|Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly|
from the Walworth County district
June 5, 1848 – August 21, 1848
|Born||May 22, 1804|
Richfield Springs, New York
|Died||August 29, 1889 (aged 85)|
|Resting place||Sunset Rest Cemetery, Northwood, Iowa|
Graves was born on May 22, 1804 in Richfield Springs, New York. On June 18, 1824, he married Nancy Tuckerman. They would have five children before her death on January 5, 1845. On March 15, 1848, Graves married Keziah Freeman. She died the following spring. His last wife was Mary Ann.
Graves moved to East Troy, Wisconsin Territory in 1836. In 1855, Graves moved to Iowa and settled near Des Moines. In 1859, Graves settled in Emmet County, Iowa. He died on August 29, 1889 in Northwood, Iowa.
Graves was a member of the 1st Wisconsin Legislature in 1848. Previously, he had been a member of the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature in the Wisconsin Territorial House of Representatives in 1846. Other positions Graves held include town supervisor and Walworth County, Wisconsin supervisor. He was a Democrat.
The death of Gaylord Graves, which occurred at Northwood, Iowa, Thursday, August 29, 1889, removes another of the "old guard" who helped to lay the foundations of civilization in the "New West."