John Groff

4 April 1762–5 December 1846 (Age 84)
Holland, Netherlands

The Life Summary of John

John Groff was born on 4 April 1762, in Holland, Netherlands as the son of Johann Peter Graaf and Margaretha Bauman. He married Dorcas Blair on 19 June 1792, in Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 5 December 1846, in Hope, Hamilton, New York, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Willard Cemetery, Hope, Hamilton, New York, United States.

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John Groff
Dorcas Blair
Marriage: 19 June 1792

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World Events (8)

Age 14
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
Age 18
A four year war with England was fought.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Age 24
Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: from the personal name Grof, a reduced form of Gerolf.2 Hungarian: variant of Grof .

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

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Sources (3)

  • United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975;
  • John Groff, "Find A Grave Index"
  • U.S., Dutch Reformed Church Records from Selected States, 1660-1926

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