From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 519-520, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
James Grover, farmer of Mt. Sterling township, was born in 1841.
He is the son of Henry P. Grover (see this book). James attended the
pioneer school, and afterward taught in a log house where the furniture
was of the most primitive kind, - seats made of rough slabs, with
wooden pegs for legs. He worked for his father until twenty-one, and
then rented some land from him for two years. He then bought some land
in Mt. Sterling township, and there built a log home, 16 x 18 feet. The
log house gave place in time to neat buildings of all kinds, and he
resided here until 1882, when he traded with his father for the old
homestead. His present farm contains 160 acres, highly improved, with
farm buildings that compare favorably with any in the township.
He married, August 13, 1863, Miss Margaret C. Putnam, of Brown
County, Illinois. She is the daughter of William and Martha
Putnam. Mr. and Mrs. Grover have three bright, intelligent
children, - Minnie, Arthur and Oscar H. Mr. Grover and wife are
members of the Primitive Baptist Church. Mr. Grover is a stanch
Democrat in politics.
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