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JUDGE HUGH GIBSON GLENN
Judge Hugh Gibson Glenn,  the owner of a farm of 400 acres, on section 5. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 17,1817. When seventeen years of age he came to Springfield, IJlinois, when he entered the store of a relative, there becoming thoroughly familiar with business. He had attended a high school for a year, and for those times was a good scholar. In 1838 he went into partnership with his relative in the pork packing business, and was very successful for two years, when he sold out and moved to Lexington, Missouri, and started a store. He lost $5,000 by a dishonest partner, and after two years came to Harrisonville and engaged in farming for four years. Then, with other parties, he bought out James H. January's store and again embarked in merchandising, which he continued until 1861. After making a fine property, he lost everything through the war, except bis farm. In 1846 he was elected sheriff and served for four years. In 1862 he was appointed cpunty judge by Governor Gamble, and served with much ability. Mr. Glenn was appointed by parties interested to hold and pay out the Missouri Pacific Railroad bonds belonging to Cass County, of which there were $100,000 issued. He was also a director for the building of the St. Louis & Santa Fe Railroad. During the war, and since then, he has lived on his farm near the city. He was a thorough Union man during the rebellion, yet suffered much, and his estimate is that one-half of the farm implements of the county were destroyed, and one-third of the dwellings burned. He married Miss Letitia Breckinridge Suggett, daughter of William Suggett, of Scott County, Kentucky, on May 9, 1840, at the residence of her uncle, Rev. James Suggett, of Callaway County, Missouri. They have four sons living: William H., Allen, John M. and Nathan McK. They lost three sons and a daughter. Mr. Glenn is a. Democrat in his political ideas. He is a member of the Baptist Church and belongs to the Masonic order.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883

JOHN W. GRAHAM,
John W. Graham, justice of the peace, is a native of Clinton County, Ohio, and was borrt December 18, 1835. He was reared at his birthplace till nineteen years of age, when he emigrated to Marshall County, Illinois, engaging; in farming. There he resided till 1870, when he came to Cass County, Missouri, where he resumed agricultural pursuits, until he was elected justice of the peace in 1878. He then removed into Harrisonville and has since attended the discharge of the duties of that position. He is secretary of the Order of Mutual Protection, and a member of the Presbyterian Church. His father, Thomas B. Graham, born in Virginia, wast there married to Miss Elizabeth Ellis. They had four children, of whomi John W. was the second child. He is a most excellent official and true to the trust imposed upon him.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883





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