Protonotary of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1778-1805). Member of the American Philosophical Society (1785).
Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Married his cousin Elizabeth Shippen (1778).
First letter in correspondence: June 13, 1787; Elaine Forman Crane, ed., The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker (3 vols., Boston, 1991), iii, 2121; Pa. Gaz., February 9, 1785.