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From: Charles A. Wyly <wyly1(a)juno.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 15:19:01 -0500
Subject: Fw: Graves- Greaves and Moffitt-Maffitt
For info on Moffitt- Maffitt and others who entered from Ireland
through Cape Fear, North Carolina North Carolina , 1800 era, and scat
erred to Texas and Tennessee, check Google or other search engine for
CAPE FEAR HISTORICAL INSTITUTE. I have not had time to read all the
headings posted, let alone the detailed articles. Bob Jones of
Liverpool, England sent the Moffitt- Maffitt pages for this
Methodist Minister, with Catholic Roots, and left the Pulpit when he
Marie again, but published many Religious works. He or his son was a
From: "Charles A. Wyly" <wyly1(a)juno.com>
Someone asked for info on Graves- Greaves above. Tell me and I will
forward the latest Graves- Greaves newsletter. Two Saturdays back I
attended one session of the above families in a Waco Hotel. One of my
a Col. Ben Cleveland who married Mary Graves, 1700's. COL> BEN Cleveland
ALREADY HAD A DAUGHTER WHO MARRIED James Wyly. so Mary Graves was the
stepmother of Jemima Myers Cleveland. Mary's sister. Susannah married a
Gen Joseph Martin, who was part Cherokee in North Georgia. and Wylys of
Tahlequah , Oklahoma are descended from both Susannah and liked to Mary
through Col. Ben Cleveland of Revolutionary War.
At this Reunion there were Greaves- Graves descendants. Nationally,
they have a periodical newsletter and at the present they claim that
they want all with Graves or Greaves ancestors to do a DNA test
through them- . They claim there are 3 level of DNA markers more
accurate on men than women after the first Generation The cheapest set
of markers are less accurate beyond a few generations, but the most
expensive test with the most markers is very accurate for men.
They have another Reunion planned in New Mexico soon.
The day before I arrived, someone had posted rolls of paper 4 feet wide,
all the way around the meeting room with Graves- Greaves
Family tree neatly drawn and in fine print- hard to read unless up
close and clean your glasses. There were Central Texas Graves- Greaves
present, some from Waco with both spellings. Boy, I knew English had
trouble speaking English we can understand- but some spell phonetically
- maybe the E is silent in Greaves.
Several by both names are in Erath and Basque Counties and one Dr.
Graves taught at Tarleton, late 1940's.
I will forward you a letter directly if you wish to subscribe to the
Charles A. Wyly