Revised 21 Nov. 2005, Gen. 289







Josiah Graves (1) died of smallpox in the Revolutionary War.  He lived in MA.  He may have been born about 1720-30, and reportedly died 20 July 1777 according to p. 752 of Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the American Revolution.  Both Josiah, Sr. and Josiah, Jr. are listed in a group of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777 and June 1, 1778 by Trueman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co., [MA] and were from “N. Briton”.  It is possible that he was descended from Rear Admiral Thomas Graves of Charlestown, MA (genealogy 28).

Other genealogies probably connected with this family are Elijah Graves (10) and Cathrine Graves (507).  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

+2.  Joseph Graves, b.c. 1750, m. Mary Beard, 1784, d., 1814.

  3.  Richard Graves

  4.  John Graves






Joseph (or Josiah) Graves (2) was born about 1750 in MA, and died in 1814, age 64, in Liverpool, Onondaga Co., NY according to Mary’s pension application.  He married Mary Beard in 1784 at Scotch Church, NY, maybe in Johnstown.  She was born about 1762 in NY, and died after 8 Jan. 1856 in London Dist., Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada when she applied for Joseph’s pension for service in the Revolutionary War.

Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files states: “GRAVES, Joseph, Mary, W7578, BLW 36748-160-55.  MA Line & War of 1812 Srv, wid appl 8 Jan. 1856 Middlesex Co in the Prov of Canada aged 94, sol enl in the Boston Troops & after his disc he lived at Schenectady NY then to what is now Selina in Onondaga Co NY & sol d there in 1814 aged 64, sol & wid had m in 1784, wid moved to Canada in 1824, sol & wife raised a large family of children, a son Abraham Graves of Caradoc Twnshp in the London Dist of Canada West was aged 50 in Jun 1857 & stated he was the 10th child of sol & wid & stated his grandfather Josiah d of smallpox in the Rev War, the oldest child was Henry aged 70 in 1856 & living 30 miles from Erie PA.”

The following list of their 13 children is not in order of birth.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑5, R‑8, R‑17)

Children - Graves

+5.  Henry Graves, b. 9 Dec. 1786, m. Charlotte ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 23 June 1806, d. 11 July 1858.

  6.  William Graves

+7.  Lois/Louisa Graves, b.c. 1794, m. Elijah Mann, d. 28 March 1881.

+8.  John Beard Graves, b.c. 1795, m. Catherine Harder (or Hardy), 19 Oct. 1827.

+9.  Peter Graves, b. 1799-1800, m(1) Mary Mann, 6 Nov. 1825, m(2) Hannah Warren.

  10.  Francis (?) Graves

  11.  James Graves, b.c. 1803 (Onondaga Co., NY), m. Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  May be the James Graves bur. Big Bend Pioneer Cem., Mosa, Middlesex Co., Ontario.

  12.  Alvis (?) (or Alvah) Graves

  13.  Ira Graves

+14.  Abraham Graves, b. 6 June 1806, m. Mary Suydam, 2 June 1830.

  15.  Maria ("Polly") Graves

  16.  Phebe Graves

  17.  Lena Graves, d. by 1856.






Henry Graves (5) was born 9 Dec. 1786 in Onondaga Co., NY, was baptized 10 Jan. 1787, and died 11 July 1858 in Rome or Athens Township, Crawford Co., PA.  He married Charlotte ‑‑‑‑‑‑ on 23 June 1806 in Onondage Co., NY.  She was born about 1791 in PA.  He lived 30 miles from Erie, PA, age 70, in 1856.  The following children are listed in Henry's will.  Henry was in the 1850 census for Sparta Twp., Crawford Co., PA, page 276, house 441, age 64, born PA, farmer, with wife Charlotte, 59, and children Bradley, 20, and Maryann, 16.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+18.  Martin C. Graves, b.c. 1808, m. Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+19.  Alfred Graves, b.c. 1810, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  20.  Betsey Graves

  21.  Henry Graves

  22.  Matilda Graves

  23.  Leonora Graves

  24.  Abram Graves

  25.  Aurrilla Graves

+26.  George W. Graves, b.c. 1826, m. Mary B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  27.  Sibyel Graves

+28.  Bradley Graves, b.c. 1830-1834, m. Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, prob. d.c. 1871-1880.

