miles Ratcliff, son of John Ratcliff and Rachel Ray, on 26 Nov. 1827 in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born 27 Nov. 1804 in Eagle Twp., Ross Co., Ohio, died 22 Aug. 1888 in Eagle Twp., Vinton Co., Ohio, and was buried at Union Cem., beside his wife. After Nancy died, Miles Ratcliff married Eliza Hanson on 10 Oct. 1854 in Chillicothe, Ohio. Eliza was a half-sister of Sarah Hanson Graves (Lewis' wife), so upon Miles' marriage to Eliza, he became Sarah's brother-in-law instead of her nephew by marriage as he was when married to Nancy Graves (daughter of Lewis' brother Alex). Union Cem., where Nancy and Miles were buried, was in the area of Eagle Mills, which belonged to them. Miles was a very well-to-do man, and owned a store and ran the Eagle Mills post office, along with the mill itself. (R-1)

Children - Ratcliff

+48. John A. Ratcliff, b.c. 1830, m. Sarah Ann Beck, 27 Oct. 1853.

49. Rebecca Ratcliff, b.c. 1832.

50. Rachel Ratcliff, b.c. 1834, m. James Heskett.

51. Polly Ratcliff, b.c. 1836.

52. Luella (or Drucilla) Ratcliff, b.c. 1838. Twin.

53. Melissa Ratcliff, b.c. 1838. Twin.

54. Nancy Ratcliff, b.c. 1840.

55. Sarah Ratcliff, b.c. 1842, possibly the one who married James Vanderford, 13 Dec. 1864.

56. Miles Ratcliff, Jr., b. 26 Feb. 1843, d. 6 June 1864. Civil War veteran, Co. D, Reg. 89, Ohio Infantry Volunteers. Died of tuberculosis in U.S. Hospital at Parkersburg, W.Va.

 

CHILDREN OF LEWIS GRAVES (3) AND SARAH HANSON

Samuel Graves (14) was born about 1809 or 1810 and died 25 Oct. 1875. He married Phebe (or Phoebe) Van Grundy (or Gundy) on 12 or 13 March 1853. She was born 16 Sept. 1822, died 25 Feb. 1909, and was buried at Mt. Carmel Cem., Ross Co., Ohio.

George and Rachel Cottrell, who married Samuel and Phebe's children James and Laura Graves, were children of George Cottrell and Mary Mace. (R-1, R-3)

Children - Graves

57. John W. Graves, m. Mary A. Cook.

58. James H. Graves, m. Rachel R. Cottrell. He was a twin of John. She was b. 13 Nov. 1856 (one source says 27 Feb. 1854), d. 11 May 1934.

59. Nelson Carlisle Graves (called Carlisle or Carlyle), m. Margaret J. Cooke.

60. William L. Graves, m. Mary Collins.

+61. Laura Bell Graves, b. 22 June 1867, m. George Cottrell (or Cottrill), 24 March 1888, d. 23 Dec. 1952. He was b. 12 Aug. 1865, Hocking Co., OH, d. 19 Aug. 1958, Ross Co., OH.

62. Samuel S. Graves

63. Sarah Graves, m. Jacob H. Lewis. Lived in Hocking Co., OH.

64. Rachel Graves, m. ------ Vincent.

65. Sherman Graves

 

Wesley Graves (15) was born 9 Aug. 1819 and died 4 June 1894. He married Martha McKinley (her full name may have been Marina Martha McKinley) on 12 Jan. 1853. She was born 28 Jan. 1823 and died 6 Sept. 1898. They were shown in the 1850 census in Concord Twp., Ross Co., Ohio, and in the 1860 census in Harrison Twp., Ross Co. The 1860 census showed Wesley's mother living with them, born in Maryland.

The names of the children of both Wesley and Samuel Graves were taken from signatures of Consecutive No. 1104, Aug. 23, 1896. This had to do with the transfer of title to land that was left by will of Lewis Graves to Samuel and Wesley (Will Book E, p. 81, Ross Co., Ohio, May 1842). (R-3, R-6)

Children - Graves

66. George Graves, b.c. 1847, m. Mary J. ------. Lived in Johnson City, KS in 1896.

+67. Henry Lewis Graves, b.c. 1850, m(1) ------, m(2) Lydia L. Gant, d. 1 April 1939.

68. Sarah (or Alice) Graves, b.c. 1853, m. G. A. Clellen. Lived in Pickaway Co., OH.

69. Thomas Graves, b.c. 1855-56, m. Martha Ann ------.

70. Byron Graves, b.c. 1859-61. Lived in Columbus, OH.

71. Mary B. Graves, b.c. 1864, m. Douglas McGath. Lived in Pickaway Co., OH in 1896.

 

Nelson Graves (16) was born 19 Aug. 1822 in Ross Co., OH, and died 19 Nov. 1900 in Liberty Twp., Ross Co., OH, of heart disease. He was a blacksmith and a farmer He married Miranda (or Marina) Peecher, daughter of Uriah Peecher and Louisa Hillman, on 16 Oct. 1849 in Ross Co., OH. She was born 22 March 1830 in Spotsylvania Co., Va., and died 21 June 1899 of consumption. (R-1, R-8)

Children - Graves

72. Lewis Graves, b. 9 Dec. 1850, m. Columbia Seneff (or Sneff), 12 April 1877 (Ross Co., OH), d. 11 Oct. 1923. She was b. 1849 and d. 1893.

73. Louisa (Kate) Graves, b. 6 Oct. 1852, m. John Henry Barnes, d. 19 Feb. 1937. He was b. 1849 and d. 1939.

+74. Austin Graves, b. 9 Feb. 1855, m. Adeline C. Gray, 28 Jan. 1882, d. 14 Feb. 1920.

+75. Mary Ann Graves, b. 23 April 1857, m. William Ratcliff, 7 Oct. 1878, d. 21 May 1951.

76. Warren Graves, b. 21 Aug. 1859, m. Nina Hough, d. 14 April 1904 (or 1901). She was b. 11 Nov. 1868 and d. 14 March 1950.

77. Ellsworth Graves, b. 13 Dec. 1861 (Ross Co., OH), m. Sarah Grosz, d. 23 Jan. 1940. She was b. 1876.

78. James W. Graves, b. 31 March 1864 (Ross Co., OH), m. Rosa Goeltz, d. 8 Aug. 1911. She was b. 1874 and d. 1911.

+79. William M. Graves, b. 6 Dec. 1866, m. Flora E. Vail, 15 May 1889, d. 8 Aug. 1924.

