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1. David Eveland was born about 1690 and died in 1761 in Amwell, New Jersey about age 71.

David married Mary before 1716. Mary was born about 1696.

General Notes: Have information from Billy Green, 20475 S.W.Christensen Rd, McMinnville, Oregon, 97128 (199 2 address) that Mary's maiden name might be Eveland. (?)


Children from this marriage were:

   2 M    i. John Eveland was born in 1716 and died in 1766 at age 50.

+ 3 M    ii. Peter Efland was born about 1718 in Orange County, North Carolina and died about 1793 in St Asaph's Dist., Orange County, North Carolina about age 75.

   4 M    iii. Frederick Eveland was born in 1720.

   5 F    iv. Margaretta Eveland was born in 1722.

   6 F    v. Magdalene Eveland was born in 1724.

   7 F    vi. Catherine Eveland was born in 1726.

   8 F    vii. Mary Eveland was born in 1728.

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3. Peter Efland was born about 1718 in Orange County, North Carolina and died about 1793 in St Asaph's Dist., Orange County, North Carolina about age 75.

General Notes: Peter b. 1718 (most probably the Peter who disappears from the records of Hunterdon County, N .J. about the time Peter Eveland appears on the tax rolls of Orange County, N.C. and who was released from paying a poll tax in 1784, being 60 or 65 years of age) If 65, that would place his birth in 1719, the approximate date given by family records. Peter (Eveland) Efland, born 1718-19; named second son in will of David Eveland of Amwell Township, Hunterdon County , N.J. Peter Efland died in St. Asaph's District of Orange County, N.C. in 1793. Married Catherine________ probably in New Jersey. Settled in North Carolina probably shortly after 1755.

Peter Efland left the following Will, dated January 4, 1793, probated in May 1793: (Orange County Will Book B, P. 234) "In the name of God Amen, I Peter Efland of the County of Orange in the State of North Carolina, being weak in body and understanding do make this my Last Will and Testament. First of all I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it to me hoping through the merit of my blessed Savior Jesus Christ to receive full pardon for all of my Sins, and as for my Body I commit it to the Earth to be Decently buried at the Discretion of my Executors hereinafter mentioned and as for what worldly goods it hath pleased God to bestow on me, I give devise and dispose in the following manner and form. "Item - I give and bequeath to Catharena Efland My Dearly beloved Wife Twenty-five pounds, one cow, one bed, bed spread and Furniture. My Will and Desire is that it be the bed that we Lie on . One large skillet one Iron pot rack also what she pleased to Take out of the Dresser also it is my Will and Desire that She Shall have all that She Brought with her to me. And it is also my Will and Desire that She keep all that I have given her during her Natural Life and to Dispose of them at her Decease as She thinks proper, and further my Will and Desire is that whatever is laid in for our Years Provision and Clothing be my Widows and None of it be taken from her." "Item - I give to my son David Efland Five Shillings Sterling it being all that Ever I intend he Shall have of my Estate." "Item - I give and bequeath to my Son John Efland, Catharena Noe, Mary Gibbs, Elizabeth Hance, Sarah Graves and Philis Sharp an Equal Share , each of them all in that part of my Estate which is not already given. Item - I do hereby appoint My Friends John Albright and Obed Green my sole and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 4 day of January 1793.

Signed: Peter Efland

Signed Sealed Acknowledged and Pronounced by me to be my Last Will and Testament in presence of: John Bullock and James Holmes."

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 4 Jan 1793, Orange County, North Carolina.

Peter married Catherine.

Children from this marriage were:

   9 M    i. David Efland was born in 1739.

   10 M    ii. John Efland was born in 1741.

+ 11 F    iii. Catherine Efland was born in 1773.

+ 12 F    iv. Mary Efland was born about 1745 in Alamance County, North Carolina and died about 1833 in Knox County, Tennessee about age 88.

   13 F    v. Elizabeth Efland was born about 1747.

+ 14 F    vi. Sarah Efland "Sary" was born on 1 Oct 1752 in Berks County, Pennsylvania and died on 28 Dec 1843 at age 91.

   15 F    vii. Phyllis Efland was born between 1751 and 1755 and died about 1841 about age 90.

Phyllis married John Joseph Sharp after 1770.

   16 M    viii. John Efland was born about 1753.

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11. Catherine Efland was born in 1773.

General Notes: Catherine Efland married John Noe, son of Peter Noe.

Catherine married John Noe, son of Peter Noe and Hannah. John was born about 1765 in Orange County, North Carolina, died in Mar 1846 in Orange County, North Carolina about age 81, and was buried on 31 Mar 1846 in Stoner's Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina.

General Notes: JOHN NOE'S WILL DATED 232 MAY 1840

In the name of God amen. I John Noe of Orange County, North Carolina being of sound mind an d under bodily affliction do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other w ills by me made and pronounce this my last will and testament. 1. I recommend to God who gave my....and...body to be decently buried at the discretion of m y executers and for what worldly goods it hath pleased god to bestow upon me....and devise i n the following manner. I f... to wit, & I give and bequeath unto my son George Noe the sum o f twenty seven dollars heretofore advanced to him and in two notes, one thirteen dollars an d the other fourteen dollars, the two said notes I give to my son George and the further su m of one shilling which is all I intend he shall have of my estate having heretofore advance d George ninety dollars and the above notes and one shilling is all I intend he shall have o f my estate. 2. I give and bequeath unto my son Daniel the sum of twenty dollars have advanced him heretof ore seventy dollars. I give him the above mentioned twenty dollars which I intend he shall ha ve of my estate and no more. 3. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sally twenty acres of land bounded as follows: Beginn ing at Daniel Graves' corner on the south side of Stinking Quarter creek running with Graves ' line parallel with Daniel Graves line to George Iseley's - and one milch cow or eight dolla rs in money to her & her heirs forever. 4. I give and bequeath to my daughter Nelly Noe twenty acres of land on the south side of Sti nking Quarter creek adjoining Sally Noe's with her line and from George Iseley's line to th e creek including her dwelling house where she now lives to her heirs forever. 5. I give and bequeath unto my son Solomon Noe the balance of my land whereon I live containi ng seventy acres more or less to and his heirs forever. 6. I have given my daughter Mary at her marriage two cows and household and kitchen furnitur e and I further give her five shillings which is all I intend she shall have of my estate. 7. After my funeral expenses and debts paid the balance of my estate if any by the sale of m y loose property to be equally divided between my three daughters Mary, Sally and Nelly, an d my two sons equal share alike or to them and their heirs forever. Nominate and appoint Edwin Holt Esq. and Paul Anthony executors to this my last will and test ament....annulling all others by me heretofore made, and pronouncing this to be my last wil l as witness my hand and seal this 23rd day of May 1840.

his Signed listed and acknowledged John X Noe (seal) afore_______Mich Holt mark
Jno_____ _________
Christian Sharp

John Noe is buried in Stoner's Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina.

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 23 May 1840, Orange County, North Carolina.

Children from this marriage were:

   17 M    i. George Noah was buried on 4 Nov 1843 in Stoner's Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina.

   18 F    ii. Sarah Noah "Sally" was born about 1790 in Orange County, North Carolina and died after 1850 in Alamance County, North Carolina.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 1850, Alamance County, North Carolina.

+ 19 F    iii. Mary Noah was born on 20 Sep 1792 in North Carolina, died on 23 Jun 1850 in Alamance County, North Carolina at age 57, and was buried in St Paul's Lutheran Church, Alamance County, North Carolina.

   20 M    iv. Daniel Noah was born about 1799 in Orange County, North Carolina, died on 19 Oct 1881 in Alamance County, North Carolina about age 82, and was buried on 23 Oct 1881 in St Paul's Lutheran Church, Alamance County, North Carolina.

   21 F    v. Nelly Noah was born about 1800 in North Carolina and died after 1850.

   22 M    vi. Solomon Noah was born about 1805 in North Carolina and died in Nov 1851 in Randolph County, North Carolina about age 46.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: Alamance County, North Carolina, 1840.

12. Mary Efland was born about 1745 in Alamance County, North Carolina and died about 1833 in Knox County, Tennessee about age 88.

General Notes: Mary Efland married Nicholas Gibbs. Mary Efland is buried in a cemetery on Emery Road, near a crossroads, north of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Source: Carol Smillie

Mary married John Nicholas Gibbs, son of John Nichell Gibbs and Anna Maria Spieb, about 1764. John was born on 29 Sep 1733 in Krumbach, Badem, Germany, died in 1817 in Knox County, Tennessee at age 84, and was buried in Cemetery on Emery , Near Harbison's Cross Roads, N. Knox County, Tennessee.

General Notes: Source: Carol Smillie
Source: Chris Eschlaugh


The child from this marriage was:

+ 23 F    i. Elizabeth Gibbs was born in 1765 in Orange County, North Carolina and died in 1850 in Union County, Tennessee at age 85.

14. Sarah Efland "Sary" was born on 1 Oct 1752 in Berks County, Pennsylvania and died on 28 Dec 1843 at age 91.

General Notes: Sarah Efland could have been born in New Jersey, Pennsylvania. Last name could be spelled: Eveland, Ephland, or Efland. Source: Bernard McKerman, 2930 W. Echo Lane, Phoenix, Arizona, 85051. Sarah Efland Graves died at her daughter's home (Catherine Graves) in Powell's Valley in Claiborne County, Tennessee, 28 Dec 1842.



Sarah married Bostian Sebastian Graves, son of John Sebastian Graff Graves and Maria Magdalena Fuchs, in Jun 1769 in Orange County, North Carolina. Bostian was born on 1 Oct 1747 in Greenwich Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, died on 1 Apr 1840 in Knox County, Tennessee at age 92, and was buried on 5 Apr 1840 in Graveston, Knox County, Tennessee.

General Notes: Boston (Sebastian) Graves (Graff), was born Oct 1, 1747 in Berks County, Pa. His birth date appears in the records of Dunkel's Church, Greenwich Township, Berks County, so it is assumed that he was born in that township.
An account of the marriage of Boston to Sarah Efland, daughter of Peter and Catherine Efland, is to be found in a affidavit accompanying his pension application, and because of the wealth of family data contained in his application for a pension for services performed in North Carolina during the Revolutionary War, and in affidavits made in behalf of his widow to enable her to obtain a pension after his death, an abstract of their papers has been made by the writer, as follows: Pension Application of Boston Graves (R 4213). Issued July 10, 1 833 $40 per annum from Mar. 4, 1831 - wife Sarah. Applied for pension Aug 23, 1832, in Knox County, Tenn. Age 85.
Born in Pennsylvania on Oct. 1, 1747. Moved to Orange County, N.C., where he was drafted in 1779 as private in the Militia under Capt. Wm. O'Neal.
Boston Graves and William Graves, who was single, were in the blacksmith business together. It was agreed that William Graves perform the war service since Boston had a family. So the two partners divided the profits, which was done in 1779 or 1780.
When Boston was drafted the second time, for 5 or 6 months, he hired his wife's brother , John Ephland, whom he had raised and was then living with applicant, and being a single man , to take his place. Boston Graves had a substitute for the third draft. In 1781, he was drafted for the fourth time for a term of 3 months under Capt. Wm Rogers, Col. Wm. O'Neal and Gen . Butler. Applicant and Joseph Albright were ordered to work out their tour of duty in Orange County, N.C., at the blacksmith business. After one month he was ordered to Hillsboro, where he was taken prisoner, together with Lt. John Campbell, Col. Little and Gov. Birk and sent to Wilmington and put on board a ship and taken to Charleston, S.C., where he was finally exchanged.
On Aug. 21. 1832, Mary Gibbs, now living in Knox County, who lived near Boston Graves in Orange County, N.C., testified that she knew that he was taken a prisoner at Hillsboro and held for 11 months.
On June 11, 1841, Sarah Graves made affidavit that her husband, Boston Graves, died April 1, 1840. Henry Graves and William Graves (preacher of the Gospel) made affidavit that they saw Boston Graves die and that they attended the funeral. George Graves was an acting justice of the peace in Knox County.
On Dec. 8, 1841, Philopeni (Phyllis) Sharp of Anderson County, Tenn., testified: "I was present at the marriage of Boston Graves and Sarah Ephland, the wife and widow...; that in the early part of June 1769 in the State of North Carolina, Orange County, I rode from my father's house Peter Ephland, in company with Boston Graves and Sarah Ephland, now Sarah Graves, to Michael Holloway's where they were married by the county minister as he was then called and returned in company with them to my father, and that said Boston and Sarah Graves have lived together as man and wife from that time to his death."

Signed: Philopine X Sharp Her Mark

Witness: Henry Graves Sworn to before William H. Gibbs, Justice of the Peace for Anderson Cou nty.

On Mar. 2, 1844, Henry Graves, 55 years old, of Knox County, a son of Boston, who died Apr. 1, 1840, and whose mother, Sarah Graves, died Dec. 28, 1842, testified that his parents left the following children: Catherine Sharp, Elizabeth Clapp, John Graves, Peter Graves, George Graves, Henry Graves and David Graves.

Pension (for Widow) suspended for lack of proof of marriage. (Rejected pension claims, p. 401 )

In addition to the children mentioned, Boston Graves had a daughter named Mary, who married George Trout. (Records of Roy Stockwell) Boston also had a son named Daniel, who died in Knox County on Oct. 7, 1838. Daniel's wife was Sophia Clapp and they had 8 children. A son , John born Sept 20, 1804, married Catherine Graves, daughter of John and Sarah Sharp Graves . (Records of Roy Stockwell)
Boston Graves' name appeared on the 1779 tax list for Orange County, N.C. assessed on property valued at $1,501, and in 1780 he was taxed on 129 acres of land. His name appeared fo r the last time on the 1785 tax list, still taxed on 129 acres. Records found in Montgomery County, Virginia, indicate that Boston spent several years in that county before settling in Knox County, Tenn., but he apparently retained his property in North Carolina until 1795 , when a deed from Boston Graves to John Iffland, dated Aug 25, 1795 (Orange County, N.C. Granter Book 6, p. 5) appears in the records. Judging from the birthplace of his children, he must have returned to North Carolina from Virginia several times before finally settling in Knox County, where he remained until his death in 1840. Boston's name appeared on the 1790 personal tax records of Montgomery County, Va., in 1790, having made a return on June 29, 1790, on 6 horses, living with him at the time was a male between 16-21. In this record, Boston's name was spelled Bostain Greaves. In 1792, he was taxed on 9 horses: in 1793 on 9 horses ; and in 1795 on 8 horses, with no sons under 21. He appeared in the 1791 Land Book for Montgomery County taxed on 50 acres of land.
At least one of Boston's children-Peter-was born in Virginia, in 1783. On Aug. 21, 1790 , Boston was a witness to the marriage of George Mann to Elizabeth Moyer (Mozer). On Apr. 22 , 1793, Boston's daughter, Elizabeth, married David Clapp (Marriage Book A-Montgomery County, Va). Boston Graves' name was given as father.
On Aug. 16, 1797, Boston Graves and wife Sarah, of the county of Montgomery, Va., deeded to David Price of the same county, 235 acres of land on "Clover Bottom waters of Sinking Creek, a branch of New River..." This deed was acknowledged in the Montgomery County Court of January 1798 by Boston and Sarah Graves. (Montgomery Co. Deed Book C, p. 95)
Daniel Graves' name appears in the 1830 census for Knox County, Tenn., age between 50-60 (1770-80), and it is likely that he was the oldest son of Boston and Sarah Efland Graves.
Boston's daughter, Catherine, married William Sharp, probably about 1789, as their daughter Sarah (Sally) was born Apr. 11, 1790 in Virginia, and is believed to have been the oldest child of the couple. Sally married Daniel Gibbs, youngest son of Nicholas and Mary Efland Gibbs. (They must have been second cousins, as Sally's mother Catherine and Daniel Gibbs would be first cousins)
The 1830 census for Claiborne County gives Catherine Sharp's age as between 50-60, so she was born sometime between 1770-80. (See History of William and Catherine Graves Sharp)
Elizabeth, Boston's daughter, married David Clapp, born Oct. 17, 1772 and believed to have been the son of Barney and Philopeni Moser Clapp. Barney Clapp, born 1741, was the son of George Valentine and Mary Albright Clapp. He married Philopeni Moser, born Dec. 24, 1741; died Jan. 12, 1780, daughter of Adam Moser, formally of Hereford Township, Berks County, Pa.
John Graves, son of Boston, was born about 1780 in North Carolina (1850 Knox County, Tenn. census) and married Mary Trout, born about 1782 in Virginia. (1850 Knox County Tenn. cens us.)
Boston's son Peter was born Sept. 15, 1783 in Montgomery County, Va., and on Apr. 4, 1806, married Jane Milton in Knox County, Tenn. (Obituary notice published in Bainbridge, Ind , newspaper) His wife died in 1853. After several years in Knox County, they settled near Bainbridge, Putnam County, Indiana, where he died Feb. 2, 1860. (Obituary notice published in Bainbridge, Ind, newspaper) They had 7 children. (Records of Mrs. C.C. Collins, Roachdale, Ind. , a descendant)
George, son of Boston, was born about 1785 in North Carolina, (1850 Knox County, Tenn . census) and married Ann Rutherford, born about 1791 in Virginia. They had no children. (Records of Roy Stockwell)
Henry Graves was born May 21, 1788, (The dates on Henry Graves and his family were copied from a Bible record on file at the D.A.R. Library, Washington, D.C. This Bible is owned by Ellis Reed Graves) and on Sept. 1, 1814, married Betsey Ann Grills, born Feb. 1, 1792, daughter of Elliott and Mary (Polly) Grills. Polly Grills died Mar. 13, 1821. They had 8 children . (Elliott Grills was the son of John and Philadelphia Grills, whose children were: Richard ; Elinor, m. Col. Thomas Ingles, son of William and Mary (Draper) Ingles; Elizabeth; John, m . (1) Aug. 18, 1785, Mary Ingles, daughter of Maury Ingles (Marriage records of Montgomery an d Fincastle Co., Va.); (2) Peggy Robinson, daughter of John, on Aug. 8, 1791; Mildred; b. Nov . 27, 1758 in Albemrle Co., Va.; m. on New River, Montgomery Co., Va., John McAdoo II, (b. in Augusta, later Botetourt Co., Va. Feb. 6, 1757; d. in Anderson Co., Tenn. Dec. 26, 1830. She died Jan. 8, 1838 in Anderson County), on Sept. 4, 1787. (Records of Mrs. Ada Morrow Reeves of Nashville, Tenn.); Elliott, m. Mary _____, who died Mar. 13, 1821)
Betsey Ann (Grills) Graves died June 14, 1850 and Henry died Feb. 6, 1870, in Knox Coun ty, Tenn.
David, (D.A.R. Lineage Book 100, p. 38) probably the youngest son of Boston, married in Knox County on Sept. 13, 1817, Mary Holloway (b. about 1795), who died Sept. 4, 1869. One of their children was William, born July 19, 1818, died Apr. 6, 1895, who married on Oct. 2, 1837, Mahala Graves, born Sept. 24 , 1821. The 1830 Knox County census gives David's age as between 30-40 (b. between 1790-1800). At that time he had 5 children, all under 10. David Graves died in 1846. (D.A.R. Lineage Book 100, p. 38) The Bible records on file at the D.A.R . Library stated that Sarah Graves died Dec. 28, 1843 "in her 90th year", so she must have been born about 1752-53 probably in New Jersey.

Knox County Tennessee 1806 tax lists Shows Bostian Graves taxed on 537 acres.

The tax lists for Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne Counties 1800-1820 list Bostian Graves.

Boston Graves is buried in the Graves Cemetery, now (1996) located east of the town of Graveston Tennessee. Turn south off of Tazwell Pike on Jim Wolf road, go about 1/4 mile to the home of Mrs Webster, on the left, Graves cemetery is located behind her house about 200 yards . This cemetery is very overgrown, all the tombstones are very difficult to read except Bostons', it has had a new marker put on it by the DAR in the last few years. Don & Scharmal Conley took a photo of Boston's tombstone in 1996. This tombstone reads: Boston Graves, North Carolina, PVT Capt Wm Rogers Co, Revolutionary War, Oct 1 1747, April 1 1840.
Boson Graves died at his son George Graves home fifteen miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee, April 1, 1840, at 4-1/2 o'clock p.m. in his 93 year of his age.

Noted events in his life were:

• Naturalization: 1763, North Carolina.

• deed: 25 Aug 1795, Orange County, North Carolina.

• deed: 16 Aug 1797, Montgomery County, Virginia.

• Tax List: 1779-1780, Orange County, North Carolina.

• Tax List: 1785, Orange County, North Carolina.

• Tax List: 29 Jun 1790, Montgomery County, Virginia.

• Tax List: 1791, Montgomery County, Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 24 F    i. Catherine Graves was born about 1770 in Granger County, North Carolina and died in 1840 in Claiborne County, Tennessee about age 70.

+ 25 M    ii. Daniel Graves was born in 1772 in Granger County, North Carolina and died on 7 Oct 1838 in Knox County, Tennessee at age 66.

+ 26 F    iii. Elizabeth Graves "Betsy" was born about 1775 in Granger County, North Carolina.

+ 27 F    iv. Mary Graves was born about 1777 in Granger County, North Carolina and died on 9 Sep 1826 about age 49.

+ 28 M    v. John Graves was born on 29 Feb 1780 in North Carolina, died on 10 Mar 1867 at age 87, and was buried in Graves Cemetery, Graveston, Knox County, Tennessee.

+ 29 M    vi. Peter Graves was born on 15 Sep 1783 in Montgomery County, Virginia and died on 2 Feb 1860 in Bainbridge, Putnam County, Indiana at age 76.

+ 30 M    vii. George Graves was born about 1785 in North Carolina and died on 25 Jun 1861 about age 76.

+ 31 M    viii. Henry Graves was born on 21 May 1788 in North Carolina and died on 6 Feb 1870 in Knox County, Tennessee at age 81.

+ 32 M    ix. David Graves was born about 1790 in Orange County, North Carolina and died on 23 Aug 1846 in Marian, Crittenden County, Kentucky about age 56.

