Rev. 18 Dec. 2020, Gen. 113







William Graves (1) was born in 1714 and died in 1793.  He married Elizabeth Pinkerton.  This genealogy may be closely related to genealogy 331 (Robert Graves of Deighton and Skelton, Yorkshire) and possibly genealogy 114 (William Greaves and Sarah Burland of Pontefract, Yorkshire), although no known male Greaves descendants of 114, and different spelling of surname.  Snaith and Pontefract are only about 27 miles apart.  Deighton is about 7 miles north of Snaith, and Skelton is about another 9 miles north of Deighton (on the  other side of York).  (R‑2)

According to R‑11, Thomas Graves (born 1776) was a son of Thomas Graves (b. 1755 in Carlton, Yorkshire, d. 29 June 1776) and Hannah Hutchinson, who was a son of Thomas Graves (b. 12 Sept. 1731 in Rothwell, d. 8 March 1778 in Rothwell) and Hannah Stephenson, who was a son of George Graves (b. April 1702 in Stillingfleet, Yorkshire, d. 1734 in Rothwell, Yorkshire) and Sarah Walton, who was a son of Richard Graves (b. Oct. 1675 in Stillingfleet, Yorks., d. 6 May 1712 in Bradfield, Yorks.) and Margaret Gill.

Children - Graves

+2.  Thomas Graves, bapt. 24 June 1776, m. Mary Ellis, c. 1793, d. 11 June 1852.






Thomas Graves (2) was probably born in 1776 in Rawcliffe in Goole, Yorkshire, England, was baptized 24 June 1776 in Rawcliffe, parish of Snaith, Yorkshire, England, died 11 June 1852 (or 28 Oct. 1852[1]), age 75, at Pastures Farm, Yorkshire, and was buried 14 June 1852 in Rawcliffe[2].

He married Mary Ellis on 11 Nov. 1794 at St. Lawrence, Snaith, Yorkshire.  She was baptized 16 Nov. 1777 at Rawcliffe, and died at age 65 (probably shortly before the 1841 census).  According to R‑10, she was a daughter of William Ellis (b. 1752) and Hannah Furth (b. 1747, Thorne, Yorkshire).  (According to R‑2, there was a William Ellis, born 21 July 1765, died 1805 at Rawcliffe, married Hannah ‑‑‑‑‑‑ of Howden, Yorkshire, about 1778.  He may have been a brother or other close relation of Mary Ellis.)  All their children were born at Rawcliffe, Yorkshire.

It is likely that this Graves family is related to that of Robert Quarton Wilkinson Graves, who was born in York, Yorkshire, and married Mary Maria Bramley (genealogy 331), and to that of William Greaves and Sarah Burland of Yorkshire (genealogy 114) .  The map on the next page shows the areas around York and Snaith where this family lived.  Carlton is about 1 mile north of Snaith, Rawcliffe is about 3 miles east, and Howden is about 8 miles northeast of Snaith.  Aughton (probably the one where some later descendants lived) is about halfway between Snaith and York.

Thomas Graves was in the 1841 and 1851 censuses for Rawcliffe, Snaith, Yorkshire.  In 1841, Hannah Ellis, 45, was living in his household.  (R‑2, R‑10)

Children - Graves

+3.  John Graves, b.c. 1794, m. Susannah Hinsley, 8 Oct. 1820, d. 9 June 1868.

  4.  Ann Graves, b. 1798, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Gillenthorpe, d. 20 March 1859 (Michigan, USA)..

+5.  Thomas Graves, b.c. 1800, m. Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  6.  Mary Graves, b.c. 1802, never married, d. March 1885 (Selby, Yorks.).  Living with her father in 1851 but not in 1841.

  7.  Sarah Graves, b. 1804, d. 2 Nov. 1863 (Whitby, Ontario South, Ontario, Canada).

  8.  Benjamin Graves, b. 1807 (Rawcliffe, Yorkshire). There was also a Benjamin Graves who was b.c. 1831 in Rawcliffe, was living with Thomas in 1841 and 1851, and was listed as a grandson in 1851.

  9.  Joseph Graves, b. 1810, d. July 1891 (Howden, England).

  10.  Bessey Graves, b.c. 1814, never married.  Living with her father in 1841 and 1851.

+11.  Ellis Graves, b. Aug. 1815, m. Martha Dickenson, July 1839, d. Sept. 1886.

+12.  James Graves, b.c. 1816, m. Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. July 18‑‑.






John Graves (3) was probably born about 1794, was baptized 16 Nov. 1794 Coates Farm, Carlton, Yorkshire, died 9 June 1868 at Carlton, and was buried 9 June 1868 at St. Mary’s Church, Carlton.  He was a farmer and lived in Carlton in the subdistrict of Snaith, Yorkshire, England.

