If anyone has information regarding the ancestry of James GROVER [Sr.], please contact me.

(1) James GROVER [Sr.], b. about Nov 1607 or Jul 1611 probably in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England, d. Dec 1685 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ; m., about 1639 in Gravesend, Long Island, NY, to Rebecca ____ (b. about 1618); they resided in Gravesend, Long Island, NY, and later in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ; their children:

        i. John, b. about 1640;
       ii. Josiah, b. about 1648;
      iii. James [Jr.], b. about 1650, d. 1 Apr 1715, m. Alice ____;
[#2]   iv. Joseph, b. about 1651-52, d. about Mar 1689, m. Hannah LAWRENCE;
        v. Abigail, b. 1654, d. 8 Jan 1720, m. Benjamin BORDEN;
       vi. Safety, b. 1658, d. after 1727, m. Mercy ____;
      vii. Hannah, b. about 1660, m. 1st Richard GARDINER, m. 2nd William WINTER.
James [Sr.] was a justice for the towns of Middletown and Shrewsbury and for Monmouth Co., NJ. He was a lieutenant in the Middletown company of New Jersey Militia.

(2) Joseph GROVER, b. about 1651-52 in Gravesend, Long Island, NY, d. about Mar 1689 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ; m., in Monmouth Co., NJ, to Hannah LAWRENCE (b. about 1660; daughter of William & Elizabeth LAWRENCE); they resided in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ; their children:

[#3]    i. Hannah, b. about 1684, d. about 1745, m. James SEABROOK;
       ii. Elizabeth, b. 7 Jun 1685, d. 18 Jan 1763, m. Gershom STILLWELL;
      iii. James, b. 21 Jul 1686, d. 1753, m. Mary TILTON;
       iv. Susannah, b. before 1689, d. 1711, m. Joseph BORDEN;
        v. Mary, b. before 1689, d. about 1733, m. Capt. David JOHNSTON;
       vi. Rebecca, b. before 1689, d. 1720, m. 1st William BOWNE,
		m. 2nd Joseph BORDEN;
      vii. Deborah, b. before 1689, d. 1786, m. Thomas SHEPHERD;
Joseph was the constable for Middletown, NJ.

(3) Hannah GROVER, b. about 1684 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ, d. about 1745 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ; m. to James SEABROOK (b. about 1674, d. about 1745).

Continued on my SEABROOK Family Page


  1. Cole, Michael. "Grover". 2008. Webpage: http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel .

  2. Derber, Bob. James & Rebecca Grover, manuscript, Pleasant Hill, CA, 1996.

  3. Grover, James, Sr. His will, written 1 December 1685, proved 28 January 1686.

  4. Grover, Joseph. His will, written 7 Dec 1688, proved 26 March 1689.

  5. Guisinger, Paula. James Grover, manuscript, Golden, CO, 1996.

  6. Hornor, William S. "James Grover". This Old Monmouth of Ours, Moreau Brothers, Freehold, NJ, 1932, page 180.

  7. Mason, Terry. "Grover". 2001. Webpage: http://www.tmason1.com/pafg239.htm#4146 .

  8. Stillwell, John E. "Grover of Monmouth County". Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, New York, NY, vol. 3, 1914, pages 246-278.

  9. Virkus, Frederick A. "James Grover Sr.". The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, A. N. Marquis & Co., Chicago, IL, vol. 6, 1937, pages 690, 778-779.



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