Rev. 14 April 2017, Gen. 354

 

DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DOUGLAS GRAVES AND MARY MAGDALENE ZEIGLER 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 Zeigler2 (or Ziegler), 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[1] 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.

John Douglas Graves is almost certainly a son of John W. Graves and Sarah Warren of genealogy 150, based partly on Y-DNA test results.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑3, R‑4)

Children - Graves, by Mary M. Zeigler

+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[2], 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 McFadden2.

    9.  Robert Graves, b.c. 1838.

    10.   Alabama (“Puss”) Graves, b.c. 1844, m. Henry A. Zeigler[3], 13 Dec. 1860.  They were in the 1900 census for Van Zandt Co., TX, when her birthdate was given as Jan. 1847 in AL, and his as Sept. 1835 in AL.

    11.   William Milam 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[4], was born 4 Oct. 18207 in Autauga Co., AL, and died in 1887.  She married John S. Goree, son of Ephriam Goree and Celia (or Selah) Goree[5], on 5 April 1838[6] in Autauga Co., AL (her age 17, his age 26).  He was born 15 Oct. 1811[7] 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”) H. Graves (6) was born about 1832 or 1833 in Autauga Co., AL, and died after 1880.  She married Christopher C. Dickinson (or Dickerson).  He was born about 1824 and died in 1898.  They were in the 1860 census for Lowndes Co., AL.  They were in the 1880 census for Steep Creek, Lowndes Co., AL.  She was in the 1910 census for Steep Creek, AL, widowed and living with the family of her daughter Ida.  All their children were born in Lowndes Co., AL.  (R‑2, R‑6)

Children - Dickinson/Dickerson

+29.   James Madison Dickinson, b.c. 1854, m. Emma Thomas, d. 31 March 1938.

    30.   John R. Dickerson, b.c. 1856.

    31.   William T. Dickerson, b.c. 1859.

    32.   Ida E. Dickerson, b.c. 1863, d. 1914 (Steep Creek, Lowndes Co., AL).

    33.   Mary B. Dickerson, b.c. 1877, d. 19 July 1898 (Lowndes Co., AL).

 

John Douglas Graves (7) was born 6 Aug. 1833 in Autauga Co., AL, and died 16 June 1891 in Elmore, Elmore Co., AL.  He first married Katherine Hogan on 7 Nov. 1861 (his age 28).  They had no children.  He secondly married Sara (or Sarah) 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.)  (R‑4)

Children - Graves, by Sarah Jane Strock

    34.   Thomas Alonzo Graves, b. 11 Jan. 1871 (Elmore, Elmore Co., AL), d. 20 Nov. 1923 (AL).

+35.   William Arthur Graves, b. 4 July 1874, m. Caroline Belle Johnson, 18 Dec. 1895, 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

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

+37.   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

+38.   John Sims Light, b. 8 May 1869, m. Lucie Manzie Lee Fussell, 4 June 1896, d. 10 Feb. 1936.

    39.   James R. (“Jimmie”) Light (dau.), b. 5 Feb. 1869, m. Otis Harrison, d. Feb. 1946.

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

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

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

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

    44.   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

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

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

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

+48.   Ida May Goree, b. 9 May 1880, m. James Maximillian Norsworthy, 30 April 1902, d. 30 Oct. 1974.

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

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

 

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

James Madison Dickinson (29) was born about 1854 in Lowndes Co., AL, and died 31 March 1938 in Union Springs, Bullock Co., AL.  He married Emma (“Emmie”) R. Thomas.  She was born about 1862 in AL.  All their children were born in AL.  (R‑2, R‑6)

Children - Dickinson

+51.   Idelle Dickinson, b. 3 Jan. 1886, m. Flavious Leland Burge, d. 21 Jan. 1950.

+52.   James Watson Dickinson, b. 23 May 1888, m. Elizabeth Brightman, 15 Sept. 1910,, d. 27 Jan. 1937.

    53.   Emma Dickinson, b. Aug. 1890.

    54.   Bertha Dickinson, b.c. 1893 (Steep Creek, Lowndes Co., AL).

    55.   Douglas Dickinson, b.c. 1895 (Steep Creek, Lowndes Co., AL).

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN D. GRAVES (7) AND SARAH J. STROCK

William Arthur Graves (35) was born 4 July 1874 in either Speigner or Elmore, Elmore Co., AL, and died 19 Feb. 1944 in Lafayette, Chambers Co., AL.  He married Caroline (“Carrie”) Belle Johnson, daughter of Nathaniel B. Graves and Jennie Clemitine (“Clemmie”) Young, on 18 Dec. 1895 in Deatsville, Autauga Co., AL.  She was born 11 May 1877 in Rollins, and died 7 Dec. 1931 in Deatsville, both in Autauga Co., AL.  All their children were born in AL, probably all in Autauga Co.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

    56.   Sarah L. Graves, b.c. 1897.

    57.   Ruth E. Graves, b.c. 1900, d. July 1950 (Autauga Cc., AL).

    58.   John A. Graves, b.c. 1901, d. 14 June 1957 (Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL).

    59.   Alice Graves, b. 17 June 1903 (Deatsville, Elmore Co., AL), d. 10 July 1982 (AL).

    60.   Margarette Graves, b.c. 1906, d. 8 Nov. 1994 (Post Falls, Kootenai Co., ID).

+61.   Willie B. Graves, b.c. 1908, m(1) John Travis1908 Graves, c. 1924, m(2) Herbert Powell, d. June 1986.

