Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Mifflin Family Papers, 1689-1877

Finding aid created by
Rob S. Cox, June 1994

Summary Information
Title: Mifflin family papers
Creator: Mifflin family
Inclusive dates: 1689-1877
Extent: 196 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract:
In 1679, John Mifflin of Warrington, Wilts., became one of the first English emigrants to Pennsylvania. Like most of the first generation of Anglo-Philadelphians, the Mifflins were members of the Society of Friends, and over the course of the next few decades, his became one of Philadelphia's most prominent commercial families. The Mifflin family papers consist of a large family's business and personal correspondence over several generations. The bulk of the material concerns two branches of the Mifflin family, the children and grandchildren of George Mifflin, son of John (1661-1714) and the children of another of John's sons, John.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

1991, 2001. M-2722.1, M-4170.1.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Mifflin Family Papers, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan.


Biography

In 1679, John Mifflin of Warrington, Wilts., became one of the first English emigrants to Pennsylvania, settling at an estate now situated in Philadelphia's Fairmont Park that he called Fountain Green. Like most of the first generation of Anglo-Philadelphians, the Mifflins were members of the Society of Friends, and over the course of the next few decades, his became one of Philadelphia's most prominent commercial families, intermarrying and forming business partnerships with the Masseys, Shippens, Walns, Fishbournes and other members of the Quaker elite. Included among the descendants of John Mifflin are the long-time Governor of Pennsylvania and Revolutionary War general, Thomas Mifflin, the Quaker reformer and anti-slavery activist, Warner Mifflin, and the artist/writers John Houston Mifflin and Lloyd Mifflin.

Though eminently successful in business, the Mifflins suffered their share of misfortunes. George Mifflin, Jr., a grandson of the emigrant John, died shortly after marrying Ann Eyre, who herself had been orphaned before the age of eight. During their brief marriage, the couple had only one child, Charles. After Ann's remarriage, Charles went to the Ephrata Cloister to learn German, and thereby improve his business prospects, and soon arranged for an apprenticeship with a Boston merchant. By the time of the Revolution, his prospects were improving steadily. A confident and able young man, his business career no doubt received a boost by his marriage in 1777 to Polly Waln, a close relative of Nicholas Waln and child of the wealthy Waln family. Further, like most of his family, Charles cast his lot with the winning side during the Revolution, though unlike his cousin Thomas, he refused to renounce his Quaker principles to become an active participant. Unfortunately, Charles' good fortune did not last. He died suddenly in 1783, leaving his widow to cope with four young children. Topping off tragedy with tragedy, two of these children died in the Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic of 1793.

Another branch of the Mifflin family, through John Mifflin's son, John, also met with financial success mixed with family misfortune. John (1720-1798), grandson of the emigrant John, became immensely wealthy through partnerships with relatives and other Quaker families, operating in the import and export trade to the West Indies and Britain. With income from land speculation and with holdings of property in the Philadelphia area, Lancaster County, and as far west as the Susquehanna River, John was able to establish his three sons, John, Jonathan, and Joseph in a successful three-way commercial partnership of their own, and his daughter, Rebecca, found wealth and prominence through her marriage to Henry W. Archer, adjutant to Anthony Wayne during the Revolution. Marriages were fortunate for this branch of the Mifflin family tree: John was said to have married the only daughter of a very wealthy man, while Jonathan married into the Wright family, some of the earliest settlers in Lancaster County.

At about the time of the Revolution, Joseph and Jonathan Mifflin moved to Lancaster County, with Joseph settling in Columbia. There, he married Deborah Richardson with whom he had at least three children: Joseph, Jr. (married Martha Houston, daughter of Dr. John Houston, a Continental Army surgeon), Lloyd (an official of the Bank of the United States), and Deborah. The death of Joseph Mifflin, Sr., in 1791, resulted in an acrimonious dispute over the estate that temporarily sundered good relations within the family.

