Background: Joseph was the 7th child of John b. 1721 and Elizabeth McCulloh. It appears that Joseph owed his step father for the various activities below which were still outstanding at time of Joseph’s death in 1784.
Philadelphia May 9, 1775
The estate of Joseph McCulloh deceased To the estate of Henry Rankin
1774 – To his boarding, washing and lodging with horse. Keeping 12 weeks @ 3 of 18 – –
1775 – To cash paid Charles Hamilton for 7 yd linen @ 3/8 a yd making 2 shirts. To one pair shoes, one pair hose. To 5 servants boarding brought from Ireland & unto Lancaster at different times. 1-5-8
1776 – To his board, washing, lodging with his horse keeping 15 weeks at 3of. 22-10-0. To his horse keeping being sent from Philadelphia and ordered to be sold in a month 3-0-0.
1777 – To one feather b ed & clothes for 5- –
1778 – To 4 shirts @ 15of & 2 pairs of hose @ 7/6 3-15-0
1780 – To cash lent him & receipt L1501-6-3. Continental reduced to specie 25-0-6
Personally appeared before me Israel Howell one of the Justices for the city and county of Philadelphia, Elizabeth Rankin and made bother that the above account is just and true and due the estate of Henry Rankin, dec.
McCulloh Papers, 1773-1848, Maryland Historical Society, MS 2110, microfilm reel 1, first frame