Rev. 11 Aug. 2012, Gen. 484
WILLIAM GRAVES AND NANCY HARPER OF GA AND MS
William Graves (1) was born about 1797-1800 in GA, and died after 1870 in MS. He married Nancy Harper. She was born about 1805 in GA, and died 1850-1860 in Simpson Co., MS. They were in the 1850 census for Simpson Co., MS, when he was a blacksmith, a future son-in-law Adam White was a laborer on the family farm. William was in the 1860 census for Copiah Co., MS, with his daughter Amanda with him, and his daughter HarrietŐs family also with him. Living with Harriet and Adam in 1860 was an 11-year-old Graves boy, possibly named Aurelius or Anselem, who may have been another son of William and Nancy. William was in the 1870 census for Rankin Co., MS, with John W. and Mary J. Dear in his household, living next to Adam and Harriet White. He could not be found in the 1880 census. He was listed as a farmer in 1860 and 1870. All his children were born in MS.
It is believed that William Graves may have been a grandson of James Graves and Mary Copeland (genealogy 150), but no connection has yet been found. (R‑1, R‑2)
Children – Graves
+2. Harriet Graves, b.c. 1829, m. Adam White, c. 1850, d. after 1880.
3. Thomas Graves, b.c. 1830
4. Hiram Graves, b.c. 1832.
5. Rachel A. Graves, b.c. 1833.
6. James A. Graves, b.c. 1834.
7. Mary Graves, b.c. 1837.
8. Robert Graves, b.c. 1839.
9. Benjamin Graves, b.c. 1841.
10. Amanda J. Graves, b.c. 1845.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GRAVES (1) AND NANCY HARPER
Harriet Graves (2) was born about 1829 in MS, and died after 1880 in Rankin Co., MS. She married John Quincy Adam White, called Adam. He was born about 1828 in MS, and died after 1880 in Rankin Co., MS. They were in the 1860 census for Copiah Co., MS. They were in the 1870 and 1880 censuses for Rankin Co., MS. He was a farmer. All their children were born in MS. (R‑2)
Children – White
11. Sarah White, b.c. 1849.
12. William White, b.c. 1851.
13. Nancy White, b.c. 1854.
14. Margaret (or Mary) White, b.5 Jan. 1857, d. 20 Jan. 1915 (MS).
+15. John Freeman White, b. 11 Oct. 1865, m. Sarah Evelyn Parkinson, d. 4 Aug. 1935.
+16. Emanuel Q. White, b. April 1868, m(1) Mary Alice ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) S. Ida ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1888, d. 1945.
CHILDREN OF HARRIET GRAVES (2) AND J. Q. ADAM WHITE
John Freeman White (15) was born 11 Oct. 1865 in Florence, Rankin Co., MS, and died 4 Aug. 1935. He married Sarah Evelyn Parkinson, daughter of William D. Parkinson and Sarah Catherine Louther. She was born 29 April 1861 in AR. All their children were born in MS. (R‑2)
Children – White
17. Ernest Vernon White, b. 25 Oct. 1890.
+18. Mary Lucile White, b. 1893, m. Alexander C. Harper, d. 1984.
+19. Clarence H. White, b. 1896, m(1) Agnus Burns, m(2) Myrtle ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1966.
+20. Buford B. White, b. 1899, m. Katie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1969.
21. Catherine E. White, b.c. 1902.
22. Elsie Lee White, b.c. 1903.
Emanuel Q. White (16) was born in April 1868 in MS, and died in 1945. He first married Mary Alice ‑‑‑‑‑‑, called Alice, in 1888. She was born in Feb. 1872 in MS, and died in 1915. He married second S. Ida ‑‑‑‑‑‑. She was born about 1874 in MS. He and Alice were in the 1900 census for Steen Creek, Rankin Co., MS, when he was a farm laborer. They were in the 1910 census for Steens, Rankin Co., MS, when he was a farmer, and all 9 of their children were still living. He and Ida were in the 1920 census for Holbrook, Rankin Co., MS, when he was road commissioner but his family was farming. All his children were born in MS. (R‑3)
Children – White, by Mary A. ------
23. Lim White, b. Oct. 1888.
24. John White, b. April 1892.
25. Fannie White, b. Dec. 1895.
26. Bertha White, b. May 1896.
27. Carl White, b. Feb. 1899.
28. Earl White, b.c. 1902.
29. Lester White, b.c. 1904.
30. Ina (or Arnold) White, b.c. 1906.
31. Emanuel Q. White, b.c. 1909.
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