Wilson Harmon Glass

3 June 1826–19 December 1911 (Age 85)
Lee, Virginia, United States

The Life of Wilson Harmon

When Wilson Harmon Glass was born on 3 June 1826, in Lee, Virginia, United States, his father, James B Glass, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Eagle, was 24. He married Martha J. M. Minter on 12 August 1852, in Lee, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Green Township, Scioto, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Owsley, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1863. He died on 19 December 1911, in Booneville, Owsley, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Booneville, Owsley, Kentucky, United States.

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Wilson Harmon Glass
Martha J. M. Minter
Marriage: 12 August 1852
Josephine Victoria Glass
Dudley Glass
Isa D Glass
James H Glass
Doctor Archibald M. Glass

Spouse and Children

12 August 1852
Lee, Virginia, United States



    Dudley Glass


    James H Glass






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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 18

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 35

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

1 English and German: metonymic occupational name for a glazier or glass blower, from Old English glæs ‘glass’ (akin to Glad , referring originally to the bright shine of the material), Middle High German glas.2 Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of the epithet glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’ or any of various Gaelic surnames derived from it.3 German: altered form of the personal name Klass, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • W H Glass, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wilson H Glass, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wilson H Glass in household of Anderson Peters, "United States Census, 1910"

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