[Family History of Josiah and Sarah Hall Glover]
Josiah Glover was born about 1776 in England. He came to America with a brother and was apprenticed out to a shoemaker to learn the trade. He married Sarah Hall on June 15th, 1803 in Baltimore, Maryland. Sarah was born about 1783 and place of birth is not known. A year after their marriage, they moved to Smithfield, Jefferson County, Ohio and built the third house in the settlement, then owning 80 acres. A few years later Josiah purchased another 320 acres of land and built a brick hotel. Sarah was an excellent cook and the hotel proved a successful venture.
Josiah and Sarah returned to Maryland, his former home, and remained there until 1808, when they came back to Smithfield and finished the building and opened a hotel in 1808. He conducted the business until 1820, then leased it to Mr. Duvall for a couple of years. He took charge again until shortly before his death. His son, Cuthbert, continued the business until 1863, when he sold out to John Gilmore. John ran the business until 1864 and he sold the hotel to Jesse Litten who remained there for about twenty years. Although the house has had several additions, the original log structure is an integral part of the building. (Son of Josiah and Sarah was Joel Glover)
Joel Glover (of whom Byron, Joan and Gloria are descended) was born April 1, 1808 in Jefferson County. He married Elizabeth Shannon on October 5, 1826, in Jefferson County and died November 10, 1887 in Coshocton County, Ohio. Elizabeth was born April 4, 1808 (place unknown), and died October 19, 1885 in Coshocton County, Ohio.
Josiah is found purchasing 320 acres of land in Missouri and in 1852 when he was 76 years old. He became ill & died while in Missouri. He was buried on the banks of the Missouri River, just above St. Louis. Sarah stayed here and is buried in the Piney Fork Cemetery, Smithfield Twp., Ohio.
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