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Samuel T 

16 SEP 18358 JUN 1909  PA, Blair Co, Altoona Susan Virginia Raymond 
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Sarah H 

4 NOV 184022 DEC 1916  PA, Blair Co, Logan John Black 
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Asenath M 

NOV 18431903  PA  
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Ann H. 

JAN 18461913  PA Gabriel T. Hamilton 
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Isabella V 

18491940  WV  
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Frances Lloyd 

22 MAR 185408 MAR 1906  WV Thomas Clayton Parsons 
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  • Will, 17 FEB 1857: "Last Will & Testament of Samuel McGlathery, Decd[.]

    In the name of God Amen, I, Samuel McGlathery of Logan County, Blair County in the State of Pennsylvania being weak in body; but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to settle my word by the affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world where it would please God to call me hence, do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner and form following; this is to say:
    First and principally. I commit my soul unto the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried, and after my debts and funeral charges are paid
    I devise and bequeath as follows:

    Item: - I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary one horse saddle and bridle four cows and all my furniture at the time of my decease and also as long as she shall remain my widow the use of my house wherein I now reside and the one herein directed to be built, stabling hay and pasture for the said horse and cows, self-sufficient wood and fuel, five dollars per year for use of the Baptist Church in Altoona and the routes issued on profits from the farm wherein I now reside to be used for herself and her son herein after [sic.] named, to be in him of her dower and in full ofher share of my estate real and personal; and whereas my sons John [,] Allen and Samuel and my daughter[,] Elizabeth Reed[,] intermarried with Samuel Hagerty have already received from me the full shares of my estate in the land and money and which is to be their full share of my estate real and personal. I do therefore without specifically naming the lands and money which I have given to them - pass on to make the following bequests.

    Item. I give and bequeath unto my grandson[,] Samuel Merryman and son of my daughter[,] Isabella[,] now deceased[,] who was intermarried with George Merryman, the interest annually of five hundred dollars during his natural life which is to be in full of his share of my estate[,] real and personal.

    Item. I give and devise unto my granddaughter[,] intermarried with Joshua Robeson (she being a daughter of my deceased daughter Isabella) the house and lot in the Borough of Altoona which I purchased from Henry Wehee which shall be in full of her share of my estate real and personal.

    Item. I do give and devise unto my son[,] Levi (son of my said wife) all of my other real and personal estate at the time of my decease subject to the provisions of this will and __ and the said real and personal estate to be under control and management of my Executors herein after named until he shall have obtained the age of twenty-one years when they shall deliver the same which shall be in full of his share of my real estate

    Item. it is my desire that all monies that may be on hand at the time of my demise or that may come come [sic.] within the hands of my executors from debts due on contracts, bonds notes or accounts and also all the profits of my real estate not otherwise disposed of, over and above necessary ___ shall be put to witness on good security for the use of my son[,] Levi after he shall have attained the age of twenty-one years unless from sickness or otherwise it should be found that the income of the said farm where I now reside would be not sufficient for the comfortable and necessary support of my wife and son Levi; and it is also my will and desire that as soon as convenient after my decease a house of brick or plank frame about twenty feet square one and a half stories high with convenient kitchen and chimney be erected near the site of my present dwelling for the use of my said wife and son[,] Levi[,] as before mentionedAnd lastly, I do hereby appoint and constitute my wife[,] Mary McGlathery[,] Jonathan Hamilton and James L. Gwinn as executors of this my last Will and Testament revoking all others by me heretofore made satisfying and confirming this my last Will and Testament. In the Testimony thereof. I have hereunto set my hands and seal this thirty-first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven.

    Samuel McGlathery -seal-

    Signed, sealed[,] published and declared by Samuel McGlathery the foregoing Testator, as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request in his presence and the presence of each other, subscribed our names as witnesses hereto.
    Oliver Hagarty
    John W. Scott
    David B. Templeton

    Blair County ss:
    On the 17" day of February A.D. 1857 personally appeared before me the Register of Probate and Will and granting of Letters Testamentary and of Administration in and for said County Oliver Hegarty and David B. Templeton [tes] tator who being duly and severally sworn according to the law, do depose and say that they are personally present and did see
    and here, the within named Samuel McGlathery sign, seal, execute and declare publish and pronounce the within and foregoing instrument of writing, as and for his last Will and Testament and that they these deponents did sign their names to the said Government as witnesses, in the presence of each other and in the presence of the said Testator and at his
    insistence and request, and that he (the said Testator) was at the time of signing the same of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of their knowledge, and belief.

