Samuel Garrigues (1718 - 1782)

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Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Death: Died in Philadelphia, PA, USA
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About Samuel Garrigues

Once they arrived in Philadelphia, the French Huguenot Garrigues family became Quakers. (image: A Quaker Meeting House.)

Samuel Garrigues, with his cousin Isaac, is listed as one of the founding members of "The Schuykill Fishing Company," a group of young men who "assembled frequently on the banks of the river for fishing, fowling, and feasting." (Annals of Philadelphia, 1879) The Schuykill colony, established in 1732, is now one of the oldest social clubs in the English speaking world.

Clerk of High Street Market, 1759. ( Early Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1917)

Clerk of the Market, 1766. (Legal Complaint Filed and Dismissed.)

Ran a grocery store on 2nd and Walnut Street in 1770, in Philadelphia.

(From A History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884, John Thomas Scharf, Thomas Westcott.)

Samuel Garrigues, the Elder, was tried and acquited of treason during the Revolutionary War. As a Quaker, Garrigues was a pacifist who didn't believe in war as a solution.

Here's a good link to Quaker influence on early American history and their stand during the Revolutionary War:

http://www.womenhistoryblog.com/2009/02/quakers-and-revolution.html

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Samuel Garrigues's Timeline

1718
February 12, 1718
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1740
July 10, 1740
Age 22
1746
July 26, 1746
Age 28
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1782
January 25, 1782
Age 63
Philadelphia, PA, USA
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