80. Albert Graves, b. 22 Dec. 1869 (Ross Co., OH), never married, d. 10 Feb. 1900.

81. Hattie Graves, b. 15 Dec. 1871, m. Arthur F. Barnes, d. 28 Feb. 1931 (or 16 Oct. 1898).

 

Mariah Graves (20) was born in 1827. She married Abraham J. Ross on 5 Jan. 1845. He was born 1823 and died 19 June 1899. (R-1)

Children - Ross

82. Nelson Ross, b. 1846.

83. Mason Ross, b. 6 Jan. 1847, m. Celina Ault, 21 March 1872, d. 27 Sept. 1892. She was b. 22 March 1852 and d. 20 Dec. 1938. 7 children.

84. Abraham J. Ross, b. 10 Feb. 1848, m. Jennie Margaret (Margaret Jane) Burke, d. 2 April 1924. She was b. 13 March 1848 and d. 30 June 1927. 6 children.

85. Josephine (Sophie) Ross, b. 1855, m. Carey Van Gundy.

86. Margaret Ross, b. 1856, m. Hendison Cottrill.

87. Sarah ("Sally") Ross, b. 1857, d. 22 Nov. 1873.

88. Martha Ross, b. 1859, m. William Smith.

89. John C. F. Ross, b. 11 June 1863, d. 17 Aug. 1864.

90. Ross, b. 11 June 1863. Twin of John.

91. Florence Ross, b. 1865.

92. Henry Ross, b. 1 Oct. 1867.

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE W. GRAVES (4) AND ARAMIAH MOOR

Arey (or Ary) Graves (22) was born 29 Jan. 1806 in Ohio, and died 27 Feb. 1865. She married Archibald Lawrence on 15 Sept. 1829. He was born in 1801 in Va., and died 28 April 1865. They moved to Madison, Jefferson Co., Ind. about 1840. Their first child was born in Ohio, and the others in Indiana. (R-5)

Children - Lawrence

+93. Vinton R. Lawrence, b.c. 1838, m. Helen Gano, 6 Nov. 1867, d. 1880-90.

94. Lovina Lawrence, b.c. 1842.

95. James K. Lawrence, b.c. 1845.

96. Susanna Lawrence, b.c. 1847.

97. John W. Lawrence, b.c. 1849.

 

William A. Graves (29) was born 3 March 1820, and died from measles on 1 April 1870. He first married Scinthian Newland, daughter of Jacob Newland and Anna Day, on 1 Nov. 1839. She was born 15 March 1820 and died 4 Sept. 1855. He secondly married Letticia Van Meter (or Van Matre) on 15 Oct. 1855. She died 28 Aug. 1859. He married his third wife, Elizabeth Wyckoff, on 17 March 1861.

William Graves was a cooper by trade, but lived for many years on a 98-1/2 acre farm on Scioto Brush Creek in Adams Co., Ohio. He purchased this farm on 18 Nov. 1847. It is now part of the state-owned Brush Creek Forest. (R-3)

Children - Graves, by Scinthian Newland

+98. George W. Graves, b. 6 Dec. 1840, m. Nancy Beard, 15 May 1867.

+99. Jacob Newton Graves, b. 23 Nov. 1842, m. Frances Alvert Powell, 4 July 1871, d. 5 March 1933.

100. Joseph Graves, b. 17 Aug. 1844, never married, d. 16 Oct. 1863. He was killed in the Civil War when horse and rider were forced over a 12 foot cliff. He was with the 11th Regt., Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Co. D. He entered the service 11 Dec. 1861, died at Platte Bridge, Dakota Territory, and was buried at Fort Casper, D.T.

101. Elizabeth Aramiah Graves, b. 7 April 1847, m(1) George Shelton, m(2) George Griner, d. 1930's (Chicago, IL). Mr. Griner invented wallpaper cleaner.

+102. Abbott Godfrey Graves, b. 5 Sept. 1849, m. Ursula Shoemaker, 24 March 1878, d. 12 July 1926.

103. Ancil Graves, b. 1 July 1852, d. 12 Sept. 1855.

104. Tamenthus Graves, d. 16 Sept. 1855.

Children - Graves, by Letticia Van Meter

+105. Andrew Jackson Graves, b. 24 Oct. 1857, m. Martha Ann Frost, 2 March 1878, d. 1940.

+106. William Pierce Graves, b. 21 Aug. 1859, m. Eva A. Oviatt, d. 13 April 1935.

Children - Graves, by Elizabeth Wyckoff

+107. Mary E. Graves, b. 2 April 1862, m. Alexander Wyckoff.

108. William Graves, b. Feb. 1864, d. 1 April 1870.

+109. Sarah Lovina Graves, b. 31 Aug. 1865, m. William Henry Williams, 31 Dec. 1881, d. 12 July 1956.

110. Alfred Newton Graves, b. 6 Aug. 1867, d. 13 July 1870. Bur. at Penn Graveyard near Latham, Ohio, just off Route 124.

111. Alphon Augustus Graves, b. 3 Nov. 1869. Bur. at Penn Cem., west of Idaho, Ohio.

 

CHILDREN OF ZACHARIAH GRAVES (6) AND TABITHA ------

James Dugan Graves (34) was born about 1813 in Ohio, and died in Oct. 1882 in his 69th year. He married Eliza Jane Carvin, possibly called Jane, possibly on 31 Aug. 1837 in Williams Co., Ohio. She may have been born in 1822 in Ohio. The family apparently moved from Ohio to Indiana between 1842 and 1847, since their first three children were born in Ohio and the others in Allen Co., Ind.

The 1850 census for Springfield Twp., Allen Co., Ind., also listed Joshua M. Carvin, age 35, born in Ohio, blind, in their household. He may have been a brother of Eliza Jane. (R-2, R-200)

Children - Graves

112. Thomas A. Graves, b.c. 1839. Lived in Antwerp, Ohio.

+113. Christian R. Graves, b.c. 1841, m. ------ Ransom.

114. Matilda Graves, b.c. 1842.

115. Angeline Graves, b. 22 Sept. 1847.

+116. Caroline E. Graves, b. 22 Sept. 1847, m. Sandrus Adlo Ransom, 12 June 1869, d. 20 Sept. 1903.

+117. George W. Graves, b. July 1850, m. Eliza A. ------.

+118. Joseph Graves, b.c. 1851, m. Ida ------.

