Information about the Gleaves Family

     In this section, you will find stories, articles, etc that add to our understanding of Gleaves Family members.

Log Cabin at Fiddlers Grove

  Fiddlers Grove is located in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee

Emilia Field Gleaves and William Franklin Thompson Family

Frances Nell Burks Pounds, the granddaughter of Emilia and William, wrote a letter detailing family members and recollections of her grandparents.  Her niece, Sharyn Burks, shared it with us, along with this picture of Nellie Taft Thompson and Loyd Edward Burks' gravestone.  Nellie is a daughter of Emilia and William Thompson and the mother of Frances

Possible Father of Matthew Gleaves?

Several Gleaves cousins have debated the heritage of Matthew Gleaves.  Was he actually born in America rather than England?  How is he related to another Gleaves line who settled in Ohio rather than Virginia?  After reading this topic, use the Contact page to let us know if you have ideas or supporting information concerning this question.

Gleaves Descendants in the 1850-1930 Census

Bob Allen's project to trace all the descendants of William Gleaves and Elizabeth Turk in the census for 1850-1930:

Matthew Gleaves, Sr. & his descendants

Thomas Gleaves & his descendants

Matthew Gleaves

Polly Gleaves & Andrew Porter and their descendants

William Gleaves, Jr & Margaret (Peggy) Finley and their descendants

Elizabeth Gleaves Ramsey Family

Includes an interesting discussion on the name of Mr. Ransey and another Betsey Glaves' marriage.

Abaslom Gleaves & his descendants

Margaret Gleaves Turk & her descendants

Esther Gleaves Finley & her descendants

James Turk Gleaves & his descendants

Sarah Gleaves Allen & her descendants

Nancy Gleaves

Collateral Families

Other families were often associated with the Gleaves Family.  At times, we need to research these families in order to learn more about the Gleaves.  As we find information, we will include it here that it might help others researching these families.

Missouri Jane Gleaves Humble Funeral Record

    Taken from the Funeral Records of Jonas Newton Carver

The Gleaves and Finleys

  A Gleaves brother and sister married a Finley sister and brother, thus doubly connecting the two families.  A Finley cousin recently contacted us with some family pictures and additional information about the family. 

Also he is looking for descendants of Robert Finley and Sarah Brekenridge who settled in Blount County Tennessee in 1796.  Finley researches agree that this Robert was the son of John Finley and Thankful Doak. However researchers disagree whether the John Finley who married Mary Caldwell and lived on South River in Augusta County, Virginia was the son of John Finley and Thankful Doak who lived on Middle River in Augusta County, Virginia.  If you are a descendant of Robert and Sarah Brekenridge Finley, you are invited to participate in the Findley DNA study to resolve this question.  Use the Contact page to let us know of your interest and we will put you in touch with each other.

Biographies of the Men in William Herbert's Company in Lord Dunmore's War

William Gleaves was a member of William Herbert's Company in Lord Dunmore's War during 1774.  Click on the headline.  Then scroll down to find William Gleaves.