Rev. 4 Oct. 2006, Gen. 93








Daniel Graves (1) married Lavisa (or Lovisa) Reed on 10 Nov. 1799 in Rockingham, Windham Co., VT[1].  (Rockingham village is part of the town of Rockingham, which includes the village of Bellows Falls.)  They later lived in Rutland, Rutland Co., VT.  He died in 1833, and the family moved to Sodus, Wayne Co., NY (next to Cayuga Co.).  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+2.  Henry R. Graves, b. 1800, m. Betsey Tomlinson, d. 1849.

+3.  John Graves, b. 1801, m(1) Julia Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Theda Jane ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1863.

  4.  Allen Graves

  5.  Sybil Graves, b.c. 1805 (VT), m. Chandler Fisher.  Lived in Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY.  He was b.c. 1803 in VT, and was a miller.  They were in the 1850 census for Mentz, Cayuga Co., NY, with no children.

  6.  Curtis Graves

  7.  George Graves

  8.  Lavisa Graves, m. Thomas Borden.

+9.  Lewis Graves, b. 18 Feb. 1812, m. Adeline Janes, d. 26 July 1880.






Henry R. Graves (2) was born in 1800 and died in 1849. He married Betsey Tomlinson.  She died in 1860.  They lived in Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  10.  Elizabeth Graves, m. Ira Swift.  Living in New Orleans, LA 19 March 1860.

  11.  Mary Jane Graves, m. George Tomlinson.  Living in New Orleans, LA 19 March 1860.

  12.  Delia Graves, m. George Harris.  Living in Auburn, NY. 19 March 1860.

  13.  Marcus L. Graves; lived in N.Y. City, NY. 19 March 1860.

+14.  Henry Alonzo Graves, b. 24 Nov. 1825, m. Jane Beggs.


John Graves (3) was born about 1801 in VT, and died in 1863.  He first married Julia Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He secondly married Theda (or Phebe) Jane ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1812 in NY.  He lived in Port Byron, Cayuga Co., NY.  They were in the 1850 and 1860 censuses for the town of Mentz, Cayuga Co., NY, Port Byron post office.  The name of his wife was given as Phebe in the 1850 and 1860 censuses, but his widow, Theda Graves, was living with his son Daniel in the 1870 census, and she was also named as Theda in the 1880 census for Mentz, Cayuga Co., NY.  He and his two oldest sons were millers.  All his children were apparently born in NY, except for Hellen, who was born in Texas.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+15.  Sarah L. Graves, b.c. 1829, m. Walter W. Scott.

  16.  Daniel Graves, b.c. 1832, never married, d. 14 Nov. 1882 (Port Byron, Cayuga Co., NY.).

+17.  Lorenzo Graves, b.c. 1834, m. Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 21 May 1862.

  18.  John G. Graves, b.c. 1838, d. 24 May 1850 (12 years old).

  19.  Hellen (or Ellen) Graves, b.c. 1848.  Not married in 1880, when she was in the census for Mentz, Cayuga Co., NY, telegraph operator, living with her mother.


Lewis Graves (9) was born 18 Feb. 1812 in VT, and died 26 July 1880.  He married Adeline Janes.  She was born about 1815 in NY, and died 25 July 1892.  They were in the 1850 census for Sodus, Wayne Co., NY, with his mother living with them.  They were in the 1860 census for Ward 10, Albany, Albany Co., NY, in the 1870 census for Newtown, Queens Co., NY, and the 1880 census for Long Island City, Queens Co., NY.  He was a medical doctor.  All their children were born in NY.

The youngest child is somewhat puzzling, both regarding name and date of birth.  The 1850 census listed Ellen, age 5 (b.c. 1845), the 1860 census listed Emma, 14, but no Ellen, the 1880 census listed Ellen as age 14, and R‑2 gave Ellen’s date of birth as 7 Sept. 1840.  It seems likely that the listing for Emma should have been Ellen, but it also looks as if her date of birth must have been about 1845 rather than 1840.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

  20.  Marcus L. Graves, b.c. 1830.

  21.  Eliza Graves, b.c. 1834.

  22.  Chandler Graves, b.c. 1836.  He was a dentist.

  23.  Benjamin Franklin Graves, b.c. 1838.

+24.  Ellen Lovisa Graves, b.c. 1845, m. John Gail Borden, 14 Dec. 1865, d.c. 24 Nov. 1927.






Henry Alonzo Graves (14) was born 24 Nov. 1825.  He married Jane Beggs.  They were living in Brooklyn, NY 18 April 1860.  They moved to Detroit, MI.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  25.  Jane Elizabeth Graves, b. 1852, m. Thomas Reed.  Lived in Brooklyn, NY.

