Rev. 20 May 2015, Gen. 218

 

DESCENDANTS OF WARREN GRAVES AND HARRIETTE ------ OF SC AND CASWELL CO. & ROCKINGHAM CO., NC

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Warren Graves (1) was born in April 1823[1] in NC, and died after 1900.  According to R‑2, Warren was sold from the Carter plantation of South Carolina to the Graves plantation in Caswell Co., so Warren may have been born in SC rather than NC.  He married Harriette (or Harriet) ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1825 in NC (although her age was given as 38 in the 1870 census), and died between 1880-1900.  Warren Graves started the Graves family church in 1888.

They were in the 1870 census for Stony Creek Twp., Caswell Co., NC, living next to the white family of Azariah and Isabella Graves[2], whose slaves they may have been before emancipation.  They were in the 1880 census for Locust Creek Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  Warren was in the 1900 census for Williamsburg Twp., Rockingham Co., NC (next to Caswell Co.), living next to his son Scott.  In the 1900 census, 2 grandchildren, Walter and Lula Graves, were living with Warren, but it is not known whose children they were.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC, probably all in Caswell Co.

Children - Graves

+2.   Bedford Graves, b.c. 1844, m. Rebecca Williamson.

+3.   General Winfield Scott Graves, b. Nov. 1844 (or 1848), m(1) Moriah Elizabeth Davis, 10 March 1873, m(2) Lillie May Bethel, 14 Sept. 1917, d. 21 Nov. 1925.

+4.   Frank Graves, b. Aug. 1852, m. Eliza Cobb, 25 Dec. 1881.

+5.   Albert Graves, b.c. 1854, m(1) Sallie Howard, 23 Sept. 1875, m(2) Nettie Belle Watkins, 1 Feb. 1888, d. 22 June 1930.

    6.  Samuel Toby Graves, b.c. 1856.

+7.   Joseph E. Graves, b.c. 1860, m. Elizabeth Cobb, c. 1883.

    8.  Benjamin Graves, b.c. 1862.

+9.   Sherman Graves, b. Jan. 1866, m(1) Ivella Neal, 21 Dec. 1888, m(2) Mary Williams, 20 Dec. 1897, m(3) Cora Paschol, 8 June 1909, m(4) Lucy ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF WARREN GRAVES (1) AND HARRIETTE ------

Bedford Graves (2) was born in Oct. 1846 (or about 1844) in NC.  He married Rebecca (“Becky” or “Becca”) Williamson.  She was born in Dec. 1855 in NC.  They were in the 1880 and 1900 censuses for Locust Hill Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  In 1880, his mother-in-law, Becky Williamson, was living with them.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC, and their dates of birth are from the 1900 census.  In the 1910 census for Locust Hill Twp., Caswell Co., NC, son Wash was listed as head of household, with his mother Becca, and his siblings Tobie, Leslie, Henry and Harriette living with him.

Children - Graves

+10.   George Washington Graves, b. June 1876, m. Elizabeth Pickard, d. 1 Sept. 1936.

    11.   Tobie (or Tobe) Graves, b. Aug. 1879[3].  He probably never married, since he was in the 1930 census for Locust Hill Twp., Caswell Co., NC, age 49, with his mother Rebecca, widow, age 70, living with him.

    12.   Lucy A. Graves, b. June 1881.

+13.   Rufus Graves, b. 5 Nov. 1883, m. Lula Bett Williamson, c. 1907, d. 2 June 1953.

    14.   Cara (or Cora) Graves, b. Aug. 1886.

+15.   Benjamin Graves, b. June 1888, m. Hattie F. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1910.

+16.   Henry Graves, b. April 1891, m. Mattie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    17.   Lelia Graves, b. Sept. 1894.

    18.   Harriette (“Hattie”) Graves, b. Nov. 1896.

 

General Winfield Scott Graves[4] (3), called Scott, was born in Nov. 1844 (or 1848) in NC, died 21 Nov. 1925 in Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC, and was buried in New Center Church Cem.  He first married Moriah (or Maria) Elizabeth Davis on 10 March 1873.  She was born about 1855 in VA, and probably died about 1896 (perhaps in childbirth, since that was when her last known child was born).  She was full-blooded Cherokee Indian (according to R‑2).  He married second Lillie May Bethel on 14 Sept. 1917.  She was born about 1866 in NC.  They were in the 1880 census for Locust Hill Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  He was in the 1900 census for Williamsburg Twp., Rockingham Co., NC, as a widower.  He was in the 1910 and 1920 censuses for Reidsville Twp., Rockingham Co., NC.  He was a farmer.  All his children were born in NC.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves, by Moriah Davis

    19.   Franklin Graves, b.c. 1878.

    20.   Martha Graves, b. Dec. 1879.

    21.   Mary Graves, b. Jan. 1882.

+22.   Basley Scott Graves, b. May 1884, m(1) Annie Rice, c. 1906, m(2) Eugenia Herbin, 31 Oct. 1917, d. 24 Feb. 1942.

