Rev. 14 Aug. 2006, Gen. 785







Thomas Graves (1) may have lived in Dublin, Ireland.  His name was found in the records of the alumni of Trinity College, Dublin (Dublin University, founded in 1594).  He appears in these records as father of James Graves, and is described as a pharmacologist.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children – Graves

+2.  James Davis Graves, b. 18 Oct. 1804, m(1) Rachel Rebecca Higginson, 14 Nov. 1831, m(2) Frances Elizabeth Josephine Savigny, 19 Dec. 1839, d. 1 April 1865.






James Davis Affleck Graves (2) was born 18 Oct. 1804[1] in Dublin, Ireland, and died 1 April 1865 in Calcutta, Bengal, India of dysentery.  He was called Affleck-Graves on his son Herbert’s tombstone.  He first married Rachel Rebecca Higginson, daughter of John Higginson and Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 14 Nov. 1831 in a cathedral in Calcutta, India.  She was born 25 May 1817 in West Bengal, India, died 4 Oct. 1838 in Calcutta, and was buried in Ft. William, Calcutta.  He married second Frances Elizabeth Josephine Savigny, daughter of Joseph Savigny and Harriet Kerr, on 19 Dec. 1839 in Old Church, Calcutta.  She was born 18 July 1818 in West Bengal, India.  He was an Anglican clergyman and a missionary in India.  He received his B.A. from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 1825 and was rector of Calcutta High School in 1831.  All his children were born in India.  (R‑2)

Children – Graves, by Rachel Higginson

   3.  James Speed Graves, b.c. 1833.

   4.  Jane Rebecca Graves, b. 19 Jan. 1837.

Children – Affleck Graves, by Frances E. J. Savigny

   5.  Frances Harriet Affleck Graves, b. 1 Dec. 1840 (Calcutta, India), m. Alfred Pursar.

+6.  Henry Affleck Graves, b. 1842, m. Louisa King, d. 1902.

   7.  Percival Affleck Graves, b. 1844 (Bengal, India).

+8.  Francis Kerr Affleck Graves, b. 1845, m. Isabella Constance Harley, d. 31 Jan. 1894.

+9.  Herbert Patrick Affleck Graves, b. 19 Dec. 1851, m. Elizabeth Hamilton Bland, 3 March 1873, d. 19 Oct. 1887.






Henry Affleck Graves (6) was born in 1842 in Dehra Dun, India, and died in 1902 in the district of Chelsea, London, Middlesex, England.  He married Louisa King in Ludiana, India.  She was born in Kerry, Ireland, and died about 1938.

Henry was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.  (R‑2)

Children – Affleck Graves

   10.  Norah Affleck Graves, b.c. 1872, d.c. 1936.  She was a violinist.

+11.  Dermot Affleck Graves, b. 21 April 1879, m. Agnes Maria Anne Douglas, 12 Nov. 1908, d. 1912.


Francis Kerr Affleck Graves (8) was born in 1845 in Bengal, India, died 31 Jan. 1894 in Royal Bank, Foster Place??, and was buried in Mt. Jerome Cem., Dublin, Ireland.  He married Isabella (“Izzie”) Constance Harley.  Children Francis and Reginald were born in Dublin, Ireland.  (R‑2)

Children – Affleck Graves

   12.  Isabella Affleck Graves, b. (South Africa).

   13.  Eileen Affleck Graves, m. Tom Leng.  He was a mining engineer in South America.

   14.  Benjamin Affleck Graves.  Lived in South Africa.

+15.  Francis Savigny Affleck Graves, b.c. 1875, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Bierne, c. 1906, m(2) Ida Helene Goy, 14 July 1910, d. 23 Jan. 1958.

   16.  Reginald Harley Affleck Graves, b.c. 1876 (Dublin, Ireland).

+17.  Henry Cecil Affleck Graves, b. 20 April 1879, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Andrews, d.c. 1934.


Herbert Patrick Affleck Graves (9) was born 19 Dec. 1851 in Chinsura, West Bengal, India, died 19 Oct. 1887 in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland of tuberculosis, and was buried in Mt. Jerome, Dublin, Ireland.  He married Elizabeth Hamilton Bland, daughter of William Bland on 3 March 1873 in Westport, Ireland.  She was born about 1847, and died 11 June 1920 in Westport, Ireland.  Their children were born in Ireland.

Herbert was a bank agent.  (R‑2)

Children – Affeck Graves

+18.  Edith Mabel Affleck Graves, b. 6 Jan. 1874, m. Percy Alexander Hay, 6 June 1900, d. 1940.

+19.  Eunice Lois Affleck Graves, b. 24 May 1875, m. William Stellman Harrison, 28 April 1899, d. 29 April 1944.

+20.  Herbert Percival Affleck Graves, b. 30 March 1877, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+21.  Arnold Hildebrand Affleck Graves, b. 11 June 1878, m. Phoebe Charteris Gracie Field, d. 7 June 1944.

   22.  Eudora (“Edua”) Elspeth Affleck Graves, b. 3 May 1881, d. 27 Sept. 1931.  Bur. Mt. Jerome.

   23.  Alfred (“Wilfred”) Clough Affleck Graves, b. 10 May 1884 (Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Ireland), m. Dorothy Emily Moore, c. 1922, d. 22 Feb. 1924 (Chillington, Devon, England).  She was b.c. 1884, d. 28 Sept. 1972 (Winsor).  He was listed in the 1911 census for Longford Town, Co. Longford, Ireland.

+24.  Theodore Herbert Affleck Graves, b. 23 Oct. 1887, m. Mary Josephine Madden.






