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Thomas Graves

Thomas Graves

Male Abt 1638 - 1697  (~ 59 years)

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  • Name Thomas Graves  [1
    Born Abt 1638  Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Graduation 1656  Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Harvard College 
    Died 30 May 1697  Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Hon. Thomas Graves was born about 1638 in Charlestown, Mass., and died 30 May 1697 in Charlestown.

      He graduated from Harvard College in the class of 1656 with the brothers Eleazer and Increase Mather, John Haynes (son of Governor Haynes), Robert Paine, John Emerson, and John Elliott (son of the Apostle Elliott).  For a time he was a tutor at Harvard College.  He studied medicine and became a successful practicing physician, a judge in a Superior Court, and representative in the General Court of the Colony.  He was a very able, learned and successful citizen, and on several occasions was appointed Commissioner to settle disputes in the Colony and to make investigations for the public good.  He was admitted to the First Church at Charlestown July 7, 1665.

      He first married Elizabeth Hagburne, daughter of Samuel Hagburne and Katharine Dighton, and widow of Dr. John Chickering of Dedham, Mass., on 16 May 1677.  She was born 7 May 1635 in England, and died 22 July 1679 in Charlestown.

      He secondly married Sarah Stedman on 15 May 1682.  She was a daughter of John and Alice Stedman of Cambridge, Mass., and widow of Samuel Alcock who was her second husband, the first having been John Brackett.  After Thomas Graves died, she married Captain John Phillips as her fourth husband, and died 1 March 1731 in her 87th year.

      In addition to the children listed below, there were several children who died young.
    Person ID I572  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2011 

    Father Rear Admiral Thomas Graves,   b. 6 Jun 1605, Ratcliff, Stepney, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1653  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Katherine Gray,   b. Abt 1606, Harwich, Essex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1681/82, ____, ____, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Between 1630 and 1635  ____, ____, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Hagburne,   b. 7 May 1635, ____, ____, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1679, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 16 May 1677 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Graves,   b. 10 Oct 1678,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Stedman,   b. 11 Jan 1643/44, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1729/30  (Age 86 years) 
    Alt. Marriage 1662  Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 May 1682  Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Type: Death of one spouse 
    Marriage Status Death of one spouse 
    Children 
     1. Dr. Thomas Graves,   b. 28 Sep 1683, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1747, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Catharine Graves,   b. Aft 1684,   d. Bef 1697  (Age ~ 11 years)
     3. H. C. Graves,   b. Aft 1684,   d. Bef 1697  (Age ~ 11 years)
     4. Joseph Graves,   b. Aft 1684,   d. Bef 1697  (Age ~ 11 years)
     5. Nathaniel Graves,   b. Aft 1684,   d. Bef 1697  (Age ~ 11 years)
     6. Susanna Graves,   b. Aft 1684,   d. Bef 1697  (Age ~ 11 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1638 - Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - Harvard College - 1656 - Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Marriage - 1662 - Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Type: Death of one spouse - 15 May 1682 - Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 May 1697 - Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Rear Admiral Thomas Graves, Kenneth Vance Graves, (1994).

    2. [S56] Massachusetts Marriage Index, Broderbund Family Archive #231.