Rev. 31 Jan. 2011, Gen. 979

 

DESCENDANTS OF BENJAMINE GRAVES AND JUDY GRAVES OF BRUNSWICK CO., VA

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Benjamin Graves (1) was born about 1775 in VA.  He may have married Judy Graves.  She was born about 1775 or 1780 in VA, possibly in St. Peter’s, VA.  She is said to have been emancipated from slavery by Richard Graves.  It is thought that the slaveowner who freed her may have been either Richard Groshaw Graves or his son Richard Graves of New Kent Co., VA (genealogy 169).  St. Peter’s may have been St. Peter’s Church (an Episcopal church built in 1703) in New Kent Co., VA.  Many of the family members were found in Brunswick Co., VA in 1850 and after, about 60 miles south of Richmond and New Kent Co., VA. She was living with her son Joseph in 1850 in Brunswick Co., VA.  In the 1840 census for Brunswick Co., VA, Benj. Graves was listed as a free colored person with 2 males under 10, 3 males 10-24, and 1 male 24-36 (prob. Joseph), 1 female under 10, 2 females 10-24 (maybe Eliza and Ginthia), and 1 female 24-36 (prob. Milly), (where was Judy?).  The 1830 census did not list free colored persons.  All the children were born in VA.   (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  2.  Joseph Graves, b.c. 1800, m. Alethia Graves.  She was b.c. 1800 in VA.  No known children.  They were in the 1850 census for Brunswick Co., VA, with his mother Judy living with them.

+3.  Milly Graves, b.c. 1805, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+4.  Eliza Graves, b.c. Jan. 1810, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+5.  Ginthia Graves, b.c. 1812, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN GRAVES (1) AND JUDY GRAVES

Milly Graves (3) was born about 1805 or 1806 in VA.  It is not known whether she married.  All her children were born in VA.  They were in the 1850 and 1860 censuses for St. Andrews Parish, Brunswick Co., VA.  All her children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

+6.  Jane Graves, b. April 1825, m(1) Joseph Graves, m(2) Branch Walker.  He was b.c. 1811 in VA..

+7.  Nancy Graves, b. May 1835, m(1) Kitt Jackson, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+8.  Goodwyn Graves, b. March 1836, m. Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

Eliza Graves (4) was born about 1810 in VA.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Graves.  All her children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

+9.    Frances Graves, b.c. 1830, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+10.  Benjamin Jo B. Graves, b.c. 1831, m. Missouri Stewart.

  11.  Rosa Graves, b.c. 1838.

  12.  Richard Graves, b.c. 1844.

  13.  Eliza Jane Graves, b.c. 1846.

  14.  Georgeanna Graves, b.c. 1848.

  15.  Berona Graves, b.c. 1849.

+16.  MacLin Graves, b.c. 1853, m. Lena Merritt.

 

Ginthia Graves (5) was born about 1812 in VA.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  All her children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  17.  William Graves, b.c. 1828.

+18.  Richard Thomas P. Graves, b.c. 1831, m(1) Rosa ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  19.  Frederick Graves, b.c. 1832, m. Mary Graves.  She was b.c. 1833 in VA.

+20.  Julia A. Graves, b.c. 1835, m. James R. Malone.

+21.  Virginia Graves, b.c. 1847, m. William Meade.

+22.  Lewis Graves, b.c. 1848, m. Jane Bugg.

+23.  Henry Graves, b. Nov. 1850, m(1) Frances A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1873, m(2) Lucy J. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF MILLY GRAVES (3)

Jane Graves (6) was born in April 1825 in VA.  She first married Joseph Graves.  She married second Branch Walker.  He was born about 1811 in VA.

Almost certainly, the birth date of either son Joseph or Henry is wrong, since it is unlikely they were born 5 months apart.

Jane was in the 1870 census for Red Oak, Brunswick Co., VA, with son Fenton, and her mother Milly.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

+24.  John Edward Graves, b. March 1839, m. Clarissa Cook.

+25.  Joseph J. Graves, b. Jan. 1844, m(1) Arianna ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Eloise Mary Graves.

+26.  Henry R. Graves, b. June 1844, m(1) Winnie Graves, m(2) Julia A. Webb, c. 1896.

