Rev. 21 Nov. 2005, Gen. 178

 

DESCENDANTS OF LEMUEL GRAVES AND REBECCA DEAN

OF NC & AL

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Lemuel (or Lemual) Graves (1) was born about 1827 in Randolph Co., NC, and died about 1865 in Union Grove, Marshall Co., AL.  He married Rebecca Dean on 12 Jan. 1851 in Jackson Co., AL in a ceremony performed by William Mason, J.P., as recorded in Jackson Co. Marriages, p. 13.  She was born about 1828 in NC, and died 26 Jan. 1917 in Union Grove, Marshall Co., AL.  They were buried in Sweet Home Cem., Union Grove, Marshall Co., AL.  The family was from Randolph Co., NC.  They moved to AL from NC before 1850, since in that year Lemuel was listed as a laborer, age 33, in the household of John B. Graves (family 533, Jackson Co., AL).  In that same 1850 census, family 532 was headed by Sarah Deane, age 54, with daughter Rebecca, age 23, and other children Thomas, Martha and Nancy.  Lemuel Graves and Rebecca were in the 1860 census for Marshall Co., AL; in the 1870 census for Marshall Co., AL, Rebecca headed the family and sons Robert B., John H., Thomas O., and Lenard [sic] lived with her.  In 1880, Rebecca and son Leonard, 14, lived in Marshall Co., AL.  In 1900, she lived with son Thomas and his family in Oleander, Marshall Co., AL.  She stated that three of her eight children were living.  In 1910, she lived with son John in Oleander, AL; at that time she stated that two of her eight children were living.  R‑4 believes Leonard Sr. of Randolph Co., NC, listed in the 1830 and 1840 census, as being the probable father of Lemuel Graves.

The 1850 Marshall Co., AL census listed James Graves and Eliza Jane Walker (gen. 98) and their children.  The 1860 census for Marshall Co. listed Eliza Jane without James Graves (who had died), and Lemuel Graves and family.  It is believed there could be a connection between these two families, although James could not have been the father of Lemuel, since James and Eliza did not marry until 1833.

It is likely that John B. Graves (born about 1824 in NC, mentioned above, gen. 292) was a brother of Lemuel Graves.  They were in the census together and both married Dean daughters.  It is also likely that another brother was Leonard Graves (in the 1880 Marshall Co., AL census), born about 1832, married Elizabeth (b.c. 1840), who had children Sarah (b.c. 1857), Hardis (b.c. 1863), and John (b.c. 1867).  They may have been descended from John Graves and Margery Harvey (gen. 77) through their son Leonard Graves.

Graves heads of household in the 1840 AL census were Elijah and William in Jackson Co., John C., Jesse, James Jr., James Sr., F., Thomas, William, Alex, Latham, and Doctor in Blount Co., and James in Marshall Co.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑3, R‑4)

Children - Graves

+2.  Robert Benjamin Graves, b. May 1851, m. Sarah Brown, 31 Dec. 1873, d. May 1928.

  3.  William F. Graves (twin), b. Aug. 1854.  There is a William F. Graves listed in the 1880 census for Marshall Co., AL living with the Leonard Graves’ family, although he is recorded as Leonard’s son.

+4.  John Henry Graves (twin), b. Aug. 1854, m(1) Fannie Brooks, m(2) Mary Ann Turner, 29 May 1881, d. 4 July 1918.

+5.  Thomas Osborn Graves, b. Nov. 1856, m. Lucinda Williams, 11 March 1880, d. bet. 1904-1910.

