Rev. 22 July 2021, Gen. 700

 

DESCENDANTS OF BENJAMIN GRAVES OF WASHINGTON, DC

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Benjamin Graves (1) was born in 1776.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+2.   John B. Graves, b. 1795, m. Sarah Quaid, 28 Dec. 1813, d. Feb. 1850.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN GRAVES (1)

John B. Graves (2) was born in 1795 in Georgetown, Washington, DC, and died in Feb. 1850 in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., VA.  He married Sarah Quaid, daughter of Thomas Quade and Eleanor Lewis, on 28 Dec. 1813 in Washington, DC.  She was born about 1793 in Georgetown, Washington, DC, and died in June 1850 in VA.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+3.   Benjamin Franklin Graves, b. 15 July 1813, m. Magdalena Compher, 10 (or 14) March 1836, d. 10 Nov. 1898.

    4.  daughter, b. 1814-1820 (Washington, DC).

    5.  John Graves, b.c. 1818 (Washington, DC).

    6.  Ann Graves, b.c. 1825 (Georgetown, Washington, DC).

+7.   William L. Graves, b.c. 1828, m. Jane Ann Elizabeth Varnell, 3 Aug. 1857, d. 6 March 1891.

    8.  Elizabeth A. Graves, b. 1828 (VA).

    9.  Salina Graves, b. 1832 (Stafford Co., VA).

    10.   James J. Graves, b. 1834 (Georgetown, Washington, DC).

    11.   Robert E. Graves, b. 1839 (Georgetown, Washington, DC).

    12.   Jane Graves, b. 1847 (Georgetown, Washington, DC).

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN B. GRAVES (2) AND SARAH QUAID

Benjamin Franklin Graves (3) was born 15 July 1813 in MD, and died 10 Nov. 1898 in Somerset, Perry Co., OH.  He married Magdalena (Mary) Compher, daughter of Peter Compher and Margaret ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 10 (or 14) March 1836 in Loudoun Co., VA.  She was born 13 Sept. 1816 in VA, and died 6 Aug. 1896.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+13.   John J. Graves, b. 1838, m. Mary L. Ritchey, 19 Feb. 1860, d. 1893.

    14.   Mary Graves, b. 1839.

    15.   Ann Graves, b. 1841.

    16.   Mary Ann Graves, b. 25 Feb. 1843 (VA), d. 2 Jan. 1930 (Newark, Licking Co., OH).

    17.   James William Graves, b. March 1844 (VA), d. 1904 (Rushville, Fairfield Co., OH).

    18.   Margaret Graves, b. 1846, d. 13 Nov. 1932 (OH).

    19.   Ann Adelia (“Delia”) Graves, b.c. 1851 (VA), d. 30 March 1920 (Perry Co., OH).

    20.   Cornelia Graves, b.c. 1854 (VA), d. 1891.

 

William L. Graves (7) was born about 1827 or 1828 in Georgetown, Washington, DC, and died 6 March 1891 in Washington, DC.  He married Jane Ann Elizabeth Varnell, daughter of George Washington Varnell and Mary Ann Catherine Gibson, on 3 Aug. 1857 in Washington, DC.  She was born 6 Oct. 1839[1] in Washington, DC, and died after 1900.  William was in the 1850 census for Georgetown, Washington, DC, 22, tanner, with no family, living with R. Colburn, tanner, and his family.  They were in the 1860 and 1870 censuses for Washington, DC.  He was a tanner in 1850 and 1860, and a house carpenter in 1870.  It is not absolutely proven that he was the father of John Edward Graves, but no other John or Edward Graves has been found who fits as well.  John was listed as James in the 1860 census.

The 1870 census did not show the first 3 children listed below.  It seems strange that these 3 children seem to have been born before Jane and William’s marriage.  However, in the 1900 census for Washington, DC, Jane stated that 5 of her 8 children were still living, so perhaps these 3 children did die by 1870.

