Rev. 8 Oct. 2015, Gen. 242







Gilliam Graves (1) was born about 1813 in NC (or about 1819 in Toms Creek, Randolph Co., NC[1]), supposedly died in Jan. 1876 in Garland Co., AR[2], and was buried next to his wife Polly in Mountain Valley Cem. (formerly known as Mt. Pleasant Cem.), Garland Co., AR.  He was supposedly killed by robbers.  Gilliam married first Mary Tyler on 18 Aug. 1832[3] in Randolph Co.  They were in Cherokee Co., GA in 1840.  On the 1850 Cherokee Co., GA census, there is a Charles Tyler, age 79, born NC, living with Nancy, 30, Rebecca, 25, John, 22, and a William D. Graves, 10, born GA.  Is it possible that Mary (Tyler) Graves died, and by 1850 Gilliam had moved on and left son William D. Graves living with grandfather Charles Tyler?  The descendants of William D. Graves are included in this genealogy.  Gilliam Graves was listed on 5 Nov. 1838 as 1 of 24 names on a jury, and in Dec. 1835 as 1 of 12 jurors, both in Cherokee Co., GA.

He married second Delila (or Delilah) Hawthorne on 18 Aug. 1845 in Montgomery Co., AR according to R‑11.  She died about 1860 in Cedar Glades[4], AR and was also buried in Mountain Valley Cem.  In 1860, ‘Galem’ Graves was recorded on the census in Montgomery Co., AR with children Sarah, 15, born GA, Aaron, 13, born AL, John, 11, born AL, Julia, 9, born AR, and Nancy, 5, born AR.  No record of his family has been located for the 1850 and 1870 censuses.  He married third Mary (“Polly”) (Gray) Washburn, daughter of William Andrew Gray and Sarah L. Garrett.  Sarah married second ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Kirkland; she married third Nicholas Fisher, and married fourth Jack Zacharia Phillips.  Sarah is probably the mother of Sarah Emma Fisher who married Gilliam’s son Jesse.  Polly was born about 1840 in Hot Spring Co., AR, and died about 1879 in Cedar Glades, AR.  She first married Franklin W. Washburn on 1 Feb. 1859 in Hot Spring Co., AR.  He was listed as age 21 and she as age 19.

Gilliam was on the 1853 tax list of Montgomery Co., AR: 1-40-270-60-15-115.  In Jan. 1854, he was appointed guardian for the children of Samuel and Sarah Graves of Montgomery Co., AR.  This was probably the Samuel Graves (Gen. 829) and Sarah Cole who were married on 30 March 1837 in Randolph Co., NC by Moore Graves.  Gillum and Moor[5] Graves were on the 1840 U.S. census for Cherokee Co., GA, Gillum with 1 male 20-30, 3 males under 5, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 5-10.  It is believed that Moore Graves died in the 1840’s.

This may be the Sarah (widow of Samuel) and Gillum that are found (separately) on the tax lists in 1853 and later in Montgomery Co., AR.

Sarah owned 39 acres of property that she purchased from the government as follows: 1-NW-SE-11-15-21W-40 150-4-1-100-2-20-270-270-672-67 (Certificate No. 6420).  The children of Sarah and Samuel were listed in their own household on the 1860 Montgomery Co., AR census as follows:


Name                                                    Age         Occ.       R/E Value Pers. Prop Value     P-O-B

Graves, William (Riley)               22            farmer                    500                           52            NC

                  Alley                                          17                                                                                                      NC

                  Ursa                                           15                                                                                                      NC

                  Alison                                       14                                                                                                      NC

                  Madison                                 11                                                                                                      NC

Sarah first appeared in Montgomery Co., AR records in 1851 with record NWSE 11 40 acres.

Gilliam appeared on the tax records in Montgomery Co., AR in 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1861, 1865, 1867, 1868, 1871, and 1872.  There is another record in April 1861 with Gilliam listed as guardian for the minor heirs of Samuel and Sarah Graves -- Alley, Ultha, Alison, and Madison.  William Riley Graves died intestate on 1 Nov. 1861.

On 14 Jan. 1864, Gilliam volunteered at Cedar Glades, Montgomery Co., AR in the Civil War in the Union Army, Co. D, 4th Reg. Sr.  On his military papers he listed Randolph Co., NC as his birthplace, 45 years as his age, farmer as his occupation.  He had black eyes, dark hair and complexion, and was 5 ft. 10 in. tall.  On 12 Oct. 1864, he deserted.  On 25 Dec. 1864, he returned from desertion.

This Gilliam Graves probably descended from John Graves (b.c. 1750) and Margery Harvey of Randolph Co. (genealogy 77), and may have been descended from his son Leonard Graves.  There are at least 2 descendants of John Graves named Gilliam, a son and a grandson.  According to R‑2 and R‑4, Gilliam's father was American Indian.

[Mary] Elizabeth Graves is added as a child based on information on the 1880 Garland Co., AR census; the children listed under Mary Gray were all living with Andrew Washburn, son of Franklin Washburn and Mary (“Polly”) Gray and his wife Amanda, and were referred to as brothers and sisters.  They would have been Andrew’s half-siblings.

The following story was submitted by R‑4.

“Family Folklore

Graves family folklore has it that Gilliam was 1/2 Indian. The story goes that during the Revolutionary War, "Becky" Rebecca Graves, then 10 years old and living with her Grandmother and Mother in N.C./VA was having a birthday gathering. Her only wish was for her father to come home. Both her father and her grandfather had left to fight in the war. The Grandfather, sur-name "Gilliam" had been killed early on. Becky's mother was with child and had stated often that if her child was a boy, she would name him Gilliam after her father.

Becky's father had promised her that he would be home by her birthday, therefore, Becky was certain he would make it. The small family of Mother, Grandmother and Daughter sat at the table, but Becky wouldn't let them eat until her father arrived. Darkness fell, and the three continued to wait. All at once the door swung open and in came Becky's father. Everyone had a great moment of happiness, but shortly the door swung open again and three British Soldiers burst in and began firing. First to go down was Becky's Grandmother who quickly pulled her Grand daughter down with her and under the table. She told Becky to hide behind the flour barrel, and Becky quickly did as told. The firing stopped but Becky, too terrified to leave the Flour Barrel, stayed hidden for some time. When she finally came out of hiding she saw her mother lying on the floor with her Father over her. His hand moved and Becky ran to him. He told her that her mother and grandmother had died and that he was dying also and that the Soldiers might return so she should run to the Indian Camp not far from her house. She did as told, the Indians took her into their camp and treated her as there own.