  29.  Mary Ann Graves, b.c. 1834.


Lois/Louisa Graves (7) was born about 1794, probably in NY, died 28 March 1881 in Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada, and was buried in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.  She married Elijah Mann, son of Joseph Mann and Amy Woodworth, in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.  He was born about 1791 in Syracuse, and died 19 June 1870 according to R‑17.  The family lived in Southwald Twp. according to the 1851 census; Lois and “Eliga” were born in the United States, and their children were born in Canada.  R‑16 has a list of sixteen children; on some, the birthdates are unknown, so the order of births may be incorrect.  The list includes a seventeenth child, Theodore, listed in the household on the 1851 census.  (R‑5, R‑8, R‑13, R‑16, R‑17)

Children - Mann

+30.  Lyman Mann, b. 6 May 1819, m Mary Ann Minor, d. 20 Feb. 1865.

  31.  Henry Mann, b. 1820, m. Eunice ‑‑‑‑‑.  Two adopted children.

  32.  Caroline Mann, b.c. 1823.

  33.  Rhoda Mann, b. 1824, d. 12 Jan. 1866 (St. Thomas, Elgin Co., Ontario).

  34.  Elijah Mann, Jr., b.c. 1829, m. Almira McCray, 21 Nov. 1865.

  35.  Jane Mann, b.c. 1834.

+36.  Malissa Mann, b. 7 Sept. 1836, m. Jonas Spitler Barnes, 30 Apr. 1856.

  37.  Joseph Mann, b. 1838.

  38.  Mary Mann, m. Martial T. Moore.

  39.  Sarah Mann

  40.  Amy Mann

  41.  Elizabeth Mann

  42.  Clausa Mann

  43.  Charlotte Mann

  44.  Almira Mann

  45.  Matilda Mann

  46.  Theodore Mann, b.c. 1847.


John Beard Graves (8) was born about 1795 in NY.  He married Catherine Harder (or Hardy according to the marriage record) on 19 April 1827.  The entire family moved from Ontario to Huron Co., MI in 1863.  In 1866, John's wife Catherine returned to Canada to visit and died.  John later returned also and died in Canada.  They were listed in Aldborough Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada on the census taken in January 1852 under the surname Greaves.  Their first child was born in NY and the others in Canada.

R‑13 found a marriage record at St. Thomas United Church, Elgin Co., Ontario, 19 April 1827, "John B. Graves of Ekfrid, yeoman, and Catherine Hardy [notice this says Hardy, not Harder] of Mosa, spinster, were this day married by me, by banns.  Witnesses: Elijah Mann, Peter Graves, Mary Graves, Alymer, Elgin Co."  (R‑8, R‑12, R‑13)

Children - Graves

  47.  Martha Graves, b.c. 1828 (NY).

  48.  Lavina Graves, b.c. 1832.

  49.  Sarah Graves, b.c. 1834.

  50.  Charlotte Graves, b.c. 1837.

  51.  Emily Graves, b.c. 1840.

  52.  Mary Graves, b.c. 1843, m. Charles E. Grant (of Huron Co., MI), 1863 (Aldoborough Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario).  He was b.c. 1837 (Canada), son of Robert Grant and Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+53.  Catherine Graves, b. May 1846, m. Henry D. Pincumbe, c. 1862-64, d. 17 Feb. 1919.


Peter Graves (9) was born about 1799-1800 in NY (in the U.S. according to the 1851-52 and the 1861 censuses for Elkfrid Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada), died before 1871, and was buried at the Big Bend Pioneer Cem., Mosa, Middlesex Co, Ontario, Canada.  He was naturalized as a Canadian citizen in 1841, therefore should have immigrated from the U.S. before 1834.

He first married Mary Mann on 6 Nov. 1825 in the Old English Church in St. Thomas, London Co., Ontario Canada.  He married second Hannah Warren (or Warner per R‑8).  She was born about 1817-19 in Canada (according to the census records), although some family members say Pontiac, MI.  In the 1871 census for Elkfrid Twp., Middlesex Co., Hannah was listed with children Euphoma through Ann, all apparently born Ontario, but Peter was not included and had apparently died by that time.  Also on the census was a Jane Graves, age 30, born Ontario.

According to the census records, Peter was a shoemaker and a farmer, and they were Baptists.

There was a James Graves living about 5 miles from Peter Graves in the 1851 census whose age and background were similar.  James's wife was Mary, born in the U.S. of German ancestry, age 48.  Also living with them was a widow Mary Graves, age 84, born in the U.S. (probably his mother?).  Both families were Baptist.  There is no proof of realtionship between James and Peter, but they may have been brothers.

The census information seems to be at odds with the family legend (from Albert Charles Graves), that the family in North America was the result of the migration of a group (number unknown) of brothers who came to Canada in the 1800's from Ireland.

