Graves D. Kelley was the son Frost John and Elizabeth Olivia (Curlee) Kelley. He married Mary Vardarman. They had one surviving child: Mary Arden Kelley.
June 1880, Utica, Beat #3, Hinds Co., MS, p. 222:
Ross, James B. W M 31 Merchant b. MS fb. SC mb. SC
-----Julia O. W F 33 Wife b. MS fb. SC mb. SC
-----Eugene W M 7 Son b. MS fb. MS mb. MS
-----Julia A. W F 4/12 Daughter b. MS fb. MS mb. MS
Jones, Arthur Mu M 11 Servt b. MS fb. MS mb. MS
Kelly, Graves W M 24 b-i-l Clerk in store b. TX fb. SC mb. MS
Husband, John J. W M 20 Wagoner b. MS fb. LA mb. LA
Will of Graves D. Kelley. p. 496, dated 30 Nov 1900, filed 4 Oct 1902.
Wit.: T.T. Hart, S.S. McKey, D.C. Simmons
Exec.: brother Frost J. Kelley
Heirs: bro. Frost J. Kelley; bro-in-law Henry B. Christian; sister Mrs. Lena S. Montgomery of Tyler, Texas; dau. Mary Arden Kelley, a minor; sister Mrs. Carie Belle Christain guardian of infant dau. Mary Arden Kelley; mentions land left him by his mother in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Texas; “to be buried beside my wife in cemetery in Utica, MS.”
Mary Vardarman Kelley is buried in the Utica Cemetery, Utica, Hinds County, Mississippi.
Graves D. Kelley is buried by her, as was his wish.