Graves, Selden E., lawyer, was born at Albion, Orleans county, N. Y., November 11, 1844. He attended the public schools and in 1863 was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. with high honors, being third in his class. After graduating he began the study of law in the office of the Hon. Sanford E. Church and was admitted to the bar in 1866. He served one year in the war of the Rebellion as a captain in the 8th N. Y. Cavalry; after the war was over he returned to Pendleton and engaged in sheep raising for a number of years. In 1878 he removed to Lockport and resumed the practice of law in company with Mr. B. L. Burrow, which copartnership continued for three years and since that time he has conducted business alone. He is a son of Nelson A. and Maria (Buch) Graves, natives of Rochester, N. Y. February 1, 1872, he married Jennie E. Canfield of Hamburg, N.Y.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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