from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, Pp. 358-59
JAMES W. GLENDENNING
James W. GLENDENNING, farmer, section 22, Middle Fork Township, was born in Rush County, Indiana, May 2, 1842,
son of James and Elizabeth GLENDENNING, natives of Tennessee. He was the fifth of a family of nine children.
When he was six years of age his parents removed to Audrain County, Missouri, where they remained several years, then
went to Galloway County, thence to Gentry County, locating near Lott's Grove. In the spring of 1861 they came to Ringgold
Our subject was reared a farmer, and obtained his education in the common schools. In the summer of 1861 [August 15] he enlisted in
Company G, Fourth Iowa Infantry, and was honorably discharged [January 1, 1861, Rolla, Missouri] on account of disability. In March, 1862, he re-enlisted in
Company G, Fourth Missouri Cavalry, and served until the close of the war. This regiment was in most of the principal
engagements in Missouri and Arkansas. He was honorably discharged at the close of the war
[July 17, 1865, New Orleans, Louisiana], and returned home.
He was married October 4, 1866, to Miss Delilah JARVIS, formerly of Ohio, daughter of Phillip and Mary JARVIS.
In 1867 he located in Rice Township, and two years later purchased his present farm, which at that time consisted of 160
acres of wild land. He has added to and improved it, until he now has 200 acres of as good land as can be found in the
township. He has a fine two-story residence erected in 1883, main part, 14 x 30 feet, with L, 14 x 16 feet, with a porch
eight feet. The house is built in modern style, well furnished, and is one of the best buildings in the township. He is
engaged principally in stock-raising and feeding.
Mr. and Mrs. GLENDENNING are the parents of six children -- William, Mary, Clara Belle, Ella, Sadie and Verdue. Gretta is
Mr. GLENDENNING is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and politically affiliates with the Republican party. He
is very highly respected in the community where he is known, and is one of the leading men in his township. Postoffice,
NOTE: James W. GLENDENNING died on January 31, 1916. Delilah (JARVIS) GLENDENNING was born January
27, 1839, and died on January 25, 1916. James and Delilah were interred at Middle Fork Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.
Gretta M. GLENDENNING died at the age of 1 month and 9 days on February 6, 1879, with interment at
Middle Fork Cemetery.
Sadie C. GLENDENNING died on May 18, 1915 at the age of 40 years, 2 months and 9 days, with interment
at Middle Fork Cemetery.
Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, Pp. 358-59, 1887.
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Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009
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