    62.   Walter C. Graves, b.c. 1913, m. Fannie B. Graves, d. 18 Nov. 1968 (Tucson, Pima Co., AZ).  She was b.c. 1906 in AL.

    63.   Clara Elizabeth Graves, b. 28 Nov. 1914 (Rollins, Autauga Co., AL), d. 17 June 2009 (Yuma, Yuma Co., AZ).

    64.   Thomas Alexander (“Jake”) Graves, b. 2 Aug. 1916 (Marbury, Autauga Co., AL), d. 17 Aug. 1998 (Prattville, Autauga Co., AL).

    65.   Hazel Catherine Graves, b. 12 May 1918 (Rollins, Autauga Co., AL), d. 5 Aug. 2000 (Seattle, King Co., WA).

    66.   Vesta Jean Graves, b. 15 Jan. 1926 (Deatsville, Autauga Co., AL), d. 16 Sept. 2010 (Ontario, Malheur Co., OR).

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

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

Ida May Goree (48) 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

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

+68.   Ernest Myzell Norsworthy, b. 4 July 1905, m. Mary Ione Rosser, 30 Jan. 1925, d. 6 Oct. 1987.

+69.   Gladys Mildred Norsworthy, b. 5 Jan. 1908, m. Merritt Vandiver Redden, 26 Aug. 1929, d. 23 Nov. 1982.

+70.   Julia James Norsworthy, b. 23 Jan. 1916, m. Joe Maxwell Dawkins, 6 July 1937, d. 1982.

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES M. DICKINSON (29)

Idelle Dickinson (51) was born 3 Jan. 1886 in Clifton, Wilcox Co., AL, and died 21 Jan. 1950 in Anne Manie, Wilcox Co., AL.  She married Flavious Leland Burge, son of Richard Mason Burge and Mary Amanda Miller.  He was born 20 Jan. 1883 in Clifton, AL, and died 21 Aug. 1959 in Anne Manie, AL.  They were in the 1920, 1930 and 1940 censuses for Clifton, AL, where he had a general merchandise store.  (R‑6)

Children - Burge

    71.   Cecil Leland Burge, b. 5 June 1910 (Clifton, Wilcox Co., AL), m. Girtie Sanders, 3 Dec. 1934 (Camden, Wilcox Co., AL), d. 14 Jan. 1979 (Anne Manie, Wilcox Co., AL).  She was b.c. 1908 in Amite Co., MS, and d. in Arlington, Wilcox Co., AL, daughter of Isaac Sanders and Lav ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

James Watson Dickinson (52) was born 23 May 1888 in Lowndes Co., AL, and died 27 Jan. 1937 in Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.  He married Elizabeth (“Prue”) Brightman, daughter of Willett Travis Brightman and Laura Kelly, on 15 Sept. 1910 in Lowndes Co., AL.  She was born 22 May 1891 in AL, and died 10 Sept. 1974 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.  They were in the 1930 census for Hayneville, Lowndes Co., AL, and she was in the 1940 censes, widowed, for Hayneville..  All their children were born in Hayneville.  (R‑2, R‑6, R‑7)

Children - Dickinson

    72.   James Watson Dickinson, b.c. 1912, m. Mary Frances Primm, d. 1990 (Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL).  She was b. 21 April 1915 in Camden, AL, and d. 1 Jan. 1962 in Montgomery, AL.

    73.   Van Brightman Dickinson, b. 4 Aug. 1915, d. 1 Jan. 1982 (Hayneville, AL).

    74.   Kelly D. (or Laura K.) Dickinson, b. 22 May 1917, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Coleman.

    75.   Dickinson (“Dick”) B. Dickinson, b. 12 July 1919, d. 12 Dec. 1942.

    76.   son

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM A. GRAVES (35) AND CAROLINE B. JOHNSON

Willie B. Graves (61) was born about 1908 in AL, and died in June 1986 in Prattville, Autauga Co., AL.  She married Herbert Powell, son of James L. Powell and Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 23 Dec. 1929 in Autauga Co., AL[8].  He was born about 1906 in AL.  Willie and Herbert were in the 1930 census for Autauga Co., AL, living with his parents.  They were in the 1940 census for Prattville, Autauga Co., AL.  (R‑4)

Children - Powell

    77.   Patricia A. Powell, b.c. May 1940.

 

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[1]According to R-3.

[2]According to R-2.

[3]According to R-2 and R-3.

[4]R-4 provided this alternative name and the middle name of Elizabeth, but he thinks it may not be correct.

[5]She was Ephriam’s 2nd cousin, both descended from Claudius (or Claude Claudius) Gory and Jeanne ------.

[6]Autauga Co., AL Marriages, vol. 1, p. 89, with John D. Graves permission, says April 8.  John S. Goree Bible says April 5.

[7]John S. Goree’s Bible, Bible Records, vol. 1, Barbour Co., AL, Cobb Co. Library, G929.3761.

[8] Alabama, County Marriages, 1805-1967, Ancestry.com.