Rev. 2 June 2015, Gen. 294

 

DESCENDANTS OF MADISON GRAVES AND SYLVIA ‑‑‑‑‑‑ OF CASWELL CO., NC

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Madison Graves (1) may have been born about 1830.  He married Sylvia ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1810 according to the 1880 census.  She was recorded on the 1880 census in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC.  They were listed on the marriage records of their sons Isaac and Spencer Graves as their parents.

Children - Graves

+2.   Isaac Graves, b.c. 1852, m. Adaline Lea, 24 Dec. 1873.

+3.   Spencer Graves, b. Nov. 1854, m. Rachel Brooks, 7 July 1877, d. 1910-1919.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF MADISON GRAVES (1) AND SYLVIA ------

Isaac Graves (2) was born about 1852 in Caswell Co., NC.  He married Adaline (“Addie”) Lea, daughter of Ned Lea and Joanah Lea, on 24 Dec. 1873 in Stony Creek, Caswell Co., NC[1].  She was born in Caswell Co., NC.

Children - Graves

+4.   Charles Henry Graves, b.c. 1879 (or 20 June 1873), m. Ada Graves, 6 Feb. 1905, d. 2 Sept. 1931.

 

Spencer Graves (3) was born in Nov. 1854 in NC, and died between 5 May 1910 (the date of the 1910 census) and 27 April 1919, Rachel’s death date.  He married Rachel Brooks, daughter of Levi Brooks and Matilda Simpson[2], on 7 July 1877 in Stony Creek, Caswell Co., NC[3].  She was born in July 1861 in NC, died 27 April 1919 in Stony Creek, NC, and was buried in Camp Springs United Methodist Church Cem., Camp Springs, Caswell Co., NC[4].  They were in the 1880, 1900, and 1910 censuses for Stony Creek, Caswell Co., NC.  All 6 of their children were still living in 1900.  All their children were born in NC, probably all in Caswell Co.

Children - Graves

+5.   Samuel Lee Graves, b. June 1875, m(1) Mamie L. Graves, 30 Dec. 1903, m(2) Minnie Blackwell, 24 Aug, 1908, d. 23 April 1947.

+6.   James Graves, b.c. 1877, m(1) Mollie Belle Brown, 2 Jan. 1901, m(2) Hattie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 10 Aug. 1964.

+7.   George Carlton Graves, b. March 1884, m(1) Caroline Brown, 7 Dec. 1904, m(2) Ida Slade, 5 Jan. 1916, m(3) Mattie Windsor, c. 1927, d. 2 Oct. 1933.

+8.   Spencer Thomas Graves, b. 27 May 1886, m. Lizzy Ray Bolden, 22 Feb. 1905, d. 21 Oct. 1941.

+9.   Amanda Graves, b. 2 July 1888, m. John David Brown, 20 Oct. 1908, d. 7 June 1930.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF ISAAC GRAVES (2) AND ADALINE LEA

Charles (“Charlie”) Henry Graves (4) was born about 1879 (or 20 June 1873[5]) in Caswell Co., NC, died 2 Sept 1931 in Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC[6], and was buried in Greenview Cem., Reidsville, NC.  He married Ada Graves, daughter of Jordon Graves and Alice Branick, on 6 Feb. 1905 in Rockingham Co., NC.  According to the marriage record for Jordan and Alice, Jordan’s parents were Bob Graves and Elmira Graves.  Ada was born Feb. 1882 in NC.  Ada may have been a daughter from a previous marriage since her birth date is before Jordan’s marriage date.  Charlie and Ada were recorded on the 1910-1930 censuses in Reidsville, NC; their children were born in NC.

Children - Graves,

    10.   Vendetta R. Maude Graves, b. 18 April 1904, m. Frederick H. Horton, Jr., 28 Feb. 1931 (Rockingham Co., NC), d. 13 May 2010.

    11.   Charlie Williamson Graves, b. 23 Dec. 1907 (Reidsville, NC), m. Pauline Miner, 27 March 1937 (Reidsville, NC), d. 16 Feb. 1994.

    12.   Annie M. Graves, b.c. 1910.

    13.   Lelia Beatrice Graves, b. 26 Nov. 1912 (Rockingham Co., NC).

    14.   Alice Graves, b.c. 1917.

    15.   Kathleen Graves, b.c. 1920.

    16.   Robert H. Graves, b. 6 Dec. 1922, d. 26 Jan. 1965.  Bur. Greenview Cem.

 

CHILDREN OF SPENCER GRAVES (3) AND RACHEL BROOKS

Samuel (“Sam”) Lee[7] Graves (5) was probably born in June 1875 in NC, died 23 April 1947, and was buried in Camp Springs United Methodist Church Cem., Camp Springs, Caswell Co., NC[8].  Although the 1900 census gives a date of June 1877, all the other censuses give the date as about 1875.  He was called Sam L. Graves in some censuses.  He first married Mamie L. Graves, daughter of Susan Desnoozes Graves of Genealogy 67, on 30 Dec. 1903 in Caswell Co., NC[9].  She was born about 1877, and died after 1906.  He married second Minnie Blackwell, daughter of Nat Slade and Mary Blackwell, on 24 Aug. 1908 in Caswell Co., NC[10].  She was born about 1889 in NC, and died after 1940.  They were in the 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 censuses for Stony Creek Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  He was a farmer.  All his children were born in NC, probably all in Caswell Co.

Children - Graves, by Mamie Graves

    17.   Rachel Graves, b.c. 1906.

Children - Graves, by Minnie Blackwell

    19.   Ella Graves, b. 12 Feb. 1910, m. Nathaniel Bumpas, d. 22 April 1974.  Bur. Camp Springs United Methodist Church Cem.  Recorded as Daisy M. in 1910.

    20.   Pearlie Lee Graves, b. 14 April 1911, m. Pattie U. Jones, 31 Dec. 1935 (Rockingham Co., NC), d. 14 June 1983.  Bur. Bur. Camp Springs United Methodist Church Cem

    21.   Clifton Colton Graves, b. 16 March 1913, m. Mattie Beatrice Bolden, d. 7 Feb. 1997.  She was b. 12 Nov. 1912, d. 8 May 1996.  Both bur. Camp Springs United Methodist Church Cem. (Camp Springs, NC).

    22.   James Robert Graves, b. 8 July 1914, d. 4 Jan. 1915.  Bur. Camp Springs United Methodist Church Cem.

    23.   Alice Beatrice Graves, b. 17 Feb. 1916.

+24.   Spencer Warren Graves, b. 14 (or 27) Aug. 1917, m(1) Gladys Summer, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑, d. 5 July 2002.

    25.   Odessa Graves, b. 24 June 1919.

    26.   Minnie Argellia Graves, b. 14 May 1920.

    27.   Etha Catherine Graves, b. 20 Sept. 1922.

    28.   Philander Preston Graves, b. 20 April 1924.

 

James (“Jim”) Graves (6) was born 28 Jan. 1878 in NC, died 10 Aug. 1964 in NC Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, Orange Co., NC[11], and was buried in Brown’s Chapel Baptist Church Cem., Matkins, Caswell Co., NC.  .  His usual residence was Reidsville, Caswell Co., NC.  He first married Mollie Belle Brown on 2 Jan. 1901 in Stony Creek, Caswell Co., NC.  She was born about 1884 in NC, died 22 April 1928, and was buried in Brown Arbor Church Cem., Camp Springs, Caswell Co., NC.  They were in the 1910 and 1920 censuses for Stony Creek Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  Three of their 4 children were still living in 1910, and his brother Carlton’s family was living with them in 1910.  He married second Hattie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1890 in NC.  She had been married previously.  Jim, Hattie, and children from both their marriages were shown in the 1930 census for Stony Creek Twp., NC.  He was a farmer.  All his children were born in NC.

Children - Graves, by Mollie B. Brown

    29.   child, d. before 1910.

    30.   Mary Helen Graves, b. 12 March 1904, m. George Carlton Bolden, d. 10 March 1967.  He was b. 7 May 1902, d. 1 March 1953.  Both bur. Camp Springs United Methodist Church Cem.

