The Civil War Pension of

Samuel Thomas GLENN

Donated by Nancy J. Attey


This is the Civil War record of Samuel Thomas Glenn, son of Elias Glenn and Mary Ann Fleming, born about 1841 in Perry Co Mo. Living in Jackson County IL with Uncle Manning Glenn in 1860 census. Married Lucinda Smith in Jackson County IL.

Samuel Thomas Glenn had fair hair and grey eyes and was 5 foot 9 inches and 20 years old when he volunteered for service.

He is buried in Section 2 Grave # Little Rock National Cemetery Arkansas

Sterling and Nancy Smith were Lucinda Smith Glenn Blake’s parents.

Peter Jackson Smith and Thomas Smith were her brothers.

Delitha Glenn was Mrs. Manning Glenn, Lucinda’s sister.

Manning Glenn was Samuel Thomas Glenn’s uncle.

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Widow’s Declaration for Pension

Act of______

Mrs. Lucinda Glenn

widow of Samuel T. Glenn

Co C 18th Reg’t

Illinois Infantry Volunteers

Forwarded by U. E. Robinson Jr..

Jackson County Illinois

Applicant’s Post Office Address:

Lucinda Glenn

Town, Murphysboro

County Jackson

State Illinois

State of Illinois county of Jackson

On this twenty-sixth day of May 1865 personally appeared before me, Hugh Crawford the clerk of the County Court in and for the County and State above named, (1) Lucinda Glenn who after being duly sworn according to law declares and says that she is aged twenty-six years, that she is a resident of Killian Precinct, County of Jackson, State of Illinois, and that she is the widow of (2) Samuel T. Glenn who was a (3) Private in Company (4) C commanded by Captain Hezekiah C. Hodge of the 18th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, commanded by Colonel Michael Lawler, in the war with the so-called Confederate States, and that she has not in any way been engaged in, or aided or abetted the existing rebellion in the United states, and that her said husband enlisted at Jackson County Illinois on or about the sixteenth day of August A. D. 1862 for the term of three years and continued in actual service in said war for the term of___________and died at Little Rock State of Arkansas on or about the fourth day of may 1865 and the cause of his death is as yet unknown to this declarant. Received while in the service of the United States.

That she was married to the said (2) Samuel T. Glenn on the Twenty-second day of October 1861 at Jackson County Illinois by one James McBride a Justice of the peace that her husband, the aforesaid Samuel T. Glenn died on the day above mentioned; that her name before her said marriage was Lucinda smith and that she has remained a widow since the death of her said husband as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereunto annexed. And she further states that she believes there is a public record of her said marriage and no private record of said marriage (5) That her Post office address is Murphysboro, Jackson County Illinois

She further states that, at his death, her said husband left surviving him only the following named child who was then under the age of sixteen years, that said child resides at Jackson County Illinois with its mother the declarant and at the date of this declaration was of the age herein stated, viz: Thomas Manning Glenn was born on the twenty-ninth (29) day of June A. D. 1864 and is not quite one year old.

She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Pension to which she is entitled by reason of the services and death of her said husband, under the Act of Congress, approved July 14th, 1862. And she hereby constitutes and appoints Urbane E. Robinson Jr.. of Murphysboro, Ills. Her attorney, to prosecute the claim, and procure a certificate.

(6) Lucinda Glenn ( her mark )

Sworn to and subscribed before me, the day and year

first above written in presence of:

Hezekiah C. Hodges

William C. McCormick Hugh Crawford, Co Clerk

State of Illinois County of Jackson:

On the 26th day of May 1865 before me the County Clerk on and for said county, personally came Peter Jackson Smith and Starling Smith residents of Killian Precinct in the County of Jackson State aforesaid, who being duly sworn according to law, declare that they are personally acquainted with Mrs.. (1) Lucinda Glenn widow of (2) Samuel T. Glenn, say that they were present and saw her make her mark to the foregoing declaration, and were acquainted with her and her said husband before her entered the service, and know that they lived together as man and wife, and were so reputed. That she is the widow of the identical (2) Samuel T. Glenn who performed the military service mentioned in the said declaration, and has remained a widow since his death. That their knowledge of the identity of her husband with the soldier is derived from (7) an intimate personal acquaintance of over ten years before he entered said service and saw him while in said service [___] died on the Fourth day of may A. D. 1865 while in the line of duty and from their acquaintance with her know that she is the identical person she represents herself to be.

And they further testify that they reside as above stated and have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

Witness: Hezekiah C. Hodges Peter Jackson Smith ( signed )

James C.. Thompson Starling Smith ( his mark )

Sworn to and subscribed before me, and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim; that I believe the affiants to be credible persons, and the declarant, is the person she represents herself to be.