   33 F    x. Sarah Graves was born about 1799 and died on 28 Dec 1843 about age 44.

Sarah married Henry Stiner.
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19. Mary Noah was born on 20 Sep 1792 in North Carolina, died on 23 Jun 1850 in Alamance County, North Carolina at age 57, and was buried in St Paul's Lutheran Church, Alamance County, North Carolina.

General Notes: Mary Noah inherited the following from her father John Noe: I have given my daughter Mary a t her marriage two cows and household and kitchen furniture and I further give her five shill ings which is all I intend she shall have of my estate. Source: Will of John Noe, dated 23 Ma y 1840, Orange County, North Carolina.

Mary married Daniel Graves, son of John Jacob Graves and Turley Coble, in Jul 1814. Daniel was born about 1792.

Children from this marriage were:

   34 M    i. Levi Graves

Levi married Jane Graves.

   35 F    ii. Tempe Graves

Tempe married Christopher Curtis.

   36 F    iii. Nellie Graves

   37 F    iv. Delilah Graves

Delilah married George Kimrey.

23. Elizabeth Gibbs was born in 1765 in Orange County, North Carolina and died in 1850 in Union County, Tennessee at age 85.

General Notes: Source: Carol Smillie

Elizabeth married John Snodderly, son of George Phillip Snoterly and Elizabeth Turley, in 1786 in North Carolina. John was born in 1767 in Orange County, North Carolina and died in 1835 in Campbell County, Tennessee at age 68.

General Notes: Source: Carol Smillie


Children from this marriage were:

+ 38 F    i. Hulda Elizabeth Snodderly was born in 1791 in Tennessee.

   39 F    ii. Sarah Snodderly was born in May 1794 in Union County, Tennessee and died on 21 Oct 1855 in Union County, Tennessee at age 61.

24. Catherine Graves was born about 1770 in Granger County, North Carolina and died in 1840 in Claiborne County, Tennessee about age 70.

General Notes:

WILLIAM AND CATHARINE GRAVES SHARP of Claiborn e County, Tennessee

The Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers, page 932, contain a record o f the sale of 299 acres of land located in Clover Bottom, on Sinking Creek, Montgomery County , for 200 pounds, on July 3, 1798, by William Sharp and Cautherana (Catherine), his wife, t o John Bowen. Upon examination of the records at Christiansburg, Virginia, the writer found t hat this property was surveyed May 19, 1789, and joined land of John Lucas (?). This deed o f bargain and sale was acknowledged in the July Court 1798, "The said wife being first privil y examined as the Law directs, and ordered to be recorded."
The name of William Sharp first appeared on the personal tax records of Montgomery Coun ty, Va., in 1790, he having made a return on June 27, 1790, on 5 horses. In 1791, he was taxe d on 184 acres of land (Montgomery County, Va. Land Book, State Library, Richmond, Va.) and h is name appeared on the personal tax records through 1795, when he was taxed on 6 horses.
Judging from the birth dates and birth places of his children, it was after the sale o f his Virginia property in 1798 that William Sharp moved with his family to Claiborne County , Tenn., where he remained until his death in 1840.
By deed dated May 11, 1803, William Sharp purchased from Francis Mayberry a tract of la nd in Powells Valley joining end of lot A of Henderson and Company.(Claiborne County, Tenn. D eed Book A, p. 80) In 1809 he was granted 100 acres of land by the State of Tennessee-No. 68 2 (Claiborne County, Tenn. Deed Book D, P. 169) as follows: "Know ye that in consideration o f an entry made in the office of the surveyor of the 5th district No. 320 dated Oct. 11, 180 9 and founded on certificate No. 53 there is granted by the State unto William Sharp 100 acre s lying in the county of Claiborne in the District of Hamilton including the place where sai d William now lives beginning at the Mayberry line..."
Signed: Willie Blount

From records belonging to descendants of William and Catherine Sharp, it has been learne d that William's wife was Catherine Graves, and that she was a daughter of Boston and Sarah E fland Graves. Among Boston's pension papers there was a list of his children, and one of hi s daughters was Catherine Sharp. It is likely that William and Catherine were married in Mont gomery County about the date of survey of his property in that county--May 1789--as their old est child, Sarah, was born in Virginia in 1790.
According to the records of Roy Stockwell, a descendant of the Graves and Sharps, Willi am Sharp was a nephew of Henry Sharp, who married Barbara Graves, sister of Boston, and he ha d brothers named John, George, and Aaron. The 1830 census for Claiborne County lists Willia m Sharp, Sr., age between 60-70 (born between 1760-70) and his wife, between 50-60 (b.1770-17 80). Also appearing in the same census was a George Sharp, Sr., between 70-80. Could he hav e been the George who was in Montgomery County with Henry, John and William Sharp, and whos e wife was named Elizabeth? And was perhaps William's brother?

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 1830, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

Catherine married William Sharp in 1789 in Virginia. William was born in 1760 in Virginia and died on 11 Mar 1840 in Claiborne County, Tennessee at age 80.

General Notes: William Sharp, Sr., died between Mar. 11, 1840, the date of his will, and Mar. 20, 1840 , when there was a sale of his personal property. (Records of Mrs. Mildred Warren, Smachover , Arkansas, great granddaughter of John G. Sharp.) Attending this sale were William Sharp, Ch ristian Sharp, Henry Sharp, John Parker, and Isaac Sharp. In his will, William bequeathed t o his wife Catherine...and "Whereas I have previously entered to my sons Henry and William Sh arp a portion of my land I wish them to remain where now they are..I nominate and appoint Bos ton Graves and Christian Sharp my executors." Boston Graves was his son in law.

There is a William Sharp on tax list in Anderson county, Tennessee, 1805.


Children from this marriage were:

   40 M    i. Christian Sharp .

Christian married Delila Rutherford.

Christian next married Jane Owens.

+ 41 F    ii. Elizabeth (Betsy) Sharp died on 30 Jun 1879 in Buchanan County, Missouri.

   42 F    iii. Sarah Sharp "Sally" was born on 11 Apr 1790 in Virginia.

Sarah married Daniel Gibbs, son of Nicholas Gibbs and Mary Efland. Daniel was born in 1786.

General Notes: Source: Union County, Tennessee Historical Soceity, Maynardville, Tennessee.

   43 F    iv. Mary Sharp .

Mary married Jacob Owens.

   44 M    v. Henry Sharp .

Henry married Celia Freeman on 6 Jul 1838.

   45 M    vi. William Sharp was born on 9 Apr 1805.

William married Sallie Parker.

   46 F    vii. Anna Sharp .

Anna married John Freeman.

General Notes: John Freeman was a Baptist preacher.

   47 F    viii. Jane Sharp .

Jane married Elisah Davis.

+ 48 M    ix. Isaac (William) Sharp was born on 8 Nov 1799 in Tennessee and died on 25 Jan 1890 in Tennessee at age 90.

   49 M    x. Daniel Sharp was born about 1797 in Virginia.

Daniel married Sally Rogers.

   50 F    xi. Catherine Sharp .

25. Daniel Graves was born in 1772 in Granger County, North Carolina and died on 7 Oct 1838 in Knox County, Tennessee at age 66.

General Notes: The Exact date of Daniel Graves death was found in an inventory of his personal estate, wh ich was October 7, 1838, and was recorded in Knox County. Before his death, Daniel made a dee d to William and Daniel Graves, consideration $1 to 3,000 acres at a 5,000 acre corner grante d to Robert Harper, by him to Hugh Williams, by him to Wiley Blount, by him to Pleasant M. Mi ller by him to myself...Hansard line to Bull Run...to keep me and my wife Sophia a sufficien t supply of all necessities of life to support agreeable to our usual mode of life, then al l balance of profits of said acres authorized to apply to their own use...dated July 22, 1838 .


/s/Daniel Graves Registered Sept 4, 1838

Attest: George Graves Henry Graves William Graves Boston Graves Wm. P. Harbison

The writer has no knowledge as to the original grantees to tracts of land on the head wate rs of Little Flat Creek. Most of them had served in the Continental Armies of North Carolin a or Virginia during the Revolutionary War. Daniel Graves and his father Boston (Sebastian ) Graves (Graff) were in the area May 23, 1797.it is believed they came to Tennessee from Mon tgomery County, Virginia. They had earlier lived in Orange County, North Carolina. Since thi s recorder (Scharmal Veronica Triesch Conley) is a descendant of both Daniel and Boston Grave s much of this compilation will relate to them and their descendants. On May 23, 1797, Dan iel Graves bought 200 acres of land from John Beard. The land was located in the head water s area of Little Flat Creek, first known as Gravesville and later Graveston. The land is reco rded in Book C-1, pg. 131, Knox County, Tennessee. "This Indenture made this twenty third of May in the year of our Lord one thousan d seven hundred and ninety seven between John Beard of the County of Lincoln and State of Ken tucky of the one part and Daniel Graves of the County of Knox and State of Tennessee of the o ther part. Witnessed that the said John Beard for and in consideration of the sum of two hund red and fifty pounds ($250.00) to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledge d hath and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff, and confirm unto th e Said Daniel Graves his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land containi ng two hundred acres, lying and being in the County of Knox on the north side of Holston Rive r-Beginning at a pine, thence south forty east eighty poles (1320 ft) thence north forty fiv e degrees east seventy six poles (1254 ft) to a black oak; thence north thirteen degrees wes t two hundred and forty five poles (4042.5 ft) line C to D on the Graveston area map, to a Sp anish oak; thence south forty seven degrees west one hundred and ninety poles (1963.5 ft), t o a pine; thence south forty nine degrees east (west) one hundred poles (1650 ft.), to a hick ory; thence south thirty five degrees west forty poles (660 ft.), to a stake; thence west twe nty two poles (363 ft.) to a cedar by the ford of the creek; (Note: the cedar at the ford o f the creek. The 123 acre tract of George Graves has a corner on the cedar at the ford) thenc e south fifty four degrees east seventy poles (1155 ft.), to a stake near the fence; thence s outh forty five west fifty poles (825 ft.), to______; thence south forty four degrees east fi fty five poles (907 ft) line_____ to the beginning.

Witness: Billy Williams John Beard

On the same date as the above deed, May 23, 1797, Daniel Graves bought 257 acres on Littl e Flat Creek from John Beard, Book C-1, Pg. 130.

April 23, 1798, Daniel Graves sold Boston Graves the 257 acres he had bought from John Bea rd eleven months earlier. The deed was witnessed by William Garrett and Jonathan Blevins.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1830, Knox County, Tennessee.

Daniel married Sophia Clapp before 1795 in Montgomery County, Virginia. Sophia was born between 1775 and 1780 in Montgomery County, Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 51 M    i. Henry Graves was born on 2 Sep 1796 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, died on 29 Nov 1876 in Jersey County, Illinois at age 80, and was buried in Greene County, Illinois.

+ 52 M    ii. John Graves was born on 20 Sep 1804.

   53 F    iii. Mary Ann "Polly" Graves .

Mary married William P Harbison "Pledge" on 10 Feb 1819.

   54 F    iv. Francis Graves was born on 1 Jan 1816 and died on 2 Nov 1860 at age 44.

Francis married Pleasant Johnson on 16 Oct 1834 in Knox County, Tennessee.

+ 55 F    v. Ellen Elaenor Graves was born about 1810.

+ 56 F    vi. Sophianna A. Graves "Sofia" was born about 1811 and died in 1852 about age 41.

   57 M    vii. Daniel Graves was born about 1813.

Daniel married Dorcas Aikin on 11 Apr 1839.

Daniel next married E;Izabeth Roberts on 4 Sep 1845.

   58 M    viii. William Graves .

William married Susa Byrd on 19 Jul 1824.

26. Elizabeth Graves "Betsy" was born about 1775 in Granger County, North Carolina.

Elizabeth married David Clapp, son of Barney Clapp and Philopena Moser, on 22 Apr 1793 in Montgomery County, Virginia. David was born on 7 Oct 1772 in Guilford County, North Carolina.

General Notes: There is a David Clapp listed on Tax lists for Knox County, Tennessee, 1812.

David Clapp was baptized in the Brick Church, Beaver Creek, Guilford, County, North Carolin a on 7 Nov 1772. Source: Records of the Brick Reformed Church of Guilford County, North Carol ina.

Noted events in his life were:

• Baptism: 7 Nov 1772, Guilford County, North Carolina.

Children from this marriage were:

   59 M    i. David Daniel Clapp was born about 1795.

David married Sarah Rutherford.

   60 M    ii. Boston Clapp was born about 1797 and died before 1850.

Boston married Polly Tawnyhill on 15 Apr 1819 in Knox County, Tennessee.

   61 M    iii. Adam Clapp was born about 1799.

   62 F    iv. Phoebe Clapp

   63 F    v. Catherine Clapp was buried in Stoner's Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina.

   64 F    vi. Clapp

Clapp married William Dove.

27. Mary Graves was born about 1777 in Granger County, North Carolina and died on 9 Sep 1826 about age 49.

Mary married George Trout on 14 Jan 1801 in Knox County, Tennessee. George was born about 1771 in Virginia and died in Jan 1852 about age 81.

General Notes: George Trout is the brother of Mary Trout that married John Graves.


Children from this marriage were:

   65 M    i. William Trout was born in 1805 and died in 1889 at age 84.

   66 M    ii. John Trout was born in 1809.

   67 M    iii. Isaac Trout was born in 1811 and died in 1896 at age 85.

Isaac married Nancy J..

   68 F    iv. Nancy Trout was born on 10 Jul 1818 and died on 24 Apr 1834 at age 15.


28. John Graves was born on 29 Feb 1780 in North Carolina, died on 10 Mar 1867 at age 87, and was buried in Graves Cemetery, Graveston, Knox County, Tennessee.

General Notes: John Graves is buried at the Graves cemetery on Jim Wolfe Road close to the town of Graveston in Knox County, Tennessee. There is a tombstone beside John Graves and Mary Trout Graves in the Graves Cemetery that reads: E.J. Graves, aged 4 y 7mo, died Aug 14 1854. Could this be a child of John and Mary Graves?? The grave markers were rocks with names, initials and dates carved into them. Don & Scharmal Conley took photo of this stone in 1996.



John married Mary Trout on 22 Dec 1801 in Knox County, Tennessee. Mary was born about 1782 in Virginia, died on 28 Mar 1865 in Graveston, Knox County, Tennessee about age 83, and was buried in Mar 1865 in Graveston, Knox County, Tennessee.

General Notes: Mary Trout Graves wife of John Graves is buried in the Graves Cemetery on Jim Wolf road 1/4 m ile south of Tazwell Pike. The cemetery is located about 200 yards behind the house of the We bster Family. This cemetery is east of the town of Graveston. Don & Scharmal Conley took phot o of tombstone. (1996) Mary Trout is the sister of George Trout that married Mary Graves


Children from this marriage were:

   69 F    i. Catherine Graves was born on 30 Sep 1802.

Catherine married Michael Miller on 29 Sep 1825 in Knox County, Tennessee.

   70 M    ii. George Graves was born on 26 Jun 1805 and died on 31 Jul 1863 in Union County, Tennessee at age 58.

George married Martha Skaggs on 30 Oct 1827 in Knox County, Tennessee.

General Notes: Martha Skaggs is related to Ricki Skaggs, Country Western singer.

   71 F    iii. Nancy Graves was born on 16 Oct 1808.

Nancy married Eli Hankins on 23 May 1842 in Knox County, Tennessee.

   72 M    iv. Henry Graves was born on 22 Feb 1812.

Henry married Jane Damewood on 12 Sep 1835 in Knox County, Tennessee.

General Notes: They moved to DeBois County, Indiana.

   73 F    v. Ruth Graves was born on 2 Jun 1814.

Ruth married Hugh Luttrell on 14 Apr 1831 in Knox County, Tennessee.

   74 F    vi. Mary Graves was born on 25 Jul 1816.

   75 F    vii. Hulda Graves was born on 10 Aug 1818.

   76 M    viii. Andrew Graves was born on 29 Dec 1823.

29. Peter Graves was born on 15 Sep 1783 in Montgomery County, Virginia and died on 2 Feb 1860 in Bainbridge, Putnam County, Indiana at age 76.

General Notes: On tax lists for Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Counties of Tennessee 1800-1820 there is a Peter Graves. Boston Graves' son Peter was born Sept 15, 1783, in Virginia, and on Apr. 4, 1806, married Jane Milton in Knox County, Tennessee. Jane was born June 8, 1784, and died in Indiana May 11, 1853. Peter served as a Sergeant in the War of 1812 under Capt. John Sharp, Co l. Booth's 5th Regiment, East Tennessee Militia, and was drafted in Knox County, Tennessee, Nov 13, 1814 for 6 months. He continued in service for 5 months and 5 days and was discharged at Knoxville May 18, 1815. He applied for bounty land Nov. 18, 1850, and received 80 acres under a law passed Sept. 28, 1850. He received another 80 acres under a law passed in 1855 . When he applied for bounty land, he was a resident of Putnam County, Indiana, giving his age as 67. He moved to Indiana about 1823. He was a farmer and a baptist.

Peter married Jane Milton on 30 Apr 1806 in Knox County, Tennessee. Jane was born on 8 Jun 1784 in Virginia and died on 11 May 1853 in Indiana at age 68.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 77 F    i. Rachel Graves was born in 1811 in Tennessee.

+ 78 F    ii. Matilda Graves was born in 1812 in Tennessee.

   79 F    iii. Elihu Graves was born in 1818 in Tennessee.

+ 80 F    iv. Eliza Graves was born in 1818 in Tennessee.

+ 81 F    v. Cynthia Graves was born on 28 Feb 1821 in Tennessee and died on 4 Jun 1854 at age 33.

   82 F    vi. Anna Graves was born in 1823 in Indiana.

   83 F    vii. Julia Ann Graves was born in Jul 1827 in Putnam County, Indiana and died in Oct 1827.

30. George Graves was born about 1785 in North Carolina and died on 25 Jun 1861 about age 76.

General Notes: George, son of Boston Graves, was born about 1785 in North Carolina. On Mar. 17, 1809, he married Ann Rutherford, born about 1791 in Virginia. During his lifetime he owned and operated a grist mill at Graveston, Union County, Tennessee. He was an Acting Justice of Peace in Knox County.

George and Ann Rutherford had no children.

His will dated 2 May 1859, recorded in Estate Book 13, pg. 373, was proved and admitted 29 Oc t 1860, indicating he died slightly earlier in 1860. He married Ann Rutherford daughter of Absalom and Mary Rutherford, apparently in 1809. He bought the marriage license on 17 Mar 1809 in Knox County, Tennessee. According to the 1850 census for Knox County, Tennessee, George was engaged in a variety of businesses, including a grist mill, a sawmill, and perhaps even the distilling of whiskey. Although Roy Stockwell said George and Ann had no children, his will indicates he had at least three.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

George married Ann Rutherford, daughter of Absalom Rutherford and Mary MCBRIDE, on 17 Mar 1809 in Knox County, Tennessee. Ann was born on 7 Dec 1791 in Virginia and died in 1869 at age 78.

Children from this marriage were:

   84 F    i. Maria Graves

   85 F    ii. Eleanor Graves

Eleanor married Reeder.

   86 U    iii. Ragan Graves

31. Henry Graves was born on 21 May 1788 in North Carolina and died on 6 Feb 1870 in Knox County, Tennessee at age 81.

General Notes: Henry Graves might have been born in Montgomery County, Virginia.

Henry married Elizabeth "Betsy" Ann Grills, daughter of Elliott Grills and Mary "Polly", on 1 Sep 1814 in Knox County, Tennessee. Elizabeth was born on 1 Feb 1792 and died on 14 Jun 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee at age 58.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 87 M    i. William Carroll Graves was born on 13 Aug 1815 in Tennessee and died on 22 Jun 1896 in Morristown, Tennessee at age 80.

   88 M    ii. Jefferson Monroe Graves was born on 16 Nov 1817.

Jefferson married Sally Luttrell on 24 Jan 1839 in Knox County, Tennessee.

   89 M    iii. Elliot Reed Graves was born on 22 Feb 1820 in Malvern, Mills County, Iowa and died on 10 Mar 1912 in Malvern, Mills County, Iowa at age 92.

Elliot married Senter.

   90 F    iv. Mary Ann Sophia Graves was born on 15 Jun 1823.

   91 F    v. Sarah Ellen Graves was born on 7 Mar 1827.

   92 M    vi. Henry Oscar Graves was born on 1 Jul 1830.

   93 M    vii. John Ganaway Graves was born on 17 Jun 1833 and died on 30 Oct 1867 at age 34.

   94 F    viii. Graves was born on 22 Dec 1836 and died on 1 Jan 1867 at age 30.

32. David Graves was born about 1790 in Orange County, North Carolina and died on 23 Aug 1846 in Marian, Crittenden County, Kentucky about age 56.

General Notes: David Graves, son of Boston Graves, was married in Knox County, Tenn., on Sept. 14, 1817, to Mary Holloway, born about 1795. David served in the War of 1812 and according to his military record, he was drafted at Knoxville on Jan. 10, 1814, and served as a private in the company of Capt. Nicholas Gibbs' 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry, under command of Col. Samuel Bunch.

When Mary Holloway Graves applied for bounty land on Dec. 21, 1850, for her husband's service in the war, it was learned that he died Aug. 23, 1846, while on a business trip to Crittenden County, Kentucky with his son--Pleasant M. Graves. At the time of application, Mary Graves gave her age as 54 and her marriage date as Sept. 14, 1817. It was in a affidavit made July 31, 1852, by Pleasant M. Graves that the place of David Graves' death was learned.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1830, Knox County, Tennessee.

David married Mary Holloway "Polly" on 14 Sep 1817 in Knox County, Tennessee. Mary was born in 1795 in Knox County, Tennessee and died on 4 Sep 1869 in Union County, Tennessee at age 74.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

Children from this marriage were:

   95 F    i. Elizabeth Graves .

Elizabeth married Campbell.

+ 96 M    ii. William Willard Graves was born on 19 Jul 1818 in Knox County, Tennessee, died on 6 Apr 1895 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska at age 76, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

   97 M    iii. Ebb Graves .

   98 M    iv. Pleasant M "Plez" Graves .

Pleasant married Sarah Ousley.

