Rev. 26 Nov. 1996, Gen. 354

 

DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DOUGLAS GRAVES AND MARY MAGDALENE ZIEGLER OF GA & AL

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

John Douglas Graves (1) was born about 1800 in GA, and died 20 Feb. 1863 in Autauga Co., AL. He married Mary Magdalene Ziegler (or Zeigler), daughter of John Jacob Zeigler and Katherine Speigner, about 1819 in Autauga Co., AL. She was born 1793-99 in SC, and died about 1855 in Elmore Co., AL. All their children were apparently born in Autauga Co., AL.

John secondly married Emily Susan Betsell on 31 May 1857 in Autauga Co., AL. She was born about 1816 in VA. In Autauga Co., AL Deeds Book DH, pp. 16, 17, is a prenuptual agreement between John D. Graves and Emily Susan, stipulating how she can use John's property if he dies first, and what she will inherit. Witnessed by William Zeigler and John J. Zeigler, 28 May 1857. (R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4)

Children - Graves

+2. Nancy Elizabeth Graves, b. 4 Oct. 1820, m. John S. Goree, 5 April 1838, d. 1887.

+3. Eliza Jane Graves, b.c. 1821, m. Milton Andrew Goree, 23 Jan. 1841, d. 1887.

4. daughter, b.c. 1825, d. before 1863.

5. Catherine ("Katie") Graves, b.c. 1827.

+6. Sarah H. Graves, b.c. 1832, m. Christopher C. Dickinson, d. after 1880.

+7. John Douglas Graves, Jr., b. 6 Aug. 1833, m(1) Katherine Hogan, m(2) Sara Jane Strock, d. 16 June 1891.

8. Thomas A. Graves, b.c. 1836, m. Jennie McFadden.

9. Robert Graves, b.c. 1838.

10. Alabama ("Puss") Graves, b.c. 1844, m. Henry A. Zeigler, 13 Dec. 1860.

11. William Graves, b.c. 1847, d. before 1863.

12. son, b.c. 1850, d. 1855-60 (before 1863).

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN D. GRAVES (1) AND MARY M. ZIEGLER

Nancy Elizabeth Graves (2), also known as Elizabeth Ann Graves, was born 4 Oct. 1820 in Autauga Co., AL. She married John S. Goree, son of Ephriam Goree and Celia (or Selah) Goree, on 5 April 1838 in Autauga Co., AL (her age 17, his age 26). He was born 15 Oct. 1811 in Newberry Dist., SC, and died 6 June 1877 in Robinson Springs, Elmore Co., AL. All their children were born in AL, at least the first 3 in Robinson Springs. (R-1)

Children - Goree

13. Mary Elizabeth Goree, b. 10 Feb. 1839, d. 15 Dec. 1913 (Elmore Co., AL).

14. Elizabeth ("Betty", "Bett", or "Bettie") Jane Goree, b. 29 Aug. 1841, d. 2 Jan. 1934.

+15. John Ephriam Goree, b. 25 Jan. 1844, m. Emma E. Spigener, 10 Jan. 1867, d. after 1870.

+16. Harriett Columbus Goree, b. 18 March 1846, m. William Thomas Mason Light, 7 Jan. 1868, d. 6 Nov. 1933.

17. Matilda Goree, b. 15 Dec. 1848.

 

Eliza Jane Graves (3) was born in 1821 in Autauga Co., AL, and died in 1887 in Elmore Co., AL. She married Milton Andrew Goree, brother of John S. Goree, on 23 Jan. 1841 in Autauga Co., AL. He was born 1 April 1814 in Newberry Dist., SC, and died in 1889 in Elmore Co., AL. All their children were born in Autauga Co., AL, except for the last one or two who were born in Elmore Co. (R-1)

Children - Goree

18. Sarah Goree, b. 1842.

19. John L. Goree, b. 1843.

+20. William Rice Goree, b. 4 Oct. 1845, m. Celena Emerline Strock, 23 Nov. 1871, d. 1 Nov. 1935.

21. Susan Goree, b. 1848.

22. James S. Goree, b. 1850, m. Ellen J. ------, c. 1876, d. 1891.

23. Lewis T. Goree, b. 1857.

24. Albert Gallatin Goree, b. 1859.

25. Caroline ("Carrie") Goree, b. 1860.

26. Martha Goree, b. 1862.

27. Milton Goree, b. 1866.

28. Catherine Goree

 

Sarah ("Sallie") Graves (6) was born about 1832 or 1833 in Autauga Co., AL. She married Christopher C. Dickinson. He was born about 1824 and died in 1898. (R-2)

Children - Dickinson

+29. James Madison Dickinson, b. 1854, m. ------, d. 1938.

 

John Douglas Graves (7) was born in 1834 in Autauga Co., AL. He first married Katherine Hogan on 7 Nov. 1861 (his age 28). They had no children. He secondly married Sara Jane Strock, daughter of John D. Strock and Ann Livingston of Autauga Co., on 14 Nov. 1869 in Elmore Co., AL. (Source: Graves Newsletter, vol. 1, #2, p. 8, and vol. 1, #3, p. 8, information sent by Mrs. W. C. Street, living in Gadsden, AL in 1969, and descended from William Arthur Graves.)

