Revised 7 July 1983, Gen. 146
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD GRAVES AND ELIZABETH MIRRON OF TN
Edward Graves (1), a native of Tenn., died 6 July 1851 in Tenn. of asiatic cholera. He was a farmer. He married Elizabeth Mirron, a native of Pa. She was buried in Scott City, Mo. (R-1)
Children - Graves
+2. Samuel H. Graves, b. 22 Nov. 1837, m. Mary C. Littlejohn, 20 Oct. 1864, d. 30 July 1910.
3. Amanda M. Graves, m. ------ Devouch.
CHILDREN OF EDWARD GRAVES (1) AND ELIZABETH MIRRON
Samuel H. (Henry or Horey) Graves (2) was born 22 Nov. 1837 in Tenn., and died 30 July 1910. He married Mary C. Littlejohn, daughter of Daniel Littlejohn and Cynthia A. Thompson, on 20 Oct. 1864 at Old America, Pulaski Co., Ill. She was born 22 May 1839 in Mason Co., Ky.
A biographical article states: "S. H. Graves, county coroner, Mounds, Ill., was born Nov. 22, 1837, in Alexander Co., Ill., son of Edward Graves, a native of Tenn., who died July 6th, 1851, of the Asiatic cholera. He was a farmer by occupation.
The mother of our subject was Elizabeth (Mirron) Graves, a native of Pennsylvania. She died in Scott Co., Missouri. She was the mother of four children of whom two, the oldest and youngest, are now living, viz., Samuel H., our subject, and his sister Amanda M. Devouch.
Samuel H. is mainly self-educated. In early life He followed farming. He enlisted August 22, 1861, in the Thirty-first Illinois Regiment, Volunteers, Company F, and was promoted to Orderly Sergeant. He served three years under the stars and stripes, and was then honorably discharged in East Point, Ga., having participated in the battles of Belmont, Mo., Fort Donelson, battle and siege of Vicksburg, and others. He was wounded at the battle of Fort Donelson by a minnie ball shattering his right hand. He draws a pension now.
After the war, he returned to Pulaski County and was joined in matrimony, October 20, 1864, at old America, to Miss Mary C. Littlejohn, born May 22, 1839 in Mason County, Ky., daughter of Daniel and Cynthia A. (Thompson) Littlejohn. Mrs. Graves is the mother of six children now living....
After marriage, Mr. Graves engaged in the lumber business for two years, when he turned his attention to farming. He has filled school offices, and in the fall of 1882 was elected Coroner of Pulaski County. He is a member of the A.F.&A.M. Fraternity, Villa Ridge Lodge, No. 562. In politics he is a Republican." (R-1)
Children - Graves
4. Minnie Graves, b. 27 Jan. 1866, m. Joe Bowers, 6 April 1902, d. Feb. 1921. Had 2 stepchildren.
5. Edward F. Graves, b. 27 Jan. 1868, m. Lizzie ------, 25 June 1895, d. 6 April 1923. Adopted by Kinker family.
6. Lillie Ann D. Graves, b. 2 Dec. 1869, m. Ed Scheere (or Sheere), 14 July 1887, d. May ----.
7. Nettie B. Graves, b. 9 Oct. 1871, m. Charley Wakland, 1895.
8. Flora Graves, b. 13 April 1876, m. J. W. Bunschuh, 1898.
+9. William Oscar Graves, b. 13 Oct. 1878, m. Cora Maggie Hogendobler, 4 June 1902, d. 1952.
CHILDREN OF SAMUEL H. GRAVES (2) AND MARY C. LITTLEJOHN
William Oscar Graves (9) was born 13 Oct. 1878 in Villa Ridge, Ill., and died in 1952. Both he and his wife were buried in Thistlewood Cem., Mounds, Ill. He was a farmer and a railroad engineer.
He married Cora Maggie Hogendobler on 4 June 1902 in a garden ceremony at her parents' home. The colored help had a party in the orchard beside the yard party that afternoon. As Cora Maggie came to the garden, they rang bells. She was dressed in white gloves and carried a purse. (R-1)
Children - Graves
+10. Mary Loyce Graves, m. Fred Kelley.
+11. Joe Metzger Graves, b. 23 Aug. 1905, m. Lena Mae Cavaness, 2 May 1928.
12. Helen Graves, m. Jack Elmore. Bur. in Thistlewood Cem., Mounds, Ill. They had 1 son who died in infancy.
13. William Oscar Graves, m. Dorothy ------. Bur. Anna City Cem., Anna, Ill.
+14. Bessie Graves, m. George Kelly.
15. Samuel Harry Graves
+16. Juanita Graves
+17. James Graves
18. Cora LaClede Graves
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