Rev. 11 Jan. 2005, Gen. 361








‑‑‑‑‑‑ Graves (1) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  The names of the brothers of Phineas, Amos and Jesse, are given in the Kane Co. Biographical Record, S. Clark Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1898, p. 253.  Other probable brothers are Daniel T. Graves and Orrin Graves, who were living very close to Phineas Graves in the 1840 census for DuPage Co., IL.  In that census, Jesse was listed as 40-50, as was Phineas (since Phineas was born about 1800, Jesse may have been slightly older).  Amos was not listed.  Daniel was age 30-40, as was Orrin.

In searching extensively for the ancestry of this family, it appears most likely that the descent is from Thomas Graves of Hartford, CT and Hatfield, MA (gen. 168).  That is the only family that used all the names of the likely brothers (the name Orrin is only found in the descendants of Thomas Graves in VT), and the places of residence were also found.  However, the family of Samuel Graves of Lynn, MA (gen. 83) is the only one to use the name Adoniram Judson Graves, one of the sons of Phineas and Anna.  No specific connection has yet been found.

Another strong possibility for the father is Reuben Graves, born 22 Nov. 1763.  This is no. 278 on page 40 of the Rear Admiral Thomas Graves of Charlestown, MA book.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  2.  Reuben Graves, b.c. 1785.  Listed in the household of Smith R. Tarr and Ruth Ann (Graves) Tarr in the 1870 census.

  3.  Amos Graves; he was probably older than Jesse and Phineas since he was listed separately in the 1810 Truxton, VT census, and had already been baptized in 1811.

+4.  Jesse Graves, b.c. 1798 (VT), m. Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+5.  Phineas Graves, b.c. 1800, m. Anna Kendall, d. 24 Dec. 1889.

+6.  Orrin W. Graves, b.c. 1802-1805, m. Achsah ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+7.  Daniel T. Graves, b.c. 1803, m. Electa D. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. by 1860.






Jesse Graves (4) was born about 1798 in VT.  He married Elizabeth (or Eliza) ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1807 in NY.  The 1840 census for DuPage Co., IL, page 51, showed him with 1 son and 3 daughters.  The 1860 census for Winfield Twp., DuPage Co., IL showed him as age 62, born in VT, and wife Eliza, age 53, born in NY.  He was in his daughter Mary Ann's household in the 1870 census for West Creek Twp., Lake Co., IN.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  8.  son, b. 1820-1825.

+9.  Sylvina Graves, b. 1820-1825, m. David Root, 21 Nov. 1841, d.c. 1846.

  10.  daughter, b. 1825-1830.

+11.  Mary Ann Graves, b.c. 1832, m(1) Charles Taylor, m(2) Harling Gregg.


Phineas Graves (5) was born about 1800[1] in VT (according to census records), and died 24 Dec. 1889 in Aurora, IL, in his 90th year.  His parents were born in Massachusetts according to the 1880 census.  He probably moved to NY when a young boy.  He married Anna Kendall, daughter of Luke Kendall (b. NY) and Anna Wilder (b. MA), in NY.  She was born 13 Dec. 1804[2] in Dummerston, VT, and died 8 Feb. 1887 in Aurora, IL.  They were both buried in the West Side Cemetery, where a large monument marks their graves.

According to the Kane Co. (IL) Biographical Record, S. Clark Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1898, page 253, "By occupation he was a farmer, and with that laudable desire to better himself he determined to come west.  Accordingly on the 10th of Feb. 1834, with his family, accompanied by his brothers, Amos and Jesse, he left his old home and drove through with teams, being 31 days on the road.  He first located in Will Co., three miles from the present village of Lockport, where he bought a claim, on which there was a log house, and which had 8 or 10 acres broken.  This was known as canal land.  Three years later he sold out and moved to Du Page Co., located near Warrensville, taking up a claim of 160 acres, which he improved and made one of the finest farms in the county.

