Revised 17 April 2005, Gen. 271







Benjamin Graves (1) was probably born about 1770-75, and may have been the one who died 15 Jan. 1841 in Chester, VT.  He married Sally Tilden, probably 1780-85.  She was probably born about 1766-1784, according to the 1810 census.  Their names were given on the death record of their son, Horace Graves, in Ludlow, VT.  They apparently lived in Ludlow and Chester, VT.

It was probably this Benjamin who secondly married Mrs. Amy Whitman on 30 Jan. 1825 in Windsor, VT, since his son Benjamin seems to have never married.  This second marriage seems to be supported by the 1820 census, which does not show a female of his wife’s age, and the 1830 census, which shows a female born about 1780-1790 (probably the second wife).

Was this Benjamin born 12 March 1754 in Waterbury, CT (or VT?), or was it his father, son of Cornelius and Hannah?

Benjamin Graves may be descended from immigrant Thomas Graves of Hartford, CT.

Benjamin Graves was in the 1810 (p. 672), 1820 (p. 421), and 1830 (p. 103) censuses for Ludlow, Windsor Co., VT.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Sally Tilden

+2.  Horace Graves, b.c. 1801, m. Edna Adams (?), d. Dec. 1825.

   3.  daughter, b.c. 1800-1804

   4.  Benjamin Graves (probable son), b.c. 1802-1807.  He may never have married, since he was in the 1850 census for Ludlow, VT, page 271, as age 43, laborer, living in the household of Jason Smith, 43, farmer.

   5.  son, b.c. 1804-1810.

+6.  Emory N. Graves, b.c. 1812, m. Rosetta A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

   7.  daughter, b.c. 1810-1815.

+8.  Ira Graves, b.c. 1814, m. Harriet L. Bates, d. 24 July 1889.

Children - Graves, probably by Amy Whitman

   9.  daughter, b.c. 1825-1830.

   10.  daughter, b.c. 1825-1830.






Horace Graves (2) was born about 1801, and died in Dec. 1825 in Ludlow, VT at age 24 (Ludlow VR).  He married Edna ‑‑‑‑‑‑ (probably Adams).  Their two children were listed in the Ludlow vital records.

After Horace's death, Edna secondly married John Hill and had Mary E. Hill, born 24 Feb. 1834 (Ludlow VR).  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

   11.  Angeline Graves, b. 13 Feb. 1824, prob. m. Rufus Earle.

+12.  Phebe Margarette Graves, b. 21 Dec. 1825, m. Titus Lyon, 6 Jan. 1841, d. 15 June 1901.


Emory N. Graves (6) was born about 1812 in VT.  He married Rosetta A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1824 in VT.  He was a farmer.  They were in the 1850 census for Ludlow, Windsor Co., VT, page 273, living next door to his brother Ira.

Children - Graves

   13.  Charles B. Graves, b.c. 1846.

   14.  Rosetta J. Graves, b.c. 1849.


Ira Graves (8) was born about 1814 in VT, and died 24 July 1889.  He married Harriet L. Bates.  She was born about 1824 and died 1 June 1900.  Proof that Ira was a son of Benjamin Graves has not yet been found.  However, they lived in the same area, the family lore of R‑4, and the census records support the relationship.

They were in the 1850 census for Ludlow, Windsor Co., VA, page 273, living next door to his brother Emory.  They were in the 1860 census for Ludlow, Windsor Co., VT, page 171, with all the children, all born in VT.  The 1870 and 1880 censuses for Ludlow, showed that only George was still living with his parents.  In 1880, Ira was a laborer and George was a bakery worker.  (R‑4)

Children - Graves

+15.  Wallace W. Graves, b.c. 1843, m. Orpha B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

   16.  Alonzo Graves, b.c. 1846, m. Rosa McGuire.  They were in the 1880 census for Ludlow, Windsor Co., VT, page 151A, with his sister-in-law, Alice McGuire, 18, single, living with them.  Alice was born in Vt, but Rosa, 36, was born in Ireland.

+17.  George F. Graves, b. Dec. 1850, m. Emily Stocker, d. March 1939.

   18.  Charles Graves, b.c. 1853.






Phebe Margarette Graves (12) was born 21 Dec. 1825 in Ludlow, VT, died 15 June 1901 in Danby, VT, and was buried in Scottsville Cem.  She married Titus Lyon, son of Jacob Lyon and Thankful Mattison, on 6 Jan. 1841 in Sudbury, VT.  He was a blacksmith, was born 23 Jan. 1818, and died 7 April 1896 in Danby, VT.  Their children are listed in the probable order of their birth.  All the children were born in Danby, VT, with the possible exception of Martha and Frank.  (R‑1)

Children - Lyon

   19.  Eliza ("Jennie") Lyon, m. Marcellus Francis.

   20.  Margaret ("Meg") Lyon, m. David A. Kelly.

   21.  Martha Lyon, m. John Wiley.

+22.  William Harris Lyon, b. 19 April 1848, m. Laura Ann Johnson, 23 Dec. 1868, d. 4 Feb. 1916.

   23.  Frank Jacob Lyon, b. 18 April 1860, m. Edith Cherbonneau, June 1887 (Danby, VT), d. 21 Sept. 1838 (Danby, VT, age 78).

   24.  Myra Lyon, b. 1869, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Warner, d. 4 May 1941 (Danby, VT).



Wallace W. Graves (15) was born about 1843 in VT.  He married Orpha B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1843 in VT.  They were in the 1880 census for Ludlow, Windsor Co., VT, page 155B.  They were in the 1870 census for Ludlow, Windsor Co., VT, page 386.  He was a painter in 1870 and 1880.

Children - Graves

   25.  Harry A. Graves, b.c. 1868.

   26.  Leon W. Graves, b.c. 1874.


George F. Graves (17) was born in Dec. 1850 (or Dec. 1851) in VT, and died in March 1939.  He married Emily (“Emma”) Stocker about 1880.  She was born in June 1861 in VT, and died in Oct. 1922.  George was listed as the father on the birth record of his daughter.  They were in the 1880 census for Ludlow, Windsor Co., VT, married, but not living together.  He was living with his parents and she was in the household of Duane C. Barney as a servant.  They were in the 1900 census for Ludlow, Windsor Co., VT, ED 276, page 10B, incorrectly indexed as Gravel.  All 4 children were listed, all born in VT.  (R‑2, R‑3, R‑4)

Children - Graves

+27.  George Edson Graves, b. 8 Nov. 1885, m. Helen Heath, d. 30 Aug. 1948.

+28.  Cora May Graves, b. 25 May 1891, m. Frank J. King, d. 12 Dec. 1947.

   28a.   Ernest Graves, b. March 1893.

+29.  Ferris Bates Graves, b. 12 Dec. 1897, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Francis (Hurd) Perkins, d. 4 Dec. 1968.


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