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67. Elizabeth "Betsy" WILLIAMS was born on 15 October 1773 in Orange County, North Carolina.3 She died on 21 August 1841 at the age of 67.

Elizabeth "Betsy" WILLIAMS and Gen. Azariah GRAVES were married on 3 June 1790 in Caswell County, North Carolina.3 Gen. Azariah GRAVES68, son of John GRAVES and Isabell LEA, was born on 29 October 1768 in Caswell County, North Carolina.3 He died on 1 March 1850 at the age of 81 in Caswell County, North Carolina.3

Married Elizabeth "Betsy" Williams on 3 Jun 1790.


DB K, p.44
6 Feb 1797 Hall Williamson of Rockingham to Azariah Graves, 231.75 acres on Horsely Cr adj Col. J. Williams, tract Hall purchased of Jacob McCraw. Wit: John Williams., Robt Mitchell
Seems that Azariah is purchasing land near his father-in-law.

DB L, p.139
28 Feb 1799 John Williams to Azariah Graves for 1000£. 243 Acres on Country Line & Horsley's Crks adj Goodlow & Robt Borwn. Wit: John Yancey & Duke Williams.

Azariah was a Brig. Gen. in the War of 1812. He was in command of the 16th Brigade, 3rd Division of the NC State Militia.

Served in the NC State Senate from Caswell Co NC, 1805-1811.

Azariah died Mar of 1850 according to the Mortality Census for Caswell Co.. Said to be 81, born in NC and died of Old Age.

Azariah and his wife Elizabeth are buried in a small family cemetery at what was her father's [Col. John Williams] plantation.

Elizabeth "Betsy" WILLIAMS and Gen. Azariah GRAVES had the following children:

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John Williams GRAVES10,69 was born on 4 March 1792. He died in March 1847 at the age of 55.

John married Martha E. Hinton, 26 Oct 1814.

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Ann Lea "Nancy" GRAVES.

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Elizabeth Williams GRAVES.

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Henrietta W. GRAVES69 was born on 7 April 1799. She died in 1886 at the age of 87 in Rockingham County, North Carolina.

Henrietta married Thomas Settle, 21 Sep 1820, Caswell, NC.

1850 Census, Rockingham Co NC, Eastern Dist, Hh 371
Thomas Settle, age 60, Judge, b. NC
Henrietta, age 50
Henrietta, age 22, Caroline, age 21, Thomas 19, Francis 15 [female], Rebecca 12. D. A. Z., age 10 [male]

Next door in #372, was Josiah Settle, Henrietta's brother-in-law and niece.

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Martha W. GRAVES.

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Hon. Calvin GRAVES.

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Frances Lea GRAVES69 was born on 2 September 1807 in Caswell County, North Carolina. She died on 7 October 1829 at the age of 22 in Rockingham County, North Carolina.

Frances married Josiah Settle, 8 Jun 1825. She died young but apparently they had at least one daughter, probably named for her mother. Frances may have died in childbirth.

1850 Census. Eastern Division, Rockingham Co, NC Hh 372
Josiah Settle, age 50, Farmer, b. NC
F. L. [female], age 20.

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Mary Kerr GRAVES69 was born on 15 April 1810. She died after 1850 at the age of 40 in Rockingham County, North Carolina.

Mary married Alexis Howard, 7 Dec 1842, Caswell NC

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Rebecca Williams GRAVES.

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Azariah GRAVES was born on 10 August 1815 in Caswell County, North Carolina. He died on 9 July 1897 at the age of 81 in Caswell County, North Carolina.

Azariah was married at least three times. (1) to Meekey Hardin Slade, 26 Jun 1844 (2) Elizabeth Jane Neal, 20 Jul 1846 - they had six children (3) Isabella Howard, 17 Mar 1858