Revised 25 Jan. 2011, Gen. 135

 

DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM GRAVES AND BETSEY THAIR OF CHESTER,WINDSOR CO., AND MOUNT HOLLY, RUTLAND CO., VT

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

William Graves (1) was born 16 Sept. 1771 (agrees with age at death of 84 in VT VR), and died 16 Sept. 1855 in Mount Holly, Rutland Co., VT (VR).  He married Betsey Thair (or Betsey Morey[1]) on 22 March 1792[2] in Chester, Windsor Co., VT.  The residence of the groom was given as Montague, MA.  They lived for a time at Chester, Windsor Co., VT, and then moved to Mount Holly, Rutland Co., VT. (They are also said to have lived in Montague, Franklin Co., MA.)  Betsey was born about 1769[3] and died 5 Oct. 1851 in Mt. Holly, VT, at age 82 (VR).

There is a family story or legend that William’s son, Lyman, is descended from an ancestor (possibly a Thomas Graves connected with the family of admirals in England) who sailed up the Hudson River, traveled to VT, and received a large land grant.  This route is possible, since Hudson Falls, the closest point on the Hudson River, is no more than 30 miles from Mount Holly.  Also, since the only Graves immigrant known to be from that Graves family arrived by way of Quebec and settled in St. Albans and Winooski, VT, it is possible that family members could have gone down Lake Champlain; the overland route from there is only about 20 miles.  However, it seems more likely that the ancestor may have traveled up the Connecticut River (especially since William is said to have lived in Montague, MA, which is right on the Connecticut River), and that there may have been confusion with the family of the Thomas Graves who migrated via Quebec and settled in northern Vermont.

For more discussion on the family, see the discussion for William’s son, Lyman Graves.

It is believed that William may be descended from immigrant Thomas Graves of Hartford, CT, and might be closely related to Silas5, Jonathan4, Samuel3, John2, Thomas1.  Silas was born 10 Nov. 1736 in Sunderland, MA, moved to Deerfield, MA about 1760, then to Montague, MA, and later to “some point unknown.”  The last known child of Silas is Jerusha, born in 1766.  It is reasonable to think that William could have been born after that, and the birth might not have been recorded because of the move to Mount Holly, VT.  Also, this Silas is almost certainly the one who bought land in Mount Holly in 1817 (see discussion for William’s son, Lyman Graves).

The map of southern Vermont after the list of children shows the places in VT this family is known to have lived.  (R‑2, R‑200)

Children - Graves

+2.  Silas Graves, b. 29 July 1792, m. Rachel Chatterton, 7 March 1814.

+3.  William Graves, b. 29 June 1794, married.

+4.  Stephen Graves, b. 5 April 1796, m. Anna Bryant, 20 March 1817, d. 17 Aug. 1834.

+5.  Samuel Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1798, m. Hannah Willard, 7 May 1820, d. 24 Jan. 1859.

  6.  Betsey Graves, b. 8 March 1800, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Warner.

  7.  Judith Graves, b. 15 July 1802, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Cole.  Lived near Gouveneur, N.Y.

+8.  Lyman Graves, b. 5 May 1805, m. Rosetta Richardson, c. 1830, d. 7 Oct. 1882.

  9.  Sally Graves, b. 12 March 1807 (family records), m. Edward Bryant, d. 10 July 1842.  Source: DAR Vermont Records, vol. 39, gravestone inscriptions at Old Mechanicville Cem., twp. of Mount Holly, Rutland Co., at north end of Belmont Village.  (R‑1)

+10.  Addison Graves, b. 5 May 1809, m. Sarah Congdon, d. 1844.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GRAVES (1) AND BETSEY THAIR

Silas Graves (2) was born 29 July 1792 in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT.  He married Rachel Chatterton, daughter of David Chatterton and Sarah Doolittle, on 7 March 1814.  She was born 24 April 1791[4], died 6 June 1842 in Mt. Holly, VT, at age 51, and was buried in Tarbellville Cem.  They are said to have had 4 children.  (R‑2, R‑3, R‑200)

Children - Graves

  11.  Horace Graves, b.c. 1818, d. 18 April 1927 (Mt. Holly, VT, age 9 yr, 4 mo, per VT VR and gravestone).

  12.  Alvira Graves, b.c. 1822, bur. 29 Jan. 1832 (Mt. Holly, VT, age 10 yr, 5 mo, per gravestone).

  13.  Allen Graves, b. June 1825, d. 19 April 1831.

+14.  Betsey Eliza Graves, b. 12 Feb. 1827, m. Samuel Livermore Kimball, 12 Sept. 1849, d. 6 Feb. 1876.

 

William Graves (3) was born 29 June 1794.  He married Esther Eddy[5] on 11 Nov. 1816.  She was born in 1801, died 30 May 1832, and was buried in Tarbellville Cem.  (R‑200)

Children - Graves

  15.  Merritt Graves

 

Stephen Graves (4) was born 5 April 1796 (family record), and died 17 Aug. 1834 at Mt. Holly, VT, at age 38.  He married Anna Bryant, daughter of Edmund Bryant and Nabby Fox, on 20 March 1817 in Mt. Holly, VT.  She was born 10 Jan. 1797 and died 11 Feb. 1884 (gravestone)  They were both buried at Tarbellville Cem.  (R‑2, R‑200)

Children - Graves

  16.  Dudley Graves, m. Feeley Spring.  No children.

+17.  Merrill A. Graves, b.c. 1820, m(1) Hannah Williams, 18 March 1840, m(2) Laura ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(3) Elizabeth (Parker) Barber, 9 Nov. 1857, d. 13 Feb. 1890.

