John Graves

Male9 October 1735–13 April 1791

Brief Life History of John

When John Graves was born on 9 October 1735, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Grave Jr, was 40 and his mother, Keziah Norton, was 34. He married Elizabeth Graves on 20 December 1760, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 13 April 1791, in Madison, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Madison, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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John Graves
Elizabeth Graves
Marriage: 20 December 1760
Mariam Graves
George Graves
John Graves
Titus Graves

Sources (4)

  • John Grave, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • John Graves, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    20 December 1760Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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    Age 41

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 41

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 46

    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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