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Subject: Eli GRAVES b 1787 and his 22 Children POMFRET
Date: Friday, January 5, 2001
Surnames: GRAVES, COOPER, CRANE, HILLS, WILSON, GOULD, JOHNSON, STORY, BEARD, HOLLEY, BROCKWAY, BRAGG, NORTON, BLAIR, WELLMAN, BARTHOLOMEW, CLOSE, HITCHCOCK, HAMILTON
son of Randall,(6) (1760-1831)RANDALL Graves was a minute man in Capt. Joseph Sparrow's company, Col. David Wells's regiment, Massachusetts troops. He re-enlisted, 1781, under Capt. David Coney. He was born in Sunderland, Mass.; died in Howard, N. Y. m. 1784 Lydia COOLIDGE
Son ELI GRAVES was born at Ashfield, Mass., March. 29, 1787; md. (1) Aug., 1805, Bathsheba COOPER. She died July 6, 1827, and he md. (2) June 13, 1828, Nancy CRANE, dau. of Rev. Robert CRANE of Litchfield Co., Conn. He removed to Pomfret, Chautauqua County NY / DIED WHERE?
Lots of Children;
1. ALMIRA, born April 10, 1806; md. March.1832, Loren or Loran HILLS
2. LORINDA, born Aug. 11, 1808; md. July, 1825, Ashley WILSON
and died in 1856.
3, BETSEY, born Oct. 4, 1809; md. June, 1841, Barzilla GOULD
4, MARTIN L., born in Nelson, Madison Co., N. Y Aug. 9, 1812 md. Jane Eliza JOHNSON in Hamburg. Erie Co., N. Y., May 7, 1837. He died at Birmingham, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1890. 8 GRAVES Children
5, MARY ANN, born Nov. 23, 1814; md. James Story; died April, 1888.
6,JAMES CARR, born Nov. 19, 1816; md. in Madison, Ohio, 1839, Maranda BEARD and died Aug. 13, 1884. No isue
7.WARREN E., born April 22, 1819; md. and died in 1854; had son, Dell C. GRAVES, of Eureka Springs, Mo.
8.IRENE SOPHRONIA, born June 11, 1822; md. I. HOLLEY, Oct., 1856.
9. SELAH MARION, born Aug. 21, 1825; died January 20, 1826
10, CARLTON CRANE, born at Pomfret, Chau. Co., N. Y., Dec. 29, 1828. Captain Carlton ; md. (1) in 1850, Cynthia BROCKWAY; md. (2) April 11, 1892, Edna BRAGG, dau. of Capt. W. W. Bragg, of Fond du Lac, Wis. He was for 35 years master of vessels plying on Lake Erie was a man of much energy and push of character, prompt and manly. He resided. at 77 Woodbine St., Cleveland, Ohio.
11, MIRANDA NANCY, born Aug. 11, 1830; died Sept. 18, 1847.
12, CHARLES C.GRAVES born in Pomfret, January 29, 1838.; md. in Dec., 1855, Cynthia NORTON, ; resided at at Madison, Lake Co., Ohio. Children, a, Edith M born Nov. 17, 1857; md. Frank E. Blair, res. Madison, Ohio. b,Charles R., born Dec. 21, 1868 c,Raymond,born Aug. 1, 1875
13, MINERVA S., born June 19, 1833; md. Alonzo Wellman July 4, 1850; res. York, Nebraska.
14, ANDREW M., born Pomfret Nov. 16, 1834, Captain Andrew, married Marilla POWERS, at Perry, Ohio, and resided at Geneva, Ohio; was formerly for some years master of vessels on Lake Erie, but has retired.
Children, a, Fred A. GRAVES, b, Harry, c, Dan lived in Wisc.
15, ELLA MELISSA, born Mch. 23, 1836; md. Mr CLOSE, and resides at Nashville, Tenn.
16,ROBERT RANDALL, born Jan'y 29, 1838.
17, SARAH MELVINA, born Aug. 4, 1839; md. Mark BARTHOLOMEW; resided at Niles, Mich. (*Mark M., b. 29 July, 1837; m. 2 Feb., 1868, Minn Graves, who was b. 4 Aug., 1840; res. Bertrand, Niles Co Mich. Ch. 1 Earl Bartholomew, b. 24 June, 1869. 2 Florence Bartholomew, b. 26 Sept., 1878.
18, AUSTIN ALONZO, born June 20, 1841; died Aug. 26, 1847
19, LUCRETIA MATILDA, born Sept. 13, 1843; md. Robert HICKOCK; resided in Cortland, Kent Co., Mich.
20, JASPER, born April 26, 1845; died July 18, 1845
21, FRANKLIN MALON, born Mch. 22, 1846; died Aug. 30, 1847.
22, JULIA MARSELLA, born Mch. 25, 1850; md. Marion HAMILTON; resided in Nashville, Tenn.
Eli may have left Pomfret, no burial records found for him here;
Pedigree Resource Files
Andrew Young, History of Chautauqua Co NY
Genealogy of the Graves Family