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  • Abel Graves (1807 - 1886)
  • Abigail Dibble (c.1648 - bef.1667)
    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 Wilcox (1687 - 1773)
    Biography >Abigail Graves was born on October 29, 1687 in Hatfield, Mass. Her father John Graves b1652 was 35 and her mother Sarah nee White was 26. She married Francis Willcox on November 13, 1711. Th...
  • Abigail Graves (1743 - d.)
  • Abigail Barding (c.1610 - bef.1683)
    Not the child of Michael Graves & Elizabeth Graves is also believed that George Graves had another sister, Abigail Graves, who first married William Andrews[5] and secondly married Nathaniel Barding[6]...

About the Graves surname

Family legend has it that the name Graves derives from Greaves (a farmer) or from the occupation 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 Glasgow 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.

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