Rev. 1 Feb. 2016, Gen. 10







Elijah Graves (1) was born about 1788 in the US, probably in NY, and died between 1861 and 1866, probably in Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario, Canada.  He moved to Ontario, Canada, probably either Brantford Co. or Elgin Co.  His first wife is believed to be Tryphrenna Besse.  She was born about 1800 and died in 1832.  He married second Jane Gardiner on 31 March 1837 in St. Thomas Church, London District Upper Canada[1].  She was born about 1813 and died 8 April 1844.  He married third Mary Axford on 27 Aug. 1844 in St. Thomas Church, London District Upper Canada[2].  She was born 15 Nov. 1807 in Shebbear, Devon England, daughter John Axford and Sarah (“Sally”) Horn, and died 7 Jan. 1888.  Mary may be the mother of Elijah Jr.’s wife Frances Ann Axford.  In 1844, Elijah was a shoemaker at Sparta.  Mary married second Samuel Clave, son of Thomas Clave and Grace ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 3 May 1866 in Elgin, Ontario[3].  He was born about 1810 in England.  Samuel and Mary were recorded on the 1871 census of Canada in Southwold Twp., Elgin West, Ontario.

There was also a Peter Graves, shoemaker, who got land in Southwold Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario, 3 March 1831. Could he have been a brother of Elijah?  Peter was born about 1799-1800 in the U.S. (according to the 1851-52 and the 1861 censuses for Elkfrid Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario), and was naturalized as a Canadian citizen in 1841.  He married Hannah Warren.  There was a James Graves living about 5 miles from Peter in the 1851 census whose age and background were similar; it is possible James was a brother of Peter.

There was a Daniel Graves born in NH, possibly 1770-90, who married Mary Ferguson and settled in Ontario (genealogy 207).  Daniel may or may not have been related to the others.

There was also a Franklin Clarke Graves who could have been a son of Elijah.  Also, living on the same farm as Elijah in 1844 was Olive Graves who married David Ferguson 14 Oct. 1836.  She may have been a daughter of Elijah.

The following children are not proven, but appear likely.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Tryphrenna Besse

+2.   Hiram Graves, b. 7 June 1815, m. Margaret Ferguson, 27 Aug. 1839, d. 2 April 1870.

+3.   Emeline Graves, b. 25 Sept. 1819, m. Andrew Farrell, 19 Dec. 1840, d. 25 Jan. 1901.

    4.  John Graves, b. 1820 (NY).  Settled in Houghton Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario.

+5.   Elijah Graves, b.c. 1824, m. Frances Ann Axford, 16 Nov. 1845, d. 18 Sept. 1888.

    6.  Mary Graves, prob. b. 1829-30, m. David Ferguson, bet. Aug. 1848 and Sept. 1849.  He was prob. b. 1813-14.






Hiram Graves (2) was born 7 June 1815 (or 8 May 1816 or 8 June 1817) in Penfield, Monroe Co., NY (close to Rochester and to Lake Ontario), and died 2 April (or Aug.) 1870 at Teeterville, Windham Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario, Canada.  (His tombstone gives the death date of 2 Aug. 1870 and states that he died at age 54 years, 2 months, 25 days, giving the birth date of 8 May 1816.)

He married Margaret Ferguson on 27 Aug. 1839 in Mt. Pleasant, Brant Co., Ontario.  She was born 2 Feb. 1822 in Willoughby Township, Welland Co., Ontario, and died in 1913 in Windham Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario.  Hiram bought land in Windham Twp., Norfolk Co., in 1848.

Hiram's family were said to be United Empire Loyalists who settled near Teeterville, Ontario, Canada.  If that is true, then Hiram's father must have returned to the U.S. from Canada before Hiram's birth.  United Empire Loyalists were those who remained loyal to England during the American Revolution, and many of them fled to Canada in the 1770's and early 1780's.