+18.  Butler Graves, m. Mary Ann Roberts.

+19.  Jerusha Graves, m. Addison Williams.

  20.  Eliza Graves, m. David Hodge.

 

Samuel Graves (5) was born 14 Feb. 1798 in Chester, VT, and died 24 Jan. 1859 in Mt. Holly, VT, at age 61.  He married Hannah Willard on 7 May 1820 in Mt. Holly.

According to R‑2, their children (all but Levi in VT VR) were: (1) Willard, b.c. 1821, Mt. Holly, d. 19 April 1880, age 59; (2) Diana, b. May 1825, Mt. Holly, d. 16 June 1825, Mt. Holly, age 1 month; (3) Levi L., b.c. Aug. 1827, bur. 14 March 1833, Mt. Holly, age 5 yr, 8 mo (gravestone); (4) Angeline M., b. March 1830, d. 11 Sept. 1831, age 1 yr, 6 mo; (5) Daniel A., b.c. 1832, d. 10 april 1833, Mt. Holly, age 1 yr.  Since all these children other than Willard died young, they are probably in addition to those listed below.  These children may have been listed in the VR because of dying in VT, whereas the others who lived to adulthood may have moved away.  (R‑2, R‑200)

Children - Graves

+21.  Roswell Willard Graves, b. 10 Jan. 1820, m. Lucia Ann Mudge, 10 Jan. 1843.

+22.  Samuel Porter Graves, b.c. 1823, m(1) Elizabeth Remington, m(2) Louisa ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(3) Mary E. Mayhew, d. 1903.

  23.  Wealthy Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Chilson.

+24.  Stephen Graves, m. Lucy Hodge.

+25.  Alonzo W. Graves, b. Jan. 1837, m. Marilla W. Marsh, 3 Dec. 1858.

  26.  Edwin Graves, m. Emma Celia.

  27.  Ellen Graves, m. J. Martin.

+28.  Corwin Graves, m. Polly Clark.

 

Lyman Graves (8) was born 5 May 1805 and died 7 Oct. 1882, both in Mount Holly, Rutland Co., VT.  His parents were given in the Vermont vital records as William Graves and Betsey Morey[6].  He first married Rosetta Richardson, daughter of Calvin Richardson and Mindwell Barrett, about 1830[7].  She was born 11 Nov. 1810, died 6 (or 5) Jan. 1848 at age 38 in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT, and was buried in Tarbleville Cem.[8]  He secondly married Emeline Stevens by 1853[9].

He secondly married Emeline Stevens on 16 Oct. 1853.  She died 30 Oct. 1896 at 84 years of age.

He is also said to have married Lucy Cornelia McCauley on 5 April 1855.  (However, this marriage was not found by K. V. Graves.)

A deed from Samuel Graves, 1833, Book 7, p. 437, Mt. Holly, VT, seems to indicate a relationship between Samuel Graves, Stephen Graves, and Lyman Graves.  It is possible that they were brothers and Samuel was settling their father's estate.  Daniel A. Graves, son of Samuel and Hannah Graves, died at age 1 on 10 April 1833 in Mt. Holly, VT.

The first recorded land transaction for a Graves in Mt. Holly is in 1817 for Silas Graves.  Between then and 1833, there were other transactions for Silas Graves, and also for William and Stephen Graves.  There was also an Addison Graves who lived in Mt. Holly.

The 1800 census for Rutland Co., VT shows Asa Graves, 26-45, in Brandon with 3 males under 10, 1 female under 10, 2 females 10-16, 2 females 16-26, and 1 female 26-45; in Ira, Daniel Graves, 26-45, with 2 males under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26, and William Graves, 26-45, with 2 males under 10, 3 males 10-16, 2 females under 10, and 1 female 26-45.  In Middletown there was Gideon Graves, 16-26, with 1 female 16-26; no Graves names in Mt. Holly; in Rutland there was Asa Graves, 26-45, with 1 male under 10, 2 females 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 26-45; in Sudbury there was Elijah Graves, 26-45, with 1 male under 10, 2 females under 10, 1 female 26-45; in Wells there was Ebenezer Graves, 45 or older, with 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 female under 10, and 1 female 45 or older.  The most likely connection seems to be with Daniel and William Graves in Ira, VT, since they are probably the ones later found in Mt. Holly.  Ira is only about 5 miles southwest of Rutland, and about 15 miles northwest of Mt. Holly.

The information on the children is all from the vital records for Mt. Holly, VT.  The birth records are in Book 2, p. 186.  All the children were born in Mt. Holly.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑3, R‑4, R‑6, R‑200)

Children - Graves, by Rosetta Richardson

+29.  Lovina Emeline Graves, b. 23 Feb. 1832, m. Darius Duty Priest, 12 Dec. 1852, d. 6 Jan. 1911 (or 1912).

