Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Henry Leftridge GRAVLEY


            Henry Leftridge Gravley was born in Henry county, Virginia, March 17, 1846, a son of George and Matilda (Clark) Gravley. He had five brothers in the Confederate army: Joseph, who was killed in the battle of Winchester; Isaac, who died a prisoner at Camp Morton, Indiana; George R., who died in hospital at Richmond, of measles; and John and Wil11am W., who served through the conflict and laid down their arms at Appomattox with Lee. In Raleigh county, West Virginia, December 11, 1873, Henry L. Gravley was joined in wedlock with Sallie Pittman, who was horn in that county, June 19, 1858. She was a daughter of Peter and Cynthia (Bailey) Pittman, of Raleigh county. Mr. And Mrs. Gravley are the parents of: Anna Laura, born December 7, 1874; Gordon Jackson, August 26, 1876; George Walter, February 28, 1878; Artia Franklin, May 6, 1880; Burril Fretius, February 16, 1882. Mr. Gravley owns fifty acres of land, within three miles of Griffithsville, in Duval district, on Strait fork of Mud river. He is opening out a good farm, which lies well for cultivation, is veined with coal and a splendid building stone, has a mill site with a mill on it, and all the advantages for educating his children that can be obtained in the country. Any mail for him shouild be sent to Griffithsville, Lincoln county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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