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Waldraven Family

First Generation

The Waldraven or Wallraven family first appears in Stokes Co. NC in the 1810 census, with the family of Alexander Wallraven, who is himself between 26 and 45 years old, with wife in the same age bracket, and a son and two daughters under age 10. We suspect that the son is John H. Waldraven, b. 1808, who married Maria Salome Schaub (1814-1867) in 1836. Another likely son, William R. Waldraven (1810-1880), married Maria Susannah Holder (1812-1879) in 1835. They first appear in the Moravian records in 1840, when their infant son Junius was baptized in Pfafftown. Both are buried at Bethania Moravian Church. A third likely son, George Alexander Waldraven, was born in 1818. Undocumented notes from a gedcom retrieved from the now-defunct "Sharing" database identify him as the possible father of three children by an unmarried woman, Elizabeth Henning (ca. 1819-1846). Is Alexander the "A. Waldriven" buried at Doub's Chapel Methodist church, old cemetery, with no dates? Louisa Waldraven, who married Elijah Church, is probably one of Alexander's daughters. Who were the others?

Second Generation

Probable children of Alexander Waldraven
a daughter born between 1800 and 1804 (inferred from census records)
a daughter born between 1804 and 1810 (inferred from census records)
John H. Waldraven (1808-1881) m. 1) Maria Salome Schaub (1814-1867), 2) Louisa D. Leinbach (1841-1879)
William R. Waldraven (1810-1880) m. Maria Susannah Holder (1812-1879)
George Alexander Waldraven (1818-1858) m. Sarah Ann East Sizemore
Louisa Waldraven (ca. 1821-?) m. Elijah Church (ca. 1813-?)

Third Generation

Children of John H. Waldraven and Maria Salome Schaub
Lucretia M.S. Waldraven (1837-1880) m. 1) Jabez Farlow Newlin (1826-1877), 2) Elkanah Simmons
Alexander Jacob Waldraven (1839-1918) m. Martha Susanna Long (1839-1920)
John Reuben Waldraven (ca. 1849-?) m. Laura Alice Cline (1861-1947), d/o Edwin Cline and Felicia Massencup
Mary Waldraven (ca. 1852-?). Did she marry Samuel Sink?


Children of William R. Waldraven and Maria Susannah Holder
Irena Mary Ann Waldraven (1836-?) m. August Zedekiah Butner (1833-ca. 1862)
Ursula Susannah Elizabeth Waldraven (1838-1880)
Selina Rebecca Catherine Waldraven (1840-1877) m. Silas Franklin Riggs (1848-1919)
Junius Justus Waldraven (1841-)
Mary Jane Waldraven (1846-1883) m. Rufus Dabney Reich (1848-1889)
William Oliver Waldraven (ca. 1852-?) (not listed in Reich/Grabs manuscript, but appears with this family in 1860 and 1870 census records)

Fourth Generation

Children of Alexander Jacob Waldraven and Martha Susanna Long
Cora Elizabeth Waldraven (1862-1926)
Mary Florence Waldraven (1864-1865)
Robert Ulysses Waldraven (1867-1934) m. Margaret Mull Campbell 1870, Linn Co. KS
Ada Belle Waldraven (1870-1921)
Luther Watts Waldraven (1878-?)

, 2001-2007
Faye Jarvis Moran


Stokes and Forsyth Co. NC census, marriage and cemetery records

A Brief History of the Reich Family 1738-1984 and the Grabs Family 1716-1984, compiled by Clara B. Farlow, manuscript genealogy.

WorldConnect page by Jim Boruff

This page was updated on November 23, 2001. A few dates and spouses were added on May 29, 2005.

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