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 Jacob Grove, Sr

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Jacob Grove, Sr

  • Birth 1 Oct 1759 Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 23 Sep 1834 Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 16010219


Name changed from Graff to Grove.

Him and his wife had a total of nine children.

Revolutionary War Patriot, served in Maryland. Carried the title as "Major" until death. He commanded the barracks in Frederick guarding prisoners, and during the Revolutionary War, commanded the barracks while the Hessian troops were held prisoner. After the war attended to his farm land in Middletown.

Is said he gave the property in which the old Reformed Church and Cemetery now rests. Was part of the land he had once owned. Also contributed largely towards the construction of the church. He and his wife were one of the first to be buried there in the cemetery grounds.

Purchased his plaque in 2001 as the stone is hard to read (although the plaque is now missing -Jan. 07')

Family Members



memory of
who was born October 1
1759, and died Sept. 23rd
1834 Aged 74 Years,
11 months and 23 days.





  • Created by: Guiding Light
  • Added: 5 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16010219
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Grove, Sr (1 Oct 1759–23 Sep 1834), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16010219, citing Christ Reformed Cemetery, Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Guiding Light (contributor 46492737) .