Do not have info on His marrage. This is some info on Robert and Elizabeth, and both Nash
Robert Glidewell b.23 Oct 1722 VA, is first found in the Bristol Parish Vestry Book under the Christenings, however, the Christening was done when Robert was age 7 in 1729.He is listed as a soldier of the French-Indian War, and gained land in Granville Co. NC for his service.This land lies very near his brother Nash's (b.1721) land in southern Halifax Co. VA.Only three children have been definitely connected to Robert, although he probably had others with his wife Elizabeth (surname unproven, some say BYRD) b.ca1730.His father Robert Glidewell b.ca1695 died of face cancer in 1728, leaving his wife (Robert b.1722's mother) a "poor widow unable to care for him" so he is then bound out to Thomas Clemmon.
Eventually this Robert and his brother Nash run a modest tobacco plantation together (tax records suggest) as adults in Halifax Co. VA but Robert still owned land in North Carolina.Although Robert Glidewell b.1722 doesn't leave a traditional will, he did leave a probate record found in Hamilton Co. OH, to where this group eventually migrated after leaving the VA/NC border area.Robert Glidewell b.1722 and his three KNOWN children first moved to Laurens Co. SC for almost 20 years with a large group of VA neighbors and some relatives between 1783-1790.According to a Clay Co. IN history book which contains a passage about Robert Glidewell b.1762's descendants in that area, they claimed that from SC, the family and others traveled together in a group across the Alleghenies to reach the OH Valley, on foot and horseback between 1804-1807 to Hamilton Co. OH and stayed there until the Indian Treaties were signed.According to probate records, Robert b.1722 died before crossing into Franklin County (formerly Dearborne Co.) Indiana, but most of his family did move into Franklin/Shelby/Rush Counties, and beyond into other Indiana counties with subsequent generations.His son (Robert b.1762) is a registered voter in 1807 in Dearborne County, and our Glidewell family was one of the founding families of the OH River Valley and Indiana's "Gore" area.
Robert b.1722 is presumed to have had more than the these three children, although no document has yet been found to prove it..
NOTE: This muster roll [found in Vol. 22 of the North Carolina State Records] is generally considered to be the first true accounting of all able-bodied men in Granville County. Those men in this regiment are believed to range in ages from young (teens) to much older (perhaps even some grandfathers!). Relationships were not noted, but no doubt both fathers and sons are among them. You will note the great number of "juniors" on the muster roll. Care should be taken not to "assume" relationships, as most likely there are cousins, fathers, sons, brothers, and possibly grandsons listed.
Col. William Eaton's Militia Regiment
Granville Co., NC
- roll taken 8 Oct 1754 -
Capt. John SALLIS' Co.
George MORRIS, Lieut.
James MITCHEL, Ensign
54. Robert GLIDEWELL
!Records of Butler Co., OH, indicate Robert Glidewell owned land in Sec. 34,
Twp. 10, Range 1 West, in 1806.
Info on Nash (1786-1850)
Lived on Bear Creek in Bakerton,Cumberland County,Kentucky
The Shadrach Claywell family lives near the Nash Glidewell family in the in the 1820 census.In 1822 Nash and Patsy deeded land to Absalom Pharis. Absalom married Susannah Glidewell in 1814.
In 1837 Nash and Patsy sold land on Bear Creek to John Claywell, Patsy's brother.
Info on Nash (1721-1795)
Nash Glidewell b.1721 Prince George Co. VA, d.1795 Halifax Co. VA, was part-owner of a modest tobacco plantation in Halifax Co. VA with his younger brother Robert Glidewell b.1722.Nash Glidewell was an American Revolutionary War Soldier at Valley Forge according to documents at the National Archives.Judging from his birthdate, he was in his 50's when he was in the military; not surprising for the times because experts claim that in the American Revolutionary War, the U.S. was drafting almost any man that could walk regardless of age.He is listed as a witness on several area wills of the time.Nash Glidewell also left a detailed will, which lists the children of he and his wife Martha (?) (surname unknown but thought to be Bannister).
**Nash Glidewell took inventory of the estate of William Andrews III on Sept 18, 1777
Nash son of Robt & Eliz Glidwell born 19th Jun last bapt 21 Jul 1721. Bristol Parish Register pg 305.
