Rev. 10 Oct. 2011, Gen. 180







Leonard H. Graves (1) was born about 1806 in NC, and died after 1850.  As shown by DNA testing, he was descended from Henry White Graves (probably through his son Henry Graves), descended from Capt. Thomas Graves of VA (genealogy 169).  The exact connection is not presently known.  It was previously thought that he might be a son of John Graves and Ann Campbell of NC & Giles Co., TN (genealogy 82), but the DNA test seems to disprove that.

He may have first married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Wallace.  She may have been born in AL.  There may have been a second son by this marriage.

Leonard married second Catherine B. Keith on 18 Aug. 1827 in Randolph Co., NC.  She was born about 1812 in NC, and died 8 March 1860 in Pulaski, Giles Co., NC.  She was a daughter of Andrew Keith (b.c. 1775, Abbeville Co., SC, son of Daniel Keith and Elizabeth Liddell) and Catherine Eliza Leonard (b.c. 1782, SC, dau. of William Leonard).  Catherine (Leonard) Keith married William Wallis after the death of her husband Andrew.

Lenerd [sic] and Catharine were recorded on the 1850 census in Giles Co., TN.

The child by the first marriage of Leonard H. Graves was born in AL, and all the children of the second marriage were born in Giles Co., TN.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Wallace

+2.   William J. Graves, b.c. 1826, m. Martha Eveline Inman, before Dec. 1848.

Children - Graves, by Catherine B. Keith

    3.  Caroline Jane Graves, m. James Beckham, 1867[1] (Giles Co., TN), d. after 1 March 1866.

+4.   Nancy Catherine Graves, b.c. 1833, m. William F. Brown, 22 Dec. 1852, d. after 1880.

    5.  Newton B. Graves, b. before 1839, d. 1875.

    6.  Alexander Graves, b.c. 1837, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Petty, d. after 8 March 1860.

    7.  Martha Graves, b.c. 1839.

    8.  Mary Graves, b.c. 1842, m. John H. Brown.

    9.  David A. Graves, b.c. 1844.






William J. Graves (2) was born about 1826 in AL.  He married Martha Eveline Inman, daughter of Miticia Dickey, before Dec. 1848.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+10.   John David Graves, b. 29 Dec. 1848, m. Susan H. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, about 1871, d. after 1900.

+11.   Mary M. Graves, b.c. 1852, m. Andrew Henry Brown, c. 1872, d. 1935.


Nancy Catherine Graves (4) was born about 1833 or 1834 in Giles Co., TN, and died after 1880 in TN.  She married William F. Brown, son of John A. Brown (?) and Mary J. McKay, on 22 Dec. 1852 in Pulaski, Giles Co., TN.  He served for the Confederacy in the Civil War.  He was born about 1829 in Giles Co., TN, and died in 1862 in AL in the Civil War.  (R‑1)

Children - Brown

    12.   Andrew Henry Brown, b.c. 1854, m. Mary M. Graves, c. 1872, d. 31 March 1927.  See #11 for descendants.






John David Graves (10) was born 29 Dec. 1848 in Giles Co., TN.  He married Susan H. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1871.  She was born in July 1850 in TN.  This family was recorded on the 1880 census in Lawrence Co., TN and the 1900 census in Fannin Co., TX.  In 1900 Susan stated that seven of her ten children were living.  Their children were born in TN.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

    13.   Mary Graves, b.c. 1871.

+14.   John William Graves, b. 7 April 1873, m. Jennie Barbara Fields, c. 1895, d. after 1900.


Mary M. Graves (11) was born about 1852 in Giles Co., TN, and died in 1935 in Giles Co.  She married Andrew Henry Brown (#12), son of William Henry Brown and Nancy Catherine Graves, about 1872.  He was born about 1854 in Giles Co., TN, and died 31 March 1927 in Giles Co.  (R‑1)

Children - Brown

    15.   William Henry Brown, b. 31 Jan. 1873 (Giles Co., TN), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 2 Dec. 1891, d. 18 Aug. 1918 (Giles Co., TN).






John William (“Bud”) Graves (14) was born 7 April 1873 in Lawrence Co., TN.  He married Jennie Barbara Fields about 1895.  She was born 23 Dec. 1878 in Smith Co., TN.  They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Fannin Co., TX.  In 1910, all 4 of their children were still living, and were listed as Leonard, John, Maudie, and Warren.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

    16.   James G. (or Leonard) Graves, b. May 1897.

+17.   John Campbell Graves, b. 20 Nov. 1898, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑., d. 4 Nov. 1943.

    18.   Maudie Graves, b.c. 1902.

    19.   Warren Graves, b.c. 1904.


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[1]Giles Co., TN Marriage Records, vol. 2 (1865-70).