Rev. 15 April 2014, Gen. 239

 

DESCENDANTS OF JAMES B. GRAVES AND MAHALA HAYES OF VT, OH & IL

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

James B. Graves (1) was born 1790-1800, probably 1795 or slightly earlier, in VT, and died in 1843 in Piatt Co., IL.  He married Mahala Hayes.  She was born about 1795 in VT[1].  The 1850 census for Dist. 22, Christian Co., IL, listed Mahala, 55, with children Allen and Mahala, with son Seth and his wife living nearby.  The 1840 census for DeWitt Co., IL (close to Christian Co.), listed James B. Graves, with 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, and 1 male 40-50, 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 15-20, and 1 female 40-50.  The 1830 census for Sheffield, Lorain Co., OH (on Lake Erie), lists James B. Graves who is probably the same one.  His household consists of 1 m under 5, 2 m 5-10, 1 m 10-15, 1 m 30-40, 1 f 5-10, 1 f 10-15, 1 f 15-20, 1 f 30-40.  There is a James Graves in the 1820 census for Coshocton Co., OH, but it is much less likely that this is the right one.  In the list of children, there may have been a couple more older ones, if we assume that the older children in the 1830 census were children of James rather than younger siblings.  Names of earlier children may include Russell, b. 1820-1825, and Susan, b. 1820-1825, but sources for this are not known.  At least the last 5 children were born in OH, and probably all of them were born there.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

+2.  Louisa Graves, b. 15 April 1825, m. James Walker McElwain, 25 May 1843, d. 5 Aug. 1856.

+3.  Obadiah Seth Graves, b. 9 Dec. 1826, m. Melinda Jane Wadkins, 7 Oct. 1847, d. 4 July 1888.

+4.  Thaddeus W. Graves, b. 19 Jan. 1834, m. Amanda E. Geisinger, 14 June 1871.

+5.  Allen Graves, b. Dec. 1836, m. Rachel ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 9 March 1915.

  6.  Mahala M. Graves, b.c. 1839.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES B. GRAVES (1) AND MAHALA HAYES

Louisa Graves (2) was born 15 April 1825 in Piatt Co., IL (or in OH, according to the 1850 census), and died 5 Aug. 1856 in Webster Co., MO.  She married James Walker McElwain, son of David McElwain and Rebecca ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 25 May 1843 in Montizillo, Piatt Co., IL.  He was born 5 April 1813 in Clinton Co., OH, and died 5 Aug. 1883 in Webster Co., MO.  They were in the 1850 census for Ozark Twp., Greene Co., MO, page 373, with Louisa listed as age 26.  All their children were born in Webster Co., MO, and at least Rebecca, William, Clarinda, and Mary in Marshfield, Webster Co., MO.

After Louisa died, James married second Elizabeth Thomas Vittitto, daughter of Stokely T. Vittetoe and Rebecca ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 23 April 1857 in Webster Co., MO.  The 1860 census for Ozark Twp., Webster Co., MO,  listed James W. McElwain, 47, with wife Elizabeth T., 29, born in TN, all the children listed below, plus children Thaddeus P., 2, Louisa P., 2/12, and Allen Graves (brother of his first wife), 23.   Webster Co. was created from Greene and Wright counties in 1855.  James and Elizabeth were in the 1870 census for Washington Twp., Webster Co., MO.  He was listed as a farmer in 1860 and a physician in 1870.  (R‑10)

Children - McElwain

+7.  Rebecca Jane McElwain, b. 9 Feb. 1845, m. James Riley Hannah, 5 June 1864, d. 23 May 1916.

+8.  William Wallace McElwain, b. 3 May 1846, m. Harriet Long, 10 March 1865 (Webster Co., MO).  She was b.c. 1845.

+9.  David James McElwain, b. 30 May 1847, m. Nancy Caroline Hannah, 29 Dec. 1865, d. 3 March 1916.

+10.  Clarinda McElwain, b. 5 Nov. 1848, m. William Row, 31 Dec. 1865 (Webster Co., MO).  He was b.c. 1845.

+11.  Mary Jane McElwain, b. 19 March 1850, m. Charles Blackwell Hughes, d. 18 Jan. 1913.

+12.  Benjamin Franklin McElwain, b. 10 July 1851, m. Elizabeth Ellis, 20 April 1871 (Webster Co., MO).  She was b. 1850 in Webster Co., MO, and d. 1934.