+27.  Fenton Graves, b. Jan. 1851, m. Henrietta ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1872.

 

Nancy Graves (7) was born in May 1835 in VA.  She married Kitt Jackson, perhaps about 1875.  He was born about 1815 in VA.  Nancy was living with her mother in the 1860 census for St. Andrews Parish, Brunswick Co., VA, with daughter Colly Graves also in the household.  Nancy was in the 1870 census for Red Oak, Brunswick Co., VA, with daughter Harriet Graves, living next to her sister Jane.  Nancy and Kitt were in the 1880 census for Red Oak, Brunswick Co., VA, with niece Ann E. Graves, age 5, living with them.  He was a farmer.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  28.  Colly Graves, b. April 1857.

+29.  Harriet Graves, b.c. 1863, m. Sharpy Coleman, 1880.

 

Goodwyn Graves (8) was born in March 1836 in VA.  He married Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1844 in VA.  They were in the 1870 census for Totaro, Brunswick Co., VA, when he was a farmer.  All their children were born in Brunswick Co., VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  30.  Martha Graves, b.c. 1858.

+31.  Alexander Graves, b. May 1863, m. Nancy ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1895.

  32.  Rosa Graves, b.c. 1864.

  33.  Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1865.

  34.  James Graves, b.c. 1867.

  35.  Robert Graves, b.c. 1867.

  36.  Julia Graves, b. 27 Sept. 1870.

 

CHILDREN OF ELIZA GRAVES (4)

Frances Graves (9) was born about 1830 in VA.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  All her children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  37.  Burham Graves, b.c. 1851.

  38.  Frances Graves, b.c. 1853.

+39.  Shelton Graves, b.c. 1857, m. Edith Long, 1882.

  40.  Evelyn Graves, b. Jan. 1861.

  41.  Ann Eliza Graves, b.c. 1864.

  42.  John R. Graves, b. July 1866.

  43.  Robert Graves, b. Oct. 1870.

 

Benjamin Jo B. Graves (10) was born about 1831 in VA, and died before 1910.  He married Missouri Stewart.  She was born in Oct. 1849 in VA.  All their children were born in VA.

They were in the 1880 census for Sturgeon, Brunswick Co., VA, living next to his aunt Ginthia (#5).  Missouri was in the 1900 census for Sturgeon, Brunswick Co., VA, married 33 years, 6 of her 14 children still living, but Benjamin was not in the household.  The 1910 census for Sturgeon, Brunswick Co., VA, lists Missouri, widowed, with 5 of her 12 children still living.  Daughter Vashti Random was living with her, married, with all 3 of her children still living (but probably not in the household), and there were 5 Graves grandchildren in the household.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  44.  Hudging Velette Graves, b.c. 1860.

  45.  Latimer Graves, b. Dec. 1866.

  46.  Tylus Graves, b.c. 1866.

  47.  unnamed child, b. May 1869.

  48.  unnamed child, b. July 1870.

  49.  stillborn child, b. July 1871.

+50.  Carrie L. Graves, b. 10 July 1877, m. Charlie Peterson, d.19 July 1966.

  51.  Mary Graves, b. 19 June 1880 (Brunswick Co., VA).

  52.  Vashti (or Vastile) Graves, b. Oct. 1881, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Random.  Only found in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Sturgeon, Brunswick Co., VA.

  53.  Fannie Graves, b. 7 Nov. 1882.

  54.  Bummer (or Bummin) L. Graves (daughter), b. Jan. 1885.

+55.  Herbert Graves, b. 4 Aug. 1888, m. Mary B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. March 1964.

  56.  Willie Graves, b. April 1899.

 

MacLin Graves (16) was born about 1853 in VA.  He married Lena Merritt.  She was born in Oct. 1850 in VA.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  57.  Eliza Graves, b.c. 1876.

+58.  Benjamin Graves, b. April 1877, m. Cora Burch, d. 6 July 1947.

  59.  Josephine Graves, b.c. 1879.

 

CHILDREN OF GINTHIA GRAVES (5)

Richard Thomas P. Graves (18), called Thomas, was born about 1831 in VA.  He first married Rosa ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1853 in VA.  They were in the 1880 census for Sturgeon, Brunswick Co., VA, living with his widowed mother.  He married second ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was in the 1900 census for Sturgeon, Brunswick Co., VA, widowed.  He was a farmer.  All his children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves, by Rosa ------

+60.  Thomas Graves, b. Oct. 1865, m. Margaret A. Moody.

