Elisha Hurd Groves

Male5 November 1797–29 December 1867

Brief Life History of Elisha Hurd

When Elisha Hurd Groves was born on 5 November 1797, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Fredrick Groves, was 21 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Herd, was 22. He married Virginia Jane "Jennie" Boyd on 21 September 1820, in Nicholas, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Iron City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1850 and New Harmony, Washington, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1853. He died on 29 December 1867, in Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Toquerville Cemetery, Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Hurd Groves
Lucy Simmons
Marriage: 14 January 1836
Mary Leah Groves
John Simmons Groves
Samuel Elisha Groves
Patience Sibyl Groves
Sarah Matilda Groves
Lucy Maria Groves
Eveline Groves

Sources (43)

  • IMAGE 40 OF 76; Elisha H Groves, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Elisha Groovs, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Hurd Groves in entry for Lucy Moree Thompson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 January 1836Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (22)

    +17 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 3

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

    Age 4

    The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 22

    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. 

    Name Meaning

    English (London): variant of Grove , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Charles Shumway Conversion, from the history of Elisha Hurd Groves

    From the history of Elisha Hurd Groves The following story of a conversion by Elisha is reported by Eleh T. Shumway as told by Richard Franklin Shumway, son of Charles Shumway: After having his ow …

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