Hiram and Margaret were members of the Teeterville Baptist Church, and were buried in the United Church cemetery at Vanessa, Ontario.  He was a deacon in the church.  All their children except for Samuel were also buried at Vanessa.  Samuel and Charity were buried at Greenwood Cem., Waterford, Ontario.  All their children were born in Windham Twp., Ontario.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+7.   Frederick Graves, b. 14 July 1840, m. Lucy Priscilla Spruce, 26 Dec. 1865, d. 8 June 1927.

+8.   Samuel Graves, b. 26 Dec. 1842, m. Charity Hill, d. 27 March 1918.

+9.   Mary Jane Graves, b. 9 March 1845, m. Joseph Fairchild, d. 2 March 1909.

    10.   Lucilla Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1847, d. 30 March 1847 (Windham Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario).

    11.   Alonzo Graves, b. 26 Feb. 1848, d. May 1916 (Windham Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario).  He was a farmer.

+12.   Hiram Graves, b. 29 Sept. 1850, m. Selina Lundy, 22 Nov. 1876, d. 26 Dec. 1909.

+13.   Emiline Graves, b. 1 April 1853, m. George Albright.

+14.   Elijah Graves, b. 10 Oct. 1855, m. Mary Elizabeth Burtch, d. 17 April 1928.

+15.   Elgin Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1858, m. May L. Westervelt, 22 Dec. 1881, d. 30 Sept. 1933.

    16.   Emily Jane Graves, b. 7 April 1860, m. Henry Lewis.

+17.   Ida Tryphenea Graves, b. 25 Dec. 1862, m. Jacob Williams, d. 17 Nov. 1948.

    18.   Laura Graves, b. 13 Oct. 1866, d. 19 Sept. 1893 (Windham Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario).  Bur. Vanessa, Ontario.

+19.   Rebecca Graves, b. 1 Feb. 1869, m. James W. Michener, 12 Nov. 1890, d. 22 June 1941.


Emeline Graves (3) was born 25 Sept. 1819 in the U.S., and died 25 Jan. 1901, probably in Brantford Twp., Ontario.  She married Andrew Farrell on 19 Dec. 1840.  He was born in Ireland, and died 28 Oct. 1874 in Brant, Ontario, Canada at the age of 74[4].  (R‑1)

Children - Farrell

    20.   Andrew Farrell, b. 1848, d. 1934.


Elijah Graves (5) was born 6 Aug. 1824[5] in NY, and died 18 Sept. 1888 in Aetna Twp., Mecosta Co., MI[6].  He married Frances Ann (“Fannie”) Axford on 16 Nov. 1845 in Middlesex, Ontario, Canada.  She was born 5 Oct. 1827 in England, and died 25 Jan. 1918 in Aetna Twp., MI.  They were buried in Aetna Twp. Cem., Morley, Mecosta Co., MI.  This family was recorded on the 1860 census in Union, Porter Co., IN, the 1870 census in Portage, Porter Co.., IN, and the 1880 census in Aetna, MI; their first six children were born in Canada and the others in Indiana.  Listed as Fanny Graves on the 1900 and 1910 censuses, she stated that ten of her eleven children were living; she remained in Aetna, MI until her death.  There are thirteen children listed below, so perhaps the 1900 total of eleven children is incorrect.  (R‑4, R‑5)

Children - Graves

    21.   Francis M. (“Frank”) Graves, b. 29 June 1846, d. 1 May 1889.  Bur. Aetna Twp. Cem.

    22.   William Graves, b.c. 1848.

    23.   Clark Graves, b.c. 1850.

+24.   Mary Elizabeth Graves, b. 13 March 1852, m. Miller James Blachly, 28 Aug. 1870, d. 29 Feb. 1940.

+25.   Sarah Emeline Graves b. 14 March 1854, m(1) Thomas J. Ipes, c. 1867-1877, m(2) Sylvester Joseph Westcott, 25 Dec. 1881, d. 12 June 1919.

    26.   Hiram John Graves, b. 3 Feb. 1856, m. Frances L. Andrews, c. 1877, d. 13 April 1929 (Big Prairie, MI).  She was b. 1855, d. 22 March 1914.  Both bur. Aetna Twp. Cem.