  61.  Robert Graves, b. May 1875.

  62.  Ginthia Graves, b.c. 1876.

  63.  Julia Graves, b.c. 1877.

Children – Graves, by 2nd wife

  64.  Lollie Graves, b. July 1883.

  65.  Norman Graves, b. May 1889.

  66.  Maggie Graves, b. Oct. 1891.

 

Julia A. Graves (20) was born in 1835 in VA.  She married James R. Malone.  He was born about 1837 in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Malone

  67.  Jefferson Malone, b.c. 1859 (VA).

 

Virginia Graves (21) was born about 1847 in VA.  She married William Meade.  He was born about 1843 in VA.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Meade

  68.  William Meade, b. May 1867.

  69.  James R. Meade, b.c. 1868.

  70.  David A. Meade, b.c. 1870.

 

Lewis Graves (22) was born about 1848 in VA.  He married Jane Bugg, daughter of Albert Bugg and Martha Bugg.  She was born in Aug. 1854 in VA.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  71.  Mary Graves

+72.  Martha Graves, b.c. 1872,m. Haywood Williams, d. 1911.

  73.  Albert Graves, b.c. 1879.

  74.  Richard Graves, b. March 1892.

+75.  Lewis Graves, b. 12 Nov. 1896, m. Cordelia Stone.

 

Henry Graves (23) was born in Nov. 1850[1] in VA.  He first married Frances (“Fanny”) A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1873.  She was born in Dec. 1854 in VA.  They were in the 1880 census for Sturgeon, Brunswick Co., VA, with their first 2 children.  They were in the 1900 census for Sturgeon, Brunswick Co., VA, with all except their first 2 children.  They were in the 1910 census for Sturgeon, Brunswick Co., VA, with Jim, Mamie, and Wesley, when 6 of her 16 children were still living.  It was his first marriage and her second.  In 1910, grandsons Brauney (or Brawley) A. Graves (b. Feb. 1899) and Sidney (or Sydney) Graves (b.c. 1906) were also living with them.

He married second Lucy J. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1881 in VA.  They were in the 1920 census for Sturgeon, Brunswick Co., VA, with his grandson Sydney living with them.  All his children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves, by Lucy J. ------

  76.  Alice Graves, b.c. 1875.

  77.  James (“Jim”) Graves, b.c. 1878.

  78.  Eva Graves, b. Jan. 1885.

  79.  Minnie C. Graves, b. May 1889.

  80.  Mattie L. Graves, b. May 1890.

  81.  Mamie (or Mannie) W. Graves, b. Feb. 1893.

  82.  Wesley Graves, b. 17 June 1895, m. Maude ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF JANE GRAVES (6) AND JOSEPH GRAVES

John Edward Graves (24) was born in March 1839 in VA.  He married Clarissa Cook.  She was born in Aug. 1846 in MS.  They were in the 1870 census for Red Oak, Brunswick Co., VA, with no children, living next to his aunt Nancy Graves.  They were in the 1900 census for Red Oak, Brunswick Co., VA, living next to his brother Henry, with 10 of her 12 children still living.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  83.  Emmett Graves, b. 23 Sept. 1870.

+84.  William Hubbard Graves, b. Jan. 1872, m. Annie G. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+85.  John Rochester Graves, b. 23 March 1874, m. Susie J. Manson, d. 22 June 1951.

  86.  George Washington Graves, b. 7 Oct. 1876.

  87.  Laura Graves, b.c. 1878.

  88.  Charles (“Charlie”) N. Graves, b. Dec. 1879.

+89.  Rosa Evelyn Graves, b. 21 Aug. 1881, m. Abraham Junius Coleman, d. 1938.

  90.  Areanna L. Graves, b. May 1883.

+91.  Edward M. Graves, b. 12 April 1888, m. Virginia Manson.

