Rev. 21 Dec. 2010, Gen. 207








Daniel Graves (1) was born in New Hampshire.  He married Mary Ferguson.  She was born in VT.  After marriage they settled in Ontario, Canada, where they resided for the rest of their lives.  They both died somewhere in Ontario, place and dates unknown.

One possible connection for Daniel Graves is the descendants of William Graves of Dover, NH (genealogy 165).  One of William's granddaughters, Mary Graves, is believed to have married Stephen Hazelton, and one of the sons of Daniel Graves was named Hazelton.  Also, one of the descendants of William Graves was a Daniel Graves, possibly born about 1770, the name of whose wife is not known, whose father John was born in Hampton, NH, and died in Andover, NH.  Daniel lived in Barton, VT, and also had a son named Daniel, born either in NH or VT.  This Daniel, son of Daniel, could have been the one who married Mary Ferguson.

Per R‑3, the 1880 census from Forester Twp., Sanilac Co., MI, lists Sheldon H. Graves’ father and mother as being from NY.

The most likely connection for Daniel Graves would seem to be genealogy 10, Elijah Graves of the U.S. and Ontario, Canada, whose family was closely connected with the Ferguson family, with at least 2 of his children marrying Fergusons.  However, the Graves DNA study, conducted by the Graves Family Association, has shown that Elijah Graves was descended from the same ancestor as Thomas Graves of Hartford, CT (gen. 168), whereas Daniel was descended from the same ancestor as John Graves of Concord, MA (genealogy 166) and Rear Admiral Thomas Graves (genealogy 28).  It is not known whether William Graves of Dover, NH is also descended from that common ancestor, but so far testing has indicated that he probably isn’t.  Daniel Graves may be descended from John Graves of Concord, MA, Rear Admiral Thomas Graves, or from an earlier ancestor in England.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

  2.  Elizabeth ("Betsy") Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Ingersol.

  3.  Jess Graves

  4.  Pittman Graves

  5.  Rebecca Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Lakeson.

+6.  Enoch Graves, b. 1810, m. Rachael Shanks, d. 22 May 1904.

+7.  John Graves, b. 29 Jan. 1815, m. Rebecca ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 7 Aug. 1886.

+8.  Hezakiah Graves, b. 1 Jan. 1819, m. Harriet Hart, c. 1850, d. 22 Sept. 1892.

+9.  Sheldon Hall Graves, b. 26 Aug. 1828, m(1) Lemira A. Martin, 19 March 1860, m(2) Hannah Jeffry, 10 March 1870, d. 1 July 1895.

+10.  Hazelton Graves, b. 17 April 1830, m. Lavilla Green, 23 Dec. 1854, d. 1907.






Enoch Graves (4) was born in 1810 in VT, and died 22 May 1904.  He married Rachael Shanks.  In 1881, Enoch and Rachel are listed as living in Bridgehampton Twp., Sanilac Co., MI.  They were not found in the 1870 MI census, the 1880 US census nor the 1881 Canadian census.  Per R‑3, they lived on Graves Ranch, Kingston, Ontario.  He was in the 1900 census for Oxford, Oakland Co., MI, widowed, living with his son Henry, and his date of birth was given as March 1824 (not 1810).  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+11.  Hazelton John Graves, b. 4 Oct. 1851, m. Mary Jane Bonner, 1873, d. 26 Dec. 1927.

+12.  Marshall Graves, b. 1855, m. Hulda Davis, d. 24 March 1915.

+13.  Daniel James Graves, b. 8 Sept. 1858, m. Pherlia Anna Jane DeForest, 8 Aug. 1876, d. 9 June 1916.

+14.  Enoch Graves, b. 5 June 1865, m. Eva Jane Conger, d. 1935.

  15.  Rebecca Graves, b. 1866 (Canada), d. 20 Oct. 1881 (Bridgehampton Twp., Sanilac Co., MI).  Death Cert. recorded 7 June 1882, died of Diptheria at age 15.

+16.  Charles Henry Graves, b. 5 May 1871, m. Lillian Viola White, c. 1897.

  17.  Heisikiah Graves, b. between 1871-1881 (Huron Co. Fire).

+18.  Douglas Graves, m. Isabella Anderson.

