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Arthur Graves (1) married Frances Eanes. He died 28 April 1831 (in Amelia Co., Va.?). Arthur may have been a son or descendant of one of the following four Graves brothers, named in a will (of Philander Graves?) dated 10 March 1776 (in Amelia Co.?): Philander, Benjamin, Albert (written as Albet), and William. Recipients of property from the will were William Graves and Lucy Graves. (This may have been the William Graves who married Luch Wiatt, daughter of William Wiatt, on 13 July 1820 in Chesterfield Co., VA. She was 21 years of age when married, born about 1799. This William could be Arthur's son.)

Henry Graves (Arthur's son) was the administrator of the property of Arthur Graves. Mentioned in his account were William Graves (could be William's son as mentioned in William's will), Martha Graves, Ivey Graves, and Frances Graves.

The earliest date in Will Books of Amelia Co., Va. for a Graves is 1774 for Philander Graves.

It is possible that Arthur is the Arthur Graves, descended from Capt. Thomas Graves, who was born 23 Nov. 1750 in Chesterfield Co., Va., and was a son of William Graves and Sarah Cox. William was born 4 July 1725 in Chesterfield Co., Va., and died 24 Jan. 1776. His will was dated 17 Jan. 1776.

The father of William Graves, born 1725, was William Graves, baptized 29 April 1688 in St. Peter's Church, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., Va. He lived in Chesterfield Co., Va. His will, probated Oct. 1756, names his son William as executor, and mentions his grandsons Pliny and Arthur. (R-1)

Children - Graves

2. William Arthur Graves

3. John Graves

4. Robert H. Graves

5. Mary Graves, b.c. 1803, m. Amos Lipford, 23 Dec. 1827 (Amelia Co., VA).

+6. Henry Eanes Graves, b. 5 April 1805, m. Caroline Matilda Booker, 1825.






Henry Eanes (or Eaves?) Graves (6) was born 5 April 1805 in Amelia Co., Va., and died in Amelia Co. He married Caroline Matilda Booker in 1825 in Amelia Co. She was born 1 April 1809 in Amelia Co., Va. (R-1)

Children - Graves

7. Francis (or Frances?) Graves, m. James Madison Pritchett.

8. Nannie Graves

+9. Mary Jane Graves, m. David Goode, 25 Feb. 1850.

10. Ann Virginia Graves

11. Louise Marra (or Maria Louise) Graves, m. Joseph E. Moore.

12. Marion Graves, m. Benjamin Sims.

13. Caroline Matilda Graves

14. William Arthur Graves, never married. Was cross-eyed.

15. Robert H. Graves; medical student; killed carrying flag at Gettsyburg, PA.

16. Sallie Wilson Graves, m. Taylor Phillips.

+17. Charles Oliver Graves, m. Mary Emma Gill.

+18. John Graves, m. Indiana Jackson.






Mary Jane Graves (9) was born in Amelia Co., Va. She married David Goode on 25 Feb. 1850 (or was this the date of the marriage bond?). He was born (or lived?) in Chesterfield Co., Va. (R-1)

Children - Goode

+19. Mathilda Goode, m. Gustave Berger.

+20. Susan Goode, m. James Martin.

+21. Lee Olia (Celia?) Goode, m. Joe Goode.

+22. William Lunsford Goode, m. Lillian Markham.

23. Sallie W. Goode

24. H. Etta Goode


Charles Oliver Graves (17) was born in Amelia Co., Va., and died in Chesterfield Co., Va. He married Mary Emma Gill, daughter of B. W. Gill and Susan ------. She died in Chesterfield Co., Va. Her father was probably Benjamin W. Gill, born 21 March 1813, died 15 Nov. 1877 (?), married July 1835 (?), according to the Gill family records. (R-1)

Children - Graves

+25. Carrie S. Graves, b. 1878, m. Carter L. Bailey, 1906, d. 1959.

+26. Lottie V. Graves, m. Robert Bonaparte Belcher.

+27. Charles Benjamin Graves, m. Quay Moody.

+28. Paul Graves, m. Helen ------.

+29. Naamon Graves, m. Edna Pritchett (?).

+30. Sally Graves, m. Robert (or Bob?) Lee.

+31. Lola Dell Graves, b. 15 April 1887, m. Clyde Raymond Dance, d. 11 Nov. 1972.

+32. Kenneth Booker Graves, m. Ernestine A. Gibson.

+33. Oliver Charles Graves, m. Martha I. Dance.


John Graves (18) married Indiana Jackson. (R-1)

Children - Graves

34. Maryland Graves

35. Churchill Graves

36. Rowlette Graves

37. Lily Graves

38. John Henry Graves

39. Garland Graves


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