Prince William County, Virginia, 1787, was the birthplace of John E. Groves. He is listed in the Latter Day Saints genealogy records.
LDS Church _IGI RecordsThe record of John Groves' death in Grant County lists his parents as Samuel and Mary Groves.
John E. GROVES
Film Number: 448052
Page Number: 0045
Footsteps of the Past- Grant County Newspaper - 1997Samuel Groves, father of John, appears to have been a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War under Captain James Smith but he never lived to file for his pension. His wife, Mary is listed as a widow in 1799 in Chappawamsic Neck, Virginia.
John E. Groves, 65 year old white male born in Prince William County, Virginia, married farmer residing in Grant County died February 2, 1852 of scarlatina. Father, Samuel; mother, Mary.
Transcribed from Sutton Records in Grant County Court House
In the early 1800s, John Groves relocated to Clark County, Kentucky. He was not found on the census for that county but married Priscilla Shipp there on February 28, 1816. Several other Groves appear in Clark County around the same time and are presumed to be his brothers. Daniel Groves married Nancy Shipp in Clark County in 1815. They are thought to be the daughters of ELIJAH1 SHIPP (SHIPP) died Abt. September 8, 1828 in Clark County, Kentucky. He married REBECCA PRICE June 10, 1792 in Fauguier Virginia. She was born 1771 in Virginia. Elijah Shipp was listed on their marriage bond and is in the Clark County census for 1800, 1810 and 1820. Refer to Shipp family history for more details.
Ship(p) Marriages in Clark County
Family Tree Finder Sec II Chpt 20
John E. Groves to Priscilla Shipp 2/28/1816
Daniel Groves to Nancy Ship 9-21-1815
John Groves is first found on the Grant County Tax List in 1820 as John C. Grooves and in 1821 as John Graves. He is not listed again until 1829 through 1838.
He was originally reported in the 1820 Grant County Census as John Graves on page 146 of the census. However, James R. Glacking reported this as an error on page 19 in " History of Grant County". John Groves owned 50 acres on Crooked Creek, purchased from Jacob Myers in August of 1830 for $100.
Grant County Kentucky Deed Book B 1827-1834
Jacob Myers of Grant County to John E. Groves of Grant County for $100
land in Grant County on Crooked Creek beginning at the beginning of Watson's Patent Line with Mrs. Myers' line containing 50 acres.
14 Feb 1828
witnesses: Robinson Nelson, John Greenlee.
ack. August court, 1830 in Grant Co. by Myers B:259.
John and Priscilla had eight children. Their first child was a girl, Julian, born in 1817. There second child was Samuel Groves, born in 1818 and George Groves born in 1819.
James was not born until 1828. Henry was born in 1832. The last children were Elizabeth, born in 1834, Addison, born in 1835 and the baby John H. Groves, born 1836. John and Priscilla are listed in the Grant Co Census for these years. Not much is known about the life of John E. Groves. He is listed in the 1850 Grant county census with his younger children. The older children are grown.
1850 Grant County Census Page310
John E. Groves 65 yr. male farmer
Priscilla 52 yr.
Henry 18 yr.
Elizabeth 16 yr.
Addison 15 yr.
John 14 yr.
IGI RecordElijah Shipp signed the marriage bond of Priscilla Shipp when she married John Groves in Clark County. Her sister Nancy Shipp married Daniel Groves also in Clark Co. See Shipp family history for details.
Event(s): Born: ABT 1803
Of Princess Ann', 'Virginia
Film Number: 183423
Page Number: 238
Reference Number: 8567
Grant Co 1860 Census
1137 Groves, James 32 M KY farmer $275
Sarah E. 41 F TN
James G. 15 M OH
Laura A. 5 F KY
Groves, Priscilla 70 F VA
Early Grant Co Kentucky Marriages and Bonds Kentucky County Records by Janet Pease Volume IV
ANNESS, Willaim S. and Julian Groves. Bond Date: 10 February, 1838 Bondsman: John N. Anness. John N. Anness made an oath that he believes that Julian Anness (sic) is 21 years of age because he says her brother Samuel who is younger than her, has been at least 2 years on the muster roll and was enrolled 1 year before that and his father had him taken off the list. Also that he has known her by sight since the year 1819 and that she then appeared to be 4 or 5 years old. Bond Book 1832-1838 page 92 Marriage Date: not recorded
Family Tree, Marriage Index 1720-1926 Sec III Ch 34
Grant County Kentucky Marriage
Julian Groves to William L. Annes February 10, 1838.
William and Julian had seven children. The first child, John W. Anness b. 1839 who married his first cousin, Laura Ann Groves, the daughter of James Groves, 3rd son of John and Priscilla.
Laura and John Anness had seven known children:Other children of William and Julian Anness:
(1) James William Anness who married Julia Roland.
They had nine children; Robert, Kate, Lenie, Bessie, Edgar, Newton, Kenneth, Emily and Charles Anness. Robert married Zela Turner, Kate Anness, the great granddaughter of James Groves marries the grandson of George and Mahala Groves, Enoch Bryant, son Julia Ann Groves. Lenie Anness married Charles Eckler, Bessie marries Noah Milner, Newton marries Elmo Courtney, Kenneth marries Ruby Bigg, Emily marries Iris Bigg, and Charles marries Loretta Goodman.
(2) Charles William Anness married his aunt, Elizabeth Groves. She was the daughter of George and Mahala Groves; They also had nine children: Lula, Lillie, Elmer, William, Robert, Charles, Goldie, Myrtle and Iva.
(3) Annie Anness married Charlie Dunn.
(4) Henry Clay Anness whose spouse is unknown.
(5) Susan Anness who married Jepetha Groves, the youngest son of George and Mahala They had least one son, Carl Groves.
(6) George Anness who married Willie Dungan. They had four children Opal, Richard, Daisy and Mary Anness. Opal married Joseph Groves grandson of George Groves and Mahala Wolfe, her second cousin. Daisy married Herman Laytart and Richard married Inez Tilton.
(7) Ben Thomas Anness married Lula Dunn. They had four children; Claude, Pauline, Gertrude and Thelma.
Henry Anness - born 1841
Charles Anness - 1843
George Anness - 1845
Missouri Anness - 1849
Priscilla Anness - 1857
married Pete New They had a least one daughter.
Groves, Samuel and Mildred Jane Tuggle, daughter of Nancy Potts (consent): 1844 July 30 surety, Fielding P. Wood. Consent of James Bybee, guardian of Milly Jane Tuggle. Age of Samue Groves proved by James M. Cooper.MILDRED JANE TUGGLE July 30, 1844 in Clark County, Kentucky, daughter of JOHN TUGGLE and NANCY ADAMS.
1850 Grant County Census, Page 297Their first son was John Groves b. in 1846, the 2nd son James Groves was born in 1847. Samuel is named executor to his dads estate in 1852 when John E. Groves dies of scarlatina the same year their 3rd son Daniel Tucker Groves, husband of Perlina Groves, was born. Daniel states on his marriage bond to Perlina that he was born in Estill County. Samuel Groves and his family are not listed in Grant County in 1860 or 1870. In 1880 he has returned to Grant County and has 7 additional children; Nancy, Andrew, George, Henry, Martha, Mary, Thomas and Edward Groves.
Samuel S. Groves 39 yrs
Milly J. 18 yrs
John W.? 4 yrs
James I? 2 yrs
George Groves -2nd born son of John Groves - father of Perlina Groves
John Groves,the 1st son of Samuel Groves, married Sarah as listed in the 1880 Estill county census. He is with his wife and three children and his brother Andrew Groves.
1880 Soundex Card for John Groves
Son of Samuel Groves,grandson of John E. Groves
- listed in Estill Co., Kentucky
James N. Groves Relocates to Oklahoma nothing else is known
Andrew Groves We know little about Andrew Groves other than he relocates to Arkansas according to his brother and his mothers obituary several years later.
Nancy Groves born in 1854 in Estill County was unknown to me until recently. I have no other information on her at this time.
