Rev. 3 Dec. 2008, Gen. 737
DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM GRAVES AND EPHA DALA SHAFFER OF NY & OH
William Graves (1) was born about 1817 in NY. He married Epha (“Effie”) Dala Shaffer on 25 Feb. 1840. She was born 1 Feb. 1822 in Cuyahoga Co., OH, and died 5 Feb. 1903. They were in the 1850 and 1860 censuses for Mount Gilead, Morrow Co., OH. They were in the 1870 and 1880 censuses for Elyria, Lorain Co., OH. He was listed as a sadler in 1850, and a harness maker in 1860, 1870, and 1880. All their children were born in OH. (R‑1, R‑2)
Children – Graves
+2. Mahala C. Graves, b.c. 1842, m. George Sharp, c. 1858.
3. Orpha C. Graves, b.c. 1843.
4. Augusta Roslyn (“Rose”) Graves, b.c. 1846.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GRAVES (1) AND EPHA D. SHAFFER
Mahala C. Graves (2) was born about 1842 in OH. She married George Sharp about 1858. He was born about 1835 in OH. They were in the 1860 census for Gilead Twp., Morrow Co., OH, living with her parents, and he was a painter. In 1870 and 1880, their children were still living with her parents in Elyria, OH, but Mahala and George couldn’t be found in any census. Both their children were born in OH.
Children – Sharp
5. George W. Sharp, b. March 1859.
+6. William G. Sharp, b. March 1859, m. Hallie C. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1895.
CHILDREN OF MAHALA C. GRAVES (2) AND GEORGE SHARP
William G. Sharp (6) was born in March 1859 in OH. He married Hallie C. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1895. She was born in Dec. 1869 in OH. They were in the 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses for Elyria, Lorain Co., OH, with all family members in the household. William was a manufacturer of wood products. In 1930, Hallie was a widow living alone in Elyria, OH. All their children were born in OH.
Children – Sharp
7. Margaret M. Sharp, b. Feb. 1896.
8. George C. Sharp, b. Sept. 1897.
9. William G. Sharp, b.c. 1901.
10. Effie Sharp, b.c. 1903.
11. Baxter Sharp, b.c. 1905.
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