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Jacob Grove

Male 1737 - 1819  (82 years)


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  • Name Jacob Grove 
    Born 4 Jun 1737  Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Aug 1819  Sharpsburg, Washington County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Reform Church Yd, Sharpsburg, Washington County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I286  Carl
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Father Hans Graf, Jr.,   b. Abt 1697-1698, Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1780, Keedysville, Washington County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Carpenter,   b. Abt 1716,   bur. Keedysville, Washington County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Staley,   b. Mar 1742,   d. 26 Sep 1833, Sharpsburg, Washington County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Married 1758 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Grove,   b. 27 Nov 1759,   d. Sep 1838, Greenwood Twp., Perry County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. John Grove,   b. 2 May 1761, York, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1811, Fayette County, German Twp., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     3. Jacob Grove,   b. 25 Jun 1763
     4. Henry Grove,   b. Jan 1765,   d. 20 Jan 1840  (Age ~ 75 years)
     5. Peter Grove,   b. 12 Jan 1767,   d. Nov 1823, Martinsburg, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     6. Stephen Grove,   b. Nov 1770,   d. 20 Nov 1818  (Age ~ 48 years)
     7. Catherine Grove,   b. 4 Mar 1773,   d. 1825, Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     8. Philip Grove,   b. 16 Apr 1775,   d. 13 Jun 1841, Keedysville, Washington County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     9. Paul Grove,   b. Jan 1777,   d. Aft 1837, Canal Dover, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F169  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Tombstone, Old Reformed Graveyard, Sharpsburg, MD "Jacob
      Graff--Stop pasenger as you pass by what you are now
      so wants was i what i am now soon must be
      prepare yourself to follow me"
      "DESCENDANTS OF HANS GRAF" by Lindsey M. Brien (handtyped book at
      Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN, 1966) "Jacob Graf, oldest
      son of Hans Jr...was a physician and man of prominence in the locality
      in which he lived. He came to Maryland in 1765 and signed the Oath of
      Fidelity and Support to the State of Maryland in 1778. He also in
      1780 lent the sum of $500 for the use of the State of Maryland (See
      Md. Archives, Vol XLIII, p. 520)" (The following is also contained
      in the Brien book--a letter from Mary French to Kate W. Grove, Sep.
      15, 1881) "Dear Niece, ....You wanted to know something about
      the Hans Graff family. I have had several sick spells and I can't
      recollect like I use to but I can recollect hearing my father say that
      my grandfather (Jacob Graff) was is the Revolutionary War the whole
      seven years of my Uncle John and Peter were out the same time. My
      father (Henry Grove, son of Jacob Grove/Graf) was learning trade at
      Little York, he learned Whites smith trade. He made all kinds of
      instruments for the war. I have heard him say that the hardest battle
      was on Graff's run and that they could walk across on the dead men.
      The battle was 9 miles from my grandfather's mill and grandmother
      tended the mill...Hans Graff fled from his home on account of
      religion...They were a religious people called the Mennonite, they
      were persecuted and came to America where they could worship God in
      their way. My grandfather, Jacob Graff, was a Presbyterian and they
      all descended from the Mennonites. My grandfather sold his
      possessions ans bought in Hagerstown and bought a mill 8 miles from
      Hagerstown, there he lived and died, he died at the age of 88 years.
      My grandmother died at the age of 88 years, the same as my
      grandfather. John Graff was the son of Hans Graff, my grandfather's
      father...."
      Flags: Millitary=Y, Rev. War=Y