Isabella Drown

#6416, b. circa 1855
     Isabella Drown was born circa 1855 California. She married Thomas S Graves, son of William Graves and Lucy Berger, 11 November 1873 Phoenix, Arizona Territory,
Arizona Citizen, Tucson, 22 Nov 1873, 2:3

In Phenix, November 11, 1873, at the residence of the bride's mother, by Justice M. P. Griffin, Mr. Thomas Graves and Miss Isabel Drown, both of Phenix, Arizona. -- (California papers please copy.)

Marriages, Maricopa Co. Index, viewed at the Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, gives

p. 13 Thomas Graves and Isabella Drown, November 11, 1873, by N. O. Griffin, J. P.

Marriage License, Maricopa County, AZ
Nov 11 1873
I do hereby certify that Thomas Graves and Isabella B Drown were joined in marriage by me in the twon of Phenix, County of Maricopa, Territory of Arixona on the 11th day of November AD 1873.
Mr P Griffin, Justice of the Peace.
Recorded 12 Nov 1873.1,2
     ( de Ablar not verified, but there are Dablar family members on the same census with her in 1860, Sta Barbara.)3 ( Drown.) Her married name was Graves (Drown).

"Child of My gg grandmother Tomasa Badillo, surname was Drown after her father. Brown is an error which is not uncommon with the Drown name. Drown is listed on all other marriage documents."

Submitted by: kittyfarm on 8/2/2015.

Isabella Drown, 15, born California, is "at school" with many others. This is clearly a boarding school.4

Child of Isabella and Thomas

Last Edited=2 Dec 2019


  1. [S372] Thomas Graves, Clippings, vertical file, HB HAY BIO GRA,THO, Hayden Arizona Collection, Arizona Historical Society, Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, Arizona.
  2. [S395], online, Arizona, County Marriage Records, 1865-1972 for Thomas Graves.
  3. [S472] 1860 US Census Population Schedule, Washington, District of Columbia, US National Archives, Year: 1860; Census Place: Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California; Roll: M653_65; Page: 169; Family History Library Film: 803065.
  4. [S9] 1870 US Census Population Schedule, Washington, District of Columbia, US National Archives, Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 2, Santa Barbara, California; Roll: M593_87; Page: 502A; Family History Library Film: 545586.