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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.


  1. Bruce F. Grover wrote:

    I am the son of Roscoe E. Grover who was the son of Claude Raymond Grover who was the son of Napolean Grover who was the son of Thomas Grover thru Laduska Tupper.

    Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 8:35 pm | Permalink
  2. Hey all!

    How do I become a perma blogger on this site?

    My name is Thomas Reed Grover, I am the great-great-great-great grandson of Thomas Grover.

    Friday, December 8, 2006 at 10:54 am | Permalink
  3. Karen Grover Erickso wrote:

    Thomas Grover is my Great-great-grandfather and I would like to learn more about him. Although my father has done a lot of genealogy, I haven’t done much myself. I feel very fortunate to have one of the GROVER BOOKS because my Dad helped with it. I’d love to see an updated edition published, but it would be a monumental task! I live in Arizona and you can email me at


    Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 8:58 pm | Permalink
  4. Reo Grover wrote:

    Hey, Thomas Grover was my Great Great Great Grand father. My family has a few books on him and I just thought it would by fun to look him up on the internet.
    oh just incase you don’t know look up,
    d&c 124; 132

    Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 12:13 pm | Permalink
  5. Cynthia Grover wrote:

    Thomas Grover was my Great Great Grandfather, through Joel F., and Joel Grover to Thomas G, b. 1807.

    Tell me what you know about the Grover properties in Nephi. Bishop Joel Grover was to have established several farms, ranches and businesses there.

    Do you know any details about the outfall of both Thomas’s death, and his son Joel’s death within weeks of each other in the same year.

    I have both of J.P’s books (the grover books). I am niece of J.P. Grover (Joel Perkes Grover).

    Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 6:31 pm | Permalink
  6. Cynthia Grover wrote:

    Whoops … I’m related to Thomas Grover 1807-1886 and his wife Hannah Tupper, not Luduska Tupper (sister to Hannah, and another wife of Thomas b. 1807). And by my notes, Roscoe E Grover, is Roscoe Everett Grover, 1914-1977 Nephi, son of Joel Grover 1849-1886, brother of Joel Franklin Grover. Do I have inaccurate information?

    Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 6:39 pm | Permalink
  7. Amy Grover Kim wrote:

    Noticed that there hasn’t been an entry since Feb 13, 2007. Is this site still active? Thomas Grover was my great great great (holy cow I can’t remember how many greats) Grandfather too. Was interested in seeing the picture of the gravesite mentioned. My father has a “Grover Book” also. Would be great to have a new updated and corrected one done if anyone ever is brave enough to take on the task. I know there are errors in the old one. Well, hello to all you extended family out there. I’m from the Tupper line.

    Friday, October 26, 2007 at 3:48 pm | Permalink
  8. Bryan Hutchison wrote:

    Hello. I am a distant descendant of Thomas Grover, although I don’t know how exactly (my dad told me I was).

    I am doing a research paper on Thomas Grover and would love and appreciate any help I can get about sources of information about him and his life. If anyone could send me some pointers (perhaps titles of books or places I could look). My email is

    Thank you.

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 12:26 pm | Permalink
  9. Bryan Hutchison wrote:

    I was wondering if anyone knows of any existing diary’s of either of Thomas’ wives or children? I am looking for more information to do a research paper. Thanks.

    Friday, December 7, 2007 at 4:46 pm | Permalink
  10. Cynthia Grover wrote:

    Errors in the Grover book. Please post what they are, or let me know. I’ll keep a record. I’d like the errors to be corrected also. J.P. did the best he could (author) but he was only human like the rest of us. In addition there’s a couple of well known Grover genealogists around who should be updated about any errors.

    Monday, February 11, 2008 at 2:28 pm | Permalink
  11. Derek Garr wrote:

    I am the son of Melody Grover and grandson of Raymond Grover and great grandson of Ralf Grover and great great from Napoleon and great great great from Thomas, this is a an awesome website i would to learn more about, i am proud of my long American ancestry and would like to know more. SEMPER FI!!!!!

    Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 7:18 pm | Permalink
  12. Bruce F. Grover wrote:

    Cynthia, My father is Roscoe E Grover “Initial Only” and is the son of Claude Raymond Grover. I also have a Grover book and would like to see updates and corrections. I don’t see it being possible to duplicate the original because of the sheer number of people involved today but, at least cover corrections and any additional info that has surfaced in the last almost 40 years.

    Derek Garr,
    Are you a great grandson of Ralph Grover and Voylet Justesen?