    Sworn and Subscribed before me Hugh A. Caldwell, Registrar. David B. Templeton, Oliver Hargarty

    On this day 17" day of January A.D. 1857, personally appeared Jonathan Hamilton[,] Mary McGlathery and James L. Gwinn who being severally and duly sworn according to law, Do depose and say that as Executrix and Executors of the said Will and and Testament of Samuel McGlathery deceased they with well and truly administer the go [sic.]ods and chattels[,] rights and credits which were of the said deceased according to law, that they will faithfully regard and well and truly comply with provisions of the law relating to collateral inheritances.
    Sworn and Subscribed before me, Hugh A. Caldwell, Registrar: Mary McGlathery, Jonathan Hamilton, James L. Gwinn"
    --Blair Co., Pennsylvania, Will Book A, pp. 418-9
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  • Newspaper, 17 JUN 1880: "At the residence of the bride's father, Thursday evening, [J]ohn Black and Miss[ ]Sallie H. McGlathery, both of this city, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock by Rev. M. N. Cornelieus. May their journeys through life be pleasant ones, and their paths be strewn with roses."
    --"Altoona Tribune," 17 JUN 1880, p. 3.
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  • Obituary, 11 DEC 1893: "'AN AGED RESIDENT'S DEATH: Mrs Martha McGlathery Passes Away at a Ripe Old Age.'

    Saturday morning at ten minutes after 7 o'clock Mrs. Martha McGlathery, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed residents of this city, died of the accumulated infirmities incident to old age at her home, 1409 Eighth avenue. The deceased was born in Pleasant Valley, near the city, and was aged 82 years, 4 months and 26 days. She afterward resided on the farm at what is now known as the East End of the city, until twenty years ago, when she removed with her husband to the home where all the remainder of her days were passed.

    Her maiden name was Hamilton and her marriage to Allan McGlathery, whose death occurred August 1. 1890, took place in this city December 23, 1834. To this union seven children were born, and six of these survive to mourn the loss of one who was always a kind and loving parent, a shining example of Christian living, one in whose death the beacon to the better life has only been transferred from time to eternity. The surviving children are: Samuel McGlathery, of Springfield, West Virginia; Annie, wife of G. T. Hamilton; Fannie, wife of T. C. Parsons; Sallie, wife of John Black; Misses Senie and Belle V. McGlathery, the latter two at home and all but the one son, of this city. She also leaves two sisters, who reside in Pittsburgh.

    Mrs. McGlathery was a life-long and consistent member of the Presbyterian church, having been connected with the congregation at Hollidaysburg before the First church was organized in this city. Her life was a continual living of the faith she professed and her death was a triumph.

    Funeral services will be conducted at the family home, 1409 Eighth avenue, this afternoon at 2.30 o'clock by Rev. J. W. Bain, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, after which the interment will be made in Fairview Cemetery." -
    -= "Altoona Tribune," 11 DEC 1893, p. 4.
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  • Newspaper, 12 JUL 1895: Dr. William M. Findley, the brother of the late Captain Joseph R. Findley, a member of Company F, hosted a festive and elaborate dinner at his home to commemorate "the thirty-second anniversary of attack on the Battle of Fort Wagner" for the surviving of the company, "known as the Keystone Zouaves" on Thursday, 11 July 1895 at his home. During the dinner Dr. Findley read the following letter:
    "ALTOONA, July 10, 1895
    'To the Survivors of Co. F, 76th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Greeting:
    'We herewith return to you the highly-prized sword presented by you to your Captain T. L. McGlathery, during the late rebellion. With kindest regards to your honorable body we are very respectfully, the family of his brother. ALLEN MCGLATHERY"
    -"Altoona Tribune," Altoona, PA, 12 July 1895, p. 3
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  • Obituary, 28 FEB 1903: "'RECORD OF DEATHS. Names of Persons Who Have Joined the Great Majority.' At 11.30 o'clock yesterday morning[,] Asenath M., daughter of Allen and Martha Martha McGlathery, deceased, died at her home, 1409 Eighth avenue, of a complication of diseases. Her illness extended over a period of twenty years, and although a great sufferer she bore all with Christian grace, expressing a desire to be willing not only to do, but to suffer her Master's will. She was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian church and is survived by one brother, Samuel T., of Rowney, W.. Va., and four sisters: Mrs. John Black, Mrs. G. T. Hamilton, Mrs. T. C. Parsons and Belle V., of Altoona. Funeral services will be conducted at the house at 4 o'clock this afternoon by Rev. J. W . Bain. Private interment at "a later hour in Fairview cemetery."
    --Altoona Tribune, 28 Feb 1903, Sat, Page 1
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  • Obituary, 09 MAR 1906: "Mrs. Frances Lloyd Parsons, wife of Thomas Clayton Parsons, the well known East Side real estate and loan investment agent, at 8:45 yesterday morning, at her home, 1312 Eighth Avenue. Pneumonia followed by another complication covering a period of more than 6 weeks was the cause of her death. She was daughter of Allen and Martha McGlathery deceased, of Altoona and was born in West Virginia in 1854. Had she lived until the 18th of this month she would have been 52 years of age. She was married on December 24, 1878. In her death, Altoona lost one of its most beloved woman and the First Presbyterian church one of its most devoted members. For twelve years prior to her marriage [,] she was organist tin [sic.] the church and for many years played organ at prayer meetings. She was organist of the primary school for upwards of twenty years. She was a prominent member of the Women's Missionary society. She is survived by her husband and a son, Thomas Chester Parsons, and the following brothers [sic.] Samuel T. McGlathery, Romney, W. Va., Mrs. Sarah H. Black, and Mrs. Annie H. Hamilton, Greenwood. Funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends, please omit flowers."
    -"Altoona Times" (PA) 9 MAR 1904, p. 8.
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  • Obituary, 11 JUN 1909: "'DEATH RECORD'
    Samuel T. McGlathery, of heart failure, at his home in Springfield, W. Va. He was a son of the late Allen McGlathery, of this city, and a brother of Mrs. John Black, Mrs. Gabriel T. Hamilton and Miss Belle McGlathery, also of this city. He was aged 72 years."
    --"Altoona Tribune," 11 JUN 1909, p. 12.
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  • Obituary, 7 AUG 1913: Annie H. Hamilton, wife of Gabriel T. Hamilton, died after an illness of but a few weeks. Deceased was the daughter of Allen and Martha McGlathery, deceased, and was aged 67 years. She had resided all her life in the city and vicinity and enjoyed the respect and esteem of a wide circle of friends. She was a charter member of the Morningstar, one of its most earnest workers. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Lewis E. and Grace E. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. John Black and Miss Belle V. McGlathery, both of this city. The funeral 'arrangements have not been completed?"
    - Altoona [PA] Tribune, 7 AUG 1913, p. 10.
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  • Obituary, 11 DEC 1893: "'AN AGED RESIDENT'S DEATH: Mrs Martha McGlathery Passes Away at a Ripe Old Age.'