He later sold that farm and purchased another in the same township, where he resided a number of years and reared his family.  He subsequently sold the farm, and moved to Aurora …"

Phineas Graves was listed in the 1840 census of Winfield, Du Page Co., IL, with 6 males under 30 and 5 females under 20, a total of 11 possible children.  Phineas Graves apparently had 2 brothers that moved to IL about the same time.  In 1840 their properties were located next to each other in Du Page Co., IL, Orrin W. Graves b. 1800-1810 and Jesse Graves b. 1790-1810.

The 1850 census for Winfield, DuPage Co., IL, page 48, listed Phinehas Graves, 50, Ann, 45, Adison, 17, James D., 14, Sophia, 12, Nelson I., 10, Martha, 7, Emma M., 4.  Living next door was the family of his son, Amos C. Graves.  Phineas was in the 1870 census for Winfield, DuPage Co., IL, Warrensville P.O., page 535, with Phineas, 70, Anna, 65, and son Adoniram, 30.  Living in the same household in 1870 were Samuel Wright, 29, Emma (daughter of Phineas), 24, and Geneveve, 2.  Phineas Graves was listed in the 1880 census of Du Page Co., IL, page 49 (or 253A), as age 80, head of household, farmer, b. VT, both parents born in Massachusetts.  In his household were wife Anna, 75, b. VT, parents born NY and MA; son A. Judson, 40, b. IL; Harry Bartholomew, 27, hired man, b. IL, both parents born NY, and his wife Esther Bartholomew, 22, servant, b. IL, both her parents born England.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+12.  Lucy Ann Graves, b.c. 1823, m. Samuel Bartholomew, 8 Dec. 1840.

+13.  Amos C. Graves, b. 15 Feb. 1825, m. Mary A. Buck, 3 Dec. 1847.

+14.  Mary E. Graves, b.c. 1827, m. Lucius Bartholomew, 1 Dec. 1846.

+15.  Juliet Graves, b. 2 April 1829, m. Richard Sargent Sanborn Reynolds, 18 Sept. 1845.

+16.  Betsy F. Graves, b.c. 1830, m. Orlando C. Stolp.

+17.  Addison B. Graves, b.c. 1833, m. Fanny ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  18.  James D. Graves, b.c. 1836.  He lived in Chicago, IL.

+19.  Ellen Sophia Graves, b.c. 1838, m. James Vallette.

  20.  Adoniram Judson Graves (called Judson), b.c. 1840.  He lived in Calhoun Co., IA.  The 1850 census listed him as Nelson I. or J. Graves, b.c. 1840, but either that was an error or his name was later changed.

+21.  Martha Graves, b.c. 1843, m. Norman T. Gassette.

+22.  Emma M. Graves, b.c. 1846, m. Samuel C. Wright.


Orrin W. Graves (6) was born about 1802-1805, probably in VT.  He married Achsah ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1810-1812 in NY.  They had 1 son and 2 daughters according to the 1840 census.  They were listed in the 1850 and 1860 censuses in West Creek Twp., Lake Co., IN, and in the same place in 1870 in the household of their daughter Ruth Ann and their son-in-law.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  23.  William F. Graves, b.c. 1836 (NY).

  24.  Corrina Graves, b.c. 1838 (IL).

+25.  Ruth Ann Graves, b.c. 1840, m. Smith R. Tarr.

  26.  Myron Graves, b.c. 1843 (IL).

  27.  Polly Graves, b.c. 1846 (IL).


Daniel T. Graves (7) was born about 1803 in VT (according to the 1850 Kane Co., IL census), and died by 1860.  He probably moved to IL to join his brothers about 1838-39.  He married Electa D. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1807 in NY.  The 1840 VT census showed the family with 3 daughters.  The 1850 census for Kane Co., IL lists Daniel and Electa with Sylvina, Ann, Caroline and Emma (could Caroline and Cora be the same?).  The 1860 census for IL lists Electa as a widow, 53, born in NY, and 3 daughters, Cora B., Emma R., and Mary Anne.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  28.  Sylvina Graves, b.c. 1834 (NY or VT).

