Our immigrant ancestor was Johann Glasener, who along with his brother, Jacob Glasener, born in Germany about 1732 and came from Rotterdam across the Atlantic Ocean on the ship Richmond, and arrived in Philadelphia October 5, 1763. It is interesting to note that they signed their name with two little dots over the "a".

Johann and his wife, Eva settled first in Maryland and then moved to Ohio, where he bought property in the part of Jefferson County that later became Harrison County. He died there in 1812. His Will is on file at the Jefferson County Courthouse and is written in German.

Johann (John) and Eva had three sons:

  • George Isaac Glazener, b. 1755 Germany, d. 1812 Buncombe CO NC
    (This branch of the family apparently started the use of a z in the spelling)
  • John Glasener b. 1760, d. 1822 Ohio m. Polly Snedecker
  • Jacob Glasener, b. 1762. d. 4 Jan 1853, b. in Dickinson graveyard Cadiz Township, Ohio, m. Ruth.

My ancestor is George Isaac Glazener. He was married in Maryland to Ellenor (Nellie) Lee. According to census records Nellie was born in New Jersey. Family tradition that has been passed down in several different areas of the family say that she was the first cousin of Lighthorse Harry Lee, father of Robert E. Lee, but this has not been proven. We do know that she had a brother, James L. Lee, who was in Wilkes County, GA in 1790. There were other Lees in this same area who may also have been brothers, but can not be documented.

George and Nellie moved first to North Carolina, then to Wilkes County, GA. In the early 1800s they moved to the part of Buncombe County, NC, that later became Transylvania County, where he died between 1825 and 1828. In the 1800 Census their name is spelled "Glassnore"

Nellie Lee Glazner moved with her son, John, to Georgia and then to DeKalb County Alabama, where she died about 1855 at age 95 or 100. She is said to be buried on Sand Mountain.

Children ofGeorge Isaac Glazener and Ellenor Lee are:

  • Abraham Glazener, b. July 16, 1782, d. June 15, 1871) m. Esther Beasley
  • Rachael Glazener. b. 1783 m. Peter Weaver. She was his second wife
  • Isaac Glazener, Sr. (1784-1846) m. Elizabeth Owen (1792-1865), daughter of James Owen. They lived outside Rosman.
  • Giles Glazener (October 2, 1785-1874) m. Elizabeth Kitchen, lived at Cherryfield
  • Mary "Polly" Glazener m. Ephriam Kitchen
  • Nellie Glazener m. Enoch Dawson
  • Annie Glazener m. Joshua Smith
  • Jane Glazener m. John Fletcher Harris, son of Augustin Harris and Lucy Haynie
    Children of this couple were:
    • Augustin Harris b. July 10, 1823 in Buncombe Co NC
    • Rebecca Harris b. ca 1824 in NC
    • William K. Harris b. ca 1825 in NC
    • James Franklin Harris b. March 26, 1828 in NC
    • Larkin F. Harris b. 1829 in NC
    • John F. Harris, b. ca 1932 in SC (probably also named John Fletcher)
  • Eva Glazener (1800-May 25, 1840) m. 1816 to Asa Sitton
  • Jesse Kitchen Glazener, b. January 25, 1802, d. March 16, 1890, m. Melinda Ann (Millie) Harris, daughter of Augustin Harris and Lucy Haynie. died in Cherokee County Alabama. More about Jesse Glazener and Millie
  • John Glazener, b. May 1, 1804, d. August 7, 1888 in Bell County Texas. He married Jane McBrayer, had 3 children. She died in Alabama and he remarried and moved to Texas.

Children of Jesse Kitchen Glazener and Milly Harris

Thanks to Harold Harris and to Ron Patton for helping clear up some missing links.

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    William G. Bell b. May 6, 1821
    Elizabeth M. Miller, b. Feb 9, 1823
    William G. Bell and Elizabeth M. Miller were married January 14, 1841.
    • Laura C. Bell b. July 16, 1842, m. Franklin M. Glazner March 26, 1861 in Cherokee County, AL, d. August 23, 1910 in Tripp, South Dakota
    • Robert C. Bell b. Oct. 20, 1844, d. Nov. 20, 1844
    • William J. Bell b. March 7, 1847, d. June 5, 1850

Locations not known on above. Information was copied from bible records. They were in Cherokee County, AL in 1860. Laura says in the 1880 census that she was born in AR.