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The father (1) is not known at this time.  He married, and the parents lived in Lynchburg, VA.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+2.   George Clinton Graves, b.c. 1810, m. Charlotte Logan Sprinkle.

+3.   William C. Graves, b.c. 1812-1820, m. Margaret A. C. Hood, 11 Dec. 1839, d. 1845.

+4.   Clarissa Graves, b.c. 1814, m. James Henry Cardwell, 15 Jan. 1834, d. 1834-1840.






George Clinton Graves (2) was born about 1810 in Lynchburg, VA.  When quite a young man, he located in Wytheville, VA., and married Charlotte Logan Sprinkle, daughter of Henry Sprinkle, Jr. and Susanna Heft.  She was born in Wythe Co., VA.

George has not been identified in the 1830 or 1840 censuses of Virginia.  George and Charlotte have not been found in the 1850 census.  However, children William and Virginia (both listed as born in TN) are in the 1850 census for Wythe Co., VA, living with Charlotte’s father Henry (b.c. 1772, PA) and Mary Sprinkle (b.c. 1799, TN, probably their aunt).  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

    5.  Elizabeth Graves, d. at about 19 years of age.

+6.   William Henry Graves, b. 7 Sept. 1833, m. Florida Whiting, d. 29 July 1931.

    7.  Virginia C. Graves, b.c. 1835, m. John H. Caldwell (or maybe Cardwell?).


William C. Graves (3) was probably born 1812-1820 (based on the ages of his known siblings and his date of marriage(, and died in 1845.  He married Margaret A. Hood on 11 Dec. 1839 in Mars Hill Presbyterian Church, Athens, McMinn Co., TN.  She was born about 1817 in SC (according to the 1850 census).  After William died, she married Moses Cunningham on McMinn Co., TN in 1850.

William Graves of Athens, McMinn Co., TN was given as a brother of George and Clarissa by John Card Graves (R‑1), and the William discussed here is the only one found who fits the description.  The Kingston Gazeteer of Kingston, TN, and the Hiawassee Patriot newspapers both listed the marriage.  A query in GenForum, May 14, 1998, by Vickie Elam White, stated: “Need info on William and Margaret A. (HOOD) GRAVES, who lived in Athens, McMinn Co. TN. They married in 1839, in McMinn Co. TN.  William died in 1845, leaving two minor children -- George Arthur and Clarissa. They became wards of their uncle, Donald M. HOOD of Cass Co., GA. (Cass Co. was formed in 1832 and was renamed Bartow Co. in 1861.) Margaret remarried in 1850 to Moses CUNNINGHAM of McMinn Co., TN.”

The 1850 census for Cass Co., GA, lists Donald M. Hood, 26, TN, in the household of John B. Hood, 70, TN, with John M. Graves, 6, TN.  The 1860 census for Rome, Floyd Co., GA, shows Donald M. Hood, 36, married, with no Graves children.

The 1850 census for McMinn Co., TN, in the household of Moses Cunningham, farmer, and wife Margaret, lists Clarissa Graves, 21, George Graves, 10, John Graves, 8, Margaret Graves, 8, all born in TN.  Obviously, if the children went to GA, they didn’t stay there.  The 1860 census for McMinn Co., TN, lists Clara C. Graves, 19, and George Graves, 17, living with Moses and Margaret Cunningham.

Children - Graves

    8.  Clarissa Graves, b.c. 1841.

+9.   George Arthur Graves, b. Nov. 1842, m. Mary Elizabeth Davis, 1868.


Clarissa Graves (4) was born about 1814 in TN, and died about 1838 (1834-1840) in Knox Co., TN.  She married James Henry Cardwell, son of Perrin Cardwell and Elizabeth (Amelia) Worsham, on 15 Jan. 1834 in Knox Co., TN.  He was born 6 Dec. 1812 in VA, and died 26 Jan. 1853 in Abingdon, Washington Co., VA.  (R‑3)

Children - Cardwell

+10.   George W. Cardwell, b.c. 1836, m. Naomi L. Strawhorn, 27 Oct. 1858, d. 1861-65.