Dermot Affleck Graves (11) was born 21 April 1879 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India, and died in 1912 in Dalhousie, India.  He married Agnes Maria Anne Douglas on 12 Nov. 1908 in Bombay, India.  She was born about 1875 and died about 1956.  (R‑2)

Children – Affleck Graves

+25.  Douglas Auley Affleck Graves, b. 17 Aug. 1909, m. Mary Katherine Sherlock, d. 1982.

+26.  Gerald Affleck Graves, b. 29 Oct. 1910, m. Mary Bailey, d. 1966.



Francis Savigny Affleck Graves (15) was born about 1875 in Dublin, Dublin Co., Ireland, and died 23 Jan. 1958 in South Africa.  He first married Mlle Bierne about 1906.  He married second Ida Helene Goy on 14 July 1910 in All Saints Church Fulham, London, England.  She was born in Valorbe, Switzerland.

Francis was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and was the inspector of Posts and Telegraph.  (R‑2)

Children – Affleck Graves

+27.  Felix Frank Affleck Graves, m. Mary Barbara Herbert.


Henry Cecil Affleck Graves (17) was born 20 April 1879 and died about 1934.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Andrews in 1920.  She died about 1964.  (R‑2)

Children – Affleck Graves

   28.  Eileen Affleck Graves, m(1) Patrick Dodwell ‑‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Meyhew ‑‑‑‑‑‑.



Edith (“Eda”) Mabel Affleck Graves (18) was born 6 Jan. 1874 in Westport, County Mayo Ireland, and died in 1940 in Porth Arlington??, Ireland.  She married Percy Alexander Hay on 6 June 1900 in Dublin, Ireland.  He was born about 1868, and died 17 May 1924.  They were both buried Mt. Jerome, Dublin, Ireland.  (R‑2)

Children - Hay

+29.  Vera Hay, b. 23 May 1900, m. Edward Gahan, 24 Sept. 1924.

+30.  Lilian Hay, b. 16 Nov. 1902, m. William Joseph Hogan.


Eunice Lois Affleck Graves (19) was born 24 May 1875 on Canal St., Newry, Armagh??, Down??, Ireland, and died 29 April 1944 in Seaview, Isle of Wight, England.  She married William Stellman Harrison on 28 April 1899 in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland.  He died in Sept. 1939.  He was a surveyor in the post office.  (R‑2)

Children - Harrison

   31.  John William Harrison, b. 1900, d. 1940.

   32.  Llewellyn Hammill Harrison, b. 24 Jan. 1901, d. 24 Feb. 1901 (Dublin, Ireland).  Bur. Mt. Jerome (Dublin, Ireland).

   33.  Richard Noel Harrison, b. 25 Dec. 1901.

   34.  Barbara Harrison, b.c. 1902, d. in infancy.

+35.  James Bland Harrison, b. 6 May 1906, m. Marjorie Evelyn ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+36.  Elinor Wyrne Harrison, m. Robert Davie Whittingham.

+37.  Ruth Powell Harrison, m. John Edward Paul.

   38.  Elizabeth Shelagh Harrison, m. Ross Fulton Black.

   39.  Lois Ivey Harrison


Herbert Percival Affleck Graves (20) was born 30 March 1877 in County Longford, Ireland.  His wife is unknown.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

   40.  Peggy Affleck Graves


Arnold (“Mickey”) Hildebrand Affleck Graves (21) was born 11 June 1878 in County Longford, Ireland, and died 7 June 1944 in New York, New York.  He married Phoebe Charteris Gracie (“Judy”) Field, daughter of Joseph Field and Jane Gracie.  She was born 30 March 1887 in Altrincham, Chester County, England, and died in 1967.

Mickey arrived in the U.S. through Ellis Islandon the ship ‘Britannic’ in 1894 at age 16.  He joined the Forepaugh-Sells Circus about 1902; Forepaugh-Sells was bought first by Barnum & Bailey and then by Ringling Brothers in 1907, but the show was kept separate until the complete merger in 1918.  Mickey became the prop man and worked for about 36 years.  Judy was a showgirl with the circus; she began her circus career when she was 14, touring her native England with the Boris Fretkins Troupe of Russion dancers.  The troup left England on the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, departing Southampton, England and arriving at Ellis Island on 10 April 1906.

The family was listed on the 1930 census in Milford, New Haven Co., CT; Judy was listed incorrectly as Julia, and was a sister to the head of the household, Jessie Bridge.  Jessie, ‘Julia’, and Gene were born in England, Glen and Roy L. in CT.  Mickey was not recorded with the household.  ‘Julia’ stated she was married at 20.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+41.  Auger Graves, b. 1908, m. Pauline Massare, d. 1982.

+42.  Gene Graves, b. 20 Feb. 1912, m. Elsie Bromeson, d. 8 Sept. 1997.

+43.  Glenn J. Graves, b. 15 Dec. 1918, m. Jean K. Graf, 20 April 1948, d. 2 March 1992.

   44.  Roy L. Graves, b. 1928, d.c. 1983 (Las Vegas, NV).  Died of bone cancer.


Theodore (“Percy”) Herbert Affleck Graves (24) was born 23 Oct. 1887 in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland.  He married Mary Josephine Madden.  She died about 1938.  (R‑2)

Children – Affleck Graves

+45.  John McCarton Affleck Graves, m(1) Theodora Barbara ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+46.  Mary Patricia Affleck Graves, m. Kenneth Rivers.

   47.  Nora Affleck Graves, m. Gerry Barnett.

+48.  Bridget Affleck Graves, m. Thomas Clayton Kraft.


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[1] This date is calculated from his death information; his age at death was recorded as 60 years, 5 months and 14 days.