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Benjamin Glaze

Birthplace: Charlestown, Cecil County, MD, United States
Death: July 1782 (64-65)
Granville County, NC, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John “Glass” Glaze and Sarah Glaze
Husband of Catherine "Caty" Glaze
Father of Phebe Gregory; Reuben Jones; Sarah Glaze; John Glaze; Thomas Glaze and 6 others
Brother of Thomas Glaze; John Glaze; Margaret Glaze; Elizabeth Glaze; Samuel Glaze, Sr. and 1 other

Managed by: Sheryl Fay Cooper
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About Benjamin Glaze

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A048945

Benjamin Glaze (BG) was born ca 1717 in Charles Co, Maryland and died before 1782 in Granville, Co., NC. He married Catherine "Caty" Collins before 1757 in Orange Co., VA. Catherine was the daughter of Joseph Collins and Susannah Lewis.


I. Samuel Glaze was born ca 1760 in NC. There were clearly two Samuel Glaze Srs., and one Samuel Glaze Jr., in early Granville Col., NC. One of the Samuel Glaze Srs., would have been Benjamin's brother. One married Mary Knight on 10-30-1782 and was given 199 acres of land in NC, for his American Revolutionary service. He seems to have stayed in NC. In 1820, his widow was living in Caswell Co., NC. Mary died after 1830. Our Samuel, on the other hand, had by 1793 moved to Georgia where he took part in the 1805 Lincoln Co., land lottery. He may have been his father's favorite son. Old Benjamin gave him 455 acres of land in Granville Co., in 1777. This gift of land, however, did not prevent him from moving to Georgia. It is quite possible that these two Samuel's are first cousins. Our Samuel seems to have been quite an opportunist. He took part in the Georgia land lotteries of Lincoln and Columbia Cos., (1805) and Jackson Co., (1807). As of the year 2000 his children had not been identified. It seems safe to assume, however, that Samuel Glaze Jr. (born 1793 Lincoln Co., GA) was his son. Jacob, grandson of BG, may have also been his son.


A. Jacob Glaze who was born after 1770.

B. David Glaze who was born after 1784.

C. Ralph Glaze who was born ca 1793 in VA, and married Elizabeth Swift.

II. Thomas Glaze was born ca 1760 in NC, and married Parmelia "Milly" Frazier. These two ancestors are in the direct bloodline of Alexander Deaton Haas & Zachary Deaton Haas. See above.

III. John Glaze was born ca 1758 in NC, married Elizabeth Smith and died in 1820 in SC(?). There were several John Glaze's in NC, SC, and GA, between 1760-1840. Our John Glaze served in the American Revolution from NC. There was also a J.M. Glaze in Putnam Co., GA, in 1820, and another in Lincoln Co., GA., in 1820. It would appear our John Glaze was in SC, in 1820. It would appear our John Glaze signed an "Oath of Fidelity" in NC, in 1778. He served as a private from Halifax Co., NC, in the Revolutionary War. He was recorded as a "planter" in Halifax Co., in 1786. He is named in his father's LWT in 1781 in Granville Co., NC. John moved to Lincoln Co., Ga before 1797 and lived there until 1801. He evidently also served in the War of 1812 from GA. He moved to Putnam Co., GA, ca 1820 and appears in the 1820 Putnam Co., census.


A. Jonathan Glaze born ca 1790. His wife is unidentified. They had six children but only "Jesse" is identified. "Jesse" was born ca 1824 in AL. in 1850 Jonathan was living in Union Parish, LA.

B. Burnell Glaze.

C. Granville Glaze was born after 1790. He was living in Madison Co., AL, in 1830

	D. Thomas Glaze was born 4-21-1794 in Lincoln Co., GA, and died 12-30-1873 in Dougherty Co., GA. He 1st married Tinnie Cullifer. She was  born after 1790 and died after 1830.  He 2nd married Mary Cullifer who died ca 10-1831.  Thomas had five children but only Simeon Bowdin Glaze had been identified.  Simon was born ca 1812 in AL.

