194/224. Maria Philopena Graves (Married
Isaac Sharp Jr. (#193/223);
about 1765 (LDS says in Orange, North Carolina).[Source for the gray information is research done by Michael Cavenaugh (Glass family genealogist denoted on the Guilford County Genealogy Association Website)
Born: 15 August
1751 in Berks County, Pennsylvania of John Michael Graves (Johann Sebastian "John" Graff (#205/3874447) &(Catherine) Maria Magdalen Fuchs (#206/338/448)
Died: 4 March 1815 in Orange County, North Carolina. Her tombstone was located in
Orange County (now Alamance), North Carolina at Old Stoners Church Cemetery with the date 1815.
[Her siblings included:
Barbara (Barbary) Graves: (Married:
Henry H. [Heinrich] Sharp about 1760) Born: 1740/44 in Greenwich Township, Berks County,
Pennsylvania. Died: 1796 1795/1805 in Union County, Tennessee;
John Jacob Graves (103) : (Married Anna Dorothea "Turley" [Thorley] Coble (104), daughter of Anthony Coble (207) and Anna Maria Amick (208)); Born: 8 March 1746 1745 in Greenwich, Berks, Pennsylvania. Died: 10 April 1820 in
Orange (Alamance) County, North Carolina, buried in Stoner Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina. [Note John Jacob Graves and his brother John Graves married sisters Anna Dorothea "Turley" [Thorley] Coble and Mary Coble.][Also note: one of Jacob's daughters, Mary Graves (#52), married George Glass (#51). George and Mary's daughter was Ellen Glass (#26). Maria Philopena Graves and her husband Isaac Sharp Jr. had a son Sebastion Sharp (#97) who married Catherine Garrett (#98). They had a son, William Sharp (#49), who married Lizzie Albright (#50). Their son, Henry Sharp (#25) married Ellen Glass (#26). To sum up, Maria Philopena's great grandson (Henry Sharp) married her brother (John Jacob's) granddaughter, Ellen Glass].
John Graves: (Married: Mary Coble, daughter of Anthony Coble (207) and Anna Maria Amick (208)) [Michael Cavenaugh note: information on this marriage is from Billy E. Green email@example.com] Born: 13 July 1753 in North Carolina, Died: 13 November 1794 in Sharp's Chapel, Tennessee;
Boston (Bostian or Sebastian)
Graves: (Married Sarah Efland in 1769 in Orange County, North Carolina, the daughter of Peter Efland (399) and Catherine ? (400). Born: 1 October 1747 in Greenwich
Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Died: 1 April 1840 in Knox County,
Tennessee, [Michael Cavenaugh note: This family moved to Tennessee about 1795] [Note: Boston's wife was the sister of Mary Efland (200).]
John Peter Graves: Born: 13 July 1753 in North Carolina, Died: 13 November 1794 in Sharp's Chapel, Tennessee;
William B. Graves: Born: ? Died: after 1790.]
[Note: Susan Snyder, webmaster for this genealogical study, is a direct descendent of both Maria Philopena and her brother, John Jacob. ]
Philopena and her husband had seven children:
Sebastian (Boston) (Bostian) (#97) ,
Philipena (Philopena), John, Peter, Christian, Elizabeth "Betsy" (#112) , and Henry.
[Susan Snyder, webmaster of this genealogical study is the direct descendant of two of their children, Sebastian and Elizabeth].
On April 26, 2006 Norman Sharpe (Great
Great Great Great Grandson), Helen Leach (#4) (Great Great Great Great
Granddaughter) and Sandra Henson, Mary Lue Finch, and Susan Snyder (#2)...
all Great Great Great Great Great Granddaughters... visited Stoners
Church Cemetery located in a pasture on Rufus J. Dale's farm in Alamance
County on Bellemont-Kimesville Rd. near the village of Belmont (near
Graham) just off highway 49. While referring to a map that showed the
location of tombstones in the cemetery, Maria's stone was found buried
in the earth. (The map is in the document Investigations at Historic
Stoner's Cemetery (31 AM 174,174***), June 21, 1998 by Dr. Linda
France Stine, PO Box 268, Julian, NC 27283 and Prepared for Stoner's
Cemetery Preservation Fund Board, PO Box 2191, Burlington, NC 27216-2191.)
Below: Mary Lue scrubbed
the stone with a soft toothbrush while her sister, Sandra, tried to
decipher the writing.
Her tombstone reads
Contact person for this website is Susan Snyder: firstname.lastname@example.org