    23.   Rhoda Graves, b. Nov. 1885.

+24.   Albert W. Graves, b. 5 March 1889, m. Bessie Pearl Rice, 17 April 1910, d. 10 April 1954.

    25.   Fannie Graves, b. March 1891.

    26.   Toy Graves, b. April 1893.

    27.   Emma Graves, b. May 1894.

    28.   Henry Graves, b. Jan. 1896.

 

Frank Graves (4) was born in Aug. 1852 in NC.  He married Eliza Cobb, daughter of Henry Cobb and Lucinda ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 25 Dec. 1881 in Caswell Co., NC.  She was born about 1864.  He was in the 1900 census for Reidsville Twp., Rockingham Co., NC, listed as a boarder in the household of George Johnson, married 7 years, but no wife or family were with him.  He was in the 1910 census for Williamsburg Twp., Rockingham Co., NC, living with his son-in-law and daughter, Walter and Mary J. Gwynn.  He was in the 1920 census for Reidsville Twp., Rockingham Co., NC, with his widowed daughter and her son living with him.  He was a farm laborer.

Children - Graves

+29.   Mary J. Graves, b.c. 1885-1888, m. Walter Gwynn, c. 1905.

 

Albert Graves (5) was born about 1854 in Caswell Co., NC, died 22 June 1930 in Ruffin, Rockingham Co., NC, and was buried in New Center Church Cem[5].  He first married Sallie Howard, daughter of Daniel Howard and ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 23 Sept. 1875 in Locust Hill Township, Caswell Co., NC[6].  She was born about 1858 in NC, and died before 1888.  They were in the 1880 census for Locust Hill Twp., Caswell Co., NC, living next to his brothers Scott and Bedford, and near his parents.  He married second Nettie Belle Watkins, daughter of Sam Watkins and Fanny ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 1 Feb. 1888 in Williamsburg Township, NC.  She was born in March 1872 in NC, and died after 1940.  This family was recorded on the 1900-1930 censuses in Ruffin, NC; their children were born in NC.  In 1900, Nettie stated that five of her six children were living.  In 1930, grandchildren Robert Graves, born about 1912, granddaughters, Elizabeth, born about 1917, Gladys, born about 1921, and Mildred, born about 1928 lived with them.

Children - Graves, by Sallie Howard

    30.   Warren Graves, b.c. 1877.

    31.   Sarah A. Graves, b.c. 1878.

Children - Graves, by Nettie Hawkins

    32.   Lillie M. Graves, b. Jan. 1891.

    33.   Arnie Graves, b. March 1893.

    34.   Bethel Graves, b. 19 Feb. 1895, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Winchester, d. 27 Dec. 1973 (McCain Hosp., McCain, Hoke Co., NC).  Bur. New Center Church Cem.

    35.   McKinley Graves, b. Oct. 1896.

    36.   Stella Graves, b. Dec. 1898, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ King.

    37.   Nellie Graves, b.c. 1902.

    38.   Charlie Graves, b. 8 Aug. 1905, m. Hazel Mildred ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    39.   Albert Graves, b.c. 1906.

    40.   Hazel Graves, b.c. 1910.

 

Joseph (“Joe”) E. Graves (7) was born about 1860 in NC, and died after 1930.  He married Elizabeth (“Betsy”) Cobb[7], daughter of Havy Cobb and Synthia ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 4 June 1881 in Locust Hill Township, Caswell Co., NC[8].  She was born about 1865 in NC.  They were in the 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses for Reidsville Twp., Rockingham Co., NC.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC.

Children - Graves

    41.   Johnnie Graves, b.c. 1886.

    42.   Maggie Graves, b.c. 1889.

+43.   Lelia Graves, b.c. 1891, m. Robert Powell, 8 Jan. 1911.