  29.  Ann E. Graves, b.c. 1837 (NY or VT).

  30.  Caroline C. Graves, b.c. 1842 (IL).

  31.  Cora B. Graves, b.c. 1843 (VT).  Teaching in 1860.

  32.  Emma R. Graves, b.c. 1845 (VT).

  33.  Mary Anne Graves, b.c. 1836 (?).  Weaver in factory in 1860.






Sylvina Graves (9) was born 1820-1825.  She married David Root, son of Ephraim Root and Vashti Birge, on 21 Nov. 1841 in DuPage Co., IL[3].  He was born 3 Nov. 1815 in Piermont, NH.  He married second Mariette ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  David was a farmer.  The 1850 census for District 97, Rush Co., IN, page 390, lists Ephraim Root (David’s father), 69, David Root, 33, Mariette (David’s 2nd wife), Emma J., 7, Edwin J., 5, Sylvina, 2, David, 1.  It is not known for sure which of the children were by Sylvina and which were by the second marriage, since the date of the second marriage has not yet been found.  Other children born later to David and Mariette are Elizabeth Root, b.c. 1850, John Root, b.c. 1852, Elinor Root, b.c. 1854, William Root, b.c. 1856, and Margaret Root, b.c. 1860.

The parents of Sylvina were not previously known.  However, it was known that she lived in and was married in DuPage Co., IL.  In 1840 there were only 5 Graves families in DuPage Co., IL, and Jesse was the only one who had a daughter of the right age who was not already identified.  It is interesting to note that Jesse’s brother, Daniel, also named a daughter Sylvina, not a common name.  Perhaps the mother of Jesse and Daniel was named Sylvina.  (R‑3)

Children - Root

  34.  Emma J. Root, b.c. 1842.

  35.  Edwin J. Root, b.c. 1845.

  36.  Sylvina Root, b.c. 1847.

  37.  David Root, b.c. 1848.


Mary Ann Graves (11) was born about 1832.  She first married Charles Taylor.  She married second Harling Gregg.  He was born about 1817 in NY.  They were listed in the 1870 census for West Creek Twp., Lake Co., IN.  His children by his previous wife were apparently also listed: Charles Gregg, 19, NY, Delia Gregg, 15, NY, Eleanor Gregg, 9, NY, Anna Gregg, 4, NY.  Mary Ann's father Jesse Graves, 72, VT, was also in the houehold.  (R‑1)

Children - Taylor

  38.  Eva Taylor, b.c. 1854 (IN).

  39.  Henry Taylor, b.c. 1861 (IN).

  40.  Emma Taylor, b.c. 1862 (IN).

Children - Gregg

  41.  Jessee (or Jesse) Gregg, b.c. 1869 (IN).



Lucy Ann Graves (12) married Samuel Bartholomew on 8 Dec. 1840 in DuPage Co., IL.  They lived near Turner Junction, DuPage Co., IL, and could be found in Warrenville, IL in 1875.  (R‑2)

Children - Bartholomew

  42.  George Washington Bartholomew, b. 17 Nov. 1841.  Civil War veteran.

  43.  Charters Bartholomew, b. 30 April 1848.

  44.  Mary Jane Bartholomew, b. 8 Oct. 1844.

  45.  Julia Bartholomew, b. 6 Feb. 1847.

  46.  Harvey Bartholomew, b. 24 Dec. 1852.  Great-grandfather of Wayne Bartholomew.

  47.  Elenore Bartholomew, b. 3 Sept. 1856.

  48.  Henry Bartholomew, b. 18 March 1860.

  49.  Amos Bartholomew, b. 21 Jan. 1863.

  50.  Willie Bartholomew, b. 19 Jan. 1869.


Capt. Amos C. Graves (13), sometimes known as A. C. Graves, was born 15 Feb. 1825 in Cortland Co., NY.  He married Mary A. Buck on 3 Dec. 1847 in Du Page Co., IL.  She was a native of Erie Co., NY, and a daughter of Stephen Buck, who was one of the pioneers of Du Page Co.  She was reared and educated in NY state, and before her marriage was a teacher in the public schools of Du Page Co.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  51.  Julia E. Graves, m. (Judge) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Gary.  Lived in Wheaton, IL.

