Rev. 29 June 2015, Gen. 62







Joseph Graves (1) was born about 1785-1790[1] in KY, died in Sept. 1857 in Springfield, Washington Co., KY, and was buried 4 Sept. 1857 at St. Rose Church, Springfield, KY.  He married Matilda (or Clotilda) Simpson, daughter of James Simpson and Elizabeth Edelen, on 2 Nov. 1829 in Washington Co., KY.  She was born about 1804 or 1797[2] in KY, and was buried 26 Dec. 1892 at age 95 at St. Rose Church, Springfield.  Washington County Bicentennial History says (on p. 287), "When Joseph Edward's mother, Clotilda, became disabled, he and his wife, Tricy, took care of her physical and financial needs.  All the original papers are dated 1890 …."  She was listed in the 1850-1870 Kentucky censuses as Matilda.  The 1850 census says she was born in KY, while the other two list her birthplace as MD.  Joseph and Matilda were in the 1850 census for Washington Co., KY, and Matilda was head of household in the 1860 census for Washington Co., KY.  All children except the last 4 in the list below were in the 1850 and 1860 census records; the source of these four names is not known.

The 1830 census for Washington Co., KY, listed 1 male 30-40, 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, and 1 female 20-30.  The 1840 census for Washington Co., KY, listed 2 males 5-10, 1 male 30-40 (probably a brother, brother-in-law, or son-in-law), 1 male 40-50, 2 females under 5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 2 females 15-20 1 female 20-30, and 1 female 30-40.

It is likely that this family is descended from John Greaves of St. Mary’s Co., MD (genealogy 247), perhaps by way of John Graves and Sarah Noble of MD & KY (genealogy 96).  Another clue to a probable MD origin is that the family was apparently Roman Catholic, whereas none of the families from NC were known to be Catholic.

Joseph may have been a son of Charles Graves and Eleanor ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  Examination of the tax lists for Washington Co., KY by Anita Hoyer showed the only possibilities for the parents of Joseph as Charles Graves (died 1798) and Eleanor.  It appears that Joseph owned the land that Eleanor inherited from Charles, around 1815.  However, the tax records are incomplete, so this is not certain.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+2.   Richard Peter Graves, b.c. 1832, m. Amanda Ballard, c. 1862.

+3.   Elizabeth Catherine Graves, b.c. 1834, m. Thomas Wilson Johnston, 12 April 1864, d. 1890.

    4.  Charles Simpson Graves, b.c. 1836.  There is a Bunch Family Tree from E. E. Bunch in Public Member Trees on that shows this Charles as the one who is in the 1880 census for Delaware, Wyandotte Co., KS.  However, the one in that census is mulatto, and it seems unlikely they are the same.

    5.  Catherine Graves, b.c. 1838.  It has been suggested by some that this is the Catherine Graves who married Thomas Wilson Johnston given as the husband of her older sister.

    6.  Caroline (or Carolyn) Graves, b.c. 1840, m. William Beckett.

    7.  John R. Graves, b.c. 1842.

+8.   Peter Graves, b.c. 1845, m(1) Mary Louise Payne, m(2) Mary Sally Payne, 8 Oct. 1889, d. 2 April 1908.

+9.   Joseph Edward Graves, b. 23 Feb. 1848, m(1) Teresa Payne Cissell, m(2) Tricie Ann Crabtree, 10 July 1884, d. 23 Sept. 1909.

+10.   James Paul Graves, b. 12 April 1850, m(1) Elizabeth Mudd, m(2) Minerva A. Ballard, 15 Nov. 1870, d. 3 Nov. 1942.

