Rev. 7 April 2021, Gen. 166




1635 Settler of Concord, MA

and His Descendants





John Graves (1) was born in England about 1605.  It is claimed that he was christened in the Parish of Beeley in Derbyshire, and that he died in 1704 in CT; however, the evidence for both these claims is unknown or nonexistent and therefore the claims (especially for the place of christening) are suspect.

John Graves came to America with his wife in 1635 and settled in Concord, MA.  He belonged to the church where Rev. Peter Bulkeley (sometimes spelled Bulkley) was a teacher.  He was one of the signers of the petition to the General Court of Massachusetts in 1643 in favor of Ambrose Martin, and in 1644 his name was attached to a document pledging its signers, which included nearly every head of a family in Concord, to the support of the government.

It has also been said that he was master of the "Tryall”, the first ship built in America, in 1648; however, that is not correct.  It was Thomas Graves of Charlestown, MA, later Rear Admiral, who was master of the Tryall.

It has been stated by one source (R‑20) that John Graves’ wife was named Joan.  R‑62 gives her name as Joan/Ann Bird, and that her father was George Bird.  It is also said that he moved to Connecticut where he died in 1704.

It was stated by genealogist John Card Graves, a descendant of John Graves of Concord, that John Graves was a brother of Deacon George Graves of Hartford, CT.  This was based, at least in part, on his misinterpretation of a letter sent in 1675 from Anna Graves of London, and discussed in the genealogy for Deacon George Graves.  DNA testing of descendants of both John Graves of Concord, MA, and George Graves of Hartford, CT, has shown that they definitely do not share a common Graves ancestor.

It is possible that John Graves was from Kent, England, since many of the early settlers of Concord were.  However, according to Concord, Climate for Freedom, by Ruth B. Wheeler, the places in England from which they came were widely scattered.  Hartwell, Bulkeley, and Wheeler were from Bedfordshire; Willard, Stow and Hosmer from Kent; Flint and Wood from Derbyshire; Hunt and Heaward from Yorkshire; and Heald from Northumberland.  William Butrick came from Surrey; Edward Wright from Stafford; and Thomas Brown from Lavenham, Sussex.

Concord was the first town carved out of the wilderness.  Every other town in America had been close to the ocean or a tidal river, where goods could be transported by boat and natural features would mark the bounds with a minimum of exploration.

There was a constant shift in the population of Concord as newly-arrived immigrants came, stayed a while, then went to Connecticut or returned to the coastal towns, where those with a trade but no knowledge of farming could hope to make a living.  Almost every deed to land in Concord listed the buyer as yeoman, except for the few gentlemen, whereas in coastal towns like Charlestown the identifying word would be that of a trade:  glover, tanner, brickmaker, mason, etc.

In 1644 there was a split in the church at Concord.  John Jones (the other minister in addition to Peter Bulkeley) took his family and 15 Concord men to Fairfield, CT, on Long Island Sound.

The early records of Concord (including land transactions) were largely lost.  The town voted in 1664 to order a new leather-bound book and that “... what is useful in the old book be transcribed in the new.”  Unfortunately, only a few items were considered worthy.


In addition to the children listed below, one source (R‑20) stated that there was a son Abraham who married Ann Hayward.  (R‑62, R‑82, R‑500, R‑503)

Children - Graves

+2.  Benjamin Graves, b. 3 March 1645, m. Mary Hoar, 21 Oct. 1668, d. before 23 March 1724.

+3.  John Graves, b. 1647, m. Mary Chamberlain, 1 Dec. 1671.

  4.  Sarah Graves, b.c. 1650 (Concord, MA), m. Joseph Brabrook, 23 April 1672 (Concord, MA), d. 6 Sept. 1694.






Benjamin Graves (2) was born 3 March 1645 in Concord, MA, and died before 23 March 1724 (d. 18 March 1715, in Concord, according to R‑39).  He married Mary Hoar, daughter of John Hoar and Alice ‑‑‑‑‑‑ (possibly Lisle) of Concord, on 21 Oct. 1668 (Concord Register, Book Y; see Appendix for her Hoar ancestry).  He was in the Colonial Wars as a member of Captain Thomas Wheeler's Company and fought against the Indians in July and August 1675.  It is also noted that he was a soldier in King Philip’s War in Captain Wheeler’s Company and was in fights at Wicnaboag Pond and Brookfield, on 16 Aug. 1675.  He served in Groton in Feb. 1675-1676, and his name appears again on the payroll 24 Aug. 1676.

He and his brother John Graves of Sudbury, MA, with others, purchased on 20 May 1681 from Christopher Hall "all the mines and minerals of one kind or another found or to be found or that may be found on his land in Groton, MA at a place called Cold Spring near William Longby's house, with liberty to dig, delve or use the land and to erect buildings etc."  Benjamin Graves did not move to Groton but continued to live at Concord until after 1681, and all his children except the last one were born at Concord (according to Concord Register, Book 1).

Benjamin was apparently still living in Concord in 1684, since on a list of the second order of proprietors (in 1745) is included “David Comee, then living where Benjamin Graves lived in the year 1684.”

He moved to Saybrook, CT and lived at Pattaconke (northern part of Saybrook), where he bought land 25 Jan. 1703.  He deeded half of his farm to his son Joseph on 18 March 1715, and certain lands to his son John of Killingworth, CT on 14 Sept. 1716.

The following records were found regarding Benjamin:

        November 4, 1716, Benjamin Graves, yeoman, for love and good will to     loving son John, now resident of Killingworth, amessuage or tenement at       Pottaconk, with all the buildings, etc., bounded westerly by land of Joseph            Graves, it being understood that Benjamin is to retain the life use of the        same.  (John sold the property in 1724.)

        March 18, 1715, Benjamin Graves for love and affection to son Joseph       deeded one-half the farm where I now dwell the westerly half (R-9).

Old Saybrook was divided into three parts.  The northern part was called Pattaconke (also spelled Pataconke and Pattaquonck).  "The committee for highway improvements were to lay out a good and sufficient highway to the 'Great River' at the northward side of ye land formerly owned by Benjamin Graves in Pattaconke", action taken at Saybrook, 5 Jan. 1724/5.

Old Saybrook is on the south shore of Connecticut, on Long Island Sound, at the mouth of the Connecticut River.  Pattaconke was about 7 miles north of the mouth of the Connecticut River when a part of Saybrook.  It is now the town of Chester, CT.

Killingworth is about 5 miles west of Chester, and was originally a part of Clinton, CT until 1836.  Clinton is on the south shore of Connecticut about 5 miles south of Killingworth, CT.  The land in this area is hilly and rolling, with forests.  The births of all the children except John were recorded in Concord Register, Book 1.  (R‑1, R‑20, R‑39, R‑62, R‑82, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+5.  Mary Graves, b. 18 Jan. 1669/70, m. Benjamin Rice, 1 April 1691, d. 22 Oct. 1736.

+6.  Elizabeth (or Mehitable) Graves, b. 25 April 1671, m. Joseph Beebe, 26 Dec. 1706, d. 4 April 1730.

+7.  Ruth Graves, b. 25 Nov. 1674, m(1) John Webb, 25 (or 15) Jan. 1699/1700, m(2) William Merriam, 7 Nov. 1711, d. 12 Nov. 1755.

+8.  Benjamin Graves, b. 2 March 1676/7, m(1) Ruth Stirling (or Mary Sterling)[1], m(2) Mary Haynes, d. 30 Dec. 1752.

+9.  Joseph Graves, b. 1 Sept. 1679, m. Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. after 2 April 1756.

  10.  Joanna Graves, b. 2 Feb. 1681.

+11.  John Graves, b. 1683, m(1) Hannah Farnum, 30 May 1710, m(2) Sarah Chapman, 18 June 1754, d. 29 Dec. 1766.

  12.  Rebecca Graves, b.c. 1685, m. Jonathan Daniels, 12 Dec. 1706 (New London, CT VR).


John Graves (3) was born 1647 in Concord, MA.  He married Mary Chamberlain, daughter of Thomas or Richard Chamberlain and Sarah Bugbee, on 1 Dec. 1671.  She was born 30 Jan. 1649.  After the birth of their first child, the family moved from Concord to Sudbury, MA.  (R‑64[2], R‑500)

Children - Graves

  13.  John Graves, b. 8 July 1672 (Concord, MA).

  14.  Rebecca Graves, b. 7 Nov. 1676 (Sudbury, MA Vital Records, p. 58), m. Edmund Goodenow[3] (?), d. 6 Feb. 1719/20 (Sudbury, MA VR p. 306).  He was son of John Goodenow and Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  See Appendix for descendants of Rebecca Graves and Edmund Goodenow.

  15.  Ebenezer Graves, b. 9 Aug. 1681, d. 28 Dec. 1681 (or 17 Oct. 1730, Sudbury VR, p. 307).






Mary Graves (5) was born 18 Jan. 1669/70 in Concord, MA (according to Concord Register, Book 1), and died 22 Oct. 1736 (according to R‑39).  She married Benjamin Rice, son of Edward Rice and Anna ‑‑‑‑‑‑ of Marlboro, MA, on 1 April 1691 in Sudbury, MA.  He was born 22 Dec. 1666 and died 23 Feb. 1748/9.  He deeded to his wife's uncle, John Graves, of Sudbury, a house and 21 acres of land on 20 Jan. 1691.  They lived in Marlboro, MA.  (R‑500)

Children - Rice

  16.  Rachel Rice

  17.  Lydia Elizabeth Rice (This may be 2 daughters.)

  18.  Priscilla Rice

  19.  Damaris Rice

  20.  Azariah Rice

  21.  Simon Rice

  22.  Zerubbaber Rice

  23.  Abraham Rice

  24.  Matthias Rice


Elizabeth (or Mehitable) Graves (6) was born 25 April 1671 in Concord, MA, and died 4 April 1730 in Lyme, CT.  She married Joseph Beebe on 26 Dec. 1706 in New London, CT.  He was born about 1681, and died 4 Dec. 1756 in Lyme, CT. “age 70 odd” according to the Hempstead Diary, although he was probably older.  Their children were born in New London, CT.  (R‑61, R‑149, R‑508, R‑509)

Children - Beebe

+25.  Joseph Beebe, b. 4 Dec. 1707, m. Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 20 Jan. 1739.

+26.  Jonathan Beebe, b. 2 March 1709, m. Hannah Lewis, c. 1731-35, d. 20 Jan. 1759.

+27.  Ephraim Beebe, b. 5 May 1712, m. Thankful Scone, 4 Dec. 1733/34.

  28.  Stephen Beebe, b. 13 July 1714, bapt. 20 Oct. 1728, m. Elizabeth Fergo/Fargo, 7 Dec. 1737/8, d. 8 Nov. 1760 (Ft. Edward, Washington Co., NY).

  29.  David Beebe, b. 1716, bapt. 20 Oct. 1728, m. Sarah Lord, d. 27 Nov. 1810[4] (Lyme, CT)

  30.  Elisha Beebe, b.c. 1718, bapt. 20 Oct. 1728, d. 16 Aug. 1760.  Served in the French and Indian War.

+31.  Simeon Beebe, b. 1720, m. Anna Terrill, 1 Aug. 1750, d.c. 1777.

  32.  Abigail Beebe, bapt. 20 Oct. 1728 (First Church. New London, CT), m. Josiah Smith, Sept. 175‑.  He was the son of John Smith.

  33.  Mehitable Beebe, bapt. 20 Oct. 1728 (First Church, New London, CT), m. Gamaliel Reynolds, 15 Dec., 1745 (Norwich, CT), d. 1746 (Norwich, CT)  He was b. 4 Nov. 1725, son of Joseph Reynolds and Hannah Bingham, and d. 7 May 1805 (Norwich, CT).

  34.  Japhet Beebe, bapt. 20 Oct. 1728.


Ruth Graves (7) was born 25 Nov. 1674 in Concord, MA, and died 12 Nov. 1755.  She married John Webb, son of John Webb and Hannah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 25 (or 15) Jan. 1699/1700 in Saybrook, CT.  He died 28 Jan. 1711.  The births of their children were recorded in Saybrook Vital Records, 1647-1834, p. 28.  She married second William Merriam, son of William Merriam and Elizabeth Breed, on 7 Nov. 1711.  He was born 8 March 1668 in Lynn, MA, and died 26 Feb. 1752 in Bristol, CT.  Ruth was William’s fourth wife.  (R‑39, R‑84, R‑133, R‑500)

Children - Webb

  35.  John Webb, b. 4 Nov. 1700, d. 19 Dec. 1702.

  36.  Hannah Webb, b. 1 March 1702.

  37.  Mary Webb, b. 19 March 1703/4.

  38.  Ruth Webb, b. 1 Dec. 1705.

  39.  Sarah Webb, b. 7 Aug. 1707.

  40.  Gideon Webb, b. 1 July 1709.

+41.  John Webb, b. June 1711, m. Lydia ----, d. 1785 or later.

Children - Merriam

+42.  Ruth Merriam, b. 2 Nov. 1713, m. Caleb Matthews, 9 May 1733, d. 3 Nov. 1785.

  43.  Samuel Merriam, b.c. 1716 (Lynn, MA).

  44.  Ebenezer Merriam, b. 1718 (CT).

  45.  Joseph Merriam, b. 1724 (CT).


Benjamin Graves (8) was born 2 March 1676/7 in Concord, MA, and died 30 Dec. 1752 in Colchester, New London, CT, leaving a will.  He went with his father who settled in Saybrook, CT about 1681-1683 (or about 1700?).  He was described as a resident of New London, CT in a deed to him of lands he purchased in Colchester, CT in 1709.  He was admitted inhabitant of Colchester at a town meeting on 8 Jan. 1716.  He was chosen lister at town meeting on 11 Dec. 1727.

He married Ruth Stirling (or Mary Sterling), daughter of William Stirling and Mary Blaisdell, in 1698.  Ruth was born 17 Dec. 1679, and died in 1710 (see Stirling Genealogy).  He married second Mary Haynes.  She was born about 1690 in Colchester, CT, and died 24 Nov. 1780.  They lived two and a half miles from Colchester on the road to Lyme, CT.  They owned the Covenant at Lyme, CT.

The children by Benjamin's second marriage who were baptized 1741-1749 were apparently baptized as adults, since marriage dates were soon after baptismal dates.

The following will of Benjamin Graves was probated 5 May 1753:

“In the name of God Amen.  This 11th day of December A.D. 1752 and ye 21st year of ye reign of our Sovereign Lord George of Great Britain &c the King.  I Benjamin Graves of Colchester in the County of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut in New England yeoman being sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory (and praise be God for ye same) and being desitous to settle my affairs, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the manner following.

First and principally I resign my soul in ye hands of God Almighty my Creator, hoping and believing in and through ye alone merits of Jesus Christ my only Lord and Savior to obtain everlasting happiness in his eternal Kingdom.  My body I commit to ye earth from which it was taken in ye faith of a joyful resurrection, willing ye same to be decently buried at ye discretion of my executive hereafter named.

And as to such temporal goods and estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me after my funeral charges and just debts are discharged which my will is that it be done with all convenient speed after my decease by my executrix and executors hereafter named I give and bequeath to my dear wife Mary Graves ye whole use of all my real estate with all ye privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging during her natural life or so long as she remains my widow for her to use and dispose of in that way that she may think most to her advantage, and be my widow and then to be equally divided to my two daughters viz. Deborah and Abigale, that is to say all my personal estate excepting one gun and that I give to my son Peter and also two cows and them I give to my two daughters Deborah and Abigail and also my will is and I do give unto my children hereafter named five shillings old tenor apiece that is to say, Benjamin, Jedediah, Jonathan, Ruth, and Mary Daniels, James, Hains, Elizabeth, Margret and Mary Hungerford, to be paid to them out of my personal estate by executors hereafter named and I do hereby constitute and appoint and ordain my wife Mary Graves and my son Benjamin Graves of East Haddam executive and executors of this last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disavow revoke and disannul all and every other former testament, will, legacy and executive and executors by me in any way before made, confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have set my hand and ye day and year as above written.


Benjamin  X  Graves  (L.S.)


In presence of Alice Ransom Amy Ransom Jabez Jones”  (R‑9, R‑71, R‑74, R‑79, R‑82, R‑84, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Ruth Stirling (or Mary Sterling)

+46.  Benjamin Graves, b.c. 1699 (or 1695), m. Mary Jones, d. 25 March 1770.

  47.  Ruth Graves, bapt. 25 Oct. 1702 (New London, CT), d. after 1752.

  48.  Mary Graves, bapt. 29 Oct. 1704 (New London, CT), m. Ebenezer Daniels, 21 Oct. 1724 (New London), died after 1752.

+49.  Jedediah Graves, b.c. 1708, m(1) Jerusha Ackley, 1728, m(2) Elizabeth Allen, June 1737, m(3) Ruth Bennett, 27 Dec. 1758, d. 10 Nov. 1800.

+50.  Jonathan Graves, b.c. 1711, m. Mary Tisdale, d. after 1752.

Children - Graves, by Mary Haynes

+51.  James Graves, b.c. 1712, m. Mary Haskins, 1 July 1743, d. after 1787.

+52.  Peter Graves, bapt. 27 Dec. 1741, m. Sarah Wedge, 1 July 1742, d. after 1781.

+53.  Haynes Graves, m. Irene Chapman, 27 July 1749, d. after 14 Feb. 1816.

+54.  Elizabeth Graves, m. Ebenezer Hyde, 2 June 1741, d. after 1782.

  55.  Deborah Graves, d. after 1752.

  56.  Margaret Graves, b. 1724, bapt. 27 Dec. 1741, m. Jonathan Loomis, 28 Oct. 1744 (Lebanon, CT), d. after 1752.

+57.  Mary Graves, b. 20 Jan. 1727/8, m. Samuel Hungerford, 23 June 1746, d. 13 March 1793.

+58.  Abigail Graves, b. 1726, m. Nathan Dodge, 10 Oct. 1755.


Joseph Graves (9) was born 1 Sept. 1679 in Concord, MA, and died after 2 April 1756.  He married Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She died 16 March 1751.  Joseph went with his father to Saybrook, CT about 1700 and bought and sold land there as late as 1735.  He next appeared as a resident of New Cambridge, a part of Farmington, CT, in 1743.  He owned land there and in a part of Waterbury, CT that later became Plymouth.  He was described as "dish-turner" (presumably he was a potter).  Abraham Waterous bought land of Joseph Graves at Pattaconke. 

According to History of Middlesex Co., Conn., 1635-1885:  "The highway from the head of the cove, running north past the town house was probably the first road laid out in Pattaconke.

The Wig Hill Road running from the town house over the hill past Cedar Swamp Pond and northerly by the pond was laid out in 1735, 1736, and 1737 by Samuel Jones, Abraham Waterhouse, Samuel Willard, John Graves, John Whittlesey, and Samuel Lord."  In 1953 it was Liberty St. and Wig Hill Road.  In 1976 it was Main St., High St., and Ridge Rd.  (R‑1, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+59.  Benjamin Graves, b.c. 1720, m. Katherine Marsh (?).

+60.  Joshua Graves, b. 1723, m. Rhoda Bronson, 5 April 1750, d. 23 Aug. 1803.

+61.  Cornelius Graves, b. 1724, m(1) Hannah (Brooks) Clark, 1 May 1751, m(2) Phebe Prindle, 13 Aug. 1761, d. 2 Aug. 1812.


John Graves (11) was born in 1683 in Concord, MA (or Saybrook, CT), and died 29 Dec. 1766 in Walpole, NH.  He was known as "Sergeant John Graves."  He married Hannah Farnum, daughter of Sergeant Peter Farnum and Hannah Wilcoxen of Killingworth, CT, on 30 May 1710 in Killingworth (see Killingworth Vital Records, vol. 2, p. 192).  She was born 23 Aug. 1691 in Killingworth, CT.  They first lived in Killingworth, but then moved back to Saybrook, CT about 1724.  He was described as a cordwainer and was a deacon in his church.  Lands were laid out to John Graves in Saybrook on 3 Jan. 1720, May 1737, 26 Jan. 1728/9, and 14 April 1742.

According to R‑20, John may have married second Sarah Chapman on 18 June 1754.  (R‑1, R‑500)

Text Box:  

Graves Farm, Walpole, NH, established 1763, originally owned by John Graves (b. 1683)

Children - Graves

+62.  John Graves, b. 27 April 1711, m. Lydia Clark, d. after 1774.

  63.  Hannah Graves, b. 20 Aug. 1713, d. in infancy.

+64.  Daniel Graves, b. 1 Feb. 1714/15, m(1) Hannah Parmelee, 5 Jan. 1744, m(2) Lydia (or Lois) Stevens, 23 May 1754, m(3) Lois Loveland, Nov. 1765, d. after 1770.

+65.  Abner Graves, b. 20 June 1717, m. Mary (Judd) Judd, 21 April 1743, d. after 10 Dec. 1780.

  66.  Hannah Graves, b. 7 Dec. 1719.

+67.  Aaron Graves, b. 9 March 1722, m(1) Phoebe (or Phebe) Meigs, 27 Sept. 1750, m(2) Rhoda ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 8 Aug. 1814.

+68.  Lydia Graves, b. 4 Sept. 1724, m(1) Peter Farnham, 28 Feb. 1744/45, m(2) Joseph Griswold, 23 May 1754, d. after 1754.

  69.  Mary Graves, b. 4 April 1727, m. Seth Tubbs, 2 May 1743 (Hampton, CT)  He was b. 1725, son of Joseph Tubbs and Mary Reed.  Mary was “of Windham” [CT], and Seth was “of Norwich” [CT] at the time of their marriage.  Joseph Tubbs d. in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH.[5]

  70.  Phebe Graves, b. 17 July 1729, m. Zebulon Parmelee, 28 May 1750 (Killingworth, CT).

+71.  Sylvanus Graves, b. 17 July 1729, m. Lydia (Hull) Griswold, 12 March 1759, d. 4 Feb. 1801.

+72.  Nathan Graves, b. 12 April 1732, m(1) Mary Jones, 1750, m(2) Mabel Wilcox, 7 April 1768, d. 13 Jan. 1821.






Joseph Beebe (25) was born 4 Dec. 1707 in New London, New London Co., CT, and died 20 Jan. 1739.  He married Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑508)

Children - Beebe

  73.  Joseph Beebe


Jonathan Beebe (26) was born 2 March 1709 in New London, New London Co., CT, and died 20 Jan. 1759 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT, where his will was filed.  He married Hannah Lewis, daughter of William Lewis and Elizabeth Borden.  Three dates are given for his marriage:  the Lyme, New London Co., CT town records list 12 March 1731/2 and 4 Dec. 1734, while the church records list 18 March 1734/5.  She was born 26 Nov. 1716 in Lyme and died after 1790, possibly in Waterbury.  (R‑149, R‑508)

Children - Beebe

+74.  Ira Beebe, b. 20 July 1735, m. Jemima Hickox, Aug. 1758, d. 29 Dec. 1792.

  75.  Zeruiah Beebe, b. 4 Feb. 1737 (Lyme, CT), m. Israel Terrell, 9 Feb. 1758 (Waterbury, CT), d. 15 June 1781 (Waterbury, CT).  He was bapt. March 1737 (Milford, CT), son of Josiah Terrell and Mary Goodwin.  She was bur. in Hillside Cem., Naugatuck, CT.

+76.  Zera Beebe, b. 2 July 1740, m(1) Desire ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Keziah Warner, 19 March 1761, d. between 30 Dec. 1803 and 14 Jan. 1805.

  77.  Borden Beebe, b. 3 Aug. 1742 (Lyme, CT), never married, d. June 1762 (Waterbury, CT) age 20.

+78.  Jonathan Beebe, b. 24 Sept. 1745, m. Azubah Warner, 25 Aug. 1767.

+79.  David Beebe, b. 12 April 1747, m. Lydia Terrill, 1 Feb. 1768, d. 11 Nov. 1840.

  80.  Simeon Beebe, b. 1749.

+81.  Seba Beebe, b. 6 April 1749, m. Sarah Davis, 24 Feb. 1773, d. 26 Feb. 1837.

  82.  Silas Constant Beebe, b. 15 Jan. 1750 (Waterbury, CT).  Said to have been adopted by the family and to have been a nephew of Hannah (Lewis) Beebe.

+83.  Reuben Beebe, b. 28 Aug. 1755, m(1) Xenia Matthews, 30 March 1774, m(2) Hannah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 15 Dec. 1834.


Ephraim Beebe (27) was born 5 May 1712 in New London, New London Co., CT.  He married Thankful Scone, daughter of Joseph Scone and Thankful Buckwell, on 4 Dec. 1733/34 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., CT.  She was born 5 Aug. 1714 in Saybrook.  (R‑149, R‑508)

Children - Beebe

  84.  Mehitable Beebe, b. 6 Nov. 1735 (Saybrook, CT), m. Nathaniel Chittenden.

  85.  Eunice Beebe, b. 4 May 1738 (Saybrook, CT), m. Samuel Lewis, 7 Nov. 1763 (Waterbury, CT), d. 25 May 1809, age 71.  He was b. 7 Nov. 1763 (Waterbury, CT), son of Joseph Lewis, d. 11 April 1788, and was bur. in Columbus, Chenango Co., NY.

  86.  Elizabeth Beebe, b. between 17 Jan. 1740 and March 19, 1743 (Saybrook, CT).

+87.  Ephraim Beebe, b. 19 March 1743, m. Abigail Martin, d. 1813 (?).

  88.  Thankful Beebe, b. Dec. 1743, bapt. 13 Jan. 1744/5, m. Elisha Bigelow, 5 Aug. 1773 (Colchester, CT), d. 15 Nov. 1839 (Sinclairville, Chautauqua Co., NY).  He was b. 14 April 1731 (Colchester, CT), son of Isaac Bigelow and Mary Bond, and d.c. 1793 (Otsego Co., NY).

  89.  Sarah Beebe, b.c. 1746 (Saybrook, CT), m. Ebenezer Porter, 31 Aug. 1774 (Waterbury, CT).  He was b. 24 Jan. 1749/50, son of Samuel Porter, and d. 22 Aug. 1810.

+90.  Joseph Beebe, b.c. 1748, m. Tameson Terrill, 15 April 1773, d. 17 March 1833.

+91.  Reuben Beebe, b.c. 1750-53, m. Hannah Scott, 24 June 1776, d. 20 July 1812.


Simeon Beebe (31) was born in 1720 in New London, New London Co., CT, baptized 20 Oct. 1728 in New London, and died about 1777 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT.  He married Anna Terrill on 1 Aug. 1750 in Lyme, New London Co., CT.  His will was probated 2 Sept. 1777 and was filed at Woodbury, Litchfield Co., CT.  (R‑149, R‑508)

Children - Beebe

+92.  Elisha Beebe, b. 3 Feb. 1750/1, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  93.  Clarissa Beebe (twin), b. 20 Aug. 1753 (Waterbury, CT).

  94.  Glovina Beebe (twin), b. 20 Aug. 1753 (Waterbury, CT)

+95.  Simeon Beebe, b. 25 Jan. 1755, m. Lois (Lucy) Gunn, d. 28 Jan. 1813.

  96.  Martin Beebe, b. 20 Aug. 1756 (Waterbury, CT), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 15 Sept. 1819 (Oxford, CT).

+97.  Ephraim Beebe, b. 10 March 1757, m. Delight Kent, 13 Dec. 1781, d. after 23 Feb. 1830.

  98.  Mehitable Beebe, b. 13 Dec. 1759 (Waterbury, CT).

+99.  Asahel Beebe, b. 5 March 1763, m. Amarilla Parmalee, 26 Oct. 1789, d. 26 April 1848.

  100.   Phylena Beebe, b. 11 July 1763(?) (Waterbury, CT), m. Eli Hull, 11 Sept. 1783.

+101.   Artemas Beebe, b. 26 July 1766, m. Bethiah Pheland, 9 June 1790, d. 19 Dec. 1852.

  102.   Polly Beebe, b. 1767, m. Richard Pardee (before 1796 in Naugatuck, New Haven Co., CT).

+103.   Stephen Beebe, b. 11 Oct. 1769, m. Lydia Bayley, d. 20 Dec. 1839.

  104.   Anne Beebe, b. 1773, m. Ebenezer Tyler, 16 Jan. 1791.

  105.   Tryphena Beebe, b. 1775.



John Webb (41) was born in 1711 and died in 1785 or later.  He married Lydia ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  His will was dated 1785, and mentions his wife and the children listed below. (R‑500)

Children - Webb

  106.   Constant Webb

  107.   Benjamin Webb

  108.   Calvin Webb

  109.   daughter, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Graves.

+110.   Lydia Webb, b.c. 1749, m. Phineas Bushnell, d. 20 May 1830.

  111.   Lucy Webb

+112.   Sarah Webb, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hupman.


Ruth Merriam (42) was born 2 Nov. 1713 in Lynn, MA, and died 3 Nov. 1785 in Bristol, CT.  She married Caleb Mathews on 9 May 1733 in Wallingford, CT.  (R‑133)

Children - Mathews

  113.   Mamre Mathews, b. 18 Aug. 1734, d. Sept. 1734.

  114.   Ruth Mathews, b. 12 Oct. 1735/6, m. Joseph Gaylord.

  115.   Hannah Mathews, b. 31 Jan. 1737, m. Dan Hills, 20 Dec. 1757 (Bristol, CT).

  116.   Jerusha Mathews, b. 8 May 1739.

  117.   Jerusha Mathews, b. 30 May 1740.

  118.   Caleb Mathews, b. 16 Dec. 1743, d. 1814.

  119.   Mamre (“Minnie”) Mathews, b. 19 Feb. 1745/6, m. Isaac Cleveland.

  120.   Etheldred Mathews, b. 17 May 1748/9.

+121.   John Mathews, b. 24 April 1750, m. Olive Royce (or Roys), 30 Nov. 1769, d. 1840.

  122.   Etheldred Mathews, b. 11 June 1754, d. 10 Dec. 1811.



Benjamin Graves (46) was born about 1699 (or 1695), and died 25 March 1770 in his 71st year, according to his tombstone in Tater Hill Cem., East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vols. 80, 81).  He bought twenty-eight and a half acres in East Haddam from John Ackley on 22 May 1722, and his father gave him eighty acres in Millington Parish in the same town.

He married Mary Jones, daughter of Thomas Jones of Colchester, CT, who was admitted to East Haddam Congregational Church 18 August 1734.  She was born 22 April 1709 in Enfield, CT, and died before 18 Feb. 1777, when her son Benjamin was appointed administrator of her estate.  In Thomas Jones' will (Early Conn. Probate Records, vol. 3, pp. 74-5), he speaks of his daughter Mary as the wife of Benjamin Graves.

At least their first four children were baptized in Millington Parish.  (R‑73, R‑118, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+123.   Mary Graves, b. 1724 (or 1727), m. Nathaniel Cone, 5 Dec. 1745, d. 10 (or 16) June 1772.

+124.   Lydia Graves, b.c. 1732, m. Simeon Crosby, 10 Aug. 1749, d. 8 April 1798.

+125.   Benjamin Graves, b. 2 March 1734, m. Mary Ransom, c. 1759, d.c. 6 Sept. 1781.

  126.   Dorothy Graves, bapt. 9 Feb. 1735 (or 25 Aug. 1734 per R‑500).

  127.   Sterling Graves [Rev.], b. 1738, never married, d. 23 Sept. 1772.  He was one of the detachment from the South Millington Company of East Haddam, CT sent out by Captain Cone for the relief of Forts Edward and William Henry in Aug. 1757.  He graduated from Yale College in the class of 1765, was licensed as a clergyman at Hartford in 1767, and settled over the Church at Hartford, CT in 1768.  He was ordained 4 May 1768 in the open air on a knoll about a mile south of the present Congregational Church in East Hartford, of which he was first pastor  He was bur. in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT.

+128.   Roswell Graves, b.c. 1740, m. Elizabeth Driggs, 15 Nov. 1763, d. 1776.

+129.   Ruth Graves, b. 27 Dec. 1741, m. Daniel Driggs, 19 Nov. 1763, d. after 1781.


Jedediah Graves (49) was born about 1708 in Colchester, New London Co., CT, and died 10 Nov. 1800, aged 92 years, in Sherman, Fairfield Co., CT, leaving a will.  He was christened 15 May 1709 in the First Church of Christ, New London, CT.  He married Jerusha Ackley, daughter of Samuel Ackley of East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, in 1728. She was born 29 March 1707 and died in Aug. 1736.  He married second Elizabeth Allen, daughter of Samuel Allen and Lydia Hastings, in June 1737.  She was born about 1712 (or 1716) and died 13 March 1752.  After her death, he married third Ruth Bennett, daughter of Lieutenant Henry Bennett, on 27 Dec. 1758.  She was born 20 Jan. 1738 or 1739 in Lyme, New London Co., CT, and died 26 Oct. 1823 at age eighty six.

Jedediah lived in East Haddam as early as 1723 when he bought ten acres of land from Thomas Crippen and bought and sold land there at least up until 1752, when he moved to New Fairfield (now Sherman), CT, where he lived until his death.

The History of Warren County[6]  describes Queensbury, NY, and how the land was given by King George III by land patents.  Jedediah was among twenty three petitioners receiving land patents on 29 May 1762.  It states that the men who applied for the patents were “men of influence,” and “lent their names to secure the grant for the benefit of the actual settlers.”  The area was named Queensbury to honor the King’s new wife.  Jedediah was one of the first land holders in that town.  He did not settle on the land himself, but was the owner of the land, about 1,000 acres.  Allen Graves’ (#133) name is on the Warren Co. records as selling the land some years later.

He was a stalwart and prosperous man, much respected by all who knew him.  His will, which follows, specified the distribution of his property, and was admitted to probate in Dec. 1800.

“In the Name of God Amen.

I Jedediah Graves of New Fairfield in the County of Fairfield and Colony of Connecticut being of a sound mind and memory, blessed by Almighty God therefor, and calling to mind the mortality of my body, knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, and not knowing how soon my departure out of time may be, do in the name of God make and ordain this my last will and testament.

And first, I give and recommend my precious and immortal soule to God who gave it hoping for eternal life through Jesus Christ my Redeemer and my body transmit to the earth at death to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named, not doubting but at the resurrection by the power of God I shall again receive the same and as touching such worldly estate it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same in the following manner viz.

First.  My will is that all my just debts together with my funeral expenses be paid out of my estate in convenient time after decease.

Imprimis.  I give and bequeath to Ruth my dear and well beloved wife the whole of my part of the house that I now live in and possess, also one good feather bed with all the furniture belonging thereto, pillows, bolster, sheets, coverlid and blankets, also the improvement of that tract of land during her natural life which I have purchased of Ephrin Leach and Doratha his wife containing twenty eight acres, also one third of my personal estate, also the improvement of one quarter part the farm or land that I now live on and possess, during the term she shall continue to be my widow and relict.

Item.  I give to Jonah Graves, Allen Graves, Stephen Graves, Russell Graves, Amos Graves, Ezra Graves, my sons all my real estate to be equally divided to them.

Item.  I give to Allen Graves and Stephen Graves my sons, twenty £ to each of them out of my personal estate.

Item.  I give to Rachel, Lucy, Mary my daughters and to Ester and Rhoda's heirs the remainder of my personal estate to be equally divided among them.

And lastly I constitute and appoint my well beloved sons Stephen Graves and Ezra Graves to be executors of this my last will and testament holding and establishing this and this only to be my last will and testament.

In testamony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of February, A.D. 1795.


                                                        Jedediah  X  Graves


Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Jedediah Graves to be his last will and testament in presence of us the witnesses whose names are unwritten. Signed in the presence of the testator.

        Stephen Barns

        Levi Babock

        Andrew Barns”

(R‑9[7], R‑30, R‑45, R‑68, R‑80, R‑84, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Jerusha Ackley

+130.   Jonah Graves, b. 28 June 1728 (or 20 June 1729), m(1) Ruth Crosby, before Aug. 1750, m(2) Sallie Graves (#487), 15 Sept. 1795, d. 1825.

  131.   Esther Graves, b. 9 Jan. 1731, m. Stephen Chapman, 13 Feb. 1755, d. 19 Jan. 1802.

  132.   Rachel Graves, b. 2 Jan. 1734, m. Increase Crosby (of Hadlyme, CT), 13 Feb. 1755, d. 19 Jan. 1802 (Hadlyme, New London Co., CT).

Children - Graves, by Elizabeth Allen

+133.   Allen Graves, b. 1 May (or Aug.) 1738, m. Mary ‑‑‑‑ 1766, d. 6 March 1826.

  134.   Elizabeth Graves, b. 21 Feb. 1740, probably never married, d. before 1795.

+135.   Stephen Graves, b. 7 Feb. 1742, m. Patience Hatch, d. 21 April 1820.

+136.   Rhoda Graves, b. 16 Feb. 1744, m. James Stewart, Jr., 24 March 1763, d. before 21 Feb. 1795.

  137.   Lucy Graves, b. 26 April 1746, m. Nathaniel Seeley, d. after 21 Feb. 1795.

  138.   Mary Graves, b. 28 May 1748, m. Enoch Peck, 30 Oct. 1765, d. after 21 Feb. 1795.  He was b. 19 July 1743, son of Ephraim Peck and Sarah Porter, d. 7 Aug. 1814.

+139.   Russell Graves, b. 17 April 1751, m. Anna ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. after 1801.

+140.   Amos Graves, b. 10 Dec. 1753, m. Hannah Kennedy, 13 Jan. 1787, d. 29 April 1836.

Children - Graves, by Ruth Bennett

+141.   Ezra Graves, b. 13 June 1760, m. Joanna Northrup, 7 Nov. 1779, d. 6 July 1834.


Jonathan Graves (50) was born about 1711 in New London, New London Co., CT, and died after 1752 when he was mentioned in his father’s will, probably in Shelburne Falls, Franklin Co., MA.  He married Mary Tisdale, daughter of James Tisdale and Abigail Coleman.  She was born in 1710 and died about 1774.  He lived in Colchester, CT until at least 1716, East Haddam, and Lebanon, CT in 1752.  (R‑7, R‑36, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  142.   Chloe Graves, b. 1740.

+143.   Jonathan Graves, b.c. 1743, m. Bettie Lisk, c. 1771, d.c. 1826 (or late 1829).

  144.   Ephraim Graves, b. 1745, d. young.

  145.   Isaac Graves, b. 1747, d. young.

+146.   Elijah Graves, b. 25 Dec. 1749, m. Patience Case, 1772, d. 17 (or 16) May 1836.


James Graves (51) was born about 1712 in Colchester, New London Co., CT, was baptized 6 Feb. 1743, and died after 1787.  He married Mary Haskins, whose mother, Mill Tisdale, was a sister of Mary Tisdale, wife of his brother Jonathan, on 1 July 1743.  She was born about 1723 in CT, and died after 1767.  He resided in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT.  Later he sold his land there and moved to Shelburne, MA, where he was taxed as late as 1787.  James enlisted in June 1745 for the expedition to Cape Breton.  He was a member of the 5th Company Militia under Captain William Throop.  He served in the Rev. War as private in Captain Joshua L. Woodbridge's Co., Colonel Nathan Tyler's Mass. Regt.  He enlisted 25 June 1779 and discharged 25 Dec. 1779.  He also served one month and seven days in Rhode Island in the same company and regiment.  His sons James and Ansel served as substitutes for him in 1782.

At a town meeting in Shelburne, MA, where James, Haynes, and Eliphalet Graves lived, held on 26 June 1776 (ten days before "Our Declaration of Independence"), the following resolution was adopted:  "Resolved.  That this town will stand by the Honorable Continental Congress with their lives and fortunes if their Honors think it expedient to declare as independent from the Kingdom of Great Britain, for the safety of our rights and privileges."  (R‑82, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  147.   Almira Graves, b. about 1744 (Shelburne, Franklin Co., MA).

+148.   Eliphalet Graves, b. 1752, m. Anna (or Anne) Jones, 1770, d. Dec. 1836.

  149.   Elihu Graves, b. about 1754 (Colchester, New London, CT), d. 1773.

+150.   James Graves, b. 1 May 1764, m(1) Wealthy Jones, m(2) Jemima (‑‑‑‑‑‑)Ackhorn, c. 1828 or 1829, d. 8 July 1845.

+151.   Ansel Graves, b. 18 Feb. 1767, m. Caroline Otis, 1788, d. 3 Jan. 1810.


Peter Graves (52) was born at Colchester, New London Co., CT, was baptized 27 Dec. 1741, and died after 1781.  He married Sarah Wedge on 1 July 1742 at Colchester.  He was a soldier in the Rev. War from 1777 to 1781 in Captain Edward Eel's Co., Col. Samuel Wylly's Regt. Connecticut Line.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  152.   Eleazer Graves, b. 24 March 1743, bapt. 14 Sept. 1743, d. 25 Nov. 1760.  He was in Capt. Spencer's (East Haddam) Co. in the French and Indian War.  He enlisted 24 March 1760 and served until his death.

+153.   Peter Graves, b. 3 Nov. 1744, m. Mary Chapman, 17 May 1764, d. after 1818.

+154.   Asa Graves, b. 8 May 1747, m. Mercy Kellogg, 2 March 1786, d. 5 May 1800.

  155.   Abigail Graves, b. 2 May 1749, bapt. 6 Aug. 1749.

  156.   Elizabeth Graves, b. 29 Oct. 1751.

  157.   Deborah Graves, b. 14 May 1754, d. 5 Dec. 1754.

  158.   John Graves, b. 12 April 1756, bapt. 16 May 1756.

  159.   Diadema Graves, b. 3 Jan. 1759, bapt. 13 May 1759.

  160.   Lois Graves, b. 20 Aug. 1763.


Haynes Graves (53) was born in Colchester, New London Co., CT, and died after 14 Feb. 1816.  He married Irene Chapman on 27 July 1749 at Colchester.  She died 11 May 1787 at Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT, and was buried in Town Hill Cem. there.  He resided at East Haddam, CT up to 1768 when he moved to Shelburne, MA and lived there until about 1783.  He then moved to Salisbury, CT.  He was one of the town officers in Shelburne in 1771.  He bought 93 acres of land in Salisbury from Lemuel Wheeler for £464 on 12 Dec. 1783.  He held and conveyed various pieces of land in Salisbury, the last conveyance being dated 14 Feb. 1816.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  161.   Elijah Graves; served 3 years in the Rev. War as private and drummer in Captain Eliphalet Holmes' Co., First Conn. Regt., enlisted 10 Jan. 1777 and discharged 10 Jan. 1780.

+162.   Ichabod Graves, b.c. 1763, m. Sarah Chapman, c. 1785, d. 28 Jan. 1849.

+163.   Alice Graves, m. Prosper Deming, 15 April 1782.

  164.   Lemuel Graves

  165.   Dolly Graves


Elizabeth Graves (54) married Ebenezer Hyde, son of Samuel Hyde and Elizabeth Calkins, on 2 June 1741 in Lebanon, New London Co., CT.  She died after 1782, since she was living there as his widow in that year.  She was his second wife.  He was born at Lebanon, CT, and died there 21 Aug. 1743 (or 1742).

He was a grandson of Samuel Hyde and Jane Lee of Norwich, CT.  He married Dorothy Throop on 25 Feb. 1729.  They settled at Lebanon, CT, where she died in 1740.  All the children by Dorothy were born in Lebanon.  They were:  William Hyde, b. 8 April 1730, m. Abigail Worth; Ignatius Hyde, b. 30 April 1731, d. 10 June 1731; Ebenezer Hyde, b. 10 Sept. 1732, m. Phebe ‑‑‑‑‑‑; Ignatius Hyde, b. 28 April 1738; Deborah Hyde, b. 16 Oct. 1734, m. Amos Robinson; Elizabeth Hyde, b. 13 Oct. 1736, died in infancy; Elizabeth Hyde, b. 14 March 1740.  (R‑504)

Children - Hyde

  166.   Submit Hyde, b. 24 Nov. 1742 (Lebanon, CT).


Mary Graves (57) was born 20 Jan. 1727/8 in Colchester, New London Co., CT, and died 13 March 1793 in New Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT.  She married Samuel Hungerford, son of Thomas4 Hungerford (Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) and Margaret Stewart (or Elizabeth Smith) of East Haddam, CT, on 23 June 1746 in Colchester, CT.  Samuel was born 10 May 1725 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 3 Sept. 1789 in Sherman or New Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT.  An account was given in the Connecticut Courant of 30 Oct. 1770 “of a remarkable day of spinning on an ordinary wheel of 126 knots of good fine worsted yarn by this Mary Hungerford on the 21st day of Sept. 1770.”  (R‑71, R‑110, R‑162, R‑500)

Children - Hungerford

  167.   Emiline Hungerford, b. New Fairfield, CT, m. Samuel Allen, d. 18 Feb. 1832 (Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT).

  168.   Eleanor Hungerford, b. 17 May 1747 (East Haddam, CT), bapt. 2 Oct. 1752 (New Fairfield, CT), m. Alexander Stewart.

  169.   daughter (twin), b. 2 June 1748 (East Haddam, CT).

  170.   son (twin), b. 2 June 1748 (East Haddam, CT).

  171.   Mary Hungerford, b. 21 June 1749 (New Fairfield, CT), bapt. 2 Oct. 1752, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hubbell, m(2) Alexander Stewart, 1770 (New Fairfield, CT), d. 19 Aug. 1839 (Fairfield, VT).

+172.   Eunice Hungerford, b. 26 April 1751, m. Joseph Soule, 1767, d. 19 Aug. 1839.

  173.   Miriam Hungerford, b. 13 Feb. 1753 (New Fairfield, CT), bapt. 25 March 1753 (New Fairfield, CT), m. Samuel Stewart.

  174.   James Hungerford, b. 1754 (New Fairfield, CT).

+175.   Uriel Hungerford, b. 12 Feb. 1755, m. Hannah Wilcox, 1775, d. 18 April 1834.

+176.   Isaiah Hungerford, b. 26 Dec. 1756, m. Esther Mead, 1776, d. 16 June 1833.

  177.   Allen Hungerford, b. 12 Dec. 1758 (New Fairfield, CT), bapt. 13 Jan. 1759 (New Fairfield, CT), d. 19 June 1776 (New Fairfield, CT).

  178.   Levi Hungerford, b. 1759.

+179.   Ezra Hungerford, b. 8 Feb. 1761, m. Caroline Wilcox, 1778, d. 1 Sept. 1832.

+180.   Zerviah Hungerford, b. 13 June 1763, m. Amos Northrup, 14 April 1785, d. 18 Feb. 1832.

+181.   Deborah Hungerford, b. 18 Nov. 1764, m. Nathan Waldo, 21 Sept. 1785, d. 4 Jan. 1844.

  182.   Simeon Hungerford, b. 14 May 1766 (New Fairfield, CT), m. Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1828 (Swanton, Franklin Co., VT).

  183.   Margaret Hungerford, b. 14 May 1767 (New Fairfield, CT), m. Job Hurlbut, 1 July 1787 (New Fairfield, CT), d. 14 May 1851 (New Fairfield, CT).

+184.   Elizabeth Hungerford, b. 20 May 1769, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Putnam, m(2) Samuel Tuttle, 1800, m(3) Solomon Jones, 1807, d. 20 April 1853.

+185.   Samuel Hungerford, b. 7 Dec. 1771, m. Abigail Kilbourne, d. 1855.


Abigail Graves (58) was born in 1726 in Colchester, New London Co., CT and was baptized 6 Aug. 1749.  She married Nathan Dodge, son of David Britain Dodge and Rebecca Yeomans, on 10 Oct. 1755 probably in Colchester.  He was born 14 July 1736 in Colchester, and died 12 Sept. 1793 probably in CT.  Their children were born in Colchester.  (R‑74[8], R‑79, R‑92, R‑500)

Children - Dodge

+186.   Elihu Dodge, b. 21 (or 22) Aug. 1756, m(1) Hulda Tiffany, 15 May 1774, m(2) Lucretia Rogers, 9 May 1792, d.c. 26 Nov. 1830.

  187.   Olive (or Oliver) Dodge, b. 14 Oct. 1758.

  188.   Amasa Dodge (male), b. 20 Jan. 1760, d. 1765.

  189.   Abigail Dodge, b. 12 June 1763.

  190.   Nathan Dodge, b. 21 Oct. 1765

+191.   Deborah Dodge, b. 1767, m. Nathan Loveland, 2 Dec. 1784, d. 1884.

  192.   Amasa Dodge, b. 1768, m. Mary Wickham.  It has not been proven that this Amasa Dodge was a son of Nathan Dodge and Abigail Graves.  If this is the correct connection, this is the ancestry of Mrs. Lou Anne Carr Hager, R‑92.  See Appendix for descendants of Amasa Dodge and Mary Wickham.



Benjamin Graves (59) was born about 1720 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., CT.  He went with his father to New Cambridge (a part of Farmington), CT about 1743.  His father and brother Joshua deeded to him certain lands in New Cambridge on 19 May 1749, which he held and paid taxes on in 1750 and 1751, and sold to Joseph Hodgkins and Joseph Gaylord in the fall of 1751.

He was living in Salisbury, CT in 1788, where his daughter Rebecca died.  She was buried in the same lot as child George Marsh.  Certain properties were deeded to him on 27 May 1789, which he conveyed the same day for same consideration to George Marsh individually.  For these reasons, it is supposed that he married into the Marsh family, probably marrying Katherine Marsh, but that has not been definitely ascertained.  (R‑104, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+193.   Joseph Graves, b.c. 1746, m.‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+194.   David Graves, b. 25 Oct. 1752 (or 20 Oct. 1751), m. Sarah Farrington, d. 24 Feb. 1837.

  195.   Rebecca Graves, b. about 1759, d. 1788.

+196.   Benjamin Graves, b. 22 Nov. 1760, m(1) Lucretia Marsh, m(2) Hulda Thompson, c. 1804, m(3) Sally Marshall, 27 Sept. 1835, d. 22 March 1843.


Joshua Graves (60) was born in 1723 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 23 Aug. 1803 at Salisbury, Addison Co., VT in his 80th year. He married Rhoda Bronson, daughter of Lieutenant John Bronson and Comfort Baldwin, on 5 April 1750.  She was born 30 March 1729 and died 16 Sept. 1807.  He moved with his father from Saybrook to New Cambridge (a part of Farmington, CT) about 1743.  He bought and sold property in New Cambridge and vicinity and was taxed in that town from 1748 to 1761.  In 1764 he describes himself as of Sharon, CT.

He moved to Vermont and first settled in Arlington, but went with his son Jesse to Salisbury and "pitched" a hundred acre farm where his descendant Columbus Smith (#1686) subsequently lived in the spring of 1774.  They built a log house and cleared and planted a few acres of land, the first clearing for agricultural purposes in Salisbury.  He brought his family to Salisbury in 1775, but his house was burned by the Indians in the spring of 1776.  He built another that same year and his family returned to it in the spring of 1777.

He and one of his sons were captured by Indians in June 1777 and taken to Montreal but were released to the British as they were engaged in peaceful pursuits when captured.  The family then retired to Rutland, VT, remained there until the close of the Rev. War, and returned to their home in Salisbury in 1783.  That year he built the first framed barn in Salisbury.  He was exempted from military and jury duty because of his deafness.  Four of his sons, Jesse, Simeon, Chauncey, and Asa, are all listed on the rolls of those serving in the militia in defense of the frontier area north of Rutland, and the first three received pensions in their old age.

History of Salisbury, Vermont, by John M. Weeks, pub. in 1860, gives the following account of their capture:

“After the commencement of the revolutionary war, Joshua Graves moved back as far as Rutland, but remained there but a short time before he and his boys returned to their farm in Salisbury again, (this was in the summer of 1776), and built another house in the place of the one destroyed by the Indians, harvested their wheat which had been sown the year before, prepared their land and sowed another crop, and in September, returned again to their family in Rutland.

Mr. Graves, not regarding this hazardous experiment of settling a new country in time of war, moved his family again to his farm, early in the spring of 1777, with the intention of making a permanent settlement.  He planted corn on the interval land near Otter creek, and while hoeing it one day, sometime in the month of June of that year (we have the story from the mouth of Jesse Graves), he and his boys suddenly discovered a large party of Indians coming upon them from the north.  It would have been an easy matter to conceal themselves, if they had had a minute's notice of the approach of the enemy, but being occupied with their work, and their sight being intercepted by the woods on the north, before they were aware of it, the Indians were close upon them, some approaching by land, but the greater number by bark canoes in the creek.  There was a boy at work with them, about fourteen years old, who started to run, but Mr. Graves ordered him to stop, as the savages would be more apt to shoot him while endeavoring to make his escape.

The Indians soon came up and ordered them all, Joshua Graves, Jesse Graves and the boy, to give up their work and go along with them.  So they all went on together up the creek, and stopped over night on the farm now called the Kelsey place.  Here the Indians found a pair of oxen, and butchered one of them to provide their evening and morning meal.  From this place they passed up the creek and made a halt at the house of Jeremiah Parker, who then lived on the farm now (in 1860) owned by Ebenezer Jenny.  On looking over Mr. Parker’s house, the Indians found a quantity of maple sugar, about two hundred pounds, which they took out of doors, and, having assembled around it, held what they called a “pow-wow.”

The party being large, numbering about two hundred and fifty, the sugar was nearly exhausted in eating and wasting, before the journey was resumed.  Nothing was taken from Mr. Parker except the sugar, and his house was left without having suffered any damage…

Having regaled themselves at Mr. Parker’s expense, the Indians made a captive of him, and all set out for the south, no one of the captives knowing for what they were taken, or where they were going.  They soon arrived at Neshobe, (Brandon), where they were placed under the care of an Indian guard, and conducted to Lake Champlain, near Ticonderoga, where they, together with a part of the guard, were placed on board a British vessel and taken to Montreal.

Here the Indians demanded of the chief officer of the British forces at that place, the bounty for “rebel heads;” but the officers, after examining the case, found that these men had been taken by the Indians while in the quiet and peaceable prosecution of their labors as farmers, and decided that the prisoners ought to be allowed to return to their homes.  This decision caused a good deal of murmuring on the part of the Indians, who thought they ought at least be permitted to take the scalps of their captives as reward for their trouble.

The prisoners, being released, were allowed to find their way back to their families the best way they could, which they did after a long and tedious journey, having been absent about three weeks.

These Indians treated their prisoners well while they had charge of them, imposing no burdensom tasks upon them, and allowing them the same rations as themselves, which consisted of one tablespoonful, daily, of pounded parched corn.

This was all the food the prisoners or the Indians had, with the exception of what they so unceremoniously took just as they started, until they were placed on board the vessel, when the officers in the British command gave them a more generous diet.

So far as these men traveled with this party of Indians, they could discover no indication that this excursion was made for the sake of booty or mischief; the Indians burnt no houses, nor did they maliciously destroy any property nor steal or pillage anything, except what they wanted to eat.

After learning the character and disposition of the red men of Vermont, the Messrs. Graves concluded that settling a new country in time of war was too hazardous an undertaking for them, and determined, as soon as practicable, to leave the country until the war was over.

They returned to Rutland early in September of that year, having first made a “cache” in the ground, in which they deposited their pewter ware, which consisted of platters, plates, basins, spoons, and a variety of other domestic utensils, of which they had a good supply, and also a few farming tools.

But on their return in 1783, after the war, the place of their improvements had become so changed, it being overgrown with brush and briers, that they were unable to find any of their things thus deposited, nor could any of the family determine exactly where the “cache” was made.  It is not improbable that it was discovered and robbed, and the place afterwards gradually filled up and overgrown with brushwood.”

There may have also been a daughter, Amelia Graves, born about 1770.  Amelia Noyes, a sister of Jesse Graves, gave a deposition regarding his Revolutionary War service.  (R‑48, R‑55, R‑59, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  197.   Millicent Graves

  198.   Barney Graves

  199.   Minerva (or Mamra/Mammoie) Graves, b. 26 Nov. 1750 or 1751 (Waterbury, CT).

+200.   Simeon Graves, b. 20 Sept. 1752, m. Mary Jennings, d. after 1840.

+201.   Jesse Graves, b. 30 Jan. 1755, m. Ruth Remington, 16 Feb. 1780, d. 12 (or 20) Oct. 1820.

+202.   Asa Graves, b. 19 Feb. 1757, m. Desire ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 5 July 1820 (or 6 Oct. 1823).

  203.   Sarah Graves, b. 5 March 1759 (Waterbury, CT).

+204.   Chauncey (or Chancy) Graves, b. 9 Sept. 1761, m(1) Olive Sprague, m(2) Rachel Adams, 8 June 1794 (or 1795), d. after 20 July 1850.

  205.   Philla Graves, m. Brook McDoniel, 12 Sept. 1793.


Cornelius Graves (61) was born in 1724 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 2 Aug. 1812.  He married Hannah (Brooks) Clark, widow of John Clark, and daughter of Stephen Brooks and Hannah Barnes, on 1 May 1751.  She was born 5 April 1726 and died 14 Nov. 1759.  He married second Phebe Prindle, daughter of Nathan Prindle and Mary Richerson, on 13 Aug. 1761.  She was born 24 Oct. 1733, and died 15 Dec. 1821 at New Hartford, Oneida Co., NY.

Cornelius moved with his father to New Cambridge (now Bristol), a part of Farmington, CT about 1743.  He bought lot 94 in Free Masons Patent on the South side of Mohawk River in Whitestown from Jedediah Iauger of Whitestown for £50 on 10 March 1792, and he and his son Jacob conveyed it for the same consideration to his brother Benjamin of Litchfield Co., CT on 3 Oct. 1792.  He was buried with his wife in the cemetery at the N.W. corner of South and Comelia Streets, New Hartford, NY.  (R‑94, R‑500)[9]

Children - Graves, by Hannah Clark

+206.   Stephen Graves, b. 2 (or 15) Feb. 1752, m. Ruth Jerome, 8 Dec. 1778, d. 6 June 1828 (or 1 June 1821).

+207.   Benjamin Graves, b. 12 March 1754, m. Eunice (or Jerusha) Hale, 15 Aug. 1776, d. 29 Nov. 1836.

  208.   Cornelius Graves, b. 9 (or 16) March 1756, bapt. 16 May 1756, d. 7 Oct. 1781(or 1777) (in the service of his country in the Rev. War).

  209.   Jacob Graves, b. 1 Sept. 1758, d. 26 Nov. 1758.

Children - Graves, by Phebe Prindle

+210.   Jacob Graves, b. 12 July 1762, m. Elizabeth Turner, 13 June 1787.



John Graves (62) was born 27 April 1711 at Saybrook, Middlesex Co., CT, and died after 1774.  He married Lydia Clark, daughter of Joseph Clark and ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Carwell, of New Haven.  She was born 3 Nov. 1711 (or 1713) in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.  He bought land near his father's farm in Potopogree, CT on 28 Feb. 1733, and was an extensive land owner in Connecticut before he moved to Walpole, NH before 22 Feb. 1762.  He purchased large tracts in Walpole, which the family still held about 1900.  He deeded lands in Chester, NH to his son Eliphas on 19 Feb. 1767, and to others in 1771 and 1774.  He and his wife signed the covenant at the Old Church on 7 Jan. 1767 where Rev. Thomas Fessenden was pastor.  Their children were born in New Haven.  (R‑86, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+211.   John Graves, b.c. 1737, m. Lydia ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. before 1810.

+212.   Eliad Graves, b. 1739, m. Abigail Clark, April 1756 (or in 1761), d. 13 (or 18) April 1828.

+213.   Eliphas (or Eliphaz) Graves, b. 1741, m(1) Rebecca Vubb (?) (or Webb) or Margaret L. Webb), 9 Feb. 1764, m(2) Hannah Kelsey, 3 Nov. 1793, d. 20 March 1822.


Daniel Graves (64) was born 1 Feb. 1714/15 at Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT, and died after 1770.  He married Hannah Parmelee, daughter of Nathaniel Parmelee and Esther Ward, on 5 Jan. 1744.  She was born 21 Sept. 1712 and died 26 Aug. 1753. He married second Lydia (or Lois) Stevens on 23 May 1754.  He married third Lois Loveland in Nov. 1765. (R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Hannah Parmelee

+214.   Daniel Graves, b. 25 Oct. 1744, m. Lois ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  215.   Hannah Graves, b. 7 Jan. 1746, m. William Nettleton, 22 Oct. 1767.  He was b. 17 March 1740, son of Jeremiah Nettleton and Deborah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, and d. 17 Jan. 1778.

  216.   Joel Graves, b. 23 June 1749, m. Mercy Hull, 26 Oct. 1769.  She was b. 2 April 1749, dau. of Joseph Hull (b. 10 Sept. 1707) and Elizabeth Redfield.

Children - Graves, by Lydia Stevens

+217.   Josiah Graves, b. 19 July 1755, m(1) Jerusha Wilcox, 10 March 1785, m(2) Lydia ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  218.   Solomon Graves, 19 Feb. 1757 (Killingworth, CT).

  219.   Lydia Graves, b. 12 May 1759, m. Thomas Willard, 22 March 1781.  He was b. 23 July 1759, son of Jared Willard and Katherine Bates of Guilford, CT.

