Rev. 28 June 2011, Gen. 54







John Graves (1) was born about 1825 in Northern Ireland, and probably died 1880-1900 in NY.  He married Mary White.  She was born about 1837-1842 in Northern Ireland.  They couldn’t be found in the 1860 census.  They were in the 1870 and 1880 censuses for Ossining, Westchester Co., NY.  His age was listed as 50 in both censuses.  Their surname was listed as Graves in 1870 and Greaves in 1880.  He was a laborer.  All their children were born in NY.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+2.   Ann Elizabeth Graves, b. July 1861, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Eisenhart.

+3.   John James Graves, b.c. 1863, m(1) Anna Oesau, c. 1895, m(2) Lorinna ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+4.   Mary Lavinia Graves, b.c. 1864, m. David M. Evans, c. 1887.

    5.  Josephine Graves, b.c. 1865.

    6.  Thomas Andrew Graves, b. May 1868 (or 1869).  Living with sister Elizabeth in Ossining, NY in 1900.  Living with his sister Mary in Ossining, NY in 1910.

    7.  Charles W. Graves, b.c. Dec. 1869.

    8.  Carlile (or Carl) Francis Graves, b. July 1876.  Living with sister Elizabeth in Ossining, NY in 1900.

    9.  Nathaniel Graves, b. May 1879 (or 1880).  In 1900 census for Newark, Essex Co., NJ, as a boarder and day laborer in the household of Albert Furch.  Living with his sister Ann in Manhattan, NY in 1910.






Ann (or Anna) Elizabeth Graves (2) was born in 1861 in NY.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Eisenhart (or Eisenhardt).  He apparently died 1900-1910.  She was in the 1900 census for Ossining, Westchester Co., NY, as head of household, married, but no huband at home.  She was in the 1910 census for Manhattan, New York City, NY, widowed.  Both children were born in NY.

Children - Eisenhardt

    10.   Alice V. Eisenhardt, b. Sept. 1884.

    11.   Thurman (or John G.) Eisenhardt, b. Dec. 1891.


John James Graves (3) was born about 1863 in NY.  He first married Anna (“Annie”) Oesau about 1895.  She was born about 1874 in Germany.  She was naturalized as an American citizen in 1890.  He was in the 1900 census for Ossining, Westchester Co., NY, as a coachman in the household of Walter W. Law.  He and Anna were in the 1910 and 1920 censuses at 852 Amsterdam Ave., Manhattan, NY City, NY.  He was listed as a chauffer for a private family.  John was probably Episcopalian, and Anna was Lutheran.  She was buried in the Lutheran Cem. in New York City (probably in Queens).

John married second Lorena (or Lorinna or Laurina) Palmer.  She was born in Feb. 1872 in VT.  She was in the 1900 census for Peru, Bennington Co., VT, with her first husband, Charles Palmer.  Her maiden name was probably Lorena Moore, daughter of Eli Moore and Caroline, since the 1880 census for Mount Tabor, Rutland Co., VT, lists a Lorena Moore, born about 1872, and Mt. Tabor is only about 15 miles north of Manchester, VT.  Another possibility for her maiden name is Griffin, since there is a Lorena Griffin, born about 1871 in Halifax, Windham Co., VA, about 55 miles south of Manchester, and about 50 miles south of Peru, VT.

John was in the 1930 census for Manchester, Bennington Co., VT, with his second wife, a stepson, Admiron Palmer, 39, and a granddaughter, Kathryn Austian (?), 10, and his occupation was listed as none.

The family story is that John was a chauffer for a wealthy family from NY City, who also resided in Manchester, VT.  His son John supposedly met his wife by accompanying his father on the long trips from the city.  They would reside in Vermont as long as the family they worked for needed them.  John and Anna were from Hell’s Kitchen, NY, and the son supposedly hung around with some pretty unsavory characters (Lucky Luciano was supposedly a childhood buddy), so his father made him take the ride to Vermont as much as possible.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

    12.   Annie Graves, b.c. 1897.

+13.   Martha Graves, b.c. 1899, m. George Deering, c. 1923.

+14.   John James Graves, Jr., b.c. 1910, m. Marion Bolster..


Mary Lavinia Graves (4) was born about 1864 in NY.  She married David M. Evans about 1887.  He was born about 1863 in PA.  They were in the 1910 census for Ossining, Westchester Co., NY, when he was an engineer doing odd jobs.  All their children were born in NY.

Children - Evans

    15.   James Walter Evans, b.c. 1888.

    16.   David Allen Evans, b.c. 1889.

    17.   Helen L. Evans, b.c. 1897.


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