Captain John Herndon Graves

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John Herndon Graves

Birthplace: Spotsylvania, Virginia
Death: Died in Caswell, North Carolina, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Graves and Elizabeth Graves
Husband of Nancy Talbot Slade and Elizabeth Coleman
Father of Elizabeth Graves; Catherine Graves; Azariah Graves; Elijah Graves; William Graves and 5 others
Half brother of Ann "Nancy" Yancey (Graves); Mary Kerr; Barzilla Graves; Solomon Graves; Azariah Graves and 4 others

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About Captain John Herndon Graves

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John Herndon Graves was born 1746 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, to John Graves (1715-1792). The mother of John Herndon Graves has not been determined but, due to the closeness in ages, it is thought to be someone other than Isabella Lea (the only concensus wife of John Graves). John Herndon Graves died 1829 in Caswell County, North Carolina. His father, John Graves moved his family to Caswell County in the 1750's. In 1770, John Herndon Graves married Nancy Slade, and they had ten children. After the death of his first wife in 1807, John Herndon Graves married Elizabeth Burton Coleman (the widow of Spilsby Coleman) in 1808. No children resulted from this marriage.

John Herndon Graves served in the Revolutionary War as a Captain of the North Carolina Militia. On March 15, 1781, he was wounded badly at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse and left for dead on the field. According to family tradition, a fellow soldier heard him moan, put him on a horse, and brought him to Yanceyville, where he recovered from his wounds.


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Captain John Herndon Graves's Timeline

Spotsylvania, Virginia
February 5, 1770
Age 24
Caswell, NC, USA
January 29, 1771
Age 25
month_error 23, 1773
Age 27
February 5, 1775
Age 29
Caswell, NC, USA
November 1, 1776
Age 30
December 8, 1778
Age 32
October 27, 1780
Age 34
April 16, 1782
Age 36
September 7, 1784
Age 38