    11.   Lavinia (or Laverne) Graves

    12.   David Graves

    13.   Jane Rebecca Graves

    14.   Susan Elizabeth Graves






Richard Peter Graves (2) was born in Feb. 1832 and died 26 Nov. 1911, both in Washington Co., KY.  He married Amanda Ballard, daughter of James Madison Ballard and Elizabeth Louise Cissell, about 1862 in Nelson Co., KY.  She was born in Feb. 1841 in Bardstown, Nelson Co., KY, and died 2 Sept. 1930 in Washington Co., KY.  They were in the 1880 census for Fredericktown, Washington Co., KY, with all their children, and his brother Edd J. Graves living with them.  They were in the 1900 census for Fredericktown, Washington Co., KY, with sons Albert, Otho and Joseph.  All their children were born in KY.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    15.   Charles Marion Graves (called Marion), b.c. 1864.

+16.   George Oscar Graves, b. 26 May 1867, m. Cynthia Ann Burba, d. 7 Jan. 1947.

    17.   Albert Joseph Graves, b. Aug. 1873, d. 1952.

    18.   Martin Otho Graves (called Otho or Othia), b.c. 1875 (or Jan. 1876), d. 5 Nov. 1958 (Washington Co., KY).  He, his brothers Albert and Joseph, all three single, and their widowed mother, were in the same household in the 1920 census for Fredericktown, Washington Co., KY.  The 3 brothers

    19.   Joseph Otill Graves, b. Sept. 1877, d. 1954.


Elizabeth Catherine Graves (3) was born about 1834 (or 1838) in KY, and died in 1890 in Age, Cuanza Sul, Angola.  She married Thomas Wilson Johnston, son of Matthew Johnston and Ann (“Nancy”) Spalding, on 12 April 1864 in St. Rose Catholic Church, Washington Co., KY.  He was born about 1817 and died in 1904, both in Washington Co., KY.  He had first married Rose Ann Dailey on 4 Oct. 1842 in Nelson Co., KY, and had 10 children by her; she died in March 1863 in Washington Co., KY.  All the children of Thomas by both marriages were born in Washington Co., KY.  (R‑4)

Children - Johnston

    20.   Athair Johnston, b.c. 1864.

    21.   William M. Johnston, b.c. 1865.

    22.   Wilson A. Johnston, b.c. 1867, d. 1891.

    23.   Daniel E. Johnston, b.c. 1868.

    24.   Mary T. Johnston, b.c. 1872.

    25.   Charles H. Johnston, b. 13 May 1874, d. 25 Jan. 1901 (KY).

    26.   Albert Sidney Johnston, b.c. 1878, d. 1902.

    27.   Alice Johnston, b. 24 April 1882, d. 5 March 1906.


Peter Graves (8) was born about 1845-1847 in KY, and died 2 April 1908 in KY.  He first married Mary Louise Payne.  She was born about 1859 in KY.  They were in the 1880 census for Nelson Co., KY.  He married second Mary Sally Payne on 8 Oct. 1889.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves, by Mary L. Payne

    28.   David (“Dave”) Graves, b. Jan. 1880.

Children - Graves, by Mary S. Payne

    29.   Mary Lilie Graves, b. 5 Oct. 1891, m. Tom Mattingly, d. 26 Sept. 1967.

    30.   Anna Catherine Graves, b. 29 June 1892, m. Cull Reed, d. 9 July 1979.

    31.   Mary Naomi Graves, b. 8 Aug. 1894, m. Alex Kelty, d. 5 Sept. 1948.

    32.   Joseph Edward Graves, b. 25 April 1896, d. 1 Dec. 1913.

    33.   Thomas Francis Graves, b. 5 Nov. 1899, m. Mary Corbet, d. 24 Dec. 1984.

+34.   Joseph Lawrence Graves, b. 15 June 1902, m. Mary Lucy Nally, 29 Oct. 1929, d. 1991.

