Rev. 28 March 2012, Gen. 384

 

DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE W. GRAVES AND PERNECIA MILLS

OF NC, LA & TX

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

George W. Graves (1) was born about 1812 in NC.  He married Pernecia (“Nicey”) Mills on 9 Feb. 1837 in Leake Co., MS.  He apparently died before his family arrived in Texas.  She was born about  1819-1822 in AL, and died after 1880.  According to census records of children John and Lorenzo, they stated that their father was from Tennessee.

According to notes of a cousin's conversation with "Aunt Bennie", "Grandma Graves (Grandaddy's grandmother) came to Texas from Alabama.  It isn't known if she started out without a husband or if he died along the way.  She arrived with 4 sons and a daughter.  Her name isn't known, but she is buried at Truitt Chapel."  (Based on census records, some of these statements aren’t quite accurate.)

George and Pernecia were in the 1850 census for DeSoto Co., LA, when Martha Mills (probably Nicey’s sister) was living with them.  She was in the 1860 census for De Soto Parish, LA, with her 6 children but without her husband.  She was in the 1870 census for Panola Co., TX, with children Pernecia and John.  He was a planter (farmer).  Their first 3 children were born in TX, and the next 3 in LA.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+2. Lorenzo Martin Graves, b. Jan. 1839, m. Mary Johnston, c. 1863.

  3. William H. Graves, b.c. 1843, never married.  Served in the Civil War.  Bur. in DeBerry, Panola Co., TX (very close to the LA line).

  4. Mary E. Graves, b.c. 1845.

+5. Pernecia Bell Graves, b.c. 1847, m. Franklin P. Hooper.

  6. George W. Graves, b. 10 Dec. 1849, d. 4 Sept. 1903.  Bur. in DeBerry, TX.

+7. John Franklin Graves, b. 8 July 1852, m. Elizabeth Nutt, 1879, d. 3 March 1928.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE H. GRAVES (1) AND PERNECIA MILLS

Lorenzo Martin Graves (2) was born in Jan. 1839 in Texas.  His father was born in TN and his mother in MS.  He was a farmer.  He married Mary Johnston about 1863.  She was born in June 1840 in GA.  Both her parents were born in GA.  It appears possible that Mary may have been previously married to ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Johnston by 1860, since there was a 20 year old person (Nannie Johnston) living in their household in 1880.  If this is the case, then the maiden name of Mary is not known.  The family was listed in the 1880 and 1900 censuses for Justice, Panola Co., TX.  (Panola Co. was formed in 1846 from Harrison and Shelby counties.)  In 1900 a grandson, Ellian Gulley, born Jan. 1885, was living in their household.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+8. Julia Johnson Graves, b. Jan. 1869, m. Thomas C. Bice, c. 1892.

  9. Carry Graves, b.c. 1872.

  10.  Della Graves, b. Nov. 1882.

 

Pernecia (or Pernecy or Neicie or Nicey) Bell Graves (5) was born about 1847 in LA.  She married Franklin P. Hooper, son of Benjamin F. Hooper and Laury Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was born about 1855 in TX.  His family and her family were listed next to each other in the 1870 census for Panola Co., TX.  He was in the 1860 census for Shelby Co., TX with his parents, and his family lived there in 1850 before he was born.  They were in the 1880 census for Panola Co., TX, with her widowed mother living with them.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑1)

Children - Hooper

  11.  Thomas Hooper, b.c. 1875.

  12.  Tildon Hooper, b.c. 1877.

  13.  Virgil Hooper, b.c. 1879.

  14.  Meryl Hooper (dau.), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Rowe.

 

John Franklin Graves (7) was born 8 July 1852 in LA, and died 3 March 1928.  He married Elizabeth ("Bettie") Nutt in 1879.  She was born 5 May 1860 and died 25 Oct. 1933.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+15.  Jewel G. Graves, b. 6 June 1880, m. Cornelius Kyle, d. 2 April 1971.

+16.  Belle P. Graves, b. 30 Jan. 1882, m. Bernard H. Kyle, d. 10 Jan. 1902.

+17.  William Tom Graves, b. 1885, m. Myra R. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1960.

+18.  Murtie Graves, b. 7 Oct. 1887, m. Narl Goolsby.

