Rev. 2 April 2008, Gen. 69
DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM B. GRAVES AND ELIZABETH ------
OF NC AND IN
William B. Graves (1) was born in NC (according to daughter Nancy’s 1880 census information), and died about 1840, but definitely before Jan. 1847. William married Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑. They may have both been born in Elizabeth Co., NC. Their children were born in NC. Elizabeth apparently died after the 1860 census of Monroe Co., IN, since no further record can be found for her. Elizabeth married second Stephen Riddle on 31 May 1849 in Monroe Co., IN. He was born about 1775 in Guilford Co., NC, married first Mary Ouiette, went to Greene Co., IN in 1818, and settled on Big Spring. He and his first wife had twelve children. Stephen Riddle left a will, which mentions William C., Elijah, and Nancy Graves as his stepchildren (book 3, pages 41-42, box 50, Monroe Co., IN, Oct. 1853); none of his Riddle children was listed. The 1850 census of Greene Co., IN shows Francis M., Elijah T., and Nancy J. Graves living in the Riddle home. The probate papers of Stephen Riddle also give Isaac C. Graves as working on the Riddle farm.
It is possible that William B. Graves was a son of the Peter Graves of Surry Co., NC (gen. 11) who was born about 1750-55. This would make him a brother of Peter Graves, Jr., born about 1785, who married Sarah Carmichael. This is based mainly on the similarity of names and the fact that the families lived in the same area. It seems possible that William was descended from Francis Graves of Gloucester Co. & Essex Co., VA (genealogy 220). He was probably closely related to William Graves ( in that genealogy, born by 1724) of Pigg River, Pittsylvania Co., VA, who married Dorothy (probably Smith). (R‑1, R‑3, R‑11, R‑14)
Children - Graves
+2. William Cilivan Graves, b. 14 May 1818, m. Lucinda Carter, 10 Nov. 1840, d. 14 July 1884.
+3. Francis Marion Graves, b. 1 May 1826, m(1) Melissa (Graves) Brassfield, 5. Dec. 1849, m(2) Fanny R. Cochran, 7 Jan. 1874, m(3) Florence Denton, 30 May 1892, d. 17 June 1899.
+4. Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1830, m. Elias East, 20 Oct. 1848, d. after 1875.
+5. Isaac Coplin Graves, b. 23 May 1831, m. Mary A. Walker, 25 Oct. 1856, d. 9 April 1910.
+6. Alex Walker Graves, b. 1833, m. Stacy Ann Stone, d. before 1867.
7. Elijah Thompson Graves, b. 6 Oct. 1838 (NC). He was "farmed out" by his mother in Jan. 1847 in Monroe Co., IN, although he was listed with her in the 1850 census for Center Twp., Greene Co., IN. An agreement dated 7 Jan. 1847 is recorded in book J, Monroe Co., IN, stating that Elijah would stay with John Law (or Lowe) and work with him until he was 21.
+8. Nancy Jane Graves, b. 17 July 1840, m. Alexander M. Tilley, 20 Sept. 1855, d. 29 March 1911.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM B. GRAVES (1) AND ELIZABETH ‑‑‑‑‑‑
William Cilivan Graves (2) was born 14 May 1818 in NC (although the death certificate of Harrison L. Graves says Tennessee), and died 14 July 1884. (Could William's middle name be Sullivan? That would explain why the middle initial was previously thought to be S.) According to the 1880 census, both his parents were also born in NC. He was killed in a sawmill boiler explosion on 14 July 1884, at the Carter saw mill, 5 miles west of Harrodsburg, IN . He was buried in Carmichael Cem., section 24, Center Twp., Greene Co., IN. He was a farmer. He married Lucinda (or Loucinda) Carter on 10 Nov. 1840 in Greene Co., IN (Marriage book C, p. 94). She was born 14 Aug. 1820 in Greene Co., IN (although the death certificate of Harrison L. Graves says Missouri), died 26 Feb. 1905 in Greene Co., IN, and was buried in Leach Cem., Freedom, Owen Co., IN. Both these birth dates as well as those of most of the following children are from the U.S. census records. The 1880 census indicates that Lucinda's parents were both born in West Virginia. Lucinda (or Loucinda, according to R‑8) Carter was a daughter of William ("Billy") Carter. and Loucinda Edwards. William and Loucinda were married 14 Nov. 1804 in Patrick Co., VA. The first three Carter children (Naoma, Thomas, and Mary ("Polly")) were born in Patrick Co., VA. The family then moved to Indiana and settled for about three years in New Albany Twp., Floyd Co., IN. They then moved to Greene Co., IN, where they stayed and died. Loucinda's son, Harrison Graves, was named for her youngest brother, Harrison Carter (b. 12 Jan. 1829, m. Mary Holmes, 1847, Lawrence Co., IN, d. 20 Sept. 1869, bur. Linn Co., KS). Their children were born in Indian Creek Twp., Monroe Co., IN. Some of the information provided below is from the Charles O. Carter History Book at Monroe Co., IN, Library, Chapter 6, “Lucinda”.
William C. and Lucinda Graves were in the 1850 Indiana census, Indian Creek Twp., Monroe Co., IN. In this same census, a Peter and Sarah Graves, both born in North Carolina, lived nearby. According to p. 156ff of Graves Family History by Aubrey Graves, a Peter Graves, Jr., born about 1785, married Sarah Carmichael in Surry Co., N.C. in 1809. Both the Carmichaels and the family of Peter Graves, Jr. migrated to Indiana about 1825-1830, and probably settled in Greene Co., IN. Descendants of Peter Graves, Jr. lived in Lawrence Co., IN. According to the 1850 U.S. census, Peter and Sarah were both 66, making them born about 1784, the same as Peter, Jr. William C. and Lucinda Graves were also in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 U.S. censuses for Indian Creek Twp., Monroe Co., IN.
Mr. Ackerman notes that since there were two small tombstones beside the grave of William C. Graves, he believes two children died young, Lydia and Laura, and that Laura was not the same child as Lucinda Ellen. Birth information listed below was copied on 13 Feb. 1977 from a family Bible written by Annie (Sharr) Graves (provided by R‑1). At this time, “Erzie” Graves, Annie’s son, was said to have possession of the Bible. (R‑1, R‑2, R‑3, R‑13, R‑15)
Children - Graves
+9. John Ranson Graves, b. 18 Sept. 1841, m. Elizabeth Fossett, 23 Oct. 1864.
+10. Cynthia Ann Graves, b. 14 June 1843, m. Simpson Chambers, 10 May 1866.
11. Joel T. (or James) Graves, b. 18 Dec. 1844 (IN).
+12. Naomi Y. Graves, b. 24 Sept. 1846, m. Calvin T. Bray (or Brag), 20 Aug. 1864, d. 13 April 1907.
13. Lydia J. Graves, b. 19 Sept. 1848 (Indian Creek, IN), d. 12 Jan. 1857. Bur. Carter Cem., section 17 (Indian Creek, IN).