    44.   Serena Graves, b.c. 1894.

    45.   Dillard Graves, b.c. 1896.

+46.   Josephus Graves, b. 30 May 1901, m(1) Katie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1924, m(2) Emma Sue (Stacey) Jackson, 3 Nov. 1945, d. 12 Nov. 1972.

    47.   Ernest Graves, b.c. 1905.

 

Sherman Graves (9) was born in Jan. 1866 in NC.  He first married Ivella Neal, daughter of Fred Neal and Sallie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 21 Dec. 1888 in Rockingham Co., NC[9]. She was born about 1867.  He married second Mary Williams (or Williamson[10] on 22 Dec. 1897 in Rockingham Co., NC[11].  She was born in July 1878.  He married third Cora Paschol on 8 June 1909 in Rockingham Co., NC[12].  She was born about 1886.  His fourth wife was Lucy ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was in the 1900 census for Ruffin Twp., Rockingham Co., NC, with his second wife and his sister-in-law, Rose Williamson, living with them.  He was in the 1910 and 1920 censuses for Reidsville Twp., Rockingham Co., NC, as a widower both years.  He was in the 1930 census for Reidsville Twp., Rockingham Co., NC, with his wife, Lucy, his daughter-in-law, Hattie, his grandson James, and his sister Emma or Emmie living with him.  All his children were born in Rockingham Co., NC.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves, Ivella Neal

    48.   Louvenia Graves, b. Sept. 1889.

    49.   Arthur Graves, b. March 1892.

Children - Graves, by Mary Williamson

    50.   John L. Graves, b. Oct. 1898.

+51.   McKinley Washington Graves, b. 27 July 1900, m(1) Hattie Kissee, c. 1929, m(2) Nellie Neal, 30 Sept. 1947, m(3) Ethel Stokes, 16 Aug. 1952, m(4) Lillie May Larry, 13 Dec. 1961, d. 8 March 1973.

    52.   Robinson (or Robertson) Crusoe Graves, b. 21 March 1902.

    53.   Rosanna (“Rose”) Graves, b.c. 1904.

    54.   Edna Jane Graves, b. 16 May 1905, d. 16 July 1980.

    55.   Kate (“Katie”) W. Graves, b.c. 1908.

Children - Graves, by Cora Paschol

    56.   Sherman Graves, b.c. 1911.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF BEDFORD GRAVES (2) AND REBECCA WILLIAMSON

George Washington (“Wash”) Graves (10) was born in June 1876 in NC, died 1 Sep. 1936 in Ruffin, Rockingham Co., NC, and was buried in New Ephesus Church Cem[13].  He married Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Pickard.  She was born about 1889 in NC.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Locust Hill Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in Caswell Co., NC.

Children - Graves

+57.   Sophronia Graves, b.c. 1918, m. McCarthy Southerland, d. 1 July 2010.

    58.   Ophelia Graves, b. 29 Nov. 1920, never married, d. 24 Jan. 2004 (Rockingham Co., NC)[14].  Her obituary in the Reidsville Review and the Eden Daily News was published from 1/27/2004-1/29/2004.  “REIDSVILLE - Funeral services for Ms. Ophelia Graves have been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the New Ephesus Baptist Church, Ruffin. The family visitation will be Tuesday from 1:30 until 2 p.m. at the church and may be contacted other times at the residence of Annie Ruth Percell, 543 East Morehead Street. Funeral arrangements are by Johnson & Sons.”

    59.   Annie Ruth Graves, b.c. 1924, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Percell.

    60.   Lillie Odell Graves, b. 28 June 1925[15], m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Boyd, d. before July 2010.

    61.   Troy Leonard Graves, b. 26 Aug. 1929, d. before July 2010.  It is possible that this is the person listed as Troy Linwood Graves who married Alice Lenora Henderson and had several children listed in the NC Birth Index.

    62.   Nellie Graves, d. before July 2010.

 

Rufus Graves (13) was born in 5 Nov. 1883 in Caswell Co., NC, died 2 June 1953 of chronic nephritis (kidney inflammation) in Ruffin, Caswell Co., NC[16], and was buried in New Ephesus Cem., Ruffin, NC.  He married Lula Bett Williamson about 1907.  She was born about 1884 in NC.  They were in the 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses for Locust Hill Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  He was a tobacco farmer.  All their children were born in NC.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    63.   Nannie (or Mamie) Graves, b.c. 1908.  It has been said that she married Glen Brown, but that is wrong.  The Mamie Graves who married Glen Brown was a son of James Graves and Laura ‑‑‑‑‑‑, also of Locust Hill Twp., Caswell Co.  See genealogy 127.

