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John Graves (1) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He probably had more than the one child listed below.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+2.   John William Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1814, m. Sarah Elizabeth Roberts, 23 Dec. 1841, d. April 1850.






John William Graves (2) was born 14 Feb. 1814 in VA, and died in April 1850 in Rockingham Co., VA, at age 36 of pneumonia, "ill 8 days".  This death information is from the 1850 census records.

He married Sarah Elizabeth Roberts, daughter of Dr. John H. Roberts and Mary Hopkins, on 23 Dec. 1841.  She was listed as age 27, born about 1823, in the 1850 census for Rockingham Co., VA.  She was born 11 Aug. 1824 in VA, died 10 May  1888 in Oxford, OH, buried in Indian Creek Cem. near Oxford, Ohio.  Their marriage bond, dated 20 Dec. 1841, was filed at the Rockingham Co. Courthouse in Harrisonburg, VA.  The bond was signed by John Graves and John H. Roberts. It seems reasonable to assume that John Graves was the father of John W. Graves.  All their children were born in Rockingham Co., VA.

After John died, Sarah remarried twice, first to Goodwin and then to Burns.  (R‑1, R‑3, R‑4)

Children - Graves

    3.  Margaret Ellen Graves, b. 22 May 1843.

+4.   Emily Pamelia Graves, b. 26 Dec. 1844, m. William Frederick Coddington, 26 Nov. 1879, d. 17 Dec. 1924.

+5.   George Hopkins Graves, b. 28 Jan. 1847, m. Margaret C. Stillman, d. 30 Nov. 1914.

    6.  Mary Elizabeth Graves, b. 23 Sept. 1849, d. 29 Sept. 1849 (Rockingham Co., VA).

+7.   James William Graves, b. 24 Oct. 1850, m. Sarah Ellen Howard, 1871, d. 19 May 1926..






Emily Pamelia Graves (4) was born 26 Dec. 1844 in Rockingham Co., VA[1], and died 17 Dec. 1924 in Oxford, Butler Co., OH.  She married William Frederick Coddington on 26 Nov. 1879 in Wayne, Wayne Co., IN.  He was born 27 Nov. 1830 in Brownsville, Union Co., IN, and died 18 Aug. 1912 in Oxford, Butler Co., OH.  He served during the Civil War with the 19th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery.  (R‑4)

Children - Coddington

    8.  Ella Blanche Coddington, b. May 1885 (Richmond, Wayne Co., IN), d. 11 July 1967 (Oxford, Butler Co., OH).


George Hopkins Graves (5) was born 28 Jan. 1847 in Rockingham Co., VA, near Downs Station, and died 30 Nov. 1914 in Heyworth, IL.  He was shown in the 1850 census for Rockingham Co.  He moved to McLean Co., Illinois via Oxford, Ohio and Richmond, Indiana.  He was first an evangelist and then a farmer.  He married Margaret C. Stillman.  His daughter Anna recalled that George visited relatives in Buffalo, NY. and Cleveland, Ohio, from his home near Heyworth, IL.  All their children were born in IL.

A family story is  that George was Ňbound outÓ, working for another farming family to pay family debts that had come after his fatherŐs death.  This was during the Civil War in Rockingham Co., which is in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  The farmerŐs wife didnŐt like him but the farmer did.  George tried to escape by enlisting in both armies but he was rejected – too young and too small.  As the war was concluding, the farmer came to him one night and said that he couldnŐt do anything more to help in the struggle he was having with his wife.  So, having packed him some food, the farmer told him he ought to go north with passing Union armies returning north.  He did, driving a mule team to Ohio.  He became an evangelist, traveled the midwest, stopped in Illinois, met and married his wife, a school teacher, and became a Central Illinois farmer who was among the first to get involved in hybriding corn.  According to a Virginia newspaper article, as a 50 year old man, he returned to Virginia to visit the farmer and family he had lived with.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+9.   Anna Janette Graves, b. Dec. 1879, m. James Fulton, c. 1894, d. 1937.

    10.   Samuel (ŇSamÓ)Graves, b. March 1882, d. 1964.

+11.   David Sylvester Graves, b. 9 May 1883, m. Effie Vanvaley, 10 March 1910, d. 4 July 1973.

+12.   Sarah Elvira Graves, b. 3 Aug. 1885, m. Charles Augustus Banner, 24 Feb. 1905, d. 7 Nov. 1968.


James William Graves (7) was born 24 Oct. 1850 in Rockingham Co., VA, and died 19 May 1926 in 19 May 1926 in Norman, Cleveland Co., OK.  He married Sarah Ellen Howard in 1871 in OH.  She was born about 1852 in OH.  They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Hamilton, Butler Co., OH.  The 1900 census showed his father born in WV and his mother in VA, and 6 of their 10 children were still living.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

    13.   Minnie Dale Graves, b.c. 1874 (IN), d. 1958 (Wells Co., IN).

    14.   Mary Graves, b.c. 1878 (IN), m. Roscoe Mott.  He was b.c. 1876 in KS.

+15.   Earlham Graves, b. 11 Oct. 1885, m. Anna Lindenberg, c. 1923, d. 13 April 1968.

    16.   Leona Graves, b. Jan. or June 1888 (IN).

+17.   Herbert Arthur Graves, b. 10 Dec. 1890, m(1) Josephine E. Oberrecht, 12 Aug. 1912, m(2) Pearl Stalnaker, c. 1921.

