Updegraff, Updegrove, Grove in the United States of North America


The family at their personal rise

Jonathan Taylor Updegraff
Jonathan Taylor Updegraff

Descandents of an alleged second Graeff-line:

 

Originally descendant from the old austrian dynastic family Von Graben, an illegetimate branch of the meinhardinian dukes and counts, from the Kornberg castle close to Graz (Styria). Wolfgang von Graben arrives to Holland in 1483 and has two sons. The second, Abraham op den Graeff (1485-1561), was the alleged ancrestor of the Op den Graeff line in Germany and his descendents Abraham Isaacksz op den Graeff (1649-1731) for family Updegraff and  John William op den Graeff (1732-1800/1804) for the Updegrove-family in the United States. In the States the family split up in the branches Updegraff, Updegrove, Updegraph, Upthegrove etc. Also the family Groff, Grove, an alleged branch of Hans Graff, Baron Weldon (1661-1746) lived in the States

Notable family members

* Abraham Isacks op den Graeff (1649-1731), in 1683 one of the Original 13 who became the first german settlers in Northamerica (Germantwon, Pennsylvania), cousin to William Penn, signer of the first organized religious protest against slavery in colonial America

Jonathan Taylor Updegraff (1822-1882), politican

Thomas Updegraff (1834-1910), politican

Mark K. Updegrove (born 1961), author and historian

Stephan Updegraff (born 1962), refractive surgeon, opthalmologist

Genealogy Updegraff and Updegrove

PDF, perhaps from a (family)book

Book: "History of the Op Den Graeff/Updegraff family", June Shaull Lutz, 1988

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