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Fifth Generation

Family of Mary G. ADAMS (10) & Major Lee GRAVES

29. Olevia R. GRAVES. Born in 1866 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 81, Olevia R. died in 1947. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900.

Olevia R. married Robert T. TODD, son of James TODD Junior (1823-1882) & Ellen RUSH (1824-1879). Born in 1859 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 75, Robert T. died in 1934. Buried in 1934 in Kizer Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1880. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900. Alias/AKA: "Bob".

They had the following children:
i. Ellie Mae. Born on 8 Mar 1889. At the age of 1, Ellie Mae died on 11 Jan 1891. Buried in Jan 1981 in Kizer Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.

77 ii. Elizabeth (1891-1968)
78 iii. Jessie A. (1893-1980)
79 iv. Dayton (1897-1987)
80 v. Dale (1900-1930)
81 vi. Cova G. (1902-1987)
82 vii. Carl (1904-1935)
83 viii. Mary Lee (1908-1987)
84 ix. Fay Levi

30. Basley Henry GRAVES. Born on 22 Oct 1868 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 47, Basley Henry died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 9 Aug 1916. Buried in 1916 in Rosser Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in 17th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870.

On 10 Feb 1898 when Basley Henry was 29, he first married Betty J. WALL, daughter of Henry Clay WALL (1847-1914) & Dephia Ann FLAKE (1852-1934). Born on 11 Aug 1876 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 25, Betty J. died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 3 Aug 1902. Buried in Aug 1902 in Wall Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

Betty J. Wall, the only daughter of Henry Clay Wall and Delphia Ann Flake, married Bass Graves on on February 10, 1898. Betty died on August 3, 1902 giving birth to her second child. The baby died also. The first child lived only 14 days.

They had the following children:
i. Julia F.. Born on 7 Oct 1899 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Julia F. died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 21 Oct 1899. Buried in 1899 in Wall Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

ii. Bettie. Born on 19 Jul 1902 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Bettie died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 12 Aug 1902. Buried in 1920 in Wall Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.


On 8 Oct 1905 when Basley Henry was 36, he second married Cornelia PEARSON, daughter of William Dudley PEARSON (1839-1900) & Susan Frances WILLIAMS (1844-1895), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 22 May 1881 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 30, Cornelia died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 11 Apr 1912. Buried in Apr 1912 in Rosser Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Nelia".

Research: Friday, April 19, 1912: The same week that nearly 2000 unfortunate souls lost their lives in the sinking of the Titanic, one Carroll County resident was having better luck. Jim Kee was reported as finding 41 silver half dollars buried on his property while digging post holes. Since all the coins dated from 1844 to 1861, Kee speculated that they were hidden sometime during the Civil War. He added that he planned to a lot more digging when he found the time. That same week, prominent Clarksburg resident Mrs. Bass Graves passed away at the age of 35.

They had the following children:
i. Infant. Infant died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 19 Feb 1907. Buried on 19 Feb 1907 in Rosser Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

ii. J.B.. J.B. died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 8 Dec 1908. Buried in Dec 1908 in Rosser Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

85 iii. Joe Ray (1909-2001)
86 iv. Laura Mai (1912-)

31. Lucy Penelope GRAVES. Born in 1872. At the age of 77, Lucy Penelope died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1949. Buried in May 1949 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Chesterfield, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1916. Alias/AKA: "Dollie".

Funeral services for Mrs. R.H. Milam, 77, were conducted in the family home Thursday afternoon by Rev.Edwin Deusner. She was a member of the Ridge Grove Baptist Church, having united there at an early age. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Milam was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Major L. Graves. In 1890 she was married to the late Dr. R.H. Milam. She was preceded in death by her husband and two daughters. Two sons, Oscar and Hal, survive; and a brother Joe H. Graves of Hendersonville.

On 3 Apr 1890 when Lucy Penelope was 18, she married Doctor Rufus Henry MILAM, son of Madison Hartwell MILAM (1847-1917) & Louvisa Ann MEALS (1852-1880). Born on 16 Dec 1871 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 55, Rufus Henry died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 11 Mar 1927. Buried in 1927 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Chesterfield, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1917.

Obituary: Prominent Doctor and Good Citizen, Dr. R.H. Milam died Thursday Night after an Illness of Serveral Months.. Dr. Rufus Henry Milam, aged 56 years, breathed his last March 11th, at the family home on Jackson Street after an illness from dropsy and other complications. A son of the late M.H. and Lavica Meals Milam, he was born northwest of Lexington, December 16th, 1871. He was educated in the common schools of the county, and on April 3rd, 1890, was married to Miss Lucy Penelope Graves. To this union were born four children: Mary Lorene, died at one year of age, and Mrs. G.F. (Lavica Laverna) Walker, died 17 years ago. The sons, Oscar L. Milam, of Westlaco, Texas, and Hal Milam, are left with their mother to mourn this devoted husband and indulgent father. He leaves also two sisters, Mrs. I.M. (Mellie) Fesmire and Mrs. E. L. (Flora) Fesmire; four half brothers, Edgar, Luther, Sam, and James Milam, and two half sisters, Mrs. Ethel Giles and Mrs. Beulah Laws. A brother, James Hartwell Milam, died November 5th, 1901, and a sister, Miss Anna Milam, died September 28th, 1894.
About 26 years ago, he began the practice of medicine at Rock Springs, this county, having received his training in the medical department at the University of Tennessee, Nashville. In 1902, he moved to Chesterfield to practice his profession and remained there until he came to Lexington. In the practice of his profession he was faithful, unselfish and kind. He had been a member of the Rock Springs Methodist Episcopal Church, South, about 35 years, and on April 15th, 1920, his membership was transferred to the Lexington Church of the same denomination. Rev. W.D. Jenkins and Rev. Fleetwood Ball conducted the funeral service at the residence; the Senior Class of the High School, classmates of Hal Milam, attended in a body. Burial in Lexington Cemetery.

They had the following children:
87 i. Lavica Laverna (1891-1911)
ii. Oscar. Born on 3 May 1895. At the age of 79, Oscar died on 11 Oct 1974. Buried in Oct 1974 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Oscar married Leslie E. McCALL, daughter of Priestly P. McCALL (1865-1901) & Vernie WISE (1875-1943). Born on 6 Jul 1895. At the age of 85, Leslie E. died on 14 Nov 1980. Buried in Nov 1980 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 1st District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910.

iii. Mary Lorene. Born on 25 Oct 1902. At the age of 1, Mary Lorene died on 4 Nov 1903. Buried in Nov 1903 in Union Church Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

iv. Royal Hal. Born on 7 May 1908. At the age of 75, Royal Hal died on 12 Jan 1984. Buried in Jan 1984 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1931. Alias/AKA: "Hal".

On 4 Jun 1931 when Royal Hal was 23, he married Sylvia McCONNELL, in Metropolis, Illinois. Born on 26 Aug 1913. At the age of 77, Sylvia died on 9 Apr 1991. Buried in 1991 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Marriage Announcement: An interesting wedding occurred Sunday, June 4th, 1931, in Metropolis, Illinois, when Mr. Hal Milam and Miss Sylvia McConnell were married. Mr. Milam was reared in Lexington and is the son of Mrs. R. H. and the late Dr. Milam. He has been a teacher in the county and engaged in various business enterprises. His bride has lived in Lexington for about a year, her father being connected with the N. C. & St. L. Ry. She lived previously in Kentucky and has many friends both in her old home and in Lexington. They are living at present with Mr. Milam's mother on North Main Street.

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