Name: Arthur Glasgow
Birth: 1750 in Londonderry, Ireland
Death: MAY 1822
Burial: near Lexington, Rockbridge county, Virginia, Falling Springs Church cemetery
Change Date: 15 SEP 2002
He came to Rockbridge, Virginia and lived and died on a farm there. He called the plantation Green Forest and it was very wild.
Ellen Glasgow was a descendent.
Ellen Glasgow. Vein of Iron. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1935. Barrett Library. Shown: Front endpaper map.
Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow was born in Richmond, where she lived all but a few years of her life in the family home at One West Main. One of the most popular and important American novelists of the early twentieth century, Glasgow received the Pulitzer Prize in 1942 for In This Our Life. In Vein of Iron (1935), which enjoyed a print-run of 100,000 in its first year, Glasgow tells the
story of an emigrant Scots-Presbyterian family in western Virginia, focusing particularly upon the qualities of personal enduranceand fortitude celebrated in the book's title.
Ellen Glasgow. Letter to J. J. Murray. Typescript, 14 January 1939.
A member of the Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) since the year after its founding in 1892, Glasgow became vice president of the society in 1911 and president in 1924. As president she supervised the opening of an animal shelter, protested against the use of mules in construction work, and waged a vigorous battle against vivisection. In this letter to J. J.
Murray (who is featured in section one), she thanks Murray for sending her an article and notes that, to her, "the keeping of wild animals in captivity is a relic of barbarism; but, after all, what we call civilization is but a thin veneer over the old savage."
"Green Forest," Rockbridge County, Virginia. Photograph, n.d.
"Green Forest," the Glasgow family homestead in Rockbridge County, was built c. 1780 by Arthur Graham Glasgow, the first American Glasgow, and owned by Ellen Glasgow's grandfather, Robert Glasgow. Glas Gow in Gaelic means "Green Forest."
Rebecca McNutt b: 1751 in Augusta county, Virginia
ABT 7 JAN 1782
in Rockbridge county, Virginia
From Rockbridge county records
Know all men by these presents that as Arthur Glasgow, William McNutt ? and Jim Ely bound to the Commonwealth of Virginia in the ? of 50 pounds and to which payment ask and truly later made we do find ? ? ? jointly ? firly by these Presents dates with our marks this 7th day of January 1782.
When as they is an a marriage bond to taken to be to be solemnized between the above bound Arthur Galsgow & Rebecca McCorkle Widow the conditoin of the Present Obiligation is such that if they be no lawful cause to appoint the same then the above obligation to be paid or else to Remain in force.
Arthur glasgow (Seal)
Andrew Riveth (Seal)
John McNutt (Seal)
- Robert Glasgow b: 1791
- John Glasgow
- Joseph Glasgow
- Ann Nancy Glasgow b: 1787 in Rockbridge county, Virginia