Witness my hand and official seal at Murphysboro this 26th day of May A. D. 1865

Hugh Crawford ( signed ) Co. Clerk

State of Illinois

Jackson County

The People of the State of Illinois

TO ALL WHO SHALL SEE THESE PRESENTS–GREETING.

Know ye, That License and Permission has been granted to any Minister of the Gospel, authorized to marry by the Church or Society to which he belongs; any Justice of the Supreme Court; Justice of any Inferior Court, or any Justice of the peace to

CELEBRATE AND RATIFY THE MARRIAGE OF

Samuel T. Glenn

And

Lucinda Smith

Now both of this county, according to the usual custom and law of the State of Illinois

Witness, Thos. C. Neall Clerk of the County Court

In and for the County of Jackson and

The seal of said County hereunto affixed at Murphysboro

This 20th day of October A. D. 1861

Thos C. Neall, Clerk

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State of Illinois Jackson County

I hereby Certify that on the 22nd day of October A. D. 1861 I joined in the Holy State of Matrimony Samuel T. Glenn and Lucinda Smith according to the custom and laws of Illinois.

Given under my Hand and Seal this 22nd day of October A. D. 1861.

James McBride J. P. ( signed )

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State of Illinois

Jackson County

I Hugh Crawford clerk of the County Court within and for said county do hereby certify that the above is a true copy as appears from the records of my office.

Witness my hand and official seal at Murphysboro this 26th day of may A. D. 1865 Hugh Crawford, Co Clk

Mrs. Lucinda Glenn

widow of Samuel T. Glenn

Co C 18th Reg’t

Illinois Infantry

Certified copy Marriage Record

Forwarded by U. E. Robinson Jr, Murphysboro, Jackson County Illinois

stamped June 1865 received by Pension Office

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Pension Claim 96.191

Officer’s Certificate to Death of Soldier

Samuel T. Glenn

Co. A 18th Reg’t

Illinois Infty Vols.

I H. C. Hodges do hereby certify that I was Captain of Co. C of the Eighteenth Regiment of Illinois Infry Volunteers, and am acquainted with Samuel T. Glenn who was a member of my company. That the said Samuel T. Glenn was mustered into service on or about the ninth day of September 1862 and died on or about the fourth day of May 1865, while in the service of the United States and in the line of duty as a soldier, in the manner and at the place as follows: He died at Little Rock Arkansas on or about the fourth day of May A. D. 1865. Cause of death was Billious Fever. He was taken sick while doing duty as a soldier at Little Rock Ark.

That the said soldier was in good health at the time he entered the service, and the cause of his death was billious fever

Witness my hand at Murphysboro Jackson County state of Illinois this 28th day of July 1866.

H. C. Hodges Captain ( signed )

Commanding Co. C of the 18th Reg’t of Illinois Volunteers.

State of Illinois

County of Jackson

Sworn before me, and subscribed in my presence by H. C. Hodges this 28th day of July A. D. 1866 and I certify that said H. C. Hodges is personally known to be the person he represents himself to be.

John C. Cover

Clerk of the county Court, Jackson Co IL

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Surgeons General’s Office

Record and Pension Bureau

Washington D. C. Aug 21st 1866

Sir:

I have the honor to return herewith application for Pension No. 96.191 with such information as is furnished by the records of this office Private Saml T. Glenn, Co A, 18th Regiment Ills. Vols. Is reported to this Office by Asst Surgeon R. M. Lacky as having died May 5, 1865 at Genl Hosp. Little Rock Ark. Of Chron Diarrhoea.

Very respectfully

Your obedient servant,

BY ORDER OF THE SURGEON GENERAL:

J. J. Woodward

Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Army

The Commissioner of Pensions,

Washington D. C.

Adjutant General’s Office

Washington D. C.

Sept. 4th 1866

Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your office of application for Pension No. 96.191, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.

It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office that

Respectfully returned

there is no Glenn [____] on rolls of Co C 18th Ill Vols other than the Samuel T. Glenn who was enrolled Aug 15 1862 and died may 4, 1865

I am, sir, very respectfully

Your obedient servant,

[_______] ( perhaps Edwin Beck )

Assistant Adjutant General

The Commissioner of pensions

Washington, D. C.

