Rev. 25 Jan. 2011, Gen. 152

 

DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS GRAVES OF LUNENBURG CO. & MECKLENBURG CO., VA

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Thomas Graves (1) may have been born between 1746-66, probably about 1760.  However, this is based on the disproven belief that Thomas was a son of an unknown son of Henry Graves (as discussed at the end of this section).  This Elizabeth Graves (who may actually have been the mother of this Thomas Graves, but not the wife of a son of Henry Graves) made a bond on 10 May 1767 to give her son Thomas 30 pounds current Va. money when he reached 21 years of age.  We do not know the date of Thomas's removal to Mecklenburg Co., Va., but it must have been after 1790, at which time he was residing in Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg Co., Va., with 3 tithables.

Thomas's children were by his first wife, Sarah, as it was not until March 6, 1828, as Thomas Graves, Sr., that he married Henrietta Greenwood in Mecklenburg Co.  His will (Mecklenburg W.B. 14, p. 422), dated June 4, 1836, proved Jan. 21, 1839, describes him as "afflicted in body" and makes the following bequests: to wife Henrietta the tract whereon I reside, being the mansion house, to son Nathan my tract of land bought of Crowder, to daughter Mary Graves bed and furniture.  The balance of my estate to be sold and out of the proceeds an annuity is to go to wife Henrietta, and the balance is to be divided between the following children: Betsy, Fanny, Patsy, Nancy, Jane and Thomas; to the heirs of my deceased son William, one shilling.  At my wife's death her annuity to be divided between my children, Betsy, Fanny, Patsy, Nancy, Jane, Thomas, James and Nathan. Friend John P. Finch exor.  Wit. Thomas B. Puryear, Reuben Harris.

Relative to this family are the following Mecklenburg marriages: Thomas Harris and Elizabeth Graves, 28 Dec. 1795; Henry Hastin and Fanny W. Graves, 19 June 1799; William Graves and Frances Elam, 14 Oct. 1795; Thomas Graves and Mary Harris, 26 Dec. 1808; James Graves and Phoebe Elam, 29 Dec. 1818; Nathan Graves and Sally Hudson, 23 Dec. 1816.

Also recorded in Mecklenburg is the marriage of Frederick Graves and Nancy Brandon on Dec. 20, 1800.  Whether he was a son of Thomas, Sr., and predeceased his father is not known.  Nor is it presently possible to positively identify Thomas Graves, Sr.  It was previously thought that the presumption that he was a grandson of Henry5 Graves of Hanover Co., VA, and a descendant of Capt. Thomas Graves of VA (genealogy 169), was reasonable.  However, the Graves DNA study has proven that the descendants of this Thomas Graves are not descended from Capt. Thomas Graves.

The previous belief was that a son of Henry Graves married Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He had apparently died by 1767 and Elizabeth probably married again soon after that to William Townsend (see the discussion in the previous generation for his father).  A William and Elizabeth Townsend cosigned a deed with Thomas and Sarah Graves.  Either the Thomas Graves referred to is a different person, or some other link in the chain of evidence is faulty.

The 1820 census for Mecklenburg Co., VA listed Thomas Graves, over 45, 1 female over 45 (his wife), and 1 female 16-26.  He was not listed in 1830.  Henrietta, second wife of Thomas Graves, was still living in 1850 in Mecklenburg Co., VA.  (R‑1, R‑5, R‑524)

Children - Graves

+2.  William Graves, b.c. 1775, m. Frances Elam, 14 Oct. 1795, d.c. 1821.

  3.  Mary Graves; either married a Graves, or not married in 1836.

  4.  Elizabeth ("Betsy") Graves, m. Thomas Harris, 26 Dec. 1795.

  5.  Fanny W. Graves, m. Henry Hastin, 19 June 1799.

  6.  Martha ("Patsy") Graves

  7.  Nancy Graves, m. John Flynn (or Flinn), 12 Dec. 1816.

+8.  Jane Graves, b.c. 1786, m. Wiley Spain, 25 April 1821, d. aft. 1870.

+9.  Thomas Graves, b.c. 1788, m. Mary Harris, 26 Dec. 1808 (or 1816), d. aft. 1850.

+10.  James Graves, b.c. 1790, m. Phoebe Elam, 23 Dec. 1818, d. bef. 1850.

+11.  Nathan Graves, b.c. 1795, m. Sally Hudson, 23 Dec. 1816, d. aft. 1850.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS GRAVES (1) AND SARAH ‑‑‑‑‑‑

William Graves (2) may have been born about 1775 in VA.  He married Frances Elam, daughter of Joel Elam (Mecklenburg W.B. 4, p. 49), on 14 (or 20) Oct. 1795 in Mecklenburg Co., Va., by William Richards, minister; surety: Thomas Graves.  He apparently died about 1821 in Mecklenburg Co., Va. (ibid, W.B. 9, p. 259).  His estate settled in 1825 (ibid, W.B. 9, p. 275) shows that William Graves, Jr., received one-third part of the estate, "by cash of Daniel Graves balance G. leaf tobacco."

Court records from Mecklenburg Co., Va., having to do with the estate of William Graves, list all the children shown below.  One of the papers dated 16 July 1836 mentions Frances Graves of Robertson Co., Tenn., widow of the late William Graves dec'd., etc.  It is signed by the children with her in TN: James E. Graves, William Graves, William Dotson, Martha Jane Dotson, James M. Barton or Burton, Elizabeth Barton or Burton.  It is authorizing Daniel Graves (still in Mecklenburg Co., Va.) to sell her land (dower right from William Graves estate) in Mecklenburg Co., Va.  (R‑1, R‑5, R‑524)

Children - Graves

  12.  Mary ("Polly") Graves

  13.  Elizabeth Graves, m. James M. Benton[1].

+14.  Daniel Graves, b. 1795, m. Mary Spain, 27 March 1820, d. April 1860.

+15.  William Graves, b.c. 1800, m. Nancy Lawson, 21 Dec. 1820, d.c. 1870-1880.

+16.  Nancy Graves, b.c. 1808, m. Daniel Elam, 12 April 1826, d. aft. 1850.

  17.  Francis (or Frances) Graves

  18.  Susan Graves

  19.  Martha Jane Graves, m. William Dotson[2].

+20.  James E. Graves, b. Nov. 1814, m(1) Nancy C. Spain, 22 April 1839, m(2) Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1902.

+21.  daughter, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Callis.  A Sally Graves m. Henry Callis on 18 Nov. 1816 in Mecklenburg Co., VA, but it is not certain that this is the same person.

 

Jane (“Ginsey”) Graves (8) was born about 1786 in VA, and died after 1870.  Her name may have been Virginia Jane Graves, according to R‑14.  She married Wiley Spain on 25 April 1821 in Mecklenburg Co., VA.  He was born about 1785 in VA.  They were recorded on the 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses in District 11, Maury Co., TN.  Although the 1860 and 1870 censuses indicated that Jane and Wiley were born about 1800, the 1850 census indicated the earlier dates shown above, and these fit better with other family information.  Wiley was a farmer.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑14)

Children - Spain

+22.  Sarah A. Spain, b.c. 1822, m. Andrew J. Turnbo, 18 April 1848, d. aft. 1880.

+23.  Alexander Thomas Spain, b.c. 1824, m. Mary Ann Barnett, 31 Oct. 1855, d. aft. 1870.

  24.  Margaret Spain, b.c. 1826.

+25.  Wiley James Spain, b. 28 Jan. 1820, m. Lucilla McGregor, Feb. 1858, d. 22 Aug. 1903.

  26.  Mary F. Spain, b.c. 1834.

+27.  Martha Frances Spain, b.c. 1835, m. James Madison Burkett, 17 Oct. 1855, d. aft. 1870.

  28.  Saluda Spain, b.c. 1838.

  29.  William Nevil Spain, b.c. 1840.

+30.  John Nelson Spain, b.c. 1841, m. Mary Elizabeth Nichols, 12 May 1864, d. aft. 1880.

  31.  George Spain, b.c. 1843.

 

Thomas Graves (9) was born about 1788 in Mecklenburg Co., VA, and died after 1850.  He married Mary Harris, daughter of James Harris.  She was born about 1788.  He was in the 1820 census for Mecklenburg Co., VA, as was his father and 3 brothers.  He was the only Graves family member listed in the 1830 census for Mecklenburg Co., VA.  The children listed below whose names are not known are from the census records, and it is always possible that they are not all the children of Thomas.  It is possible that the two females age 15-20 in his household in 1830 were the orphaned daughters of his brother William.  They were in the 1850 census for Regiment 22, Mecklenburg Co., VA, with Thomas, 60, Mary, 55, Mary, 23, and Richard, 22.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

  32.  son, b. 1815-1820.

  33.  daughter, b. 1810-1820.

  34.  daughter, b. 1810-1820.

+35.  James Matthew Graves, b. 2 Feb. 1818, m. Martha Evelina Coffman, 1849, d. 29 Sept. 1895.

  36.  Mary Graves, b.c. 1827.

  37.  Richard Harris Graves, b.c. 1828.

 

James Graves (10) was born about 1890 in VA, and died by 1850 (probably about 1840, since the youngest child was 10 in 1850).  He married Phoebe Elam on 23 Dec. 1818 in Mecklenburg Co., VA.  She was born about 1804 in VA, and died after 1850.  She was recorded on the 1850 census in Mecklenburg Co., VA, living next to the family of John Y. Graves (genealogy 281) and in the household or James Flinn (perhaps a nephew of hers and a son of Nancy Graves who married John Flinn).  John Y. Graves may have been a son of James and Phoebe (although he seems too old for that) or he could have been the oldest son of Thomas Graves (brother of James).  (R‑16)

Children - Graves

  38.  daughter, probably b.c 1819-1820.

  39.  one or more other children

  40.  Sally Graves, b.c. 1826.

+41.  Margaret Graves, b.c. 1827, m. James Flinn, d. aft. 1860.

  42.  Nancy Graves, b.c. 1828.

+43.  Julia Young Graves, b. 17 March 1830, m(1) Stephen William Spain, 17 July 1849, m(2) Robert Adams, 12 Feb. 1863, d. 8 Dec. 1908.

  44.  Martha Graves, b.c. 1833.

  45.  Madison Graves, b.c. 1838.

  46.  William Graves, b.c. 1840.

 

Nathan Graves (11) was born about 1795 in VA, and died after 1850.  He married Sally Hudson on 24 Dec. 1816.  She was born about 1792 in VA.  Nathan was in the 1820 census for Mecklenburg Co., VA, with 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45 (Nathan), 1 female under 10, and 1 female 16-26.  They could not be found in the 1830 census.  They were in the 1840 census for West District, Mecklenburg Co., VA, with 2 males 15-20, 1 male 40-50 (Nathan), 1 female 15-20, 1 female 20-30, and 1 female 40-50 (Sally).  They were in the 1850 census for Regiment 22, Mecklenburg Co., VA, with Samuel, 27, and Sally, 24, still living with them.

Children - Graves

  47.  daughter, b.c. 1810-1820.

  48.  son, b.c. 1820-1825.

  49.  Samuel Graves, b.c. 1823.

  50.  Sally Graves, b.c. 1826.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GRAVES (2) AND FRANCES ELAM

Daniel Graves (14) was born about 1795 in Virginia, and died in April 1860 in Dallas Co., MO.  It is believed that the Graves family in Webster Co., MO (where at least part of the family eventually went) is originally from TN, moving there from VA.

Daniel was married to Mary ("Polly") Spain on 27 March 1820 in Mecklenburg Co., VA, by William Richards, minister.  She was born about 1804 in VA, and died in Dallas Co., MO.  They moved to Sumner Co., TN by 1840, and to Dallas Co., MO by 1850.  Their first 8 children were born in VA.

Daniel and his family were in the 1850 census for 26th district, Dallas Co., MO, page 344, dwelling 309, living next door to his son William.  Living with Daniel and Polly were children Wesley, 18, Virginia, 13, Howell, 8, and Wiley, 5.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑5)

Children - Graves

+51.  William Samuel Graves, b. 5 Aug. 1821, m(1) Elizabeth Allman, 18 June 1843, m(2) Rutha A. Cowling, 7 Jan. 1877, d. 30 Jan. 1897.

+52.  Narcissa J. Graves, b. 25 Jan. 1825, m. Nathan D. Harris, d. Sept. 1880.

+53.  Preston Jackson Graves, b. 24 May 1828, m. Melinda Marlin, 6 Sept. 1847, d. 25 June 1869.

  54.  daughter

  55.  daughter

+56.  Wesley David Graves, b. 3 Aug. 1832, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Meyers, m(2) Martha J. Wilson, c. 1855, d. Oct. 1897.

  57.  daughter

  58.  Virginia Graves, b.c. 1837.

+59.  Howell Jefferson Graves, b. 15 Aug. 1838, m(1) Calista Pinegar, 15 March 1856, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ (Parlee) Pinkersley, Dec. 1909, d. 19 Nov. 1918.

  60.  daughter

  61.  Wiley Graves, b.c. 1845 (Dallas Co., MO).

 

William Graves (15) was born about 1800 in VA, and died about 1870-1880 in Sumner Co., TN.  He married Nancy Lawson, daughter of Zachariah Lawson and Agnes Jones (see will of Zachariah Lawson), on 20 (or 21) Dec. 1820 in Charlotte Co., VA.  Nancy was born 25 March 1800 in Charlotte Co., VA, and died 17 Nov. 1865 in Sumner Co., TN.  Zachariah was a son of George Lawson and Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑ (per George's will).  By 1840 William and his family had moved to Sumner Co., TN.  According to R‑15, both William and Nancy are said to have been born in Plymouth, Putnam Co., VA (now WV).

No cemetery record has been found for William Graves. The cemetery record from Nancy's tombstone in District 15, Sumner Co., TN (land owned in 1986 by Paul West) shows: Nancy (Lawson) Graves, wife of William Graves, 25 March 1800-17 Nov. 1865, married 21 Dec. 1820, the mother of nine children.

They were in the 1850 and 1860 censuses for Dist. 9, Sumner Co., TN.  William was a farmer.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+62.  James Zachariah Graves, b. 22 Jan. 1822, m. Elizabeth Ann Latimer, 7 March 1844, d. 18 June 1908.

  63.  Susan F. Graves (not proved), b.c. 1825 (VA), m. Charles F. Buck, 13 April 1842 (Sumner Co., TN).

+64.  William Dennis Graves, b.c. 1827-28, m(1) Eliza Eidson, Sept. 1846, m(2) Eliza Roberts, 8 Dec. 1855, d. Oct. 1861.

+65.  David P. Graves, b. 24 Dec. 1830, m. Harriet M. S. Dorris, 10 Jan. 1855, d. 11 May 1865.

+66.  Elizabeth A. Graves, b. 7 Aug. 1833, m. William E. Blackburn, 28 Aug. 1853, d. 11 Oct. 1884.

  67.  Amanda Graves, b.c. 1836 (Sumner Co., TN), m. James H. Blackburn, 10 Jan. 1853 (Sumner Co., TN).

+68.  Martha Paulina Graves, b. 3 Jan. 1839, m. Christopher Columbus Benton, 10 Feb. 1860, d. 18 May 1929.

  69.  Henry H. Graves, b.c. 1841 (TN).

  70.  Sarah ("Sallie") Graves, b.c. 1842 (TN), m. James Cole (?), 17 Dec. 1874 (?).

 

Nancy Graves (16) was born about 1808 in VA, and died after 1850.  She married Daniel Elam on 12 April 1826 in Mecklenburg Co., VA.  He was born about 1802 in VA, and also died after 1850.  They were in the 1840 census for Fayette Co., IL, with 1 male 10-15, 1 male 30-40, 1 female under 5, 2 females 5-10, 2 females 10-15, and 1 female 30-40.  They were in the 1850 census for Fayette Co., IL.  He was a farmer.

Children - Elam

  71.  daughter, b. 1825-1830.

  72.  son, b. 1825-1830.

  73.  daughter, b. 1825-1830.

  74.  daughter, b. 1830-1835.

