Rev. 24 Dec. 2015, Gen. 145







John Graves (1) was born about 1735.  He moved to Halifax Co., VA in 1771.  Some sources have stated that he moved from Spotsylvania Co., VA, but this seems to be in error, according to Mrs. W. E. Mayberry.  The only John Graves of Spotsylvania Co. she has found is a descendant of Capt. Thomas Graves' son Francis.

Two of his sons, Easom (or Esom) and Reuben, moved to Jackson Co., TN about 1800.

In Family Puzzlers, p. 14, issue no. 837, Nov. 3, 1983, is a query about three brothers, John, Esom, and Jonas Born, born about 1760, who were from Germany.  This raises the possibility that Esom is a German name and that this family has German connections (possibly through John Graves' wife?).

The family of Alva Graves (genealogy 140) was apparently connected with this family.  Alva was probably a grandson of John Graves, probably a son of William Graves (#6), but possibly of Winfield Graves (#7).

DNA analysis has proven that this part of the Graves family is closely related to Beverly Graves (genealogy 217) and Archibald Pratt Graves (genealogy 851).  It is also believed that it is closely related to Archibald Graves of NC & Pike Co., AL (genealogy 63) and others.  (R‑2, R‑4)

Children - Graves[1]

+2.   Reuben Graves, b. 23 May 1760, m. Elizabeth Yarbrough, 28 Nov. 1786.

+3.   Esom Graves, b.c. 1764, m. Judith Parrott, 11 Jan. 1787, d. 1843.

    4.  Polly Graves, m. Akin Roberts, 1794.

    5.  Frances Graves, m. Jon Shepard.

    6.  William Graves, m. Rebeckah East, 27 March 1781.

    7.  Winfield Graves






Reuben Graves (2) was born 23 May 1760 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, and died after 2 Oct. 1832.  He married Elizabeth Yarbrough on 28 Nov. 1786.  He may have secondly married Rhoda ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

From Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, vol. II:FM: “Graves, Reuben, S-3408, Virginia Line, sol lived in Halifax County, Virginia enl, sol was born 23 May 1760 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, in 1805 he moved to Wartrace Creek in Jackson County, Tennessee and he applied there 2 October 1832 aged 72.  Rhoda former widow W3542, MA line, See Silas Ball.”  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

+8.   Rice Graves, b.c. 1790-92, m. Candice ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    9.  Harrison Graves

    10.   Patsey Graves, b. 1790, never married, d. 1850.  Bur. Graves and Teele Graveyard (Jackson Co., TN).

+11.   Marshall Graves, b.c. 1794, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. bef. 1850.

    12.   Nancy Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Moreland.

    13.   Lucy Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Sweezy.

+14.   Edna Graves, b. 20 Aug. 1797, m. George Teele, d. 10 Oct. 1854.


Esom (or Easom) Graves (3) was born about 1764, probably in Halifax Co., Va., and died in 1843 in Tenn.  He married Judith Parrott, daughter of John Parrott and Ruth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 11 Jan. 1787 in Halifax Co., Va.  She was born about 1776.

Their marriage was recorded in the Daily Marriage Book of Halifax Co., Va.  The will of John Parrott, father of Judith, dated Feb. 18, 1777, Book 1, page 181, lists children of John and Ruth Parrott.  A deed in Halifax Co., Va. shows that John Parrott owned 240 acres on Lawson Creek in that county.  Records of Oct. Court, 1795, show John Graves sold 47-3/4 acres to Reaves adjoining land of "Esham" Graves.  The clerk misspelled many other words in the deed, in addition to Esom's name.

Esom and Judith moved to Tenn. about 1800.  Court records of Dec. 15, 1800 for Smith Co., Tenn. show his election as grand juror.  Deeds of 1800 and 1808, Smith Co., Tenn., show him owning land on the north side of Cumberland on the water of Wartrace Creek.

A Smith Co., Tenn. deed shows Reuben Graves owning land adjoining that of Esom Graves.  A petition for Overton Co., Tenn., established 1806, lists Esom Graves, Beman Graves, Reuben Graves, Charles Graves, and John Graves.  Esom Graves was listed in the 1820 and 1830 censuses for Smith Co., Tenn.  (R‑2, R‑4)

Children - Graves

+15.   Beaman Graves, b. 13 Jan. 1788, m. Susannah Pate, 25 Aug. 1814, d. 12 July 1865.

    16.   Jeremiah Graves, b. 1790.

+17.   John Parrott Graves, b. 1792, m. Sarah Huse Barton, c. 1827, d.c. 1858.

+18.   Parasidia Graves, b. 1794, m. Booker Pate, c. 1825.

    19.   Henry Michelberry Graves, b. 1796.

+20.   Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1798, m. John Burke, d. 1834.

+21.   Mary M. Graves, b.c. 1800 (or 31 Jan. 1795), m. Joel L. Holliday, 25 Jan. 1825, d. 17 Sept. 1875.

+22.   James Logan Graves, b. 8 Feb. 1803, m. Sarah Howard Holloman, 1828, d. 14 March 1874.






Rice Graves (8) was born about 1790-92 in VA, and died after 1860.  He married Candice ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1800 in NC, and also died after 1860.  It is not known when Rice married Candice, but he is listed as head of household in the 1820 Jackson Co., TN census.  This family was recorded on the Wilson Co., TN censuses for 1830, 1840, 1850 (Fifth Civil District, p. 363), and 1860.  Her name is spelled Candas in the 1850 census.

Rice and his family are said to have moved to Hot Spring Co., Territory of Arkansas, about 1833-35.  (This doesn’t seem likely if he was still in the TN census in 1860.)

The will of Rice Graves was written 26 Feb. 1873, and recorded 24 April 1876 in the Wilson Co., TN court.  As Candice was not mentioned, it is assumed she died before then.  He did not mention son Thomas, who was in the 1850 Wilson Co., TN census as age 18.  He was the right age to be in the Civil War, and it is assumed he had died, perhaps in the war, before the will was written.  The reason his daughter Lucy was mentioned is because she left 2 children who were to receive her share of the estate.  The sale of his inventory was recorded 22 Aug. 1876.  The children listed below are from Rice’s will and census records.  All the children were born in TN, probably Wilson Co.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

+23.   William Harrison Graves, b. 18 Jan. 1819, m. Amelia Cunningham, 24 May 1845, d. 17 July 1874.

    24.   Edna A. Graves, b.c. 1824-1825; no marriage record found; in father’s household at age 36.

+25.   Lucy E. Graves, b.c. 1827, m. Thomas W. Dean, 25 Aug. 1854.

+26.   Matilda Graves, b.c. 1830, m(1) James H. Chandler, 28 April 1853, m(2) William H. Chandler, 29 Dec. 1855.

    27.   Thomas Graves, b.c. 1832, d. before 26 Feb. 1873.

    28.   Reubin Alexander Graves, b.c. 1836-1838, never married.  Was executor of his father’s will.  Was called Alexander in the 1850 census.

+29.   Martha E. Graves, b.c 1839, m. Robert Page, 5 Sept. 1865.

+30.   Sarah Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1845, m. William B. Taylor, 14 Sept. 1871.


Marshall Graves (11) was born about 1794.  His wife’s name is not known.  His children were buried in the Graves and Teele Graveyard in Jackson Co., TN.  They were referred to as the orphaned niece and nephews of Edna Graves Teele.  (R‑202)

Children - Graves

    31.   Marshall Graves, Jr., b. 1823, d. 1867.  He was serving in the TN Legislature at the time of his death.

    32.   Sidney Graves, b. 1825, d. 29 Jan. 1852.

    33.   Susannah Graves, b. 1828, d. 16 May 1844.


Edna Graves (14) was born 20 Aug. 1797 in VA, and died 10 Oct. 1854.  She married George Teele, son of Adam Teele, on 29 April 1839.  He was born 19 Sept. 1791 and died 9 April 1847.  He fought in the War of 1812.  They were buried in Graves and Teele Graveyard, Jackson Co., TN.  (R‑202)

Children - Teele

    34.   Elvira Elizabeth Teele, b. 29 July 1840, m. Wade Hampton Graves (#43), 1 Jan. 1857, d. 22 Jan. 1912.  See #43 for descendants.



Beaman (or Beamon or Beman) Graves (15) was born 13 Jan. 1788 in Halifax Co., VA, and died 12 July 1865 at Little Salt Lick Creek, Smith Co., TN.  He married Susannah Pate, daughter of Stephen Pate and Susannah Martin, on 25 Aug. 1814.  She was born May 1792, and died 26 Sept. 1891 (or 1892[2]) at Little Salt Lick Creek.

The will of Beman Graves was filed Sept. 4, 1865 in Smith Co., TN.  Other records include a deed in 1871, Smith Co., Tenn.; land survey, 1825-1898, Smith Co., Tenn.; inventory of estate, 1871, Smith Co., Tenn.  The 1870 U.S. census of Smith Co., Tenn. listed "Snooky" Graves, age 80; Susannah Graves in later years was called "Snooky".

The 1850 census for Smith Co., TN, listed in dwelling 607 Beaman Graves, 61, farmer, born VA, Susannah Graves, 57, born VA, and children Wade H., 18, Henry M., 15, and Ireph (?) Ann, 5, all born in TN.  Next door in dwelling 608 was son Jeremiah Graves, 27, born TN, and his family.  Nearby, in dwelling 595, was probable daughter Mariah Frances Wheeler, 28, wife of Rowland Wheeler, 34, and their two children, Elvira S. Wheeler, 5, and Charlotte S. Wheeler, 2 months.

The 1830 census for Smith Co., TN, page 90, dwelling 1608, listed Beaman Graves: 2 males under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 40-50 (Beaman), 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, and 1 female 20-30 (wife with wrong age).  The 1840 census for Smith Co., TN, page 236, listed Bemon Graves: 2 males 5-10, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 15-20, and 1 female 40-50.  It appears that there is one more daughter in the following list than shown by the census results, possibly indicating that Mariah was not a daughter.  Another possibility is that Armennilla died young and was not listed in the censuses.

The 1830 census records also indicate that there was a son born 1825-1830 who was not previously included in the list of children.  That son was not in the household of Beaman Graves in 1840, but there was a William L. Graves of the correct age in Smith Co., TN in 1840.  He was listed on page 252 of that census with 1 male under 5, 1 male 15-20 (him), 1 female under 5, and 1 female 15-20 (his wife).  He could not be found in the 1850 census, and it is suggested that he may have died.  The 5 year old female in the household of Beaman Graves in 1850 may be William’s daughter.  (R‑4, R‑20)

Children - Graves

+35.   Cassandra Pate Graves, b.c. 1821, m. James R. Ray.

