1925 Biography - Samuel Glassford

Samuel M. Glassford was a native of Pennsylvania, born 1825. He came with his parents to Kentucky when eight years old, attended school there and remained in that state until a young man, coming here in 1841. Mr. Glassford followed various pursuits, working with Belcher Brothers sugar refiners of St. Louis, also engaged in the coal business of that city. In 1861 he sold his interests there and returned to his farm in Elvira Township, where he carried on a very successful farming business the remainder of his life. He also served in the Legislature as a State Senator', 1874-76. Mr. Glassford owned one of the best farms in the county, located just beyond the present site of West Vienna. He had more than eight hundred acres in one tract, and his dwelling and farm was far above the average of that time. He married first Elizabeth, daughter of James Jones and she died in 1849, later he married her sister, Juliet, and to them were born Josephine, who married Dr. R. M. McCall, Charles A., a farmer of this county and Mrs. T. E. Williams, a resident of St. Louis, Mo.

Extracted 06 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 382.

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