Scope and Content note
This collection is comprised of the three volumes of financial records of the Matlack family, including the account books of Ann Roberts Stackhouse Matlack and Asa Matlack, and the receipt book of Mordecai Matlack.
Ann Roberts Matlack Stackhouse (1810-1893) was born in Pennsylvania on March 4, 1805, the daughter of Asa Matlack and Tamar Roberts. She married Robert Stackhouse in 1841 and the couple had one child, Asa Matlack Stackhouse (1827-1916). Stackhouse died October 2, 1893.
Asa Matlack Stackhouse (1845-1916) was born in Philadelphia on July 21, 1845, the son of Robert Stackhouse and Ann Roberts Matlack. Matlack attended University of Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1865. During his college years he was a a member of the Zelosophic Society. In 1868 he was awarded both an A. M. from the University as well as an M. D. from the Homeopathathic Medical College (later Hahnemann Medical College), Philadelphia. The following December, Stackhouse married Ella Jane Romig. Stackhouse practiced medicine in Allentown, Pennsylvania where Stackhouse practiced medicine until 1871; he then engaged in the insurance business until his retirement in 1891.
A member of a number of historical and geneological societies, Stackhouse served for many years as the curator of the Burlington County (New Jersey) Historical Society. He was also the author of a number of published geneologies and histories, including Maladies, Remedies and Physicians of Colonial Days in Burlington County New Jersey and a biography of one of his ancestors, Timothy Matlack. Stackhouse died on October 16, 1916, in Moorestown, New Jersey. A grandson of the same name was a 1923 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Source: Penn Biographies, University Archives & Records Center, University of Pennsylvania
Mordecai Matlack (1808-1896) was a Quaker farmer in the vicinity of Byberry Township, just outside of