ROBERT WILSON GLENN I
ROBERT WILSON GLENN II
ROBERT WILSON GLENN was born March 5, 1813 in Surry
County, North Carolina, the 8th of ten children of Thomas Glenn (1773-1847)
and Ann Speer Glenn (1781-1860). His parents had both been orphaned at a
very young age, but had quite a bit of land willed to them by their parents.
Thomas Glenn had a brother named Jeremiah and sisters Susannah ("Sukey"),
Jane ("Jeanie"), and Agnes ("Aggie"). Their parents were Tyre
Glenn (1740-1775) and Sarah Shelton (1740-1779), who, as previously
mentioned, had come to North Carolina from Hanover County, Virginia, in
about 1766. Tyre Glenn's wife Sarah Shelton came from a prominent family
of Virginia. One of her relatives, also named Sarah Shelton, was
the first wife of Patrick Henry, and resided in Hanover County, Virginia
during the same time period. Tyre Glenn and his brothers Wortham,
William, and Beverly, all moved their families to North Carolina from
Virginia around the same time (1766), together with a James Glenn, who
was probably their uncle. In the Regulator's War (1767), a pre-revolutionary
rebellion in North Carolina against the crown, "Tirey Klann" (Tyree Glenn)
was arrested and forced to give an oath of allegiance in Salem, NC. So
was James Glen.
Robert Wilson Glenn's grandfather Tyre Glenn died in 1775 at the
young age of 35, leaving a will in Surry County, North Carolina, which
was probated Feb. 1775. He gave all of his assets to his widow Sarah
and provided for his land to be divided between his two sons Jeremiah
and Thomas when they came of age. Thomas Glenn was only about 2 years
old when his father died. His mother Sarah Shelton Glenn must have
also died within a few years, because Thomas and his brother Jeremiah
and sisters Agnes and Jean were taken in and raised by their oldest
sister Susanna ("Sukey") Glenn (~1760-1834) and her husband Rev. John
Blackwell, along with the ten Blackwell children. On 11 Feb 1778, court
documents state that John Blackwell, guardian to children of deceased
Tyree Glenn, conducted inventory of the Glenn estate. Agnes, Jean,
Jeremiah, and Thomas Glenn are named as wards of Blackwell. Agnes
Glenn also ended up marrying a minister, Joseph Royal ("Joroyal")
Barnett, about 1780. They moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina, and
were very outspoken in preaching against the institution of slavery as
being morally wrong, as Rev. Blackwell did also. The other Glenn sister
in this family, Jane (or Jean), married Micajah C. Barnett, brother
of Rev. Joroyal Barnett.
Thomas Glenn married Ann Speer about 1797 in Surry County, NC. Ann
Speer's parents were Robert Speer, Jr. (1750-1781) and Elizabeth (abt.
1754-??). Her father and also her grandfather, Robert Speer, Sr., were
both killed during the Revolutionary War period, perhaps by British
soldiers. The Surry County Court records that on 15 November 1782,
Rhoda Speer aged 3 years 6 months, and her sister Ann Speer, aged 21
months, orphan daughters of Robert Speer, deceased, were bound to Andrew
Speer (who was probably their uncle), until they reached the age of
18 years. Ann ("Nancy") Speer married Thomas Glenn in 1797, and their
SQUIRE SOLON GLENN (1798-1870),
TYRE GLENN (1800-1875),
THOMAS GLENN, Jr. (1802-1838),
AUSTIN HARRISON GLENN (1804-1863),
JANE GLENN (1805- ?),
ISAAC GLENN (1808- ?),
URIAH ("Hugh") GLENN (1810-1884),
**ROBERT WILSON GLENN (1813-1873),
ELIZABETH GLENN (1815- ?),
SARAH GLENN (1818- ?)
