Rev. 1 Jan. 2016, Gen. 284

 

DESCENDANTS OF JOHN GRAVES AND EUNICE SPENCER

OF HADDAM, CT

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

John Graves (1) was born about 1812 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT.  He married Eunice Spencer, daughter of Joseph Spencer and Martha Tibbals, about 1834.  She was born about 1810 in Haddam. They may have had only one child.  The 1850 census for Haddam, CT, shows son John living with his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Martha Spencer, and working as a blacksmith.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+2.   John Graves, b.c. 1834, m. Elnora L. Bailey, 4 Nov. 1864, d. 24 Nov. 1899.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN GRAVES (1) AND EUNICE SPENCER

John Graves (2) was born about 1834 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 24 Nov. 1899 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT.  He married Elnora L. Bailey on 4 Nov. 1864 in Hartford, CT[1].  She was born 5 Dec. 1844 in the village of Higganum, town of Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and died 18 May 1922 in Haddam, CT.  Their children were probably all born in Haddam, although the birthplace of Lula is not known for certain.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

    3.  Harry W. Graves, b. Oct. 1866, m. Sarah H. (“Sadie”) Baldwin, d. 30 July 1905 (Haddam, CT).  She m(2) William Richard Graves of gen. 168.

+4.   Lula A. Graves, b. Sept. 1867, m. Frederick C. Merwin, c. 1893, d.c. 1948.

+5.   Hugh Arlington Graves, b. 1 Jan. 1872, m. Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 30 Dec. 1940.

+6.   Elmer Graves, b. April 1879, m. Gertrude Spencer, d.c. Feb. 1957.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN GRAVES (2) AND ELNORA L. BAILEY

Lula A. Graves (4) was born in Sept. 1867 in CT, and died about 1948 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT.  She married Frederick (“Fred”) C. Merwin about 1893.  He was born in June 1864 in CT, and died about 1943 in Haddam.  They were in the 1900 census for Haddam, CT.  They were in the 1910 census for Middletown, CT, when he was a carpenter in a suspender factory.  They were in the 1920 census for Middletown, CT, with her widowed mother living with them, and all 3 children still single and at home.  They were in the 1930 and 1940 censuses for Middletown, CT. with all 3 unmarried children still at home.  All their children were born in Haddam, CT.  (R‑1)

Children - Merwin

    7.  Leslie F. Merwin, b. Feb. 1894, d.c. 1969.

    8.  Mildred J. Merwin, b. July 1896, d.c. 1977.

    9.  Hazel A. Merwin, b. Oct. 1897, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d.c. 1979 (Haddam, CT).  1 child.

 

Hugh Arlington Graves (5) was born 1 Jan. 1872 and died 30 Dec. 1940, both in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT.  He married Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑. She was born about 1888.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

    10.   Harold Graves, b.c. 1900.

    11.   Margrett Graves, b.c. 1910 (Haddam, CT), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  1 child.

 

Elmer Graves (6) was born in April 1879 and died about Feb. 1957, both in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT.  He married Gertrude Spencer.  She was born in April 1881, and died about 1970 in Chester, CT.  All their children were born in Haddam, CT.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

    12.   Wesley R. Graves, b.c. 1901, d.c. 1977 (Haddam, CT).

    13.   Edith Irene Graves, b.c. 1905, m. Louis Wahrenberger, d.c. 1987 (Haddam, CT).  He was b.c. 1900, and d.c. 1960 in Haddam, CT.  No children.

    14.   Harry E. Graves, b.c. 1910, m. Mary Klacko, d.c. 1990 (Haddam, CT).  She was b.c. 1918, d.c. 1977 in Haddam, CT.  No children.

+15.   Lloyd Newton Graves, b.c. 1915, m. Violet Scranton Priest.

 

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[1] Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997, familysearch.org.