He married Susanna (or Susannah) Hinsley on 8 Oct. 1820 at the parish church in Snaith.  She was born 4 Feb. 1792, was baptized 5 Feb. 1792, died in May 1872, and was buried 24 May 1872 at St. Mary’s Church, Carlton.  She was a daughter of John Hinsley who was a wheelwright in Carlton.  Her mother was Elizabeth Pheasant, daughter of George and Elizabeth Pheasant.  All children of John and Susannah were born and baptized in Carlton.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

  13.  Thomas Graves, bapt. 14 Oct. 1821, d. 26 Feb. 1880.  He was in the 1851 census for parish of Snaith, township of Carlton, Yorkshire, at Coates House, unmarried, farmer of 100 acres, 3 servants.

+14.  John Graves, bapt. 6 Oct. 1822, m. Mary Shipman.

+15.  William Graves, b. 7 Jan. 1824, m. Alice Lawrence, 26 May 1849, d. 28 Nov. 1866.

+16.  James Graves, b. 14 May 1826, m. Maria Anna Bramley, 6 Feb. 1849, d. 13 May 1877.

  17.  Mary Graves, bapt. 23 Dec. 1827, never married, d. 30 Aug. 1851.

  18.  Elizabeth Graves, bapt. 25 Oct. 1828.

+19.  Robert Graves, bapt. 19 Feb. 1832, m. Sarah Ann Harrison, d. 1952.

  20.  Joseph Graves, bapt. 2 Feb. 1834, never married, d. 6 March 1866.


Thomas Graves (5) was born about 1800 in Rawcliffe, Yorkshire.  He married Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1806 in Rawcliffe.  They were in the 1841 and 1851 censuses for Snaith, Rawcliffe, Yorkshire.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in Rawcliffe.

Children - Graves

  21.  George Graves, b.c. 1826.  He was a saddler in 1841.

  22.  Joseph Graves, b.c. 1829.

  23.  James Graves, b.c. 1831.  He was still living with his parents in 1851, and was a seaman.


Ellis Graves (11) was born in Aug. 1815 in Rawcliffe Pastures, Goole, Yorkshire, was baptized 6 Aug. 1815 in Rawcliffe by Goole, York, and died in Sept. 1886 in Doncaster, Yorkshire.  He married Martha Dickenson, daughter of William Dickenson, in July 1839 in Goole, Yorkshire West Riding.  She was born 11 July 1814 in Fenwick, Yorkshire, was baptized 3 July 1914 in Campsall, Yorkshire (her birth and baptism records are in the wrong sequence), and died in July 1893 in Doncaster, Yorkshire.  (R‑10)

Children - Graves

  24.  Priscilla Graves, b.c. 1840 (Rawcliffe, Yorkshire), d. April 1912 (Yorkshire West Riding).

+25.  Thomas Graves, b. 27 Feb. 1842, m. Anne Cranshaw, 25 Dec. 1865.

  26.  William Graves, b. 29 Sept. 1843 (Stubbs, Yorkshire).

  27.  Mary Graves, b. 28 Feb. 1844 (Stubbs Walden, Yorkshire).

  28.  Jane Graves, b. 3 Sept. 1847 (Womersley, Yorkshire), d. Jan. 1899 (Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding).

  29.  Martha A. Graves, b. 27 Oct. 1849 (Stubbs Walden, Yorkshire).

  30.  Ellis Graves, b.c. 1854 (Pollington, Yorkshire), d. July 1876 (Yorkshire West Riding).

  31.  Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1856 (Stubbs Hollins, Yorkshire).

  32.  Sarah E. Graves, b.c. 1866 (Pollington, Yorkshire).


James Graves (12) was born about 1816 and died July 18‑‑. (before the 1851 census)  He married Ann (or Anne) ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1816 in Snaith, Yorkshire.  They were in the 1841 census for Snaith, Rawcliffe, Yorkshire, living next to his brother Thomas.  He was a farmer in 1841.  She was a widow and an inn keeper in 1851.  All their children were born in Snaith, Yorkshire.

Children - Graves

  33.  Jane Graves, b.c. 1839.

  34.  Mary Graves, b.c. 1841.

  35.  Anne Graves, b.c. 1843.

  36.  William Graves, b.c. 1847.






John Graves (14) was born in 1822 in Carlton, Yorkshire, and was baptized 6 Oct. 1822.  He married Mary Shipman, daughter of Joseph Shipman and Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1824 in Carlton, Yorkshire.