  92.  Charlotte E. Graves, b. Nov. 1889.

 

Joseph J. Graves (25) was born in Jan. 1844 in VA.  He first married Arianna ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1848 in VA.  He married second Eloise Mary Graves.  She was born in May 1855 in VA.  All his children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves, by Arianna ------

  93.  Josephine Graves, b. June 1867.

  94.  Richard G. Graves, b.c. 1867.

Children – Graves, by Eloise M. Graves

  95.  Rodger J. Graves, b.c. 1872.

  96.  Evaline Graves, b.c. 1873.

  97.  Robert Graves, b.c. 1874.

+98.  Joseph Pompey Graves, b. 23 April 1877, m. Nannie L. Graves

  99.  Dora Graves, b. 28 Jan. 1881.

  100.   Polly Graves, b. 22 July 1882.

  101.   Thomas Goodwyn Graves, b. 19 Dec. 1884, d. Feb. 1971 (Newport News, VA).

  102.   Mary Graves, b. 12 July 1886.

+103.   Freeman Jones Graves, b. 10 July 1888, m. Helen ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+104.   Ashby E. Graves, b. 21 Feb. 1890, m. Otelia Graves

  105.   Lizzie C. Graves, b. 6 July 1891.

+106.   William Russell Graves, b. 6 May 1893, m. Harriet Graves

  107.   Campbell R. Graves, b. 29 Aug. 1895.

  108.   Sarah H. Graves, b. Jan. 1898.

  109.   Charles Franklin Graves, b. 27 May 1900.

 

Henry R. Graves (26) was born in June 1844 in VA.  He first married Winnie Graves.  She was born about 1856 in VA.  He married second Julia A. Webb about 1896.  She was born in March 1856 in VA.  Henry and Winnie were in the 1880 census for Sturgeon, Brunswick Co., VA, with their first 3 children.

Henry and Julia were in the 1900 census for Red Oak, Brunswick Co., VA, with 4 of his children, probably by his first marriage, and 1 child by his marriage to her, living next to his brother John Graves.  Both of her 2 children were still living in 1900 and 1910.  It appears that Henry probably didn’t have any children by Julia, and her 2 children were his step-children, Anna Webb, b.c. 1882, and James or Jeff Webb/Graves, b. April 1897.  He was a farmer.  All his children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves, by Winnie Graves

  110.   Adeline Graves, b. 20 Dec. 1874.

+111.   Stephen Flitcher Graves, b. Dec. 1876, m. Mary Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1898.

  112.   Milly Graves, b.c. 1879.

  113.   Judie Graves, b. Feb. 1881.

+114.   Henry Junius Graves, b. May 1885, m. Lillie Harris.

  115.   Indiana Graves, b.c. 1886.  Not in 1900 census, but in 1910 census.  Probably the same as Judie.

  116.   Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Graves, b. 10 Jan. 1888.

  117.   Tom Tast Graves, b. 24 Feb. 1890, m. Hester ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

Fenton Graves (27) was born in Jan. 1851 in VA.  He married Henrietta ‑‑‑‑‑‑ in 1872.  She was born in Oct. 1855 in VA.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

+118.   Moses Emanuel Graves, b. 28 Dec. 1874, m. Luyce ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+119.   James Hilliard Graves, b. 22 Jan. 1876, m. Lee Hester Perry, c. 1891.

  120.   Leigh Edward Graves, b. 31 Jan. 1879.

+121.   William Thomas Graves, b. 28 May 1880, m. Sadie Virginia Knight.

+122.   Mary L. Graves, , b. 16 March 1884, m. Hiram St. Murel Jordan.

+123.   Fenton Julian Graves, b. 20 May 1884.

+124.   Estelle Graves, b. Jan. 1886, m(1) Logan Ashbey, m(2) Benjamin Holmes, m(3) Junius W. Owens.

  125.   Clara Graves, b. 17 July 1886.

  126.   Arthur Branch Graves, b. April 1888.

  127.   Sally Graves, b. March 1890.

  128.   Otelia Graves, b. 27 May 1892.

  129.   Helen Graves, b. May 1894.

 

CHILDREN OF NANCY GRAVES (7)

Harriet (“Hattie”) Graves (29) was born in May 1863 in VA.  She married Sharpy Coleman, son of George Coleman and Minnie Coleman, in 1880.  He was born in Jan. 1858 in VA.  They were in the 1900 census for Red Oak, Brunswick Co., VA, when all 9 of her children were still living, and her widowed mother, Nancy Jackson, was living with them.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Coleman