The Indian Chief especially loved her as did his squaw. They became her adoptive parents in every way. She never went outside of the camp, she learned their language and they learned hers. The Chief had a son, now a young brave, his job was to watch out for Becky, so anywhere she went, the young brave followed. The Chief gave him Becky in marriage and they lived quite happily for many years. The time came, though, that the white man wanted the Indian's land and the white man became very indifferent to their Indian Neighbors. Becky who had difficulty having children finally had a little boy whom she named "Gilliam" after her Grandfather, just as her mother had wanted to name the child she carried in the womb when she was killed by the British. Afraid they were going to lose their home and land, Becky and her family moved outside the Indian Camp back on her father's land and since the Indians did not have sur-names they took Becky's sur-name "Graves". Now, just as Becky never left the Indian Camp for fear of giving herself away, her husband, the Indian Brave, never left their homestead.

Becky was blessed with very fair skin and blonde hair. Young Gilliam was rather dark, with dark hair, but passed easily as "White". After the death of her husband, Becky rejoined her white family, who still loved her very much, especially her uncles. Here, her little boy Gilliam grew up as a white child. He stayed in Tom's Creek, Randolph County, North Carolina where he also married a Cherokee and had a son who they also named "Gilliam". This child, born in about 1813 being 1/2 Cherokee from his father and full blooded from his mother was in reality 3/4 Indian. Gilliam fell in love and married Mary Tyler "White" in about 1832. Mary died in childbirth, the child, named William was raised by the "Tyler" grandparents in North Carolina. In 1840, just after the Great “Trail of Tears", Gilliam, and his brother Samuel moved their families west, through Alabama, finally stopping in Montgomery County, Arkansas. Gilliam went on to join the Union Army, Co. D, 4th Reg. Sr. He was described as have dark complexion, with dark hair and black eyes. He was 5'10" tall. He deserted in October of 1864, only to return from desertion in December of 1864. Gilliam had several wives and many children.

This is folklore, I can not know how much is reality. Just an interesting story I found about Gilliam Graves.”

  (R‑1, R‑3, R‑4, R‑5, R‑7, R‑8)

Children - Graves, by Mary Tyler

+2.   Elizabeth Graves, b. June 1833, m. George Washington Blocker, 21 Jan. 1857, d. before 1910.

    3.  Leonard or Lenard (“Len”) Graves, b. May 1834 (GA), d. 9 July 1918 (Springfield, Lane Co., OR).  He left Arkansas as a young man with sister Adaline and brother-in-law John Phillips, settled in Texas for a while, and followed them to Washington state before 1890.  Eventually moved to Springfield, OR where his sister and her 2nd husband lived.  Bur. Laurel Hill Cem. (Springfield, OR).  In the 1900 census when he lived with half-sister Adaline in Skagit Co., WA, he indicated his parents were born in NC.

    4.  Att Graves (twin), b.c. 1838.  Possibly moved to Oklahoma.

    5.  Nat Graves (twin), b.c. 1838.  Possibly moved to Oklahoma.

    6.  Matt Graves; lived and died in Mountain Valley.

+7.   William D. Graves, b. 20 Nov. 1840, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Martha Jane Waggoner, c. 1874, d. 16 March 1917.

Children - Graves, by Delila Hawthorne

+8.   Sarah Jane Graves, b.c. Oct. 1845, m. Joab Houston Fisher, c. 1869, d. 26 June 1910.

+9.   Aaron Graves, b. 5 Sept. 1846 (or Feb. 1848), m(1) Louisa Phillips, 1865, m(2) Mary Jane Herron, 8 Feb. 1885, d. 28 Sept. 1919.

+10.   John Richard Graves, b. 22 June 1850, m. Sarah Angeline Bledsoe, 13 June 1869, d. 24 Sept. 1936.

+11.   Vestal Graves, b.c. 1850, m. Nancy ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. after 1880.

+12.   Julia Graves, b.c. 1851, m. James Levin Cabler, by 1870.

+13.   Adaline (or Adline) Graves, b. May 1854, m(1) John Fearneyhough (or Fernnie) Phillips, m(2) Harry E. R. Bush, d. 14 Aug. 1918.

+14.   Jesse S. Graves, b.c. 1855, m(1) Sarah Emma Fisher, 2 April 1871, m(2) Margaret (Speer or Cornett) Crumpton, 31 Jan. 1884, m(3) Nancy (Wilborn) Kyle Cuttler (or Sutton), 19 Sept. 1889, d. 1910.

+15.   Nancy Ellen Graves, b. May 1855, m. David Herron, c. 1880, d. c. 1938.

Children - Graves, by Mary Gray

+16.   Mary Elizabeth Graves, b. 13 Aug. 1864, m. Robert Samuel Miller, after 1880, d. 17 Aug. 1933.

+17.   Gilliam Graves, b. 4 (or 14) April 1866, m. Amanda Lucindy Blocker, 20 Oct. 1887, d. 8 April 1939.

+18.   Greenberry G. Graves, b. May 1867, m. Mary Susan Arkansas Hamilton, 29 Nov. 1886, d. after 1920.

+19.   Randolph Graves, b. 1 May 1872, m. Ida Mae Loudella Hamilton, 21 Oct. 1894, d. 14 May 1937.

+20.   Lucinda Graves, b.c. May 1874, m. Francis Marion Kelley, 20 Sept. 1891, d. 1926.

+21.   Arminda Graves, b. 22 April 1875, m. William Ervin Bishop, 13 Oct. 1892, d. 23 Nov. 1934.






