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  1. Deacon George Graves
  2. George Graves
  3. John Graves

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Deacon George Graves (or Grave, no 's'); m. 1st, in England; m. 2nd, widow Sarah Ventres, mother-in-law of his son George; he d. Sept. 1673, and was buried 27 Sept. 1673. (According to the Deming genealogy, he died 5 June 1668 in Wethersfield, Conn.); It is believed that he and all the other "original proprietors" of Hartford are buried beneath a large monument at the rear of the Centre Church in Hartford.

George Graves was one of the original proprietors of Hartford, Conn., where he settled about 1636, on the south side of Elm St. about opposite the Daniel's Mill. A map showing the south-side of Hartford in 1636 shows Deacon George Graves' lot situated on the Little River between the lots of Governor Edward Hopkins and Stephen Post. He was a weaver, in comfortable circumstances, and was appointed to inspect linen and woolen goods for the Colony at Hartford 3 June 1644. He was chosen "Townsman," as the Selectmen were then called, in 1650 and 1668. He was Deputy to the General Court (Assembly) in 1657 and 1658, and fence viewer in 1666.

Children of George and _____ (born in England):

  1. George Graves, b. abt.1631; m. 2 April 1651, Elizabeth Ventres; d. 3 Dec. 1692.
  2. John Graves, b. abt.1633; m. 26 Nov. 1657, Elizabeth (Crittenden) Stillwell; d. 31 Dec. 1695.

Children of George and Sarah:

  1. Sarah Graves, m. Jonathan Deming, 21 Nov. 1660; d. June 1668.
  2. Mary Graves, m. Samuel Dow, 12 Dec. 1665; d. Sept. 1673.
  3. Priscilla Graves, m. William Markham; d. abt.1668.
George Graves b. abt. 1631 in England, and died 3 Dec. 1692 in Middletown, Conn.; son of George and _____; m. 2 April 1651 in Hartford, CT, Elizabeth Ventres.

They moved to Middletown, Conn., where he was made freeman 18 May 1654, Deputy to the General Court in 1656, was Marshall of the Colony for several years, and was appointed to measure the bounds of Wethersfield, Conn. 10 Oct. 1667. His will (vol. 1, p. 455, Mainwaring's Early Probate Records) mentions his wife Elizabeth, sons George and John, and daughters Mercy, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Sarah Loomis.

Children of George and Elizabeth:

  1. George Graves, never married, d. 1699.
  2. Elizabeth Graves, m. ------ Mitchell.
  3. John Graves, m. 1st, 1681, Susannah Webster; m. 2nd, 1690, Hannah Davis; d. abt.1702.
  4. Mercy Graves, b. abt.1670; m. 15 March 1694, Nathanael Winchell; d. after 1700.
  5. Sarah Graves, m. 27 Dec. 1688, Jonathan Loomis (b. 31 March 1666, son of Nathaniel Loomis and Elizabeth Moore); They lived in Hartford until at least 1694.
John Graves; son of George and Elizabeth; m. 1st, 11 May 1681, Susanna (or Susannah) Webster (b. 26 Oct. (or Feb.) 1658 and d. 1688), dau. of Robert Webster and Susannah Treat; m. 2nd, in 1690, Hannah Davis (or Davies), dau. of Philip Davis of Hartford, CT.

He was deputy to the General Court from Middletown, CT in 1676. His will, made in Hartford in 1702, mentions son John, and daughters Mehitable, Elizabeth, and Sarah.

Children of John and Susanna:

  1. Mehitable Graves, m. 1 Jan. 1701, at Hartford CT, James Henderson (he d. 1745-6). She was living at Hartford as late as 1761.
  2. Elizabeth Graves, b. abt.1683; m. 26 Oct. 1713, Ebenezer Dudley, of East Guilford, CT (b. abt.1686; d. 1751); she d. 7 Oct. 1775. A daughter, Sarah Dudley, married Peleg Redfield in 1744.

Children of John and Hannah:

  1. Hannah Graves, b. 5 July 1691; died young.
  2. Lydia Graves, b. 25 June 1693; died young.
  3. John Graves, b. 3 March 1695; m. 1st, 19 Nov. 1719, Phebe Hand; m. 2nd, 1 Aug. 1723, Kerziah Norton; d. 8 Oct. 1771.
  4. Susannah Graves, b. 6 Sept. 1696; died young.
  5. Mary Graves, b. 12 Sept. 1697; died young.
  6. Sarah Graves, b. 25 Sept. 1698; m. 4 Jan. 1721, Jonathan Munger, of Woodbury, CT; d. 31 Dec. 1725.
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