Joseph Graves notebook 1826-1855
Joseph Graves was born on July 13, 1784, and lived in Brentwood, New Hampshire, where he worked as a farmer and occasionally served as a notary. He and his wife, Rebecca Thyng (or Thing), had at least one son, Lyford T. Graves. His sister Sarah (d. July 1849) married Gilman Robinson. Lyford T. Graves married a woman named Abigail, who died on July 15, 1846. He later married Abigail's sister, Sarah D. Robinson, and, following her death, he married a woman named Abbie Downs. Lyford and his first wife, Abigail, had at least two children, William Lyford (d. 1846) and Rufus.