+13.  Mahala Melvine McElwain, b. 9 March 1853, m. Jacob Gallion.  He was b.c. 1850.

  14.  Milton L. McElwain, b. 11 Nov. 1854.

 

Obadiah Seth Graves (3), called Seth, was born 9 Dec. 1826 in Coshocton Co., OH (not certain this county is correct), and died 4 July 1888 (or 1886) in Webster Co., MO.  He married Melinda Jane Wadkins, daughter of Joel Wadkins, on 7 Oct. 1847 in Christian Co., IL.  She was born 9 Aug. 1825 in TN, and died 20 Nov. 1911 in Marshfield, Webster Co., MO.  She was listed as Jane M. Graves in 1880.  They were in the 1870 and 1880 censuses for Ozark Twp., Webster Co., MO.  He was a farmer.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+15.  Lewis William Graves, b. Sept. 1851 (or 1 Nov. 1850), m(1) Mary Lavina Annie Patty, 2 March 1871, m(2) Clarcie Souder, 4 Aug. 1900, d. 3 Aug. 1923.

  16.  Thaddius Graves, b.c. 1854.  Not in the 1870 census.

  17.  Melinda Graves, b.c. 1862.

 

Thaddeus W. Graves (4) was born 19 Jan. 1834 (or possibly 1837[2]) in Kenton, Hardin Co., OH, and died before 1920.  According to the 1880 census for Whiteside Co., IL, he was age 43, living in Fulton, IL, born in OH to parents born in VT.  He married Amanda E. Geisinger on 14 June 1871 in Whiteside Co., IL, license no. 2866.  She was born about 1849 in MD to parents also born in MD.  They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Savanna, Carroll Co., IL.  Amanda was widowed and living with her son-in-law and his family in the 1920 census for Denver, CO.  Thaddeus was a day laborer and was doing odd jobs in 1910.

One possibility for the ancestry of Thaddeus Graves is the descendants of Rear Adm. Thomas Graves of Charlestown, MA.  There were several descendants named Thaddeus Graves who lived in VT, but none who have been connected with this Thaddeus.  (R‑8)

Children - Graves

  18.  Hattie Graves, b.c. 1874.

+19.  Walter T. Graves, b. 1 Jan. 1876, m. Hattie Westphal, 11 Jan. 1897.

  20.  Earnest Graves, b. 12 May 1881, never married.  Twin.  Living with his parents in 1900 and 1910, when he was working as a railroad switchman.  Couldn’t be found in the 1920 census.  Living in Savannah, Carroll Co., IL in 1930 census, still working as a steam railroad switchman, single.

+21.  Edith M. Graves, b. 12 May 1881, m. Mark R. Sheldon, c. 1908.

 

Allen Graves (5) was born in Dec. 1836 (or 25 Dec. 1837) in OH, and died 9 March 1915 in Webster Co., MO.  He married Rachel ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1836 in MO, and probably died before 1900.  They were in the 1880 census for Ozark Twp., Webster Co., MO.  Allen was was head of household in the 1900 census for Hazelwood Twp., Webster Co., MO, with widowed daughter Effie and her children living with him.  Although Allen was listed in 1900 as married, not widowed, his wife was not in the household and had probably died.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in MO, probably all in Webster Co.

Children - Graves

  22.  Louisa Graves, b.c. 1866.

  23.  Diana Jane Graves, b.c. 1868.

  24.  Stanford (or Standford) Graves, b. 1870.  Not found in any census after 1880.

+25.  Effa May Graves, b.c. 1872, m. Jordan Rost.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF M. LOUISA GRAVES (2) AND JAMES W. McELWAIN

Rebecca Jane McElwain (7) was born 9 Feb. 1845 in Marshfield, Webster Co., MO, and died 23 May 1916 in Tulare, Tulare Co., CA.  She married James Riley Hannah, son of William Harvey Hannah and Sarah Endsley, on 5 June 1864 in Webster Co., MO.  He was born 18 March 1840 in TN, and died 12 July 1919 in Visalia, Tulare Co., CA.  All their children were born in Webster Co., MO, at least the last 4 in Marshfield.  (R‑11)

