Rev. 5 Oct. 2015, Gen. 455

 

DESCENDANTS OF PARENTS OF HARRY GRAVES AND AQUILLA GRAVES OF CASWELL CO., NC

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

‑‑‑‑‑‑ Graves (1) may have been born about 1785.  The name of his wife is not known.  It is believed that they were probably the parents of Harry and Aquilla Graves because Harry and Aquilla were living next to each other in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC in 1870, and are presumed to be brothers.

Children - Graves

+2.   Harry Graves, b.c. 1810, m. Anna ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. aft. 1880.

+3.   Aquilla Graves, b.c. 1820, m. Catherine ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. aft. 1870.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF ------ GRAVES (1)

Harry Graves (2) was born about 1810 in NC.  He probably married Anna (“Annie”) ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1810 or 1820 in NC.  They were in the 1870 census for Yanceyville Twp., Caswell Co., NC, living next to Bural and Aquilla Graves.  They were in the 1880 census for Anderson Twp., Caswell Co., NC, living in the household of Joseph Graves, 24.  In the 1870 census, Harry and Anna were both listed as 60.  However, Harry was still listed as 60 in 1880, with no relationship, and Annie was listed as only 50, widow, and mother of Joseph, causing the identities and relationships to be somewhat uncertain.  The names of all the children listed below were from an article sent by R‑4.

Children - Graves

    4.  Eshman Graves; not found in any census record.

    5.  Silence Graves (son); not found in any census record.

+6.   Iverson Graves, b.c. 1830-1836, m. Barbara Neal, d. aft. 1880.

+7.   Bural Graves, b.c. 1834-1844, m. Henrietta ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+8.   Samuel Graves, b.c. 1842, m. Laura ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+9.   Joseph Graves, b.c. 1856, m. Fannie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    10.   Mary J. Graves

    11.   Margaret Graves

    12.   Joyce Graves

 

Aquilla Graves (3) was born about 1820 in NC.  He married Catherine ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1825 in NC.  They were in the 1870 census for Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC, living next to Harry and Bural Graves.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC.

Children - Graves

    13.   Scott Graves, b.c. 1858.

    14.   Mariah Graves, b.c. 1863.

    15.   Louisa Graves, b.c. 1864.

    16.   Aquilla Graves, b.c. 1869.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF HARRY GRAVES (2) AND ANNA ------

Iverson Graves (6) was born about 1830-1836 in NC, and died after 1880.  He married Barbara (“Barbary”) Neal.  She was born about 1840 in NC, and also died after 1880.  They were in the 1870 and 1880 censuses for Locust Hill Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  In 1870, his mother-in-law, Milly Graves, 62, was living with them.  In 1880, his niece, Mary Williamson, 9, and his mother-in-law, Milly Graves, 75, were living with them.  (The identification of Milly as Barbary’s mother is in the 1880 census.)  With the recent information on Ella Grave’s death certificate (that her mother was Barbara Neal, Milly Graves may have been Iverson’s mother.  He was a farm laborer.  Their children were born in NC.

There was an Iverson Graves in the 1900 census for Anderson Twp., Caswell Co., NC, black, listed as a servant to John A. and Ester H. Pinnix (white).  He was listed as widowed, age unknown.  There was an Iverson Graves born about 1874 in NC, prisoner, black, married, in the 1910 census for Moundsville, Marshall Co., WV; this may have been the youngest son of Iverson..  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

    17.   John Graves, b.c. 1856.

+18.   Henry Graves, b.c. 1858, m. McBidney Thomas, 16 Sept. 1877.

    19.   Jernisso (can’t read name) Graves, b.c. 1862.

+20.   Robert Graves, b. Feb. 1864, m. Susan A. Turner, 13 Nov. 1886, d. 8 July 1934.

    21.   McNealy Graves, b.c. 1867.

    22.   Harriett Graves, b.c. 1869.

+23.   Ella Graves, b.c. 1872 (or 18 July 1875), m. Edward Pinnix, c. 1892, d. 14 Dec. 1971.

