Grave Ravens was born circa 1591 in East Bergholt, Suffolk, England to Richard Ravens (1562-1626) and Elizabeth Hedge (1565-1625) and died 3 June 1662 Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. She married John Sherman (1585-1616) 26 September 1611 in Wattisfield, Suffolk, England. She married Thomas Rogers (1586-1638) 1616 in England. She married Roger Porter (1583-1654) 1640 in Massachusetts.

Research Notes

1st Marriage: John Sherman

Md first to John Sherman (1585-1616) - From the respected publication "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register" 167 (January 2013):35-54 (Part 2). "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives; Part 2: Henry Sherman the Younger and his Wife," by Michael Johnson Wood (continued from Register 166 [2012]:258):

2nd Marriage: Thomas Rogers

Grace Ravens married second by 1617 Thomas Rogers (1586-1638), with whom she immigrated to New England in 1634. He was buried in Watertown, Massachusetts, 12 November 1638, and he is listed on the Watertown Founders Monument.

3rd Marriage: Roger Porter

And she married third Roger1 Porter. (Michael J. Wood, "The English Origin of Grace (Ravens) (Sherman) (Rogers) Porter and Mary (Ravens) Coolidge of Watertown, Mass.," "The American Genealogist" 62 (1987):65-77, 161-71, at 71-72, 76-77; Robert Charles Anderson, "The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VI R-S" (Boston: NEHGS, 2009), 88-90 (Thomas Rogers).)

Watertown Will

Grace died in Watertown 3 June 1662, leaving an undated will proved 17 June 1662, naming daughter Elisabeth [Rogers] Smith and her son Daniel Smith; son John Sherman and his children John, Martha, Mary, Sarah, and Joseph. "My cousin" John Sherman was to be overseer. When the will was proved, Grace had a son living in England, but where, and whether he married and had a family, are not known. (See preceding note.)


Offspring of John Sherman Sr and Grace Ravens (1591-1662)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Sherman (1612-1691) 3 September 1612 Great Horkesley, Essex, England 25 January 1691 Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Martha Palmer (1620-1701)
Richard Sherman (1614-1690)



Offspring of Thomas Rogers Jr. and Grace Ravens (1591-1662)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Joseph Rogers (1609-)
Elizabeth Rogers (1617-1685)




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