E. Martha Glaze was born after 1794 and married John Hawkins.

F. Sarah Glaze was born after 1794 and married Abraham Greeson.

IV. Sarah Glaze who married Thomas Bonds (Bond?).

V. Catherine Glaze who married Mr. Lewis Childs.

VI. Reuben Glaze was born ca 1760 in NC, and married "Elizabeth." He died in 1843 in Oglethorpe Co., GA. He moved to Georgia after the division of his father's estate in 1787. On 12-17-1791 Reuben purchased land from John Meals of Augusta, GA, for 96 pounds. This was 287 acres located in Washington Co., GA. Also in 1791 he had purchased 100 acres of land in Wilkes Co., GA, and sold the same to a William Graves. This land was on Soap Creek. On 11-8-1793 Reuben and Elizabeth Glaze sold 287 acres of land to William Hamilton of Greene Co.,, GA, for 75 pounds. Greene Co., had formerly been part of Washington Co. On 8-3-1795 sold 200 acres to David Glaze for 75 pounds. This land was surveyed by a certain George Wealton on 7-12-1787 and was located on the waters of the Little River. On 1-27-1806 in Oglethorpe Co., GA, Reuben was witness to the LWT of a Thomas Cullum. Reuben also took part in the Georgia land lotteries of 1805 and 1827 of Oglethorpe Co. His LWT is dated 10-2-1834 (recorded Oglethorpe Co., Will Book D, p. 15). Note he mentions only three of his children in the document. State of Georgia, Oglethorpe County: In the name of God Amen. I Reuben Glaze of the County and State aforesaid being of sound and disposing mend and memory yet far advanced in age and desirous that death should not remove me without having________disposed of my property. To that the(?) portion I would to my daughter Matilda Edmondson had it been her good fortune to have married a man to whose prudence and economy I could have entrusted its management, may not fall into the hands of her husband Richard Edmondson, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament. For this purpose mainly—Item 1st: Let all funeral and other expenses be first promptly paid by my executors—Item 2nd: As it is my desire that my whole estate may be divided into as many equal shares as I have children of their representatives at the time of my death in order that each one of my said children or their representatives may receive one and an equal share thereof my daughter Matilda Edmondson's share to be received and managed as I shall herein after direct. I next will and direct that to accomplish this object my executors set up to publickly(sic) auction to the highest bidder the whole of my property when each legatee can bid or not buy any part of the whole of what may constitute his equal share or not as he may deem but for his interest and that according to the aggregate amount of this sale and my executors settle with my several children or their representatives so as to give and to allow each one equal share thereof and the share which under such circumstances as I have intimated in the preamble of this my last will I would have given to my son-in-law Richard Edmondson and which further will and direct shall consist wholly of money either left by me on hand at the time of my death or raised by me from the sale aforesaid., I hereby give and bequeath to my son-in-law Elam Willbanks in trust and for and upon the following conditions viz., should he at any time during the life time of my said daughter Matilda Edmondson adjudge and deem her in distress and professing need of the whole or any part of the interest which he may annually realize from the loan of said share to the support and comfort of herself and her children. It is my will and desire and I hereby direct and request him to appropriate on such contingency such amount of said interest as he may deem requisite to her necessities and I further will and direct that should my said daughter Matilda Edmondson survive her said husband that upon that the whole said share to be given over paid to her to be by her enjoyed and disposed of at her pleasure, but should her said husband survive her then upon the happening of her death I give and bequeath the whole of said share in equal portions to the children she may leave living. Item 3rd: Last, I constitute and appoint my son Joseph C. Glaze and my son-in-law Elam Willbanks the executors of this my last will and testament thereby revoking and annulling all others heretofore by me make this 2nd day of October 1832. Signed, sealed, and acknowledged by the testator in the presence of the following witnesses and________by then in my presence.

