WILLIAM GLADDEN, among the representative farmers of Knox township, Jefferson county, shoul dbe mentioned William Gladden, who removed to this county in 1863, from his native county of Washington, Penn., and settled on the valuable farm which he now occupies. Mr. Gladden's ancestors have long been residents of Washington county. His father, Joseph, was the son of William Gladden. Joseph Gladden, a farmer by occupation, was married about 1825, to Jane Donaldson, who bore to him five children, four of whom are yet living. The father died about 1866, and the mother in 1879. William, the subject of this mention, was born January 13, 1830. He was reared in Washington county until he was twelve years of age, when he removed to Allegheny county, where he lived until his removal to Ohio. In 1864 he was married to Sarah J., daughter of Alexander Fitzpatrick, deceased, then a resident of Pennsylvania. This wife died two years later, and in 1876 Mr. Gladden was married to Rebecca E. Warren, daughter of Thomas Warren. He and wife are member of the United Presbyterian church of Knoxville, and have many warm friends, and are highly esteemed by their acquaintances. In politics Mr. Gladden is a democrat.
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