References for Glisson's in Arkansas

Ref: Mormon Church IGI Files- Marriages-
Pleasant A. Glisten to Rebecca Hester on 12 Nov 1843 in Saline Co.
Anna Glisten to William Chenault Sr. on 6 Jun 1852 in Saline Co.
Sarah Glisson to Thornton Blackburn on 13 Apr 1884 in Chicot Co.
M. E. Glisson (male) to S. E. Davis (female) on 29 May 1887 in Greene Co.
Jesse T. Glisson to Addie Hall on 13 Nov 1887 in Crawford Co.
Florence Glisson to A. P. Jenkins on 20 Aug 1890 in Greene Co.
W.  L. Glisten to Delena Batchelor on 30 Jul 1893 in Pulaski Co.
M. B. Glisson to Sarah F. Morgan on 24 Jun 1894 in Greene Co.
B.  F. Glisson to Katy Wright on 17 Jul 1895 in Green Co.
Ida Mae Glisson to Benjamin Arvlee Thomas on 14 Jul 1906 in Craighead Co.

Ref:  Mormon Church IGI Files- Births-
Anna Glisten b. 1811 in Saline Co.
Pleasant A. Glisten b. 1822 in Saline Co.
Adolphus Glisson b. 1849 son of Thomas & Lavina Glisson
Olen Glisson b. 1851 son of Thomas & Lavina Glisson
Jesse Glisson b. 1857 son of Thomas & Lavina Glisson
Henry Glisson b. 1858 son of Thomas & Lavina Glisson
Ada Glisson b. 15 Apr 1873 at Fort Smith, Sebastian Co.

Ref:  Arkansas Marriages-
James F. Glisson age 33 of Langley, Pike Co. AR to Zelma Rodgers age 19 of Daisy, Pike Co. AR on 3 May 1928 BKG 381 W

Ref:  History of Scott County Arkansas by Michael Cate-
pg 273 F376 Ambrose Gorden Roseberry by Geraldine Lovett-
Dora Roseberry b. 31 Jul 1898 married Fines Glisson.  Dora dau of Ambrose Gorden Roseberry b. 26
Nov 1848 d. 23 Oct 1928 & 2nd wife Mary Alice Williams b. 15 Nov 1873 d. 22 Apr 1931

Ref: Index to War of 1812 Pension Files Vol II G-M, Transcribed by Virgil D. White, The National Historical Publishing Co. Waynesboro, TN 1989-
Thomas Glisson -2nd wife Lavinia (Blackstock), WC-34444, married 20 Mar 1835 Wilson Co. TN, sd 23 Nov 1863 Scott Co. AR, widow also lived in Scott & Boone Co. ARK, 1st wife Sarah (Reynolds)
(I also have this in TN records)

Ref: Scott Co. AR War of 1812 Pension File for Thomas Glisson Contributed by Midge Stouffer-email address, This site list Civil War Military & Southern Claims Commission Files & Pension Files.  Others veterans can be found at
Summary of Pension papers for Thomas Glisson-
     War of 1812, widows application 40062 Lavinia Blackstock Glisson, Jun 1880, Scott Co. AR.
     Thomas was in Captain William Whitsett’s Company of Kentucky Militia from 17 Aug to 16 Nov 1813.  He enlisted at Russelville, Kentucky.  He was 5ft 10in tall, had blue eyes, light hair and fair complexion.
     He was born 10 Feb 1795 and was raised in Logan Co. Kentucky.  He married Sarah Reynolds and then Lavinia Blackstock on 20 Mar 1835 in Wilson Co. TN.  They left Wilson Co. in the fall of 1835, and came to Arkansas.  By 1839 they were settled in Scott Co. about 1 mile from the Sebastian Co. line. (This has to mean as the counties were in 1880 when the papers were filed.)
     Their children were:  Melissy born 9 Jun 1839, Ameratta born 9 Sep 1842, Commodore Perry born 17 Jun 1846, Adolphus Burton born 15 Oct 1848, Finis Caloway born 3 Apr 1851, Ethaline born 6 July 1853. Jesse Tilford born 23 Oct 1855, Henry Elby born 15 Aug 1858, Harvey Henderson born 4 Jan 1861.
     Thomas Glisson died 23 Nov 1863 and Lavinia died 16 Apr 1887 in Boone Co. AR.
     Affidavit of J. A. Flinn, my mother lived within about a mile from where Mrs. Glisson died, she died at my brother’s house, W.C. Flinn.  She and her son, Harvey Glisson, lived together, Harvey was a single man about 25.  They only owned a team and a wagon.  As soon as his mother died, Harvey sold the team and wagon.  I sold him the burial outfit and Harvey paid the bill.  Before he moved on, Harvey place $12.00 in my hand to purchase a tombstone for his mother, the following was to be inscribed on the stone, "Lavinia Glisson born Feb 17, 1816 died April 16 1887.

