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Born: 1748, Died: 1801

The master builder John Harrison (III), whose relationship to the other Harrisons is unclear, was living in Mulberry Ward at the time of the 1774 tax. Two years later (January 26, 1776), John Thornhill reported "that John Harrison is Desirous of becoming a Member" of The Carpenters' Company; he was elected at the meeting of April 26, 1776. Although carried on the membership rolls, this Harrison was not active in The Company and after the Revolution became a lumber merchant at 151 North Water Street with a residence at 15 Vine Street (1794). That same year he was appointed an administrator of William William's estate.

Written by Roger W. Moss.

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  • Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia

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