Biography of Ellen Gleeson (w/o James)
Cook County, Il Biographies

ELLEN GLEESON, P. 0. Worth, wife of James Gleeson (deceased at the age of sixty three), was born in the County of Tipperary, in the Parish of Nenagh, Ireland, in 1835, daughter of Martin and Catharine Hennesy. She came to Cook County with her parents who located on a farm in Palos Townsltip. where they resided until her fatherís death, in 1881, at the age of sixty nine years. Her mother ts still living at the age of seventy three years. Mrs. Gleeson was married in 1854 to James Gleeson, in Cincinnati, Ohio. They have had thirteen children, ten now living - Thomas, Martin, James, Ellen, John, Timothy, Morris. Ann, Joseph and Sarah Mr. Gleeson enlisted in the war of the Rebellion in 1862 in Company F, 100th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was in the battles of Nashville, Murfreeshoro, Chickansauga and other engagcments of the command. At the time of enlisting he was made Corporal, and was afterward promoted to Sergeant. He was wounded at the battle of Chickamauga by a gun shot through the left hand, disabling that member, Mr. Gleeson was Road Commissioner of Palos Township for six years and school director a number of years. He died in July, 1882, Mrs. Gleason lives with her family on the old homestead, which contains eighty acres.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.

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