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Birth: Mar. 13, 1847
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1924
Quincy
Adams County
Illinois, USA

Private GEORGE GLASFORD, Co. I, 86th Illinois

George Glasford was born on March 13, 1847 in Peoria County, Illinois, 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, Ohio. 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; On December 17, 1857, Joseph Glassford was married to Elizabeth Bateman in Peoria County.

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. 1846/47 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 brought their family west from Ohio to Illinois sometime between 1842 and 1844. There they settled in Peoria County and John 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

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, George and his older brother, John, 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, GEORGE Rank PVT
Company I Unit 86 IL US INF
Personal Characteristics
Residence TIMBER, PEORIA CO, IL
Age 18 Height 5' 5 1/2
Hair LIGHT Eyes GRAY
Complexion DARK
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, including their brother-in-law, Private John Adams, 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. Late in December of 1863, the men of McCook's Brigade had just moved to McAfee's Church in Northwest Georgia, 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 and their brother-in-law, Private John Adams, there at McAfee's Church in January of 1864. During the next year and a half, John, George, John Adams 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, GEORGE Rank PVT
Company I Unit 34 IL US INF
Personal Characteristics
Residence TIMBER, PEORIA CO, IL
Age 18 Height 5' 5 1/2
Hair LIGHT Eyes GRAY
Complexion DARK
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.
Amanda (Hart) Glasford was born on __________ __, 18__ (c. 1847) at __________, Ohio, the daughter of __________ Hart and __________ (_________) Hart. Five children are known to have been born to George Glasford and Mary (Hart) Glasford. They are;
1. Alva S. "Alvy" Glasford, born July 3, 1866 in Illinois; I have found two marriages for Alva Glasford. Alva is first listed as being married to Mrs. Ollie Gillispie on February 26, 1898 in Fulton County, then later Alva Glasford is listed as being married to Mary Alice Downing on July 2, 1903; At the time of the 1910 census, Alvy is listed as married, but he is living alone with his sister and brother-in-law, Lulu and Simon S. Williams in Farmington, Fulton County, Illinois, so he may be seperated from his wife;
Head Simon S Williams M 38 Illinois
Wife Lula M Williams F 35 Illinois
Daughter Orpha Williams F 11 Illinois
Daughter Grace Williams F 5 Illinois
Brother-in-law Alva Glasford M 43 Illinois

At the time of the 1920 census, Alva is still found residing with his sister and brother-in-law, Lula and Simon Williams, but now they are all on Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida. Alva is now listed as single, he may be divorced;
Head Simon F Williams M 46 Illinois
Wife Lula M Williams F 44 Illinois
Daughter Orphia M Williams F 21 Illinois
Daughter Grace O Williams F 15 Illinois
Lodger Alva S Glasford M 55 Illinois
Lodger Warren E Dehart M 62 Indiana

Alva died on May 14, 1923 in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida at the age of 57; Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida possibly while in the City Jail, but it is not known if he was working there or an inmate. It appears he was an inmate there. His mortal remains were laid in the Potter's Field in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. Jodi Dominguez at tampamatchmaker@hotmail.com told me, "It's a beautiful old cemetery. Potters field does not have any marked graves. The city records were destroyed in a fire back in the 80's so I would assume they might not know exactly where in potters field your inquiry might lay."
Jodi also told me a Berta Glassford is also buried in the Potter's Field in Woodlawn. She died on October 12, 1931 at the age of 42, so this would place her year of birth c. 1888/89. It is not known how or even if she is related. Could she be Alva's wife?

2. Olive Glasford, born ___________ __, 1870; Olive Glassford was first married to Charles H. Turner on July 30, 1895 in Cook County, Illinois. Then either they were divorced or Charles H. Turner died. They did have one son, Charles H. Turner Jr.; Then Mrs. Olive Turner was married to Elijah Evans (1870 - 1944) on February 26, 1900 in Fulton County, Illinois; At the time of the 1910 census, Olive and Elijah are found in in St Mary, Hancock County, Illinois;
Head Elijah Evans M 39 Illinois
Wife Olive Evans F 40 Illinois
Son Harold E Evans M 7 Illinois
Daughter Fern Evans F 5 Illinois
Daughter Violet Evans F 4 Illinois
Son Robely Evans M 1 Illinois
Stepson Charles H Turner M 12 Illinois
Father-in-law George Glasford M 63 Illinois

At the time of the 1920 census, Elijah and Olive are found in Saint Mary, Hancock County, Illinois;
Head Elijah E Evans M 49 Illinois
Wife Olive Evans F 49 Illinois
Son Harry Evans M 17 Illinois
Daughter Fern Evans F 14 Illinois
Daughter Violet Evans F 13 Illinois
Son Robert Evans M 11 Illinois
Stepson Charles Turner M 22 Illinois

At the time of the 1940 census, Elijah and Olive are found in St. Marys Township, Hancock County, Illinois;
Head Elijah Evans M 70 Illinois
Wife Ollive Evans F 70 Illinois
Granddaughter June Evans F 15 Illinois

Olive (Glasford) Evans died on ____________ __, 1948 at ___________, Illinois and her mortal remains were laid in the Saint Marys Cemetery in Saint Mary, Hancock County, Illinois.

