Rev. 14 Sept. 2004, Gen. 457

 

DESCENDANTS OF SAMUEL GRAVES AND PHEBE ------

OF BRISTOL CO., MA

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Samuel Graves (1) was probably born about 1730-1740 (based on his age of 90-100 in the 1830 census).  He probably died between 1830 and 1840 (since he was in the 1830 census, but not in the 1840 census).  He married Phebe Andrews on 29 Sept. 1791 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA[1].  She died 22 Feb. 1832 at age 78 (born about 1754).  They apparently lived in Taunton or Raynham, Bristol Co., MA.  The death of Phebe and the birth and marriages of their two sons was recorded in the “First Book of Raynham (MA) Records, 1700-1835”, as transcribed to NewEnglandAncestors.org.

It seems likely that this was Samuel’s second marriage, and perhaps Phebe’s second marriage also, since she was about 37 when they married.  Their being older when married may have been the reason they only had two children.

Samuel was not in the 1790 census (perhaps because he was in the household of someone else).  He was in the 1800 census for Raynham, Bristol Co., MA, page 589, listed as Samuel Graeves, 45 or older, 2 males under 10, and 1 female 45 or older.  He was in the 1810 census for Raynham, Bristol Co., MA, page 357, with 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 45+, and 1 female 45+.  He was apparently in the 1820 census for Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, page 263, where he and his wife are probably the people over 45 living with his son Marcus.  He was in the 1830 census for Raynham, Bristol Co., MA, page 147, 1 male 90-100, and 1 female 70-80.

DNA analysis of a descendant has shown that this Graves family is descended from immigrant Samuel Graves of Lynn, MA (genealogy 83), probably via Samuel1, Thomas2, Samuel3.  Although the specific connection has not yet been proven, it is possible that Samuel was the one who was a son of Samuel Graves and Hannah Rand.  If so, Samuel was born 9 or 6 Aug. 1739, first married Lois Burrill on 28 April 1768, and married second Elizabeth Burrill on 20 Jan. 1774.

Children - Graves

+2.  Marcus Graves, b. 19 Dec. 1792, m. Betsey Witherell, 26 March 1812.

+3.  Samuel Graves, b. 30 Aug. 1794, m. Parma Auston, 29 Nov. 1811.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF SAMUEL GRAVES (1) AND PHEBE ------

Marcus Graves (2) was born 19 Dec. 1792 in MA.  He was “of Raynham” when he married Betsey Witherell of Taunton on 26 March 1812[2].  She was born about 1793 in MA.  They were in the 1850 census for Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, page 237, with all children except George.  He was a laborer.  All their children were born in MA.  It is not proven that George was a child of Marcus, but they lived close to each other in Taunton in 1850, and the age of George fits very well.  Neither Henry nor Charles Graves could be found in any New England states in the 1880 census.

Marcus was in the 1820 census for Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, page 263, with 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45 (himself), 1 male 45+ (probably his father), 3 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 2 females 16-26, 2 females 26-45, and 1 female 45+ (probably his mother).  One of the females 26-45 was proably Marcus’s wife Betsey, but it is not known who the other female 26-45 might be, or the 2 females 16-26.  He was in the 1830 census for Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, page 94, with 1 male 30-40, 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 2 females 15-20, and 1 female 30-40.  The 1840 census for Taunton, MA, showed 1 male 40-50 (Marcus), 2 males under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 2 females 5-10, 1 female 15-20, 2 females 20-30, and 1 female 40-50.  The unknown sons and daughters listed below are based on the 1830 and 1840 census records.  Some of those born earlier may have married and moved out of the household.  Some of them may have died early, especially if they were twins.

Children - Graves

  4.  daughter, b.c. 1810-1815 (prob. c. 1813).

  5.  daughter, b.c. 1810-1815 (prob. c. 1815).

  6.  son, b.c. 1815-1820.

  7.  daughter, b.c. 1815-1820.

  8.  Angeline Graves, b.c. 1824.

  9.  son, b.c. 1825-30.

+10.  George L. Graves, b.c. 1827, m. Sarah A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  11.  Henry H. Graves, b.c. 1831.

  12.  son, b.c. 1830-1835.

  13.  Catherine C. Graves, b.c. 1833.  Twin of Caroline.

  14.  Caroline E. Graves, b.c. 1833.  Twin of Catherine.

  15.  Charles E. Graves, b.c. 1836.

  16.  son, b.c. 1835-40.