+14. Harrison Lemuel Graves, b. 19 Jan. 1850, m(1) Mary Amanda Storm, 21 June 1870, m(2) Alice J. Woodruff, 11 March 1911, d. 6 Jan. 1929.
+15. Nancy Elizabeth Graves, b. 27 Nov. 1851, m. George A. Hainey, 21 June 1870, d. 10 Jan. 1913.
+16. Lucinda Ellen (or Laura) Graves, b. 17 Nov. 1853, m. John F. Graves, 2 Oct. 1883.
+17. William Marion Graves, b. 31 May 1857, m. Annie Myre Sharr, 15 March 1882, d. 5 March 1907.
Francis Marion Graves (3) was born 1 May 1826 in NC (Surry Co., according to R‑11), died 17 June 1899 in Washington, Daviess Co., IN, and was originally buried in Old City Cem. His remains were later exhumed and moved to Oak Grove?? He first married Melissa (Graves) Brassfield on 5 Dec. 1850 (or 5 Dec. 1849 per R‑11) in Monroe Co., IN. She first married James Henderson Brassfield, son of Jesse Brassfield and Mary Reaves, on 9 Dec. 1841 in Monroe Co., IN; her name was entered as “Malipha” Graves on the marriage record. She was born 2 March 1825 in OH, and died 7 Jan. 1874 in Washington, IN. The children of Melissa by her first marriage were: (1) James Houston Brassfield, b. 4 Oct. 1842, d. 1896 (Mt. Carmel, Wabash Co., IL), (2) William Riley Brassfield, b. 5 June 1846, d. 28 July 1920, (3) Perry Henderson Brassfield, b.c. 1847 (IL or IN), listed in a home for the retarded in the 1880 census. Perry died in Sept. 1885, age 43. Probate records (provided by R‑1) from Monroe Co., IN, 1818-1872, list Jonathan Brassfield: Administrator, Minor heirs: William Riley Brassfield and Perry Henderson Brassfield, and Guardian: William C. Graves to the estate of James H. Brassfield, Boxes 5-6, on inventory filed 17 Feb. 1865. R‑11 also indicates a fourth son named Aaron, but he was not listed in the 1860 or 1870 censuses. A photo in her possession identifies him as a half brother of Nancy Ann Graves. Some of this information was copied from the Graves family bible which originally belonged to Francis Marion Graves and was revised in Feb. 2001 by R‑11.
Francis married second Fanny R. Cochran on 7 Jan. 1874 as recorded in the Index of Marriages, Daviess Co., IN, bk. 3, p. 528. She was born 1 May 1826, and died 6 May 1879 in Graysville, IL. He married third Florence Denton on 30 May 1892.
In the 1850 Greene Co., IN census, there were listings for two people named Francis M. Graves, both age 24, born in NC, one in Highland Twp. and one in Center Twp. These are probably the same person. The Highland Twp. listing showed him living in the home of Elias and Elizabeth (Graves) East (his brother-in-law and sister). Francis and family were shown in the 1860 census for Harrodsburg, Indian Creek Twp., Monroe Co., IN, and in the 1870 census for Washington, Washington Twp., Daviess Co., IN. Francis has not been found in the 1880 census. Francis and Melissa’s children were born in Indiana. (R‑1, R‑11)
Children - Graves, by Melissa Graves
18. Orpha Elizabeth? Graves, b. 3 Nov. 1850 (Monroe Co., IN), d. 1 Aug. 1872 (Washington, IN). A ten-year-old Elizabeth was listed on the 1860 census; and a 17-year-old Orpha was listed on the 1870 census.
19. Isaac S. Graves, b. 15 Nov. 1851 (Monroe Co., IN), d. 31 Aug. 1853 (Monroe Co., IN).
20. Nancy Ann Graves, b. 5 July 1854, m(1) William H. Cochran, 9 Nov. 1872, m(2) George Wall, d. 28 Jan. 1935 (Bicknell, Knox Co., IN). William H. Cochran d. 9 Feb. 1888, age 51.
+21. Levi Silivan Graves, b. 20 Feb. 1858, m. Eliza Ann Cochran, 9 Nov. 1878, d. 9 Feb. 1931.
+22. Lucinda Emily Graves, b. 27 May 1861, m. Isaac Jackman Wheeler, 15 March 1877, d. 1 Jan. 1935.
+23. Mary A. Graves, b. 7 July 1862, m(1) John Reister, 4 Sept. 1883, m(2) John W. Taylor, 25 Aug. 1892, d. 18 Dec. 1936.
24. Joseph F. Graves, b. 30 Aug. 1867 (Washington, IN), d. 14 Feb. 1870 (Washington, IN).
Elizabeth Graves (4) was born about 1830 in Indiana, and died after 1875. She married Elias East on 20 Oct. 1848 in Monroe Co., IN. He was born about 1826 in NC, according to the 1850, 1860 and 1880 censuses for Greene Co., IN. Elizabeth may not be a child of William B. and Elizabeth Graves, but part of the Lawrence Co., IN line of Peter Graves. In the probate papers of William Graves (son of Peter) is a bill of sale for family possessions bought by Elias and Elizabeth East. Living with the family in Highland Twp., IN on the 1850 census were her brother Francis M. Graves, 24, born in Indiana, and his future wife, widow Malissa Brassfield and her three sons. (R‑1)
Children - East
25. Joseph B. East, b.c. 1849 (IN).
26. Mary Ann East, b.c. 1850.
27. Elitha East, b.c. 1852.
28. James East, b.c. 1853.
29. Thomas P. East, b.c. 1855.
30. Benjamin F. East, b.c. 1859.
31. Tabitha East, b.c. 1860.
32. Mickey East [female], b.c. 1863.
33. Henry East, b.c. 1869.
34. Justin East [female], b.c. 1875.
Isaac Coplin (per R‑14) Graves (5) was born 23 May 1831 in NC, and died 9 April 1910 in Monroe Co., IN of TB. His death record shows his father as William B. Graves, born in NC, and his mother as unknown. He married Mary Ann Walker, daughter of Thomas Walker and Cynthia Stewart Evans, on 25 Oct. 1856 in Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN. She was born 19 Dec. 1834 in Indiana, and died 28 July 1914 near Harrodsburg, Monroe Co., IN at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William (Nancy) Taylor. Both Isaac and Mary were buried in Clover Hill Cem., Harrodsburg, IN. Isaac C. Graves had a claim against his father's estate (in box 50). Also, the Eli Graves listed as nephew of William C. Graves in the 1880 census is probably Elijah Evan listed below. Isaac's tombstone indicates that he served in the 97th, Co. C Indiana Vol. in the Civil War. On his Declaration for Pension he lists his place of birth as Sarah [sic] (Surry) County, NC; his Certificate of Disability for Discharge, dated 2 Oct. 1863, states his place of birth as Serry [sic] Co., North Carolina; his grounds for discharge: “Phthisis Pulmonalis” (TB). On a questionnaire submitted to the Bureau of Pensions dated April 25th, 1898, he lists the names and birthdates of his living children and his marriage date to Mary; the only discrepancies are the day of Simon’s birth, 5 Dec. was given, and the day of his marriage, 19 Oct. was the date he provided In his obituary his place of birth was listed as Elizabeth Co., NC. The family was recorded on the 1860 census in Washington, Morgan Co., IN living with the Charles Roberts family; in 1870, 1880 and 1900, they were in Clear Creek, Monroe Co., IN. Their children were born in Monroe Co., IN. (R‑1, R‑14)
Children - Graves
+35. Martha Alice Graves, b. 22 July 1857, m. John Patrick Brogan, 1 Jan. 1880, d. 29 Aug. 1934.