According to R‑7, "This is borne out by the fact that we did possess a series of tintypes that my father had.  They were of relatives in Ireland; the holder had the name of a photographer in Dublin.  Unfortunately, in the early sixties my father lent these to the local museum which lost them.  The costumes of the women in the pictures were circa 1840's.  This would place the migration at the time of the potato famines and the arrival of the death boats in the port of Halifax. As the ships were overloaded and their human cargos often succumbed to disease to the extent that many of these ships arrived with as much as 9/10ths of their passengers dead or dying, the information on these people is almost nonexistant."

"There are several family stories about the family at this time, but very little in the way of documented proof to back them up.  The family name was said to be O'Graves, the O being dropped when we came to Canada.  We do know that in the 1840's the name of Peter Warren Graves can be found in the records in Ontario, Canada, including Glencoe, Ontario.  Sometime after 1867 the family disappears from Canadian records.  Family stories place them in the U.S.A. in Pennsylvania, and finally in North Dakota (specifically Langdon and Pembina, N.D.), where the documentation paper trail is picked up again."  (R‑1, R‑7, R‑8, R‑13)

Children - Graves

  54.  Annas P. (possibly Phoebe) Graves, b.c. 1846.  An Annis Lavina Graves m. Lycomedes Moore, son of William Moore and Susan ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 28 Dec. 1867.  Annis, Lycomedes and several of their children were buried in Simpson Cem. (Mosa, Ekfrid Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario.)

+55.  Peter Warren Graves, b. 25 Dec. 1848, m. Lucinda Rae, 15 June 1874, d. 15 Jan. 1917.

  56.  Eupherme (Euphoma) A. Graves, b.c. 1849.

  57.  George W. Graves, b.c. 1850.

  58.  Liddie B. Graves, b.c. 1855.

  59.  A. A. (Hannah) Graves, b.c. 1857, m. W. J. Gardiner (Branson, MO).

  60.  G. Martial Graves, b.c. 1859.

  61.  Ann B. Graves, b.c. 1861.


Abraham Graves (14) was born 2 June 1806 in New York according to censuses, and probably died 18 May 1885 in Gage Co., NE, probably in rural Pickrell, NE[1].  He was a farmer and a Protestant.  When he was naturalized in Gage Co., Nebraska on 10 Oct. 1862, Abraham was listed as “a native of The Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.  Correspondence R‑2 received from the National Archives of Canada indicates that Abraham had taken the oath of allegiance to become a citizen of Canada (perhaps to allow him to purchase land); therefore, he had to renounce his adopted country to become an American citizen (again) in 1862.

Abraham married Nancy Seidan (or Suydan or Suydam) on 2 June 1830 in St. Thomas, London Co., Ontario, Canada in a marriage performed by Rev. Mark Bureham.  The Old English Church (Anglican) where they were married was the first church in St. Thomas.  Witnesses to the marriage were Elijah Mann, Christopher Long, and Benjamin Fuller.

Nancy was born 22 Nov. 1813 in Canada, and probably died 2 June 1885, probably in Pickrell, Gage Co., NE, although R‑2 has been told that Nancy died before Abraham.  Both Nancy and Abraham were most likely buried at the old Chrisman Cem. in Pickrell, NE, since it was just down the road from their son Enoch’s home where they were living when they died.  Nancy was a Baptist, daughter of Humphrey Suydan and Anna Smith.  Her father was born in New York and her mother in Canada.  She was descended from Rev. John Smith who arrived in 1630 on the White Angel.  Her ancestors were among the 40 families that walked from the Delaware River to Niagara-on-the Lake, the area just west of Niagara Falls, in Revolutionary War times.  They were Loyalists.

Abraham and his family may have stayed in Quebec for awhile; then were in the St. Thomas, Ontario area until about 1859-1860, when they all moved to Gage Co., Nebraska except for Almirah.  Nebraska became a state in 1867.  There is a Gage County Honor Roll which lists the settlers who owned land before statehood, and Abraham Graves and some of his sons are on that list.  Abraham, Nancy, Ann, Enoch, Lewis, and Henry were listed on the 1860 census for Gage Territory.

