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Glenn Family of Daviess County, Kentucky

Since there are six individuals, last name Glenn, listed in the Daviess County history, I tried to make up a spread sheet showing the relationship between the six.  The elder of the clan mentioned in the biographies is William Glenn, living in Nelson County, Kentucky, in 1794, and moved to Daviess County in 1797.  Presumably he moved to Kentucky from Virginia after the war, but that information is not included.  William Glenn, Senior, had at least three sons – William, David and John.  William, although not listed as a son of the elder William, must be since his son Duke was born in 1831, about the time of the other grandsons of William, Sr.  David, son of William, Sr., had at least two sons – David R., the doctor, and Logan R., born three years apart.  And, finally, John Glenn, son of William, Sr., had son Walker.  So the first generation is William, with sons William, David and John, with grandsons Duke, David R., Logan R. and Walker.

from History of Daviess County, Kentucky

David R. Glenn, M. D., born in Daviess County, Kentucky, April 25, 1825, is a son of David Glenn, a native of Nelson County, Kentucky, born in 1794, whose father, William Glenn, came to this county in 1797, and was the first settler of Curdsville Precinct.  Dr. Glenn was reared in this precinct and received his early education in the subscription schools.  He was a very eminent physician, and at the time of his death, September 25, 1881, had a large practice.  He was married in 1847 to Henrietta Waltrip.  Eight children were born to them, but five now living – Hiram, Alice, John, George and Inez.  Dr. Glenn was a member of the Masonic fraternity and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Duke Glenn, son of William Glenn, was born in Daviess County, January 23, 1831.  He was reared on a farm, and educated himself by studying at home.  He was married in 1861, to Martha, daughter of Andrew Waltrip.  to them have been born seven children, six living – Commie, Roscoe, Leah, David, George and Florence.  Mr. Glenn owns a fine farm of 275 acres, and is a well-to-do farmer.  He is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

Hiram H. Glenn, son of Dr. David R. Glenn, was born in this precinct, October 28, 1848.  He was educated in the Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee.  He was married October 10, 1872, to Emma, daughter of William Mallory, who came to Daviess County about 1848.  Five children have been born to them – Rufus, Nellie, Clarence, Lillian and Charles.  Mr. Glenn resides on part of the old homestead farm, which contains 196 acres.

Logan R. Glenn, son of David Glenn, was born in Daviess County, Kentucky, August 24, 1832.  He was educated in the early subscription schools.  He was reared a farmer, and still lives on the old homestead.  He was married in 1866 to Ruth A Bell.  They are the parents of seven children, only six living – David, Coram A., Edna, Harriet F., Henry and Bettie.  A daughter, Katie, died at the age of two years.

John Glenn was born in Curdsville Precinct, May 4, 1815.  His father, William Glenn, was also a native of Kentucky, and came to Curdsville with his parents in 1797.  John Glenn was reared on a farm and received his education in the early log-cabin schools.  He was married October 27, 1843, to Sarah, daughter of Samuel Calhoon.  They were the parents of thirteen children, only eight living – William, Henry, Delia, Samuel, Walker, Nancy, Leah and David.  Mr. Glenn owns 300 acres of farming land.  He has never been an office-seeker.

Walker Glenn was born in Daviess County, Kentucky, January 7, 1850.  His father, John Glenn, was born in Shelby County, Kentucky, May 4, 1815, and came to Daviess County when nine years of age.  His mother, Sarah (Calhoon) Glenn, was born in Jefferson County, Kentucky.  Walker is the fourth of eight children.  He was reared on a farm and educated in the district schools of this county.  He was married February 25, 1875, to Ruhamah C. Glenn, a native of Daviess County, born May 16, 1854.  They have two children – Elliott, born October 14, 1879, and Sallie E., born September 8, 1881.  Mr. Glenn is a member of the Presbyterian and his wife of the M. S. church.  He is living and farming with his father, twelve miles southwest of Owensboro.

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