Rev. 20 Dec. 2011, Gen. 179

 

DESCENDANTS OF SARAH GRAVES AND DAVID JACKSON SELPH OF NC & AL

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Sarah Graves (1) was born 22 June 1812 in North or South Carolina, and died 20 March 1853 in AL.  She married David Jackson Selph on 26 Jan. 1837 in AL.  He was born 10 May 1812 in GA.  They were in the 1850 census for Fayette Co., NC.  In the Dawes file, Sarah’s son, Francis Marion Graves, stated that Sarah was half Choctaw.  All their children were born in AL, possibly all in Fayette Co.

It is believed that Sarah was descended from genealogy 104, a daughter of either Benjamin Graves or Thomas Graves (who was probably his brother).  (R‑1)

Children – Selph

+2.   Montgomery Cowan Selph, b. 23 Dec. 1838, m. Nancy Elizabeth Smith, 20 Nov. 1865, d. 1910-1920.

    3.  William Benton Selph, b. 29 July 1840.

+4.   Harriet Agnes Selph, b. 29 Oct. 1842, m(1) G. R. McLain, m(2) James Martin Harkins, 21 Dec. 1859, d. 1900-1910.

+5.   Martha Jane Selph, b. 21 Dec. 1844, m. Francis M. Bradshaw, 1 July 1880, d. 11 May 1904.

+6.   Perry James Selph, b. 4 Oct. 1846, m(1) Susan Jane Fuller, 27 June 1878, m(2) Frances Catherine Fuller, 13 March 1881, d. 1903.

+7.   Francis Marion Selph, b. 19 Jan. 1849, m. Candace Eola Council, 11 Jan. 1872, d. 26 Nov. 1913.

    8.  Sarah Selph (unconfirmed), b.c. 1853.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF SARAH GRAVES (1) AND DAVID J. SELPH

Montgomery Cowan Selph (2), called Cowan, was born 23 Dec. 1838 (or 1837 according to the 1900 census) in Fayette Co., AL, and died 1910-1920 in Benton Co., AR.  He married Nancy Elizabeth Smith on 20 Nov. 1865 in Tippah Co., MS.  She was born about 1842 in MS, and died after 1920.  They were both buried in Bethel Methodist Cem., Hickory Flat, Benton Co., MS.  They were in the 1900 census for Benton Co., MS.  He was a farmer.  They had no natural children (according to the 1900 census), but adopted three daughters, all born in MS.  (R‑1)

Children – Selph

    9.      Rovina Selph, b.c. 1872.

    10.   Mary A. Selph, b. Feb. 1891.

    11.   Annie Mae Selph, b. Aug. 1894.

 

Harriet (“Larret”) Agnes Selph (4) was born 29 Oct. 1842 in AL, and died 1900-1910 in Benton Co., AR.  She first married G. R. McLain.  She married second James Martin Harkins, son of William Stewart Harkins and Katherine Lemons, on 21 Dec. 1859 in Tippah Co., MS.  He was born about 1835 in AL, and died 1 July 1862 in the Battle of Malvern Hill[1].  (R‑1)

Children – Harkins

    12.   James Worth Harkins, b. 13 Nov. 1860 (AR), m. Mary Alice ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 3 Feb. 1930 (TX).  She was b.c. 1868 and d. 1932.

 

Martha Jane Selph (5) was born 21 Dec. 1844 in AL, and died 11 May 1904 in Franklin Co., AR.  She married Francis M. Bradshaw on 1 July 1880 in Logan Co., AR.  He was born 1836-1837 in GA.  They were both buried in Locke Cem., Franklin Co., AR.  All their children were born in AR.  (R‑1)

Children – Bradshaw

    13.   Sarah F. Bradshaw, b.c. 1873.

    14.   Pasha or Pawasa Bradshaw, b.c. 1877.

    15.   Robert A. Bradshaw, b. Oct. 1884.

    16.   William L. Bradshaw, b. Sept. 1886.

 

