Rev. 29 Sept. 2010, Gen. 710

 

DESCENDANTS OF ELISHA GRAVES AND JULIA A. MAYHEW OF NY & MI

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Elisha Graves (1) was born about 1820 in NY.  He married Julia A. Mayhew.  She was born about 1820 in VT.  They were in the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses for Flushing Twp., Genesee Co., MI.  He was a farmer.  Their first 2 children were born in OH, and all the others in MI.  They were in the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses for Flushing, Genesee Co., MI.  He was a farmer.  Their first 2 children were born in OH, and all the others in MI.

It has been suggested that Elisha was a son of Elisha Graves (b. 1795, NY, d. 1865) and Almira Cook.  The Elisha (b. 1795) was actually Elihu), and he was a son of Waters Graves in genealogy 166.  It seems unlikely that Elisha was a son of Elihu, since none of Elihu’s other children are known to have moved to OH and then to MI, and the 1880 census indicated that both of Elisha’s parents were born in NY, whereas Elihu’s wife Almira was born in CT.

It is also possible that Elisha was closely related to Matthias Graves (also recorded as Mathias and Matthew).  Matthias was in the 1830 census for Shelby, Macomb Co., Michigan Territory, and the 1840 and 1850 censuses for Flushing Twp., Genesee Co., MI.  Elisha could even have been his son by an unknown first marriage.  However, his living in Ohio in the early 1840’s doesn’t fit with that possibility.

Source R‑3 thinks that Elisha may be descended from Rear Adm. Thomas Graves (gen. 28), but no specific connection to that genealogy has yet been found.

Children - Graves

+2. Charles M. Graves, b. Dec. 1840, m. Janet ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1868.

+3. Jerome Graves, b. April 1844, m. Jane ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1865.

  4. Rosanna (or Rosina) Graves, b.c. 1846.

+5. Decatur Graves, b.c. 1848, m. Anna ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  6. Ellen Graves, b.c. 1851.

+7. Joseph Graves, b. Feb. 1855, m. Maretta ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+8. George F. Graves, b. March 1857, m. Ella F. Tripp, 1875.

+9. William R. Graves, b.c. Nov. 1859, m. Susan ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  10.  Lucy Graves, b.c. 1864.

  11.  Norman (or Wesley) Graves, b.c. 1867

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF ELISHA GRAVES (1) AND JULIA A. MAYHEW

Charles M. Graves (2) was born in Dec. 1842 in OH.  He married Janet ‑‑‑‑‑‑, probably about 1868.  She was born about 1850 in MI.  They were in the 1870 census for Maple Grove Twp., Saginaw Co., MI, when he was a farmer.  They have not been found in the 1880 census.  He was in the 1900 census for Billings Twp., Gladwin Co., MI, living next to Jerome Graves and Aaron Graves, and listed as a day laborer and married but no wife with him.  He was in the 1910 census for Belknap, Presque Isle Co., MI, living with his daughter and son-in-law Jennie and William Hunter.  Also living with him were his sons Oscar and Clifford.  William Huntley and Oscar Graves were wood choppers (lumberjacks), and Clifford was a laborer doing odd jobs.

Children - Graves

  12.  Elisha Graves, b.c. 1869.

+13.  Jennie Graves, b. April 1871, m. William Huntley, c. 1889.

+14.  Oscar Graves, b. Jan. 1876, m. Susie R. Ordiway, c. 1897, d. 1 March 1954.

  15.  Clifford Graves, b.c. 1885.

 

Jerome Graves (3) was born in April 1844 in OH.  He married Jane ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1865.  She was born in Oct. 1850 in English-speaking Canada.  They were in the 1900 census for Billings Twp., Gladwin Co., MI, with a granddaughter Maud Munson, b. Jan. 1890 in MI, with 2 of their 4 children still living.  They were in the 1910 census for Saginaw, Saginaw Co., MI.  They were in the 1920 census for Flint, Genesee Co., MI, living with their daughter and son-in-law Sarah and Aleck Rousseau, and a granddaughter, Bessie Munson, 20.  At that time, both Aleck and Jerome (who was then 75) were working in an automobile factory.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+16.  daughter, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Munson, d. by 1900.

  17.  child

+18.  Sarah Graves, b.c. 1879, m. Alex Rousseau, c. 1897.

