Rev. 31 May 2012, Gen. 250

 

BOOKER J. GRAVES AND CELIA A. E. ------ OF PITTSYLVANIA CO., VA

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Booker J. Graves (1) was born about 1830 (1827-1835) in VA.  He married Celia A. E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1836-1840 in VA.  They were in the 1870 census for North of Dan River, Pittsylvania Co., VA.  They were in the 1880 census for Pigg River, Pittsylvania Co., VA.  He was a farmer.

The white Graves families living in the immediate area were all descendants of Peyton Graves and Charlotte Pinkard of genealogy 220 (Francis Graves of VA).  There may be a match for Booker Graves and his family with some of the 45 slaves (in the 1860 census) of Dinny Graves (widow of James Graves who was a son of Peyton Graves).  See the Slave Records section on the African Ancestry page of the GFA website.

In 1870, Booker was living next to Foster Graves, who also had a son named Doctor.  They may have been brothers.  There was also a family in the 1880 census for Pigg River headed by another person names Doctor Graves, born about 1830, with wife Lucy.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

+2. Doctor M. Graves, b.c. 1851, m. Nancy ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 10 March 1890.

  3. James B. Graves, b.c. 1863.

  4. Thomas W. Graves, b.c. 1867.

  5. William L. Graves, b.c. 1872.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF BOOKER J. GRAVES (1) AND CELIA A. E. ------

Doctor M. Graves (2) was born about 1851[1] and died 10 March 1890, both in Pittsylvania Co., VA.  He married Nancy ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1860 in VA.  They were in the 1880 census for Pigg River, Pittsylvania Co., VA, living next to his parents.  She was in the 1910 and 1920 censuses for Pigg River, Pittsylvania Co., VA, widowed.  She has not yet been found in the 1900 census.  Doctor was a farmer.

According to the 1910 census, Nancy had 5 children and 4 were living in 1910.  It is believed that 3 of these were Della, Ethel, and Willie, but nothing has been found about Ethel and Willie.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  6. John C. Graves, b.c. 1876.

  7. Ethel Graves

+8. Della Graves, b.c. 1886.

  9. Willie Graves

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF DOCTOR M. GRAVES (2) AND NANCY ------

Della Graves (8) was born about 1886 in VA.  It is not known whether she married.  She may be the one in the 1900 census for Roanoke, VA, born Oct. 1881, working as a servant.  She was in the 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses for Pigg River, Pittsylvania Co., VA, living with her mother in 1910 and 1920.  In the 1930 census, cousins Tom and Risk Graves were living in the household, but their exact connection isnŐt known.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  10.  Burnelle (or Vernell) W. Graves, b.c. 1908.

  11.  Archie Graves, b.c. 1911.

  12.  Haywood Graves, b.c. 1913, m. Ruth Robertson.

  13.  Lucy Graves, b.c. 1915.

  14.  Rush Graves, b.c. 1918.

  15.  Carrington Graves, b.c. 1920.

 

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[1] His birth date of about 1851 is from the 1870 census.  His death record gives the date as about 1849.