Among Joseph, Jr.'s children were at least two sons: John Houston and James H. John Houston Mifflin, who tried his hand in the art world, traveling to Georgia in 1835 in an effort to establish himself as a portrait painter. He returned briefly to Philadelphia (1836-37), but in December, 1837, made another attempt to establish himself in Augusta. James accompanied John to Augusta on his first trip, but was not notably successful in his efforts to run a store. He may have been a bit of a cad, at least by reputation, but after his return to Pennsylvania, he became a successful promoter of internal works and was involved in the explosive growth of the Antimasonic Party in Pennsylvania during the mid-1830s.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Mifflin family papers consist of the scattered remains of a large family's business and personal correspondence over several generations. The bulk of the material concerns two branches of the Mifflin family, the children and grandchildren of George Mifflin, son of John (1661-1714) and the children of another of John's sons, John. Both branches were affluent, well-educated, and politically involved, and although the collection is somewhat scattered, it is a useful collection for the study of family relations in southeastern Pennsylvania during the late 18th and early 19th century and the history of the Society of Friends. The collection also includes miscellaneous deeds, wills, bills, and other sundry items relating to the Mifflins between their arrival in America in the 1680s and the mid-19th century.

The names George, John, Jonathan, and Joseph were repeatedly used by every branch of the family. As a result, in the cataloging of the Mifflin Family papers, birth and death dates have been applied only when identities seem reasonably certain, and even at that, these should be viewed with caution.

Among the most interesting letters from the descendents of George Mifflin are the several letters of and relating to Charles Mifflin. As a record of a young man struggling against adverse circumstances and seeking to establish himself in life, the letters provide excellent documentation of mid-18th century Quaker attitudes toward the maturation into adulthood, familial responsibilities, and parental expectations. But the highlight of Charles' letters is a fine description of a love feast at the Ephrata cloister, 1769, where Charles had gone to learn German and thereby improve his prospects in the business world.

Four letters include information on the Revolutionary War. Two of Joseph Mifflin's letters (1776 July 14 and 22) provide accounts on the early phases of the war in Reading, Pa., the popular reaction, and the mobilization of troops. In a letter to John Mifflin written on August 24, 1777, Joseph Mayo relays rumors that William Howe is intending to land at the head of the Chesapeake to wage a campaign on Philadelphia, and adds wryly, "I hope that British Savages will be glad to get off with themselves long before it is in their Power to throw once more the Philadelphia Ladies into a disagreeable anxiety about the Fate of their Place of Abode." John Weston's letter of July 7, 1780, includes news that the women of the Baltimore Friends Meeting had agreed to knit stockings for the Continental Army. The post-war attitudes of two old foes are outlined in two letters written in 1784 and 1785 by Richard Hergest, a former seaman in the Royal Navy, to Capt. Henry W. Archer. Hergest and Archer appear simply to have agreed not to discuss politics in order to rekindle their once close friendship.

The most important items in the Mifflin papers are the two letters from Warner Mifflin, which provide important glimpses into the moral universe of the idiosyncratic Delaware abolitionist and reformer. The first of these letters, written by Mifflin to Nicholas Waln in December, 1780, includes an extended account of a dream that Mifflin had in which he saw Waln's corpse rise from the dead to admit that Mifflin had been right after all in his refusal to accept Continental currency or to pay war taxes. Mifflin also expresses serious concern over Waln's spiritual state (a remarkable fact, considering Waln's spotless reputation in the Quaker community), and discusses his famous visit to George Washington's camp to try to dissuade the General from pursuing his war-like ways.

In his second letter, dated 1783 July 16, Mifflin considers the case of the notorious China Clows, condemned to be executed for murder. Although Mifflin considered Clows to be a "bad man," he remained rigidly true to his pacifism in opposing Clows' execution.

John Houston Mifflin's fourteen letters were mostly written while he was working as a semi-itinerant portrait painter in Augusta, Ga., 1835-1839. They provide details on the social and artistic life in Georgia, descriptions of Augusta itself, and a few brief discussions of John's aspirations as an artist and attempts to establish his reputation. The collection includes three rough pencil portraits by Mifflin of his recently deceased brother, James.

