Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II, Atlanta, Ga., page 919
Published by The Southern Historical Association in 1895
J.H. Glanton, retired planter, LaGrange, Troup Co., Ga., son of Abner and Tavia (Hardy) Glanton, was born in Monroe county, Ga., in 1829. His parents were natives of South Carolina, whence they came in an ox-cart to Georgia in 1827, and settled first in Monroe, in the woods, and dwelt in tents until cabins could be provided. After a stay of a year or two in Monroe they removed to Troup county, where they made a permanent home. About 1830 two of Mrs. Glanton’s brothers, Thomas and James Hardy, came from South Carolina and settled in Troup. These were all pioneer families. Thomas was a soldier in the war of 1812. Mr. Glanton was reared on the plantation, and was educated at the old-time “old-field” school, taught in the historic dirt-floor log school house. He has been a farmer all his life, and has devoted his time and attention to his agricultural interests. In consequence of this, when the “unpleasantness” began he sent a substitute to the army; subsequently enlisted in two different companies, but was detailed for local service in the commissary department. He started in life with but little, but by strict attention, keeping abreast with improved methods and implements, and judicious management and investment, has become one of Troup county’s solidest and most substantial citizens. Mr. Glanton was married in 1852 to Miss Louisiana L. Anderson – born in Meriwether county, Ga. – daughter of James R. and Caroline (McQueen) Anderson. Mr. Anderson was also a pioneer settler of Troup county, and felled the timber to make his home. This wife bore him eight children: Anderson, Mattie, Abner, Tavia C., Mollie H., and Julia, and two who died in infancy. Mrs. Anderson* died in 1872. In 1874 Mr. Glanton contracted a second marriage with Mrs. Martha E. Hall, born in Meriwether county, daughter of John L. Dixon, who bore him one child, Henry Dixon, and died in 1887. Mr. Glanton enjoys the respect and esteem of all who know him.
*This should probably be Mrs. Glanton died in 1872.