  19.  Lucy M. Graves, b.c. 1884.

 

Decatur Graves (5) was born about 1848 in MI.  He married Anna ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1852 in NY.  They were in the 1880 census for Flushing. Genesee Co., MI, when he was a farmer.  Both their children were born in Flushing, Genesee Co., MI.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+20.  Fredrick Nelson Graves, b. 2 Oct. 1873, m. Mary F.‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  21.  Nellie Graves, b.c. 1879.

 

Joseph Graves (7) was born in Feb. 1855 (or about 1853) in MI, and died before 1930.  He married Mary E. (or Maretta) ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born in April 1856 in Ontario, Canada, and died after 1930.  They were in the 1880 census for Flushing Twp., Genesee Co., MI.  They were in the 1900 census for Billings, Gladwin Co., MI.  They were in the 1910 census for Montrose, Genesee Co., MI.  They were in the 1920 census for Vienna, Genesee Co., NY.  He was a farmer and a farm laborer.  All their children were born in MI.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

  22.  Cora Graves, b.c. 1877.

  23.  Minnie Graves, b.c. 1878.

  24.  Rosa (“Rosie”) A. Graves, b. July 1879.

+25.  Darius Henry Graves, b. 15 Sept. 1884, m. Mable Eastman, d. 1 June 1966.

  26.  Eva E. Graves, b. April 1888.

  27.  Harry Fayette Graves, b. 27 Sept. 1893.

  28.  Harvey LeRoy Graves, b. 28 Jan. 1896, d. 4 Jan. 1974 (Saginaw, Saginaw Co., MI).

+29.  Clarence Jesse Graves, b. 14 March 1899, m. Wanda ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. Nov. 1965.

 

George F. Graves (8) was born in March 1857 in MI.  He married Ella (“Ellie”) F. Tripp about 1875.  She was born in May 1856 in MI.  They were in the 1880 census for Hamlin, Eaton Co., MI, working as servants in the home of William and Elizabeth Wolcott, a farmer.  They were in the 1900 census for Billings, Gladwin Co., MI, living next to his brother Joseph and his nephew Oscar, and working as a farm laborer.  All their children were born in MI.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+30.  Aaron Jerome Graves, b. 1 Oct. 1875, m. Minnie Estelle Mustin,.

+31.  Asa Palmer Graves, b. 11 Oct. 1881, m. Marion Chamberlin, d. 20 April 1960.

  32.  Maud M. Graves, b.c. 1892.

 

William R. (or K.) Graves (9) was born about 1860 in MI.  He married Susan ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1872 in MI.  They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Spaulding, Saginaw Co., MI.  Both their children were born in MI.  In the 1930 census for Spalding, Saginaw Co., MI, he was living with his daughter and son-in-law, Ethel and George Sole.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+33.  Ethel T. Graves, b.c. 1892, m. George Sole.

  34.  Lloyd L. Graves, b.c. 1906.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF CHARLES M. GRAVES (2) AND JANET ------

Jennie Graves (13) was born in April 1871 in MI.  She married William Huntley about 1896.  He was born in July 1867 in MI.  They were in the 1900 census for Billings Twp., Gladwin Co., MI, when he was a blacksmith.  They were in the 1910 census for Belknap Twp., Presque Isle Co., MI, when he was a wood chopper (lumberjack).  They were in the 1920 census for Bismarck Twp., Presque Isle Co., MI, when he was a laborer.  All their children were born in MI, except for Charles, who was born in WI.

Children - Huntley

  35.  Jannie V. Huntley, b. Dec. 1889.

  36.  John N. Huntley, b. Jan. 1892.

  37.  Thomas C. Huntley, b. July 1894.

  38.  Charles (“Charlie”) M. Huntley, b. April 1897.

  39.  Theodore Huntley, b.c. 1904.

  40.  Clair Huntley (son), b.c. 1906.

  41.  Lorina (or Learena) Huntley, b.c. Aug. 1908.

  42.  Myron Huntley, b.c. 1912.

 

