Dr. Rush's Ledger A, 1769-1782 (pp. 1-15)

Created: Wednesday, 05 January 2011 Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 February 2014 Written by Carol Eddleman Print Email

The ledgers and journals of some merchants and physicians of this period sometimes had notations of location and relationships alongside the entry of their client's name. The dates are the year the patient was first treated by the doctor. Original spellings are used and abbreviated names are spelled out when possible.

p. 1: 1774 Joseph Fisher -- Andrew Bunner's Brother-in-law. He married at Christ Church 20 Dec 1770 Sarah Fisher, sister of Joseph.

p. 3: 1769 Mr. Robert Carson -- Butcher on the Hill; 1775 Archibald Stewart-- Mr. Bradford's Clerk and Living at Mrs. Bryan's; 1775 Mr. Galbraith -- Mr. Branon Son-in-law -- Lettitia Co't.

p. 4: 1774 Benjamin Jones -- Taylor in Arbuckles Row

p. 5: 1769: William Rush -- Blacksmith up front street; 1780 -- John Dowers-- Arch Street; 1774 Peter Field -- Taylor (Tailor) in Walnut Street next to Almshouse; 1780 -- Mr. Donaldson -- Ship c'r (carpenter?) below ye Swedes Church

p. 6: 1769 Benjamin Mitchell -- House carpenter in Moravian Alley; 1775 Abel Jones -- in same house with Cox ye Shoemaker; 1779 Mr. McDaniel -- Taylor -- Water St.; 1775 Seymour Hart at ye Corner of 2nd and Vine Street; 1775 Patrick Wright -- Mr. Johnsons' (of Savanah) Cousen

p. 7: 1769 Joseph Rice -- Tabaconist in Water Street; 1779 Capt. Rice -- Sail maker of Col. Proctor's Artillery; 1776 Widow Shoemaker in Market beyond 7th Street

p. 8: 1769 Robert Kennady -- Print seller in 2nd Street; 1771 Widow March-- Second Street; 1776 Mr. Hewes -- North Carolina Delagate (signed Declaration of Independence)

p. 9: 1769 Jesse Carey -- Farmer beyond Frankford; 1775 Mr. Buckridge Sims [married Widow Forrest]; 1771 Mr. William Harper -- Water Street; 1775 John Davis [son of Benjamin Davis]; 1781 Thomas Chamberlaine -- Samuel's Cousen.

p. 10: 1775 Thomas Robinson -- Bricklayer [brother of Henry deceased]; 1779 Capt. Truckson --South Street; 1770 Widow Potts -- Market Street; 1776 Widow Whitehead [her husband was the keeper of the Work house]; 1771 Mr. Boyer in 2nd Street; 1775 James Gist -- Taylor in Water Street

p. 11: 1769 Anthony Morris -- Samuel Morris Sherif's Son; 1776 John Saltar below Pooles Bridge; 1779 Capt. Robinson -- Almond St.

p. 12: 1769 William Anderson -- Plasterer in Chestnut Street; 1780 Walter Hall -- Walnut Street; 1775 John Reynolds -- Mrs. Berriman's son

p. 13: 1771 Mr. James Stephenson -- Walnut Street

p. 14: 1769 Daniel Haley -- Locksmith in Elfreth's Alley; 1770 Mrs. Robinson in Pine Street -- Cornelius Hillman's Mother-in-law; 1775 Charles Lyon -- Hatter -- Capt. Lyon's son

p. 15: 1775 Capt. Copper [married J. Claypole's Daugh'r]; 1776 Mr. Anthony Butler at Major Mifflin's; 1774 Mr. John Stamper in 2nd Street opp. new market.