Rev. 7 June 2020, Gen. 46

 

DESCENDANTS OF AUGUSTUS W. GRAVES & ELIZABETH RUSH OF VA

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Augustus W. Graves (1) was born about 1805 in VA, and died 11 March 1857 in Staunton, Augusta Co., VA.  He married Elizabeth Rush, granddaughter of Peter Rush and Barbara Hanger, and possible daughter of Peter Rush, Jr.  Elizabeth was born about 1812 in VA, and died 8 May 1890 in Staunton, VA.

Augustus W. Graves purchased property on Lewis St. in Staunton, Va. in 1842.  His wife continued to live there until her death in 1890.  From 1850 until 1872, Hannah Rush Beaton, Elizabeth's aunt, lived with them.

Much of this information is from Bible records.

Augustus was in the 1840 census for Staunton, Augusta Co., VA, with 3 males under 5, 2 males 15-20 (perhaps brothers), 1 male 30-40 (Augustus), 1 female under 5, 1 female 10-15, 2 females 15-20, 1 female 20-30 (his wife Elizabeth), and 1 female 40-50.  He was in the 1850 census for Dist. 2, Augusta Co., VA, listed as Augustus W. Graves, 44, tailor, sons Porterfield, 15, tailor, James W., 9, Magnus, 5, Alenis, 3, Sylvester, 4, wife Elizabeth, 39, daughters Arabella, 13, Hannah, 6, infant, 1/12, and Hannah Beeton, 69, all born in VA.

The 1860 census for Staunton, Augusta Co., VA, listed P. B. Graves, 24, master tailor, as head of household, with wife Sarah A., 20, mother Elizabeth, 45, and siblings Hannah, 19, Magnus C., 18, Augustus, 12, Elizabeth, 6, and Mary, 10, all born in Augusta Co., VA.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑4)

Children - Graves

+2.  Porterfield Breckenridge Graves, b. April 1833, m. Sarah Ann Crone, 17 Feb. 1859, d. 25 Feb. 1895.

  3.  Arabella (or Annabelle) Graves[1], b. 1837, m. (Major) Jacob Braithwait, 21 Dec. 1858 (Albemarle Co., VA), d. 15 Nov. 1903 (Western State Hosp., Staunton, VA).  He was probably son of Jacob and Sarah Braithwaite, in 1860 census for Harrisonburg, VA.  They were in the 1860 census for Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., VA, as J. R. Braithwaite, 28, Sgt. Corp Harrisonburg, Arabella H., 23, and Mary W. Graves, 8 (her sister).  In the 1870 census for Staunton, Augusta Co., VA, Arabella Braithwait, 29 was in the household of her mother Elizabeth Graves, 50, and Jacob had probably died.

  4.  James W. Graves, b.c. 1841.  He was in the 1850 census but hasn’t been found in later census records.  Descendants list a Birmis (?) Graves, b.c. 1845 (or c. 1841), living in 1862, but not in 1870 census.  This is probably the same person.

  5.  Magnus Graves, b.c. 1843, d. 22 July 1861 (C.S.A., broken neck).

  6.  Hannah Beaton Graves, b.c. 1846, d. Nov. 1907 (Vesuvius, Rockbridge Co., VA).

  7.  Sylvester Graves, b.c. 1846, d. before 1862.

  8.  Albert (or Alexis or Alec or Alenis) Graves, b.c. 1847.  Only found in 1850 census..

  9.  Mary Woodward Graves, b.c. 1850 (or 1857), d. 10 Dec. 1884.

  10.  Augustus W. Graves, b.c. 1853, d. 21 July 1879 (Staunton, VA).

  11.  Elizabeth C. ("Lizzie") Graves, b.c. 1854 (age 16 in 1870 census).

  12.  Emmett Graves, b. Aug. 1855 (Staunton, VA), d. 28 July 1856.

  13.  Madrid Graves (male), not found in any census.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF AUGUSTUS W. GRAVES (1) AND ELIZABETH RUSH

Porterfield Breckenridge Graves (2) was born in April 1833 and died 25 Feb. 1895, both in Staunton, Augusta Co., VA.  He married Sarah Ann Crone, daughter of Caleb Crone, on 15 Feb. 1859 in Washington, DC.  She was born in 1839 in August Co., VA, and died in 4 April 1898 in Cloverdale, Bourtetourt Co., VA.  They were in the 1870 census for Staunton, Augusta Co., VA.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+14.  Louella (or Lou Ella) Graves, b. 5 Sept. 1860, m. Thomas H. Lankford, 1 May 1878 (Staunton, VA).