This information is from the VA Register in the Bristol Parish. Page 305.
Nash was a patriot of the Revolutionary War. See, "VA in the Revolution" and "Revolutionary War DAR Patriots, "Vol 1.
The War Department has records of a Nash GLIDEWELL, a private in Captain Thomas Thweatt's company, 14th VA Regiment, Revolutionary War, subsequently designed 10th VA Regiment, commanded by Colonel William Davies, enlisted Feb 14 1778 for one year, was transferred in July to Captian (1778) John Mark's company, same regiment was reported on the company muster rolls for June, Jul and Aug, 1778, sick at Valley Forge, was transferred in Oct 1778 to Major Cabell's Company, same regiment adn was reported on the muster roll from Sep 1778 to 1779, the last roll on which his name appears, sick at French Creek. This was signed by Lutz Wall, Brigadier General, Acting the Adjutant General.
Halifax County was derived from Prince George's County in 1752. Census records were destroyed by British in War of 1812, but some of Halifax and other counties was reconstructed from records of state enumerations in 1782, 83, 84, and 85, and published by the GPO in 1908.
Halifax County Land Deeds:
20 May 1762 bought land from William Byrd.
17 Jun 1762 bought land from William Byrd. Byrd was a land agent who brought settlers to VA and was given land grants for that service. Some later Glidewells were named "Byrd", but the connection is not known.
19 Aug 1762 Nash & Martha sold land to Mrs. Tindall
19 Aug 1762 Nash & Martha sold land to Francis Lovesay
9 Sep 1765 Nash bought land from R. Seat (40 pounds for 400 acres) adjoining William Goode-Mary's husband-and Green.
20 Aug 1767 Nash and children sold land to William Goode-Mary's husband
12 Dec 1768 Nash sold land in Mecklenburg Co., VA to James Wilkins. " One tract...containing 400 acres...on the south side of Roanoak on Little Buffalo Creek and bounded as follows...beginning at William Goode's corner, Green's line....
16 Mar 1769 Nash and children sold land to William Goode
16 Mar 1769 Nash and wife sold land to M. Cristopher.
15 Jul 1779 Nash gave land to Rachel, his daughter.
1785 VA Heads of Household, Halifax Co., VA lists Glidewell, Nash; Also lists: 2 Robert Glidewells.
23 Apr 1792 Nash gave land to Rachel, his daughter.
23 Apr 1792 Nash gave land to Robert and John G., his sons.
28 Apr 1794 Nash sold land to Thos Pinson.
28 Apr 1794 Nash sold land to John Oliver
Will, 1795, dated 14 Jul 1794 recorded on 26 Jan 1795 (Halifax Co., VA Will Book 3 pg. 160) names children:
Elender Davis (son-in-law:Joseph Davis)
Will Book 6, Part 1, June Court, 1799, Halifax Co., VA:
Due the estate of Nash Glidewell, Sr. decd in acct with Robert Glidewell his exor payments to: Isaac Midley D Sheff, Thomas Whitloe, Moses Fontain, Ahab Avesby, Charles Ticketts, Robert & John Glidewell
1795 By amount of the sale of the estate for account rendered --219-1-1 By Thomas Whitloe recd of him --10-10-0
Oct 30, 1798 In obedience to an order of the worshipful Court of Halifax Co., To us directed we mett at the house of Robert Glidewell Exor of the estate of Nash Glidewell decd Adjusted & stated his acct current with estate as above.
Monuments have been erected by the DAR in Oak Hill Cemetery, behind Oak Hills Christian Church, in Kendrick, MS which is in Alcorn County, Northeast of Corinth, MS. It appears on a highway atlas, northeast of Corinth, close to the TN border. Jack and Fran GLIDEWELL were in Kendricks when they first discovered the "monument" in the Cemetery of Oak Hill Christian Church. They are in memory of Nash, and two of his grandsons, Robert and William (sons of Nash's son, Robert).
