English colonists from Salem were the first settlers in Lynn.
Essex County, Massachusetts was created on May 10, 1643 by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, when it ordered "that the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four sheires."
Sarah Brewer Graves was born on March 17, 1654 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Crispus and Mary Brewer.
When Sarah was 23 she married Samuel Graves on March 12. 1677. Samuel was born on October 1, 1655.
Samuel, Jr. was one of fifteen men drafted from Lynn for service in King Philip's war, receiving pay for his services.
Sarah and Samuel's children were born in Lynn:
Crispus Graves (January 7, 1678),
Hannah Graves (August 27, 1681),
General Samuel Graves (August 2, 1684, married Elizabeth Lewis),
Thomas Graves (December 16, 1686, married Ruth Collins),
Mark Graves (November 3, 1689, married Ruth Phillips),
William Graves (June 1, 1692),
John Graves (June 24, 1695),
Rebecca Graves Collins (April 29, 1696, married Ezekiel Collins), and
Twins Daniel Graves and Nathaniel Graves (February 8, 1700).