Rev. 26 July 2021, Gen. 778

 

DESCENDANTS OF JOHN W. GRAVES AND ELIZABETH ------

OF NC, ROSS CO., OH & BELL CO., TX

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

John W. Graves (1) was born about 1817 in NC, and died in 1890 in Bell Co., TX.  He married Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1836 in Ohio Territory.  She was born about 1810 in VA, and died 30 Aug. 1889 in TX.  This may be the family listed with John H. Graves in the 1840 census for Eagle Twp., Ross Co., OH.  The family was listed in the 1850 census for Shelby Co., TX.  John was a bricklayer in 1850.  John and Elizabeth have not been found in any census after 1850.  All their children were born in Ross Co., OH.

There are land records in the courthouse in Chillicothe, Ross Co., OH, for the purchase of 24 acres of land by John W. Graves and his wife Elizabeth from Joseph Baker and his wife Mary Baker on Jan. 2, 1837 for $322.

Because of John and Elizabeth living in Ross Co., OH, and his being born in NC, it seems very possible that this family is descended from the Quaker family of genealogy 85.  Looking at that family, it is possible that John W. Graves in this genealogy might be the same as John Graves, son of James Graves and Sarah Leach, in genealogy 85.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

    2.  George W. Graves, b.c. 1837.

    3.  James W. Graves, b.c. 1839.

+4.   Jesse Cox Graves, b. 21 Sept. 1841, m. Josephine Amanda Coward, 25 July 1864, d. 6 Jan. 1923.

    5.  John W. Graves, b.c. 1843.

    6.  Abner Graves, b.c. 1845.

    7.  Mary A. Graves, b.c. 1847.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN W. GRAVES (1) AND ELIZABETH ------

Jesse Cox Graves (4) was born 21 Sept. 1837 (or 1841) in Ross Co., OH[1], died 6 Jan. 1923 in Killeen, Bell Co., TX, and was buried in Resthaven Cem., Belton, Bell Co., TX.  According to the 1900 Bell Co., TX census, his father was born in NC and his mother in VA.  He married Josephine Amanda ("Mandy" or “Manda”) Coward, daughter of James Robert Coward and Eliza Bervilla Mitchell, on 25 July 1864 in Orange Co., TX.  She was born 12 May 1848 (or 1849) in Smith Co., MS, died 18 Dec. 1929 in Cross, Bell Co., TX, and was buried in Cross Cem., Cross, TX.  This family was recorded on the 1870 census in Madison Co., TX; her parents lived in an adjacent household.  They were recorded on the 1880 census in Precinct 7, Bell Co., TX in the household of James and Mary C. Craghead.  Jesse fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War in Nov.-Dec. 1861.  They lived in Madison Co. and Bell Co., TX.  They were recorded separately on the 1900 census.  Both lived in Justice Precinct 7 and stated that each was widowed.  Listed as J. A., Mandy stated that eight of her twelve children were living.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Mandy Coward

+8.   Melissa Jane Graves, b. 22 Dec. 1865, m. Benjamin Franklin Sims, 24 Dec. 1884, d. 5 July 1926.

+9.   Alice Althia Graves, b. 27 Jan. 1867, m. Jesse B. Sutton, 11 Jan. 1886, d. 25 June 1948.

+10.   Ellen Josephine Graves, b. 19 Nov. 1868, m. George Washington Cox, 23 Feb. 1884, d. 24 April 1941.

    11.   Eliza Bervilla Graves, b. 19 July 1870 (Montgomery, Grimes Co., TX), m. Joel Erskine Wilhite, 17 March 1889 (Bell Co., TX).  He was b. 23 June 1859 (Bell Co., TX), and d. 1890 (CA).

    12.   Sarah Frances (“Fannie”) Graves, b. 9 June 1873 (Montgomery, Grimes Co., TX), m(1) Rolley Hogans, 23 Sept. 1886, m(2) Marsivin J. Crass, 15 Aug. 1889 (Bell Co., TX), d. 1 Sept. 1894 (Bell Co., TX).

+13.   Charles William Graves, b. 11 April 1874, m(1) Mary Mahala Eakin, 16 May 1894, m(2) Ora Belle McGlothlin, c. 1921, m(3) Mattie Scoggins, 12 July 1949, d. 7 April 1966.

+14.   Mary Elizabeth Graves, b. 5 March 1876, m. James Thomas Sellers, 15 Feb. 1891, d. 14 Feb. 1947.

    15.   James Floyd Graves, b. 12 Feb. 1878 (Bell Co., TX), d. 20 Aug. 1880 (Belton, TX).  Bur. Rest Haven Cem.

+16.   Ira Edgar Graves, b. 25 Dec. 1881, m. Susan Lucretia Gabriel Morgan, 8 July 1897, d. 17 Sept. 1947.

