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Graves Genealogy and Graves Family History Information

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  • Abel Graves (1807 - 1886)
  • Abigail Graves (1700 - 1752)
  • Abigail Graves (c.1648 - c.1666)
    Abigail Graves was the daughter of William Graves. She married Samuel Dibble, son of Thomas Dibble and Miriam (__?__), circa 1665 possibly in Stamford, Conn..1 She died 20 Jan 1666/67-30 Jan 1666/67 in...
  • Abigail Bearding (c.1610 - 1683)
    Abigail Graves was born 1610 in England, and died March 20, 1680/81. She married 1) William Andrews 2) Nathaniel Bearding as his 2nd wife. Children of Abigail Graves and William Andrews are: Samu...

About the Graves surname

Family legend has it  that the name Graves derives from Greaves ( a farmer) or from the  odccupation of Grave digger.  A  person called "Graves" was in service to an English officer who was sent north to duty at a Martello Tower in Scotland during the Napoleonic wars. The Glascow family of Graves are  said to be his descendants.  William Miller Graves emigrated to South Africa in the 1930's and his son, Robert McGibbon Graves lives there today.