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Graves, Barzillai

Male 1820 - 1903  (82 years)


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  • Name Graves, Barzillai 
    Born 14 Dec 1820  Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Dock 
    Reference Number 1926 
    Died 27 Jun 1903 
    Buried First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1901  Caswell County
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 

    Father Graves, Jeremiah,   b. 4 Jan 1786, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1868, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lea, Delilah S.,   b. 1 Jan 1799, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1838, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 14 Mar 1816  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Reference Number 11828 
    Family ID F273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Dec 1820 - Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Barzillai Graves (1820-1903) Grave Marker (First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, NC)
    Barzillai Graves (1820-1903) Grave Marker (First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, NC)

  • Notes 
    • Barzillai Graves (1820-1903)

      Barzillai Graves (1820-1903)

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      Find A Grave Memorial
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      State of North Carolina )
      Caswell County )

      Pursuant to notice and in obedience to a commission directed to any Judge, Notary Public, or Justice of the Peace in the State of North Carolina issuing from I. W. Eurich, a Justice of the Peace for Jefferson County in the State of Kentucky, I John E. Brown, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Caswell, State of North Carolina, proceeded to take the deposition of Barzillai Graves at the Court House in Yanceyville on the 19th day of August 1844 to be read in evidence in a suit now pending before I. W. Eurich a Justice of the Peace in the County of Jefferson and State of Kentucky as aforesaid wherein Elijah Graves is plaintiff and Lewis Shirley is defendant.

      Barzillai Graves being first duly sworn _____ sayeth as follows. That some time in the year 1823 or [18]24 to the best of his knowledge Elijah Graves [applied] to him for a small sum of money the amount not now recollected and stated that he had an order (a verbal order this deponent believes from Lewis Shirley on this deponent for that amount) -- This deponent replyed to Elijah Graves that he would not pay the order for he held Lewis Shirley's receipt in full for all he was due _____; and for the satisfaction of the aforesaid Elijah Graves this deponent did subsequently show and exhibit to him the aforesaid receipt signed by Lewis Shirley and this deponent further sayeth that he never did pay to Elijah Graves any money for Lewis Shirley and further this deponent sayeth not.

      Barzillai Graves

      Sworn and subscribed to before me the day & year first above written.

      John E. Brown JP
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      It appears that Elijah Graves sued Lewis Shirley in a Kentucky court, possibly to collect a debt. Lewis Shirley apparently defended the claim by stating that the debt had been paid as a result of Barzillai Graves paying to Elijah Graves an amount owed by Barzillai Graves to Lewis Shirley. The Barzillai Graves deposition is to the effect that the debt to Lewis Shirley had been paid, as evidenced by a receipt from Lewis Shirley, and that Barzillai Graves paid no amount to Elijah Graves in satisfaction of the apparent Lewis Shirley indebtedness to Elijah Graves.

      The identity of this Barzillai Graves has not been determined, but he was not the well-known Reverend Barzillai Graves (1759-1827). Possibilities: (1) Barzillai Graves (1782-1850), son of John Herndon Graves and Nancy Slade (had a brother named Elijah Graves); Barzillai Graves (1802-1867), son of Solomon Graves (but believed living in Georgia in 1844); and (3) Barzillai Graves (1820-1903), son of Jeremiah Graves and Delilah S. Lea.

      John E. Brown, Justice of the Peace, is believed to be Dr. John Edmunds Brown, M.D. (1800-1846), who for many years served as a Justice in Caswell County, North Carolina. At the time, a justice of the peace would have been a member of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. This body, while serving as an inferior court of limited jurisdiction, also functioned as the county's executive branch. In 1868, the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions was replaced, with respect to its executive authority, with the Board of County Commissioners.
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      Barzillai (Dock) Graves may have provided/sold the land upon which the Graves Chapel Baptist Church was built in Caswell County, North Carolina. See: Caswell County Churches History.
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      The 1850 US Census shows Barzillai Graves age 30 as a farmer with his own household. The only other person in the household is William B. Graves age 22. Both claim to be farmers. In three years William B. Graves would be married to Mary Elizabeth Shuford.

      1850 United States Federal Census
      Name: Barzillar Graves
      Age: 30
      Birth Year: abt 1820
      Birthplace: Caswell
      Home in 1850: Caswell, North Carolina
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 819
      Household Members: Name Age
      Barzillar Graves 30
      William B Graves 22

      1850 United States Federal Census - Slave Schedules
      Name: Barzillai Graves
      Residence Date: 1850
      Residence Place: Caswell, North Carolina, USA
      Number of Enslaved People: 9
      All Enslaved People:
      Gender Age
      Male 65
      Female 45
      Female 23
      Male 21
      Female 16
      Female 10
      Male 6
      Male 5
      Female 6

      1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: B Graves
      Age: 39
      Birth Year: abt 1821
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: North Carolina
      Home in 1860: Caswell, North Carolina
      Post Office: Yanceyville
      Dwelling Number: 1116
      Family Number: 1120
      Occupation: Farmer
      Real Estate Value: 9000
      Personal Estate Value: 6000

      1880 United States Federal Census
      Name: B. Graves
      Age: 59
      Birth Date: Abt 1821
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1880: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina, USA
      Dwelling Number: 224
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
      Marital Status: Single
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Occupation: Farmer
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members Age Relationship
      B. Graves 59 Self (Head)

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1981) at 38.