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Widow’s Declaration for Increase of Pension

Act of July 1866

State of Illinois

Jackson County

On this 20th day of November 1866 before me John F. Cover a Clerk of the County Court in and for the county and state above named personally appeared Mrs. Lucinda Glenn aged 27 years, who being duly sworn according to law declares that her Post Office address is Ava in the county of Jackson and state of Illinois that she is the widow of Samuel T. Glenn formerly in the service of the United States as a private in Co. C in the 18th Regiment of Illinois Infty Vols and that by reason of the service and death of her said husband she is a pensioner of the United States on the roll of the Centralia agency at $8.00 per month as will appear by her pension certificate herewith presented.

She further states that she has now the following named children under the age of sixteen years; the said children being also the children of her late husband named above and are of the ages respectively named Thomas M. Glenn who was born June 29th 1866

She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the increased pension to which she is entitled under the provisions of the Act approved July 1866 and hereby constitutes and appoints U. E. Robinson Jr. her attorney to prosecute her claim and procure her pension certificates and revokes and countermands all former authority that may have been given for the above specified purpose.

Witnesses; Geo. W. Andrews

C. W. [_______] Lucinda Glenn ( her mark )

Sworn to subscribed and acknowledged before me and also personally appeared Sterling Smith a resident of Jackson Co IL and Nancy Smith a resident of Jackson County IL persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit who being duly sworn according to law declare that they are personally acquainted with Mrs. Lucinda Glenn widow of Samuel T. Glenn who has made the foregoing declaration and know that she is the identical person she represents herself to be and that she is in receipt of a pension as stated in said declaration and that her statement of the names and ages of her child is derived from intimate personal acquaintance all her life and present at birth of the child.

And they further testify that they are not interested in this claim nor engaged in its prosecution.

Attest Geo. W. Andrews Sterling Smith ( his mark )

A. [______] Nancy Smith ( her mark )

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20th day of November 1866 and I hereby certify that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim and that the contents of the above were made known and explained to applicant and witnesses before signing.

In testimony Whereof I have hereunto signed my name and affixed my official seal,

John F. Cover

Co. Clk Jackson Co Ills

Widow’s Declaration for Increase of Pension

Mrs. Lucinda Glenn

Widow of Samuel T. Glenn

Forwarded by U. E. Robinson Jr., atty

Murphysboro, IL

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Murphysboro Ill April 30th 1867

Hon. Jos. H. Barrett

Sir

Herewith I enclose Pension Certificate of Lucinda Glenn whose application for increase was forwarded to your office in December last.

Also affidavit of attending physician as to date of birth of child.

Hoping to receive a new Certificate at an early date.

I Remain very Respectfully Yours,

U. E. Robinson, Jr.

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State of Illinois On This Fourth day of February A. D. 1868 personally appeared

Jackson County Delitha Glenn and Thomas Smith who being first duly sworn according to law deposes and says that they were personally acquainted with Samuel T. Glenn late Private in Company C of the 18th Regiment of Illinois Infantry Volunteers and knew him for the last ten years previous to his death and know that he died leaving his widow Lucinda Glenn and Thomas M. Glenn his only son and that the said Lucinda Glenn still remains unmarried since the death of her husband the said Samuel T. Glenn and still retains possession of her said child, Thomas M. Glenn and has continued to support it ever since the death of her said husband Samuel T. Glenn and that the said Thomas M. Glenn was born on the 29th day of June A. D. 1864 and we were present at the birth of said child and further depon[____] saith not, except that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim for pension.

Witness; Geo. W. Andrews Delitha Glenn ( her mark )

Peter Jackson Smith Thomas smith ( signed )

I hereby certify that the above witnesses are well known to me to be respectable and credible persons; that they were sworn by me on the day and year first above written that said affidavit was read to and understood by them before signing and that I have no interest in the prosecution of this claim for Pension. In testimony whereof I hereto set my signature and Notarial seal on the day and year first above written.

George W. Andrews N. P.

Se Clerks certificate in case of Mr. Andrews

Notary Public on file in Pension Office -

Robinson

On the outside of paper:

Add Evidence

Increase of Pension

Claim No. 83.505 of

Lucinda Glenn

Widow of Samuel T. Glenn

Private Co C 18 Reg’t Ills Vols Dec’d

In this case please settle it before 4th of

March 1868 as the widow is in great

Want of money at this time-

Filed by U. E. Robinson Jr.

