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GRAVES, Samuel
HINSON, Barshaba
GRAVES, Jonathan
GRAVES, Nathan D.
(1811-Aft 1884)
GRAVES, Thomas J. K.


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COLWELL, Margaret Jane "Jane"

GRAVES, Thomas J. K. 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 1836, Ohio 6 7 8
  • Marriage: COLWELL, Margaret Jane "Jane" on 14 Feb 1867 in Stark co., Illinois 1
  • Died: 2 Jan 1893, Quitman, Nodaway co., Missouri at age 57 9 10 11 12
  • Buried: 4 Jan 1893, Masonic Cemetery, Quitman, Nodaway co., Missouri 13 12 14

bullet   Cause of his death was hepatitis.14


bullet  General Notes:

History, from Jennifer Sharp:
From the southwest corner of the cemetery, Thomas' grave is in row 21, north to south.

"Thomas was a Civil War veteran. He claimed residence in Essex, Stark County, Illinois, and enlisted in the Union Army on September 30, 1864, at age 28. He served in Co. F., 20th Illinois Infantry Regiment. The 20th Illinois was assigned to General William Tecumseh Sherman. Thomas was part of Sherman's March, traveling across the South from Atlanta to the sea, then up the coast to Richmond and on to Washington. He was part of the Grand Review, held in Washington in May, 1865, to celebrate the Union victory. Thomas was mustered out of the army July 6, 1865 in Huntington, Illinois.

The Muster and Descriptive Rolls for Co. F. 20th Illinois Infantry Regiment lists Thomas under the section "Drafted and Substitute Recuits." It states that Thomas was 5'10 1/2" tall, with dark hair, blue eyes, and light complexion. Occupation is listed as farmer. He was enlisted for the period of 1 year. Pay due from enrollment, never settled, was $30.21"

Leeson, p. 209: "Twentieth Infantry, organized at Joliet, was mustered in June 13, 1861; had first engagement with Jeff. Thompson's rebels, Oct. 20th, near Fredericktown. In January, 1862, the command accompanied Grant through Kentucky; in February engaged at Fort Donelson; in April , at Shiloh; at Britton's Lane, on September 1st, and so on, through Jackson, Holly Springs, Tallahatchie, to the muster out at Chicago., July 19, 1865." Thomas Graves was in Co. F. 9

bullet  Medical Notes:

NCGS files cite as the source: "Nodaway County Missouri 1890 Special Census". Pvt. Co F, 20 IL Infantry, 30 Sep 1864 - 7 Jul 1865. By 1890 lived at Quitman, MO suffering from Lame Back caused by fever.

No.: 632
Date of Report: Jan. 25, 1893
Name: Graves, Thomas
Sex and Color: Male, White
Age: 51
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death:Jan. 2, 1893
Marital Status: Married
Nationality: American
Where Born:Illinois
How long residing in this state? 15 (years?)
Place of Death: Quitman
Cause of death:Hepatitis
Complication: -
Duration of complication: -
Duration of Disease: 8 weeks
Place of Burial: Quitman, MO
Date of Burial: Jan. 4, 1893
Name of Untertaker: J. J. Gillenger
Place of Business: Quitman, MO
Name and Residence of Phyisican returning Certificate: W. W. Neill, Quitman, MO 12 15

bullet  Death Notes:

Hepatitis, 8 weeks; physician returning certificate was W. Hull
of Quitman.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Relocated: from Ohio, Abt 1849, Illinois. 16 when Jonathan was about 9 years of age, per Jonathan's obituary.

Census: farmer, 1860, Toulon, Stark co., Illinois. 17 in the household of Thomas Graves (father)

1860 Stark county, Illinois census
Nathan D. Graves, 49M, farmer, $4000/$500, NC
Sarah, 49F, OH
Thomas, 23M, farmer, OH
John, 21M, farmer, OH
Lea, 20F, OH
Jonathan, 18M, Laborer, OH
Jasper, 16M, Laborer, OH
Nancy, 10F, IL
Samuel, 8M, IL
Ray, James, 23M, Laborer, OH

Military: enlisted, 30 Sep 1864, <Stark co.>, Illinois. 10 15 Private, Co. F, 20th Illinois Infantry, Regt. 30

Military: discharged, 7 Jul 1865, <Stark co.>, Illinois. 15

Census: Blacksmith, 1870, Essex twp., Stark co., Illinois. 18 $3200/560 in property

residence, Bet 1880 and 1888. 19 From Stark co., Illinois to Missouri

Census: Farmer, 1880, Essex twp., Stark co., Illinois. 20

Occupation: Blacksmith, 1893, Quitman, Nodaway co., Missouri. 12


Thomas married Margaret Jane "Jane" COLWELL, daughter of William COLWELL and Milley, on 14 Feb 1867 in Stark co., Illinois.1 (Margaret Jane "Jane" COLWELL was born about 1849 in Peoria co., Illinois 21 22.) The cause of her death was cancer.14

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Alt. Marriage: Alt. Marriage, 12 Feb 1867, Stark co., Illinois. 23 Also in household is Bazill Colwell (looks like a brother of Margaret?), 22M, Farm Hand, born Indiana.

Sarah Hatty Graves, p. 15 of the Stark co., Cemetery book, in Sheets Cemetery, Section 16, A-208, d. 21 Jan. 1878, aged 4 yr. 20 days, daughter of T. and M. J. Graves. Is she a child of this family? The info on Samuel comes from the same book.

went to Nodaway co., Missouri in 1882

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Jennifer Sharp says Margaret Jane Colwell married Fetchall after Thomas Graves died, then they divorced and she married Hunter.



1 Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900, Graves, Thomas & Colwell, Margaret Jane, Stark county, Feb. 14, 1867, Vol. 2, p. 7.

2 1860 Federal Census, Illinois, Stark co.

3 1870 Federal Census, Illinois, Stark co.

4 Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900, "Thomas Graves."

5 1880 Federal Census, Illinois, Stark co.

6 1860 Federal Census, Illinois, Stark co.

7 1870 Federal Census, Illinois, Stark co.

8 1880 Federal Census, Illinois, Stark co.

9 Jennifer L. Sharp.

10 Green Township Cemeteries, Nodaway County, Missouri (Nodaway County Genealogical Society, Box 214, Maryville, Missouri 64468).

11 Missouri State Archives Online Database, Url:, d. Jan 2, 1893.

12 Nodaway co., Missouri.

13 Jennifer L. Sharp.

14 Missouri State Archives Online Database, Url:

15 Nodaway County Genealogical Society.

16 Saturday, May 13, 1911 Burlington Jct. Post, Burlington Jct., Missouri.

17 1860 Federal Census, Illinois, Stark co.

18 1870 Federal Census, Illinois, Stark co.

19 Jennifer L. Sharp.

20 1880 Federal Census, Illinois, Stark co.

21 1870 Federal Census, Illinois, Stark co.

22 1880 Federal Census, Illinois, Stark co.

23 Jennifer L. Sharp.

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