According to R‑5, John was next in line to receive farm land.  His father, John, was ready to give Quosquo Hall farm to John’s brother William.  John said he was next in age, and his father replied that he wasn’t married.  John said he soon could be, and was married the following week.  The 1881 census shows John retired at Hill Top (Bedford Place), Knottingley, Yorkshire.  All their children were born in Carlton except for Thomas, who was born at Bedale, Yorkshire.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

  37.  Mary Graves, b.c. 1852.

  38.  Anne Graves, b.c. 1856.

+39.  Thomas Graves, b.c. 1859, m. Emma Vaughan.

  40.  Agnes Graves, b.c. 1866.

  41.  Emma Graves, b.c. 1871.


William Graves (15) was born 7 Jan. 1824 at Coates Farm, was baptized 1 Feb. 1824, and died 28 Nov. 1866 at “The Leases”.  He married Alice Lawrence, daughter of William Lawrence (b. 1802/3, d. 21 Jan. 1839) and Mary Pocklington (b. 1801/2, d. 1858), on 26 May 1849 in Snaith, Yorkshire.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+42.  Susanna Graves, b. 11 Oct. 1849, m. William Styan, 9 Oct. 1873, d. 15 March 1943.

  43.  Mary Graves, b.c. 1852.

  44.  John Graves, b.c. 1854.

+45.  William Graves, b.c. 1856, m. Annie Maria Horner, d. 12 Aug. 1936.

  46.  Lawrence Graves, b.c. 1859.

  47.  James Graves, b.c. 1861.

  48.  Thomas Graves, b.c. 1863.

  49.  Alice Emma Graves, b.c. 1865.

  50.  Maria Annie Graves, b.c. 1867.


James Graves (16) was born 14 May 1826 in Carlton, subdistrict of Snaith, district of Selby, Yorkshire, England, was baptized 11 June 1826, died 13 May 1877 in Bedale, Yorkshire, and was buried at St. Gregory’s. Bedale.  He married Maria Anna Bramley on 6 Feb. 1849 at Snaith, Yorkshire, England.  He was from Carlton, Yorkshire., and was a farmer.  She was born 3 March 1820, was baptized 3 March 1820 in Snaith, died 28 Nov. 1909 in Bedale, and was buried in Bedale.  She was of Snaith, spinster, daughter of Capt. Thomas Bramley, mariner and coal merchant, and Maria Miller.

Thomas Bramley was born 6 June 1788 and died 1 July 1857, both in Snaith.  He married Maria Miller on 10 Oct. 1814 in Pontefract.  She was born 5 Jan. 1794 in Knottingley, and died 8 Oct. 1851 in Snaith.

Maria was a sister of Thomas Bramley, Jr., who married Hannah Ramskill Greaves on 19 Sept. 1849 at Knottingley, Yorkshire, England.  Hannah's parents were Benjamin Greaves and Mary Johnson, both of whom died in 1835.  Benjamin's parents were William Greaves and Sarah Burland, married 3 March 1782, of Pontefract, Yorkshire, England.

James and Maria went to Australia after 1857 (probably after 1873), and apparently settled in Queensland.  In 1938, George Miller, a grandson, went from Chicago to visit the family in Queensland.

The 1851 census for Carlton, Yorkshire, lists their first child, Robert Hinsley Graves.  The 1861 census for Firby, Yorkshire, only listed children Jane and Charles with them.  However, a search of the area shows that the older children were in various small boarding schools.  The 1871 census for Firby, Yorkshire, shows all the children living at home.

The first 4 children of James and Maria were born in Carlton, the next at Carlton Bridge, and the last 6 at Firby, Yorkshire (about 30-35 miles northwest of York).  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

  51.  Robert Hinsley Graves, b. 21 Nov. 1849, bapt. 23 Dec. 1849, never married, d. 9 July 18‑‑ (as a child).

+52.  Henry James Graves, b. 17 Aug. 1851, m. Mary Ann Brownbridge, 13 July 1876, d. 16 Jan. 1902.

  53.  Maria Annie Graves, b. 11 July 1853, bapt. 31 July 1853, m. John Twinbank.

  54.  John Thomas Graves, b. 17 (or 7) March 1854, bapt. 25 Oct. 1854, m. Laura Fletcher, d. 1930 (Cherokee, Iowa).  Came to U.S. in 18‑‑ to the State of Iowa.  No children.

+55.  Jane Elizabeth Graves, b. 27 April 1857, m. Frank B. Miller, d. 1 Sept. 19‑‑.

