Thanks for the reply.The John Graves that you are referring to, is not John Graves of Concord, but John Graves of Roxbury.John Graves of Concord arrived in 1635.The information is on the Graves Family Association Site for both John's.The book by Kenneth Vance Graves lists only three children born to John of Concord, MA:
1. Benjamin Graves, b. 3 March 1645, m. Mary Hoar, 21 Oct 1668, d. before 23 March 1724 2. John Graves b. 1647, m. Mary Chamberlain, 1 Dec, 1671 3. Sarah Graves, b.c.1650 (Concord, MA m. Joseph Bradbrook, 23 April 1672 Concord, MA, d. 6 Sept 1694 Kenneth also adds in his book there could have been an Abraham who m. Ann Hayward.
In Leach's book of 1632 on pg. 34, he says in the vital records, I find five children.They probably had more. He lists (omitting details) 1. Benjamin b. 1645 m. Mary Hoar 2. John, m. 1 Dec 1671 Mary Chamberlain 3. Sarah, m. 23 Apr. 1672 , Joseph Bradbrook 4. Mary, probably m. Thomas Hungerford 5. Abraham, m. 28 June 1677 Ann Heyward
The date of Benjamin's birth is close to Thomas Hungerfords and if he did have a sister named Mary that Leach refers to the dates would fit.
What I would like to know, where did Leach find these Vital Records, as he only gives a date of birth for Benjamin.
This Graves family have Hungerfords in their ancestry, thru the marriage of Benjamin Graves wifeMary Hoar.Her Uncle Leonard married Bridget Lisle, who was the granddaughter of Bridget Hungerford. Then Samuel Hungerford lands up marrying Mary Graves, daughter of Benjamin Graves II, son of Benjamin and Mary Hoar. I just thought it was too much to be a coincidence, especially when the Parkhurst Manuscripts (Sterling genealogy) mentions the same thing.
The big question though is how to prove it.
Warm regards to you and have a good Thanksgiving. Janet