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Franklin Ward Graves, Jr
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Birth: 1842
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 1847
Nevada County
California, USA

A member of the Donner/Reed Party.

Franklin Jr. was the son of Franklin Ward Sr. & Elizabeth Cooper Graves. He was approx. 5 years old at the time of his death. He perished at what was later known as "Starved Camp", in March of 1847. According to one account, Franklin Jr. was offered human flesh to eat, but since his mother had refused, he did also. His mother, Elizabeth, died first followed shortly after by young Franklin. 
Family links: 
  Franklin Ward Graves (1789 - 1846)
  Elizabeth Cooper Graves (1800 - 1847)
  Sarah Graves Spires (1825 - 1871)*
  Mary Anna Graves Clarke (1826 - 1891)*
  William Cooper Graves (1829 - 1907)*
  Eleanor Graves McDonnell (1832 - 1894)*
  Lovina Graves Cyrus (1834 - 1906)*
  Nancy Blaisdell Graves Williamson (1838 - 1907)*
  Jonathan B Graves (1840 - 1847)*
  Franklin Ward Graves (1842 - 1847)
  Elizabeth Graves (1845 - 1847)*
*Calculated relationship
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Franklin Graves Jr. died on the trail at "Starved Camp" in the Sierra Nevada
Created by: Cindy Baldogo
Record added: Sep 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58841841

 Added: Oct. 13, 2015

- D. Brown Love
 Added: Jan. 14, 2014

- Sue Barnett
 Added: Sep. 14, 2011
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