Children - Graves

30. Thomas Alonzo Graves, b. 11 Jan. 1871, d. 20 Nov. 1923.

31. William Arthur Graves, b. 4 July 1874 (Speigner, Elmore Co., AL), d. 19 Feb. 1944.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF NANCY E. GRAVES (2) AND JOHN S. GOREE

John Ephriam Goree (15) was born 25 Jan. 1844 and died after 1870. He married Emma E. Spigener on 10 Jan. 1867 in AL. (R-4)

Children - Goree

32. Thomas Belle Goree, b. 24 Nov. 1867.

+33. Richard Spigener Goree, b. 2 Oct. 1870, m. Ila Kate ------, d. 1947.

 

Harriet ("Hattie") Columbus Goree (16) was born 15 March 1846 in AL, and died 6 Nov. 1933 in Millbrook, AL. She married William Thomas Mason Light, son of William Dagett Light and Elizabeth T. Thornshill, on 9 Jan. 1868 in AL (her age 21, his age 19). He was born 15 Aug. 1848 in NC, and died 23 Jan. 1892. They were both buried in Robinson Springs Cem., Elmore Co., AL. He was a farmer. (R-4)

Children - Light

+34. John Sims Light, b. 8 May 1869, m. Lucie Manzie Lee Fussell, 4 June 1896, d. 10 Feb. 1936.

35. James R. ("Jimmie") Light (dau.), b. 5 Feb. 1869, m. Otis Harrison, d. Feb. 1946.

36. William D. Light, b. 15 March 1874, m. Ed Surratt, d. 16 May 1958.

37. Kate G. Light, b. 20 April 1877, d. 15 Oct. 1922.

38. Thomas M. Light, b. 20 July 1880, d. 11 Sept. 1946.

39. Hattie C. Light, b. 22 Feb. 1884, d. 9 Feb. 1957.

40. Foster Light, b. 9 Feb. 1887, m. Ada E. ------, d. 12 March 1969. He was bur. in Robinson Springs Cem., Elmore Co., AL; obituary in Wetumpka Herald, March 20, 1969.

 

CHILDREN OF ELIZA J. GRAVES (3) AND MILTON A. GOREE

William Rice Goree (20) was born 4 Oct. 1845 in Robinson Springs, Autauga Co., AL, and died 1 Nov. 1935 in Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL. He married Celena Emerline Strock, daughter of John Daniel Strock and Ann Catherins (or Catherine?) Livingston, on 23 Nov. 1871 in Elmore Co., AL. She was born 17 Nov. 1846 in Autauga Co., AL, and died 16 July 1902 in Elmore Co., AL. They were both buried in Ebenezer Methodist Church Cem.,Speigner, Elmore Co., AL. All their children were born in AL, and all died in Montgomery, AL. (R-1)

Children - Goree

41. Anne Eliza Goree, b. Sept. 1873, d.c. 1967.

42. Hattie Goree, b. Oct. 1877, d.c. 1950.

43. Willie Allie Goree, b. March 1879, d. 13 May 1928.

+44. Ida May Goree, b. 9 May 1880, m. James Maximillian Norsworthy, 30 April 1902, d. 30 Oct. 1974.

45. Beulah Goree, b. Oct. 1883 (Montgomery, AL), m. Charles Goodwin, d. 1974.

46. Jettie Goree, b. April 1887 (Montgomery, AL).

 

CHILDREN OF SARAH GRAVES (6) AND CHRISTOPHER C. DICKINSON

James Madison Dickinson (29) was born in 1854 and died in 1938. He married ------. (R-2)

Children - Dickinson

+47. James Watson Dickinson, b. 1888, m. ------, d. 1936.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM R. GOREE (20) AND CELENA E. STROCK

Ida May Goree (44) was born 9 May 1880 in Speigner, Elmore Co., AL, died 30 Oct. 1974 in Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL, and was buried in Greenwood Cem., Montgomery, AL. She married James Maximillian Norsworthy, son of James J. Norsworthy and Nancy Elizabeth Armstrong, on 30 April 1902 in Montgomery, AL. He was born 2 Jan. 1870, died 31 Oct. 1925, and was buried in Greenwood Cem., all in Montgomery, AL. All their children were born at home in Montgomery, AL (not certain that Julia was born at home), except for Ernest who was born in Speigner, Elmore Co., AL. (R-1)

Children - Norsworthy

48. Maxie May Norsworthy, b. 1 July 1903, d. 1951 (at her home, Birmingham, AL).

+49. Ernest Myzell Norsworthy, b. 4 July 1905, m. Mary Ione Rosser, 30 Jan. 1925, d. 6 Oct. 1987.

+50. Gladys Mildred Norsworthy, b. 5 Jan. 1908, m. Merritt Vandiver Redden, 26 Aug. 1929, d. 23 Nov. 1982.

+51. Julia James Norsworthy, b. 23 Jan. 1916, m. Joe Maxwell Dawkins, 6 July 1937, d. 1982.

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES M. DICKINSON (29)

James Watson Dickinson (47) was born in 1888 and died in 1936. He married ------. (R-2)

Children - Dickinson

52. Kelly D. Dickinson, b. 22 May 1917, m. ------ Coleman.

 

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