    64.   Fannie Graves, b.c. Dec. 1909.  Not in the 1920 census.

    65.   Josephine P. Graves, b. 5 March 1911, d. 26 Oct. 2011.

    66.   Wilson Graves, b.c. 1913.

    67.   Rufus R. Graves, b.c. 1915.

    68.   Kermit Roosevelt Graves, b. 17 May 1919, d. 21 Nov. 1977.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army on 28 Sept. 1942 at Fort Bragg, NC.  At enlistment, he had 4 years of college, occupation was semiskilled in building transportation equipment, and he was single, without dependents.  He was 64 inches tall, 149 pounds.  He served as a sergeant first class in Korea, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

    69.   Novella Graves, b. 20 May 1921, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Barnwell, d. 15 Oct. 1980.

    70.   Nehemiah Graves, b. 25 June 1923, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 2 July 1996 (Raleigh, Wake Co., NC).  He enlisted in the U.S. Army on 16 Jan. 1943 at Fort Bragg, NC.  He had 4 years of high school, occupation was a farm hand, and he was single, without dependents.  According to his death certificate, he was widowed.

    71.   Dillard Delano Graves, b. 13 May 1926[17].

 

Benjamin (“Ben”) Graves (15) was born in June 1888 in NC.  He married Hattie F. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1910.  She was born about 1888 in NC.  They were in the 1910 and 1930 censuses for Locust Hill Twp., Caswell Co., NC, when a nephew, Edward Graves, was living with them.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC.

Children - Graves

    72.   Lucy J. Graves, b.c. Feb. 1910.

    73.   Edna E. Graves, b.c. 1911.

    74.   Annie B. Graves, b.c. 1913.

    75.   Henry W. Graves, b.c. 1914.

    76.   Keron E. Graves, b.c. 1917.

    77.   A. Virginia Graves, b.c. 1918.

 

Henry Graves (16) was born in April 1891 in NC.  He married Mattie ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1915.  She was born about 1894 in NC.  They were in the 1930 census for Locust Hill Twp., Caswell Co., NC.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NC.

Children - Graves

    78.   Beatrice Graves, b.c. 1917.

    79.   George H. Graves, b.c. 1919.

    80.   James E. Graves, b.c. 1926.

 

CHILDREN OF SCOTT GRAVES (3) AND MORIAH E. DAVIS

Basley Scott Graves (22) was born 17 March 1884[18] in Rockingham Co., NC, and died 24 Feb. 1942 in Williamsburg Twp., Rockingham Co., NC[19].  He first married Annie Rice about 1906.  She was born about 1889 in NC.  He married second Eugenia Herbin, daughter of William Herbin and Hannah Herbin, on 31 Oct. 1917 in Rockingham Co., NC[20].  She was born 1 March 1895 in NC, died 25 Nov. 1991 in Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC[21], and was buried in High Rock Baptist Church Cem., Davidson Co., NC.  He was in the 1910 census for Reidsville Twp., Rockingham Co., NC, with Annie.  He was in the 1930 census for Williamsburg Twp., NC, with Eugenia.  He was a farmer.  All his children were born in NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Annie Rice

    81.   William Wallace Graves, b. 19 Sept. 1906, d. 2 Feb. 1980 (Alamance Co., NC).

    82.   Pinkney (“Pink”) Graves, b. 13 Dec. 1907, m. Mary Lisa ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 6 March 1942 (Monroe, Guilford Co., NC).

+83.   Arthur Bassely Graves, b. 12 April 1909, m. Duella Florence Pritchett, 15 Nov. 1933, d. Oct. 1981.

    84.   Lucy Graves, b.c. 1910, m. Sammie Joe Lynn, 11 Nov. 1933 (Danville, VA), d. 15 Dec. 1935 (Williamsburg, Rockingham Co., NC).  Bur. Garrett Grove.

    85.   Pearl (“Pearlie”) Elizabeth Graves, b. 22 Aug. 1911, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Thomas, d. 23 June 1969 (Greensboro, NC).  Bur. High Rock Missionary Baptist Cem. (Reidsville, NC).

