1st wife ...she may have been an Andrews because William Andrews in his will calls George, "brother." See Vol 1, p. 271 https://archive.org/stream/memorialhistoryo01trum_0#page/n280/mode/1up
Or William Andrews may have called George "brother" because it is possible that William's wife, Abigail was George Graves' sister? The meaning is not clear. See Graves Family Organization, at the bottom, footnote #5 http://www.gravesfa.org/gen065.htm
I found two places that name his wife as "Anne Andrews." http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=glencoe2&id=I1039 and http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61647636 But there are no sources brought forward here, no proof, as far as I can see. After extensive research, we found no other source that mentions her by name.
Or was it his 2nd wife who was an Andrews?
2nd wife...her name is Sarah, the will of George Graves names her Sarah. Additionally in his will, this older George Graves referred to his wife Sarah as his son's "mother-in-law." See George's will is on the Graves family organization http://www.gravesfa.org/gen065.htm Back then, "mother-in-law" could also mean "step-mother."
The question begs to be answered...What may have been Sarah's surname? The Graves Family Organization http://www.gravesfa.org/gen065.htm says "He married widow Sarah (perhaps Andrews) Ventres, mother-in-law of his son George." This genealogical site lists footnotes at the bottom. Number 1 directs to "Graves Genealogy in America" by John Card Graves (which I cannot find on the internet, if anyone can find it let me know) and Number 9 which directs to "History of Hartford Co., Conn. by Trumbull, Vol 1, p. 241 https://archive.org/stream/memorialhistoryo01trum_0#page/n280/mode/1up
Dawes-Gates does not identify her surname, nor even call her a widow. http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89066039439;view=1up;seq=444;size=125
So where does the name "Ventres" originate?
Help us draw some conclusion... if we can. Thanks.
Cheryl Skordahl (Aldrich-908)