Rev. 23 Jan. 2007, Gen. 639
DESCENDANTS OF RUSSELL S. (OR RUFUS) GRAVES AND BETSEY S. ------ OF VT & TIOGA CO., NY
Russell S. (or Rufus) Graves (1) was born about 1808 in VT (or possibly NY), and he apparently died before 1870 (since his wife was then living with her son Benjamin). His name was given as Russell S. in the 1850 census and Rufus in the 1860 census. He married Betsey S. ‑‑‑‑‑‑. Her name was given as Betsey S. in the 1860 and 1870 censuses, and Bessie S. in the 1870 census, and it was probably really Elizabeth. She was born about 1818 in NY. They were in the 1850 census for Tioga Twp., Tioga Co., NY, and in the 1860 census for Owego Twp., Tioga Co., NY. He was a carpenter. All their children were born in NY.
Children - Graves
2. Cordelia Graves, b.c. 1844.
3. Hiram F. Graves, b.c. 1845.
+4. Benjamin Bailey Frank Graves, b. 6 June 1847, m. Linda Isobel Shepardson, d. 1934.
5. Charles H. Graves, b.c. 1849.
6. Elizabeth A. Graves, b.c. 1852.
7. Ruth C. Graves, b.c. 1853.
8. Daniel S. Graves, b.c. 1857.
CHILDREN OF RUSSELL S. GRAVES (1) AND BETSEY S. ------
Benjamin Bailey Frank Graves (4) was born 6 June 1847 in New York City, NY, and died in 1934 in Washington, DC. He married Linda Isobel Shepardson. She was born in Jan. 1850 in New York, and died 19 Sept. 1901 in Washington, DC. They were in the 1870 census for Candor Twp., Tioga Co., NY, with children Franklin and Merritt, his mother Bessie, and his siblings Ruth and Daniel. In 1870, he was editor of the “Free Press” newspaper. They were in the 1900 census for Washington, DC, with daughter Bessie still living at home. He was then a government printer. Their first 3 children were born in NY and the last in AR. (R‑1)
Children - Graves
+9. Franklin (“Frank”) P. Graves, b. June 1868, m. M. Jesse ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1895.
10. Merritt L. Graves, b. 1870.
11. M. J. Graves (daughter), b.c. 1877.
+12. Elizabeth Mary Graves, b. 6 July 1885, m. Anthony Aloisius Gulli, d. 23 March 1919.
CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN B. F. GRAVES (4) AND LINDA I. SHEPARDSON
Franklin (“Frank”) P. Graves (9) was born in June 1868 in NY. He married M. Jesse ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1895. She was born in May 1874 in IA. They were in the 1900 census for Washington, DC, and he was a government printer (probably working for or with his father).
Children - Graves
13. Gladys Graves, b. July 1896 (IA).
14. Benjamin Graves, b. Aug. 1898 (DC).
Elizabeth (“Bessie”) Mary Graves (12) was born 6 July 1885 in Arkansas, and died 23 March 1919 in Washington, DC. She married Anthony Aloisius Gulli, son of Frank Gulli and Rosalie Desio. He was born 16 Sept. 1883 in Washington, DC, and died 9 Sept. 1942 of heaert disease in Silver Spring, MD. At least their first 2 children were born in Washington, DC. (R‑1)
Children - Gulli
+15. Linda Rosalie Gulli, b. 27 Nov. 1905, m. Leland Haney Cheek, 7 Jan. 1927, d. 25 Nov. 1983.
+16. Grace Maxine Gulli, b. 5 Nov. 1908, m. Ernest Willie Jones, d. 8 Dec. 1988.
17. Frances Violet Gulli
CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH M. GRAVES (34) AND ANTHONY A. GULLI
Linda Rosalie Gulli (15) was born 27 Nov. 1905 in Washington, Dc, and died 25 Nov. 1983 in Silver Spring, MD. She married Leland Haney Cheek, son of William cheek and Lucille Haney, on 7 Jan. 1927 in Washington, DC. He was born 3 Oct. 1904 in Shawnee, OK, died 14 Feb. 1974 in Miami, FL, and was buried in Washington, DC. (R‑1)
Children - Cheek
+18. Linda Lee Cheek, m. William Baxter Binswanger.
+19. Phyllis Jeanne Cheek, m. David Ross IV.
+20. Warren Leland Cheek, m. Genesta Evelyn Brown.
21. Carolyn Frances Cheek
22. Douglas Wendel Cheek
Grace Maxine Gulli (16) was born 5 Nov. 1908 in Washington, DC, and died 8 Dec. 1988 in McLean, VA. She married Ernest Willie Jones. He was born 3 Dec. 1903 in Clayton Co., GA, and died 13 Dec. 1986 in McLean, VA. (R‑1)
Children - Jones
+23. William Anthony Jones, m. Joan Elizabeth Cunningham.
+24. Betty Mae Jones, m. David Lee Richardson.
+25. Charles R. Jones, m. Patricia Ann Rosenbaum.
+26. Ernest Willie Jones, Jr., m. Jane De Jong.
+27. Bonnie Grace Jones, m. Kris Karl O'Connor.
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 The 1850 census showed him born in NY, but he was shown as born in VT in 1860, and the 1880 census for his son Benjamin showed both Russell and Betsey born in VT.