    31.   Calvin Graves, b.c. 1906.

    32.   Annie Rachel Graves, b. 14 March 1908.

    33.   Claudia Graves, b. 5 May 1910.

    34.   Mildred Graves, b.c. 1913.

    35.   Mattie Verna Graves, b. 13 Jan. 1915.

    36.   Alfred Madison Graves, b. 1 May 1917.

    37.   Albert Porter Graves, b. 4 Feb. 1919, m. Lucille ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 29 Dec. 1995.  Bur. Brown’s Chapel

    38.   Thelma Hawkins Graves, b. 5 Feb. 1920, d. 23 March 1928.  Bur. Brown Arbor Bapt. Church Cem. (Camp Springs, Caswell Co., NC).

    39.   Delalis Brown Graves, b. 11 April 1923.

Children - Graves, by Hattie ------

    40.   Veloist Graves, b.c. 1924.

 

George Carlton Graves (7) was born in March 1884 in NC, and died 2 Oct. 1933 in Stony Creek, Caswell Co., NC[12].  He first married Caroline Brown, daughter of Julius Brown and Ella ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 7 Dec. 1904 in Caswell Co., NC[13].  She was born 17 July 1885 in NC, and died 18 July 1911 in NC.  They were buried in Brown Arbor Baptist Church Cem., Camp Springs, Caswell Co., NC. They were in the 1910 census for Stony Creek Twp., Caswell Co., NC, living with his brother Jim.  He married second Ida Slade, daughter of Walter Brown and Millie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 5 Jan. 1916 in Stony Creek, NC[14].  She was born about 1894 in NC.  They were in the 1920 census for Stony Creek Twp.  He married third Mattie Windsor about 1927.  She was born about 1889 in NC.  They were in the 1930 census for Stony Creek Twp., along with nephews Porter Graves (20, son of Jim Graves) and Spencer E. Graves (28, son of Spencer Graves).  He was a farmer.

Children - Graves, probably by Caroline Brown

    41.   Otis C. Graves, b.c. 1907.

Children - Graves, probably by Ida Slade

    42.   Martha Graves, b.c. 1915.

 

Spencer Thomas Graves (8) was born 27 May 1886 in NC, and died 25 Nov. 1946.  He married Lizzy Ray Bolden, daughter of Paul Bolden and Lucinda Blackwell, on 22 Feb. 1905 in Stony Creek, Caswell Co., NC[15].  She was born 3 June 1887 in NC, and died 31 July 1953.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Stony Creek Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC, unless indicated otherwise.  They were buried in Camp Springs United Methodist Church Cem., Camp Springs, Caswell Co., NC.

Children - Graves

    43.   Lofton Graves, b. 4 July 1905, d. 15 Jan. 1934.

+44.   Percy Allen Graves, b. 22 Jan. 1908, m. Martha Lillian Matley, d. 21 Nov. 1973.

    45.   Spencer Edward Graves, b. 15 May 1910 (WV), m. Grace Gilreath, 10 Jan. 1937 (Stony Creek, Caswell Co., NC), d. 10 Nov. 1974 (Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC).  She was b.c. 1910 (NC).

    46.   Annie Odelia Graves, b. 3 July 1912 (Caswell Co., NC).

    47.   Daisy Lelia Graves, b. 3 June 1914 (Catawba[16] Co., NC), m. Willard Long, 5 Nov. 1938 (Alamance Co., NC), d. 13 Jan. 1994 (Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC).

    48.   Lena Adelaide Graves, b. 19 May 1916.

    49.   James Wilbert Graves, b. 21 June 1918 (Catawba Co., NC[17]), d. 1987.  Bur. Brown’s Chapel Church Cem.

+50.   George Fletcher Graves, b. 12 June 1920, m. Mary E. Patterson, d. 21 Sept. 1966.

    51.   Lavetta Graves, b. 3 Oct. 1922 (Catawba Co., NC[18]).

    52.   Connie Elvis Graves, b. 18 Oct. 1924, d. 10 Sept. 1983 (Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC).  Bur. Brown ‘s Chapel Church Cem.

    53.   Floyd Naymon Graves, b. 13 April 1927 (Catawba Co., NC[19]), d. 7 Jan. 1980 (Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC).

