Rev. Wiliam H. H. Gleason,
Baptist minister, Jefferson Township, a native of Ripley County, Ind., was born January
4, 1823. He enjoyed the benefit of common schools; was raised a farmer,
and taught school for twenty-five years during winter months. He
married February 29, 1844,
Mrs. Ann Atkinson, born in New Jersey, January 22, 1808. Their children
are William A. (born
May 12, 1845, died September 7, 1861), Isadora (born November 23, 1852,
died October 13,
1876), Lydia A. (born December 11, 1848). By her first husband Mrs.
Gleason was the mother
of two children: Mrs. Mary McCormick (born May 24, 1832), and Mrs. Jane
22, 1835). Mr. Gleason has preached since 1850, was ordained in 1861.
His first charge
was Olive Branch. He resigned the charge at Grant's Creek and organized
a church in Mount
Sterling, where he preached for sixteen years. He was elected township
trustee three terms.
Rev. Gleason belongs to Vevay Lodge F. & A.M., and is a member
of the G.T. and S. of T. He is an earnest worker in the cause of
religion, and is doing cheerfully what he can to weed out the tares from the vineyard
in which he has been called to labor, and to obtain the necessaries of life.