BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE
The Bettle family were prominent 19th century Quaker merchants in Philadelphia. Samuel Bettle, Sr., was Clerk of Philadelphia
Yearly Meeting at the time of the Separation in 1827. His son, Samuel Bettle, Jr., was also a Quaker minister. Samuel Bettle,
son of Samuel and Sarah of Philadelphia, married Jane Temple, daughter of Thomas and Jane Temple, in 1802 at Kennett Meeting
The Bettle family were active members of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Western District (Orthodox). Samuel Bettle,
Sr., was in the mercantile business, d.4-12-1861, age 87. Jane Bettle d.1840, age 67. Both Samuel and Jane were ministering
Their son Samuel, Jr., (b.10-21-1809, d.1-11-1883) married 11-30-1831 Mary Ann Jones, d.1-11-1883. Children: Mary, b.11-30-1833,
d.10-21-1912. (She and her parents were ministering Friends); Samuel, d.5-14-1859, age 23; Edward, b.12-17-1841; Henry, b.1-30-1843,
d.1-30-1886. 2 children died in infancy.
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE RECORDS
The collection includes correspondence, biographical clippings, business records, and other papers of Samuel Bettle and his
family. Correspondents include William Savery, Jesse Kersey, Stephen Grellet, and other prominent Friends.
The collection is divided into four series:
Business and financial correspondence
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:
Authors include Samuel Bettle and other members of the Bettle family, and Joshua L. Baily, Wm. Ball, Wm. Baxter, Jos. Bevan
Braithwaite, John Carter, Gertrude Cartland, Thos. Chase, Wm. Chase, Chas. F. Goffn, Hiram Corson, John Cox, Mahlon Day, Thos.
Evans, Stephen Grellet, John Griffith, John Hodgkin, Jesse Kersey, Chas. Moon, Hannah Lloyd Neall, Jos. J. Neave, Mildred
Ratcliff, Elizabeth Robson, Isaac Robson, Townsend Sharpless, Jos. Tallcot, Thos. Wistar.