+19.  Sheldon Hall Graves, m. Katie Grogan.

  20.  Pierce Graves, b. between 1871-1881 (Huron Co. Fire).

  21.  Susan (Buckendale) Graves, stepchild; Rachel’s dau. from a previous marriage.


John Graves (2) was born 29 Jan. 1815, and died 7 Aug. 1886 in Sanilac, Sanilac Co., MI.  He married Rebecca ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born in 1838 and died in 1889.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

  22.  Levi Graves


Hezakiah (or Hezekiah) Graves (3) was born 1 Jan. 1819 in Canada West, and died 22 Sept. 1892 in Sanilac, Sanilac Co., MI.  He married Harriet Hart, daughter of Jobe Hart and Sarah Wessels, about 1850.  She was born 1 June 1832, died 4 May 1920 in Sanilac, and was buried in Sandusky, Sanilac Co., MI.  Her father, possibly living in Canada, was originally from Wales, U.K.

Hezakiah migrated to Canada from Holland in 1850, to Lapeer, MI in 1865, and then to Bridgehampton Twp., Sanilac Co., MI.  They were farmers.  They are listed in the 1870 US Census, Bridgehampton Twp., Sanilac Co., MI.  They had one adopted child, Herbert Alvy, b. 8 Oct. 1862 in Ontario, Canada, m. Adeline Sweet, 11 Sept. 1887, d. 8 Dec. 1923.

Harriet was in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Bridgehampton Twp.,Sanilac Co., MI, widowed, living next to the family of her daughter and son-in-law Sarah and Robert TantonThree of her 5 children were still living in both 1900 and 1910 (she was apparently not counting her adopted son Herbert).  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+23.  Sarah Graves, b. 2 Jan. 1851, m. Robert Tanton, c. 1870, d. 10 Oct. 1936.

+24.  Mary Graves, b. 12 Sept. 1853, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Townsend, d. 13 Oct. 1931.

+25.  James Emery Graves, b. 16 March 1856, m. Lavinia Nichol, 22 Jan. 1876, d. 20 Dec. 1936.

+26.  Herbert Alvy Graves (adopted), b. 8 Oct. 1862, m. Adeline Jane Sweet, 11 Sept. 1887, d. 8 Dec. 1924.

  27.  George Edwin Graves, b. 18 Oct. 1862, d. 3 May 1876 (of pneumonia, possibly as a result of getting wet during bear hunting).

+28.  Rebecca Anna Graves, b. 28 Jan. 1864, m. Reuben Grant, 9 Dec. 1879, d. 14 Jan. 1895.


Sheldon Hall (or Hawley or "Hallie") Graves (9) was born 26 Aug. 1828 in Delaware, Middlesex Bay Co., Ontario, Canada, and died 1 July 1895 (or 22 Feb. 1895) in Sanilac, Sanilac Co., MI.  He first married Lemira A. Martin, daughter of Andrew Martin and Amy ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 19 March 1860 in Delaware Twp., Delaware, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada.  She was born 30 June 1835, and died 14 July 1868 in Sanilac, MI.  He married second Hannah Jeffry, daughter of Robert Jeffrey and Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 10 March 1870 in Tuscola, Tuscola Co., MI.  She was born 30 June 1835 in Delaware, Middlesex Bay Co., Ontario, Canada, and died in 1896 in Kingston, Tuscola Co., MI.  Her parents were from Nova Scotia.

Sheldon was a farmer.  They are listed in the 1870 and 1880 censuses for Forester Twp., Sanilac Co., MI.  (R‑2, R‑3, R‑6)

Children - Graves, by Lemira A. Martin

+29.  Pitkin Austin Graves, b. Jan. 1861, m. Ellie Randolph, 14 Jan. 1883, d. 1924.

  30.  Charles Andrew Graves, b. 1862 (Canada), d. 1916.

+31.  William A. Graves, b. Feb. 1863, m. Orpha M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1892.

  32.  infant

Children - Graves, by Hannah Jeffry

+33.  Bertha E. Graves, b. 15 Aug. 1872, m. James Henry Green, 20 Dec. 1893, d. 4 July 1946.

