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  • Edward Shippen, Mayor of Philadelphia (1703 - 1781)
    He was not the first mayor of Philadelphia. His grandfather 1639-1712 (same name) was the first mayor. Edward Shippen (Boston, Massachusetts, July 9, 1703 – Lancaster, Pennsylvania, September 25, 178...
  • John Armitt (1702 - 1762)
    John Armitt (1702-1762) Son of Richard and Sophia Armitt. Born "8th of. 10 mo." (December) 1702. He lived for many years on Front Street, Phila. (Pa. Gazette, for June 7, 1750). John Armitt died 5 mo...
  • Mayor Benjamin Shoemaker (1704 - 1767)
    Benjamin Shoemaker (3 August 1704 in Germantown, Philadelphia – c.1767 in Philadelphia) was a colonial Pennsylvania Quaker, merchant, and politician. He served as mayor of Philadelphia in 1743, 1752,...
  • Benjamin Franklin, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence" (1706 - 1790)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for Pennsylvania. DAR Ancestor #: A041702 Wikipedia Of all the accomplishment of Ben Franklin you must take into account, his opening remark in his autobiograph...
  • Stephen Armitt (1705 - 1751)

Union Fire Company, sometimes called Benjamin Franklin's Bucket Brigade, was a volunteer fire department formed in Philadelphia in 1736 with the assistance of Benjamin Franklin. The first fire fighting organization in Philadelphia, though followed within the year by the Fellowship Fire Company. The fire company was formed on 7 December, 1736 after a series of publications in the Pennsylvania Gazette by Franklin and others pointing out the need for more effective handling of fires in Philadelphia and remained active until approximately 1820.

List of the original Union Fire Company volunteers

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