Is your surname Glassell?

Research the Glassell family

Andrew Glassell's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Andrew Glassell

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Galloway, Scotland
Death: July 24, 1827 (88)
Madison, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Glassell and Mary Glassell
Husband of Elizabeth Glassell
Father of John Glassell; Jane Moore Cave; James McMillan Glassell; Mary Kelton Wallace; Helen Buchan Glassell and 4 others
Brother of John Glassell, of Long Niddry and Robert Glassell

Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
Last Updated:

About Andrew Glassell

Born in Galloway, Scotland he emigrated to Virginia, settled on the Robinson River, in what is now in Madison County, "built a splendid mansion named "Torthorwald", His wife was the daughter of Erasmus Taylor a great uncle of President Zachary Taylor.

“The Glassell (or Glassele) family is of French descent. The first of the name went from France to Scotland with Mary, Queen of Scots on her return to her native land in 1560. The name supposedly was originally spelled ‘Glassele.’ John Glassell, a descendant who followed the fortunes of Mary Stuart, lived on his estate called ‘Runcan’ in Scotland. He married Mary Coalter.” (ref.#6) Although Frances was raised in Virginia, her roots were planted deeply in Scottish history. Her great grandfather, “Robert Glassell, was born at Runcan in Dumfries, Scotland. He and his wife, Mary Kelton, married on November 27, 1734 and they lived near ‘Torthorwald’, the Castle of the Douglass.” They had three sons: Andrew (the grandfather of Frances,) Robert who was baptized on February 15, 1741, and John who was born November 26, 1736. It was the “daughter of John Glassell (Joanna Glassell) who married the 7th Duke of Argyll (John Campbell) at Inveraray Castle, County Argyll, Scotland on December 21, 1777.” Andrew married Elizabeth Taylor in 1776. She was the daughter of Erasmus Taylor, of Orange County, Virginia. “Erasmus was the son of James and Martha Taylor of Culpepper County, VA., whose son Zachery was the grandfather of General Zachery Taylor, president of the United States, and thus the great grandfather of Sarah Taylor who married Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America.” (ref.#6) Andrew and Elizabeth had nine children together: (1) Millie (b. 1778) who married Rueben Smith, (2) John (b. 1780) who married Louisa Brown, (3) Mary Kelton (b. 1783) who married Michael Wallace, (4) Helen Buchan (b. 1785) who married Daniel Grinnan, (5) Jane Moore (b. 1787) who married Benjamin Cave, (6) James McMillan (b. 1790) who married Eudora Swaitrout, (7) Andrew (b. 1793) who married Susan Thornton, (8) Robert Alexander (b. 1795) who died of fever during the War of 1812, and (9) William Erasmus (b. 1797) who married Margaret Somerville. They were all born at Torthorwald. Andrew died July 4, 1827 at the age of 89. It was the eldest son, John, who was the father of Frances Toy Glassell.

JudiHarris52added this on 6 Mar 2010 From Judy C. Ware Ware Genology at

view all 12

Andrew Glassell's Timeline

October 8, 1738
Galloway, Scotland
June 21, 1778
Age 39
Madison, Virginia
October 29, 1780
Age 42
Madison, Virginia, United States
May 4, 1783
Age 44
Madison, Madison, Virginia, United States
July 28, 1785
Age 46
November 17, 1787
Age 49
Madison, Virginia, United States
January 1, 1790
Age 51
Madison Co, VA
May 15, 1793
Age 54
Rapidan, Orange Co., VA
June 18, 1795
Age 56
Madison, Virginia, United States