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Collection Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Biographical manuscript, 1936

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Jared Ellison Groce biographical manuscript, 1936 MS 179



Collection Summary

Creator Berlet, Sarah Groce
Title: Jared Ellison Groce biographical manuscript, 1936
Dates: 1936
Abstract: Biographical sketch of Jared Ellsion Groce, one of the Old Three Hundred (Austin's first colony), who emigrated to Texas in January 1822. Time period described ranges from 1782-1836.
Identification: MS 179
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Language: English .
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texashttps://library.rice.edu/woodson

Biographical Note

Jared Ellison Groce, II was born in Halifax County, Virginia, October 12, 1782, the youngest son of Jared Ellison Groce I, and his wife, Sarah Sheppard, a daughter of Colonel Jacob Sheppard of Surrry County, North Carolina. He emigrated to Texas in January 1822 as part of Stephen F. Austin's colony.

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Scope and Contents

This biographical manuscript of the life of Jared Ellison Groce II, features particular emphasis on his activities in Texas and was written in 1936 by Sarah Groce Berlet. The manuscript details the experiences from a 19th century white settlers' perspective. Prior to his death he divided his property between his sons Leonard Waller Groce and Jared E. Junior. Manuscript also contains information on the ancestry and life of son, Leonard.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Groce biographical manuscript, MS 179, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas
Indians of North America
Land settlement
Cotton growing
Document Types
typescripts
Places
Texas
Subjects (Persons)
Groce, Jared Ellison

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jared Ellison Groce biographical manuscript, 1936, MS 179, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. M. Jourdan Atkinson, July, 1968.

Processing Information

This finding aid was reviewed for harmful, offensive, and aggrandizing language. Published titles and names of organizations with this language are not edited. Legacy finding aids are available by request. If you have suggestions, please email woodson@rice.edu.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Biographical manuscript, 1936

Folder
1 Jared Ellison Groce Manuscript. 27 typescript pages, with hand written cover sheet.

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