Elizabeth (“Betsey”) Graves (2) was born in June 1833 in AL according to the 1900 census, and died before 1910.  She married George Washington Blocker, son of George Blocker and Sara (“Sallie”) Tabitha Watkins, on 21 Jan. 1857 in Montgomery Co., AR.  George W.’s father was from IL and died in Cape Girardo, MO; his mother Sallie was born about 1782, died in 1867 in Cedar Glades, Garland Co., AR, and was buried in Mountain Valley Cem.  George W. Blocker was born 9 Nov. 1834 in AR, was killed by bushwackers in Dec. 1863, and was buried with his half-brother Billy Gray in a double casket in Mountain Valley Cem.  Elizabeth was in the 1900 census for Garland Co., AR, widowed, with only one of her 4 children still living, living with her daughter-in-law, Julia.  (R‑5)

Children - Blocker

    22.   Mary Blocker, b. (Cedar Glades, Garland Co., AR), m. Green Hubble, d. (Cedar Glades, AR).  Bur. Mountain View Cem. (unmarked graves).

    23.   Sarry Blocker

+24.   George Washington Blocker, Jr., b. 15 April 1862, m. Julia Catherine Melvina Isabelle Hamilton, 23 Aug. 1883, d. 15 Feb. 1900.


William D. Graves (7) was born 20 Nov. 1840 in GA, and died 16 March 1917 in Shelby Co., AL.  He first married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He married second Martha Jane Waggoner, daughter of James Waggoner and Mary (“Polly”) ‑‑‑‑‑, about 1874.  She was born 16 April 1848 in AL, and died 29 Aug. 1912 in Shelby Co., AL.  Martha was recorded on the 1880 census in Jefferson Co., AL; she and her first three children lived with her parents.  William was not listed with the family, and the widow column appears to be checked.  However, they were recorded together on the 1900 and 1910 censuses in Shelby Co., AL.  In 1900, Martha stated that ten of her twelve children were living; in 1910, she indicated that nine of her eleven children were living.  In 1910, W. D. indicated that he had been married twice.  All their children were born in AL.  (R‑11)

Children - Graves

+25.   James Monroe Graves, b. 30 March 1876, m(1) Frances Lula Kendrick, c. 1898, m(2) Lucy Ella ‑‑‑‑‑‑, by 9 Sept. 1918, m(3) Dora Emma Lee Lucas, 1 Feb. 1939, d. 16 May 1954.

    26.   Mary Graves, b.c. 1878.

    27.   Walter Graves, b.c. 1879.

    28.   Emma Graves, b. Oct. 1883.

    29.   Stella Graves, b. Jan. 1886.

    30.   Carrie Graves, b. July 1889.  Lived with her brother Monroe in 1910.

+31.   Arthur Graves, b. 25 Sept. 1890, m. Willie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1911, d. 5 Nov. 1947.

    32.   Katie Graves, b. Jan. 1892.

+33.   Horace G. Graves, b. 3 May 1894, m. Velma B. Hartsfield, 10 Oct. 1912.


Sarah Jane Graves (8), known as Jane, was born in Oct. 1845 in GA according to the 1860 Montgomery Co., AR census, died 26 June 1910 in Cedar Glades, Garland Co., AR, and was buried in Mountain Valley Cem., Garland Co., AR.  She married Joab Houston Fisher, son of Nicholas Fisher and Sarah (Garrett) Gray Kirkland, 22 April 1866 in Montgomery Co., AR.  He was born in Oct. 1849, died 22 June 1930 in Cedar Glades, AR, and was also buried in Mountain Valley Cem.  This family was recorded on the 1880 and 1900 censuses in Garland Co., AR.  In 1900, ‘S.J.’ reported that eight of her ten children were living.  In 1930, ‘J.H.’ lived with his daughters Ada and Louanda in Garland Co., AR.  (R‑5, R‑10)

Children - Fisher

    34.   Nicholas G. Fisher, b.c. May 1870, never married, d. after 1908.

    35.   Louanda E. Fisher, b.c. March 1874, d. 19 March 1940.  Bur. Mountain Valley Cem.

+36.   Nancy Jane Fisher, b. 20 Feb. 1876, m. Wesley W. Anderson, 12 March 1899, d. 2 Feb. 1938.

    37.   Mary A. Fisher, b. March 1877, d. 22 July 1920.  Bur.  Mountain Valley Cem.

    38.   Ada Ann (“Ad’) Fisher, b. 24 March 1879, d. 9 June 1949.  Bur. Mountain Valley Cem.

+39.   Emma E. Fisher, b. April 1882, m. Houston Newkirk Richardson, c. 1903, d. before 1920.

+40.   Joseph H. Fisher, b. May 1884, m. Jennie Brogan, 29 Dec. 1912, d. after 1920.

+41.   Cornelius Houston Fisher, b. 15 July 1899, m. Edna Fox, 31 July 1910, d. 11 March 1962.


Aaron Graves (9) was born 5 Sept. 1846 (or Feb. 1848 according to the 1900 census) in AL, died 28 Sept. 1919 in Garland Co., AR, and was buried in Mountain Valley Cem., Garland Co., AR.  As recorded on his Certificate of Death (#233), he was born in 1846 and died at the age of 73, his occupation listed as farmer.  He first married Louisa Phillips, daugher of Zachariah Phillips and Mary Elizabeth (“Polly”) Pyland, in 1865.  She was born about 1847 in TN, and died about 1881-1884.  Their children were born in AR.  He married second Mary (“Jane”) Herron, daughter of William Herron and Rhoda Fisher, on 8 Feb. 1885.  Jane was born about 1846 in AL, died 22 Jan. 1930, and was also buried in Mountain Valley Cem.  Aaron and wife Louisa were listed in the 1880 census for Mountain Twp., Garland Co., AR, and he and wife Jane were listed in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Garland Co., AR.  Jane was recorded on the 1920 census in Garland Co., AR as a 68-year old widow; her grandson Ernest D. Graves lived with her.  William Herron married Rhoda Fisher on 25 Jan. 1831 in Perry Co., AL.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑5)

Children - Graves, by Louisa Phillips

+42.   Mary Josephine Graves, b. 16 Sept. 1868, m. Josiah W. Merriott, 14 Dec. 1884, d. 1899.

