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Robert McGrew Biography


Robert McGrew, December 7, 1821 – December 14, 1905.  Minerva McGrew, his wife, September 29, 1818 – October 14, 1905.  Plum Creek Baptist Cemetery, Spencer County, Kentucky.

from Kentucky – A History of the State, Perrin, 1887

Spencer County

Robert McGrew was born in Spencer County, Kentucky, December 7, 1821.  He is the tenth of a family of twelve children born to George and Elizabeth (Cravison) McGrew.  George was a stone mason by trade, but was also engaged in agricultural pursuits.  Our subject was married in February, 1842, to Miss Minerva C. Collins, daughter of George Collins.  Two children have blessed their union:  Susan E., who married R. S. Gilbert, and have four living children:  Kate, Everett, Ella and Jesse; and Joseph W., who married Irene Alloway and have four living children:  Iva, William, Bettie and Robert.  Our subject received a common-school education, and has always been engaged in the pursuits of the farm, and now owns 318 acres near Waterford.  He and his wife are strict members of the Plum Creek Baptist Church, in which he has been deacon for twenty years.  He is also a Master Mason.

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