Rev. 4 June 2008, Gen. 18








Jonathan Greaves (1) was born about 1764, possibly in VA or NC, and died about 1821 in Lauderdale Co., Ala.  He married Elizabeth Dickson, daughter of General Joseph Dickson and Margaret McEwen, in 1789.  She was born 16 Nov. 1767 in N.C., and died 15 May 1846 in Lauderdale Co., Ala.

General Joseph Dickson was born in April 1745 in Chester Co., Pa., and died 14 April 1825 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tenn.  He was a general in the American Revolution, who served as a member of Congress in 1799-1801 from N.C., and who served in the Tennessee legislature after moving to that state.  He married Margaret McEwen in 1763 in Harrisburg, Pa.  She was born in 1741, and died 10 Nov. 1841 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Jonathan Greaves was Clerk of Courts in Lincoln Co., N.C.  Jonathan and Elizabeth moved in 1805 from Lincoln Co., N.C. to Rutherford Co., Tenn., settling near Salem. He owned more than 3,000 acres of land in Bedford Co., Tenn., where he settled before 1812.  They moved to Florence, Lauderdale Co., Ala. in 1817 or soon after that.

Two of the children of Jonathan Greaves are said to have married two of the children of Robert Smith (father of Virginia Smith).  However, the following list of the children of Robert Smith from Roster of the Tenn. Soc. NSDAR, 1960-1970, vol. 2, pp. 693-694, does not substantiate that claim: (1) John, b. 16 July 1776, m. Jane Carter Fariss, 13 Aug. 1797; (2) Elizabeth, m. Dr. William T. Henderson of Ky.; (3) Sophia, m. Dr. James L. Armstrong; (4) Virginia, m. Joseph Graves; (5) Henrietta, b. 5 March 1791, m. Burrell Featherstone; (6) Harriett, m. Archelous J. Johnson; (7) Susan, m. Henry A. Thompson; (8) Robert, m(1) Mary Marshall, m(2) Mrs. Cicily Morton Smith; (9) Mary, b. 1780, m. George Morris, 1798.

If this is correct, then who was the father of Thomas Jarrett Smith who married Margaret D. Greaves?  Was Thomas just left off the list of Robert's children?  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑3, R‑4, R‑5)

Children - Greaves

+2.  Mary Dickson Greaves, b.c. 1790, m. Isaac Holland, Jr., Sept. 1807, d. 28 Feb. 1809.

  3.  Adeline F. Greaves, b.c. 1791, never married, d. 1835 or 4 Aug. 1847 (Lauderdale Co., AL).  Her will was dated 8 Dec. 1849, Vincent M. Benhan, Administrator.  These dates don't make sense; the date of her will had to be before her death.

  4.  Elizabeth F. Greaves, m. William Mears Warner, 12 Sept. 1816 (Bedford Co., TN).

+5.  Margaret D. Greaves, b.c. 1794, m. Thomas Jarrett Smith, 18 July 1810, d. 1864.

+6.  Joseph Decatur Greaves, b. Feb. 1795, m. Virginia Smith, c. 1812.

  7.  Isabella M. Greaves, b. 2 Feb. 1795, m(1) Thomas ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Speckenager, m(3) Bennett Smith, d. after 6 Aug. 1847.

  8.  Martha Greaves, b. 1798, m. (Dr.) John Warner, d. before 1894 (Memphis, TN).  He was b.c. 1796 in TN.






Mary Dickson ("Polly") Greaves (2) was born about 1790 in Lincoln Co., NC, and died 28 Feb. 1809 in Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC.  She married Isaac Holland, Jr., in Sept. 1807 in Lincolntown, NC.  He was born 26 July 1781, and died 9 Aug. 1857 in Gaston Co., NC.  (R‑6)

Children - Holland

+9.  Eliza Greaves Holland, b. 1808, m. Burrell Featherston Wells, 8 Dec. 1829.


Margaret ("Peggy") D. Greaves (5) was born about 1794, and died in 1864 in Memphis, TN.  She married Thomas Jarrett Smith, son of Maj. Robert Smith, on 18 July 1810.  He was born about 1790 in Goochland Co., VA, and died 14 Jan. 1835 in Panter's Creek, 5 miles west of Murfreesboro, TN.  (R‑6)

Children - Smith

+10.  Thomas Washington Smith, m. Sarah Ivey.

+11.  Jonathon Greaves Smith, m. Jane E. Mayfield.

+12.  Sophia Smith, m. Elijah Goss, 12 April 1838.

+13.  Robert Armstrong Smith, b. 25 Aug. 1811, m. Amyra Owsley George, 1836, d. 1887.

  14.  Margaret Elizabeth Smith, m. Charles B. Goss.

+15.  Mary Elizabeth Smith, m. Robert S. George, d. 1850.


Joseph Decatur Greaves (6) may have been born in VA, or in Feb. 1795 in Lincoln Co., NC[1], and died after 1824 in Rutherford Co., TN.  He married Virginia Smith, daughter of Capt. (or Major) Robert Smith and Mary Jarratt.  Virginia was born about 1792 in Goochland Co., VA, and died in Rutherford Co., TN.

Robert Smith was born 18 June 1749 in Va., and died 30 Sept. 1822 in Rutherford Co., Tenn., son of Major Lawrence Smith.  He married Mary Jarratt on 11 Aug. 1774. She was born in 1755 in Va., and died 1835-37.

Joseph Decatur Greaves was apparently living in 1824, since one reference says: "Estate of Jonathan Greaves, dec'd, Lauderdale Co., Ala., on 13 Feb. 1824, Joseph D. Greaves 'presented an account which was rejected for want of testimony.'"  For whatever reason, the children listed below are said to have been reared by their paternal and maternal grandparents.  It may be that Joseph's wife, Virginia, died early.

Joseph was with his father in Bedford Co., Tenn. in 1812, but he was again a citizen of Rutherford Co., Tenn. in 1814.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑4, R‑6, R‑201)

Children - Greaves

  16.  Jonathan Greaves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Bedford.

+17.  Mary Eliza Greaves, b. 16 Jan. 1815, m. Joseph Watson, d. 29 Oct,. 1874.

+18.  Robert C. Greaves, b. 17 July 1817, m. Sophronia Ann King, 10 Feb. 1842, d. 4 Jan. 1882.

+19.  Lawrence Decatur Greaves, b. 21 Dec. 1820, m(1) Sarah E. Tate, 11 Aug. 1847, m(2) Mary Ann (Martin) Leroy, 10 Sept. 1856, m(3) Nancy Ann St. Clair, 8 Feb. 1862, d. 30 April 1900.