    24.   Iverson Graves, b.c. 1878.

 

Bural (or Berrell or Bearl) Graves (7) was born about 1834-1844 in NC, and died after 1880.  He married Henrietta ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1845 in NC, and may have died by 1880.  They were in the 1870 census for Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC, with him age 26, his name spelled Berrell, and her age 25.  He was in the 1880 census for Yanceyville, listed as age 46, married, his name spelled Bearl, and no wife.  In his household in 1880 were Emma and Charles Gunn, listed as daughter-in-law and son-in-law.

In the 1870 census for Yanceyville, Emma Gunn was listed as an apparent daughter of George and Sarah Gunn, and they were living next to the family of Daniel Graves (and Daniel’s probable father, Jeremiah Graves, 80).

Children - Graves

+25.   William Marshall Graves, b. 4 March 1865, m. Maggie Elizabeth Graves, c. 1888, d. March 1941.

    26.   Henry Graves, b.c. 1869.

 

Samuel Graves (8) was born about 1842 or 1843 in NC.  He married Laura ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1847 in NC.  They were in the 1870 census for Locust Hill Twp., Caswell Co., NC, living next to his brother Iverson.  He was a farmer.  They have not been identified in later censuses.  It was thought that a Samuel and Laura Graves found in the 1880 and 1910 censuses of Caswell Co., NC, might be them, but the ages and children don’t match.

Children - Graves

    27.   William Graves, b.c. 1862.

    28.   Lizzie Graves, b.c. 1865.

    29.   David Graves, b.c. 1869.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF IVERSON GRAVES (6) AND BARBARA NEAL

Henry Graves (18) was born about 1858 in NC, and died before the 1900 census.  He married McBiday (“Maggie”) Thomas, daughter of Ned Allen and Eliza Thomas, on 16 Sept. 1877 in Williamsburg Township, Rockingham Co., NC[1].  She was born about 1859 in NC.  They were in the 1880 census for Locust Hill Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  She was a widow living with her son Pinkney in 1900; she stated that 10 of her 12 children were still living.  All their children were born in NC.

Children - Graves

+30.   Pinkney Graves, b.c. 1874, m(1) Mary A. Pinnix, 16 Feb. 1898, m(2) Nannie Brinsfield, 4 Dec. 1923, d. aft. 1940.

    31.   Albert Graves, b.c. 1878.

    32.   Angeline Graves, b. Dec. 1879.

    33.   child, died young.

    34.   Barbary Graves, b. May 1886.

+35.   Henry Graves, b. March 1888, m. Pearl ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1906.

    36.   Berta Graves, b. Jan. 1890.

    37.   Arthur Graves, b. Feb. 1892.  He may be the one who married Bessie and was in the 1930 census for Union Ridge, Faucette Twp., Alamance Co., NC.

    38.   Jennie B. Graves, b. Feb. 1894.

    39.   George Graves, b. May 1896.

    40.   James Graves, b. Jan. 1898.  He was a servant in the household of Samuel Matlock in the 1910 census for Faucette, Alamance Co., NC.

    41.   Floyd Graves, b. Feb. 1899, m. Mexie Juanita Albright.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Patterson, Alamance Co., NC, with no children.  She was b.c. 1900 (NC), daughter of Sidney Albright and Lessie Coble, and d. 5 March 1969 (Rock Creek, Alamance Co., NC).  Bur. Rock Creek Church Cem. (Snow Camp, Alamance Co., NC).

 

Robert Graves (20) was born in Feb. 1864 in NC, and died 9 July 1934 in Guilford Co., NC.  He married Susan A. Turner, daughter of Joe Turner and Jane Williamson, on 13 Nov. 1886 in Stony Creek, Caswell Co., NC[2].  She was born in May 1872 (or 1879) in NC, and died 25 Feb. 1934 in Stony Creek, Caswell Co., NC[3]. .  They were buried in Stoney Creek AME Church Cem., Stony Creek, Caswell Co., NC.  They were in the 1900-1930 censuses for Stony Creek Twp., NC.  In 1900, Lizzie Graves, 15, niece, and Arthur Graves, 14, nephew, were living with them.  In 1920, grandchildren Wardenia and Robert Wright, children of daughter Mamie and Walter Wright, were living with them.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

    42.   Zachariah Graves, b. 11 March 1889, m. Teremegia Pinnix, c. 1916, d. aft. 1940.  She was b. 10 Dec. 1898 (NC), d. 20 Dec. 1977 (Baltimore, MD); bur. Rest Haven Cem. (Burlington, Alamance, NC).

