1. Jacob Glenn was born on 1 Aug 1800 in North
Carolina. He appeared on the census in 1830 in Hardin County, Tennessee.
(1) He appeared on the census in 1840 in Blythe
Township, Marion County, Arkansas.(2)
He bought Land Patent 80 acres on 10 Mar 1843 in Boone County, Arkansas.
(3) He bought Land Patent 80 Acres on 1 Aug
1844 in Boone County, Arkansas.(4) He
appeared on the census on 28 Nov 1850 in Prairie Township, Marion County, Arkansas.
(5) He bought Land Patent 40.00 Acres on 15
Nov 1854 in Searcy County, Arkansas.(6)
He appeared on the census on 30 Jul 1860 in P. O. Marshall Prairie, Prairie
Township, Searcy County, Arkansas.(7)
He appeared on the census on 18 Jun 1870 in P. O. Marshall Prairie, Prairie Township,
Searcy County, Arkansas.(8) He appeared
on the census on 21 Jun 1880 in Prairie Township, Searcy County, Arkansas.
(9) He died on 31 Jul 1882 in Pindall, Searcy
County, Arkansas. He was buried in Glenco Cemetery, Searcy County, Arkansas.
This biography was written by Mrs. Wanda Conley of California <CCONLEY@bak.rr.com>,
a George Glenn descendant:
Jacob Glenn, born 1 August 1800 in North Carolina, married Mary Ryals, daughter
of William Ryals, about 1825 in Tennessee. Mary was born 28 August 1807 in either
Tennessee or North Carolina. Jacob and Mary were living in Hardin County, Tennessee
in 1830, where their first four or five children were born.
About 1836, Jacob and Mary, along, with her brother, William, "Billy",
Ryals, and possibly others, left Hardin County, Tennessee and came to Arkansas.
They first settled in Marion County, Ark. but soon moved to nearby Searcy County.
Jacob and Mary settled about three miles northeast of Pindall, Ark. and built
their home, the house is no longer standing, was thought to have faced the northwest.
Joining the land of the Glenn's was the home site of a family named Hemphill.
Later one of the sons, Marshall Henry Hemphill, married Mary Arnetta Glenn,
daughter of Jacob and Mary. The original Hemphill barn was still standing (in
1978) and is located about a half mile from the original home site of Jacob and
Mary. Located on the Glenn property is a large cave about 1/4 mile south of
the home site. The neighbors of the Glenn family, including the Hemphill, Roses,
Duggers & Meeks, kept their perishable food in this cave, along with the
Glenn family, and all shared together what they had. The cave is very large
and cool inside. It has two rooms and a long tunnel leading off one of the rooms.
During the Civil War another use was found for the cave, as men from both sides
found shelter there at one time or another.
The little area where the Glenns lived grew and was named Glenco for this family.
At one time there was a Post Office and the railroad. But now all that is left
of this small community is the Glenco Cemetery, located in the valley west of
the home site of Jacob and Mary Glenn. The Cemetery was started during the Civil
War when three soldiers lost their lives there in a skirmish. When the armies
moved on, leaving their dead, women of the Dugger family buried the three soldiers
on this small hill. It is unknown if the soldiers were Rebels or Yankees.
Mary (Ryals) Glenn died 11 April 1873 and Jacob Glenn died 31 July 1882, and
both are buried in the Glenco Cemetery. Large above ground slate rock cover
the entire graves of Jacob and Mary Glenn.
ORIGINS OF JACOB GLENN
According to bible and census records, Jacob Glenn was born August 4, 1800 in
North Carolina. The 1800 census of North Carolina was officially dated August
1, 1800, so Jacob would have been included as a child under 10 in that census.
In 1800, there were 10 Glenns with sons under 10 in North Carolina. They were:
Glenn, Gideon, Jr. FRANKLIN CO. 476 10101-00101-0-7
Glenn, Jeremiah ORANGE CO. 567 20010-21110-0-0
Glenn, William ORANGE CO. 567 20101-10100-0-0
Glenn, Terry ORANGE CO. 567 21001-22010-0-0
Glenn, Warrick ORANGE CO. 568 23101-10001-0-0
Glenn, Charles PERSON CO. 187 21010-20010-0-1
Glenn, Will PERSON CO. 201 21201-02111-0-0
Glenn, Abram ROCKINGHAM CO. 466 10010-20010-0-0
Glenn, Thomas SURRY CO. 655 10010-00100-0-0
Glenn, Thompson SURRY CO. 656 21110-30011-0-4
Gideon Glenn, Jr. - d. 1848 Franklin County, NC.
Jeremiah died 1814, Orange Co, NC (WB D p. 475). Sons Tyre, James, David, John,
William - nothing further known.
Terry/Tyre - son of Warrick/Warham, Orange Co., NC 1810, 1820
Warrick (Worham) died 1810 Orange Co., NC (WB D, p. 62) sons James, William,
Thomas Anderson, George Washington.
Charles - Person County, NC 1800-1840
Will - Person County, NC, 1800, 1810
Abram died in 1851 in Williamson County, Tennessee. Sons John, Daniel, James
David, William, Abram.
Thomas Glenn died in 1847 in Surry County, NC. No sons named Jacob.
Thompson Glenn died in 1823 in Wilson County, Tennessee. Sons Giles, Benjamin,
Thompson, John, and William
From the above information, the William Glenn from Orange County, NC, looks most
promising. He was possibly the son of Warrick Glenn.
There has been some speculation that Jacob Glenn was a brother of Lewis and Samuel
Glenn who were also on the 1850 census of Marion County, Arkansas.
According to research done by others, these Glenns came from Wilson County, Tennessee
in 1848 to Arkansas. Prior to this date, they were in South Carolina.
To date, I have found no connection between our Jacob Glenn and these Glenns,
but equally cannot discount this possibility either.
The only information we have in conclusion on the origins of Jacob Glenn are
that he was born in North Carolina in 1800, possibly the son of William Glenn
of Orange County, NC. Jacob's first son was William Duke Glenn, indicating a
connection to the Duke family. His wife was Mary Eveline Ryals Glenn, brother
of William Ryals, who was also on the 1840 census of Marion County, Arkansas.
Mary and William Ryals were also born in North Carolina.
He was married to Mary Evaline Ryals (daughter of William
Ryals and Unknown) in 1825. Mary
Evaline Ryals was born on 28 Aug 1807 in North Carolina. She died on 11
Apr 1873 in Pindall, Searcy County, Arkansas. She was buried in Glenco Cemetery,
Searcy County, Arkansas.
Mary Evaline Ryals Glenn was the sister of William Ryals, 1801-1891. A possible
sister was Delilah Adeline Ryals, b. 1820, Tennessee, who married Abijah Birden
Jacob Glenn and Mary Evaline Ryals had the following children:
William Duke Glenn.
George Arnold Glenn.
Andrew Jackson Glenn.
Nancy M. Glenn.
Elizabeth Caroline Glenn.
Jacob Franklin Glenn.
Sarah Adeline Glenn.
Mary Arnetta Glenn.
Martha J. Glenn was born in 1844 in Marion County, Arkansas. She appeared
on the census on 18 Jun 1870 in Prairie Township, Searcy County, Arkansas.
Listed on 1850 census, age 6, as Martha, 1860 census, age 14. 1870 census as
Martha J., age 24. Married or dead by 1880.
Suzanne Lavada Glenn.