   99 M    v. George Graves .

   100 F    vi. Sarah Graves .

Sarah married Campbell.

   101 F    vii. Arminda Graves .

Arminda married William Gentry.
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38. Hulda Elizabeth Snodderly was born in 1791 in Tennessee.

General Notes: Source: Carol Smillie

Hulda married Reuben Craig.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 102 F    i. Sarah Craig was born about 1819 in Tennessee.

41. Elizabeth (Betsy) Sharp died on 30 Jun 1879 in Buchanan County, Missouri.

Elizabeth married Boston Graves, son of Peter Graves and Lucy, on 15 Oct 1811.

General Notes: Boston Graves, son of Peter Graves, was married on Oct 15, 1811, to Elizabeth Sharp, daughte r of William and Catherine Graves Sharp, of Claiborne County, Tennessee. Boston Graves serve d in the War of 1812, being drafted in Claiborne County, Tennessee on April 1, 1813; discharg ed July 1, 1813. On May 16, 1878, while a resident of Buchanan County, Mo., Elizabeth Grave s 85, applied for a pension for the services of Boston Graves in the War of 1812, stating tha t her husband died in Pulaski County, Ky., in October 1845, while returning home to Claiborn e County from a visit in Missouri. Her application was filed May 21, 1878.

(source: War of 1812, Widow Original 22, 907, Elizabeth Graves, Widow of Boston Graves.

The will of Boston Graves was drawn at Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky., on Sept. 9, 1845. H e had evidently been taken ill en route back to Tennessee. The will was probated Sept. 15, 18 45, at Tazwell, Tenn. (Will book B, pg 77, Claiborne County, Tennessee) It stated that Bostio n was of the State of Missouri, County of Buchanan, and mentioned wife Elizabeth; son Calvin ; Malvena Graves; daughter Sarah McConnel was given land in Andrew County, Mo., and daughter s Louisa and Martha Jane Gaiter were mentioned.

Noted events in his life were:

• Probate: 15 Sep 1845, Tazwell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

• Census: 1840, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

• Will: 9 Sep 1845, Somerest, Pulaske County, Kentucky.

Children from this marriage were:

   103 F    i. Sarah Ann Graves was born on 18 Oct 1813 and died on 5 Sep 1881 at age 67.

Sarah married A McCONNEL on 19 Mar 1840.

   104 F    ii. Elizabeth Louisa Graves was born on 23 Dec 1817 and died before 16 Sep 1852.

Elizabeth married Robert Jesse on 21 Sep 1837.

   105 F    iii. Martha Jane Graves was born in Jun 1820 and died in 1892 at age 72.

Martha married William Harvey Gartin.

   106 M    iv. Calvin Morgan Graves was born on 25 May 1827 and died on 5 Dec 1898 at age 71.

Calvin married Mary Jane Gartin on 18 Mar 1847.

   107 F    v. Melvena Graves was born in Feb 1830 and died on 27 Nov 1848 at age 18.

Melvena married Thomas Reeder.

Melvena next married G.L. Jones.

   108 F    vi. Jessie Graves

   109 F    vii. Catherine Graves

   110 M    viii. William Graves

48. Isaac (William) Sharp was born on 8 Nov 1799 in Tennessee and died on 25 Jan 1890 in Tennessee at age 90.

General Notes: Had 10 children.

Isaac married Sarah "Sallie" A. Ferrell in 1818. Sarah was born about 1802 in Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

   111 M    i. William M. Sharp was born on 18 Nov 1819 and died about 1870 about age 51.

William married Charity Willis in 1839.

   112 M    ii. Rodin F. Sharp was born on 18 Nov 1822 and died in Aug 1828 at age 5.

   113 M    iii. Henry M. Sharp was born on 23 Jun 1824 and died on 24 Jul 1908 at age 84.

Henry married Matilda Jones on 19 Mar 1850.

   114 M    iv. Joseph N Sharp was born on 15 Nov 1825 and died on 20 Feb 1895 at age 69.

Joseph married Mary J. Sowder on 11 Nov 1851.

   115 M    v. John G. Sharp was born on 13 Jun 1829.

   116 F    vi. Emily C. Sharp was born on 21 Apr 1832 and died on 15 Nov 1882 at age 50.

Emily married William Wison on 22 Sep 1851.

   117 F    vii. Elizabeth Sharp was born on 26 Nov 1834 and died on 12 Feb 1902 at age 67.

Elizabeth married W.L. Smith on 19 Feb 1856.

   118 M    viii. James M. Sharp was born on 23 Mar 1837 and died on 30 Apr 1909 at age 72.

James married Sally Schooler.

   119 M    ix. Isaac Boston Sharp was born on 13 Oct 1842 and died on 29 Oct 1900 at age 58.

Isaac married Nancy Emiline Ousley on 6 Dec 1865.

   120 M    x. Christian Sharp was born on 6 May 1845 and died on 14 May 1845.

   121 F    xi. Sallie E. Sharp was born on 29 Mar 1847.

51. Henry Graves was born on 2 Sep 1796 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, died on 29 Nov 1876 in Jersey County, Illinois at age 80, and was buried in Greene County, Illinois.

General Notes: The wife of Daniel Graves was Sophia Clapp. Their son Henry was born Sept. 2, 1796, Knox C ounty, Tennessee. On July 15, 1819, he married Elizabeth Miller, born Apr 1, 1799 (Said to have been a twin of Jacob Miller) in Tennessee, daughter of John "Raccoon" Miller. The marriage date of Henry Graves to Elizabeth Miller was given as July 5, 1819 (license), but in his application for a pension for service in the War of 1812, Henry gave his marriage date as July 15, which no doubt was correct.
When Henry Graves applied for a pension on March 11, 1871, he was a resident of Jersey County, Illinois - Jerseyville Precinct. He gave his age as 74 and stated that he enlisted in Capt. Jones' Company, 39th Regiment, Williams Brigade, "Regulars" division, at Knoxville, Tenn ., in November 1814 and was discharged at Fort Hawkins, Georgia, in November 1815. At the time of his enlistment his personal description was 5'8"; blue eyes, dark hair; fair complexion ; age 18; farmer, born in Knox County and was enlisted Nov 15, 1814, by Ens. A. Dearing for 5 years. In his military papers he was referred to as "Musician" and in an affidavit made by him on Aug 18, 1843--then a resident of Anderson County, Tenn.--he stated that he was a Drummer in the company commanded by Capt. Jones of the 39th U.S. Infantry.
In his pension application, Henry stated that he was married; that his wife's name was Elizabeth Miller and that they were married in Knox County, Tenn., on the 15th day of July 1819 . He also stated that his post office was 4 miles northeast of Kane, Greene County, Ill. His application was attested by John J. Ballard, a son in law, who had married Henry's daughter Livana in Knox County, Tenn., Mar. 18, 1851. Henry was paid a pension of $8 per month to Sept. 4, 1876, when he was dropped. According to the records of descendants, Henry died Nov. 29 , 1876, in Jersey County, and his wife--Elizabeth Miller Graves--died Oct 15, 1870 and both were buried in a small family plot in Greene County, Ill. (Source: Pension Record of Henry Graves - U.S. Army 39th Regiment, Regular Army, SC 10,116 - National Archives, Washington, D.C.)

There is a Henry Graves on a list of Knox countians who became Union Countians 1830.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

Henry married Elizabeth Miller, daughter of John "Raccoon" Miller and Eva Weidner, on 15 Jul 1819 in Knox County, Tennessee. Elizabeth was born on 9 Apr 1799 in Tennessee, died on 15 Oct 1870 in Jersey County, Illinois at age 71, and was buried in Greene County, Illinois.

General Notes: Elizabeth Miller is said to have been a twin of Jacob Miller.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 122 F    i. Mahala Pearl Graves was born on 24 Sep 1821 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, died on 27 Aug 1919 in Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska at age 97, and was buried on 29 Aug 1919 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

   123 F    ii. Eve Graves was born in 1826 in Tennessee.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

Eve married Gentry.

+ 124 M    iii. Andrew J Graves was born on 26 Oct 1827 in Knox County, Tennessee and died on 2 Apr 1902 in Norborne, Missouri at age 74.

   125 F    iv. Lavina Graves was born in 1829 in Tennessee.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

Lavina married John J Ballard on 18 Mar 1851.

   126 M    v. Emmanuel Miller Graves was born on 7 Apr 1831 in Tennessee and died on 19 May 1915 in Laclede County, Missouri at age 84.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

Emmanuel married Elizabeth Luthy on 15 Jan 1858 in Hickory County, Missouri. Elizabeth died on 3 Jun 1907.

   127 F    vi. Sarah J Graves was born in 1834 in Tennessee.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

Sarah married Jacob Loy on 8 Aug 1852 in Knox County, Tennessee.

   128 F    vii. Parlee Graves was born about 1837.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

   129 F    viii. Elena Graves was born in 1837 in Tennessee.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

Elena married Rhodes.

   130 F    ix. Angeline Graves was born between 1820 and 1825 in Tennessee.

Angeline married Nicholas T Gibbs on 13 Aug 1840 in Knox County, Tennessee.

   131 F    x. Rachel Graves was born in 1840 in Tennessee.

Rachel married John Tucker.

   132 M    xi. David Graves was born in 1840.

   133 M    xii. Achilles Hamilton Graves was born in 1841 in Tennessee.

Achilles married Ellen Rhodes.

+ 134 M    xiii. James Graves .

52. John Graves was born on 20 Sep 1804.

General Notes: In Roy Stockwell book, this John Graves was referred to as John Graves of Raccoon Valley, Ten nessee.

There was a John Graves Baptized in the Brick and Stoners Church, 8 Jan 1805. Source: The Rec ords ofThe Brick and Reformed Church of Guilford County, North Carolina

John married Catherine "Kate" Graves, daughter of John "Clinch" Graves and Sarah Sharp "Sallie". Catherine was born about 1811.

Children from this marriage were:

   135 F    i. Elizabeth Graves

   136 M    ii. Calvin Graves

   137 M    iii. Christian Graves

   138 F    iv. Susan Graves

   139 M    v. James Graves

   140 M    vi. Samuel Graves

   141 F    vii. Sarah Graves

   142 M    viii. John Graves

   143 F    ix. Mary Graves

   144 F    x. Harriet Graves

55. Ellen Elaenor Graves was born about 1810.

General Notes: It was said by some descendants of Daniel Graves that she was disinherited because of this ma rriage, but the legal instrument signed by heirs in 1843 of the estate of Daniel Graves woul d seem to disprove this.

Ellen married John Baker on 5 Aug 1830.

General Notes: John Baker was born in Anderson County, Tenn., in February 1811. His father was Christopher , who was born in 1799 ?? in North Carolina, and married Miss Sally Kelly, born in 1802 in Vi rginia, in 1820 and had 7 children of whom John was the only surviving child. (these dates ar e impossible) John Married Miss Eleanor Graves of Knox County, Tenn., Aug 12, 1831. They sett led in Henry County, Mo., in 1835 (see 1850 census for Knox County), entering the first 160 a cres of land, later 80 acres. He and his oldest son Christian (Christopher) owned jointly 20 0 acres in Section 12. They were both Republicans. In 1856, a gentleman from Tennessee nam ed Baker began the erection of the finest residence in Henry County. It was a 3 story brick r esidence on a rising knoll and was about 1 mile from the town of Windsor. The old man had sev eral daughters and he was a good entertainer; his home was known far and wide for the hospita lity of its owner. Standing as it did on an eminence it became a guide and landmark for thos e who traveled the prairies...and the castle of "Tennessee" Baker, as he was called, becam e a beacon light for travelers...On the night of Dec 14, 1877, the house burned to the ground , little being saved. It was the first brick residence in the county outside of Clinton.


Children from this marriage were:

   145 F    i. Mary A Baker

   146 F    ii. Parlee Baker

   147 F    iii. Louisa Baker

   148 F    iv. Sophia J Baker

   149 M    v. Christopher J Baker

   150 F    vi. Nancy F Baker

   151 F    vii. Sarah Baker

   152 F    viii. Harriet E Baker

   153 M    ix. John J Baker

   154 F    x. Missouri L Baker

   155 M    xi. Daniel C Baker

   156 M    xii. William Allen Baker

   157 M    xiii. Christopher Baker

56. Sophianna A. Graves "Sofia" was born about 1811 and died in 1852 about age 41.

Sophianna married Jacob Graves, son of John "Clinch" Graves and Sarah Sharp "Sallie", on 1 Feb 1830 in Knox County, Tennessee. Jacob was born about 1807 and was buried in Sharps Chapel, Union County, Tennessee.

Children from this marriage were:

   158 M    i. Richard Graves

+ 159 M    ii. Rufus Graves was born in 1849 and died in 1935 at age 86.

77. Rachel Graves was born in 1811 in Tennessee.

Rachel married John W Cooper on 15 Feb 1831 in Putnam County, Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

   160 M    i. James W Cooper was born on 23 Nov 1831.

   161 F    ii. Samantha A Cooper was born in 1834 in Indiana.

   162 M    iii. Warren D Cooper was born in 1836 in Indiana.

   163 M    iv. Daniel Cooper was born in 1839 in Indiana.

   164 F    v. Martha J Cooper was born in 1842 in Indiana.

   165 M    vi. John M Cooper was born in 1845 in Indiana.

   166 M    vii. Elihu Cooper was born in 1848 in Indiana.

78. Matilda Graves was born in 1812 in Tennessee.

Matilda married Adam Feather on 13 Oct 1832 in Putnam County, Indiana. Adam was born in 1804 in Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

   167 M    i. William Peter Feather was born in 1836 in Indiana.

   168 M    ii. Henry C Feather was born on 27 Aug 1839 in Indiana and died on 23 Sep 1851 at age 12.

   169 F    iii. Eliza Ann Feather was born in 1842 in Indiana.

   170 F    iv. Mary Jane Feather was born in 1845 in Indiana.

   171 F    v. Nancy E Feather was born in 1849 in Indiana.

   172 F    vi. Julie E Feather was born on 3 Jun 1851 and died on 17 Aug 1851.

   173 F    vii. Sarah Ellen Feather "Ella" was born on 19 Jul 1853 in Bainbridge, Indiana and died on 26 Jan 1882 in Holliday, Missouri at age 28.

80. Eliza Graves was born in 1818 in Tennessee.

General Notes: Moved to Illinois

Eliza married Vincent Coombs on 18 Apr 1835 in Putnam County, Indiana.

The child from this marriage was:

   174 M    i. James Vincent Coombs was born in 1848.

81. Cynthia Graves was born on 28 Feb 1821 in Tennessee and died on 4 Jun 1854 at age 33.

Cynthia married James D Carter on 13 Oct 1836 in Putnam County, Indiana. James was born in 1817 in Kentucky.

Children from this marriage were:

   175 M    i. John E Carter was born in 1837 in Indiana.

+ 176 F    ii. Sarah J Carter was born in 1839 in Indiana.

   177 F    iii. Elizabeth M Carter was born on 16 Sep 1847 and died on 7 Apr 1851 at age 3.

   178 U    iv. (Twin) Carter died on 28 May 1854.

   179 U    v. (Twin) Carter died on 29 May 1854.

87. William Carroll Graves was born on 13 Aug 1815 in Tennessee and died on 22 Jun 1896 in Morristown, Tennessee at age 80.

General Notes: William Carroll Graves was a Methodist Minister, died at his home. Knox County marriage records marriage date as 18 May 1839. William Carroll Graves compiled a genealogy of the descendants of John Graves, his great gran dfather, in 1870.

William married Martha W Cardwell on 23 May 1839 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. Martha was born on 26 Aug 1817 in Tennessee.

Children from this marriage were:

   180 F    i. Elizabeth Susan Graves was born on 24 Apr 1840.

   181 F    ii. Maria L Graves was born about 1842 in Tennessee.

   182 F    iii. Mary L. Graves was born about 1842 in Tennessee.

   183 M    iv. Thomas Alexander Graves was born on 28 Dec 1844 in Tennessee.

   184 F    v. Jason Perrin Graves was born on 11 Dec 1846 in Tennessee.

Jason married Margaret Virginia Carson on 4 Jan 1870.

   185 F    vi. Issabella Malvina Graves was born on 20 Aug 1849 in Tennessee.

Issabella married Jerome Hill Havely on 24 Dec 1877 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.

   186 M    vii. William Henry Graves was born on 2 May 1851 in Tennessee.

William married Margaret Elizabeth Havely on 27 Sep 1890.

   187 F    viii. Laura Ann Graves was born on 2 Jun 1853.

Laura married Thomas White Fitzgerald on 8 Jun 1870.

   188 M    ix. Charles Dulaney Graves was born on 17 Jan 1855.


96. William Willard Graves was born on 19 Jul 1818 in Knox County, Tennessee, died on 6 Apr 1895 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska at age 76, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: The following notes were taken from biographies in Klickitat and Yakima Counties 1904, under the name of Elbert Lawson Graves. 1854 William Graves moved to Iowa 1855 William Graves moved to Missouri 1858 William Graves moved to Iowa 1860 William Graves moved to Nebraska 1867 William Graves moved to Missouri 1868 or 1869 William Graves moved to Nebraska 1895 William Graves died at Rock Bluff, Nebraska

From the "History of Rock Bluff Township" at the Plattsmouth, Nebraska Museum: "W.W. Graves born in Tennessee 1818, brick mason by vocation in Tennessee & later in Iowa where he came from, to Cass County in 1863. Here he had a saw mill. William Graves was also a farmer. He built a spinning wheel & loom for Mahala. It is on display at the Plattsmouth, Nebraska Museum. He married Mahala Pearl in Tennessee. Have death card on file.







OBITUARY
WILLIAM WILLARD GRAVES

William W. Graves, deceased was born in Knox County, East Tennessee, July 19, 1818, was married to Mahala P. Graves, October 2nd. 1837, she being born in the same county and state , September 22, 1821. They, with six children, moved by wagon to Mills County, Ia., in the autumn of 1852. They arrived at Elmwood December 2nd, 1852. From Elmwood they moved to Missouri September, 1858, thence to Plattsmouth in the spring of 1863. He resided in Nebraska since that date until the time of his death--April 6, 1895. The deceased has always been esteemed a worthy citizen wherever he has lived. He and his wife joined the Baptist Church in 1844, lived in that faith until they came west. Churches being scarce in those days, they did not attach themselves to any church until 1872, when he joined the Christian Church in which he has lived a faithful life ever since and died in the triumphs of a living faith. He called the ten living children to his bed instantly before he departed, and gave them good advi ce. After living a married life fifty-eight years, he dies leaving his wife and ten children- two preceded him to the better world. The following are the names, residence and ages of the children: Mrs. Harriett E. Miller, Glenwood Ia. Born in Tennessee November 22, 1838; Alex H . Graves, Rock Bluffs, Neb. Born in Tennessee November 26, 1840; Infant son, Born and died i n 1842; Calvin M. Graves, Plattsmouth, Neb. Born in Kentucky August 7, 1844; Orlena I. Graves died December 19, 1865. Born in Tennessee August 2, 1846; Elbert L.Graves, Rock Bluffs, Neb. Born in Tennessee June 22, 1848; Andrew J. Graves, Plattsmouth, Neb. Born in Tennessee July 19, 1850; Julian D. Graves, Alvin Tex. Born in Iowa December 5, 1852; Mary E. Byers, Rock B luffs, Neb. Born in Iowa August 15, 1855; Alvin S. Graves, Cedar Creek, Neb. Born in Iowa September 15, 1858; Elen O. Lacy, Omaha, Neb. Born in Iowa, February 19, 1860; Charles L. Graves , Union, Neb. Born in Iowa November 23, 1861. The funeral of William Graves will be preached at the Rock Bluffs' M.E. Church next Sunday, April 28, at 2:30 o'clock. The wife and children desire to here tender their sincere thanks to the friends that so kindly helped during the illness and burial of our dearly beloved husband and father. MAHALA. GRAVES, HARRIET T E. MILLER, A.H. GRAVES, C.M. GRAVES, C.L. GRAVES, A.J. GRAVES, J.D. GRAVES, MARY BYERS, A.S . GRAVES, E.O. LACY AND C.L. GRAVES.

1885 Official Atlas of Nebraska, Record Farm and Leading Farmers 1905 Platt book of Cass Co . Nebraska. W.W. Graves owned property at Rock Bluffs on Jackson, Congress and Randolph street between 3rd and 5th street, Thompson's addition.

General index of deeds, Bk 3, Cass County Courthouse, Plattsmouth Nebraska, lists: Wm W. Graves & Wife, Mar 5, 1886, bk 32, pg 627.

General index of deeds, bk 1, 1882-1884, Cass County Courthouse, Plattsmouth, Nebraska lists : W.W. Graves, Nov 27, 1882, bk 6, pg 176. Also lists: W.W. Graves, Mar 27, 1883, bk 6, pg 35 7.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Brickmason and Farmer.

• Residence: In Iowa, 1854.

• Residence: in Missouri, 1855.

• Residence: in Iowa, 1858.

• Residence: in Nebraska, 1860.

• Residence: in Missouri, 1867.

• Residence: in Nebraska, 1869.

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

William married Mahala Pearl Graves, daughter of Henry Graves and Elizabeth Miller, on 3 Oct 1837 in Knox County, Tennessee. Mahala was born on 24 Sep 1821 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, died on 27 Aug 1919 in Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska at age 97, and was buried on 29 Aug 1919 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Conley's have a picture of Mahala Pearl Graves and on the back it says she is the mother of 11 children, 7 now living, 57 grandchildren, 40 now living, 37 great grandchildren, 36 now living, 3 great great grandchildren, 2 now living. (picture was taken in 1915)

Conley's have Death Certificate of Mahala Pearl Graves and it says her father was Henry Grave s, that she was born in Tennessee, her father born in Virginia (census says he was born in Tennessee), Her mother's birth place unknown. She died of Pluro Pneumonia and face cancer. Th einformant on the death certificate is J. D. Graves.

Note that Mahala Pearl Graves has the same maiden name as her husband. They are lst cousins , 1 generation removed.


