Revised 6 July 2005, Gen. 258

 

DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE WILLIAM GRAVES OF GA, MS & TX

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

George William Graves (1) was born about 1814 in GA[1], and died in Wood Co., TX.  He married Lewelander ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1821 in GA[2].  Mrs. Norris (R‑1) stated that she was from Wales, but that was probably her parents or earlier ancestors, since 1880 census records for their children state that both parents of George and Lewelander were born in GA.  Her name may be a poorly spelled version of the Welsh male name Llewellyn.

They and all their children were listed in the 1860 census for Holly Springs, Wood Co., TX (except for Matilda who had married by that time).  According to that census, their first 2 children were born in GA, the next 3 in MS, and the last in TX.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+2.  Matilda J. Graves, b.c. 1843, m. John William Patrick, 1860, d. 1880.

  3.  George Graves, b.c. 1845.

  4.  Albert J. (“Bert”) Graves, b. 21 March 1847, m. Martha E. Grogan, 23 Oct. 1866[3].  He is probably the Bert Graves mentioned in the Wood County Democrat who died 9 Jan. 1933.  Martha was b. 23 Dec. 1848 and d. 21 Oct. 1908.  They were both buried in the Sand Springs Cem., Wood Co., TX.  (R‑1, R‑3)

  5.  Mary Ellen Graves, b.c. 1850, m. G. W. Chapman, 7 May 1882[4].

+6.  Robert Avery Graves, b.c. 1855, m. Mary Elizabeth Moore, c. 1876, d. 1890.

  7.  Martha F. Graves, b.c. 1858.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE WILLIAM GRAVES (1)

Matilda J. Graves (2) was born about 1843 in GA (according to the 1860 census) or in MS (according to the 1870 census).  She died in 1880, probably in childbirth with her last child.  She was buried near Sulphur Springs, TX, probably in Caney Cem.  She married John William (or Williams) Patrick in 1860.  He was son of Henry Patrick (b. GA[5]) and Rachel M. Smith (b. GA).  He was born 7 March 1842, probably in Upshur Co., TX[6], died 5 May 1918 in Wood Co., TX, and was buried in Sand Springs Cem.  He served in Co. E under Capt. Renshaw in the Civil War.  He was 19 and she was 17 when they married and started farming.  They lived in Holly Springs, Wood Co., TX.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Patrick

  8.  Martha L. Patrick, b.c. 1860.

  9.  Mary Patrick, b. April 1862.

+10.  Sarah Alice Patrick, b. 8 July 1865, m. Thomas Florence Dodgen, 26 Dec. 1880, d. 10 Oct. 1920.

+11.  Henry Noel Patrick, b. March 1867, m. Bettie E. Sells, 27 Aug. 1893, d. 21 Dec. 1944[7].

+12.  Albert Kelly Patrick, b. 26 July 1869, m. Minnie Ola Shipp, 8 Jan. 1891, d. 30 Dec. 1949.

+13.  George William Patrick, b. 1 April 1872, m. Mary Eleanor Britton, 13 Feb. 1895, d. 11 March 1944.

+14.  Robert E. Lee Patrick, b. 14 April 1875, m. Norma C. Weeks, 15 Oct. 1896, d. 16 July 1959.

+15.  John Wade Hamilton Patrick, b. 12 March 1876, m(1) Emma Reese, m(2) Cordelia C. (Shirey) Crabb, 11 Oct. 1903, d. 24 May 1958.

+16.  Walter Jackson Patrick, b. 12 March 1878, m. Melinda Adaline Reese, 4 Nov. 1897, d. 16 May 1959.

  17.  Clara W. (or Claude) Patrick, b. April 1880[8], died in infancy.

 

Robert Avery Graves (6) was born about 1855 or 1856 in MS, and died in 1890 in Wood Co., TX.  He married Mary Elizabeth (“Betty”) Moore, daughter of William Moore and Lucinda Warren (b. LA), about 1876 at about age 21.  She was born about 1869 in MS, died in 1935 in Ballinger, Runnels Co., TX, and was buried in Navajo Cem., Jackson Co., OK.  All their children were born in Wood Co., TX.  After Robert died, Mary and Jeff lived with daughter Donie Smith for a while.  (R‑1, R‑3, R‑5)

Children - Graves

+18.  George William Avery Graves, b. 18 July 1877, m(1) Nora Mildred Tyce, m(2) Irene Laudrom, d. 1972.

