Rev. 7 June 2014, Gen. 374







Joe Graves (1) was born about 1778 in Langdale, Westmorland, England.  He married Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1776.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

  2.  Elizabeth Graves (or Grave)

  3.  Stephen Graves

+4.  William Graves, b.c. 1814, m. Elizabeth Graham.






William Graves (4) was born about 1814 in Oxenfell, Lancashire.  He married Elizabeth Graham.  She was born about 1815 in Seaton, Cumberland, England.  Their first 2 children were born in Baggraw, Cumberland, the third in Allhallows, Cumberland, the next one in Lancashire, and the last 2 in Hawkshead, Lancashire.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves/Grave

  5.  Jane Graves, b.c. 1846.

  6.  William Graves, b.c. 1847.

  7.  Robert Grave, b.c. 1849.

  8.  Joe Grave, b.c. 1858.

+9.  Benjamin Graves, b.c. 1859, m. Jane Wharton.

  10.  Elizabeth Grave, b.c. 1859.






Benjamin Graves (9) was born about 1859 or 1860 in Coniston, Lancashire (now Cumbria), England.  He married Jane Wharton.  She was born about 1858 in Ulverston, Lancashire.  They lived in Lancashire, England.  They were in the 1901 census for Adlington, Lancashire, with all their children.  They were in the 1911 census for 53 Chorley Road, Heath Charnock, Lancashire, with only the 4 younger children still at home.  He worked as a coal miner.

Benjamin was listed as born 1860 in both the 1901 and 1911 censuses, and the name was spelled Greaves.  He has not been found in the 1891 census, although there is a Benjamin Greaves, born 1858 in Coniston, pork butcher, married to Ann, with daughter Anne, 11, in the 1891 census for Oswaldtwistle, Lancs.  The 1881 census for Church Coniston, Lancs., listed Benjamin Grave, born 1860 in Coniston, slate carter, living with his widowed mother Elizabeth, landowner, born about 1815 in Coniston.  The 1881 census for Accrington, Lancs., lists George Greaves, butcher, born about 1829 in Hawkshead, Lancs., with wife Martha, and children including Benjamin Greaves, born about 1857 in Coniston.  It is clear that there were two men born close to the same time in Coniston, and the one of this genealogy is the son of Elizabeth.

The 1871 census for Church Coniston, Lancs., lists William Graves, born about 1814 in Oxenfell, Lancs., his wife Elizabeth, b.c. 1815 in Coniston, and son Benjamin, b.c. 1860 in Coniston.  The 1861 census for Church Coniston, Lancs., lists William Grave and Elizabeth with children Elizabeth, born about 1856, and Benjamin, born about 1859, all family members born in Hawkshead, Lancs.

Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria (formerly Lancashire), England. It is located in the southern part of the Lake District National Park, between Coniston Water, the third longest lake in the Lake District, and Coniston Old Man; about 18 miles north east of Barrow-in-Furness. Coniston is situated within the boundaries of the historic county of Lancashire. Today Coniston forms part of the administrative county of Cumbria.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+11.  William ("Bill") Graves, b.c. 1883 (Coneston, Lancs.).

+12.  John Graves, b. 25 Dec. 1884, m. Elizabeth Anne Hartley.

+13.  Benjamin Graves, b.c. 1889, m. Jane ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+14.  Joe Graves, b.c. 1894, m. Sarah Ann Victoria Strange.

  15.  Thomas (“Tom”) Graves, b.c. 1895 (Adlington, Lancs.).

  16.  Elsie (or Elise) Graves, b.c. 1897 (Adlington, Lancs.).






William (“Bill”) Graves (11) was born about 1883 in Coniston, Lancashire.  He married Annie Gallagher, daughter of Patrick Gallagher and Ellen Walsh.  She was born about 1883 in Chorley, Lancashire.  Their first daughter was born in Horwich, Lancashire, and the next 2 in Adlington, Lancashire.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

  17.  Nellie Graves, b.c. 1904.

  18.  Mary Jane Graves, b.c. 1909.

  19.  Norah Graves, b. June 1911, m. Henry Wood.  He was b.c. 1905 in Hindley, Lancs.  1 daughter.


John Graves (12) was born 25 Dec. 1884 in Coniston, Lancashire (now Cumbria), and died 5 July 1948.  He married Elizabeth Anne Hartley, daughter of John Hartley and Sara Gent.  She was born 28 April 1885 and died 27 April 1961.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

+20.  Phyllis Graves, m. Dennis Isles.

+21.  John Graves, b. 9 April 1907, m(1) Hilda ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Bertha Gore.

  22.  Elsie Graves, b. 25 July 1908, bapt. 30 Aug. 1917, d. 21 Oct. 1996.

  23.  Evelyn Graves, b. 12 Sept. 1910, bapt. 16 Oct. 1910.

+24.  Edna Graves, b. 27 March 1912, m. John Fox.

+25.  Jane Graves, b. 29 April 1913, m. William Armitage.

+26.  Lucy Graves, b. 28 April 1915, m. Leo Miller.

+27.  Margaret Ellen Graves, b. 18 Sept. 1917.

  28.  Benjamin ("Benny") Graves, b. 2 Jan. 1920, bapt. 22 Feb. 1920.

+29.  Nellie Graves, b. 2 Dec. 1921, m. Alec Hutchinson.

+30.  Ronald Graves, b. 19 April 1924, m. Alice Elizabeth Clarkson.


Benjamin ("Benny") Graves (13) was born about 1889 in Ambleside, Westmorland.  He married Jane ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  31.  Benjamin Graves, Jr., d. 17 Oct. 1918 (Aisne, France).


Joe Graves (14) was born about 1894 in Adlington, Lancashire.  He married Sarah Ann Victoria Strange.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  32.  Stanley Graves; lived on Railway Road, Adlington, Lancashire, England.


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