William Graves

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
1757–1841
Lucy Wheeler
1765–1841
Marriage: 24 December 1779
Lucy Graves
1780–1859
Cynthia Graves
about 1803–1826
Mary E. Graves
1782–1875
Catherine Graves
1784–1865
William Graves
1786–1859
Betsy Graves
1789–
Sarah Graves
1791–1876
Esther Graves
1793–1881
Almira Graves Woodward
1795–1840
Abigail Graves
1798–1881
Hannah Graves
1800–1852
Alvira Graves
1805–1873

Sources (25)

  • William Greaves, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • William Graves, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William Graves in entry for Polly Graves, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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World Events (8)

1776

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

1776

New Hampshire is 9th state.

1781 · The First Constitution

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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