 

Zachariah Graves (36) was born about 1827 in Ohio. He probably married Adaline ------. She was born about 1829 in France. This family was shown in the 1850 census of Paulding Co., Ohio. Zachariah's father was living with them when the 1850 census was taken. Both their children were born in Ohio. (R-4)

Children - Graves

119. Harriet T. Graves, b.c. 1849.

120. William Graves, b. 1850.

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GRAVES (9) AND LYDIA DUGAN

Thomas Graves (40) was born 1 Dec. 1806 in Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio, and died 7 Aug. 1898. He married Mary A. Mixer, daughter of Ebenezer Mixer and Deborah Hubbard, on 27 Nov. 1834. She died 20 May 1884.

When Thomas Graves was 6 years old, his father died, and he was reared by an uncle, John Ewing, of Whitewater Twp., Hamilton Co., Ohio. He lived with him until his 22nd year. After leaving his uncle, he was first employed by the Kanawha Salt Co., which became bankrupt. Since he had invested his savings with the company, he was left without a cent. After several years of miscellaneous trading up and down the river, he bought a farm of 96 acres in Columbia Twp. on Feb. 18, 1840. His farm was situated on Indian Hill, on a direct trail between the two Miami rivers. Indian Hill received its name because of the killing of a white man by an Indian. The white man was watching for deer at a salt lick on what became the Graves farm. (R-3)

Children - Graves

121. William E. Graves

122. Ebenezer M. Graves, b.c. 1835, m. Helen Black, 20 July 1865, d. 19 April 1874 (at age 39). She was dau. of Dr. Jeffries Black.

123. John M. Graves, b.c. 1843, d. 4 April 1892 (at age 49).

124. Lydia Graves, d. 27 Feb. 1893.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF JESSE GRAVES (10) AND RUTH RATCLIFF

Alexander ("Alex") Graves (41) was born about 1831. He married Salina (or Salena) Van Gundy. She was born about 1836. They were listed in the 1850 and 1880 censuses for Eagle Twp., Vinton Co., Ohio. (R-6)

Children - Graves

+125. Robert Graves, b.c. 1856, m. Sarah E. ------.

+126. Ruth Graves, b.c. 1857, m. William Randall.

127. William Graves, b.c. 1859.

128. Simon Graves, b.c. 1865.

129. Frank Graves, b.c. 1869.

130. Mariah Graves, b.c. 1871.

131. Harley Graves, b.c. 1873.

132. Vinson Graves, b.c. 1875.

133. Eliza Graves, b.c. 1879, m. Elmer Parrett (?).

134. Isabelle ("Belle") Graves

 

Milton Graves (42) was born about 1835. He married Sarah A. White. She was born about 1840. They were listed in the 1860 and 1880 censuses for Eagle Twp., Vinton Co., Ohio. They only had one child. (R-6)

Children - Graves

135. Emza Graves, b. 1857, m. Shadrach Brown, d. 1936. He was born about 1858.

 

Thomas Graves (43) was born 27 July 1836 and died 16 Oct. 1906. He married Martha Wilkinson, daughter of John and Margaret Wilkinson, on 23 Oct. 1859. She was born 22 Sept. 1839 and died 19 March 1915. They were both buried in Union Cem. They were listed in the 1880 census for Eagle Twp., Vinton Co., Ohio. (R-6)

Children - Graves

136. Purley (or Pearly) Graves, b.c. 1860, m. Rachel Slagle, d. April 1915. 2 daughters.

+137. Jesse Moab Graves, b.c. 1870, m. Mabel Gates.

138. Cora Graves, b.c. 1871, m. George Husan. 2 children.

+139. Clarence Graves, b.c. 1874, m. Adda Margaret Ratcliff, 8 Nov. 1906.

 

Jeremiah ("Jerry") Graves (47) was born about 1847. He married Nancy Emrich on 26 Dec. 1868. She was born about 1844. They were listed in the 1880 census for Eagle Twp., Vinton Co., Ohio, with Jeremiah's widowed mother living with them. (R-6)

Children - Graves

140. Georgie Graves, b. 23 Dec. 1869 (based on age at death of 4 yrs., 11 mo., 25 days), d. 17 Nov. 1874 (of diphtheria). Buried in Union Cem.

141. Willie Graves, b. 26 July 1871 (based on age at death of 3 yrs., 3 mo., 15 days), d. 10 Nov. 1874 (of diphtheria). Buried in Union Cem.

142. Gene M. Graves, b.c. 1873.

143. Rosa Graves, b.c. 1876.

144. Ruth Graves, b.c. 1878.

145. Mary Graves, b.c. 1879.

 

CHILDREN OF NANCY GRAVES (11) AND MILES RATCLIFF

John A. Ratcliff (48) was born about 1830 in Eagle Twp., Hocking Co., Ohio. He married Sarah Ann Beck on 27 Oct. 1853 in McArthur, Ohio. She was born 27 Oct. 1835 and died 25 Dec. 1907. John was a Civil War veteran.

Children - Ratcliff

146. Miles Ratcliff, b.c. 1854, died in Veterans Hospital, Parkersburg, W.Va.

147. Mary M. Ratcliff, b.c. 1856.

148. Simon W. Ratcliff, b.c. 1858.

149. Emma (or Emza) Alice Ratcliff, b.c. 1860.

150. John A. Ratcliff, Jr., b.c. 1862.

+151. William S. Ratcliff, b.c. 1864, m. Anna Thornburg.

152. Eliner (or Elmer ?) Ratcliff, b.c. 1868.

153. Sarah E. Ratcliff, b.c. 1869.

154. Nancy Ratcliff, b. 4 March 1870.

155. George Ratcliff

156. Maud Ratcliff

 

CHILDREN OF SAMUEL GRAVES (14) AND PHOEBE VAN GUNDY

Laura Bell Graves (61) was born 22 June 1867 and died 23 Dec. 1952. She married George Cottrill on 24 March 1888. He was born 12 Aug. 1865 and died 19 Aug. 1958. (R-1)

Children - Cottrill

157. Charles S. Cottrill, b. 6 Oct. 1888, m. Mary Wagner, d. 8 May 1975. 3 children.

158. Rose Cottrill, b. 9 Sept. 1891, d. 14 Aug. 1893.

159. Rachel Cottrill, b. 21 Jan. 1894, never married.

+160. Rancy S. Cottrill, b. 31 Aug. 1896, m. Bernice Arledge, 23 Nov. 1929, d. 6 Dec. 1977.

161. Chancy Cottrill, b. 31 Aug. 1896, m. Gladys Ward, d. 2 March 1961. 3 children.

162. Bertha Cottrill, b. 27 Dec. 1905, never married, d. 28 April 1975.

163. Cecil Cottrill, b. 9 Aug. 1907, m(1) Mildred Wagner, m(2) Lucy Walter, d. 21 Nov. 1974. 3 children by first marriage.

