Glazier Family

 
 
Ezekiel Glazier - 1880-1890

Ezekiel Glazier 

Image: 1880-1890, Courtesy of Manatee County Public Library Historical Digital Collections

Reverend Ezekiel Glazier was born in Salibury, Massachusetts, in 1815, settling on the north side of the Manatee River in 1845. He was a carpenter as well as a minister, supervising the construction of Braden Castle. His absence from home caused his wife Abigail to insist they relocate their home on the South side of the river. In 1860, he got the contract to build the first Manatee County Courthouse, which is now located at Manatee Village Historical Park. Though Northern by birth, Glazier voted “Aye” at the Florida Secession Convention to leave the Union in 1861. During the war, Glazier distributed aid to families of Confederate soldiers. Later in 1865, he aided Judah P. Benjamin, Confederate Secretary of State, escape Florida by driving him from the home of Capt. Frederick Tresca to Sarasota and a waiting sloop. 

Margaret Glazier - 1880-1890

Margaret Glazier 

Image: 1880-1890, Courtesy of Manatee County Public Library Historical Digital Collections

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Glazier, Ezekiel - #71 Taken 03-2022
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Glazier, Margaret - #70 Taken 03-2022
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Ezekiel Glazier - Grave #69 (1973, Courtesy of the Manatee County Public Library Historical Digital Collection)

Ezekiel Glazier - Grave #69

Margaret Glazier - Grave #70 (1968, Courtesy of the Manatee County Public Library Historical Digital Collection)

Margaret Glazier - Grave #70

All images taken by MVHP staff in 2022 unless otherwise noted.