Note: s DRFH91A@prodigy.com. "Thomas Graves was born about 1680, and died in 1714 in Pilesgrove Twp., Salem Co., NJ. He left a will dated 12 Sept 1714, proved 28 Dec 1714, that named his wife Ann and his brother-in-law Aquilla Barber as executors. He married Ann (or Anne) Barber about 1703-04. Thomas Graves purchased the 100 acre plantation of Benjamin Acton 2 Feb 1701/02 situated at the ehad of Salem Creek in Pilesgrove Twp., part of 1500 acres Acton bought in 1695 from William Hall. His brother-in-law Aquilla Barber, bought 125 acres of this same tract adjoining him on 20 Aug 1703. This land was not far from the present site of Woodstown, salem Co., NJ. (According to notes in the Bertha McCeehan Collection in the Gen Soc of PA Library: Thomas Graves of Oxford Philadelphia Co., PA., brought land on Alloways Creek, Salem Co., NJ on 28 Mar 1685. Was this the same Thomas? If not, who was he? Thomas could not have been born in 1680 and bought land in 1685.) Thomas was evidently a member of the Society of Friends for at their meeting held 4 mon. (June) 29, 1704, "George Abbott was appointed to go and speak to Thomas Graves once more concerning his disorderly walking both in his marriage also his neglect in appearing at Meeting." He is called a weaver in the deeds, as was his brother Samuel."
Ancestry.com Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s January 14, 2006 9:47 PM Name: Thomas Graves Year: 1691 Place: Massachusetts Source Publication Code: 6435.60 Primary Immigrant: Graves, Thomas, Sr. Annotation: Date and place of mention. Source Bibliography: PAIGE, LUCIUS R. List of Freemen of Massachusetts, 1630-1691. Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 2002. 60p. Page: 40
http://www.ronulrich.com/rfuged/nti12630.htm Thomas was evidently a member of the Society of Friends for at their meeting held 4 mo. (June) 29, 1704, "George Abbott was appointed to go and speak to Thomas Graves once more concerning his disorderly walking both in his marriage also his neglect in appearing at meeting." He is called a weaver in the deeds, as was his brother Samuel. The following children (not yet 21) were named in his will, and he left 100 acres of land to each of them (or perhaps 200 acres to Joseph).
Note: "Graves Families of the World", by Kenneth Vance Graves. Sent via e-mail from H.W. Bud Grave
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