It is possible that William was a son of John and Sarah Graves.  They were in the 1850 census for Georgetown, DC, as John Graves, 56, shoemaker, Sarah, 57, Ann, 25, and John Jr., 32.  John and Sarah were both born in MD, and their children born in Georgetown, DC.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Graves

    21.   Mary Graves, b.c. 1853.

    22.   William Graves, b.c. 1855.

    23.   Kate Graves, b.c. 1857.

+24.   John Edward Graves, b.c. 1859 (or 10 Aug. 1866), m. Margaret Falvey, 26 Oct. 1885, d. 7 Aug. 1927.

    25.   Annie Graves, b. 1863 (VA), m. John Ethen, d. 25 March 1932 (DC).

+26.   George W. Graves, b. Aug. 1868 (or 30 Aug. 1871), m. Frances Sabin, d. 114 Aug. 1939.  (R‑2 and R‑3 disagree on wives.)

+27.   Mollye Sophia Graves, b. 8 March 1873, m(1) Eston Randolph Pugh, 1885, m(2) Samuel Alonzo Kendrick, 24 Dec. 1925, d. 25 Nov. 1952.

+28.   Blanche Graves, b. 10 June 1877, m. Archibald B. (or J.) Allison, 29 July 1895, d. 18 Dec. 1933.

 

 

GENERATION 5

 

CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN F. GRAVES (3) AND MAGDALENA COMPHERS

John J. Graves (13) was born in 1838 in VA, and died in 1893 in Somerset, Perry Co., OH.  He married Mary L. Ritchey on 19 Feb. 1860 in Perry Co., OH.  She was born 11 Oct. 1840 in Perry Co., OH, and died 19 Nov. 1922 in Somerset, Perry Co., OH.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

    29.   William E. Graves, b. 22 Dec. 1861 (OH), d. 12 June 1906 (Somerset, Perry Co., OH).

+30.   Benjamin Burnside Graves, b. 23 Oct. 1867, m. Adda Almeda Emerick, 7 Dec. 1892, d. 24 Oct. 1950.

    31.   Virginia C. (“Jennie”) Graves, b. 13 April 1870 (Somerset, Perry Co., OH), d. 15 Aug. 1898 (Somerset, Perry Co., OH).

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM L. GRAVES (12e) AND JANE A. E. VARNELL

John Edward Graves (24) was born about 1859 in Roanoke, VA (according to family legend, and his son's birth certificate), died in Aug. 1927 in Chicago, IL, and was buried in Evergreen Cem.  However, all census records seem to indicate he was born in Washington, DC.  He supposedly owned his own business, and he always worked as a butcher.  He married Margaret Falvey about 1886 in either VA or Washington, DC.  She was born about 1862, probably in Washington, DC, died 31 March 1910 in Chicago, IL, and was buried at Mt. Olivet Cem., Chicago, at age 47.  She supposedly died from heart problems.  She was supposedly Cherokee Indian.  Her son's birth certificate says she was from Washington, DC.  They moved to Chicago, IL.

A Chicago city directory showed Edward living in Chicago at 4709 Princeton Ave. with 2 brothers and a Lynch family.  Edward was 15, John was 19, and William was 20, all born in IL.  It is suspected that Florence Lynch was their sister (confirmed by the 1910 census).  When Margaret died, she was buried on top of an infant baby Lynch.  L. L. Lynch paid for the plot.  The 1910 census for Chicago, Ward 30, Cook Co., IL, listed Florence Lynch, 24, head of household, with her daughter Florence, brother-in-law Lawrence Lynch, 25, and brothers Edward, William, and John Graves, all the Graves siblings born in DC.  The family (probably the Lynch family) was of Irish descent.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+32.   Florence Graves, b.c. 1886, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Lynch.