Henry Leonard Graves, grandson of Abraham Graves, wrote the following account: “The 1st Graves we know of came from Dublin, Ireland.  They came with a family by the name of Dixon and there were 18 children in the group.  They came by sail boat and landed on Lake Erie off the shore of Ontario.  They settled along the St. Lawrence River in Quebec.  There is a discrepancy in the date they came to Canada, or what date they moved to Nebraska.  They nearly starved in Quebec, and three of Abraham’s brothers were killed by the Indians coming across the territory on the way to Nebraska.  They think a sister stayed in Ontario and maybe others too.”  This information is questionable according to R‑2.

Abraham’s birthplace was listed as “State New York” on the 1851 census of Cardoc Township.  Their children were born in Canada, probably in St. Thomas.

It is possible that Abraham Graves was related to a James Graves who lived in the vicinity of St. Thomas, Ontario at the same time.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+62.  Humphrey Joseph Graves, b. 4 April 1832, m. Nancy Welch.

+63.  Anna Graves, b. 15 Jan. 1834, m. Joseph Martin, 23 Oct. 1860, d. 15 March 1917.

  64.  Almirah Graves, b. 9 Oct. 1835.  Listed as a female on the 1852 census; probably stayed in Canada.

+65.  Enoch Graves, b. 3 Oct. 1837, m. Sarah Jane Dixon, 3 Sept. 1865, d. 4 July 1911.

+66.  Lewis (or Louis) Graves, b. 10 Jan. 1840, m. Eliza Wilson, d. 2 (or 21) March 1884.

+67.  Henry Graves, b. 19 Jan. 1842, m. Julia Ann Dixon, 30 Dec. 1865, d. 16 Oct. 1909.






Martin C. Graves (18) was born about 1808 in NY.  He married Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1813 in PA.  They were in the 1850 census for Jackson Twp., Jackson Co., MI, page 692, house 483.  Their first 2 children were born in PA, and the others in MI.

Children - Graves

  68.  Cordelia Graves, b.c. 1836.

  69.  Amos Graves, b.c. 1838.

  70.  Susan Graves, b.c. 1843.

  71.  Charlotte Graves, b.c. 1845.

  72.  Alonzo Graves, b.c. 1846.

  73.  John Graves, b.c. 1848.


Alfred Graves (19) was born about 1810.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was listed in the 1850 census for Jackson Twp., Jackson Co., MI, page 686, house 450, with his two sons.  His wife wasn’t in the census and had probably already died.  He was living in the household of Perry and Julia McDaniels.  He was a farmer, and both his sons were born in MI.

Children - Graves

  74.  James Graves, b.c. 1839.

  75.  Henry Graves, b.c. 1841.


George W. Graves (26) was born about 1826 in PA.  He married Mary B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1835 in PA.  He was in the 1870 census for Steuben Twp., Crawford Co., PA, page 563-564, house, 79, with George W., age 45, cooper, making barrels, Mary, age 36, and children Frank, 6, and Hattie, 2.  They were in the 1880 census for Pine Grove Twp., Warren Co., PA, ED 271, page 166D, house 41, with George W., 53, bed spring maker, Mary B., 45, and children Joseph E., 16, and Hattie C., 12.  Both children were born in PA.

Children - Graves

  76.  Joseph E. (or Frank) Graves, b.c. 1864.

  77.  Hattie C. Graves, b.c. 1868.


Bradley Graves (28) was born about 1830-1834 in PA, and probably died about 1871-1880.  He married Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1833-1835 in PA.

Bradly was in the 1850 census for Sparta Twp., Crawford Co., PA, page 276, house 441, living with his parents.  He was in the 1870 census for Steuben Twp., Crawford Co., PA, page 563, house 81, with his wife and 3 children.  He was a farmer.  He was not in the 1880 census, but his wife and one son were in the 1880 census for Steuben Twp., Crawford Co., PA, page 184B, house 120.

The children (as listed by R‑2) were Nicholas, Peter, Mattie, Dinah, and Erwin.  However, the 1870 and 1880 censuses list children Allen G. (b.c. 1855), Lerue (b.c. 1858), Malissa (b.c. 1861), and Irvin (b.c. 1873).  It is evident that Nicholas and Lerue are the same person, since they are both shown with a wife named Janet/Gennett in the 1880 and 1920 censuses.  Irvin is the same as Erwin.  It seems likely that Allen G. was the same as Peter.  In the 1880 census, Elizabeth was living with son Irvin, and next door were her married sons Allen and Lerue.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

  78.  Nicholas (“Nick”) Graves, b.c. 1858, m. Janet ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  His name may be Lerue Nicholas Graves.  She was b.c. 1861 in PA.

