BENJAMIN GRAVES was born in Concord, Middlesex, MA, Mar. 3, 1645. He was in the Colonial Wars as a member of Captain Thomas Wheeler's Company and fought against the Indians in July and August 1675. It is also noted that he was a soldier in King Philip's War in Captain Wheeler's Company and was in the fights at Wickaboag Pond and Brookfield, on Aug. 16, 1675. He served in Groton in Feb. 1675/76, and his name appears again on the payroll Aug. 24, 1676.
BENJAMIN and his brother, John, of Sudbury, MA, along with others, purchased land in Groton, CT, on May 20, 1681. They also purchased all mining rights. BENJAMIN did not move to Groton, but continued to live in Concord until after 1681, and all his children were born in Concord.
BENJAMIN moved to Saybrook, CT, and lived at Pattaconk, north of Saybrook, where he bought land on Jan. 25, 1703. He deeded half of his farm to his son, Joseph, on Mar. 18, 1715, and other lands to his son, John of Killington, CT, on Sep. 14, 1716.
Saybrook is on the south shore of Connecticut at the mouth of the Connecticut River. Pattaconk was
about 7 miles up river, then a part of Saybrook but now the town of Chester. Killington is about 5
miles west of Chester and about 5 miles north of Clinton, CT.
|all children born in Concord, Middlesex, MA|
husband Benjamin Rice
husband Joseph Beebe
husband JOHN WEBB
husband William Merriman
wife Ruth Stirling
wife Mary Haynes
wife Hannah Farnum
wife Sarah Chapman
husband Jonathan Daniels