    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 3:49 pm | Permalink
  13. I am a great, great grandson of Thomas Grover – line is son Thomas Grover, Jr, son of Hannah Tupper, his daughter Adelgunda Grover who married Alfred John Hemming, her seventh son Freeman Grover Hemming. Several of Thomas Grover, Jr.’s children moved to eastern Idaho at the end of the Nineteenth Century – including Tom Grover, Wells Grover, Evelyn Grover Worlton, Adelgunda Grover Hemming and Hannah Grover Hegsted. Most settled originally in Salem, Idaho. This kindred was born and raised Farmington, Utah and Morgan, Utah. I am interested in any histories – beyond those already published in the Grover Genealogy book published by Joel Grover and others about 30 years ago.

    Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 5:40 am | Permalink
  14. Joseph R. McGill wrote:

    Hello cousins! I am not descended from Thomas Grover, but his wives Hannah and Loduska (Lodoiska) Tupper were both sisters to my G-G-G Grandfather Ezra Ladd Tupper. They were all born in Parishville, NY, which is where I now live. I have much info to share on the Tupper family to anyone who is interested. I am also VERY interested in copies of any old Tupper photos if there are any out there. Please e-mail me at josephm73 at!

    Monday, April 28, 2008 at 4:44 pm | Permalink
  15. Charles Randall wrote:

    I am the great great great grandson of Thomas Grover through Caroline Grover the 5th daughter of Thomas and Caroline Whiting Grover from New York. My great great grandmother Caroline was born in Far West, Missouri and was with the family on their flight to Nauvoo in 1838, the flight out of Nauvoo in 1846 and the arrival in Salt Lake in 1850. She lived in Idaho Falls, Stevensville and died in Palouse, Washington in 1930. Her Daughter Georgieanna Heath married a Civil War veteran and moved out to Washington to homestead.

    Monday, May 12, 2008 at 4:15 pm | Permalink
  16. Deborah Ray wrote:

    Thomas Grover was my Great Great Great Grandfather through Caroline Nickerson. My grandfather Glenn Grover passed away August 2007 and was our link to the Grover family news. I love this blog and love reading about our great ancestors! Does anyone know what happened to the original headstone of Thomas Grovers’ or have a photo of it? I would love it!

    Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 10:52 am | Permalink
  17. RMKathy Grover Gibbs wrote:

    Hi Family!
    I am the daughter of Joel Sterling Grover (and Benita Ramirez), son of Leo Thomas Grover (and Lizzy Wilding), son of Thomas Martin Grover (and Isabella Hogge), son of Thomas Grover (and Elizabeth Heiner)son of Thomas Grover (and Hannah Tupper).
    Cynthia – I have some of the corrections for the Grover book for my line and generation. I have to get the copy of the book from my dad and can fill in some of the info. Am happy to e-mail if you are interested.

    Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 7:15 pm | Permalink
  18. Rhonda L. Wunder wrote:

    Hi, my name is Rhonda Wunder. I am also a descendent of Thomas Grover. He was my great great grandfather and his wife Caroline Nickerson. My great grandfather Marshall Hubbard Grover was born on the trail to Salt Lake in September 1846. They had to turn back to Nauvoo I believe. Marshall later moved to Eastern Idaho (Archer) to raise his family which consisted of 13 children(two daughters and 11 sons). A couple sons died when they were young but the rest lived to adulthood. My grandfather, Vern Grover, was one of Marshall’s younger sons born in 1894. Nina Grover Dumont was my mother. An interesting side note is that my grandmother, Alta Dumont, my dads mom, married Seth Grover, my grandfather’brother, and I am related to their daughters family also. Also a note someone kept mentioning a Grover book connected with J. P. or Joel. The one I now about was done in the 60′s and the person who did a lot of the work on it was Stephen Grover (Archer) and wife, Rula Worlton Grover, a descendent of Evelyn Grover Worlton. Could their be two books. Also to Deborah Ray was your grandfathers first name Marshall. I grew up in Archer and knew a lot of the Grover family. Thanks for your patience with this description

    Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 8:52 pm | Permalink
  19. Lonette Grover Hunt wrote:

    Thomas Grover is my great great grandfather through Hannah Tupper. I come through her son Jedidiah Grant Morgan Grover. If you do not know Hannah and Jedidiah are buried in Leo Utah. I would like more information about Hannah Tupper Grover. I have several books about Thomas Grover. My family of Grovers lived in the Brigham City area then move to Townsend Montana. At least the parents and most of the family however most of them are now back in Utah after many years. I Dad was Melvin M. Grover. His Dad was Don Merlin Grover who was Jedidiah’s son.

    Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 10:06 am | Permalink
  20. Lonette Grover Hunt wrote:

    Jedidiah Grant Morgan Grover and Hannah Tupper Grover are buried in Loa Utah not Leo Utah. Sorry for the mistake.

    Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 10:09 am | Permalink
  21. Jeff Peterson wrote:

    Looks like new comments only show up every few months or so, and I’m not sure anyone’s specific inquiries are being answered. Hopefully things will pick up a bit.

    I am Jeff Peterson, son of Beverly Cook, daughter of Lola Shirley, daughter of Clara Worlton, daughter of Evelyn Maria Grover, daughter of Thomas Grover and Elizabeth C. Heiner–Thomas Grover being the son of Thomas Grover and Hannah Tupper.

    Joseph McGill, I have very little on the Tupper side and would love anything you can share. I have one photo of Hannah Tupper but know nothing else of her history other than what is in the Thomas Grover biography written by Mark L. Grover for the 2004 Thomas Grover reunion. I will contact you directly at the email address you provided to talk about the Tupper info.

    Though I haven’t met him, I imagine Mark is a great resource, as he is a senior librarian in the BYU Harold B. Lee Library and has done extensive historical research. He gave a devotional address in 2001 that can be read at

    I do not have any of the Grover books mentioned and would love to get my hands on a copy of anything out there. If the books can be scanned and sent electronically, all the better. Feel free to contact me at

    Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 10:36 pm | Permalink
  22. Thomas Grover is my Great Great Great Grandfather through Emma Walker………I would love to talk to other Emma Walker descendents. I do not know anything about her and her genealogy is very short…..if you have more please tell me. Thank you for this site YOUR WONDERFUL!

    Friday, February 20, 2009 at 10:09 am | Permalink
  23. JoAnn Bowen wrote:

    My grandmother, Marba Grover Stanfill was Jedidiah Morgan Grant Grover’s daughter. Jedidiah was the son of Thomas and Hannah Tupper. I have read some things about him but have never seen a Grover book that some mention. I would like to know about it.

    Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 3:32 pm | Permalink
  24. Chris (Munsee) Hall wrote:

    I am also a descendent of Thomas Grover and Caroline Nickerson. My mother is LaRee )Grover) Munsee. She grew up in Archer and is the daughter of Grace and William Leslie Grover. I was able to attend the party in Farmington when his headstone was replaced. It was great to see so many of his posterity there. What a legacy he has left for us…

    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Permalink
  25. Lonette Grover Hunt wrote:

    I lived in Townsend Montana were Marba and Perry Stanfill lived. As I recall she was my Grandfathers half sister. You must be also a relative of Jed and Peggy Stanfill and Steven, Penny and Allan Stanfill. Please email me when you get this.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 8:26 am | Permalink
  26. Lonette Grover Hunt wrote:

    My email is

    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 8:27 am | Permalink
  27. Judy Tidwell wrote:

    I am looking for a living descendent of Joel Franklin Grover & Emma Perkes. I need a permit in a week to bury the ashes of Joan Grover (daughter of Joel Perkes Grover) above his grave in Salt Lake. I’m not in the Grover bloodline. Roscoe and Abram are brothers of Joel P. Grover. Is there anyone out there who can help? Thank you.

    Monday, April 20, 2009 at 9:26 am | Permalink
  28. Allen S. Grover wrote:

    I am a great, great, great grandson of Thomas Grover through the wife of Emma Walker Grover. It is wonderful to see all of the different decendents of Thomas Grover. I would also be interested in the books of Thomas Grover if they are in the digital format or even the hard bounds if they are still available.

    Monday, May 18, 2009 at 8:24 pm | Permalink
  29. Carol Grover Kirkham wrote:

    Thomas Grover is my great-great grandfather. His wife from my side is Caroline Nickerson. Marshall Grover was my great-grandfather. I was born in Archer, Idaho, where he spent much of his life. I am now living in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. I married a boy from here in the Mormon Colonies. His ancestors went south to colonize, mine went north. Amazing how life is and where so many of our ancestors crossed paths in the early days. As I work in genealogy, I am constantly stuck with our ancestor’s faith, strength, and virtues. It makes one completely grateful to come from such great people.

    Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 8:00 am | Permalink
  30. Rhonda Shuck wrote:

    Thank you for creating this site.
    I come from the Emma Walker line.
    A great site about the life of Thomas Grover and a Two page story of Emma Walker are on this site. There is also a story of Elisabeth Walker on this site. I do not know these Sister but she has done a beautiful job writing about Thomas Grover and combining it with church history. IT IS AMAZING!

    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Permalink
  31. Rhonda Shuck wrote:

    I don’t know if I made my comment too clear but please for more information about Thomas Grover and his wives check out………. when you get there click on the genealogy button.

    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 12:45 pm | Permalink
  32. Whitney Moses wrote:

    Thank you to everyone who has contibuted information and links to this website. I am descended from Thomas Grover and Emma Walker. I printed off the histories of Emma and Thomas from the website Rhonda Shuck shared. What a wealth of information! Thank you!

    Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 10:40 am | Permalink
  33. Kristine Fuquay wrote:

    Hi There,
    Thomas Grover was my great great grandfather through his wife, Loduska Tupper. My father is Ralph Grover Gleason. His mother is Mildred Armelia Grover. Her father is Napoleon Grover. His father is Thomas Grover. Whew!
    Since so many of you have shown an interest in the Grover genealogy books, I thought I’d let you know that both of the books done by Joel P. Grover (one in 1959 and one in 1967) are available as “digitally preserved photo quality reproductions of original materials” (reprints with comb binding) for $41.95 and $46.95 respectively (as of 21 June 2009) from
    Even with the errors, the books are generally informative and interesting to look through.
    Thank you for providing this site. I look forward to reading more here.

    Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 1:13 am | Permalink
  34. I’m the great, great, granddaughter of Thomas Grover. My father: Gaylen Grover; grandfather: Dean Grover; great grandfather: Lafayette Grover, the youngest child of Thomas Grover by his 6th wife, Elizabeth – Grateful for the very last! :-)

    A point of curiosity about the Grover name…
    I moved to Fremont, CA in the San Francisco bay area a while back where I had many associates who were of middle-eastern decent. Never before had so many people asked me the same question: Was I married to an Indian man? I thought that was a peculiar question, and found out that “Grover” is also an Anglicized version of a very popular Indian name – completely unrelated to the Grovers from England.

    Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 8:33 am | Permalink
  35. Natasha Grover wrote:

    Hello Family!
    I am also decended from Lafayette Grover… definitely grateful for his last child as well! :D
    Thomas Grover is my great-great-great-grandfather (I am the daughter of Sterling Grover, who is son of Wesley Grover, who is son of Clifton Grover, who is son of Lafayette).
    I am just headed to college this fall and wanted to stop through Farmington on the way. I was looking to see what I could find of Thomas Grover when I came across this site. Currently I’m not as involved in family history as I’d like to be, though I hope to get started soon.
    Thank you for the site and all the information! I know I’ve never met any of you before, but it’s neat to be able to communicate with other Grovers. I’m so glad to be a part of the family… though we do have a lot to live up to! :D

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Permalink
  36. Cynthia Grover wrote:

    Looking forward to the Hannah Tupper in Parishville info, and will try to collect corrections for JP’s book. Does anyone know why Hannah Tupper left Thomas Grover? One explanation I heard was simply to make room for the wives who could still bear children. Why did Thomas Jr go toward Loa and Morganton instead of Nephi, where his brother Joel Grover went, and where his father had land (I think). Does anyone know what become of the Thomas Grover house on main street in Farmington built 1856-58?
    Thomas Grover 180x-1886 has a place on Facebook. It’s easier to interact there.
    Thomas Grover of the 1500′s built a large home in England which still stands. Want to see a picture?
    Does anyone in this Family line have a known genetic disorder, disease?
    What was the town of Nephi like 1850-1900? and farmington?
    Was there a large flood in Farmington, Nephi, Farmington, Tooele, Saltlake city around 1915 to 1920 which flooded a cemetery? and the utah government archives on line don’t seem to have much in the way of newspaper coverage 1870 to 1900. Does anyone know another source, without going to town, like SLC to search?
    Some records seem to indicate that David H Wells and Hannah Tupper both came from Parishville, Potsdam NY.
    So someone tell me … were there a lot of Mormon converts from Parishville NY in the early 19th century?
    Write to :
    I may not respond for months unless you indicate need in the subject line.

