Excerpt from The Family Record of David Rittenhouse: Including His Sisters Esther, Anne and Eleanor, Also Benjamin Rittenhouse and Margaret Rittenhouse Morgan
Instead of leaving the city during the time of the yellow fever, 1793, he remained in the city, and was a leader of t... hose who devoted their time and money to the establishing of hos pitals for the relief of the sick. No doubt many lives were saved through his action, although he became a prey to the disease and died while engaged in the good cause. Their children were Esther, David and Frances.
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