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William Hickle Graves
Birth: Apr. 24, 1854
Death: Jan. 24, 1906

Wiliam Hickle Graves was named after the Tennessee preacher William Hickle. There is a family photograph of the preacher with members of the family. My great-grandfather lost most of the fingers on one hand while a boy. I was always told he did not like to display this hand in photographs but there is a photograph of him with Emma Bell Renfro Neal Graves. He is holding a small child (possibly Dovie) and the hand minus the fingers is showing. He died at age 54 while plowing his field on their rented family farm. The youngest child, Carrie, was a baby in arms when he died.
William Hickle traveled to Texas from Tennessee with his first wife, Sarah Skaggs Graves, and three children. One daughter died either soon after they arrived in Texas or on the way. Charley and Bertha were the surviving children. The journey took them 9 months in a covered wagon. Sarah died about 2 years after they arrived in Texas and is buried in an unmarked grave. Her cemetery is now overgrown and abandoned. 
 
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 Parents:
  James M. Graves (1821 - 1904)
  Nancy Gibbs Graves (1820 - 1895)
 
 Spouses:
  Sarah Lureta Skaggs Graves (____ - 1892)*
  Emma Bell Renfro Graves (1866 - 1939)*
 
 Children:
  Bertha May Graves Todd (1882 - 1965)*
  Charley Graves (1884 - 1961)*
  Pearl Graves (1884 - ____)*
  Nancy Cornelia Graves Housmon (1892 - 1976)*
  James William Graves (1895 - 1967)*
  Dovie Louretta Graves Dent (1898 - 1986)*
  Lillian Graves Pearce (1900 - 1968)*
  Vivian Graves Sprinkle (1900 - 1966)*
  Ruth Graves (1902 - 1987)*
  Carrie Minnie Graves Blackwell (1906 - 1974)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Jane Graves (1850 - 1854)*
  Mary Minerva Graves Hankins (1851 - 1931)*
  William Hickle Graves (1854 - 1906)
  Almeda Adaline Graves Coffman Coram (1859 - 1937)*
  Laura Catherine Graves Hutchison (1862 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Princeton Cemetery
Princeton
Collin County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: nancy murray
Originally Created by: June
Record added: Jan 14, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10321236
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Love Grandfather William.
- linda shaffer
 Added: Jul. 1, 2016

- R I P
 Added: Feb. 23, 2016

- nancy murray
 Added: Jun. 3, 2015
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