Eliza Greaves Holland (9) was born in 1808.  She married Burrell Featherston Wells on 8 Dec. 1829.  He was born 12 April 1802.  (R‑6)

Children - Wells

+20.  Abraham N. Wells, m(1) Mrs. Tipton, m(2) Dorcus Froneberger, m(3) Amanda Lineberger, m(4) Mrs. Burke.

  21.  Eli Wells

+22.  Eliza Jane Wells, m. Andrew Roseman.

  23.  Emily Wells



Thomas Washington Smith (10) married Sarah Ivey.  (R‑6)

Children - Smith

  24.  Thomas Washington Smith, Jr.


Jonathon Greaves Smith (11) married Jane E. Mayfield.  (R‑6)

Children - Smith

+25.  Mary Elizabeth Smith, m. Lawrence Epps.

  26.  Nannie Smith


Sophia Smith (12) married Elijah Goss on 12 April 1838.  (R‑6)

Children - Goss

  27.  son


Robert Armstrong Smith (13) was born 25 Aug. 1811 and died in 1887.  He married Amyra Owsley George, daughter of Robert George and Susannah Lacy, in 1836.  She was born 19 Sept. 1819 and died 6 Oct. 1883.  (R‑6)

Children - Smith

+28.  Susan Lacy Smith, b. 27 Jan. 1837, m. James Thomas Taylor, 15 Aug. 1855, d. 26 July 1909.

+29.  Robert George Smith, b. 18 Jan. 1839, m. Myra Anne Mitchell, 12 Dec. 1867, d. 23 May 1939.

  30.  Emily Smith, b. 1842.

  31.  Jonathon Greaves Smith, b. 1844.

+32.  Thomas Benton Smith, b. 1846, m. Harriet Sisk.

  33.  Mary Frances Smith, b. 1848.

+34.  William Hunter Smith, b. 20 Nov. 1850, m. Lucinda Adeline Witty.

+35.  Margaret Anne Smith, b. 1853, m. William R. Foster, 1 Dec. 1875, d. 24 May 1919.

+36.  Isabella Jane Smith, b. 13 Jan. 1856, m. John McCrary Brandon, 13 July 1871, d. 7 April 1938.

+37.  James Buchannon Smith, b. Nov. 1858, m. Malissa Clemmie Finley, 16 March 1884, d. Oct. 1921.

  38.  Franklin Pierce Smith

  39.  Sallie Forest Smith, m. Thomas Washington Smith.


Mary Elizabeth Smith (15) died in 1850.  She married Robert S. George.  He was born in 1828 and died in 1861.  (R‑6)

Children - George

+40.  Mary Susan George, b. 31 Dec. 1846, m. James Alexander Mitchell, d. Oct. 1877.



Mary Eliza Greaves (17) was born 16 Jan. 1815, and died 29 Oct. 1874 in Murfreesboro, TN.  She married Joseph Watson in Rutherford Co., TN.  She is also said to have married a Nelson.  According to R‑6, she married Joseph Watson Nelson.  He was born 1 Jan. 1803, and died 16 Dec. 1882 in Murfreesboro, TN.  Some of their descendants are believed to be still living in Rutherford Co.  (R‑6)

Children - Nelson

  41.  Elizabeth Isabells Nelson, b. 6 Jan. 1842, m. William E. Doty, d. 11 Nov. 1913 (Murfreesboro, TN).  He was b. 1811, and d. 1884 in Murfreesboro, TN.

  42.  William Lytle Nelson, b. 24 Nov. 1839, d. 13 Aug. 1859.

  43.  Joseph Greaves Nelson, b. 17 Sept. 1843, d. 29 Nov. 1892 (Murfreesboro, TN).

  44.  Robert Smith Nelson, b. 4 Sept. 1845, d. 5 July 1863.

+45.  Henry Jamison Nelson, b. 4 July 1847, m. Lillie Rogan, 17 Sept. 1878.

  46.  Virginia Nelson, b. 3 April 1849, d. 6 July 1849.

+47.  Anne Rebecca Nelson, b. 3 May 1851, m. Horace Keeble, 25 Oct. 1876, d. 23 Nov. 1907.

  48.  Matthew Nelson, b. 26 Jan. 1856, d. 11 April 1894.

  49.  Lorena Nelson, b. 24 May 1858, d. Murfreesboro, TN.


Robert C. Greaves (18) was born 17 July 1817 in Tenn., probably Rutherford Co., where both sets of his grandparents lived at the time, died 4 Jan. 1882 in Cumby, Hopkins Co., Texas, and was buried at Mt. Zion Cem. in Cumby.  According to The Smith-Jarratt Genealogy, his middle name was Smith.

Robert was an early settler of Hopkins Co., Texas. Not much is known about his early life.  Soon after he was born, his grandparents, Jonathan and Elizabeth Greaves, moved to Florence, Lauderdale Co., Ala.  His parents may have moved there too.  Both of his grandfathers died about 1821.

His mother probably died rather young, and he was reared by his grandmother in Florence.

According to his obituary in the Texas Christian Advocate, Robert Greaves felt called to preach while attending a revival meeting in Florence as a young man. He resisted the call, and "grew wicked" instead.  Perhaps this is why he moved to Texas.

Robert Greaves went to Texas while it was still the Republic of Texas in 1837.  He settled in Harrison Co., where he received a land grant certificate for 320 acres in 1840, when he was 23 years old.  He probably went to Texas with his brother, Decatur, who also received a land grant for 320 acres.  At this time Robert Greaves did not redeem his certificate to claim his land.

In June 1841, Robert Greaves joined the Texas Rangers, serving under Capt. J. D. Lilly.  He was stationed near Daingerfield.  In the same company were two brothers, John Norris King and Nathaniel King, sons of John and Martha King, who had moved to Tennessee from North Carolina, and then had come to Texas in the late 1830's. The King family lived on their land grant near Daingerfield.  Robert Greaves married Sophronia Ann King, sister of his two Ranger buddies, on 10 Feb. 1842.  She was born about 1824 in TN.[2]

John King is a fairly common name, and it has been difficult to trace his movements.  However, he seemed to travel with O. H. King, who later moved to Hunt Co.  It is not known what the relationship between these two men was; John King was 17 years older.  They could have been father-son, brothers, uncle-nephew, or cousins.  They were together in Henderson Co., Tenn. in 1830, and they traveled through Texas together.  O. H. King witnessed many of John King's legal papers.  About 1847 John King sold his land in Titus Co., and the Greaves and Kings moved to Hopkins Co.  John King bought land from Harmon Blackmon, and Robert Greaves redeemed his land grant certificate.  John King died in 1851, and Martha King continued paying taxes on the land for four more years.