  34.  Leslie E. (or H.) Graves, b. 26 Sept. 1877, m. Audrey ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1933.  No children.

+35.  Bertel Floyd Graves, b. 27 Aug. 1883, m(1) Emma Lorene Druck, 4 Sept. 1909, m(2) Beulah Chapman Locke, 16 Oct. 1939, d. 22 May 1954.


Hazelton Graves (10) was born 17 April 1830 in Ontario, Canada, and died in 1907 in Sanilac, Sanilac Co., MI.  He married Lavilla Green on 23 Dec. 1854.  She was born in 1840 in Canada West.  He was a farmer and a democrat who held several minor offices.  They were found in the 1870 US Census for Bridgehampton Twp., Sanilac Co., MI, with Hazelton listed as “Hesselton” and Lavilla listed as “Lovila”.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Some of the information provided was found in Portrait and Biographical Album of Sanilac County by the Chapman Brothers in Chicago in 1884.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

  36.  William Graves, b. 1860.

  37.  Ida Graves, b. 15 June 1863, d. 18 July 1867 (Bridgehampton Twp., Sanilac Co., MI.  Inflammation cause of death.

  38.  Ella (or Ellen) Graves, b. 1866.

  39.  Emma Graves, b. 1868.

  40.  Mary Graves

  41.  John Graves

  42.  Percy Graves






Hazelton John Graves (11) was born 4 Oct. 1851, died 26 Dec. 1927 in Wayne Co., MI, and was buried in Alpena, MI.  He married Mary Jane Bonner, daughter of Martin Bonner and Susan McSlay, in 1873.  She was born 24 Oct. 1851 in Ontario, Canada, and died 3 Jan. 1903 in Alpena, MI.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

  43.  Susan Graves, b. Bad Axe, d. from Diptheria.

  44.  Lena Mary Graves, b. Bad Axe, d. from Diptheria.

  45.  Frances Graves, d. from Diptheria.

  46.  Mary Graves, b. 24 Feb. 1891, d. 25 Feb. 1891 (Alpena, MI).

  47.  Jane Graves, b. 24 Feb. 1891, d. 24 Feb. 1891 (Alpena, MI).

  48.  child, d. in infancy.

  49.  Joe Graves, b. 1874 (Pt. Austin, MI), m. Hattie Carney, d. 5 March 1973.

  50.  Martin Enoch Graves, b. 29 Jan. 1881 (Pt. Autsin, MI), m. Jane Myrtle Wilder, d. 17 March 1958 (Bloomfield Hills, MI).  She was b. 29 July 1889 in Ontario, d. 15 May 1967 in Big Rapids, MI, the dau. of Joseph Wilder and Bertha Cripps.  Both were bur. in Big Rapids.  They adopted Averial (Rita Yale) Graves, b. 19 May 1915 in Wayne Co., MI.  She m. Donald Ray Slingland on 15 May 1937.

+51.  Charles Hazelton Graves, b. 29 June 1882, m. Mae McManus, d. 17 May 1958.

  52.  John C. (“Jack”) Graves, b. 11 April 1884 (Alpena, MI), d. 20 April 1928.

  53.  Rose Anna Graves, b. July 1885 (Alpena, MI), d. 24 Dec. 1903.

  54.  James Graves, b. 26 Sept. 1889 (Alpena, MI), d. 1902 (Alpena, MI).

+55.  Mary Frances Graves, b. 3 June 1892, m. Richard Clowes, d. 1958.

+56.  Mable Catherine Graves, b. 29 Oct. 1894, m. Will Teifey, d. 2 April 1974.

+57.  Esther Rebbecca Graves, b. 16 May 1897, m. Thomas Wilson, 1919.


Marshall Graves (12) was born in 1855 and died 24 March 1915.  He married Hulda Davis, daughter of Aaron Davis and Mary Conger.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+58.  John Graves, b. 1877, m(1) Geneva ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Mary Slater, d. 1948.


