Roswell Graves

ID#  494, (1799-1882)
3rd great-grandfather of Faye Louise Doyle
Ancestors of Rev. Roswell Graves
     Roswell Graves was born on 18 March 1799 in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut.1 He was the son of Benjamin Graves and Lucy Arnold.2 He has also been reported to have been born on 2 July 1799 in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut. He married Mary Ann Betts, daughter of Christian Betts and Elizabeth Birch, on 20 March 1820 in Jamestown, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.2 He was a Carpenter in 1850.3 He was the superintendant of the county poor farm in Grant County, Wisconsin, between 1854 and 1858. He was also a Methodist preacher according to his son Roswell's obituary.4 He lived in Haney, Crawford County, Wisconsin, in 1880. He died on 15 February 1882 in Haney, Wisconsin, at age 82.5 He has also been reported to have died on 18 February 1882 at age 82.2 He was buried in Graves Cemetery, Crawford County, Wisconsin.

Census Records

YearPlaceHead of Household
1820West Salem Twp, Mercer County, PennsylvaniaRoswell Graves6
1830West Salem Twp, Mercer County, PennsylvaniaRoswell Graves7
1850Green, Mercer County, PennsylvaniaRoswell Graves3
Last Edited=24 Aug 2011

Children of Roswell Graves and Mary Ann Betts


  1. [S47] Graves family, Family tree, file: Graves, general, privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta.
  2. [S25] Lineage application of Bertha May Graves Sealock, #443473, DAR.
  3. [S154] Roswell Graves, 1850 Census (Pennsylvania),, Ancestry.
  4. [S137] National Council of the Congregational Churches of the United States, Congregational Year Book 1884 (Boston: Congregational Publishing Society, 1884).
  5. [S10] David Taft, Pedigree Resource File Disc 15., CD-ROM (Salt Lake City, UT: LDS Family History Library), Graves family.
  6. [S155] Roswell Graves, 1820 Census (Pennsylvania),, Ancestry.
  7. [S156] 1830 Census (West Salem, Mercer, Pennsylvania),, Ancestry, Roswell Graves household.
  8. [S15] Graves, Bertha May Graves Sealock's Bible (n.p.:, unknown publish date); unknown present owner, Photocopy in Faye West's file: DOC 027.
  9. [S154] Roswell Graves, 1850 Census (Pennsylvania),, Ancestry, Mary is not listed in this census.