Children - Graves, by Lois Loveland

  220.   Lois Graves, b. 29 Oct. 1766.

  221.   Sybil Graves, b. 27 Sept. 1768.

  222.   Hannah Graves, b. 10 Feb. 1771.


Abner Graves (65) was born 20 June 1717 at Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT, and died after 19 Dec. 1780.  He married widow Mary (Judd) Judd on 21 April 1743 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT (Farmington Vital Records, vol. LR6, p. 305).  She was born 20 Oct. 1717, a twin daughter of Jonathan Judd and Hannah Diggins.  He was of Farmington in 1750 when he conveyed land in Shuttle Meadow Mountain to Nathaniel Winchel of the Parish of Kensington, was of Southington in 1752, and probably of Walpole, NH later.  Abner was a soldier in the French War, with Phineas and Josiah Graves, in Captain Bezaleel Bristel’s company.  Abner removed to the Ashuelots, from which were established the towns of Walpole and Keene, NH.  There he and Joshua Graves obtained the liberty to turn the stream of the East Branch, on 29 May 1759, for building a saw mill and corn mill.  Abner’s war record shows him to be an old man in the Revolutionary War, and serving in short leaves only.  In 1780, he served under Commander Herman Switt, Colonel.  He enlisted 10 July 1780 and was discharged 19 Dec. 1780.  Abner’s grandson, whose residence was Stratford, VT, was a widely known farmer and veterinary surgeon.  (R‑1, R‑20, R‑58, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+223.   Asahel Graves, b. 23 Aug. 1746, m. Sarah (or Sara) ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+224.   Ezekiel (or Ezehiel) Graves, b. 13 Sept. 1748 (or 1753), m(1) Nancy Hannah, m(2) Mary Dwinnel, 18 Dec. 1810, d. June 1813.

+225.   Bela Graves, b. 4 Sept. 1750 (or 23 Sept. 1751), m(1) Sarah Holcomb, m(2) Sarah Griswold, before Aug. 1782, d. 15 Jan. 1852.

  226.   Silvanus (or Sylvanus) Graves, b. 25 Aug. 1756 (Farmington, CT VRs, vol. LR11, p. 582).


Aaron Graves (67) was born 9 March 1722 at Saybrook (or Killingworth[10]), Middlesex Co., CT, and died 8 Aug. 1814 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH, aged 92 years.  He married Phoebe (or Phebe) Meigs, daughter of Recompense Meigs of East Guilford, CT and Phoebe Goodale of Bridgehampton, Long Island, NY, on 27 Sept. 1750.  She was born 1 Feb. 1730 in Saybrook or Madison, CT, and died 20 March 1813 in Walpole, NH, aged 83 years.  (According to Descendants of Vincent Meigs, her parents were residents of East Guilford, which would have been Madison, CT.)  Phoebe Goodale was born and raised in Bridgehampton, Long Island, NY.

Aaron moved to Walpole, NH before 1750, being one of the first settlers in that town.  He and his wife were admitted to First Congregational Church at Walpole on 3 June 1777.  They both were buried in Walpole, NH.  Aaron served as a private in the Rev. War.

Aaron supposedly married second Rhoda ‑‑‑‑‑‑, who died in April 1819 at age 73, and was buried in Walpole, NH.

All his children were born at Walpole, NH, with the possible exception of Tryphena, and Hannah who was born at Guilford, New Haven Co., CT.  (R‑13, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  227.   Tryphena Graves, b. 1754, m. Aaron Royce, 13 Dec. 1775.

+228.   Recompense Graves, b. 20 Jan. 1756, m. Susanna (or Hannah) Little, 20 May 1781, d. 3 (or 2) April 1821.

  229.   Daniel Graves; this child is listed by Frizzell, R‑502, but not by J. C. Graves, R‑500.

  230.   Jesse Graves, b. 11 April 1758, never married, d. 1775.

+231.   Aaron Graves, b. 11 Feb. 1760, m(1) Rhoda Wheeler, 17 May 1782, m(2) Fanny Aldrich, 7 Dec. 1815, d. 3 Oct. 1816.

+232.   Hannah Graves, b. 8 Nov. 1761, m. Simon Buell (or Buel), 15 Nov. 1786, d. 31 Dec. 1852.

+233.   Samuel Graves, b. 20 Feb. 1763, m. Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 4 June 1846.

+234.   Abner Graves, b. 5 Feb. 1766, m. Mary Graves, 23 (or 22) May 1788, d. 4 April 1855.

  235.   Roxana Graves, b. 4 Dec. 1772.

  236.   Lydia Graves, b. 1755 (?), m. Ebenezer Farnham (or Farnam or Farnum), 2 Nov. (or 29 Sept.) 1795 (Walpole, NH).  He was b. 26 March 1752 (Killingworth, CT), d. 17 Dec. 1838, and was a Rev. soldier.


Lydia Graves (68) was born 4 Sept. 1724 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT or Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH, and died sometime after 1754.  She married Peter Farnham, son of Peter Farnham and Mercy Wright, 28 Feb. 1744 or 1745[11] in Killingworth, CT.  He was her first cousin on her mother’s side of the family.  Peter was born 12 Jan. 1720 or 1721 in Killingworth, Middlesex, CT, and died about 1752.  Their children were born in Killingworth, CT.  He was the founder of the New Haven branch of the Farnham family.  Peter was the great uncle of Dr. Bela Farnham who stated that Peter died early in life and left three sons.  After Peter’s death, Lydia married Joseph Griswold on 23 May 1754.  (R‑13, R‑102)

Children - Farnham

  237.   Deacon) Roger Farnham, b. 6 April 1746, m(1) Molly Hall, 1778, m(2) Priscilla Hall, 23 April 1788, d. Oct. 1830 (Walpole, NH).

+238.   Eber Farnham, b. 29 April 1748, m. Eunice ‑‑‑‑‑‑, about 1774, d. 8 Feb. 1837.

  239.   Rhuana Farnham, b. 29 July 1750, bapt. 5 Aug. 1750, m. Jason Harrington (Conway, Franklin Co., MA).

  240.   Ebenezer Farnham, b. 26 March 1752, bapt. 28 March 1752, m. Lydia Graves, 2 Nov. 1775 (Walpole, NH), d. 17 Dec. 1838 (or 1830[12] Waterford, Caledonia Co., VT).


Colonel Sylvanus (or Silvanus) Graves (71) was born 17 July 1729 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., CT, died 4 Feb. 1801 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT, and was buried in either Killingworth or Saybrook.[13]  He married Lydia (Hull) Griswold, daughter of Captain Josiah Hull and Elizabeth Redfield of Killingworth, and widow of Daniel Griswold, on 12 March 1759 in Killingworth.  She was born 29 Oct. 1732 in Killingworth, CT and died there 23 June 1797.  She had first married Daniel Griswold on 26 April 1751 in Killingworth.  They had two children, Josiah Griswold, born 17 June 1752, and Sybil Griswold, born 27 April 1753, in Killingworth.  Daniel died in 1753, and these two children took the name Graves after Lydia remarried.

He was captain of the 12th Co., 7th Regiment, Connecticut Militia from Killingworth in 1771 and, as major, assisted in forming a new regiment, in 1775, from companies of the 2nd, 7th, 10th, and 23rd Regiments under Colonel M. Talcott and Lieutenant Colonel Jabez Thompson.  Those regiments then marched to New York to assist in holding it against the British, who had evacuated Boston in March 1776, until the arrival of General Washington with the Continental Army from Boston.  Sylvanus was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the 7th Regiment of Connecticut Militia in May 1777 and resigned in Oct. 1779.  (R‑13, R‑27, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+241.   Abner Graves, b. 1760, m. Mary Howd, 4 Jan. 1789, d. 11 Sept. 1826.

  242.   Phebe Graves, b. 15 Aug. 1762, m. Stephen Butler, 27 Jan. 1785.

  243.   Sarah Graves, b. 1 April 1764, m. Russell Bishop (of Guilford, CT), 10 June 1807, d. 21 Nov. 1827.  He d. 26 Oct. 1825, son of Caleb Bishop and Abigail Parmelee.

+244.   Seth Graves, b. 1765, m. Paulina Bronson, 12 May 1793, d. 1 July 1829.

  245.   Sylvanus Graves, bapt. 16 Nov. 1766.  Died young.

  246.   Lydia Graves, b. 1767, m. Samuel W. Pratt, 25 Jan. 1793, d. 16 May 1810.  He was b. 3 May 1768, son of Samuel Pratt and Priscilla ‑‑‑‑‑‑ of Saybrook, CT.  They lived at Essex, CT.  She was bapt. 13 Dec. 1767 (Killingworth).

+247.   Rachel Graves, b. 24 Feb. 1769, m. Orrin Redfield, 10 March 1796, d. 21 April 1850.

  248.   Sylvanus Graves, b. 1771, bapt. 5 July 1772 (Killingworth, CT), d. 28 Oct. 1796 (Suffield, Hartford Co., CT).

  249.   John Graves, bapt. 6 Nov. 1774, m. Philetta Parmalee[14], 4 March 1801 (Killingworth).  She was the daughter of Hiel Parmelee and Patience Farnham of Killingworth and Claremont, NH.


Nathan Graves (72) was born 12 April 1732 at Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 13 Jan. 1821.  He married Mary Jones in 1750.  She died in 1767.  He was in Captain Andrew Ward's Co. of Colonel Elisha Chauncey's Regiment in the Indian War from 8 Sept. to 14 Dec. 1755. He married second Mabel Wilcox on 7 April 1768.  She died 25 July 1809.  He lived in Westmoreland, NH in 1790.  (R‑181, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Mary Jones

+250.   Mary Jones Graves, b. 19 Jan. (or 26 March per R‑181) 1758, m. Garner (or Gardner or Gardiner) Isbell, 23 Nov. 1778, d. 25 Oct. (or Nov. per R‑500) 1845.

  251.   Phebe Graves, b. 31 Dec. 1759, d. 1767.

+252.   Phineas Graves, b. 30 Jan. 1762, m(1) Elizabeth Mitchell, 12 Oct. 1786, m(2) Anna (Petty) Nourse, 9 Jan. 1818, d. 1 Jan. 1859.

+253.   Nathan Graves, Jr., b. 10 March 1764, m. Molly Jones, c. 1794.

+254.   Selah Graves, b. 1 Feb. 1767, m. Sabra Roundy, 6 April 1794, d. 29 Oct. 1838.

Children - Graves, by Mabel Wilcox

  255.   Azel Graves, b. 13 July 1769, d. 1775.

  256.   Gilbert Graves, b. 1 Nov. 1772, d. 7 Nov. 1772.

  257.   Darius Graves, b. 23 Jan. 1775, d. 30 March 1785.

  258.   Mabel Graves, b. 22 Feb. 1777, m. Joseph Barnes (of New York state).

+259.   Joel Graves, b. 25 Aug. 1780, m. Sarah Giddings, 16 Jan. 1820, d. 8 May 1852.

  260.   Azel Graves, b. 21 Oct. (or Aug.) 1785, bapt. 7 Jan. 1787 (Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH).






Ira Beebe (74) was born 20 July 1735 in Lyme, New London Co., CT, and died 29 Dec. 1792 in Naugatuck, New Haven Co., CT, age 57.  He married Jemima Hickox, daughter of Gideon Hickox and Sarah Upson, in Aug. 1758 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT.  She was born 24 Nov. 1736 in Waterbury, and died 1 April 1813 at age 77 in Naugatuck, CT.  They were both buried in Pine Hill Cem., Naugatuck, CT.  (R‑149, R‑508)

Children - Beebe

+261.   Eli Beebe, b. 30 Jan. 1758, m. Elizabeth Baldwin, 6 April 1778, d. 15 Sept. 1836.

+262.   Ursula Beebe, b. 9 Jan. 1761, m. Walter Wooster, 15 Nov. 1780, d. 28 Sept. 1846.

  263.   Achsa Beebe

  264.   Armenia Beebe

+265.   Borden Beebe, b. 5 Sept. 1767, m. Sybil Williams, d. 23 Jan. 1831.


Zera Beebe (76) was born 2 July 1740 in Lyme, New London Co., CT, and died between 30 Dec. 1803 and 14 Jan. 1805 in Solon, Cortland Co., NY, at age 66.  He was a soldier before and during the Rev. War and was granted 320 acres of land in Solon for his wartime services.  He married Desire ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He married second Keziah Warner, daughter of Abraham Warner and Keziah Welton, on 19 March 1761 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT.  She was born 8 Oct. 1742 in Waterbury, CT, and died 1 Sept. 1813 in Solon, NY.  She was buried on the Garrett Pritchard farm just east of Solon.  (R‑508, R‑509)

Children - Beebe, by Keziah Warner

  266.   Parthene Keziah Beebe, b. 12 Aug. 1762.

  267.   Joseph Beebe, b. 9 Jan. 1765, m. Esther ‑‑‑‑‑‑ (of Naugatuck, CT and Colebrook, CT).

  268.   Silas Beebe

  269.   Orellana Beebe

  270.   Lucy Beebe

  271.   Roderick Beebe

  272.   Abraham W. Beebe

  273.   Benjamin Beebe

  274.   Levi Beebe

  275.   Latus Beebe


Jonathan Beebe (78) was born 24 Sept. 1745 in Lyme, New London Co., CT.  He married Azubah Warner, daughter of Abraham Warner and Keziah Welton and sister to Keziah Warner who married Zera Beebe (#76), on 25 Aug. 1767 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT.  She was born 12 July 1740.  He was a soldier in the Rev. War, according to a 1781 payroll record in Windsor, VT.  He purchased land in Pomfret, VT in Sept. 1781.  Jonathan left Pomfret before 1791 and may have been the Jonathan in Saratoga, NY in the 1790 census, listed next to his brother Reuben.  (R‑149, R‑508).

Children - Beebe

  276.   Dorcas Beebe, 15 April 1768 (Waterbury, CT), m. Ebenezer Sears, 25 April 1798, d. 1814 (Canandaigua, NY).

+277.   William Beebe, b. 23 June 1770, m. Mary Cleveland, Oct. 1801, d. 1839.

  278.   Jonathan Beebe

  279.   Clarissa C. Beebe, b. 19 July 1772 (Waterbury, CT), d. 4 Nov. 1774 (Waterbury, CT).

  280.   Theodonis (Theodorus, Theodus) Beebe, b. 19 Oct. 1775 (Waterbury, CT), m. Elizabeth Warriner, d. 1 March 1856 (Medina Co., OH).  Both bur. in Reid Hill Cem.  She d. 25 June 1859.  She was a sister of Mary Warriner who m. Theodonis’ brother, Arsinoe.

+281.   Arsinoe Beebe, b. Nov. 1778, m. Mary Warriner, 8 Dec. 1799, d. 12 Oct. 1859.

  282.   Rufus Beebe, b.c. 1782 (Waterbury, CT), d. young.

  283.   Jonathan Beebe, b.c. 1783 (Waterbury, CT), m. Lucina Freeman, d. 1846 (Indiana).  May have been the Jonathan shown in the History of Ontario, NY as opening the first store for Oliver Rose in 1812 (Cheshire, NY) and the Jonathan who was an early teacher there.


David Beebe (79) was born 12 April 1747 in Lyme, New London Co., CT, and died 11 Nov. 1840 in Elyria, Lorain Co., OH, at age 93.  He married Lydia Terrill, daughter of Moses Terrill and Susanna Barnes, on 1 Feb. 1768 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT.  She died in 1833.  He was a soldier in the Rev. War and applied for a pension on 13 April 1833.  He lived in Waterbury, CT and moved to Ridgeville, Lorain Co., OH, were he was buried.  (R‑149, R‑508, R‑509)

Children - Beebe

  284.   Alice Beebe, b. 8 Dec. 1768.

  285.   Arah (or Asah) Beebe, b. 13 Nov. 1770, d. 14 Nov. 1773.

  286.   Electa Beebe, b. 8 June 1773.

  287.   Lydia Beebe, b. 20 July 1775.

  288.   Esther Beebe, b. 27 June 1777.

  289.   Eunice Beebe, b. 17 Sept. 1779.

  290.   David Beebe, b. 2 Sept. 1781 (Waterbury, CT).  Moved to North Ridgeville, OH in 1810.

  291.   Molly Beebe, b. 15 Oct. 1783.

  292.   Chester Beebe, b. 5 Nov. 1785 (Waterbury, CT).  Moved to North Ridgeville, OH in 1810.

+293.   Augustus Beebe, b. 18 April 1788, m. Eunice Smith.

  294.   Loman (or Lorin) Constant Beebe, b. 11 Jan. 1791 (Waterbury, CT), d. 4 Feb. 1827 (North Ridgeville, OH).


Seba Beebe (81) was born 6 April 1749 in Lyme, New London Co., CT, and died 26 Feb. 1837 in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada.  He married Sarah Davis, daughter of Thomas Davis and his second wife Mary (Ranney) Bush, on 24 Feb. 1773 in Westminster, Windham Co., VT.  Sarah was born 25 July 1751 at Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT.  Seba lived in Lyme, CT, Windsor, VT, and Piermont, NH (c. 1778).  In 1797 he moved to Beebe Plain on the Vermont/Quebec border, arriving there via an ox-team.  He was a soldier in the Rev. War, and his name appears on the pension rolls in Canada in 1831 for services rendered in the Vermont militia.  It was said that he was a counterfeiter in Vermont, and was tried and convicted of two of the four charges against him.  As his punishment, he was branded on the forehead with the letter “C”, had his right ear cut off, and was assessed monetary penalties.  The town of Beebe, Stanstead Co., Quebec was named for this family.  (R‑149, R‑508)

Children - Beebe

+295.   David Beebe, b.c. 1773. m. Clarissa Cross, d. 4 March 1853 (or 1855).

+296.   Hannah Beebe, m. Francis House.

+297.   Thomas Beebe, c. 1776, m. Esther House, d. 22 Aug. 1857.

+298.   Calvin Beebe, b. 22 Feb. 1777, m(1) Deborah Cole, m(2) Elouisa (Turner) Coggswell, m(3) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Perrin, d. 22 Nov. 1876.

  299.   Luther Beebe, b. 22 Feb. 1777, never married.

  300.   Rhoda Beebe, m. Sylvanus McLaughlin, 3 Aug. 1809 (Derby, Orleans Co., VT).

+301.   Zera Beebe, b. 10 April 1784, m. Laura (or Louisa) Hartshorn, 31 March 1805, d. 1845.

+302.   Anson Beebe, b. 1785, m. Abigail Young, d. 1847.

  303.   Daniel Beebe (or possibly Seba Beebe, Jr.?).


Reuben Beebe (83) was born 28 Aug. 1755 in Lyme, New London Co., CT, died 15 Dec. 1834 in Little Meadows, Susquehanna Co., PA, and was buried in the So. Apalachin Cem., So. Apalachin, Tioga Co., NY.   He married Xenia Matthews, daughter of Jaoram Matthews of Hartland, VT and New Hartford, NY, on 30 March 1774 in Hartland, Windsor Co., VT.  She was born in 1759, and died 3 Aug. 1809 in Little Meadows.  He married second Hannah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, who was still alive when he died in 1834.  He served as a soldier during the Rev. War, enlisting at Waterbury, CT as a volunteer.  He moved to Woodstock, Windsor, VT, c. 1780-85.  He subsequently moved to Saratoga, Albany Co., NY.  Other places of residency include Oquaqua, Broome Co., NY, Choconut Twp., Susquehanna Co., PA, and Little Meadows, PA, which is on the New York-Pennsylvania border.  (R‑149, R‑508)

Children - Beebe, by Xenia Matthews

  304.   Fanny Beebe, b. 29 Aug. 1775 (Waterbury, CT).

+305.   Joel Beebe, b.c. 1780, m. Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  306.   Zeruiah Beebe, b. 4 March 1781 (Woodstock, VT), m. David Barney, Jr., d. 20 Feb. 1843.  Both bur. Little Meadows, PA.  He was b. 1775, d. 1852.

  307.   Lois Beebe, b. 21 May 1783 (Woodstock, VT), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Smith, d. 28 Sept. 1847.

  308.   Charlotte Beebe, b. 13 Jan. 1784 (Woodstock, VT), m. Belding Reed, 7 Oct. 803, d. 6 Nov. 1865.

+309.   Joseph Beebe, b. 13 Feb. 1785, m. Eunice Beardsley, 19 Oct. 1809, d. 16 Nov. 1861.

  310.   Abigail Beebe, b. 5 May 1791.

  311.   James Beebe, b. 28 Jan. 1794, d. 17 April 1820.

  312.   Xenia Beebe, b. 6 Feb. 1796, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Salyer, d. 9 June 1812.

  313.   Reuben Beebe, b. 29 Aug. 1797, d. 11 Sept. 1803.

  314.   Isaiah S. Beebe, b. 10 Oct. 1799 (Oquaqua, NY), d. June 1842.  Had family, but no further information.



Ephraim Beebe (87) was born 19 March 1743 at Saybrook, Middlesex, CT.  In an old Wells, Rutland Co., VT history the following is noted:  a “Mr. Beebe died in 1813”; this may have been Ephraim.  He married Abigail Martin, daughter of Robert Martin and Abigail Parker.  She was born 9 Dec. 1745 at Wallingford, New Haven Co., CT.  They moved from Cheshire, CT to Pawlet, VT in 1786, according to Ephraim Beebe, Jr.’s testimony on 13 Jan. 1847 in Genesee Co., NY for his cousin Eunice (Lewis) Crossman’s petition for a widow’s pension.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

+315.   Ephraim Beebe, Jr., b. 1 March 1770, m. Triphena Hale, 13 Sept. 1792, d. after 13 Jan. 1847.

+316.   Abigail Beebe, b. 25 Feb. 1772, m(1) Joseph Bodfish, c. 1791, m(2) Josiah Churchill, 21 Oct. 1804, d. 25 Sept. 1846.

+317.   Ozias Beebe, b. by 1775, m. Roxana Andrews, c. 1797, d. before 1812.

  318.   Martin Beebe, b. 1775-1782 (probably Cheshire, New Haven Co., CT), m. Lucinda Huff or Lurinda Hough, 29 July 1818, d. 1841.  The Wells History states two children were born to this family, they moved “West”, and Martin returned to VT after his wife’s death.

+319.   Aaron Beebe, b. 1 March 1779, m(1) Clarissa White, 2 April 1801, m(2) Lovina Comstock (?), d. 17 Oct. 1841.

+320.   Silas Beebe, b. before 1785, m. Lovina Clark, 20 Nov. 1807, d. 22 Aug. 1826.

  321.   Robert Beebe, b. 1791 (Pawlet, Rutland Co., VT), d. after 1817 (Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY).  He was a soldier in the War of 1812.

  322.   Sarah (“Sally”) Beebe

  323.   female


Joseph Beebe (90) was born about 1748 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 17 March 1833.  He married Tameson Terrill, daughter of Moses Terrill and Susanna Barnes, on 15 April 1773 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT.  She was born 9 April 1752 and died in 1815.  He lived in Saybrook and Waterbury, CT, as well as Columbus, Chenango Co., NY, where he applied for a war pension.  He was a soldier in the Rev. War enlisting nine times between 1775 and 1781.  (R‑508)

Children - Beebe

  324.   Temperance Beebe

  325.   Ezra Beebe


Reuben Beebe (91) was born about 1750-1753 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 20 July 1812 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT.  He married Hannah Scott, daughter of Enoch Scott and Sarah Porter, on 24 June 1776 in Waterbury, CT.  She was born 19 May 1751 and died 25 Feb. 1807, age 57.  (R‑149, R‑508)

Children - Beebe

  326.   Amzi Beebe

  327.   Cloe Beebe

  328.   Isaac Beebe

  329.   Reuben Beebe

  330.   Hannah Beebe

  331.   Thankful Beebe

  332.   Ansel Beebe

  333.   Selden Beebe



Elisha Beebe (92) was born 3 Feb. 1750/1 in Lyme, New London Co., CT.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑508)

Children - Beebe

  334.   Elisha Beebe


Simeon Beebe (95) was born 25 Jan. 1755 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT, and died 28 Jan. 1813 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., CT.  He married Lois (Lucy) Gunn, daughter of Nathaniel Gunn and Sarah (Smith) Camdee.  She was born 7 March 1758 in Kent, Litchfield Co., CT, and died 25 Sept. 1824 in Sharon, CT.  He was the organizer of the Sharon Episcopal Church.  Both he and his wife were buried in Roland District Cem. in Sharon.  (R‑508)

Children - Beebe

  335.   Zenas Beebe

  336.   Henry Beebe

  337.   William Beebe


Ephraim Beebe (97) was born 10 March 1757 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT, and died after 23 Feb. 1830 in Sandgate, Bennington Co., VT.  He married Delight Kent, daughter of Seth Kent and Susanna King, on 13 Dec. 1781 in Suffield, Hartford Co., CT.  Delight was born 4 Aug. 1763 in Suffield, CT, and died after 23 Feb. 1830.  His children and descendants adopted the spelling of “Beebee” for their surname.  (R‑149, R‑508, R‑509)

Children - Beebee

+338.   Ephraim Beebee, b. 1782, m. Elizabeth Taylor.

+339.   Thomas King Beebee, b. 12 Feb. 1784, m. Ruth Nelson, 22 Feb. 1810, d. 2 Jan. 1860.

+340.   Henry Beebee, b. 18 Feb. 1786, m. Olive Nelson, d. 17 Aug. 1863.

  341.   Lucinda Beebee, m. George G. Nelson.

+342.   George Beebee, b.c. 1797, m. Fanny Nelson, d. 26 Aug. 1867.

+343.   Simeon Beebee, b.c. 1803, m. Lydia Permelia Wright, d. 11 Jan. 1863.

+344.   Seth Beebee, b.c. 1807, m. Wealthy Gaylord, before 7 Dec. 1828, d. after 1850.

  345.   Horace Beebee, m. Fanny Marsh, c. 1846, d. 20 April 1857.  Bur. Rathburn Cem. (Chautauqua Co., NY).

  346.   Salome (“Sally”) Beebee, m. Horace Fessenden, 17 Jan. 1833.  May actually be daughter of Henry (#340).

  347.   Lucinda (or Lucy) Beebee

  348.   Samantha Beebee, m. Emmons Gaylord (of Illinois).


Asahel Beebe (99) was born 5 March 1763, and died 26 April 1848 in Malone, Franklin Co., NY.  He married Amarilla Parmalee on 26 October 1789 in Southbury, New Haven Co., CT.  She was born 28 Jan. 1765 and died in 1851.  He was a soldier in the Rev. War and was granted a pension in 1819 while living in Middlebury, VT.  His wife received a pension in 1842.  (R‑508)

Children - Beebe

  349.   Mehitable Beebe

  350.   Barzilla Beebe

  351.   William Beebe


Artemas Beebe (101) was born 26 July 1766 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT, and died 19 Dec. 1852 in West Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.  He married Bethiah Pheland on 9 June 1790 in West Springfield, MA.  (R‑508)

Children - Beebe

  352.   Sally Beebe

  353.   Artemas Beebe

  354.   George Beebe

  355.   Bethiah Beebe

  356.   Frances Beebe

  357.   Charles Beebe

  358.   Mary Ann Beebe

  359.   Henry Champion Beebe


Stephen Beebe (103) was born 11 Oct. 1769 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT, and died 20 Dec. 1839 in Carey, Wyandot Co., OH.  He married Lydia Bayley.  They lived in Waterbury, CT, Angelica, Allegany Co., NY and Carey, OH.  (R‑508)

Children - Beebe

  360.   Stephen Beebe

  361.   Simeon Beebe

  362.   Sheldon Beebe



Lydia Webb (110) was born about 1749 and died 20 May 1830 at age 81.  She married Phineas Bushnell, son of Phineas Bushnell and his first wife Priscilla Clark.  He was born 23 Aug. 1741 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., CT, was baptized 11 Oct. 1741, and died 28 Oct. 1836 in Saybrook.  He was a soldier in the Rev. War, serving as a sergeant in Capt. Starkey’s Co., Lt. Col. Worthington’s Regt. in 1777.  Cyrus Bradley, his son-in-law, was appointed executor of his estate on 22 Nov. 1836.  (Most of this information is from family records.)  (R‑506)

Children - Bushnell

  363.   Sarah Bushnell, b. 2 Aug. 1767, m(1) Amos Benton (of Guilford, New Haven Co., CT), 1 July 1792 (Branford, New Haven Co., CT), m(2) Noah Johnson, d. 12 April 1754 (Westminster, Worcester Co., MA).

  364.   Lydia Bushnell, m. Bela Norton (of Guilford, CT), 18 March 1794 (Chester, Middlesex Co., CT).

  365.   Polly Bushnell, m. Cyrus Bradley (of Madison, New Haven Co., CT).

+366.   Thankful Bushnell, b. 10 Jan. 1779, m. Abraham Bartlett, d. 22 Jan. 1868.

  367.   Phineas Bushnell, m. Hannah H. (‑‑‑‑‑‑) Parmelee, 16 Oct. 1816 (North Madison, CT), d. Feb. 1870 (Branford, CT).  On 1 July 1821, the town records show an indenture from Joseph D. Fields to P. (Phineas) Bushnell, and the church records show that on 22 April 1821 they were members there and were dismissed to New York 2 Oct. 1853.  It is said that her death occurred a few days after that of her husband.  No record of children.

+368.   Priscilla Bushnell, bapt. 16 Sept. 1782, m. Silas Bartlett, d. after 5 May 1829.

+369.   Rachel Bushnell, b. 26 (or 27) Oct. 1783, m. Amos Griswold, d. 22 June 1876.

  370.   Jesse Bushnell, b.c. 1786, d. 18 Sept. 1834 (age 76[15]).

  371.   Roxanna Bushnell, b.c. 1794, m. Humphrey Williams (of Colebrook, Litchfield Co., CT), d. 16 Feb. 1870 (Essex, Middlesex Co., CT).  He predeceased her.


Sarah Webb (112) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hupman.  (R‑500)

Children - Hupman

  372.   John Hupman



John Mathews (121) was born 24 April 1750 in Bristol, Hartford Co., CT, and died in 1840 in Norwich, Windsor Co., VT.  He married Olive Royce (or Roys) on 30 Nov. 1769.  (R‑133)

Children - Mathews

  373.   Herman Mathews, b. 21 Dec. 1770.

  374.   Rhoda Mathews, b. 21 May 1773.

  375.   Olive Mathews, b. 3 Jan. 1776.

  376.   Phebe Mathews, b. 29 May 1778, d. 7 June 1819 (Claremont, NH).

+377.   John P. Mathews, b. 31 May 1781, m. Cynthia Bradley, c. 1814, d. 1 Dec. 1873.

  378.   Louis (or Louise) Mathews

  379.   Ellen Mathews

  380.   Betsey Mathews, b. 1788.

  381.   Bela Mathews, b.c. 1790.  Not in census.

  382.   Mehitable Mathews



Mary Graves (123) was born in 1727 and died 10 June 1772, both in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT.  She married Nathaniel Cone, son of Nathaniel Cone and Sarah Hungerford, on 5 Dec. 1745.  He was born 19 Jan. 1712 and died of cancer 15 April 1790, both in East Haddam, CT.  They were members of the Congregational Church for over 50 years, and for many years he was a deacon of the church.

“In 1755, he was appointed Ensign of the first company of the military “train band” of East Haddam.  A few years before his death he sent a petition to the Connecticut Legislature relating to the services of his sons in the Revolutionary War.  The original document from which this is copied was [in 1903] in the possession of Mr. R. R. Cone of Millington, town of East Haddam, CT.  The petition, without the preamble, is as follows:

To the Legislature of the State of Connecticut:

GENTLEMEN:  In the commencement of the late War with Britain I had a number of sons just arrived to fit age to serve their country, and they were not backward to engage in its cause; two of them went in the first alarm made by the Lexington battle, and served the following summer’s campaign, and so on, as soldiers were called, for they always engaged.  So that some of them was in the service continually, and indeed one of them was in the whole war from the alarm at Lexington till he was dismissed after the preliminaries for peace were signed.  Another went twice three years; others twelve months, eight months, four months, &c.  So that my sons have done little more than seventeen years under enlistments; adding to this the Militia tours they will make up about twenty years’ service, for I had six sons that have done service in the country’s cause.

In the next place, in relation to wages:  The soldiers had wages promised them as an encouragement for them to enlist; right, too, for who goeth a warfare at any time at his own charges? saith the Scriptures.  Forty shillings a month, which was said to be good wages, and I dou say that there were not many will say that it was too much, unless it should be some who never served as soldiers, and were they to try a campaign or two I believe they would be convinced.  But what was promised would have been good wages had it been received as expected.  In respect to what they did receive for wages in the intrinsic value would hardly average thro the whole war at ten shillings a month, and I do appeal to any one that are acquainted with the matter for the truth of this.

Twenty years’ service at forty shillings per month is…..£480

One quarter of this, which they did obtain, only             £120

Difference which was promised and not paid                 £360

So that in this article of wages my family has been cut short £360 lawful money.  A pretty interest is here curtailed at once.  While my sons were in service and sick so as to render them unfit for duty they have several times returned out of camp to seek an asylum at home; so I have been at considerable charge in this respect; not that I was not willing to see them when sick and do for them, but of right they ought to have been on the publick expense, and I only mention this to show what I have done for the publick in order to take a fair view of matters presented.  Now it may be remembered that after a few years of the war it grew very difficult to procure soldiers, but soldiers must be had by some means or other and the method for this was to class the people and for each class to furnish a soldier at all events, be the sum what it may; and the people began to have an eversion to the service, or rather an eversion to the pay they expected to receive, so that it must be a great sum to make one willing to enlist.  In this way I have been obliged to pay no inconsiderable sum of money.  It is true that war was long and must of necessity be attended with no small expense, but has not Independence cost us dear, and we entertained with the bare empty shell of liberty?  The old maxim says, “It is cruel to ride a free horse to death.”  Where is wisdom? Where is equity and justice which ought to reside among a people, but at this day seems hardly to be found, and if equity is not strictly attended to amongst a people there will be many complaints, and upon just grounds, too.

Now after all this service done my interest has been wrenched away from me by warrants and sold at the publick post considerably short of the true value for the publick taxes, and I am now left without any hoof of an ox to help myself with or even to draw my wood, for this long and cold winter, I have drawn wood on a hand sled altho in the seventy-fifth year of my age.  Now where is equity?  Must some be burdened till they expire under the load, while others are making (I believe) ample fortunes out of the publick?  Who of any spirit can bear this and not complain, and have I not just grounds; or, do you think, gentlemen, that the common people are made to be like so many asses only to bear burdens!

I believe that much of the expense of this war could have been saved, but the great inequality is what I complain of; only let there be a proportion through the state and merit suitably considered and then I would be willing to take my lot with my neighbors and struggle along as well as I could.

I submit the whole to your consideration, Gentlemen, and if I am wrong and have no cause to complain, I hope I may be led to see my error.

                                                                                       Nathaniel Cone

East Haddam, March, 1787

He died of cancer in East Haddam April 15, 1790 and it is believed that the Legislature took no action on this petition, as no mention of such action has been found.”  (R‑505)

Children - Cone

  383.   Sarah Cone, b. 16 Jan. 1747.

+384.   Nathaniel Cone, b. 28 June 1748, m. Margery (Adams) Saxton, 19 Oct. 1779, d. 27 June 1825.

+385.   Israel Cone, b. 21 Dec. 1749, m(1) Lucy Ackley, 13 April 1784, m(2) Sarah B. (Brainard) Holmes, 17 Nov. 1814, d. 4 Nov. 1825.

  386.   Thankful Cone, b. 7 May 1752, m. John Jones, 26 Dec. 1787 (Millington, Middlesex Co., CT).

  387.   Samuel Cone, b. 13 March 1754, d. 25 Dec. 1756.

+388.   Oliver Cone, b. 2 Dec. 1755, m. Anna Sterling, 1786, d. 4 Dec. 1844.

  389.   Delight Cone, b. 3 Sept. 1757, m. Joseph Arnold, Jr.  He was a Rev. War soldier.

+390.   Daniel Cone, b. 7 July 1759, m. Olive Ackley, 7 April 1785, d. 28 June 1843 (or 1842).

+391.   Cyrus Cone, b. 28 July 1761, m. Rhoda Beebe, 4 June 1778, d. 14 Oct. 1825.

  392.   Darius Cone, b. 2 Sept. 1763.

+393.   Benjamin Cone, b. 22 March 1766, m. Rachel Sterling, 1785, d. 1 Feb. 1806.

  394.   Uriel Cone, b. 18 May 1768, d. 15 June 1772.

+395.   Samuel Cone, b. 9 Oct. 1769, m. Hannah Annable, 7 May 1794, d. 10 May 1854.

  396.   Festus Cone, b. 24 July 1772, d. 6 Sept. 1778.


Lydia Graves (124) was born about 1732, was baptized 25 Aug. 1734 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 8 April 1798 in Hartland, Hartford Co., CT.  She married Simeon Crosby of Hadlyme, New London Co., CT, son of Samuel Crosby and Ruth Cole, on 10 Aug. 1749.  He was born 9 Feb. 1721 or 1722 in Harwich, Barnstable Co., MA, and died 7 May 1804 in Hartland, CT.  He was descended from Simon Crosby “the emigrant”.  The family seems to have lived in East Haddam, CT until about 1757.  They are later shown to be living in Hartland, CT in 1764.  Simeon was first on the list of charter members of the church in East Hartland, CT and his brother-in-law Sterling Graves became their first minister.  Simeon held several civic posts including selectman and school committee member.  Simeon and Lydia were buried in the churchyard in West Hartland, CT.  (R‑118)

Children - Crosby

+397.   Samuel Crosby (twin), b. 19 Aug. 1750, m. Lydia Allen, 23 March 1775, d.c. 1837.

  398.   James Crosby (twin), b. 19 Aug. 1750 (East Haddam, CT).

  399.   Mary Crosby, b. 16 Nov. 1751 (East Haddam, CT), m. Abraham Bishop, 16 Jan. 1799 (West Hartland, CT).

+400.   Obed Crosby, b. 22 July 1753, m. Jerusha Phelps.

  401.   Benjamin Crosby, b. 11 Jan. 1755 (East Haddam, CT).

  402.   Dorothy Crosby, b. 26 Aug. 1757 (East Haddam, CT).

+403.   Timothy Cole Crosby, b.c. 1760, m. Eunice Sutcliff, 26 Feb. 1787, d. bef. March 1811.

+404.   Jeduthon Crosby, b.c. 1762, m. Thegia Bushnell, d. bef. 1811.

  405.   Ebenezer Crosby, bapt. 3 Sept. 1768 (Hartland, CT), d. 10 Sept. 1784 (West Hartland, CT).

  406.   Lydia Crosby, bapt. 6 Oct. 1771 (Hartland, CT), d. 11 Oct. 1780.

+407.   Starling Crosby, m(1) Mabell Seward, 30 Dec. 1787, m(2) Candace Ensign, 1797, d. 24 June 1802 (Hartland, CT).


Benjamin Graves (125) was born 2 March 1734, was baptized 25 Aug. 1734 in Millington Parish, East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died about 6 Sept. 1781.  He married Mary Ransom, daughter of Joseph Ransom and Jane ‑‑‑‑‑‑ of Lyme, CT.  She was born about 1733 in Colchester, CT. (See notes written on p. 28 of Ransom Genealogy.  Her parentage is proven by the administration of Joseph's estate by his widow Jane.)

He took part early in the Rev. War and served under Col. William Ledyard at Fort Griswold.  He was wounded when the garrison there was slaughtered on 6 Sept. 1781.  He managed to reach the house of a friend but died shortly after.  (R‑73, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+408.   Elijah Graves, b. 23 April 1760, m. Elizabeth Warner, 27 (or 29) March 1782 (or 1783), d. 22 Oct. 1823.

+409.   Molly Graves, b. 21 April 1763, m. Abial Stark, d. 26 Feb. 1834.

  410.   Dolly Graves, b. 1768.

+411.   Sterling Graves, b. 6 June 1770, m. Anna Cone, 7 Oct. 1794, d. 19 Aug. 1859.


Roswell Graves (128) was born about 1740 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died in 1776[16].  He married Elizabeth Driggs, daughter of Daniel Driggs and Elizabeth Strickland of East Haddam, on 15 Nov. 1763 in East Haddam, CT.  She was born 14 March 1747in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 23 Jan. 1807.

After Roswell's death, Elizabeth married second Sylvanus Cone on 6 Oct. 1790 as his second wife.  Sylvanus was born 21 Jan. 1734 at East Haddam, CT.  He first married Hannah Ackley on 13 Nov. 1755.  She died 24 June 1790. After the death of his second wife, Elizabeth, Sylvanus married third Eunice Spencer on 17 Nov. 1809.  His daughter, Anna, married Sterling Graves.

Roswell early entered the Rev. War and went out as a corporal from East Haddam on the Lexington Alarm in April 1775, and served 13 days at that time.  He was with the Army at Roxbury, MA on 25 March 1776.  He wrote to his wife:

“Roxbury, March ye 21 A. D. 1776.

Loving wife:

After my kind regards to you and our children, I take this opportunity to let you know that through the goodness of Divine Providence I am well and as I hope these few lines will find you and all our friends.

Remember my kind regards to mother Graves and all our friends.  I would have you remember although we are at a great distance apart God is able to preserve us and our children and return me again in safety.  I would have you remember that we must commit ourselves into the hands of God to do as He sees fit.

It is a time of health in camp.  Our enemy left Boston the 11th of March and our men took possession immediately.  The ninth day of March there was killed at Dorchester Point four men; there was continued a smart firing.  I was there at the same time.  There is talk of our moving, where I know not.  No more at present but I remain, your loving husband,

                                                        Roswell Graves”

He then moved to New York with the Army, where he was a sergeant in Captain Jewett's Company, Colonel Huntington's 17th Regt., Connecticut Continentals, and took part in the battle of Long Island 27 Aug. 1776.  He was officially reported as missing after that battle.  He was taken prisoner and was confined in the "Old Sugar House Prison" where the City Hall building now stands in New York City, and died there of starvation.  Tradition has it he was found with a piece of brick in his mouth.  (R‑76, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+412.   Hobart Graves, b. 4 July 1765, m. Mercy Baker, 14 Oct. 1784, d. 11 Jan. 1853.

+413.   Roswell Graves, b. 26 Sept. 1767, m. Elizabeth Bennett, 1 July 1789, d. 28 Oct. 1837.

+414.   Benjamin Graves, b. 25 July 1769, m(1) Lucy Arnold, 24 Nov. 1790, m(2) Esther (Miller) Hendley, 25 Aug. 1810, d. 25 Aug. 1830.

  415.   Elizabeth Graves, b. 11 July 1771.

  416.   Daniel Graves, b. 4 Nov. 1773.


Ruth Graves (129) was born 27 Dec. 1741 and died after 1781.  She married Daniel Driggs, son of Daniel Driggs and Elizabeth Strickland, on 19 Nov. 1763 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT.  Daniel was born 27 Dec. 1741 at Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT, and died in 1800 at Marcellus, Onondaga Co., NY.  He served in the Colonial War, enlisted from East Haddam, CT on 6 June 1776, and served in the Revolutionary War.  He was a glassblower by trade.  Daniel and Ruth were said to have had eight children.  There seem to be discrepancies about the children.  R‑77 had Lucy as the eldest child and listed a different Ruth as the youngest child, while another source stated that Ruth was the eldest child.  (R‑77[17], R‑115, R‑500)

Children - Driggs

+417.   Lucy (or Ruth) Driggs, b. 1764, m(1) Isaac Cowles, 1789, m(2) Eliakim Clark, 1802-1807, d. 17 May 1840.

  418.   Martin Driggs, b. 1766 (New Hartford, CT), m. Johanna Bradley, d. 12 June 1821.  She was b. 1764 (Litchfield, CT) and d. 18 Dec. 1841.  Martin was a tanner and a shoemaker.  They had seven children.

+419.   Roswell Driggs, b.c. 1768, m. Lucinda ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1785, d.c. 1824.

+420.   Prudence Driggs, b.c. 1769, m. Christopher Stone, 17 (or 27) Oct. 1785, d. 9 March 1826.

+421.   Rhoda Driggs, b.c. 1770, m. Leman Gaylord, 12 Dec. 1791.

  422.   Jehiel Driggs, b.c. 1775, never married.

  423.   Daniel Dow Driggs, b. 1779 (Middletown, CT), m. Minerva Steele (Litchfield, CT), d. 1836 (Canton, IL).  Daniel was a Presbyterian preacher and was a major in the War of 1812.  Daniel was wounded at the Battle of Sackets Harbor and was given three medals for bravery.  He and Minerva had four children.

+424.   Uriel Driggs, b. 29 April 1780, m. Hannah Ford, 26 Oct. 1800, d. 14 Sept. 1846.

+425.   Elisha Driggs, b. 30 April 1780, m. Esther Palmer, d. 7 June 1858.

  426.   Ruth Driggs, b.c. 1781, never married, d.c. 1848.



Captain Jonah Graves (130) was born 28 June 1728 (or 20 June 1729) in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died in 1825 in Green River, Columbia Co., NY.  He married Ruth Crosby, daughter of Samuel Crosby and Ruth Cole, before Aug. 1750.  She was born 4 Feb. 1724 in Harwich, Barnstable Co., MA, and died between 22 Aug. 1765 and 1795.  He married second Sallie (or Sally) Graves (#487), his cousin, on 15 Sept. 1795.  After his death, she married second Jeremiah Gifford, and died in Vienna, Oneida Co., NY in Feb. 1854, aged 84 years.

He resided in East Haddam until about 1764 when he moved to Green River in the town of Hillsdale, Columbia Co., NY, with his wife and children.  All the children by his first marriage were born in East Haddam except the last one.

He was in Captain Johannis Hogeboom's Company of Militia with his brother Allen in 1767, was captain of the 3rd Co. of the 9th Regiment of Militia (Minute Men) of New York in the Rev. War, and served until 1781, when he resigned and Captain Aaron Hale was commissioned in his place.

He spent his last years in Herkimer Co., NY with his children by his first marriage, becoming blind and helpless before his death.  (R‑68, R‑72, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Ruth Crosby

+427.   Ascenath (or Asenath) Graves, bapt. 12 Aug. 1750, m. Asa Spencer, c. 1764.

+428.   Increase Graves, b. 27 July 1752, m(1) Mercy Crippen, m(2) Susannah (Stedson or Stetson) Bascomb, d. 24 Dec. 1831.

+429.   Jedediah Graves, bapt. 11 Aug. 1754, m. Polly Crippin, 5 March 1778, d. 20 (or 10) Aug. 1839.

+430.   Jason Graves, bapt. 31 Oct. 1756, m. Betsey Ackley.

+431.   Josiah Graves, bapt. 1 April 1759, m. Mary Dewey, 1784, d. 1825.

  432.   Stephen Selden Graves, bapt. 10 May 1761 (East Haddam, CT).  He was a Rev. War soldier in Capt. Tanner's 3rd Co., 9th Regt., Albany Co., NY Militia.

  433.   Ruth Crosby Graves, bapt. 21 Aug. 1763 (East Haddam, CT).

+434.   Benjamin F. Graves, b. 22 Aug. 1765, m. Abigail Graves, 25 Feb. 1785, d. 7 Sept. 1836.

Children - Graves, by Sallie Graves

+435.   Horace Sterling Graves, b. 19 Feb. 1797, m. Hannah Eaton, c. 1820, d. 27 July 1880.

+436.   Jonah Bradford Graves, b. 5 March 1800, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+437.   Ezra Bennett Graves, b. 7 July 1802, m. Saphronia ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 2 Oct. 1863.

+438.   Albert W. Graves, b. 23 Oct. 1806 (or 1805), m. Julia A. Wagar, 27 June 1833, d. 28 Sept. 1867.

+439.   Harvey Graves, m. Charlotte Wade.


Allen Graves (133) was born 1 May (or Aug.) 1738 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 6 March 1826 in Rupert, Bennington Co., VT, aged 88 years.  He married Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑ in 1766.  She was born in 1748, and died 22 Oct. 1825 in Rupert, VT, aged 78 years.  Both were buried in a family cemetery outside of Rupert.  Allen and his brother Stephen were members of the Fourth Company, under Captain Thomas Hobby of the Third Regiment of Greenwich, CT, in the French and Indian War.  Allen served from 3 April to 5 December; Stephen served from 5 April to 5 Dec. 1759.  They were also in the expedition against Crown Point and Ticonderoga.[18]  Allen was in Captain Johannis Hogeboom's Co. of Militia with his brother Jonah in 1767.  He served in the Rev. War from 1777 to 1780, enlisted in Egremont, MA in May 1777 under Captain Isaac Warren, and was discharged at West Point, NY on 19 May 1780.  He was in the battle of the taking of Burgoyne, and was a U.S. pensioner on rolls at Bennington, VT.  In Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors, the following description of Allen’s service is found:

Graves, Allen, Egremont.  List of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777 and June 1, 1778 by Trueman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co.; term 3 yrs; also, Private 6th Co. Col. John Bailey’s regt.; continental army pay accounts for service from May 20, 1777 to Dec. 31, 1779.; also, (late) Capt. Issac Warren’s 6th Co., Col. Bailey’s regt.; company return dated Valley Forge, Jan. 24, 1778; also Major’s Co. Col. Baily’s regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780 to May 10, 1780; residence Egremont; credited to town of Egremont.

On December 29, 1819, Allen made a sworn statement of his service before Nathan Burton in Bennington Co. VT.  He swore that he took part in the capture of Burgoyne’s army.  The purpose of the statement was to establish pension eligibility through military service and personal need.  His pension was eight dollars a month.

He lived for many years in the "Claverack District" from which Hillsdale, Columbia Co., NY was taken off in 1782, and owned and conveyed land there.  In the New York census of 1790, Allen lived in Hillsdale Twp., Columbia Co. with the following family:  2 white males 16 years and older; 2 white males under 16 years; and 4 white free females.  The Vermont census for 1800 has Allen living in Rupert with the following:  2 white males 16-26 years; 1 male 45 years and older; and 1 white female 45 years and older.  Allen spent his last years living with his son Azariah in Rupert, VT.  (R‑500, R‑9[19], R‑45, R‑124)

Children - Graves

+440.   Cyrus Graves, b. 6 May 1767, m(1) Roxana Rose, 6 Nov. 1787, m(2) Mary Bascom, m(3) Mehitable (Tolman) Alden, 14 March 1827, d. 10 March 1844.

  441.   Joseph Graves, m. Anna Tyler, 20 Sept. 1804.  She was the daughter of Joseph Tyler and Lydia Cone, who moved from Haddam, CT to Leyden, Lewis Co., NY in 1803.  He was in the Honor Roll of Rutland, VT as a Rev. soldier.

+442.   Azariah Graves, b. 1782, m. Hannah Fisher, d. 10 Dec. 1834.

+443.   Amos Graves, b. 3 Sept. 1784, m(1) Betsey Rose, 18 Oct. 1808, m(2) Thankful Graves, 21 Feb. 1838, d. 8 June 1845.

+444.   Rhoda Graves, b. 1769, m. Martin Martin, d. Feb. 1850.


Stephen Graves (135) was born 7 Feb. 1742 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 21 April 1820 in Hillsdale, Columbia Co., NY.  He married Patience Hatch of Rhode Island.  She was born 23 Sept. 1738 and died 22 Feb. 1825.

He served with his brother Allen in the French and Indian War from 3 April to 5 Dec. 1759 in Captain Thomas Hobby's Company from Greenwich, CT, and was ensign in the Militia Company from the Claverack District of New York in 1770 and 1771.

He lived in Green River in the town of Hillsdale, was prominent in civil affairs, and frequently represented Claverack District in the affairs of the state and county.  He was second lieutenant in his brother Jonah's Co. (the 3rd in the 9th Regiment of Militia (Minutemen) of New York) in the Rev. War.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  445.   Elizabeth Graves, b. 30 Dec. 1764, m. Asa Virgil, d. 28 May 1824.

+446.   David Graves, b. 25 Jan. 1767, m. Priscilla King, d. 4 Oct. 1846.

+447.   Abner Graves, b. 8 Jan. 1769, m(1) Elizabeth Burch, m(2) Catherine Couse, 1800, d. 21 Nov. 1851.

  448.   Lois Graves, b. 25 Dec. 1770, d. Jan. 1842.

  449.   Thankful Graves, b. 14 Oct. 1772, m. Daniel Wooding, d. 3 Nov. 1851.  Lived in Saginaw City, MI.

+450.   Nathan Graves, b. 12 Aug. 1774, m. Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 28 July 1857.

  451.   Israel Graves, b. 7 Aug. 1776, never married.  Licensed to practice medicine 17 Sept. 1802.

+452.   Ira Graves, b. 6 July 1778, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+453.   Amos Graves, b. 7 Nov. 1781, m. Elizabeth Fitch, autumn 1805, d. 15 Aug. 1849.

+454.   Selden Graves, b. 9 Sept. 1785, m(1) Lois Sabin, 13 Sept. 1814, m(2) Clarissa C. Brown, 31 Jan. 1837, d. 7 Jan. 1869.


Rhoda Graves (136) was born 16 Feb. 1744 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died before 21 Feb. 1795 when her father’s will was written.  She married James Stewart Jr., son of James Stewart and Keziah Scovel, on 24 March 1763 in East Haddam, CT.  He was born in 1739 in East Haddam.  (For the line of descendants of Rhoda Graves and James Stewart, see folders on the Stewart family sent by Mrs. Ethel S. Russell, Rt. 2, Box 5, Mesa, AZ, in loose-leaf files in Buffalo and Erie Co. Public Library.)  (R‑1, R‑6, R‑9, R‑45, R‑500)

Children - Stewart

  455.   Ambrose Stewart, b. 1763, d.c. 1777.

+456.   Uriel Stewart, b. 23 Nov. 1765, m. Anna Holgate, 20 Feb. 1789, d. 24 Oct. 1833.

  457.   Caroline Stewart, b. 1767, m. Ariel Graves (#521).  For list of descendants, see #521.

+458.   Barzillai (Bargillias) Stewart, b. 7 Nov. 1769, m(1) Mary Frost, m(2) Mary Williamson, m(3) Mary Hyde, 26 Nov. 1815.

  459.   Amasa Stewart, b. 1771, died young.

+460.   Amasa Stewart, b. 16 Aug. 1773, m. Lois Rudd.

+461.   Rhoda Stewart, b. 1774, m. James Ager.

+462.   William Henry Stewart, b. 14 Dec. 1776, m. Patience Denton.

  463.   James Stewart, b. 1779, d. 1799.  Drowned in Lake George

+464.   Elliott Stewart, b. 19 Aug. 1782, m. Susanna Griffin.

+465.   Hulda Stewart, b. 1783, m. Silas Harrison.

+466.   Philetus Stewart, b. 7 March 1785, m. Susanna Ballard, 26 Oct. 1805, d. 16 Aug. 1872.


Russell Graves (139) was born 17 April 1751 at East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT.  He was living as late as 1801 when his father's estate was divided.

He was a Rev. soldier and served as a private in Captains Brown and Haddock's Companies, Colonel Yate's 14th Regiment, Albany County Militia (Minutemen), Hoosick and Schaghticoke District, and as sergeant in Captain Matthias Button's Co., Colonel John Abbott's Regiment of foot of the state of Vermont in Aug. 1781, and in the same company under command of Lieut. Peter Becker from 23 Oct. to 6 Nov. 1781 in an alarm to Skeensboro (now Whitehall, NY).  In vol. 16 of the D.A.R. Lineage Books, p. 334, some of Russell Graves' service in the Rev. War is given.

Russell Graves married Anna ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born in 1756 and died 10 April 1823, aged 67 years 5 months.  After his death she married second ‑‑‑‑‑‑  Millington and had several children.  She had one son, David Millington, of Sackets Harbor, NY, and three daughters: Sally, who married Stephen Andrews; Anna Millington; and Zuba Millington.  (R‑84, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+467.   John Graves, b. 22 (or 27) Dec. 1778, m(1) Abigail Munn, 30 Sept. 1800, m(2) Esther Smith, 15 Jan. 1818, d. 17 Feb. 1855.

+468.   Ezra Graves, b.c. 1780, m(1) Sophronia Curtis, m(2) Esther Adams, m(3) Mary Esther Adams, d.c. 1830.

+469.   William Graves, b.c. 1783, m. Lydia ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. before 1825.

+470.   Levi Graves, b. 12 Aug. 1785, m. Anna Varney, 1814, d. 12 Nov. 1825.

  471.   Lydia Graves, m.‑‑‑‑‑‑ Peck.

  472.   Anna Graves, never married.


Amos Graves (140) was born 10 Dec. 1753 at East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 29 April 1836 at Harbor Creek, Erie Co., PA.  He married Hannah Kennedy, daughter of Andrew Kennedy, Jr. and Amy Wentworth of Milton, MA, on 13 Jan. 1787.  She was born 11 March 1766 at New Canaan, Columbia Co., NY, and died 17 July 1855 at Harbor Creek at the residence of her son, Chauncey.

Amos was a soldier in the Rev. War and served in Captain Samuel Low's Company of the Berkshire Co. Regiment of Minutemen.  He lived in Lebanon and Sherburne, NY for several years and, with his wife, conveyed land in Fairfield, Herkimer Co., NY next to land of Jedediah and Benjamin Graves on 18 March 1797.  He moved to Brighton, Monroe Co., NY, where he was one of the founders and deacon of the Baptist Church.  He lived in Hornell, NY in 1819 and in Concord, PA in 1825.  (R‑43, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  473.   Lurancy Graves, b. 30 Jan. 1788 (Lebanon, NY), m. (Dr.) James Pratt (of Eaton, Madison Co., NY), 30 Jan. 1810.

+474.   Cynthia Graves, b. 1789[20] (or 3 Oct. 1811), m. Jonathan McCulloch, 1815, d. 28 Jan. 1873.

  475.   Betsey Graves, b. 7 Feb. 1790, d. 23 March 1790.

  476.   Esther Graves, b. 13 April 1791, m. (Deacon) Abner Calkins (of Hamilton, NY), 23 Oct. 1811 (Sherburne, Chenango Co., NY).

  477.   Linus G. Graves, b. 25 May 1793, d. young.

+478.   Amos Graves, b. 25 May 1794, m(1) Clarissa Saxon, 21 June 1827, m(2) Harriet Wentworth Bloss, 7 July 1836.

+479.   Chauncey Graves, b. 11 Oct. 1796, m. Betsey Palmer, 7 Nov. 1837, d. 6 May 1871.

  480.   Asahel Graves, b. 24 April 1799, d. 24 Aug. 1801.

+481.   Milton Graves, b. 8 (or 31) May 1801, m. Mary Ann Hervey (or Harvey), 25 July 1850, d. 9 April 1866.

  482.   Hannah Kennedy Graves, b. 7 Sept. 1803 (Lebanon, Madison Co., NY), m. Otis Thatcher, 9 March 1825 (Concord, Erie Co., PA), d. 4 Aug. 1890 (Hornell, NY).  He was b. 6 Aug. 1800 (Glocester, Providence Co., RI), d. 14 March 1868.  He moved with his father's family to Steuben Co., NY in 1808 and was appointed county judge of Steuben Co. in 1840.

+483.   Amy Wentworth Graves, b. 26 Feb. 1806, m. Patrick Wells Gray, 29 Sept. 1830, d. 17 July 1855.

  484.   Cordelia Maria Graves, b. 13 Aug. 1810, m. Dr. Joel C. Haynes (of Leesburg, Mercer Co., PA), 4 April 1834, d. 30 April 1847.

  485.   Mary Ann Graves, b. 27 July 1812 (Sherburne, NY), m. Andrew Aiken, 30 Oct. 1831 (Erie, PA).  He was one of the police justices of Chicago, IL in 1858-1860.


Ezra Graves (141) was born 13 June 1760 in Sherman, Fairfield Co., CT, and died 6 July 1834.  He married Joanna Northrup on 7 Nov. 1779.  She died 2 Dec. 1832, aged 68 years.  He was in the Rev. War and present at the surrender of Burgoyne.  He represented New Fairfield Co. in the Conn. General Assembly for several sessions.  The Sentinel Houses, Sherman, CT, gives the following account of Ezra’s house:

“Ezra Graves built this house in 1806 and the land may well have been in the Graves family for more than 100 years.  In a deed in which Ezra conveyed the property to his son Jedediah in 1810, he notes that his father, also Jedediah, gave him the property in 1783.  Thus, the property was in the hands of a member of the Graves family from 1783 until Jedediah’s death in 1872, when George Graves, executor for Jedediah’s estate, sold the property to Frank Hungerford.

This publication also gives the following description, possibly of the same house, called the Jedediah Graves House:

The Frederick Waller home, standing at the fork of Anderson Road and Route 39 North, has at least three claims to distinction:  It was the builder and owner of this house, Jedediah Graves, who suggested naming the town Sherman in honor of its distinguished citizen, Roger Sherman.  That happened when this community was split off from New Fairfield in the early 1800's.  The place is also marked by having had 18 owners in its approximate 137 years of existence.  If this is not a record for transfer of property in Sherman, it is close to it.  Finally, the house is architecturally distinguished by a fine Palladian window above the front door.

The house was built some time between 1810 and 1837 by Jedediah Graves.  Prior to that time the Graves family lived in another house hard by and long since disappeared.  Thus, ownership of the property by a Graves goes back to 1783 and possibly further.

The property remained in Graves’ hands until 1862, passing from father to son.  Listen to this:  from Jedediah Graves to his son Ezra Graves; from Ezra Graves to his son Jedediah Graves; from Jedediah Graves to his son Jedediah J. Graves; from Jedediah J. Graves to David Graves.  If this is not evidence of a strong family affection for the land, it certainly speaks for a love of the name Jedediah.”  (R‑7, R‑80, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+486.   Jedediah Graves, b. 7 Nov. 1780, m. Sally Northrup, 6 Feb. 1803, d. 17 Jan. 1861.



Jonathan Graves (143) was born about 1743 in (Lebanon?) CT, and died about 1826 or late 1829 in Vienna, Oneida Co., NY.  He married Bettie Lisk, daughter of Andrew Lisk and Elizabeth Bradford and the great-great-granddaughter of Gov. William Bradford of the Mayflower, about 1771 in Lebanon, New London Co., CT.  She was born 26 (or 22) Nov. 1746 in Lebanon, and died about 1826 (or about 1829) in Vienna, NY.  Jonathan lived in Shelburne, MA and was a Rev. Soldier in the Berkshire Co. [MA] Regiment in 1779.  He was a U.S. pensioner on the roll for Camden, Oneida Co., NY.  He moved from Camden to Vienna, NY. about 1792 (or probably after 1800).