  130.   Alley Coleman, b. Nov. 1880.

  131.   Annie Coleman, b. March 1884.

  132.   Alfred Coleman, b. Feb. 1887.

  133.   Weldon Coleman, b. Sept. 1888.

  134.   Callie Coleman, b. Jan. 1891.

  135.   Bettie Coleman, b. Aug. 1893.

  136.   Mary Coleman, b. Jan. 1897.

  137.   Isaac Coleman, b. April 1899.

  138.   Ida Coleman, b. April 1899.

 

CHILDREN OF GOODWYN GRAVES (8) AND ELIZABETH ------

Alexander Graves (31) was born in May 1863 in Brunswick Co., VA.  He married Nancy ‑‑‑‑‑‑ in 1895.  She was born in June 1875 in VA.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  139.   Willie A. Graves, b. Feb. 1896.

  140.   Queen Ethie Graves, b. Feb. 1899.

  141.   Robert R. Graves, b.c. 1904.

 

CHILDREN OF FRANCES GRAVES (9)

Shelton Graves (39) was born in April 1857 in VA.  He married Edith Long, daughter of Nancy Long.  She was born in March 1864 in Hertford, Perquimans Co., NC.  They were in the 1900 census for Newsom, Southampton Co., VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  142.   Rosa Graves, b. Nov. 1882 (NC).

  143.   Lacy Graves, b. Sept. 1885 (VA).

  144.   Nancy Graves, b. July 1888 (Southamton Co., VA), m. Luther Barnes.  He was b. Feb. 1890 in Hertford, NC, and d. 1930 in Southampton Co., VA.

  145.   Richard C. Graves, b. July 1889 (VA).

  146.   Shelton J. Graves, b. Oct. 1892 (VA).

  147.   Mack Graves, b.c. 1904 (VA).

 

CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN J. B. GRAVES (10) AND MISSOURI STEWART

Carrie L. Graves (50) was born 10 July 1877 in Brunswick Co., VA, and died 19 July 1966 in Warrenton, Warren Co., NC.  She married Charlie Peterson.  He was born about 1875 in VA.  They were in the 1920 census for Red Oak, Brunswick Co., VA.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Peterson

  148.   Charlie Peterson, b.c. 1901.

  149.   Josie Peterson, b.c. 1903.

  150.   Carrie L. Peterson, b.c. 1905, d.c. 1973 (NC).

  151.   John H. Peterson, b.c. 1907.

  152.   Hattie O. Peterson, b.c. 1910.

  153.   Jennie E. Peterson, b.c. 1912.

  154.   William H, Peterson, b.c. 1914.

  155.   Sue O. Peterson, b.c. 1916.

  156.   Fannie N. Peterson, b.c. 1918.

 

Herbert Graves (55) was born 4 Aug. 1888 in VA, and died in March 1964.  He married Mary B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born in 1895 in VA.  Both their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  157.   Charlotte L. Graves, b.c. 1913.

  158.   Willie B. Graves, b.c. 1915.

 

CHILDREN OF MacLIN GRAVES (16) AND LENA MERRITT

Benjamin Graves (58) was born in April 1877 in VA, and died 6 July 1947 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.  He married Cora Burch, daughter of James Burch and Harriet ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born 18 Jan. 1875 in NC, and died 5 March 1972 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.  All their children were born in NC.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  159.   James Graves, b.c. 1897.

  160.   Lena Graves, b.c. 1899, m. Malta Channel.  He was b.c. 1888 in NC.

+161.   Hattie Graves, b. 22 May 1900, m. Herman Mitchell, d. 16 Aug. 1980.

  162.   Anna Graves, b.c. 1904, m. Wilson Brooks, d. 20 May 1946 (Raleigh, Wake Co., NC, age 42).

+163.   Mary F. Graves, b. 8 Oct. 1905, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Copeland, d. 14 Feb. 1948.

  164.   Franklin Graves, b.c. 1906.

  165.   Corinna Graves, b. 7 Oct. 1907, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Ferrell, d. 18 May 2003 (Raleigh, Wake Co., NC, age 95).

