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Dr John McKelway
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Birth: Jan. 7, 1788
Glasgow
Glasgow City, Scotland
Death: Apr. 23, 1877
Trenton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA

He graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1813 or 1814 and came to America in 1817, locating in Trenton after one year spent in Lancaster, Pa. He was married in Scotland before he emigrated and his wife joined him after he had settled in Trenton. Dr. McKelway was a prominent physician in Trenton and was noted for his rigid observance of the ethics of the profession. He was postmaster of Trenton, 1842-43, having been appointed by President Tyler. In May 1848 Dr. McKelway and four other physicians were appointed by the New Jersey State Medical Society to organize the Mercer County Medical Society. A few years before his death, Dr. McKelway slipped on an icy pavement, fracturing his hip. This necessitated his retirement from active practice. He was the father of Dr. Andrew J. McKelway. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Isabella McKelway (1780 - 1866)*
 
 Children:
  Alexander Jeffery McKelway (1813 - 1885)*
  John McKelway (1818 - 1852)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mercer Cemetery
Trenton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Gregory Spesh
Record added: Aug 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11550222
 

Happy to share. John is my 5th great grandfather.
- Julie D.
 Added: Jul. 19, 2006
 
 
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