Rev. 9 July 2007, Gen. 928

 

DESCENDANTS OF JOHN GRAVES AND MARY ANN PAYNE OF TN & MADISON CO., NC

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

John Graves (1) was born in Feb. 1845 (according to the 1880 and 1900 census records) or 23 Dec. 1851 (supported by 1910 and 1920 censuses) in TN, and died 12 Oct. 1922 in Madison Co., NC.  It seems likely that the 1845 birthdate is probably correct, and he decided to tell people he was younger in later years.  It is said that he moved from TN to Madison Co., NC about 1870.  He married Mary Ann Payne, daughter of Nancy Rector, probably about 1873..  She was born 9 May 1845 in Madison Co., NC, and died 6 Jan. 1936 in Bluff, NC.  They were both buried in Meadow Fork Cem., Madison Co., NC.

They were in the 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920 censuses for Spring Creek, Madison Co., NC.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in Madison Co., NC.  John has not been identified in any of the earlier census records.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+2.  Sarah Jane Graves, b. Jan. 1874, m. Henry Allen Parton, 14 Aug. 1898.

+3.  Harrison A. Graves, b. Sept. 1875, m. Cynthia Morris.

+4.  Jane G. Graves, b. April 1877, m. Elias P. Shetley, 22 Feb. 1904, d. 1959.

+5.  Alfred E. Graves, b. 19 May 1879, m(1) Alice Cordelia Dixon, 7 Nov. 1902, m(2) Mourning Evelyn Wyatt, d. 7 March 1963.

  6.  Anderson Graves, b. March 1881, d. Nov. 1911 (Madison Co., NC).

+7.  Bessie Graves, b. 3 March 1883, m. Thomas A. Moore, March 1904, d. 12 Feb. 1937.

  8.  Rebecca Graves, b. 8 June 1885, m. Charles Rogers, d. March 1972 (Walhalla, Oconee Co., SC).

+9.  Kitty Graves, b. 15 Oct. 1886, m. Samuel Jackson Wilburn, 20 March 1910, d. 16 June 1974.

  10.  Toy Graves (daughter), b. Oct. 1894.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN GRAVES (1) AND MARY A. PAYNE

Sarah Jane Graves (2) was born in Jan. 1874 in Madison Co., NC.  She married Henry Allen Parton on 14 Aug. 1898.  He was born in Jan. 1877 in Madison Co., NC.  (R‑2)

Children - Parton

  11.  Elsie Mae Parton

 

Harrison A. Graves (3) was born in Sept. 1875 in Madison Co., NC.  He married Cynthia Morris.  She was born in July 1875 in Madison Co., NC.  They were in the 1900 census for Meadow Fork of Spring Creek, Madison Co., NC, where he was listed as H. A. and a farmer, with his brother-in-law Hampton Morris, age 19, living with them.  They were in the 1910 census for Lipps, Wise Co., VA, where he was a coal miner.  In the 1920 census for Meadow Fork of Spring Creek, Cynthia was head of household with her youngest daughter living with her.  Dora was born in TN, and all the other children were born in NC.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

  12.  Lillie Graves, b. Feb. 1896 (NC).

+13.  Mary Graves, b. June 1898, m. Garfield Lindsey.

  14.  Laurence Graves, b.c. 1902 (NC).

  15.  Dora Graves, b.c. 1904 (TN).

  16.  Laura Graves, b. 1909 (NC).  Living with her sister Mary in 1920.

  17.  Filmer (could this be Velma?) Graves (daughter), b.c. 1912 (NC).

 

Jane G. Graves (4) was born in April 1877 in Madison Co., NC, and died in 1959.  She married Elias P. Shetley on 22 Feb. 1904.  He was born 18 May 1881, died 9 June 1966, and was buried in Ebbs, Roaring Fork, Madison Co., NC.  They were in the 1910 census for Civil Dist. 1, Cocke Co., TN, with him listed as Lias L.  They were in the 1920 census for the same location, with him as Elias.  They were in the 1930 census for Meadow Fork Twp., with him listed as Elisha, living next to her brother Alfred Graves, and her mother living with them.  He was a farmer.  Their first child was born in TN, the next 2 in NC, and the next in TN.  (R‑2)

Children - Shetley

  18.  John B. (or Steve or Stephen) Shetley, b.c. 1908.

  19.  Sarah E. Shetley, b.c. 1912.

  20.  Floyd Shetley, b.c. 1915.

  21.  Ariana (or Abisinia) Shetley, b.c. 1918.

 