Finally, the collection includes one letter of the well-known woman physician, Susannah Wright (Houston), and one letter (from her granddaughter, Deborah Ann) about her. In the letter from Susannah Wright to her husband, John, she describes an ailment she has contracted from drinking warm water and her efforts to treat herself. Three medical receipts, included in a separate folder at the end of the collection, may also have been issued by Susannah Wright.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Estates (Law)--Pennsylvania.
    • Frontier and pioneer life--Pennsylvania.
    • Quakers.
    • Society of Friends.
    • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
    • United States--History--War of 1812.
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
    Box   1  
    Mifflin family papers,  1689 July 2-1877 January 3 [series]
    Additional Descriptive Data
    Partial Subject Index
    African-Americans--Social conditions
    • 1774 July 2. (Mifflin, Charles 1753-1783)
    Agoraphobia
    • 1813 May. (Butler, Anthony)
    Agriculture
    • 1785 July 21. (William)
    Antimasonic Party--Pennsylvania
    • 1835 October 15. (Mifflin, James H., d. 1838)
    Apprentices--Massachusetts
    • 1773 August 22. (Mifflin, Charles)
    Apprentices--Pennsylvania
    • 1805 July 29. (Mifflin, Ann)
    • 1805 August 14. (Lithgow, Mary)
    • 1814 March. (Archer, Rebecca ca 1757-1822)
    Apprentices--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
    • 1765 June 5. (Shippen, William Jr.)
    Artists--Georgia
    • 1835 January 10. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1835 January 24. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1835 March 2. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1835 March 11. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1835 May 20. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1835 July 19. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Augusta (Ga.)
    • 1835 January 10. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1835 March 2. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1835 April 12-16. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1835 May 20. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Bereavement
    • 1778 January 20. (Mifflin, Charles)
    • 1789 November 27-29. (Fairlamb, H.)
    • 1812 April 24. (Page, Edward Postlethwait)
    Boarding houses--Pennsylvania
    • 1817 June 9. (Archer, Rebecca ca 1757-1822)
    Bounties, Military--Revolution, 1775-1783
    • 1785 July 21. (William)
    • 1795 May 30. (Smith, Christopher)
    Boys--Conduct of life
    • 1800 April 5. (Archer, Rebecca ca 1757-1822)
    Brothers and sisters
    • 1817 June 9. (Archer, Rebecca ca 1757-1822)
    Burial
    • 1791 January 26. (Kite & Letchworth)
    • 1793 August 24. (Kite & Letchworth)
    Butler, Elizabeth
    • n.d. May 2. (Archer, Rebecca ca 1757-1822)
    California--Gold discoveries
    • 1852 Aug 20. (Grass Valley Gold Mining Co.)
    • 1855 Nov. 30. (Mount Hope Mining Co.)
    Canals--Pennsylvania
    • 1828 March 2. (Mifflin, Deborah Ann)
    • 1833 June 19. (Bethel, Mary)
    • 1835 July 14. (Mifflin, James H., d. 1838)
    Capital punishment
    • 1783 July 16. (Mifflin, Warner 1745-1798)
    Carriages and carts--Accidents
    • 1789 July 23. (Mifflin, Molly)
    Clothing and dress--18th century
    • 1780 August 27. (Mifflin, Polly Waln)
    Clows, China
    • 1783 July 16. (Mifflin, Warner 1745-1798)
    Clymer, Meredith
    • n.d. (Unknown)
    Columbia (Pa.)
    • 1877 January 3. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Conduct of life
    • 1816 September 27. (Speakman, Margaret)
    • 1818 February 18. (Atlee, Edwin A .)
    • 1835 April 12-16. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Courtship--Pennsylvania
    • 1781 May 2 (A. McClenachan)
    • 1835 March 29. (Mifflin, James H., d. 1838)
    • 1835 April 12-16. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Cumberland Valley Railroad
    • 1837 November 27. (Mifflin, James H.)
    Death
    • 1778 January 20. (Mifflin, Charles)
