Andrew Glassell
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Andrew Glassell (1827 - 1901)

Andrew Glassell
Born in Orange, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married about 1856 [location unknown]
Husband of — married about 1881 [location unknown]
Died in Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
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When Andrew Glassell was born in 1793 in Orange County, Virginia, his father Andrew Glassell (1793–1873) was 55 and his mother Susanna Thorton (1804–1836) was 38.

Andrew married first by about 1855/56 to Lucy M. Toland of South Carolina. They resided in San Francisco in 1860 before removing to Los Angeles. Their children, all born in California, were: [1] [2] [3] [4]

  1. Susan Ellinor, b. 04 Oct 1856, m. Henry Milnor Mitchell, d. 31 Dec 1907
  2. Mary F. "Minnie," b. 14 Feb 1858, m. Harrington Brown, d. 24 Feb 1933
  3. Hugh, b. 11 Jul 1859, m. Lala (Serrano) Roberts, [5] d. 21 Jul 1938
  4. Andrew, b. 20 Oct 1860, m. Rietta Ring Richter, d. 12 Jan 1924
  5. William Thornton, b. 14 Jan 1863, m. Lillie Solomon, d. 25 Jan 1918
  6. Louise, b. 17 Nov 1864, m. James deBarth Shorb, d. 01 Jun 1945 [6]
  7. Phillip Hobart, b. abt. 1867, d. 15 Apr 1907
  8. Alfred Leigh, b. 21 Aug 1876, [7] m. Ivy Gardner, d. 01 Nov 1905
  9. Lucien, b. Jun 1879, d. 01 Mar 1899

Lucy died in Aug 1879, two months after her son Lucien was born, and Andrew married second to Virgie Micou. Virgie died in 1895 and Andrew died 28 Jan 1901 in Los Angeles County, California.

He was a Los Angeles real estate attorney and investor. He may be best known as one of the founders of the city of Orange, California.


  1. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Andrew Glassell, 1860.
  2. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Andrew Glassell in household of Andrew Glassell, California, United States; citing p. 58, family 575, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,572.
  3. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 26 August 2017), Andrew Glassell, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district ED 24, sheet 204A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0067; FHL microfilm 1,254,067.
  4. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 4 July 2018), Andrew Glassell, Precinct 12 Los Angeles city Ward 2, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 12, sheet 1B, family 20, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,088.
  5. "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2017), Hugh Glassell and Lala S Roberts, 20 Jul 1926; citing Orange, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,051,009.
  6. "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 November 2014), Louise Glassell Shorb, 01 Jun 1945; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.
  7. "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 January 2018), Alfred Leigh Glassell, 21 Aug 1876; citing Birth, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, California State Archives, Sacramento.

See also:

  • Wikipedia: Andrew Glassell
  • History of the Bench and Bar of Southern California, California, 1909, pg. 263
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #4981 for Andrew Glassell, Jr (20 Sep 1827–28 Jan 1901), citing Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8).

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