Alfred E. Graves (5) was born 19 May 1879 and died 7 March 1963, both in Madison Co., NC.  He first married Alice Cordelia Dixon, called Cordelia, on 7 Nov. 1902.  She was born about 1885 in NC, and died after 1930.  He married second Mourning Evelyn Wyatt.  She was born 15 Sept. 1880 and died 23 Dec. 1979, both in Madison Co., NC.  Alfred and Alice were in the 1910 and 1920 censuses for Spring Creek, Madison Co., NC.  They were in the 1930 census for Meadow Fork Twp., Madison Co., NC, with grandson Clarence Spearman, age 3 years 4 months, born in SC, living with them..  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC, probably in Madison Co.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves, by Alice C. Dixon

  22.  Hezekiah (“Kiah”) Graves, b.c. 1904.

  23.  James Graves, b.c. 1905.

  24.  Vina Graves, b.c. 1907.

  25.  Gertrude Graves, b.c. 1908.

  26.  Ann (“Annie”) Graves, b. 1910.

  27.  James Willie Graves, b.c. 1912.

  28.  Lesta (“Lessie”) Graves (daughter), b.c. 1917.

  29.  Margie Marcilla Graves, b.c 1918.

  30.  Ross G. Graves, b.c. 1920.

  31.  Cliaphas Graves, b.c. 1923.

 

Bessie Graves (7) was born 3 March 1883 and died 12 Feb. 1937, both in Madison Co., NC.  She married Thomas A. Moore in March 1904.  He was born 9 Oct. 1868, and died 5 Jan. 1938 in Madison Co., NC.  They were both buried in Meadowfork Baptist Church Cem., Madison Co., NC.  They were in the 1910 and 1920 censuses for Meadow Fork, Spring Creek Twp., Madison Co., NC.  They were in the 1930 census for Meadow Fork Rd., Meadow Fork Twp., Madison Co., NC.  All their children were born in NC.  He was a farmer.  (R‑2)

Children - Moore

+32.  John F. Moore, b.c. 1908, m. Ethel ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  33.  Dalmon (or Dollman) Moore, b.c. 1913.

  34.  Floyd Tillman Moore, b. 18 July 1915, d. 27 Nov. 1918.

  35.  Troy Moore, b.c. 1918.

  36.  Robert Moore, b. 5 April 1919, d. 29 Nov. 1923.  Not in the 1920 census, unless he was the same as Troy.

  37.  Georgie Moore (daughter), b.c. 1922.

  38.  Charlie H. Moore, b.c. 1928.

 

Kitty Graves (9) was born 15 Oct. 1886 in Madison Co., NC, and died 16 June 1974 in Somerdale, Camden Co., NJ.  She married Samuel (“Sam”) L. Wilburn (or Samuel Jackson Wilburn) on 20 March 1910.  He was born about 1878 in TN.  They were living with her parents in the 1910 census for Meadow Fork of Spring Creek Twp., Madison Co., NC.  They were in the 1920 census for Meadow Fork of Spring Creek, Madison Co., NC.  They were in the 1930 census for Fines Creek, Haywood Co., NC.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC.  (R‑2)

Children - Wilburn

  39.  Emmett Wilburn, b.c. 1916.

  40.  Estill Wilburn, b.c. 1919.

  41.  Edna Wilburn, b.c. 1923.

  42.  Lizzie Wilburn, b.c. 1925.

  43.  Evaline (or Evelyn) Lolas Wilburn, b.c. 1926.

  44.  John L. Wilburn, b.c. 1928.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF HARRISON A. GRAVES (3) AND CYNTHIA MORRIS

Mary Graves (13) was born in June 1898 in NC.  She married Garfield Lindsey.  He was born about 1896 in NC.  They were in the 1920 census for Meadow Fork of Spring Creek, Madison Co., NC.  Both their children were born in NC.

Children - Lindsey

  45.  Thelmer Lindsey, b.c. 1916.

  46.  Rubie Lindsey, b.c. 1918.

 

CHILDREN OF BESSIE GRAVES (7) AND THOMAS A. MOORE

John F. Moore (32) was born about 1908 in NC.  He married Ethel ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1916 in NC.  They were in the 1930 census for Meadow Fork Rd., Meadow Fork Twp., Madison Co., NC, living next to his parents.  He was a farmer.

Children - Moore

  47.  Clayton Moore, b.c. 1929 (NC).

 

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