Daniel Tucker Groves my 2nd great grandfather, husband of Perlina. See the Fourth Generation
George Groves marries Kate and has two girls; Myrtle and Naomi. Naomi married a Holden and is the informant on her fathers death certificate. George Groves, who was a railroad conductor, died in Florence KY in 1960 at the age of 96 yrs. He was a widow.
Henry Groves possibly remained a bachelor living in Boone County and died in Florence, Kentucky in 1943.
Martha Groves marries Frank Hennigan in 1895 in Grant County. She had one unnamed daughter in 1900 and a 2nd daughter in January of 1901. She apparently dies in childbirth of Brights disease and her child dies 6 months later in 1901. Her obituary indicates she leaves three children.
Mary Groves marries William Simpson Thomas in Grant County in 1888. They relocate to Clark County, home of her mother, and have four children; Catherine, Lettie, Gertrude and Charles. Several of her descendants are still in the Clark county area.
Thomas Groves marries Maude or Mary Childers and has two children; Zedman Groves and an unnamed daughter. They are listed in the 1900 Kentucky census.
Edward Groves who was not listed in the 1880 census but in his brothers obituary in 1913. He married Edith Cavanaugh.
GROVES, George and Rebecca McLAIN,Rebecca was the daughter of Jonathan and Susannah McLain who were both deceased at the time of her marriage. Rebecca and her siblings, Margaret and James were the legal wards of Lewis Kendall, and later Samuel Dunn husband of Susannah's sister Jane and Samuel McLain brother of Susannah McLain.
Bond Date: November 8, 1843
Bondsman Samuel MCLain.
Bond Book 1838-1847 page 103
Marriage Date: November 9, 1843
Grant Co, Kentucky
Grant County Records Volume IV
Rebecca and George had two known children who were listed with in the 1850 Harrison County census, William Noah Groves and Priscilla Groves.
1850 Harrison County Census District No. 2Notes for William Groves
George W. Groves 28 Yr. Farmer R Est $300
Rebecca 26 Yr
William N. 4 Yr
Priscilla 2 Yr
Walter Frank Groves born in 1874, who was known as Frank Groves, married Lena Hampton in 1893 who was the daughter G.W.Hampton of Harrison County. Their children were Ralph and Erm Groves. Erm married Fredda Davis in March 1914, in September of that same year she committed suicide. The daughter of Justin Davis was only 16 years old. The wife of Ralph Groves is unknown. Frank was divorced and remarried a second time to Agatha Brown possibly from Pennsylvania where he had relocated.
His sister, Hettie Groves died in 1896, before her twentieth birthday.
Luther Calvin Groves born in 1879, the 2nd son of William Noah Groves and Lucy Nelson, married Bertha Antrobus. They had three children Ellis, Lottie and Imogene. Ellis Nelson Groves married Martha Reider and died in 1979. Imogene Groves married Estell Prather and has 3 children.
Lucy Dunn married James Windings and had 6 children.
Bertha Dunn married William Hicks and had 12 children.
Catherine Dunn married Albert Doane and had 9 children.
Bessie Dunn married Hayden Martin and had 3 children.
Nancy Dunn married Charles Hamilton and had 2 children
Harry Dunn married Lula Martin and had two children.
The only other known child of George Groves and Rebecca McClain is Perlina Groves. On some documents, she is referred to as Paulina. She was born in 1852 after the 1850 census. She married her first cousin Daniel Tucker Groves. See Third Generation Notes.
After the death of Rebecca McClain, George Groves, the 3rd son of John and Priscilla Groves marries Mahala Wolfe in June of 1860.
Grant Co Ky Records Volume VII Janet Pease George W. Groves to Mahala Wolf Bond Date: 27 Jun 1860 Bondsman: William S. Anness Consent of John Wolf, gradfather of Mahala Wolf "or my ward as the case" Attest: William S. Anness The consent of the guardian of the lady was proved by the oath of W.S. Anness George W. Groves married Mahala Wolf at the house of Eliz'h Rogers by Jas J. Houes. Married 28 Jun 1860Mahala is the daughter of Benjamine Wolfe and Margaret Brissons of Harrison County. Her parents died when she was young. Her grandparents, John Wolfe and Rebecca Robinson of Harrison County raised Mahala and several siblings. 1870 Harrison County Census
George Groves 51 yrs Mahala 31 yrs Louis A. 9 yrs John 5 yrs Charles 3yrs Mardie E. 3 mos
George and Mahala had eight children.
