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Aaron C. Grover

Aaron C. Grover was born in Cayuga County , New York in 1802 and died in Wood County, Ohio October 24, 1874. his wife, Mary Ann (Davis) Grover, also born in 1802 in New York, preceded her husband in death in 1871, Wood County, Ohio.

Aaron was counted for the first time in the 1830 census of Livingston County, New York. He married Mary Ann Davis, a native of New York about 1825 and together they raised a family of eight children, Louisa L. Grover born 1826, New York; Boy Grover born about 1827, New York; Sylvester Aaron Grover born 1829, Livingston County, New York, died as a Union Soldier in the 2nd Battle of Bull Run during the Civil War; Mary B. Grover born 1833, New York; William C. Grover born July 22, 1835, Delaware County, New York; George Montreville Grover born 1837, Green Springs, Sandusky County, Ohio; Hannah Grover born 1839, Orange Township, Delaware County, Ohio; Charlotte M. Grover born 1842, Lewis Center, Delaware County, Ohio.

Aaron and his family moved to Ohio about 1836 and made their home in Delaware County, Ohio until about 1865, when Aaron and Mary Ann moved to Wood County, Ohio living with their daughter Charlotte (Grover) Bliven and near their son, George Montreville Grover. He maintained his ministry through those 40 years.

Memoirs of Deceased Christian Ministers; or, Brief Sketches of the Lives and Labors of 975 Ministers Who Died Between 1793 and 1880, edited by Rev . E. W. Humphreys, and published by the Christian Publishing Association in Dayton, Ohio, 1880. Here is a brief entry for Aaron C. Grover.

"Elder Grover, for many years, was a prominent minister in Northern Ohio, and Michigan. He was born in the State of New York, in 1802, commenced preaching in 1834, died at the house of his son, in Wood County, Ohio, October 24, 1874."

-- Contributed by Joan (Grover) Pearson