Rev. 6 Jan. 2021, Gen. 252

 

DESCENDANTS OF SAMPSON GRAVES OF BLADEN CO., NC

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Sampson Graves (1) was born about 1774 in NC, probably in Bladen Co., and may have died by 1830, since he has not been found in that census.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was in the 1800, 1810, and 1820 censuses for Bladen Co., NC.  It appears that the oldest son and at least one of the older daughters of Sampson may not have lived, since only two children were listed in the 1810 and 1820 censuses.

Children - Graves

  2.  son, b.c. 1790-1800.  Not in 1810 census.

  3.  daughter, b.c. 1790-1800.

  4.  daughter, b.c. 1790-1800.

  5.  Nathaniel Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1803, m. Lucy Cheshire, d. 1870-1880.

  6.  daughter, b. 1800-1810.  This may be one of the daughters listed in the 1800 census.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF SAMPSON GRAVES (1)

Nathaniel Graves (or Greaves) (5) was born 3 (or 29[1]) Dec. 1803, possibly in Cumberland Co. (but more likely in Bladen Co.), NC, and died after 1870 and probably before 1880 (since he has not been found in the 1880 census).  He married Lucy Cheshire, possibly a daughter of Richard Cheshire and Prudence ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1805 in Bladen Co., NC, and died in 1841.  They lived in Bladen Co.  Documentation is from tombstones, CSA Army records, old Bible records, and census records.

In the 1800 NC census, there was Benjamin Graves in Brunswick Co., Hardy Graves in Robeson Co., and Sampson Graves in Bladen Co.  In the 1810 NC census, there was Hardy Graves in Robeson Co. and Sampson Graves in Bladen Co.  In the 1820 NC census, there was Sampson Graves in Bladen Co., and Benjamin and Joseph Graves in Brunswick Co.  In the 1830 NC census, Nathaniel Graves was listed in Bladen Co.  It seems likely that Sampson Graves was Nathaniel's father, based on Nathaniel's naming his third son Sampson.

The 1850 census for Robeson Co., NC (enumerated on Aug. 13), lists Nathan, his wife, and all his children.  The 1850 census for Bladen Co., NC (enumerated Aug. 26), also lists oldest son Mordecai.  The 1860 census for Bladen Co., NC lists the family with their ages and occupations as follows: S. B. (Sampson) Graves, 27, turpentine; J. F. (John F.) Graves, 30, turpentine; Nathaniel Graves, 57, cooper; Lucy Graves, 53, domestic; Nathan Graves, 24, turpentine; Lydia Graves, 21, domestic; M. A. Graves, 17, domestic; S. L. Graves, 11, Catherine Graves (Sampson's wife?), 24, domestic.  Note that in 1860, Bladen Co. had 500 turpentine stills, and turpentine was the number one product in the county.

It is likely that this Graves family is part of the Graves/Greaves families of Caroline Co., Albemarle Co. & Halifax Co., VA and SC, which include genealogies 18, 49, 145, 217, and 906.  Marion Co., SC, where some of the other families lived is not very far over the state line from Cumberland, Robeson, and Bladen counties, NC.  There is also the shared tradition of the surname being spelled Greaves, and some of the names were similar.

His first 6 children were born in Bladen Co., NC, and the last 2 in Robeson Co., NC, according to the 1850 census for Robeson Co., NC.

Nathan R. Graves and Sampson Graves both served in the Confederate Army in the Civil War, and John F. Graves served in the Confederate Navy (or in the Army).  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+7.  Mordecai Graves, b.c. 1828, m. Mary E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, prob. d. 1860-1870.

+8.  John F. Graves, b.c. 1830, m(1) Catherine Kinlaw, 21 Dec. 1859, m(2) Elizabeth Blackburn, 18 April 1894, d. 31 Aug. 1901.

  9.  Sampson B. Graves, b. 1833, m. Catherine ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 3 Sept. 1862.  Served in the Confederate Army, 18th Infantry, and was killed at Ox Hill, VA.

