Thomas Graves and Elizabeth
Generation No. 6
Thomas6 GRAVES (John5, John4,
Thomas3, John2, Captain Thomas1) was born by
1724 in Spotsylvania County, VA, and died 1792 in Culpeper CO. VA, (will dated December 11, 1788 and proved
June 18, 1792). He married
Graves was born by 1724 since he was given 200 acres of land on Muddy Run in
died between February 1792 when a codicil to his will was added and
The Will of Thomas Graves
In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas Graves of
To Thomas Graves one equal part to him and
his heirs, to Lewis Graves one equal part to him and his heirs,
Item 1: I give my tract of land on Crooked Run to my two sons, Philip and Joseph Graves to be equally divided between them and their heirs forever.
Item 2: I give unto my son Philip the choice of my horses, also my coopers tools.
Item 3: I give unto my son Joseph the second choice of my horses with my riding saddle, also one bed and furniture and my wearing clothes.
Item 4: I desire that the residue of my estate shall be sold to the highest bidder or bidders on twelve months credit and the monies arising therefrom be equally divided amongst all my children in the same manner as my negroes are to be divided after paying my son Lewis ten pounds which I give him for the extraordinary trouble he may be in acting for Ann Jones and the other legatees in Carolina.
Lastly do I appoint Col. Henry Hill, Joseph Stewart, and my sons Thomas, Lewis, and Philip Graves executors of this my Last Will and Testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Eleventh day of December one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight.
Presence of: William Powell Thomas
It is my will that the tract of land on Crooked Run given as within to my sons Philip and Joseph shall be sold and the money arising therefrom applied to the payment of my just debts. It is my further will that my negro woman Fanny shall not be appraised among the rest but on my decease shall have her liberty and receive the benefit of her own labor. Further that Elizabeth Simms share equally with my other children and I do hereby discharge my son Lewis as trustee for her as within and I do revoke the legacy of ten pounds to him. Given under my hand and seal this (blank) day of February 1792.
Presence of: Elijah Beckham Thomas
Jas. Simms, Jr.
At a Court held for Culpeper County the 18th Day June 1792
This Last Will and Testament of Thomas
Graves, decd., was exhibited to the court by Thomas and Philip Graves, two of the
Executors therein named and was proved by the oaths of William Powell and
Thomas Pratt, two of the witnesses thereto and together with the codicil
thereto annexed which was proved by the oaths of Elijah Beckham and
Children of Thomas GRAVES and Elizabeth ???
Thomas7 GRAVES, born September 1747 in Culpeper CO. VA; died
+165 Lewis GRAVES, Esq., born by 1751 in Culpeper CO, VA; died May 11, 1810 in Laurens CO, SC (Wait Family Bible).
166 Elizabeth GRAVES, born about 1752 in Culpeper CO. VA; died 1839.
Philip GRAVES, born about 1760 in Culpeper CO.
VA. He married Elizabeth JONES
Joseph GRAVES, born about 1767 in Culpeper CO.
VA. He married Nellie BRANHAM
Henrietta GRAVES, born about 1769 in Culpeper CO. VA. She
171 Mary GRAVES, born about 1770 in Culpeper CO. VA. She married ??? HAYNES
born about 1755 in Culpeper CO. VA; died
before 1850 in
173 Frances GRAVES,
born about 1762 in Culpeper Co. VA; died
about 1844 in
William Thomas GRAVES, born 1755 in
175 John GRAVES, (not mentioned in father's will).
176 Charles GRAVES, died March 1798 (not mentioned in father's will). He married Ellender ???
177 Richard Grant GRAVES, (not mentioned in father's will).
Notes for #s 174, 175, 176, & 177: More research and DNA studies indicate that these four men were not sons of Thomas Graves & Elizabeth. As of yet these men cannot be placed correctly. However, Michael Graves has much on his site about Thomas Sims Graves at www.tsgraves.com.
Main researcher is Thomas Graves. If you have any information to share, please contact Amanda Dicken at email@example.com.
This page was last updated October 30, 2005.