    17.   Floyd Benjamin Graves, b. 27 Feb. 1884 (Bell Co., TX), d. 20 March 1884 (Liberty Hill, Bell Co., TX).

+18.   Nina Belle Graves, b. 7 Oct. 1886, m. Walter Huling, 17 March 1901, d. 7 April 1966.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF JESSE COX GRAVES (4) AND JOSEPHINE A. COWARD

Melissa (or Malissia) ("Malissie") Jane Graves (8) was born 22 Dec. 1865, either in Madison Co., TX, or in Madisonville, Bell Co., TX, and died 5 July 1926 in Bell Co., TX.  She married Benjamin Franklin Sims, son of Walter Preston Sims and Lucy Ann Yancy, on 24 Dec. 1884 in Bell Co., TX.  He was born 30 April 1861 in Sebastian Co., AR, and died 11:00 a.m., Thursday, 17 Sept. 1925, in Belton, Bell Co., TX, from a rattlesnake bite he received the morning of Wednesday, 16 Sept. 1925 around 6 a.m.  Benjamin's funeral was held at Brookhaven by Rev. Watkins of Belton, TX and Rev. Brashiers of Killeen, TX.  Music was "Looking This Way" and "For the Soul Redeemed".  They were both first buried in Liberty Hill, TX (near Sparta), then reburied in Rest Haven Cem., Belton Co., TX.  They were listed in the 1920 census for Precinct 7, Bell Co., TX, with children Mandie, Vada, Ione, and Nola Bell, living near the families of their children Nettie and Jesse.  All their children were born in Bell Co., TX.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Sims

    19.   Della Sims, b. 15 Nov. 1885, d. 8 May 1894 (Belton, Bell Co., TX).

+20.   Nettie Sims, b. 23 Feb. 1887, m. J. Lee Smith, 25 Aug. 1902, d. 30 June 1988.

+21.   Jesse Preston Sims (twin), b. 7 Aug. 1888, m(1) Minnie Mae Spurlin, 1904, m(2) Dora Jane Bruton, d. 30 May 1958.

+22.   Amanda Ann Sims (twin), b. 7 Aug. 1888, m. Robert Monroe Humphreys, 23 Dec. 1928 (AR), d. 23 Dec. 1973 (Melbourne, Izard Co., AR). He was b. 2 Dec. 1892 in Jasper, Walker Co., AL, and d. 2 Nov. 1981 in Rockport, Aransas Co., TX.  He m(1) Octavia Josephine O’Neal on 27 Sept. 1909 and had 4 children with her, but no children by his second marriage.  Amanda and Robert were in the 1940 census for Madison Co., TX, with his son Arvil.

+23.   Benjamin Franklin Sims, b. 17 July 1890, m(1) Leora Kyle, 13 April 1913, m(2) Lucile Williams, 1926, d. 3 Feb. 1971.

    24.   Rilla Adell Sims, b. 9 March 1892, m. B. C. Parmer, 5 June 1918 (Belton, Bell Co., TX), d. 10 April 1972 (Belton, Bell Co., TX).  He was b. 1887, and d. 28 Oct. 1955 in Belton, TX.

+25.   Lee Roy Sims, b. 1 Dec. 1893, m. Maggie Lillian Kerley, 1 Sept. 1916, d. 17 Jan. 1973.

+26.   Goldie Estell Sims, b. 6 Jan. 1897, m. Howard Kelly, 3 May 1917, d. 10 July 1979.

+27.   Lue Rena Sims, b. 7 March 1900, m. Jesse Levi Griffin, 29 April 1917, d. 10 July 1972.

+28.   Vada Clestia Sims, b. 5 April 1902, m. Clarence Alvin Reed, 17 March 1923, d. 2 July 1990.

    29.   infant, b. and d. c. 1904.

+30.   Ada Ione Sims, b. 28 Oct. 1904, m. Allen Dewey Reed, 28 Sept. 1920, d. 26 Jan. 1990.

+31.   Nola Bell Sims, b. 9 Aug. 1908, m(1) William Law, 1926, m(2) Lonnie Ford, m(3) Charles Arnold, d. 25 Feb. 2002.

 

Alice Althia Graves (9) was born 27 Jan. 1867 in Sparta, TX, died 25 June 1948 in Galveston, Galveston Co., TX, and was buried at the Angleton Cem., Lot 4, Block 27, Section 5-1/4, Houston, TX.  She married Jesse B. Sutton on 11 Jan. 1886 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  He was born 3 Dec. 1866 in Nolanville, Bell Co., TX, and died 18 Sept. 1928 in Bell Co., TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Sutton

    32.   Bessie Leona Sutton, b. 17 Nov. 1887 (Lilac, San Gabriel, Milam Co., TX).

    33.   Ira Ethel Sutton, b. 7 Sept. 1891.

    34.   Montie Cummings Sutton, b. 25 Jan. 1897.

    35.   Harvey Louis Sutton, b. 10 Dec. 1901.

 

Ellen Josephine Graves (10) was born 19 Nov. 1868 (or 1869[2]) in Montgomery, Grimes Co., TX, died 24 April 1941 in Waco, McLennan Co., TX, and was buried in Flint Creek Cem., The Grove, Coryell Co., TX.  She married George Washington Cox on 23 Feb. 1884 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  He was born 28 Jan. 1855 in Serepta, Calhoun Co., MS, and died 18 Sept. 1929 in Temple, Bell Co., TX.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Justice Precinct, Bell Co., TX and the 1910 census in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX; their children were born in TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Cox