+36.   Mariah Frances Graves, b.c. 1822, m. Rowland Wheeler.

+37.   Jeremiah Graves, b.c. 1823, m. Nancy J. McFarland.

+38.   Octavos Graves, b. 3 April 1823, m. Elvira Thaxton, 6 June 1855, d. 4 July 1861.

    39.   Armennilla Graves, d.c. at age 15.

    40.   William L. Graves, b.c. 1825, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, possibly d. by 1850.  1 son, b. 1835-40, 1 dau., b. 1835-40, and possibly 1 dau., b.c. 1845.

    41.   John Gassaway Graves, d.c. age 18 (Smith Co., TN).

    42.   Sarah (“Sally”) Graves, b. 15 June 1828 (or 1824), m. Lafayette Draper, d. 1903.

+43.   Wade Hampton Graves, b. 10 Nov. 1832, m. Elvira Elizabeth Teele, 1 Jan. 1857, d. 28 Aug. 1901.

    44.   Henry Michelberry Graves, b.c. 1835, m. Virginia Pate, d. 1865.  He d. during the Civil War and was buried in Richmond, VA.  She was dau. of Jubal Early Pate and Martha ("Patsy") Holliday.


John Parrott Graves (17) was born 1792, probably in Halifax Co., VA, and died about 1858 in White Co., TN, just north of Sparta.  He married Sarah Huse Barton about 1827.  She was born about 1806 in MA, and died in 1859 in Hilham, Overton Co., TN (close to the Cumberland River, about 15 miles south of the KY border).  Her parents were Rev. Titus Theodore Barton (b. 17 Feb. 1766 in Granby, MA, d. 1827 in IL) and Ruth Huse (b. 1769 in Granby, MA, d. 1853 in Jacksonville, IL).

The family was listed in the 1850 census for White Co., TN, 12 district, page 79, dwelling 1056: John P. Graves, 51, Sarah H., 44, Richard, 20, Thadeus C., 19, Ann Eliza, 17, Bertha, 15, Sarah, 12, Clementine, 10.  All the children were born in TN.  It is not known why two children were named Clementine.  Living next door in 1850 in dwelling 1057 was William P. Lee, Clementine, and their 3 oldest children.  (R‑2, R‑4)

Children - Graves

+45.   Clementine Graves, b.c. 1827, m. William Parrott Lee.

+46.   Richard McConnell Graves, b. 4 Dec. 1829, m. Elizabeth H. Walker, 30 Oct. 1850, d. 14 Jan. 1908.

+47.   Thaddeus Constantine Graves, b. Oct. 1831, m. Nancy Elizabeth Chilcutt, c. 1849, d. after 1889.

+48.   Adliza Graves, b. 1833, m. Samuel Snodgrass, 1853.

+49.   Ruth Barton Graves, b. 19 Aug. 1835, m. George Fletcher Jackson, 17 Aug. 1854, d. 25 July 1901.

    50.   Sarah Graves, b.c. 1838.

    51.   Clementine Graves, b.c. 1840.


Parasida (or Parsetta) Graves (18) was born about 1794 (or 1792) in Halifax Co., VA.  She married Booker Pate, son of Stephen Allison Pate and Susannah (“Polly”) Martin, about 1825.  He was born 1794-1803 in VA, and died in April 1850.  (R‑21)

Children - Pate

    52.   Evelene Pate, b.c. 1826.

    53.   Squire Pate, b.c. 1832.

    54.   Wade Hampton Pate, b.c. 1834.

    55.   Tabitha Pate, b.c. 1835.

    56.   Don C. Pate, b.c. 1838.

    57.   Harriet Pate, b.c. 1839.

    58.   Richard Vine Pate, b.c. 1843.

    59.   Elizabeth Pate, b.c. 1845.

    60.   Tillitha Pate, b.c. 1847.


Elizabeth Graves (20) was born in Va., and died about 1834 in Jackson Co., Tenn.  She married John Burke, son of William Burke.  He was born about 1784 in Albemarle Co., Va., and died 6 June 1842 in Gainesboro, Jackson Co., Tenn.  He secondly married Jane Bucham on 23 Sept. 1835.

It has also been stated that Lucy Graves married William C. Burke (or Burks), and that they were the parents of Esom Logan Burke.  However, the relationship of Elizabeth Graves and John Burke as the parents was researched by Kathy Austin of Aurora, Colo.  Her information is from claim of widow for service pension, War of 1812; Smith Co., Tenn., newspaper of 19 Aug. 1842, where Jane asked for server of heirs; census records; and Caroline Burke who was a daughter of Franklin Parrott Burke and knew some of the people personally.

The children listed below may not be in the proper age order.  They were probably all born in Jackson Co., Tenn.  (R‑5)

Children - Burke

    61.   Henry F. Burke

    62.   James F. Burke

    63.   Mary ("Polly") Burke, b. 12 Jan. 1813 (Flynn's Lick, Jackson Co., Tenn.), m. William Green Darwin, 21 Feb. 1833.

    64.   Elizabeth Burke, m. Tom Simpson.  This may be the Elizabeth Simpson, 35, married to Thompson R. Simpson, 44, in the 1850 census for Pontotoc Co., MS.

    65.   Elvira Leonidas Burke

    66.   John Graves Burke, b. 13 Nov. 1818, m. Lucy Moore.

    67.   William Carrol Burke, b.c. 1819, m. Hannah ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  This may be the William Burke, 33, in the 1850 census of Pontotoc Co., MS, but that William is married to Lucinda, 29.

    68.   America Ornealo Burke

    69.   Milly Jane Burke

+70.   Esom Logan Burke, b. 3 May 1822, m. Harriett Munday, 23 March 1859, d. 18 April 1877.

+71.   Parizida Burke, b.c. 1824, m. William Washington Moore.

+72.   Francis Marion Burke, b. 26 Sept. 1825, m(1) Sarah H. Shephard, 3 Jan. 1850, m(2) Ella Moran, 5 March 1879, d. 1 Dec. 1912.

+73.   Franklin Parrott Burke, b. 21 Sept. 1828, m. Catherine Keener, 2 Oct. 1851, d. 17 Feb. 1923.

    74.   Nancy Burke, b. 1830.


Mary M. Graves (21) was born about 1800 (or 31 Jan, 1795) in Halifax Co., VA, and died 17 Sept. 1875 in Saline Co., IL.  She married Joel L. Holliday, son of Joel Holladay and Sarah King, on 25 Jan. 1825 in Jackson, Madison Co., TN.  He was born 15 May 1795 in Bedford, Bedford Co., VA, and died 21 Jan. 1884 in Galatia, Saline Co., IL.  They were in the 1840 census for Equality, Gallatin Co., IL, and the unknown children listed below are from that census.  They were in the 1850 census for Saline Twp., Saline Co., IL, when he was a carpenter.  All their children were born in IL.  (R‑21)

Children - Holliday

    75.   Son, b. 1820-1825.

    76.   Son, b. 1830-1835.

+77.   David King Holliday, b. 15 May 1832, m. Millie Elizabeth Anderson, 8 Jan. 1854, d. 7 May 1899.

    78.   James H. Holliday, b.c. 1835.

    79.   Mary L. Holliday, b.c. 1836.

    80.   Joel J. Holliday, b.c. 1838.

    81.   son, b. 1835-1840, probably died in infancy, since not in 1850 census.


James Logan Graves (22) was born 8 Feb. 1803 (or 1804) in in Halifax, Halifax Co., VA, and died 14 March 1874 in Weston, Platte Co., MO.  He married Sarah Howard Holloman (or Holliman or hollaman) in 1828 in Highland, Jackson Co., TN.  She was born in 1804 in Wilson Co., TN, and died 29 Aug. 1884 in Weston, Platte Co., MO.  She was supposedly of Dutch ancestry.

James and Sarah were in the 1870 census for Platte Co., MO, page 495, dwelling 1393. He was listed as age 64, farmer, and she was listed as age 62, both born in TN.  In the 1880 census for Marshall, Platte Co., TN, Sarah was in the household of her son Christopher, and her age was given as 76.  (R‑12, R‑26)

Children - Graves

+82.   Leonidas M. Graves, b.c. 1830, m(1) Martha B. Powell, m(2) Maggie M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 30 Dec. 1894.

+83.   Ira Ellis Graves, b. 10 Oct. 1831, m. Cynthia Ann Lovelady, 18 Feb. 1860, d. 30 April 1915.

+84.   William Gwinn Graves, b. 27 Sept. 1833, m(1) Phoebe Kincaid, 12 Aug. 1855,  m(2) Ella M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 22 March 1914.

+85.   Serena C. Graves, b. 17 June 1838, m. Joel M. Owens.

+86.   Christopher Columbus Graves, b.c. 1841, m. Nancy Siler.

+87.   Marquis Delafayette Graves, b. 18 Jan. 1843, m. Elosia F. Clark, d. 14 March 1879.

    88.   Newton G. Graves, b.c. 1845, m. Louise Wells.  Newton was in the 1870 census for Platte Co., MO, dwelling 1493, listed as age 25, farmer, no family living with him.

    89.   Sarah H. Graves






William Harrison Graves (23), called Harrison, was born 18 Jan. 1819 in Jackson Co., TN, and died 17 July 1874 in the Prattsville-Sheridan area of Grant Co., AR.  He married Amelia (or Permelia, called "Millie" of “Milly”) Cunningham, daughter of Samuel and Margaret Cunningham, on 24 May 1845 in Saline Co., AR.  She was born 9 Nov. 1829 in Jackson Co., TN, and died 24 June 1900.  They and all their children were buried in the Graves Cem., Grant Co., AR.  Census records and the Graves Cem. inscriptions show that they had 5 known children.  All their children were born in AR.