 

CHILDREN OF WESLEY GRAVES (15) AND MARTHA McKINLEY

Henry Lewis Graves (67) was born about 1850, and died 1 April 1939 in Pickaway Co., Ohio. The name of his first wife is not known. She supposedly died in childbirth. He secondly married Lydia L. Gant. Her first husband froze to death feeding cattle. She had no children by her first marriage. Henry lived most of his life in Ross Co., Ohio. (R-7)

Children - Graves, by 1st wife

164. Floyd Graves

165. Samuel Graves

Children - Graves, by Lydia L. Gant

166. Thomas Graves, died in infancy.

+167. Alfred H. Graves, b. 16 Sept. 1880, m. Lucretia Sampson, d. 14 Sept. 1964.

168. Robert Scott Graves, b. 1882, d. May 1942.

169. Ethel Graves, b. 1892, m. D. A. Marshall, d. Oct. 1983.

 

CHILDREN OF NELSON GRAVES (16) AND MIRANDA PEECHER

Austin Graves (74) was born 9 Feb. 1855 in Ross Co., OH, and died 14 Feb. 1920. He married Adeline ("Addie") C. Gray on 28 Jan. 1882. She was born 26 March 1863 and died 6 May 1943. (R-1, R-8)

Children - Graves

170. Howard Graves, b. 9 Sept. 1882, m. Ada Remley, 19-3. 4 children.

+171. Carrie May Graves, b. 17 Oct. 1883, m. William Shannon Graves, 18 April 1903, d. 2 March 1921.

172. Clinton Graves, b. 23 Jan. 1886, m. Bessie E. Toler, 1911, d. 13 July 1971. 1 child.

173. Stella Graves, b. 21 May 1892, m. Ophir O. Campbell, d. 15 June 1971. 2 children.

+174. Marie Marina Graves, b. 3 Sept. 1895, m. Ernest Gates, 12 Jan. 1914.

+175. Beatrice Graves, b. 18 April 1898, m. Earl Kelley, 10 June 1916, d. 18 Jan. 1978.

 

Mary Ann ("Mellie") Graves (75) was born 23 April 1857, died 21 May 1951, and was buried at Londonderry, Ohio. She married William Ratcliff, son of Jeremiah Ratcliff and Ruth Brown, on 7 Oct. 1878 in McArthur, Ohio. He was born 16 Feb. 1857 in Eagle Twp., Ross Co., Ohio, and died 13 Nov. 1917 in Londonderry, Ohio. (R-202, p. 14)

Children - Ratcliff

176. Clifford Jerry Ratcliff, b. 19 Feb. 1880 (Eagle Twp., Ross Co., Ohio), m. Ica Lacey. No children. Lived in Londonderry, Ohio in 1963.

+177. Louise Ratcliff, b. 22 Sept. 1883, m. Robert Owen Cochonour, d. 1962.

 

William M. Graves (79) was born 6 Dec. 1866 in Ross Co., OH, died 8 Aug. 1924 in Chillicothe, Ross Co., OH, of prostate cancer after a 4-year illness, and was buried in Grandview Cem., Chillicothe. His funeral was 10 Aug. 1924. He was a farmer. He moved from Frankfort, OH to Chillicothe. He married Flora E. Vail (or Veail), daughter of James Vail and Sidney Snyder, on 15 May 1889. She was born 20 Aug. 1869 and died 11 June 1954. (R-8)

Children - Graves

178. Carlton Harris Graves, b. 15 May 1889 (East Springfield Twp., Ross Co., OH), m. Kathleen Price.

179. Ernest William Graves, b. 30 June 1890 (Springfield Twp., Ross Co., OH), m. Mary ------, d. 24 Dec. 1925 (Tulsa, OK).

+180. Hazel Beatrice Graves, b. 13 Sept. 1893, m. James Harry Birnie, d. 14 April 1984.

 

CHILDREN OF AREY GRAVES (22) AND ARCHIBALD LAWRENCE

Vinton R. Lawrence (93) was born about 1838 in Ohio, and died 1880-1890. He married Helen Gano on 6 Nov. 1867. She was born in 1847 in Indiana, and died 2 Nov. 1911 in Louisville, Ky. Her parents were William Gano, born 1813, Va., died 1892, Madison, Jefferson Co., Ind., and Emily Bennett, born 1817, Md. At least the first three children listed below were born in Ind. (R-5)

Children - Lawrence

+181. Charles F. Lawrence, b. June 1870, m. Nancy Jane Bryson, 25 Jan. 1892.

182. Richard Lawrence, b. 1872.

183. Edmond (or Edward) Lawrence, b. 1877.

184. William Lawrence, b. 1879.

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM A. GRAVES (29)

George W. Graves (98) was born 6 Dec. 1840. He married Nancy Beard on 15 May 1867 in Adams Co., Ohio. He was in the Civil War. He entered the service on 3 Dec. 1861, and was discharged 4 Feb. 1863 at Cincinnati, Ohio on Surgeons Certificate of Disability. He moved west after his marriage and nothing further is known of him or his family. (R-3)

 

Jacob Newton Graves (99) was born 23 Nov. 1842 and died 5 March 1933. He married Frances Alvert Powell, daughter of Mahala and Andrew Jackson Powell, on 4 July 1871. She was born 25 Sept. 1852 in Scioto Co., Ohio, and died 1 May 1953 at age 100. They were buried next to each other at South Salem, Ross Co., Ohio. (R-3)

Children - Graves

185. Nora Ellen Graves, b. 28 Feb. 1872, m. Samuel Humphreys.

186. Cynthia Alice Graves, b. 12 Oct. 1873, m. David T. Inlow, 24 Dec. 1896, d. 9 July 1939.

187. William Edgar Graves, b. 24 Oct. 1875.

188. Flora Belle Graves, b. 2 July 1878, m. James Humphreys, 18 Oct. 1899.

189. Kenard Milton Graves, b. 23 Oct. 1880, d. 1888.

+190. Sumner Rosto Graves, b. 1 Feb. 1884, m. Mary Katherine Humphrey, 26 Oct. 1904.

