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Birth: unknown
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: unknown
Illinois, USA

Private John Glasford, Co. I, 86th Illinois

John Glasford was born on __________ __, 18__ (c. 1843/44) in ___________, Illinois in Peoria County, the son of George W. Glasford and Elizabeth (Fuller) Glasford. George W. Glasford was born c. 1812 in Ohio, while Elizabeth (Fuller) Glasford was born c. 1815 in Coshocton County, Ohi. George and Elizabeth were married on February 03, 1832 in Coshocton County, Ohio. Ten children are known to have been born to George and Elizabeth. They are;
1. Matilda Glasford, born c. 1835/36 in Ohio; Matilda was married to John Adams on March 4, 1855 in Peoria County; On August 11, 1862, John volunteered to serve in what was to become Co. I of the 86th Illinois.
2. Joseph Glasford, born c. 1837/38 in Ohio.
3. Samuel Glasford, born c. 1842 in Ohio; married to Martha A. Ladd, who was born c. 1846 in Illinois; they were married on May 29, 1862 in Peoria County, Illinois.
4. John Glasford, born c. 1843/44 in Illinois.
5. George Glasford, born c. 1847 in Illinois.
6. Elizabeth Isabel Glasford, born c. 1850 in Illinois; married on January 31, 1868 to James Brightman in Peoria County.
7. William D. M. Glasford born on November 29, 1851 in Illinois; died on October 13, 1852 in Peoria County, Illinois.
8. Lucilla Glasford, born c. 1854 in Illinois; married on April 14, 1875 to Henry M. Smith in Peoria County.
9. Joseph Glasford, born c. 1856 in Illinois.
10. Marinda Glasford, born c. 1858 in Illinois; married on December 8, 1880 to Jacob A. Marlatt in Peoria County.

George and Elizabeth came west from Ohio to Illinois sometime between 1842 and 1844. There they settled in Peoria County and John Glasford was the first of their children to be born in Peoria County. At the time of the 1850 census, the Glasford family is found in Peoria County;
3061 Glassford George 36 Farming 300 Ohio
3061 Glassford Elizabeth 30 Ohio
3061 Glassford Matilda 14 Ohio
3061 Glassford Joseph 12 Ohio
3061 Glassford Samuel 10 Ohio
3061 Glassford John 7 Ill
3061 Glassford George 3 Ill
3061 Glassford Elisabeth 1 Ill

On December 17, 1857, Joseph Glassford was married to Elizabeth Bateman in Peoria County.

At the time of the 1860 census, the Glasford family is found residing in Timber Township in Peoria County;
2658 Glassford Joseph 21 farmer 250 OH
2658 Glassford Elizabeth 21 OH
2658 Glassford Ira 1 IL
2659 Glassford George W. 48 farmer 3,000 725 OH
2659 Glassford Elizabeth 45 OH
2659 Glassford Samuel 18 OH
2659 Glassford John 16 IL
2659 Glassford George 13 IL
2659 Glassford Isabel 10 IL
2659 Glassford Lucilla 6 IL
2659 Glassford Joseph 4 IL
2659 Glassford Marinda 2 IL

On December 28, 1863, John and his younger brother, George, went into Peoria, Illinois where they volunteered to serve as Recruits for Co. I of the 86th Illinois. Co. I of the 86th had been organized in the first few weeks of August of 1862 in the Lancaster, Illinois/Timber-Hollis Township area of Peoria County by a well known business man and Lancaster area merchant, Allen L. Fahnestock.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report

Name GLASFORD, JOHN Rank PVT
Company I Unit 86 IL US INF
Personal Characteristics
Residence TIMBER, PEORIA CO, IL
Age 20 Height 5' 6
Hair DARK Eyes GRAY
Complexion FAIR
Marital Status
Occupation FARMER
Nativity PEORIA CO, IL
Service Record
Joined When DEC 28, 1863 Joined Where PEORIA, IL
Joined By Whom CPT ALLAN
Period 3 YRS
Muster In DEC 28, 1863
Muster In Where PEORIA, IL
Muster In By Whom
Muster Out
Muster Out Where
Muster Out By Whom
Remarks TRANS TO CO I 34 ILL INF MAY 18, 1865