The Glenns were of what is usually called the small planter class:
they had a valuable, though not extremely large plantation, and they
owned a few slaves, in spite of the fact that many of the Glenns and
their in-laws were abolitionists (anti-slavery). Robert Wilson Glenn's
oldest brother, Squire S. Glenn, became a blacksmith and moved to Monroe
County, Tennessee, to a town called Ball Play (so-called because
Cherokee Indians held their ancient ceremonial ball games there). At
least two more Glenn brothers followed Squire to Monroe County, Tennessee:
Thomas Jr., a merchant, moved to Monroe County but then died in
1838 at the age of 36, leaving a widow and young daughter.
Austin H. Glenn became a minister, resided in Monroe County, Tennessee
for a time, later moving his family to Hunt County, Texas.
Tragically, "Preacher Glenn," as he was called, was hanged by Confederate
vigilantes in March 1863 in Hunt County, Texas, for being a Union
sympathizer. He was around 60 years old. Apparently he had made his
views widely known, preaching against the evils of the slave system, and
this stirred up anger from many southerners in those tumultuous times.
Three of Austin Glenn's sons served in the Union Army. One, Joseph,
was a scout and was killed at Little Rock while leading the Union army
there. Another son of Rev. Austin Glenn, Thomas Tyre Glenn, served in
the Confederate Army as a physician. He had been conscripted or forced
into service, but served honorably, was wounded and captured, later
sent by steamboat to Vicksburg, Miss, in an exchange of prisoners, and
died there in Jan. 1863.
"In startling contrast to the rest of the family" was the career of
Robert Wilson Glenn's second oldest brother, Tyre Glenn (1800-1875).
He "engaged in every conceivable kind of business ... land speculation,
slave trading, merchandising, whiskey making, iron mongering ... anything
that would make money." He also owned the Glenn Ferry, which operated
on the Yadkin River. After making a large fortune in business, he
bought up much of the surrounding land, and after the death of his
father Thomas in 1847, Tyre Glenn bought out the interest of all the
other heirs, enlarging his holdings even further. He built a large
mansion or estate called GLENWOOD on the southern part of his land. It
was completed in 1846, and was built in the Greek Revival style (photo
available in Yadkin County Ancestors book). He allowed his brother
Uriah Glenn and family to live in the old Thomas Glenn place, and he
also built a small house for his widowed mother Ann and his three spinster
sisters (Jane, Elizabeth, and Sarah), who lived there until their
deaths. For many years the mansion house, Glenwood, was the finest
house in Surry and Yadkin Counties. The University of North Carolina
has the "Tyre Glenn papers" in its special collections, including his
personal correspondence, business records, bills of sale for slaves,
etc. These papers are of interest to historians because they show how
slave traders of that time operated.
Tyre Glenn postponed marriage
until age 37, but when he did marry, it was to 21-year-old Margaret
Bynum, daughter of a very prominent North Carolina family. They had
12 children. His eldest son, William Bynum Glenn, became a lawyer and
partnered in Winston with Robert Broadnax Glenn (1854-1920), who became
governor of North Carolina. Robert Broadnax Glenn was the son of
Annie S. Dodge and Chalmers Lanier Glenn, who was the son of John W. Glenn,
who was the son of James Anderson Glenn, who settled in the Dan River valley
of Rockingham County. Orphaned, James Anderson Glenn was raised by an
uncle, Dr. Edward Travis Broadnax.
According to family tradition, our ancestor Robert Wilson Glenn left
home at an early age and went to Wetumpka, Alabama (which is not too far
from Glennville and Auburn, Alabama where his cousins were very prominent
citizens). There he married and had two children. No records have been
found on his first wife and children, but family tradition says that
there was a divorce, and his brother Austin Glenn who was a minister,
took in his two children and raised them. Robert Wilson Glenn went to
St. Louis, Missouri, where he founded a grist mill, but he became
dissatisfied there, so he bought a herd of cattle and drove them from St.
Louis to Santa Fe. He apparently did all right for himself, because he
owned a large herd of cattle when the war with Mexico broke out. He
fought in the Mexican War and was wounded in the conflict. When he was
released from the hospital, he was broke and had lost everything that
One day soon after his release from the hospital, he was standing
on a street corner in Santa Fe when a man he knew came along. In the
course of their conversation, this friend learned of Robert Wilson's
circumstances and offered him two 6-mule teams and complete trading
outfits, so Robert Wilson Glenn went into business hauling freight on
the Santa Fe Trail. Later he also brought freight from Santa Fe into
what is now known as Spanish Fork, Utah (along the old Spanish Trail?).
On one of his trips to Spanish Fork, one of his drivers got into a
fight with a stranger and pulled a knife on the man, cutting him quite
badly. Robert Wilson Glenn was a pretty good lawyer, so he brought his
driver to Salt Lake City to defend him at trial.
While in Salt Lake City he camped on the old Tithing House block.
One morning he got up, and after cooking his breakfast he went and sat
down on the tongue of his wagon. It was 8:00 a.m., the morning of 27
Nov 1850. A stranger came along and sat down on the tongue of the wagon
with Robert Wilson and started a conversation with him. They began
discussing religion. The discussion that took place lasted from 8:00
a.m. until dark that night, for the stranger was Parley P. Pratt, and
he was trying to convert Robert Wilson Glenn to the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints. Whatever methods he used were successful,
for the next morning, 28 November 1850, he baptized Robert Wilson Glenn
into the Church. He was later endowed in President Brigham Young's
office in Salt Lake City, August 4, 1852.
Shortly after this, Brigham Young sent him to Manti, Sanpete County,
to found the first grist mill there. Manti had been formed in 1849
by Isaac Morley and others, under the direction of Brigham Young. It
was the fourth town founded by the Latter-day Saints in the Rocky Mountains.
Only Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Provo antedated it. R. Wilson Glenn, as
he was called in Manti, was ordained a High Priest on March 7, 1853 by
Isaac Morley, Titus Billings, et al. On October 4, 1853, R. Wilson was
made acting ward clerk in Manti, the former clerk Bro. J.E. Warner having
been killed by the Indians.
On December 5, 1853, R. Wilson Glenn married Sarah
Angeline Williams (born 12 November 1837, died 11 July 1914), a
daughter of John Williams (abt.1808-1844?) and Marcy Jane Lucas
(abt.1812-1886 or 1896). Sarah Angeline Williams was not quite 16, and
R. Wilson Glenn was 40 years old when they married.
Robert Wilson Glenn and his family lived in Manti for 12 years,
from 1852 to 1864. During this time R.W. Glenn opened and operated the
first store in Manti and in Sanpete County. Then, "previous to the
year 1863, Robert Wilson Glenn, Isaac Sampson, and a number of men from
Manti were called by Brigham Young to explore the central part of our
state. They came upon a small cove with two cool, clear streams sending
a large stream of water west to the valley about one and one-half
miles (to the west). They saw wonderful possibilities for irrigation
and power, and they reported to that effect."
Andrew Jensen, Church Historian, wrote concerning the pioneers of
"It was not until the fall of 1863 that Albert Lewis of Manti,
Sanpete County, together with 9 other men ventured out with a view
of making a settlement ... These first settlers, unlike those who followed
the next year, were not called by the Church authorities, but came
voluntarily and spent the winter of 1863-64 in a hole (or dugout) in
the ground, which they carefully covered with brush and other materials,
and piled up some rocks which they called a chimney, built in
such a shape that it resembled an Indian wickiup. This shanty stood on
a spot about two blocks south of the present public square (of Richfield).
These men, who had chosen Albert Lewis as their file leader,
had no families with them."
The men were Albert Lewis, Robert Wilson Glenn, Christian Olsen Hansen
and his brother Hans Olsen Hansen, Nelson Higgins, August Nelson, George
Ogilvie, Jorgen Smith, Andrew Poulsen and Eskild C. Peterson. A large
stone monument now stands in Richfield on the site where these first
settlers spent the winter, with the names of these ten men on it.
