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New developments with Autosomal DNA testing are moving very quickly. This is a technique to test the mixed DNA that we all inherit from both our mother and father, and from all our ancestors. It has the potential for a major impact on finding and proving ancestors and other relatives.

If you have not already been DNA tested, you can sign up by going to the DNA tab at the top of this page and clicking on the link for "Order DNA Tests." If you are already a customer of Family Tree DNA, just go to your personal page on their site and order the Family Finder test. We suggest that everyone (both males and females) take this new test (Family Finder at Family Tree DNA and Relative Finder at 23andMe). If you have already taken an autosomal DNA test at 23andMe, Ancestry.com, or elsewhere, let us know, and we will figure out how to include your results in our study. For all participants, we will need to know your line of descent from your earliest known Graves/Greaves ancestor so that your results can be included on the appropriate chart.

Look for more on this website and in the Graves Family Bulletin in the future.

The following table contains all of the autosomal DNA test results that we presently have. Most of the charts are very preliminary, showing some of the descendants of each genealogy who have been tested, but not necessarily showing all of the shared DNA segments. More test participants and more test results will be added as information is received and time allows. Please let us know of information that should be added. One of the indicators of a possible DNA match through a Graves/Greaves ancestor is when many descendants from different branches share the same segment of the same chromosome. We will be showing that on the charts as they become more complete.

The segments of matching DNA that have probably been inherited from Graves/Greaves ancestors have now been added to the following table, with the ancestors they were inherited from indicated. More details may be available on each chart. If you are a Graves/Greaves descendant and have not taken an autosomal DNA test, it would be helpful for you to do so. If you have taken an autosomal test and are not in the Graves DNA project, it would be helpful to join. It would also be helpful for all Graves/Greaves descendant to upload your test results and GEDcoms to GEDmatch (and let us know the ID numbers) so that your results can be more easily compared to results of others.

