Rev. 12 May 2012, Gen. 70









Richard Greaves (1) was born before 1570, probably in Bradfield, Yorkshire, England, died in Oct. 1631 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, and was buried 1 Nov. 1631[1].  He was a tanner.  The name of his wife is not known.  She died in March 1628/29 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.  (R‑9)

Children - Greaves

  2. Elizabeth Greaves, b. 1585, d. Sept. 1585 (Chesterfield, Derbyshire).

  3. John Greaves, b. 1586, d. Aug. 1586.

  4. Stephen Graves, b. 1587, m. Elizabeth Ingman, 21 May 1614, d. Nov. 1646.

  5. Anne Greaves, b. 1588, d. Nov. 1588.

  6. Anne Greaves, b. 1589, m. Anthony Cotterill, 9 Feb. 1621/22.

  7. George Greaves, b. 1591, m. Anne Rogers, 4 March 1620/21.

  8. Marjorie Greaves, b. 1593, d. 1676.

+9. Thomas Greaves, b. 1595, m. Elizabeth Clark, 20 April 1619, d. 20 Oct. 1622.

  10.  Ralph Greaves, b. 1597.

  11.  Elizabeth Greaves, b. 1605, m. Godfrey Stubbing, 1628.






Thomas Greaves (9) was probably born in Jan. 1595, was baptized 25 Jan. 1595, and died 20 Oct. 1622, all in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England1.  He was a tanner.  He married Elizabeth Clark on 20 April 1619.  She died 17 Feb. 1639/40 in Chesterfield.  (R‑9)

Children - Greaves

+12.  George Greaves, b. 1620, m. Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1642.

  13.  Thomas Greaves, b. 1622.






George Greaves (12) was born in 1620 and was baptized 12 Nov. 1620, both in Chesterfield, Derbyshire1.  He married Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑ in 1642.  He was a tanner.  (R‑9)

Children - Greaves

  14.  Elizabeth Greaves, b. 1643, d. before 18 Oct. 1690.

  15.  Mary Greaves, b. 19 March 1643/44, d. May 1645.

  16.  Anne Greaves, b. 28 Feb. 1646/47, d. Oct. 1648.

+17.  Thomas Greaves, b. 1649, m. Clementia ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 18 Sept. 1690.

  18.  Ann Greaves, b. 1652 (Chesterfield, Derbyshire), m. Matthew Briddon, (Matlock, Derbyshire), d. after 18 Oct. 1690.






Thomas Greaves (17) was born in 1649, was baptized 19 June 1649, and died 18 Sept. 1690, all in Chesterfield, Derbyshire1.  He married Clementia ‑‑‑‑‑‑ in Matlock, Derbyshire.  She died 19 Feb. 1681/82 in Chesterfield.  He was a shoemaker.  (R‑9)

Children - Greaves

  19.  Jane Greaves

+20.  Thomas Greaves, b. 1678, m. Elizabeth Bowskill, 24 April 1704.

  21.  George Greaves, b. 7 Dec. 1680, m. Sarah Bland, 1709.

  22.  Anne Greaves, b. 19 Feb. 1681/82.






Thomas Greaves (20) was born in 1678 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.  He married Elizabeth Bowskill on 24 April 1704 in Pleasley, Derbyshire.  She was born in Shirebrook (?), Derbyshire, and died in Matlock (?), Derbyshire.  All their children were born in Pleasley, Derbyshire.

This information is from original parish records per Charles Graves, who stated that he searched all over nearby Notts. and Derby records (Scarsdale Hundred) to find another Thomas Greaves who could have married Elizabeth Bowskill, without success.  So the Thomas shown here is the best guess, especially since Pleasley was an important so-called dependent village of Chesterfield as far as economy was concerned.

The ancestors in the preceding 4 generations are considered probable ancestors of this Thomas Greaves on the basis of first name complexes.  Charles Lee Graves did a lot of researching in original parish records in coming to this conclusion.  His reason for believing that this Greaves family originated in the hills to the southeast of Sheffield (i.e., in Bradford, Yorkshire) is that he could not tie Richard Greaves (tanner, no. 1) to any Greaves living either in Brampton or Dronefield or other places near Chesterfield where there were Greaves families, nor to the Oliver Greaves mentioned in 16th century Chesterfield records.  Also, the names of Richard’s children - John, George, Thomas, Ralph, etc. – seemed to correspond most closely to the Bradfield, Yorkshire Christian names.  Other Greaves families from Yorkshire and Derbyshire had other first name complexes.  In addition, Frank Tomlinson of Wessington near Shirland (son of Lydia Gertrude Greaves Tomlinson) believed their Greaves family originated in South Yorkshire (no proof given).  (R‑9)

Children - Greaves

  23.  Elizabeth Greaves, b. 1705, d. 1705 (Pleasley (?), Derbyshire).

  24.  Sarah Greaves, b. 1706.

+25.  Thomas Greaves, b. 1708, m. Elizabeth Wilde, 13 Nov. 1729, d. June 1783.

  26.  Hannah Greaves, b. 1711, m. Thomas Ward, 4 June 1745.





Thomas Greaves (25) was born in 1708 in Pleasley, Derbyshire, was baptized 9 Nov. 1708 in Pleasley, died in June 1783 in Shirland, Derbyshire, and was buried 25 June 1783 in Shirland.  He married Elizabeth (probably Wilde) on 13 Nov. 1729 at All Saints Church, Derby, Derbyshire.  She was born in 1709, and died in June 1779 in Shirland, Derbyshire.  All their children were born in Matlock, Derbyshire.

This is from original parish records per Charles Graves, who stated that he located many Wildes in Matlock, and the only record of a Thomas Greaves marrying in Derbyshire at this time was the one with Elizabeth Wilde at Derby (All Saints).  He presumes Thomas met her at her Wilde relatives in Matlock, but that she was from Derby.

