Birth  Announcement
TUESDAY,  JANUARY  6,  2009.

Please join us in welcoming the arrival of Miss Sarah Jane Glean.

Sarah Jane Glean
Born on Tuesday, January 6, 2009.





Grenada  installs  her  fifth  Governor  General

His Excellency Carlyle Arnold Glean
Governor General of Grenada

We send our most heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Carlyle Arnold Glean, our cousin in Grenada, who was recently appointed head of state, by order of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the second.

As might have been expected, we have collected a number of news articles reporting on this story, and among other things, they include a great deal of discussion about His Excellency's deep Christian faith, his extended absence from active politics (from 1995 to present), and his virtual detachment from partisan affiliation - credentials which are believed to have boded particularly well for him in receiving this appointment to the highest office on the island.

Updated on February 07, 2009.

News just coming to hand is that title of Knighthood has been conferred upon His Excellency, now Sir Carlyle Arnold Glean, appointed under The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George.





Evacuation  Day  Memorial
TUESDAY,  NOVEMBER  25,  2008.

Join us, today, as we remember the fantastic patriotism of Anthony Glean, Esq. (1751-1842), a hero of the American Revolution who served as a Naval Officer in the Continental Army, and who stood with some measure of distinction among those men invited to join General George Washington on the day of his triumphal entry into New York City on November 25, 1783 — Evacuation Day, as it is called in certain circles — for among them, he is reputed to have been "the man who fired the first gun, which took effect, at the British fleet, when it came to New York; and the man who hoisted the first American flag, when the British troops departed from it."


"Previous to the Revolution, he had made several voyages to Europe and the West Indies, and had accumulated a handsome property, and was a thorough seaman."

[The New-York Spectator (New York, NY), Nov. 30, 1830.]


He was the nephew of Anthony Glean, Esq. (1715-1776), my great-grandfather from seven generations back, and in our family papers, whenever he is mentioned, he is described with much endearment, having in fact settled in Saratoga County, New York, in the years following the war, together with the family of his cousin, James Glean, Esq. (c.1740-1811) [my great-grandfather of the following generation] and others.

James Embree Glean, Esq. (1775-1839) [the next gentleman in my ancestral line] also had the pleasure of knowing this man, even following in his footsteps, so to speak, for the most distinguishing aspects of his professional life appear to echo those of this former naval officer (who had, in his youth, made his living at sea), for we discover that our forefather, James Embree Glean, himself, had been introduced to life at sea, becoming a respectable planter, in his own rite, and the owner of a small, private estate on this island of Grenada.  And in his letters to home, from overseas, we find that our James Embree Glean spoke rather affectionately about his days in Saratoga County, in the company of this honorable gentleman, Anthony Glean, our old family patriarch, from an especially courageous generation, to whom we wish to dedicate this happy memorial.


" . . . by the hands of Lieut. Anthony Glean, the American standard was first raised, while the British were still getting into their boats and evacuating the city.  The standard waving in the air, the artillery again fired a salute of 13 guns, which was politely answered by the Admiral ship with 21 guns."
        — William Hone, Myer Moses, 1830.

" . . . the Star-spangled Banner was quickly run up by Lieut. Anthony Glean, and floated proudly, while the multitude gave vent to their joy in hearty cheers, and the artillery boomed forth a national salute of thirteen guns!"
        — James Riker, 1883.

"The British flag was torn down, new halyards were made ready, and the American flag was hoisted to the top by Lieut. Anthony Glean, the outward sign of the return of the natives of the United States to the control of their own land."
        — Wesley Washington Pasko, 1890.

[The New York Times (New York, NY), Nov. 25, 1949.]





2008  Evacuation  Day  Celebration
A  spectacular  light  show  illuminates  Evacuation  Day
TUESDAY,  NOVEMBER  25,  2008.

(Video by Nyier Abdou/The Star-Ledger)



Beacons to be lit to mark anniversary of British departure

The Poughkeepsie Journal, November 25, 2008.

