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THE GLOVER FAMILY of BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO

Marjorie Fletcher     Page Update: November 2011

Amos Glover 1

James Glover 2

Josiah Dillon Glover 3

Ida Eoff Glover 4

Thomas Edmond Fletcher 5

AMOS GLOVER  1 AND NANCY (WIDOW-HOLMES) GLOVER

    Amos Glover 1, the progenitor of my Glover family, was born near Lewiston, Sussex County, Delaware on 3 April 1762 as stated on his Revolutionary War pension application. He states that he lived in the place of his birth for 28 years and then moved to Greene County, Pennsylvania and then to Belmont County, Ohio. He lived there about 28 years before moving on to Van Buren County, Iowa in November of 1842. His Revolutionary War pension application was submitted from Farmington, Van Buren County, Iowa on 20 April 1843 when he was 81 years of age. He states that he entered the service of his country 1 May 1781 and left the service about 1 September 1781. He served under Colonel Henry Neal of Lewiston, Sussex County, Delaware and Captain William Moore and Lieutenant Jacob Irons of Broadcreek. His company was at West Point when General Benedict Arnold turned traitor. The militiamen who captured Major Andre belonged to his regiment. The only people he knew who could vouch for his service were Samuel Glover and the widow of Thomas Stokley who lived in Ohio but he had not heard from them for some time. Amos spent 3 years with a company of raiders consisting of 35 men who attacked the Tories who were furnishing the enemy with supplies. William Connor was Captain of his Company. Amos stated that he knew no record of his age or had any written proof of his discharge. He was turned down for a pension in October 1843 at Lee County, Iowa for not having sufficient proof of his service. Amos Glover was a drummer in the Revolutionary War.

    Tradition is that there were three brothers, Amos born 1762; Samuel born 1761; Nehemiah born 1772. There must have been other children but I have no record of them. It has been thought that possibly, John Glover who emigrated from England in 1755 could be the father of this family but I have no proof.

    Amos Glover and his wife, Ann Katherine (Nancy) Glover lived in Washington County, Pennsylvania until 1814 at which time they moved to Belmont County, Ohio. They lived on a farm in Smith Twp. and Ann Katherine (Nancy) was alive 16 May 1837 when she and Amos deeded part of their land to Elisha Lucas. Ann probably died prior to the 1840 census as she is not listed then. The farm land on which Amos and Nancy lived was deeded to Nancy (Glover) Lucas their youngest child. Nancy and her husband, Amos Lucas were to take care of Amos for the rest of his natural life. The deed was dated 22 April 1841 and in the fall of 1842, Amos Lucas, his wife Nancy and Amos Glover traveled to the Territory of Iowa and settled on the border between Farmington in Van Buren County and Croton in Lee County. Amos Lucas and his family are listed in the 1850 census of Lee County, Iowa but Amos Glover is not listed with them having died some time before 1850.

Children of Amos Glover and Ann Katherine (Nancy/Widow Holmes) Glover

1. David Glover 2 (Amos Glover 1) born ca 1787? in Green Twp. Washington County, Pennsylvania; died 1 July 1871 at 82 years of age; married 10 November 1818 to Ann Sarah Wilson. David was in the War of 1812 and moved to Belmont County, Ohio before his parents settled there in 1814. Known children: William W., Deborah, Joshua, Elizabeth.

2. James Glover 2 (Amos Glover 1) born 22 November 1789; died 22 September 1851; married 15 September 1822, Edith Wilkinson.

3. Thomas Glover 2 (Amos Glover 1) born 15 June 1794 in Washington County, Pennsylvania; died 14 June 1831 near Centerville, Ohio; buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery; married 26 March 1822 in Smith Twp., Belmont County, Ohio, Margaret Brown; died 26 August 1858; buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Known children: Sarah Ann, Mary Rachel, Elizabeth, Thomas W.

4. Sarah Glover 2 (Amos Glover 1) born 1795/1796 in Canton Twp., Washington County, Pennsylvania; died after 1857. She married 22 June 1815 Nicholas V. Willson, son of William and Deborah (unknown) Wilson. William Willson served in the Revolutionary War from Maryland where he was born at Baltimore in 1759 and where he married on 31 October 1790, Deborah (unknown). William Willson died in Belmont County, Ohio in 1814 and Deborah Willson died in 1854 at Beallsville, Monroe County, Ohio where she had gone to live with her daughter, Susannah (Mrs. Thomas Fletcher, Sr.). Children of Sarah and Nicholas V. Willson: Elizabeth, Ann Sarah, Nicholas V., William (Dr), Ephraim, Susannah, Deborah, John. Nicholas V. Wilson was a farmer and he obtained a land grant from President Monroe in Smith Twp. The land lay adjacent to that owned by Sarah's father, Amos Glover.