The reason Charles Graves tied the Greaves family of Shirland to Thomas Greaves and Elizabeth Wilde was that the dates on the tomb of Thomas and Elizabeth Greaves found behind the church in Shirland gave Thomas as born in 1708.  The baptism of Thomas Greaves in Pleasley in 1708, son of Thos. and Eliz. Greaves, coincided with such a date.  No other Thomas Greaves, bapt. in 1708, was to be found in Derbyshire or nearby Notts.

The inscription on the tombstone at Shirland Parish Church reads, “To the Memory of Thomas Greaves, depated (sic) this Life, June (illegible number) 1783.  Aged 75 years.  Also to the Memory of Elizabeth his Wife.  Aged 70 years.  Here also lie the bodies of Mary and Phebe, the wives of John, the son of Thomas Greaves above said.  Mary aged 38 years.  Phebe aged 42 years.”  (R‑9)

Children - Greaves

+27.  John Greaves, b. 24 Aug. 1730, m(1) Mary Grundy, 14 Sept. 1750, m(2) Phebe ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. after 1799.

  28.  Thomas Greaves, b. 1731, d. Jan. 1731/32 (Matlock, Derbyshire).

  29.  William Greaves, b. 5 July 1733.

  30.  Elizabeth Greaves, b. 27 April 1736.






John Greaves (27) was born 24 Aug. 1730 in Matlock, Derbyshire, England, and died 26 April 1795 (or after 1799[2]) in Shirland, Derbyshire.  He married Mary Grundy[3] on 14 Sept. 1750 at Chesterfield.  She was born in 1724, died 29 March 1762 at Shirland, and was buried 30 Jan. 1774 at Shirland Parish Church.  All the children listed below were born in Shirland.  John secondly married Phebe ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

This information is from the original parish records per Charles Lee Graves, who stated that this John Greaves was a child of Thomas and Elizabeth (Wilde) Greaves, baptized in Matlock in 1730.  The only marriage of a John Greaves and Mary was the one at Chesterfield Sept. 14, 1750 (John Greaves and Mary Grundy).  Therefore, it was concluded that Mary’s maiden name was Grundy.

Shirland is located a few miles north of Alfreton, Derbyshire, on the road to Chesterfield.  A book about Shirland has been published by The Ogston Estates (U.K.): A History of Shirland and Higham, Derbyshire, by Gladwyn Turbutt, 1978.  (R‑3, R‑8)

Children - Greaves

+31.  Thomas Greaves, b. 1755, m. Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  32.  Elizabeth Greaves, b. 1756, d. Nov. 1756 (Shirland).

+33.  John Greaves, b. 1758, m. Mary Bancroft, 1783.

  34.  Catherine Greaves, bapt. Jan. 1762, m. Samuel Renshaw, 29 Sept. 1800 (Wingerworth).






Thomas Greaves (31) was born in 1755 and was baptized 3 Oct. 1755, both in Shirland, Derbyshire, England.  He married Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑3, R‑8)

Children - Greaves

  35.  John Greaves

  36.  Jacky Greaves

  37.  George Greaves

  38.  William Greaves, bapt. 11 May 1788.

+39.  Samuel Greaves, b. 2 May 1789, m. Sarah Blount, 13 June 1814.


John Greaves (33) was born in 1758 in Shirland, Derbyshire, England.  He married Mary Bancroft in 1783 or 1784 in Shirland (or Warsop, Nottinghamshire).

There were 4 John Graveses baptized in Shirland at about the right time: John, son of Robert and Sarah, 1758; John, son of John and Mary, 1758; John, son of Thomas and Mary, 1755; John son of John and Helen, 1751.  Although Frances Spalding said that John, the son of Thomas and Mary, looks the most likely based on naming patterns, Charles Graves and Graham Blount state that this John was the one who was a son of John and Mary.

All their children were baptized in Shirland.  (R‑3, R‑7, R‑8)

Children - Greaves

+40.  Thomas Greaves, bapt. 25 Aug. 1785, m. Elizabeth (Harsley?), 2 Oct. 1806, d. 5 Aug. 1868.

  41.  Joseph Greaves, bapt. 1788.

  42.  Mary Greaves, bapt. 1789.

  43.  Samuel Greaves, bapt. 1791.

+44.  Jesse Greaves, bapt. 1793, m. Elizabeth Wright, 3 May 1819, d.c. 1861-1871.

+45.  William Greaves, bapt. 1795, m. Hannah Bromhead.

+46.  John Greaves, bapt. 1797, m. Hannah ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  47.  Elizabeth Greaves, bapt. 1799.






Samuel Graves (originally Greaves) (39) was born 2 May 1789 in England.  He was baptized 13 June 1790 in Shirland parish church, Derbyshire, England.  He married Sarah Blount, daughter of Samuel Blount and Diana Holmes, on 13 June 1814 in St. Leonard's Church, Shirland.  She was born 12 June 1792 at Swannack (Alfreton), Derbyshire.  Their first 3 children were born in England.  William (the fourth child) was born at sea in 1821 as they came to the U.S. They settled in upstate New York, and had 8 more children born in the U.S.  He was a Methodist clergyman, according to the 1855 census records of Champion, NY (near Watertown), and the 1860 census of Hubbard, Dodge Co., WI.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

  48.  Mary S. Graves, b. 24 Oct. 1814.

  49.  Ann Graves, b. 4 Feb. 1817.

+50.  John Duane Graves, b. 27 Oct. 1819, m. Lutina Caldwell, d. 25 May 1888.

+51.  William Graves, b. 1 Feb. 1821, m(1) Lydia Jewett, 20 Feb. 1844, m(2) Frances Maria Freeman, 18 April 1866, d. 8 Jan. 1900.

