Mother's name not given in Kingston Parish register.
Is this the right marriage for Ann - there seems to be a conflict. She was certainly married to a Solomon Graves. Graves publications list only a single wife for Solomon - Frances Lewis - and believe she was the mother of all his children. The son that appears to be oldest, William B. Graves, was age 59 in the 1850 census in Randolph Co, GA, or born 1791. Ann Smith was living when her father's will was written, 3 Oct 1789. She is completely omitted in the will of Ann Brookes, widow of Richard, but Ann may not have been her mother ...or perhaps Ann was deceased. When Solomon Graves died his wife was named in his will as Joanna, adding to the doubt that Solomon had only a single wife named Frances.
Ann Smith BROOKES and Solomon GRAVES were married on 8 June 1788.1 Solomon GRAVES17,18,19, son of John GRAVES and Isabell LEA, was born on 29 April 1766 in Caswell County, North Carolina.20,21 He died in October 1830 at the age of 64 in Graves Farm, Newton County, Georgia.20,21
Richard Brookes named son-in-law Solomon Graves as executor of his will in 1790.
1800 Census, Caswell Co NC. Soloman Graves.
1810 Caswell Co NC Census, p.17. Solomon Graves, 1m 26-45; 3m under 10; 1m 10-16; 2m 16-26; 1f 10-16; 1f 26-45. Wife was Ann Smith Brooks. Listed with 49 slaves.
By 1821, Solomon was living in Newton Co GA. His will names his wife as Joanna. I have seen this wife as Frances Joanna Lewis, and Frances Byrd Lewis, Frances Lewis and Joanna ??, and have seen Frances placed as being the first wife, with second wife Ann Smith Brookes who he married in 1788. However, the children are usually attributed to Frances, yet census records show they were born beginning about 1792. Obviously there is a conflict about the order of the wives and who the mother of the children was. There is no doubt about the date of the marriage to Ann Smith Brookes, but the other dates vary. I suspect Joanna is a third wife, which still leaves doubt about the mother of the children.
Caswell Unrecorded Wills - at the NC State Archives, but not in Will Books of Caswell Co.
Caswell DB EE, p.320
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