Rev. 11 Dec. 2012, Gen. 368

 

DESCENDANTS OF PHILLIP GRAVES AND ELIZABETH STRICKLAND

OF TN & TX

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Phillip (or Philip) Graves (1) was born about 1813-1815 in TN, and probably died before 1870.  He married Elizabeth Strickland in Panola Co., TX.  She was born about 1830-1835 in TX.  He was a farmer.  He owned land in Panola Co. in 1841-1910.  The land was from a land grant to Ames Strickland, so it is believed that Phillip inherited or bought the land from his father-in-law.  On the death record of Emaline Graves, it stated that her mother was a Strickland.  They were listed in the 1850 census for Panola Co., TX, page 153, which listed Philip, Elizabeth, and their first 5 children, all children born in TX.  The 1860 census for Beat 4, Parker Co., TX, Weatherford P.O., listed Philip, 47, Elizabeth, 30, Sarah, 18, Mary, 10, Eliza, 8, Philip, 6, Samuel, 4, and John, 2.  In the 1870 census for Panola Co., TX, the 4 youngest children were living with their brother William, indicating that perhaps both parents had died.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+2. Emaline Graves, b. 19 Aug. 1837, m. Champion Travis Traylor Jones, 17 Nov. 1853.

+3. William B. Graves, b. 10 Feb. 1838, m. Mary Yates, d. 25 March 1913.

  4. Sarah Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1844, m. Washington (“Wash”) Rose.  No children.

  5. Nancy Graves, b.c. 1846.

+6. Mary A. Graves, b.c. 1848, m(1) H. G. Moore, m(2) John H. Estes, 12 Aug. 1877.

  7. Eliza or Louisa Graves, b.c. 1852.

  8. Phillip Graves, b.c. 1854.

  9. Samuel Graves (probably Samuel Houston (“Heuse”) Graves), b.c. 1856.

  10.  John Graves, b.c. 1858.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF PHILLIP GRAVES (1) AND ELIZABETH STRICKLAND

Emaline (or Emeline) Graves (2), sometimes called Emily, was born 19 Aug. 1837 in Texas.  She married Champion Travis Traylor Jones on 17 Nov. 1853.  He was born about 1824 in AL.  They were in the 1860 census for Beat 14, Panola Co., TX.  They were in the 1870 census for Precinct 5, Shelby Co., TX.  He was a farmer, and in 1910 was listed as a stock farmer.  Their children were born in TX.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑4)

Children - Jones

+11.  Elizabeth Jane Jones, b. 15 Sept. 1854, m. William Guinn Porter, 4 Sept. 1868, d. 12 April 1942.

  12.  William Jones, b.c. 1857.

 

William B. Graves (3) was born 10 Feb. 1838 in TX, and died 25 March 1913 in Jack Co., TX.  He married Mary Yates.  She was born about 1839 or 1841 in TX.  They were in the 1860 and 1870 censuses for Panola Co., TX.  In 1870, Louisa, 14, Phillip, 13, Sam, 12, and John, 10, siblings of William, were living with them.  They were in the 1880 census for Ellis Co., TX.  They were in the 1900 census for Precinct 6, Jack Co., TX.  They were in the 1910 census for Lost Oak, Jack Co., TX, with sons Alexander and James A. living with them, both single.  4 of their 5 children were living in both 1900 and 1910.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in TX.

According to R‑8, Will B. Graves married Sarah Bolen, and his mother was Sarah Boigman, born about 1826 in GA.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

  13.  Elizabeth (or Laura) Graves, b.c. 1857 or 1860.  In 1860, Laura was listed as a child, age 3 months.  In 1870, Elizabeth was listed as age 13.  It is not certain these were the same person.

+14.  William Samuel Graves, b. 10 April 1865, m. Emma Kate Scott, c. 1888, d. 5 April 1954.

  15.  Alexander (“Aleck” or “Zan”) Graves, b.c. 1866.

  16.  James Amos Graves, b.c. 1869.  Called Amos in 1900 census.

+17.  Edgar Lafayette Graves, b. 3 March 1878, m(1) Martha (“Mattie”) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1900, m(2) Fannie Elderene Tow, 21 June 1909, d. 19 Nov. 1960.

