Descendants of John "Raccoon" Miller



1-John "Raccoon" Miller, son of John Miller , was born 1747 in Newberry County, South Carolina, died 25 Aug 1832 in Knox County, Tennessee at age 85, and was buried in Maynardville, Union County, Tennessee.

General Notes: Sometime before his death, Alfred Miller, son of Jacob and Lucinda Sharp Miller, and grand son of John "Raccoon" and Eve Weidner (Whitner) Miller, wrote a history of the Miller famil y for the benefit of his own family and this compiler is using this as a basis for the histor y of the "Raccoon" Miller family.

Some of the descendants of "Raccoon" Miller believe that he was born about 1749, and accor ding to his grandson, Alfred Miller, he came from Newberry County, South Carolina, and was on e of 4 children, the other 3 being girls. It has been said that Rebecca, wife of pioneer Jame s Rice, who came from South Carolina and settled in Anderson County, Tenn., before 1800, ma y have been a sister of "Raccoon" Miller. To the best of this compiler's knowledge, this poin t has never been proved.

Alfred Miller stated that "Raccoon" married a German girl named Eve Weidner (b. Jan. 31, 1 751; d. Aug. 12, 1853, at the age of 102 years), and settled first in what was Hawkins County , Tenn. He was called "Raccoon" in order to distinguish him from another John Miller, no rela tion, living in what later became Knox County. That "Raccoon" did settle in Hawkins County i s evidence by the following records furnished by W.H. Thomas (now deceased), of Athens, Tenn.

From the Knoxville Gazette, June 16, 1792:

"Capt. John Miller of Hawkins County last year made the first attempt ever heard of in thi s territory of raising the silkworm. From a small stock he raised nearly five million worms a nd during the first year of the project they produced 20 pounds of raw silk."

Records indicate that "Raccoon" Miller was in what is now Hawkins County as early as 1777.

Knox County, Tenn., was formed in 1792 from parts of Hawkins and Greene Counties. Judgin g from the above record, John and Eve Miller sold their property on Possum Creek, Hawkins Cou nty, in 1793 and settled in that part of Knox County which later became known as "Raccoon Val ley".

The following information was copied from a letter from the Veterans Administration, Washi ngton D.C., dated July 16, 1936, to a descendant with regard to the military service (R-7187 ) of John "Raccoon" Miller in the Revolutionary War and is on file at the DAR Library in Wash ington D.C.

The date and place of birth of John Miller and names of his parents are not known. He die d Aug 25, 1832, in Knox County, Tenn.,, at the age of 85 and for the last 40 years a citize n of Knox County.

John Miller married sometime in 1776 (Note: From the application of a descendant of John M iller who became a member of the DAR, it was learned that the marriage date of John Miller t o Eve Whitener was Mar. 1, 1776, in Sullivan County and that Eve Whitener was born Jan. 31, 1 751), The date and place of birth and names of her parents are not shown.

"Raccoon" Miller was a captain in the Indian Wars. While away on a campaign, he left his w ife at home with three small children. A female dog, obviously scenting trouble, brought he r puppies from the barn (straw stack) to the house. She barked toward the hill where they lea rned later that Indians lurked in ambush. That night Lucy (Eve) Miller barred the door and fi xed the guns. When the Indians attacked the house, the dog attacked them, dragging one unde r the house. The Indians fled and were later tracked to the Clinch River by a trail of blood.

"Raccoon" Miller sold the present site of Middlesboro, Kentucky, for a jug of corn whiskey ."

Shannon Anderson et al owned land 6 miles north of Knoxville on the Knoxville-Tazewell Pik e, a tract of over 1,000 acres. He traded this to Raccoon Miller for a rifle, a rooster an d a bull.

Raccoon Miller was a mason, a member of the Rogersville Lodge. He was a farmer, a stock tr ader and hunter. He was about 6 feet tall, medium build, had red hair, blue eyes and a flori d complexion. He had considerable reputation as a fighter, and loved a scuffle.

Raccoon ordered a clock from England at a cost of $125. It was 9 feet tall and is now in C hattanooga in the possession of descendants of Fulton Miller.

The following is from the pension records, National Archives, Washington D.C.: Miller, John

R 7187

Parents: Names not mentioned. Birth date and place not shown. Family: Veteran married Eva Whi tener in 1776

The day and month of year and place of their marriage are not shown. In 1851, Eva Miller , widow of the veteran, was residing in Knox County, Tennessee, at which time she stated tha t she was "aged one hundred years and six months." Reference is made in 1852 to Polly, oldes t child of the veteran, who, if then living, would have been 69 years of age. The date of dea th is not shown. The following named children were then living:

Lewis Miller, Jacob Miller, Isaac Miller, Nancy Loy, Elizabeth Graves, and Rachel Cox (Joh n Miller, Jr., the oldest son, died in 1843). All of the children except Isaac were living i n either Knox or Anderson County, Tennessee.

In 1851, one Jacob Miller, a resident of Knox County, Tennessee, stated that he had been a cquainted with the veteran and his widow, Eva Miller; his relationship to the veteran was no t given. In 1852 one Lewis Miller was about 55 years of age and was a resident of Anderson Co unty, Tennessee. The record shows that Eva Miller died August 2, 1853.

When the veteran's widow, Eva Miller, applied for a pension, she stated that the veteran s erved as Captain with Virginia troops under Colonel Joseph Martin. The date and place of enli stment were not given. No pension was granted the widow, Eva Miller. The writer believes tha t John Miller lived in Washington County, Virginia, at the time of his Revolutionary War serv ice.

From Summer's southwest Virginia:

Lewis Whitener (Ludwig Weidner) served in Christian's Campaign against the Cherokee Indian s in 1776, page 240.

John Miller, a Revolutionary War Soldier, served in Washington County, Virginia Militia, 1 776-1783, from the same book, page 862.

Information from W.H. Thomas of Athens, Tennessee:

Among the signers of a petition from Washington County, Virginia, November 6th, 1777, prot esting the location of the courthouse were John Miller...at that date, Carters Valley was tho ught to be a part of Virginia.

From John Carter's Entry Books:

"16 Oct. 1779: to surveyor of Sullivan county, lay off for Peter Morrison 200 acres on wat ers of Possum Creek, joining Lewis Whitener...

"Sullivan County, N.C., on N. side of Holston River in Carter's Valley adjoining Lewis Wid ener.

"Sullivan County, N.C., Grant # 261, November 10, 1784, John Miller 150 in Sullivan County , North Carolina, on the waters of Possum Creek.

"Sullivan County, N.C., Grant # 355, November 10, 1784, to Lewis Widener on Possum Creek a djoining John Miller.

"Sullivan County, North Carolina, Grant # 479, July 10, 1788, to Lewis Whitener, 300 acre s in Sullivan County, in Stanley's Valley above Stanleytown upon the Cedar Bank, the water o f Possum Creek.

From page 117, East Tennessee Historical Society's Publications, No. 32, 1960:

"Hawkins County, the sixth in order of creation in Tennessee, was created January 6, 1787 , out of Sullivan County by an act of the North Carolina general assembly. Sullivan County ha d been formed in 1779 from Washington County.

"Hawkins County was organized at the house of Thomas Gibbons on June 4, 1787, about six mi les from the present county seat, Rogersville. The following officials were elected: John Hun t, Sheriff; Thomas Hutchings, Clerk; William Marshall, register; Joseph McCullah, surveyor; a nd Nathaniel Henderson, coroner. In the founding act commissioners named to locate a place fo r the courthouse and prison were: Lewis Widener, John Miller, Hutson Johnson, Francis Doherty , Joseph Cloud, William Reid, and John Carns. They reported and recommended that the courthou se, prison, and stocks be built at "Joseph Rogers" on Crockett Creek. This became the town o f Rogersville, incorporated by the North Carolina general assembly on December 22, 1789.

Ludwig Weidner, "Lewis Whitener," was the father-in-law of John Miller.

From the Hawkins County Court records book 2, page 70:

John Miller to John Weaver April 1, 1793.

This indenture - made this 4th day of March, 1793 between John Miller of Hawkins County, U nited States Territory South of the Ohio River of the first part and John Weaver of Hawkins C ounty of the Territory of the the United States South of the Ohio River of the other part, wi tnessed and sd, John Miller for and in consideration of...200 pounds to him in hand paid th e receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath by these presents doth grant, bargain et...unt o John Weaver his heirs...in a tract of land containing 150 acres more or less lying and bein g in Hawkins County on the waters of Possum Creek. Beginning....

Witnesses: Peter Monre John Miller Robert Mille r Eva Miller M. Armstrong

Since John Miller's wife, Eva, was a daughter of Lewis Whitener (Ludwig Weidner), it may n ot be out of order to enter some notes about this German immigrant. Ludwig Weidner is beli eved to have been born in Germany about 1725. He arrived in Pennsylvania Colony in 1747. Th e following was taken from Pennsylvania German Pioneers, by Strossburger Hink, Vol 1, page 36 4: "(list 112C) at the courthouse at Philadelphia, August 1747. "Present: The Honorabl e Anthony Palmer, Esq., President Thomas Hopkins, Esquire. "The foreigners whose names ar e underwritten imported in the 'Bilander Vermont' from Rotterdam and last from Lieth in Scotl and. Thomas Ricks, Master, did this day take the following oaths to the Government." Ludwi g Weidner was one of the 112 person listed. No other person by this name could be found in th e set of books consisting of three volumes. Bilander means a sailing ship having two masts. T he writer does not know where or whom Ludwig married. He married in the Colonies, for no othe r Weidner was among the persons who arrived on the ship. Ludwig Weidner "Lewis Whitener" d ied in Grainger County, Tennessee, in the vicinity of the present (1962) Luttrell, Union Coun ty. John Sawyers, a Revolutionary War veteran who lived in Knox County, Tennessee, near the p resent Coryton, was executor of his will. (see notes of Lewis Widener)

"Helen Topping Miller jotted down recollections of her relative Alfred Miller, grandson o f Capt. John Miller. In these notes she says that the father of "Raccoon" John Miller was a J ohn Miller who came from Britain to Newberry County, S.C. that the first John Miller was kill ed in the "Mecklenburg uprising." I surmise that he was among the Regulators of Herman Husban d and Ninian Bell Hableton on May 16, 1771, and was slain at Alamance. Captain Miller settle d some two or three miles down Raccoon Valley below Maynardville and Alexander Hambleton sett led two miles above Maynardville in the same valley, and Jacob Cox settled about six miles be low John Miller at Holmack's Station or Bull Run Blockhouse, the fort being near the plantati on of the late Haywood Stanley. The D.A.R. desire to mark the site of Holmack's Station, bu t I am of little help in identifying the exact site.

From the Knox County, Tennessee, Register of Deeds Office:

"To John Miller from Stockley Donaldson 1000 acres 500 pounds February 17, 1794," W.D. Boo k A-1, page 214. This land was in Raccoon Valley, and the description named no adjoining lan d owner. On May 22, 1797, John Miller bought 600 acres on Raccoon Creek from Stockley Donalds on, W.D. Book C2 VI, page 162. This made 1600 acres that John Miller owned in Knox County bef ore 1800.

John Miller paid taxes on 1076 acres of land in Knox County in 1806 He did not pay a pol l tax, but paid three black polls. This may be verified by examining page 84, East Tennesse e Historical Publication, No. 26, 1954.

John Miller was commissioned captain of Knox County, Tennessee, Militia by Governor John S evier, October 10, 1796, John Sevier Journal, page 29.

Anderson County, Tennessee, Court Minutes, 1801-1809: Tuesday June 15, 1802

Ordered that the following persons are appointed a jury of view to lay off a road from an d near the Block House on the road leading up the big Valley by Captain John Miller the neare st and best way to Clouds Ford on Clinch River, thence across the river to where it will inte rsect the road from Knoxville across Clinch River Near to Grantsborough into Powells Valley . Grantsborough and the roads are shown on the 1832 map of Tennessee.

A copy of the will of John "Raccoon" Miller follows:

OCTOBER SESSIONS 1832
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN MILLER

I, John Miller of Raccoon Valley County of Knox and State of Tennessee hereby make my las t will and testament in the manner and form following that is to say--

1st That out of my money if on hand, if none there be so much of my perishable estate as ma y answer, be sold as will pay all my just debts and funeral expenses should the within be req uired; but no more, than will be required to pay as stipulated whatsoever it be.

2nd To my son John Miller I give and bequeath the tract of land exchanged with my son, Isaa c Miller containing one hundred and fifty acres, I also give him one hundred and fifty acre s more, adjoining the same with the privilege of the Raccoon Spring, also a piece of land whi ch he sold to Iontons Rutherford the quantity of acres not ascertained. Likewise one negro bo y named Cain, which he has sold. One negro woman named Lydia and negro boy named Lias which h e has now in possession.