+30.  Daniel Ashley Graves, b. 3 Aug. 1833, m. Mary E. Culver, 26 Sept. 1859, d. 11 July 1918.

+31.  Martha Etta Graves, b. 3 Sept. 1835, m. Willard Johnson, 4 July 1852.

+32.  Loisa Almeda Graves, b. 10 Sept. 1839, m. Carlos C. Davenport, 24 May 1857, d. 24 Oct. 1908.

+33.  Drusilla Chase Graves, b. 4 May 1841, m. James P. Tuttle, 22 May 1859, d. 9 April 1865.

+34.  Calvin Richardson Graves, b. 27 (or 24[10]) April 1843, m. Martha Fletcher, Nov. 1866.

  35.  Sally Calphornia Graves, b. 24 Aug. 1845.  May have died young.

  36.  Alice Duenna Graves, b. 20 Sept. 1847, m. James P. Tuttle, 24 Dec. 1865, d. 12 March 1927.

Children - Graves, by Emeline Stevens

+37.  Frank I. Graves, b.c. 1853, m. Hattie Brown, 5 Nov. 1872.

 

Addison (or Adson) Graves (10) was born 5 May 1809 in Bridport, Addison Co., VT, and died in 1844 in Mt. Holly, VT, at age 34.  He married Sarah Congdon in Mt. Holly. She was born in 1816, and died in 1874 in Mt. Holly (VR).

The last 3 children listed below were found in the VT VR by R‑2; Esther was listed instead of Lucy by R‑200, and they may be the same child.  (R‑2, R‑200)

Children - Graves

  38.  Esther Graves

  39.  John W. Graves, b. 25 Jan. 1837 (Wallingford, VT), bur. 6 Nov. 1872 (Mt. Holly, VT; gravestone).

  40.  Lucy Graves, b. 29 Nov. 1839 (Wallingford, VT).

  41.  Horace A. (or Harris) Graves, b. 7 Dec. 1841, bur. 1914 (Mt. Holly, VT, per gravestone).  They lived in Wallingford, VT.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF SILAS GRAVES (2) AND RACHEL CHATTERTON

Betsey Eliza Graves (14) was born 12 Feb. 1827 in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT, and died 6 Feb. 1876 in Wilton, NH.  She married Samuel Livermore Kimball on 12 Sept. 1849 in Lowell, MA.  He was born 10 Jan. 1817, and died 1 Jan. 1900 in Wilton, NH.  (R‑8)

Children - Kimball

  42.  Flora Kimball, b. and d. Dec. 1851.

  43.  John Raymond Kimball, b. 16 May 1853, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1930.  5 children.  Lived near Benson's Animal Farm in Hudson, NH.

+44.  Anna Livermore Kimball, b. 30 March 1855, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Tarbell, d. 13 Aug. 1882.

+45.  Mary Ellen Kimball, b. 15 Nov. 1857, m(1) John Wheeler, 25 Dec. 1881, m(2) Edward Hill, d. 15 May 1938.

  46.  Abbie Isabelle Kimball, b. 28 Nov. 1860, m. George Batchelder.  8 children.

  47.  Frank Bowers, b. 14 Jan. 1863, d. 1893 (drowned at age 30).

+48.  Fannie Marion Kimball, b. 23 March 1868, m. Harry Francis Hobart, 25 Dec. 1888.

 

CHILDREN OF STEPHEN GRAVES (4)

Merrill A. Graves (17) was born about 1820 in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT, and died 13 Feb. 1890 at age 70 in Wallingford, VT (VR).  He first married Hannah Williams on 18 March 1840.  She was a sister of Addison Williams who married Merrill’s sister Jerusha.  He second married Laura ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He third married Elizabeth (Parker) Barber, widow of Thomas (or Samuel T.) Barber, on 9 Nov. 1857.  She was born 7 Sept. 1823, died 14 July 1900 (gravestone), and was buried in Mech. Cem.  (R‑2, R‑3, R‑200)

Children - Graves, by Hannah Williams

  49.  Olive Graves, b. 12 July 1843, m. Henry Benson.

+50.  Lucius D. Graves, b. 12 June 1845, m. Selinda L. Barber, d. 7 June 1907.

  51.  Sophronia Graves, b. 3 June 1848, m(1) Philetus D. Peck, m(2) Edwin K. Foster.

  52.  Elvira (or Elva) Graves, m. Horace Miltimore, d. East Richford, VT.

Children - Graves, by Laura ------

  53.  Jennie Graves

Children - Graves, by Elizabeth Barber

  54.  Dwight Graves, b. 22 Aug. 1858, m. Era Dawson, d. 21 March 1896.

  55.  Otnie M. Graves, b. 23 Sept. 1860, m. Florence Dawson.

  56.  Charles Wayland Graves, b. 29 May 1863, m. Lura Parker.

  57.  Dan Fay Graves, b. 11 May 1865, m. Mary Odette.

  58.  Herbert Graves, m. Georgia Ray.

 

Butler Graves (18) was born 15 Aug. 1822 and died 20 Oct. 1895.  He married Mary Ann Roberts on 16 March 1848. (Information on dates was with J. C. Graves manuscript in a letter from Mrs. Ben Pinter, 418 Washington St., Clay Center, Kans.)  (R‑200)

Children - Graves

  59.  Etta Graves

  60.  Hattie Graves

  61.  Emma (or Emmon) Graves, b. 10 Jan. 1874, m. Ben Pinter.

 

Jerusha Graves (19) married Addison (or Adson) Williams.  She is supposedly buried at Tarbellville Cem. of Old Mech. Cem.  (R‑3)

Children - Williams

  62.  Fred Williams, b. 1857, m(1) Lottie C. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Elizabeth McNulty.  Fred and both wives were bur. Old Mech. Cem.  Lottie was b. 20 Jan. 1864 and d. 5 May 1884.  Elizabeth was b. 1867 and d. 1920.