  52.  Anna P. Graves, m. William Judd.  Lived in Aurora, IL.

  53.  Eva Viola Graves, m. Oscar Hamilton.  Lived in Aurora, IL.

  54.  Bertha Graves, m. Lemuel Northam.  Lived in Joliet, IL.


Mary E. Graves (14) was born about 1827[4] in NY.  She married Lucius Bartholomew on 1 Dec. 1846 in DuPage Co., IL.  He was born about 1820 in NY.  They settled in in Batavia, Kane Co., IL (next to DuPage Co.) (according to R‑2).  They were in the 1850 census for Winfield, DuPage Co., IL, page 49, with Lucius, 30, and Mary, 30, both listed as born in Ireland.  The 1860 census for Winfield, DuPage Co., IL, Warrenville P.O., page 154, listed Lucius, 40, Mary E., 27, and their 3 children.  The 1870 census for Winfield, DuPage Co., IL, page 538, listed Lucius, 49, Mary, 43, and their 3 children.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in IL.  (R‑2)

Children - Bartholomew

  55.  Annis E. Bartholomew, b. 15 Dec. 1848.

  56.  Phineas Bartholomew, b. 4 Feb. 1853.

  57.  Mary (“Minnie”) Bartholomew, b. 8 Dec. 1858.


Juliett Graves (15) was born 2 April 1829 in NY.  She married Richard Sargent Sanborn Reynolds on 18 Sept. 1845 in Warrenville, IL (probably Du Page Co.).  He was born 31 May 1825 in Loudon, NH.  They moved to Iowa.

Juliett and Richard lived very close to her sisters Lucy and Mary in the 1860 census of Du Page Co., IL.  (R‑1)

Children - Reynolds

  58.  Mary E. Reynolds, b. 27 March 1848, d. 24 April 1861.

  59.  Isaac P. P. Reynolds, b. 11 Aug. 1852.

  60.  Anna M. Reynolds, b. 30 Aug. 1854.

+61.  Charlie R. L. Reynolds, b. 20 March 1857, m. Anna Pollard.

  62.  Mary E. Reynolds, b. 31 March 1859.

  63.  Ida Reynolds, b. 6 May 1861, died same day.

  64.  Amos S. Reynolds, b. 6 Aug. 1862.

  65.  Emma G. Reynolds, b. 9 Oct. 1865, d. 14 Oct. 1865 (Campton, IL).

  66.  Maggie Reynolds, b. 21 March 1867, d. 14 March 1869.


Betsy Graves (16) was born about 1830 in NY[5].  She married Orlando C. Stolp.  He was born about 1822 in NY.  He was in the 1850 census for Naperville, DuPage Co., IL, page 21, Orlando C. Stolp, 28, clothier, in the household of his parents, John Stolp, 50, and Lydia, 48.  It seems somewhat strange that Orlando would be living with his parents in 1850 when the 1860 census shows that he and Betsy had a daughter Lydia born about 1849.  One possibility is that they married right after the 1850 census and their daughter was actually born in late 1850.  The 1860 census for Hopkins, Whiteside Co., IL, Empire P.O., page 828, listed O. C. Stolp, 37, clothier, Betsy F., 30, and their first 3 children.  They were in the 1870 census for Locust Creek, Linn Co., MO, Linneus P.O., page 346, with Orlando listed as weaver and spinner.  All their children were born in IL.

Children - Stolp

  67.  Lydia Stolp, b.c. 1849.

  68.  Byron C. Stolp, b.c. 1851.

  69.  Eva Eliza (or Eveline) Stolp, b.c. 1855.

  70.  Ida I. Stolp, b.c. 1858.

  71.  Ella N. Stolp, b.c. 1863.


Addison B. Graves (16) was born about 1833 in NY.  He married Fanny ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1839 in PA.  The 1870 census for DuPage, Will Co., IL, page 41, listed them and their 2 children.  They were in the 1880 census for DuPage, Will Co., IL, page 43C.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in IL.