Daniel James Graves (13) was born 8 Sept. 1858 in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, died 9 June 1916 in Cass City, Tuscola Co., MI, and was buried 11 June 1916 in Novesta Cem., Cass City.  He married Pherlia Anna Jane DeForest, daughter of Calvin DeForest and Hannah Drown, on 8 Aug. 1876 (or 1882) in Sanilac, MI.  The Mormons ( list this marriage on 8 Aug. 1876, but taking place in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario.  There was no marriage record found by the state of MI from 1875-1877.  An alternate listing from Sanilac Co. Marriage Index from 1880-1885 lists 1882.  She was born 4 July 1861 in Sanilac, MI, died 5 May 1932 in Gilford, MI, and was buried 8 May 1932 in Novesta Cem., Cass City.

Daniel’s obituary reads:  “Funeral was Held at the Church of Christ on Sunday.  A large number of relatives, friends and neighbors met Sunday to pay their last respects to Daniel J. Graves, who died at the home of his daughter, Ms. Samuel Wagg, in Novesta Township on the morning of June 9.

Mr. Graves was born in the County of Blemen, Ontario, Sept. 8, 1858, and went to Michigan with his father and mother and six brothers in the fall of 1871, just after the fire, settling at Port Sanilac, Sanilac County.  Aug. 8, 1876, he was married to Miss Anna Deforiest of Port Sanilac and to this union five children were born, all of whom were present at the funeral except one son who lives in Alberta.

He leaves to mourn his departure, besides his aged companion, five children, Mrs. Ella Wagg of Novesta, Chas. H. Graves of Decker, James G. Graves of Alberta, N.W. Canada, Mrs. Ida May Davis of Vassar, and Mrs. Maggie Robinson of Buffalo, NY, 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and five brothers, Hasilton Graves of East Detroit, Sheldon Graves of Flin, Douglas Graves of Canada, Enoch Graves of Oxford and Henry Graves of Orion.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, June 11, at two o’clock at the Church of Christ, Rev. John Willerton of Argyle officiating, assisted by Rev. Levi C. Schlabach of Elkton and Rev. Samuel Mitchell of Evergreen.  The body was laid to rest in Novesta Cem.

Mr. Graves was a member of the Baptist Church, uniting with that society some three years ago.

Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. John Slater of Port Sanilac, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Deforiest of North Branch, Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Graves of Oxford, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nichols of Deckerville, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cook of Shabbona.”  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+59.  Mary Ellen Graves, b. 6 May 1875, m. Samuel Wagg, 8 March 1891, d. 22 Feb. 1937.

+60.  Charles Henry Graves, b. 23 May 1881, m. Mabel May Harp, 18 March 1903, d. 24 May 1952.

  61.  twin of Charles

+62.  Clarence Graves, m. Beatrice Davis.

  63.  Elizabeth Graves, b. 23 June 1883 (Sanilac, MI), d. 8 Sept. 1883 (Sanilac, MI).

  64.  Rachael Rebecca Graves, b. 4 April 1884 (Sanilac, MI), d. 3 April 1896 (Sanilac, MI).  Reportedly bur. in the backyard of the property.

+65.  James Lewis Graves, b. 20 Aug. 1885, m. Catherine Mabel Walker, 16 Nov. 1905, d. 31 March 1970.

+66.  Ida Mae Graves, b. 2 Feb. 1890, m. Roy Raymond Davis, 3 Aug. 1912, d. 2 Sept. 1956.

+67.  Nora Margaret Graves, b. 21 July 1895, m. Isaac Henry Robertson, 13 Oct. 1910, d. 12 July 1960.


Enoch Graves (14) was born 5 June 1865, probably in Kingston, Ontario, Canada[1], and died in 1935 in Oakland Co., MI.  He married Eva Jane Conger.  She was born in 1869, and was buried in Oxford, Oakland Co., MI..  Enoch ran a boarding house in Oxford, MI.  They resided at 49 E. Burdock, Oxford, MI.  They were in the 1900 census for Almont, Lapeer Co., MI.  They were in the 1910 census for Oxford, Oakland Co., MI, with her mother Elizabeth Conger living with them.  He was listed as a day laborer in 1900, and as a laborer doing odd jobs in 1910.  All their children were born in MI.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

  68.  Floyd O. Graves, b. 5 April 1890 (Armada, Macomb Co., MI), m. Mable Haxwell, d. 17 Dec. 1960.

  69.  Clara Belle Graves, m. Herbert Haffey.

  70.  Addie Adeile Graves, b. 8 Aug. 1895 (Macomb Co.), m. George Evans, d. 1970 (Oxford, Oakland Co., MI).  Addie worked as a telephone operator.

