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Mildred Jane Tuggle and Samuel Groves
2nd great grandparents of Harold Groves


Samuel Groves the 1st son of John and Priscilla Groves and father of Daniel Groves, was born in 1819 in Grant Co., Kentucky. He returns to Clark and Estill County, home of his mothers family.

He married Mildred Jane Tuggle in 1844 in Clark County.   Mildred is the daughter of John Tuggle and Nancy Adams from Estill County.  In 1848 Mildred and Samuel sold land in Clark County.

They are listed on the 1850 Grant County census with two of their children.  Their 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. Another daughter, Nancy Groves is also born in Estill County in 1854.

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 6 additional children; Andrew, George, Henry, Martha, Mary and Thomas Groves

The 1st son of Samuel Groves, John Groves married Sarah as listed in the 1880 Estill county census. He is with his wife and three children and his brother Andrew Groves. Little is known about Andrew Groves other than he relocates to Arkansas according to his brother and his mothers obituary several years later.

George Groves marries Kate and have 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.

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There is a contradiction in the obit of Mildred Jane Groves. The heading states she is 82 but the body of the article states she is 92. The age of 92 is supported by her death certificate and census records. The son listed as "Harry" is "Henry".


The death certificate of Mildred (Jane) Groves has several errors, including the name of her parents, which was provided by her daughter. It is widely accepted that death certificates are the least accurate as the principal is no longer able to provide information.

The children surviving Mildred Jane Tuggle and Samuel Groves



The surviving children of Mildred and Samuel Groves, are believed to be Mary Groves Thomas, Edward Groves, George Groves (behind Mary.), Henry Groves, Andy Groves, and James Groves. Other than Mary and George, we do not know the identity of each individual in the picture. The date of the photo is unknown but Mary was the last to die in 1963. The first documented death of the six listed children is Henry's death in 1943 so the photo was taken before 1943.The remaining 5 children all proceeded their mother in death, including Harold's great grandfather, Daniel Tucker Groves. He died in an accidental shooting in Springfield, Ill. in 1913, the year before his mother.

If you can identify the other siblings in this picture or descended from them, please email me, Sandra Burbridge. This photo was generously provided by the grandson of Julius Caesar Groves, our great uncle. We thank him so much for sharing.

Descendant outline:
 1   Mildred Jane Tuggle 1832 - 1914
..  +Samuel S. Groves 1818 - 1913
. 2   John W. Groves 1846 - 1910
.....  +Sarah Elizabeth Hopper 1849 - 1909
..... 3   Sarah Mildred Groves 1868 - 1950
.........  +Asa Witt
..... 3   Ellen Groves 1870 - 1955
..... 3   Silas Groves 1872 - 1942
.........  +Eliza Masters
..... 3   Margaret J. Groves 1874 - 1956
..... 3   Joseph B. Groves 1879 - 1879
..... 3   Annie Groves 1878 - 1908
.........  +Grant Rainey
......... 4   Gordon Rainey 1897 -
......... 4   Johnnie Rainey 1900 -
......... 4   Helen Rainey 1903 -
.....  *2nd Husband of Annie Groves:
.........  +Blanton
..... 3   Robert Thomas Groves 1881 - 1961
.........  +Emma Wilhemenia Howe 1890 - 1972
......... 4   Robert Roy Groves 1919 - 1978
.............  +Julia Irene O'Donnell 1921 -
. 2   James N. Groves 1847 - 1914
. 2   Daniel Tucker Groves 1852 - 1913
.....  +Perlina Groves 1852 - 1900
..... 3   Robert Lee Groves 1876 -
..... 3   William Groves 1878 - 1946
.........  +Vandelia M. Miller 1897 - 1951
......... 4   Harold William Groves 1920 - 1997
.............  +Vivian Davis 1920 - 1986
.........  *2nd Wife of Harold William Groves:
.............  +Dina Fay Stratman 1924 - 1987
.........  *3rd Wife of Harold William Groves:
.............  +Connie - 1988
..... 3   Annie Groves 1880 -
..... 3   Julius Caesar Groves 1889 - 1948
.........  +Martha Emaline Edmonds 1891 - 1946
......... 4   Mary Edna Groves 1912 - 1997
.............  +Raymond Thurston Cox 1912 - 1988
......... 4   Cora Groves 1915 - 1997
.............  +Frank Symons
.........  *2nd Husband of Cora Groves:
.............  +Hunt - 1945
......... 4   Roy Julius Groves 1918 -
......... 4   Robert Irving Groves 1922 -
.............  +Phyllis Corelli 1925 -
. 2   Nancy Groves 1854 - 1914
. 2   Anderson Groves 1862 - 1914
.....  +Mary
. 2   George W. Groves 1864 - 1960
.....  +Kate W. 1872 -
..... 3   Naomi Groves
.........  +Holden
......... 4   Donna Holden
......... 4   Madelyn Holden
..... 3   Myrtle Groves 1896 -
. 2   Henry Groves 1867 - 1943
. 2   Martha Groves 1868 - 1901
.....  +Frank Hennegen 1866 - 1901
..... 3   Infant Hennegen 1900 - 1901
..... 3   Infant Hennegen 1901 -
..... 3   Infant Hennegen
. 2   Mary Jane Groves 1870 - 1963
.....  +William Simpson Thomas 1867 - 1963
..... 3   Katherine Thomas 1889 -
.........  +Claude Johnson
..... 3   Lettie Thomas 1892 - 1894
..... 3   Gertrude Thomas 1894 - 1947
.........  +John F. Johnson
......... 4   Betty Johnson 1926 -
......... 4   Reba Johnson
.............  +Warner
..... 3   Charles Ray Thomas 1896 - 1974
.........  +Lelia Belle Arbough 1907 -
......... 4   Norma Thomas 1927 -
.............  +Nathan Francis Lipscomb
......... 4   Harvey Simpson Thomas 1931 -
.............  +Roxie Irene Radar 1926 -
......... 4   Charles Thomas Jr 1936 -
.............  +Patty Ryan Ralston 1941 - 1995
......... 4   Russell Thomas 1939 -
.............  +Wilma Jean Tate
......... 4   Linda Thomas 1947 -
.............  +Ronald Martin Richards 1947 -
......... 4   Ronald Dean Thomas 1950 -
.............  +Phyllis Jean Strange
. 2   Thomas Groves 1873 -
.....  +Maude Childers 1879 -
..... 3   Zedman B Groves 1898 -
..... 3   Daughter Groves 1899 -
. 2   Edward G. Groves 1869 - 1914
.....  +Edith Cavanaugh 1874 -



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