    33.   John Graves, b.c. 1889.

    34.   William Graves, b.c. 1891.

+35.   Edward Thomas Graves, b. Oct. 1898 (or 1893), m. Barbara Zuerker, d. Sept. 1951.

 

George W. Graves (26) was born in Aug. 1868 and died in 1940, both in Brentwood, Prince George’s Co., MD.  He married Frances (Daiger) Sabin, widow, daughter of Charles E. Daiger and Mary J. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She had first married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Sabin, and he died by the 1910 census.  She was born in 1884 in VA, and died 24 May 1958.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Brentwood, Prince George’s Co., MD.  He was a house painter.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    36.   Willis Graves, b.c. 1910 (VA).  Although he was listed in the 1920 census as Willis Graves, son, 10, he was not a son of George.  The 1930 census showed him as Willis B. Henderson, step-son, 20.  The 1910 census for Cople Dist., Westmoreland Co., VA listed Frances S. Henderson, 23, widow, living with her parents, Charles E. and Mary J. Daiger, and their grandson Willis B. Henderson, 7 months.

 

Mollye Sophia Graves (27) was born 8 March 1873 and died 25 Nov. 1952, both in Washington, DC.  She first married Eston Randolph Pugh.  He was born 1 Aug. 1860 in Washington, DC, and died 28 June 1922 in Catonsville, Baltimore Co., MD.  He married second Samuel A. Kendrick in 1935.  He was born in 1869 and died in 1955, both in Washington, DC.  (R‑2)

Children - Pugh

+37.   Gail Edgar Pugh, b. 18 Feb. 1893, m. Adele Roby, d. 24 July 1943.

+38.   Eston Randolph Pugh, b. 12 May 1896, m. Julia Bates Henderson, 28 March 1914, d. 8 Jan. 1968.

+39.   Marcus William Pugh, b. 12 Dec. 1899, m. Edna May Horner, d. 30 Oct. 1957.

+40.   Lester Vanlier Pugh, b. 8 June 1901, m. Esther Theresa ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 7 Feb. 1978.

+41.   Luree Pugh, b. 22 Sept. 1906, m(1) Joseph Francis Shannon, 30 Nov. 1925, m(2) Ronald G. Billington, 1965, d. 19 Aug. 1969.  He was b. June 1934.

+42.   Jane Ann Pugh, b. 22 Sept. 1906, m(1) Carroll Garrison, m(2) John Wesley Middlebrooks, d. 6 Sept. 1989.

 

Blanche Graves (28) was born in 1878 and died 18 Dec. 1933, both in Washington, DC.  She married Archibald B. Allison.  He was born 15 Jan. 1873 in VA, and died 5 April 1938.  Both their children were born in Washington, DC.  (R‑2)

Children - Allison

+43.   Aileen Allison, b. 2 Sept. 1896, m. William Joseph Hawke, d. Feb. 1980.

+44.   Dora M. Allison, b. 30 Aug. 1900, m. John Hines, d. March 1996.

 

 

GENERATION 6

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN J. GRAVES (13) AND MARY L. RITCHEY

Benjamin Burnside Graves (30) was born 23 Oct. 1867 in OH, and died 24 Oct. 1950 in New Lexington, Perry Co., OH.  He married Adda Almeda Emerick on 7 Dec. 1892 in Perry Co., OH.  She was born 2 Dec. 1872 in New Straitsville, Perry Co., OH, and died 24 March 1954 in Somerset, Perry Co., OH.  Benjamin was in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Reading, Perry Co., OH, and in the 1940 census for New Lexington, Perry Co., OH, when his wife was listed as Ruth, with son Carson still at home, single.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+45.   Whitley W. Graves, b. 19 Feb. 1894, m. Maud R. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 9 July 1962.

    46.   Hazel N. Graves, b. 25 May 1897 (Somerset, Perry Co., OH), d. 29 Aug. 1905 (Chillicothe, Ross Co., OH).

    47.   Naomi Nelle Graves, b. 16 March 1901 (Somerset, Perry Co., OH), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Ingerham, d. 26 March 1965 (Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.  One daughter, Lois Mary Ingerham, b. 17 Feb. 1929 in Columbus, OH, and d. 2 May 1997.

