Rev. 5 Sept. 2014, Gen. 439

 

DESCENDANTS OF ALEXANDER GRAVES OF SC

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Alexander Graves (1) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He lived in SC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+2.  Thomas Thaddeus Graves, b. 2 July 1820, m. Caroline Elizabeth Nall, d. 1867.

+3.  John Alexander Graves, b.c. 1824, m(1) Clara Martina Jackson, 17 July 1849, m(2) Adeline B. Franklin, 30 Dec. 1869, m(3) Dulcina Baker, after 1874, m(4) Cornelia Elizabeth Snell, c. 1885, d. 28 Dec. 1896.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF ALEXANDER GRAVES (1)

Thomas Thaddeus Graves (2) was born 2 July 1820 in Cheraw, SC, and died in 1867 in Jefferson, TX.  He married Caroline Elizabeth Nall.  She was born in 1826 in Monroe Co., GA, and died in 1879 in Union Springs, Bullock Co., AL.  They were in the 1860 census for Cherokee Co., TX, when he was a saddler.  The 1870 census for Waco, McLennan Co., TX, listed his widowed wife and children John, Mary J. Turner, Charles, and Thomas; John was working in a saddle shop and Charles was a printer’s apprentice.  Their first child was born in Union Springs, Bullock Co., AL, the next 3 in AL, and the last 2 in TX.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+4.  John Easton Graves, b. 2 June 1847, m(1) Alice Lodemia Talbot, m(2) Louise C. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 10 Sept. 1930.

  5.  Mary J. Graves, b.c. 1850, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Turner.

  6.  Charles P. Graves, b. April 1855, m. Drusa ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1898.  She was b. June 1874 in MD.  They were in the 1900 census for Washington, DC, when they ran a lodging house and he was a typewriter (clerk or typist?).  No children.

  7.  George Graves, b.c. 1856.

  8.  Lucy Graves, b.c. Dec. 1859.  Probably d. by 1870.

  9.  Thomas Graves, b.c. 1865.

 

John Alexander Graves (3) was born about 1824 in SC, died 28 Dec. 1896 in DeSoto Parish, LA, and was buried in Grand Cane Cem., DeSoto Parish, LA.  He was called John Alvin Graves in a book, but Alexander is the middle name on his gravestone.  He first married Clara Martina Jackson, daughter of Abraham Wyche Jackson and Jane F. Crow (or Crowe), on 17 July 1849 in DeSoto Parish, LA.  She was born 1 July 1831 in Perry Co., AL, died 13 July 1869 in DeSoto Parish, LA, and was buried in Evergreen Cem., DeSoto Parish, LA.  He married second Adeline B. Franklin on 30 Dec. 1869 in DeSoto Parish, LA.  She was born 27 June 1847 in AL, and died 8 Sept. 1874 in DeSoto Parish, LA.  He married third Dulcina Baker after 1874, probably in TX.  She was born about 1835 in NC.  He married fourth Cornelia Elizabeth Snell about 1885 in Dale Co., AL.  She was born 19 Dec. 1847 in AL, and died 30 Dec. 1908 in Gloster, DeSoto Parish, LA.

John A. Graves was an astute businessman and is said to have had large gold holdings.  During his career, he operated a store in Kingston and later in Gloster, both in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.  He was a handsome, well-to-do man.  (The Nelsons and Scotts of DeSoto Parish, Louisiana and Related Families, 1969, p. 180.)  In 1866, John Graves was the commissioner of elections for the Kingston area of the parish.  (Louisiana Genealogical Register, v. XXI, No. 3, Sept. 1974, p. 219.)