  75.  Lucinda Elam, b.c. 1835 (IL).

  76.  Nancy Elam, b.c. 1836 (IL).

 

James E. Graves (20) was born in Nov. 1814 in Va., died in 1902 in Davidson Co., Tenn., and was buried in Cole Cem., Goodlettsville, Davidson Co., Tenn.  He married Nancy C. Spain on 22 April 1839 in Sumner Co., Tenn.  She was born in 1816 in Va., died 29 July 1873 in Sumner Co., Tenn., and was buried in Saunders Cem.  All their children were born in Tenn.  After Nancy died, James secondly married Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Nancy C. Spain

  77.  Emeline E. ("Emma") Graves, b. 15 Feb. 1840, m. Tyree H. Elam, d. 14 April 1892.  Bur. Cole Cem.

  78.  Joseph Ellis Graves, b. 3 Feb. 1844, m. Sarah Frances Kemper, 18 June 1871, d. 2 Oct. 1921 (Davidson Co., Tenn.).

  79.  James Richard Graves, b. 16 Feb. 1846, m. Alice Love McGinnis, d. 28 Feb. 1927 (Davidson Co., Tenn.).

  80.  Almedia Francis Graves, b. 12 April 1846, m. John S. Savely, 19 Dec. 1868, d. 8 Feb. 1919 (Sumner Co., Tenn.).

  81.  Mary Calidonia ("Callie") Graves, b. 1850, m. Seth P. Saunders, 2 July 1869, d. 2 April 1931.  Bur. Goodlettsville, Tenn.

  82.  Amanda J. Graves, b. 19 Aug. 1851, m. George F. Buck, 22 Dec. 1871, d. 27 Aug. 1946 (Davidson Co., Tenn.).

Children - Graves, by Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑

  83.  Jessie Graves (daughter), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hollaway (?).

 

A daughter (21) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Callis.  She was one of the older children.  She died before her father, and her two daughters received her part of William's estate. (R‑1, R‑5)

Children - Callis

  84.  Frances Callis

  85.  Sarah Callis

 

CHILDREN OF JANE GRAVES (8) AND WILEY SPAIN

Sarah A. Spain (22) was born about 1822 in VA, and died after 1880.  She married Andrew J. Turnbo, son of James Turnbo and Felicia Coffey, on 18 April 1848 in Columbus, Maury Co., TN.  He was born about 1818 in TN, and died in 1887 in Tarrant Co., TX.  They were in the 1860 and 1870 censuses for District 11, Maury Co., TN.  They were in the 1880 census for Precinct 3, Tarrant Co., TX.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in TN except for Nathan who was born in TX.  (R‑14)

Children - Turnbo

  86.  Jane Turnbo, b.c. 1849.

  87.  Lamira (or Lucie) A. Turnbo, b.c. 1853 (or 1851).

  88.  Andrew T. Turnbo, b.c. 1855.

+89.  Nathan A. Turnbo, b.c. 1857, m. Emma T. Bailey, c. 1880, d. 1941.

+90.  Margaret Emma Turnbo, b.c. 1859, m. Jefferson Elwood Nowlin, 1878.

  91.  Ophelia A. Turnbo, b.c. 1865.

  92.  Joseph E. Turnbo, b.c. 1871.

  93.  Robert E. Turnbo, b.c. 1871.

 

Alexander Thomas Spain (23) was born about 1824 in VA, and died after 1870.  He married Mary Ann Barnett on 31 Oct. 1855 in Maury Co., TN.  She was born about 1836 in TN.  He was in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 censuses for District 11, Maury Co., TN.  In 1850 he was an overseer, unmarried, living next to his parents.  In 1860 and 1870 he was a farmer.  All their children were born in TN.  (R‑14)

Children - Spain

  94.  Alice Spain, b.c. 1855.

  95.  Lucius Spain, b.c. 1857.

  96.  Roxan Florence Spain, b.c. 1860.

  97.  Mary Spain, b.c. 1862.

 

Wiley James Spain (25) was born 28 Jan. 1829 in VA, died 22 Aug. 1903, and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Paris, Lamar Co., TX.  He married Lucilla McGregor in Feb. 1858 in Collin Co., TX.  She was born 6 Sept. 1838 in AL, and died 15 Dec. 1916 in Pilot Point, Denton Co., TX.  They were in the 1860 census for Precinct 8, Collin Co., TX, with his name listed as Walter J. Spain, and hers as Luciller C. Spain.  Living with them were Spotswood McGregor, 59, perhaps her father, and Virginia McGregor, 19.  They were recorded on the 1870 and 1880 censuses in Precinct 2, Collin Co., TX.   He was a farmer.  Their children were born in TX.  (R‑14)

Children - Spain

  98.  Ellis Malone Spain, b.c. 1859.

+99.  Pitzer Alexander Spain, b. 30 Nov. 1861, m. Lynne ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1888, d. 21 Jan. 1963.

  100.   Emerson Edward Spain, b. 2 Feb. 1867 (Farmersville, TX), m. Louisa E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 22 Jan. 1949 (Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX).  Bur. Restland Memorial Park (Dallas, TX)  She was b.c. 1874 (TX).

  101.   Nora Spain, b.c. 1869.

 

Martha Frances Spain (27) was born about 1835 in VA, and died after 1870.  She married James Madison Burkett on 17 Oct. 1855 in Maury Co., TN.  He died in the Civil War.  She was in the 1870 census for District 11, Maury Co., TN, living with her parents.  All her children were born in TN.  (R‑14)

Children - Burkett

  102.   Saluda Burkett, b.c. 1856.

  103.   Mary Francis Burkett, b.c. 1858.

  104.   Charles Gideon Burkett, b.c. 1860.

  105.   James Burkett, b.c. 1862.

 

John Nelson Spain (30) was born about 1841 in VA[3], and died after 1880 in Farmersville, Collin Co., TX.  He married Mary Elizabeth Nichols on 12 May 1864 in Maury Co., TN.  She was born about 1837 in TN, and died in Farmersville, Collin Co., TN.  They were in the 1880 census for Precinct 2, Collin Co., TX.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑14)

Children - Spain

+106.   Luella Emiline Spain, b.c. 1868, m. Houston M. Pirtle.

+107.   James Wilson Spain, b.c. 1871, m. Reese Porter Hartwell.

  108.   Minnie Spain, b.c. 1875, died at age 18.

+109.   Verona Viola Spain, b.c. 1878, m. Henry J. Thweatt.

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS GRAVES (9) AND MARY HARRIS

James Matthew Graves (35) was born 2 Feb. 1818 in Mecklenberg Co., VA, and died 29 Sept. 1895 in Melissa, Collin Co., TX.  He married Martha Evelina (or Melissa) Coffman, daughter of John Coffman and Elizabeth Witt, in 1849 in Collin Co., TX.  She was born 13 July 1830 in IL, and died 3 March 1898 in Anna, Collin Co., TX.  They were in the 1860 census for Precinct 2, Collin Co., TX, with children Maranda F., 11, Mary E., 8, Virginia R., 6, and George H., 2, all born in TX.  They were in the 1880 census for Precinct 3, Collin Co., TX, with sons G. H., 21, and J. H., 20, and daughter Mary, 26, with Mary’s children J. M., 6, granddaughter, and M. J., 3, grandson.  All their children were born in TX.

From a biographical sketch originally published in a book but recently found online:

“James M. Graves, one of the old settlers of Texas, was born in Mecklenbergh county, Virginia, February 1, 1818, lived in his native state until twenty-two years old, then lived in Tennessee three yeears, passed two additional years in Missouri, but found no place to suit him until he arrived in Texas in 1845, where he has since rresided.  Thomas Graves, his father, was also a native of Virginia, and of English descent; was a valiant soldier in the War of 1812, and died in 1849.

James M. Graves is the fourth of the six children born to Thomas and Mary (Harris) Graves, the latter a daughter of James Harris of Virginia.  James M. came to Texas a single man and here married, in 1849, Miss Martha Coffman, daughter of John Coffman, of east Tennessee, and the result of this union is five Children - Frances, Mary, Virginia, George H. and James H.

Mr. Graves has had a reasonable amount of military experience, and may truly be styled a patriotic American, inasmuch as he has always volunteered his services when our citizens have been called to arms.  In 1846 he enlisted for the Mexican War, was in Bell’s regiment, and was on the frontier of Texas awaiting orders to advance to the front, but reinforcements were not required, yet he was ready to go.  The government now allows him a pension in recognition of his patriotism on that occasion.  In 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate army, and was ordered to Arkansas, but, owing to his advancing years, was transferred to the home guards, in which he served until the close of the war.

When Mr. Graves first came to Texas he had fifty cents in cash, a flint-lock musket, a pony and an old saddle, but the pony was stolen by the Indians, yet he went to work, and by the time the war for secession opened, he had accumulated considerable wealth, consisting of land, slaves, livestock and $1,000 in gold; at the close of the war he had nothing left, but he went to work again with indomitable energy and now runs a large well-improved farm, on which he is enjoying the fruits of a well-spent life.”

See also James M. Graves, Early Settlers of Collin County, Collin County, Texas History and Genealogy Webpage by Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries, Inc.: “James M. Graves was born in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, February 1, 1818, came to Collin County, Texas, in 1845, married Martha Coffman, in 1849. They had five children, three girls and two boys. He arrived in Texas with fifty cents in cash, flint-rock musket, a pony, a saddle. Pony was stolen by Indians. At the out-break of the Civil War he had accumulated some live stock, slaves, $400.00 in gold and his homestead about six miles north of McKinney, which is now owned by children and grandchildren, near present town of Melissa on H. & T. C. Railway.”  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

+110.   Maranda Francis Graves, b.c. 1849, m. John Fitzhugh Gibson..

+111.   Mary Elizabeth Graves, b. 12 July 1852, m. J. Matthew Slaughter, d. 26 Dec. 1932.

+112.   Virginia Rebecca Graves, b.c. 1854, m. Frederick A. Ogilvie (or Oglesby).

+113.   George Henry Graves, b. 18 Aug. 1857, m(1) Mary Vanters, m(2) Rosalie Beyette, c. 1881, m(3) Sally T. Jordan, c. 1892, d. 13 Oct. 1933.

+114.   James Houston Graves, b. March 1861, m. Anna Marshall Wysong, c. 1887.

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES GRAVES (10) AND PHOEBE ELAM

Margaret (“Peggy”) Graves (41) was born about 1827 in VA, and died after 1860.  She married James Flinn about 1847.  He was born about 1828 in VA, and also died after 1860.  This family was recorded on the 1850 and 1860 censuses in Mecklenburg Co., VA; their children were born in VA.  (R‑16)

Children - Flinn

  115.   Phebe (or Phoebe) Flinn, b.c. 1848.

  116.   John J. Flinn, b.c. 1850.

  117.   William D. Flinn, b.c. 1851.

 

Julia Young Graves (43) was born 17 March 1830 in Mecklenburg Co., VA, and died 8 Dec. 1908 in Warren Co., NC.  She first married Stephen William Spain on 17 July 1849 in Mecklenburg Co., VA.  He was born about 1825 in VA, and died after 1860.  This family was recorded on the 1850 and 1860 censuses in Mecklenburg Co., VA; their children were born in VA.  She married second Robert Adams on 12 Feb. 1863 in Mecklenburg Co., VA.  He was born about 1840 in Mecklenburg Co., VA, and died 10 May 1864 Chesterfield Co., VA.  Julia was recorded as the head of household on the 1870 census in Buckhorn, Mecklenburg Co., VA.  In 1880, son George headed the household in Nutbush, Warren Co., NC.  Living with them were Daniel Adams and a 70-year old Sallie Graves, listed as a single aunt, born in VA.  In 1900, Julia lived with son George’s family in Nutbush, NC.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain

+118.   James Thomas Spain, b.c. 1850, m. Sarah J. Stegall, c. 1873, d. aft. 1900.

+119.   John Francis Spain, b. Sept 1854 (or 8 Sept. 1856), m. Martha Ellen Rooker, c. 1889, d. 17 Sept. 1926.

+120.   William W. Spain, b.c. 1856, m. Martha Atkins, c. 1882, d. 1924.

+121.   Silas Young Spain, b. 18 Dec. 1858, m. Amy Williams, c. 1889, d. 11 March 1930.

+122.   George Madison Spain, b. 18 Nov. 1860, m. Florence Virginia Atkins, c. 1890, d. 5 June 1933.

Children - Adams

+123.   Daniel Lewis Adams, b. 12 Oct. 1864, m. Susan Elizabeth Paynter, c. 1886, d. 8 Dec. 1912.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF DANIEL GRAVES (14) AND MARY SPAIN

William Samuel Graves (51) was born 5 Aug. 1821 (or 1823) in Mecklenburg Co., Va., and died 30 Jan. 1897.  He first married Elizabeth Allman on 18 June 1843.  She was born 28 Dec. 1823 in Tenn., and died 10 July 1876.  They were both buried in Belew Cem., which is between Pilot Point and Aubrey, Texas, in Denton Co.  His first 9 children were born in Dallas Co., Mo., and the last 3 in Parker Co., Texas.

William secondly married Rutha A. Cowling on 7 Jan. 1877 in Denton, Denton Co., Texas, by John Shipley, J.P. She was born about 1846.  Rutha had the following children by her first marriage: James C. Cowling, b. 7 Jan. 1867; Susan Allie Cowling, b. 28 Feb. 1869, m. John R. Hicks, 11 Oct. 1885; George W. Cowling, b. 28 Dec. 1870.

William Graves was in the 1850 census for 26th district, Dallas Co., MO, page 344, dwelling 308, living next door to his father, Daniel Graves.  Listed with him and wife Elizabeth were their first four children.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves, by Elizabeth Allman

  124.   Louisa Graves, b. 19 May 1844, d. 5 May 1857.

+125.   Mahala Caroline Graves, b. 8 March 1846, m. John Franklin Rodgers, 1 Jan. 1862.

+126.   Mary Jane Graves, b. 20 May 1847, m. Will Garrison.

+127.   Daniel Boone Graves, b. 26 April 1849, m(1) Mary Skelton, m(2) Carrie (‑‑‑‑‑‑) Myers, d. 10 Oct. 1935.

+128.   Lucreatia A. Graves, b. 18 Dec. 1850, m. Theodore Leonard Miller, d. 28 Dec. 1914.

+129.   Roxie A. Graves, b. 1852, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Quinn.

+130.   Nathaniel Calvin Graves, b. 7 April 1854, m. Mary Clay Simpson, 19 Nov. 1881, d. 26 Feb. 1942.

+131.   Lucinda Graves, b. 15 Sept. 1856, m. George W. Talley, d. 2 Aug. 1946.

+132.   Henry Slavin Graves, b. 13 March 1859, m(1) Dora Susan Gibbs, 5 Jan. 1877, m(2) Mary (Thompson) Keen, 16 Jan. 1915, d. 9 June (or 25 Oct.) 1924.

+133.   Sarah Elizabeth Graves, b. 17 Feb. 1861, m. Samuel Clay Sarton, 29 Sept. 1877, d. 8 Nov. 1948.

+134.   Willie Janette Graves, b. 26 April 1863, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Ware, m(2) Ben Miller, c. 1896.

+135.   Samantha Adeline Graves, b. 29 Oct. 1866, m. Thomas Marion Burgett, 6 Aug. 1889, d. 7 Feb. 1952.

Children - Graves, by Rutha A. Cowling

  136.   Walter Graves, b.c. 1879 (between Pilot Point, Denton Co., TX and Sanger, TX), m. Ethel McElvane, 5 Aug. 1896 (Pilot Point, Denton Co., TX).  Married by J. D. Ballard.

 

Narcissa J. Graves (52) was born 25 Jan. 1825 in VA, and died in Sept. 1880 in Dallas Co., MO.  She was listed as Narcissus in the 1880 census.  She married Nathan D. Harris.  He was born about 1817-1818 in VA.  They were in the 1850 census for 26th district, Dallas Co., MO, page 343, dwelling 491. They were in the 1860 census for Washington Twp., Dallas Co., MO, page 74, dwelling 497, living next door to James Harris, 47, his wife Elizabeth, 30, and children.  They were in the 1880 census for Washington Twp., Dallas Co., MO, page 308A.  All their children were born in MO.

Children - Harris

+137.   Louisa E. Harris, b.c. 1842, m. John D. Williams.

+138.   Thomas D. Harris, b.c.1844, m. Ellen ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  139.   Luvica (or Luvisa) Harris, b.c. 1846.