  52.  Henry Graves, b. 20 July 1822.

  53.  Eliza Ann Graves, b. 22 April 1824.

  54.  Samuel Graves, Jr., b. 21 Dec. 1826.  Lived in Governeur, N.Y.?

  55.  Thaddeus St. John Graves, b. 12 Sept. 1828.

  56.  Isaac Alexander Graves, b. 15 Aug. 1830.  Had a grist mill in Watertown, N.Y.?

  57.  Amanda Jane Graves, b. 20 April 1830.

  58.  Maria Terrisa Graves, b. 20 April 1835.

  59.  Helen Amelia Graves, b. 13 Feb. 1836.



Thomas Greaves (40) was baptized 25 Aug. 1785 and died 5 Aug. 1868, both in Shirland, Derbyshire.  He married Elizabeth (Harsley?) on 2 Oct. 1806.  She was born about 1881.  Their first 5 children were baptized in Hucknall, Torkard, Nottinghamshire, and the sixth was born at Shirland, suggesting that the family may have moved back to Shirland about 1820.  They were in the 1841 census for Shirland with children Jesse and Martha.  (R‑8)

Children - Greaves

  60.  John Greaves

+61.  Thomas Greaves, b. 30 Jan. 1809, m. Sarah White, 31 May 1830, d. 1876.

  62.  Samuel Greaves

  63.  Jesse Greaves, b.c. 1816.

  64.  David Greaves, b.c. 1815.

  65.  Martha Greaves, b.c. 1822 or 1826.


Jesse Greaves (44) was baptized in 1793 in Shirland, Derbyshire, and probably died between 1861 and 1871.  He married Elizabeth Wright.  Jesse’s occupation on census returns of 1841, 1851, and 1861 is given as agricultural laborer.  He was in the 1841 census for Heanor, Derbyshire, living by himself.  (R‑7)

Children - Greaves

+66.  Elizabeth Greaves, b. 1820 or 1825, m. Henry Brown, 1845, d. 1895.

  67.  Susannah Greaves, b.c. 1823.

  68.  other children


William Greaves (45) was baptized 11 May 1795 in Shirland parish church (St. Leonard's), Derbyshire, England.  He died 10 July 1883 at Hucknall, England at about age 89, and was buried 13 July 1883 at the parish church of Sutton-in-Ashfield in the Nottingham area.  He lived in Nottinghamshire, where he was engaged in lace making.  He married Hannah Bromhead.  All their children were born in England.  He was listed in the Kirkby-in-Ashfield census records for 1861 and 1871 as a frame-work-knitter and frame smith.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Greaves

  69.  Mary Greaves, m. M. Coleman, d. 1901.

+70.  Abraham Greaves, b. 1815, m(1) Mary Jepson, m(2) Margaret Newton, d. 1898.

+71.  Thomas Greaves, d. before 1898.

+72.  Samuel Dewitt Greaves, b. 1 Feb. 1823, m. Margaret Elder, 13 Nov. 1845, d. 13 June 1918.


John Greaves (46) was born about 1797 in Shirland, Derbyshire, and was baptized in 1797 in Shirland..  He married Hannah ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1801 in Shirland.  They were in the 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses for Shirland, Derbyshire.  They were living next to Samuel Greaves (#93) in 1861, with only their son Jesse still at home.  Hannah was a widow in the 1871 census for Shirland, living alone.  John was a framework knitter.  All their children were probably born in Higham, Derbyshire.

Children - Greaves

  73.  Mary Greaves, b.c. 1821.

+74.  Ann Greaves, b.c. 1824, m. Daniel White.

  75.  William Greaves, b.c. 1826.

+76.  John Greaves, b.c. 1832, m. Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  77.  Jesse Greaves, b.c. 1840.






John Duane Graves (50) was born 27 Oct. 1819 in England, and died 25 May 1888.  He married Lutina Caldwell.  She was born 8 Oct. 1822 in NY, and died 8 Feb. 1895.  They were in the 1850 and 1860 censuses for Hubbard, Dodge Co., WI.  They were in the 1870 and 1880 censuses for Loyal, Clark Co., WI.  Their first 2 children were born in NY, and the others in WI.  He was a farmer through the 1870 census, and a miller in 1880.  (R‑11)

Children - Graves

  78.  Hulda Graves, b.c. 1844.

+79.  Solan Duane Graves, b. 23 March 1846, m. Louisa C. Norton, d. 16 Oct. 1929.

  80.  Rosalie Graves, b.c. 1851.

+81.  Alanson A. Graves, b. 14 May 1857, m(1) Isabelle Hallock, 1 Sept. 1878, m(2) Dollie Mulvey, 1886, m(3) Sarah Weaver, 28 Oct. 1903.

  82.  May Graves, b.c. 1877.  Adopted.


William Graves (51) was born at sea on 1 Feb. 1821 and died 8 Jan. 1900.  He first married Lydia Jewett (French ancestry) of LeRoy, Jefferson Co., N.Y. on 20 Feb. 1844. She was born 8 Nov. 1819 and died of tuberculosis (?). He secondly married Frances Maria Freeman of Champion, Jefferson Co., N.Y. on 18 April 1866.  She was the daughter of Deacon Silas Pierce Freeman and Nancy Colton (see Pierce and Colton published genealogies).  She was born 5 Oct. 1839 and died 10 Feb. 1909.

Mrs. C. Heiberg had in her possession in 1976 "Pastor's Handbook" with "William Graves" in pencil on flyleaf and his license from the Methodist Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. dated 4 June 1854.  She also has a picture of his stone house in Adams Center (razed for highway).  He was a poor farmer, raising berries and little else.  "Notes for 1900" at end of the diary for 1899 of Samuel Monroe Graves, his son, say:  "Jan. 7: I sat up with father.  Jan. 8: I sat up with father. Father died.  I went to town.  Jan. 9: Father's funeral, 11 a.m."  William Graves was buried in Adams, N.Y.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Lydia Jewett

  83.  Lydia Adelaide Graves, b. 20 Sept. 1846, m. John Kilpatrick, d. Feb. 1880 (tuberculosis).  No children.

+84.  William Vincent Graves, b. 15 June 1848, m(1) Ada Wickes, d. 3 Aug. 1914.

+85.  Amelia Victorine Graves, b. 29 April 1850, m. Willis Rodney Younglove, 17 March 1869, d. 18 Feb. 1885.

