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Father: Abraham B Gravat

Birth: 28 Jul 1811 in New Jersey
Death: 7 Feb 1866 in Vermilion, Illinois
Burial: Johnson Cemetery in Vermilion, Illinois
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Mother: Emily M Potter
Marriage: 4 Nov 1841 in Sangamon, Illinois
Birth: 8 Oct 1818 in New York
Death: 4 Jun 1889 in Vermilion, Illinois
Burial: Johnson Cemetery in Vermilion, Illinois
Father: Elijah Potter
Mother: Lana Van Wormer


Children: 6


1. Helen S Gravat*

Birth: Jan 1844 or 1850 in Illinois
Death: 30 May 1915 in Vigo, Indiana
Burial: Gordon Cemetery in Vermilion, Illinois

Husband #1: James D English
Marriage: 2 Oct 1866 in Vermilion, Illinois
Divorce: [1880-1883] in Vermilion, Illinois
Birth: Oct 1841 in Ohio
Death: 19 Jun 1921 in Vermilion, Illinois
Burial: Danville National Cemetery in Vermilion, Illinois
Father: James T English
Mother: Elizabeth McCollister
Other Spouses: Jennie Alice Rupert

Husband #2: Leonard A Swick
Marriage: 21 Apr 1883 in Vermilion, Illinois
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2. Rigdon P Gravat

Birth: Dec 1845 in Vermilion, Illinois
Death: 8 Oct 1915 in Leavenworth, Kansas
Burial: Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas

Wife #1: JoAnna L Newlin
Marriage: 2 May 1872 in Vermilion, Illinois
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Father: William Newlin
Mother: Azubah MNU

Wife #2: Carrie Ralston
Marriage: 7 Jan 1891 in Jasper, Missouri
Divorce: [1891-1899]
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3. Oscar Brown Gravat

Birth: Jun 1848 in Vermilion, Illinois
Death: 4 Aug 1912 in Vermilion, Illinois
Burial: Gordon Cemetery in Vermilion, Illinois

Wife #1: Rachel Caroline Blankenship
Marriage: 2 Nov 1870 in Vermilion, Illinois
Birth: 20 Dec 1845 in Illinois
Death: 22 Mar 1871 in Vermilion, Illinois
Burial: Johnson Cemetery in Vermilion, Illinois
Father: William Chambers Blankenship
Mother: Almeda Stearns

Wife #2: Sarah Catherine Chenoweth
Marriage: 26 Aug 1873 in Vermilion, Illinois
Birth: 29 Oct 1852 in Ohio
Death: 11 Apr 1927 in Vermilion, Illinois
Burial: Gordon Cemetery in Vermilion, Illinois
Father: Jacob Chenoweth
Mother: Elizabeth Sadley

4. Philanie Gravat

Birth: 8 Jan 1850 in Vermilion, Illinois
Death: 12 Jun 1943 in Vermilion, Illinois
Burial: Gundy Cemetery in Vermilion, Illinois

Husband: Josephus B Starr
Marriage: 22 Jan 1873 in Vermilion, Illinois
Birth: 22 Jul 1851 in Logan, Illinois
Death: 8 Apr 1925 in Vermilion, Illinois
Burial: Gundy Cemetery
Father: Shelby Starr
Mother: Nancy Groves

5. John G Gravat

Birth: 4 Jul 1856 in Vermilion, Illinois
Death: 6 Apr 1879 in Vermilion, Illinois
Burial: Johnson Cemetery in Vermilion, Illinois


6. Jantha E Gravat

Birth: 22 May 1858 in Vermilion, Illinois
Death: 18 Jul 1876 in Vermilion, Illinois
Burial: Johnson Cemetery in Vermilion, Illinois


*The census readings show a daughter Sarah born in 1843 but she wasn’t on the 1860 census but a daughter showed up as 10 yrs old named Helen S. Helen gives her birth year varying between 1843 to 1852 and the 1900 census states Jan 1850, but she states her birth location is Sangamon Co IL [Papes]. This confused me until I found her parents date of marriage which happens to be Sangamon County. This leads me to believe that she is the first Sarah but her age was incorrectly given as 10 yrs old.