Elizabeth Glenn 3rd great grandmother.
Elizabeth Glenn was born 1794 in Adams County Pennsylvania. By 1803 her family was living in Ohio. April 13, 1818 at age 24, Elizabeth married William Speedy. The Speedys had a family and farmed in the Island Creek township near the Ohio River on the eastern edge of Ohio.
Elizabeth and her dad Thomas Glenn both died of cholera in 1850. From 1829 to 1851 the ‘Second Cholera Pandemic’ was happening. President Polk d. 1849 and at least 150,000 other Americans. The cholera outbreak caused the first Ohio State Fair and the Ohio Constitutional Convention of 1850-1851 to be postponed.
Elizabeth’s son Manford was 12 at her death. He and his dad William stayed in Ohio together until 1856 when Manford arrived in Shell Rock, Iowa. Elizabeth’s brother Alexander Glenn was also in the Shell Rock area. Elizabeth Glenn Speedy is buried in Island Creek Cemetery, Jefferson Ohio. FindAGrave is completely unverified but still a good way to match families and ancestors.
Marriage record at FamilySerch.org. William Speedy and Betsy Glenn, 13 Apr 1818; citing Jefferson, Ohio, United States, reference p 129 cn 1316; county courthouses, Ohio, Jefferson, Marriage records 1813-1824 vol 2. Ohio county marriages 1789-2013 database with images.
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