JOSEPH GROVE (deceased) was born in Lewisburg, September 22, 1815, a son of Samuel and Mary (Glass) Grove, and was reared in Lycoming county from ten years of age. In 1841 he located in Venango county, where he followed his trade of mason and stone-cutter, and dealt considerably in coal, for eight years. In 1849 he came to what is now Hickory township, Forest county, where he carried on mercantile business for about four years. He then engaged in lumbering near Tidioute, Warren county, and also kept store six years, after which he moved into Tidioute, and carried on hotel and mercantile businesses at that place two years, In 1864 in Franklin, Penn., and engaged in the real estate and oil businesses there; later he followed farming in Lycoming county, same State, and also in Michigan. In 1870 he settled in Tionesta, where he was engaged in the oil business. Mr. Grove was married four times. His first wife Catherine Gibb of Lancaster county, and his second wife was Mary A., daughter of George Cummings, of Venango county, and by her he had one son, William A., who grew to maturity; his third wife was Belinda W., daughter of William Wolcott, of Forest county and by her he had six children, of who four are living: Annie (Mrs. John A.. Hart), Wilbur W., Joseph P. and Belinda E. (Mrs. A. Doutt); his last wife was Mrs. Jane B. Ague, widow of Dr. Ague. Mr. Grove died January 15, 1890, aged seventy-four years. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for thirty-five years; in politics, and advocate of prohibition.
Source: Page(s) 931, Chapter 15 Biographical Sketches - Tionesta Township and Borough of Tionesta
Hickory and Harmony Townships
History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania.
Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890.
Transcribed November 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project
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