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Catherine America Groover (1854-1923)
Posted by: James Earl Swindell Date: May 05, 2001 at 09:22:37
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FOLLOW-UP INFORMATION is posted to add data that I have obtained on my great-grandmother Catherine America Groover's ancestors:

(1) The oldest Groover that I could find a record of in Groover Line to Arra Eneze Groover:
MICHAEL GRUBER and MAGDALENE AMOSES in the Gastein Valley of Austria lived with their four children. 1) Hans, 2) Michael, 3) Thomas, and 4) Peter Gruber.

(2) One of the four children a Son in Groover line to Arra Eneze Groover:
PETER GRUBER came to America by a strange act of fate. He apparently was one of those headed for Prussia until his group was persuaded by an English Agent in Memminger to alter their destinations for Georgia USA. They were people (Salzburgers) resisting what was in their opinion the corrupt Church of Rome. Peter Gruber Sr. married MARIA KROEHA MOSSHAMMER (a widow of Johnannes Mosshammer). They had two sons: 1) Peter Gruber, Jr., and 2) John Johnannes Gruber:

[Peter Gruber, Jr., (B 9-17-1738; D 9-23-1738) (This son had no family)]

(3) The other Son in Groover line to Arra Eneze Groover:
JOHN (Johnannes) GRUBER (B 1740; D 1780), married MARY MARIA KALCHE (B 1740; D 1810) the daughter of Ruprecht Kalcher and Margartha Gunter, on 6-4-1765. They had seven children as follows: 1) John Groover Jr., (B 3-4-1776; D 4-4-1836) married Hannah Hastings in 1790. 2) Solomon Groover (B 1-25-1769; D 12-3-1855) married Elizabeth Wise 11-29-1798. 3) Joshua Groover (B 8-1772; D 1802). 4) Charles Groover (B 1775; D 11-11-1825) married Sarah Reiser 12-24-1810. 5) David Groover (B:1777 Effingham Co, GA;D:5-15-1846 Bulloch Co, GA) married Martha Sheffield on 5-17-1807. 6) William Groover (B: 12-30-1778;D: 1854) married Sarah Miller on 12-24-1807. 7) Elizabeth Groover (B: 1790) married Henry Wise on 5-2-1804.

(4) Son in Groover line to Arra Eneze Groover:
David Groover and Martha Sheffield, they had seven children: 1) Joshua Groover (B 8-5-1799 Bulloch Co Ga; D 9-25-1884 Columbia Co Fla) married first Amy Rowe (B 5-5-1805 Bulloch Co Ga) 2-10-1825 and then married second Elizabeth ......(B 1812; D 1887) sometime after 1869. 2) Enoch Groover (B-1802 Bulloch Co Ga) married Elizabeth...... 3) David M. Groover (B-1809 Bulloch Co Ga) married Elizabeth Sheffield 7-20-1851. 4) Christopher Columbus Groover (B-1813 Bulloch Co Ga) married Nancy...... 5) Jane Groover (B 11-15-1815 Bulloch Co Ga; D 7-1904) married James Burton Rushing. 6) Honor Groover (B 11-15-1818 Bulloch Co Ga; D 3-22-1882 Bulloch Co Ga) first married James Dickerson on 9-26-1833, and then second married Patrick White. 7) Mahala Groover married Fredrick Millen 2-13-1823.

(5) Son in Groover line to Arra Eneze Groover:
JOSHUA GROOVER (B 8-5-1799 Bulloch Co Ga; D 9-25-1884 Columbia Co Fla) married first Amy Rowe (B 5-5-1805 Bulloch Co Ga) 2-10-1825 and then married second Elizabeth__?___(B 1812; D 1887) sometime after 1869. Descendant children are: 1) James William Groover, (CSA), (B 3-18-1825 Bulloch Co Ga; D 3-12-1909 Glennville Tattnall Co Ga) was married to Elizabeth Davis (B 3-12-1821; D 3-5-1908 Glennville Tattnall Co GA) on 7-25-1844. 2) Nancy Groover (B-1827 Bulloch Co GA) married William D. Robinson 2-29-1844. 3) Charles A. Groover (B 1829 Bulloch Go GA; D 12-20-1873) married Rebecca Robinson 8-13-1851. 4) David Groover (B-1830 Bulloch Co GA). 5) Solomon Groover, (B 12-1835 Bulloch Co GA) married first Martha Stanfield and married second Ameliga M. Dennison. 6) Coleman Groover, (CSA), (B-1836 Tattnall Co GA) married Lydia Douglas. 7) Henry C. Groover (B 10-19-1837 Tattnall Co GA; D 12-20-1894 Tattnall Co GA) married Nancy Smith 11-18-1856. 8) Rhoyand Joseph Groover (B 5-9-1839 Tattnall Co GA; D 12-30-1913 Columbia Co Fl) married Julia Ann Douglas.

(6) Son in Groover line to Arra Eneze Groover:
JAMES WILLIAM GROOVER & ELIZABETH DAVIS. They had eight children: 1) Nancy Groover (B-1847 Tattnall Co Ga). 2) Charles Allen Groover (B 2-2-1848 Tattnall Co Ga; D 8-23-1916 Tattnall Co Ga) first married Julia Ann Zorne and second married Frances Evaline DeLoach daughter of Hardy DeLoach. 3) Jane Groover (B-1851 Tattnall Co Ga). 4) CATHERINE AMERICA GROOVER (B 5-18-1854 Tattnall Co Ga; D 1-15-1923 Tattnall Co Ga). (Catherine America’s descendants Listed Below) 5) Mary Groover (B-1857 Tattnall Co Ga). 6) Evaline Groover (B-1858 Tattnall Co Ga). 7) Rebecca Groover (B-1861 Tattnall Co Ga). 8) Queen Anna Groover (B-1863 Tattnall Co Ga) married William Busby 5-9-1880.

(7) Daughter in line to Arra Ineze Groover:
CATHERINE AMERICA GROOVER . Catherine is the mother of six children: 1) Evaline “Donnie” Groover, married Wayne Waters of Tattnall County. 2) ARRA ENEZE GROOVER (B 4-3-1876 Tattnall Co Ga; D 6-18-1956 Long Co Ga) was married to SHELTON ISAIAH DeLOACH (B 8-4-1879 Tattnall Co Ga; D 3-5-1957 Long Co Ga) a son of Henry Hardy DeLoach and Mary Ann Todd, on 1-5-1904. 3) O. E. Groover (B-1877). 4) Laura Virginia "Polly" Groover (B: 06/19/1881; D: 04/01/1936) married David C. Wells (B:03/30/1863; D: 05/11/1928). 5) Carson Groover (B 7-13-1889; D 1-3-1968) married Mary Jane Cooley. 6) Rosa Jane "Janie" Groover (B 12-1894; D 1934) married Mark D. Dukes. (Catherine America Groover married a Bice or Brice Wilks in Long County, GA sometime after her children were grown.)

(I have some additional information on Catherine America Groover and complete information on Arra Eneze Groover and Shelton Isaiah DeLoach's descendants.)


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