    Friday, September 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm | Permalink
  37. Joseph R. McGill wrote:

    Cynthia – I’m the Deputy Historian of Parishville and descendant of the Tupper family. In regards to your question about Mormon converts from Parishville, I don’t believe that there were very many. As a matter of fact, in the Tupper family, Silas Freeman Tupper had 18 children, but only his 2 daughters Hannah & Loduska followed him in the Mormon faith.

    Monday, September 14, 2009 at 9:55 am | Permalink
  38. Rhonda L. Wunder wrote:

    To Carol Grover Kirkham: Hi, Carol. I don’t know if you remember me or not. I went to school with your sister Judy. My maiden name is Dumont. Your mom and my mom were cousins. I remember fondly when my mother passed your mom and Judy stopping by to see me and my family. It was a surprise to see your name on website

    Friday, September 25, 2009 at 7:59 pm | Permalink
  39. Kelly Provan Murray wrote:

    Hi family! I am a Great-Great granddaughter of Thomas Grover. My mother is Rhea Grover…her father was Wildon Grover (Brother to Clifton)…His father was LaFayette Grover…which was the last son of Thomas Grover.

    Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Permalink
  40. Alan Riser wrote:

    I am a grandson of Hazel Grover (92years old) she is the last living grand child of Thomas Grover. my email

    Monday, November 23, 2009 at 6:00 am | Permalink
  41. Sarah Hathaway wrote:

    I am searching for family of Thomas Grove Kelly Jr date of birth 12/24/1918. My grandmother was Gene Kelly. If anyone knows anything could you please contact me. I have come across a box of his belongings. Thank you

    Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 9:17 am | Permalink
  42. We have always been proud of our ancestry, and I know that many times in my life, I have considered what these valiant people would think of my actions before I made choices. I am immensely grateful for them.

    Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 9:53 am | Permalink
  43. chantel lynch wrote:

    im 12 and i have to find some info on thomas for a report he is my great great great great great great great great great great grandfather.

    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Permalink
  44. Stefanie Ellis wrote:

    I’m looking for a copy of Thomas Grover, his ancestors and decendents. Does anyone know where I can get a copy ? thanks

    Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Permalink
  45. TGroverDesc wrote:

    Stefanie–write to me about wanting a copy of the Thomas Grover Book.

    Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 6:58 am | Permalink
  46. L Rutledge wrote:

    Hello relatives I have never met before! What a prolifc family! LOL

    As a very little girl I had heard one of my ancestors was a pioneer in Utah but no one left remembered hearing this. I was pleasantly surprised to find this site.

    Thomas Grover is my gr-gr-gr-gr, possibly 1 more grt grandfather! I need to go back and count. LOL
    I have this line traced back to Thomas Grover circa 1520. Hope to find more.

    As for the question about diseases in the Grover line, as far as I know diabetes and high blood pressure was a problem.

    Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Permalink
  47. Kim Lindstrom wrote:

    I’m the great-great granddaughter of Thomas Grover through Emma Walker Grover. I’m definitely interested in a copy of the Thomas Grover Book. My mother has a copy, but I would love one of my own. Anyone else out there from this line?

    Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Permalink
  48. Melia Grover Solstad wrote:

    I am a great-great-great granddaughter of Thomas Grover through Hannah Tupper. I would love to have a copy of the book also.

    Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Permalink
  49. Jerry Dee Grover wrote:

    I am the Great Great grandson of Thomas abd Emma Walker Grover. My grandfather was Enoch Grover (died in Logan, UT) and Amber Call. My Father was the son of Enoch who had 12 children. I am the son of Ursel LeRoy Grover and Alice Amelda Hutchins They had 12 children. Dad died in 1976 and my mother died in 1952. I am the 7th son of 12 Children. Dad and Mother were buried in the Rigby, ID pioneer cemetary. Enjoyed this websight.

    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Permalink
  50. Martia Graham wrote:

    If you can find a book of his you can take it to any print and copy store and I think that they can copy it into a smaller version.
    I come through the first wife and they only had daughters. I come from the Robison, Butler line.

    Martia Graham

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Permalink
  51. Jerri Crapo wrote:

    I was pleased to see this site and the comments from so many of TG’s descendants. He was my GG-grandfather, and I descend from the first wife, Caroline Whiting via Eliza Ann Grover who married Wyman Parker and settled in Eastern Idaho…Some years ago I chatted via email with a Grover in England who is a distant cousin; he did a lot of research of the Grover family in Chesham including locating wills and one mutual relation who was a noted astronomer…so the family has been ‘interesting’ for some generations…Jerri

    Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Permalink
  52. kathryn marron wrote:

    I will always wonder — until someone slays my suspicions. Jimmy Robison (1832 England) m. Lucinda Grover (1840 Wisconsin).