Perry James Selph (6) was born 4 Oct. 1846 in AL, died in 1903 in Palestine, Sebastian Co., AR, and was buried in Gilliam Cem., Palestine, AR.  He first married Susan Jane Fuller, daughter of Jordon Isom Fuller and Susan D. Butler, on 27 June 1878 in Logan Co., AR.  She was born about 1858 in Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, and died about 1880 in Logan Co., AR.  He married second Frances Catherine (“Fannie”) Fuller, sister of Susan, on 13 March 1881 in Logan Co., AR.  She was born in Sept. 1862 in TN, died in 1933, and was buried in Gilliam Cem., Palestine, Sebastian Co., AR.  All their children were born in AR.  (R‑1)

Children – Selph, by Frances C. Fuller

+17.   David Selph, b. June 1882, m. Lucy A. Johnson.

+18.   Lilly J. Selph, b. Aug. 1883, m. James F. Jenkins.

+19.   Morton James Selph, b. 15 Feb. 1885, m. Nancy Jane Hill, d. Aug. 1969.

    20.   Claude W. Selph, b. Dec. 1886, d. 1914.

+21.   Romer Austin Selph, b. 15 Oct. 1888, m. Frankie L. Emery, c. 1920, d. Sept. 1973.

+22.   Benjamin Franklin Selph, b. 29 June 1892, m. Hattie Roberta Black, d. 25 Jan. 1968.

    23.   Pasha (“Pashy”) Selph, b. Dec. 1893, m. Elmer Harrison Black.  He was b. 4 July 1889 in Sebastian Co., AR, son of William Sherman Black and Mary Elizabeth Swafford.

+24.   Hauley Joseph Selph, b. 17 Sept. 1896, m. Fave Presson, c. 1820, d. Feb. 1978.

    25.   Lee Bunyan Selph, b.c. 1901, m. Dora Lee Guthrie, d. 1925.

    26.   Perry Welcome Selph, b. 24 Nov. 1903, d. May 1970 (Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR).

 

Francis (“Frank”) Marion Selph (7) was born 19 Jan. 1849 in AL, died 26 Nov. 1913 in Grant, Choctaw Co., OK, and was buried in Grant, OK.  He married Candace Eola Council, daughter of James Hodges Council and Sarah Elizabeth Rogers, on 11 Jan. 1872 in Logan Co., AR.  She was born 13 Jan. 1854 in AR, and died 23 June 1930 in Stratford, Garvin Co., OK.

They were in the 1900 census for Cove Twp., Polk Co., AR, when he was a mill hand, and 7 of their 10 children were still living.  Five of their living children were still at home, and Perlie and Delley had probably married and moved out.  There was a Charlie Hubbard living nearby with wife Pearlie, who may have been one of the daughters.  (R‑1)

Children – Selph

+27.   Elton Benton Selph, b. 2 June 1872, m. Allie Elizabeth Maxey, 21 Feb. 1906, d. 21 Oct. 1968.

    28.   Adney Selph, b. 10 Nov. 1874, d. 11 Sept. 1888.

    29.   Pirlie (or Pearlie) Selph, b. 15 Jan. 1877, d. 2 Jan. 1966 (Hugo, Choctaw Co., OK).

    30.   Delley Mae Selph, b. 3 May 1879, d. 12 March 1906.

+31.   Carlton Francis Selph, b. 19 Sept. 1882, m. Mamie Ola Bilbo, 20 Sept. 1914, d. 19 Nov. 1972.

    32.   Esra Selph, b. 29 May 1885, d. 16 Sept. 1888.

    33.   Ethel Selph, b. 16 Oct. 1888, d. 9 June 1914.

+34.   Oswald Orland Selph, b. 19 Sept. 1890, m. Frances Mae Nail, 13 March 1916, d. 7 Feb. 1975.