+19.  Mertis Fredonia Graves, b. 18 Sept. 1879, m. Arthur Smith, 6 Oct. 1898, d. June 1973.

+20.  Robert Jefferson Graves, b. 26 Jan. 1884, m. Bessy Smith.

  21.  Thomas Graves, b.c. 1882.

+22.  Perry Murphy Graves, b. 26 Jan. 1887, m. Willie Chapman, d. 1985.

  23.  Asbury Graves, b. Dec. 1890.

  24.  Unnamed triplets

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF MATILDA J. GRAVES (2) AND JOHN W. PATRICK

Sarah Alice Patrick (10) was born 8 July 1865 and died 10 Oct. 1920, both in TX.  She married Thomas Florence ("Flint") Dodgen on 26 Dec. 1880 in Hunt Co., TX.  He was born 27 June 1860 in GA, and died 23 Oct. 1928 in TX.  They were both buried in Hopewell Cem., Wood Co., TX.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑3)

Children - Dodgen

  25.  William Claude Dodgen, b. 15 April 1883, m. Rosa L. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1 May 1956.  Bur. Lee Cem., Wood Co., TX.

  26.  Luther L. Dodgen, b. Nov. 1884, m. Mary Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1951.  Bur. Lee Cem., Wood Co., TX.

  27.  Hardee C. Dodgen, b. March 1887, d. 24 Feb. 1936.  Bur. Hopewell Cem., Wood Co., TX.

  28.  Barney A. Dodgen, b. Feb. 1889, m. Delia S. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1951.  Bur. Lee Cem., Wood Co., TX.

  29.  Albert D. Dodgen, b. Feb. 1891, m. Lorene N. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 24 May 1957.  Bur. Lee Cem., Wood Co., TX.

  30.  Ollie Dodgen, b. Dec. 1893, m. Ezra Carter.

  31.  Cleburn Dodgen, b. Sept. 1895.

  32.  son, b. and d. 19 June 1898.  Bur. Hopewell Cem., Wood Co., TX.

  33.  Ottis Dodgen, b. July 1899.

  34.  Maud Dodgen, b. 1900.

  35.  Jimmy D. Dodgen, b. 1906.

 

Henry Noel Patrick (11) was born March 1867 in TX, and died 1 Jan. 1944 in Harris Co., TX.  He married Bettie E. Sells on 27 Aug. 1893 in Wood Co., TX.  She was born in Nov. 1872 in TN, and died 6 Dec. 1933.  They were both buried in Sand Springs Cem., Wood Co., TX.  All their children were born in TX, and all (except Myrtle) were buried in Sand Springs Cem., Wood Co., TX.  (R‑3)

Children - Patrick

  36.  William Edgar Patrick, b. Jan. 1895, m. Madge Dowell, 15 April 1920 (Wood Co., TX), d. 21 Dec. 1939.

  37.  James Bryan Patrick, b. 11 Sept. 1896 (Wood Co., TX), m. Jewell Dowell, 18 Sept. 1920, d. 18 Dec. 1945 (Harris Co., TX).

  38.  Henry Noel Patrick, b. 1903, m. Agnes Moss, d. 1958.

  39.  Myrtle F. Patrick, b. 1906, m. Kyle W. Rapp.

  40.  Euel Patrick, b.c. 1908, d. 1928 (Wood Co., TX).

 

Albert Kelly ("Burt") Patrick (12) was born 26 July 1869 in Wood Co., TX, and died 30 Dec. 1949 in Dallas, TX.  He married Minnie Ola Shipp on 8 Jan. 1891 in Wood Co., TX.  She was born 31 July 1873 in AL, and died 4 Sept. 1910 in Mineola, TX.  They were both buried in Sand Springs Cem., Wood Co.  All their children were born in Wood Co.  (R‑3)

Children - Patrick

  41.  son, b. and d. 25 Sept. 1893.  Bur. Sand Springs Cem., Wood Co., TX.