    Friday, February 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Permalink
  53. Lanette Grover wrote:

    Thomas Grover is my GG G. grandfather was Enoch… I just found this site -it has been fun reading all of the comments…I have been trying to give my son a little of the great ancestory he comes from…geneology is great..

    Friday, March 4, 2011 at 6:58 am | Permalink
  54. Martia Koon Graham wrote:

    We come through Caroline Whiting, and I can get my book copied and put on a cd. So if there are enough people out there that want a copy, I can get you one. I am about the 5th generation down. We come through the Robison line. She was married to Simmons first and then when he was killed she married Robison.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Permalink
  55. erin fuller wrote:

    Granddaughter of Dean R.Grover…who did the book with Steven E Grover…wondering how many people are interested in purchasing copies. No idea about updates for the book as of yet. We are checking into copyrights as both grandpa and steven have pased.

    The more people we can get, cheaper printing it will be. Also checking prices for digital copies.

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Permalink
  56. Kathy Grover Gibbs wrote:

    Yes – I and my 5 siblings are all interested in purchasing a copy of the Grove book should there be a reprint. Keep us posted – Thanks!

    Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Permalink
  57. Shawna Grover Allen wrote:

    I am a great-great grandaughter of Thomas Grover. My father is Thomas Grover son of Clarence Grover who is the son of Enoch Grover who’s father is Thomas Grover and his mother is Elizabeth Walker. I have always known a little about Thomas Grover (1807) but have just come across a Grover book in my mother’s things. I have incorporated this information into my homeschool. I am excited to teach my children about their heritage and connect them to the rest of the world and those times through their great-great-great grandfather and his life. I too would love to purchase a new Grover book. I would to hear about or find excerpts from any of his journals especially interested in him coming across the plains. I know a bit about the ferry that he built and worked on with some other men, but I do not have a lot of information. I am so proud of my heritage and the strength of character that my ancestors have. It has given me strength to get through some of the challenges I am facing right now.

    Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 6:03 am | Permalink
  58. Gaylynne Heiner Hone wrote:

    I am on the Martin Heiner and Adelgunda Dietzel reunion committee. We are trying to find as many people who would like to participate and share info. We are planning on having a reunion on July 14, 2011 in Morgan, Utah. Please contact me


    Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Permalink
  59. Robert Hoggan wrote:

    Thomas Grover is my great great grandfather. My grandmother is Elizabeth Grover daughter of Enoch and Amber Jane Call. Enoch is the son of Thomas Grover. I just started to do some research on our family tree and any information would be greatly appreciated

    Monday, December 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Permalink
  60. Robert Hoggan wrote:

    some cool info. go to The LDS site then to familysearch. info as follows Enoch Grover 1868, Thomas Grover 1807, Thomas Grover Jr. 1760, Thomas Grover 1738, Sarah Bacon 1707, Nathaniel Bacon 1675, Michael Bacon 1639, Michael Bacon 1608, Michael Bacon Jr. 1579, Michael Bacon 1535, John Bacon 1505, Thomas Bacon 1480, John Bacon 1545, Edmond Bacon 1420, John Bacon 1390, John Bacon 1360, John Bacon 1330, John Bacon 1300, John Bacon 1272, Robert Bacon 1245, Robert Kimber Bacon 1214, Reynolds de Bacon 1190, Ranauf Ralpr De Bacon 1160, William The Conqueror King of England 1027 and Matilida Queen of England Countess of Flander 1031. Pretty cool


    Monday, December 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Permalink
  61. Susan Grover wrote:

    To Erin Fuller, Stephen Grover, who helped write the Grover book, was my uncle. Over the years, the copy of the Grover Book has been misplaced. My dad and I would be very interested in getting another copy. I hope you receive this message.

    Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 8:33 am | Permalink
  62. Lori Pettit wrote:

    I am the great great granddaughter of Thomas Grover and Elizabeth Walker through their daughter, Pollie Alice Grover. I am hoping to connect with others who come through Thomas and Elizabeth. I would be interested in a new Thomas Grover book.

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Permalink
  63. Richard Stevens wrote:

    Thomas Grover is my great grandfather through Emma Walker. My Grandfather was Henry Alfred Grover. We have a copy of the Grover book, but would love to have more copies for our children or especially an updated copy. One correction in the book – he was not a member of Zion’s Camp which was in May/June of 1834. Thomas was not baptized until September of 1834 and he did not go to Kirtland until 1835. He is mentioned several times in History of the Church, D&C who’s who books, and several journals available on under history. He was a great man.

