Descendants of Thomas Graves



First Generation


1. Thomas Graves 1 2, son of John Graves and Sarah Morgan, was born about 1595 in Gravesend, Kent, Eng, died on 1 Nov 1662 in Hatfield, Hampden Co., MA and was buried in Nov 1662 in Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 3.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Employment; 10 Mar 1628/29; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 4. Thomas Graves of Gravesend, Kent, gent., signed a contract with the Massachusetts Bay Company, in which he claimed to be skilled in the discovery of mines, in "fortifications of all sorts," in surveying, and in various other similar specialties

2. Emigrant Ancestor; 1629; Massachusetts 5. GEORGE BONAVENTURE, Thomas Cox, Master, sailed from Gravesend May 4, 1629, and arrived at Salem in July: Thomas Graves, Mrs. Graves, & five Graves children [unnamed].

3. Colony Office; 17 Apr 1629 6. Appointed commissioner to act with Endicott and to assist him in military matters.

4. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 18 May 1631; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 7.

5. Application for Freeman; 19 Oct 1630; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 8.

6. VR - Death; Nov 1662; Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 3. Graves, Thomas, bur. Nov [ ], 1662.

Thomas married Sarah Whiting 2 before 1620 in England 1. (Sarah Whiting was born about 1595 and died on 17 Dec 1666 in Hatfield, Hampden Co., MA.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Medical; Abt 25 Mar 1657; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 9. Treated by John Winthrop, Jr.: Graves, Tho. Graves wife Hartford

2. VR - Death; 17 Dec 1666; Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 3.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. John Graves 10 was born about 1621 in Gravesend, Kent, Eng 1 and died on 19 Sep 1677 in Hatfield, Hampden Co., MA 1.
   3 M    ii. Isaac Graves 10 11 was born about 1620 in Gravesend, Kent, Eng 11 and died on 19 Sep 1677 in Hatfield, Hampden Co., MA 11.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Immigration; Jul 1629; Salem, Essex Co., MA 5. GEORGE BONAVENTURE, Thomas Cox, Master, sailed from Gravesend May 4, 1629, and arrived at Salem in July: Thomas Graves, Mrs. Graves, & five Graves children [unnamed].

2. VR - Birth of Child; 5 Jul 1647; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 12. Birth of Mary, daughter of Isaac Graves.

3. VR - Birth of Child; 21 Aug 1650; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 12. Birth of Isaac, son of Isaac Graves

4. VR - Birth of Child; 3 Jul 1652; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 12. Birth of Rebecka, daughter of Isaac Graves.

5. Jury Duty; 16 May 1654; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 13.

6. VR - Birth of Child; 5 Oct 1655; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 12. Birth of Samuel, son of Isaac Graves.

7. Medical; Abt 25 Mar 1657; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 9. Treated by John Winthrop Jr.: Graves, Isaac Graves wife Hartford

8. Jury Duty; May 1657; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 14.

9. Medical; 1 Feb 1657/58; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 15. Treated by John Winthrop Jr: Graves, Issac his wife

10. VR - Birth of Child; 6 Mar 1660/61; Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 16. Graves, Elizabeth, d. Isaak & Mary

11. VR - Birth of Child; 21 Jan 1665/66; Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 17. Graves, Hannah, d. Isaak & Mary

12. Letter; 15 May 1676; Hatfield, Hampden Co., MA 18. Isaac, along with William Turner & John Lyman, signed a postscript to a letter from Rev. John Russell of Hatfield to the Council at Connecticut apprising that group of the report of a man who escaped from the Indians on their numbers. Graves, Turner & Lyman are described as 'military officers' in the text of the article:
"Although this man speaks of their number as he judgeth yet they may be many more, for we perceive their number varies, and they are going and comming, so that there is no trust to his guess."

Isaac married Mary Church 19 20, daughter of Richard Church and Anne Marsh. (Mary Church was born on 2 Nov 1630 in Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA and died on 9 Jun 1695 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 20.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 13 Dec 1667; Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 21. Received legacy in father's will as his 'daughter Graves.'

   4 F    iii. Mary Graves 11.
   5 M    iv. Samuel Graves 10 11 was born about 1625 in Gravesend, Kent, Eng 11 and died before 1661 2.
   6 F    v. Elizabeth Graves 11 was born about 1625 in Gravesend, Kent, Eng 11.
   7 M    vi. Nathaniel Graves 11 was born about 1629 in Gravesend, Kent, Eng 11 and died on 28 Sep 1682 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 11.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Jury Duty; 1 Dec 1659; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 22.