+79.  Allen G. (or Peter) Graves, b.c. 1855, m. Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  80.  Mattie Graves

  81.  Dinah Graves

+82.  Erwin Graves, b. Nov. 1871, m. Estella Thomas, 1896, d. 1947.



Lyman Mann (30) was born 6 May 1819, and died 20 Feb. 1865 in Yarmouth Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada.  He married Mary Ann Minor.  She was born 17 July 1823 and died 7 Sept. 1906.  (R‑17)

Children - Mann

+83.  Byron Doull Mann, b. 9 March 1854, m. Mary Jane Page.


Malissa Mann (36) was born 7 Sept. 1836 in Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada.  She married Jonas Spitler Barnes on 30 April 1856.  Their children were born in St. Thomas or Yarmouth, Elgin Co., Ontario.  They moved to Hamlin Co., SD in 1885.  (R‑16)

Children - Barnes

  84.  Sarah Barnes, b. 13 April 1855, m. Parley Higgins, d. 24 April 1932 (Watertown, Codington Co., SD).

  85.  Elijah Barnes, b. 12 Feb. 1859, m. Minnie Reid, 6 Jan. 1887, d. 8 Nov. 1941.

  86.  Jane Barnes, b. 17 Sept. 1860, m. Frank O’Riley, 4 Feb. 1886 (Castlewood, Hamlin Co., SD), d. 12 May 1946 (Sturgis, Meade Co., SD).

  87.  Russell Barnes, b. 22 March 1862, m. Naomi Haight, 15 Nov. 1891, d. 16 Nov. 1944.

+88.  Marshall Timothy Barnes, b. 25 Aug. 1866, m. Mary Elizabeth (Clapp) Sterling, 31 Dec. 1900, d. 12 Dec. 1918.

  89.  Mary Lois Barnes, b. 15 March 1862 (?), m. John Tone, 28 Nov. 1899, d. 2 Dec. 1944.

  90.  Amy Barnes, b. 8 June 1871, m. Edwin Gifford, 18 April 1900 (Castlewood, SD), d. 6 June 1949 (Estelline, Hamlin Co., SD).

  91.  Daniel Barnes, b. 31 Jan. 1875, m. Pearl Blanche Clapp, 25 Sept. 1899, d. 5 March 1951 (Colma, San Francisco Co., CA).



Catherine (or Katherine) Graves (53), called Katie in her obituary, was born in May 1846 in Ontario, Canada or in Bay Port, Huron Co. (now Sanilac Co.), MI[2], and died 31 Dec. 1919 in Toledo, Lucas Co., OH “while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Wilson” according to the 7 Feb. 1919 newspaper Pigeon Progress in Huron Co., MI.  The obituary also states she was born in Huron County, Ontario 78 years ago, married Henry 60 years ago, and moved to Michigan about 50 years ago.  She married Henry D. Pincumbe in 1862-64 in Canada.  On daughter Kate’s marriage record, he is listed as Hy Pincumbe.  He was born 26 Nov. 1837 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, the illigitmate son of ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Drury and Catherine Pincumbe, and died 18 March 1912.  Catherine Pincumbe worked for the Drury family in Detroit and became pregnant by a son in the family when she was fifteen.  According to a family story, the Drury father deeded Flat Iron Block in Detroit to Henry, but Catherine ripped it up.  It has not been confirmed that Henry’s mother’s first name was Catherine; the source of the Pincumbe surname is unknown – it may be his mother’s maiden name or perhaps a stepfather’s surname.

Katie and Henry were buried in Grant Township Cem., Gagetown, Tuscola Co., MI.  They had 8 children, the first three born in Canada, and the others in Michigan.  (R‑11, R‑12, R‑13)

Children - Pincumbe

  92.  John Pincumbe, b.c. 1864-65, m. Libia Haddrill.  One adopted son, Ray Pincumbe.

+93.  Alvin (or Elgin) Pincumbe, b.c. 1866, m. Ida May Smith, d. 1953.

+94.  Mary Ann Pincumbe, b.c. 1868, m(1) Frank Dickman, 23 Oct. 1884, (2) Malcom William McCloud (or McCleod).

+95.  Catherine Pincumbe, b.c. 1870, m. Nathaniel Harder, 29 March 1888.

+96.  Lavina Pincumbe, b. July 1872, m. Frank Girard, 16 June 1897.

+97.  William Wallace Pincumbe, b.c. 1875, m. Addie (or Orettie) Steele, 8 Sept. 1900.

  98.  Lillian Pincumbe, b.c. 1877, m(1) Thomas Creath, m(2) Kent Wilson.  Her mother lived with the Wilsons in Toledo, OH in 1917.