  166.   Louise Graves, b.c. 1908.

  167.   Josephine Graves, b.c. 1912.

  168.   Catherine Graves, b.c. 1916, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Phillips.

  169.   Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1917.

 

CHILDREN OF RICHARD T. P. GRAVES (18)

Thomas Graves (60) was born in Oct. 1865 in VA.  He married Margaret A. Moody, daughter of Titus Moody and Easter (or Hester) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, in 1880 when he was just 14.  She was born in 1856 in VA.  They were in the 1900 census for St. Peters District, New Kent Co., VA, when only 3 of her 12 children were still living, and he was a laborer for the railroad.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

+170.   Thomas James Graves, b. 16 Aug. 1883, m. Annie L. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1912.

  171.   Mabel L. Graves, b. Oct. 1893.

  172.   George W. Graves, b. March1896.

 

CHILDREN OF LEWIS GRAVES (22) AND JANE BUGG

Martha Graves (72) was born about 1872 in Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA, and died in 1911 in VA.  She married Haywood Williams in 1896 in VA.  He was born 27 April 1867 in VA, and died in Nov. 1963 in Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co., VA, at age 96.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Williams

+173.   Haywood Williams, b. 2 April 1895, m. Lula Rivers, Dec. 1919, d. Dec. 1982.

  174.   DeBurnett, b. 1899.

  175.   George Williams, b. 1904, d. 1927 (Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co., VA).

  176.   Albert Williams, b. 1908.

  177.   Elizabeth Williams, b. 1908.

  178.   Catherine Williams, b. 1909.

 

Lewis Graves (75) was born 12 Nov. 1896 in VA.  He married Cordelia Stone.  She was born in 1899 in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  179.   Richard G. Graves, b.c. 1919 (VA).

 

 

GENERATION 5

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN E. GRAVES (24) AND CLARISSA COOK

William Hubbard Graves (84) was born in Jan. 1872 in VA.  He married Annie G. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1896 in VA.  They were in the 1930 census for Sturgeon, Brunswick Co., VA.  He was a farmer.  Both their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  180.   Laura L. Graves, b.c. 1923.

  181.   Amanda Graves, b.c. 1925.

 

John Rochester Graves (85) was born 23 March 1874 in Goochland, Goochland Co., VA, and died 22 June 1951.  He married Susie J. Manson, daughter of William B. Manson and Judith Campbell.  She was born about 1883 in VA, and died 19 Dec. 1960.  They were in the 1930 census for Sturgeon, Brunswick Co., VA, living next to his brother William.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  182.   Charles Christopher Graves, b. 22 May 1903, d. 30 Sept. 1960.

  183.   John H. Graves, b.c. 1906.

  184.   Mark Anthony Graves, b. 2 Dec. 1908 (Warfield, Brunswick Co., VA), d. 16 Sept. 1998 (Columbia, Howard Co., MD).

  185.   Queen Wilhemena Graves, b. 31 May 1911, d. Nov. 1913.

  186.   Julia Clarissa Graves, b.c. 1914.

  187.   Mary Magdelene Graves, b.c. 1917.

 

Rosa Evelyn Graves (89) was born 21 Aug. 1881 in VA, and died in 1938 in Dolphin, Brunswick Co., VA.  She married Abraham Junius Coleman, son of Irene ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was born 30 Sept. 1877 in VA, and died in 1961 in Dolphin, VA.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Coleman

  188.   Pauline M. Coleman, b.c. 1905, m. Edward Rogers.  He was b.c. 1903.

  189.   Laura B. Coleman, b.c. 1907.

  190.   Junius L. Coleman, b.c. 1908.

  191.   John Royster Coleman, b. 17 Oct. 1911 (Brunswick Co., VA), d. 27 Dec. 1994 (Rockville, MD).

  192.   Clara E. Coleman, b. 1911.

  193.   Edward F. Coleman, b.c. 1913.

  194.   Edith M. Coleman, b.c. 1914.

  195.   Charles H. Coleman, b.c. 1919.

 

Edward (“Eddie”) M. Graves (91) was born 12 April 1888 in VA.  He married Virginia Manson, daughter of Frederick Manson and Celia Faggans.  She was born in Nov. 1896 in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  196.   Ethel K. Graves, b.c. 1916 (VA).

