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Grandview, Hanging Dog, Cherokee CO, NC

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John Edward Graves b 6 Feb 1841 Monroe CO, TN d 5 Nov 1927 Cherokee CO, NC buried Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC
occupation - farmer & miller
son of William Graves & Anna L. McGinty of Washington CO, TN, but moved to Cherokee CO, NC ca 1841 - 1843

m (1) ca 1865 TO
Mrs. Mary "Polly" (Brackett) Shackleford (William Shackleford's widow & mother of his 2 children) b 1838 NC d 22 Dec 1870 buried Hanging Dog Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC
dau of John & Milly Brackett of Roane CO, TN

m (2) 27 Jan 1870 Cherokee CO, NC by E. A. Deweese, Mag TO
Harriet Tabitha McDonald b 4 May 1855 Cherokee CO, NC d 1 Jun 1935 Cherokee CO, NC buried Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC
dau of James Lewis McDonald* & Jemima "Mima"/ "Mimy" Lavina Deaton* of Hanging Dog, Cherokee CO, NC

issue: [NOTE: John Edward Graves and his first wife, Mrs. Polly Shackleford, had only one daughter, Eliza Jane Graves b 1867 Cherokee CO, NC. All other children were born of his second wife, Harriet McDonald. She and John Graves cared for Polly's two children after Polly died.]
1(M) James William Graves b 14 Mar 1871 Cherokee CO, NC d 3 June 1871 Cherokee CO, NC

2(F) Octavia "Tavie" Graves b 8 Nov 1872 Cherokee CO, NC d 2 Mar 1963 Murphy, Cherokee CO, NC buried Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC
m 21 Dec 1896 by J. H. Woods, JP Cherokee CO, NC TO
W. Jesse Humphries b ca 1867 GA d 12 Apr 1950 Beaverdam, Cherokee CO, NC

3(F) Artimissia "Artie Missie" Graves 13 Mar 1875 Cherokee CO, NC d 13 Apr 1875 Cherokee CO, NC

4(F) Sarah Anne "Annie" Graves b 28 Jul 1877 Cherokee CO, NC d
m 4 Mar 1900 Lawrence, Cherokee CO, AL TO
William "Will" Hart b Mar 1875 TN d

5(M) Thomas Luther Graves b 10 Sep 1879 Cherokee CO, NC d 11 May 1913

6(F) Tennessee "Tenny" Graves b 10 Apr 1881 Cherokee CO, NC d 26 Dec 1930 Murphy, Cherokee CO, NC buried Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC
m never

7(F) Savannah Graves b 27 May 1883 Cherokee CO, NC d 28 Jul 1885 Cherokee CO, NC

8(F) Texanna Graves b 28 Jul 1885 Cherokee CO, NC d 28 Jul 1885 Cherokee CO, NC

9(F) Addie Jane Graves b 14 Aug 1887 Cherokee CO, NC d 28 Aug 1976 Gastonia, Gaston CO, NC buried Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC
m 11 Mar 1906 Cherokee CO, NC TO
Joseph "Joe" James Johnson b 25 Jan 1884 Murphy, Cherokee CO, NC d 7 Aug 1952 Cherokee CO, NC (of leukemia) buried Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC

10(M) Robert Edward "Bob" Graves b 20 Aug 1889 Cherokee CO, NC d 26 Mar 1969 Murphy, Cherokee CO, NC US Army WW I vet buried Ebenzer Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC
m 11 Nov 1925 Cherokee CO, NC TO
Eliza Wilson b 2 Feb 1890 d 1 Sep 1985 buried Ebenzer Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC

11(F) Leoma Graves b 11 Aug 1894 Cherokee CO, NC d 11 Jul 1958 buried Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC
m 5 May 1924 TO
James Robert Hembree b d

Many thanks to Page (Pearson) Wester for help with her ancestors above! Cousin Page has been a constant help, encouragement, and inspiration to me since we first found one another in the early 1980s. She is a meticulous and superb researcher!

* maternal great-great-great-grandparents of Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge

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