+43.   Albert Marion Graves, b. 11 April 1870, m. Martha Jane Kelley, 22 May 1892, d. 23 July 1945.

+44.   John Calvin Eugene Graves, b. 8 June 1872, m. Edna Earl Murders, 18 Aug. 1895, d. 11 March 1932.

    45.   George Washington Graves, b. 1 Dec. 1873, never married, d. 22 March 1963 (Garland Co., AR).  Bur. Mountain Valley Cem.

    46.   Sarah Ann Graves, b.8 April 1878 (Cedar Glades, Garland Co., AR), never married, d. Garland Co., AR.

+47.   Sarah Louisa Graves, b. 26 July 1881, m. Isaac W. Kyle, c. 1900, d. 7 March 1960.


John Richard Graves (10) was born 22 June 1850 in AL (or Cedar Glades, Garland Co., AR per R‑5), died 24 Sept. 1936, and was buried in Shiloh Cem., Garland Co., AR.  He married Sarah Angeline Bledsoe, daughter of William Lewis Bledsoe and Charlotte Dodd, on 13 June 1869 in Montgomery Co., AR.  She was 15 at the time of her marriage.  She was born 15 July 1854 in AR, died 31 July 1922, and was also buried in Shiloh Cem.  Sarah’s father was born 28 Dec. 1834 in Kentucky, and died 24 Feb. 1906.  Her mother was born about 1837 in Tennessee.  William and Charlotte were married 28 July 1853 in Saline Co., AR.  John and Sarah were listed on the 1880 census in Montgomery Co., AR and the 1900 census in Mountain Valley Twp., Garland Co., AR.  In 1900, they had been married 30 years, had 10 children, with 5 living; those 5 were born in Arkansas.  John was recorded as an 87-year old widower on the 1930 census in Garland Co., AR living with his daughter Lottie’s family.  (R‑1, R‑4, R‑5)

Children - Graves

+48.   Nancy Graves, b.c. 1877, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Speers, d. 1896.

+49.   Rosetta Graves, b. 31 Jan. 1880, m. James Henry Camp, d. 15 May 1967.

+50.   Rebecca P. Graves, b. Dec. 1882, m. William Andrew Neighbors, 5 Jan. 1902, d. 20 Jan. 1920.

+51.   Charlotta (or Charlotte) W. Graves, b. 5 July 1887, m. Charles M. Harrison, 16 April 1905, d. 7 July 1967.

+52.   Sarah Jane Graves, b. May 1890, m. James S. Hearn, 14 March 1909, d. before 1925.

+53.   James C. Graves, b. Dec. 1896, m. Annabelle Short, by 1920.


Vestal Graves (11) was born about 1850 in AL, and died after 1880.  He married Nancy ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1851 in AL.  They were in the 1880 census for Baxter Twp., Garland Co., AR.  All their children were born in AR.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

    54.   Alice Graves, b.c. 1872.

    55.   Mary E. Graves, b.c. 1874.

    56.   Texas A. (or Texana) Graves, b.c. 1879, m. Calvin Newton Braziel, 24 March 1892 (Montgomery Co., AR[6]), d.c. 1893.  Called Newton or “Newt”, he was b. Jan. 1870 in AR.  Newt was in the 1900 census for Ouashita, Garland Co., AR, with him listed as Newt and his and his second wife as Lilley, b.c. 1876, with 2 children.


Julia Graves (12) was born about 1851 in AR, and died after 1870.  Family tradition indicates that she married James Levin Cabler, son of Nicholas W. Cabler and Telitha Harper, by 1870 although there is no record of their marriage.  Julia and ‘Leven’ were reported as being on the 1870 census in Montgomery Co., AR.  A belief has been that James first married Malinda L. Wehut on 23 Dec. 1866 in Montgomery Co., AR, and that perhaps she died by 1870.  Then, after Julia’s death, he supposedly remarried Malinda Wright as his third wife, although there is only one marriage recorded for them.

However, this story about a second and third marriage is wrong.  Levin only married once, to Malinda L. Wehut.  According to Shirley Shewmake Manning, President of Norman Historic Preservation Program, Inc., Norman, AR, the Montgomery County marriage book has a mistake in it.  The actual document reads: “I, A. B. Anderson, an acting and duly commissioned Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Montgomery and State of Arkansas do hereby certify that on the 23rd day of December, 1866 at the County of Montgomery and the State of Arkansas, I did duly join in marriage L. J. Cabler of Montgomery County, Arkansas, aged 27 years, and Malinda L. Wehut of Montgomery County, Arkansas, aged 17 years, and then and there declared them to be husband and wife.  Given under my hand this 26th day of December, 1866.  A. B. Anderson JP, filed for record January 7, 1867.”

The correct interpretation of the 1870 census for Caddo Twp.., Montgomery Co., AR, is that it shows Malinda in the household of her in-laws, the Cablers, with James Levin Cabler’s sister Julie (not Julia Graves) also in the household.

L. J. and Malinda were listed on the 1880 and 1900 censuses in Montgomery Co., AR.  In 1900, Malinda reported that she had been married 33 years and all three of her three children were living.  She was born 2 Aug. 1849 in GA, and died 11 May 1928 in Montgomery Co., AR.  James was born 10 Nov. 1839 in TN, and died 31 Oct. 1904.

It is not presently known whether Julia Graves married and had children.  (R‑1, R‑5)


Adaline (or Adline) Graves (13) was born May 1854 in Arkansas, died 14 Aug. 1918[7] in Port Orford, Curry Co., OR, and was buried there.  Adaline first married John Fearneyhough Phillips, son of Zachariah Phillips and Mary Elizabeth (“Polly”) Pyland.  He was born about 1846 in TN, died 3 March 1900 in Skagit Co., WA, and was buried in Mt. Vernon Cem., Skagit Co., WA.  They were recorded on the 1880 census in Little River, Jackson Co., AR.  Adaline and John left Arkansas with her brother Leonard and moved first to Texas, living in Paris, Lamar Co., and possibly Decatur, Wise Co., before moving to Washington state by 1890.  In 1900, she was recorded on the census in Skagit Co., WA as Addie Phillips, a widow, with four [sic] children born and four living.  Her brother, L. Graves, born in May 1834 in GA, a gold miner, lived with them.  After John’s death, Adaline married second Harry E. R. Bush and moved first to Centralia, WA, then to Grants Pass, OR in late 1906 or early 1907, and then to Springfield, OR.  The last three months of her life were spent with her daughter Lula in Port Orford, OR.  (R‑5, R‑7, R‑8)

Children - Phillips

+57.   Lula A. Phillips, b. Dec. 1880, m. Samuel G. Hensley, c. 1898, d. 20 Jan. 1952.