  140.   Martha A. Harris, b.c. 1849.

+141.   James Preston Harris, b.c. 1852, m. Pernetia A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  142.   John W. Harris, b.c. 1854.  Living with his sister Mary and her husband in 1880.

  143.   William T. Harris, b.c. 1856.

+144.   Mary J. Harris, b.c. 1858, m. Joseph B. Boyd.

  145.   Andrew Harris, b.c. 1860.

  146.   David Harris, b.c. 1865.

  147.   Malinda Harris, b.c. 1867.

 

Preston Jackson Graves (53) was born 24 May 1828 in Richmond, Va., and died 25 June 1869 (or 1889?) in Webster Co., Mo.  He married Melinda (or Malinda) Marlin on 6 Sept. 1847 in Mo.  She was born 9 Aug. 1825 and died 19 Nov. 1911 (according to Mrs. Smith), or was born in 1828 in Tenn., and died in 1904 in Webster Co., Mo. (according to Mrs. Bridges).  (R‑2, R‑4)

Children - Graves

  148.   Eliza Jane Graves, b. 1850, m. R. L. Haymes.

+149.   John Franklin Graves, b. 20 May 1851, m(1) Sarah Ellen Patterson, 4 March 1880, m(2) Etta E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1904, d. 9 May 1940.

  150.   James W. Graves, b. 1854.

  151.   Mary E. Graves, b. 1855.

  152.   Virginia (or Narcissis) Graves, b. 1857.

  153.   Calvin S. Graves, b. 1859.

+154.   Albert Jackson Graves, b. 28 April 1860, m(1) Lougenia Margaret Herd, d. 24 Feb. 1878, m(2) Sarah Van Zant, 8 Jan. 1894, d. 4 March 1938.

  155.   Elvira Graves

  156.   Martha ("Mattie") Graves

  157.   Thomas Graves

  158.   Lavicig E. (or Louie) Graves, d. 1867 or 1868.

 

Wesley David Graves (56) was born 3 Aug. 1832 in Mecklenburg Co., VA, died in Oct. 1897, and was buried 11 Oct. 1897 in Sanders Cem., Boone Co., AR.  He first married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Meyers.  Both their children were born in MO.  He married second Martha J. Wilson in MO[4], probably about 1860.  She was listed as 25 in 1870 (born about 1845), and as 34 in 1870 (born about 1846).

The family was in the 1870 census for Jackson Twp., Boone Co., AR, page 430.  They were in the 1880 census for Jackson Twp., Boone Co., AR, page 501A.  According to both the 1870 and 1880 censuses, the first 4 children of the second marriage were born in MO, and the other 3 in Harrison, Boone Co., AR (although R‑10 says Isaac was born in AR).  (R‑8, R‑10)

Children - Graves, by ------ Meyers

+159.   Andrew Jackson Graves, b. 25 March 1852, m. Nancy Catherine Waller, d. 21 Sept. 1926.

  160.   Nancy Jane Graves; not in the 1870 census.

Children - Graves, by Martha J. Wilson

  161.   John W. Graves, b.c. 1862.

  162.   William D. Graves, b. 16 June 1865, d. 22 March 1872.  Bur. Sanders Cem., Batavia, Boone Co., AR.

  163.   Charles H. Graves, b. 2 Sept. 1867, d. 7 May 1884.  Bur. Sanders Cem., Batavia, Boone Co., AR.

  164.   Isaac M. (or N.) Graves, b. 12 July 1870.  Both the 1870 and 1880 censuses show his middle initial as N.  His age in the 1870 census was 7/12, making his birth date of July 1870 questionable.

+165.   Samuel D. Graves, b. 10 July 1872, m. Chloe ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 2 July 1958.

  166.   Mary E. Graves, b.c. 1877.

  167.   Vancy Graves (daughter)

 

Howell Jefferson Graves (59) was born 15 Aug. 1838 in Sumner Co., TN (although the 1880 census says VA), and died 19 Nov. 1918.  He first married Calista Dupriest Pinegar, daughter of John Tinsley Pinegar and Eliza Salmons.  She was born 8 Feb. 1840 in Mobile, AL, according to the 1880 census.  He married second Mrs. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ (Parlee) Pinkersley in Dec. 1909.  He moved to Laclede Co., MO before the Civil War.  Both Howell and Calista were buried in the Graham Cem., a rural cemetery located near Conway, MO, in Laclede Co.

It is believed that the Pinegar surname originated in Switzerland as Banninger, and the name has been spelled in many different ways, including Penninger.

A granddaughter of Howell Graves, Velma Graves, recalled before her death that as a child she sat on her grandfather’s knee and heard him recount stories of how he helped bury the slain soldiers left on the battlefield of Wilson’s Creek, MO, in 1861.  He and others used pitchforks to hurl the corpses into pits.  Howell enlisted in the Union army himself in 1864 but was discharged within a few months after contracting smallpox.  (R‑8 thinks it was actually measles.  His Army Discharge shows he only served 51 days.)

The family was in the 1880 census for Washington, Dallas Co., MO, page 309C, which listed Howell as H.J. Graves, farmer, and listed all children as born in MO.  They were in the 1860 census for Washington Twp., Dallas Co., MO, page 72, dwelling 486.  (R‑7, R‑8)

Children - Graves, by Calista D. Pinegar

+168.   Virginia Adeline (or Anne) Graves, b. 25 March 1857, m. Nathan C. Bozarth, 25 Oct. 1877, m(2) Joseph Dunkin.

+169.   Louvisa Ann Graves, b. 22 Sept. 1859 (?), m. Major M. Harryman.

+170.   Mary Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 3 Nov. 1861, m. Henry Madison Browning, d. 5 April 1902.

  171.   Malinda Parilee Graves, b. 31 Aug. 1863, m. Frank Thurman.

+172.   William Henry Graves, b. 25 Dec. 1865, m. Martha Ann Garner, d. 21 June 1941.

+173.   Sarah Frances Graves, b. 10 or 16 May 1868, m. Alferd Voorshee Rhoten, 7 Oct. 1883.

+174.   Samuel Ervin Graves, b. 10 June 1871, m. Mary Etta Stone, 30 Aug. 1894, d. 5 June 1933.

  175.   Thomas Jefferson Graves, b. 12 Aug. 1874, m. Emma ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was b.c. 1873 in MO.  Lived in Claremore, OK.

+176.   Narcissus Elzerine Graves, b. 24 Jan. 1875, m. Joseph S. Sharick, d. 9 Aug. 1954.

+177.   Pelina (or Plina) Glen Graves, b. Aug. 1878, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Thomas.

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GRAVES (15) AND NANCY LAWSON

James Zachariah Graves (62) was born 22 Jan. 1822 in Va., and died 18 June 1908 in Sprague, Bates Co., Mo.  He married Elizabeth Ann Latimer, daughter of Jonathan C. Latimer and Harriet Kelly, on 7 March 1844 in Sumner Co., Tenn.  She was born in 1827 in Tenn.  She belonged to the Shiloh Baptist Church, Shelby Co., Mo.  All their children were born in Shelby Co.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  178.   Harriet Graves, b. 19 April 1845, d. 26 Sept. 1845 (Sumner Co., Tenn.).

+179.   William Jonathan Graves, b. 4 Aug. 1847, m. Eliza Jane Plunkett, 2 Sept. 1868, d. 15 July 1915.

+180.   Lucy Ann Graves, b. 2 June 1849, m. Charles L. Elgin, 10 Feb. 1870, d. 29 May 1901.

  181.   Nancy Elizabeth Graves, b. 21 May 1851, never married, d. 28 April 1933 (Bates Co., Mo.).

  182.   Henrietta F. Graves, b. 28 June 1853, never married, d. 31 Jan. 1895 (Bates Co., Mo.).

  183.   Emily M. Graves, b. 7 Aug. 1854, d. 10 Sept. 1862 (Shelby Co., Mo.).

+184.   George Graves, b. 13 Feb. 1857, m. Margie B. McLemon, 3 April 1878, d. 20 May 1885 (?).

+185.   Mary M. Graves, b. 29 March 1859, m(1) John Motters, 29 March 1886, m(2) Isaac N. Lambert, 1 Feb. 1900, d. 21 March 1932.

+186.   Martha Graves, b. 2 Feb. 1861, m. Thomas Jefferson Hutchison, 20 Dec. 1887, d. 21 July 1950.

+187.   John Henry Graves, b. 10 March 1863, m. Elizabeth Catherine Dunlap, 1897, d. 12 July 1934.

  188.   Joseph McKim Graves, b. 4 April 1865, never married, d. 16 March 1947 (Sprague, Bates Co., Mo.).

+189.   Thomas Graves, b. 28 Oct. 1867, m. Minnie Bell Madison, 1 June 1893, d. 1959.

 

William Dennis (“Denny”) Graves (64) was born about 1827-28 in VA, and died in Oct. 1861 "of disease" at home in Sumner Co., TN.  He first married Eliza Eidson in 24 Sept. 1846 in Sumner Co., TN.  She died after the birth of their daughter Martha.  He married second Eliza Roberts on 8 Dec. 1855 in Sumner Co., TN.  She was born about 1831.  This marriage didn’t last long, and they divorced.  The records of their divorce include affidavits, etc., from some of his brothers and sisters.  His daughter Martha lived with his parents, as proved by census and court records.  R‑1 also has letters written by William’s brother David P. Graves while he was working in Obion Co., TN before the Civil War and afterwards while he was in prison in Point Lookout, MD, in which he mentions his brothers and sisters and parents.

Civil War records (roll 145) show that William served as a private, Co. E, 7th Tenn. Infantry.  He enlisted 21 May 1861 in Nashville, Tenn., was AWOL 12 July 1861, and was listed as deserted 15 June (or July?) 1861 from Camp Trousdale.  Later records show he was absent ill at home.  Records from his estate show bills for doctor visits during this time.  One shows a charge of $16 by a Dr. Geo. Thompson for visits in 1861 to William D. Graves at his father’s home, 16 miles each visit, including medicine furnished.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Eliza Eidson

  190.   Martha Graves

 

David P. Graves (65) was born 24 Dec. 1830 in Sumner Co., Tenn., and died 11 May 1865 in Point Lookout, Md., while a prisoner of war.  He served in Co. H, 44th Tenn. Infantry, Confederate Army.  He married Harriet M. S. Dorris on 6 Jan. 1855 in Sumner Co., Tenn.  After his death, Harriet remarried to John Thomas Camplin.  Mrs. Suzanne G. Crawford has copies of 6 letters that David Graves wrote to his wife and parents dated 1861-1865.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  191.   William ("Willie") Graves, b.c. 1856.

  192.   Charles S. Graves, b. Sept. 1858, m. Sinnie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1913 (Robertson Co., Tenn.).

  193.   Walter Hurley Graves, b. 11 Jan. 1861, m. Lizzie Anna Chowning, d. 17 May 1937 (Robertson Co., Tenn.).

 

Elizabeth A. Graves (66) was born 7 Aug. 1833 in Sumner Co., Tenn., and died 11 Oct. 1884 in Logan Co., Ky.  She married William E. Blackburn on 28 Aug. 1853. (R‑1)

Children - Blackburn

  194.   Susan F. Blackburn, b.c. 1855, d. young.

+195.   Mary Blackburn, b.c. 1859, m. William J. Simmons, 1 Feb. 1877.

+196.   Sarah J. Blackburn, b. Jan. 1864, m(1) Lucius Harbison, 23 Nov. 1882, m(2) George W. Sears, 25 Feb. 1892.

+197.   Harriet Rosalind Blackburn, b. 4 Nov. 1866, m. William Henry McReynolds, 27 Nov. 1890, d. 26 May 1955.

+198.   Georgia B. Blackburn, b. 19 June 1871, m. Edison Jasper Duncan, 17 Oct. 1895, d. 16 Nov. 1954.

+199.   Nora Blackburn, b. Jan. 1877, m. William W. Henley, 18 Feb. 1899.

 

Martha Paulina ("Puss") Graves (68) was born 3 Jan. 1839 in White Church community, Sumner Co., TN, near Nashville, and died 18 May 1929 in Peace Valley, Howell Co., MO.  She married Christopher Columbus ("Lum") Benton of Robertson Co., TN, on 10 Feb. 1861 in White Church.  He was born 12 June 1842 in Robertson Co., TN, died 17 Dec. 1902 in Bates Co. (or Peace Valley, Howell Co.), MO, and was buried in New Hope Cem., Peace Valley, Howell Co., MO.  They were in the 1870 census for Dist. 17, Weakley Co., TN, when he was a farmer.  They were in the 1880 census for Fulton Twp., Fulton Co., KY, when he was a shoe and boot maker.  They were in the 1900 census for Howard Twp., Bates Co., MO, when he was a farmer.  The first 5 children listed below were born in TN, and Jessee was born in KY.  (R‑1, R‑15)

Children - Benton

  200.   Mary (“Minnie”) Ida Benton, b. 18 March 1866, d. 23 July 1892 (Davidson Co., TN).  Bur. Cole Cem., Goodlettsville, TN.

  201.   Nancy Elizabeth Benton, b. 5 Oct. 1870, m. Henry Otis Cooke, 18 Jan. 1899, d. 10 Sept. 1907 (Bates Co., MO).

  202.   George Walter Benton, b. 25 Aug. 1873, m. Myrtle Brittingham, 22 Jan. 1895, d. 21 Jan. 1959 (Bates Co., MO).  Married by James Z. Graves.

  203.   Susan L. Benton, b. 16 Jan. 1876, m. W. R. Malcomb, d. 21 Feb. 1901 (Bates Co., MO).

  204.   Zachariah L. Benton, b. June 1878, d. 26 Dec. 1908 (Union Co., OR).

  205.   Jessee Benton, b. 28 Jan. 1880, d. 6 July 1895 (Bates Co., MO).

  206.   William Benton, died in infancy.

 

CHILDREN OF SARAH A. SPAIN (22) AND ANDREW J. TURNBO

Nathan A. Turnbo (89) was born about 1857[5] in TN, and died in 1941.  He married Emma T. Bailey, daughter of John T. Bailey and Florine Samuels, about 1880.  She was born about 1870 in TX, and died in 1933.  All their children were born in TX, at least the first in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co.  (R‑14)

Children - Turnbo

  207.   Vesta Parker Turnbo, b. 11 June 1888, d. 7 Aug. 1970 (McAlester Co., OK).

  208.   Ollie N. Turnbo, b.c. 1890.

  209.   Nona Turnbo, b.c. 1895.

  210.   Ora Lee Turnbo, b.c. 1900.

 

Margaret Emma Turnbo (90) was born about 1859[6] in TN.  She married Jefferson Elwood Nowlin in 1878.  He was born in July 1857 in MS.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑14)

Children - Nowlin

  211.   Lorenzo E. Nowlin, b. Aug. 1882.

  212.   Nettie Nowlin, b. Nov. 1883.

  213.   Aubry Nowlin, b. Sept. 1889.

  214.   Blanch E. Nowlin, b. Sept. 1890.

  215.   Uell Nowlin, b. May 1893.

  216.   Lucile Nowlin, b.c. 1894, Frank Delmar Bates.  1 son.

 

CHILDREN OF WILEY J. SPAIN (25) AND LUCILLA McGREGOR

Pitzer Alexander Spain (99) was born in Nov. 1861 in TX, died 21 Jan. 1963 in Paris, Lamar Co., TX, and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Paris, TX.  He married Lynne ‑‑‑‑‑‑, about 1888.  She was born in Nov. 1865 in MS.  This family was recorded on the 1900 and 1910 censuses in Lamar Co., TX; their children were born in TX.  (R‑14)

Children - Spain

  217.   Pitzer Guy Spain, b. 9 April 1890, d. 17 Aug. 1963 (Paris, TX).

  218.   Waldo Spain, b. Jan. 1892.

  219.   Chambers Spain, b Sept. 1894, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 12 April 1927 (Houston Co., TX).  Bur. Paris, TX.