36. Richard Graves, b.c. 1859, d. bef. 1870. Not on 1870 census.
37. Francis M. (“Frank”) Graves, b. 8 Aug. 1859 (IN), m. Sarelda J. Allen, 16 Aug. 1895, d. 23 May 1936. Bur. Clover Hill Cem. Sarelda was b. 23 Sept. 1860, d. 20 May 1925, and was bur. in Crown Hill Cem. She first m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Smith with whom she had three children.
+38. Armitta Catherine Graves, b. 23 Jan. 1862, m. James O. Hodges, 2 June 1883, d. 12 Feb. 1931.
+39. Elijah Evan Graves, b. 28 Dec. 1864, m. Catherine Anderson, 24 March 1889, d. 25 Nov. 1945.
+40. Nancy Melissa Graves, b. 5 April 1866, m. John William Taylor, 3 April 1888, d. 18 Dec. 1953.
+41. Simon Alexander Graves, b. 5 (or 16) Dec. 1868, m. Marguaretta B. Hitchcock, 5 June 1895, d. 24 March 1914.
+42. Mary Ellen Graves, b. 15 March 1871, m(1) Stephen Sherlock, 30 Oct. 1894, m(2) William S. Armstrong, 3 Aug. 1907, d. 9 Dec. 1963.
+43. Benjamin Owen Graves, b. 23 June 1873, m. Lurah Ann Barrett, 30 June 1895, d. 18 July 1961.
+44. Vinnie Viola Graves, b. 25 June 1875, m. Samuel Rariden Stevens, 26 Jan. 1895, d. 19 March 1941.
45. Isaac (“Edward”) Graves, b. 28 Aug. 1877 (or 1878), m. Blanche Niles, 15 Aug. 1907, d. 12 April 1910 (Bedford, Lawrence Co., IN, Book 35, p. 54, #44). Bur. Crown Hill Cem. (Harrodsburg, IN). The 1878 birth year was listed on his death record and the 1900 census. He died from injuries received when he fell from a train as he returned home following his father’s funeral.
Alex Walker (or Walker Alex ?) Graves (6) was born about 1833 in North Carolina, and apparently died before Jan. 1867. He married Stacy Ann Stone, daughter of John Stone and Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Crosswhite, on 26 Aug. 1852 in Monroe Co., IN. John and Elizabeth were married in Stokes Co., NC. Stacy married second James Madison Gordon on 3 Jan. 1867 in Monroe Co., IN. Some people believe that Stacy's mother, Lizzie Stone, was born a Carmichael. The 1850 census for Indian Creek Twp. shows Walker Alex Graves in the home of Richard Carmichael (age 65, b. N.C.) and Mary (Graves) Carmichael (age 60, b. N.C.). The 1860 census for Indian Creek Twp. lists Alex, Stacy, and family, and the 1870 census for Monroe Co. lists James M. Gordon, Stacy, and family. James and Stacy’s daughter Levyetta (“Etta”) married second Joseph L. Graham and was also buried in Oak Hill Cem.
An item in a 1906 Orleans, IN newspaper mentions Alex and Stacy's daughter, Serilda, and indicates that Alex was a brother of Nancy: "Mrs. John A. Meredith visited her aunt, Mrs. Nancy Tilley, for a week in Orleans, Ind."
Stacy was born about 1837 in Indiana, died 29 July 1916, and was buried in New Oak Hill Methodist Church Cem., Riley, Vigo Co., IN next to her daughter Serilda.
Alex and Stacy’s children were born in Indiana. (R‑1)
Children - Graves
+46. Serilda Belle Graves, b. 2 Aug. 1853, m. John A. Meredith, 27 Feb. 1873, d. 28 May 1926.
47. Biansha (or Biantha) Graves, b.c. 1854.
+48. William Ceazer Graves, b. 1856, m. Eliza Bunch, 16 May 1872.
49. Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Graves, b.c. 1858.
50. Peter Graves, b.c. 1860.
+51. Alexander Graves, b.c. 1863, m(1) Hattie Ferguson, 22 Jan. 1891, m(2) Tena M. Mikesell, 8 April 1901, m(3) Anna Vincent, 12 Aug. 1904, d. 4 July 1911.
Nancy J. (Jane?) Graves (8) was born 17 July 1840 in NC, died 29 March 1911 in Orleans, Orange Co., IN, and was buried in I.O.O.F. Cem., Orleans. She married Alexander M. Tilley, son of David B. Tilley and Ruthe Boles from Stokes Co., NC, on 20 Sept. 1855 in Bloomfield, Greene Co., IN. He was born 1835 in Indian Creek Twp., Monroe Co., IN, and died 28 Feb. 1863. He fought in the Civil War in Company F, 43rd Regt., Volunteers of Indiana (formed in Lawrence Co.), serving from 1861 to 1863. He died 10 (or 18?) days after being discharged, due to an 11 month illness of measles and related complications.
In the 1850 census for Center Twp., Greene Co., IN, Nancy was shown in the household of Stephen Riddle and Elizabeth. Nancy was shown in the 1860 census in Washington Twp., Morgan Co., IN, living next door to Isaac C. Graves. She is listed in the 1880 census for Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN, with her two daughters. She applied for widow's pension in 1863, while living in Harrodsburg, Monroe Co., IN. She sold land in 1866 in Indian Creek Twp., Monroe Co., IN (section 11), and exchanged land in 1870-71 in the Harrodsburg area. She sold her property in Harrodsburg and moved to Orleans, IN in April 1901. Nancy left a will, dated 1908, which only mentioned her daughter Jennie Salyards, indicating Lizzie died before 1908. Lizzie's two children lived with their grandmother, Nancy, after their mother died. They moved from Cleveland, Ohio to their grandmother's home in Orleans, IN in 1901. One of the granddaughters, Clide Evelyn Newkirk, took care of Nancy from the time her health deteriorated in 1908 until her death in 1911. (R‑1, R‑3)
Children - Tilley
+52. Sarah Elizabeth Tilley, b. 23 Nov. 1859, m. John V. Newkirk, 13 March 1883, d. 23 May 1923.
