John Graves
Born 1683 ?Concord MA
Died Dec 29, 1766 Walpole NH

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Hannah Farnum

m. May 30, 1710
Killingworth CT
b. Aug 23, 1691
Killingworth CT

b. Apr 27, 1711
Killingworth CT


b. Aug 20, 1713
Killingworth CT
d. infancy

b. Feb 1, 1714/15
Killingworth CT


b. Jun 20, 1717
Killingworth CT


b. Dec 7, 1719
Killingworth CT


b. Mar 9, 1722
Saybrook CT
d. Aug 8, 1814

b. Sep 4, 1724
Saybrook CT

b. Apr 4, 1727
Saybrook CT

Phebe (twin)

b. Jul 17, 1729
Saybrook CT
d. Nov 18, 1753
Saybrook CT
Sylvanus (twin)

b. Jul 17, 1729
Saybrook CT
d. Feb 4, 1801
Killingworth CT

b. Apr 12, 1732
Saybrook CT
d. Jan 13, 1821
?Sarah Chapman

m. Jun 18, 1754

Also called "Sergeant John", his occupation was a cordwainer, which was a skilled shoemaker as distinguished from a cobbler. He was also a deacon in his church.
John lived in Killingworth CT (listed as from there when his father deeded part of his land to him on Sep 14, 1716) until about 1724 when he moved to Saybrook CT.
Killingworth is now known as Clinton CT. Clinton is on the south shore of Connecticut. Hannah's father and her father-in-law, Joseph Wilcoxson, were both original landowners of 1663, when it was known as Hamanasset Plantation. It was sometimes called Kenilworth. The land in this area is hilly and rolling, with forests.
Daughter Lydia married in 1745 her cousin, Peter Farnum, son of Peter (1689-1777) and Marcy Farnum, and grandson of Peter Farnum 1665-1703.
Son Sylvanus Graves was a noted Revolutionary soldier.
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.
Killingworth Vital Records, v. 2, p. 192.
Rixford, Elizabeth M. L., Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors... ; Rutland, VT, Tuttle, 1934; pp.121-122.