Mary Carolina Bland Grounds was the 7th child of Preston Bland & his 1st wife-Mary Read/Reed Bland. I have heard that Mary Carolina went by the name of Carolina. Carolina was the 5th daughter of record born to Preston & Mary. Her mother passed away in 1853 & her place of burial has not be located as of 2014. Carolina married John H. Grounds on August 23, 1868 in Hempstead Co., Ark. Carolina & John had 8 children. Six of the 8 children are listed below. The two that are not listed are: James Gilbert Grounds & John Wesley Grounds.