    48.   Mamie Graves, b.c. 1902 (OH).

    49.   Malcom (or Malcolm) Stanley Graves, b. 11 May 1904 (Somerset, Perry Co., OH), m. Margaret ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 11 March 1950 (New Lexington, Perry Co., OH).  He was in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Reading, Perry Co., OH, living with his parents, single.  He was in the 1940 census for New Lexington, Perry Co., with his wife but no children.  She was b.c. 1904 in IL.

    50.   Ruth Isabel Graves, b. 20 July 1908 (Somerset, Perry Co., OH), m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Leckrone, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Spangler, d. 16 May 1995 (New Lexington,Perry Co., OH).

    51.   Carson Kenton Graves, b. 24 Feb. 1912 (OH), d. 28 Sept. 1973 (Zanesville, Muskingum, OH).

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN E. GRAVES (24) AND MARGARET FALVEY

Florence Graves (32) was born about 1886 in Washington, DC.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Lynch.  She was in the 1910 census for Chicago, Ward 30, Cook Co., IL, as head of household, without a husband.  In 1910 she was living at 4709 Princeton Ave., Chicago, IL.

Children - Lynch

    52.   Florence Lynch, b.c. 1904 (IL).

 

Edward Thomas Graves (35) was born in Oct. 1898 (or 1893) in IL, died in Sept. 1951 in Chicago, IL, and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Chicago.  The family says he was walking back from somewhere and got clubbed in an alley, but the coroner's report said he died of heart trouble and pneumonia.  He married Barbara Zuerker, who was of German ancestry.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Chicago, Cook Co., IL, with all children born in IL.  Both censuses gave his wife’s name as Elizabeth, born about 1911 in IL, with both her parents born in Germany.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

    53.   Bernard (“Bernie”) Graves, b.c. 1918

    54.   Bernice Graves, b.c. 1920.

    55.   Edward Graves, b.c. 1922.

+56.   Martin Graves, b.c. 1924, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    57.   Robert Graves, b.c. 1927.

    58.   Earl Graves, b.c. 1929.

 

CHILDREN OF MOLLYE S. GRAVES (27) AND ESTON R. PUGH

Gail (or Gale) Edgar Pugh (37) was born 18 Feb. 1893 and died 24 July 1943, both in Washington, DC.  He married Adele Roby.  She was born 6 June 1904 in MD, and died 23 Aug. 1998 in Chevy Chase, Montgomery Co., MD.  Not all of the evidence is available, so it is not certain that her surname was Roby, a daughter of Edwin Roby and Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑, but that looks very likely.  The 1920 census for Washington, DC listed Adele Roby, lodger.  The 1910 census for Chicago, Cook Co., IL, listed the family of Edwin Roby, with daughter Adele, 5, all family members born in MD.  Gail and Adele were in the 1930 census for Washington, DC, when he was a dealer in wholesale poultry.  (R‑2)

Children - Pugh

    59.   Adele Randolph Pugh, b. 25 Nov. 1922 (DC).

 

Eston Randolph Pugh (38) was born 12 May 1896 and died 8 Jan. 1968, both in Washington, DC.  He married Julia Bates Henderson, daughter of James M. Henderson and Laura Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 28 March 1914 in Washington, DC.  She was born 26 Oct. 1896 in Osso, King George Co., VA, and died 16 Jan. 1981 in Hyattsville, Prince George’s Co., MD.  (R‑2)

Children - Pugh

    60.   Eston Randolph Pugh, Jr., b. 16 Feb. 1916 Brentwood, Prince George’s Co., MD), d. 6 July 1972 (Bethesda, Montgomery Co., MD).

