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Enoch Glasscock

HistoryJan 1815
Battle of New Orleans
War of 1812
Aged: 54 years
Enoch Glascock was born in 1781 in Loudoun County, Virginia. In 1801 he walked through the Cumberland Gap and Boone's Wilderness Road to Kentucky, about 500 miles. He married Rachel Carleton there in 1809 in Breckenridge County, Kentucky. Rachel w5as born July 21, 1793 in Kentucky and was the daughter of Captain Kimball Carleton and Elizabeth Spillman (daughter of Henry and Rachel Spillman). History speaks of Henry Spillman as a sharp-shooter in the War of 1812, and a family tradition credits 6him with the killing of General Packenham, commander of the British forces at the Battle of New Orleans. Captain Kimball Carleton served through the Revolution with distinction and fought at Concord, Bunker Hill, and Bennington. The name was spelled7 both with and without the final e. They were married June 17, 1790. The 1810 Breckenridge County census lists Enoch's brother Peter and him as heads of families. Enoch's family: 1 male 16-26 (probably himself, age 25); 1 male under 10 (a first so8n who died young); 1 female over 45 (perhaps Rachel's mother); and 1 female (Rachel, age 17). In the same year his father, Jesse, is listed in the Hardin County, Kentucky census with his wife and two children. Enoch's son Kim states that he was born9 in Hardin County, Kentucky, three miles from the birthplace of Abe Lincoln and his obituary says that the Glascock and Lincoln families were good friends. Then in 1828, Enoch and his family migrated west again, arriving in Charleston, Illinois in th:e spring of 1829. He was one of the first settlers there. The Lincoln family then moved to the Charleston area, and were again neighbors of Enoch and Rachel. In the early 1830's, Enoch and all of his children changed their name to Glassco. Family ;tradition indicates that this was done at a picnic. According to his son Kim, Enoch died in 1835. He and his brothers and children were noted for their great size. His children were also noted for their longevity of life.

Children of Enoch and Rachel:
1) Rosa born 1810 in Kentucky died in infancy
2) Elizabeth born 1811
3) Permelia born 1813
4) Hiram born 1815
5) Eda born 1816
6) Kim born 181
7) Boone born 1820
8) Matt born 1824
9) John born 1826
10) Enoch born 1828
11) Thornton born 1832 in Illinois
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