Obituary
Plattsmouth Weekly Journal
September 1, 1919

DEATH OF AN AGED CASS COUNTY LADY

From Thursday's daily. - Last evening at the home of J.D. Graves, at Peru, Nebraska, occurred the death of Mrs. Mahala P. Graves or "Grandma" Graves, as she was better known to the old neighbors and friends in Cass County. This venerable lady whose years of life lacked but two brief years of a full century, is one of the last of the pioneers who assisted in making this community what it is today, as she with her husband came here at a very early day and by hard work and perseverance made a home for the family along the bluffs of the mighty Missouri near the old town of Rock Bluffs, and the old homestead still stands as a monument to the worthy pioneer couple the last of whom has now answered the summons of the Master to her last long rest.
In the past few years Mrs. Graves has been failing in health and has made her home with her son, J.D. Graves at Peru, and just a short time ago enjoyed the privilege of having the children gather with her in what destined to be the last reunion of the family upon earth.
Mrs Mahala P. Graves was born in Knox County, East Tennessee, September 24, 1821, and was married in that state to William W. Graves on October 2, 1837. Mr. and Mrs. Graves removed from Tennessee to Iowa in 1852, pre-empting a quarter section of land three miles east of Glenwood. Here the family resided until 1864, when they moved to the new state of Nebraska, and settled near the then flourishing town of Rock Bluffs. Here they saw the community in which they lived pass from a flourishing community of several hundred population to a mere collection of empty stores, as monuments of past granduer; the country which at the time of their coming was but scarcely known aside from the few settlements along the river grow into one of the greatest agricultural empires of the world. It was given this venerable lady to see three times the nation take up the gage of battle and two of these conflicts were the greatest that the world has ever known, the great strive of state against nation and of the greatest republic of the world against the greatest empire of the world.
It is wonderful to contemplate the changes that this worthy lady has seen develop during her years of life and fitting that as the peace long prayed for came to the world her spirit should pass on giving her the peace and calm that comes at the close of her life. The Grave s family resided at Rock Bluffs up until a few years ago and there on October 6, 1895, the husband and father was called home to rest. Since the death of the husband, Mrs Graves has resided with the children. Twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Graves as follows: A.J. Graves. deceased; J.D. Graves, Peru, Neb., Mrs Harriett Miller, Glenwood, Ia., A.N. Graves, Murra y, Neb., C.M. Graves and E.L. Graves, North Yakima, Washington, Mary E. Burnett, Rock Bluffs ; A.S. Graves, Brooklyn, N.Y., Charles L. Graves, Union, Nebraska, Mrs. Ellen O. Lacy, Omaha , deceased, one child died in infancy and Orlena Graves died in Cass County in 1865, aged 19 years. Funeral announcement of this venerable pioneer will be made later.

General index of deed, bk 3, Cass County Courthouse, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, lists: Mahala Graves (etal), April 2, 1895, bk 37, pg 157.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 189 F    i. Harriet Emily Graves was born on 22 Nov 1838 in Knox County, Tennessee, died on 9 Mar 1926 in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa at age 87, and was buried in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa.

+ 190 M    ii. Alexander C.K. Howard Graves was born on 26 Nov 1840 in Knox County, Tennessee, died on 22 Aug 1934 in Murray, Cass County, Nebraska at age 93, and was buried in Rock Bluff Cemetery, Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

   191 M    iii. (Infant) Graves was born in 1842 and died in 1842.

+ 192 M    iv. Calvin Mc Henry Graves was born on 7 Aug 1844 in Marian, Crittenden County, Kentucky, died on 7 Jun 1932 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington at age 87, and was buried in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington.

   193 F    v. Orlina Ellen Graves was born on 2 Aug 1846 in Knox County, Tennessee, died on 19 Jan 1865 in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa at age 18, and was buried in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

+ 194 M    vi. Elbert Lossen Graves "Loss" was born on 22 Jun 1848 in Knox County, Tennessee, died on 21 May 1927 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 78, and was buried on 24 May 1927 in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

+ 195 M    vii. Andrew Jackson Graves was born on 19 Jul 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee, died on 7 Oct 1906 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska at age 56, and was buried in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska.

   196 M    viii. Julian David Graves was born on 15 Dec 1852 in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa and died on 21 Jan 1937 in Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska at age 84.


Julian married Elinor Capitol Reed "Capp", daughter of F B Reed and Unknown, in 1901 in Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Elinor Capitol Reed was a medical doctor.

+ 197 F    ix. Mary Elizabeth Graves was born on 15 Aug 1855 in Salem, Dent County, Missouri, died on 18 Jan 1940 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska at age 84, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

+ 198 M    x. Alvin Sherad Graves was born on 15 Sep 1858 in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa and died on 21 Sep 1937 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska at age 79.

+ 199 F    xi. Ellen Olivia Graves was born on 19 Feb 1860 in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa and died on 14 Nov 1896 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska at age 36.

+ 200 M    xii. Charles Luther Graves was born on 23 Nov 1861 in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa, died on 18 Dec 1951 in Cass County, Nebraska at age 90, and was buried in Union, Cass County, Nebraska.

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102. Sarah Craig was born about 1819 in Tennessee.

General Notes: Source: Carol Smillie

Sarah married William Harold Pyle in 1840. William was born about 1820 in Tennessee and was buried in Anderson County, Tennessee.

General Notes: Source: Carol Smillie


The child from this marriage was:

   201 M    i. Henry Pyle was born on 8 Feb 1860 in Anderson County, Tennessee and died on 30 Oct 1904 in Anderson County, Tennessee at age 44.


122. Mahala Pearl Graves was born on 24 Sep 1821 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, died on 27 Aug 1919 in Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska at age 97, and was buried on 29 Aug 1919 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Conley's have a picture of Mahala Pearl Graves and on the back it says she is the mother of 11 children, 7 now living, 57 grandchildren, 40 now living, 37 great grandchildren, 36 now living, 3 great great grandchildren, 2 now living. (picture was taken in 1915)

Conley's have Death Certificate of Mahala Pearl Graves and it says her father was Henry Grave s, that she was born in Tennessee, her father born in Virginia (census says he was born in Tennessee), Her mother's birth place unknown. She died of Pluro Pneumonia and face cancer. Th einformant on the death certificate is J. D. Graves.

Note that Mahala Pearl Graves has the same maiden name as her husband. They are lst cousins , 1 generation removed.


Obituary
Plattsmouth Weekly Journal
September 1, 1919

DEATH OF AN AGED CASS COUNTY LADY

From Thursday's daily. - Last evening at the home of J.D. Graves, at Peru, Nebraska, occurred the death of Mrs. Mahala P. Graves or "Grandma" Graves, as she was better known to the old neighbors and friends in Cass County. This venerable lady whose years of life lacked but two brief years of a full century, is one of the last of the pioneers who assisted in making this community what it is today, as she with her husband came here at a very early day and by hard work and perseverance made a home for the family along the bluffs of the mighty Missouri near the old town of Rock Bluffs, and the old homestead still stands as a monument to the worthy pioneer couple the last of whom has now answered the summons of the Master to her last long rest.
In the past few years Mrs. Graves has been failing in health and has made her home with her son, J.D. Graves at Peru, and just a short time ago enjoyed the privilege of having the children gather with her in what destined to be the last reunion of the family upon earth.
Mrs Mahala P. Graves was born in Knox County, East Tennessee, September 24, 1821, and was married in that state to William W. Graves on October 2, 1837. Mr. and Mrs. Graves removed from Tennessee to Iowa in 1852, pre-empting a quarter section of land three miles east of Glenwood. Here the family resided until 1864, when they moved to the new state of Nebraska, and settled near the then flourishing town of Rock Bluffs. Here they saw the community in which they lived pass from a flourishing community of several hundred population to a mere collection of empty stores, as monuments of past granduer; the country which at the time of their coming was but scarcely known aside from the few settlements along the river grow into one of the greatest agricultural empires of the world. It was given this venerable lady to see three times the nation take up the gage of battle and two of these conflicts were the greatest that the world has ever known, the great strive of state against nation and of the greatest republic of the world against the greatest empire of the world.
It is wonderful to contemplate the changes that this worthy lady has seen develop during her years of life and fitting that as the peace long prayed for came to the world her spirit should pass on giving her the peace and calm that comes at the close of her life. The Grave s family resided at Rock Bluffs up until a few years ago and there on October 6, 1895, the husband and father was called home to rest. Since the death of the husband, Mrs Graves has resided with the children. Twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Graves as follows: A.J. Graves. deceased; J.D. Graves, Peru, Neb., Mrs Harriett Miller, Glenwood, Ia., A.N. Graves, Murra y, Neb., C.M. Graves and E.L. Graves, North Yakima, Washington, Mary E. Burnett, Rock Bluffs ; A.S. Graves, Brooklyn, N.Y., Charles L. Graves, Union, Nebraska, Mrs. Ellen O. Lacy, Omaha , deceased, one child died in infancy and Orlena Graves died in Cass County in 1865, aged 19 years. Funeral announcement of this venerable pioneer will be made later.

General index of deed, bk 3, Cass County Courthouse, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, lists: Mahala Graves (etal), April 2, 1895, bk 37, pg 157.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

Mahala married William Willard Graves, son of David Graves and Mary Holloway "Polly", on 3 Oct 1837 in Knox County, Tennessee. William was born on 19 Jul 1818 in Knox County, Tennessee, died on 6 Apr 1895 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska at age 76, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: The following notes were taken from biographies in Klickitat and Yakima Counties 1904, under the name of Elbert Lawson Graves. 1854 William Graves moved to Iowa 1855 William Graves moved to Missouri 1858 William Graves moved to Iowa 1860 William Graves moved to Nebraska 1867 William Graves moved to Missouri 1868 or 1869 William Graves moved to Nebraska 1895 William Graves died at Rock Bluff, Nebraska

From the "History of Rock Bluff Township" at the Plattsmouth, Nebraska Museum: "W.W. Graves born in Tennessee 1818, brick mason by vocation in Tennessee & later in Iowa where he came from, to Cass County in 1863. Here he had a saw mill. William Graves was also a farmer. He built a spinning wheel & loom for Mahala. It is on display at the Plattsmouth, Nebraska Museum. He married Mahala Pearl in Tennessee. Have death card on file.







OBITUARY
WILLIAM WILLARD GRAVES

William W. Graves, deceased was born in Knox County, East Tennessee, July 19, 1818, was married to Mahala P. Graves, October 2nd. 1837, she being born in the same county and state , September 22, 1821. They, with six children, moved by wagon to Mills County, Ia., in the autumn of 1852. They arrived at Elmwood December 2nd, 1852. From Elmwood they moved to Missouri September, 1858, thence to Plattsmouth in the spring of 1863. He resided in Nebraska since that date until the time of his death--April 6, 1895. The deceased has always been esteemed a worthy citizen wherever he has lived. He and his wife joined the Baptist Church in 1844, lived in that faith until they came west. Churches being scarce in those days, they did not attach themselves to any church until 1872, when he joined the Christian Church in which he has lived a faithful life ever since and died in the triumphs of a living faith. He called the ten living children to his bed instantly before he departed, and gave them good advi ce. After living a married life fifty-eight years, he dies leaving his wife and ten children- two preceded him to the better world. The following are the names, residence and ages of the children: Mrs. Harriett E. Miller, Glenwood Ia. Born in Tennessee November 22, 1838; Alex H . Graves, Rock Bluffs, Neb. Born in Tennessee November 26, 1840; Infant son, Born and died i n 1842; Calvin M. Graves, Plattsmouth, Neb. Born in Kentucky August 7, 1844; Orlena I. Graves died December 19, 1865. Born in Tennessee August 2, 1846; Elbert L.Graves, Rock Bluffs, Neb. Born in Tennessee June 22, 1848; Andrew J. Graves, Plattsmouth, Neb. Born in Tennessee July 19, 1850; Julian D. Graves, Alvin Tex. Born in Iowa December 5, 1852; Mary E. Byers, Rock B luffs, Neb. Born in Iowa August 15, 1855; Alvin S. Graves, Cedar Creek, Neb. Born in Iowa September 15, 1858; Elen O. Lacy, Omaha, Neb. Born in Iowa, February 19, 1860; Charles L. Graves , Union, Neb. Born in Iowa November 23, 1861. The funeral of William Graves will be preached at the Rock Bluffs' M.E. Church next Sunday, April 28, at 2:30 o'clock. The wife and children desire to here tender their sincere thanks to the friends that so kindly helped during the illness and burial of our dearly beloved husband and father. MAHALA. GRAVES, HARRIET T E. MILLER, A.H. GRAVES, C.M. GRAVES, C.L. GRAVES, A.J. GRAVES, J.D. GRAVES, MARY BYERS, A.S . GRAVES, E.O. LACY AND C.L. GRAVES.

1885 Official Atlas of Nebraska, Record Farm and Leading Farmers 1905 Platt book of Cass Co . Nebraska. W.W. Graves owned property at Rock Bluffs on Jackson, Congress and Randolph street between 3rd and 5th street, Thompson's addition.

General index of deeds, Bk 3, Cass County Courthouse, Plattsmouth Nebraska, lists: Wm W. Graves & Wife, Mar 5, 1886, bk 32, pg 627.

General index of deeds, bk 1, 1882-1884, Cass County Courthouse, Plattsmouth, Nebraska lists : W.W. Graves, Nov 27, 1882, bk 6, pg 176. Also lists: W.W. Graves, Mar 27, 1883, bk 6, pg 35 7.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Brickmason and Farmer.

• Residence: In Iowa, 1854.

• Residence: in Missouri, 1855.

• Residence: in Iowa, 1858.

• Residence: in Nebraska, 1860.

• Residence: in Missouri, 1867.

• Residence: in Nebraska, 1869.

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 96)

124. Andrew J Graves was born on 26 Oct 1827 in Knox County, Tennessee and died on 2 Apr 1902 in Norborne, Missouri at age 74.

General Notes: Andrew Graves was age 23 on 1850 census of Knox County, Tennessee.

OBITUARY
ANDREW J. GRAVES

Born October 26, 1826, in Knox County, Tennessee. Died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2 , 1902, at his home in Norborne, Missouri.
Deceased was known to may of the citizens of this village, having spent the summer of 1 899 here with his daughter, Mrs. C.L Graves. He left his native state in 1852 and located i n Fremont county, Iowa where he married Isabelle Watkins, whose death occurred six years ago . The past two years his health has been failing, and for a few weeks his condition was quit e serious, resulting in death Wednesday morning. The funeral was held yesterday at Norborne.
Deceased leaves one son and three daughters, Robert H Graves and Mrs. Jacob Schaffer o f Norborne, Mo., Mrs Luther Fox of Hamburg, Iowa, and Mrs C.L. Graves of Union.(newspaper unk nown)

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

Andrew married Isabelle Watkins. Isabelle died in 1896.

Children from this marriage were:

   202 M    i. Robert H Graves

   203 F    ii. Graves

   204 F    iii. Graves

   205 F    iv. Graves

134. James Graves .

James married Nancy Gibbs, daughter of David Gibbs and Sarah Tullman (Tillman), on 15 Apr 1847.

The child from this marriage was:

   206 F    i. Elizabeth J Graves died on 8 Sep 1854 in Knox County, Tennessee and was buried in Graves Cemetery, Graveston, Knox County, Tennessee.

159. Rufus Graves was born in 1849 and died in 1935 at age 86.

General Notes: Source: Our Union County Heritage, Vol II, by Kathleen George Graves and Winnie Palmer McDonald 1981.

Rufus Graves was the father of 26 children.
Source: Our Union County Heritage, Vol II, by Kathleen George Graves and Winnie Palmer McDonald 1981

Rufus married Mary Jane Keller.

General Notes: Source: Our Union County Heritage, Vol II, by Kathleen George Graves and Winnie Palmer McDonald 1981.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 207 M    i. Rufus Graves .

Rufus next married Jane Heifner.

General Notes: Source: Our Union County Heritage, Vol II, by Kathleen George Graves and Winnie Palmer McDonald 1981

176. Sarah J Carter was born in 1839 in Indiana.

Sarah married George Dyer.

Children from this marriage were:

   208 M    i. George Dyer

   209 M    ii. Gene Dyer

   210 F    iii. Flora Dyer

   211 F    iv. Katherine Dyer

Katherine married Reson Dicks.

   212 F    v. Pearl Dyer

Pearl married Coombs Frakes.

   213 M    vi. Ray Dyer


189. Harriet Emily Graves was born on 22 Nov 1838 in Knox County, Tennessee, died on 9 Mar 1926 in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa at age 87, and was buried in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa.

General Notes:



OBITUARY

MRS. MILLER DIES SUDDENLY Mrs. Harriet Miller, aged 87 Falls Asleep in Rocker at Her Home. Funeral Service Were Held This Thursday Morning.

Mrs. Harriet E. Miller

The death angel quietly stole over the threshold and claimed the spirit of Mrs. Harrie t Miller, aged pioneer as she sat in her rocker in the family home east of Glenwood Tuesday morning. Mrs Miller who was in her 87th year had been enjoying usual good health and the news of her death came as a shock to her many friends. Her daughter, Etta and Pearl with whom she made her home on the family homestead where they have lived so long were busy about the household duties. Their mother arose late, as was her custom, remarking however that her breakfast did not taste as good as usual and after eating but little returned to her rocker in the living room in which she fell asleep to awaken no more in this mortal sphere
Mrs. Miller was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Graves and was born in Knox County, Tennessee, November 22, 1838. She was the oldest of eleven children, two sisters and one brother having preceded her in death and six brothers and one sister survive her. She came here with her family from Tennessee in 1852. She was united in marriage with Joseph M. Miller November 14, 1861 and suffered all the pangs of a wife whose husband was exposed to shot and shell while battling for his cause in the great Civil War. There was born to her three sons and two daughters, the sons dying in infancy. Mrs. Miller united with the Methodist church in her young womanhood and remained a faithful member till her death. As a wife , mother and friend there were none more devoted than she. Her time was given completely to her family affairs rather than to public matter as she found her greatest enjoyment in the service she rendered for her loved ones within her family circle. Hers was a long useful life which came as beautifully and peacefully to the end of its earthly day as do the shades of twilight fade gradually from the glow of crimson and gold to the somber hues of dusk. Such lives remind us that beyond the night there in the dawn of another day which we like to believe brings with it reunion of broken family ties.
The sister Mary E. Burnett of Omaha and six brothers, A. H. Graves, Murray, Neb., C. M . Graves and E.L. Graves of Yakima, Wash., J.D. Graves, Peru, Neb., A.S. Graves, Washington a nd C.L. Graves, Union, Neb., together with her two daughters, Etta and Pearl are left to mourn her passing. Funeral services were held from the home at 10 O'Clock Thursday morning, her pastor, Rev. J.H. Freedline of the Glenwood M.E. Church officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Glenwood cemetery beside her husband and sons.(Source: Opinion-Tribune, March 11, 19 26.)

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

Harriet married Joseph Madison Miller, son of Jesse Miller and Martha Layman, on 14 Nov 1861 in Atchison County, Missouri. Joseph was born on 16 Jun 1840 in Buchanan County, Missouri, died on 16 Nov 1916 at age 76, and was buried in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa.

General Notes: Source: History of Mills Co.Iowa, 1881 J.M. Miller, farmer P.O. Box Glenwood was born in Buch anan Co. Mo. 16 June 1840. In 1853 he came to this country as one of its early settlers. Augu st 13, 1862, he enlisted in the twenty-ninth Iowa Company B, and was in the battles of Helena , Little Rock, Saline River, Spanish Fork, and taking of Mobile. He was married to Miss Harri et E. Graves, a native of Knox Co. Tenn. born Nov 22, 1838. She came to this country in 1852 . They are parents of six children, two living: Marietta and Ada Pearl. The farm of Mr Mille r contains 160 acres. What has been said of other old residents of the county is equally tru e of him, and need not be repeated here.

Joseph Miller died at farm home east of county farm, buried in Glenwood, Iowa. Prec eded in death by all 3 sons, Joseph L., William H., Charles H. Survivors; Wife Harriet, daugh ters Maretta W & Ada Pearl, at home. His father came from Tennessee, mother from Virgini a. Joseph came with father and family to Mills Co., Iowa in 1853, located on what is now th e county farm. Enlisted 13 Aug 1862 in Co. B. 29th Iowa Inf, mustered out at Davenport, 1865 , died of cancer.(Source: Opinion Tribune, Thursday, November 23, 1916.

Noted events in his life were:

• enlisted: 13 Aug 1862.

Children from this marriage were:

   214 F    i. Marietta W Miller "Etta" was born on 28 May 1875, died on 24 Feb 1948 at age 72, and was buried in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa.

   215 F    ii. Ada Pearl Miller was born on 8 Nov 1877, died on 8 Apr 1965 at age 87, and was buried in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa.

   216 M    iii. Joseph L Miller "Jody" died on 2 Apr 1864 and was buried in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa.

   217 M    iv. Charles H Miller "Charley" died on 2 Sep 1872 and was buried in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa.

   218 M    v. William H Miller


190. Alexander C.K. Howard Graves was born on 26 Nov 1840 in Knox County, Tennessee, died on 22 Aug 1934 in Murray, Cass County, Nebraska at age 93, and was buried in Rock Bluff Cemetery, Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: There is a tombstone in Young cemetery near Plattsmouth that reads: Grace Baxter 1888-1918 Erected by A.H. Graves family. Dau of A.H. Graves

General index of deeds, Bk 3, Cass County Courthouse, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Lists: A. H. Graves, April 6, 1898, bk 34, pg 355. Also lists, Alexander Graves, Feb 16 1901, bk 38, pg 144.