Jonathan was mustered out of Capt. Joseph Baldwin’s Co., Col. Ely’s Regiment of the Connecticut Line, at Preston, CT in March 1778, as a private.  His pension papers no longer exist.  He was elected overseer of the road to White’s Town at the first town meeting in the Town of Trenton, NY, held in the village of Olden Barnweld (now Trenton) on 4 April 1797, at the home of Thomas Hicks.  The 1800 census puts him in Camden.  He probably moved to Vienna in 1800 with his son (or brother), Elijah.  He built the first frame house in Vienna on a farm owned by Mr. Gibbons, one half mile below McConnellsville.  (R‑7, R‑36, R‑40, R‑107, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  487.   Sallie (or Sally) Graves, b. 1768 (Lebanon, CT), m(1) Capt. Jonah (or Isaac) Graves (#130), 15 Sept. 1795, m(2) Jeremiah Gifford, d. Feb. 1854.  See #130 for descendants.

  488.   Anna Graves, b. 1770 (Lebanon, CT), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Gage, d. in Oneida Co., NY.

+489.   Sterling Graves, b. 9 Sept. 1772, m. Rosetta Matthews, 1 Jan. 1801, d. 25 April 1841.

  490.   Betsey Graves, b. 30 Sept. 1774 (Shelburne, Franklin Co., MA), m(1) Alvin Blakesley, m(2) John Paddock, 20 Sept. 1813, d. 19 Sept. 1841.

+491.   Jonathan Graves, b. 7 May 1777, m. Nancy (Cotes) Grannis, 4 March 1804, d. 13 April 1849.

+492.   Roswell Graves, b.c. 1780, m. Lavina (or Lavinia) Gage, d. 2 May 1870.

+493.   Elijah Graves, b. 17 Aug. 1782, m. Sarah Hazen, 1808, d. 29 May 1870.

  494.   daughter, d. young.

  495.   son, d. young.

+496.   Isaac Graves, b. 20 Aug. 1791, m(1) Mary Johnson, 4 July 1815, m(2) Hannah Darrow, 1 Jan. 1822, d. 28 (or 26) Sept. 1847.


Elijah Graves (146) was born 25 Dec. 1749 at Lebanon, Windham Co., CT, and died 17 (or 16) May 1836 at Russia, Herkimer Co., NY.  He married Patience Case in 1772.  She was born 17 Nov. 1752 and died 26 Nov. 1823.  He moved from Hebron, CT to Russia, NY and was living there in 1822 when he and his wife conveyed land located there on 22 March 1822.  He served as orderly sergeant in Captain Samuel Gilbert's Co., Colonel Jock Jones' Regiment, CT Troops, for 3 months in 1779, 3 months each in 1780 and 1781 in the same company under Captain Stephen Palmer in the same regiment.  His enlistment in each case was at Hebron and his application for pension, dated 29 Sept. 1832, which was allowed, was made while he was a resident of Russia.  They were both buried in Gravesville, town of Russia, NY.  (R‑158, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+497.   Martha Jordan Graves, b. 7 April 1773, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hubbard, d. 22 Feb. 1847.

+498.   William Graves, b. 18 Dec. 1774, m. Anna Cone, d. 22 May 1852.

+499.   Mary Graves, b. 22 Feb. 1777, m. Elijah Seaver.

+500.   Experience Graves, b. 6 Oct. 1780, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Harp, m(2) Laban G. Wheeler, 1806.

  501.   Joseph Graves, b. 25 Nov. 1782, d. 11 May 1787.

+502.   Elijah Graves, b. 29 Sept. 1784, m(1) Sarah Moffitt, 9 Feb. 1814, m(2) Rachel Platt, 19 Aug. 1818, m(3) Sarah DeGraw, 22 July 1828, d. 1 Sept. 1869.

+503.   George T. Graves, b. 30 Jan. 1788, m. Esther Beardsley, 6 June 1807, d. 17 July 1868.



Eliphalet Graves (148) was born in 1752 in Colchester, New London Co., CT, and died in Dec. 1836 in Savona, Steuben Co., NY.  He married Anna (or Anne) Jones, daughter of Joshua Jones and Elizabeth Bliss, in 1770.  She was born in 1743 (or 22 Feb. 1744) in Colchester, CT, and died 18 Dec. 1835 in Jerusalem, Yates Co., NY.  He went to Shelburne, Franklin Co., MA with other members of the family, lived there during the Rev. War, and was taxed there up to 1786.  He purchased land in Colrain, Franklin Co., MA in 1789, was living there when the first U.S. census was taken in 1790, and was reported as having two males under 16 years of age (Elihu and James N.) and five females (his wife and 4 daughters, Nancy, Polly, Wealthy, and Clarissa).  He had a long and varied service in the Rev. War:  one year as Minuteman in 1775 in Captain Jacob Pool's Co. in Mass. Regt., 3 months in 1776 as private in Capt. Lawrence Kemp's Co., Colonel David Well's Regiment, 5 months in 1777 as first sergeant in the same company.  He was in the battle with the British under Burgoyne on 1 Oct. 1777 and present at his surrender.  He was on the pension roll from Yates Co., NY in 1833.  Eliphalet and Anna were buried in Yates Co., NY.  (R‑82, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+504.   Waters Graves, b. 3 Sept. 1771, m(1) Sarah Gill, m(2) Hannah (Chappell) Billard, d. 19 July 1847.

  505.   Nancy Graves, b. 3 March 1773 (Shelburne Falls, MA), d. 13 Aug. 181-.

+506.   Elihu Graves, b. 15 (or 16) May 1777, m. Nancy McKinney, c. 1797, d. 27 July 1848.

+507.   James N. Graves, b. 1 Aug. 1779, m. Eliza Nicholson, 25 Oct. 1801, d. 10 Sept. 1865.

  508.   Polly Graves, b. 1780/1790 (Shelburne Falls, MA), m. Tunis Rockefeller, d. after 1830.

+509.   Wealthy Graves, b. 20 Nov. 1780, m. Solomon Peck, d. 4 Sept. 1861.

  510.   Clarissa Graves, b.c. 1784 (Shelburne Falls, MA), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Larned.  Lived in Moresville, Delaware Co., NY.


James Graves (150) was born 1 May 1764 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 8 July 1845 in Greene, Chenango Co., NY.  He married Wealthy Jones.  She was born 13 May 1754, and died 14 Nov. 1825 in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY.  He married second widow Jemima (‑‑‑‑‑) Ackhorn in 1828 or 1829.

He was in the Rev. War from May 1779 to Jan. 1780 as a private in Captain Trowbridge's Co., Colonel Tyler's Regt. from April 1780 to Jan. or Feb. 1781, in Captains Nash and Smith's Companies, in Colonel Michael Jackson's Regt. from Aug. 1781, 3 months in Captains Shattuck's Co., of Colonel Sears' Regt., and from March 1782, 5 months in Captain John Carpenter's Co. of guards stationed at Springfield, MA.  Most of the first term of his service from 1779 to 1780 was spent in Rhode Island and he was discharged at the expiration of his term at Providence, RI.

His military services record describes him as 5 feet 7 inches tall and of light complexion when he first entered service at age 15.  After moving to New York state he joined the Militia and was lieutenant of a company in Schoharie Co. in 1800 and captain in 1805.  He was then described as a very powerful man 6 feet tall, broad shouldered, and weighing not less than 200 pounds.  He would have been 41 years old in 1805.

He lived and was taxed in Shelburne, Franklin Co., MA in 1785 to 1787.  In 1790 he lived in Colrain, Franklin Co., MA and continued to live there until 1798 when he moved to Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY and then to Greene, Chenango Co., NY about 1830.  He was on the U.S. pension roll. (R‑500)

Children - Graves

+511.   Erastus A. B. Graves, b. 1 Dec. 1787, m. Ann Stephens, 31 Jan. 1809, d. 5 Dec. 1857.


Ansel Graves (151) was born 18 Feb. 1767 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 3 Jan. 1810 in Chester, Warren Co., NY.  He married Caroline Otis, daughter of Stephen Otis and Lucy Chandler, in 1788 in Shelburne, Franklin Co., MA.  She was born 18 Dec. 1764, and died 12 May 1834 at the home of her daughter, Elcy Leland, at Hartland, Niagara Co., NY.  He served in Captain Samuel Low's Co., Col. Benjamin Symond's Berkshire Co. Regt. for a short time in the Rev. War in 1780.  He also served in place of his brother James in Captain Carpenter's Co. most of the time in Boston, MA from the summer of 1783 to the close of the War.  He was a private in Captain Thomas Cushing's Co. and served 3 months at Castle Island from 1 April to 30 June 1783.  He lived in Shelburne, MA when the first U.S. census was taken in 1790 and appears in it with his wife and one son (Elisha).  He later lived in Chester, NY.  (R‑96, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+512.   Elisha Graves, b. 25 (or 27) Nov. 1789, m(1) Abigail Graves, 3 Nov. 1811, m(2) Eleanor Dailey, 13 Oct. 1825, d. 21 Nov. 1869.

  513.   Caroline Graves, b. 5 June 1791, m. (Deacon) Daniel Jones, 4 March 1810, d. 30 March 1869.  He was b. 1789, d. 13 Jan. 1857, aged 68 years.  They were both bur. in Whitneyville, VT Cem.  (From Halifax, VT records, contributed by Houch (?), 2008 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, FL, 8 Dec. 1936.)

+514.   James Otis Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d.c. 1860.

  515.   Elcy Graves, b. 2 May 1794, m. Otis Leland, 30 Aug. 1812 (Ichroon, NY), d. 26 June 1849.   He was b. 30 July 1791, d. 11 Feb. 1842.  Moved to Hartland, Niagara Co., NY.

  516.   Harriet Graves, m. Ansel Leland.  He was b. 1796, brother of Otis who married Harriet’s sister, Elcy.  Lived in McKean, near Erie, PA.

+517.   Lucy Graves, b. 12 May 1796, m. Asa Allen, 1817, d. Feb. 1870.

+518.   Ansel Graves, b. 22 Feb. 1802, m. Sophia Leland, 10 Jan. 1826.

+519.   Cyrus Graves, b. 30 March 1804, m(1) Mary Tucker, 4 July 1826, m(2) Margaret Scott, 1864, m(3) Eliza Ford, d. 12 March 1889.



Peter Graves (153) was born 3 Nov. 1744, was baptized 6 Aug. 1749, and died after 1818.  He married Mary Chapman on 17 May 1764.  He served 3 years in the Rev. War in Captain Eell's Co., 3rd Regt. Conn. Line, was in a list of the polls of the First Church Society of Colchester, CT in 1787, on the pension roll of the U.S. as a resident of Otsego Co., NY in 1818, and as having enlisted 9 May 1777 and discharged 9 May 1780.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  520.   Anna Graves, b. 6 Sept. 1764.

+521.   Ariel Graves, b. 21 Jan. 1767, m. Caroline Stewart (#457), d. 23 April 1829.


Asa Graves (154) was born 8 May 1747 in Colchester, New London Co., CT, was baptized 30 Aug. 1747, and died 5 May 1800.  He married Mercy Kellogg, daughter of John Kellogg and Mary Newton of Colchester, CT, on 2 March 1786.  She was born 11 June 1741 and died 8 Oct. 1808.  He went out on the Lexington Alarm for 20 days and afterwards served from 8 May to 18 Dec. 1775 in the 6th Co., 3rd Regt. Conn. Line, commanded by Colonel Israel Putnam.  He was on a list of the polls of the First Church Society, Colchester, with his brother Peter in 1787.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  522.   Lucy Graves, b. 26 April 1787, d. March 1814.

+523.   Charles Graves, b. 30 June 1788, m. Sally White, 6 Oct. 1811, d. 31 May 1857.



Ichabod Graves (162) was born about 1763, and died 28 Jan. 1849 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT.  He married Sarah Chapman, daughter of Reuben Chapman and Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, about 1785 at Salisbury.  She was born in Jan. 1762 in Westbrook (a parish of Saybrook), Middlesex Co., CT, baptized there 20 Jan. 1762, and died before 1813.  He entered the military service at the age of 17, when he was described as 5 feet 11 inches tall and of light complexion, and served from 2 July to 2 Dec. 1780.  They lived in Salisbury and released their interest in certain lands of the estate of Reuben Chapman 18 March 1799.  Their children quit claimed their interest in his wife's estate as follows:  James, 16 March 1816, Elisha, 5 Dec. 1813, Maria, 15 Dec. 1819, Robert, 13 June 1817.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  524.   James Graves

  525.   Elisha Graves, m. Ruth Emeline (Chandler) Webster, d. 16 July 1861.  She was b. in Colebrook, NH.  He lived with his father at Salisbury, CT and Shelburne, MA.  He was released as one of the heirs-at-law of his mother, inherited by her as daughter of Reuben Chapman, deceased 5 Dec. 1813.  While he was a resident of Hancock, WI in 1859, he filed a declaration for a land warrant in Adjutant General's Office at Albany, on which warrant no. 22975 for 120 acres was granted for services in War of 1812.  He served for three months, from 1 Sept. 1812, in Captain McEntyre's Co., Colonel Nellis NY Regt.

  526.   Maria Graves

  527.   Robert Graves was on the tax rolls of Salisbury, CT as early as 1819.  He lived on the road to Sheffield, CT in 1850.  In 1857 he was of Lime Rock, a portion of Salisbury.


Alice Graves (163) married Prosper Deming, son of John Deming of Wethersfield, CT and Sandisfield, MA, on 15 April 1782 in Shelburne, Franklin Co., MA.  He was born 7 Aug. 1760 in Norwich, New London Co., CT.  Most of the following information is from his pension claim S.9844.

While a resident of Sandisfield, MA, he enlisted and served as a private with the Massachusetts troops as follows:  from Nov. 1775, one year in Capt. Moses Soule's Co. in Col. Whitcomb's regiment; from June 1777, nine months in Capt. Elijah Deming's Co. in Col. Ashley's regiment where he was in the battle that took place when Burgoyne was captured; from June 1778, nine months in Capt. Ebenezer Smith's Co.; in 1780 he served nine months in Capt. Noah Allen's Co., Col. Sprout's regiment, and was present at the execution of Major Andre.

Five or six years after the Revolution he moved from Sandisfield, MA to Salisbury, CT, and about ten years later he moved to the "Province of Upper Canada," and from there he moved to Oswegatchie, St. Lawrence Co., NY, where he was living in 1835.  He was allowed pension on his application executed 21 May 1833, at which time he was living in Elizabethtown, Province of Upper Canada.  (R‑500)



Eunice Hungerford (172) was born 26 April 1751 in New Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT, was baptized 2 Oct. 1752 in New Fairfield, CT, and died 19 Aug. 1839 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT.  She married Joseph Soule.  (R‑110, R‑162)

Children - Soule

+528.   Hiram Soule, m. Lucretia Olmstead.


Uriel Hungerford (175) was born 12 Feb. 1755 in New Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT, and died 18 April 1834 in New Fairfield or Sherman, CT.  He married Hannah Wilcox in 1775 in New Fairfield, CT.  She was born in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT.  (R‑110, R‑162)

Children - Hungerford

  529.   Polly Hungerford, b. 1777, m. Thomas Hungerford, d. 1848.  He was b. 19 April 1772 (New Fairfield, CT), and d. 1 April 1808 (New Fairfield, CT).

+530.   Diana Hungerford, b. 1786, m. Levi Hungerford, d. 27 March 1852.

  531.   Gerardus Hungerford

  532.   Laura Hungerford

  533.   Susan Hungerford, m. John K. Appleby.  He was b. 1804 (Sherman, CT).

  534.   Uriel Hungerford, b. 1801 (New Fairfield, CT).


Isaiah Hungerford (176) was born 26 Dec. 1756 in New Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT, and died 16 June 1833 in Stanbridge, Quebec, Canada.  He married Esther Mead.  (R‑110, R‑162)

Children - Hungerford

  535.   Allen Hungerford, b. New Fairfield, CT, d. 6 June 1845 (Kingston, Ontario, Canada).

  536.   Stephen Hungerford

  537.   Phoebe Hungerford, m. Rufus Merry.

  538.   Mead Hungerford, m. Harriet Elliott.

  539.   Miriam Hungerford, m. Aaron Fuller.

  540.   Elizabeth Hungerford, m. D. N. Phelps, d.c. 1889.

  541.   Tabor Hungerford, b. 9 July 1788 (New Fairfield, CT), m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Snyder, m(2) Ann McKenny, d. 18 June 1870.

  542.   Ephriam Hungerford, b. 1792, m. Elizabeth Snyder, d. 1833 (Stanbridge, Canada).

+543.   Samuel Hungerford, b. 12 Aug. 1798, m(1) Maribal Phelps, m(2) Mary Wilson, d.c. 1884.

  544.   Eli Bush Hungerford, b. 18 Aug. 1803 (Lenox, Berkshire Co., MA), d. 22 April 1891 (Carroll, NE).

  545.   Esther Hungerford, b. 1804, d. 11 June 1826 (Stanbridge, Quebec, Canada).


Ezra Hungerford (179) was born 8 Feb. 1761 and died 1 Sept. 1832, both in New Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT.  He married Caroline Wilcox in 1778.  (R‑110, R‑162)

Children - Hungerford

  546.   Sally Hungerford, m. Jared Potter.

  547.   Nancy Hungerford, m. Alexander Stewart.

  548.   Charlotte Hungerford, m. Clark Kirby.

  549.   Mahalia Hungerford, b. New Fairfield, CT, m. Harmon Terrill.

  550.   Horace Hungerford, b. 26 Jan. 1780 (New Fairfield, CT), m(1) Mary Sterling, m(2) Martha Ryan, d. 8 July 1857 (Sherman, CT).

  551.   Beach Hungerford, b. 1782 (New Fairfield, CT), m. Rebecca Baldwin, d. 17 March 1827.

+552.   Harry Hungerford, b.c. 1785, m(1) Mary Ann Fairchild, 26 March 1807, m(2) Margaret Cable, 15 May 1821, d. 23 Dec. 1846.

  553.   William Tarruce Hungerford, b. 10 Oct. 1798, m. Catherine Starr.

  554.   Cyrus E. Hungerford, b. 1800 (New Fairfield, CT), m. Sally ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 26 Jan. 1825.


Zerviah Hungerford (180) was born 13 June 1763 in New Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT, was baptized in July 1763 in New Fairfield, CT, and died 18 Feb. 1832 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT.  She married Amos Northrup on 14 April 1785 in New Fairfield, CT.  He was born about 1765 in New Fairfield, CT, and died about 1848 in Fairfield, VT.  (R‑110, R‑162)

Children - Northrup

  555.   William Northrup, b. 1782 (Fairfield, VT), m. Amanda Soule (#1557).  She was b. 1793 (Fairfield, VT), daughter of Hiram Soule and Lucretia Olmstead.


Deborah Hungerford (181) was born 18 Nov. 1764 in New Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT, was baptized 10 Feb. 1765 in New Fairfield, and died 4 Jan. 1844 in Elba, Genesee Co., NY.  She married Nathan Waldo, son of Jesse Waldo and Bridget Thompson, on 21 Sept. 1785 in Mansfield, Tolland Co., CT.  He was born 28 Oct. 1762 in Mansfield, CT, and died 26 Dec. 1840 in Elba, Genesee Co., NY.  (Nathan was descended from immigrant Rear Admiral Thomas Graves of Charlestown, MA, and is listed as no. 440 in the 1994 book by Kenneth V. Graves.)  They were both buried in Daws Corners, Genesee Co., NY.

Nathan served as a corporal in Captain John Bottoms Co. during the Revolutionary War.  He received a pension at the rate of $31 per year.  He was a grocer and a farmer.  Nathan and Deborah were both Presbyterians.  Nathan lived in Mansfield, CT, and Whitesboro, Bridgewater and Elba, NY.  Their first 3 children were born in Whitesboro or Bridgewater, Oneida Co., NY, the next 5 in Bridgewater, and the last in Unadilla, Otsego Co., NY.  (R‑71, R‑110)

Children - Waldo

  556.   Laura Waldo, b. 21 Dec. 1786, m. Gurdon Turner, 25 Dec. 1806 (Bridgewater, NY), d. 1 Aug. 1810 (Bridgewater, NY).  Bur. Bridgewater Cem.

  557.   Nathan Waldo, b. 11 Feb. 1789, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Buck, 1808, d. 14 Oct. 1830 (Bridgewater, NY).

  558.   Shubael Waldo, b. 4 March 1791, m. Mary Scott, 19 Jan. 1812 (Bridgewater, NY), d. 4 Jan. 1861 (Williamston, Ingham Co., MI).

+559.   Eber Waldo, b. 21 May 1793, m. Anna Daw, 27 Oct. 1817, d. 23 May 1867.

  560.   Hiram Waldo, b. 14 Dec. 1795, d. 24 Sept. 1797 (Bridgewater, NY).

  561.   Hiram Waldo, b. 22 March 1798, m. Dulcena Foster, 31 May 1818 (Elba, NY), d. 13 July 1862 (Albion, Calhoun Co., MI).

  562.   Samuel Newell Waldo, b. 2 Sept. 1800, d. 13 Aug. 1801 (Bridgewater, NY).

  563.   Samuel Dwight Waldo, b. 25 June 1802, d. 4 Oct. 1844 (Elba, NY).

  564.   Florette Waldo, b. 4 March 1806, m. Robinson Smiley, 23 Jan. 1831 (Elba, NY), d. 10 May 1863 (Elba, Genesee Co., NY).


Elizabeth Hungerford (184) was born 20 May 1769 in New Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT, died 20 April 1853 in Knowlesville, Orleans Co., NY, and was buried in Ridgeway, Orleans Co., NY.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Putnam.  She married second Samuel Tuttle in 1800 in New Fairfield, CT.  She married third Solomon Jones in 1807.  (R‑110, R‑162)

Children - Tuttle

  565.   Fanny Tuttle.  Died at age 18.

  566.   Cornelia Tuttle, m. John Howe.

Children - Jones

  567.   Sally Jones

  568.   Laura Jones


Samuel Hungerford (185) was born 7 Dec. 1771 in New Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT, was baptized in Feb. 1772 in New Fairfield, CT, and died in 1855 in Westminster, Ontario, Canada.  He married Abigail Kilbourne.  (R‑110, R‑162)

Children - Hungerford

  569.   Maria Hungerford, m. Moses Hatch, d. 21 Nov. 1803 (Katellville, Broome Co., NY).

  570.   Caroline Hungerford

  571.   Zerruh Hungerford

  572.   Sophia Hungerford

  573.   Laura Hungerford

  574.   Sarah Hungerford

  575.   Matilda Hungerford

  576.   Lucy Hungerford

+577.   Samuel Hungerford, b. 1819, m. Mary E. Frank.



Elihu Dodge (186) was born 21 (or 22) Aug. 1756 in Colchester, New London Co., CT, and died 26 Nov. 1830 in Salem, New London Co., CT.  He married Hulda Tiffany on 15 May 1774 in Colchester, CT.  She was born 3 July 1753 in Hebron, Tolland Co., CT.  He married second Lucretia Rogers on 9 May 1792 in Colchester.  Elihu was in the American Revolution, serving under Col. Latimer from 24 Aug. 1777.  He was a resident of Salem, CT in the 1820 and 1830 censuses.  R‑74 also gives a son, Nathan Dodge, by Elihu’s first wife.  (R‑74, R‑79)

Children - Dodge, by Hulda Tiffany

+578.   Sarann Dodge, b. 15 May 1778, m. George Dodge II, c. 1792, d. after 1813.

  579.   Mary Dodge, b. 8 Oct. 1784 (CT)

  580.   Harriet Dodge, b. 26 Oct. 1787 (CT).

  581.   Elihu Dodge, b. 1 July 1789 (CT).

Children - Dodge, by Lucretia Rogers

  582.   John Dodge, b. 1790-1794 (CT), d. 1790-1794 (CT).

  583.   Terissa Dodge, b. 21 April 1792 (CT), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Olmstead.

+584.   Ambrose Dodge, b. 2 Feb. 1796, m(1) Olive Tracey, m(2) Margaret ‑‑‑‑‑‑, before 1870.

  585.   child, b. 15 June 1798 (CT).

  586.   Champion R. Dodge, b. 1 Sept. 1800 (CT)

  587.   Benjamin F. Dodge, b.c. Oct. 1802 (CT).  He was crippled.


Deborah Dodge (191) was born in 1767 in Colchester, New London Co., CT, and died in 1884.  She married Nathan Loveland[21], son of Elizur Loveland and Ruth Sparks, on 2 Dec. 1784 in Glastonbury, Hartford Co., CT.  He was born 25 Feb. 1761 in Glastonbury.  He was a blacksmith and a farmer.  Their first three children were born in Glastonbury and the rest were born in Livonia, Livingston Co., NY.  (R‑92)

Children - Loveland

  588.   Philather Loveland, b. 3 Oct. 1785.

+589.   Nathan Loveland, b. 7 Feb. 1788, m. Philena Whitney, d. 14 April 1819.

  590.   John Loveland, b. 30 July 179-.

+591.   Jared Loveland, m. Philena Harmond.

+592.   Enoch Loveland, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  593.   Harvey Loveland

  594.   Leander Loveland

  595.   Abigail Loveland



Joseph Graves (193) was born about 1746 in Canaan, Litchfield Co., CT.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was a soldier in the Rev. War and was captured by the Indians and held prisoner for 7 years.  He escaped at Montreal and found his way back home. He settled in Salisbury, Addison Co., VT and was there when the first U.S. census was taken in 1790.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

+596.   William Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. June 1893.

  597.   Stephen Graves

  598.   Ezra Graves

+599.   David Graves, b. 25 June 1773, m(1) Annis Church, m(2) Judith Chase, d. Sept. 1844.


David Graves (194) was born 25 Oct. 1752 (or 20 Oct. 1751[22]) in Canaan, Litchfield Co., CT and died 24 Feb. 1837 in Vergennes (or Brandon[23]), VT.  He married Sarah Farrington, daughter of Jacob Farrington and Abigail Sexton, in Somers, CT.  She was born 22 Feb. 1756 (or 1755) in Somers, Tolland Co., CT, and died 19 Jan. 1840 (or 1842[24]) in Brandon, Rutland Co., VT.  He was a carpenter and wagon maker.  He was in the Rev. War and was living in Bethlehem, NY when he enlisted.  He moved to Salisbury, VT where his brother Joseph had gone several years before, and was a resident there when the first U.S. census was taken in 1790.  He later settled in Vergennes, VT.  He was on the U.S. pension roll at Rutland, VT.  David and Sarah were buried in the Congregational Churchyard in Brandon, VT.  (R‑24, R‑46, R‑63, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+600.   Samuel B. Graves, b. 22 Nov. 1776, m(1) Betsey Welch, 7 (or 17) Feb. 1805, m(2) Rebecca (‑‑‑‑‑‑) Smith, 17 April 1828, d. 23 April 1861.

  601.   Jacob Graves, b. 27 Dec. 1778, never married.

+602.   Lewis Graves, b. 28 Dec. 1781, m. Caroline Elizabeth Newton, 13 Oct. 1812, d. 20 May 1870.

  603.   Prudence Graves, b. 3 (or 23) Sept. 1783, m. Jonathan Worcester, d. 1872.

+604.   Morris F. Graves, b. 7 June (or Jan.) 1786, m(1) Sophia Tucker, 9 Oct. 1820, m(2) Polly (Hickox?) Worster, 25 Feb. 1838, d. 29 June 1878.

  605.   Lucy Graves, b. 2 Jan. 1789, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Dart, d. in Rochester, NY.

  606.   Abigail Graves, b. 17 Aug. 1790, m. Joseph Harlow, d. in Malone, NY.


Benjamin Graves (196) was born 22 Nov. 1760 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT, and died 22 March 1843 in Chazy, Clinton Co., NY.  He married Lucretia Marsh.  She was probably of Salisbury, CT, and a relative of George Marsh whose child was buried in the same lot as Benjamin's sister Rebecca.  He married second Hulda Thompson, daughter of J. Sebe Thompson and Anna ‑‑‑‑‑‑, about 1804 in Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY.  After Hulda died between 1810 and 1820, Benjamin married third Sally (Marshall) Burroughs, widow of John Burroughs (who died 22 July 1832), on 27 Sept. 1835.  Benjamin’s last five children were previously believed to be born to his first wife, Lucretia, but now are more likely to have been born of his second wife, Hulda.

Benjamin served in the Rev. War as private for thirteen and a half months in Captain McKinster's Co., Colonel John Patterson's Mass. Regt., and from May 1777 to June 1783 as private in Captain Martin Kirtland's Co., Colonel R. J. Meig's Conn. Regt.  War Dept. records state:  "Claimed to be a body servant of General Washington for three years or more."  His residence when he enlisted was at Salisbury, CT.  He was in the following battles: "Siege of Boston", Trenton, Princeton, Elizabethtown, Connecticut Farms, and Yorktown.

He was a resident of Champlain, Clinton Co., NY when he made his application for a pension.  He was sheriff of Clinton Co. in 1801, 1810, and 1815.  He was a very prominent, influential, and much respected man in Clinton Co.  His wife applied for transfer of his pension on 12 Jan. 1854 and obtained it.  (R‑104, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Lucretia Marsh

  607.   Samuel Graves, d. 11 Sept. 1814 (in Naval battle at Plattsburgh, NY).

+608.   George Graves, b. 1785, m. Louisa Ransom.

+609.   Henry Graves (twin), b. 19 Feb. 1790, m(1) Charlotte Gregory, 26 Jan. 1815, m(2) Hannah Skinner, 17 Feb. 1836, d. 8 April 1858.

  610.   Harmon Graves (twin), b. 19 Feb. 1790, m. Betsey Pearl (dau. of Timothy Pearl).  He took part in the Battle of Plattsburgh in 1814, was cornet in the Essex Co. Militia in 1817, second lieutenant in 1819, and first lieutenant in 1821.

+611.   Jeremiah Graves, b. 2 April 1792, m. Laura Marvin.

  612.   Elizabeth Graves, b. 19 April 1794, m. Nathan Saxe, d. 28 Aug. 1854 (Saxe Landing, Clinton Co., NY).

+613.   Benjamin Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1878.

Children - Graves, by Hulda Thompson

+614.   Myron Graves, b. 11 May 1805, m. Fanny White, d. 24 Jan. 1865.

+615.   J. Sebe Thompson Graves, b. 1 Dec. 1806, m. Mary Ann Case, 4 July 1827, d. 19 Sept. 1866.

  616.   Mary Ann Graves, b. 1809, m. (Dr.) Julius Churchill (of Champlain, NY).

  617.   Phebe Graves, b. 1813, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Case (of Peru, NY).

+618.   Anthony Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.



Simeon Graves (200) was born 20 Sept. 1752 in New Cambridge (now Bristol, Hartford Co., CT) or Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT, and died after 1840.  He married Mary Jennings[25].  She was born about 1765.  He was a soldier in the Rev. War.  He enlisted at Waterbury, CT on 4 March 1777 in Capt. David Smith's Co., Colonel John Chandler's Regiment.  He was of Litchfield, CT 29 Dec. 1788, and of Rupert, Bennington Co., VT in 1790 when the first U.S. census was taken.  At that time he had 5 sons under 16 years of age and probably 2 daughters.  Simeon and his wife were in the 1800 census for Essex, Chittenden Co., VT, living near Chauncey and Bennett Graves, with no children listed.  This change in number of children from the 1790 census could indicate that he had remarried and his children by his first wife were living elsewhere or had died, or that the children in the 1790 census weren’t his.  He was in the 1810 census for Underhill, Chittenden Co., VT, with 3 sons under 10, 1 daughter under 10, and 1 daughter 10-15.  In 1818 he was living in Constable, Franklin Co., NY and was on the U.S. pension roll.  He and Mary were in the 1820 census for Constable, Franklin Co., NY, with 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-18, 1 female 10-16.  He and Mary were in the 1830 census for Malone, Franklin Co., NY, with 2 males 20-30, and 1 female 20-30, living near his son Truman Graves.  He and Mary were in the 1840 census for Malone, Franklin Co., NY, with no children in their household, identified as an 87-year-old veteran, living near Norman Graves (possibly another son listed in the 1830 census but not in the pension application) and Truman Graves.

Simeon Graves Revolutionary War Pension file number S. 43641, NARA publication number M804, Roll no. 1112:

On the 10 of October 1820 in Franklin County, NY Simeon Graves, aged 68, made the following declaration in open court:

On his oath swears that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows:

That he served in the War of the Revolution in the Company commanded by Captain David Smith in the 8th Regiment of Connecticut troops commanded by Colonels J. Chandler, Giles Russell and Hart of the Continental troops from March 1777 till the close of the Revolutionary War when he was honorably discharged.

That his original declaration to obtain a pension under the Act of Congress of the 18th of March 1818 was made the twenty-fifth day of April 1818 and he has received a pension certificate numbered 2359 and dated the sixteenth day of September 1818.  And he swears he has not disposed of any property to make himself eligible for the pension he is now applying for.

His property is as follows…

Real Estate  I have none.

Personal estate excepting

Necessary bedding and clothing.  One pair of Oxen which I have purchased and paid for with the money I have received from the agent of the United States in consequence of my pension certificate     $65.00

An Iron pot  $1.00, 1 Kettle $1.00                                                         2.00

Three old chairs and a few old knives and forks                                   1.50

A few other articles of furniture not worth more than                          2.00


That by occupation I am a farmer but in consequence of age and infirmity I am unable to perform much hard labor…

My family consists of my wife Mary aged fifty five years one son Truman Graves aged 18 years and one daughter Rhoda aged fifteen years and one other son Freeman Graves aged ten years all of whom enjoy good health.

Signed Simeon Graves  (R‑48, R‑204, R‑207, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  619.   Truman Graves, b.c. 1802, m. Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was b.c. 1798 in Ireland.  They were in the 1850 census for Malone, Franklin Co., NY, with no children.  He was a farmer.  They probably married about 1830, and probably had 1 son b. 1831-1835, 1 dau. b. 1831-1835, and possibly another dau. b.c. 1830.  He was in the 1830 census for Malone, Franklin Co., NY, with 1 female 60-69.  He was in the 1840 census for Malone, Franklin Co., NY, with 1 male 5-9, 1 male 30-39 (himself), 1 female 5-9, 1 female 10-14, and 1 female 30-39.

+620.   Norman Graves, b. 1 Dec. 1803, m. Roxanna ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  621.   Rhoda Graves, b.c. 1805.

+622.   Freeman Graves, b. 10 July 1809, m. Betsey Billings, 2 Feb. 1833, d. 5 April 1888.


Jesse Graves (201) was born 30 Jan. 1755 in New Cambridge (now Bristol, Hartford Co., CT) or Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT, died 12 (or 20) Oct. 1820 in Salisbury, Addison Co., VT, and was buried in Manchester, Bennington Co., VT.  He married Ruth Remington of Cummington, Hampshire Co., MA, on 16 Feb. 1780.  She was born 5 Aug. 1757, probably in Cummington, MA, and died 29 April 1839 in her 82nd year.  He was in the Rev. War (see vol. 19, p. 112, D.A.R. Lineage Book).  Jesse built the first cider mill in Salisbury in 1803.

The following is from a copy of a handwritten deposition to court by Chauncey Graves (#204), filed in National Archives Pension File S.21231 for Jesse Graves of VT:

Deposition to obtain a pension for Ruth, widow of Jesse Graves.

“I, Chauncey Graves, of Underhill in the county of Chittenden & State of Vermont, being duly sworn depose and say that my father, Joshua Graves, in the first year of the Revolutionary War, 1775, then living in New Lebanon, in the state of New York, came to the town of Salisbury in the county of Addison, Vermont and began to clear a farm, which he had purchased and in the spring following, his family moved in to the town of Salisbury aforesaid.  I was then with the family and was sixteen years old.  In the month of June of that year, 1776, we were ordered by the government to remove from that place on account of the exposure of the settlers to the invasions of the Indians.  Our family removed, at that time to Shaftsbury in Bennington County.  In the fall of the same year, my brother, Jesse Graves, being then I think, twenty two year old, returned to Salisbury to take care of the crops & other property left in Salisbury; here he was taken sick & continued sick until the following spring, 1777 - and about the time of his recovery was taken by the Indians & carried away and detained several weeks in captivity, with my father, who was taken with him.  The year following & the next year after the capture of Burgoyne my brother, the said Jesse Graves, enlisted into the service at Arlington in the County of Bennington, and went to Castleton as I understood, and the troops were there employed in erecting a fort at that place.  He entered the service and served as a Sergeant.  Having a horse of his own he was [next two words illegible]…much of the time as an [illegible], and on scouts under his command.  He continued there in the service from early in the spring until late in the fall, but I do not know for what time he enlisted nor exactly how long he served.  Not being myself in the service I have no knowledge of the above facts except from information at the time - and from the fact that my brother was absent during the above period.  In the spring following 1779, he enlisted again and went to Rutland where a fort was built that season; - in April of that year, I also went into the service, & was in the service at Rutland during the summer until the month of December.  I there saw my said brother Jesse Graves in the service and was frequently on scouts with him, and once in the last part of October went with him and others under the command of So [?] Blanchard [?] to New Haven & Weybridge to bring off the women & children who had been left there by the Indians after they had burnt out all the houses & taken the men prisoners.  In this above mentioned service, the said Jesse Graves served as Sergeant, and except as above mentioned, commanded the scouting parties.  He being chiefly employed in scout, & I in the fort, I am not able to recollect how long he served but suppose he served through the summer. - The said Jesse Graves went into the service also in the spring following 1780, and served at Pittsford, in the frontier, in the neighborhood of Rutland & Castleton.  In the course of the summer of that year, I was ordered out with the militia on an alarm and went to the fort at Pittsford and served there three months.  There I saw the said Jesse Graves in the service, and I am confident he served there during the whole season from early in the spring until late in the fall.  The whole of the above mentioned service he performed as a Sergeant.  After he was driven from his farm in Salisbury he was not able to find any other employment; and was, according to my present recollection, in the service, on the frontier in Vermont, almost the whole of the three years above mentioned…”  (Note:  rest of transcript had to do merely with service dates, etc.)  (R‑48, R‑55, R‑59, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+623.   Polly Graves, b. 4 (or 5) Oct. 1791, m. Joseph Smith, 12 May 1811, d. 2 April 1874.

  624.   Lovicy Graves, b. 5 Oct. 1791, m. Simeon Gibson, 10 Sept. 1815, d. 9 Feb. 1828 (Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA).

  625.   Salvanus Graves, b. 1793, d. 21 April 1795 (Salisbury, Addison Co., VT).

  626.   Venus Graves, b. 31 March 1794 (Salisbury, VT), d. 21 April 1795 (Salisbury, VT).


Asa Graves (202) was born 19 Feb. 1757 at New Cambridge (now Bristol, Hartford Co., CT) or Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT, and died 5 July 1820 (or 6 Oct. 1823), in Rutland, Rutland Co., VT.  He married Desire ‑‑‑‑‑‑[26].  He was in the Rev. War and on the U.S. pension roll in Chittenden Co., VT on 20 Aug. 1833.  He served in Capt. Robinson’s company of Militia under Lt. Col. Ebenezer Walbridge in the summer of 1778.  He was on the Vermont census of 1790 with wife and 5 daughters, living in Salisbury, Addison Co.  R‑55 lists another marriage to Roxenna ‑‑‑‑‑‑, who was born about 1761, on 16 July 1781 in Sunderland, Franklin Co., MA.  R‑55 also lists another child, Roxenna Graves.  The names and birth dates of the following children are from the VT vital records.

It appears that the second marriage attributed to this Asa Graves is wrong.  That was apparently another Asa Graves of genealogy 28, who was born 4 Nov. 1755, and married Roxanna Ottman.  It also appears that the last child listed below, Liman Oatman Graves, was actually Lyman Ottman Graves, and was one of the children of this other Asa Graves.  (R‑25, R‑26, R‑48, R‑55, R‑59, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  627.   Rhoda Graves, b. 8 June 1780 (Arlington, Bennington Co., VT)[27].

+628.   Ruth Graves, b. 11 March 1782 (or 1780), m. Levi Lane, before 1805, d. 4 (or 11) April 1866.

+629.   Phebe Graves, b. 17 Aug. 1784 (or 18 Aug. 1785) (Wallingford, VT)[28], m(1) William Allen, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Swift.

  630.   Hannah (or Harriana) Graves, b. 27 March 1787 (Salisbury, VT).

  631.   Sylvia (or Selva) Graves, b. 23 June 1789 (Salisbury, VT), d. prior to 12 Feb. 1868 (Trumbull Co., OH).

  632.   Liman (or Lyman) Oatman Graves, b. 25 Sept. 1791.  Probably not a son of this Asa Graves.


Chauncey (or Chancy) Graves (204) was born 9 Sept. 1761 in New Cambridge (now Bristol, Hartford Co., CT) or Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT, and died after 20 July 1850[29] in Underhill, Chittenden Co., VT.  He married Olive Sprague (?) of Huntington, Chittenden Co., VT.  She died 15 June 1793 in Salisbury, Addison Co., VT.  He married second Rachel Adams[30] on 8 June 1794 (or 1795) in Poultney, Rutland Co., VT.  He moved from Salisbury to Waterbury and afterwards to Underhill.  He was a soldier in the Rev. War and on the U.S. pension roll at Underhill.  The VT vital records list all the following children by the first marriage except Lucy.  John Card Graves (R‑500) listed Lucy, but did not list Susan, Simeon, Asinetta, or Olive.  (It is likely that the R‑500 information was from family sources, so it is possible that at least some of those he did not list died young).

Chauncey served in the Revolutionary War under Captain Allen’s Company Vermont Militia.  Private Graves is on the payroll of Captain Samuel Allen’s Company of volunteers.  Raised by the order of Brigadier General Allen, the company commenced 13 Oct. 1780, and ended 4 Nov. 1780, with twenty three days of service.  Chauncey received a pension for his service in the war under S.15869.  (R‑25, R‑48, R‑55, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Olive Sprague

  633.   Susan Graves, b. 31 March 1782 (Danbury (Danby?), VT).

  634.   Lucy Graves, b. 1784 (or 31 March 1782) (Danbury (Danby?), VT)[31].

+635.   Joshua Graves, b. 9 July 1784 (or 1785), m. Phebe (or Phoebe) (Beach) Whitney, 14 Sept. 1808.

  636.   Simeon Graves, b. 18 Dec. 1786 (Salisbury, VT), d. 5 June 1788 (Salisbury, VT).

  637.   Asinetta (or Affinetta) Graves, b. 14 Dec. 1788 (Salisbury, VT).

  638.   Electa (or Elietha/Elietta) Graves, b. 20 March 1791, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Fuller.  They moved West.

  639.   Olive Graves, b. 19 May 1793 (Salisbury, VT).

Children - Graves, by Rachel Adams

+640.   Ira Graves, b.c. 1795, m(1) Lucinda Robinson, m(2) Samantha (Lane) Thompson, 29 (or 27) Sept. 1869, d. 8 (or 18) May 1877.

  641.   Speedy Graves, b. Salisbury, VT, m. Darius Varney (of Westford, VT), d. (Westford, VT).

  642.   Mary Graves, b.c. 1800.



Stephen Graves (206) was born 2 (or 15) Feb. 1752 in East Plymouth, CT, baptized 12 May 1752, and died 6 June 1828 (or 1 June 1821) in Harwinton, Litchfield Co., CT.  He married Ruth Jerome, daughter of Zerabbabel Jerome and Phoebe Cook, on 8 Dec. 1778.  She was born 14 June 1760, and died 28 Aug. 1824 in Harwinton.  He was drafted into the service during the Rev. War and furnished a substitute.  He was drummer in Colonel Crane's Artillery Regt. from Sunderland in service 1781.  He was a selectman of Harwinton in 1796, one of the signers for the new church at what is now Plymouth in 1790, a vestryman in 1791, and a delegate to conventions in 1797, 1810, 1811, and 1812.  (R‑94, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  643.   Nancy Graves, b. 7 Nov. 1779, d. 20 Aug. 1783.

  644.   Ruth Graves, b. 1 March 1781, d. 20 Aug. 1783.

+645.   Cornelius Graves, b. 15 Feb. 1783, m. Anna Treat, 6 July 1804 (or 1806), d. 7 Sept. 1828.

+646.   Major Graves, b. 29 Dec. 1784, m. Abigail Lankton, 3 (or 2) April 1806, d. 4 Aug. 1861.

+647.   Stephen Wells Graves, b. 5 Aug. 1791, m. Rhoda Clark, 15 Nov. 1811, d. 3 Aug. 1854.

+648.   Nancy Graves, b. 23 June 1793, m. Miles Welton, 15 Feb. 1815, d. 11 Dec. 1883.

  649.   Ruth Graves, b. 20 July 1795, bapt. 25 Aug. 1795, m. Marvin Blakeslee, 26 March 1817, d. 15 April 1886 (Thomaston, Litchfield Co., CT).  They lived in Thomaston.  He was from Plymouth Hollow (now Thomaston), CT, b. 1791, d. 1878.


Benjamin Graves (207) was born 12 March 1754, baptized 24 (or 29) April 1754, and died 29 Nov. 1836 in Perrysville, NY.  He married Eunice (or Jerusha) Hale of Cambridge (now Bristol, Hartford Co.), CT, daughter of Elisha Hale and Sybil ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 15 Aug. 1776.  She was born about 1756-7 in Durham, Middlesex Co., CT, died 6 June 1814 in Paris Hill, NY, and was buried in the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church cem. there.  He was in the Rev. War and served in the Waterbury Militia Minute Men.  He moved with his father to Paris Hill about 1788.  (R‑153, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+650.   Chauncey Graves, b. 10 July 1777, m. Lucinda Barnes.

  651.   Freelove Graves, bapt. 30 Jan. 1780, m. Noah Humiston, d. 1858 (Unionville, OH).  Noah d. Harbor Creek, Erie Co., PA.

  652.   Clarissa Graves, b. 22 Feb. 1787, m. Salmon Seymour, 22 Dec. 1805 (Paris Hill, NY), d. 23 Jan. 1842 (Westmoreland, Oneida Co., NY).  He was b. 2 Nov. 1779 (Northbury, CT), son of Gideon Seymour and Ruth Prindle, and d. 23 March 1843 (Westmoreland, NY).  They were both bur. in Hampton, Oneida Co., NY.


Jacob Graves (210) was born 12 July 1762 and was baptized 22 Aug. 1762.  He married Elizabeth Turner on 13 June 1787.  He moved to New Hartford, Oneida Co., NY with his father.  She died 2 Dec. 1822 at age 56 and was buried in the cemetery on Old South Street (now Oxford Rd.), New Hartford, NY.  (R‑153, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  653.   Sheldon Graves, m. Sally ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was lieutenant and captain in Onondaga Co. Militia in 1820 and 1822.

  654.   Ansel Graves

+655.   Cornelius Graves, m. Rhoda ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  656.   Cyrus Graves, m. Eliza ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  657.   Sally Graves

  658.   Rhoda Graves

  659.   Phebe Graves, bapt. 23 April 1801 (Paris Hill, NY).

  660.   Eliza Graves, bapt. 21 Aug. 1803 (Paris Hill, NY).



John Graves (211) was born about 1737 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT, and died before 1810.  He married Lydia ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She died 12 May 1810, aged 73 years.  He represented Walpole, NH in the state assembly of 1781 held at Windsor, VT, was in Colonel Benjamin Bellow's Regiment for the reinforcement of Fort Ticonderoga in June 1777, and was lieutenant of the Walpole Militia in 1781.  He and his wife were admitted to the church at Walpole in 1771.  (R‑53, R‑86, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+661.   Darius Graves, b.c. 1758, m. Zerriah (or Zerviah) Hovey, 10 Feb. 1780, d. 31 Jan. 1814.

+662.   John Graves, b.c. 1763, m. Prudence ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 28 Oct. 1792.

+663.   Lydia Graves, b. before 1765, m. David Hall, 3 Dec. 1778, d. 12 Sept. 1847.

+664.   Samuel Graves, b. 1768, m. Sarah Clark, 21 Jan. 1790, d. 3 Dec. 1798.

  665.   Nancy Graves, m. John Gould, 28 Sept. 1783.

  666.   Rebecca Graves, bapt. 17 (or 14) Nov. 1773, m. Asa Titus, 15 Sept. 1791.

  667.   Margaret Graves, d. young.

  668.   Parnell Graves, bapt. 23 Feb. 1777, m. Ziba Dennison, 1 Jan. 1811.  He was b. 25 Oct. 1786, and was a son of John Dennison who moved to Walpole, NH in 1762.

+669.   Amos Graves (twin), bapt. 5 Sept. 1779, m. Hannah Russell, 20 Oct. 1800.

  670.   Allen Graves (twin), bapt. 5 Sept. 1779, d. 19 Jan. 1844.

  671.   Margaret ("Peggy") Graves, bapt. 10 March 1782, died young.


Eliad Graves (212) was born in 1739 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT, and died 13 (or 18) April 1828 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH.  He married Abigail Clark in April 1756 (or in 1761).  She died 5 Nov. 1823 in Walpole, NH, aged 84 years.  He was in the French and Indian War from 9 Sept. to 11 Dec. 1755.  He served in the Rev. War in Colonel Benjamin Bellow's Regiment, which marched from Cheshire Co., NH to reinforce Ticonderoga in Oct. 1776 (service 25 days, travel 147 miles).  He lived on land owned by William Graves in 1880 in Walpole, NH.

John Card Graves listed all the following children except Susannah, and Martha McDaniels Frizzell (R‑502) listed all except Clark.  (R‑86, R‑500, R‑502)

Children - Graves

  672.   Sarah Graves, b.c. 1763, m. (Capt.) Joseph Fay, 14 Nov. 1782, d. 25 April 1847 (aged 84 years).

  673.   Roxanna Graves, b.c. 1770, m. Isaac Graves, 2 Aug. 1792, d. 18 June 1868.  See #679 for descendants.

+674.   Barnabas Graves, b.c. 1772, m(1) Lois Weeks, m(2) Mary Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+675.   Eliad Graves, Jr., m. Mary Taggart.

  676.   Clark Graves; moved to Michigan between 1820 and 1830.

  677.   Susannah Graves, bapt. 10 Sept. 1780 (Walpole, NH).


Eliphas (or Eliphaz) Graves (213) was born in 1741 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT, and died 20 March 1822 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH.  He married Rebecca Vubb (?) (or Webb) or Margaret L. Webb on 9 Feb. 1764 at Saybrook, Middlesex Co., CT.  He married second Hannah Kelsey of Newport, Sullivan Co., NH on 3 Nov. 1793.  He lived at Saybrook for many years and afterward at Walpole and settled on a farm later owned by George W. Graves.  His first purchase of land in Chester, NH was in Feb. 1767.  (R‑86, R‑500, R‑502)

Children - Graves, by first wife

  678.   Mary Graves, b. 16 March 1765, m. Abner Graves, 23 May 1788, d. 29 July 1848.  See #234 for descendants.

+679.   Isaac Graves, b. 1767, m. Roxanna (or Roxana or Rosannah) Graves, 2 Aug. 1792, d. 20 Feb. 1813.

+680.   Rebecca Graves, b. 26 May 1768, m. John Carlisle, 19 March 1794, d. 23 (or 21) Aug. 1848.

+681.   Eliphas Graves, Jr., b. 1770, m. Lucy Gates, 3 Oct. 1793, d. 2 May 1825.

+682.   John Graves, b. 1775 (or 1783), m. Lucy Russell, d. 31 Jan. 1860.

  683.   Lydia Graves, m. John Maynard, 28 April 1811.

+684.   Sterling Graves, b. 1779, m. Jemima Griswold, 18 April 1805, d. 5 Nov. 1847.

  685.   Abigail Graves, b. 1782, m. George Farrar, 26 May 1819, d. 13 May 1861.



Daniel Graves (214) was born 25 Oct. 1744.  He married Lois ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  686.   John Lyman Graves, bapt. 9 Jan. 1774 (First Congregational Church, Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH).

  687.   Lena Graves, bapt. 28 May 1775 (First Congregational Church, Walpole).


Josiah Graves (217) was born 19 July 1755.  He married Jerusha Wilcox on 10 March 1785 at Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT.  He married second Lydia ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was a soldier in the Rev. War in the 8th Co., 6th Regt., Conn. Line from 10 May to 19 Dec. 1775 on first call for troops.  He was in Capt. Bristol's Co., Colonel Whiting's Regt. at Peekskill, NY from 6 Oct. to 6 Dec. 1777, and in Capt. Daniel A. Gordon's Co., Colonel Bartlett's Regiment. (R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Lydia ---

  688.   Julius Graves, b. 15 July 1792 (Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT).

  689.   Josiah Graves, b. 21 April 1794 (Derby, New Haven Co., CT).

  690.   Laura Alma Graves, b. 4 Jan. 1798 (Cheshire, NH).

  691.   Lydia Graves, b. 8 June 1801, m. Stephen Harris, 27 May 182-.



Asahel Graves (223) was born 23 Aug. 1746 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT (Farmington Vital Records, vol. LR7, p. 71), and probably died between 1830 and 1840.  He married Sarah (or Sara) ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was in the 1810 census for Harpersfield, Delaware Co., NY, living next to his son, Remington Graves, and his household included a male age 10-15, a female 10-15, a female 16-25, and a female 45 or older (his wife).  The 1820 and 1830 censuses for Choconut, Susquehanna Co., PA, showed a male in the household of Asahel Graves who could have been this Asahel; however, the household could have been headed by Asahel, born about 1798, and the older male might have been Remington Graves.

Because Asahel (born 1746) apparently lived with Asahel (born about 1798), and the older Asahel had a male of the right age in his household in 1810, Asahel (born about 1978) is being shown as a son of the older Asahel.  It could be argued that a spread of about 28 years is a long time between the oldest and the youngest child, but it is certainly not impossible, and it is also possible that Asahel married a second time.  Documentation such as wills, deeds, land sales, etc., could help to shed more light on the details of this family.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

+692.   Si Remington Graves, b. 12 July (or 7 Dec.) 1770, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  693.   Sarah (or Sara) Graves, b. 14 Aug. 1776 (or 17 Sept. 1777)[32] (Southwick, Hampden Co., MA), d. 17 Sept. 1777 (Litchfield, CT).

  694.   daughter, b. 1785-1794.

  695.   daughter, b. 1795-1800.

+696.   Asahel Graves, b.c. 1798, m. Hannah Wells, d. after 1880.


Ezekiel (or Ezehiel) Graves (224) was born 13 Sept. 1748 (or 13 Sept. 1753 according to Farmington Vital Records Vol. LR11, p. 582) in Farmington, Hartford Co. (or Killingworth, Middlesex Co), CT, and died in June 1813 (killed in an accident at Acworth, Sullivan Co., NH or Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH), aged 65 years.  He married Nancy Hannah[33].  He married second Mary Dwinnel of Keene, NH on 18 Dec. 1810.  She was born about 1753 in Keene, Cheshire Co., NH.  He enlisted in Captain Matthew Smith's Co., General Waterbury's Brigade from Litchfield Co., CT on 3 May 1781, and in Captain Waugh's Co. of the 17th Conn. Militia in 1779.  He was living in Walpole, NH when the first U.S. census was taken in 1790, and at that time he had three sons and one daughter.  All his children were baptized at the same time on 9 Jan. 1794 in Walpole.  (R‑1, R‑58, R‑69, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Nancy Hannah

  697.   Sylvanus Graves, d. 12 Aug. 1841 (Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT).  No children.

+698.   Abner Graves, b.c. 1780, m. Catherine Kibling, 19 Aug. 1804, d. 22 June 1860.

+699.   Orange Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1783, m. Aurelia Sykes (or Sikes), d. 17 Feb. 1849.

  700.   Hannah Graves, b.c. 1780, m. Thomas Cunningham (of Walpole, NH), 21 May 1815.  He was b. 1780.  Several children, many dying young.

+701.   Pamelia Graves, b. 11 Aug. 1791, m. Anson Dayton, 24 April 1826, d. 13 (or 11) Jan. 1866.


Bela Graves (225) was born 4 Sept. 1750 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT (or 23 Sept. 1751 according to Farmington Vital Records vol. LR11, p. 582), was baptized 14 March 1752 in Southington, Hartford Co., CT, and died 15 Jan. 1852, aged 101 years, 8 months, and 16 days, at Shongo, Allegany Co., NY.  He was buried in Lot 31 of the Graves Cem. on Woodcock Rd., in Shongo, NY.  He married Sarah Holcomb.  He married second Sarah Griswold, daughter of Jeremiah Griswold and Hanna Gibbs of New Milford, CT, before Aug. 1782.  She was born 23 Sept. 1751.  (According to R-20 and R‑32, she was born 30 Aug. 1753.)

He was a Rev. soldier having enlisted from Litchfield Co., CT in April or May 1775 as a private in Captain Beebe's Co., which was stationed at Ticonderoga, under Major Welch.  He was also in Captain Alexander Waugh's Co., 17th Conn. Militia in 1779.  He was said to have been with Washington at the crossing of the Delaware River.  He was a blacksmith.  He lived in Delaware and Chemung counties, NY and in Bradford and Potter counties, PA.  He spent the last years of his life with his son John at Shongo.  He was a U.S. pensioner, having made application while living at Scio, NY on 27 March 1846, when he was about 95 years old.

The town of Willing is located in southeastern Allegany County, bordering on the Pennsylvania state line.  It is an average rural town with a normal history of common, hardworking people.  Its beginnings were mainly in agriculture and lumber as were most towns in western New York.

According to Allegany and its People – 1895, which states: “As near as can be ascertained the wilderness was first broken by one John Ford from Connecticut, who came to Willing in 1819.  He was a Revolutionary hero and was said to be in every way qualified to battle with the forest and its denizens.”[34]

About ten years later, Bela Graves, with his son John, located on lot 33 in the little hamlet of Shongo (then, town of Scio).  The following year they took up lot 15, where they remained the rest of their lives.  Sons Seth and Jeremiah settled on lot 32 in 1830.  The Graves family has always maintained its place in the town, and there are hundreds of descendants of Bela and Sarah Griswold Graves, many of them carrying the Graves name.

Willing was formed from the towns of Scio and Independence, on 19 Nov. 1851.  The first town meeting was held 4 March 1852.  An historical marker commemorating that meeting is located next to the highway on Route 19 at Yorks Corners.  (R‑20, R-32, R‑163, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Sarah Holcomb

  702.   Chloe Graves, b. 25 Sept. 1776.

  703.   Bela Graves, b. 18 Jan. 1779, d. 25 June 1779.

  704.   Rachel (or Asahel according to R-20 and R‑32) Graves, b. 1 Aug. 1781, d. 25 June 1787 (or 20 May 1852 according to R‑20).

Children - Graves, by Sarah Griswold

+705.   John Graves, b. 17 (or 14) Oct. 1784, m. Jerusha Campbell, 13 Jan. 1808, d. 16 Sept. (or Oct.) 1862.

+706.   Jeremiah Graves, b. 20 Aug. 1787, m(1) Susanna Tice, 25 April 1809, m(2) Susan Squires, Sept. 1854, d. 30 Nov. 1880.

+707.   Seth Graves, b. 14 (or 11) March 1790, m. Jane George, d. 2 Dec. 1851 (or 1850).

+708.   Abner Graves, b. 12 March 1793, m. Charity Campbell, 15 April 1819, d. 9 (or 11)[35] Nov. 1856.

+709.   Rhoda Graves, b. 16 Feb. 1796, m. William Camp (or Campbell), d. 16 Sept. 1877.



Recompense Graves (228) was born 20 Jan. 1756 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH, near Bellows Falls, Windham Co., VT, and died 3 (or 2 or 5[36]) April 1821 in Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NY.  He married Susanna (or Hannah) Little, daughter of Thomas Little and Susanna (or Susana or Hannah) Wallace, on 20 May 1781 in Peterborough, Hillsborough Co., NH or Walpole, NH.  She was born 21 April 1759 in Shirley, Hillsborough Co., NH (or Shirley, Middlesex Co., MA per the Vital Records of Shirley, MA to Year 1850, p. 61), and died 25[37] March 1813, in Cooperstown, NY, age 49 years.  Church records indicate that Susanna died in an epidemic.  Her mother was 88 years of age in 1804 when she and her son Samuel made a trip to see her.

They moved to Cooperstown in 1793.  Recompense was a brass founder and gunsmith.  He was a gunsmith in the Rev. Army and fought at the Battle of Bennington.  He carried on his business in Cooperstown until his death.  He and Susanna were both Presbyterian, and both were buried in the Presbyterian Church Cem., Cooperstown, NY.  Their children, Salina, Jesse, Charity, and Hannah, were all baptized in Walpole, NH.  And “all the children except one were baptized by the Rev. Mr. Lewis of Cooperstown[38].  Samuel Graves was the ninth of ten children, two of whom died in infancy[39]; this would indicate that the following list of children is not correct.  (R‑13, R‑78, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  710.    Salina Graves, b. 1782, bapt. 2 March 1783 (or 1782), m. Ebenezer Hall (of Walpole, NH).  She stayed at the old home in Walpole with grandmother Phoebe when the family moved to Cooperstown in 1793.

  711.   Jesse Graves, bapt. 27 June 1784.  He was a senior partner in Graves and Nichols, watchmakers and jewelry manufacturers in Auburn, NY.  A Mrs. Nancy Graves, wife of Mr. Jesse, d. 23 July 1838, age 44 yrs., and was bur. in the Presbyterian Church Cem., Cooperstown, NY.

  712.   Charity Graves, bapt. 12 Feb. 1786, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Rogers.

  713.   Lena Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Holden.

  714.   Hannah Graves, b. 12 Feb. 1788, bapt. 16 March 1788, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Burwel (or Burwell), d. 28 Dec. 18‑‑ (Utica, NY).  They had a son, George.

+715.   Daniel Graves, b. 1790, m.‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+716.   Seth Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1790, m. Eliza Flynn, May 1833, d. 27 June 1877.