From "The Family of Nash Glidewell or a Lesson in Intermarriage" by Dawn Watts Westfield of High Springs, FL: "Nash bequeathed his son, John, a tract of land on the north side of Hico on the upper side of Nashes Branch plus Nash's old tract of land, including the land he purchased of Daniel Dean (Halifax Co., VA, Deed Book 8, pg 336) This deed was dated 19 Mar 1772 and contained 75 acres on Larkins Branch. According to F. Briggs Elliot, a native of the area, Larkins Branch is located in the Red River District near Shady Grove UMC; modern day state route 602 and 744. John was also bequeathed two negros, named Glasgow and Ted. John married Ann Whitlow on 30 Aug 1785 in Mecklenburg Co., VA (Mecklenburg Co., VA Marriages)."
Nash Glidewell b.1721 Prince George Co. VA, d.1795 Halifax Co. VA, was part-owner of a modest tobacco plantation in Halifax Co. VA with his younger brother Robert Glidewell b.1722. Nash Glidewell was an American Revolutionary War Soldier at Valley Forge according to documents at the National Archives. Judging from his birthdate, he was in his 50's when he was in the military; not surprising for the times because experts claim that in the American Revolutionary War, the U.S. was drafting almost any man that could walk regardless of age. He is listed as a witness on several area wills of the time. Nash Glidewell also left a detailed will, which lists the children of he and his wife Martha (?) (surname unknown but thought to be Bannister).
The Family of Nash Glidewell of Halifax Co. VA
(or A Lesson in Intermarriage)
Nash Glidewell, the son of Robert and Elizabeth Glidewell, was born on 19 June 1721.
He was baptized the next month on 21 July in the Bristol Parish of Virginia. His brother,
Robert, was born just sixteen months later on 23 October 1722 and a sister Susan was
born sometime later in the 1720s but the record is illegible as to the exact year.1The
transcript of the parish register does not show a baptism date for Susan, but for some
reason Robert wasn't baptized until 19 March 1729.
An entry in the Bristol Parish Vestry Book, dated 14 April 1728, states the following:
"Robert Glidewell being afflicted with cancer in his face which hath made him unable to
labour for his livelihood, it is ordered that the Church Warden find him necessary
clothing and likewise that John Browden find him necessary board, and he to be allowed
100 lbs. of tob[acco] a month."A year or so later on 3 August 1729, Elizabeth Glidewell
petitioned the court that she was a poor widow unable to care for her son Robert and
wanted him bound out to a Thomas Clemmons.2Nash, only about eight years old at the
time, may have been raised with relatives.A Tarance Lamb Glidewell, son of Elizabeth
Glidewell, born in January of 1733 was baptized in March of 1734.3
Nash appears in the records of Halifax County, Virginia as early as 1755,4 but records do
not appear to indicate that his brother Robert was in the area.A Nancy Glidewell was
reported to be a cousin of Nash's daughter Mary5 and if that relationship is correct,
perhaps Nancy was a daughter of Nash's brother Robert.Nancy married Thomas Cole, a
teacher in Halifax County.6
In May of 1762, Nash purchased 383 acres on Hyco Branch from William Byrd and the
next month, purchased 400 acres on Lick Branch from him.7In September of 1766 Nash
along with Thomas Tindal was an appraiser of Richard Griffen's estate8 and on 10 March
1767, Nash purchased a slave named Glasgow from the estate of Hampton Wade.9
Nash's wife was named Mary according to a dower relinquishment to property that Nash
sold to William Goode in 1767, but is not mentioned again in later records.10She is said
to have been Martha Bannister, daughter of John Bannister IV and his wife Wilmet[te].
Martha Bannister was reportedly born 31 December 1722 in Bristol Parish, Prince
George County, Virginia.11
Nash participated in the Revolutionary War as a private in the 10th and 14th Virginia
Regiment of the Continental Line.12He enlisted 14 February 1778 for a period of one
year.13Records from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) are available.