+71.  Claude Robert Graves, b. 29 Dec. 1897, m. Adeline O. Schneider, c. 1919, d. 31 Aug. 1970.

  72.  George Graves, b. Jan. 1904, m. Ened Pincomb, d. Oakland Co., MI.  George worked as a telephone operator.


Charles Henry Graves (16), called Henry, was born 5 May 1871 in Canada.  He married Lillian (“Lily” or “Lillie”) Viola White about 1897.  She was born in March 1868 in MI.  They were in the 1900 census for Oxford, Oakland Co., MI.  They were in the 1910 census for Orion Twp., Oakland Co., MI.  They were in the 1920 census for Washington Twp., Macomb Co., MI.  He was listed as a teamster in 1900, a wholesale produce dealer in 1910, and a farmer in 1920.  They could not be found in the 1930 census, and may have died by then, but sons Ivan and Elmer were in the 1930 census for Washington Twp., Macomb Co., MI.  All their children were born in MI.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

  73.  Frank Elmer Graves, b. July 1898.

  74.  Charles Ivan Graves, b. Jan. 1900.

  75.  Ralph Howard Graves, b.c. 1902; killed in train accident.

  76.  Gladys E. Graves, b.c. 1904.  She was a schoolteacher, and was killed in a horse and buggy accident.

  77.  George W. Graves, b.c. 1905; killed in train accident.

  78.  Bernice S. Graves, b.c. 1907; died senior year.


Douglas Graves (18) was born and died in Canada.  He married Isabella (“Bell”) Anderson.  She was born in Ontario, Canada.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

  79.  Doug Graves

  80.  Duncan Graves

  81.  Katherine Graves, b. 1895, m. Fred Sicklesteel, d. 11 May ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  82.  Jeanie Graves, b. 1897.

  83.  Walter Graves, d. young.


Sheldon Hall Graves (19) married Katie Grogan.  She was born in Canada, and her parents were from Ireland.  They probably had 4 children.  (R‑3, R‑4)

Children - Graves

  84.  child

  85.  child

+86.  Ella Graves, m. Elmer Marshall.

+87.  Willard Graves, m. Charlotte ‑‑‑‑‑‑.



Sarah Graves (23) was born 2 Jan. 1851 in Ontario, Canada, and died 10 Oct. 1936.  She married Robert Tanton about 1870.  He was born about 1851 in Ontario, Canada.  They were in the 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses for Bridgehampton Twp., Sanilac Co., MI.  He was a farmer.  Their first child was born in Lapeer, MI, and the other 3 in Bridgehampton, Sanilac Co., MI.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Tanton

  88.  Lucy Tanton, b.c. 1872 (Lapeer, MI), m. Thomas McNabb, 1891 (Port Sanilac, MI).  They were in the 1910 census for Bridgehampton Twp., Sanilac co., MI, when they had no natural children, but they did have an adopted daughter, Francis McNabb, b.c. 1904 in MI.

  89.  Leonard Tanton, b. 16 Sept. 1800, m. Mayme (or Mamie) Scott, c. 1915.  She was b.c. 1900 (or 1885) in MI, dau. of Robert James Scott and Agnes C. Lower.  They were in the 1930 census for Bridgehampton Twp., Sanilac Co., MI, living with his parents, with no children.

  90.  Maggie Tanton, b.c. 1885, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Freeman.

+91.  George Tanton, b. 23 Dec. 1886, m. Evis M. Scott, Dec. 1917, d. 1956.


Mary Graves (24) was born 12 Sept. 1853 in Canada, and died 13 Oct. 1931.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Townsend.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Townsend

  92.  Minnie Townsend, m. Walt Baker.


James Emery Graves (25) was born 16 March 1856 in Mt. Bridges, Ontario, Canada, died 20 Dec. 1936 in Deckerville, MI, anad was buried 23 Dec. 1936 in Downing Cem., Sanilac Co., MI.  He moved to Sanilac Co., MI with his parents around 1865.  He married Lavinia Nichol, daughter of William Nichol and Elizabeth Colter, on 22 Jan. 1876 in McGregor, Bridgehampton Twp., Sanilac Co., MI.  She was born 1 Aug. 1858, died 20 Feb. 1951, both in McGregor, MI, and was buried 23 Feb. 1951 in Downing Cem.

