Rev. 6 Nov. 2001, Gen. 445

 

DESCENDANTS OF AARON ALFRED GRAVES AND ADA MELISSA McMATH OF TX & CA

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Aaron Alfred Graves (1) was born 9 Feb. 1832 in TX, and died 31 Oct. 1919 in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA. He may have come from Carson, Fannin Co., TX. The McMath book states that he was born in Carson Co., TX, but that seems very unlikely, since Carson Co. was not settled until long after his birth. Even Fannin Co. is said to have had no Anglo settlers until 1838, except for a few traders.

He married Ada ("Addie") Melissa McMath, daughter of Cyrus McMath and Melissa W. Hazen, on 17 March 1875 in Hullville, Gravelly Valley, Lake Co., CA. She was born 4 March 1857 in Marysville, CA, and died 6 April 1940 in Talmage, Mendocino Co., CA. He was a farmer and cattle rancher. They were living in Hullville, CA in 1895. According to the 1880 census for Gravelly Valley, Lake Co., CA, Aaron's father was born in NY and his mother in Scotland. According to his death certificate, his father's name was Aaron, but that is questionable. One of the sources for the family information is Memorials of the McMath Family by Frank M. McMath, Detroit, 1898. All their children were born in Gravelly Valley, CA except for William who was born near Upper Lake, CA. (R-1)

Children - Graves

+2. Melissa Jane Graves, b. 26 April 1877, m. Walter Brown, 28 Oct. 1896, d. 25 June 1964.

3. Charles Henry Graves, b. 31 Aug. 1879, d. 24 Feb. 1880 (Gravelly Valley, CA).

+4. Samuel Cyrus Graves, b. 2 Oct. 1881, m. Eva A. Purpus, 12 Oct. 1904, d. 1939.

+5. Aaron Alfred Graves, Jr., b. 8 Jan. 1884, m. Georgina Ethel Travers, 19 Oct. 1910, d. 11 Jan. 1932.

+6. Jessie Leona Graves, b. 26 Sept. 1885, m. Andy Bonham, d. Oct. 1987.

+7. Effie Josephine Graves, b. 28 July 1888, m. Carl Simons, 21 Dec. 1907, d. 3 Dec. 1977.

+8. Benjamin Franklin Graves, b. 17 Aug. 1890, m. Flora Tracy, 25 Sept. 19--.

+9. William Grover Graves, b. 22 June 1892, m. Margaret Henderson, 15 Oct. 1927, d. 22 Aug. 1976.

+10. Robert Arthur Graves, b. 30 Nov. 1896, m(1) Ethel Adele Rock, 14 Oct. 1928, m(2) Elizabeth Caum Moffett, 14 Feb. 1962, d. 30 Aug. 1972.

 

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