+10.  Nathan Randall Graves, b. Oct. 1836, m. Mary Margaret Evers, 18 Aug. 1865, d. 1906.

+11.  Lydia Graves, b. July 1839, m. Richard J. Cheshire, c. 1866..

  12.  Mary A. Graves, b. 1843.

  13.  Simon L. Graves, b. 1847.

+14.  Anthony Fleming Graves, b. 1 Aug. 1844, m. Amanda Caroline Cook, c. 1870, d. 6 Jan. 1928.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF NATHANIEL GRAVES (5) AND LUCY CHESHIRE

Mordecai Graves (7) was born about 1828 in NC, probably Bladen Co., and died of disease 18 Oct. 1863 in Winchester, VA, during the Civil War.  He was in the 1860 census for Bladen Co., NC, but in 1870 his two children were living with their grandparents, Nathaniel and Lucy Graves.  He married Mary E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, probably about 1858.  She was born about 1843 in NC.  He worked in the turpentine industry.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  15.  Virginia B. Graves, b.c. 1859.

  16.  Lucy E. Graves, b.c. 1861.

 

John F. Graves (8) was born about 1830 in NC, probably Bladen Co., and died 31 Aug. 1901 in Cumberland Co., NC.  He first married Catherine Kinlaw, daughter of Nelson Coston Kinlaw and Sarah Elizabeth Wilson, on 21 Dec. 1859 in Bladen Co., NC.  She was born about 1838 in NC.  He married second Elizabeth Blackburn on 18 April 1894.  He served in the Confederate Army, 18th Infantry.  He was in the 1870 census for Bladenboro Twp., Bladen Co., NC, with Catherine’s sister Martha living with them.  He was in the 1880 census for White Oak Twp., Bladen Co., NC.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Catherine Kinlaw

  17.  Carrie G. Graves, b.c. 1866.

  18.  Elsy O. Graves, b.c. 1868.

  19.  Zebulon Graves, b.c. 1869.  Not found in any census after 1870.

  20.  Atlas J. Graves, b. 5 May 1870, m. Olla ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 25 Feb. 1944 (Columbus Co., NC).  They probably had no children, but the 1920 census for Fair Bluff Twp., Columbus Co., NC, shows they adopted 2 girls, Candris Graves, b.c. 1910, and Burnice Graves, b.c. 1912.

  21.  Ida C. Graves, b.c. 1872.

 

Nathan Randall Graves (10) was born in Oct. 1836 and died in 1906, both in Bladen Co., NC.  He married Mary Margaret Evers, called Margaret, daughter of William James Evers and Nancy Ann Allen, on 19 Aug. 1865 in Bladen Co., NC[2].  She was born about 1843 and died about 1914, both in Bladen Co., NC.  They were both buried in Old Pait Cem., Bladen Co., NC.  All their children were born in Bladen Co., NC.

There are records in the National Archives and NC Archives verifying that Nathan served in Co. B, 18th North Carolina Infantry, in the Confederate Army in 1861-62, when he was discharged for disability, having lost sight in one eye in the battle of Hanover Courthouse, VA.

They were in the 1870, 1880, and 1900 censuses for Bladen Co., NC.  He was listed as a laborer in 1880 and a farmer in the other censuses.  In 1910, she was widowed and living next to the family of her daughter Mary in Bethel Twp., Bladen Co., NC.  All their children were born in Bladen Co., NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+22.  Della Ann Graves, b. 9 July 1866, m. Hector Barker Humphrey, 8 June 1889, d. 19 Sept. 1947.

+23.  Angus Doderage Graves, b. 21 Sept. 1867, m. Catherine L. Dow, 29 July 1900, d. 12 Jan. 1940.

+24.  William B. Graves, b. May 1870, m. Mollie J. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1897.

+25.  Mary B. Graves, b. 9 Nov. 1875, m(1) David James Evers, c. 1898, m(2) James Cheshire, 3 Oct. 1915, d. 29 Feb. 1952.

