JAMES M. GRAVES, M. D., was born in Jefferson County, Ky., November 20, 1848. His father, Dr. John M. Graves, was a native of Marion County, Ky., born November 17, 1811, and died in Henderson County, Ky., December 18, 1883. He was of a rather roaming disposition, and made no less than eight moves. He began the study of medicine in Missouri, where he practiced a few years, then returned to Kentucky, where he spent the remainder of his life. The mother of subject, L. A. (Maryman) Graves, was born in Nelson County, Ky., January 13, 1813, where she remained until her marriage. She died in Union County, Ky., July 28, 1871, At the age of twenty-five years, our subject began the study of medicine with Dr. W. S. Graves, at Dycusburg. He graduated at the Medical University of Louisville, in 1877, and has since had a very successful practice at Dycusburg.


Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 729.