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Member number: 444
Date elected: 1/21/1878

Member number: 471*
Date elected: 5/4/1887

Member number: 293
Date elected: 1/1/1826

Description: Richard Chamberlain was a master builder elected a member of The Carpenters' Company in 1796. He served as a Warden of the company from 1810-1812. Richard lived on Coates Alley for most of his professional career. In 1791, he was listed at 15 Coates…
Member number: 192
Date elected: 1/1/1796

Member number: 449
Date elected: 7/24/1878

Member number: 369
Date elected: 1/1/1852

Description: Benjamin Clark was a master house carpenter claimed as an early member of The Carpenters' Company in 1786, although no Company records survive prior to the l760s. In 1724 he married Mary Hoston from the Haddonfield, West Jersey, Monthly Meeting, by…
Member number: 9*
Birth date: 1/11700

Member number: 260*
Date elected: 1/1/1813

Description: Joseph Clark was a master builder and a founder of the Friendship Carpenters Company in 1769. When the Friendship Company and The Carpenters' Company merged in 1786, he became a member of The Company. Architectural drawings held by the Maryland…
Member number: 138*
Date elected: 1/1/1786

Member number: 325
Date elected: 1/1/1835

Description: William Clark, son of master house carpenter Benjamin Clark, was also a member of the Carpenters' Company. In 1746 he married Beulah Coates at St. Michael's Lutheran Church.Biography from Philadelphia Architects and Buildings, a project of…
Member number: 11*
Birth date: 1/1/1725

Description: Aaron Clarke was elected to membership in the Carpenters Company of Philadelphia in 1794. Biography fromPhiladelphia Architects and Builders, a project of theAthenaeum of Philadelphia. Written by Sandra L. Tatman.
Member number: 175*
Date elected: 1/1/1794

Member number: 417
Date elected: 1/17/1870

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Description: Isaac Coats, Jr., was a master builder elected to The Carpenters' Company by 1768 although no Company records prior to the 1760s survive to provide a specific date. He was an "encourager" of the Philadelphia edition of Abraham Swan's The British…
Member number: 53*

Description: William Coleman was a master builder listed as an early member of The Carpenters' Company in 1786, but no Company records prior to the l760s survive to confirm the dates of his membership. Typical of early building trade craftsmen, Coleman married…
Member number: 18*
Birth date: 1/11672

Description: William Coles was elected to the Carpenters’ Company of Philadelphia in 1803. In 1810, he resided at 145 N. 8th street. By 1824, he had moved to 237 Race street. He again moved to 207 Sassafras street sometime between 1824 and 1827. In 1820, Coleman…
Member number: 224*
Date elected: 1/1/1803

Description: Abraham Colladay was a master builder elected to The Carpenters' Company in 1792. Colladay's only known commission is the steeple added to the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Lancaster, PA, in 1794. On May 22, 1795, the Columbianum or American…
Business name: Carpenter
Member number: 165
Birth date: 1/11760's
Date elected: 1/1/1792

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Member number: 285
Date elected: 1/1/1823

Description: Jacob Colladay was a master builder elected to The Carpenters' Company in 1792. He was also a member of the Columbia Fire Company, founded in 1796 for residents of the Eighth and Cherry Streets area of Philadelphia. biography from thePhiladelphia…
Member number: 163
Date elected: 1/1/1792

Member number: 332
Date elected: 1/1/1836

Member number: 284
Date elected: 1/1/1823

Member number: 283
Date elected: 1/1/1823

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Description: William Colladay was a master builder elected to The Carpenters' Company in 1769, serving as a member of various committees throughout the l770s. One of several master builders who were active in civic affairs in the last quarter of the eighteenth…
Member number: 76*
Birth date: 1/1/1738
Date elected: 1/3/1769

Description: Jacob Comly was a master builder elected to The Carpenters' Company in 1795. Biography from Philadelphia Architects and Builders, a project of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Written by Sandra L. Tatman.
Member number: 187*
Date elected: 1/1/1795

Member number: 335
Birth date: 1801
Date elected: 1/1/1837

Description: James Cooper was elected to the Carpenters’ Company in 1803 after being proposed by Robert Morrell. In 1805, he resided in Pearsons Court. The Directory for 1810 locates Cooper at 192 St. John st. and in 1814 at 147 St. John st. He died in 1816. His…
Member number: 223*
Date elected: 1/1/1803

Description: John Cooper was a master builder elected to The Carpenters' Company in 1785. John Cooper was proposed for the Carpenters’ Company by John King. It is certain that a carpenter named John Cooper lived at 133 Pine street from 1791 until his death in the…
Member number: 122*
Date elected: 1/7/1785

Member number: 400
Date elected: 7/16/1866

Member number: 302*
Date elected: 1/1/1831

Member number: 220*
Date elected: 1/1/1802

Description: James Corkrin was a master builder and lumber merchant who became a member of The Carpenters' Company in 1783 and served as Warden in 1784.Biography fromPhiladelphia Architects and Builders, a project of theAthenaeum of Philadelphia.
Member number: 106*
Date elected: 1/6/1782

Member number: 278*
Birth date: 1/1/1785
Date elected: 1/1/1820

Description: Joseph Cowgill was a master builder who became a member of The Carpenters' Company in 1800.Biography fromPhiladelphia Architects and Buildings, a project of theAthenaeum of Philadelphia. Written by Roger W. Moss.
Member number: 211*
Date elected: 1/1/1800

Member number: 340
Date elected: 1/1/1838

Description: John Cox was a master builder elected to membership in The Carpenters' Company in 1797. The existence of several men of this name (or Coxe) in late eighteenth-century Philadelphia makes positive identification impossible. The carpenter John Cox lived…
Member number: 204*
Date elected: 1/1/1797

Description: Patrick Craghead was a master builder who became a member of The Carpenters' Company before 1767. He served as a Second Lieutenant in Baldwin's Artillery Artificer Regiment during the Revolution. Written by Sandra L. Tatman, from thePhiladelphia…
Member number: 55*

Description: James Craig was a master builder elected to The Carpenters' Company in 1787. He was also an "encourager" of Abraham Swan's The British Architect (Philadelphia: R. Bell for J. Norman, 1775). Biography fromPhiladelphia Architects and Builders, a…
Member number: 153*
Date elected: 1/1/1787

Member number: 392
Date elected: 10/18/1864

Member number: 393
Date elected: 10/18/1864

Description: Matthew Crozier was a master builder elected to The Carpenters' Company in 1792. In Ryan K. Smith’s Robert Morris's Folly: The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder, Crozier is included as a master carpenter for Morris’s…
Member number: 166*
Date elected: 1/1/1792

Member number: 403
Birth date: 2/6/1827
Date elected: 10/15/1866

Member number: 472*
Date elected: 8/3/1887

Member number: 280*
Date elected: 1/1/1822

Member number: 459
Date elected: 5/2/1883

Member number: 432
Date elected: 11/4/1874

Member number: 431
Date elected: 11/4/1874

Description: Isaac Davis was a house carpenter elected to The Carpenters' Company in 1794. Nothing is known of Davis's professional activity; however, in 1798 he robbed the Bank of Pennsylvania, then housed in Carpenters' Hall, of $160,000 in bank notes and gold.…
Member number: 182*
Date elected: 1/1/1794

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Description: James Davis, Jr., was the son of a house carpenter and a successful master builder in his own right. The Carpenters' Company lists him as an early member; he is first mentioned as present at meetings in 1766, although no Company records prior to the…
Member number: 30*

Description: Samson (or Sampson) Davis was a carpenter elected to the Carpenters’ Company in 1810. He is first listed in Philadelphia’s City Directory as a house carpenter at 301 Arch street from 1795-1799. Sometime, after 1800, his address changed to 183 Cherry…
Member number: 244*
Date elected: 1/1/1810

Member number: 411
Date elected: 10/28/1868
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