5. Crawford Glover 2 (Amos Glover 1) born about 1800 in Canton Twp., Washington County, Pennsylvania; married (1) 30 March 1823 to Mary Wade (2) 7 September 1826 to Jemima Beck. He moved to Monroe County, Ohio and later to Washington County, Ohio near Marietta.

6. Samuel Glover 2 (Amos Glover 1) born 31 August 1804 in Canton Twp., Washington County, Pennsylvania; died 30 September 1863; buried in Concord Church Cemetery at Centerville; married 7 January 1830 to Eliza T. McKisson. As a young man, Samuel Glover farmed with his father and was acquainted with neighbors who lived on the adjacent farm owned by widow McKisson. He met his wife Eliza when he stopped by their farm to visit. Samuel owned a mill and a farm and at Powhatan he built a large house in which his family lived for some time after 1840 and until his death in 1863. He was quite prosperous. Children: Arthur, Amos, John J., Eliza Jane, Samuel Jr., Mary Ann, David, Joshua, Sarah.

7. Catherine Ann (Nancy) Glover 2 (Amos Glover 1) born 1810 in Canton Twp., Washington County, Pennsylvania; died 31 October 1855 and was buried in Croton Cemetery in Lee County, Iowa; married 28 June 1827 to Amos Lucas born 9 October 1803 in Maryland; died 14 November 1882; buried next to his wife in Croton Cemetery. She moved with her parents to Smith Twp., Belmont County, Ohio in 1814 where she married Amos Lucas. Amos was the son of John and Precious (Chambers) Lucas. Catherine was always referred to by her nickname, Nancy. Amos Glover deeded to his daughter, Nancy Lucas, all of his land, house, barn and etc. located in the N W quarter of Sec 29 T6 R4 upon the condition that she and her husband would provide Amos Glover all needful support in board, lodging, clothing, medical advice and attendance during his natural life. In the fall of 1842, the Lucas family along with Nancy's father, Amos Glover, traveled to the Territory of Iowa locating on the border between Van Buren County and Lee County. On their trip they were set upon by robbers and lost all their savings. The descendants of the Lucas Line seem to think the sum was quite large. Amos Glover states during the questioning period following his application for a pension that he lost his life's savings of $400. Amos Lucas may have had other money which also was taken. The robbers were caught and convicted but the money was never recovered. Amos Lucas managed, despite the loss to purchase property in Lee County on 1 April 1843 consisting of 160 acres of Sec. 5 and Sec. 8 T67 R7. He added to his land by an additional purchase in Sec. 5 on 2 February 1849. Amos Lucas and his son, Lloyd went to California in search of gold and didn't return until about 1877. By this time his wife had passed away and all his children were grown. It was reported that Nancy (Glover) Lucas had auburn hair, gray eyes and a beautiful singing voice. Children: Lucinda, Lloyd, John, Samuel, Catherine Ann, Francis Marion, Amanda, William.   

GENERATION 2

JAMES GLOVER 2 AND EDITH (WILKINSON) GLOVER

    James Glover 2 (Amos Glover 1) was the second child of Amos and Ann Katherine (Nancy) Glover. He was born 22 November 1789 in Green Twp., Washington County, Pennsylvania. He moved with his parents to Belmont County, Ohio in 1814 where he married Edith Wilkinson on 15 September 1822. Edith Wilkinson was born 4 September 1796 and died 23 September 1872 at Centerville, Ohio. James Glover operated a store at Centerville which was located a few miles north of the Amos Glover farm. James Glover died at Centerville on 22 September 1851 and is buried at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. His wife's grave has not been located.

Children of James and Edith (Wilkinson Glover

1. Newton Glover 3 (James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1) born 14 July 1823; died 30 June 1828.

2. Elizabeth Glover 3 (James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1) born 1 June 1825; died 11 October 1829.

3. Malindy Glover 3 (James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1) born 26 February 1827; died 15 February 1835.

4. David Adams Glover 3 (James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1) born 10 May 1828; died 20 July 1888. David was a farmer and he was never married.

5. Sarah Jane Glover 3 (James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1) born 23 October 1829.

6. John Thomas Glover 3 ( James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1) born 6 August 1831. John was a mail carrier and never married.

7. Josiah Dillon Glover 3 (James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1) born 15 October 1832; died 4 June 1910; married 22 June 1869 to Mary Jane (McNiece), widow of Mr. McMannus.

