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120. JOHN GLOSSENDER was born on Mar 7, 1796 in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He died on Dec 23, 1871 in Salem Township, , Pennsylvania, USA. .... Spring Brook has its source among the hills above William Glossenger's home, south of Jones Lake...John Glossenger came to Salem, PA from Connecticut about 1818, settled northeast of Anson Goodrich, and cleared a good farm, which is occupied by William Glossenger. Robert C. Glossenger married a Tisdell, and settled in Hemlock Hollow.
He was a member of the Methodist Church in Salem.....In 1812 we find in the stewards book.... Later we find ... John Glossenger, ... Mary Glossenger...
- "History of Wayne, Pike, & Monroe Counties [1886, R.T. Peck & Co.]". Pgs.746;757;765.

In the 1823 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial election results from Wayne County there were three votes for "Captain Glossender" and one vote for "John Glossender".

John appears in the following Pennsylvania census's :
1820 Wayne County (page 059) Salem Township as John Glossender
1830 Wayne County (page 186) Salem Township as John Glossender
1840 Wayne County (page 298) Salem Township as John Glossenger
1850 Wayne County (page 165) Salem Township as John Glossenger with wife Polly (Mary), William, Amanda, and George.

From the Honesdale Citizen January 4, 1872 :
- Mr. John Glossinger, of Salem, met with an accident near Hawley, on the morning of the 23rd, which resulted in his death. He was on his way to the above place with a large basket of poultry and eggs, riding upon a train on the Pa. Coal Co's road, and standing upon the bumpers, with his basket on top of the car. A sudden jerking of the train threw him off and he fell with his head between the bumpers. The cars at that moment came together again with great force and his head was crushed in an instant. He was about 75 years of age, and a highly respected citizen of the community in which he lived.

Last will and testament of John Glossinger recorded in Salem, PA (#1372 book 2-423)

I, John Glossinger of Salem, Wayne County, and State of Pennsylvania being of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding do make, publish, and declare this to be my last Will and testament hereby revoking and making null and void all former last Wills and testaments and writings in the nature of last wills and testaments by me heretofore made. My will is First that my funeral expenses and just debts shall be paid by my executor hereinafter named. The residue of my estate and property which shall not be required for the payments of my just debts, funeral charges , and the expenses attending the execution of this my will and the Administation of my estate. I give, devise , and depose thereof as follows to wit. I give and bequeathe to my son Robert C. Glossinger Ten Dollars to have and to have and to hold the same to him and to his heirs, Executors, Admistrators, and assigns to his and their use and behoof forever. I give and bequeathe to my daughter Mrs. Hogencamp One Hundred dollars ($100.00) to have and to hold the same to her and her heirs, Executors, Administrators, and assigns to her and their use behoof forever. I give and bequeathe to my daughter Mrs. Amanda Beldcher One Hundred dollars ($100.00) to hold and to have the same to her and her heirs, Executors, Administrators, and assigns to her and their use behoof forever. I give, devise, and bequeathe all the rest and residue of my estate, real, personal, and mixed of which I shall be seiged and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease to my son William W. Glossinger to have the same to him and to his heirs, Executors, Administrators, and assigns to his and their use behoof forever. And I do nominate and appoint Andrew J. Andreros of Salem Wayne County to be my sole Executor of this my last will and testament. In testimony thereof, I, the said John Glossinger have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this seventh day of May A.D. , One Thousand and Sixty nine (probably meant 1869) .

Note following... On the sixth day of January , 1872, Andrew J. Andreros swore that he had executed his duties as executor in accordance with the law for John Glossinger, late of Salem township, Wayne County.

Possible parents:
John Glossender of "Sweadland" & Jemima Hollister married Aug. 7, 1788 .
Early Connecticut Marriages: Seventh Book Glastonbury.
From Fair Haven Church Records page 110

JOHN GLOSSENDER and Mary BROWN were married.

121. Mary BROWN was born on Aug 17, 1801 in Pennsylvania. She died on May 29, 1885. Children were:



Robert Chauncey GLOSENGER.




William W. GLOSSENGER was born on Oct 8, 1828 in Pennsylvania. He died on Jan 30, 1894. William may have changed the spelling of his last name to include 2 s's... GLOSSENGER.


Amanda Diantha GLOSENGER18,19,20 was born about 1835 in Salem Township, Wayne County, Pa.. She died on Jan 19, 1917 in Susquehanna, PA.


George L. GLOSENGER was born on Aug 7, 1839 in 3/22/1856. information from tombstone in Old Salem Cemetery