Genealogies With Autosomal DNA Charts

GEN. NO. NO. OF DESC. ANCESTOR/GENEALOGY NAME LAST UPDATE & COMMENTS CHROMOSOME & SEGMENT BOUNDARIES (millions of cM) PROBABLE COMMON ANCESTORS
11 -- Peter Graves of Surry Co., NC See Gen. 262 Summary
13 1 William Graves and Elizabeth ------ of VA, NC, TN & KY 19 Jan. 2013 9, 2.49-25.68 William Graves, b.c. 1755, VA
9, 74.6-83.2 William Graves, b.c. 1755, VA
28 -- Greaves Family of Stepney, London, England and Descendants of Rear Adm. Thomas Graves of Charlestown, MA See Gen. 28 Summary
28 43 Summary Chart of Greaves Family of Stepney, London, England, including gen. 56, 152, and 220 29 Jan. 2013 12, 114-124 Francis Graves, b.c. 1630
18, 6.0-8.5 John Greaves, b.c. 1575 & Sarah Malter
56 -- John Graves of VA & Orange Co., NC See Gen. 28 Summary
65 33 Parents of Thomas Graves (Gen. 168) and Deacon George Graves (Gen. 65) of Hartford, CT 29 Jan. 2013 4, 115.5-126.7 Ancestor of 65 & 168
5, 66-82 (note overlap with 169)
77 2 John Graves and Margery Harvey of Randolph Co., NC 17 Sept. 2012 unknown Not enough matches yet
78 2 James Graves and Sarah ------ of SC & GA 26 Sept. 2012 unknown Not enough matches yet
83 4 Samuel Graves of Lynn, MA 23 Sept. 2012 unknown Not enough matches yet
85 5 Graves Family of Northern Ireland, and Thomas Graves of New Castle Co., DE, Quaker 10 Jan. 2013 unknown Not enough matches yet
98 2 James Stephen Graves and Eliza Jane Walker of NC & Marshall Co., AL 28 Sept. 2012 unknown Not enough matches yet
105 7 John Graves (Johann Sebastian Graff) of Germany, PA, NC & TN 11 Jan. 2013 unknown Not enough matches yet
116 3 John Graves of England & Frederick Co., VA 2 Oct. 2012 unknown Not enough matches yet
125 1 John Graves and Esther Simpson of London, England 17 Sept. 2012 unknown Not enough matches yet
145 2 John Graves of Halifax Co., VA (including all related Graves/Greaves families of Caroline Co., Albemarle Co., & Halifax Co., VA) 12 Oct. 2012 unknown Not enough matches yet
150 3 James Graves and Mary Copeland of VA & GA 2 Oct. 2012 unknown Not enough matches yet
152 -- Thomas Graves of Lunenburg Co. & Mecklenburg Co., VA See Gen. 28 Summary
160 1 John Graves and Sarah ------ of VA & OH 17 Sept. 2012 unknown Not enough matches yet
161 -- James Graves and Sarah Watkins of NC & IN See Gen. 262 Summary
166 11 John Graves of Concord, MA 1 April 2013 unknown Not enough matches yet
168 -- Parents of Thomas Graves (Gen. 168) and Deacon George Graves (Gen. 65) of Hartford, CT See Gen. 65
169 28 Capt. Thomas Graves of VA 23 Jan. 2013 6, 160-161.5 Thomas Graves & Katherine Croshaw
5, 61-73 Maybe Henry White Graves & Mary Williams
12, 108-112 Ancestor of 168 & 169
191 4 Sarah Graves and Michael Israel of VA & NC 11 Jan. 2013, Prob. desc. from Gen. 169 unknown Not enough matches yet
217 -- Beverly Graves of Caroline Co., VA See Gen. 145
220 -- Francis Graves of Gloucester Co. & Essex Co., VA See Gen. 28 Summary unknown Not enough matches yet
247 1 John Greaves of St. Mary's Co., MD 17 Sept. 2012 unknown Not enough matches yet
262 6 Summary Chart for Some Graves Families of Randolph Co. & Surry Co., NC, including gen. 11, 161, 262, 278, 350, and 888 16 Aug. 2013 2, 234.3-238.5 Unknown common ancestor
265 1 Thomas Greaves and Alles Archer of Birmingham, Warwickshire, England 17 Sept. 2012 unknown Not enough matches yet
266 1 Austin Graves and Mary Ann Bishop of NY 3 Dec. 2012, Maybe desc. from Gen. 168 unknown Not enough matches yet
270 51 John Graves/Greaves of Northamptonshire, England & VA 6 May 2013 7, 150-159 John Graves, b.c. 1665, or his wife
6, 4-8 Thomas Graves, b. 1691, or Ann Davenport
278 -- William Graves and Sarah Hammonds of NC & IN See Gen. 262 Summary
288 -- Sarah Graves and William Gregory of VA See Gen. 145
319 1 Mary Graves and George Swan of KY & IL 26 Jan. 2013 unknown Not enough matches yet
350 -- Peter C. Graves and Nancy Jane Nations of NC & IN See Gen. 262 Summary
382 1 Benjamin Graves of Brunswick Co., NC 5 Nov. 2012 unknown Not enough matches yet
454 1 John Butterworth Greaves and Mary ------ of Crompton, Oldham, Lancashire, England 6 Sept. 2012 unknown Not enough matches yet
535 1 James David Graves and Mary Ann Durham of NC & TN 12 Oct. 2012 unknown Not enough matches yet
606 1 Benjamin Graves and Mary ------ of VA & Green Co., KY 5 Nov. 2012 unknown Not enough matches yet
888 -- Peter Graves and Sarah Merion of Surry Co., NC & Monroe Co., IN See Gen. 262 Summary
None 10 Davenport Genealogy 1 Dec. 2010, Related to Gen. 270 3, 112-143 John Davenport, b.c. 1637, or his wife
6, 4-8 Thomas Graves, b. 1691, or Ann Davenport