Rev. 13 Aug. 2011, Gen. 789

 

DESCENDANTS OF ENOS GRAVES OF RANDOLPH CO., NC

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Enos F. Graves (1) was born 20 June 1850 and died 20 March 1922, both in Coleridge, Randolph Co., NC.  He first married Lennie Lucus.  He married second Sylvania (“Vinia” or “Vina”) E. Siler, daughter of Elyce Siler, in Coleridge, NC about 1894.  She was born 27 March 1858 in Randolph Co., NC, and died 4 May 1946 in Coleridge, Randolph Co., NC.  Enos was a farmer and worked for John Caveness who owned a farm in Brush Creek.  Enos was the last slave owned by the Caveness family.  Both Enos and Sylvania were freed from slavery in 1863.  They both worshipped at Lambert Chapel Baptist Church, and were buried in the church cemetery.  All his children were born in Randolph Co., NC, probably all in Coleridge.

Enos was recorded on the 1880 census in Gulf, Chatham Co., NC, ED 31, p. 26, with wife Emiline, age 24; she and her parents were born in NC.  Perhaps Lennie is a nickname for Emiline.

Enos and his second wife “Vina” were recorded on the 1900 census in Matthews Twp., Chatham Co., NC, ED 11 sheet 20A with the following children:  Sally J., born April 1881, Alexander, born Nov. 1885, Alfred, born March 1888, Robert A., born March 1890, John D., born Sept. 1891, Ida E., born Sept. 1893, and Annie H., born July 1896.   They had been married 16 years, and Vina had eight children, all living.  Also living with them was Vina’s mother, Eliza J. (‑‑‑‑‑‑) Siler, born March 1835 in NC.  Eliza had two children, with only one living (Vina).

In 1910 the family was recorded in Coleridge Twp., Randolph Co., NC, ED 80, sheet 4A.  They had been married 28 years, and only 9 of Vina’s 11 children were living:  The following children were living with them in 1910:  Alexander A., age 23, Alfred C., age 22, Emmett, age 20, Ida M., age 15, Annie H., age 11, and Leonia N., age 9.  They were in the 1920 census for Coleridge, Randolph Co., NC.  Sylvinia was a widow in the 1930 census for Coleridge Twp., Randolph Co., NC, living next to George H. Graves.

It is interesting that the 1920 census lists George H. Graves, 56 (b.c. 1864), living next to Enos Graves.  Could they have been brothers?  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Lennie Lucus

+2.      Joseph P. Graves, b.c. 1877, m. Hattie Brown, c. 1903, d. after 1930.

    3.      Sallie J. Graves, b.c. 1879.  She was listed as age 1 on the 1880 census.

Children - Graves, by Sylvania Siler

+4.      George Graves, b.c. 1880, m. Augusta Ann Marsh, c. 1907, d. after 1930.

    5.      Deck Graves

+6.      Alexander Graves, b. 22 Nov. 1886, m. Nettie Cheek, 7 Aug. 1910, d. 2 June 1990.

+7.      Alfred Graves, b. 26 March 1887, m. Victoria ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1 Jan. 1963.

+8.      Emmitt Graves, b. March 1890, m. Blanche Alice Goldston.

+9.      Ida M. Graves, b. Sept. 1893, m. William Squire Spinks.

+10.   Mary Graves, m. James Garfield Strickland, d. 25 Feb. 1997.

+11.   Annie Hazel Graves, b. 12 July 1899, m. Evander Cheek, d. 18 June 1978.

+12.   Nancy Leonia Graves, b. 13 Feb. 1901, m(1) General Walden, m(2) Henry Thomas Walden, d. 21 Nov. 1976.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF ENOS GRAVES (1)

Joseph (“Joe”) P. Graves (2) was born about 1877 in NC, and died after 1930 in Randolph Co., NC.  He married Hattie Brown about 1903.  She was born about 1886 in NC.  They were in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 censuses for Columbia Twp., Randolph Co., NC.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

    13.   Lina Graves, b.c. 1906.

    14.   Pauline Graves, b.c. 1908.

    15.   Irene Graves, b.c. March 1910.

    16.   Joseph Marion Graves, b.c. 1912.

+17.   Eura Lea Graves, b. 4 April 1915, m. Hood Siler, d. Feb. 1978.