  220.   Mildred Spain, b. July 1896.

  221.   Lurita Spain, b.c. 1899.

  222.   Mona C. Spain, b.c. 1900.

  223.   Erle M. Spain, b.c. 1904.

  224.   Morris Spain, b.c. 1906.

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN N. SPAIN (30) AND MARY E. NICHOLS

Luella Emiline (“Emma”) Spain (106) was born about 1868 in TX.  She married Houston M. Pirtle in Collin Co., TX.  He was born about 1862 in AR.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑14)

Children - Pirtle

  225.   May Pirtle, b.c. 1894.

  226.   Willie Pirtle, b.c. 1896.

  227.   Oretha Pirtle, b.c. 1899.

  228.   John Pirtle

 

James Wilson Spain (107) was born about 1871[7] in TX.  He married Reese Porter Hartwell in Collin Co., TX.  She was born about 1878 in AL.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑14)

Children - Spain

+229.   Waldo Spain, b. 10 Feb. 1896, m. Ola Minnie Tyner, d. Jan. 1970.

  230.   Opal Spain, b.c. 1902.

  231.   Minnie Spain, b.c. 1907.

  232.   James Wilson Spain, b.c. 1912.

  233.   Harold Spain, b.c. 1915.

 

Verona Viola Spain (109) was born about 1878 in TX.  She married Henry J. Thweatt.  He was born in June 1868 in TN.  Both their children were born in TX.  (R‑14)

Children - Thweatt

  234.   Nelson Thweatt, b. July 1896.

  235.   Luther Thweatt, b. March 1898.

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES M. GRAVES (35) AND MARTHA E. COFFMAN

Maranda Francis Graves (110) was born about 1849 in TX.  She married John Fitzhugh Gibson about 1867.  He was born about 1867 in MO.  They were in the 1900 census for Collin Co., TX.  They were in the 1910 census for Collin Co., TX, with children Marvin and Sallie still living with them.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑17)

Children - Gibson

+236.   James Lemuel Gibson, b. Oct. 1868, m. Addie Barrett, c. 1890.

  237.   Louella Gibson, died in infancy.

+238.   Arnetta Pearl Gibson, b. April 1873, m. George Edgar Strother, c. 1895.

+239.   John Edwin Gibson, b. Aug. 1878, m. Clara Spradley, c. 1906.

  240.   George Ransdell Gibson, died in infancy.

  241.   Mary Evelina (“Lena”) Gibson, b. June 1881, m. C. C. York.

+242.   William Marvin Gibson, b. March 1884, m. Mary Windsor Chambers.

+243.   Virginia May Gibson, b. Aug. 1886, m. Jim Webb.

+244.   Sarah Ann Gibson, b. March 1890, m. W. Aurel Belden, c. 1908.

  245.   infant son

 

Mary Elizabeth Graves (111) was born 12 July 1852 in TX, and died 26 Dec. 1932.  She married J. Matthew Slaughter.  She was in the 1880 census for Collin Co., TX, widowed, with her 2 children, living with her parents.  She was in the 1900 census for Precinct 3, Collin Co., TX, widowed, living next to her brother James, with both of her children still living.  Her son James and nephew Jimmie L. Graves (son of her brother George) were living with her.  (R‑17)

Children - Slaughter

  246.   Iva M. Slaughter, b.c. 1874.

+247.   James Matthew Slaughter, b. Dec. 1876, m. Beulah May Jordan.

 

Virginia Rebecca Graves (112) was born in April 1855 in TX.  She married Frederick A. Ogilvie.  She was in the 1900 census for Precinct 3, Collin Co., TX, widowed, with her youngest 4 children living with her, and 5 of her 6 children still living.  She was in the 1910 census for Precinct 3, Collin Co., TX, with adopted daughter Lucile Ogilvie, b.c. 1899 in TX.  All her children were born in TX.  (R‑17)

Children - Ogilvie

  248.   Will Ogilvie

  249.   Martha (“Mattie”) F. Ogilvie, b. April 1855, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hunter.  He was an M.D.

+250.   Frederick Cecil Ogilvie, b. Dec. 1880, m. Myrtle Walden.

+251.   Henry H. Ogilvie, b. Feb. 1885, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+252.   Rena M. Ogilvie, b. April 1888, m. Henry Leigh, c. 1906.

 

George Henry Graves (113) was born 7 Sept. 1857 and died 13 Oct. 1933, both in Melissa, Collin Co., TX.  He supposedly first married Mary Vanters.  However, he was in the 1880 census for Collin Co., TX, unmarried, living with his parents and his younger brother, so it is not obvious when they could have been married.  She was born 8 March 1865 and died 7 Dec. 1890 (this date doesn’t seem to fit).  He second married Rosalie (or Roselea) Beyette (or Beauette) about 1881.  She was born 13 Jan. 1868 in England, and died 1 Feb. 1888 in Melissa, TX.

He third married Sallie (or Sally) Thomas Jordan about 1892.  She was born in Dec. 1860 in KY.  They were in the 1900 census for Collin Co., TX, living near his brother James.  They were in the 1910 census for Collin Co., TX, with son Jessie B. Graves.  They were in the 1920 census for Collin Co., TX, and in the 1930 census for Melissa, Collin Co., TX, with unmarried son Jesse living with them.  He was a day laborer in 1900, and a farmer in 1910, 1920 and 1930.  All his children were born in TX.  (R‑6, R‑17)

Children - Graves, by Mary Vanters

  253.   son, b. and d. 22 Sept. 1882.

+254.   Elsie May Graves, b. 1886, m. John Alexander Lacy, c. 1905.

+255.   James Lewis Graves, b. 17 Jan. 1888, m. Mary Elizabeth Jordan, 1906, d. 12 July 1918.

Children - Graves, by Sally  T. Jordan

  256.   Peck Brazell (or Jessie B.) Graves, b.c. 1900, m. Elizabeth (“Tip”) Evans.

 

James Houston (“Hugh”) Graves (114) was born in March 1861 in TX.  He married Anna (“Annie”) Marshall Wysong about 1887.  She was born in Aug. 1867 in TX.  They were in the 1900 census for Precinct 3, Collin Co., TX, living next to his sister Mary Slaughter.  They were in the 1910 census for Collin Co., TX.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑17)

Children - Graves

  257.   Leva W. Graves, b. Sept. 1887, m. Joe Moore.

  258.   Mary F. (or Lou) Graves, b. June 1890.

+259.   Bessie Graves, b. April 1893, m. George Winfred Moore.

  260.   Ruth Graves, b.c. 1903.

 

CHILDREN OF JULIA Y. GRAVES (43)

James Thomas Spain (118) was born about 1850 in VA, and died after 1900.  He married Sarah J. Stegall, daughter of John Stegall and Jane Newton, about 1873.  She was born 27 Feb. 1847 in VA, died 1 March 1931 in Norlina, Warren Co., NC, and was buried in Mt. Auburn Cem., Warren Co., NC.  This family was recorded on the 1880 census in Nutbush, Warren Co., NC and the 1900 census in Boydton, Mecklenburg Co., VA; their children were born in VA except for the last three who were born in NC.  In 1910, Sarah and six of her children were recorded on the census in West Warrenton, Warren Co., NC.  She stated that eleven of her twelve children were living.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain

  261.   Ada J. Spain (twin), b. Aug. 1873, never married.

  262.   Ida Spain (twin), b. Aug. 1873, d. in childhood.

+263.   Viola Spain, b. March 1875, m. Henry Holloway Hilliard, c. 1898, d. 23 Aug. 1915.

+264.   Stephen Alexander Spain, b. 10 May 1877, m. Emma Frances Rudd, c. 1899, d. 16 March 1948.

  265.   Louise (“Lou”) Spain, b.c. 1878 (or 15 Nov. 1881), m. Frank Johnson Reid, d. 30 Nov. 1965 (Henderson, Vance Co., NC).  One adopted son, Frank Johnson Reid, Jr.  Bur. Elmwood Cem. (Henderson, NC).  The 1880 census lists her as age 2; her death certificate gives the 15 Nov. 1881 birth date.

+266.   J. Dawson Spain, b. Jan. 1883, m. Nat J. Harris.

+267.   George Hurley Spain, b. 2 Sept. 1884, m. Bessie Mae Shearin, c. 1912, d. 24 Jan. 1960.

  268.   Robert Luke Spain, b. 30 Aug. 1885, never married, d. 18 Oct. 1957.  Bur. Greenwood Cem. (Macon, Warren Co., NC).

+269.   Patrick Henry Spain, b. 30 Sept. 1888, m. Virgia Lee Spain (#289), c. 1928, d. 10 Dec. 1951.

+270.   Lewis Alvin Spain, b. 17 Aug. 1890, m. Susie Rebecca Rivers, c. 1918, d. 7 Oct. 1960.

  271.   Bertha Long Spain, b. 15 Aug. 1893, m. Clarence Jerman Adams (#292), c. 1914, d. 27 July 1988.  See #292 for descendants.

 

John Francis Spain (119) was born in Sept. 1854 (or 8 Sept. 1856) in VA, and died 17 Sept. 1926 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC[8].  He married Martha Ellen Rooker, daughter of William Rooker and Almeta Newman, about 1889.  She was born 16 July 1871 in KY, and died 17 March 1949 in Henderson, Vance Co., NC.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Nutbush, Warren Co., NC, the 1910 census in West Warrenton, Warren Co., NC, and the 1920 census in Warrenton, Warren Co., NC; their children were born in NC.  They were buried in Norlina, Warren Co., NC.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain

+272.   Alva John Spain, b. 8 Sept. 1890, m. Susie J. Rooker, c. 1911, d. aft. 1930.

+273.   Austin George Spain, b. 21 Oct. 1889, m. Myrtle Spain, d. 11 Dec. 1943.

+274.   Herman Foote Spain, b. 17 Feb. 1894, m. Janet Virginia Delbridge, c. 1918, d. 28 Jan. 1926.

+275.   Brown Melvin Spain, b. 1 June 1896, m(1) Bessie Mae ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1925, m(2) Madge Boyles, d. 20 Dec. 1970.

+276.   Lonnie F. Spain, b. 19 Nov. 1900, m(1) Jessie May Haskins, c. 1920, m(2) Cassie Robertson, d. 9 Jan. 1948.

+277.   Claxton Spain, b.c. 1904, m. Billie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

William W. Spain (120) was born about 1856 in VA, died in 1924, and was buried in Mt. Auburn Church Cem., Warren Co., NC.  He married Martha (“Patty”) Atkins about 1882.  She was born in Sept. 1861 in VA.  This family was recorded on the 1900 and 1910 censuses in Palmer Springs, Mecklenburg Co., VA; their children were born in VA.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain

+278.   Annie Mary Spain, b. Feb. 1883, m. Melville Gregory, c. 1901, d. bet. 1910-1920.

  279.   William Lee Spain, b. 24 Nov. 1885.

+280.   Ruth V. Spain, b. May 1890, m. W. F. Watkins.

  281.   Grace E. Spain, b. Jan. 1893, never married.  She was a deaf mute.  Bur. Mt. Auburn Cem.

+282.   Edward Thomas Spain, b. 12 June 1895, m. Mary Alford, d. 28 Nov. 1978.

  283.   David Atkins Spain, b. 11 March 1898, m(1) Flaudie Satterwhite, m(2) Veva Oakes, d. 21 May 1989.  Death date is from the SSDI; last residence was Lynchburg, VA.  She was b. 12 Sept. 1905 (Person Co., NC), dau. of John Robert Oakes and Mary Catherine ‑‑‑‑‑‑, and d. 14 June 2005.  Both bur. New Bethel Church Cem. (Rougemont, NC).

 

Silas Young Spain (121) was born 18 Dec. 1858 in VA, and died 11 March 1930.  He married Amy Williams, daughter of Reuben Williams and Ursula Satterwhite, about 1889.  She was born 30 May 1857 in Warren Co., NC, and died 8 Dec. 1929 in Nutbush, Warren Co., NC.  They were buried in Mt. Auburn Church Cem., Warren Co., NC.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Nutbush, Warren Co., NC; their children were born in NC.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain

  284.   Myrtle Long Spain, b. 14 Oct. 1891, m. Austin George Spain (#273), d. 13 May 1969.  See #273 for descendants.

+285.   Lola Spain, b. 28 May 1896, m. Jesse Linwood Capps, d. 30 July 1944.

+286.   Richard Young Spain, b. 13 Sept. 1898, m. Elsie Watkins, d. 2 Aug. 1967.

 

George Madison Spain (122) was born 18 Nov. 1860 in VA, and died 5 June 1933 in Smith Creek, Warren Co., NC[9].  He married Florence Virginia Atkins about 1890.  She was born 22 Oct. 1869 in Keats, VA, and died 5 May 1940 in Palmer Springs, VA.  They were buried in Mt. Auburn Church Cem., Warren Co., NC.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Nutbush, Warren Co., NC, the 1910 census in Palmer Springs, Mecklenburg Co., VA, and the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Warrenton, Warren Co., NC; their children were born in NC.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain

  287.   Susan Young Spain, b. Sept. 1892.

+288.   David Allen Spain, b. 3 March 1894, m. Lena Jennie Sandford, d. 9 Feb. 1985.

  289.   Virgia Lee Spain, b. 28 Aug. 1903, m. Patrick Henry Spain (#269), c. 1928, d. 5 Aug. 1976.  See #269 for descendants.

 

Daniel Lewis Adams (123) was born 10 Oct. 1864 in VA (or Warren Co., NC), and died 8 Dec. 1912 in Warren Co., NC.  He married Susan Elizabeth Paynter, daughter of Robert Paynter and Frances Elizabeth Ellington, about 1886.  She was born in Sept. 1864 in Wise, Warren Co., NC, died 6 April 1939 in Hawtree, Warren Co., NC, and was buried in Macon Cem[10].  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Nutbush, Warren Co., NC and the 1910 census in Sixpound, Warren Co., NC; their children were born in NC.  In 1920, Susan was a widow and lived with her son Clarence’s family in Hawtree, NC.  Susan and her widowed daughter Ella were recorded on the 1930 census in Smith Creek, Warren Co., NC.  (R‑16)

Children - Adams

  290.   Robert Thomas Adams, b. 2 Sept. 1889.

  291.   Ella Young Adams, b. 15 June 1890, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Andrew Percy Reid, d. 30 July 1975.  Bur. Greenwood Cem. (Macon, Warren Co., NC).

+292.   Clarence Jerman Adams, b. 30 June 1891, m. Bertha Long Spain (#271), c. 1914, d. 7 April 1965.

  293.   George Adams, b. 6 Dec. 1893.

 

 

GENERATION 5

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM S. GRAVES (51)

Mahala Caroline Graves (125) was born 8 March 1846[11] (or 14 March 1845[12]) in Greene Co., MO, and died 23 May 1931 (at age 85 years, 2 months, and 15 days) at the family home in Tioga, Grayson Co., TX.  She married John Franklin Rodgers on 1 Jan. 1862 in Parker Co., TX.  He was born 8 Aug. 1838 in Greene Co., MO, and died 21 April 1920.  They were both buried in the Masonic Cem., Pilot Point, TX.  Mahala and John were among the founding members of the Shilo Methodist Church located east of Tioga, Grayson Co., TX.  The church was located on the northwest corner of their farm.

Mahala and John also raised Clarissa Addie Counts, called Addie, who was John’s niece.  She went to live with them when she was about 11 or 12 years old.  She was born in Nov. 1887 in TX.  She married Prince Young and had 3 children, 1 boy and 2 girls.

The following obituary was in the Sherman Daily Democrat for May 25, 1931.  It was on a newspaper microfilm at the Sherman, Texas Public Library.

“Mrs. John F. Rodgers

Tioga, TX - Mrs. John F. Rodgers, 85, died Saturday at 2 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N. J. Vanzant, after several days illness.  She had been in declining health for several years and ten days ago suffered a fall.  She was the wife of a pioneer community builder here.

She had lived in Texas 62 years and is survived by her daughters, Mrs. N. J. Vanzandt, Mrs. Ed Reynolds, and a niece, Mrs. Prince Young; 22 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  Two brothers, Dan Graves of Tioga, and Ben Graves of Sherman; and five sisters, in addition to many other relatives.

Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church at 4 p.m. and were conducted by Rev. Roy Massingale, pastor, with burial aat Pilot Point.  Rrelatives attending included Mrs. O. Blakley of Sherman.”