    11.   S. A. Cardwell (daughter), b.c. 1838 (TN).






William Henry Graves (6) was born 7 Sept. 1833 in VA, and died 29 July 1931 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.  He was educated at William and Mary College.  He was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Alabama, Florida and Kentucky.  He married Florida Whiting, daughter of John M. Whiting (formerly of VA, banker and president of South and North Alabama R.R.) and Elizabeth Bell.  They lived in Louisville, KY.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

    12.   Elizabeth Eleanor Graves

    13.   Mary Virginia Graves

+14.   Florida Graves, m. Edward Devereux Smith, d. 1950.



George Arthur Graves (9) was born in Nov. 1842 in TN.  He married Mary Elizabeth Davis, 1868.  She was born in June 1849 in GA.  They were in the 1870 census for Floyd Co., GA.  They were in the 1880 census for Prairie, Sebastian Co., AR.  They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Springdale, Washington Co., AR.  He was a farmer.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

    15.   Ella Graves, b.c. 1869 (GA).

    16.   Julia Estelle Graves, b. 6 Feb. 1870, m. William John Forbes, d. 2 May 1935.

    17.   Arthur Graves, b.c. 1875 (AR).

    18.   Mamie Graves, b. Feb. 1881 (AR).



George W. Cardwell (10) was born about 1836 in Abingdon, Washington Co., VA, and died in May 1876 in Oxford, Lafayette Co., MS.  He married Naomi L. Strawhorn, daughter of Allen S. Strawhorn and Nancy Eliza Telford, on 27 Oct. 1858 in Oxford, Lafayette Co., MS.  She was born in Nov. 1843 in Aberdeen, Monroe Co., MS, and died 1911-1920 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR.

They were in the 1860 census for Lafayette Co., MS, living with her mother, with no children.  They haven’t been found in the 1870 census.  She was in the 1880 census for Oxford, Lafayette Co., MS, widowed, dressmaker, living with her mother N. E. Cardwell, with 6 children.  All their children were born in Oxford, Lafayette Co., MS.  (R‑3)

Children - Cardwell

    19.   Joseph Henry Cardwell, b. 7 Nov. 1860, m. Mary Lloyd Medders, d. 22 June 1941 (Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX).

    20.   Thomas (“Tom”) Milton Cardwell, b. 25 June 1863, d. 16 July 1890 (Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR).

    21.   William A. (“Willie” or “Will”) Cardwell, b. Sept. 1865, d. 1 Aug. 1884 (Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR).

    22.   Linda H. Cardwell, b. 15 July 1868, m. Samuel Berry, 28 April 1886 (Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR), d. 20 March 1948 (Los Angeles Co., CA).

    23.   Margaret (“Maggie”) Cardwell, b. 1871, m. David William Boyce, 24 Nov. 1893 (Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR), d.c. 1913 (Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR).

    24.   George Dudley Cardwell, b. 15 July 1873, m. Louanne (“Annie”) Moore, 25 Dec. 1903 (Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR), d. 5 July 1927 (Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR).

    25.   Stonewall Jackson Cardwell, b. Nov. 1875, m. Annie L. Moss, 22 Oct. 1901 (Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR), d. 4 June 1928 (Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR).






Julia Estelle Graves (16) was born 6 Feb. 1870 in Salem, Upson Co., GA, and died 2 May 1935 in Joplin, MO.  She married William John Forbes, son of Dr. Joseph H. Forbes and Eliza A. Andrews.  He was born 9 Feb. 1862 in Hackett, Sebastian Co., AR, and died 22 Nov. 1954.  (R‑4)

Children - Forbes

+26.   Earl Arthur Forbes, b. 5 March 1889, m. Pearl Sitz, 21 May 1925, d. 18 June 1970.

+27.   Noble Guy Forbes, b. 29 June 1892, m. Zachy Taylor Forbes, 12 Aug. 1916, d. 7 March 1960.



Florida Graves (14) was born in AL, and died in 1950 in Atlanta, GA.  She married Edward Devereux Smith, son of Addison Gillespie Smith and Florence Hopkins.  He was born in AL, and died in 1950 in Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.  (R‑2)

Children - Smith

    28.   Addison Gillespie Smith, b. 26 Dec. 1909 (Birmingham, AL), d. 1983 (Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA).


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