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John Graves (1715 - 1792)

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John Graves
Born in Virginia, Colonial Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Caswell County, North Carolina, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Apr 2011
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Contents

Biography

Birth

John Graves was born c. 1715 in Virginia, British Colonial America.

Marriage and Family

He married twice.

  1. Catherine Herndon (c. 1716-1750) c. 1748. It is not known for certain that this was her name; however the use of the name Herndon was carried by descendants seems to imply that this was the woman.
  2. Isabella Lea (c.1739-after 29 April 1796) c. 1753.

Children of the Graves-Herndon Marriage

  1. Thomas Graves c. 1745 as he was the eldest son of John. He married Hannah Simmons Miles (c. 1750-c. Jan 1803). Thomas died before 1800.
  2. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Elijah Graves was born on 8 December 1778 in Caswell County, North Carolina, USA. He died on 29 October 1855 in North Carolina, USA.

Residence

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.).

Death

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.

Find A Grave Virtual Memorial # 79820047

Notes by Ginger R. Smith

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.

Sources

  • 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.
  • Find A Grave Index.

Acknowledgements

  1. Laury Etheridge Kenton created Graves-850 on 23 April 2011.
  2. Darlene Scott Kerr added bio and sources on 28 April 2017.


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On 24 May 2014 at 07:31 GMT Robin Kabrich wrote:

Graves-1287 and Graves-1361 appear to represent the same person because: With the exception of mothers, everything matches - perhaps mothers are duplicates, also, just need names sorted out.

On 24 May 2014 at 07:31 GMT Robin Kabrich wrote:

Graves-850 and Graves-1361 appear to represent the same person because: with the exception of mothers, everything else matches. Perhaps the mothers are duplicates also?



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