    35.   Bertha Selph, b. 15 May 1894, d. 21 June 1898.

    36.   Jesse R. Selph, b. 28 July 1896 (Indian Territory), m. Ammie Lee Bramlett, after 1917, d. 7 March 1947 (Meridian, Bosque Co., TX).  She was b. 18 April 1907 in TX, and d. 22 May 1982 in Choctaw Memorial Hospital, Hugo, Choctaw Co., OK, dau. of John Franklin Bramlett and Minnie Washatelle Billingsley.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF PERRY J. SELPH (6) AND FRANCES C. FULLER

David Selph (17) was born in June 1882 in AR.  He married Lucy A. Johnson, daughter of Frank F. Johnson and Sarah E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1872 in KS.  All their children were born in AR.  (R‑1)

Children – Selph

    37.   Opal Selph, b.c. 1903.

    38.   David J. Selph, b.c. 1907.

    39.   Glenn Selph, b.c. 1908.

 

Lilly (or Lillie) J. Selph (18) was born in Aug. 1883 in AR.  She married James F. (“Jim”) Jenkins, son of Louis Nathan Jenkins and Martha Angeline McAlister.  He was born about 1879 in AR.  All their children were born in AR, at least the second one in Sebastian Co.  (R‑1)

Children – Jenkins

    40.   Louis P. Jenkins, b.c. 1910.

    41.   Treva C. Jenkins, b.c. 1911.

    42.   Thurmon Jenkins, b.c. 1921.

 

Morton James Selph (19) was born 15 Feb. 1885 in AR, and died in Aug. 1969 in Sebastian Co., AR.  He married Nancy Jane Hill.  She was born 25 July 1889 in OK, and died 25 Dec. 1968 in Sebastian Co., AR.  They were both buried in Union Ridge Cem., Crossroads, Sebastian Co., AR.  Both their children were born in AR.  (T‑1)

Children – Selph

    43.   Hurley P. Selph, b.c. 1912.

    44.   Claud Selph, b. 3 July 1913, m. Nellie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 13 July 1995 (Sebastian Co., AR).  She was b. 25 Feb. 1913, and d. 5 May 2001 in Sebastian Co., AR.

 

Romer Austin Selph (21) was born 15 Oct. 1888 in AR, and died in Sept. 1973 in Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR.  He married Frankie L. Emery about 1920.  She was born 4 July 1889 in AR, and died 31 Aug. 1981.  They were in the 1930 census for Mansfield, Sugar Loaf Twp., Sebastian Co., AR, both children born in AR, and he was unemployed.  (R‑1)

Children – Selph

    45.   Roger A. Selph, b.c. 1922.

    46.   Haroldyne Selph (dau.), b.c. Sept. 1928.

 

Benjamin (“Ben”) Franklin Selph (22) was born 29 June 1892 in AR, died 25 Jan. 1968 in Sparks Hospital, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR, and was buried 29 Jan. 1968 in Pine Log Cem., Fort Smith, AR.  He married Hattie Roberta Black.  She was born 18 Jan. 1896 in AR, and died 31 Oct. 1989 in San Mateo Co., CA.  They were in the 1930 census for Dewar City, Henry Twp., Okmulgee Co., OK, with their name spelled Self.  In 1930, he was a laborer doing odd jobs, and Frankie was a cook in a restaurant.  All the children listed below were born in AR.  Instead of the last 3 children below, R‑1 listed Margie, Peggy, Johnny, and Tommy.  (R‑1)

Children – Selph

    47.   Mable Frances Elizabeth Selph, b. 11 Sept. 1913 (Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR), m. William Thomas (“Dub”) Bromley.  He was b. 9 April 1913, son of William Thomas Bromley and Anna Sales.  2 children.

