St. Mary's County People and Places
Philip Thomas Graves
Photo courtesy of Gene McLaughlin



Philip Thomas Graves (1868-1953), son of John Nelson Graves and Elizabeth Taylor Buckler, and husband of Carrie Mae Harding. He was the father of seven daughters and one son. He lived an eclectic life as a farmer, preacher, justice of the peace, magistrate, postmaster and State Roads assistant commissioner. He was an avid reader of the Bible and could quote lengthy passages from memory. Picture taken about 1890. Philip Thomas Graves and Carrie Mae Harding were the grandparents of our contributor, Gene McLaughlin.