  26.  Lucy N. (or V.) Graves, b. Nov. 1885.  Not certain whether she is a child or a grandchild.

 

Lydia Graves (11) was born in July 1839 in NC.  She married Richard J. Cheshire, son of Nicholas H. Cheshire and Sarah Melvin, about 1866.  He was born in May 1832 in NC, and died 1900-1910.  They were in the 1880 and 1900 censuses for Bethel Twp., Bladen Co., NC.  He was a laborer in 1880 and a farmer in 1900.  Lydia was a widow in the 1910 census for Bethel Twp., Bladen Co., NC, living with her unmarried sons John and Henry.  All their children were born in NC.

Children - Cheshire

+27.  Richard S. Cheshire, b. April 1865, m. Elvina ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1889.

  28.  John Cheshire, b. Jan. 1867.

  29.  Mary Cheshire, b.c. 1870.

  30.  Henry Cheshire, b. July 1872, never married, d. 8 March 1939 (Bethel Twp., Bladen Co., NC).

  31.  Catherine J. Cheshire, b.c. 1874.

  32.  James Cheshire, b.  Oct. 1876, m. Mary B. Graves (#25), 3 Oct. 1915, d. 28 Feb. 1940.  See #25 for more information.

  33.  Edward Cheshire, b. 4 Aug. 1882, m. Sarah Guyton, 1910, d. 8 Aug. 1939.  She was b. 17 Sept. 1886 in NC, and d. 20 Sept. 1962 in Bladenboro, Bladen Co., NC.  They were in the 1910 census for Bethel Twp., Bladen Co., NC.

 

Anthony Fleming Graves (14) was born 1 Aug. 1844 in SC (or 13 Oct. 1843 in Robeson Co., NC), and died 6 Jan. 1928 in Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC.  He married Amanda Caroline Cook, daughter of Hosea Cook and Emily Ivey, about 1870.  She was born 11 Oct. 1848 in SC, and died 29 Sept. 1927 (or 30 Sept. 1921 in Robeson Co., NC).  They were in the 1880 census for Legettes Twp., Marion Co., SC, when he was a farmer.  They were in the 1900 census for McColl Twp., Marlboro Co., SC, when he and children Minnie, Nathan, Hattie and Baker all worked in a cotton mill.  In 1900, only 7 of their 16 children were still living.  All their children were born in SC.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑4)

Children - Graves

+34.  Charles W. Graves, b.c  1871, m. Helen A. Gerald, d. 1910.

  35.  Lucy E. Graves, b.c. 1877.

+36.  Fleetwood Grace Graves, b. 29 Dec. 1879, m. David Richard Bullock, d. 25 Sept. 1967.

  37.  Minnie Graves, b. 1884.

+38.  Nathan Giles Graves, b. 13 June 1885 (or 1879), m(1) Annie Gladys Haithcock, m(2) Elizabeth McKenzie, c. 1923., d. 3 Sept. 1963.

  39.  Hattie Graves, b. 1887.

  40.  Baker Graves, b. April 1890.

  41.  Jessie Graves, b. Sept. 1896.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF NATHAN R. GRAVES (10) AND MARY M. EVERS

Della Ann Graves (22) was born 9 July 1866 in Bethel Twp., Bladen Co., NC, and died 19 Sept. 1947 in Kannapolis, Cabarrus Co., NC.  She married Hector Barker (“H.B.”) Humphrey, son of Duncan Carlyle Humphrey and Mary Margaret Evers, on 8 June 1889 in Bladen Co., NC.  He was born 2 Sept. 1864 in St. Pauls, Robeson Co., NC, and died 13 Dec. 1954 in Concord, Cabarrus Co., NC.  They were both buried in Carolina Memorial Park, Cabarrus Co.