Both the children of Mahala and John were born in Parker Co., TX.  (R‑11)

Children - Rodgers

  294.   Nancy Jane Rodgers, b. 14 Oct. 1863, m. John Henry Vanzant, d. 1 Aug. 1940.

  295.   Mary Elizabeth Rodgers, b. 9 Nov. 1865, m. Edward Willis Reynolds, 4 Feb. 1883.

 

Mary Jane Graves (126) was born 20 May 1847 in Dallas Co., MO.  She married Will Garrison.  (R‑11)

Children - Garrison

  296.   Dan Garrison

  297.   Will Garrison

  298.   Perry Lee Garrison

  299.   Becky Garrison

 

Daniel Boone Graves (127) was born 26 April 1849 in Dallas Co., MO, died 10 Oct. 1935 (at age 86 years, 3 months, 13 days) at his home in Tioga, Grayson Co., TX, and was buried in Masonic Cem., Pilot Point, Denton Co., TX.  He first married Mary Skelton.  She was born about 1847, probably in AL.  He married second Carrie (‑‑‑‑‑‑) Myers on 10 Feb. 1903.  She did not have any children by Daniel, but brought five from her first marriage.  He farmed all his life until he retired in 1925.

The following obituary was taken from the Sherman Democrat, Sherman, Grayson Co., TX, Oct. 11, 1935.

“Daniel Boone Graves

Funeral services for Daniel Boone Graves, pioneer resident who died Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Elvington, were held Friday at 3 p.m. in the Methodist Church, Tioga, TX, by Elder H. G. Ball.  Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery, Pilot Point, TX, with Beck Funeral Home in charge.  Mr. Graves was born in Missouri on April 26, 1849.  He came to Texas in 1861 and to Tioga in 1865.  He was a member of the Christian Church.

Pallbearers were Jeff May, Charles Nicholson, C. L. Woodall, J. E. Autrey, C. Graves and George McKinley.

He is survived by 5 children: Mrs. Mollie Huffman of Dallas, Mrs. Eva Hayes of Kansas City, Missouri, Mrs. Lula Baker of Gainesville, TX, Mrs. Wylie Elvington and Joel Graves of Tioga.

Out of town relatives attending were: Mrs. C. H. Chumbley and Cecil Baker of Gainesville, Mrs. Tom Logston and Roy Logston of Whitesboro, Mrs. Jessie Haven of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Walter Huffman of Dallas, Mrs. John Logan of Madill, Oklahoma, Mrs. John Campbell and Mrs. Arnold Logston of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Clyde Hope of Celina.”

They were in the 1900 census for Precinct 5, Grayson Co., TX.  (R‑11)

Children - Graves, by Mary Skelton

  300.   Ella Graves, b. 1870.

  301.   Elizabeth Graves, b. 1872.

+302.   Myrtle Maye Graves, b. 11 April 1880, m(1) W. J. Wofford, 20 June 1897, m(2) Wylie T. Elvington, d. 3 Sept. 1953.

  303.   James Joel Graves, b. 29 Dec. 1882 (Tioga, Grayson Co., TX), m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Lillie Sarton, m(3) Pearl ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 27 Oct. 1959 (at the home of his niece, Lillian Nannie Wofford Hope, 1204 East Jones, Sherman, Grayson Co., TX).  Bur. in Masonic Cem., Pilot Point, Denton Co., TX.  No children.

+304.   Louella Graves, b. 3 Aug. 1884, m(1) Sol Logston, m(2) W. D. Baker, d. 20 Jan. 1938.

+305.   Eva Graves, b. 7 Nov. 1885, m. John William Hayes, d. 15 Aug. 1959.

+306.   Mollie Graves, b. 11 Dec. 1887, m. Walter Clifford Huffman, d. 7 Jan. 1975.

 

Lucreatia A. Graves (128) was born 18 Dec. 1850 in Dallas Co., MO, and died 28 Dec. 1914.  She married Theodore Leonard Miller.  He was born 30 Oct. 1849 and died 25 Dec. 1913.  They were both buried in Belew Cem., 3 miles south of Pilot Point, Denton Co., TX.  (R‑11)

Children - Miller

  307.   William Solomon Miller, b. 9 Dec. 1868 (Emerson Chapel, southeast of Tioga, TX), m. Louvisa Jane Gilbert, d. 13 Nov. 1942.  He burned to death in a gas explosion at his home in Tioga, Grayson Co., TX.  His daughter, Essie Elaine Dunnam, was also killed in the explosion.

  308.   Roxie Miller, b. Dec. 1870, m. Elbert Taylor.

  309.   Elizabeth Miller, b. Dec. 1872, m. John Emery.

  310.   Joe Miller, m. Francis Lemons.

  311.   Charlie Miller, m. Bertie Holford.

  312.   Nannie Miller, m. Eddie Holford.

  313.   Rosa Miller, m. Joe Menton.

  314.   Maud Miller, m. Walter Powell.

  315.   Nora Miller, m. Jim Matthews.

  316.   Eugene Miller, m. Myrtle ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  317.   Leonard Miller, m. Ollie Sturch.

 

Roxanne (“Roxie”) A. Graves (129) was born in 1852.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Quinn.  (R‑11)

Children - Quinn

  318.   Helen Quinn

  319.   John Quinn

  320.   Henry Quinn

 

Nathaniel Calvin (“Ben”) Graves (130) was born 7 April 1854 in Dallas Co., MO, near Springfield, and died 26 Feb. 1942 at 1525 North Woods St., Sherman, Grayson Co., TX.  He married Mary Clay Simpson on 19 (or 17) Nov. 1881 in Grayson Co., TX.  She was born 7 Feb. 1866 in Lafayette Co., MO, and died in 1951.  They were both buried in the Masonic Cem., Pilot Point, Denton Co., TX.

The following obituary was taken from the Sherman Democrat, Sherman, Grayson Co., TX, Feb. 26, 1942.

“Ben Graves Funeral Here – Retired Cattle Man Dies After Long Illness

N. C. (Ben) Graves, 87 year old retired cattle dealer, died Thursday at 12:40 p.m. at his home, 1525 North Woods.  He had been confined to his bed two years and had been critically ill the last 10 days.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Waldo Chapel with burial at Pilot Point.

Surviving are his widow, three sons, O. L. and Roy Graves of San Angelo, and Claud Graves of McKinney; three daughters, Mrs. O. F. Wilson of Plano, Mrs. L. F. Hickey of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Dorothy Cade of the home address and three sisters.

Mr. Graves was born near Springfield, Missouri, April 7, 1854.  He came to Texas with his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Sam Graves, when five years old, settling in Parker County near Weatherford.  The family later moved in the sixties to Tioga, where Mr. Graves married Miss Mary Clay Simpson on Nov. 17, 1881.  They moved to Sherman on Nov. 11, 1918, and had resided here since.  The Graves selebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary last fall.

Mr. Graves raised cattle in large numbers before railroads were built in Texas and had to drive them through to Kansas, taking months to make the trips.

While living in Parker County, near Springtown, Mr. Graves had much experience with wolves, with buffaloes, and Indians.

He was an intimate friend of the late Tom Waggoner of Fort Worth and knew quite well the famous Sam Bass and Frank James, and the father of former governor Bill Murray of Oklahoma.”

They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Precinct 5, Grayson Co., TX, with her widowed mother living with them.  (R‑11)

Children - Graves

  321.   Oscar L. Graves, b. 1883.

+322.   Roy G. Graves, b. Aug. 1885, m. Ethel ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1905.

  323.   Linnie Graves, b. April 1887.

  324.   Ferdie Graves, b. 18 Sept. 1889, d. 19 Sept. 1890.

  325.   Maude E. Graves

  326.   Claude (“Pete”) Graves

  327.   Myrtle R. Graves

  328.   Minnie M. Graves

  329.   Ben Calvin Graves, b. 8 April 1903, d. 4 April 1904.

 

Lucinda (“Sis”) Graves (131) was born 15 Sept. 1856 in Dallas Co., MO, died 2 Aug. 1946 at home in Tioga, Grayson Co., TX, and was buried in Belew Cem., 3 miles south of Pilot Point, Denton Co., TX.  She married George W. Talley.  (R‑11)

Children - Talley

  330.   Allie Talley

+331.   Annie Talley, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ McKinley.

  332.   Eddie Talley

  333.   George Elvis Talley, b. 5 Nov. 1882.

 

Henry Slavin Graves (132) was born 13 March 1859 in Dallas Co., MO, P.O. Long Lane, and died 9 June 1924 in Tioga, Grayson Co., Texas.  He first married Dora Susan Gibbs on 5 Jan. 1877 in Denton, Denton Co., Texas.  She was born 4 Dec. 1856 in TN, was reared in Bolivar, Washington Co., Texas, and died 25 Oct. 1920.  They were both buried in Belew Cem., Denton Co., Texas, 3 miles south of Pilot Point.

He was secondly married to Mary (Thompson) Keen, daughter of Z. U. Thompson and Evaline Armstead, on 16 Jan. 1915 at Tioga, Grayson Co., Texas, by Solomon Miller.  (Solomon Miller was a nephew of Henry S. Graves, and was a Church of Christ minister.)  Mary was born 11 Aug. 1875 near Lebanon, TN, died 28 Sept. 1977 at 102 yrs., 1 mo., 17 days, and was buried in Tioga Cem., Tioga, Texas.

Henry's first 6 children were born in Denton Co., Texas, and the next 2 in Tioga, Grayson Co., Texas.  (R‑5, R‑11)

Children - Graves, by Dora S. Gibbs

  334.   Laura Ellen Graves, b. 5 Oct. 1878, m. Charlie Marlow.

  335.   Charlie Adams Graves, b. 24 Dec. 1879, m. Ida B. Smith.  They were in the 1920 census for Denton Co., TX, living next to his brother George, with no children.

+336.   George William Graves, b. 7 Feb. 1883, m. Helen Lyle Turpin.

+337.   Henry Clay Graves, b. 9 Nov. 1885, m. Ethel Montra Keen.

+338.   Convis Lee Graves, b. 17 April 1889, m(1) Lela Ethel Truehitt, m(2) Bessie Payne, d. 1954.

+339.   Walter Weatherford Graves, b. 28 Nov. 1895, m. Mabel Etna Smith.

Children - Graves, by Mary T. Keen

+340.   Jewel B. Graves, b. 25 Oct. 1915, m. Chester Rand Gaddie, 23 Oct. 1932.

+341.   James Odom Graves, b. 23 July 1918, m(1) Rita Mae Chaffin, m(2) Irene (Pike) Harnden, 24 June 1967.

 

Sarah Elizabeth Graves (133) was born 17 Feb. 1861 in Parker Co., TX, and died 8 Nov. 1948 at Littlefield, TX.  She married Samuel Clay Sarton on 29 Sept. 1877 in Denton Co., TX, by John Green, M.G.  He was born 5 Aug. 1852 and died 19 Nov. 1928.  They were both buried in the Masonic Cem., Pilot Point, Denton Co., TX.  They adopted and raised their three grandchildren by their daughter Tollie.  (R‑11)

Children - Sarton

  342.   May Sarton, m. Collins Hewkel.

+343.   Tollie Sarton, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Payne.

  344.   Bessie Sarton

  345.   Clarence Elbert Sarton, b. 27 June 1895, m. Dessie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 23 Oct. 1982.

  346.   Cora Sarton, m. Pink Long.

 

Willie Janette (or Janet or Genette) Graves (134) was born 26 April 1863.  She first married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Ware.  She married second Ben Miller about 1896.  (R‑11)

Children - Ware

  347.   Sophie Ware

  348.   Luther Ware, b. Oct. 1885.

  349.   Lee P. Ware, b. Nov. 1887.

Children - Miller

  350.   Roy Miller

 

Samantha Adeline (or Samatha Adaline) Graves (135) was born 29 Oct. 1866 in Parker Co., TX, and died 7 Feb. 1952 in San Diego, CA.  She married Thomas Marion Burgett on 6 Aug. 1889 in Grayson Co., TX, by B. H. Webster, minister.  He was born 26 April 1863 in PA, and died 3 Sept. 1897 in Tioga, Grayson Co., TX.  They were both buried in the Masonic Cem., Pilot Point, Denton Co., TX.  All their children were born in Tioga, TX.  (R‑11)

Children - Burgett

  351.   Cassie May Burgett, b. 7 May 1890.

  352.   Onnie Ulas Burgett, b. 20 April 1892.

  353.   Stella Burgett, b. 14 June 1894.

  354.   Marion Frances Burgett, b. 31 July 1897.

 

CHILDREN OF NARCISSA J. GRAVES (52) AND NATHAN D. HARRIS

Louisa E. Harris (137) was born about 1842 in MO.  She married John D. Williams, probably about 1859.  He was born about 1838 in TN, and apparently died before 1880 (since he was not listed with his wife in that census).  The fact that his older daughter was born about 1865, leads to the suspicion that John may have died at the end of the Civil War.  John, Louisa, and daughter Mary were in the 1860 census for Washington Twp., Dallas Co., MO, page 78, dwelling 519.  Louisa was listed as E. Harris with daughter Elizabeth in the household of her parents in the 1880 census for Washington Twp., Dallas Co., MO, page 308A.  Both children were born in MO.

Children - Williams

  355.   Mary N. Williams, b.c. 1860.

  356.   Elizabeth Williams, b.c. 1865.

 

Thomas D. Harris (138) was born about 1844 in MO.  He married Ellen ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1850 in MO.  They were in the 1880 census for Washington, Dallas Co., MO, page 308B.  All their children were born in MO.

Children - Harris

  357.   Franklin Harris, b.c. 1871.

  358.   Simeon Harris, b.c. 1873.

  359.   James E. Harris, b.c. 1875.

  360.   Della M. Harris, b.c. 1877.

 

James Preston (“Press”) Harris (141) was born about 1852 in MO.  He was a farmer.  He married Pernetia A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1857 in KY.  They were in the 1880 census for Washington, Dallas Co., MO, page 308B, living next to his brother Thomas.  All their children were born in MO.

Children - Harris

  361.   Lu E. Harris, b.c. 1877.

  362.   Berty L. Harris, b.c. 1878.

 

Mary J. Harris (144) was born about 1858 in MO.  She married Joseph (“Joe”) B. Boyd.  He was born about 1854 in MO.  They were in the 1880 census for Washington, Dallas Co., MO, page 308B.  He was a farmer.

Children - Boyd

  363.   Edna A. Boyd, b.c. 1879 (MO).

 

CHILDREN OF PRESTON J. GRAVES (53) AND MELINDA MARLIN

John Franklin Graves (149) was born 20 May 1851 and died 9 May 1940, both in Dallas Co., MO.  He first married Sarah Ellen Patterson, daughter of Thomas B. Patterson and Angeline ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 4 March 1880 in Dallas Co.  She was born 18 July 1853 in MO, and died 7 April 1896 in Dallas Co., MO.  He married second Etta E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1904.  She was born about 1870-1872 in IL.

John and Ellen were in the 1880 census for Washington Twp., Dallas Co., MO, with no children.  John was in the 1900 census for Washington Twp., Dallas Co., MO, as a widower.  He and Etta were in the 1910 census for Benton, Dallas Co., MO, and in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Washington Twp., Dallas Co., MO.  He was a farmer.  All his children were born in MO.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves, by Sarah E. Patterson

+364.   Jackson A. Graves, b. Dec. 1881, m. Lucy M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1908.

+365.   William A. Graves, b. Sept. 1883, m. Minnie A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1906.

+366.   John F. Graves, b. July 1885, m. Tena ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1911.

+367.   Rosa Alice Graves, b. 6 Sept. 1888, m. Joseph Martin Snodgrass, 23 Dec. 1906, d. 28 Jan. 1953.

  368.   Albert C. Graves, b. Sept. 1890.

Children - Graves, by Etta ‑‑‑‑‑‑

+369.   Lawrence E. Graves, b.c. 1906, m. Bertha M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1928.

