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John Graves, of Hatfield

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Gravesend, Kent, England
Death: September 19, 1677 (54)
Hatfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts (Killed by Indians during The Hatfield Raid)
Place of Burial: Killed by Indians
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Graves, of Hatfield and Sarah Graves
Husband of Mary Graves and Mary Gaylord
Father of Isaac Graves; Mary Warriner; Sarah Stebbins; Samuel Graves; Elizabeth Jones and 5 others
Brother of Sgt. Isaac Graves; Nathaniel Graves, Sr. and Samuel Graves

Managed by: Cathryn Elizabeth Hondros
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About John Graves, of Hatfield

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.

John's first five children were born in Wethersfield, Conn. and his last five children were born in Hatfield, Mass. (R‑1, R‑200)

Children - Graves, by Mary Smith

+18. John Graves, b.c. 1653, m. Sarah White, 12 Feb. 1677, d. 2 Dec. 1730.

+19. Mary Graves, b.c. 1654, m(1) Samuel Ball, 15 Jan. 1671, m(2) Benjamin Stebbins, 10 Sept. 1690, m(3) James Warriner, 29 Dec. 1704.

+20. Isaac Graves, b.c. 1655, m(1) Sarah Wyatt, 5 April 1679, m(2) Abigail ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(3) Deliverance Graves.

+21. Samuel Graves, b.c. 1657, m. Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 30 Oct. 1678, d. 11 March 1731.

+22. Sarah Graves, b.c. 1659, m. Edward Stebbins, 14 April 1679, d. 12 June 1700.

 23.  Elizabeth Graves, b. 6 Dec. 1662, m. Thomas Jones.

+24. Daniel Graves, b. 7 Dec. 1664, m. Hannah Warriner, d. 18 May 1724.

+25. Ebenezer Graves, b. 20 Nov. 1666, m. Mary Colton, d. 1748 or after.

 26.  Bethiah Graves, b. 7 Jan. 1668, d. 21 Jan. 1668.

+27. Nathaniel Graves, b. 10 June 1671, m. Rebecca Allis, 30 April 1702, d.c. 1757.

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Notes for JOHN GRAVES: Resided in England; Wethersfield, CT; Hatfield, MA

Either John Graves moved back to Hatfield, MA before 1677 or was visiting there when him and his brother, Isaac Graves, were killed by Indians while working on a house for John's son, John, who was soon to be married.

   Killed by the Indians September 19, 1677 while working on a house for his son John Graves, Jr. in Hatfield. Freeman in Wethersfield, Connecticut
   He was a man of property and education, and was frequently employed to run the lines of towns. A carpenter and farmer.

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He is listed as being in "Ancestors of American Presidents" with a wife of Mary Smith of Wethersfield, Conn. and the father of Mary Graves, of Hatfield, Mass.--(Boyer 1989, p. 43.)

John Graves was made a free man by the General Court of Election 5/18/1654, from Wethersfild along with Philip Smith, Thomas & James Wright. Another John Graves was made free before the Court 5/21/1657.--(Trumbull 1968, pp. 256, 297.)

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 Mattabesset (now Middletown).

He and his brother, Sergeant Isaac Graves, were killed by Indians September 19, 1677 while working on a house for John's son, John, who was soon to be married. His widow remarried twice.--(Graves 1896, p.11.)

Attack on Hatfield

At about 11 o'clock on the morning of 19 Sep 1677, while most of the men were at work in the meadows cutting corn, Hatfield as attacked by Indians. They came through Middle Lane and fell upon houses lying outside the stockade. They torched the buildings of Samuel Kellogg at the corner of the lane and his wife, Sarah,and her infant son were killed and another child, Samuel, 3 years., was seized and bound. Surprised by the suddenness of the attack, Obadiah Dickinso n and one child were captured unresisting at the house below. His wife was wounded and left for dead and the house set on fire. John Allis's barn was burned and his six-year-old daughter, Abigail, captured. With no attempt to enter the open gate of the stockade the invaders rushed across the street to the houses on the east side, whose occupants were seeking places of safety. The Indians sped northward and killed the wife of Selectman Samuel Belden, who lived on the Silas Porter place. John Coleman's house was burned and his wife, Hannah, and infant child, Bethiah, were slain , one child wounded and two were captured, of whom little Sarah was only 4. John Wells' daughter , Elizabeth, age 2 , was killed, his wife, Sarah, and one child wounded. Hannah Jennings, wife of Stephen Jennings, was made prisoner with her two children by her former husband, Samuel Gillett , who was killed at an earlier fight. Philip Russell's wife , Elizabeth and their 3-year-old son, Stephen, were killed . Across the street, on the J.D. Brown place, stood the home of Samuel Foote, who had moved from his first allotment. His wife, Mary, with a young son, Nathaniel, and a 3-year-old daughter, Mary, were seized and dragged along. On the next lot above, men were at work building a house for John Graves, Jr., who was soon to marry Sarah White. Hastening northward to finish their work of destruction, with an attack on the family of their hated foe, Benjamin Waite, they shot from the frame of the structure being erected the brothers, John and Isaac Graves, and 2 young carpenters from Springfield, John Atchisson and John Cooper. Waite's house was at the very end of the village street. The Indians burned his house and barn and took away his whole family,--wife , Martha, and three children, Mary, Martha, and Sarah, aged 6, 4 and 2. Abigail, 8 year old daughter of William Bartholomew, a former resident of Deerfield, was also captured.