    27.   James Eugene Graves, b.c. 1858, m. Anna Ida Carlton, d. 27 Sept. 1937.  Bur. Aetna Twp. Cem.

    28.   Alice Jane Graves, b.c. 1859, m. Nathan D. Haines, d. 1900.  He was b.c. 1850.

    29.   Hattie Graves, b.c. 1863, m. Warren S. Crowell.

    30.   August(“Gus”) Graves, b. July 1865, d. 22 March 1919.

    31.   Dora Graves, b.c. 1869, m. Jay O. Totten.






Frederick ("Fred") Graves (7) was born 14 July 1840 and died 8 June 1927, both in Windham Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario.  He married Lucy Priscilla Spruce, called Priscilla, on 26 Dec. 1865 in St. Thomas, Elgin Co., Ontario.  They were married in a Wesleyan Methodist church by Rev. William W. Clark, with Ben Sanderson as a witness.  She was born in 1849 in Sparta, Ontario, and was raised there by her grandmother Ferguson.  Her parents were William Spruce and Harriet Ferguson.  She died 28 Dec. 1905, after suffering for six months with gangrene and a gluteal abscess.  Both Fred and Priscilla were buried in the Vanessa Church Cem., Vanessa, Ontario.

According to the 1861 census, she was living at that time with Frederick Strasser and his family.  She had a sister by the name of Mary who was living with Elijah and Jane Graves in Yarmouth Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario.  Elijah was born in the U.S. in 1788 and was a shoemaker in Sparta, Ontario.

Frederick and Priscilla settled on a farm in Windham Twp. on Lot 14, Concession 7.  Half of the property belonged to Samuel Graves.  The brothers had purchased the land on Nov. 1, 1864 from a Rev. Abraham Nelles. They lived in a log house in the woods, then cut down trees and sawed them into lumber to build a new home. Frederick spent his life hunting and farming.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+32.   Hiram Graves, b. 25 April 1867, m. Mary Ball, d. 22 March 1915.

+33.   Mary Graves, b. 23 Sept. 1868, m. Oscar E. Slaght, d. 27 Jan. 1910.

+34.   William Frederick Graves, b. 14 July 1870, m. Myrtle E. Ryan Kelly, d. 8 June 1927 (or 1944?).

+35.   Margaret Graves, b. 14 June 1872, m. Benjamin Hill, d. 3 Feb. 1934.

+36.   Albert Harley Graves, b. 21 April 1874, m(1) Margaret J. Johnson, m(2) Annie Falconor, d. 13 Sept. 1952.


Samuel Graves (8) was born 26 Dec. 1842 in Teeterville, Windham Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario, and died 27 March 1918 in Windham Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario.  He married Charity Hill.  She was born 24 Sept. 1853 in Ancaster, Ont. and died in 1932.  They were both buried at Greenwood Cem., Waterford, Ontario.

Charity's father was from England and her mother, Ferla, was from Ireland.  Ferla lived to be 106 and used to walk 2 miles to see her son after she was 100.  They used oxen for farming.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+37.   Elizabeth Graves, b. 1872, m. Wellington A. Merritt, d. 1960's.

    38.   Edward Graves, b. 1874, never married, d. 1944.

+39.   Anna Jane Graves, b. 21 Aug. 1876, m. Wilson D. Bannister, d. 11 April 1939.

+40.   Samuel Allan Graves, b. 1878, m. Phoebe Jane Yeager, d. 1956.

+41.   Charity Josepha Graves, b. 1883, m. Alvarado Cline Olmstead, d. 1952.