Children - Graves, by Frances Maria Freeman

  86.  Lillian Graves, b. 22 Jan. 1867, d. 16 May 1867.

  87.  Lena T. Graves, b. 28 Jan. 1868, d. 28 Aug. 1868.

  88.  Lilla O. Graves, b. 15 June 1869, d. 15 April 1870.

+89.  Florence A. Graves, b. 15 Jan. 1871, m. Sheldon S. Bates, c. 1892, d. 4 May 1944.

  90.  Helen L. Graves, b. 6 Jan. 1873, d. 21 Feb. 1960.  Never married.

+91.  Silas Freeman Graves, b. 13 Oct. 1874, m. Ada Maude Sloat, d. 22 Aug. 1917.

+92.  Samuel Monroe Graves, b. 11 Sept. 1878, m. Wilhelmina Landau, d. 20 Dec. 1943.



Thomas Greaves (61) was born 30 Jan. 1809 at Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, and died in 1876 at Shirland, Derbyshire.  He married Sarah White on 31 May 1830 in Shirland.  She was born in 1805 in Higham, Derbyshire, and died in 1882.  Thomas was a farmer and a grocer.  They lived in “Brick Kiln House”, Shirland.

They were in the 1841 and 1851 censuses for Shirland, Derbyshire.  According to the 1851 census, their first 4 children were born in Shirland, and all the others in Higham.  (R‑8)

Children - Greaves

+93.  Samuel Greaves, bapt. 15 Aug. 1830, m. Hannah Radford, 12 April 1857.

  94.  Percival Greaves, b.c. 1832.

  95.  Joseph Greaves, b.c. 1834.

  96.  Thomas Greaves, b.c. 1836 (Shirland), m. Beatrice ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1 Dec. 1918.  He emigrated to Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A., with Robert Watchorn (benefactor to the Watchorn Memorial Methodist Church in Alfreton, Derbyshire).  Before going to the U.S., Thomas visited South Africa and then returned to England.  He became a man of means through the development and ownership of The Shirland Knitting Mills in Germantown (now a section of Philadelphia, PA).  He and his wife attended the Greaves/Graves Family Reunion at Schenectady, NY in 1915.  At the time of his death, he and his wife were living at 156 Manheim St., Philadelphia, PA.

+97.  Mary Greaves, b. 5 May 1839, m. John Radford.

  98.  Sarah Greaves, b.c. 1842.

  99.  William Greaves, b.c. 1844.

  100.  Elizabeth (“Bessie”) Greaves, b.c. 1846.



Elizabeth Greaves (66) was born about 1820 or 1825 in Loscoe, Derbyshire, and died in 1895.  She married Henry Brown in 1845.  He was born about 1825 in Heanor, Derbyshire.  They were in the 1851 census for Loscoe, Derbyshire, with her father and sister Susannah living with them.  He was a coal miner.  All their children were born in Loscoe.  These are the grandparents of Miss Spaulding.  (R‑7)

Children - Brown

  101.  Jesse Brown, b.c. 1848,

  102.  Joel Brown, b.c. 1849.

  103.  Jacob Brown, b.c. 1850.



Abraham Greaves (70) was born 1815 in Shirland, Derbyshire, was baptized 4 Dec. 1815 in Hucknall Torkard parish church, near Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, and died 1898 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.  He first married Mary Jepson.  She was born about 1819 in Alfreton, Derbyshire.  He secondly married Margaret Newton.  She was born about 1830 in Belper, Derbyshire, died 27 Dec. 1896, and was buried at Ironville, Derbyshire.  He was a druggist with at least two shops.  He lived in Ironville and Rye Hill House, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Abraham and Mary were in the 1851 census for Alfreton, Derbyshire.  Abraham and Margaret were in the 1861 census for Alfreton, and the 1871, 1881, and 1891 censuses for Brampton, Derbyshire.  In 1881, daughters Catherine and Dora were still living with them.  In 1891, daughter Dora and adopted daughter Mary (born about 1855 in Heath, Derbyshire) were living with them.  All his children were born in Ironville, Derbyshire, except for Dora born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Greaves

+104.  William Samuel Greaves, b.c. 1843, m(1) Louisa ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1904.

+105.  Mary Greaves, b.c. 1848, m. Luke Evans.

+106.  Abraham Walter Greaves, b.c. 1850, m. Eliza Maria Chater, d. 1924.

+107.  Catherine Marie Greaves, b.c. 1857, m. Silvester Edward Swaffield, d. 1925.

  108.  Anne M. Elizabeth Greaves, b.c. 1859.

+109.  Dora Greaves, b.c. 1869, m. Cecil Carr Taylor.


Thomas Greaves (71) apparently died before his brother Abraham, since Abraham left a legacy to Thomas' daughter Mary.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

  110.  Mary Greaves


Samuel Dewitt Greaves (72) was born 1 Feb. 1823 in England, died 13 June 1918, and was buried in Huntingtonville Cem., Watertown, N.Y.  He emigrated to the U.S. in 1842 at age 19.  Excerpts from a letter he wrote home state that when he arrived in the U.S. (apparently in N.Y. City), he went by steamboat up the Hudson River to Albany, took the Erie Canal to Utica, walked 31 miles to Boonville, caught the stage to Champion, N.Y., and walked 4 miles to the home of his uncle and aunt, Samuel and Sarah Graves.  He soon moved to Watertown, where he became a printer on a newspaper. He retired in 1912.  He married Margaret Elder of Watertown on 13 Nov. 1845.  He met her at church singing in the choir.  Her parents, Robert E. Elder and Hannah Floyd, were from northern Ireland.  She was born 10 Nov. 1822 and died 26 Feb. 1906.  All their children were born in the U.S.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+111.  William Abraham Greaves, b. 12 March 1847, m. Sarah Gertrude Dale, 19 Sept. 1871, d. 20 May 1900.

+112.  Edwin Elder Greaves, b. 12 March 1849, m. Alsina Reviere, 16 Oct. 1869, d. 26 Aug. 1925.

+113.  Samuel Dewitt Greaves, Jr., b. 28 Aug. 1851, m. Josephine Artebeese, 22 Nov. 1875, d. 1918.

