John Charles Groome, Secretary of State of Maryland

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John Charles Groome

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Elkton, MD, USA
Death: November 30, 1866 (66)
Elkton, MD, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr John Groome and Elizabeth Jennette Groome
Husband of Elizabeth Riddle Black
Father of Gov, Sen James Black Groome; John Charles Groome; Maria Knight; Elizabeth Black Constable and Jane "Jeanie" J Black
Brother of Samuel William Groome and Elizabeth "Eliza Jane" Jennette Pearce

Occupation: Lawyer, politician
Managed by: Marsha Gail Veazey
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About John Charles Groome, Secretary of State of Maryland

John Charles Groome (June 8, 1800 – November 30, 1866) was Secretary of State of Maryland, appointed by Governor Thomas W. Veazey in 1838.


He was born in Elkton, Maryland on June 8, 1800 to Doctor John Groome and Elizabeth Black. He graduated from Princeton College then studied law under E.F. Chambers and Levin Gale. He graduated from Litchfield Law School. He married Elizabeth Riddle Black on December 6, 1836 and they had five children: James Black Groome, Maria Stokes Groome Knight, Elizabeth Black Groome Constable, Jane S. Groome Black, and John C. Groome II (1839-1860). He died on November 30, 1866 in Elkton, Maryland

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John Charles Groome, Secretary of State of Maryland's Timeline

June 8, 1800
Elkton, MD, USA
April 4, 1838
Age 37
Elkton, Cecil, MD, USA
December 22, 1839
Age 39
September 3, 1842
Age 42
July 17, 1844
Age 44
March 17, 1847
Age 46
November 30, 1866
Age 66
Elkton, MD, USA