John Glynn was born in Galway County, Ireland, on the fifteenth of August, 1820. He emigrated to this country Aug. 28, 1851, and settled in Columbus, Ohio, where he stayed until he moved to Auglaize County on the fifteenth of May, 1857, to the farm on which he now resides. The Lake Erie and Western Railroad passes through his farm. He laid out a town, which was named Glynwood in honor of him by Samuel Craig.



From "History of Auglaize County, Ohio, with the Indian History of Wapakoneta, and the First Settlement of the County", Robert Sutton, Publishers, Wapakoneta, 1880