Ref: Index to AR Civil War Pension File- Genring site code 385 at http://www,
     My great uncle Peter Dawson Pvt 126th IL Vol inf died in 1864 of pnemonia during the Civil War.  His wife Arnitha Glisson whose (father was a Vet of War of 1812) remarried a year later back in Scott Co. AR.  The new husband Mr. Scott, after the War, applied as guardian of Peter’s dau Rosabella Dawson so she could receive his union pension.  As far as I can tell the application dragged on till she was of age and she never received any money.  What happened to Rosabella?

Ref:  Scott County Arkansas Civil War Pension Files contributed by Midge Stouffer- +F-
Summery of Peter Dawson’s Civil War Pension Record
No. 222.250 made for Minor Child- Rosabelle Dawson- August 13, 1875
     Peter Dawson was enrolled on the 18th day of August 1862, at Shelbyville in Co. "K", 126 Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, to serve 3 years or during the war, and mustered into service as a Privated on the 4th day of September 1862, at Alton, Illinois, in Co. "K" 127 Regiment of Illinois Volunteers.
    On the Muster Roll of Co. "K" of that Regiment, for the months of January & Febuary, 1863, he is reported Pvt.  "Died January 9, 1863 at L.M. Hospital, La Grange, TN."  Mortuary Records Corroborate above report relative to death.  Cause Pneumonia.  Assistant Adjtant General.
     Surgeon General’s office lists cause of death as "Typhoid Pneumonia"
     Sebastian Co. Arkansas Clerk of the Circuit Court of said County and State, hereby certify that upon examination of the marriage Record on file in my office.  I find that the marriage between Peter Dawson and Arnetha Glisson Recorded in Record Book A Page 146 on the 9th day of December 1856.  Marriage ceremony performed by Rev. John Bruly.  Samuel A. Williams Clerk, and exoficio Recorder.
    On this 10 day of September 1874 before me personally appeared Thomas Anthony to me well known to be a respactable witness who being by me first sworn on oath declares that he was present at the house of Peter Dawson in Scott County, Arkansas on the 28th day of January 1860. When Rosabella Dawson was born and know that her father died in the Service of the U.S., G.W. Schneider, Notary Public, Sebastian Co. AR.
     Mother of the minor child remarried on the 28th day of January 1964 at Scott Co. Arkansas.  Papers filed by legally appointed guardian Thomas G. Scott, appointment withnessed by J.A. Lockhart & C.E. Pierce.  Pension Application witnessed by Thomas Anthony & Finis C. Glisson.
     March 9, 1887 request for information on current address of Rosabella Dawson, returned from Fort Smith Post Office as unknown.
    "Peter Dawson, who was born about 1834 in Illinois, and married Arneth Glisson the daughter of Finis Glisson and grandaughter of Thomas Glisson, who came to Scott Co. in 1839.  He went back to Illinois with his brother-in-law shortly after 1860 to join Union Forces there and was killed at LaGrange TN, 9 Jan 1863.  Arneth remarried, but I don’t know who. (See Pension record for more information.)"
    There was a lot of Dawson family genealogy included with Peter Dawson’s pension record.

Ref:  Title:  Enrollment for Cherokee Census Card IW156, Creator:  Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs, Office of the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes (1893-1914) 

Name:  Melceina Bibles, Type: Intermarriage white age 61, Sex:  female, Degree:  Indian blood, Intermarried white roll # 156 city of Pryor Creek, Name: Lavina Glisson Type: parent, Sex Female, Name Thomas Glisson Type: parent Sex: male(my note: Parents are Thomas G. Glisson and Lavinia Blackstock)

Ref: Misc. information from the Internet at
Finess Calvin Glisson, spouse Sharlotte (Lottie) Cacy dau of Zeddock (Zebb) Cacy & Emiline Butler.  Other spouses of Sharlotte were Zacariah Moses Holland & Elijah Washinton (Lick) McClain.  Children of Finess & Sharlotte were Will, John, Ada, Ida. (Note: Finess was probably Finius Calloway Glisson son of Thomas Glisson & Lavinia Blackstock.)  (Finius or Finess is probably misspelling for Phineas) This web site takes the Cacy, Casey family back for several generations.