  114.  Mary Hannah Greaves, b. April 1854, d. 1869.

+115.  Annie Margaret Greaves, b. 4 April 1857, m(1) Clinton Jacob Leper, 30 April 1873, m(2) George Ford, before 1916, d. 23 Feb. 1926.

  116.  James Matthew Greaves, b. July 1861, d. 1863.

+117.  Jennie Elizabeth Greaves, b. 24 Feb. 1864, m. Hartley Frederic Dewey, 10 Oct. 1888, d.c. 1943.



Ann Greaves (73) was born about 1824 in Higham, Derbyshire.  She married Daniel White.  He was born about 1827 in Hardstoft, Derbyshire.  They were in the 1851 and 1861 censuses for Shirland, Derbyshire.  They were living with her parents in 1851.  She was in the 1871 census for Shirland, widow.  They were both cotton framework knitters in 1851 and 1861.  All their children were born in Shirland.

Children - White

  118.  Elizabeth White, b.c. 1850.

  119.  Mary White, b.c. 1853.

  120.  Ann White, b.c. 1856.

  121.  Daniel White, b.c. 1860.

  122.  Hannah White, b.c. 1863.


John Greaves (76) was born about 1832 in Shirland, Derbyshire.  He married Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1836 in Shirland.  They were in the 1861 and 1871 censuses for Shirland, Derbyshire.  He was a cotton framework knitter.  All their children were born in Shirland.

Children - Greaves

  123.  Hannah Greaves, b.c. 1855.

  124.  George Greaves, b.c. 1857.

  125.  William Greaves, b.c. 1860.

  126.  Samuel B. Greaves, b.c. 1862.

  127.  Fanney Greaves, b.c. 1866.

  128.  Harriett Greaves, b.c. 1868.

  129.  Fred Greaves, b.c. 1870.






Solan Duane Graves (79), also known as Duane Solan Graves, was born 23 March 1846 in NY, and died 16 Oct. 1929.  He married Louisa C. Norton.  She was born 12 Oct. 1866 in WI, and died 17 Feb. 1937.  They were in the 1880 and 1900 censuses for Spencer, Marathon Co., WI.  Six of their 7 children were still living in 1900.  He was a druggist and grocer in 1880, and a general merchant in 1900.  All their children were born in WI.  (R‑11)

Children - Graves

+130.  John D. Graves, b. 19 Sept. 1867, m. Leah Estella Romaine, 16 Dec. 1888, d. 16 Nov. 1962.

  131.  Samuel Berty Graves, b. 23 Oct. 1872, d. 27 Dec. 1872.

+132.  Frank Merton Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1875, m. Ada Belle Blaisdell, d. 24 Aug. 1959.

+133.  Spencer Eliot Graves, b. 16 Feb. 1878, m. Edith A. Griffin, 20 Nov. 1901.

  134.  Pearl Vincent Graves (son), b. 9 Dec. 1881, m. Carrie Fransen, 18 Nov. 1913.

+135.  Lizzie Viola Graves, b. 10 June 1884, m. Leslie Eugene Moore.

+136.  George Keith Graves, b. 4 July 1892, m. Clidia E. Cole, 10 May 1916.


Alanson (“Alana”) A. Graves (81) was born 14 May 1857 in WI.  He first married Isabelle (“Belle”) Hallock on 1 Sept. 1878.  He married second Dollie Mulvey in 1886.  He married third Sarah Weaver on 28 Oct. 1903.  He was in the 1880 census for Loyal, Clark Co., WI, when he was a miller.  (R‑11)

Children - Graves, by Isabelle Hallock

  137.  Elva B. Graves, b. July 1879.

  138.  Maude Evelyn Graves, b. 22 May 1881, d. 5 April 1908.

  139.  Blanche Graves



William Vincent Graves (84), called Vincent, was born 15 June 1848 in NY, and died 3 Aug. 1914.  He married Ada Wickes. She died 1899-1900.  He was a teacher in Champion, N.Y., then at an Indian school in Nevada in 1892, and in Puerto Rico in 1899.  His wife died while William was in Puerto Rico.  He broke up his home and moved to Montana, having rewed, then divorced.  He took out a land claim for 160 acres, built a house, taught in nearby schools, and finally retired to N.Y. in the early 1900's.

He and Ada were in the 1880 census for Champion, Jefferson Co., NY, with their first 3 children, everyone born in NY.  He was listed as Vincent, and their third child was listed as Harriet (not Frank), b.c. 1878.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+140.  Charles Graves, b. 1873, m. Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. April 1927.

+141.  Emma Dell Graves, b. 21 Dec. 1874, m. Herbert Smith, d. 15 July 1951.

  142.  Frank Graves, b.c. 1877, m. Christine Adams, d. 19 March 1907 (Calif., tuberculosis).  No children.

  143.  Edith Graves, b. 20 Sept. 1881, never married, d.c. 1962.  Teacher in Jefferson Co., N.Y.

+144.  George Irving Graves, b. 18 Nov. 1891, m. Belle C. Wetzler, 1 Sept. 1918.


Amelia Victorine Graves (85) was born 29 April 1850 in LeRoy (?), N.Y., died 18 Feb. 1885 (of tuberculosis), and was buried in Ford Cem., Wolcott, N.Y.  She married Willis Rodney Younglove, son of Rodney Younglove and Sarah Washburn, on 17 March 1869 at Red Creek, N.Y.  He was born 3 Dec. 1847 and died 14 June 1928.  After Amelia died, he secondly married Mary Irene Horton on 1 Jan. 1890.  She was born 7 July 1848 and died 17 Nov. 1919.

