GEORGE B. GLOYD,  1812-1870, Biography

                                                                                   

From the Annals of the Townships:  Need Book, pages here

 

GEORGE B. GLOYD is a name conpicuous in the annals of the early settlement of Allen County.  He was born in Virginia in 1812 and when about 19 years old emigrated to Ohio, whence he removed in 1832 to Indiana, entering 240 acres of land.  He was a man of considerable executive ability and devoted much of his time to the construction of public works.  His first engagement of that kind in this county was as superintendent of a portion of the construction work on the Wabash & Erie canal.  In 1835 he returned to Ohio and was married, September 19, to Madeline Mittler, by whom he had 9 children of whom 8 are now living:

 

Jerome D., Lewis, Sarah E., William S., Mary M., Edwin G., Celia A., Verdenia (deceased) and George B.

 

After his return to Indiana he took contracts on various railroads and at the time of his death was engaged on the Saginaw railroad.  He was one of the leading citizens of his township.  His widow, who was born June 3, 1816, yet survives.  The children of these worthy parents are worthy citizens of Perry township esteemed and honored by a wide circle of friends. 

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WILLIAM S. GLOYD was born September 8, 1852, on the homestead, and was there raised to manhood, receiving a common school education.  October 11, 1888, he was married to MARY GUNGER.  He is a highly respected citizen, owns a fine farm of 80 acres, and has just completed a handsome and commodious residence.

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EDWIN G. GLOYD, was born February 19, 1850.  He early manifested a natural adaptation to the trade of miller, and though he never served an apprenticeship, he became an expert, and is now proprietor of the Gloyd water-mill.  His land possessions are 100 acres, which he cultivates.  Mr. Gloyd was married April 4, 1872, to PRISCILLA MYERS, who was born April 20, 1852.  Of their 7 children, but 3 are living:  CHARLES, SILVIA and GERTRUDE.

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GEORGE B. GLOYD, JR., the youngest son, was born May 21, 1858, and brought up on the old homestead.  He has a fine farm of 80 acres of the original land entered by his father, and is one of the influential young men of the township.  In 1885 he married to EMILY, daughter of EDWARD B. and LAVINIA HARWOOD, and they have one child, ETHEL MAY.  Mrs. Gloyd who was born in 1867, is a member of the Reformed Lutheran church, while he belongs to the regular Baptist church.

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GLOYD, GEORGE B., DESCENDANTS

 

1.  George B. Gloyd  b: abt. 1812 in PA  d: Feb. 1, 1870 in Perry Twp, Allen Co., IN

      married 1835

            +  Magdalena Mittler  b: June 3, 1816 in VA  d: 1899 in Perry Twp., Allen Co., IN

 

                        2.  Jerome Dorsey Gloyd  b: July 12, 1841 in Perry Twp., Allen Co., IN

                              d:  Aug. 26, 1917 in Perry Twp., Allen Co., IN, married Oct. 6, 1875

                                    +  Fitelia Fitch  b: April 10, 1851  d: Jan. 8, 1935 in PerryTwp.

 

                                                3.  Stella Edith Gloyd  b: Jan. 30, 1877  d: March 9, 1964

                                                3.  May Dellah Gloyd  b: Nov. 15, 1880  d: Feb. 13, 1912

                                                3.  Otis Fitch Gloyd  b: Jan. 25, 1883  d: Jan. 4. 1944

                                                      married June 27, 1907

                                                            +  Opal Arvilla Moss  b: Feb. 20, 1883 in Cedar Creek

                                                                  Twp., Allen Co., IN   d: Nov. 2, 1952

                                                3.  Norma Alice Gloyd  b: Nov. 30, 1885  d: May 27, 1942

                                                      married Sept. 27, 1907

                                                            +  Charles Elmer Moudy  b: April 4, 1886 near

                                                                  Cedarville, IN  d:  June 24, 1948 

 

                        2.  Louis L. Gloyd  b: 1843  d: 1911

                        2.  Sarah Elizabeth Gloyd  b:  April 9, 1844  d:  June 1, 1920

                              married May 12, 1864

                                    +  Perry Fitch  b: Jan. 6, 1842 in Perry Twp., Allen Co., IN

                                          d: April 14, 1900 in Butler Twp., DeKalb Co., IN

 