 

Mary A. (“Mollie”) Graves (6) was born about 1848 in TX.  She first married H. G. Moore.  He was born about 1848 in AR.  They were in the 1870 census for Beat 5, Panola Co., TX.  He was a farmer.  She married second John H. Estes on 12 Aug. 1877.  Mary died when Della was quite young.  They were living near Marietta, OK at the time, and she was buried there in the Simon Cem.

The John Estes family was on the 1880 census in Tarrant Co., TX.  Mary’s sister Sarah and her husband were living in the house with them.  (R‑3)

Children - Moore

+18.  Sarah Elizabeth Moore, b.c. 1867, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Chambless, m(2) John Wesley Wooten.

+19.  Jesse James Moore, b. 1870, m. Rosa (Wooten) Chambless.

Children - Estes

+20.  John Henry Estes, b. 1879, m. Myrtle Cole.

+21.  Vaudie Lee Estes, m. Gladys Wooten.

+22.  I’Della Effie Estes, b. 4 March 1886, m. William Thomas Rose, 27 Aug. 1902.

  23.  twin boy, died at birth.

  24.  twin boy, died at birth.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF EMALINE GRAVES (2) AND CHAMPION JONES

Elizabeth Jane Jones (11) was born 15 Sept. 1854 in Shelby Co., TX (or 15 May 1857 in Panola Co., TX[1]), and died 12 April 1942 in Cherokee Co., TX.  She married William Guinn Porter, son of Lorenzo Dow Porter and Martha Bowlin, on 4 (or 13[2]) Sept. 1868 in Shelby Co., TX.  He was born 8 Dec. 1847 in Carroll Co., AR, and died 22 (or 12) [3]Jan. 1914 in Shelby Co., TX.  All their children were born in Shelby Co., TX.  (R‑1, R‑4)

Children - Porter

+25.  James Henry Porter, b. 10 March 1871, m. Lula Plemons, 15 Jan. 1892, d. 1914.

+26.  Martha Emeline Porter, b. 12 Oct. 1872, m. Sam H. Crawford, 3 Nov. 1893, d. 3 Nov. 1913.

+27.  Robert Allen Porter, b. 18 Dec. 1873, m. Lillie Florence Risinger, 17 Oct. 1901, d. 19 Oct. 1965.

+28.  Lela Porter, b. 19 Sept. 1875, m. Johnny Porter.

  29.  Mary Ola Porter, b. 1 Oct. 1878, m. Robert Richard ("Bob") Porter, 8 Dec. 1908 (Shelby Co., TX), d. 31 July 1955 (Panola Co., TX).

+30.  William Riley Porter, b. 3 Nov. 1881, m. Lucy Sistrick.

  31.  Edna Porter, b. 10 Jan. 1884, m. James Oliver, 21 May 1905 (Shelby Co., TX).

+32.  Annie Parzetta Porter, b. 28 May 1887, m. O. B. Porter.

+33.  Nettie Alice Porter, b. 1 Nov. 1890, m. Samuel Franklin Burley Harris, 6 Nov. 1906, d. 4 Aug. 1975.

+34.  Alonzo Porter, b. 9 Nov. 1893, m. Myrtle Darby, c. 1920, d. 8 Sept. 1986.

+35.  Walter Dewey Porter, b. 14 April 1898, m. Dellion Darby, 1920, d. 6 Aug. 1977.

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM B. GRAVES (3) AND MARY YATES

William Samuel Graves (14) was born 10 April 1865 in Ellis Co., TX, and died 5 April 1954 in Jack Co., TX.  He married Emma Kate Scott about 1888.  She was born in Dec. 1870 in AR.  They were in the 1900 census for Jack Co., TX, when all 4 of their children were living.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

  36.  Olin Graves, b. Sept. 1888.

+37.  Rupert Elmer Graves, b. 15 Sept. 1891, m. Jeffie Clarise Cannon, c. 1915, d. 23 Sept. 1966.

