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John Glasscock (abt. 1736 - 1816)

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John Glasscock
Born about in Rectortown, Fauquier, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Warsaw, Richmond, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Monongalia County, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Jan 2018
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  • John was born about 1736.
  • John's father 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,"


  • John GLASSCOCK Jr. was born 21 Sept 1736 in Fauquier County, Virginia.


  • Marriage 28 Nov 1759 (Alt: 1756 ) Warsaw, Richmond, Virginia names 1st wife as Elizabeth TAYLOR whose last name is given in a record prepared by two of her great-grandsons. S. Fuller GLASSCOCK, an attorney at Morgantown, West Virginia, and John A. KERN (need link to this family research source)
  • The book, "Glas(s)cock Glasco Saga" says that John married (1) Elizabeth ... and (2) Mary Leggett[1][2]<this marriage info also repeated in North American Family Histories.


  • John Glasscock Jr., was a Revolutionary Patriot. He furnished 206 lbs of common flour in one barrell, was paid 108 pounds and 8 shillings on 23 October 1780 (certified by Col. Wm. EDMUNDS, page 6 of the Fauquier County Public Service Claims Lists). His brothers George, Thomas and Hezekiah also furnished supplies of beef and rye for army use, and are listed in the Claims records.[3]
  • John Glasscock Jr. supplied 206 lbs of flour to the patriot army during the war, 25 October 1780 (Fauquier County Public Claims Lists, p. 16) Hezekiah Glasscock supplied four and 5 1/2 bushels of rye 21 September 1780 (Fauquier County Public Claims List, p. 16)
  • The Patriot service of John Glasscock Jr. has not been used for any DAR membership, although it would seem to be on firmer ground than that of his 77 year old father whose record HAS been accepted. John Jr.'s record is the basis for the SAR membership of Herbert Ray Odell; his papers have John born 1738 and died about 1816.


Some "statements" sourced from "History of Upper Monongahela Valley"[4]

  • John Glasscock Jr. first came out in 1795 or earlier, staked out a claim or bought some land, then returned to Eastern Virginia for a few years before bringing his family out in about 1799.
  • John Jr., with his brother Hezekiah and his son Charles, came about 1800 from Fauquier County and settled on Pharaoh's Run, in Marion County, Virginia. The reference to John's son Charles places the move to Monongalia County at about 1800.
- His daughter Judith was married to Jesse Mellet in 1798 in Fauquier County, and his daughter Leanna was married to Arthur MELLETT in 1799 in Monongalia County.
  • John Glasscock and his younger brother Hezekiah first settled on Pharaoh's run in Marion County, and in 1803 settled on Indian Creek in Monongalia County about 1 1/2 miles above the present town of Arnettsville.
- Arnettsville Note: son Charles married Mary ARNETT.
  • In 1912 the property was the B. J. MILLER farm and according to the book UPPER MONONGAHELA VALLEY (1912) he and his wife and one daughter are buried there. Benjamin L. Glasscock of Morgantown in 1974 made a search of the area and found no traces of the graves.
  • It was recalled by an early settler that Charles Glasscock took down the old Amos blockhouse built about 1786 on Indian Creek and used the logs in about 1836 to build a barn[5].
  • The brother Hezekiah Glasscock married Sarah Stephens, was in Monongalia County in 1800, but returned in his old age to Fauquier County, where he and his wife were buried in 1818 and 1815. They had 14 children, most of them settlers in northeastern Missouri.
- One son founded Hannibal, Missouri and owned Glasscock's Island, which became "Jackson's Island" in Mark Twain's TOM SAWYER.[6]
  • Later John's family settled on Indian Creek, Monongalia County, on the Benjamin J. Miller farm; at this place, John Glasscock Jr., his wife, and one daughter are buried on the Miller Farm[7][8]. (note that we are as yet unsure which daughter was buried with him).

John's Father's Will

Census Records

Property and John's widow

  • George Washington made a lifetime lease on 17 Mar 1769 to John Glasscock Jr,. his wife Elizabeth & son Hezekiah (child of 6) for 100 acres on Pantherskin Run, Ashby's Bent of Blue Ridge[11]
- The word "bent" means "slope". Ashby's Gap in the Blue Ridge mountains, a favorite getaway to the West, is at the exact northwest corner of Fauquier County.
    • John Glasscock of Monongalia, W Virginia, son of John, leased 100 acres from George Washington in Fauquier Co, VA in 1769[12].
  • John & Elizabeth Glasscock sold some land in Fauquier County in 1784 to George Glasscock. No doubt his brother. (need source)
  • Monongalia County deed books show that on 11 April, 1803 John Glasscock purchased 100 acres on Indian Creek from Zachariah BARKER and wife.
    • John Sr. conveyed this land to his son John Glasscock on 6 Feb 1817.
    • Transfer again acknowledged on 28 April 1817 without John presence or his signature. His wife Elizabeth signed both papers, and therefore she outlived her husband??