    18.   Jessie Graves, b. Oct. 1892 (OH).






Anna Janette (ŇNettieÓ) Graves (9) was born in Dec. 1879 in IL.  She married James Fulton about 1894.  He was born about 1868 in IL.  They were in the 1920 census for Downs, McLean Co., IL, and in the 1930 census for Heyworth, Randolph Twp., McLean Co., IL.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in IL.  (R‑1)

Children - Fulton

    19.   Iris A. Fulton, b.c. 1906.

+20.   Louise Alta (or Altha) Fulton, b.c. 1909, m. George E. Veatch.

    21.   Elsie Fulton, b.c. 1922.


David Sylvester Graves (11) was born 9 May 1883 in Heyworth, IL, and died 4 July 1973 in IN.  He married Effie Vanvaley on 10 March 1910.  She was born 7 April 1889 and died 24 April 1988.  David moved from Heyworth to Bloomington, IN, and worked for the Alton Railroad in their shops as a steam/pipefitter.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

    22.   Mildred A. Graves, b. 1914, d. 1998.

    23.   Wayne Graves Family Association

+24.   David Ervin Graves, b. 9 Feb. 1921, m. Betty Jane Rudder Nenne, 23 June 1944.


Sarah Elvira Graves (12) was born 3 Aug. 1885 in Randolph Twp., McLean Co., IL, and died 7 Nov. 1968.  She married Charles Augustus Banner, son of Joshua Davis Banner and Mary Ellen Beeler, on 24 Feb. 1905 in Randolph Twp., McLean Co., IL.  He was born 7 Dec. 1877 in Carthage, Jasper Co., MO, and died 8 March 1966.  They were in the 1930 census for Condit, Champaign Co., IL.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in IL.  (R‑2)

Children - Banner

    25.   infant

    26.   Lyndon Banner, b.c. 1908.

    27.   Morris Banner, b.c. 1910.

    28.   Edna Banner, b.c. 1912, m. Wilbur (or Wilburn) Camden.

    29.   Clifford A. Banner, b. 12 Jan. 1914, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Vansickle.

    30.   Lois Banner, b.c. 1917, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Moore.

    31.   Ruth Banner, b.c. 1919, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Fisher.

    32.   Dorothy Banner, b.c. 1921, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Lynch.

    33.   Keith Banner, b.c. 1923, d. 18 Oct. 1988.

    34.   Genevieve Banner, b.c. 1926.

    35.   Gerald Banner, b.c. 1928.



Earlham (ŇEarlÓ) Graves (15) was born 11 Oct. 1885 in IN, died 13 April 1968[2] in Chicago, Cook Co., IL, and was buried in Concordia Cem., Forest Park, Cook Co., IL.  He married Anna Lindenberg, daughter of Carl Lindenberg and Friederika Rittman, about 1923 in Wayne Co., IN.  She was born 15 Oct. 1880 in Germany, and died 29 April 1967.  She first married Peter Koester.  Earl and Anna were in the 1930 census for Chicago, Cook Co., IL, when there were 4 step-children living with them.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

    36.   Leona Graves, b.c. 1925 (IL).


Herbert Arthur Graves (17) was born 10 Dec. 1890 in Hamilton, Butler Co., OH.  He first married Josephine E. Oberrecht, daughter of Benard J. Oberrecht and Mary Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 12 Aug. 1912 in Hamilton, OH.  Various spellings of her maiden name are found in census records, including Oberecht and Oburecht.  She was born 16 Jan. 1890 in OH, and died 18 Oct. 1918 in Hamilton, OH.  She was in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Hamilton, Butler Co., OH, living with her parents.  Herbert is in the 1920 census for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK, with his children Bernard and Mary, living with his brother-in-law Albert Oburecht.

He married second Pearl (or Pearle) Stalnaker, daughter of Ernest R. Stalnaker and Frances M. Newman, about 1921.  She was born 14 Sept. 1898 in WV, and died 1 Nov. 1993 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.  (The 1900 census for Spencer, Roane Co., WV, lists Pearl, 4 (b. March 1896), daughter of E.A. and Sarah Stalnaker.  However, the 1910 census for Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, lists Pearl, b.c. 1899 in WV, dau. of Ernest R. and Frances Y. Stalnaker.)   Herbert and Pearl were in the 1930 census for Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, living with her mother Frances and her step-father Emil Nicklaus from Germany, and Herbert was a hotel manager.  Pearl was in the 1940 census for Cincinnati, Hamilton Co.,OH, divorced and living alone.  Neither Herbert not his son Herbert have yet been found in 1940 census records.

HerbertŐs World War I draft registration card dated June 5, 1917, gave his age as 26, born Dec. 10, 1890 in Hamilton, Butler Co., OH, living at 465 Bingham, Hamilton, OH, with a wife and 3 children.  He was a machinist working for Niles Tool Works in Hamilton, OH.

His World War II draft registration card gave his birth as Dec. 10, 1890 in Hamilton, OH, living at RFD 3, Camden, Gratis, Preble Co., OH, working for Hamilton Tool Co., Hamilton, OH.  All his children were born in OH, probably all in Butler Co.  (R‑5, R‑7)

Children – Graves, by Josephine Obenecht

    37.       Bernard (or Benard) Graves, b. 10 March 1913, d. 26 Dec. 1994 (OH).  Living in Hamilton, OH in 1930 with his Obberecht grandparents.

    38.       Mary Graves, b.c. 1915.

    39.       Ruth Graves, b. 18 May 1917, d. 1 Oct. 1917 (Butler Co., OH).

Children – Graves, by Pearl Stalnaker

    40.   Herbert Graves, m. Mary L. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  Had at least 1 child, Mark Graves.


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[1] R‑1 gave her place of birth as near Downs Station, which is now Front Royal, Warren Co., VA.

[2] His dates of birth and death are from the Social Security Death Index.  He was listed in the census records as Earl Graves, but in the SSDI as Earlham Graves.