The following obituary for Amelia Victorine Graves appeared in a Wolcott, N.Y. newspaper.  "Mrs. Willis R. Younglove died very suddenly at her home two miles west of Fair Haven, on Feb. fifth [1886] inst. from paralysis. (Note: This seems to contradict the statement that she died of tuberculosis.)  She had been in usual good health up to Thursday at one o'clock.  She had been baking all the forenoon, preparing for a birthday party for her oldest daughter, Cora, to be held the next night, Friday. Her children were all at school and Mr. and Mrs. Younglove were intending to spend the afternoon at one of the neighbors.  He went to the barn to do his noonday chores and when he returned, not being gone over ten minutes, she lay on the floor perfectly unconscious, remaining so until she died the next morning at 5 o'clock.  Mrs. Younglove was the daughter of Rev. William Graves of Watertown and a woman who was held in great esteem by all who knew her and was very much loved by her family and a host of her friends.  She leaves a husband and six motherless children to mourn their great loss. Mr. Younglove has the heartfelt sympathy of all of his neighbors and friends in this his great bereavement. Funeral was held at their home on Sunday the 7th."  (R‑1)

Children - Younglove

+145.  Cora Younglove, b. 17 Jan. 1870, m. Albert Mixer, 25 June 1890, d. 12 Nov. 1948.

+146.  Grace Ellen Younglove, b. 15 July 1871, m. Eugene Amanzo Ford, 5 Feb. 1890, d. 2 June 1958.

+147.  Frances Addie Younglove, b. 11 July 1873, m. Clayton Rasbeck, 14 Nov. 1895, d. 26 July 1960.

+148.  Elva Younglove, b. 12 Aug. 1876, m(1) Milton Jenkins, 9 Jan. 1896, m(2) Herbert Whiting, 27 June 1945, d. 15 July 1948.

  149.  Elmer Younglove, b. 12 Aug. 1876, d. Aug. 1877.  Buried Ford Cem., Wolcott, N.Y.

+150.  Clair Willis Younglove, b. 15 Feb. 1878, m. Maude Clapper, 30 Nov. 1898, d. 24 Nov. 1964.

+151.  Floyd Vincent Younglove, b. 7 Dec. 1880, m(1) Clara June DeWaters, 16 Dec. 1903, m(2) Gladys Elvina Waldron, 1 Oct. 1919, d. 20 March 1956.


Florence A. Graves (89) was born 15 Jan. 1871 in NY, and died 4 May 1944.  She married Sheldon S. Bates about 1892.  He was born in April 1871 in NY.  They were in the 1900 census for Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY, with Florence’s mother Frances and sister Helen living with them.  They were in the 1910 and 1920 censuses for Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.  One of their 2 children was living in 1910.  He was a real estate agent.  Both their children were born in NY.  (R‑1)

Children - Bates

+152.  Carlton ("Carl") G. Bates, b. Nov. 1893, m. Helen Pettit.

  153.  Robert Bates, b. 1900-1910, d. before 1910 census.


Silas Freeman Graves (91) was born 13 Oct. 1874, and died 22 Aug. 1917 in a flu epidemic.  He married Ada Maude Sloat.  She was born 19 Oct. 1872 in Stone Mills, N.Y., and died 28 Aug. 1959 in Adams, N.Y.  He taught in Lorrains and Evans Mills, N.Y., was principal and teacher at Evans Mills and Felts Mills, and was District Superintendent, District 6, Jefferson Co., N.Y. when he died.  He lived in Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., N.Y. (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+154.  Agnes Clara Graves, b. 28 Sept. 1900, m. Lloyd Carson Leuze, 2 July 1927, d. 1968.

+155.  Kenneth Sloat Graves, b. 28 Dec. 1903, m. Mary Lee Raper, 6 July 1929.

+156.  Ward M. Graves, b. 7 April 1912, m. Hellen Lucille DuBois, 11 Sept. 1937.


Samuel Monroe Graves (92) was born 11 Sept. 1878 in Redfield, N.Y., and died 20 Dec. 1943.  He married Wilhelmina Landau of Paterson, N.J. on 21 June 1913.  She was born 8 Jan. 1886.  He graduated from Colgate Univ. in 1902, received an M.A. from Harvard in 1912, and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1913.  He did education work in the Philippine Islands in 1902-11, and studied in Munich, Germany in 1912.  He was a lecturer in education at Wellesley College, 1912-18.  As Superintendent of Public Schools in Wellesley, Mass., 1914-35, he was ousted from his job by political opponents, fought the ouster in Mass. courts and won, thus proving the value of tenure in protecting from such ouster.  A sensitive, honest and thoughtful man (his older children could not have survived their childhood without him), he was the rock. He did say that if he had the chance to live over again, he might wish to be a minister.  His philosophy was summed up in the last sentence of The Bridge of San Luis Ray, beginning "There is a land of the ...", according to what he told his children when that book was published.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+157.  Rose Christine Graves, b. 17 April 1914, m. Robert Miller Heiberg, 4 April 1941.

+158.  Samuel Monroe Graves, Jr., b. 5 May 1915, m. Barbara Sharpe Spring, 6 May 1942, d. 8 May 1957.

+159.  William Gerhart Graves, b. 1 Sept. 1917, m. Rose Marie Wright, 10 Oct. 1942, d. 4 Nov. 1965.

+160.  Freeman Pierce Graves, b. 17 May 1920, m. Eileen Lucy, 18 June 1947.

+161.  Margaret Helen Graves, b. 7 July 1924, m. Robert Stack Black, 6 July 1945.

  162.  Francis (legally changed to Frank) Malcolm Graves, b. 12 Sept. 1927, not married.  Graduated from Syracuse Univ.  Employed by Institute of Public Admin. in Wash., D.C.  Lives in Wash., D.C.



Samuel Greaves (93) was baptized 15 Aug. 1830 at Shirland, Derbyshire.  He married Hannah Radford on 12 April 1857 at Shirland.  She was born in 1833 in Shirland, and was baptized 8 Oct. 1833.  She was a sister of John Radford who married Samuel’s sister Mary.  They were in the 1861, 1871, 1881, and 1891 censuses for Shirland.  Children Catherine and Joseph weren’t in their household in 1881.  Only the last 3 children were there in 1891.  He was a framework knitter.  All their children were born in Shirland.  (R‑8)

Children - Greaves

  163.  Catherine Greaves, b.c. 1853.

  164.  Joseph Greaves, b.c. 1855.

+165.  Percival Greaves, b.c. 1857, m. Emma ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  166.  Sarah Ann Greaves, b.c. 1860.