    42.   Grace Graves, b. 1891, never married, d. 22 Sept. 1920.


Mary Jane ("Polly") Graves (9) was born 9 March 1845 and died 2 March 1909, both in Windham Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario.  She married Joseph Fairchild.  He was born in 1832 and died in 1896.  (R‑2)

Children - Fairchild

    43.   Joseph Fairchild, Jr., b. 1876.


Hiram Graves (12) was born 29 Sept. 1850 and died 26 Dec. 1909, both in Windham Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario. He was buried in Vanessa, Ontario.  He married Selina Lundy on 22 Nov. 1876.  She was born in 1858 and died in 1933.  He was a farmer and a weaver.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+44.   Austin Graves, b. 1878, m(1) Effie Wentworth, m(2) Nellie Millar.

+45.   Olive Graves, b. 1881, m. Roy Thornton, d. 1949.

+46.   Violet Graves, b. 1883, m. Will Cole, d. 1973.

+47.   Elmer Graves, b. 1886, m. Nina Cole, d. 1967.

+48.   Ensley Graves, b. 1893, m. Ethel Williams, d. 1972.

+49.   Joseph Graves, b. 1897, m. Aggie McMullen, d. 1971.


Emiline Graves (13) was born 1 April 1853 in Windham Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario.  She married George Albright. She also had a son by a previous father.  It is not known whether this was by a marriage or whether it was by an illegitimate birth.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+50.   Judson Albert Graves, b. 1876, married, d. 1948.

Children - Albright

+51.   Henry Albright, b. 1885, m. Susan Holland.

+52.   William Albright, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    53.   Albert Albright

+54.   Nellie Albright, m. George Bilger.

+55.   Flossie Albright, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Johnstone.

+56.   Wilfred Albright, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    57.   Gertrude Albright

    58.   Stanley Albright

+59.   Ross Albright, m. Marjorie Irving.


Elijah Graves (14) was born 10 Oct. 1855 and died 17 April 1928, both in Windham Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario, and was buried in Vanessa, Ontario.  He married Mary Elizabeth Burtch.  She was born in 1862 and died in 1939. He was a farmer.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+60.   Cora Graves, b. 1882, m. Will Roberts, d. 1954.

    61.   Aden Graves, b. 1884, m. Nantie McIntosh, d. 1916.


Elgin Graves (15) was born 14 Feb. 1858 and died 30 Sept. 1933, both in Windham Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario.  He married May L. Westervelt on 22 Dec. 1881 in Windham Twp. She was born in 1865 and died in 1951.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+62.   Alfred Graves, b. 1883, m. Mabel Colby, d. 1974.

+63.   Harry Lorne Graves, b. 1884, m. Pearl Porter, d. 1937.

+64.   George Curtis Graves, b. 1886, m. Sadie M. Thorne, d. 1960.

+65.   Shelby L. Graves, b. 1903, m. Floy Hammer, d. 1972.


Ida Tryphenea Graves (17) was born 25 Dec. 1862 in Windham Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario, died 17 Nov. 1948, and was buried in Fairfield, Norfolk Co., Ontario.  She married Jacob Williams.  (R‑2)

Children - Williams

+66.   Herman Williams, m. Mary Moore.

+67.   Vera Williams, m. John Moore.


Rebecca Graves (19) was born 1 Feb. 1869 in Windham Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario, and died 22 June 1941.  She married James W. Michener on 12 Nov. 1890 in Teeterville, Windham Twp., Ontario.  He was born in 1864.  (R‑2)

Children - Michener

+68.   Reva Michener, b. 1892, m. James Ripley, d. 1952.

+69.   Leta Michener, b. 1894, m. John Owen.

    70.   Flossie Michener, b. 1896, m. Melvin Hemingway.

+71.   Alma Michener, b. 1900, m. Thomas Sutherland.

    72.   Rosie Michener, b. 1903.

+73.   Arilla Michener, m. Stuart Cumin.

+74.   Roy Michener, m. Margaret McCard.

+75.   Agatha Michener, m. Harry Lock.