+61.   Evelyn Ann Pugh, b. 9 May 1919, m. Rudolph H. Fitzpatrick.

+62.   Jean Marie Pugh, b. 11 Feb. 1928, m. Rudolph Hamilton Hall.

 

Marcus William Pugh (39) was born 12 Dec. 1899 and died 30 Oct. 1957, both in Washington, DC.  He married Edna May Horner.  She was born in 1908.  Both their children were born in Washington, DC.  (R‑2)

Children - Pugh

    63.   Marcus William Pugh, Jr., b. 1928, m. Barbara Jean Knott, 12 Sept. 1964.  She was b. 1929.

    64.   Linda Lee Pugh, b. 1934.

 

Lester Vanlier Pugh (40) was born 8 June 1901 in MD, and died 7 Feb. 1978 in San Bernardino, CA.  He married Esther Theresa ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born 5 July 1905 in MD, and died 19 Oct. 1978 in San Bernardino, CA.  (R‑2)

Children - Pugh

    65.   Lois Arlene Pugh, b. 11 Dec. 1928, d. 18 Feb. 1985.

 

Luree Pugh (41) was born 22 Sept. 1906 and died 19 Aug. 1969.  She first married Joseph Francis Shannon, son of James F. Shannon and Mary Flanigan, on 30 Nov. 1925.  He was born 5 June 1876 in Ridley, Delaware Co., PA, and died 29 Dec. 1955 in Baltimore, MD.  She married second Ronald G. Billington in 1965 in Washington, DC.  He was born in June 1934.  (R‑2)

Children - Shannon

    66.   Luree Sophia Shannon, b. 2 Oct. 1926, m. Arthur L. Smith.  He was b. 5 Dec. 1916 in Utah, and d. July 1988 in Idaho Falls, Bonneville Co., ID.

    67.   Marcus Joseph Shannon, b. 25 Nov. 1928, d. 20 Aug. 2003 (Idaho Falls, Bonneville Co., ID.

    68.   Nancy Ann Shannon, b. 4 June 1931 (Washington, DC), m. Robert Lee, d. 2 March 2007.

+69.   Mollie Jane Ann Shannon, b. 30 Sept. 1933, m. Arvid Waddoups Hinton, 10 Nov. 1952.

 

Jane Ann Pugh (42) was born 22 Sept. 1906 in Washington, DC, and died 6 Sept. 1989 in Silver Spring, MD.  She first married Carroll Garrison.  He was born 30 Oct. 1899, and died in April 1974 in College Park, Prince George’s Co., MD.  She married second John Wesley Middlebrooks.  (R‑2)

Children - Garrison

+70.   Betty J. Garrison, b. 21 Jan. 1925, m. Kay Nairn Branson, 13 Jan. 1943, d. 18 May 2003.

+71.   Mollye C. Garrison, b. 1928, m. Lawrence A. Johnson, d. 4 Oct. 1988.

+72.   Ronald Edward Garrison, b. 24 Sept. 1931, m. Jo Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 31 Dec. 1975.

    73.   Brenda L. Garrison, b. 1933 (Washington, DC).

 

CHILDREN OF BLANCHE GRAVES (28) AND ARCHIBALD B. ALLISON

Aileen Allison (43) was born 2 Sept. 1896 in DC, and died in Feb. 1980 in Frederick, Frederick Co., MD.  She married William Joseph Hawke.  He was born 28 Jan. 1895 in Knoxville, TN, and died in DC.  At least their first 2 children were born in DC.  (R‑2)

Children - Hawke

    74.   Archie Hawk, b. 17 July 1916, d. 2 Nov. 1958 (Santa Clara, CA).

    75.   Ida Hawk, b. 8 July 1917, d. 24 March 1983 (Los Angeles, CA).

    76.   William Hawk, b.c. 1919.

    77.   Blanche Hawk, b.c. 1921.

    78.   George Hawk, b.c. 1923.

 