Alexander Howard Graves, born Nov 26, 1840 in Knox Co., Tenn. Died 22 Aug 1934 at the age of 12 (?) He came from Tenn. to Mills Co., Iowa by covered wagon, with his family. His father was one of the early settlers of that area. Alex as he was known, farmed for many years in the Rock Bluffs, Nebr and Murry, Nebr area. In the early 1900's he ran the Hotel in Murry, Nebr for about ten years. In his younger days he served as a woodsman and participated in the falling of trees for the lumber that was used in the construction of th first homes in the locality of Rock Bluffs and Murry, Nebr. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and playing the violin. When he was a young man, he had a Thomas Fiddle given to him, it was an old fiddle at the time. The Graves family all liked music. He also used to make knives. Married June 22, 1865, in Lowden Iowa, to Arminda Jan Bomer, (born June 1, 1848 in Little Rock, Arkansas, did April 24, 1939). Both are buried in Rock Bluffs, Cemetery, Rock Bluffs, Nebr. She pieced quilts and done some very nice needlework. Member of Odd Fellows Loadge, Christian Church. Have 8 children. Source: History of Cass County Nebraska.



Alexander married Arminda Jane Bomar, daughter of Joel Mann Bomar and Catherine Miller, on 22 Jun 1865 in Lowden, Iowa. Arminda was born on 1 Jun 1848 in Little Rock, Marion County, Arkansas, died on 24 Apr 1939 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska at age 90, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Source of information on Arminda Jane Bomar: Gilmore scrapbook at the Cass Co. Ne. museum. pg .77. Name of paper and date unknown

Death of Mrs Arminda Graves Pioneer Woman Dies at ripe age of ninety years at home here after a short illness. This afternoon at 1:30, Mrs Arminda Graves, 90, one of the oldest residents of Cass Co., died at her home in this city where for several days she has been in very critical condition.

Taken ill sometime ago Mrs. Graves has fought bravely against the illnss but at her great age was unable to stand the long ordeal of the sickness.

The life of Mrs. Graves and her husband, the late Alexander H. Graves, is a part of the story of Cass County as they were members of pioneer families that helped to carve out homes in the new country of the west and where they were for many years active figures.

Arminda J. Boemer was born in the state of Arkansas and when a girl came to Mills Co., Iowa , in 1865, her parents settling near Glenwood and where on June 22, 1865 she married to Alexander H. Graves. They moved to Cass County shortly after their marriage and have since resided here until the end of life's long journey. For a great many years the family engaged in farming but in later years moved to Murray where Mr. Graves died several years ago and since which time the wife has made her home in Plattsmouth for the greater part of the time. She is survived by three sons and two daughters. J.H. Graves of this city, George and Edward Graves of Peru, Mrs F.E. Vallery of Omaha and Mrs Bert Crawford of Oregon. There are a large number of grandchildren and great grandchildren surviving. She was preceded in death by husband and two daughters. Mrs Grace Baxter and Mrs Iva Churchill. The body is at Horton funeral home to await the funeral arrangements. Obit also in Glenwood Opinion-Tribune, Glenwood, Iowa, Monday, May 1, 1939

The following information is taken from the "Bomar Family Genealogy" at Mills County library , Glenwood, Iowa in 1996.

V. ARMINDA JANE (or Mary Arminda), b. "near Little Rock, Arkansas" 1 June 1848; died a t Plattsmouth, Nebraska, 24 Aprril 1939, married at Cass County, Nebraska, 22 June 1865 to AL EXANDER HOWARD GRAVES, a son of William W. and Mahala Pearl Graves. Alexander Graves was born 26 Nov 1840, at Knoxville, Tennessee and died at Murray, Nebraska, August 1934. They lived on a farm in the Hillsdayle area and moved to Nebraska in 1904. Children:

1. C. Jennie, born in Iowa, 7 Sep 1866, died 14 Oct 1878.

2. Edward, born at Bartlett, Iowa, 16 Aug 1871, died at Peru, Nebraska, 13 Oct 1954, marrie d 14 Dec 1904 to Nellie Marie Niday.

3. George W., born at Rock Bluffs, Nebraska, 19 Jan 1874, died at Peru, Nebraska, 27 May 1950 .

4. Iva Pearl, born at Fremont, Iowa, 2 Sep 1876, died at Omaha, Nebraska, 4 Aug 1934, marrie d McGinnis Churchill, 4 July 1897.

5. James Howard, born at Bartlett, Iowa, 10 Mar 1880, married at Nebraska City, Nebraska, 2 8 June 1905, Eva O. Burton (of Plattsmouth)

6. Sarah "Sadie" Ellen, born at Fremont, Iowa, 1 Jan 1884, married 15 Feb 1905, Frank E. Vall ery (of Omaha)

7. Emma Harriet, born at Rock Bluffs, Nebraska, 11 Dec 1885, married D. Bert Crawford (of Por tland, Oregon)

8. Edna Grace, born at Rock Bluffs, Nebraska, 1 Sep 1888, died at Omaha, Nebraska, 27 Nov 191 8, married Harry E. Baxter.


Children from this marriage were:

   219 F    i. Jennie Graves was born on 6 Aug 1866, died on 24 Oct 1878 in Nebraska at age 12, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

   220 M    ii. Edward Graves was born on 16 Aug 1871 in Bartlett, Fremont County, Iowa, died on 13 Oct 1954 in Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska at age 83, and was buried on 15 Oct 1954 in Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska.

Edward married Nellie Marie Niday on 14 Dec 1904.

   221 M    iii. George Wilber Graves was born on 19 Jan 1874 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska and died on 27 May 1950 in Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska at age 76.

George married Lena Nidy.

General Notes: Source: History of Cass County, Nebraska

   222 F    iv. Iva Pearl Graves was born on 2 Sep 1876 in Fremont County, Iowa and died on 4 Aug 1934 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska at age 57.

Iva married MCGINNIS Churchill on 4 Jul 1897 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska. MCGINNIS was born in 1875.

+ 223 M    v. James Howard Graves was born on 10 Mar 1880 in Bartlett, Fremont County, Iowa.

   224 F    vi. Sarah Ellen Graves "Sadie" was born on 1 Jan 1884 in Fremont County, Iowa.

Sarah married Frank E Vallery on 15 Feb 1905.

   225 F    vii. Emma Harriet Graves was born on 11 Dec 1885 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

Emma married Dallas Bert Crawford.

+ 226 F    viii. Edna Grace Graves was born on 1 Sep 1888 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 27 Nov 1918 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska at age 30, and was buried in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska.


192. Calvin Mc Henry Graves was born on 7 Aug 1844 in Marian, Crittenden County, Kentucky, died on 7 Jun 1932 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington at age 87, and was buried in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington.

General Notes: Quote from 1922 newspaper clipping (Lora Bachler scrapbook) "Ruth Graves, 17 year old wife of 78 year old Calvin M. Graves filed a complaint against her husband for cruelty. The couple was recently married. The wife wants a share of husband's money and property".(Ruth Lawson , his 2nd wife) 1870 census of Cass County, Nebraska says Calvin born Tennessee and Milissa Jane born Indiana.

At the age of 8 years he moved to Iowa. When 18 years old he enlisted in the Indian war, Aug 13, 1862, at Glenwood, Iowa, Silver Creek Township, Mills, County. Was in Co. B. 29th Infantry. Report of Colonel H.C. Hunt, Council Bluffs, to Governor Kirkwood about Indian trouble verifies the fact that the organization was in service in Souix City, Iowa. He moved to Nebraska for a short time. In 1898 he moved to Bickleton, Washington, where he Homesteaded for farming of dry wheat. In 1890 he became a minister of the Methodist Church. His trades were carpenter, brick mason, farmer and minister. He married Jan 17, 1866 to Milissa Jane Shaffer, born Jan 17, 1850, she died June 27, 1915.

General index of deeds, bk 3, Cass County Courthouse, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, lists: Calvin Graves & Wife, Oct 7, 1898, bk 34, pg 407.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

Calvin married Milissa Jane Shafer, daughter of William Henry Shafer and Elizabeth S Gullion, in 1866. Milissa was born on 17 Jun 1850, died on 27 Jun 1915 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 65, and was buried on 29 Jun 1915 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

General Notes: Milissa Jane Shafer Graves is buried in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Washington, 7 rows west of Lora Bachler Knowles.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 227 F    i. Luna Bell Graves was born on 14 Jun 1867 and died on 19 Nov 1920 in Seattle, King County, Washington at age 53.

+ 228 F    ii. Nellie Ett Graves was born on 8 Aug 1869, died on 24 Jan 1937 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington at age 67, and was buried in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington.

   229 M    iii. Ura S Graves was born on 31 Oct 1871, died on 10 Jul 1873 at age 1, and was buried on 13 Jul 1873 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

   230 M    iv. William Henry Graves was born on 3 Nov 1873, died on 16 Nov 1958 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 85, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

William married Ceena M Gish on 20 Oct 1897.

   231 F    v. Lillie E Graves was born on 22 Dec 1880, died on 3 Feb 1889 in Nebraska at age 8, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

   232 M    vi. Loren Logan Graves was born on 27 Aug 1884 in Thurman, Fremont County, Iowa, died on 9 Aug 1936 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington at age 51, and was buried in 1936 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington.


Loren married Mary Ethel Bowish, daughter of S.A. Bowish and Mary Ross, on 14 May 1908. Mary was born in 1888, died in 1936 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington at age 48, and was buried in 1936 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington.

   233 F    vii. Leona Pearl Graves was born on 12 Nov 1885 and died on 27 Feb 1975 at age 89.

Leona married Charles E Wiley on 10 Nov 1909 in Yakima County, Washington. Charles was born in 1876.

Leona next married Alfred Roy MC MURRAY on 17 Nov 1903.

+ 234 F    viii. Lola Maude Graves was born on 1 Dec 1887 and died on 11 May 1974 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington at age 86.

   235 F    ix. Cora Ann Graves was born on 26 May 1890, died on 23 Sep 1908 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 18, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

Cora married Harry Houghey on 22 Mar 1908 in Bickleton, Klickitat County, Washington.

Marriage Notes: Marriage records of Klickitat County, Washington 1867-1917 by Homer Townsend and Patricia Sc arola.

Witnesses: L.L. Graves and Ethel Boudish

   236 M    x. John C Graves was born on 26 Mar 1892, died on 8 Apr 1892 in Cass County, Nebraska, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

+ 237 M    xi. Rubin Reed Graves was born on 31 Aug 1893 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska.

Calvin next married Ruth Lawson on 4 Jul 1921.

Calvin next married Mary E Kelly.

194. Elbert Lossen Graves "Loss" was born on 22 Jun 1848 in Knox County, Tennessee, died on 21 May 1927 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 78, and was buried on 24 May 1927 in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

General Notes: Elbert Lossen Graves, (Loss), born Jan 22, 1848 (his bible record is June 22, 1848) in Knox County, Tennessee, Educated in the public schools of Iowa and Nebraska. It is not known if he graduated. Married November 23, 1871 to (1) Ella Agnes Phoebe Carrell at Sonora, Missouri . She was born Nov 10, 1856 in Cass County, Nebraska. She was the daughter of John Edward Carrell and Margaret Elizabeth Smith. Educated in the public schools of Nebraska. Not known if she graduated. Member of the Baptist Church. She died October 21, 1918 at Yakima, Washington . Married (2) November 24, 1922 to Sitha Jane Waits Moore, born July 26, 1881, Married in Yakima, Washington. Sitha Jane died April 6, 1928. Elbert Graves was the first postmaster of Blue Light, Washington, the Post Office being located in his home, where he Homesteaded 160 acre s; So. West Qt. sec. 34, twp 7, rg 21, Yakima County, Washington, for dry land wheat farming . Sometime between 1904 and 1907 they moved to Puyallup, Washington where he worked in a sawmill. He returned to Yakima County in 1909. Returned to Yakima in 1910, Purchased two lots i n Hillcrest Addition and built a two story, three bedroom home. He owned and operated two grocery stores, one near So. 2nd, Ave, in 1917. Other occupations were mason by trade, photographer, carpenter and farmer. At various times after returning to Yakima he worked for farmers near home, in fruit orchards. After the death of his first wife, Ella, his son John William Graves remained with him until he married in 1922. For a short time in 1921 he shared his home with his daughter, Mary Evangeline Graves Williams, (Vangie) and her family. Moving from there to North 5th Ave he remained with Vangie until he remarried. Through some friends he became acquainted with his second wife, Sitha Jane (Waits) Moore and married November 24, 1922. I n 1923 he sold his home on Tieton Drive and purchased a grocery store with living quarters at 501 Cherry Ave., Yakima, Washington which he operated until he passed away May 21, 1927 of a stroke. He and his wife Ella were both baptized October 25, 1894 in the Baptist Church. Elbert was known to be a very hard worker, good to his wife and family, an excellent swimmer and diver, known to have swam across the Missouri river on his back. Tragically he found his sister's child drowned in a creek. His parting words to me were always, "don't go near the water". He had a double set of teeth on his lower jaw. He died May 21, 1927 at home in Yakima, W ashington and was buried beside his wife Ella, May 24, 1927 in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Washington. Elbert also had a sawmill in the Wenas, about 25 miles north west of Selah, Washington . Elbert had a bad eye and also a double goiter. (both sides of the neck)

Remembering Yakima by those who were there, Yakima Vally Sun - Feb. 22. 1979. Loss Graves and Bluelight: Memories of a man and a town no longer on the map - by Cindy Warren. Elbert Lossen Graves spent some important years of his life in towns that are no longer marked on any map. Born on June 22, 1848, Knox County Tennessee, Graves married Ella Agnes Phoebe Carrell (sister of Elisha Simpson Carrell) on November 23, 1871, in a town called Sonora, Missouri. That scene of his marriage is no longer seen on any map. Neither is Bluelight , a town near Bickleton, Washington, where Graves served as the first postmaster. All that is left of the small community is the old Graves home and a good share of memories tucked away in the minds of Bluelight's former residents. After Graves and his new bride eloped, they lived for a while in Rock Bluffs, Nebraska. With their seven children, they settled in the Bickleton area about 1900. The bricklayer, mason, photographer and carpenter accepted the job of postmaster for the community, which was as yet un-named. One story of how Bluelight got its name went like this: Realizing that the collection of a general store, livery stable, blacksmith shop and butcher shop had to be named in order to qualify for a post office, Graves and a man named Ed Gleason put their heads together. It was Gleason's idea to name the not-quite town after the blue glow (from lamps) he saw in the night when returning from church . So Bluelight it was, however short-lived. Being a fun loving sort, Graves himself built a dance hall in the tiny town. Lumber to build the entertainment center was hauled by bobsled. Elbert Graves held the position of postmaster until 1904 when he turned the duties over to his niece, Nellie Graves Carrell (Uncle Wilber Carrell's wife). This versatile man's next job was with a Puyallup sawmill.(town up near Seattle). He established a sawmill of his own located in the Wenas upon returning to the Valley in 1908. Although business venture s were not usually shared by men and their wives, Graves operated a merry-go-round on South Second Street; and Mrs Graves (daughters Vangie and Lulu) painted the horses and took tickets . Long afterwards he would buy whole strings of merry-go-round tickets so his granddaughter Addie (Rhodes) could ride the wooden horses at the state fair. (Merry-go-round at Bickleton Pioneer Picnic at Cleveland was restored by Joy T. Carrell) In 1910, Graves moved to Yakima after purchasing property on the corner of 17th and Teiton Drive. He and his wife lived in a two-story home he built there. His daughter and her family lived next door. At this time , he was operating a small store located on the corner of Second and Yakima avenues, right next to a Chinese restaurant. He and his wife and son John shared the store keeping respon sibilities, stocking mainly staple goods since they had no refrigeration. They sold vinegar f rom barrels and many kinds of penny candy. Granddaughter Addie Rhodes hasn't forgotten the penny candy days of Grandad's store. All day suckers and licorice whips sold for a cent. Many times she asked for "bacon", a flat red and white stripped coconut candy. She had such a yearning for the pink soda pop, but "they couldn't afford to buy it." Although thrifty Grandpa Graves continued to walk to his store to save the 10 cent street car fare, his son-in-law Elmer Williams decided to go new-fangled and bought a car. Oh how the children (and wife Vangie) cried, recalls Mrs Rhodes, when her father sold the family's horses. Shortly after, two more milestones occurred for the family, one on November 11 of that year, the first Ar mistice parade was held in downtown Yakima. Granddaughter Addie stood on the corner opposite the store for her parade-side view. After his wife's death, Graves gave up the store but continued living in the home they had shared. He was forced out, however, when the city decided to install a sewer and city water system. Taxes were upped so high he had to move to a home on fifth Avenue. His life took a turn for the better again when he married Sitha Waits and began running a store located on Cherry Avenue. He retained his storekeeper status until he died. Several of his descendants still live in Yakima: Granddaughters Addie R hodes, Blanche Anderson, Juanita Coller, Mary Zeigler, Edith Speer (Edith, Eneinitas, California), and Patricia Taylor (Pat, Spokane, Washington) Mrs. Rhodes would like to see her grandfather's now ghost town residence immortalized with a blue light, set atop a power pole, in memory of a man and a town no longer on any maps.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1850, Knox County, Tennessee.

Elbert married Ella Agnes Phoebe Carrell, daughter of John Edward Carroll and Margaret Elizabeth Smith, on 23 Nov 1871 in Sonora, Atchison County, Missouri. Ella was born on 10 Nov 1856 in Cass County, Nebraska, died on 30 Oct 1918 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 61, and was buried in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

General Notes: Information sent to Conleys from D'Rollen Carrell on 27 April 1990 from the Family Bible is as follows:
"The funeral of Mrs Ella A. Graves will be held this afternoon, a short service being held for the family at the home at 2 o'clock, followed by a public service at the grave . Mrs Graves died of tuberculosis and Bright's disease Thursday at the family home on Tieton Drive and Seventeenth avenue south. She was born November 10, 1856, in Cass County, Neb . Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn two sons, John and Mark Graves, and one daughter, Mrs Evangeline Williams, and six grandchildren, all of Yakima, and five brothers, Wilbur T Carrell of Winthrop, Wash., and Charles, John and Frank Carrell of Peace River, Alberta , also a half sister, Mrs Mary E Jordan of Bickleton, Wash. She united with the Christian Church at Rock Bluffs, Neb., October 25, 1894."

NOTE: In the obituary of Ella Agnes Phoebe Carrell, the fifth brother that was omitted w as Elisha Simpson Carrell also of Peace River, Alberta, Canada. He died 25 March 1926 in Canada.

Noted events in her life were:

• Illness: Brights disease.

• Illness: Tuberculosis.

Children from this marriage were:

   238 M    i. George Andrew Graves was born on 5 Jan 1872, died on 11 Sep 1873 at age 1, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

+ 239 F    ii. Addie Pearl Graves was born on 21 May 1876 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 1 Apr 1909 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 32, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

+ 240 M    iii. John William Graves was born on 8 Aug 1879 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 28 Dec 1952 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 73, and was buried in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

   241 U    iv. "Baby" Graves was born on 5 Sep 1882 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 18 Sep 1882 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

+ 242 M    v. Mark Simpson Graves was born on 21 Oct 1884 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 14 Aug 1949 in Burbank, Los Angles County, California at age 64, and was buried on 18 Aug 1949.

+ 243 F    vi. Mary Evangeline "Vangie" Graves was born on 11 Dec 1890 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 1 Oct 1934 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 43, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

   244 F    vii. Lula G Graves was born on 19 Dec 1894 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 9 May 1912 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 17, and was buried in 1912 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

Lula married Henry J Carvo, son of Edward Carvo and Adeline Derose, on 21 Jan 1912 in Yakima County, Washington. Henry was born in 1891 in Minnesota.

Elbert next married Sitha June Waits. Sitha was born on 26 Jul 1861, died on 6 Apr 1928 at age 66, and was buried in Medical Lake, Washington.

195. Andrew Jackson Graves was born on 19 Jul 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee, died on 7 Oct 1906 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska at age 56, and was buried in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes:
A.J. GRAVES

A.J. Graves a well known lawyer of Plattsmouth, died October 7, of consumption. He was an old-time resident of Mills County, and was a brother of Mrs. J.M. Miller of Center township . He was 56 years old and was born in Tennessee. He resided in Mills County from 1852 t o 1864. Later he taught school for a time in Center township. The Plattsmouth papers speak highly of his character as a man and citizen. He is survived by his wife and six children, also an aged mother, two sisters and six brothers. (Source: Opinion, Glenwood, Iowa, Oct 16, 190 6)

Andrew Jackson Graves came with parents to Mills County, Iowa at the age of 2 years, moved to Cass County, Nebraska in 1864. Graduated Business College at St Joseph; taught school , admitted to bar in Jan 1887, came to Plattsmouth, Nebraska in 1890. (Source: Opinion, Glen wood, Iowa, October 16, 1906)

Andrew married Emma Arstiene Allen, daughter of Howard Allen and Phebe MCMILLEN, on 5 Oct 1877 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska. Emma was born on 1 Aug 1858 in Missouri, died in 1941 in California at age 83, and was buried in Oakland, Alameda County, California.

General Notes: Gilmore scrapbook Cass Co. museum. Pg.102 Newspaper and date unknown.

Death of Mrs A.J. Graves 82, widow of A.J. Graves, former Cass Co. attorney and member of on e of the pioneer families of this section, died Dec.22nd at Oakland, Ca. The news of the deat h of this pioneer lady was received by her daughter, Mrs Adeline Amen, of Lincoln, who notifi ed Judge C.L. Graves of this city, a brother-in-law of the deceased.

Mrs Graves had left this city after the death of her husband in 1906 and spent a few years a t Lincoln where some of her family had located. In 1909 she moved to Tacoma, Wa., to reside , leaving there in 1941 for Oakland where she has made her home with a son, Paul Graves.

Beside Mrs Amen and Paul Graves survivors are a daughter, Mrs Will Grage of Walnut Grove, Ca . and a son, Carl of Souix City, Iowa.

The funeral and interment took place at Oakland.


Children from this marriage were:

   245 F    i. Maude A Graves

   246 F    ii. Ethel Graves

+ 247 M    iii. Carl Raymond Graves was born on 19 Aug 1885 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 29 Jan 1960 in Inglewood, Los Angles County, California at age 74, and was buried on 1 Feb 1960 in Inglewood, Los Angles County, California.