    18.   Laura Hazel Murrell Graves, b. 5 Aug. 1917 (Randolph Co., NC), d. 30 Nov. 1992 (Siler City, Chatham Co., NC).

    19.   John E. Graves, b.c. April 1920.

    20.   Etta Lou Crump Graves, b.c. 1923.

    21.   Florence Cheek Graves, b.c. 1925.

    22.   Jesse W. Graves, b.c. Oct. 1928.

 

George Graves (4) was born about 1880 in NC, and died after 1930 in Coleridge, Randolph Co., NC.  He married Augusta Ann Marsh, daughter of John Marsh and Ada Ring, about 1907.  She was born 21 March 1896 in Randolph Co., NC, and died in Feb. 1977 in Siler City, NC.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Columbia Twp., Randolph Co., NC.  He was a farm laborer.  All their children were born in NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

    23.   (Rev.) Elmer Graves, b. 26 Feb. 1908 (Forsyth Co., NC), m. Corrinnia Staley, d. 5 Sept. 1978 (Chapel Hill, Orange Co., NC).  He belonged to Masonic Lodge 508, Ramseur, NC, and was a veteran of World War I.  He had 3 stepchildren, Pairlea Staley, Minnie Staley, and George Staley.

    24.   James V. Graves

+25.   Ada Graves, b. 10 May 1912, m. Troy Brooks, d. 17 April 1984.

    26.   Viola Graves, b. 18 Aug. 1914 (Randolph Co., NC), m. East Britt, d. 9 May 1981 (Siler City, Chatham Co., NC).

+27.   George Herman Graves, b. 14 Dec. 1918, m. Georgeanna Frazier, d. 12 Nov. 1992.

    28.   Rosetta Graves, b.c. 1920, m. David Strickland.  He was b. 26 Feb. 1908 and d. 5 Sept. 1978, both in Siler City, Chatham Co., NC.

    29.   Louise Jordan Graves, b.c. 1923.

    30.   Maudstine Brower Graves, b.c. 1925.

+31.   Walter Edward Graves, b. 26 Feb. 1926, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 23 Jan. 1998.

    32.   Betty Staley Graves, b.c. 1928.

 

Alexander Graves (6) was born 22 Nov. 1886 in Coleridge, Randolph Co., NC, and died 2 June 1990 in Siler City, Chatham Co., NC.  He married Nettie Cheek, daughter of Pascal Cheek and Nora Hoskin, on 7 Aug. 1910 in Ramsuer, Randolph Co., NC.  She was born 24 June 1892 in Ramsuer, Randolph Co., NC, and died 13 Jan. 1971 in Siler City, Chatham Co., NC.  The family worshipped at Lambert Chapel Baptist Church, in which they were very active, and Alexander and Nettie were both buried in the church cemetery.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Coleridge Twp., Randolph Co., NC, living next to his father.  All their children were born in Coleridge, Randolph Co., NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+33.   William Theodore Graves, b. 23 July 1911, m. Etta Louise Siler, d. 11 Sept. 1984.

+34.   Harvey Aytch Graves, b. 24 Oct. 1912, m(1) Sadie Siler, m(2) Ann Rebecca Vermillion, d. 22 Oct. 1992.

    35.   Junius O. Graves, b. 3 June 1914, d. 20 Oct. 1950 (Ashboro, Randolph Co., NC).  Bur. church cem.

+36.   Maxine Graves, b. 23 Aug. 1916, m(1) Landrus Siler, m(2) Harvey Bowden.

    37.   Mattie Graves, b. 1 Aug. 1918, d. 20 April 1919 (Coleridge, Randolph Co., NC).

+38.   Vivian Graves, b. 1 April 1920, m. Claude Siler.

+39.   Henry Thomas Graves, b. 29 Dec. 1921, m. Mary Jane Glover, d. 21 Aug. 1949.

+40.   Jessie Nettie Graves, b. 17 Nov. 1923, m(1) George Aughtry, m(2) James Roy, 4 Oct. 1969, d. 30 April 1985.

    41.   Ruth E. Graves, b. 2 June 1925.

+42.   Alfred Graves, b. 1 Jan. 1927, m. Wheatley Staley, 4 April 1953.

    43.   Hoover Graves, b. 22 Oct. 1928, d. 18 July 1929 (Randolph Co., NC).

+44.   Ellsworth Graves, b. 21 April 1930, m. Hazel Bush, d. 11 Aug. 1984.

+45.   Garland Graves, b. 9 May 1934, m(1) Frances Watson, 1955, m(2) Zineth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, Dec. 1967, m(3) Patricia Williams, 29 Dec. 1984.

