Lucy Graves

7 October 1745–8 August 1815 (Age 69)
Sunderland, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Lucy

When Lucy Graves was born on 7 October 1745, in Sunderland, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Simeon Graves, was 25 and her mother, Hannah Hubbard, was 18. She married Johnathan Ballard on 5 October 1765, in Sunderland, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. She died on 8 August 1815, in her hometown, at the age of 69.

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Johnathan Ballard
Lucy Graves
Marriage: 5 October 1765
Naomi Ballard
Lavina Ballard
Martha Ballard
Patty Ballard
Lucy Ballard
Cynthia Ballard
Rhoda Ballard
Simeon Ballard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 October 1765Sunderland, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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    World Events (6)

    Age 31
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 31
    """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."""""""
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 38
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    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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    Sources (10)

    • Luce Graves, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Lucy Graves, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Lucy in entry for Naomi Ballard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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