Groves Family Genealogy
Groves Family Genealogy

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1. Phillp Groves - was born about 1805 in Va.
Phillp married Jane E..

Phillp -

Census: 1860 Licking, Blackford CO., Indiana
name ageoccupation born in  
Phillip Groves 55 Farmer Va
Jane E Groves 40 Va  
John Groves 16 Ind  
Jonathan Groves 13 Ind  
Aaron Groves 9 Ind  
Henry K Groves 6 Ind  
Isaih C Groves 4 Ind  
Eveline P Groves 1 Ind  
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Aaron Groves was born about 1851 in In and died in Hartford City, Blackford Co. in . See #2. below.
ii.  Isiah C. Groves was born in 1853/1854 in Indiana.

Isiah - occupation: Blacksmith -
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2. Aaron Groves - was born about 1851 in In and died in Hartford City, Blackford Co. in . He was the son of Phillp Groves.
Aaron married Samantha Turner.

Aaron - occupation: Blacksmith - Lived with his employer in Hertford City in 1870

1870 Census Hartford, Blackford, Indiana
John Moran 31 Blacksmith La
Aaron Groves 20 Affiliate Blacksmith In

1880 Census Hartford, Blackford, Indiana
name relation age born in occupation father born mother born  
Aaron Groves self 29 IN Blacksmith PA PA  
Samantha Groves wife 28 IN   OH IN  
Bessie E. Groves dau 7 mos IN        
Isiah C. Groves brother 24 IN Blacksmith PA:PA    

Was a member of Hartford City Lodge, No. 262, I. O. O. F., in 1887,
Aaron Groves and S. E. Groves had a farm of 80 acres in Jackson Tp, Hartfor City, in 1895 (Hartford City and Montpelier, Indiana Directory, 1895 Record)

From: Shanda Solomon Jun 1999

Bessie Groves Clamme was born and died in Blackford County. She married John Clamme, brother to my great grandfather. Bessie's father was Aaron Groves, her mother Samantha Turner. I believe that Aaron had a few brothers, Lew, Hen or Henry, and John.
I believe that most of Aaron's brother's lived in surrounding counties, not necessarily Blackford. I think that his parents are buried next to him in the old IOOF cemetery there in Hartford City, but the marker just says, _Mother and Father_, so it's hard to tell.
(The Groves Family)
(Sources: - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Bessie E. Groves was born on 22 Oct 1879 in Blackford Co., in and died on 8 Sep 1935 in Blackford Co., in and was buried in Ioof Cemetary, Hartford City, Indiana .
Bessie married John Henry Clamme on 25 Jan 1902. John was born on 12 Sep 1876 in Blackford Co., in. He was the son of Pierre Clamme and Elizabeth Spyre. He died on 4 Feb 1937 in Blackford Co., in and was buried in Ioof Cemetary, Hartford City, Indiana .

Bessie - Some of the information on Bessie Groves and John Henry Clamme was provided by William E. Groves, PhD, CDP. He, like James M. Smith, are descended from Bessie Groves, James from the Clammes and William from the Groves line. (ADH) "Bessie (Groves) Clamme's daughter Rosemary relates that Bessie died from "bloating." Her husband John had just returned home from the Indiana State Fair and brought a very large prize winning water melon which he had been given by on of the exhibitors at the fair. Rosemary shared part of it and then had to leave to go to Fort Wayne, Indiana where she was to begin classes at Indiana Business College. She had just arrived there when she received a call to return home immediately. Apparently stomach gas had developed from eating so much of the melon. Not being able to relieve the pressure it ultimately caused her heart to fail." - James Melvin Smith, in an e-mail to William E. Groves, 3-4-02. (2002)
See Blackford Co. Website
See Clamme family for children.
ii.  Jesse E Groves was born on 13 Oct 1884 in Blackford Co., Ind.
Jesse married Nora Jarnagin on 14 Nov 1903 in Delaware County, Ind.. Nora was born on 13 Nov 1887 in Delaware County, Ind.. She is the daughter of James A Jarnagin.

Jesse -

Groves/Jesse-Nora-Groves.JPG Golden Wedding Anniversary

Golden Wedding Anniversary

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Image of Aarn Groves, Samantha, Bessie and Jessie

Aarn Groves, Samantha, Bessie and Jessie

courtesy Jack Smith. Image taken: Feb. 14, 1903.
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Image of Jesse and Nora Groves

Jesse and Nora Groves

courtesy of Jack Smith
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