Ebenezer Oliver Grosvenor, Jr. (1820 - 1910)

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Birthplace: Stillwater, Saratoga, New York - or - Herkimer, New York, USA
Death: Died in Jonesville, MI, USA
Occupation: civil servant, Lt. Gov. of MI, 1865-78
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About Ebenezer Oliver Grosvenor, Jr.

Ebenezer Oliver Grosvenor, Jr. (January 26, 1820 – March 10, 1910) was a politician from the U. S. state of Michigan.

Contents

  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Politics
  • 3 Death
  • 4 References

Early life

Grosvenor was born in Stillwater, New York and received a common school and academic education. From the age of fifteen to seventeen he was a clerk in Chittenango, New York.

He moved to Michigan in 1837 and worked as a clerk with his brother for two years in Albion. He was also a clerk in the state commissioner’s office in Monroe from 1839 to 1840, and a clerk in Jonesville from 1840 to 1844. In 1840, he became a charter member of the Odd Fellows in Jonesville and passed all the chairs of that Order. On February 25, 1844 he married Sally Ann Champlin in Stillwater, New York and they had four children together. After returning to Michigan he became a merchant at Jonesville. In 1854, he established the banking house of Grosvenor & Co., in which he was president and manager. In 1855, he joined the Freemasons and achieved the rank of Master Mason. He also regularly attended the Presbyterian Church.

Politics

Grosvenor was a Whig until 1854 and in 1858 he was elected as a Republican to the Michigan Senate serving in 1859. In 1861, he was president of the military contract board and afterwards president of the state military board. Also in that year, he was commissioned a colonel on Governor Austin Blair’s staff and was also president of the state military board. He was again elected to the stated senate and served from 1862 to 1864 and served on the committee on finance in 1862.

In 1864, Grosvenor was elected the 17th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan and served during Governor Henry H. Crapo’s first term from 1865 to 1867. He was then appointed State Treasurer of Michigan from 1867 to 1871 during Crapo’s second term and Henry P. Baldwin’s first term.

Grosvenor served a member and president of the board of state building commissioners from 1871 to 1879. He then served on the board of regents at the University of Michigan from 1879 to 1888. He was also long vice president of the Jackson & Fort Wayne railroad company and a director of some insurance companies and other corporations. In 1903, he became a member of the Michigan Republican State Central Committee.

Death

Grosvenor died at the age of ninety in Jonesville.

References

Political offices: Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1865–1867 Preceded by Charles S. May Succeeded by Dwight May

Source: Downloaded June 2011 from Wikipwedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebenezer_O._Grosvenor

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Ebenezer Grosvenor, Jr., received a common school and academical education until he was fifteen, then for two years was a clerk in Chittenango, N.Y.

Then he was a clerk for in the State Commissioner's office at Monroe, Mich.

In 1840-1844, a clerk at Jonesville, Michigan, when in 1844, he became a merchant there.

IN 1854, he established the banking house of Grosvenor & Co., in Jonesville, of which he has always been president and manager.

He has held all important town offices.

He was State Senator in 1859 and 1862-64. In the session of 1862 he was chairman of Committee on Finance.

At the breaking out of the war, 1861, he was commissioned colonel on the staff of Govenor Blair. He was president of the Military Contract Board in 1861, and afterwards president of the State Military Board.

In 1864 he was elected lieutenant governor on the ticket with Governor Crapo, and held that office from 1865 to 1867. State Treasurer 1867-1871. Charter member of the Lodge of Odd Fellows in Jonesville, 1840, and has passed all the chairs of that Order. Also a Master Mason, having joined the organization in 1855. Member and president of the Board of State Building Commissioners from 1871 to 1879; a regent of the University of Michigan from 1879 to 1888; a director in insurance companies and other corporations; regular attendant at the Presbyterian Church.

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EBENEZER OLIVER20 GROSVENOR, JR., LT. GOV. (EBENEZER OLIVER19, DANIEL18, EBENEZER17, EBENEZER16, JOHN15, WILLIAM14 GRAVENOR, GENT, WILLIAM13 GRAVENER, GENT, RICHARD12 GRAVENOR, WILLIAM11, ROWLAND10, WILLIAM9, JOHN8, JOHN7, HENRY6, THOMAS5, RICHARD4, RICHARD3 DE GRAVENOR, WILLIAM2, ADAM1)120,121 was born January 26, 1820 in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York, and died March 10, 1910 in Jonesville, Michigan. He married SALLY ANN CHAMPLIN February 25, 1844 in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York, daughter of ELISHA CHAPLIN and HARRIETT GARDINER.