+99.  Bert Pincumbe, b. 28 July 1878, m. Emma Jane Edsal, d. 27 Nov. 1946.



Peter Warren Graves (55) was born 25 Dec. 1848 in St. Thomas, Ontario, and died 15 Jan. 1917 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.  He married Lucinda Rae (or Rea), daughter of James Rea and Ellen ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 15 June 1874 in Kingsville, Ontario.  She was born 15 March 1856 in Omennse, Ontario (St. Thomas area), died 3 June 1910, and was buried in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

According to R‑9, Lucinda picked herbs and roots which she used to treat the sick and was referred to as the “Herb Doctor”.  It was also said that she was the first white woman in her area of North Dakota, probably the Pembina-Langdon area.  In a story submitted by R‑14, “The Rae name has an interesting yarn to it.  “Rae’s Magic Liniment” was initially compounded by a Mr. Micheal (?) Whyland of Dublin Ireland and first marketed in 1776.  In 1781 Whyland sold the rights to Mrs. Rae-his wife’s Mother.  She moved from Ireland to Belleveille Ont. in 1827 where she continued to manufacture and sell the liniment…moved to Beaulieau N. Dakota where she also made and sold the liniment…In 1890 the rights to the liniment were sold to a Mr. Getman of Olga N. Dakota who was to market it as “Getman’s Liniment”.  He was to pay royalties to Mrs. Graves or turn it back to her in 1926‑he died in 1922 and the rights reverted to Mrs. Graves.  The patent eventually belonged to a George Martial Graves who, in 1935‑sold the rights to the “Rae’s Chemical Company Syndicate” in Saskatoon (CAN).”

It is thought this family moved to Harvey/Loma, ND about 1882, where they remained until 1910 when Peter and Lucinda parted company, and Peter moved to Saskatoon.  Some of the children (George, Lycomedes, James, Charles, and Alexander) moved to Saskatchewan about 1903 and homesteaded around Saskatoon and Dundurn.  (R‑7, R‑8, R‑9, R‑14)

Children - Graves

  100.  Minnie Graves, b. 22 Oct. 1875 (Wheatley, Kent Co., Ontario), d. 12 Nov. 1875 (Wheatley, Ont.).

+101.  George Martial Graves, b. 19 Dec. 1876, m. Nellie (Missinger) Reeser, 1905, d. 31 May 1949.

  102.  Lycomedes Issac Graves, b. 8 March 1879, d.c. 1950 (Saskatoon, Sask.).

+103.  Hannah Ellen Graves, b. 21 June 1881, m. Robert Martin McGinnis, 9 May 1900, d. 6 Feb. 1917.

  104.  Peter Warren Graves, b. 13 April 1883 (Harvey Twp., Cavalier Co., ND), never married, d. 2 March 1906.

  105.  James Cleveland Graves, b. 25 April 1885, never married, d. 23 March 1940 (Saskatoon, Sask.).

+106.  Lydia Arnis Ann Graves, b. 3 Feb. 1887, m. Otto Isreal Rueger, 12 Sept. 1905, d. 9 May 1974.

  107.  Charles Weston ("Smokey") Graves, b. 16 Dec. 1888 (Langdon, Cavalier Co., ND), m. Mabel ("Rachel") Johnston, d. 26 March 19‑‑.  No children.  Lived in Salmon Arm, B.C.

  108.  Alexander Stewart Graves, b. 20 April 1891, d. 12 May 1895.

+109.  Milton Ferguson Graves, b. 1 Sept. 1894 (or 3 Sept. 1893), m. Helen Tillie Wilde, 6 Dec. 1916, d. 24 Feb. 1976.



Humphrey Joseph Graves (62) was born 4 April 1832 (or 12 Sept. 1832[3]) in St. Thomas, London Co., Ontario, Canada.  He married Nancy Welch.  She was born 29 March 1832.  He was almost certainly the person listed as Josiah Graves in the 1870 census for Beatrice, Gage Co., NE.  He, his wife Nancy, and their first 3 children were listed as born in Canada.  The next five children were born in NE, and the last child (from the 1880 census) in Kansas.  By 1880, the family, with “Josiah” as the head of family, lived in Jewell Co., KS.  (R‑2, R‑4, R‑10, R‑15)

Children - Graves

+110.  William Henry Graves, b. 2 June 1854, m. Elmira Good, 5 Nov. 1879, d. 30 Dec. 1939.

