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Jared Ellison Groce biographical manuscript, 1936

Identifier: MS 0179
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1936


Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Groce biographical manuscript, MS 179, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Biographical Note

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.


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Language of Materials



Biographical sketch of Jared Ellsion Groce, one of the Old Three Hundred (Austin's first colony), who emigrated to Texas in January 1822. Time period described ranges from 1782-1836.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. M. Jourdan Atkinson, July, 1968.

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Guide to the Jared Ellison Groce biographical manuscript, 1936
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA