Simes, Joseph



Simes, Joseph


Joseph Simes, or Sims, the carpenter, not to be confused with the well-known Philadelphia merchant Joseph Sims, was a member of the Carpenters' Company elected in 1810. Interestinly, Simes is not listed in the Philadelphia Directory until 1813 when he is labelled a carpenter living at 290 Lombard street. By 1830, he had moved to South Juniper below Walnut. After his death in 1846, his widow, Ann, was placed on widows' relief roll. Later in 1856, his widow solicited further aid from the Company and had removed to Harrison County, Ohio.

Biography from the Philadephia Architects and Buildings site, a project of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Written by Tom Stokes.

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Business Address

S. Juniper St. below Walnut (CD) (1830)


Carpenters' Co. Minutes-1847-233 Widow of Joseph Simes placed on widows' relief roll. Carpenters' Co. Minutes-1856-329 Communication from Mrs. Ann Simes of Harrison County, Ohio, soliciting further relief. ---------------------- City Directory - 1814 - Joseph, carpenter, 290 Lombard City Directory - 1830 - Joseph, carpenter, South Juniper below Walnut.

Defendant/Sheriff's Sale Notes

James W. lost property in 1848.