                                                3.  James L. Fitch  b: May 16, 1865  d: Dec. 11, 1865

                                                3.  Lewis E. Fitch  b: Nov. 18, 1866   d: Sept. 21, 1867

                                                3.  William Seymour Fitch  b:  Sept. 3, 1868  d:  July 5, 1933

                                                       married March 29, 1892, DeKalb Co., IN by Rev. Meese

                                                            +  Lucinda Victoria DePotty  b: Feb. 6, 1872 in Iona

                                                                  Co., MI  d: Dec. 4, 1950

                                                3.  Oliver Jasper Fitch  b: Aug. 31, 1871 DeKalb Co., IN

                                                      d: July 0, 1865, married Nov. 8, 1897

                                                            +  Etta M. Merriman  b: Aug. 19, 1868 in Valparaiso

                                                                 d: Aug. 22. 1901

                                                      married March 29, 1902 (2nd wife)

                                                            +  Rhetta Paulina Stokes Jensen  b: Nov. 15, 1870 in

                                                                 Vernon Co., WI,  d: Oct. 23, 1926

                                                3.  George Fitch  b: Oct. 14, 1872  d: May 19, 1942

                                                3.  Bert Centennial Fitch  b: July 4, 1876  d:  May 21, 1964

                                                      married March 16, 1898

                                                            +  Anise Maria Schopf  b: March 22, 1875 in Garrett

                                                                 d: Dec. 28, 1930

                                                3.  Kelsey David Fitch  b: Feb. 6, 1878  d: Oct. 20, 1946

                                                       married Oct. 20, 1903 

                                                            +  Artie Otto  b: Jan 21, 1883  d: Aug. 24, 1944

                                                3.  Frank Edgar Fitch  b: Sept. 19, 1880  d: July, 25, 1942

                                                      married Nov. 28, 1907 in DeKalb Co., IN

                                                            +  Carrie DeLong   b: Jan. 28, 1887 in Hicksville, Ohio

                                                                 d:  March 23, 1966

                                                3.  Claude Perry Fitch  b: Oct. 17, 1885  d: March 24, 1959

                                                      married Oct. 11, 1911

                                                            +  Edith Mabel Geller  b: May 27, 1887  near Fort

                                                                 Wayne, IN  d:  July 1946

                                                      married Aug. 3, 1947  (2nd wife)

                                                            +  Dottie M. Timberlane  b: Sept. 30, 1887 in Butler

                                                                 Twp., DeKalb Co., IN

                                                3.  Maude Fitch  b: Oct. 17, 1885  d: Oct. 1885

                                                3.  Pearl Madora Fitch  b: Jan. 12, 1888  d: Jan. 14, 1973

                                                       married Sept. 4, 1912 in DeKalb Co., IN 

                                                            +  Godfrey J. Gladbach  b: Nov. 27, 1885 in Fort

                                                                  Wayne, IN  d: July 16, 1953

 

                        2.  Mary Gloyd  b: 1847

 

                        2.  Edwin G. Gloyd  b: Feb. 19, 1850  d: Feb. 19, 1920 in Kendallville, Noble

                              Co., IN,  married April 14, 1872

                                    +  Priscilla Myers  b:  April 20, 1852  d: about 1910

                                               

                                                3.  Silvey (Silvia) Gloyd

                                                            +  Isaac Henry

                                                3.  Dau. 2 Gloyd

                                                            +  Tracey McMarrell

                                                3.  Dau. 3 Gloyd

                                                            +  Thurlow Berhalter

                                                3.  Charles Gloyd

                                                3.  Gertrude Gloyd

                                                3.  Grover Gloyd

 

                        2.  William Shannon Gloyd  b: Sept. 5, 1852  d: 1911, married Oct. 11, 1888

                                    +  Mary E. Gunger  b: 1855  d: 1935

             

2.  Celia A. Gloyd  b: Sept. 23, 1853  d:  Jan. 8, 1916

                                    +  Theodore Bowser  b: 1851  d:  1927

 

                                                3.  Raymond Bowser  b: abt. 1879

 

                        2.  George B. Gloyd, Jr.  b: May 21, 1858  d: 1917, married Jan. 27, 1886

                                    +  Emily S. Harwood  b: March 20, 1867  d: 1950

 

                                                3.  Ethel May Gloyd  b: Jan. 7, 1887

                                                3.  Clarence H. Gloyd  b: abt. 1889

                                                3.  Gladys Gloyd  b: abt. 1891

                                                3.  Ralph Gloyd   b: abt. 1893   

 

                        2.  Verdenia Gloyd

 

Found on Ancestry.com a family line of Gloyds that may well be the line of George B. and Lorenzo.   It says they are brothers and this is the line for a couple more generations back. 