    36.   Willie Washington Cox, b. Jan. 1885.

    37.   Ida Lois Cox, b. Sept. 1886.

    38.   Jimmie Lee Cox, b. 1889.

    39.   Ira Newton Cox, b. April 1891.

    40.   Ethel Gertrude Cox, b. Nov. 1893.

    41.   Charles Hamilton Cox, b. Nov. 1895.

    42.   Lena Ellen Cox, b. March 1897.

    43.   Lora Juanita Cox, b. 1899.

    44.   Thelma Myrtle Cox, b. 1901.

    45.   Thomas Leford Cox, b. 1903.

    46.   Opal McCoy Cox, b. 1905.

 

Charles (“Charley” or “Charlie”) William Graves (13) was born 11 April 1874 in Bell Co., TX (or possibly Montgomery Co., TX), died 7 April 1966 in Winters, Runnels Co., TX, and was buried in Northview Cem., Winters.  He first married Mary Mahala (“Hallie”) Eakin, daughter of George Madison Eakin and Sarah Louise Owens, on 16 May 1894 in Bell Co., TX.  She was born 4 Dec. 1874 in TX, died in Oct. 1918 in Winters, Runnels Co., TX, and was buried in Northview Cem., Winters.  His first 6 children were born in Brookhaven, Bell Co., TX, and the sixth one in Norton, Runnels Co., TX.

He married second Ora Belle McGlothlin about 1921 in Rising Star, TX.  She was born 22 Jan. 1903 in TX, and died 17 April 1992 in Parker Co., TX.  This family was on the 1930 census in Rotan, Fisher Co., TX.  All their children were born in TX.  He married third Mattie Scoggins on 12 July 1949 in Killeen, TX.  (R‑2, R‑4)

Children - Graves, by Mary M. Eakin

+47.   Jesse Madison Graves, b. 14 Aug. 1895, m. Jenny ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1 April 1963.

+48.   Lydia Augusta Graves, b. 4 Aug. 1897, m. Fred Wearden, Aug. 1917, d. 22 Feb. 1988.

    49.   Ellie Gertrude Graves, b. Nov. 1899, m(1) George Fleming, 1917, m(2) Leonard Walker, d. 31 July 1988.

+50.   Hugh Washington Graves, b. 21 Nov. 1900, m. Eva A. Henry, 20 Feb. 1921, d. 26 July 1922.

+51.   Bessie Louise Graves, b. 15 Aug. 1902, m. Robert Wearden, 6 Feb. 1921, d. 3 March 1988.

+52.   Odis Charles Graves, b. 28 May 1905, m. Nina Nelson, c. 1923, d. April 1946.

+53.   Paul Hudson Graves, b. 8 Sept. 1909, m. Rose Catherine Smith, d. April 1973.

Children - Graves, by Ora B. McGlothlin

+54.   Charles William Graves, Jr., b. 27 June 1922, m. Creta W. Dunn, d. 25 May 2011.

    55.   Harry Lynn Graves, b.c. 1930.

    56.   Bessie Lucille Graves, b.c. 1925, m. Jack Ragland.

    57.   Juakana Graves, b. 13 July 1933 (Callahan Co., TX), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Rowen.

    58.   Roy Allen Graves, b. 8 Oct. 1935 (or 9 Oct. 1936) (Eastland Co., TX), d. 15 June 1948 (Baird, Callahan Co., TX).

 

Mary Elizabeth Graves (14) was born 5 March 1876 in Bell Co., TX, and died 14 Feb. 1947 in Waco, Mexia Co., TX.  She married James Thomas Sellers on 15 Feb. 1891 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  He was born in April 1857, and died in Waco, McLennan Co., TX.  They were in the 1900 census for Bell Co., TX.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Sellers

    59.   child, died in infancy.

    60.   Effie Sellers, b. June 1893.

    61.   Johnnie Sellers, b. Feb. 1895.

    62.   child, died in infancy.

    63.   I. D. Sellers, b. June 1899.

 

Ira Edgar Graves (16) was born 25 Dec. 1881 (or 1880) in Sparta, Bell Co., TX, died 17 Sept. 1947 (or 14 June 1948) in Brownwood, Brown Co., TX, and was buried 15 June 1948 in Rest Haven Cem., Belton, Bell Co., TX.  He married Susan Lucretia (“Susie”) Gabriel Morgan, daughter of William L. Morgan and Georgia Ann Spruell, on 8 July 1897 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  She was born 6 Jan. 1881 (or 5 Jan. 1882) in St. Clair, AL, died 18 March 1974 in Santa Anna, Coleman Co., TX, and was buried 27 March 1974 in Rest Haven Cem.  (R‑2, R‑5)

Children - Graves

+64.   Maudie Irene Graves, b.c. 1900, m. Ruel Ray Tomlinson, d. 3 Oct. 1960.

+65.   Miram Clifton Graves, b. 16 Feb. 1902, m. Goldie Greenleaf Dodson, 18 Jan. 1921, d. 14 Oct. 1980.

