Rev. 19 Jan. 2008, Gen. 941

 

DESCENDANTS OF STEPHEN GRAVES AND RACHAEL GRAVES OF NC, PIKE CO., AL & HOLMES CO., MS

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Stephen Graves (1) was born about 1780 in NC, and died about 1858 in Holmes Co., MS.  It has been speculated that his father may have been Archibald Graves.  He married Rachael Graves, possible daughter of Hardy Graves (genealogy 73).  She was born about 1804 in SC.  They have not been found in the 1850 census.  Rachael, with children Arminda, Archibald, Rachael, Martha and Goodman, was in the 1860 census for Dark Corner Beat, Holmes Co., MS.  Stephen was in the 1830 and 1840 censuses for Pike Co., AL.  All their children were born in AL.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  2.  son, b. 1810-1820.

+3.  Lucinda Graves, b. 28 Oct. 1819, m. Richard Flowers, d. 8 Jan. 1904.

  4.  son, b. 1820-1825.

  5.  Arminda (or Amanda) Graves, b.c. 1825.

  6.  Archibald W. Graves, b.c. 1827.

  7.  Mary Ann Graves, prob. b. 1825-1830.

+8.  Trussa Graves, prob. b. 1830-1835, m. Martha Black, 1848.

  9.  daughter, b. 1830-1835.

  10.  son, b. 1830-1835.

  11.  Rachael Graves, b.c. 1838.

  12.  Martha Graves, b.c. 1842.

  13.  Goodman Graves, b.c. 1843.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF STEPHEN GRAVES (1) AND RACHAEL GRAVES

Lucinda (“Lucy”) Graves (3) was born 28 Oct.1819 and died 8 Jan. 1904, both in Pike Co., AL.  She married Richard Flowers, son of Goldbrough Flowers and Rebecca Wingate, about 1828 in Pike Co., AL.  He was born 29 Nov. 1797 in Bladen Co., NC, and died 27 Oct. 1893 in Pike Co., AL.  She was living in the household of her grandson, Richard Wilson in the 1900 census for Pike Co., AL.  All their children were born in Pike Co., AL.  (R‑1)

Children - Flowers

+14.  Rebecca Flowers, b. 1 Jan. 1837, m. Martin Van Buren Gibson, d. 22 Feb. 1891.

  15.  Avinder Flowers, b.c. 1838 (Tennille, Pike Co., AL).

+16.  Hannah Flowers, b. 13 July 1840, m. Samuel Wilson, 12 Jan. 1859, d. 22 Nov. 1921.

  17.  Joseph S. Flowers, b. 1842, d. 1861-1865.

+18.  Marinda Flowers, b. 13 Jan. 1845, m. Daniel Thaddeus Carter, 23 Nov. 1867, d. 19 April 1926.

  19.  Susannah Flowers, b. 1847 (Pike Co., AL).

 

Trussa (or Trussey) Graves (8) was probably born 1830-1835 in Pike Co., AL (since the 1830-1840 censuses showed a son was born then, but it is possible that he was the son born 1820-1825).  He married Martha Black, daughter of William Henry Black and Nica Minshew, in 1848 (or earlier?) in AL.  She was born 29 Oct. 1829 in AL, and was buried in Escambia Co., AL.  She was in the 1850 census for Pike Co., AL, in the household of her parents.  Also in the household were her two children, Jane and Stephen, both born in AL.  It is not known what happened to Trussa nor why he wasn’t with his wife and children in 1850.  Martha married second Bryant L. Presley, possibly in Conecuh Co., AL.  He was born in Jan. 1837 in AL.  There were 8 or 9 children by this second marriage.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+20.  Elizabeth Jane Graves, b.c. 1847, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ McAuther.

