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Matthew McGlathery

Birthabt 1740
Other8 AUG 17405
PA Army / Private / Revolutionary War
8th Class
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Tag1792 carpenter
Aged: 60 years
Based on residence 

Margaret2 George2

Birthabt 1740
Deathabt 18302
Aged: 90 years
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses


2 SEP 17704 JUL 1834  PA, Philadelphia Co, Philadelphia,of Richard Robinett Sr 


21 MAY 17737 DEC 1817  PA, Philadelphia Co,of Elizabeth McNeil 

Martha "Patty" 

19 AUG 17757 JAN 1852  PA, Philadelphia Co,of Raphaelle Peale 


8 JAN 177809 JUN 1825  PA, Philadelphia Co, Philadelphia,of Sarah Fies 
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  • Newspaper, 05 APR 1900: "OVER SIXTY YEARS:: Mrs. and Mrs. McGlathery Will Celebrate a Remarkable Anniversary; During Forty Years of His Long Life the Husband Has Read The Inquirer,"
    Mr. and Mrs. James McGlathery will celebrate the sixty-second anniversary of their wedding this evening at their home on South Broad street. The old people were married at Old Swedes Church and then they were 23 years old. Their married life has been a most happy one and even to this day they are enjoying good health. However, Mrs. McGlathery is rather feeble and for that reason the wedding will be a very quiet one.

    Both Mr. and Mrs. McGlathery are both of good old Revolutionary stock. Mr. McGlathery's ancestors and descendants have fought in every war of the country and at the present time he has two grandsons fighting with the army in the Philippines. He received from them yesterday morning a copy of a paper published in Manila.

    Until the other day[,] Mr. McGlathery was priding himself on the fact that he and his wife were the oldest married couple in the city. Then he heard that there was a couple who had been married sixty-three years. In speaking of his old age yesterday[,] Mr. McGlathery said that he had been married for more than forty years. 'The morning Inquirer and I are old friends," said Mr. McGlathery," I have always used it to advertise for help and I find I get the best girls through The Inquirer; in fact, the trouble is the ones I got were so good that they off and got married.'

    The McGlatherys came to this country soon after William Penn and settled near Norristown. Mr. McGlathery's grandfather was Matthew McGlathery, who made gun carriages for the continental Army, and had a narrow escape from capture when the British invited Philadelphia. A painting of the old man now hangs in Carpenter's Hall. His father [? George McGlathery] fought in the War of 1812, and in the Civil War his son served as an ensign in the navy. Mr, McGlathery himself was on the original Union Volunteer Refreshment Committee, and is now one of three surviving members. His grandsons, Edward and Joseph Hincken, took part in the war with Spain and are now chasing Aguinaldo in the Philippines. Mrs. McGlathery was Miss Elizabeth Houseman, the daughter of Daniel Houseman."
    -- "The Philadelphia Inquirer, 5 APR 1900, p. 11.
  • Will, 22 FEB 1830: "In the Name of God, Amen, I, Margaret McGlathery of the district of Southwark, State of Pennsylvania widow considering the uncertainly of this Transitory Life and being of sound disposing mind and memory do make and declare this my Last Will and Testament in the manner following that is to say I order all my just debts funeral expenses and charges paid and satisfied and after payment thereof and every part thereof. I order that all of my Estate real personal and miscel. Wherewith at the time of my decease. I shall be witnessed in invested in which shall belong of right appertain unto me to be sold at such times as my Executors shall think convenient and after sale and payment the proceeds thereof to be distributed in Five equal shares or one fifth share I give and bequeath unto my grandaughter Mrs. Margaret Smith and her Heirs I give and bequeath to my daughter, Mrs. Mary Robinette and her Heirs one fifth shares. I give and bequeath unto s such children of my desceased son James McGlathery as may be living at the time of my demise one fifth share to be divided between them. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mrs. Martha Peale and her Heirs one fifth share. I also give and bequeath unto such children of my deceased son George McGlathery as may be living at the time of my demise of one fifth share to be divided equally between them and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint Ebeneezer Ferguson, Esq. and Richard Robinett, Merchant of Philadelphia, Executors of my Last Will and Testement hereby revoking all former Wills and Testaments by me made and do declare this to be my Last.

    In witnefs whereof I do here unto set my hand and seal this day nineteenth day of July in the year of Our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundered and twenty-five
    Maragaret X McGlathery
    Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Margaret McGlathery to be her Last Will and Testament in the presence of have here unto subscribed our names do witnefs the same.
    Garnett Rickham
    John Dubois
    George Cullins

    Philadelphia February 22nd 1830 There appeared Garnett Rickman, John DuBois and George Cullins the subscribing witnefs it to the forgoing Will and on there solemn oath according to the Law did see and here Margaret McGlathery the Testator in the forgoing will named, make her mark, seal publish and declare the same … and for her Last Will and Testament and that at the doing thereof she was of sound mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge and belief.
    John B. Sewall
    Dep. Registrar"

    --Registrar of Wills, Philadelphia Co., PA, Will Book 9 (1826-1829), pp. 455-456.
  1. FamilySearch United States Census, 1790
  2. FamilySearch United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783
  3. (& 4) Book: The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia: Instituted 1724; Google Free Book; originally published Philadephia, PA: H.C. Coates, 1887;
  4. Book: Pennsylvania Births: Montgomery County 1682-1800; John T. Humphrey; Washington, DC: Humphrey Publications, 1993, p. 309.; Name spelled ;
  5. Book: Abstract of Wills and Administrations, Montgomery Co., PA, Vol. 1 1784 - 1823.; Collections of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Vol. 269; Philadelphia, 1912.; p. 34 - 35.;
  6. Website: Member Page: James McGlathery (?-1817); Philadelphia, PA: Carpenters' Company Digital Archive & Museum, accessed December 12, 2020;
  7. Website: Carpenter's Company: An Act To Incorporate The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia," 26 July 1792.;
  8. Marriage Sources:
    Book: Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810; Linn, John B. & William H. Engle, M. D., Vol.VIII & IX; Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810;
  1. FamilySearch United States Census, 1800
  2. Other: Register of Wills, Philadelphia Co., PA, USA, Will Book 9 (1826-1829), pp. 455-456, FHL# 0021768; Last Will and Testament for Margaret McGlathery, Written 19 July 1825 and Proved 22 Feb. 1830. ;
  3. Marriage Sources:
    Book: Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810; Linn, John B. & William H. Engle, M. D., Vol.VIII & IX; Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810;
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