 

CHILDREN OF JOSEPH J. GRAVES (25)

Joseph Pompey Graves (98) was born 23 April 1877 in VA.  He married Nannie L. Graves.  She was born about 1884 in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  197.   Richard J. Graves, b.c. 1914.

  198.   Annie E. Graves, b.c. 1916.

  199.   Lena M. Graves, b.c. 1922.

  200.   Edna R. Graves, b.c. 1925.

 

Freeman Jones Graves (103) was born 10 July 1888 in Brunswick Co., VA.  He married Helen ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1897 in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  201.   Rosamond Graves, b.c. 1917 (VA).

 

Ashby E. Graves (104) was born 21 Feb. 1890 in VA.  He married Otelia Graves.  She was born in May 1892 in VA.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  202.   Ada Graves, b.c. 1913.

  203.   Odelia A. Graves, b.c. 1915.

  204.   Ashby O. Graves, b.c. 1918.

 

William Russell Graves (106) was born 6 May 1893 in Warfield, Brunswick Co., VA.  He married Harriet Graves.  She was born about 1893.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  205.   Virginia Graves, b.c. 1916.

  206.   Pearl Graves, b.c. 1918.

  207.   Doro Graves, b.c. 1920.

  208.   Margret Graves, b.c. 1924.

  209.   Grace Graves, b.c. 1927.

 

CHILDREN OF HENRY R. GRAVES (26) AND WINNIE GRAVES

Stephen Flitcher Graves (111) was born in Dec. 1876 in VA.  He married Mary Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ in 1898.  She was born about 1876 in VA.  They were in the 1900 census for Red Oak, Brunswick Co., VA, with his brother Tom living with them.  They were in the 1910 census for Sturgeon, Brunswick Co., VA, living next to his father.  All his children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  210.   Winnie L. Graves, b. Oct. 1899.

  211.   Mary E. Graves, b.c. 1903.

  212.   Virgie Ann Graves, b.c. 1906.

  213.   Maggie Graves, b.c. 1907.

  214.   Bessie Viola Graves, b.c. 1909.

  215.   Reverce C. Graves, b.c. 1912.

  216.   Mildred F. Graves, b.c. 1913.

  217.   Alice O. Graves, b.c. 1915.

  218.   Grace L. Graves, b.c. 1918.

 

Henry Junius Graves (114) was born in May 1885 in VA.  He married Lillie Harris.  She was born about 1897 in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  219.   Laura B. Graves, b.c. 1919 (VA).

 

CHILDREN OF FENTON GRAVES (27) AND HENRIETTA ------

Moses Emanuel Graves (118) was born 28 Dec. 1874 in VA.  He married Luyce ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1889 in VA.  They were in the 1930 census for Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, and he was a moulder at the U.S. Navy Yard.  The first 3 children were born in VA, and the last 3 in NY.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  220.   James Graves, b.c. 1902.  Furniture salesman in 1930.

  221.   Nichan Graves, b.c. 1904.

  222.   Randolph Graves, b.c. 1906.

  223.   Elton L. Graves, b. 1915.

  224.   Louis A. Graves, b.c. 1919.

  225.   Oscar Graves, b.c. 1921.

 

James Hilliard Graves (119) was born 22 Jan. 1876 in VA.  He married Lee Hester Perry about 1891.  She was born in May 1878 in VA.  They were in the 1910 census for Red Oak, Brunswick Co., VA, when all 5 of their children were living.  Since those 5 were Herman, Clara, Rufus, James and George, that would suggest that Orum was born later than 1910.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

+226.   Orum Mack Graves, m. Barbara Griffin.

  227.   Herman Lorena Graves, b. 18 April 1902, m. Maggie H. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 5 Aug. 1957 (Los Angeles, CA).  Maggie was b.c. 1911.

  228.   Clara Moselle (“Bo”) Graves, b.c. 1903.

  229.   Rufus E. Graves, b.c. 1905.

  230.   James Spencer Graves, b.c. 1907.

+231.   George Fenton Graves, b.c. 1909, m. Emma Louise Myatt, c. 1929.

+232.   William A. Graves, b.c. 1912, m. Hattie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+233.   Robert Lee Graves, b.c. 1914, m. Marie Allen.