  15.  Delirah Graves, b. 20 Oct. 1863, d. 5 April 1954.

+16.  Claiborne Porterfield Graves, b. 19 Dec. 1866, m. Janet Crum, 22 Feb. 1892, d. 12 March 1942.

  17.  Lena Houston Graves, b. 22 Oct. 1869, d. 5 July 1875.

+18.  Thurston Augustus Graves, b. 2 Sept. 1872, m. Evelyn Shields Wood, 20 Sept. 1894, d. 11 Dec. 1965.

  19.  Ashton W. Graves, b. 15 March 1874.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF PORTERFIELD B. GRAVES (2) AND SARAH A. CRONE

Louella (or Lou Ella) Graves (14) was born 5 Sept. 1860 in VA.  She married Thomas H. Lankford on 1 May 1878 in Staunton, Augusta Co., VA.  He was born in Nov. 1856 in VA.  They were in the 1900 census for Amsterdam, Botetourt Co., VA, when he was listed as a telegrapher and his son Forest was a grocery clerk, and 7 of their 9 children were still living.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑2)

Children - Lankford

  20.  Forest A. Lankford, b. April 1879.

  21.  Ora E. Lankford, b. March 1884.

  22.  Ina M. Lankford, b. Aug. 1887.

  23.  Thomas J. Lankford, b. June 1889.

  24.  Donald J. Lankford, b. April 1892.

  25.  Eunice M. Lankford, b. Jan. 1895.

  26.  Sarah A. Lankford, b. March 1898.

 

Claiborne Porterfield Graves (16), possibly called Charles, was born 19 Dec. 1866 in Staunton, Augusta Co., VA, and died 12 March 1942 in Pima Co., AZ.  He married Janet (or Jesse) Crum, daughter of Robert Crum and Catherine Fleming, on 22 Feb. 1892 in Pocatello, Bannock Co., ID (or in Bingham Co., ID).  She was born 6 May 1875 in Hutchesontown, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and died 26 April 1908 in Pocatello, Bannock Co., ID.

He was in the 1910 census for Ely Ward 3, White Pine Co., NV, listed as Charles P., widowed, with all 6 of his living children.  He was in the 1930 census for Jerome, Yavapai Co., AZ, age 65, widowed, lodger, working as a mechanic in the mining industry.  He was in the 1940 census for Pima Co., AZ, widowed, living next to the family of his granddaughter Evelyn (Claunch) Seal.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

+27.  Porterfield B. Graves, b. 9 July 1893, m. Pearl Munn, 3 July 1920, d. 4 May 1972.

+28.  Kathleen Graves, b. 16 Nov. 1894, m. Samuel E. Claunch, 8 April 1912, d. 18 Sept. 1976.

  29.  Ruth Roberta Graves, b. 23 Sept. 1899 (Pima Co., AZ), d.c. 1899 (AZ).

+30.  Raymond A. Graves, b. 14 March 1901, m. Virgie E. Hershaw, d. 24 March 1977.

+31.  William James Graves, b.c. 1904, probably never married, d. 4 Jan. 1967.

  32.  Delilah Graves, b. 10 March 1906 (Pocatello, Bannock Co., ID), d. 14 Sept. 1935 (Tucson, Pima Co., AZ).

  33.  John R. Graves, b.c. 1908 (ID).

 

Thurston Augustus Graves (18) was born 2 Sept. 1872 in Staunton, Augusta Co., VA, died 11 Dec. 1965 in Aqua, Rockbridge Co., VA, and was buried at Staunton, VA.  He married Evelyn Shields Wood, daughter of George Almond Wood and Leanora Corrina Bell, on 20 Sept. 1894 in Bingham's Methodist Church, Albemarle (or Greene) Co., VA.  She was born 20 Oct. 1869 in Nortonsville, Albemarle Co., VA, died 25 Oct. 1948 in Vesuvius, Rockbridge Co., VA, and was buried in Staunton, VA.