He was in the 1850 census for DeSoto Parish, LA, 26, planter, with Clara, 19, and no children.  They were in the 1860 census for DeSoto Parish, LA, with J. A., 35, Clara T., 28, Frances J., 6, Mary J., 5, Sarah J., 3, Charles, 2, and John, 1.  It is possible that he is also the J. A. Graves, 35, merchant, in the 1860 census for Lynchburg, Sumter Co., SC, but none of the rest of his family were there; perhaps he was on a business trip.  He was a merchant.  He was in the 1870 census for Ward 4, DeSoto Parish, LA, as J. A., 46, merchant, with wife Adeline, 29, and 8 children, Fanny, 16, Sarah, 14, Robert, 11, Charles, 11, Thomas, 9, Sarah, 7, Emma, 5, and Della, 2.  The second Sarah must have been an error, or perhaps this was a step-child.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Graves, by Clara M. Jackson

+10.  Jessie T. Graves, probably b.c. 1851, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+11.  Frances J. Graves, b. Feb. 1853, m. Frank Reno LeBaron, 7 April 1875, d. 12 Oct. 1922.

+12.  Mary Alberta Graves, b.c. 1854, m. Archie Vernon Lester, 19 May 1870, d. 1870’s.

+13.  Sarah C. Graves, b.c. 1856, m. Charles V. Johnson.

+14.  Robert Jackson Graves, b. 1 Feb. 1859, m. Josephine Scott, 28 Dec. 1887, d. 26 Sept. 1934.

+15.  Charles Green Graves, b. 26 April 1860, m. Sarah Elizabeth Scott, 19 Oct. 1881, d. 10 April 1930.

+16.  Thomas Jackson Graves, b. Feb. 1863, m(1) Alma ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1890, m(2) Annie G. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1918.

+17.  Emma Caladonia Graves, b.c. 1865, m(1) Sidney E. Bost, 20 Nov. 1887, m(2) Charles W. Thomas, c. 1898.

+18.  Della M. Graves, b.c. 1868, m. Robert E. Bost.

Children - Graves, by Cornelia Snell

+19.  Constance H. Graves, b. March 1886, m. Mason M. Dowling, 29 April 1903.

  20.  Johnny Breil Blondelle Graves, b. 22 Sept. 1889, d. 30 June 1890 (Dale Co., AL).  Bur. Old Daleville Cem., Daleville, AL.

  21.  Vokes C. Graves, b. 22 Sept. 1889, d. 8 Feb. 1916.  Bur. Grand Cane Cem., Grand Cane, DeSoto Parish, LA.  In the 1910 census for Caddo Parish,LA, he was living with Irene Graves Riggs and working in a laundry.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS T. GRAVES (2) AND CAROLINE E. NALL

John Easton Graves (4) was born 2 June 1847 in Union Springs, Bullock Co., AL, and died 10 Sept. 1930 in Brundidge, Pike Co., AL.  He first married Alice Lodemia Talbot, daughter of Hal Talbot and Mary A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born 29 June 1853 in AL, and died 2 July 1884 in Troy, Pike Co., AL.  She was in the 1870 census for Troy, Pike Co., AL, with her parents and older sister Ella.  John and Alice were in the 1880 census for Troy, Pike Co., AL, living with her sister and her husband, John and Ella Wood.  Both children were born in Troy, AL.

John married second Louise C. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1861 in Washington (probably DC).  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+22.  Charles Cowart Graves, b. 11 Aug. 1881, m. Annie Lucy Burney, d. 25 April 1951.

  23.  George T. Graves, b. 18 March 1884.

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN A. GRAVES (3)

Jessie T. Graves (10) was probably born about 1851 (or possibly about 1868).  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ in AL.  They lived in Florida.  He was not living with his parents in the 1860 or 1870 censuses, and he has not been definitely identified on any other censuses.  It is possible that he was the Jessie T. Graves, 12 (b.c. 1868), LA, telegraphy, in the 1880 census for Greenwood, Bullock Co., AL, living with probable brother Charlie Graves, 27.  It is likely that his wife was Lina, and that he died before 1900 and she then married Manning B. Smith, since they are in the 1900 census for Dothan, Henry Co., AL, with Travis Graves, stepson, b. Sept. 1886, TN.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

  24.  John Travis Graves, b. 7 Sept. 1886 (or 1885[1]), m. Cassie Alma ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 4 Nov. 1973 (Gulf Co., FL).  His World War I draft registration card shows he registered in Waycross, Ware Co., GA, at which time he was a conductor for ACL (Atlantic Coast Line) Railway, Waycross, living at 39 Prendergast St., Waycross, and married to Cassie Alma Graves.

