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(A20) Jesse GRAVES, b. 6 March 1730 at Sunderland, Mass., d. 14 Jan. 1819,
Charlemont, Mass.; m. (1) 3 May 1754 Catherine SCOTT, b. 19 May 1737, dau. of
Samuel SCOTT of Sunderland. Jesse was widowed and remarried twice. Children:
1. Jemima, b. 20 April 1756, Sunderland; 2. Zilpah, b. 11 July 1758, Sunderland;
3. Billy (not called William), b. 2 Sept. 1760, Sunderland, d. young; 4. (by
second marriage) Nicholas, b. 12 June 1787, Charlemont; 5. (by third marriage)
Eliza, b. 9 April 1805, Charlemont.
There isn’t much information about the second Jesse GRAVES you asked about.
He was the seventh of eight children of Simon GRAVES of Sunderland. There were
no dates or other information given about him. Simon's first child was born in
1779. My reference is The Genealogy of The Graves Family In America, by John C.
Graves. -- Newell Heebner, 14C Lauriston St., Providence, RI 02906.
(A40) Ruth Otis STOCKBRIDGE was b. 27 May 1785, d. at Pomfret, Conn.. 9 Oct.
1862, dau. of Charles5 and Eleanor (STETSON) STOCKBRIDGE. She married at
Scituate, Mass., 19 Jan. 1806 Ebenezer THOMPSON, b. at Providence, R.I., 8 March
1773, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (KINNICUTT) THOMPSON. Ruth’s STOCKBRIDGE
line is John1 and Ann ____, Charles2 and Abigail ____, Benjamin1 and Mercy
TILDEN; Benjamin and Ruth OTIS. My source is Roger D Joslyn, “The Descendants
of John Stockbridge,” published in the Register beginning with the issue of
April 1979 and appearing through April 198l.
Jean S. Fisher, 44 High St., Farmington, CT 06032.
(A46) The 1790 census for New York State contains the following entries:
Hampton Town, p. 189, Daniel WEST-1-0-2; Town of Queensbury, p. 191, Ebenezer
FULLER-1-1-2; Ebenezer FULLER, Jr.-1-2-3; Seely JUSTIN-1-0-1.
Helen Q. Bain, 147 High Bank Rd., South Yarmouth, MA 02664.
(A46) David5 SEELYE (John4, Benjamin3, Nathaniel2, Robert1), b. 4 Sept. 1731,
New Milford, Conn.; m. 1755 Sibble ____. Children: 7. Justus, b. 26 April 1771,
Kent, Conn., d. 7 Dec. 1832, Queensbury, N.Y. This is from Descendants of Robert
Seeley, Vol. 1, p. 29, by the Seeley Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 131,
Allenspark, CO 80510.
Robert C. Gates, 54 Gould Place, E. Greenwich, RI 02818.
(A79) Martha NELSON was the daughter of William2 NELSON (William1) and she
married David3 IRISH (John1), as stated in the Irish Genealogy. In the
Connecticut Nutmegger of October 1983, the father of Martha was given as John
NELSON, but a correspondent quickly showed that William NELSON’s will (#14589
Plymouth Co. Mass.) lists Martha IRISH as his daughter. This William died 22
March 1718 at Middleboro, Mass., aged 73 years. His wife was Ruth FOXWELL whom
he married pre 7 April 1668. She died 7 Sept. 1723, aged 86 years, at
Mrs. Edwin J. Prior, Box 433 Joy Rd., Woodstock, CT 06281.