William S. Glenn


WILLIAM S. GLENN, one of the substantial and representative men of Saline Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, whose time is largely taken up in looking after his real estate interests at different points, was born in Saline Township, January 12, 1861, and is a son of George and Caroline (Abrahams) Glenn.

George Glenn was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, in 1821, and came to Jefferson County with his parents in 1826. The mother was a Kauffman, She lived into extreme old age and both she and husband died in Jefferson County. George Glenn was five years old when he was brought to Ohio and was reared near Somerset in Jefferson County. He grew to manhood in this county and acquired large tracts of land, in 1865 buying 180 acres in Saline Township, 160 of which his son, William S., later acquired and that was the old home farm. He was active up to the time of his death and when eighty years of age could easily swing himself into his saddle and ride with as much ease and enjoyment as other men many years younger. He died at Wellsville, in December, 1909, having made his home with a daughter there after the death of his wife. He was an ardent Democrat all his life and he was equally attached to the Methodist Episcopal Church and was long a member and an official of the church at Sugar Grove. He married Caroline Abrahams, who was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, October 8, 1826, and died July 3, 1901. Her parents were James and Sophia (Wilson) Abrahams. The former was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, October 19, 1798, and the latter in Frederick County, Maryland.

Seven children were born to George and Caroline Glenn, namely: George W., who died at Wellsville at the age of forty years (married Mary Stewart, of West Virginia); Sarah Catherine, who died in 1891, at the age of thirty-nine years (married A.C. Culp, a resident of New Somerset); Drusilla, who married Rinaldo Runion and lives at Wellsville; Robert L., township trustee and owner of a large farm in Saline Township, who married Emma Downard; Anna Eliza, who died when aged thirty-six years (married Sylvester Van Tilbugh, of Knox Township); and William S., of Saline Township.

William S. Glenn attended school at Hollow Rock and after leaving his books engaged in farming and continued active in agricultural pursuits for many years. Of his farm of 160 acres he sold the surface of all but twenty acres, but has reserved the mineral rights. He owns a farm of 160 acres near Salineville, in Columbiana County, and has property at Chester, W. Va., at East Liverpool, Wellsville and New Cumberland, all valuable real estate. He has continued to live in Saline Township, erecting his present comfortable residence in 1902. Like his father he early became identified with the Democratic party.

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