He was a jewelry and watch repairman, minister, and optometrist.  He was tall and thin, with blond hair and a handlebar mustache.  He was never in the military and never owned or drove an automobile.  Della was short and plump, with heavy, dark hair, and was a jolly person.  She stayed home and reared the eight children almost single-handedly while H.B. was on the road all the time with various undertakings.  She was religious to a fault, and taught Sunday school in a Baptist church everywhere they lived.  They lived in Bladen, Robeson, Richmond, and Cabarrus counties, NC, and also spent about 10 years in Georgia between 1894 and 1904.

They were in the 1900 census for Arlington, Calhoun Co., GA, when 4 of their 5 children were still living.  They were in the 1910 census for Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC, when 8 of their 9 children were still living.  He was a clock and watch repairman in 1900, and owned a jewelry store in 1910.  Their first child was born in Bladen Co., NC, the next 4 in Arlington, Calhoun Co., GA, and the last 3 in NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Humphrey

  42.  Charles (“Charley”) Hudson Humphrey, b. 27 Sept. 1891, m. Ressie Parker, 5 May 1915, d. 20 Aug. 19‑‑ (Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC).

  43.  infant, died by 1900.

  44.  Nathan Carlyle Humphrey, b. 1 May 1895, m. Rose Dawkins, 31 Aug. 1915, d. 8 Dec. 1985 (Rockingham, Richmond Co., NC).

  45.  Eulah Della Humphrey, b. 29 Sept. 1897, m. Marvin Brackett, d. 5 July 1978 (Kannapolis, Cabarrus Co., NC).

  46.  William Walter Humphrey, b. 4 Nov. 1899, m. Mary Lillian Cabiness (of Shelby, NC), d. 19 Nov. 1975 (Shelby, Cleveland Co., NC).

  47.  Annie Belle Humphrey, b. 13 Nov. 1901, d. 27 July 1951 (Kannapolis, Cabarrus Co., NC).

  48.  Alma Ruth Humphrey, b. 9 July 1904, m. Willie Monroe Beal, (Kannapolis, NC), d. 2 March 1986.

  49.  Daniel Jackson Humphrey, b. 30 June 1906, m. Nina Williams (or Richmond Co., NC), d. 7 March 1981 (Cumberland Co., NC).

  50.  Hector Ernest Humphrey, b. 9 July 1909, m. Amanda Mae ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 2 July 1933 (Kannapolis, NC), d. 6 July 2003.  His name was given as Hector Ernest in the 1910 census, but he may have changed it to Ernest Hector later.

 

Angus Doderage Graves (23) was born 21 Sept. 1867 in Bladen Co., NC, and died 12 Jan. 1940 in Columbus Co., NC.  He married Catherine L. Dow, daughter of Rev. David B. Dow and Sarah A. Hendrix, on 29 July 1900 in Columbus Co., NC.  She was born 8 June 1877 in Tatum Twp., Columbus Co., NC, and died 25 Aug. 1951, in Columbus Co., NC.  They were in the 1920 census for Fair Bluff Twp., Columbus Co., NC, and in the 1930 census for Cerro Gordo, Columbus Co., NC, when children Johnie, Charles and Mary were still living at home, and niece Alma (daughter of Angus’s sister Della) and her husband and daughter also living with them.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in Columbus Co., NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+51.  Johnnie Franklin Graves, b. 19 May 1901, m. Bessie Nobles, 1937, d. 18 Aug. 1985.

  52.  David R. Graves, b. Feb. 1903, may have died by 1920.

+53.  Charles Angus Graves, b. 22 Aug. 1904, m. Nora Evelyn Sealey, d. 9 Feb. 1987.

+54.  Maggie M. Graves, b. 9 Oct. 1906, m. William Howard Sealey, 6 Jan. 1927, d. 3 March 1990.