 

DESCENDANTS OF DANIEL GLOYD

 

1.  Daniel Gloyd  b: 1761 in Prince Georges, MD  d: 1835 in Monroe, Licking, Ohio        

        married Aug 24, 1770 in Prince Georges, MD

            +  Charity Shaw  b: abt 1765 in MD

 

                        2.  Elizabeth Gloyd  b: June 15, 1780

                        2.  James Gloyd  b: Nov 4, 1782

                        2.  Daniel Gloyd  b: July 8, 1784

                        2.  William Gloyd  b: Dec 9, 1786 in Prince Georges, MD  d: Feb 9, 1841

                                    +  Sarah Virginia Skeggs  d: 1829

 

                                                3.  Lorenzo Gloyd  b: Jan 5, 1814 in MD  d: July 14, 1886

                                                        married July 24, 1836

                                                            +  Elizabeth Hildebrandt  b: April 5, 1812 in PA

                                                                   d: Feb 6, 1867

 

                                                                        4.  Celia Gloyd  b: July 20, 1837, Ohio

4.  William Gloyd  b: April 20, 1840

4.  Sarah Jane Gloyd  b: Oct 21, 1841 

                                                                        4.  James Gloyd  b: abt 1842

                                                                        4.  Mattie Ellen Gloyd  b: June 5, 1843

                                                                        4.  Elbridge Gerry Gloyd  b: July 19, 1844

                                                                        4.  George D. Gloyd  b: Dec 22, 1845

                                                                        4.  Allen Perry Gloyd  b: April 9, 1847   

                                                                        4.  Andrew Jerome Gloyd  b: May 1, 1849

                                                                        4.  Magdalena A. Gloyd  b: May 1, 1849

                                                                        4.  Armina A. Gloyd  b: May 20, 1851 

 

                                                            +  Melcemia Evelyn Johnson  married Mar 16, 1880

                                                                   in Effingham, Illinois   b: Aug 29, 1818 in Gallia

                                                                   Ohio  d: July 6, 1896   (Called Mrs. Johnson)

 

                                                3.  Daniel Gloyd

                                                3.  George B. Gloyd   (also came to Allen Co. IN)

                                                3.  William Gloyd  b: Jan 5, 1814    Note this date is the

                                                       same as brother Lorenzo.   Were they twins too??

                                                3.  Sarah Virginia Gloyd  b: Sept 26, 1824

 

                        2.  Samuel Gloyd  b: April 5, 1788

                        2.  Nancy Ann Gloyd  b: Feb 9, 1791

                        2.  Charity Gloyd  b: Aug 8, 1793

                        2.  George Gloyd  b: Dec 19, 1796

 

It appears that brother Lorenzo left Indiana for Illinois about the time his wife died.   He is here in 1860 and in Illinois in 1870.  

 

 

 

This is a photo of the Gloyd home on the Old Auburn Road.   

 

 

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1840 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

 

Lorenzo Gloyd

            1 male under 5

            2 males 20 to 30

            1 female under 5

            1 female 20 to 30

 

George Gloyd

            4 or 6 males 20 to 30

            1 female under 5          

            1 female 20 to 30

                                               

 

1850 Census of Perry Township, Allen County, IN   #2734-2746

 

George V. Gloyd       38 M                born PA          Farmer

Magdalena Gloyd     35 F                 born VA         

            Jerome            9  M                born IN

            Louis               8  M                born IN

            Sarah               6  F                 born IN

            William           4  F                 born IN

            Mary                3  F                 born IN

            Edwin              1  F                 born IN

 

Frederick Miller       25 M                born Germany  Laborer

 

1850 Census of Perry Township, Allen County, IN...............2743-2755

 

