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John Glascock (abt. 1699 - bef. 1784)

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John Glascock
Born about in North Farnham Parrish, Richmond County, Colony of Virginiamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Rectortown, Fauquier County, Virginia, United States of Americamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 31 Jan 2014
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John Glascock performed Patriotic Service in Virginia in the American Revolution
The Birth Date is a rough estimate. See the text for details.



John Glascock was born c. 1701-1702 to Thomas Glascock and Sarah Stone in North Farnham Parrish, Richmond County, Colony of Virginia.

John married to Margaret O'Rear[1] [2] [3].

John died on 28 June 1784 in Rectortown, Fauquier County, Virginia.


In 1723, John's father, Thomas Glascock, murdered William Forrester and escaped justice; he was never seen again. The family's property was confiscated and ended up in the hands of Robert "King" Carter. Carter's will (1726) instructed his son, John Carter, "if my son John (Carter) comes to enjoy the said Glascock's lands under a good title that he then further consider the said Glascock's children in such proportion as he shall think fitt, or otherwise gratify them according to his discretion." Apparently he did see fit, because John Glascock and his brother, Peter Glascock, settled on land owned by John Carter in Prince William County[4].


John Glascock furnished supplies during the Revolutionary War.[5] [6]

He is listed as a Patriot of the Revolution for supplying beef and bacon to the Continental Army. In Richmond County court records on 3 April 1782 he was given recompense for 86 lbs of bacon at 1 shilling per pound, and for 2000 lb of Grass Beef at 20 shillings a hundred lb. These supplies were "impressed by John HOW, deputy commissary of this county,"



Source: Virginia Public Library
Written: December 9, 1780
Recorded: June 28, 1784
In the name of God; Amen, I John Glasscock, of the County of Fauquier and Parish of Leeds, being thro' the abundant mercy and goodness of God, tho' weak in body, yet of a Sound and perfect understanding and memory; do constitute this my last will and testament; and desire it to be received by all as such, I first bequeath my Soul to God, my maker beseeching his most gracious acceptance of it, thro' the all sufficient merits and mediation of my most compassionate Redeemer, Jesus Christ, who gave himself to be an attonement for my Sins, and is able to save, to the uttermost, all that come unto God by him, Seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them, and who, I trust will not reject me, a returning penatent Sinner, when I come to him for mercy; in this hope and confidence, I render up my Soul with comfort, humbly beseeching the noe; blessed and glorious Trinity, one God most holy; most merciful and gracious, to prepare me for the time of my dissolution, and then to make me to himself into that peace and rest, and incomparable felicity, which he has prepared for those that love him, Amen, blessed be God. Imprinta, I give my body to the earth, from whence it was taken, in full assurance of its resurrection from thence at the last day: as for my burial, I desire it may be decent, at the discretion of my dear wife, and son John, whom I leave executors of this my last will and testament. It is my will and desire that the Legacies shall be in my dear wife's possession during her natural life, or that she shall have a sufficient maintenance. I give my son Thomas One Thousand pounds of Crop Tobacco, also what land and other effects, I gave him before. To my Son Hezekiah, I give a Negro Harry, and my black horse of that mare, also my best feather bed and furniture, and a ten gallon pot, potrack and pot- hooks. To my Son George, I give my horse Prince. To my Daughter Mary Rictor I give a pewter dish, and what else she has had. To my Daughter Margaret Turly; I give my next bed and furniture with what she has already had. To my Son in law Francis Jackson I desire he shall receive what Mr. William Brent owes me. To my Son ""John"" I give the Land whereon I live, containing One hundred and Eighty eight Acres, more or less, being bounded by the Church road of Sizas; also all my personal estate; Instate whatsoever that I shall be possessed with when it is the will of God to take me out of this World. To my son ""John"", and together with my dear wife, I leave executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the 9th day of December in the year of our Lord, 1780. John X Glascock (his mark). Witness James Thomach John Fishback Philip Ofaback At a Court held for Fauquier County the 28th day of June 1784 This will was proved by the oaths of John Fishback and Phillip Fishback and ordered to be recorded and on motion of John Glasscock one of the Executors therein named who made oath and executed and acknowledged bond as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining; probate thereof in ins form.

Research Notes

Working to supply sources specific to the following:

-John was on the voting list in 1714
-1723, John was questions about his father's flight.
-20 April 1728 John was granted 633 acres on Broad Run
-John built his mansion, "Glenmore" of "Rockmore", probably for his marriage, on the thoroughfare of 'Broad Run' @ the foot of Leathercoat Mtn., a part of the structure was still standing in 1984.
-John was on the Parish of Leeds rent toll. Fauquier was called Prince Wm County in 1738/39 & 40.
-Besides the one he lived on, John had several land grants in Prince Wm County; e.g., near Thoroughfare Gap, he owned 900 acres.
-1763 John posted guardianship for 'Millium Glasscock', dau of Gregory Glasscock.

  • Internet Archive Wayback Machine holds a copy of a personal website created by Elroy Christenson on the Thomas Glascock family. This page includes information about John's parents, siblings, as wells as a description of Thomas stabbing William Forrester.[7]
    • This information cites Old Virginia Houses, which appears to no longer exist.
    • The entire pages cites "Headley, Robert K. Wills of Richmond County, Virginia 1699-1800. Clearfield, 1983. reprinted Genealogical Publishing co., Inc, Baltimore, Maryland. 2002". This appears to be a catalog on Ancestry. My initial search of this catalog yielded a number of results that will take time to go through. ~ Allison Mackler, 30 January 2018.


  1. as found in Glassco, Lawrence, A., The Glas(s)cock - Glasco Saga (The 1st 5 Generations in America - from 1643 into the mid-19th Century), Library of Congress Card No 73-94014, Privately Printed by Edwards Brothers, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1974, pp. 76 & 84
  2. marriage to Margaret O'Rear-Young from lousy Yates Publishing. "U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900" [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004 no digital record
  3. marriage to Margaret O'Rear from lousy Yates Publishing. "U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900" [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004 no digitized record
  4. as found in Glassco, Lawrence, A., The Glas(s)cock - Glasco Saga (The 1st 5 Generations in America - from 1643 into the mid-19th Century), Library of Congress Card No 73-94014, Privately Printed by Edwards Brothers, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1974
  5. Daughters of the American Revolution, "Ancestor Database," database, Genealogical Research System ( : accessed 30 January 2018), John Glascock, A045279.
  6. link to DAR web and group sheet
  7. Christenson, Elroy, Thomas Glascock Family, ( : accessed 14 Mar 2016), "Thomas Glascock (b. 1661)."

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On 6 Jan 2017 at 19:56 GMT Dave Cushing wrote:

Genetic genealogy rocks!

I'll help pay the $75 for a Y-DNA test thru FamilyTreeDNA for a male strictly patrilineal descendant (who will have the same Y chromosome) of John Glascock (1699 - 1784).

On 19 Feb 2016 at 00:33 GMT Allison Mackler wrote:

This appears to be a duplicate of Glascock-157 based on parents, wife and son's names.

On 5 Jul 2015 at 20:02 GMT Allison Mackler wrote:

This looks to be duplicated by This appears to be duplicated by John Glascock. I've added the unmerged match for your review.

On 13 May 2015 at 23:16 GMT Cheryl (Stone) Caudill wrote:

Glascock-123 and Glasscock-169 appear to represent the same person because: duplicate porfiles

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