+53. Maria Jane Tilley, b. 17 July 1862, m. Charles R. Salyards, 11 Sept. 1895, d. 9 Nov. 1931.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM C. GRAVES (2) AND LUCINDA CARTER
John Ranson Graves (9) was born 18 Sept. 1841 in Indian Creek, Monroe Co., IN, and died in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN. He married Elizabeth Fossett (or Fessett), daughter of Pleasant Fossett and Mary Ann Crum, on 23 Oct. 1864 in Monroe Co., IN. She was born 1 Nov. 1847 in Monroe Co., IN, died 6 Feb. 1930 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX, and was buried in Fort Worth, TX. The following child is shown in the 1870 census for Indian Creek Twp., Monroe Co., IN. Also living with them was 14-year old farm laborer, Ceazer Graves. According to R‑1, Ceazer is most probably William Ceazer Graves (#48), the son of Alex Walker and Stacy Graves.
John and Elizabeth divorced according to records in Monroe Co., IN. (R‑1, R‑2, R‑11)
Children - Graves
+54. Rudolphus Parker Graves, b. 14 Oct. 1864, m. Cornelia Ellen Freeman, 15 Oct. 1884, d. 8 Aug. 1936.
Cynthia Ann Graves (10) was born 14 June 1843 in Indiana, and died after 1900. She married Simpson Chambers, son of Ozias Chambers and Mary Woodward, on 10 May 1866 in Monroe Co., IN, recorded in Book 4, p. 446. He was born in Oct. 1841 in Indiana, and died 26 June 1910, as recorded in Index of Deaths, Lawrence Co., IN, bk. 33, pg. 49, no. 80. He first married Mary Ann Pedigo in 1863. Cynthia and Simpson were recorded on the 1880 and 1900 censuses in Perry Twp., Lawrence Co., IN. Cynthia was recorded on the 1920 census in Delaware Co., Muncie, IN, living in the home of her daughter, Cora Whitney. (R‑1)
Children - Chambers
55. Ollena (or Orlena) Chambers, b.12 April 1869, m(1) William Judah, 1 Nov. 1891, m(2) Hannigan Brassfield, 6 May 1900, d. 30 May 1902. Both marriages in Springville, Lawrence Co., IN. No children. Hannigan was b. 30 Nov. 1855, d. 28 Nov. 1917, son of Andrew Brassfield and Mary Parham. Ollena and Hannigan bur. Linthicum Chapel Cem., Monroe Co., IN.
56. Cora B. Chambers, b. Dec. 1871, m. Leonidas Whitney, 16 Oct. 1900 (Springville, IN), d. after May 1934. Listed in sister Edith’s obituary. No children.
+57. Edith Chambers, b. 1874, m. James M. Barger, 15 April 1893, d. 1934.
58. Florice (or Fordice) Chambers [male], b.c. 1876, d. bef. 1900. Reportedly drowned as a teenager. Listed as Forrest on Lawrence Co., IN teacher’s register for 1882-83.
+59. Don Carlos Chambers, b. 27 Oct. 1882, m. Jessie Lee May, 28 Oct. 1901, d. 13 Feb. 1965.
Naomi Y. Graves (12) was born 24 Sept. 1846 in Monroe Co., IN, died 13 April 1907 in Knox Co., IN, and was buried in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN. She married Calvin T. Brag on 20 Aug. 1864 in Monroe Co., IN (Book 4, p. 293). She was recorded on the 1880 census for Indian Creek Twp., Monroe Co., IN in the household of her parents as Naomy Bray, with one daughter Leien Emma Bray. This Leien Emma was probably the Luemma G. Graves shown in the 1870 census in the same household. It would appear that Naomi's husband died before 1870, possibly in the Civil War. (R‑1, R‑16)
Children - Brag
+60. Louemma Irene Brag, b. 18 Sept. 1866, m. Daniel A. Smith, 8 Nov. 1883, d. 1 Dec. 1914.
Harrison Lemuel ("Cad"?) Graves (14) was born 19 Jan. 1850 in Indian Creek Township, Monroe Co., IN, died in Brazil, Clay Co., IN on 6 Jan. 1929, and was buried 9 Jan. 1929 in Cottage Hill Cem., Brazil, IN. He first married Mary Amanda Storm on 21 June 1870 (or 1 Feb. 1877 according to R‑17). She was born in Nov. 1851 in Indiana, and died 29 April 1909 in Brazil, IN. They were recorded on the 1900 census living in Brazil, Clay Co., IN (ED 3, p. 17); on the 1910 census he was recorded in Brazil, IN as a 60-year old widower. Children Lee, Frank, and Julia and her husband Edward Diskin lived with him. He married second Alice J. Woodruff on 11 March 1911 in Clay Co., IN. She was born on 28 Aug. 1860. They were recorded on the 1920 census in Brazil, IN. (R‑1, R‑10, R‑15, R‑17)
Children - Graves, by Mary A. Storm
+61. Ethel T. Graves, b. April 1878, m. Walter S. Strong, 18 June 1901.
+62. Lillian Myrtle Graves, b. 31 Jan. 1881, m. Roscoe Conkling Leavitt, 11 March 1901, d. 17 March 1950.
+63. Lucinda Graves, b. 13 Sept. 1882, m. William Harry Wheeler, 24 Dec. 1908.
+64. Julia Graves, b. 2 Jan. 1888, m. Edward Diskin, 29 Oct. 1903, d. 10 Jan. 1963.
+65. Lee Byron Graves, b. 11 Dec. 1889, m. Ora Lumetta Norton, 24 April 1912, d. 1960.
66. Frank Albert Graves, b. 12 Sept. (or 10 Oct.) 1892, m. Delores (Eshelman) Leuck, 4 Feb. 1967, d. March (or April) 1972. She was b. 15 May 1909, and d. 9 Dec. 1989 (SSDI). They married 36 years after they first met.
Nancy Elizabeth Graves (15) was born on 27 Nov. 1851 in Monroe Co., IN, died 10 Jan. 1913 in Clear Creek Twp., Monroe Co., IN (Book H-20, p. 263), and was buried in Clover Hill Cem., near Harrodsburg, Monroe Co., IN. She married George A. Hainey, son of William Hainey and Martha Edwards, on 21 (or 18) June 1870 in Monroe Co., IN (Book 5, p. 217). He was born 15 May 1844 in Pulaski Co., KY, died 15 Jan. 1908 in Monroe Co., IN, and was also buried in Clover Hill Cem. According to his obituary, he was a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Methodist church. This family was listed on the 1900 census in Monroe Co., IN; Jasper, Edna and Lottie’s place of birth was listed as KS. (R‑1, R‑2, R‑8)
Children - Hainey
+67. Lenora Anna (or Ann) Hainey, b. 27 Dec. 1872, m. Elden Aaron Frantz, 1 Nov. 1892, d. 20 Jan. 1917.
68. Gertrude Hainey, b. 8 Oct. 1874, m. Giles Sexton, d. 28 Nov. 1908. No children. Died of T. B. Bur. Harrodsburg Cem.
+69. Lucinda Irene Hainey, b. 11 March 1878, m. Moses Burris, 24 Dec. 1895, d. 1957.