  38.  Mabel Graves, b. May 1896.

  39.  Nala Graves, b. Dec. 1897.

 

Edgar Lafayette Graves (17) was born 3 March 1878 in Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX, and died 19 Nov. 1960.  He first married Martha (“Mattie”) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1900.  She was born in April 1881 in TX.  They were in the 1900 census for Precinct 6, Jack Co., TX, living very near his parents.  He married second Fannie Elderene Tow, daughter of Thomas Wiley Tow and Elizabeth Jane Pierce, on 21 June 1909 in Kenna, Roosevelt Co., NM.  She was born 9 Sept. 1891 in Ardmore, Carter Co., OK, and died 31 Dec. 1980 in Muskogee, Muskogee Co., OK.  He has not been found in the 1910 census.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Beck, McIntosh Co., OK.  He was a farmer.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves, by Martha ------

  40.  Willie Graves, b. 14 Nov. 1900 (Post Oak, Jack Co., TX), d. June 1972 (Arvin, CA).

  41.  Grace Ola Graves, b. 28 Oct. 1902 (Post Oak, Jack Co., TX), d. 15 Jan. 1985 (Checotah, McIntosh Co., OK).  Called Ola in 1920 census.

Children - Graves, by Fannie E. Tow

  42.  Allie Calvin Graves, b. 2 May 1913 (Kena, NM), d. 4 Oct. 1999 (Tahlequah, Cherokee Co., OK).

  43.  Minnie Mae Graves, b. 9 Sept. 1915 (Kenna, NM), d. 5 May 1942 (Checotah, McIntosh Co., OK).

  44.  Vada L. Graves, b.c. Dec. 1918 (AR).

  45.  Ada J. Graves, b.c. Dec. 1918 (AR).

  46.  Ellis Edgar Graves, b. 23 Nov. 1923 (Portales, NM), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 25 July 1945 (New Haven, CT), d. 7 Dec. 1992 (Alameda, CA).

  47.  daughter

 

CHILDREN OF MARY A. GRAVES (6)

Sarah Elizabeth Moore (18) was born about 1867 in TX.  She first married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Chambless.  She married second John Wesley Wooten, who had 5 girls and one boy by a previous marriage.  John and Sarah were buried in the Box Cem., Cleveland Co., OK.  (R‑3)

Children - Chambless

  48.  Hattie Chambless, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Merrell.  Had 10 children.

+49.  Esther Chambless, m. Jess Womack.

Children - Wooten

  50.  Emma Wooten, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hughes.

  51.  Annie Wooten, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Weddle.

  52.  Ollie Wooten, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Martin.

  53.  Essie (or Jessie) Leo Wooten, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  54.  William Wooten; last known living in California.

 

Jesse James Moore (19) was born in 1870 in TX.  He married Rosa (Wooten) Chambless.  She had 5 Chambless children by her previous marriage: Dennis, Opal, Ruby, Lillie and Lydia (twins).  They lived in Okmulgee, OK.  (R‑3)

Children - Moore

  55.  Audie Moore

  56.  King Moore, m. Clara ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was a preacher.  They lived in CA.

 

John Henry Estes (20) was born in 1879 in TX.  He married Myrtle Cole.  They lived in Purcell, OK.  (R‑3)

Children - Estes

  57.  Lorena Estes, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Madden, m(2) John Karr.  2 boys by Mr. Madden.  John Karr worked for the Santa Fe Railroad.

  58.  Ruth Estes, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Madden (brother of Lorena’s husband).  10 children.

  59.  Halsie Estes, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  5 children.

 

Vaudie Lee Estes (21) was born about 1884 in TX.  He married Gladys Wooten.  She was born about 1888 in CO.  They were in the 1910 census for Canadian Twp., Cleveland Co., OK.  They were in the 1920 census for Eason Twp., Pottawatomie Co., OK.  He was a farmer.  They were in the 1930 census for Walnut Twp., Caddo Co., OK.  They later moved to New Mexico.  All their children were born in OK.  (R‑3)

Children - Estes

  60.  Glenn B. Estes, b.c. 1906, m. Vera ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  61.  Olean M. Estes, b. 1909, m. Marvin Mills.

  62.  Wesley A. Estes, b.c. 1913, m. Juanita ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  63.  Flora Mae Estes, b.c. 1915, m. Cecil Reid.  No children.

