Roswell Graves1

ID#  583, (1739-aft 1776)
5th great-grandfather of Faye Louise Doyle
Ancestors of Rev. Roswell Graves
     Roswell Graves was born in 1739 in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut.2 He was the son of Benjamin Graves and Mary Jones.2 He married Elizabeth Driggs, daughter of Daniel Driggs and Elizabeth Strickland, on 15 November 1763 in Millington Church, East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut.2,3 He died after 27 August 1776 in New York, New York.2 He Roswell was a corporal - Lexington Alarm in April 1775 and a sergeant in Captain Jewell's Co, Colonel Huntington's 17th Regular Connecticut Continentals. Captured at the Battle of Long Island on 27 Aug 1776. He died in the Sugar House Prison.
Source: notebook written by Bertha Graves Sealock. Faye West file - Graves General

He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and participated in the battle of Long Island and was captured by the British. He was incarcerated in the Old Sugar House Prison and died of starvation. The Old Sugar Prison (Warehouse) was on the present site of the city hall in New York.
Ref: Graves Family History by John Card Graves; Southwestern Wisconsin - A
History of Old Crawford County, 1932, Page 106.
Last Edited=12 Apr 2010

Children of Roswell Graves and Elizabeth Driggs


  1. [S10] David Taft, Pedigree Resource File Disc 15., CD-ROM (Salt Lake City, UT: LDS Family History Library), Graves family.
  2. [S25] Lineage application of Bertha May Graves Sealock, #443473, DAR.
  3. [S158] Fredrick W Bailey, Early Connecticut Marriages (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1968).