    86.   Carrie (or Connie or Annie) Graves, b.c. 1918.

Children - Graves, by Eugenia Herbin

    87.   Carlton Graves, b.c. 1921, never married, d. 20 Oct. 1947 (Jamestown, Guilford Co., NC).  Bur. High Rock Cem.

    88.   John H. Graves, b. 21 Dec. 1923, d. 23 Dec. 2002 (Guilford Co., NC).

    89.   Julia A. Graves, b.c. 1925.

    90.   Raymond Scott Graves, b. 9 Sept. 1925, d. 15 April 1990 (Guilford Co., NC).

 

Albert W. Graves (24) was born 5 March 1889 in Rockingham Co., NC, died 10 April 1954 in Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC[22], and was buried in New Center Cem.  He married Bessie Pearl Rice, daughter of Henry Rice and Martha Rice, on 17 April 1910 in Rockingham Co., NC.  She was born about 1895 in NC.  She was half Cherokee Indian, according to R‑2.  They were in the 1920 census for Williamsburg Twp., Rockingham Co., NC.  They were in the 1930 census for Ruffin Twp., Rockingham Co., NC.  He was a farmer.  All their children  were born in NC.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

    91.   Early Mae Graves, b.c. 1911.

+92.   William Edward Graves, b.c. 1912, m. Elnora Nash.

    93.   Bessie Pearl Graves, b.c. 1914.

    94.   Robert L. Graves, b.c. 1915.

    95.   John Weldon Graves, b.c. 1917.

    96.   Elijah Virgil (“Virgie”) Graves, b.c. 1919.

    97.   Christine Graves, b.c. 1920.

    98.   Emma L. Graves, b.c. 1921.

    99.   Ernest S. Graves, b.c. 1922.

    100.    Joe F. Graves, b.c. 1924.

    101.    Albert Graves, b.c. 1925.

    102.    James E. Graves, b.c. 1927.

    103.    Henry T. Graves, b.c. 1928.

 

CHILDREN OF FRANK GRAVES (4)

Mary J. Graves (29) was born about 1885-1888 in NC.  She married Walter Gwynn (or Guinn) about 1905.  He was born about 1980 in NC, and died before the 1920 census.  They were in the 1910 census for Williamsburg Twp., Rockingham Co., NC, with her father living with them.  She was in the 1920 census for Reidsville Twp., Rockingham Co., NC, living with her father.

Children - Gwynn

    104.    William (“Willie”) Gwynn, b.c. 1908.

 

CHILDREN OF JOSEPH E. GRAVES (7) AND ELIZABETH COBB

Lelia Graves (43) was born about 1891 in NC.  She married Robert Powell on 8 Jan. 1911 in Rockingham Co., NC[23].  He died before the 1920 census.  She was a widow in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Reidsville Twp., Rockingham Co., NC, living with her parents.

Children - Powell

    105.    Maggie Powell, b.c. 1912.

 

Josephus (or Joseph) Graves (46) was born 30 May 1901 in NC, died 12 Nov. 1972 in Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC[24]., and was buried in New Church Cem., Rockingham Co., NC.  He first married Katie ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1924 (or 1929).  She was born about 1908 in NC.  They were in the 1930 census for Reidsville Twp., Rockingham Co., NC, living with his parents.  He married second Emma Sue (Stacey) Jackson, daughter of Thomas Stacey and Harriet Barnett, on 3 Nov. 1945 in Reidsville, NC.  She was born 28 April 1904 in Rockingham Co., NC, died 25 Dec. 1959 in Durham, Durham Co., NC, and was buried in Mt. Herman Cem., Ruffin, NC.

Children - Graves

    106.    Lelia Belle Graves, b.c. 1930 (NC), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Reid.

 

CHILDREN OF SHERMAN GRAVES (9)

