William Graves

Male24 March 1757–10 December 1841

Brief Life History 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, 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.

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William Graves
Lucy Wheeler
Marriage: 24 December 1779
Lucy Graves
Cynthia Graves
about 1803–1826
Mary E. Graves
Catherine Graves
William Graves
Betsy Graves
Sarah Graves
Esther Graves
Almira Graves Woodward
Abigail Graves
Hannah Graves
Alvira Graves

Sources (25)

  • William Graves in entry for Polly Graves, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • William Graves in entry for William Graves, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • William Graves, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1779Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    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

    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.

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

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