Looking for GEORGE B. GLASSFORD, who was married to JEMINA RAGG and who lived in Brockville, Ont., Canada, and NEWBORO, Ont. in the mid 1800s.He was born in Scotland in 1815, and immigrated to Canada.GEORGE B. GLASSFORD was known from the 1881 Canadian Census to be living in 1881 in Centre Ward, Brockville, Ont., Canada, age 66 (giving him a DOB of 1815), and occupation listed as "Deputy Register", and was a member of the Church of England. His wife was also born in Scotland.The location of their marriage is unknown (Scotland or Canada). They had at least one known daughter, SARA ANN GLASSFORD, born on 30 April 1836, and who died in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA on Jan 12, 1925. She was married to a WESLEY TENNANT (16 Nov 1833-13 Feb 1913) on 27 Sep 1859 in Brockville, Ont. SARAH ANN GLASSFORD & husband WESLEY TENNANT immigrated to the USA in the 1870s, had 8 children, including MABEL MINA TENNANT (1876-1963), my paternal grandmother) whose middle name ws given for her maternal grandmother, JEMINA "MINA" RAGG.MABLE MINA TENNANT was married in 1904 in hartley, O'Brien co., IA) to JOHN CASSIUS HOFF (1875 Dallas Co., IA - 1963 DSM, Polk co., IA).They had 3 children, including my father, JOHN RICHARD HOFF (1909 DSM, IA - 1970 DSM, IA).So, GEORGE GLASSFORD & JEMINA RAGG were my 2XG grandparents.
WESLEY TENNANT's father, THOMAS TENNANT, IV, was believed to have moved from Lanark, Ont. to Jasper Co., IA (Oscaloosa, IA), and WESLEY & SARA ANN appears to have been moved and were living there when their daughter, MABEL was born there on 10 April 1876. Both she and her husband are buried in Hartley, O'Brien Co., IA, where they had been living before the death of her husband.
Little or nothing beyond the above in known about JEMINA RAGG or her husband, GEORGE GLASSFORD, including their burial location. The "World FAMILY TREE" sold by "Genealogy.com" shows a "Jemina Ragg" (1750-1849), and it is unknown if this is the same individual. I can find nothing more on her on-line.
Anyone with knowledge of her, please contact me directly: JOHN S. HOFF, Col., USAR (Ret), 20 So. Clark St., #2210, Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 346-8111, E/M