The Greaves family continued living in Hopkins Co. except for a brief period of time around the Civil War, when they moved to Erath Co.  Robert's brother, Decatur, was living in West Texas at this time also.  Robert Greaves had yielded to the call to preach, and was listed on the 1860 Erath Co. census as a Methodist minister.  Robert and Sophronia Greaves were the parents of ten children, nine of whom lived to adulthood.

After a short time, the Greaves family moved back to Hopkins Co., where they remained for the rest of their lives.  Robert Greaves died in 1882 at the age of 65, and Sophronia King Greaves lived until she was past 90, and died 16 Nov. 1914.  She was buried beside her husband at Mt. Zion Cem., Cumby, Texas.  (Most of the preceding information is from material submitted by Cindy Stamps to the Hopkins Co. Gen. Soc. for a book they plan to publish in 1986.)

Living next door to the Robert Graves family in 1850, in household 164, p. 146, was Benjamin I. Grace (or Graves), 28, blacksmith, born TN, and Mary, age 24, b. AR, Matilda I., 5, b. AR, Louisa A., 3, b. TX, and Minta E., 1, b. TX.  Although it is likely that the name is Grace rather than Graves, it seems more than coincidence that he was living next to Robert, and it seems possible that Benjamin was a younger brother.  However, Benjamin and Mary were also in the 1880 census for Lavaca Co., TX, and the name was definitely Grace in that census.

The Robert C. Greaves family was listed (as Graves) in the 1850 and 1880 censuses for Hopkins Co., TX, and as Greaves in the 1860 census for Stephensville, Erath Co., TX (beat 3, p. 26).  The names of the children were all from the census records.  (R‑4, R‑9)


Children - Greaves

  50.  Martha Virginia (“Jenny”) Greaves, b. 17 March 1843, d. 31 March 1917 (Erath Co., TX).

  51.  Joseph Nat Greaves, b. 20 April 1845 (TX).  He served in the Confederate Cavalry, was taken prisoner, and died in Camp Butler (a Northern prison camp), Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL, as a POW in March 1863.

  52.  Nancy L. (or Julia Ann or Nancy Julia) Greaves[3], b. 15 Dec. 1847 (Black Jack Grove, Hopkins Co., TX), d. 17 May 1942 (Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX).

  53.  Mary Eliza Greaves, b. 13 March 1850[4] (Cumby, Hopkins Co., TX), d. 28 May 1927 (Soper, Choctaw Co., OK).

  54.  Lavina (or Lavinia) G. (“Sis”) Greaves, b. 18 June 1852 (Black Jack Grove, Hopkins Co., TX), d. 19 Oct. 1933 (Cumby, Hopkins Co., TX).

  55.  Robert Cimp (“Bud”) Greaves, b. 14 Nov. 1855, d. 15 Dec. 1937 (Greenville, Hunt Co., TX).

  56.  John M. (or Jonathan King) Greaves, b. 11 March 1858 (TX), d. 7 March 1867.

  57.  Edward (or Edwin Pendleton) Greaves, b. 8 Sept. 1860 (Erath Co., TX), d. 16 Nov. 1940 (Cumby, Hopkins Co., TX).

+58.  Sidney Decatur Greaves, b. 12 Feb. 1862, m. Ada Blanche Brewer, 21 May 1889, d. 13 March 1929.

  59.  Emoline (“Emma”) O. Greaves, b. 13 June 1865 (TX), d. after 1943 (Uvalde, Uvalde Co., TX).


Lawrence Decatur Greaves (19), apparently often referred to as Decatur, was born 21 Dec. 1820 in Franklin Co., Tenn. (or possibly Memphis, Shelby Co., Tenn.), died 30 April 1900, and was buried in Camp Colorado Cem., Coleman Co., Texas.

He first married Sarah E. Tate on 11 Aug. 1847.  She died in 1853 at Brenaham, Washington Co., Texas.  He secondly married Mary Ann (Martin) Leroy on 10 Sept. 1856.  She was born 1835 in NC, died 20 May 1861, and was buried in Camp Colorado Cem., TX..  He thirdly married Nancy Ann St. Clair on 8 Feb. 1862.  She was born 28 Feb. 1839 and died 24 June 1916.  Some of L. D.'s descendants kept the spelling Greaves and others changed it to Graves.

In a book, The First Settlers of Shelby and Harrison Co., Texas, 1838-40, by Gifford White, on pages 48 and 49, is a petition by 93 people of that area to establish a county.  No. 31 is a signature of R. C. Greaves, no. 32 is L. D. Greaves, no. 34 is John Graves.  On page 57 there are 6 names of men who were rejected on Certificates of Land Grants, rejected as fraudulent. Among them was Decatur Graves on 320 acres.  This was 20 April 1840, as part of a report by the "Traveling Board."

Decatur was listed in the 1850 census for Travis Co., TX, page 136, in the household of Thomas and Mary Tait, as Decater Graves, age 30, peddler, born AL, with Sarah E. Graves, 24, b. NC.  He was a soldier at Camp Colorado, having come there with the troops in 1857 as a guide.  He was the first County and District Clerk in Coleman Co. and the first elected Sheriff.  R‑200 writes: “He was a leader in making the county a safe place to live and raise a family.  He was a brave and honorable man.”

The following article titled One of the Old-Time Sentinels was written by Walter Woodard, Sr., the first County Attorney of Coleman Co., TX, and appeared in the Sheriff’s Association of Texas magazine:

“It has been more than fifty years since Coleman County was organized.  The first sherrif was L. D. Graves, who belonged to that frontier type that has never been surpassed.  He had many bad characters to deal with because the country west of him was all unorganized and criminals naturally hung along the fringe of civilization.

In those days the rough element resorted to booze and cards, and there were several places around town that were concentrating points for that element.  On one occasion Mr. Graves was handed papers for the arrest of a certain offender wanted in Brown County, and an investigation led to the conclusion that the party wanted was engaged at cards with a tough bunch in a certain log house that stood on Commercial Avenue.  He went to the place and demanded entrance but when the door opened the first thing or things that he could see were the barrels of a number of pistols that stuck out through the small space.

“Mr. Sheriff, you needn’t try to come in here to take anybody,” declared one of the men on the inside.

L. D. Graves was a cool man and he wasn’t afraid of anything in the world, and there was some surprise upon the part of bystanders when he went away.  His horse was hitched close by and he mounted the animal and rode off, as the gambler chuckled and got back around the table to continue their game.

“That isn’t a bit like L. D.,” spoke up a well known Coleman citizen.  “He should call for aid and storm the place.  It is a shame to permit a bunch of toughs to dictate the law.”

But the discussion didn’t last long.  In a few minutes Mr. Graves returned, and with a six-shooter in his hand he knocked on the door and demanded admission.  Some one opened the door and commenced remonstrating:  “It will be safer for you to go your way and leave us alone,” he said.

