Rev. 19 July 2012, Gen. 520

 

DESCENDANTS OF JACOB GRAVES OF NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Jacob Graves (1) married Gertrude or Catherine ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  The IGI lists the first and third child below by Gertrude and the second and fourth by Catherine.  Although it is possible they are two separate wives married to two different men named Jacob, both living in the same place, it seems more likely that this is only one couple and the wife is named Gertrude Catherine or Catherine Gertrude.  Another possibility is that Jacob married twice and one child was not baptized in birth order.  All baptisms were in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada.  No baptism record has been found for son Jacob Graves, and his placement as a son is speculation based on his name and the records of St. Stephen's being where he had his children baptized, and no other candidates for his parents being found.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+2. Jacob Graves, poss. b.c. 1810, m. Sophia ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+3. Edward Graves, b. 6 Dec. 1811, bapt. 6 July 1812, m. Sarah Ann Kiddy, 24 June 1841.

  4. George Graves, bapt. 15 Sept. 1814.

+5. Lucy Graves, bapt. 11 Dec. 1816, m. Charles Cleaveland, 30 Dec. 1834.

  6. Susannah Graves, bapt. 4 Dec. 1818.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF JACOB GRAVES (1)

Jacob Graves (2) may have been born about 1810.  He married Sophia ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  All their children were baptized in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, Nova Scotia.  He was in the 1871 census for Chester, Lunenburg Co., NS, with no wife, and children Phoebe, 25, Jane, 17, and Cecelia, 9.  He was a fisherman.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

  7.   John Jacob Graves, bapt. 21 Nov. 1839.

  8.   Sarah Ann Graves, bapt. 3 Dec. 1843.

  9.   Phoebe Eliza Graves, bapt. 2 Feb. 1846.

  10.  Louisa Jane Graves, bapt. 13 March 1854.

  11.  Martha Agnes Graves, bapt. 5 Nov. 1859.

  12.  Cecelia Graves, b.c. 1862.

 

Edward Graves (3) was born 6 Dec. 1811, and was baptized 6 July 1812 in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, Nova Scotia.  He married Sarah Ann Kiddy on 24 June 1841 in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester.  She was born 9 Dec. 1820 in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.  They were in the 1871 and 1881 censuses for Canard, Kings Co., NS.  In both censuses they were listed as belonging to the Church of England and of German origin.  Sarah was in the 1891 and 1901 censuses for Port Williams, Kings Co., NS, widowed.  In 1891, son David and grandchildren Idia, 17, Dora, 13, William, 11, Cariff, 8, and Mary, 3, were living with her.  In 1901, unmarried children David and Eliza were living with her.  Living next door in 1901 was her grandson William Graves working as a domestic.  All their children were baptized in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, with the possible exception of George.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

  13.  Mary Rachel Graves, b. 17 March 1842, bapt. 3 June 1842.

+14.  George Martin Graves, b. 8 Dec. 1843, m. Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  15.  Sarah Catherine Graves, b. 11 Oct. 1845, bapt. 2 Feb. 1846, m. Abraham Melville, 8 Nov. 1866 (St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, N.S.).

  16.  Elizabeth (“Betsey”) Graves, b. 20 Dec. 1848, bapt. 19 May 1849.

+17.  George Jacob Graves, b. 1 Feb. 1851, m. Annie Marie Knodell.

+18.  Edward Graves, b. 14 Sept. 1855, m. Annie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  19.  David Graves, b. 8 Sept. 1860.

  20.  Charles Graves, b.c. 1862.

  21.  Eliza Graves, b. 9 July 1865.

  22.  John Clifton Graves, b.c. 1867, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He had at least 1 son, James Truman Graves, who had 3 sons, John, James, and Jack Truman Graves.  (R‑4)

 

Lucy Graves (5) was baptized 11 Dec. 1816 in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, Nova Scotia.  She married Charles Cleaveland on 30 Dec. 1834 in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester.  Their children were all baptized in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester.  (R‑2)

Children - Cleaveland

  23.  George William Cleaveland, bapt. 4 Feb. 1836.

  24.  Simon Cleaveland, bapt. 2 Oct. 1837.

  25.  Eliza Catherine Cleaveland, bapt. 22 June 1840.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF EDWARD GRAVES (3) AND SARAH A. KIDDY

George Martin Graves (14), called Martin, was born 8 Dec. 1843, and was baptized 16 Feb. 1844 in St. Stephen’s Anglican Church.  He married Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1861.  They were in the 1881 census for Canard District, Kings Co., NS, living with his parents, with their first 3 children.  Their children were in the 1891 census for Port Williams, Kings Co., NS, living with Sarah Graves, their grandmother, but there was no sign of Martin and Elizabeth.

Children – Graves

  26.  Idia Graves, b.c. 1874.

  27.  Dora Graves, b.c. 1878.

  28.  William Graves, b. 4 May 1880.

  29.  Cariff Graves, b.c. 1883.

  30.  Mary Graves, b.c. 1888.

 

George Jacob Graves (17) was born 1 Feb. 1851 (or 1852) in NS.  He married Annie Marie Knodell.  She was born 28 July 1864 in NS.  They were in the 1881 census for Canard, Kings Co., NS.  He was in the 1891 and 1901 censuses for Port Williams, Kings Co., NS.  His wife’s name was listed as Susan in 1891.  They belonged to the Church of England.  (R‑3)

Children – Graves

  31.  Albertie Graves, b.c. 1880.

  32.  George H. Graves, b.c. 1883.

  33.  Lillie Graves, b.c. 1884.

  34.  Frank Graves, b.c. 1887.

  35.  Thomas Graves, b.c. 1889.

 

Edward Graves (18) was born 14 Sept. 1855 in NS.  He married Annie ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born 18 Oct. 1855 in NS.  They were in the 1881 census for Canard, Kings Co., NS, living next to his brother George.  They were in the 1891 and 1901 censuses for Port Williams, Kings Co., NS.

Children – Graves

  36.  Violet Graves, b.c. 1877.

  37.  George Graves, b.c. 1879.  Not in 1891 census.

  38.  Edward Graves, b.c. 1881.

  39.  Frederic (“Fred”) Graves, b. 16 March 1883.

  40.  Charles (“Charlie”) Graves, b. 27 March 1886.

  41.  Alfred Graves, b.c. 1889.

  42.  Albert Graves, b. 18 Feb. 1892.

  43.  Harry Graves, b. 16 March 1894.

  44.  Mary Graves, b. 20 Feb. 1896.

 

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