+21.  Stephen William Graves, b. 22 May 1849, m. Sarah Steel, 1871, d. 29 Dec. 1918.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF LUCINDA GRAVES (3) AND RICHARD FLOWERS

Rebecca Flowers (14) was born 1 Jan. 1837 and died 22 Feb. 1891, both in Pike Co., AL.  She married Martin Van Buren Gibson, son of Edwin L. Gibson and Martha Jones.  He was born 17 Sept. 1840, and died 7 Jan. 1915 in Pike Co., AL.  (R‑1, R‑4)

Children - Gibson

  22.  William Malone Gibson, b.c. 1862.

  23.  Walker Larkin Gibson, b.c. 1864.

  24.  Perry Anderson Gibson, b.c. 1866.

  25.  Van Buren Augustus Gibson, b.c. 1868.

  26.  Caspar Clay Gibson, b.c. 1870.

  27.  Edwin Larkin Gibson, b.c. 1872.

  28.  Joseph Richard Gibson, b.c. 1874.

  29.  Samuel Britton Gibson, b.c. 1876.

  30.  Lamar Van Buren Gibson, b.c. 1878.

 

Hannah Flowers (16) was born 13 July 1840 and died 22 Nov. 1921, both in Pike Co., AL.  She married Samuel Wilson, son of Reubin Wilson and Mary Ray, on 12 Jan. 1859 in Pike Co., AL.  He was born 2 July 1832 in AL, and died 31 Aug. 1907 in Pike Co., AL.  All their children were probably born in Pike Co., AL.  (R‑1, R‑4)

Children - Wilson

+31.  Richard Reubin Wilson, b. 29 May 1860, m. Mary Ella Emmaline Fralish, 27 Jan. 1897.

+32.  Susan Frances Wilson, b. 14 May 1862, m. Thomas William Reeves, 12 Aug. 1880, d. 3 Oct. 1934.

+33.  Joseph William Perry Wilson, b. 28 Aug. 1864, m. Sara Jane Tew, c. 1887, d. 1948.

+34.  Mary Lucinda Wilson, b. 16 Oct. 1869, m. John Thomas Strickland, c. 1890.

  35.  Willie Rinda Wilson, b. 30 Nov. 1871 (Pike Co., AL), m. John Duff Reeves, 25 Aug. 1889 (Troy, Pike Co., AL).  He was b. 25 April 1870.

  36.  Nancy Jahasy Wilson, b. 31 Dec. 1873, m. Thomas Monroe Harden, 14 Dec. 1893 (Brundidge, Pike Co., AL).  He was b. 13 Sept. 1873.

  37.  Shadie Wilson, b. 18 June 1876.

  38.  Emma Jane Wilson, b. 28 March 1878, m. George Washington Harden, 3 Dec. 1895 (Troy, Pike Co., AL).  He was b. 9 March 1876.

+39.  Malissa Adaline Wilson, b. 21 Jan. 1880, m. Robert Lee Fleming, 21 Dec. 1908.

  40.  Nola Veloxie Wilson, b. 28 April 1884 (Pike Co., AL), m. Allen Atlas Tew, 7 Aug. 1904 (Brundidge, Pike Co., AL).  He was b. 18 Jan. 1882 in Pike Co., AL.

  41.  Zenobva Wilson, b. 25 Sept. 1886 (Pike Co., AL).

  42.  Mable Wilson, b.c. 1897, m. Grady Lee Tew, c. 1918 (Pike Co., AL).  He was b. 9 Sept. 1987 in Brundidge, Pike Co., AL, and d. 29 April 1969 in Pike Co., AL, son of Leroy Tew and Hettie Jane Bryant.

  43.  Sallie Wilson, b. 8 Nov. 1901, m. Horace Alto Brady Tew, c. 1922 (Pike Co., AL).  He was b. 4 May 1899 in Brundidge, Pike Co., AL, and d. 16 May 1966 in Pike Co., AL, son of Leroy Tew and Hettie Jane Bryant.

 

Marinda Flowers (18) was born 13 Jan. 1845 and died 19 (or 29[1]) April 1926, both in Pike Co., AL.  She married Daniel Thaddeus Carter on 23 Nov. 1867 in Pike Co., AL.  He was born 22 May 1845, and died 2 Feb. 1917 (or 1912[2]) in Pike Co., AL.  (R‑4)

Children - Carter

  44.  John Carter, b. 7 Dec. 1869.

  45.  Gould Carter, b.c. 1871.

+46.  Mary E. Carter, b. 29 July 1873, m. Little Berry Connor, c. 1894, d. 18 June 1958.

+47.  Joe Carter, b.c. 1869, m. Jennie Prestwood, c. 1895.

  48.  Anderson Carter, b.c. 1877.

  49.  Pearl Carter, b.c. 1879, m. Charles S. Finlay, 3 Nov. 1895 (Pike Co., AL)  He was b.c. 1874.

  50.  Emma Carter, b.c. 1881.

  51.  Cy Carter, b.c. 1883, m. Mattie Graves, c. 1905.  She was b.c. 1884, dau. of George Washington (“Cullie”) Graves and Susan Elizabeth Bowden.

