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 Robert Edgar Graves

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Robert Edgar Graves

Birth
Marshall County, Alabama, USA
Death 14 Feb 1940 (aged 93)
Georges Creek, Somervell County, Texas, USA
Burial Georges Creek, Somervell County, Texas, USA
Plot C-083
Memorial ID 18084043 View Source
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My great-great grandfather, Robert Edgar Graves was born on 30 Dec 1846 at Marshall, AL.

William, Jesee, James, Elizabeth, Nancy and Robert were listed as a household members living with James Stephen Graves Jr. and wife Eliza on the 1850 Census of 12 Dec 1850 at District 22, Marshall, AL.

James, Nancy and Robert were listed as a household members living with Eliza Jane Walker on the 1860 Census enumerated 28 Jun 1860 at Eastern Division, Marshall, AL.

Robert was a confederate soldier in US Civil War in May 1865 at Co B 4th AL Calvery, Guntersville, Marshall, AL. Private R.E Graves stated in his Texas Soldiers Application for a Pension (# 32333) on 26 Aug 1915, that he honorable surrendered about May 1865 in Guntersville, AL. He stated he served about 8 months in Stewarts Batallion, Robbys Brigade, Cavelry. Included in the Pension application are four notarized statements from men who stated that R.E. Graves was in Company B 4th Alabama Calvery. The application for pension was approved on affidavite of witnesses.

At age 21, he married Martha Alvira (Myra) Moore in AL on 6 Apr 1868.

Family legend has it that Robert and Martha Graves left AL after the Civil War ended with a wagon train and settled in Georges Creek when one of the horses on their covered wagon died.

Robert Edgar Graves was listed as the head of a household on the 1870 Census on 15 Sep 1870 at Post Office: Marchbanks Store, Precinct 2, Johnson, TX, also included in the household was Martha Alvira (Myra) Moore and Mary Nancy Ellen (Mollie) Graves.

Robert was granted a land patent on 6 Aug 1877 at Johnson, TX, County: Johnson; Abstract Number: 322; District/Class: Robertson Preemption; File Number: 000306; Original Grantee: Graves, R E; Patentee: Graves, R E; Patent Date: 06 Aug 1877; Patent No: 50; Patent Vol: 6; Acres: 160; Adj County: Somervell; Adj Acres: 141.

Robert Edgar Graves was enumerated in the 1880 Census on 4 Jun 1880 at Precinct 4, Somervell, TX, along with household members Martha Alvira (Myra) Moore, Mary Nancy Ellen (Mollie) Graves, Margaret Jane (Maggie) Graves, Annie Belle Graves, Nancy A. Mills, and Isaac Joshua (Ike) Moore.

Robert was granted a land patent on 2 Aug 1892 at Johnson, TX, County: Johnson; Abstract Number: 1164; District/Class: Robertson Preemption; File Number: 001928; Original Grantee: Hoskins, S L; Patentee: Graves, R E; Patent Date: 02 Aug 1892; Patent No: 10; Patent Vol: 25; Acres: 160;

Robert Edgar Graves was listed as the head of household on the 1900 Census recorded 28 Jun 1900 at Justice Precinct #4, Somervell, TX. Also living in the household were his wife, Martha Alvira (Myra) Moore, his son, Horace Edgar Graves, his daughters, Nora Graves, Octavia Graves, Pearl Gertrude Graves, Idelia (Dee) Graves, Beulah Graves and Eula Graves.

Robert Edgar Graves was listed as the head of household on the 1910 Census recorded 27 Apr 1910 at Precinct 4, Somervell, TX. Also listed in the household were his wife, Martha Alvira (Myra) Moore, his daughters, Beulah Graves and Eula Graves.

Family legend has it that Robert,Martha and Mary Graves left AL after the Civil War ended in a wagon train and settled in Georges Creek, TX when one of the horses on their covered wagon died. They spent the rest of there lives there.

Mary (the only child born in AL) was listed as a household member living with Robert Edgar Graves and wife Martha on the 1870 Census on 15 Sep 1870 at Post office: Marchbanks Store, Precinct 2, Johnson Co, TX.

Mary, Margaret, Annie, Nancy and Isaac were listed as a household members living with Robert Edgar Graves and wife Martha on the 1880 Census on 4 Jun 1880 at Precinct 4, Somervell Co, TX.

Robert Edgar Graves and wife Martha were on the 1900 Census recorded 28 Jun 1900 at Justice Precinct #4, Somervell Co, TX.

Martha Alvira (Myra) Moore and Robert Edgar Graves were in a photograph of the Family circa 1910 Probably at their home in Georges Creek, Somervell, TX. The photo may have been taken at a celebration, notice the flower corsage on the women.

Martha was listed as the wife of Robert Edgar Graves on the 1910 Census recorded 27 Apr 1910 at Precinct 4, Somervell, TX.

Robert Edgar Graves and wife Martha were on the 1920 Census recorded 6 Feb 1920 at District 82 Precinct 4, Somervell, TX.

At age 93, he died 14 Feb 1940 in Cleburne, Johnson Co, TX and was interred at Georges Creek Cemetery (Location C-083). His grave is located next to Martha Myra Graves whose grave is now marked by a rock (location C-082). Military marker reads "Pri. Robert Edgar Graves, Co B / 4 Ala Cav/CSA, Dec 31, 1846, Feb 14, 1940."

Children of Martha Alvira (Myra) Moore and Robert Edgar Graves:
Mary Nancy Ellen (Mollie) Graves McMinn (b. 23 Mar 1869, d. 25 Jan 1939)
Margaret Jane (Maggie) Graves King (b. 24 Aug 1870, d. 15 Jun 1960)
Cotter Graves (b. 23 Feb 1874, d. 29 Oct 1874)
Annie Belle Graves Swearingen (b. 07 Feb 1876, d. 14 Jul 1945)
Adna Graves (b. 07 Feb 1876, d. 1 Nov 1877)
Nora Graves (b. 30 Aug 1880, d.?)
Octavia Graves (b. 22 Apr 1883, d.?)
Horace Edgar Graves (b. 01 Feb 1886, d. 21 Apr 1960)
Pearl Gertrude Graves (b. 27 Aug 1888, d. 26 Jun 1973)
Idelia (Dee)Graves Love (b. 25 Jan 1892, d. 21 Apr 1960)
Beulah Graves Stalcup (b. 14 Jun 1895, d. 27 Oct 1932)
Eula Graves Kelly (b. 14 Jun 1895, d. 18 Apr 1930)

Jimmy C. Baker


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 18084043
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/18084043/robert-edgar-graves : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Edgar Graves (31 Dec 1846–14 Feb 1940), Find a Grave Memorial ID 18084043, citing Georges Creek Cemetery, Georges Creek, Somervell County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Jimmy Baker (contributor 46533124) .