The Graves family was listed in Sulphur Springs Twp., Montgomery Co., AR in the 1850 census, and in South Fork Twp., Montgomery Co., AR in the 1860 census.  Land records show Wm. H. Graves entered land May 1, 1856 in the NW SE part of Section 15 T2S R24W 40 acres.  Samuel Cunningham had entered land 11-1-1848 SE NE S15 T2S R24W 40 ac. & also 10-10-1856 SW SW S14 T2S R24W.  The McKinney Cemetery, where Samuel and his daughter Cynthia Cunningham and her family is buried, is on the homestead, NE ¼ of S15, on the north bank of Lake Ouachita.  William H. and Amelia sold 240 acres, all in S15 T2S R15W, to David Mayberry for $4000 on 26 Dec. 1863.

The Graves family moved to Grant Co. between the 1860 and 1870 census (Grant Co. was formed from Jefferson, Saline and Hot Springs counties in 1869).  The 1870 census shows them living in Davis Twp.  Amelia was living with her son Thomas and his family in the 1880 census for Merry Greene Twp., Grant Co., AR.  Amelia indicated in the 1880 census that her father was born in VA and her mother in SC.  Land entry records show William H. Graves, homestead original, NW NW S36 T4S R14W, 40 ac., recorded 4-14-1906; the Grant Co. deed records show that Thomas Graves claimed this land as sole heir of William H. Graves.

Amelia Graves, 48, of Merry Greene Twp., secondly married Asa Baucurn (?), 74, of Franklin Twp., Grant Co., AR, on 10 Dec. 1882.  (Much of the information on this family was gathered by Harold Dean Davis or Benton, AR, as part of a family history book, The Samuel & Margaret Cunningham Family, and was sent by R‑6.)  (R‑6, R‑7)

Children - Graves

    90.   Samuel R. Graves, b. 15 Aug. 1847, d. 22 Feb. 1875.

+91.   Thomas Jefferson Graves, b. 15 Sept. 1849, m. Martha Mellissia McDonald, d. 15 April 1920.

    92.   Marshall A. Graves, b. 25 June 1851, d. 3 Aug. 1876.

    93.   Candice (or Candis) S. Graves, b. 1 Sept. 1855, d. 18 March 1877.

    94.   U. L. Graves, b. 31 Jan. 1861, d. 10 July 1868.


Lucy E. Graves (25) was born about 1827 in TN.  It was said by R‑6 that she died before April 1876, but she was in the 1880 census, so that obviously isn’t correct.  She married Thomas W. Dean, son of Pilot Dean and Susannah Pistole, on 25 Aug. 1854.  He was born about 1833 in TN.

He was in the 1850 census for North of Cumberland and East of Caney Fork Rivers, Smith Co., TN, with his parents.  Lucy and Thomas were in the 1870 census for Jackson Twp., Johnson Co., MO, with his mother living with them.  They were in the 1880 census for Big Creek Twp., Henry Co., MO.  In both censuses, Susan F. Bennett, b.c. 1867 in MO, was living with them as a ward.  He was a farmer.  The first 2 children listed below were born in TN, and the others in MO.

Children - Dean

    95.   Susan C. Dean, b.c. 1855.

    96.   Martha V. F. Dean, b.c. 1860.

    97.   George B. Dean, b.c. 1864.

    98.   Alonzo C. Dean, b.c. 1866.


Matilda Graves (26) was born about 1827 or 1830 in TN.  She first married James H. Chandler on 28 April 1853.  She married second William H. Chandler on 29 Dec. 1855.  He was born about 1802 in TN.  They were in the 1880 census for District 15, Robertson Co., TN, page 5A, with daughter Susie and her husband Sam living with them.

Children - Chandler

    99.   Susie Chandler, b.c. 1863 (TN), m. Sam Briley.  He was b.c. 1857 in TN.


Martha E. Graves (29) was born about 1839 or 1840 in TN.  She married Robert Page on 5 Sept. 1865.  He was born about 1823 in TN.  He was a farmer.  They were in the 1880 census for Wilson Co., TN, page 404B.  Both their children were born in TN.

Children - Page

    100.    Fannie Lee Page, b.c. 1866.

    101.    Robert Page, b.c. 1868.


Sarah Elizabeth Graves (30) was born about 1845 in TN.  She married William B. Taylor on 14 Sept. 1871.  He was born about 1845 in TN.  They were in the 1880 census for Wilson Co., TN, page 372C, where she was listed as Elizabeth.  (Since the 1880 census listed her father as born in GA and her mother in NC, perhaps this is not the right family.)

Children - Taylor

    102.    William M. Taylor, b.c. 1877.

    103.    Thomas B. Taylor, b.c. 1879.



Cassandra (“Puss”) Pate Graves (35) was born about 1821 in TN.  Her middle name was given as Pate by R‑4 and as Mudd by R‑13.  She married James R. Ray, son of George Raulston Ray and Elizabeth Dycus.  He was born 17 Oct. 1819 in Jackson Co., TN.  They were in the 1850 census for Smith Co., TN, house 720, two houses away from brother Octavius in house 718.  James and Cassandra were in the 1880 census for Dist. 3, Jackson Co., TN, page 293C, with son Wade living with them.  All their children were born in TN, probably in Smith Co.  (R‑13)

Children - Ray

+104.    Jeremiah Ray, b. May 1839, m. Elizabeth Sloan, d. 24 Jan. 1910.

    105.    Armamilla Ray, b.c. 1843.

    106.    Leonidas M. Ray, b.c. 1846.

    107.    Sarah J. Ray, b.c. 1848.

    108.    Wade Hampton Ray, b.c. 1850.


Mariah Frances Graves (36) was born about 1822 in TN.  She married Rowland Wheeler.  He was born about 1816.  There is no known proof that Mariah was a daughter of Beman Graves.  The 1850 census for Smith Co., TN, shows Beaman Graves as household 607 and Rowland Wheeler as household 595, so they lived very close to each other.  An LDS record also gives Beman as the father of Mariah.  Both their children were born in TN.  (R‑14)

Children - Wheeler

    109.    Elvira S. Wheeler, b.c. 1845.

    110.    Charlotte S. Wheeler, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  Had descendants.


Jeremiah (“Jerry”) Graves (37) was born about 1823 in TN.  He married Nancy Jane McFarland.  She was born about 1825 in LA.  They were in the 1850 census for Smith Co., TN, house 608, living next door to his parents in house 607.  Nancy and their last 7 children were in the 1860 census for Rush, Buchanan Co., MO, and Jeremiah wasn’t in the household.  He was a farmer.  Their first child was born in LA, the next 3 in TN, and the last 4 in MO.  (R‑24)

Children - Graves

    111.    William Graves, b.c. 1840.

    112.    Henry A. Graves, b.c. 1842-1844.

+113.    Laura Jane Graves, b.c. 1846-1848, m. David Louis Harned.

    114.    James Harry Graves, b.c. 1849.

    115.    John P. Graves, b.c. 1853.

    116.    Ira Ellis Graves, b.c.1855.

+117.    Alpheus Lewis Graves, b. 18 Aug. 1857, m. Flora Brown, c. 1890, d. 25 May 1925.

    118.    Jeremiah Floyd Graves, b.c. 1859.


Octavos ("Tobe") Graves (38) was born 3 April 1823 and died 4 July 1861, both at Little Salt Lick Creek, Smith Co., TN.  He married Elvira Thaxton (or Thackston?) on 6 June 1855.  She was born 8 July 1835 and died 12 June 1920, both in Smith Co., TN.  Octavos was listed in the 1850 census of Smith Co., TN, page 264, living with the Hogg family (family 718).  He was listed as Octavius Graves, age 27, laborer, and nearby neighbors included the Pate and Ray families.

In inventory of 1865-1874, Smith Co., Tenn., D. A. West was appointed guardian of John B. Graves and Susan O. Graves, children of Octavos Graves, deceased.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

+119.    John Beman Graves, b. 12 July 1857, m(1) Clarkie Dillard, m(2) Belle Zeldra Duke, 31 Dec. 1891, d. 30 July 1936.

    120.    Susan O. Graves


Wade Hampton Graves (43) was born 10 Nov. 1832 in TN, and died 28 Aug. 1901.  He married Elvira Elizabeth Teele, daughter of George Teele and Edna Graves (#14).  Elvira was born 29 July 1840 in TN, and died 22 Jan. 1912.  They were buried in the Graves and Teele Graveyard, Jackson Co., TN.  This family was recorded on the 1860 census in Jackson Co., TN; their children were born in TN.  (R‑15, R‑20)

Children - Graves

    121.    Infant daughter, b. and d. 1859.

    122.    Bernetta (“Nettie”) Susan Graves, b. 7 April 1860, m(1) James Radford Draper, 7 Dec. 1879, m(2) J. W. Draper, 18 Jan. 1891, m(3) J. A. Montgomery, 1 Nov. 1916, m(4) James R. Richmond, 28 Nov. 1920, d. 14 Nov. 1954.  James Radford Draper was b. 8 March 1859 and d. 8 April 1888.

    123.    Josephine Graves, b. 27 April 1862, d. 9 July 1862.  Bur. Graves and Teele Graveyard.

    124.    Cortez Henry Graves, b. 21 March 1864, d. 5 Jan. 1874.  Bur. Graves and Teele Graveyard.

+125.    George Beamon Graves, b. 14 Jan. 1868, m. Ann Tryphena Carver, 26 Nov. 1901, d. 1959.

    126.    Lee Hatton Graves, b. 3 March 1872, d. 28 Feb. 1875.  Bur. Graves and Teele Graveyard.

+127.    Verlena Edna Graves, b. 17 Aug. 1875, m. Joseph J. Pate, 25 July 1895.



Clementine Graves (45) was born about 1827-1829 in TN.  She married William Parrott Lee.  He was born about 1819 in TN.  He was a farmer.  They were in the 1850 (page 79), 1860 (page 93), 1870 (page 397), and 1880 (page 495B) censuses for district 12, White Co., TN.  All their children were born in TN, probably White Co.

Children - Lee

    128.    Sarah Angeline Lee, b. 20 Jan. 1845, m. Alamanda Bradford Richardson, 27 Dec. 1865, d. 12 April 1867..

    129.    Eliza (or Eloise) Lee, b.c. 1847.  She was listed as Eliza in 1850 and Eloise in 1860.

    130.    Emily Lee, b.c. 1849.

    131.    Thaddeus Lee, b.c. 1851.

    132.    Rutha (or Ruth A.) Lee, b.c. 1858.

    133.    James A. Lee, b.c. 1862.

    134.    Mary Lee, b.c. 1862.  Twin of James.

    135.    Thomas L. Lee, b.c. 1870.


Richard McConnell Graves (46) was born 4 Dec. 1829 and died 14 Jan. 1908.  He married Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) H. Walker, daughter of James Hill Walker and Elizabeth D. ("Betsy") Snodgrass, on 30 Oct. 1850.  She was born 16 Jan. 1830 and died 16 June 1915.  They were both buried in Britton Cem., Ellis Co., TX.