 

Frances J. (“Fanny” or “Fannie”) Graves (11) was born in Feb. 1853, and died 12 Oct. 1922 in Winn Parish, LA.  She married Frank Reno LeBaron on 7 April 1875 in DeSoto Parish, LA.  He was born in Sept. 1849 in PA, and died 6 Oct. 1918 in Carro Parish, LA.  They were both buried in Sloan Cem., DeSoto Parish, LA.  They were in the 1900 census for Vernon Parish, LA, and the 1910 census for DeSoto Parish, LA.  She was in the 1920 census for Red River Parish, LA, living with her son Theodore and family.  Their first child was born in San Marcos, Hays Co., TX, and all the others in LA.  (R‑2)

Children - LeBaron

+25.  Theodore Lester LeBaron, b. 12 March 1877, m. Jessie Mills Houston, 11 Oct. 1899, d. 31 May 1955.

+26.  Frank Reno LeBaron, Jr., b. 10 May 1879, m. Minnie Oler Calhoun, 7 June 1902, d. 18 April 1940.

+27.  William Albert LeBaron, b. 14 Sept. 1881, m. Virginia Marby Reid, 1905, d. 5 Sept. 1967.

  28.  Annie Maude LeBaron, b. 8 July 1892, m. James E. Fitch, 6 Dec. 1908 (DeSoto Parish, LA), d. 14 March 1910 (DeSoto Parish, LA).  Bur. Sloan Cem., DeSoto Parish, LA.

  29.  Clara A. LeBaron, b. Dec. 1894.

  30.  Alberta (“Bertie”) LeBaron, b. 1896.

+31.  Robert Sealy LeBaron, b. 7 Nov. 1897, m. Minnie Ora Morgan, 1 Sept. 1910, d. 4 Sept. 1946.

 

Mary Alberta Graves (12) was born about 1854 in DeSoto Parish, LA, and died in the 1870’s in Hays Co., TX.  She married Archer Vaughn Lester (or Archie Vernon Lester) on 19 May 1870 in DeSoto Parish, LA.  He was born 17 May 1847 in Marshall Co., MS, and died 2 June 1937.  He served with Company B of the 2nd Louisiana Cavalry in the Civil War.  He lived his final years in the Confederate Men’s Home.  They were in the 1870 census, Ward 1, Iberia Parish, LA.  He was in the 1880 census for Precinct 1, Hays Co., TX, widower, living with his brother John R. Lester.  He apparently remarried to Frances E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ c. 1882 and had 6 children, 3 of whom were still living and listed in the 1900 census for Hays Co., TX.  He was in the 1930 census for Hays Co., TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Lester

  32.  Morgan Lester

+33.  Charles Overton Lester, b.c. 1874, m. Callie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1902.

+34.  Alberta L. Lester, b. July 1875, m. George Arthur Webb, c. 1892.

 

Sarah C. (“Sallie”) Graves (13) was born about 1856 in DeSoto Parish, LA, and died before 1900 in Hays Co., TX.  She married Charles V. Johnson.  He was born about 1854 in GA, and died before 1900.  They were in the 1880 census for Hays Co., TX, with her brothers Robert and Thomas, and her sister Emma, living with them.  Charles was a farmer.  All their children were born in Hays Co., TX.  (R‑3)

Children - Johnson

+35.  Daisy Johnson, b.c. 1879, m. Harry Oldham, c. 1897.

  36.  Thomas Johnson, b. June 1880.

  37.  Florence Johnson, b. Sept. 1882.

  38.  Clara Johnson, b. June 1887.

 

Robert Jackson Graves (14) was born 1 Feb. 1859 in DeSoto Parish, LA, and died 26 Sept. 1934 in Waelder, Gonzalez Co., TX.  He married Josephine Scott, daughter of Leonard Franklin Scott and Mary Agnes Scott, on 28 Dec. 1887 in DeSoto Parish, LA.  She was born 17 Nov. 1869 in Kingston, DeSoto Parish, LA, and died 27 June 1943 in Waelder, Gonzales Co., TX.  They were both buried in Waelder City Cem., Waelder, TX.  They were in the 1910 census for DeSoto Parish, LA.  He was a farmer.  Their first child was born in Gloster, LA, the next 8 in Kingston, LA, the next in Mansfield, LA, and the last 2 in Longstreet, LA.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+39.  Clara Agnes Graves, b. 18 Jan. 1889, m. William Pascal Sample, 25 Dec. 1913, d. 15 Dec. 1983.