Ref:  Arkansas Death Record Index 1914-1940 by Desmond Walls Allen-
Adaliah Glisson died 12 Dec 1926 Washington Co.
Delia Glisson died 29 Nov 1916 Poinsett Co.
Earl Glisson died 2 Nov 1926 Mississippi Co.
J. R. Glisson died 5 Nov 1931 Craighead Co.
Katie Isa Glisson died 12 Jan 1930 Craighead Co.
Mollie H. Glisson died 6 Jun 1935 Sebastian Co.
Nina Glisson died 14 Sep 1933 Pulaski Co.
Oneal Glisson died 28 Jun 1933 Craighead Co.
Oscar O. Glisson died 14 Mar 1932 Mississippi Co.
Selma Glisson died 26 Dec 1936 Sevier Co.
Susie Glisson died 25 Jan 1930 Craighead Co.
Syhera Glisson died 12 Feb 1938 White Co.
? Glisson died 6 Mar 1937 Logan Co.

Ref:  Arkansas Land Patents,  by Desmond Walls Allen & Bobbie Jones Mclane-
Scott County-
pg 37-
Vol AR1790.110, Land office Johnson Ct House Thomas G. Glisson 1 May 1845, Doc # 1016, Cash Entry, Part #1 NESE, Sec 26 Twp 5 NR30W, 40.910 acres.
Vol AR1810.056, Land office Clarksville, Thomas G. Glisson 1 Dec 1849, Doc #1587, Cash Entry, Part # 1 SESE Sec 26 Twp 5NR30W, 40.920 acres.
Vol AR1850.204 Land office Clarksville, Thomas G. Glisson 1 Mar 1860, Doc #400J, Cash Entry, Part #1 SWNW Sec 22 TWP5 R30W, 82.00 acres.
Vol AR1950.319 Land office Dardanelle, Elvia Glisson 10 Jun 1876, Doc #1061, Misc Doc #3117, Homestead Original, Part #1, SENW, Sec 22, Twp 5N, R30W, 40.930 acres.
Sebastian County -
Thomas G. Glisson Sec 21 5N  30W 82 acres, 3 Jan 1860.

Ref:  Sharp Co. Arkansas Federal Land Record by Joy Fisher-
Stephen H. Glisson sec 21 19n 4w o  9 Jul 1895
Stephen H. Glisson sec 21 19n 4w 124.9 9 Jul 1895

Ref:  Personal Notes from correspondence, the internet, etc.-
Frank B. (Benjamin Franklin or Frank Benjamin) Glisson m. 17 Jul 1895 to Katie Dee Wright b. 8 Sep 1876 dau of Christopher Columbus Wright and desc. Of John Wright.  Their dau Hazel Glisson b. 6 Feb 1902 Greene Co. AR d. 17 Aug 1996 Little Rock, AR bur Greene Co. Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Paragould, AR.  Hazel m. Arlin Guy Files 21 Aug 1920.  Arlin b. 13 Jun 1894 Mill Shoals, IL d. 15 Jun 1963 in Paragould, AR buried Greene Co. Memorial Cemetery in Paragould, AR.  He was son of Benjamin Franklin Files & Mahala Scudder.