In a time when the thought that females had brains was a rare idea, Nash's daughters were
witnesses to deeds and such even before they were married.On 3 July 1779, Nash gave
his daughter Rachel one negro slave Lucy and his two daughters Judith and Elender were
witnesses.A few days later on 12 July, Nash sold 60 acres to a John Heath of Granville
County, North Carolina.His children Robert, Elliner, and Judy Glidewell were witnesses
to this deed.14
Nash wrote his will on 14 July 1794.Joseph Fontain signed as one of the witnesses to it;
Nancy Loftis put her mark and Lacy Loftis put his mark as witnesses also. Within six
months, it was recorded in court on 26 January 1795.In it, Nash named all of his
children in the following order:15
His son Robert was bequeathed the tract of land he lived on and also the tract of land
lying below Nashes Branch on the north side of Hico River that Nash had purchased of
David Christopher16 plus two negros.Robert was probably born around 1747. His son
Nash Glidewell Jr. first came on the Halifax County, Virginia personal property tax list in
the year 1789; if this indicates he was age 21, Nash Jr.'s birthdate would be calculated
around 1768.17If Robert was at least 21 when Nash Jr. was born, then Robert would
have been born by 1747.
Nash bequeathed his son John a tract of land on the North side of Hico on the upper side
of Nashes Branch plus Nash's old tract of land including the land he purchased of Daniel
Dean.18John was also bequeathed two negros, named Glasgow and Ted.John married
Ann Whitlow on 20 August 1785 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.19She may have
been a sister of Thomas Whitlow who married John's sister Hannah, as an Anna
Glidewell was a witness to Thomas Whitlow's will.Daniel Goode and Joseph Pinson
were named executors of his will.20
Nash's daughter Mary Goode was given the negro which was already in her possession.
She married William Goode of Albemarle County.A record of their marriage has not
been found but Nash gave William two hundred acres for natural love and affection in
1767 just nine months prior to the birth of their first son.21The land may have been a
dower or wedding gift and may give a close idea of their marriage date. Mary and
William had three sons, Daniel Campbell Goode, John Goode and William Goode; and at
least one daughter Elizabeth Goode.These children intermarried with the children of
Thomas and Nancy (Glidewell) Cole.
His next daughter Edy Gill was given a negro named Simon that was already in her
possession.Her husband's first name may have been Joseph or Jacob, as there was a
Joseph Gill, Sr., a Joseph Gill, Jr. and a Jacob Gill all living in Halifax County in 1782.22
His daughter Sarah Glass was allowed the negro named Beck that she had disposed of.
Her husband may have been Daniel Glass who lived in the same vicinity as Nash in
1785.23DAR records list her as Sarah Gladys who married Humphrey Harris, but this is
an error undoubtedly due to reading the original copy of Nash's will incorrectly, where
the double "s" symbol is used in Sarah's married name.24
Nash confirmed in his will to his daughter Rachel Elliott the negro named Lucy that he
had deeded her.Rachel married Bartlett Elliott.This marriage obviously occurred after
1776, since she signed as Rachel Glidewell when she witnessed the will of William
Andrews on 5 June 1776.25Perhaps Nash's gift of the slave to her in 1779 was because
of her recent or impending marriage.Bartlett was born before 1769 to John Elliott and
Ann Loftis (daughter of William and Elizabeth Loftis).His brother Thomas married
Sylvania Jones, daughter of Reuben and Sarah Jones.Sylvania's sister, Mary "Polly"
Jones, married Daniel C. Goode.26
Nash confirmed to his next daughter, Judith Harrison, "my right to the negro Dale[?] she
disposed of."Judith married Presley Harrison and they had, among others, Jane, who
may have been the mother of Ambrose Hudson.Ambrose Hudson married Lucinda Goode.
She was the youngest daughter of William and Mary (Glidewell) Goode's son
John and his second wife Elizabeth Cole (daughter of Thomas and Nancy Glidewell
Cole).27Another daughter of Judith and Presley's was Mason Harrison who married
William Stewart.Three of the Stewart sons married granddaughters of Mary Glidewell
and William Goode.28
Nash confirmed to his daughter Elinder Davis his right to the negro boy Sam that she
disposed of.Elinder died before Nash wrote his will and Nash stipulated that the negro
boy was the only claim to his estate that her husband, Joseph Davis, should have.Nash
did indicate that Elender's six children should have their equal part of such estate as
would have come to her "supposing that she had been living".