    66.   Dallas Boyd Graves, b. 16 Nov. 1903 (Aquilla, Hill Co., TX), m. Anna ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 11 April 1983 (Dallas, Dallas Co., TX). She was b. 11 Feb. 1891 in Austria, and d. 20 Aug. 1985 in Dallas, TX.  This was apparently her second marriage, since she had a son, Cecil Parkinson, b.c. 1911. 

    67.   Harvey Edgar Graves, b. 28 Jan. 1905 (TX), m. Sallie Myrtle Stella Allison, d. 13 June 1989 (Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX).  She was b.c. 1904 in AR.

    68.   infant boy, b. 16 Dec. 1907 (Sparta, TX).

+69.   Mary Magdeline Graves, b. 29 Aug. 1909, m. Lionel Elmer Dilley, d. 30 Aug. 1993.

    70.   Houston Graves, b. 1912, died in infancy.

+71.   Susie May Graves, b. 21 May 1914, m(1) Tommie Alford Kinsey, 1 Sept. 1928, m(2) L. D. Richardson, 1945, m(3) John Gowin, 1953, d. 18 Nov. 1969.

    72.   Velma Lorene Graves, b. 27 Jan. 1916 (Belton, Bell Co., TX), m. Wayne Lorenzo Owens, 11 April 1931 (Bell Co., TX), d. 19 Sept. 2006 (Troy, Bell, TX).  He was b. 9 Jan. 1910, d. 29 April 1986 (Pendleton, Bell Co., TX).  4 children.

    73.   Henry Grady Graves, b. 1918.

    74.   Myrtle Horton Graves, b. 1919.

+75.   Doyle William Graves, b. 23 April 1923, m. Ola Wanda Herring, d. 26 April 1997.

 

Nina Belle Graves (18), called Belle, was born 7 Oct. 1886 in Bell Co., TX, and died 7 April 1966 in Winters, Runnels Co., TX.  She married Walter Huling on 17 March 1901 in Bell Co., TX.  He was born about 1878 in TX.  They were in the 1920 census for Eastland Co., TX, with her widowed mother living with them.  They were in the 1940 census for Haskell, Haskell Co., TX, and had lived there in 1935 also.  All their children were born in TX.

Children - Huling

    76.   Lonnie (or Jack) Huling, b.c. 1902.

    77.   Roy Huling, b.c. 1906.

    78.   Evelin Huling, b.c. 1917.

    79.   Claine (or Clair) Huling (son), b.c. 1920.

    80.   John Huling, b.c. 1923.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF MELISSA J. GRAVES (8) AND BENJAMIN F. SIMS

Nettie Sims (20) was born 23 Feb. 1887 in Bell Co., TX, and died 30 June 1988 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  She married J. Lee Smith on 25 Aug. 1902 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  He was born 18 Feb. 1869 in Lamar Co., AL, and died 19 March 1949 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  They and their 3 children were all listed in the 1920 census for Precinct 7, Bell Co., TX.  All their children were born in Belton, TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Smith

    81.   Wilbur Smith, b.c. 1904, m. Bertha Light.  1 child.

+82.   Wayman Smith, b. 28 Aug. 1906, m. Ruby Mann, d. 21 Dec. 1993.

    83.   Hollis Smith, b. 14 July 1908, m. Ruby Bookins, d. July 1980 (Temple, Bell Co., TX).  1 child.

 

Jesse Preston Sims (21) was born 7 Aug. 1888 in Bell Co., TX, died 30 May 1958 in Nolanville, Bell Co., TX, and was buried in Killeen City Cem., Killeen, Bell Co., TX[3].  He first married Minnie Mae Spurlin (or Spurling), daughter of William H. Spurlin and Melissa Brookshire, in 1904 in Belton, TX.  She was born 4 June 1889 in TX, and died 30 Nov. 1973 in Roswell, Chaves Co., NM.  They divorced.  Minnie married second James Edward Davis, but she married him before the divorce was final, and they went to jail for bigamy.  Jesse married second Dora Jane Bruton, daughter of William Barton Bruton and Nancy McLendon, about 1911.  She was born 1 May 1886 in Coryell Co., TX, died 25 April 1973 in Belton, TX, and was also buried in Killeen City Cem.[4].  Jesse may have been named Jesse James Preston Sims, since his second family called him James.  He and Dora were listed in the 1920 census for Precinct 7, Bell Co., TX, with children Della, Angie and Vella.  They were also recorded on the 1930 census in Precinct 7, Bell Co., TX.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Sims, by Minnie M. Spurlin

+84.   Vella Lee Sims, b.c. 1907, m. Milton Meador Taylor, c. 1921, d. 1925.