“Now, see here, fellows,” spoke the sheriff, in a tone that displayed no excitement whatever, “I have a warrant for the arrest of a man who is in that room.  The State of Texas is behind this warrant, and I am going to serve it within the next three minutes.  I’ve gone home and kissed the old lady and the children good-by.  I’m prepared to execute my duty and will do so.  Now open the door at once or I will kill the first man who offers any sort of resistance.”

There was something so cool and of such a determining nature in what Mr. Graves said that the door opened and the man sought was placed under arrest and held for the arrival of officers from Brown County.  He had been guilty of murder and had taken a chance at coming back into an organized county to do a little drinking and gaming, and was caught.

When L. D. Graves was laid to rest in a little cemetery in Coleman County, some of the best men the west ever knw were there.  He lived a clean, dispassionate life in the sight of God and his fellows, and he went away just like he had done everything else, coolly, calmly, and unafraid.  He just said “good-by” to his family as he always did when he went to arrest a bad prisoner, and slipped out, prepared to face all the consequences.”  (R‑1, R‑200)

Children - Greaves, by Sarah E. Tate

+60.  Jonathan Riley Greaves, b. 17 Oct. 1849, m. Elizabeth Hubbard, 6 Dec. 1870, d. 16 Sept. 1929.

+61.  William Eurastas Greaves, b. 24 Aug. 1851, m. Betty Narcissus King, 19 Aug. 1872, d. 15 Aug. 1919.

Children - Greaves, by Mary A. Leroy

+62.  Ellen Greaves, b. 16 June 1857, m. Frank LaCasse, 1874, d. 19 April 1932.

+63.  America Greaves, b. 31 Oct. 1859, m. James Knox Paulk, 18 Oct. 1877, d. 22 Jan. 1943.

+64.  Mary Martin Greaves, b. 8 Feb. 1861, m. James Buchanan Nabers, 8 Dec. 1879, d. 25 March 1946.

Children - Greaves, by Nancy Ann St. Clair

+65.  Robert Greaves, b. 9 June 1863, m. Nancy Rhoda Pruitt, 3 Jan. 1883, d. 11 April 1934.

+66.  Saphronia Isabella Greaves, b. 9 April 1864, m. George Kindred Elkins, 6 June 1883, d. 11 May 1931.

+67.  Nannie Greaves, b. 7 April 1867, married, d. 12 May 1961.

+68.  Lawrence Decatur Greaves, Jr., b. 2 Feb. 1871, m. Lou Alice Hedges, 5 May 1901, d. 22 Feb. 1952.

+69.  Jim Y. Greaves, b. 8 Oct. 1873, m. Lillian Cross, d. 8 Jan. 1948.

+70.  Samuel Luke Greaves, b. 14 Sept. 1878, m. Mabel Cross, d. 25 July 1938.

+71.  Hood Alexander Greaves, b. 8 April 1879, m. Lillie Jane Lobsten, 27 Dec. 1899, d. 12 Aug. 1962.

+72.  Coleman Kin Greaves, b. 14 Jan. 1883, m(1) Lillie Maggie McManus, 20 Dec. 1908, m(2) Annie Yancey, 24 Dec. 1952, d. 30 Dec. 1962.






Rev. Abraham N. Wells (20) first married Mrs. Tipton.  He married second Dorcus Froneberger.  He married third Amanda Lineberger.  He married fourth Mrs. Burke.  (R‑6)

Children - Wells, by Mrs. Tipton

  73.  Colan Wells

  74.  Emily Wells

Children - Wells, by Dorcus Froneberger

+75.  Anna Wells, m. R. F. Rankin.


Eliza Jane Wells (22) married Andrew Roseman.  (R‑6)

Children - Roseman

  76.  Lula Roseman, d. 1886.



Mary Elizabeth Smith (25) married Lawrence Epps, son of Cliff Moore Epps and Susie Buchanan.  He was born in Lincoln Co., TN.  They were both buried in Miller Cem., near Dennie, Rutherford Co., TN.  (R‑6)

Children - Epps

  77.  Katherine ("Katie") Epps

  78.  Ephie Greaves Epps, m. Merniva Jackson.

+79.  James Creighton Epps, m. Myra Ellington.

+80.  Charlie Lawrence Epps, m. Alice Smotherland.

+81.  Cliff Moore Epps, m. Susie Buchanan.



Susan Lacy Smith (28) was born 27 Jan. 1837, 5 miles west of Woodbury, TN, and died 26 July 1909.  She married James Thomas Taylor on 15 Aug. 1855.  He was born 10 April 1833 and died 29 July 1905.  They were both buried in Barton Cem., Cannon Co., TN.  (R‑6)

Children - Taylor

+82.  Joshua Barton Taylor, b. 23 May 1856, m. Mamie Leeman, 15 Feb. 1888, d. 9 Dec. 1912.

  83.  Prude J. Taylor, b. 14 April 1877, m. Edmind Fite, d. 7 Aug. 1935 (Lascassas, TN).  He was b. 27 Sept. 1865, and d. 24 June 1935 in Lascassas, TN.

  84.  Hattie Clark Taylor, b. 12 Oct. 1879, m. Houston C. Byrn, 30 Sept. 1914.

+85.  Mary Frances Taylor, b. 6 Sept. 1860, m. George Newton Becton, 3 Aug. 1880, d. 13 July 1930.

+86.  Robert Armstrong Taylor, b. 21 Feb. 1866, m. Mary Otha Taylor Carter, 16 April 1923, d. 16 April 1923.

  87.  Emily Taylor

  88.  Myra Taylor


Robert George Smith (29) was born 18 Jan. 1839 and died 23 May 1939.  He married Myra Anne Mitchell, daughter of Daniel West and Eleanor McGlocklin Mitchell, on 12 Dec. 1867.  She was born 29 April 1846 and died 3 May 1929.  (R‑6)

Children - Smith

+89.  Sallie Forrest Smith, b. 23 Sept. 1868, m. John Harris Smith, 18 Dec. 1889, d. 27 April 1922.

  90.  William Henter Smith, b. 23 Nov. 1870, d. 3 April 1893.

  91.  Mary Eleanor Smith, b. 23 Oct. 1872.

  92.  Myra Ada Smith, b. 12 Dec. 1875 (Franklin Co., TN).

+93.  Ida Lewis Smith, b. 8 Oct. 1877, m. Arrington S. Williams, 10 Oct. 1901.

  94.  Myrtle Smith, m. Seaborn McDonald Hunt.

+95.  Robert Edward Smith, b. 6 March 1883, m. Florence Bolen Dudley, 20 Dec. 1906, d. 1965.

  96.  Susan ("Susie") Isabella Smith, m. Armand Max Souby, 21 July 1915.  He was b. 23 March 1880 and d. 5 March 1922, son of Max Souby and Emma Lowry Rose.