  56.  Emily Mary Graves, b. 1 Feb. 1859, never married, d. 9 April 18‑‑.  Not in 1871 census.

  57.  Charles William Graves, b. 13 July 1860 (Bedal, subdistrict of Budwith, district of Howder, Yorkshire, Eng.), m. Gertrude Loft, March 1887, d. 13 May 1942.  He came to the U.S. in 1879, and lived in Chesterfield, IL for 5 years.  He arrived in Cherokee, Iowa in Aug. 1885.  He was educated in Bedal and attended the Knarborough Boarding School.  They had one daughter, who had no children (?).  (There is a Bubwith just south of Aughton and about 6 miles north of Howden.  However, I can’t find a Bedal there or anywhere else.  There is a Bedale about 30 miles northwest of York.)

+58.  Joseph Bramley Graves, b. 20 Feb. 1863, married.

  59.  Arthur Edwin Graves, b.c. 1864.

  60.  Frederick George Graves, b. 12 Feb. 1865.

  61.  Isabel Sarah Graves, b.c. 1866, never married, d. 22 April 18‑‑.


Robert Graves (19) was born about Jan. 1832 in Snaith, Yorkshire, was baptized 19 Feb. 1832, and died 26 May 1915 in Orilla, Ontario, Canada.  He married Sarah Ann Harrison.  She was born about 1839 in Snaith.  They were in the 1871 census for Stevenage, Hertfordshire, at Chells Farm, where he was a farmer of 456 acres.  Ann Graves, 28, a cousin, born in Snaith, was living with them in 1871 as a nurse maid.  They were in the 1881 census for Hollards Farm, Codicote, Hertfordshire, England, when Robert was a farmer of 206 acres.  All their children were born in Snaith, Yorkshire.  (R‑3, R‑6, R‑8)

Children - Graves

+62.  John Graves, b.c. 1864, m. Elizabeth Ann Rich, d. 23 April 1920.

  63.  Mary Graves, b.c. 1865, d. 1 July 1933 (Valley Center, MI, USA).

+64.  Joseph Graves, b.c. 1867 (or March 1869), m. Harriet Elizabeth White, 6 Oct. 1894, d. 1952..

  65.  Robert Graves, b.c. 1869.

  66.  Susanna Graves, b.c. 1872, d. 26 Nov. 1893 (Leeds, Ontario, Canada).



Thomas Graves (25) was born 27 Feb. 1842 in Stubbs Hollin, Yorkshire.  He married Anne Cranshaw (or Crawshaw) on 25 Dec. 1865 in Braithwell, Yorkshire.  She was born about 1847 in Sprotborough, Yorkshire.  They were in the 1891 census for Balby with Hexthorpe, Yorkshire, when Thomas was a smith’s laborer..  (R‑10)

Children - Graves

  67.  Jane Annie Graves, b.c. 1866 (Braithwell, Yorkshire), d. 23 Aug. 1950 (Harrow, Greater London, England).

+68.  Tom Beal Graves, b.c. 1869, m. Sarah Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1896.

+69.  Ellis Graves, b.c. 1878, m. Florence Young, d. Dec. 1937.

+70.  Edith Emma Graves, b. Sept. 1881, m. Christopher Good.

  71.  Fred Graves, b.c. 1883 (Hexthorpe, Yorkshire).

  72.  Willie Graves, b.c. 1887 (Hexthorpe, Yorkshire).






Thomas Graves (39) was born about 1859 in Bedale, Yorkshire.  He married Emma Vaughan, daughter of Edward Vaughab and Harriett Evans.  She was born about 1865 in Staveley, Yorkshire.  Their first 2 children were born in Selby, Yorshire, and all the others in Woodlesford, Yorkshire.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

  73.  Jennie Graves, b.c. 1888.

  74.  John E. Graves, b.c. 1889.

  75.  Eleanor Graves, b.c. 1890.

  76.  Helen Graves, b.c. 1892.

  77.  William Graves, b.c. 1896.

  78.  Joseph Graves, b.c. 1898.

  79.  Thomas Graves, b.c. 1900.



Susanna Graves (42) was born 11 Oct. 1849 in Rawcliffe, Yorkshire, and died 15 March 1943.  She married William Styan, son of John Styan and Ellen Fawcett of Leyburn, on 9 Oct. 1873 at Wensley, Yorkshire.  He was born about 1840 in Swinithwaite, Yorkshire.  They were in the 1881 and 1891 censuses for Leyburn, Yorkshire, living at Moor House.  William was a farmer, and also a store merchant in 1891.  In 1881, her brother William and sisters Alice and Maria were living with them, and Maria was still living with them in 1891.

Susanna lived at Moor House, Leyburn, Yorkshire, until she moved in 1914 to Strasbourg, Saskatchewan, Canada, to housekeep for her son Thomas Styan.  In Canada she was living near her nephew William Lawrence Graves and his wife Annie Eveline Dobson.  (R‑3)

Children - Styan

  80.  Jane E. Styan, b.c. 1875.

  81.  Mary Alice Styan, b.c. 1877.

  82.  John Styan, b.c. 1878.

+83.  Susanna Emma Styan, b. 10 March 1879, m. James Arthur Smith, 18 Jan. 1905, d. 19 April 1971.

