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Perot Family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1147

Scope and Contents

An aggregation of primarily genealogical and biographical information on the Perot, Marshall, Morris, Gomey, Siter, Powell, Sansom, and Wilcox families. The collection includes deeds (1684-1881) in boxes l and 5; Gomey family wills, testaments, and Perot family history and materials, specifically about Francis Perot (1796-1885) T. Morris Perot (1828-1902), T. Morris Perot, Jr. (1872-1945), and T. Morris Perot III in box 2; genealogical and family histories of the Siter, Perot, and Sansom families and Francis Perot's Sons Malting Co. in box 3; data on the Marshall, Powell, Wilcox, and Morris families in box 4; and miscellaneous information in box 5.


  • 1684-1939

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

Anthony Morris (1654-1721) came to the British colonies in North America with William Penn in 1682, settling first in Burlington and later in Philadelphia. In 1687, he purchased a lot at Front Street below Walnut, where he erected a brewery. Subsequent generations continued in the business.

Francis Perot (1796-1885) was apprenticed in 1812 to the 5th and 6th generations of Morrises (Thomas and Joseph). In 1818, Perot started his own brewery and malt house on Vine Street between 3rd and 4th Streets, bringing other family members into the business and marrying Elizabeth Morris. The Morrises turned their business over to Francis Perot. T. Morris Perot and Elliston Perot represent the 7th and 8th generations in the business -- an unbroken line of descent.

Biographical information from: "A Condensed History of the Oldest Business House in America - The Francis Perot's Sons Malting Co. of Philadelphia." 1890. In PG and QC.


2.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)




A history across several generations of Quaker brewers beginning with Anthony Morris in the 17th century. As well, there is genealogical and biographical information on the Perot, Marshall, Morris, Gomey, Siter, Powell, and Wilcox families.

Related Materials

For a booklet on the Perots, see A Historical Sketch of the Oldest Business House in America: the Francis Perot's Sons Malting Co. Philadelphia, [n.y.]

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