3rd To my daughter Nancy Loy now in her possession four Negroes, namely Row, Alexander, Rache l and Kipsey, and after my decease one negro man named Joseph, without I see cause to give hi m up before.

4th To my son Isaac Miller, I give and bequeath all the lands now in his possession the quant ity not know, also at my decease one negro woman, named Lea and one negro boy named Tony, an d the above named Lee and Toney he has sold.

5th To my son Lewis Miller, I give and bequeath the tract of land purchased of Masingale, con taining two hundred acres, also a small tract of land he purchased of his brother John Mille r adjoining of the same, also a tract of land adjoining the land of Isaac Miller where he no w lives unto the dividing line between me and John Loy, also two Negroes now in his possessio n name Tony and Sarah, and at my decease one negro boy named Frank and the set of Blacksmit h tools.

6th To my son, Jacob Miller I give and bequeath after my decease the tract of land I now liv e on containing six hundred acres, likewise on tract of land containing one hundred and thirt y acres, seven Negroes namely Phil, Poll, Edy, Mary, Matt, Alexander, Anacce now in his posse ssion, likewise at my decease, all the houshold and kitchen furniture, Viz, one clock one cup board one table, one bedstead bed and furniture and one wagon and hind gears for care on acco unt of his maintaining his mother, decently during her life time or widowhood.

7th To my daughter Elizabeth Graves I give and bequeath three hundred acres of land now in h er possession also five Negroes namely Morice, Mary George Nicholas and Malinda which she ha s in her possession, also at my decease one negro boy named named George to her and her bodil y heirs forever and all their future increase.

8th To my daughter, Rachel Cox, I give and bequeath two hundred and seventy acres of land no w in her possession also three Negroes now in her possession named Hannah, Malinda and Emil y and further at my decease, I give and bequeath to her one negro named Author.

9th To my beloved wife I bequeath one negro girl named Lucy, to attend and wait on her durin g her life or widowhood, and at her decease the price of said negro to be equally divided amo ng my above named children.

10th And further will that one negro girl named Ibby be equally divided among the above name d children.

11th It is my desire further in addition to the other bequest the stock after my decease of e very kind whatsoever namely Horses, Mules, Cows, Hogs and Sheep and one still be equally divi ded among my children, or to be sold and proceeds thereof - equally divided among the above n amed children, but should my beloved wife think it necessary and she first to be counted befo re such division. She shall have two cows some hogs and sheep with one mare bridle and saddl e for her sole use if she requires the same.

12th And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend Isaac Miller and Lewis Miller e xecutors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other and former wills or te staments heretofore made.

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed my seal this 29th day of October 182 9.

John Miller, Sen. (seal) Signed sealed publishe d and declared) for the last will and testament ) William McPherson of the above named John M iller in ) Parnack George presence of us the date above. ) Jacob Loy _________________ _____________________________________________________ __

Affidavit of Lewis Miller, dated Sept. 2, 1852, of Anderson County, Tenn.,that he was we ll acquainted with Eva Miller of Knox County and was well acqainted with her husband for 20 y ears before his death Aug. 25, 1832; that the said John Miller, dec., had and kept during hi s life a family record in his large Bible and the affiant has often seen the said record an d said record was in the handwriting of Barthy Rainey. According to the record, the birth o f their oldest child, whose name was Polly, if she was now living would be 69 years old (b. 1 783). The Bible was sold at the sale of said John Miller's property after his death and purch ased by one Harmon Condry, who has since removed from this county and carried with him said B ible and record to parts unknown to this affiant. That for 50 years past John Miller was reco gnized and known as a Captain. Had heard John Miller say he had served in the Revolution a s a Captain and after the Act of Congress of Jun 7, 1832, this affiant was at said John Mille r's and heard him say that he was entitled to a pension under said law and that he was goin g to Knoxville to employ counsel to procure said pension for him; he further stated that sai d Miller told him he had found his discharge and saw said Miller have a paper in his hand tha t the said Miller said was his discharge. He further stated that said Miller went to Knoxvill e and shortly after his return was taken down sick and died in a short time without filing an y declaration and affiant does not know what became of said military discharge but suppose h e left it with his counsel. Affiant further stated that he had made diligent search through s aid Miller's old papers for said discharge but could not find it. /s/ Lewis Miller Don & Scharmal Conley took photo of the tombstone of John "Raccoon" Miller in Ousley Cemeter y, Maynardville, Union County, Tennessee in 1996. There are 2 markers on his grave which read : (1) John (Raccoon) Miller, Born 1747, died Aug 25, 1832. (2) John Miller, North Carolina, S gt Porters Co NC Reg, Revolutionary War 1747-1832.

Noted events in his life were:

• Military: Between 1776 and 1783, Revolutionary War.

• He worked as a farmer, stocktrader and hunter.

• He was described as 6ft, med build, red hair, blue eyes and floried complexion.

• He resided at Hawkins County, Tennessee between 1777 and 1792.

• He resided at Knox County, Tennessee between 1793 and 1832.

John married Eva Weidner , daughter of Ludwig Weidner and Barbery ____________ , 1 Mar 1776 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. Eva was born 31 Jan 1751 in Virginia and died 12 Aug 1853 in Union County, Tennessee at age 102. They had eight children: John, Polly, Rachel, Jacob, Elizabeth, Nancy, Isaac , and Lewis .

2-John Miller Jr was born 1786, died Jan 1843 in Raccoon Valley, Union County, Tennessee at age 57, and was buried in Maynardville, Union County, Tennessee.

General Notes: Raccoon Valley was part of Knox county and now is part of Union county, Tennessee.

John Miller Jr, born 1786, North Carolina or Virginia, died January 1843, Raccoon Valley, (No w in Union County), Knox county Tennessee. Application of Pleasant M. Miller, oldest son, t o administer the estate was heard on the first Monday in February, 1843. John Miller Jr, marr ied Nellie Ellender Davis, born 1790, died after 1860, Knox County, Tennessee, May 14, 1807.

FEBRUARY SESSION 1843 JOHN MILLER

On motion of Pleasant M. Miller and Isaac Bayless Administration is awarded to them on th e estate of John Miller deceased whereupon the said Pleasant M. Miller & Isaac Bayless was du ly qualified as such and entered into bond with Jacob Miller sen. & Christian Ousley as thei r security conditioned as the law directed. Whereupon letters of Administration was awarded a nd issued in the words & figures following viz: Greeting..Whereas it hath been represente d unto us in our County Court held for the County of Knox at the Courthouse in Knoxville on t he First Monday of February 1843, that John Miller late of said County had died intestate lea ving whilst living and at the time of his death goods and chattels and credits the ordering a nd granting administration whereof - Doth appertain unto us, and we being desirous the the sa id goods & chattels rights and credits may be well and faithfully administered do grant unt o you the said Pleasant M. Miller & Isaac Bayless full power by these presents well and trul y to collect and take into your possession all and singular the goods and chattels rights an d credits which were of said John Miller, deceased at the time of his death Wheresoever the s ame may be found hereby requiring you to make or cause to be made and returned into our sai d Court within ninety days a True and perfect Inventory of said goods and chattels, rights an d credits and also to render a true and clear account of said Administration when thereto req uired. Witness Moses M. Swan, Clerk of said Court at Office in Knoxville the 1st Monday o f February, 1843. Moses M. Swan, Clk. _______ _______________________________________________________________ __ _ MARCH SESSION 1843

JOHN MILLER

In obedience to an order of Knox County Court we the undersigned Commissioners after bein g first duly sworn have set apart the following property to-wit: 2 cows & calves, 2 bed & fur niture, 6 plaits, 1 dish, 1 basin, 1 pot, 1 oven, 1 spinning wheel, 1 pair cards, 1 choppin g ax, 10 barrels of corn, 1 plow, 1 hoe, 1 set gears, 1 iron wedge, 1 horse all the bacon sup posed to be 500 pounds, 75 bushels corn & the crop of wheat now growing all the fodder.

March the 3rd 1843. Parnick George Claibourne Jackson Wm. McPherson ______________________ ________________________________________________ ___

This list gives the names of the eleven living children of John Miller, Jr., son of John " Raccoon" Miller. Rachel (Miller) Ousley, another daughter died before the date of this convey ance From Pleasant M. Miller et al to Frederick W. Miller 123 acres Raccoon Creek; March 2 2, 1851; Book R2, pg 396, Knox County, Tennessee, Registar of Deeds Office. This indentur e made and entered into this March 22, 1851, between Pleasant M. Miller, Lucy Irwin, formerl y Lucy Miller and George Irwin, Nathanel Irwin and Betsy Irwin, formerly Betsy Miller, Gavi n Miller, Rufus Miller, Isaac Miller, and Jacob Miller, Eli Sharp, Cynthia Sharp, formerly Cy nthia Miller, of the first part, and Frederick W. Miller of the other part: Witnessed that w e of the first part for and in consideration of $450 cash...The first tract being in Raccoo n Valley and bounded as follows...123 acres more or less and being the same land granted t o Joseph McCall and conveyed to him by Stockley Donaldson and Joseph White from said White t o John Hubbs, from Hubbs to Travis George, from George's heirs to John Greer, from John Gree r to Wm. Sharp and from said Sharp to John Miller's heirs. The other tract adjoining the abov e tract and adjoining the above tract and adjoining to branch known as Hubbs spring branch... 50 acres more or less. Witnessed: Jacob Loy Lucy Irwin (mark x ) Alfred Miller (mark x) Jacob Miller Enock Branson Eli Shar p (mark x) Jessie Wilson (mark x) Cynthia Sharp (mark x) Frederick W. Miller Gavin Mill er Pleasant M. Miller Rufus Miller Nathaniel Erwin (mark x) Isaac Mille r Elizabeth Irwin (mark x) John Miller George Irwin (mark x) William Sh arp

William Sharp to Pleasant Miller and others, W.D. Book H, Vol. W, page 64, Knox County, Te nnessee, Register's Office.

This indenture...between William Sharp of Claiborne County...and Pleasant Miller, Lucy Irw in formerly Lucy Miller, Betsy Irwin formerly Betsy Miller, Isaac Miller, John Miller, Gavi n Miller, Jacob Miller, Cynthia Sharp formerly Cynthia Miller, Rufus Miller, Frederick Miller , Alfred Miller, Gavin Ousley, and Cynthia Ousley heirs of Rachel Ousley deceased formerly Ra chel Miller heirs and distributees of John Miller deceased late of the county of Knox and sta te of Tennessee of the second part. Witnessed that the said Wm. Sharp for $299.85 cash paid t o him by said John Miller deceased during his life time and for the further consideration o f $163.00 to the said Wm. Sharp in hand paid by Isaac Bayless, Pleasant M. Miller administrat ors of the estate of the said John Miller deceased being the amount due for the said land t o the said Sharp at the decease of the said John Miller the receipt whereof is whereof is her eby acknowledged doth this day convey alien and confirm unto the said heirs of the said Joh n Miller deceased above mentioned and their heirs and assigns in compliance with a bond execu ted to the said John Miller on the 7th day of May 1842 these following described tracts of la nd lying and being in the county of Knox and state of Tennessee. Viz. the first tract situate d in Raccoon Valley and bounded as follows: beginning on a small hickory and forked Spanish O ak, thence with a conditioned line north N. 5' E., 133 poles to a stake; thence N. 45' W. t o the beginning, containing 123 acres. Second tract: Lying and joining the above described tr act, beginning on a branch on south side of Raccoon Creek; Thence N. 45'W. 100 poles...; then ce S. 45' E., 128 poles to a maple in a branch; thence dows said branch S. 35' E., 84 poles t o a maple on Hubb's Spring branch; thence S. 45' E. to a stake on Donaldson's open back line ; thence a direct line to beginning containing 50 acres.

William Sharp (seal)

Pleasant M. Miller, son of John Miller Jr., born 1808, Knox County, Tennessee; died afte r October 14, 1872, Union County, Tennessee; married Ruth Draper, daughter of Thomas Draper , born 1811, Henry County, Virginia, on September 17, 1828, Knox County, Tennessee. Ruth Mill er died before August 1, 1877, Union county, Tennessee. John Miller Jr, son of John "Raccoon " Miller is buried in Ousley Cemetery in Maynardville, Union County, Tennessee. Don & Scharma l took photo of tombstone in 1996.

John married Nellie Ellender Davis , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 14 May 1807 in Knox County, Tennessee. Nellie was born 1790 and died after 1860. They had 12 children: Pleasant, Living, Living, Living, Living, Living, Living, Living, Frederick W, Living, John , and Alfred .

3-Pleasant Miller .

Pleasant married Ruth Draper , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 17 Sep 1828 in Knox County, Tennessee. Ruth was born 1811 in Henry County, Virginia and died about 1 Aug 1877 in Union County, Tennessee about age 66. They had nine children: Living, Living, Living, Living, Living, Living, Living, Living , and Living .

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3-Frederick W Miller was born 1826 in Tennessee.

3-Living

3-John Miller was born 1830 in Tennessee.