 

Samuel Graves (3) was born 30 Aug. 1794 in MA, and probably died by 1840.  He married Parma Auston, both of Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, on 29 Nov. 1811[3].  She was born about 1790-1800.

Samuel was in the 1830 census for Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, page 93, with 1 male 30-40 (himself), 1 female 30-40 (his wife), 1 female 5-10, 3 females 15-20.  The 1840 census for Taunton, MA was for Parney Graves and showed no males, 1 female 5-10, 2 females 15-20, 1 female 30-40, and 2 females 40-50.

The 1850 census for Taunton, MA, page 203, dwelling 932, listed Parney (or Packey) Graves, 58, male (probably an error), in the household of Barton White, with no Graves families living nearby.  The 1860 census for Taunton, MA, page 272, dwelling 1733, listed P. Graves, 71, female, living with Harriet Bradell, 38.

Children - Graves

  17.  daughter, b.c. 1810-1815.

  18.  daughter, b.c. 1810-1815.

  19.  daughter, b.c. 1810-1815.

  20.  daughter, b.c. 1820-1825.

  21.  daughter, b.c. 1830-1835.  (This could have been a daughter of one of the other females in the household.)

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF MARCUS GRAVES (2) AND BETSEY WITHERELL

George L. Graves (10) was born about 1827 in MA, and probably died by 1870, since he wasn’t in the 1870 census.  He married Sarah A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1827 in MA.  They were in the 1850 census for Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, page 241.  He was a metal smith.  Eddie was in the household of George A. Graves in 1880, listed as his brother.  All their children were born in MA.  If there were other children in addition to those listed below, perhaps they died young, since no other children were listed in census records.

They were in the 1860 census for Wallingford, New Haven Co., CT, page 405, with children George A., Herbert F., and Lewis E.  The 1870 census for Taunton, Ward 8, Bristol Co., MA, page 614, dwelling 232, listed S. A., 43, George A., 23, seaman, Herbert F., 21, works in jewelry shop, Lewis E., 11, in school, and Edward W., 4.

Children - Graves

+22.  George A. Graves, b.c. 1847, m. Carrie H. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  23.  Herbert F. Graves, b.c. 1849, m. Maggie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was b.c. 1852 in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and both her parents were also born there.  They were in the 1880 census for Norton, Bristol Co., MA, page 130B, with him working in the jewelry industry.

  24.  Lewis E. Graves, b.c. 1858 (WI).  In the 1880 census for Norton, Bristol Co., MA, page 130B, living with his brother Herbert.  Working in the jewelry industry in 1880.

  25.  Edward (“Eddie”) W. Graves, b.c. 1866.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE L. GRAVES (10) AND SARAH A. ------

George A. Graves (22) was born about 1847 in MA.  He married Carrie H. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1852 in MA.  They were in the 1880 census for Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, page 475D.  He was a polisher, probably in the jewelry industry.  All their children were born in MA.  His brother, Eddie, was living with them in 1880.

Children - Graves

  26.  Walter C. Graves, b.c. 1874.

+27.  Allen F. Graves, b.c. 1875, m. Mary E. Blanchard.

  28.  Fred Graves, b.c. 1877.

  29.  Carrie L. Graves, b.c. 1880.

 

 

GENERATION 5

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE A. GRAVES (22) AND CARRIE H. ------

Allen F. Graves (27) was born about 1875 in MA.  He was from Dennisport, MA.  He owned Graves Marine Service in Essex, Middlesex Co., CT.  He married Mary E. Blanchard.  She was born about 1889 in RI.  She was said to have been an Indian from Canada, and a champion duck plucker (having plucked 110 ducks per hour).

They were in the 1920 census for Essex, Middlesex Co., CT, ED 212, page 212, dwelling 165.  Both their children were born in RI.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+30.  Foster Frederick Graves, b. 1908, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  31.  Russell Graves, b.c. 1914.

 

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[1] Vital records of Taunton, MA.

[2] Marriage record from First Book of Raynham (MA) Records, 1700-1835, page 115 of 152, and his birth from same source, pages 97 and 112.

[3] Marriage record from First Book of Raynham (MA) Records, 1700-1835, page 115 of 152, and his birth from same source, pages 97 and 112.