  97.  Austin Wheeler Smith, b. 1885, m. Sina Clarissa Vaden, 19 April 1919.  She was b. 26 July 1893 and d. 14 Feb. 1936, dau. of Benjamin H. Vaden and Isabella Boze.


Thomas Benton Smith (32) was born in 1846 in Cannon Co., TN.  He married Harriet Sisk in Franklin Co., TN.  (R‑6)

Children - Smith

  98.  James Smith

  99.  Robert Smith


William Hunter Smith (34) was born 20 Nov. 1850.  He married Lucinda Adeline Witty.  She was born 19 June 1853 and died 14 Nov. 1922.  (R‑6)

Children - Smith

+100.  Robert Lee Smith, b. Jan. 1870, m. Allie Parker, d. Aug. 1913.

+101.  Mary L. Smith, m. Henry Barnette.

  102.  Lizzie Mae Smith, b. 11 May 1885, m. James Thomas Smith, 13 Dec. 1908, d. 14 Oct. 1938.  He was b. 11 March 1885.

  103.  Bonnie George Smith, b. Dec. 1894, m. Earl Webster, Nov. 1922.


Margaret Anne Smith (35) was born in 1853, 5 miles west of Woodbury, TN, and died 24 May 1919.  She married William R. Foster on 1 Dec. 1875.  He was born in 1853 and died 5 March 1926.  (R‑6)

Children - Foster

  104.  Robert Foster, b. 26 Nov. 1875, d. 11 March 1914.

+105.  Samuel Foster, b. 12 Feb. 1877, m(1) Stella Smith, m(2) Ludie Cooper.

+106.  James Curlee Foster, b. 6 June 1883, m. Nannie Rose Duke, 20 Oct. 1903.


Isabella Jane Smith (36) was born 13 Jan. 1856, 5 miles west of Woodbury, TN, and died 7 April 1938.  She married John McCrary Brandon on 13 July 1871.  He was born 24 Jan. 1849 and died 11 Nov. 1921.  (R‑6)

Children - Brandon

+107.  Norah Ann Brandon, m. William Thomas Jamison, 17 April 1907.

+108.  John Ellis Brandon, m. Isabella McGlocklin Thom, 16 Sept. 1907.

+109.  Robert Hall Brandon, m. Jimmie Curlee, 7 Oct. 1904.

+110.  Margaret Susan Brandon, m. Samuel Philpot Hayes, 8 Dec. 1908.

+111.  Sarah Emelyne Brandon, b. Nov. 1881, m. Joseph Burton Knox, 8 Nov. 1902, d. 2 April 1908.

  112.  Mary Ally Brandon, m. John Madison Reed, 2 July 1909.

  113.  Vance Mitchell Brandon, m. Olene Ivie.

  114.  Maude Brandon

  115.  Claudie Myrtle Brandon, b. July 1893, m. Bragg Reed, d. 23 Feb. 1933.

  116.  Lillard Knox Brandon, m. Lillian Forrester, 10 Aug. 1923.


James Buchannon Smith (37) was born in Nov. 1858 and died in Oct. 1921, both in Cannon Co., TN.  He married Malissa Clemmie Finley on 16 March 1884.  She was born 2 Aug. 1862, and died 6 Nov. 1887 in Cannon Co., TN.  (R‑6)

Children - Smith

  117.  James Thomas ("Tip") Smith, b. March 1885, m. Lizzie Mae Smith.  She was b. May 1885 and d. 1938.

+118.  Henry Hern Smith, b. Aug. 1886, m. Margaret Reed, Dec. 1905.



Mary Susan George (40) was born 31 Dec. 1846 and died in Oct. 1877.  She married James Alexander Mitchell.  He was born 23 July 1842 and died 7 July 1892.  (R‑6)

Children - Mitchell

  119.  Robert Daniel Mitchell, b. 7 Sept. 1876, d. 2 Aug. 1888.

+120.  Octavia LaVert Mitchell, b. 6 Sept. 1869, m. William Jamison, 19 Aug. 1887, d. 27 Aug. 1888.

  121.  Emily Lillie Mitchell, b. 14 July 1871, d. 8 Sept. 1871.

  122.  Lawton Lacy Mitchell, b. 14 July 1872, m(1) Lizzie Bell Stubbs, m(2) Mae Matthews, 31 July 1936.

  123.  Lavator Lee Mitchell, b. 21 April 1874, d. 25 May 1898.



Henry Jamison Nelson (45) was born 4 July 1847, and died in Rogersville, TN.  He married Lillie Rogan on 17 Sept. 1878.  She was born 24 July 1847, and died 21 April 1915 in Rogersville, TN.  (R‑6)

Children - Nelson

+124.  Margaret McKenney Nelson, m. Leon Andrews Neal, 24 April 1907.

+125.  Mary Bell Nelson, b. 1 April 1885, m. Fredrick Bates, d. 21 Dec. 1910.

  126.  Henry Jamison Nelson, Jr., b. 9 April 1882.

  127.  John McKenney Nelson, b. 3 Dec. 1888, d. Murfreesboro, TN.


Anne Rebecca Nelson (47) was born 3 May 1851, and died 23 Nov. 1907 in Murfreesboro, TN.  She married Horace Keeble on 25 Oct. 1876.  He was born 23 Aug. 1848, and died 15 March 1919 in Murfreesboro, TN.  They were in the 1900 census for Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN, living with his parents.  They were in the 1910 census for Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN.  He was a druggist.  All their children were born in TN, probably Murfreesboro.  (R‑6)

Children - Keeble

  128.  Curruan Greaves Keeble, b. 15 Sept. 1877[5], m. Mary Grimes Cowper.

  129.  Mary Nelson Keeble, b. July 1879.

+130.  Lyda Doty Nelson Keeble, b. 31 Jan. 1882, m. James H. Clayton, Jr., c. 1904.

  131.  Laura Keeble, b. 9 July 1886.



Sidney Decatur Greaves (58) was born 12 Feb. 1862 in Stephenville, Erath Co., TX, and died 13 March 1929 in Cumby, Hopkins Co., TX.  He married Ada Blanche Brewer.  She was born 4 Jan. 1871 and died 28 Sept. 1950, both in Cumby, Hopkins Co., TX.  They were in the 1920 census for Precinct 4, ED 72, Hopkins Co., TX, page 6A, with Sidney listed as Sid D., age 56, wife Ada, 43, and children Sidney, Lottie and Jack.  All their children were born in Cumby, TX.

