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Sunday, June 17, 2018

#52ancestors Post Twenty-Four: Learning about my 3rd Great-Grandfather, Joseph T. Glynn, on Father's Day

I spent the past week learning about my 3rd great-grandfather, Joseph T. Glynn. We each have 16 third great-grandfathers and Joseph T. Glynn is one of nine I am able to positively identify. 

I am a descendant of Joseph from my mother's Giddens/Glynn family, this is how he is connected to me. 

Joseph T. Glynn married Nancy Reed.
Joseph Albert Glynn married Julia Harvey.
Mary Lucy Glynn married Charles Giddens.
My Grandmother
My Mother

Joseph T. Glynn is buried with his son's family (Henry Reed Glynn) in the Hillside Cemetery Monson, Hampden County, Massachusetts

Joseph T. Glynn, as seen on numerous records, was the son of a Joseph Glynn. Spelling variations for Glynn were seen as Glinn, Glenne, Glinne, and Glen.  The T may stand for Truman as there are a few instances where Truman is mentioned. Joseph T. Glynn's mother is probably Jamima Miles who married a Joseph Glenne on October 27, 1796 in Putney, Windham County, Vermont. 

Joseph T. Glynn was born about 1800 in Dummerston, Windham County.  He married Nancy Reed (also seen as Read), daughter of Hulda Pratt and Benjamin Reed, on January 19, 1829. Elisha Anderson, minister of the Congregational Church married them in Putney. 

Joseph and Nancy had children Henry Reed Glynn, Caroline Almira Glynn, and Joseph Albert Glynn.  Joseph and his family are not found in the 1830 census; however, the birth records of all three children place him in Putney between 1829 and 1835. 

In 1840, Joseph and his family were recorded on the census as living in Putney. There were six household members - Joseph, Nancy, three children and one female between the age of 80 and 90. This person is presumed to be Hulda Pratt Reed, mother of Nancy. 

Joseph's occupation was written as laborer on the 1850 census of Putney.  
Daughter, Caroline died on August 6, 1852 and Joseph's wife, Nancy, died on April 2, 1854.  They are buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Putney. 

Joseph married Betsy Morey on August 2, 1856 in Lee, Massachusetts. The marriage record showed it to be Joseph's 2nd marriage and Betsy's 4th marriage. Joseph's occupation was papermaker.  I don't know if the marriage lasted very long as the following news article was found in 1857.  

Note the middle initial Y. While looking at handwritten records about Joseph T. Glynn, it was easy to see how the T became a Y, F, or I. At first, I wondered if this was really my 3rd great-grandfather. However, the marriage record and a deed naming Betsy, her dower, and Joseph T. Glynn's son, Joseph Albert Glynn, supported this record. See clipping at

In 1860, Joseph appeared to be working in a paper mill in Lee, Massachusetts. He was living in a residence with 17 other papermakers. A Betsy Glinn was one of the other papermakers. 

In 1870, Joseph was not working and living with his son, Henry, in Monson, Massachusetts. Henry was a wagon maker, owned his own home, and was married to Anna Giddings from Prince Edward Island. 

Joseph was living with son, Henry, in Monson and described as disabled and as having rheumatism on the 1880 census. 

Joseph T. Glynn died on December 10, 1883, in Monson, two days after the death of his son, Henry. Joseph's cause of death was written as "old citizen." 

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Ancestry. com. Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915 for Joseph T Glynn. Web. 17 Jun. 2018. <>.

Deed of Release from Betsy Glynn and Joseph T. Glynn to Albert Glynn, 6 August 1857  Windam County, Vermont, Deed Book Unknown, page 287. 

Find A Grave, memorial 58707517, Joseph F. Glynn; accompanying marker photo from contributor 47067682, “Sue”. Photo used with permission.

Quinn, Diana Bryan. Moments in Time, A Genealogy Blog: Friday's Photo: My Glynn Family in Maple Grove, A Cemetery in Putney, Vermont. Blogger, 2017. Web. 17 Jun. 2018. <>.

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Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908 for Jamina Miles. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Jun. 2018.  

Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908 for Joseph Glynn. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jun. 2018. <>.

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