    85.   Amanda Sims, b.c. 1909.

    86.   Sherman F. Sims, b. 12 Sept. 1910, m. Ruby Martha Francques, d. May 1982 (Roswell, NM).  1 child.

Children - Sims, by Dora J. Bruton

    87.   Adell Sims, b.c. 1915, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Morisset.

    88.   Angie Sims, b.c. 1917.

    89.   Verta Vella Sims, b. 10 Sept. 1918.

    90.   Sherman Charles Sims, m. Jane ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  1 child.

    91.   Lester Eugene Sims, b. 31 Aug. 1920 (Bell Co., TX), d. 19 March 1988 (Belton, TX).

    92.   Otha E. Sims, b. 1 Jan. 1922, d. 17 Sept. 1943.  Bur. Killeen City Cem.

    93.   Lena Adell Sims, b.c. 1924, m. Louis Morisset.

 

Benjamin Franklin Sims (23) was born 17 July 1890 in Bell Co., TX, and died 3 Feb. 1971.  He first married Leora Kyle on 13 April 1913 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  She was born 24 April 1896, died 14 June 1924 in Bell Co., TX, and was buried in Rest Haven Cem., Belton, TX.  He married second Lucile Williams in 1926 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Sims, by Leora Kyle

    94.   H. L. Sims

 

Lee Roy Sims (25) was born 1 Dec. 1893 in Bell Co., TX, and died 17 Jan. 1973 in Muleshoe, Bailey Co., TX.  He married Maggie Lillian Kerley on 1 Sept. 1916 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  She was born about 1897 in TX.  They were in the 1930 census for Bailey Co., TX.  Both their children were born in TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Sims

    95.   Edith Sims, b.c. 1919.

    96.   Oran Sims, b.c. 1924.

 

Goldie Estell Sims (26) was born 6 Jan. 1897 in Bell Co., TX, and died 10 July 1979 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  She married Howard Kelly on 3 May 1917 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  He was born 14 Aug. 1897 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Kelly

    97.   Clara Morine Kelly, b. 1923, m. T. M. Gallheair.  2 children.

    98.   Howard Kelly, b. 1927, m. Elizabeth Britton.  3 children.

 

Lue Rena Sims (27) was born 7 March 1900 in Bell Co., TX, and died 10 July 1972.  She married Jesse Levi Griffin on 29 April 1917.  He was born 11 Oct. 1895 and died 22 Dec. 1963.  All their children were born in Bell Co., TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Griffin

    99.   Jesse Pearl Griffin, b. 31 Aug. 1917.

    100.    Geneva Jane Griffin, b. 21 June 1920, m(1) Glen Warren Ingersoll, m(2) Ralph Bondurant, 19 July 1935 (TX), m(3) Clayborn D. Honeycutt, 1949 (TX).  Clayborn was b. 21 Nov. 1916.  1 child by Honeycutt.

    101.    Juanita Griffin, b. 23 Feb. 1923, m. Claude Duncan, 28 Nov. 1937 (Bell Co., TX).  He was b. 22 Feb. 1917 in Okay, Bell Co., TX, and d. 31 Jan. 1991 in Brookhaven, Bell Co., TX.  1 child.

    102.    Weldon Levi Griffin, b. 5 April 1925, m. Martha Marie Billeck, 8 Oct. 1946 (Temple, TX).  She was b. 13 April 1925 in Williamson, TX.  3 children.

    103.    Louis William Griffin, b. 20 May 1927, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Howard.

    104.    Odessal Griffin, b. 26 July 1929.

    105.    child

 

Vada Clestia Sims (28) was born 5 April 1902 in Bell Co., TX, and died 2 July 1990 in Rogers, Bell Co., TX.  She married Clarence Alvin Reed on 17 March 1923.  He was born 28 Feb. 1894 in AR, and died 7 Jan. 1958.  They were in the 1930 and 1940 censuses for Bell Co., TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Reed

    106.    Benjamin (“Bennie”) Clarence Reed, b.c. 1934 (TX).

 

Ada Ione (“Onie” or “Ionie”) Sims (30) was born 28 Oct. 1904 in Bell Co., TX, and died 26 Jan. 1990 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  She married Allen Dewey Reed, called Dewey, on 28 Sept. 1920 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  He was born 24 April 1898 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  They were in the 1930 and 1940 censuses for Amarillo, Potter Co., TX, with only one child in each census, Daisy Dean Reed, born about 1923.  Perhaps Elsie was the same as Daisy, and the other 2 children died young..  (R‑2)

Children - Reed

    107.    Benjamin Cicile Reed

    108.    Elsie Reed, b. 8 Dec. 1923.

    109.    Alam Reed

 

Nola Bell Sims (31) was born 9 Aug. 1908 in Belton, Bell Co., TX, and died 25 Feb. 2002 in Itasca, Hill Co., TX.  She first married William Law in 1926 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  She married second Lonnie Ford.  She married third Charles Arnold.  (R‑2)

Children - Law

    110.    Roswell Law

 

CHILDREN OF CHARLES W. GRAVES (13)

Jesse Madison Graves (47) was born 14 Aug. 1895 in Brookhaven, Bell Co., TX, died 1 April 1963 in Temple, Bell Co., TX[5], and was buried in Winters, Runnels Co., TX.  He married Jenny ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Eastland Co., TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    111.    Daisey Marie Graves, b.c. 1921 (TX).

