Aaron Lyle Aaron Lyle (November 17, 1759 – September 24, 1825) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
Abraham Markoe Abraham Markoe (July 2, 1727 – August 28, 1806), was an American patriot who founded the Philadelphia Light Horse, now known as the First City Troop.
Adamson Tannehill Adamson Tannehill, a native of Maryland, is representative of the United States’ founding generation whose members were active participants in the early military and political events of their co...
Allen McLane Allan McLane (August 8, 1746 – May 22, 1829) was an officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
Anthony Wayne Anthony Wayne (1 January 1745 – 15 December 1796) was a United States Army officer, statesman, and member of the United States House of Representatives.
Arthur St. Clair Arthur St. Clair (– August 31, 1818) was an American soldier and politician.
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin (April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and in many ways was "the First American".
Benjamin Rush Benjamin Rush (– April 19, 1813) was a Founding Father of the United States.
Charles Thomson Charles Thomson (November 29, 1729 – August 16, 1824) was a Patriot leader in Philadelphia during the American Revolution and the secretary of the Continental Congress (1774–1789) througho...
Christian Lower Christian Lower (January 7, 1740 – December 19, 1806) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
Christopher Ludwick Christopher Ludwick or Ludwig 1720 Germany - 1801 Philadelphia was a German immigrant in Philadelphia who served as baker general for the Continental Army during the American Revolutio...
Clement Biddle Colonel Clement Biddle (May 10, 1740 – July 14, 1814) was an American Revolutionary War soldier.
David Franks David Salisbury Franks (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1740–1793, Philadelphia) was aide-de-camp for General Benedict Arnold during the American War of Independence.
David Franks (aide-de-camp) David Salisbury Franks (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1740–1793, Philadelphia) was aide-de-camp for General Benedict Arnold during the American War of Independence.
David Franks (loyalist) David Franks (born 23 September 1720 in New York – October 1794 in Isleworth, England) was a loyalist in the war of the American Revolution.
David Jackson (delegate) David Jackson (1747 – September 17, 1801) was an American apothecary and physician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
David Redick David Redick (died 1805) was a Pennsylvania surveyor, lawyer, and politician.
Doan Outlaws The Doan Outlaws were a notorious gang of brothers from a Quaker family most renowned for being British spies during the American Revolution.
Edward Shippen, IV Edward Shippen (February 16, 1729 – April 15, 1806) was a lawyer, judge, government official, and prominent figure in colonial and post-revolutionary Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Elizabeth "Harriot" Wilson Elizabeth Wilson (c. 1762 — January 3, 1786) was an American whose execution by hanging for the purported murder of her children in southeastern Pennsylvania during the immediate post-Revolution...
Enoch Edwards (surgeon) Enoch Edwards (1751 – April 18, 1802, Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American physician and a leading Patriot during the American Revolution.
Esther de Berdt Esther de Berdt Reed (October 22, 1745 – September 18, 1780) was active in the American Revolutionary War as a civic leader for soldiers' relief, who formed and led the Ladies Association...
James Ewing (Pennsylvania) James Ewing (1736–1806) was a Pennsylvania soldier, statesman, and politician of the Colonial, Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary eras.
James Wilson James Wilson was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. Wilson was elected twice to the Continental Congress, and was a major force in drafting the United States Constitution, where he represented Pennsylvania.
Jasper Yeates Jasper Yeates (1745–1817) was a lawyer and judge from Pennsylvania, a justice of the state Supreme Court from 1791 to 1817.
Jehu Eyre Jehu Eyre or Ayer (January 10, 1738 – July 23, 1781) was an American businessman, veteran of the French and Indian War and American Revolutionary War, and member of the influential Eyre fa...
John Armstrong, Sr. John Armstrong (October 13, 1717 – March 9, 1795) was an American civil engineer and soldier who served as a major general during the Revolutionary War.
John Barclay (mayor) John Barclay (Ballyshannon, Ireland, January 22, 1749 – September 15, 1824, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American soldier, politician, and jurist.
John Dickinson (politician) John Dickinson was an American lawyer and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware.
John Dunlap John Dunlap (1747 – November 27, 1812) was the printer of the first copies of the Declaration of Independence and one of the most successful American printers of his era.
John Hamilton (congressman) John Hamilton (November 25, 1754 – August 22, 1837) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
John Joseph Henry John Joseph Henry (November 4, 1758 – April 15, 1811) was a private soldier from Pennsylvania in the American Revolutionary War.
John Morgan (physician) John Morgan (June 10, 1735 – October 15, 1789) was co-founder of the Medical College at the University of Pennsylvania, the first medical school in Colonial America; and he served as the second ...
