The son of Henry W. Glisson, Jr., Joseph Paul Glisson, born in 1832 in Bulloch County, Georgia, was a farmer and Confederate veteran. He served in Company B of Georgia's Hardwick Mounted Rifles who defended the Georgia coast and Fort McAllister on the Ogeechee River. He was later transferred to Company H, 7th Georgia Cavalry, when the Hardwick Mounted Rifles was absorbed into the new 7th Georgia Cavalry. He suffered a sabre wound, perhaps at the Battle of Trevillian Station in Virginia. Family tradition says that when he walked home after the war and was spotted by his family, that he told them to keep their distance and prepare a bath for him in the yard. Because his uniform was covered in filth and lice, he burned it in the yard.
Joseph married Mary Ann ("Pollie") Strickland Glisson on October 22, 1850 in Chatham County, Georgia, and they had twelve children: Manie Veranda Glisson McClelland, John Harmon Glisson, Sr., Mary ("Molley") Jane Glisson Burnsed, Hiram M. Glisson, Horace Winton Glisson, Josephine Glisson, Rowan (Roan) Glisson, Susannah "Susan" A. Glisson Bacon, Matthew Madison Glisson, Florine E. Glisson, Joseph Sidney Glisson, and Bazzel O. Glisson. He was in his 40's when he died around 1875 in Bulloch County and is buried in an unmarked grave at Upper Black Creek Cemetery near Ivanhoe (Briar Patch), in Bulloch County. His heritage was Irish. I hope one of his descendants will add his photo to this site.
Thanks so much to descendant, granddaughter Nevada McClelland Bell, for much of this information. Any errors, however, are mine alone. Please go to the "edit" link on this site with any corrections or additions.
Mary Ann Strickland Glisson (1833 - 1905)
Mary Jane Glisson Burnsed (1851 - 1932)*
Hiram M. Glisson (1852 - 1924)*
Horace Winton Glisson (1854 - 1891)*
Roan A. Glisson (1857 - 1925)*
John Harmon Glisson (1859 - 1929)*
Susannah A. Glisson Bacon (1862 - 1921)*
Manie Veranda Glisson McClelland (1865 - 1945)*
Mathew Madison Glisson (1870 - 1946)*
Joseph Sidney Glisson (1871 - 1926)*
Upper Black Creek Cemetery
Plot: unmarked grave
Created by: Sharlotte Neely Donnelly
Record added: Sep 16, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5059275