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.
Permission to publish from the Groce biographical manuscript, MS 179, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
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.
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.
Gift of Mrs. M. Jourdan Atkinson, July, 1968.
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Jared Ellison Groce biographical manuscript, 1936, MS 179, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/153 Accessed September 29, 2022.