Thomas Henry Graves

28 March 1826–1856 (Age 29)
Louth, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas Henry

When Thomas Henry Graves was born on 28 March 1826, in Louth, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Graves, was 30 and his mother, Hester ( Esther) Prestley, was 23. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Mary Christina Wright. He died in 1856, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 30.

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Thomas Henry Graves
Mary Christina Wright
Emma Frances Graves
Thomas H. graves
John William Graves

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Age 4

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 10

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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  • Thomas Graves in household of Peter Priestley, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Thos. Graves in entry for Emma Fransen Mcconkey, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
  • W. Thomas Graves in entry for John William Graves, "California Deaths and Burials, 1776-2000"

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