Children - Hannah

  26.  John Monroe Hannah, b. 26 April 1866, d. 28 April 1942.

  27.  Sarah Louisa Hannah, b. 15 Oct. 1871, d. 21 Aug. 1964.

  28.  Ora Belle Hannah, b. 6 March 1873, d. 9 Oct. 1873.

  29.  James Walker Hannah, b. 31 Dec. 1876, d. 7 Jan. 1952.

  30.  Ellen (“Ella”) Florence Hannah, b. 26 Oct. 1888, d. 7 Jan. 1976.

 

William Wallace (“Will”) McElwain (8) was born 3 May 1846 in Marshfield, Webster Co., MO, and died 12 Jan. 1907 in Dawson Co., TX.  He married Harriet Long on 9 March 1865 in Webster Co., MO.  She was born in Feb. 1844 in TN.  All their children were born in MO.  (R‑11)

Children - McElwain

  31.  Sarah L. McElwain, b.c. 1867.

  32.  John Walter McElwain, b.c. 1869, d. 15 Feb. 1900 (New Boston, Bowie Co., TX).

  33.  Mollie C. McElwain, b.c. 1871.

  34.  Cora D. McElwain, b.c. 1873, d. 1900.

  35.  Daisy McElwain, b.c. 1875.

  36.  Vida Veneta McElwain, b.c. 1880, d. 1900.

  37.  Georgia E. McElwain, b. March 1882.

  38.  Charles McElwain, b.c. 1884, d. 30 Nov. 1899 (Marshfield, MO).

 

David James McElwain (9) was born 30 May 1847 and died 3 March 1916, both in Webster Co., MO.  He married Nancy Caroline Hannah on 29 Dec. 1865.  She was born 5 June 1847, and died 27 Oct. 1920 in Webster Co., MO.  They were both buried in McElwain Cem., Webster Co., MO.  (R‑10)

Children - McElwain

  39.  David Franklin McElwain, b. 11 Feb. 1840, m(1) Janie Sweet, m(2) Ella Nora Childress.  Janie was b. 13 Sept. 1875 and d. 27 Dec. 1903.  Ella was b. 14 Aug. 1878 and d. 1936.

  40.  Sarah Jane McElwain, b. 22 Jan. 1868, m. Ward Harman, 7 June 1885 (Webster Co., MO).  He was b.c. 1865.

  41.  James W. McElwain, b. 1 Jan. 1870.

  42.  William Burl McElwain, b. 17 Jan. 1872, m. Lucy Sweet.  She was b.c. 1875.

  43.  Martha Louise McElwain, never married.

  44.  Milton Riley McElwain, b. 23 May 1874, m. Emma Ekberg.  She was b.c. 1870.

  45.  Edward W. McElwain, b. 4 Feb. 1882, never married.

+46.  Margaret Doshia McElwain, b. 15 Nov. 1884, m. Albert Bismark Childress, d. 10 Sept. 1948.

  47.  John L. McElwain, b. 1887.

  48.  Pleasant Harrison McElwain, b. 11 Jan. 1888.

  49.  Robert Hinkle McElwain, b. 12 March 1892.

 

Clarinda McElwain (10) was born 5 Nov. 1848 in Marshfield, Webster Co., MO, and died before 1880.  She married William G. Rowe, son of Enoch Rowe and Margaret ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 31 Dec. 1865 in Webster Co., MO.  Both their children were born in MO.  (R‑11)

Children - Rowe

  50.  Newton V. Rowe, b. 17 June 1867, d. 29 July 1946 (Lewiston, Nez Perce Co., ID).

  51.  Milton Rowe, b.c. 1869.

 

Mary Jane McElwain (11) was born 19 March 1850 and died 18 Jan. 1913, both in Marshfield, Webster Co., MO.  She married Charles Blackwell Hughes.  He was born 14 March 1831 in Mobile, AL, died 26 Oct. 1930 in Olathe, KS, and was buried in Marshfield, MO.  All their children were born in Marshfield, MO.  (R‑10)

Children - Hughes

  52.  Louisa Hughes, b.c. 1869.

  53.  Columbus Hughes, b.c. 1871.

  54.  James Hughes, b.c. 1874, d. 1950 (Seymour, MO).

  55.  Solomon Hughes, b.c. 1876.

  56.  Liddie Hughes, b.c. 1877.

+57.  Charles Benjamin Hughes, b. 7 April 1880, m. Martha Bess Dean Stewart, 16 Feb. 1907, d. 9 May 1958.

