|36.||i.|| ||JOHN4 GROUNDS, b. 18 Feb 1799, Mercer Co, KY; d. 11 Apr 1874, Edwards Co, IL. |
|37.||ii.|| ||MARY GROUND, b. 29 May 1800, Mercer Co, KY; d. 28 Nov 1847, Warren Co, KY. |
|38.||iii.|| ||HENRY GROUND, b. 30 May 1804, Mercer Co, KY; lived 2 miles west of Abington, IL; d. 03 Mar 1881, Knox Co, IL. |
|39.||iv.|| ||EDWARD GROUND, b. 09 Apr 1809, Mercer Co, KY; d. 25 Apr 1885, Scio, Lynn Co, OR. |
|40.||v.|| ||DRUSILLA GROUND, b. 11 Jul 1811, Mercer Co KY; d. 05 Feb 1856, Pleasant Valley, Dallas Co, TX. |
|41.||vi.|| ||MARGARET GROUND, b. 21 Jun 1813, Mercer Co, KY; some sources say b. 2nd; d. 01 Jul 1891, Greenwood Co, KS. |
| ||vii.|| ||RHODA GROUND, b. 25 Apr 1815, Warren Co, KY; d. 18 Jul 1902, Warren Co, KY; m. CHARLES S. GREER, 19 Nov 1869, no children; b. 09 Jul 1807, "Burr" b. Barren Co, KY; d. Bef. 1902, Barren Co, KY. |
| || Notes for RHODA GROUND:|
From Mamie Ground Hays:
Rhoda Ground Greer was an active member of the Christian Church. After the death of her father, she and her mother lived at the original home place at the site of the "old spring" until the mother's death. They did much find handwork, quilts, coverlids, woven and handwork. Some of the antique appliqued quilts and counterpanes made from homespun cotten and woolen coverlids were still in possessin of her grandnieces and nephews (in 1937) at Three Forks, Warren County, Kentucky.
After her mother died, Rhoda Ground lived with her brother William, as provided in the will of her father. One room of William's house was reserved for her, and after Burr Greer died, she returned to a cottage in the yard of William's home, as at that time, William was dead, and his son, Robert and family and Nancy Ground, widow of William, lived in the home of William Ground.Here, the writer (Mamie Ground Hays) visited her often during my childhood and on happy occasions, I and my young brother and cousins helped put her many quilts and coverlids "out to sun," and she treated us with many good things to eat, as she was an excellent cook and enjoyed our visits. (Note: Mamie Ground Hays sent photos of these quilts "out to sun" to Roberta Dukes Richardson.)
Well loved by her step-children and nieces and nephews, many were present when she was buried in the family Graveyard on the same farm where she lived.
| || Notes for CHARLES S. GREER:|
Charles "Burr" Greer was born in western Barren County, Kentucky in 1897 and moved to Knoxville, Illinois in 1834, where he was a mechanic. He constructedcabinets, coffins, and chairs.By 1840, he was again living in Barren County, Kentucky. He was a farmer and carpenter and a member of the Christian Church. He lived on 120 acres of productive land. He was a Democrat.
Burr Greer's children and grandchildren from his first marriage called his second wife, "Aunt Rhoda," and she was well beloved by them. One of the grandchildren, Cordia Greer Petrie, wrote "Angelina at the Seelbach" and other books. They lived at "Sinking Creek" near Merry Oaks, Kentucky. Mamie Ground Hays recalled a big Spring where milk, melons, etc. were kept cool in a big stone spring house, near which in deep cool pools in the creek the children caught minnows in large, long-handled gourds.
|42.||viii.|| ||ROBERT GROUND III, b. 07 Jun 1817, (Some list middle initial "L"--"Letcher") b. Warren Co, KY; d. 17 May 1879, Cedar Hill, Dallas Co, TX. |
|43.||ix.|| ||WILLIAM GROUND, b. 29 Jul 1819, Warren Co, KY; d. 15 Oct 1891, Warren Co, KY. |
|44.||x.|| ||HARRISON GROUND, b. 25 Jul 1825, Warren Co, KY; d. 1874, near Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO. |