Lewis Groves born in 1861 married Mary Plunkett in 1894 and had 5 children.
John Q. Groves born in 1862 and was married three times. His wives were Lizzie Wolfe who died in 1890, Nora Adams with whom he had at least one child, Hattie Groves who married Bill Hutchinson. In 1894 he married Minnie Jones. They had 12 children.
Charles Groves married Elizabeth Ellis and had two children.
Minnie Jones, wife of John Q. Groves, is the daughter of Leonard Jones and Jane Crawford and the granddaughter of Henry Harrison Jones. Several of their descendants have remained in the Grant, Boone, Harrison and Kenton County area. There children were Eva Groves who married Peter Straub, Mary Mettie Groves who married Benjamine Morgan in 1914, John W. Groves, Minnie Jane Groves who married John Baker, Mahala Groves who married Henry Pigg, Joseph T. Groves who married Opal Anness great granddaughter of Julian Groves Anness. Grover Groves who married Carrie Schuler, Jacob Groves, Christine Groves, Coley Groves who married Marie Mays, Lewis Groves, and Jepetha Groves.
ABSTRACTED CO COURT RECORDSMahala Groves b. 1839 listed in 1880 Harrison Co. Ky census as widow (divorced) Sheet 9 Line 1
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Division of Lands: Estate of John Wolf
land is given to Lewis Wolf; to Joel and Ann Barlow;
to Newton Wolf; to George and Permelia Gordon;
to Nancy and William Tate; to Rebecca Wolf, heir of Benjamin Wolf;
to L. W. Wolf, Nancy Wolfe, Richard Wolf, and Mahala and George
GROVES - also to heirs of Benjamin Wolf; to Barbara and John Martin.
30 Apr 1863. [Page 79]
7TH KENTUCKY CAVALRY (UNION) COMPANY D
GEORGE W. GROVES
Was enrolled June 28, 1862 at Williamstown, Kentucky as a private. Mustered out withcompany on July 10, 1865 at Edgefield, Tennessee. From Pension Record. Soliders Cert. #417,288 Syn "Metcalf Cavalry".
Williamstown CourierGeorge Groves died in September of 1890, two months after his marriage.He is buried in Nelson Family Cemetery in Corinth with his son William Groves and his sons wife, Lucy Jane Nelson. No dates are on his tombstone.
Vol I Par A
Groves, Geo W. married 7-24-1890 age 70
to Nancy Smalley age 26, liscense issued 21 July, 1890
Grant Co Ky RecordsSarah Indicut is listed as a widow and this maybe her married name. They are listed with a 3 year old son, James Groves, in the same year, which indicates this maybe also be a 2nd marriage for James Groves.
James Groves to Elizabeth Indacut
Bond Date: 05 Feb 1850
Bondsman: James J. Ross
The lady is a widow.
The gentlemen is of lawful age.
Married: 05 Feb 1850 (page 45)
1850 Grant County Census page 310 line 22James and Sarah are also listed in 1870 census with 4 children, 3 of them were born before 1850 when they were married. The following are the children of James and Sarah.
James Groves 23 yrs
Elizabeth Groves 30 yrs
James E. Groves 3 yrs
(NOTE: James and Elizabeth m. 1850 son possibly from previous marriage)
1860 GRANT CO KY CENSUS page 972
JAMES GROVES, 32, FARMER, BORN KY
Sarah E., 41, born TN
James G., 15, born OH
Laura, 5, born KY
Priscilla GROVES, 70, born VA
James G. Groves b.1846JAMES GROVES Civil War Veteran
Roxie Groves b. 1848
John Groves b.1849
Betty Groves b.1852
Laura Ann Groves born in 1854. She married John William Anness her first cousin, son of Julian Groves Anness.