   248 M    iv. Paul Graves


197. Mary Elizabeth Graves was born on 15 Aug 1855 in Salem, Dent County, Missouri, died on 18 Jan 1940 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska at age 84, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Great Grandmother of Scharmal Veronica Triesch Conley



OBITUARY

This morning at 9:45, at her home in this City. Mrs. Mary E Burnett, one of the Pioneer women of this community, passed away at the ripe old age of eighty four years.
Mrs Burnett had suffered a paralytic stroke two months ago, but had partially recovered , but two weeks ago suffered a second stroke and from which she failed to rally, growing much worse in the last few days until death came to end her suffering.
Mary Elizabeth Burnett was born August 15, 1855, in Missouri, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs . William W. Graves, she being one of a family of twelve children. The family moved to Cass County in territorial days and located at Rock Bluffs, where she grew to womanhood. She was married to Joseph Byers, who died in Rock Bluffs in 1898. In later years she married J.W. Burnett, who preceded her in death several years ago.
Mrs Burnett was the mother of five children by her first marriage. Will, who died at the age of two years. Mrs Lena Wyatt, who died four years ago. The living children are Charles Byers of Walthill Nebraska, Lee Byers of Omaha, and Walter Byers of this city. There also survives on brother, Judge Charles L. Graves, the last of the pioneer Graves family.
Mrs. Burnett has made her home in Plattsmouth for the past thirty years. Source: Plattsmouth Nebraska Journal, 22 Jan 1940

Mary Elizabeth Graves Byers had red hair. She had just put a Henna rinse on it before she died. Mary was thin, tiny, short, about 5'4", she loved flowers.



Mary married Joseph John Byers on 9 Feb 1871 in Holt County, Missouri. Joseph was born in 1846 in England and died in 1898 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska at age 52.

Marriage Notes: Source of Marriage: Missouri Marriages 1851-1900 (Ancestry.com)

General Notes: Also known as "Joe" Precinct assessors for (by Michael Archer) 1878 Rock Bluff, Cass County , Nebraska, lists Joseph Byers, age 32, Laborer, Wife Mary, age 22, (born Iowa) Charley age 3 , born Nebraska, Lee age 1, born Nebraska. Living next door to the family Bates and family Gr aves.

Joseph Byers was born in England ,died of cancer.


Children from this marriage were:

   249 M    i. Will Byers was born about 1874 and died about 1876 about age 2.

+ 250 M    ii. Charles Luther Byers was born on 9 Jul 1876 in Fremont County, Iowa, died on 8 Jan 1959 in David City, Butler County, Nebraska at age 82, and was buried on 11 Jan 1959 in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska.

+ 251 M    iii. Lee Alonzo Byers was born on 14 Feb 1877 in Bartlett, Fremont County, Iowa, died on 9 Oct 1944 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska at age 67, and was buried on 12 Oct 1944 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

+ 252 M    iv. Walter Paul Byers was born on 22 Jun 1879 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 27 Sep 1943 in Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska at age 64, and was buried on 30 Sep 1943 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

+ 253 F    v. Orlena Opal Byers was born on 25 Jan 1882 in Cass County, Nebraska, died on 17 Jun 1933 at age 51, and was buried on 19 Jun 1933 in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska.

Mary next married Wesley Burnett.

198. Alvin Sherad Graves was born on 15 Sep 1858 in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa and died on 21 Sep 1937 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska at age 79.

General Notes: Alvin Sherad was called "Sherad". Alvin Sherad played the violin. on June 29, 1996, Don & Scharmal Conley met Leona (Baker) Paterson in a coffee shop in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, her phone number is 296-6014. She lives on Whitman Dr. Her parents owned a store at Rock Bluff, Nebraska. She said she picked strawberries for Sherad Graves when she was a child.

Alvin married Ella Collins. Ella was born in 1872.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 254 M    i. Morris Alvin Jr Graves was born in 1886 and died in 1963 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California at age 77.

+ 255 M    ii. Andrew Graves was born about 1876 and died on 28 Oct 1951 in Bellevue, Nebraska about age 75.

+ 256 M    iii. Perry Ivan Graves was born on 11 Jul 1892 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 24 Jul 1963 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska at age 71, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

   257 F    iv. Harriet Graves

   258 F    v. Josey Graves

   259 M    vi. Willie Graves

   260 F    vii. Bessie Graves


Alvin next married Ann Stoneking.

199. Ellen Olivia Graves was born on 19 Feb 1860 in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa and died on 14 Nov 1896 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska at age 36.


Ellen married Alonzo Lacy.

General Notes: OBITUARY

Death of Pioneer Resident of Old Rock Bluffs

Alonzo Lacy Dies Saturday at Home in Omaha-Was Schoolmate of Many old Residents Her.

Alonzo Lacy, well known to many early residents of this part of Cass county, passed awa y Saturday at his home in Omaha, at the age of 79 years. Funeral services will be Tuesday a t 2:30 p.m., and interment in Forest Lawn cemetery in Omaha. Lon, as he was familiarly k nown, was a son of George W. Lacy, one of the pioneer settlers in the town of Rock Bluffs, an d it was there that he was a pupil of the late Joseph D. Patterson in "Naomi Institute" in 18 71, and later was a pupil of the late Judge B.S. Ramsey, and a schoolmate of the younger Jone s and Pattersons. He was married to Miss Ellen O. Graves of the pioneer families of Rock Bluf fs, and later they located in Omaha where the wife passed away November 14, 1896. Surviv ing are three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Nichols, Mrs. James Watson and Mrs. O.H. Shelly, and on e son, Maurice A. Lacy, all residing in Omaha. (source: Plattsmouth Journal, Mary 1935)


Children from this marriage were:

   261 F    i. Bessie Lacy

   262 F    ii. Pearl Lacy

   263 F    iii. Winifred Lacy

   264 M    iv. Morris Lacy

200. Charles Luther Graves was born on 23 Nov 1861 in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa, died on 18 Dec 1951 in Cass County, Nebraska at age 90, and was buried in Union, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes:
OBITUARY "Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Caldwell-Linder Chapel for Judge Charles L Graves who died December 18 at Hillcrest nursing home. Reverand Harold V Mitchell, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiated.
Casket bearers were Arthur Hild, A E Olson, Richard Peck, Carl Schneider, Erret Thompson, and Arthur Wetenkamp. Burial was in West Union Cemetery, at Union.
A native of Mills County Iowa, Judge Graves had spent (?) years in Cass County as civic leader at Rock Bluffs, Union and Plattsmouth. He was 90 years old at the time of his death which occurred two months after he suffered broken limbs in a fall here.
A former school teacher, attorney, newspaper publisher, he had served as Justice of the Peace and Police Magistrate here for the past 23 years being appointed to the post in 192 - , shortly after coming here from Union, where he had practiced law and had published the Union Ledger.
During his term as police judge here Judge Graves compiled vast amounts of information about Cass County principally the Union, Rock Bluffs and Plattsmouth communities.
Surviving are Two daughters; Mrs Harry B Royal of Lincoln and Mrs Michael Durtex (?), one granddaughter, Helen Nelson,two great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. One Son Harry E Graves died several weeks ago. His wife preceded him in death." Charles Luther Graves compiled vast amounts of information about Cass County, Nebraska, Rock Bluff, Nebraska and Plattsmouth, Nebraska. (Plattsmouth Journal, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, pg 5, 20 December 1951)

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Judge and Justice of the Peace, Police magitrate, School teacher and Editor of the Union Ledger.

• Religion: Methodist.

Charles married Alice J Graves on 18 Dec 1887. Alice was born in 1866, died on 8 Jan 1912 at age 46, and was buried in Union, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Alice Graves is buried in the West Union Cemetery, Union, Nebraska.

Dr. Gilmore's Files.

OBITUARY OF ALICE J. GRAVES

Alice J. Graves was born in March, 1866, in Carroll county, Missouri, and came to Nebraska during 1887, and on December 18, 1887, in Plattsmouth, was married to Charles L. Graves. rev. W. H. Alexander officiating. With her husband she shortly after their marriage moved to Union, in this county, where she has resided for the past twenty-four years. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Graves --- Harry of Eagle, and Misses Verna and Leola at home, who with her husband, are left to mourn her untime [sic] death.
Mrs. Graves had been in poor health for a number of years, her last illness being of about thirteen weeks' duration. she was first attacked with pneumonia, followed by other complications, which would not yield to treatment, although all that medical skill could do was done in her behalf. Mrs. Graves was a kind and obliging neighbor, a loving wife and mother, and had a great many warm friends in the community in which she was best known, and to evidence their great esteem and respect for the departed the Baptist church was crowded at her funeral, which occurred Wednesday afternoon.
Standing room could not be found for all who desired to show their regard for this estimable lady. The funeral was conducted by Rev. W. A. Taylor of Union. Mrs. Graves was a member of the Baptist church and also a member of the Royal Neighbors of America. John Corey of this city, representing the Red Men lodge, of which Mr. Graves is a member, attended the funeral, bearing a wreath of beautiful flowers for the casket of Mrs. Graves. The Journal extends sympathy to the bereaved husband and children in this sad hour of their great sorrow. --

Plattsmouth Evening Journal. --------------- Kindness Appreciated.
Wife and mother gone, we are now more than ever able to realize that her place in the home as a companion, advisor and protector, was one that she alone could fill, and the vacant chair, the vacant place at the table, and many other objects in the house are silent reminders of her real worth as companion and mother.
During the many weeks of her suffering and at the close of this life neighbors and friends in Union and vicinity did many things to alleviate her suffering and endeavored to cheer the sad hearts; her Royal Neighbor sisters, associates in church and choir, her Pastor, the teachers and pupils, the Noble Red Men order and many others, showed the true Christian spirit in their own good ways; many kind friends here andelswhere have written us words of comfort.
We wish we could grasp the hand of each and express our gratitude, but for the present we can only say in this card that we are very thankful for all those acts and words of kindness to her and to us. Sometime, somewhere, you will all be rewarded.

Chas. L Graves,
Harry Graves,
Verna Graves,
Leola Graves.



Children from this marriage were:

   265 M    i. Harry E Graves died on 27 Nov 1951 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Harry married Cleo.

   266 F    ii. Leola Graves died about Dec 1893.

Leola married Harry B Royal.

   267 F    iii. Graves

Graves married Michael Durtex.
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207. Rufus Graves .

General Notes: Source: Our Union County Heritage, Vol II, by Kathleen George Graves and Winnie Palmer McDonald 1981

Rufus married Sara Packett.

General Notes: Source: Our Union County Heritage, Vol II, by Kathleen George Graves and Winnie Palmer McDonald 1981


The child from this marriage was:

+ 268 M    i. Rufus Commadore Graves was born on 21 Sep 1889 in Union County, Tennessee, died on 15 Mar 1960 in Maynardville, Union County, Tennessee at age 70, and was buried in New Loyston Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee.


223. James Howard Graves was born on 10 Mar 1880 in Bartlett, Fremont County, Iowa.

General Notes: The following is a copy of a letter from James H Graves, 904 15th avenue, Plattsmouth, Nebras ka to Addie Rhodes in Yakima, Washington dated 1951. "Dear Cousin, Sorry indeed to learn of y our misfortune, "The Grim Reaper" is sure cutting down the family circle, as it is doing like wise here. 1st we lost cousin Harry Graves of Lincoln, Nebraska on November 27th the same dat e another cousin, Andy Graves of Bellevue, Nebraska. Finally our last uncle, Charles L Grave s of Plattsmouth on December 15th. Our household has fared better. I am in better health tha n I ___________ _______The wife is _______________about taken all that is near and dear to yo u. Come visit us if the opportunity ever comes for you to come out this way."
(signed)
Howard & Eva Graves



James married Eva Ona Burton, daughter of Joseph Burton and Elma Abel, on 28 Jun 1905 in Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska. Eva was born on 23 Sep 1882 in Murray, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 9 Mar 1970 in Desmoines, Polk County, Iowa at age 87, and was buried on 10 Mar 1970 in Desmoines, Polk County, Iowa.

General Notes:
OBITUARY Eva Ona Graves

Mrs. Eva Ona Graves, a resident of Cass county most of her life, died at Des Moines Marc h 9, following a long illness. She was 87. Mrs. Graves was the daughter of the late Joseph an d Elma Abel Burton, born 23 Sept 1882, at Murray. She attended school and grew to young woman hood in the Murray community. June 28, 1905, she was married to J. Howard Graves at Nebras ka City. They became the parents of five children. The family moved to Plattsmouth in 1925 . Mr. Graves preceded her in death Oct 30, 1965. Most of the four years since her husband' s death, she lived with her daughter in West Des Moines. Mrs. Graves was a member of the Chri stian Church in Plattsmouth. She taught a Sunday School class for many years and was active i n women's work. Earlier in her life, she was employed at Norfolk Canning Factory. Survivors i nclude five children, Clyde Graves of Burbank, Calif., Carl Graves of Inglewood, Calif., Jo e Graves of Sherman Oaks, Calif., Mrs. Lester (Ona) Thinghan of West Des Moines, Ia.,and Mr s Paul (Maxine) Keil of Plattsmouth; a brother, James V. Burton of Harvard; a sister Fannie C ook, of Norfolk; 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Service were held March 10, a t Caldwell Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Paul L. Whifield, officiating. Organist was Mrs. Twy la Hodge. Pallbearers were Glenn Diggs, Herbert Freeburg, Jess Hodge, Reuel Sack, George Wins cot and Rex Young. Flower ladies were Mrs. Lua Keller and Mrs. Juanita Diggs. Burial was i n Oak Hill Cemetery. (Plattsmouth Journal, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, pg 1, 12 Mar 1970)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 269 M    i. Clyde H Graves was born on 10 Aug 1906, died on 12 Dec 1991 in Burbank, Los Angles County, California at age 85, and was buried in Hollywood, Los Angles County, California.

+ 270 M    ii. Carl B Graves was born on 7 Aug 1907 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 14 Jul 1995 in Lancaster, California at age 87, and was buried on 19 Jul 1995 in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California.

   271 F    iii. Ona Graves

   272 F    iv. Maxine Graves

   273 M    v. Joe Graves


226. Edna Grace Graves was born on 1 Sep 1888 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 27 Nov 1918 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska at age 30, and was buried in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Plattsmouth Journal, Thursday, November 28, 1918
MRS. H. BAXTER DIES AT OMAHA [front page]
DAUGHTER OF A.H. GRAVES OF MURRAY – LIVED IN NORTH PART OF
NEBRASKA
FIRST TAKEN WITH INFLUENZA
Complications occurred and Rupture of Arterie Caused Amputation
of Limb - Disastrous
From Wednesday’s Daily
This morning at three o’clock, at a hospital in Omaha, the
life of one of the former citizens of Murray ebbed away. The
deceased was Mrs. Harry BAXTER, formerly Miss Grace GRAVES, who
with her husband and children moved to Crofton, in the northern
part of the state, about a year ago.
Some two or three weeks ago, Mrs. Baxter was taken sick with
the influenza then so prevalent over the state. From that came a
complication resulting in the rupture of an arteries of one of
her limbs. This proved so serious that amputation of the member
was deemed necessary if her life was to be spared at all. In the
case of the amputation the desired results were not attained and
the patient grew gradually worse until this morning when the
angel of death, long hovering near, came to her relief, ending
the intense pain she suffered.
Mrs. Baxter leaves besides her husband, two children, one
sixteen months of age, and the other nine years old. She also
leaves a brother and parents living at [looks like] Murray [few
words illegible] Christian church at Murray tomorrow (Thursday)
afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Plattsmouth Journal, Thursday, November 28, 1918
LOCAL NEWS
Frank VALLERY and Harry BAXTER arrived in Plattsmouth from Omaha
this morning, they having been at the bedside of Mrs. Baxter who
succumbed this morning. After completing arrangements for the
funeral tomorrow, they departed for Murray late this afternoon.

Edna married Harry E Baxter.

Children from this marriage were:

   274 M    i. Leslie L Baxter was born on 9 Jul 1909 in Murray, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 27 May 1934 in Long Beach, Orange County, California at age 24, and was buried in Young Cemetery, Cass County, Nebraska.

   275 F    ii. Velma Baxter .

   276 M    iii. Baxter died in 1915.

227. Luna Bell Graves was born on 14 Jun 1867 and died on 19 Nov 1920 in Seattle, King County, Washington at age 53.

Luna married Amos Hall Hause on 3 Apr 1889.

Marriage Notes: Source: Ellen Martin via email, 1 Sep 2001


The child from this marriage was:

   277 F    i. Lily Edna Hause

Lily married Joseph Berleigh Martin.

228. Nellie Ett Graves was born on 8 Aug 1869, died on 24 Jan 1937 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington at age 67, and was buried in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington.

General Notes: Nellie Ett Graves is Scharmal Triesch Conleys 1st Cousin 2 times removed



Nellie married Wilbur Theodore Carrell, son of John Edward Carroll and Margaret Elizabeth Smith, on 7 Jun 1896 in Cass County, Nebraska. Wilbur was born on 27 Jun 1875 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 7 Jul 1959 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington at age 84, and was buried in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington.

General Notes: * Wilbur Theodore Carrell married again after his first wife died in 1937. Her name was Bessie M Sharp. He married her about 1940. Sources tell us that she was a hooker from the west side of the mountains, around Bellingham, Wa. She was quite a gal from the information that we got from Frank Carroll (no relation) who lives in Winthrop. (he is 81 years old and has lived in Winthrop off and on all of his life). She used to bake bread to sell and sold booze. (for more than the liquor store charged).

* In a conversation with Frank Carroll (no relation) on 31 July 1987, in Winthrop, Washington he knew Wilbur Carrell. Wilbur was called Bill and so was Frank Carroll's father. Both Bills got drunk at a picnic one day and later got into a fight in the Three Fingers Jack pool hall in Winthrop. Bill Carroll broke several of Wilbur's ribs and his jaw. The fight of the two Bill Carrells, was talked about for a long time around town. Frank Carroll said that Wilber was a bully.

* According to Frank Carroll, Wilbur Carrell lived on the south fork of the Methow river west of Winthrop. He grew alfalfa on irrigated land. He later lived about 3 miles east of Winthrop on the old Twisp road. ( we saw the house that Frank Carroll said he lived in.)

* Wilbur Carrell moved to Winthrop around 1920.

* Wilbur Carrell's Marriage license states: born 1875 married Nellie Graves 7 June 1896. (Wilbur is the youngest son of John E Carrell and Margaret Smith) Nellie Graves father is Calvin Graves her mother is Milissa Jane Shaffer. Marriage record on file in Cass County courthouse, Plattsmouth Nebraska, Vol H, pg 519. *Have a copy of marriage certificate of Wilbur Carrell and Nellie Ett Graves.

General index of deeds, bk 3, Cass County Courthouse, Plattsmouth, Nebraska lists, Wilbur Carroll & Wife, Feb 16, 1898, bk 34, pg 134.

Wibur Carrell is Don Conleys 1/2 Great Grand Uncle


The child from this marriage was:

+ 278 M    i. Dewayne W Carrell was born in 1891 in Nebraska, died in 1946 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington at age 55, and was buried in 1946 in Sullivan Cemetery, Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington.

234. Lola Maude Graves was born on 1 Dec 1887 and died on 11 May 1974 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington at age 86.

Lola married Fred S MC ATEE on 29 Oct 1905 in Bickleton, Klickitat County, Washington.

Marriage Notes: Marriage records of Klickitat Coiunty, Washington 1867-1917 by J.E.Homer Townsend and Patric ia A. Scarola.

Wittnesses: W.H. Jordan and W.T. Carrol.


Children from this marriage were:

   279 F    i. Velma Rosalie MC ATEE

   280 F    ii. Freda Pearl MC ATEE

Lola next married Ernest J Smith.

237. Rubin Reed Graves was born on 31 Aug 1893 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska.


Rubin married Ivy Pearl Frost, daughter of L.D. Frost and Anna Roy, on 4 Oct 1913. Ivy was born in 1893 in Oklahoma.

The child from this marriage was:

   281 F    i. Betty Ann Graves

Betty married Fennen.

239. Addie Pearl Graves was born on 21 May 1876 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 1 Apr 1909 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 32, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

General Notes: Addie Pearl Graves Smith died at 33 years of age in Yakima, Washington and is buried in Plainview Cemetery, Yakima County, Washington. (Near Bickleton)

Marriage record on file in Cass County courthouse, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Vol G, Pg 435.


OBITUARY

Pearl Graves Smith was born at Rock Bluff, Nebraska in June 1876 and died April 1, 1909 at her home at Bluelight, Washington. Deceased was the wife of Charles Smith. Pearl was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Graves who resided in the county many years. Her illness began about 7 years ago at which time her health was impaired by what proved to be consumption and the past year she was unable to attend to any of the houshold work. She leaves to mourn her death her husband and two children, a daughter of seven years old and a son one year old. Also parents, two brothers, John and Mark and two sisters, Evangeline and LuLu Graves. She was a most kind and noble lady, with always a smile for everyone and had been a faithful member of the United Brethren Church since 1895. The funeral services were held at her home conducted by Rev. Ragon of Bickleton.(this obit was found in the Cass County Museum, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, in scrapbook #1, Gold colored, pg 81.)

Charles Milton Smith and Addie Pearl Graves were 1st cousins, once removed. Addie Pearl Graves is the grandaughter of Margaret Elizabeth Smith and John Edward Carroll and Charles Milto n Smith is the son of Margaret Elizabeth Smith's brother William T. Smith and Addie Beach.



Addie married Charles Milton Smith, son of William T Smith and Addie Beach, on 5 Jan 1892 in Cass County, Nebraska. Charles was born on 25 May 1868 in Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Charles Milton Smith and Addie Pearl Graves were 1st cousins, once removed. Addie Pearl graves is the grandaughter of Margaret Elizabeth Smith and John Edward Carroll and Charles Milton Smith is the son of Margaret Elizabeth Smith's brother William T. Smith and Addie Beach


Children from this marriage were:

   282 F    i. Della A Smith was born on 4 Jun 1894 in Cass County, Nebraska and died on 14 Mar 1895.

   283 M    ii. (Infant) Smith was born on 22 Jun 1897 in Cass County, Nebraska, died on 1 Jul 1897 in Cass County, Nebraska, and was buried in Lewiston Cemetery, Murray, Cass County, Nebraska.

