Rev. 8 April 2008, Gen. 141
DESCENDANTS OF JOHN GRAVES AND MARTHA LOUISA GRAVES
OF GLOUCESTER CO. & YORK CO., VA
John Graves (1) was born about 1800 in Gloucester Co., VA, and supposedly died about 1880 (according to R‑1). However, it seems more likely that John died before 1850, since he was not in the 1850 census with his wife Martha and his children. He married Martha Louisa Graves (her maiden name?). She was born in 1808 in Gloucester Co., VA, and died after 1870 in York Co., VA.
Martha was in the 1850 census for York Co., VA, listed as Martha A., 42, with her 3 children, and everyone was listed as born in Gloucester Co., VA. She was in the 1870 census for Grafton Twp., York Co., VA, living in the household of her son-in-law and daughter, Henry and Martha E. Thompson. John Graves could not be found in the 1840 census. It is possible that he was the one in Stafford Co. (next to King & Queen Co.), but there is no evidence to support that. Gloucester Co. in 1840 had households headed by Frances, Ralph and William Graves, but it does not appear that John Graves could have been in any of those.
It has been suggested that John Graves could be descended from genealogy 889 (William Graves and Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑ of Gloucester Co., VA) and genealogy 892 (John C. Graves and Frances Bew of King & Queen and Gloucester Co., VA). That is a possibility, but it also seems possible that John Graves was descended from genealogy 169 (Capt. Thomas Graves of VA), partly because of the name Ralph Graves, which is uncommon except in that family. (R‑1)
Children - Graves
+2. Martha E. Graves, b.c. 1835, m(1) Corbin Cluverius, m(2) Henry Thompson, c. 1863.
+3. John Graves, b. Sept. 1836, m. Ann J. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.
4. Willis Graves, b.c. 1844.
CHILDREN OF JOHN GRAVES (1) AND MARTHA L. GRAVES
Martha E. Graves (2) was born about 1835 in Gloucester Co., VA. She first married Corbin Cluverius from York Co., VA. She married second Henry Thompson about 1863. Henry was born about 1805 in VA. Henry and Martha were in the 1870 census for Grafton Twp., York Co., VA, when he was a house carpenter. Also in their household in 1870 were Martha’s mother Louisa, 63, her brother Willis, 25, oyster catcher, and her son Gilbert (or Guild), 16. Martha was in the 1880 census for Grafton Dist., York Co., VA, with her brother Willis, huckster, and her 2 children. (R‑1)
Children - Cluverius
5. Gilbert Creighton Cluverius, b. 1854. He was a sailor in 1880.
Children - Thompson
+6. Louisa Ellen Thompson, b. 1863, m(1) Edward Williams, m(2) James A. Davenport.
John Graves (3) was born in Sept. 1836 in Gloucester Co., VA, and died 1900-1910. He married Ann J. ‑‑‑‑‑‑. She was born in Jan. 1839 in VA. They were in the 1870, 1880, and 1900 censuses for Grafton District, York Co., VA. He was a farmer in 1870, a sailor in 1880, and an oysterman in 1900. The 1910 census for Grafton Dist., York Co., VA, listed Ann as head of household, widowed, with sons Ralph and Joseph, and Ralph’s 2 children living with her, and 6 of her 10 children still living. All the children of John and Ann were born in VA, probably all in Gloucester Co.
Children - Graves
+7. Pocahontas Graves, b. Sept. 1866, m. Robert J. Hornsby, c. 1886.
+8. Ralph Graves, b. July 1867, m. Mattie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1893.
9. John Graves, b.c. 1871.
10. Sarah L. Graves, b.c. 1875.
11. Delancy Graves, b. March 1876, m. Lula E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑. In the 1930 census for Grafton Dist., York Co., VA. No children in 1930.
12. Martha Graves, b.c. 1879.
13. Ellie Graves, b. April 1881.
14. Joseph W. Graves, b. March 1883.
CHILDREN OF MARTHA E. GRAVES (2)
Louisa Ellen Thompson (6) was born in 1863 in VA. She first married Edward Williams in York Co., VA. She married second James A. Davenport about 1894 in York Co., VA. He was born about 1873 in NC. Louisa and James were in the 1910 census for Grafton Dist., York Co., VA. He was a farmer in 1910. (R‑1)
Children - Williams
15. Frederick Mitchell Williams, b.c. 1882. He was an oysterman in 1910.
16. Anna Lee Williams
17. Edward Creighton Williams, b.c. 1884. He was a farmer in 1910.
Children - Davenport
18. Eva Ellen Davenport, b.c. 1895.
19. Myrtle Louise Davenport, b.c. 1898.
+20. Rosa Robin Davenport, b.c. 1900, m. Paul Wallace Hornsby, c. 1921.
CHILDREN OF JOHN GRAVES (3) AND ANN J. ------
Pocahontas Graves (7) was born in Sept. 1866 in VA, probably Gloucester Co. She married Robert J. Hornsby about 1886. He was born in Feb. 1867 in VA. They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Grafton Dist., York Co., VA. He was a house carpenter in 1900 and a merchant selling general merchandise in 1910. In 1900, 3 of their 4 children were still living. All their children were born in VA.
Children – Hornsby
21. John W. Hornsby, b.c. 1889. He was a boatman on a packet boat in 1910.
22. Linda M. Hornsby, b. April 1896.
23. Robert J. Hornsby, b. April 1899.
24. Thomas Hornsby, b.c. 1901.
25. Swanson Hornsby, b.c. 1906.
Ralph Graves (8) was born in July 1867 in VA, probably Gloucester Co. He married Mattie ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1893. She was born in April 1876 in VA, and died before 1910. They were in the 1900 census for Grafton Dist., York Co., VA, when he was a fisherman, and all of their 4 children were still living. He was a widower and an oysterman in the 1910 census for Grafton Dist., York Co., VA, and he, his brother Joseph, and his oldest 3 children, were living with his widowed mother. In the 1930 census for Grafton Dist., York Co., VA, he was a tax collector for York Co., and his son Willis was living with him, working as an automobile salesman.
Children – Graves
26. Flossie A. Graves, b. Sept. 1893.
27. Josie C. Graves, b. Oct. 1895.
28. Willie (or Willis or William) A. Graves, b. Aug. 1897, not married in 1930.
29. Milton Graves, b. Sept. 1899.
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