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Newspaper, JAN 1883: "'Eli P. McGlathery, who lived in Whitpain township, near Washington Square, met with a serious accident one evening last week, from which he died on Saturday evening last. Eli was an aged and infirmed man, and he had fallen down the cellar stairs, through the mistake of opening the wrong door. Mr. McGlathery was born on a farm now owned by John C. Roberts, Whitpain, in 1795. He learned the trade of coachmaker, which business he carried on in Norristown at one time between Main and Arch streets. He belonged to an old and respected family of Scottish lineage which had resided in Whitpain for several generations. Possessing an acute and vigorous mind, cultivated by reading and intercource with intellegent people, he retained his mental facilities to the last years of his life, and even in old age he was an entertaining talker. He had a store of facts and anecdotes at command regarding events and people of the past beyond that of almost any resident of his township. To him the readers of the RECORD are indebted for many important facts relating to the "History of Whitpain" and the "St. Clairs of Norritown" heretofore published in this paper. His father was Isaac McGlathery, born in 1749, lived to be 85 years old, was captain in the Revolutionary army, in which he served for four years. He was in the Battle of Brandywine, after which he summoned the militia of Whitpain to arms. He was also one of the pilots leading the way for Maxwell's brigade down the Shippack road to attack the British at Germantown. His grandfather, John McGlathery, a native of County Antrim, near Belfast, Ireland, first purchased land in Whitpain in 1745, buying 150 acres of Anthony Morris and Zachariah Whitpain. The deceased was a member of Boehm's Reformed church, and was a brother [struck through with "uncle" written in] of Mehellen [sic.] McGlathery, Secretary and Treasurer of the Montgomery Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of Norristown. His wife preceded him to the tomb, and he leaves no children." --JAN 1883, Scrapbook #88, The Historical Society of Montgomery County, PA ___
Book:Public Ledger; Death Notice: John McGlathery; Philadelphia, PA: the newspaper, 14 OCT 1937;
Book:Not Known; Benjamin Schlater, "McGlathery Family," pp. 112-117.; Contained genealogy of Isaac McGlathery, parents and some descendants. Original Source in the Historical Society of Montgomery Co., PA;
Book:Pennsylvania Births: Montgomery County 1682-1800; John T. Humphrey; Washington, DC: Humphrey Publications, 1993, p. 309.; Name spelled ;