“My Great Grandfather and Mother came from England in Yorkshire. They were of the society of Quakers. They settled in New Jersey near Princtown (they came from an ancient Saxon family) where they lived to a good old age and left behind several children, among whome was my grandfather, Edmond Bainbridge, who was born March 20, 1693. My Grandmother, Abigail White, was born June 20, 1697. They were married March 4, 1717. I think my Grandfather, as I have been told, lived to the age of 77 and my Grandmother died nine days after him. They left behind them several children among whome was my Father, Peter Bainbridge. He was born near Princtown, state of Jersey, March 20, 1721, and was twice married. His first wife was Isanna Oakes, by whome he had one child. Both child and mother died less than two years after the marriage. His second wife was Ruth White, my Mother, by whome he had seven sons and three daughters. Some time before his death he began to decline and grew very feeble but kept about within one day of his death. He remained perfectly in his reason to his last moments and expressed a willingness to be with Jesus, whome his soul loved, and on Saturday morning about sunrise, February 9, 1806, without a struggle, groan or sigh, breathed his last and, I hope, fell asleep in Jesus. He was within 37 days of his 75th year. My dear Mother, Ruth Bainbridge, was in a low declining state of body with consumption for one year and departed out of time into eternity on the November 5, 1807. Had she lived until the 29th of February, she would have been 69 years of age, a member of the Baptist society for 35 or 36 years and, I think, possessed vital religion which has given her an everlasting portion in the kingdom of God.”
Absalom Bainbridge was born the 29th of December, 1766, in Frederick Co., Maryland, and was married to his beloved wife, Elizabeth Beatty, the 8th of April at 4 o’clock and 40 minutes in the afternoon, in the year of our Lord, 1790. Elizabeth Beatty was born the 6th of August in the year of our Lord, 1772, also in Frederick Co., Maryland.
Darius Bainbridge was born the 26th day of February, Wednesday morning, 2 o’clock and 20 minutes, in the year of our Lord, 1794. He was born in Frederick Co., Maryland, and moved with his parents to Kentucky before 1800.
Elizabeth Bainbridge was born the 1st day of November, Sunday night, 11 o’clock, in the year of our Lord, 1795.
Anna Bainbridge was born the 28th day of April, Saturday, 4 o’clock and 30 minutes, in the year of our Lord, 1798.
Amira Bainbridge was born the 17th of February, Monday night, 11 o’clock, in the year of our Lord, 1800.
Erastus Bainbridge was born the 1st day of December, on Tuesday, 2 o’clock in the morning, in the year of our Lord, 1801.
Almeda Bainbridge was born the 1st day of September, Friday morning, 15 minutes after 12 o’clock, in the year of our Lord, 1803.
Eusebius Bainbridge was born the 8th day of July, Monday, 2 o’clock, in the year of our Lord, 1805.
Meroe Bainbridge was born the 25th day of May, Monday, 11 o’clock, in the year of our Lord, 1807.
Zulina Bainbridge was born April the 26th, Wednesday, P.M., in the year of our Lord, 1809.
Leodine Bainbridge was born the 9th of June, Sunday, 3 o’clock and 30 minutes A.M., in the year of our Lord, 1811.
Armilda Bainbridge was born October the 19th, Monday, 11 o’clock and 30 minutes A.M., in the year of our Lord, 1812.
Zerelda A. I. Bainbridge was born february the 24th, Friday, 11 o’clock P.M., in the year of our lord, 1815.
Darius Bainbridge, son of Alsalom Bainbridge, was born February 26, 1794, Frederick Co., Maryland and died July 28, 1860, buried in Muddy Creek Cemetery, KS..
Elizabeth Bainbridge was born 1816. Married John H. Ward and moved to Oregon..
Martha Malvina Bainbridge was born Jan. 17, 1819, in Kentucky. The family moved to St. Charles Co., MO, when she was an infant. Married Jefferson J. Groshong. She died May 8, 1912, and is buried in Meriden Cem, Meriden, KS.