    54.   Herman Curtis Graves, b. 9 Feb. 1930, d. 4 May 2008 (Washington, DC).  Bur. Brown’s Chapel Church Cem.

 

Amanda (“Mandy”) Graves (9) was born 2 July 1888 in NC, and died 7 June 1930 in Stony Creek, Caswell Co., NC[20].  She married John David Brown, son of Walter Brown and Millie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 20 Oct. 1908 in Lynchburg, VA[21].  He was born 29 March 1889 in Madison Co., NC, died 20 July 1955 in Elon College, Alamance Co., NC, and was buried in Brown’s Chapel Baptist Church Cem., Caswell Co., NC[22].  They were in the 1910 census for Stony Creek Twp., Caswell Co., NC living with her parents.  At that time, she stated that her only child was not living.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Stony Creek, NC.  All their children were born in NC.  He was recorded on the 1940 census with his second wife.  He was a farmer.

Children - Graves

    55.   Clara Pearl Brown, b. 3 Aug. 1910, m. Ezra Pinnix, d. 22 July 1990 (Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC).  Six children.  Bur. Brown’s Chapel Church Cem.

    56.   John Carlton Brown, b. 21 March 1914 (Caswell Co., NC), d. 21 June 1914 (Stony Creek, NC).

    57.   Chestina Vetre Brown, b. 6 April 1915, d. 20 July 1915.  Bur. Brown Arbor Churc

    58.   Rachel Beatrice Brown, b.c. 1916, m. Willie Bryson, d. 28 Sept. 1966 (Burlington, Alamance Co., NC).  Bur. Brown’s Chapel Cem.

    59.   George Albert Brown, b.c. 1918, d. 22 Jan. 1960 (Reidsville, NC).

    60.   Ethel Brown, b.c. 1920, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Pritchett, d. 18 Aug. 1976 (Chapel Hill, Orange Co., NC.

    61.   Cornelia Roberta Brown, b. 29 May 1922, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑Pinnix, d. 19 Aug. 1988 (Burlington, NC).

    62.   Ella Bertha Odell Brown, b.c. 1924, m. John W. Scales, d. 24 Nov. 1982 (Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., , NC).  Bur. Garrett Grove Cem. (Rockingham Co., NC).

    63.   Otis Brown, b. 26 March 1925, m. Lottie M. Herbin, d. 19 Feb. 1973 (Chapel Hill, NC).

    64.   John Erwin Brown, b. 28 Feb. 1928.

    65.   James Brown, b. 23 Feb. 1930.

 

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[1] North Carolina, Marriages, 1741-2011, as posted on Ancestry.com.  His parents were listed as Madison Graves and Sylvia Graves.

[2] Her parents names were recorded on her death certificate.

[3] North Carolina, Marriages, 1741-2011, as posted on Ancestry.com.  His parents were listed as Madison Graves and Sylvia Graves.

[4] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 21184, as posted on Ancestry.com.  Also has another death certificate 14828 with the same information.  The undertaker was recorded as neighbors.

[5] According to his World War I Draft Registration Card, filed in Rockingham Co., NC.

[6] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 307, as posted on Ancestry.com

[7] His name was recorded as Samuel Lee Graves on son Spencer’s birth record.

[8] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 25704, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[9] North Carolina, Marriages, 1741-2011, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[10] North Carolina, Marriages, 1741-2011, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[11] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 25704, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[12] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 238, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[13] “North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979”, as posted on familysearch.org.

[14]“North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979”, as posted on familysearch.org.

[15] “North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979”, as posted on familysearch.org.

[16] She may have born in Caswell Co., NC not Catawba Co., NC since there are a number of errors in the Ancestry.com database regarding Catawba Co.

[17] He may have born in Caswell Co., NC not Catawba Co., NC since there are a number of errors in the Ancestry.com database regarding Catawba Co.

[18] She may have born in Caswell Co., NC not Catawba Co., NC since there are a number of errors in the Ancestry.com database regarding Catawba Co.

[19] He may have born in Caswell Co., NC not Catawba Co., NC since there are a number of errors in the Ancestry.com database regarding Catawba Co.

[20] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 190, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[21] Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[22] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 15541, as posted on Ancestry.com.