+46.   Enos Graves, b. 27 May 1936, m(1) Alice Lee, m(2) Joyce Elaine Fischer, 19 June 1959.

 

Alfred Graves (7) was born 26 March 1887 in Coleridge, Randolph Co., NC, and died 1 Jan. 1963 in Randolph Co., NC.  He married Victoria ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born 31 Aug. 1881 and died in Feb. 1973, both in Randolph Co., NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+47.   Redell Graves, b. 6 Dec. 1919, m. Pauline Graves, d. 4 June 1992.

 

Emmitt (“Em”) Graves (8) was born in March 1890 in Coleridge Twp., Randolph Co., NC.  He married Blanche Alice Goldston, daughter of Jim Goldston and Cora ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born 8 April 1903 in Ramseur, NC, and died 27 Sept. 1993 in Randolph Co., NC.  They were in the 1930 census for Columbia Twp., Randolph Co., NC, when he was a sawyer and wood worker.  All their children were born in NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+48.   Nathanial Emmitt Graves, b. 24 Dec. 1921, m. Elona Lilly, d. 20 Jan. 1977.

    49.   Virginia Graves, b.c. 1927.

    50.   Dora Lea Graves, b.c. Oct. 1929.

    51.   Ernest Graves, b. 5 Oct. 1932 (Randolph Co., NC), d. 20 June 1990 (Washington, DC).

 

Ida Graves (9) was born in Coleridge, Randolph Co., NC.  She married William Squire Spinks.  He was born 29 July 1896 in Randolph Co., NC, and died 21 Jan. 1988 in Siler City, Chatham Co., NC.  He was a World War I veteran.  They were in the 1930 census for Matthews, Chatham Co., NC, when he was a mill laborer.  (R‑1)

Children - Spinks

+52.   Haywood (or Hayworth) Spinks, b. 9 Aug. 1925, m. Betty Womble, d. 22 Oct. 1998.

    53.   Estella Spinks, b.c. 1927.

    54.   Dollie (or Sarah) Spinks, b.c. 1929.

 

Mary Graves (10) was born about 1886 in Coleridge, Randolph Co., NC, and died 25 Feb. 1997 in Ashboro, Randolph Co., NC.  She married James Garfield Strickland about 1906.  He was born about 1883 in NC.  They were in the 1930 census for Richland Twp., Randolph Co., NC.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Strickland

    55.   Alene Goldston Strickland, b.c. 1914.

    56.   James Strickland, b.c. 1915 (Randolph Co., NC), m. Elois ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 12 March 1990 (Winston Salem, NC).

    57.   Mirties (or Myrtice) Strickland, b.c. 1918.

    58.   Hughie Stricklin, b.c. 1920.

+59.   Fletcher Haywood Strickland, b. 23 Dec. 1922, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 3 Feb. 1999.

    60.   Alton (or Allen L.) Strickland, b. 24 March 1924 (Randolph Co., NC), d. 25 Feb. 1997 (Randolph Co., NC).

    61.   Ester McIntosh Strickland

    62.   Eufenia Rogers Strickland, b.c. 1927.

    63.   Octavia Strickland

 

Annie Hazel Graves (11) was born 12 July 1899 in Coleridge, Randolph Co., NC, and died 18 June 1978 in Washington, DC.  She married Evander Cheek, son of Pascal Cheek and Nora Hoskin.  He was born 12 Nov. 1899 and died 14 July 1989, both in Randolph Co., NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Cheek

    64.   Tate Cheek

+65.   Garland Cheek, b. 17 April 1921, m. Antoinette ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 25 April 1995.

    66.   Trigg Cheek

 

Nancy Leonia Graves (12) was born 13 Feb. 1901 and died 21 Nov. 1976, both in Randolph Co., NC.  She first married General Walden.  He was born and died in Randolph Co., NC.  She married second Henry Thomas Walden.  All Nancy's children were born in Randolph Co., NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Walden, by 1st marriage

    67.   Henritta Harris Walden

    68.   Joe Louis Walden

+69.   Teresa Shoffner Walden, b. 1 Jan. 1922, m. Floyd Spinks, d. 31 Dec. 1995.

+70.   Clarence Lee Walden, b. 22 March 1924, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 18 June 1978.

+71.   James Henry Walden, b. 28 Dec. 1926, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 21 Jan. 1995.

Children - Walden, by 2nd marriage

    72.   Robert Walden, b. 8 April 1932 (Liberty, Randolph Co., NC), d. 13 March 1976 (Liberty, Randolph Co., NC).

 

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