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Rev William Marion Groover, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 30, 1779
Effingham County
Georgia, USA
Death: Apr., 1854
Bulloch County
Georgia, USA

Reverend (or "Brother")William was the son of John Groover (Gruber)and Mary Magdalene Kalcher. They were descendants of the Salzburgers of Ebenezer, GA. His father's name was also written as Johann Gruber. His dad died when he was an infant in 1780. John's land was confiscated by the state in 1782, as he had been a loyalist. His mother married Carl Flerl(Floerl)and they moved to Bulloch County, near Black Creek.
William was the preacher of Lower Lotts Creek Primitive Baptist Church by 1831. By 1840, he was preaching at Deloach's Primitive Baptist Church near the Canoochee River in Bulloch County. Elder William was the preacher for Upper Black Creek Church from 1841-1843. He also helped organize the Canoochee Primitive Baptist Association in 1829 which is an offshoot of Baptists.

He married Sarah Millen of Bulloch/Effingham County around 1810. Their children were:
1.) John E. Groover Sr. 1811-1855
married Sarah Hunter Bowen
2.) Edward or Edmond 1815-1867 (approx death)
married Sarah Brown, Charity Lambert
3.) Harriett 1818
may have not married
4.) William Marion Jr. 1820-1888
married Mary Elizabeth Lee
5.) Hester or Esther 1822
married John Daniel McElveen Sr.
6.) Sarah A. 1825
married Robert W. Roberts
7.) Charles Avner 1829-1864
married Mary Ann Rushing

His will was written in 1853 and probated in 1854. William's oldest son, John E., petitioned the court to determine that his siblings: Edward, Harriett and Hester were insane or lunatic. The court determined that Hester's husband could manage her affairs. William Sr. agreed that Edward's money should be handled by his siblings. Harriett may have been the only one truly incompetent. (John, 1811-1855, also later brought a lunatic/insane suit against his mother-in-law, Mrs. Bowen.)
bio by Rhonwyn P.
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  Sarah Millen Groover (1790 - 1854)
  John E Groover (1811 - 1855)*
  William Marion Groover (1820 - 1888)*
*Calculated relationship
Upper Black Creek Cemetery
Bulloch County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Ronnie
Record added: Jun 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92211704
Rev William Marion Groover, Sr
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- Joyce
 Added: Sep. 17, 2015
Thanks to all who try to connect what time and distance has tried to destroy. Find a grave is such a great tool. Peter Gruber and the Salzburger connection. Thanks to those who looked to God to serve him freely.
- Mary Ann
 Added: Sep. 17, 2015

- Janet Jones
 Added: Feb. 21, 2013

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