Lorenzo Gloyd          37 M                Farmer           born MD

Elizabeth Gloyd        39 F                                         born PA

William Gloyd           9 M                                          born IN

James Gloyd              8  M                                         born IN

Ellen Gloyd               7 F                                           born IN

Elbridge Gloyd         6 M                                          born IN

George Gloyd            5 M                                         born IN

Allen Gloyd               4 M                                          born IN

Jerome Gloyd            2 M                 twin                born IN

Magdaleda Gloyd      2 F                  twin                born IN

 

Sarah Butter             14 F                                         born IN

 

1860 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

 

George B. Gloyd

47, Male

Born VA

Abt 1813

Magdalene Gloyd

44, Female

Born  

Abt 1816

John B. Gloyd

19, Male

 

Abt 1841

Louis Gloyd

17, Male

 

Abt 1843

Sarah E. Gloyd

15, Female

 

Abt 1845

William S. Gloyd

14, Male

 

Abt 1846

Mary M. Gloyd

12, Female

 

Abt 1848

Edwin Gloyd

10, Male

 

Abt 1850

Celia Gloyd

6, Female

 

Abt 1854

Virginia Gloyd

4, Female

 

Abt 1856

George Gloyd

2, Male

 

Abt 1858

Samuel Pigeon

27, Male

 

Abt 1833

 

1870 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

 

Magdelena Gloyd

54, Female

Born VA

Abt 1816

Jerome Gloyd

28, Male

Born IN

Abt 1842

Lewis Gloyd

29, Male

Born IN

Abt 1841

William Gloyd

23, Male

Born IN

Abt 1847

Mary Gloyd

21, Female

Born IN

Abt 1849

Edwin Gloyd

19, Male

Born IN

Abt 1851

Sallieann Gloyd

16, Female

Born IN

Abt 1854

Caroline Gloyd

14, Female

Born IN

Abt 1856

George Gloyd

12, Male

Born IN

Abt 1858 

 

1860 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN  

 

Lorenzo D. Gloyd

47, Male

Born MD

Abt 1813

Elisabeth Gloyd

49, Female

 

Abt 1811

William Gloyd

20, Male

 

Abt 1840

Elbridge Gloyd

15, Male

 

Abt 1845

Sarah J. Gloyd

18, Female

 

Abt. 1842

Ellen Gloyd

16, Female

 

Abt 1844

Dallas Gloyd

14, Male

 

Abt 1846

Allen Gloyd

12, Male

 

Abt 1848

Jerome Gloyd

10, Male

 

Abt 1850

Magdaline Gloyd

10, Female

 

Abt 1850

Ermina Gloyd

8, Female

 

Abt 1852

Elisabeth Mondy

80, Female

 

Abt 1780

 

1870 Census of Summit, Effingham, Illinois

 

Lorenzo D. Gloyd

56, Male

Born MD

Abt 1814

Ellen Gloyd

23, Female

Born IN

Abt 1847

George O. Gloyd

22, Male

Born IN

Abt 1848

Jennie Gloyd

18, Female

Born IN

Abt 1852

Magdelana Gloyd

18, Female

Born IN

Abt 1852

Armena Gloyd

16, Female

Born IN

Abt 1854

 

Lorenzo Dow Gloyd married Mrs. Melcina Johnston March 16, 1880 in Effingham, Illinois

 

Note the 1880 census of Lorenzo still in Effingham, Illinois

 

 

1880 Census of Summit Township, Effingham, Illinois,  page 319 C

 

Lorenzo D. Gloyd     married          male, 66          born MD         farmer 

            Father born MD, mother born VA

Melcena Gloyd          wife                 female, 64      born KY

            Father born PA, Mother born VA

 

1880 Census of Perry Township, Allen County, IN, page 186B

 

Magdalene Gloyd………..widow…….female, 64……..born VA……..keeping house

            Both parents born VA

Lewis Gloyd…………son, widower….male, 47……….born IN………Farmer

William S. Gloyd……son, single…….male, 34……….born IN……….Farmer

George Gloyd………..son, single……..male, 22……….born IN……….Farmer

Mary Alice Gloyd……G dau………….female 6……….born IN

            Both parents born IN

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1880 Census of Perry Township, Allen County, IN  186 A

 

Edward Gloyd           married          male, 30          born IN           Farmer