2. Jury Duty; 6 Sep 1660; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 23.

3. Probate; 13 Dec 1682; Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 24. Page 102 Name: Nathaniel Graves Location: Wethersfield
Died 29 September, 1682. Invt. 439-02-08. Taken 30 October, 1682, by John Kilbourn, Thomas Wright, William Warner. Legatees: Martha Graves (Widow), Sarah Bradfield, age 26 years, Mary Graves 24, Rebeckah 22, Martha 15, Abigail 13 years.
Court Record, Page 60--13 December, 1682: Adms. to the Relict, Mrs. Martha Graves. Mr. John Robbins, Sergt. William Warner, Overseers. Order to Dist: To the Widow, 99 of Personal Estate, & the remainder to the 5 daughters.

   8 M    vii. George Graves 25.

Second Generation (Children)


2. John Graves 10 (Thomas1) was born about 1621 in Gravesend, Kent, Eng 1 and died on 19 Sep 1677 in Hatfield, Hampden Co., MA 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Immigration; 4 May 1629; Salem, Essex Co., MA 5. GEORGE BONAVENTURE, Thomas Cox, Master, sailed from Gravesend May 4, 1629, and arrived at Salem in July: Thomas Graves, Mrs. Graves, & five Graves children [unnamed].

2. Jury Duty; 7 Dec 1654; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 26.

3. Jury Duty; 15 May 1655; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 27.

4. Court Appearance; 6 Sep 1655; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 28. [Written in margin] The names of thos that neglect attending the Guarde: John Graves

5. Jury Duty; 18 May 1658; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 29.

6. Jury Duty; 2 Jun 1659; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 30.

7. Medical; 1 Aug 1659; Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 31. Treated by John Winthrop Jr.: Graves, his wife S. Smith's daughter

8. Jury Duty; 6 Sep 1660; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 23.

9. Medical; 22 Mar 1660/61; Norwotuck, Newtown 32. Treated by John Winthrop Jr: Graves, John of Wehersfield now of Norwotuck

10. VR - Birth of Child; 6 Dec 1662; Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 16. Graves, Elizabeth, d. of John & Elizabeth. [Savage credits this daughter to wife Mary, who - in fact- did not die until 16 Jan 1668.]

11. VR - Birth of Child; 7 Dec 1664; Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 16. Graves, Daniell, s. John & Mary

12. VR - Birth of Child; 20 Nov 1666; Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 17. Graves, Ebenezer, s. John & Mary

13. VR - Birth of Child; 7 Jan 1667/68; Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 33. Graves, Bethiah, d. John & Mary

14. VR - Death of Spouse; 16 Jan 1667/68; Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 34. Graves, Mary

15. VR - Death of Child; 21 Jan 1667/68; Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 34. Graves, Bethiah, d. of John & Mary

John married Mary Smith, daughter of Lieut. Samuel Smith and Elizebeth Smith, about 1652 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 1. (Mary Smith was born on 9 Oct 1628 in Hadleigh, Suffolk, Eng, baptized on 19 Oct 1628 in Hadleigh, Suffolk, Eng 1 and died on 10 Jun 1671 in Hatfield, Hampden Co., MA 1.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Death; 16 Jan 1667/68; Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 3.


Children from this marriage were:

   9 F    i. Sarah Graves was born in Oct 1659 in Hatfield, Hampden Co., MA and died on 12 Jun 1700 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.

Sarah married Edward Stebbins 36, son of Lieut. Thomas Stebbins and Hannah Wright, on 12 Apr 1679 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 35. (Edward Stebbins was born on 14 Apr 1656 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 36 and died on 31 Oct 1712 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 14 Apr 1656; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 36.

2. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 1 Jan 1678/79; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 37.

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; Apr 1679; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 35. Graves, Sarah, m. Edward Stebbein, Apr [ ], 1679

   10 M    ii. John Graves 11 was born about 1653 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 11 and died on 2 Dec 1730 11.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Witness; 23 Jan 1677/78; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 38. Called as a witness in the case of John Cole, Constable of Hatfield, against James Carver .

   11 F    iii. Mary Graves 11 was born about 1654 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 11.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 15 Jan 1670/71; Hatfield, Hampden Co., MA 39. Ball, Samuell m. Mary Graves

Mary married Samuel Ball 40 41, son of Francis Ball and Abigail Burt, on 15 Jan 1670/71 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. (Samuel Ball was born on 6 Mar 1647/48 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 40 41 42.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 16 Mar 1647/48; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 41 43.

2. Inheritance Protected; 12 Apr 1649; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 44. Marriage contract of his mother Abigail Burt Ball with Benjamin Munn of Hartford assured that his mother & Benjamin were sworn to pay 14 either in pay when he reached the age of twenty or in providing an apprenticeship before that time. Samuel is listed as about 1 year of age.

