David Starn Graves

#599, b. 12 August 1819, d. 22 November 1877
Father*William Graves b. 13 Jul 1792, d. 28 Jul 1841
Mother*Lucy Berger b. 26 Oct 1801, d. 12 Nov 1839
     David Starn Graves was born on 12 August 1819 Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He was the son of William Graves and Lucy Berger. David and Lucy A. Wade Dickenson, daughter of Crispin Dickenson and Christianna Berger, were married 23 August 1841 Pittsylvania County, Virginia. David and Ida V Saunders, daughter of Alfred E. Saunders and Martha Collins Berger, were married 29 September 1862 Caswell County, North Carolina, "Cousin Lucy died first, and cousin David married again. His second wife was his cousin Ida Saunders. He died before Ida did, and she became the wife of cousin Samuel S. Nowlin."

On the Marriage bond were Bondsman, FLW (FSW) Graves and the witness was Thomas W Graves. Thomas W Graves was also the clerk of the court.

His brother Thomas was in Arizona by this time.1,2 David Starn Graves died 22 November 1877, Pittsylvania County, Virginia at age 58 years, 3 months and 10 days.

Family of David and Lucy

Children of David and Ida

Last Edited=31 Jan 2022


  1. [S301] David William Graves. David William Graves (1837-1918), Autobiography, 1916, C158, Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Ellis Library, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.
  2. [S395] Ancestry.com, online Ancestry.com, David S Graves to Ida V Saunders in the North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868.
  3. [S243] 1880 US Census Population Schedule, Washington, District of Columbia, US National Archives, Year: 1880; Census Place: Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia; Roll: 1385; Page: 481A; Enumeration District: 179.