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24. Julia Caroline THOMAS was born on 1 June 1824 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.32 She died on 29 April 1900 at the age of 75 in Henry County, Virginia.

Julia Caroline THOMAS and Benjamin Franklin GRAVELY were married on 11 December 1845 in Henry County, Virginia. Benjamin Franklin GRAVELY, son of Jabez GRAVELY and Judith WELLS, was born on 8 November 1818 in Henry County, Virginia. He died on 23 February 1882 at the age of 63 in Leatherwood, Henry County, Virginia.

Marriage is in the Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, database at FamilySearch.org.

From FindAGrave:
He is the son of Jabez E. Gravely and Judith Wells. They had six children: Kate (died before 1934), Nancy Watking "Nannie" (b: Nov 1846, d: Feb 20, 1834), Jonathan Thomas "John" (b: 1848/1849), Julia Alberta "Berta" (b: Jul 18, 1851, d: Nov 7, 1939), Henry Clay (b: Jun 1857), and Benjamin Franklin, Jr.

1880 Census. Leatherwood, Henry Co, VA, Hh 52
Benj. F. Gravely, age 61, Tobacconist & Farmer, b. VA
Julia C., wife, age 56
Nannie W., 33, daughter
J. Thomas, 31, son, Dry Goods Merchant
H. Clay, 22, son, Manages Tobacco factory
Horatio S. Slaydon, Boarder, age 29, works at Tobacco factory
Peter Hairston, 17, Black, servant
Brice Hairston, 17, Black, servant
Edith Caster, 23, Black, servant

Julia Caroline THOMAS and Benjamin Franklin GRAVELY had the following children:

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Nancy Watkins "Nannie" GRAVELY was born in November 1846 in Henry County, Virginia. She died on 20 February 1934 at the age of 87 in Leatherwood, Henry County, Virginia.

Never married.

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John Thomas GRAVELY was born on 1 May 1849 in Henry County, Virginia. He died on 26 March 1893 at the age of 43.

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Julia Alberta GRAVELY was born in July 1851 in Henry County, Virginia.

In 1900, Berta Finwald was living with Henry Clay Thomas, sister, b. Jul 1851, age 48, a widow - she had two children, but they are not with her.

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Henry Clay GRAVELY.