Note: o 1743, Jonathan and Sarah. (date= old style)
Rich Langley, Kokomo,IN; Mar 1999,RSLangley@aol.com. Birth and death dates. b 8 Mar 1745/1746; d 15 Apr 1817. Place names.
www.gravesfa.org/gen085.htm. b 23 Jun 1743, d 17 Apr 1818; m 2 Feb 1771.
Ibid. Jacob Graves (35) was born 23 June 1743 in New Castle Co., Del., and died 17 (or 15) April 1818 (or 1817) in Wayne Co., Ind. He married Rebecca Langley, daughter of Jonathan Langley and Sarah Mendenhall of New Castle Co., Del., on 2 July (or Feb.) 1771 at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church, Wilmington, Del. (See p. 733 in the history of that church.) He was complained of on 15 Aug. 1771 at Newark-Kennett Friends Meeting because he was married out of the Quaker faith. Jacob Greaves farmed at Wilmington, Delaware, about one mile southeast of Centerville, New Castle Co., Del. He sold his farm in 1816 in the Christiana Hundred area and moved to Wayne Co., Ind., near Richmond. The sale date was Nov. 4, 1816, after the farm growing season was over. He died soon after arrival in the Quaker colony in Indiana just a few days before his 85th birthday. He was buried in the family lot in Smyrna Quaker graveyard about four miles southeast of Richmond, Ind., where his son Jacob Jr. and others lie. When Jacob and his family migrated to Indiana, they stopped at Redstone, Pa., and stayed with a family named Dingy. While there during the stopover of the covered wagon caravan, Ann, wife of Jacob Jr., gave birth to a girl whom they called Martha Dingy Grave in honor of the hosts who took them in. It is not known how long the caravan of Graves stayed there. In 1897, Jacob's descendants began annual reunions in Glen Miller Park in Richmond, Ind. The Minnesota branch of Grave began annual reunions at Lake Minnetonka the same year.
Ancestry.com. Frederick H. Hitchcock, Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle County, 1682-1800. p 75. Jonathan Greave. Yeoman. Chris. Hd. 7th d. of 5th mo., 1774. June 11, 1774. K. 100. Son, Jacob Greave; father, Samuel Greave; son, Jonathan Greave; son, David Greave. Exc. sons, Jacob and Jonathan.
1790 US Census Delaware, New Castle Co., Christiana Hundred. p 14. Graves, Jacob (State Archivist, Leon DeValinger, JR. Dover,
1800 US Census Delaware, New Castle, Christiana. p 183. Jacob Greaves. Males: under 10 1, 10-15 1, 16-25 1, 26-44, 45 & over 1. Females: 10-15 1, 16-25 1, 45 & over 1.
Note: Chester County, Pennsylvania Historical Society. Chester County Births. Jacob Greave, 23 4m
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