  42.  Edna Patrick, b. Jan. 1895.

  43.  John Lester Patrick, b. 15 April 1897, m. Onie Johnson, Sept. 1914 (Wood Co., TX), d. 16 Feb. 1930.  Bur. Sand Springs Cem., Wood Co., TX.

  44.  Isaac M. Patrick, b. Jan. 1899.

  45.  Virginia Patrick, b. 1901 (Quitman, Wood Co., TX), m. Elwin Dewitt Willis, d. 18 Oct. 1984 (Houston, TX).

  46.  Louie L. Patrick, b. 1903.

  47.  Annell (or Arnell) Kelly Patrick, b. 1905.

  48.  Minnie Bell Patrick, b. 1907, m. R. C. Mullins, Aug. 1925 (Wood Co., TX).

  49.  Avis Patrick, b. 1910, m(1) Byron Robinson, Sept. 1925 (Wood Co., TX), m(2) Hubert Haynes.

 

George William Patrick (13) was born 1 April 1872 in TX, and died 11 March 1944 in Wood Co., TX.  He married Mary Eleanor[9] ("Lena") Britton on 13 Feb. 1895 in Wood Co., TX.  She was born 17 Dec. 1877 in TX, and died 11 Sept. 1960.  They were both buried in Sand Springs Cem., Wood Co., TX.  All their children were born in Wood Co.  (R‑3)

Children - Patrick

  50.  Thurman Patrick, b. 2 Dec. 1895, d. 13 May 1896 (Wood Co., TX).  Bur. Sand Springs Cem., Wood Co., TX.

  51.  Bessie May Patrick, b. 3 March 1897, d. 8 March 1897 (Wood Co., TX).  Bur. Sand Springs Cem., Wood Co., TX.

  52.  Maggie M. Patrick, b. March 1898, m. Aubrey Sullivan.

  53.  Rosa L. Patrick, b. Jan. 1900, m. Olen Hayes, d. 1979.

  54.  Viola ("Ola") Patrick, b. 15 Jan. 1902, d. 12 March 1902 (Wood Co., TX).  Bur. Sand Springs Cem., Wood Co., TX.

  55.  Rubie Patrick, b. 16 Feb. 1903, d. 13 May 1904 (Wood Co., TX).  Bur. Sand Springs Cem., Wood Co., TX.

  56.  Effie M. Patrick, b. 1905, m. Mabry Vickery.

  57.  William Carroll Patrick, b. 4 July 1908, m. Ona Champion, 23 Dec. 1933 (Wood Co., TX), d. 1954.  Bur. Sand Springs Cem., Wood Co., TX.

  58.  George Earl Patrick, b. 8 June 1910, m. Idra Belle Haisten.

  59.  Estell Patrick, b. 1912.

  60.  Alice Patrick, b. 1916.

 

Robert E. Lee Patrick (14) was born 14 April 1875[10] in TX, and died 16 July 1959 in Wood Co., TX.  He married Norma[11] C. Weeks, daughter of J. M. Weeks and Nancy Franks, on 15 Oct. 1896 in Wood Co., TX.  She was born 22 Sept. 1875 in AL, and died 13 Oct. 1958 in Wood Co., TX.  They were both buried in Pilgrims Rest Cem., Wood Co.  All their children were born in Wood Co., TX.  (R‑3)

Children - Patrick

  61.  Ella Mae Patrick, b. 25 Oct. 1897, m. James Albert Owens, 28 Feb. 1914, d. 30 May 1926.  Bur. Pilgrims Rest Cem., Wood Co., TX.