Oscar Graves (14) was born in Jan. 1876 in MI (according to the 1900 census), or 31 Jan. 1874 in Saginaw, Saginaw Co., MI (according to his obituary), died 1 March 1954 at Rhodes Nursing Home, Gladwin Co., MI, and was buried 5 March 1954 in Rhodes Cem., Gladwin Co., MI.  He married Susie R. Ordiway about 1897.  She was born in March 1880 in NY.  According to Oscar’s obituary in the Gladwin County Record: “They came to Rhodes from Bentley where Mr. Graves was employed with the Michigan Central Railroad until his retirement.  Surviving are his wife, Susan; one son, Earl, of Flint; two daughters, Rosey LaDuke of Flint and Emma Green of Kalamazoo; two step-sons, Charles Graves of Bay City and Henry Hoop of Flint; two step-daughters, Ellen Springer of Flint and Eleanor Threehouse of Bay City.”

They were in the 1900 census for Billings, Gladwin Co., MI.  Oscar, his brother Clifford, and his father were living with his sister Jennie’s family in the 1920 census for Belknap, Presque Isle Co., MI, but his wife and children haven’t been found in that census.  They also haven’t been found in the 1920 census.  They were in the 1930 census for Bentley Twp., Billings Co., MI.  He was a day laborer in 1900, a wood chopper (lumberjack) in 1910, and a laborer on the railroad in 1930.  All their children were born in MI.  There were probably other children born between Floyd and Henry that are not known.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+43.  Emma Jean Graves, b. 4 Feb. 1898, m. Oria Oscar Green, 27 Jan. 1916, d. 18 May 1992.

  44.  Floyd L. Graves, b. March 1900.

  45.  Henry Graves, b.c. 1918.

  46.  Rosie M. Graves, b.c. 1920.

  47.  Elinor Graves, b.c. 1921.

  48.  Earl Graves, b.c. 1932.

 

CHILDREN OF JEROME GRAVES (3) AND JANE ------

Daughter (16) may have been born about 1870, and died before the 1900 census.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Munson.

Children - Munson

  49.  Maud (or Bessie) Munson, b. Jan. 1890 (MI).

 

Sarah Graves (18) was born in July in MI.  She married Alex (or Aleck) Rousseau about 1897.  He was born in July 1877 in MI.  They were in the 1900 census for Gladstone City, Delta Co., MI.  They were in the 1910 census for Saginaw, Saginaw Co., MI.  They were in the 1920 census for Flint, Genesee Co., MI.

Children - Rousseau

+50.  Elsie Rousseau, b. Dec. 1897, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Zillich.

  51.  Jessie Rousseau (son), b.c. 1903.

  52.  Jolene Rousseau, b.c. 1905.

  53.  Frances Rousseau, b.c. 1907.

  54.  Roland Rousseau, b.c. June 1909.

 

CHILDREN OF DECATUR GRAVES (5) AND ANNA ------

Fredrick (“Fred”) Nelson Graves (20) was born 2 Oct. 1873 in Flushing Twp., Genesee Co., MI.  He married Mary F. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1878 in MI.  They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Flushing Twp., Genesee Co., MI.  Both their children were born in Flushing Twp., Genesee Co., MI.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

  55.  Floyd L. Graves, b.c. 1896.

  56.  Goldie A. Graves, b.c. 1898.

 

CHILDREN OF JOSEPH GRAVES (7) AND MARY E. ------

Darius Henry Graves (25) was born 15 Sept. 1884 in MI, and died 1 June 1966 in Clio, Genesee Co., MI.  He married Mable Eastman.  She was born about 1891 in MI.  They were in the 1910 census for Montrose, Genesee Co., MI.  They were in the 1920 census for Flint, Genesee Co., MI.  All their children were born in MI.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

  57.  Florence Graves, b.c. April 1910.

  58.  Cora Graves, b.c. 1912.

  59.  Rollo L. Graves, b. 17 Dec. 1914, d. 16 Nov. 1978 (Flint, MI).  Lived in Vienna, Genesee Co., MI.

  60.  Harold Graves, b.c. 1918.

  61.  Marietta Graves, b.c. Dec. 1919.

 

Clarence Jesse Graves (29) was born 14 March 1899 in MI, and died in Nov. 1965 in MI.  He married Wanda ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1908.  They were in the 1930 census for Flint, Genesee Co., MI.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

  62.  Marion Graves, b.c. 1928.

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE F. GRAVES (8) AND ELLA F. TRIPP

Aaron Jerome Graves (30) was born 1 Oct. 1875 in MI.  He married Minnie Estelle (“Stella”) Mustin.  She was born in April 1883 in MI.  They were in the 1900 census for Billings Twp., Gladwin Co., MI, with her brother Harrison Mustin living with them.  He was a day laborer in 1900.  They were in the 1910 and 1930 censuses for Billings Twp., Gladwin Co., MI.  All their children were born in MI.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+63.  Francis L. Graves, b. 26 Dec. 1899, m. Lucile B. VanSickle, 29 June 1929, d. 23 Sept. 1989.

