PIONEER LAGRAVES FAMILY


 
1.  DENNIS LAGRAVES was born on 15 Aug 1807 near Paris, France.  He died
on 23 Sep 1892 in the Town of Orleans, and is buried in Stone Mills, Jefferson
County, NY.  When about 15 years of age he immigrated with his father to
Canada, locating near Montreal, where he remained for a time, eventually
locating in the Town of Orleans. [The exact circumstances are not known, and
immigration/naturalization papers have not been found.]

He married about 1842

RACHEL D. ARNOLD who was born on 27 Aug 1817 in NY.  She died on 28
Aug 1873 in the Town of Orleans and is buried in Stone Mills with her husband. 
According to H. Child, she was the daughter of "Killip" [should be Caleb]
ARNOLD, probably of the Rhode Island ARNOLD family.

The 1864 Atlas of Jefferson County shows two properties in the Stone Mills
area belonging to "DeLa Graves." This was probably the original form of
Dennis' surname. Later generations used LAGRAVES, however.

Children, LAGRAVES:

+     2     i   MARY JANE LAGRAVES married COLLINS BENJAMIN GREENE     

      3    ii   SARAH A. LAGRAVES

+     4   iii   GEORGE W. LAGRAVES married CATHERINE R. MURPHY

      5    iv   CHARLES J. LAGRAVES

      6     v   CAROLINE D. LAGRAVES

      7    vi   MOSES D. LAGRAVES


2. Mary Jane LAGRAVES was born on 30 Jan 1843 in LaFargeville or Pillar Pt.,
Jefferson Co., NY (sources differ). She died on 14 Apr 1918 at Tanners
Corners in the Town of Alexandria and was buried Omar Cemetery.

She married Collins Benjamin GREENE on 20 Jan 1860/1 in LaFargeville or in
the Town of Alexandria (again sources differ). Collins Benjamin GREENE was
born on 17 Oct 1838 in Town of Alexandria, Jefferson, NY. He died on 1 Jan
1894 at Tanners Corners in the Town of Alexandria and is buried in Omar
Cemetery.

Children, GREENE:

+     8     i   CORA "Corrie" REBECCA GREENE

+     9    ii   LELIA RACHEL GREENE

+    10    iii   CANDACE "Cannie" SARAH GREENE


4. George W. LAGRAVES was born on 4 Jul 1849.  Civil War Veteran; G.A.R.
member.  He died on 3 May 1920 and was buried in Stone Mills Cemetery.

He married in 1870 

CATHERINE R. MURPHY who was born in 1848.  She died in 1914.  She was
from Town of Orleans, Jefferson, NY.

Children (and possibly others) LAGRAVES:

       11     i   JUDSON C. LAGRAVES

       12    ii   CARRIE A. LAGRAVES

       13   iii   GEORGE W. LAGRAVES Jr was born in 1876.  Died in 1944.

       14    iv   MAY LAGRAVES

       15     v   GRACE M. LAGRAVES
 

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