Biography of John H. Groat
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Groat, John H., was born in Montgomery county, December 11, 1843, and came to Orleans county in 1874. In 1878 he married Gertrude E., daughter of Edmund Griffin, and they have one son, Fred H., born in 1878. Mr. Groat's father was Jeremiah, of Cranesville, Montgomery county, born in 1805, and died in 1863, who married in 1832 Mary A. Horsfall. The father of Jeremiah was John L. Groat, of Cranesville, born in 1763, and died in 1845. He married first, in 1791, Sarah Miller, and second, in 1814, Margaret Von Hazen, nee Van Valkenburg. John L. was a son of Louis, of Cranesville, born in Rotterdam, Holland, in 1712, who died in 1794. He married in 1760 Elizabeth Van Epps. He was a son of Philip Groat, who came to America from Rotterdam and in 1716 made a purchase of lands near Cranesville, Montgomery county, N. Y. (See Simms' Frontiersman of New York).

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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