+58.   Andrew Jackson Phillips, b.c. 1882, m. Mary Olive Duval (or Duvill), d. 6 Nov. 1922.

+59.   Minnie Margarette Phillips, b. 9 June 1888, m. William Weber Holmes, 8 April 1908, d. 3 Sept. 1973.

+60.   Lillian Frances Phillips, b. 23 Oct. 1890, m. Charles Jeremiah Holmes, 17 June 1908, d. 10 Jan. 1985.

    61.   Sarah Phillips, b.c. 1893 (Sauk, Skagit Co., WA), d.c. 1896 (Skagit, WA).


Jesse S. Graves (14) was born about 1855 in Blount Co., AL, and died in 1910 in Garland Co., AR.  He was buried in the yard of his former home on Walnut Valley Rd. with only rocks marking his grave according to R‑1.  In 2002, he was recorded on a list of people buried in McGill Cem., Garland Co., AR.  He first married Sarah Emma Fisher, called Emma, daughter of Nicholas Fisher and Sarah L. (Garrett) Gray Kirkland Phillips, on 2 April 1871 in Montgomery Co., AR.  They were married at the residence of Jack Phillips in Mountain Twp., Montgomery Co., AR  As recorded in the Marriage Record (Bk. A, p. 278), Jesse was 18 years old and Emma was 15.  She was born about 1856 in Arkansas, and died after 11 June 1880 when this family was recorded on the census in Garland Co., AR.  He married second Margaret (Speer or Cornett) Crumpton, daughter of John Speer and Elizabeth Mason (or Edward Cornett and Rebecca ‑‑‑‑‑‑), on 31 Jan. 1884 in Garland Co., AR.  She was born about 1855 in AR, died 5 May 1884 in Little Rock, AR (or Cedar Glades, Garland Co., AR per R‑5) at the birth of their child.  She was recorded on the 1880 census in Garland Co., AR as Margaret Crumpton living with her mother Rebecca Cornett and her two Crumpton sons.  Jesse married third Nancy (Wilborn) Kyle Cuttler on 19 Sept. 1889.  She was born in about 1856 in AR, died 20 Nov. 1932, and was buried in McGill Cem.  All his children were born in AR.  He was listed with his family in the 1880 census for Garland Co., AR.  Nancy first married John B. Kyle; their son Isaac, born 15 Dec. 1879 married Louisa (“Sis”) Graves, daughter of Aaron Graves (#10).  Nancy married second Samuel B. Cuttler and had a son, Prince Sylvester Cuttler, born in 1882.  Nancy was recorded on the 1920 census in Garland Co., AR; her daughter Lucinda and son-in-law Benjamin Hogue lived with her.  In 1930, she lived with her widowed son William in Hot Springs, Garland Co., AR.

Jesse had the following step-children: John Crumpton, Henry Crumpton by Margaret, Isaac Kyle, Prince Cuttler, and Cindy Sutton (about the same age as Sarah Rebecca Graves) by Nancy.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑5)

Children - Graves, by Emma Fisher

+62.   Abraham Nicholas Graves, b. 7 Jan. 1874, m. Martha Elizabeth Terry, 4 Feb. 1894, d. 3 Feb. 1943.

+63.   Catherine Eunice Graves, b. 9 March 1876, m. John Elbury (or Erron) Ritter, 28 Nov. 1897, d. 13 May 1963.

    64.   Greenbury H. Graves, b. Jan. 1880 (AR).

+65.   Vestal Graves, b. 21 March 1881, m. Emma (Edwards) Morgan, 2 Sept. 1900, d. 14 April 1949.

Children - Graves, by Margaret Cornett

+66.   Sarah Rebecca Graves, b. 5 May 1884, m. George Washington Hulsey, 22 Dec. 1901, d. 23 Dec. 1972.

Children - Graves, by Nancy Wilborn

+67.   Lucinda Graves, b. 8 June 1889, m(1) Benjamin Franklin Hogue, 5 Aug. 1906, m(2) J. T. Tankersley, 22 Dec. 1923, d. 18 Dec. 1969.

+68.   William Vestal Graves, b. 22 April 1892, m(1) Nancy Miranda Cockman, 16 Oct. 1915, m(2) Margaret T. (Collum) Marland, 19 May 1939, d. 14 May 1973.

+69.   Pearl Mae Graves, b. 24 May 1895, m. George Franklin Terry, 23 Feb. 1913, d. 30 April 1972.

+70.   Cora Ellen Graves, b. 1 July 1898, m. Harry Edward Walters, 20 Oct. 1917, d. 30 Nov. 1981.


Nancy Ellen Graves (15) was born in May 1855 in AL, died about 1938 in Big Blakely, Garland Co., AR, and was buried in Shiloh Cem., Garland Co., AR.  She married David Herron, son of William Herron and Rhoda Fisher, about 1880.  He was born in Feb. 1855 in AR according to the 1900 census, and died 15 Jan. 1920 in Garland Co., AR, and was also buried in Shiloh Cem.  This family was recorded on the 1880 and 1900 censuses in Garland Co., AR.  In 1910, ‘N.G.’ reported that seven of her nine children were living.  In 1930, she was the head of family, still in Garland Co., AR.  (R‑5)

Children - Herron

+71.   William Gilliam Herron, b. 4 Feb. 1882, m. Amanda C. Speers, 14 Dec. 1913, d. 25 Feb. 1959.

+72.   James Leonard Herron, b. 20 April 1884, m. Elizabeth Ellen Kelley, c. 1903, d. 9 Aug. 1915.

+73.   Randolph Jonathan Herron, b. 10 Oct. 1885, m. Sarah Rebecca Jane Johnson, 6 March 1904, d. 11 June 1955.