 

Rev. Albert Jackson Graves (154) was born 28 April 1860 in Webster Co., Mo., and died 4 March 1938 in Fresno, Calif.  He first married Lougenia Margaret Herd on 24 Feb. 1878.  She was born 14 Feb. 1860 in Dallas Co., Mo., and died 14 Jan. 1893 in Forkner Hill, Mo.  He secondly married Sarah ("Sadie") VanZant on 8 Jan. 1894.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

  370.   Lonza Vernon Graves, b. 1 Jan. 1879, m. Anna Grace McCall, d. 10 March 1961.

  371.   George Graves, died in infancy.

  372.   Dwight Lyman Graves, b. 17 July 1882, d. 7 May 1906.

  373.   Mattie Graves, b. 5 Aug. 1884, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Forkner.

+374.   William Preston Graves, b. 9 Sept. 1886, m. Alice Grace Hawn, d. 23 Aug. 1939.

  375.   Albert Jackson Graves, b. 16 Sept. 1888, m. Merle Hill, d. 31 Aug. 1958.

  376.   Olin Carl Graves, b. 13 Dec. 1890, d. 21 June 1912.

 

CHILDREN OF WESLEY D. GRAVES (56)

Andrew Jackson (“Jack”) Graves (159) was born 25 March 1852 in MO, and died 21 Sept. 1926.  He married Nancy Catherine Waller, daughter of Adam Waller and Elizabeth J. Smalley.  She was born about 1856 in Mountain Springs, Boone Co., AR, with both her parents born in TN (according to the 1880 census).  She died 11 July 1923.  They were both buried in Sanders Cem., Batavia, Boone Co., AR.

The family was in the 1880 census for Carrollton, Boone Co., AR, page 492C, listing him as A. J., farmer, father born in TN and mother born in AR.  They were in the 1900 census for Carrollton Twp., Boone Co., AR, with Andrew Graves (indexed as Graver), 48, Nancy C., 45, their last 5 children, and her mother Elizabeth Waller, 65.  They were in the 1910 census for Carrollton Twp., Boone Co., AR, with Jack, 58, Nancy C., 56, Marion E., 16, Bessie, 18, and Edna, 3 months, granddaughter.  They had been married 39 years, and 9 of their 10 children were still living.  All their children were born in Boone Co., AR.

In the 1920 census for Batavia, Boone Co., AR, ED 37, page 10B, dwelling 47, there was a Jack Graves, 65, born TN, farmer, father born in VA, mother born in TN, wife Martha, 59, born TN, son Joe, 30, born AR.  It was thought that this might be Andrew Jackson Graves with a second wife and a child of Martha by a previous marriage.  Even though this is the only Jack Graves that can be found in the 1920 census and a Jack Graves with wife Martha has not been found in the 1910 census,, this is probably not the same person.  R‑10 has provided death dates for Jack and Nancy Catherine Graves, showing they were both still alive in 1920, so perhaps they were just missed in that census.  (R‑10)

Children - Graves

+377.   James William Graves, b. 10 Dec. 1871, m. Wilhelmina Kate Spencer, 22 Oct. 1916, d. 29 June 1929.

  378.   Adam Wesley Graves, b. 3 Aug. 1873.

  379.   David Huston Graves, b. 4 Feb. 1875, d. 29 Oct. 1875.  Bur. Sanders Cem., Batavia, Boone Co., AR.

  380.   Charles Henry Graves, b. 25 Nov. 1876.

  381.   Mary Elizabeth Graves, b. 9 Jan. 1879, m. Porter Eddins (or Edins), d. 7 Aug. 1914.  She was bur. Sanders Cem., Batavia, Boone Co., AR.  There was a Porter Edings, 23, b. March 1877 in AR, with wife Bettie, 19, b. April 1881 in AR, boarders, in the 1900 census for Carrollton Twp., Boone Co., AR.

+382.   Sallie Jane Graves, b. 9 Nov. 1881, m. Albert Thomas Sexton, 19 Sept. 1900, d. 10 Jan. 1959.

+383.   Lonzo Jackson Graves, b. 14 Nov. 1884, m. Clara Knotts.

  384.   Julia Belle Graves, b. 10 April 1889, m. Walter Lee Sanders.

  385.   Bessie Anne Graves, b. 23 May 1891, m. Preston Baker.

+386.   Marion Erastus Graves, b. 12 March 1894, m. Mary Jane Gifford, d. 30 July 1984.

 

Samuel D. Graves (165) was born 10 July 1872 in Harrison, Boone Co., AR, died 2 July 1958, and was buried in Capps Cem., Capps, Boone Co., AR.  He married Chloe (or Clara) ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1873 in AR.  They were in the censuses for Bryan Twp., Boone Co., AR in 1910 (ED 39, page 165B, house 11), and 1930 (ED 5, page 3A, house 58).  They were in the 1920 census for Harrison Twp., Boone Co., AR, indexed as Gravis..  All their children were born in AR.  (R‑10)

Children - Graves

+387.   Samuel Hugh Graves, b.c. 1899, m. Viva D. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  388.   Mary M. Graves, b.c. 1901.

  389.   Bona (or Bond ?) G. Graves, b.c. 1903.

 

CHILDREN OF HOWELL J. GRAVES (59) AND CALISTA D. PINEGAR

Virginia Adeline (or Anne) (“Jenny” or “Jennie”) Graves (168) was born 25 March (or Oct.) 1857[13] in Conway, MO, and died after 1920 in MO.  She first married Nathan C. Bozarth on 25 Oct. 1877 in Dallas Co., MO.  He was born 2 Feb. 1851 in White Co., TN, died 20 June 1895 in Clarksville, Johnson Co., AR, and was buried in Minnow Creek Cem., Clarksville.  She married second Joseph Dunkin between 1900 and 1910 in MO.  He was born about 1848 and died before 1920, both in MO.  Virginia, Nathan, and their two older children were in the 1880 census for Washington Twp., Dallas Co., MO, page 297D.  (R‑8)

Children - Bozarth

+390.   Oscar A. Bozarth, b.c. 1879, m. Cora A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑., c. 1903.

  391.   Alpha G. Bozarth, b. 1880 (MO).  She was in the household of John Pipkin as a servant in the 1900 census for Springfield, North Campbell Twp., Greene Co., MO.

  392.   Burton (or Barton) Bozarth, b.c. 1895, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was in the 1920 census for Washington Twp., Webster Co., MO, ED 139, page 7B, listed as Barton Bozarth, 25, wife (name unreadable, maybe Ida or Ila), 25, and mother Jennie, widowed, 64, all born in MO.

  393.   Lula Bozarth, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Wilkerson.

 

Louvisa Ann (“Vicy”) Graves (169) was probably born 22 Sept. 1859.  She married Major M. Harryman.  He was born about 1856 in IL.  He may have been a son of Charles and Mandy Harryman who were living nearby in 1880.  They were in the 1880 census for Washington Twp., Dallas Co., MO, page 305C, with no children.  They were in the 1920 census for Wilson Twp., ED 28, Dallas Co., MO, page 1B, with one son, Elbert.  They probably had other children.  The 1920 census listed her as Levicia.

Children - Harryman

  394.   H. Elbert Harryman, b.c. 1886 (MO).

 

Mary Elizabeth Graves (170) was born about 3 Nov. 1861 in Conway, Laclede Co., MO, and died 5 April 1902.  She married Henry Madison (“Matt”) Browning.  He was born 5 Dec. 1859 in TN, and died 17 March 1923 in Oilton, OK.  (R‑8)

Children - Browning

+395.   Clara Lutisha Browning, m. H. B. Acree.

 

William Henry Graves (172) was born 25 Dec. 1865 at his parents’ farm in Laclede Co., MO, near the town of Conway, MO, and died 21 June 1941.  In the 1880’s he migrated from Laclede Co., MO to Johnson Co., AR, where one of his sisters and her husband were already living.  He married Martha Ann Garner.  She died 11 Nov. 1941, only a few months after her husband.

They eventually purchased a farm of their own near the hamlet of Ludwig in Johnson Co., AR.  Locally, William Henry Graves is remembered for being one of the first persons to introduce the cultivation of peaches to Johnson Co.  He operated the Mountain Valley Orchards on his farm.  By the early twentieth century, the peach industry had become the mainstay of the local economy, and even now an annual peach festival is celebrated in Clarksville every year.  William died suddenly when lightening struck a peach shed on his farm in which he and a young farm hand, Zane Hudson, were working.  Both were killed instantly.  Both William and Martha were buried in the Oakland Cem., Clarksville, AR.  (R‑7)

Children - Graves

+396.   William Argus Graves, b. 8 May 1901, m. Mabel Morehart, d. 12 March 1988.

 

Sarah Frances Graves (173) was born 10 or 16 May 1868 in MO.  She married Alferd Voorshee Rhoten on 7 Oct. 1883.  He was born 11 July 1864.  (R‑8)

Children - Rhoten

  397.   Dora Ann Rhoten, b. 18 March 1886, d. 2 May 1982.

  398.   Cora Myrtle Rhoten, b. 3 Feb. 1888, d. 12 Sept. 1943.

  399.   Victoria Narciss Rhoten, b. 21 June 1890, d. 14 May 1949.

  400.   David Ousburn Rhoten, b. 8 Dec. 1892, d. 12 Aug. 1966.

  401.   Iva Mae Rhoten, b. 25 April 1895.

  402.   Lucy Maude Rhoten, b. 26 Feb. 1897, d. 16 Feb. 1907.

  403.   Dixie Ervin Rhoten, b. 15 Feb. 1902, d. 14 Dec. 1974.

  404.   Milburn Lawrance Rhoten, b. 22 May 1905, d. 20 Dec. 1973.

  405.   Roxie Florance Rhoten, b. 22 May 1905, d. 16 July 1905.

  406.   Mollie Loretta Rhoten, b. 31 Jan. 1907.

  407.   Cecil Herbert Rhoten, b. 18 May 1911, d. 10 Jan. 1986.

 

Samuel Ervin Graves (174) was born 10 June 1871 near Conway in Dallas Co., MO, and died 5 (or 3) June 1933 in Conway, MO.  He married Mary Etta Stone on 30 Aug. 1894 in Conway, Laclede Co., MO.  She was born about 1877 in MO, died about 1971 in Conway, MO, and was buried in Conway Cem., Conway, MO.  She was a daughter of Daniel Carlen Stone (b. 16 Jan. 1853, Laclede Co., MO, d. 27 Jan. 1929, Springfield, MO, son of James Stone) and Laura Beck (b. 17 Feb. 1860, d. 28 March 1886, dau. of Soloman N. Beck and Cintha M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑), married in 1876.  Samuel and Mary were both buried in Conway Cem.  At least their first 6 children were born in Conway, MO.  (R‑8)

Children - Graves

  408.   Velma Myrtle Graves, b. 11 July 1898, never married, d. 15 Nov. 1987 (Springfield, MO).

  409.   Laura E. Graves, b. 28 Sept. 1900, m. Tom Sturdavant (or Sturdevant), d. May 1987.  No children.

+410.   Roy Newton Graves, b. 7 July 1902, m. Wilma Tribble, d. 9 July 1986.

+411.   Flora Mae Graves, b. 21 Sept. 1907, m. Warren McMenus, d. 17 June 1988.

  412.   Mable N. Graves, b. 2 Feb. 1910, m. Carl Mannerow, d. 20 June 1994 (MD).  No children.

+413.   Joseph Daniel Graves, b. 11 Sept. 1916, m. Mary Teresa Morino, 30 July 1943.

+414.   Marietta Graves, b. 1924, m(1) Paul Carlson, m(2) David Gilliland.

 

Narcissus Elzerine Graves (176) was born 24 Jan. 1875 in MO, and died 9 Aug. 1954.  She married Joseph S. Sharick.  He was born about 1859 in IL.  They were in the 1920 census for Swan Twp., Taney Co., MO, ED 238, page 4B.  All their children were born in MO.

Children - Sharick

  415.   Ralph R. Sharick, b.c. 1901.

  416.   Arch Sharick, b.c. 1910.

  417.   Jo Sharick, b.c. 1917.

 

Pelina (or Plina) Glen Graves (177) was born in Aug. 1878.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Thomas.  They lived in Garrison, Christian Co., MO.  In the 1920 census for Swan Twp., Taney Co., MO, ED 238, page 4B, Plina was in the household of her brother-in-law and sister, Joseph S. Sharick.  She was listed as Plina Glenn, divorced, with son Luther M. Glenn.  Was Glenn (or Glen) her middle name, or was it a married name?

Children - Glenn

  418.   Luther M. Glenn, b.c. 1904 (MO).

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES Z. GRAVES (62) AND ELIZABETH A. LATIMER

William Jonathan Graves (179) was born 4 Aug. 1847 in Shelby Co., Mo., died 15 July 1914 (or 1915) in Spruce, Bates Co., Mo., and was buried at Oak Hill Cem., Butler, Bates Co., Mo.  He married Eliza Jane Plunkett, daughter of John Baldwin Plunkett and Mary Elizabeth Conner, on 2 Sept. (or 8 Feb.) 1868 in Shelby Co., Mo.  She was born 15 Sept. 1849 in Pleasant Plains, Sangamon Co., Ill., died 27 Oct. 1928 in Prentice, Ill., at Earl's home, and was buried at Oak Hill Cem., Butler, Bates Co., Mo.  She belonged to the Baptist Church.  Their first four children were born in Shelby Co., Mo., and the others in Bates Co., Mo.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+419.   Henry Lawson Graves, b. 7 Nov. 1868, m. Florence Williams, Nov. 1909, d. 15 May 1932.

+420.   James S. Graves, b. 17 Jan. 1870, m. Eugenia Ferguson, d. 1936.

+421.   Roberta Ruth Graves, b. 6 Feb. 1872, m. George Washington Lewellan, 2 Dec. 1902, d. 2 July 1926.

+422.   William Jonathan Graves, Jr., b. 20 Feb. 1874, m. Margaret Jane Watkins, 31 Aug. 1909, d. 27 Jan. 1943.

  423.   John B. Graves, b. 23 June 1876, d. 8 Feb. 1877.

+424.   George Edgar Graves, b. 21 Dec. 1877, m. Stella Amanda Foster, 6 Aug. 1902, d. 6 June 1954.

+425.   Wade Early Graves, b. 26 Feb. 1880, m. Georgia Wilson, 13 Nov. 1913, d. 28 Oct. 1953.

+426.   Charles Walter Graves, b. 30 Aug. 1882, m. Grace Hagan, 17 Nov. 1910, d. 3 Feb. 1969.

+427.   Joseph Warren Graves, b. 18 March 1886, m. Edna Amanda McDaniel, 15 March 1936, d. 28 Feb. 1966.

  428.   Ugene R. Graves, b. and d. 18 Jan. 1890.

  429.   Bruce C. Graves, b. 23 March 1891, d. 30 Oct. 1898.

 

Lucy Ann Graves (180) was born 2 June 1849 in Shelby Co., Mo., and died 29 May 1901 in Bates Co., Mo.  She married Charles L. Elgin, son of George Elgin and Dulcebella Rust, on 10 Feb. 1870.  He was born 6 Sept. 1846 in Shelby Co., Mo., and died 28 Jan. 1937 in Shawnee, Wyoming.  Their first 3 children were born in Shelby Co., Mo., and the others in Bates Co., Mo.  (R‑1)

Children - Elgin

+430.   Evelyn Elgin, b. 22 Feb. 1871, m. Lee Swickhammer, 1900, d. 1909.

  431.   Harriet Elgin, b. 21 March 1873, d. 2 May 1873 (Shelby Co., Mo.).

  432.   Della Elgin, b. 6 April 1874, m. Lum Mobley, d. 1950 (Bend, Or.).

  433.   James Elgin, b. 9 April 1876, d. 17 March 1887.

+434.   Rosa Belle Elgin, b. 30 Aug. 1879, m. George Doke, 2 May 1903, d. 5 May 1970.

+435.   Elizabeth Mary Elgin, b. 11 March 1882, m. Walter York, 19 Nov. 1902, d. 8 Jan. 1958.

  436.   Thomas Otis Elgin, b. 18 May 1884, m. Harriet Merchant, 3 Sept. 1905, d. 1950 (?).

  437.   Charles Ray Elgin, b. 30 Jan. 1887, m. Nora Mae Sivils, 7 March 1909, d. 12 Nov. 1960.

  438.   Myrtle Grace Elgin, b. 13 Jan. 1889, m. Thomas Henry York, 26 Aug. 1908, d. 8 Aug. 1952.

  439.   Beulah Hazle Elgin, b. 25 Jan. 1891, m. Ben Merritt, Aug. 1910, d. 1918.

  440.   Blanch Marie Elgin, b. 22 Dec. 1895, m. Clyde Ivester, 23 Jan. 1915, d. 25 July 1934.

 

George Graves (184) was born 13 Feb. 1857 in Shelby Co., Mo., and died 20 May 1885 (?) in Gainesville, Texas. He married Margie B. McLemon on 3 April 1878.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  441.   George Graves, Jr., b. 1885, d. 10 May 1888 (Bates Co., Mo.).