 

CHILDREN OF SAMUEL GRAVES (5) AND HANNAH WILLARD

Roswell Willard Graves (21) may have been called Willard. He was born 10 Jan. 1820 in Mt. Holly, VT, and died 19 April 1880 at age 59.  He married Lucia Ann Mudge on 10 Jan. 1843 in Mt. Holly[11].  (R‑2, R‑200)

Children - Graves

  63.  Angeline L. Graves, b. 19 Nov. 1843, m. Rufus Earl, 25 March 1860.  He was b. 26 Jan. 1835, son of Roswell Earl and Sally P. Spring.  Lived in Mount Holly, VT.

  64.  Emily E. Graves, b. 28 April 1846.

  65.  Flora E. Graves, b. 14 Dec. 1853, m. Charles Hiram Cleveland Eggleston (of Portland, VT), 25 Jan. 1874.  He was son of John Winthrop Eggleston.

  66.  Delilah L. Graves, b. 20 Aug. 1856.

  67.  Ervin Fay Graves, b. 2 Aug. 1863.

 

Samuel Porter Graves[12] (22) was born about 1825 in Mount Holly, VT, and died in 1903 in Harrisville, Lewis Co., NY.  He first married Elizabeth (“Betsy”) Remington[13].  She was born about 1823 in VT, and died in 1864 in Diana, Lewis Co., NY.  He married second Louisa ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She died 29 Oct. 1865.  He married third Mary E. Mayhew.

The 1850 census for Diana, Lewis Co., NY lists Porter Graves, 28, laborer, his wife Betsey, 26, and his first 3 children, Harriet, 7, Henry, 6, and Taylor, 6/12.  In the next dwelling is Betsey’s family, Reuben Remington, 57, Elizabeth, 52, Harriett, 14, Harvey, 11, and Michael, 8.  The 1860 census for Diana, NY lists Samuel Graves, 37, farmer, b. VT, his wife Betsy, 33, b. VT, and children Harriett, 17, Henry, 15, Milo, 8, and Hannah, 1/12, all the children born in NY.

Samuel Porter Graves made his living as a laborer, farmer and stone mason.  His farm in 1872 and 1895 was about 60 acres.  (R‑5, R‑6, R‑200)

Children - Graves, by Betsy Remington

+68.  Harriet Graves, b.c. 1843, m. William Seelye, d. 1916.

  69.  Henry Graves, b.c. 1845.

  70.  Taylor Graves, b.c. 1850.

  71.  Chester Graves, b. 5 Aug. 1850[14].

+72.  Milo Graves, b.c. 1852, m(1) Mary VandeLiefvoort, m(2) Olive Mitchell.

  73.  Hannah Graves, b. May 1860.

Children - Graves, by Mary E. Mayhew

+74.  Leon (Mayhew) Graves, b.c. 1869, m. Ella Shaw, d. 13 April 1926.

+75.  Myron (Mayhew) Graves, b. 9 Feb. 1872, m. Jennie (Siver) Davis, d.30 May 1925.

  76.  Anna Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Weaver.

  77.  Winnie Graves

  78.  Willie Graves

 

Stephen Graves (24) married Lucy Hodge.  (R‑200)

Children - Graves

  79.  Eva Graves

  80.  Belle Graves

  81.  Fred Graves

  82.  Hattie Graves

  83.  Urdine Graves

 

Alonzo W. Graves (25) was born Jan. 1837.  He married Marilla W. Marsh, daughter of Levi Warren Marsh and Betsey Allen of Wallingford, VT, on 3 Dec. 1858.  (R‑200)

Children - Graves

  84.  Dewey A. Graves; lived in Chattanooga, TN.

  85.  Mattie Graves

 

Corwin Graves (28) married Polly Clark.  (R‑200)

Children - Graves

  86.  Clarence Graves

  87.  Clara Graves

  88.  Maud Graves

  89.  Edna Graves

  90.  Flora Graves

 

CHILDREN OF LYMAN GRAVES (8)

Lovina (or Lovinia or Lavinia) Emeline Graves (29), called Emeline, was born 23 Feb. 1832 in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT, and died 6 Jan. 1911.  She married Darius Duty Priest, son of Ethan Priest and Hannah Dawley, on 12 Dec. 1852 in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT.  He was born 12 Dec. 1826 and died 11 May 1907, both in Mt. Holly, VT.  They were both buried in Belmont, Rutland Co., VT.  All their children were born in Mt. Holly, VT.  (R‑3, R‑10, R‑11)

Children - Priest

+91.  Ida Eunice Priest, b. 27 March 1854, m. Franklin Judson Greene, 29 Dec. 1880, d. 28 March 1921.