Of their children, at least Anna, Mattie, Julian and Everette were born at Island Ford, Rockingham Co., VA, and Robert was born in Vesuvius, Rockbridge Co., VA. George and Leanora may also have been born in Island Ford.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+34.  Anna Lee Graves, b. 31 July 1895, m. Arthur Hall Fulwider, 25 March 1912, d. 27 Feb. 1981.

  35.  Mattie Sewell Graves, b. 2 Aug. 1896, m. Raymond Churchill, d. 1983 (Sarasota, FL).

  36.  George A. Graves, b. 15 May 1899, d. 3 May 1900.

+37.  Julian Magruder Graves, b. 8 Dec. 1900, m. Addie LuSarah Brown, 21 June 1922, d. 29 Aug. 1984.

  38.  Leanora Bell Graves, b. 23 Nov. 1903, d. 21 Oct. 1904.

+39.  Everette Thurston Graves, b. 14 March 1905, m. Margaret Erle Smith, 10 Aug. 1927.

  40.  Robert Henderson Graves, b. 28 Feb. 1908, m. Lettie Burkholder, 7 Oct. 1936, d. 31 May 1986 (Waynesboro, Augusta Co., VA).

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF CLAIBORNE P. GRAVES (16) AND JANET CRUM

Porterfield B. Graves (27), called Porter, was born 9 Sept. (or July) 1893 in Pocatello, ID, and died 4 May 1972 in Sun Valley, Blaine Co., ID.  He married Pearl Munn on 3 July 1920 in Pocatello, Bannock Co., ID.  She was born about 1899 in ID.  He was in the 1920 census for Pocatello, Bannock Co., ID, single, machinist, lodging with the family of  Clarence Seybert.  He was in the 1930 census for Pocatello, ID, with his wife and daughter.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

  41.  stillbirth, 9 July 1893.

  42.  Virginia Graves, b.c. Oct. 1928 (ID).

 

Kathleen Graves (28) was born 16 Nov. 1894 in Staunton, Augusta Co., VA, and died 18 Sept. 1976 in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ.  She married Samuel E. Claunch, son of Ernest S. Claunch and Martha Morfoot, on 8 April 1912 in Ely, White Pine, NV.  He was born 25 June 1889 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA, and died in 1962 in Tucson, AZ.  (R‑5)

Children - Claunch

  43.  Laverne H. Claunch, b.c. 1913 (MT), d. 24 April 1980 (Tucson, Pima Co., AZ).

  44.  Martha Claunch, b.c. 1915 (MT), d. 25 Nov. 1972 (Tucson, Pima Co., AZ).

  45.  Evelyn Kathleen Claunch, b. 17 Sept. 1916 (Miami, Gila Co., AZ), m. Virgil Seal, 1 Jan. 1932 (Pinal Co., AZ), d. 22 Sept. 2007 (Tucson, Pima Co., AZ).  He was b. 27 Aug. 1910 in Picayune, Pearl River Co., MS, and d. 20 Nov. 2003 in Tucson, AZ, son of Columbus Amos Seal and Minnie Lee Albritton.  5 children.

  46.  Delirah Grace Claunch, b. 4 March 1918 (Winkleman, Gila Co., AZ), d. 8 March 1996 (Flagstaff, Coconino Co., AZ).

  47.  Emmet Claunch, b. 10 March 1920 (Winkleman, Gila Co., AZ), d. 9 May 1983 (Bexar Co., TX).

  48.  Purcell Claunch, b. 10 Dec. 1921 (Tucson, Pima Co., AZ), d. 30 July 1966.

  49.  Arthur John Claunch, b. 29 Feb. 1924 (Tucson, Pima Co., AZ), d. 10 July 1942 (Phillippines).

  50.  Ira James Claunch, b. 12 Sept. 1927 (Tucson, Pima Co., AZ), d. 27 Jan. 2002.

  51.  Claiborne Claunch, b.c. 1929 (AZ), s. 18 Sept. 1960 (Guam).

 