  717.    Walter Graves, bapt. 14 Dec. 1800 (Presbyterian Church, Cooperstown, NY).

+718.   Samuel Graves, b. 4 June 1794, m. Polly Bostwick, 23 May 1819, d. 30 July 1880.

  719.   Phebe Graves, bapt. 2 Nov. 1800 (Presbyterian Church, Cooperstown, NY).

  720.   Abner Graves



Aaron Graves (231) was born 11 Feb. 1760 at Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH, and died 3 Oct. 1816.  He married Rhoda Wheeler on 17 May 1782.  She died 6 April 1815.  He married second Fanny Aldrich, daughter of Levi Aldrich of Westmoreland, NH, on 7 Dec. 1815.  Fanny married second ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Thompson.  Aaron lived in Walpole Valley, NH.

He, with his brothers John and Darius, was in Colonel Benjamin Bellow's Regiment of the NH Militia Minutemen, which went to reinforce the garrison at Ticonderoga in June 1777 (service 12 days, travel 94 miles, pay £3 15s. 2d).  He was also a private in Captain Peter Page's Co., Colonel Moses Nichol's Regiment to join the Continental Army for defense of West Point in 1780 (service 3 months, 15 days, travel 190 miles).  (R‑500, R‑502)

Children - Graves, by Rhoda Wheeler

+721.   Anson Graves, b. 19 Feb. 1784, m. Elsenath (or Asenath) Slade, 1 Jan. 1806 (or 18 Nov. 1805).

Children - Graves, by Fanny Aldrich

+722.   George Aldrich Graves, b. 13 April 1816, m. Diana Woods, 13 May 1837, d. 7 May 1876.

+723.   Emily Corinne Graves, b. 22 April 1817, m. Reuben Prentiss Hitchcock, 23 Feb. 1837.


Hannah Graves (232) was born 8 Nov. 1761[40] in Guilford, New Haven Co., CT, and died 31 Dec. 1852.  She married Simon Buell (or Buel) of Walpole, NH on 15 Nov. 1786 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH.  He was born 29 Nov. 1761 at Newport, Sullivan Co., NH and moved to Walpole, NH.  He was the fourth child of Aaron Buell of Killingworth, CT and Newport, NH.  Their children were born in Walpole, NH.  (R‑13, R‑507)

Children - Buell

  724.   Meigs Buell, b. 10 Feb. 1788, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  Had children.

+725.   Levi Buell, b. 14 July 1789, m. Lucinda Butterfield, c. 1818.

  726.   Phoebe Buell (twin), b. 17 June 1791.

  727.   Amy Buell (twin), b. 17 June 1791.

  728.   John Buell, b. 30 June 1793.

  729.   Hannah Buell, b.c. 1795.


Samuel Graves (233) was born 20 Feb. 1763 at Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH, and died 4 June 1846.  He married Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She died 13 June 1858, aged 83 years, and was buried in Walpole.  They lived on the Caleb Foster place in Walpole.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  730.   Rebecca Graves, b. 5 Feb. 1796 (Walpole, NH), never married, d. 4 July 1821.

  731.   Alvah Graves, b.c. 1796 (Walpole, NH), d. 10 Aug. 1800.

  732.   Laura Graves, b. 29 Nov. 1797, never married, d. 2 March 1869.  She was bur. in Walpole, NH.

  733.   Lucinda Graves, b. 31 Aug. 1801, d. 19 April 1814.

+734.   Jessemiah (or Jesseniah) Graves, b. 23 July 1803, m. Almina (or Almira) Wellington, 30 March 1829, d. 28 Feb. 1864.

+735.   Ambrose Graves, b. 16 December 1807, m. Persis Wheeler, 30 March 1829, d. April 1855.

+736.   Aaron M. Graves, b. 24 March 1813, m(1) Abigail Sanderson, 2 July 1837, m(2) Marancy Hunt, 13 Oct. 1842, m(3) Jane L. Hall, m(4) Louisa A. Willard, March 1879, d. 6 Oct. 1887.


Abner Graves (234) was born 5 Feb. 1766 at Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH, and died 4 April 1855 at Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NY, aged 89 years.  He married Mary ("Polly") Graves (#678), daughter of Eliphas Graves, on 23 (or 22) May 1788 at Walpole, NH (or Cooperstown, NY).  She was born 16 March 1765 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 29 July 1848 in Cooperstown, NY.  They moved to Cooperstown about 1800 (or in 1794) when it was wilderness.  They first lived in the village, then on a farm 1 mile south.  He was at one time a "post rider" before the establishment of the post office. Their first three children were born at Walpole, NH, the next two in Middlefield, Otsego Co., NY, and the last in Cooperstown, NY.  Abner lived with son Nelson after his wife died.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

+737.   Ashbell Graves, b. 4 April 1790, m(1) Roxana Hamblin, m(2) Lydia Short, c. 1820-1821, m(3) Mary A. Short, d. 7 Jan. 1864.

+738.   Constant Graves, b. 18 Nov. 1791, m. Eunice Thurber, d. 4 Nov. 1865.

+739.   Calvin Graves, b. 11 Sept. 1794, m. Fanny (or Fannie) Carlisle, 1820, d. 3 (or 2) June 1882.

  740.   Mary Graves, b. 2 July 1798, m. Russell Mather, d. 5 Nov. 1888 (Englewood, IL).  Bur. Boonville, Oneida Co., NY.

+741.   Abner Graves, b. 10 April 1801, m(1) Eppah Platner, 12 Sept. 1822, m(2) Mary (Platner) Brewster, 5 Nov. 1862, d. 6 Sept. 1881.

+742.   Horatio Nelson Graves, b. 19 Jan. 1806, m. Sarah Green, 26 Jan. 1830, d. 12 Aug. 1881.



Eber Farnham (238) was born 29 April 1748 in Killingworth, Middlesex, CT, was baptized 5 June 1748, died 8 Feb. 1837 in Darien, Genesee Co., NY, and was buried in the Darien Cem. on Rt. 20 in Darien, NY.  He married Eunice ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1774 in Vermont (?).  She was born about 1759, died 14 June 1824 in Darien, NY, and was also buried in the Darien Cem.  Eber served in the military during the Revolutionary War for Vermont from 1780 through 1782.  He owned land in Clarendon, Rutland Co., VT which he purchased from Elihu Smith and then sold to Demetrius Crampton in 1781.  Clarendon was in an area of NH Grants which was disputed by NY and VT.  After the Battle of Hubbardstown in the Revolutionary War, Clarendon was mostly deserted by its inhabitants.  By 1790 Eber had moved to Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH.  The History of Walpole, N.H. says that Eber had two wives, Eunice and Harriet, but it is believed that there was an error in the records and that Harriet was actually the wife of his son, Luther.  The 1800 and 1810 census has Eber listed as a resident of Pompey, Onondaga Co., NY and in 1820 he is listed as a resident of Genesee Co.  In 1805 Eber was listed as a member of a church in Oran, Onondaga Co., NY which is now known as the Pompey Presbyterian Church.  (R‑102)

Children - Farnham

  743.   Levi Farnham, b. 1774 (NH?), m. Eunice Judd (?), c. 1800, d. 1 May 1853 (Warners, Onondaga Co., NY).  Bur. Warners Cem. (Warners, NY).

  744.   Luther Farnham, b. 1777, m. Harriet ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  Bur. Darien, NY.  Harriet was bur. in the Darien Cem. next to her father-in-law, Eber.

+745.   Jonathan Farnham, b. 11 Oct. 1779, m(1) Martha Peck, 2 Oct. 1799, m(2) Sylvia (Pease) Worth, d. 11 July 1851.

+746.   Philo Farnham, b. 1781, m. Clarina Atwell, before 1800, d. after 1849.

+747.   Ruany Farnham, b.c. 1783, m. Elihu Peck, before 1798, d. 6 July 1836.

+748.   William Farnham, b.c. 1785, m. Betsy ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. after 1850.

+749.   Eunice Farnham, b. 10 Oct. 1787, m. William Thayer, 5 May 1805, d. 27 April 1850.

+750.   Elisha Farnham, b. 20 Jan. 1790, m. Sally Mandeville, d. 1883.

+751.   Preston Farnham, b.c. 1792, m. Deborah Ann Mandeville, d. after 1850.

+752.   Eber E. Farnham, b.c. 1800 or 1801, m. Maria Taft, d. 28 March 1870.



Abner Graves (241) was born in 1760, was baptized 17 Aug. 1760 in Killingworth, CT, and died 11 Sept. 1826 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT.  He married Mary ("Polly") Howd on 4 Jan. 1789 at Killingworth, CT (Killingworth Vital Records, vol. 2, p. 39).  She was born in 1762 and died 28 May 1848.  He was a soldier in the Rev. War in Captain Bristol's Co. in the 7th Conn. Militia in 1779 and in Captain Steven's Co. 10 July to 13 Dec. 1780.  He lived in Killingworth in 1790.  Their first two children were born in Killingworth, CT (VR, vol. 2, p. 79).  (R‑27, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+753.   William Graves, b. 30 April 1790, m. Roxana Redfield, Sept. 1812.

  754.   Polly Graves, b. 11 June 1792.

  755.   Edward Graves, b. 11 July 1793, m. Charity Griswold, 5 Oct. 1820.

  756.   Jerusha (or Terusha) Graves, b. 29 Aug. 1795.


Seth Graves (244) was born in 1765, was baptized 13 Oct. 1765 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 1 July 1829.  He married Paulina Bronson, daughter of David Bronson and Jerusha Cooley, on 12 May 1793.  She was born 24 Feb. 1771 and died 20 Nov. 1802.  He lived at Killingworth, CT until he married, and afterwards at Suffield, CT.  (R‑27, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  757.   Seth Graves, b. 18 Aug. 1795, d. 26 Oct. 1795.

  758.   George Graves, b. 4 June 1797, d. 13 Nov. 1865.

+759.   Henry Graves, b. 14 April 1799, m. Sally Tower, 12 Oct. 1824, d. 18 March 1847.


Rachel Graves (247) was born 24 Feb. 1769, was baptized on 27 May 1770, and died 21 April 1850, all in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT.  She married Orrin Redfield, son of Josiah Redfield and Sarah Parmelee, on 10 March 1796 in Killingworth, CT.  He was born 25 June 1769 and died 31 Dec. 1841, both in Killingworth, CT.  They were both buried in Old SW Cem. in Killingworth.  Their children were born in Killingworth, CT.  (R‑27, R‑500)

Children - Redfield

  760.   Lydia Redfield, b. 30 Sept. 1797, d. 2 Oct. 1797 (Killingworth, CT).

  761.   Sylvanus Graves Redfield, b. 18 Sept. 1798, m. Esther Clark, 21 March 1827.  Moved to Twinsburg, Summit Co., OH.

  762.   William Austin Redfield, b. 16 May 1800, d. 3 Sept. 1806 (Killingworth, CT).

+763.   Dency Redfield, b. 1 Aug. 1801, m. David Evarts, 18 Nov. 1822, d. 9 April 1835.

  764.   Josiah Redfield, b. 5 Sept. 1803, m. Eliza Ann Lane, 18 Jan. 1838 (Killingworth, CT).  Moved to Twinsburg, OH.

  765.   George Redfield, b. 30 May 1805, m. Sarah Evarts, 29 Oct. 1827 (Killingworth, CT), d. 18 Dec. 1833 (Killingworth, CT).

  766.   William Redfield, b. 31 May 1807, m. Dency Chittenden, 26 Nov. 1835 (Killingworth, CT).  Moved to Centrebrook, village of Essex, Middlesex Co., CT.

  767.   Lorenzo Redfield, b. 25 April 1809, m. Elizabeth Chalker Denison, 20 Nov. 1836 (Killingworth, CT).  Moved to Old Saybrook, Oyster River, CT.

  768.   Richard Harvey Redfield, b. 7 Aug. 1810, m. Emily Nettleson, 4 Nov. 1835 (Killingworth, CT).  Resided in Madison, CT.

  769.   Barbara Redfield, b. 21 June 1812, m. William Dudley, 17 June 1838 (Killingworth, CT).  Resided in North Madison, CT.



Mary Jones Graves (250) was born 26 March 1758 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 25 Oct. 1845 in Eagle, Cattaraugus Co., NY.  R‑500 listed birth as 19 Jan 1758 and death as Nov. 1845.  She married Garner (or Gardner or Gardiner) Isbell on 23 Nov. 1778 in Killingworth, CT.  He was born 2 Sept. 1762 in Killingworth, and died 27 Oct. 1835 in Great Valley, Cattaraugus Co., NY.  He served in the Revolutionary War in Capt. Bristol’s Co “sent on the Alarm to E. Haven, July 7, 1779.”  His places of residence included Killingworth, CT, Westmoreland, CT in 1790, Adams, MA in 1800, and Derby, CT 1803-06.  “Mary owned the Covenant at Killingworth, August 19, 1781.”  She received a pension for Garner’s service in the Revolutionary War.  (R‑181, R‑500)

Children - Isbell

  770.   Phoebe Isbell, b. 12 April 1779 (Killingworth, CT).

  771.   Lois Isbell, b. 2 Sept. 1781 (Killingworth, CT).

  772.   Molly Isbell, b. 3 March 1784.

  773.   Garner Isbell, b. 27 Aug. 1786.

  774.   Keziah Isbell, b. 6 July 1788.

+775.   Levi Haskell Isbell, 6 May 1791, m. Mahala Travis, 19 May 1817, d. 15 Feb. 1863.

  776.   Zibe Lovemoon Isbell, 28 Nov. 1793, d. 5 Dec. 1805.

  777.   Clara Harriet Isbell, b. 25 Jan. 1796.

  778.   Delinia Isbell, b. 3 June 1798.

  779.   Diantha Isbell, b. 15 Nov. 1800.

  780.   Dixon Derby Isbell, b. 21 May 1803 (Derby, New Haven Co., CT).

+781.   Zuri Jonas Isbell, b. 16 Sept. 1805, m. Flora Pickering.


Phineas Graves (252) was born 30 Jan. 1762, and died 1 Jan. 1859 in Erie Co., NY.  He married Elizabeth Mitchell on 12 Oct. 1786.  She was born 22 Sept. 1755 and died 21 Sept. 1816.  He married second Anna (Petty) Nourse, widow of Francis Nourse, on 9 Jan. 1818.  Phineas was a Rev. soldier in Captain Bristol's Co. in the 7th Conn. Militia in July 1779.  He was blind for the last 30 years of his life, 20 of which he spent with his nephew Bela Graves at Concord, Erie Co., NY.  Bela married Mary Nourse, probably a daughter of Phineas’ second wife by her first husband.  (R‑91, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Elizabeth Mitchell

  782.   Hannah Graves, b. 25 Aug. 1787, never married.

+783.   Betsey Graves, b. 22 Feb. 1789, m. Joel Woodward.

  784.   Lydia Graves, b. 27 Nov. 1791, m. Joel Woodward.

+785.   Solomon (or Salmon) Graves, b. 22 June 1794, m. J. Minerva Graves, 22 Dec. 1817, d. age 74.


Nathan Graves, Jr. (253) was born 10 March 1764.  He married Molly Jones about 1794.  They lived in East Chazy, Clinton Co., NY.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  786.   DeCalvus Graves, m. Corinne (Wescott) Cornell, widow of Garrett Edmund Cornell.

  787.   Cassius Graves

+788.   Horace Graves, b. 10 March 1809, m. Anna Brown, d. 6 Aug. 1876.

  789.   Nathan Graves

  790.   Chester Graves

  791.   J. Minerva Graves, m. Solomon Graves.  See #785 for descendants.


Selah Graves (254) was born 1 Feb. 1767, and died 29 Oct. 1838 in Pike, Wyoming Co., NY.  He married Sabra Roundy, daughter of Capt. John Roundy, Jr. and Ruth Chickley, on 6 April 1794 in Rockingham, Windham Co., VT.  She was born 14 Dec. 1777 (or 18 Dec. 1777)[41], and died 16 Sept. 1832 in Pike, NY.  They moved to Pike about 1822, bought a farm about a mile from the village, and built a wagon and  blacksmith shop.  (R‑14, R‑148, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+792.   Bela Graves, b. 31 Aug. 1794, m. Harriet Nourse, 30 May 1822, d. 10 Sept. 1870.

+793.   Ralph Graves, b. 17 Feb. 1796, m. Emily Tolles, 31 Oct. 1827, d. 14 May 1875.

+794.   John Roundy Graves, b. 28 Jan. 1799, m. Mahala Jane Morgan, 1824, d. 4 July 1888.

  795.   Lewis Graves, b. 26 June 1801, m. Louisa Holt, d. July 1893 (Cuba, Allegany Co., NY).  They lived in Pike until 1850 when they moved to Cuba, NY.  No children.

+796.    William Graves, b. 28 April 1807, m(1) Diana Brooks, 5 May 1835, m(2) Julia (‑‑‑‑‑‑) Hibbard, 1845, d. 24 Jan. 1894.

  797.   Sabra Graves, b. 29 June 1809, m. Albert Beeman, c. 1842.  Moved to Michigan, where they both died.

+798.   Mary Jones (or Mary Jane) Graves, b. 16 Sept. 1811, m. Irwin (Erwin) Harris Granger, 22 Jan. 1827, d. 15 Aug. 1900.

+799.    Hiram A. Graves, b. 19 Jan. 1814, m. Lucinda D. Davis, 30 Sept. 1838, d. 10 Aug. 1907.

+800.   Allen (or Ablim) Sigmour Graves, b. 9 Oct. 1816, m. Mary A. Harper.

  801.   Harriet Graves, b. 30 Dec. 1820, m. Phineas Bigelow Woodward (#2052, son of Joel Woodward and her first cousin Betsey Graves), 1845, d. 18 Aug. 1859.


Joel Graves (259) was born 25 Aug. 1780, was baptized 24 June 1781 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH, and died 8 May 1852.  He married Sarah Giddings on 16 Jan. 1820.  She died 13 April 1842.  He lived in Westmoreland, NH on the border of Walpole, was a clockmaker, and settled on a plot of land known as the "Graves pasture" which was later owned by Henry Burt.  He was known as "Jinglefoot."  (R‑500, R‑502)

Children - Graves

  802.   child, b. 1821, d. young.

  803.   Nancy Graves, b. 23 Aug. 1822.

  804.   Sarah Graves, b. 27 Aug. 1824, d. 15 May 1844.

  805.   Gilbert Graves, b. 23 April 1827.

  806.   Alice Graves, b. 6 Aug. 1830.

+807.   Joel Graves, Jr., b. 28 Oct. 1833, m. Emily L. (‑‑‑‑‑‑) Smith, 13 Feb. 1866.

+808.   Charles C. Graves, b. 1 Nov. 1836, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  809.   Mary Graves, b. 29 Sept. 1841, m. Elihu Dunham (of Westminster, VT).






Eli Beebe (261) was born 30 Jan. 1758 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT, and died 15 Sept. 1836.  He married Elizabeth Baldwin on 6 April 1778.  She died 10 Sept. 1818.  (R‑508)

Children - Beebe

  810.   Polly Beebe

  811.   Ira Beebe

  812.   Josiah Baldwin Beebe

  813.   Eli Beebe

  814.   Elizabeth Beebe


Ursula Beebe (262) was born 9 Jan. 1761 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT, and died 28 Sept. 1846.  She married Walter Wooster, son of Timothy Wooster and Sarah Carrington, on 15 Nov. 1780 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT.  He was born 5 July 1745 and died 21 July 1829.  There were probably more than the 2 children listed below.  (R‑200, R‑201)

Children - Wooster

+815.   Levi Wooster, b.c. 1782, m. Esther Terrill, c. 1803.

+816.   Sheldon Wooster, b. 22 Feb. 1792, m. Lockey Baldwin, 11 Nov. 1813, d. 18 Dec. 1866.


Borden Beebe (265) was born 5 Sept. 1767 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT, and died 23 Jan. 1831 in Ridgefield, OH.  He married Sybil Williams.  At one time this family lived in Canandaigua, NY.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

  817.   Roxanna Beebe

  818.   Jemima Beebe

  819.   Samuel W. Beebe

  820.   Lura Beebe

  821.   Clarissa Beebe

  822.   Marcia Beebe

  823.   Armenia Beebe

  824.   Ira Beebe

  825.   Jeremiah Beebe

  826.   Richard Beebe

  827.   Almena Beebe

  828.   Rhoda Beebe



William Beebe (277) was born 23 June 1770 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT, and died in 1839 in Grafton, Lorain Co., OH.  He married Mary (“Polly”) Cleveland, daughter of Johnson Cleveland, in Oct. 1801 in Rutland, Rutland Co., VT.  It is reported that he had two sons.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

  829.   Ruth Beebe, b.c. 1802, m(1) Asa Tillotson, 6 Feb. 1823; m(2) Azariah Smith, 30 May 1830 (Huntington, Lorain Co., OH), d. 6 Jan. 1882 (Wooster, Wayne Co., OH).  Asa d.c. 1825 (West Henrietta, Monroe Co., NY).


Arsinoe Beebe (281) was born in Nov. 1778 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT, died 12 Oct. 1859, and was buried in the Root Cem. in Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY.  He married Mary (“Polly”) Warriner on 8 Dec. 1799 in Ira, Rutland Co., VT.  She was the sister of Elizabeth who married his brother, Theodonis.  According to their daughter, Leva, seven children were born to the couple but information is only available on three.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

  830.   Alonzo Beebe, b.c. 1801 (VT), m. Hannah P. Wood, 15 Feb. 1825, d. after 1862.  He was a surveyor in Granger Co., OH, from 1856 to 1862.

  831.   Laura Beebe, b. 9 March 1802 (VT), m. John H. Chamberlain, c. 1828-29 (NY), d. 31 Aug. 1893 (Canandaigua, NY).  He was b. 1 April 1802 (PA) and d. 1 Sept. 1875 (Canandaigua, NY).  She was bur. in the Pine Bank Cem. (Canandaigua, NY).

+832.   Leva Beebe, b. Oct. 1806, m. Thomas Clark, 3 Oct. 1822, d. 1 May 1896.



Augustus Beebe (293) was born 18 April 1788 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT.  He married Eunice Smith.  (R‑149, R‑508, R‑509)

Children - Beebe

  833.   Augustus Adolpus (or Mary Ann?) Beebe, b. Sept. 1812, d. 11 Nov. 1847 (New Haven, CT).



David Beebe (295) was born about 1773, and died 4 March 1853 (or 1855 per his gravestone in the Beebe Cem., Stanstead, Quebec, Canada).  He married Clarissa Cross, who died 10 Nov. 1875 at age 92.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

  834.   David Beebe

  835.   Wesley Beebe

  836.   Ransom Beebe

  837.   Elmira Beebe

  838.   Aurilla Beebe

  839.   Hannah Beebe

  840.   Clarissa Beebe


Hannah Beebe (296) married Francis House, son of Francis House of Fairlee, Orange Co., VT. Hannah’s brother Thomas married Francis’ sister Esther.  Hannah and Francis moved to Beebe, Quebec, Canada about 1800 and “settled at what is still called House Hill in Beebe, and had a large family which was prominent in the affairs of Stanstead, Quebec, for a century and more.”[42]  (R‑149)

Children - House

+841.   Hiram House, b. 26 Aug. 1801, m(1) Hannah Norris, 20 Dec. 1825, m(2) Nancy C. House, 10 Oct. 1860, d. 3 May 1886.

+842.   Alvin House, b. 9 Oct. 1803, m(1) Sally Miller, 14 May 1837, m(2) Dimmis Smith, 1865, d. May 1887.

+843.   Francis House, b. 30 Dec. 1805, m. Lucinda G. Bragg, d. 31 [sic] June 1870.

+844.   George House, b. 27 Aug. 1807, m(1) Lucy Lee, 1833, m(2) Persis Kittredge, d. 11 March 1872.

+845.   Harry House, b. 1809, m. Pamelia Porter, d. 6 Nov. 1888.

+846.   John Lyman House, b. 16 July 1811, m. Mary Ann White, d. 18 Sept. 1905.


Thomas Beebe (297) was born about 1776, possibly in Piermont, Grafton Co., NH, and died 22 Aug. 1857, age 81, in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada.  He married Esther House, daughter of Francis House of Fairlee, VT.  She died 4 June 1863.  Both were buried in Beebe Village Cem., Stanstead, Canada.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

  847.   James W. Beebe

+848.   Anson Beebe, b.c. 1809, m. Betsey E. Bodwell, d. 16 Jan. 1879.

  849.   Sarah Beebe

  850.   Ruth Beebe; probably the Ruth Beebe who m. Amos Moulton, 8 Jan. 1835 (Derby, Orleans Co., VT).

  851.   Catherine Beebe

  852.   Esther Beebe may be the Esther Beebe “of Derby” who m. Beriah Stratton, 22 Aug. 1837 (Derby, VT).

  853.   Emily Beebe

+854.   Francis David (or Dennison) Beebe, b. 6 July 1827, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 8 Nov. 1896.


Calvin Beebe (298) was born 22 Feb. 1777, possibly in Piermont, Grafton Co., NH, and died 22 Nov. 1876 at age 99, perhaps in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY.  He married Deborah Cole, probably as his first wife, married second Elouisa (or Elvira) (Turner) Coggswell on 24 June 1827, and married third ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Perrin, possibly in Schenectady, NY.   Calvin’s second wife, Elouisa/Elvira, was born about 1797 and died in 1844.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe, by Deborah Cole

  855.   Emilie Beebe, d. 2 May 1814 (Bethel, Windsor Co., VT).

  856.   Deborah Beebe (probably the Deborah who married Russell Belknap, 10 Jan. 1836 in Randolph, Orange Co., VT).

  857.   Daniel Tillotson Beebe, m. Sarah A. Hyde.

  858.   John Dana Beebe, b. 2 Jan. 1821 (Randolph, VT), m(1) Armanda H. Snow, 4 Nov. 1842 (Massena, St. Lawrence Co., NY), m(2) Polly Ricard, 20 Sept. 1849 (Massena, NY), d. 15 Nov. 1904 (August, WI).

Children - Beebe, by Elouisa Turner

  859.   William Beebe

  860.   Luther Beebe

+861.   Simeon Beebe, b. 11 Feb. 1833, m. Cynthia Brown, 23 Nov. 1857.


Zera Beebe (301) was born 10 April 1784 possibly in Pomfret, Windsor Co., VT, and died in 1845.  He married Laura (or Louisa) Hartshorn on 31 March 1805 in Newport, Orleans Co., VT.  She was born 1786 and died in 1844.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

+862.   Horace Beebe, b. 1809, m. Esther Lamb, 1841, d. 1903.

  863.   Seba Beebe

  864.   Erastus Beebe (probably the Erastus who m. Eliza Shephard of Derby, VT on 2 Dec. 1833).

  865.   Deborah Beebe

  866.   Harriet Beebe

  867.   Mary (or Mary Jane) Beebe, b. 1822, m. William Monroe, d. 1903.

  868.   George Beebe


Anson Beebe (302) was born 1785 in New Hampshire, and died in 1847 in Rose, Oakland Co., MI.  He married Abigail Young in Beebe, Quebec, Canada.  They moved from New York state to Rose, MI in 1835 where he operated the Beebe Tavern.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

  869.   Mary Beebe

  870.   Tammie Beebe

  871.   Lucinda Beebe

  872.   Laura Beebe

+873.   Anson Hayes Beebe, m. Betsy Hovey, 31 Dec. 1834, d. 23 March 1905.

  874.   Sarah Beebe



Joel Beebe (305) was born about 1780 in Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT, and died at So. Apalachin, Tioga Co., NY.  He married Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.   She died and was buried in Horton, Bremer Co., IA.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

  875.   David Beebe

  876.   Fanny Beebe

  877.   Mary Beebe

  878.   Abraham (Abram) Beebe


Joseph Beebe (309) was born 13 Feb. 1785 in Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT, and died 16 Nov. 1861.  He married Eunice Beardsley on 19 Oct. 1809 in Little Meadows, Susquehanna Co., PA.  She was born 25 Sept. 1790 and died 22 Nov. 1864.  They were both buried in the So. Apalachin Cem., So. Apalachin, Tioga Co., NY.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

  879.   Marinda Beebe

  880.   Lyman Beebe

  881.   Avery Beebe

  882.   Lewis Beebe

  883.   Allen Beebe

  884.   Morris Beebe

  885.   Reuben Beebe

  886.   Amorillas Beebe

  887.   Catherine Beebe

  888.   Caroline Beebe

  889.   Andrew Jackson Beebe

  890.   Juliette Beebe

  891.   Almira Beebe

  892.   Burrace Beebe



Ephraim Beebe, Jr. (315) was born 1 March 1770 probably in Wallingford or Cheshire, CT, both in New Haven Co., and died after 13 Jan. 1847 when he appeared in Genesee Co., NY to testify for his cousin Eunice (Lewis) Crossman’s petition for a widow’s pension.  He married Triphena Hale on 13 Sept. 1792.  The identification of his wife and children is from Genealogical Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files by Virgil D. White.  They lived in Wells, Rutland Co., VT until 1816.  He was in Essex Co., NY in April 1816, and subsequently moved to Warsaw, NY (presently in Wyoming Co.) where he repaired wagons and made wooden sleighs.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

  893.   Elizabeth Beebe, b. 5 Dec. 1793.

  894.   Betsey Beebe, b. 2 May 1796.

  895.   Ansel Beebe, b. June 1797.

  896.   Marcia Beebe, b. 21 Aug. 1799.

  897.   Cynthia Beebe, b. 11 Jan. 1801.

  898.   Reubin Beebe, b. 26 Nov. 1803.

  899.   Ira Beebe, b. 21 Sept. 1806.

  900.   Ephraim Beebe, Jr., b. 11 Oct. 1808.

  901.   Alvina Beebe, b. 24 Sept. 1810.

  902.   Tryphena Beebe, b. 6 Nov. 1817.


Abigail Beebe (316) was born 25 Feb. 1772 probably in Glastonbury, Hartford Co., or Cheshire, New Haven Co., CT, and died 25 Sept. 1846.  She married Joseph Bodfish of Wells, Rutland Co., VT about 1791.  He died 17 March 1804 in Wells, VT.  She married second Josiah Churchill of Hubbardton, Rutland Co., VT on 21 Oct. 1804.  (R‑149)

Children - Bodfish

  903.   Mehitable Bodfish, b. 1792, m. Jeremiah Churchill.

  904.   Joseph Bodfish, b. 1794, m. Sarah Rollins or Rawlings.

  905.   “Epheram” Bodfish, b. 1797, m. Clarissa Brown.

  906.   Socrates Bodfish, b. 1799, m. Jerusha Smith.

  907.   Thankful Bodfish, b. 1802, m. Salmon Whitlock.


Ozias Beebe (317) was born by 1775 probably in Wallingford or Cheshire, CT, both in New Haven Co., and died before 1812.  He married Roxana Andrews, daughter of Joseph Andrews and Elizabeth Staples, about 1797.  The Andrews came from Granville, NY and settled in Wells, Rutland Co., VT in 1801.  Roxana married second Stephen Clark in Wells, VT.  In the Fair Haven, Rutland Co., VT probate records of 26 April 1814 dealing with Ozias’ heirs, he is referred to as “late of Clarendon” (Rutland Co., VT).  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

+908.   Levi Beebe, b.c. 1798, m(1) Polly Simond, m(2) Electa Searls, d. 22 Feb. 1859.

  909.   Ozias Beebe, Jr., b.c. 1804; “went West at an early day.”

  910.   Harriet Beebe, m. Thomas Hall (of Pawlet, VT).

  911.   Abigail Beebe, m. Amos Winchell, 14 Jan. 1840 (Wells, VT).


Aaron Beebe (319) was born 1 March 1779 probably in Cheshire, New Haven Co., CT, and died 17 Oct. 1841 in Gaines, Orleans Co., NY.  He married Clarissa White on 2 April 1801.  She died in June 1807.  He married second Lovina Comstock (?).  She died 10 July 1848 in Newfane, Niagara Co., NY.  According to Wilbur Owen’s History of Aaron Beebe & Descendants, children were born to Aaron in 1802, 1804, and 1809 in Granville, NY, in 1811 and 1812 in Wells, Rutland Co., VT, in 1814, 1816, and 1821 in Westfield, NY, in 1823 and 1824 in Granville, NY, and in 1827 in Penfield, NY.  The birth order of the children is as listed in the Albion, Orleans Co., NY Surrogate Court records dated 17 Aug. 1846.  The dates of birth for the last four children come from the guardianship records dated 29 Dec. 1841, also from the Surrogate Court.  Sarah, Horace, Benjamin and Warren are definitely children of the second marriage based on the 1807 death of Clarissa, but it is unclear which children are from the first marriage.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

  912.   Lyman Beebe

  913.   Clarissa Beebe, m. Calvin N. W. Owen.

  914.   Chester Beebe

  915.   Louisa Beebe, m. Samuel R. Clement.

  916.   Orin Beebe

  917.   Maria Beebe, m. Philo M. Clement.

  918.   Sarah Ann Beebe, b. 1821 (Westfield, Chautauqua Co., NY).

  919.   Horace H. Beebe, b. 10 March 1823 (Granville, Washington Co., NY).

  920.   Benjamin Franklin Beebe, b. 20 Oct. 1824 (Granville, NY).

  921.   Warren S. Beebe, b. 3 April 1827 (Penfield, Monroe Co., NY).


Silas Beebe (320) was born before 1785 probably in Cheshire, New Haven Co., CT, and died 22 Aug. 1826 in Murray, Orleans Co., NY.  He married Lovina Clark, daughter of Stephen Clark, on 20 Nov. 1807 in Wells, Rutland Co., VT.  She applied for a pension on 28 June 1878 based on Silas’ service during the War of 1812.  She received land warrants 114 and 843 dated 2 Feb. 1875 when she lived in Girard, Branch Co., MI.  Her pension application was rejected 18 Dec. 1878 on the grounds that Silas’ service was as a civilian employee (transporting a sleigh-load of soldiers from Plattsburgh, NY to Sackets Harbor, NY from 16 May to 23 June 1813).  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

+922.   Uriah Beebe, m. Lorena Knowles, d. 7 May 1865.



Ephraim Beebee (338) was born in 1782.  He married Elizabeth Taylor.  She was born about 1789 and died 11 Sept. 1849, age 60.  They lived near High Bridge in Hanover, Chautauqua Co., NY, where they were both buried, though the date of his death has not been discovered.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebee

  923.   Eliza Beebee

  924.   Ephraim S. Beebee

  925.   Orville Y. Beebee

  926.   Orpha Matilda Beebee

  927.   Lucy Beebee


Thomas King Beebee (339) was born 12 Feb. 1784 in Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, and died 2 Jan. 1860 in Rupert, Bennington Co., VT.  He married Ruth Nelson, daughter of James Younglove Nelson (1827-1830) of Rupert, VT and Ruth Sheldon (b. 1765), on 22 Feb. 1810.  Thomas was a farmer in Rupert, VT.  (R‑149, R‑509)

Children - Beebee

  928.   Thomas S. Beebee, m. Mary Tucker.

+929.   Augustus Comfort Beebee, b. 5 Jan. 1814, m. Julia Lurel Harmon.

  930.   George Beebee

  931.   Juliette R. Beebee, m. Fayette Wilson.

  932.   Emeline S. Beebee, m. Eli Wilson.

  933.   Charlotte S. Beebee, m. DeWitt Clinton Sheldon.

  934.   Fanny L. Beebee


Henry (“Harry”) Beebee (340) was born 18 Feb. 1786 in Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, died 17 Aug. 1863 in Versailles, Chautauqua Co., NY, and was buried there.  He married Olive Nelson.  She died 11 Aug. 1865.  There may have been two other children, Austin and Ella D., for a total of eleven.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

  935.   Delight Beebee, m. David Parker.

+936.   Daniel Nelson Beebee, m(1) Hannah Dennison, m(2) Electa Frany.

  937.   Salome Beebee, m. Horace Fessenden.  May actually be Henry’s sister (#346).

  938.   Henry Beebee, m. Ann M. Valance.

  939.   Permelia A. Beebee, m. Converse D. Parker.

  940.   Roland Shepard Beebee, m. Mary Ann Nichols.

  941.   Chauncy S. Beebee, m. Emaline Marsh (or March).

  942.   Samantha Beebee, m. Horace V. Smith.

  943.   Emeline Beebee, m. William Ball.


George Beebee (342) was born about 1797 and died 26 Aug. 1867 at age 70.  He married Fanny Nelson.  She was born about 1799 and died 11 Oct. 1887 at age 88.  They lived in Hanover, Chautauqua Co., NY.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebee

  944.   Marcus Darwin Beebee

  945.   Horace Beebee

  946.   George Youlen Beebee

  947.   Louisa Beebee

  948.   Mercy Beebee

  949.   Ruth L. Beebee

  950.   Josie Beebee


Simeon Beebee (343) was born about 1803 and died 11 Jan. 1863, age 60 years, 11 months.  He married Lydia Permelia Wright.  She was born about 1810 and died 19 Sept. 1875 at age 65 years, 1 month.  They moved to Versailles, Chautauqua Co., NY in the early 1800’s and later moved to Hanover, Chautauqua Co., NY.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

  951.   Charlotte J. Beebee

  952.   Alida Beebee

  953.   Mary Beebee

  954.   Rile Wright Beebee


Seth Beebee (344) was born about 1807 and died after 1850 when he appeared on the census for Hanover, Chautauqua Co., NY.  He married Wealthy Gaylord before 7 Dec. 1828.  He lived in Rupert, VT, before moving to Versailles, Chautauqua Co., NY and later to Hanover, NY.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebee

  955.   Delight Beebee

  956.   Harriet Beebee

  957.   Roxana Beebee

  958.   Sally Ann Beebee

  959.   Julietta Beebee

  960.   Philanda Beebee



Thankful Bushnell (366) was born 10 Jan. 1779, and died 22 Jan. 1868 in Paris, Oneida Co., NY.  She married Abraham Bartlett, son of Timothy Bartlett and Lucy Evarts of Guilford, CT.  He was born 14 July 1777 in Guilford, CT, and died 18 Jan. 1863 in Paris, NY.  They were both buried in the Presbyterian Cem., Paris, NY.  They moved to Paris, NY about 1816 and on 1 Sept. 1816 they, their adult daughter Mary, and children Abraham, Ruth, Henry, and Lydia Webb, were baptized.  On 17 Nov. their daughter Harriet was baptized in the same church.  (R‑506)

Children - Bartlett

  961.   Mary Bartlett, m. Alanson Simmons.  In Jan. 1871, they were both dismissed to a church in New Haven, CT.

  962.   Harriet Bartlett, m. George Allen.  She was bapt. as an adult in 1816 in Paris, NY, and in Jan. 1821 the record shows she had married and moved to New Haven, CT.

+963.   Abraham Bartlett, m. Julia ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  964.   Ruth Bartlett

  965.   Lydia Webb Bartlett

  966.   Henry Bartlett, m. Mary E. Lewis, 7 Feb. 1834 (of Augusta, NY).  On 25 Oct. 1844, she through her father’s request, was dismissed from the church at Augusta, NY to the church at Paris, NY.

  967.   Bushnal Bartlett


Priscilla Bushnell (368) was baptized 16 Sept. 1782 in Chester, Middlesex Co., CT, and died after 5 May 1829.  She married Silas Bartlett.  It is believed that he was from Vermont or Geneva, Ontario Co., NY.  They moved to Whitesboro, NY and, on 5 May 1829, they and their daughter Wealthy Ann were received into the Union Church at Sauquoit, Oneida Co., NY, from which they were dismissed by letter in 1830.  On 11 May 1833, Brother Bartlett Leonard’s name was removed from the docket, but his relationship to this family is not known.  (R‑506)

Children - Bartlett

  968.   Wealthy Ann Bartlett

  969.   Maryetta Bartlett.  Dismissed from Union Church at Sauquoit, NY on 9 Dec. 1830.

  970.   Martha Bartlett

  971.   Denison Bartlett

  972.   Lydia Bartlett

  973.   Jeanette Bartlett

  974.   Nancy Ann Bartlett, bapt. 23 Dec. 1816 (Sauquoit, NY).

  975.   Abner Bartlett; supposedly went to Texas, but was a donor to the Sauquoit, NY church on 25 June 1816.


Rachel Bushnell (369) was born 26 (or 27) Oct. 1783, and died 22 June 1876 in Guilford, New Haven Co., CT.  She married Amos Griswold, son of Thomas Griswold and Hannah Cruttenden.  He was born 1 Jan. 1780 and died 19 Aug. 1878, both in Guilford, CT.  He was a farmer, and they both belonged to the Congregational Church.  (R‑506)

Children - Griswold

  976.   Lewis Griswold

  977.   Amos Griswold

  978.   John Griswold, b.c. 1812, d. 13 Dec. 1814.

  979.   Lydia Griswold, b.c. 1819, d. 17 Dec. 1834.

  980.   John Griswold, b.c. 1823, d. after 1850.

  981.   Abigail W. Griswold, b.c. 1827, d. after 1850.



John P. Mathews (377) was born 31 May 1781 in Bristol, Hartford Co., CT, and died 1 Dec. 1873 in either New Hampshire or Vermont.  He married Cynthia Bradley of Haverhill, Essex Co., MA about 1814.  John was a Tory and lived in the part of Bristol called Chipenny Hill.  His mother’s family, the Royces, were Tories as well.  He was imprisoned for refusing to sign the oath of allegiance to the American colonies, and had to pay a fine and sign the oath before getting out of jail.  Afterwards he lived in MA, NH, and VT.  The book The Tories of Chipenny Hill, Connecticut refers to the family.  His grandfather, Caleb, was one of the founders of a church in the area.  John and Cynthia had eleven children.  (R‑133)

Children - Mathews

  982.   Caleb Faxon Mathews, b. 9 April 1815, m. Laurie Fuller, d. 11 Oct. 1861 (Norwich, Windsor Co., VT).

  983.   David Parmalee Matthews, b. 3 July 1816, d. 29 March 1895.  He settled in Iowa.  David added a second ‘t’ to his last name.

  984.   Henry Rice Mathews, b. 14 April 1818, d. 28 Feb. 1901.

  985.   Leonard Bradley Mathews, b. 24 Feb. 1820 (Claremont, Sullivan Co., NH), m. Matilda Peck, 28 Sept. 1869 (Burlington, Racine Co., WI), d. 25 Aug. 1894.

  986.   George Riley Mathews, b. 29 Aug. 1821, d. 13 July 1908.  He was a notary public in Roxbury, MA.

  987.   Bela Nutting Mathews, b. 28 July 1823, d. 20 Dec. 1823.

  988.   Charles Armory Mathews, b. 7 Sept. 1825, m. Myra Simmons, 1855, d. 1 Jan. 1895.

  989.   William Hammond Mathews, b. 27 April 1828, d. 21 Feb. 1921.

  990.   Betsey Elizabeth Mathews, b. 22 Dec. 1829, d. 15 June 1903.

+991.   Philander Cortez Mathews, b. 30 April 1831, m. Jerusha Huntoon, 1856 or 1857, d. 28 Dec. 1908.

  992.   John Carter Mathews, b. 12 Sept. 1832, d. 21 Jan. 1916.



Nathaniel Cone (384) was born 28 June 1748 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 27 June 1825 in Chatham, Middlesex Co., CT.  He married Margery (Adams) Sexton, daughter of David Adams and Margery ‑‑‑‑‑‑ of Westchester, New London Co., CT, on 19 Oct. 1779.  She was the widow of Judah Sexton.  She died 13 Oct. 1828 in Chatham, CT.

He was a soldier in the Rev. War and received a pension in 1818.  He served in 1776 in Capt. Timothy Percival’s company, under Col. Jed Huntington.  He was at the battles of Flatbush and Jamaica Plain.  (R‑505)

Children - Cone

  993.   Huldah Cone, b. 2 Jan. 1781, m. Stephen Chapman, 29 Nov. 1798.

  994.   Mary Cone, b. 30 June 1782, m. Samuel Mitchell, 13 Sept. 1804.

+995.   Festus Cone, b. 21 June 1784, m. Elizabeth Lewis, 1815.

+996.   Nathaniel Greene Cone, b. 16 Jan. 1787, m(1) Sophia Bolles, 24 Oct. 1813, m(2) Abigail Fox Perry, 9 Jan. 1844, d. 23 (or 26) July 1870.

+997.   Clarissa Cone, b. 30 April 1789, m. Joseph Mitchell, 13 Jan. 1806, d. 18 March 1880.


Israel Cone (385) was born 21 Dec. 1749 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 4 Nov. 1825 of apoplexy in East Haddam, CT.  He married Lucy Ackley on 13 April 1784.  She was born in 1758 and died 4 Aug. 1811.  He married second Sarah B. (Brainard) Holmes, daughter of Jared Brainard, on 17 Nov. 1814.  She was the widow of Gilbert Holmes.  She was born in 1761, and died 7 May 1838 in Vernon, Tolland Co., CT.

Israel served long and faithfully as a soldier in the Rev. War, enlisting in the company commanded by Capt. John Willey, in the “Lexington Alarm,” in June 1775.  On Jan. 1, 1777, he enlisted in Col. Huntington’s regiment of Conn. Line, in Capt. Eliphalet Holmes’s company.  He was at the battle of Germantown on Oct. 4, 1777.  He wintered at Valley Forge, participated in the battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778, and was discharged Dec. 30, 1780.  He reenlisted almost immediately, Jan. 1, 1781, in Capt. Nehemiah Rice’s company and was promoted to sergeant in February, and discharged Dec. 31, 1781.  He was allowed a pension May 30, 1818.  There was an Israel Cone who became Paymaster in the Rev. War, but it is not certain that he was the same person.  (R‑505)

Children - Cone

  998.   Lucy Cone, b. 27 May 1785, d. 3 May 1814.

+999.   Israel Cone, b. 9 July 1786, m. Polly Anderson, 10 Nov. 1807, d. 6 (or 7) April 1827.

+1000.   Erastus Cone, b. 29 July 1788, m(1) Lucy Bevins Beebe, 24 Sept. 1828, m(2) Lucy T. Tinker, 18 March 1833, d. 17 Feb. 1873.

  1001.   Matilda Cone, b. 15 Aug. 1790, d.c. 1820 (insane).

  1002.   Melissa Cone, b. 7 Aug. 1792, never married, d. 25 May 1868.

  1003.   William Cone, b. 24 Sept. 1879 [sic], never married, d. 5 March 1819.  He was a student at Andover Theological Seminary in 1817 and also taught at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA in 1817.

+1004.   Phebe Cone, b. 6 Oct. 1796, m. Asa Wells, 9 March 1820, d. 6 Dec. 1864.

  1005.   Mary Cone, b. 25 April 1799, m. Diodate Swan, d. 19 July 1822.  No children.


Oliver Cone (388) was born 2 Dec. 1755 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 4 Dec. 1844 in Shelby, Orleans Co., NY, age 89 years.  In early life he was a school teacher, and later became a cooper.  He was a Baptist.

He served in the Rev. War as a soldier, enlisting in East Haddam in Capt. Wiley’s company, May 1775, at the “Lexington Alarm,” and was discharged Dec. 17, 1775.  He also served 8 months in 1776 in Capt. Nathan Jewett’s company, in Col. Dyer’s regiment.  On July 1, 1780, he enlisted in Col. Heman’s regiment of “Short Levy,” and served until Oct. 9, 1780.

He married Anna Sterling, daughter of Nathan Sterling and Elizabeth Morgan of Lyme, CT, in 1786.  She was born 13 Sept. 1764 in East Haddam, CT, and died 24 Sept. 1815 in Greensburg, VT.  In 1788, soon after they married, they moved to Woodstock, VT, where their children were born.  In 1817 the family moved to Orleans Co., NY.  He was granted a pension for services in the war on Sept. 18, 1832.  (R‑505)

Children - Cone

  1006.   Lucretia Cone, b. 23 Oct. 1788, m. Daniel Boomer, d. 17 March 1862.  No children.

+1007.   Mary Ann Cone, b. 17 May 1794, m. John Shelp, 10 May 1818, d. 28 April 1873.

+1008.   Massena (or Marsena) Cone, b. 16 Feb. 1796, m. Elizabeth Purple, 3 Feb. 1817, d. 6 Nov. 1880.

+1009.   Gustavus Adolphus Cone, b. 23 May 1798, m. Mary Ann Garrison, 10 April 1818, d. 1881.

+1010.   Sabrina Cone, b. 9 April 1800, m. Flavel Stone, 13 Oct. 1821, d. 9 Dec. 1862.

+1011.   Anna Sterling Cone, b. 24 June 1803, m. Abiel Bowen, 19 April 1826, d. 27 May 1852.


Daniel Cone (390) was born 7 July 1759 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 28 June 1843 (or 1842) in Peru, Berkshire Co., MA, at age 83.  He married Olive Ackley on 7 April 1785.  She was born 26 Aug. 1764 in East Haddam, CT, and died 12 Sept. 1840 in Peru, MA.  They moved to Peru, MA in the early 1800’s.

He served six years as a soldier in the Rev. Army, enlisting at East Haddam in Capt. Eliphalet Holmes’s company, Huntington’s regt., and also in Capt. Nehemiah Rice’s company, under Col. Sherman, and was discharged at the close of the war in 1783.  He was in the battle of Germantown, and other battles in which his company participated.  The government granted him a pension on Oct. 2, 1818.  (R‑505)

Children - Cone

+1012.   Laura Cone, b. 28 June 1789, m. Loring Ferguson, 13 Oct. 1813, d. 2 June 1860.

  1013.   Anna Cone, b. 24 Jan. 1792, d. 2 Sept. 1861.

+1014.   Aseneth Cone, b. 19 July 1795, m. Nathan Wright, 8 Feb. 1816, d. 2 April 1879.

  1015.   Olive Cone, b. 2 April 1798, never married, d. 27 July 1833.

+1016.   Daniel Cone, b. 11 March 1800, m. Lucy Ide, 22 May 1827, d. 10 Nov. 1832.

+1017.   Samuel Cone, b. 1 Feb. 1803, m(1) Anna Randall, 5 March 1833, m(2) Emeline Leland, 11 Sept. 1835, d. 31 Jan. 1883.


Cyrus Cone (391) was born 28 July 1761 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 14 Oct. 1825 in Middlefield, Hampshire Co., MA.  He married Rhoda Beebe on 4 June 1778 in New London, New London Co., CT.  She was born in 1764, and died 12 March 1822 in Middlefield, MA.  They moved from East Haddam to Middlefield in 1787.  (R‑505)

Children - Cone

  1018.   Ruby Cone, b. 20 Oct. 1783, m. Joseph Ely, d. 22 Dec. 1851.

+1019.   Urial Cone, b. 21 Jan. 1785, m. Beulah Chapin, 14 March 1805, d. 4 Feb. 1854.

  1020.   Polly Cone, b. 15 June 1788, m. Benjamin Moore, 24 March 1804.

  1021.   Ludy Cone, b. 7 April 1796, m. Ambrose Loveland, d. (Middlefield, MA).


Benjamin Cone (393) was born 22 March 1766 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 1 Feb. 1806 in Chenango Co., NY.  He married Rachel Sterling in 1785 in East Haddam, CT.  She was born 29 Dec. 1764.  Early in their married life they moved to Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT, and their children were born there.  In 1800 they moved to Chenango Co., NY.  (R‑505)

Children - Cone

  1022.   Rachel S. Cone, b. 16 July 1786.

  1023.   Damaris Cone, b. 27 July 1789.

+1024.   Benjamin Graves Cone, b. 9 April 1793, m. Fanny Gambell (or Gamble), 25 Jan. 1820, d. 15 Jan. 1844.

+1025.   Albert B. Cone, b. 19 May 1798, m. Sarah McCune, d. 1869.


Samuel Cone (395) was born 9 Oct. 1769 and died 10 May 1854, both in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, age 85.  He married Hannah Annable, daughter of John Annable and Hannah Stewart, on 7 May 1794.  She was a descendant of Anthony Annable, who arrived in Plymouth, MA from England on the ship “Ann” in 1623.  She was born 16 Nov. 1775 and died 1 Jan. 1851, both in East Haddam, CT.  (R‑505)

Children - Cone

  1026.   Samuel W. Cone, b. 1797, never married, d. 7 March 1820.

+1027.   Charles Crocker Cone, b. 1799, m. Sarah M. (Paddock) Roberts, 12 Feb. 1829, d. 27 Aug. 1871.

+1028.   William Henry Cone, b. May 1803, m. Celinda Fox, 18 Jan. 1824, d. 13 April 1873.

  1029.   Fluvia Cone, m. Joseph Paddock.

  1030.   Joseph Arnold Cone, b. 4 April 1809, d. 10 Feb. 1820.



Samuel Crosby (397) was born 17 Aug. 1750 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died about 1837 probably in Ohio.  He married Lydia Allen, perhaps a daughter of Nathaniel Allen, on 23 March 1775 in East Hartland, Hartford Co., CT.  Samuel was one of the four organizers of a church in West Hartland.  He was still living in West Hartland, CT in Jan. 1794 according to church records.  His will was probated in 1837 in Medina Co., OH.  (R‑118)

Children - Crosby

  1031.   Sybil Crosby, bapt. 2 June 1776 (Hartland, CT).

+1032.   Jeduthon Crosby, bapt. 7 July 1776, m. Nancy ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  1033.   Simeon Crosby, bapt. 20 July 1777 (West Hartland, CT).

  1034.   Lydia Crosby, bapt. 27 July 1779 (Hartland, CT)

  1035.   Ira Crosby, bapt. 26 June 1785 (West Hartland, CT).


Obed Crosby (400) was born 22 July 1753 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, died by 1813 probably in Trumbull Co., OH, and was buried in Center-Pioneer Cem., Vernon, Trumbull Co., OH.  He headstone states “Revolutionary War Soldier, born Hartland Conn. Came to Vernon 1800”.  His will was probated in 1813 in Trumbull Co., OH.  He married Jerusha Phelps.  She was baptized 2 July 1791 in West Hartland, CT and was still alive in Feb. 1839 in Trumbull Co., OH when she was listed in Virgil D. White’s Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, Pension W25446.  (R‑118)

Children - Crosby

  1036.   Polly Crosby, d. 11 May 1794 (West Hartland, Hartford Co., CT).

  1037.   Ursula Crosby, b. 16 Aug. 1785 (Hartland, CT), bapt. 3 Aug. 1788 (West Hartland, CT), m. Chauncey Jones, bef. Feb. 1839, d. 25 Aug. 1876 (Platteville, Grant Co., WI).  Bur. Old Whig Cem. (Grant City, WI).

+1038.   Ezra Crosby, bapt. 13 Oct. 1788, m. Cynthia Beeds, d. 9 Dec. 1848.

  1039.   Jerusha Crosby, b. 14 July 1790 (West Hartland, CT), m. James King, c. June 1805, d. 11 Feb. 1839 (Vernon, OH).


Timothy Cole Crosby (403) was born about 1760 in CT, and died before March 1811 in Vernon, Trumbull Co., OH when his will was probated.  He married Eunice Sutliff, daughter of Samuel Sutliff and Eunice Curtis[43] on 26 Feb. 1787 in West Hartland, Hartford Co., CT.  She was born 22 March 1767 in Durham, CT, and died about 1815 in Shalersville, Portage Co., OH.  Timothy died intestate; his estate was first valued at $1,502.42, but this was later reduced to $770.42 owing to bad debts of $832.  Although no mention was made of a widow, Eunice was still alive and married second Bildad Hine of Shalersville, OH.  (R‑118)

Children - Crosby

  1040.   Dency Crosby, m. Asahel Banning, 30 Sept. 1817 (Trumbull Co., OH).

  1041.   Ruma Crosby, m. Moore B. Bradley, 8 Dec. 1817 (Trumbull Co., OH).

+1042.   Stata Crosby, b.c. 1788, m. Benjamin Newcomb, d. Dec. 1817.

  1043.   Tully Crosby, b.c. 1795, m. Lucy Bushnell, 20 Oct. 1819, d. bet. Dec. 1820 and 1822.  Gen. Martin Smith was made his guardian in 1811 “till 21”.  He was listed on the census in Dec. 1820 in Vernon, OH, and his will was probated in 1822 in Trumbull Co., OH.

  1044.   Eunice Crosby, b.c. 1798.  Plum Sutliff was made her guardian in 1811 “till 18”.

+1045.   Sabina (or Sabrina) Crosby, b.c. 1804, m. Lyman Hine, 30 June 1819, d. 12 July 1876.


Jeduthon Crosby (404) married Thegia Bushnell.  He probably died before 1811 because his debts to his brother Timothy were written off in the probating of Timothy’s estate.  Jeduthon and Thegia were admitted to the church at Hartland, CT on 2 Nov. 1806.  (R‑118)

Children - Crosby

  1046.   Mary Crosby, bapt. 9 Nov. 1806.

  1047.   Adelia Crosby, bapt. 9 Nov. 1806.

  1048.   Celestia Crosby, bapt. 9 Nov. 1806.

  1049.   Hiram Dana Crosby, bapt. 26 May 1811.


Starling Crosby (407) married Mabell Seward, perhaps a daughter of Daniel Seward and Martha ‑‑‑‑‑‑ of Durham CT, on 30 Dec. 1787 in West Hartland, Hartford Co., CT.  She died 18 Sept. 1790 in West Hartland, CT.  He married second Candace Ensign in 1797 in Hartland, CT.  She was born in 1773 in Hartland, CT, died 11 July 1846 in West Hartland, CT, and was buried there.  Starling died 24 June 1802 in Hartland, CT of “apoplexy”.  His will was probated in 1803 in Simsbury, CT.  (R‑118)

Children - Crosby, by Mabell Seward

+1050.   Vina Crosby, bapt. 8 March 1789, m. Eleazer (or Eleizer) Treat, 24 June 1807.

Children - Crosby, by Candace Ensign

  1051.   Lydia G. Crosby, b. 2 May 1798 (Hartland, CT), bapt. 22 July 1798 (West Hartland, CT).

  1052.   Candace Crosby, b. 1 Sept. 1800 (Hartland, CT), bapt. 5 Oct. 1800 (Hartland, CT).



Elijah Graves (408) was born 23 April 1760 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 22 Oct. 1823 in Westmoreland, Oneida Co., NY.  He married Elizabeth Warner on 27 (or 29) March 1782 (or 1783).  She was born 18 May 1758 in New London, New London Co., CT, and died 11 Jan. 1832 in Antwerp (or Oxbow), Jefferson Co., NY.  He enlisted at age 16 as a drummer under Captain Howes.  He was soon promoted to first sergeant and served through the Rev. War, being in nearly every battle.  He was at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777.  He lived in Millington Parish, East Haddam, CT, and then moved to Westmoreland, NY.  They were both buried in the Westmoreland New (Union) Cem.  (R‑73, R‑88, R‑153, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1053.   Benjamin Graves, b. 6 Oct. 1783 (or 16 Oct. 1782), m(1) Achsah Halbert, 28 Oct. 1807, m(2) Molly (or Mary) Stark, 6 June 1809, m(3) Nancy Halsey, 22 (or 23) Dec. 1829, d. 23 March 1868.

  1054.   Elizabeth Graves, b. 13 Aug. 1785 (or 1786), d. 8 Nov. 1872 (or 23 March 1868).

+1055.   Joseph Graves, b. 3 Oct. 1787, m. Anna M. Graves, 16 (or 15) May 1815, d. 26 Dec. 1875.

  1056.   Dolly Graves, b. 18 March 1790, d. 21 Dec. 1863.

  1057.   Mary Graves, b. 21 June 1793, d. 13 May 1833.

  1058.   Hannah Graves, b. 9 Feb. 1796 (or 1800), m. Ambrose Woodward Huntington, 11 Oct. 1818, d. 7 Nov. 1827.  He was b. 1 Sept. 1791, son of William Huntington and Prescendia Lathrop.

+1059.   Elijah Graves, b. 9 Dec. 1797, m(1) Sarah Wicks, 21 March 1825, m(2) Lurinda Tappon, 12 March 1835, d. 26 Aug. 1865.

+1060.   Sterling Graves, b. 11 May 1800, m. Ruby Otis, 4 March 1821, d. 16 Sept. 1881.

  1061.   Clina (or China) Graves, b. 8 July 1801 (or 1805), m. Cyrus Thompson Huntington, 10 July 1823, d. 2 April 1887 (or 1882).  He was b. 15 May 1801, brother of Ambrose Woodward Huntington who married Clina's sister Hannah.


Molly Graves (409) was born 21 April 1763 and died 26 Feb. 1834.  She married Abial Stark of Lyme, New London Co., CT.  (R‑500)

Children - Stark

  1062.   Nathan Stark, m. Emily Jewett (of East Haddam, CT), 13 Nov. 1799.


Sterling Graves (411) was born 6 June 1770 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 19 Aug. 1859 in Black River, Jefferson Co., NY.  He married Anna Cone, daughter of Sylvanus Cone and Hannah Ackley of East Haddam, CT, on 7 Oct. 1794.  She was born 3 May 1773 in East Haddam, CT, and died 13 Feb. 1857.  They moved to Westmoreland, Oneida Co., NY and were among the first settlers there.  They later moved to Copenhagen, Lewis Co., NY and later to Black River, where he lived near his daughter Anna, who married her cousin Joseph Graves.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1063.   Anna M. Graves, b. 29 July 1795, m. Joseph Graves, 16 (or 15) May 1815, d. 1 Nov. 1882.  See #1055 for descendants.

  1064.   Betsey Graves, b. 14 Aug. 1797, m. Sewell Hazan, d. 3 April 1884.

  1065.   Matilda Graves, b. 21 Feb. 1800, m. Peter Horr, d. 12 March 1887.

  1066.   Hobart Graves, b. 13 May 1802, m. Lucretia Denis, d. 10 April 1889 (IA).  He was a clergyman in Iowa.

  1067.   Ruth Graves, b. 3 Aug. 1804, d. 4 Dec. 1886.

  1068.   Lucia Graves, b. 16 Feb. 1807, d. 25 Aug. 1886.

+1069.   Franklin Ransom Graves, b. 23 April 1809, m. Christiana Van Olinda, d. 8 Oct. 1851.