Mary Elizabeth Graves (24) was born 13 March 1852 in Sparta, Ontario, Canada, and died 29 Feb. 1940 in Rockford, Kent Co., MI.  She married Dr. Miller James Blachly, son of James Blachly and Angeline Wells, on 28 Aug. 1870 in Porter Co., IN[7].  He was born 17 Nov. 1839 in OH, and died 14 Oct. 1916 in Rockford, Kent Co., MI.  Mary, Miller, their sons, and their daughters-in-law were buried in Rockford Cem., Rockford, MI.  This family was recorded on 1880 census in Princeton, Mercer Co., MO and the 1900 and 1910 censuses in Courtland, Kent Co., MI; their sons were born in MI.  (R‑4)

Children - Blachly

+76.   James Lewis Blachly, b. 18 July 1871, m(1) Lillian Estelle Weller, 13 Aug. 1892, m(2) Lulu (Dunn) Hornbeck, c. 1924-1926, d. 12 March 1950.

    77.   Molbay Carr (“Charlie”) Blachly, b. 15 July 1875, m(1) Gertrude ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Aleta Dean, c. 1911, d. 1947.  She was b. 1880, d. 1967.  Both bur. Rockford Cem.


Sarah Emeline Graves (25) was born 14 March 1854 in Canada, and died 12 June 1919 in MI.  She first married Thomas J. Ipe (or Ipes), son of Frederick Ipes and Hannah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, between 1867 and 1877 in Kent Co., MI[8].  He was born about 1848 in OH, and died in April 1880 in Aetna, Mecosta Co., MI of consumption[9].  Widow Emeline was recorded on the 1880 census living with her parents.  She married second Sylvester Joseph Westcott on 25 Dec. 1881.  He was born 8 Dec. 1861 in Tioga Co., PA, died 21 Jan. 1932, and was buried in Croton Twp. Cem., Croton, Newaygo Co., MI.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Big Prairie, Newaygo Co., MI; their son was born in MI.  (R‑4)

Children - Ipes

    78.   George Lewis Ipe (or Ipes), b. 29 July 1874 (MI), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 5 Nov. 1940 (Allen Parish, LA).

Children - Westcott

    79.   Edmond Rozell Westcott, b. 2 April 1890, m. Myrtle C. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. Dec. 1965.  She was b. 1884, d. 1968.  Both bur. Croton Twp. Cem.






Hiram Graves (32) was born 25 April 1867 and died 22 March 1915.  He married Mary Ball.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+80.   Cecil Graves, m. Laurette Suibler.

+81.   Harold Graves, b. 1903, m. Mabel Martin.

    82.   Lela Graves, m. Jack Bannister.


Mary Graves (33) was born 23 Sept. 1868 and died 27 Jan. 1910.  She married Oscar E. Slaght.  He was born in 1860 and died in 1940.  (R‑2)

Children - Slaght

+83.   Clarence Slaght, m. Eva Mercel.

    84.   Mabel Slaght, m. Gordon Cramer.


William Frederick Graves (34) was born 14 July 1870 and died 8 June 1927 (or in 1944).  He married Myrtle E. Ryan Kelly.  She was born in 1877 and died in 1967.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+85.   William Harold Graves, b. 1901, m. Violet Clara Lucy Bell, d. 1962.

+86.   Irene Priscilla Graves, b. 1904, m. Floyd Nelson, d. 1967.

+87.   Beatrice Louise Graves, b. 1906, m. Cecil Arthur Woolner, d. 1988.

+88.   Ina Pearl Graves, b. 1908, m. Harold P. Axford.

+89.   Robert Frederick Graves, b. 1911, m. Mary Irno Erwin, d. 1990.

+90.   Mabel Jean Graves, b. 1912, m. William McIntee, d. 1980.

    91.   Howard Kelly Graves, b. 1916, m(1) Muriel Holding, m(2) Marie Jubb, d. 1975.


Margaret ("Maggie") Graves (35) was born 14 June 1872 and died 3 Feb. 1934.  She married Benjamin Hill.  He was born in 1868 and died in 1949.  (R‑2)

Children - Hill

+92.   Ivah Hill, b. 1903, m. Frank Manson, d. 1981.

+93.   Wardle Hill, b. 1907, m. Pearl Kennedy, d. 1957.