3-Alfred Miller was born 1833 in Tennessee.

2-Polly Miller was born 1782 in Virginia and died 1829 in Knox County, Tennessee at age 47.

General Notes: Polly Miller, is said to have been born in 1782, Virginia, died Knox County, Tennessee, a fe w years before 1829, the date of John Miller's will. She married John Loy. After her death, J ohn Loy married he sister Nancy Miller.

Polly married John Loy , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. They had two children: Nancy Washel and Isaac .

3-Nancy Washel Loy was born 1826 in Tennessee.

3-Isaac Loy was born 1828 in Tennessee.

2-Rachel Miller was born 4 Dec 1798.

Rachel married Whitner Cox , son of Jacob Cox and Mary Weidner , 19 Dec 1822 in Knox County, Tennessee.

2-Jacob Miller was born 1 Apr 1799.

General Notes: Jacob Miller was said to be a twin to Elizabeth Miller.

Jacob, son of Raccoon Miller, married 1st to Lucinda Sharp, daughter of Station Bill, an d after her death about 1842, Jacob married Catherine Davis on 6 Dec 1843. (Knox County, Tenn essee, marriage records) Jacob had the following children by Lucinda Sharp: William, Elizabet h, Martha, Alfred and a daughter named Nancy, born 14 Oct 1830; died 13 Oct 1866; married 1 2 Sept 1850 to John Calhoun Buckner. They are also said to have had a daughter named Louisa J ane, born 12 Sept 1825, who married Christian Ousley, born 5 Oct 1816; died 22 Dec 1867, whos e first wife was Rachel Miller, to whom he was married 22 Dec 1836. The children of Jacob an d Catherine Davis Miller were Fulton, Preston. (1850 Knox County census)

Jacob married Lucinda Sharp , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. Lucinda died about 1842. They had five children: Living, Living, Living, Living , and Nancy .

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3-Living

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3-Nancy Miller was born 14 Oct 1830 and died 13 Oct 1866 at age 35.

Nancy married John Calhoun Buckner , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 12 Sep 1850.

Jacob next married Catherine Davis , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

2-Elizabeth Miller was born 9 Apr 1799 in Tennessee, died 15 Oct 1870 in Jersey County, Illinois at age 71, and was buried in Greene County, Illinois.

General Notes: Elizabeth Miller is said to have been a twin of Jacob Miller.

Noted events in her life were:

• She appeared on the census 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee.

Elizabeth married Henry Graves , son of Daniel Graves and Sophia Clapp , 15 Jul 1819 in Knox County, Tennessee. Henry was born 2 Sep 1796 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, died 29 Nov 1876 in Jersey County, Illinois at age 80, and was buried in Greene County, Illinois. They had 13 children: Mahala Pearl, Eve, Andrew J, Lavina, Emmanuel Miller, Sarah J, Parlee, Elena, Angeline, Rachel, David, Achilles Hamilton , and James .

Noted events in his life were:

• He appeared on the census 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee.

3-Mahala Pearl Graves was born 24 Sep 1821 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, died 27 Aug 1919 in Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska at age 97, and was buried 29 Aug 1919 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Conley's have a picture of Mahala Pearl Graves and on the back it says she is the mother of 1 1 children, 7 now living, 57 grandchildren, 40 now living, 37 great grandchildren, 36 now liv ing, 3 great great grandchildren, 2 now living. (picture was taken in 1915)

Conley's have Death Certificate of Mahala Pearl Graves and it says her father was Henry Grave s, that she was born in Tennessee, her father born in Virginia (census says he was born in Te nnessee), Her mother's birth place unknown. She died of Pluro Pneumonia and face cancer. Th e informant on the death certificate is J. D. Graves.

Note that Mahala Pearl Graves has the same maiden name as her husband. They are lst cousins , 1 generation removed.


Obituary
Plattsmouth Weekly Journal
September 1, 1919

DEATH OF AN AGED CASS COUNTY LADY

From Thursday's daily. - Last evening at the home of J.D. Graves, at Peru, Nebraska, occurre d the death of Mrs. Mahala P. Graves or "Grandma" Graves, as she was better known to the ol d neighbors and friends in Cass County. This venerable lady whose years of life lacked but tw o brief years of a full century, is one of the last of the pioneers who assisted in making th is community what it is today, as she with her husband came here at a very early day and by h ard work and perseverance made a home for the family along the bluffs of the mighty Missour i near the old town of Rock Bluffs, and the old homestead still stands as a monument to the w orthy pioneer couple the last of whom has now answered the summons of the Master to her las t long rest.
In the past few years Mrs. Graves has been failing in health and has made her home wit h her son, J.D. Graves at Peru, and just a short time ago enjoyed the privilege of having th e children gather with her in what destined to be the last reunion of the family upon earth.
Mrs Mahala P. Graves was born in Knox County, East Tennessee, September 24, 1821, and w as married in that state to William W. Graves on October 2, 1837. Mr. and Mrs. Graves remove d from Tennessee to Iowa in 1852, pre-empting a quarter section of land three miles east of G lenwood. Here the family resided until 1864, when they moved to the new state of Nebraska, an d settled near the then flourishing town of Rock Bluffs. Here they saw the community in whic h they lived pass from a flourishing community of several hundred population to a mere collec tion of empty stores, as monuments of past granduer; the country which at the time of their c oming was but scarcely known aside from the few settlements along the river grow into one o f the greatest agricultural empires of the world. It was given this venerable lady to see thr ee times the nation take up the gage of battle and two of these conflicts were the greatest t hat the world has ever known, the great strive of state against nation and of the greatest re public of the world against the greatest empire of the world.
It is wonderful to contemplate the changes that this worthy lady has seen develop durin g her years of life and fitting that as the peace long prayed for came to the world her spiri t should pass on giving her the peace and calm that comes at the close of her life. The Grave s family resided at Rock Bluffs up until a few years ago and there on October 6, 1895, the hu sband and father was called home to rest. Since the death of the husband, Mrs Graves has resi ded with the children. Twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Graves as follows: A.J. Grav es. deceased; J.D. Graves, Peru, Neb., Mrs Harriett Miller, Glenwood, Ia., A.N. Graves, Murra y, Neb., C.M. Graves and E.L. Graves, North Yakima, Washington, Mary E. Burnett, Rock Bluffs ; A.S. Graves, Brooklyn, N.Y., Charles L. Graves, Union, Nebraska, Mrs. Ellen O. Lacy, Omaha , deceased, one child died in infancy and Orlena Graves died in Cass County in 1865, aged 1 9 years. Funeral announcement of this venerable pioneer will be made later.

General index of deed, bk 3, Cass County Courthouse, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, lists: Mahala Gra ves (etal), April 2, 1895, bk 37, pg 157.

Noted events in her life were:

• She appeared on the census 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee.

Mahala married William Willard Graves , son of David Graves and Mary Holloway "Polly" , 3 Oct 1837 in Knox County, Tennessee. William was born 19 Jul 1818 in Knox County, Tennessee, died 6 Apr 1895 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska at age 76, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska. They had 12 children: Harriet Emily, Alexander C.K. Howard, (Infant), Calvin Mc Henry, Orlina Ellen, Elbert Lossen, Andrew Jackson, Julian David, Mary Elizabeth, Alvin Sherad, Ellen Olivia , and Charles Luther .

Noted events in his life were:

• He worked as a Brickmason and Farmer.

• He resided at In Iowa 1854.

• He resided at in Missouri 1855.

• He resided at in Iowa 1858.

• He resided at in Nebraska 1860.

• He resided at in Missouri 1867.

• He resided at in Nebraska 1869.

• He appeared on the census 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee.

4-Harriet Emily Graves was born 22 Nov 1838 in Knox County, Tennessee, died 9 Mar 1926 in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa at age 87, and was buried in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa.

General Notes:



OBITUARY

MRS. MILLER DIES SUDDENLY Mrs. Harriet Miller, aged 87 Falls Asleep i n Rocker at Her Home. Funeral Service Were Held This Thursday Morning.

Mrs. Harriet E. Miller

The death angel quietly stole over the threshold and claimed the spirit of Mrs. Harrie t Miller, aged pioneer as she sat in her rocker in the family home east of Glenwood Tuesday m orning. Mrs Miller who was in her 87th year had been enjoying usual good health and the new s of her death came as a shock to her many friends. Her daughter, Etta and Pearl with whom sh e made her home on the family homestead where they have lived so long were busy about the hou sehold duties. Their mother arose late, as was her custom, remarking however that her breakfa st did not taste as good as usual and after eating but little returned to her rocker in the l iving room in which she fell asleep to awaken no more in this mortal sphere
Mrs. Miller was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Graves and was born in Kn ox County, Tennessee, November 22, 1838. She was the oldest of eleven children, two sisters a nd one brother having preceded her in death and six brothers and one sister survive her. Sh e came here with her family from Tennessee in 1852. She was united in marriage with Joseph M . Miller November 14, 1861 and suffered all the pangs of a wife whose husband was exposed t o shot and shell while battling for his cause in the great Civil War. There was born to her t hree sons and two daughters, the sons dying in infancy. Mrs. Miller united with the Meth odist church in her young womanhood and remained a faithful member till her death. As a wife , mother and friend there were none more devoted than she. Her time was given completely to h er family affairs rather than to public matter as she found her greatest enjoyment in the ser vice she rendered for her loved ones within her family circle. Hers was a long useful life wh ich came as beautifully and peacefully to the end of its earthly day as do the shades of twil ight fade gradually from the glow of crimson and gold to the somber hues of dusk. Such live s remind us that beyond the night there in the dawn of another day which we like to believe b rings with it reunion of broken family ties.
The sister Mary E. Burnett of Omaha and six brothers, A. H. Graves, Murray, Neb., C. M . Graves and E.L. Graves of Yakima, Wash., J.D. Graves, Peru, Neb., A.S. Graves, Washington a nd C.L. Graves, Union, Neb., together with her two daughters, Etta and Pearl are left to mour n her passing. Funeral services were held from the home at 10 O'Clock Thursday morning, her p astor, Rev. J.H. Freedline of the Glenwood M.E. Church officiating. The body was laid to res t in the Glenwood cemetery beside her husband and sons.(Source: Opinion-Tribune, March 11, 19 26.)

Noted events in her life were:

• She appeared on the census 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee.

Harriet married Joseph Madison Miller , son of Jesse Miller and Martha Layman , 14 Nov 1861 in Atchison County, Missouri. Joseph was born 16 Jun 1840 in Buchanan County, Missouri, died 16 Nov 1916 at age 76, and was buried in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa. They had five children: Marietta W, Ada Pearl, Joseph L, Charles H , and Living .

Noted events in his life were:

• Enlisted: 13 Aug 1862.

5-Marietta W Miller "Etta" was born 28 May 1875, died 24 Feb 1948 at age 72, and was buried in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa.

General Notes:
IOWA LADY DIES OF STROKE MONDAY

Miss Etta Miller, 75, resident of the vicinity of Glenwood & well known in this city, di ed Tuesday at the family home following a stroke Monday. She was a dau of the late Joe & Harr iet Miller, and since the death of the parents, has been making her home with her sister, Mis s Pearl Miller, on the old home farm. She was a niece of Judge C.L. Graves of this city an d a cousin of J.H. Graves of Plattsmouth. The funeral services will be held on Friday mornin g at 11 O'clock at the family home east of Glenwood with the interment at the Glenwood cemete ry. (newspaper and date unknown)

5-Ada Pearl Miller was born 8 Nov 1877, died 8 Apr 1965 at age 87, and was buried in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa.

General Notes: Located in the museum at Glenwood, Iowa is a framed certificate from the National Society o f the Daughter of the American Revolution, listing Pearl Miller as recording secretary, chart er members: Etta Miller & Pearl Miller.

5-Joseph L Miller "Jody" died 2 Apr 1864 and was buried in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa.

5-Charles H Miller "Charley" died 2 Sep 1872 and was buried in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa.

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4-Alexander C.K. Howard Graves was born 26 Nov 1840 in Knox County, Tennessee, died 22 Aug 1934 in Murray, Cass County, Nebraska at age 93, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: There is a tombstone in Young cemetery near Plattsmouth that reads: Grace Baxter 1888-1918 Er ected by A.H. Graves family. Dau of A.H. Graves

General index of deeds, Bk 3, Cass County Courthouse, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Lists: A. H. Gra ves, April 6, 1898, bk 34, pg 355. Also lists, Alexander Graves, Feb 16 1901, bk 38, pg 144.

Alexander married Arminda Jane Bomar , daughter of Joel Mann Bomar and Catherine Miller , 22 Jun 1865. Arminda was born 1 Jun 1848 in Little Rock, Marion County, Arkansas and died 24 Apr 1939 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska at age 90. They had eight children: Jennie, Edward, George W, Iva Pearl, James Howard, Sarah Ellen, Emma Harriet , and Edna Grace .

