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Abraham Graves

Birthplace: Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Mark Graves and Amy Barker
Husband of Anna Graves and Sarah Graves
Father of William Graves and Eleazer Graves
Brother of Ebenezer Graves; Dorcas Abbott; Hannah Abbott; Amy Bond; Ruth Graves and 2 others
Half brother of Hester Graves; Mark Graves; Margaret Graves; Thomas Graves; Richard Barker, Sr. and 1 other

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About Abraham Graves


Abraham Graves (13) was born about 1649 at Lynn, Mass. He first married Anna Hayward on 28 June 1677 in Concord, Mass. He secondly married Sarah Dunton, daughter of Nathaniel Dunton of Andover, formerly of Reading, Mass., on 12 Sept. 1705. They lived at the south end of Andover, where he died 16 June 1729 at age 80. Sarah, his wife, died 21 June 1750 in Andover in her 91st year. (R‑10, R‑201, R‑206)

Children - Graves, by Anna Hayward

   57.   Elizabeth Graves, b. 26 June 1678 (Concord, Mass.).
   58.   Sarah Graves, b. 7 Nov. 1680, m. Richard Barker, 2 Aug. 1705.
   59.   Samuel Graves, b. 31 Dec. 1682, d. young.

+60. Samuel Graves, b. 3 Jan. 1684, m(1) Sarah Perkins, m(2) Martha Bond, 29 Jan. 1725, d. 1747.

+61. Thomas Graves, b. 19 Dec. 1685, m. Ursilla Wilson, 5 Feb. 1708.

+62. Eleazer Graves, b. 10 March 1689/90, m(1) Sarah Dunton, 9 Nov. 1709, m(2) Hannah Evans, 28 May 1735, d. 28 March 1745.

+63. John Graves, b. 11 June 1691, m. Elizabeth Bean, c. 1724, d. 1790.

   64.   Ester Graves, b. 11 June 1691, d. 8 Dec. 1739.  Twin of John.  (Source: Vital records of Andover, Mass.)

+65. William Graves, m. Elizabeth Bean, c. 1727.


The higlighted Sarah Dunton married to Eleazer is not the same as the one married to Abraham. See below a passage from

A Sarah Dunton who m. Andover 12 Sept. 1705 Abraham Graves, and d. there a widow 21 June 1750 in 91st year, was the elder Nathaniel’s sister (b. Reading 28 March 1660), not his daughter (as per K.V. Graves, Samuel Graves...of Lynn, Massachusetts [1985], p. 17), or widow. The Sarah Dunton who m. Andover 9 Nov. 1709 her stepbrother Eleazer Graves (Abraham’s son by first wife Anna Hayward) and d there 10 April 1723, was apparently a child of Sarah (Dunton) Graves by an unknown father, born long before the elder Sarah’s marriage. According to W.F. Bucknam, Elizabeth2 Dunton (1658-1740) (Samuel1; sister of Nathaniel and Sarah above and wife of Nathaniel Evans [1650-1710]) , was “a young lady of whom tradition says that her temper was less amiable than her looks, which occasioned the remark among his neighbors, that Evans had spoiled his family for the sake of a pretty face” (“Reading, Mass. Families” [mss. at NEHGS, nd.], 1:191).

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Abraham Graves's Timeline

Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
March 10, 1690
Age 41
Andover, Essex, MA, USA
Age 44
June 16, 1729
Age 80
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States