  64.  Ruby Lee Estes, b.c. 1917, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  1 son, Tony, by her 1st marriage.

 

I’Della Effie Estes (22), called Della, was born 4 March 1886.  She married William Thomas Rose on 27 Aug. 1902.  They lived in Cleveland Co., OK.  In the 1900 census, Indian Territory, Chickasaw Nation, Della was living with her aunt and uncle, Sarah and Wash Rose.  (R‑3)

Children - Rose

  65.  Thelma Rose, b. 27 June 1903, m. James Albert Hodges.  6 children.

  66.  Troy Lee Rose, b. 27 April 1905, m. Lee Delle Shives.  3 sons.

  67.  Mildred Marie Rose, b. 4 June 1920, d. 4 Nov. 1922.

  68.  Lu Jana Rose, b. 17 Nov. 1924, m(1) Granville Gish, m(2) Shorty Reed.  One son by Granville Gish.  Lived in Pauls Valley, OK.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH I. JONES (11) AND WILLIAM G. PORTER

James Henry Porter (25) was born 10 March 1871 and died in 1914, both in Shelby Co., TX.  He married Lula Plemons on 15 Jan. 1892 in Shelby Co., TX.  She was born in 1875 in Shelby Co., TX.  All their children were born in Shelby Co.  (R‑4)

Children - Porter

  69.  Minnie Ann Porter, b. 28 Dec. 1894, m. Ernest Dendy, d. 14 Sept. 1973 (Carthage, Panola Co., TX).

  70.  Edgar Porter, b. 16 March 1896, d. 1 April 1899 (Shelby Co., TX).

  71.  Josephine Porter, b. 1898, m. Barney Morris, d. 1969 (Victoria, Victoria Co., TX).

+72.  Homer Alvin Porter, b. 6 Jan. 1901, m. Opal Willie Elizabeth Langley, 13 March 1925, d. 11 Aug. 1970.

 

Martha Emeline ("Mattie") Porter (26) was born 12 Oct. 1872 and died 3 Nov. 1913, both in Shelby Co., TX.  She married Sam H. Crawford on 3 Nov. 1893 in Shelby Co., TX.  He was born in June 1867 in TX.  (R‑4)

Children - Crawford

  73.  W. L. Crawford

  74.  William Herman Crawford, b.c. 1895 (Shelby Co., TX), m. Ruth May, 1925, d. June 1972 (Harrison Co., TX).

  75.  George Allen Crawford, b.c. 1898 (Shelby Co., TX).

  76.  Clara (Clair?) Crawford, b.c. 1903, m. Jack Farrel.

 

Robert Allen Porter (27) was born 18 Dec. 1873 and died 19 Oct. 1965, both in Shelby Co., TX.  He married Lillie Florence Risinger, daughter of Lucien Lanear Risinger and Nancy Francis Wright, on 17 Oct. 1901 in Shelby Co., TX.  She was born 28 March 1876, and died in 1916 in Shelby Co., TX.  All their children were born in Shelby Co., TX.  (R‑4)

Children - Porter

  77.  Hallie Porter, b. 9 Oct. 1903, m. Forrest Billingsley, 30 Dec. 1931 (Shelby Co., TX), d. 1988.  He d. Aug. 1984 in Shelby Co., TX.

  78.  Hattie Porter, b. 7 Dec. 1905, m. George Dewey Frazier, 13 Nov. 1927 (Shelby Co., TX), d. 29 Sept. 1990 (Shelby Co., TX).  He was b. 7 Dec. 1901, and d. 8 Dec. 1974 in Shelby Co., TX.

+79.  William Claude Porter, b. 26 March 1908, m. Martha Pollard, d. Oct. 1992.

  80.  Robert Clyde Porter, b. 18 April 1910, d. 1975.

  81.  Alfred Clarence Porter, b. 10 May 1912, m. Myrtle Fay (?), d. Jan. 1977 (Shelby Co., TX).  She was b. 1912 and d. 14 May 1965.