 

Lydia Augusta Graves (48) was born 4 Aug. 1897 in Brookhaven, Bell Co., TX, and died 22 Feb. 1988 in Killeen, Bell Co., TX.  She married William Fred Wearden in Aug. 1917.  He was born 6 Nov. 1992 in Bell Co., TX, and died 1 Nov. 1951 in Taylor Co., TX, and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Killeen, TX.  This family was recorded on the 1930 census in Precinct 5, Runnels Co., TX; their children were born in TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Wearden

    112.    Charles W. Wearden, b.c. 1920.

    113.    Juanita F. Wearden, b.c. 1923, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Taylor.

    114.    R. D. Wearden, b.c. 1929.

 

Hugh Washington Graves (50) was born 21 Nov. 1900 in Brookhaven, Bell Co., TX, and died 26 July 1922 in Rising Star, Eastland Co., TX.  He married Eva A. Henry on 20 Feb. 1921 in Brown Co., TX.  She was born in 1900.  (R‑2, R‑4)

Children - Graves

    115.    Hugh Henry Graves, b. 28 June 1922 (Rising Star, TX), d. 11 April 1995.

 

Bessie Louise Graves (51) was born 15 Aug. 1902 in Brookhaven, Bell Co., TX, and died 3 March 1988 in Killeen, Bell Co., TX.  She married Robert Wearden on 6 Feb. 1921.  He was born 4 Dec. 1895 in TX, and died 19 Oct. 1962 in Killeen, TX.  They were in the 1940 census for Bell Co., TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Wearden

    116.    Hallie Mae Wearden, b.c. 1923 (TX).

    117.    Bobby Jo Wearden, b.c. 1931 (TX).

 

Odis Charles Graves (52), called O.C., was born 28 May 1905 in Brookhaven, Bell Co., TX, and died in April 1946 in Odessa, Ector Co., TX.  He married Nina Nelson about 1923.  She was born about 1905 in TX.  They were in the 1930 census for Brown Co., TX.  They were in the 1940 census for Houston, Harris Co., TX, when he was a machinist in the oil industry.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+118.    Dorman Dee Graves, b. 25 July 1924, m. Nora Faye Long, 1 June 1962, d. 17 May 2005.

    119.    Bettie Joe Graves, b.c. 1926.

    120.    Galland Graves, b.c. 1939.

 

Paul Hudson Graves (53) was born 8 Sept. 1909 in TX, died in April 1973 in Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX, and was buried in Odsessa, Ector Co., TX.  He married Rose Catherine Smith.  She was born about 1914 in OK.  They were in the 1940 census for Edwards Co., TX, with their son Philip.  According to R‑2, they had only one child.  Paul must have had a previous marriage about 1926, since he was living with his brother Odis in 1930, and listed as having married at age 17 and widowed by 1930.

Children - Graves

    121.    Philip Graves, b.c. 1935 (TX).

 

Charles William Graves, Jr. (54) was born 27 June 1922 in TX, and died 25 May 2011 in Gering, Scottsbluff Co., NE.  He married Creta W. Dunn.  She was born 6 Aug. 1922 in Sterling Co., CO, and died 22 Aug. 2014 in Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff Co., NE.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

    122.    Terri Graves (daughter)

 

CHILDREN OF IRA E. GRAVES (16) AND SUSAN L. G. MORGAN

Maudie Irene Graves (64) was born about 1900 in TX, and died 3 Oct. 1960 in Hood Co., TX.  She married Ruel Ray Tomlinson.  He was born 16 May 1900 in OK.  This family was recorded on the 1920 census in J. P. 2, Concho Co., TX and the 1930 census in Precinct 1, Kimble Co., TX; their children were born in TX.  (R‑2)

Children - Tomlinson

    123.    Irvin Tomlinson, b. 21 Sept. 1919.

    124.    Gerald Tomlinson, b.c. 1922.

    125.    Violet Maree Tomlinson, b. 15 Sept. 1927 (McCulloch Co., TX).

    126.    Lilly Belle Tomlinson, b. 1 Sept. 1929 (McCulloch Co., TX).

    127.    Dora Dean Tomlinson, b. 26 Nov. 1932 (Fisher Co., TX).

    128.    Betty Jean Tomlinson, b. 4 Oct. 1934 (Henderson Co., TX).

    129.    Emily Tomlinson, b. 7 Dec. 1941 (Hood Co., TX).

    130.    Thelma Tomlinson

 

Miram (or Marim or Myron) Clifton Graves (65), called Clifton or Cliff and believed by some to be named Clifton M. Graves, was born 15 Feb. 1902 in Hill Co., TX, and died 14 Oct. 1980 in Bangs, Brown Co., TX.  He married Goldie Greenleaf Dodson, daughter of Samuel Robert Dodson and Dallie (or Lottie or Dottie) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 18 Jan. 1921 in Concho Co., TX.  She was born 14 Jan. 1904 in OK, and died 28 Feb. 1983 in Brown Co., TX.  They were in the 1930 census for Brady, McCulloch Co., TX, with her family living with them.  They were in the 1940 census for Palo Pinto Co., TX.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑2, R‑5)

Children - Graves

    131.    Clyde Austin Graves, b.c. 1922.

+132.    Cloise Delton Graves, b. 1 July 1924, m(1) Betty Joan Ramsey, m(2) Jackie Marie Preston, m(3) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 16 Nov. 2011.

