William Willard Graves

William Willard Graves

Male 1818 - 1895  (76 years)

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  • Name William Willard Graves 
    Born 19 Jul 1818  Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Apr 1895  Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • OBITUARY
      WILLIAM WILLARD GRAVES

      William W. Graves, deceased was born in Knox County, East Tennessee, July 19, 1818, was married to Mahala P. Graves, October 2nd. 1837, she being born in the same county and state , September 22, 1821. They, with six children, moved by wagon to Mills County, Ia., in the autumn of 1852. They arrived at Elmwood December 2nd, 1852. From Elmwood they moved to Missouri September, 1858, thence to Plattsmouth in the spring of 1863. He resided in Nebraska since that date until the time of his death--April 6, 1895. The deceased has always been esteemed a worthy citizen wherever he has lived. He and his wife joined the Baptist Church in 1844, lived in that faith until they came west. Churches being scarce in those days, they did not attach themselves to any church until 1872, when he joined the Christian Church in which he has lived a faithful life ever since and died in the triumphs of a living faith. He called the ten living children to his bed instantly before he departed, and gave them good advice. After living a married life fifty-eight years, he dies leaving his wife and ten children- two preceded him to the better world. The following are the names, residence and ages of the children: Mrs. Harriett E. Miller, Glenwood Ia. Born in Tennessee November 22, 1838; Alex H . Graves, Rock Bluffs, Neb. Born in Tennessee November 26, 1840; Infant son, Born and died in 1842; Calvin M. Graves, Plattsmouth, Neb. Born in Kentucky August 7, 1844; Orlena I. Graves died December 19, 1865. Born in Tennessee August 2, 1846; Elbert L. Graves, Rock Bluffs, Neb. Born in Tennessee June 22, 1848; Andrew J. Graves, Plattsmouth, Neb. Born in Tennessee Jul y 19, 1850; Julian D. Graves, Alvin Tex. Born in Iowa December 5, 1852; Mary E. Byers, Rock Bluffs, Neb. Born in Iowa August 15, 1855; Alvin S. Graves, Cedar Creek, Neb. Born in Iowa September 15, 1858; Elen O. Lacy, Omaha, Neb. Born in Iowa, February 19, 1860; Charles L. Graves , Union, Neb. Born in Iowa November 23, 1861. The funeral of William Graves will be preached at the Rock Bluffs' M.E. Church next Sunday, April 28, at 2:30 o'clock. The wife an d children desire to here tender their sincere thanks to the friends that so kindly helped during the illness and burial of our dearly beloved husband and father. MAHALA. GRAVES, HARRIET T E. MILLER, A.H. GRAVES, C.M. GRAVES, C.L. GRAVES, A.J. GRAVES, J.D. GRAVES, MARY BYERS, A.S . GRAVES, E.O. LACY AND C.L. GRAVES.
    Buried Rock Bluff Cemetery, Union, Cass County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5062  Root Tree
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2017 

    Father David Graves,   b. 1790,   d. 23 Aug 1846, Marian, Crittenden County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Mary Holloway,   b. 1795, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1869, Union County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1817  Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mahala Pearl Graves,   b. 23 Sep 1821, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1919, Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1837  Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Harriett Emily Graves,   b. 22 Nov 1838, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1926, Glenwood, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Julian D Graves,   b. 15 Dec 1852, Wills County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F1753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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