  442.   Roy Graves, b. 1887, d. 31 Jan. 1906 (Bates Co., Mo.).

  443.   William Graves, married.

 

Mary M. ("Mollie") Graves (185) was born 29 March 1859 in Shelby Co., Mo., and died 21 March 1932 in Rothville, Mo.  She first married John E. Motters on 17 June 1886 in Bates Co., Mo.  She secondly married Isaac N. Lambert on 1 Feb. 1900 in Bates Co.  (R‑1)

Children - Motters

  444.   Richard H. Motters, b. 19 July 1887, m. Lizzetta Huttamans, d. in Calif.

  445.   Ruth Emma Motters, b. 26 April 1891 (Bates Co., Mo.), m. William Southard.  Lived in Morgan Co., Colo. in 1948.

Children - Lambert

  446.   L. R. Lambert; lived in Clawson, Mich. in 1948.

 

Martha ("Mattie") Graves (186) was born 2 Feb. 1861 in Shelby Co., Mo., and died 21 July 1950 in Bates Co., Mo. She married Thomas Jefferson Hutchison, son of Walter Gray Hutchison and Sarah Ann Roan, on 20 Dec. 1887.  (R‑1)

Children - Hutchison

  447.   son, died in infancy.

  448.   daughter, died in infancy.

  449.   Sarah Elizabeth ("Bettie") Hutchison, b. 7 July 1891 (Bates Co., Mo.), m. Thomas Grover Cleveland Pitchford, 7 June 1924 (Nevada, Mo.).  He was b. 25 Sept. 1884, d. 4 Jan. 1961 in Butler, Mo., son of Christopher Columbus Pitchford and Elizabeth Jane Willis.  No children.  Bettie was living in a nursing home in Vernon Co., Mo. in 1985.

 

John Henry Graves (187) was born 10 March 1863 in Shelby Co., Mo., and died 12 July 1934 in Bonner Co., Idaho.  He married Elizabeth Catherine ("Kitty") Dunlap, daughter of Robert Dunlap, in 1897.  She was born 8 Jan. 1871 in Dent Co., Mo., and died 21 Jan. 1934 in Bonner Co., Idaho.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  450.   Lawrence Graves, b. 1898 (Idaho).  He was living in King Co., Wash. in 1948.

 

Thomas Graves (189) was born 28 Oct. 1867 in Shelby Co., MO, and died in 1959 in Spokane, WA.  He married Minnie Bell Madison on 1 June 1893 in Bates Co., MO.  She was born 21 Nov. 1875, and died in July 1938 in Cusick, WA.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  451.   Thomas E. Graves, b. 5 March 1894, m(1) Cecelia Hansen, m(2) Bessie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  452.   Robert Con Graves, b. 10 March 1897, m. Emilie Louise Hansen, 26 Jan. 1922, d. 20 Nov. 1981.

 

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH A. GRAVES (66) AND WILLIAM E. BLACKBURN

Mary ("Mollie") Blackburn (195) was born about 1859 (or in Nov. 1855) in TN.  She married William J. Simmons on 1 Feb. 1877 in Logan Co., KY.  (R‑1)

Children - Simmons

  453.   Nannie B. Simmons, b. Nov. 1878 (Logan Co., KY).

  454.   Cleveland Simmons, b. Nov. 1885.

  455.   Ross V. Simmons, b. Oct. 1887.

  456.   Elbert Simmons, b. May 1889.

  457.   Sallie Simmons, b. Dec. 1891.

  458.   Donnie Simmons, b. Dec. 1894.

  459.   Nora Simmons, b. June 1897.

  460.   Vera Simmons, b. May 1900.

 

Sarah J. ("Sallie") Blackburn (196) was born in Jan. 1864.  She first married Lucius Harbison on 23 Nov. 1882 in Logan Co., Ky.  She secondly married George W. Sears on 25 Feb. 1892.  He was born in Aug. 1867.  (R‑1)

Children - Harbison

  461.   Maud B. Harbison, b. Jan. 1888.

Children - Sears

  462.   Vernon T. Sears, b. Aug. 1893.

  463.   Thomas Lesley Sears, b. May 1895.

  464.   Oneda L. (?) Sears, b. Dec. 1897.

  465.   Pearlie Sears, b.c. 1901.

  466.   Myrtle Sears, b.c. 1903.

 

Harriet Rosalind ("Hattie") Blackburn (197) was born 4 Nov. 1866 in Sumner Co., Tenn., and died 26 May 1955 in Logan Co., Ky.  She married William Henry McReynolds on 27 Nov. 1890 in Logan Co.  He was born 24 Nov. 1861 and died 10 May 1956.  They were both buried in Maple Grove Cem., Russellville, Ky.  (R‑1)

Children - McReynolds

  467.   T. R. ("Runie") McReynolds, b. 9 Dec. 1891, m. Mabel ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 7 Sept. 1982.

  468.   Willie Rhea McReynolds, b. March 1895, d. 1963.

  469.   Harriet Ruth McReynolds, b. 15 Jan. 1898, d. 17 Oct. 1967.

  470.   Rubye S. McReynolds, b. 18 Nov. 1901, m. Horace C. Moseley, 1935.  Living in Nashville, Tenn. in 1985.

 

Georgia B. Blackburn (198) was born 19 June 1871 and died 16 Nov. 1954, both in Logan Co., Ky.  She married Edison Jasper ("Jack") Duncan on 17 Oct. 1895 in Logan Co.  He was born 17 July 1875, and died 8 Nov. 1941 in Logan Co., Ky.  They were both buried in Green Ridge Baptist Cem.  (R‑1)

Children - Duncan

  471.   Ruby T. Duncan, b. Nov. 1897.

  472.   Ellis E. Duncan, b.c. 1906.

  473.   Lorrie Mae Duncan, b. 3 Jan. 1907.

  474.   Lena Duncan

 

Nora Blackburn (199) was born in Jan. 1877 in Logan Co., Ky.  She married William W. Henley on 18 Feb. 1899 in Logan Co.  He was born in May 1876 in Tenn.  (R‑1)

Children - Henley

  475.   Georgia Henley, b.c. 1901.

  476.   Lester Henley, b.c. 1904.

  477.   Cora Henley, b.c. 1906 (twin).

  478.   Ora Henley, b.c. 1906 (twin).

  479.   Ethel Henley, b.c. 1908.

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES W. SPAIN (107) AND REESE P. HARTWELL

Waldo Spain (229) was born 10 Feb. 1896, and died in Jan. 1970 in TX.  He married Ola Minnie Tyner.  She was born about 1898 in TX.  They were in the 1920 census for Farmersville, Collin Co., TX.  They have not been found in the 1930 census.  He was a farmer.  (R‑14)

Children - Spain

  480.   Garvis Spain, b.c. 1918, m. Jeanne Moss.

  481.   Susan Kay Spain

  482.   Sarita Fay Spain

  483.   Jason Spain, b. 4 July 1921, m. Alma L. Tarrant, d. 22 Sept. 1995 (Farmersville, Collin Co., TX, per SSDI).  She was b. 2 Feb. 1931, and d. 7 Sept. 2000 in Farmersville, Collin Co., TX.  2 children.

 

CHILDREN OF MARANDA F. GRAVES (110) AND JOHN F. GIBSON

James (“Jim”) Lemuel Gibson (236) was born in Oct. 1868 in TX.  He married Addie Barrett about 1890.  She was born in Oct. 1868 in TN.  They were in the 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses for Collin Co., TX.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in TX, probably in Collin Co.  (R‑17)

Children - Gibson

+484.   John Richard Gibson, b. March 1891, m. Maggie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+485.   Lee (or Leroy) Robert Gibson, b. Sept. 1892, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  486.   Anne (or Anna, “Annie”) Pauline Gibson, b. Sept. 1899.

  487.   Corrine (or Corine) Gibson, b.c. 1903.

  488.   Fannie Lee (“Totsy”) Gibson, b.c. 1905, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  2 children.

 

Arnetta Pearl Gibson (238), called Pearl, was born in April 1873 in TX.  She married George Edgar (“Buck”) Strother about 1895.  He was born in Feb. 1864 in TX.  They were in the 1900 census for Collin Co., TX, when he was a druggist, and all 3 of their children were still living.  They were in the 1910 census for McKinney, Collin Co., TX, when he was a clerk working for the county.  All their children were born in TX, probably in Collin Co.  (R‑17)

Children - Strother

  489.   Aline Strother, b. April 1895.

  490.   Verna Strother, b. Nov. 1896.

  491.   Inez Strother, b. Feb. 1899, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  1 infant son.

  492.   Lena Strother, b.c. 1905

 

John Edwin (“Ed”) Gibson (239) was born in Aug. 1878 in TX.  He married Clara Spradley about 1906.  She was born about 1879 in TX.  They were in the 1910 census for Collin Co., TX, when he was a retail merchant.  They were in the 1930 census for McKinney, Collin Co., TX, when he was a bank president.  (R‑17)

Children - Gibson

  493.   Gertrude Gibson, b. 1909 (TX).

 

William Marvin Gibson (242), called Marvin, was born in March 1884 in TX.  He married Mary Windsor Chamber.  She was born about 1888 in TX.  They were in the 1920 census for Collin Co., TX.  They were in the 1930 census for Melissa, Collin Co., TX.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑17)

Children - Gibson

  494.   John Windsor Gibson, b.c. 1913.

  495.   Francis M. Gibson (dau.), b.c. 1915.

  496.   Marian Gibson, b.c. 1917.

  497.   Doris V. Gibson, b.c. 1918.

  498.   William Marvin Gibson, Jr., b.c. March 1920.

  499.   Margaret R. Gibson, b.c. 1923.

  500.   Elizabeth J. Gibson, b.c. Feb. 1926.

 

Virginia May (“Jenny”) Gibson (243) was born in Aug. 1886 in TX.  She married Jim Webb.  (R‑17)

Children - Webb

  501.   John Edwin Webb

  502.   Louise Webb, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Russell.  2 children.

 

Sarah (“Sallie”) Ann Gibson (244) was born in March 1890 in TX.  She married W. Aurel (or Aural) Belden about 1908.  He was born about 1890 in TX.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for McKinney, Collin Co., TX.  He was a gas fitter in 1920, and a truck driver for the fire department in 1930.  (R‑17)

Children - Belden

  503.   Raymond Belden, b.c. 1914 (TX).

 

CHILDREN OF MARY E. GRAVES (111) AND J. MATTHEW SLAUGHTER

James Matthew Slaughter (247) was born in Dec. 1876 in TX.  He married Beulah May Jordan.  They were in the 1920 census for Collin Co., TX.  He was in the 1930 census for Precinct 3, Collin Co., TX, widowed, with his widowed mother and 4 children with him.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑17)

Children - Slaughter

  504.   James Monroe Slaughter, b.c. 1912.

  505.   Wade Morton Slaughter, b.c. 1914.

  506.   Anne (“Annie”) May Slaughter, b.c. 1916.

  507.   Morris (“Morrie”) E. Slaughter, b.c. 1918.

 

CHILDREN OF VIRGINIA R. GRAVES (112) AND FREDERICK A. OGILVIE

Frederick (“Fred”) Cecil Ogilvie (250) was born in Dec. 1880 in TX.  He married Myrtle Walden.  (R‑17)

Children - Ogilvie

  508.   Bobbie Ogilvie (Rev.), m. Margaret Pruitt.

 

Henry H. Ogilvie (251)  was born in Feb. 1885 in TX.  He married Raymond B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1893 in TX.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.  He was a physician and surgeon (M.D.).  (R‑17)

Children - Ogilvie

  509.   Virginia C. Ogilvie, b.c. Feb. 1916 (TX).

 

Rena M. Ogilvie (252) was born in April 1888 in TX.  She married Henry Leigh about 1906.  They were in the 1930 census for Collin Co., TX, when all their children were still unmarried and living at home.  (R‑17)

Children - Leigh

  510.   Jessie Irene Leigh, b.c. 1910, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ West.

  511.   Evelyn Leigh, b.c. 1912.

  512.   Dorothy Leigh, b.c. 1916, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Eppright.

  513.   Henry Tom Leigh, b.c. 1917.

  514.   John Marshall Leigh, b.c. 1921.

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE H. GRAVES (113) AND MARY VANTERS

Elsie May Graves (254) was born in 1886, and died in Melissa, Collin Co., TX.  She married John Alexander (“Alex”) Lacy about 1905.  He died in Melissa, TX.  They were in the 1910 census for Precinct 3, Collin Co., TX.  They were in the 1930 census for Melissa, Collin Co., TX, with daughter Jewell living at home.  (R‑6, R‑17)

Children - Lacy

  515.   George Henry Lacy, b.c. 1908, m. Anna Lou Miller.

+516.   Jewel Katherine Lacy, b.c. 1913, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Carroll, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hendricks, m(3) Ardell Arnold.

 

James (“Jimmie”) Lewis Graves (255) was born 17 Jan. 1888 and died 12 July 1918, both in Melissa, Collin Co., TX.  He married Mary Elizabeth Jordan, daughter of Charles H. Jordan and Mary Hardaway ("Mattie") Harris, in 1906.  She was born 16 July 1888 in Melissa, TX, and died 10 Oct. 1970 in Texarkana, Bowie Co., TX.  In 1900 he was listed in the census for Precinct 3, Collin Co., TX, living with his aunt Mary Slaughter.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

+517.   Glen Lewis Graves, b. 4 May 1907, m. Nina Hendricks, d. 13 Oct. 1963.

+518.   James Taylor Graves, b. 26 Nov. 1908, m. Mary Kathryn Dickerson, d. 19 Aug. 1967.

+519.   Joseph Loyd Graves, b. 4 March 1911, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Dora Elizabeth Porter, 31 Jan. 1941, d. 31 Jan. 1985.

+520.   Mary Edna Graves, b. 16 Dec. 1912, m. Leo Cloyd Giles, 3 Jan. 1934, d. 22 Feb. 1993.

+521.   George Henry Graves, b. 18 May 1914, m. Marie Ophelia Evans, 20 Feb. 1942, d. 21 Sept. 1979.

+522.   Ray F. Graves, b. 11 March 1916, m(1) Gertrude Elizabeth Reed, 12 Aug. 1937, m(2) Jeanne C. Hartman, 11 Nov. 1970.

+523.   Gladys Roselie Graves, b. 21 April 1917, m. Cecil Haley Medlin, 10 April 1941, d. 7 Jan. 1971.

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES H. GRAVES (114) AND ANNA M. WYSONG

Bessie Graves (259) was born in April 1893 in TX.  She married George Winfred Moore, probably called Winfred.  He was born about 1892 in TX.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Collin Co., TX.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑17)

Children - Moore

  524.   Robert Houston Moore, b.c. 1912.

  525.   George Winfred Moore, Jr., b.c. 1914, m. Willena Malrany.

+526.   Elizabeth Moore, b.c. 1919, m. Don Agnew Cleland.

