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January 21, 2021 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County Crimes: The Murder of Meade Hanes, Part II

Well Water School. Courtesy Carole Jensen.

Need to catch up? Click here to begin the series: Buckingham County Crimes: The Murder of Meade Hanes, Part I


Who was Mott Glover?

Less than two months before the murder, Mott Glover had participated in a school entertainment in Well Water, Buckingham County. Remarkably, an announcement about the event was printed in Richmond’s Times-Dispatch.

The commencement exercises of the Well Water public school took place on Friday evening, March 14, the teachers of the school, Miss Annie Floyd and Miss Ella Patterson, having charge of program. A large number of visitors were present, and the entertainment was opened with the chorus by the school, after which little Albert Maley delivered an address of welcome. There was a comedy sketch by Misses Cora Ola and Mary Agee and Messrs. Dewey, Ashby Maley and Ellyson Rush, and a recitation by little Melvin Eldridge. This was followed by a drama entitled, “Our Awful Aunt,” those taking part in the play being Miss Ella Patteson, Misses Pauline Patteson, Osie Agee, Helen Novell, Mott Glover, Rolfe Rush, Oscar, Augrey, Lenonard Maley and Buford Patteson. Six small girls took part in a butterfly drill, and others taking part in recitations and tableaux were Miss Inez Eldridge, Miss Ola Agee, Miss Thelma Agee and Rolfe Rush. The exercises were concluded with a chorus by the school and a farewell address by Charles Maley.

In 1910, Mott Glover was living in Slate River District with his parents, Charles and Anne Glover, and his younger brother, Cory. The census records that Mott was twenty-eight years old. He was about thirty years old when the murder was committed.

The fact that he appeared in “Our Awful Aunt” indicates that Mott Glover was included in community actives and behaved in a socially acceptable manner . . . at least in March, 1913.

Coming Next: Buckingham County Crimes: The Murder of Meade Hanes, Part III


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  1. Joanne Yeck / Jan 21 2021 10:16 am

    Thanks for your comment. Many installments to come concerning the fate of Mott Glover.


    • celie5mc / Jan 21 2021 10:21 am

      Thank you Joanne!

    • celie5mc / Jan 21 2021 3:34 pm

      I’ve just spend an hour + digging on ancestry and yes, this branch of the family is part of a very large family descended from Samuel Glover III, 1720-1803. He served in the 7th Va during the Revolution and had many children who had many children!

      • Joanne Yeck / Jan 22 2021 7:46 am

        Thanks for letting us know!


  2. celie5mc / Jan 21 2021 9:02 am

    One of my connections to Buckingham County is through the Glover family– I have been waiting for some reference to them, and wouldn’t you know it would be through something dreadful like this murder! My branch was gone from the area by this time, but I’m guessing that this family might be among those descended from Samuel Glover in the 1700’s? I’ll have to research! Thanks for an interesting bit of history.

    • Catherine Levering / Jan 28 2021 2:54 pm

      Cellie5mc if you would like to connect, I would be happy to share the information I have.

      If my information is correct, this Samuel Glover (1720-1803), my 5GG, is the 3rd in my direct line of 5 Samuel Glover’s. Samuel Glover V (1800-1868) is my 3GG. In my direct line, the last Glover to live in Buckingham County VA was Mott’s parents, who are both buried in the family graveyard. My GG, also named Samuel Glover moved to WVA ~1900.

      I would love to learn about anything you have in regards to Samuel’s Revolutionary War record and the Glover family.


      • celie5mc / Feb 1 2021 10:16 am

        Catherine, you are welcome to contact me by email: & we can share info.

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