His obituary in the Hopkins County Echo, Friday, March 15, 1929: S. D. Greaves died at the family residence in Cumby Tuesday night after a lingering illness.  He was about 70 years old and had lived most of his life in that town.  He had been actively interested in the banking business of Cumby and a stockholder in the City National Bank of Sulphur Springs for the past thirty years.  He had other large business in the county and elsewhere.  He is survived by his wife and three sons, Ashley Greaves of Hermleigh; S. D. Greaves, Jr., Dallas; and Jack Greaves, Cumby.  Funeral and burial will take place at Cumby.  (R‑7, R‑9)

Children - Greaves

+132.  Robert Ashley Greaves, b. 1 April 1890, m. Maude Irene Ward, 25 Nov. 1911, d. 5 May 1958.

  133.  Harry Millington Greaves, b. 10 June 1894, d. 10 June 1914 (Cumby, Hopkins Co., TX).  His obituary stated: Harry Millington Greaves died of typhoid at the family residence in Cumby July 10 (sic) 1914 after seventeen days of suffering.  Funeral services were held at the home, conducted by Bro. Rea.  Burial was made at the Cumby cemetery.  He was born June 10, 1894.

+134.  Sidney Decatur Greaves, Jr., b. 13 July 1900, m. Rubye Dorothy Whale, 28 Aug. 1922, d. 26 Oct. 1989.

  135.  Lottie Lucille Greaves, b. 22 Nov. 1907, d. 5 May 1923 (Cumby, Hopkins Co., TX).

+136.  Jack Brewer Greaves, b. 11 Sept. 1911, m. Juanita Pender Wright, d. 22 Feb. 1988.



John (or Jonathan or Johnny) Riley Greaves (60) was born 17 Oct. 1849 in Bastrop Co., TX, and died 16 Sept. 1929.  He married Elizabeth Hubbard, daughter of M. Hubbard and Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑ from TN and GA, on 6 Dec. 1870.  She was born 18 Jan. 1855 in MS, and died 14 July 1932.  They were both buried in the International Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Cem., San Saba, TX.  Reportedly, when his mother died, Johnny, age 4, and his brother William, age 2, went to live with their Aunt Maggie.  When they were old enough to go to school the other children told them they were spelling their last name wrong.  They changed the name to Graves from that point on.

John’s obituary stated: “He lived his entire life on the Frontier of Texas and knew nearly all of the old time frontier characters.  He went up the trail several times in the old days of the cattle kings of the state.  For many years he was engaged in the ranching business in this county.  In later life he moved to town and made this his home.”  (R‑200)

Children - Graves

+137.  Dea Graves, b. 1872, m. Sophie Brown, 13 Aug. 1895, d. 12 Aug. 1942.

+138.  Margaret Graves, b. 1874, m. A. Rice Dockray, 5 Sept. 1894, d. 1948.

+139.  Effie Graves, b. 20 Dec. 1875, m. Arthur P. Fagg, 21 June 1896, d. 15 April 1960.

+140.  Joe Graves, b. 21 April 1881, m. Caroline Elizabeth Lockabay, 28 Jan. 1911, d. 1963.

+141.  Peter Graves, b. 14 Nov. 1886, m. Lota Ada Williams, 10 Sept. 1906, d. 15 July 1940.

  142.  John Riley ("Johnny") Graves, Jr., b. 1 April 1887, m. Lucille ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 12 May 1967.  Bur. Junction, TX.  Served as private in U.S. Army, World War I.  Lived in Goldwaite, TX.  No children.


William Eurastas Greaves (61) was born 24 Aug. 1851 in Bastrop Co., TX, and died 15 Aug. 1919.  He married Betty Narcissus King, daughter of William King and Narcissus Kelley, on 19 Aug. 1872 in San Saba Co., TX.  She was born 2 Feb. 1855 in Harrisburg Parish, LA, and died 16 Jan. 1941.  They were both buried in I.O.O.F. Cem., San Saba, TX.  According to her obituary, at the time of her death in 1941, Betty left 25 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.  Her funeral was conducted by Rev. W. L. White. a minister of the Methodist Church of which she was a member.  (R‑200)

Children - Graves

+143.  Lellia Arbell Graves, b. 11 June 1873, m. Watson Thornwell Colburn, 9 Feb. 1893, d. 23 May 1945.

+144.  Katie Dora Graves, b. 13 Jan. 1875, m. Charley Colton Hartley, 22 Dec. 1895, d. 20 May 1960.

  145.  William Decatur Graves, b. 18 Nov. 1878, never married, d. 2 June 1900.  Killed by bandits on Rio Grande River.  Bur. Van Horn, TX.

+146.  Robert Roy Graves, b. 8 June 1881, m. Elma B. Hoover, 22 May 1904, d. 14 March 1950.

+147.  James Newell Graves, b. 26 Sept. 1886, m. Belle Henderson, 16 Dec. 1906, d. 28 Oct. 1963.

+148.  Bettie May (or Mae) Graves, b. 5 May 1889, m(1) George Ivan Watkins, 31 Dec. 1908, m(2) Albert Andrew Jones, 10 Sept. 1968, d. 31 Jan. 1974.

+149.  John Watson Graves, b. 12 May 1893, m. Lillie Leigh Sutton, 12 Nov. 1921, d. 23 Sept. 1968.


Ellen Greaves (62) was born 16 June 1857 and died 19 April 1932.  She married Frank LaCasse in 1874.  He was born 30 Sept. 1842 and died 4 April 1928.  They were both buried in Willington, TX.  Frank was French, born in Montreal, Canada.  He came to the U.S. and took out Naturalization papers.  He worked in Boston, MA, until he joined the Navy, served his term, and with an honorable discharge came to TX about 1872.  He joined the Texas Rangers and married Ellen.  They lived in Camp Colorado, TX, until they moved to Oklahoma Terr. and filed on a section of land.  There they started their ranch.  (R‑200)

Children - LaCasse

+150.  Mary Josephine LaCasse, b. 2 Oct. 1875, m. Henry Fourmentin, 3 Sept. 1896, d. 21 Nov. 1935.

+151.  Joseph Marion LaCasse, b. 11 Aug. 1877, m(1) Augusta ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Mossie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 6 Jan. 1959.

+152.  Andrew Frank LaCasse, b. 26 Sept. 1879, m. Julia ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 25 March 1957.

+153.  Robert Laurence LaCasse, b. 30 April 1882, m. Carol Estelle Windham, d. 8 July 1959.

  154.  Francis Aron LaCasse, b. 14 Feb. 1884, never married, d. 6 July 1902.

+155.  James Peter LaCasse, b. 28 Sept. 1888, m. Ellie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 30 Jan. 1965.

+156.  Thomas Jefferson LaCasse, b. 11 Jan. 1892, m. Rebecca Roberts, 1913, d. 7 July 1973.

+157.  Ruth Ellen LaCasse, b. 14 July 1894, m. Ross Thomas Waldrip, 8 March 1914.

