Griffith, Isaac H.



Griffith, Isaac H.


Isaac Griffith was master builder elected to the Carpenters' Company in 1816. According to the directory, Griffith changed residences fairly frequently, multiple times he was listed on Kunckle street and N. 3rd street. He was the carpenter responsible for the Free Will Baptist Meeting House located on the south side of Queen street between Fifth and Sixth streets. Following his death in 1820, his widow and children received financial relief from the Carpenters' Company.

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

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Siddon, Josiah, Elizabeth and Mary

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Business Address

157 5th St., North (1814-1817)


N. side Stampers Alley bet. 2nd and 3rd Sts
Free Will Baptist Meeting House
S. side Queen bet. 5th & 6th Streets


Prime Directory: Isaac Griffith (no H.) listed as house carpenter, 9 Kunckle St. (1791, 1793) and between no. 183 and 178 N. 3rd St., (1796, 97, 99, 1800) ----------------------- City Directory - 1810 - Isaac, carpenter, 181 N. 3rd 1814 - Isaac, carpenter, 157 S. 5th Isaac, carpenter, 181 N. 3rd. 1820 - Isaac, wood wharf, Oak below Coates; dwelling 24 Kunckle ----------------------- City Records D.S.B. book # 335; filed July 28, 1811; received satisfaction Oct. 1, 1811 Isaac H. Griffith, John Anderson, Jr., James McKeage. The Provident Society of House Carpenters of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia DSB judgement for $400 warrant on bond dated July 28, 1811. Conditioned for the payment of $200 payable on the 29th of July 1811 together with lawful interest for the same. Jonathan Davis, treasurer. --------------------- City Records D.S.B. book#335; filed January 21, 1813 William E. Smith and Isaac Griffith (carpenters) vs. Windale Whiteman. Claim for $400 against a four story brick building situate in Stampers Alley between 2nd and 3rd streets on the north side within the City and County Phildelphia. This claim marked to the use of Mary Brooks by order of atty. filed January 12, 1813. ----------------------- City Records D.S.B. book #337; filed February 24, 1817; satisfied May 24, 1817 Isaac H. Griffith vs. John Elliott and Samuel Stevens. Claim for $320.97 against a certain large two story frame building situate on the south side of Queen street between Fifth and Sixth streets in the district of Southwark and county of Philadelphia called "The Free Will Baptist Meeting House," for carpenters work done. ----------------------- Managing Committee Minutes-1822-18-98 Relief of widow Griffith. Managing Committee Minutes-1823-18-120 Jesse Williamson returned Isaac Griffith's Book of Prices. From 1823-1833, total of 13 listings of $15 quarterly allowance of widow Griffith Also from 1823 to 1832, numerous listings for schooling of children: Siddon, Josiah, Elizabeth and Mary.

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Many listings for "Isaac Griffith"; below are those for Isaac H. Griffith.