Milton Groover

1818–1880 (Age 62)
Franklin, Georgia, United States

The Life of Milton

When Milton Groover was born in 1818, in Franklin, Georgia, United States, his father, John Groover, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Willson, was 18. He married Susan Sommer on 22 June 1837, in Franklin, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Milton, Georgia, United States in 1880. He died after 1880, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 63.

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Milton Groover
Susan Sommer
Marriage: 22 June 1837
Raford J Groover
Martha C. Groover
S. E. Groover
John M. Groover
Peter Franklin Groover
Nancy Emma Groover

Spouse and Children

22 June 1837
Franklin, Georgia, United States


    Raford J Groover


    S. E. Groover


    John M. Groover


    Peter Franklin Groover


    Martha C. Groover


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Willson




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 14

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 17

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Gruber .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Milton Grover, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Milton Groover, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Milton Grover in entry for Peter F. Grover, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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