THOMAS C. GLENN was born April 29, 1849, in Lyon County, Ky., and is a son of W. V. and Sarah (Leech) Glenn; the father was a native of Georgia, and his father Samuel was from Pennsylvania. The mother was a native of Virginia. Of their children there are five now living, and four dead. The parents were Cumberland Presbyterians. The father for years was assessor of Lyon County. He died August 2, 1860, his widow died in March, 1881. Thomas C. was reared and educated in Lyon County. By the improvement of the limited school advantages afforded by the public schools, and close attention to study, he secured a thorough business education. At seventeen years he began for himself, worked for a time by the month at farm work, and at eighteen accepted a situation as salesman with John Leech in Eddyville, in 1869; remained with him three years, when he entered a partnership with T. W. Catlett in the dry goods business at Eddyville, and continued four years. He then bought Mr. Catlett out, and conducted business by himself at the same stand till 1880, when he moved his stock to Kuttawa, and now continues the same business, carrying a heavy stock of dry goods, queensware, boots, shoes, clothing, hats, caps and general merchandise. January 6, 1881, he married Lillian Huggans of Eddyville, daughter of Dr. G. F. and Sarah (Winton) Huggans. They are parents of two children; Mabel L. and Ruby W. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn are members of the Methodist Church South, in which he holds the office of trustee. He is a member in the orders of K. of H. and C. F. His business career and success is the result of personal industry and good management; starting with no capital he now occupies a leading position among the financial men of the county.
Source: J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Pages 853-854.