Ref:  Social Security Death Index, (Jun 1999 edition)- received cards in Arkansas-
Name-SS#-date of birth-date of death-zip lr-place lr-zip lp-place lp-
Albun Glisson 431-88-1573 b. 21 Mar 1900 d. May 1986 lr. 38201 (McKenzie, Carroll Co. TN)
Benjamin Glisson 429-10-5687 b. 2 Mar 1914 d. Oct 1979 lr. 72301 (West Memphis, Crittenden Co. AR) lp. 72450 (Paragould, Greene Co. AR)
Billy Glisson 429-64-7174 b.3 Mar 1939 d.20 Jan 1997
Carroll Glisson 429-52-3319 b. 25 Feb 1930 d. Mar 1969
Dovie Glisson 431-26-3817 b. 24 Aug 1912 d. Apr 1985 lr. 72701 (Elkins, Washington Co. AR)
Edna Glisson 429-78-8082 b. 1 May 1931 d. 12 Mar 1994 lr. 72432 (Harrisburg, Poinsett Co. AR)
Enos Glisson 431-07-9602 b. 14 Nov 1913 d. Nov 1977 lr. 72701 (Elkins, Washington Co. AR)
Enos Glisson 432-44-6628 b. 28 Sep 1932 d. 8 Jul 1992 lr. 72701 (Elkins, Washington Co. AR)
Eric Glisson 430-59-7631 b. 14 Oct 1970 d. 5 Apr 1995
Erma Glisson 430-10-5206 b. 19 Jul 1902 d. 27 Oct 1988 lr. 38369 (Rutherford, Gibson Co. TN)
George Glisson 430-14-9269 b. 11 Oct 1917 d. Sep 1972
Glyn Glisson 432-48-2092 b. 23 Apr 1926 d. 26 Jul 1994 lr. 00000
Haywood Glisson 430-94-4832 b. 1 Jan 1894 d. Dec 1985 lr. 72401 (Jonesboro, Craighead Co. AR)
Joe Glisson 430-70-3873 b. 14 Oct 1883 d. Mar 1965 lr. AR
June Glisson 431-66-3682 b.18 Jun 1920 d.8 Mar 1999 lr.72444 (Maynard, Randolph Co. AR)
Mary Glisson 429-56-6980 b. 18 Oct 1932 d. 29 Sep 1991
Vergie Glisson 429-21-4456 b. 17 Feb 1900 d. Apr 1973 lr. 72432 (Harrisburg, Poinsett Co. AR)
Viola Glisson 432-01-1530 b. 14 Mar 1901 d. Aug 1972 lr. 65559 (St James, Phelps Co. MO)
William Glisson 429-56-8711 b. 30 Aug 1897 d. Oct 1978 lr. 62001 (Alhambra, Madison Co. IL) lp. 62074 (New Douglas, Madison Co. IL)
William Glisson 430-14-2179 b. 23 Jun 1911 d. Aug 1978 lr. 63143 (St. Louis, Saint Louis County, MO)

Ref:  2nd Arkansas Union Calvary-
Burton Glisson 2nd Ark Union Calvary Co I  Pvt age 18 enlisted 9 Oct 1863 at Ft. Smith AR (note: Adolphus Burton Glisson)
James Glisson 2nd Ark Union Calvary

Ref:  2nd Arkansas Infantry Regiment 1 USA Comapany C-
James Glisson Private enlisted 1 Jan 1864 at Clarksville, AR b. Henry Co. TN age 31

Ref:  The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865 Vol VI editied by Janet B. Hewett, Broadfoot Publishing Co. Wilmington NC 1996-
James Glisson 10th Ark Mil Co B
James Glisson 7th Ark Cav Co B Cpl

Ref:  1820 Arkansas Census-
Lafayette Co. pg 3 Arkansas Territory-
Henry Glisson

Ref:  1829 Arkansas Tax List -
Lafayette Co.-
Henry Glisson

Ref: 1838 Arkansas Tax List-
Pope Co.-
pg 5 Thomas Gleson

Ref: 1840 Arkansas Census-
Scott Co.-
pg 178 Thomas Glissence (Glessin)

Ref: 1841 Arkansas Tax List-
Scott Co.-
Thomas Gissence

Ref:  1850 Arkansas Census-
Name Race  Sex Rela Age Pb Other
Pleasant A. Glifson w m head 25 TN son of ?
Rebecca Glifson  f wife 23 LA
Martha L. Glifson  f dau 4 AR
Virginia A. Glifson  f dau 1 AR
Daniel Homms  m  60 KY laborer

Name Race  Sex Rela Age Pb Other
Thomas Glisan w m head 54 NC son of ?
Lavina Glisan  f wife 34 NC
Melena Glisan  f dau 11 AR
Armetta Glisan  f dau 8 AR
Adolphus B. Glisan  m son 2 AR