+74.   Mary Isabell Herron, b. 3 Feb. 1887, m. Charlie Smith Ritter, 10 July 1910, d.c. 1915.

    75.   George Washington Herron, b. 20 Aug. 1889 (Big Blakely, AR), never married, d. 20 July 1942 (Garland Co., AR).

    76.   Aaron G. Herron, b. 11 March 1894 (Big Blakely, AR), d. 15 March 1910 (Garland Co., AR).  He d. from being hit in the head by a log.

+77.   Jessie Herron, b. 3 Oct. 1896, m. Mary Elizabeth Bailey, 20 July 1919, d. 20 (or 29) April 1974.


Mary Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Graves (16) was born 13 Aug. 1864 in Cedar Glades, Garland Co., AR, died 17 Aug. 1933 in Garland Co., AR, and was buried in Rock Springs Cem., Garland Co., AR.  She married Robert Samuel (“Bob”) Miller, son of John Henry Miller and Frances Adeline Cleveland, after 1880.  He was born 11 Dec. 1856 in GA, died 7 Dec. 1924 (or 15 Dec. 1925) in Garland Co., AR, and was also buried in Rock Springs Cem.  This family was recorded on the 1900 and 1920 censuses in Garland Co., AR; in 1930, Elizabeth was recorded as a 66-year old widow living with her son Ben’s family in Garland Co., AR.  (R‑5, R‑10)

Children - Miller

+78.   Lucy Belle Miller, b. 18 April 1882, m. Benjamin Franklin Johnson, c. 1902, d. 31 Jan. 1931.

+79.   Blanche Elizabeth Miller, b. May 1883, m. George W. Terry, c. 1904, d. 24 Dec. 1980.

+80.   Mary Jane Miller, b. 3 Feb. 1886, m. George Meredith Castleberry, c. 1904, d. 16 July 1921.

+81.   Andrew D. Miller, b. 4 Aug. 1887 (or April 1888), m. Lena Lee Phillips, 9 Dec. 1906, d. 22 Dec. 1956.

+82.   Charles Austin Miller, b. Nov. 1889, m. Mary Ethel McDowell, 4 June 1922, d. 30 May 1975.

+83.   Jane C. Miller, b. 12 June 1891 (or March 1892), m. Luther Calvin Phillips, 21 Oct. 1907, d. 1965.

+84.   John E. Miller, b. April 1894, m. Ruby Phillips, 12 Sept. 1915.

+85.   Frances Adaline Miller, b. Feb. 1895 (or 1 June 1896), m(1) Morris Brawley, m(2) Paul Eugene Buchanan, d. 20 Sept. 1965.

+86.   Benjamin Franklin Miller, b. 31 Aug. 1903, m. Ruey Olivia McDowell, 5 Feb. 1923, d. 22 May 1981.


Gilliam Graves (17) was born 4 (or 14 per R‑5 and his tombstone) April 1866 in Mountain Twp., Garland Co., AR, and died 8 April 1939 in Garland Co., AR.  He married Amanda ("Mandy") Lucindy Blocker, daughter of William Jasper Blocker and Louise Harbin, on 20 Oct. 1887 (Book 2, p. 548) in Garland Co., AR.  She was born 5 May 1872 in Cedar Glades, Garland Co., AR, and died 14 July 1967 at age 95.  They were both buried in Mountain Valley Cem., Garland Co., AR.  They were recorded on the 1900-1930 censuses in Garland Co., AR.  In 1910, Mandy reported that five of her eight children were living.  (R‑1, R‑3, R‑5, R‑10)

Children - Graves

    87.   Molly Graves, d. in infancy.  Bur. Mountain Valley Cem.

    88.   Betsey Graves, d. in infancy.  Bur. Mountain Valley Cem.

+89.   Lorena (or L. Rena) Graves, b. 18 Oct. 1893, m(1) William Harley Moore, 8 Dec. 1912, m(2) John Bishop, 12 Dec. 1936, d. 9 March 1970.

+90.   William Jasper Graves, b. 27 Aug. 1896, m. Florence Martha Merriott, 13 May 1917.

+91.   Katie Savanna Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1900, m. Ollie Homer Speers, 12 July 1918, d. 14 June 1982.

+92.   Jesse James Graves, b. 10 April 1904, m(1) Lena Harris, m(2) Frances J. Beeding, 1941, d. 19 June 1960.

    93.   Johnie Graves, d. at age 2; bur. Mountain Valley Cem.

+94.   Vola Graves, b. 2 May 1908, m(1) George D. Dozier, 11 July 1928, m(2) John Calvin Riley, after 1947, d. 2 Sept. 1982.

    95.   Velvo Rector Graves, b. 14 Dec. 1911 (or 1912) (Cedar Glades, AR), m(1) Bertha Short, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Speers, m(3) Tessie Bell (Blake) Kyle, d. 31 Dec. 1995 (Tulare Co., CA),  Dates are from the California Death Index, 1940-1997.  Tessie was first married to Garland Kyle (#197).


Greenberry G. Graves (18) was born in May 1867 in AR, died after 20 Jan. 1920 when he was recorded on the census, and was buried in Merriott Cem.  His tombstone lists his dates 1861-1918.  He married Mary Susan Arkansas (“Mary Ann”) Hamilton, daughter of John Newton Hamilton and Martha Jane Merriott, on 29 Nov. 1886 in Montgomery Co., AR (Marriage Index bk. B, p. 279).  She was born 27 April 1864 in Hamilton, Montgomery Co., AR (or April 1868 according to the 1900 census), died 13 Feb. 1953 in Hot Springs, Garland Co., AR, and was buried in Merriott Cem.  Greenberry and Mary Ann were listed in the 1900-1920 censuses in Garland Co., AR.  In 1910, Mary Ann reported that eight of her ten children were living.  Their children were born in AR.  (R‑1, R‑5)

Children - Graves

+96.   Aaron James (or James Aaron) Graves, b. 8 Nov. 1890, m(1) Delilah Elizabeth Fox, 21 Oct. 1909, m(2) Lucille Christian, d. 12 March 1964.

