STANFORD GRAVES, ARIANA - DeWitt County, Texas | ARIANA STANFORD GRAVES - Texas Gravestone Photos


Clinton Cemetery
DeWitt County,

June 18, 1792 - April 2, 1865

ARIANA STANFORD-GRAVES, born 19 June 1792 in Orange Co, North Carolina, was the daughter of US Congressman, Hon. Richard Stanford (1767-1816) and Jeanette Meabane (1768-1798).

Ariana married Rev. Elijah Graves on 05 May 1812 in Orange County, North Carolina at her Father's house, The Stanford Plantation. Elijha's father gave the couple one of his farms which was named Rockhouse located about two miles from where Ralph Graves lived in Granville County, North Carolina. When Ariana's father, Hon. Richard Stanford, passed away in 1816, he gave the couple his Stanford Plantation in Orange County, North Carolina. Elijah & Ariana had ELEVEN children that are known of:

Eliza Jeanette Graves-Morrow (1813-1880),
Cornelia Mebane Graves-Morrow (1814-1890),
Richard Stanford Graves (1816-1887),
Ralph Lewis Graves (1818-?),
Elijah Morrison Graves (1820-?),
Henry Scott Graves (1821-1906),
Ariana Stanford Graves-Milton (1825-1869),
Mary Annabella Graves-Graham (1827-1852),
Julia Caroline Graves-Leigh (1830-1907),
William Paisley Graves (1831-1881), and
one Daughter who died at birth (dates unknown).

After a richly varied life as a pastor's wife and business partner spanning fifty-two years across several states, Ariana met a beautiful and peaceful passing into the Christian afterlife, and on 2 April 1864, her body was laid to rest at the Clinton Cemetery in Clinton (Present Day Cuero), DeWitt County, Texas.

*Photo & Biography by Mark Morrow

Contributed on 12/6/19 by ashaw444
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Submitted: 12/6/19 • Approved: 12/6/19 • Last Updated: 12/9/19 • R240073-G240072-S3

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