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John Graves, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kent, England
Death: Died in Timberlake Creek, Charles River Shire (Present Gloucester County), Virginia Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Thomas Graves, Gent. and Katherine Graves Crowshaw
Husband of NN Graves Perrin
Father of Ralph Graves, Sr.; Thomas Graves; William Graves, of "Skimino"; Sarah Dipnall Graves and NN Grenther Graves
Brother of Verlinda Stone Graves; Anne Graves; Katherine Sprigg Graves; Virginia Graves and William Graves, Sr.,

Occupation: Planter,
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About John Graves, Jr., of Timberneck Creek

CHILDREN OF THOMAS GRAVES, ANCIENT PLANTER, (1) AND KATHERINE ‑‑‑‑‑‑

John Graves (2) was the oldest son of Captain Thomas Graves.  In the absence of documentation, Mrs. Hiden estimated his birth in one instance to be "by 1605" and "not later than 1616" in another.  Based on all available evidence, it seems likely that he was born about 1611.  He was almost certainly born in England, since he did not receive land as an "Ancient Planter." All persons in Virginia prior to 1616 received an additional 50 acres.  He was "of age" (age 21 or older) before 19 Feb. 1634/5, for he had sued John Parramore (Accawmacke 1, p. 26), proving he was born at least by 1614, and on that date the Acchawmacke Court's decision was "John Parramore ordered to pay a debt of 100 lb. tobacco to John Graves".

John Graves seems to have been the only one of his name in the county.  Because most of the early records were destroyed, very little information is available about him, but land records and patents do reveal some facts.

The wife of John Graves is not known, but John Card Graves stated (R‑915): "He married a daughter of the illustrious Perrin family, large property owners, and prominent in Virginia history."  He gave no basis for this statement.  (R‑915)

Children - Graves

  1. Ralph Graves, b. by 1629, m. Rachel Croshaw, c. 1652-4, d. 9 May 1667.
  2. William Graves, b. by 1631, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. before 1668.
  3.   Thomas Graves, b. by 1631, m. Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. aft. Aug. 1695 (when he witnessed a deed in York Co., VA).  He was an adjoining land owner to his brother William in 1652 in York Co. (Adventurers of Purse and Person, 3rd edition, 1987, p. 331).  He married Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  On 26 May 1684, a judgement was granted to Thomas Graves (York Co., Book 6, p. 580).  In August 1695, Thomas and Elizabeth Graves witnessed a deed (York Co., Book 1665-1701, p. 26).  The Virginia Quit Rent Rolls of 1704 show a Thomas Graves in King William Co. with 100 acres.  King William was a new county, having been formed from King and Queen Co. in 1702.  It was previously believed that he might have been the father of John Graves, b.c. 1665, but it is now believed that was genealogy 270.  (R‑14)
  4. Sarah Graves, m. Thomas Dipnall (Burgess from James City Co., VA in 1654), by 1661.
  5. daughter, m. William Grenther.

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Sources 

  1. CAPTAIN THOMAS GRAVES 1608 Settler of Jamestown, Virginia, and His Descendants (ca. 1580-2012).  Graves Family Association, Rev. 13 Aug. 2013, Gen. 169

Links

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According to John Graves' page by Melissa Thompson Alexander:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=madagtenet&id=I13486

John Graves married Elizabeth Perrin in Virginia Colony in 1629, and the two have five children in five years, presumably after settling in Elizabeth City (at the time, the Albemarle was considered part of Virginia Colony).

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According to Melissa Thompson Alexander's page on Thomas Graves, Sr.:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=madagtenet&id=I75926

Thomas Graves married a woman named Katherine Elizabeth (last name unknown), presumably while in Virginia Colony. Between 1639 and 1643, the couple has four children.

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John Graves, Jr., of Timberneck Creek's Timeline

1605
1605
Kent, England
1624
1624
Age 19
Elizabeth City, (Present Surry County), Virginia County
1629
1629
Age 24
Virginia Colony
1631
1631
Age 26
York County, Virginia Colony, (Present USA)
1636
1636
Age 31
Gloucester, Virginia
1637
1637
Age 32
1639
November 5, 1639
Age 34
Ratcliff, London, England
1639
Age 34
Jamestown, VA, USA
1640
April 30, 1640
Age 35
Timberlake Creek, Charles River Shire (Present Gloucester County), Virginia Colony
1947
January 21, 1947
Age 35