Monday, January 20, 2014

Hugh Glenn and Elizabeth Fine

Wash Cemetery

This is an early account of this family:

"From "A Walk Through Time" compiled by Reagan L. Glenn
Hugh Gideon Glenn married Sarah Sappington and they moved from Madison County, Kentucky, to St. Louis county, Missouri.  Sarah died on 17 September 1811 and was buried in the long Cemetery in St. Louis.  Hugh then married Elizabeth Fine McDonald on 26 January 1813.  Hugh bought land near the Meramec River where it joins the Mississippi River in the township of Carondelet.  He bought 160 acres on Davis Creek, and when the county of St. Louis was organized on 1 January 1838, James Glenn, Hugh's Brother was listed as owning 227 acres and Hugh as owning 160 acres.  On 23 September 1817, Hugh applied for a license to trade with the Cherokee and Osage Indians from the Territory of Missouri.  Hugh sold 80 acres of land to James Glenn.  The land was in St. Louis county and sold for 110 dollars.  The sale was witnessed by Thomas Sappington and Joseph Sappington, and the deed was recorded on 30 August 1832.  Hugh and James left St. Louis County, Missouri and moved to Crawford  County, Missouri in the township of Johnson.  Hugh died before 5 April 1835.  His will left all his property to his wife, Elizabeth.  Hugh and Elizabeth Glenn owned one slave. The slave was born in 1830 and his name was George Millias."

This section is what I have found:
I have not obtained a copy of Hugh Glenn's will. The will book index is not available online and you cannot order a specific will. All that I have found is that you either have to visit in person or order microfilm rolls.
Hugh Glenn was born in Kentucky according to the census records of his children.

No marriage record had been found, but Elizabeth's name is believed to be Fine because Elizabeth is living with Ann Fine (widow in 1850).  Ann Fine is listed as the owner and the land has a value of $500.

Although this account states that Hugh Glenn left all his property to his wife, no deeds have been found for either David Fine or Hugh Glenn in in Crawford County. Few deeds exist for this time period and prior to 1850, purchasers of the federal lands in Missouri were exempt from land taxes for five years after purchase. (Source: Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, edited by Alice Eichholz, p. 386)

However, the 1850 US Federal Census- Slave Schedule lists an E Glenn of District 24 Crawford County.

The 1840 Census lists Elizabeth as the head of the household with seven (4 males, 3 females) free white people and one slave. Six of the white people are under twenty years old.

Elizabeth purchases land in Phelps County Township 39-N, range 6-W on 10 Dec 1841

Most of the information about this family comes from the 1850 census.

Hugh and Elizabeth Glenn are believed to have the following children: Martin Glenn (about 1821), Gideon Glenn (abt 1825), Anderson Glenn (abt 1827), Jackson Glenn (1830)

The 1850 Census shows:
Entry 68 Elizabeth Glenn 59 widow
Martin Glenn 29 M Farmer
Jane Glenn 18 F
Ann Fine 80 F
Entry 69 Gideon Glenn 25 M Farmer
Susan Glenn 24 F
John Glenn 6 M
Henry Glenn 4 M
Elizabeth E Glenn 2 F
M F Glenn 3/12 M
Entry 70 Anderson Glenn 23 M Farmer
B J Glenn 21 F
Alexander Glenn 1 M
F A Glenn 4/12 F
Entry 71 Jackson D Glenn 20 M
Elizabeth A Glenn 17 F
Permilia Glenn 11/12 F

No census record found for 1860

In 1870, she is living with Jackson and Elizabeth Branstetter Glenn in St James, MO
1870 Census:

Entry 260 Anderson Glenn and wife Rachel Branstetter Glenn, farmer with $2,000 real estate and $740 personal property.

Entry 261 Jackson Glenn and wife Elizabeth Branstetter Glenn, farmer with $1,900 real estate and $600 personal property.

Entry 262 Elizabeth Glenn 80, keeping house with $1,000 in real estate and and $300 in personal property.

Other family members are listed, but the cenus is very hard to read.

In 1880, Elizabeth is living with her son Jackson and his wife Elizabeth Branstetter Glenn and children: Mary J (16), Ollie A (14), Robert Jackson(12) and May (7) in Dawson Township, Phelps, Missouri.

 Elizabeth died in 1882 and is buried in Wash Cemetery. The information says that she was born February 11, 1793 in Tennessee and died November 15, 1882. Wash Cemetery (38.123697, -91.610112) is about 10 miles North of St James, Missouri.

Hugh Glenn's marker

Elizabeth Fine Glenn's marker


  1. I have not yet made it to wash Cemetery but I did just go to Highgate Cemetery near st. James Missouri to see several of the Glen markers there I was really surprised at how nice the cemetery is and how much of it has our ancestors. I am a direct descendant of Hugh Gideon Glenn my great-grandmother was Goldie Lillian Glenn TUEBL I'm just so amazed how close I moved to my ancestors having never known where they were from
    -Shawna marshall

  2. I haven't been in a long time, but I would like to go again.