 

CHILDREN OF TRUSSA GRAVES (8) AND MARTHA BLACK

Elizabeth Jane Graves(20) was born about 1847 in AL.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ McAuther.  The family could not be found in the 1900 census.  (R‑3)

Children - McAuther

  52.  Charles McAuther, b. 1867.

  53.  David McAuther, b. 1884.

  54.  Malcoom McAuther, b. 1890.

  55.  Katy McAuther, b. 1887.

  56.  Robert McAuther, b. 1899, d. 1918.

 

Stephen William Graves (21) was born 22 May 1849 in Pike Co., AL, died 29 Dec. 1918 in Brewton, Escambia Co., AL, and was buried in Beulah Cem., Escambia Co., AL.  He married Sarah Steel in 1871 in Pollard, Escambia Co., AL.  At least their last 7 children were born in Brewton, Escambia Co., AL.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

  57.  Robert Graves

  58.  Mary J. Graves

+59.  James Sherd Graves, b.c. 1876, m. Lena ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+60.  William W. Graves, b.c. 1879, m. Minnie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+61.  George Graves, b. 9 March 1881, m. Cassie Chance, 23 Jan. 1906, d. 11 July 1918.

+62.  John Wesley Graves, b. 9 March 1881, m. Julia ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 13 July 1964.

  63.  Lula Graves, b. 10 Oct. 1885.

+64.  Charles B. Graves, b. 24 Aug. 1893, m. Bessie M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 15 Aug. 1960.

  65.  Marion Lonzo Graves, b. 23 Dec. 1889.

+66.  Edmond N. Graves, b. 11 May 1895, m. Nancy ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 22 March 1971.

  67.  Bessie Graves, b. 22 Nov. 1902, d. 10 Jan. 1906 (Brewton, Escambia Co., AL).

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF HANNAH FLOWERS (16) AND SAMUEL WILSON

Richard Reubin Wilson (31) was born 29 May 1860 in Pike Co., AL.  He married Mary Ella Emmaline Fralish on 27 Jan. 1897 in Brundidge, Pike Co., AL.  She was born 26 Aug. 1876 in Pike Co., AL.  (R‑1)

Children - Wilson

  68.  Mable Wilson, b. 5 Aug. 1898.

  69.  James Samuel Wilson, b. 25 Sept. 1899.

  70.  Mary Wilson, b. 28 Sept. 1900.

  71.  Sarah Hannan Wilson, b. 8 Nov. 1901.

  72.  Richard Reubin Wilson, b. 13 Dec. 1902.

  73.  Anderson Pike Wilson, b. 5 May 1904.

  74.  Vernon Coleman Wilson, b. 12 April 1909, d. 1 Dec. 1992 (Ozark, AL).

 

Susan Frances Wilson (32) was born 14 May 1862 in Brundidge, Pike Co., AL, and died 3 Oct. 1934 in Buna, Jasper Co., TX.  She married Thomas William Reeves on 12 Aug. 1880 in Brundidge, Pike Co., AL.  He was born 1 Feb. 1855 in AL, and died 3 Aug. 1929 in Buna, Jasper Co., TX.  (R‑1)

Children - Reeves

+75.  L. Mira Reeves, b. 17 Dec. 1886, m. Richard Alder Curry, d. 6 Jan. 1923.

 

Joseph William Perry Wilson (33) was born 28 Aug. 1864 in Pike Co., AL, and died in 1948 in Enterprise, AL.  He married Sara Jane Tew, daughter of Peter Francis Tew and Caroline Salone Long.  She was born 10 March 1869 in Pike Co., AL, and died in Enterprise, Coffee Co., AL.  (R‑1, R‑4)

Children - Wilson

  76.  Willie Frances Wilson, b. 2 Dec. 1887 (or 1890[3]) (Coffee Co., AL), d.c. 1896 (Coffee Co., AL).

+77.  Claudia Lee Wilson, b. 27 July 1888, m. Walter Baston Nichols, d. 13 Sept. 1961.

 

Mary Lucinda Wilson (34) was born 16 Oct. 1869 in Pike Co., AL.  She married John Thomas Strickland.  (R‑1)

Children - Strickland

  78.  Murphy Strickland

  79.  Dollie Strickland

  80.  Sam Carroll Strickland

 

Malissa Adaline Wilson (39) was born 21 Jan. 1880.  She married  Robert Lee Fleming, son of James Moore Fleming and Helen Elizabeth Flowers, on 21 Dec. 1908 in Brundidge, Pike Co., AL.  He was 16 Nov. 1874 in Pike Co., AL, and died 16 Sept. 1923.  (R‑4)

Children - Fleming

  81.  Lorene Fleming, b.c. 1909, m. William Lee Tew, c. 1930.  He was b.c. 1908.

+82.  Arthur Lee Fleming, b.c. 1909, m. Flora Tatum, c. 1931.

  83.  Samuel William Fleming, b.c. 1913, m. Lucille Carter, c. 1935.  She was b.c. 1914.

  84.  Ethel Lee Fleming, b.c. 1915, m. David Edwin Graves, c. 1936.  He was b.c. 1914.

  85.  Gennie Mae Fleming, b.c. 1917, m. James Wander Ellis, c. 1938.  He was b.c. 1916.

 

CHILDREN OF MARINDA FLOWERS (18) AND DANIEL T. CARTER

Mary E. Carter (46) was born 29 July 1873 and died 18 June 1958, both in Pike Co., AL.  She married Little Berry Connor, son of Thomas Connor and Elizabeth Gilmore, about 1894 in Pike Co., AL.  He was born 9 July 1860 and died 10 Nov. 1919, both in Pike Co., AL.  They were both buried in Lakeview Cem., Brundidge, Pike Co., AL.  All their children were born in Pike Co., AL.  (R‑4)

Children - Connor

+86.  Pearl Connor, b. 24 Sept. 1889, m. Howard F. Adams. c. 1912, d. 24 May 1973.

+87.  Bessie Connor, b. 15 Sept. 1891, m(1) Noah J. Prestwood, m(2) Tommas Ezra Johnston, 16 Dec. 1909, d. 6 Aug. 1984.

  88.  Fred Connor, b. 12 March 1893, m. Inez Carter, c. 1915, d. 6 Feb. 1967 (Montgomery, AL).  She was b.c. 1894.

  89.  Daniel Connor, b. 5 July 1894, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Daniel, c. 1915, d. 5 May 1980 (Troy, AL).  She was b.c. 1894 and d. after 1980.  1 daughter.

  90.  Thomas Connor, b. 5 July 1894, m. Myrtis Whittington, c. 1916 (Pike Co., AL), d. 29 Jan. 1956 (Pike Co., AL).  She was b.c. 1895.

  91.  William Alvin Connor, b. 26 Sept. 1896, m. Beulah Chadwick, c. 1932 (Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL), d. 7 May 1943 (Pike Co., AL).  She was b. 10 Jan. 1911 and d. 1 Sept. 1980, both in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, dau. of Oliver B. Chadwick and Adaline Danvers Jackson.

+92.  Marenda Connor, b. 28 Aug. 1901, m. Lorenzo Eidson, 7 April 1920, d. 8 Nov. 1976.

+93.  Fannie Lou Connor, b. 8 Feb. 1904, m. Coley H. Wilson, c. 1923, d. 30 Sept. 1997.

+94.  Rebecca Connor, b. 6 April 1911, m. Clarence Albert Flowers, c. 1932, d. 28 Aug. 1990.

  95.  Efie Lois Connor, b. 17 Nov. 1912, d. 27 Nov. 1912 (Brundidge, Pike Co., AL).

 

Joe Carter (47) was born about 1869.  He married Jennie Prestwood, daughter of Francis Marion Prestwood and Georgia Alabama Black, about 1895.  She was born about 1874.  (R‑4)

Children - Carter

  96.  Joe Thaddeus Carter (adopted), b. 9 Nov. 1911 (AL), d. Sept. 2003 (Dale Co., AL).

 

CHILDREN OF STEPHEN W. GRAVES (21) AND SARAH STEEL

James Sherd Graves (59) was born about 1876 in AL.  He married Lena ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1887 in AL.  They were in the 1920 census for Pollard, Escambia Co., AL, and in the 1930 census for Owen, Escambia Co., AL.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in AL.