    43.   Richard Giles Graves, b. 28 May 1892, m. Dora Stadler, d. 21 March 1965 (Greensboro, Guilford, NC).  She was b. 18 Aug. 1900, daughter of Robert and Fannie Stadler, d. 2 Dec. 1967 (Greensboro, NC).  Both bur. Stoney Creek AME Church Cem. (Stony Creek, NC).

+44.   Oscar Lee Graves, b. Feb. 1894, m. Mallie Susan Graves, 29 Dec. 1915, d. 1948.

    45.   Mamie Fannie Graves, b. 18 March 1896, m(1) Walter Wright, m(2) Luther Clarence Vincent, d. 16 Jan. 1969.  Bur. Stoney Creek AME Church Cem.

    46.   Arry Graves, b. 13 Dec. 1899, Lillie V. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 7 Oct. 1960.  Bur. Stoney Creek AME Church Cem.

    47.   Alice Graves, b. 24 Dec. 1901, m. Joseph C. Vincent, d. 16 Feb. 1954 (Greensboro, NC).  Bur. Camp Spring Cem. (Caswell Co., NC).

    48.   Theodore Roosevelt Graves, b. 14 Jan. 1902, m. Nannie Florence Jones, 23 Dec. 1924 (Caswell Co., NC), d. 17 Jan. 1947 (Alamance Co., NC).  Bur. Stoney Creek AME Church Cem.

    49.   Obie Stancel Graves, b. 8 Aug. 1907, m. Daisy Turner, 2 Feb. 1922 (Caswell Co., NC), d. 18 Jan. 1963 (Philadelphia, PA).

    50.   Julia B. Graves, b.c. 1910, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Corbett, d. 13 May 1970 (Chapel Hill, Orange Co., NC).

    51.   Hylene (or Helena) Graves, b. March 1913, d. 24 July 1934 (Durham, NC).  Bur. Stoney Creek AME Church Cem.

    52.   Juanita Graves, b.c. 1914, m. John W. Jordan, 14 June 1930 (Danville, NC).

 

Ella Graves (23) was born about 1872 (or 18 July 1875)(or Oct. 1875, per 1900 census) in NC, probably in Caswell Co., and died 14 Dec. 1971 in Burlington, Alamance Co., NC)[4].  She married Edward (“Edd”) Pinnix about 1892.  He was born in July 1872 in NC.  They were in the 1900 census for Boon Station Twp., Alamance Co., NC, when 3 of their 4 children were still living.  They were in the 1910 census for Boon Station Twp., Alamance Co., NC.  All their children were born in NC.

Children - Pinnix

    53.   William (“Willie”) H. Pinnix, b. May 1896.

    54.   Annie B. Pinnix, b. June 1897.

    55.   Ava S. Pinnix, b. April 1900.

    56.   Sterlin Y. Pinnix, b.c. 1903.

    57.   Addie L. Pinnix, b.c. 1905.

    58.   Emma R. Pinnix, b.c. 1908.

 

CHILDREN OF BURAL GRAVES (7) AND HENRIETTA ------

William Marshall Graves (25), called Marshall, was born 4 March 1865 in NC, and died 12 April 1941.  He married Maggie Elizabeth Graves, daughter of Gabriel Graves and Edith Carr, about 1888.  (See genealogy 22 for more information about that family.)  She was born 22 Dec. 1867 in Caswell Co., NC, and died 21 Oct. 1952 in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC[5].  They were buried in Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem., Anderson, Caswell Co., NC.  Marshall believed in a father-dominated family with the wife and daughters being subservient.  The sons provided the labor for their father's farm operation and later became business partners in his sawmill operation.  The strong religious influence in the family may have led two of the sons, Gabriel and Henry, to become ministers.  They both were active in leadership roles in Graves Chapel, as was their father Marshall.  They were in the 1900 census for Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Anderson Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  All their children were born in Yanceyville, NC.

