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  1. Eleanor Lucinda Glass: Birth: 11 OCT 1816.

  2. William Alexander Glass: Birth: 3 APR 1818 in Pope County IL. Death: 10 JUN 1865 in Memphis TN in The Military

  3. Mary Eliza Glass: Birth: 3 MAR 1820. Death: 3 JAN 1884

  4. Francis Stephenson Glass: Birth: 14 MAR 1822. Death: 9 APR 1901 in Ridgeway, IL

  5. James Lessly Glass: Birth: 29 NOV 1824 in Pope County IL. Death: 24 JAN 1903 in Golconda, Pope County IL at 8:05AM

  6. John Ramsey Glass: Birth: 7 OCT 1826. Death: 3 SEP 1846 in Camp Patterson, TX in The Military

  7. Mary Elizabeth Glass: Birth: 20 MAY 1828. Death: 29 JUL 1846


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a. Note:   [2258021lllllllllllllll.FTW] 1870, Pope Co Census: living in household w/son, James Lessly & Family ------- --- From "History of Pope County"-- A large settlement, extending from near t he village of Columbus eastward toward Golconda was founded at an early day w hich was destined to become an important factor in The County of Pope, and ha d an influence over The surrounding country. Previous to 1815-exact date not known-James Alcorn, The ancestor of General Alcorn of Mississippi, located th ere. At or near The same time James Calvert and Francis Glass, Hezekiah Hale soon followed. This Mr. Hale was an ancestor on The mother's side of Judge Wm P. Sloan, of Golconda. In 1817 or 1818, James Pittallo, a man of consider able means, emigrated from Scotland and located here. In 1819, John Hanna, wi th his seven sons, four of whom were heads of families, also George Hodge, Da vid B. Glass, and B.F. Gavit, located in this settlement, which was for a tim e known as Hanna Hills, but more recently Hodgville. These men were men of in telligence beyond mediocrity, and industrious and thrifty, soon subduing The forests and bringing The soil of cultivation, and producing sufficient to sup ply The wants of themselves and others were not so provident. School houses w ere soon built and filled by The young people, and, while The teachers of tha t day would not generally compare favorably with those of The present, yet there were some early teachers very good and qualified, who were placed over The children. There were schools in this settlement when there were none othe rs in The County, and as a result it soon had advantages over others not so f ortunate. Sunday schools were organized early in The twenties, and children h ad moral and religious training as well as literary instructions. Those e arly pioneers in this settlement, early discovered The evils of using intoxoc ating liquor, and while in other parts of The County it was customary to have whisky at all gatherings, such as house-raisings, log rollings, and harvesti ng, in this settlement it was understood that no such refreshments would be f urnished. The result was that The young men grew up sober, and became respect able citizens. That settlement, so began and so continued, has its fruits suc h as might be anticipated. There have been trained in that settlement seven m inisters, seven physicians, and forty-five teachers in The public schools, se veral sheriffs, clerks of both circuit and County courts, a number of County treasurers and all The County surveyors since 1831, except eight years, to da te. All those mentioned were good men, and, with The exception of Witt, have numerous descendants who yet reside in The country. A few years later, The settlement was strengthened by The acquisition of The Waters, The Evitts, The Veaches, and others of less note, but that settlement has been prominent in The public affairs of The County, and has furnished a man to fill nearly ever y office in The County, and has always had men of means and ability residing there. -----------


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