An article written by Michael Daigle, Gannett News Service.

Today, just as dusk settles, a dozen hilltops covering 108 miles from Beacon to Princeton, N.J. will be illuminated with bright spotlights to mark the day 225 years ago when the last British troops boarded ships in New York harbor and sailed away, leaving behind a free nation.

The day is known as Evacuation Day.  It also was the day that the last shot of that war was fired in anger from a cannon on a retreating British ship at a crowd of jeering Americans standing on the shore of Staten Island.

To mark the event, Xenon spotlights will be mounted atop spots that approximate the sites of Revolutionary War beacon fires, said Catherine Litvack, executive director of the Crossroads of the American Revolution Association in New Jersey.  Her organization partnered with the Palisades Parks Conservancy, the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, Scenic Hudson and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to bring the event to life.

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An  old  family  photo  is  beautifully  restored
TUESDAY,  AUGUST  10,  2004.

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The Glean Family, circa 1900.
The Panorama Estate at Mount Craven, on the island of Grenada.





In  Memoriam  To  Our  Beloved
MONDAY,  APRIL  21,  2003.

Dorothy Ann Glean
August 17, 1927  -  April 21, 2003



April 21, 2003.

Mrs. Dorothy Ann Glean.

Dorothy Ann, daughter of Kathryn Lillian (Murmann) Muller and widow of Stedman John Glean, died in her sleep early this morning at her residence in Palm Bay, Florida.  "Dottie", as she was affectionately called, was born in the Bronx Borough of New York City, New York, on August 17, 1927, seventy-five years ago.  For many years, she served her community with distinction at the Bellevue Hospital, her employer in lower Manhattan, where she was loved and respected by all those who knew her.  She remained a lasting resident of the greater New York City area for over sixty-one years, until May 1989, when she proudly retired from her duties at Bellevue.  After this, and in order to be closer to her children and grandchildren, she moved to Alexandria, Virginia, and then later to Palm Bay, Florida.

Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Gary Gardner Glean of Melbourne Beach, Florida, and Guy Bradley Glean of Alexandria, Virginia, as well as her three grandchildren, Kathryn Alexandra Glean, Michael Francis Glean, and Joseph Anastacio Glean, all of Alexandria, Virginia.  She will be dearly missed by all of her loving family members, who hold fond and countless memories of those special years shared with "Grandma Dottie".

Interment is scheduled to take place at the Beechwoods Cemetery in New Rochelle, NY, at 9:30 a.m. on May 21, 2003, where she is to be buried along side a number of other Murmann descendants including her mother, Kathryn Lillian (Murmann) Muller, and her grandparents, George Jacob Murmann and Anna (Traver) Murmann.




Updated on May 21, 2003.

Interment of Dorothy Ann Glean.

Dorothy's remains were interred at the Beechwoods Cemetery in New Rochelle, NY, on May 21, 2003, at 12:00 noon.  In witness were family members Gary Gardner Glean, Guy Bradley Glean, Kathryn Alexandra Glean, and Joseph Anastacio Glean.





Glean  family  reunion  in  the  Bronx
SATURDAY,  APRIL  5,  2003.

My great-grandfather was a man named Wilfred Hall Embree Glean, and he was born in Grenada, way back in 1901.

On Saturday, April 5, 2003, the 102nd anniversary of his birth, my wife and I made a special trip up to New York, to meet up with two of his younger children (sisters of my long-lost grandfather, Stedman John Glean).

While there, we all went up to Ferncliff Cemetery, in Hartsdale, NY, to visit Wilfred's final resting place, and afterwards, we stopped by Jimmy's Bronx Cafe to enjoy a friendly meal together, as a family.  This picture was taken by our waiter.

The Glean Family.
Jimmy's Bronx Cafe (Bronx, New York).

Front Row:
  Edina Glean, Joseph Anastacio Glean, and Margaret Evelyn Glean.

Back Row:  Jasmine Crystal Glean and Joyce Madeline Glean.





James Embree Glean

John McComb, Jr.