Rev. 20 Dec. 2007, Gen. 234

 

DESCENDANTS OF HUGH RICE GRAVES AND ELIZABETH MAWYER

OF ALBEMARLE CO., VA

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Hugh Rice Graves (1) was born about 1822 in Albemarle Co., VA.  He married Elizabeth Mawyer in Sept. 1849 in Albemarle Co.  She was born in May 1827 in Albemarle Co.

In the 1850 census for Albemarle Co., VA, he was listed as Rice Graves, with wife Betsey and son Francis.  In the 1860 census for Fluvanna Co., VA, he was also listed as Rice Graves, with Elizabeth, Francis M., Alice A., Sarah E., George B., John F., and infant (Mary Ann, based on the 1870 census).  In the 1860 census he was listed as an overseer at Lafayette Hill, which is probably the reason they were living in Fluvanna Co.  In the 1870 census for Albemarle Co., he was listed as H. R. Graves, with Elizabeth, Francis M., Sarah E., George B., John F., Mary A., Martha S., Robert Lee, and Fanny V.  In the 1880 census for Albemarle Co., he was listed as Hugh R. Graves, with Elizabeth, Sarah E., George B., John F., Mary Ann E., Martha S., Robert Lee, and Fannie V.

Elizabeth was living with son George B. Graves and his wife Minnie in the 1900 census.  Elizabeth's marital status was "single", so Rice must have died prior to June 30, 1900 (census date).  In the 1910 census Elizabeth was living with son Frank and his wife Sophia.

Snead Graves is found in the 1830 Albemarle Co., VA census.  Could he have been the father of Rice Graves?  There was also a John Graves in the 1810 census of Albemarle Co.  The IGI shows Snead Graves born about 1777 in Albemarle Co., and married Sally Moyers on 8 April 1801 in Albemarle Co., VA.

Families living next to Rice Graves in the 1850 census in Albemarle Co., VA were:

36      John Graves            47      M

         Martha                           35      F

         Hagger                   12      M

         John                     11      M

         Savinia          9        F

         Tedinia                  7        F

         Alfred                   5        M

         Hardinia                 3        F

         Preston                  1        M

37      Nathaniel Graves      30      M

38      Ira Graves               23      M

39      Rice Graves             28      M

         Betsey (Elizabeth)     25      F

         Francis                           6/12    M

  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+2.  Francis Marian Graves, b. 15 March 1850, m(1) Mary Elizabeth Falwell, 10 Jan. 1876, m(2) Sophia E. (Hunter) Irvine.

  3.  Alice A. Graves, b.c. 1852.

  4.  Sara E. Graves, never married.  Lived with William Rice Graves.  Living with Thomas and Fannie Thacker (sister) in 1900 census.  Living with sister Mary Kirby in 1920 census.

+5.  George Beard Graves, b. 23 Sept. 1854, m. Minnie Meter Harlow, c. 1890, d. 7 May 1915.

+6.  John F. Graves, b.c. 1857, m. Georgianna Harlow, 18 Dec. 1884, d. 18 Feb. 1896.

  7.  Mary Ann Graves, b. May 1860, m. William D. Kerby, 7 Nov. 1895.

  8.  Martha S. Graves, b.c. 1862, m. Victor E. Thacker, 31 Oct. 1896.

  9.  Robert Lee Graves, b.c. 1866.

+10.  Fanny V. Graves, b.c. 1868, m. Thomas J. Thacker, 28 Feb. 1888.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF HUGH R. GRAVES (1) AND ELIZABETH MAWYER

Francis Marian (or Marion?) Graves (2), called "Frank", was born 15 March 1850 in Albemarle Co., VA.  He first married Mary Elizabeth Falwell on 10 Jan. 1876 in Albemarle Co. She was born about 1857 in Albemarle Co.

After her death, he secondly married Sophia E. Irvine (nee Hunter), a widow, on 2 June 1898.  She was born in Sept. 1859.  They lived in Scottsville, Albemarle Co., VA.  He was in the 1900 census for Scottsville, Albemarle Co., VA, when he and his 4 oldest sons were farm laborers.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves, by Mary E. Falwell

+11.  William Rice Graves, b. 14 March 1877, m. Minnie Snead, 7 Nov. 1900, d. 25 Jan. 1942.