  26.  Ida Mary Graves, b. 1855.

  27.  Henrietta Graves, b. 1857.

  28.  Sarah Read Graves, b. 1861.

  29.  Anna Blanche Graves, b. 1864.

  30.  Grace Adelia Graves, b. 1867, m. David Meginnity.  Lived in Detroit, MI.



Sarah L. Graves (15) was born about 1829 in NY.  She married Walter W. Scott.  He was born about 1825 in NY.  They were in the 1850 census for Mentz, Cayuga Co., NY, living with her parents.  They were in the 1870 and 1880 censuses for Lima, Livingston Co., NY.  He was an insurance agent.  All their children were born in NY.

Children - Scott

  31.  John G. Scott, b.c. 1851.

  32.  Franklin W. Scott, b.c. 1853.

  33.  Althea J. Scott, b.c. 1855.

  34.  Jennie E. Scott, b.c. 1856.

  35.  Era A. Scott, b.c. 1858.

  36.  Mary J. (or Belle) Scott, b.c. 1861.


Lorenzo Graves (17) was born about 1834, based on age 28 at death, and died 21 May 1862.  He married Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1838 in NY.  They lived in Port Byron, Cayuga Co., NY.  They were in the 1860 census for Mentz, Cayuga Co., NY, Port Byron P.O.  Elizabeth and Frank were in the 1870 census for Auburn, Ward 6, Cayuga Co., NY.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  37.  Franklin (“Frank”) J. Graves, b.c. 1859 (NY).



Ellen Lovisa Graves (24) was born about 1845 in Seneca Falls, Seneca Co., NY, and died about 24 Nov. 1927.  She married John Gail Borden, son of Gail Borden and Penelope Mercer, on 14 Dec. 1865.  He was born 4 Jan. 1844 in TX, and died 20 Oct. 1891 in Ormond, Volusa Co., FL.  They were in the 1880 census for the town of South East, Putnam Co., NY.  All their children were born in NY.  (R‑2)

Children - Borden

+38.  Penelope Adaline Borden, b. 3 April 1868, m. Lewis Alford Hamilton, 15 Jan. 1896.

+39.  Gail Borden, b. 12 May 1872, m. Helen May Valk.

  40.  Beatrice Borden, b. 6 Nov. 1875, d. 1876 (NY).

+41.  Lewis Mercer Borden, b. 22 June 1879, m. Marie Ann Jaeckel, 3 June 1906, d. 24 Feb. 1935.

  42.  Marion Borden, b. 9 March 1883 (Wallkill, Orange Co., NY), m. George E. Halliday, c. 1908 (NY), d.c. 1930 (New York City, NY).  He was b.c. 1874 in NY.






Penelope Adaline (“Nellie”) Borden (38) was born 3 April 1868 in NY.  She married Louis Alford Hamilton on 15 Jan. 1896.  (R‑2)

Children - Hamilton

  43.  Dorothy Hamilton

  44.  Jack Hamilton, b. 25 July 1905, d.c. 1966.


Gail Borden (39) was born 12 May 1872 in Brewster, Putnam Co., NY.  He married Helen May Valk.  She was born about 1875 in NY.  They were in the 1910 census for Los Angeles, Assembly Dist. 74, Los Angeles Co., CA, living at 301 Kingsley Drive.  (R‑2)

Children - Borden

  45.  Alexine Ramona Borden, b. 26 Jan. 1896 (CA).


Lewis Mercer Borden (41) was born 22 June 1879 in Brewster, Putnam Co., NY, and died 24 Feb. 1935.  He married Marie Ann (“Noni”) Jaeckel, daughter of Adelbert Jaeckel, on 3 June 1906 in New York City, NY.  She was born 29 Feb. 1880 and died 29 July 1945.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Manhattan, New York City, NY, living at 40 West 74th Street.  All their children were born in NY.  (R‑2)

Children - Borden

  46.  Gail Borden, b.c. 19 Feb. 1907, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Henry, m(2) Elsa Marie Tvedt.  His first wife was dau. of DeWitt P. Henry.  Elsa was b. 14 Aug. 1919 and d. 19 May 2003.

  47.  Lewis Mercer Borden, b. 2 Nov. 1908, d.c. 20 April 1922 (NY).

  48.  Penelope Borden, b.c. 1911, m. Summitt Edward Boone.  He was b. 5 Dec. 1910 and d. 10 Jan. 1961.

  49.  Adelbert Borden, b.c. 1916, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Smith, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Ricmond (or Richmond?).


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[1] According to the vital records of Vermont, as found by William H. Graves.