d.11 MAR 1731
Facts and Events
BIOGRAPHY: Thomas Graves
1645 Settler of Hartford, Connecticut and Hatfield,Massachusetts
and his Descendants
Revised 1 Dec. 2005, Gen. 168
Samuel Graves (21) was born about 1657 at Wethersfield, Conn., and died 11 March 1731 (or 15 Oct. 1734) in Sunderland, Mass. He married Sarah on 30 Oct. 1678. She died 15 Oct. 1734. He moved from Hatfield, Mass. to Sunderland about 1725, and was one of the first 40 settlers in Sunderland. All their children were born in Hatfield.
It was previously incorrectly stated that this Samuel Graves married Sarah Colton, daughter of George Colton of Longmeadow, MA and Lydia (Wright) Graves. However (as reported in Graves Family Newsletter, 1993, page 127), information from New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence Ammon Torrey shows that this is not correct. The Samuel Graves who married Sarah Colton was #11, son of Isaac Graves and Mary Church. (R 200, R 206)
- Graves, John Card. Genealogy of the Graves family in America. (Buffalo [New York]: Baker, Jones, 1896-[1944?]).
- Graves Family Association. Thomas Graves 1645 Settler of Hartford, Connecticut and Hatfield, Massachusetts and His Descendants.