+92.  Ira Allen Priest, b. 20 May 1856, m. Nancy Evangeline Hall, 23 June 1887, d. 18 Feb. 1933.

  93.  George Seldon Priest, b. 6 Aug. 1858, m. Belle M. Royce, d. 17 May 1939.  Lived in Wallingford, Rutland Co., VT.  She was b. 1846 and d. 1908.

+94.  Hannah Fenella Priest, b. 8 March 1861, m. Elijah John Davenport, 9 March 1880, d. 14 Jan. 1930.

+95.  Etta Jane Priest, b. 5 March 1864 (or 1865), m. Frederick W. Thomas, 14 Oct. 1882, d. 10 May 1897.

  96.  Cora May Priest, b. 10 March 1868.

+97.  Leonard Oric Priest, b. 10 Feb. 1871, m. Anna F. Hatch, 11 June 1896, d. 28 June 1934.

+98.  Thaddeus Orrin Priest, b. 30 Oct. 1873, m. Louise A. Beam, c. 1896, d. 19 Sept. 1961.

 

Daniel Ashley Graves (30), called Ashley, was born 3 Aug. 1833 in Mt. Holly, VT, and died 11 July 1918.  He married Mary E. Culver on 26 Sept. 1859 in Weston, VT.  (R‑3, R‑4)

Children - Graves

+99.  Dana Ellsworth Graves, b. 4 Oct. 1861, m. Mary Dann, 27 July 1892, d. 27 April 1897.

  100.   Etta May Graves, b. 22 Aug. 1863, d. 17 Sept. 1867.

+101.   Myrta Jane Graves, b. 18 April 1870, m. Fred W. Thomas, 25 Aug. 1903, d. 1937.

 

Martha Etta Graves (31) was born 3 Sept. 1835 (or 1836[15]) in Mt. Holly, VT.  She married Willard Johnson on 4 July 1852.  (R‑3)

Children - Johnson

  102.   Charles Smith Johnson, b. 24 July 1853, m. Hattie A. Cane, 18 Dec. 1878.

+103.   George Alvin Johnson, b. 12 Feb. 1860, m. Eva Maria Perham, 4 Feb. 1883.

 

Louise (or Loisa) Almeda Graves (32), called Almeda, was born 10 Sept. (or Aug.[16]) 1839 in Mt. Holly, VT, and died 24 Oct. 1908.  She married Carlos C. Davenport, son of Joseph Clark Davenport and Aphenia ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 24 May 1857 in Mt. Holly, VT.  He was born 25 Feb. 1826 and died 27 Aug. 1891.  (R‑3)

Children - Davenport

  104.   Ada Jane Davenport, b. 27 Aug. 1860, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Martin.

+105.   Carney D. Davenport, b. 13 Aug. 1863, m(1) Mary H. Gibbs, 16 Oct. 1884, m(2) Eva J. Priest, 19 May 1893, d. 1934.

  106.   Cora J. Davenport, b. 4 July 1869, d. 27 July 1869.

  107.   Clark E. Davenport, b. 29 July 1872, d. 24 Aug. 1872.

  108.   Carl Davenport, b. 29 Nov. 1874, never married, d. 1940.

 

Drusilla Chase Graves (33) was born 4 May 1841 in Mt. Holly, VT, and died 9 April 1865.  She married James P. Tuttle on 22 May 1859.  He was born 12 May 1835 and died 18 Aug. 1926.  (R‑3)

Children - Tuttle

  109.   Lilly Independence Tuttle, b. and d. 4 July 1860.

+110.   Elmer Romane Tuttle, b. 13 Oct. 1861, m. Ina Davis, 30 April 1883.

 

Calvin Richardson Graves (34) was born 27 April 1843 in Mt. Holly, VT (or Wallingford, VT).  He married Martha Fletcher of Bangor, NY, in Nov. 1866.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+111.   George Albert Graves, b. 6 Oct. 1872, m. Nettie Starke, 23 Sept. 1895.

 

Alice Duenna Graves (36) was born 20 Sept. 1847 and died 12 March 1927.  She married James P. Tuttle on 24 Dec. 1865[17] in Mt. Holly, VT, as his second wife.  He was first married to Alice’s sister Drusilla.  He was born 12 May 1835 and died 18 Aug. 1926.  (R‑3)

Children - Tuttle

  112.   Pearley Duane Tuttle, b. 16 Aug. 1867, d. 22 Aug. 1869.

 

Frank I. Graves (37) was born about 1853 in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT (as indicated by age of 19 on his marriage record).  He was married to Hattie Brown on 5 Nov. 1872 in Mt. Holly, by Rev. Edward Mills.  She was born in Wallingford, Rutland Co., VT, about 10 miles from Mt. Holly.  He was a farmer, and was listed as a laborer on his son's birth record.  They probably had more than the one child listed below.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

  113.   Willie I. Graves, b.c. 1874, d. 29 March 1879 (Tarbellville Cem., Mt. Holly, VT, age 5 yr, 1 mo, 23 days, per gravestone).

