My 3rd great-grandfather, James Stephen Graves was born 5 Feb. 1806 in NC, and was killed in 1852 when a tree he was chopping down split as it fell and crushed his head against a rail fence. This presumably occurred in Marshall Co., AL. (Ref: http://www.gravesfa.org/gen098.htm#_ftn4)
James Stephen Graves Jr. James was born in NC on 5 Feb 1806. He married Eliza Jane Walker in Blount Co, AL, on 7 Jul 1833. Consent given by Robert Walker, security by Doctor Graves, Henry Parhan, J.P. (Henry Jefferson Parhan married Nancy Graves, daughter of John Graves (Genealogy102) and Elizabeth Beeson. (Source 405). >.
He lived in Blount Co, AL, in 1836.
He lived in Etawah Co, AL, in 1848.
Children of James Stephen Graves Jr. and Eliza Jane Walker were as follows:
i. William (Walking Stick)2 Graves was born on 24 Mar 1834 in Blount Co, AL. He was married to Amanda M. Chamness on 26 Dec 1852 in Marshall Co, AL. >. > .
ii. Jesee Leander Graves was born on 8 Feb 1837 in Marshall Co, AL. He was married to Melita Elizabeth Chambliss in 1855. Jesee died on 11 Mar 1919 in Clarksville, Johnson Co, AR, at age 82.
iii. James Thomas Graves was born on 9 Jan 1840 in Blount Co, AL. He was married to Nancy Martin in 1861 in AL. James died circa Feb 1900 in Jacksboro, Jack, TX.
iv. Elizabeth Jane Graves was born on 20 Apr 1842 in Marshall Co, AL. She was married to Robert Reed on 7 Oct 1858 in Marshall Co, AL. Elizabeth died after 1858.
v. Nancy Leticia Graves was born on 19 Jul 1844 in Marshall Co, AL. She was married to William Lee on 9 Sep 1860 in Marshall Co, AL. Nancy died after 1860.
vi. Robert Edgar Graves was born on 30 Dec 1846 in Marshall Co, AL. He married Martha Alvira (Myra) Moore in Etowah Co, AL, on 5 Apr 1868. They had 12 known children. Robert died on 14 Feb 1940 in Cleburne, Johnson Co, TX, at age 93. His body was interred on 16 Feb 1940 in Georges Creek, Somervell Co, TX, in Georges Creek Cem. Plot - C-083.
James was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 12 Dec 1850 in District 22, Marshall Co, AL.
Eliza, William, Jesee, James, Elizabeth, Nancy and Robert were listed as a household members.
James, Nancy and Robert were listed as a household members living with Eliza Jane Walker on the 1860 Census on 28 Jun 1860 in Eastern Division, Marshall Co, AL.
Eliza J Gravis 50
James T Gravis 20
Nancy L Gravis 15
Robert E Gravis 13
by Jimmy Baker 18 Feb 2016
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