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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Wharton, Joseph 1707- 1776 (search)
Wharton, Joseph 1707-1776 Merchant; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 4, 1707; became wealthy in his business; was the owner of Walnut Grove in Philadelphia, where the Mischianza (q. v.) of 1778 was celebrated. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., in July, 1776.