James was a farmer.  His obituary reads:  “Funeral services for James Graves, 80 year old Custer Township farmer, are to be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. from the Latter Day Saints Church at McGregor with Elder William Grice officiating.  Burial is to be made in Downing Cemetery.  Mr. Graves, who had lived for 45 years on the farm where he died Sunday, was born in Mt. Bridges, Canada, in 1856 and came to Michigan with his parents at the age of 9 years.  Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Levenia Nichol Graves, whom he married in 1877; five sons, Edward, Harley, Eugene, and Victor, all of Custer Township and Emery of Sandusky; three daughters, Mrs. Amy Phillips, Leaonard, Michigan; Mrs. Harry McNeal, Oxford and Mrs. F. O’Connell of Midland, 24 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.”

At the time of Lavinia’s death at age 92, she had 25 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+93.  Amy Edna Graves, b. 14 May 1878, m(1) Leonard ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) George Phillips, 21 Dec. 1900, d. 27 Dec. 1974.

+94.  George Edwin Graves, b. 14 Oct. 1880, m. Bertha Rosemond Campbell, 10 April 1903, d. 26 July 1966.

+95.  Harriet Elizabeth Graves, b. 3 Sept. 1884, m. Joseph McNeil, March 1905, d. 21 March 1966.

  96.  Grace Gurchney Graves, b. 6 Nov. 1886, d. 1911 (in accidental fire in Deckerville, MI).

  97.  George Burchel Graves, b. 10 Nov. 1887 (Sanilac Co., MI).

+98.  Nora Graves, b. 21 Dec. 1891, m(1) William F. O’Connell, m(2) Archie McNeil, c. 1908, d. 6 Feb. 1982.

+99.  James Emery Graves, b. 1 Nov. 1893, m. Minnie May Markey, 5 Aug. 1915, d. 8 June 1976.

+100.   Harley Robert Graves, b. 21 April 1896, m(1) Norma Elsie Miller, m(2) Ada Wright, c. 1920, m(3) Edna Wallace, 21 June 1934, d. 18 March 1985.

+101.   Eugene Carl Graves, b. 7 Sept. 1898, m(1) Anna B. Markey, 1919, m(2) Edna Hocket, 1927, m(3) Christine Pearson, 12 April 1933, d. 1 Feb. 1985.

+102.   Victor R. Graves, b. 12 March 1903, m. Gladys Pearl Green, 20 April 1929, d. 6 May 1997.


Herbert Alvy Graves (26) was born 8 Oct. 1862 in MI, and died 8 Dec. 1924.  He was adopted.  He married Adeline (or Adaline) Jane (“Addie”) Sweet on 11 Sept. 1887.  She was born 3 Nov. 1866 in Ontario, Canada, died in 1949 in Sanilac Co., MI, and was buried in Downing Cem., Deckerville, MI.  They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Custer Twp., Sanilac Co., MI.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in MI.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

+103.   Lloyd A. Graves, b. 16 Dec. 1888, m. Gertrude O’Connell, 20 Nov. 1912, d. 1 June 1952.

+104.   Caroline Graves, b. 29 Jan. 1890, m. Albert Colter Rich, 16 Jan. 1908, d. 7 March 1958.

+105.   Alvy D. S. Graves, b. 3 Nov. 1891, m. Mabel Ellen Germain, 4 Nov. 1914, d. 15 June 1974.

  106.   Lucy E. Graves, b. 1 Feb. 1902 (Sandusky, Sanilac Co., MI), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 25 April 1958 (Port Huron, Fargo Co., MI).  She was bur. Lakeside Cem.  3 children.