+70. William Jasper Hainey, b. 24 Nov. 1879, m. Cora C. Grubb, d. 13 Sept. 1962 (or 1966).
71. Edna Rae (or Roe) Hainey, b. 6 Aug. 1882 (Monroe Co., IN, Bk. 13, p. 177), m. Joseph Shields, d. 1953. He was b. 29 Aug. 1881, son of James Shields and Mary Holtenberg. No children.
+72. Carlotta Florence Hainey, b. 27 May 1885, m. Everett Robinson, d. 15 Oct. 1959.
+73. Grace Lorne Hainey, b. 3 April 1887, m. George Robert Shirley, 1 Jan. 1913, d. 2 Sept. 1952.
74. Joel Joseph (or Abner per R‑2) Hainey (called Joseph), b. Monroe Co., IN (Bk. 9, p. 231), m. Eunice (or Emma per R‑2) Meadows. No children. R‑8 said this was Joel Thomas Hainey, called Joab.
+75. Lenna Blanche Hainey, b. 14 Nov. 1891, m. Robert Lee Stephens, d. 27 Nov. 1967.
Lucinda Ellen (or Laura) Graves (16) was born about 1854 in Indiana, died 7 Sept. 1919, and was buried in the New Ross Cem., Montgomery Co., IN. She was listed as Laura in the 1860 census, and as Ellen in the 1880 census. She married John F. Graves of Montgomery Co., IN, son of Richard Graves and Jane Williams, on 2 Oct. 1883 (Marriage book 7, p. 140). He was descended from John Graves and Margery Harvey (genealogy 77): John1, John2, Richard3, John F.4. He apparently had a previous marriage, since he was listed as a widower in the 1880 census. A note from R‑1 indicates a stepson Emery M. Graves married Nellie Jones on 28 April 1892 in Boone Co., IN (Book C‑10, p. 426). (R‑1)
Children - Graves
+76. Forrest Eagle Graves, b. 3 Sept. 1884, m. Carrie Loser, 29 July 1910.
77. John F. Graves, b. 1887, d. 2 Feb. 1891. Bur. New Ross Cem.
78. Clovis A. Graves, b. 13 July 1889, d. 17 Jan. 1892.
William Marion Graves (17), called Billy, was born 31 May 1857 in Indian Creek, Monroe Co., IN, died 5 March 1907, and was buried in Leach Cem., Freedom, Owen Co., IN. He was listed as William in the 1860 census, and as Marion in the 1880 census. The 1880 census shows he was still living in his father’s home in Monroe Co., IN. He married Annie Myre Sharr, daughter of John Sharr and Mary Carmichael, on 15 March 1882 in Cincinnati, Greene Co., IN (Marriage book L, p. 272). She was born 5 April 1862, in Green Co., IN, died 6 March 1949, and was buried in Leach Cem., Freedom, IN. She married second J. H. Murphy on 8 Dec. 1924. He was born 23 Aug. 1859 and died 20 Oct. 1939. Birth dates for the children below are as listed in the family Bible written by Annie M. (Sharr) Graves. According to information written on p. 132 in this family Bible, Alta Mull, granddaughter of Annie M. Graves and daughter of Jessie L. Graves, writes that William was injured in the Carter sawmill explosion that killed his father in 1884.
There had been information provided that suggested William Marion first married Eliza Bunch, however, R‑1 supplied census information which makes it more likely that it was William Ceazer Graves (#48) who married Eliza Bunch. (R‑1, R‑13, R‑15)
Children - Graves, by Annie M. Sharr
+79. Erma Loila Graves, b. 16 Jan. 1883, m. Perry Robert Hockman, 23 Dec. 1908, d. 6 Aug. 1957.
+80. Jessie L. Graves, b. 10 Oct. 1884, m. Wynn Mull, d. 27 Feb. 1960.
+81. Paris L. Graves, b. 14 Nov. 1887, m. Vellah (Anna) Fuller, 2 Dec. 1914, d. 6 (or 16) Oct. 1968.
+82. Carl (or Carlon) Edgar Graves, b. 17 Dec. 1888, m(1) Mina (or Mena) Frye, 15 Dec. 1910, m(2) Bessie Herron, d. 18 June 1974.
+83. Dennis Logan Graves, b. 22 Feb. 1891, m. Orda (or Ordie) Bingham, 4 Dec. 1912, d. 24 May 1950.
+84. John Shirley Graves, b. 7 March 1893, m. Nellie Gentry, d. 29 Jan. 1976.
+85. Erza Leston Graves, b. 13 Jan. 1906, m(1) Flaura Christy, 18 Jan. 1924, m(2) Elsie Gentry, 8 Feb. 1936, d. 11 Nov. 1990.
CHLDREN OF FRANCIS M. GRAVES (3) AND MELISSA GRAVES
Levi Silivan Graves (21) was born 20 Feb. 1858 in Monroe Co., IN, and died 9 (or 8 according to R‑11) Feb. 1931 in Vigo Co., IN (or Linton, Greene Co., IN per R‑11). He married Eliza Ann Cochran on 9 Nov. 1878 in White Co., IL. She was born in Feb. 1860 in Indiana, and died 24 Aug. 1926 in Vigo Co., IN. They were recorded on the 1900 census in Stockton Twp., Greene Co., IN, ED 36, p. 5A. In 1910, they were recorded in Lost Creek Twp., Vigo Co., IN, ED 179, sheet 5A. A 17-year old ‘daughter’ Emma Graves was recorded with the family on the 1920 census in Lost Creek, Vigo Co., IN, ED 172, sheet 10B, but this is probably Fred’s wife Emma (Bailey) Graves. (R‑1, R‑11)
Children - Graves
+86. Charles Graves, b. Sept. 1878 (IL); lived in Terre Haute, IN in 1931 when his father died.
87. Harry A. Graves, b. Feb. 1881; lived in Terre Haute, IN in 1931.
+89. Nora Graves, b. Feb. 1888, m. Joseph Openshaw.
+90. Emma Graves, b. June 1891; m. Everett Phillips, c. 1911, d. after 1931.
+91. Fred Graves, b. 22 (or 25) Oct. 1894, m. Emma Bailey, 24 Nov. 1919, d. April 1976.
92. Leo Graves, b. April 1898, d. bef. 1910 (not on 1910 census).
93. son, b. April 1900 (IN). Listed as unnamed male infant on 1900 census. In the Greene Co., IN birth records, a daughter was born to Levi Graves (no wife’s name listed) on 23 April 1900 (Record CHO-1, 18).
