Morgan John Rhees

The following is from Sidney Lee, editor, Dictionary of National Biography, Volume XLIII, 1896, p. 82. The original Welsh spelling of the surname was Rhys, but Morgan changed it to…

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Thomas Ustick

The Ustick family lived in New York City during the Colonial era, where Thomas was one of five children. He was named after his grandfather who was originally from Cornwall,…

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Morgan Edwards

In 18th-century Wales the vast majority of its people spoke Welsh, but as part of the United Kingdom, some knew English as well. Born and educated at home in Wales,…

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Jenkin Jones

William Penn opened his colony to anyone seeking freedom to worship God as they wished. Two years after his Quaker settlement was begun in 1682, a group from Rhode Island…

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Abel Morgan

The country of Wales is about the size of New Jersey, situated on the island of Great Britain to the west of England. It has remained a culturally distinct member…

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Daniel McBride Graham

Someone whose working life was a mix of several different occupations is often a person who  lived in several different places. Daniel’s journey was like that; his career path was…

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George Subers Broadbent

George grew up with two younger brothers in Berks County, Pennsylvania. His father, from Yorkshire, England, was in the woolen business. That led to one of George’s brothers becoming a…

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William Rogers

A section of Mount Moriah Cemetery was purchased by the First Baptist Church (FBC) of Philadelphia in 1859 because they wanted to relocate the burial ground from their former property…

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Henry Holcombe

Born in Virginia, Henry’s parents moved when he was young to South Carolina. As a teenager he witnessed the birth of the new nation and wanted to be a part…

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Burton J. Kollock

The genealogy of the Kollock family goes back to the late 1600s in Sussex County, Delaware, but it appears Burton’s father, David, made the move to Philadelphia before Burton and…

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