John Herndon Graves was born in September 1749 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He married Nancy Slade (c. 1750-1807) on 25 December 1770 in Gloucester, Gloucester, Virginia. John died on 28 August 1829 in Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina, USA.
Children of the Graves-Lea Marriage
Mary Graves was born on 26 January 1754 in Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania, Virginia. She married John Kerr (1754-1816) c. 1774 in Virginia. Mary died on 22 February 1831 in Stony Creek, Caswell, North Carolina, USA.
Rev. Barzillai Graves was born on 12 December 1759 in Orange County (later Caswell County), North Carolina. He married Ursula Wright (1755-1843) on 9 April 1783 in Caswell County, North Carolina. Rev. Graves died on 14 July 1827 in Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina, USA.
Gen. Azariah Graves was born on 29 October 1768 in Orange County (later Caswell County), North Carolina. He married Elizabeth Williams (1773-1841) on 3 June 1790. Azariah died on 1 March 1850.
Elijah Graves was born on 8 December 1778 in Caswell County, North Carolina, USA. He died on 29 October 1855 in North Carolina, USA.
He moved c. 1754 with his wife and at least one child, probably more, from Spotsylvania County, Virginia to Orange County, North Carolina (This became Caswell County in 1777.).
John died on 18 January 1792 in Caswell County, North Carolina, USA at the age of 76. An administration bond was filed for him on 18 January 1792 in Caswell County Court.
I added this John Graves as the father of my Mary Graves who married John Kerr. We do not yet know, even with DNA testing, whether John was the son of Thomas' first wife (Mary Perkins) or second wife (Ann Davenport).
He did not write a will.
Graves, Louise. Graves: Twelve Generations, Some Descendants and Kin. Unknown: Unknown, 1977. Pp. 57-70.
1741 Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records in Spotsylvania County, Virginia on 3 August for 200 acres on Northanna River in Saint George Parish, Spotsylvania County.
1777 North Carolina Compiled Census and Census Substitutes, Index in Gloverston District, Caswell, North Carolina.
1779 Virginia Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index in Gloucester County, Virginia.
1784-1787 North Carolina State Census. Census of Caswell County. Tally only with household of John Graves consisting of 2 white males; 1 white female; 12 blacks 12-50; 9 blacks under 12 and above 50.
1786 North Carolina Compiled Census and Census Substitutes, Index in Caswell District, Caswell, North Carolina.
1790 US Federal Census in Orange County, North Carolina.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John: