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Member number: 438
Date elected: 3/15/1876

Description: John Adolph was a master builder who was elected to The Carpenters' Company in 1796. Biography fromPhiladelphia Architects and Builders, a project of theAthenaeum of Philadelphia. Written by Roger W. Moss.
Member number: 193*
Date elected: 1/1/1796

Member number: 410
Date elected: 10/21/1868

Description: John Allen was a Master Builder proposed for membership in The Carpenters' Company by Thomas Nevell, and Abraham Carlile. He was elected on April 15, 1771, but died without taking part in any recorded activities of The Company. Written by Roger W.…
Member number: 90a*
Birth date: 1/1/1721
Date elected: 4/15/1771

Description: Robert Allison, a talented carpenter and master builder, proved to be one of the Carpenters’ Company’s most colorful members. Carpenter, master builder, land speculator and developer, he was a strong supporter of the American cause. Well-known…
Member number: 99
Date elected: 1/1/1773

Member number: 375
Date elected: 7/18/1853

Member number: 314*
Date elected: 1/1/1833

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Description: James Armitage was a master builder elected Warden of The Carpenters Company (1770) and Assistant Master (1781). He took one Isaac McAlee as an apprentice in 1773. Armitage was the principal carpenter for the construction of Old Pine Presbyterian…
Member number: 36*

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Description: Richard Armitt was a master builder elected to The Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia prior to 1767. He supplied lumber for the decoration of John Cadwalader's town house on Second Street, 1769-1770, and is recorded as taking on Alexander Duguid as…
Member number: 44*
Date elected: 1/1/1767

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Description: William Ashton was a master builder elected to The Carpenters' Company on April 19, 1770. He was an encourager to the 1775, Philadelphia edition of Abraham Swan's The British Architect. Written by Roger W. Moss, from thePhiladelphia Architects and…
Member number: 80*
Date elected: 1/2/1770

Member number: 301*
Date elected: 1/1/1830

Description: Samuel Baker jr. was elected to the Carpenters’ Company in 1802. Following his death, his widow received an allowance of 20$ quarterly payments. In 1826, the Company resolved to reduce the payments to 15$.Biography from thePhiladelphia Architects and…
Member number: 219*
Date elected: 1/1/1802

Description: Michael Baker was a carpenter and lumber merchant elected to the Carpenters’ Company in 1803. During his membership, he held many positions such as Warden, Treasurer, and even President. He also served on Book Prices Committee and the Managing…
Member number: 227*
Date elected: 1/1/1803

Member number: 248*
Date elected: 1/1/1810

Member number: 358
Date elected: 1/1/1849

Member number: 267*
Date elected: 1/1/1815

Member number: 395
Date elected: 4/26/1865

Description: John Barker was a master builder who first became a member of the Friendship Carpenters' Company, signing the articles in 1775. When that Company merged with The Carpenters' Company in 1786, he transferred his membership. Biography from Philadelphia…
Member number: 135*
Date elected: 1/1/1786

Member number: 343
Date elected: 1/1/1839

Description: Conrad Bartling was a master builder elected to The Carpenters' Company in 1785. He became a Warden of The Company in 1791. Biography fromPhiladelphia Architects and Builders, a project of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.Written by Roger W. Moss.
Member number: 112*
Date elected: 1/2/1785

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Description: Gunning Bedford was an important master builder who remained active in the building trades throughout his life, although few buildings can firmly be attributed to him. The son of Gunning and Mary Bedford of New Castle (DE), he appears in Philadelphia…
Member number: 34*
Birth date: 1/1/1720

Member number: 435
Birth date: 1/1/1840
Date elected: 8/4/1875

Member number: 391*
Birth date: 5/12/1836
Date elected: 10/18/1864

Member number: 348
Birth date: 1/1/1807
Date elected: 1/1/1841

Member number: 351
Birth date: 1/1/1813
Date elected: 1/1/1842

Description: Owen Biddle, "House carpenter and teacher of architectural drawing," is primarily remembered as the author of The Young Carpenter's Assistant, or A System of Architecture, Adapted to the Style of Building in the United States. Illustrated with…
Member number: 210*
Birth date: 1/1/1774
Date elected: 1/1/1800

Member number: 483*
Date elected: 12/27/1890

Member number: 480
Date elected: 1/25/1890

Member number: 256*
Date elected: 1/1/1812

Member number: 350
Date elected: 1/1/1841

Member number: 287*
Date elected: 1/1/1823

Description: Andrew Boyd was a master builder who signed the articles of The Carpenters' Company in 1785. Biography from Philadelphia Architects and Builders, a project of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Written by Roger W. Moss.
Member number: 110*
Date elected: 1/1/1785

Description: James Boyer was a master builder and probably the son of William Boyer. He was elected to membership in The Carpenters' Company on January 18, 1790 after being proposed by William Garrigues. Biography from Philadelphia Architects and Builders, a…
Member number: 158*
Date elected: 1/1/1788

Description: William Boyer was a master builder elected to The Carpenters' Company in 1770. He was an "encourager" to the Philadelphia edition of Abraham Swan's The British Architect (Philadelphia: R. Ball for J. Norman, 1775). Boyer was listed in the Mulberry…
Member number: 79*
Date elected: 1/1/1770

Member number: 414
Date elected: 1/1/1869

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Description: James Bringhurst was a master builder who subsequently became a successful merchant. He was elected to The Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia before 1768, but no Company records prior to the 1760s survive to give a specific date. Prior to the…
Member number: 66*
Birth date: 1/1/1730
Date elected: 1/9/1763

Member number: 491*
Date elected: 7/17/1893

Member number: 374
Date elected: 7/18/1853

Member number: 408
Date elected: 4/15/1867

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Description: Levi Budd (1726-1790) was a master builder of the Northern Liberties who became a member of The Carpenters' Company prior to 1770. Elected Assistant of The Company, 1780-1782, he was one of the six members "displaying designs in architecture" at the…
Member number: 41*
Birth date: 1/1/1726

Member number: 486*
Birth date: 10/4/1837
Date elected: 4/22/1891

Member number: 390
Date elected: 10/17/1864

Member number: 305
Date elected: 1/1/1832

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Description: Abraham Carlile was a master builder and lumber merchant. The exact date of his election to The Carpenters Company is unknown because all company records prior to the 1760s are lost. He was, however, an active member and one of the largest…
Member number: 26*
Birth date: 1/1/1720

Description: Isaac Carlile was a master builder elected a member of The Carpenters' Company in 1796. Biography from Philadelphia Architects and Builders, a project of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.Written by Roger W. Moss.
Member number: 196*
Date elected: 1/1/1796

Member number: 482*
Date elected: 5/7/1890

Member number: 487*
Date elected: 7/18/1892

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Description: Robert Carson was a master builder who became a member of the Carpenters' Company prior to 1770. He is recorded as having built pews for the Third (Old Pine) Presbyterian Church of 1768. During the American Revolution, English soldiers utilized the…
Member number: 57*

Member number: 230*
Birth date: 1/1/1759
Date elected: 1/1/1804

Description: Samuel Caruthers was a house carpenter elected to The Carpenters' Company in 1771, although he never signed the articles and there is no record of his attending meetings. He is primarily of interest as a manufacturer and dealer in hand tools for the…
Member number: 89*
Date elected: 1/2/1771
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