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Biddle Family Papers

1766 - 1943
(bulk dates 1870-1927)

Manuscript Collection Number: 327
Accessioned: Gift of Barry and Sue Moyerman, 1972.
Extent: 8 linear ft. and oversize.
Content: Correspondence, photographs, receipts, bank books, wills and deeds.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: 1995 - 1996 by J. Andrew Armacost and Jennifer Paul.

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Table of Contents

Contents List

  • Genealogical Chart 1: Descendants of William Biddle and Lydia Wardell
  • Genealogical Chart 2: Descendants of Nicholas Biddle and Jane M. Craig
  • Genealogical Chart 3: Genealogy of the Lippincott Family
  • Genealogical Chart 4: Descendants of John Biddle and Sarah Owen
  • Genealogical Chart 5: Descendants of Thomas A. Biddle and Christine Williams
  • Genealogical Chart 6:Descendants of Alexander Biddle and Julia Williams Rush
  • Genealogical Chart 7:Lineage of Julia Williams Rush Biddle
  • Genealogical Chart 8:Descendants of Clement Cornell Biddle and Mary Barclay
  • Genealogical Chart 9:Descendants of James Cornell Biddle and Sarah C. Keppelle

  • + Biographical Note + Bibliography + Scope and Contents Note + Related Collections + Arrangement Note + Series Outline

    Contents List

    + Series I. - III.: Decendants of William Biddle (1697-1712) and Mary Scull; Wharton and Lippincott papers; Decendants of John Biddle (1707-1789) and Sarah Owen

    + Series IV.1 - IV. 5: The Alexander Biddle family: Alexander Biddle (1819-1899); Julia Williams Rush (1856-1879); Alexander W. Biddle (1856-1879); Julia Biddle (1859-1885); James Wilmer Biddle (1861-1927)

    + Series IV.6 - IV.9, V: The Alexander Biddle family (continued) Louis Biddle (1863-); Marianne Biddle (1865-); Lynford Biddle (1871-c. 1943; Lynford and Louis A. Biddle material; Miscellaneous Biddle family materials


    Contents List

    
                          GENEALOGICAL  CHART  1
    
             Descendants of William Biddle and Lydia Wardell
    
    
                      * numbers refer to birth order
    
    * bold names denote individuals whose papers are held in the collection
    
    
    
    William Biddle (1630-1712)    m.    Sarah Kempe (1634-1709)
    
         1.  William Biddle II (1669-1743)    m.1691    Lydia Wardell
    
              1.  William Biddle (1697-1756)    m.1730    Mary Scull (1709-1789)
    
                   1.  James Biddle (1731-1797)
    
                   5.  Charles Biddle (1745-1821)    m.1778    Hannah Shepard
                        
                        1.  William Shepard Biddle (1781-1835)
    
                        4.  Nicholas Biddle (1786-1844)  m.1811  Jane M. Craig (b. 1792)
                             chart 2
    
              6.  John Biddle (1707-1789)    m. 1736    Sarah Owen
                   chart 4 
    
    
    
    
    
                         GENEALOGICAL  CHART  2
    
             Descendants of Nicholas Biddle and Jane M. Craig
    
    
                      * numbers refer to birth order
    
    * bold names denote individuals whose papers are held in the collection
    
    
    
         chart 1
    Nicholas Biddle (1786-1844)   m.1811   Jane M. Craig (b. 1792)
    
         1.  Edward Biddle (1815-1872)   m.1842   Jane M. Sarimiento (1816-1884)
    
              1.  Edward Biddle (1851- after 1931)   1st m.   Emily Drexel (d. 1883)
                                   2d m.   Lilian H. Lee (b. 1862)        
                             
                                                 chart 3
                   2.  Nicholas Biddle (1893- after 1975)   m.1915   Sarah Lippincott (1894-1962)
                                                      
                        1.  Joanna Wharton Biddle (b. 1915)
    
                        2.  Nicholas Biddle, Jr. (b. 1917)
    
                        3.  Sarah Lee Biddle (b. 1921)
    
         2.  Charles J. Biddle (1819-1873)   m. 1853   Emma Mather
    
              2.  Charles Biddle (fl. 1880-1912)   m.   Letitia Glenn
    
         3.  Craig Biddle (1823- after 1907) 
    
    
    
    
    
                         GENEALOGICAL  CHART  3
    
                    Genealogy of the Lippincott Family
    
    
                      * numbers refer to birth order
    
    * bold names denote individuals whose papers are held in the collection
    
    
    
    Joshua Ballinger Lippincott (1813-1886)   m.1845   Josephine Craige
    
         1.  Joshua Bertram Lippincott (1857-1940)   m.1885   Joanna Wharton
    
              1.  Joseph Wharton Lippincott (1887-1976)  1st m.   Elizabeth Schuyler Mills
                                                         2d m.   Virginia J. Mathieson
    
    
                                            chart 2
              3.  Sarah Lippincott (1894-1962)   m.   Nicholas Biddle (1893-1975)
    
                   1.  Joanna Wharton Biddle (b. 1915)
    
                   2.  Nicholas Biddle, Jr. (b. 1917)
    
                   3.  Sarah Lee Biddle (b. 1921)
    
    
    
    
                          GENEALOGICAL  CHART  4
    
                Descendants of John Biddle and Sarah Owen
    
    
                      * numbers refer to birth order
    
    * bold names denote individuals whose papers are held in the collection
    
    
         chart 1
    John Biddle (1707-1789)   m.1736   Sarah Owen
    
         1.  Owen Biddle (1737-1799)   m.1760   Sarah Parke (d. 1794)
    
              2.  John Biddle (1763-1815)   m.1796   Elizabeth Canby (d. 1832)
    
                   6.  William Biddle (1806-1887)   m.1828   Elizabeth C. Garrett
    
         2.  Clement Biddle (1740-1814)   1st m.   Mary Richardson (d. 1773)
                                          2d m.1774   Rebekah Cornell
                charts 5, 8, 9
    
