Joseph Graves

5 November 1785–
Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Graves was born on 5 November 1785, in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jonathan Graves, was 23 and his mother, Ann Taylor, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Graves
1762–1812
Ann Taylor
1760–
Archalaus Graves
1783–
Joseph Graves
1785–
Ann Graves
1788–1795
Jonathan Graves
1788–1870
John Graves
1790–1790
Lester Graves
1790–1869
Rebeca Graves
1793–1795
Rebeca Graves
1796–
Alma Graves
1799–
Alvan Graves
1799–

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World Events (3)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

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.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 2

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 3

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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)

  • Joseph Graves, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Joseph Graves, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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