+97.   Caldonia Fay Graves, b. 13 Aug. 1894, m. Samuel Clinton Breshears, 12 Dec. 1911, d. 6 May 1938.

+98.   Martha Margaret Graves, b. 8 Jan. 1896, m. Smith Hamilton Nation, 4 Jan. 1914, d. 21 Dec. 1961.

+99.   Julius Wesley Graves, b. 8 July 1899, m. Esta Lee Speers, 29 Aug. 1920, d. 3 Nov. 1958.

+100.    Rose Graves, b.c. 1901, m(1) William Thomas Bollen (or Bowling), after 20 Sept. 1920, m(2) John Laymen.

+101.    Harley Lee Graves, b. 7 Dec 1905 (or 1906), m. Pearlie McCoy, d. 30 Aug. 1936.

+102.    Thelma Katie Almetta Graves, b. 13 April 1910, m(1) Leslie Hershell Freeman, 11 Sept. 1926, m(2) Alvin Charles McConnell, c. 1945, d. 29 Dec. 1977.


Randolph Graves (19) was born 1 May 1872 in Hamilton, Montgomery Co., AR, died 14 May 1937, and was buried in Merriott Cem., Garland Co., AR.  He married Ida Mae Loudella Hamilton, daughter of John Newton Hamilton and Martha Jane Merriott, on 21 Oct. 1894 in Garland Co., AR (Book 2, p. 173).  Ida was born 17 Nov. 1878 in Hamilton, AR, died 10 June 1964 in Hot Springs, Garland Co., AR, and was also buried in Merriott Cem.  This family was recorded on the 1900 and the 1930 censuses in Garland Co., AR.  John Hamilton was born 4 June 1832 in Elizabethtown, KY, and died 27 April 1906.  He married Martha on 29 March 1863.  She was born 23 Oct. 1844 in Tennessee, died 31 July 1922, and was buried in Merriott Cem.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

+103.    Floyd Columbus Graves, b. 9 April 1895, m. Lydia Kansas Fox, 6 Dec. 1914, d. 13 April 1978.

+104.    Noah Rufus Graves, b. 29 Aug. 1897, m. Annie Bailey, 18 Nov. 1917, d. Dec. 1976.

+105.    George Alexander Graves, b. 15 Sept. 1898, m. Ebbie Ann Speers, 15 Aug. 1920, d. 13 March 1981.

+106.    Arminda Elizabeth Graves, b. 9 June 1902, m(1) James William Nation, 10 Feb. 1918, m(2) Lybron Lewallen Lanter, 13 Dec. 1935.

+107.    Fred Lou Allen (or Lewallyn) Graves, b. 9 July 1904, m. Laura Elizabeth Edge, 31 Dec. 1928, d. 4 Nov. 1965.

+108.    Martha Ellen Graves, b. 23 June 1906, m. Frank Hatley Umphers, 5 May 1928.

+109.    Nora Myrtle Graves, b. 22 April 1909, m(1) Henry Clayton Crumpton, 25 June 1928, m(2) Sam W. Wilson, d. 8 July 1998.

+110.    John Arthur Graves, b. 20 May 1911, m. Callie Irene Riley, 2 Dec. 1932, d. 30 Sept. 1955.

+111.    James Andrew Graves, b. 14 April 1913, m. Edna Hooper.

    112.    William (“Harvey”) Graves, b. 10 Jan. 1917 (Cedar Glades, AR), m. Lea (‑‑‑‑‑‑) Sheridan, d. Longview, Cowlitz Co., WA.

+113.    Woodrow Riley Graves, b. 22 March 1920, m. Opal Marie Scott, 14 Nov. 1940, d. 31 May 1965.

+114.    Ruby Mildred Graves, b. 17 May 1922, m. Rector Speers, 25 Dec. 1938, d. 28 Oct. 1983.


Lucinda (“Cindy” or “Senda”) Graves (20) was born in May 1874 in Cedar Glades, Garland Co., AR, and died in 1926.  She married Francis Marion Kelley, Jr., son of Francis Marion Kelley and Cynthia Evaline Yarborough, on 20 Sept. 1891 in Garland Co., AR (Book 1, p. 527).  He was born 24 Sept. 1869 in Chilton Co., AL, and died 28 Sept. 1945 in Garland Co., AR.  They were both buried in Merriott Cem., Garland Co., AR.  This family was recorded on the 1900 and 1910 censuses in Garland Co., AR.  In 1910, “Cinda” stated that five of her seven children were living.  Francis Sr. was born in Jan. 1846 in Coosa Co., AL, and died 8 May 1912.  He married Cynthia on 8 March 1866.  Cynthia was born about 1844 in AL and died before 1900.  Cindy’s cousin Albert M. Graves (#43) married Francis’ sister Martha Jane.  (R‑5, R‑10)

Children - Kelley

    115.    Mary E. Kelley, b. Oct. 1892, m. Tom Reed, 4 Oct. 1917 (Garland Co., AR, Book W, p. 259).  He was b. 1881.  Lived in Oklahoma.

    116.    John Calvin Kelley, b. 5 March 1895, m. Salley Dickson, 7 Dec. 1913 (Garland Co., AR, Book T, p. 178), d. April 1971 (TX).  She was b.c. 1895.  Dates are from the SSDI.

    117.    Francis Marion Kelley, b.c. Oct. 1898, never married, d. 1 Aug. 1921.  Bur. Merriott Cem.

    118.    Albert Randall Kelley, b. 23 June 1901, m. Belle Johnson, 12 May 1922 (Garland Co., AR), d. 15 Jan. 1982 (CA).  Dates are from the California Death Index, 1940-1997.  She was b.c. 1903.