From a family page sent by Mrs. Gladys G. Blackman (R‑4), the following comments are excerpted.  “Some have assumed and passed on in earlier family ancestry writings relative to the history of William Marshall (family and friends referred to him by his middle name, Marshall) and his family that Marshall, along with his parents and older brother Henry[6], were freed by proclamation of General John M. Schofield, early in May 1863 (which followed the Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863).  However, when carefully questioned about the history of slavery specific to William Marshall Graves, Marshall’s son Gabriel Parker Graves shared different information.  According to what he told his youngest daughter, Gabriel Parker’s father (William Marshall Graves) was freed from slavery when William Marshall was nine years old – around 1872.  This history fits in with the many occurrences of continued slavery beyond the declaration of freedom.  This continuation of enslavement occurred either through the force of resisting, rebellious slave-masters who were determined not to concede to their loss; or, it continued through the consenting/free-choice of slaves who were aware at some level of their newly granted emancipated status.  The latter occurred frequently when the slaves/slave-family labored under the servitude of a kindly or very benevolent-type master; and/or the slave(s) was functionally unable to immediately secure adequate socio-economic support systems for themselves/their families in practice, to emancipate themselves/their families.  It is to be remembered that the declaration of the slaves’ freedom came about quite unplanned/impromptu as a result of the Union winning the war against a longstanding system of human enslavement.  There was no real planning for and prior establishment of a formalized and organized system deemed supportive and conducive to the impromptu/unprepared/unplanned emancipation of a multitude of penniless, often uneducated, often frightened men, women, and children of all ages.  These were people who, for years, most likely their entire lifetime, had been intentionally socialized and often brutally conditioned/brainwashed into passivity and dependency.  These were the people being released from slavery into a new legal status of civil liberties --- a status having very frightening, attendant, self-reliance/self-responsibility expectations!  This was most commonly their mindset and life-conditions.”

“Little is known about Marshall’s ancestry except that Marshall’s father (Bural Graves) had five brothers and three sisters, Eshman, Silence, Iverson, Joe, Sam, Mary J., Margaret, and Joyce Graves.  We know that Iverson fought in the Civil War.  Having married Henrietta, the couple bore two Children - William Marshall and Henry Graves.  Not much is known of Marshall’s mother, Henrietta, or about her family.”

“Marshall grew up on the farm and, along with his parents and his single sibling, Henry, was employed as a laborer by their former slave-owners, Lee and Dock Graves.  He attended Martin School, later named Fitch School, located on Old Highway 62 South, Yanceyville, NC.  His parents taught their sons the importance of working hard to earn a living and instilled in them a deep faith in and reverence for God.  Both parents died before Marshall reached adulthood.  Henry, older than Marshall, died before reaching adulthood.  He left no descendants.  Marshall, a minor, was left an orphan.  As family ties were strong, his aunt Susan Graves (perhaps his mother’s sister) provided a home for Marshall.”  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+59.   William Albert Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1888, m. Hannah Glendora Watkins, d. 17 Aug. 1932.

+60.   Gabriel Parker Graves, b. 5 Sept. 1890, m. Genevieve Brown, c. 1921, d. 16 May 1993.

    61.   Edith Henrietta Graves, b. July 1892, m. Eddie Thomas Graves, d. 13 April 1924 (Yanceyville, NC).  See descendants under Eddie Thomas Graves, Genealogy 67.

+62.   Johnny Pleasant Graves, b. 30 June 1894, m. Bessie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1920, d. 5 May 1976.

+63.   Henry Thomas Graves, b. 4 May 1896, m(1) Lucille Watkins, 19 Jan. 1919, m(2) Annie Watlington, d. Aug. 1986.

