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A. C. Grove  

A. C. GROVE, merchant, New Lebanon, is a son of Jacob and Catharine (Voorhis) Grove, and a grandson of Abraham Grove,  a native of Union County, Penn. In 1813 Abraham  and his family, consisting of wife and children, Jacob, David, Abraham, Elizabeth, Barbara, Mary, Hannah and Rachel; came to Mercer County. Jacob was born in Union County, Penn., in 1811, and attended the log cabin schools, and was brought up at farm labor. He held some of the small township offices, and died February 23, 1881. His wife was killed at Summitt by a train on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad in 1873. Their children were Absalem,  was in Company G, One Hundred and Thirty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was killed at Cold Harbor in 1864; Mary E., Mrs. Reuben Stewart; A. C.; Elizabeth, Mrs. Thomas Law; Sarah J., Mrs. William Conn; Jacob T., was in the Eighty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, and came home without a wound; Jonas B., Jeremiah M., Jay C., telegraph operator; Kate, Mrs. A. H. Banes. A. C. was born in New Lebanon September 3, 1838, and was educated at the select schools of that borough. In 1861 he enlisted in Company B, Eighty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, served eight months, and on his return he, in company with Col. J. T. Giebner and Col. Rogers, organized Company B, One Hundred and Fortieth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served throughout the Rebellion, and held the commission of second and first lieutenants and captain of the company. He was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness. He was married to [Elizabeth] Mary, daughter of James A. Leech, by whom he has six children: Leon V., Nettie C., Marshall M., Darwin C., Victor H. and Leech A.

Source: (History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 1086 - 1087)

Capt. A. C. Grove died in 1916.
He and his wife are buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Sandy Lake Township.

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