5-Jennie Graves was born 6 Aug 1866, died 24 Oct 1878 in Nebraska at age 12, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

5-Edward Graves was born 16 Aug 1871 in Bartlett, Fremont County, Iowa, died 13 Oct 1954 in Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska at age 83, and was buried 15 Oct 1954 in Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska.

General Notes:
OBITUARY

Edward Graves Funeral Friday in Peru, Nebr.

Edward Graves, son of Alex and Arminda Bomar Graves, was born August 16th, 1871, in Fremon t County, Iowa near the town of Bartlett. In 1889 he, with his parents, moved to a farm in Ca ss County near Plattsmouth, Nebraska. He was married to Nellie Marie Niday on Dec 14, 1904 . To this union six children were born. Five children survive their father. One son Eugene wa s killed in World War II on August 17, 1944. In 1922, Mr. Graves, together with his family , moved to Peru. Two years later Mrs. Graves passed away. Surviving are Louis and Geo of P eru; Theodore of Burke, Virginia; Mrs. Frank Actkins of Carpenteria, California; Mrs. Art New ell of Culver City, Calif,; also sixteen grandchildren; one brother Howard of Plattsmouth; tw o sisters, Mrs. Sadie Vallery of Omaha and Mrs. Bert Crawford of Sherwood, Oregon, besides ma ny relatives and a host of friends. He passed away as he had lived, trusting in the lovin g mercies of the "Good Shepherd of the Sheep" Funeral services were held Friday, October 1 5th at the Peru Christian Church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Lawrence Williams officiating. Pal lbearers were Everett Applegate, Harry Nicehelser, Geo. Grafton, Everett Heywood, Raymon Redf ord and Earl Adams. Two songs "God Will Take Care of You" and "Nearer My God to Thee" wer e sung by Duane McKnight Accompanist was Mrs. Clyde Duerfeldt. Interment was in the Mt. Ve rnon Cemetery at Peru. Caseys in charge of funeral arrangments. (Plattsmouth Journal, Plattsm outh, Nebraska, pg 6, 18 October 1954)

Edward married Living

5-George W Graves was born 19 Jan 1874 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska and died 27 May 1950 in Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska at age 76.

5-Iva Pearl Graves was born 2 Sep 1876 in Fremont County, Iowa and died 4 Aug 1934 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska at age 57.

Iva married Living

5-James Howard Graves was born 10 Mar 1880 in Bartlett, Fremont County, Iowa.

General Notes: The following is a copy of a letter from James H Graves, 904 15th avenue, Plattsmouth, Nebras ka to Addie Rhodes in Yakima, Washington dated 1951. "Dear Cousin, Sorry indeed to learn of y our misfortune, "The Grim Reaper" is sure cutting down the family circle, as it is doing like wise here. 1st we lost cousin Harry Graves of Lincoln, Nebraska on November 27th the same dat e another cousin, Andy Graves of Bellevue, Nebraska. Finally our last uncle, Charles L Grave s of Plattsmouth on December 15th. Our household has fared better. I am in better health tha n I ___________ _______The wife is _______________about taken all that is near and dear to yo u. Come visit us if the opportunity ever comes for you to come out this way."
(signed)
Howard & Eva Graves

James married Eva Ona Burton , daughter of Joseph Burton and Elma Abel , 28 Jun 1905 in Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska. Eva was born 23 Sep 1882 in Murray, Cass County, Nebraska, died 9 Mar 1970 in Desmoines, Polk County, Iowa at age 87, and was buried 10 Mar 1970 in Desmoines, Polk County, Iowa. They had five children: Clyde H, Carl B, Living, Living , and Living .

6-Clyde H Graves was born 10 Aug 1906, died 12 Dec 1991 in Burbank, Los Angles County, California at age 85, and was buried in Hollywood, Los Angles County, California.

General Notes: OBITUARY
CLYDE GRAVES

Clyde H. Graves, 85, of Burbank, Calif. died Dec 12, 1991 at St Joseph Medical Center, Cal ifornia. A graduate of Plattsmouth High School, he was born Aug 10, 1906 to James H. and E va Burton Graves. He had worked as a Linotype for the Plattsmouth Journal, and after moving t o California he worked as typographer for Copley Newspapers, that included the Glendale News- Press and the Burbank Daily Review. He is survived by wife Louise (Rummel) Graves of Burba nk, Calif.; son James Graves of Burbank; daughters Sallye Steele of Apple Valley, Calif., Jud y Smith of Orange, Calif.; brother Carl B. Graves of Inglewood, Calif.; sisters Ona Thimgan o f West Des Moines, Iowa, Maxine Keil of Plattsmouth; 12 grandchildren. Memorial services w ere held Dec 17 at Trinity Presbyterian Church of North Hollywood, Calif. Interment was at Fo rest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Calif. (Plattsmouth Journal, Plattsmouth, Nebraska , pg 3, 23 Dec 1991)

Clyde married Living

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6-Carl B Graves was born 7 Aug 1907 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died 14 Jul 1995 in Lancaster, California at age 87, and was buried 19 Jul 1995 in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California.

General Notes: OBITUARY

CARL GRAVES Carl B. Graves, son of J. Howard and Eva Graves , was born Aug 7, 1907, at Rock Bluffs. He grew up in the Plattsmouth area and graduated f rom Plattsmouth High School. On June 17 1931 he married Alice Hutton of Plattsmouth. Mr. G raves died Fri., July 14, 1995 at Lancaster, Calif., at the age of 87. Survivors include : Wife Alice; sons Robert, Gary, Rod; daughters Patti and Joyce; sisters Ona Thimgan and Maxi ne Keil; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brot hers Clyde and Joe. After moving to California in 1942, he worked for 30 years as a Linoty pe operator for the Los Angeles Times, retiring in 1972. Prior to that, he had learned his tr ade while working for the Plattsmouth Journal. Services were held Wed., July 19 at Mumaw C hapel of Lancaster, with interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California.(Plattsm outh Journal, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, pg 3, 3 Aug 1995)

Carl married Alice Hutton , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 17 Jun 1931 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska. Alice was born 7 Aug 1907 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died 14 Jul 1995 in Lancaster, California at age 87, and was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California. They had five children: Living, Living, Living, Living , and Living .

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5-Sarah Ellen Graves "Sadie" was born 1 Jan 1884 in Fremont County, Iowa.

Sarah married Living

5-Emma Harriet Graves was born 11 Dec 1885 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

Emma married Living

5-Edna Grace Graves was born 1 Sep 1888 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died 27 Nov 1918 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska at age 30, and was buried in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Plattsmouth Journal, Thursday, November 28, 1918
MRS. H. BAXTER DIES AT OMAHA [front page]
DAUGHTER OF A.H. GRAVES OF MURRAY – LIVED IN NORTH PART OF
NEBRASKA
FIRST TAKEN WITH INFLUENZA
Complications occurred and Rupture of Arterie Caused Amputation
of Limb - Disastrous
>From Wednesday’s Daily
This morning at three o’clock, at a hospital in Omaha, the
life of one of the former citizens of Murray ebbed away. The
deceased was Mrs. Harry BAXTER, formerly Miss Grace GRAVES, who
with her husband and children moved to Crofton, in the northern
part of the state, about a year ago.
Some two or three weeks ago, Mrs. Baxter was taken sick with
the influenza then so prevalent over the state. From that came a
complication resulting in the rupture of an arterie of one of
her limbs. This proved so serious that amputation of the member
was deemed necessary if her life was to be spared at all. In the
case of the amputation the desired results were not attained and
the patient grew gradually worse until this morning when the
angel of death, long hovering near, came to her relief, ending
the intense pain she suffered.
Mrs. Baxter leaves besides her husband, two children, one
sixteen months of age, and the other nine years old. She also
leaves a brother and parents living at [looks like] Murray [few
words illegible] Christian church at Murray tomorrow (Thursday)
afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Plattsmouth Journal, Thursday, November 28, 1918
LOCAL NEWS
Frank VALLERY and Harry BAXTER arrived in Plattsmouth from Omaha
this morning, they having been at the bedside of Mrs. Baxter who
succumbed this morning. After completing arrangements for the
funeral tomorrow, they departed for Murray late this afternoon.

Edna married Living

4-(Infant) Graves was born 1842 and died 1842.

4-Calvin Mc Henry Graves was born 7 Aug 1844 in Marian, Crittenden County, Kentucky, died 7 Jun 1932 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington at age 87, and was buried in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington.

General Notes: Quote from 1922 newspaper clipping (Lora Bachler scrapbook) "Ruth Graves, 17 year old wife o f 78 year old Calvin M. Graves filed a complaint against her husband for cruelty. The coupl e was recently married. The wife wants a share of husband's money and property".(Ruth Lawson , his 2nd wife) 1870 census of Cass County, Nebraska says Calvin born Tennessee and Milissa J ane born Indiana.

At the age of 8 years he moved to Iowa. When 18 years old he enlisted in the Indian war, Au g 13, 1862, at Glenwood, Iowa, Silver Creek Township, Mills, County. Was in Co. B. 29th Infan try. Report of Colonel H.C. Hunt, Council Bluffs, to Governor Kirkwood about Indian trouble v erifies the fact that the organization was in service in Souix City, Iowa. He moved to Nebras ka for a short time. In 1898 he moved to Bickleton, Washington, where he Homesteaded for farm ing of dry wheat. In 1890 he became a minister of the Methodist Church. His trades were carpe nter, brick mason, farmer and minister. He married Jan 17, 1866 to Milissa Jane Shaffer, bor n Jan 17, 1850, she died June 27, 1915.

General index of deeds, bk 3, Cass County Courthouse, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, lists: Calvin Gr aves & Wife, Oct 7, 1898, bk 34, pg 407.

Noted events in his life were:

• He appeared on the census 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee.

Calvin married Milissa Jane Shafer , daughter of William Henry Shafer and Elizabeth S Gullion , 1866. Milissa was born 17 Jun 1850, died 27 Jun 1915 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 65, and was buried 29 Jun 1915 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington. They had 11 children: Luna Bell, Nellie Ett, Ura S, William Henry, Lillie E, Loren Logan, Leona Pearl, Lola Maude, Cora Ann, John C , and Rubin Reed .

5-Luna Bell Graves was born 14 Jun 1867 and died 19 Nov 1920 in Seattle, King County, Washington at age 53.

Luna married Amos Hall Hause , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 3 Apr 1889. They had one child: Living .

Marriage Notes: Source: Ellen Martin via email, 1 Sep 2001

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5-Nellie Ett Graves was born 8 Aug 1869, died 24 Jan 1937 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington at age 67, and was buried in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington.

Nellie married Wilbur Theodore Carrell , son of John Edward Carroll and Margaret Elizabeth Smith , 7 Jun 1896 in Cass County, Nebraska. Wilbur was born 27 Jun 1875 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died 7 Jul 1959 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington at age 84, and was buried in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington. They had one child: Dewayne W .

6-Dewayne W Carrell was born 1891 in Nebraska, died 1946 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington at age 55, and was buried 1946 in Sullivan Cemetery, Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington.

General Notes: Sources say DeWayne Carrell was the illigimate son of Nellie Ett Graves, his father was a dru ggist, he was adopted by Wilbur T Carrell.

There is a gravestone in the Winthrop, Washington cemetery next to DeWayne Carrell and Elma C arrell (his wife) that reads "our baby" Clifford T Carrell 1921-1923. This might be the son o f DeWayne Carrell and Elma Prue Carrell. (do not know this for sure)

Entry #3563, Records of Yakima County, Washington 1908-1913,Volume III-A, Marriage Records. " CARREL,DEWAYNE W(21 Wapato; b NB of Wilber Carrel--Nellie Graves) to ELMA M PRUE (18; b MN o f Paul Prue -- Emma Mayhew) on Feb 7, 1912 by C Brustin, MG; wit W Carrel & Lydia Prue."

Dewayne married Elma M Prue 7 Feb 1912 in Yakima County, Washington. Elma was born 1894, died 1960 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington at age 66, and was buried 1960 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington. They had four children: Pauline May, Wilma Prue, Living , and Ronnie H .

7-Pauline May Carrell was born 1 May 1913.

7-Wilma Prue Carrell was born 15 Jun 1914 in Wapato, Yakima County, Washington.

Wilma married Frank "Bud" Ford , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 3 Jun 1936. Frank died 3 Mar 1970.

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7-Ronnie H Carrell was born 1924 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington and died 12 Jun 1987 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona at age 63.

Noted events in his life were:

• Cremation: Ashes In Winthrop, Washington.