Murphysboro, Ill’s

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Certificate of Record of Marriage

Jackson County

I James W. Hall clerk of the County Court of said County, hereby certify that Mr. William Blake was married to Mrs. Lucinda Glenn in said County on the 11th day of July A. D. 1872 by William Bradley a Minister of the Gospel duly authorized to solemnize marriages by the statue of the State of Illinois, as appears by his return and certificate of marriage attached to the license granted therefor by the Clerk of this court, and now on file in my office.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed by name and attached the seal of said County Court, at my office in Murphysboro this 2 day of November A. D. 1872

James W. Hall ( signed )

Clerk of the County

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State of Illinois

Jackson County

Personally appeared before me the Clerk of the County Court, a duly authorized Court of [___] within and for the county and state aforesaid; Lucinda Blake, who upon her oath declares that she was the Widow of Samuel T. Glenn now deceased. Late a Private in Company C Eighteenth Regiment of Illinois Infantry Volunteers in the War of 1861. That as such widow she was entitled to and drew a pension of $8.00 per month together with $2.00 additional on account of Thomas M. Glenn only child of said Samuel T. Glenn; that her pension Certificate No. 83.505 bearing date on the Twenty fourth day of February A. D. 1868. Signed W. T. Otto Acting Secretary of the Interior, and Countersigned by Joseph H. Barrett Commissioner of pensions, is herewith returned;

She further states that she remained the widow of the said Samuel T. Glenn until the eleventh day of July A. D. 1872 when she was united in marriage to one William Blake, as will appear by Certificate of the Clerk of the County Court herewith sent.

She further states that by order of the Probate Court of the said county she was on the Twenty first day of September A. d. 1872 duly appointed Guardian for said Thomas Glenn minor heir of her late husband said Samuel T. Glenn deceased, as will more fully appear by the certified copy of her letter of guardianship, herewith also sent. She further states that said Thomas Glenn minor heir a aforesaid is still living and that she has the care and custody of him and that she is the only legally appointed guardian for said child. She makes this application for the purpose of obtaining the pension due and to acc___, on behalf of the said Thomas Glenn, minor heir as aforesaid. That she hereby appoints George W. Smith of Murphysboro, Jackson County Illinois her true and lawful Attorney to prosecute her claim; that her residence is in Jackson County Illinois; and her post office address is Ava, Jackson County, Illinois

Lucinda Blake ( her mark )

witness; Gustaous N. Bourry

George H. Dickinson

Also personally appeared Delitha Glenn and Thomas Smith residents of the said Jackson County Illinois persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn say they were present and say they saw Lucinda Blake ht claimant make her mark to the foregoing application; that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her that she is the identical person she represents herself to be and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

Delitha Glenn ( her mark )

Thomas Smith (signed )

Witnesses: Gustaous N. Bourry

George H. Dickinson

Sworn and subscribed to before me this second day of November A. A. 1872 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration [_] were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing and that I have no interest whatever either direct or indirect in the prosecution of the claim.

James W. Hall (signed )

County Clk

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State of Illinois

Jackson county Lucinda Blake being first duly sworn according to law on her oath states that she is the guardian of Thomas Glenn minor heir of Samuel T. Glenn dec’d late a Private Co C 18 Regt Ills Inft Vol. War of 1861. She further states of her own present knowledge that said Samuel T. Glenn left no child by any former wife. And further that said Samuel T. Glenn was never married but the one time. And that said Samuel T. Glenn left no other child. Other than Thomas Glenn. Word of this deponent

Witness: Gustaous A. Bourey Lucinda Blake ( her mark )

James Henson

Subscribed and sworn to before me this thirteenth day of January A. D. 1873, and I hereby certify that Lucinda Blake whose name appears to the foregoing affidavit is personally known to me as truthful and respectable person and entitled to credit and that prior to making her mark or being sworn [____] I read over and fully made known and explained to her the contents and effect of said affidavit and that I have no interest either direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.

James W. Hall, Co. Clk

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State of Illinois

Jackson County

James Henson being first duly sworn according to law on his oath states that he was personally and intimately acquainted with Samuel T. Glenn deceased=late a private in Company C Eighteenth Regiment Ills Inft Vol War of 1861=that he had been personally and intimately acquainted with him from the time he was a child up to his death and of his own personal knowledge he knows that said Samuel T. Glenn was never married but to one time=which was to Lucinda Glenn=And further of his own personal knowledge he knows that said Samuel T. Glenn left no other child under Sixteen years of age surviving him other than Thomas Glenn. And that he has no interest whatever either direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.

Witness: [______] James Henson ( signed )

Gustaous A. Bourry

Subscribed and sworn to before me this eighteenth day of February AD 1873, And I hereby certify that James Henson whose name appears to the foregoing affidavit is personally known to me as a truthful and respectable person and entitled to credit and that prior to signing his name [_ ____] sworn thereto I read over and fully made known to him the [_____] and effect of said affidavit and that I am not interested directly or indirectly in the prosecution of this claim.

James W. Hall

County Clerk




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