3. Employment; Between 1664-1667; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 45. Mr. Whiting DR [Josiah Whiting of Westfield, Pynchon's son-in-law]
To Sam Ball for 1 M brick 01 00 00

4. Signed Petition; 2 Feb 1668/69; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 46. Signed petition against imposts

5. VR - Birth of Child; 12 Jun 1673; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 47. Mary Daughter of Samuell & Mary Ball

6. VR - Birth of Child; 4 Apr 1675; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 48. Francis Ball, Son of Samuell & Mary Ball

7. VR - Birth of Child; 14 Jan 1677/78; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 49. Elizabeth Daughter of Sam'l & Mary Ball

8. VR - Birth of Child; 15 Dec 1679; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 50. Mercy, Daughter of Samuel & Mary Ball

9. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; Sep 1684; Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA 44.

10. Employment; 25 Dec 1684; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 51. Sam Ball CR
Dec 25 1684
By due to him on work about the Meeting house 1s 9d his Rate of 8s 3d Set of pays him his 10s I giving Cr for 00 01 09
Volume V, Part 2, 1672-1693 . Page 171 [p 330]
Sam Ball CR
[1678]
By 3 M 3 C bricks for Prison House Chimney 03 06 00
more 6 C of Bricks for Prison hose 00 12 00
By oxen carting 1 d for the Prison house 00 02 00
By buiding the Prison House Chimney when finished 03 00 00
only he is to finish the Prison house chimney it being acoted for & that at Round Hill.

11. Investment; 21 Feb 1684/85; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 52. The Company or Eight owners of this
Pine Sawmil per Contra are Febr 21 1684
Thomas Merick Thomas Day |
James Warriner Saml Ball |
Thomas Stebbins Jos Stebbins| Who are CR
John Burt | By the said Mill
& Henry & Major Pynchon |

[p 238]
JP Disbursed 8 10 04
Tho Merick 6 01 00
Tho Stebbins disbursed 4 17 00
Tho Day 5 10 00
James Warriner 5 10 06
Sam Ball 5 19 06
Jos Stebbins 7 12 06
Burts 6 15 00
More to G Merick for Pond Land 50s 02
& other things Summed up in the
Paper Dec 21 1685 03 12 00
------------- 54 08
This 58 li 8 s Devided into Eight pts for every owner to pay the pt or share or Sum which each owner is to pay of this sum is 6 16s a piece.
Besides this pt each owner hath to pay Gaines 0 17 00
& the 1/8 of the Iron Work is 2 05 00
of this not accoted & Nayls
altering Irons & Raising abut
4 li in all which each 1/8 pt is ros 0 10 00
-----------
10 08 00
The whole Mill stands in about 83 12 00
Each 1/8
Dec 21 1685

12. Jury Duty; 19 May 1688; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 44.

   12 M    iv. Isaac Graves 11 was born about 1655 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 11.
   13 F    v. Elizabeth Graves 11 was born on 6 Dec 1662 in Hatfield, Hampden Co., MA 11.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 6 Dec 1662; Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 3.

2. VR - Marriage; 31 Aug 1682; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 53. Married Tho: Joanes; marriage performed by Judge John Pynchon

   14 M    vi. Daniel Graves 11 was born on 7 Dec 1664 in Hatfield, Hampden Co., MA 11 and died on 18 May 1724 11.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 21 Jan 1697/98; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 54. Daniel Grave & Hanna Warinar were Joined in Marriage Jan 21, 1697/8

2. VR - Birth; 7 Dec 1664; Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 3.

   15 M    vii. Ebenezer Graves 11 was born on 20 Nov 1666 in Hatfield, Hampden Co., MA 11 and died after 1748 11.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 20 Nov 1666; Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 3.

2. VR - Marriage; 22 Mar 1693/94; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 55. Graves, Ebenezer, m. Mary Colton

3. VR - Birth of Child; 8 Jan 1693/94; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 56. Graves, Ebenezer, s. of Ebenezer & Mary

   16 F    viii. Bethiah Graves 11 was born on 7 Jan 1667/68 in Hatfield, Hampden Co., MA 11 and died on 21 Jan 1667/68 in Hatfield, Hampden Co., MA 11.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 7 Jan 1667/68; Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 3.

2. VR - Death; 21 Jan 1667/68; Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA 3.

   17 M    ix. Nathaniel Graves 11 was born on 10 Jun 1671 in Hatfield, Hampden Co., MA 11 and died about 1757 11.
   18 M    x. Samuel Graves 57 was born in 1657 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 57 and died on 11 Mar 1730/31 in Sunderland, MA 57.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 30 Oct 1678; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 58. Sam Graves of Hatfeild & Sarah Colton were Joined in Mariage Octobr 30 ,1678



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