David C. Glass


DAVID C. GLASS, a prominent farmer of Hancock county, W. Va., was born in Washington county, Penn., November 19, 1846. He is the son of Moses and Rebecca (Cummings) Glass, of Washington county, Penn., where the father was engaged in agriculture until his death, which occurred March 24, 1868. THe mother died ten years later. Moses Glass was a son of John Glass, who was born in Ireland, in about 1752, and his wife, Mary, who was born in 1759. The grandfather died in Washington county in 1829, and his wife in 1823. David C. Glass was raised as a farmer, and was so engaged in Pennsylvania until 1869, when he removed to Guernsey county, Ohio, and there followed agricultural pursuits until 1873, when he came to Hancock county. He lived fourteen years one mile east of his present residence, which he has occupied for four years. He owns here 214 acres of valuable land, 160 of which is cleared, and is about two miles from oil wells, and he probably can develop paying wells on his own land. A good vein of coal, worked by two mines, underlies his land. Mr. Glass was married March 27, 1870, to Frances Jordan, who was born in Morgan county, Ohio, March 25, 1853, the daughter of Lewis and Nancy Jane (Boyd) Jordan, both of whom are still living at Cumberland, Guernsey county, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Glass have had ten children: Eva, Ina, Nettie, Nannie, Fletcher, Clark, Neddie, born May 23, 1884, died September 10, 1884; Oliver, Ethel F., born May 6, 1887, died October 11, 1887, and Edith A., born July 11, 1889. Mr. and Mrs. Glass are members of the Presbyterian church.

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