Rev. 29 Nov. 2006, Gen. 229







John Graves (1) was born about 1717, perhaps in Yorkshire, and died in 1775.  He married Jane Wattleworth, daughter of Henry Wattleworth and Jane Hargreaves.  She was born about 1709 and died in 1791.  She married second Peter Sorenson in 1783 after the death of John.

John Graves is believed to have come from Yorkshire about 1740.  He would appear to have initially settled in Douglas (as children baptised kk Bradan) before moving to Peel and setting up business in a small shop adjacent to St. Peter’s churchyard.  The shop was willed to his wife and then to his son Henry by his father-in-law Henry Wattleworth.  It was described as the House at the Cross because it stood at the entrance to St. Peter’s churchyard.  Henry Wattleworth was the eldest son of Archdeacon Samuel Wattleworth.

Jane’s sister, twice married Margaret Maddrell (alias Smith alias Wattleworth, bapt. 1711), died a widow in Peel in 1784.  A memorial was erected in St. German’s Cathedral by her executors Henry Graves and John Christian of London.  Her will left considerable legacies to both Henry Graves and William Graves.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

+2.  Henry Graves, b.c. 1744, m(1) Elizabeth Madrell, 1775, m(2) Judith Quane, 1793, d. 1797.

  3.  William Graves, b. 1747, d. 1751.

  4.  Roger Graves, b. 1749, d. 1783.

  5.  William Graves, b. 1753, d. 1804.

  6.  Thomas Joshua Graves, b. 1756, d. 1816.






Henry Graves (2) was born about 1744 and died in 1797.  He lived on the Isle of Man (in the Irish Sea, between England, Ireland, and Scotland). He first married Elizabeth Madrell (or Maddrell) in 1775 in Malew, Isle of Man.  She was born about 1750 and died in 1792.  He and Elizabeth had 6 children who died in infancy.  He married second Judith Quane in 1793.  After Henry died, Judith married Joseph Salmon in 1804.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Elizabeth Madrell

  7.  Margaret Graves, b. 1780, never married, d. 1826.  She is described as having been highly accomplished and very clever.  The Graveses have a miniature of her, a very handsome woman (but miniatures were sometimes frauds and flatterers).  However, this "Aunt Peggy", as she was called in the family, was of a decidedly superior intellect.  Unfortunately, "she became at times deranged through having been crossed in love by Hugh Clucar, High Bailiff of Peel, who died 1817.  When her attacks came on, she always began with 'Every hair of his head was promised to me.'  Then her brothers would put on a straight waistcoat."  Her house, below the Market Place, remained in the hands of the Graves family until 1920 or '21, when it was sold to Quayle (?), fishdealer.

+8.  John Thomas Graves, b. 1781, m(1) Elizabeth Cowin, Jan. 1807, m(2) Margaret Lord, 1817, d. 5 Aug. 1833.

+9.  Henry Graves, b. 1783, m. Sarah Martha Goodwin, 26 Dec. 1825, d. 28 Feb. 1833.

+10.  Thomas Joshua Graves, b. 1786, m. Elizabeth Cottier, 11 Feb. 1809, d.c. 1845.

  11.  George Graves, b. 1787.

Children - Graves, by Judith Quane

  12.  Charles Graves, b. 1794, d. 1808.

  13.  Ann Graves, b. 1795, d. 1866.

  14.  Jane Graves, b. 1797, d. 1820.






John Thomas Graves (8) was born in 1781 and died 25 Aug. 1833.  A Manx newspaper of 17 Jan. 1807 says "Married, last Saturday at St. Matthews, Douglas, John Graves mercer (?) to Elizabeth Cowin, both of Peel."  This must have been his first wife "though I never heard of his having two wives."  He married Margaret Lord, daughter of Thomas Lord and Margaret Mylvorry (?), in 1817.  She was bapt. 22 Feb. 1789, died 12 May 1864, at age 75. in the little house by the church gates at the Cross.  In 1814, John Graves's household in Peel had 1 male and 2 females, all over 14 years of age,and 1 boy under 14.  Margaret was a widow and head of household in the 1841 census for German Parish, Peel, Isle of Man.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Margaret Lord

  15.  Margaret Graves, b.c. 1817, m. John James Graves.  See #27 for descendants.

+16.  Henry Maddrell Graves, b.c. 1820, m. Margaret Wattleworth, 1845, d. 9 Oct. 1892.

