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Joseph S. GRAVES
Rhoda LYON
Husband:  Joseph GRAVES
Birth:  2 Feb 1834, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA
Death:  3 Jan 1925
Disposition:  buried Laona Cemetery, Laona, Town of Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY
Occupation:  carpenter
Father:  William GRAVES, b. 1797/8, MA
Mother:  Nancy WESSON, b. 1799/1800, MA
Marriage:
Wife:  Rhoda LYON
Birth:  22 Mar 1837, Laona, Town of Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY
Death:  13 Aug 1922
Disposition:  buried Laona Cemetery, Laona, Town of Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Philo LYON
Mother:  Louisa BURNHAM
Children:
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Source:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):
Joseph GRAVES (æ 16, b. MA) is living in the Town of Evans, Erie Co., NY (p. 390B), with his parents, Wm. GRAVES (æ 61, b. MA) & Nancy (æ 60, b. MA), plus sibling.

3.  1855 New York State Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):
Joseph S. GRAVES (æ 22, b. Erie Co) is boarding with the REED family in the Town of Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY (p. ?, Image 16 of 34).  His parents are also in Pomfret, two households from Rhoda.  Rhoda LYON (æ 18, b. Chautauqua), is living in a tavern in the Town of Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY (p. ?, Image 13 of 34; q.v.).

4.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #78-79 of 109):  Laona P.O., [Town of] Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY, Roll M653_731, p. 557-558, PN 221-222, 1780/1716, enumerated 6 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Joseph Graves 26 M   Wood Turner     Mass
Rhoda     " 21 F         NY
Eva       "  3 F         "
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William Graves 62 M   Laborer 700   Mass
Nancy      " 60 F         "
William & Nancy are Joseph's parents.
 
 

.  Walt Sedlmayer, transcriber.  2014.  "Pomfret Death Records, January 1921 - December 1926."  The Chautauqua Genealogist (Chautauqua County Genealogical Society, Fredonia, NY) Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 29-38 (online at www.chautgen.org) on p. 32:
Graves - Joseph Graves died January 3, 1925 90y 10m 29d resident here 82 yrs - lived Lily Dale Retired Carpenter widower - married to Rhode (sic) Lyon Graves born February 2, 1834 Worcester, Mass. Father William Graves born England Mother Nancy Wesson born England buried Laona Cemetery info supplied by Bessie Griswold, Lily Dale, NY
Graves - Rhoda Lyon Graves died Aug. 13, 1922 85y 4m 20d married to Joseph Graves born March 22, 1837 Laona Father Philo Lyon Mother Louisa Burnham buried Laona Cem. info supplied by Bessie Griswold 117 Ruggles St. Dunkirk

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