  6.  Jordan L. Graves, b. 1859.  Only recorded on the 1860 census.

  7.  Leonard Graves, b. 1865.  He was listed with his mother Rebecca in the 1880 census in the household of Robert B. Graves.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF LEMUEL GRAVES (1) AND REBECCA DEAN

Robert Benjamin Graves (2) was born in May 1851 in AL, according to the 1900 census, died in May 1928 in Cullman Co., AL, and was buried in City Cem., Cullman, AL.  He married Sarah Brown, daughter of James B. Brown, on 31 Dec. 1873.  She was born in Sept. 1850 in AL.  This family was listed on the 1880 census in Marshall Co., AL and the 1900 and 1910 censuses in Cullman Co., AL; their children were born in AL.  In 1900 and 1910, Sarah stated that seven of her eight children were living.  In 1900, Sarah’s widowed father, age 90, born PA, lived with them.  (R‑2, R-3)

Children - Graves

  8.  Emily Graves, b.c. 1875.

+9.  James L. Graves, b. 10 March 1878, m. Myrtle M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 16 Oct. 1953.

  10.  Laura A. Graves, b. Nov. 1882.

  11.  Tommie J. Graves [daughter], b. Jan. 1884.

  12.  Mollie F. Graves, b. Sept. 1887.

  13.  John R. P. Graves, b. 30 July 1892, m. Louise ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. May 1971.  She was b. 18 Oct. 1897, d. 17 March 1978.  Both bur. Cullman City Cem.

  14.  Leula O. Graves, b. June 1897.

 

John Henry Graves (4) was born in Aug. 1854 in AL, and died 4 July 1918 in Union Grove, Marshall Co., AL.  He first married Fannie Brooks.  She was born about 1856, died in 1881, and was buried in MS.  Her father was John Brooks, born 1805, died 15 June 1863, and her mother was Margaret ("Peggy") (Wilson) Barnard, born 15 Jan. 1815, died 19 Feb. 1884, both buried in Oleander.

He married second Mary Ann Turner on 29 May 1881 in Marshall Co., AL.  She was born 16 July 1853, and died 18 Jan. 1935 in Union Grove, Marshall Co., AL.  Her father was Andrew Jackson Turner, born 1827 in TN, died 1 Aug. 1887, and her mother was Elizabeth Waters, born 1830 in GA, both buried in Sweet Home Cem., Union Grove, AL.  This family was recorded on the 1900 and 1910 censuses in Marshall Co., AL.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑5)

Children - Graves, by Fannie Brooks

+15.  Modella Graves, b. 18 Dec. 1876, m. Daniel Webster Burgess, 6 March 1898, d. 8 Nov. 1953.

+16.  Mollie Ada Graves, b. 19 Sept. 1879, m. Dallas H. Bunch, 16 Oct. 1898, d. 31 Oct. 1918.

Children - Graves, by Mary A. Turner

+17.  Willie Ann (or Mae) Graves, b. 13 April 1882, m. Marcus Buddy Hill, 8 Dec. 1904, d. 5 Feb. 1951.

+18.  Emmett McCoy Graves, b. 15 Feb. 1885, m. Georgie Bell Martin, 3 Sept. 1905, d. 23 Sept. 1968.

+19.  General Jackson Graves, b. 9 Jan. 1887, m. Pocahontas King, 6 Dec. 1917, d. 16 Dec. 1965.

+20.  Thomas Walter Graves, b. 2 Oct. 1888, m. Jessie Williams Short, 21 Oct. 1923, d. 14 June 1953.

+21.  Millie Lou Graves, b. 4 Aug. 1892, m. Wiley Harrison Cantrell, 29 Oct. 1916, d. 26 Oct. 1974.

 

Thomas Osborn Graves (5) was born in Nov 1856 in AL, died between 1904 and 1910, and was buried in Union Grove Cem., Marshall Co., AL  He is listed on the 1880 and 1900 censuses for Marshall Co., AL.  He married Lucinda (“Lucy”) Williams, daughter of Oran D. Williams and Melinda Burnett, on 11 March 1880 in Marshall Co., AL.  They were married by H. G. Williams at the home of her father.  She was born in July 1866, and was also buried in Union Grove Cem.  “Lue” headed this family in 1910 Marshall Co., AL and reported that all ten of her ten children were living.  Datus, was the head of the family with his mother and sisters Minnie and Vodie in 1920 Marshall Co., AL.  (R‑3, R‑4)

Children - Graves

  22.  Martin Wood Graves; doesn’t appear on any census record.

+23.  Theo Dosha Graves, b. 1 Jan. 1881, m(1) Johnathan Clark Wood, by 1920, m(2) Bill Jones, d. 6 Feb. 1947.