 

Benjamin Franklin McElwain (12) was born 10 July 1851 in Marshfield, Webster Co., MO, and died in Aug. 1905 near Eufaula, Indian Territory (later OK), Payne Co., OK.  He married Elizabeth Jane (“Eliza”) Ellis, daughter of William Michael Ellis and Elizabeth M. Wilhite, on 20 April 1871 in Elkland, Webster Co., MO.  She was born 10 Aug. 1850 in Bedford Co., TN, and died 27 Jan. 1934 in Niangua, Webster Co., MO.  Louisa and James was born in TN, and all the others were born in MO, probably in Webster Co.  (R‑11)

Children - McElwain

  58.  Louisa Caldonia McElwain, b. 13 May 1872, d. 13 Feb. 1938 (Elkland, Webster Co., MO).

  59.  Lucy H. McElwain, b. 13 May 1872, d. 13 Feb. 1938 (Halfway, Polk Co., MO).

  60.  Eliza Mahala McElwain, b. 3 March 1873.

  61.  Eliza Adelia Jane McElwain, b. 29 June 1878, d. 5 July 1946 (Webster Co., MO).

  62.  James M. (“Jim”) McElwain, b. May 1880, d. 1880 (MO).

  63.  William B. (“Will”) McElwain, b. March 1882, d. 1904 (MO).

  64.  Ellen McElwain, b. 7 Sept. 1886, d. 12 Jan. 1964 (Claremore, Rogers Co., OK).

  65.  Edward O. (“Poke”) McElwain, b. 31 Oct. 1886, d. 7 Oct. 1961 (Claremore, Rogers Co., OK).

  66.  David Carl McElwain, b. 3 April 1892, d. 27 Dec. 1965 (Springfield, Greene Co., MO).

  67.  Clara Florence McElwain, b. 28 Nov. 1894, d. 13 May 1984 (Rogersville, Webster Co., MO).

 

Mahala Melvine (“Haily”) McElwain (13) was born 16 March 1853 and died 10 Aug. 1914, both in Marshfield, Webster Co., MO.  She married Jacob Andrew (“Jake”) Gallion, son of Stephen A. Gallion and Alamenta Casteel, on 9 March 1873 in Webster Co., MO.  He was born 20 Feb. 1854 in Iowa City, Wright Co., IA, and died 8 July 1932 in Marshfield, Webster Co., MO.  Their first 2 children were born in CO, and all the others in Webster Co., MO.  (R‑11)

Children - Gallion

  68.  James Walker Gallion, b. 1 Feb. 1873, d. 3 March 1945 (Marshfield, Webster Co., MO).

  69.  William Andrew Gallion, b. 20 Aug. 1875, d. 6 Nov. 1941 (Bell, Los Angeles Co., CA).

  70.  Clara Alminta Gallion, b. 21 Feb. 1877, d. 2 Feb. 1956 (Bonnerdale, Garland Co., AR).

  71.  Rebecca Isabel Gallion, b. 15 Dec. 1878, d. 11 Dec. 1964 (Marshfield, Webster Co., MO).

  72.  Milton Riley Gallion, b. 22 April 1881, d. 2 Dec. 1954 (San Diego, San Diego Co., CA).

  73.  Joseph Rex (“Joe”) Gallion, b. 30 Aug. 1884, d. 1 Feb. 1951 (Coronado, San Diego Co., CA).

  74.  Walter Benjamin Gallion, b. 15 Feb. 1886, d. 27 July 1945 (Kings Co., CA).

  75.  Edgar (“Ed”) Gallion, b. 19 Feb. 1888, d. 8 Oct. 1933 (Armona, Kings Co., CA).

  76.  Minnie E. Gallion, b. 22 Aug. 1890, d. 31 Oct. 1973 (Niangua, Webster Co., MO).

  77.  Vada Florence Gallion, b. 31 Oct. 1892, d. June 1899 (Marshfield, Webster Co., MO).

  78.  Stephen Lee Gallion, b. 27 Aug. 1894, d. 23 Oct. 1952 (Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., SD).

 