Mary Eleanor Bainbridge was born Mar. 31, 1820 and married Sylvester Warfield Groushong.
Thomas Absolom Bainbridge was born Feb. 8, 1822 and married Rosannah Aker. Died 1852.
Alpheus W. Bainbridge was born Mar. 31, 1823 and married Rosannah Aker.
Eliza (Elizabeth) Ann Bainbridge was born Aug. 31, 1825 at St. Charles, Mo. she died Apr. 9, 1836 at Smithville, MO, and was buried in Goss Cemetery.
Caroline G. Bainbridge was born May 8, 1827. She married first Otia Newton and moved to Oregon. Her second marriage was to Marcellus Faulconer.
Darius Bainbridge was born Jan. 17, 1829 and married Mary Aker.
Zerelda Emaline Bainbridge was born Mar. 13, 1831 and married John W. Dunn. They moved to Oregon.
Emma Bainbridge was born Sept. 15, 1833 in Clay Co., MO, and died Apri. 3, 1835. She is buried in at Goss Cemetery, Smithville, MO.
Arminta Dorman Bainbridge was born Sept. 15, 1839 and married Pleasant Bush. They moved to Oregon.
Amira Eusebius Bainbridge was born Sept. 15, 1839 and married Pleasant Bush. They moved to Oregon
The Bainbridge's of New Jersey and Allied Families, a book by Gwen G. Seefeld of Wichita, KS, states that Cleveland's grandfather, Jefferson Jeremiah Groshong (his mother Ann's father) "was the son of Jeremiah I. Groshong who came to St. Charles County, MO, where he had a Spanish Land Grant along with the family of his wife (Mary Magdalene Kroh) and the Daniel Boone family. Jeremiah I. was the son of the immigrant Jacob Grojean who came to America Oct. 4, 1751, on the ship 'Queen of Denmark,' settling in PA. He was a French Huguenot and went by the name of 'French Jacob.' He had a large family, most of them going to KY with him, then on to MO."
below, Grove's Mill, PA, possibly built by French Jacob:
Johann(es?) Jacob ("French") Grosjean (Grozong/Groshong) b.1725 Alsace/Lorraine, French Huguenot?, mig. 10/4/1751 Ship Queen of Denmark via Rotterdam, Holland to Philadelphia PA, "built log mill btw 1776-79 in Northumberland Town, PA on Salomon Heberling's site, attacked 5/18/1780 by Native Americans, defeated in suit at Surbury and moved mill 1782/3, assessed by name 1787, added saw mill 1789, hero of wild tales of Indian troubles, French Jacob=large spring above tavern on Brush? Valley Rd., beside which he hid from Indians, 1793 moved to end of Nittany Mtn. in Centre Co. & then West" -- PA History, d.ca.1826? MO?/ [See Groshong web site.]
Children of Martha Melvina (Brainbridge) & Jeremiah Jefferson Groshong:
William Henry Groshong was born August 2, 1828 and died Nov. 11, 1828.
Sylvester Warfield Groshong was born November 12, 1842.
Anna Eliza Groshong was born July 23, 1845.
James Absalom Groshong was born February 19, 1849.
Jefferson Monroe Groshong was born May 11, 1857.
Ann Eliza Groshong, daughter of Martha and Jefferson Groshong, was born July 23, 1845, in Grant Co, WI. She died March 2, 1935, in Meriden, KS, and is buried in Steward Cemetery, Jackson Co., KS.
Willie Jane Martin was born Dec. 3, 1866.
James Lewis Martin was born Dec. 7, 1868.
Martha "Matt" Agnes Martin was born May 6, 1870.
Robert Jackson Martin was born Dec. 30, 1872.
Mary "El"nora Martin was born Mar. 10, 1879.
Christopher C. Martin was born Aug 24, 1881.
Cleveland Taylor Martin was born Dec. 9, 1884.
Lolly Martin was born Jan 2, 1887.
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