191. Leo Carl Graves, b. 17 Oct. 1889, m. Ocie Cooper.

192. Walter Guy Graves, b. 21 Aug. 1896, m. Garnet Cummings.

 

Abbott Godfrey Graves (102) was born 5 Sept. 1849 and died 12 July 1926. He married Ursula Shoemaker, daughter of Samuel Shoemaker and Nancy Pemberton, on 24 March 1878. She was born 9 July 1854 in Mo., and died 25 Feb. 1931 near Locust Grove, Ohio. (R-3)

Children - Graves

+193. Chassie Blanche Graves, b. 9 June 1880, m. Lee Davis Wickerham, 4 April 1900, d. 21 June 1957.

+194. Chelsie Dell Graves, b. 6 Nov. 1882, m. John Ballard Cline, 27 Oct. 1903, d. 13 Feb. 1964.

195. Raymond Ashley Graves, b. 19 June 1889. He was a farmer. The family reunions were held at his farm near Peebles, Ohio, within a few miles of where his grandparents William A. and Scinthian (Newland) Graves lived and were buried.

 

Andrew Jackson Graves (105) was born 24 Oct. 1857, died in 1940, and was buried at Quincey, near Sidney, Shelby Co., Ohio. He married Martha Ann Frost of Peebles, Ohio, on 2 March 1878 in VA.

They moved to Reesville, Clinton Co., Ohio in a big farm wagon pulled by draft horses, with their furniture and two hogs. The area was forest at that time. They cut trees to build a log cabin, and built a fence around the yard to keep the hogs in. The hogs kept the snakes out of the cabin. They farmed and cut logs to haul to Cincinnati, Ohio. All their children were born in Reesville.

Robbers killed Andrew, took his money, and put his body in the wagon. The horses pulled it home, and the family found him dead in the wagon. (R-3, R-10)

 

Children - Graves

+196. Lovina Oshia Graves, b. 4 July 1879, m. John Fugate, 31 Dec. 1895, d. 23 Feb. 1967.

197. John Otto ("Ott") Graves, b. 30 Aug. 1881, m. Ruth Fitzpatrick, d.c. 1938. Bur. at Greenfield, OH. Lived close to Sidney, OH on a farm. 4 children.

198. Rodney Raymond ("Rod") Graves, b. 17 Nov. 1883, never married, d. 17 Jan. 1952. Lived and died in Sidney, OH.

+199. Everett Emerson Graves, b. 19 Sept. 1885, m(1) Ethel Whittington, 1912, m(2) Dorothy May Morgan, 8 Nov. 1941, d. 11 Aug. 1953.

200. twin son, b. 19 Sept. 1885, died at birth or in infancy.

+201. Fred Ulisses Arthur Graves, b. 21 Dec. 1889, m. Bell Kress, d. 1943.

202. child, died in infancy.

203. Chester Orr Graves, b. 23 Jan. 1898, m(1) Beatrice Grandstaff, m(2) Alta Anderson. Lived in Sidney, OH. He was a truck driver and hauled for people. He was crippled all his life. He was buried in Sidney, OH. Her 1990 address: 993 North Wagner St., Sidney, OH 45365.

+204. Carrie Elva Graves, b. 23 Nov. 1901, m. Asa D. Fitzpatrick, 14 March 1920.

 

William Pierce Graves (106) was born 21 Aug. 1859 and died 13 April 1935. He married Eva A. Oviatt. She died of a stroke 27 Dec. 1941. Both of them were buried in Boone Co., near Woodward, Iowa. (R-3)

Children - Graves

205. Donald Graves, died in infancy.

+206. Paul Graves, b. 29 July 1884, m(1) Maude Rosecrans, m(2) Ione Willetts, m(3) ------, d. 31 Dec. 1960.

+207. Mary Graves, b. 27 July 1886, m. James Orva Rosecrans, 18 Feb. 1915.

+208. Ward Graves, b. 8 Sept. 1888, m. Mary Mougin, d. 25 June 1956.

+209. William Austin Graves, b. 18 July 1906, m. Marcella Biggs, d. 14 April 1927.

 

Mary E. Graves (107) was born 2 April 1862. She married Alexander Wyckoff, her cousin. (R-3)

Children - Wyckoff

210. Clara Wyckoff, m. Wesley Mustard, d. Feb. 1968.

211. Alma Wyckoff

+212. Edna Wyckoff, m. David Ambrose Finley.

213. Bessie Wyckoff, m. ------ Mustard.

214. Jesse Wyckoff

 

Sarah Lovina Graves (109) was born 31 Aug. 1865 and died 12 July 1956. She married William Henry Williams on 31 Dec. 1881. They were both buried at Mt. Latham Cem., Pike Co., Ohio. (R-3)

Children - Williams

215. Martha Ellen Williams, b. 13 April 1883, d. 15 June 1898.

+216. Elmer E. Williams, b. 24 Oct. 1885, m. Stella Blackburn, 12 Sept. 1906, d. 21 Oct. 1960.

+217. Charles Edward Williams, b. 21 May 1888, m. Mary Jane Burke, d. 28 Dec. 1966.

+218. Elizabeth Williams, b. 8 Dec. 1890, m(1) Charles Shanks, 26 Feb. 1911, m(2) John Crites, 14 July 1944.

+219. Myrtle Ethel Williams, b. 28 Nov. 1892, m. Frank Mossbarger, 14 Aug. 1913, d. 21 Nov. 1960.

+220. Harley Elbert Williams, b. 5 July 1895, m. Marie Legg, March 1925.

+221. Flossie Gertrude Williams, b. 14 Jan. 1898, m. Ernest W. Cooper, 15 Dec. 1917.

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES D. GRAVES (34) AND ELIZA JANE CARVIN

Christian R. Graves (113) married ------ Ransom. They lived in Ligonier, Ind. (R-200)

Children - Graves

222. Arthur J. Graves

223. Iona Graves

 

Caroline E. Graves (116) was born 22 Sept. 1847 (or 1848) in Allen Co., Ind., and died 20 Sept. 1903 in Milan Twp., Allen Co. She married Sandrus Adlo Ransom, son of Abigail Jump, on 12 June 1869 in Allen Co., Ind. He may have also gone by the name Lowell. He was born 3 April 1849 in Erie Co., Ohio, died 12 Jan. 1924 in New Haven, Adams Twp., Allen Co., Ind., and was buried in Catholic Cem., Adams Twp., Allen Co. He was a farmer and worked in or ran a store. He secondly married Julia Langley. (R-2)

Children - Ransom

224. Ardora Edson Ransom, b. 7 (or 8) Aug. 1870 (Ohio), m. Blanche A. Kirk, 11 Sept. 1894 (or 1895), d. 2 Sept. 1937 (Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN, of appendicitis). Bur. 5 Sept. 1937 at lot 119, sp. 1, Congregational Church, Ivanhoe, IL.