CHILDREN OF OBADIAH S. GRAVES (3) AND MELINDA J. ------

Lewis William Graves (15) was born in Sept. 1851 (or 1 Nov. 1850) in Taylorville, Christian Co., IL, died 3 Aug. 1923 in Marshfield, Webster Co., MO, and was buried in Lutheran Cem., Webster Co., MO.  He first married Mary Lavina Annie (or “Pinnie”) Patty (married by by W. F. Dugan, J.P.), daughter of Obediah W. Patty and Nancy Ann Milliken, on 2 March 1871 in Marshfield, Webster Co., MO.  She was born 6 March 1855 in Taylorville, Christian Co., IL, and died 29 March 1895 in Marshfield, Webster Co., MO.  He married second Clarcie (or Clarsey of Clarcy) T. Souder on 4 Aug. 1900.  She was born about 1871 in Jasper Co., MO, and died 19 March 1944 in Webster Co., MO.  Lewis was in the 1880, 1900, and 1910 censuses for Ozark Twp., Webster Co., MO.  They were in the 1920 census for Nash, Muskogee Co., OK.  He was a farmer.  (R‑1, R‑9)

Children - Graves, by Annie Patty

+79.  William Russell Graves, b. 30 May 1872, m. Mary Jane Richardson, 17 July 1896, d. 3 Dec. 1943.

  80.  Almira (or Almedia) Graves, b.c. 1874, d. 25 Oct. 1968 (Webster Co., MO).

  81.  Mahalia M. Graves, b.c. 1876, d. 1952 (Webster Co., MO)..

  82.  Nancy J. Graves, b.c. 1877, d. 1939.

+83.  Lewis Alexander Graves, b. 23 Feb. 1878, m. Lily Minnie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 20 Nov. 1934.

  84.  Mary Louise Graves, b. 25 April 1880 (Marshfield, Webster Co., MO), d. 11 July 1909 (Marshfield, Webster Co., MO).

  85.  Obediah Seth Graves, b. 22 Oct. 1883 (?), d. 2 Oct. 1947.  This may be the same as Oge Graves, b. March 1881, in the 1900 census.

  86.  Pheren Graves (son), b. Oct. 1883.

  87.  Cleopatra (“Cleo”) P. Graves, b. 21 Aug. 1885 (Marshfield, Webster Co., MO), d. 16 Sept. 1945 (Union City, Laclede Co., MO).

  88.  Charles Leroy (“Roy”) Graves, b. 5 July 1887, d. 1953.

  89.  Stanton B. Graves, b. March 1889.

+90.  Jesse Grover Cleveland Graves, b. 5 Oct. 1890, m. Lola B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1913, d. 17 Jan. 1970.

  91.  Dolly (or Dollie) Hester May Graves, b. 15 June 1892, d. 4 April 1926 (Douglas, McLean Co., ND).

+92.  Lawrence Walter Graves, b. 21 Sept. 1894, m. Verda Alma Downing, d. 16 Sept. 1942.

Children - Graves, by Clarcie ------

  93.  Nathan L. Graves, b. 1902, d. 14 June 1976 (Marshfield, Webster Co., MO), d. 14 June 1976 (Marshfield, Webster Co., MO).

  94.  Hattie Graves, b. 12 Aug. 1904, d. 8 Oct. 1905.

  95.  Sarah Ann Graves, b.c. 1905, d. 1974.

  96.  Georgia M. Graves, b.c. 1907, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Mop, d. 1983.

  97.  Joe Graves, b. 27 May 1909, d. 27 May 1911 (Webster Co., MO).

  98.  Thad E. Graves, b.c. 1912.

  99.  Henrietta Graves, b.c. 1915, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Andrews.

 

CHILDREN OF THADDEUS W. GRAVES (4) AND AMANDA GEISINGER

Walter T. Graves (19) was born 1 Jan. 1876 in Thomson, IL, and died about 1901.  He was a yardmaster for the railroad in Chicago before his early death.  He married Hattie Westphal on 11 Jan. 1897 in Carroll Co., IL, license no.4673.  She was born 3 July 1877 in Sabula, IA.  They had only one child.  (R‑8)

Children - Graves

+100.   Clarence Albert Graves, b. 15 Nov. 1897, m. Thelma Perrier, 23 July 1924.

 

Edith M. Graves (21) was born 12 May 1881 in IL.  She married Mark R. Sheldon about 1908.  He was born about 1877 in IL.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Denver, CO.  He was a switchman for a steam railroad.  Both their children were born in CO.