Albert Harley Graves (36) was born 21 April 1874 and died 13 Sept. 1952.  He first married Margaret ("Maggie") J. Johnson.  She died in 1921.  He married second Annie (Beaton?) Falconor.  She died in 1967.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves, by Margaret J. Johnson

+94.   Harley Graves, m. Hazel Hewer, d. 1989.

Children - Graves, by Annie Falconor

+95.   Mabel Graves, m. Charles Neilson.



Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Graves (37) was born in 1872, and died in the 1960's in Los Angeles, CA.  She married Wellington A. Merritt.  They moved to the area of Thunder Bay, Ontario.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Merritt

    96.   Elsie Merritt, m. Gordon Hennick.

    97.   Lionel Merritt, m. Esther ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    98.   Stanley Merritt, m. Jeannette ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    99.   Charity Merritt, m. Edward Grist.

    100.    Earl Merritt, m. Christina Caldwell.


Anna Jane Graves (39) was born 21 Aug. 1876 and died 11 April 1939.  She married Wilson D. Bannister.  He was born in 1872 and died in 1934.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Bannister

+101.    Pansy Luella May Bannister, b. 14 Sept. 1902, m. Charles Robert Tournay, 27 June 1925, d. 29 March 1982.

+102.    Olver Ray Bannister, b. 1907, m. Alice Elizabeth Charlotte Llewellin, 1936.


Samuel Allan Graves (40), probably called Allan, was born in 1878 and died in 1956.  He married Phoebe Jane Buck Yeager.  Her birth name was Buck and her adopted name was Yeager (or Yaeger).  She was born in 1877 and died in 1956.  They lived near Simcoe, Ontario.  They were farmers.  They had one adopted daughter.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves (adopted)

    103.    Iva Graves, b. 1905, m(1) H. Klitzke, m(2) Ray Robert Patterson.  By her 1st marriage she had 2 children: (1) Gail Anne Klitzke, b. 1946, m. John Wheeler, b. 1938; children: Sonia Christine, b. 1972, and Christopher John, b. 1974; (2) Larry Allan Klitzke, b. 1948, m. Leone Salmon, b. 1942; one dau.: Laura, b. 1981.


Charity Josepha ("Josie") Graves (41) was born in 1883 and died in 1952.  She married Alvarado Cline ("Bert" or "Burt") Olmstead (or Olmsted).  He was born in 1880 and died in 1958.  They were both buried at Waterford, Ontario, as was their son John.  They were farmers. (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Olmstead

    104.    Fern (or Ferne) Olmstead, m. Harry Greenfield.

    105.    John F. ("Jack") Olmstead (twin of Harry), b. 1925, m. Jean G. Kozak, d. 1954.

    106.    Harold ("Harry") Olmstead (twin of Jack), b. 1925, m. Eva Webb.



Austin Graves (44) was born in 1878.  He first married Effie Wentworth.  He married second Nellie Millar.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves, by Effie Wentworth

+107.    Percy Graves, m. Gwendolyn Akerlaud, d. 1976.

+108.    Ross Graves, m. Francis Farnworth.


Olive Graves (45) was born in 1881 and died in 1949.  She married Roy Thornton.  (R‑2)

Children - Thornton

+109.    Ralph Thornton, m. Wayva Brooks.

+110.    Doris Thornton, m. Rene Crul.

    111.    Leta Thornton

+112.    Wray Thornton, m. Ivy Clement.

+113.    Muriel Thornton, m. Ralph Proper.

    114.    Olla Jean Thornton


Violet Graves (46) was born in 1883 and died in 1973. She married Will Cole.  (R‑2)

Children - Cole

+115.    Beatrice Cole, m. William Rodgers.

+116.    Edward Cole, m. Joyce Khol.

    117.    Ruth Cole, m. Bill Perry.

+118.    Selma Cole, m. Donald Swance.

+119.    Gordon Cole, m. Isobel Bartingdale.