  84.  Annie Styan, b.c. 1880.

  85.  William Styan, b.c. 1882.

  86.  Thomas Styan, b.c. 1884.

  87.  Alice Laurbush Styan, b.c. 1885.

  88.  James Styan, b.c. 1887.

  89.  Marguerite Styan, b.c. 1889.

  90.  Eleanor Fawcett Styan, b.c. 1891.


William Graves (45) was born about 1856 and died 12 Aug. 1936.  He lived in Leyburn, Yorkshire, England all his life. He married Annie Maria Horner of Leyburn.  She died 26 Sept. 1897, and was buried at Wensley.  Her Horner and Dent ancestry has been traced back to 1197.  They only had one child.  They were in the 1891 census for Bellerby, Yorkshire, at Southfield House, when he was a farmer, cattle dealer and auctioneer.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

+91.  William Lawrence Graves, b. 9 March 1882, m. Annie Eveline Dobson, d. 22 Dec. 1967.



Henry James Graves (52) was born 17 Aug. 1851 in Carlton Bridge, in the subdistrict of Snaith, Yorkshire, England, was baptized 7 Sept. 1851 in Carlton, and died 16 Jan. 1902 in York, Yorkshire.  He married Mary Ann Brownbridge, called Ann, daughter of John Brownbridge and Ann Maltby, on 13 July 1876 in the Parish Church in Aughton.  Henry gave his occupation as farmer and his address as the Firby house in Bedale.  Ann was born 11 Nov. 1855 in Aughton, subdistrict of Budwith, was baptized 22 Dec. 1855 in Aughton, and died 26 Oct. 1926 in Scarborough.  One of the daughters may have married a Craft.  At least the first 5 children were born in Aughton, Yorkshire.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+92.  Annie Gertrude Graves, b. 13 June 1877, m. Samuel Norman Whitaker, 16 July 1901.

  93.  Ethel Mary Graves, b. 3 April 1879, bapt. 5 Feb. 1882 (Aughton, Yorkshire), m. George Kew Swift,11 Aug. 1902 (Centenary Chapel, Scarborough, Yorkshire).  At the time of marriage he was grocer’s assistant, son of Joseph Swift, grocer.  No children.

+94.  Ida May Graves, bapt. 5 Feb. 1882, m. Godfrey Ratcliffe Chambers, 9 Aug. 1913, d. 21 May 1959.

  95.  Lillian (“Lily”) Graves, b. 1883, bapt. 16 Aug. 1883 (Aughton, East Yorkshire), m. Henry Wilson Wainright, 2 June 1906 (St. Mary, Wheatley, nr. Doncaster, South Yorkshire).  He was Chief Clerk, Leeds Higher Education Comm., son of Joseph Wainwright, commercial traveler.  He d. 30 Jan. 1952, Umballa (or Umberleigh), Oudleigh, Devon, will pr. 13 March 1952.  No children.

+96.  James Graves, b. 8 Nov. 1885, m. Florence Pearl Perrin, 22 March 1910, d. 19 March 1947.

  97.  Gladys Graves, bapt. 3 July 1887 (Aughton, East Yorkshire), bur. 12 Oct. 1887 (Aughton).

  98.  Emily Mildred (“Milly”) Graves, b. 8 Aug. 1888, bapt. Aughton, East Yorkshire, never married.

  99.  Walter Lancelot Graves, b. 24 June 1890, bapt. 28 March 1891, m. Marie McDonald, 5 Feb. 1917, d. 7 June 1950 (Cherokee, Iowa).  Emigrated to the U.S. in 1896.  2 children, a son and a daughter.

  100.   Florence (or Flora or Floria) Graves, b. 13 July 1893 (Reedness, Humberside), never married.


Jane Elizabeth (“Jennie”) Graves (55) was born 27 April 1857 and died 1 Sept. 19‑‑.  She emigrated to the U.S. and settled in Chicago, IL.  She married Frank B. Miller.  (R‑2)

Children - Miller

  101.   George Miller, b. 13 May 190-.  At one time he worked for the medical school of the Univ. of IL in Chicago.  About 1938 he lived at 701 South Paulina St., Chicago.


Joseph Bramley Graves (58) was born 20 Feb. 1880.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He moved to Australia.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  102.   Stan Graves; lived at 5th Hardeight, 102 Allison Rd., Randwick, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.