    48.   Edna Lucemay (or Lucy May) Selph, b.c. 1917.

    49.   Altus B. Selph (son), b.c. 1918 or 1920.

    50.   Azilee Selph, b.c. 1923.

    51.   Melbaken Selph (dau.), b.c. 1925.

    52.   James L. Selph, b.c. 1928.

 

Hauley Joseph Selph (24) was born 17 Sept. 1896 in AR, and died in Feb. 1978 in Heavener, LaFlore Co., OK.  He married Fave Presson about 1820.  She was born about 1904 in AR.  All their children were born in AR, probably all in Sebastian Co.  (R‑1)

Children – Selph

    53.   Wanda F. Selph, b.c. 1921, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Morris, d. before 2005.

    54.   Lugene Selph, b.c. 1923, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Edge, d. before 2005.

    55.   Hauley Scott Selph, b. 4 Jan. 1928, d. 28 Feb. 1998 (OK).

    56.   James David Selph, b. 7 Dec. 1936 (Hartford, Sebastian Co., AR), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Guinn, d. 5 May 2005 (Tecumseh, Pottawatomie Co., OK).

 

CHILDREN OF FRANCIS M. SELPH (7) AND CANDACE E. COUNCIL

Elton Benton Selph (27) was born 2 June 1872 in Patterson Bluff, Logan Co., AR, died 21 Oct. 1968 in Heartland Hospital, El Cajon, San Diego Co., CA, and was buried 22 Oct. 1968 in Greenwood Cem., Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.  He married Alice Elizabeth Maxey on 21 Feb. 1906 in Hugo, Choctaw Co., OK.  She was born 15 March 1887, died 20 May 1959 in Phoenix, AZ, and was buried in Phoenix, AZ.  (R‑1)

Children – Selph

+57.   Virgil Lee Selph, b. 15 June 1907, m. Freda Irene Tollett, d. 15 Aug. 1986.

+58.   Jewel J. Selph, b.c. 1909, m(1) Drucilla Mae Jones, m(2) Loyce Bowlin, 2 Feb. 1930, m(3) Hazel Worman, 24 March 1960, d. 30 Dec. 1997.

    59.   Bonnie Everett Selph, b. 6 March 1909 (OK), m. Coma B. Perry, d. OK.  He was b. 31 Aug. 1908, and d. 6 Oct. 1982 in OK.  1 dau.

    60.   Leonard Casper Selph, b. 10 Oct. 1911, m. Marion Effie Shaw, d. 26 June 1999 (Maricopa Co., AZ).  She was b.l 19 April 1918 in Lansing, MI, d. 14 July 1993 in Peoria, AZ, and was bur. in National Memorial Cem. of Arizona, Maricopa Co., AZ.  2 children.

    61.   Clifford Selph, b. 15 Feb. 1913, d. 28 April 1918.

+62.   Loys Richard Selph, b. 11 April 1915, m. Virgie Irene Smith, d. 29 June 2003.

    63.   Gussie Mae Selph, b. 5 April 1918, m. Herman Eston Skinner.  He was b. 4 July 1914 in Waveland, AR, and d. 29 Sept. 1995.  4 children.

+64.   Amos Paul Selph, b. 9 Feb. 1921, m. Hazel Loraine Murphy.

    65.   Walton Howard Selph, b. 25 Nov. 1922, m. Betty Lou Farnsworth.  4 children.

    66.   Herschel Clay Selph, b. 17 May 1924, m. Alta Iris Cook, d. 5 Sept. 2001 (Prescott, Yavapai Co., AZ).  2 children.

 

Carlton Francis Selph (31) was born 19 Sept. 1882 near Paris, Logan Co., AR, died 19 Nov. 1972 in Jones  Hospital, Sherman, Grayson Co., TX, and was buried 21 Nov. 1972 in Cedarlawn Memorial Park, Sherman, TX.  He married Mamie Ola Bilbo on 20 Sept. 1914 in Hugo, Choctaw Co., OK.  She was born 18 July 1895 and died 17 March 1970.  (R‑1)

Children – Selph

    67.   Juanita Selph, b. 18 July 1916, m. Dale Zachry, 24 June 1939 (Dequeen, Sevier Co., AR).  He was b. 18 March 1915.

    68.   Carlton Francis Selph, Jr., b. 2 Sept. 1918, m. Loretta McCoy, 5 Sept. 1946 (McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK), d. 30 Jan. 1996.  He was bur. Woodland Memorial Park Cem., Sand Springs, Tulsa Co., OK.  She was b. 4 April 1927.  2 children.

