Person:John Graves (8)

m. est 1621
  1. Mary Gravesest 1622 -
  2. Isaac Graves1623/24 - 1677
  3. John Graves1626 - 1677
  4. Elizabeth Gravesest 1628 -
  5. Nathaniel Gravesabt 1629 - 1682
  • HJohn Graves1626 - 1677
  • WMary Smith1628 - 1668
m. bef 1651
  1. John Graves, Jr.abt 1653 - 1730
  2. Mary Graves1654 - 1727
  3. Isaac Gravesabt 1655 -
  4. Sarah Graves1655 - 1700
  5. Samuel Graves1657 - 1731
  6. Elizabeth Graves1662 -
  7. Daniel Graves1664 - 1724
  8. Ebenezer Graves1666 - abt 1748
  9. Bethiah Graves1668 - 1668
  10. Nathaniel Graves1671 - 1757
m. 20 Jul 1671
Facts and Events
Name[1][4][5] John Graves
Gender Male
Christening[6] 26 Dec 1626 Thundridge, Hertfordshire, England
Marriage bef 1651 Estimate based on date of birth of eldest known child.
to Mary Smith
Marriage 20 Jul 1671 Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Brownson
Death[3] 19 Sep 1677 Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United StatesKilled by the Indians.
  1. 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.

  2.   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.
  3. 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 …)'

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.