Rev. 11 April 2013, Gen. 378

 

DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD GRAVES AND MARY DONNELL OF MEMPHIS, TN, AND ALAMANCE AND GUILFORD COS., NC

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Edward Graves (1) was born in Oct. 1857[1] in Memphis, TN, and died before 1920.  He first married Mary Donnell.  She was born in Dec. 1861 in NC.  It is possible that she was the one in the 1870 census for Gilmer Twp., Guilford Co., NC, age 3, in the household of Henry and Kate Witherspoon, living next to Yancey Donnell, but the ages donŐt agree.  They were in the 1900 census for Gilmer, Guilford Co., NC, when all 4 of their children were still living, and he was a Baptist clergyman.

Edward married second Eliza ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about Dec. 1909.  She was born about 1877 in NC.  This was her second marriage also.  She had first married Mr. Davis, and 3 of her 4 children by that marriage were still living in 1910.  They were in the 1910 census for Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC, and he was listed as Minister of the Gospel.  Edward has not been found in any other censuses.  Edward died by 1920, since his widow Eliza was in the 1920 census for Greensboro, NC, with her unmarried son Bynum Graves (formerly Davis), age 25, living with her.  All EdwardŐs children were born in NC.

Living nearby in 1910 was widow Mary Moffitt with her children, including daughter Elsie who married EdwardŐs son John.

Children – Graves

+2. Mary Graves, b. Oct. 1879, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Fuller.

  3. Lottie Graves, b. Feb. 1882.

  4. Hattie Graves, b. March 1886.

+5. John Graves, b. Nov. 1887, m. Elsie M. Moffit.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF EDWARD GRAVES (1) AND MARY DONNELL

Mary Graves (2) was born in Oct. 1879[2] in NC.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Fuller.  She was in the 1900 census for Gilmer Twp., Guilford Co., NC, with her daughter, living with her parents.  She was in the 1910 census for Hightowers, Caswell Co., NC, widowed, living with her brother-in-law Rufus Fuller and his family.

Children – Fuller

  6. Josie Fuller, b. Nov. 1896 (NC).

 

John Graves (5) was born in Nov. 1887[3] or 25 Nov. 1889[4] in Alamance Co., NC, died 17 July 1939 in Greensboro, Gilmer Twp., Guilford Co., NC, and was buried 20 July 1939 in Maplewood.  He married Elsie M. (or H.) Moffit.  She was born about 1893 in NC.  They were living with her widowed mother in the 1920 census for Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.  They were in the 1930 census for Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.  Elsie was in the 1940 census for Greensboro, NC, widowed, with her children.  John was listed as a grave digger in a cemetery in 1920, and as a laborer in 1930.  Elsie was listed as a worker in a cigar factory in 1920, and as a maid in 1940.  All their children were born in NC, probably all in Gilmer Twp., Guilford Co.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  7. Rosa Graves, b.c. 1914.

  8. Almeta Graves, b.c. April 1918.

  9. John Wesley Graves, b. 20 April 1920, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 27 Jan. 1992 (Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC[5]).

  10.  Prince Graves, b.c. 1922.

  11.  William Graves, b.c. 1925.

  12.  Levi Graves, b.c. 1927.

  13.  Charles Graves, b.c. May 1930.

 

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[1] The 1900 census listed him as Edward Graves, with his wife and 4 children, and gave his birth as Oct. 1857 in TN. The death certificate of his son John gave his name as E. D. Graves, born in Memphis, TN.

[2] According to the 1900 census for Gilmer, Guilford Co., NC.

[3] According to the 1900 census for Gilmer, Guilford Co., NC.

[4] According to his death certificate, which also listed his place and date of death.

[5] His full name and birth and death dates and places from NC death record.