Jane Jett Graves

#604, b. 8 June 1827, d. 31 December 1876
Father*William Graves b. 13 Jul 1792, d. 28 Jul 1841
Mother*Lucy Berger b. 26 Oct 1801, d. 12 Nov 1839
     Jane Jett Graves was born on 8 June 1827 Pittsylvania County, Virginia. She was the daughter of William Graves and Lucy Berger. Jane and William Glover, son of Philip Glover and Sarah Koontz, were married 17 October 1843 Montgomery County, Missouri.1 Jane died 31 December 1876 , Marion County, Oregon at age 49 and was buried on 12 January 1877 Gibson Cemetery, Marion County, Oregon, with one of the Palmer children. The graves have been removed to other cemeteries, according to some sources.
     As of 17 October 1843, her married name was Glover (Graves).
Jane and her sister Catherine were probably sent to school before 1841 St. Louis, Missouri.
The family story is that due to the early death of their mother, in 1837, Jett and Catherine were sent to some kind of boarding school. The extremely brief mention of Jette and Catherine in their cousin David's book indicates they weren't around the neighborhood as the boys were. There is no documentation of this to date, other than the “family tradition” that John Henry Palmer met Catherine when "she was at boarding school in St Louis." A study is currently underway to determine which of the many "girls' schools" in the St Charles and St Louis areas may have been chosen.2 Jane and William had no documented children.

Hubert Howe Bancroft, in his "History of Oregon" wrote:
"William Glover settled in Marion County. Mrs. Jane Jett Graves Glover was born in Pittsylvania Co., Va., in 1827, removed with her parents to Missouri in 1830, and was married to William Glover in 1843, with whom she came to Oregon in 1847. She died Dec. 31, 1876. I[nterre]d., Jan. 12, 1877."3

Family of Jane and William

Last Edited=6 Jan 2020


  1. [S319] Dorothy G Jacobson, Genealogical Material in Oregon Donation Land Claims (Portland, OR: Genealogical Forum of Portland, Oregon, 1959, 1957).
  2. [S301] David William Graves. David William Graves (1837-1918), Autobiography, 1916, C158, Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Ellis Library, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.
  3. [S285] Hubert Howe Bancroft The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, I-XXXIV (San Francisco, California: A. L. Bancroft and Company, 1882-88, 1882-88).