3. Eva Glasford, born c. 1872/73; Eva is believed to be the Eva Glassford who was married to James E. Williams on December 30, 1893 in Tazewell County; However, she was definately married to a ___________ Snyder and in 1908 they are residing in Ward 6 of Springfield, Illinois;
Head Alvy Snyder M 35 Illinois
Wife Eva Snyder F 38 Illinois
Daughter Myrtle Snyder F 7 Illinois

4. Lula (Lulu) Glasford, born c. 1874/75; Lula was married to Simon S. Williams on ___________ __, 18__ (c. 1896/97) at ___________, Illinois; At the time of the 1900 census, Lula and Simon are found in Farmington Township, Fulton County, Illinois;
Head Simon F Williams M 28 Illinois
Wife Lula Williams F 24 Illinois
Daughter Orpha M Williams F 2 Illinois

At the time of the 1910 census as seen above, Lula and Simon are residing in Farmington, Fulton County, Illinois; At the time of the 1920 census, as seen above, they are all found in Clearwater, Florida.
At the time of the 1930 and 1940 census, they are found in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. This is the way they appear in Area C, Tampa, Election Precinct 1, Hillsborough County, Florida in 1940;
Head Simon Williams M 67 Illinois
Wife Lula Williams F 64 Illinois

Lula (Glasford) Williams died on __________ __, 19__ at __________, __________ and her mortal remains were laid in the _____________ Cemetery in __________, __________.

5. Frank Orval Glasford, born February 29, 1876 in Illinois; At the time of the 1900 census, Frank and Martha are found in Farmington Township (excl. Farmington city), Fulton County, Illinois. They have been married less than a year and they have no children as yet;
Head Frank Glasford M Feb 1876 24 Illinois
Wife Martha Glasford F Sep 1879 21 Illinois

At the time of the 1910 census, Frank is found in Los Angeles Assembly District 73, Los Angeles County, California;
Head Frank O Glassford M 34 Illinois
Wife Martha Glassford F 30 Illinois

At the time of the 1940 census, Frank is found in Councilmanic District 5, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles County, California. His wife is listed as Ver now, so either Martha died in the 1920's or 1930's or Frank and Martha were divorced;
Head Frank O Glasford M 64 Illinois
Wife Vera A Glasford F 44 South Dakota

Frank O. Glasford died on February 8, 1963 in Los Angeles, California and his mortal remains were laid in the _____________ Cemetery in ___________, ___________.

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, George, Amanda and their children are found residing in Timber Township in Peoria County, where George is farming;
George GLASFORD, Self Gender: Male Birth: <1848> IL
Amanda GLASFORD, Wife Gender: Female Birth: <1848> OH
Alva GLASFORD, Son Gender: Male Birth: <1867> IL
Olive GLASFORD, Dau Gender: Female Birth: <1870> IL
Eva GLASFORD, Dau Gender: Female Birth: <1873> IL
Lulu GLASFORD, Dau Gender: Female Birth: <1875> IL
Frank GLASFORD, Son Gender: Male Birth: <1877> IL

Amanda E. (Hart) Glasford died on October 31, 1908 in the family home in Glasford. Her earthly remains were laid to rest in the Lancaster Cemetery in Lancaster, Illinois. At the time of her death, George was apparently already a resident of the Soldiers & Sailors Home in Quincy, Illinois. Following is a notice found about Amanda's death;
"GLASFORD, Mrs. A. E. nee HART: about 61 years; born Oceola, IA; married George Glasford; died 31 Oct 1908 at home Glasford; buried Lancaster Cemetery. Surviving - husband (at Soldier's Home, Quincy); children: Mrs. Lulu WILLIAMS, Norris, IL; Mrs. Eva SNYDER, Springfield, IL; Mrs. Ollie EVANS, Carthage, IL; 2 sons - Alva and Frank; 1 sister Mrs. Mary GLASFORD, Pekin, IL (Issue 5 Nov 1908)"

At the time of the 1910 census, as seen above, George Glasford is living with his daughter and son-on-law, Ollie and Elijah Evans in Hancock County, Illinois. Shortly after his, Private George Glasford went to the Soldiers Home in Quincy, Illinois, where on February 9, 1924 he passed to his reward. His mortal remains were laid in Grave # 2999 in Section D of the Sunset Cemetery there on the grounds of the Soldiers Home in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

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 George Glasford and the Glasford family. Baxter would also love to copies of any photographs of George Glasford that 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.)

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Amanda Hart Glasford (1847 - 1908)*
 
 Children:
  Alvy S Glassford (1866 - 1923)*
  Eva May Glasford Snyder (1870 - 1928)*
  Olive Evans (1870 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sunset Cemetery
Quincy
Adams County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section D, Grave #2999
 
Created by: Baxter B. Fite III
Record added: Nov 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61240191
Pvt George Glasford
Added by: Edward Huston
 
Pvt George Glasford
Added by: Baxter B. Fite III
 
 
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