  55.  Mary C. Graves, b. 14 Dec. 1908, m. Earl W. Faulk, d. 4 March 1987 (Columbus Co., NC).

  56.  Dosie Lee Graves, b.c. 1911.

  57.  Iley Ransom Graves, b. 5 Aug. 1915, d. 9 Feb. 1920 (Columbus Co., NC).

  58.  daughter

 

William B. Graves (24) was born in May 1870 in NC, probably Bladen Co., and died before 1930.  He married Mollie J. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1897.  She was born in March 1877 in NC.  They were in the 1900 census for Bethel Twp., Bladen Co., NC, when he was a farmer.  They were in the 1910 census for Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC, when he was a shoemaker working in a shop.  They were in the 1920 census for Saint Pauls, Robeson Co., NC, when William and both sons were working in a cotton mill.  Mollie, widowed, was in the 1930 census for Dublin, Bladen Co., NC, with son Henry, single.  Both their children were born in NC, probably Bladen Co.

Children - Graves

  59.  Henry A. Graves, b. July 1898.  He was in the 1940 census for Dublin, Bladen Co., NC, single, living alone.

+60.  Ira James Graves, b. 22 March 1904, m. Maggie Bell Long, d. 6 Dec. 1968.

 

Mary B. Graves (25) was born 9 Nov. 1875 in Bladen Co., NC, and died 29 Feb. 1952 in Robeson Co. (or Bladen Co.), NC.  She first married David James Evers about 1898.  He was born 27 March 1875 and died 25 March 1915, both in Bladen Co., NC.  She married second her first cousin James (“Jim”) Cheshire, son of Richard J. Cheshire and Lydia Graves, on 3 Oct. 1915.  He was born in Oct. 1876 and died 28 Feb. 1940, both in Bladen Co., NC.  She was in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Bethel Twp., Bladen Co., NC, with her first husband, and in the 1920 census for Bethel Twp., Bladen Co., NC, with her second husband.

Children - Evers

  61.  Marshall A. Evers, b. Jan. 1899.

  62.  Ida J. Evers, b.c. 1900.

  63.  Charity V. Evers, b.c. 1902.

  64.  Ada E. Evers, b.c. 1908.

  65.  May Evers, b.c. 1911.

 

CHILDREN OF LYDIA GRAVES (11) AND RICHARD J. CHESHIRE

Richard S. Cheshire (27) was born in April 1865 in Bladen Co., NC.  He married Elvina ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1889.  She was born in Aug. 1875 in NC.  They were in the 1900 census for Climax District, Decatur Co., GA.  They were in the 1910 census for Mount Ida, Crenshaw Co., AL.  They were in the 1920 census for Riderwood, Choctaw Co., AL.  He was a turpentine stiller in 1900 and 1920, and a farmer in 1910.  Two of their 4 children were living in 1900, and 3 of their 7 children were living in 1910.

Children - Cheshire

  66.  Choppel M. Cheshire, b. March 1891 (NC), d. by 1910.

  67.  Walter D. Cheshire, b. Sept. 1899 (GA).

  68.  Elsey (or Elzah) I. Cheshire, b.c. 1900-1902 (FL).

  69.  Pearl Cheshire, b.c. 1905-1907 (FL).

  70.  Guss M. Cheshire, b.c. 1911 (GA).

  71.  Gardarme (?) Cheshire, b.c. 1918 (GA).

 

CHILDREN OF ANTHONY F. GRAVES (14) AND AMANDA C. COOK

Charles W. Graves (34) was born about 1871 in SC, and died in 1910 in SC.  He married Helen A. Gerald.  She was born 1 Aug. 1872 in Loris, Horry Co., SC, and died 21 June 1951 in Dillon, SC.  They were in the 1900 census for Bayboro, Horry Co., SC.  They were in the 1910 census for Bayboro, Horry Co., SC, with Helen and all the children, but without Charles.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

+72.  Levy (or Levi) A. Graves, b. 6 Nov. 1893, m. Vall ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 24 Sept. 1964. 

