Revised 30 Oct. 1983, Gen. 30







Johnny (or John) Franklin Graves (1) was born Sept. 1835 in Indiana, and died 29 Feb. 1892 in Indian Territory (now Grove, Delaware Co., Okla.). He moved to Stone Co., Mo. in 1883. He married Jennetta Ann Skieff, daughter of Jessie Skieff and Eda Morris, on 6 Aug. 1883 in Stone Co., Mo. She was also called Auguline (nicknamed Line) on her marriage license to John, Jentia, Jennettie, and Livey (could this be a misreading of Liney?) on other documents, and Polina in the 1880 census. One family member said she was nicknamed after a cow she milked as a child. Between the date of the marriage and June 1884, they moved to Oak Grove, Carroll Co., Ark. They lived in Carroll Co. about 6 years. After the birth of their last child, they moved back to Stone Co., Mo. John went off mining and was reported to have died. However, Jennetta got a divorce dated 5 March 1891 (before the death date on his tombstone) to be sure she was free to marry again. John was in Grove, Oklahoma Territory when he died. He could read and write and did some mining. Did John have another marriage before marrying Jennetta Ann? (R-1)

Children - Graves

+2. Johnny Franklin Graves II, b. 1 June 1884, m. Dosha Elizabeth Owens, 27 Oct. 1910, d. 9 April 1962.

+3. William Claude Graves, b. 13 Jan. 1886, m(1) Artie Rodella May McGuire, 23 April 1906, m(2) Pansy May Burch Owens, 1949, d. 26 Dec. 1959.

+4. Rose Pamelia Graves, b. 23 Feb. 1888, m(1) Paul Elias Owens, 18 Feb. 1906, m(2) Walter Benard, d. 7 May 1966.

5. Robert Cleveland Graves, b. July 1890 (Oak Grove, Carroll Co., Ark.), m. Artie Edwards, d. 16 Jan. 1958 (Tulsa, Tulsa Co., Okla.). No children. Raised 3 step-children by name of Edwards.






Johnny Franklin Graves II (2) was born 1 June 1884 in Oak Grove, Carroll Co., Ark., and died 9 April 1962 in Tulsa, Tulsa Co., Okla. He married Dosha Elizabeth Owens on 27 Oct. 1910 in Stone Co., Mo. They moved from Stone Co. to Tulsa in 1922. (R-1)

Children - Graves

+6. Myrtle May Graves, b. 2 July 1912, m. Carol Ross Brazelton, 16 Nov. 1931.

7. Johnny Fate Graves, b. and d. Nov. 1914 (Stone Co., Mo.).

+8. Maudie Lucille Graves, b. 1 June 1917, m(1) Thomas Harold Melson, 16 Feb. 1939, m(2) Clyde Mathew Waid, 15 Feb. 1968.

+9. Claude Franklin Graves, b. 6 March 1920, m. Wilma Jean Andreson, 12 July 1941, d. 29 July 1972.


William Claude Graves (3) was born 13 Jan. 1886 in Oak Grove, Carroll Co., Ark., and died 26 Dec. 1959 in California of a heart attack. He first married Artie Rodella May McGuire on 23 April 1906 in Stone Co., Mo. She was born 26 Feb. 1888. He secondly married Pansy May Burch Owens in 1949 in Oroville, Calif. There were no children by the second marriage. William C. Graves left Stone Co., Mo. in 1922 (at the same time his brother Johnny moved) and settled around Oroville, Calif. The first 7 children were born in Stone Co., Mo., and the last 2 in Creek Co., Okla. (R-1)

Children - Graves, by Artie R. M. McGuire

+10. Clura Renzo Graves, b. 21 Feb. 1907, m. Rosemary Sadowski, d. 3 Oct. 1940.

+11. Cassie Leora Graves, b. 12 May 1909, m. Cleo Steele, 27 June 1928, d. 22 March 1966.

+12. Inez Leona Graves, b. 12 March 1911, m. William Theodore Scott, 31 Dec. 1928.

13. Claude Graves, b. 3 March 1913, d. 17 March 1913 (Stone Co., Mo.). Twin of Clide.

14. Clide Graves, b. 3 March 1913, d. 4 May 1913 (Stone Co., Mo.). Twin of Claude.

+15. Floyd Roosevelt Graves, b. 12 Jan. 1920, m. Marty Gibbons.

16. Harold Douglas Graves, b. 13 Aug. 1921, m. Esther E. Farrow, 15 Aug. 1942. No children.

+17. William Kenneth Graves, b. 5 April 1923, m. Lorraine Allen, 1943.

+18. Adabelle Agnes Graves, b. 15 May 1925, m. Floyd Owen, Sept. 1942.


Rose Pamelia Graves (4) was born 23 Feb. 1888 in Oak Grove, Carroll Co., Ark., and died 7 May 1966 in Slaton, Texas. She first married Paul Elias Owens on 18 Feb. 1906. She secondly married Walter Benard (date unknown). There were no children by the second marriage. (R-1)

Children - Owens

+19. Adrian Owens, b. 26 July 1908, m. Elizabeth Mae Alford, 27 Jan. 1932.

+20. Vera Pauline Owens, b. 19 Nov. 1914, m. J. J. Maxey, 27 Jan. 1932.


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