John Glover

#4339, b. circa 1836, d. before 1900
Father*John P Glover b. c 1802
Mother*Rachel Gray b. c 1808, d. 8 Feb 1865
     John Glover was born circa 1836. He was the son of John P Glover and Rachel Gray. John and Parthenia Brigman were married before 1870. John and Lucy O'Neel were married 1873 Clackamas County, Oregon. John Glover died before 1900, as he is not on the 1900 census.
      John Glover. An agriculturist who impressed his general worth upon the community of Clackamas county, and whose many years of residence here were characterized by public spirited efforts and business success, was John Glover, born in Missouri in 1836, and who died in this county October 6, 1884.

The coming of Mr. Glover to Oregon was hardly a matter of his own election, for his father John P. Glover, an ambitious and fairly successful farmer back in Missouri, brought his family overland in 1852, settling upon a donation claim of six hundred and forth acres in Clackamas county, upon which the remainder of his days were spent. After the death of the father there were four heirs to the property, and son John, who was one of them, was fortunately able to buy off the other claimants, and was therefore the possessor of large landed estates. The trust was fully appreciated, and among the larger possibilities of his adopted state he found ample chance for the exercise of sound business judgment, which redounded to the credit of all with whom he came in contact. Through his efforts about forty acres of the heavily timbered land was cleared of its detriment to farming enterprises, and the improvements known at that time were introduced unstintingly. This property is being worked by his sons and widow, and the standard insisted upon by the pioneer and former head of the family is being maintained to distinct advantage. Mr. Glover was enterprising and thrifty, and established an enviable reputation as a man of sound business judgment.

Twice married, the first wife of Mr. Glover was formerly Parthenia Brigman, of which union there were born two children: Mrs. Olive O'Neil of Oregon, and Mrs. Flora Beck of California. The present Mrs. Glover was, in her girlhood, Lucy O'Neil, and was born in Ripley county, Ind., October 9, 1841. She was first married to L. E. Martin, with whom she came across the plains in 1860, with three yoke of oxen, and household belongings for beginning life in Oregon. After a residence here of four years the couple returned to the east, and after the death of her husband Mrs. Martin again took up her residence in Oregon.Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Martin, of whom Mrs. Bertha Gibson is living in Oregon City, Ore; Mrs. M. M. Trullinger is a resident of Union Mills, Ore; and Emily is deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Glover were born five children, viz.: Della M; John R, of Wardner, Idaho; Walter G; Homer C; and Matt C. In politics Mr. Glover was a stanch defender of Jeffersonian Democracy, and during nearly his entire active life was a member of the school board of his respective districts. Mrs. Glover is a member of the Baptist Church.1

Children of John and Parthenia

Children of John and Lucy

Last Edited=26 Feb 2014


  1. [S320] ____________, Portrait and Biographical Record of Portland and Vicinity, Oregon (Chicago: Chapman Pub. Co., 1903), p 533.