            No place listed for father’s birthplace,  Mother born VA

Priscilla Gloyd          wife                 female, 26      born Ohio       Keeps house

            Both parents born PA

 

Charles A. Gloyd      son                  male, 3 mo     born IN

 

David Moudy            other               male, 78          born PA          Miller

            Both parents born PA

 

1880 Census for Perry Township, Allen Co., IN….page 197 C

 

Jerome D. Gloyd……….married………male, 38……….born IN……Farmer and miller

            Father born DC, Mother born VA

Fitelia Gloyd……………wife…………..female, 29……..born IN

            Father born PA, Mother born Ohio

 

Estella Gloyd…………dau., single……female, 3……….born IN

 

Martin O. Senseny………………………male, 25……….born PA……..school teacher

Harry Griffin……….  nephew………... male, 7

            Father born NY, Mother born IN

 

Fitelia is Fitelia Fitch, daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah Fitch

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1880 Census of  Butler Township, DeKalb Co., IN  197 A -  Sarah E. Gloyd  

 

Perry Fitch                married          male, 38          born IN           Farmer

            Father born PA,  Mother born Ohio

Sarah E. Fitch           wife                 female, 36      born IN           Keeps house

            Father born Ohio,  Mother born VA

 

William Fitch            son                  male, 11          born IN           At home

Oliver J. Fitch           son                  male,  8           born IN

George B. Fitch        son                  male,  6           born IN

Birty C. Fitch            son                  male,  3           born IN

Kelsey Fitch              son                  male,  2           born IN

 

Daniel Right              other, single  male, 42          born Eng.       Works on farm

 

1880 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN  189 D – Celia Gloyd

 

Theodore Bowser     married          male, 28          born IN           Farmer

            Both parents born Ohio

Celia Bowser                         wife                 female, 26      born IN           Keeps house

            Father born Ohio,  Mother born VA

 

Raymond Bowser     son                  male, 1            born IN

 

Jacob Shroyer           other               male, 8            born IN

            Both parents born IN

 

 

 

1900 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN 

 

George Gloyd

Male, 42

Born IN

Head of house

Emila Gloyd

Female, 33

Born IN

Wife

 

 

 

 

Ethel Gloyd

Female, 13

 

Daughter

Clarence Gloyd

Male, 11

 

Son

Gladies Gloyd

Female, 3

 

Daughter

 

1910 Census of Spencer Twp., DeKalb Co., IN

 

George Gloyd

Male, 57

 

 

Emila Gloyd

Female, 45

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clarence Gloyd

Male, 21, Single

Born IN

Son

Gladys A. Gloyd

Female, 13

Born IN

Daughter

Ralph C. Gloyd

Male, 6

Born IN

Son

 

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GLOYD burials at Perry Township Cemetery near Huntertown, IN – Old Section

 

GLOYD-BOWSER, CEDIA A.        Sept. 23, 1853-Jan. 8, 1916   Wife of Theodore

GLOYD, CLARENCE H.                 1889-1948       Jessie

GLOYD, EDWIN G.                                     1850-1920       Wife, Percila

GLOYD, EMILA HARWOOD        1867-1950       Wife of Geo. Gloyd

GLOYD, ESTELLA E.                     1877-March 12, 1964

GLOYD, FITELIA F.                       1851-1935    84 yr      Mother

GLOYD, GEORGE B.                      Feb. 1870  57Y 4M 12D

GLOYD, GEORGE B.                      1858-1917       Wife Emila

GLOYD, JEROME  D.                     1841-1917    76Y        Father

GLOYD, JESSIE V.                          1896-19___     Clarence

GLOYD, LETTA                               1962

GLOYD, LEWIS L.                           1843-1911

GLOYD, MAGDALENE                  1816-1899

GLOYD, MARY DELLA                  Nov. 15, 1880-Feb. 13, 1912

GLOYD, MARY E.                           1855-1935       W. Shannon

GLOYD, PERCILA                          1852-1910       Wife of Edwin

GLOYD, FITCH, SARAH                1844-1920       Wife of Perry

GLOYD, WM. SHANNON              1846-1911       Mary E.

 

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GLOYD, ARVILLA                          1883-1952       Otis

GLOYD, HILDA RUTH                  1908-1920

GLOYD, OTIS F.                              1883-1944       Arvilla