+17.  Robert Graves, b.c. 1825, m. Elizabeth Kelly, 1850, d. 1891.

  18.  Elizabeth Graves, b. 1824, d. 1931.

  19.  Jane Graves, b.c. 1827, m. Daniel McIntosh, 1852.


Henry Graves (9) was born in 1783 and died 28 Feb. 1833. He was at first a shopkeeper with his brother John Thomas, and afterwards was in the Custom House and became Collector of Customs at Peel.  Whatever property he had by his father was sold long before he died.

He married Sarah Martha Goodwin, daughter of Thomas Goodwin of Ashbourne, and widow of Peter Crankwood (or Peter Cranta Wood?) of Leicester, on 26 Dec. 1825 at Braddan.  She was born at Alton Vicarage, Staffordshire, died 1 April 1841 at Douglas, and was buried at Peel with her second husband.  Her first husband was buried at Braddan.  Their only children were the two sons listed below.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  20.  Goodwin Graves, b.c. 1826, d. 1831 at age 5.

  21.  Henry William Graves, b.c. 1828.  He was a sailor, last heard of about 1854.  Drowned?


Thomas Joshua Graves (10) was born in 1786 and died about 1845.  He was a shopkeeper, a master sailmaker, and lived in "Nicholson's house", which he owned.  In 1824 he was described as "sailmaker and timber merchant."  In 1837 he was "sailmaker, boatbuilder, fishcurer, Douglas St."

He married Elizabeth Cottier on 11 Feb. 1809.  She was born 24 April 1789 and died 4 Oct. 1833, daughter of John Cottier, millwright and miller.  "Articles of Agreement made between John Cottier, millwright and Elizabeth Cottier alias Christian his wife, Peel, of the one part, and Thomas Graves of the said town of the other part.  As follows.  The said John and Elizabeth promise to give to the said Thomas 100 pounds British for a marriage dowery with their daughter Elizabeth, and a feather bed and bedding, 3 Feb. 1809.  Thomas Joshua Graves, of Peel, sailmaker, in consideration of the love he bears toward his wife Elizabeth Graves alias Cottier has settled upon the said wife and her heirs his dwelling house in Peel with the shop adjoining in front, together with all buildings and yard belonging to it, formerly called Nicholson's and Quay's Concerns, and now in the occupation of his said brother John Thomas Graves.  And also his half of the goods, credits, chattels rc. commencing possession on his decease.  March 22, 1809." He outlived her, as she died 1 Oct. 1833, at age 48.  He had by her 11 or 12 children.

In 1814, Thomas Graves's house in Peel had 1 male, 2 females over 16, and 1 boy under 14.  The 1841 census for German Parish, Peel, Isle of Man, listed Thomas, 50, Henry, 30, Catharine (apparently Henry’s wife), 30, Thomas, 25, John, 20, Edward, 15, Charles, 15, Christiana, 10, and Francis, 10.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+22.  Henry Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1809, m. Catherine Clucar, 1836, d.c. 1864.

  23.  Thomas Joshua Graves, b. 1811, died in infancy.

  24.  Mary Ann Graves, died in infancy.

+25.  Thomas Joshua Graves, b. 31 Jan. 1813, m. Martha Carran, d. 1877.

  26.  William Graves, b.c. 1814, d. 1848.  He was a watchmaker and died in U.S.A.

+27.  John James Graves, b. 20 July 1816, m. Margaret Graves, d. 1864.

  28.  Mary Ann Graves, b. and d. 1818.

+29.  George Graves, b. 1819, m. Jane ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 9 Jan. 1852.

  30.  James Graves, b.c. 1821.

  31.  Edward Graves, b. 14 Sept. 1823, d. 13 March 1907 (Montreal, Canada).  Timber merchant in Canada.

  32.  Charles Graves, b. 26 June 1825, d. 20 June 1906 (age 81, Australia).  Went to Australia about 1847.  According to the Melbourne Age, "was probably one of the best known men in the district."

  33.  Christian (or Christiana) Graves, b. 16 Sept. 1827, m. John Quinl (?).  He was a draper in Douglas.

+34.  Samuel Francis Graves, b.c. 1831, m. Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.






