Rev. 17 June 2014, Gen. 431

 

DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM GRAVES AND GEORGIA SMITH OF TN

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

William Graves (1) was born in 1876 in TN.  He married Georgia Smith, daughter of Nancy Wherry.  She was born in April 1881 in TN, and died in TN.

They were in the 1910 census for Ward 19, Nashville, TN, with son Ernest, and her grandparents Frances Wherry, 74, and Georgie Wherry, 80, living with them.  The 1900 census for Ward 19, Nashville, TN, lists George Wherry, 70, Frances Wherry, his wife, 64, Fannie Polter, 18, and granddaughter Georgia Smith, 19.  There is also a listing in the 1900 census, Ward 13, Nashville, TN, for Nancey Smith, 46, with children Thomas Smith, 23, Georgia Smith, 19, and Nettie Smith, 16, all children listed as single.

Neither Ernest Graves nor William Graves have been found in the 1900 census.  There is an Earnest Graves (who might be this one), born in Oct. 1898 in TN in the 1900 census for Sumner Co., TN, son of Perry Graves, 31, and Florence Graves, 30.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

+2.  Ernest Graves, b. 16 Oct. 1898, m. Mattie Belle McDowell, d. 14 Oct. 1952.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDEN OF WILLIAM GRAVES (1) AND GEORGIA SMITH

Ernest Graves (2) was born 16 Oct. 1898 and died 14 Oct. 1952 (or after 1955), both in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN.  He married Mattie Belle McDowell, daughter of George McDowell and Leila Lawrence.  She was born 2 Sept. 1897 in Eagleville, TN, and died in Dec. 1974 in Nashville.  He was a preacher.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children – Graves

+3.  Clarence Eugene Graves, b. 8 April 1919, m. Evelyn Hillarie Roberts, d. 29 July 1978.

  4.  Lena Pearl Graves, b.c. 1922 (TN), d. TN.

  5.  son

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF ERNEST GRAVES (2) AND MATTIE McDOWELL

Clarence Eugene Graves (3) was born 8 April 1919 in TN or KY, and died 29 July 1978 in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN.  He married Evelyn Hillarie (or Hillary) Roberts, daughter of Joseph Sidney Roberts and Lovonia Rankin.  She was born 8 July 1922 in Belle Buckle, TN, and died 22 April 1985 in Nashville.  All their children were born in Nashville.

There was a family in the 1940 census for Nashville, Davidson Co., TN, which was probably this one.  It consisted of Mary Graves, 43, Clarence Graves, 20, single, b. TN, paper hanger, Lena S. Graves, 15, Evelan Buckhanon, 17, Irene Buckhanon, 1, Alford Buckhanon, 2.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children – Graves

  6.    Alfred E. Graves, b. 13 March 1935, d. 19 Aug. 2008 (Nashville, TN).

  7.    Lela Irene Graves, b. 9 April 1939, d. 1 April 1945 (Nashville, TN).

  8.    Clarence Graves, b. 12 March 1942.

  9.    Joseph Ernest Graves, b. 27 Oct. 1944, m. Rosina ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  Lived in Kansas City, MO.

  10.  son

  11.  son

  12.  daughter

  13.  Mattye L. Graves, b. 21 Dec. 1955 (Nashville, TN), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Tisdale.  4 children.

 

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