John Nixon (financier) John Nixon (1733–1808) was a financier and official from Philadelphia who served as a militia officer in the American Revolutionary War.
John Penn (governor) John Penn was the last governor of colonial Pennsylvania, serving in that office from 1763 to 1771 and from 1773 to 1776.
John Pratt (soldier) John Pratt (October 12, 1753 – December 27, 1824) was an officer in the United States Army who served as acting Adjutant General of the U.S. Army from 1790 to 1791.
John Rea (politician) John Rea (January 27, 1755 – February 26, 1829) was an early 19th-century American politician.
John Ross (American patriot) John Ross (Tain, Ross, Scotland, 29 January 1726 – March 1800, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a merchant during the American Revolution.
John Wilkins, Jr. John Wilkins, Jr. (December 22, 1761 – April 20, 1816) was a United States Army Major General who served as Quartermaster General of the United States Army from 1796 to 1802.
Jonathan Gostelowe Jonathan Gostelowe (1744 or 1745, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1795, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an 18th-century American cabinetmaker, best remembered for his Philadelphia Chippendale-style...
Joseph Galloway Joseph Galloway (1731 – 10 August 1803) was an American politician.
Joseph Hiester Joseph Hiester (November 18, 1752June 10, 1832) was the fifth Governor of Pennsylvania from 1820 to 1823.
Joseph Reed (jurist) Joseph Reed was a lawyer, military officer and statesman of the Revolutionary Era who lived the majority of his life in Pennsylvania, United States.
Joseph Reed (politician) Joseph Reed (August 27, 1741 – March 5, 1785) was a lawyer, military officer and statesman of the Revolutionary Era who lived the majority of his life in Pennsylvania, United States.
Joseph Turner (loyalist) Joseph Turner (1701–1783) was a seaman, merchant, iron manufacturer, and politician in colonial and post-colonial Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Josiah Harmar Josiah Harmar (November 10, 1753 – August 20, 1813) was an officer in the United States Army during the American Revolution War and the Northwest Indian War.
Lazarus Stewart Captain Lazarus Stewart (July 4, 1734 – July 3, 1778) was an 18th-century Pennsylvanian frontiersman and leader of the Paxton Boys.
Loyalist (American Revolution) Loyalists were American colonists who remained loyal to the British Empire and the British monarchy during the American Revolutionary War. At the time they were often called Tories, Royalists, or King's Men. They were opposed by the Patriots, those who supported the revolution.
Lydia Darrah Lydia Darragh (1729 – December 28, 1789) was an American woman said to have crossed British lines during the British occupation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the American Revolutionary Wa...
Margaret Manny Margaret Manny was a milliner in colonial Philadelphia who made flags for the United States during the American Revolution.
Molly Pitcher Molly Pitcher was a nickname given to a woman said to have fought in the American Battle of Monmouth, who is generally believed to have been Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley.
Moses Van Campen Major Moses Van Campen (1757–1849) was a soldier during the American Revolutionary War.
Nicholas Haussegger Nicholas Haussegger (1729 – July 1786) was born in Switzerland and fought in the British army during the French and Indian War.
Nicholas More Nicholas More (d. 1689) was first chief justice of the province of Pennsylvania.
Owen Biddle, Sr. Owen Biddle, Sr. (1737 – March 10, 1799) was a clockmaker and watchmaker by trade, a merchant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an American Revolutionary War Colonel, and an astronomer and scientist.
Peter Muhlenberg John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (October 1, 1746October 1, 1807) was an American clergyman, Continental Army soldier during the American Revolutionary War, and political figure in the newly indepe...
Peter Stretch Peter Stretch (August 14, 1670 – September 11, 1746) was among the most prominent early American clockmakers and among the first makers of scientific instruments in America.
Rebecca Franks Rebecca Franks (1760 – September 1823) was a prominent member of loyalist society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the American Revolution.
Richard Humpton Richard Humpton (1733 – 1804) was born in Yorkshire, England of parents Richard Humpton and Dorothy Grindall.
Richard Penn (governor) Richard Penn was elected a trustee of the College and Academy of Philadelphia in 1772, serving as president of the board in 1773 and 1774.
Richard Peters (Continental Congress) Richard Peters (June 22, 1744 – August 22, 1828) sometimes Richard Peters, Jr., to distinguish from his uncle, though this can also mean his son Richard), was an American lawyer, jur...
Robert Smith (architect) Robert Smith was a Scottish-born American architect who was based in Philadelphia. Smith's work includes buildings such as Carpenters' Hall, St. Peter's Church, and the steeple on Christ Church. These structures constituted the greater part of the city's early skyline.
