JOHN P. GLASSCOCK. The agricultural community of Whitley Township, Moultrie County is one of
the prime elements in the industrial and financial success of the county. It is notable as being
of a superior order, both in intelligence and enterprise and nowhere can be found more efficient
farmers or finer-looking farms. Among these capable agriculturists we name with pleasure and pride
the gentleman of whom we are now writing.
Asa Glasscock, the father of our subject, was a native of Virginia and his mother, Mary (Penquite)
Glasscock, was a Pennsylvanian by birth. The Old Dominion was the scene of their marriage and they
shortly afterward emigrated to Kentucky settling in Fleming County in 1816 and living there for a
number of years. Asa Glasscock finally died in Mason County, KY., and his wife passed away in Warren
County, Ohio. They had eleven children of whom our subject was the youngest.
Fleming County, Ky., is the native home of John P. Glasscock and April 22, 1825 was his natal day.
In this county he passed his early years, a little later emigrating to Mason County and afterward
to Warren County, Ohio, where he grew to manhood. The varied experiences of his early years and the
thorough drill which he received upon the farm added to his natural ability, producing a fine and
vigorous young manhood, well equipped to undergo the struggles of life.
In Warren County, Ohio, this young man met the lady whom he chose from all the world to be hsi life
companion, and he was married in 1845 to Catherine Crosson, by whom he had five children, namely:
Mary C., Sarilda, Margaret E., Catherine S. and one who died in infancy. The lovely mother of these
children died while the family still resided in Ohio and somewhat later our subject was married in
Warren County to Elizabeth Mount, who also became the mother of five children--George G., Ruth A.,
Martha A., Frances Anna and U.S. Mrs. Elizabeth Glasscock died in Whitley Township in 1887 upon the
12th of September.
It was in 1869 that Mr. Glasscock determined to remove from Ohio to Moultrie County, Ill., and here
he settled upon section 16, Whitley Township, where he has ever since been a resident. Upon his farm
here he has placed excellent buildings and his home is not only attractively located but is also a
place where friendly and social gatherings are held and where neighbors ever feel that they are welcome.
Mr. Glasscock has been Highway Commissioner, having filled that office with satisfaction and profit to
his township. He has ever taken a fair degree of interest in local politics and is considered one of
the sound Republicans of that section of the county.
Portrait and Biographical Record of Shelby and Moultrie Counties, 1891 - p. 208
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