Raymond A. Graves  (30) was born 14 March 1901 in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ, and died 24 March 1977 in Staunton, Augusta Co., VA.  He married Virgie E. Hershaw, daughter of Fred William Hershaw and Elizabeth Jane Harris.  She was born 19 Oct. 1908 in VA, and died 2 Sept. 2004 in Bristol, VA.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

  52.  Robert A. Graves, b. 3 April 1930 (VA).

+53.  Clayburn Porterfield Graves, b. 27 March 1933, m. Winston Matilda Lotts, 28 May 1966, d. 5 April 2004.

  54.  Wilma Joyce Graves, b. 6 Aug. 1934 (Augusta Co., VA), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 20 Jan. 2011 (Waynesboro, VA).  3 children.

  55.  child

 

William James Graves (31) was born about 1904 in Fort Hall, Bingham Co. (or Pocatello, Bannock Co.), ID, and died 4 Jan. 1967 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT.  His birth is given as 1 Jan. 1900 in his obituary and elsewhere, but the 1910 census for White Pine Co., NV, lists him as age 6.  His obituary is below (from the Marjorie Rawson Obituary Collection at Ancestry.com):

“William Graves

Lava Hot Springs (Bannock Co., ID) – Graveside military rites will be conducted for William James Graves, 67, Monday at 1 p.m. in the Lava Hot Springs City Cemetery by the American Legion.

Mr. Graves died Jan. 4, in the Salt Lake City Veterans Hospital of a long illness.

He was born Jan. 1, 1900, a son of Charles and Jesse Crum Graves.

He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two brothers and one sister, Ray A. Graves, Greenville, Va.; Porter Graves, Hagerman; and Mrs. Susie Claunch, Tucson, Ariz.; and an uncle, Peter Crum, Lava Hot springs.

Friends may call Monday morning from 9 to 10:30 at the Benson Funeral Home, Malad.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Benson Funeral Home.”

 

CHILDREN OF THURSTON A. GRAVES (18) AND EVELYN S. WOOD

Anna Lee ("Annie") Graves (34) was born 31 (or 30) July 1895 in Albemarle Co., VA, and died 27 Feb. 1981 in Lexington, VA.  She married Arthur Hall Fulwider on 25 March 1912 in Hagerstown, MD.  (R‑3)

Children - Fulwider

+56.  Lucille Camden Fulwider, b. 17 Feb. 1917, m. Albert Theodore Wade, 25 July 1935.

 

Julian Magruder Graves (37) was born 8 Dec. 1900 in Island Ford, Rockingham Co., Va., died 29 Aug. 1984 in Charlottesville, Va., and was buried in Monticello Memorial Gardens, Charlottesville.  He married Addie LuSarah Brown, daughter of James Poindexter Brown and Lucetta Clara Wood, on 21 June 1922 in Albemarle Co., Va. She was born 27 June 1900 in Albemarle Co., Va., died 30 May 1969 in Charlottesville, and was also buried in Monticello Memorial Gardens.  All their children were born in Charlottesville, Va.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+57.  James Thurston Graves, b. 24 April 1923, m. Helen May Fauber, 19 Feb. 1944.

+58.  George Milton Graves, b. 17 May 1924, m. Joan (Clarke) Ellett, 12 Nov. 1945.

+59.  Julian Rea Graves, b. 23 May 1937, m. Rosa Richardson Rice, 29 Aug. 1965, d. 14 June 2017.

 

Everett (or Everette) Thurston Graves (39) was born 14 March 1905 in Island Ford, Rockingham Co., VA.  He married Margaret Erle Smith, daughter of Bernard Hansford Smith and Margaret Etta Gleason, on 10 Aug. 1927 in Hagerstown, MD.  She was born 19 April 1904 in Steele's Tavern, Augusta Co., VA.  They were living in Raphine, VA in 1986.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+60.  Everett Page Graves, b. 15 May 1931, m. Ann Detnor, 10 June 1953.

 

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[1] She was consistently listed as Arabella in census records.