Ronnie married Living

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5-Ura S Graves was born 31 Oct 1871, died 10 Jul 1873 at age 1, and was buried 13 Jul 1873 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: On the the grave marker of John C. Graves, at Rock Buff Cemetery, Rock Bluff, Nebraska also i s the name of Ura S. Graves, son of C.M. & M.J. Graves, drowned 10 July 1877, age 1 yr, 8 mo , 10 days. (Ura and John were brothers)

5-William Henry Graves was born 3 Nov 1873, died 16 Nov 1958 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 85, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

William married Ceena M Gish , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 20 Oct 1897.

5-Lillie E Graves was born 22 Dec 1880, died 3 Feb 1889 in Nebraska at age 8, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Lillie E. Graves died of Diphtheria.

5-Loren Logan Graves was born 27 Aug 1884 in Thurman, Fremont County, Iowa, died 9 Aug 1936 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington at age 51, and was buried 1936 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington.

Loren married Mary Ethel Bowish 14 May 1908. Mary was born 1888, died 1936 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington at age 48, and was buried 1936 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington.

5-Leona Pearl Graves was born 12 Nov 1885 and died 27 Feb 1975 at age 89.

Leona married Charles E Wiley , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 10 Nov 1909 in Yakima County, Washington. Charles was born 1876.

Leona next married Alfred Roy MC MURRAY , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 17 Nov 1903.

5-Lola Maude Graves was born 1 Dec 1887 and died 11 May 1974 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington at age 86.

Lola married Fred S MC ATEE , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 29 Oct 1905 in Bickleton, Klickitat County, Washington. They had two children: Living and Living .

Marriage Notes: Marriage records of Klickitat Coiunty, Washington 1867-1917 by J.E.Homer Townsend and Patric ia A. Scarola.

Wittnesses: W.H. Jordan and W.T. Carrol.

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Lola next married Ernest J Smith , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

5-Cora Ann Graves was born 26 May 1890, died 23 Sep 1908 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 18, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

General Notes: Cora Ann Graves is buried at Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Washington.

Cora married Harry Houghey , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 22 Mar 1908 in Bickleton, Klickitat County, Washington.

Marriage Notes: Marriage records of Klickitat County, Washington 1867-1917 by Homer Townsend and Patricia Sc arola.

Witnesses: L.L. Graves and Ethel Boudish

5-John C Graves was born 26 Mar 1892, died 8 Apr 1892 in Cass County, Nebraska, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

5-Rubin Reed Graves was born 31 Aug 1893 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska.

Rubin married Ivy Pearl Frost 4 Oct 1913. Ivy was born 1893 in Oklahoma. They had one child: Living .

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Calvin next married Ruth Lawson , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

Calvin next married Mary E Kelly , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

4-Orlina Ellen Graves was born 2 Aug 1846 in Knox County, Tennessee, died 19 Jan 1865 in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa at age 18, and was buried in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa.

Noted events in her life were:

• She appeared on the census 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee.

4-Elbert Lossen Graves "Loss" was born 22 Jun 1848 in Knox County, Tennessee, died 21 May 1927 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 78, and was buried 24 May 1927 in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

General Notes: Elbert Lossen Graves, (Loss), born Jan 22, 1848 (his bible record is June 22, 1848) in Knox C ounty, Tennessee, Educated in the public schools of Iowa and Nebraska. It is not known if h e graduated. Married November 23, 1871 to (1) Ella Agnes Phoebe Carrell at Sonora, Missouri . She was born Nov 10, 1856 in Cass County, Nebraska. She was the daughter of John Edward Car rell and Margaret Elizabeth Smith. Educated in the public schools of Nebraska. Not known if s he graduated. Member of the Baptist Church. She died October 21, 1918 at Yakima, Washington . Married (2) November 24, 1922 to Sitha Jane Waits Moore, born July 26, 1881, Married in Yak ima, Washington. Sitha Jane died April 6, 1928. Elbert Graves was the first postmaster of Blu e Light, Washington, the Post Office being located in his home, where he Homesteaded 160 acre s; So. West Qt. sec. 34, twp 7, rg 21, Yakima County, Washington, for dry land wheat farming . Sometime between 1904 and 1907 they moved to Puyallup, Washington where he worked in a sawm ill. He returned to Yakima County in 1909. Returned to Yakima in 1910, Purchased two lots i n Hillcrest Addition and built a two story, three bedroom home. He owned and operated two gro cery stores, one near So. 2nd, Ave, in 1917. Other occupations were mason by trade, photograp her, carpenter and farmer. At various times after returning to Yakima he worked for farmers n ear home, in fruit orchards. After the death of his first wife, Ella, his son John William Gr aves remained with him until he married in 1922. For a short time in 1921 he shared his hom e with his daughter, Mary Evangeline Graves Williams, (Vangie) and her family. Moving from th ere to North 5th Ave he remained with Vangie until he remarried. Through some friends he beca me acquainted with his second wife, Sitha Jane (Waits) Moore and married November 24, 1922. I n 1923 he sold his home on Tieton Drive and purchased a grocery store with living quarters a t 501 Cherry Ave., Yakima, Washington which he operated until he passed away May 21, 1927 o f a stroke. He and his wife Ella were both baptized October 25, 1894 in the Baptist Church. E lbert was known to be a very hard worker, good to his wife and family, an excellent swimmer a nd diver, known to have swam across the Missouri river on his back. Tragically he found his s ister's child drowned in a creek. His parting words to me were always, "don't go near the wat er". He had a double set of teeth on his lower jaw. He died May 21, 1927 at home in Yakima, W ashington and was buried beside his wife Ella, May 24, 1927 in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Washi ngton. Elbert also had a sawmill in the Wenas, about 25 miles north west of Selah, Washington . Elbert had a bad eye and also a double goiter. (both sides of the neck)

Remembering Yakima by those who were there, Yakima Vally Sun - Feb. 22. 1979. Loss Graves an d Bluelight: Memories of a man and a town no longer on the map - by Cindy Warren. Elber t Lossen Graves spent some important years of his life in towns that are no longer marked o n any map. Born on June 22, 1848, Knox County Tennessee, Graves married Ella Agnes Phoeb e Carrell (sister of Elisha Simpson Carrell) on November 23, 1871, in a town called Sonora, M issouri. That scene of his marriage is no longer seen on any map. Neither is Bluelight , a town near Bickleton, Washington, where Graves served as the first postmaster. All that i s left of the small community is the old Graves home and a good share of memories tucked awa y in the minds of Bluelight's former residents. After Graves and his new bride eloped, t hey lived for a while in Rock Bluffs, Nebraska. With their seven children, they settled in th e Bickleton area about 1900. The bricklayer, mason, photographer and carpenter accepted the j ob of postmaster for the community, which was as yet un-named. One story of how Blueligh t got its name went like this: Realizing that the collection of a general store, livery stabl e, blacksmith shop and butcher shop had to be named in order to qualify for a post office, Gr aves and a man named Ed Gleason put their heads together. It was Gleason's idea to name the n ot-quite town after the blue glow (from lamps) he saw in the night when returning from church . So Bluelight it was, however short-lived. Being a fun loving sort, Graves himself buil t a dance hall in the tiny town. Lumber to build the entertainment center was hauled by bobsl ed. Elbert Graves held the position of postmaster until 1904 when he turned the duties o ver to his niece, Nellie Graves Carrell (Uncle Wilber Carrell's wife). This versatile man's n ext job was with a Puyallup sawmill.(town up near Seattle). He established a sawmill of his o wn located in the Wenas upon returning to the Valley in 1908. Although business venture s were not usually shared by men and their wives, Graves operated a merry-go-round on South S econd Street; and Mrs Graves (daughters Vangie and Lulu) painted the horses and took tickets . Long afterwards he would buy whole strings of merry-go-round tickets so his granddaughter A ddie (Rhodes) could ride the wooden horses at the state fair. (Merry-go-round at Bickleton Pi oneer Picnic at Cleveland was restored by Joy T. Carrell) In 1910, Graves moved to Yakim a after purchasing property on the corner of 17th and Teiton Drive. He and his wife lived i n a two-story home he built there. His daughter and her family lived next door. At this time , he was operating a small store located on the corner of Second and Yakima avenues, right ne xt to a Chinese restaurant. He and his wife and son John shared the store keeping respon sibilities, stocking mainly staple goods since they had no refrigeration. They sold vinegar f rom barrels and many kinds of penny candy. Granddaughter Addie Rhodes hasn't forgotten t he penny candy days of Grandad's store. All day suckers and licorice whips sold for a cent. M any times she asked for "bacon", a flat red and white stripped coconut candy. She had suc h a yearning for the pink soda pop, but "they couldn't afford to buy it." Although thrif ty Grandpa Graves continued to walk to his store to save the 10 cent street car fare, his son -in-law Elmer Williams decided to go new-fangled and bought a car. Oh how the children (and w ife Vangie) cried, recalls Mrs Rhodes, when her father sold the family's horses. Shortly afte r, two more milestones occurred for the family, one on November 11 of that year, the first Ar mistice parade was held in downtown Yakima. Granddaughter Addie stood on the corner opposit e the store for her parade-side view. After his wife's death, Graves gave up the store but continued living in the home they had shared. He was forced out, however, when the city decided to install a sewer and city water system. Taxes were upped so high he had to move to a home on fifth Avenue. His life took a turn for the better again when he married Sith a Waits and began running a store located on Cherry Avenue. He retained his storekeeper status until he died. Several of his descendants still live in Yakima: Granddaughters Addie R hodes, Blanche Anderson, Juanita Coller, Mary Zeigler, Edith Speer (Edith, Eneinitas, Califor nia), and Patricia Taylor (Pat, Spokane, Washington) Mrs. Rhodes would like to see her grandf ather's now ghost town residence immortalized with a blue light, set atop a power pole, in memory of a man and a town no longer on any maps.

Noted events in his life were:

• He appeared on the census 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee.

Elbert married Ella Agnes Phoebe Carrell , daughter of John Edward Carroll and Margaret Elizabeth Smith , 23 Nov 1871 in Sonora, Atchison County, Missouri. Ella was born 10 Nov 1856 in Cass County, Nebraska, died 30 Oct 1918 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 61, and was buried in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington. They had seven children: George Andrew, Addie Pearl, John William, "Baby," Mark Simpson, Mary Evangeline "Vangie," and Lula G .

Noted events in her life were:

• She was ill with Brights disease.

• She was ill with Tuberculosis.

5-George Andrew Graves was born 5 Jan 1872, died 11 Sep 1873 at age 1, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

5-Addie Pearl Graves was born 21 May 1876 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died 1 Apr 1909 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 32, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

General Notes: Addie Pearl Graves Smith died at 33 years of age in Yakima, Washington and is buried in Plain view Cemetery, Yakima County, Washington. (Near Bickleton)

Marriage record on file in Cass County courthouse, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Vol G, Pg 435.


OBITUARY

Pearl Graves Smith was born at Rock Bluff, Nebraska in June 1876 and died April 1, 190 9 at her home at Bluelight, Washington. Deceased was the wife of Charles Smith. Pearl was th e oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Graves who resided in the county many years. Her illne ss began about 7 years ago at which time her health was impaired by what proved to be consump tion and the past year she was unable to attend to any of the houshold work. She leave s to mourn her death her husband and two children, a daughter of seven years old and a son on e year old. Also parents, two brothers, John and Mark and two sisters, Evangeline and LuLu Gr aves. She was a most kind and noble lady, with always a smile for everyone and had bee n a faithful member of the United Brethren Church since 1895. The funeral services wer e held at her home conducted by Rev. Ragon of Bickleton.(this obit was found in the Cass Coun ty Museum, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, in scrapbook #1, Gold colored, pg 81.)

Charles Milton Smith and Addie Pearl Graves were 1st cousins, once removed. Addie Pearl grave s is the grandaughter of Margaret Elizabeth Smith and John Edward Carroll and Charles Milto n Smith is the son of Margaret Elizabeth Smith's brother William T. Smith and Addie Beach.

Addie married Charles Milton Smith , son of William T Smith and Addie Beach , 5 Jan 1892 in Cass County, Nebraska. Charles was born 25 May 1868 in Cass County, Nebraska. They had five children: Della A, (Infant), Elizabeth Blanch, Living , and William Lossen .

6-Della A Smith was born 4 Jun 1894 in Cass County, Nebraska and died 14 Mar 1895.

6-(Infant) Smith was born 22 Jun 1897 in Cass County, Nebraska, died 1 Jul 1897 in Cass County, Nebraska, and was buried in Lewiston Cemetery, Murray, Cass County, Nebraska.

6-Elizabeth Blanch Smith was born 27 Mar 1902 in Bluelight, Yakima County, Washington.

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6-William Lossen Smith was born about 1907 in Bluelight, Yakima County, Washington.

5-John William Graves was born 8 Aug 1879 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died 28 Dec 1952 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 73, and was buried in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

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5-"Baby" Graves was born 5 Sep 1882 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died 18 Sep 1882 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

5-Mark Simpson Graves was born 21 Oct 1884 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died 14 Aug 1949 in Burbank, Los Angles County, California at age 64, and was buried 18 Aug 1949.