  167.  Samuel Greaves, b.c. 1862.

  168.  Elizabeth Greaves, b.c. 1864.

+169.  Mary Greaves, b.c. 1867, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Blount.

  170.  William Greaves, b.c. 1870.

  171.  Thomas Greaves, b.c. 1876.


Mary Greaves (97) was born 5 May 1839 in Shirland (or Higham), Derbyshire.  She married John Radford.  He was born in 1836 in Shirland.  He was a brother of Hannah Radford who married Mary’s brother Samuel.  Mary was in the 1891 census for Shirland, widow, with children Sarah, Albert and Bessy, grandaughter Mable Radford, and her cousin Frederick Greaves (#129).  (R‑8)

Children - Radford

  172.  Thomas Radford

  173.  Sarah Ann Radford, b.c. 1864.

+174.  Albert Radford, b.c. 1869, m. Hannah Foulds, 1900.

  175.  Mary Radford

+176.  Bessie Radford, b. 9 Oct. 1874, m. George Henry Blount, 8 Oct. 1896.



William Samuel Greaves (104) was born about 1843 in Ironville, Derbyshire, and died in 1904.  He was a druggist and postmaster in Ironville, Derbyshire.  He first married Louisa ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1843 in Holborn, Middlesex.  He married second Margaret S. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1857 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.  William and Louisa were in the 1881 census for Alfreton, Derbyshire.  William and Margaret were in the 1891 census for Codnor Park, Derbyshire.  All his children were born in Ironville, Derbyshire.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves, by Louisa ------

  177.  William Abraham Greaves, b.c. 1868.

  178.  Alice L. Greaves, b.c. 1870.

  179.  Henry E. Greaves, b.c. 1871.

  180.  Ernest W. Greaves, b.c. 1872.

  181.  Horace John Greaves, b.c. 1874.  He was an engineer who invented a coal-washing machine, reportedly earning a large sum of money.

  182.  Leslie G. Greaves, b.c. 1875.

  183.  Frederick Hedley Greaves, b.c. 1881.

  184.  Margaret G. Greaves, b.c. 1887.

Children - Greaves, by Margaret S. ------

  185.  Philip G. Greaves, b.c. 1890.  He moved to Canada

  186.  son, moved to Canada


Mary Greaves (105) was born about 1848 in Ironville, Derbyshire.  She married Luke Evans, Jr.  He was born about 1848 in Greenhill Lane, Derbyshire.  They were in the 1881 census for Greenhill Lane, Alfreton, Derbyshire, when he was a labourer.  All their children were born in Greenhill Lane.

Children - Evans

  187.  Walter H. Evans, b.c. 1871.

  188.  Charles V. Evans, b.c. 1873.

  189.  Mary E. Evans, b.c. 1875.

  190.  Arthur H. Evans, b.c. 1876.

  191.  Annie M. Evans, b.c. 1879.

  192.  Luke Evans, b.c. 1880.


Abraham Walter Greaves (106) was born about 1850 in Ironville, Derbyshire, and died 1924. He married Eliza Maria Chater.  She was born about 1858 in Derby, Derbyshire, and died 1922 or 1923.  He was a druggist, and inherited the Chesterfield shop of his father, and his large house, Rye Hill, on the outskirts of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England.  Both Abraham and Eliza belonged to the Church of England.  They were in the 1881 census for Chesterfield.  All their children were born in Chesterfield.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Greaves

+193.  Sydney Chater Greaves, b. 11 July 1877, m. Florence Wydell, 1914, d. 20 Jan. 1947.

  194.  Mabel Greaves, b. 13 Nov. 1878, m. (Rev.) Ernest Crane, d. 5 Dec. 1945 (Wing, Buckinghamshire, England).  He was a clergyman.  They both belonged to the Church of England.  No children.

  195.  Mary Catherine Louisa Greaves, b. 16 May 1880, never married, d. 5 April 1957 (or 1958)(London, England).  She was a distinguished educator, and was an H.M.I. (His Majesty's Inspector of Schools).  She was awarded an O.B.E. for service to education.  She belonged to the Church of England.

  196.  Helen Dora Greaves, b. 26 April 1882, m. William Wragg, (Chesterfield, England), d. 8 March 1966 (Minehead, Somerset, England).  He was born 12 Aug. 1874, and died 31 Dec. 1960 in Derby, England.  He was an engineer.  They both belonged to the Church of England.

  197.  Amy Greaves, b. 11 Jan. ----, never married, d. 20 Sept. 1953 (London, England).  She was a pianist, and belonged to the Church of England.

  198.  Dorothy Winifred Greaves, b. 26 Feb. 1890, d. July 1979 (Minehead, Somerset, England).  Lived in Minehead, Somerset, England.  She worked in a family firm, and belonged to the Church of England.

  199.  Kathleen Vera Greaves (called Vera), b. 1895, m. J. Frederic Staton, 9 Feb. 1939 (Chesterfield, England), d. 24 Oct. 1955 (Minehead, Somerset, England).  He was a musician and a doctor of music, and judged music festivals.  They both belonged to the Church of England.


Catherine Marie Greaves (107), known as Katy, was born about 1857 in Ironville, Derbyshire, and died in 1925.  She married Silvester Edward Swaffield in June quarter, 1881 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire[4].  He was a lawyer (solicitor) with two daughters.  He was born about 1852 in Edensor, Derbyshire.  She was still living with her parents, unmarried, in Brampton, Derbyshire, in 1881.  They were in the 1891 and 1901 censuses for Brampton, Derbyshire.  All their children were born in Brampton.  (R‑1)

Children - Swaffield

  200.  Margaret F. Swaffield, b.c. 1885.

  201.  Catherine A. (“Kitty”) Swaffield, b.c. 1887, never married.  Was a school teacher.

  202.  Evelyn D. Swaffield, b.c. 1889, never married.  Was a school teacher.

+203.  John W. Swaffield, b.c. 1896, m. Winifred ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  204.  Edward W. Swaffield, b.c. 1897.