225. Clarence A. Ransom, b. 29 Jan. 1873 (IN), m. Carrie B. Miller, 12 April 1893, d. 14 Aug. 1955.

226. Andrew A. Ransom, b. 29 Nov. 1875 (IN), m(1) Inez Jump, 23 Oct. 1896, m(2) Elinor Summers, m(3) Inez Jump, 12 Oct. 1907, d. 14 Oct. 1942. There was 1 dau. by marriage to Inez and 4 children by marriage to Elinor. Elinor was b. 1897 (not likely if 3rd marriage was in 1907), d. 6 Sept. 1949.

227. Ara Myrtle Ransom, b. 19 Dec. 1877 (IN), m. John Delbert Keyes, 15 Jan. 1896, d. Aug. 1940. 6 children.

228. Mary E. Ransom, b. 16 May 1879, d. 18 May 1879.

229. Charles Halstead Ransom, b. 20 Oct. 1882 (IN), m. Julia Guiff, 7 March 1903, d. 23 Dec. 1930. 3 children.

230. William S. Ransom, b. 3 June 1886, d. 29 Oct. 1912 (of scarlet fever).

 

George Washington Graves (117) was born July 1850 (or possibly 1849) in Indiana. According to the 1900 census for Napoleon, Harrison Twp., Henry Co., OH, he was 49 when the census was taken, his father was born in VA, possibly that part that is now WV. He married Eliza A. ------. She was born Sept. 1854, she was 45 when the 1900 census was taken, they had been married for 26 years, and her father was born in PA. According to one source (R-200), they lived in Halls Corners, Allen Co., IN at some point. Both children of George and Eliza were born in Indiana. (R-9)

Children - Graves

+231. Dallas Franklin Graves, b. 27 Aug. 1878, m(1) Etta F. Lindley, 30 Sept. 1900, m(2) Idella Eleanor Sasser, c. 1912, d. 1968-70.

232. Laura Graves, b. Aug. 1876.

 

Joseph ("Joe") Graves (118) was born about 1851. He lived in Muskegon, Ill. (according to John Card Graves) or Waukegan, Ill. (according to Michael Ransom). He married Ida ------. "When Ardora Ransom was old enough to want to see the world, he left to see the country and went to see Uncle Joe and Aunt Ida in Waukegan, and stayed there for good." Their children were born about 1870-90. (R-2)

Children - Graves

233. Guy Graves

234. Glen Graves

+235. Maude Graves, m. ------ Kolbe.

236. Flossie Graves, never married.

 

 

GENERATION 5

 

CHILDREN OF ALEXANDER GRAVES (41) AND SALINA VAN GUNDY

Robert Graves (125) was born about 1856. He married Sarah E. ------. She was born about 1856. Robert was listed in the 1860 census for Eagle Twp., Vinton Co., Ohio with his parents, and he and his family were living with his parents in 1880, according to the census. (R-6)

Children - Graves

237. Henry Graves, b.c. 1877.

238. Jeremiah Graves, b.c. 1879.

 

Ruth Graves (126) was born about 1857. She married William Randall. He was born about 1857. They were listed in the 1880 census for Eagle Twp., Vinton Co., Ohio. (R-6)

Children - Randall

239. Odessa Randall, b.c. Oct. 1879.

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS GRAVES (43) AND MARTHA WILKINSON

Jesse Moab Graves (137) was born about 1870. He married Mabel Gates. They lived in Buhl, Idaho and later in California.

Children - Graves

240. Doris Graves, m. ------ Smith, d. 1962.

 

Clarence Graves (139) was born about 1874. He married Adda Margaret Ratcliff, son of Sylvanus Ratcliff and Olivia Ruth Boblett, on 8 Nov. 1906. She was born 14 June 1881. (R-6, R-202, p.33)

Children - Graves

241. Mabel Graves, never married.

242. Martha Graves

243. Luella Graves

244. Leona Graves, m. ------ Valentine.

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN A. RATCLIFF (48) AND SARAH ANN BECK

William S. Ratcliff (151) was born about 1864 and was buried in Bethel Cem. He married Anna Thornburg. (R-1)

Children - Ratcliff

+245. Howard Lee Ratcliff, b. 8 Feb. 1891, m. Maybelle Spindler, 10 Aug. 1910, d. 29 Jan. 1947.

 

CHILDREN OF LAURA BELL GRAVES (61) AND GEORGE COTTRILL

Rancy S. Cottrill (160) was born 31 Aug. 1896 and died 6 Dec. 1977. He married Bernice Arledge on 23 Nov. 1929. She was born 18 April 1906. (R-1)

Children - Cottrill

246. Marguerite Helen Cottrill

247. George William Cottrill

248. Harold Richard Cottrill, b. 25 Jan. 1923, d. 22 Nov. 1944 (at sea).

249. Patricia Lou Cottrill

250. Betty Ann Cottrill

251. Charles Luther Cottrill

+252. Clarence Dorsey Cottrill

 

CHILDREN OF HENRY LEWIS GRAVES (67)

Alfred H. Graves (167) was born 16 Sept. 1880 and died 14 Sept. 1964. He married Lucretia Sampson. She died 7 Nov. 1947. (R-7)

Children - Graves

253. Issiac (or Isaac?) Graves, d. at age 6 mos. to 2 yrs.

254. Alice Graves, d. at age 6 mos. to 2 yrs.

255. Harold Graves, twin of Howard, d. at age 6 mos. to 2 yrs.

256. Howard Graves, twin of Harold, d. at age 6 mos. to 2 yrs.

+257. Olen A. Graves, b. 31 July 1901, m. Helen Yerian, d. July 1975.

+258. Hoyt Lewis Graves, b. 28 July 1907, m. Thelma Blaine, d. 15 Aug. 1968.

259. Marjorie Juanita Graves

+260. Robert Henry Graves

+261. Kenneth D. Graves

+262. Mary Jean Graves

 

CHILDREN OF AUSTIN GRAVES (74) AND ADELINE GRAY

Carrie May Graves (171) was born 17 Oct. 1883 and died 2 March 1921. She married William Shannon Graves, probably called Shannon, on 18 April 1903. They supposedly had two children, but the name of only one is known. (R-1, R-8)

Children - Graves

+263. Arthur Forrest Graves, b. 29 Aug. 1904, m. Pauline Catherine Like, 18 Feb. 1926, d. 16 March 1962.