There is a will in Ellis Co., TX for a Margaret Walker Collins with W. L. Graves as administrator.  Carl Graves owed her money.  W. L. Graves may be Lafayette Graves, and Margaret and Carl are probably his siblings.

They were in the 1860 and 1870 censuses for Johnson Co., TX.  They were living next to his sister Adeliza Snodgrass in 1860.  They were in the 1880 census for Tarrant Co., TX, with children Alice, William and Samuel still at home, and granddaughter Sarah E. Whaley, 6, living with them.  He was a farmer.  Their first 2 children were born in TN, and all the others in TX.  (R‑2, R‑11)

Children - Graves

    136.    John P. Graves, b.c. 1853.

    137.    Cassandra Graves, b.c. 1857.

    138.    Tennessee Graves, b.c. Dec. 1859.

    139.    Sarah E. Graves, b.c. 1861.

    140.    Alice Graves, b.c. 1863.

    141.    William Lafayette Graves, b.c. 1866.

    142.    Samuel C. Graves, b.c. 1868.


Thaddeus (or Thadeus) Constantine Graves (47) was born in Oct. 1831 in TN, probably Sparta, and died before the 1910 census.  He married Nancy Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Chilcutt about 1849.  She was born in March 1837[3] in TN.  Thaddeus was proprietor of a dry goods (clothing) store, Thad Graves & Sons, in Mansfield, TX.  They were in the 1860 census for Johnson Co., TX, living next to the families of his brother Richard and his sister Adeliza.  They were in the 1880 census[4] for Tarrant Co., TX.  They were in the 1900 census for Tarrant Co., TX, with only son Ben still at home, and all 7 of their children still living.  Nancy was a widow in the 1910 census for Tarrant Co., TX, living with her son Ben.  Thaddeus was a farmer in 1860, a dry goods merchant in 1880, and a farmer in 1900.  Their first child was born in TN, the next 5 in Johnson Co., TX, and the last in Mansfield, Tarrant Co., TX (just north of Johnson Co.).  (R‑2, R‑9, R‑22)

Children - Graves

+143.    Richard W. Graves, b. Oct. 1857, m. Lula M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1887.

+144.    John Hugh Graves, b. 17 Oct. 1859, m. Emma L. Thornton, 17 Feb. 1891, d. 30 Jan. 1941.

    145.    Cullen P. Graves, b.c. 1863, m. Mary L. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was b.c. 1878 in TX.  They were in the 1910 census for Tarrant Co., TX, when she had 1 child, but not stated whether it was still living, or how long they had been married.

+146.    William Lyons Graves, b. 30 Sept. 1865, m. Effie House, 23 Dec. 1890, d. 3 March 1931.

+147.    Maude Graves, b. Sept. 1868, m. Zill T. Harlan, c. 1885.

+148.    Commodore P. Graves, b. April 1870, m. Becky ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1895.

+149.    Benjamin Bruce Graves, b. Sept. 1873, m. Gula Ann House, 1900, d. 1950.


Adliza (or Adeliza) Graves (48) was born about 1833 in TN.  She married Samuel Snodgrass[5] in 1853 in White Co., TN.  He was born about 1830 in TN.  They were in the 1860 census for Johnson Co., TX, when her widowed sister Ruth and her children were living with them, living next to her brother Richard Graves.  Samuel was a farmer.  Their first 3 children were born in TN, and the others in TX.  (R‑2, R‑9)

Children - Snodgrass[6]

    150.    James Thomas (or L.) Snodgrass, b.c. 1854.

    151.    John Graves Snodgrass, b.c. 1856.

    152.    William Lafayette Snodgrass, b.c. 1858.

    153.    David Crockett Snodgrass

+154.    Serma Clementine Snodgrass, b. 1861, m. Drury Cooper Waller, 1878.

    155.    Richard Columbus Snodgrass


Ruth (or Rutha or Ruthy or Ruthay) Barton Graves (49) was born 19 Aug. 1835, and died 25 July 1901 in Worthat (could this be Wortham, Navarro Co.?), Texas. She married George Fletcher Jackson on 17 Aug. 1854.  George may have died by 1860, since Ruth was in the 1860 census for Johnson Co., TX, listed as spinster, with her 3 children, living with the family of her sister Adeliza.  Her first 2 children were born in TN and the third in TX.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Jackson

    156.    John Parrott Jackson, b.c. 1855.

    157.    Marion P. Jackson, b.c. 1857.

    158.    Samuel Abraham Jackson, b.c. Oct. 1859.



Esom (or Esum or Easom) Logan Burke (70) was born 3 May 1822 in Jackson Co., Tenn., and died 18 April 1877 in Wilson Co., Tenn.  He married Harriett Munday on 23 March 1859 in Wilson Co.  She was born in 1832 in Tenn., and died 5 March 1891 in Wilson Co., Tenn.  They were both buried in a country graveyard west of Hunter's Point Pike, north of Lebanon, Wilson Co., Tenn.  He was in the 1850 census for Wilson Co., TN, as head of household, with his sister Parasida and her husband and childfren living with him.  They were in the 1860 census for Wilson Co., TN.  Harriet was in the 1880 census for Wilson Co., TN, with all children except William and Parasida.  Esom was a farmer.  All their children were born in Wilson Co., TN.  (R‑5)

Children - Burke

+159.    William Logan Burke, b. 5 Jan. 1860, m. Bettie Morgan Trice, 30 Dec. 1886, d. 9 Nov. 1899.

    160.    John Pate Burke, b.c. 1862.

    161.    Parasida Burke, b.c. 1863.

    162.    James Robert Burke, b. 13 Nov. 1866, d. 6 Feb. 1954.

    163.    Sarah Eula Burke, b. 9 Dec. 1869, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Woolard, d. 20 Sept. 1944.

    164.    Franklin P. Burke, b.c. 1872.


Parazida (or Parasida) Burke (71) was born about 1824 in TN, probably in Jackson Co.  She married William Washington Moore.  He was born about 1824 in VA.  They were in the 1850 census for Wilson Co., TN, living with her brother Esom.

Children - Moore

    165.    James Moore, b.c. 1849 (TN).


Francis Marion Burke (72) was born 26 Sept. 1825 and died 1 Dec. 1912.  He first married Sarah H. Shephard on 3 Jan. 1850.  He married second Ella Moran on 5 March 1879.  (R‑19)

Children - Burke

+166.    Mahalia Parrisetta Burke, b. 14 Nov. 1852, m. Orlando Bodeman Coleman, 12 Oct. 1871, d. 1 Feb. 1946.


Franklin Parrott Burke (73) was born 21 Sept. 1828 in TN, probably in Jackson Co., and died 17 Feb. 1923.  He married Catherine Keener on 2 Oct. 1851.  She was born about 1834 in PA.  They were in the 1860 census for Polk Twp., DeKalb Co., MO.  They were in the 1870 and 1880 censuses for Grant Twp., DeKalb Co., MO.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in MO.

Children - Burke

    167.    William F. Burke, b.c. 1853.

    168.    Malissa A. Burke, b.c. 1855.

    169.    Sarah A. burke, b.c. 1856.

    170.    Lillie M. Burke, b.c. 1858.

    171.    Nancy Mary Burke, b.c. March 1860.

    172.    Lucy C. Burke, b.c. 1864.

    173.    Laura Ella Burke, b.c. 1866.

    174.    Marion I. Burke, b.c. 1867.

    175.    Rosa E. Burke, b.c. Sept. 1869.  Had paralysis, according to 1880 census.

    176.    Frances A. Burke, b.c. 1872.



David King Holliday (or Holiday) (77) was born 15 May 1832 in Equality, Gallatin Co., IL, and died 7 May 1899 in Winona, Shannon Co., MO.  He married Millie Elizabeth Anderson, daughter of John Paul Anderson and Eliza Karnes, on 8 Jan. 1854 in Saline, IL.  She was born 10 March 1836 in Shawneetown, Gallatin Co., IL, and died 19 Dec. 1888 in Winona, Shannon Co., MO.  They were in the 1870 census for Carter Twp., Carter Co., MO, when he was working at a sawmill.  They were in the 1880 census for Pike Creek Twp., Shannon Co., MO.  Their first 5 children were born in IL, and the others in MO.  (R‑21)

Children - Holliday

    177.    Mary E. Holliday, b.c. 1856.

+178.    Rachel Jane Holliday, b.c. 1857, m. Andrew Dailey, c. 1888.

    179.    John M. Holliday, b.c. 1858.

    180.    Andrew J. Holliday, b.c. 1859.

    181.    Elvia (or Elary) A. Holliday, b.c. 1863.

    182.    Jane (or Harriet A.) Holliday, b.c. 1868.

    183.    Columbus Holliday, b.c. 1871.

    184.    Edward M. Holliday, b.c. 1873.



Leonidas M. Graves (82) was born about 1830 in TN, and died 30 Dec. 1894.  He first married Martha B. Powell.  She was born about 1842 in IN.  He married second Maggie M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1852 in MO.  The family was in the 1880 census for Marshall, Platte Co., MO, page 6C, with wife Martha.  They were in the 1870 census for Platte Co., MO, page 495, living next door to his brother Ira, with Martha shown as wife of Leonidas.  All the children were born in MO.

Children - Graves, prob. by Martha B. Powell

    185.    Albert Graves, b.c. 1857.

    186.    Alice Graves, b.c. 1859.

    187.    Annie Graves, b.c. 1860.

    188.    Mollie J. Graves, b.c. 1861.

    189.    William J. Graves, b.c. 1863-1864.

    190.    Delila V. (or Sallie) Graves, b.c. 1865.  The 1870 census listed Sallie and the 1880 census listed Delia V.

    191.    Christopher Graves, b.c. 1869.

    192.    Mattie L. Graves, b.c. 1872.

Children - Graves, prob. by Maggie M. ------

    193.    Hugh E. Graves, b.c. 1879.


Ira Ellis Graves (83) was born 10 Oct. 1831 in TN, and died 30 April 1915.  He married Cynthia Ann Lovelady on 18 Feb. 1860.  She was born about 1842 in TN.  They were in the 1880 census for Marshall, Platte Co., MO, page 9B, with her listed as Syntha.  They were in the 1870 census for Platte Co., MO, page 495, household 1395.  All their children were born in MO.  (R‑17)

Children - Graves

    194.    Lula (or Azabat) Graves, b.c. 1862.  The 1870 census listed her as Azabat and the 1880 census gave Lula.

    195.    James S. Graves, b.c. 1863.

    196.    Juda (or Judah) Graves, b.c. 1865.

    197.    Sarah (“Sada”) Howard Graves, b.c. 1867.

    198.    Jackson (“Jack”) Graves, b.c. 1869.

+199.    Estella Belle Graves, b. 17 Oct. 1870, m. Edward Davis Smith, 6 July 1892, d. 6 July 1963.

