Benjamin Graves
Born Mar 3, 1645 Concord MA
Died by Mar 1724 Saybrook CT

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m. Oct 21, 1668
Concord MA
b. Aug 23, 1648
Concord MA
d. Jun 5, 1697

b. Jan 18, 1669
Concord MA
d. Oct 22, 1736
Marlboro MA

b. Apr 25, 1671
Concord MA
d. Apr 4, 1730
New London CT

b. Nov 25, 1674
Concord MA
d. Nov 12, 1755
Concord MA

b. Mar 2, 1676
Concord MA
d. Dec 30, 1752
Colchester CT

b. Sep 1, 1679
Concord MA
d. after Apr 2, 1756
Saybrook CT

b. Feb 2, 1681
Concord MA


b. 1683
?Concord MA
d. Dec 29, 1766
Walpole NH

b. 1685?
Saybrook CT

Benjamin served as member of Capt. Thomas Wheeler's company and fought in the Colonial Wars against the Indians in July and August 1675 and February 1676.
He and his younger brother John Graves of Sudbury, Mass., with others, purchased on May 20, 1681, from Christopher Hall "all the mines and minerals of one kind or another found or to be found or that may be found on his land at a place called Cold Spring near William Longley's house, with liberty to dig, delve or use land, and to erect buildings, etc." Benjamin did not move there. Instead, he moved to Saybrook, [Conn.] and resided at Pattaconk, where he bought land on Jan 25, 1703.
Benjamin deeded one-half of his farm in Saybrook CT to son Joseph on Mar 18, 1715, "certain lands" to his son John of Killingworth, Conn., Sept. 14, 1716.
Old Saybrook was divided into three parts. The northern part was called Pattaconke (also spelled Pataconke and Pattaquonck). "The committee for highway improvements were to lay out a good and sufficient highway to the 'Great River' [Connecticut] at the northward side of ye land formerly owned by Benjamin Graves in Pattaconke", action taken at Saybrook, 5 Jan. 1724/5.
Old Saybrook is on the south shore of Connecticut, on Long Island Sound, at the mouth of the Connecticut River. Pattaconke was about 7 miles north of the mouth of the Connecticut River when a part of Saybrook. It is now the town of Chester CT.
Concord Register, Book Y. The births of all the children except John were recorded in Concord Register, Book 1; (R-1, R-20, R-39, R-62, R-82, R-200).
Graves, John Card, "Notes on the Graves Family", unpubl. Mss. in the Grosvenor Collection, Buffalo Public Library, Buffalo, NY.
Rixford, Elizabeth M. L., Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors... ; Rutland, VT, Tuttle, 1934; pp.121-122.
Wheeler, Ruth R., Concord, Climate for Freedom, Concord Mass., The Concord Antiquarian Society, 1967.