The Glover collection includes clothing worn by multiple generations, starting with a wedding shoe 1790 and ending in 1929. The most exquisite pieces of this collection are the dresses, representing different age groups, including younger and older women. The family resided primarily in Virginia, but there were also branches in Delaware and Georgia. The family cemetery is in Buckingham County in southern Virginia, near Richmond (Cemetery Location). Family members buried in the cemetery include Anthony (b. 1755), John, and Susan Glover would be buried in the cemetery and recorded. The concentration is in Virginia and Georgia, with the family’s estate cemetery residing in Virginia. Anthony Glover established a family cemetery near Buckingham county, Virginia. Early family members’ graves are located here, but as the family scattered, so did their final resting places, including those of the identified wearers in the collection.
Labels pinned to many of the pieces indicate the original wearers and often the occasion or the date range during which the dresses were worn. In some instances, there are manufacturing or tailoring labels; other items are clearly homemade. Some of the family members indicated on these labels include:
Sarah Eyre Blair (1861-1929) who married Rolfe Glover III? In 1885.
Gertrude Buchanan Cheney
E. A. Crossman
Frank Joseph Cheney
The Glover family contains four Rolph Glovers
Pieces such as a pair of jeans for an adolescent from the 1860s that was worn by Frank J. Cheney.