Amos Groom

Male5 February 1803–17 April 1882

Brief Life History of Amos

When Amos Groom was born on 5 February 1803, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, his father, Isaac Groom, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Griffith, was 21. He married Nancy Mitchell on 2 December 1823, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Liberty Township, Clay, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Kearney, Clay, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 17 April 1882, in Clay, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States.

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Amos Groom
Sarah Chaney
Marriage: 5 August 1834
Robert Franklin Grooms
Hannah Elizabeth Groom
James D. Groom
Amanda Groom
Mary Jane Grooms
Jacob Groom
Susan Grooms
Florinda Grooms
Isaac Groom
Thomas Groom

Sources (23)

  • Amos Grooms, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amos Grooms, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Amos Groom, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 August 1834Clay, Missouri, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

    Age 9

    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 22

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a servant or a shepherd, from Middle English grōm(e) ‘boy, servant’ (of uncertain origin), which in some places was specialized to mean ‘shepherd’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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