    Friday, March 9, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Permalink
  64. Diana Grover Ray wrote:

    My father was Glenn Grover and I am through the Caroline Whiting line and I would be interested in a book also. My parents passed away in 2007 but I have children and family that would like to purchase copies. Please let me know!

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Permalink
  65. Ronald D Grover wrote:

    I am a descendant of Thomas Grover and Elizabeth Walker through their son Lafayette Grover. My dad has the book but there are five of us wanting a copy of our own.

    Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Permalink
  66. Joan Hume wrote:

    Hi, I am from Queensland,Australia and have been tracing the Grover ancestry back through Australia, England and now I have found many distant cousins in the U.S.A. My Great X 9 Grandfather was Thomas Grover born 1514 Chesham, Buckshire,England. He married Elizabeth Wilks, her father was Richard. Does anyone know her their parents were?

    Friday, April 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Permalink
  67. A.Duane Robison wrote:

    I am entering this on my husbands behalf. He was a g g grandson of Thomas & Caroline Whiting Grover. Their 3rd daughter Mary Elizabeth 1st married William Alpheus Simmons and had six children. Simmons was killed and Mary Elizabeth married a 2nd time to David Robison(g grandfather)and had nine children, five of which died under the age of 7. The 9th child, Joel Grover Robison, was my husbands grandfather. We have “Thomas Grover~His Ancestors and Descendants”. While it is a great source of information there are some errors. It is stated in her story “She had six children by W.A. Simmons and twelve by David Robison.” The FamilyGroup Sheet in the book only lists nine children. If anyone has information on other three would like to hear from you. Marcia Ann Laird Robison

    Friday, May 11, 2012 at 11:03 am | Permalink
  68. I am the great granddaughter of Thomas Grover wife Emma Walker (5th wife)My grandmother was Emma Maude Poulton, Fist husband was willian Oscar Smith.My father was william Ira Smith grandson of Thomas Grover.

    Monday, July 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Permalink
  69. Marne' Newton wrote:

    He is my Great Great Grand Father, through Hannah Tupper as wife,Their Daughter Pauline married Charles Albert Brown, They had a daughter, Pauline Adell (MA) who married Hans Severt Ernstsen they had Grover Brown Ernstsen who was my father.. WHEW.. Id sure like stories of Hannah, I hear she fought off Indians and such Id like to put them in my history. I look forward to hearing from all my relatives.

    Monday, July 9, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Permalink
  70. Gaileen White wrote:

    So happy to have stumbled upon this site! I am a 4th- great granddaughter of Thomas Grover and Caroline Whiting. My lines descends from their daughter, Adeline Grover, through her son, Phineas Marion Daley, Jr., through his daughter, Addy Daley, through her son, Gail Phineas Johnson, and his son ( my father), Gail Virgil Johnson. I’m really looking forward to coordinating info with all of you. Are there any others here from the Daley line? Hoping to make some more connections here. Will keep checking back. Hopefully between us all we can help each other fill in blanks. Does anyone have pics to share?

    Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 10:24 am | Permalink
  71. Kent Andersen wrote:

    I am interested in purchasing a copy of the book, “The life and geneology of Thomas Grover.” The book is 329 pages. All known copies of this text are in the hands of distant family members. My maternal grandmother was a Grover and a granddaughter of Thomas. I am willing to pay well for a copy of the text in good condition. Please contact me at Thanks. K

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Permalink
  72. Jan werner wrote:

    I’m looking for Thomas Jefferson Grover born Aug 1, 1836. Any relation to this Thomas grover

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Permalink
  73. Tess Morgan wrote:

    I am a 3rd generation grandaughter to Thomas Grover through the Elizabth Walker line. Is there anyone else that is related here through this line?

    Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 8:37 am | Permalink
  74. Clark Stanfill wrote:

    I am also a great, great, great grandson of Thomas Grover. This blog is fantastic and I’m excited to help anyone get information on the Stanfill side if required. Thanks!

    Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Permalink
  75. Larry Johnston wrote:

    I am not aware of a connection to Thomas Jefferson Grover. Our Thomas was born in 1807. TJG is not a son. And I’ve never seen Jefferson used in any of the family names. Sorry. Good luck w/ your search.

    Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 2:52 am | Permalink
  76. Derek Grover wrote:

    Allow me to introduce myself to all of my distant relatives. My branch of the family is as follows;

    My name is Derek Grover, son of Howard K. Grover, son of Harrison Grover, son of Erving H. Grover, son of Willard Grover, son of Preston H. Grover, son of Amasa Grover, son of Phineas Grover, son of Thomas Grover, son of Lazarus Grover, son of Thomas Grover, son of Lazarus Grover, son of Stephen Grover, son of Thomas Grover.

    If anyone on this board hails from the same branch, please feel free to drop me an email, I would love to correspond with you. In addition, if anyone would like to share documentation on this branch of the family, I have quite a bit of supporting documentation, but am still missing a few key segments of time that I’m looking to fill eg. Preston H. Grover’s time living in Rome, NY from c 1820 – 1830

    Best to all

    Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:09 am | Permalink
  77. Kristine Fuquay wrote:

    A copy of “The Ancestry and Genealogy of Thomas Grover” book can be purchased online at (Stevenson Genealogy and Copy Center website) for about $20. – $65. depending on the binding and cover. There are other websites that reprint this book as well.

    Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Permalink
  78. Dennis Bledsoe wrote:

    I am a great grandson of Thomas Grover. Great to find this site. I have my mother’s (Irma Grover Bledsoe) copy of the original Grover book. My mother was Irma Grover, daughter of Enoch Grover (co founder of Rigby, ID), who was the son of Elizabeth Walker and Thomas Grover. My mother knew her grandfather, and often told me stories of him. He is buried in the Farmington, UT cemetary. The family replaced his headstone a few years ago because the orignal sandstone headstone was dissolving. Great site!

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 7:00 am | Permalink
  79. Alan Riser wrote:

    I am Alan Riser the grandson of Hazel Grover Riser. She is the last living grandchild of Thomas Grover and is 95 and still living alone in East Garland Utah. Her father is lafafyette Grover who is the son of Elisabeth Walker Grover, Thomas’s youngest wife. Elisabeth is buried in Farmington by Thomas. I would love to meet anyone from the Elisabeth Walker line or anyone for that matter from the Thomas Grover line.

    Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Permalink
  80. Alan Riser wrote:

    Here is a Video of the work I do in Africa A friend of mine (Markham) who is also related to Thomas were in Africa together and share a story almost the same as the the one between Brother Brigham Young and Thomas. At the time we did not know it but when we returned home my wife read me the story between Brother Brigham and Thomas at the river crossing.

    Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Permalink
  81. Dixie Robison Maroso wrote:

    I am a descendent of Thomas Grover through the marriage of his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Simmons to David Robison, my g,g,g grandfather. I was researching the location of the Grover Mansion in Farmington, UT. We will be visiting this summer. Anyone know where it is??

    Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Permalink
  82. Julie Empey wrote:

    Thomas is my 3rd gr grandfather, thru his marriage to Caroline Whiting, and their dau Mary Elizabeth, and her second husband, David Robison. Their son, Heber ‘C’ Robison, was my gr grandfather, and his dau, Mabel Rae Robison, was my grandmother. Mabel had 11 siblings, I believe. I have a copy of the Thomas Grover book which I treasure. Would like to become associated with the family organization, newsletters, etc.

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 11:44 am | Permalink
  83. Julie Empey wrote:

    Wondering if an update has been done (hope not –want to enter all of my grandmother’s family). If so, has it been reprinted? Availability? Thanks for your help!

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 11:50 am | Permalink
  84. JeNeal Olsen wrote:

    Hi, I am the grand-daughter of Claine M. Grover. I know that Thomas grover is my great-great-great-great grandfather, but I am interested in learning more about my family. Is there a chance I could find a copy of the Grover Family Book? My Grandma Grover had a copy, but when she died, it was lost.

    Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 7:58 am | Permalink
  85. Sharon McLaws wrote:

    Hi All, I am looking for a really good scan of the photo containing Loduska, Emma and Elizabeth Grover, and little girl Lucy Sanders. Julie Cannon Markham used it in her 75 page document on Thomas Grover (available in pdf by just googling “Thomas Grover”). I would love it if I could get that emailed to me before the end of August, 2013. If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it! Thanks!

    Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Permalink
  86. vicky owen wrote:

    i am a great great grand daughter of thomas grover and elizabeth walker and would dearly love any information abou t the grovewr book. ive just learned thomas is buried in farmington ut and intend to visit as soonas possible! this is just wonderful ! iwish i could meet each and every one of you!!any additional info would be so appreciated.

    Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

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