    • 1812 April 24. (Page, Edward Postlethwait)
    Death--Poetry
    • n.d. (Unknown)
    Debtor and creditor
    • 1835 April 12-16. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1851 November 28. (Mifflin, Joseph)
    • 1851 December 13. (Mifflin, Lloyd)
    Debtor and creditor--Pennsylvania
    • 1835 March 29. (Mifflin, James H., d. 1838)
    Deeds--Pennsylvania
    • 1727 December 12. (Jones, Robert)
    Deeds--Pennsylvania--Columbia
    • 1833 June 19. (Bethel, Mary)
    Deeds--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
    • 1755. (Jenkins, Isaac)
    Democratic Party--Pennsylvania
    • 1835 October 15. (Mifflin, James H., d. 1838)
    Dickinson College
    • 1785 March 9. (Mifflin, John Jr .)
    Dreams
    • 1780 December. (Mifflin, Warner 1745-1798)
    • n.d. November 23. (Mifflin, Martha Houston)
    Elections--Pennsylvania--1835
    • 1835 October 15. (Mifflin, James H., d. 1838)
    Emetics
    • n.d. (Wright, S.)
    Ephrata Community
    • 1769 December 23. (Mifflin, Charles)
    • 1769 November 29. (Mifflin, Charles)
    Estates (Law)--Pennsylvania
    • 1795 June 11. (Waln, Jesse)
    • 1795 October 29. (Waln, Nicholas 1742-1813)
    • 1797 February 15. (Wells, Peter)
    • 1801 December 14. (Archer, Rebecca)
    • 1801 December 19. (Archer, Rebecca)
    • 1804 April 11. (Drinker, Henry 1834-1809)
    • 1848 June 30. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1850 February 23. (Evans & Mayer)
    • n.d. (Archer, Henry W. Estate)
    • n.d. (Mifflin, Charles 1753-1783)
    Excommunication--Society of Friends
    • 1812 August 30. (Page, Edward Postlethwait)
    Family--Pennsylvania
    • 1817 June 9. (Archer, Rebecca ca 1757-1822)
    • 1828 April 17. (Mifflin, Deborah Ann)
    • 1829 September 6. (Mifflin, Deborah Ann)
    Farming--Pennsylvania
    • 1851 November 28. (Mifflin, Joseph)
    Father and son
    • 1769 December 23. (Mifflin, Charles)
    Fires--Pennsylvania
    • 1835 March 14. (Mifflin, James H., d. 1838)
    • 1835 March 29. (Mifflin, James H., d. 1838)
    Floods--Pennsylvania
    • 1754 March 31. (Potts, John)
    Friendship
    • n.d. (Mifflin, Samuel W .)
    Frontier and pioneer life--Pennsylvania
    • 1819 February 8. (Haines, S.)
    Fugitive slaves--Pennsylvania
    • 1835 January 26. (Mifflin, Joseph)
    Funeral invitations
    • 1819 March 30. (Houston, Amy H. .)
    Funeral rites and ceremonies
    • 1823 April 10. (Mifflin, Lloyd ca 1785-1877)
    Furniture
    • 1823 April 7. (Fling, Bennett &. William B.)
    Genealogy
    • 1816 December 10. (Thomas, Daniel)
    Georgia--Description and travel
    • 1835 January 10. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1835 July 19. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Germans--Pennsylvania
    • 1769 December 23. (Mifflin, Charles)
    • 1776 July 22. (Mifflin, Joseph d. 1791)
    • 1835 January 26. (Mifflin, Joseph)
    • 1835 April 12-16. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Grandmothers--Death
    • 1829 September 6. (Mifflin, Deborah Ann)
    Grass Valley Gold Mining Company
    • 1854 May 20. (Richards, R. J.)
    Great Britain. Navy
    • 1784 October 8. (Hergest, Richard)
    Great Britain. Sovereigns (George IV, 1762-1830)
    • 1811 February 15. (Archer, Rebecca)
    Grier, David
    • 1795 May 30. (Smith, Christopher)
    Houston, Susannah Wright, 1752-1829
    • 1829 September 6. (Mifflin, Deborah Ann)
    India--Description and travel
    • 1839 October 1-8. (Scott, Christiana M.)
    Invitations
    • 1828 April 24. (Morton, John)
    Ireland--Politics and government--18th century
    • 1785 July 21. (William)
    Land grants--Pennsylvania
    • 1733 May 22. (Penn, Thomas 1702-1775)
    • 1736 January 27. (Penn, John 1729-1795)
    Lawyers--Georgia
    • 1841 October 7. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Leases--Pennsylvania
    • 1730 July 21. (Rutter, Rebecca)
    Leases--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
    • 1719 April 10. (Carpenter, John)
    Lewis, Sarah, ca.1718-1795
    • 1759 August 23. (Morris, Samuel)
    • 1795 June 11. (Waln, Jesse)