  1070.   Olive Graves, b. 5 Oct. 1811, m. Percy Wicks, d. 6 July 1842.

  1071.   Amanda Graves, b. 2 Oct. 1815 (Lewis Co., NY), m. William Treadway, 22 Oct. 1833.  He d. 23 Sept. 1862.  She lived in Black River, NY after his death.



Hobart Graves (412) was born 4 July 1765 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 11 Jan. 1853 in Paris, Oneida Co., NY.  He married Mercy Baker, daughter of William Baker and Mercy (“Mary”) Jewett, of East Haddam on 14 Oct. 1784.  He was a farmer, merchant, and postmaster at Sauquoit, near Utica, Oneida Co., NY.  He served in the Rev. War in the Conn. Militia and was on the U.S. pension roll while a resident of Herkimer Co., NY in 1832.  He received a deed of land in Russia, Herkimer Co., NY as early as 1815.  (R‑153, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1072.   Elizabeth Graves, b. 13 Feb. 1786, m. Abraham Helm duBois, c. 1804, d. 13 Jan. 1858.

+1073.   Hobart Graves, Jr., b. 10 April 1788, m. Martha Hickox, 9 March 1813, d. 1 March 1854.

+1074.   Henry Graves, b. 26 March 1790, m(1) Abigail Joy, m(2) Caroline J. Nolton, 11 March 1834, d. 21 May 1866.

  1075.   Sarah Graves, b. 27 April 1792.

+1076.   Sophia Graves, b. 14 Nov. 1794, m. Joel Griffin, d. after 1860.

  1077.   Mercy Graves, b. 14 Sept. 1797, m. William Royce (Paris Hill, NY).

+1078.   Mary Graves, b. 24 June 1800, m. Zechariah Paddock, 11 Aug. 1822.

+1079.   Sarah Graves, b. 30 Oct. 1803, m. Ralph D. Lord[44], d. 6 Feb. 1857.

  1080.   Lausy Graves, b. 24 June 1806.


Roswell Graves (413) was born 26 Sept. 1767 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 28 Oct. 1837.  He married Elizabeth Bennett, daughter of Jacob Bennett and Elizabeth Meserole of Hunters Point, Long Island, NY, on 1 July 1789.  She was a lineal descendant of John Bennett, Secretary of the Earl of Bellamont, Governor of the Colony of New York, who died there in 1700.  The family has a mourning ring commemorating his death.

Roswell moved early in life to New York City where he became prominent as a physician and also held several public positions.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1081.   Roswell Graves, b. 1 Feb. 1793, d. 25 Jan. 1796.

  1082.   Elizabeth Bennett Graves, b. 22 Nov. 1790, never married, d. 22 March 1877 (Pacquanac, NY).

  1083.   Jane Matilda Graves, b. 22 July 1795, never married, d. 11 Dec. 187- (Pacquanac, NY).

  1084.   Mary Ann Graves, b. 16 Feb. 1798, d. 24 Sept. 1799.

+1085.   John James Graves, b. 22 March 1800, m. Ann Jane Baker, 29 Sept. 1831, d. Jan. 1890.

  1086.   Rosina M. Graves, b. 11 Oct. 1803, never married, d. 11 Aug. 1887 (Newark, Essex Co., NJ).

+1087.   Anna M. Graves, b. 2 Sept. 1806, m. George Ryerson, d. 11 May 1862.

  1088.   William Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1809, d. 2 Oct. 1811.

+1089.   Rosewell Graves, b. 10 May 1812, m. Eliza Pugsley, d. 28 July 1873.

  1090.   Benjamin Hobart Graves, b. 1 Oct. 1816, d. 3 Nov. 1837 (Quincy, FL; killed in the Seminole War).


Benjamin Graves (414) was born 25 July 1769 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 25 Aug. 1830.  He married Lucy Arnold of Millington Parish, daughter of Joseph Arnold and Lucy ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 24 Nov. 1790 in the East Haddam Congregational Church.  She died 11 May 1810 in her 42nd year.

He married second Esther (Miller) Hendley, daughter of Joshua Miller and Anna Starr of Middletown, CT, on 25 Aug. 1810.  She was the widow of Captain Henry Hendley.  She died 25 Aug. 1825, age 50 years.

He studied medicine and afterwards prepared for the ministry.  He was ordained on 3 Oct. 1803 and settled as the minister over the Old South Church (Congregational) of Middletown, where he remained in charge until a few years before his death.  (R‑3 said he was pastor until 1811-12, when the church was disbanded.)  His first four children were born in East Haddam, CT, the next one in Lyme, CT, and the last in Middletown, CT.  (R‑3, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Lucy Arnold

  1091.   Lucy Graves, b. 26 Sept. 1792, m. Isaiah Daggett (of Andover, CT).

+1092.   Rhoda Graves, b. 14 Aug. 1794, m. Earl Cooley, 24 Nov. 1810, d. 8 March 1879.

  1093.   Benjamin Graves, b. 26 April 1797, m(1) Martha Washington Webb, 4 April 1820, m(2) Ellen Beach, 5 Dec. 1854.  Martha was the dau. of Colonel Thomas S. Webb of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.  Ellen, age 26 years at the time of their marriage, was b. Boston, MA and died there in 1868 or 1869.  Benjamin had no children.

+1094.   Roswell Graves, b. 2 July 1799, m. Mary Ann Betts, 20 March 1820, d. 13 Feb. 1882.

  1095.   Harriet Graves, b. 19 July 1802, m(1) Isaiah Daggett (of Andover, CT), 1820, m(2) William Strickland Hart (of New Britain, CT), 19 Sept. 1859 (Hartford, CT), d. 2 March 1885.

Children - Graves, by Esther Hendley

+1096.   Elizabeth Driggs Graves, b. 10 June 1813, m. Alexander Drake Button, 1832, d. 1889.

+1097.   Charles C. Graves, b. 13 April 1816, m. Harriett Green, 8 July 1852, d. 16 Jan. 1898.



Lucy (or Ruth) Driggs (417) was born in 1764 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 17 May 1840 in Otisco, Onondaga Co., NY.  She married Isaac Cowles, son of Ebenezer Cowles, in 1789.  He was born 23 Dec. 1762 in Meriden, New Haven Co., CT, and died 20 Oct. 1802.  He was a farmer.  Isaac and his family moved to Otisco in May 1802, and he died five months later “of a fit of apoplexy.”  She married second Capt. Eliakim Clark, son of Lieut. Asahel Clark and Submit Clapp, between 1802 and 1807 at Otisco, NY.  Eliakim, the eldest of twelve children, served in the Revolutionary War under his grandfather, Major Jonathan Clapp.  Eliakim was later the captain of the local militia.  He married Lydia Kingsley in 1788 and married second Jerusha Bartlett in 1793.  Lydia was born in 1761 and died in 1792.  Jerusha was born in 1761 and died in 1802.  Eliakim had two sons by Lydia, and a son and four daughters by Jerusha.  He left Massachusetts for Otisco shortly after Lydia’s death.  (R‑77)

Children - Cowles

+1098.   Lucy Cowles, b. 12 May 1788, m. George Colton, 5 Nov. 1808, d. 31 July 1838.

  1099.   Augustus Cowles, b. 5 April 1791 (Bristol, CT), d. 6 June 1791 (Bristol, CT).

+1100.   Dema Cowles, b. 11 July 1794, m. Jesse Gaylord, d. 1 Dec. 1854.

+1101.   Theron Cowles, b. 25 May 1798, m. Minerva Jacobs, 11 Aug. 1824, d. 1874.

  1102.   Sophronia Cowles, b. 7 March 1802 (Bristol, CT), d. 21 June 1804 (Otisco, NY).

Children - Clark

+1103.   Willis Gaylord Clark (twin), b. 5 Oct. 1808, m. Anne Poyntell Caldcleugh, 1 June 1836, d. 12 June 1841.

+1104.   Lewis Gaylord Clark (twin), b. 5 Oct. 1808, m. Ella Maria Curtis, 1 Nov. 1834, d. 3 Nov. 1873.


Roswell Driggs (419) was born about 1768 in Tonawanda, Erie Co., NY (or New Hartford, Litchfield Co., CT), and died about 1824 in Tonawanda, NY.  He married Lucinda ‑‑‑‑‑‑ in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., NY.  She was born about 1768 in Marcellus, NY.  Roswell was a farmer in Onondaga Co., NY.  They had six children.  (R‑180)

Children - Driggs

+1105.   Urial Driggs, b. 15 March 1802, m(1) Lucy Ann Wait, 23 May 1827, m(2) Anna M. Bacon, 23 Nov. 1868, m(3) Harriet S. (Laflin) Bedell, 17 March 1883, d. 18 Aug 1884.

  1106.   Sterling Driggs, b. 1 April 1808 (Marcellus, NY), m. Clorinda Merrick, 23 Jan. 1830 (Tonawanda, Erie Co., NY), d. 3 March 1879 (Saginaw, Saginaw Co., MI).  She was b. 1 Jan. 1811 and d. 18 Sept. 1874 in Saginaw, MI.

  1107.   Benjamin Driggs, b. 1810 (Tonawanda, NY), d. 1840.

  1108.   Warren Driggs, b. 19 Aug. 1819 (Black Horn Isle, Niagara River, NY), m. Emmeline Driggs, c. 1840 (NY), d. 5 Nov. 1886.  She was b. 14 April 1807 (Barkhamsted, Litchfield Co., CT), d. 17 April 1863.

  1109.   Lucinda Driggs, b. 27 Aug. 1821 (Niagara River, NY).

  1110.   Polly Ann Driggs, b. 24 Dec. 1823 (Niagara River, NY).


Prudence Driggs (420) was born about 1769 and died 9 March 1826 both in Burlington, Hartford Co., CT.  She married Christopher Stone on 27 Oct. 1785 in Burlington, CT.  (R‑115)

Children - Stone

+1111.   Elmira Stone, b. 26 Nov. 1800, m. Daniel Griffis, d. 23 Oct. 1832.


Rhoda Driggs (421) married Leman Gaylord on 12 Dec. 1791 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT.  He moved to Onondaga Co., NY and was a farmer.  They had five children.  (R‑77)

Children - Gaylord

  1112.   Willis Gaylord, b. 1792 (Bristol, Hartford Co., CT), d. 1844 (Camillus, Onondaga Co., NY).  He was the editor of the Genesee Farmer & Cultivator and did much to advance NY state agriculture.  He was the author, with Luther Tucker, of American Husbandry, published in 1840.  See the Dictionary of American Biography.


Urial (or Uriel) Driggs (424) was born 29 April 1780 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co. (or Watertown, Litchfield Co.), CT, and died 14 Sept. 1846 in Lee Co., IA.  He married Hannah Ford, daughter of Thomas Ford and Hannah Rowlandson, on 26 Oct. 1800 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT.  She was born 17 May 1780 in Weatherford, CT, and died in Feb. 1848.  They moved to OH about 1822, and were among the first to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  They had fifteen children, and their descendants were prominent in Mormon history.   Descendant Don Carlos Driggs and his five sons founded the Western Savings and Loan Assoc. in 1929.  The sons endowed the ‘Driggs Brothers’ Chair of Banking and Finance’ at Brigham Young University with a gift of over $500,000 in 1965.  (R‑77, R‑180)

Children - Driggs

  1113.   Matilda Driggs, b. 1797 (Hartford, Hartford Co., CT), d. 1842 (Crawford, PA).  It is possible that she is not a child of Urial and Hannah's, based on her birth date.

  1114.   Marie (or Maria) Driggs, b. 1799 (Hartford, CT).  It is possible that she is not a child of Urial and Hannah's, based on her birth date.

  1115.   Hezekiah Driggs, b. 1803 (Hartford, CT).

  1116.   Jeremiah Driggs, b. 31 March 1804 (Hartford, CT).

  1117.   Dency Driggs, b. 1805 (Hartford, CT).

  1099f    Daniel Driggs, b. 30 Jan. 1807 (Hartford, CT), m(1) Mary Hall, 8 Dec. 1849 (Rock Camp, Lawrence Co., OH), m(2) Elvera Spaulding, 28 May 1874 (Bloomington, McLean Co., IL) d. 31 Jan. 1895.

  1118.   Chloe Driggs, b. 2 Dec. 1810 (Ashtabula, Ashtabula Co., OH), m. Horace Chadwick, 7 May 1830.

  1119.   Ruth Driggs, b. 1812 (Ashtabula Co., OH), m. Isaac Ashton.

  1120.   Shadrach Ford Driggs, b. 28 Aug. 1813 (Ashtabula Co., OH), m(1) Eliza Elizabeth White, June 1836 (Licking, OH), m(2) Cecelia Harvey, 1855, d. 26 Oct. 1898 (Pleasant Grove, Utah Co., UT).

  1121.   Asel S. Driggs, b. 14 Feb. 1815 (Ashtabula Co., OH), m(1) Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Nancy Sarah Mesarary, 17 May 1833.

  1122.   Hannah Driggs, b. 1816 (Ashtabula Co., OH), d. 1847.

  1123.   Thomas Driggs, b. 1818 (Ashtabula Co., OH).

+1124.   Samuel F. Driggs, b. 17 Feb. 1820, m. Elizabeth Ann Taylor, 4 Oct. 1840, d. 16 Jan. 1854.

  1125.   Sterling Graves Driggs, b. 12 Feb. 1822 (Allegheny, PA), m. Sarah Rogers, 29 May 1855 (Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT), d. 3 Dec. 1860 (Parowan, Iron Co., UT).  An original pioneer of the Mormon Church, he died from injuries received while operating a threshing machine.

  1126.   Lorenzo Don Driggs, m. Malinda White, 10 Nov. 1845 (Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL), d. 14 Jan. 1880.


Captain Elisha Driggs (425) was born 30 April 1780, and died 7 June 1858 in Franklinton, Schoharie Co., NY at the home of his son Gorman.  He married Esther Palmer.  She was born 17 May 1777 in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY, and died 11 May 1851 at the home of her daughter, Esther Benedict.  (R‑180)

Children - Driggs

+1127.   Hiram Driggs, b. 25 Feb. 1801, m. Betsey Halliday, 26 April 1820, d. 22 April 1849.

  1128.   Roswell Driggs, b. 23 Feb. 1803 (NY).

+1129.   Elisha Driggs, b. 30 July 1805, m. Zylpha Burchard, d. 5 June 1886.

  1130.   Alfred Lawrence Driggs, b. 25 Aug. 1807 (Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY), m. Frances Maria Pease, 28 May 1833 (Jackson, Jackson Co., MI), d. 5 Oct. 1900 (Constantine, St. Joseph Co., MI).  She was b. 6 Feb. 1811 (Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA), d. 3 May 1874 (Constantine, MI).

  1131.   Jehiel Driggs, b. 4 Oct. 1809 (Middleburgh, NY), m(1) Mary Hart, m(2) Fidelia Ann Dusenbury, d. 25 March 1863 (Bronson, Branch Co., MI).

  1132.   Clara Melissa Driggs, b. 3 Sept. 1811 (Middleburgh, NY), m. Frederick Mattice, c. 1833, d. 6 Oct. 1899.  He was b. 2 Nov. 1812.

  1133.   Esther Marie Driggs, b. 10 Aug. 1814 (Middleburgh, NY), m. Aaron Benedict, d. 3 July 1860.

  1134.   Alonzo Driggs, b. 14 July 1816 (Middleburgh, NY), m(1) Eliza J. Wilbur, 29 April 1848 (NY), m(2) Elida Coons, 13 July 1854 (Greenville, Montcalm Co., MI), d. 29 Oct. 1894.  Eliza was b. 28 June 1826, d. 1851 (NY).  Elida was b. 13 July 1828 (Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH), d. 4 March 1897 (Cleveland, OH)

  1135.   Gorman Driggs, b. 10 Oct. 1818 (Middleburgh, NY) m. Martha Coons, 3 Dec. 1843 (Rensselaerville, NY), d. 7 July 1894 (Franklinton, NY).



Acenath (or Asenath) Graves (427) was baptized 12 Aug. 1750 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT.  She married Asa Spencer, son of Joel Spencer and Mary Bevins, about 1764.  He was born March 1744 in Connecticut, and died 20 March 1784 near Green River, Columbia Co., NY.  He was a Revolutionary War veteran.  (R‑72, R‑500)

Children - Spencer

  1136.   Joel Spencer, b. 2 May 1766, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hatch.

  1137.   Nehemiah Spencer, b. 27 Nov. 1767 (Columbia Co., NY), m. Lucy Bassett.  They had six children.

  1138.   Jonah Spencer, b. 17 Jan. 1770, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  They had six children.  Lived in Chateaugay, Franklin Co., NY.

  1139.   Asa Spencer, b. 20 March 1772, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1835.  They had six children.

  1140.   Jason Spencer, b. Aug. 1774.

  1141.   Eliel C. Spencer, b. Oct. 1777.

  1142.   Ascenath Spencer, b. Sept. 1779, m. Moses Persons (or Parsons).  They may have had other children, but it is known that they adopted Lucinda Buckingham as a young girl.  Lucinda m. Nathan Augustus Taylor, (#2467) a son of John and Jerusha (Spencer) Taylor.

+1143.   Jerusha Spencer, b. Aug. 1784, m. John Taylor, 13 Jan. 1803, d. 5 Sept. 1865.


Increase Graves (428) was born 27 July 1752, was baptized 21 Oct. 1752, both at East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 24 Dec. 1831 at his home in Bridport, Addison Co., VT.  He married Mercy Crippen.  She was born in May 1758 and died 5 Aug. 1803, aged 45 years.  He married second Susannah (Stedson or Stetson) Bascom.  She was the widow of Joshua Bascom of Brandon, VT, and died 3 Dec. 1846, aged 73 years.  She had three daughters from her first marriage.  They were Lydia Bascom, who married David A. Crane, 8 July 1817; Mary Bascom, who married Ward E. Hunt; and Sophia Bascom, who married Calvin Sollace, 3 Jan. 1819.

Increase served in the Rev. War as sergeant in 3rd Co., 9th Regt., Albany, NY Co. Militia under Colonel Van Ness.  He settled first as minister at Rupert, VT from 1786 to 1793 and then at Bridport, VT, where he was installed 29 Feb. 1794, the first settled minister of Bridport, receiving the ministerial right of land given under seal by his majesty, King George III.  By the charter of the town in 1761 the town paid the expense of entertaining the minister with their delegates present at the installation.  He officiated as pastor at Bridport for about 25 years.  He was a man of fine intellect and an acceptable preacher of good judgement and strong orthodox views.  He was a large man of fine appearance.  He had 14[45] children by his first marriage and 7 by his second marriage.  (R‑15, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Mercy Crippen

  1144.   Abigail Graves, b. 24 May 1777, m. James Bosworth, Jr., 17 Jan. 1798.

  1145.   Dimmis (or Demis) Graves, b. 17 Aug. 1779, m. Daniel S. Bailey, 9 Feb. 1803.

  1146.   Almira Graves, b. 1781, m. Robert Barber, 4 April 1802.

  1147.   Rebecca Graves, b. 27 Nov. 1782, m. Joseph Shoals (of Orwell, VT), 14 Feb. 1833.

  1148.   Lovica (Lovisy) Graves, b. 18 Oct. 1784, m. Daniel S. Bailey, (widower of her sister, Dimmis).

  1149.   Mercy Graves, b. 11 July 1786, m. Levi P. Barnum (of Shoreham, VT), 23 Jan. 1812.

  1150.   Betsey Graves, b. 8 Feb. 1788, m. Ephraim Gray, 3 Dec. 1812.

+1151.   Sylvia Sheldon Graves, b. 12 April 1790 (or 1793), m. George Rex Kinne, d. 22 April 1887.

  1152.   Abiah Graves, b. 25 April 1791.

  1153.   Adia Graves, d. 24 Feb. 1794.

  1154.   Hadassah Graves, b. 18 Feb. 1797, m. Phineas Ball, 1 May 1817.

  1155.   Persis Graves, never married.

  1156.   Increase Graves, Jr.

  1157.   Dorcas Graves

+1158.   Sterling Graves, b. 22 Dec. 1799, m(1) Clarissa Watson, m(2) Eliza Ann (‑‑‑‑‑‑) Kirkpatrick, 11 Sept. 1853, d. 10 Sept. 1874.

Children - Graves, by Susannah Bascom

  1159.   Susan Graves, b. 4 Oct. 1804, d. 24 Aug. 1828.

  1160.   Joshua Bascom Graves, b. 14 Dec. 1805.  He was a practicing physician at Corning, NY.

  1161.   Adaline Graves, b. 22 Jan. 1807, m. Charles A. Wicker, 12 March 1839, d. 22 Feb. 1848.

+1162.   Araminta Dormer Graves, b. 31 Dec. 1811, m. Rush Palmer, 18 Feb. 1836.

  1163.   Emeline Graves

  1164.   Albert Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ .  Went to Washington, DC.


Jedediah Graves (429) was baptized 11 Aug. 1754 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 20 (or 10) Aug. 1839, aged 85 years, in Cherry Creek, Chautauqua Co., NY, while living with his son Ora.  He married Polly Crippin at Spencertown, Columbia Co., NY at her father’s house, on 5 March 1778.  She was born in 1756 (or 11 Oct. 1758), and died 1 July 1853 in Cherry Creek, NY in her 97th year.  They lived in Hillsdale, Columbia Co., NY, and in Fairfield, Herkimer Co., NY.  In their later years they lived with sons Jason at Penfield, Monroe Co., Alvin in Indiana, and Ora at Cherry Creek, NY.  They were both buried in Hamlet Cem., Hamlet, Chautauqua Co., NY.

Jedediah had a long service as a sergeant in the Rev. War, from 1 April 1775 to 1 May 1776 in Regiments of Colonels Van Schaick and Yates, 3 months in 1777 in Captain Cattin's Co., Colonel Woodbridge's Regt., and a year from 1 May 1778 in a Co. commanded by his father and others in Colonel Peter Van Ness' Regt.  He was in the battles of Ticonderoga, Montreal, St. John's, Surrender of Burgoyne, and others.  He was on the U.S. pension roll from 9 March 1839.  The pension was transferred to his widow from 20 June 1843.  (R‑68, R‑140, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1165.   Lovisa (or Lovicy) Graves, b. 15 May 1779 (Hillsdale, Columbia Co., NY), d. 7 June 1784.  Killed at school.

+1166.   Jason Graves, b. 6 April 1781, m(1) Betsey Ackley, m(2) Mrs. Mabel (‑‑‑‑‑‑) Wolsey, d. 29 Dec. 1865.  (This may be incorrect; this Jason and his uncle Jason probably did not both marry Betsey Ackley.)

  1167.   Lovisa (or Lovicy) Graves, b. 20 Feb. 1786 (Hillsdale, Columbia Co., NY), m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑  Chatham (or Cathron), m(2) Daniel Talcott.

+1168.   Jonah Graves, b. 23 (or 27) June 1790, m. Chloe Osborne, 17 Jan. 1813, d. 19 Jan. 1873.

+1169.   Alvin Crosby Graves, b. 20 July 1793, m. Sallie Marie Stark, d. 23 June 1865.

+1170.   Ora Graves, b. 6 June 1797, m(1) Polly Fenner, 1817, m(2) Martha Hibner, d. 24 June 1859.


Jason Graves (430) was baptized 31 Oct. 1756 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT.  He married Betsey Ackley.  (This may be incorrect; Jason and his nephew Jason (#1166) probably did not both marry Betsey Ackley.)  They settled in Penfield Center, Monroe Co., NY.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1171.   Charles Graves.  Lived in Penfield, NY.


Josiah Graves (431) was baptized 1 April 1759 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died in 1825 in Rupert, Bennington Co., VT.  He married Mary Dewey, daughter of Joseph Dewey and Deborah Buel, in 1784 in Hillsdale, Columbia Co., NY.  She was born 8 (or 13) May 1760, and died in 1847 in Rupert.  He was a private in Captain Vosburgh's Co., 17th Albany Co. Militia, Colonel Whiting's Regiment in the Rev. War from King's District.  He moved to Rupert where he was a practicing physician of standing and repute.  He was at one time town clerk and afterwards county judge.  He was a good-sized man of broad shoulders and plain features, with a dignified and reserved nature.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1172.   Charlotte Graves, b. 6 March 1785 (Green River, town of Hillsdale, VT), m. (Hon.) Nathan Burton (of Manchester, VT).  Lived in Rupert, VT.

  1173.   Laura Graves, b. 1789 (Rupert, VT), m. (Hon.) S. Pettibone (of Manchester, VT), d. 1830.


Benjamin F. Graves (434) was born 22 Aug. 1765, and died 7 Sept. 1836 in Jennings Co., IN.  He married Abigail Graves, daughter of Thomas Graves (ancestry unknown), on 25 Feb. 1785.  She was born 22 June 1769 and died in 1853.  She had a prosperous brother, Dr. Russell Graves.  They moved to Herkimer Co., NY before 1806 with Philo Hard, Ezra Crippen, and Amasa Hutchinson, and settled on "the Grant" in the town of Fairfield on the "big road" between Little Falls and Newport and about six miles from the former.  They later moved to Jennings Co., IN.  He was a composer of music.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1174.   Stephen Selden (or Seldon) Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1786, m. Ruth Hard, 1805, d. 12 Feb. 1876.

  1175.   Mary Graves, b. 22 May 1789, m. Asahel Horton, 31 July 1808, d. 28 July 1873.  He was b. 11 April 1783, d. 1 Jan. 1879 (Akron, Summit Co., OH).

+1176.   Eliphalet W. Graves, b. 25 April 1791, m(1) Hannah Carpenter, m(2) Sarah L. Deputy, 18 Aug. 1863, d. after 30 July 1870.

  1177.   Maranda Graves, b. 17 Sept. 1796, m(1) John Bondler, c. 1817, m(2) Jonathan Mathers, 1822 (lived in Indiana), m(3) John Pritchard Mathers, 1826.

  1178.   Ruth Crosby Graves, b. 17 April 1798, m. Loran Tainter, 26 Feb. 1821.  He was b. 18 April 1797, son of Jonathan Tainter and Jemima Root, d. Oswego Co., NY.

  1179.   Clarissa L. Graves, b. 20 Jan. 1800, m. William Carpenter, c. 1818.

  1180.   Waters Gill Graves, b. 4 May 1804, m. Mary Dickson.  They both died within 6 weeks of their marriage.

+1181.   Jedediah Wright Graves, b. 10 Oct. 1806, m. Mary Donalds, 1830, d.c. 1880.

  1182.   Angelina L. Graves, b. 22 June 1808, m. James Thompkins, c. 1848.


Horace Sterling Graves (435) was born 19 Feb. 1797 at Green River, Columbia Co., NY, and died 27 July 1880 in Neenah, Winnebago Co., WI.  He married Hannah Eaton of Eatonsbush, Herkimer Co., NY about 1820.  She died 2 May 1843 in Martinsburg, Lewis Co., NY.  They lived in Fairfield, Herkimer Co., NY in 1824, when they deeded property there to Parley Eaton.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1183.   Mercy G. Graves, b. 23 Feb. 1825, m. Isaac L. Seeley, 20 Feb. 1850.  Lived in Mason, Ingham Co., MI.

+1184.   Wyman E. Graves, b. 5 Nov. 1827, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+1185.   Judson Graves, b. 20 Dec. 1831, m(1) Nettie Eaton, 21 Sept. 1857, m(2) Frances Frainer, 21 March 1880.


Jonah Bradford Graves (436) was born 5 March 1800.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ and had three daughters.  The name of only one is known.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1186.   Wealthy Graves, m.‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hayes.


Ezra Bennett Graves (437), also known as Ezra L. Graves, Levy Ezra Graves, and Levi E. B. Graves, was born 7 July 1802 in Hillsdale, Columbia Co., NY, and died 2 Oct. 1863 in Clara, Potter Co., PA.  He married Sophronia ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born 27 Jan. 1809 in Massachusetts, and died 7 July 1882.  She married second Philander Towner.  Ezra and Sophronia lived near Olean, Cattaraugus Co., NY and also in Potter Co., PA from at least 1842.  (R‑93, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1187.   James Harvey Graves, b. 1830, m(1) Clarissa Foster, m(2) Letitia (Mallory) Lyman, d. 28 July 1875.

+1188.   Ezra Albert Graves, b. 27 (or 22) Aug. 1834, m(1) Caroline Jane (Babbitt) Blauvelt, 18 May 1856, m(2) Sarah Ann Pooler, 7 Nov. 1887, d. 7 Feb. 1901.

+1189.   Eleanor Matilda Graves, b. 9 June 1831, m. John S. Pearsall, 1845, d. 16 Sept. 1900.


Albert W. Graves (438) was born 23 Oct. 1806 (or 1805), and died 28 Sept. 1867 at Eldora, Hardin Co., IA.  He married Julia A. Wagar on 27 June 1833.  She was born 11 Sept. 1815 and died 30 June 1879.  They lived in Olean, Cattaraugus Co., NY for several years about 1840.  They then moved west to Eldora, IA.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1190.   Emily E. Graves, b. 12 Sept. 1834, m. Jacob Wilsey, 27 July 1852.  Lived in Mt. Princeton, CO.

  1191.   Lodisa L. Graves, b. 10 Aug. 1836, m. Bennett Ames, 17 April 1854.  Lived in Mountain Grove, MO.

  1192.   Sophronia A. Graves, b. 28 Feb. 1843, d. at the age of 19 months.

  1193.   Mersie M. Graves, b. 21 Sept. 1847 (Independence, Buchanan Co., IA).


Harvey Graves (439) married Charlotte Wade.  They lived near Olean, Cattaraugus Co., NY.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1194.   Herman Graves.  Lived in Eldora, Hardin Co., IA.

  1195.   Frank Graves.  Lived in Eldora, IA.

  1196.   Delia Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Furman.  Lived in Eldora, IA.

  1197.   Helen Graves, m. Milton Scott (her second cousin).  Lived in Chicago, IL.

  1198.   Charlotte Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Usher, d. 3 or 4 years after marriage.



Cyrus Graves (440) was born 6 May 1767 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co. (or Spencertown), MA, and died 10 March 1844 in Fair Haven, Rutland Co., VT.  He married Roxana Rose of Rhode Island, daughter of Nathan Rose and Sarah Haskill, on 6 Nov. 1787.  She was born 2 May 1768 at Chester, Hampden Co., MA.  They moved to Rupert, Bennington Co., VT about 1790.

Cyrus moved to Fair Haven on 1 April 1825 with his four unmarried children (Orpah, Eli, Ruth, and Joel), leaving Nathan and Abraham on the old homestead in Rupert, and Allen in India.  Cyrus bought from Jacob Willard the old Isaac Cutler farm on West St., on which he settled.  He married second Mary Bascom.  Although many sources state that Roxana died of consumption 3 (or 2) July 1825, age 57, in Fair Haven, R‑9 says the cemetery record for Fair Haven, VT for this death date is for Cyrus's second wife, Mary Bascom.

Cyrus married third Mehitable (Tolman) Alden of Dorset, VT, daughter of Captain John Tolman and Elizabeth Fisher, on 14 March 1827.  She was born 15 Nov. 1778 in Needham, Norfolk Co., MA, and died 17 Feb. 1875 at Sandwich, De Kalb Co., IL in her 97th year.  (R‑9[46], R‑50, R‑500, R‑501)

Children - Graves, by Roxana Rose

+1199.   Nathan Graves, b. 22 Oct. 1788, m(1) Polly Kinne, 21 July 1813, m(2) Salome Stoddard, 24 Feb. 1841, d. 27 Aug. 1876.

+1200.   Allen Graves, b. 8 April 1792, m. Mary Lee, 7 Dec. 1816, d. 30 Dec. 1843.

+1201.   Abram Graves, b. 15 July 1797, m. Zilpha Rose, 6 Nov. 1823, d. 2 Sept. 1865.

  1202.   Orpah Graves, b. 1 Sept. 1800, m. (Rev.) David O. Allen (of the American Mission to Bombay, India), Feb. 1838 (while visiting her brother, Allen Graves, who was a missionary to India), d. 5 June 1842 (Bombay, India).

+1203.   Eli Graves, b. 15 (or 18) Feb. 1803, m. Naomi Whedon, 16 March 1829, d. 16 July 1866.

  1204.   Ruth Graves, b. 30 Nov. 1808, d. 15 Sept. 1868 (Lee Co., GA).

+1205.   Joel Spencer (or Spenser) Graves, b. 15 June 1812, m(1) Eunice Whedon, 6 Sept. 1836, m(2) Amanda ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 11 May 1887.


Azariah Graves (442) was born in 1782 and died 10 Dec. 1834.  He married Hannah Fisher.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1206.   Sally Graves, b. 1803 (or 1805), d. 8 July 1824 (or 1826).[47]

  1207.   Mary Graves, b. 1807, d. 26 Jan. 1830.

  1208.   Ada Graves, b. 13 Jan. 1809, m. Milton Flowers, 3 Oct. 1827, d. 27 Oct. 1877.

+1209.   Metcalf Fisher Graves, b. 15 July 1811, m(1) Lovina Folger, 21 Nov. 1833, m(2) Elizabeth (Smith) Perry, 13 June 1857, d. 8 Sept. 1889.

+1210.   Franklin Graves, b. 3 June 1817, m(1) Eliza Bowe, 1 Oct. 1838, m(2) Eliza Nicholson.

  1211.   Lucetta Graves, m(1) Eliphalet Wood, m(2) Titus Bowe.

+1212.   Wesley Graves, b. 22 Nov. 1824, m(1) Sarah Bowe, 17 Nov. 1850, m(2) Matilda Smith, 14 April 1858, m(3) Catherine Emma Smith, 30 Oct. 1861, d. 15 April 1877.

  1213.   Lucy Graves, m. Titus Bowe.


Amos Graves (443) was born 3 Sept. 1784, and died 8 June 1845 in Northumberland, Saratoga Co., NY.  He married Betsey Rose, daughter of Nathan Rose and Sarah Haskill, on 18 Oct. 1808.  She was the sister of Roxana Rose who married Amos’ brother Cyrus.  She was born 23 June 1785, and died 15 Nov. 1835 in Northumberland, NY.  He married second Thankful Graves on 21 Feb. 1838.  She was born 27 Nov. 1800.  Thankful married second John Brown.  (The ancestry of Thankful Graves is not known.  Could she have been #1739, daughter of Chauncey Graves and Lucinda Barnes?)

Amos and Betsey settled at Rupert, VT, but moved in 1815 to Pawlet, VT where most of their children were born.  He moved to Northumberland, NY in 1842.  According to the history of Rupert, he had a large family, "some of whom were educated at college."  (R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Betsey Rose

+1214.   Azariah R. Graves, b. 4 Nov. 1809, m(1) Sophia Royce, m(2) Jane McNair, 1839, d. 7 (or 5) Nov. 1871.

+1215.   Eli Rose Graves, b. 7 Nov. 1811, m. Betsey Robinson, 7 April 1834, d. 17 Feb. 1845.

+1216.   Horatio Graves, b. 6 March 1814, m. Betsey Mason, 22 Feb. 1838, d. 24 Feb. 1888.

+1217.   Alexander Graves, b. 6 Feb. 1816, m. Rhoda Eddy, 3 Nov. 1841, d. 16 March 1900.

  1218.   Olive Graves, b. 17 July 1818, m. Havillah F. Anthony, 13 Feb. 1840, d. 3 April 1885 (North River, NY).

+1219.   Amos Graves, b. 30 April 1820, m. Mary Rose, 1 Jan. 1846, d. 11 June 1888.

  1220.   Zain Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1825, d. 11 Oct. 1843 (Tallahassee, FL).

  1221.   Betsey Graves, b. 6 March 1829, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Vandenburgh.  Lived in Bacon Hill, Saratoga Co., NY.


Rhoda Graves (444) was born in 1769 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA, and died in Feb. 1850.  She married Martin Martin.  He died in 1851.  They moved from Nobleborough in the Adirondacks to Homellsville, NY in 1835 or 1836.  It has not been proven that Luna is the daughter of Rhoda.  There may have been other children besides Luna, but their names are not known at this time.  They were the grandparents of Mrs. H. Cline of Homell, NY.  (R‑124, R‑500)

Children - Martin

+1222.   Luna Martin, b. 1785, m. Cyrenius Dewey, Jr., d. 1845.



David Graves (446) was born 25 Jan. 1767, and died 4 Oct. 1846 in North Granville, Washington Co., NY.  He married Priscilla King, daughter of Consider King and Sarah Palmer.  She was born 22 Jan. 1770 and died 9 Sept. 1841. They lived in North Granville.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1223.   Reuben Graves, b. 22 Feb. 1789, m(1) Polly Hollister, 22 Feb. 1815, m(2) Joanna (‑‑‑‑‑‑) Tupper, 18 Oct. 1848, d. 21 May 1852.

  1224.   Stephen Graves, b. 8 Nov. 1791, d. 13 Dec. 1806.

  1225.   Clara K. Graves, b. 23 Sept. 1793, m. Ira Curtiss.  Lived 26 miles from Olean, NY.


Abner Graves (447) was born 8 Jan. 1769 in Hillsdale, Columbia Co., NY, and died 21 Nov. 1851 in McClure Settlement, Broome Co., NY.  He married Elizabeth Burch.  She died after the birth of their first child.

He married second Catherine Couse in 1800.  She was born in 1784 in Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY, and died 24 April 1868.  He was the captain of the Militia Co. in 1804.  He resided in Masonville, Delaware Co., NY for over 20 years and most of his children were born there.  He lived in McClure Settlement after 1804.  Roxcy and his subsequent children were born in Masonville, Delaware Co., NY.  (R‑67, R‑172, R‑174, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Elizabeth Burch

+1226.   Anna (Laura?) Graves, m. Samuel Hamblet, d. June 1848.

Children - Graves, by Catherine Couse

+1227.   Edwin Graves, b. 19 Aug. 1804, m. Mary Gregory, 29 Aug. 1833, d. 6 Jan. 1846 (?).

+1228.   Roxcy (Mary Ann) Graves, b. 31 May 1807, m. Noah Miles Hamblet, 31 Dec. 1825, d. 30 March 1891.

+1229.   Nelson Graves, b. 20 Feb. 1809, m. Lois Mills, 1 Jan. 1830, d. 12 June 1898.

  1230.   Laura Graves, b. 26 May 1812, m(1) Robert Huggins Turner (of Deposit, Broome Co., NY), 19 Nov. 1831 (Masonville, NY), m(2) Samuel Humphrey (of Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY), 12 March 1848 (Tompkins, Delaware Co., NY), d. 30 Sept. 1877 (Tompkins, NY).

+1231.   Harriet Graves, b. 16 Aug. 1814, m. Seth Kennedy, d. 18 April 1899.

  1232.   Nancy Graves, b. 22 March 1816, d. 1826.

+1233.   Daniel Woodin Graves, b. 28 Oct. 1819, m. Lydia Marie Stiles, 15 Feb. 1844, d. 2 May 1889.

  1234.   Amos Dudley Graves, b. 12 May 1821, never married, d. 12 May 1855 (McClure Settlement, NY).

  1235.   Ann Elizabeth Graves, b. 27 Nov. 1824, m. Benjamin Turner Stiles, 9 Feb. 1842 (Barbourville, Delaware Co., NY).  Lived in McClure Settlement, NY.

+1236.   James Henry Graves, b. 26 Sept. 1828, m. Clarissa Owens, d. 3 Oct. 1915.


Nathan Graves (450) was born 12 Aug. 1774 in Hillsdale, Columbia Co., NY, and died 28 July 1857.  He married Mary (“Polly”) ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born in 1782 in Connecticut, and died 1 Nov. 1854.  They were both buried in Hopeton Cem., Hopeton, NY.  Nathan had lived at Granville, Washington Co., NY.  (R‑65, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1237.   Eliza Graves, b. 1805, d. 2 Nov. 1815.  Bur. Hopeton Cem.

+1238.   George S. Graves, b. 1811, m. Jane Page, 18 Jan. 1838.

+1239.   Sarah A. Graves[48], b. 1814, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Briggs, m(2) Samuel J. Buckley, d. 1875-1880.

+1240.   Israel Graves, b. 1818, m. Theresa ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 17 July 1882.

  1241.   Mary Graves, b. 1821, d. 2 Oct. 1837.  Bur. Hopeton Cem.

+1242.   Stephen Decatur Graves, b. 1825, m. Flora ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1 Dec. 1892.


Ira Graves (452) was born 6 July 1778.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ and lived in North Granville, Washington Co., NY.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1243.   daughter, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Connery.

  1244.   William A. Graves, b. North Granville, NY.


Amos Graves (453) was born 7 Nov. 1781 and died 15 Aug. 1849.  He married Elizabeth Fitch, daughter of Matthew Fitch and Sarah Reed, in the autumn of 1805.  She was born 30 Nov. 1783 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT, and died 10 Feb. 1863.  They lived in Green River in the town of Hillsdale, Columbia Co., NY until 1847, when they moved to Jersey City Heights, NJ.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1245.   Matthew F. Graves, b. 22 June 1806, never married, d. 19 July 1836.

+1246.   Ruby Graves, b. 15 Feb. 1808, m. Daniel West Ingersoll, 9 March 1831, d. 25 Sept. 1855.

  1247.   Caroline Graves, b. 19 Aug. 1809, d. 4 Jan. 1885.  She was principal of Bergen Female Seminary.

  1248.   Alfred Graves, b. 1 March 1811, d. 18 Sept. 1812.

+1249.   Jared Winslow Graves, b. 22 Sept. 1812, m. Eliza Jane Westray, 25 June 1845, d. 2 April 1863.

  1250.   Cornelia Graves, b. 27 Feb. 1815, d. 19 March 1815.

+1251.   Selden (or Seldon) Graves, b. 3 March 1816, m(1) Mary King Graves (#2666), 8 Jan. 1839, m(2) Eliza A. Shumway, autumn 1844, m(3) Mary Tyler, m(4) Maria Wells, d. 8 Aug. 1871.

  1252.   Maria Graves, b. 24 Jan. 1818, m. Charles Hyde Hinckley (of Hillsdale, NY), 11 Oct. 1842.

  1253.   Lydia Ann Graves, b. 29 May 1820, d. 27 Jan. 1852.  She was a teacher.

  1254.   Elizabeth F. Graves, b. 13 July 1822.  She lived at 538 Summit Ave., Jersey City, NJ.

  1255.   Amos W. Graves, b. 29 July 1824, d. 23 Jan. 1829.

  1256.   Albert Graves, b. 11 Aug. 1826, d. 22 Sept. 1827.


Selden Graves (454) was born 9 Sept. 1785, and died 7 Jan. 1869 at Melmore, Seneca Co., OH.  He married Lois Sabin, daughter of John Sabin (born 25 Nov. 1767) and Electa Pinchon of Killingly, CT, on 13 Sept. 1814.  Lois was born 12 March 1793 in Williamstown, Berkshire Co., MA, lived in Richfield, NY when she married, was college educated, and died 6 Sept. 1835, having had 10 children.

Selden married second Clarissa C. Brown of New Haven, Huron Co., OH on 31 Jan. 1837.  She was born 28 Feb. 1812 and died 1 May 1893, having had 7 children. Selden moved to Ohio in 1818, settled in New Haven, and later moved to Melmore.  Before he moved west he lived in Richfield, Otsego Co., NY.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Lois Sabin

  1257.   John L. Graves, b. 6 Oct. 1816, never married, d. 24 March 1850.  He was a lawyer.

  1258.   Claridon C. Graves, b. 6 March 1818, never married, d. 7 Dec. 1845.  He was a Methodist minister.

+1259.   Theodore Page Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1820, m. Eliza D. Randall, 21 June 1848, d. 7 June 1854.

+1260.   Delos White Graves, b. 25 (or 22) July 1822, m. Mary Elizabeth Swigart, 29 Sept. 1851, d. 24 March 1893.

  1261.   Ambrose S. Graves, b. 3 Feb. 1825, d. 26 July 1834.

  1262.   Orlando D. Graves, b. 25 July 1826, d. 22 Dec. 1845.

  1263.   Elizabeth Graves, b. 12 Dec. 1827, m. James Gray, 5 April 1854, d. 3 Feb. 1878.  Lived in Melmore, OH.

  1264.   Stephen Graves, b. 23 July 1829, d. 23 Dec. 1830.

  1265.   Selden Graves, b. 23 Jan. 1832.  He was a physician of fine education and attainments.  He went to Texas on a visit and was supposedly killed by the Mormons.  He was engaged to be married on his return.

  1266.   Samantha L. Graves, b. 21 Aug. 1835, d. Sept. 1835.

Children - Graves, by Clarissa Brown

  1267.   Caroline Graves, b. 31 May 1841, m. William P. Noel, 20 Feb. 1867 (Melmore, OH).  Lived in Star City, Pulaski Co., IN in 1898.

  1268.   Amos C. Graves, b. 6 June 1843, d. 12 March 1845.

  1269.   Electa H. Graves, b. 21 May 1845, d. 4 March 1846.

  1270.   Milton I. Graves, b. 18 Jan. 1848, m. Florence B. Price.  Lived in Andover, Day Co., SD.  No children.

  1271.   Robert T. Graves, b. 5 April 1850, d. 4 Oct. 1851.

  1272.   Patience Hatch Graves, b. 1 June 1853, m. Ralph Baker, 6 May 1874.  He was b. 7 June 1851.  Lived in Garden Grove, IA.

  1273.   Samantha T. Graves, b. 24 Oct. 1856, d. 27 Feb. 1881 (shortly before she was to have been married).



Uriel Stewart (456) was born 23 Nov. 1765, and died 24 Oct. 1833 in Westford, Chittenden Co., VT.  He married Anna Holgate on 20 Feb. 1789.  (R‑45)

Children - Stewart

  1274.   Lucy Stewart

  1275.   Sylvia Stewart

  1276.   Asenath Stewart (male), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Larkin.

  1277.   Martha (“Patty”) Stewart, m. Peter Chase.

  1278.   Sarah Stewart, m. Plumy Fassett, 15 May 1833 (Montgomery, Franklin Co., VT).

+1279.   Alvan Stewart, b. 1790 (Granville, Washington Co., NY), m. Utica ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  1280.   Rhoda Stewart, b. 1794, d. 2 July 1811 (Westford, VT).

  1281.   Eunice Stewart, b. 1799, d. 18 May 1802 (Duxbury, Washington Co., VT).

  1282.   Anna Stewart, b. 1 Oct. 1801, d. 25 March 1812 (Westford, VT).

  1283.   Elvira Stewart, b. 1809, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Bryant (Madison, Dane Co., WI).


Barzillai (Bargillias) Stewart (458) was born 7 Nov. 1769.  He married Mary Frost.  He married second Mary (“Polly”) Williamson.  He married third Mary Hyde on 26 Nov. 1815 in Shoreham, Addison Co., VT.  (R‑45)

Children - Stewart, by Mary Frost

  1284.   Lucinda Stewart, m. Elias Hurlburt.

  1285.   Charles Stewart, m. Olive Myers.

  1286.   Helim Stewart, m(1) Emily Humphrey, m(2) Lorain Stow, 9 Jan. 1823.

  1287.   Thomas Joel Stewart, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Rider.

  1288.   Stephen Stewart, m. Hannah Sargent, 30 Oct. 1833 (Ludlow, Windsor Co., VT).

  1289.   Mary Stewart, m. Robert Myers.

  1290.   Samuel R. (Lemuel) Stewart, m. Clarissa Myers, 12 Sept. 1838 (Bristol, Addison Co., VT).

  1291.   Adeline B. Stewart, m. William S. Howden, 10 Feb. 1839 (Ira, Rutland Co., VT).

  1292.   Alvan Uriel Stewart, m. Elvira L. Parmelee, 21 Dec. 1842 (Bristol, VT).

  1293.   John Stewart

  1294.   Erastus Stewart

  1295.   Emily Stewart

  1296.   Barzillai Stewart, b. 1796, m. Dorothy Williamson, 25 Jan. 1818, d. 2 March 1844 (Bristol, VT).

  1297.   Amasa Stewart, b. 1809, d. 22 May 1826.

Children - Stewart, by Mary Williamson

  1298.   Mary Stewart

Children - Stewart, by Mary Hyde

+1299.   Salmon (or Zalmon) Hyde Stewart, m. Emily Asenath Stewart (#1332), 31 Oct. 1831.


Amasa Stewart (460) was born 16 Aug. 1773.  He married Lois Rudd.  (R‑45)

Children - Stewart

  1300.   Sophia Stewart, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Deverough, d. 1862 (Springfield, Delaware Co., PA).

  1301.   James Stewart

+1302.   Selina Stewart, b. 4 Feb. 1806, m. Hiram Thompson, 20 May 1826.


Rhoda Stewart (461) was born in 1774.  She married James Ager.  (R‑45)

Children - Ager

  1303.   child

  1304.   child

  1305.   child

  1306.   child

  1307.   child


William Henry Stewart (462) was born 14 Dec. 1776.  He married Patience Denton.  (R‑45)

Children - Stewart

  1308.   James F. Stewart, d.c. 1874.

  1309.   Gara Denton Stewart

  1310.   Justus Stewart

  1311.   Amelia Stewart

  1312.   William H. Stewart

  1313.   Daniel Stewart

  1314.   George W. Stewart


Elliott Stewart (464) was born 19 Aug. 1782.  He married Susanna Griffin in Richfield, Otsego Co., NY.  (R‑45)

Children - Stewart

+1315.   Anna D. Stewart, m. Samuel Graves.

  1316.   Amelia Malvina (Arvilla) Stewart

+1317.   Lurancy Stewart, m. Sands Oathout.

  1318.   Cynthia Sophronia Stewart, m. Alonzo Belknap.

+1319.   Julia Ann Stewart, m. Niles Oathout.

  1320.   Emily Amanda Stewart, m. William Hammond.

+1321.   James Elliott Stewart, m. Anna Rice.


Hulda Stewart (465) was born in 1783.  She married Silas Harrison.  (R‑45)

Children - Harrison

  1322.   Truman Harrison

  1323.   Lovina Harrison

  1324.   Caroline Harrison, m. S. Lindley.

  1325.   Rebecca Harrison

  1326.   Erastmus Harrison, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Fish.

  1327.   Diana Harrison

  1328.   child


Philetus Stewart (466) was born 7 March 1785 in New York, and died 16 Aug. 1872 in Georgetown, Fairfield Co., CT.  He married Susanna Ballard, daughter of Dane Ballard and Rebecca Forbes, on 26 Oct. 1805, in Hamilton, Madison Co., NY.  She was born 28 Feb. 1786 in Salem, Essex Co., MA, and died 14 March 1868 in Libano, NY.  Their children were born in Georgetown, CT.  (R‑1, R‑45, R‑127)

Children - Stewart

  1329.   Allen Philetus Stewart, b. 14 Nov. 1807, m. Sarah M. Rider, 16 (or 9) May 1842, d. 5 March 1890.

+1330.   James Uriel Stewart, b. 20 July 1809, m. Eunice Justice, 20 Oct. 1841, d. 1889.

+1331.   Corydon Forbes Stewart, b. 11 March 1811, m. Mary Ann Johnston, 9 Sept. 1832, d. 7 Oct. 1892.

  1332.   Emily Asenath Stewart, b. 27 Oct. 1813, m. Salmon (or Zalmon) Hyde (#1299), 31 Oct. 1831.  See #1299 for descendants.

+1333.   Elliott William Stewart, b. 14 July 1817, m. Marion Jamieson, 13 Nov. 1845, d. 1894 (or 27 Oct. 1897).

+1334.   Alvin (or Alvan) Franklin Stewart, b. 18 April 1819, m. Camera (or Comera) Owen, 29 Oct. 1843, d. 12 Dec. 1902.

+1335.   Sanford Head Stewart, b. 22 May 1821, m. Sarah E. Seals, 30 Aug. 1843, d. 24 Jan. 1893.

+1336.   Susan Evaline Stewart, b. 20 March 1823, m. Francis Burt, 23 Oct. 1843.

+1337.   Oscar Orville Stewart, b. 19 Aug. 1825, m. Ann Fisk (or Fish), 1847.

+1338.   Mary L. Stewart, b. 23 Nov. 1827, m. Orange Baker, 1850, d. 1910.



Hon. John Graves (467) was born 22 (or 27) Dec. 1778 in what was then Albany County in the state of NY, and died 17 Feb. 1855.  He married Abigail Munn, daughter of David Munn and Lois Osborn, on 30 Sept. 1800.  She was born 27 Dec. 1780 and died 27 Dec. 1816.  He married second Esther Smith, a native of Rhode Island, on 15 Jan. 1818.  She was born 19 Dec. 1784 and died 10 Oct. 1860.

He moved to Herkimer County, NY in 1795 and purchased a farm in that part of the town of Norway now known as Russia, near Gravesville.  He was a very prominent and useful citizen, ensign in Militia Co. in 1805, drummer in the War of 1812, supervisor of the town, justice of the peace, member of the Assembly of the state of New York in 1813 and 1824, and high sheriff of Herkimer County in 1829, 1830, and 1831.  He was a tall, sandy-complexioned man, dignified but approachable.  His residence was still standing on the main road from Newport to Trenton Falls in the early 1900's.  John, Abigail and Esther were buried in the cemetery at Gravesville, town of Russia, NY.

According to History of Herkimer County by Nathaniel S. Benton, Albany, 1856, pages 320-321:  “John Graves was a native of Dutchess county in this state and removed into the town of Russia in 1795, where he selected and purchased by contract a lot in the ‘wild woods’ which he designed to convert into a farm, and make it his abiding place and home.  John arrived at the age of sixteen with his only possession, an axe.  At the age of 19 years he had paid the contract price for the land, when calling for his deed the seller could not make him a title, and he was compelled to find the true owner and again bargain and pay for the lot, which he did.  This was a hard and discouraging beginning in life to be encountered by one so young and in a new and wilderness county, but he no doubt believed it better for him to combat the adversities which had overtaken him, where he then was, than to try any new locality or other expedient.  The sequel of life with him proved he acted wisely and prudently.  He first purchased one hundred six acres, and then later added one hundred forty-four for a total of two hundred fifty acres.

He was elected member of assembly in this county in 1812, on a ticket with Rudolph I. Shoemaker and Hosea Nelson.  His majority, although he had the largest vote of any candidate on his ticket, was only 40; and the average majority of the successful candidates was fifty-three.  This was at the eve of the eventful period of the war with Great Britain when political party lines were stringently drawn.  Mr. Graves supported the war policy of the then national government.  He was again chosen member of assembly at the November election in 1823, with Christopher P. Bellinger and Caleb Budlong, and was consequently a member of the house during the stormy session in the winter of 1824, and at the extra session in the following November.  The subjects which engrossed public attention at this time are noticed in another portion of this work.  He favored the claims of William H. Crawford to the presidency and acted throughout with the republican party of this state in the fruitless effort of securing his election.

Having been chosen sheriff of the county, he entered upon the duties of the office on the 1st day of January, 1829, which he discharged with great fidelity and satisfaction to the public.  At the end of his official term he retired from public life to the enjoyments of a domestic home, surrounded by competence and the society of friends who knew and appreciated his worth.  He died at Gravesville in the town of Russia on the 16th of February, 1855, aged 76 years, leaving a widow and two sons, one of whom is the Hon. Ezra Graves of Herkimer.

The obituary notice of his death disclosed the fact that he died of consumption after a protracted and painful sickness.  Mr. Graves was among the first of the hardy and resolute pioneers who penetrated the wilderness to the northwesterly portion of the Royal grant, where for sixty years he marked the times and seasons as they came and went, and noticed the exit of his compeers as they passed life’s threshold to their long rest and silent home.  But few remain of those who, before the year 1800, emigrated into the county for the purpose of settlement, and the sod of the valley shall soon mark the place where that few must rest.”  (R‑21, R‑158, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Abigail Munn

  1339.   Crosby Graves, b. 2 Oct. 1801, d. 22 May 1822.  He studied medicine and had a promising career before him, but was taken sick and died.  Bur. Gravesville, NY.

+1340.   Ezra Graves, b. 1 Dec. 1803, m. Maria Card, 13 Oct. 1825, d. 8 Jan. 1883.

+1341.   John Russell Graves, b. 1 March 1809, m. Maria Phillips, 10 Jan. 1831, d. 26 May 1840.

Children - Graves, by Esther Smith

+1342.   Solomon Graves, b. 24 Feb. 1819, m. Margaret Smith, 21 April 1842, d. 13 April 1897.

  1343.   Abigail Graves, b. 15 June 1822, d. 10 July 1823.  Bur. Gravesville.

  1344.   Thomas Jefferson Graves, b. 28 Jan. 1828, d. 3 March 1829.  Bur. Gravesville.


Dr. Ezra Graves (468) was born about 1780 in Albany County, NY, and died about 1830.  He married Sophronia Curtis.  He married second Esther Adams, who had no children.  She died about 1823.  He married third Mary Esther Adams, sister of his second wife.

He became a physician and lived near his brother John in what is now the town of Russia in Herkimer Co., NY.  He and his first wife deeded lands there, part of no. 47 in the 3rd allotment of the Royal Grant, on 2 June 1804, and shortly afterwards moved to Cleveland, OH where he became a pioneer physician.  He owned three or four acres now contained in college grounds opposite Wade Park.

He was a devoted freemason and lieutenant of the militia in Herkimer County in 1803 and 1804 and, while a resident of Cleveland, participated in the War of 1812, was lieutenant in the 48th Regiment of Ohio Infantry, and was brevetted captain by the Commander in Chief at Buffalo, NY on 27 Oct. 1812, where his regiment was in service.  He was a good husband and kind father, persevering and undaunted by difficulties.  He built a mill on Doan Creek a short way above the old Crawford Mill.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Sophronia Curtis

+1345.   Temperance Cook Graves, m. Oliver Robinson.

+1346.   Deborah Graves, m. Jonathan Simmons, 1818.

+1347.   Hiram W. Graves, m. Calista Baldwin, 1830, d. 1850.

+1348.   John Graves, m(1) Caroline Blanchard, 3 March 1841, m(2) Lovica Gleason.

+1349.   Ezra Snyder Graves, m(1) Anna Nash, m(2) Wealthy Cottrell.

  1350.   Anna Graves, never married, d. in Canada.


William Graves (469) was born about 1783, and died before 1825 from the effects of his imprisonment during the War of 1812.  He married Lydia ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She married second ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Curtiss.  She married third ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Seeley.  He lived at Elizabethtown, Canada, about 10 miles from Brockville, where he was imprisoned.  Brockville is situated on the north side of the St. Lawrence River, 12 to 15 miles southwest of Ogdensburg.  He was an engineer and was imprisoned twice for drawing maps for the Americans and for serving with the American Army against the British in the War of 1812.  He gave his brother Dr. Ezra Graves of Cleveland, OH a power of attorney authorizing him to convey property in Virginia.  This document was dated 26 April 1819 at Cleveland and acknowledged the same day before Horace Perry, Recorder at Cleveland.  He had no children.

A letter from William to his brother John was printed in the Herkimer American Statesman on June 21, 1821 and is included in the Appendix of this book.  (R‑500)


Levi Graves (470) was born 12 Aug. 1785, and died 12 Nov. 1825 in the village of Poland in Herkimer Co., NY.  He married Anna Varney, daughter of John Varney and Thankful Goodrich of Russia, Herkimer Co., NY, in 1814.  She was born 18 Nov. 1787, and died 18 May 1845 at Middleville, Herkimer Co. He lived within the present limits of the village of Poland in Herkimer Co., NY, where all his children were born.  He was a soldier in the War of 1812, ensign in the Herkimer County Militia in 1816, and lieutenant in 1817.  Levi was a member of the Russia Universalist Church.  They were both buried in Poland, NY.  (R‑84, R‑158, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1351.   Laura Graves, b. 17 March 1815, m. William Munn, 1835, d. 6 Jan. 1898.  He was b. 15 Feb. 1810 (Newport, Herkimer Co., NY), son of David Munn and Sarah Allen, d. 13 Nov. 1888.  Lived in Poland, NY.  David Munn was the brother of Abigail Munn, who married John Graves (#467).

  1352.   Abigail Graves, b. 14 March 1816, m. Edward P. Cheever, 15 Nov. 1835 (Newport, NY), d. 1875 (McConnellsville, NY).  He d. 6 May 1869 (New Haven, NY), the first president of the Cotton Mills at Middleville, NY.

+1353.   George Graves, b. 23 April 1818, m(1) Sarah J. Boss, 23 Jan. 1840, m(2) Mary A. Stevens, 6 Oct. 1857, d. 24 Sept. 1884.

+1354.   Harriet Graves, b. 17 Sept. 1821, m. George Potter, 1840, d. 10 Nov. 1861.

  1355.   Caroline Graves, b. 21 July 1823, m. Chauncey R. Forbes, 19 Dec. 1850 (Newport, NY), d. 12 July 1893 (Poland, NY).  He was b. 11 Oct. 1821, son of Jacob Forbes and Clarissa Preston of North Gage, Oneida Co., NY.  Lived in Poland, NY.



Cynthia Graves (474) was born in 1789 (or 3 Oct. 1811, according to R‑500), probably in Lebanon, Madison Co., NY, and died 28 Jan. 1873 in Milan, Erie Co., OH.  She married Jonathan McCulloch, son of Alexander McCulloch and Temperance Edgecomb, in 1815 in Sherburne, Chenango Co., NY.  He was born in 1790 in Kingsbury, Washington Co., NY, and died 16 May 1873 in Milan, OH.  Alexander was born in 1753 in Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA, and died 12 Aug. 1808 in Sherburne, NY.  Cynthia and Jonathan were buried in Milan Cem., Milan, OH.  (R‑43, R‑500)

Children - McCulloch

+1356.   Carleton Graves McCulloch, b. 1818, m. Harriet L. Pettibone, 26 May 1842, d. 11 April 1895.