+114.   Jay Irvin Graves, b. 18 Aug. 1889, m. Mildred B. McKee.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF BETSEY E. GRAVES (14) AND SAMUEL L. KIMBALL

Anna Livermore Kimball (44) was born 30 March 1855 and died 13 Aug. 1882.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Tarbell.  (R‑8)

Children - Tarbell

  115.   Sam Tarbell

  116.   Josephine Tarbell

 

Mary Ellen Kimball (45) was born 15 Nov. 1857 in Wilton, NH, and died 15 May 1938 in New Boston, NH.  She first married John ("Frank") Wheeler, son of Seth Brooks Wheeler and Mary Adelaide Giddeons, on 25 Dec. 1881.  He was born 9 April 1857 in Concord, MA, and died by hanging 2 Feb. 1896 at 38 years of age.

Frank and Mary Ellen were given a 30-room granite house called Greystone Cottage as a wedding gift by Isaac Kimball, Mary Ellen's grandfather.  It was his by way of a grant from the King of England.  It still stands in New Boston, NH.

After Frank's death, she married second Edward Hill.  He was a famous artist who painted scenes of the White Mountains with his brother Thomas Hill.  Most of the paintings now hang in the New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord, NH.  The Society published a book about the paintings and Edward Hill.  Edward was born in England and died in Oregon.  (R‑8)

Children - Wheeler

  117.   Bessie Wheeler

  118.   Karl Wheeler

  119.   Ernest Kimball Wheeler; left home at age 13 and went to work at the L Street Gym in south Boston, MA.  This facility was made famous by the "L Street Brownies" who take the plunge every New Year's Day in Boston Harbor.

 

Fannie Marion Kimball (48) was born 23 March 1868 in Wilton, NH.  She married Harry Francis Hobart on 25 Dec. 1888.  He was born 16 Aug. 1859 in Brookline, NH.  He was a fur trapper.  (R‑8)

Children - Hobart

  120.   Mabel Ruth Hobart, b. 27 March 1892, d. 22 June 1893.

  121.   Katherine Hobart

 

CHILDREN OF MERRILL A. GRAVES (17)

Lucius D. Graves (50) was born 12 June 1845 and died 7 June 1907.  He married Selinda (or Celinda or Silenda) L. Barber.  She was born about 1844.  The 1870 VT census lists Lucius, Salinda, and Wayland, all born in VT.  Lucius was a lumber dealer.  The 1880 VT census shows the 3 children listed below, all born in VT.

Lucius was in the Civil War, 9th Infantry, Co. B, Vermont Volunteers.  He enlisted 15 Aug. 1864 in Rutland, VT, private, and mustered out 13 June 1865, private.  (R‑7, R‑9)

Children - Graves

  122.   Wayland L. (or S.) Graves, b.c. 1869-1870.

+123.   Stillman Green Graves, b. 17 March 1871, m. Julia Janet Matava, 1 Jan. 1890, d. 24 Sept. 1933.

+124.   Luna V. Graves, b.c. 1874, m. Ernest Wesley Parker.

 

CHILDREN OF PORTER SAMUEL GRAVES (22)

Harriet (“Hattie”) Graves (68) was born about 1843, and died in 1916 in Harrisville, NY.  She married William Seelye.  He was born about 1840, and died in 1913 in Harrisville, NY.  (R‑6)

Children - Seelye

  125.   Dorothy G. Seelye

  126.   Jennie G. Seelye

 

Milo Graves (72) was born about 1852 in NY.  According to a family Bible, his parents were Porter Graves and Elizabeth Remington.  Milo first married Mary VandeLiefvoort, daughter of Albertus VandeLiefvoort and Henrica Strakkens from the Netherlands.  It is believed that she died between 1877 and 1881, and that his second wife raised all 4 children.  His second wife was Olive Mitchell of DePere, WI.  Both their children were born in DePere, WI.  Olive divorced Milo and married Leonard Chamberlain, and lived in Wausaukee, WI.  Henrietta’s daughters, Ceil and Jenna, remember visiting there with Grandma Chamberlain.

In his later years, Milo lived as a recluse in Marinette Co., WI.  Henrietta would make a trip once a month to deliver food to him.  He liked to fish in Shakey Lake.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves, by Mary VandeLiefvoort

  127.   Henrietta Graves, b. 2 Aug. 1875.

  128.   Mary Antonia Graves (Grandma Mary or Minnie), b. 14 Dec. 1877 (Glenmore, WI).

Children - Graves, by Olive Mitchel

+129.   Belle Elizabeth Graves, b. 17 Aug. 1881, m. Edwin Adalbert Rickaby, 12 April 1899, d. 22 June 1950.

  130.   Hattie Graves

 

Leon (Mayhew) Graves (74) was born about 1869 in Harrisville, Lewis Co., NY, and died 13 April 1926 in Syracuse, NY.  He married Ella Shaw.  She was born about 1872, and died in 1947 in Harrisville, NY.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

+131.   Clyde H. Graves, b. Feb. 1899, m. Lillian D. Mercell, d. 1942.