Henry Maddrell Graves (16) was born about 1820 and died 9 Oct. 1892, age 72.  He was a shipwright, and was some 6 years in Australia, having emigrated from Peel in the schooner "Vixen", of local celebrity, 1853.  The "Vixen" was a schooner of about 100 tons, built in Graves's shipyard, and then proceeded to Australia with 37 men on board, all expecting to become millionaires.  On his return he became a draughtsman in his cousin's yard.

He married Margaret Wattleworth in 1845.  She died a few years before him.  They had a large family, but all died young except John.  The 1891 census for Peel showed Henry, widower, age 70, ship builder, living at 50 Patrick St., with domestic servant Alice Kelly, age 18.

The following story is from an article in the Peel newspaper about the end of 1994 or early 1995.  The story of the Vixen was told by Eddie Leece at a meeting of Peel Methodist Women’s Fellowship, from its purchase in 1852 to the Vixen’s loss off the Calf of Man in 1864.

The ship was built in Peel at Henry Graves’s shipyard.  It was purchased by 37 Manxmen, all but one from the West, who wanted to get to Australia to take part in the gold rush.

There was enough meat, which had to be salted, to give every man one and a half pounds a day.  Eventually all was ready and the ship left Peel on Jan. 26, 1853, at 3pm.  There was a terrific sendoff, with the schools closed so that all the children could watch the departure.

Mr. Leece read extracts from the diary of Henry Maddrell Graves who, with three other members of the Graves family, was on board.  The first extract recorded the leaving of Peel at 3pm and the fact that at 6pm the ship was off the Calf of Man.  Only the first half of the diary is preserved and many references are to the weather.

One entry ready, ‘Crew all busy making spoons -- plenty of soup -- no spoons.’

The route was via South America and it was there that a small boat was launched from the Vixen to go to the Almeida which was sailing for New York.  The Manxmen wanted the crew to post letters home for them.  At first the captain would not let the Manxmen on board; he saw that there were far too many men on the Vixen than were needed to crew her and he saw also that there was a cannon and it was pointing towards his ship.

However, all was explained and in the end the captain took the letters and refused payment for postage.  The letters arrived on the Isle of Man in April.

The Vixen rerached Melbourne in 92 days and the crew scattered as they rushed to the gold fields.  Sadly they did not find gold and eventually some of them drifted back to the ship.  For four years they used it commercially before deciding to sail home.  A total of 27 returned.  The others settled in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

The Vixen was used for trading until the tragic day at Easter, 1864, when she left the Island with a cargo of grain and went down almost at the point where the first entry was made in Henry Maddrell Graves’s diary -- 6pm off the Calf of Man.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

  35.  John James Graves, b.c. 1846, m. Mary Fisher, d. 16 April 1891 (age 45, London, England).  No children.  Mary died later.

  36.  Alfred Graves, b. 1848. d. 1868.

  37.  George W. Graves, b. 1850.

  38.  Alice I. Graves, b. and d. 1860.

  39.  Alice I. Graves, b. 1862, d. 1880.


Robert Graves (17) was born about 1825, and died in Australia about 1891 at age 66.  He married Elizabeth Kelly, niece of Rev. Edward Qualtrouth (?), in 1850.  She was born about 1826, and died in 1907 at age 82.  He emigrated with his brother to Australia, but never went back to his wife.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  40.  Edward Francis Graves, b.c. 1851, never married, d. 1887 (age 36, Kimberly, South Africa).

  41.  Georgina Graves, b.c. 1852, d. 1865 (age 13).



Henry Graves (22) was born in 1809 and died about 1864. He married Catherine Clucar (or Clucas) in 1836.  She was born about 1808 and died in 1900 at age 92.

Henry was a shipbuilder at Peel, Isle of Man.  His business there was by far the largest of any kind on the west side of the island.  Besides his shipyards on the quay, he had the sail room (the old residence of the family in the century before; the "Big Sail Room" and warehouse was built by his son Henry about 1868-70), the sawmill on the mill road (later owned by Mrs. Quayle? and run by Brownfield), the rope walk and buildings, the smith's shop on the bank, all going strong.  His yards turned out the finest fleet of schooners the island ever possessed.  But at the height of his flourishing business he suddenly died - in his backyard at Peveril Terrace. The business was then continued by his son Henry.

In the 1840's right on to the middle of the 1880's, Graves's was its best.  The schooner trade dwindled after that, the last being built about 1870 (there was an odd one about 1889), and they were wrecked one by one.  But the fishing boat industry was carried on with greater vigor than ever in the 1870's and less so in the 1880's. In the 1890's the boat building became insignificant.