+1357.   Charles Rollin McCulloch, b. 4 April 1825, m. Rhoda Gould, 23 Oct. 1848, d. after 1881.

  1358.   Cornelia McCulloch, b. 3 March 1829 (Erie, PA), m. George Burt, d. 9 May 1875 (Milan, OH).  Bur. 14 May 1875 (Milan Cem.)  George was b. 4 Feb. 1826, d. 25 Jan. 1854 (Milan, OH), and was bur. in the Milan Cem.


Amos Graves (478) was born 25 May 1794 in Fairfield, Herkimer Co., NY.  He married Clarissa Saxon on 21 June 1827 at Concord, Erie Co., PA.  She died 17 April 1833.  He married second his cousin Harriet Wentworth Bloss of Brighton, Monroe Co., NY, daughter of Joseph Bloss and Amy Kennedy, on 7 July 1836.  She was born 26 Sept. 1792 at Alford, Berkshire Co., MA.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Clarissa Saxon

  1359.   Byron Graves, b. 28 July 1828, d. young.

+1360.   Amos Mandeville Graves, b. 17 Dec. 1832, m. Maud Arms.


Chauncey Graves (479) was born 11 Oct. 1796 and died 6 May 1871.  He married Betsey Palmer on 7 Nov. 1837 at Westfield, Chautauqua Co., NY.  They lived in Harbor Creek, Erie Co., PA and had three children.  Chauncey and his two identified children were buried in the Harbor Creek Cem.  (R‑43, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1361.   child

  1362.   C. Rollin Graves, b. and d. 1841.

  1363.   Mortimer Graves, d. 12 May 1845.


Milton Graves (481) was born 8 (or 31) May 1801 in Lebanon, Madison Co., NY, and died 9 April 1866 near Murrayville, IL, aged 64 years and 11 months.  He married Mary Ann Hervey (or Harvey) on 25 July 1850 at Galena, Jo Daviess Co., IL.  She died 28 April 1862 at West Point, Stevenson Co., IL, age 41.  They lived in West Point, IL.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1364.   Alice Wentworth Graves, b. 3 June 1851 (West Point, IL), m. Charles Rollin Thatcher, 13 Feb. 1879 (Lynnville, IL).

  1365.   Celestia Graves, b. and d. 9 March 1853.

  1366.   Cynthia Jane Graves, b. 16 Jan. 1856.  Lived in Jacksonville, IL.

  1367.   Esther Graves (twin), b. 2 Dec. 1858 (West Point, IL), d. young.

  1368.   Fanny Graves (twin), b. 2 Dec. 1858 (West Point, IL), d. young.

  1369.   Newell Graves, b. 19 Jan. 1860.  Lived at Lockett, CO.

  1370.   May Lilian Graves, b. 14 April 1862.  Lived at Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL.


Amy Wentworth Graves (483) was born 26 Feb. 1806 and died 17 July 1855.  She married Dr. Patrick Wells Gray of Buffalo, NY on 29 Sept. 1830 in Erie, Erie Co., PA.  He was born in 1806 and died 5 June 1882.  They lived in Elmira, NY. (R‑43, R‑500)

Children - Gray

  1371.   Carroll Gray.  Lived in Iowa.

+1372.   Rollin B. Gray, b. 4 June 1840, m. Lydia Dutcher Whitney, 29 Aug. 1867, d. 5 Feb. 1910.



Hon. Jedediah Graves (486) was born 7 Nov. 1780 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 17 Jan. 1861 in Sherman, Fairfield Co., CT.  He married his cousin Sally Northrup on 6 Feb. 1803.  She was born 8 Aug. 1785 and died 1 Sept. 1871.  He was a judge of the Superior Court and president of the bank at Bridgeport, CT, a man of marked ability and prominence.  (R‑80, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1373.   Flora Ann Graves, b. 1 Oct. 1804, m. Sylvanus Merwin (of New Milford, CT), d. 1884.

+1374.   Ezra Horatio Graves, b. 11 Sept. 1806, m(1) Phoebe Brockway, 1830, m(2) Julia B. Pickett, 1843, d. 6 May 1886.

  1375.   Ruth Amelia Graves, b. 25 June 1808.  Lived in Morris, CT.

  1376.   Rebecca Beardsley Graves, b. 28 Aug. 1810, m. Drusus B. Nichols (of Newton, CT), d. 3 July 1861 (LaGrange Co., IN).

+1377.   David Graves, b. 30 May 1812, m. Phebe Sherwood, 20 April 1832, d. 2 July 1887.

+1378.   Jedediah Jackson Graves, b. 21 March 1815, m(1) Mary Elizabeth (or Eliza) Giddings, 20 May 1835, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d.c. Aug. 1897.

  1379.   Charles Sterling Graves, b. 8 Aug. 1817, d. 9 Jan. 1837.

  1380.   Sally Graves, b. 4 Aug. 1819, d. 17 Jan. 1820.

  1381.   Comelia Graves, b. 5 July 1821, d. 11 Sept. 1833 (Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT).

+1382.   Henry Bennett Graves, b. 4 April 1823, m(1) Mary Eliot Dutton, 28 April 1847, m(2) Sarah M. Smith, 23 Oct. 1866, d. 1891.

  1383.   Sarah Graves, b. 19 Sept. 1824, d. 27 Nov. 1826.

+1384.   George Washington Graves, b. 1 Dec. 1825, m. Hannah E. Brush, 31 Oct. 1854.

  1385.   Sarah Jane Graves, b. 2 Sept. 1827, m. Bradley R. Agaid (of Torrington, CT), d. Jan. 1889.  Lived in Torrington after their marriage.

+1386.   Edward Graves, b. 17 April 1830, m. Mamie L. Weeks, d. 24 June 1874.



Sterling Graves (489) was born 9 Sept. 1772 in Old Lebanon, CT, and died 25 April 1841 in Royalton, Cuyahoga Co., OH.  He married Rosetta Matthews, daughter of Aaron Matthews and Hannah Tuttle, on 1 Jan. 1801 in Camden, Oneida Co., NY.  She was born 23 April 1784 in Addison Co., VT, and died 7 Sept. 1853 in Ohio.  They lived in Vienna, Oneida Co., NY and moved to Perry, Wyoming Co., NY before 1825.  He moved to Ohio in 1833 “where he resumed his calling of a farmer” according to Portraits and Biographical of Branch County [MI], 1888.  (R‑134, R‑186, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1387.   Almond M. Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1801 (Camden, NY), d. 23 Feb. 1804.

  1388.   Norman Graves, b. 23 Dec. 1803, d. 12 March 1806.

+1389.   Lyman Matthews Graves, b. 18 April 1806, m(1) Minerva Bradley, 24 Dec. 1829, m(2) Mary Malvina Ward, 30 Dec. 1857, d. 11 Nov. 1872.

  1390.   Lucinda Graves, b. 28 July 1808, d. 18 July 1834.

+1391.   Almond Sterling Graves, b. 2 March 1811, m. Almina M. McClafflin (or Clafflin), 29 Sept. 1842, d. 6 Feb. 1899.

+1392.   Charlotte Hannah Graves, b. 14 May 1813, m. Laban Alverson, 13 Feb. 1833, d. 4 Nov. 1865.

+1393.   Harriet Graves, b. 10 July 1816, m. Thomas Carnaby, 19 Oct. 1837.

+1394.   Norman Alonzo Graves, b. 15 May 1819, m. Mary Ann Johnson, 31 (or 30) Dec. 1847, d. Jan. 1903.

+1395.   Mary Rosetta Graves, b. 24 Dec. 1822, m. William Johnson, 27 March 1845, d. 11 March 1903.

+1396.   Orange Hart Graves, b. 29 May 1825, m. Horatia M. Stone, 22 March 1853, d. 13 Sept. 1876.

+1397.   Julia Amarilla Graves, b. 16 Feb. 1829, m. Andrew Shattuck, 28 June 1853, d. 25 Aug. 1877.


Hon. Jonathan Graves (491) was born 7 May 1777 in Shelburne, Franklin Co., MA, and died 13 April 1849.  He married Nancy (Cotes) Grannis on 4 March 1804.  She was born 8 July 1778 at Thompson, Windham Co., CT, and died 2 Oct. 1866.  He moved to Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY between 1801 and 1804.  He was a captain of a militia company in Oneida Co., NY in 1803, served in the War of 1812, was in the battle of Sackets Harbor, and was a member of the Assembly of the state of New York in 1812.  (R‑36, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1398.   Nancy Maria Graves, b. 1 Sept. 1809, d. 21 Oct. 1826.

+1399.   Martin Lisk Graves, b. 14 Aug. 1811, m. Matilda E. Wood, 19 March 1840, d. 22 March 1890.

+1400.   Elijah Graves, b. 16 July 1813, m. Amelia Davis, 4 July 1840, d. 18 Dec. 1882.

  1401.   Hannah Turner Graves, b. 13 Aug. 1817, never married, d. 11 Aug. 1844.


Roswell Graves (492) was born about 1780 in Deerfield, Franklin Co., MA, and died 2 May 1870 in Ferrisburg, Addison Co., VT.  He married Lavina (or Lavinia) Gage.  (R‑36, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1402.   Betsey Graves, b.c. 1808, never married, d. 12 Dec. 1876.

+1403.   William Gage Graves, b. 2 Sept. 1810, m. Nancy Griswold, 27 Feb. 1840, d. 3 Sept. 1890.

  1404.   Jonathan R. Graves, b.c. 1813, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 10 Nov. 1861.

+1405.   Elijah Graves, b.c. 1823, m. Betsey E. Hawkins, 23 Feb. 1860.


Elijah Graves (493) was born 17 Aug. 1782 in Shelburne, Franklin Co., MA, died 29 May 1870 in Vienna, Oneida Co., NY, and was buried in the McConnellsville Cem.  He moved to Vienna at the age of eighteen, with his father Jonathan.  He is also listed in the 1810 and 1820 censuses as living in the town of Vienna, NY.  He married Sarah Hazen, daughter of Willard Hazen and Ruhamah Harrington of VT, in 1808.  She was born 31 Oct. 1786, and died 4 April 1854 in Vienna, NY.  He was in the War of 1812, was justice of the peace in Vienna for over 20 years, and was a very prominent man, philanthropic and patriotic.  Elijah was also a farmer, according to the 1850 census.  In 1857, he was listed in the town of Vienna, as owning “personal” property (not real estate) assessed at $300.  (R‑36, R‑153, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1406.   William Hazen Graves, b. 14 Oct. 1809, m. Minerva Ward (or Wade), March 1837, d. 21 Oct. 1885.

+1407.   Elijah Leander Graves, b. 12 April 1812, m. Jeannette L. Gleason, 1 Jan. 1840, d. 17 July 1872.

+1408.   Julia Emeline Graves, b. 28 May 1814, m. Nathaniel Halstead, 1838, d. 4 Oct. 1898.

  1409.   Sarah Angeline Graves, b. 1818, m. John Evans, d. 1865.

  1410.   Paul Willard Graves, b. Aug. 1819, d. 25 March 1822.

+1411.   Jonathan Willard Graves, b. 6 Aug. 1822, m. Sarah Halstead, Dec. 1843, d. 4 Jan. 1911.


Isaac Graves (496) was born 20 Aug. 1791 in Vienna, Oneida Co., NY, and died 28 (or 26) Sept. 1847 at the home of his son Charles Alvin Graves in Dundee, Monroe Co., MI.  He married Mary Johnson on 4 July 1815.  She died in 1820.  He married second Hannah Darrow, daughter of George Darrow and Hannah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 1 Jan. 1822.  She was born 30 July 1803.  They lived in Vienna until 1835, when they moved to Dundee.  Their first 9 children were born in Vienna, NY, and the other 6 in Dundee, MI.  (R‑36, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Mary Johnson

+1412.   William Bradford Graves, b. 13 July 1816, m. Eliza A. Allen, 4 Aug. 1844.

  1413.   Mary Melissa Graves, b. 18 March 1818, m. James H. Ward (of Dundee, MI), 28 Oct. 1844.

  1414.   Phylena Matilda Graves, b. 9 Oct. 1819, m. Charles Jackson (of Dundee, MI), 1 April 1837.

Children - Graves, by Hannah Darrow

+1415.   Charles Alvin Graves, b. 27 Jan. 1823, m. Elmira Rocelia Holt, 3 July 1845, d. 21 June 1882.

  1416.   Sophronia Charlotte Graves, b. 2 Dec. 1824, m. Harry Everett Stevens, 11 Oct. 1847, d. 24 Oct. 1911 (Mooreville Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI).  He d. 2 April 1877.  Lived in Dundee, MI.  They were bur. next to each other in the London, Monroe Co., MI Cem.

  1417.   Anna Maria Graves, b. 12 Oct. 1826, d. 21 June 1836 (Dundee, MI).

  1418.   Harriett Marilla Graves, b. 9 Sept. 1828, m. Ansyl F. Palmer, 22 Sept. 1850, d. 30 Nov. 1891.  He was from London, MI.  He d. 3 Jan. 1863, killed in the Battle of Stone River, TN, while commanding a company of soldiers in the Civil War.

  1419.   Betsey Jane Graves, b. 25 Jan. 1830, m. Merrit Howe, 28 Nov. 1852, d. 5 Feb. 1890 (London, MI).  He was from London, MI, and d. 16 July 1912 (Milan, Monroe Co., MI).

  1420.   Julia Algenia Graves, b. 24 Feb. 1832, d. 9 Oct. 1855 (Dundee, MI).

+1421.   George Joshua Graves, b. 4 April 1835, m. Mary A. Finch, 10 Dec. 1865.

+1422.   James Isaac Graves, b. 12 June 1838, m. Amanda A. Aldrich, 15 May 1864, d. 29 July 1907.

  1423.   Rhoda Elmira Graves, b. 9 April 1840, m. Thomas E. Havens, 13 Aug. 1864.  He was from Comstock, Kalamazoo Co., MI, and d. 26 July 1911 (Manhattan, Riley Co., KS).  They lived at 202 S. Juliette St., Manhattan, KS.

  1424.   Celia Emeline Graves, b. 13 April 1842, m. Simeon Howe, 5 July 1858, d. 3 Aug. 1887 (London, MI).  He was from London, MI, and d. 18 Nov. 1888 in Augusta Twp., Monroe Co., MI.  They were both bur. in London Cem.

  1425.   Jonathan Alonzo Graves, b. 6 Feb. 1844, d. 12 Dec. 1861 (in a hospital in TN).  He was a soldier in the Civil War.

  1426.   Hannah Phydelia Graves, b. 1 Feb. 1847, m. David K. Havens (of Comstock, MI), 2 Oct. 1866, d. 6 July 1910 (Alta Vista, KS).  He d. 1895 (KS).



Martha Jordan Graves (497) was born 7 April 1773 and died 22 Feb. 1847.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hubbard.  (R‑500)

Children - Hubbard

  1427.   Augustus Hubbard

  1428.   Solon Hubbard

  1429.   Emily Hubbard


William Graves (498) was born 18 Dec. 1774 in Hebron, Tolland Co., CT, and died 22 May 1852.  He married Anna Cone.  She was born 25 Dec. 1776 and died 18 Nov. 1857.  He was living in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., NY when he purchased his land in Russia, Herkimer Co., NY in 1801 and moved there.  In addition to the children listed below, William Graves adopted the orphaned children of his daughter Harriet, and changed their last name from Thurber to Graves:  they were William G. and Frederick.  William and Anna were buried in the Gravesville Cem., Russia, NY.  (R‑121, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1430.   Harriet (or Hannah) Graves, b. 8 June 1797, m. Collins Thurber, d. 30 Aug. 1822.

  1431.   Henry Graves, b. 8 Feb. 1801, d. 26 Feb. 1828 (Washington, MS).  He graduated from Union College in 1822.

  1432.   Mary Graves, b. 20 March 1803, d. 18 (or 8) Nov. 1818.


Mary Graves (499) was born 22 Feb. 1777.  She married Elijah Seaver.  They lived in Russia, Herkimer Co., NY.  (R‑500)

Children - Seaver

  1433.   Betsey Seaver

  1434.   Elijah Seaver

  1435.   Lucy Seaver


Experience Graves (500) was born 6 Oct. 1780.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Harp.  She married second Laban G. Wheeler in 1806.  (R‑500)

Children - Harp

  1436.   Mary Harp

  1437.   Anna Harp

Children - Wheeler

  1438.   Isaac Wheeler

  1439.   George Wheeler

  1440.   William Wheeler

  1441.   Elijah Wheeler

  1442.   Susan Wheeler

  1443.   Mary Ann Wheeler

  1444.   Irene Wheeler

  1445.   Martha Wheeler

  1446.   Louisa Jane Wheeler


Dr. Elijah Graves (502) was born 29 Sept. 1784, and died 1 Sept. 1869 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., NY.  He married Sarah Moffitt on 9 Feb. 1814.  She was born 31 May 1791 and died 29 Sept. 1817.  He married second Rachel Platt on 19 Aug. 1818.  She was born 8 April 1791 and died 6 Oct. 1826.  He married third Sarah DeGraw on 22 July 1828.  She died 23 Feb. 1885.  He was a physician of ability and prominence and a surgeon of the Militia of Rensselaer Co. from 1817 to 1821.  He lived in Stephentown, NY.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Rachel Platt

  1447.   Mary Elizabeth Graves, b. 11 Nov. 1821, m. Henry D. Bennett.  Lived in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.

  1448.   Elijah Graves, b. 11 Nov. 1823, d. 16 Jan. 1855.

Children - Graves, by Sarah DeGraw

  1449.   Rachel Platt Graves, b. 16 May 1831, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑  Conkling.  Lived in Los Angeles, CA.

  1450.   Ann Eliza Graves, b. 26 July 1833, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Barnes, d. 9 April 1854.

+1451.   William Graves, b. 23 Jan. 1840, m. Frances A. Carpenter, 25 March 1863.


George T. Graves (503) was born 30 Jan. 1788 in Hebron, Tolland Co., CT, and died 17 July 1868 in Russia, Herkimer Co., NY.  He married Esther Beardsley, daughter of Levi Beardsley, on 6 June 1807 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT.  She was born 29 Nov. 1791 and died 4 April 1866.  They lived in Waterbury until about 1812 or 1814, when they moved to Gravesville, in the town of Russia, where they lived until their deaths.  (R‑158, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1452.   Tallman Graves, b. 30 March 1808, d. 11 April 1808.

  1453.   Sophia Graves, b. 3 March 1809, never married, d. 14 Sept. 1866.

  1454.   George Henry Graves, b. 23 Nov. 1811, d. 1 May 1875.

  1455.   Albert Hiram Graves, b. 27 Aug. 1818, d. 10 Nov. 1902.

+1456.   Ann Maria Graves, b. 15 June 1820, m. Rufus Jencks, 11 June 1838, d. 23 Dec. 1903.

+1457.   Isaac Newton Graves, b. 2 June 1828, m. Caroline A. Pierce, 14 Oct. 1852, d. 25 Nov. 1914.



Waters Graves (504) was born 3 Sept. 1771 in Colrain (or Shelburne Falls), Franklin Co., MA, and died 19 July 1847 in Shelby, Orleans Co., NY.  He married Sarah (“Sally”) Gill about 1790.  She was born 29 July 1772 in Colrain, MA, and died 4 Feb. 1813.  He married second Hannah (Chappell) Billard.  She was born 17 Feb. 1784 in Nova Scotia.  He was taxed in Shelburne, MA in 1791.  They lived for a time in Skaneateles, Onondaga Co., NY.  (R‑82, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Sarah Gill

  1458.   Mary Graves, b. 16 Feb. 1791 (Colrain, MA), m. Jonathan Cook, d. 14 June 1871.  He was from Sardinia, Erie Co., NY, b. 10 April 1788, son of Josiah Cook and Miriam Shepard.  They had grandchildren Mrs. Frank Perew and F. G. Clapp of Buffalo, NY.

  1459.   Fanny Graves, b. 5 Feb. 1793 (Colrain, MA), m. Dr. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Lucas, d. 18 July 1814.

  1460.   Olive Graves, b. 10 Aug. 1794 (Colrain, MA), m. Matthew Polly, d. 17 March 1857.

+1461.   Elihu Graves, b. 6 (or 16) June 1796, m. Almira Cook, 12 Nov. 1820, d. 9 June 1872.

+1462.   Esther Graves, b. 25 Jan. 1798, m. Philander Cook, Oct. 1817, d. 18 May 1843.

+1463.   Erastus Graves, b. 7 July 1800, m. Martha Brown, 24 Aug. 1820, d. 22 (or 24) July 1872.

+1464.   Almirin Graves, b. 18 April 1802, m. Aurelia Kellogg, 17 Dec. 1821, d. 11 (or 18) Oct. 1889.

  1465.   Abigail Graves, b. 28 Aug. 1803, m. Elias Rogers, 10 Feb. 1828 (Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., MI), d. 18 March 1866.  He d. 24 June 1863.

+1466.   James Graves, b. 16 Jan. 1806, m. Electa Augusta Lovelace, 1 Oct. 1827, d. 4 Sept. 1871.

  1467.   Wilson Graves, b. 6 Aug. 1807 (Madison, Madison Co., NY), d. 21 Jan. 1808.

  1468.   Sally Graves, b. 1 Nov. 1808 (Madison, NY), m. Samuel Wheaton, d. 25 Feb. 1830.

+1469.   Wells Graves, b. 11 May 1810, m. Elvira Bassett, d. 19 Feb. 1890.

Children - Graves, by Hannah Chappell

  1470.   Celinda Graves, b. 30 June 1814, d. 29 Jan. 1832.

  1471.   Waters Graves, b. 3 March 1816, d. Dunkirk, Chautauqua Co., NY.

+1472.   Zur H. Graves, b. 13 April 1818, m. Elvira Fisher, 1838, d. 11 April 1893.

+1473.   John Watson Graves, b. 4 March 1821, m. Ruth Gill, 27 Dec. 1843, d. 26 Nov. 1891.

+1474.   Sheldon Graves, b. 5 Jan. 1824, m. Abbie Jane Bromley, 12 July 1847, d. 4 March 1897.

+1475.   Theron H. Graves, b. 10 Feb. 1826, m(1) Emeline Wells, 30 Sept. 1849, m(2) Alzina Wickham, 28 Sept. 1865.

+1476.   Murr Graves, b. 23 Nov. 1828, m. Modestie Froman, 26 Aug. 1879.

  1477.   Wealthy Ann Graves, b. 24 Feb. 1830, m. Joseph Bartell.  Lived in Denver, CO.


Elihu Graves (506) was born 15 (or 16) May 1777 in Shelburne Falls, Franklin Co., MA, and died 27 July 1848 in Savona, Steuben Co., NY.  He married Nancy McKinney of Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, daughter of George McKinney, an officer in the U.S. Navy, and Margaret Henry, about 1797.  She was the sister of Patrick McKinney, all of Boston, MA.  She was born 10 May 1779, and died 27 Sept. 1865 at Groton, Tompkins Co., NY.  Elihu was a drummer in the War of 1812.  His grave is in an old cemetery behind the Grange Hall in Savona, NY.  (R‑65[49], R‑82, R‑122, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1478.   Margaret Graves, b. 28 Sept. 1798, m. Richard Smith (of Ovid, Seneca Co., NY), 16 June 1818, d. 15 (or 17) March 1887.  He d. 9 Jan. 1867.

  1479.   Deborah Graves, b. 21 May 1800, m. Peter T. Powers (of Groton, NY), d. 9 June (or July) 1846.

+1480.   Henry Graves, b. 5 June 1802, m(1) Mary Stevenson, 12 Oct. 1823, m(2) Hannah Grove, 11 Sept. 1851, m(3) Diana Tillyer, d. 30 Jan. (or 31 July) 1884.

+1481.   George Graves, b. 11 (or 4) Sept. 1804, m. Anna Eliza McCarthy, d. 21 July 1890.

+1482.   Chauncey Graves, b. 2 (or 12) Oct. 1806, m. Julia Ann Hazard, March 1837, d. 10 Oct. 1882.

  1483.   Nancy Graves, b. 17 (or 12) Aug. 1812, m(1) Daniel Sprague, m(2) Robert McBlaine, d. 8 April 1902.  Lived in Bellona, Yates Co., NY.

  1484.   Mary E. Graves, b. 15 Dec. 1814, m. Uri Finney (of Cortland, NY), d. 2 July 1895.  Uri d. 31 March 1876.

+1485.   Richard Graves, b. 7 May 1817, m. Nancy Kinney, 29 Oct. 1844, d. 19 March 1903.

  1486.   David Porter Graves, b. 3 Sept. 1820.  Lived in Eau Claire, WI.  Between 1875 and 1877, he was among a group of people who emigrated to FL.  Together, they purchased 3,200 acres of land at the price of $1.25 per acre in what became Orange City, FL.  The group organized themselves and were called the Wisconsin Company.  Six streets in Orange City, FL were named after the company organizers, including Graves Ave.

  1487.   Rebecca Graves, b. 29 Feb. 1824.


James N. Graves (507) was born 1 Aug. 1779 in Shelburne Falls, Franklin Co., MA, and died 10 Sept. 1865.  He married Eliza Nicholson on 25 Oct. 1801.  She was born 13 June 1781 and died 14 Feb. 1863.  They lived for a time in Richfield Springs, Otsego Co., NY, and later moved to Fowler, St. Lawrence Co., NY.  (R‑82, R‑158, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1488.   Nancy Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1802, d. 22 Feb. 1803.

+1489.   Gaylord Graves, b. 22 May 1804, m. Nancy Tuckerman, 28 (or 18) Jan. 1824, d. 29 Aug. 1889.

  1490.   Horace Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1805, m. Rhoda Cook, 14 Dec. 1830, d. 28 Nov. 1875 (Russia, Herkimer Co., NY).  She d. 14 July 1864.  Both were bur. in Russia, NY.

  1491.   Adaline Graves, b. 17 Jan. 1808, m. Sawyer Burt, 12 Sept. 1830, d. 7 Feb. 1889.

+1492.   Charles Graves, b. 12 Jan. 1810, m(1) Sally Ann Townsend, 8 Aug. 1835, m(2) Mary A. Maddock, 3 Nov. 1841, d. March 1877.

+1493.   Orville Graves, b. 3 March 1813, m. Sally Wight, 15 Nov. 1835, d. 22 Nov. 1890.

  1494.   Mary Graves, b. 19 June 1815, m. William Exford, 3 July 1864.

+1495.   James Graves, b. 7 March 1817, m. Catherine Temple, 9 April 1840.

+1496.   George S. Graves, b. 14 May 1820, m. Laura Stevens, 18 May 1847.

  1497.   Nancy Eliza Graves, b. 28 Sept. 1822, d. 15 March 1831.


Wealthy Graves (509) was born 20 Nov. 1780 in Colrain, Franklin Co., MA, and died 4 Sept. 1861 in Catskill, Greene Co., NY.  She married Solomon Peck of Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY.  He was born 7 Sept. 1773 in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT, and died 16 Feb. 1833.  After Solomon’s death, she lived with her daughter Harriet Peck More and her grand-daughter Jane Peck in Catskill.  Wealthy often told stories of soldiers sleeping on her kitchen floor during the Revolutionary War.  Wealthy and Solomon were buried in Grand Gorge, Delaware Co., NY.  (R‑122, R‑129)

Children - Peck

+1498.   Orrin Finch Peck, b. 31 March 1802, m(1) Mary Reed, 8 Sept. 1831, m(2) Jane Daniel, 23 Feb. 1837, m(3) Lucina Simons, 17 Sept. 1846, d. 27 March 1884.

+1499.   Fanny Delia Peck, b. 2 Feb. 1804, m. Jacob Wickes.

  1500.   Ann Elisa Peck, b. 20 Aug. 1805, m. Wilson Page, 23 Nov. 1826, d. 4 July 1878 (Warwick, Orange Co., NY).  Wilson was b. 9 Aug. 1801 (Litchfield, CT), and died 18 July 1878 (Warwick, NY).  Ann and Wilson were bur. in Catskill, Greene Co., NY.  They had no children, but their niece, Mary E. Peck, lived with them.  Wilson owned a grocery store in Catskill.

  1501.   Harriet Peck, b. 8 Oct. 1807 (Blenheim, NY), m. Samuel More, Oct. 1830, d. 6 March 1875 (Warwick, NY).  Bur. Warwick, NY.  Samuel was b. 26 Feb. 1809 (Roxbury, NY), and d. 26 Dec. 1843 (Catskill, NY).  They had no children but her niece, Jane Peck, lived with her.

  1502.   Elisha Dubois Peck, b. 24 July 1809, d. 12 June 1832 (Moresville, Delaware Co., NY).

+1503.   Margaret D. Peck, b. 17 Aug. 1826, m. Bolivar Newbury, 12 Oct. 1854, d. 22 March 1860.



Erastus A. B. Graves (511) was born 1 Dec. 1787 in Colrain, Franklin Co., MA, and died 5 Dec. 1857.  He married Ann Stephens on 31 Jan. 1809.  She was born 8 Sept. 1789 and died 26 Nov. 1838.  He was a wagon maker and lived at Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY, where all of his children were born.  He moved to Butternuts, Chenango Co., NY about 1830.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1504.   James Decalvus Graves, b. 20 Nov. 1810, m(1) Phoebe Hopkins, 14 July 1841, m(2) Corrine (‑‑‑‑‑‑) Bowen, April 1859, d. 16 May 1866.

  1505.   Mary Alice Graves, b. 26 Dec. 1811, m. John Monford, 15 Sept. 1830.

+1506.   Cyrus Alonzo Graves, b. 12 Feb. 1814, m(1) Sarah O. Marsh, 6 Dec. 1836, m(2) Clarissa (‑‑‑‑‑‑) Ferris, 14 Oct. 1844, d. 11 July 1847.

  1507.   Sally Ann Graves, b. 6 Sept. 1816, m. John A. Eddy, 1 Oct. 1838.  Lived in Dunkirk, Chautauqua Co., NY.

+1508.   Chauncey Stevens Graves, b. 29 April 1820, m(1) Diana Almeda Shaw, 20 Sept. 1843, m(2) A. (Place) Goodwin, d. 21 March 1892.

+1509.   George Ferdinand Graves, b. 7 April 1823, m. Elizabeth P. Goodenough, 14 Sept. 1845.

+1510.   Gaylord Seymour Graves, b. 13 Aug. 1827, m. Harriet E. Pettys, 6 Jan. 1853.



Elisha Graves (512) was born 25 (or 27) Nov. 1789 at Shelburne, Franklin Co., MA, and died 21 Nov. 1869 at Mansfield, Tioga Co., PA.  He married Abigail Graves on 3 Nov. 1811.  She was born 24 Nov. 1788 at Royalton, Niagara Co., NY, and died in 1824.

He married second Eleanor Dailey, daughter of William Dailey, on 13 Oct. 1825 at Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY.  She was born 8 Oct. 1801, and was buried in Troy, Bradford Co., PA.  They lived in Mansfield.

He was a soldier in the War of 1812.  He enlisted at Warrensburg, NY and served as corporal in Captain William Cook's Co., 7th Regt., New York Militia, Colonel James Green commanding, from 8 July to 6 Dec. 1812, and as sergeant in Capt. Salmon Farris' Co., 23rd (Cook's) Regt., NY Militia, in 1814.  He was an ensign in the Schoharie Co. Militia in 1816.

His first 6 children were born in Blenheim, NY.  (R‑128, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Abigail Graves

  1511.   Myron Graves, b. 13 Sept. 1813, d. 1821.

  1512.   Amanda Graves, b. 2 May 1815, m. Reuben Parmenter Buttolph (of Mansfield, PA), 25 July 1843, d. 29 July 1890 (Mansfield, PA).  He was b. 2 Sept. 1816 (Bennington, Bennington Co., VT), d. 19 Dec. 1893 (Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA).  They were both bur. in Oakwood Cem., Mansfield, PA.

+1513.   Truman Graves, b. 18 April 1817, m(1) Louisa M. Randall, 1 Jan. 1844, m(2) Alice Minor (?).

  1514.   Caroline Graves, b. 25 June 1819, m. Dr. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Cronkhite, 1844 (Elmira, Chemung Co., NY), d. Austin, Travis Co., TX.

  1515.   Laura Graves, b. 10 Dec. 1821, m. Warren S. Davis, 1848, d. Aug. 1861 (Mansfield, PA).

Children - Graves, by Eleanor Dailey

+1516.   Eliza Abigail Graves, b. 10 May 1827, m. C. V. Elliott, Aug. 1847, d. June 1862.

  1517.   Elizabeth Graves, b. 1829 (Cairo, Greene Co., NY), m. John Jones (of Lock Haven, Clinton Co., PA), 1848, d. 1868 (Lock Haven, PA).

  1518.   Lewis Ansel Graves, b. 1832 (Prattsville, Greene Co., NY), d. in the Indian Wars, during the Civil War.


James Otis Graves (514) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He died about 1860.  He was a very prominent man in Detroit, MI and held several important political positions.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1519.   daughter


Lucy Graves (517) was born 12 May 1796 in Chester, Warren Co., NY, near Lake George, and died in Feb. 1870 in East Smithfield, PA.  She married Asa Allen, son of David Allen and Abigail Goodneugh, in 1817.  He was born in Nov. 1794 and died in April 1871.  They lived in East Smithfield.  (R‑178, R‑500)

Children - Allen

  1520.   Betsey Allen, b. 29 Nov. 1817, m. Horace Holcomb, 15 Feb. 1842, d. 18 Nov. 1897 (Atwood, KS).

  1521.   Dimis Allen, b. 19 Aug. 1819, m. Daniel Ward, 1 Jan. 1840, d. 1 May 1882 (Harvard, IL).

  1522.   Hollis Allen, b. 6 Sept. 1821, m. Mary Thompson, Sept. 1849, d. 13 March 1899 (Ridgebury, PA).  No children.

  1523.   Caroline G. Allen, b. 27 Feb. 1823, m. Calvin Varney, 20 June 1876, d. 6 June 1894 (East Smithfield, PA).  No children.

  1524.   Lucy Ann Allen, b. 3 March 1826, m. Silas Allen, March 1840, d. 23 Feb. 1902 (Windom, MN).  He was her cousin.

  1525.   Elsie Maria Allen, b. 2 July 1828, m. Amos T. Allen, d. 25 Jan. 1869 (East Smithfield, PA).  No children.

  1526.   James Otis Allen, b. 23 June 1832, m. Maria Cooley, 6 Jan. 1858, d. 26 Oct. 1904 (Duluth, MN).

  1527.   Asa Milton Allen, b. 12 April 1834, m(1) Harriet Carr, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 6 June 1883 (Lisbon, ND).

+1528.   Daniel Jones Allen, b. 17 Aug. 1836, m. Ruth A. Buck, 28 Dec. 1856, d. March 1928.


Ansel Graves (518) was born 22 Feb. 1802 in Chester, Warren Co., NY, died in Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH, and was buried in Seville, Medina Co., OH.  He married Sophia Leland, daughter of Thomas Leland and Anna Rawson, on 10 Jan. 1826 at Mendon, Monroe Co., NY.  She was buried in the Mound Hill Cem., Guilford Twp., Medina Co.,  OH.  (R‑96, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1529.   Mary Ann Graves, b. 29 Jan. 1827 (Lockport, Niagara Co., NY), m. Hiram Dailey, 22 May 1848, d. 15 Feb. 1915.  He d. 3 May 1893.

  1530.   Elsie Graves, b. 1828 (Lockport, NY), d. 1829.

+1531.   Emerson M. Graves, b. 8 Jan. 1829, m. Arlatia H. (Blanchard) Graves, 29 June 1865, d. 17 Sept. 1915.

+1532.   Orsemus (or Orsimus) Graves, b. 1832, m. Esther M. Hastings, 20 Jan. 1858.

+1533.   Addison Gardner Graves, b. 26 Jan. 1835, m. Arlatia H. Blanchard, 11 Sept. 1856, d. 6 Jan. 1862.

+1534.   John Thurman Graves, b. 24 June 1838, d. 22 Jan. 1920.

  1535.   Elsie Graves, b. 1840, d. 4 Oct. 1854.

+1536.   Harriet Sophie Graves, b. 28 March 1843, m. George R. McDowell, 2 July 1863 (or 1862), d. 27 May 1927.

+1537.   Samuel Ransom Graves, b. 1846, m. Estella Cronise, 14 Sept. 1869.


Cyrus Graves (519) was born 30 March 1804 in Chester, Warren Co., PA, and died 12 March 1889 in Waverly, Tioga Co., NY.  He married Mary Tucker of West Halifax, VT on 4 July 1826.  He married second Margaret Scott of Waverly, NY in 1864.  He married third Eliza Ford of Chemung Co., NY.  He was a wagon maker and carpenter.  He began housekeeping at Blenheim (now South Gilboa), Schoharie Co., NY in 1826, was friends with and worked with his cousin, Erastus A. B. Graves, and moved to Moresville, Delaware Co., NY in 1833, to Deposit, Broome Co., NY in 1850, and to Waverly in 1851.  He was a justice of the peace for several years and held other town offices.  His first two children were born in Blenheim, NY and the last two in Moresville, NY.  (R‑117, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Mary Tucker

+1538.   James Ansel Graves, b. 16 Nov. 1828, m. Helen Millspaugh, 13 Nov. 1862, d. 28 Dec. 1909.

  1539.   Sarah Caroline Graves, b. 29 April 1831, m(1) S. D. Cole (of Colrain, Franklin Co., MA), 20 Nov. 1861 (Waverly, NY), m(2) (Deacon) M. A. Gates (of South Gardner, Worcester Co., MA), 8 March 1883, d. 23 June 1911.  Lived in South Gardner.

+1540.   Harriet Amanda Graves, b. 18 June 1834, m. Emery Ebenezer Gore, 2 April 1863, d. 12 Dec. 1928.

+1541.   Charles Otis Graves, b. 24 April 1837, m. Phebe A. Seaman, 27 Nov. 1858, d. 3 May 1876.



Ariel Graves (521) was born 21 Jan. 1767 in Colchester, New London Co., CT, died 23 April 1829 in Truxton, Cortland Co., NY, and was buried in DeRuyter, Madison Co., NY.  He lived at Truxton.  He married Caroline Stewart (#457), daughter of James Stewart and Rhoda Graves.  (R‑6, R‑25, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1542.   Dudley Graves, b. 19 Nov. 1790, m. Esther Marble, 4 July 1810, d. 4 (or 14) Nov. 1867.

  1543.   Lucinda Graves, b.c. 1793, d. age 2.

+1544.   James Sanford Graves, b. 1797, m. Content Benjamin, d. Feb. 1862.

  1545.   LeRoy Graves, b.c. 1799.

  1546.   Alanson Graves, b.c. 1801.

  1547.   Celinda (or Selinda) Graves, b.c. 1803.

  1548.   Rhoda Graves, b.c. 1805.



Charles Graves (523) was born 30 June 1788 and died 31 May 1857.  He married Sally White on 6 Oct. 1811.  She died 10 March 1872 at Colchester, New London, Co., CT.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1549.   David Graves, b. 19 Nov. 1812.

  1550.   Lucy Graves, b. 17 May 1814, m. Austin Bigelow, 8 Feb. 1855, d. 22 Dec. 1875.  He was b. 13 Feb. 1792 and d. 4 Aug. 1859.

  1551.   Eliza Graves, b. 24 Jan. 1816, m. William Greenwood, 23 April 1835.

  1552.   Mary Allen Graves, b. 21 April 1818, m. Theodore Foster (of Smithfield, RI), 16 Aug. 1840, d. 29 March 1843.

  1553.   Clarissa Graves, b. 12 Aug. 1821, m. Morgan Mott, 31 Jan. 1847, d. 18 May 1855.

  1554.   William Graves, b. 10 June 1823.

  1555.   Asa Graves, b. 29 Jan. 1829.

  1556.   Sarah Jane Graves, b. 16 Sept. 1834, d. 15 Sept. 1850.



Hiram Soule (528) was born and died in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT.  He married Lucretia Olmstead.  (R‑162)

Children - Soule

  1557.   Amanda Soule, b. 1793 (Fairfield, VT), m. William Northrup (#555).  He was b. 1793 (Fairfield, VT).



Diana Hungerford (530) was born in 1786 in New Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT, and died 27 March 1852.  She married Levi Hungerford.  He was born 18 July 1777 in New Fairfield, CT, and died 15 Nov. 1821.  (R‑162)

Children - Hungerford

  1558.   Hannah Hungerford, b. 3 Aug. 1811, m. Delazon Hungerford, d. 21 Aug. 1891.  See #1560 for descendants.



Samuel Hungerford (543) was born 12 Aug. 1798 in New Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT, and died about 1884 in Farnham, Quebec, Canada.  He married Maribal Phelps.  He married second Mary Wilson.  (R‑162)

Children - Hungerford

  1559.   Samuel Hungerford



Harry Hungerford (552) was born about 1785 in New Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT, and died 23 Dec. 1846.  He married Mary Ann Fairchild on 26 March 1807 in Roxbury, Litchfield Co., CT.  She was born in Huntington, now Shelton, Fairfield Co., CT.  He married second Margaret Cable on 15 May 1821 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT.  (R‑110, R‑162)

Children - Hungerford, by Mary Fairchild

+1560.   Delazon Hungerford, b. 22 Dec. 1807, m(1) Hannah Hungerford, 30 Oct. 1831, m(2) Emily ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1880, d. 8 April 1892.

  1561.   Samuel Hungerford, b. Sherman, CT.

  1562.   William Hungerford, b. Sherman, CT.

  1563.   Julia Ann Hungerford, b. 1815 (Sherman, CT), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Conklin, d. 4 Feb. 1858.  He d. 4 Feb. 1858.



Eber Waldo (559) was born 21 May 1793 in Bridgewater, Oneida Co., NY, and died 23 May 1867 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI.  He married Anna Daw, daughter of Peter Daw and Lovinia (“Polly”) Hurd, on 27 Oct. 1817 in Batavia, Genesee Co., NY.  She was born 27 July 1797 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT, and died 26 Oct. 1882 in Barre, Orleans Co., NY.  They were both buried in Daws Corners, Genesee Co., NY.  Eber was a farmer.  He was a follower of Alexander Campbell and a member of the Church of the Disciples for forty years.  Their children were born and married in Elba, Genesee Co., NY.  (R‑71, R‑110)

Children - Waldo

  1564.   Mary Ann Waldo, b. 21 Sept. 1818, m. Alvah Newman Bullock, 26 Oct. 1841, d. 10 Jan. 1864 (Elba, NY).

  1565.   Cornelia Waldo, b. 4 Jan. 1823, m. Darwin Denman Buck, 12 Nov. 1844, d. 8 Jan. 1882 (Battle Creek, MI).

+1566.   Homer Daw Waldo, b. 7 July 1827, m(1) Mary Jane Knickerbocker, 14 March 1849, m(2) Lucy Ann Cole, d. 27 Nov. 1912.



Samuel Hungerford (577) was born in 1819 in Westminster, Ontario, Canada.  He married Mary E. Frank.  (R‑162)

Children - Hungerford

+1567.   Matilda A. Hungerford, b. 1 March 1844, m. Jeremiah Mitchell, d. 27 Nov. 1925.

  1568.   William Wallace Hungerford, b. 1846.

  1569.   Sarahena E. Hungerford, b. 1848, m. M. Stickle.

  1570.   Samuel Hungerford, b. 1853, m. Grace McKinnon.  She was b. Pipestone, Manitoba, Canada.

  1571.   Louisa T. Hungerford, b. 1856, m. Robert G. Brett.  He was b. Watford, Ontario, Canada.

  1572.   Florence M. Hungerford, b. 1859, m. Neville Lindsay.  He was b. Watford, Canada.

  1573.   Ella M. Hungerford, b. 1862, d. 1864.

  1574.   Frank Hungerford, b. 1865.

  1575.   Donna Mary Hungerford, b. 1869 (Watford, Canada), m. Raymond Roper.  He was b. England.



Sarann (“Sally”) Dodge (578) was born 15 May 1778 in Jefferson Co., NY, and died after 1813, probably in New York.  She married George Dodge II, son of George Dodge, Sr. and Jemima Wise, about 1792.  He was born 20 June 1776 in Colchester, New London Co., CT, and died 24 April 1813-1830 probably in New York.  He was also the brother of Nathan Dodge who married Abigail Graves (#58).  George was a farmer.  (R‑74)

Children - Dodge

+1576.   Erastus Dodge, b. 10 May 1798, m. Melissa Morgan, 16 Aug. 1818, d. 8 Aug. 1843.

  1577.   Henry Dodge, b. 1800 (Oneida, NY), d. 1872.

  1578.   Jarvis Dodge, b. 1802 (Oneida, NY).

  1579.   Irene Dodge, b. 1804.

  1580.   George Dodge III, b. 1806.

  1581.   Harriet Dodge, b. 1806.

  1582.   Sally Dodge, b. 1811.

  1583.   Polly Dodge, b. 1813.


Ambrose Dodge (584) was born 2 Feb. 1796 in Connecticut.  He married Olive Tracey, and he married second Margaret ‑‑‑‑‑‑ before 1870.  (R‑79)

Children - Dodge, by Olive Tracey

+1584.   Elihu Dodge, b.c. 1824, m(1) Rosana Comstock, 25 Jan. 1852, m(2) Mary S. Smead, 10 May 1866, m(3) Libbie Swezey, 14 Aug. 1883.

+1585.   Nancy L. Dodge, b. 22 July 1826, m(1) Roderick Comstock, 8 April 1850, m(2) Leonard Burton, 16 Dec. 1869, m(3) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Winchell, d. 16 March 1920.

+1586.   John T. Dodge, b. 15 Aug. 1828, m. Augusta L. Camp, 6 Nov. 1858, d. 25 April 1917.

  1587.   Mordecai Dodge, b.c. 1834 (NY), m. Sarah Shroyer Dean, 17 Oct. 1859 (Franklin, IA), d. 5 March 1864 (Columbus, Hickman Co., KY).  He enlisted in the Civil War as a private in Co. E, 32nd Regiment, IA Vol. Infantry.  He died of smallpox.

+1588.   Adaline E. Dodge, b. July 1836, m(1) Acton French, 15 Dec. 1860, m(2) Edward Cole, 9 Aug. 1909, d. after 1920.

  1589.   Mary Dodge, b.c. 1843 (NY), d. after 1860.

  1590.   Charles W. Dodge, b.c. 1846 (NY).



Nathan Loveland (589) was born 7 Feb. 1788 in Glastonbury, Hartford Co., CT, and died 14 April 1819 in Aurora, Cayuga Co., NY.  He married Philena Whitney, who died 9 June 1819 in Aurora, NY.  Nathan was a soldier in the War of 1812.  Their first four children were born in Livonia, Livingston Co., NY and the last in Aurora [50].  (R‑92)

Children - Loveland

+1591.   Olive Loveland, 14 April 1812, m(1) Ormund Booth, 19 Sept. 1838, m(2) Simeon E. Stuart, 21 May 1860, d. 30 March 1884.

  1592.   George Loveland, b. 22 March 1813, d. 22 Feb. 1851 (La Porte, La Porte Co., IN).  He was a chairmaker.

  1593.   Maria Loveland, b. 1814, d. in infancy.

+1594.   Sarah Loveland, b. 25 June 1816, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Artwell, m(2) John Stone, 18 Oct. 1876.

+1595.   Ellen C. Loveland, b. 14 Feb. 1819, m. Bradford T. Paine, 22 June 1843.


Jared Loveland (591) married Philena Harmond.  (R‑92)

Children - Loveland

  1596.   William Loveland

  1597.   Mary Loveland


Enoch Loveland (592) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  They moved to Michigan.  (R‑92)

Children - Loveland

  1598.   Norman Loveland.  Killed in the Army.

  1599.   George Loveland

  1600.   Harvey Loveland

  1601.   Jared Loveland



William Graves (596) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He died in June 1893 in Geneva, Ontario Co., NY.  He lived at Vergennes, VT about 1845.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1602.   William Graves

  1603.   Edward Graves

  1604.   George Graves

  1605.   Theodosia Graves, m. Nathan Rowe (of Vergennes, VT), 4 Dec. 1834.  Lived in Waltham, VT.


David Graves (599) was born 25 June 1773 in southern Vermont, and died in Sept. 1844 in Alexandria, Jefferson Co., NY.  He married Annis Church.  He married second Judith Chase of Oneida Co., NY.  She was the sister of Moses Chase of Little Falls, NY and Rev. Jacob Chase of Rochester, VT.  She died in April 1876 in Theresa, Jefferson Co., NY, age 91 years.  He led a fife and drum corps in the Revolutionary War.  (R‑81, R‑107, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1606.   Lucinda Graves, b. 10 Feb. 1802.

  1607.   Polly Graves, b. 15 Dec. 1804.

  1608.   Hiram Graves, b. 6 Feb. 1807.

+1609.   David Graves, Jr., b. 11 May 1809, m. Orrilla J. Horr, 19 Oct. 1834, d. 3 July 1874.

  1610.   Judith Graves, b. 10 June 1811, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Wilder.  Lived in Lafargeville, Jefferson Co., NY.

  1611.   Olive Graves, b. 14 Sept. 1813.

  1612.   Belinda Graves, b. 5 Dec. 1815.

+1613.   Joseph Graves, b. 17 June 1818, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  1614.   Sylvia Graves, b. 2 March 1819, m. Halsey Ellis, d. 4 Dec. 1913.  Lived in Lafargeville, NY and Lee, Oneida Co., NY in a log cabin.  She had a son who d. in infancy.

+1615.   Jacob Milton Graves, b. 6 June 1821, m. Emily L. Horr.

+1616.   Lewis Lavias Graves, b. 4 Dec. 1823, m. Clara A. Bradner.

  1617.   William Graves, b. 2 March 1826, d. June 1892.  Lived in Geneva, NY.

  1618.   Annis Graves, b. 8 Oct. 1829.

  1619.   John Davis Graves, b. 8 Oct. 1832 (Clayton, Jefferson Co., NY).

  1620.   Malinda Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Gardner.  Lived in Arthur, Oswego Co., NY.

  1621.   Amy Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Vandreezer.  Lived in Alexandria Bay, NY.



Samuel B. Graves (600) was born 22 Nov. 1776 at Bethlehem, NY (or in Vergennes, Addison Co., VT or Brandon, Rutland Co., VT), and died 23 April 1861.  He married Betsey Welch, daughter of Paul Welch and Abigail ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 7 (or 17) Feb. 1805 at New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT.  She was born 19 Sept. 1783 (or 1776) in Vermont, and died 31 Aug. 1827.  He married second Mrs. Rebecca (‑‑‑‑‑) Smith on 17 April 1828.  She died 23 Aug. 1853, age 75 years, 5 months, and 23 days.  He joined the Congregational Church of Vergennes, VT in 1817 and his wife, Betsey, joined in 1818.  Samuel was a Mason and a member of Dorchester Lodge 3 of Vergennes, VT.  (R‑63, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Betsey Welch

  1622.   Nancy Day Graves, b. 4 April 1806 (Vergennes, VT), m. Alvah Hall.

+1623.   William Morris Graves, b. 21 April 1808, m. Sally M. Smith, 1 Dec. 1830, d. 1 Aug. 1889.

  1624.   Samuel Welch Graves, b. 10 Oct. 1810 (Vergennes, VT), d. 5 Oct. 1834.

  1625.   Betsey Caroline Graves, b. 23 May 1813, m. Sterling A. Hibbard (or Hebbard).  He m. second Betsey’s sister Sarah.

+1626.   Morris Farrington Graves, b. 22 June 1815, m. Abigail Killam Bingham, 29 Jan. 1839, d. 31 March 1899.

  1627.   Laura Ann Graves, b. 20 April 1818 (Vergennes, VT), m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Bolsby, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Goodrich.

  1628.   Martha Graves, b. 20 April 1820 (Wheatland, Monroe Co., NY), m. Charles A. Burgoine (or Bourgoine) (of France).  His father was cousin to Louis XVI of France, and his mother was cousin to President Franklin Pierce.[51]

+1629.   Sarah Ann Graves, b. 13 Oct. 1823, m. Sterling A. Hibbard (or Hebbard), d. 16 Oct. 1920.


Lewis Graves (602) was born 28 Dec. 1781 in Brandon, Rutland Co., VT, and died 20 May 1870 in East Burke, Franklin Co., NY.  He married Caroline Elizabeth Newton, probably called Elizabeth or “Betsy”, probably of White River, VT, daughter of David Newton of Hartford, VT, on 13 Oct. 1812.  She was born in 1785 and died 20 May 1870[52].  They moved from Brandon, VT to Burke, Franklin Co., NY.  (R‑24, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1630.   Norman L. Graves, b. 24 March 1814.

  1631.   Eunice Graves, b. 24 Oct. 1815.

  1632.   Charles Graves, b. 18 Feb. 1817.

  1633.   Caroline Graves, b. 4 Oct. 1818, m. George Duel.

  1634.   John Graves, b. 16 Feb. 1820.

+1635.   David Anthony Graves, b. 9 Nov. 1821, m. Susan Ann Lanctot, 3 Aug. 1842, d. 12 March 1883.

  1636.   Lewis M. Graves, b. 9 Sept. 1828.


Morris F. Graves (604) was born 7 June (or 7 Jan.) 1786[53]), and died 29 June 1878 at Cascade, Sheboygan Co., WI.  He married Sophia Tucker, daughter of Stephen Tucker and Olive Green, on 9 Oct. 1820 at Brandon, Rutland Co., VT.  She was born 13 March 1792 and died 12 Dec. 1834.  He married second Polly (Hickox?) Worster on 25 Feb. 1838.  She was born 5 June 1781 and died 10 Sept. 1858.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Sophia Tucker

+1637.   Charles Tucker Graves, b. 9 Sept. 1822, m. Elizabeth C. Ruple, 22 March 1849, d. 21 Sept. 1874.

  1638.   Olive Green Graves, b. 4 Oct. 1824, m. Isaac Hamlin, 9 Jan. 1848, d. 11 Nov. 1848.

  1639.   Sarah A. Graves, b. 2 June 1827, m. John Ausbourn, 20 Feb. 1848, d. 13 March 1864.

  1640.   Eliza Graves, b. 6 March 1831, m. Luther Nettleton, 1872.  Lived in McCook, NV.  He d. 1886.



George Graves (608) was born in 1785.  He married Louisa Ransom of Chazy, Clinton Co., NY.  She died in 1839 at Rouses Point, Clinton Co., NY.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1641.   son, died without issue.

  1642.   daughter, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Rochester (of Jersey City, NJ).


Deacon Henry Graves (609) was born 19 Feb. 1790 and died 8 April 1858.  He married Charlotte Gregory, daughter of Seth Gregory of Chazy, Clinton Co., NY, on 26 Jan. 1815.  She was born 18 July 1795 and died 20 May 1835.  He married second Hannah Skinner on 17 Feb. 1836.  She died 17 March 1878.  He was a 2nd lieutenant in the Militia in 1815, 1st lieutenant and captain in 1819, major in 1822, and town clerk of Chazy from 1831-34.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Charlotte Gregory

  1643.   Caroline Charlotte Graves, b. 31 Dec. 1815, m. (Rev.) Zebulon Montgomery Pike Luther, 16 May 1838, d. 18 June 1895 (Stoughton, Norfolk Co., MA).  He was a Presbyterian clergyman.

  1644.   Henry G. Graves, b. 4 Aug. 1818, d. 26 Oct. 1819.

  1645.   Henrietta Graves, b. 25 Oct. 1820, m. Daniel Degrasse Douglas, d. 3 Sept. 1895 (Chazy, NY).  He d. 12 Jan. 1896.

  1646.   Helen Maria Graves, b. 25 June 1825, m. (Rev.) Ebenezer Douglas, 28 Oct. 1855.  He was a Congregational clergyman

  1647.   Lucy Ann Graves, b. 29 Jan. 1829, never married, d. 30 March 1900 (Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN).

  1648.   Benjamin Brainard Graves, b. 1 Oct. 1833, d. 1 Jan. 1858.


Jeremiah Graves (611) was born 2 April 1792, and died in Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY.  He married Laura Marvin.  She was born 9 Feb. 1795, and died 9 Oct. 1853 in Plattsburgh.  They lived in Plattsburgh.  He was a lieutenant in the Clinton Co. Militia in 1817 and a captain in 1820.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1649.   Helen Mar Graves, b. 18 Aug. 1816.  Lived in Ausable Falls, Essex Co., NY.

+1650.   William W. Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1818, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 13 March 1862.

  1651.   Frederick A. Graves, b. 26 Sept. 1820, d. 23 May 1841 (New York City, NY).

+1652.   Henry Duncan Graves, b. 17 Aug. 1826, m. Kate Thompson Rogers, 12 Sept. 1861, d. 1 July 1917.

  1653.   Charles Graves, b. 15 March 1828, d. 25 Sept. 1829 (Plattsburgh, NY).


Rev. Benjamin Graves (613) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He died in 1878 at Huntsville, Madison Co., AL.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1654.   Frances Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Mayhew.

  1655.   Mary Mills Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.


Myron Graves (614) was born 11 May 1805 in Rouses Point, Clinton Co., NY, and died 24 Jan. 1865 in Red Wing, Goodhue Co., MN.  He married Fanny White of Berkshire, Franklin Co., VT.  She died 31 Dec. 1884 in Sherwood, Calumet Co., WI.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1656.   Benjamin Graves, b. 15 Aug. 1827 (Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY).

+1657.   George Washington Graves, b. 20 Aug. 1829, m. Jane Eliza Berkeley, 17 March 1850, d. 1892.

  1658.   Myron Graves, b. 1831 (Essex, NY), d. at 10 months.

  1659.   Amherst Foquet Graves, b. 26 Dec. 1833 (Plattsburgh, NY).

  1660.   Mary Ann Graves, b. 25 Feb. 1835, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Sexton.

  1661.   Frances Freeman Graves, b. 6 June 1837 (St. Albans, Franklin Co., VT).  Living with her brother George in 1860.

  1662.   Charles Graves, b. 15 Sept. 1838 (St. Albans, VT).

  1663.   Emily Graves, b. 8 Dec. 1840 (Highgate, Franklin Co., VT).

  1664.   William Graves, b. 6 Nov. 1842 (St. Albans, VT).

  1665.   Ellen Gertrude Graves, b. 5 Oct. 1845.


J. Sebe Thompson Graves (615) was born 1 Dec. 1806, and died 19 Sept. 1866 in Malone, Franklin Co., NY.  He married Mary Ann Case, daughter of Alexander Case and Dolly Linn, on 4 July 1827 in Clinton Co., NY.  She was born 4 Nov. 1807, and died 20 April 1892 in the town of Moira, Franklin Co., NY.  He lived in Malone, NY.  (R‑104 R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1666.   Hulda Ann Graves, b. 10 March 1828, d. 9 Jan. 1829.

  1667.   Henry Graves, b. 27 Sept. 1829, m(1) Amanda Harwood, 22 Jan. 1852, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 15 Jan. 1904.  Lived in Minneapolis, MN.

+1668.   Ann Eliza Graves, b. 25 Nov. 1831, m. James C. Wallace, 5 Sept. 1854, d. 10 Nov. 1870.

+1669.   Alexander Graves, b. 29 Jan. 1834, m(1) Emma Ford, 3 Oct. 1854, m(2) Martha (‑‑‑‑‑‑) Hatch, 8 March 1898, d. 16 Feb. 1906.

+1670.   Sebe Thompson Graves, b. 5 Jan. 1838, m. Eunice E. Adams, 30 Dec. 1858.

  1671.   Maria Graves, b. 19 Nov. 1840, d. 12 June 1872.

  1672.   Myron Graves, b. 25 Dec. 1843, m. Anna Wilson, d. Aug. 1908.  Lived in Huron, SD.

  1673.   Alfred Graves, b. 30 July 1846, d. 10 Aug. 1848.

  1674.   Albert S. Graves, b. 3 Oct. 1849, m(1) Hattie S. Bowen, 26 July 1879, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 23 May 1895 (Rochester, Olmsted Co., MN).  Lived in Rochester.

  1675.   Edith Adelaide Graves, b. 23 June 1853, m. William E. Walker, 26 June 1879.  Lived in Malone, NY.


Anthony Graves (618) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He lived with his brother, Rev. Benjamin Graves, when he was a young man.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1676.   daughter



Norman Graves (620) was born 1 Dec. 1803 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT.  He married Roxanna ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1808 in VT.  This Norman may be the same as the one in genealogy 296 who married Roxy Sholes.  However, the children listed for that Norman and Roxy were not listed in the 1850 and 1860 censuses for this Norman Graves as they should have been.

The Civil War enlistment records from the town of Duane, Franklin Co., NY, give the birthdate of Norman Graves, his parents’ names, and state: “98th NY Co. G, Pvt., Nov. 1861. Farmer discharged for disability June 6, 1862 at Washington, DC.”

They were in the 1850 census for Bangor, Franklin Co., NY.  They were in the 1860 census for Brandon, Franklin Co., NY.  He was a farmer.  Jane was born in VT, and the other two were born in NY.  (R‑212)

Children - Graves

  1677.   Jane Graves, b.c. 1827.

  1678.   Sarah Graves, b.c. 1838.

+1679.   Fayette W. Graves, b. 12 Aug. 1843, m. Emma Lorane Green, d. 20 Oct. 1929.


Freeman Graves (622) was born 10 July 1809 in Underhill, Chittenden Co., VT, and died 5 April 1888 in Waukon, Iowa.  His obituary was printed in a Waukon newspaper.  He married Betsey Billings on 2 Feb. 1833, probably in St. Lawrence Co., NY.  He probably belonged to the Presbyterian Church.  (R‑207)

Children - Graves

+1680.   Simeon Graves, b. 6 July 1837, m(1) Julia Barnes, m(2) Susan Rosella Watson, 22 June 1882, d. 7 Nov. 1906.

