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Thomas Grover monument in Farmington, Utah cemetery.

T. Grover marker

A brief synopsis of Thomas Grover’s life.

Grover, Thomas. Son of Thomas Grover and Polly Spaulding. Born 22 July 1807 at Whitehall, Washington County, New York. Employed as cabin boy on Erie Canal about 1819. Later became captain of boat. Married Caroline Whiting 1828. Seven children: Jane, Emeline, Mary E., Adeline, Caroline, Eliza Ann, and Emma. Moved to Freedom, New York, in early 1830s. Baptized by Warren A. Cowdery September 1834. Moved to Kirtland by 1835. Appointed to be ordained elder 2 January 1836. Ordained high priest January 1836. Appointed member of Kirtland high council 13 January 1836. Moved to Far West, Missouri, by December 1836. Appointed member of Far West high council 1 August 1837. Expelled from Missouri 1839. Moved to Nauvoo 1839. Appointed member of Nauvoo high council 6 October 1839. Wife, Caroline, died October 1840. Married Carolina Eliza Nickerson 20 February 1841. Four children: Percia Corneha, Marshall, Leonard, and Data. Later divorced. Member of Nauvoo Legion 1841. Mission to southern states from about June to October 1841. Another mission from about September 1842 to January 1843; area unknown. Assisted in rescuing Prophet from Dixon arrest 1843. Mission to Michigan 1844. Married Hannah Tupper 17 December 1844. Fifteen children: Thomas, Hannah, Joel, Pauline, Jedediah Morgan Grant, James, Evelyn, Hyrum Smith, Silas, Josephine, Jerome, Maria Louisa, Ezra, John Ladd, 2nd Charles Coulson Rich. Received endowment 15 December 1845. Married Lodoiska Tupper 20 January 1846. Seven children: Lucy, Moroni, Jacob, Napoleon, Edward Partridge, Inez, and Don Carlos. Left Nauvoo February 1846. Arrived in Council Bluffs 23 July 1846. Appointed member of Council Bluffs high council 21 July 1846. Did not accept calling. Appointed member of “Municipal High Council” in Cutler’s Park 9 August 1846. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley 3 October 1847. Moved to Centerville in spring of 1848. Moved to Farmington, Utah, about fall of 1848. To California 1848-49. Traveled to Missouri 1850 to purchase cattle. Returned to Salt Lake area in spring of 1853 with 150 head of cattle. Resided in Farmington remainder of life. Member of Utah Legislature. Probate judge of Davis County. Married Elizabeth Walker 1856. Nine children: Clara, Walter L., Nettie, Zeruah, Enoch, Pollie, Alima Fredrick, Samuel, Lafayette. Married Emma Walker in 1857. Nine children: Keturah, Rosella, Henry A., Amy Blanche, Vernisha, William Frank, Abner, David, and Albert Isaiah. Assisted emigrating Saints from Missouri River 1861. Mission to eastern states 1874-75. Died 19 February 1886 at Farmington, Davis County, Utah. [Cook]

Lots of journal accounts of Thomas Grover

This is an entry on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website that lists when Thomas Grover came to Salt Lake, and a list of personal journal entries that included his name or references to him.  Check it out.,15791,4018-1-398,00.html

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Welcome.  Thomas Grover is my fourth great – maternal – grandfather.  We will be celebrating his 200th birthday in 2007 and I thought it about time to have some information about this great man on the web.  So here goes… I am new to this blogging thing, but I am learning.  I will add as much of his history as I have and some pictures of him, his grave and headstone and other tidbits of info I have come across.  If you find this site in your search for your heritage… please leave a note and tell me how you are related to Thomas (if you are-I know there are lots of you out there) and what information in which you might be interested.