    
    
    
    
                          GENEALOGICAL  CHART  5
    
          Descendants of Thomas A. Biddle and Christine Williams
    
    
                      * numbers refer to birth order
    
    * bold names denote individuals whose papers are held in the collection
    
    
         chart 4
    Clement Biddle (1740-1814)   m.1774   Rebekah Cornell
    
         2.  Thomas A. Biddle (1776-1857)   m.1806   Christine Williams (1780-1861)
    
              1.  Clement Biddle (1810-1879)
    
              2.  Thomas Alexander Biddle (1814-1888)   m.   Julia Cox
    
                   1.  William Lyman Biddle (1853-1920)
    
              3.  Henry Jonathan Biddle (1817-1862)
    
              4.  Alexander Biddle (1819-1899)   m.1855   Julia Williams Rush (1833-1898)
                   chart 6
    
              5.  Jonathan Williams Biddle  (1821-1856)
    
         6.  Clement Cornell Biddle
              chart 8
    
         12.  James Cornell Biddle
              chart 9
    
    
    
    
     
                          GENEALOGICAL  CHART  6
    
         Descendants of Alexander Biddle and Julia Williams Rush
    
    
                      * numbers refer to birth order
    
    * bold names denote individuals whose papers are held in the collection
    
    
    
         chart 5                       chart 7
    Alexander Biddle (1819-1899)   m.1855   Julia Williams Rush (1833-1898)
    
         1.  Alexander W. Biddle (b. 1856)   m. 1879   Anne McKennan (1858-1937)
    
              1.  Pauline Biddle (b. 1880)   m.1905   John Penn Brock
    
              2.  Christine A. Biddle (b. 1882)   m.   Edwin Fish
    
              3.  Julia Rush Biddle (b. 1886)
    
              4.  Isabel Biddle (b. 1888)
    
              5.  Alexander Biddle (b. 1893)
    
         2.  Henry Rush Biddle (1858-1877)
    
         3.  Julia Biddle (1859-1885)
    
         4.  J. Wilmer Biddle (1861-1927)   m.   Cora Rowland
    
         5.  Louis A. Biddle (b. 1863)   m.   Rene H.A. Ducobu
    
         6.  Mariamne Biddle (b. 1865)
    
         7.  Lynford Biddle (1871- ca. 1943)
    
    
    
    
    
                          GENEALOGICAL  CHART  7
    
                  Lineage of Julia Williams Rush Biddle
    
    
                      * numbers refer to birth order
    
    * bold names denote individuals whose papers are held in the collection
    
    
    Dr. Benjamin Rush (1745-1813)   m.1776   Julia Stockton (1759-1848)
    
         12.  Samuel Rush (1795-1859)   m.1828   Anne Wilmer
    
              1.  James Rush (1829-1831)
    
              2.  Julia Williams Rush (1833-1898)   m.1855   Alexander Biddle (1819-1899)
                   chart 6
    
              3.  William Rush (1837-1860) 
    
    
    
    
                         GENEALOGICAL  CHART  8
    
          Descendants of Clement Cornell Biddle and Mary Barclay
    
    
                     * numbers represent birth order
    
    * names in bold denote individuals whose papers are held in the collection
    
    
    
         chart 4
    Clement Biddle (1740-1814)   m.1774   Rebekah Cornell
    
         2.  Thomas A. Biddle
              chart 5
    
         6.  Clement Cornell Biddle (1784-1855)   m.1814   Mary Barclay
    
              2.  George Washington Biddle (1818-1879)   m.   Mary C. McMurtrie
    
                   2.  Algernon Sydney Biddle (1847-1891)   m.1879   Frances Robinson
    
                        3.  Francis Beverly Biddle (1886-1968)
    
              3.  Chapman Biddle (1822-1880)   m.1849   Mary L. Cochran
    
         12.  James Cornell Biddle
              chart 9
    
    
    
    
                          GENEALOGICAL  CHART  9
    
        Descendants of James Cornell Biddle and Sarah C. Keppelle
    
    
                     * numbers represent birth order
    
    * names in bold denote individuals whose papers are held in the collection
    
    
    
         chart 4
    Clement Biddle (1740-1814)   m.1774   Rebekah Cornell
    
         2.  Thomas A. Biddle
              chart 5
    
         6.  Clement Cornell Biddle
              chart 8
    
         12.  James Cornell Biddle (1795-1838)   m.1825    Sarah C. Keppelle
    
              1.  Thomas Biddle (1827-1875)   m.1861   Sarah F. White
    
                   1.  Caldwell Keppelle Biddle (1863- after 1903)
    
              2.  Caldwell Keppelle Biddle (1829-1862)
    
    

    Contents List

    + Series I. - III.: Decendants of William Biddle (1697-1712) and Mary Scull; Wharton and Lippincott papers; Decendants of John Biddle (1707-1789) and Sarah Owen

    + Series IV.1 - IV. 5: The Alexander Biddle family: Alexander Biddle (1819-1899); Julia Williams Rush (1856-1879); Alexander W. Biddle (1856-1879); Julia Biddle (1859-1885); James Wilmer Biddle (1861-1927)

    + Series IV.6 - IV.9, V: The Alexander Biddle family (continued): Louis Biddle (1863-); Marianne Biddle (1865-); Lynford Biddle (1871-c. 1943; Lynford and Louis A. Biddle material; Miscellaneous Biddle family materials

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