Dora M. Allison (44) was born 30 Aug. 1900 in Washington, DC, and died in March 1996 in Iowa Falls, Hardin Co., IA.  She married John Hines.  He was born in 1896 in AL.  (R‑2)

Children - Hines

    79.   Allison J. Hines, b. 9 March 1919 (DC), d. 4 May 1992 (Lynn, Essex Co., MA).

    80.   Dora Hines, b.c. 1924.

    81.   Ella Hines, b.c. 1926.

 

 

GENERATION 7

 

CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN B. GRAVES (30) AND ADDA A. E. EMERICK

Whitley W. Graves (45) was born 19 Feb. 1894 in Somerset, Perry Co., OH, and died 9 July 1962 in Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH.  He married Maud R. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1902 in OH.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Reading, Perry Co., OH, when Clarence was their only child.  They were in the 1940 census for Somerset, OH.  Both their children were born in OH, probably all in Perry Co.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

    82.   Clarence W. Graves, b.c. 1918.

    83.   Jo Anne Graves, b.c. 1937.

 

CHILDREN OF EDWARD T. GRAVES (35) AND BARBARA ZUERKER

Martin Graves (56) was born about 1924 in IL.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

    84.   Geoff Graves, m. Marge ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

CHILDREN OF ESTON R. PUGH (38) AND JULIA B. HENDERSON

Evelyn Ann Pugh (61) was born 9 May 1919.  She married Rudolph H. Fitzpatrick.  He was born in 1916 and died in 1982.  (R‑2)

Children - Fitzpatrick

    85.   William G. Fitzpatrick, b. 1941.

    86.   Dennis E. Fitzpatrick, b. 1947, d. 1994.

    87.   Lynn Ann Fitzpatrick, b. 1954.

 

Jean Marie Pugh (62) was born 11 Feb. 1928.  She married Rudolph Hamilton Hall.  He was born in 1926 and died in 1982.  (R‑2)

Children - Hall

    88.   Sheila Jean Hall, b. 1953.

 

CHILDREN OF LUREE PUGH (41) AND JOSEPH F. SHANNON

Mollie Jane Ann Shannon (69) was born 30 Sept. 1933 in Washington, DC.  She married Arvid Waddoups Hinton, son of Joseph Hinton and Lena Waddoups, on 10 Nov. 1952 in Alamogordo, NM.  (R‑2)

Children - Hinton

+89.   Joyce Ann Hinton, b. 27 Oct. 1953, m. Steven Robert Frampton.

    90.   David Arvid Hinton, b. 27 Sept. 1955 (Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, DC).

    91.   Joseph Derek Hinton, b. 20 April 1959.

    92.   Darby Shannon Hinton, b. 22 Dec. 1965 (Yuba City, CA).

 

CHILDREN OF JANE A. PUGH (42) AND CARROLL GARRISON

Betty J. Garrison (70) was born 21 Jan. 1925 and died 18 May 2003.  She married Kay Nairn Branson on 13 Jan. 1943 in Hyattsville, MD.  He was born in 1923 in MD, and died in MD.  (R‑2)

Children - Branson

    93.   child

    94.   child

 

Mollye C. Garrison (71) was born in 1928 in DC, and died 4 Oct. 1988 in Mitchellville, MD.  She married Lawrence A. Johnson.  He was born in 1925.  (R‑2)

Children - Johnson

+95.   Steven W. Johnson, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

Ronald Edward Garrison (72) was born 24 Sept. 1931 and died 31 Dec. 1975, both in MD.  He married Jo Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑2)

Children - Garrison

    96.   Sharon L. Garrison, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hale.

    97.   Ronald Glenn Garrison, b. 11 Jan. 1959 (Hyattsville, Prince George’s Co., MD), d. 22 July 1980 (Hyattsville, Prince George’s Co., MD).

 

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[1] The 1900 census for Washington, DC, gave her date of birth as Oct. 1841.