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Sarah Ann (Davenport) Graves (1696 - 1782)

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Sarah Ann (Ann) Graves formerly Davenport
Born in Pamunkey Neck New Kent County, Virginiamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married before in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Spotsylvania County, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Apr 2011
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Ann was born about 1696. She is the daughter of Davis Davenport.
Ann Davenport[daughter of Davis, wife of Thomas Graves], Provisioner, Continental and State Troops,Spotsylvania County. [Ann died concurrent with the end of the War in 1782, at or near 88 years, per Graves Bible record.] Of Ann's fourteen children and multitudinous grandsons there were many who served Virginia during the Revolution in the Continental Line, State Troops, and/or County Militias, in public offices or as providers of food, fodder, guns, and such other supplies required to keep soldiers in the field. No attempt has been made to identify descendants of Thomas Graves and Ann Davenport by their Revolutionary postures, and such a task has not been undertaken by Graves genealogists toour knowledge except as to individual lines in qualifying for memberships in the DAR or SAR. (taken from the Honor Roll
23 December 1772. Ann GRAVES to her granddaughter Barbara PETTUS, Deed of Gift, negro girl. Wit: Joseph GRAVES (Ancestry- Spotsylvania Co deeds)
"Thomas Graves consistently maintained his residence on the Pamunkey in Spotsylvania Co., VA. His wife Ann (or Anne or Sarah Ann) has generally been thought to be a Davenport, daughter of William Davenport and Anne Woodruff, but Mrs. Hiden thought she was more likely a Clark, or of that family connection. Mrs. Taylor says she was born before 1696. She lived until 1782, and during the Revolution she furnished supplies to the Continental troops.
"It now appears that the wife of Thomas Graves was definitely Ann Davenport, and that she was a daughter of Davis Davenport of Pamunkey Neck, Virginia. For further information, see the website at"[1]
DNA: KKT2012

Sarah was born in 1694. [2]

  • Fact: Burial (April 1758) Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania, Virginia, British Colonial America


  1. John Graves/Greaves of Northamptonshire, England and Virginia, at the Graves Family Association website.
  2. Source will be added by Wil Rucker by 18 Mar 2018.
  • Manuscript by John Card Graves, is on microfilm from the VA Library & Archives. It is titled, Family of Capt. Thomas Graves of Virginia (part of the unpublished manuscript on the Graves families). Edited, typed and indexed by Mrs. Nathalie Johnston. No date.
  • "Marriages VA 1607-1800" pp. 139-144.and "Cowherd", pp. 322-3
  • family file Updated: Sep 16 2003 by: Theresa Pogue EMail:
  • "Birds Of A Feather" A Genealogy of the Kimbroughs of Giles County, by Mary Lee K.Harris, Chapter II, 1765-1841. and James Heiffling.ftw file. JTU - JMU et al on
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • 1840 United States Federal Census
  • Family Data Collection - Deaths, Edmund West, comp.;
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900;
  • Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970;
  • Family Data Collection - Births;
  • Family Data Collection - Individual Records; Edmund West, comp;


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On 14 Aug 2018 at 19:00 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Davenport-4595 and Davenport-474 appear to represent the same person because: while dates are quite different, the parents are the same, as is the husband and son, Soloman

On 12 Feb 2018 at 23:21 GMT Bill Vincent Ph.D. wrote:

Davenport-2178 and Davenport-474 appear to represent the same person because: Names and dates match reasonably well and married to the same man.

On 5 Aug 2014 at 21:08 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Davenport-689 and Davenport-474 appear to represent the same person because: Anne and Sarah Anne Ann Davenport are married to the same man, Thomas Graves. Please approve this merge to continue the clean-up up Davis (david) Davenport's family. thanks, Mags

On 2 Jul 2014 at 18:00 GMT Marshall Satterwhite USN Ret. wrote:

Davenport-474 and Davenport-789 appear to represent the same person because: Thomas Graves has four wives named Sarah Davenport we need to merge all of them into one Sarah Davenport.

On 2 Jul 2014 at 17:55 GMT Marshall Satterwhite USN Ret. wrote:

Davenport-1014 and Davenport-689 appear to represent the same person because: Thomas Graves has about four wives with the same name listed I am recommending that merges be done on all of them until we reach one Sarah Davenport.

On 24 May 2014 at 07:29 GMT Robin Kabrich wrote:

Davenport-1024 and Davenport-474 appear to represent the same person because: Dates, places and relationships match

On 1 Dec 2013 at 22:22 GMT Stephen Jones wrote:

6. Ann Davenport (c1696 � 1782) married Thomas Graves and died in Spotsylvania County.

[1] Both the survey and notes are in the Waller Papers at the Library of Virginia. Extract is courtesy of John Scott Davenport.

[2] Hanover County Court Record Book 1733-35, pages 339-340.

[3] Virginia Patent Book 10, p226.

[4] Virginia Patent Book 18, p?. [5] Virginia Patent Book 25, p?.

[6] Cumberland County Will Book 2, p173.

[7] Cumberland County Will Book 2, p1194. David Davenport witnessed the will.

[8] Virginia Patent Book 31, p201.

[9] Spotsylvania County Deed Book B, pp448. [Amanda4.FTW]

Information credited to Elaine King Kubinski on

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