Nash gave his daughter Hannah Whitlow a negro boy already in her possession. Hannah
was born circa 1766 as she stated that she was 81 years old when she applied for a
widow's pension in October of 1847.29She married Thomas Whitlow in January of
178430 and they had three children:John Nash Whitlow, Jane Whitlow, and Mary/Polly
Whitlow.After Thomas's death, which occurred between July and October of 1797,31
two of his children, John Nash and Jinney, chose their uncle Robert Glidewell as their
guardian.32Later in January of 1803, John chose his cousin, Daniel C. Goode, as his
guardian.At the time, Daniel Goode was also his sister Polly Whitlow's guardian.33
Hannah married William Irvin about 1800 and he died about 1833.34They are listed as
William and Hannah Owen on the marriage record of her daughter Jane Whitlow to
Hiram Sizemore.35Hannah was listed as Hannah Irvine age 80 in the household of her
grandson, James Whitt in the 1850 U. S. census.36She wrote her will on 10 August
1850 and it was probated in 1854.In it, she gave her whole estate to her daughter Mary
Whitt, one dollar to the children of her son John Whitlow, deceased and one dollar to her
daughter Jinney Sizemore.37
Jane or Jinny Glidewell was the only daughter not married at the time Nash wrote his
will, and was presumably the youngest daughter.She was bequeathed the negro girl in
her possession named Dinah; who was probably a personal maid to Jane.Not long after
Nash's demise, death again visited the household.On 4 March 1796 an inquisition was
taken at the house of Joseph Pinson in Halifax before Thomas Watkins, coroner.Upon
viewing the body of Dynah a negro girl, the property of Nash Glidewell, those charged
discovered that sundry marks of violence appeared on Dynah, and that she died of those
wounds on the first instant [meaning the 1st of March] on the plantation of Nash
Glidewell, and that the wound was given by persons unknown.This inquisition was
recorded in court on the 28 March.Daniel Good and Jacob Gill were among those
signed who were at the inquiry.38Jane Glidewell was charged with this felony and was
subsequently arrested.The case was brought to court on Monday, 14 March 1796 and
Jane pleaded not guilty.Witnesses testified on behalf of the Commonwealth and Jane
was "fully heard in her own defense" The court found her not guilty and she was
acquitted of the charge.39
1 Births from the Bristol Parish Register 1720-1798.Bristol Parish included the counties
of Dinwiddie, Prince George and Henrico Counties.Early records on other Glidewells
can be found in Henrico County.
2 Information on Robert Glidewell's entry courtesy of Ray Stewart. Information on entry
regarding Robert Glidewell (Jr.) being bound out courtesy Thomas J. King Sr. of San
Diego, CA.Both are references from the Vestry Book and Register of Births, Bristol Parish, 1720-1789.
3 Op. cit.The 1787 Virginia Census lists a Terence L. Glidewell in Dinwiddie County.
4 Halifax County, Virginia Order Book 2, part 1.Nash was ordered to be part of the gang
to clear and keep the road between Larkin Johnson's Ferry and John Boyd's Ferry.Since
Halifax County was formed in 1754 from Lunenburg County, perhaps earlier records onNash may be found there.
5 Virginia Cousins, G. B. Goode, 1884.
7 Halifax Co, VA Index to Deeds-Grantee.
8 Halifax Co, VA Will Bk. 0, 1752-1773.
9 Halifax Co, VA Will Bk. 2, 1783-1792.
10 Halifax Co, VA Deed Bk. 6, p. 501.
11 Iformation courtesy Ray Stewart who cites the following source:Jones, Richard L.,
A.B., L.L.B., (1976), Dinwiddie County:Carrefour of the Commonwealth, publ. by the
Dinwiddie Board of Supervisors of Dinwiddie County, VA, on the occasion of the
celebration of the Bicentennial of the USA.
12 John H. Gwathney, Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution 1775-1783
Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.
13 Service record of Nash Glidewell obtained from the National Archives.
14 Halifax Co, VA Deed Bk. 11, p. 300 and 354.
15 Halifax Co, VA Will Bk. 3, p. 160.It appears that the daughters were named in order of age.
16 See Halifax Co, VA Deed Bk. 11, p. 348.
17 Halifax Co, VA personal property tax lists, as related to author by Frances Sizemore of Cadiz, KY.
18 See Halifax Co, VA Deed Bk. 8, p. 336.This deed was dated 19 March 1772 and
contained 75 acres on Larkins Branch.Acording to F. Briggs Elliott, a native of the area,
Larkins Branch is located in the Red Bank District near Shady Grove UMC; modern date state route 602 and 744.
