James Glenn II, was born in 1750, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, died 1813, Harrisburg, Sevier County, Tennessee; married between 1766-1771. There has been some speculation that his wife was an Indian.
John Glenn, son of James Glenn II, was born 1768-71, in Pennsylvania, and died 1840-1850, Iowa.
He was married before 1793, in South Carolina, to Jane Saline, who was born 1769, in South Carolina, and died 1862, in Clark County, Iowa.
"John came with his brother, James III, to Sevier County, Tennessee in 1803. John's wife's first name was Jane, but no record of her maiden name or where he married her. In 1816, John and his wife, Jane, came with his brother James III to Crawford County, Indiana and stayed until 1826, when he moved to DeWitt County, Illinois. He brought with him his wife, a widowed son-in-law, Abraham Hobbs and his four children. He squatted in the Kickapoo Timber in Sec. 29, Waynesville Township. He remained but a few years and moved with his grandchildren farther west where he died. (No further record.) The above is taken from the records of DeWitt County, Illinois and Crawford County, Indiana."
"HISTORY OF DE WITT COUNTY, ILLINOIS", by W. R. Brink & County, Philadelphia, 1882, Page 52
"The GLENNS, who followed in the next year [about 1826], were from South Carolina. The sire of the family, John Glenn, was an old man when he arrived; he remained only a few years.
Thomas M. Glenn, a son, had come with his father, and remained in the county for nearly thirty years. Later, about the year 1856, he emigrated to Iowa.
S. P. Glenn, another son, came in 1827. S. P. was a man of family at the time; he was probably the first bona fide landowner in De Witt County. S. P. Glenn, now the patriarch of the county, represented it in the State's legislature from 1846 to 1848, and the first county assessment charges him with the ownership of a watch valued at forty dollars; his watch must have been the first gold watch brought into the county.
John Peter Glenn, son of John Glenn and Jane Saline, was born 1 September 1793 in Pendleton District, (now Anderson County), South Carolina.
A Farmer and an Evangelist, he was married to his cousin, Nancy Elizabeth Vinson, who was born 10 November 1794 in Adair County, Kentucky.
William Vinson, born about 1759, Tennessee, died 1836 in McClean County (now DeWitt County)
Married 22 January 1787, Wake County, North Carolina, to Lucy Guthrie, born about 1767, North Carolina, and died about 1836, McClean County.
John moved to Crawford County, Indiana and from there to Sangamon County, Illinois, where he is said to have built the first cabin in Springfield. He also preached and organized churches in Warren and Polk Counties, at an early date.
He is also said to have been in the same company as Abraham Lincoln in the Black Hawk War and sometimes wrestled with him.
He moved to Jefferson County, Iowa in 1838, then to Marion County, Iowa in the spring of 1846. He established a claim of Section 27, south of what became Pleasantville, Iowa.
The Glenn's helped organize Marion County and the town of Pleasantville. William S. Glenn, son of James, first sold the land where the town is now.
They held the first election in his yard under the shade trees in 1849. John P. Glenn was chosen Justice of the Peace and his son, James W., was clerk of the election.
John Peter died 17 September 1868, in Pleasantville, Marion County, Iowa, buried Pleasantville Cemetery, Row 7, North ½, East Section.
Nancy died 5 December 1869, Pleasantville, Marion County, Iowa, buried next to her husband.
Jesse Vinson Glenn, son of John Peter Glenn and Jane Saline, was born 3 May 1825 in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.
He was married 4 October 1848 in Pleasant Grove Township, Marion, Iowa, to Sarah Johnson, who was born 1 April 1828 in Illinois. They were 1st Cousins. They were the first couple to be married in Pleasant Grove Township.
He enlisted 24 October 1861 in the Civil War, served in the 15th Infantry, Company "G", and was discharged 9 November 1862. He re-enlisted 13 February 1864, served in the 3rd Cavalry, Company "K", and was discharged 30 January 1864 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was said to be a native of Knoxville, Indiana.
A Farmer and Stock-Raiser, he belonged to the Evangelical Church in Wymore.
Sarah died 13 August 1900, in Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska, of pulmonary trouble, aged 72 years, 4 months and 12 days. She had been sick for some time and was dangerously so for a week.
Jesse died 5 September 1902 in Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska, both buried Wymore Cemetery, Section SW ¼ Lot 39, Space 3.
Obituary Notice, Weekly Wymorean (Wymore, Nebraska, Saturday 6 September 1902.
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