Children - Sheldon

  101.   Matthew G. Sheldon, b.c. 1910.

  102.   Myra M. Sheldon, b.c. 1913.

 

CHILDREN OF ALLEN GRAVES (5) AND RACHEL ------

Effa (“Effie”) May Graves (25) was born about 1872[3] (or June 1869, according to the 1900 census) in MO.  She married Jordan Rost (or Rast), son of Frederic Rost and Dulcema (or Dulcenia) ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was born about 1869 in MO, and died before 1900.  She was in the 1900 census for Hazelwood Twp., Webster Co., MO, as a widow.  She was in the 1910 census for High Prairie Twp., Webster Co., MO.  In the 1880 census, she was living with her family in Ozark Twp., Webster Co., MO, and he was living with his family in Hazelwood Twp., Webster Co., MO.  All their children were born in MO, probably in Hazelwood Twp., Webster Co.

Children - Rost

+103.   Thomas Earl Rost, b. 8 Dec. 1891, m. Garnett Martin, 2 April 1921, d. 20 July 1970.

+104.   Dorsey Opal Bost, b. 7 Aug. 1893, m. Louie Elmer Farr, 26 Dec. 1915, d. 21 Jan. 1989.

+105.   Annetta (or Anna or Annie Nettie) Bost, b. 21 June 1896, m. Elmer C. Farr, 27 Nov. 1915, d. 28 Sept. 1975.

  106.   Lee O. Bost, b. March 1898.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF DAVID J. McELWAIN (9) AND NANCY D. HANNAH

Margaret Doshia McElwain (46) was born 15 Nov. 1884, and died 10 Sept. 1948 in Webster Co., MO.  She married Albert Bismark Childress.  He was born 19 Oct. 1875, and died 3 Dec. 1943 in Webster Co., MO.  They were both buried in McElwain Cem., Webster Co., MO.  (R‑10)

Children - Childress

+107.   Edna Lucille Childress, b. 24 May 1908, m. Joseph Robert Renner, 21 July 1927, d. 1 Jan. 1993.

  108.   Alma Faye Childress, b. 6 Aug. 1910, m. Charles Walter Renner, 30 May 1934 (Webster Co., MO), d. 25 Dec. 1987.  He was b. 10 Oct. 1914, and d. 3 March 1989 in Webster Co., MO.

 

CHILDREN OF MARY J. McELWAIN (11) AND CHARLES B. HUGHES

Charles Benjamin Hughes (57) was born 7 April 1880 in Marshfield, Webster Co., MO, died 9 May 1958 in Wichita, KS, and was buried in Lawrence, KS.  He married Martha Bess Dean Stewart, daughter of James Wallace Stewart and Laura Ann Stevenson, on 16 Feb. 1907 in Valiant, OK.  She was born in Sept. 1891, died 1914, and was buried, all in Pope Co., AR.  Both their children were born in Marshfield, MO.  (R‑10)

Children - Hughes

+109.   Nina Jo Hughes, b. 15 Feb. 1909, m. Leneve George Rice, 31 Dec. 1929, d. 9 Oct. 1973.

+110.   Mary Arlene Hughes, b. 31 July 1912, m. Paul Decker Transue, 22 June 1942, d. 21 Oct. 1984.

 

CHILDREN OF LEWIS WILLIAM GRAVES (15)

William Russell (“Will”) Graves (79) was born 30 May 1872 in Webster Co., MO, and died 3 (or 5) Dec. 1943 in Laclede Co., MO.  He married Mary Jane Richardson, daughter of John R. Richardson (a.k.a. Mawhee) and Jo Ellen Langston, on 17 July 1896.  She was born in July 1877 (or 15 July 1880[4]) in Webster Co., MO, and died 12 Nov. 1962 in Springfield, Greene Co., MO.  They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Ozark Twp., Webster Co., MO.  They were in the 1920 census for Washington Twp., Webster Co., MO, and the 1930 census for Hooker Twp., Laclede Co., MO.  He was a farm laborer in 1900, a lead miner in 1910, and a farmer in 1920 and 1930.  All their children were born in MO.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑5)

Children - Graves

+111.   Homer Lee Graves, b. May 1898, m. Mary Mildred Shockley, 1 March 1930, d. 21 April 1976.

+112.   Roxie Ann Graves, b. 26 Nov. 1900, m. Joe Dubach, d. 1985.

  113.   Effie Jane Graves, b. 6 Jan. 1902, m. Claud Alva Gass, d. 14 March 1991.  He was b. 9 Oct. 1890 in Springfield, MO, and d. 1962.  3 sons and 3 daughters.

