Rev. 15 March 2000, Gen. 194

 

DESCENDANTS OF WAYLAND HENRY GRAVES AND OLIVE VIRGINIA McFADDEN OF VT & AR

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Wayland Henry ("Will") Graves (1) was born 23 (or 3) Sept. 1865 in Peth (town of Randolph), Orange Co., AR, and died 20 Oct. 1931 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR. According to his obituary, he was born in Montpelier, VT. He married Olive Virginia McFadden, daughter of Elijah Hyatt McFadden and Sue Harding, on 25 Sept. 1888 in Pine Bluff, AR. She was born 30 April 1872 and died 2 Jan. 1944, both in Pine Bluff. Both their children were born in Pine Bluff.

Wayland Henry Graves went to Pine Bluff in about the 1880's. He was a fireman for the Cotton Belt Railroad in the 1894 and 1898 Pine Bluff city directory. From 1903 until 1931 he was an engineer for the Cotton Belt RR. According to the 1900 census, his father was born in NY. His mother was Sophia A. Baldwin, daughter of Rev. Jonathan Baldwin (a Baptist preacher) and Annie Brown. Sophia was born about 1850 and died 20 Jan. 1884 at the age of 33 years 8 months at Peth, Orange Co., VT. She first married a Graves man, and was only 15 when she had Wayland. She then married Lucius Batchelder, probably because her first husband died, although that is not known. Sophia, her brother Henry M. Baldwin, her parents and her grandparents (Annie's parents) are all buried in a cemetery on Route 12 near Peth, with the Randolph-Braintree town line running through the center.

Wayland Henry Graves was probably descended from Thomas Graves of Hartford, CT (gen. 168) via the family of William Graves who married Betsey Thair (gen. 135). There was a Charles Wayland Graves (born 1863) in that family who may have been closely related to Wayland Henry Graves. (R-1, R-2)

Children - Graves

+2. Anna Orvis Graves, b. 3 Sept. 1891 (or 30 Oct. 1890), m. Leslie Everett McCool, 23 April 1910, d. 27 June 1961.

+3. Charles Wayland Graves, b. 20 Feb. 1894, m(1) Grady Bledsoe, m(2) Minnie Ellis Warren.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF WAYLAND H. GRAVES (1) AND OLIVE V. McFADDEN

Anna Orvis Graves (2) was born 3 Sept. 1891 (or 30 Oct. 1890) in Pine Bluff, AR, and died 27 June 1961 in Jefferson Co., AR. She married Leslie Everett McCool, son of James G. McCool and Celia ------, on 23 (or 21) April 1910 in Pine Bluff, AR. (R-1, R-2)

Children - McCool

+4. Anna Laurie McCool, b. 11 March 1911, m. Eugene Calvert Hall, 1 Aug. 1931, d. 15 Feb. 1953.

5. Amy Loris McCool

6. Leslie E. McCool

7. William McCool

 

Charles Wayland Graves (3) was born 20 Feb. 1894 in Pine Bluff, AR, and died in El Dorado, Union Co., AR. He first married ------ Grady. He married second Minnie Ellis Warren. (R-1)

Children - Graves

8. Peggy Jean Graves

9. Virginia Glennadell Graves

 

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