Lucinda Emily Graves (22) was born 27 May 1861 in Monroe Co., IN, died of pneumonia on 1 Jan. 1935 in Linton, Greene Co., IN, and was buried in Fairview Cem. She married Isaac Jackman Wheeler, son of Isaac Jackman Wheeler and Jane Buckner, on 15 March 1877 as recorded in the Index of Marriages, Daviess Co., IN, bk. 4, p. 310. He was born 18 Feb. 1856 in Daviess Co., IN, died 14 May 1931 in Linton, IN, and was buried in Fairview Cem. In the 1900 census (ED 18, p. 16A), Daviess Co., IN, Isaach Wheeler, coal miner, and Lucinda were listed along with seven children: John F., coal mine, Albert F., coal mine, James M., coal mine, Maude, Dora, at school, Robert, and Clarence L. They moved to Linton, IN, in 1904. Lucinda was a member of the Linton Church of Christ. (R‑1, R‑11)
Children - Wheeler
94. Mary J. Wheeler, b. 2 Aug. 1880 (Washington, IN), d. 24 Oct. 1991 (Washington, IN).
95. John Francis Wheeler, b. 21 July 1882 (Washington, IN), d. 20 April 1962 (Linton, IN). Bur. Fairview Cem.
+96. Albert Franklin Wheeler, b. 4 Oct. 1884, m. Maria Madison, 21 June 1906, d. 30 July 1933.
97. James Marion Wheeler, b. 1 Sept. 1886 (Wasngton, IN), d. March 1949. Bur. Fairview Cem., Linton, IN.
98. George Grover Wheeler, b. 10 Sept. 1888 (Washington, IN), d. 25 April 1891 (Washington, IN).
+99. Maude Elsie Wheeler, b. 7 Jan. 1890, m. William Griffith, 17 Nov. 1907, d. 18 Oct. 1968.
+100. Dora Agnes Wheeler, b. 4 March 1893, m(1) Grover C. Tannehill, 4 April 1911, m(2) Charles T. Christley, d. 15 April 1980.
+101. Robert Boyd Wheeler, b. 25 Aug. 1895, m. Georgia May Sloan, 18 March 1919, d. 25 Sept. 1929.
+102. Clarence Leonard Wheeler, b. 4 June 1896, m. Pearl Hudson, 27 April 1918, d. 15 June 1970.
103. Lawrence Wheeler, living in Detroit, MI, in 1935.
104. Daughter, b. 12 Feb. 1901.
Mary A. Graves (23) was born 7 July 1862 in Monroe Co., IN, died 18 Dec. 1936 in Washington, Daviess Co., IN, and was buried in St. John’s Cem., Washington Co., IN. She first married John Reister, son of Stephen Reister and Caroline Ehlen, on 4 Sept. 1883, as recorded in the Index of Marriages, Daviess Co., IN, bk. 6, p. 464. He was born in 1862, and died 16 Feb. 1889 as recorded in in Index of Deaths, Daviess Co., Washington, IN, Ch. 6, p. 10. He was killed in a coal mine accident after being hit with a piece of falling slate. She married second John W. Taylor on 25 Aug. 1892, as recorded in in Index of Marriages, Daviess Co., IN, bk. 7, p. 442. He was born in March 1859 in IN. According to the Daviess Co. History, only three children (John, Edward and Caroline) are mentioned as Reister children. In the 1900 census, Daviess Co., Washington, IN, (ED 18 p. 12B), John W. Taylor, rail road laborer, and Mary are listed along with two children: Fred M. and Marie. Mary A. Taylor was the head of the household in 1910 living in Washington, IN, ED 18, sheet 1A. She was the mother of 9 children with 5 living. Unmarried sons John and Edward Reister, and Taylor childrenFred and Marie lived with her, and daughter Caroline and son-in-law Arthur McCord lived in the next household. (R‑1)
Children - Reister
105. John Philip Reister, b. 23 April 1884, d. 17 Sept. 1943. Bur. St. John’s Catholic Cem., Daviess Co., section B.
+106. Edward M. Reister, b. 1886, m. Della Singleton, d. Aug. 1947.
+107. Caroline Reister, b. 27 Nov. 1887, m. C. Arthur McCord, 12 Feb. 1907, d. Feb. 1941.
108. Fannie Reister
109. Ada Reister
Children - Taylor
110. Fred M. Taylor, b. Feb. 1896 (Washington, IN).
+111. Marie Taylor, b. Nov. 1899, m. Edward Burget.
CHILDREN OF ISAAC C. GRAVES (5) AND MARY A. WALKER
Martha Alice Graves (35), called Alice, was born 22 July 1857 in Monroe Co., IN, died 29 Aug. 1934 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN, and was buried in Rose Hill Cem., Soldiers’ Circle, Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN . She married John Patrick Brogan on 1 Jan. 1880. He died 10 Dec. 1927 in the Marion Soldiers’ Home, Marion, Grant Co., IN, of Brights disease, and was also buried in Rose Hill Cem. He was a Civil War veteran, active in the G.A.R., a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church. He was a stone mason by trade and helped erect the soldier’s monument at Rose Hill Cem. (R‑1)
Children - Brogan
112. Walter Brogan, b. 15 Aug. 1880 (East St. Louis), d. 11 March 1881. Bur. East St. Louis.
113. John Patrick Brogan, Jr., b. 25 March 1883 (Milltown, Crawford Co., IN).
114. Patrick H. Brogan, b. 17 Feb. 1885 (Harrodsburg, Monroe Co., IN), d. 22 Nov. 1891 (Bloomington, IN). Bur. Rose Hill Cem. (old part).
115. Francis Brogan, b. 11 June 1888 (Harrodsburg, IN), d. 7 Nov. 1891 (Bloomington, IN). Bur. Rose Hill Cem. (old part), beside his brother Patrick.
116. Roland William Brogan, b. 13 May 1890 (Harrodsburg, IN), d. Jan. 1970 (Tuscon, Pima Co., AZ).
117. Mary Brogan, b. 22 Oct. 1892 (Bloomington, IN), m. Porter Pace, d. Ft. Wayne, IN. He was b. 21 Nov. 1895 and d. Oct. 1972 in Ft. Wayne, Allen Co., IN.
+118. Herbert Joseph Brogan, b. 13 April 1896, m(1) Josephine Fiddler, m(2) Martha E. DeMint, d. 15 July 1966.
+119. Orvetta D. (or Arvetia/Arnetta) Brogan, b. 13 July 1898, m(1) Denzil Stanton, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Thomas, d. Sept. 1973.
Armitta Katherine Graves (38), called Katherine or Kate, was born 23 Jan. 1862 in Harrodsburg, Monroe Co., IN, died 12 Feb. 1931 in Leeds, SD at the home of her daughter, Muriel, with whom she had lived for the last fifteen years of her life, and was buried in Green Hill Cem., Bedford, Lawrence Co., IN. She married James O. Hodges on 2 June 1883. He was born about 1857, died 1 Dec. 1907 of consumption, and was buried in Green Hill Cem. (R‑1)
Children - Hodges
+120. William Clyde Hodges, b. July 1888, m(1) Pauline Salyards, m(2) Ora ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 19 Dec. 1970.
+121. Carl F. Hodges, b. 2 Sept. 1892, m. Gertrude Kern, 3 Jan. 1914, d. 11 Dec. 1974.
