GREAVE, Thomas
(Abt 1650-1700)
GREAVE, Thomas
(Abt 1680-1714)


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GREAVE, Thomas 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1680
  • Marriage: BARBER, Anne in 1703 in New Castle co., Delaware 1
  • Died: 1714, Pilesgrove twp., Salem co., New Jersey about age 34

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Will, 12 Sep 1714. proved Dec. 28, 1714, named his wife Ann and brother in law Aquilla Barber executors. He left 100 acres of land to each of his three sons, with Joseph perhaps receiving 200 acres.

land, 2 Feb 1701, Pilesgrove twp., Salem co., New Jersey. or 1702, at the head of Salem Creek. The land previously belonged to Benjamin Acton. Near present-day Woodstown, Salem co., New Jersey

Occupation: weaver.


Thomas married Anne BARBER, daughter of Thomas BARBER and Anne CHASE, in 1703 in New Castle co., Delaware.1 (Anne BARBER was born in 1681 in Suffield,, Connecticut,,,.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Thomas Graves was living in Sussex County, Pennsylvania in 1693, and according to the tax list, he owned no property. He married Anne (or Ann) Barber in about 1703/04. Just prior to his marriage, in Feb. of 1701 or 1702, Thomas had purchased a 100 acre plantation from Benjamin Acton. This land was at the top of Salem Creek in Pilesgrove Township, part of a 1500 acre tract of land Acton bought in 1695 from William Hall. Thomas' brother in law, Aquilla Barber, bought an adjoining 125 acre portion of the same tract on Aug. 20, 1703. This land is near the present site of Woodstown, Salem County, N.J.

Thomas was apparently a member of the Society of Friends, for in the meeting notes from June 29, 1704, it is written, "George Abbott was appointed to go and speak to Thomas Graves once more concerning his disorderly walking both in his marriage and also his neglect in appearing at meeting." He, like his brother Samuel, was a weaver by trade.



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