  73.  Edward (“Eddie”) Graves, , b. 5 Dec. 1896 (Dillon Co., SC), d. 12 Oct. 1918 (Dillon Co., SC).

  74.  Ruben Rufus Graves (called Rufus), b. 5 Nov. 1899 (Dillon Co., SC), m. Blanche ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 16 Sept. 1932 (Carmichael Crossroads, Dillon Co., SC).  He was in the 1920 census for Manning, Dillon Co., SC, boarding with the family of Arch Hamilton.  They were in the 1930 census for Manning, Dillon Co., SC, with dau. Doris Graves, b.c. 1926, SC.  Blanche was b.c. 1900 in SC.

  75.  Cynthia Melissa (“Lisie” or “Malissy”) Graves, b. 18 Nov. 1900 (Marion Co., SC), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hayes, d. 2 July 1958 (Dillon Co., SC).  1 son Charles T. Hayes, b. 18 Aug. 1939 and d. 28 Sept. 1962, both in Dillon Co., SC.

  76.  Lela Mae Graves, b.c. 1903 (SC).

 

Fleetwood Grace Graves (36) was born 29 Dec. 1879 in Marion Co., SC, and died 25 Sept. 1967 in Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC.  She married David Richard Bullock about 1897.  He was born 12 Sept. 1877 in Robeson Co., NC, and died 21 March 1942 in Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC.  They were in the 1900 census for McColl, Marlboro Co., SC, with him listed as Dave or Davy, wife Fleaty, and daughter Ada.  They were in the 1920 census for Lumberton, NC.  (There was an Oscar Graves, no known connection, boarding in the nearby household of Frank Pittman in 1920.)  (R‑2, R‑4)

Children - Bullock

+77.  Ada Mae Bullock, b. 25 Sept. 1898, m. Lester Ellis Taylor, 25 Nov. 1916, d. 13 Oct. 1955.

  78.  Ralph Bullock, b.c. 1904.

  79.  Eva Bullock, b.c. 1909.

  80.  Hazel Bullock, b.c. 1913.

  81.  Virginia Bullock, b.c. 1915.

  82.  David Richard Bullock, Jr., b.c. 1917.

  83.  John Bullock, b.c. 1918.

 

Nathan Giles Graves (38) was born in 1885 and died 3 Sept. 1963, both in SC.  He first married Annie Gladys Haithcock, daughter of Samuel Haithcock and Rosa Thompson.  She was born 16 April 1886 in SC, and died 30 Oct. 1923 in Marlboro Co., SC.  He married second Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) McKenzie in about 1923 (according to the 1930 census).  She was born 6 July 1896 in SC, and died 14 Oct. 1878 in McColl, Marlboro Co., SC.  They were in the 1930 census for McColl, Marlboro Co., SC, and the 1940 census for Carmichael Twp., Carmichael, Dillon Co., SC.  All their children were born in SC.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves, by Annie G. Haithcock

  84.  Amanda Graves, b. 1907 (Marlboro Co., SC).

+85.  Eva Gladys Graves, b. 20 June 1915, m. Thurman Clayton Smith, 10 Dec. 1933, d. 13 Aug. 1987.

Children - Graves, by Elizabeth McKenzie

+86.  Giles Jack Graves, b. 13 May 1926, m(1) Mignon Caldwell, m(2) Lillian P. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 31 Dec. 1999.

+87.  William Alfred Graves, b. 7 May 1928, m. Laura May Gore, d. 5 Aug. 2000.

  88.  Vivian Lucille McKenzie Graves, b. 21 Dec. 1930 (McColl, Marlboro Co., SC), m. Billy Phillips, d. 19 May 2009 (Charleston, Charleston Co., SC).  He was b. 10 Jan. 1926 in Coryell Co., TX, and d. 2 Dec. 1979 in Fort Bragg, Cumberland Co., NC.

  89.  Ann (“Annie”) Graves, b. 17 June 1933 (SC), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Brewer, d. 14 Aug. 1992 (McColl, Marlboro Co., SC).

+90.  James Dwight Graves, b. 16 March 1935, m. Sandra ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 23 Feb. 2010.