  12.  Francis Lafayette Graves, b. Oct. 1879, never married, d. before Jan. 1942.

  13.  Betsey (or Betty) Anne Graves, b. Aug. 1882, m. Samuel Skinner.  No children.

+14.  George Floyd Graves, b. 8 March 1885, m. Nora Lee Coleman, 15 Aug. 1911, d. 22 Dec. 1930.

  15.  Robert ("Bob") Graves, b. July 1887, m. Nannie Cora Moore, 5 July 1911.  They were divorced in 1915.  He died about 1918 in camp of flu in World War I.

+16.  Norene Virginia Graves, b. Jan. 1893, m. Miles William Drumheller, 5 March 1912.

Children - Graves, by Sophia Irvine

  17.  Sally C. Graves, b.c. 1901.

  18.  Hannah Blanche Graves (called Blanche), b.c. 1903.

 

George Beard Graves (5) was born 23 Sept. 1854 in VA, and died 7 May 1915 in Rockbridge Co., VA.  He married Minnie Meter Harlow about 1890.  Although they lived in Rockbridge Co., VA, they were in Albemarle Co., VA when the 1900 census was taken.

On George's death certificate, his birth date is given as 1854, but in the 1860 census he was 4, in 1870 he was 13, and in 1880 he was 23.  In the 1900 census it says he was born in Sept. 1857.  It seems more likely that he was actually born in 1857 or 1856, rather than 1854.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Graves

  19.  William Graves, b. 1892, d. 12 Dec. 1895 (age 3 years).

  20.  Ollie Evelyn Graves, b. 29 Oct. 1894, m. Robert Graves, d. 7 Nov. 1918.

  21.  Cora Lee Graves, b. July 1897, m. Peyton Farmer, d. 22 March 1964.

  22.  Clifford Gerard Graves, b. 22 June 1902, m. Helen L. Benson, 1 May 1935, d. 27 Feb. 1981.

  23.  Grace Viola Graves, b. 27 Aug. 1907, m(1) Carl Ayers, m(2) Isacc Freeland, d. 2 Jan. 1993.

 

John F. Graves (6) was born about 1857, and died 18 Feb. 1896 in Rockbridge Co., VA.  He married Georgianna Harlow on 18 Dec. 1884.  They lived in Rockbridge Co., VA.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

  24.  Glenna May Graves, b. 20 Nov. 1885 (Rockbridge Co., VA), m(1) Harry Reid, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Jacobson.

  25.  Pearl Bettie Graves, b. 25 March 1887, m. Pete Hartless, d. 4 Oct. 1956.

  26.  Dolly Floyd Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1890.

  27.  Gertrude Tammy Graves, b. 23 Oct. 1892, m. Emmett Cash, d. 11 Nov. 1978.

  28.  Hugh Rice Graves, b. 9 Sept. 1894, m. Agnes McClung, d. 28 Jan. 1989.

  29.  Eva Blanche Graves, b. 23 May 1896, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Wade, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Brune, d. 9 April 1970.

 

Fanny (or Fannie) V. Graves (10) was born about 1868.  She married Thomas J. Thacker on 28 Feb. 1888.  He was born about 1863 in Nelson Co., VA.  They lived in Albemarle Co., VA.  (R‑2)

Children - Thacker

  30.  Percy Thacker, b.c. 1893.

  31.  Thomas J. Thacker, Jr., b.c. 1898.

  32.  Josie M. Thacker, b.c. 1900.

  33.  William H. Thacker, b.c. 1904.

  34.  Flossie M. Thacker, b.c. 1908.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF FRANCIS MARIAN GRAVES (2)

William Rice Graves (11) was born about 1877 and died in Jan. 1942.  He married Minnie Snead.  She was born about 1881 and died in 1959.  They lived in Albemarle Co., VA.  He was in the sawmill business.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+35.  Gordon Green Graves, b. 9 Jan. 1901, m. Lucy Poe, 18 Nov. 1920, d. 20 Nov. 1969.