John Graves (62) was born about 1864 in Snaith, Yorkshire, England, and died 23 April 1920 in Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada.  He married Elizabeth Ann Rich.  She was born 26 Dec. 1861 in Innisfil Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, and died 2 May 1911 in Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.  Both their children were born in Ontario.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

  103.   James M. Graves, b.c. 1889.

  104.   Mary E. Graves, b.c. 1890.


Joseph Graves (64) was born about 1867 (or March 1869) in Snaith, Yorkshire, England, died 1 July 1952 in Orrville, Parry Sound, Ontario, and was buried in Christie Township Cem.  He married Harriet (“Hattie”) Elizabeth Wright, daughter of John Wright and Dianah Leonard, on 6 Oct. 1894 in Orillia, Ontario, Canada.  She was born in March 1874 in Tiny Twp., Ontario, and died in 1956 in Orrville, Parry Sound, Ontario.  All their children were born in Ontario, at least the last 5 in Parry Sound.  (R‑7, R‑8)

Children - Graves

  105.   Stanley John Graves, b. 6 March 1895 (Orrville, Parry Sound, Ontario), d. 1941.

  106.   Elsie Mae Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1896 (Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario), m(1) Edward William Kemp, 16 June 1920, m(2) Percy Arnold Moyer, d. 1969 (Parry Sound, Ontario)..

+107.   Joseph Graves, Jr., b. 3 March 1898, m. Annie Duffus Dunbar, 22 June 1920, d. 3 July 1962.

  108.   Robert Edgar (or Edward) Graves, b. 7 July 1902 (Edgington, Ontario), d. 17 Oct. 1921 (Parry Sound, Ontario).  Bur. in Christie Township Cem.

  109.   Hattie Elizabeth Graves, b. 1 Sept. 1903, m. Emerson White, d. 1969 (Parry Sound, Ontario).  He was b. 22 June 1891 in Muskoka and Parry Sound, Ontario, and died in 1970 in Parry Sound, ON, son of William White and Sarah Matilda Reid.  They were both bur. in Christie Township Cem.

+110.   Pauline Graves, b. 28 Sept. 1904, m. Alvin Ethelbert Watkinson, d. 2001.

  111.   Hugh (“Roger”) Graves, b. 14 March 1906, m. Edna Marie Henderson, d. 19 March 1966 (Sudbury, Ontario).  She was b. 1 Jan. 1909 in Gloucester Twp., Carleton Co., Ontario, and d. 4 July 1981 in Sudbury General Hospital, Sudbury, ON, dau. of George P. Henderson and Margaret May Conroy.  Both bur. in Christie Twp. Cem., Parry Sound, ON.

  112.   Thomas (“Tom”) Henry Graves, b. 10 Dec. 1907.

+113.   Francis Harold Graves, b. 22 Jan. 1910, m. Margaret Mary Hannon, d. 1976.



Tom Beal Graves (68) was born about 1869 in Hexthorpe, Yorkshire.  He married Sarah Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1896.  She was born about 1878 (?).  They were in the 1901 and 1911 censuses for Doncaster, Yorkshire West Riding..

Children - Graves

  114.   Thomas Graves, b. 1896.

  115.   Nellie Graves, b.c. 1897.  Not in 1911 census.

  116.   Lilly (or Lillie) Graves, b.c. 1901.

  117.   George Graves, b.c. 1902.

  118.   Emma Graves, b.c. 1905.

  119.   Gladys Graves, b.c. 1908.


Ellis Graves (69) was born about 1878 in Hexthorpe, Yorkshire, and died in Dec. 1937 in Doncaster, Yorkshire West Riding).  He married Florence Young.  She was born about 1880 in Doncaster.  They were in the 1901 and 1911 censuses for Balby with Hexthorpe, Yorkshire.  His brother Fred was living with them in 1911.  All their children were born in Doncaster, Yorkshire.  (R‑10)

Children - Graves

  120.   Annie Graves, b.c. 1894.

  121.   Albert Graves, b.c. 1900.

+122.   Wilfred Graves, b.c. 1906, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Annie Green, d. 1984..


Edith Emma Graves (70) was born in Sept. 1881 in Hexthorpe, Yorkshire.  She married Christopher Good, son of Christopher Good and Mary Ann Dale.  He was born about 1880 and died in June 1952, both in Doncaster, Yorkshire West Riding.  (R‑10)

Children - Good

  123.   John William Good, b.c. 1907.

  124.   Sybil Mary Good, b. July 1909 (Doncaster, Yorkshire West Riding).






Susanna Emma Styan (83) was born 10 March 1879 and died 19 April 1971.  She married James Arthur Smith on 18 Jan. 1905 in Lumsden, District of Assiniboia (soon to be Saskatchewan), Canada.  He was born 14 Aug. 1875 and died 2 Sept. 1941.  (R‑3)

Children - Smith

+125.   Arthur Styan Smith, b. 23 Dec. 1918, m. Katherine Morrison Dewar, 15 July 1948, d. 16 Aug. 2004.