 

Myron (Mayhew) Graves (75) was born 9 Feb. 1872 in Diana, Lewis Co., NY, and died 30 May 1925 in Harrisville, Lewis Co., NY.  He married Jennie (Siver) Davis.  She was born about 1885 in Pitcairn, St. Lawrence Co., NY, and died in 1916 in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

+132.   Frederick W. Graves, b. 8 Jan. 1906, m. Verna E. Henshaw, d. 24 Aug. 1990.

 

CHILDREN OF L. EMELINE GRAVES (29) AND DARIUS D. PRIEST

Ida Eunice Priest (91) was born 27 March 1854 in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT, died 28 March 1921 in Hemingford, Box Butte Co., NE, and was buried in Hemingford Cem.  She married Franklin Judson Greene, son of Roland R. Greene and Harriette Parmenter, on 29 Dec. 1880.  He was born in May 1861 in VT.  They lived in Marsland, Dawes Co., NE.  All their children were of Tinmouth, Rutland Co., VT.  (R‑10)

Children - Greene

  133.   Ethel G. Greene, b. Feb. 1883.

  134.   Wesley J. Greene, b. 5 June 1885, d. June 1977 (Torrington, Goshen Co., WY).

  135.   Helen E. Greene, b. July 1887.

 

Ira Allen Priest (92) was born 20 May 1856 and died 18 Feb. 1933, both in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT.  He married Nancy Evangeline Hall, daughter of Jesse Quin Hall and Isabella Shepherd, on 23 June 1887 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.  She was born 27 March 1860 in Lacon, Marshall Co., IL, and died 7 Jan. 1951 in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT.  (R‑10)

Children - Priest

  136.   Ruth Hall Priest, b. Oct. 1891 (Adams, Berkshire Co., MA).

 

Hannah Fenella Priest (94) was born 8 March 1861 in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT, and died 14 Jan. 1930.  She married Elijah John Davenport on 9 March 1880 in Mt. Holly, VT.  He was born 14 Sept. 1851, probably in Wallingford, Rutland Co., VT, and died 20 Jan. 1911 in Wallingford, VT.  (R‑10)

Children - Davenport

  137.   Arthur P. Davenport, b. 19 Oct. 1885, d. 27 April 1948.

 

Etta Jane Priest (95) was born 5 March 1865 (or 1864) in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT, and died 10 May 1897, probably in Mt. Holly, VT.  She married Frederick W. Thomas on 14 Oct. 1882 in Rutland Co., VT.  He was born 29 April 1862, and died 16 Oct. 1923, probably in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT.  All their children were born in Mt. Holly, VT.  (R‑10)

Children - Thomas

  138.   Mary E. Thomas, b. 25 Feb. 1884.

  139.   Maud Anna Thomas, b. 16 Aug. 1887, d. May 1968.

  140.   daughter, b.c. 1895, d. 2 April 1895 (Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT).

  141.   Myron W. Thomas, b. March 1896.

 

Leonard Oric Priest (97) was born 10 Feb. 1871 in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT, and died 28 June 1934.  He married Anna F. Hatch on 11 June 1896 in Mt. Holly, VT.  She was born 25 Aug. 1875 in VT, and died 9 Sept. 1931, probably in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT.  All their children were born in Mt. Holly, VT, except for Hollis who was born in Mendon, Rutland Co., VT.  (R‑10, R‑11)

Children - Priest

  142.   Earl Hatch Priest, b. 6 Jan. 1897, d. April 1970 (Bellows Falls, Windham Co., VT).

  143.   Hollis L. Priest, b. 6 Sept. 1898, d. 10 July 1962 (Hanover, Grafton Co., NH).

  144.   Catherine Mary Priest, b.c. 1903.

  145.   Doris E. Priest, b. 11 Sept. 1905, d. 28 April 1993 (Hubbardton, Rutland Co., VT).

  146.   Roy J. Priest, b. 1 Aug. 1910, m. Lucille Pelsue, d. Feb. 1982 (Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT).  She was b.c. 1920.  1 daughter who m(1) Wallen Lloyd Cole, and m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Hall.

+147.   Erwin D. Priest, b. 5 Sept. 1913, m. Edith Witham, d. July 1985.

  148.   Lawrence Priest, b. 1 Aug. 1916, d. 11 July 1975.

 

Thaddeus Orrin Priest (98), called Orrin, was born 30 Oct. 1873 in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT, and died 19 Sept. 1961, probably in Mt. Holly, VT.  He married Louise A. Beam about 1896, probably in Mt. Holly, VT.  She was born 30 April 1860 in NY, and died 11 March 1949, probably in Mt. Holly, VT.  They were in the 1900 census for Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT.  Both their children were born in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT.  (R‑10, R‑11)

Children - Priest

  149.   Orrin Allen Priest, b. 25 Oct. 1896, d. 23 Oct. 1980.

+150.   Florence J. Priest, b. 8 Feb. 1899, m. Ralph R. Dana, 10 June 1921.

 

CHILDREN OF DANIEL A. GRAVES (30) AND MARY E. CULVER

Dana Ellsworth Graves (99) was born 4 Oct. 1861 in East Wallingford, Rutland Co., VT, and died 27 April 1897 in DeWitt, Gage Co., NE.  He married Mary Dann on 27 July 1892.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

+151.   Priscilla Graves, b. 8 Aug. 1895, m. Edward Anson Loy, 1 June 1921, d. 23 June 1987.