    35.   Richard Leo Graves, b. 5 Sept. 1903, m. Eula Smith, d. 23 Dec. 1983.

    36.   Joseph Albertus Graves, b. 29 Jan. 1906, d. 23 Dec. 1983.

    37.   Joseph Peter Graves, b. 24 May 1908, d. 26 Aug. 1936.


Joseph Edward ("Ed") Graves (9) was born 23 Feb. 1848 in KY, and died 23 Sept. 1909.  He first married Teresa Payne Cissell.  He married second Tricie Ann Crabtree, daughter of Alfred Crabtree and Delphine Hayden, on 10 July 1884.  She was born in March 1863 in KY.  They were in the 1900 census for Springfield, Washington Co., KY.  He was a farmer.  All his children were born in KY.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Graves, by Teresa P. Cissell

    38.   Annie Vivian Graves

    39.   Catherine Marie Graves, m. William A. Degnan.

    40.   Borgia Harold Graves, m. Carolyn Edelen.

    41.   Clara Lucille Graves

Children - Graves, by Tricie A. Crabtree

+42.   Clarence Paul Graves, b. 9 May 1886, m. Mary Lena Cissell, 18 Nov. 1911, d. 11 Sept. 1969.

+43.   Bertha Agnes Graves, b. 21 Feb. 1888, m. James Floyd Lanham, 9 Jan. 1907, d. 12 Dec. 1974.

    44.   Robert Kendrick ("Kent") Graves, b. 18 July 1889, m. Etta Crouch, d. 1 Feb. 1970.  Etta is also shown as the wife of his nephew Robert Kendrick Lanham, #88, and it is not presently known which is correct.[3]

    45.   Lillie Frances Graves, probably died young (not in the 1900 census).

    46.   Charles Edward Graves, b. 22 Oct. 1893, d.c. 1896.

    47.   Mary Leona Graves, b. 21 May 1894, m. Edgar Anderson, d. 21 Feb. 1974.

    48.   Joseph Alfred Graves, b. 21 Nov. 1896, m. Viola Graves (is her maiden name really Graves?).

    49.   Edgar Celestine Graves, b. 21 Sept. 1898, d. 20 March 1954.

    50.   Aloysius Ray Graves, b. 9 June 1900, d. Sept. 1900.


James Paul Graves (10) was born 12 April 1850 near Bardstown, Nelson Co., KY, or 28 April 1850 in Washington Co., KY[4], and died 3 Nov. 1942 in Linton, Greene Co., IN.  He first married Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Mudd.  Connie Graves Hoyer remembers visiting her grandfather, James, and his wife Lizzie in KY.  She said they lived in an old shack in the woods.  She also recalls his suitcase of what were probably medicines that he peddled.  Anita Hoyer has a copy of an ad (undated) which lists James Graves, Springfield, KY, as an agent for Morgan's Hygienic Vegetable Oil Soap.

James married second Minerva A. Ballard on 15 Nov. 1870 near Bardstown, KY.  She was born 24 March 1852, and died of dropsy.  They moved to Osage Mission (later known as St. Paul), KS in 1881, and lived there for a few years.  They then settled in Daviess Co., IN, and then moved to Greene Co., IN in 1904, where James mined coal.  Minerva and James divorced some time around 1904.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves, by Minerva A. Ballard

    51.   William ("Willie") Whites Graves, b. 26 Oct. 1871 (Loretto, KY), m(1) Emma C. Hopkins, m(2) Susie Jane Gibbons, d. 22 July 1952 (St. Paul, KS).  Bur. St. Francis Cem., St. Paul, KS.

    52.   Addie L. Graves, b. 12 July 1873, m. George Haag, d. July 1960 (Linton, IN).

    53.   Robert C. Graves, b. 2 (or 12) June 1875 (KY), d. 4 March 1879 (KY).

    54.   Alice T. Graves, b. 11 April 1877 (KY), m. George Fitzpatrick, d. 13 Jan. 1953 (Linton, Greene Co., IN).

    55.   Thomas Arthur Graves (called Arthur), b. 19 June 1878 (St. Paul, KS), m. Rose Hubbard, d. 13 May 1964 (Linton, IN).

    56.   Ida M. (or Mary Ida) Graves, b. 18 April (or 26 March) 1881 (St. Paul, KS), d. Feb. 1935 (Kenosha, WI).

+57.   Charles Richard Graves, b. 5 March 1886, m. Edna Sarah Rader, 25 Sept. 1924, d. 2 April 1949.