William Lawrence Graves (91) was born 9 March 1882 in Leyburn, Yorkshire, England, and died 22 Dec. 1967.  He migrated to Saskatchewan, Canada in 1905.  He married Annie Eveline Dobson of Stockton-on-Tees, Durham Co., England.  She was born in April 1881 and died in Aug. 1968.  They were both buried at Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, Canada.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

  126.   Muriel Annie Lawrence Graves, b. 8 Sept. 1915, m. Albert Edward Wood.  He was b. in England.  Living in Salmon Arm, BC, Canada in 1986.

  127.   Dorothy Eveline Graves, b. 6 May 1917, m. J. J. Connelly (or Port Alberni, BC, Canada).  Living in Vernon, BC, Canada in 1986.

+128.   William L. O. Graves, b. 2 Feb. 1920, m. Muriel Isabel McCannel.



Annie Gertrude (“Gertie”) Graves (92) was born 13 June 1877, and was baptized 1 Jan. 1878 in Aughton, East Yorkshire.  She married Samuel Norman Whitaker on 16 July 1901 at Grove Wesleyan Methodist Church.  He was an engineer, son of Samuel Whitaker, stone merchant.  In 1926 they were living at Cross Rds., Old Cotes, Rotherham.  They emigrated from New Forest, Hampshire to Tauranga, New Zealand about 1930.  He died about 13 Jan. 1948, and his will was proved 19 Aug. 1949 at Auckland, N.Z.  Probate was granted at Auckland to his widow, Annie Gertrude Whitaker.  (R‑2)

Children - Whitaker

  129.   Samuel Henry Whitaker, married.  No children.  Still living in 1995 at about age 94.


Ida May Graves (94) was baptized 5 Feb. 1882 in Aughton, East Yorkshire, and died 21 May 1959 at Corner House, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, will proved 1 Sept. 1959.  Her will named as her executor her daughter, Frances Joy Ratcliffe Chambers, unmarried.

She married Lt. Commander Godfrey Ratcliffe Chambers, R.N., son of Ennis Dundas Chambers, on 9 Aug.1913 at St. Edmunds, Roundhay, Leeds.  He died 4 Jan. 1933 at Kings Copse, near Fawley, Hampshire, will proved 6 March 1933.  Probate was granted to Ida May Chambers, widow.  (R‑2)

Children - Chambers

  130.   Frances Joy Ratcliffe Chambers


James Graves (96) was born 8 Nov. 1885 in Aughton, Yorkshire, England, died 18 March 1947 in Cherokee, IA, and was buried 21 March 1947 in Oak Hill Cem., Cherokee.

According to his diary: "J. Graves left York for United States of America on Aug. 11th, 1905 by the 12:12 train from York.  Stayed the night at Mrs. Lyons, 26 Holt, Liverpool.  Left Liverpool Aug. 12th, 1905 at 5 o'clock on the Campania, arrived Queenston Sunday morning, left there Sunday morning, arrived New York Aug. 19th, 1905.  Left New York for Chicago at night 9:30 on Saturday, arrived Chicago 9:45 on Monday morning Aug. 21st, 1905.  Left Chicago at 3:45 on 21st of Aug., 1905 and arrived at Cherokee (Iowa) at 6:35 on Tuesday morning of Aug. 22nd, 1905.  Uncle Charlie met me at the station. Stayed there a week and then went to Uncle John's.  Started at John's on Sept. 1st, 1905."

He lived in Cherokee, Iowa, and in Minnesota.  He married Florence Pearl (or Pearle Florence) Perrin, called Pearl, on 22 March 1910 in Cherokee, IA.  She was born 18 Oct. 1888 in Cherokee, IA, died 30 Dec. 1964 in Dixon, IL, and was buried 4 Jan. 1965 in Cherokee, IA, daughter of George Lewis Perrin and Laura May Bovey.  All their children were born in Halloway (Appleton), Swift Co., MN, except for the last one who was born in Cherokee, IA.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

  131.   Laura Mildred Graves, b. 24 Aug. 1911, m. Harry F. Long, 20 June 1931.

  132.   Charles William Graves, b. 20 July 1913, m. Loretta Davis, 2 Aug. 1934.

  133.   John Clinton Graves, b. 21 June 1915, m. Marcella Appleton, 3 Aug. 1941.

  134.   James Neville Graves, b. 9 Jan. 1917, m. Helen Holder, 10 Feb. 1940.

  135.   Douglas Foch Graves, b. 11 Nov. 1918, m. Barbara Giese, 1 Feb. 1942, d. 24 Feb. 2006 (Kittredge, Jefferson Co., CO)[3]).