McKinley Washington Graves (51), almost always called McKinley, was born 27 (or 17) July 1900[25] in NC, and died 8 March 1973 in Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC[26].  (His name was given as McKinley Washington Graves on his death certificate, but it was Washington McKinley Graves on the 1910 census.)  He first married Hattie Kissee[27], daughter of Adolphus (“Dolphus”) Kissee and Pricey Farris, about 1929.  She was born about 1912 in NC.  She was in the 1920 census for Reidsville Twp., Rockingham Co., NC, living with her parents.  McKinley and Hattie were in the 1930 census for Reidsville Twp., Rockingham Co., NC, living with his parents.  All his children were born in Rockingham Co., NC.  He married second Nellie Neal on 20 Sept. 1947 in Rockingham Co., NC.  He married third Ethel Stokes on 16 Aug. 1952 in Rockingham Co., NC.  They divorced 22 March 1960 in Rockingham Co., NC, and he married fourth Lillie May Lawary, daughter of C. B. Lawary, on 13 Dec. 1961 in Reidsville, NC.  She was born in 1943 in Rockingham Co., NC.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Graves, by Hattie Kissee

    107.    James Graves, b. 22 March 1930.

    108.    Mary Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1932.

+109.    Joe McKinley Graves, b. 16 May 1932, m. Allene Wray, d. 17 June 1988.

+110.    Ernest Hollywood Graves, b. 17 Aug. 1934, m. Edna Louise Graves, d. 23 Dec. 2008.

+111.    Sherman David Graves, b. 1937, m. Linda Lou Matthews.

+112.    Samuel Lee Graves, b.c. 1938 (Rockingham Co., NC), m. Lena Mae Graves, 20 Nov. 1965.

    113.    Warren Abraham Graves

    114.    William Graves

    115.    Paul Washington Graves

Children - Graves, by Nellie Neal

    116.    daughter, possibly by her previous marriage.

Children - Graves, by Lillie M. Larry

    117.    son

    118.    Leona Louise Graves

    119.    Jerry Lee Watkins Graves

 

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[1] This birth date is from the 1900 census, and is confirmed by the age of 57 given for him in the 1880 census.  The 1870 census gives his age as 45 (born about 1825).

[2] This Azariah Graves was born in 1815, and was one of the sons of Gen. Azariah Graves and Elizabeth Williams of Caswell Co., NC.  See genealogy 270 for more information.

[3] The 1880 census gave his date of birth as Aug. 1879, but the 1900 census gave June 1880.  This 1880 date is clearly wrong, since he was 10 months old when the 1880 census was taken.

[4] According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org), General Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was a United States Army general, diplomat, and presidential candidate. Known as "Old Fuss and Feathers" and the "Grand Old Man of the Army", he served on active duty as a general longer than any other man in American history and most historians[rate him the ablest American commander of his time. Over the course of his fifty-year career, he commanded forces in the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Black Hawk War, the Second Seminole War, and, briefly, the American Civil War, conceiving the Union strategy known as the Anaconda Plan that would be used to defeat the Confederacy.

A national hero after the Mexican-American War, he served as military governor of Mexico City. Such was his stature that, in 1852, the United States Whig Party passed over its own incumbent President of the United States, Millard Fillmore, to nominate Scott in the United States presidential election. Scott lost to Democrat Franklin Pierce in the general election, but remained a popular national figure, receiving a brevet promotion in 1856 to the rank of lieutenant general, becoming the first American since George Washington to hold that rank.

[5] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 84, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[6] “North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979”, as posted on familysearch.org.

[7] Her name was on the death certificate for her son Josephus Graves.

[8] “North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979” as posted on familysearch.org.

[9] “North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979” as posted on familysearch.org.

[10] Mary Williamson and Sherman Graves were given as the parents of their children Robinson and Edna in the NC Birth Index, 1800-2000, Ancestry.com.

[11] “North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979” as posted on familysearch.org.

[12] “North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979” as posted on familysearch.org.

[13] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 69 as psoted on Ancestry.com.

[14] All information from North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004, Ancestry.com.

[15] Lillie’s date of birth from North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, Ancestry.com.

[16] His death certificate gives his name, his parents’ names, and date and place of his birth and death.  The information was provided by his son, Dillard D. Graves.

[17] His name, date of birth, and his parents’ names from NC Birth Index, 1800-2000.

[18] According to his World War I Draft Registration,in Rockingham Co., NC, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[19] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 98, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[20] North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[21] North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[22] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, certificate 9429, as posted on Ancestry.com.

[23] “North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979” as posted on familysearch.org.

[24] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, Ancestry.com.

[25] His death certificate gives his death date as 27 July, but the Social Security Death Index gives it as 17 July.

[26] His birth and death dates and places, and the names of his parents and wife are from North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, Ancestry.com.

[27] Her surname was spelled Kezee in the NC Birth Index on Ancestry.com.