+58.   James Edward Graves, b. 26 Feb. 1888, m. Genevieve Stebbins, 21 Oct. 1916, d. 24 April 1982.

    59.   George Madison Graves, b. 7 March 1890 (St. Paul, KS), d. 4 Jan. 1891 (St. Paul, KS).  Bur. St. Francis Cem., St. Paul, KS.

+60.   Joseph Paul Graves, b. 23 April 1894, m. Valeria Brachman, d. 16 Jan. 1970.

+61.   Lillian M. Graves, b. 9 June 1897, m. R. L. Street, d. 1973.






George Oscar Graves (16), called Oscar, was born 26 May 1867 in Springfield, Washington Co., KY, and died 7 Jan. 1947 in Marion Co., KY.  He married Cynthia Ann Burba.  He was buried in St. Rose Cem., Springfield, KY.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    62.   James Fee Graves, b. 26 April 1891, d. 1961.

    63.   Nancy Effie Graves, b. 31 Oct. 1893, d. 5 Oct. 1918.

    64.   Richard Carl Graves, b. 25 April 1896, d. 23 Jan. 1971.

    65.   Mary Ester Graves, b. 16 July 1898, d. 12 Feb. 1920.

    66.   William Beckham Graves, b. 11 Nov. 1900, d. 1989.

    67.   Joseph Ivo Graves, b. 11 May 1903, d. 1986.

    68.   Joseph Spencer Graves, b. 15 June 1906.

    69.   George Oscar Graves, Jr., b. 17 Feb. 1912, m. Minta Jane Mattingly.

    70.   Louis Bertrand Graves, b. 1 May 1916, m. Mary Mayola Buckler, 14 June 1943.



Joseph Lawrence Graves (34) was born 15 June 1902 and died in 1991.  He married Mary Lucy Nally on 29 Oct. 1929 in Holy Trinity Church, Fredericktown, KY.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    71.   Annie Victoria Graves, b. 7 Sept. 1930, m. A. J. Hardin.

    72.   John Arnold Graves, b. 14 April 1931, m. Ruby Nally, d. 15 April 1977.

    73.   Mary Louise Graves, b. 13 Oct. 1935, m. Bill Maupin.

    74.   Dorothy Mae Graves, b. 14 July 1938, m. Bill Riney.

    75.   Thelma Marie Graves, b. 24 March 1941, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Thompson.

    76.   Catherine Rose Graves, b. 10 Nov. 1943, m. John T. Hutchins.

    77.   Mary Jeanette Graves, b. 7 April 1946, m. Thomas Hidgon.

    78.   Mary Alice Graves, b. 4 Dec. 1948, m. Charles Hutchins.

    79.   George Graves, b. 7 July 1951, m. Glenna Jean Hamilton.

    80.   Theresa Ann Graves, b. 21 May 1954, m. Vaughn Ray Harbin.



Clarence Paul Graves (42) was born 9 May 1886 and died 11 Sept. 1969.  He married Mary Lena Cissell on 18 Nov. 1911.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    81.   Edward Leroy Graves, b. 4 April 1912, m. Nellie Catherine Parrott, 18 Nov. 19‑‑, d. 12 Dec. 1978.

    82.   Marvin Eugene Graves, b. 27 May 1914.

    83.   Mary Vivian Graves

    84.   Violet Elizabeth Graves, b. 23 Sept. 1920, m. James Ambrose ("Ham") Hamilton.


Bertha Agnes Graves (43) was born 21 Feb. 1888 and died 12 Dec. 1974.  She married James Floyd Lanham on 9 Jan. 1907 in St. Dominic Church, Springfield, KY.  He was born 25 Nov. 1879 and died 7 July 1951.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Lanham

+85.   Annie Marie Lanham, b. 26 May 1908, m(1) Thomas Dominic Clarkson, m(2) Samuel Thomas Smith, d. 8 Dec. 1987.

