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John CYRUS
Lavinia GRAVES
Husband:  John CYRUS
Birth:  20 Mar 1831, Hancock Co., IL
Death:  5 Dec 1891, Calistoga, Napa Co., CA
Disposition:  buried Pioneer Cemetery, Calistoga, Napa Co., CA
Migration:  1846, to California by wagon train 
Father:  Enoch CYRUS
Mother:  Rebecca COOK
Marriage:  5 Jun 1855, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA
Wife:  Lavinia / Lovina GRAVES
Birth:  3 Jul 1834, Steuben, Marshall Co., IL
Death:  27 Jul 1906, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA.
Migration:  1846, to California by wagon train, a member of the Donner Party
Father:  Franklin Ward GRAVES
Mother:  Elizabeth COOPER
Children born in Calistoga, Napa Co., CA:
1.  Martha Rebecca CYRUS, b. 23 Nov 1857
2.  Henry Enoch CYRUS, b. 12 Apr 1859
3.  James William CYRUS, b. 10 Feb 1861
4.  Mary Anna CYRUS, b. 26 Apr. 1863
5.  Sarah Grace CYRUS, b. 11 Dec 1866
6.  Rachel Elizabeth "Libbie" CYRUS, b. 27 Jan 1873
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Sources:

1.  At the Donner Party web site [link died], see entry for Lovina Graves [link died], who was a member of the Donner Party.  The Cyrus family was in a wagon train just days ahead of the ill-fated Donner Party.  The Cyruses made it safely over the summit.

2.  Hubert Howe Bancroft.  1884-1890.  California Pioneer Register and Index, 1542-1848.  History Co., San Francisco, CA (online at Ancestry.com).  On p. 113:
Cyrus ... (John), 1846, son of Enoch, b. in Ill. '31; married Lovina Graves of the Donner party in '50; still living with 5 children near Calistoga in '81.

3.  Descendants of Thomas Graves [link died] by David F. Graves.

4.  Email from J.D. Larimore (24 Jun 2010):
...John and Lovina were married 5 June 1855 in San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA.  I have a certified copy of the marriage certificate in my possession which I acquired from the County of Santa Clara.

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