GENERATION 3

JOSIAH DILLON GLOVER 3 AND MARY JANE (MCNIECE) GLOVER

    Josiah Dillon Glover 3 (James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1) was the youngest child of James and Edith (Wilkinson) Glover and was born 15 October 1832 in Centerville, Ohio. Josiah Dillon Glover married 22 June 1869, Mary Jane (McNiece) widow, McMannus. She was the widow of Thomas McMannus who was born 1827 and died in 1864. His physical description as given on his discharge papers was 28 years of age at the time of enlistment, 5' 10", dark complexion, gray eyes, black hair and he followed the occupation of teacher. In June 1869 he moved from Centerville to Jacobsburg, Ohio where he engaged in the dry goods business. On 8 June 1910 Mary Jane Glover applied for a widow's pension stating that her husband died 4 June 1910. She received a pension of $12. per month. She died 13 January 1915 at Jacobsburg, Ohio. Mary Jane McNiece was born 2 November 1829 in Belfast, Ireland. She was the daughter of James McNiece (1773-1875) and Isabel (Boyd) McNiece (1787-1875). Isabel made her home with the J.D. Glover family and is listed in the 1870 census. She is buried in the Key Ridge Presbyterian Cemetery in Richland, Twp., Belmont County, Ohio. Thomas McMannus,  Mary Jane's first husband is buried in Key Cemetery in Mead Twp.

Children of Josiah Dillon Glover and Mary Jane (McNiece) Glover

1. Ida Eoff Glover 4 (Josiah Dillon Glover 3, James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1) born 14 July 1870; died 8 June 1957; married 9 December 1891, Ulysses Grant Fletcher.

2. Nora Glover 4 (Josiah Dillon Glover 3, James Glover 2, Amos Glover1) born 3 June 1873; died 22 August 1902; married Crawford Phillips.

GENERATION 4

IDA EOFF (GLOVER) 4 FLETCHER AND ULYSSES GRANT FLETCHER

Ulysses Grant Fletcher

The Fletcher Family Home in Charleston, W. VA

Ida Eoff Glover

    Ida Eoff Glover 4 (Josiah Dillon Glover 3, James Glover 2, Amos glover 1) was the oldest daughter of Josiah Dillon and Mary Jane (McNiece) Glover and was born at Jacobsburg, Belmont County, Ohio on 14 July 1870. She married 9 December 1891, Ulysses Grant Fletcher who was the son of Thomas Willson Fletcher and Lydia Ann (Thornberry) Fletcher, see THE FLETCHER FAMILY. Ulysses Grant Fletcher was born 13 March 1869 in Beallsville, Monroe County, Ohio and died 12 July 1933 in Charleston, West Virginia. He was originally a teacher but he had a flair for selling and he took a job with a company in Bellaire, Ohio selling enamel ware. Later he joined with his sister's husband, Michael V. Ream and his brother, Solon Fletcher and formed the Fletcher Enamel Company. It was first located at Anderson, Indiana because Anderson had advertised free land to any manufacturer who wished to erect a plant in their town. This was about 1910. Later the company moved to Dunbar, West Virginia to be nearer the steel market and because West Virginia had natural resources (coal and gas) for making glass. After the three original partners died, Frank Glover Fletcher took over the business. During World War II the company added a "shell shop" which made 60 mm shells under a federal contract. The Fletcher Enamel Company had about 500 employees at this time.

Children of Ida Eoff Glover Fletcher and Ulysses Grant Fletcher

1. Frank Glover Fletcher 5 (Ida Eoff glover 4, Josiah Dillon Glover 3, James glover 2, Amos Glover 1) born 12 February 1893 at Martin's Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio; died 30 May 1958 at Dunbar, West Virginia and is buried at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, West Virginia. He married 25 April 1914 in Anderson, Indiana, Pamela white born 24 June 1893 in North Anderson, Indiana; died 14 July 1969 at Milton, West Virginia. Pamela is buried at Sunset Memorial Park beside her husband. She was the daughter of John Lester and Alice Anne (Frodsham) White, both born in England. He met Pamela White in the town where he had been working in the Fletcher Enamel Company with his father. Frank Glover Fletcher and his bride, Pamela moved to Dunbar, West Virginia where the Fletcher Enamel Company had been relocated. Frank later became president of the company.

