GRAVELY, Joseph Jackson, (1828 - 1872)

GRAVELY, Joseph Jackson, a Representative from Missouri; born near Leatherwood, Henry County, Va., September 25, 1828; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits and taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State house of representatives in 1853 and 1854; moved to Missouri in 1854; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1860; served in the State senate in 1862 and 1864; during the Civil War served in the Union Army as colonel of the Eighth Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Cavalry; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1869); Lieutenant Governor of Missouri in 1871 and 1872; died in Stockton, Cedar County, Mo., April 28, 1872; interment in Lindley Prairie Cemetery, near Bear Creek, Mo.