Paulina (Polina) Groves was born in Kentucky about 1828 or 1829. There are no records as to who her parents are, so I cannot yet provide that information.
She married John Vincent on July 4, 1849 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
On the 1850 census Paulina, listed as Palina, (age 21 years) and John (age 34 years), a farmer, are found living in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky with their two oldest children: Sarah S (age 7 years) and Martha F (age 4 months). They are both listed as persons over 20 years of age and are unable to read or write. Interestingly enough, they are living next door to Isaac Groves and family. This might be Paulina’s brother. I have not yet confirmed this, though. Also, four doors down from the Vincent family is the Hall family. Listed in their household is a 12 year old Susan B Vincent. I’m not sure what relationship she has to the Hall family or if she has any relationship to John Vincent (I just found it interesting).
In 1860 the family is still in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky in the same house. They are still living next door to Isaac Groves, though I no longer see the Hall family with the mysterious Susan B Vincent in the neighborhood. In 1860 John (age 45 years), a day laborer and Paulina, listed as Perlina, (age 32 years) have the following children living with them: Martha A (F?, age 10 years), Robert (age 7 years), Isaac (age 6 years), Rachael (age 3 years) and William H (age 1 year). I assume Sarah has married, though I haven’t done any research on her as of yet.
Sadly enough, in 1870 Paulina is widowed. Based on the age of her youngest child I gather that John passed between 1863 and 1870. I think she and her children have moved as none of the neighbors are the same. She is still in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. She is listed as Purlina (age 40 years). The children living with her are: Martha (age 19 years), Robert (age 16 years), Isaac (age 14 years), Rachel (age 10 years), Samuel (William?, age 8 years) and Nilda (age 6 years). I find it odd how far off the ages are compared to previous census records.
I cannot find Paulina anywhere on the 1880 census. I assume she passed between 1870 and 1880, though. I cannot find her youngest child, Nilda (Nelda, Mildred) on the 1880 census, either, though she didn’t marry until 1885.
I am still trying to find where Paulina might be buried, and John, too.