+64.   George Abriel Graves, b. May 1898, m. Mary E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 11 March 1940.

+65.   Burley (or Burlie) Owen Graves, b. 15 Sept. 1900, m(1) Mary Fannie Watlington, 28 Dec. 1919, m(2) Beulah Willis, d. 19 Sept. 1971.

    66.   Joseph Ezra Graves, b. 12 Nov. 1902, d. 28 May 1919 (Burlington, NC).

    67.   Hattie Lou Graves, b. 22 Jan. 1904, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Sellars, d. 7 Feb. 2002 (Burlington, NC).

    68.   Mary Magaline Graves, b. 16 June 1906, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Sellars, d. 18 Feb. 1997 (Sanford, NC).

    69.   Fannie Graves, b. 16 Jan. 1909, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Gregory, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Brown, d. 10 Feb. 1998 (Burlington, NC).

    70.   Samuel Vincent Graves, b. 18 Nov. 1911, d. Oct. 1976 (Caswell Co., NC).

 

 

GENERATION 5

 

CHILDREN OF HENRY GRAVES (18) AND MAGGIE THOMAS

Pinkney (“Pink”) Baalam Graves (30) was born about 1874 (or March 1876 or 1 Feb. 1880[7]) in Caswell Co., NC, and died after 1940.  He first married Mary A. Pinnix, daughter of Nelson Pinnix and Sallie Corbitt, on 16 Feb. 1898 in Caswell Co., NC[8].  She was born in Oct. 1875 in Caswell Co., NC, died 25 Nov. 1922 in Faucette, Alamance Co., NC, and was buried in Stoney Creek AME Church Cem., Stony Creek, Caswell Co., NC[9].  Pink and Mary were in the 1900 census for Stony Creek Twp., Caswell Co., NC, with no children.  They were in the 1910 census for Faucette Twp., Alamance Co., NC, when his sister-in-law Fannie Pinnix, his sister Jennie, and his brother Floyd, were living with them.  All their children were born in NC.  He married second Nannie Brincefield, daughter of George Buck Brinsfield and Millie Brinsfield, on 4 Dec. 1923 in Alamance Co., NC.  She was born about 1906 in NC.  They were recorded on the 1930 census in Faucette, NC and the 1940 census in Graham-Burlington, Alamance Co., NC.  Some of the children recorded with them on the 1940 census were listed on the North Carolina, Birth and Death Indexes as the son of Pink, Pinkney B., Pinkney Balum, or Pinkey Balum Graves; however, the mother’s name was not recorded.  There may be children other than the ones listed below.

Children - Graves, by Mary Pinnix

    71.   Fannie Indier Graves, b.c. Aug. 1909.

    72.   Bettie Lee Graves, b. and d. 28 March 1914, stillborn (Faucette, NC).

Children - Graves, by Nannie Brincefield

    73.   Finley Lee Graves, b. 23 Sept. 1924, d. 7 Jan. 2008.  Dates are from the SSDI; last residence was Burlington, Alamance Co., NC.

    74.   Henry Thomas Graves, b.c. 1926.

    75.   James O’ Daniel Graves, b.c. 1928.

    76.   Paul Nathaniel Graves, b. 25 Sept. 1929 (Guilford Co., NC).

    77.   May Magdeline Graves, b.c. 1929.

    78.   Minnie Graves, b.c. 1931.  May be Besse M. Graves, b. 6 April 1931 (Guilford Co., NC).

    79.   Joe Lewis Graves, b.c. 1937.

 

Henry Graves (35) was born in March 1888 in NC.  He married Pearl ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1906.  She was born about 1889 in NC.  They were in the 1910 census for Pleasant Grove Twp., Alamance Co., NC, when 1 of their 2 children was still living, and his brother Floyd was living with them.  He was a farmer.