Children - Graves

  72.  Lewis E. (or J.) Graves, b.c. 1861.

  73.  Wilber Graves, b.c. 1867.  Not in the 1880 census.

  74.  Mary L. Graves, b.c. 1875.


Ellen Sophia Graves (19) was born about 1838 in NY or IL.  She married James M. (or W.) Vallette.  He was born about 1832 in NY or IL[6].  The 1860 census for Naperville, DuPage Co., IL, page 57, listed James W. Valette, 29, Ellen S., 22, and Walter S., 6 months.  They were in the 1870 census for Naperville, DuPage Co., IL, page 501.  They were in the 1880 census for Naperville, DuPage Co., IL, page 333B.  He was a surveyor.

Children - Vallette

  75.  Walter S. (or J.) Vallette, b.c. 1860.  He probably died by 1870, since he wasn’t listed in the 1870 census.

  76.  Myrtie Vallette, b.c. 1864.


Martha Graves (21) was born about 1843 in IL.  She married Norman T. Gassette.  He was born about 1839 in VT.  Martha probably died 1871-1880, since Norman’s wife in the 1880 census was Amelia, born about 1840 in IL.  They lived in Chicago, IL.  They were in the 1870 census for Chicago, Ward 4, Cook Co., IL, page 113.  They were in the 1880 census for Chicago, Cook Co., IL, page 114A.  He was a clerk in the Circuit Court in 1870, and a lawyer in 1880.  All the children were born in IL.

Children - Gassette

  77.  Cornelia B. Gassette, b.c. 1862.

  78.  Wirt Gassette, b.c. 1867.

  79.  Grace Gassette, b.c. 1871.


Emma M. (or C.) Graves (22) was born about 1846 in IL.  She married Samuel C. Wright.  He was born about 1843 in NY.  They lived in or near Denver, CO.  In 1870 they were living with Emma’s parents in Winfield, DuPage Co., IL.  They were in the 1880 census for Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO, page 395C, with their first 4 children born in KS, and the fifth in CO.

Children - Wright

  80.  Geneveve Wright, b.c. 1868, probably died by 1880 (not in 1880 census).

  81.  Bertie Wright (son), b.c. 1870.

  82.  Hattie B. Wright, b.c. 1872.

  83.  George W. Wright, b.c. 1874.

  84.  Nellie D. Wright, b.c. 1876.

  85.  Stowell Wright, b. 1880.



Ruth Ann Graves (25) was born about 1840 in IL.  She was listed as a teacher in the 1860 census.  She married Smith R. Tarr.  He was born about1822 in OH.  The family was listed in the 1870 census for West Creek Twp., Lake Co., IN, post office Crown Point.  All their children were born in IN.  In their household in 1870 were also listed her parents, O. W. Graves, 60, and Achsah Graves, 60, and her uncle Reuben Graves, 85.  (R‑1)

Children - Tarr

  86.  Levi E. Tarr, b.c. 1851.

  87.  Charles M. Tarr, b.c. 1856.

  88.  Watson E. Tarr, b.c. 1859.

  89.  Eleum J. Tarr, b.c. 1865.

  90.  Achsah Tarr, b.c. 1869.






Charlie R. L. Reynolds (61) was born 20 March 1857.  He married Anna Pollard.  She was born in 1857.  (R‑1)

Children - Reynolds

+91.  Margarette P. Reynolds, b. 21 Sept. 1880, m. Walter H. Rogers, 21 Sept. 1898.

  92.  Eva Reynolds, m. Clinton Rogers.






Margarette P. Reynolds (91) was born 21 Sept. 1880.  She married Walter H. Rogers on 21 Sept. 1898 in West Chicago, IL.  He was born in 1879.  (R‑1)

Children - Rogers

+93.  Harley C. Rogers, m. Mary Kramer.


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[1] Date of birth based on his being in his 90th year at his death.

[2] According to records at West Aurora Cem.

[3] Marriage date of Sylvina and David from Illinois Marriage Records, 1790-1860.

[4] The 1870 census gave Mary’s age as 43 (b.c. 1827), and the average of the 1850 census (b.c. 1820) and the 1860 census (b.c. 1833) give about that same date.

[5] Betsy’s birthplace was given as NY in the 1860 census and VT in the 1870 census.

[6] Census records give his age and place of birth as 29, NY, in 1860, 38, IL, in 1870, and 47, NY, in 1880.