Apparently this site had been an ancient Indian village, and the area
was discovered to contain ruins of adobe walls, relics of pottery, Indian
corn, wheat, grinding stones, arrows, and human bones.
In the spring, Brigham Young, in counsel with Orson Hyde, called
Robert Wilson Glenn and other men to bring their families and settle in
the Sevier Valley. Apparently Robert Wilson Glenn was already planning
to move to the Sevier Valley when the call from Brigham Young came, so
instead of settling at Richfield he was asked to lead another settlement,
which would later become GLENWOOD.
Robert Wilson Glenn was instrumental
in establishing both towns, and as county surveyor and lawyer
appears to have traveled back and forth between the settlements. The
first families of Glenwood were Robert Wilson Glenn, Isaac Sampson,
Joseph Wall, George Pectol, Thomas Bell, Archibald T. Oldroyd, Peter M.
Oldroyd Sr., Seth Wareham, Artimas Millet, Henry Hendrickson, William
Sampson, James Killian, William Cowley, and others. The first families
of Richfield were those of the men listed in the paragraph above.
At the site of Richfield in early January 1864, Robert W. Glenn had
surveyed six blocks of five acres each, and laid off streets wide
enough for travel with ox teams. The blocks were divided into quarters,
each lot being 214 and a half feet square. One of the blocks was
reserved for the public square. This small town became Plat A, Richfield
City Survey. In early spring of 1864, the men returned to their
homes in Manti to bring their families, and they arrived March 14, 1864.
For the division of lands, Ole Borg wrote,
"Each man was to have 20 acres; one city lot, one hay lot, two and a half
acres, and a share in the public calf pasture. The land was drawn for
in the following way: the numbers on Mr. Glenn's survey were put on pieces
of paper and placed in a man's hat, and we then drew a number indicating
where our land was located. The first drawing took place on Sunday
afternoon, after meeting. Every man and boy present went out to see their
first possession of land in Zion. All were well pleased with their
That was the method by which land in Utah was distributed until
1869, when it became law that men must file on land and pay for it.
The first settlers of Glenwood arrived on the ground where Glenwood
now stands on January 11, 1864. They called the place Fort Glenn Cove.
It was situated in a natural cove on Cove Creek on the east side of
Sevier Valley. The sagebrush grew 6 feet high and was so thick they
could hardly walk through it, but the men went to work to clear the
ground and irrigate it with the streams of water flowing from the hills
to the east. After a town site had been surveyed, the brethren returned
to Sanpete Valley for their families. The settlement was founded in the
spring of 1864 under the direction of Robert Wilson Glenn.
Apostle Hyde visited Glenn Cove in 1864, when he named the place Glenwood
in lieu of Glenn Cove or Glencoe, a name formerly adopted by the
people (Glencoe is a famous glen in Scotland, where a battle was
The first homes were crude dugouts and the people suffered the
trials and privations common to all pioneers of those days. General
and local Church authorities also served as civil government officials,
and all civic matters and temporal affairs were discussed and decisions
made at branch -- and later ward -- meetings. Interesting and historical
facts are found in early minutes of those meetings. R. Wilson Glenn, as
he signed his name, recorded the earliest minutes and was chosen to act
as clerk of the branch. James Wareham was acting president.
"June 25, 1864: Meeting held at the home of Isaac Herring. R. Wilson
Glenn spoke upon improving themselves, being united, care of the
stock, and keeping the fields clear of stock. They voted to have field
fences put up by Thursday, June 29. If each man did not have his fence
up by then, a portion of his hay land should be taken to pay for putting
up the same."
"July 17, 1864: Elder Peter Oldroyd was appointed as a delegate to
the approaching county convention with instructions to vote for R. Wilson
Glenn of Glenwood for representative to the approaching legislative
assembly of the territory."