  24.  Dora Lee Graves, b. Jan. 1883, m. John Samuel Wood, 19 Oct. 1905.

+25.  William Edgar Graves, b. 25 Oct. 1883, m. Lucener Wood, c. 1907, d. 27 May 1936.

  26.  Benjamin Franklin Graves, b. April 1885, m. Roxie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+27.  Rebecca Lovella Graves, b. 15 Sept. 1888, m. Fred Lipscomb Wood, 27 Jan. 1910, d. 21 Jan. 1953.

  28.  John M. Graves, b. Aug. 1890, m. Ilene ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. prob. Tarrant, AL.

  29.  Henry Datus Graves, b. April 1893, d. after 1920.

  30.  Mary Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Graves, b. Jan. 1895, m. George William Wood (Marshall Co. AL), d. 1959.

  31.  Minnie Graves, b.c. 1903 (AL), m(1) Erwin Dodd, m(2) Ernest Sigler.

  32.  Vaudi/Vodie Graves, b.c. 1905 (AL), m. Wallace Hulsey.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF ROBERT B. GRAVES (3) AND SARAH BROWN

James L. Graves (9) was born 10 March 1878 in AL, and died 6 Oct. 1953 in Cullman Co., AL.  He married Myrtle M. Ray.  She was born 18 July 1888 in AL, and died 27 Aug. 1966.  They were both buried in Cullman City Cem., Cullman, Cullman Co., AL.  This family was recorded on the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Cullman Co., AL.

Children - Graves

  33.  John Graves, b.c. 1907.

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN HENRY GRAVES (4)

Modella ("Della") Graves (15) was born 18 Dec. 1876 in AL, and died 8 Nov. 1953 in Marshall Co., AL.  She married Daniel Webster Burgess, called Webb, on 6 March 1898.  He was born 6 Sept. 1877 in AL, and died 22 May 1958 in Gadsen, Etowah Co., AL.  This family was recorded on the 1900-30 census in Marshall Co., AL; their children were born in AL.  They were buried in Union Grove Cem., Marshall Co., AL.  (R‑2, R‑5)

Children - Burgess

+34.  Katherine Rebecca Burgess, b. 30 Jan. 1899, m. Malcolm Munroe Moore, 29 Oct. 1916, d. 26 June 1992.

+35.  Ralph Zirs Burgess, b. 21 Feb. 1901, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. Dec. 1982.

+36.  Gordon Burgess, b. 10 Dec. 1904, m. Odell Waldrop, d. 7 Oct. 1975.

  37.  Roxie Lucille Burgess, b. 15 Oct. 1905, m(1) Malcolm C. Waldrop, m(2) Roy C. Albright.  Malcolm was b. 30 July 1900, d. 1 Oct. 1944.  Malcolm’s sister Odell married Roxie’s brother Gordon.  Roy was b. 7 Dec. 1906, d. 24 March 1990.  Both bur. Union Grove Cem.

+38.  Clara Grace Burgess, b. 24 May 1907, m. William Farrell Crawford, 11 Nov. 1927, d. June 1993.  He was b. 11 June 1903, d. 1 May 1987.  Both bur. Union Grove Cem.

+39.  Audra Myree Burgess, b. 10 March 1913, m. Bernard Stone, 24 Nov. 1931, d. 24 June 1967.

 

Mollie Ada Graves (16) was born 19 Sept. 1879 in AL, and died 31 Oct. 1918.  She married Dallas H. Bunch on 16 Oct. 1898.  He was born 18 Nov. 1878 and died 19 July 1970.  They were buried in Union Grove, AL.  (R‑2)

Children - Bunch

+40.  Sherman Bunch, b. 30 July 1899, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+41.  Robert Lee Bunch, b. 11 March 1901, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+42.  Mamie Lou Bunch, b. 19 Feb. 1903, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Haney.

