Brick Wall/Thomas Frederick Graves

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Does anyone have info on ancestors of either Frederick Thomas Graves (Apr 1869-Jan 14 1979) b. Davidson Co., TN and d. Collins, TX, or his wife, Marion (Mae) Summers (Sommers) (Aug 1873-1932) b. Helena, AK and d. TN?
in Genealogy Help by Jim Graves G2G Rookie (200 points)

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All the family trees on have the info slightly different, but spouse is the same. Here's the info. I hope it is the same person:

NAME:  Frederick Thomas Graves
BIRTH:  13 Apr 1866 - Davidson County(Davidson)
DEATH:  14 Jan 1949 - Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA
MARRIAGE:  12 Aug 1891 - Phillips, Arkansas, United States 
PARENTS:  Thomas "Tom" James Graves (b 1845 Tennessee)
SPOUSE:  Marion "May" Summers


by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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 Mae's Death Cert.  listing parents James Summers and Joan Yearby.  She may or may not be the child in the census data shown.  Do you know any of her siblings names?  Fred's Death Cert lists parents as Thomas and MaryAnn Graves.

Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955

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Name: May Summers Graves

Death  30 Jan 1932  Memphis, Shelby, TN

Female  Divorced  White

Age: 58 Birth (Est) 1874 Birthplace: Ark.

Father: James Summers  Birthplace: Ill.

Mother Joan Yerby   Birthplace: Ark.

Address: 1956 Higbee Ave.

Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery

Burial Date: 01 Feb 1932

Reference ID: cn1645

U S Census, 1880 Helena, Phillips, AR

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Self  Jas. Sumners  M 48 KY

Wife  Johanna Sumners  F 29 AR

Dau  Edna Sumners  F 11 AR

Dau  Nellie Sumners  F 9 AR

Dau  Mary Sumners  F 7 AR

Son  Yearly Sumners  M 4 AR

Dau  Lena Sumners  F 2 AR

Son  Ray Sumners  M 0 AR


U S Census, 1900 St. Francis Township Helena city Ward 1-2, Phillips, AR

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Head  Joanna Summers  F 49 Jan 1851 AR  Widow

Son  Ray Summers  M 20 AR

Dau  Marie Summers  F 18 AR


Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976

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Source IMAGE:

Name: Fred Thomas Graves

Death  14 Jan 1949  Dallas, Dallas, TX

Male Widowed

Birth Date: 13 Apr 1866 Birthplace: , TN

Father Tom Graves  Mother  Mary Ann

Removal Jan. 16, 1949 to Memphis, TN




by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (753k points)
edited by Chris Hoyt
Information on May Summers looks good, but the info I have on her parents and siblings is:

Father-John W. F. Summers, b.TN 1837, d.1885 Robertson County, TN. Mother: Samantha Adeline Wiley, b.1843 AK, d. 1897 Robertson county, TN. Sister: Nannie, b. 1874 Robertson County, TN. Brother: Johney, Robertson county, TN.
The Informant on her death cert is typed in a J. Fred Graves.  Don't know if the 'J" is a transcription error or a different person.  You can see the actual document at:
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Here is a bare bones search from  There is an 1870 census showing FT Graves, possibly the family you are looking for - parents, siblings.  The later censuses show the spouse you mention.  I didn't fill in spouse and death location in the search as that will bring up a lot more to go through, so I will leave that up to you if you are interested:
by Lauren Conte G2G6 Pilot (115k points)
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John and Samantha (Wilks/Wiley) Summers had a child Marion abt 1871 in TN, however that child is  a Male  - Marion William Summers  who married Susie/Thusie/Thessie Barry/Bery.

See the underlined records below.

Citing this Record :"United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (

Citing this Record:"Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955," index and images, FamilySearch (

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by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (753k points)

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