    133.    Harvey Edward Graves, not in 1940 census.

+134.    Clifton Ray Graves, b. 3 May 1926, m. Ada Elizabeth Cooley, d. 15 March 1998.

+135.    Daphne Nevada Graves, b. 6 March 1930, m. Joseph Daniel Bond, 21 March 1947, d. 15 Feb. 2000..

    136.    Ader Lee Graves, b.c. 1935.

    137.    Argie Nell Graves, b. 9 March 1937 (Belton, Bell Co., TX), m. Jerry Malone Mills, d. 28 April 2010 (Brownwood, Brown Co., TX).

    138.    Oleta Fay Graves, b.c. 1939.

    139.    Freada Mae Graves, b. 14 June 1942 (Brown Co., TX).

    140.    Peggie Jean Graves, b. 25 Oct. 1944 (Brown Co., TX).

 

Mary Magdeline (“Maggie”) Graves (69) was born 27 April 1907 in Sparta, Bell Co., TX, and died 30 Aug. 1993 in Wichita Ci,m TX.  She married Lionel Elmer Dilley.  He was born 27 March 1899 in Yazoo, Phoenix Co., MS, and died 13 March 1971 in Dallas, TX.  (R‑5)

Children - Dilley

    141.    Jerry Dale Dilley, b. 24 Nov. 1932 (Yazoo, Phoenix Co., MS), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 30 June 1951, d. 4 Nov. 1998 (Granbury, Hood Co., TX).  2 daughters.

    142.    Roger Dean Dilley, b. 5 Feb. 1935 (MS), m. Betty Earl Nunn, d. 8 Oct. 2013 (Tarrant Co., TX).  She was b. 27 Aug. 1933 in Dallas Co., TX, and d. 3 Feb. 2001 in Euless, Tarrant Co., TX.  3 sons and 2 dughters.

    143.    son

    144.    son

    145.    son

    146.    son

 

Susie May (or Mae) Graves (71) was born 21 May 1914 in Aquilla, Hill Co., TX, died 18 Nov. 1969 in Brownwood, Brown Co., TX, and was buried 21 Nov. 1969 in Greenleaf Cem., Brownwood, TX.   She first married Tommie Alford (or L.) Kinsey, son of Paul Kinsey and Nancy Danie Proctor, on 1 Sept. 1928 in Floresville, Wilson Co., TX.  Tommie was born 11 May 1909 in Austin, Travis Co., TX, and died 6 Dec. 1987 In Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX.

She married second L. D. Richardson in 1945 in Brownwood, TX.

She married third John Henry Gowin in 1954 in Brownwood, Brown Co., TX.  He was born 23 Aug. 1903 in Alba, Wood Co., TX, and died in Feb. 1969 in Brownwood, Brown Co., TX.

According to reference R‑2, Susie had 8 children by Kinsey, 3 by Richardson, and 3 by Gowin.  (R‑2, R‑5)

Children - Kinsey

    147.    Georgia May Kinsey, b. 14 Feb. 1930(Brady, McCulloch Co., TX), m. Charley Powell (“Smokey”) Mills, 21 Oct. 1947 (Brownwood, TX), d. 11 June 2010 (Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX).  4 daughters and 1 son.

    148.    Billie Fay Kinsey, b. 3 Nov. 1931 (Dallas, TX), m. Robert Earl Miller, 18 Dec. 1945 (Brownwood, TX), d. 5 Oct. 2009 (Houston, Harris Co., TX).  2 sons and 2 daughters.

    149.    Mary Frances Kinsey, b. 14 Feb. 1934 (San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX), m(1) Eual Leverne Harden, 24 Sept. 1949 (Seguin, TX), m(2) Edward Lloyd Beard, 15 March 1978 (Lehigh Acres, FL), d. 20 Mpv. 2012 (Okeechobee, Okeechobee Co., FL).  3 sons and 2 daughters by first marriage.

    150.    Paul Franklin (“Bud”) Kinsey, b. 23 March 1936 (San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 9 Oct. 2007 (Big Spring, Howard Co., TX).  2 sons.

    151.    Mildred Kinsey, b. 31 Aug. 1938 (Nemo, Hood Co., TX), m(1) Clifton Edward (“Popeye”) McPeak, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(3) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 10 June 2020 (Burbank, Los Angeles Co., CA).  1 son and 2 daughters by McPeak. 1 daughter by second marriage.  2 daughters and 1 son by third marriage.

    152.    Myrtle Roseland Kinsey, b. 23 June 1940 (Granbury, Hood Co., TX), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 18 Sept. 2020 (Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX). 4 daughters and 1 son.

