Was born in Augusta County, Virginia, on the 19th of August, 1818.. He was taken to Indiana by his parents, who removed to that State when Jacob was three years old, and there lived until after he became of age. In 1834, he went to Mississippi, and after a sojourn there, went to Illinois, where he began farming, continuing there until the fall of 1857. That was the period of his coming to Daviess County, and he has resided here ever since.

Mr. Grove was married, in Illinois, in February, 1841, to Miss Leah Kindig. They are the parents of eleven children, of whom only four still survive: Simon, Mary M., Sebastian, and Eliza are living at the time of this writing; while Sarah E., Samuel, Annie, and four infant children, are all dead.
Mr. Grove owns a place containing 150 acres of good land, which he has well improved. In is located in Liberty Township, and is one of the most desirable farces in Daviess County.