205/387/447. John Michael Graves (John Michael Sebastian Graves) (John Sebastion Graff Graves) (Johann Sebastian "John" Graff) (Hans Georg Graff)
(Married Maria Magdalena (Magdalen) Fuchs (#206/388/448) on 9 October 1749 in Germantown, Pennsylvania [Michael Cavenaugh note: "Magdalen' name and marriage information was found on the birth record of her daughter Maria Phillipina at St. Michael's Church in Berks County, Pennsylvania]); 17 November 1727 in Basingen, Schwarzwaldkies, Wuettemberg, Germany. [Michael Cavenaugh note: her name "Magdalena" and wedding information is from Billy E. Green email@example.com] [Source for the pink, green, and gray information is research done by Michael Cavenaugh (Glass family genealogist denoted on the Guilford County Genealogy Association Website) (According to Nicholas Gibbs and his descendants, 1733-1977 by Nicholas Gibbs Historical Society, John Graves was known as Hans Georg Graff before moving to Orange County, N.C.)
Born: about 1703 in Palintate, Germany of Unknown Father (409/773/893)and Unknown Mother (410/774/894)
Died: about 1804 in Sharps Chapel, Union County; Claiborne County, Tennessee; buried at New Loyston TVA Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee.
[His siblings, if any are unconfirmed.]
According to an e-mail received by the BRICKCHURCHNC e-mail list, titled "[BRICKCHURCHNC] John Clapp of Ohio and his daughter Permillia", dated 1/14/09, and written by Tom Wilson, Johann Sebastian Graves was a member of the "Regulators" who fought at the "Battle of Alamance." It is rumored that Johann had 35 children with 7 different wives, but that has not been proven. His possible brother, Jacob, was a brick mason in Philadelphia. In the mid 1770s, Jacob rented the 3rd floor of his home out to a young red-headed representative from Virginia...on that floor and in that house, our "Declaration of Independence" was hammered out...that "redhead" was Thomas Jefferson. Jacob's home has been restored / rebuilt as a museum in Philadelphia. Johann and Barbara were married near there (Germantown, Berks County, PA) on Oct 9 1736.?
Johann and Maria Magdalena had 7 children: John Graves, Maria Phillipena (#194/224), John Peter, William B., Barbara, John Jacob (#103), and Boston. [Note: Susan Snyder, webmaster of this genealogy site, is a direct descendant of two of their children . As father to John Jacob, Johann is Susan's G-G-G-G-G-Grandfather. As father to Maria Phillipena, Johann is Susan's G-G-G-G-G-G-Grandfather.]
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