Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Graves-Covington House (c.1860)

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Thomas Covington House, Caswell County, Yanceyville, North Carolina

History of Owners

1. Lewis Graves and Elizabeth Graves
Married November 12, 1818. Elizabeth Graves was the daughter of General Azariah Graves of Locust Hill. Lewis Graves and Elizabeth Graves were lst cousins. Lewis Graves built the Federal Style House soon after 1818. Lewis Graves later moved to Morgan County, Georgia

2. Thomas Burton
Purchased tract from Lewis Graves on April 7, 1835. Thomas Burton paid $1,028.35 for 374.3 acres adjoining John Wiley, John Richmond, John Langley and Joseph Langley.

3. Thomas Covington (1806-1869)
Married Elizabeth Willis Stanfield in Halifax County, VA, on February 22, 1836
Listed on Caswell County Tax in 1839 near Milton, NC.
On May 6, 1846, Thomas Covington purchased from Thomas Burton tract of land for $2,448.00 with house thereon. Thomas Covington built his home soon thereafter by adding to the front of Lewis Graves federal cottage.

4. Virginia Covington Chandler (died 1916)
Daughter of Thomas Covington and Elizabeth Willis Stanfield Covington. Married William Graves Chandler

5. Vance Chandler (died c.1938)
Son of William Graves Chandler and Virginia Covington Chandler. Never Married.



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