Biography of Hart D. Graves
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Graves, Hart D., was born in Prattsburg, N. Y., January 22. 1343. Israel Graves, his grandfather, was born in Massachusetts, January 17, 1785, and came to Prattsburg about 1810, where he settled in the forest, cleared him a farm, and engaged in farming and lumbering. He married Zama Nirns, who was born in Massachusetts, in March, 1788, by whom he had eight children. Israel Dwight Graves, father of Hart D., was born in Massachusetts, September 21, 1807, and grew to manhood in Prattsburg, where he spent his life farming and lumbering. He married Samantha Curtis of Massachusetts, by whom he had two children, Charles D. and Joel C. His first wife died, and in March, 1839, he married for his second wife, Clarissa Weld. a native of Delaware county, by whom he had nine children: Ada, Hart D., Adelia, Weld and Willard (twins), Hannah, Bradley, Isadore, and Ithel. He died in 1867, and his wife May 10, 1895. Hart D. Graves began life as a farmer, and at twentyone years of age started for himself, and in connection with his farming has for many years dealt extensively in stock, and since 1875 has added to his other interests the breeding from Lexington stock thoroughbred race horses. He and his wife now own three large farms, and in 1880 he moved with his family to the village of Prattsburg, where he purchased a residence and retired from his more active life, attending to his business interests in the village. In 1865 he married Mary, daughter of Josiah and Mary E. (Williams) Putnam, by whom he had five children: Carrie L., wife of Geo. W. Howe of Prattsburg, Lina C., Mrs. Odella Cook, of Prattsburg, Dwight W., and H. Dana.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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