Old Settlers of Marshall County (Written by L.P. Bates in 1867, a short
sketch of the lives of three settlers, Franklin W. Graves, Richard Scholes and F.M. Bates)
The Graves Family (Taken From the Marshall County Republican, December 5, 1867.
Story of Franklin W. Graves and family, First Settler of Sparland - who tragically died with the Donner
Party crossing the mountains to California. Written by "An Old Columbian" who actually knew