  136.   Robert Walter Graves, b. 30 July 1920, m. Jeanne Hunter, 3 Nov. 1956.

  137.   Gertrude Lucile Graves, b. 28 Aug. 1921, m. Robert Grawbury, 11 Feb. 1946.

  138.   Theodore Keith Graves, b. 24 Dec. 1930, m. Bonnie Knight, 7 June 1954.



Joseph Graves (107) was born 3 March 1898 (or 1897) in Parry Sound, Ontario, and died 3 July 1962 in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario.  He married Annie Duffus Dunbar, daughter of George Graham Dunbar and Elizabeth Duffus, on 22 June 1920 in York, Ontario.  She was born 11 April 1898 in Kirknewton, Midlothian, Scotland, and died 15 Sept. 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (R‑8)

Children - Graves

  139.   Charles Bert Graves (called Bert), b. 1920 (Scarborough, ON), d. 11 Sept. 2009 (Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada).

+140.   Frances Irene Graves, b. 15 Jan. 1923, m. Garfield Lafoy Peters, d. 29 Sept. 2012.

+141.   Jean Lillian Graves, b. 11 Dec. 1924, m. William Harold Leitch, 11 Oct. 1945, d. 16 June 2018.

  142.   Kenneth Graves, b. 14 Nov. 1925 (Scarborough, ON), d. 3 March 2009 (Toronto, Ontario).

  143.   Anne Elizabeth Graves, b. 5 April 1929 (Toronto, Ontario), m. Louis Thomas Cogger, d. 28 Oct. 2002 (Sylvan Valley, Antigonish, Nova Scotia).  He was b. 1922 in Norton, and d. Sept. 2006 in Sylvan Valley, Antigonish, NS.

  144.   Elinor Donna Graves, b. 13 Sept. 1937 (Scarborough, Toronto, ON), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 13 Nov. 2008 (Peterborough, ON).  2 children.

  145.   James (“Jimmy”) Graves

  146.   child


Pauline Graves (110) was born 28 Sept. 1904 and died in 2001, both in Parry Sound, Ontario.  She married Alvin Ethelbert Watkinson on 25 Dec. 1927 in Muskoka, Ontario. He was b. 9 July 1907 in Seguin Falls, Ontario, and d. 1993 in Parry Sound, ON, son of Ebenezer Watkinson and Mary Jane E. Joyce.  They were both buried in Christie Township Cem., Parry Sound  (R‑7, R‑8)

Children - Watkinson

  147.   Kathleen (“Kay”) Watkinson, b. 1924, d. 2001.

  148.   Bernice Harriet Watkinson, b. 1928, d. 2018.

  149.   Doris Mae Watkinson, b. 1930, d. 2015.

  150.   Frances Virginia Watkinson, b. 1931, d. 1979.

  151.   Alvin Burton (“Sam”) Watkinson, b. 1933, d. 2009.

  152.   Gary Watkinson, b. 1940, d. 2006.

  153.   child


Francis Harold (or Harold Francis) Graves (113), called Frank, was born 22 Jan. 1910 and died in 1976, both in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada.  He married Margaret Mary (or Mary Margretta) (“Peg”) Hannon, daughter of Peter Hannon and May Tomasena (or Catherine Ann T. May).  She was born 7 March 1908 and died 18 May 1997, both in Parry Sound.  They were both buried in Christie Twp. Cem., Parry Sound, ON..  (R‑7, R‑8, R‑9)

Children - Graves

  154.   Patricia Ann Graves, b. 13 Nov. 1944, d. 27 July 1997 (Caledon, Peel Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada).

+155.   David Peter Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  156.   daughter



Wilfred Graves (122) was born 26 March 1906 and died 20 Dec. 1984, both in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England.  He first married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He married second Annie Green.  Annie was born 15 July 1914 in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, and died 14 Sept. 1988 in Doncaster, Yorkshire West Riding.  (R‑11)

Children - Graves, by first wife

  157.   daughter, m. Jim Bowdler.  He d. 2012. They had 1 son and 1 dau.

  158.   John D. Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  4 dau. and 1 son.

Children - Graves, by Annie Green

  159.   son, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  2 sons and 1 dau.  1 son had 1 dau. and 1 son.  The daughter had 2 daughters and 1 son.


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[1] R‑2 gave his date of death as 28 Oct. 1852, and R‑3 gave it as 11 June 1852.

[2] This burial date seems to confirm the June death date.

[3] His death from Social Security Death Index.