Contributed by Charlene Holland

Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas
The Southern Publishing Company, Chicago and Nashville, 1891.


      J. M. Glass is a thoroughly posted and intelligent man on public matters, and as a tiller of the soil is progressive and enterprising. He is a Georgian, born on February 3, 1827, to Thomas and Elizabeth (Bearden) Glass, they being also born in that State. The father was a farmer by occupation, and to his union with Miss Bearden, whom he married in Clark County, Ga., seven children were born, four of which family are now living: Thomas N., C.C., W.J. and J.M.; Dicey A., Jane and an infant are deceased. Both parents died in Georgia, members of the Christian Church, the birth of the former occurring in 1795, and the latter in 1810. In the State of Georgia, J. M. Glass was married in 1847 to Miss Lucy A. Rucker, who was born in Wilkes County, Ga., in 1828, and of a family of five sons and seven daughters born to them, nine children are still living: C., J.M., William N., Almeda V. (wife of James Fleming), Louisa (wife of A.B. Black), Narcissa (wife of Pierce Jones), Lou E. (wife of L. King), Millie and B.L. J.M. Glass emigrated with his family from Georgia to the State of Arkansas in 1870, and settled in Sebastian County, where he lived some eighteen months, after which he came to Scott County, where he is now residing. He has been successful in his operations, and is the owner of 400 acres of fine land, of which 150 acres are under cultivation. On this land is a good horsepower cotton gin, which has a capacity of three bales per day. Mr. Glass is worthy and upright citizen, and his wife is an earnest and consistent Member of the Christian Church. Mr. Glass formerly owned what was called Glass' Mills, consisting of water, merchant and sawmills on the Chickamauga River, where the famous battle was fought. He owned 326 acres of land on that river, and this is being surveyed and will lie in the United States Park now being established on the Chickamauga battlefield.

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