  62.  Velma G. Patrick, b. May 1899, m. Henry Brickey.

  63.  Walter Chester Patrick, b. 6 July 1900 (or 1903), m. Edith O. Lehnis, 23 Dec. 1917, d. 6 Jan. 1977.

  64.  Elmer Garnett Patrick, b. 1905, m(1) Elsie Moore, 1923, m(2) Dorothy Chole Cauley, 1964, m(3) Lorene Ingram Brown, 1968, m(4) Mardivey McAllister Henson, 24 March 1975 (OK).

  65.  Nora J. Patrick, b. 25 Aug. 1906, d. 14 Sept. 1925 (Wood Co., TX).  Bur. Pilgrims Rest Cem., Wood Co., TX.

  66.  Cletta Faye Patrick, b. 1911, m. Harold Brown.

  67.  Essie Dee Patrick, b. 28 Sept. 1912, m. Owen W. Haisten.

  68.  Inez Patrick, b. 1917, m. Ted Brannon.

 

John Wade Hamilton Patrick (15) was born 12 March 1876 in TX, and died 24 May 1958.  He first married Emma Reese.  He married second Cordelia C. (Shirey) Crabb on 11 Oct. 1903 in Wood Co., TX.  She was born in 1878 in AL.  All their children were born in Wood Co., TX.  (R‑3)

Children - Patrick

  69.  Roy T. Patrick, b. 1905.

  70.  Irene Patrick, b. 1907.

  71.  Reuben Shirey Patrick, b. 1910.

  72.  Ralph Patrick, b. 1911.

  73.  Maudaline Patrick, b. 1916.

 

Walter Jackson Patrick (16) was born 12 March 1878 in Hunt Co., TX, and died 16 May 1959 in Dallas, TX.  He married Melinda Adaline ("Addie") Reese, daughter of William J. C. Reese and Laura Melinda Griffin, on 4 Nov. 1897 in Wood Co., TX.  They were both buried in Sand Springs Cem., Wood Co., TX.  All their children were born in Wood Co.  (R‑3)

Children - Patrick

  74.  Alfred Bruce Patrick, b. 14 July 1898, m. Evie Browning Dixon, d. 9 Dec. 1963 (Wood Co., TX).  Bur. Pilgrims Rest Cem., Wood Co., TX.

  75.  John Elbert Patrick, b. 5 Feb. 1902, m(1) Jessie Ruth Brown, m(2) Opal L. Ingram, 1934.

  76.  Noble Bryce Patrick, b. 16 March 1903, m. Thelma Bailey, 23 April 1926, d. 17 Nov. 1963.  Bur. Pilgrims Rest Cem., Wood Co., TX.

  77.  Walter Floyd Patrick, b. 29 July 1908, d. 9 March 1915 (Wood Co., TX).

  78.  Ethel Matilda Patrick, b. 15 Sept. 1910, m(1) Red C. Klingaman, m(2) Milton C. Yarbrough, 22 June 1934 (Mineola, TX), d. May 1975 (Dallas, TX).  Bur. Woodside Grand Saline (?), TX.

  79.  Troy D. Patrick, b. 29 Sept. 1912, m. Edna Audie Owens, 4 Aug. 1934.

  80.  Bernice Lee Patrick, b. 3 Sept. 1921, m. Robbie Chaney.

 

CHILDREN OF ROBERT A. GRAVES (6) AND MARY E. MOORE

George William Avery ("Will") Graves (18) was born 18 July 1877 in Wood Co., TX, and died in 1972 in NM.  He first married Nora Mildred Tyce.  He secondly married Irene Laudrom.  (R‑1, R‑4)

Children - Graves, by 1st wife

+81.  Robert Franklin Graves, b. 1902, m. Clara Thelma Rowe, d. 1992.

