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Rev Henderson Graves
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Birth: May 13, 1810
Surry County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1888
Merom
Sullivan County
Indiana, USA

married to Elizabeth Stone in Gallia County, Ohio 1830

Henderson became the 1st Sheriff of Jay County, IN.


Henderson carried the title of Reverand and or Elder. Apparently at some point in his life he took up being a minister. Per page 286 of History of Jay County, IN; New Corydon..."Fellow Church, Christian, on Sec. 29, was built about 1863 and dedicated by Elder H. Graves, who preached here 12 or 14 years."
Another bit of evidence on this fact is from the Dec 31, 1879 Merom News "We learn that C. M. Graves (Cephas Moses), a son of Elder H. Graves of this place, died at his home in Switz City, Greene County, IN. Dec 19, 1879 age 32y 2m 24d. He will be remembered as a student here some years ago."
Note that Union Christian College was founded 20 Sep 1856 as Merom Bluff Academy, name changed to Union Christian College 4 Nov 1858. Records from the College list Elder H. Graves as a faculty member, a member of the Executive Committee and a member of the Board of Trustees.

They moved to Merom, IN ca 1864 as did William and James Graves, Henderson's brothers, and possibly Conway Stone, Elizabeth's brother. MEMOIR of Henderson Graves from his diary , Book #5 dated Jan 25, 1884: "Nineteen years ago this night I landed in Merom from Jay County. How times have changed since then with me. I thought I was old then (54) but here I am yet. My children scattered in many states and several of them dead. My wife buried several years ago. But I am living with my second wife [sic Sarah Bowers Cason Robertson] and we seem to have rather good health for persons of our age."

Excerpts from Henderson's diary pages: 05/13/1884 Tues "This is an important day to me. It is my 74th birthday. Few men live to see so many. It has been some rainy. I have done considerable work. Sunk a box in the ground to put our butter and milk in. I grubbed some sprouts up too." 04/18/1885 Sat "This is our wedding anniversary. We have been married seven years. Time Flies. It seems like a short time but I see we have both failed very much. I the most of the two. I shall be 75 if I live till the 13th of May." Jul 22, 1885 (Book 5 p. 203) "We started to MO. to see David and Adeline. Got there on the 23rd and found all well. David and the children at the train to meet us. We staid nearly 3 weeks and had a fine visit with the children and old friends. I preached once while there and married Enoch Beardslee and Mary McNut. We went from there to Kansas to John Wards, found them all well and staid there 2 weeks..

Excerpts from the Sullivan Union (NEWSPAPER?): 27 Feb 1878, "Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has been appointed administrator of the estate of John Robertson, deceased, late of Sullivan County, IN. Said estate is probably to be solvent. Henderson Graves, Administrator". Now, on 28 Apr 1878, "Our sensation this week was the marriage of H. Graves, Esq. to Mrs. John Robinson (sic Robertson). Mr. Robertson was buried three months ago yesterday and Mr. Graves preached the funeral discourse. Quite a coincidence."

His second wife Sarah may have been married up to twice previously as Brenda O'Donnell gives her name as Sarah Bowers Cason Robertson.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Stone Graves (1810 - 1876)*
 
 Children:
  James Graves (1831 - 1860)*
  Sarah Sally Graves Boyles (1833 - 1880)*
  Caroline Graves Denny (1834 - 1920)*
  Araminta Graves Stone (1837 - 1892)*
  Adeline Graves Beardslee (1839 - 1925)*
  Elzara Graves Thornton (1846 - 1927)*
  Cephas Moses Graves (1847 - 1879)*
  Riley Henderson Graves (1852 - 1900)*
  Peter Franklin Graves (1854 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Merom Cemetery
Merom
Sullivan County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Colleen Sanders Brown
Record added: Jul 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54628954
Rev Henderson Graves
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Rest in peace cousin...
- Colleen Sanders Brown
 Added: Jan. 13, 2012
you sir i wish i could of known you are one of my great great grandfathers and it seemed like you had a lot to do and say i will see you someday hope you still have alot to say!!!
- tresa Benson
 Added: Jun. 3, 2011

- Colleen Sanders Brown
 Added: Apr. 5, 2011
 
 
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