Biography - James Glenn

James Robinson GLENN, miller, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Hillsboro, born in Ireland, August 16, 1834; came with his parents, one brother, John F., and one sister, Catharine J., to the United States in 1837, and lived in Louisville, Ky., about five years. His mother's name was Catharine Jane ROBINSON. Her father was born in Fintona, Ireland; built a Methodist Church in that town with his own money. In 1839, he chartered a ship, and with his second wife and one son and seven daughters, went to Australia, settled in Melbourne, where he purchased property, and lived there the balance of his life. He purchased a cattle ranch in Australia, 6 x 15 miles, and died there at the age of ninety years. Grandfather ROBINSON's grandfather went from England with William, Prince of Orange, was in the battle of the Boyne and the siege of Londonderry. Subject's father, Thomas S. GLENN, born in Ireland about 1807, is still living in this county; his grandparents were born in Ireland; his great-grandfather was born in Scotland and was a mechanic. Mr. GLENN began life by buying grain in Litchfield; came to Hillsboro in 1858, and started the first grocery; was married in Macoupin County in 1860 to Miss Sarah V. LOVE, born in Cabell County, W. Va., in 1840, daughter of Louis L. and Emily (EASTHAM) LOVE. The result of this union is threedaughters - Nora, Laura and Wilmina. Mr. GLENN is a member of the Lutheran Church, a Republican, a Freemason and a member of the Council. After going out of the grocery business in Hillsboro, he built a mill, in 1866, which he has operatedcontinually since its erection. Himself and brothers were the prime movers in starting the bank at Hillsboro in 1870, known as the Montgomery county Loan and Trust Company, subject having been elected President on its organization, and holds the office at the present time. The GLENN Bros. also own a farm near Hillsboro, containing 1,020 acres, and about 15,000 acres in Texas.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 105-106.

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