Notes for EBENEZER OLIVER GROSVENOR, JR., LT. GOV.: Charter member of the lodge of Odd Fellows in Jonesville, Mich., in 1840, and passed all the chairs of that Order. also a Master Mason, having joined the organization in 1855; a regent of the University of Michigan from 1879 to 1888; a director in insurance companies and other corporations; regular attendant at the Presbyterian Church. (Livermore family of America, pp.278-279, also see pp.94 and 201). Clerk in Chittenango, New York for two years, then was a clerk for his brother in Albion, Michigan. In 1839 was clerk in the state commissioners office at Monroe, Michigan. in 1840-1844 was the clerk at Jonesville, Michigan, and in 1844 was a merchant in Jonesville. In 1854 Oliver established the banking House of Grosvenor and Company (Grosvenor Savings bank of Jonesville, Michigan), in Jonesville, he served as president and manager. in 1859 and again in 1862-1864 was a state Senator for Michigan, where he served on the committee on finance in 1862. He was commissioned a Colonel (Civil War) on Gov. Blair's staff and also in 1861 he president of the state military board. In 1864 Oliver was elected Lieutenant Gov. of Michigan with Gov. Crapo (1865-1867). He served as state treasure from 1867 through 1871. in 1871-1879 was a member and president of the board of state building commissioners.

    

Children of EBENEZER GROSVENOR and SALLY CHAMPLIN are:

 	i. 	  	EBENEZER21 GROSVENOR.
 	ii. 	  	OLIVER S. GROSVENOR, b. 1846.

iii. HARRIET GROSVENOR, b. 1848, Jonesville, Michigan; d. Abt. 1900.

 	iv. 	  	CHARLES S. GROSVENOR, b. 1850.

Source: Downloaded Mar. 2011 from http://www.genealogy.com/users/l/a/m/M-F-LaMont/GENE3-0036.html

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Hon. Ebenezer O. Grosvenor, now of Jonesville, came to Michigan in 1837, when but seventeen years of age, and located at Albion, Calhoun Co., where he was employed in the store of an older brother. In 1839 he removed to Monroe, and in 1840 to Jonesville, in which latter place he was employed for four years as clerk in the dry-goods store of H. A. Delavan. In April, 1844, he became a partner with R. S. Varnum ; having in February of the same year married a daughter of Hon. Elisha P. Champlin, one of the first settlers of Lenawee County. In 1847, Mr. Champlin purchased Mr. Varnum's interest, and entered into partnership with his son-in-law. From 1857 to 1864 Mr. Grosvenor conducted the business alone. In 1875 the firm name was changed to Sibbald, Spaulding & Co., Mr. Grosvenor remaining a partner. In April, 1854, he established the banking firm of Grosvenor & Co., which has been continued to the present time, with Mr. Grosvenor as manager and principal owner. Early during his residence here he was chosen to all the principal offices in the township, and in 1858 was elected State Senator. In April, 1861, he was commissioned colonel on the staff of Governor Blair, and became president of the Military Contract Board, to which he was appointed. Was elected to the State Senate again in 1862, and Lieutenant-Governor in 1864, on the same ticket with Governor Crapo. By virtue of this office he was president of the State Board of Equalization in 1866, during which year he was elected State Treasurer, holding that office until 1871. Numerous other prominent positions have fallen to his lot; he was the first treasurer of the Jonesville Cotton Manufacturing Company, and was instrumental in directing the route of the Fort Wayne, Jackson and Saginaw Railway, with which company he is prominently connected.*

Source: Downloaded June 2011 from History of Hillsdale County, Michigan, with illustrations and biographical ..., by Crisfield Johnson, Everts & Abbott, Philadelphia, p. , at http://books.google.com/

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Descendant:

Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor LDD (married Elsie May Bell, Alexander's daughter) Oct 28, 1875, Constantinople (now Istanbul), Turkey> Edwin Augustus Grosvenor Prof. (married Lillian Hovey Waters) Aug 30, 1845, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, USA> Edwin Prescott Grosvenor MD (married Harriet Ward Sanborn) Sep 07, 1820, North Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts> David Augustus Grosvenor Sr. Dr. Dec 08, 1784, Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, USA (married his cousin Sally Grosvenor Jul 29, 1779, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA daughter of Ebenezer Grosvenor III Rev. Mar 06, 1738, Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, USA and Elizabeth Clark Sep 25, 1737) >Asa Grosvenor Capt. Rev. (married Hannah Buckley Prescott Hall) Apr 06, 1745, Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, USA> Ebenezer Grosvenor Jr. Col. (married Lucy Cheney) Dec 12, 1713, Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, USA > Ebenezer Grosvenor Sr. (married Anna Marcy) Oct 09, 1684, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA > John Grosvenor Sr. (married Esther Clarke) Jan 02, 1641, The Friars, St. Leonard Parish, Bridgenorth, Shropshire, England.

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Ebenezer O. Grosvenor, Jr.'s Timeline

1820
January 26, 1820
USA
1844
February 25, 1844
Age 24
1848
1848
Age 27
Jonesville, Hillsdale, Michigan
1854
1854
Age 33
Jonesville, Michigan
1854
- present
Age 33
Jonesville, Michigan
1859
1859
Age 38
Michigan
1859
- present
Age 38
Michigan
1861
1861
- present
Age 40
Michigan
1861
Age 40
Michigan
1910
March 10, 1910
Age 90
Jonesville, MI, USA