Known as Elizabeth, Mary Elizabeth's parents were Thomas GRAVES & Sarah TURNER. Both seem to have been born in the late 1600s, perhaps around 1680, although it is not known where they were born, to date. I have much research to do for this family group.
Elizabeth was born in 1706, in Craven county, North Carolina. However, Craven county was formed out of the now-extinct Bath county, in 1712 - so this date of 1706 for the birthplace is not quite accurate. Click on the link for more detailed information and maps of the area at the time of her birth.
Elizabeth married Simon BRIGHT in approx 1725. Simon was apparently born in about 1706 in Hyde Precinct which had many boundary changes, as well. Click on the link for a short history of these changes.
The couple had 6 children that are known, but birth dates have not been confirmed for most:
- Simon Jr.; m., children
- Mary [ancestor], b. 1730 in New Hanover county, NC; m. 1750 to Benjamin HERRING, in New Bern; 5 children