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The following books are now available for ordering. All books (unless otherwise noted) contain information on all known descendants of the ancestor, are 6"x9" size, hardcover, and are completely indexed (all books after the first 3 also have place indexes). All prices are in U.S. dollars. Postage for U.S. and Canada is as indicated below (inquire about postage for other countries). Books on all other Graves/Greaves families will be published in the future. Future books will include Graves Families of Randolph Co., NC (listed below), Capt. Thomas Graves of VA, John Graves of Frederick Co., VA, John Graves (Johann Sebastian Graff) of PA, NC & TN, Quaker Family of Thomas Graves of New Castle Co., DE, and others. It is likely that all these books will eventually be published as print-on-demand books and/or as e-books. They will not be published as traditional hardcover books.

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ROBERT GRAVES of Anson Co., NC and Chesterfield Co., SC, Ancestors and Descendants (descendant of genealogy 270)

This book is about all known descendants of Robert Graves, believed when this was published to be a sixth generation descendant of Capt. Thomas Graves, who arrived in Jamestown, VA in 1608. The probable descent of Robert was believed to be: (1) Thomas, (2) John, (3) Thomas, (4) John, (5) Thomas, m. Ann Davenport, (6) Robert. Robert Graves was born about 1735-40. He had at least three sons: Lewis, b. 1760, m. Ruth Worthy (or Worthan); John, b.c. 1763; and Richard, b. 1765. This is now known to be part of genealogy 270. Published in 1980, 408 pages, $26.00 + $3.00 shipping. ONLY 18 OF THESE LEFT AS OF SEPT. 2016.

SAMUEL GRAVES of Lynn, MA (genealogy 83)

From Lincolnshire and Norfolk, England. He came to America about 1630, and settled in Lynn, MA. Published in 1985, 446 pages, $36.00 + $3.00 shipping.

THOMAS GRAVES of Hartford, CT and Hatfield, MA (genealogy 168)

Born before 1585 in England, settled in Hartford before 1645, and moved to Hatfield, MA in 1661. Includes everything in the 1896 book by John Card Graves, plus much more. Published in 1985, 710 pages, $46.00 + $3.00 shipping. NONE LEFT AS OF SEPT. 2016.


A summary of all Graves/Greaves families everywhere. Contains a summary genealogy (at least the first 2 generations) of 200 families, a brief description of 39 others with insufficient information for a genealogy, and discussion of possible connections between some of the families. Published in 1994, 509 pages, $41.00 + $3.00 shipping.

REAR ADMIRAL THOMAS GRAVES of Charlestown, MA (genealogy 28)

Born 1605 at Ratcliff or Stepney, England, settled in Charlestown, MA about 1637. Includes descendants in England of his great-grandfather, Thomas Greaves. Published in 1994, 267 pages, $23.00 + $3.00 shipping. ONLY 16 OF THESE LEFT AS OF SEPT. 2016.

DEACON GEORGE GRAVES of Hartford, CT (genealogy 65)

Born in England, settled in Hartford, CT about 1636, as one of the original proprietors. DNA testing confirms that he is related to Thomas Graves of Hartford, CT. Published March 1995, 446 pages, $35.00 + $3.00 shipping.

JOHN GRAVES of Concord, MA (genealogy 166)

Born in England, settled in Concord, MA about 1635. Published March 2002, 1703 pages, $75.00 + $5.00 shipping.

GRAVES FAMILIES OF RANDOLPH CO., NC (various genealogy numbers)

Includes all Graves families that lived in Randolph Co.,NC, and are believed to be related. Does not include those known to be descended from families such as Johann Sebastian Graff and the Quaker family of Thomas Graves of DE. Families included are James Graves (b.c. 1750, lived in Randolph Co. and Surry Co., NC) and his sons who moved to Blount Co., AL (John, Thomas, Latham, James, and Doctor); James Stephen Graves and Eliza Jane Walker; James Graves and Sarah Watkins; John Graves and Margery Harvey; Sarah Graves and James Brookshire, Jane Graves and Randolph Bowling; Mary Graves and Allen Marshall; Mary Graves and John Luther; Gilliam Graves; John Graves and Amy Tucker. Publication date and price to be announced. Probably about 2000 pages.

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Please make checks payable to Graves Family Association and send to 20 Binney Circle, Wrentham, MA 02093.

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