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Eli Glover
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Birth: 1825
Alabama, USA
Death: Aug., 1894
Garden City
Cullman County
Alabama, USA

Eli married Elizabeth E. Steele sometime around 1849-1850.

Son of George and Rebecca Bynum Glover, Eli was not an educated man in the usual sense of the term, but he was a genius. Just after the Civil War he constructed a threshing machine. He made it light in order that he might carry it to different farms on a wagon. He hauled it with one ox. He could set it up ready for business in thirty minutes. It was a one-ox power machine. With his ox and machine he could thresh forty bushel of wheat per day.

A Garden City Tragedy.
A distressing state of affairs which has been existing at Garden City on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad has been current gossip on the streets in the city the past two days. The story was not credited until yesterday when the facts became known. Last week three children of Eli Glover, whose ages were three (Bertha, daughter of Lafayette and Eliza Glover Neely), fifteen (Elder) and twenty one years (Lex Eudora) respectively, were very ill with typhoid fever at their home at Garden City. The father sent for a well known physician to prescribe for the sick. He answered the call, it is said, was very much intoxicated. He gave the three patients a powerful drug of some nature, from the effects of which all three died within two days. The deaths were described as heartrending. The first victim to die was a little adopted girl, three years old, who died very quickly. The next victim was the brother, whose age was fifteen years. He died in great pain. The last death occurred soon after the other two. Mrs. August Schafer, who lives in this city, was with the victims when they died. She, too, is now very ill from the effects, it is supposed, of being so near the fatal drugs. The physician has taken the precaution of removing the bottles containing the drugs. No one knows what he administered. The authorities have begun to investigate the matter. The affair has been kept very quiet. The facts of the foregoing are related by Mr. August Schafer. - Birmingham Age..

In reference to the physician taking precaution to remove the bottles containing the drug, is a mistake. Dr. Ingraham, of Hanceville, has the bottles containing some of the drug in his possession.- Editor of the News..
[Birmingham Age, Thursday, October 8, 1885].

THE REAL STORY:.

Within a year after Bertha's birth, Eliza died and Bertha went to live with her grandmother Glover. Several years later Bertha died during a typhoid epidemic which also took the lives of her young uncle and aunt, Elder and Lex Eudora Glover..
[History of Bynum Family, Vol. 2. p. 197]

Obit:
Mr. Eli Glover was found dead a few days ago, lying across the shafts of his one ox carts, near Garden City. He was well known in this section. Heart failure was the cause of death.
[The Blount County News and Dispatch, August 30, 1894] 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George Glover (1775 - 1853)
  Rebecca Bynum Glover (1782 - 1853)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth E. Steele Glover (1831 - 1886)*
 
 Children:
  Susannah Ellender Glover Waid (1852 - 1892)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Glover Murphree (1854 - 1919)*
  Margaret Elvira Glover Harvey (1860 - 1926)*
  Elizabeth Tobitha Glover Gaines (1863 - 1929)*
  Eli Grant Glover (1866 - 1905)*
  Elder L. Glover (1868 - 1885)*
  Lex Eudora Glover (1870 - 1885)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sinah Serena Glover (1799 - 1850)*
  James Wesley Glover (1805 - 1855)*
  Lou Cynthia Glover Whited (1811 - 1894)*
  Isaac Glover (1816 - 1887)*
  Eli Glover (1825 - 1894)
  Steven Emesiah Glover (1828 - 1870)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cantrell Cemetery
Winston County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: rhm
Record added: Apr 10, 2010
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Eli Glover
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- rhm
 Added: Oct. 9, 2013
 
 
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