Children - Graves

    80.   Edward L. Graves, b.c. 1907.

 

CHILDREN OR ROBERT GRAVES (20) AND SUSAN A. TURNER

Oscar Lee Graves (44) was born 21 Feb. 1894 in NC, died in 1948, and was buried in Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem., Anderson, Caswell Co., NC.  He married Mallie Susan Graves (Genealogy 67), daughter of William Henry Graves and Addie Bell Phillips, on 29 Dec. 1915 in Fawcett Twp., Alamance Co., NC[10].  She was born 14 Feb. 1896 in Caswell Co., NC, died 10 May 1966 in Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC, and was buried in Stoney Creek AME Church Cem., Stony Creek, Caswell Co., NC.  This family was recorded on the 1920 census in Stony Creek, NC, the 1930 census in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC, and 1940 census in Stony Creek, NC; their children were born in NC.  He was a farmer.  Mallie married second Linwood Herman Allen, son of Al Allen and Mitt Lipscomb, on 29 June 1956 in Caswell Co., NC[11].  He was born 13 July in Caswell Co., NC.

Children - Graves

    81.   Verdia Adelaide Graves, b. 28 Oct. 1916.

    82.   Winifred B. Graves, b. 21 March 1918.

    83.   Mary Graves, b. 2 May 1920.

    84.   Sallie Pearl Graves, b. 8 May 1922.

    85.   Oscar Graves, Jr., b. 2 Sept. 1925, m. Mollie Ellen Blackwell.  Date is from his World War II Draft Cards, Young Men, 1940-1947.

    86.   Vivian Izone Graves, b. 6 June 1928.

    87.   Marvis Joyce Graves, b. 14 Nov. 1930.

    88.   Willie Richard Graves, b. 13 July 1934.

    89.   Barbara Ann Graves, b. 7 May 1936.

    90.   Eddie Phillips Graves, b. 2 Aug. 1938.

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM M. GRAVES (25) AND MAGGIE E. GRAVES

William Albert Graves (59) was born 3 Dec. 1888 in Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC, died 17 Aug. 1932 in Caswell Co., NC, and was buried in Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem., Anderson, Caswell Co., NC.  He married Hannah Glendora Watkins, daughter of Grant Watkins and Caroline Piles.  She was born 5 July 1900 in Caswell Co., NC, died 16 Feb. 1982 in Burlington, Alamance Co., NC, and was also buried in Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem.  They were in the 1920 census for Anderson Twp., Caswell Co., NC, living next to his parents.  They were in the 1930 census for Yanceyville Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  All their children were born in Yanceyville, NC.  After he died, she married second King David Poole on 3 April 1935 in Caswell Co., NC.  She married third ‑‑‑‑‑‑ King.  She married fourth John Lloyd Bolden on 11 Sept. 1974 in Caswell Co., NC.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+91.   William Granderson Graves, b. 31 Oct. 1919, m. Mae Wilma Watlington, d. 21 July 2008.

    92.   Virgil Nathaniel Graves, b. 26 May 1921 (Yanceyville, NC).  Living in Greensboro, NC.

    93.   Virginia Adell Graves, b. 29 Dec. 1922, m. Wyatt Victor Gentry, d. 23 Feb. 2012.  He was b. 6 Aug. 1915 (NC), son of John Gentry and Laura Gwynn, and d. 18 March 1971 (Blanch, Caswell Co., NC).  Both bur. Graves Chapel Cem.

    94.   Henry Graves, b. and d. 18 Sept. 1924 (Yanceyville, NC).  Premature birth.  Bur. Graves Chapel Cem.

    95.   Ernest Julius Graves, b. 17 July 1926, d. 14 Jan. 1980 (Caswell Co., NC).

    96.   Willie Graves, b.c. 1927, d. 28 March 1928 (Yanceyville, NC).  Bur. Graves Chapel Cem.

    97.   Albert Glennie Graves, b. 29 April 1929, m. Carrie ‑‑‑‑‑‑  Living in South Hill, VA.

    98.   Gennie Louis Graves, b. 27 July 1932.

 

Gabriel Parker Graves (60) was born 5 Sept. 1890 in Yanceyville Twp., Caswell Co., NC, and died 16 May 1993 in Burlington, Alamance Co., NC.  He married Genevieve (“Jennie”) Brown, daughter of Lewis Brown and Dora Gwynn, about 1921.  She died before 12 Sept. 2004.  They were in the 1930 census for Anderson Twp., Caswell Co., NC, when he was listed as Able and she was called Genevieve.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

    99.   James (“Jimmie”) Lewis Graves, b. 18 Jan. 1922, d. 3 March 1923 (both in Caswell Co., NC).  Bur. Graves Chapel Cem. (Caswell Co., NC).

