John Graves

#619, b. July 1794, d. July 1844
Father*Peyton Graves b. bt 1760 - 1770, d. a 1840
Mother*Charlotte Pinkard b. bt 1760 - 1770, d. a 1840
     John Graves was born in July 1794. He was the son of Peyton Graves and Charlotte Pinkard. John Graves married Mildred Hicks George 9 May 1817 Pittsylvania County, Virginia. John Graves died July 1844 , Missouri.
      On the Graves family website,

Under John Graves (234) paragraph, is stated:

"One puzzling piece of information is that the 1860 census for Middletown, Prairie Twp., Montgomery Co., MO, dwelling 895, lists John Graves, 27, carpenter, Ann Graves, 20, William Graves, 23, Witcher Graves, 19, and James Graves, 18, all born in VA. This appears to be some of the children of John Graves and Mildred George, and they all match except for John Pinkard Graves. In addition to the age discrepancy of about 10 years for John P., he supposedly moved to Oregon about 1850. In the 1870 census for the same place is a John Graves, 37 with wife Sarah, 23, and daughter Cora, 1. Could the information for John Pinkard Graves be wrong? (R?179, R?186, R?335, R?915)"

My research, including family records show it to be incorrect.

The 1860 census, Middleton, Montgomery County, Missouri, line 18-22, house 896, family 896 has:
John Graves, 24, carpenter, b Virginia
Ann " 20 b Virginia
William " 23 b Virginia
Witcher " 19 b Virginia
James " 18 b Virginia
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Middletown, Montgomery, Missouri; Roll: M653_635; Page: 0; Image: 437.

There is no John Pinkard there at all. You will find him, however, in Abiqua Precinct, Marion County, Oregon,
J. P. Graves, 35, farmer, b Virginia
M (Mariah Glover) 33, b Missouri
and several children.
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Abiqua, Marion, Oregon; Roll: M653_1056; Page: 380; Image: 8.

John Pinckard Graves is the son of William and Lucy (Berger) Graves, not John and Mildred Hicks (George) Graves. John [Jack], Mariah, along with her brother William and his wife, Jane Jett Graves, Jack's sister, all moved to Oregon before 1850. Brother Tom Graves, sister Catherine Nowlin and her husband, John Henry Palmer, and their family followed in 1853.

I did find a "John Graves" in the 1850 census, age 25, in the household with a Mildred Graves in Montgomery County, District 61.

I have no idea where this information on John [234] came from, but it is clearly an error.

Family of John and Mildred

Last Edited=7 Sep 2018
Reference=220- 234