  19.  Archie F. Graves, b. 19 July 1888, d. 2 Jan. 1899.

+20.  Mandy L. Graves, b. 6 Oct. 1890, m. Bernard H. Kyle, d. 11 Sept. 1915.

+21.  John Erastus Graves, b. 17 May 1894, m. Ada B. Hutto, d. 11 Feb. 1972.

+22.  Elzie C. Graves, b. 11 April 1896, m. Ruby ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 9 June 1957.

+23.  Dovey Graves, b. 27 March 1898, m(1) Luther Goolsby, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Sholar, d. 11 March 1981.

+24.  Bennie Graves, b. 14 March 1900, m. Jepther (or Jeptha) Baldwin.

+25.  Ferrin Lorenzo Graves, b. 1902, m. Olvie I. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1976.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF LORENZO M. GRAVES (2) AND MARY JOHNSTON

Julia Johnson Graves (8) was born in Jan. 1869 in Texas, probably Panola Co.  She married Thomas C. Bice about 1892.  He was born in Nov. 1871 in LA.  His father was born in GA and his mother in TX, according to the 1900 census for Brookston, Lamar Co., TX.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Bice

+26.  Milton Curtis Bice, b. June 1893, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  27.  Oswald L. M. Bice, b. Jan. 1896.

  28.  Lula Mae Bice, b. Oct. 1898.

  29.  Lorenzo Thomas ("Bill") Bice, b. 10 Sept. 1901.

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN F. GRAVES (7) AND ELIZABETH NUTT

Jewel G. Graves (15) was born 6 June 1880 and died 2 April 1961.  She married Cornelius Kyle.  (R‑1)

Children - Kyle

  30.  Dewey Kyle

  31.  Betty Kyle

  32.  Bonnie Kyle

  33.  Evelyn (or Eva Lee) Kyle

  34.  Velvin Kyle

  35.  Winfred Kyle

 

Belle P. Graves (16) was born 30 Jan. 1882 and died 10 Jan. 1902.  She married Bernard H. Kyle.  He was born 25 Aug. 1879 and died 3 Feb. 1964.  He later married Belle’s sister Mandy.  (R‑1)

Children - Kyle

  36.  Horace Kyle

  37.  Greenie Kyle

 

William Tom Graves (17) was born in 1885 and died in 1960.  He married Myra R. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born in 1886 and died in 1973.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  38.  Billy Graves

  39.  Gerner (?) ("Joe") Graves

  40.  Jim Bob Graves

  41.  Ed Graves

  42.  Ruby Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Boland.

 

Murtie Graves (18) was born 7 Oct. 1887.  She married Narl Goolsby.  He was born 7 Nov. 1888 and died 23 March 1967.  (R‑1)

Children - Goolsby

  43.  Emma Goolsby

  44.  Arlis Goolsby

  45.  Narl Goolsby, Jr.

 

Mandy L. Graves (20) was born 6 Oct. 1890 and died 11 Sept. 1915.  She married Bernard H. Kyle.  He had first been married to her sister Belle.  (R‑1)

Children - Kyle

  46.  Rosa Kyle, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Needham.

  47.  Jewel Kyle

 

John Erastus ("Ras") Graves (21) was born 17 May 1894 and died 11 Feb. 1972.  He married Ada B. Hutto.  She was born 19 Aug. 1901 and died 28 April 19‑‑.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  48.  Johnnie Juanita Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Plemons.

  49.  Lindsey Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Calhoun.

  50.  Jane (?) Iris Graves

  51.  Jimmie Graves

  52.  Lynda Graves

 

Elzie C. Graves (22) was born 11 April 1896 and died 9 June 1957.  He married Ruby ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+53.  Nell Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Edge.

 

Dovey Graves (23) was born 27 March 1898 and died 11 March 1981.  She first married Luther Goolsby.  She secondly married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Sholar (?).  (R‑1)

Children - Goolsby

  54.  Harvillia Goolsby

 

Bennie Graves (24) was born 14 March 1900, and was living in 1996.  She married Jepther (or Jeptha?) Baldwin.  He was born 8 Aug. 1897.  (R‑1)

Children - Baldwin

  55.  Joe Jim Baldwin

 

Ferrin Lorenzo Graves (25) was born in 1902 and died in 1976.  He married Olive I. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born in 1902 and died in 1985.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  56.  Margie Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Clifton.

  57.  Billie Graves

  58.  Ruth Graves

 

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