Rev. 25 Oct. 2005, Gen. 589







Henry Graves (1) was born about 1826 in IN.  He married Lucinda ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1835 in IN.  All their children were probably born in Dearborn Co., IN.  His mother may have been named Catherine ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  It is said that his father died early and his mother remarried someone in Aurora, Dearborn Co., IN, who was a tailor.  Aurora is on the Ohio River, in southeastern Indiana, just across from Boone Co., KY, and close to Cincinnati, Ohio.  In the 1850 census for Aurora, Dearborn Co., IN, page 227, Henry Graves, 23, “taylor”, born in IN, was living in the household of Hiram Lamkins, 43, “taylor”, born in NH, Catherine Lamkins, 49, b. VA, Thomas Lamkins, 19, b. IN, and Sarah C. Lamkins, 13, b. IN.

Also in the 1850 census for Dearborn Co., IN, were George Graves, 26, in Clay Twp.; Herman Graves, Clay Twp., born in Germany; Eber Graves, 33, and Eber Graves, 14, both in Moores Hill and both descended from gen. 168; Cynthia Graves and Elizabeth Graves, both in Sparta Twp.  The 1840 census for Dearborn Co., IN had only Elijah Graves, 50-60, 1 female 20-30, 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 female under 5, and 1 female 5-10.  It is possible this is Henry’s grandfather (or maybe even his father with a second wife) and his widowed mother.  There were no Graves families in the 1830 census for Dearborn Co., IN.

It is also possible that Henry Graves was a son of one of the sons of Horace Graves, possibly Franklin Ward Graves.  They lived in Ripley Co., adjacent to Sparta Twp., Dearborn Co., IN, and were descended from immigrant Thomas Graves of Hartford, CT (genealogy 168).

Henry and Lucinda were in the 1860 census for Aurora, Dearborn Co., IN, page 452, with Henry, 35, Lucinda, 25, Charles H., 6, John, 4, and James, 1, all born in IN.  It appears that Henry Graves had probably died about 1861 (perhaps in the Civil War), Lucinda had remarried to a Mr. Dixon, and then perhaps her second husband had died before 1870.  The 1870 census for Esculapia Precinct, Lewis Co., KY, page 451, listed Lucinda Dixon, 41, Charles H. Graves, 16, John Graves, 13, James Graves, 11, Edward Dixon, 8, and Mary Dixon, 1, all born in IN.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+2.  Charles Henry Graves, b. Aug. 1854, m. Joanna Peasley.

  3.  John Graves, b.c. 1856.

  4.  James Graves, b.c. 1859.

  5.  Robert Graves (possible child); went west.  This child hasn’t been found on any census records.






Charles Henry Graves (2) was born in Aug. 1854, probably in Dearborn Co., IN.  He married Joanna Peasley in Darborn Co., IN.  She was born in Dec. 1866 in IN.  She was descended from immigrant Samuel Graves of Lynn, MA (genealogy 83)[1].  They were in the 1900 census for Union Twp., Ohio Co., IN, page 2B, with all 3 living children.  The 1920 census for Randolph, Ohio Co., IN, page 2A, listed Charles, Joanna, and son Edward M., 18.  The 1930 census for Randolph Twp., Ohio Co., IN, listed Charlie, 75, Joanna, 63, and Edward M., 29, all married (bur no wife in the household for Edward.  Charles was a farmer.  All their children were born in or near Dearborn Co., IN.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+6.   James Graves, b. Jan. 1889, m. Ida ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+7.   John Graves, b. March 1891, m. Blanche ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+8.   Henry Graves, b. July 1893, m. Etta ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  9.   Benjamin Graves, died in infancy.

+10.  Edward Marion Graves, b. 27 Feb. 1901, m. Myrtle Mahaffey.






James Graves (6) married Ida ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  11.  Bernadine Graves

  12.  Martha Graves

  13.  Josephine Graves

  14.  Hansel Graves (male)

  15.  Marjorie Graves

  16.  daughter


John Graves (7) married Blanche ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  17.  daughter, still living in 2003.


Henry Graves (8) was born about 1894 in IN.  He married Etta ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1890 in KY.  Both her parents were also born in KY.  They were in the 1920 census for Washington Twp., Dearborn Co., IN, ED 179, page 1B.  He was a farmer in 1920.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  18.  Glen (or Glenn) Graves, b.c. 1915 (IN).

  19.  Dorothy Graves, b. 1920 (IN).

  20.  Margaret Graves

  21.  Willard Graves

  22.  Donald Graves

  23.  Henrietta Graves


Edward Marion Graves (10) was born 27 Feb. 1901.  He married Myrtle Mahaffey.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  24.  Charles Graves

  25.  Gladys Graves, m. Richard Wingate.

  26.  daughter

  27.  daughter


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[1] Descended from Hannah Graves and Christopher Pottle.  See information from Chuck Griffin.