About twenty-five families spent the winter of 1864-65 in Glenwood,
in log cabins, adobe houses, and dugouts. Another entry from the minutes:
"Feb. 1, 1865: A resolution was passed for rock quarrying to begin,
also hauling rock for a schoolhouse. A correct account was to be kept
of what each man and team did on this building. Three citizens were
appointed as a building committee, namely Thomas Bell, R. Wilson Glenn,
and Henry Hendrickson..."
At first the local Indians were friendly. Quoting from the history
of Francis Wall:
"In the year of 1864 the Black Hawk Tribe came to
Glenwood to live for the winter. They camped in the hills east of
town, and would come down into town and beg for something to eat. Of
course the people gave them what food they could spare. Young Blackhawk
came to town every day, so sometimes he would play ball with the
boys. Often he came to me and asked if I would loan him a horse and
saddle. He would always bring the horse back."
Unfortunately, the Black Hawk Indian War broke out the next year,
and for several years the settlers knew little peace. Quoting again
from the history of Francis Wall:
"The Indians moved in January 1865
up into Sampete County and stayed there until the war started February
9, 1865. In April, 1865, I was mustered into the service by Captain
Robert Glenn as Home Guard. I was mustered into the cavalry to go after
ter the Indians who had killed a man, Nate Robinson, who had been to
Manti for flour for his family. I got to him first. He had camped by
Willowbend (now Aurora) with some people. He had been scalped and shot.
The Indians killed his oxen and dog. We took him to Glenwood."
Three of the settlers of Glenwood were later killed by the Indians, and
several were wounded. The child mortality rate was also high, because the
people suffered from want of food, clothing, and shelter, and infants
could not always be given proper care and nourishment.
During these troublesome times, the beat of the drum was the signal
for everyone to run to the home of the bishop ... Because of the serious
Indian troubles, the men of Glenwood were called upon to build a fort.
It was made of rock and had high, thick walls. One the west side were
two small, heavy wooden doors where people could enter. On the east
side was a large wooden gate where a loaded wagon could pass through.
All around the top, and by each door, were peek holes through which the
men could shoot. Inside the fort was a spring so people wouldn't go
thirsty. The fort was built around half of a city block.
In spite of the Indian troubles, the white settlers went on with
matters of business and government. The first meeting of the newly formed
Sevier County was held March 6, 1865, and the following appointments were
made: Robert W. Glenn, County Surveyor; William G. Baker, Assessor and
Collector; Nathaniel Hanchett, Sheriff; R.W. GLENN, William McFadden and
John Southwell, Board of Examiners for school teachers; H.P. Miller,
Superintendent of Schools. The book "Treasures of Pioneer History",
p. 290, says that "Robert W. Glenn, Richfield's first attorney, lived at
Glenwood, and traveled to Richfield every day to practice law with
Judge William Morrison."
However, the Black Hawk Indian War soon threatened the very existence
of the settlement of Glenwood. Settlers were frequently being threatened
and shot at by Indians, and on the 20th of April, 1866, the women
and children of Glenwood, Monroe and Marysvale came to Richfield for
safety. In Richfield the men from the outlying settlements built a
fort for their families to live in, while they patrolled the surrounding
areas and took care of the crops in the outlying settlements. The
conditions at the fort in Richfield, according to one resident,
"made us somewhat crowded, for as many as three families were crowded into
the house on the SW corner of the block NW of the public square, which
by this time had four additional rooms, which were occupied by R. W. Glenn,
County Surveyor, and his family, J.K Peterson and his three wives and
children, and George Pectol and his family. So the additions to the
(central) court room were well filled. But that was one of the
inconveniences of the war, and we got along astonishingly well in our
domestic relations, and cemented a friendship that remains unimpaired
to the present day, and it is fondly hoped that it will continue until
the day of redemption."
(from the book "Ten Penny Nails: Pioneering the Sevier Valley",
by Revo M. Young).
The following letter was written by Robert Wilson Glenn during his stay
in Richfield, to Brother R. G. Clark of Heber. It shows the outlook of the
pioneers at this period and describes their situation. A copy of this
letter in his own handwriting can be found in the Manti LDS Record Book.
