Rev. 9 Nov. 2001, Gen. 424

 

DESCENDANTS OF GRACE (OR MARY) GRAVES AND MOSES VENTRIS OF ENGLAND & MA

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Grace (or Mary) Graves (1) was born about 1624 in England, and died 6 Jan. 1710/1711 in Waterford, CT. She is generally believed to have been a daughter of immigrant Thomas Graves of Hartford, CT & Hatfield, MA (genealogy 168), but she and her descendants have been put in this separate genealogy because of the uncertainty.

She married Moses Ventrous (or Ventris or Ventres) on 14 Jan. 1646/7 in Hartford, CT (or 14 Jan. 1644/1645 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT). There is some uncertainty about Mary's name, and even whether she is a Graves. The Hartford Times, 18 July 1966 states: Moses Ventrous married Grace ------ on 14 Jan. 1647. A marriage record at Hartford states the same thing.

Judd's History of Hatfield, Mass. says Moses Ventrous married 14 Jan. 1647 Mary Graves, daughter of Thomas Graves who married Sarah ------. Another source mentions a possible daughter of Thomas Graves named Mary or Elizabeth.

A note from the Gates-Dawes Memorial says Moses, William and Elizabeth Ventrous were probably children of William Ventrous.

Moses Ventrous was born about 1625 in Farmington, CT. His will was dated 1693, and the inventory of his estate was dated 12 April 1697 in Hartford, CT (R-3 cites his place of birth as Braintree, Essex, England). He died 12 April 1697 in Farmington, CT. (R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4)

Children -Ventres/Ventrous

2. Sarah Ventrous, b. 1649, bapt. 29 July 1653 (Farmington, Conn.), m. John Brownson (or Bronson), d. 6 Jan. 1711/12.

+3. Grace Ventres, b. 10 Sept. 1652, m(1) John Blakesly, 1675, m(2) John Doolittle, 29 Jan. 1716/17, d.b. 21 Dec. 1722.

4. Moses Ventres, bapt. 18 Feb. 1654/55 (Farmington, Hartford Co., CT), never married, d. 20 Sept. 1721 (Farmington, Conn., Vital Records).

5. Mary Ventres, b. 21 Feb. 1656/57, bapt. 16 Nov. 1662.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF GRACE GRAVES (1) AND MOSES VENTRES

Grace Ventres (3) was born 10 Sept. 1652 in Farmington, CT, was baptized 29 July 1653, and died before 21 Dec. 1722 in New Haven, CT. She first married John Blacksley (Blakesly according to R-4, Blakeslee according to R-2), son of Samuel Blacksley and Hannah Potter, about 1675 (one source said about 1683) in New Haven, CT. He was born 13 Dec. 1653 in New Haven, Hartford Co., CT., and died 12 March 1711/1723 in New Haven, CT. She married second John Doolittle on 29 Jan. 1716/1717. (R-1, R-2, R-3)

Children - Blacksley/Blakeslee

+6. John Blakeslee, b. 15 July 1676, m(1) Lydia ------, 1696, m(2) Elizabeth Potter, 6 Aug. 1742, m(3) Susanna Bradley, c. 1738, d. 30 April 1742.

7. Moses Blakeslee, b. 1678, m. Sara Benton, 1 Jan. 1700/01. She was born 1685 (CT), d. 2 June 1756 (North Haven, CT).

+8. Hannah Blakeslee, b. 6 Aug. 1681, m. Moses Sperry, 1 Jan. 1704/05, d. 2 June 1741.

9. Mary Blakeslee, b. 15 May 1683 (New Haven, CT), m. Jonathan Ford, 1 July 1711 (New Haven, CT), d. 12 Jan. 1762.

10. Samuel Blakeslee, b. 9 Dec. 1688 (died young).

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF GRACE VENTRES (3) AND JOHN BLACKSLEY

John Blakeslee (6) was born 15 July 1676 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT, and died 30 April 1742 in New Haven, CT. He first married Lydia ------ in 1696. She died 12 Oct. 1723. He married second Elizabeth Potter, daughter of Nathaniel Potter and Eizabeth Hawes, on 6 Aug. 1724 in New Haven, CT. She was born 30 Aug. 1677 in New Haven, CT, and died 21 Oct. 1736. He married third Susanna Bradley, daughter of Benjamin Bradley and Elizabeth Thompson, about 1738 in New Haven, CT. She was born 10 July 1684 in New Haven, CT, and died 25 July 1751. (R-2)

Children - Blakelsee, by Lydia ------

11. Samuel Blakeslee, b.c. 1696, died young.

12. John Blakeslee, b. 17 April 1698 (New Haven, CT), d. 26 Nov. 1723 (Wallingford, CT).

13. Lydia Blakeslee, b. 25 March 1700 (New Haven, CT), d. 16 Jan. 1784 (New Haven, CT).

+14. Elizabeth Blakeslee, b. 1 March 1701/02, m. Stephen Alling, 23 June 1726.

15. Ann Blakeslee, b.c. 1704 (New Haven, CT), d. 10 Nov. 1728 (New Haven, CT).

16. Thankful Blakeslee, b. 17 Jan. 1705/06 (New Haven, CT), d. 14 Jan. 1786 (West Haven, CT).

17. Samuel Blakeslee, b. 31 Jan. 1707/08 (died young).

18. Daniel Blakeslee, b.c. 1710.

19. Deborah Blakeslee, b. 15 March 1712/13 (New Haven, CT), d. 7 Jan. 1789 (Wolcott, New Haven Co., CT).

20. Abigail Blakeslee, b. 14 May 1717.

21. Mary Blakeslee, b. 5 April 1720.

 

Hannah Blakeslee (8) was born 6 Aug. 1681 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT, and died 2 June 1741 in New Haven, CT. She married Moses Sperry, son of Richard Sperry and Martha Mansfield, 1 Jan. 1704/1705 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT. He was born 17 Jan. 1680/1681 in New Haven, CT, and died 1 March 1754 in New Haven, CT. (R-1)

Children - Sperry

+22. Moses Sperry, b. 13 Nov. 1708, m. Anna Johnson, 24 Dec. 1730.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN BLAKESLEE (6) AND LYDIA ------

Elizabeth Blakeslee (14) was born 1 March 1701/1702 in New Haven, CT. She married Stephen Alling on 23 June 1726. He was born 13 Oct. 1704 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT. (R-2)

Children - Alling

23. Ann Alling, b. 10 May 1732, m. John Blakeslee, son of Abraham Blakeslee and Elizabeth Cooper, 16 Feb. 1768 (North Haven, CT). He was born 2 Feb. 1723/24 (New Haven, New Haven Co., CT).

 

CHILDREN OF HANNAH BLAKESLEE (8) AND MOSES SPERRY

Moses Sperry (22) was born 13 Nov. 1708 in New Haven, and died in Oxford, CT. He married Anna Johnson, daughter of Samuel Johnson and Anna Hotchkiss, on 24 Dec. 1730 in New Haven, CT. She was born about 1711, and died 18 May 1773 in Oxford, CT. (R-1)

Children - Sperry

24. Moses Johnson Sperry, b. May 1744 (Amity, NY).

 

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