The house at 4 Green St. in Ipswich was built by W. H. Graves.

W. H.Graves house, 4 Green St., Ipswich
W. H.Graves house, 4 Green St., Ipswich

From the Ipswich Vital Records:

William H. Graves, born in 1821, was the son of Moses and Sarah Graves. At age 27 his occupation was cordwainer, and he married Hannah S. Dodge on October 19, 1848. He built this house in 1852, indicating early financial recourses. Thomas Franklin Waters mentions that William H. Graves served on committees overseeing construction of the Methodist Church and also for supporting families of Ipswich soldiers during the Civil War. William died in 1880, and his wife Hannah died two years later.

On the 1910 Ipswich map, this house belongs to R. Kimball. It is said to have later been the home and office of Dr. Mansfield.

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