    153.    son

    154.    daughter

Children - Richardson

    155.    son

    156.    son

    157.    daughter

Children - Gowin

    158.    daughter

    159.    son

    160.    daughter

 

Doyle (or Hoyle) William Graves (75) was born 23 April 1923 in TX, and died 26 April 1997 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.  He married Ola Wanda Herring.  She was born 11 April 1922 in Denton, Denton Co., TX, and died 4 July 2003 in Dallas, TX.  They were in the 1940 census for Hood Co., TX.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

    161.    Linda Doyline Graves, b. 26 May 1947 (Dallas, Dallas Co., TX), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 7 March 2012 (Dallas, TX).  1 daughter.

    162.    son

 

 

GENERATION 5

 

CHILDREN OF NETTIE SIMS (20) AND J. LEE SMITH

Wayman Smith (82) was born 28 Aug. 1906 and died 21 Dec. 1993, both in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  He married Ruby Mann.  (R‑2)

Children - Smith

    163.    Betty Sue Smith

    164.    Evelyn Joyce Smith, b. 14 Feb. 1936 (Bell Co., TX).

 

CHILDREN OF JESSE P. SIMS (21)

Vella Lee Sims (84) was born about 1907 in TX, died in 1925 in TX, and was buried in Westbrook Cem., Westbrook, Mitchell Co., TX.  She married Milton Meador Taylor, son of William C. Taylor and Cora Olivia Collier, about 1921.  He was born 13 Feb. 1901 in TX, died 19 March 1981 in Sweetwater, Nolan Co., TX, and was buried in Lorraine, TX (about 20 miles west of Sweetwater).  Vella died in childbirth with Minnie Marie, and they both died within a couple of days after Minnie was born.  (R‑1)

Children - Taylor

+165.    Goldie Olivia Taylor, b. 6 Sept. 1922, m. Alfred Clayton Davis, Oct. 1940, d. 1991.

    166.    Minnie Marie Taylor, b. 1925, d. 1925.

 

CHILDREN OF ODIS C. GRAVES (52) AND NINA NELSON

Dorman Dee Graves (118) was born 25 July 1924 in TX, and died 17 May 2005 in Missouri City, Fort Bend Co., TX.  He married Nora Faye Long on 1 June 1962 in Sacramento, CA.  She was born 17 May 1928 in Midland Co., TX, and died 20 Oct. 2010 in Brookshire, Waller Co., TX.  They divorced 16 Oct. 1997 in Coleman Co., TX[6].  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

    167.    daughter

 

CHILDREN OF M. CLIFTON GRAVES (65) AND GOLDIE G. DODSON

Cloise Delton Graves (131) was born 1 July 1924 in Granbury, Hood Co., TX, and died 16 Nov. 2011 in Payette, Payette Co., ID.  He first married Betty Joan Ramsey, daughter of Jim Ramsey and Inez LaVenia Cameron.  She was born 29 Oct. 1936 in Rockwood, Coleman Co., TX, and died 2 May 1989 in Brownwood, Brown Co., TX.  He married, probably as his second wife, Jackie Marie Preston.  He married third ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves, by Betty J. Ramsey

    168.    son

    169.    son

Children - Graves, by third wife

    170.    son

    171.    daughter

    172.    son

 

Clifton Ray Graves (134) was born 3 May 1926 in Hood Co., TX, and died 15 March 1998 in Temple, Bell Co., TX (or Brownwood, Brown Co., TX).  He married Ada Elizabeth Cooley.  She was born 20 Feb. 1931 in TX, and died 10 March 2001 in Clyde, Callahan Co., TX.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

    173.    Elmer Wendell Graves, b. 24 Aug. 1948 (Dallas, Dallas Co., TX), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 3 June 1972 (Brown Co., TX), d. 21 April 2008 (Brownwood, Brown Co., TX).

    174.    Larry James Graves, b. 17 April 1951 (Tarrabt Co., TX), d. 9 April 1956 (Colorado Springs, CO).

    175.    daughter

    176.    son

 

Daphne Nevada Graves (135) was born 6 March 1930 in Brady, McCulloch Co., TX, and died 15 Feb. 2000 in Melton-Freewater, Umatilla Co., OR.  She married Joseph Daniel Bond on 21 March 1947 in Lometa, Lampasas Co., TX.  He was born 1 Dec. 1926 in Brownwood, Brown Co., TX, and died 8 Jan. 1992 in Walla Walla, WA.  (R‑5)

Children - Bond

    177.    Jody Adois Bond (son), b. 12 Sept. 1947 (Brown Co., TX), d. 26 June 1983 (Douglas Co., OR).

    178.    Delton Lee Bond, b. 13 Feb. 1949 (Brownwood, Brown Co., TX), d. 14 May 1949 (Temple, Bell Co., TX).

    179.    daughter

    180.    daughter

    181.    son

    182.    son

 

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[1] According to the 1900 census for Bell Co., TX, he was born Sept. 1837.  Other information from R‑1 showed he was born about 1839, and the 1880 Bell Co., TX census shows him b.c. 1842 in OH, with both parents born in OH.

[2] The 1869 date is on her tombstone.

[3] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, certificate 31099, as posted on familysearch.com.

[4] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, certificate 34113, as posted on familysearch.com.

[5] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, certificate 21889, as posted on familysearch.com.

[6] Texas, Divorce Index, 1968-2011, Ancestry.com.