Elliott Reed Graves

Male 1820 - 1912  (92 years)


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  • Name Elliott Reed Graves 
    Born 22 Feb 1820  Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Mar 1912  Marvern, Mills County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elliot was the son of Henry Graves and Elizabeth Ann Grills. He was one of seven children; five sons and two daughters.

      He united with the Methodist church early in life and for many years was a Sunday school superintendent. As a young man, he was for some time a teacher in the public schools. After his years spent in the classroom, he worked the rest of his life as a carpenter and millwright.

      Elliot married Alice Jackson Senter on 24 Jul 1845 in Roan County, Tennessee. Elliot and Alice had eleven children; seven sons and four daughters. Two of his sons died in childhood. Elliot's wife, Alice, died 18 May 1897.

      He first came to Iowa from Tennessee with his family in November 1854. They came by ox-team, traveling the 1000 miles in six weeks. They made their home near Elliot's brother-in-law, William McPherron, two or three miles north of where Tabor now stands. They lived here for two years before returning to Tennessee.

      When the Civil War broke out, Elliot owned and operated a large foundry in Kingston, the county seat of Roan County, Tennessee. Elliot did not support Tennessee's decision to secede from the Union. Because he supported the Union, the Rebels destroyed his foundry. He then moved to the country and engaged in farming, but his crops were destroyed by Confederate troops. Elliot enlisted in the Federal army and was blacksmith and wheelwright, shoeing the horses and mules, and keeping the artillery and munition trains in repair. He was taken prisoner, and only escaped by the intervention of relatives, who were themselves Confederates.

      Elliot and his family returned to Mills County, Iowa, in 1875. He farmed near Tabor, and moved to the town of Malvern about 1889.

      Elliot lived a healthy life until three years prior to his death. He died in 1912 at the age of 92 years 18 days.
    Buried Malvern Cemetery, Malvern, Mills County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3664  Root Tree
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2017 

    Father Henry Graves,   b. 21 May 1788, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Feb 1870, Union County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Ann Grills,   b. 01 Feb 1792, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1850, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1814  Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Jackson Senter,   b. @1825, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1897  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1845  Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Valentine S Graves,   b. @1847, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Tandy Graves,   b. 1850, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Marquis D Graves,   b. 10 Jan 1864, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1946  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2017 07:01:28 
    Family ID F1301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Elliot Reed Graves
    Elliot Reed Graves
    E.R. GRAVES
    FEB. 22, 1820
    MAR. 10, 1912
    GRAVES
    Plot: Section 6 Lot 487

    Census
    1850 Census
Roane County, Tennessee
Jefferson Monroe Graves
    1850 Census Roane County, Tennessee Jefferson Monroe Graves