Thomas Grover, Sr. (1807 - 1886) MP

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Birthplace: Whitehall, NY, USA
Death: Died in Farmington, UT, USA
Managed by: Rod A. Aanerud
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About Thomas Grover, Sr.

Wikipedia Biographical Summar:

"...Thomas was born to Thomas and Polly Spaulding in upstate New York. At age 12 he worked as a cabin boy on the Erie Canal where he would eventually become a Captain. He married his first wife Caroline Whiting in 1828. In 1834 he joined the Church of Christ (Latter Day Saints)..."

"...Thomas was a Captain in Brigham Young's vanguard company of 1847 which lead the way for thousands of Mormons emigrating west..."

"...Once in Utah, Thomas helped settle the area that is now Centerville and Farmington. He was a member of the Territorial Legislature and a Probate Judge in Davis County, Utah..."


Biographical Summary #2:

"...From a letter written March 2, 1886 by Caroline Nickerson Hubbard to her daughter Persia Grover Bunnell, the following is taken: "It was in Freedom, Cattaraugus County, New York, where he and his wife first heard and embraced the Gospel. In 1834 the Prophet Joseph and Sidney Rigdon were the ones that bore the message to them and baptized Brother Grover and some others. He removed to Kirtland and helped to build the Temple there. Shortly after his arrival in Kirtland, Brother Grover called on the Prophet. As he knocked at the door the Prophet opened it and said, putting out his hand: 'How do you do, Brother Grover. If God ever sent a man he sent you. I want to borrow every dollar you can spare for immediate use. Brother Grover entered the house and conversed with the Prophet about the situation, offering to let Joseph have what money he needed. Brother Joseph accepted the offer and told Brother Grover to look around and find a location that suited him for a home and then return, when the money he had advanced would be returned to him. In a short time the place was selected, but Brother Grover refused to receive back his money, saying, 'I have sufficient for my needs without it.' From that day the devotion of Thomas Grover to Joseph Smith never wavered."..."

SOURCE: "LDS Biographical Encyclopedia" vol. 4 p.137-138 By Andrew Jensen

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Thomas Grover, Sr.'s Timeline

July 22, 1807
Whitehall, NY, USA
Age 20
Whitehall, Washington, New York, USA
March 30, 1830
Age 22
New York
March 30, 1830
Age 22
Whitehall, Washington, New York, United States
July 30, 1831
Age 24
Fredonia, Chautauqua, New York, United States
July 30, 1831
Age 24
Freedom, Cattaraugus, New York, USA
April 13, 1833
Age 25
Johnstown, Leeds, Ontario, Canada
April 13, 1833
Age 25
Fredonia, Chautauqua, New York, United States
February 10, 1834
Age 26
Fredonia, Chautauqua, NY, USA
September, 1834
Age 27