The Gleason Family

Gleason family crest

(Crest No. 1. Plate 1.)

THE Gleason family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heber. The founder of the family was Cormac Cas, son of Olliol Ollum, King of Munster, A. D. 177, and his consort, Sabia, daughter of Con of the Hundred Battles, King of Ireland, A. D. 148. The ancient name was Gleasain and signifies “The Tuner.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present County of Tipperary.

This family is numerously represented in the United States, where many of them occupy prominent positions. Among them may be mentioned Mr. Patrick Gleason, ex-Mayor of Long Island City.