    200.    Joel Graves, b.c. 1873.

    201.    Maud Graves, b.c. 1875.

    202.    John Graves, b.c. 1878.


William Gwinn Graves (84) was born 27 Sept. 1833 in TN, and died 22 March 1914.  He first married Phoebe Kincaid on 12 Aug. 1855.  She was born about 1837 in KY.  He married second Ella M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1853 in Maine.  Both her parents were born in Maine.  William was a farmer.  The family was in the 1880 census for Marshall, Platte Co., MO, page 9A, with wife Ella M.  All the children were born in MO.  Also living with them in 1880 was William’s nephew James Owens, age 13, son of his sister Serena.  They were in the 1870 census for Platte Co., MO, page 495, wife wife Phoebe.

Children - Graves, by Phoebe Kincaid

    203.    Sarah (“Sally”) Graves, b.c. 1858.

    204.    Bell Graves, b.c. 1860.

+205.    Nancy W. Graves, b. 2 Sept. 1861, m. Allen A. Hillix, 16 Dec. 1882, d. 12 March 1884.

    206.    Proffit (or Robert E.) Graves, b.c. 1866.  The 1880 census showed him as Proffit and the 1870 census listed Robert E., b.c. 1865.

    207.    Hattie Graves, b.c. 1870.

    208.    June Graves, b.c. 1872.

    209.    George Graves, b.c. 1874.

Children - Graves, prob. by Ella M. ------

    210.    Willie Graves, b. 1880.


Serena C. Graves (85) was born 17 June 1838.  She married Joel M. Owens.  He was born 22 July 1832 in Lewis Co., KY.  Both their children were born in Platte Co., MO.  One or both of the parents may have died by 1880, since the 1880 census showed Lizzie living with her brother Christopher, and James living with her brother William.  (R‑18)

Children - Owens

    211.    Lizzie Owens, b.c. 1863.

    212.    James Owens, b.c. 1867.


Christopher Columbus Graves (86) was born about 1841 in TN.  He married Nancy Siler.  She was born about 1850 in MO.  The family was in the 1880 census for Marshall, Platte Co., MO, page 9A.  He was a farmer.  Also living with them in 1880 was Christopher’s mother Sarah, and his niece Lizzie Owens, daughter of his sister Serena.  All their children were born in MO.

Children - Graves

    213.    Lula Graves, b.c. 1875.

    214.    Adelia Graves, b.c. 1877.

    215.    Lena L. Graves, b.c. 1878.


Marquis Delafayette (or LaFayette) Graves (87) was born 18 Jan. 1843 and died 14 March 1879.  He married Elosia F. Clark.  She was born 9 Aug. 1845 in MO, and died 20 Dec. 1897 in Blaine Co., OK.  (R‑26)

Children - Graves

    216.    Serena Graves, b.c. 1866.

+217.    Josiah Dee Graves, b. 27 Aug. 1868, m. Mary Bellamy, 12 May 1896, d. 27 Jan. 1950.

    218.    Newton Graves, b.c. 1870, d. 1912.

    219.    Richie Graves, b. and d. 1874.

    220.    Mary Graves, b. and d. 1874.

    221.    Elosia F. Graves, b.c. 1875, d. 1897.

    222.    Ora Graves, b. and d. 1879.

    223.    Nora Graves, b.c. 1879, d. 1913.

    224.    Eleie Graves






Thomas Jefferson Graves (91) was born 15 Sept. 1849 in Merry Green, Grant Co., AR, and died 15 April 1920.  He was a farmer in Sheridan, Grant Co., AR.  He married Martha Mellissia McDonald, daughter of John McDonald (b. in NC) and Annie ‑‑‑‑‑‑ (b. in AL).  She was born 13 Jan. 1852 in MS, and died 20 July 1905.  She was first married to Mr. Madison (?).  The family was listed in the 1880 census for Grant Co., AR, which showed the first 3 children born in AR.  It is believed that all the children were born in Sheridan, AR.

Mrs. Cansada Haney said that for health reasons the family moved to higher country.  He was then a farmer and a blacksmith near the small town of Lonsdale, AR.

Mrs. Haney said "Friday was "fasting" day.  All the men brought their work for my grandfather to do -- shoe horses, sharpen plows, mend harnesses for horses.  They fasted 1 hour, left him the work to do, and went back to their fields to work the crops."  (R‑6, R‑7, R‑8)

Children - Graves

    225.    William W. W. (or William H. H.) ("Will" or "Willie") Graves, b. 7 Jan. 1874.  A family story is that Willie was accused of a crime he alleged not to have comitted.  He disappeared, became a fugitive, and was never heard of again.

+226.    Victoria Graves, b. 25 Sept. 1877, m. James Rufus McDougald, 30 Dec. 1891, d. 13 Oct. 1959.

    227.    Mary Amanda Graves (called Amanda), b. 25 Nov. 1879, d. 11 Feb. 1885.

+228.    John Jefferson Graves, b. 28 June 1882, m. Effie (Twiss?), d. 11 Jan. 1973.

+229.    Hester Amelia Graves, b. 20 Aug. 1884, m. Clarence S. Twiss, d. 3 Jan. 1910.

+230.    Thomas Alonzo Graves, b. 24 Oct. 1886, m. Emma Olena Mote, 12 Dec. 1909, d. 16 June 1940.

    231.    Sina Candace (or Candice) Maybel Graves (called Sina), b. 6 July 1889, m. Silas B. Crawford (or Cranford), d. 7 May 1975.  Bur. Pleasant Valley Cem., Hot Springs Co., AR.  Lived in Hot Springs, AR.  He was b. 20 June 1874, d. 20 Jan. 1935, bur. Ten Mile Cem., Saline Co., AR.  No children.

+232.    Martha Josephine Graves, b. 23 Dec. 1891, m. August C. Twiss, 9 Aug. 1908.



Jeremiah Ray (104) was born in May 1839 and died 24 Jan. 1910, both in Jackson Co., TN.  He married Elizabeth Sloan.  She was born about 1839 in TN.  (R‑13)

Children - Ray

    233.    Lavina Ray, b.c. 1859.

    234.    Cassandra Ray, b.c. 1860.

    235.    Leonidas Ray, b.c. 1862.

+236.    John Henry Ray, b.c. 1863, m. Susan Alice Porterfield, d. 1940.

    237.    Lucy Ray, b.c. 1866.

    238.    Sarah Ray, b.c. 1868.

    239.    Almeda Ray, b.c. 1869.

    240.    James Oliver Ray, b.c. 1870.

    241.    Margaret Louise Ray, b. 5 Jan. 1871.

    242.    Winton Ray, b. Oct. 1873.



Laura Jane Graves (113) was born 1846-1849 in TN.  She married David Louis Harned.  He was born about 1839 in MO, and died in 1919.  Their first 3 children were born in MO, and the next 3 in KS.  (R‑24)

Children - Harned

    243.    Clara Harned, b.c. 1864.

    244.    Viola Harned, b.c. 1866.

    245.    Nancy J. Harned, b.c. 1868.

    246.    Ida Harned, b.c. 1873.

    247.    David Louis Harned, b.c. 1875.

    248.    Effa Harned, b.c. 1876.


Alpheus Lewis Graves (117), called Lewis of Louis, was born 18 Aug. 1857[7] in TN, and died 25 May 1925.  He married Flora Brown about 1890.  She was born in Dec. 1863 in Canada.  Both her parents were from Scotland.  Louis and Flora were in the 1900 census for Tuolumne Co., CA.  They were in the 1910 census for San Francisco, CA.  All their children were born in CA.  (R‑25)

Children - Graves

    249.    Laura F. Graves, b. Aug. 1891.

    250.    Katherine B. Graves, b. Aug. 1892.

    251.    Agnes Eva Graves, b. Nov. 1896.

    252.    Dougald L. Graves, b. June 1898.

    253.    Ira M. Graves, b. Dec. 1899.

    254.    Donalda M. Graves, b.c. 1905.



John Beman Graves (119) was born 12 July 1857 in Smith Co., Tenn., and died 30 July 1936 in Cookeville, Tenn. The 1870 U.S. census for Smith Co. showed him living with the Thackstons.  He first married Clarkie Dillard.  She died without having any children.  He secondly married Belle Zeldra Duke on 31 Dec. 1891 (?) in Jackson Co., Tenn.  She was born 3 June 1870 in Jackson Co., and died 17 May 1948 in Cookeville, Tenn.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

+255.    Essie Mary Graves, b. 16 July 1893, m. Henry Nevils Foster, 4 Sept. 1918.



George Beamon Graves (125) was born 14 Jan. 1868 in TN, and died in 1959 in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN.  He married Ann Tryphena Carver on 26 Nov. 1901.  She was born 23 Feb. 1878 in TN.  This family was recorded on the 1910 census in Jackson Co., TN and the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Davidson Co., TN.  (R‑15, R‑20)

Children - Graves

    256.    Martha Ann Graves, b.c. 1907.

+257.    Anne Elizabeth Graves, b. 24 Sept. 1912, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Kirkpatrick, d. 10 Jan. 1982.


Verlena Edna Graves (127) was born 17 Aug. 1875 in TN, and died after 1930.  She married Joseph J. Pate on 25 July 1895.  He was born about 1871 in TN.  This family was recorded on the 1900 and 1910 censuses in Jackson Co., TN and the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Davidson Co., TN; their children were born in TN.  (R‑15, R‑20)

Children - Pate

+258.    Earl Graves Pate, b. 14 June 1896, m. Frieda B. Hays, 6 Jan. 1919, d. Oct. 1985.

