Glen, Henry, 1739-1814

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Henry Glen (1739-1814) was Assistant Deputy Quartermaster General of the Continental Army.

From the description of Henry Glen correspondence, 1770-1801. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122597401

From the guide to the Henry Glen correspondence, 1770-1801, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

U.S. representative from New York.

From the description of Letter of Henry Glen, 1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450489

Henry Glen was baptised July 13, 1739 in Schenectady, N.Y. He had one brother, John. The brothers formed a trading company with Jacobus Teller, which they ran for some time before the American Revolution. At the age of 28, Mr. Glen began his political career with an appointment as clerk of Schenectady county, a position in which he served until 1809.

During the Revolution, Mr. Glen was active on the side of the colonists in three Provincial Congresses and as deputy quartermaster general. As such, he communicated with a number of important persons within the young nation, including Governor George Clinton of New York and General George Washington.

After the war, Mr. Glen continued to pursue an active role in state politics, first as a state assembly member (1786-1787,1810) and later as a representative in the U.S. Congress (1793-1801). While he had no official party membership, Mr. Glen sided with the Federalists once the Republicans began to grow in strength. Although Mr. Glen's position of quartermaster general was a wartime appointment, he remained involved with the movements of supplies to troops in New York state throughout his time in Congress.

Much less is known of Henry Glen's personal life. At some point before or during the Revolution, he married. Two children were born of the marriage, John Vischer and Catherine. Mr. Glen was also related to Andrew Cornelius Cuyler, the former royal mayor of Albany, who married Elizabeth (Janetie) Glen, possibly Henry's sister.

From the description of Papers, 1781/1801. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 122558530

Henry Glen was baptized July 13, 1739 in Schenectady, N.Y. He had one brother, John. The brothers formed a trading company with Jacobus Teller, which they ran for some time before the American Revolution. At the age of 28, Mr. Glen began his political career with an appointment as clerk of Schenectady county, a position in which he served until 1809.

During the Revolution, Mr. Glen was active on the side of the colonists, serving as a member of the first three Provincial Congresses and as a member of the Committee of Safety. He was a captain in the second company of militia for Schenectady County, although he did not serve in that capacity. Mr. Glen's chief position during the War for Independence was deputy quartermaster general. As such, he was in charge of all stores for Schenectady, and communicated with a number of important persons within the young nation, including Governor George Clinton of New York and General George Washington.

After the war, Mr. Glen continued to pursue an active role in state politics, first as a state assembly member (1786-1787, 1810) and later as a representative in the U.S. Congress (1793-1801). While he had no official political party membership, Mr. Glen sided with the Federalists when the Republicans began to grow in strength. Although Mr. Glen's official position of deputy quartermaster general was a wartime appointment, he remained involved with the movements of supplies to troops in New York state throughout his time in Congress.

Much less is known of Henry Glen's personal life. At some point before or during the Revolution, he married. Two children were born of the marriage, John Visscher and Catherine. Mr. Glen was also related to Andrew Cornelius Cuyler, the former royal mayor of Albany, who married Jane Elizabeth (Janetie) Glen, possibly Henry's sister.

From the guide to the Henry Glen papers, Glen, Henry, 1781-1801, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)

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creatorOf Glen, Henry, 1739-1814. Papers, 1781/1801. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Clinton, James, 1733-1812. Autograph letter signed : "Camp Cannajoharie Creek", to Henry Glen in Schenectady, 1779 June 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Cuyler, J., fl. 1781. Autograph letter signed to a letter : to Harry Glen, Saturday afternoon, 2 o'clock. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804. Letter, 1792 June 26 : Philadelphia [to] Henry Glen, Albany, [New York]. New York State Library
creatorOf Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804. Autograph letter signed : Albany, to Henry Glen in Schenectady, 1781 Nov. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Henry Glen papers, Glen, Henry, 1781-1801 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804. Letter : Saratoga, N.Y., to Henry Glen, Schenectady, N.Y., 1782 Nov. 3. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Van Schaack, Peter, 1747-1832. Peter Van Schaack papers, 1776-1841. Library of Congress
creatorOf Henry Glen correspondence, 1770-1801 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Glen, Henry, 1739-1814. Henry Glen correspondence, 1770-1801. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Philip Schuyler papers, 1684-1851 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Ten Broeck, Abraham, 1734-1810. Letter, 1788 August 30. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Van Schaick, Gosen, 1736-1789. Letter to Henry Glen, 1780 May 3. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn John Bassett letter to Henry Glen, 1798 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn North, William, 1755-1836. Letter to Col. Walker [manuscript], 1797 May 8. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. Papers, 1774-1830. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804. Letter : Sarataoga, N.Y., to Henry Glen, Schenectady, N.Y., 1782 Nov. 3. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Stark, John. Autograph letter signed : Albany, to Henry Glen, 1778 Jun. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Richard Varick Papers, 1743-1871 (bulk 1775-1830) @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Glen, Henry, 1739-1814. Letter of Henry Glen, 1796. Library of Congress
referencedIn Sylvester, Peter. Letter, 1764 May 2. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Witbeck, Thomas L. Letter, 1793 January 2. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Bruff, James. Letter, 1797 July 30. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Glen family. Glen family papers, 1712-1807, [188-]. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Ten Broeck, Abraham, 1734-1810. Letter to Gerard Bancker, 1788 August 30. American Periodical Series I
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associatedWith Bronck, Leonard. person
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associatedWith Clinton, James, 1733-1812 person
associatedWith Clinton, James, 1733-1812. person
associatedWith Cuyler, Abraham Cornelius, 1742-1810. person
associatedWith Cuyler, J., fl. 1781. person
associatedWith Davis, John, 1761-1847. person
associatedWith Denny, John. person
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Gansevoort, Peter, 1749-1812. person
associatedWith Glen, Catherine. person
associatedWith Glen family. family
associatedWith Glen, Jacob. person
associatedWith Glen, John Vischer. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804. person
associatedWith Hodgson, Samuel. person
associatedWith Hopkinson, Joseph. person
associatedWith Jay, John, 1745-1829. person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
associatedWith North, William, 1755-1836. person
associatedWith Pickering, Thomas, 1745-1829. person
associatedWith Popham, William person
associatedWith Popham, William. person
associatedWith Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804. person
associatedWith Stark, John. person
associatedWith Stark, John, 1728-1822. person
associatedWith Stirling, William Alexander, 1726-1783. person
associatedWith Sylvester, Peter. person
associatedWith Ten Broeck, Abraham, 1734-1810. person
associatedWith Ten Eyck, Henry person
associatedWith Ten Eyck, Henry. person
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correspondedWith Van Schaack, Peter, 1747-1832. person
associatedWith Van Schaick, Gosen, 1736-1789. person
associatedWith Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. person
associatedWith Visscher, Nanning J. person
associatedWith Willett, Marinus, 1740-1830. person
associatedWith Willett, Marinus, 1744-1826. person
associatedWith Witbeck, Thomas L. person
associatedWith Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Schenectady (N.Y.)
United States
New York (State)
New York (State)
France
Yorktown (Va.)
Oswego (N.Y.)
United States
Yorktown (Va.)
Schenectady (N.Y.)
Oswego (N.Y.)
United States
New York (State)
New York (State)
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Epidemics
Payment
Presidents--Election, 1800
Jay's treaty, 1794
United Empire loyalists
Great Britain. Treaties, etc. United States, 1794 Nov. 19
Entertaining
Loans, Personal
Yellow fever
Collecting of accounts
Occupation
Representatives, U.S. Congress--New York (State)
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Birth 1739-07-13

Death 1814-01-06

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