    69.   Peggie B. Selph, b. 29 Sept. 1926, m. Gene Givins.

 

Oswald Orland Selph (34) was born 19 Sept. 1890 in Dardanelle, Pope Co., AR, died 7 Feb. 1975 in Hugo, Choctaw Co., OK, and was buried 10 Feb. 1975 in Mt. Olivet Cem., Hugo, Choctaw Co., OK.  He married Frances Mae Nail, daughter of John Washington Nail and Lizzie Brown, on 13 March 1916 in Rufe, McCurtain Co., OK.  She was born 15 Sept. 1897 in Muldrow or Gans, Sequoyah, Wilson Twp., OK, died 14 June 1973 in Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX, and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cem., Hugo, Choctaw Co., OK.  (R‑1)

Children – Selph

+70.   Arthel Wilburton Selph, b. 19 Feb. 1917, m. Muriel Mavis Carpenter, 22 Feb. 1939, d. 22 Jan. 1990.

    71.   Bert Elmo Selph, b. 21 Dec. 1918 (Rufe, McCurtain Co., OK), d. 13 Aug. 1944 (England).

    72.   Melvin Selph, b. 28 June 1921 (Hugo, Choctaw Co., OK), m. Laverne Thomas, 23 Dec. 1942 (Rufe, McCurtain Co., OK), d. 1 Aug. 1986 (Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA).  She was b. 18 Dec. 1924 in Sobol, Pushmataha Co., OK, and d. 24 Feb. 1989 in Delano, Kern Co., CA.  Both bur. North Kern Cem., Delano, Kern Co., CA.  2 children.

    73.   Eola Alma Selph, b. 13 July 1923 (Rufe, McCurtain Co., OK), m(1) Jason Clyde Cody, m(2) George Calvin Knox, d. 4 June 1981 (Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX).  She was bur. Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington, TX.  Jason was b. 1 Sept. 1926 in Fort Towson, Choctaw Co., OK, d. 1 Sept. 1973 in Arlington, TX, and was bur. Mount Olivet, Hugo, Choctaw Co., OK, son of Joseph McMinn Cody and Mollie Lee Poe.  George was b. 24 April 1927, d. 15 April 1987 in Arlington, TX, and was bur. Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington, TX.  2 children by Jason Cody.

+74.   Dorothy Mae Selph, b. 26 Dec. 1927, m(1) John Bunyon Vandever, 23 Dec. 1941, m(2) Carman Leslie Bates, c. 1949, m(3) Stanley Harris, c. 1952, m(4) Carl Strattman, Feb. 1955, m(5) Otis Miller, May  1956, m(6) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Bobo, m(7) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Frost, m(8) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Wright, d. 13 March 2006.

    75.   son, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Bowers.  2 children.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF ELTON B. SELPH (27) AND ALICE E. MAXEY

Virgil Lee Selph (57) was born 15 June 1907 in Hugo, Choctaw Co., OK, and died 15 Aug. 1986 in Lampasas, Lampasas Co., TX.  He married Freda Irene Tollett.  (R‑1)

Children – Selph

    76.   Jerry Wayne Selph, m. Joyce Irene Gerdes.  4 children.

    77.   Shirley Ann Selph, m. Dennis Craig Murphy.  2 children.

    78.   Herbert Lee Selph, b. 28 April 1928, d. 27 Nov. 1947.

    79.   Vera Mae Selph, b. 18 Dec. 1929, d. 3 Jan. 1933.

 

Jewel J. (“Joe”) Selph (58) was born about 1909 in Hugo, Choctaw Co., OK, and died 30 Dec. 1997 in Peoria, Maricopa Co., AZ.  He first lived with (but never married) Drucilla Mae Jones.  She was born 31 March 1911 in Marlow, Stephens Co., OK.  He then married Loyce (“Lisa”) Bowlin on 2 Feb. 1930 in Stratford, Garvin Co., OK.  She was born 24 April 1914.  He then married Hazel Worman on 24 March 1960.  (R‑1)

Children – Selph, by Drucilla M. Jones

    80.   son

Children – Selph, by Loyce Bowlin

    81.   child

    82.   Wanda Sue Selph, b. 30 April 1933, m. Billy F. Green, d. 17 Jan. 2003 (Peoria, Maricopa Co., AZ).  3 children.

    83.   daughter, m. M. Gene Mayo.  6 children.