264. child

 

Marie Marina Graves (174) was born 3 Sept. 1895. She married Ernest Gates on 12 Jan. 1914. He was born 28 June 1893 and died 28 April 1974. (R-1)

Children - Gates

+265. Helen Marie Gates

+266. Warren Nelson Gates

+267. Dorothy Gates

268. Marjorie Louise Gates, b. 22 Sept. 1922, d. 8 May 1924.

+269. Thelma Jean Gates

+270. Constance Mae Gates

+271. Larry Allen Gates

 

Beatrice Graves (175) was born 18 April 1898 and died 18 Jan. 1978. She married Earl Kelley on 10 June 1916. He was born 17 July 1889 and died 8 Dec. 1972. (R-1)

Children - Kelley

+272. Robert E. Kelley

 

CHILDREN OF MARY ANN GRAVES (75) AND WILLIAM RATCLIFF

Louise Ratcliff (177) was born 22 Sept. 1883 in Eagle Twp., Ross Co., Ohio, and died in 1962 in Casey, Ill. She married Robert Owen Cochonour. He died on 5 Sept. 1949 in Casey, Ill. (R-202)

Children - Cochonour

+273. Clark Ratcliff Cochonour

+274. Mary Cochonour

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM M. GRAVES (79) AND FLORA E. VAIL

Hazel Beatrice Graves (180) was born 13 Sept. 1893 in Frankfort, Concord Twp., Ross Co., OH, and died 14 April 1984 at Oakmont Presbyterian Home, Oakmont, PA. Her funeral was 17 April 1984. She married James Harry Birnie, son of Robert Birnie and Eleanor Hadley. He was born about 1881, died in suburban General Hospital, and his funeral was 20 June 1956 at McDonald Funeral Home, Avalon, PA. They were both buried at Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park, PA, sect. 2D, lot 9346. (R-8)

Children - Birnie

+275. Robert William Birnie, b. 1 Nov. 1918, m. Nancy Ann Sargent, 12 Sept. 1941, d. 10 Sept. 1997.

+276. Graves Birnie, b. 4 March 1920, m. Dorothy May Poskin, d. 8 Sept. 1990.

+277. James Harry Birnie, Jr., b. 13 Oct. 1921, m. Audrey Essex, d. 16 March 1997.

+278. Beatrice Belle Birnie

 

CHILDREN OF VINTON R. LAWRENCE (93) AND HELEN GANO

Charles F. Lawrence (181) was born in June 1870 in Madison, Jefferson Co., Ind., and died at Richard Landing, Tipton Co., Tenn., possibly in 1911. He married Nancy Jane Bryson on 25 Jan. 1892 in Louisville, Ky. She was born in Jan. 1862 in Humphreys Co., Tenn., and died 28 Feb. 1941 in Memphis, Tenn. She was a daughter of Jackson Bryson, born 1827 in Ky., died 1860, and Mary (------) Bryson Pailleron, born 1831 in Tenn., died 31 March 1913 in Louisville, Ky. (R-5)

Children - Lawrence

279. Charles R. Lawrence, b. June 1893, d. 17 Nov. 1911 (Louisville, KY).

280. Iva Lee Lawrence, b. April 1896, m. ------ Roberts, d. 8 Jan. 1939 (Memphis, TN).

281. Elise Lawrence, b. Dec. 1897, m. Vernon Perry, d. 13 July 1979 (Memphis, TN).

+282. Thelma Lawrence, b. 19 Nov. 1899, m. Orrin William Snyder, Jr., 5 Aug. 1924, d. 10 March 1940.

283. Anona Lawrence, b. 1904, m. Joseph John Bledsoe, d. 25 May 1971.

 

CHILDREN OF JACOB N. GRAVES (99) AND FRANCES A. POWELL

Sumner Rosto ("Ross") Graves (190) was born 1 Feb. 1884 at Locust Grove, Adams Co., Ohio. He married Mary Katherine Humphrey, daughter of William Howe Humphrey and Sarah Tolle, on 26 Oct. 1904. She was born 23 Nov. 1888 at Latham, Ohio, died 30 April 1945 at Greenfield, Ohio, and was buried at South Salem, Ross Co., Ohio. Ross Graves was a cabinet maker, and most of the fine furniture in his home were examples of his excellent craftsmanship. (R-3)

Children - Graves

284. Cleo Frances Graves

285. Rosa Mae Graves (twin)

286. Susie Fae Graves (twin), b. 7 March 1907, d. 10 March 1907.

+287. William Paul Graves

 

CHILDREN OF ABBOTT G. GRAVES (102) AND URSULA SHOEMAKER

Chassie Blanche Graves (193) was born 9 June 1880 and died 21 June 1957. She married Lee Davis Wickerham on 4 April 1900. He was born 8 May 1872 and died 10 Sept. 1947. (R-3)

Children - Wickerham

+288. Gladys Irene Wickerham, b. 21 May 1901, m. John Wilson McClure, 19 March 1926, d. 27 Oct. 1979.

+289. Mary Dell Wickerham, b. 6 March 1904, m. Herman Ryan, 29 April 1922, d. 5 Nov. 1929.

 

Chelsie Dell Graves (194) was born 6 Nov. 1882 in Adams Co., Ohio, and died 13 Feb. 1964 in Columbus, Ohio. She married John Ballard Cline, son of Alfred Cline and Louisa Ballard, on 27 Oct. 1903. He was born 22 Jan. 1880 and died 8 Sept. 1943. They were both buried at Locust Grove, Ohio. (R-3)

Children - Cline

+290. Mabelle Cline

291. twin, b. and d. 18 Sept. 1912.

292. twin, b. and d. 18 Sept. 1912.

+293. Russell Eugene Cline

+294. Beryl Cline, b. 9 (or 19) May 1917, m. Mary Filena Johnson, 12 Aug. 1936, d. 25 June 1954.

+295. Constance Cline

 

CHILDREN OF ANDREW J. GRAVES (105) AND MARTHA A. FROST

Lovina Oshia Graves (196), called Oshia, was born 4 July 1879 and died 23 Feb. 1967. She married John Fugate on 31 Dec. 1895. They lived and died in Sidney, OH. (R-3, R-10)

Children - Fugate

296. Jesse Fugate, died early in life, crippled.

297. Mary Fugate, m. Wilbur Billings.

298. Howard Fugate, died early in life, crippled.

299. Cleo Fugate

 

Everet Emerson Graves (199) was born 19 Sept. 1885 in Reesville, Clinton Co., Ohio, and later lived in Sidney, Shelby Co., Ohio, where he died 11 Aug. 1953 of cancer. He first married Ethel Whittington in 1912. After she died from cancer, he married Dorothy May Morgan (or Ditman?) of Troy, OH on 8 Nov. 1941. She was born 7 July 1912 in Troy, Ohio. Her 1990 address: P.O. Box 374, Sidney, OH 45365. (R-3, R-10)

Children - Graves, by Ethel Whittington

+300. Zella Graves

+301. Wilbur Ottis Graves, b. 1914, m. Nioma Graham, d. 14 Dec. 1989.