Mark married Velma E Chapman , daughter of Edward A Chapman and Edith E Beckwith , 31 May 1905 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington. Velma was born 1874 in Clearwater, Minnisota. They had two children: Living and Living .

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5-Mary Evangeline "Vangie" Graves was born 11 Dec 1890 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died 1 Oct 1934 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 43, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

General Notes: Entry #2672, Records of Yakima County, Washington, 1908-1813 Vol III-A, Marriage Records, "WI LLIAMS, ELMER T (22, Wapato; b NB of Lorenzo Williams--Lou S Etchison) to EVANGELINE M GRAVE S (19 Wenas; b NB of E L Graves--Ella Carroll on Dec 23. 1909 by M Rose, MG: wit Earl L Di--o n; Lula Graves. Wenas." Vangie attended Dohoho school N.W. of Bluelight, Washington.

Mary married Elmer Troy Williams , son of Lorenzo Dow Williams and Loueasy Ann Eytchison , 23 Dec 1909 in Yakima County, Washington. Elmer was born 11 Nov 1887 in Dodge County, Nebraska, died 17 Jun 1953 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 65, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington. They had two children: Addie Idella and Harvey Glenn .

6-Addie Idella Williams was born 10 Nov 1910 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, died 4 Jun 1989 in Union Gap, Yakima County, Washington at age 78, and was buried 8 Jun 1989 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

General Notes:

OBITUARY

Union Gap - Mrs Addie L. Rhodes,78, of Yakima died Sunday, June 4, 1989 at the Parkside N ursing Care Center, Union Gap. She was born November 10, 1910 in Yakima to Elmer T. & Ma ry E. (Graves) Williams. She was raised and educated in Yakima and it was there that she marr ied Leonard Rhodes on September 18, 1929. In her earlier years she was a sorter at several lo cal fruit warehouses. She was also a housewife and homemaker. Mrs Rhodes was a member o f the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6th Ward and enjoyed genealogy work, garde ning and working in her yard. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Elmer & Geor gia Rhodes of Yakima. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Rhodes on April 11, 1 958. Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at Tahoma Cemetery. Those a ttending will meet at the grave. Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity. (Sour ce: Yakima Daily Herald, 4 June 1989)

*Don & Scharmal Conley received the address of Addie Rhodes from Ada Ruth Whitmore of Bicklet on, Wa. They wrote to her and went to visit her in 1987. She had been ill however she was hap py to meet them. She had a family album which belonged to her grandfather and mother. She all owed Don to take photos of the pictures in it. We are grateful as many Carrell & Graves peopl e were in it. She showed us her book of memories and gave us some addresses. She also had tin type photos and a bible that we didn't see. She took us to the cemetery to take photos of mar kers. Many of her photos are in "The Descendants of John Graves" book as well as some informa tion. Her full name is Addie Idella Williams. She has a brother, Harvey Glenn Williams ( deceased). She was born on her grandmothers' birthday. Her mother was "Vangie", Mary Evangeli ne Graves Williams. Addie's book of memories are on tape at the LDS, put there by Nela Ray Ho lt. Addie's parents or grandparents were married on John Edward Carrell's homestead-20 a cre tract- Cass County, Nebraska. Addie's son, Elmer Leonard is an engineer. He and hi s ex wife, Georgia have no children. He lives in the Autanum, Yakima, Washington. He is name d after Addie's father. Addie recalled that her Uncle John gave the photo album to Addie's gr andma (Ella Agnes Phoebe Carrell Graves). Addie received the album in 1934 when her mother di ed. Addie and her Uncle John cleaned the Tahoma Cemetery plots before perpetual care. Ad die is Morman. Born and raised in Yakima, Washington. She said she looked like her Aunt LuLu . (1987 interview)

Noted events in her life were:

• She was ill with Alzheimers.

Addie married Leonard Rhodes , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 18 Sep 1929 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington. Leonard died 11 Apr 1958. They had one child: Living .

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6-Harvey Glenn Williams was born 21 Jul 1912 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, died 4 May 1975 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 62, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

5-Lula G Graves was born 19 Dec 1894 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died 9 May 1912 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at age 17, and was buried 1912 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

General Notes: Entry #354-, Records of Yakima County, Washington 1908-1913 Vol III-A, Marriage Records. "CA RVO, HENRY (21, b MN of Edward Carvo--Adeline Derose) to LELA GRAVES (18 b NB of Albert L Gra ves --Ella A Carroll) on Jan 21 1912 by C Brustin, MG; wit Elmo & Evelingeline Williams." Lul u Graves died at age 17 expecting her first baby. (she had TB)

Lula married Henry J Carvo 21 Jan 1912 in Yakima County, Washington. Henry was born 1891 in Minnesota.

Elbert next married Sitha June Waits , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. Sitha was born 26 Jul 1861, died 6 Apr 1928 at age 66, and was buried in Medical Lake, Washington.

4-Andrew Jackson Graves was born 19 Jul 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee, died 7 Oct 1906 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska at age 56, and was buried in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes:
A.J. GRAVES

A.J. Graves a well known lawyer of Plattsmouth, died October 7, of consumption. He was a n old-time resident of Mills County, and was a brother of Mrs. J.M. Miller of Center township . He was 56 years old and was born in Tennessee. He resided in Mills County from 1852 t o 1864. Later he taught school for a time in Center township. The Plattsmouth papers speak hi ghly of his character as a man and citizen. He is survived by his wife and six children, als o an aged mother, two sisters and six brothers. (Source: Opinion, Glenwood, Iowa, Oct 16, 190 6)

Andrew Jackson Graves came with parents to Mills County, Iowa at the age of 2 years, mov ed to Cass County, Nebraska in 1864. Graduated Business College at St Joseph; taught school , admitted to bar in Jan 1887, came to Plattsmouth, Nebraska in 1890. (Source: Opinion, Glen wood, Iowa, October 16, 1906)

Andrew married Emma Arstiene Allen , daughter of Howard Allen and Phebe MCMILLEN , 5 Oct 1877 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska. Emma was born 1 Aug 1858 in Missouri, died 1941 in California at age 83, and was buried in Oakland, Alameda County, California. They had four children: Living, Living, Carl Raymond , and Living .

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5-Carl Raymond Graves was born 19 Aug 1885 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died 29 Jan 1960 in Inglewood, Los Angles County, California at age 74, and was buried 1 Feb 1960 in Inglewood, Los Angles County, California.

General Notes:

OBITUARY

Carl Raymond Graves

Carl Raymond Graves, 74, of South Freeman Blvd, Inglewood, Calif., died of a heart attack , in his home, Jan. 29, 1960. Born in Rock Bluffs, Neb. on August 19, 1885, he was the elde r son of the late A.J. Graves, former county attorney of Cass county, and Emma A. Graves, lon gtime residents of Plattsmouth. A graduate in the class of 1902, of the Plattsmouth High Sc hool, Carl (Cal) was also a popular baseball player here and in a bush league at Ulysses. The re he met and later married Nettie Octavia Spelts, in 1909. An employee of the Bell Teleph one Co. for 42 years at Lincoln, Neb. and Sioux City, Ia., he retired in 1950. With his famil y he moved to Inglewood, where he lived the remainder of his life. Surviving him, beside s his wife, Nettie O. Graves, is a son Harold Raymond Graves and three granddaughters, Saundr a, Carla and Jo Ellen Graves, all of Hawthorne, Calif., a brother Paul E. Graves, of El Monte , Calif., two sisters, Mrs. Adeline Amen of Lincoln, Neb. and Mrs. Ethel Grage of Walnut Grov e, Calif. He was a cousin of Judge James H. Graves of Plattsmouth, Nebr. Services were held F eb. 1 in "The Little Church Around The Corner", in Inglewood, Calif. Burial was in Inglewoo d Park Cemetery. (Plattsmouth Journal, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, pg 8, Sec B, 11 Feb 1960)

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4-Julian David Graves was born 15 Dec 1852 in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa and died 21 Jan 1937 in Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska at age 84.

General Notes: The marriage of J.D. Graves and Miss Capitol Reed of Peru was mentioned briefly in the Ledge r last week, but the fact they are both well known in the county, is sufficient reason for t heir friends to ask us for details of the wedding. The wedding was a nicely planned supr ise, especially for the brides parents, Dr. and Mrs. F.B.Reed, who had been _______to go fo r a visit with Mr. and Mrs. David R. ______relatives residing at Indianapolis, Indiana, and w hen Miss Reed joined her parents there, it caused no suspicion of a wedding not even when M r Graves arrived there the morning of Dec. 30. A minister was conveniently present when dinne r was announced, and the suprise was complete when he pronounced the ceremony at the table. M r. and Mrs. Graves returned to Peru a few days later, and will reside there. Both partie s were Cass County students in the palmy days of the "Naomi Institute" at Rock Bluffs under p rofessor J.D. Patterson and professor (now Judge) B.S. Ramsey. The bride was born in this cou nty, being the daughter of Dr. F.B. Reed who practiced his profession in the village of Roc k Bluffs a number of _____locating in Peru. At Peru Miss Reed graduated from the state Norma l School and later was a graduate of _____in Chicago and Baltimore and has since completed ve ry extensive and successful practice in Peru. Mr Graves was also graduate of the state Norma l School and ______course in Lincoln, afterward practicing law in this state and Texas. Late r he abandoned law practice and engaged in mercantile business (could not read the rest of ne ws clipping) (Source: Union Ledger newspaper)

SKETCH OF LIFE OF J.D. GRAVES

J.D. Graves, 84, uncle of the Misses Etta and Pearl Graves, died in an Omaha hospital Thur sday, Jan 21. His death was due to influenza. His body was taken to Plattsmouth where he ha d once resided and where short funeral services were held, after which it was taken to Peru w here funeral services and interment took place on Sun Jan 24.

The following life sketch of Mr. Graves appeared in the Peru Pointer:

Julian David Graves was born December 15, 1852, in Mills County, Iowa, and had reached th e age of 84 years, 1 month, and 6 days. His parents moved to Rock Bluff, a then thriving vill age of some size south of Plattsmouth in Cass county, but at present only a town in name. Her e he received his primary education, and later came to Peru and graduated from the Normal sch ool. He then went to Lincoln and studied law, after which he went to Benkleman, where he serv ed as county attorney of Dundy county. He was for a time a resident of Texas, and was mad e a Mason while living there transferring his membership to Peru when he located here permane ntly.
He was married Dec 29, 1901 to Eleanor Capitola (Dr Capp) Reed, and they made their hom e here until her death, he practicing law and looking after their farm interests and she prac ticing medicine until her death Sept 5, 1928. Mrs. Graves was the daughter of the late Dr. F. B. Reed, the first mayor of Rock Bluff.
Since the death of his wife, Mr Graves has continued to make his home in Peru, though a t times he would spend weeks or even months with relatives at Plattsmouth or Lincoln.
Mr. Graves was taken ill with the flu a few days before his death, and Dr. Joder remove d him at once to the hospital. There flu developed in pneumonia, and at his age this proved f atal in spite of all that could be done for him.
Mr. Graves was united with the Methodist church in early life, and was a faithful Christi an as long as he lived, giving liberally both of his goods and service to the church. He wa s a man highly respected by all who knew him. Failing health forced him about three years ag o to cease active work, both in the church and out of it, but he always kept up his interes t in church and community affairs. (Glenwood Opinion-Tribune, Glenwood, Iowa, Monday, Februar y 8, 1937)

Julian married Elinor Capitol Reed "Capp" , daughter of F B Reed , 1901 in Cass County, Nebraska.

4-Mary Elizabeth Graves was born 15 Aug 1855 in Salem, Dent County, Missouri, died 18 Jan 1940 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska at age 84, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes:



OBITUARY

This morning at 9:45, at her home in this City. Mrs. Mary E Burnett, one of the Pionee r women of this community, passed away at the ripe old age of eighty four years.
Mrs Burnett had suffered a paralytic stroke two months ago, but had partially recovered , but two weeks ago suffered a second stroke and from which she failed to rally, growing muc h worse in the last few days until death came to end her suffering.
Mary Elizabeth Burnett was born August 15, 1855, in Missouri, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs . William W. Graves, she being one of a family of twelve children. The family moved to Cass C ounty in territorial days and located at Rock Bluffs, where she grew to womanhood. She was ma rried to Joseph Byers, who died in Rock Bluffs in 1898. In later years she married J.W. Burne tt, who preceded her in death several years ago.
Mrs Burnett was the mother of five children by her first marriage. Will, who died at th e age of two years. Mrs Lena Wyatt, who died four years ago. The living children are Charle s Byers of Walthill Nebraska, Lee Byers of Omaha, and Walter Byers of this city. There also s urvives on brother, Judge Charles L. Graves, the last of the pioneer Graves family.
Mrs. Burnett has made her home in Plattsmouth for the past thirty years. Source: Plattsm outh Nebraska Journal, 22 Jan 1940

Mary Elizabeth Graves Byers had red hair. She had just put a Henna rinse on it before she die d. Mary was thin, tiny, short, about 5'4", she loved flowers.