    259.    Willie George Pate, b. 5 Oct. 1897, d. 28 July 1902.

+260.    John Henry Pate, b. 29 June 1899, m. Adeline B. Hays, 14 May 1925.

    261.    Alberta B. Pate, b.c. 1913.



Dr. Richard W. Graves (143) was born in Oct. 1857 in TN.  He married Lula M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1887.  She was born in June 1857 in TX.  They were in the 1900 census for Eagle Fort, Dallas Co., TX.  She had been married before, since her 4 children by her previous marriage were in their household.  He was in the 1910 census for Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, with his son, Cullen, and 3 step-children, Henry W., James F., and Lula M. Kennard (or Kinnard).  He and son Cullen were in the 1920 census for Dallas, TX.  He was a physician.

Children - Graves

    262.    Cullen P. Graves, b.c. 1892 (TX).  He was listed as T. C. (probably for his grandfather) in the 1900 census but as Cullen P. in the later censuses.


John Hugh (or Huey)[8] Graves (144) was born 17 Oct. 1859 in TN (or near Paris, TX), died 30 Jan. 1941 in Fort Worth, TX, and was buried 31 Jan. 1941 in Mt. Hope Cem., Anson, TX.  He married Emma L. Thornton, daughter of William Alexander Thornton and Josephine Smith, on 17 Feb. 1891 in Mansfield, TX[9].  She was born 12 Aug. 1869 and died 6 Sept. 1934.  They were Methodist, one of 12 families that built and paid for the Fairview Methodist Church, Plainview community, Jones Co., TX, from cotton crops of 1905.  The church still stands, not in use today, but well preserved, for annual cemetery working and services on that day.  John was a partner with his father in the dry goods business of Thad Graves & Son in Mansfield, TX[10].  He was also a farmer.  He was a Mason.  In 1920 they moved to Anson, TX, and they were both buried in Mount Hope Cem., Anson.  (R‑9, R‑10)

Children - Graves

+263.    Harold Mathison Graves, b. 2 Dec. 1893, m. Naomi Ethel Conner, 21 May 1918, d. 1 Sept. 1962.

+264.    Fred Graves, b. 23 Dec. 1894, m(1) Myrah B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Billie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    265.    Alvin Graves, b. 5 Jan. 1898, d. 17 Jan. 1898.


Williams Lyons Graves (146) was born 30 Sept. 1865 in Johnson Co., TX, and died 3 March 1931 in Midland, Midland Co., TX.  He married Effie House, daughter of Samuel Cope House and Susan Caroline Boydstun, on 23 Dec. 1890 in Tarrant Co., TX.  She was born 12 Sept. 1871 in Mansfield, Tarrant Co., TX, and died 21 Feb. 1926 in Midland, Midland Co., TX.  Their first 4 children were born in Mansfield, Tarrant Co., TX, and the last one in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.  (R‑22)

Children - Graves

    266.    Elma Frances Graves, 12 Nov. 1891, never married.

    267.    Beulah Graves, b. 6 Sept. 1893, m. Charles Brown, 26 Jan. 1927.  No children.  Living in Midland, TX in 1983.

+268.    Susan Graves, b. 18 May 1896, m. Calvin Noble, 11 Jan. 1920.

    269.    Henry Graves, b. 12 June 1898, d. 18 June 1912 (train accident in OK).

    270.    Dick Graves, b. 23 Feb. 1903, d. 1952.


Maude Graves (147) was born in Sept. 1868 in TX.  She married Zill T. Harlan, son of George Harlan and P. J. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, about 1885.  He was born in July 1860 in TX.  He was in the 1880 census for Falls Co., TX, with his parents.  They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Marlin, Falls Co., TX  All 3 of their children were living in both years.  He was a lawyer.  All their children were born in TX.

Children - Harlan

    271.    Carlie Harlan, b. July 1885.

    272.    Constance A. Harlan, b. Oct. 1887.

    273.    Bessie G. Harlan, b. Jan. 1890.


Commodore P. Graves (148) was born in April 1870 in Johnson Co., TX.  He married Becky ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1895.  She was born in Sept. 1872 in TX.  They were in the 1900 census for Tarrant Co., TX, when 1 of their 2 children were living.  He was a farmer.

Children - Graves

    274.    T. C. Graves (son, probably named for his grandfather), b. May 1898 (TX).


Benjamin (“Ben”) Bruce Graves (149) was born in Sept. 1873 and died in 1950, both in Mansfield, Tarrant Co., TX.  He married Gula Ann House, daughter of Wade House and Emma ‑‑‑‑‑‑, in 1900 (after the 1900 census).  She was born in 1876 in Pilot Point, Denton Co., TX, and died in 1974 in Mansfield, Tarrant Co., TX.  They were both buried in Mansfield Cem., Mansfield, TX.  She was in the 1880 census for Ennis, Ellis Co., TX, with her parents.  They were in the 1910 census for Tarrant Co., TX, with his widowed mother living with them.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in Tarrant Co., TX.  (R‑23).

Children - Graves

    275.    Dixie Elizabeth Graves, b. 1902, d. 1904 (Tarrant Co., TX).

    276.    John House Graves, b. 4 Dec. 1904, d. 10 Sept. 1980 (Fort Worth, TX).

    277.    Mable Maude Graves, b. 1910, m. Forrest B. Spence, 1935, d. after 1996 (Port Arthur, TX).

    278.    Lela Josephine Graves, b. 1916, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Newby.  Lived in Fort Worth, TX.



Serma Clementine Snodgrass (154) was born in 1861 in Johnson Co., Texas.  She married Drury Cooper Waller in 1878.  (R‑2)

Children - Waller

+279.    Ada Earle Waller, b. 1879, m. Samuel Byrd Rutledge, 1897.



William Logan Burke (159) was born 5 Jan. 1860 in Lebanon, Wilson Co., Tenn., died 9 Nov. 1899 in Waco, McLennan Co., Texas, and was buried in Waco.  He was sheriff, probably of McLennan Co., Texas.  He married Bettie Morgan Trice, daughter of Charles Foster Trice and Mary Ann Powell, on 30 Dec. 1886 in Waco.  She was born 9 May 1863 in Lebanon, Tenn., died 22 Aug. 1906 in Waco, and was buried in Waco.  She secondly married Sam W. Whaley.  (R‑5)

Children - Burke

+280.    William Logan Burke, b. 28 March 1888, m. Ida Louise Hannefield, 24 Jan. 1909, d. 28 March 1961.

    281.    Ollie May Burke, b. 1894, d. 27 Aug. 1895.



Mahalia Parrisetta Burke (166) was born 14 Nov. 1852 in Union, IL, and died 1 Feb. 1946 in McKinney, Collin Co., TX.  She married Orlands Bodeman Coleman, son of James T. Coleman and Almira E. Talkington, on 12 Oct. 1871 in Collin Co., TX.  He was born 29 July 1850 in Logan Co., KY, and died 4 March 1930 in McKinney, Collin Co., TX.  They were both buried in Wear Cem., McKinney, Collin Co., TX.  All their children were born in Collin Co., TX.  (R‑19)

Children - Coleman

    282.    Nannie Belle Coleman, b. 6 Aug. 1875, d. 23 Jan. 1878 (Collin Co., TX).

    283.    Jim M. Coleman, b. 27 July 1872, m. Susie V. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 22 April 1938.  She was b. 19 Feb. 1871 and d. 16 Nov. 1939.

+284.    Sarah Almira Coleman, b. 31 Dec. 1873, m. Edwin Lewis, 12 April 1892, d. 16 May 1967.



Rachel Jane Holliday (or Holiday) (178) was born about 1857 in IL.  She married Andrew Dailey about 1888.  He was born about 1841 in IN.  They were in the 1900 census for Winona Twp., Shannon Co., MO, and George was their only child.  Andrew was a farmer.  (R‑21)

Children - Dailey

    285.    George Homer Dailey, b. 21 Jan. 1890, d. 18 Feb. 1970.



Estella (or Estell) Belle Graves (199) was born 17 Oct. 1870 in Weston, Platte Co., MO, and died 6 July 1963 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO.  She married Edward Davis (“Dee”) Smith on 6 July 1892 in Platte Co., MO.  (R‑17)

Children - Smith

    286.    Exa Beatrice Smith, b. 18 July 1893, m. Stanley Rogers, d. 27 Jan. 1968 (Orange Co., CA).



Nancy (“Nannie”) W. Graves (205) was born 2 Sept. 1861 in MO, died 12 March 1884 in Weston, Platte Co., MO, and was buried 14 March 1884 in Platte Co., MO.  She married Allen A. Hillix, son of William Walker Hillix and Ellen Rebecca Whittington, on 16 Dec. 1882 in Weston, MO.  He was born 29 June 1861, died 9 July 1940, and was buried at Camden Point, all in Platte Co., MO.  (R‑16)

Children - Hillix

    287.    Mable G. Hillix, b. 12 March 1884 (Weston, Platte Co., MO), d. 13 March 1884 (Platte Co., MO).



Josiah Dee Graves (217) was born 27 Aug. 1868 and died 27 Jan. 1950, both in Easton, Buchanan Co., MO.  He married Mary Bellamy on 12 May 1896.  She was born 1 May 1874 in Newton, Harvey Co., KS, and died 22 May 1950.  They were in the 1900 census for Canadian, Blaine Co., OK, with his brother Newton, unmarried, living with them.  They were in the 1910-1940 censuses for Odell, Harper Co., KS.  Their first 7 chldren were born in OK, and the others in KS.  (R‑26)

Children - Graves

    288.    Lafayette Graves, b. Feb. 1897 (OK), d. June 2000 (Haysville, Sedgwick Co., KS).

    289.    Louis Graves, b. June 1898 (OK).

    290.    Elcie Graves, b. 17 Feb. 1900 (Geary, Blaine Co., OK), d. 7 April 1900 (OK).

    291.    Frank Roy Graves, b. 11 March 1901 (OK), m. Wilda ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 30 Dec. 1995 (Danville, Harper Co., KS).

+292.    Margie Graves, b. 9 Aug. 1902, m. Otis Irwin White, c. 1921, d. 28 May 1949.

+293.    David Lavell Graves, b. 1 Feb. 1904, m. Myrtle Rubie Gire, d. 28 Oct. 1995.

+294.    Leona Graves, b. 23 Dec. 1905, m(1) Asher Francis Robinson, m(2) Lawrence George Jahns, d. 14 Oct. 2001.