 

Myrta Jane Graves (101) was born 18 April 1870 and died in 1937.  She married Fred W. Thomas, as his second wife, on 25 Aug. 1903.  He was born 29 April 1862 and died 16 Oct. 1923, son of Joseph W. Thomas and Mary Ann Baker.  (R‑3)

Children - Thomas

+152.   Esther Elizabeth Thomas, b. 5 Nov. 1905, m. George Ridlon.

 

CHILDREN OF MARTHA E. GRAVES (31) AND WILLARD JOHNSON

George Alvin Johnson (103) was born 12 Feb. 1860.  He married Eva Marie Perham on 4 Feb. 1883.  (R‑3)

Children - Johnson

+153.   Raymond Henry Johnson, b. 11 June 1887, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  154.   Jennie Hazel Johnson, b. 8 March 1889, d. 5 Aug. 1889 (Hinsdale, NH).

 

CHILDREN OF LOUISE A. GRAVES (32) AND CARLOS C. DAVENPORT

Carney D. Davenport (105) was born 13 Aug. 1863 and died in 1934.  He first married Mary H. Gibbs on 16 Oct. 1884.  She was born in 1863 and died 17 Feb. 1892.  He secondly married Eva J. Priest, daughter of Ethan Allen Priest and Eliza Ann Puffer, on 19 May 1893.  (R‑3)

Children - Davenport, by Mary H. Gibbs

  155.   Lewis Henry Davenport, b. 2 Dec. 1885, never married, d. 17 May 1951.

  156.   Mamie D. Davenport, b. 18 March 1890, d. 6 April 1890.

Children - Davenport, by Eva J. Priest

+157.   Bertha A. Davenport, b. 27 May 1894, m. Herbert H. Harris, 11 Oct. 1911.

  158.   Dana Allen Davenport, b. 26 July 1899, never married.

 

CHILDREN OF DRUSILLA C. GRAVES (33) AND JAMES P. TUTTLE

Elmer Romane Tuttle (110) was born 13 Oct. 1861.  He married Ina Davis of Weston, VT on 30 April 1883.  (R‑3)

Children - Tuttle

+159.   William James Tuttle, b. 10 April 1884, m(1) Lola Abbott, 15 Dec. 1904, m(2) Pearl Greenslet, d. 20 July 1953.

+160.   Clyde Elmer Tuttle, b. 24 Aug. 1885, m. Helen Wilder.

 

CHILDREN OF CALVIN R. GRAVES (34) AND MARTHA FLETCHER

George Albert Graves (111) was born 6 Oct. 1872.  He married Nettie Starke on 23 Sept. 1895.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

+161.   Albert James Graves, b. 8 Sept. 1896, m. Minnie E. Barrett, 30 April 1919.

  162.   Roy Delbert Graves, b. 15 July 1897, d. 12 Oct. 1918 (France, 27th N.Y. Div., World War I).

  163.   Dorothy May Graves, b. 15 May 1905, d. 21 Aug. 1905.

  164.   Luella Alice Graves, b. 13 March 1915.

 

CHILDREN OF FRANK I. GRAVES (37) AND HATTIE BROWN

Jay Irvin Graves (114) was born 18 Aug. 1889 in Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT.  He married Mildred B. McKee.  She was born about 1893 in Quebec, Canada.  He was listed as a hotel keeper on his son's birth record.  They lived in Bellows Falls, Windham Co., VT, on the Connecticut River, about 30 miles southeast of Mt. Holly.

Children - Graves

  165.   Irvin McKee Graves, b. 1 Feb. 1923 (Rockingham, VT).

 

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[1] Her name was given as Betsy Mosy by R-6.

[2] According to R-4, the marriage year was 1791.

[3] According to R-6, she was born 1771.

[4] Mt. Holly V.R. Book 1, p. 128.

[5] Mt. Holly Town Proc. Book 1, p. 181.

[6]The birth record and parentage of Lyman was searched for in the VT VR by K. V. Graves, but was not found there.

[7]Marriage proved by VR of the birth of their children, and the record of her death.  Her last name from R‑3 and R‑4.

[8]VR, Mt. Holly, VT

[9]VR for birth of her son Frank

[10] Date of 24 April 1843 is from R-4.

[11] According to R-3, Mt. Holly T. Proc. Bk. 2, p. 173 shows Roswell Graves and Lucia Ann Mudge married 1 Jan. 1844.

[12] His name has also been given as Porter Samuel Graves, but Samuel Porter appears to be correct.  His 1842 marriage record, the newspaper report of the marriage, the death record of his wife Louisa, and his listing in the 1872-73 Diana Business Directory all give him as Samuel P. Graves.  The 1895-96 Diana Business Directory lists him as S. Porter Graves.

[13] Her first name provided by R-6, and last name by R-200.

[14] The birthdate of Chester Graves was provided by R-5, and is from Lewis Co. Historical Society notebook 3, page 83.

[15] 1836 date is probably from R‑200.

[16] According to R-3.

[17] One source gave this marriage date as 1864, but it is much more likely that it was 1865, considering that Drusilla died in April 1865.