 

 

GENERATION 5

 

CHILDREN OF ANGUS D. GRAVES (23) AND CATHERINE DOW

Johnnie Franklin Graves (51) was born 19 March 1901 in Columbus Co., NC, and died in Aug. 1985 in Cerro Gordo, Columbus Co., NC.  He married Bessie Nobles, daughter of Ernest Luther Nobles and Becky Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑, in 1937.  She was born 30 April 1915 (or 1905) in Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC, and died 5 April 1950 in Columbus Co., NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  91.  son

+92.  David Franklin Graves,  b. 14 Aug. 1938, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1959, d. 1 Oct. 2005.

+93.  Jesse Jenkins Graves, b. 8 May 1945, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1 May 2009.

 

Charles (“Charlie”) Angus Graves (53) was born 22 Aug. 1904 and died 9 Feb. 1987 in Whiteville, both in Columbus Co., NC.  He married Nora Evelyn Sealey, daughter of Simon Paisley Sealey and Lela Fairfax.  She was born 7 Sept. 1914 in Columbus Co., NC, and died 17 Dec. 1993 in Wilmington, NC.  They were in the 1940 census for Tatoms, Columbus Co., NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  94.  Betty Graves, b.c. 1936 (NC).

 

Maggie M. Graves (54) was born 9 Oct. 1906 and died 3 March 1991 in Whiteville, both in Columbus Co., NC.  She married William Howard Sealey, called Howard, on 6 Jan. 1927 in Columbus Co., NC.  He was born 18 Oct. 1908 in Columbus Co., NC, and died 28 June 1969 in Chadbourne, Columbus Co., NC.  They divorced, according to death records.  They were in the 1930 census for Cerro Gordo, Columbus Co., NC, with son Ira.  Maggie was in the 1940 census for Cerro Gordo, Columbus Co., NC, living with her mother, her sister Mary, and 3 of her children, Ira, Maudie, and Marjorie.  (R‑1)

Children - Sealey

  72ik   daughter, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Williamson.  Had son Daniel Wynn Williamson, b. 1 Oct. 1959, d. 7 March 1969.

  95.  Ira Sealey, b.c. 1927 (NC)

  96.  Maudie Sealey, b.c. 1931 (NC).

  97.  Marjorie Lenora Graves (or Sealey), b. 13 Oct. 1937 (Chadbourne, Columbus Co., NC), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Sullivan, d. 23 June 2003 (Chadbourne, Columbus Co., NC).  One son, Dickie Lee Sullivan, b. 10 Nov. 1955 (Green Co., NC), d. 23 Oct. 2010 (Columbus Co., NC).

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM B. GRAVES (24) AND MOLLIE J. ‑‑‑‑‑‑

Ira James Graves (60) was born 22 March 1904 in Bladen Co., NC, and died 6 Dec. 1968 in Jacksonville, Onslow Co., NC.  He married Maggie Bell Long.  She was born 1 Aug. 1906 in Bladen Co., NC.  They were in the 1930 and 1940 censuses for Dublin, Bladen Co., NC.  Both their children were born in Bladen Co., NC.

Children - Graves

+98.  James Walter Graves, b. 28 June 1930, m. Lilly Mae Blake, 1 Sept. 1957, d. 13 March 1996.

  99.  Mary Dorethea Graves, b.c. 1933 (NC).

 

CHILDREN OF CHARLES W. GRAVES (34) AND HELEN A GERALD

Levy (or Levi) A. Graves (72) was born 6 Nov. 1893 in Dillon Co., SC, and died 24 Sept. 1964 in Bennettsville, Marlboro Co., SC.  He married Sallier Levall (“Vall”) Todd, daughter of John Palmer (“Pallie”) Todd and Lola Ann {“Lodina”) Owens.  She was born about 1901 in SC.  They were in the 1920 census for Simpson Creek, Horry Co., SC, living with his widowed mother and his sister Lela.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

  100.   Josephine Grace Graves,, b. 25 July 1926 (SC), m. Paul Roscito, d. 3 Oct. 2004 (Virginia Beach, VA).

+101.   Edmon Earl Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1929, m. Macxinne Tucker, d. 6 Feb. 2001.

