Philip Glover

#2200, b. 26 March 1795, d. 25 December 1872
Father*John Philpott Glover b. c 1769, d. b 1856
Mother*Matilda Nettle b. c 1773, d. a 1850
     Philip Glover was born on 26 March 1795 Port Tobacco, Maryland.1 He was the son of John Philpott Glover and Matilda Nettle. Philip Glover married Sarah Koontz 13 November 1819 St. Charles County, Missouri. Philip Glover died 25 December 1872 at age 77.1 His estate was probated Philip Glover, File #474. Testate. Died 12-22-1872 in Marion Co.,Oregon. His will dated 6-10-1869, proved 4-1-1873. Ex: William Glover. Heirs:All lived Marion Co.,unless stated were:William Glover,son age 50;Maria GRAVES,dtr. age 46;Phillip Glover Jr.,son age 42;Samuel Glover,son age 40,lived Baker Co.,Oregon;George M.Glover,son age 38,lived Union Co.,Oregon;James N.Glover,son age 36;Charles P.Glover,son age 30;John W.Glover,son age 26;Louisa J.CULVER,dtr. age 24.
Sarah Glover,WIDOW,age 66.
     He owned property DLC #2535
Glover, Philip, Sen., Marion Co; b 1795, Charles County, Md; Arr. Ore. 6 Oct 1849; SC 1 Oct 1850; m Sarah Coons 30 Nov 1819, St. Charles Co., Mo. Aff: Felix Coonce, Nicholas Shrum, Randolph C. Gibson, Joseph Turnidge. on 1 October 1849.2 On before 6 October 1849, Philip Glover and Sarah Koontz relocated to Oregon Territory DLC information: Glover, Philip Koentz, Sarah 6 Oct 1849 Independence, MO Oregon City Clackamas. Find this: quoted from Jerry Manning 21 jan 2008

ID: I567059793 Name: Philip GLOVER Given Name: Philip Surname: Glover Sex: M Birth: 26 Mar 1795 in Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland 1 Death: 20 Dec 1872 in Waldo Hills, Macleay, Oregon 1 Birth: 26 Mar 1795 2 3 3 3 Death: 20 Dec 1872 2 3 3 3 Burial: Stipp cemetery, 1/2 west of Macleay in Marion County, Oregon Note:
When, early in 1849, Philip Glover announced his intention of selling out
and heading west, his neighbors in Lincoln and Warren Counties of
Missouri, weren't particularly surprised. Missouri in the late 1840s
represented the western frontier of the United States and, as such,
witnessed a constant transit of merchants, traders, tourists and settlers
en route to or returning from the 'Far West'. As a result, Missourians
were better informed as to the potential of the western lands than their
contemporaries further east; newspapers and private journals of the time
offer proof of an intimate knowledge of the Pacific Northwest,
California, New Mexico and points across the plains. In addition,
growing dissatisfaction with conditions in Missouri -- disastrous floods
in 1834, 1844 & 1849; epidemics of measles, influenza, 'fever & ague'
(malaria), tuberculosis, ophthalmia and erysipelas which periodically
decimated the population along the Mississippi; the Panic of 1837, which
lowered crop prices and saw many farms lost through inability to pay the
mortgages; and the growing certainty that the slavery issue would someday
tear the state, if not the nation, apart -- all of these factors
contributed to the view that Paradise lay across the plains in the 'Far
The part of Glover's announcement that was mildly surprising, however was
his decision to head for Oregon and NOT California, for all, with the
discovery of gold in that state less than a year before, all the talk and
excitement churned around the prospects of a new El Dorado and the allure
of the Oregon Territory had somewhat faded by comparison. Besides, at
54, Philip was rather past the typical home steading age and his farm was
one of the more prosperous in the area, quite sufficient for the needs of
his family of ten. He had been in Missouri for 30 years by then, had
helped raise eleven children, served as Justice of the Peace and
seemingly should have been content to finish his years on the farm he'd
worked so long and hard to establish.
But Philip Glover was no stranger to pioneering; he'd be 24 when he first
'went west'. The year was 1818 and a severe depression hung of the U.S.
when he moved from his Maryland home. Born March 26, 1795 at Port
Tobacco in Charles County, Maryland, Philip was the second son of John
Glover and Matilda Nettle. His branch of the family had, by then, been
Maryland residents for nearly two centuries: the first Glovers (four
brothers) had emigrated from England to Baltimore in 1633. And, like his
ancestors before him, Philip had served his country in time of war: just
after his 18th birthday, he had enlisted with the Maryland troops to
defend his home state from English invasion during the War of 1812.
Discharged in August of 1814, he returned to the family farm, possibly to
recuperate, as family tradition holds that he was wounded at the 'Battle
of Baltimore'.
The decision to move west was not his alone, but a family one; only by a
quirk of fate was the choice made for Missouri Territory. John, Philip's
father, had developed an abiding hatred of slavery and was determined to
move to Illinois, leaving his Port Tobacco farm in the hands of his
eldest son, James Nettle Glover. The plans were altered, however, when
John's brother Philip presented his nephew and namesake with 21 slaves as
a gift. As Illinois was free territory, Philip took three of the slaves
and set out across the Frederick Pike to Cumberland and Wheeling (West
Virginia), then down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to St. Louis,
arriving at St. Charles, Missouri Territory in time to be counted in the
1819 census of that soon-to-be-state.
Shortly after his arrival, Philip found himself a wife; Sara Coons, who
was born in Missouri April 13, 1803, daughter of Nicholas and Rebecca
(McConnell) Coons. The young couple was married November 30, 1819 in St.

Children of Philip and Sarah

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  1. [S390] Glover and Palmer, Clarissa Palmer Glover Bible (New York, New York: American Bible Society, 1867); Louise Root Godfrey, New York.
  2. [S319] Dorothy G Jacobson, Genealogical Material in Oregon Donation Land Claims (Portland, OR: Genealogical Forum of Portland, Oregon, 1959, 1957).