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES T. SPAIN (118) AND SARAH J. STEGALL

Viola Spain (263) was born in March 1875 in VA, and died 23 Aug. 1915 in Norlina, Warren Co., NC[14].  She married Henry Holloway Hilliard, son of Thomas Hilliard and Virginia Fleming, about 1898.  He was known as “Hoppin John” because he was crippled and walked on his hands.  He was born 4 July 1862 in Warren Co., NC, and died 20 Jan. 1936 in Judkins, Warren Co., NC[15].  They were buried in Mt. Auburn Church Cem., Warren Co., NC.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Nutbush and Townsville Townships, Vance Co., NC and the 1910 census in Hawtree, Warren Co., NC; their children were born in NC.  He was in the 1920 census for Hawtree Twp., Warren Co., NC, widowed, farmer.  (R‑16)

Children - Hilliard

  527.   Ethel T. Hilliard, b. July 1899.

+528.   Charles W. Hilliard, b.c. 1902, m. Alma ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  529.   Eugenia Hilliard

  530.   Thomas W. Hilliard, b.c. 1905.

  531.   Wallace Jackson Hilliard, b. 20 Dec. 1907, d. 9 March 1949 (Oxford, Granville Co., NC).  Bur. Mt. Auburn Cem.

  532.   Garner Hilliard

 

Stephen Alexander Spain (264) was born 10 May 1877 in VA, died 16 March 1948 in Norlina, Warren Co., NC, and was buried in Warren Dale Cem., Norlina, NC[16].  He married Emma Frances Rudd about 1899.  She was born in April 1883 in VA.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Boydton, Mecklenburg Co., VA, the 1910 census in Brunswick, Meherrin Co., VA, and the 1930 census in Smith Creek, Warren Co., NC; their first four children were born in VA according to the 1910 census and the others in NC.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain

+533.   Maryland Jackson Spain, 17 Oct. 1899, m. Blanche Felicia Hyman, d. 16 Jan. 1973.

  534.   Bessie Lou Spain, b.c. 1902, m. Walter Fitts, d. 23 April 1987 (Oxford, Granville Co., NC).

  535.   Lila Janet Spain, b. 28 May 1903, m. Andrew Holtzman, d. 29 July 1968 (Durham, Durham Co., NC).  Bur Warren Dale Cem.

+536.   James Clyde Spain, b.c. 1908, m. Lucy King.

+537.   Commie Wilbur Spain, b. 5 Jan. 1910, m. Annice Clark, d. 11 May 1995.

+538.   Clifton Alexander Spain, b. 3 Aug. 1913, m. Della Carroll, d. 8 Oct. 1967.

+539.   Elva L. Spain, b. 12 Jan. 1917, m. Edward Lloyd, d. 22 April 1995.

+540.   Bennie Howard Spain, b. 24 Aug. 1919, m. Hazel Abbott, d. 25 April 1959.

  541.   Lucy Frances Spain, b.c. 1921, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Weeks.

  542.   Stephen Alexander Spain, Jr., b. 26 May 1924, never married, d. 20 July 1992 (Oxford, NC).  Bur. Elmwood Cem. (Henderson, NC).

 

J. Dawson (“Daisy”) Spain (266) was born in Jan. 1883 in VA or NC.  She married Nat J. Harris.  He was born about 1882 in NC.  They were in the 1920 census for Boydton, Mecklenburg Co., VA.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in VA.  (R‑16)

Children - Harris

  543.   Estelle Harris, b.c. 1902.

  544.   Nat James Harris, Jr., b.c. 1904.

  545.   Nora Harris, b.c. 1910.

  546.   Bessie Harris, b.c. 1912.

  547.   William G. (“Billy”) Harris, b.c. 1915.

 

George Hurley Spain (267), called Hurley in the 1900 census, was born 2 Sept. 1884 in VA, and died 24 Jan. 1960 in Warrenton, Warren Co., NC[17].  He married Bessie Shearin, daughter of Edward Shearin and Leah Walker, about 1912.  She was born 2 April 1897 in NC, and died 12 April 1952 in Henderson, Vance Co., NC[18].  They were buried in Sunset Memorial Park, Henderson, NC.  This family was recorded on the 1930 census in Townsville, Vance Co., NC; their children were born in NC.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain

  548.   Stella S. Spain, b.c. 1916.

  549.   George Nelson Spain, b.c. 1920.

  550.   Essie Mae Spain, b.c. 1922, m. Thomas Burton.

  551.   Blanche Spain, b.c. 1926.

  552.   Margaret Spain, b.c. 1927, m. Grover Lynch.

  553.   Sarah Louise Spain, b.c. 1929.

+554.   Van Henry Spain, 11 July 1931, m. Helen Lee Spain (#557), d. 30 May 2005.

  555.   Edward Spain

 

Patrick Henry Spain (269) was born 30 Sept. 1888 in Warren Co., NC, died 10 Dec. 1951 in Sandy Creek, Vance Co., NC, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park, Henderson, Vance Co., NC[19].  He married Virgia Lee Spain (#289), daughter of George Madison Spain and Florence Virginia Atkins, about 1928.  She was born 28 Aug. 1903 in NC, and died 5 Aug. 1976 in Henderson, Vance Co., NC[20].  This family was recorded on the 1930 census in Norlina, Warren Co., NC; their children were born in NC.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain

  556.   Henry Norfly Spain, b.c. 1929, m(1) Janet Stainback, m(2) Joyce Harp.

  557.   Helen Lee Spain, b. Dec. 1934, m. Van Henry Spain (#554).  See #554 for descendants.

 

Lewis Alvin Spain (270) was born 17 Aug. 1890 in Granville Co., NC, died 7 Oct. 1960 in Warrenton, Warren Co., NC[21], and was buried in Warren Dale Cem., Norlina, Warren Co., NC.  He married Susie Rebecca Rivers, about 1918.  She was born about 1901 in NC.  This family was recorded on the 1930 census in Smith Creek, Warren Co., NC; their children were born in NC.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain

  558.   James L. Spain, b.c. 1919.

+559.   Lucy J. Spain, b.c. 1925, m. James Herbert Edmonds.

  560.   Lewis E. Spain, b. 29 May 1927, d. 7 July 1928 (Norlina, NC).  Bur. Mt. Auburn Church Cem. (Warren Co., NC).

+561.   Lillian Mae Spain, b.c. 1929, m. Walter Edward Floyd.

+562.   Margie Spain, m. Wallace L. Felts.

+563.   Alvin Gill Spain, b. March 1935, m. Elizabeth Brantley.

  564.   Geraldine Patricia Spain, May 1941, m. Andrew D. Roberson.

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN F. SPAIN (119) AND MARTHA E. ROOKER

Alva John Spain (272) was born 8 Sept. 1890 in NC, and died after 1930.  He married Susie J. Rooker, daughter of James Rooker and Mollie W. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, about 1911.  She was born in Feb. 1893 in NC, and died after 1930.  This family was recorded on the 1930 census in Richmond, VA; their children were born in NC.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain

  565.   Virginia W. Spain, b.c. 1913.

  566.   Hubert A. Spain, b.c. 1918.

  567.   Alva John Spain, Jr., b. 1 Sept. 1922, d. Dec. 1982.  Dates are from the SSDI.

 

Austin George Spain (273) was born 21 Oct. 1889 in NC, and died 11 Dec. 1943 in Quewhiffle, Hoke Co., NC[22].   He married Myrtle Long Spain (#284), daughter of Silas Young Spain and Amy Williams.  She was born 14 Oct. 1891 in NC, and died 13 May 1969 in Warrenton, Warren Co., NC[23].  They were buried in Warren Dale Cem., Norlina, Warren Co., NC.  This family was recorded on the 1920 census in Warrenton, Warren Co., NC; their children were born in NC.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain

  568.   Randolph W. Spain, b.c. 1917.

  569.   Eleanor M. Spain, b.c. 1918, m. Clarence Hayes.

  570.   Myrtle Mae Spain, b.c. 1922.

  571.   Peggy Spain

 

Herman Foote Spain (274) was born 17 Feb. 1894 in NC, died 28 Jan. 1926 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC[24], and was buried in Norlina, Warren Co., NC.  He married Janet Virginia Delbridge about 1918.  She was born about 1902 in NC.  This family was recorded on the 1920 census in Norlina, NC.  Their children were born in NC.  After Herman’s death, Janet married Joseph Pope.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain

  572.   Herman Foote Spain, Jr., b.c. 1920.

  573.   Roy Spain

  574.   Carleen Virginia Spain

 

Brown Melvin Spain (275) was born 1 June 1896 in NC, died 20 Dec. 1970 in Durham, Durham Co., NC[25], and was buried in  Woodlawn Memorial Park, Durham, NC.  He first married Bessie Mae ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1925.  They were recorded on the 1930 census in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.  She was born about 1901 in Clarksville, VA, and died 16 March 1931 of tuberculosis in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.  He married second Madge Boyles.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain, by Madge Bowles

  575.   Braxton Melvin Spain, b.c. 1941.

  576.   Mary Brown Spain

 

Lonnie F. Spain (276) was born 19 Nov. 1900 in NC, died 9 Jan. 1948 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC, and was buried in Montlawn Mem. Park, Raleigh, NC[26].  He first married Jessie May Haskins, daughter of Emmett Haskins and Maude Rhodes, about 1920.  She was born 21 March 1903 in Lenoir Co., NC, died 2 July 1931 in Raleigh, NC, and was buried in Kinston, Lenoir Co., NC.  This family was recorded on the 1930 census in Raleigh, NC; their children were born in NC.  He married second Cassie Robertson.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain, by Jessie Haskins

  577.   Grace Spain, b.c. 1920.

  578.   Jessie Spain, b.c. 1922.

  579.   John F. Spain, b. Jan. 1930, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  Three children.

 

Claxton Spain (277) was born about 1904 in NC.  He married Billie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain

  580.   Claxton Spain, Jr.

  581.   Mary Edna Spain

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM W. SPAIN (120) AND MARTHA ATKINS

Annie Mary Spain (278) was born in Feb. 1883 in VA, and died between 1910 and 1920.  She married Melville Gregory about 1901.  He was born about 1873 in VA.  This family was recorded on the 1910 census in Boydton, Mecklenburg Co., VA; their children were born in VA.  He was recorded on the 1920 census in Boydton, VA as a widower.  (R‑16)

Children - Gregory

  582.   William T. Gregory, b.c. 1902.

  583.   John Atkins Gregory, b. 31 Aug. 1904, m. Bertha ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 7 Feb. 1954 (Warrenton, Warren Co., NC).

  584.   Virginia M. Gregory, b.c. 1907.

  585.   Elbert L. Gregory, b.c. 1909.

 

Ruth V. Spain (280) was born in May 1890 in VA.  She married W. F. Watkins.  (R‑16)

Children - Watkins

  586.   Virginia Watkins

 

Edward Thomas Spain (282) was born 12 June 1895 in VA, and died 28 Nov. 1978 according to the SSDI; his last residence was Norlina, Warren Co., NC.  He married Mary Alford about 1917.  She was born about 1899 in VA.  This family was recorded on the 1930 census in Palmer Springs, Mecklenburg Co., VA; their children were born in VA.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain

+587.   Audrey Mae Spain, b.c. 1922, m. John Richard Paschall.

  588.   Herman Edson Spain, b.c. 1926, m. Carolyn ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

CHILDREN OF SILAS Y. SPAIN (121) AND AMY WILLIAMS

Lola Spain (285) was born 28 May 1896 in NC, and died 30 July 1944 in Nutbush, Warren Co., NC[27].  She married Jesse Linwood Capps, son of Macon Capps and Sarah Coghill.  He was born 22 June 1884 in Warren Co., NC, and died 22 March 1941 in Nutbush, NC[28].  They were buried in Mt. Auburn Cem., Warren Co., NC.  (R‑16)

Children - Capps

  589.   Margaret Capps

  590.   Neal Capps

  591.   J. H. Capps, m. Barbara Edwards.

 

Richard Young Spain (286) was born 13 Sept. 1898 in NC, died 2 Aug. 1967 in Manson, Warren Co., NC, and was buried in Mt. Auburn Cem., Warren Co., NC[29].  He married Elsie Watkins about 1925.  She was born about 1905 in NC.  This family was recorded on the 1930 census in Nutbush, Warren Co., NC.  Their children were born in NC.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain

  592.   Amy Rose Spain, b. Nov. 1926, m. Stanley Norwood.

  593.   Ann Spain, never married.

  594.   Nancy Spain, never married.

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE M. SPAIN (122) AND FLORENCE V. ATKINS

David Allen Spain (288) was born 3 March 1894 in Warren Co., NC, and died 9 Feb. 1985 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC[30].  He married Lena Jennie Sandford, daughter of Eugene Sumner Sandford and Sarahann Elizabeth Overby.  She was born 29 Dec. 1898 in Mecklenburg Co., VA, and died 31 July 1974 in Vance Co., NC[31].  They were buried in Sunset Gardens, Henderson, Vance Co., NC.  This family was recorded on the 1930 census in Dabney, Vance Co., NC; their children were born in Vance Co., NC.  (R‑16)

Children - Spain

+595.   Virginia Elizabeth Spain, b. 8 Aug. 1920, m. Hampton Elmo Ball, 29 Dec. 1941.

+596.   George Eugene Spain, b. 24 May 1922, m. Mary Gladys Allen.

+597.   David Allen Spain, Jr., b. 18 Sept. 1924, m. Peggy Lorraine Rigsbee, d. 16 July 1990.

+598.   Erwin Sanford Spain, b. 7 Aug. 1927, m(1) Mary Plummer Currin, m(2) Mary Elizabeth Pruitt, d. 25 Nov. 1998.

+599.   John Percy Spain, b. 1 Oct. 1929, m(1) Mildred Hicks, m(2) Dorothy Mustian, d. 1998.

+600.   Edward Thomas Spain, b. 3 Oct. 1940, m(1) Martha Louise Upchurch, m(2) Linda Joyce Hill, d. 14 Jan. 1991.

 

CHILDREN OF DANIEL L. ADAMS (123) AND SUSAN E. PAYNTER

Clarence Jerman Adams (292) was born 30 June 1891 in Warren Co., NC, died 7 April 1965 in Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC, and was buried in Wise Cem., Wise, Warren Co., NC[32].  He married Bertha Long Spain (#271), daughter of James Thomas Spain and Sarah J. Stegall, about 1914.  She was born 15 Aug. 1893 in NC, and died 27 July 1988 according to the SSDI; her last residence was Warrenton, Warren Co., NC.  This family was recorded on the 1920 census in Hawtree, Warren Co., NC and the 1930 census in Smith Creek, Warren Co., NC; their children were born in NC.  (R‑16)

Children - Adams

  601.   Weldon D. Adams, b. 24 Sept. 1915, d. 2 March 2000.  Dates are from the SSDI; last residence was Richmond, VA.

  602.   Clarence Norwood Adams, b.c. 1918.

  603.   Lucille E. Adams, b.c. 1921.

  604.   Hubert A. Adams, b.c. 1925.

  605.   Mildred L. Adams, b.c. 1927.

  606.   McCoy Foster Adams, b. 4 Aug. 1929, d. 6 Jan. 2005.  Dates are from the SSDI; last residence was Norlina, Warren Co., NC.

 

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[1] The name of the husband of Elizabeth Graves was previously thought to be Barton or Burton, but Mrs. Suzanne Crawford (R‑1) obtained the court records to prove his name was James M. Benton.  She also said it is not known where or when Elizabeth or James died.  They never appeared on any census records in Robertson Co. or Sumner Co., TN.

[2] R‑1 said that he never appeared on the census records of Robertson Co. or Sumner Co., TN, so it is not known for sure where he and his wife died.

[3] R‑14 said he was born 3 Oct. 1838 in Mecklenburg Co., VA.  The 1850 and 1860 censuses, however, show that he was born after 1840.

[4] Martha was born in MO, according to both the 1870 and 1880 censuses.

[5] R‑14 gave Nathan’s date of birth as Nov. 1866, but the 1860-1880 censuses clearly show that is wrong.

[6] R‑14 said she was born in April 1854.  However, the 1860 and 1870 censuses show her born about 1859.

[7] R‑14 gives his date of birth as 1876, but the 1880 census shows him as age 9, born about 1871.

[8] The Sept. 1854 birth date is from the 1900 census; earlier censuses indicate that the 1854 date is probably correct.  The 1856 date was from his death certificate.

[9] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 207, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[10] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 400, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[11] According to R‑5.

[12] According to R‑11.

[13] R‑7 gave her date of birth as 25 March and R‑8 gave it as 25 Oct.

[14] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 278, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[15] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 374, as posted on Ancestry.com

[16] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 6820, as posted on Ancestry.com

[17] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 3139, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[18] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 9762, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[19] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 31300, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[20] North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[21] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 30900, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[22]North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 188, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[23] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 19050, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[24] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 56, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[25] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 42030, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[26] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 1689, as posted on Ancestry.com.

 

[27] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 20333, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[28] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 126, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[29] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 27892, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[30] North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[31] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 26211, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[32] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 13050, as posted on Ancestry.com.