Rev. 14 Feb. 2011, Gen. 205








William Graves (1) was born 6 Aug. 1822 in Cambridgeshire, England, died 8 Aug. 1910, and was buried in Pence Cem., Baldwin, Jackson Co., Iowa.  He married Susannah Taylor in 1848 in England.  She was born 27 March 1827 (or 1832 according to R‑3), died 10 Oct. 1873, and was supposedly buried in Washington Cem., near Lost Nation, Clinton Co., IA (just south of Baldwin, across the county line).  They arrived in Ohio in 1851 (thereby missing the 1851 census in England) and settled in Iowa near Baldwin, Jackson Co., IA (about 30 miles west of the Mississippi River), in 1853.

There is a marriage record for a William Graves and Susanna in the June quarter of 1848, recorded in North Witchford, Cambridgeshire, vol. 14, page 181 (indexed in  Witchford is only about 8 miles north of Cottenham, indicating a possible link with that Graves family.  No William Graves of the right age has yet been found in the 1841 census of Cambridgeshire.  William and Susanna were in the 1860 census of Monmouth Twp., Jackson Co., IA, with son Fred, 7, and daughter E.S.C. (probably Edith), 3.  The family has not been found in the 1870 census.  William was in the 1880 census of Monmouth, Jackson Co., IA, with sons Harry, 21, and Owen, 10.  It is not known what happened to Fred, and it seems strange that Harry wasnÕt listed in the 1860 census – perhaps he wasnÕt born until 1860, after the census, even though family records and the 1900 census show him born in 1859.

William and his unmarried son Owen were both in the 1900 census for Monmouth Twp., Jackson Co., IA, as boarders in the household of Wesley Snaburger.  The 1900 census gives WilliamÕs immigration date as 1854, but that does not appear correct (as discussed above), and William and Susannah have not been found in the 1851 census in England.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

    2.  Fred Graves, b.c. 1853 (OH).

+3.   Eada Graves, b. 11 July 1857, m. James L. Hale, 6 April 1875.

+4.   Harry Graves, b. 20 Feb. 1859, m. Jessie May Minneley, 31 May 1882, d. 27 Oct. 1954.

    5.  Owen S. Graves, b. 29 June 1869, m. Mary A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 18 Jan. 1940.  She was b. 1870, d. 1949.  They were in the 1910 census for Sharon, Clinton Co., IA, and in the 1920 census for South Fork, Jackson Co., IA.  They probably did not have any children.  It is interesting that in 1920 they were living next to Hiram L. Graves, 86, and his sons Ralph, 49, and Eugene, 52, all born in NY.  There is no known connection with this Graves family.






Eada Graves (3) was born 11 July 1857 in IA.  She married James L. Hale on 6 April 1875 in Jackson Co., IA.  He was born 27 May 1849 in Scotland.  They were in the 1900 census for Deer Creek Twp., Webster Co., IA, when all 4 of their children were still living with them and all born in IA.  He was a tanner, and arrived in the U.S. in 1861.  (R‑3)

Children - Hale

    6.  Ethel Hale, b. Nov. 1879.

    7.  William Hale, b. Dec. 1883.

    8.  James Hale, b. March 1885.

    9.  Mary Hale, b. June 1887.


Harry Graves (4) was born 20 Feb. 1859 in Jackson Co., IA, died 27 Oct. 1954, and was buried in Pence Cem., Baldwin, IA.  He married Jessie May Minneley on 31 May 1882.  She was born 2 April 1865 in Little Corners, PA, and died 24 Feb. 1929.  They were in the 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses for Monmouth Twp., Jackson Co., IA.  All their children were born in IA, probably all in Jackson Co.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

    10.   Mary S. Graves, b. 26 March 1883, m. Art Fayram, 11 Jan. 1905, d. 1955.

    11.   Floyd H. Graves, b. 18 April 1884, m. Amelia Schroeder Wiese, d. 3 Dec. 1962.  She was b. 8 Jan. 1893, d. 2 Oct. 1973.

    12.   Nellie M. Graves, b. 24 Aug. 1887, m. James Stanton, 26 Feb. 1907, d. 6 July 1943.

+13.   Charles M. Graves, b. Aug. 1890, m. Grace Swan, 25 Feb. 1915, d. 1979.  She was b. 4 Jan. 1894 and d. 1977.

+14.   Wilbur Thomas Graves, b. 22 Aug. 1893, m. Hazel Etheny Johnson, 18 Sept. 1913, d. 20 March 1925.

    15.   Jessie Graves, b. 19 Aug. 1900, m. Walter Werden.






Charles (ÒCharleyÓ) M. Graves (13) was born in Aug. 1890 in IA.  He married Grace ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1894 in IA.  They were in the 1920 census for Monmouth Twp., Jackson Co., IA, living on Baldwin Lost Nation Road.  All their children were born in IA.  He was a farmer.

Children - Graves

    16.   Verda Graves, b.c. 1916.

    17.   Stewart Graves, b.c. 1917.

    18.   Donald Graves, b.c. 1918.


Wilbur Thomas Graves (14) was born 22 Aug. 1893 and died 20 March 1925.  He married Hazel Etheny Johnson, daughter of Lewis Melvin Johnson and Oliva Vaughn, on 18 Sept. 1913 in Baldwin, Iowa.  She was born 11 Feb. 1896 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa, and died 22 Sept. 1964.  They were both buried in Pence Cem., Baldwin, Iowa.  After Wilbur died, Hazel next married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Small, and then married Ray Eiff as her third husband.  Wilbur and Hazel were in the 1920 census for Monmouth Twp., Jackson Co., IA, living on Randolph Street, with his occupation listed as plumber.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+19.   Wilbur Llewellyn Graves, b. 9 Dec. 1914, m(1) Inez Marie Gallatin, m(2) Charlotte ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(3) Gladys Bacorn, d. 30 April 1960.

+20.   Mahlon Duane Graves, b. 18 Sept. 1916, m. Belva Mary Schwab, 10 May 1936, d. 6 Feb. 1983.

    21.   Paul LaVerne Graves, b. 9 Nov. 1919, d. July 1976 (Memphis, TN).

    22.   Artis Leone Graves, b. 17 March 1922.


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