Title: Alexander McMichael account book Creator: McMichael, Alexander, 1742-1850 Inclusive dates: 1770-1800 Extent: 1 volume Abstract:
The Alexander McMichael account book contains copies of the Pennsylvania merchant's receipts, dated 1770-1800. McMichael purchased rum, molasses, and other goods and services. Some receipts reflect rent payments and estate finances.
Language: The material is in English Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
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Alexander McMichael Account Book, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan
Alexander McMichael was born in Ireland around 1742 and later moved to Pennsylvania; he opened a general store near Philadelphia before 1770 and later lived in Berks County and Northumberland County. He served in the Revolutionary War. McMichael married Martha Johnson in Philadelphia in September 1766; they had at least eight children, including David M., John (ca. 1775-1843), Marmaduke (b. ca. 1770), and Mary (1776-1861). Alexander McMichael died in 1850, at the age of 108.
Marmaduke McMichael served as a lieutenant during the War of 1812 and later became the master of a Masonic lodge in Philadelphia. John McMichael moved to Indiana with his wife, Mary McAffee.
The Alexander McMichael account book contains copies of the Pennsylvania merchant's receipts, dated November 23, 1770-January 20, 1800. The accounts, written in multiple hands, pertain to McMichael's purchases of food and services. The volume documents 4 rent payments collected by John Oldden and William Zane on behalf of Mary Zane (July 20, 1782-April 21, 1783), as well as a collection made on behalf of her estate (February 10, 1783). Other individuals who held accounts with McMichael included Philadelphia banker Cadwalader Morris (1741-1795), Caleb and Amos Foulke, Daniel Benezet (1723-1797), and Joseph Whelan.