  43.  John Emmett Bunch, b. 4 March 1905.  Lived in Tuscaloosa, AL.

+44.  Sara Francis Bunch, b. 2 Jan. 1907, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Feemester, d. 31 Oct. 1931.

+45.  Martin Van B. Bunch

+46.  Mary Ethel Bunch

+47.  Ruby Pearl Bunch

+48.  Lottie Ruth Bunch

+49.  Clarence Henry Bunch, b. 18 Oct. 1918, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 17 June 1976.

 

Willie Ann (or Mae[1]) Graves (17) was born 13 April 1882 in AL, and died 5 Feb. 1951 in Union Grove, Marshall Co., AL.  She married Marcus Buddy Hill on 8 Dec. 1904 in Marshall Co., AL.  He was born 16 Nov. 1881 in AL, and died 17 July 1976 in Union Grove.  This family was recorded on the 1910-1930 censuses in Marshall Co., AL.  They were buried in Union Grove, AL.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Hill

  50.  girl, b. and d. 9 Nov. 1905.  Bur. Georgia Mountain, Marshall Co., AL.

  51.  Zadie Hill, b. 6 Dec. 1906, d. 10 March 1907.  Bur. Georgia Mountain, Marshall Co., AL.

+52.  Urith Hill, b. 19 Jan. 1908, m. Ruby G. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1927, d. 7 Feb. 1978.

+53.  Eunice Hill, b. 13 March 1910, m. Frank Ferguson, c. 1928.

+54.  Patrick H. Hill, b. 21 Dec. 1911, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 28 Aug. 1961.

+55.  Gurlie Ray Hill, b. 1 Oct. 1913, m. Lucille Jeffers, 1941, d. 18 Aug. 1965.

  56.  Mary Hill, b. 15 Oct. 1915, d. 10 April 1917.  Bur. Union Grove.

  57.  Verna Hill, b. 12 Sept. 1918, d. 5 Aug. 1919.  Bur. Union Grove.

  58.  Girthey Hazel Hill, b. 28 May 1920, d. 25 Feb. 1921.  Bur. Union Grove.

+59.  Millard B. Hill, b. 4 May 1922, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. Sept. 1968.

 

Emmett McCoy Graves (18) was born 15 Feb. 1885 and died 23 Sept. 1968.  He married Georgie Bell Martin on 3 Sept. 1905 in Marshall Co., AL.  She was born 22 Sept. 1885 and died 14 March 1976.  They were buried at Rocky Mount, Marshall Co., Arab, AL.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+60.  Mamie Leila Graves, b. 13 July 1906, m. Judson Daniel Nabors, d. 12 Oct. 1999.

+61.  G. W. McCoy Graves, b. 18 April 1908, m.Vera Fowler, d. 4 June 1985.

+62.  John Winston Graves, b. 4 April 1911, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 18 Sept. 1984.

+63.  General Berlin Graves, b. 30 May 1916, m. Mary Nell Dodd, d. 26 July 1991.

+64.  Moody Levhon Graves

 

General Jackson Graves (19) was born 9 Jan. 1887 in AL, and died 16 Dec. 1965.  He married Pocahontas King on 6 Dec. 1917 in Marshall Co., AL.  She was born 23 Jan. 1900 and died 22 Dec. 1973.  They were buried in City Cem., Cullman, AL.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+65.  Oliver Cleveland Graves

+66.  Ola Lee Graves

+67.  Ruby Mildred Graves

+68.  Dimple Graves

  69.  Edward Owen Graves

+70.  James Carl Graves

+71.  Francis Genell Graves

 

Thomas Walter Graves (20) was born 2 Oct. 1888, died 14 June 1953, and was buried in Union Grove, Marshall Co., AL.  He married Jessie Williams Short on 21 Oct. 1923 in Marshall Co., AL.  She was born 31 March 1891 and lived in Arab, AL in 1976.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

  72.  Rhonda Graves, b. 6 Aug. 1924, m. Edwin Hewett, d. 9 May 1947.  He was b. 6 March 1924 and d. 9 May 1947, the same day as Rhonda.  Both bur. Union Grove, AL.

