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William Glenn

WILLIAM GLENN,  farmer, post-office North Sandy, is a son of Samuel and Jennie (Barr) Glenn, natives of County Derry, Ireland, who came to America in 1790 with John Glenn, the grandfather of our subject. They remained near Philadelphia three years and then settled in Allegheny County. They first came to Mercer County in 1803, and in 1806 purchased the farm now owned by our subject, in Mill Creek Township, where the parents of our subject died. His father, Samuel,  was in the War of 1812, served the township as justice of the peace for about forty years; voted the Whig, afterward the Republican ticket, and was a member of the Rocky Spring United Presbyterian Church. His wife died in 1855 and he followed in 1859. Their children were Eliza, Mrs. John Brandon; John; Margeret, Mrs. James Pinkerton; David, Mary, Martha, Matilda and Samuel, in Erie County, Penn.; Jane, Mrs. Joseph Stevens, of French Creek Township. Our subject was born on the homestead he now owns May 28, 1820, attended the log school-house of that period and has been engaged in farming principally. In 1855 he erected a grist-mill on North Sandy Run, which he conducted for about fourteen years. The mill has since been known as the Glenn Mill. He also built a saw-mill on the same run, which he conducted for about twenty years. In 1847 he married Miss Esther,  daughter of John Dickey, of Mill Creek Township. She died in 1865, leaving eight children, six of whom are still living: Ann Eliza, Mrs. Charles Baker of Erie, Penn.; Oscar, in the United States Navy, now on board the “Michigan” and stationed at Erie; Melvina, Mrs. A. L. Reid, of Butler, Penn.; Jennie, Mrs. John Deemer, of Venango County, Penn.; Margaret, Mrs. George Bright; Hettie, Mrs. John Cleland. The second wife of our subject was Mrs. Isabella Free, daughter of John Clayton, of Mill Creek Township.

He has held the offices of school director and supervisor of the township; is a member of Worth Lodge No. 554, I. 0. 0. F., and a member of the Sandy United Presbyterian Church, and votes the Republican ticket.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1087 

Note: William Glenn died 15 Jun 1892 and is buried in Glenn Gilliland Cemetery, along with his parents, his first wife and several of his children.

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