  114.   Leona Graves, b. 1905, d. 1906 (Webster Co., MO).

  115.   Martha (“Marthy”) Alice Graves, b.c. 1908, m. Clyde Williams, d. 1961.

  116.   Clarice Tennie Graves, b. 2 June 1910, d. 14 May 1958.

  117.   John W. Graves, b. 1912, d. 1989.

  118.   Mary Rachel Graves, b. 1915, d. 1993.

  119.   William (“Willie”) Russell Graves, Jr., b. 13 Nov. 1917, d. 23 Sept. 2001 (Lebanon, Laclede Co., MO).

 

Lewis Alexander Graves (83) was born 23 Feb. 1878 in Webster Co., MO, and died 20 Nov. 1934 in Ozark Twp., Webster Co., MO.  He married Lily Minnie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born in Aug. 1881 in MO.  They were in the 1900-1930 censuses for Ozark Twp., Webster Co., MO.  She was named as Minnie in 1900 and Lily M. in 1910, and possibly as Minnet (difficult to read) in 1920.  He was a farm laborer in 1900, worked a lead mine in 1910, and was a farmer in 1920 and 1930.  An uncle, Samuel W. Langston (age 78, born in Canada), was living with them in 1930.  It is possible that Lewis had a second marriage to Czylyla M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ (as seemed to show on the 1930 census), but it seems more likely that there was only one wife, and this first name may have been a variation of Lily.  All their children were born in MO.

Children - Graves

+120.   Elmer C. Graves, b. March 1900, m. Carrie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1925.

+121.   Harley Graves, b.c. 1903, m. Dora ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1929.

  122.   Flora Graves, b.c. 1905.

  123.   Lucile (“Lucy”) Graves, b.c. 1908.

  124.   Earnest (“Earny”) Graves, b.c. 1912.

  125.   Louis L. Graves, b.c. 1916.

 

Jesse (“Jessie”) Grover Cleveland Graves (90) was born 5 Oct. 1890 in Webster Co., MO, and died 17 Jan. 1970.  He married Lola B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1913.  She was born about 1895-1896 in MO.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Ozark Twp., Webster Co., MO.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in Webster Co., MO.

Children - Graves

  126.   Mildred Graves, b.c. 1914.

  127.   Alfred T. Graves, b.c. 1915.

  128.   Hester M. Graves, b.c. 1916.

 

Lawrence Walter Graves (92) was born in Sept. 1894 in Webster Co., MO, died 16 (or 2[5]) Sept. 1942 in a hospital in Springfield, MO, and was buried in Webster Co. Cem.  He married Verda Alma Downing, daughter of Martha Downing.  She was born 15 Sept. 1898 in MO.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Ozark Twp., Webster Co., MO.  All their children were born in Webster Co., MO.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

  129.   Virginia Edna Graves, b.c. 1916.

+130.   Ervin Henry Graves, b. 10 July 1918, m. Marie Stafford.

  131.   Retha M. Graves, b.c. 1920.

  132.   Glenn Graves

 

CHILDREN OF WALTER T. GRAVES (19) AND HATTIE WESTPHAL

Clarence Albert Graves (100) was born 15 Nov. 1897 in Savanna, IL.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑8)

Children - Graves

  133.   Lorraine Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1926, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Short.

  134.   Donald A. Graves, b. 23 June 1929.

  135.   Diane Graves, b. 23 June 1929, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Shuka.

 

CHILDREN OF EFFA M. GRAVES (25) AND JORDAN ROST

Thomas Earl (or Earl Thomas) Rost (103) was born 8 Dec. 1891 in Webster Co., MO, died 20 July 1970 in Jefferson City, MO, and was buried in Hawthorne Memorial Gardens, Jefferson City, MO.  He married Garnett Martin, daughter of Fenton Wilson Martin and Sarah Jane McAnally, on 2 April 1921 in Marshfield, MO.  She was born 23 Feb. 1904 in Webster Co., MO, died 2 Jan. 1989 in Jefferson City, MO, and was buried 5 Jan. 1989 in Hawthorne Memorial Gardens, Jefferson City, MO.  Their first 2 children were born in Marshfield, MO, and the next 2 in Seymour, MO.  (R‑6)

Children - Rost

+136.   Estelle Maxine Rost, b. 31 Dec. 1921, m. Clifford Ray Culver, 28 Aug. 1936.