Elmer Graves (47) was born in 1886 and died in 1967.  He married Nina Cole.  She was born in 1890.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+120.    Dorothy Graves, b. 1913, m. Laurence Smith.

    121.    Donald Graves, b. 1917.

+122.    Daisy Graves, b. 1922, m. John Winskell.

    123.    Glen Graves, b. 1932.


Ensley Graves (48) was born in 1893 and died in 1972.  He married Ethel Williams.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+124.    Edith Graves, b. 1921, m. William Wilson.

+125.    Lorne Howard Graves, b. 1926, m. Louise Wood, d. 10 Sept. 2007.


Joseph Graves (49) was born in 1897 and died in 1971.  He married Aggie McMullen.  She died in 1973.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+126.    Helen Graves, b. 1922, m. Fred Thompson.

+127.    Shirley Graves, b. 1930, m. Bruce Pettit.



Judson Albert Graves (50) was born in 1876 and died in 1948.  The name of his wife is not known.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    128.    John Graves


Henry Albright (51) was born in 1885.  He married Susan Holland.  (R‑2)

Children - Albright

+129.    Albert Albright, Jr., m. Margaret Mauthe.

+130.    Frank Albright, m. Norma Soper.

+131.    Leonard Albright, m. Evelyn Nauso.

+132.    Hilda Albright, m. Kenneth Graydon.

    133.    Maxwell Albright


William Albright (52) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑2)

Children - Albright

    134.    Margaret Albright, m. John Beardshaw.

    135.    Ruby Albright, m. Grant Turner.

    136.    Harold Albright

    137.    Helen Albright, m. Clair Dalby.

    138.    Evelyn Albright, m. Art Walkam.

    139.    David Albright


Nellie Albright (54) married George Bilger.  (R‑2)

Children - Bilger

+140.    Erle Bilger, m. Georgette Geerts, d. 1977.

    141.    Lewis Bilger

+142.    Leona Bilger, m. Foster Langhor.

    143.    Eleanor Bilger, m. Lyle Robinson.

    144.    Isobel Bilger, m. Ronald Gavinger.

    145.    Charlton Bilger

    146.    Ruth Bilger, d. 1963.


Flossie Albright (55) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Johnstone.  (R‑2)

Children - Johnstone

    147.    Bary Johnstone

    148.    Ralph Johnstone


Wilfred Albright (56) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑2)

Children - Albright

    149.    Judy Albright

    150.    Donald Albright

    151.    Kenneth Albright


Ross Albright (59) married Marjorie Irving.  (R‑2)

Children - Albright

    152.    Steven Albright



Cora Graves (60) was born in 1882 and died in 1954.  She married Will Roberts.  He was born in 1883 and died in 1960.  (R‑2)

Children - Roberts

    153.    Ivan Roberts, b. 1901, d. 1902.

+154.    O. K. Roberts, b. 1904, m. Ida Gard.

    155.    James McKay Roberts, b. 1907, m. Ruby Barber.

+156.    LeRoy Roberts, b. 1909, m. Marion Waugh.

+157.    Basil Roberts, b. 1911, m. Iona Clement.

+158.    Carl Roberts, b. 1914, m. Irene Human.

    159.    Jean Roberts, b. 1917, d. 1918.

+160.    Arley Roberts, b. 1919, m. Roger Hird.

    161.    Shelby Roberts, b. 1923, m. Francis Hosack.



Alfred Graves (62) was born in 1883 and died in 1974.  He married Mabel Colby.  She was born in 1885 and died in 1945.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+162.    Laura Graves, b. 1905, m. Lisha Jones.

+163.    Lilah Graves, b. 1909, m. Carl Burgeson.

+164.    Robert Lee Graves, b. 1911, m. Helen Madsen, d. 1972.


Harry Lorne Graves (63) was born in 1884 and died in 1937.  He married Pearl Porter.  She died in 1957.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    165.    Ena Graves, b. 1904.