    100.    James Preston Graves, b.c. 1924, d. before 12 Sept. 2004.

    101.    Jasper T. Graves, b.c. 1925, d. before 12 Sept. 2004.

    102.    Jennie I. Graves, b.c. 1927, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Neely, d. before 12 Sept. 2004.

    103.    Dora Graves, b.c. 1929, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Mosby, d. before 12 Sept. 2004.

    104.    Fred D. Graves, b.c. 1930.  Living in Glen Burnie, MD.

    105.    Hubert G. Graves, d. before 12 Sept. 2004.

+106.    Lorene Graves, b. 26 Dec. 1939, m. James Alvin Allen, d. 12 Sept. 2004.

    107.    Lottie Belle Graves, d. before 12 Sept. 2004.

    108.    William P. Graves; living in Yanceyville, NC.

    109.    Huston O. Graves; living in Burlington, NC.

    110.    Aaron R. Graves; living in OH.

    111.    Elijah Graves; living in OH.

    112.    Fannie D. Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Strayborn.  Living in Danville, VA.

    113.    Verna Y. Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Town.  Living in Yanceyville, NC.

    114.    Lottie Mae Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Bigelow.  Living in Washington, DC.

    115.    Mattie M. Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Bigelow.  Living in Mt. Vernon, NY.

    116.    Rebecca Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Saunders.  Living in Yanceyville, NC.

 

Johnny Pleasant Graves (62) was born 30 June 1894 in NC, and died 5 May 1976 in Yanceyville, NC.  He married Bessie ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1920.  She was born about 1900 in NC.  They were in the 1930 census for Anderson Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC.

Children - Graves

    117.    George Graves, b.c. 1920.

    118.    Mary Graves, b.c. 1922.

    119.    Linwood Graves, b.c. 1929.

 

Henry Thomas Graves (63) was born 4 May 1896 in Caswell Co., NC, and died 24 Aug. 1986 in VA.  He first married Lucille (“Ceylie”) Watkins, daughter of Grant Watkins and Caroline Piles, on 29 Jan. 1919 in Caswell Co., NC[12].  She was born 5 Aug. 1902 in Caswell Co., NC, and died 12 May 1922 in Anderson, Caswell Co., NC of pulmonary tuberculosis[13].  This family was recorded on the 1920 census in Anderson, Caswell Co., NC.  He married second Annie Wilson Watlington, daughter of George Watlington and Fannie Totten.  She was born 6 June 1904 in NC, and died 16 July 1990 in Danville, VA.  They were buried in Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem., Anderson, Caswell Co., NC.  He was licensed to preach in 1924 and ordained in 1933.  He preached regularly at Sellars School in the early days of his ministry.  He began to pastor the Olive Grove Baptist Church in 1948.  This family was recorded on the 1930 and 1940 censuses in Anderson Township, Caswell Co., NC; their children were born I NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Lucille Watkins

    120.    Hattie Mae Sue Graves, b. 1920, d. 1920 at age 4 months.

Children - Graves, by Annie Watlington

    121.    Lusterene Watlington Graves, 23 June 1924, m(1) Logan Jacob Fields, m(2) Bennie Lewis Rogers, 22 June 1957 (Danville, VA), d. 22 Nov. 1999 (Caswell Co., NC).  She and Logan were bur. Graves Chapel Cem.  She attended Winston-Salem State Univ.

    122.    Annie Mae Boyd Graves, b. 4 Oct. 1925, d. 15 May 1926 (Anderson, NC).  Bur. Graves Chapel Cem.

+123.    Thomas Lorenza Graves, b. 22 Feb. 1927, m. Shirley Jefferies, d. 3 Oct. 1985.