Mary married Joseph John Byers , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 9 Feb 1871 in Holt County, Missouri. Joseph was born 1846 in England and died 1898 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska at age 52. They had five children: Will, Charles Luther, Lee Alonzo, Walter Paul , and Orlena Opal .

Marriage Notes: Source of Marriage: Missouri Marriages 1851-1900 (Ancestry.com)

5-Will Byers was born about 1874 and died about 1876 about age 2.

General Notes: Will Byers died when 2 years old.

5-Charles Luther Byers was born 9 Jul 1876 in Fremont County, Iowa, died 8 Jan 1959 in David City, Butler County, Nebraska at age 82, and was buried 11 Jan 1959 in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska.

General Notes: The following obituary was copied by Mrs Nettie Elizabeth Bachler Smith and sent to Scharma l Conley in a letter, her hand writing is difficult to read.

Life story of Charles Luther Byrers, Pioneer Resident. Charles L. Byers, 86, Pioneer residen t of Walthill, Nebraska, community since 1913 passed away at the home of his son, Julian Byer s of David City, Nebraska on Jan 8, 1959 following a relatively short period of disability. F uneral services were held on Sunday afternoon Jan 11 in the Walthill Methodist Church, The Re v. ________ officiating. During the services organ interludes "The Evening Prayer" & "Abide w ith Me" were played by church organist, Mrs. Ralph Copenhemer. Burial was at the Evergreen Ce metery in Walthill with William M. Hopper, George E. Sappenfield, Henry Beard, Harold Cromwel l and Earl Burkhart of Walthill, Caskett Bearers. Mr. Byers is survived by his 4 sons: Charle s of Sioux City, James J. of Berkeley, California, Donald H. of Omaha and Julian of David Cit y, Nebraska. Two daughters: Mrs Faye Vane, Berkeley California, Mrs. Benny Fransen of Rosail a and other relatives and friends. He was a cousin of Judge J.H. Graves of this city. Charle s Luther Byers, son of Joseph and Mary E. Graves Byers, was born July 9, 1876. He was the old est of the four children of the Byers family. The others in order were: Lee Alonzo, Walter Pa ul and Orlena Opal Wyatt, they all preceded Charles in Death. Charles being last of the famil y. He Was born in Bartlett, Iowa, Freemont County and while yet a small child he was brough t by the parents to Cass County, Nebraska. He was married to Minnie Baker on Feb 8, 1897, thi s marriage union last over 60 years and was broken by the death of Mrs. Byers in June 1957. T hey lived in Rock Bluff and Nebraska City before moving to Walthill in 1913. He worked on th e construction of the Procotte Hospital at Walthill and later as a mechanic in a garage unti l 1919 when he started to work for the City Water dept, later serving as a city electrician u ntil 1930 and with the Central States Electric Company. He retired permanently from work whe n reaching the age of 70. Mr. Byers was an ardent Baseball fan and player from his childhoo d and even continued playing with Walthill until after he was 70 years old.

Charles Luther Byers was also known as "Charley". Conley's visited his daughter, Cloe Anderso n in 1996. DOB on tombstone in Walthill cemetery reads: 1874

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE & PHOTO: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Byers of Walthill who will observe their 60t h wedding anniversary with an open house at the 4-H building here on Sunday, February 10th. T heir many friends are invited to join them from 2 O'clock to 5 p.m. Mr. Byers, who is 82, an d Mrs. Byers, who will be 81 tomorrow, Febr. 8th have been residents of this comunity for th e past 44 years.

Charles married Minnie Lavada Baker , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 8 Feb 1897 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska. Minnie was born 8 Feb 1876 in Missouri, died 1956 in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska at age 80, and was buried in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska. They had six children: Charles Augustus, James Joseph, Donald H, Julian Charles, Fayne Eliza , and Living .

6-Charles Augustus Byers "Bunk" was born 15 Jun 1897 and died 5 Nov 1962 in Sioux City, Minnehaha County, South Dakota at age 65.

General Notes: * Nicknamed "Bunk" Lived at Souix City.

Charles married Living

6-James Joseph Byers was born 14 Jun 1904, died 19 Aug 1963 at age 59, and was buried in Oakland, Nebraska.

General Notes: Lived at Berkeley, California. Had 1 daughter & 3 sons The daughter Nina Virginia and the mot her Nina died of cancer a few weeks apart.

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7-Nina Virginia Byers "Sissie" died 1961-1962.

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6-Donald H Byers was born 15 Aug 1906 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Lived at Omaha, Nebraska. Was a River man, worked for Corp of Engineers

OBITUARY

Byers, Donald H, age 69, residence 2721 Titus, survived by his wife Josephine, 3 sons, Donald , Stanley, Richard, 1 daughter, Mrs Rita Bristol, all of Omaha. Brother Julian, Central City , Nebraska, Sister, Chloe Franson of Rosalie, Nebraska, 18 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildr en. Services 1 p.m. Monday at Roeder Mortuary, Interment Hilcrest cemetery. (newspaper and da te unknown)

Donald married Josephine Evans , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. Josephine was born 31 Dec 1906 in Tekamah. They had four children: Living, Living, Living , and Living .

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6-Julian Charles Byers "Juke" was born 22 Oct 1913 in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Lived at Hastings, Nebraska, living in Texas 1996. Had a mortuary business. Has five daughters . Has research on Byers family. Runs foot races at age 82 and wins a number of them .His wife is: Althea Cecelia Barada, DOB: 1914. Her monument is next to Julian's. Their daughter has a monument beside them. Her name is Julie Ann Smith. Julian Byers five daughters: Julie Smi th, Betsy Phares, Susan Ribble, Sally Sue Dilley, Jane Scarpello. Julian's daughters address : Julie Smith 321 Coddington Lincoln, Nebraska, 68528 or 635 S. 14th Suite 120 Phone: 402-477 -9283(home) 402-475-6635(work)

Julian Charles Byers and Althea Cecelia Barada were married at the home of his grandmother Mary Elizabeth Graves Byers Burnett by Charles Graves, the uncle of Julian Byers.

Julian Byers address: 4901 Daffodil #7 McAllen Texas, 78501 512-687-2770

Julian married Althea Cecelia Barada , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 18 Jun 1938 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska. Althea was born 25 Jan 1914 in Rosalie, Nebraska. They had five children: Living, Living, Living, Living , and Living .

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6-Fayne Eliza Byers was born 18 Jan 1901 and died Jun 1968 at age 67.

General Notes: She lived in Berkeley, California. Fayne had one son: Teddy

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Living married Benny John Fransen , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. Benny was born 19 Feb 1914 in Rosalie, Nebraska, died 23 Dec 1970 in Rosalie, Nebraska at age 56, and was buried in Lyons, Nebraska. They had two children: Living and Living .

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5-Lee Alonzo Byers was born 14 Feb 1877 in Bartlett, Fremont County, Iowa, died 9 Oct 1944 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska at age 67, and was buried 12 Oct 1944 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Have record of the funeral of LEE ALONZO BYERS from the John A Gentleman Funeral Home in Omah a, Nebraska. The dates of his birth and death and the other information on his file was taken from it. It also states that he was a laborer, was Protestant, lived at 2625 No 15th, Omaha ,Nebraska when he died. He died of Anginus Pectoris. His remains were to the casket of Vera Goss (?). It tells his mother and father and where they were born. (it states that his father's first name was John, we have Joseph) He was buried at West Lawn Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska . Cost of funeral $130.00.

The above funeral record says his father was born in England and his mother in Tennessee.

*Received death certificate of Lee Alonzo Byers, it states that he lived at 2625 No.18 but died at 2625 No.15. He must have been visiting at the time of his death.

*Lee Alonzo Byers's death certificate lists a Lillian as his wife.

West Lawn Cemetery in Omaha is now called West Lawn and Hillcrest Memorial Parks

LEE ALONZO BYERS is buried in Section AS #3, Adult Singles 13, Grave 35.

Information given to Scharmal from Winnifred Bassett in 1996: Lee had a fishing camp by Dakota City. He was a commercial fisherman. He had hoop nets. His second wife's name was Lil, she had a sister Violet. Lee was jolly, always had a smile, had a mustache, balding, hair was sandy, tall, thin. Lee hunted with his dog "Bob", Lee could swim like a fish, Had big garden , raised watermelon, he kept bees, He was allergic to bees, Lived north of Decator, Nebraska , he was well liked, about six foot tall. His mother Mary Elizabeth, had red hair. She had just put a Henna rinse on it before she died. Mary was thin, tiny, short, about 5'4", she loved flowers. His father Joseph died of cancer in 1886.

Quote on telephone converstation with Mildred Kaufman, 1989, she says that she thinks Lee Byers had 2 children/Mahala (Mahala Winnifred Byers) and Lilly Byers Hewett

Lee married Lora Ellen Bachler , daughter of Phillip Bachler and Jane Bates , 14 Jan 1903. The marriage ended in divorce. Lora was born 14 Jun 1884 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska, died 10 Jan 1963 in Prosser, Benton County, Washington at age 78, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington. They had one child: Mahala Winnifred "Winnie" .

6-Mahala Winnifred "Winnie" Byers was born 19 Mar 1903 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska, died 4 Feb 1984 in Kennewick, Benton County, Washington at age 80, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland, Benton County, Washington. The cause of her death was Cancer.

General Notes: Mahala Winnifred Byers was an instructor of Piano, Tenor Banjo, Hawaiian Guitar, Mandolin and Ukulele at a studio at 2709 46th Ave SW, Seattle, Washington about 1919. Prior to her marriage she used the last name of Luhman.

Mahala was registered in room 4 of Rainier School, second grade, of Seattle Public Schools. School opened Tuesday 7 September 1909.

Mahala lived at 2709, 47th Ave SW, Seattle, Washington with Mr. & Mrs. Otto Luhman. (Mrs. Luhman's maiden name was Parker and she was a 1/2 sister to Mahala's mother, Lora Bachler)

Mahala was born in the house of her grandparents, Phillip Bachler and Jane Bates Parker Bachler, near Plattsmouth, Nebraska, 19 March 1903. The house was located on Telegraph Road which is now (1996) 12th & Horning Road. (Don & Scharmal Conley have a photo of the land the house was on)

Mahala Winnifred Byers was also known as: Winnifred Marie Luhman, Winnifred Luhman. Mahala Winnifred Byers was not adopted by the Luhman family.

Mahala Winnifred Byers became a Catholic and was baptized 25 Dec 1929.

Mahala married Joseph Peter Triesch "Joe" , son of Simon Martin Triesch and Emelia M Mattausch , 18 Nov 1921 in Seattle, King County, Washington. Joseph was born 20 Feb 1894 in Colton, Whitman County, Washington, died 24 Jun 1976 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington at age 82, and was buried in Richland, Benton County, Washington. The cause of his death was Cancer. They had two children: Living and Living .

Noted events in his life were:

• He was baptized 8 Apr 1894 in Colton, Whitman County, Washington.

• Deed: 31 Jan 1922, Prosser, Benton County, Washington.

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5-Walter Paul Byers was born 22 Jun 1879 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died 27 Sep 1943 in Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska at age 64, and was buried 30 Sep 1943 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Note found in scrapbook of Lora Ellen Bachler: Walter Byers of Plattsmouth, native of Rock B luff, died Monday at Hotel Rest Haven. He was 64 and spent most of his life in the Rock Bluf f community.

Walter Byers is buried beside his mother Mary Elizabeth Graves Byers Burnett.

OBITUARY

Death of Walter Byers

This morning at the Rest Haven home at Weeping Water, Walter Byers a life time resident o f Cass County, died at the age of 64 years following a long period of failing health. Mr Byer s is one of the last of old time residents of Rock Bluff where he was born on June 22, 1879 . Spending the greater part of his life time in the community, although the last few year h e has spent residing in Plattsmouth. His condition the last few weeks made necessary his bein g taken to the home for care and attention. There is surviving his passing three daughters ; Mrs Milo Farnery of this city, Mrs Joe MacNeal of North Platt and Mrs Henry Chappell of thi s city as well as two brothers; Charles Byers of Walthill, Nebraska and Lee Byers of Omaha. H is parents and one sister have preceded him in death. The body is at the Caldwell Funera l home to await funeral arrangements. (scrapbook #2, gold colored, pg 33, Cass County Museum , Plattsmouth, Nebraska) ____________________________________________________________________ __ _________

Walter married Mary Ellen ____________ , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. Mary died before 1943. They had three children: Helen, Living , and Living .

6-Helen Byers was born 1911.

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5-Orlena Opal Byers was born 25 Jan 1882 in Cass County, Nebraska, died 17 Jun 1933 at age 51, and was buried 19 Jun 1933 in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Also known as "Babe" & "Lena". She had very long wavy hair.