  111.  Lewis Graves, b.c. 1856; lived with the family in 1880.

  112.  Loretta Graves, b. 7 Sept. 1858, m. E. A. Maudlin, 25 Oct. 1879, d. 8 May 1927.

  113.  Eleanor Graves, b.c. 1861, m. Jake Good (Superior, NE).

  114.  Martha Graves, b.c. 1863, m. Charles Wescott (Collins, IA).

  115.  John Graves, b.c. 1866, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ (Ord, OK).

  116.  Nancy Graves, b.c. 1868; not listed on the 1880 census.

  117.  Joseph Graves, b.c. 1871, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ (Lovewell, KS).

  118.  Hannah Graves, b.c. 1877 (KS).


Anna Graves (63) was born 15 Jan. 1834 in St. Thomas, London Co., Ontario, Canada, and died 15 March 1917.  At the age of 15 she was baptized and joined the Baptist church, of which she remained a member until her death.  Anna and her parents, along with other family members, immigrated to Nebraska from Canada in 1859.  She married Joseph Martin, son of John Martin, on 23 Oct. 1860 in Beatrice, Gage Co., NE.  They were married by William Blakely, who was the probate judge of Gage Co., Nebraska Territory.  They were the fifth couple to be married by the Judge.  Joseph was probably born 6 April 1824 (or 1826) in Liege (or Pier per R‑2), Belgium, and died 14 Oct. 1920 of Spanish influenza at the home of his daughter, Alice Warthen, at the age of 92[4].  They were both buried in Chester, Republic Co., NE.  He was a farmer.  Their children were born in Beatrice, Gage Co., NE.

Joseph immigrated to the U.S. in 1851 at the age of about 25.  The story goes that he ran away from home when he was fifteen and sailed the Seven Seas.  He landed in New Orleans and went with a wagon train to Nebraska.  He met Anna Graves, who was on another wagon train traveling down from Canada.

Joseph was a strong member of the Catholic Church and attended services in the first Catholic meeting place which was the old Graff home.  It was a couple of miles down the road, east of the Martin homestead.  Anna, being a Baptist, raised their children in the faith of her ancestors.  (R‑2, R‑4)

Children - Martin

  119.  Alice Martin, d. at birth or in infancy.

+120.  Julia Ann Martin, b. 29 Sept. 1862, m. John Henry Malstead, 19 Jan. 1882, d. 13 June 1950.

+121.  Elizabeth Martin, b. 14 March 1864, m. Ezra Lowe, d. 25 Aug. 1893.

+122.  Alice Martin, b. 7 Aug. 1866, m. Ira B. Warthen, d. 1 July 1949.

+123.  Joseph Enoch Martin, b. 14 Feb. 1868, m. Josephine Shane, d. 5 Jan. 1943.

+124.  Jessie Martin, b. 8 April 1869, m. Wilfred F. Struble, 8 March 1885, d. 13 Nov. 1946.

+125.  John Martin, b. 6 Dec. 1870, m. Lily Mae Preston, 26 July 1905, d. 8 Jan. 1943.

+126.  Cora Belle Martin, b. 12 July 1872, m. Edgar H. Watson, 6 June 1891, d. 16 Oct. 1943.

  127.  George Lewis Martin, b. 30 April 1874, m. Della Stevens, 16 June 1897 (Belleville, KS), d. 9 March 1954 (Seminole, OK).  Bur. Thomas, Dewey Co., OK.  Homesteaded near Thomas, OK.  No children.

+128.  Fred Martin, b. 24 April 1877, m. Mary Register, 24 Oct. 1899, d. 1937 (or 30 March 1932).


Enoch Graves (65) was born 3 Oct. 1837 in St. Thomas, London Co., Ontario, Canada, died 4 July 1911 in MO, and was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cem., Rich Hill, Bates Co., MO.  Enoch and his parents, along with other family members, immigrated to Nebraska from Canada in 1859.  He married Sarah Jane Dixon, daughter of Ira Dixon (born Kentucky) and Sarah Williams (born New York), on 3 Sept. 1865 in Beatrice, Gage Co., NE in a ceremony performed by Elder Thornburg.  She was born 14 Jan. 1847 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH, died 21 Jan. 1943 in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, and was buried in Graceland Park Cem., Omaha, NE.  Five of their first six children died within a few days of each other from diphtheria; all six were buried in Scott Street Cem., Beatrice, Gage Co., NE.  They then had four more children.  Enoch, Sarah Jane, and their first 2 children were listed in the 1870 census for NE.  Enoch was a farmer.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑4)

