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Died: c. 1780

The master builder Moses Thomas was married in Burlington, New Jersey, in 1742. The date of his arrival in Philadelphia is unknown, as is the date of his election to The Carpenters' Company; he appears to have signed the articles of The Company c1772. He was a resident of the Mulberry Ward of Philadelphia at the time of both the 1769 and 1774 taxes. During the Revolution, Thomas disappeared from the Warden's official list of Carpenters' Company members. On April 15, 1775, Thomas was warranted three hundred acres of land in Northampton County, PA; this may explain his disappearance from Philadelphia. Company records give his death date as 1780, although this has not been confirmed.

Written by Roger W. Moss.

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  • Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia

 

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