  82.  Grace Graves

Children - Graves, by Irene Laudrom

  83.  Nara Graves

  84.  Lareen Graves

 

Mertis Fredonia ("Donie") Graves (19) was born 18 Sept. 1879 in Wood Co., TX, died in June 1973 in Madera, CA, and was buried in Madera, CA.  She married Arthur Ezekiel Smith, son of Green Russell Smith and Molly Emiline Brown, on 6 Oct. 1898 in Wood Co., TX.  He was born in Feb. 1879 in Wood Co., TX, and died in 1935 in Altus, OK.  (R‑1)

Children - Smith

  85.  Lilly Mary Smith, b. 10 June 1899 (Carbon, Eastland Co., TX), m. Ray Scott.

  86.  Crystal Graves Smith, b. Nov. 1900 (Golden, Wood Co., TX), d. June 1902.

  87.  Erma Vashti Smith, b. Nov. 1902 (Golden, Wood Co., TX), d. 1904.

  88.  Grady Russell Smith, b. Feb. 1905 (Wood Co., TX), m. Nellie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 15 March 1977.

  89.  Hascal Columbus Smith, b. Aug. 1907 (Wood Co., TX), m. Grace McKenzie, d. 5 April 1970.

  90.  Sybil Belle Smith, b. 19 April 1910 (Golden, Wood Co., TX), m. Robert W. Castleberry, 29 July 1927.

  91.  Myrtice Estelle Smith, b. Nov. 1911 (Mineola, Wood Co., TX), m. Woodson McDaniel, 24 Sept. 1931.

  92.  Arlis Ura Smith, b. Sept. 1913 (Wood Co., TX), m. Arlean Stagg, 13 Oct. 1932.

  93.  Opal Vera Smith, b. Dec. 1916 (Tipton, OK), m. Boyd Swearingen, 29 Oct. 19‑‑.

  94.  Oma Era Smith, b. Dec. 1916 (Tipton, OK), m. Edjar Irwin, 29 Oct. 193‑.

 

Robert Jefferson ("Jeff") Graves (20) was born 26 Jan. 1884.  He first married Bidy (“Bama”) Collins, daughter of George Collins and Mary Jane Vaughn.  She was born about 1890-1891 and apparently died by 1910.  Their son, Jeff, stated that his father was already living near Blair, OK, and went back to marry Bidy.  He married second Bessy Smith.  (R‑1, R‑5)

Children - Graves, by Bidy ------

  95.  Gladys Graves, b. 1905.

Children - Graves, by Bessy Smith

  96.  Fred Graves, b. 1911.

  97.  Bertie Graves, b. 1913.

  98.  Lucile Graves, b. 1915.

+99.  Jefferson Wayne Graves, b. 1922, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  100.  Roy Graves, b. 1924.

  101.  Junior (Jeff?) Graves, b. 1925.

  102.  Ruth Graves, b. 1927.

  103.  Paul Avery Graves, b. 1933.

 

Perry Murphy Graves (22) was born 26 Jan. 1887 in Wood Co., TX, and died in 1985 in Altus, OK.  He married Willie Chapman.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  104.  Albert Graves (the oldest)

  105.  Betty Graves

  106.  Nina Graves

  107.  Pauline Graves

  108.  Joy Graves

  109.  Jack William Graves, b. 12 Dec. 1918.

  110.  Bobby Graves

  111.  Talmar Graves

  112.  Perry Graves

  113.  Dora Graves

 

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[1]According to the 1860 census for Holly Springs, Wood Co., TX.  R-2 had said that he was born about 1824 in NC (perhaps based on the 1870 census).

[2]According to the 1860 census for Wood Co., TX.

[3]Date from tombstone, which reads: “A.J. Graves and Martha E. Grogan was married October 23, 1866.”

[4]According to Wood Couty Marriages.

[5] R-1 said he was born in AL, but R-3 said 1850 and 1860 censuses show GA.

[6] R-3 said John W. Patrick was definitely born in TX, but she does not have proof that it was in Upshur Co.  The tax roll shows his father in Upshur Co. in 1847.

[7] R-1 gives his death date as 21 Dec. 1944, and R-3 says 1 Jan. 1944.

[8] R-1 gave birth date as 12 Feb. 1880, but R-3 said it was April 1880, based on census age of 2 months.

[9] R-1 gave her middle name as Ellen.

[10] R-1 gave his date of birth as 1973, but R-3 gave 1975.

[11] Her name given as Normer by R-3.