122. Muriel Hodges, b. 1899, m. [Dr.] N. E. Maddox, d. before Dec. 1970. Three children.
Elijah Evan Graves (39), called Evan, was born 28 Dec. 1864 in Monroe Co., IN, died 25 Nov. 1945 in Johnson Co., IN, and was buried in Clover Hill Cem., Harrodsubrg, IN. He was listed as Eli Evan Graves in the 1880 census and Evan Eli in his obituary; they were recorded on the 1930 census in Oolitic, Lawrence Co., IN. He married Catherine (“Kate”) Anderson on 24 March 1889. She was born in 1864, died 12 Dec. 1936, as recorded in the Index of Deaths, Lawrence Co., IN, bk. 44, pg. 37, no. 184, and was also buried in Clover Hill Cem. Nearby in this cemetery is the grave of Treva Jo, 1934-1938. It was first thought that perhaps this is a grandchild, since the tombstone matches the design of the others. However, this is Treva Jo McGlothlen, not directly a Graves descendant, rather a child of Sarelda Allen and a stepchild of Francis M. Graves (#37). (R‑1)
Children - Graves
+123. Bertie Ancil Graves, b. 1903.
Nancy ("Nannie") Melissa Graves (40) was born 5 April 1866 in Monroe Co., IN, died 18 Dec. 1953 in Mitchell, Lawrence Co., IN at the home of her son William Glen Taylor, and was buried in Clover Hill Cem., Harrodsburg, Monroe Co., IN. She married John William Taylor on 3 April 1888. He was born 1 Aug. 1842 and died 15 Dec. 1923. On the1930 census Nannie was recorded in Clear Creek Twp., Monroe Co., IN, ED 15, p. 1A; her son Avey and his wife and their first three children and her widowed son Glen and grandson Robert also lived with her. (R‑1)
Children - Taylor
+124. James Earl Taylor, b. 24 Jan. 1890, m. Erma McCart, d. 21 Aug. 1986.
+125. Mary V. Taylor, b. 1891, m. John O. Trisler, d. 16 Aug. 1913.
+126. William Glen Taylor, b. 18 Dec. 1897, m(1) Ethel Marie Pigman, m(2) Mary Cotton, m(3) Georgia Fortner, 1931, d. 9 Dec. 1987.
+127. Avey Eugene Taylor, b. 6 July 1901, m. Bertha J. Sherlock, 24 Nov. 1921, d. 11 May 1971.
Simon Alexander Graves (41) was born 5 (or 16) Dec. 1868 in Monroe Co., IN, died 24 March 1914 in Lawrence Co., IN, as recorded in the Index of Deaths, Lawrence Co., IN, bk. 38, pg. 146, no. 52, and was buried in Green Hill Cem., Bedford, Lawrence Co., IN. He married Marguaretta (“Gretta’) B. Hitchcock, daughter of Frank B. Hitchcock and ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 5 June 1895. She died in Dec. 1939 and was also buried in Green Hill Cem., Bedford, IN. (R‑1)
Children - Graves
128. Francis Laurence (“Laurence”) Graves, b. 1897.
Mary Ellen Graves (42), called Ella, was born 15 March 1871 in Monroe Co., IN, died 9 Dec. 1963 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, where she had lived with her daughter, and was buried in Clover Hill Cem., Harrodsburg, Monroe Co., IN. She first married Stephen Sherlock on 30 Oct. 1894. He died 31 Oct. 1920 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She married second William S. Armstrong, son of William H. H. Armstrong and Anna Sherlock, on 3 Aug. 1907. He was born 30 June 1867 in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN, died 23 Aug. 1949 in Bedford, Lawrence Co., IN, and was also buried in Clover Hill Cem. He first married Katie Finley in 1892. She died in 1905. They were recorded on the 1930 census in Bedford, Lawrence Co., IN, ED 24, p. 19A. (R‑1)
Children - Sherlock
+129. Maude M. Sherlock, b. 3 June 1899, m. Joseph Wendell Quackenbush, d. 25 Dec. 1990.
Benjamin Owen Graves (43) was born 23 June 1873 in Monroe Co., IN, died 18 July 1961, as recorded in the Index of Deaths, Lawrence Co., IN, bk. 49, pg. 95, no. 129, and was buried in Clover Hill Cem., Harrodsburg, Monroe Co., IN. He married Lurah Ann Barrett, daughter of Isaac Barrett and Harriett Judah, on 30 June 1895. She was born 23 June 1875, died 20 March 1965, as recorded in the Index of Deaths, Lawrence Co., IN, bk. 52, pg. 121, no. 85, and was also buried in Clover Hill Cem., Harrodsburg, IN. He was a retired farmer and merchant. They were recorded on the 1930 census in Bedford, Lawrence Co., IN, ED 24, p. 3A. (R‑1)
Children - Graves
+130. Walter Ivan Graves, b. 3 June 1896, m. Helen Taylor, d. 23 Jan. 1981.
131. son, b. and d. 1897.
+132. Katherine Harriet Graves, b. 10 Aug. 1898, m. Hobart W. Kern, 14 Oct. 1914, d. 12 March 1983.
+133. Arlie Benjamin Graves, b. 22 Oct. 1899, m. Ethel G. Blevins, 19 June 1937, d. 11 July 1979.
+134. Ethel Graves, b. 17 Jan. 1902, m. Lebert Starr, after 1995, d. 23 May 1997.
+135. Herman Edward Graves, b. 15 Sept. 1905, m. Juanita R. Brown, d. 16 Aug. 1986.
+136. John Erwin Graves, b. 25 Dec. 1910, Amelia Sides, 18 Feb. 1935, d. 16 Aug. 1986.
+137. Mary L. Graves, b. 27 May 1912, m. Frank W. Hunter, 13 April 1941, d. 18 Nov. 1989.
138. William C. Graves, b. 1915 (or 1917), d. 1921. Buried Crown Hill Cem. (Harrodsburg, IN).
Vinnie Viola Graves (44) was born 25 June 1875 in Monroe Co., IN, died 19 March 1941 in Lawrence Co., IN, and was buried in Green Hill Cem. She married Samuel Rariden Stevens, son of Thomas Nathaniel Stevens and Amanda Allen, on 26 Jan. 1895 in Bedford, Lawrence Co., IN. They were married by Henry P. Pearson, Mayor of Bedford. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Bedford, IN. Samuel was born 13 Dec. 1872, died 30 Aug. 1950 in Mitchell, Lawrence Co., IN, and was also buried in Green Hill Cem. Their children are all believed to have been born in Bedford, IN. Some of the information provided below is as recorded in the “Hunter” genealogy pamphlet in the Lawrence Co. Historical Society, Bedford, IN. (R‑1)
Children - Stevens
139. Kathryn (“Katie) Stevens, b. 1895? d. 4 Aug. 1897. She d. of Cholera or Spinal Meningitis in Bedford, IN.
140. Georgia Eliza Stevens, b. 6 July 1898, m. William O. Capshaw, d. 1969. William was b. 21 June 1903 in Avoca, d. 23 Sept. 1989 in Bedford, and was bur. in Crestahven Memory Gardens. He was the son of James Capshaw and Grace Sanders. He married Nellie H. Schomacker in 1986.
