Revised 9 June 1992, Gen. 246







William M. ("Bill") Graves (1) was born about 1848, reportedly in Collins, Covington Co., MS (according to his daughter, Leta), near Williamsburg, and died 30 Sept. 1895 (before Oct. 1899) in Washington Parish, LA or Pike Co., MS. His middle name may have been Middleton.

He first married Margaret Harriet Hughes, third child of Isaac Hughes and Mary Malvina Dillon. They married after the 1870 census, taken 29 July (as she was listed as single, living in the household of the Mary Simmons family) and before the birth of her first child on 1 May 1872. She was also known as Sarah Margaret, Sarah, and Sarah Ann, as shown on various records. She is found on the 1860, 1870, and 1880 Pike Co. censuses. She was born about 1850 in MS, and died before 9 Nov. 1883.

He secondly married Melanie (or Maloney) Clark on 9 Nov. 1883. William Graves has a Confederate grave marker, and he supposedly served in Co. K, MS Infantry, CSA (headstone shows Co. K, LA Infantry, CSA). He was buried in the Theopholis Morris Cem., Walthall Co., MS. The burial place of his first wife is not known for sure, but it is believed that she was also buried in Morris Cem., in an unmarked grave, and that her parents were buried there too. Melanie was buried in Old Hawpond Cem., Walthall Co., MS.

There may have been 5 or 6 children by the second marriage, but their names are not presently known. (R-1, R-2)

Children - Graves, by Margaret H. Hughes

+2. Saleta Louella Graves, b. 1 May 1872, m. William Coulter Warner, 18 Aug. 1888, d. 6 April 1951.

3. Daniel William ("Dan") Graves, b. 1873 (according to headstone, in Pike Co., MS), m. Laura ("Larcy") Schilling, 1894, d. 1947 (cem. record). She was b. 1882 (cem. record), d/o Peter Schilling and Lucinda Williams. Both bur. Theopholis Morris Cem., Walthall Co., MS. 8 children.

+4. Isaac Middleton Graves, b. 11 Nov. 1874, m. Philonie Morris, c. 1894, d. 1 Oct. 1949.






Saleta (or Salina) ("Leta") Louella Graves (2) was born 1 May 1872 at the old family home on the Bogue Chitto River, Pike Co., MS (as told by Leta), and died 6 April 1951 in Bastrop, LA. She married William Coulter ("Doc") Warner on 19 Aug. 1888 in Magnolia, Pike Co., MS (Book B, p. 446). He was born 27 July 1865 in Warnerton, Washington Parish, LA, and died 31 Jan. 1943 in Monroe, LA, son of Daniel Cornelius Warner (1833-1907) and Laura Drucilla Holmes (1842-1895). Leta and Doc were both buried in Christ Church Cem., Bastrop, Morehouse Par., LA. Doc's death date on his headstone, 1945, is incorrect; the correct year is 1943. The last 6 children were born in Tylertown, MS. (R-2)

Children - Warner

+5. Ethel Eugenia Warner, b. 26 June 1888, m. Willie Edward Kennedy, 7 Oct. 1916, d. 3 July 1978.

+6. Esco Sullivan Warner, b. 23 Aug. 1892, m. Anna Bond, d. 1 Jan. 1925.

+7. Claude Daniel Warner, b. 8 Jan. 1895, m. Bettye Smith, 2 Feb. 1924, d. 18 Dec. 1965.

+8. Hettie Vera Warner, b. 12 Jan. 1896, m. Randle Adolph Penton, 1 Aug. 1914, d. 23 April 1983.

+9. Ora Mae Warner, b. 12 April 1898, m. George A. Winkler, 14 April 1920, d. 30 June 1969.

+10. Willie Edward Warner, b. 31 March 1900, m. Edith Peterson, 14 Sept. 1919, d. 16 May 1962.

+11. Carrol Modrell Warner, b. 27 Dec. 1903, m. Reathie Scott, 16 June 1929, d. 22 Aug. 1974.

+12. Audrey Lee Warner, b. 19 Jan. 1905, m(1) Robert Canfield, 11 Feb. 1928, m(2) Wilson O'Neal Galloway, 22 Sept. 1950, d. 27 April 1990.

+13. Laura Pauline Warner

14. William James Warner, b. 12 April 1909, d. July 1909. Bur. on homesite of W.C. and Leta Warner, Tylertown, MS. No marker.


Isaac ("Ike") Middleton Graves (4) was born 11 Nov. 1874 in Pike Co., MS, and died 1 Oct. 1949. He married Philonie ("Lonie") Morris, daughter of Peter Morris and Mila J. Owens, about 1894. She was born 14 June 1874 in Pike Co., MS, and died 14 Jan. 1965. They were both buried at Star Hill Church Cem., Washington Parish, LA. (R-1)

Children - Graves

15. William S. Graves, b. 17 Aug. 1896, m. Nancy Barnes Burch, d. 19 Nov. 1970. She was b. 17 Aug. 1904, d. 18 Sept. 1972. Both bur. Star Hill Church Cem.

16. Infant, b. and d. before 1900.

17. R. Dewitt Graves, b. 1900, m. Minnie L. Davis, 18 June 1923, d. 1969. Bur. Star Hill Church Cem.

18. Dolly Graves

+19. Alonzo Graves

20. Claudie Graves, b. 18 July 1907, m. Collen Graves, d. 17 Sept. 1980. Bur. Star Hill Church Cem.

21. Infant, d. before 1910.

22. Dixie Graves, b. 8 April 1910, m. Johnnie Clark. He was b. 22 June 1904, d. 6 March 1973.

23. Arthur Graves

24. Willie Graves, b. 1913, m. Gladys Buchanan, d. 21 Feb. 1987. Bur. Star Hill Church Cem.

25. Edna Mae Graves.


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