Mr. Henry Graves and his family never amassed great wealth.  They were very generous and lived up to their means.  Their profits out of the business were not great considering its size, because their work was of the best, for that they were famed, and out of the many hundreds of fishing boats they built not a few were for Ireland, north and south, Scotland, and the east of England.  They were the one firm on the west of the island that could not be accused of dishonesty, unsure handwork, or sharp practices.

In the early 1850's the Graves family moved up to Peveril Terrace (where Mr. Graves died in 1864).  About 1882 Mrs. Graves and son Henry bought the residence at Peel, "Woodville", and moved there.  In March 1900 came the disastrous Drumbell's Bank Smash, and created a fearful panic.  Henry Graves died in Douglas a few days afterwards.  He had been ill and had gone to the home of his brother-in-law, Dr. Wood.  The money panic and anxiety brought his death on a Tuesday, and on the following Sunday his aged mother died through grief.  The rest of the family were seized with a panic.  They broke up house and sold "Woodville" and other property at a sacrifice.  The furniture and almost everything met with the same fate.  But they paid all their debt, not like some of the hypocrites of Peel who paid only a few pence on the pound, and many of them were indebted to Graves.  The two Misses Graves went to Douglas to live with their married sister, and their brother Thomas Joshua ("Jossy") remained in Peel in lodgings until 1912 when, becoming helpless through cancer, he was removed to Douglas Hospital, where he died in November at age 66.

The 1891 census for Peel, “Woodville”, Tynwald Rd., listed the following household, all born in Peel: Catherine Graves, head, widow, 81, living on her own means; Henry T. Graves, son, unmarried, 46, timber merchant and JP; Thomas J. Graves, son, unmarried, 44, rope manufacturer; Elizabeth J., dau., unmarried, 47; Christian A., dau., unmarried, 40.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+42.  Catherine Graves, b.c. 1837, m. Thomas Arthur Wood, d. 1913.

  43.  Elizabeth Jane Graves, b.c. 1844, never married, d. 1931.  Lived in Douglas.

  44.  Henry Thomas Graves, b. 1845, never married, d. 1900 (Douglas, at his brother-in-law's).  Was J.P., and had been on the Peel Harbour Board for some years.

  45.  Thomas Joshua Graves, b. 1846, probably never married, d. 1912 (Peel Hospital).

  46.  Catherine Graves, b. 1846, m. Dr. T. A. Wood, 1873, d. 1932.

  47.  Christian Ann Graves, b.c. 1851, d. 1916.  Lived with her 2 sisters.


Thomas Joshua Graves (25) was born 31 Jan. 1813 and died in 1877.  In his early days he was a sailmaker, and was one of the "Vixen" lot.  He married Martha Carran of Douglas.  He was in the 1861 census for German Parish, Peel Isle of Man, unmarried, 49, sail maker.  He and Martha were in the 1871 census for Peel, Isle of Man, when he was listed as ship owner.  Martha was in the 1881 census for Medlock, Lancashire, and the 1891 census for Rushulme, Manchester, Lancashire, as a widow with her two children living with her.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  48.  Frank Stanley Graves, b.c. 1863, m. Miss Richardson.  He was an architect, and became, through his wife and her brother, owner of Ballamoar, Patrick.  He was wealthy.

  49.  Thomas Henry Graves, b.c. 1865.  He was also wealthy through his wife.  May have been known as Henry.  Lived with his family in Ireland.


John James Graves (27) was born 20 July 1816 and died in 1864 at age 48.  He married his cousin Margaret Graves (#17), daughter of John Thomas Graves and Margaret Lord.  She was born in 1817.  He went with his brothers on the "Vixen" to Australia.  He was described in 1853 as a blockmaker.  When he returned about 1860, he was employed in his brother's boatbuilding yard.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+50.  Rebecca Graves, b. 29 March 1844, never married, d.c. 1866.  She was named after Rebecca Serenden.

  51.  Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1846.

  52.  Cottier ("Cotty") Graves, b. 26 April 1848, m. Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was secretary to Peel Gas and Water Companies. Listed in 1891 census for Peel, 16 Patrick St.: Cottier Graves, head, 42, foreman timber yard, b. Peel; and Mary Graves, wife, 38, b. England.

  53.  Walter Graves, b. 14 June 1850.

+54.  John Henry Graves, b. 21 Oct. 1859, m. Margaret Emily Bridson, 25 Nov. 1886, d. 25 Nov. 1900.