Joe, Clara, and Minie Groves born 1858 to 1860
Grant County 1890 Special Census:Sarah dies August 3, 1897 and James is listed alone in the 1900 census. He is at thehome of his daughter, Laura Ann and her husband John Anness in the 1910 Harrison County census. Spouses of his other children are unknown. He dies March 13, 1913 andis buried at Raven Creek Cemetery in Harrison County next to his wife.
James Groves enlisted as a Private in Company F, 20th Kentucky Infantry November 16, 1861 and was discharged January 17, 1864.
Harrison county 1900 Census- Cason Precinct- June 17, 1900. James Groves -age 72 Widower-born June 1827 in Kentucky. both parents born in Virginia.
Harrison Conty 1910 Special Census: Union Veteran James Groves, age 83 widower resides with his daughter, Laura A. Anness an her husband, Union veteran John W. Anness.
COMPANY H 40TH KENTUCKY MOUNTED VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT
RAVEN CREEK CEMETERY
Harrison Co Kentucky
Born 12 Jun 1827
Died 13 Mar 1913
Sarah F. Groves
Born 20 Dec 1818
Died 03 Aug 1897
Wife of James Groves.
Elizabeth Groves - the 2nd daughter of John and Priscilla Groves
7. ELIZABETH GROVES (JOHN E(2) SAMUEL(1)
Elizabeth Groves was born in 1834 and listed in her fathers will in 1852 and in her mother's will in 1862. She is referredto as Elizabeth Younger. No marriage record or census data has been found for her under that name. She is beleived to be wife of MorganYoung listed in the Grant County census in the 1860 There is a Morgan Young with wife Elizabeth which is similar to her age. A Prissy Groves who is 65 years old is living with the family. There is no stated relationship. (This is not Elizabeth's mother who is living with her son, James Groves)
1860 Grant County CensusAddison Groves - the 6th son and John and Priscilla Groves
County of Grant of Kentucky
Post Office Cordovia
. Young, Morgan 35 M KY farmer
Elizabeth 23 F KY
Newton 6 M KY
James M. 4 M KY
John 3 M KY
Armilda 1 F KY
Groves, Prissey 65 F KY
ABSTRACTED CO COURT RECORDSWilliam Morgan is the son of Jeremiah Morgan. No other reference to Addison Groves has been found.
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Guardianship: Addison Johnson GROVES and John Harrison GROVES - orphans
of Jno. E. GROVES, dec'd, being over the age of 14 years, chose Wm. H.
Morgan as their guardian. Security: T. T. Thompson.
September 1852. [Page 33]
JOHN HARRISON(3) GROVES (JOHN E(2)SAMUEL(1) was born April 20, 1834 in Grant County, Kentucky65, and died June 14, 1898 in Grant County, Kentucky66. He married ELIZA JANE SWITZER October 24, 1854 in Harrison County, Ky67, daughter of SWITZER and CYNTHIA.
Groves, John and Louisa Jane Switzer. Bond #4743
Bond Date: 24 October 1854. Bondsman: Michael New
Certificate of his mother and guardian proven by Jno Groves
and consent of her father (given0 in person
H. Co. Bond Book 1854-1862, page 163
Marriage Date: not found in marraige books
Not found in Sutton Register
Louisa Jane Switzer is also known as Eliza Jane. She is the daughter of Cynthia Switzer who later married Michael New. John and Eliza Groves had eleven children.
Mary E. Groves and Roxie Groves who died at birth.
Missouri Ann Groves married James Brooks
William Henry Groves married Alice Faulkner.
Other children were: John A. Groves
Sarah E. Groves,
Eliza Groves married Benjamine Rulon,
Perry Groves married Francis Cunningham,
Lucy Groves married George Magee
Ulyseus Groves whose spouse is unknown
who also died at birth.
John H. Groves died in Grant County June 14, 1898 and is buried in the Groves Family Graveyardon the Wilbur McGill farm. His three children that died at birth are buried with him. His widow, Eliza Jane Switzer remarries G.W, Million in 1903.
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