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Joseph Graves

Birthplace: Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Rear Admiral Thomas Graves and Katherine Graves
Husband of Elizabeth Graves and Mary Gleason
Father of Samuel Graves, LT; Richard Graves; John Graves; Deliverance Graves; Hester Graves and 2 others
Brother of Rebecca Adams (Graves); Captain John Graves; William Graves; Thomas Graves; Nathaniel Graves and 1 other

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About Joseph Graves

•Birth: 13 APR 1645 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA 2 3 •Death: AFT 1689 in prob. Sudbury, Middlesex Co., MA 4 •Note: Graves Family Association Rear Adm. Thomas Graves of Charlestown, MA

Joseph Graves (8) was born 13 April 1645 (written 13th day, 2nd month, in old style calendar) in Charlestown, Middlesex Co., MA, and probably died in Sudbury, MA. He first married Elizabeth Maynard, daughter of John Maynard and Mary Axtell, on 15 Jan. 1665/6 (VR, p. 206) in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., MA. She was born 26 May 1649 and died 5 June 1676 in Sudbury, MA (VR, p. 307). They settled in Sudbury, MA, then a growing plantation (the name in the colony for a settlement or town) in the receding wilderness. After his first wife died in 1676, Joseph secondly married Mary Ross, daughter of James Ross and Mary Goodnow, in 1678. She was born 25 Dec. 1656 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., MA. He was a soldier in King Philip's War. They lived in Sudbury, where all his children were born (all listed on p. 58, VR). (R-8, R-201, R-202, R-203)

Children - Graves, by Elizabeth Maynard +31. Samuel Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1666/7, m. Anna ------, d. 1757. +32. Richard Graves, b. 7 April 1672, m. Joanna ------. +33. John Graves, b. 10 May 1674, m. Sarah Loker, 10 Oct. 1710. May not be a son, since he does not appear in the published birth VR for Sudbury.

34. Deliverance Graves, b. 10 May 1674 (according to J. C. Graves, who said she and John were twins) (or 1676).

Children - Graves, by Mary Ross

35. Mary Graves, b. 23 May 1680.

+36. Ebenezer Graves, b. 28 Feb. 1681/2, m. Elizabeth Haynes, c. 1702, d. 6 Feb. 1755.

37. Hester Graves, b. 3 April 1689.

NEHGS Register Vol. 8, p. 346, Early Records of Boston Charlestown Joseph son of Thomas & Katherine borne 13 (2) 1645 Graves

Vol. 17, p. 171, Sudbury Records Births Elizabeth, dau. of John & Mary Maynard, ... born 26 May 1649

Vol. 17, p. 257, Sudbury Records Marriages Joseph Graves & Elizabeth Maynard .. 15 Jan 1665 Births Samuel, son of Joseph & Elizabeth Graves .. born 14 Feb 1667 Marriges Jacob Moore & Elizabeth Loker .. 29 May 1667

Vol. 17, p. 259 Sudbury Records Births Richard, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Graves .. born 7 Apl. 1672

Vol. 17, p. 260 Sudbury Records Births Deliverance, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Graves . born 10 May 1674 Note, I did not find a record for the birth of John Graves in the Sudbury births, but apparently he was a twin of Deliverance, with the same birth date, per. records found by William Berry

Vol. 17, p. 312, Sudbury Records Deaths Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Graves ... Dyed 5 June 1676

Barry, William, A history of Framingham, Massachusetts, including the plantation, from 1640 to the present time : with an appendix containing a notice of Sudbury and its first proprietors, also a register of the inhabitants of Framingham before 1800, with genealogical sketches Boston: J. Munroe and Co., 1847, 460 pgs.

p. 266, Genealogical Register, GRAVES

Joseph [GRAVES], of Sud., (ae. 46, 1689. Rev. justified), probably s. of Admiral Thomas, of Charlestown, m. Elizabeth Maynard, Jan 15, 1665/6; and had Samuel. b. Feb. 14 '66/7,(w. Anne), Richard, b. Ap 7, '72,(w. Johanna); John, b. May 10,'74, m. Sarah Loker, 1710; Deliverance. Jos. m.2d, Mary Ross ... Rear Admiral Thomas [GRAVES], ... of Charlestown, b. in Ratcliff, Eng., June 2 1605, d. July 31, 1653, ... His Chil. were John; Thomas;... Nathaniel, bap. 1639,...; Joseph; Rebeckah; and Susannah, ... The w. of Thomas was Katharine Coytmore, who d. ab. 1682. ...

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Joseph Graves's Timeline

April 13, 1645
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Age 7
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts
April 7, 1672
Age 26
Sudbury, Middlesex, Mass.
September 4, 1672
Age 27
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
May 10, 1674
Age 27
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts
May 10, 1674
Age 27
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts
February 28, 1682
Age 27
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
April 3, 1689
Age 27