302. daughter, died at age 6 months.

303. son, b. 1918 (born dead).

Children - Graves, by Dorothy M. Morgan

+304. Jene Edward Graves

 

Fred Ulisses Arthur Graves (201) was born 21 Dec. 1889, died in 1943, and was buried in Quincey Cem., about 10 miles from Sidney, Ohio. He lived in Bellefontaine, Logan Co., Ohio, and died there. He married Bell Kress. She died 4 Jan. 1969. (R-3, R-10)

Children - Graves

305. Fred Graves, Jr.

306. Clarice Graves

307. Charlene Graves

 

Carrie Elva Graves (204) was born 23 Nov. 1901. She married Asa D. Fitzpatrick on 14 March 1920. (R-3)

Children - Fitzpatrick

308. Royal A. Fitzpatrick

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM P. GRAVES (106) AND EVA A. OVIATT

Paul Graves (206) was born 29 July 1884 near Woodward, Iowa, died 31 Dec. 1960, and was buried at Pensacola, Florida. He first married Maude Rosecrans. He secondly married Ione Willetts. His third wife was from Pensacola, Fla., but her name is not known. Paul was an engineer on the railroad. (R-3)

Children - Graves, by Maude Rosecrans

309. daughter (adopted)

Children - Graves, by Ione Willetts

310. Evelyn Graves, m. ------ Chandler.

 

Mary Graves (207) was born 27 July 1886. She married James Orva Rosecrans on 18 Feb. 1915. He died 18 Oct. 1959. (R-3)

Children - Rosecrans

+311. Mary Rosecrans

312. Dale Rosecrans, b. 7 April 1919, d. 9 March 1952.

313. William Raymond Rosecrans

 

Ward Graves (208) was born 8 Sept. 1888 and died 25 June 1956. He married Mary Mougin. (R-3)

Children - Graves

+314. Richard A. Graves, b. 1 Aug. 1910, m(1) ------, m(2) Grace E. Moore, 20 June 1951, d. 14 May 1968.

 

William Austin Graves (209) was born 18 July 1906. He married Marcella Biggs. They moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where he was killed in an automobile accident on 14 April 1927. (R-3)

Children - Graves

315. Wilbur Graves

 

CHILDREN OF MARY E. GRAVES (107) AND ALEXANDER WYCKOFF

Edna Wyckoff (212) married David Ambrose Finley. He died 7 Nov. 1949. (R-3)

Children - Finley

316. Leonard Finley

 

CHILDREN OF SARAH L. GRAVES (109) AND WILLIAM H. WILLIAMS

Elmer E. Williams (216) was born 24 Oct. 1885 and died 21 Oct. 1960. He married Stella Blackburn on 12 Sept. 1906. She was born 26 Sept. 1885. (R-3)

Children - Williams

+317. Beatrice Williams

+318. Zelma Williams

+319. Charles V. Williams

320. Alice Eleanor Williams

+321. William Henry Williams

322. Elmer Glendale Williams, b. 6 Nov. 1920, d. 8 July 1944 (WW II in France).

+323. Joseph Miles Williams.

+324. George L. Williams

 

Charles Edward Williams (217) was born 21 May 1888 and died 28 Dec. 1966. He married Mary Jane Burke. (R-3)

Children - Williams

325. Gwendell Williams

326. Charles G. Williams

327. Neil Williams

328. Robert Williams (twin)

329. Richard Williams (twin)

 

Elizabeth Williams (218) was born 8 Dec. 1890. She first married Charles Shanks on 26 Feb. 1911. She secondly married John Crites on 14 July 1944. (R-3)

Children - Shanks

330. Juanita Shanks, m. ------ Johnson.

331. Lewis Shanks

332. Robert Shanks

333. Harold Shanks

334. Dorothy Shanks, m. ------ Cunningham.

 

Myrtle Ethel Williams (219) was born 28 Nov. 1892 and died 21 Nov. 1960. She married Frank Mossbarger on 14 Aug. 1913. (R-3)

Children - Mossbarger

+335. Mable Gladys Mossbarger

+336. Harley Elmer Mossbarger

+337. Vivian Clare Mossbarger, b. 14 Nov. 1920, m. Paul Holton, 1939, d. 12 Jan. 1940.

338. Vernal Mae Mossbarger

 

Harley Elbert Williams (220) was born 5 July 1895. He married Marie Legg in March 1925. (R-3)

Children - Williams

339. Fred K. Williams

340. Roma Williams

341. Ruth Ann Williams

342. William Williams

343. Edna Mae Williams

 

Flossie Gertrude Williams (221) was born 14 Jan. 1898. She married Ernest W. Cooper on 15 Dec. 1917. (R-3)

Children - Cooper

344. Harry L. Cooper, b. 20 Feb. 1920, d. 20 Oct. 1934.

+345. Hazel Geneva Cooper

+346. Harold Burl Cooper

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE W. GRAVES (117) AND ELIZA A. ------

Dallas Franklin Graves (231) was born 27 Aug. 1878 in Indiana, and died between 1968-1970 in Ohio or Michigan. He first married Etta F. Lindley on 30 Sept. 1900 in Napoleon, Henry Co., OH. She was born 27 March 1878, died 1 Aug. 1910, and was buried in Glenwood Cem., Napoleon, OH. They had no known children. He married second Idella (or Adella) Eleanor Sasser 1911-1913. She was born 29 Sept. 18--, and died in 1928 in Ann Arbor, MI. They moved around some in OH and MI. (R-9)

Children - Graves, by Idella E. Sasser

347. Gertrude Graves

348. Myrtle Graves

+349. Mabel Leota Graves, b. 24 July 1918, m. Dewey Burdette Hoy, 16 Feb. 1936, d. 24 Feb. 1965.

+350. Dorothy Graves

351. Glendola Graves

 

CHILDREN OF JOSEPH GRAVES (118) AND IDA ------

Maude Graves (235) married Dr. Kolbe, a dentist. (R-2)

Children - Kolbe

352. Harold Kolbe

353. Raymond Kolbe

354. another son

 

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