 

Loys Richard Selph (62) was born 11 April 1915 and died 29 June 2003.  He was buried in Chino Valley Cem., located on Road 2 south, south of Chino Valley, AZ.  According to a marker on his grave, he was a private, U.S. Army, in World War II.  He married Virgie Irene Smith.  (R‑1)

Children – Selph

    84.   son, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  2 children.

    85.   daughter, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Wagner.  2 children.

    86.   Versie Mae Selph, b. 4 Feb. 1935, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Kirby, d. 18 April 2001 (Pasadena, Harris Co., TX).  2 children.

 

Amos Paul Selph (64) was born 9 Feb. 1921 and died 22 Jan. 1997.  He married Hazel Loraine Murphy.  (R‑1)

Children – Selph

    87.   daughter, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Barillard.  4 children.

    88.   son

    89.   son, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Turner.  3 children.

    90.   Robert Allen Selph, b. 5 June 1945 (CA), d. 14 Jan. 1946 (Imperial Co., CA).

    91.   Karen Sue Selph, b. 18 Oct. 1947, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Freeman, d. 15 April 1979.

 

CHILDREN OF OSWALD O. SELPH (34) AND FRANCES M. NAIL

Arthel Wilburton Selph (70) was born 19 Feb. 1917 in Fort Towson, Choctaw Co., OK, and died 22 Jan. 1990 in Delano, Kern Co., CA.  He married Muriel Mavis Carpenter, son of Elijah Thomas (“Bud”) Carpenter and Minta Julina Cooper, on 22 Feb. 1939.  She was born 9 March 1922 in Sobol, Pushmataha Co., OK, and died 5 Nov. 1985 in Delano, CA.  They were both buried in Hillcrest Cem., Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA.  (R‑1)

Children – Selph

    92.   daughter, m(1) Bobby James Loyd, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hunter.  1 child by Loyd.

    93.   Carol Maxine Selph, b. 25 Oct. 1941 (Quintard Hospital, Ocean Beach, San Diego Co., CA), d. 8 Dec. 1958 (San Diego County General Hospital, San Diego, CA).

    94.   son, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Monroe.  1 child.

 

Dorothy Mae Selph (74) was born 26 Dec. 1927 and died 13 March 2006, both in Hugo, Choctaw Co., OK.  She first married John Bunyon Vandever, son of Thomas Alonzo Madison Vandever and Lillie Mae Dunn, on 23 Dec. 1941.  He was born 16 Jan. 1923 in buckner, Lafayette Co., AR, died 7 Oct. 1996 in Paris, Lamar Co., TX, and was buried in Sobol Cem., Sobol, Choctaw Co., OK.  She married second Carman Leslie Bates about 1949.  He was born 14 May 1923 in Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK, and died 5 Sept. 1976 in Mineola, Wood Co., TX.  She married third Stanley Harris about 1952.  She married Carl Strattman in Feb. 1955.  She married Otis Miler in May 1956.  He died in Nevada.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Bobo.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Frost.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Wright.  (R‑1)

Children – Vandever

    95.   Gene Elmore Vandever, b. 31 Dec. 1943 (OK), d. 27 July 1968 (Hawaii).

    96.   child

    97.   child

Children – Bates

    98.   Carol LaVon Bates, b. Aug. 1950 (Choctaw Co., OK), d. Dec. 1950 (Choctaw Co., OK).

Children – Miller

    99.   child

    100.    child

 

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[1] The Battle of Malvern Hill, also known as the Battle of Poindexter’s Farm, took place on 1 July 1862 in Henrico Co., Virginia, and was the sixth and final battle of the Battle of Seven Days (Peninsular Campaign) of the American Civil War.