 

Lela Porter (28) was born 19 Sept. 1875 in Shelby Co., TX.  She married Johnny Porter.  (R‑4)

Children - Porter

  82.  Arthur Porter

  83.  Birdie Porter

  84.  Linnie Porter

  85.  Willie Mae Porter

 

William Riley Porter (30) was born 3 Nov. 1881 in Shelby Co., TX.  He married Lucy Sistrick.  (R‑4)

Children - Porter

  86.  Christen Porter, m. Vern Bridges.

  87.  Virgie Porter, m. Virgil Ricesinger.

  88.  Ezra Porter, b. after 1900, m. Shirley Rogers.

 

Annie Parzetta Porter (32) was born 28 May 1887 in Shelby Co., TX.  She married O. B. ("Obe") Porter.  He was born in 1892 and died in 1936.  (R‑4)

Children - Porter

  89.  Bertha Porter, m. Alfred Seagraves.

  90.  J. T. Porter, m. Betty Doral.

  91.  Lois Porter, m. Fred Railey.

  92.  Margie Porter, m. Donald Pack.

  93.  Ollie Porter, m. Doc Tomlinson.

 

Nettie Alice Porter (33) was born 1 Nov. 1890 (or 11 Jan. 1891[4]) in Shelby Co., TX, and died 4 Aug. 1975 in Cherokee Co., TX.  She married Samuel Franklin Burley Harris, son of Joseph Harris and Susan Patton, on 6 Nov. 1906 in DeSoto Parish, LA.  He was born 5 (or 4[5]) July 1877 and died in 1954, both in Cherokee Co., TX.  (R‑1, R‑4)

Children - Harris

  94.  Mertie B. Harris, b. 5 Nov. 1909 (Tenaha, Shelby Co., TX), m. William Green, d. 13 Nov. 1994 (Cherokee Co., TX).

  95.  Frank Harris, b. 1911, m(1) Milly Leon Sanders, m(2) Sybil ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  96.  June Harris, b. June 1912 (Panola Co., TX), d.c. 1913.

+97.  Elbertis Ross Harris, b. 27 Sept. 1914, m. Thelma Estelle Gillum, 11 Aug. 1935.

  98.  Geneva Harris, b. 1919 (Cherokee Co., TX), m. Charles Washburn, d. 1958.

  99.  Eula Mae ("Macie") Harris, b. 1926, m. David Mize, 1941.

  100.  Walter Roy Harris, b. 1926, m. Lillie Sides, 1945.

 

Alonzo ("Lonnie") Porter (34) was born 9 Nov. 1893 in Shelby Co., TX, and died 8 Sept. 1986 in Nederland, Jefferson Co., TX.  He married Myrtle Darby, daughter of Henry O. Darby and Minnie Thompson, about 1920.  She was born 9 July 1898, and died in May 1974 in Nederland, TX.  (R‑4)

Children - Porter

  101.  Billy Gene Porter, b. after 1920, m. Joyce Harris.

+102.  Mary Jane Porter, b. after 1920, m. Albert Lee Kelley.

  103.  W. L. Porter, b. 29 Nov. 1921, m. Dell Johnson, d. 12 Oct. 1991 (Nederland, Jefferson Co., TX).

 

Walter Dewey Porter (35) was born 14 April 1898 in Shelby Co., TX, and died 6 Aug. 1977 in Cherokee Co., TX.  He married Dellion Darby in 1920.  (R‑4)

Children - Porter

  104.  daughter, b. 1925.

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM S. GRAVES (14) AND EMMA K. SCOTT

Rupert Elmer Graves (37) was born 15 Sept. 1891 in Jack Co., TX, and died 23 Sept. 1966 in Jacksboro, TX.  He married Jeffie Clarise Cannon about 1915.  She was born about 1894 in TX.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Jack Co., TX.  He was a farmer.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

+105.  Howard Braxton Graves, b. 21 Dec. 1916, m. Elizabeth Deane Graves, d. 13 Feb. 2003.

  106.  Rupert J. Graves, b.c. 1918.

 

CHILDREN OF SARAH E. MOORE (18)

Esther Chambless (49) married Jess Womack.  (R‑3)

Children - Womack

  107.  Hazel Womack

  108.  Freddie Womack (daughter)

 

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[1] The 1857 birth date is from R-1 and the 1854 date is from R-4.  The 1854 date seems more likely, since it agrees with the 1860 census, where she was listed as age 6.

[2] The 4 Sept. date is from R-1 and the 13 Sept. date is from R-4.

[3] The 22 Jan. death date is from R-1 and the 12 Jan. date is from R-4.

[4] The 1890 date is from R‑1 and the 1891 date is from R‑4.

[5] The 5 July date is from R‑1 and the 4 July date is from R‑4.