Children - Graves

+97.  George Graves, b.c. 1904, m. Effie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+98.  Horrace Graves, b.c. 1906, m. Ida Mae ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  99.  Jessie Graves, b.c. 1909.

  100.  Ernest Graves, b.c. 1911.

  101.  Lawrence Graves, b.c. 1913.

  102.  Everett Graves, b.c. 1916.

 

William (“Will”) W. Graves (60) was born about 1879 in AL.  He married Minnie Owens.  She was born about 1892 in AL.  They were in the 1930 census of Owen, Escambia Co., AL, with her father, Thomas Owens, 81, widower, living with them.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in AL.

Children - Graves

  103.  Irene Graves, b.c. 1920.

  104.  Stephen Graves, b.c. 1923.

  105.  Glen Graves, b.c. 1925.

  106.  Mary Graves, b.c. 1928.

  107.  William G. Graves, b.c. 1929.

 

George Graves (61) was born 9 March 1881 in Brewton, died 11 July 1918 in Brewton, and was buried in Beulah Cem., all in Escambia Co., AL.  He married Cassie (or Carrie) Chance on 23 Jan. 1906 in Camden, Wilcox Co., AL.  She was in the 1930 census for Owen, Escambia Co., AL, 51, widow, with her widowed daughter Mabel, sons Henry and Sanford, and Melba R. Graves, 5 (listed as daughter, but could this be a daughter of Mabel?).  All their children were born in Brewton, Escambia Co., AL.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+108.  Mable Elizabeth Graves, b. 15 Nov. 1906, m(1) Fletcher Scott, April 1924, m(2) John W. Phillips, Jan. 1932, d. 19 June 1991.

  109.  Henry Clay Graves, b. 25 Sept. 1909.

  110.  Minnie Graves, b. 1911, d. 1937.

  111.  Alton Graves, b. 14 Aug. 1912, d. 1 May 1986.

  112.  Sanford Graves, b. 23 Jan. 1915, d. Jan. 1976.

  113.  Cecil Graves, b. 13 May 1917, d. 13 Feb. 1989.

 

John Wesley Graves (62) was born 9 March 1881 in Brewton, AL, died 13 July 1964 in AL, and was buried in AL.  He married Julia ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1887 in AL.  They were in the 1920 census for Pollard, Escambia Co., AL, and in the 1930 census for Owen, Escambia Co., AL.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in AL.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+114.  Ellis L. Graves, b.c. 1908, m. Annie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  115.  Grover  Graves, b.c. 1911.

  116.  Dovie M. Graves, b.c. 1914.

  117.  Albert Graves, b.c. 1916.

  118.  Edmond Graves, b.c. 1919.

  119.  Luman Graves, b.c. 1921.

  120.  Claud Graves, b.c. 1923.

  121.  Myrtle Graves, b.c. 1925.

  122.  Floyd Graves, b.c. 1927.

 

Charles (“Charley” of “Charlie”) B. Graves (64) was born 24 Aug. 1893 in Brewton, Escambia Co., AL, and died 15 Aug. 1960.  He married Bessie M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1898 in AL.  They were in the 1920 census for Pollard, Escambia Co., AL, and in the 1930 census for Owen, Escambia Co., AL.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in AL.

Children - Graves

  123.  James C. Graves, b.c. 1916.

  124.  William G. Graves, b.c.1919.

  125.  Beatrice Graves, b.c. 1921.

  126.  Leola Graves, b.c. 1923.

  127.  Marion H. Graves, b.c. 1927.

  128.  Henry H. Graves, b.c. 1929.

 

Edmond N. Graves (66) was born 11 May 1895 in Brewton, Escambia Co., AL, and died 22 March 1971.  He married Nancy Brice.  She was born about 1901 in AL.  They were in the 1930 census for Owen, Escambia Co., AL, with her unmarried sister, Cora Brice, living with them.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in AL.

Children - Graves

  129.  Thelma Graves, b.c. 1922.

  130.  Dorothy Graves, b.c. 1924.

  131.  Doris Graves, b.c. 1929.

 

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[1] R‑1 gave her death date as 19 April and R‑4 gave it as 29 April.

[2] R‑1 gave his death date as 1917 and R‑4 gave it as 1912.

[3] R‑1 gave the birth date as 1887 and R‑4 gave it as 1890.  1890 seems more likely to be correct, since the 1887 date only gives about 8 months between the births of the 2 children.