  55.  William T. Graves, b.c. 1861.


George Graves (29) was born in 1819 in the Isle of Man, and died 9 Jan. 1852 in NY.  He married Jane ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1820 in the Isle of Man.  They were in the 1850 census for Albany, Ward 1, Albany Co., NY, with George’s brother Francis living with them.  George was a piano maker.  Jane was in the 1860 census for Albany, Ward 1, Albany Co., NY, as head of household.  All their children were born in NY.

Children - Graves

+56.  Francis Stanley Graves, b.c. 1841, m. Charlotte Adelaide ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 8 Oct. 1892.

  57.  Edward Graves, b.c. 1845.

  58.  George Graves, b.c. 1847.

  59.  Isabella Graves, b.c. 1849.  Possibly died young, since not in the 1860 census.

  60.  Adeline Graves, b.c. 1851.


Samuel Francis Graves (34) was born about 1831 in Isle of Man.  He married Permelia or Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1831 in NY.  They were in the 1860 and 1870 censuses for Albany, Ward 1, Albany Co., NY.  He was listed as Samuel and she as Permelia in the 1860 census, and he was listed as Francis and she as Mary in the 1870 census.  He was a piano maker.  All their children were born in NY.  He has not been found in any other U.S. census.

Children - Graves

  61.  William Graves, b.c. 1858.  Not in the 1870 census.

  62.  Charles Graves, b.c. 1860.

  63.  Anna Graves, b.c. 1867.






Catherine Graves (42) was born about 1837 and died in 1913 at age 74.  She married Dr. Thomas Arthur Wood, MD, owner of Knocksharry, in parish of Germ--- (?).  (R‑1)

Children - Wood

  64.  Alick Wood, b.c. 1874, drowned while bathing in a Scottish lake in 1896, at age 22.

  65.  Phyllis Wood

  66.  Nora Wood



John Henry Graves (54) was born 21 Oct. 1859 on the Isle of Man, and died 25 Nov. 1900 in Kewanee, IL.  He married Margaret Emily Bridson, daughter of Robert Bridson, on 25 Nov. 1886 in Braddan Parish Church, Isle of Man.  She was born about 1861 or 1863, probably in Braddan, and died in 1897 at age 36 on the Isle of Man.  Her death certificate is dated 18 April 1897, gives the name of her husband, gives her address as 15 Drinkwater St., Douglas, and the informant as her brother, John Bridson.

Their marriage certificate lists him as a carpenter of Patrick St., Peel, his father as John Graves, boat builder, Margaret as of Port-e-Chee, Braddan, and her father as Robert Bridson, gardener.  Witnesses were Robert Bridson, Mary Graves, and Cottier Graves.

All their children were born at Port-e-Chee, Braddan, Isle of Man.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+67.  Edward Francis Graves, b. 6 March 1887, m. Pearl Burdell Griffith, 25 March 1916, d. 28 Feb. 1981.

  68.  George Henry Graves, b. 28 Nov. 1888, d. 1890 (at 33 Murray's Rd., Douglas).

  69.  Margaret Dorothy Graves, b. 30 March 1890.



Francis (“Frank”) Stanley Graves (56) was born about 1841 in NY, and died 8 Oct. 1892 in Albany, Albany Co., NY.  He married Charlotte Adelaide ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1846 in NY.  They were in the 1880 census for Albany, NY, when his occupation was listed as silver plate factory.  She was listed as Mrs. Charlotte Graves in the 1915 NY State census in Albany, election district 3, ward 18, p. 11, line 47.   (R‑4)

Children - Graves

+70.  Francis DeWitt Graves, b. 1868, m. Helen Mar Fisher, 8 Aug. 1895, d. 24 Dec. 1928.

  71.  Evelyne Graves, b.c. 1873, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Valentine.

+72.  George B. Graves, b.c. 1876, m. Blanche McKenna, c. 1901, d. 7 July ‑‑‑‑.






Edward Francis Graves (67) was born 6 March 1887 at Port-e-Chee, Braddan, Isle of Man, died 28 Feb. 1981 in Eagle Grove, IA, and was buried in Goldfield, IA.  He married Pearl Burdell Griffith, daughter of William H. Griffith and Mary J. Felkner, on 25 March 1916 in Goldfield, IA.  She was born in 1889 in Eagle Grove, IA, and died in 1949 in Goldfield, IA.