Reuben Glaze

George Young Isaac Collier Nathan Hunter The day and date above written

Georgia, Oglethorpe Co.: Personally appeared in open court Isaac Collier and Nathan Hunter witnesses to the within will and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith that they saw Reuben Glaze deceased sign, seal, and publish and declare this writing to be his last will and testament that at the time thereof he was of sound disposing mind and memory and that he did freely without compulsion and that they saw George H. Young also sign the same as witness to the best of their knowledge so help you God. Isaac Collier Nathan Hunter Recorded 11-10-1834

       Henry Britian, C.C.


A. Joseph C. Glaze was born ca 1780 in GA, and married "Sarah C." Sarah was born ca 1795 in GA. In 1840, Joseph and family were living in Lumpkin Co., GA. By 1850 all there children were out of the house and the were living alone in Cherokee Co., Ga. As of the year 2000, Joseph's children have not been identified.

B. Reuben Glaze who was born ca 1801 in GA. He married "Angie" who was born ca 1803 in SC. This family appears in the 1880 census of Limestone Co., AL, living in HH 163. Living with Reuben and Angie are three grandchildren—Katie Glaze age 22, Clinton Glaze, age 21, and Della Glaze age 18. All three grandchildren were born in AL.

B. An unidentified female who married Elam Willbanks. Mr. Willbanks was evidently much respected by Reuben Glaze.

C. Matilda Glaze who married Richard Edmondson. Richard was considered by his father-in-law to be financially irresponsible. A Richard Edmondson, age 45, and born in SC, was living in Union Co., GA., in 1850 but he was married to a "Margaret," age 45. This man would appear to be our ancestor. Perhaps Matilda had died or perhaps her name was "Margaret Matilda?" This family could not be found in any census record after 1850.

Children of Matilda Glaze Edmondson: 1. Isabella Edmondson was born ca 1832 in GA. 2. Hamilton Edmondson was born ca 1837 in GA. 3. Napoleon Edmondson was born ca 1839 in GA. 4. Richard Edmondson was born ca 1843 in GA. 5. Lavona Edmondson was born ca 1844 in GA. 6. Margarette Edmondson was born ca 1847 in GA.

D. Thomas J. Glaze born in 1812 in AL. This is the line of Lawrence B. Glaze who states "I am descended from John Glaze in Maryland 1676, thru Benjamin, born Maryland 1717, Reuben, born 1760, Thomas born in Alabama 1812, William born in Tennessee in 1844, Frank born in Texas in 1885. My father was William Lawrence born in Texas in 1908." Only one of Thomas' children has been identified, namely, William N. Glaze born ca 1844 in TN. Lawrence B. Glaze was born in 1935 in TX. As of the year 2000 his E-mail address was "".

VII. David Glaze was born 2-5- 1769 in Granville Co., NC. He married Susannah Norman 11-13-1798 in Lincoln Co., GA. Susannah was the daughter of William Norman and a Miss Shepherd. Susannah was born 3-9-1780 in Culpeper Co., VA, and died after 9-1857 in Lincoln Co., GA. . David would appear to have been one of BG's younger children. In 1787 he shared in the division of his father's estate. He is on record in Wilkes Co., GA., in 1791 when he sold some land in Granville Co., NC, which had been left to him by his father. By 1800 he was living in Lincoln Co., GA, with two slaves and 200 acres of land. His neighbors were the Norman and Davies families. By 1802 David had acquired another 100 acres. He appears in the 1803 Lincoln Co., Tax list. David was appointed joint administrator of the estate of Jesse Walker on 12-7-1814. Baldwin Robertson had married Jesse's widow and apparently was squandering her inheritance; hence, Peggy Robertson (formerly Mrs. Walker) along with David petitioned the court to investigate. As a result (David and Peggy) were appointed joint administrators. Peggy was David were siblings. David was a member of the historic Goshin Baptist Church, a few miles north of Lincolnton, GA. David served as the executor of the estate of Thomas Glaze. On 8-6-1806 he was witnessed to the LWT of Alexander Stinson of Lincoln Co., GA. On 4-5-1809 he witnessed a deed in Jones Co., GA. He evidently purchased land from a William Norman on 2-18-1806. He served on a grand jury in October of 1816 in Lincoln Co. He appears in the 1820 census of Lincoln Co., and was appointed justice of the peace of the inferior court of Lincoln Co., on 6-5-1819 and served until his death 11-16- 1820. David died intestate. His estate was settled on 10-4-1825. His property was sold.