    119.    Walter Henry Kelley, b. 3 Oct. 1905, m. Ella Mae Hamilton, d. 1 Aug. 1962.  Bur. Merriott Cem.

    120.    Harley L. Kelley, b. 4 Sept. 1910, d. 24 Oct. 1970.  Dates are from the California Death Index, 1940-1997.


Arminda (“Mindy”) Graves (21) was born 22 April 1875 in Hamilton, Montgomery Co., AR, died 23 Nov. 1934 in Celeste, Hunt Co., TX, and was buried in Celeste Cem., Hunt Co., TX.  She married William Ervin Bishop, son of William Pinkney Bishop and Nancie Malinda Jones, on 13 Oct. 1892 (Book 3, p. 257) in Garland Co., AR.  He was born 20 March 1870 in Columbus, Polk Co., NC, died of measles on 17 Jan. 1917 in Jefferson, Saline Co., AR (cert. 01672), and was buried in Celeste, TX.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Fannin Co., TX.  (R‑5, R‑10)

Children - Bishop

    121.    Pearl Vinneta Bishop, b. 22 Aug. 1893 (Ladonia, Fannin Co., TX), m. Paul Gibbs (Greenville, Hunt Co., TX), d. 11 Jan. 1974 (Karnack, Harrison Co., TX, cert. 003476-74)  Bur. Hope Cem.  No children.

    122.    Myrtle Eva Bishop, b. 14 April 1895 (Ladonia, TX), m. Walter Bryant, d. 15 Aug. 1915 (Celeste, TX).  Bur. Celeste Cem.  One son d. in infancy at 3 mos.

    123.    Robert Lee Bishop, b. 14 July 1897 (Celeste, TX), m. Ruby Elvira Stinebaugh, 23 Dec. 1917, d. 15 Nov. 1961 (Farmersville, Collin Co., TX).  She was b. 9 June 1898, d. 12 Jan. 1987 (Greenville, TX).  Bur. 100 F Cem.  Two children.

    124.    William Gilliam Bishop, b. 10 Sept. 1899 (Ladonia, TX), d. 2 Nov. 1918 (France during WWI).  Bur. American Cem. (France).

+125.    Elford Ervin Bishop, b. 25 June 1901, m. Josephine Campbell, 11 Nov. 1923, d. 14 May 1977.

    126.    Theodore Roosevelt Bishop, b. 27 June 1903 (Celeste, TX), m. Lola Gertrude Dunivan, 29 March 1928 (Greenville, TX), d. 7 Dec. 1987 (Joshua, Johnson Co., TX).  She was b. 14 Dec. 1912 (Kingston, Hunt Co., TX), d. 27 Oct. 1990 (Joshua, TX).  Bur. Laurel Land Cem. (Fort Worth, TX).  Five children.

+127.    John Edward Bishop, b. 31 Aug. 1905, m(1) Hashel Lucille Cole, 14 June 1924, m(2) Olivia Miller (or Garrett), aft. 1961, d. 19 Jan. 1980.

    128.    Viva Lorena Bishop, b. 18 Oct. 1907 (Celeste, TX), d. 25 April 1982 (Llano Co., TX, cert. no. 039368-82).  Bur. Austin, Travis Co., TX.

+129.    James Alton Bishop, b. 2 Nov. 1909, m. Mabel Alene Ford, 15 Sept. 1927, d. 6 Jan. 1989.

+130.    Bonnie Naomi Bishop, b. 12 April 1912, m. Clarence Hurbert Tollison, 15 July 1930.

+131.    Ferguson Bishop, b. 14 Jan. 1914, m. Mary Lee Goode, d. 2 April 1982.

    132.    Kermit Bishop, b. 19 Dec. 1915 (Celeste, TX), m. Mildred Irene Estes, d. 17 March 1972 (Raymondville, Willacy Co., TX).  She was b. 1 Dec. 1920 (TX), d. 6 Sept. 2001 (Fort Worth, TX).  Two children.


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[1] According to R-2.

[2] In Cedar Glades, AR, according to R-2.

[3] North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000.

[4] Researchers trying to find data regarding the north-western area of Garland Co. AR prior to 1917 might try the Montgomery Co. courthouse in Mount Ida.  Montgomery Co. was created in 1842 from Hot Spring County.  In 1873 Garland Co. was formed from Montgomery (a portion of Mountain township), Hot Spring and Saline counties.  In February 1917 Bear, Cedar Glades, Crystal and remainder of Mountain Township and part of Leverney townships of Montgomery Co., Ark. were annexed to Garland Co.  Garland Co. townships that now have previous Montgomery Co. area include Baxter, Bear, Buckville (formerly Mountain twp.), Cedar Glades, Crystal, Hale, Mill, Mountain and Ouachita townships.  Understanding the county's formation makes it easier to locate marriage records, an ancestor on census returns, WW1 military induction and discharge records, land records, etc.

The Cedar Glades Post Office was originally established as Harold Post Office on Feb. 3, 1835.  The name was officially changed to Cedar Glades Post Office on March 26, 1883.  When Garland Co. was formed in 1873 from Hot Spring and Montgomery Counties, the sheriff of Montgomery Co. was a citizen of Cedar Glades.  The new county line was placed so that the Sheriff, George H. Speer could continue to reside on his home place, southeast of Cedar Glades.  The townships of Cedar Glades and Buckville, north of the Ouachita River, and Bear and Crystal Townships, south of the river remained a part of Montgomery Co. until 1917.  A strong demand by the people living in this area resulted in a bill being introduced in the legislature by Sonny Davis, from Garland County to transfer these townships into Garland County.  The bill became law and Cedar Glades, Buckville, Bear and Crystal Townships then became a part of Garland County.  When this area was part of Montgomery Co., it was necessary, in order to travel to Mount Ida, the county seat, to cross the North Fork of the Ouachita River, the River itself, and the South Fork of the Ouachita, a total of nine times for citizens living on the north side, as there were no bridges spanning these streams.  In the winter season, these streams were often swollen by wintry rains, making it almost impossible to cross.  Source: "They Can't Go Home" and website

[5]Moor as a given name is very unusual.  It is interesting that a Moor Bagley married Mary Jane Graves in 1810 in Randolph Co. (later Jasper Co.), GA.  Mary Jane was born about 1787 in Chesterfield Co., SC (just across the state line from Anson Co., NC), and was a granddaughter of Robert Graves (grandson of Thomas Graves and Ann Davenport of genealogy 270)..

[6] From “Texana Graves in the Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900”,

[7] Oregon Death Index, 1903-98, certificate no. 6.  Her name was recorded as Adeline Bush.