+141. Samuel Raymond Stevens, Jr., b. 21 July 1902, m. Dollis Lucille Watson, 28 Dec. 1920, d. 18 Feb. 1973.
Isaac Edward Graves (45), called Edward, was born 28 Aug. 1877 (according to his tombstone) or 1878 (according to death records) in Monroe Co., IN, and died 12 April 1910, as recorded in the Index of Deaths, Lawrence Co., IN, bk. 38, pg. 54, no. 44, just three days after his father died. He attended his father's funeral. When he left, he hopped a train and was killed in Lawrence Co., IN, near Oolitic. He was buried in Crown Hill Cem. at Harrodsburg, IN, close to his parents. He married Blanche Niles on 15 Aug. 1907. (R‑1)
CHILDREN OF ALEX W. GRAVES (6) AND STACY A. STONE
Serilda Belle Graves (46) was born 2 Aug. 1853 in Monroe Co., IN, died 28 May 1926 in Riley, Vigo Co., IN, and was buried in New Oak Hill Methodist Church Cem., Riley, IN. She married John A. Meredith on 27 Feb. 1873 in Monroe Co., IN. He died in 1930 and was also buried in New Oak Hill Cem. (R‑1)
Children - Meredith
142. Frank Meredith, b. Feb. 1874, m(1) Nellis Lewis, m(2) Minnie E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 8 Nov. 1950 (Vigo Co., IN). Bur. New Oak Hill Cem.
+143. Wallace Meredith, b. 12 April 1876, m. Clara Ellen Haas, d. 26 Dec. 1945.
William Ceazer Graves (48) was born in 1856 in IN. He married Eliza Bunch on 16 May 1872 in Greene Co., IN. She was born in 1857 in IN, and died before 1882. The 1880 Richland Twp., Greene Co., IN census lists William Graves as a 24 year old farm laborer, who lived with his wife Eliza, age 23, and two children: Jacob, 6 yrs. old, Carrie, 2 yrs. old. (R‑1)
Children - Graves
144. Jacob Graves, b. 1874 (Richland Twp., Greene Co., IN).
145. Carrie Graves, b. 1878 (Richland Twp., IN).
146. Almedia Graves, m. three times in Vigo Co.
Alexander Graves (51) was born about 1863 in IN. He first married Hattie Ferguson on 22 Jan 1891 in Vigo Co., IN. He married second Tena M. Mikesell on 8 April 1901 in Vigo Co., IN. He married third Anna Vincent on 12 Aug. 1904 in Greene Co., IN. There may be other children in addition to those listed below. (R‑1)
Children - Graves, by Hattie Ferguson
147. Florence E. Graves, b. 1893 (Vigo Co.)
Children - Graves, by Tena M. Mikesell
148. Thomas L. Graves, b. 25 July 1903.
CHILDREN OF NANCY J. GRAVES (8) AND ALEXANDER M. TILLEY
Sarah Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Tilley (52) was born 23 Nov. 1859 in Monroe Co., IN, died 23 May 1923 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH, and was buried in I.O.O.F. Cem., Orleans, Orange Co., IN. She married John V. Newkirk, son of Garret Abraham Newkirk and Margaret Veeder, on 13 March 1883 in Monroe Co., IN (book 7, p. 100). He was born about 1837 in Newkirk Mills, Fulton Co., N.Y., died 14 Jan. 1901, and was buried 22 Jan. 1901 in Maple Ave. Cem., Fultonville, Montgomery Co., N.Y. (R‑1)
Children - Newkirk
+149. Clide Evelyn Newkirk, b. 2 Aug. 1884, m. Frank William Ackerman, d. 19 Aug. 1962.
150. Edna Newkirk, b. 31 March 1886 (Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio), never married, d. at midnight 6 Aug. 1906. Her death date is recorded as 7 Aug. 1906 in Orange Co., IN. She is bur. in I.O.O.F. Cem. beside her grandmother, Nancy Graves Tilley.
Maria Jane ("Jennie") Tilley (53) was born 17 May 1862 in Monroe Co., IN, died 9 Nov. 1931 in Orleans, Orange Co., IN, and was buried in I.O.O.F. Cem., Orleans. She married Charles R. Salyards, son of Edward and Rebecca Salyards, on 11 Sept. 1895 in Monroe Co., IN. He had previously been married to Emma Roby. He was born 1861, died 26 (?) Nov. 1926 in Orleans, IN, and was also buried in I.O.O.F. Cem. He owned Salyards Marble Co. Jennie taught school for ten years, from 1885 to 1895, in Clear Creek Twp., Monroe Co., IN, before she married. She had no children, but raised her three stepchildren as her own. They were: (1) Ina Salyards, m. Don Hill, of Bruceville, IN, bur. Bruceville, IN, (2) Pauline Salyards, m. William Clyde Hodges (#120) of Bedford, IN (he was a grandson of Isaac C. Graves and Mary Ann Walker), bur. Phoenix, AZ, (3) Rowe Salyards, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, lived and died in Phoenix, AZ. (R‑1)
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Max Griffith Family History lists her date of death as 25 Oct. 1872.
 Record from Index of Marriages, Daviess Co., IN, bk. 3, p. 401.
 According to Index of Marriages for Daviess Co., Washington, IN, bk. 3, p. 298, Francis M. Graves married Susan Allen on 25 Dec. 1881.
 Mary (Graves) Carmichael was a daughter of Peter Graves, Sr. (see genealogy 11). Since William B. Graves is a possible son of Peter Graves, Sr., Alex Walker Graves was probably a nephew of Mary Graves and Richard Carmichael.
 According to Charles O. Carter History Book at Monroe Co., IN, Library, p. 123, supplied by R‑1.
 According to Charles O. Carter History Book at Monroe Co., IN, Library, p. 123, Joel T. (“Abner”) Hainey was b. 1872, m. Emma Meadows, b. 1868, and had one child, Ruth, b. 26 April 1899, not in household, 1900 census.
 Record from Index of Births, Daviess Co., Washington, IN, Ch. 1, p. 27.
 Record from Index of Marriages, Vigo Co., IN, bk. 36, p. 493.
 According to Fairview Cem. Index, his year of death is 1940.
 Record from Index of Births, Daviess Co., IN, H-3, p. 19.
 Record from Index of Births, Daviess Co., Washington, IN, Ch. 1, p. 17. His headstone at Cem. shows last name as Riester and date of birth as 21 April 1882.
 According to R‑1, Social Security Death Index of IN lists Earl Maddox, b. 17 Dec. 1920 and d. Nov. 1973 in Downey, Los Angeles Co., CA. Could be N.E. Maddox.