2. Thomas Edmond Fletcher 5 (Ida Eoff Glover 4, Josiah Dillon Glover 3, James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1) born 3 July 1895 in Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio; died 10 April 1958 in Vallejo, Solano County, California; buried in Sunrise Memorial Cemetery in Vallejo, California. He married about 1916 Sarah Esther Billiu born 26 April 1896 in Westport, Decatur County, Indiana; died 31 December 1949 in the Methodist Hospital in Los Angeles, California; buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California. She was the daughter of William Kyle Billiu and Sadie Claire (Brown) Billiu. See THE BILLIU FAMILY

3. Mary Eleanor Fletcher 5 (Ida Eoff Glover 4, Josiah Dillon Glover 3, James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1) born 2 March 1899 in Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio; died 14 June 1976 in Charleston, West Virginia. Mary was never married. She continued to live at the Fletcher family home at 1530 Lee Street in Charleston until her death.

4. John R. Fletcher 5 (Ida Eoff Glover 4, Josiah Dillon Glover 3, James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1) born 14 July 1901 in Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio; died 7 January 1987 in Yerington, Lyon County, Nevada. He married (1) name unknown (2) Jessie Smith born 21 November 1895; died March 1986 in Yerington, Lyon County, Nevada.

5. Louise Elizabeth Fletcher 5 (Ida Eoff Glover 4, Josiah Dillon Glover 3, James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1) born 10 September 1908 in New Philadelphia, Ohio; died 27 July 1983 in Charleston, West Virginia. She married Reginald Camm White, born 12 December 1894; died July 1980. They had no children. They continued to live at the Fletcher family home at 1530 Lee Street in Charleston until their deaths.

GENERATION 5

THOMAS EDMOND FLETCHER 5 AND SARAH ESTHER (BILLIU) FLETCHER

Thomas G. Fletcher 6

Thomas E. Fletcher, Sarah E. (Billiu) Fletcher

    Thomas Edmond Fletcher 5 (Ida Eoff Glover 4, Josiah Dillon Glover 3, James Glover 2 Amos Glover 1) born 3 July 1895 in Bellaire, Belmont county, Ohio; died 10 April 1958 in Vallejo, Solano Co., California. He married (1) about 1916, Sarah Esther Billiu born 26 April 1896 in Westport, Decatur County, Indiana; died 31 December 1949 in the Methodist Hospital in Los Angeles, California; buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California. Thomas and Esther divorced about 1933/1934 (2) Myrtle Jane (Sharp) born 20 October 1897; died 13 April 1973. She was married first to a Mr. Scroggins.

Children of Thomas Edmond Fletcher and Sarah Esther (Billiu) Fletcher

1. Thomas Gordon Fletcher 6 (Thomas Edmond Fletcher 5, Ida Eoff Glover 4, Josiah Dillon Glover 3, James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1) a twin, born 16 June 1917 in Dunbar, Kanawha County, West Virginia; died 6 May 1945 at Cherry Point, North Carolina. He was killed in a plane crash while on a training exercise. He is buried in Sunset Memorial Cemetery in South Charleston, West Virginia. He was never married.

2. Marshall Grant Fletcher 6 (Thomas Edmond Fletcher 5, Ida Eoff Glover 4, Josiah Dillon Glover 3, James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1) a twin, born 16 June 1917 in Dunbar, Kanawha County, West Virginia; died 29 December 1973 in Dunbar, Kanawha County, West Virginia; buried 31 December 1973 in Grandview Memorial Park in Dunbar, West Virginia. He married (1) Phyllis June Hill. They had one child, divorced. He married (2) Faith Hanning in Kanawha Co., West Virginia, had 5 children.

3. William Richard Fletcher 6 (Thomas Edmond Fletcher 5, Ida Eoff Glover 4, Josiah Dillon Glover 3, James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1) born 11 November 1923 in Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia; died 25 April 1980 in California. He was never married.

4. Robert Edgar Fletcher 6 (Thomas Edmond Fletcher 5, Ida Eoff Glover 4, Josiah Dillon Glover 3, James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1)

Child of Thomas Edmond Fletcher and Georgia Miller

1. Thomas Nile Fletcher 6 (Thomas Edmond Fletcher 5, Ida Eoff Glover 4, Josiah Dillon Glover 3, James Glover 2, Amos Glover 1) born 1 March 1929 in Charleston, West Virginia; died 2 March 1981 in Cartersville, Georgia. He married (1) Kathleen Rollins (2) Pearl Thompson.

GENERATION 6

ROBERT EDGAR FLETCHER AND MARJORIE FLETCHER

Robt. and mother Sarah 1943

Robert Fletcher 1946

Robert and Marjorie 2003

    Robert Edgar Fletcher 6 is a three year U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific aboard LST 242. He married Marjorie. They have 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

 

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