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Ringgold County Biographical Sketches

Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company, 1887. pp. 230 - 213.

JOHN S. GLENDENNING

civil war flags.jpg "John S. GLENDENNING, an enterprising farmer living on section 22, Rice Township, was born in Rush County, Indiana, April 9, 1845. His parents, James and Elizabeth Glendenning, were natives of Ohio and Tennessee respectively. They were the parents of nine children -- Mrs. Nancy J. Garrison, died in 1862, taught the first school in Middle Fork Township; William H., died in the arm in 1862; Thomas Henry, living in Middle Fork Township; James J., died in the army; James W. Living in Middle Fork Township; Sarah Bennett, living in California; John S., the subject of this sketch; Richard B., died in 1862, and David A., living in Middle Fork Township.

Our subject was but a few weeks old when his parents removed with their family to Calloway County, Missouri, and four years later removed to Audrain County, of the same State.

They subsequently located in Gentry County, Missouri, and from there came to Ringgold County, Iowa, in 1859, being among the first settlers of Middle Fork Township. The father enlisted in the war of the Rebellion, in Company G, Fourth Iowa Infantry, and died in the service of his country in 1862, at the age of forty-seven years. The mother survived till 1882, dying in Middle Fork Township, at the age of seventy-eight years.

John S. Glendenning, our subject, has been identified with Ringgold County since 1859, and always takes an active interest in all enterprises for the advancement of its interests.

He has been twice married. His first marriage occurred April 22,1869, with Miss Marietta E. Miller, a daughter of James A. Miller, of Clinton Township, Ringgold County. Mrs. Glendenning died October 16, 1873, aged twenty-two years. Her only child, James A., died soon afterward, aged twenty-nine days.

November 6, 1873, Mr. Glendenning married for his second wife Miss Mary C. Shaffer, daughter of Jeremiah Shaffer, of Middle Fork Township, and to this union have been born six children -- Wesley H., Marietta F., Martha V., Luella, Flora M. And Grace.

Mr. Glendenning has made farming the principal vocation of his life, in which he has met with success, and besides his home farm, which contains 120 acres of choice land, he owns a tract of timber land in Worth County, Missouri.

His farm in Rice Township was among the first improved farms in the township, and was the pioneer farm of Abraham McCully, who died in the army.

In politics Mr. Glendenning casts his suffrage with the Republican party."

Submitted to the Ringgold County IAGenWeb Project by Christy Jay, email: Jaygenie@aol.com

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