William Graves

24 March 1757–10 December 1841 (Age 84)
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William

When William Graves was born on 24 March 1757, in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jonathan Graves, was 27 and his mother, Easter Perry, was 32. He married Lucy Wheeler on 24 December 1779, in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 11 daughters. He died on 10 December 1841, in Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in East Washington, Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

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William Graves
Lucy Wheeler
Marriage: 24 December 1779
Lucy Graves
Cynthia Graves
Mary E. Graves
Catherine Graves
William Graves
Betsy Graves
Sarah Graves
Esther Graves
Almira Graves
Abigail Graves
Hannah Graves
Alvira Graves

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24 December 1779
Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 19

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 24

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Grave 1.2 French: topographic name from the plural of Old French grave ‘gravel’ ( see Grave ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • William Graves in entry for Polly Graves, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • William Graves, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William Graves, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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