Grooms, Solomon 1 2 3

Birth Name Grooms, Solomon
Gender male
Age at Death more than 56 years, 1 month, 17 days



Solomon Grooms was born in 1754. The first records for him are in the 1780s in Morgan Twsp, Washington County, PA. This part of SW PA was disputed territory with Virginia (this may account for later generation biographies that say he or his brother William were from Virginia). Solomon and family arrive in Bourbon Co, Kentucky approx 1794. His wife was Sarah. It is possibly her maiden name was Parker and she was a sister to his brother William's wife.

Solomon and Sarah had possibly nine children of which seven lived to be adults or minors and are named in his will. They are: Mary (1775), Hannah Francis (1782), William (1784), Richard (1786), Joseph (1795), Sarah (1798) and Francis (1800).

It has been long believed that a William Grooms from the same Pennsylvania documents and later in Bourbon and Clark Counties Ky with Solomon was his brother. This linkage has been confirmed by DNA. Children of both Solomon and William will emigrate to Missouri and live near each other making successive Groom/s research in Missouri complicated!

It is this researcher's belief that William and Solomon are first generation emigrates from Briton borderlands who came to America in the early 1770s and settled in the VA/PA back country. They possibly received land bounties from militia service in the Rev War. There is a Solomon listed in 1782 PA Militia. The best surviving record for Solomon is his will executed in Clark Co, KY 18 Feb 1810. Other than this, where he lived and his burial is unknown.

Son William Memorial # 185105895

James Grooms 11/2017.


From, but I'm not sure how much of it I believe:

When William or John Groom was born in September 1724, in Kemberton, Shropshire, England, his father, William Groom, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Cripps, was 23. He had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Sarah Webb. He died in 1804, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 80.


William or John Groom
1724–1804, Male

Sarah Webb
1730–1783, Female

Children (7)

William Groom
1750–1811, Male

Nancy Ann Groom
1752–Deceased, Female

Solomon Grooms
1754–1810, Male

Sarah Groom
1765–Deceased, Female

Jane Groom
Female1770–Deceased, Female

Thomas Groom
1775–Deceased, Male

Zachariah Groom
1779–1804, Male


William Groom
1699–Deceased, Male

Elizabeth Cripps
1701–Deceased, Female

William or John Groom
1724–1804, Male

Francis Groom
1726–1727, Male

Mary Groome
1728–1790, Female

Dorothy Groom
1735–Deceased, Female


Possible parents:


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1754      
Death after 18 February 1810 Clark Co., Kentucky, United States of America    


Family of Grooms, Solomon and Unknown, Sarah (wife of Solomon Grooms)

Married Wife Unknown, Sarah (wife of Solomon Grooms) ( * + after 1810 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Grooms, Richard25 February 178614 January 1857