"Richfield, Sevier Co., July 8, 1866.
Bro. R.G. Clark:
Yours of the 26th May came to hand to-day, so you see the mail facilities
for the county are rather on the slow order, and not by any means
sure. To-day is the first newspaper we have had for 10 wks. We have
been fairly much hemmed in until General Wells came in and even now we
cannot travel, only in large companies. So you see as a matter of course
we are not posted up in anything except Indian troubles. That we know
more about than is profitable or agreeable. Myself, family and all the
families of Glenn Wood were driven from our homes in the spring. I say
driven, we were ordered to leave for fear we would be massacred. A few
men remain at the ------, and Alma as a guard to water the growing crops;
but I suppose as soon as the crops are harvested both places will be
abandoned. When I sold out in Manti, I thought I would come out here
and raise stock and make butter and cheese, and accordingly I was getting
a pretty good stock of cows and young stock. Had I had no misfortune with
my stock I would have milked from 12 to 16 cows this season,
but they are all but 5 gone to Black Hawk's herd. I have five cows,
one yoke of work cattle and 4 calves in all that is left me out of my
entire stock. My losses since the war commenced is about $1700.00. I
still own a good farm, hay land, house, etc. but all of this is of no
use and cannot now be sold for one dollar. I see but a gloomy prospect
before me to make a living for my family, unless I can get into a good
flouring mill. If I could get a situation as miller in some good mill
north of San Pete I would gladly accept. I say north of San Pete because
when this county is given up to the Indians they will prey upon
San Pete until that county will suffer what we have and are suffering.
But after all I feel to rejoice and thank the Lord that the lives of
myself and family has been spared and we are in good health and Sarah
seems to be in good spirits, and hope we will be able to keep what
little stock we have left. I thank you for your kind invitation to
myself and family, and would start with them today if I had wagon and
team to get out of this country with, but (as) before stated, my property
is nearly all gone. I have a small and rather poor wagon and one
yoke of cattle is all my chance to move, and many of my brethren (are)
in a more destitute condition than myself. I had got in 10 acres of
wheat before we were counseled to evacuate Glenn Wood, that looks well,
I am told. I have let it out and have nothing to keep me here, only I
can't get away. There is to-day a report that Gen'l W.B. Pace is at
Glenn Wood with 100 men and that 400 men at different intervals are
going to scout the mountains to and beyond Green River. Pace did some
good fighting 9 miles from Glenn Wood, I think he and his men will
fight if they can get at the devils. If these troops going into the
mountains should fall in with the Indians and give them a good thrashing,
perhaps this county will not be evacuated, but if that is not accomplished
this whole valley will be broken up as soon as the crops are
secured. So upon the whole, if I had a wagon and team sufficient to
get away with, I would start (with) the first company that leaves and
not stop in San Pete either. But I would like to get into a good mill
in your county or any other business that would pay me a living (that
I could do)."
In the spring of 1867, when the Indian hostilities were resumed
(three people, Jens Peter Peterson and his wife, and Mary Smith, a
neighbor girl fourteen years old, were massacred 21 Mar 1867 at Black
Ridge east of the Sevier River, while they were traveling by wagon to
Glenwood to do some trading), the settlements of Glenwood, Richfield,
all of Piute County and the areas of Kanab and Kane were evacuated, the
people moving to the older settlements in Sanpete County for safety.
(Glenwood was later resettled, in 1870, but the Glenn family did not
return. Glenwood became a very successful settlement, and became
"one of only two communities in the LDS Church to live the United Order
Robert Wilson Glenn had lost most of his property during the Black
Hawk Indian War, amounting to about $1700. His lands and house were
worthless to him since the Indians had occupied the area. When he was
offered the job of running a grist mill for Abram Hatch, president of
the stake at Heber, Utah, he accepted, and moved his family there. A
few years later, in 1871, he moved to Wallsburg, Wasatch County (which
was first called Round Valley, settled in 1865, and named Wallsburg after
some of its first settlers, the Wall family).