    295.    Della Graves, b. 16 April 1907 (KS), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Robinson, d. 20 March 1999 (AZ or NM).

+296.    Joseph Graves, b. 7 July 1909 (KS), m. Almeda ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 17 June 1984.

    297.    Eugene Graves, b. 1 June 1911 (KS), m. Charlotte Helen Baur, d. 28 July 1959 (Los Angeles, CA).  Not with family in 1930 census.  Charlotte was b.c. 1918 in MO.  They were in the 1940 census for Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA, living with his in-laws Walter M. and Clara B. Imler.

    298.    Geneva Graves, b.c. 1913 (KS).

    299.    Elosa F. (“Fannie”) Graves, b.c. 1916 (KS).

    300.    Newton B. Graves, b.c. 1919 (KS), d. Sacramento, CA.

    301.    daughter






Victoria (“Vick”) Graves (226) was born 25 Sept. 1877 in Sheridan, Grant Co., AR, and died 13 Oct. 1959 in Magnet Cove, Hot Spring Co., AR.  She married James Rufus McDougal (or McDougald?[11]) on 30 Dec. 1891 in Sheridan, Grant Co., AR.  He was born in 1861 in AR, and died in 1914 or 1915.  They were both buried at the Ten Mile Cem., Saline Co., AR.  James first married Mrs. Mary E. Williams on 25 June 1882 in Hot Springs Co., AR.

Vick was a member of the Big Creek Baptist Church, Hot Springs Co., in 1899.  They were living in Fenter Twp. in 1900, and in Big Creek Twp. in 1910.  The Heritage, VIII, p. 8, has a photo of Victoria and her children at their home in the Gourneck community.  (R‑6, R‑7, R‑8)

Children - McDougal

    302.    F. F. McDougal, b. 31 Oct. 1892, d. 17 Nov. 1894.  Bur. Graves Cem., Grant Co., AR.

+303.    John Thomas McDougal, b. 14 March 1893, m(1) Louie McCallister (or Hughes?), m(2) Velma E. Smoke, d. 15 Dec. 1968.

+304.    James Payton McDougal, b. 1 Oct. 1895, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 15 Aug. 1971.

+305.    Alonzo Carroll McDougal, b. 17 Aug. 1897, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 28 May 1974.

+306.    Samuel McDougal, b. May 1899, m. Minnie Lee Lawrence, d. 1938.

    307.    Frances M. McDougal, b. 5 March 1902, m. Jim Cash, d. 24 Jan. 1954.  Bur. Fairplay Cem., Saline Co., AR.

    308.    Clarence D. McDougal, b. 18 Sept. 1904 (Sheridan, Grant Co., AR), m. Georgia Jones, 1951, d. 9 Jan. 1962.  Bur. Oakridge Cem., Malvern, AR.  1 stepson, Ed Jones.

+309.    Alberta L. McDougal, b. 21 Oct. 1906, m. John Richard Phelps.

+310.    Ruby Beatrice McDougal, b. 16 July 1965, m. Johnnie R. Smoke, d. 16 Nov. 1977.

    311.    Cansada McDougal, b. 23 Aug. 1911 (Rayburn, AR), m. Edward Haney.  1990 address: 5510 Avenue H, Austin, TX 78751.  Living in Malvern, AR in 1995.  No children.  Today there is not even a Post Office in Rayburn; it is part of a mail route.

    312.    Lawrence M. McDougal, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1995 (Hot Springs, AR).  1990 address: 407 Bates St., Hot Springs, AR 71913.  2 children.


John Jefferson (or F.) Graves (228) was born 28 June 1882 and died 11 Jan. 1873.  He married Effie Twiss (?).  They moved to Florida.  Two of their children were buried on their farm at Gourd Neck Community, AR.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

    313.    Rosa Graves, b. and d. 27 July 1912.  Bur. Ten Mile Cem., Saline Co., AR.

    314.    Nellie Graves, b. and d. 16 Aug. 1913.  Bur. Ten Mile Cem., Saline Co., AR.

    315.    Gladys Graves

    316.    Richard Graves


Hester Ann (or Amelia) Graves (229), called “Dolly”, was born 20 Aug. 1884 in Grant Co., AR, and died 3 Jan. 1910 (?).  She married Clarence S. Twiss (or Twist?) in Plattsville, AR.  He was born in 1877 in TX.  The 1910 census for Davis Twp., Grant Co., AR, listed C. S. Twiss as widower, age 33.  He married as his second wife Ida O. Jordon on 12 June 1910, with T. J. Graves as security.  Ida, daughter of Rebecca McDonald Jordon Graves was living with her mother and T. J. Graves in 1910.  (R‑6)

Children - Twiss

    317.    Herbert Twiss, b. 1908

    318.    Stella R. Twiss, b. 1909 (Grant Co., AR).


Thomas Alonzo Graves (230) was born 24 Oct. 1886 in Sheridan, Grant Co., AR, died 16 June 1940, and was buried at Ten Mile Cem., 10 Mile Creek, Saline Co., just off Highway 70N, east of Hot Springs, AR.  He married Emma Olena Mote, daughter of Ezekiel Lee Mote and Julia Grooms, on 12 Dec. 1909 in Grant Co., AR.  Ezekiel was a Methodist minister in Sheridan, AR.  Emma was still living in Magnet Cove, AR in 1990 with her youngest daughter Lavada.  Emma was born 7 Aug. 1891, died 6 June 1992, and was also buried at Ten Mile Cem.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

+319.    James Virgil Graves, b. 5 Feb. 1911, m. Pearl L. Cooke, d. 14 June 1971.

+320.    Doris Pearl Graves, b. 5 May 1917, m. Jesse M. Tackett, d. 6 June 1986.

+321.    Homer Preston Graves, b. 12 May 1919, m(1) Nellie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Dorothy Marie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 20 July 1988.

+322.    Odis Odell Graves, b. 9 Sept. 1921, m. Mrs. Jessie Pope Morgan, d. 2 Dec. 1985.  Bur. at Ten Mile Cem.[12] He served as a sgt. in the U.S. Army in World War II.  His wife had 2 daughters by her previous marriage, Trudy Joyce Morgan, m(1) Ronnie Smith, m(2) J. M. Green, and Sandra Sue Morgan, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) W. T. Pollard, living in MS in 1984.

    323.    Willard Alonzo Graves; living in 1986 in TX, and in 1988 in Lonsdale, AR.

    324.    Robert Clarence Graves, b. 26 Feb. 1925, m. Martha Brown, d. 1 Sept. 1970.

    325.    Lois Virginia Graves, b. 19 Dec. 1927, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Herrington.

+326.    Lavada Olina Graves, b. 29 Jan. 1934, m(1) Dewey L. Daniels, 1953, m(2) Billy F. Jones.


Martha Josephine (or Jane) Graves (232), called “Josie”, was born 23 Dec. (or Sept.) 1891 in Grant Co., AR.  She married August E. Twiss on 9 Aug. 1908 in Grant Co., AR.  He was born in 1890 in TX.[13]  They were in the 1910 census for Davis Twp., Grant Co., AR, household 191, with daughter Emmar, and August’s father S. L., 76, widowed, NY, NY, NY.  They were in the 1920 census for Bartow, Polk Co., FL.  Cansade McDougal Haney on 25 July 1995 said Josie and August had 5 children, and moved to Florida.  Their first child was born in AR, and the others in FL.  He was in the 1940 census for Marion Co., FL, with what appears to be his second wife.  (R‑6)

Children - Twiss

    327.    Emma Twiss, b. 1909.

    328.    Selby Twiss, b.c. 1913.

    329.    Neomi Twiss, b.c. 1915.

    330.    Lawrence Twiss, b.c. 1919.

    331.    child



John Henry Ray (236) was born about 1863 in Jackson Co., TN, and died in 1940.  He married Susan Alice Porterfield, called Alice.  She was born about 1866 and died in 1954.  They were both buried in Maple Hill Cem., Portland, Sumner Co., TN.  They were in the 1920 census for Sumner Co., TN.  (R‑13)

Children - Ray

    332.    Oliver Ray, b. TN.

    333.    Ott Ray

    334.    Bascal F. Ray, b. 7 March 1895 (TN or KY).

+335.    Wilson Bedford Ray, b. 8 March 1895, m. Ethel Elizabeth Barber, 1924, d. 30 Sept. 1983.

    336.    Grace Ray, b.c. 1901 (KY), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Minnis.

    337.    Ola Ray, b.c. 1905 (TN).

    338.    William Delmar (or Delbert) Ray, b. 28 Oct. 1909, d. 1931 (Portland, TN, at the home of his sister Grace).



Essie Mary Graves (255) was born 16 July 1893 in Jackson Co., TN.  She married Henry Nevils Foster on 4 Sept. 1918 in Cookeville, Tenn.  He was born 24 April 1892 and died 4 Feb. 1963, both in Cookeville.  Both their children were born in Cookeville.  (R‑4)

Children - Foster

+339.    Charlene Graves Foster, b. 11 July 1923, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hutcherson.

+340.    Jane Graves Foster, b. 2 Aug. 1928, m. William Eugene Mayberry, 29 Dec. 1953.



Anne Elizabeth Graves (257) was born 24 Sept. 1912 in TN, and died 10 Jan. 1982.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Kirkpatrick.  (R‑15)

Children - Kirkpatrick

    341.    son, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Wellingham.  2 children.

    342.    daughter, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Crockett.  1 child.