Ref: 1860 Arkansas Mortality Schedules-
Lawrence Co.-
Rufus H. Glisson age 8 months male died Aug of Cong Chill born Ark
(b.1858 Ark d.Aug 1859 Ark) (note: prob son of Stephen H. Glisson & Nancy Hall)
Sarah Glisson age 8 months female died May of Croup born Ark
(b.Sep 1859 d.May 1860) ( note: prob dau of Stephen H. Glisson & Nancy Hall)

Ref:  1860 Arkansas Census
Name Race  Sex Rela Age Pb Other
P. A. Glisten w m head 37 AL prob not a Glisson
Rebecca Glisten  f wife 35 AR
Martha Glisten  f dau 12 AR
Virginia Glisten  f dau 10 AR
John P. Glisten  m son 8 AR
Amanda Glisten  f dau 6 AR
Eliza Glisten  f dau 4 AR

Name Race  Sex Rela Age Pb Other
James Gleason w m head 27 TN son of Henry & Amy Glisson of Obion Co. TN
Elizabeth Gleason  f wife 22 TN

Name Race  Sex Rela Age Pb Other
Stephen H. Glisson w m head 26 TN son of Stephen Herring Glisson & Nancy ? of Obion Co. TN
Nancy Glisson  f wife 23 NC
Mary A. Glisson  f dau 6 TN
Margaret E. Glisson  f dau 5 TN
Martha A. Glisson  f dau 4 TN
Joel Brantley  m  30 TN

Name Race  Sex Rela Age Pb Other
Thomas Glisson w m head 65 NC ?
Lavinia Glisson  f wife 45 NC
Adolphus Glisson  m son 11 AR
Olen Glisson  m son 9 AR Finis Callaway
Ethaline Glisson  f dau 5 AR
Jesse Glisson  m son 3 AR
Henry Glisson  m son 2 AR

Name Race  Sex Rela Age Pb Other
Peter Dawson w m head 26 TN
Amitta Dawson  f wife 16 AR dau of Thomas Glisson & Lavinia Blackstock
R. A. Dawson  f dau 4m AR

Name Race  Sex Rela Age Pb Other
Asa Clark w m head 52 ME
Normann Glisson w m labor 28 TN Thomas Norman Glisson son of Thomas Glisson & 1st wife Sarah Reynolds

Ref:  1870 Census of Arkansas-
Name Race  Sex Rela Age Pb Other
James Glisson w m head 36 TN son of Henry & Amy Ann Glisson of Obion Co. TN
Elizabeth Glisson  f wife 31 TN
Alfred Glisson  m son 10 AR
James Glisson  m son 8 AR
Henry Glisson  m son 3 AR

Name Race  Sex Rela Age Pb Other
P. A. Gleason w m head 47 AL prob not a Glisson
Mary E. Gleason  f wife 24 GA 2nd wife
John P. Gleason  m son 18 AR
Eliza Gleason  f dau 14 AR
Jas N. Gleason  m son 4 AR
Walter L. Gleason  m son 1 AR
Elizabeth Hamilton  f  50 GA
Mary D. Hamilton  f  26 GA

Name Race  Sex Rela Age Pb Other
James Dosier w m head 48 TN possible father of Nancy Dosier who latermarried William Washington Glisson
Permesia Dosier  f wife 42 TN
John Dosier  m son 16 AR
George R. Dosier  m son 13 AR
Hardy S. Dosier  m son 9 AR
Malinda Dosier  f dau 7 AR
Cunelia Dosier  f dau 4 AR
James A. Dosier  m dau 1 AR

Name Race  Sex Rela Age Pb Other
Zedoc Cacey w m head 34 MO
Emaline Cacey  f wife 32 IN
Mary Cacey  f dau 10 AR
Jane Cacey  f dau 4 AR
Hiram Cacey  m son 1 AR
Mary Gliston  f dau 18 MO Charlotte Casey?  wife of Finius Glisson? Have not found Finius in 1870.
William Gliston  m g-son 1 AR William Washington Glisson son of FiniusCalloway Glisson &  Charlotte Casey?

Name Race  Sex Rela Age Pb Other
Mary Liston w f head 31 TN widow of ? maybe a Glisson?
Emer Liston  f dau 4 AR
James Liston  m son 2 AR
Heywood Liston  m son 7m AR