  234.   Ida M. Graves, b.c. 1915.

  235.   Jasper W. Graves, b.c. 1920.

+236.   Ada F. Elois Graves, b.c. 1921, m. John Martin.

 

William Thomas Graves (121) was born 28 May 1880 in VA.  He married Sadie Virginia Knight, daughter of James Edward Knight and Margaret N. Hundley.  She was born in Aug. 1890 in Newport News, Warwick Co., VA.  Both their children were born in Newport News, VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

+237.   Bernard L. Graves, b. 1907,

  238.   Sherman Alonzo Graves, b. 14 Aug. 1908, d. 4 Feb. 1972 (New York City, NY).

 

Mary L. Graves (122) was born 16 March 1884 in VA.  She married Hiram St. Murel Jordan, son of William H. Jordan and Mary F. Jordan.  He was born 21 Feb. 1883 in VA.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Jordan

  239.   Mary E. Jordan, b.c. 1905.

  240.   Ruby B. Jordan, b.c. 1909.

  241.   Norman Jordan, b.c. 1912.

  242.   Victor H. Jordan, b.c. 1915.

 

Fenton Julian Graves (123) was born 20 May 1884 in VA.  It is not known whether he married.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  243.   Mozelle Graves

 

Estelle Graves (124) was born in Jan. 1886 in VA.  She first married Logan Ashbey.  He was born about 1880 in NY.  She married second Benjamin Holmes.  He was born about 1895 in VA.  She married third Junius W. Owens, son of Zion Owens and Hester A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was born in Dec. 1880 in VA.  All her children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children - ?

  244.   J. Alvin ‑‑‑‑‑‑, b.c. 1906.

  245.   Connell ‑‑‑‑‑‑, b.c. 1908.

  246.   Cromwell ‑‑‑‑‑‑, b.c. 1909.

  247.   Elaine ‑‑‑‑‑‑, b.c. 1914.

 

CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN GRAVES (58) AND CORA BURCH

Hattie Graves (161) was born 22 May 1900 in NC, and died 16 Aug. 1980 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.  She married Herman Mitchell.  He was born about 1898 in NC.  (R‑1)

Children – Mitchell

  248.   Charles Mitchell, b. 3 Nov. 1928 (NC), d. 17 Sept. 1986 (Raleigh, Wake Co., NC).

 

Mary F. Graves (163) was born 8 Oct. 1905 in NC, and died 14 Feb. 1948 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Copeland.  (R‑1)

Children – Copeland

  249.   Mary E. Copeland, b.c. 1924.

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS GRAVES (60) AND MARGARET A. MOODY

Thomas James Graves (170) was born 16 Aug. 1883 in VA.  He married Annie L. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1912.  She was born about 1892 in VA.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Red Oak, Brunswick Co., VA.  In 1930, nephew Robert G. Graves was living with them.  Thomas was a farmer.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  250.   Rosa A. Graves, b.c. 1917.

  251.   Joseph F. Graves, b.c. 1918.

  252.   Benjamin L. Graves, b.c. 1920.

  253.   Laura P. Graves, b.c. 1924.

  254.   Annie B. Graves, b.c. 1927.

  255.   Flory J. Graves, b.c. 1928.

 

CHILDREN OF MARTHA GRAVES (72) AND HAYWOOD WILLIAMS

Haywood Williams (173) was born 2 April 1895 in VA, and died in Jan. 1947 in Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co., VA.  He married Lula Rivers in Dec. 1919.  She was born 20 Jan. 1899 in VA, and died in Dec. 1982 in Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co., VA.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Williams

  256.   Margaret Williams, b.c. 1921.

  257.   Blanche M. Williams, b.c. 1923.

  258.   Martha A. Williams, b.c. 1925.

  259.   Katie B. Williams, b.c. 1926.

  260.   Charles H. Williams, b.c. 1928, d. 23 Nov. 2006 (Martinsville, Henry Co., VA).

  261.   Sarah Williams, b. 14 Feb. 1932 (Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co., VA), d. 1940 (Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co., VA).

  262.   Nancy Olivia Williams, b. Oct. 1934 (Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co., VA), d. Dec. 1985 (Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co., VA).

 

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[1] His and her dates of birth, and their approximate marriage date, are from the 1900 census.  Other census records estimates his date of birth as about 1848-1853, so the 1850 date seems likely.