+40.  Talitha Bullock Graves, b. 13 Nov. 1891, m. Allen M. Mosley, 23 Dec. 1906, d. 18 Jan. 1980.

+41.  Robert Jackson Graves, b. 28 Nov. 1892, m. Irene Tueton, 4 Jan. 1914, d. 27 May 1974.

+42.  John Alvin Graves, b. 14 March 1893, m. Eva Almeda West, 19 March 1927, d. Oct. 1973 (or 1972).

  43.  Mary Velma Graves, b. 5 Jan. 1895, d. 23 April 1951 (Waelder, TX).

+44.  Sallie Myrtle Graves, b. 24 May 1897, m. Noel Carl Harris, d. 22 Nov. 1943.

+45.  Charles Claude Graves, b. 10 Feb. 1899, m(1) Edith Mills, 15 June 1924, m(2) Edith Elinor Voitle, 13 Dec. 1930, d. 4 April 1962.

+46.  Leonard Maxwell Graves, b. 30 Aug. 1900, m(1) Alice May Adams, 16 May 1924, m(2) Anne Dora Hawkins, 31 Jan. 1936, d. 16 Jan. 1995.

+47.  Emma Evelyn Graves, b. 17 July 1902, m. Oren E. Gray, 13 Dec. 1920, d. 16 Oct. 1985.

+48.  Frances Lareta Scott Graves, b. 10 June 1904, m. Shellie Columbus Borrer, 10 Dec. 1927, d. 17 Dec. 1986.

+49.  William Edward Graves, b. 20 Sept. 1906, m. Holly Elizabeth Marshall Hopper, 30 July 1931, d. 28 Oct. 1984.

+50.  Alton Graves, b. 8 July 1908, m. Grace Gunn, 25 Oct. 1930, d. 25 July 1972.

+51.  Ione (or Lucy) Graves, b. 13 April 1910, m. Stanley Bonham, 29 Aug. 1937.

 

Charles Green Graves (15) was born 26 April 1860 and died 10 April 1930, both in in DeSoto Parish, LA.  He married Sarah Elizabeth Scott, daughter of Leonard Franklin Scott and Mary Agnes Scott, on 19 Oct. 1881 in DeSoto Parish, LA.  She was born 17 Aug. 1862 and died 19 April 1947, both in DeSoto Parish, LA.  They were in the 1920 census for Cedar Grove, Caddo Parish, LA, when he was a sawyer at a saw mill.  All their children were born in Gloster, DeSoto Parish, LA.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+52.  Irene Graves, b. 9 Jan. 1885, m(1) Henry Dean, m(2) William Gordon Allen, m(3) William Sample Riggs, 20 Feb. 1905, d. 7 May 1973.

+53.  Charles Norman Graves, b. 12 April 1886, m. Vadalia Warren, 1911, d. 28 Sept. 1969.

+54.  Harvey Augustus Graves, b. 17 Sept. 1888, m(1) Yvonne ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Lela (‑‑‑‑‑‑) Nettles, d. Aug. 1952.

  55.  Leonard Elwin Graves, b. 20 March 1897, d. 28 May 1964.  Served in the U.S. Navy in World War I.  Bur. Evergreen Cem., DeSoto Parish, LA.

 

Thomas Jackson Graves (16) was born in Feb. 1863 in DeSoto Parish, LA.  He first married Alma ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1890.  She was born in March 1872 in LA.  They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for DeSoto Parish, LA.  She may have died before 1918, since he married second Annie G. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1918.  She was born about 1884 in LA.  They were in the 1930 census for Longstreet, DeSoto Parish, LA.  He was a carpenter in 1900 and a merchant in 1910 and 1930.  All his children were born in LA.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves, by Alma ------

  56.  Clarence Claxton Graves, b. 11 Oct. 1891, m. Agnes ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1 Feb. 1967 (Orange Co., CA).  She was b.c. 1893 in TX.  He was in the 1910 census for Shelby Co., TX, as a boarder, operating a telegraph.  He was in the 1930 census for Orange Co., TX, a mail man.