  107.   Bertha Ethelyn Graves, b. 10 Nov. 1903 (Sandusky, Sanilac Co., MI), m. Milo Francis Nichol, 28 Sept. 1929 (Carsonville, Sanilac Co., MI), d. 10 June 1979 (Sandusky, Sanilac Co., MI).  He was b. 31 March 1901 in McGregor, MI, and d. 9 Aug. 1971 in Sunset Trailer Park, Sandusky, MI, son of Robert Colter Nichol and Elizabeth A. Basler.  They were both bur. in Downing Cem., Deckerville, MI.  3 children.

  108.   child, prob. b.c. 1906, d. by 1910.

  109.   Ruby Graves, b.c. 1909.


Rebecca Ann (or Anna) Graves (28) was born 28 Jan. 1864 in Sanilac, Sanilac Co., MI, and died 14 Jan. 1895 in McGregor, Sanilac Co., MI.  She married Reuben Grant on 9 Dec. 1879 in Deckerville, Sanilac Co., MI.  He was born in 1842 in Canada, and died in 1923.  Their marriage was officiated by James A. Dunlop, minister, and witnessed by Edward Grant and Samuel Davidson, both of Canada.  Reuben was a farmer.

He was in the 1900 census for Bridgehampton Twp., Sanilac Co., MI, widower, with two children, Edgar, b. April 1883, and Ruth, b. July 1890, both in MI.  It is not known why those names don’t match any of the other 5 children listed by R‑3.  Both Edgar and Ruth were born in Sanilac Co., MI.  (R‑3)

Children - Grant

+110.   Edgar Joseph Grant, b. 22 April 1883, m. Mary Amanda Maynard, 14 Feb. 1912, d. 8 July 1976.

  111.   Ruth Grant, b. 11 July 1891 (Bridgehampton Twp., Sanilac Co., MI), m. William Willis, 18 Dec. 1912 (Deckerville, Sanilac co., MI).  He was b.c. 1882 in MI.

  112.   Ruby Grant

  113.   Vickie Grant

  114.   James Grant

  115.   Donald Grant

  116.   Ronald Grant



Pitkin Austin Graves (29) was born in Jan. 1861 in Canada, and died in 1924.  He married Ellie Randolph on 14 Jan. 1883 in Deckerville, Sanilac Co., MI.  She was born in Aug. 1861 in St. Clair Co., MI.  All their children were born in MI.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

  117.   Roy L. Graves, b. Aug. 1885.

  118.   Allen R. Graves, b. Jan. 1890.

  119.   Elfie M. Graves, b. May 1892.


William A. (or H.) Graves (31) was born in Feb. 1863 in MI.  He married Orpha M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1892.  She was born in Dec. 1871 in MI.  They were in the 1900 census for Marion Twp., Sanilac Co., MI.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

  120.   Jay E. Graves, b. Aug. 1895 (MI).


Bertha E. Graves (33) was born 15 Aug. 1872 in Bridgehampton Twp., Sanilac Co., MI, and died 4 July 1946 in Port Huron, MI.  She married James Henry Green, son of George R. Green and Matilda Purdy, 20 Dec. 1893 in Bridgehampton Twp., Sanilac Co., MI.  He was born 2 Dec. 1868 in Lakeport, MI, and died 5 Oct. 1941 in Port Huron, MI.  They were both buried in Lakeside Cem., Port Huron, St. Clair Co., MI.  (R‑6)

Children - Green

  121.   E. Verma Green, b. Oct. 1894 (MI),m. George Whiteter.  He was b.c. 1893 in MI.


Bertel Floyd Graves (35) was born 27 Aug. 1883 in Forrester Twp., Sanilac Co., MI, and died 22 May 1954 in Watsonville, CA.  He first married Emma Lorene Druck, daughter of Samuel Benjamine Druck and Kate Elsie Griggs, on 4 Sept. 1909.  She was born 7 July 1880 in Baileyville, IL, and died in 1934 in Watsonville, CA.  He married second Beulah Chapman Locke on 16 Oct. 1939.  She was born 18 July 1842 (?) in Florence, Texas.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Graves, by Emma L. Druck

+122.   Roger Alan Graves, b. 19 June 1912, m. Doris Reid Jean, 17 July 1938, d. 19 Jan. 1976.


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[1] Both the 1900 and 1910 census confirmed he was born in English Canada