Mary Glidden was born in Carroll
County, O., Oct. 11, 1829. She removed to Indiana with
her father, James Lowe, and from there to Wisconsin,
coming to Iowa in 1847. They settled in Sperry Township.
She was married to Charles Glidden March 27, 1848. He ws
born in Waldo County, Me. Theirs was the first wedding in
Sperry Township, and Mr. Glidden was the first Deputy
Sheriff of Clayton county. Their matrimonial life has
been blessed with eight children - Melissa, now Mrs.
Millard Boshell, resides in Sperry Township; Elizabeth,
now Mrs. Benjamin F. Read, also of Sperry Township; N.
B.; M. I., now Mrs. Hiram Lavanly, resides in Dakota;
Sarah, married James Parsely, of Dakota; Lucy M., now
Mrs. Joseph Parsely, also resides in Dakota; James,
Benjamin and Olie. Mrs. Glidden owns fifty acres of land
in Sperry Township, and 160 in Dakota Territory. She has
her farm here under fine cultivation and abundantly
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1095
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