  158.  Harriett LaCasse, b. 4 June 1896, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Strait.


America ("Dink") Greaves (63) was born 31 Oct. 1859 and died 22 Jan. 1943.  She married James Knox ("Jim") Paulk, son of Alfred H. Paulk (b. 24 June 1825, Box Ankle, GA) and Dorothy Ann Sheffield, on 18 Oct. 1877 in Coleman, TX.  He was born 11 March 1850 in Dale Co., AL, and died 20 March 1932.  They were both buried in Palacios, TX.

On James’ grave marker is written: “J. K. Paulk, Texas Pvt. Texas Frontier, B.N.”  (R‑200)

Children - Paulk

+159.  Annie O. Paulk, b. 29 Aug. 1878, m. Jasper Ashley, d. 1939.

+160.  Thomas Lawrence Paulk, b. 14 May 1880, m. Minnie Nora Green, 1918, d. 10 Sept. 1951.

+161.  John Franklin Paulk, b. 17 Aug. 1882, m. Sarah Lee Calloway, 25 Dec. 1902, d. 28 Oct. 1969.

+162.  Daniel Decatur Paulk, b. 1 Feb. 1885, m. Viola Virginia Evans, 25 Dec. 1910, d. 10 Aug. 1966.

  163.  Bertha Paulk, b. and d. 18 April 1887.

+164.  Joseph Montgomery Paulk, b. 13 April 1889, m(1) Maude Robinson, 1912, m(2) Euta Mae Garren, 14 Sept. 1933, d. 4 Jan. 1965.

+165.  Dorothy Marie Paulk, b. 22 June 1891, m(1) Bert Bell, m(2) Ted Hubbard, d. 1943.

  166.  Elster Howard ("Dick") Paulk, b. 9 April 1893, m(1) Georgia Brown, m(2) Kate Allerdice, d. 24 Dec. 1929 (drowned).  Bur. Palacios, TX.  First marriage ended in divorce.  Kate died.  No children.

+167.  Zora Fay Paulk, b. 17 May 1896, m. Philip Ludwick, 21 May 1915.

+168.  William Albert Paulk, b. 23 Dec. 1898, m(1) Lenora Blazier, 17 July 1922, m(2) Helen Lee Johnson, 1935, d. 13 Aug. 1971.

+169.  Geraldine Mary Ellen Paulk, b. 9 Feb. 1904, m(1) Perry Leroy Withers, 14 Oct. 1920, m(2) Eddie Mattensak, 30 Nov. 1940.


Mary Martin Greaves (64) was born 8 Feb. 1861 and died 25 March 1946.  She married James ("Jim") Buchanan Nabers, son of Jack Nabers and Lucy ‑‑‑‑‑‑ who arrived in Comanche, TX, June 1857, on 8 Dec. 1879.  He was born 25 March 1857 in Belton, Bell Co., TX, and died 17 July 1953 in Comanche, TX.  They were both buried in Comanche Cem., Comanche, TX.

James helped set type for the first edition of the weekly newspaper, Comanche Chief, in 1872.  He was considered one of the best informed men on local Comanche history.  He was a carpenter by trade and retired at the age of 87.  (R‑200)

Children - Nabers

+170.  Jackson Decatur Nabers, b. 12 Dec. 1880, m(1) Frankie Applewhite, 21 June 1902, m(2) Lula Waller, 20 Jan. 1910, d. 1 July 1968.

+171.  Clara Amanda Nabers, b. 27 June 1882, m. Thomas Pruitt, 1902, d. 13 Oct. 1918.

+172.  Joseph Dudley Nabers, b. 1 May 1884, m. Buena Vista Tuggle, 6 June 1908, d. 5 March 1963.

+173.  Matilda Ellen Nabers, b. 19 Oct. 1886, m. Claud Jack McCollum, 12 July 1908, d. 17 Feb. 1958.

+174.  Joel Murriell Nabers, b. 21 Dec. 1887, m. Ethel Sheffield, 23 Oct. 1910, d. 7 Nov. 1974.

  175.  Jeff Greene Nabers, b. 7 March 1892 (Comanche, TX), m. Augusta Gertrude Powers, 10 July 1920.  She was b. 20 Dec. 1894 in Covington Co., MS, dau. of Robert W. Powers (b. 30 Dec. 1863, d. 29 Jan. 1906) and Robbie H. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ (b. 20 March 1867, d. 3 Sept. 1943).  Jeff was Corporal, 111 Ammo. Train, Co. H, 144 Inf. in WWI.  Stationed in Maur, France.  Enlisted 12 July 1917 in San Angelo, TX.

  176.  Carlos Martin Nabers, b. 1 Oct. 1894, m. Enola Garnett, d. 20 Feb. 1959 (Junction, TX).  Bur. Corrigan Cem.  She d. 8 Feb. 1956 and was bur. in San Angelo, TX.  No children.

+177.  Francis A. Nabers, b. 17 Oct. 1897, m. Jessie Byrd Kelly, 20 Feb. 1920.


Robert ("Bob") Greaves (65) was born 9 June 1863 and died 11 April 1934.  He married Nancy Rhoda Pruitt, called Rhoda, on 3 Jan. 1883.  She was born 21 April 1861 and died 4 Nov. 1923.  They were both buried in Camp Colorado, TX.  (R‑200)

Children - Greaves

+178.  James Lawrence Greaves, b. 3 Nov. 1885, m. Jennie Johnson, 31 Aug. 1910, d. 22 Nov. 1948.

+179.  William Earl Greaves, b. 11 Aug. 1888, m. Dora Mae McBride, 15 Dec. 1913.

+180.  Irene Greaves, b. 28 June 1890, m. John Henry McBride, 18 Dec. 1913, d. 27 April 1964.

+181.  Maggie Greaves, b. 26 July 1892, m. Joe Thompson, 21 Aug. 1910, d. 1 Feb. 1974.

+182.  Marion Greaves, b. 27 Jan. 1894, m. Alto Shuler, 4 May 1918, d. 20 July 1948.

+183.  Robert Owen Greaves, b. 3 May 1897, m. Ellie J. Andrews, 18 May 1925, d. 25 April 1970.

+184.  Alice Greaves, b. 21 April 1901, m. Hulen L. Dodd, 17 Feb. 1917, d. 1 Dec. 1928.

+185.  Nettie Lucille Greaves, b. 26 March 1904, m. William Ervin Keeney, 11 Oct. 1924.