+36.  Mary Ann Esterline Graves, b. 9 Dec. 1903, m(1) Roy Powell, m(2) John Lutz, d. June 1986.

  37.  Theodore R. Graves, b. 15 Aug. 1906, m. Mary Thomas, 20 May 1925, d. 6 June 1983.  Lived in Alexandria, VA.  He worked in railroad yards and in his work accidentally had a leg amputated.  2 sons and 3 daughters.

  38.  George Melvin Graves, b. 16 May 1908, m. Bessie Esterline Spencer, d. 27 Nov. 1982.  Lived at Alberene, Albemarle Co., VA.  2 sons and 1 dau.

  39.  John Lafayette ("Fayette") Graves, b. 16 April 1910, m. Nellie Lula Spencer, 15 June 1929, d. 15 June 1987.  4 sons.

+40.  Carrie Lee Graves, b. March 1912, m. William Franklin Moon, 23 Dec. 1933, d. 3 Jan. 2000.

+41.  Rufus Irvine Graves, b. 22 April 1914, m. Christa Carter, d. Dec. 1964.

+42.  Ruby May Graves, b. 7 March 1918, m(1) Nat Thomas, m(2) Harold Weeks, d. 31 July 1992.

  43.  Robert Neville ("Bob") Graves, b. 8 Aug. 1919, m. Elsie Aliese Spencer, d. 27 Feb. 1997.  She was b. 4 Aug. 1921, d. 17 Feb. 1991.  1 son and 3 daughters.  Lived in Alberene, Albemarle Co., VA.

  44.  Samuel Houston Graves, b. Aug. 1919, m. Emma Ruth Spencer, d. 22 July 1984.  They lived in Albemarle Co., VA, and he served in WW II.  3 daughters and 2 sons.

  45.  Warren Everett Graves, b. 25 May 1922, m. Dorothy Crizer.  Divorced.  1 daughter and 2 sons.

 

George Floyd Graves (14) was born 8 March 1885 and died 22 Dec. 1930.  He married Nora Lee Coleman on 15 Aug. 1911 in Washington, DC.  She was born 4 July 1891 and died 12 Feb. 1973.  All their children were born in Albemarle Co., VA.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+46.  Ruth Elizabeth Graves, b. 18 June 1913, m. William Cecil Critzer, 1934.

+47.  Mary Estelle Graves, b. 24 Nov. 1915, m. Russell Critzer, 28 Aug. 1932.

+48.  Belver Virginia Graves, b. 24 Sept. 1918, m. Homer C. Goode, 2 Feb. 1939.

  49.  Floyd Franklin Graves, b. 10 July 1921, d. 7 Nov. 1944 (killed in action in Germany in WW II).

+50.  Elsie Winifred Graves, b. 27 April 1924, m. Purcell Tomlin, 20 Oct. 1950.

+51.  Willard Lee Graves, b. 12 Jan. 1926, m. Gladys Dudley, c. 1945.

+52.  Carl Joseph Graves, b. 30 July 1929, m. Lucille Clark, d. 28 Dec. 1984.

  53.  Calvin Coleman Graves, b. 28 Sept. 1930, d. 2 Oct. 1930.

 

Norene (“Nora”) Virginia Graves (16) was born in Jan. 1893 in Albemarle Co., VA.  She married Miles William Drumheller on 5 March 1912.  He was born about 1886 in VA.  They are said to have lived in Schuyler, Nelson Co., VA.  However, they were in the 1920 and 1930 census for Scottsville, Albemarle Co., VA, when he was a mill laborer for a stone quarry.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children - Drumheller

  54.  Frederick J. Drumheller, b.c. 1915.

  55.  Frank N. Drumheller, b.c. 1918.

  56.  Raymond B. Drumheller, b.c. 1920.

  57.  Estelle Drumheller, b.c. 1923.

  58.  Molly Drumheller

 

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