Revised 17 Nov. 1998, Gen. 278

 

DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM GRAVES AND SARAH HAMMONDS

OF NC & IN

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

William Graves (1) was born about 1795 in NC, and died 1860 in Morgan Co., IN. He married Sarah Hammonds. She was born about 1815 in VA, and died in Morgan Co., IN. They were both buried in Sand Creek Cem., Morgan Co., IN. They and their states of birth were listed on the death certificate of their son Daniel.

It is likely that William was a son of Peter Graves of Surry Co., NC, who was born about 1750-55. The 1810 census of Surry Co. lists the household of Peter Graves with 1 male 16-26 (probably Peter Jr. who married Sarah Carmichael), 1 male 10-15 (possibly this William Graves), and 2 males under 10. It is possible that this family descends from Capt. Thomas Graves of VA as follows: Thomas1, Francis2, Francis3, William4, Peter5, William6 m. Sarah Hammonds. However, it is more likely that Peter was either a son of a brother of William4 or descended from Capt. Thomas Graves by another line.

Another possible line of descent from Capt. Thomas Graves is: Thomas1, John2, Ralph3, Ralph4, Henry White5, son6, Peter7, William8 m. Sarah Hammonds. Descendants of both Peter Graves and Thomas7 Graves (a known son of the unknown son6) lived in MO and had the middle name of Jackson. The name Daniel was also used in the family of Thomas7 Graves. (R-1)

Children - Graves

+2. Daniel Graves, b. 17 April 1843, m. Amanda Melvina Lester, 7 March 1872, d. 10 April 1917.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GRAVES (1) AND SARAH HAMMONDS

Daniel Graves (2) was born 17 April 1843 in IN, died 10 April 1917 in Washington Twp., Morgan Co., IN. He lived in MO for a while. He may have had a sister named Emily. He married Amanda Melvina Lester on 7 March 1872 in Brown Co., IN. They probably had more than the one child listed below. (R-1)

Children - Graves

+3. William Jackson Graves, b. 22 May 1872, m. Rosetta Robbins, 13 April 1898, d. 13 May 1916.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF DANIEL GRAVES (2) AND AMANDA M. LESTER

William ("Bill") Jackson Graves (3) was born 22 May 1872 in MO, died 13 May 1916 in Martinsville, IN, and was buried in Centennial Cem., Martinsville. He married Rosetta Robbins, daughter of William Robbins and Susan Taylor, on 13 April 1898. (Her name was listed as Rose E. on her husband's death certificate.) She was born in 1879 in Brown Co., IN, died in 1932 in Martinsville, and was buried in South Park Cem., Martinsville, IN. She secondly married ------ Stierwalt. All their children were born in rural Martinsville, Morgan Co., IN. (R-1)

Children - Graves

+4. William Harvey Graves, b. 22 May 1899, m. Onetta Evon Jackson, 26 May 1945, d. 24 Sept. 1979.

5. Claude Graves, b. 17 Oct. 1905, d. 1 April 1950.

6. Marion H. Graves, b. 25 April 1909, m. Frances Nash, d. 26 Dec. 1960.

7. Ethel Marie Graves, b. 21 March 1911, m. John Finney, d. 5 June 1985.

8. Maude Graves

9. Grace Graves

 

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