The Genealogical Research of Glen Mark Martin

The Glenn Line: Latest Gleanings....

Here is what I have discovered about my mother's family, the Glenn line. Note that any information that is not sourced should be considered speculative, and should be used only as a guide. Some dates and names are from trees compiled by other individuals, and if sources are not noted, the information provided has not been verified.


Previous Generation: Lewis Sion Glenn Family
Next Generation: Aden Louis Glenn Family
           Una (Glenn) Billington Family
           Gertrude (Glenn) Holmes Family
           John Garland Glenn Family
           George Franklin Glenn Family
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The William Franklin "Billy" Glenn Family

William "Billy" Franklin Glenn (b. 10 OCT 1873, Bloomfield, Benton County, Arkansas, d. 5 JAN 1972, Plainview, Hale County, Texas)1,2 married Emma Louis Moore (b. 21 JUL 1878, d. 26 JAN 1972) on 12 AUG 1900 in Saginaw, Texas. Their children included:

  • Aden Louis Glenn (b. 5 May 1901, Rockwell, Rockwell County, Texas, d. 19 MAR 1991, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas)2, my maternal grandfather, married Winnie Rebecca Pace.
  • Una Glenn (b. 19 DEC 1902, d. 18 SEP 1983, Plainview, Hale County, Texas)1,2, married Wayne Billington.
  • Gertrude Glenn (b. ABT 1905) married Jim Holmes.
  • John Garland Glenn (b. 12 DEC 1907, d. 29 DEC 1996, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas)1,2,3, married Lucille.
  • George Franklin Glenn (b. 14 FEB 1910, d. 27 NOV 1987, Plainview, Hale County, Texas)1,2, married to Ruby Casey (b. 24 OCT 1906, Taylor County, Texas, d. 18 SEP 1997, Plainview, Hale County, Texas)1, Billy Glenn's second cousin.
  • infant Glenn

I have been unable to locate Billy Glenn on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census (the year he married Emma Moore), but I do find them in the 1910 U.S. Federal Census for Justice Precinct 5, Tarrant County, Texas:

1910 U.S. Federal Census, Justice Precinct 5, Tarrant County, Texas, p. 4A

Name             Relation  Sex Color Age   Place of Birth  Father's         Mother's
Glenn  W.F.       Head      M    W    37   Arkansas        Alabama          Missouri
       E.L.       Wife      F    W    31   Tex.            Arkansas         Mississippi
       A.L.        Son      M    W     8   Tex.            Ark.             Arkansas
       C.U.      Daughter   F    W     7   Tex.            Ark.             Arkansas
       C.G.      Daughter   F    W     5   Tex.            Ark.             Arkansas
       J.G.        Son      M    W     2   Tex.            Ark.             Arkansas
       G.F.        Son      M    W     0   Tex.            Ark.             Arkansas
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Murphy H.B.       Head      M    W    52   Georgia         Georgia          Georgia
       S.A.       Wife      F    W    52   Michigan        Michigan         Michigan
       L.M.      Daughter   F    W    15   Texas           Georgia          Michigan
       B.M.         "       F    W    13     "              Ga.               "
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Murphy C.R.       Head      M    W    22     "              Ga.               "
       Cora       Wife      F    W    17     "               "              Georgia

Note here several grotesque errors regarding parent's birth places. (Such inconsistancies are rampant as well when researching the Moore family. Even the Moore family Bible is inconsistant in this regard.) Several Murphy families appear on this census page adjacent to the Glenn family, including a Cora (Lampkin) Murphy, who is Emma (Moore) Glenn's niece, as noted in the Moore family Bible.

By the 1920 Census, we find that the family has moved to Floyd County, Texas, with Aden having moved out and married:

1920 U.S. Federal Census, Justice Precinct 1, Floyd County, Texas, p. 10B

Name             Relation  Sex Color Age   Place of Birth  Father's         Mother's
Glenn  W.F.       head      M    W    47     Arkansas      Arkansas         Arkansas    
  Emma L.         wife      F    W    38     Arkansas      Tennessee        Tennessee
  Una C.         daughter   F    W    17      Texas        Arkansas         Arkansas
  Gertrude       daughter   F    W    15      Texas        Arkansas         Arkansas
  Garland          son      M    W    12      Texas        Arkansas         Arkansas
  George           son      M    W    10      Texas        Arkansas         Arkansas

Further down on the same page are Hollingsworth and Mickey families, significant in researching the Moore and McCune lines, respectively.

By 1930, we find this family in nearby Castro County, Texas, near Dimmitt:

1930 U.S. Federal Census, Precinct 4, Castro County, Texas, p. 3B

Name             Relation  Sex Color Age   Place of Birth  Father's         Mother's
Glenn William F.   Head     M    W    58    Arkansas       Arkansas         Arkansas
    Emma L.        Wife     F    W    52    Arkansas       Georgia          Georgia
    Garland         Son     M    W    21    Texas          Arkansas         Arkansas
    George          Son     M    W    19    Texas          Arkansas         Arkansas

1915 photo - John 
Garland Glenn, William Franklin Glenn, Aden L. Glenn, Gertrude Glenn, Una Glenn, Emma Louis (Moore) 
Glenn, and George Glenn

My great-grandfather William Franklin "Billy" Glenn, his wife Emma, and their children John Garland, Aden, Gertrude, Una, and George. Aden Louis Glenn is my maternal grandfather.



A 1910 photo showing Billy Glenn's children at the time, Gertrude, Aden, Una, and Garland.



This photo shows my great-grandfather Billy Glenn, his wife Emma, their children Gertrude, Aden (along with his wife Winnie), Una, George, and John Garland.



William Franklin Glenn's World War 1 Draft Registration Card. [Source: Registration Location: Floyd County, Texas; Roll: 1953357; Draft Board: 0.United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.]



Death Certificate of William "Billy" Franklin Glenn, courtesy of Gary Clark. Note that the place of death is given as "Broomfield, Ark." I believe this to be a typo and should read "Bloomfield, Ark." as this would be more consistent with what is known about where this family lived.



Obituary for William "Billy" Franklin Glenn, printed in the Amarillo Daily News. Note the error in his middle initial.



1 Social Security Death Index, Social Security Administration
2 Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit
3 National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator.
Previous Generation: Lewis Sion Glenn Family
Next Generation: Aden Louis Glenn Family
           Una (Glenn) Billington Family
           Gertrude (Glenn) Holmes Family
           John Garland Glenn Family
           George Franklin Glenn Family
Back to the GLENN surname page