The Glenns had been in Wallsburg only a short time when Robert Wilson
Glenn became ill with pneumonia and died on May 18, 1873 at 60 years of
age. He left his young widow, who was only 35, and six children, the
oldest being not quite 19, and the youngest just 9 years old.
Robert Wilson Glenn Jr. was almost 17 at the time,
and being the oldest boy, it fell to his lot to help support his mother and
smaller brothers and sisters.
Sarah Angeline Williams Glenn continued
to reside at Wallsburg until her death July 11, 1914 at 76 years of age,
after being a widow for 41 years.
[Note: it is doubtful whether the photo which has been identified
and published as being "Robert Wilson Glenn Sr." is actually him. Robert
Wilson Glenn I died in 1873 at 60 years of age, and the man in the
photo looks much older than 60, certainly not like a man in the prime
of his life who had been the leader of the settlement of Glenwood only
a few years earlier. Also, the suit he is wearing in the picture looks
like a more modern style. I suspect that this is actually a photo of
Robert Wilson Glenn II, who died in 1936 at age 79. This fits better
with the age of the man in the photo and the suit he is wearing. Robert
Wilson Glenn II also had a son named Robert Wilson Glenn (III), and
for this reason Robert Wilson Glenn II also became known as Robert Wilson
Glenn "Sr". (In fact, this is what is inscribed on his headstone.) So
naturally this is what his children called him, and they would have
labeled his photo as "Robert Wilson Glenn Sr." Relatives acquiring a
copy of this photo 20-30 (or more) years after his death, of course
would have supposed that "Robert Wilson Glenn Sr." meant Robert Wilson
Glenn I, and mis-identified him since they never knew him. The photo
of Sarah Angeline Williams is genuine; she died in 1914 at age 76, 41
years after her husband had passed away, but the picture of her looks
like it was taken years earlier than the picture of "Robert Wilson
Glenn Sr." was taken. Also, notice the resemblance of their facial
features, it seems likely that the man in the photo is actually her son,
Robert Wilson Glenn II (when he was older) rather than her husband,
Robert Wilson Glenn I.]
The children and grandchildren of Robert Wilson Glenn and Sarah Angeline
Williams Glenn are as follows:
SARAH JANE GLENN (1854-1924), md. RICHARD CECIL CAMP.
**ROBERT WILSON GLENN II (1856-1936),
md. ADELIA VILATE MECHAM.
ADA VILATE GLENN (1877-1880);
MARY GLENN (1879-1954),
md. WILLIAM ELLER STOKER;
MARGUERITTE ("Maggie") GLENN (1882-1904),
md. JOHN LEE MASON;
ALICE GLENN (1884-1968),
md. THOMAS G. HOLMES;
**GENERVA ("Jennie") GLENN (1887-1937),
md. 1-CLEALON BRAY (div)
2-EARL TUCKER (div)
3-BERT BAYLOR (div)
4-TERRY A. MANN (div)
5-ALLEN DALE JACKSON (div)
ROBERT WILSON ("Bill") GLENN III (1889-1936),
EMELY ("Elma") GLENN (1891-1954),
md. 1-DANIEL JOSEPH DELANEY and
2-JAMES ALFRED THOMAS;
NORA GLENN (1894-1961),
md. 1-WILLIAM DOWDLE and
2-MILTON HENRY SMITH;
HUGH GORDON GLENN (1899-1972),
md. DELILA FERN SPRATLING.
MARCIA ANN GLENN (1857-1914), md. ISAAC OLIVER WALL.
JOHN THOMAS GLENN (1859-1922), md. OLIVE HAWS.
GEORGE AUSTIN GLENN (1861-1934), md. LUCINA IZORA BOREN.
Bessie Alice, and
ADA GLENN (1864-1946), md. GEORGE ALFRED CORDON DABLING.
by Karen Bray Keeley
by Sandra Shuler Bray