Sally Wister Sarah ("Sally") Wister (July 20, 1761 – April 21, 1804) was a girl living in Pennsylvania during the American Revolution.
Samuel Miles Samuel Miles (March 11, 1740 – December 29, 1805) was an American military officer and politician, active in Pennsylvania before, during, and after the American Revolutionary War.
Samuel Morris (merchant) Samuel Morris (November 21, 1711 – April 1782) was a merchant and Patriot in colonial and revolutionary-era Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Samuel Morris (soldier) Samuel Morris (April 24, 1734 – July 7, 1812) was an American soldier in the American Revolutionary War.
Samuel Nicholas Samuel Nicholas (1744 – 27 August 1790) was the first officer commissioned in the United States Continental Marines (now the United States Marine Corps) and by tradition is considered to be the ...
Samuel Wharton Samuel Wharton (May 3, 1732 – March 1800) was a merchant, land speculator, and politician from Dover in Kent County, Delaware.
Sandy Flash Sandy Flash (died 1778) was the name by which James Fitzpatrick, a late 18th-century highwayman, was better known.
Sarah Franklin Bache Sarah Franklin “Sally” Bache (September 11, 1744 – October 5, 1808) was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Deborah Read.
Sharp Delany Sharp Delany (c. 1739–1799), was a Colonel in the American Revolutionary War and was appointed first Collector of Customs in Philadelphia by George Washington.
Simon Girty Simon Girty (1741 – February 18, 1818) was an American colonial of Scots-Irish ancestry who served as a liaison between the British and their Native American allies during the American Revolution.
Tench Coxe Tench Coxe (May 22, 1755 – July 17, 1824) was an American political economist and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1788-1789.
Tench Francis, Jr. Tench Francis (1730–1800) was a merchant, lawyer and agent for the family of William Penn and the first cashier of the Bank of North America.
Thomas Barclay (diplomat) Thomas Barclay (1728January 19, 1793) was a Philadelphia merchant, America’s first consul in France (1781–1787) and the American diplomat who negotiated America’s first treaty with the sultan of...
Thomas Gaddis Thomas Gaddis (1742–1834) was an officer in the American Revolutionary War.
Thomas Hartley Thomas Hartley (September 7, 1748 – December 21, 1800) was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician from York, Pennsylvania.
Thomas Proctor (general) Thomas Proctor or Thomas Procter (1739 – 16 March 1806) commanded the 4th Continental Artillery Regiment during the American Revolutionary War.
Thomas Smith (jurist) Thomas Smith (1745 – March 31, 1809) was a politician and jurist from Pennsylvania.
Thomas Stretch Thomas Stretch was an American clockmaker and a founder and first Governor of the Colony in Schuylkill, later known as The State in Schuylkill, or Schuylkill Fishing Company.
Thomas Wharton Jr. Thomas Wharton Jr. (1735–1778) was a Pennsylvania merchant and politician of the Revolutionary era.
Timothy Matlack Timothy Matlack (May 28, 1736 to April 14, 1829) was a brewer and beer bottler who emerged as a popular revolutionary leader and powerful official in the War of Independence.
Walter Stewart (general) Walter Stewart (1756 – 16 June 1796) was born in Ireland and began his military career as captain of a Pennsylvania infantry company at the beginning of the American Revolutionary War.
William Allen (loyalist) William Allen (August 5, 1704 – September 6, 1780) was a wealthy merchant, attorney and Chief Justice of the Province of Pennsylvania, and mayor of Philadelphia during the colonial period.
William Bradford (Attorney General) William Bradford (September 14, 1755 – August 23, 1795) was a lawyer and judge from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the second United States Attorney General in 1794-1795.
William Henry (gunsmith) William Henry (May 19, 1729 – December 15, 1786) was an American gunsmith and merchant from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1784, 1785, an...
William Linn The Reverend William Linn (February 27, 1752 – January 8, 1808) was the second President of Queen's College (now Rutgers University), serving in a pro tempore capacity from 1791 to 1795.
William Moore (statesman) William Moore (c. 1735 – July 24, 1793) was a Pennsylvania statesman and politician of the Revolutionary era.
William Scull William Scull was an American cartographer and officer during the Revolutionary War. Scull was the grandson of Nicholas Scull, who was the colonial Surveyor General of Pennsylvania.
William Shippen, Jr. Dr. William Shippen, Jr. (October 21, 1736 – July 11, 1808), was the first systematic teacher of anatomy, surgery and obstetrics in Colonial America and founded the first maternity hospital in A...