- 1. Hezekiah - was probably born about 1764. Desceased
- 2. Sarah - married John BARKER on 21 Dec 1789, had six daughters.
- 3. Margaret - married CURWITHY MCGRAW on 15 Jan 1790.
- 4. Judith - was born 9 Nov 1772 in Fauquier County, Virginia, and died 20 Feb 1866 in Henry Co., Indiana. She married in 1798 Jesse MELLETT who was born 27 Nov 1774 in Stafford Co., Virginia and died 16 April 1846 in Henry County, Indiana. He was the first child of John MELLETT SR. and Sarah (SUTER) MELLETT. The marriage bond of 24 July 1798 in Fauquier Co., Virginia states that "there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Jesse MELLETT and Judy GLASSCOCK of lawful age." The bond was signed by Jesse MELLETT and Judith's brother Charles GLASSCOCK, and by the father, John Glasscock. (Marriage Bonds -- Fauquier County, VA, Vol. 2 page 132). Although the book "Early Fauquier County Virginia Marriage Bonds" transcribes the name as "MILLETT, Jesse," the handwritten bond itself, and the signature in Jesse's own hand, clearly is MELLETT. The father's signature is GLASSCOCK. Shortly after the birth of their first child, Ankah MELLETT, Jesse and Judith (GLASSCOCK) MELLETT came to Monongalia County, where their next child, Margaret MELLETT was born in 1803. The census of Henry County, Indiana taken on 20 June 1860, lists "Juda MELLETT, age 87, born in VA." She was living in the home of her daughter, Susan MELLETT VEACH. This woman was called Judy, and Juda, but her tombstone in the East Lebanon Cemetery has "Judith."
- 5. [[Glasscock-271|Charles - was born 20 July 1775 in Fauquier County, died Feb 1840 in Monongalia County. He married Mary ARNETT (1794-1878), daughter of Andrew Arnett and Elizabeth (LEGGETT or LEGGIT); [[Glasscock-271|Charles GLASSCOCK was a miller. One son was Daniel GLASSCOCK (1828-1910) who married Prudence MICHAEL; among their 9 children was Gov. William ELLSWORTH GLASSCOCK (born 1862) of West Virginia.
- 6. Leanna GLASSCOCK was born 22 Jan 1779 in Fauquier Co., VA, and died 27 Sept 1861 in Henry Co., Indiana. She married Arthur MELLETT who was born 2 March 1777 in Stafford Co., VA, and died 24 Oct 1853 in Henry Co., Indiana. The marriage appears in Marriage Book A; page 2, of Monongalia County, Virginia: "Arthur MELLETT and Leannah GLASSCOCK were married by John DENHAM, 15 Oct 1799", The marriage must have taken place very soon after they came out from Eastern Virginia. Arthur MELLETT was the second child of John MELLETT SR. and Sarah (SUTER) MELLETT. His older brother Jesse had married Leanna's sister Judith while still in Fauquier County.
- 7. Thomas GLASSCOCK married Emily Ann FLETCHER. This information is from Rev. Lawrence GLASSCO, no dates are given, and the order of Thomas in the GLASSCOCK family is not certain.
- 8. Daughter GLASSCOCK
- 9. Daughter GLASSCOCK
- 10. John GLASSCOCK lived in Monongalia County, WV and received his father's 100 acre tract on Indian Creek by the deed of 1817. He sold this land to Thomas WADE in 1833. It is likely that this is the John S. GLASSCOCK (born 10 Aug 1787; died 24 Feb 1875) who married Ann COCHRAN, daughter of Nathaniel COCHRAN. Since he was 8 years younger than his sister Leanna, we have placed Thomas and the two unidentified daughters between Leanna and the son John GLASSCOCK


  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
  3. link to record description
  4. James Morton Callahan, "Genealogical and Personal History of the Upper Monongahela Valley, West Virginia", Vol II, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912, New York [1]
  5. Old Amos Blockhouse in book by Glenn Lough, "Now and Long Ago: a history of the Marion County area", p. 312, Morgantown Print. and Binding Co., 1969, Morgantown, VA
  6. ibid, Glenn Lough 1969
  7. ibid Glassco, L.A., 1974, pp. 76 & 84
  9. "Abstracts of Fauquier County Virginia, Wills Inventories and Accounts 1759-1800" Will Book One / Abstracts of Fauquier County Virginia, Wills Inventories and Accounts 1759-1800 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc., 2006. Original data: Gott, John K. Abstracts of Fauquier County Virginia, Wills Inventories and Accounts 1759-1800. Baltimore, MD, USA: Clearfield, 1999.
  10. "1810 United States Federal Census for John Glasscock" found in 1810 US Federal Census for Fauquier, Virginia; Roll: 68; Page: 262; Image: 00512; Family History Library Film: 0181428 Source Information/ 1810 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Third Census of the United States, 1810. (NARA microfilm publication M252, 71 rolls). Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.[2]
  11. Washington land least recorded 28 Aug 1769 in Fauquier County Deed Book 3, Reel 47, pages 460-65 [3]
  12. ibid, Glasco, L.A. 1974, pg. 20
  13. from another profile and needs to be re-written [4]

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