  137.   Kenneth Earl Bost, b. 15 June 1925, m. Melva Rae Webb, 3 June 1951, d. 16 Jan. 1980 (Seattle, WA).  She was b. 10 Oct. 1934 in Wheeler Co., TX, and d. 12 Feb. 2003, dau. of Welford Foye Webb and Georgia Katherine Simmons.  3 children.

  138.   Lindsay Ross Rost, b. 11 June 1927, m. Christine Dochtermann, d. 19 Sept. 2001.  3 children.

  139.   Harold Walter Rost, b. 24 Sept. 1934, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Young, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Brockman, m(3) Vivian Leone Vaughn, 7 Oct. 1979 (Jefferson City, MO), d. 25 April 2004.  He was bur. in Pilot Grove, MO.  Vivian was b. 6 Jan. 1942 in Marshfield, MO.  2 children by Young.  1 child by Vivian Vaughn.

 

Dorsey Opal (or Opal Dorsey) Bost (104) was born 7 Aug. 1893 in MO, and died 21 Jan. 1989 in Springfield, MO.  She married Louie Elmer Farr, son of Isaac Allen Farr and Rachel Adaline Key, on 26 Dec. 1915 in MO.  He was born 23 April 1883 and died 31 March 1961, both in MO.  All their children were born in MO.  (R‑7)

Children - Farr

  140.   Ruby Pauline Farr, b.c. 1917, m(1) Claude R. McDonald, 12 Sept. 1938, m(2) Marvin Russell Dutton, 26 Dec. 1948.  Claude d. 18 Dec. 1944.  2 children by first marriage.

  141.   Mildred Lorrine Farr, b. 11 Jan. 1918 (Webster Co., MO), d. 19 Oct. 1918 (Webster Co., MO).

  142.   Helen Yvonne Farr, b. 12 Aug. 1919 (Seymour, Webster Co., MO), m. Gilbert Kyle Gorman, 16 Sept. 1944.  He was b. 10 June 1919 in Lockwood, Dade Co., MO, and d. Sept. 1986 in Springfield, MO, son of Benjamin Gorman and Susie Hill.  2 children.

  143.   Addie Mae Farr, b. 21 March 1921, m. Carl Norman Inman, 14 Sept. 1941.  2 children.

  144.   Georgia Lee Farr, b. 1923-1924, m. William Everett Southerland, 14 Sept. 1952.  1 child.

  145.   Celeste L. Farr, b. 22 July 1925, m. George Haynes, 24 Aug. 1951, d. Nov. 1984 (Springfield, MO).  He was b. 23 July 1921.  2 children.

  146.   child

 

Annetta (or Anna or Annie Nettie) Bost (105) was born 21 June 1896 in MO, and died 28 Sept. 1975.  She married Elmer C. Farr, son of James Alexander Farr and Nancy Caroline Reed, on 27 Nov. 1915.  He was born 3 Nov. 1890 in MO, and died 20 June 1974.  The 1920 census for High Prairie Twp., Webster Co., MO, shows Elmer, Anna, and their 2 children Hazel, 3, and Veda, 1, living with her parents Effie and Earl Rost.  The family was in the 1930 census for Hazelwood Twp., Webster Co., MO, with all children listed.  Children Everett and Shirley were not in either the 1920 or 1930 censuses.  (R‑7)

Children - Farr

  147.   Everett Farr, d. before 1930.

  148.   Shirley Farr

  149.   Hazel S. Farr, b.c. 1917.

  150.   Veda M. Farr, b.c. 1918.

  151.   Thelma M. Farr, b.c. 1921.

  152.   Leslie P. Farr, b.c. 1924.

  153.   Ival L. Farr, b.c. 1925.

  154.   Maxine V. Farr, b.c. 1928.

  155.   Charles Elmer Farr, b. 8 Feb. 1930, d. 24 July 1950 (Korea, during the Korean Conflict).

 

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[1] Her date and place of birth from the 1850 census.

[2] Although R‑8 said he was born in 1834, all the census records indicated his birth in 1837.

[3] She was in the 1880 census as age 2, and was not in the 1870 census.

[4] The 1900 census gives her date of birth as July 1877, but R‑9 gives it as 15 July 1880.

[5] R-1 said he died 16 Sept. 1942, and R-3 gave the date as 2 Sept. 1942.