    Libraries--Georgia
    • 1841 October 7. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Library Company of Philadelphia
    • 1761 May 4. (Morris, Joseph)
    Lotteries--Great Britain
    • ca.1773. (Museum Lottery materials)
    Lottery tickets--Great Britain
    • ca.1773. (Museum Lottery materials)
    Love feasts
    • 1769 November 29. (Charles Mifflin)
    Love poetry
    • n.d. (Unknown)
    Maps--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
    • 1759 August 23. (Morris, Samuel)
    Marriage
    • 1780 August 27. (Mifflin, Polly Waln)
    • 1784 October 8. (Hergest, Richard)
    • 1812 August 30. (Page, Edward Postlethwait)
    • 1823 March 3. (M.)
    Marriage certificates--Quaker
    • 1802 May. (Middleton, William)
    Medicine--Religious aspects
    • 1815 November 25. (Atlee, Edwin A. .)
    Men--Conduct of life
    • 1778 January 20. (Mifflin, Charles)
    Mifflin, Ann
    • 1795 June 11. (Waln, Jesse)
    Mifflin, Charles, 1753-1783
    • 1760 January 31¬1765 June 18. (Lewis, Jacob)
    Mifflin, Deborah
    • 1800 April 5. (Archer, Rebecca ca 1757-1822)
    • 1801 April 27. (Mifflin, Lloyd ca 1785-1877)
    • 1801 August 8. (Mifflin, Lloyd ca 1785-1877)
    • 1801 December 14. (Archer, Rebecca)
    Mifflin, Esther Cordery, 1692-1776
    • 1776 September 20. (Mifflin, John)
    Mifflin, James H., d. 1838
    • 1828 April 17. (Mifflin, Deborah Ann)
    • 1835 January 10. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1835 April 12-16. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1838. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Mifflin, John
    • 1801 December 14. (Archer, Rebecca)
    Mifflin, John, 1720-1798
    • n.d. (Archer, Henry W. Estate)
    Mifflin, John, d. 1720
    • 1733 June 2. (Hanson, Timothy)
    Mifflin, John, Jr.
    • n.d. (Archer, Henry W. Estate)
    Mifflin, Jonathan
    • 1801 December 14. (Archer, Rebecca)
    Mifflin, Joseph
    • 1801 December 14. (Archer, Rebecca)
    • 1835 March 2. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Mifflin, Lloyd, ca.1785-1877
    • 1800 April 5. (Archer, Rebecca)
    • 1801 December 14. (Archer, Rebecca)
    • 1811 February 15. (Archer, Rebecca)
    • 1817 June 9. (Archer, Rebecca)
    Mifflin, Thomas
    • 1850 February 23. (Evans & Mayer)
    Mineralogy--Collectors and collecting
    • 1824 August 20. (Mifflin, Lloyd)
    Missionaries--India
    • 1839 October 1-8. (Scott, Christiana M.)
    • 1848 June 30. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Murder--Delaware
    • 1783 July 16. (Mifflin, Warner 1745-1798)
    Newport (R.I.)
    • 1773 August 22. (Mifflin, Charles)
    Northwest Territory
    • 1785 July 21. (William)
    Oratory--Georgia
    • 1835 March 2. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Orphans--Pennsylvania
    • 1747 November 10. (Stith, Griffin)
    Pencil-drawing
    • 1838. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Philadelphia Campaign, 1777-1778
    • 1777 August 24. (Mayo, Joseph)
    Poetry
    • 1846 October. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • n.d. (Unknown)
    • n.d. (Unknown)
    • n.d. (Mifflin, Charles 1753-1783)
    • n.d. (Miscellaneous materials)
    Portrait-painters--Georgia
    • 1835 January 10. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1835 January 24. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1835 March 2. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1835 March 11. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1835 May 20. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    • 1835 July 19. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Public works--Pennsylvania
    • 1828 March 2. (Mifflin, Deborah Ann)
    Quakers
    • 1780 December. (Mifflin, Warner 1745-1798)
    Quakers--Education
    • 1769 December 23. (Mifflin, Charles)
    Quakers--Maryland
    • 1780 July 7. (Weston, John)
    Quakers--Pennsylvania
    • 1819 February 8. (Haines, S.)
    Railroad travel--South Carolina
    • 1837 December 4. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Railroads--Pennsylvania
    • 1828 March 2. (Mifflin, Deborah Ann)
