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Monument dedicated to the heroic services given by Captain Peter Grove, ranger, during the Revolutionary War.
While this Monument is dedicated to Captain Grove, it can also be considered a dedication to his Widow and children. Captain Grove died by drowning in the Susquehanna River in 1802. Soon after this tragedy, his Widow, Sara Whitmore/Witmer Grove moved to Venango Co, Pa. to live with her children. She resided in Venango Co. for the remainder of her life. In later years, she received a pension from the Government for Captain Grove’s military services. She is buried in an unmarked grave in the old Presbyterian Cemetery in Sunville, Venango Co., Pa.
Captain Grove & Sara Witmore Grove were the grandparents of Sara Jane Hazlet who married James Madison Bowman.