When Esther Graves was born on 1 April 1793, in Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, her father, William Graves, was 36 and her mother, Lucy Wheeler, was 28. She married Ebenezer Spaulding about 1813, in Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 2 April 1881, in Sutton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 88.
English (northern and eastern England): variant of Grave , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.
English: alternatively, a variant of Greaves or Grieves .
Altered form of German Greff , with the addition of excrescent -s, a common feature of Americanized surnames.