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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of Mahlon Glascock

SOURCE: "History of Champaign County, Illinois," by J. O. Cunningham, 1905


MAHLON GLASCOCK (deceased), for many years one of the foremost farmers of Champaign County, was born in Fauquier County, Va., the son of Moses and Rebecca (BISHOP) GLASCOCK, also natives of the Old Dominion. A family of six sons and three daughters grew to manhood and womanhood. Besides Mahlon, who was third in the order of birth, there were Solomon, Elizabeth, Anna, Richard, Hanson, Hamilton J., Harvey and Catharine. Of these, Hamilton J. alone survives, he being a resident of Ogden, Ill., and eighty-three years of age. Moses Glascock moved from Fauquier County, Va., to Ross County, Ohio, in 1828, and his death occurred two years later at the age of fifty-two years, his wife surviving him until her seventy-seventh year, dying in 1869.

Arrived in Champaign County in 1854, Mahlon Glascock became the owner of several hundred acres of land, which he improved and made valuable, and which, left as a heritage to his sons, has enabled them to realize ambitious agricultural projects. They are men of sound business judgment and great energy, and their lands are rapidly increasing in value through their successful efforts. Mr. Glascock died March 21, 1892, at the age of seventy-six years, and his wife died July 9, of the same year, at the age of sixty years.

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