 

Millie Lou Graves (21) was born 4 Aug. 1892, died 26 Oct. 1974, and was buried at Sweet Home, Union Grove, Marshall Co., AL.  She married Wiley Harrison Cantrell on 29 Oct. 1916 in Marshall Co., AL.  He was born 29 Oct. 1897, died 18 Sept. 1953, and was buried at Rocky Mount, Marshall Co., AL.  (R‑2)

Children - Cantrell

+73.  Walter Glen Cantrell, b. 6 Sept. 1917, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 27 Feb. 1986.

  74.  James Henry Cantrell, b. 25 July 1919, d. 23 April 1993.  Bur. Sweet Home Cem. in AL.

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS O. GRAVES (5) AND LUCINDA WILLIAMS

Theo Dosha Graves (23) was born 1 Jan. 1881 in AL, and died 6 Feb. 1947.  She first married Johnathan Clark Wood, son of John A. Wood and Sarah Ellen Renfroe, before 1920.  This family was recorded on the 1920 census in Marshall Co., AL.  He was first married to Laura M. Bolin.  He was born about 1852 in GA, and died 15 July 1920 in Marshall Co., AL.  She married second Bill Jones.  (R‑3)

Children - Wood

  75.  Zelna L. Wood

 

William Edgar Graves (25) was born 25 Oct. 1883 in AL, and died 27 May 1936 in Marshall Co., AL.  He married Loucener Sener (or Senia) Wood about 1907.  She was born 28 April 1883 in AL, and died 7 Aug. 1930 in Marshall Co., AL.  This family was recorded on the 1910-1930 censuses in Marshall Co., AL; their children were born in AL.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

  76.  Lou F. Graves, b. 6 Oct. 1906, d. 10 June 1946.

  77.  J. P. Graves

  78.  Bettie Mae Graves

  79.  Will Dave Graves, b. 18 May 1916, d. 17 Dec. 1971.

  80.  John Sam Graves, b. 17 Jan. 1917, m. Flossie Mae Hill, d. 27 May 1992.

  81.  Elsie Lorene Graves, b. 28 April 1919 (Union Grove, AL), m. Hulett Webb, d. 11 July 1993 (Albertville, AL).  He was b. 25 Dec. 1916 in Marshall Co., AL, and d. 25 June 1996 in Albertville, AL.

  82.  Al Henry Graves

  83.  Adkins Graves, b. 21 Aug. 1923 (Marshall Co., AL), m. Lillie Hill, d. 28 Feb. 1979 (Green Valley Cem., Madison Co., AL).

  84.  Sener Graves, d. Jan. 1926 (Marshall Co., AL).

 

Rebecca Lovella Graves (27) was born 15 Sept. 1888 in Union Grove, Blount Co., AL, and died 21 Jan. 1953 in Baileyton, Cullman Co., AL.  She married Fred Lipscomb Wood, son of Johnathan Clark Wood and Laura M. Bolin, on 27 Jan. 1910 in Union Grove.  He was born 2 Sept. 1886 in Warrenton, Marshall Co., AL, and died 2 Nov. 1948 in Roswell, Blount Co., AL.  Fred’s father married second Rebecca’s sister Theo.  Rebecca and Fred were recorded on the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Marshall Co., AL.  (R‑3)

Children - Wood

  85.  Blue Bell Wood

  86.  Oliver Street (“Jack”) Wood

  87.  L. D. Wood

+88.  Rebbie Corella Wood

  89.  Earline Wood

  90.  George Washington (“Washie”) Wood

  91.  Mary Evelyn Wood

  92.  Benjamin Franklin (“BF”) Wood, b. 2 Nov. 1929, m(1) Marie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Reathel Moon, July 1947, m(3) Carolyn ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(4) Barbara ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(5) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 29 June 1990.

 

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[1] Her name given as Willie Ann by R-2 and as Willie Mae by R-1.