+86.   Joseph Scott Lanham, b. 3 Dec. 1910, m. Mary Houston Rudd, d. 21 Sept. 1971.

    87.   James Rudd (or Roland) Lanham, b. 10 March 1912.

    88.   Robert Kendrick Lanham, b. 19 Sept. 1915, m. Etta Crouch, d. 19 May 1917.

+89.   Aloysius Darrell Lanham, b. 21 Dec. 1917, m. Anne Marie Conely.

+90.   Eunice Agnes Lanham, m. John Gregory (or George) Seibert.

+91.   Rita Isabelle Lanham, b. 6 Jan. 1930, m. Wallace Keith Redman (or Redmon), d. 1987.



Charles Richard Graves (57) was born 5 March 1886 in St. Paul, KS, was baptized 6 April 1949 in St. Francis Church, St. Paul, KS, and died 2 April 1949 in Linton, IN.  He married Edna Sarah Rader on 25 Sept. 1924 in Greene Co., IN.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+92.   Lillian Mary Graves, b. 9 July 1925, m. Joseph F. (or T.) Wathen, 24 Nov. 1949.

+93.   James Norbert Graves, b. 1 Sept. 1930, m. Barbara L. Fuller, 22 Feb. 1952.


James Edward Graves (58) was born 26 Feb. 1888 and was baptized 30 April 1888 in St. Francis Church, both in Osage Mission (now St. Paul), KS.  He died 24 April 1982 in Tampa, FL, of pneumonia bilaterally due to aspiration, and was buried in Memorial Park Cem., Dayton, OH.  He married Genevieve Stebbins, daughter of Charles Stebbins and Frances Lilly, on 21 Oct. 1916 in Columbus, OH.  She graduated from Grant Hospital Nursing School, Columbus, OH, and was a nurse.  Her relion was Christian Science.  She died of Miocarditis, and was buried in Memorial Park Cem., Dayton, OH.

James attended Ohio State University for the winter quarter in 1913-14.  He was a manufacturing pharmacist.

Granddaughter Anita Hoyer recalled a conversation in the early 1980's with her grandfather.  "Sitting on the front porch of his home in Florida, Grampie told us many stories about the family.  He left home around the age of 14 because he hated Catholicism (his words).  He worked his way east, earning money by playing the clarinet with various bands."

Both their children were born in Columbus, OH.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    94.   Constance Graves, b. 3 Jan. 1923, m. William Charles Hoyer, 4 Feb. 1944 (Norfolk, VA).

    95.   Richard Stebbins Graves, b. 6 Sept. 1918, m. Doris Jean Brown, 1 Aug. 1942 (Dayton, OH), d. 3 Nov. 1988 (Dayton, OH).  He was a urologist.


Joseph Paul Graves (60) was born 23 April 1894 in St. Paul, KS, and died 16 Jan. 1970 at St. Joseph's Retirement Home, Kenosha, WI, funeral arranged by Hanson Funeral Home.  He married Valeria Brachman.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    96.   Margaret Graves


Lillian M. Graves (61) was born 9 June 1897 in St. Paul, KS, and died in 1973 in Xenia, IL.  She married R. L. Street.  (R‑2)

Children - Street

    97.   Veronica Street


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[1] As support for Joseph's date of birth, R‑2 gives the following.  The 1850 census lists him as age 60 (born about 1790).  St. Rose church burial records show he was buried 4 Sept. 1857 at age 70 (born about 1787).  In a family photo album, Louis Graves, Jr. lists Joseph's birth date as 1785.

[2] According to R-2, Louise Donnelly in a letter says, "Mrs. Graves was buried from St. Rose's on 12/26/1892 age 95 (Matilda?)", giving a date of birth of about 1797.  Louise Seibert has her date of birth listed on family group sheet as about 1804.

[3] R-2 gives Etta Crouch as wife of Robert Kendrick Lanham, and R-3 gives her as wife of Robert Kendrick Graves.

[4] The 12 April date and place of birth was given by R-1, and the 28 April date and place was given by R-2.