  186.  Harlie Greaves, b. 30 Aug. 1906, never married, d. 29 July 1923.  Bur. Camp Colorado Cem., Camp Colorado, TX.


Saphronia ("Fronnie") Isabelle (or Isabella) Greaves (66) was born 9 April 1864 and died 11 May 1931.  She married George Kindred Elkins on 6 June 1883.  He was born 23 Sept. 1832 and died 22 Nov. 1928.  They were both buried in Snyder, Scurry Co., TX.  (R‑200)

Children - Elkins

  187.  Eula Elkins, b. and d. 23 Sept. 1885.  Bur. Colorado City, TX.

  188.  Henry Elkins, b. 24 March 1886, m. Bertha Drucilla Hardin, 6 May 1906, d. 25 Sept. 1959.  Bur. Albuquerque, NM.  She was b. 24 Feb. 1889.  No children.

  189.  Eva Elkins, b. and d. 27 July 1889.  Bur. Colorado City, TX.

  190.  Hattie Elkins, b. 11 Nov. 1890, m. Berton Moore, 14 June 1911.  He was b. 25 Oct. 1892.  No children.

  191.  Bonnie Elkins, b. 24 May 1893, m. Carroll Moore, 6 March 1910.  He was b. 11 July 1886.  No children.

  192.  Claudia Elkins, b. and d. 15 Sept. 1895.  Bur. Colordao City, TX.

+193.  Lillian Elkins, b. 15 Sept. 1895, m. Louis Elton Nance, 18 Oct. 1914.

+194.  Thomas Lawrence Elkins, b. 7 Sept. 1897, m. Josephine Tietjen, 21 July 1921, d. 6 Jan. 1949.

+195.  Mark Author Elkins, b. 9 May 1902, m. Ina Tietjen, 7 Oct. 1924.


Nannie Greaves (67) was born 7 April 1867 in Camp Colorado, TX, died 12 May 1961, and was buried in Five Mile Cem.  She may not have married.  (R‑200)

Children - Greaves

  196.  daughter, b. and d. 1890.  Bur. Lamesa, Dawson Co., TX.

  197.  Victoria M. Greaves, b. 15 April 1894, d. 10 April 1923.  Bur. Camp Colorado, TX.


Lawrence Decatur ("Dee") Greaves, Jr. (68) was born 2 Feb. 1871 and died 22 Feb. 1952.  He married Lou Alice Hedges on 5 May 1901.  She was born 6 Aug. 1880 and died 5 Jan. 1946.  They were both buried in Lamesa, Dawson Co., TX.  (R‑200)

Children - Greaves

+198.  Leta Greaves, b. 5 May 1902, m. Robert Lee O'Neil, 25 Dec. 1924.

  199.  Robert Cecil Greaves, b. 6 July 1903, m. Lillian Moore, 5 May 1950.  She was b. 6 Feb. 1907.  No children.

+200.  Lawrence Hugh Greaves, b. 5 Dec. 1904, m. Eunice Parchman, 31 March 1927.

  201.  Charles Campbell Greaves, b. 2 Aug. 1906, never married, d. 10 July 1930.  Bur. Lamesa, TX.

+202.  Ruby Greaves, b. 29 Nov. 1908, m. Loyd Burkhart, 2 Jan. 1927.

+203.  O. B. Greaves, b. 16 Nov. 1910, m. Inis Elizabeth Neal, 3 May 1933, d. 7 April 1973.

+204.  Jack Wallace Greaves, b. 9 March 1913, m. Velma Oleta Merrick, 7 April 1946.


J. Y. ("Jim") Greaves (or Graves) (69) was born 8 Oct. 1873, was shot and died 8 Jan. 1948, and was buried in Lamesa, TX.  He married Lillian Cross.  (R‑200)

Children - Graves

+205.  Ruth Graves, m. Chester Ingram.

+206.  Lorene Graves, m. William Reed.

  207.  Myrtle Graves, m. George Ingram.

+208.  Mabel Graves, m. Bruce Coone.

  209.  Ima Lee Graves

  210.  Iva Lee Graves

  211.  Lillie Jay Graves


Samuel ("Sam") Luke Greaves (or Graves) (70) was born 14 Sept. 1878, died 25 July 1938, and was buried in Odessa, TX.  He married Mabel Cross.  (R‑200)

Children - Graves

+212.  Gilbert Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1939.

  213.  Jeanie Graves, m. Richard G. Dixon (of Odessa, TX).


Hood Alexander Greaves (71) was born 8 April 1879 in Coleman Co., TX, and died 12 Aug. 1962.  He married Lillie Jane ("Jennie") Lobsten on 27 Dec. 1899.  She was born 6 Dec. 1882 in Camp Colorado, Coleman Co., TX, and died 27 Jan. 1948.  They were both buried in Five Mile Cem., Lamesa, Dawson Co., TX.  (R‑200)

Children - Greaves

+214.  Gertrude Jane Greaves, b. 29 Sept. 1900, m. William Howard Moore, 20 Dec. 1917.

+215.  James Leonard Greaves, b. 21 July 1906, m. Loyce Garner, 20 Dec. 1923, d. 4 Oct. 1950.

+216.  Willie Grace Greaves, b. 4 Feb. 1909, m. Francis Oliver Brown, 2 Aug. 1924.

+217.  Lucy Katherine Greaves, b. 5 Aug. 1923, m. H. B. Everheart, 1 Nov. 1921.


Coleman Kin Greaves (72) was born 14 Jan. 1883 and died 30 Dec. 1962.  He first married Lillie Maggie McManus on 20 Dec. 1908.  She was born 2 Dec. 1890 and died 10 March 1948.  They were both buried in Crestview Cem., Wichita Falls, TX.  He married second Annie Yancey on 24 Dec. 1952.  She was born 12 July 1893 in South Bend, TX.  (R‑200)

Children - Greaves, by Lillie M. McManus

  218.  Essie Lee Greaves, b. 25 May 1910, d. 13 Oct. 1914.  Bur. Camp Colorado, TX.

+219.  Coleman Clyde Greaves, b. 10 Aug. 1912, m. Mary Dell Stewart, 5 Jan. 1933.

+220.  Troy Mitchell Greaves, b. 2 Sept. 1914, m. Helen Reba Taylor, 15 July 1947.

+221.  Velma Lee Greaves, b. 1 Aug. 1916, m. Murphy M. Cottrell, 2 March 1940.

+222.  Reese Loyd Greaves, b. 8 Dec. 1921, m. Dorthine Badgett, 20 April 1946.

+223.  Lillie Maud Greaves, b. 13 March 1924, m. Cranford W. Carter, 28 Sept. 1940.


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[1] He was born Feb. 1795 in Lincoln Co., NC, according to R‑6.

[2] 1850 census, Hopkins Co., TX, household 163, p. 146.  The family surname was listed as Graves, and Robert was a farmer.

[3] Her name was given in the 1850 census as Nancy L., and as Julia Ann in the 1860 census.

[4] She was listed as 6 months old in the 1850 census.

[5] The 1900 census gave his date of birth as Sept. 1878.