The following story about Edward was printed on page 4 of the Des Moines Tribune for Fri., Feb. 13, 1981. 94-year-old Iowan finally is a citizen

Edward Francis Graves got his wish Friday after more than three-quarters of a century.

The 94-year-old man, who lived most of his life in the Eagle Grove area after he was born on the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea, became an American citizen.

It was a simple ceremony at Rotary Ann Nursing Home here, but a remarkable - and emotional - one.  Graves didn't go to the government to be sworn into citizenship.  The government came to him.

It began months ago when Graves' granddaughters, Luanne Graves and Pearl Miller, both of Grimes, sought government help to gain naturalized citizenship for their grandfather.

Graves, a strong, active man, often talked of taking the citizenship oath but life's routine robbed him of it. He raised two sons and sent them to war, and drove a gravel truck for the county for years.

When age slowed him, the old man settled into the nursing home and his health began to decline.

His granddaughters hastily assembled the facts of his life to begin the legal paperwork for citizenship.

"We thought it would make things complete," said Luanne Graves.  "We knew he wanted it very much."

But the sisters found the needed information was lost to time.  And when they turned to their elected representatives in Des Moines and in Washington, D.C., they got no help.  Most calls and letters went unanswered, and those who did reply said nothing could be done.

The granddaughters brought their troubles to the Tribune, and after a story relating their problems appeared, their phones began to ring and letters were answered.  The politicians offered help.

On Friday, Terry Smith, representing the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service at Omaha, Neb., came to the nursing home.

In a prearranged telephone call, Smith dialed U.S. District Judge Donald O'Brien of Sioux City, who was in Council Bluffs to preside at a trial.

Smith told the judge that the government was waiving its traditional requirement that an applicant appear in person.  Smith then was given permission by O'Brien to read the oath.

Sitting in a wheelchair, a red carnation pinned to his brown jacket, Graves raised his right hand and listened to Smith read the oath.  It asked Graves to "absolutely and entirely renounce ... all allegations and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate or state."

Graves, breathing heavily, blinked and said, "I do."

Watching the ceremony were 25 of Graves' family members, among them his granddaughters and great-granddaughters.

When it was over, there were sighs and tears.

"I'm really so happy," Luanne Graves said.

Graves, smiling broadly, added, "So am I."  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Graves

  73.  Daryl Graves, m. Lucille ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  74.  Margaret Graves, m. Leighton Martin.

+75.  Patricia Lucille Graves, b. 9 Jan. 1925, m. Max Aubrey Fletcher, d. 10 Sept. 1991.

  76.  Mary Graves, m. Arnold Thompson.

  77.  Norene Graves, m. Charles Elberg.

+78.  Kirby Edward Graves, b. 27 April 1931, m. Charlene Doris Thompson, 21 Nov. 1953.



Francis DeWitt Graves (70) was born in 1868 in Albany, Albany Co., NY, and died 24 Dec. 1928 in Longmeadow, Hampden Co., MA.  He married Helen Mar Fisher on 8 Aug. 1895.  She was born in 1867 in Utica, Oneida Co., NY, and died in 1921 in Longmeadow, MA, daughter of Anson C. Fisher (b. 1832, d. 1900) and Katherine Coburn.  Both children of Francis and Helen were born in Albany, NY.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

  79.  Carl Fisher Graves, b. 25 April 1896, m. Maud Gage, d. Oct. 1965 (Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY).  Bur. Minoa, Onondaga Co., NY (close to Syracuse).

+80.  Helen Fisher Graves, b. 23 Oct. 1897, m. Charles Haines Weymouth, Jr., 30 Sept. 1922, d. 24 Feb. 1975.


George B. Graves (72) was born about 1876 in NY, and died 7 July ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He married Blanche McKenna about 1901.  She was born about 1879 in NY, died 18 Aug. 1949, and was buried 22 Aug. 1949 in Menands, NY.  They were in the 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses for Albany, Albany Co., NY.  In 1910 he was a clerk, secretary to the governor of NY in 1920, and in the insurance business in 1930.  His widowed mother was living with them in 1910.  All their children were born in NY.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

  81.  Evelyn Graves, b.c. 1903.

  82.  John (“Jack”) Graves, b.c. 1906.

  83.  Carol Graves, b.c. 1909.

  84.  George Graves, b.c. 1915.


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