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- ↑ Thomas Graves, in Jacobus, Donald Lines, and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley. (Hartford: The Connecticut Historical Society, 1952), 577.
John (Graves), b.____; killed at Hatfield, Mass., 19 Sept. 1677; m. (1) Mary Smith, b. abt. 1630, dau. of Lieut. Samuel and Elizabeth (_____) Smith; m. (2) 20 July 1671, Mary (Bronson) Wyatt, b. abt. 1631, dau. of John and _____ (_____) Bronson, widow of John Wyatt. She m. (3) 25 June 1678, William Allis, and (4) Samuel Gaylord. He was made a freeman, of Wethersfield, 18 May 1654.
- Samuel Smith, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 6:401.
- ↑ Coddington, John Insley. The Brownson, Bronson, or Brunson Family of Earl's Colne, Essex, England, - Connecticut, and South Carolina. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (1962-1963), 38:203.
'Mary m. (2) 20 July 1671, John Graves, son of Thomas and Sarah Graves of Hadley, Mass., as his second wife. John Graves was b. in England, perhaps ca. 1625, … and was killed by Indians at Hatfield, Mass., 19 Sept. 1677, during the fighting following King Philip's War (Colonial Records of Conn., 1:256; Jacobus and Waterman, Hale, House, and Related Families, … p. 577 …)'
- ↑ John Graves, in Graves, John Card. Genealogy of the Graves family in America. (Buffalo [New York]: Baker, Jones, 1896-[1944?]), 1:11.
John Graves, son of Thomas1, born in England. Made freeman in Wethersfield, Conn., May 18, 1654, md. (1) Mary, dau. of Lieut. Samuel Smith, of Wethersfield (2), probably July 20, 1671, Mary Wyatt, of Haddam, Conn. He owned land in Hartford and Wethersfield which he retained when he removed to Hatfield, Mass., in 1661. He was a man of probity and education, and was employed in 1655 and again in 1659 to run the boundary line between Wethersfield and Mattabessett (now Middleton). He was killed by the Indians in their attack upon Hatfield, Sept. 19, 1677, at the same time his brother, Sergeant Isaac Graves, was killed. His widow md. (3) Lieut. William Allis, June 25, 1678, and (4) Capt. Samuel Gaylord.
- ↑ Graves, Kenneth Vance. Thomas Graves, 1645 settler of Hartford, Connecticut and Hatfield, Massachusetts and his descendants: allied families include: Belding, Smith and others. (Wrentham, Massachusetts, United States: K.V. Graves, c1985), 168.
John Graves (3) was born about 1622 in England, and died 19 Sept. 1677. He first married Mary Smith of Wethersfield, daughter of Lieut. Samuel Smith and Elizabeth Chileab, probably about 1652. She was born about 1630 in England, and died 16 Dec. 1668 (or 1665) in Hatfield, Mass. She came from Ipswich Co., Suffolk, England to Watertown, Mass. in 1634.
He secondly married Mary Wyatt of Haddam, Conn., daughter of John Bronson, and widow of John Wyatt of Haddam, probably on 20 July 1671. (Either the date of his first wife's death is too early or the date of his marriage to his second wife is too late, since his last child was born between these two dates.) Mary thirdly married Lt. Willis Allis in 1678. She married Samuel Gaylord as her fourth husband on 16 March 1681.
John Graves owned land in Hartford and Wethersfield, which he retained when he moved to Hatfield, Mass. in 1661. He was a man of probity and education, and was employed in 1655 and again in 1659 to run the boundary line between Wethersfield and Mattabessett (now Middletown). He exchanged land with John Goodrich about 1645. He bought the land of John Coultmans and also that of Gregory Gibbs.
He and his brother, Sergeant Isaac Graves, were killed by Indians in an attack on Hatfield, 19 Sept. 1677. After his death, his widow thirdly married Lieut. William Allis on 25 June 1678. She fourthly married Samuel Gaylord.
- ↑ Mahler, Leslie. The English Origin of Thomas and Sarah (Scott) Grave(s) of Hartford, Connecticut, and Hadley, Massachusetts. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (2007), 82:108.
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