Earl Graves Pate (258) was born 14 June 1896 in TN, and died in Oct. 1985 according to the SSDI; his last residence was Madison, Davidson Co., TN.  He married Frieda Bethman Hays, daughter of George Robert Hays and Almeda Adeline Carver, on 6 Jan. 1919.  She was on 4 March 1896 in TN, and died in Aug. 1973 according to the SSDI; her last residence was also Madison, TN.  (R‑15, R‑20)

Children - Pate

    343.    Miriam Louell Pate, b. 12 Oct. 1919.

    344.    Earl Graves Pate, Jr., b. 4 June 1923.

    345.    Frieda Jean Pate, b. 25 Nov. 1924.

    346.    Lloyd Whitefield Pate, b. 26 July 1926.


John Henry Pate (260) was born 29 June 1899 in TN.  He married Adeline Beatrice Hays, daughter of George Robert Hays and Almeda Adeline Carver, on 14 May 1925.  She was born 12 Oct. 1902 in TN, and died in Jan. 1986 according to the SSDI; her last residence was Hendersonville, Sumner Co., TN.  This family was recorded on the 1930 census in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN; their children were born in TN.  (R‑15, R‑20)

Children - Pate

    347.    Joe Henry Pate, b. 28 March 1926.

    348.    Virginia Adeline Pate, b. 31 May 1928.

    349.    Robert Hays Pate, b. 12 Oct. 1929.



Harold Mathison Graves (263) was born 2 Dec. 1893 in Mansfield, Tarrant Co., TX, and died 1 Sept. 1962 in Abilene, TX.  He married Naomi Ethel Conner[14], called Ethel, daughter of Charles Washington Conner and Delilah Josephine Eply, on 21 May[15] 1918 in First Christian Church, Fort Worth, TX.  She was born 10 Dec. 1887 in Escokta (or Eskota?), Fisher Co., TX, and died 15 March 1974 in Roswell, Chaves Co., NM.  They were both buried in Mount Hope Cem., Anson, Jones Co., TX.  They both belonged to the Church of Christ.  She attended North Texas State College[16], Denton, TX, 1909-1914[17].  She was a school teacher in Hamlin, TX, and was a housewife.  He was a Private 1st Class in the U.S. Army, 27 May 19—to 19 July 191‑, and was a farmer, sales clerk, and proprietor of a men’s clothing store in Harlingen, TX, 1928-1936.  He moved to Abilene, TX, and was co-owner of Jack’s Men’s Clothing in Abilene until 1962.  (R‑9, R‑10)

Children - Graves

    350.    Charles Henry Graves, b. 3 April 1923 (Baird, Callahan Co., TX), m. Dorothy Dee Neville, 8 April 1941 (Albany, TX).  She was b. 24 Oct. 1923 in Anson, TX.  He was proprietor of a dept. store, Graves and Neville, in Anson, TX, 1943-1983.  He received a B.S. from North Texas State Univ., Denton, TX, 1947.  She was co-owner of Graves and Neville Dept. Store.  She graduated from Hardin Simmons Univ., Abilene, TX, B.S., 1954.  She is a member National Society D.A.R., no. 745077, Rev. ancestors Stephen Treadwell, NC, and William Speights, Jr., NC.  They are both Baptist.  No children.

+351.    Marjorie Louise Graves, b. 9 May 1929, m. Virgil Leo Sowell, 24 May 1946.


Fred Graves (264) was born 23 Dec. 1894, and was buried in Electra, TX.  He first married Myra (or Myrah[18]) B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born in 1898, died in 1930, and was buried in Mount Hope Cem., Anson, Jones Co., TX.  He secondly married Billie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑10)

Children - Graves

    352.    Helen Louise Graves



Susan Graves (268) was born 18 May 1896 in Mansfield, Tarrant Co., TX.  She married Calvin Noble on 11 Jan. 1920.  He died in 1927.  (R‑22)

Children - Noble

    353.    son

    354.    Elma Jean Noble, b. 30 Dec. 1924 (TX).  She lived in Midland, TX half the year, and in Montana the other half.



Ada Earle Waller (279) was born in 1879 in Ellis Co., Texas.  She married Samuel Byrd Rutledge in 1897 in Johnson Co., Texas.  (R‑2)

Children - Rutledge

    355.    Peggy Rutledge, m. Charles Ewing Waterhouse.  1981 address: 1304 Madeline Dr., El Paso, TX 79902.



William Logan Burke (280) was born 28 March 1888 in Robinsonville, McLennan Co., Texas, died 28 March 1961 in Bellaire, Harris Co., Texas, and was buried in Forest Park West, Houston, Harris Co., Texas.  He married Ida Louise Hannefield on 24 Jan. 1909 in Waco, McLennan Co., Texas.  She was born 22 Aug. 1887 in Denison, Grayson Co., Texas, and died 5 April 1974 in Shreveport, La.  He worked in auto sales.  Their first 2 children were born in Waco, and the last one in Fredericksburg, Gillispie Co., Texas.  (R‑5)

Children - Burke

+356.    Ida Burke, b. 12 Aug. 1910, m. James Leigh Rankin, 11 Nov. 1936.

+357.    William Logan Burke, b. 7 May 1914, m(1) Mary Madeline Flint, m(2) Alma ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(3) Lucy Roberta Allen, 28 Oct. 1949, m(4) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 12 Jan. 1975.

    358.    Bettie Artie Burke, b. 11 March 1926, m. Newton Jasper Rogers, 2 July 1948.



Sarah Almira Coleman (284) was born 31 Dec. 1873 and died 16 May 1967, both in Collin Co., TX.  She married Edwin Lewis, son of Felix Grundy Lewis and Louisa Lavina Bryant, on 12 april 1892 in TX.  He was born 29 May 1868 in Old Buckner, Dallas Co., TX, and died 22 March 1955 in McKinney, Collin Co., TX.  They were both buried in Walnut Grove Cem., Collin Co., TX.  At least their first 3 children were born in Walnut Grove, McKinney, Collin Co., TX.  (R‑19)

Children - Lewis

+359.    Clint Marion Lewis, b.c. 1894, m. Mattie Viola Scott.

    360.    Henry Crockett Lewis

    361.    Nola Edna Lewis, b. 16 Nov. 1901, m. Claude Brown, 1 March 1926, d. 19 Oct. 1982 (Garland, TX).  He was b. 25 Dec. 1895, son of Ben Brown and Fanny White.

    362.    Clara Aileen Lewis

    363.    Paul Martin Lewis

    364.    Florence Gertrude Lewis



Margie Graves (292) was born 9 Aug. 1902 in OK, and died 28 May 1949.  She married Otis Irwin White about 1921.  He was born about 1903 in OK.  They were in the 1930 census for Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.  (R‑26)

Children - White

    365.    Irwin White, b.c. 1922 (KS).

    366.    Glydia Marie White, b.c. 1923 (KS).


David Lavell Graves (293) was born 1 Feb. 1904 in OK, and died 28 Oct. 1995 in Fontana, San Bernadino Co., CA.  He married Myrtle Rubie Gire, daughter of Elbert Hiram Gire and Pearl Victoria Smith.  She was born 14 Sept. 1912 in KS, and died 14 Aug. 2000 in Fontana, San Bernardino Co., CA.  (R‑26)

Children - Graves

    367.    Mary Jane Graves, b. 16 May 1933 (KS), m. Donald Wendell McKenney, d. 18 May 1994 (Palm Desert, Riverside Co., CA).  He was b. 22 Jan. 1918, and d. 26 Dec. 2009 in Palm Desert, Riverside Co., CA.  1 son.

    368.    David Lavell Graves, Jr., b.c. 1935 (MO), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. Mentone, San Bernardino Co., CA.  1 son.

    369.    Donald E. Graves, b.c. 1939 (KS), d. KS.

    370.    daughter

    371.    daughter

    372.    son

    373.    son


Leona (“Onie”) Graves (294) was born 23 Dec. 1905 in OK, and died 14 Oct. 2001 in Bellevue, WA.  She married Asher Francis Robinson.  He was born 31 Aug. 1900 in KS, and died 8 June 1931.  (R‑26)

Children - Robinson

    374.    Francis Edgar Robinson, b. 21 April 1925 (Harper Co., KS), d. 23 July 1987 (Elm Creek, Buffalo Co., NE).

    375.    Dale D. Robinson, b. 22 Nov. 1925 (KS), d. May 1981.


Joseph (“Joe”) R. Graves (296) was born 7 July 1909 in KS, and died 17 June 1984.  He married Almeda G. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born 23 Aug. 1919 in OK, and died 16 May 2002.  They were in the 1940 census for Valverde, Sumner Co., KS.

Joseph may have had another child, Bobby Joe Graves, born in 1932 in Conway Springs, Sumner Co., KS.  Bobby was in the 1940 census for Winfield, Cowley Co., KS (sheet 14A, family 344, found on the website), living with his grandparents Jack and Blanche Oversem.  He married Betty Jean Gray.  A son Michael Joe Graves, was born 23 May 1953 in Winfield, KS.  (R‑26)

Children - Graves

    376.    Joyce D. Graves, b.c. 1937 (KS).

    377.    Harold D. Graves, b.c. 1938 (KS).

    378.    Stanley R. Graves, b.c. March 1940 (KS).


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[1] This list of children is from Donna Graves Ferrell, as found by her at her local library, and sent to Col. James R. Graves (R‑6).

[2] The 1892 date is from R‑20.

[3] 1860 census shows age 22.  1860 census, Johnson Co., TX, Alvarado P.O.

[4] 1860 census shows age 22.  1860 census, Johnson Co., TX, Alvarado P.O.

[5] His name was given as Samuel Sanders in the LDS Ancestral File.  The reason for that is not known, since it is clearly Snodgrass in the 1860 census records.  Also, a John Snodgrass is listed as a witness to the marriage of John Huey Graves and Emma Thornton.

[6] The 1860 census, taken Aug. 15, 1860, Johnson Co., P.O. Alvarado, TX, p. 74, household 507-513, lists Samuel Snodgrass, age 31, head of household, Adeliza Snodgrass, age 27, James L. Snodgrass, 6, John G. Snodgrass, 4, William L. Snodgrass, 2, and also a Jackson family group living with them.

[7] The 1860 census gave his age as 3, born about 1857 in TN.  The 1900 census gave his date of birth as Aug. 1857 in TN.  The 1910 census gave his age as 50, born about 1860 in TN.  R‑25 gave his date of birth as 18 Aug. 1860.

[8] R‑9 gave Huey as his middle name, and R‑10 gave Hughes as middle name.

[9] R‑9 gave place of marriage as Mansfield, TX, and R‑10 said near Johnson Station, TX.

[10] R‑10 said the store was in Anson, Jones Co., TX.

[11] The name was generally spelled McDougal, but was spelled McDougald on some headstones and probably on some records.

[12] According to his 1984 obituary.

[13] Their marriage record showed has age as 18.

[14] Her name was given like this by R‑9, but R‑10 gave it as Ethel N. Conner.

[15] R‑10 gave this marriage date as 21 Jan. 1918.

[16] According to R‑10, she graduated in 1910 from North Texas State Normal College.

[17] According to Baird Star, Baird, TX, Aug. 14, 1959.

[18] R‑9 gave this name as Myrah and R‑10 said Myra.