  64.  Raymond F. Graves, b.c. 1900.

  65.  Hilda M. Graves, b.c. 1905.

  66.  Zetta M. Graves, b.c. 1907.

  67.  Florine R. Graves, b.c. 1909.

  68.  Hazel H. Graves, b.c. 1912.

  69.  Bessie M. Graves, b.c. 1918.

+70.  Leonard A. Graves, b. 20 April 1920, m. Dora ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 23 Jan. 1967.

  71.  Norman D. Graves, b. 17 Jan. 1928 (Gladwin, Gladwin Co., MI), d. 28 July 1985 (Gladwin, Gladwin Co., MI).

 

Asa Palmer Graves (31) was born 11 Oct. 1881 in MI, and died 20 April 1960 in Madera, Madera Co., CA.  He married Marion Chamberlin, daughter of Don Chamberlin and Dora ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1882 in KS.  They were in the 1910 census for Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Madera, Madera Co., CA.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

  72.  Francis Graves, b.c. 1903.

  73.  Maurice Graves, b.c. 1906.

  74.  Walter C. Graves, b.c. 1913.

  75.  A. Irene Graves, b.c. 1916.

  76.  A. Hugh Graves, b.c. 1920.

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM R. GRAVES (9) AND SUSAN ------

Ethel T. Graves (33) was born about 1892 in MI.  She married George Sole.  He was born about 1892.  They were in the 1930 census for Saginaw, Saginaw Co., MI.  (R‑3)

Children - Sole

  77.  Cleo Sole, b.c. 1912.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF OSCAR GRAVES (1) AND SUSIE ORDIWAY

Emma Jean Graves (43) was born 4 Feb. 1898 in Beaverton, Gladwin Co., MI, and died 18 May 1992 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI.  She married Oria Oscar Green on 27 Jan. 1916.  He was born 29 May 1890, and died 24 Aug. 1965 in Kalamazoo, MI.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Green

+78.  Oria Oscar Green, b. 18 April 1918, m. June Emma Bagley, d. 19 May 1988.

  79.  John Green

  80.  Robert Green

  81.  Helen Green

 

CHILDREN OF SARAH GRAVES (18) AND ALEX ROUSSEAU

Elsie Rousseau (50) was born in Dec. 1897.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Zillich.  He was born in Hungary.  She was in the 1920 census for Flint, Genesee Co., MI, divorced, living with her parents.

Children - Zillich

  82.  John Zillich, b.c. Aug. 1917 (MI).

 

CHILDREN OF AARON J. GRAVES (30) AND MINNIE E. MUSTIN

Francis L. Graves (63) was born 26 Dec. 1899 in MI, and died 23 Sept. 1989 in Gladwin, Gladwin Co., MI.  He married Lucile (or Lucille) B. VanSickle, daughter of William VanSickle and Carrie Hile, on 29 June 1929 in Midland, Midland Co., MI.  She was born 10 Aug. 1913 in Hersey, Osceola Co., MI, and died 5 July 2003 in Gladwin Living Center, Gladwin, MI.  They were in the 1930 census for Midland, MI.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+83.  Bonnie Belle Graves, b. 27 Dec. 1931, m. James Ransom Burgess, 12 June 1949.

 

Leonard A. Graves (70) was born 20 April 1920 in MI, died 23 Jan. 1967, and was buried in Ridge Cem., Gladwin Twp., Gladwin Co., MI.  He married Dora ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She married second ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Stokes.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+84.  Gary L. Graves, b. 12 July 1948, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 21 June 2002.

  85.  Peggy Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Garneau.

  86.  Pauline Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Trost.

  87.  Iva Lou Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Meyers.

  88.  Bruce Graves

 

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