Rev. 28 Feb. 1999, Gen. 174








John Graves (1) died by 1810, as indicated by the marriage of his daughter, Elizabeth Graves. The license also states that she is a daughter of John Graves. John married Peggy ------. Her maiden name may have been Mason or Whitesides. She was born 14 Feb. 1766 and died 9 Jan. 1833.

There was a James Graves, born about 1765, descended from Capt. Thomas Graves of VA, who moved from VA to KY, and had a daughter, Mary Ann, who married William Whitesides. James had a brother John Graves who might have been this John. This John Graves (brother of James) was a son of Thomas Graves and Elizabeth ------ of Culpeper Co., VA, and a grandson of John Graves and Frances ------. John Graves (brother of James) had at least one child, Mary ("Polly") Graves, born about 1797, who married W. W. Graves. It is interesting to note that Thomas Graves (born 1747), an older brother of James and John Graves, may have had a second marriage to a Mary Mason, since the Mason name is connected with the family in this genealogy. If this is the correct John Graves, the descent from Capt. Thomas Graves is: Thomas1, John2, Thomas3, John4, John5 m. Frances ------, Thomas6 m. Elizabeth ------, John7.

Another Graves family that moved from Fayette Co., KY to Cumberland Co., KY was that of Thomas Graves who married Mary Chilton: Thomas1, John2, Thomas3, John4, Thomas5 m. Ann Davenport, Rice6, Thomas7 m. Mary Chilton. Although closely related to the John7 Graves in the preceding paragraph (2nd cousins) this does not seem to be the family of the John Graves who married Peggy.

The names and birth dates of the children listed below are from an old Bible in the possession of Betty W. Hibbs. (R-1, R-2)

Children - Graves

2. Elizabeth Graves, b. 16 March 1788, m. Charles Whitesides, 30 April 1810 (Fayette Co., KY). They had 5 children born in Fayette Co., KY, then moved to Cumberland Co., KY in 1819, and had 5 more children. They then moved to Sangamon Co., IL in 1831.

3. William Graves, b. 7 Feb. 1792.

4. Patty (or Polly?) Graves, b. 17 Jan. 1794.

+5. Nancy Graves, b. 4 Feb. 1796, m. Edmond Clark, 15 Sept. 1817.

6. Thomas Graves, b. 4 April 1799.






Nancy Graves (5) was born 4 Feb. 1796 in Fayette Co., KY. She married Edmond Clark, son of James Clark and Susannah Ellis, on 15 Sept. (or 17 Feb.) 1817 in Fayette Co., KY. He was born 23 March 1789 and died in 1866. His will was made in Edgar Co., IL.

The information on his family is from his will, Bible records, will and settlement of Thomas Ellis, Maple Grove Cem., and Fayette Co., KY court records. (R-2)

Children - Clark

+7. Alexander Clark, b. 1 July 1818 (Oldham Co., KY), m. Nancy Newcomb.

8. Polly Clark, m. ------ Sommerville.

+9. Marinda Clark, b. 17 Aug. 1823, m. Pembroke S. Whitesides, 4 Oct. 1846, d. 1904.

10. James Clark

11. Susan Clark, m. John M. Leggate.

12. Elizabeth Clark, m. William Nuckles.

13. Emily Clark, m. Simpson Thompson.

14. Lucy Clark, m. Lafayette Scott.

15. Granville Clark






Alexander Clark (7) was born 1 July 1818 in Oldham Co., KY. He married Nancy Newcomb in Edgar Co., IL. (R-2)

Children - Clark

16. William Clark

17. Edmond Clark

18. Nancy A. Clark

19. Christina Clark


Marinda Clark (9) was born 17 Aug. 1823, and died in 1904 in Bloomfield, Nelson Co., KY. She married Pembroke S. Whitesides, son of Ephraim Whitesides and Louisa Linville, on 4 Oct. 1846 in Fayette Co., KY. He was born 6 March 1820 in Clark Co., KY, died 26 May 1891 in Bloomfield, Nelson Co., KY, and was buried in Old Bloomfield Cem. He was a farmer, and belonged to the Christian Church. (R-2)

Children - Whitesides

20. Thomas Ellis Whitesides, b. 25 Aug. 1848, m. Elizabeth Corbin, 1872 (Henry Co., KY).

21. Albert Linville Whitesides, b. 29 June 1850, m. Emma Stone, d. 1930.

22. Mary Louisa Whitesides, b. 2 June 1852, m. Joseph Henry Maddox. Bur. Shelby Co., KY.

23. Ann Eudora Whitesides, b. 9 Nov. 1856, died 11 months later.

+24. William Pembroke Whitesides, b. 28 Aug. 1858, m. Catherine Bell Stone, d. 7 March 1913. Bur. Maple Grove Cem., Bloomfield, Nelson Co., KY.

25. John Whitesides, b. 23 Jan. 1863, d. 22 Nov. 1889. Bur. Maple Grove Cem., Bloomfield, Nelson Co., KY.






William Pembroke Whitesides (24) was born 28 Aug. 1858 in Clark Co., KY, and died 7 March 1913 in Nelson Co., KY. He married Kathryn ("Kate") Bell Stone, daughter of Elijah Stone and Margaret Bell, on 19 June 1886 in Nelson Co., KY. She was born 29 July 1858 in Spencer Co., KY, and died 15 June 1944 in Nelson Co., KY. They were both buried in Maple Grove Cem., Bloomfield, Nelson Co., KY. (R-2)

Children - Whitesides

+26. Pembroke Whitesides, b. 21 Sept. 1892, m. Estella Prewitt, 29 Dec. 1925, d. 20 Feb. 1973.


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