Biography of Benjamin Grover

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Benjamin Grover was born in Bennington, Wyoming Co., N. Y., Feb. 9, 1826. He was an adopted son of Benjamin and Mabel Grover, and passed his boyhood and early days of his manhood in thatsection. He married, in 1851, in Darien, Genesee Co., N. Y., Miss Mary M., daughter of Sebra and Dora Weaver, who had removed with her parents from Wellington, Tolland Co., Conn., in 1828. She was born Feb. 2, 1827. In September, 1853, Mr. Grover came to Dorr, Allegan Co., all this section being then a wilderness, and the woods the abode of all kinds of wild animals. He purchased first eighty acres, upon which his widow still resides; he afterwards added one hundred and twenty acres, which is now in possession of their son. Mr. and Mrs. Grover were the parents of the following children Flora A., born Oct. 13, 1851; died Feb. 17, 1865. Jerome A., born Nov. 3, 1852; married Caroline Burgman Jan. 1, 1876. George C., born Feb. 18, 1853; died March 17, 1854. Infant son, born and died Dec. 22, 1857. Delew B. Grover, born Oct. 14, 1860; died June 15, 1867. Mary C. Grover, born July 16, 1867; died Aug. 26,1867.

Benjamin Grover was not a member of any church, believing that to the just and those willing and ready to be judged and meet their God, no other creed or baptism was necessary. His death occurred Feb. 9, 1875. He was much respected as a neighbor, citizen, and man in the community in which he lived. Mrs. Mary M. Grover is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


From:
History of Allegan and Berry Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Their Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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