    166.    Edna P. Graves, b. 1906, m. Rodney Weller.  He d. 1971.


George Curtis Graves (64) was born in 1886 and died in 1960.  He married Sadie (Sarah?) M. Thorne.  She was born in 1889 and died in 1972.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+167.    Ralph E. Graves, b. 1918, m. Betty G. Resler.

+168.    Coral Esther Graves, b. 1920, m. Kenneth Ploeg.

+169.    Bernard G. Graves, b. 1921, m. Ruth Gill.


Shelby L. Graves (65) was born in 1903 and died in 1972. He married Floy Hammer.  She was born in 1903.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+170.    Shirley L. Graves, b. 1931, m(1) Daniel Callahan, m(2) William Underwood, m(3) Charles Grover.

+171.    Carroll S. Graves, b. 1935, m. Sue Baribeau.

+172.    Kent Graves, b. 1937, m. Barbara Wilson.



Herman Williams (66) married Mary Moore.  (R‑2)

Children - Williams

+173.    Alvin Williams, m. Vera Barker.

    174.    Velma Williams, m. Charles Murchie.

    175.    Shelby Williams, m. Myrtle Riach (?).

+176.    Marguerite Williams, married.

    177.    Bruce Williams


Vera Williams (67) married John Moore.  (R‑2)

Children - Moore

+178.    Ida Moore, m. John Diehl.



Reva Michener (68) was born in 1892 and died in 1952. She married James Ripley.  (R‑2)

Children - Ripley

    179.    John Ripley, b. 1915, d. 1936.

+180.    Gerald Ripley, b. 1917, m. Jean Burrage.

    181.    Doris Ripley, b. 1927.


Leta Michener (69) was born in 1894.  She married John Owen.  (R‑2)

Children - Owen

    182.    Ruth Owen, b. 1929.

    183.    Shelby Owen, b. 1930.


Alma Michener (71) was born in 1900.  She married Thomas Sutherland.  (R‑2)

Children - Sutherland

    184.    Wilfred Sutherland, b. 1928.

+185.    Irene Sutherland, m. Clarence Farrell.

    186.    Betty Sutherland

    187.    Johnny Sutherland

+188.    Sylvia Sutherland, m. Don Churchill.

    189.    Shirley Sutherland


Arilla Michener (73) married Stuart Cumin.  (R‑2)

Children - Cumin

    190.    Isobel Cumin

    191.    Robert Cumin

    192.    Carol Cumin


Roy Michener (74) married Margaret McCard.  (R‑2)

Children - Michener

    193.    Jimmie Michener

    194.    Jackie Michener

    195.    Mildred Michener


Agatha Michener (75) married Harry Lock.  (R‑2)

Children - Lock

    196.    Robert Lock

    197.    Donald Lock



James Lewis (“Lou”) Blachly (76) was born 18 July 1871 in Cannon Twp., Kent Co., MI, and died 12 March 1950 in Brown, Lake Co., MI.  He first married Lillian (“Lily”) Estelle Weller, daughter of Harvey Weller and Adeline DeEtta Spore, on 13 Aug. 1892 in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI.  She was born 21 May 1871 in Kent Co., MI, and died 10 April 1924 in MI.  They were buried in Rockford Cem., Rockford, Kent Co., MI.  This family was recorded on the 1900 and 1910 censuses in Algoma, Kent Co., MI and the 1920 census in Courtland, Kent Co., MI; their children were born in MI.  He married second Lulu E. (Dunn) Hornbeck, daughter of John J. Dunn and Hattie O. Totten, between 1924 and 1926.  She was born 9 March 1884 in MI.  They were recorded on the 1930 census in Wheatland, Hillsdale Co., MI.  (R‑4)

Children - Blachly, by Lillian Weller

+198.    Calla Estelle Blachly, b. 4 Nov. 1893, m. Harry Judson Smith, d. 23 May 1944.

    199.    Lula Blanch Blachly, b. 16 Nov. 1895, m. Willis Souffrou.

+200.    Eloise Elsie Blachly, b. 20 July 1907, m. Clarence Earl Graves, 31 Oct. 1928, d. 20 June 1994.


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