Posted By:Michael DeLorenzo
Subject:Sarah M Graves b1847 dau of James J & Adeline (Stone) Graves mar James A Humes
Post Date:February 15, 2004 at 05:01:06
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Forum:Mercer County, OH Genealogy Forum
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 739, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"J.A. HUMES was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, March 13, 1840, and is one of a family of fifteen children born to JOHN and MARGARET (FRAZIER) HUMES. JOHN HUMES was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, December 18, 1799, and was a son of WILLIAM HUMES, a native of Ireland, who was there married, and emigrated to America in 1796, dying in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and leaving the following children: ELIZABETH, JOHN, MARTHA, JANE, SAMUEL, WILLIAM and JAMES. JOHN HUMES, when yet a boy, went to Ohio County, Virginia, and learned shoemaking. In 1819, he married MARGARET FRAZIER, a native of Ohio County, and born December 12, 1806. He went to Muskingum County in about 1822, thence moved to Coshocton County, and thence to Fulton County, Indiana, where he died in 1871; his wife died in 1855. His family consisted of the following children: WILLIAM, RUTH, SAMUEL, JOSEPH, ANN, JOHN, JAMES A., NELSON, MARGARET, MARTIN, MARY, and four who died unnamed. JAMES A. HUMES was married in Fulton County, Indiana, February 27, 1873, to SARAH M. GRAVES, a native of Mercer County, Ohio, born December 16, 1847, and daughter of JAMES J. and ADELINE (STONE) GRAVES, natives of Ohio, and residents of Cass County, Indiana. In 1874, MR. HUMES came to Pulaski County and purchased the 120 acres where he now lives."