+1681.   Plin C. Graves, b. 26 April 1850, m. Ella E. McNelly, c. 1874.

+1682.   George Graves, married.

  1683.   Eunice Graves, never married.



Polly Graves (623) was born 4 (or 5) Oct. 1791, in Salisbury, Addison Co., VT, and died 2 April 1874.  She married Joseph Smith of Leicester, VT on 12 May 1811.  He died 12 Feb. 1869.  (R‑48, R‑500)

Children - Smith

  1684.   Columbia Smith, b. 11 March 1813.

  1685.   Marilla Smith, b. 12 July 1815.

+1686.   Columbus Smith, b. 6 Jan. 1819, m. Harriet P. Jones, 27 Feb. 1866, d. 20 Nov. 1909.



Ruth Graves (628) was born 11 March 1782 (or 1780[54]) in Arlington, Bennington Co., VT[55], and died 4 (or 11) April 1866 in Gustavus, Trumbull Co., OH.  She married Levi Lane, son of Jedediah Lane and Phebe Stevens of Jericho, VT, before 1805, probably in VT.  He was born 24 June 1784 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT, was raised in Jericho, Chittenden Co., VT, and died 25 Jan. 1868[56] in Trumbull Co., OH.  After their marriage, they moved to NY state, and then to Gustavus Twp., OH.  They were both buried in Old Center Cem., Gustavus Twp., OH.

Levi was a soldier in the War of 1812.  He enlisted at Burlington, VT on 19 Feb. 1813 as a private in Captain Goodrich’s Company of the Eleventh Regiment, commanded by Col. Isaac Clark, U.S. Infantry (regular army).  At the time of his enlistment, he was described as five feet nine inches tall, with grey eyes, black hair and a light complexion.  Levi was injured by a falling tree while chopping wood for the use of the troops, then quartered at Burlington, on or about 18 Dec. 1814.  He suffered fractures of his shoulder blade, collar bone, and a bone of his left arm which left his left arm and hand totally useless.  He was discharged due to medical disability on 27 May or 20 June 1815.

Levi took the freeman’s oath at Jericho, VT in 1812[57].  He was inscribed on the pension roll of the State of Vermont on 21 June 1815.  On 1 March 1826, he appeared before a justice of the peace in Jamestown, NY, seeking to transfer his pension payments to that place.  According to statements he gave in 1831 and 1832, Levi was living in Jericho, VT in Sept. 1830, after which time he removed to the town of Naples, Ontario Co., NY.  On 16 Sept. 1836, he appeared before a justice of the peace in Gustavus Twp., OH, stating that he had moved to that place one year before.

Levi was a farmer at the time of his enlistment in the army, but later records, including the 1850 and 1860 federal censuses for Trumbull Co., OH as well as the History of Jericho, show his occupation as physician.

Sylvia Graves, Ruth’s younger sister, was in the household of Levi and Ruth in Gustavus, OH at the time of the 1850 federal census, age 61.  Papers in the probate file of Levi Lane include a receipt saying:  “$6.00 Received Gustavus Feby 12, 1868 of Levi S. Lane [son & executor of the estate] the sum of six dollars for diging graves of Sylvia Graves & Ruth Lane wife of Levi Lane the said Sylvia being a relic of said Levi Lane.  [signed] ‑‑?‑‑ Bailey.”  Thus, Sylvia Graves appears to have died in Trumbull Co., OH, unmarried, prior to 12 Feb. 1868.  (R‑25, R‑26, R‑48)

Children - Lane

+1687.   Levi Stevens Lane, b. 29 March 1804 (or 1805), m. Lucinda B. Sprague, d. 10 April 1871.

  1688.   Truman Chittenden Lane, b. 15 May 1807.  He took the freeman’s oath in Jericho, VT in 1828.  He is not mentioned in his father’s will dated 1 Dec. 1856.

  1689.   William Riley Lane, b. 8 March 1810.  He is not mentioned in his father’s will dated 1 Dec. 1856.

  1690.   Desire Catman Lane, b. 23 June 1812, m. Benjamin Scoville (or Scofield).  He was b.c. 1811/12 in NY.  They lived in Gustavus Twp., OH at the time of the 1850 federal census.

+1691.   Isaac Clark Lane, b. 11 March 1814, m. Alpha (Lane) Moore, 24 Oct. 1837, d. 22 Jan. 1870.

  1692.   Phebe Graves Lane, b. 13 April 1817, m. Henry Keith, 20 Dec. 1837 (Gustavus, OH).  He was from Kinsman, OH.

+1693.   Sally Maria Lane, b. 8 Oct. 1819, m. Hulburt Perkins, 7 Dec. 1837, d. 31 July 1874.


Phebe Graves (629) was born 17 Aug. 1784 (or 18 Aug. 1785) in Wallingford, Rutland Co., VT, and died in Huron Co., OH.  She married William Allen of Underhill, VT, son of William Allen and ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was born 7 May 1780 “in the Hampshire grants” or NH, and died in Huron Co., OH.  They moved to Twinsburg, OH before 1820, and were residing in Florence, Huron Co. (now Erie Co.), OH in 1824.  She married second ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Swift in OH.  (R‑25, R‑26, R‑48, R‑55, R‑59, R‑500)

Children - Allen

  1694.   Ira Allen

  1695.   Clarissa Allen

+1696.   Hannah Allen, b.c. 1805, m(1) Jonah Bartow, Jr., 26 Jan. 1824, m(2) Moses O. Jones, 12 Oct. 1834, d. after 1848.

  1697.   Lydia Allen, b. 28 March 1809, m(1) William Smith, 12 Oct. 1831 (Florence, OH), m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Smith, d. 20 June 1862.  She had three children with William Smith, and two with her second husband.

+1698.   Marilla Allen, m. Hezekiah Smith, Jr., 28 Sept. 1837, d. after 1886.

  1699.   William Allen, b. 10 April 1824 (Florence, OH), d. 13 Jan. 1892 (Monticello, Jones Co., IA).

  1700.   Phoebe Allen, d. 2 Jan. 1892 (Orland, Steuben Co., IN).



Joshua Graves (635) was born 9 July 1784 (or 1785[58]), in Salisbury, Addison Co., VT, “when his father lived on the sand knoll, a little northery of the place now (1920) occupied by William Thomas.”  “This place is marked by a few apple trees which Chauncy Graves setout at the very commencement of his settlement.”[59]  He married Phebe (or Phoebe) (Beach) Whitney, daughter of Aaron Beach and Rachel Walker, on 14 Sept. 1808, in Salisbury.  She was born 12 Dec. 1789 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT.  She had first married Richard Whitney.  Joshua was a soldier in the War of 1812 from Salisbury, VT serving in the 11th U.S. Infantry.  He was a U.S. pensioner and lived in Essex, NY.  In the 1820 census, he was living in Leicester, VT.  Joshua was the first child born in Salisbury according to Weeks History of Salisbury.  (R‑48, R‑55, R‑59, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1701.   Lucy J. Graves, b.c. 1818, m. William Goodyear, d. 1 April 1895.

  1702.   Mary Ann Graves, m. Harlow London, 19 Dec. 1844 (Leicester, Addison Co., VT).

+1703.   Sarah Grace Graves, b. June 1824, m. Soloman Burr Howard, d. 9 May 1911.


Ira Graves (640) was born in 1795 in Salisbury, Addison Co., VT, and died 8 (or 18)[60] May 1877, in Underhill, Chittenden Co., VT.  He married Lucinda Robinson, daughter of Levi Robinson and Betsy ‑‑‑‑‑‑ of Westford, Chittenden Co., VT.  She died 13 April 1864, age 62 years, 8 months, 27 days, in Underhill, VT.  He married second Samantha (Lane) Thompson, daughter of Cyrus Lane and Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 29 (or 27) Sept. 1869 in Underhill.  David H. Adams, Minister of the Gospel, officiated at their marriage.  She was born in Jericho, Chittenden Co., VT.  He was a farmer.

They were in the 1850 census for Underhill, Chittenden Co., VA, dwelling 48, page 122, with Ira Graves, 55, farmer, Lucinda, 47, Chancy C., 19, farmer, and Chancy, 93, farmer, all born in VT.  His son Tyler was living next door.  The 1860 census for Underhill, Chittenden Co., VT, dwelling 21, page 547, listed Ira Graves, 65, farmer, and Lucinda, 58.  (R‑48, R‑59, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Samantha Lane

+1704.   Tyler M. Graves, b.c. 1826, m. Emily M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 18 Sept. 1900.

  1705.   Chauncey C. Graves, b.c. 1831 (VT), m. Lucy ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 25 Feb. 1897 (Underhill, VT) (age 66 years, 3 months, 17 days).  They were in the 1860 census for Underhill, Chittenden Co., VT, dwelling 37, page 549, with no children.



Cornelius Graves (645) was born 15 Feb. 1783, baptized 27 April 1783, died 7 Sept. 1828 near Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY, and was buried in Woodlawn Cem., Jordan, Onondaga Co., NY.  He married Anna Treat on 6 July 1804 (or 1806)[61].  She was born 15 March 1784 in Washington, Litchfield Co., CT, was baptized 1798 in the Episcopal Church at East Plymouth, CT, and died 12 Oct. 1866.  He was a stonemason and moved near Auburn, where he pursued farming, and contracted and furnished materials to build Auburn Prison and the canal locks at Jordan, NY[62].  He was of Elbridge, Onondaga Co., NY in 1810 and captain in the Onondaga Co. Militia in 1818.  (R‑94, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1706.   Emeline Graves, b. 21 June 1805, m. Henry Allen, d. 2 Aug. 1879.

+1707.   William Thompson Graves, b. 2 May 1807, m. Catharine C. Davis, Oct. 1835, d. 26 July 1889.

+1708.   Edward Seabury Graves, b. 19 Nov. 1810, m. Nancy L. Davis, 5 July 1849, d. 19 Oct. 1887.

+1709.   Stephen Rensselaer Graves, b. 2 Oct. 1814, m. Susan Barr, 7 Nov. 1843.

+1710.   Sheldon Graves, b. 3 July 1816, m. Mary Camp, 12 June 1846, d. 13 Feb. 1895.

  1711.   Caroline Graves, b. 31 Aug. 1818, d. 22 July 1821.

  1712.   Harmon Graves, b. 29 Oct. 1821, d. 2 March 1825.

+1713.   Charles Giles Graves, b. 7 March 1824, m. Harriet Philena Ormsbee, 11 Sept. 1850, d. 2 Aug. 1929.


Major Graves (646) was born 29 Dec. 1784 in New Cambridge (now Bristol), Hartford Co., CT, was baptized 16 Jan. 1785, and died 4 Aug. 1861 in Jordan, Onondaga Co., NY.  He married Abigail Lankton, daughter of James Lankton and Tirzah Catlin, on 3 (or 2) April 1806 at Litchfield (or Harwinton, Litchfield Co.), CT.  She was born 24 Aug. 1784 in Harwinton, Litchfield Co., CT, and died 9 Jan. 1832 in Jordan, NY.  They moved to that part of Camillus, Onondaga Co., NY now called Elbridge, where their oldest son was born.  Major was a soldier in the War of 1812.  They lived in Jordan, NY.  (R‑94, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1714.   Nelson Horatio Graves, b. 31 Dec. 1806 (or 1 Jan. 1807), m. Sally Rogers, 14 May 1833, d. 30 Nov. 1890.

  1715.   child, b. and d. 15 Sept. 1808.

  1716.   Ruth Graves, b. 2 June 1810, m. John Darrow.  Lived in Baldwinsville, NY.

+1717.   Mary Graves, b. 13 Aug. 1812, m. Phineas Corwin, 27 Jan. 1833, d. 5 Dec. 1882.

  1718.   Horace Graves, b. 27 Dec. 1813, d. 23 Nov. 1830.

  1719.   Major Graves, b. 19 March 1816, d. 26 Aug. 1823 (Elbridge, NY).

  1720.   Mark Graves, b. 28 Feb. 1818, d. 4 May 1818.

  1721.   child, b. 3 March 1819, d. young.

  1722.   child, b. and d. 9 Jan. 1820.

  1723.   Hannah Graves, b. 14 March 1822, m. Charles A. Rhoads, 2 June 1844, d. 3 Jan. 1895 (Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN).  He was b. 12 Feb. 1810 (Red Mills, NY), son of Anthony Rhoads and Elizabeth Secor of Elbridge, NY, d. 8 Feb. 1884 (Spotsylvania Co., VA).  They moved to Spotsylvania Co. in 1869.


Stephen Wells Graves (647), called Wells, was born 5 Aug. 1791 in Harwinton, Litchfield Co., CT, was baptized 18 Sept. 1791, and died 3 Aug. 1854 in Dover, Lenawee Co., MI.  He married Rhoda Clark, daughter of Marshal Clark and Rhoda ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 15 Nov. 1811 in Burlington, Litchfield Co., CT.  She was born 13 July 1793 in Burlington, CT, and died 29 Feb. 1837 in Dover, MI.  He was a drum major in the War of 1812.  He moved to Cayuga Co., NY between 1825 and 1830, and from there to Lenawee Co., MI about 1835.  He was a man of strong character, broad-minded, liberal, generous, and loved by the Indians in whose midst he lived in his early days in the west.  According to a report in The Connecticut Nutmegger, Dec. 1995, p. 400, he “was noted among the early settlers [of Lenawee Co.] as the most successful hunter and trapper in this part of the county.”  This publication also states that he died in 1864.  He owned a farm in Dover on which the northeast part of the village of Clayton now stands.  (R‑27, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1724.   Nancy Lucinda Graves, b. 19 Nov. 1813 (Harwinton, CT), m. George Washington Merrick (of Plymouth, CT), 3 Sept. 1834, d. 10 May 1882 (Adrian, Lenawee Co., MI).  Lived in Adrian, MI.

+1725.   Robert Lorenzo Graves, b. 13 July 1815, m. Caroline Matilda Penfield, 14 Oct. 1838, d. 9 Jan. 1849.

+1726.   Elvira Maria Graves, b. 18 Oct. 1821, m. Brackley Shaw, 7 July 1842, d. 5 Feb. 1903.


Nancy Graves (648) was born 23 June 1793, was baptized on 28 July 1793, and died 11 Dec. 1883 in Cambridge, Henry Co., IL.  She married Miles Welton, son of Noah Welton and Abigail Chidsey, on 15 Feb. 1815.  He was born 15 June 1793.  (R‑37[63], R‑500)

Children - Welton

+1727.   Street C. Welton, b. 8 Sept. 1816, m. Adeline Smith, Sept. 1841.

  1728.   Ximines Welton, b. 6 Dec. 1817, d. 9 Aug. 1822.

+1729.   Albert Welton, b. 7 May 1820, m. Susan A. Bidwell, Jan. 1842, d. 1899.

+1730.   Carlos Welton, b. 3 April 1822, m. Maria E. Peck, Nov. 1846.

+1731.   Ximines Alanson Welton, b. 17 March 1824, m. Harriet F. Root, 4 Sept. 1853.

  1732.   Ruth Adaline Welton, b. 14 July 1826, m. Eben Coll (of Plymouth), April 1845.

  1733.   Nancy Ann Welton, b. 25 Jan. 1830, m. Ralph Humphrey (of Ansonia, CT), Nov. 1853.

  1734.   Major G. Welton (twin), b. 21 June 1832 (CT).

  1735.   Marvin B. Welton (twin), b. 21 June 1832 (CT).

+1736.   Emily Warner Welton, b. 17 April 1836, m. John Boyd, 25 Nov. 1858, d. 22 June 1896.



Chauncey Graves (650) was born 10 July 1777.  He married Lucinda Barnes.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1737.   Harriet Graves

  1738.   Sybil Graves

  1739.   Thankful Graves

  1740.   Betsey Graves

  1741.   Eunice Graves



Cornelius Graves (655) married Rhoda ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was captain of the Onondaga Co. Militia in 1818.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1742.   Jacob W. Graves.  Lived in Syracuse, NY.

  1743.   son

  1744.   son



Darius Graves (661) was born about 1758 and died 31 Jan. 1814.  He married Zerriah (or Zerviah) Hovey, daughter of Nathaniel Hovey and Abigail Hatch, on 10 Feb. 1780.  He was a soldier in the Rev. War in Col. Bellow's Regt. to reinforce Ticonderoga in June 1777, and in Captain Flood's Co. from Alstead, NH in the same regt. from 21 Sept. to 21 Oct. 1777.  (R‑500, R‑502)

Children - Graves

+1745.   John Clark Graves, b. 1797, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ McLachland, 6 Jan. 1826, d. 1842.

  1746.   Allen Graves.  Lived in Concord, NH and had a tannery there.

  1747.   daughter


John Graves (662) was born about 1763 and died 28 Oct. 1792.  He married Prudence ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑502, says he married Hannah Wyman on 2 April 1787.)  After his death, she married second ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Kohn (or Cohn) and had three sons.  She was admitted to the First Church (Congregational) at Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH on 26 Dec. 1790.  (R‑500, R‑502)

Children - Graves

+1748.   John Graves, b. 29 Sept. 1786, m. Catherine Smith, c. 1805, d. 1852.

  1749.   Prudence Graves, bapt. 26 June 1791 (Walpole, NH).


Lydia Graves (663) was born before 1765, and died 12 Sept. 1847 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH.  She married David Hall, son of Jonathan Hall and Mary Smith, on 3 Dec. 1778.  David was born in 1755 and died 8 April 1803, both in Walpole, NH.  Jonathan Hall was born 10 July 1712 in Plainfield, CT, died 26 Aug. 1802 in Walpole, NH and was buried in the Walpole Cem.  Mary was born 23 May 1714 in Connecticut and married Jonathan on 14 Nov. 17‑‑ in Stafford Springs, CT.  (R‑53, R‑86, R‑176, R‑502)

Children - Hall

  1750.   Rebecca Hall, m. Samuel Martin, 26 Dec. 1805.

+1751.   David Hall, Jr., b. 1784, m. Lucinda (or Miriam) D. Burbank, 5 March 1807, d. 26 Oct. 1839.

  1752.   Rhoda Hall, m. Jonathan Russell, Jr., 7 (or 23) July 1807.

  1753.   Lydia Hall, m. Jonathan A. P. Bates, 2 Jan. 1806.

  1754.   Tirzah Hall, m. Richard Russell.  Moved to Nunda, NY.

+1755.   Ezra Hall, b. 1786, m. Priscilla Russell, 9 July 1807, d. 20 Aug. 1863.

+1756.   Levi Hall, b. 1792, m(1) Susannah Foster, m(2) Mary A. Britton, 11 Nov. 1839, d. 26 Jan. 1867.


Samuel Graves (664) was born in 1768 and died 3 Dec. 1798.  He married Sarah Clark on 21 Jan. 1790.  She died 13 Oct. 1847 and was buried in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH.  After his death, she married second Ezra Kilburn, son of John J. Kilburn.  He died in 1853 in Keene, Cheshire Co., NH.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1757.   Elizabeth Graves, b. 24 June 1788, m(1) Daniel Ellis, m(2) Benjamin Warn, d. 26 June 1891.

  1758.   Amasa Graves

  1759.   William Wayne Graves, m. Margaret Fishback.  No children.

+1760.   Samuel Graves, Jr., b. 2 Jan. 1799, m. Sarah Palmer, 25 Aug. 1829, d. 9 Sept. 1866.


Amos Graves (669) was baptized 5 Sept. 1779 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH.  He married Hannah Russell on 20 Oct. 1800.  (R‑502)

Children - Graves

  1761.   Caleb P. Graves, b. 1798 (?).



Barnabas Graves (674) was born about 1772 and was baptized 10 Sept. 1780 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH.  He married Lois Weeks, daughter of John Weeks and Thankful Slade.  She was born 27 March 1772, and died 1 May 1812.  He married second Mary Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1779 and died 24 June 1863, aged 84 years. (According to R‑502, Barnabas married Rachel Allbee, daughter of Ebenezer Allbee, on 12 Aug. 1784.  She was born 25 June 1766.)  (R‑500, R‑502)

Children - Graves, by Lois Weeks

+1762.   Barnabas Graves, Jr., b. 8 Jan. 1795, m. Edna Clark Denning, 13 July 1817, d. 12 March 1853.


Eliad Graves, Jr. (675) was born about 1774.  He married Mary Taggart.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1763.   Eliad Graves, b.c. 1795 or 1801, m. Polly Williamson, d. after 1880.



Isaac Graves (679) was born in 1767 and died 20 Feb. 1813.  He married Roxanna (or Roxana or Rosannah) Graves (#673), daughter of his uncle Eliad Graves, on 2 Aug. 1792.  She was born about 1770 and died 18 June 1862, age 92 years.  They lived in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1764.   Rebecca Graves, never married, d. 4 July 1821.

+1765.   Caleb Paschal Graves, b. 19 April 1798, m. Rebecca Wellington, 20 (or 23) Dec. 1823, d. 24 Sept. 1844.

  1766.   Sophronia Graves, b. 21 June 1800, d. after 1880.  She was living with her brother Calvin in 1880.

  1767.   Calvin Graves, b. 31 Aug. 1802, m. Margaret Titus, April 1848, d. after 1880.  She was b.c. 1799, dau. of Asa Titus.  Probably had son b.c. 1826.

  1768.   Hannah Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Pond (of Keene, NH).

  1769.   Abigail Graves, never married, d. 27 July 1848.

  1770.   Adeline Graves, b. 1812, never married, d. 25 Jan. 1841.

  1771.   child, d. in infancy.

  1772.   child, d. in infancy.


Rebecca Graves (680) was born 26 May 1768 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., CT (or Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH), and died 23 (or 21) Aug. 1848 in Walpole, NH.  She married John Carlisle, son of Capt. David Carlisle and Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 19 March 1794 in Walpole, NH.  David Carlisle, son of David Carlisle and Lattice ‑‑‑‑‑‑, died 7 Dec. 1797 in Walpole, NH at age 57.  His widow Sarah died 28 Oct. 1838 in Walpole at age 99.

John Carlisle was born in 1768, and died 10 Feb. 1833 in Walpole, NH.  (R‑502, p. 53) says he was a cordwainer, but Aldrich (Walpole, As It Was and As It Is, 1880) says he was a shoemaker.  (R‑13, R‑500, R‑502)

Children - Carlisle

  1773.   Rebecca Carlisle, b. 14 July 1794, d. 1795.

  1774.   Fannie Carlisle, b. 24 Oct. 1795, m. Calvin Graves, 1820, d. 17 Oct. 1880.  See #739 for descendants.

  1775.   George Carlisle, b. 27 Oct. 1797, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1828, d. 1863.  He was a merchant in Cincinnati, OH.

  1776.   Rebeckah Carlisle, b. 1799, m. Ruel H. Keith, 18 June 1829.  He was from Newport, NH, where they lived.


Eliphas Graves, Jr. (681) was born in 1770 at Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH, and died 2 May 1825.  He married Lucy Gates of Lyndon, VT on 3 Oct. 1793.  She died 30 Sept. 1861, aged 81 years.  After he died, she married second Captain Elias Bemiss.  Eliphas moved to Lyndon in 1799.  Eliphas and Lucy lived in Lyndonville, Caledonia Co., VT, where all their children were born.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1777.   Loren Graves, b. 12 May 1801, m. Clarissa Knapp, d. 27 May 1885.

  1778.   Constant Graves, b. 1803, never married, d. at the age of 21.

+1779.   Hubbard Graves, b. 1805, m. Clarissa Rawson, 15 April 1827, d. 1 May 1889.

+1780.   Erastus Graves, b. 8 Feb. 1808, m(1) Sally Balch, m(2) Melissa Bradley, March 1836.

  1781.   Maria Graves, b. 19 Sept. 1810, m. Abner Bradley (of St. Johnsbury, VT), 11 March 1839.  He was b. 5 March 1807 and d. 9 Dec. 1877.

+1782.   Lorenzo Dow Graves, b. 24 July 1812, m. Abigail Rice Hoffman, 1 Jan. 1843, d. 28 June 1863.

  1783.   child

+1784.   Orrison Graves, b. 24 Sept. 1816, m. Mary Roxilana Spaulding, 10 Nov. 1844, d. 23 July 1894.

  1785.   Mary Ann Graves, b.c. 1818, m. Jason Bradley, 11 March 1839, d. 11 Nov. 1843 (aged 25 years).  He d. 24 March 1882 (Lyndon, VT), age 67 years.

+1786.   John Graves, b. 27 May 1821, m. Lucinda Gilson, 27 Nov. 1845, d. 4 June 1872.


John Graves (682) was born in 1775 (or 1783) and died 31 Jan. 1860, aged 85 (or 77) years.  He married Lucy Russell, daughter of Jeduthan Russell of Acworth, Sullivan Co., NH (or Wellington, CT).  She was born 13 April 1777 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH.  He settled on his father’s homestead.  (R‑500, R‑502)

Children - Graves

  1787.   Harriet Graves, b. 24 June 1804, m. Levi Hooper, 19 Jan. 1826.

  1788.   Martha Graves, b. 5 July 1806, never married, d. 21 Jan. 1894.

  1789.   John Hubbard Graves, b. 9 (or 19) Dec. 1808, m. Lydia A. Smith (of Rochester, NY).

+1790.   George Webb Graves, b. 5 April 1812, m. Estella Watkins, 31 Aug. 1847, d. 5 April 1892.

+1791.   William E. Graves, b. 15 Aug. 1813, m. Hannah L. Pierce, 22 Jan. 1837, d. 15 July 1879.

  1792.   Mary Graves, b. 14 July 1820, never married, d. 28 Jan. 1883.  She was living with her brother George in 1860.


Sterling Graves (684) was born in 1779, died 5 Nov. 1847, at age 68, and was buried in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH.  He married Jemima Griswold, daughter of Josiah Griswold, on 18 April 1805.  She was baptized 14 Aug. 1785 and died 25 Dec. 1872, age 87 years, 11 mos.  (R‑500, R‑502)

Children - Graves

+1793.   Calvin W. Graves, b. 24 Jan. 1806, m(1) Martha Ingalls, 9 April 1826, m(2) Angerline (or Angeline) R. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 22 (or 24) April 1872.

  1794.   Caroline M. Graves, b. 4 Sept. 1808, bapt. 19 Sept. 1815, m. Nahum Stone, 31 Aug. 1829 (or 1830).  He was at one time editor of the "Museum".

  1795.   Dr.) Josiah G. Graves, b. 13 July 1811, bapt. 19 Sept. 1815, m. Mary Boardman, d. 6 July 1888 (Nashua, NH).  She was the dau. of William Boardman of Nashua.  He was a famous teacher and physician in Nashua.  No children.

  1796.   Susan Lin (or Susan Amanda) Graves, bapt. 19 Sept. 1815, d. 24 July 1818.

  1797.   Clarissa Graves, d. 29 July 1818 (aged 2 years) (or d. 22 July 1813).

  1798.   Joseph Hubbard Graves, b. 8 Oct. 1820, bapt. 23 Nov. 1821 (Walpole, NH).  He graduated as a physician and died soon afterwards.

+1799.   Charles Henry Graves, b. 13 Sept. 1824, m. Lucinda M. Thatcher, 8 May 1851, d. 13 Sept. 1894.



Si Remington Graves (692) was born 12 July (or 7 Dec.) 1770 (Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT).  His first name may have been Josiah, and Si may have just been a nickname.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He and his father, Asahel, were living next to each other in the 1810 census for Harpersfield, Delaware Co., NY.  Remington was not found in the 1820 or 1830 censuses, and he could have been the older male in the household of his son Asahel in Choconut, Susquehanna Co., PA, or that older male could have been Remington’s father.  The older male was 45 or older in 1820 (could have been either Remington or Asahel), and 70-80 in 1830 (Asahel would have been 84, and Remington would have been 60, so it was more likely Asahel).

Children - Graves

  1800.   son, b. 1795-1800.

  1801.   son, b. 1795-1800.

  1802.   daughter, b. 1795-1800.

  1803.   son, b. 1800-1810.

  1804.   daughter, b. 1800-1810.

  1805.   daughter, b. 1800-1810.

  1806.   daughter, b. 1800-1810.


Asahel Graves (696) was born about 1798 in CT or NY, and died after 1880, probably in PA.  Both his parents were also born in CT (according to the 1880 census).  He married Hannah Wells[64].  She was born about 1801 in PA, and apparently died before 1880.

They were in the 1820, 1830 and 1840 censuses for Choconut, Susquehanna Co., PA.  They were in the 1850 census for Apolacon Twp., Susquehanna Co., PA, page 171, house 2618, with him listed as Asa Graves, farmer.  They were in the 1860 and 1870 censuses for Apolacon, Susquehanna Co., PA.  In 1880 he was 82, widowed, in the household of his son, Asahel, and Hannah was not listed.  The 3 older daughters in the list of children were in the 1840 census but had probably married by 1850, since they were no longer in the household.  All their children were born in PA.

The parentage of Asahel Graves is supported not only by census records but also by analysis of the given names in this family, especially the name Asahel, the places lived, and DNA test results.

The main evidence for the marriages of sons Chester and Asahel is a series of photographs of all the children and grandchildren of Zilpha (Gould) Tallmadge which were passed on to R‑194 by Elmer Ellsworth Devol, grandson of Anna C. (Gould) Devol, who was a sister of Zilpha Gould.  (R‑194)

Children - Graves

  1807.   daughter, b. 1820-1825.

  1808.   daughter, b. 1820-1825.

  1809.   daughter, b. 1820-1825.

  1810.   William Graves, b.c. 1827, m. Jane S. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was in the 1860 census for Apolacon, Susquehanna Co., PA, 33, farmer, with wife Jane, 31, no children.  He was in the 1880 census for Dimock Twp., Susquehanna Co., PA, page 133A, age 52, with wife Jane S., age 52, no children.

+1811.   George R. Graves, b.c. 1829, m. Emily F. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+1812.   Horace Graves, b.c. 1831, m. Charlotte ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  1813.   Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1836.

+1814.   Chester Wells Graves, b. Feb. 1837, m. Zilpha Jane Tallmadge, c. 1860.

  1815.   Stella Graves, b.c. 1838.

+1816.   Asahel Graves, b.c. 1841, m. Frutilla Tallmadge.



Abner Graves (698) was born about 1780 and died 22 June 1860, at age 80.  He married Catherine Kibling of Ashburnham, MA on 19 Aug. 1804.  She died 27 March 1862, at age 80.  He moved from Walpole, NH to Strafford, VT in 1812.  He was a soldier in the War of 1812.  His first five children were born at Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH, and the rest were born at Strafford, Orange Co., VT.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1817.   George W. Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1805, m. Laurinda Watson, 17 Oct. 1833, d. 26 July 1879.

  1818.   Catharine Graves, b. 26 Nov. 1806, m(1) George Brockway (of Lyndon, VT), 15 March 1827, m(2) Joel Bolster, d. 1876.

+1819.   Willard Graves, b. 18 Feb. 1809, m. Elizabeth Walker, d. 9 Oct. 1883 (or 1882).

  1820.   Wilder Graves, d. in infancy.

  1821.   Pamelia Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1812, m. Ambrose Rising (of Barre, VT), 18 Oct. 1838, d. 1866 (aged 54 years).

+1822.   Sylvanus Graves, b. 27 March 1814, m. Frinda C. Ide, d.c. 1884.

  1823.   Sarah Graves, b. 18 Dec. 1817, m. Horace Smith (of Williamstown, VT), 15 March 1836, d.c. 1877.

+1824.   Emily Graves, m. Nathan Brown, 3 Oct. 1853.

+1825.   Orange Graves, b. 13 May 1822, m. Loretta Chandler, 18 Jan. 1849.

  1826.   Royal Graves, d. at the age of 2 years.


Orange Graves (699) was born 14 Feb. 1783, died 17 Feb. 1849 in Harpersfield, Delaware Co., NY, and was buried in Harpersfield Rural Cem.  He married Aurelia Sykes (or Sikes), daughter of Nathaniel Sykes and Mary Merrick.  She was born 21 April 1792, died 25 July 1877, and was buried in Trenton Cem., near Fox Lake, WI.  He was cornet in 1818 and 2nd lieutenant in 1820 in the Militia Co., Delaware Co., NY.  There is a story in a Gibbs genealogy that Aurelia had saved her great granddaughter, Hattie Gibbs, age three, from drowning at Fox Lake.  Their children were born in Harpersfield, NY.  (R‑1, R‑51, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1827.   Eliza Graves, b. 13 Sept. 1808, m. Benjamin F. Gibbs, d. 21 Sept. 1833.

+1828.   Hiram Graves, b. 13 Dec. 1809, m. Ann Botsford, 11 Sept. 1831, d. 3 Nov. 1855.

+1829.   Lyman Graves, b. 25 Jan. (or July) 1811, m. Laura Botsford, 28 Jan. 1833, d. 9 Nov. 1897.

+1830.   Caroline Graves, b. 10 May 1813, m. Benjamin F. Gibbs, 20 April 1834, d. 1 July 1884.

+1831.   Lewis Graves, b. 9 July 1815, m. Rebecca Butler, 1837.

+1832.   Mary P. Graves, b. 11 June (or July) 1817, m. George A. Smith, d. 19 Oct. 1881.

+1833.   Nathaniel Sykes Graves, b. 28 March 1819, m. Frances Mary Eddy, 20 March 1849, d. 8 March 1852.

+1834.   Orange Graves, Jr., b. 28 April 1821, m. Cynthia Odell, 18 Nov. 1840, d. 30 Aug. 1901.

  1835.   Harriet G. Graves, b. 28 Jan. 1823, d. 13 Dec. 1838 (Harpersfield, NY).

  1836.   Julia C. Graves, b. 31 Jan. 1825, m. William C. Pudney, d. 18 Jan. 1892 (or 1889 in Martinsville, Morgan Co., IN).  Moved to Pikes Peak, CO.

+1837.   Abner Porter Graves, b. 18 Nov. 1826, m. Eunice A. Stram (or Strain), 1847, d. 22 April 1882.

  1838.   Fannie Graves (twin), b. 26 Feb. 1829, d. 18 Dec. 1831 (Harpersfield, NY).

  1839.   child (twin), b. and d. 26 Feb. 1829.

  1840.   Emeline Ann Graves, b. 14 Oct. 1830, never married, d. 26 Oct. 1886 (Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN).

+1841.   Frances Graves, b. 22 July 1833, m. Seymour Jenkins, 8 April 1856, d. 30 Sept. 1882.


Pamelia Graves (701) was born 11 Aug. 1791 in New Hampshire, and died 13 (or 11) Jan. 1866 in Harpersfield, Delaware Co., NY.  She married Anson Dayton, son of Abel Dayton and Grace Hitchcock, on 24 April 1826 in Harpersfield, NY.  He was born 21 Oct. 1789 in Watertown, Litchfield Co., CT, and died 11 Jan. 1867 in Harpersfield.  They were both buried in Harpersfield Cem.  Their children were born in Harpersfield, and the first four were christened in the Harpersfield Presbyterian Church on 7 Aug. 1830.  Anson had first been married to Pru Almira Mitchell on 27 March 1814.  She died 11 Oct. 1825.  (R‑69)

Children - Dayton

  1842.   Orange Graves Dayton, b. 3 March 1827, m. Euphena Graham Penfield, 31 July 1855, d. 25 March 1866 (Hillsdale, Hillsdale Co., MI).

  1843.   James Nelson Dayton, b. 1 May 1828, m. Martha M. Bartlett, 27 Aug. 1857, d. 1905 (Toledo, Lucas Co., OH).

  1844.   Michael Dayton, b. 23 Oct. 1829, m. Emily Frances Lantz, 26 Dec. 1871, d. 27 April 1903 (Mendota, La Salle Co., IL).

  1845.   Cordelia Dayton, b. 21 May 1831, m. Charles G. Robertson, 12 Sept. 1860, d. 22 May 1922.

  1846.   John Bangs Dayton, b. 10 July 1833, m. Frances Mary (Eddy) Graves (see #1833), 14 March 1858, d. (Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA).

  1847.   Eliza Dayton, b. 25 Nov. 1835.

+1848.   Lucinda Copley Dayton, b. 2 April 1838, m. David Mosier Silliman, 3 June 1867, d. 17 Nov. 1877.



John Graves (705) was born 17 (or 14) Oct. 1784, and died 16 Sept. (or Oct.) 1862 at Shongo, Allegany Co., NY.  He married Jerusha Campbell, daughter of Nathaniel Campbell and Beulah Fuller, on 13 Jan. 1808.  She was born 19 June 1791 in Orange Co., NY, and died 5 Nov. 1862.  (Nathaniel came to America from England and his wife came from Scotland).  Jerusha was a half-sister of Charity Campbell, who married Abner Graves (#708), John’s brother.  Census records list John’s occupation as farmer.  They moved in 1829 from Potter Co., PA to Shongo, NY.

This John may have been a veteran of the War of 1812.  Some have passed down the story of him being an “old soldier,” since he was born during the Revolutionary War, and died at the beginning of the Civil War.  John accompanied his father Bela, with his wife and family, to Willing, NY, around 1828-1830, from Harpersfield, Delaware Co., NY.  They settled on Lot 33, and two years later, he moved across the Genesee River to Lot 15, where he remained until his death.

The following is taken from a photocopy of a presumed-original letter, obtained from the National Archives:

“State of New York

Allegany County                                                    John Graves being duly sworn

                                                                                Deposeth and saith that he is a son of Bela Graves that his mothers name was Sarah and that his Grandfathers name on his mothers side was Jeramiah Griswold and that he was born in the Town of Litchfield State of Connecticut that his father Bela Graves lived in said town of Litchfield and in sight of and nearby Major David Welch who had an Iron forge there and for whom his Father worked.  That his Father had a Brother by the name of Asahel Graves who this deponent well knew and that they resided there until this deponent was about 12 years of age and then removed to Deleware [sic] County State of New York that his father Bela Graves has in his possession a Bound Book which he has used for an account book ever since this deponent can remember until it was filled with accounts.  That there is several accounts upon said book against men who resided in Litchfield having dates as early as 1784 and that the accounts of said David Welch and Asahel Graves and others are in said book and settled and the names of David Welch and Asahel Graves and others who resided there signed to the settlements in said book.  That most of the accounts are in regular form day and date and for work as a blacksmith which was the business of his Father followed that among the accounts credited to said Welch is one of 6 penies for taking acknowledgement of deed dated 17 Nov. 1788 that the other credits are for store goods mostly and that said Welch was a merchant.  And this deponent further saith that he has always understood that his father Bela Graves was a soldier in the Revolution that he has understood it for 45 or 50 years which time [page ends] this deponent can Distinctly recall it and that this deponent is now over 60 years of age.  That this deponent has heard his father talk of the war and give recollections of his service when his Fathers Memory was good and when he could name his officers and messmates that he has often told this deponent and others that he was entitled to a pension and could get it if he lived in Connecticut or if he knew where the witnesses lived but that he was too poor and too old and could not look them up.  And that said Bela Graves is now 94 years old according to this deponents family record and that this deponent has seen his  fathers family record but does not know where it is.  All of which this deponent verily believes to be true – Sworn and subscribed this 23 day of Febry 1846 Before me [signed] Geo B. Jones Judge Allegany County Court  [signed] John Graves

I certify that said John Graves is a highly respectable witness & entitled to full credit May 15, 1846 [signed] Geo. B. Jones Judge Allegany Court”  (R‑11, R‑20, R‑32, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1849.   Sylvanus Graves, b. 12 Oct. 1808, m(1) Electa Monroe, m(2) Eliza Ann (Thrasher) Beals, d. 15 June 1878.

+1850.   Abner Graves, b. 6 June 1811, m. Mary Ann Winn, 14 Dec. 1834, d. 22 Feb. 1896 (or 1886).

  1851.   Sarah Graves, b. 28 Sept. 1813, m(1) Artemas Gibbs, m(2) Stillman Rogers, d. 1882.  Stillman settled on lot 13 in the town of Willing in 1828 or 1831.  His son by his first marriage, Ethan Allen Rogers, married Susan Graves (#3645).[65].

  1852.   Rhoda Graves, b. 3 March 1816, d. 19 March 1842.

  1853.   Abigail Graves, b. 27 Sept. 1818, m. William Shattuck, d. May 1895.  Lived in Oswayo, Potter Co., PA.

+1854.   Henry Harrison Graves, b. 22 June 1822, m. Lucy Etta Sawyer, 10 March 1844, d. 29 March 1892.

  1855.   Maria Graves (or Mariah according to R‑20), b. 26 June 1825, m. Fayette Richardson, d. 1900.  Lived in Wellsville, NY.


Jeremiah Graves (706) was born 20 Aug. 1787, and died 30 Nov. 1880 near Hallsport, Allegany Co., NY.  He married Susanna Tice, daughter of Henry Tice, on 25 April 1809.  She was born 7 March 1789 and died 20 Aug. 1854.  He married second Susan Squires in Sept. 1854.  He had lived at Harpersfield, Delaware Co., NY and near Hallsport.

Jeremiah and his brother Seth settled on lot 32 in the town of Willing, Allegany Co., NY in 1830 (then the town of Scio).  Jeremiah came from Addison, Steuben Co., NY.  In 1838 he moved his family to Fulmer Valley, town of Independence, Allegany Co., NY, where he maintained his blacksmith shop.  He was a blacksmith by trade.  They were also members of the First Day Baptist Church.  Their monuments are in the Fulmer Valley Cem.  (R‑32, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Susanna Tice

  1856.   William Bela Graves, b. 4 Oct. 1810, never married, d. 12 Jan. 1857.

  1857.   Mahala Graves, b. 5 Jan. 1812, m. David Burdick.

+1858.   Julianna Graves, b. 14 May 1814, m. Jacob Fulmer, 21 Oct. 1841, d. 20 Dec. 1845.

  1859.   Polly Maria Graves, b. 8 March 1815, m. Henry DeWitt Clinton (of Brockwayville, PA), 25 Feb. 1832 (Addison, Steuben Co., NY).  He was descended from Sheldon4, Henry3, Shiebael2, Lawrence1 Clinton.

+1860.   Daniel Tice Graves, b. 9 June 1816, m. Catherine Ann Fulmer, 11 Feb. 1843, d. 13 Feb. 1884.

  1861.   Laura Graves, b. Feb. 1818, d. 30 April 1819.

+1862.   Rebecca Graves, b. 7 April 1819, m. Theodore Livermore, 20 Nov. 1839, d. 30 Dec. 1915.

+1863.   Jeremiah Graves, b. 21 Aug. 1821, m. Lany Maria Lewis, 19 July 1846, d. 16 Jan. 1879.

+1864.   John Graves, b. 27 Feb. 1823, m. Sarah Covill (or Covel), 15 Oct. 1849, d. 10 Jan. 1906.

+1865.   Nancy Graves, b. 25 March 1825, m. Joseph A. Leonard, 19 July 1846, d. 9 Feb. 1850.

  1866.   child, b. and d. 13 March 1827.

+1867.   Henry Taylor Graves, b. 24 March 1829, m(1) Samantha M. Norton, 20 March 1849, m(2) Lucinda Norton, 24 Oct. 1858, m(3) Elizabeth Kimble Bly, 13 Sept. 1912, d. 13 Feb. 1924.

+1868.   Curtis Parkhurst Graves, b. 19 (or 17) Aug. 1831, m. Olive Jane Andrus (or Andrews), 31 Dec. 1861, d. 13 Jan. 1878.


Seth Graves (707) was born 14 (or 11) March 1790 in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT, died 2 Dec. 1851 (or in 1850 at age 60), and was buried in the Graves Cem. in Shongo, Allegany Co., NY.  He married Jane (“Jennie”) George, daughter of Bedford George and Elizabeth VanCampin.  She was born in Oct. or Nov. 1800 in PA, and died in 1884 in Willing, Allegany Co., NY, at age 84.  They lived near Shongo, Allegany Co., NY.  Seth came to the town of Willing, Allegany Co., NY by way of Potter County, PA in 1828-30.  He located on lot 32 with his brother Jeremiah (#706) and remained in the town the rest of his life.  He took up a sixty-four acre plot and built a log house, barn, and blacksmith shop.  Sometime after her husband’s death, Jane went to live with her son, Benjamin Graves, in Anamosa, IA.  She is listed with Benjamin and his family in the 1860 Jones Co. Census of Anamosa, age sixty-eight, born in PA.  In the 1855 town of Willing census, Jane is listed as a widow, age sixty-three, and Benjamin, a farmer, age nineteen.  (R‑32, R‑163, R‑500).

Children - Graves

+1869.   William S. Graves, b. 1813, m. Electa Strait (or Strate), d. 22 May 1895.

  1870.   Polly Graves

+1871.   George Graves, b. 27 Jan. 1816, m. Jane Hunter, 16 Oct. 1840, d. 17 Nov. 1896.

+1872.   Jeremiah Benjamin Graves, b. 19 Nov. 1816, m. Anne Mariah Hunter, 16 Oct. 1840, d. 27 June 1886.

+1873.   Emily Graves, b. 22 Feb. 1822, m(1) William Cornish, 22 Feb. 1838, m(2) Samuel Hurd.

+1874.   Hannah Graves, m. Hiram Hunter, d.c. 1895

  1875.   Sarah Graves, m. Tera Baker.  Lived in Shongo, NY.

  1876.   Ann Graves, b. 22 Jan. 1827, d. 30 April 1852 (Willing, NY).  Bur. Graves Cem. (Shongo, NY).

  1877.   Marinda Graves, b. 10 June 1833, m(1) Hiram Franklin Ensworth, m(2) Max Briggs.  Lived in Olean, NY.

+1878.   Benjamin Graves, b. 21 Jan. 1836, m(1) Elizabeth Abbott, m(2) Patience S. (King) Hopkins, 26 March 1896, d. 19 Jan. 1919.


Abner Graves (708) was born 12 March 1793 and died 9 (or 11) Nov. 1856.  He married Charity Campbell on 15 April 1819.  She was born 28 Feb. 1801 and died 7 June 1884.  They lived in Wellsburg, Chemung Co., NY.  (R‑32, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1879.   Sarah Graves, b. 8 Aug. 1820, m(1) Joseph Brigham, m(2) David Brown, d. 19 Jan. 1891.

+1880.   Cynthia Graves, b. 6 May 1822, m. William James Fuller, 2 Jan. 1842, d. 18 July 1899.

+1881.   Nathaniel Campbell Graves, b. 6 March 1825, m. Selecta Ann (Hall) Raymond.

  1882.   Laura Elizabeth Graves, b. 26 Dec. 1826, m. Henry C. Evans, 10 Nov. 1852, d. 27 Nov. 1896.  He was b. 25 April 1830, d. 16 Aug. 1896.  No children.  Both bur. in Ridgebury, Bradford Co., PA.

+1883.   Henry Taylor Graves, b. 3 March 1829, m. Sarah Wallace.

+1884.   Peter Dunlap Graves, b. 22 Oct. 1830, m. Adaline Potter, d. in the Civil War.

+1885.   Julia Ann Graves, b. 22 Aug. 1833, m. William Henry Worden, 28 Dec. 1859, d. 1913.

  1886.   Jerusha Maria Graves, b. 14 March 1836, m. Ephraim Andrus, d. 16 March 1861.

  1887.   James Carlin (or Campbell)[66] Graves, b. 21 March 1838, d. 18 Feb. 1839.

  1888.   William James Graves, b. 12 May 1840, d. 24 Oct. 1864 (in the Civil War).

+1889.   John Wesley Graves, b. 12 July 1842, m. Maria Boyce, d. 18 May 1907.

+1890.   Harriet Dorlesca Graves, b. 7 Nov. 1845, m. Charles Walker, 12 Jan. 1870, d. 5 Sept. 1885.


Rhoda Graves (709) was born 16 Feb. 1796 and died 16 Sept. 1877.  She married William Camp[67], who was born 2 June 1789 and died 17 March 1851.  They were buried in the Presho Cem., located in Steuben Co., NY, on Route 15 just south of the Presho Methodist Church, toward Lindley, NY.  Rhoda was mentioned as living in Post Creek, NY, Chemung Co. during the 1870’s in diaries kept by Cynthia M. Fuller Brown, granddaughter of Abner Graves, Rhoda’s brother.  (R-32)

Children - Camp

  1891.   Emily Camp, b. 1821, d. 8 Sept. 1855.  Bur. Presho Cem.

  1892.   William M. Camp, b. 18 April 1828, d. 24 Sept. 1854.  Bur. Presho Cem.



Daniel Graves (715) was born in 1790.  He may have been a twin of Seth.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑13)

Children - Graves

  1893.   Lena Graves

  1894.   John Lyman Graves


Seth Graves (716) was born 14 Feb. 1790 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH, was baptized 2 Nov. 1800 in the Presbyterian Church in Cooperstown, NY, and died 27 June 1877 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.  He married Eliza Flynn of Danbury, CT, then living in Butternuts, NY, in May 1833.  She died 10 July 1873, at age 65.  He was a mariner.  At least their last 3 children were born in Geneva, Ontario Co., NY.  (R‑13, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1895.   Julia Graves, d. at age 6 (Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY).

  1896.   Helen Maria Graves, b. 1836, d. 1877 (Chicago, IL).

+1897.   Charles Augustus Graves, b. 24 Nov. 1842, m(1) Letitia Hill, 1874, m(2) Addie C. Brown, 8 Sept. 1884, d. 1918.

  1898.   Charlotte Graves, d. at age 13 (Geneva, NY).

  1899.   Mary Eliza Graves, b. 4 March 1845.  Lived in Winona, MN.

+1900.   William Horace Graves, b. 27 Aug. 1847, m. Mary Antoinette Barlow, 29 Oct. 1873, d. after 1892.

  1901.   Henry Axtel Graves, d. at age 3 (Geneva, NY).


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Polly Bostwick Graves
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Samuel Graves
Samuel Graves (718) was born 4 June 1794 in Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NY, was baptized 14 Dec. 1800 in the Presbyterian Church, Cooperstown, NY, and died 30 July 1880 in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA.  He married Polly Bostwick, daughter of William Bostwick and Hannah Warner, on 23 May 1819 in Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY.  She was born 28 Sept. 1798 at Whitestown, Oneida Co., NY, and died 9 Feb. 1876 in San Francisco, CA.  Samuel and Polly celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a large party in San Francisco.  They both were buried in Laurel Hill Cem. in San Francisco.  When that cemetery was demolished in the 1940’s, they were reburied in Cypress Hill Cem., Colma, CA, plot 681, in what is known as Laurel Hill Mound.  Those buried there were, for the most part, early pioneers and leaders in the San Francisco and northern California areas.

He was a devoted member of the Masonic fraternity and lived in Batavia, NY at the time of the Great Anti-Masonic crusade in this country.  The family returned to Auburn, NY about 1829 and lived in the large house purchased at 10 Orchard St. (name now changed) where the ten living children were raised.  He then moved to California and was prelate of the Grand Commandery in that state.  He was a man of great strength and purity of character and much respected.

He was an inventor, a gold/silver/platinum-smith, and a watchmaker.  Polly and Samuel were staunch Episcopalians, as were their children.  Samuel supposedly made a silver altar vessel for Benicia’s Episcopal Church.  In Benicia, the capital of California at the time, both Samuel and his son were instrumental in the establishment of that parish as well as the two academies, one for boys and the other for girls, associated with it.  The two men were also instrumental in establishing St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in San Francisco and were lay leaders there for many years.

When Samuel and Polly moved from New York to San Francisco in 1863, the ship carrying all their household furnishings and possessions was captured by Raphael Semmes, the notorious Civil War-era “Confederate pirate”, captain of “The Alabama.”

The Memoirs and Masonic History of the late Samuel Graves[68], compiled at the time of his death, gives the following accounts of his life:

“For three or four years, — from eight until nearly twelve years of age, — he attended the village school, taught by Mr. Orlando R. Cory…These few years in the public school, to which may be added about six months after he had arrived at the age of twenty-one years, comprise all the educational advantages which Bro. Graves ever enjoyed:  he was emphatically a self-taught man.  At the age of fourteen years he was bound as an apprentice to the firm of Graves & Nichols, the senior partner being his elder brother, Jesse Graves.  This firm carried on the business of watch-making and manufacturing jewelry, and here Bro. Graves had the benefit of instruction in the art of working the precious metals by skilled workmen from the older cities of the United States and Europe…

Of the exhilarating amusement of skating, Master Samuel was particularly fond; and, in the winter season, the glassy surface of Lake Otsego in Cooperstown, NY, nine miles in length by about two in breadth, afforded him and his young companions ample scope for indulgence in their favorite pastime.  Among those who often joined the merry throng upon these skating frolics was the since celebrated novelist, James Fennimore Cooper, from whose family Cooperstown derived its name.  Of him Bro. Graves says:  ‘He was the most graceful skater I ever saw; being tall and slender in form, he was exceedingly active, and, while skating, would cut the initials of his name in the ice with the greatest ease.’

The longest vacation taken by Samuel during his apprenticeship was occupied in escorting his mother on a visit to her mother, whom she had not seen for more than twenty-five years.  This journey from Cooperstown, New York, to Peterboro, New Hampshire, a distance of more than two hundred miles, was no light undertaking for a lady, whose only escort was a boy of fifteen years.  As the details of the journey are interesting, we will give his own graphic description of them.  “We left Cooperstown in August, 1809, in a one-horse carriage and arrived in Albany at noon of the third day, having traveled about sixty-six miles.  From there we proceeded to Lansingburg, where my youngest brother was living, and also my mother’s youngest brother, Walter, who was minister in charge of the First Presbyterian Church in that city.  We remained there over Sunday, and on Monday morning we left for Walpole, passing through Hoosac and Bennington, at the base of the Green Mountains, where a decisive battle had once been fought, and we felt great interest in viewing the grounds, as my father and two uncles had taken an active part in that battle.

“After a short visit to this place, we departed for the town of Brattleboro.  Our road led over the mountain by a steep grade, three miles in length.  The weather being very warm, we were obliged to stop several times to rest our wearied horse, and when about half the distance was accomplished, we stopped to examine a very large birch tree, under which, we were informed, a man, who many years ago attempted to cross the mountain in the winter time, was found frozen to death.  In consequence of this fatal incident, the tree had become an object of interest, and the names of several hundreds of travelers who had passed that way had been cut into the bark of the tree, some of them as high as a man could reach by standing erect upon a horse’s back.  Several other trees in the vicinity had been covered with names in the like manner, and I was about to add my name to the number when my mother discovered a man approaching us, and hurrying me down, I lost an opportunity of immortalizing my name, and our equine motor received a sudden impetus on the road to Brattleboro, where we arrived about sunset, having accomplished only about twenty miles during the day; and a hard day’s work it was.  Here we rested during the night.

“On the following day, we traveled for several miles near the banks of the Connecticut river, and were much amused at the different styles of fences presented to our view.  Some fields were entirely surrounded by pine stumps, whose formidable roots, all turned outward, formed an impenetrable barrier to the predatory incursions of trespassing cattle; others were enclosed by stone walls, the material for which had been gathered from the land to make room for the seed, and had been erected by hands which perhaps, but a few years since, had been engaged in doing battle to secure the independence of our Nation.

“Near the close of that day, we crossed the Connecticut River near Bellows’ Falls, in the village of Walpole, where we passed the night with some of our relatives, and gladly availed ourselves of the opportunity for rest afforded us, after a long and tedious journey of about two hundred miles.  In those days, a journey of that length was attended by more hardship and annoyance, and occupied more time, than is now experienced in a trip across the continent.

“On the following morning we found our way to the well known ‘Graves’ Farm,’ situated about one and a half miles east from Bellows’ Falls, on an eminence overlooking the village of Walpole.  This farm, consisting of one hundred and sixty acres, was purchased by my grandfather in its wild and uncultivated state; but now, how striking the difference!  The virgin forest had given way to cultivated fields and orchards abounding in various kinds of fruit trees, while the rude cabins of the pioneers were replaced with substantial farm-houses, barns, cider-mills, etc.

“My grandfather’s name was Aaron Graves, and at the time of our visit he was ninety years of age, and apparently in the enjoyment of good health.  His son Samuel carried on the farm, and, I believe, continued to do so during his lifetime.

“After a visit of about ten days to our relatives at the old homestead, refreshed and recuperated by rest and the hospitable fare characteristic of the ‘Old Granite State,’ we again proceeded on our journey to Peterboro, a town about thirty miles distant, on the direct road to Boston.  On our way we passed through the town of Keene, a lively little village, where we tarried a short time to refresh ourselves and give needed rest to the faithful horse, who had thus far borne us securely on our way.  While looking about the town a little, we encountered a gentleman of an inquiring turn of mind, who, with a laudable (?) ambition for the acquisition of knowledge, proceeded to interview us after the traditional Yankee method.  ‘Where did you come from?  Where are you going?  What kind of folks are living away out there in the wilderness?  A’int the Injuns very troublesome?  and, what d’ye call that kind of carriage way out there in York State?’  were questions propounded in rapid succession, and which I answered to the best of my ability, and, bidding our inquisitive friend good-bye, we resumed our journey, and after about two hours of travel we arrived at the farm where my mother was born.  Here we found my mother’s mother—a lady whose hair was bleached by the snows of eighty-eight winters—seated at the loom, busily engaged in plying the weaver’s shuttle in the manufacture of a coarse hempen fabric, used for the purpose of covering the kilns in drying hops.  My uncle, who was many years younger than my mother, had charge of the farm, and was largely engaged in raising hops for the Boston market…

“My maternal grandfather I know little of; he died several years before the Revolution.  We remained a few days at the old homestead, after which, rested and refreshed, we set out upon our return.  We stopped at Walpole and Lansingburg, where most of our relatives resided, and at the latter place we were joined by my youngest brother, who had been spending some time with an uncle who resided there.  After remaining a few days at this place, we diligently prosecuted our journey home, and arrived safely in Cooperstown, after an absence of six weeks.  We found our friends all well, and glad to welcome us back after our long and tedious journey.’

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Home of Samuel and Polly Bostwick Graves, 10 Orchard St., Auburn, NY
After a few days’ rest, Master Graves again took his place in the workshop, and was employed in the manufacture of gold beads, an article of jewelry which the superstition of the time had invested with a particular charm, as they were believed to be the only effectual remedy for the “goitre,” an unsightly swelling of the throat, now seldom seen in this country, but still common in the mountains of Switzerland.  The fear of disfigurement by the repulsive “goitre,” and the faith reposed in gold beads as a preventative, created a brisk demand for the shining spheres, and the jewelers were very careful not to discourage the belief in their efficacy as a remedial agent.

When Master Graves had served some three years of his apprenticeship, he had made such progress in the jewelers’ art that he was enabled to earn considerable amounts by over-work; that is to say, after the usual day’s work required of a journeyman was accomplished, he would be paid journeyman’s wages for all work over the required task.  For instance, to make one set of silver tea-spoons was accounted as one day’s work, while two days were allotted to a set of table-spoons; one string of gold beads occupied one day in their manufacture, and other articles were considered in like proportion.  When our apprentice had performed his allotted task he was at liberty to dispose of the remainder of his time as he pleased, and, being industrious and frugal, he chose to remain in the factory and earn what he could by extra labor, rather than spend his time in profitless amusement.  The price at that time for making a set of tea-spoons was one dollar, table-spoons two dollars, etc…

It was his invariable custom, during his apprenticeship, to rise early in the morning and proceed to the workshop, where he would employ himself for about an hour and a half before breakfast, walking nearly a mile to obtain that meal, which act of pedestrianism, being repeated twice daily, gave him considerable out of door exercise.  At six o’clock, P.M., his day’s work proper was ended, but it was his custom to return to the workshop after partaking of the evening meal, where he would labor until eleven o’clock on extra work.  He would then retire to his much-needed rest, usually carrying home with him a box in which were packed some seventy-five or one hundred watches, having no fear of being robbed or molested.  Only six hours of the twenty-four were devoted by him to sleep, the remaining eighteen being spent in active labor or in the improvement of his mind by reading and study.  In this way he faithfully served his apprenticeship of seven years, terminating on the fourth day of June 1815.  Upon a final settlement with his employers, he found himself in possession of something over three hundred dollars, and with this capital he commanded business for himself in Cooperstown, where he was born, and the boundaries of which he had seldom crossed.  In this business he continued for one year, at the expiration of which a friend of his, Roger Haskell by name, a saddle and harness maker by trade, having decided to remove his business to Auburn, a growing vilage [sic] situated about one hundred miles west of Cooperstown, proposed to Mr. Graves to close up his business in the latter place and seek, with him, in the former, a more extended field of enterprise.  After consulting with a young man named James Fitch, between whom and Mr. Graves a partnership had been negotiated, they decided to accept Mr. Haskell’s proposition, he offering to let them have a part of his store, which would cost but little to fit up for their business.

Before going to Auburn, Mr. Graves proceeded to Albany to replenish his stock of goods, and on his return, bidding good-bye to his friends and neighbors, he took his departure to seek his fortune among strangers.

The description of his journey to Albany and afterwards to the scene of his future labors, and his struggles to obtain a foothold in business there, will be given in his own words.

“He says:—“We left Cooperstown for Albany on the nineteenth day of June 1816, in an open wagon, that being the only mode of conveyance available, and for fellow-passengers we had the pleasure (?) of the company of the sheriff and four guests of the commonwealth, who, having involuntarily accepted the hospitalities of the State, were being escorted to the institution in such cases provided for their future (dis)comfort, and to secure them against the attacks of Indians and wild animals which at that time abounded in its more unsettled localities.  This institution was called the New York State Prison, and was, at that time, the only penitentiary in the State, and was located in the city of New York, near where Canal Street now terminates on the North River side.

