When William Graves was born on 24 March 1757, in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jonathan Graves, was 27 and his mother, Esther 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.
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.
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