A. Thomas Grant Glaze was born 6-24-1799 in GA, and died in 1876. He married Permelia Rhodes before 1829. She was born ca 1809 and died in 1888 in Wilkes Co., GA. Family oral history suggests that Thomas had a twin brother who may have died in infancy. Thomas appears in the 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, & 1870 census of Lincoln Co., GA. He was witness to the LWT of a certain Sterne Simmons SR. He was in Habersham Co., GA, in 1820. He evidently purchased land from a Zachariah Sutton in Habersham Co., on 2-11-1826. He was witness to the LWT of William Statham on 10-22-1822 in Lincoln Co. On 11-13-1825 he purchased land from William Dallis in Lincoln Co., GA. He sold land to Thomas Simmons of Lincoln Co., on 10-13-1832. He purchased land from George W. Dallis of Lincoln Co., on 4-1-1833. As an administrator, he granted a deed to a William I. Miller of Lincoln Co., on 12-1-1840. He served as administrator of the estate of Burwell Smith on 3-7-1836. He evidently sold land to a Adam Harnesberger of Lincoln Co., on 8-15-1837. He granted a deed of land to Hulbert Dallis of Lincoln Co., on 112-22-1848. He granted a deed of land to John A.G. Seal of Lincoln Co., on 1-11-1842. He served as executor of the estate of Moses Sutton of Wilkes Co., Ga., on 6-31-1855. Thomas is buried in the Glaze Memorial Garden Cemetery in Lincoln Co., Ga. This cemetery is located near the Midway Methodist Church.

The following is the LWT of Benjamin Glaze: In the name of God Amen. This ninth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-one, I Benjamin Glaze of the County of Granville in the State of North Carolina being very sick and weak but of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament. To Wit; I give to my sons Samuel Glaze, John Glaze, and Thomas Glaze and my daughters Sarah Bond and Catherine Childs one shilling each to them and their heirs forever. I lend to my wife Catherine Glaze my whole estate both real and personal during her natural life or widowhood. I give to my sons Reuben Glaze, David Glaze, and Lewis Glaze all my land to be equally divided between them to them and their heirs and assigns forever. I give to my grandson Jacob Glaze one cow and a calf. I give to my sons Reuben Glaze, David Glaze, and Lewis Glaze and to my daughters Elizabeth Glaze and Margaret Glaze all my personal estate including negroes to be equally divided between them to them and their heirs and assigns forever and lastly I do appoint my beloved wife Catherine Glaze and my son Reuben Glaze executrix and executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all and every other wills and testaments by me heretofore made. his Benjamin X Glaze

                                                                mark 	Signed, sealed, and published as his 	last will and testament in presence of 	M. Hunt 	Samuel Smith 	

Granville County: August Court A.D. 1782. This will was duly proved by the Oaths of Memucan(?) Hunt and Samuel Smith esq., and ordered to be recorded. Then Catherine Glaze qualified as executrix and Reuben Glaze as Executor to the said will.

                                          Teste: Reuben Searcy, C.C.



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Benjamin Glaze's Timeline

Charlestown, Cecil County, MD, United States
of North Carolina
Macon County, GA, United States
North Carolina, United States
Virginia, United States
Virginia, United States
February 5, 1769
Granville County, North Carolina, United States