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  • ID: I19975
  • Name: Charles Wetherill
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 DEC 1798 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Death: 1 NOV 1838 in Pennsylvania
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    Charles Wetherill, was averse to trade, and only contented himself with it under the control of his father, and until that parent's death. He then quitted the family firm, at great pecuniary disadvantage it is said, yet not before wealth had
    assured ease and the opportunity to indulge in his favorite pursuits and studies. He purchased a handsome estate and built on the banks of the Wissahickon, near Philadelphia; and there he passed the remainder of his life in the enjoyment of his
    manifold collections in art, literature and science. He had considerable skill in modeling in clay; he had dreams of discovering perpetual motion; but his favorite science was astronomy, for which he built a tower at his seat, and placed in it
    a superb telescope of great power at that period,--which, after his death, his widow gave to the University of Pennsylvania. He was one of the most genial, gentle, unassuming of men, and perhaps it was a pity, that his tastes for higher
    intellectual pursuits were thwarted in early life, when he was involuntarily forced into manufactures and trade.
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  • Note: 1825: Charles was employed at Samuel P. Wetherill and Co and resided at 80 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA.
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  • Note: Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records
  • Note: Records of Dr. Samuel Worchester Butler
  • Note: #3175 - Charles Wetherill d. Nov. 1, 1838 1 2 3
  • Change Date: 15 FEB 2014

    Father: Samuel Wetherill b: 27 APR 1764 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Mother: Rachel Price b: 28 JAN 1766 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Marriage 1 Margaretta Sybilla Mayer b: 31 AUG 1804 in
    • Married: 1 MAY 1822 1
    1. Has No Children Margaretta Sybilla Wetherill
    2. Has Children Charles Mayer Wetherill b: 1825 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania c: 10 AUG 1825 in St Andrew´s Episcopal Ch, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    3. Has Children Henry Mayer Wetherill b: 28 AUG 1828 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    4. Has Children Thomas Mayer Wetherill b: 1830 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    5. Has No Children Margaretta Mayer Wetherill b: 17 JAN 1833 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    6. Has Children Mayer Wetherill b: 23 MAR 1835 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1. Name: The Mayer Family
      Name: Author: B. Mayer
      Name: Call Number: CS71.M4674 1878a
      Name: This book is a recorded memoir and genealogy of the Maryland and Pennsylvanian Family of Mayer, which originated in the Free Imperial City of Ulm.
      Name: Bibliographic Information: Mayer, Brantz. The Mayer Family. Garnier & Company, South Carolina 1878.
    2. Name: The Philadelphia Directory & Stranger's Guide for 1825, page 149; Philadelphia, PA
      Name: Contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Cyndie Enfinger
    3. Name: Colonial Families in Philadelphia
      Name: edited by John W. Jordan
      Name: published by Lewis Publishers
      Name: New York, 1911
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