+124.    Dolphas Lee Graves, b. 12 March 1929, m. Ollie Wimple, d. 12 July 1994.

+125.    Onzer Aron Graves, b. 29 March 1931, m. Gladys Wimple, 27 Dec. 1951, d. 6 June 1958.

    126.    Roy Madison Graves, b. 11 April 1933, d. 21 Feb. 1995 (Washington, DC).  Bur. Graves Chapel Cem.

    127.    Ocie Louise Graves, b. 2 Sept. 1935, m. James (“Ned”) Bigelow, 14 July 1951.

    128.    Viola Marie Graves, b. 14 Sept. 1937, m. James Pruitt, d. 10 Feb. 1969.  She worked as a beautician for the Dept. of Navy, U.S. Govt.  1 daughter.  Bur. Graves Chapel Cem.

    129.    Ethel Delois Graves, b. 3 July 1939, m. Roy Fuller.   He received a BA from Bennett College, a Master from Howard Univ., and supervised children's services and social workers in Caswell Co., NC.  2 children.

    130.    Gladys Wythene Graves, m. James Blackman.

    131.    Kenneth Matthew Graves, b. 8 June 1945, m. Virginia Garland.

 

George Abriel Graves (64) was born in May 1898 in NC, and died 11 March 1940 in Durham, NC.  He married Mary E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1901 in NC.  They were in the 1920 census for Anderson Twp., Caswell Co., NC, when his sister, Mary L., 12, and his sister-in-law, Mary F., 18, was living with them.  He was a farmer.

Children - Graves

    132.    Maggie A. Graves, b. 1919 (NC).

 

Burley (or Burlie) Owen Graves (65) was born 15 Sept. 1900 in NC, died 19 Sept. 1971 in Chapel Hill, Orange Co., NC[14] and was buried in Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem., Anderson, Caswell Co., NC.  He married Mary Fannie Watlington on 28 Dec. 1919 in Caswell Co., NC.  She was born about 1902 in NC, died in 1954, and was buried in Blackwell Missionary Baptist Church Cem., Locust Hill, Caswell Co., NC. They were in the 1930 census for Yanceyville, Caswell Co., NC, when his cousin, Charlie Brown, 21, was living with them.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC.  He married second Beulah Willis.  She was born 22 Sept. 1910, died 25 Dec. 1976, and was also buried in Graves Chapel Baptist Church Cem.

Children - Graves, by Mary Watlington

    133.    Joseph Graves, b.c. 1921.

+134.    Lemma Odelia Graves, b. 3 June 1922, m. Alexander Dalton Vaughn, 26 Dec. 1939, d. April 1993.

    135.    Ruthie Graves, b.c. 1925.

    136.    Mary Burnett Hazel Graves, b. 7 Sept. 1926, m(1) Walter Edsell Phillips, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Adams, d. 1 Sept. 2014 (Danville, VA).  Bur. Graves Chapel Cem.

    137.    Claudie Graves, b.c. 1928.

 

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[1] North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, Rockingham, Marriage Register – Black (1867-1897), as posted on ancestry.com.

[2] North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, Caswell, Marriage Register (1853-1961), as posted on ancestry.com.

[3] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976, certificate 104, as posted on ancestry.com

[4] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 40826 records her parents as “the late, Iverson Graves” and “the late, Barbara Neal”.

[5] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 23665, as posted on ancestry.com.

[6] The 1870 census lists William as 3 and Henry as 1, which would make Henry younger, but perhaps that is an error.

[7] North Carolina, Birth and Death Indexes, 1800-2000, show his delayed birth date as 1 Feb. 1880, parents Henry Graves and Maggie Thomas; however he is shown on the 1880 census as a 6-year old.

[8] North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, as posted on ancestry.com.

[9] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 93, as posted on ancestry.com.

[10] North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, as posted on ancestry.com.

[11] North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, as posted on ancestry.com.

[12] North Carolinla, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, as posted on ancestry.com.

[13] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976, certificate 265, as posted on ancestry.com.

[14] North Carolina, Deaths,