Information and data comes from various sources, amoung those sources are: familysearch.org, familytreemaker.com, ancestry.com and rootsweb.com.

Ancestral File Number: 7TJ2-T6

John Graves was born about 1622 in England, and died 19 Sept.1677. He first married Mary Smith of Wethersfield, daughter of Lt. Samuel Smith and Elizabeth

Chileab, probably about 1652. She was bornabout 1630 in England, and died 16 Dec.1668 ( o r 1665) in Hatfield, MA. She came from Ipswich Co., Suffolk, England to Watertown, MA in 1634 .

He secondly married Mary Wyatt of Haddam, CT, 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, MA 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 ofJohn 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. Hatfield was the most exposed, as it was thefrontier town. In consequence of the numerous attacks by the Indians, the people, to better protect themselves, built a stockade, probably in the autumn of 1675, composed of posts of timber set in the ground, and about ten feet high. This stockade was built on both sides of Main Street, some twelve or fifteen rodsfrom the east and west lines of the street, extending north from the Northampton road, not far from 100 rods. this stockade enclosed the bulk of the village. the houses of Isaac and John graves were within the stockade. Unfortunately for them, on September 19, 1677, they were both employed in building a house forJohn Graves, Jr., about half a mile above the northerly end of the stockade, on a lot adjoining that of Sergeant Benjamin Waite. Without any warning or thought of danger, they were attacked by the Indians, and Isaac and John were shot down while engaged, as one tradition has it, 'in laying shingles on the roof of the house,' and with them were likewise two other men who were working witht hem, John Atchinson and John Cooper. Eight others were killed, and we presume scalped, as the account speaks of them as being disfigured, and seventeen were made prisoners. All but one, Obadiah Dickinson, were women and children.

John's first five children were born in Wethersfield, CT and his last fivechildren were born in Hatfield, MA.

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!FAMILY GROUP RECORDS ARCHIVES

Residence:

1622 England (birth)

1629 Salem MA Arrived on the George Bonaventure. Settled in New HavenCT

1645 - Hartford CT

1657 - Wethersfield CT (birth of Samuel)

1661- 1677 Moved to Hatfield MA

Wife's Notes...

Notes:

Mary Smith of Wethersfield married JohnGraves, probably about 1652. Mary, daughter of Lt. Samuel Smith and ElizabethChileab, was born about 1630 in England and died 16 Dec. 1668(or 1665)inHatfield,MA.She came from Ipswich Co., Suffolk, England to Watertown, MA in 1634.

Residence:

1630 - 1634 Ipswich Co, Suffolk, England

1634 - 1652 Watertown MA

1652 - 1668 Hatfield MA

Last Modified: 7 Aug 1997

Reference Note 3'Thomas Graves of Hartford CT and Hatfield MA, Vol I.

Written by Kenneth Vance Graves. Published by Family History Publications,

Wrentham MA, 1985. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


John and his brother Isaac were killed by Indians in an attack on Hatfield, 19 September 1677. There is a marker in Hatfield telling about the deaths. I got to visit here in 2007.


http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/o/p/Sandra-Popiel/FILE/2113text.txt
From Linda Runyon's research:

1629 Salem MA Arrived on the George Bonaventure. Settled in New Haven, CT


GEDCOM Note

Biography

John Graves (aka Greaves) was the son of Thomas Graves (____ - 1662) and Sarah Whiting Graves (c.1590 - 1666). He was baptized December 26,1626 at Thundridge, Hertfordshire, England.<ref name=FAG>Find a Grave</ref> (Alternate birth: about 1622 in England.) It appears that he came to New England with his parents. He was made a freeman on 18 May 1654 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut. He first owned land in Hartford and Wethersfield, Connecticut. He then moved to Hatfield, Massachusetts, in 1661.<ref name=FAG/> John and his brother, Sergeant Isaac Graves, were killed by Indians inan attack on Hatfield, September 19, 1677.<ref name=FAG/> "3. John, s. of Thomas, (1) Hat., slain by Indians Sept. 19, 1677. He m. (1) Mary, dau. of Lt. Samuel Smith. She prob. died Dec. 16, 1688. (2) Mary, widow of John Wyatt of Haddam, CT. Children -- John, Mary m. (1) Jan. 15, 1667 Samuel Ball of Springfield, (2) April 2, 1679 EdwardStebbins; Isaac; Samuel; Sarah, m. Edward Stebbins; Elizabeth, b. Dec. 9, 1662, m. Thomas Jones; Daniel, b. Dec. 7, 1664; Ebenezer, b. Dec.20, 1666; Bethiah, b. June 28, 1668, d. Jan 21, 1669; Nathaniel, b. June 10, 1671."<ref>Judd</ref> Children with first wife, Mary Smith (____ - 1668):<ref>#AA01</ref> : John Graves : Mary Graves Ball Stebbins Warriner : Samuel Graves (1657 - 1731) : Sarah Graves Stebbins : Elizabeth Graves Jones : Daniel Graves : Ebenezer Graves : Bethiah Graves : Isaac Graves (father of Isaac Graves Jr) Benjamin?

Child with second wife, Mary Bronson Wyatt (1627 - 1688): : Nathaniel Graves (1671 - ____) Burial: Center Cemetery, Whately, Franklin County, Massachusetts<ref name=FAG/> John Graves, 1st, of Wethersfield, Conn., and Hatfield, Mass. Married,1st, Mary, daughter of Lieut. Samuel Smith ; 2d, Mary, widow of John Wyatt, of Haddam, Conn. He had ten children mostly by his first wife. He was a civil engineer as well as farmer, a man "of probity and education." He and his brother Isaac, were killed by Indians, Sept. 19, 1677, in King Philip's War.<ref>Graves</ref> John Graves was made a free man by the General Court of Election 5/18/1654, from Wethersfild along with Philip Smith, Thomas & James Wright.Another John Graves was made free before the Court 5/21/1657.<ref>#T01</ref> Either John Graves moved back to Hatfield, MA before 1677 or was visiting there when him and his brother, Isaac Graves, were killed by Indians while working on a house for John's son, John, who was soon to be married. Killed by the Indians September 19, 1677 while working on a house for his son John Graves, Jr. in Hatfield. Freeman in Wethersfield, Connecticut He was a man of property and education, and was frequently employed torun the lines of towns. A carpenter and farmer.

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Children:

  1. Mary Graves, 1652-1710
  2. Isaac Graves, 1650-1677
  3. Rebecca Graves, 1652-1677
  4. Sarah Graves, 1658-1687
  5. Elizabeth Graves, 1662-1752
  6. John Graves, 1664-1746
  7. Hannah Graves, 1665-1700
  8. Jonathan Graves, 1668-1737
  9. Mehitable Graves, 1670-1741
  10. John Graves, 1655-1730
  11. Mary Graves, 1656-1727
  12. Isaac Graves, 1657-1730
  13. Sarah Graves, 1660-1700
  14. Elizabeth Graves, 1662-1752
  15. Daniel Graves, 1665-1724
  16. Ebenezer Graves, 1667-1748
  17. Bethiah Graves, 1669-1669
  18. Nathaniel Graves, 1671-1757

Notes === * This is NOT the same John Graves who was born at Nazeing, Essex, England, and moved to Roxbury.

  • Not listed in Robert Anderson's Great Migration book series* 1629 Salem MA Arrived on the George Bonaventure. Settled in New Haven, CT

Buried

Center Cemetery Whately, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA He and his brother, Sergeant Isaac Graves, were killed by the Indians September 19, 1677 while working on a house for his son John Graves, Jr.

Sources

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He was baptized December 26,1626 at Thundridge, Hertfordshire, England.

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 between Wethersfield and Matabessett (now Middletown, CT). 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, September 19,1677.

1st Spouse: Mary Smith Graves,

Children:

  1. John Graves
  2. Mary Graves Ball Stebbins Warriner
  3. Isaac Graves(father of Isaac Graves Jr)
  4. Samuel Graves
  5. Sarah Graves Stebbins
  6. Elizabeth Graves Jones
  7. Daniel Graves
  8. Ebenezer Graves
  9. Bethiah Graves

2nd Spouse: Mary Bronson Wyatt Graves.

Child:

  1. Nathaniel Graves

Parents: Thomas Graves (1585 - 1662) and Sarah Scott Graves (1599 - 1666)


Find A Grave


  • Maintained by: Dave Graves
  • Origin lly Created by: P.K. Magruder
  • Record added: Nov 26, 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 31733581

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John Graves, of Hatfield's Timeline

1581
September 17, 1581
of, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
September 17, 1581
of, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1623
February 16, 1623
Gravesend, Kent, England
1625
1625
Age 1
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1625
Age 1
England
1625
Age 1
of, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1625
Age 1
England
1653
1653
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1654
1654
Westfield, Connecticut Colony