19 Mecklenburg Co, VA Marriages, as related to author by Frances Sizemore of Cadiz, KY a fellow researcher.
20 Halifax Co, VA Will Bk. 3 1792-1797, p. 403.
21 Halifax Co, VA Deed Bk. 6, p. 501.Copies of bible records of Daniel C. Goode's son
(also named Daniel C.) attest to his father's birthdate as18 May 1768.
22 1790 Reconstructed Census (Heads of Families-Virginia, 1782).Nash Glidewell is not listed in this transcription.
23 1790 Reconstructed Census (Heads of Families-Virginia, 1785), List of Jno. P. Smith.
24 Family Chronicle magazine, July/August 1997, p. 17 mentions that the "leading s" or
"long s" was a character in common use in handwriting until the middle of the 19th
century for words spelled with a double "s" and was often mistaken as a "f" or "p".
25 Halifax Co, VA Will Bk. 1 1773-1783.Her father Nash was one of the appraisers of
the estate, as was Joseph Fontaine, David Christopher and William Grisham.
26 Arlina Moss to Dawn Westfall.
27 Frances Sizemore to Dawn Westfall.Frances noted that Jane Wall age 76 was living
in the household of Ambrose Hudson and his wife Lucinda (See Halifax Co, VA Deed
Bk. 55, p. 693 wherein Lucinda Hudson of Surry Co, NC wife of Ambrose is named
"formerly Lucinda Goode.").Jane Harrison Hutson married Robert Wall 26 June 1809 in
Halifax Co, VA.Frances noted that Jane was the daughter of Presley and Judith Harrison.
28 See "The Stewart Family" article in Trigg County History [Kentucky] Volume 1. which
states that William Stewart married Mason Harrison, daughter of Presley Harrison.This
article is in error when it mentions that Susan Ann Goode who married Johnson Stewart
was a daughter of Daniel and Mary (Polly) Jones Goode.She was actually the daughter
of Daniel's brother, John Goode.Harrison Stewart, listed as brother to Johnson in this
article, married a daughter of Daniel and Mary Goode's, Elizabeth (see Campbell Co, GA
Deed Bk. D, p. 401, dated 27 February 1847, when all the legatees of Daniel Goode sold
land that he had purchased to Samuel Patton.Reuben J. Goode, Daniel C. Goode, James
Burgess, Lindsey Burgess, Harrison Stewart, John Wood and Charles Wood sign.)
29 Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files.Thomas Whitlow, VA Line, Hannah
Irvin former widow W7861.Hereinafter, Pension Abstract.
31 Thomas wrote his will 24 July 1797 and it was probated 23 October 1797 (see note 20).
32 Halifax Co, VA Plea Bk. 20, p. 196.June Court 1801.
33 Halifax Co, VA Plea Bk. 21, p. 282.January Court 1803.
34 Pension Abstract.
35 Halifax Co, VA Marriage Bond Register #1 1753-1889, microfilm of original. This bond is dated 24 January 1803.
36 1850 U. S. Census, Halifax Co, VA.
37 Halifax Co, VA Will Bk. 24, p. 255.
38 Halifax Co, VA Will Bk. 3 1792-1797, p. 225.
39 Halifax Co, VA Plea Bk. 17, p. 378.
Contributed by Dawn Watts Westfall
27801 NW 174th Avenue
High Springs, FL32643
(904) 454-4700; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
28 September 1997
updated 26 March 1998
Halifax Co, VA September Court 1777
An Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Wm Andrews, decd. taken June 23, 1777: One Bay Mare, aparal of Cloaths. June 23rd 1777, We the subscribers have aprais'd the Estate of Wm Andrews decd agreeable to an order of the Court to Fifteen pounds, twelve shilling and six pence. Signed: Joseph Fontaine, David Christopher, William Grisham, Nash Glidwell. At a Court held for Halifax County, the 18th day of September 1777 this Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of William Andrews deceased was returned and ordered to be recorded. Geo Carrington.