    Saturday morning at ten minutes after 7 o'clock Mrs. Martha McGlathery, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed residents of this city, died of the accumulated infirmities incident to old age at her home, 1409 Eighth avenue. The deceased was born in Pleasant Valley, near the city, and was aged 82 years, 4 months and 26 days. She afterward resided on the farm at what is now known as the East End of the city, until twenty years ago, when she removed with her husband to the home where all the remainder of her days were passed.

    Her maiden name was Hamilton and her marriage to Allan McGlathery, whose death occurred August 1. 1890, took place in this city December 23, 1834. To this union seven children were born, and six of these survive to mourn the loss of one who was always a kind and loving parent, a shining example of Christian living, one in whose death the beacon to the better life has only been transferred from time to eternity. The surviving children are: Samuel McGlathery, of Springfield, West Virginia; Annie, wife of G. T. Hamilton; Fannie, wife of T. C. Parsons; Sallie, wife of John Black; Misses Senie and Belle V. McGlathery, the latter two at home and all but the one son, of this city. She also leaves two sisters, who reside in Pittsburgh.

    Mrs. McGlathery was a life-long and consistent member of the Presbyterian church, having been connected with the congregation at Hollidaysburg before the First church was organized in this city. Her life was a continual living of the faith she professed and her death was a triumph.

    Funeral services will be conducted at the family home, 1409 Eighth avenue, this afternoon at 2.30 o'clock by Rev. J. W. Bain, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, after which the interment will be made in Fairview Cemetery." -
    -= "Altoona Tribune," 11 DEC 1893, p. 4.
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  • Obituary, 09 MAR 1906: "Mrs. Frances Lloyd Parsons, wife of Thomas Clayton Parsons, the well known East Side real estate and loan investment agent, at 8:45 yesterday morning, at her home, 1312 Eighth Avenue. Pneumonia followed by another complication covering a period of more than 6 weeks was the cause of her death. She was daughter of Allen and Martha McGlathery deceased, of Altoona and was born in West Virginia in 1854. Had she lived until the 18th of this month she would have been 52 years of age. She was married on December 24, 1878. In her death, Altoona lost one of its most beloved woman and the First Presbyterian church one of its most devoted members. For twelve years prior to her marriage [,] she was organist tin [sic.] the church and for many years played organ at prayer meetings. She was organist of the primary school for upwards of twenty years. She was a prominent member of the Women's Missionary society. She is survived by her husband and a son, Thomas Chester Parsons, and the following brothers [sic.] Samuel T. McGlathery, Romney, W. Va., Mrs. Sarah H. Black, and Mrs. Annie H. Hamilton, Greenwood. Funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends, please omit flowers."
    -"Altoona Times" (PA) 9 MAR 1904, p. 8.
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  • Obituary, 7 AUG 1913: Annie H. Hamilton, wife of Gabriel T. Hamilton, died after an illness of but a few weeks. Deceased was the daughter of Allen and Martha McGlathery, deceased, and was aged 67 years. She had resided all her life in the city and vicinity and enjoyed the respect and esteem of a wide circle of friends. She was a charter member of the Morningstar, one of its most earnest workers. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Lewis E. and Grace E. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. John Black and Miss Belle V. McGlathery, both of this city. The funeral 'arrangements have not been completed?"
    - Altoona [PA] Tribune, 7 AUG 1913, p. 10.
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