+ 284 F    iii. Elizabeth Blanch Smith was born on 27 Mar 1902 in Bluelight, Yakima County, Washington and died on 13 Jun 1984 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 82.

   285 M    iv. (Infant) Smith

   286 M    v. William Lossen Smith was born about 1907 in Bluelight, Yakima County, Washington.


240. John William Graves was born on 8 Aug 1879 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 28 Dec 1952 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 73, and was buried in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

John married Eva Evangeline Dooley, daughter of Abner Dooley and Sarah Hester.

Children from this marriage were:

   287 F    i. Mary Graves

Mary married Henry Zeigler.

   288 F    ii. Juanita Graves

Juanita married Coller.

242. Mark Simpson Graves was born on 21 Oct 1884 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 14 Aug 1949 in Burbank, Los Angles County, California at age 64, and was buried on 18 Aug 1949.


Mark married Velma E Chapman, daughter of Edward A Chapman and Edith E Beckwith, on 31 May 1905 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington. Velma was born in 1874 in Clearwater, Minnisota.

Children from this marriage were:

   289 M    i. Lloyd Graves

   290 F    ii. Edith Agnes Graves


243. Mary Evangeline "Vangie" Graves was born on 11 Dec 1890 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 1 Oct 1934 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 43, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

General Notes: Entry #2672, Records of Yakima County, Washington, 1908-1813 Vol III-A, Marriage Records, "WI LLIAMS, ELMER T (22, Wapato; b NB of Lorenzo Williams--Lou S Etchison) to EVANGELINE M GRAVE S (19 Wenas; b NB of E L Graves--Ella Carroll on Dec 23. 1909 by M Rose, MG: wit Earl L Di--o n; Lula Graves. Wenas." Vangie attended Dohoho school N.W. of Bluelight, Washington.

Mary married Elmer Troy Williams, son of Lorenzo Dow Williams and Loueasy Ann Eytchison, on 23 Dec 1909 in Yakima County, Washington. Elmer was born on 11 Nov 1887 in Dodge County, Nebraska, died on 17 Jun 1953 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 65, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 291 F    i. Addie Idella Williams was born on 10 Nov 1910 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, died on 4 Jun 1989 in Union Gap, Yakima County, Washington at age 78, and was buried on 8 Jun 1989 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

   292 M    ii. Harvey Glenn Williams was born on 21 Jul 1912 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, died on 4 May 1975 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 62, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

247. Carl Raymond Graves was born on 19 Aug 1885 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 29 Jan 1960 in Inglewood, Los Angles County, California at age 74, and was buried on 1 Feb 1960 in Inglewood, Los Angles County, California.

General Notes:

OBITUARY

Carl Raymond Graves

Carl Raymond Graves, 74, of South Freeman Blvd, Inglewood, Calif., died of a heart attack , in his home, Jan. 29, 1960. Born in Rock Bluffs, Neb. on August 19, 1885, he was the elde r son of the late A.J. Graves, former county attorney of Cass county, and Emma A. Graves, lon gtime residents of Plattsmouth. A graduate in the class of 1902, of the Plattsmouth High Sc hool, Carl (Cal) was also a popular baseball player here and in a bush league at Ulysses. The re he met and later married Nettie Octavia Spelts, in 1909. An employee of the Bell Teleph one Co. for 42 years at Lincoln, Neb. and Sioux City, Ia., he retired in 1950. With his famil y he moved to Inglewood, where he lived the remainder of his life. Surviving him, beside s his wife, Nettie O. Graves, is a son Harold Raymond Graves and three granddaughters, Saundr a, Carla and Jo Ellen Graves, all of Hawthorne, Calif., a brother Paul E. Graves, of El Monte , Calif., two sisters, Mrs. Adeline Amen of Lincoln, Neb. and Mrs. Ethel Grage of Walnut Grov e, Calif. He was a cousin of Judge James H. Graves of Plattsmouth, Nebr. Services were held F eb. 1 in "The Little Church Around The Corner", in Inglewood, Calif. Burial was in Inglewoo d Park Cemetery. (Plattsmouth Journal, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, pg 8, Sec B, 11 Feb 1960)

Carl married Nettie Octavia Spelts in 1909.

The child from this marriage was:

   293 M    i. Harold Raymond Graves


250. Charles Luther Byers was born on 9 Jul 1876 in Fremont County, Iowa, died on 8 Jan 1959 in David City, Butler County, Nebraska at age 82, and was buried on 11 Jan 1959 in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska.

General Notes: The following obituary was copied by Mrs Nettie Elizabeth Bachler Smith and sent to Scharma l Conley in a letter, her hand writing is difficult to read.

Life story of Charles Luther Byrers, Pioneer Resident. Charles L. Byers, 86, Pioneer residen t of Walthill, Nebraska, community since 1913 passed away at the home of his son, Julian Byer s of David City, Nebraska on Jan 8, 1959 following a relatively short period of disability. F uneral services were held on Sunday afternoon Jan 11 in the Walthill Methodist Church, The Re v. ________ officiating. During the services organ interludes "The Evening Prayer" & "Abide w ith Me" were played by church organist, Mrs. Ralph Copenhemer. Burial was at the Evergreen Ce metery in Walthill with William M. Hopper, George E. Sappenfield, Henry Beard, Harold Cromwel l and Earl Burkhart of Walthill, Caskett Bearers. Mr. Byers is survived by his 4 sons: Charle s of Sioux City, James J. of Berkeley, California, Donald H. of Omaha and Julian of David Cit y, Nebraska. Two daughters: Mrs Faye Vane, Berkeley California, Mrs. Benny Fransen of Rosail a and other relatives and friends. He was a cousin of Judge J.H. Graves of this city. Charle s Luther Byers, son of Joseph and Mary E. Graves Byers, was born July 9, 1876. He was the old est of the four children of the Byers family. The others in order were: Lee Alonzo, Walter Pa ul and Orlena Opal Wyatt, they all preceded Charles in Death. Charles being last of the famil y. He Was born in Bartlett, Iowa, Freemont County and while yet a small child he was brough t by the parents to Cass County, Nebraska. He was married to Minnie Baker on Feb 8, 1897, thi s marriage union last over 60 years and was broken by the death of Mrs. Byers in June 1957. T hey lived in Rock Bluff and Nebraska City before moving to Walthill in 1913. He worked on th e construction of the Procotte Hospital at Walthill and later as a mechanic in a garage unti l 1919 when he started to work for the City Water dept, later serving as a city electrician u ntil 1930 and with the Central States Electric Company. He retired permanently from work whe n reaching the age of 70. Mr. Byers was an ardent Baseball fan and player from his childhoo d and even continued playing with Walthill until after he was 70 years old.

Charles Luther Byers was also known as "Charley". Conley's visited his daughter, Cloe Anderso n in 1996. DOB on tombstone in Walthill cemetery reads: 1874

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE & PHOTO: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Byers of Walthill who will observe their 60t h wedding anniversary with an open house at the 4-H building here on Sunday, February 10th. T heir many friends are invited to join them from 2 O'clock to 5 p.m. Mr. Byers, who is 82, an d Mrs. Byers, who will be 81 tomorrow, Febr. 8th have been residents of this comunity for th e past 44 years.



Charles married Minnie Lavada Baker on 8 Feb 1897 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska. Minnie was born on 8 Feb 1876 in Missouri, died in 1956 in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska at age 80, and was buried in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska.

Children from this marriage were:

   294 M    i. Charles Augustus Byers "Bunk" was born on 15 Jun 1897 and died on 5 Nov 1962 in Sioux City, Minnehaha County, South Dakota at age 65.

Charles married Marion MCNIELL.

+ 295 M    ii. James Joseph Byers was born on 14 Jun 1904, died on 19 Aug 1963 at age 59, and was buried in Oakland, Nebraska.

+ 296 M    iii. Donald H Byers was born on 15 Aug 1906 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

+ 297 M    iv. Julian Charles Byers "Juke" was born on 22 Oct 1913 in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska.

+ 298 F    v. Fayne Eliza Byers was born on 18 Jan 1901 and died in Jun 1968 at age 67.

+ 299 F    vi. Chloerene Delacy Byers


251. Lee Alonzo Byers was born on 14 Feb 1877 in Bartlett, Fremont County, Iowa, died on 9 Oct 1944 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska at age 67, and was buried on 12 Oct 1944 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Have record of the funeral of LEE ALONZO BYERS from the John A Gentleman Funeral Home in Omaha, Nebraska. The dates of his birth and death and the other information on his file was taken from it. It also states that he was a laborer, was Protestant, lived at 2625 No 15th, Omaha ,Nebraska when he died. He died of Anginus Pectoris. His remains were to the casket of Vera Goss (?). It tells his mother and father and where they were born. (it states that his father's first name was John, we have Joseph) He was buried at West Lawn Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska . Cost of funeral $130.00.

The above funeral record says his father was born in England and his mother in Tennessee.

*Received death certificate of Lee Alonzo Byers, it states that he lived at 2625 No.18 but died at 2625 No.15. He must have been visiting at the time of his death.

*Lee Alonzo Byers's death certificate lists a Lillian as his wife.

West Lawn Cemetery in Omaha is now called West Lawn and Hillcrest Memorial Parks

LEE ALONZO BYERS is buried in Section AS #3, Adult Singles 13, Grave 35.

Information given to Scharmal from Winnifred Bassett in 1996: Lee had a fishing camp by Dakota City. He was a commercial fisherman. He had hoop nets. His second wife's name was Lil, she had a sister Violet. Lee was jolly, always had a smile, had a mustache, balding, hair was sandy, tall, thin. Lee hunted with his dog "Bob", Lee could swim like a fish, Had big garden , raised watermelon, he kept bees, He was allergic to bees, Lived north of Decator, Nebraska , he was well liked, about six foot tall. His mother Mary Elizabeth, had red hair. She had just put a Henna rinse on it before she died. Mary was thin, tiny, short, about 5'4", she loved flowers. His father Joseph died of cancer in 1886.

Quote on telephone converstation with Mildred Kaufman, 1989, she says that she thinks Lee Byers had 2 children/Mahala (Mahala Winnifred Byers) and Lilly Byers Hewett



Lee married Lora Ellen Bachler, daughter of Phillip Bachler and Jane Bates, on 14 Jan 1903. Lora was born on 14 Jun 1884 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 10 Jan 1963 in Prosser, Benton County, Washington at age 78, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

General Notes: Grandmother of Scharmal Veronica Triesch Conley

Lora Ellen Bachler divorced Lee Alonzo Byers and Lora and her daughter, Mahala Winnifred, came out to Bickleton, Washington and met and married Zale Wood. Zale Wood did not treat her daughter very good so Lora sent her daughter to live with Lora's 1/2 sister in Seattle, Washington. (Eleanore Parker Luhman) Lora Ellen divorced Zale Wood and Married Erwin Knowles.

Lora & Zale Wood lived in Benton County 12 May 1925. (note in Lora's scrapbook about picking goosberries and making pie for Zale and other persons.)

An entry in the diary of Lora says she and Otto Triesch (grandson) visited Horning Cemetery on 7 Oct 1961 with Nettie, Earlen, George, Bina, Wayne Hedde, Opal Mae and their children, then drove to Rock Bluff Cemetery and had lunch.

Note in Lora's scrapbook: Bert Parker of Ponca, Nebraska, Sept 1944. He is Lora's half brother .

News clipping from scrapbook of Lora Ellen Bachler: "Mr and Mrs Erwin Knowles moved on to Corral Creek Dec 1918. In 1945 they sold their ranch & moved into Benton City."

Lora E Bachler was called "LO"

Scharmal V Triesch Conley Memory: "Lora had a 1/2 brother. He cooked meals, kids always came to his house at mealtime & ate. He got tired of this so one day he cleared the table & put the dishes on the floor & let his dog lick them clean. Kids saw it & never returned to eat there again."


The child from this marriage was:

+ 300 F    i. Mahala Winnifred "Winnie" Byers was born on 19 Mar 1903 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 4 Feb 1984 in Kennewick, Benton County, Washington at age 80, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland, Benton County, Washington.


252. Walter Paul Byers was born on 22 Jun 1879 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 27 Sep 1943 in Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska at age 64, and was buried on 30 Sep 1943 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Note found in scrapbook of Lora Ellen Bachler: Walter Byers of Plattsmouth, native of Rock Bluff, died Monday at Hotel Rest Haven. He was 64 and spent most of his life in the Rock Bluff community.

Walter Byers is buried beside his mother Mary Elizabeth Graves Byers Burnett.

OBITUARY

Death of Walter Byers

This morning at the Rest Haven home at Weeping Water, Walter Byers a life time resident of Cass County, died at the age of 64 years following a long period of failing health. Mr Byers is one of the last of old time residents of Rock Bluff where he was born on June 22, 1879 . Spending the greater part of his life time in the community, although the last few year he has spent residing in Plattsmouth. His condition the last few weeks made necessary his being taken to the home for care and attention. There is surviving his passing three daughters ; Mrs Milo Farnery of this city, Mrs Joe MacNeal of North Platt and Mrs Henry Chappell of this city as well as two brothers; Charles Byers of Walthill, Nebraska and Lee Byers of Omaha. His parents and one sister have preceded him in death. The body is at the Caldwell Funeral home to await funeral arrangements. (scrapbook #2, gold colored, pg 33, Cass County Museum , Plattsmouth, Nebraska) ____________________________________________________________________ __ _________



Walter married Mary Ellen. Mary died before 1943.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 301 F    i. Helen Byers was born in 1911.

   302 F    ii. Mary Ellen Byers

Mary married Joe Macneal.

   303 F    iii. Opal Byers

Opal married Henry Chappell.

253. Orlena Opal Byers was born on 25 Jan 1882 in Cass County, Nebraska, died on 17 Jun 1933 at age 51, and was buried on 19 Jun 1933 in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Also known as "Babe" & "Lena". She had very long wavy hair.

Orlena Byers has daughter, Winifred Byers. She was named after Mahala Winnifred Byers. Source : Winnifred Byers Triesch.



Orlena married John V Wyatt "Vinnie" on 7 Nov 1897. John was born on 2 Dec 1868 in Hickory County, Missouri, died in 1942 in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska at age 74, and was buried in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska.

Children from this marriage were:

   304 M    i. Ronald Hoyte Wyatt was born in Jul 1907 and died in Jul 1907.

+ 305 F    ii. Winnifred Fayne Wyatt was born on 19 Sep 1912.

254. Morris Alvin Jr Graves was born in 1886 and died in 1963 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California at age 77.

General Notes: Source: Vern Clark

Morris married Bess Marcoe.

Children from this marriage were:

   306 U    i. Osal Graves

+ 307 F    ii. Mildred Alvina Graves "Tootie" was born in 1908 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

   308 F    iii. Cleora Graves

+ 309 M    iv. Forrest Julian Graves

   310 M    v. Lawrence Graves

+ 311 F    vi. Opal Graves "Pat"

+ 312 M    vii. Bernard Graves


255. Andrew Graves was born about 1876 and died on 28 Oct 1951 in Bellevue, Nebraska about age 75.

General Notes: OBITUARY
Andrew Graves Is Found Dead At Home Sunday

Andrew Graves, 75, of Bellevue, was found dead at his home Sunday, October 28, 1951. Th e information was received here Sunday by James Graves, in a telephone conversation with Alvi n Graves, brother of the deceased. Further information is not available. Mr Graves lived alon e at the time of his death. He is survived by a son Harvey, and two brothers, Perry of Pla ttsmouth, and Alvin of Omaha. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 fro m the Crosby Kunold Mortuary in Omaha. Burial will be in the Bellevue cemetery. Mr. and Mr s. James H. Graves and Perry Graves will attend the services Tuesday.(Plattsmouth Journal, Pl attsmouth, Nebraska, 29 October 1951, pg 1)

Andrew married.

The child from this marriage was:

   313 M    i. Harvey Graves


256. Perry Ivan Graves was born on 11 Jul 1892 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 24 Jul 1963 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska at age 71, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Perry Ivan Graves served as a volunteer instructor on a dollar a year basis during WW 1 and w as considered to the rank of First Lieutenant. He saw service in Alaska and Mexico. During WW II, he worked at the Martin Plant. At one time he was Police Magistrate at Plattsmouth, Nebra ska. He played the violin made by his father, Alvin Sherad Graves. Perry was welterweight box ing champion of the world, having won the championship from Jack Britian in 1914. He won an d lost the championship 3 times. He fought under the name of "Kid Graves". He was a member o f the Masonic Lodge and of the First Christian Church. Married Aug 1913, in Yakima, Washingto n to Kathryn T. Brosman, born Sep 9, 1892, at Brooklyn, N.Y., she died Feb 12, 1975.

Perry married Kathryn T Brosman "Kitty" in Aug 1913 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington. Kathryn was born on 9 Sep 1892 in Brooklyn, New York and died on 12 Feb 1975 at age 82.

General Notes: Source: Vern Clark


Children from this marriage were:

   314 F    i. Helen Graves

   315 M    ii. Willard Graves

   316 M    iii. Eugene Graves

   317 F    iv. Ruth Graves

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268. Rufus Commadore Graves was born on 21 Sep 1889 in Union County, Tennessee, died on 15 Mar 1960 in Maynardville, Union County, Tennessee at age 70, and was buried in New Loyston Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee.

General Notes: Source: Zoellen Wilson

Rufus married Bertha Estel Wilson, daughter of Henry Scott Wilson and Lucy Jane Beeler, on 18 Aug 1914 in Union County, Tennessee. Bertha was born on 11 Jul 1890 in Union County, Tennessee, died on 29 Aug 1959 in Maynardville, Union County, Tennessee at age 69, and was buried in New Loyston Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee.

General Notes: Source: Zoellen Wilson


Children from this marriage were:

   318 F    i. Virgie Graves was born on 8 Jun 1815 in Sharps Chapel, Union County, Tennessee and died on 24 Sep 1933 in Sharps Chapel, Union County, Tennessee at age 118.

   319 M    ii. Kenneth LaVaughn Graves was born on 28 Nov 1917 in Sharps Chapel, Union County, Tennessee and died on 3 Jul 1976 in Maynardville, Union County, Tennessee at age 58.

   320 M    iii. William Henry Graves .

William married Alvs Fontella Long.

General Notes: Source: Zoellen Wilson

   321 F    iv. Myrtle Ethel Graves .

Myrtle married Clifford William Taylor, son of Lee Taylor and Rhoda Sturgeon.

General Notes: Source: Zoellen Wilson

   322 U    v. "Infant" Graves was born on 15 Mar 1923 in Union County, Tennessee and died on 15 Mar 1923 in Union County, Tennessee.

   323 F    vi. Ola Graves "Twin" was born on 14 Jul 1924 in Union County, Tennessee and died on 14 Jul 1924 in Union County, Tennessee.

   324 F    vii. Zola Graves "twin" was born on 14 Jul 1924 in Union County, Tennessee and died on 14 Jul 1924 in Union County, Tennessee.

   325 F    viii. Sabrina Jane Graves .

Sabrina married Johnny Elbert Jones.

General Notes: Source: Zoellen Wilson

   326 F    ix. Sallie Marie Graves was born on 20 Aug 1928 in Sharps Chapel, Union County, Tennessee, died on 9 Mar 1978 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee at age 49, and was buried in Beason Cemetery Tazwell, Tennessee.

Sallie married Paris Hubert Beason.

General Notes: Source: Zoellen Wilson



269. Clyde H Graves was born on 10 Aug 1906, died on 12 Dec 1991 in Burbank, Los Angles County, California at age 85, and was buried in Hollywood, Los Angles County, California.

General Notes: OBITUARY
CLYDE GRAVES

Clyde H. Graves, 85, of Burbank, Calif. died Dec 12, 1991 at St Joseph Medical Center, Cal ifornia. A graduate of Plattsmouth High School, he was born Aug 10, 1906 to James H. and E va Burton Graves. He had worked as a Linotype for the Plattsmouth Journal, and after moving t o California he worked as typographer for Copley Newspapers, that included the Glendale News- Press and the Burbank Daily Review. He is survived by wife Louise (Rummel) Graves of Burba nk, Calif.; son James Graves of Burbank; daughters Sallye Steele of Apple Valley, Calif., Jud y Smith of Orange, Calif.; brother Carl B. Graves of Inglewood, Calif.; sisters Ona Thimgan o f West Des Moines, Iowa, Maxine Keil of Plattsmouth; 12 grandchildren. Memorial services w ere held Dec 17 at Trinity Presbyterian Church of North Hollywood, Calif. Interment was at Fo rest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Calif. (Plattsmouth Journal, Plattsmouth, Nebraska , pg 3, 23 Dec 1991)

Clyde married Louise Rummel.

Children from this marriage were:

   327 M    i. James Graves

   328 F    ii. Sallye Graves

   329 F    iii. Judy Graves

270. Carl B Graves was born on 7 Aug 1907 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 14 Jul 1995 in Lancaster, California at age 87, and was buried on 19 Jul 1995 in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California.

General Notes: OBITUARY

CARL GRAVES Carl B. Graves, son of J. Howard and Eva Graves , was born Aug 7, 1907, at Rock Bluffs. He grew up in the Plattsmouth area and graduated f rom Plattsmouth High School. On June 17 1931 he married Alice Hutton of Plattsmouth. Mr. G raves died Fri., July 14, 1995 at Lancaster, Calif., at the age of 87. Survivors include : Wife Alice; sons Robert, Gary, Rod; daughters Patti and Joyce; sisters Ona Thimgan and Maxi ne Keil; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brot hers Clyde and Joe. After moving to California in 1942, he worked for 30 years as a Linoty pe operator for the Los Angeles Times, retiring in 1972. Prior to that, he had learned his tr ade while working for the Plattsmouth Journal. Services were held Wed., July 19 at Mumaw C hapel of Lancaster, with interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California.(Plattsm outh Journal, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, pg 3, 3 Aug 1995)

Carl married Alice Hutton on 17 Jun 1931 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska. Alice was born on 7 Aug 1907 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 14 Jul 1995 in Lancaster, California at age 87, and was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California.

