Col. Luther Judson Glenn

Male 1818 - 1886  (67 years)


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  • Name Luther Judson Glenn 
    Title Col. 
    Born 26 Nov 1818  Athens, Clarke Co, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence Atlanta, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 9 Jun 1886 
    Notes 
    • From Franklin Garrett's necrology, Atlanta History Center:

      June 1886. Col. Luther J. Glenn - In 69th Yr. D 6/9 Res. Peachtree St. Born in Washington Co. near Sandersville, Ga., where his early boyhood was spent. He was raised principally in Henry Co. near McDonough where his father was a well-to-do planter. He was given a good old field education and when 20 entered the State Univ. at Athens and grad with 2nd honors in 1842. Shortly after graduation he married Miss Mildred Cobb, dau. of Hon. Howell Cobb. With his bride he moved to McDonough and began the practice of law. He rep. that county in the legislature 3 times. In 1851 he moved to Atla[nta] and in 1858 & 1859 was elected Mayor. He entered the war as capt. of Stephen's Rifles in Cobb's Ga. legion. He later became Col. of the legion. He was shot thru the left arm at the battle of Fredericksburg and suffered intense pain from this wound until he died. He rep. Fulton Co. in both branches of the legislature and was secretary of the senate for two terms. He was elector at large for Douglas for pres. and made a thoro canvass of the state. At that time he had few equals as a stump speaker. He was very prom. in the Odd Fellows and in 1880 was elected Grand Sire of the order, serving until 1882. He was also very prom. in Masonic circles. He served in the Confederate congress and was the commander of the post of Atla. after Sherman left the city in ruins. He was the father of 6 children, 4 of whom survive and 2 of whom as buried in the Oconee Cem. at Athens. Those living are:
      (1) J. S. Glenn
      (2) Howell C. Glenn
      (3) O. J. Glenn
      (4) Mrs. S. L. McBride
      Oconee Cem. Athens, Ga.
    Person ID I0277  Hull
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2016 

    Family Mildred Lewis Rootes Cobb,   b. 12 Nov 1820, Jefferson Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1900, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1842 
    Children 
     1. John Thomas Glenn,   b. 21 Mar 1844,   d. 14 Mar 1899  (Age 54 years)
     2. Sarah Martha Glenn,   b. 1846
     3. Howell Cobb Glenn,   b. 1849
     4. Henry Holcombe Glenn,   b. 1851
     5. Judson Glenn
    Family ID F093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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