 

CHILDREN OF FLEETWOOD GRAVES (36) AND DAVID R. BULLOCK

Ada Mae Bullock (72) was born 25 Sept. 1898 and died 13 Oct. 1955.  She married Lester Ellis Taylor on 25 Nov. 1916.  He was born 19 June 1892 and died 23 Oct. 1938.  (R‑2)

Children - Taylor

+102.   Fred Gray Taylor, b. 12 July 1917, m. Katherine Elizabeth Brown, 23 Dec. 1939, d. 14 July 1993.

 

CHILDREN OF NATHAN G. GRAVES (38)

Eva Gladys Graves (85) was born 20 June 1915 in Marlboro Co., SC, and died 13 Aug. 1987 in Florence Co., SC.  She married Thurman Clayton Smith on 10 Dec. 1933 in SC.  He was born 15 April 1912 in Aynor South, SC, and died in Feb. 1984 in Hemingway, Williamsburg Co., SC.  (R‑4)

Children - Smith

  103.   Janet Smith, b. 5 Jan. 1935 (Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC), d. 15 Aug. 2009 (Guyton, Effingham Co., GA).

  104.   Ruby Catherine Smith, b. 20 July 1939 (Nixonville, Horry Co., SC), d. Savannah, GA.

  105.   Betty Lou Smith, b. 4 Jan. 1941 (Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC), d. 11 July 2009 (Johnsonville, Florence Co., SC).

  106.   Juanita Smith, b. 3 March 1942 (Gastonia, NC), d. 25 Aug. 1942 (Gastonia, NC).

  107.   Nathan Clayton Smith, b. 3 May 1943 (Lauringburg, Scotland Co., NC), d. 11 June 1992.

  108.   James Eugene Smith, b. 15 Dec. 1950 (Hemingway, Williamsburg, SC), d. Hemingway, SC.

 

Giles Jack Graves (86) was born 13 May 1926 in McColl, Marlboro Co., SC, and died 31 Dec. 1999 in Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.  He first married Mignon Caldwell, daughter of Ray D. Caldwell and Lois ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born 6 Nov. 1929 in SC, and died 30 April 2017 in SC.  He married second Lillian P. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born 30 April 1946 in SC, and died 22 March 2001 in SC.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

  109.   Jackie Bryan Graves, b. 23 Feb. 1949 (McColl, Marlboro Co., SC), d. 20 April 1949 (McColl, SC).

  110.   daughter

  111.   daughter

 

William Alfred Graves (87) was born 7 May 1928 in McColl, Marlboro Co., SC, and died 5 Aug. 2000 in Florence, Florence Co., SC.  He married Laura May Gore, daughter of Dock Gore and Mary Elizabeth Wright.  She was born 7 July 1929 in SC, and died 2 April 1997 in Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

  112.   son

  113.   daughter

  114.   daughter

  115.   Grace Darlene Graves, b. 17 Sept. 1954 (NC), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Yale, d. 21 Feb. 2014 (Onslow Co., NC).  1 daughter.

 

James Dwight Graves (90) was born 16 March 1935 in SC, and died 23 Feb. 2010 in Maxton, Robeson Co., NC.  He married Sandra ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  His obituary in the Fayetteville Observer on Feb. 25, 2010 is below.

MAXTON - James Dwight Graves, 74, of Maxton, died Tuesd ay, Feb. 23, 2010. Mr. Graves was an Army veteran. Services: Funeral, 11 a.m. Friday in St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation, 6 to 8 tonight at Richard Boles Funeral Service in Laurinburg. Survived by: Wife, Sandra; son, Gary; nieces and nephews. Memorials: St. Pauls UMC, 106 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Maxton, NC 28364.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

  116.   Gary Graves

 

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[1] R-1 gives his birthdate as 3 Dec. and R-2 gives 29 Dec.

[2] From Miscellaneous Marriage Records, Bible and Family Records of Bladen Co., N.C., vol. 3.