Children - Graves

  129.  Abraham Graves, b. 25 May 1867 (Gage Co., NE), d. 28 Nov. 1878.

  130.  Adeline Graves, b.30 April 1869 (Gage Co., NE), d. 29 Nov. 1878.

  131.  Noel Graves, b. 10 March 1870 (Gage Co., NE), d. 29 Nov. 1878.

  132.  Bert Graves, b. 6 March 1871 (Gage Co., NE, d. 29 Nov. 1878.

  133.  Enoch Graves II, b. 3 March 1873 (Gage Co., NE), d. 7 Sept. 1874.

  134.  Arabel Graves, b. 26 Oct. 1877 (Gage Co., NE), d. 28 Nov. 1878.

+135.  William F. Graves, b. 12 Nov. 1879, m. Mary Bessie Wix, 26 Aug. 1909, d. 5 Aug. 1945.

+136.  Ruth Mary Graves, b. 9 Dec. 1881, m. Joseph Conrad Winkle, 15 April 1895, d. 5 Oct. 1954.

+137.  Pearl Graves, 15 Jan. 1883, m. Charley Lee Kinder, 10 Sept. 1889, d. 2 Sept. 1956.

+138.  Frank E. Graves, b. 21 July 1889, m. Ethel M. Barber, 2 June 1917, d. 7 Oct. 1965.


Lewis (or Louis) Graves (66) was born 10 Jan. 1840 in St. Thomas, London Co., Ontario, Canada, died 2 (or 21) March 1884, and was buried in Pethoud Cem., Beatrice, Gage Co., NE next to his eldest daughter according to a newspaper obituary.  Although no tombstone has been located, there are eight unmarked graves in the cemetery.  Lewis and his parents, along with other family members, immigrated to Nebraska from Canada in 1859; Lewis Graves was naturalized on 10 Oct. 1862 in Gage Co., NE on the same day as his father, Abraham.  He married Eliza Wilson, daughter of John L. Wilson.  She was born about 1845 in Ohio.  They were listed in the 1870 and 1880 censuses in NE.  Lewis was a farmer.  Their children were born in NE; they had twelve children but only three lived to maturity.  (R‑2, R‑4)

Children - Graves

  139.  Ada Graves, b.c. 1864, d. before 1880.  Bur. Pethoud Cem.

  140.  Catherine Graves, b.c. 1866, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Kessler.

  141.  Frank Graves, b.c. 1869.

  142.  Mary Graves, b.c. 1872, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ McCann.

+143.  John Leander Graves (twin), b. 14 July 1874, m. Susie Jones, 25 March 1897, d. 7 Sept. 1958.

  144.  twin, d. young.


Henry Graves (67) was born 19 Jan. 1842 in St. Thomas, London Co., Ontario, Canada, and died 16 Oct. 1909[5] in Crawford, Grant Co., NE.  Henry and his parents, along with other family members, immigrated to Nebraska from Canada in 1859.  He married Julia Ann Dixon, daughter of Ira Dixon, on 30 Dec. 1865.  She may have been born in 1849, and died after 1885 when she was listed on the 1885 Nebraska state census according to information told to R‑2 by E. Evelyn Cox.  Henry, Julia, Frank, age 4, and Leonard, age 2 were listed in the 1870 census for NE.  The information about a Frank and a Francis may be incorrect.  Henry was a farmer.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑3, R‑4)

Children - Graves

  145.  Frank Graves, b.c. 1866, d. between 1872 and 1880.  (Not listed on 1880 census).  Listed on the District #3 Gage Co., NE school census as 6 years old in 1872.

  146.  Francis Graves, b.c. 1867.  Listed on the District 3, Gage Co., NE school census as 5 years old in 1872.

+147.  Henry Leonard Graves, b.c. 1868 (or 29 Oct. 1865), m. Rowena Isabell Evert, 18 June 1895, d. 21 June 1968.

  148.  Rose Graves, b.c. 1871, never married, d. Crawford, NE.  She was crippled and used a wheelchair.

+149.  Alice Graves, b.c. 1873, m. Bert Pitt.

  150.  Bernard Graves, b.c. 1878.  age 2 on 1880 Cass Co., MO census.


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[1]Death place according to R-4.

[2] According to R‑12, she was born in Canada.

[3]According to R-10.

[4]If Joseph was born in 1826, then he would have been 94 at death, rather than 92.

[5]Mrs. Shirley Graves also has a birth date for Henry of Nov. 1831.