Children from this marriage were:

   330 M    i. Robert Graves

   331 M    ii. Gary Graves

   332 M    iii. Rod Graves

   333 F    iv. Patti Graves

   334 F    v. Joyce Graves


278. Dewayne W Carrell was born in 1891 in Nebraska, died in 1946 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington at age 55, and was buried in 1946 in Sullivan Cemetery, Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington.

General Notes: Sources say DeWayne Carrell was the illigimate son of Nellie Ett Graves, his father was a dru ggist, he was adopted by Wilbur T Carrell.

There is a gravestone in the Winthrop, Washington cemetery next to DeWayne Carrell and Elma C arrell (his wife) that reads "our baby" Clifford T Carrell 1921-1923. This might be the son o f DeWayne Carrell and Elma Prue Carrell. (do not know this for sure)

Entry #3563, Records of Yakima County, Washington 1908-1913,Volume III-A, Marriage Records. " CARREL,DEWAYNE W(21 Wapato; b NB of Wilber Carrel--Nellie Graves) to ELMA M PRUE (18; b MN o f Paul Prue -- Emma Mayhew) on Feb 7, 1912 by C Brustin, MG; wit W Carrel & Lydia Prue."



Dewayne married Elma M Prue, daughter of Paul Prue and Emma Mayhew, on 7 Feb 1912 in Yakima County, Washington. Elma was born in 1894, died in 1960 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington at age 66, and was buried in 1960 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington.

Children from this marriage were:

   335 F    i. Pauline May Carrell was born on 1 May 1913.

   336 F    ii. Wilma Prue Carrell was born on 15 Jun 1914 in Wapato, Yakima County, Washington.

Wilma married Frank "Bud" Ford on 3 Jun 1936. Frank died on 3 Mar 1970.

   337 M    iii. Clifford Carrell

+ 338 M    iv. Ronnie H Carrell was born in 1924 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington and died on 12 Jun 1987 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona at age 63.

284. Elizabeth Blanch Smith was born on 27 Mar 1902 in Bluelight, Yakima County, Washington and died on 13 Jun 1984 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 82.

General Notes: Source: obit

Elizabeth married Basil Anderson. Basil died on 12 Oct 1964.

General Notes: Source: obit


The child from this marriage was:

   339 M    i. Thomas Roy Anderson died on 24 Apr 1971.


291. Addie Idella Williams was born on 10 Nov 1910 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, died on 4 Jun 1989 in Union Gap, Yakima County, Washington at age 78, and was buried on 8 Jun 1989 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

General Notes:

OBITUARY

Union Gap - Mrs Addie L. Rhodes,78, of Yakima died Sunday, June 4, 1989 at the Parkside N ursing Care Center, Union Gap. She was born November 10, 1910 in Yakima to Elmer T. & Ma ry E. (Graves) Williams. She was raised and educated in Yakima and it was there that she marr ied Leonard Rhodes on September 18, 1929. In her earlier years she was a sorter at several lo cal fruit warehouses. She was also a housewife and homemaker. Mrs Rhodes was a member o f the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6th Ward and enjoyed genealogy work, garde ning and working in her yard. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Elmer & Geor gia Rhodes of Yakima. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Rhodes on April 11, 1 958. Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at Tahoma Cemetery. Those a ttending will meet at the grave. Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity. (Sour ce: Yakima Daily Herald, 4 June 1989)

*Don & Scharmal Conley received the address of Addie Rhodes from Ada Ruth Whitmore of Bicklet on, Wa. They wrote to her and went to visit her in 1987. She had been ill however she was hap py to meet them. She had a family album which belonged to her grandfather and mother. She all owed Don to take photos of the pictures in it. We are grateful as many Carrell & Graves peopl e were in it. She showed us her book of memories and gave us some addresses. She also had tin type photos and a bible that we didn't see. She took us to the cemetery to take photos of mar kers. Many of her photos are in "The Descendants of John Graves" book as well as some informa tion. Her full name is Addie Idella Williams. She has a brother, Harvey Glenn Williams ( deceased). She was born on her grandmothers' birthday. Her mother was "Vangie", Mary Evangeli ne Graves Williams. Addie's book of memories are on tape at the LDS, put there by Nela Ray Ho lt. Addie's parents or grandparents were married on John Edward Carrell's homestead-20 a cre tract- Cass County, Nebraska. Addie's son, Elmer Leonard is an engineer. He and hi s ex wife, Georgia have no children. He lives in the Autanum, Yakima, Washington. He is name d after Addie's father. Addie recalled that her Uncle John gave the photo album to Addie's gr andma (Ella Agnes Phoebe Carrell Graves). Addie received the album in 1934 when her mother di ed. Addie and her Uncle John cleaned the Tahoma Cemetery plots before perpetual care. Ad die is Morman. Born and raised in Yakima, Washington. She said she looked like her Aunt LuLu . (1987 interview)

Noted events in her life were:

• Illness: Alzheimers.

Addie married Leonard Rhodes on 18 Sep 1929 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington. Leonard died on 11 Apr 1958.

The child from this marriage was:

   340 M    i. Elmer Rhodes "Skip"

Elmer married Georgia Rose Wilson.

295. James Joseph Byers was born on 14 Jun 1904, died on 19 Aug 1963 at age 59, and was buried in Oakland, Nebraska.

General Notes: Lived at Berkeley, California. Had 1 daughter & 3 sons The daughter Nina Virginia and the mot her Nina died of cancer a few weeks apart.

James married Nina Hill.

Children from this marriage were:

   341 M    i. James Joseph Byers II

+ 342 M    ii. William Byers

   343 M    iii. Warren J Byers "Warnie"

Warren married Loretta.

+ 344 F    iv. Nina Virginia Byers "Sissie" died from 1961 to 1962.

James next married Holly.

296. Donald H Byers was born on 15 Aug 1906 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Lived at Omaha, Nebraska. Was a River man, worked for Corp of Engineers

OBITUARY

Byers, Donald H, age 69, residence 2721 Titus, survived by his wife Josephine, 3 sons, Donald , Stanley, Richard, 1 daughter, Mrs Rita Bristol, all of Omaha. Brother Julian, Central City , Nebraska, Sister, Chloe Franson of Rosalie, Nebraska, 18 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildr en. Services 1 p.m. Monday at Roeder Mortuary, Interment Hilcrest cemetery. (newspaper and da te unknown)

Donald married Josephine Evans. Josephine was born on 31 Dec 1906 in Tekamah.

Children from this marriage were:

   345 M    i. Donald L Byers

+ 346 F    ii. Rita Phyllis Byers

   347 M    iii. Stanley Byers

Stanley married Ruth.

   348 M    iv. Richard L Byers

Richard married Jackie.

297. Julian Charles Byers "Juke" was born on 22 Oct 1913 in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Lived at Hastings, Nebraska, living in Texas 1996. Had a mortuary business. Has five daughters . Has research on Byers family. Runs foot races at age 82 and wins a number of them .His wife is: Althea Cecelia Barada, DOB: 1914. Her monument is next to Julian's. Their daughter has a monument beside them. Her name is Julie Ann Smith. Julian Byers five daughters: Julie Smi th, Betsy Phares, Susan Ribble, Sally Sue Dilley, Jane Scarpello. Julian's daughters address : Julie Smith 321 Coddington Lincoln, Nebraska, 68528 or 635 S. 14th Suite 120 Phone: 402-477 -9283(home) 402-475-6635(work)

Julian Charles Byers and Althea Cecelia Barada were married at the home of his grandmother Mary Elizabeth Graves Byers Burnett by Charles Graves, the uncle of Julian Byers.

Julian Byers address: 4901 Daffodil #7 McAllen Texas, 78501 512-687-2770



Julian married Althea Cecelia Barada on 18 Jun 1938 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska. Althea was born on 25 Jan 1914 in Rosalie, Nebraska.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 349 F    i. Julie Ann Byers

+ 350 F    ii. Betsy Beth Byers

+ 351 F    iii. Susan Ruth Byers

+ 352 F    iv. Sally Sue Byers

+ 353 F    v. Jane Byers

298. Fayne Eliza Byers was born on 18 Jan 1901 and died in Jun 1968 at age 67.

General Notes: She lived in Berkeley, California. Fayne had one son: Teddy

Fayne married Edgar Vane.

Children from this marriage were:

   354 M    i. Edgar Vane

   355 F    ii. Dana Vane

   356 M    iii. Peri Vane

299. Chloerene Delacy Byers

Chloerene married Benny John Fransen. Benny was born on 19 Feb 1914 in Rosalie, Nebraska, died on 23 Dec 1970 in Rosalie, Nebraska at age 56, and was buried in Lyons, Nebraska.

General Notes: Benny John Fransen was killed in a car accident when he hit an icy spot on the road about a m ile from his home. He died from the battery fumes. He died at Rosalie, Nebraska. He is burie d at Lyons, Nebraska. He was a farmer. he died December 1970.


Children from this marriage were:

   357 M    i. Warren Byers Franson

   358 M    ii. David Kent Franson

Chloerene next married Harold Anderson.

300. Mahala Winnifred "Winnie" Byers was born on 19 Mar 1903 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska, died on 4 Feb 1984 in Kennewick, Benton County, Washington at age 80, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland, Benton County, Washington. The cause of her death was Cancer.

General Notes: Mahala Winnifred Byers was an instructor of Piano, Tenor Banjo, Hawaiian Guitar, Mandolin and Ukulele at a studio at 2709 46th Ave SW, Seattle, Washington about 1919. Prior to her marriage she used the last name of Luhman.

Mahala was registered in room 4 of Rainier School, second grade, of Seattle Public Schools. School opened Tuesday 7 September 1909.

Mahala lived at 2709, 47th Ave SW, Seattle, Washington with Mr. & Mrs. Otto Luhman. (Mrs. Luhman's maiden name was Parker and she was a 1/2 sister to Mahala's mother, Lora Bachler)

Mahala was born in the house of her grandparents, Phillip Bachler and Jane Bates Parker Bachler, near Plattsmouth, Nebraska, 19 March 1903. The house was located on Telegraph Road which is now (1996) 12th & Horning Road. (Don & Scharmal Conley have a photo of the land the house was on)

Mahala Winnifred Byers was also known as: Winnifred Marie Luhman, Winnifred Luhman. Mahala Winnifred Byers was not adopted by the Luhman family.

Mahala Winnifred Byers became a Catholic and was baptized 25 Dec 1929.



Mahala married Joseph Peter Triesch "Joe", son of Simon Martin Triesch and Emelia M Mattausch, on 18 Nov 1921 in Seattle, King County, Washington. Joseph was born on 20 Feb 1894 in Colton, Whitman County, Washington, died on 24 Jun 1976 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington at age 82, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland, Benton County, Washington. The cause of his death was Cancer.

General Notes: Joseph Peter Triesch, his mother, father, brothers and sisters left Colton, Washington sometime after 1907. Joseph was baptized in the Catholic church in Colton, Washington or Uniontown , Washington, by Father J.L. Frei, arrived in Benton City, Washington in 1912. Between 1907 and 1912 the family lived in Mesa, Washington and Selah, Washington. We do not know which place he lived first but think that it was in Mesa, Washington. Attended Marquette School in Yakima, Washington.

Mesa, Washington was called Judson, Washington in 1900.

On 1 Aug 1917 Joseph Triesch joined the U.S. Army in Prosser, Washington and took his training at Camp Lewis, Washington and then assembled at Fort Walla Walla, Washington. Then on to France and Germany to fight in WW I. He was discharged from the Army, 29 June 1919, at Camp Lewis, Washington.

Joseph Triesch was a barber in Tacoma, Washington before moving back to Benton City, Washington with his wife, Mahala Winnifred Byers and their young son, Otto Joseph Triesch.

Simon Martin Triesch, Joseph's father, lived with Joseph and his wife until a short time before his death. Then he went to live with his daughter, Theresa. Simon Martin Triesch died in 1935.

The following is from a newspaper clipping in September 1926: "Joe and Winnifred Triesch traded their Benton City property for a poultry farm on the coast to Mr. Whitehead. A going away party was held for them with 125 people attending."

Address found on a newspaper clipping (for newspaper delivery) Joe Triesch 5644 Eye Street, Tacoma, Washington. (Same address as I.F. Wood)(sometime in the 1920's)

*Joseph Triesch and his sister, Teresa lived with Aunt "Liz" and H.J. Schaaf while attending Catholic instruction at Colton, Wa.

THE AMERICAN LEGION POST

Kiona-Benton Post 115 the American Legion Post was chartered June 4th 1934 listing the charter members as follows:

Allison Kennedy, Frank Jameson, Carl Howard, Ward Kennedy, Edwin H. Hanson, Harry Miller, Grady Wilson, Milford W. Roop, Alvin Scott, Walter Acord, T. Oral Montgomery, Argus Hughes, Joe Triesch, Harry M. Russell, Oliver M. Rhoades


OBITUARY

JOE TRIESCH WAS 1912 PIONEER OF BENTON CITY

Joseph P. Triesch, 100 Kiona Ave., Benton City, died Thursday, June 24, 1976 at the Veterans Hospital in Walla Walla, being born in Colton, Whitman County, February 20, 1894.
He came to Benton City in 1912 and was employed variously, enlisting in the Army in WWI serving overseas in France. He was employed by General Electric on the Hanford Project as a custodian, retiring in 1959.
He was a member of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church in Benton City and was a member of Muernice Wilson Post No. 115 of the American Legion, active in the civic life in Benton City.
Surviving are his wife, Winnifred L. Triesch, and son, Otto Triesch, at home; daughter, Mrs. Don (Scharmal) Conley of Kennewick; sister, Mrs. A.T. Moran, Milton-Freewater, Ore.; and four grandchildren.
Following Rosary on Monday at the church at 7 p.m., Requiem Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m . Tuesday in St Francis Xavier Cabrini Church with the Rev. Msgr. William J. Sweeney celebrant.
Burial was made in the Sunset Memorial Gardens on the by-pass highway in Richland by bearers; Ernest Feuerborn, Milton Epperson, Lacy Allen, Richard Howard, Thomas Mathews, George Lanman; and honorary bearers Ercy Morse and Walter Krom of Post 115, American Legion arrangements by Einan's Funeral Home.
Thus comes to an end the saga of life of a worthy husband, father and friend. (Source: Benton City Times, Benton City, Washington, July 1, 1976)

Baptism certificate reads as follows:

On the 8th of April 1894 I baptized a son of Simon Triesch and M Emilie Madausch who was born on Feb 20th 1894. He was given the name of Joseph Peter and his Godparents were Joseph Schaaf and M. Catherine Schaaf.

(signed) J. Frei Pastor

Joseph Peter Triesch appears on a deed on 31 January 1922 in Prosser, Benton County, Washington. 31 Jan 1922 Joe P. Triesch (Grantee) U.S. (Grantor) for Patent Bk 3, pg 134

21 Apr 1922 Joe P. Triesch (Grantee) K.L. Johnson (Grantor) agreement Misc bk2, pg 375

Noted events in his life were:

• Baptism: 8 Apr 1894, Colton, Whitman County, Washington.

• deed: 31 Jan 1922, Prosser, Benton County, Washington.

Children from this marriage were:

   359 M    i. Otto Joseph Triesch

+ 360 F    ii. Scharmal Veronica Triesch


301. Helen Byers was born in 1911.

Helen married Paden.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 361 F    i. Margaret Paden


305. Winnifred Fayne Wyatt was born on 19 Sep 1912.

General Notes: Winnifred plays the chimes for the Senior Citizens Center in Bancroft, Nebraska. Winnifred' s daughter is Jeanette (Bassett) Geisler Jeanette's Phone number in 1996 402-648-7666 Winnif red's address 1996: Winnifred Bassett 403 Vine St Bancroft, Nebraska 68004 Phone 402-648-744 3 Winnifred gave photos of Lee Byers to Scharmal

Winnifred gave information to Scharmal about her grandfather, Lee Byers (see notes on Lee Alo nzo Byers, #133)

Winnifred Wyatt is the one who gave Julian Charles Byers his nickname; she pronounced Julia n "Juken" which was shortened to "Juke"



Winnifred married Marton Adelbert Bassett on 22 Nov 1931 in Sioux City, Minnehaha County, South Dakota. Marton was born on 6 Dec 1909 and died on 7 Nov 1981 at age 71.

Children from this marriage were:

   362 M    i. John Bassett died on 8 Apr 1934.

+ 363 F    ii. Jeanette Bassett

307. Mildred Alvina Graves "Tootie" was born in 1908 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Source: Vern Clark

Mildred married Virgil Russell Clark. Virgil was born in Iowa, died in 1959 in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, and was buried in 1959 in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California.

General Notes: Source: Vern Clark


Children from this marriage were:

   364 M    i. Vern Alvin Clark

   365 F    ii. Beverly Joan Clark

   366 F    iii. Marilyn June Clark

   367 M    iv. Gary Leigh Clark

309. Forrest Julian Graves

Forrest married Lillian Kurtz.

Children from this marriage were:

   368 M    i. Bruce Graves

   369 M    ii. Dennis Graves

311. Opal Graves "Pat"

Opal married Ralph Edward Wever "Jr".

The child from this marriage was:

   370 M    i. Ralph Edward "Ned" Wever "III"

Opal next married Dennis Powell.

312. Bernard Graves

Bernard married June Lenore Thompson.

Children from this marriage were:

   371 F    i. Barbara Joan Graves

   372 F    ii. Phyliss Lynn Graves

   373 M    iii. David Andrew Graves

   374 M    iv. Tom Graves

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338. Ronnie H Carrell was born in 1924 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington and died on 12 Jun 1987 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona at age 63.

Noted events in his life were:

• Cremation: Ashes In Winthrop, Washington.

Ronnie married June Murdock.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 375 F    i. Diane Carrell

342. William Byers

William married Jane.

Children from this marriage were:

   376 M    i. Billie Byers

   377 U    ii. Byers

344. Nina Virginia Byers "Sissie" died from 1961 to 1962.

Nina married Arnold Innis.

Children from this marriage were:

   378 F    i. Cheryl Innis

   379 M    ii. Robert Innis

   380 M    iii. David Innis

346. Rita Phyllis Byers

Rita married Ancel Schuman.

Children from this marriage were:

   381 M    i. Mitchell Schuman

   382 M    ii. Dirck Schuman

   383 M    iii. Grant Schuman

   384 M    iv. Todd Schuman

Rita next married Lee Bristol.

349. Julie Ann Byers

Julie married Merlin Smith.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 385 M    i. Scott Byers Smith

   386 M    ii. Jon Charles Smith

+ 387 M    iii. Jac Dale Smith

   388 M    iv. Thomas Allen Smith

350. Betsy Beth Byers

Betsy married Douglas Phares.

Children from this marriage were:

   389 F    i. Heidi Jo Phares

   390 F    ii. Wendy Suzanne Phares

Betsy next married Dale David Jones "Dave".

351. Susan Ruth Byers

Susan married Ralph Ribble.

The child from this marriage was:

   391 M    i. Clark Byers Ribble

Susan next married David Conchola Jr.

352. Sally Sue Byers

Sally married John Mohrlang.

Children from this marriage were:

   392 M    i. Christopher John Mohrlang

   393 F    ii. Rebecca Diana Mohrlang

Sally next married Gregory Dean Dilley.

353. Jane Byers

Jane married Richard Scarpello.

The child from this marriage was:

   394 F    i. Maria Ann Scarpello

360. Scharmal Veronica Triesch

Scharmal married Donald Richard Conley, son of Clyde Albert Conley and Alta Leverta Fravel.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 395 F    i. Jan Donnelle Conley

+ 396 F    ii. Lisa Ann Conley

+ 397 M    iii. Scott Fletcher Conley

+ 398 M    iv. David Richard Conley

361. Margaret Paden

Margaret married Haith.

Children from this marriage were:

   399 F    i. Susie Haith

   400 F    ii. Kay Haith

   401 M    iii. Tom Haith

   402 M    iv. George Haith

   403 M    v. Steve Haith

   404 M    vi. Jeff Haith

   405 F    vii. Amy Haith

363. Jeanette Bassett

Jeanette married Lester Geisler.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 406 F    i. Nancy Ann Geisler

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375. Diane Carrell

Diane married Rudi Hohnlaser.

The child from this marriage was:

   407 M    i. Peter Hohnlaser

385. Scott Byers Smith

Scott married Amy Rachele Firley.

Children from this marriage were:

   408 F    i. Andrea Nichole Smith

   409 M    ii. Scott William Smith

387. Jac Dale Smith

Jac married Penny Sue Ritz Morse.

The child from this marriage was:

   410 F    i. Jacie Lyn Smith

395. Jan Donnelle Conley

Jan married David Moon.

Jan next married Keith D Angerman, son of Kieth Bud Angerman and Phyllis Sherman.

The child from this marriage was:

   411 F    i. Tara Nicole Angerman

Jan next married James Robert Sloppy.

Children from this marriage were:

   412 M    i. Sean Robert Sloppy

   413 F    ii. Sharla Michelle Sloppy

396. Lisa Ann Conley

Lisa married Glenn Scott Vincent, son of Gerald Ray Vincent and Ruby Pearl Deneen.

Children from this marriage were:

   414 M    i. Steven Adam Vincent

   415 M    ii. Michael Scott Vincent

397. Scott Fletcher Conley

Scott married Donna Jo Hall, daughter of John Robert Hall and Dorothy Beryl Cox.

Children from this marriage were:

   416 M    i. Luke Aaron Conley

   417 F    ii. Beth Ann Conley

398. David Richard Conley

David married Tamera Lynne Nash, daughter of Mark Ramsden Hawley and Linda Louise Handley.

The child from this marriage was:

   418 M    i. Leigh Richard Conley

David next married Trina Slater.

406. Nancy Ann Geisler

Nancy married Clifford Lee Mivak.

Children from this marriage were:

   419 M    i. Martin Julius Mivak

   420 M    ii. Nicholaus Lee Mivak

   421 F    iii. Mary Ann Elizabeth Mivak

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