Dora Greaves (109) was born about 1869 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.  She married William Carr Cecil Taylor, probably called Cecil.  He was born about 1871 in Bakewell, Derbyshire.  All their children were born in Chesterfield.  Dora was still unmarried, living with her parents, in the 1891 census for Brampton, Derbyshire.  They were in the 1901 and 1911 censuses for Chesterfield.  In 1911, 4 of their 5 children were still living.  He was a bank cashier.  All their children were born in Chesterfield.  (R‑1)

Children - Taylor

  205.  Margaret Monica Carr Taylor (probably called Monica), b. Dec. qtr. 1898, never married, d. 1977.  She founded a school to teach English to foreign students.  It became what is now Concord College in Shropshire.

  206.  Eileen Carr Taylor, b. March qtr. 1901.  Living in 1978.

  207.  Mary Carr Taylor, b.c. 1901.  Living in 1978.

  208.  Richard Carr (“Dick”) Taylor, b.c. 1904.  Still lives in southern England.

  209.  Sylvia Taylor, probably died young.



William Abraham Greaves (111) was born 12 March 1847 in NY, and died 20 May 1900.  He married Sarah Gertrude Dale, daughter of Elizabeth Dale, on 19 Sept. 1871 at Tionesta, PA (SSW of Warren, PA, where Rts. 62 and 36 meet).  She died 17 Oct. 1927 at age 77.  He was a very good portrait artist.  They were in the 1880 census for Warren, Warren Co., PA, with her mother living with them.  Sarah, widowed, was in the 1900 census for Warren, PA, with children Dale, Annie, and William, and 4 of her 7 children were still living.  All their children were born in Pennsylvania.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

  210.  Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Margaret Greaves, b.c. 1874, m. Albert Clayton Jacobs, (Warren, PA).  Lived in Williamsport, PA.  No children.

+211.  John Dale Greaves, b. 12 Nov. 1877, m. Ida Laura Lawrence, 1902, d. 1954.

  212.  Genevieve Greaves, died before 1900 census.

  213.  Annie Gertrude Greaves, b. July 1882, married.  Had children.

  214.  William Abraham Greaves, Jr., b. May 1884, m. Eileen ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He attended Case Univ. in Ohio, was a chemical engineer, and lived in Syracuse, NY in 1913-14.  No children.


Edwin Elder Greaves (112) was born 12 March 1849 in Watertown, NY, died 26 Aug. 1925, and was buried in Brookside Cem., Watertown.  He married Alsina Reviere on 16 Oct. 1869 in Watertown.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+215.  Edith Emma Greaves, b. 16 June 1870, m. Edgar Adelbert White, 28 Nov. 1894, d. 30 Sept. 1937.


Samuel Dewitt Greaves, Jr. (113), called Dewitt, was born 28 Aug. 1851 in Watertown, NY, and died in 1918.  He married Josephine Artebeese on 22 Nov. 1875.  She was born about 1857 (or March 1859) in NY, and died 9 March 1929.  They were in the 1880 and 1900 censuses for Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY.  He was a printer.  All their children were born in NY, probably all in Watertown.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

  216.  Alan Dewitt Greaves, b. and d. Aug. 1876.

  217.  Josephine Mabel Greaves, b. 21 Aug. 1877, m(1) Edward Guest, June 1898, m(2) Fred Green, April 1902.  Edward died Feb. 1901.  The second marriage ended in divorce in 1920.  No children by either marriage.  She was called Mabel.

  218.  Gertrude Nina Greaves, b. 13 May 1881, never married, d. 1 Sept. 1962.

+219.  Bertha Rheba Graves, b. 4 July 1884, m. Frederic Baker, c. 1909, d. 6 May 1967.

+220.  Jennie May Greaves, b. 3 May 1888, m. Lewis P. Stiles, c. 1909.


Annie Margaret Greaves (115) was born 4 April 1857 in Watertown, N.Y., and died 23 Feb. 1926.  She first married Clinton Jacob Leper on 30 April 1873.  He was born Dec. 1852.  They were divorced in 1887.  She secondly married George Ford before 1916.  (R‑1)

Children - Leper

+221.  Mollie Gertrude Leper, b. 12 Sept. 1874, m(1) Paul Gottlieb Nill, 10 Nov. 1898, m(2) John Wilson Girard, 16 June 1920.

  222.  James Leper, b. July 1861, d. Jan. 1863.


Jennie Elizabeth Greaves (117) was born 24 Feb. 1864 in Watertown, N.Y., and died about 1943.  She married Hartley Frederic Dewey on 10 Oct. 1888.  He was born 20 Oct. 1862, and was treasurer at Union College.  She was a portrait artist.  Their sons Dewitt and Leland both graduated from Union College.  They were in the 1920 census for Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY, when children Ellen, Dewitt, and Leland were still living at home.  He was assistant treasurer at Union College in 1920.  All their children were born in NY.  (R‑1, R‑9)

Children - Dewey

  223.  Ellen Margaret Dewey, b. 19 Oct. 1889 (Sackets Harbor, N.Y.), d. 197-.

+224.  Hartley Greaves Dewey, b. 13 May 1892, m. Edith Louise Chamberlin, 8 Sept. 1917, d. 15 March 1963.

+225.  Doris Dewey, b. 4 March 1895, m. Irving Maxwell Day, 17 Jan. 1920, d. 6 Oct. 1977.

+226.  Dewitt Greaves Dewey, b. 10 July 1899, m. Genevieve Rose.

  227.  Leland Greaves Dewey, b. 1907, married.  No children.


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[1] Chesterfield Parish Records, 1558-1600 (pub. 1986), and same records, 1601-1635, pub. 1990 by Derbyshire Record Society, general editor, Philip Riden, vols. 12, 15.

[2] The evidence for the death date being after 1799 is in the book, A History of Shirland & Higham, Derbyshire by Gladwyn Turbutt, 1978.  It contains a list of rents paid in 1799 to the Manor of Shirland, including the name of John Greaves.

[3]According to R-8, or Mary Graveley according to R-7.

[4] Marriage from Free BMD, vol. 7b, page 1013.