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Guide to the Jared Ellison Groce biographical manuscript, 1936 MS 179
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.
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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Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.
Permission to publish from the Groce biographical manuscript, MS 179, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
Jared Ellison Groce biographical manuscript, 1936, MS 179, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
Gift of Mrs. M. Jourdan Atkinson, July, 1968.
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