    • 1837 November 27. (Mifflin, James H.)
    Read, Charles, ca.1713-1774
    • 1733 June 2. (Hanson, Timothy)
    Reading (Pa.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
    • 1776 July 22. (Mifflin, Joseph d. 1791)
    Real property--Pennsylvania
    • 1759 August 23. (Morris, Samuel)
    • 1813 September 13. (Craig, Alexander)
    • 1816 January 7. (Archer, Rebecca)
    • 1819 March 8. (Archer, Rebecca)
    Receipts
    • n.d. (Medical Receipts)
    Revelation
    • 1818 February 18. (Atlee, Edwin A .)
    Russia. Navy
    • 1784 October 8. (Hergest, Richard)
    Salvation
    • 1816 September 27. (Speakman, Margaret)
    Scott, Christiana M., d. 1848
    • 1848 June 30. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Seasickness
    • 1837 December 4. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Sedgwick, Catharine Maria, 1789-1867. Redwood
    • 1824 August 20. (Mifflin, Lloyd)
    Sexual ethics
    • 1835 March 29. (Mifflin, James H., d. 1838)
    Shakers
    • 1824 August 20. (Mifflin, Lloyd)
    Sick
    • 1815 December 19. (Mosser, Susanna)
    • n.d. (Wright, S.)
    Sisters--Death
    • 1801 April 27. (Mifflin, Lloyd ca 1785-1877)
    Slavery--Emancipation
    • 1745 September 22. (Blunston, Samuel)
    Slaves--Pennsylvania
    • 1778 January 20. (Mifflin, Charles)
    Snow--Georgia
    • 1835 January 10. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Society of Friends
    • n.d. April 25. (Archer, Rebecca)
    • n.d. May 2. (Archer, Rebecca)
    Society of Friends--Doctrines
    • 1780 December. (Mifflin, Warner 1745-1798)
    • 1818 February 18. (Atlee, Edwin A .)
    • 1823 April 10. (Mifflin, Lloyd ca 1785-1877)
    Society of Friends--Functionaries
    • 1814 December 5. (Atlee, Edwin A.)
    Spinsters
    • 1823 March 3. (M.)
    Stock certificates
    • 1852 Aug 20. (Grass Valley Gold Mining Co.)
    • 1855 Nov. 30. (Mount Hope Mining Co.)
    Surveys--Pennsylvania
    • n.d. (Property Surveys)
    Swamps--Georgia
    • 1835 July 19. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Tanners--Pennsylvania
    • 1835 January 26. (Mifflin, Joseph)
    • 1835 March 14. (Mifflin, James H., d. 1838)
    Temperance--Georgia
    • 1835 March 2. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Trials (Murder)--Delaware
    • 1783 July 16. (Mifflin, Warner 1745-1798)
    United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
    • 1776 July 22. (Mifflin, Joseph d. 1791)
    • 1777 August 24. (Mayo, Joseph)
    • 1780 July 7. (Weston, John)
    United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Economic aspects
    • 1780 December. (Mifflin, Warner 1745-1798)
    United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Prisoners and prisons
    • 1776 July 14. (Mifflin, Joseph d. 1791)
    United States--History--War of 1812
    • 1814 July 11. (Smith, D. B.)
    University of Pennsylvania
    • 1785 March 9. (Mifflin, John Jr .)
    Waln Family--Pennsylvania
    • 1816 December 10. (Thomas, Daniel)
    Washington, George, 1732-1799
    • 1780 December. (Mifflin, Warner 1745-1798)
    Weddings
    • 1828 March 2. (Mifflin, Deborah Ann)
    Westtown School
    • 1801 July 15. (Waln, Nicholas Jr)
    Widows
    • 1817 June 9. (Archer, Rebecca)
    Widows--Pennsylvania
    • 1816 January 7. (Archer, Rebecca)
    • 1848 June 30. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Wills--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
    • 1745 September 22. (Blunston, Samuel)
    • 1776 August 26¬1782 December 2. (Claypool, Deborah)
    • 1795 April 17. (Lewis, Sarah ca 1718-1795)
    • 1798 May 18. (Mifflin, John 1720-1798)
    Wills--Virginia
    • n.d. (Taylor, Ann)
    Wives--Georgia
    • 1835 January 24. (Mifflin, John Houston)
    Women--Conduct of life
    • 1793 November. (Archer, Rebecca)
    Women--Religious life
    • n.d. April 25. (Archer, Rebecca)
    • n.d. May 2. (Archer, Rebecca)
    Worrall, Peter, d. 1786
    • 1797 February 15. (Wells, Peter)
    Yellow fever--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
    • 1793 August 24. (Kite & Letchworth)