Edward Ground

Edward Ground

 
Edward Ground

Edward Ground (1809-1885) married his first wife, Eliza Ann Butler (1816-1864), eldest daughter of Peter and Rachel Butler, in 1834. They traveled to the Oregon Territory with Peter Butler in 1853, along with their five children. Of their eight children, one died at the age of two in 1840, while two additional children were born after their relocation to the Oregon Territory. Two years after Eliza’s death in 1864, Edward remarried a woman named Susan McCann Crossley, who bore him two children, although the first died in infancy. In 1876 they moved to Asotin County, Washington, with their sons William and Robert Ground. Edward is buried with his first wife in the Butler Davidson Cemetery.

Children of Edward Ground and Eliza Ann Butler:

William Butler Ground (1836-1880); married Sarah Jane Jones in 1864
Francis Ground (1838-1840)
Robert Ground (1840-1918); buried at the Davidson Family Cemetery
Luther Ground (1842-1918); married Sarah Jane Butler in 1868; buried at Fir Crest Cemetery with his wife
Franklin Pierce Ground (1842-1936); married Emma J. Wells in 1868
Peter Ground (1848-1874)
John H. Ground (1855-1914); married Amanda I. Ground (1857-1911); buried in the Fir Crest Cemetery
Sylvester Ground (1858-1860)

Children of Edward Ground and Susan Crossley:

Evaline Ground
Alice May Ground; married Mr. Shadowney

For more information about the Ground family, please view the family biography.

To see photographs of the Ground family, please visit the photo gallery.

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Letters from 1857

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Letter to Brother and Sister from Edward Ground, Edward Ground

Letters from 1855

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Letter to John Butler and Eliza (Smith) Butler from Edward Ground, Edward Ground

Letters from 1854

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Letter to John Butler and Eliza (Smith) Butler from Edward Ground, Edward Ground and William Ground