“I well remember the morning we left Cooperstown, for, although we had reached the middle of the first month of summer, the ground was covered with snow six inches deep, and when the sun rose and melted the snow, the corn, which had grown to the height of from two to six inches, was blackened and withered as if swept by a storm of fire.  Forest and fruit trees shared the same fate throughout a large extent of the country and on the evening of that memorable day, fires in the houses were as necessary to comfort as if the season had been mid-winter.  This phenomenal weather prevailed during the entire summer season, and extended throughout the United States.  Frost appeared in the Northern States to a greater or less extent in every month of the year, and crops, in many instances, were entirely destroyed by it.  Corn was a total failure in all the Northern States, and throughout the Eastern States but little ripened sufficiently to serve for seed.  A few farmers were fortunate enough to have kept over a portion of the previous crop, but the bulk of seed had to be obtained from the Southern States at the price of two dollars and fifty cents per bushel of sixty pounds, and even at that price it was difficult to obtain.

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Samuel Graves in Masonic Regalia
“The potato crop also failed, and many cargoes were imported from Ireland, and upon their distribution through the country, the people would cut out the eyes for seed and would use the remaining portion of the tubers for food.

“The year 1816 will long be remembered as the year without a summer; and this abnormal condition of things was attributed by scientists to the spots upon the sun, which in that year were so distinct that they could readily be discovered with the naked eye, and by using a piece of smoked glass their sizes, shapes, and number could without difficulty be traced and determined.  The air had a chilly feeling, similar to that experienced during the total eclipse of the sun in 1806, when, at eleven o’clock in the morning, the fowls went to roost and the cattle sought shelter as at night.

“The weather gradually improved as the spots disappeared from the sun, and the time of scarcity was succeeded by a season of abundance.  So great was the yield in cereals during the three years immediately succeeding the scarcity of 1816-17, that wheat, which in those years readily commanded $2.50 per bushel, was sold in any quantity at thirty cents per bushel.  I remember a reply made to my partner by a Mr. Underwood, in 1819, who asked if he was not buying too much wheat.  He answered: ‘I will buy wheat as long as I can find thirty cents to pay for a bushel.

“The principal reason for this great decline in prices was, that every farmer exerted himself to raise the largest possible quantity of grain, believing that high prices would continue to rule.  This was a great mistake, for the quantity produced was far more than sufficient to supply the local demand, and as no facilities by canal or railroad at that time existed to convey the surplus to market, ‑ to use a California expression ‑ grain naturally ‘tumbled to bed-rock prices.’

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Lucius Smith Graves, son of Samuel Graves
 “The means of transportation, however, were not long delayed.  By the energy, enterprise, and perseverance of De Witt Clinton, then Governor of New York, aided by the efforts of Humphrey Howland, of Scipio, a canal was projected to connect the waters of Lake Erie with those of the Hudson River.  The proposed canal was to be three hundred and sixty-three miles in length, and by its means a direct channel for freight and passenger traffic would be opened between Buffalo and Albany.  The first advocate of this stupendous project was Jesse Hawley, who, in a series of articles published in 1807-8, under the nom de plume of ‘Hercules,’ set forth the feasibility and great importance of the enterprise.  The work was not commenced, however, until 1817, when it was pushed with great energy until its completion in 1825, and on the second day of November of that year the consummation of this great work was celebrated by the firing of cannon along the whole line.  I was at that time Superintendent of the Arsenal at Batavia ‑ having been appointed to that position several months previously ‑ and received orders to fire a salute of one hundred guns on that day, commencing at meridian.  It is needless to say that the order was cheerfully obeyed.

“At the time of Mr. Graves’s arrival in Auburn, accompanied by his partner…he was twenty-two years of age…  In figure he was somewhat slender, but well and firmly knit, straight as an arrow, measuring five feet and ten inches in height, and weighing one hundred and thirty-two pounds.  He was industrious and frugal in his habits, and, to use his own words, “had neither time nor inclination to cultivate idle or vicious practices.”

There were two persons in Auburn at the time of Mr. Graves’s advent, engaged in the business of manufacturing and repairing watches and jewelry.  Upon these artisans our young adventurers called, and, introducing themselves, made known their intention of establishing themselves in the same line.  The first upon whom they called expressed his willingness somewhat sneeringly, to have them try the experiment; but the second, an aged Quaker, said: “Wal, boys, I think thee has driven thy pigs to a poor market.”  Two years afterwards jeweler No. 1 had sold out his business and gone to farming, and the venerable Friend who had so tersely expressed his lack of confidence in the pig market was glad to find employment with the new firm.

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Hannah Sophia Graves and Elizabeth Graves Vail, daughters of Samuel and Polly
The aforesaid Quaker claimed to have made the first watch manufactured in America, and Mr. Graves said he had reason to believe the statement was correct.  The name of this ancient horologer was Peter Fields.

Mr. Graves continued to do a successful business in Auburn until 1824, when he was induced to close out and remove to the town of Batavia ‑ a change which he subsequently had reason to regret as a financial failure.

In the summer of 1825 General La Fayette, accompanied by his son, passed through Rochester, on his way to New York.  The municipality of Rochester gave a public entertainment in honor of the distinguished visitors, to which Mr. Graves was invited, and was introduced to La Fayette as a brother Mason.  He was also introduced to the younger La Fayette and a companion who traveled with them but whose name is not given.  Of this entertainment Mr. Graves says:-

“The Mayor of Rochester presided at the head table, and on his right sat General La Fayette, his son, and traveling companion.  The tables were loaded with the luxuries of the season, and after the cloth was removed speeches were made by the Mayor, General La Fayette, and others, and the utmost good feeling prevailed.”

Mr. Graves was married on the twenty-third day of May, 1819, to Miss Polly Bostwick, daughter of the late William and Hannah Bostwick, of Auburn.  The marriage was solemnized in St. Peter’s Church at that place, the Rector, Rev. Lucius Smith, formerly of Litchfield, Connecticut, officiating on the occasion.  They were the first couple ever married in that Church, and also the first couple ever united in the bonds of wedlock by the Rector.  The ceremony was performed during divine service in the afternoon, and attracted much attention, as marriages in churches at that day were something of a novelty.  The other churches were closed on that afternoon, and St. Peter’s was crowded to its utmost capacity.  The bridesmaids were Misses Hannah Terry and Philura Bostwick, and the groomsmen were William W. Bostwick and John Porter.  The marriage proved to be a most happy one, and for fifty-seven years this model couple rejoiced in each other’s joys and aided each other in bearing the burdens of life.  Ten children were born to them: three died in infancy, two died at a later period, and five – three sons and two daughters – are now living.”  (R‑13, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1902.   William Bostwick Graves, b. 24 March 1820, m. Julia A. Ward, 8 Sept. 1842, d. 5 Feb. 1855.

+1903.   Samuel Seabury Graves, b. 19 Oct. 1821, m(1) Julia Ann Carpenter, 12 Sept. 1851, m(2) Elizabeth Ann Wilson, 7 Jan. 1858, d. 29 Oct. 1906.

  1904.   George Throop Graves, b. 19 April 1823, d. 20 July 1824.

+1905.   Hiram Throop Graves, b. 12 Dec. 1824, m(1) Melissa B. Chadwick, 24 Oct. 1854, m(2) Augusta Taylor, 15 Feb. 1865, d. 24 Sept. 1902.

  1906.   Hannah Sophia Graves, b. 27 May 1826 (Batavia, Genesee Co., NY), d. 10 Feb. 1909 (Mill Valley, Marin Co., CA).

+1907.   Elizabeth Maria Graves, b. 31 Jan. 1829, m. Kendrick Vail, 14 Sept. 1853.

  1908.   Margaret Smith Graves, b. 18 May 1830 (Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY), d. 9 Aug. 1831.

+1909.   Augustus Bostwick Graves, b. 15 Nov. 1832, m. Mary Manning Sturtevant, 18 Jan. 1860, d. 12 June 1897.

  1910.   Philena Graves, b. 3 Aug. 1835, d. July 1837.

  1911.   Lucius Smith Graves, b. 2 Sept. 1838, never married, d. 19 Feb. 1873 (Pioche, Lincoln Co., NV).  He was apparently named for the minister who married his parents.



Anson Graves (721) was born 19 Feb. 1784 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH.  He married Elsenath (or Asenath) Slade of Alstead, NH, daughter of William Slade and Anne Root, on 1 Jan. 1806 (or 18 Nov. 1805) in Alstead.  She was born 6 April 1787 in Alstead, Cheshire Co., NH.  He was remembered as a great fox hunter.  They lived in Walpole Valley, NH and then moved to Alton, IL.  (R‑500, R‑502)

Children - Graves

+1912.   Newcomb Graves, b. 1 Sept. 1807, m. Lucy Loveless.

+1913.   Fanny Graves, b. 19 Aug. 1809, m. Gardner Dodge, 12 Nov. 1834.

  1914.   Rhoda Ann Graves, b. 2 Oct. 1811, m. Lyman Stearnes (or Stearns), 8 Sept. 1834, d. (Cleveland, OH).  He was b. 11 March 1808 (Walpole, NH), son of Jesse Stearnes and Betsey Gilson.

+1915.   William G. Graves, b. 11 Sept. 1814, m. Rebecca Netherton.

  1916.   Pamelia Graves, b. 26 March 1818, m. David Martin (of OH).

  1917.   Henry Graves, b. 9 Dec. 1820, m. Harriet Chaffin (of OH).

  1918.   Sarah Graves, b. 27 May 1823, m. Stephen Bartlett (of NH).

  1919.   Eliza Graves, b. 18 Feb. 1827, m. George Atchison.

  1920.   Ellen Graves, b. 25 July 1830, m. Moses Tuttle.  Lived in Illinois.


George Aldrich Graves (722) was born 13 April 1816 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH, and died 7 May 1876 in Cambridgeport, MA.  He married Diana Woods, daughter of Elijah Woods and Sally Brown of Keene, NH, on 13 May 1837.  She was born 2 Nov. 1815 in Keene, Cheshire Co., NH, and died 8 Feb. 1905.  He was a printer at Bellows Falls, VT.  His first three children were born at Keene, NH.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1921.   Emily Frances Graves, b. 10 Feb. 1838, m. Horace Harlow (of Bellows Falls, VT), 24 Dec. 1864.

  1922.   Mary Helen Graves, b. 18 Aug. 1840, d. young(?).

  1923.   Elizabeth Ann Graves, b. 9 Aug. 1843, m. Benjamin F. Sutcliff, 8 Sept. 1868.  He d. 9 March 1889.  Lived in Cambridgeport, MA.

  1924.   George Woods Graves, b. 20 Jan. 1852 (Windsor, Windsor Co., VT), m. Susan P. Bowker, 16 Oct. 1884 (Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., SD).  No children.

  1925.   Nellie Maria Graves, b. 13 July 1856 (Bellows Falls, Windham Co., VT), m. Henry J. Nichols, 12 June 1883.  Lived in Cambridgeport, MA.


Emily Corinne Graves (723) was born 22 April 1817 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH.  She married Reuben Prentiss Hitchcock, son of Joseph Hitchcock and Betsey Prentiss, on 23 Feb. 1837 in Keene, Cheshire Co., NH.  He was born 12 July 1816 in Westfield, Orleans Co., VT.  They lived in Leominster, MA.  They had other children in addition to the one shown below.  (R‑500)

Children - Hitchcock

  1926.   Willis Henry Hitchcock.  Lived in New Haven, CT.



Levi Buell (725) was born 14 July 1789 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH.  He married Lucinda Butterfield about 1818.  (R‑507)

Children - Buell

  1927.   Simon Buell, b.c. 1819.

  1928.   Edmund Buell, b.c. 1821.

  1929.   Abigail Buell, b.c. 1823.



Jessemiah (or Jesseniah) Graves (734), called Jesse, was born 23 July 1803 and died 28 Feb. 1864.  He married Almina (or Almira) Wellington, daughter of Ebenezer Wellington, on 30 March 1829.  She was born about 1809 and died 4 March 1869. They lived in Walpole, NH, and supposedly had 12 children.  He was a shoemaker.  (R‑13, R‑500, R‑502)

Children - Graves

  1930.   Ellen M. Graves, b.c. 1833.

+1931.   John W. Graves, b. 2 June 1837, m(1) Elizabeth Howland Cone, 7 May 1859, m(2) Lura J. Chandler, 9 Aug. 1871.

  1932.   Eliza H. Graves, b.c. 1839.

  1933.   Sarah E. Graves, b.c. 1841.

  1934.   Frederick N. K. Graves, b.c. 1843.

  1935.   Frank B. Graves, b.c. 1847.

  1936.   Almira Graves, b.c. 1849.


Ambrose Graves (735) was born 16 Dec. 1807 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH, was baptized 13 March 1808, and died in April 1855.  He married Persis Wheeler of Westmoreland, NH on 30 March 1829, intentions published 30 March 1829.  She was probably the daughter of John Wheeler, a Rev. pensioner, aged 80 years on 1 June 1840, who lived with them.  (R‑13, R‑500, R‑502)

Children - Graves

  1937.   Laura A. Graves, b. 1832, m. Levi C. Farrar.

+1938.   Andrew Adams Graves, b. 27 March 1834, m. Martha A. Wight (or White or Wright), 27 April 1858, d. 5 April 1905.

  1939.   Cornelia R. Graves, b. 1836, m. Chauncey O. Grimes.

+1940.   Charles F. Graves, b. 19 Aug. 1839, m. Lavinia Thompson, 24 Aug. 1861.

  1941.   George W. Graves, b. 1842, d. 27 May 1858.


Aaron M. Graves (736) was born 24 March 1813 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH, was baptized 29 May 1813, and died 6 Oct. 1887 in East Westmoreland, Cheshire Co., NH.  He married Abigail Sanderson on 2 July 1837.  She died 20 Jan. 1842.  He married second Marancy Hunt, daughter of Joseph Hunt and Prudence Wetherell of Westmoreland, NH, on 13 Oct. 1842.  She was born 18 April 1812 and died 7 Nov. 1861.  He married third Jane L. Hall, daughter of Joshua Hall of East Westmoreland, NH.  She died 15 June 1878.  He married fourth Louisa A. Willard in March 1879.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Abigail Sanderson

+1942.   Henry Parker Graves, b. 8 Nov. 1837 (or 1839), m. Helen Marie Carroll, 13 Nov. 1859.

+1943.   Warren Augustus Graves, b. 16 Oct. 1841, m. Sarah Hepzibah Metcalf, 20 Feb. 1864, d. 5 Dec. 1922.

Children - Graves, by Marancy Hunt

+1944.   Albert Hanson (or Hunt) Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1847, m(1) Jennie E. Brooks, 11 May 1876, m(2) Addie L. (or E.) Shaw, 11 Oct. 1883.

+1945.   Mary Ella Graves, b. 22 Oct. 1850, m. Ora W. Butterfield, 26 Aug. 1874, d. 24 Jan. 1930.

Children - Graves, by Jane Hall

  1946.   William Aaron Graves, b. 15 Sept. 1864.

  1947.   Wallace Edward Graves, b. 3 Feb. 1867 (Westmoreland, NH), m. Mabel J. (or I.) Cook, d. 15 March 1942.  Bur. Walpole, NH.  She was b. 10 April 1884 (Black Lands, NE), dau. of William Cook and Isabella Hamilton, and d. 1972.  He was an undertaker.

  1948.   Bertha Louise Graves, b. 28 Aug. 1869 (Westmoreland, NH), never married, d. 16 Sept. 1929.  Bur. Walpole, NH.  She was a nurse in Hartford, CT.



Ashbell Graves (737) was born 4 April 1790 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH, died 7 Jan. 1864 in Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NY, and was buried in the Boonville Village Cem., Boonville, Oneida Co., NY.  He married Roxana Hamblin.  He married second Lydia Short about 1820 or 1821.  She died in 1860.  He married third Mary A. Short.  He lived in Cooperstown, NY.  (R‑153, R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Roxana Hamblin

+1949.   Ferdinand Vandervier Graves, b. 27 July 1808, m. Phebe Maria Brincherhoff, 13 May 1829, d. 1 Feb. 1896.

Children - Graves, by Lydia Short

  1950.   Catherine R. Graves, b. 6 Dec. 1822, m. George H. Jones, 12 Oct. 1841, d. 12 Oct. 1872.

  1951.   Caroline C. Graves, b. 4 Feb. 1824, m. John Boyce, 16 Sept. 1841.  Lived in Cedar Rapids, IA.

  1952.   George C. Graves, b. May 1825, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1853, d. 1 March 1873 (Newark, Wayne Co., NY).  No children.

  1953.   Matilda M. Graves, b. 1827, m. Seneca Bragg, d. 1872.


Constant Graves (738) was born 18 Nov. 1791 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH, and died 4 Nov. 1865 in Springfield, Erie Co., NY.  He married Eunice Thurber.  She was born 6 Feb. 1795 and died 10 July 1844.  He was quartermaster of the Otsego Co., NY Militia Regiment in 1820.  (R‑13, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1954.   Louisa Graves, b. 3 July 1813, m. Edward A. Boughton, June 1836 (Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NY), d. 28 Sept. 1836 (Brooklyn, NY).

  1955.   Alonzo Graves, b. 4 April 1818 (Cooperstown, NY), d. 13 April 1819.  Bur. Presbyterian Church, Cooperstown, NY.

  1956.   Mary Ann Graves, b. 27 May 1819, m(1) William Holmes, 16 Dec. 1835, m(2) Elijah Eaton, 27 June 1877.  William d. 2 Oct. 1871.  She lived in Cooperstown.

+1957.   Abner Graves, b. 9 Oct. 1821, m. Almira Cleveland, 1 Sept. 1854.

+1958.   George Eugene Graves, b. 31 Aug. 1823, m(1) Helen Jones, 26 Sept. 1844, m(2) Celia C. Smith, 13 July 1865.

  1959.   William Graves, b. 27 March 1826, d. 5 July 1843.


Calvin Graves (739) was born 11 Sept. 1794 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH, and died 3 (or 2) June 1882 in Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NY.  He married Fanny (or Fannie) Carlisle (#1774), daughter of John Carlisle and Rebecca Graves, in 1820.  Fanny was born 24 Dec. 1795, according to Biographical Review of Otsego Co., 1892 (or 24 Oct. 1795, according to History of Walpole, N.H. and Aldrich's History of Walpole, N.H.), and died 17 Oct. 1880 in Cooperstown, NY.  They lived in Cooperstown, where he was president of the bank.  He was also a businessman, merchant, and realtor.  He was a first lieutenant in the Militia Co. in Otsego Co. in 1819.  (R‑13, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+1960.   Harriet Maria Graves, b. 21 Nov. 1820, m. George Bradshaw Wilson, 9 July 1840, d. 23 Nov. 1892.

  1961.   George C. Graves

+1962.   John Carlisle Graves, b. 25 Feb. 1828, m. Mary L. Keyes, 6 (or 4) Sept. 1849, d. 29 July 1905.

+1963.   Frances Rebecca Graves, b. 14 May 1830, m. George Greene.


Abner Graves (741) was born 10 April 1801 in Middlefield, Otsego Co., NY, died 6 Sept. 1881 in Peoria, IL, and was buried in Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NY.  He married Eppah Platner of Cooperstown, NY on 12 Sept. 1822.  She died 18 Aug. 1861.  He married second Mary (Platner) Brewster of Westford, Otsego Co., NY, sister of his first wife, on 5 Nov. 1862.  She died 30 May 1875.  He was a retired manufacturer and served as coroner at Cooperstown for 12 years.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Eppah Platner

+1964.   Charles Graves, b. 19 Dec. 1823, m(1) Harriet Burdick, m(2) Rosa Orman, 14 Jan. 1866.

  1965.   Mary J. Graves, b. 8 Aug. 1825, m. John H. H. Doty, (of Washington, DC), 5 Jan. 1848, d. 9 Aug. 1889 (Omaha, Douglas Co., NE).

  1966.   Theodore Graves, b. 31 Jan. 1827, d. 20 July 1828.

  1967.   Lucia Graves, b. 20 Sept. 1828 (Cooperstown, NY), m. William H. Tuller (of Rome, NY), 5 June 1849, d. 9 Dec. 1875.

  1968.   Theodore Graves, b. 11 July 1830, d. 20 Aug. 1831.

  1969.   Maria F. Graves, b. 5 July 1832 (Cooperstown, NY), m. Rufus M. Bennett (of Peoria, IL), 17 March 1858.

  1970.   Harriet E. Graves, b. 23 Sept. 1833 (Cooperstown, NY), m. Silas L. Keyes, 12 Sept. 1860, d. 16 Nov. 1872 (Rochester, Monroe Co., NY).

  1971.   Fenamore Graves, b. 12 Sept. 1834 (Cooperstown, NY), d. 28 Dec. 1834.

  1972.   Louise Graves, b. 2 Sept. 1836, d. 12 Nov. 1839.

  1973.   J. Louise Graves, b. 14 April 1842, d. 12 March 1866.


Horatio Nelson Graves (742), called Nelson, was born 19 Jan. 1806 in Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NY, and died 12 Aug. 1881 in Dow City, Crawford Co., IA.  He married Sarah Green, daughter of Captain Joseph Green and Sabra Olmsted, on 26 Jan. 1830 in Leyden, Franklin Co., MA.  She was born 22 March 1807 in Leyden, MA, and died 20 April 1865 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA.  They lived in Westford and Cooperstown, NY, both in Otsego Co.  His first four children were born in Westford, Otsego Co., NY, and the rest were born in Cooperstown, NY.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  1974.   Calvin Graves, b. 31 Dec. 1830, d. 30 March 1831.

  1975.   Joseph G. Graves, b. 27 March 1832, m. Sarah Coltrin, 7 Dec. 1854 (IL), d. 1911.  He lived in Cedar Rapids, IA where he was a genial and lovable man, much loved and respected, and a member of fraternal and benevolent societies.  No children.

+1976.   Abner Graves, b. 27 Feb. 1834, m. Chloe Alma Dow, 28 May 1868.

  1977.   Mary E. Graves, b. 28 Aug. 1836, never married, d. 8 Jan. 1899.

  1978.   Henry N. Graves, b. 6 Oct. 1838, d. 11 Feb. 1862(?) (in service in the Civil War).

+1979.   Isabella F. Graves, b. 3 Jan. 1842, m. George M. Howlett, 20 June 1860, d. 6 Oct. 1889.

  1980.   George Carlisle Graves, b. 21 Nov. 1846, never married, d. 23 Oct. 1870.

  1981.   Ella Jane Graves, b. 14 June 1848, d. 14 Nov. 1848.



Jonathan Farnham (745) was born 11 Oct. 1779 in Vermont, died 11 July 1851 in Pompey, Onondaga Co., NY, and was buried in the Pompey Hollow Cem. in Pompey, NY.  He married Martha Peck, daughter of Enos Peck and Anna Marsh, on 2 Oct. 1799 in Onondaga, NY (?).  Martha died in 1836.  Martha’s brother Elihu married Jonathan’s sister Ruany.  Jonathan married second Sylvia (Pease) Norton.  Sylvia was the widow of Joseph Norton.  (R‑102)

Children - Farnham

  1982.   Peter Farnham

  1983.   Polly Farnham

  1984.   Caleb Farnham

  1985.   Anna Farnham, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hill.

+1986.   Preston A. Farnham, m. Abigail S. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  1987.   Olive Farnham, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Palmer.

  1988.   LeRoy Farnham

  1989.   Lucinda Farnham

  1990.   Laura Farnham

  1991.   Jonathan Farnham (?)

  1992.   Martha A. Farnham (?)


Philo Farnham (746) was born in 1781 in Clarendon, Rutland Co., VT (?), and died after 1850 in Michigan (?).  He married Clarina (also called Clarinda) Atwell, daughter of Joseph Atwell and Chloe Pease of Pompey and Cazenovia, NY, before 1800 in MI (?).  She was born 5 July 1785 and died 19 Dec. 1834.  After Clarina’s death, Philo lived with his brother William in Silver Creek, Chautauqua Co., NY.  Philo and Clarina were buried in the Pine Hill Cem. near Pontiac, MI.  (R‑102)

Children - Farnham

  1993.   Philo Farnham, Jr., b. 1804 (Onondaga Co., NY?), m. Sarah Fisher.  Sarah was the dau. of William Fisher and Eleanor Archibald of Nova Scotia.

  1994.   Rheuana Farnham, b. 1805 (Pompey, Onondaga Co., NY).

+1995.   Chloe Farnham, m. Lemuel Stickney (?).

  1996.   Calista Farnham

  1997.   Lucinda Farnham

  1998.   Emily Farnham

  1999.   Joseph Farnham

  2000.   James Farnham

  2001.   Stephen Farnham


Ruany Farnham (747) was born about 1783 in either Vermont or New Hampshire, and died 6 July 1836 in Warners, Onondaga Co., NY.  She married Elihu Peck, son of Enos Peck and Anna Marsh, before 1798 in Onondaga, NY (?).  He was born 12 Aug. 1776 in New Haven, Addison Co., VT, and died 19 March 1841 in Camillus, Onondaga Co., NY.  Elihu’s birth date has also been reported as 1 Jan. 1775 and death as 7 March 1841.  Elihu may have been born in Shaftsbury, VT since his father had deeds there until 1786.  A deed states that Elihu and Ruany Peck of Camillus sold land in Cato, Cayuga Co., NY to Joel Northrup of Cato.  Joel was a Marsh relative.  Ruany named a son after her brother Philo.  Ruany’s brother Jonathan married Elihu’s sister Martha.  Elihu and Ruany were both buried in Warners Cem., Van Buren, Onondaga Co., NY.  Their first 3 children were born in Pompey, Onondaga Co., NY, children 5-7 in Cato, NY, the next 4 in Camillus, NY, and the last in Onondaga Co.  (R‑102)

Children - Peck

  2002.   Calvin Peck, b.23 Oct. 1798, d. 28 March 1860 (Van Buren, NY).  Bur. Warners Cem.

  2003.   Martha (“Patty”) Peck, b. 24 July 1800, m. Nathaniel Cornell, c. 1837, d. 6 Dec. 1873 (Van Buren, NY).  Bur. Warners Cem.

  2004.   Philo Peck, b. 23 Dec. 1801, m(1) Emeline Barnes, m(2) Miranda Dewey Lumbard, c. 1858, d. 21 March 1873 (Van Buren, NY).  Bur. Warners Cem.

  2005.   Aurilia Peck, b. 2 Feb. 1804, m. Harvey or Henry Tuttle, d. in Amboy, NY.  Bur. Belle Isle Cem. (Amboy, Onondaga Co., NY).

  2006.   Eunice Peck, b. 5 Sept. 1808, m. Richmond Janes, d.c. 1870.  Lived in Hannibal, NY.

  2007.   Ruana Peck, b. 22 Oct. 1810, m. Damon A. Barnes, d. 4 Jan. 1862 (Van Buren, NY).  Bur. Riverside Cem. (Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., NY).

  2008.   Emily Peck, b. 24 Aug. 1813, m. Daniel H. Abrams, d.c. 1875.  She was of Camillus, NY.

  2009.   Ethan Peck, b. 19 Oct. 1814, m. Alma Davis, d.c. 1870.  He was of Lansing, Ingham Co., MI.

+2010.   Anna M. Peck, b. 3 April 1816, m(1) Ira Hinsdale, 28 Dec. 1835, m(2) Justus Townsend, 22 Oct. 1867, d. 29 Dec. 1877.

  2011.   Lyman Peck, 29 Dec. 1822, m. Tira H. McCracken, 1845 (Amboy/Camillus, NY), d. 21 (or 25) July 1884.  Bur. Belle Isle Cem. (Amboy, NY).

  2012.   Elihu Peck, b. 14 June 1824, m. Agnes J. Bryant, 7 June 1849 (Van Buren, NY), d.c. 1875.  He was of Lansing, MI; they were married by Rev. Sherwood.

  2013.   Matilda Peck, b.c. 1826, d. 6 Sept. 1843 (Onondaga Co., NY).  Bur. Warners Cem.


William Farnham (748) was born about 1785 in either Vermont or New Hampshire, and died after 1850 in Silver Creek, Chautauqua, NY.  He married Betsy ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  In 1810, he was reported to be living in Pompey, NY with one son and his father, Eber.  In 1850, he was reported to be living with his widowed brother, Philo, in Silver Creek, NY.  (R‑102)

Children - Farnham

+2014.   William Farnham, Jr., m. Roxy ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  2015.   Clark Farnham (?)

  2016.   Denison Farnham

  2017.   Stephen Farnham

  2018.   Augustus Farnham


Eunice Farnham (749) was born 10 Oct. 1787 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH (?), died 27 April 1850 in Darien, Genesee Co., NY, and was buried in the Darien Village Cem., Darien, NY.  She married Major William Thayer on 5 May 1805 in NY (?).  William was born in 1785 and died 1844.  (R‑102)

Children - Thayer

+2019.   Lucinda Thayer, b. 1806, m. Ira Wood, d. 1897.


Col. Elisha Farnham (750) was born 20 Jan. 1790 in Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH (?), and died in 1883 in Almont, Lapeer Co., MI (?).  He married Sally Mandeville.  Sally’s sister Deborah married Elisha’s brother Preston.  Elisha was the first settler of Cazenovia, NY.  He moved to Almont, MI in 1834.  (R‑102)

Children - Farnham

+2020.   Eber Farnham, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.


Preston Farnham (751) was born about 1792 in Massachusetts, and died after 1850 in Winnebago, Winnebago Co., IL.  He married Deborah Ann Mandeville.  Deborah’s sister Sally married Preston’s brother Elisha.  The Mandevilles were of Orange County, NY.  Preston was living in Fabius, Onondaga Co., NY in 1830, Darien, Genesee Co., NY by 1840, and Winnebago, IL by 1850.  Preston and Deborah had nine children according to the records of Karen Barrett Hundley of Norco, CA, but the names of only five are known at this time.  (R‑102)

Children - Farnham

  2021.   Sydney Farnham

  2022.   Ed Farnham

  2023.   Walter Farnham

  2024.   Horatio Farnham

  2025.   Eunice Farnham, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Rose.


Eber E. Farnham (752) was born in either 1800 or 1801 in either New York or New Hampshire, died 28 March 1870 in Genesee Co., NY, and was buried in the Alabama Center Cem. in Genesee, NY.  He married Maria Taft.  Eber E. Farnham could be the grandson of Eber Farnham (#238) rather than his son.  If this is the case, he would likely be the son of Luther or Jonathan.  According to census records, Eber was living in Pembroke, Genesee Co., NY in 1820, 1830, and 1850.  A woman by the name of Ascenith Taft, who was 55 years of age and born in VT, was living in Eber’s household in 1850.  She may have been Maria’s sister.  (R‑102)

Children - Farnham

  2026.   Bradley Farnham

  2027.   James Farnham



William Graves (753) was born 30 April 1790 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT (Killingworth Vital Records, vol. 2, p. 79).  He married Roxana Redfield, daughter of Jeremy Redfield and Rachel Pierson, in Sept. 1812.  She was born 1 Oct. 1791.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  2028.   Emily Graves, m. Warren Calender (of Hartford, CT), 20 Aug. 1838 (Killingworth, CT).

  2029.   Frances Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Munson (of Wallingford, CT).



Henry Graves (758) was born 14 April 1799 in Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, and died 18 March 1839.  He married Sally Tower of Chesterfield, Hampshire Co., MA on 12 Oct. 1824.  She died 25 Nov. 1845.  They lived in Agawam, MA.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

+2030.   Henry F. Graves, b. 4 July 1825, m. Caroline T. Wood, 30 Nov. 1847, d. 28 March 1861.

  2031.   Margaret T. Graves, b. 18 Jan. 1828, m. Anson Bingham, 30 Nov. 1848.  He was b. 12 March 1828, son of Anson Bingham and Philena ‑‑‑‑‑‑, and d. 16 Dec. 1887.

  2032.   Maci Graves, b. 27 Nov. 1830, m. Orion Mason (of Medway, MA), 31 Dec. 1857.  He d. 6 April 1880 (Medway, MA).

  2033.   Helen M. Graves, b. 14 April 1834, m. Albert Williams, 9 Nov. 1853.  Lived in Collinsville, CT.

  2034.   George Bronson Graves, b. 21 Jan. 1836, m. Sarah J. Whitman, 15 Nov. 1879.  Lived in Forestville, CT.  No children.



Dency Redfield (763) was born 1 Aug. 1801 at “Chestnut Hill”, Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 9 April 1835 in Killingworth, CT.  She married David Evarts, son of Nathan Evarts and Tamar Kelsey, on 18 Nov. 1822.  He was born 26 Feb. 1796 and died 22 April 1860, both in Killingworth, CT.  He was christened 3 April 1796 in the Congregational Church in Killingworth.  He married second Amanda Vail on 2 March 1836.  She was born in 1796 and died in 1883.  David and Amanda had a son, Joseph Vail Evarts, who was born 2 June 1839, and died 17 July 1863 at the Battle of Baton Rouge during the Civil War.  Dency and David were buried in Union Cem. in Killingworth, where Joseph Evarts was also buried.  All children were born in Killingworth, CT.  (R‑27)

Children - Evarts

  2035.   Cynthia Marietta Evarts, b. 29 Aug. 1823, m. Sherman Dudley, d. 27 April 1909.

  2036.   Eliza Cornelia Evarts, b. 12 May 1825, m. Luman C. Nettleton, d. 29 Dec. 1908.

  2037.   Rachel Selina Evarts, b. 28 March 1827, m. (Deacon) Julius Buell, d. 2 March 1903.

+2038.   Nathan Hartwell Evarts, b. 10 Feb. 1829, m(1) Ellen Elizabeth Chester, 20 June 1852, m(2) Julia Kelsey, 2 Oct. 1864, d. 22 April 1901.

  2039.   Lydia Adeline Evarts, b. 5 June 1831, m. Alvord A. Stone, d. 25 June 1920.

  2040.   Francis Austin Evarts, b. 25 Aug. 1833, d. 9 July 1836 (Killingworth, CT).



Levi Haskell Isbell (775) was born 6 May 1791 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 15 Feb. 1863 in Farmers Creek Twp., Jackson Co., IA.  He married Mahala Travis on 19 May 1817.  She was born 14 Dec. 1797 in NY, and died 6 April 1879 in Jackson Co., IA.  Their children were born in NY.  Levi lived in Almond Twp., Albany Co., NY in 1830.  The information on his children is taken from his family bible which was in the possession of his grandson Harold Max Isbell of Boone, IA in 1943.  (R‑181)

Children - Isbell

  2041.   Almeda Mary Isbell, b. 18 June 1818.

  2042.   Levi Haskell Isbell, b. 1 May 1820.

  2043.   Arminda (“Ormindy”) Isbell, b. 2 Jan. 1822.

  2044.   Zuri G. Isbell, b. 3 April 1824.

  2045.   Jerome B. Isbell, b. 17 Aug. 1826.

  2046.   Andrew J. Isbell, b. 26 Aug. 1828, d. 11 May 1829 (NY).

  2047.   Joseph Warren Isbell, b. 30 March 1830.

  2048.   Mahala Isbell, b. 7 Sept. 1835.

  2049.   Andrew J. Isbell, b. 27 Sept. 1837.

+2050.   Oliver Hazard Perry Isbell, b. 25 Oct. 1841, m(1) Henrietta Michael, 20 Oct. 1864, m(2) Jane Isbell Willis, 7 April 1867, d. 24 Feb. 1917.


Zuri Jonas Isbell (781) was born 16 Sept. 1805 in Derby, New Haven Co., CT.  He married Flora Pickering.  She was born in 1804 in Gibson, PA, died 24 Oct. 1877 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, and was buried there.  (R‑181)

Children - Isbell

+2051.   George Isbell, b. 21 Oct. 1843, m. Mary Preston, d. 5 Feb. 1912.



Betsey Graves (783) was born 22 Feb. 1789.  She married Joel Woodward.  (R‑500)

Children - Woodward

  2052.   Phineas Bigelow Woodward, m. Harriet Graves (#801), 1845.  She was b. 30 Dec. 1820, dau. of Selah Graves and Sabra Roundy, and d. 18 Aug. 1859.

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J. Minerva Graves, wife of Solomon Graves
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Solomon Graves

Solomon (or Salmon) Graves (785) was born 22 June 1794, and died at age 74 probably in OH.  He married J. Minerva Graves (#791), his first cousin, daughter of Nathan Graves and Molly Jones, on 22 Dec. 1817 in Springfield, Windsor Co., VT.  She was born about 1792 in VT.  Minerva reportedly survived a number of years after Solomon’s death.  Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Allegany Co., NY, probably to take advantage of lands being sold through the “Holland Purchase.”  Many Vermonters migrated to NY at this time.  Among them were Solomon’s father Phineas and his stepmother, his Uncle Selah and family, as well as members of the Nourse family.

They were in the 1860 census for Ridgeville, Lorain Co., OH, with children William and Adelaide (or Ardelia) in their household.  Solomon was a wagon maker, as were his sons William and Marvin.  Sons Allen and Lewis died on their way to the Gold Rush in 1852.  There is a diary kept by Burton Bayless that mentions their death (Wellington Genealogy Group of RootsWeb).  An 1852 diary of George W. King (on p. 27) indicates that both Allen and his brother Lewis had been living in Ridgeville Twp., Lorain Co., OH.  (R‑52, R‑91, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+2053.   Merril Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1897.

+2054.   Charles Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  2055.   Allen Graves, d. 29 May 1852 (Little Blue River, NE, on his way to the “Gold Rush”).

  2056.   Lewis Graves, d. 29 May 1852 (Little Blue River, NE, on his way to the “Gold Rush”).

+2057.   Marvin Bernel Graves, b. 27 (or 28) Oct. 1830, m. Marietta Miranda Killom, 11 April 1855, d. 22 May 1903.

+2058.   Louisa Graves, b. 6 April 1833, m. Lewis P. Spaulding, 8 April 1855, d. 1922.

+2059.   Ardelia M. Graves, b.c. 1844, m. John Solomon Barker.

  2060.   Melissa Graves

  2061.   William Graves, b.c. 1838 (NY).  He was a portrait artist and lived at the Bancroft House in New York City.



Horace Graves (788) was born 10 March 1809 and died 6 Aug. 1876.  He married Anna Brown.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  2062.   Mary Graves, m. John Shinville.

+2063.   William Graves, m. Katherine Witherspoon.

  2064.   Sarah Graves

  2065.   Henry Seymour Graves, m. Elzada Pearl.

  2066.   Rhoda Graves, m. Milton Amrine.



Bela Graves (792) was born 31 Aug. 1794 at Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, and died 10 Sept. 1870 in Concord, Erie Co., NY.  He married Harriet Nourse on 30 May 1822.  She was born 18 Feb. 1800 in Bennington, VT, and died 19 Aug. 1862 in Concord, NY.  Their children were born in Queensbury, Warren Co., NY.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  2067.   Harriet Maria Graves, b. 1 Aug. 1823, m(1) Orson Bowen, 7 Feb. 1849, m(2) Jonathan Griffith, d. 15 Aug. 1911.  Orson d. 15 Sept. 1873.

+2068.   Elliott Hiram Graves, b. 25 Aug. 1827, m. Harriet Newell Woodruff, 23 Sept. 1853, d. 27 March 1915.


Ralph Graves (793) was born 17 Feb. 1796 in Windsor, Windsor Co., VT, and died 14 May 1875.  He married Emily Tolles, daughter of Samuel Tolles and Jerusha Sperry of Centreville, Allegany Co., NY, on 31 Oct. 1827.  She was born 8 July 1807 in Montague, Franklin Co., MA, and died 28 Feb. 1898 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George D. Wood in Pike, Wyoming Co., NY.

Emily spent more than three quarters of a century as a resident of Allegany and Wyoming counties and a member of the Baptist Church.  She died respected and loved by a large circle of friends.

Ralph and his brother John Roundy Graves bought a section of land in Dec. 1819 of the "Holland Land Purchase Company" in Eagle, Wyoming Co., NY.  To reach it they walked through an unbroken forest with only marked trees to guide them.  They cleared and improved the farm on which Ralph lived and died.  He was a very active man, was highway commissioner, and surveyed and laid out the roads in his own town and many in the county.  He took an active part in military affairs and was successively captain, major, and lieutenant colonel.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  2069.    Jerusha Sperry Graves, b. 8 Oct. 1828, m. George Dwyer Wood, 9 Oct. 1845.  He was b. 18 Nov. 1823 and d. 19 Sept. 1912.  Lived in Pike, NY.

+2070.   Willis Frederick Graves, b. 14 Jan. 1831, m. Jane E. Colton, 6 July 1853, d. 30 Oct. 1908.

+2071.   Ralph Roundy Graves, b. 12 Jan. 1834, m. Jane Teachout, 18 June 1853, d. 2 Feb. 1865.

  2072.   Henrietta Emily Graves, b. 26 Oct. 1842, m(1) William Jordan Meade, 24 Feb. 1858, m(2) Wallace Hawley, 20 June 1888, m(3) Cassar Rodney Adams, 19 March 1913.  William was b. 5 June 1833 and d. 28 July 1885.  Wallace was b. 1 Sept. 1838 and d. 26 Dec. 1907.  Cassar d. 23 March 1914.


John Roundy Graves (794) was born 28 Jan. 1799 at Rutland, Rutland Co., VT, and died 4 July 1888.  He married Mahala Jane Morgan of Eagle, Wyoming Co., NY in 1824.  She died 8 April 1875.  They lived in Eagle until 1853, when they moved to Fawn River, St. Joseph Co., MI, where they bought a large farm.  (R‑97, R‑500)

Children - Graves

  2073.   Harriet Graves, b. 20 July 1825, m. Lambert Eckerson (of Pike, NY), 1854, d. 5 Oct. 1880.

  2074.   Luthera Justina Graves, b. 9 Sept. 1826, m. Leonard Scott, 10 Jan. 1867 (Pike, NY), d. 26 Sept. 1905 (Dubois, Pawnee Co., NE).  He d. 21 Oct. 1885.  She became blind.

+2075.   Agnes Diantha Graves, b. 21 May 1829, m(1) Edmund A. Finn, 18 Nov. 1849, m(2) Albert French, 1872, m(3) N. P. Houghtaling, 21 Sept. 1883, d. 21 March 1894.

+2076.   Edward Charles Graves, b. 17 July 1830, m. Miranda Marble, 22 Dec. 1863, d. 18 June 1864.

+2077.   Samuel L. Graves, b. 17 Nov. 1832, m. Harriet N. Brooks, 3 June 1858, d. 13 Sept. 1903.

+2078.   Wellington Graves, b. 29 Sept. 1836, m. Lucy A. Patchin, 22 Dec. 1860, d. 3 March 1910.

+2079.   Harrison Graves, b. 22 Feb. 1840, m. Eleanor Matthews, d. 6 Sept. 1897.

  2080.   Martha Jane Graves, b. Feb. 1842, m. C. F. Moore, July 1863.  Lived in Dubois, NE.


William Graves (796) was born 28 April 1807, and died 24 Jan. 1894 in Riley, Riley Co., KS.  He married Diana Brooks on 5 May 1835.  She was born 16 April 1807 and died 15 April 1844.  He married second Julia (‑‑‑‑‑‑) Hibbard of Cuba, Allegany Co., NY in 1845.  She died 28 March 1880.  They lived in Cuba and Olean, NY for many years and afterwards in Riley, KS.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves, by Diana Brooks

  2081.   Elizabeth Graves, b. 14 May 1836, m. Hiram D. Rogers (of Ponca, Dixon Co., NE), 1861, d. 4 Dec. 1878.

  2082.   Sarah Graves, b. 9 Dec. 1837, m. E. Terrill, 6 Jan. 1865.  Lived in Sioux City, IA.

  2083.   Mary Graves, b. 7 Nov. 1839, m. Charles Langley, 1861, d. 18 Oct. 1864.  No children.

  2084.   Martha Graves, b. 23 Feb. 1842, m. James Edgar Freeman, 9 Nov. 1873.  Lived in Riley, KS.

  2085.   Caroline Graves, b. 1844, d. 14 May 1844.

Children - Graves, by Julia ‑‑‑‑‑‑

+2086.   Alpheus H. Graves, b. 25 April 1846, m. Nettie Barry, 5 July 1883.

  2087.   Julila E. Graves, b. 4 Dec. 1852, m. Fred Gates, 7 Sept. 1875.  He d. 2 Jan. 1914.  Lived in Dunkin, NY.  No children.

  2088.   Sylvia L. Graves, b. 4 June 1860, m. David Nudd, April 1881, d. 11 Nov. 1922.  Lived in Fredonia, NY.


Mary Jones (Mary Jane) Graves (798) was born 16 Sept. 1811 in Springfield, Windsor Co., VT, died 15 Aug. 1900 in Lake Washington, MN and was buried in Woodlawn Cem., Le Center, Le Sueur Co., MN.  She married Irwin (Erwin) Harris Granger, son of David Granger and Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 22 Jan. 1827, presumably in Pike, Wyoming Co., NY.  He was born 16 March 1805 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., NY, or Cuba, Allegany Co., NY, died 4 March 1864 in Cordova, MN, and was also buried in the Woodlawn Cem.  All children were born in Pike.

From Sylvia Dodson Novak’s A History of The Grangers in Minnesota, the following Granger history is included.  According to their son William’s and their granddaughter Mary Perry White’s obituaries, Mary and Irwin moved in 1854 from Pike, NY to a farm near Oberlin, Lorain Co., OH.  They remained on this farm for seven years.  Son Hiram and daughter Orilla left Ohio to homestead in Minnesota in 1859, the year it became a state.  They built log homes in “the deep woods”[69] of Le Sueur County.  Dissatisfied to be so far away from part of their family, Mary and  Irwin left Ohio, along with daughters, Sabra and Sarah, son, William, and Sabra’s 3-year old son, Frank, and traveled 31 days by covered wagon to join Hiram and Orilla in Minnesota.  It was said they brought the first team of horses to be driven in Le Sueur County and later built the first frame house in Le Sueur County.  “It was said that Irwin could not tolerate the hard work of the settler’s life.  He died of pneumonia on March 4, 1864, twelve days short of his 59th birthday.  Mary died Aug. 15, 1900, one month shy of her 89th birthday.”  (R‑148)

Children - Granger

+2089.   Orilla Granger, b. 7 Aug. 1828, m. Perry Wilson, 18 Feb. 1851, d. 21 Oct. 1919.

+2090.   Sabra Roundy Granger, b. 2 Oct. 1831, m(1) Francis Hagen Bowen, 16 Sept. 1856, m(2) Charles Nelson Perry, 9 Nov. 1862, d. 4 Jan. 1931.

+2091.   Sarah Granger, b. 24 May 1834, m. William D. Bossuet, d. 17 Dec. 1922.

+2092.   Hiram J. Granger, b. 12 Sept. 1837, m. Martha E. Morrison, 1868, d. 3 Oct. 1878.

+2093.   William P. Granger, b. 16 Nov. 1843, m. Nancy Jane Morrison, d. 21 April 1920.


Hiram A. Graves (799) was born 19 Jan. 1814 in Rutland, Rutland Co., VT, died 10 Aug. 1907 at Lisbon, Ransom Co., ND, and was buried in the McAlinden lot, Lisbon, ND.  He married Lucinda D. Davis, granddaughter of Mary Jones Graves (#250) and Gardner Isbell, on 30 Sept. 1838 in Olean, Cattaraugus Co., NY.  She was born 15 Feb. 1814 in Vermont, died 17 May 1872, and was buried in Kaneville, Kane Co., IL.  (R‑14, R‑500)

Children - Graves

+2094.   Mary Ellen Graves, b. 24 April 1841, m. Henry Wittman Wisner, 7 June 1865, d. 18 Jan. 1928.

  2095.   Harlow Hiram Graves, b. 22 July 1845 (Eagle, Wyoming Co., NY), d. 23 Sept. 1884 (Cuba, Allegany Co., NY).

  2096.   Valny Eugene Graves, b. 27 May 1852 (North Hudson, Essex Co., NY), d. 1 Oct. 1852 (North Hudson, NY).

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Hiram A. Graves
+2097.   Harriet Elna Graves, b. 19 Oct. 1854, m. Horace Augustus Wells, 24 Nov. 1870, d. 22 Aug. 1900.

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Hiram A. Graves
  2098.   Lillian Emma Graves, b. 17 June 1862 (Freedom, Cattaraugus Co., NY), d. 19 June 1862 (Freedom, NY).


Allen (or Ablim) Sigmour Graves (800) was born 9 Oct. 1816.  He married Mary A. Harper.  They lived in Cuba, Allegany Co., NY.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  2099.   Charles Graves

  2100.   George Graves

  2101.   Frank Graves



Joel Graves, Jr. (807) was born 28 Oct. 1833 at Westmoreland, Cheshire Co., NH.  He married Mrs. Emily L. (‑‑‑‑‑‑) Smith of Wilmington, VT on 13 Feb. 1866.  They lived in Wilmington.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  2102.   Elwin Arthur Graves, b. 9 Sept. 1872.


Charles C. Graves (808) was born 1 Nov. 1836.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ and lived at Glens Falls, Warren Co., NY.  (R‑500)

Children - Graves

  2103.   Warren Graves






Levi Wooster (815) was born about 1782.  He married Esther Terrill, daughter of Jared Terrill and Esther Elles, about 1803.  She was born 12 Dec. 1781 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT.  (R‑200)

Children - Wooster

  2104.   Albert Wooster, b.c 1804 (Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT), m. Submit Chatfield, 18 Nov. 1826 (Waterbury, CT).  She was b.c. 1806 in Waterbury, CT, dau. of Joseph Edward Chatfield and Polly Payne.


Sheldon Wooster (816) was born 22 Feb. 1792 and died 18 Dec. 1866.  He married Lockey Baldwin, daughter of Matthew Baldwin and Mary Newton, on 11 Nov. 1813.  She was born 15 Sept. 1794 and died 15 Nov. 1884.  (R‑201)

Children - Wooster

+2105.   Loren Wooster, b. 25 Feb. 1815, m. Amelia Sturdevant, d. 19 March 1896.

+2106.   Mary Eliza Wooster, b. 2 May 1817, m. Edward Philemon Payne, Nov. 1835, d. 5 Feb. 1907.

  2107.   Willis Wooster, b. 30 Sept. 1819, d. 10 Dec. 1835 (at age 16).

+2108.   Cleora Wooster, b. 25 Jan. 1823, m. John J. Hollister, 13 Aug. 1841, d. 10 Feb. 1910.

+2109.   Emeline Wooster, b. 25 July 1825, m. Isaac Gilbert Hotchkiss, 13 Oct. 1845, d. 6 Jan. 1897.

+2110.   Jane Wooster, b. 15 Nov. 1828, m. Sylvester Bailey, Aug. 1858, d. 17 Aug. 1904.

+2111.   Ozro Walter Wooster, b. 22 July 1830, m(1) Eliza ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1854, m(2) Emily Parthree, 9 Oct. 1862, d. 14 April 1891.

+2112.   Gilbert Wooster, b. 12 Sept. 1833, m. Imogene Phelps, 27 Aug. 1865, d. 25 Feb. 1908.

+2113.   Gilead Wooster, b. 12 Sept. 1833, m. Lucietia Finch, 1865, d. 17 May 1908.

+2114.   Myrtilla Wooster, b. 18 March 1836, m. Louis Kane, Jan. 1852.



Leva Beebe (832) was born in October 1806 in Cheshire, Ontario Co., NY, and died 1 May 1896 in Lansing, Ingham Co., MI.  She married Thomas Clark, a native of Alabama, on 3 Oct. 1822 in western New York.  They moved to Michigan to what is now Moscow where he was a merchant and a leading citizen.  Illness forced him to move to a warmer climate, and he eventually died in NY in 1845, leaving Leva with four children.  In 1866, Leva returned to Michigan with her son William where he became the editor of the Lansing State Republican in Lansing.  (R‑149)

Children - Clark

  2115.   William Clark



Hiram House (841) was born 26 Aug. 1801 in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, and died 3 May 1886 in Derby, Orleans Co., VT.  He married Hannah Norris on 20 Dec. 1825 in Derby, VT.  She was born about 1801 and died 26 May 1851.  He married second Nancy C. House, daughter of Frederick House and Polly Holly, on 10 Oct. 1860 in Derby, VT.  Nancy died 10 June 1890.  Hiram, Hannah, and Nancy were buried in the Beebe Village Cem., Stanstead, Canada.  (R‑149)

Children - House, by Hannah Norris

  2116.   Horace House (adopted), b. 19 Feb. 1828, m. Ellen White.  She was a daughter of Dexter White, an early settler of the Marlow District of Stanstead; Dexter came from Marlow, NH c. 1800.

+2117.   Francis House, b. 9 March 1830, m. Mary Bartlett, 9 Sept. 1856.

  2118.   Emeline House, b. 21 May 1832, m. Charles S. Boynton, 4 Oct. 1854 (Derby, VT).

  2119.   Jane House, b. 11 Feb. 1834.

  2120.   Ellen House, b. 17 Sept. 1837, m. Albert Miller, 10 May 1861 (Derby, VT).

  2121.   Carlos House, b. 31 Jan. 1845.


Alvin House (842) was born 9 Oct. 1803 in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, and died in May 1887 in Ohio, age about 80, according to an article in a Brookings, SD newspaper.  Son Royal was living in Brookings, SD at the time of his father’s death.  Alvin married Sally Miller, daughter of Elisha Miller and Sally Way, on 14 May 1837 in Derby, Orleans Co., VT.  She died in 1861, and Alvin married second Dimmis Smith in 1865.  Dimmis was born 23 April 1802.  Alvin appeared on the 1860 and 1870 censuses in Liverpool Twp., Medina Co., OH.  Some of the children were buried in the Beebe Village Cem., Stanstead, Canada.  (R‑149)

Children - House

+2122.   Royal S. House, b. 14 (or 27) Sept. 1827, m. Isabella C. Ward, 25 Feb. 1849, d. 14 Feb. 1894.

  2123.   Selon J. House, b. 14 Sept. 1829, m. Sarah M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 28 Feb. 1895.  She d. 6 April 1897; both bur. Beebe Village Cem.

  2124.   Roana House, b. 15 Nov. 1831, m. Quimby Loveland.

  2125.   Alonzo A. House, b. 27 Feb. 1834, m. Susan Sager.  He was a trustee at Hiram College in OH.

  2126.   Estelle V. House, b. 17 Aug. 1839, m. Edward House.

  2127.   Emma F. House, b. 4 Feb. 1845, m. C. G. Boynton.


Francis House (843) was born 30 Dec. 1805 in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, and died 31 [sic] June 1870.  He married Lucinda G. Bragg, daughter of John Bragg.  She was born 18 Sept. 1812 and died 6 Nov. 1897.  Both were buried in the Beebe Village Cem., Stanstead, Canada.  (R‑149)

Children - House

  2128.   Evelina House, b. 18 Sept. 1832, d. in infancy.

  2129.   Harrison F. House, b. 25 Oct. 1833, m. Harriet Channell.

  2130.   Sarah A. House (twin), b. 19 May 1836, d. in infancy.

  2131.   Luther J. House (twin), b. 19 May 1836, m. Sarah A. Worth, d. 18 Oct. 1910.  She d. 28 Oct. 1874.  Both bur. Beebe Village Cem.

  2132.   Malvina L. House, b. 13 Sept. 1839, m. Jacob Worth (of Derby, Orleans Co., VT), 21 Oct. 1865.

  2133.   Edwin L. House, b. 23 Sept. 1841, m. Sabrina A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 10 June 1926.  She d. 21 May 1886, age 39.  Her tombstone says “wife of Edward L. House.”  Both bur. Beebe Village Cem.

  2134.   Mary E. House, b. 6 July 1844, m. Daniel Colby, d. 29 March 1880.

  2135.   Albert C. House, b. 22 Aug. 1846, m. Josephine L. Verbeck.  She d. 12 March 1882, age 37 yr., 9 mos., 13 days; bur. Beebe Village Cem.

  2136.   Charles E. House, b. 14 Nov. 1849.

+2137.   Joseph B. House, b. 27 Dec. 1851, m. Hattie Beebe, d. 3 Feb. 1915.

  2138.   William H. House, b. 16 Nov. 1855, d. in infancy.


George House (844) was born 27 Aug. 1807 in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, and died 11 March 1872.  He married Lucy Lee, daughter of Henry Lee and Sarah Davis, in 1833.  She was born in 1809 and died in 1845.  Her father, born in 1780 in Strafford, CT (?), and mother, a Barrington, NH native, were early settlers of Stanstead, moving there in 1804.  George married second Persis Kittredge.  She died 20 March 1870.  George and Persis were buried in the Beebe Village Cem., Stanstead, Canada.  (R‑149)

Children - House, by Lucy Lee

  2139.   child

Children - House, by Persis Kittredge

  2140.   Azadiah H. House, b. 1851, m. Rotus E. Glines, 4 Oct. 1870 (Derby, Orleans Co., VT), d. 1932.  He d. 25 July 1914; both bur. Beebe Village Cem.


Harry House (845) was born in 1809 in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, and died 6 Nov. 1888.  He married Pamelia Porter, daughter of James Porter and Margaret Tilton.  The Porters were early settlers around the Lake Shore in Stanstead, originally from Haverhill, NH.  Pamelia died 10 May 1891, and they were both buried in the Beebe Village Cem., Stanstead, Canada.  (R‑149)

Children - House

  2141.   James W. House, b. 9 Feb. 1833, m(1) Lavinia Harvey, m(2) Mary L. Bull, 13 Nov. 1860 (Derby, Orleans Co., VT).  Lavinia d. 1857.

+2142.   Lydia House, b. 13 July (or May) 1836, m. John Thomas Jenkins, d. 12 Sept. 1904.

  2143.   Amelia L. House, b. 26 Nov. 1846, m. Matthew Dixon, 1874, d. 26 Dec. 1927.  He d. 13 Oct. 1880.  Both bur. Beebe Village Cem.


John Lyman House (846) was born 16 July 1811 in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, and died 18 Sept. 1905.  He married Mary Ann White, daughter of Dexter White.  She died 11 Jan. 1887.  Both were buried in the Beebe Village Cem., Stanstead, Canada.  (R‑149)

Children - House

  2144.   Dennison L. House, b. 12 Oct. 1841, m. Carrie A. Allen, 10 May 1869 (Derby, Orleans Co., VT), d. Feb. 1909.  She d. 10 Feb. 1909.  Both bur. Beebe Village Cem.  Possible daughter:  Edith House, b. 1872, m. W. E. Davison, d. 1949.  Davison was b. 1867 and d. 1941.

+2145.   Milo D. House, b. 24 Nov. 1843, m. Nancy F. Robbins, 4 Dec. 1864, d. 20 Nov. 1872.

  2146.   Mary C. House, b. 1 Aug. 1848.

+2147.   George H. House, b. 2 June 1857, m. Clara N. Hinman, d. 6 April 1940.



Anson Beebe (848) was born about 1809 and died 16 Jan. 1879.  He married Betsey E. Bodwell, daughter of Capt. Eliphalet Bodwell and Matilda Kilborn.  She was born 20 March 1823.  Only three children have been identified, but there may have been others.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

+2148.   Hoel S. Beebe, b. 1851, m. Clara Morrill, d. 1931.

  2149.   James Beebe, b. 10 Dec. 1857 (Derby, Orleans Co. VT), d. 8 Jan. 1890, age 32.  Bur. Beebe Cem. (Stanstead, Quebec, Canada).

  2150.   Hattie Beebe, b. 27 June 1860, m. Joseph B. House, d. 24 Jan. 1937.  See #2137 for descendants.


Francis David (or Dennison) Beebe (854) was born 6 July 1827 and died 8 Nov. 1896.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was buried in the Beebe Village Cem., Stanstead, Quebec, Canada.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

  2151.   Frederick H. Beebe, b. 19 April 1869 (or 1868 per tombstone), d. 2 Jan. 1870.  Bur. Beebe Village Cem.

  2152.   son, d. 22 Feb. 1856, age 6 weeks.  Probable child of Francis.  Bur. Beebe Village Cem.



Simeon Beebe (861) was born 11 Feb. 1833.  He married Cynthia Brown on 23 Nov. 1857.  She was born in 1840 and died in 1876.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

  2153.   Simeon Beebe

  2154.   Caroline Beebe

+2155.   Elizabeth Beebe, m. James H. Mabb, 16 June 1886.

  2156.   Jessie Beebe



Horace Beebe (862) was born in 1809 and died in 1903.  He married Esther Lamb in 1841.  She was born in 1822 and died in 1903.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

+2157.   Simon G. Beebe, b. 1843, m. Alice M. Lutter, 1869.



Anson Hayes Beebe (873) married Betsy Hovey on 31 Dec. 1834.  He died 23 March 1905.  She was born 10 July 1811.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

+2158.   Anson Beebe, b. 21 March 1836, m. Esther Grennell, 18 Feb. 1862, d. 23 March 1905.

  2159.   Justus Beebe, b. 7 Oct. 1837.

  2160.   Harriet A. Beebe, b. 9 Aug. 1839.

  2161.   Ira Beebe, b. 11 Dec. 1840.

  2162.   Olive Beebe, b. 26 Dec. 1842.



Levi Beebe (908) was born about 1798, died 22 Feb. 1859, and was buried in the Wells, Rutland Co., VT Village Cem.  He first married Polly Simond of Poultney, Rutland Co., VT.  He married second Electa Searls of Whitehall, Washington Co., NY.  She was born about 1805 and died 20 April 1879.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe, by Polly Simond

  2163.   child

  2164.   child

Children - Beebe, by Electa Searls

  2165.   Joseph Beebe

  2166.   Roxana Beebe, m. Robert Wilkinson.

+2167.   Henry William Beebe, b. 1841, m. Lucy Cornish, d. 1919.

  2168.   John Beebe



Uriah Beebe (922) married Lorena Knowles, daughter of Freeman Knowles and Alethea Badger.  She was born 25 May 1815 and died after 1920.  They moved from Monroe Co., NY in 1845 and settled near Orion, MI where Uriah died 7 May 1865.  (R‑149)

Children - Beebe

  2169.   Charles Z. Beebe, b. 24 Nov. 1838.