Fahnestock was elected Captain by the men of the Lancaster/Timber Township company and on August 27, 1862, Fahnestock, and 96 of these men were mustered into service as Company I of the 86th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry.
The men of the 85th & 86th Illinois had marched out of the gates of Camp Lyon on September 7, 1862, with much fanfare, through the streets of Peoria down to the railroad depot, where they boarded a train bound for Camp Joe Holt in Jeffersonville, Indiana, across the river from Louisville. Three weeks later the men of the 85th & 86th were in the field in Kentucky as part of Colonel Daniel McCook's Brigade chasing Confederate troops. On October 8, 1862, the men of McCook's Brigade were engaged with those Confederate troops during the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, suffering their first casualties. There would be many more in the next few years.
After the Battle of Perryville, the Confederate forces withdrew from Kentucky, while the men of McCook's Brigade marched on to Nashville, Tennessee, where they went into winter camp. During the next year, the diet and living conditions, which were not condusive to good heath, took a terrible toll on the men. In September of 1863, the men of McCook's Brigade were heavily engaged again with Confederate troops in the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia. Fahnestock had recently been promoted to Major of the 86th Illinois. Company I was now commanded by Captain Abner A. Lee, the original 1st Lieutenant of Co. I. At the time John and George volunteered, the men of McCook's Brigade had just moved to McAfee's Church area of Northwest Georgia, which was located on the edge of the Chickamauga battelfield, six miles from Chattanooga, where they were just starting to built quarters for the winter. On a good day, Captain Lee could muster about 55 or 60 men from Co. I.
John and George probably joined the 86th there at McAfee's Church in January of 1864. During the next year and a half, John, George and the rest of the surviving members of the 86th were witness to and participants in numerous battles and skirmishes, some of the bloodiest fighting in the Western Theatre of the war, including the Battles of Resaca, Georgia; Rome, Georgia; Peach Tree Creek, Georgia; Jonesboro, Georgia, Averysboro, North Carolina; and Bentonville, North Carolina, just to name a few. They also participated in General William Tecumseh Sherman's famous, or infamous, "March to the Sea".
After the war came to a close, the men of McCook's Brigade marched on to Washington City (now D.C.) where they marched down Pennsylvania Avenue on the 2nd day of the Grand Review in May of 1865. On June 6, 1865, the original members of the 86th were mustered out of the service at Washington, D.C. However, the late war recruits, including John and George Glasford, were transferred to other units for a few months of further service. On or about June 2, 1865, John, George and the other late war recruits of the 86th were transferred to the 34th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report

Name GLASFORD, JOHN Rank PVT
Company I Unit 34 IL US INF

Personal Characteristics
Residence TIMBER, PEORIA CO, IL
Age 20 Height 5' 6
Hair DARK Eyes GRAY
Complexion FAIR
Marital Status
Occupation FARMER
Nativity IL

Service Record
Joined When DEC 28, 1864 Joined Where PEORIA, IL
Joined By Whom CPT ALLEN Period 3 YRS
Muster In JAN 5, 1865 Muster In Where PEORIA, IL
Muster In By Whom Muster Out JUL 12, 1865
Muster Out Where LOUISVILLE, KY
Muster Out By Whom CPT PAPST
Remarks TRANS FROM 86 ILL INF JUN 2, 1865

