Hendry Glass Families Handwritten Paper
This comes from a page found among our family's belongings. It was written by my grandmother, Amy Rebecca Hendry Little Shellhart. It may be correct. It may have flaws. I am posting it, exactly as it is written, for Glass and Hendry and connected families to use a research tool. At the very least it should be interesting reading: "James Hendry born 1813 - 1888, New York State school master.
Betsy Caston born 1816 - 1892 of Pennsylvania Dutch settlement came to Indiana by covered wagon drawn by one horse and one ox took a claim at $1.25 per acre on 160 acres in Allen County.
Were farmers and livestock raisers. Raised 8 children.
Horace Greely Hendry, the youngest son was your great grandfather born 1858 - 1920 educated to be a school teacher, taught one term, 60 pupils for $1.60 per day. Then farmed for his father. He married Catherine Glass who was born 1865 - 1947 in March 1885.
The ancestors date back to John Glass born July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia, Penn. He was the father of James Glass who married Martha Wilson, they claimed land in Zanesville, Ohio and were the parents of James Wilson Glass born 1828. James Wilson Glass married Rebecca Weisell of Zanesville and they came to Wells County, Indiana where he farmed and also bought and sold livestock. He drove the livestock he bought on the open road from around Ossian to Fort Wayne and where it was loaded in RR cars and shipped to New York. The animals were kept rounded up by men on horseback and dogs.
They had seven children, 6 of whom lived to grow up. They were Mary, Dorcas, Frank, Catherine, James and Marion. They are all dead now.
Catherine was your great grandmother born 1865- died 1947, married to Horace Greely Hendry in 1885. They had 9 children, Amy Rebecca (the author of this paper) born 1886 (Amy died Sept. 1959), Cora born 6/16/1888, Erma born 6/16/1893, Wilson born 8/20/1895, Marion born 10/9/1898 (he died Mar. 12, 1962), Lucille born 9/11/1900, Jennie born 6/17/1903, Bertha born 6/30/1905, Floyd born 8/26/1908." Note, I have a photo of the above nine children, as adults at a family reunion.