+57.  Ivan Ray Graves, b. 20 Nov. 1892, m. Lena Carlton, 19 June 1921, d. 19 May 1978.

  58.  John Harston Graves, b. 23 June 1895.

+59.  Leona Graves, b. March 1898, m. Leon Johnson, d. 6 Sept. 1974.

  60.  William Patterson Graves, b. 24 April 1904, d. 1 March 1994 (Sacramento Co., CA).

Children - Graves, by Annie G. ------

  61.  Thomas J. Graves, b.c. 1920.

  62.  James A. Graves, b.c. 1921.

 

Emma Caladonia Graves (17) was born about 1865.  She first married Sidney E. Bost on 20 Nov. 1887 in San Marcos, Hays Co., TX.  He died before 1898.  She married second Charles W. Thomas about 1898.  He was born in April 1871 in MO.  They were in the 1900 census for Caldwell Co., TX, with his step-children.  They were in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census for Gonzales Co., TX.  He was a blacksmith in 1910.  All her children were born in TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Bost

+63.  Arthur E. Bost, b. 2 Oct. 1888, m. Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1909, d. Jan. 1971.

+64.  Jesse McDowell Bost, b. 9 March 1890, m. Bertha Touton, c. 1912, d. 15 July 1972.

  65.  Pearl A. Bost, b. Nov. 1891.

+66.  Mamie C. Bost, b. Dec. 1893, m. Joe M. Harris.

  67.  Glennie P. Bost, b. May 1895.

  68.  Annie Bost, b. 9 Dec. 1896, m. Raymond D. Calhoun, c. 1922, d. April 1974 (Gonzales, Gonzales Co., TX).  He was b. 21 Sept. 1895 in Dawsville, LA.

Children - Thomas

  69.  William Alfred Thomas, b. 2 Feb. 1905, m. Artie Rae, d. Dec. 1984 (San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX).  She was b. 12 March 1907 in TX, and d. 28 April 1999 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

 

Della M. Graves (18) was born about 1868 in DeSoto Parish, LA.  She married Robert L. (or E.) Bost.  He was born about 1866 in NC, and died before 1930.  They were in the 1910 and 1920 censuses for McLennan Co., TX.  She was in the 1930 census for McLennan Co., TX, widowed.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Bost

+70.  Otis Alfred Bost, b. 30 Jan. 1891, m. Helen Lou Holmes, 11 Feb. 1912, d. 22 Oct. 1970.

  71.  Alma Bost, b.c. 1895.

+72.  Sterling Bost, b.c. 1898, m. Lorine Grider.

  73.  Clarence Bost, b.c. 1904.

  74.  Ella Bost, b.c. 1907.

  75.  William Albert Bost, b. 3 March 1908, d. May 1965.

 

Constance H. Graves (19) was born in March 1886 in AL.  She married Mason M. Dowling on 29 April 1903 in DeSoto Parish, LA.  He was born about 1872 in AL.  They were in the 1910 and 1920 censuses for DeSoto Parish, LA.  He was a merchant in 1910.  All their children were born in LA.  (R‑2)

Children - Dowling

  76.  Doris Dowling, b. 31 Jan. 1905, m. Joe H. Palmer, c. 1927, d. 29 Jan. 2001 (Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA).  He was b.c. 1901 in AL.

  77.  Norma Dowling, b.c. 1909.

  78.  Nina P. Dowling, b.c. 1915.

  79.  Arch Dowling, b.c. 1919, d. before 1930.

  80.  Sarah J. Dowling, b.c. 1920.

 

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[1] The 1900 census gives his date of birth as Sept. 1886 and the Florida Death Index gives it as 7 Sept. 1886, but he gave it as 7 Sept. 1885 on his World War I draft registration card.