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Groo (Family : Groo, Isaac, 1827-1895)


Biographical History

The Groo family were early settlers in Utah. Isaac Groo (1827-1895) was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New York, and emigrated to Utah in 1854 with his wife Sarah Elizabeth Gillett Groo (1827-1892). In Utah, Groo married an additional seven wives, including Elizabeth Clark, Eliza Lyons, Mary Jane Whitney, Margaret Hunter, and Almira Mead. He had a total of twenty-eight children.

Find-a-grave, via WWW, Mar. 1, 2013 (Isaac Groo; b. Apr. 8, 1827 in Neversink, N.Y.; d. Jan. 24, 1895 in Salt Lake City, Utah; parents, Samuel Groo and Mercy Tuttle; spouses: Sarah Elizabeth Gillett (m. 1847), Elizabeth Clark (m. 1857), Eliza Lyons (m. 1864), Mary Jane Whitney (m. 1865), Margaret Hunter (m. 1870), Almira Mead (m. 1873); joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1852; farmer, school teacher, grocer; served mission in New York; emigrated in 1854; served as street supervisor and water master of Salt Lake City, 1859-1864; regent of the University of Deseret, lieutenant-colonel in Nauvoo Legion; served mission to Australia, 1875-1876; involved in ranching in Wyo.)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Groo family correspondence and land valuation, 1884-1906

Identifier: Vault MSS 76 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and a land valuation notice associated with the Groo family, dating from between 1884 and 1906.

Dates: 1884-1906

Groo family papers, 1851-1906

Identifier: Vault MSS 76 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, poetry, and other materials from the Groo family. Provides information on the personal and business activities of the family, as well as on Isaac Groo's missionary service in Australia. Materials date from between 1851 and 1906.

Dates: 1851-1906

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American poetry 1
Latter Day Saint missionaries -- Australia 1
Mormon missionaries -- Australia 1