John, George, and the rest of the men in the 34th served another 5 and a half weeks, but soon found themselves in Louisville, Kentucky. John, George and the rest of the men of the 34th were mustered out of the service there on July 12, 1865 and they were soon back in their homes in Illinois.
On August 17, 1865, five weeks after getting out of the service, John Glassford was married to Mary Hart in Peoria County. Three weeks later, on September 7, 1865, his brother, George Glassford, was married to Amanda Hart in Peoria County. Were Mary and Amanda Hart sisters? I have not yet been able to ascertain this.
Mary (Hart) Glasford was born on __________ __, 18__ at __________, __________, the daughter of __________ Hart and __________ (__________) Hart. #__________ children are known to have been born to John and Mary. They include;
1. John M. "Tobe" Glasford, born November 28, 1866; died on January 28, 1905; a transcript of his obituary from the Glasford Gazette follows; "GLASFORD, John M. ("Tobe") - born 28 Nov 1866 Glasford - married 23 Dec 1897 Mrs. Martha HUFFORD. He died 28 Jan 1905 at home, Kingston Mines - buried Maple Ridge Cemetery - pneumonia. Surviving: widow; mother -Mrs. Mary Glasford at Breeds; 2 sisters - Mrs. Ella OWENS at Glasford and Mrs. Stella GLADWELL at Canton and 1 brother, Lewis at Farmington (2 Feb 1905)"
2. Ella Glasford, born c. 1868/69; married __________ Owens; residing in Glasford, Illinois in 1905.
3. Edward A. Glasford, born c. 1871/72; apparently died before 1905.
4. Lewis M. Glasford, born c. 1875/76; residing in Farmington, Illinois in 1905.
5. Stella Glasford, born after 1880; married to __________ Gladwell; residing in Canton, Illinois in 1905.

At the time of the 1870 census, most of the Glasford family is still found in Timber Township in Peoria County, while John has married and moved into the City of Peoria where he resides in Ward 4;
172 Glassford George W. 58 M farmer 1,000 200 Ohio
172 Glassford Elizabeth 55 F wife Ohio
172 Glassford Luella 17 F at home Illinois
172 Glassford Jasper 15 M at home Illinois
172 Glassford Miranda 12 F at home Illinois
172 Glassford Oliver 6 M Illinois
173 Glassford Joseph 30 M farmer 1,000 100 Ohio
173 Glassford Elizabeth 30 F wife Ohio
173 Glassford Asa 11 M at home Illinois
173 Glassford Albert 3 M Illinois
174 Glassford George 23 M farmer Illinois
174 Glassford Amanda 23 F wife Ohio
174 Glassford Alva 4 M Illinois
174 Ilui Carmitte 1 F Illinois

090 Glasford John 24 M drives team Illinois
090 Glasford Mary 20 F keeping house Illinois
090 Glasford Meret G. 3 F Illinois
090 Glasford Rosela 1 F Illinois

At the time of the 1880 census, John, Mary and their family are found back in Glasford, Illinois in Peoria County, where he is working for the Railroad;
John GLASFORD, Self Gender: Male Birth: <1845> IL
Mary GLASFORD, Wife Gender: Female Birth: <1850> OH
John M. GLASFORD, Son Gender: Male Birth: <1867> IL
Ella GLASFORD, Dau Gender: Female Birth: <1869> IL
Edward A. GLASFORD, Son Gender: Male Birth: <1872> IL
Lewis M. GLASFORD, Son Gender: Male Birth: <1876> IL

by Baxter B. Fite III

(Baxter would enjoy hearing from anyone, especially descendants of the Glasford family, who might be able to add to the biographical material that we have on Private John Glasford and the Glasford family. Baxter would also love to see copies of any photographs of Private John Glasford which may have survived the years, especially any showing him in uniform from his days in the service, added to his Find A Grave site for all to see.)


 
 
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 Children:
  John M. Glasford (1866 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maple Ridge Cemetery
Mapleton
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Baxter B. Fite III
Originally Created by: Alva Van Houten
Record added: Jun 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53504580
Pvt John Glasford
Added by: Alva Van Houten
 
Pvt John Glasford
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