Ann Nancy Graves

about 1766–about 1836 (Age 70)
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of Ann Nancy

When Ann Nancy Graves was born about 1766, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, her father, William Thomas Graves Sr., was 42 and her mother, Mary Dorothy Smith, was 26. She married James Parberry Jr on 10 May 1784, in Henry, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died about 1836, at the age of 70.

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James Parberry Jr
Ann Nancy Graves
Marriage: 10 May 1784
James Parberry
William Parberry
Sally Parberry
Mary Polly Ashinherst Parberry
Elizabeth Parberry

Spouse and Children

10 May 1784
Henry, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 10

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 14

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 20

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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Sources (2)

  • Ann Graves, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Will of William Graves. (The Virginia Genealogist, Sep 1958, v2, n3)

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