Orlena Byers has daughter, Winifred Byers. She was named after Mahala Winnifred Byers. Source : Winnifred Byers Triesch.

Orlena married John V Wyatt "Vinnie" , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 7 Nov 1897. John was born 2 Dec 1868 in Hickory County, Missouri, died 1942 in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska at age 74, and was buried in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska. They had two children: Ronald Hoyte and Winnifred Fayne .

6-Ronald Hoyte Wyatt was born Jul 1907 and died Jul 1907.

General Notes: Ronald Hoyte Wyatt died at birth.

6-Winnifred Fayne Wyatt was born 19 Sep 1912.

General Notes: Winnifred plays the chimes for the Senior Citizens Center in Bancroft, Nebraska. Winnifred' s daughter is Jeanette (Bassett) Geisler Jeanette's Phone number in 1996 402-648-7666 Winnif red's address 1996: Winnifred Bassett 403 Vine St Bancroft, Nebraska 68004 Phone 402-648-744 3 Winnifred gave photos of Lee Byers to Scharmal

Winnifred gave information to Scharmal about her grandfather, Lee Byers (see notes on Lee Alo nzo Byers, #133)

Winnifred Wyatt is the one who gave Julian Charles Byers his nickname; she pronounced Julia n "Juken" which was shortened to "Juke"

Winnifred married Marton Adelbert Bassett , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 22 Nov 1931 in Sioux City, Minnehaha County, South Dakota. Marton was born 6 Dec 1909 and died 7 Nov 1981 at age 71. They had two children: John and Living .

7-John Bassett died 8 Apr 1934.

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Mary next married Wesley Burnett , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

4-Alvin Sherad Graves was born 15 Sep 1858 in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa and died 21 Sep 1937 in Cass County, Nebraska at age 79.

General Notes: Alvin Sherad was called "Sherad". Alvin Sherad played the violin. on June 29, 1996, Don & Sch armal Conley met Leona (Baker) Paterson in a coffee shop in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, her phon e number is 296-6014. She lives on Whitman Dr. Her parents owned a store at Rock Bluff, Nebra ska. She said she picked strawberries for Sherad Graves when she was a child.

Alvin married Ella Collins , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. They had three children: Living, Andrew , and Perry Ivan .

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5-Andrew Graves was born about 1876 and died 28 Oct 1951 in Bellevue, Nebraska about age 75.

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Andrew Graves Is Found Dead At Home Sunday

Andrew Graves, 75, of Bellevue, was found dead at his home Sunday, October 28, 1951. Th e information was received here Sunday by James Graves, in a telephone conversation with Alvi n Graves, brother of the deceased. Further information is not available. Mr Graves lived alon e at the time of his death. He is survived by a son Harvey, and two brothers, Perry of Pla ttsmouth, and Alvin of Omaha. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 fro m the Crosby Kunold Mortuary in Omaha. Burial will be in the Bellevue cemetery. Mr. and Mr s. James H. Graves and Perry Graves will attend the services Tuesday.(Plattsmouth Journal, Pl attsmouth, Nebraska, 29 October 1951, pg 1)

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5-Perry Ivan Graves was born 11 Jul 1892 in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, died 24 Jul 1963 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska at age 71, and was buried in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Perry Ivan Graves served as a volunteer instructor on a dollar a year basis during WW 1 and w as considered to the rank of First Lieutenant. He saw service in Alaska and Mexico. During WW II, he worked at the Martin Plant. At one time he was Police Magistrate at Plattsmouth, Nebra ska. He played the violin made by his father, Alvin Sherad Graves. Perry was welterweight box ing champion of the world, having won the championship from Jack Britian in 1914. He won an d lost the championship 3 times. He fought under the name of "Kid Graves". He was a member o f the Masonic Lodge and of the First Christian Church. Married Aug 1913, in Yakima, Washingto n to Kathryn T. Brosman, born Sep 9, 1892, at Brooklyn, N.Y., she died Feb 12, 1975.

Perry married Kathryn T Brosman , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, Aug 1913 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington. Kathryn was born 9 Sep 1892 in Brooklyn, New York and died 12 Feb 1975 at age 82.

Alvin next married Ann Stoneking , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

4-Ellen Olivia Graves was born 19 Feb 1860 in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa and died 14 Nov 1896 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska at age 36.

Ellen married Alonzo Lacy , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. They had four children: Living, Living, Living , and Living .

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4-Charles Luther Graves was born 23 Nov 1861 in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa, died 18 Dec 1951 in Cass County, Nebraska at age 90, and was buried in Union, Cass County, Nebraska.

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OBITUARY "Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Caldwell-Linder Chapel for Judge Charles L G raves who died December 18 at Hillcrest nursing home. Reverand Harold V Mitchell, pastor o f the First Methodist Church officiated.
Casket bearers were Arthur Hild, A E Olson, Richard Peck, Carl Schneider, Erret Thompso n, and Arthur Wetenkamp. Burial was in West Union Cemetery, at Union.
A native of Mills County Iowa, Judge Graves had spent (?) years in Cass County as civi c leader at Rock Bluffs, Union and Plattsmouth. He was 90 years old at the time of his deat h which occurred two months after he suffered broken limbs in a fall here.
A former school teacher, attorney, newspaper publisher, he had served as Justice of th e Peace and Police Magistrate here for the past 23 years being appointed to the post in 192 - , shortly after coming here from Union, where he had practiced law and had published the Un ion Ledger.
During his term as police judge here Judge Graves compiled vast amounts of informatio n about Cass County principally the Union, Rock Bluffs and Plattsmouth communities.
Surviving are Two daughters; Mrs Harry B Royal of Lincoln and Mrs Michael Durtex (?), o ne granddaughter, Helen Nelson,two great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. On e Son Harry E Graves died several weeks ago. His wife preceded him in death." Charles Luthe r Graves compiled vast amounts of information about Cass County, Nebraska, Rock Bluff, Nebras ka and Plattsmouth, Nebraska. (Plattsmouth Journal, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, pg 5, 20 Decembe r 1951)

Noted events in his life were:

• He worked as a Judge and Justice of the Peace, Police magitrate, School teacher and Editor of the Union Ledger.

• He was Methodist.

Charles married Alice Graves , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 18 Dec 1887. Alice was born 1866, died 8 Jan 1912 at age 46, and was buried in Union, Cass County, Nebraska. They had three children: Harry E, Leola , and Living .

5-Harry E Graves died 27 Nov 1951 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.

General Notes: Harry E Graves, preceded his father in death by several weeks.


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HARRY E. GRAVES, NEWSPAPERMAN DIES AT LINCOLN

Harry E. Graves, son of Judge Charles L. Graves of Plattsmouth, died at Lincoln Saturday , October 27, 1951. He was 62 years old. A native of the Plattsmouth community, Mr. Grave s had been suffering from cancer for the past year. He had been a Linotype operator on the Li ncoln Journal staff for the past 25 years. Surviving besides his father, are his wife, Cle o, and daughter, Mrs H.F. Nelson, sisters, Mrs. Michael Derieg and Mrs. Harry Royal, all of L incoln; two granddaughters and two great granddaughters. Born at Union, he got his start i n the newspaper business with his father on the Union Ledger. Later he published the Murray I tems and for a short time was employed on the Plattsmouth Journal. Funeral services were h eld Monday afternoon at 3:30 at Wadlows in Lincoln with Rev. J.J. Sheaff officiating. Buria l was in Wyuka cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. James Graves and Perry Graves of Plattsmouth departe d early Monday morning to attend services.(Plattsmouth Journal, Monday October 29, 1951, pg 1 , Plattsmouth, Nebraska.) ___________________________________________________________________ ___ _________

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3-Eve Graves was born 1826 in Tennessee.

General Notes: Eve Graves was age 24 on 1850 census of Knox County, Tennessee.

Noted events in her life were:

• She appeared on the census 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee.

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3-Andrew J Graves was born 26 Oct 1827 in Knox County, Tennessee and died 2 Apr 1902 in Norborne, Missouri at age 74.

General Notes: Andrew Graves was age 23 on 1850 census of Knox County, Tennessee.

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ANDREW J. GRAVES

Born October 26, 1826, in Knox County, Tennessee. Died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2 , 1902, at his home in Norborne, Missouri.
Deceased was known to may of the citizens of this village, having spent the summer of 1 899 here with his daughter, Mrs. C.L Graves. He left his native state in 1852 and located i n Fremont county, Iowa where he married Isabelle Watkins, whose death occurred six years ago . The past two years his health has been failing, and for a few weeks his condition was quit e serious, resulting in death Wednesday morning. The funeral was held yesterday at Norborne.
Deceased leaves one son and three daughters, Robert H Graves and Mrs. Jacob Schaffer o f Norborne, Mo., Mrs Luther Fox of Hamburg, Iowa, and Mrs C.L. Graves of Union.(newspaper unk nown)

Noted events in his life were:

• He appeared on the census 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee.

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3-Lavina Graves was born 1829 in Tennessee.

Noted events in her life were:

• She appeared on the census 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee.

Lavina married John J Ballard , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 18 Mar 1851.

3-Emmanuel Miller Graves was born 7 Apr 1831 in Tennessee and died 19 May 1915 in Laclede County, Missouri at age 84.

General Notes: Emanuel Miller Graves was listed as a farmer on 1850 census of Knox County, Tennessee. He ser ved in the Civil War - Cert. 965,563 - died in Laclede Co, Mo., May 19, 1915.

Noted events in his life were:

• He appeared on the census 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee.

Emmanuel married Elizabeth Luthy , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 15 Jan 1858 in Hickory County, Missouri. Elizabeth died 3 Jun 1907.

3-Sarah J Graves was born 1834 in Tennessee.

Noted events in her life were:

• She appeared on the census 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee.

Sarah married Jacob Loy , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 8 Aug 1852 in Knox County, Tennessee.

3-Parlee Graves was born about 1837.

Noted events in her life were:

• She appeared on the census 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee.

3-Elena Graves was born 1837 in Tennessee.

General Notes: Elena Graves was age 13 on 1850 census of Knox County, Tennessee.

Noted events in her life were:

• She appeared on the census 1850 in Knox County, Tennessee.

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3-Angeline Graves was born between 1820 and 1825 in Tennessee.

General Notes: Angeline Graves is called Parlee Graves on 1850 census of Tennessee.

Angeline married Nicholas T Gibbs , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 13 Aug 1840 in Knox County, Tennessee.

3-Rachel Graves was born 1840 in Tennessee.

General Notes: Marriage records of Knox County, Tennessee list the marriage of Rachel Graves and John Tucke r as 9 Jan 1840. We have Rachel Graves born in 1840.

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3-David Graves was born 1840.

3-Achilles Hamilton Graves was born 1841 in Tennessee.

General Notes: Achilles Hamilton Graves was age 9 on 1850 census of Knox County, Tennessee.

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3-James Graves .

James married Nancy Gibbs , daughter of David Gibbs and Sarah Tullman (Tillman) , 15 Apr 1847. They had one child: Elizabeth J .

4-Elizabeth J Graves died 8 Sep 1854 in Knox County, Tennessee.

General Notes: Elizabeth J. Graves is buried in the Graves cemetery, on Jim Wolf Road, east of Graveston, Kn ox County, Tennessee. Her Grandfather Boston Graves and her Grandmother Mary Trout Graves ar e also buried there.

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Nancy married John Loy , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. They had two children: Jane and Nancy E .

3-Jane Loy was born 1847 in Tennessee.

3-Nancy E Loy was born 1859 in Tennessee.

2-Isaac Miller was born 12 May 1791 and died 3 Mar 1878 at age 86.

General Notes: Isaac Miller, son of Raccoon, was born May 12, 1791; died Mar. 3, 1878; married Susan Clay ton, born about 1796; died in 1845. Among the marriage records of Knox County, Tennessee, i s one of the marriage of an Isaac Miller to Susan Davis. Descendants of Elijah Miller, son o f Isaac, claim descent from Susan Davis. The descendants of Martin Loy and John Raccoon Mille r living in Iowa claim descent from Isaac and Susan Clayton Miller. This compiler has no proo f of which is correct. The family of Isaac Miller and William Loy were listed in the 1850 cen sus for Platte County, Mo., then both families moved to Page County, Iowa.

Isaac married Susan Clayton , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. Susan was born 1796 and died 1845 at age 49. They had seven children: George, Elijah, Living, Living, Living, Living , and John .

3-George Miller was born 9 Nov 1815 and died 2 Mar 1868 at age 52.

George married Aletha Hill , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 2 Mar 1868.

3-Elijah Miller was born 2 Jan 1825.

Elijah married Aletha Loy , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, 4 Jul 1852 in Page County, Iowa. Aletha was born 15 Nov 1831 in Anderson County, Tennessee.

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