Rittenhouse descendant, JD Rittenhouse, will be on hand at Historic RittenhouseTown to sign copies of his recently published novel this Saturday, June 18th from 3PM to 5PM. Copies of the book are available for purchase in Historic RittenhouseTown’s gift shop.
JD Rittenhouse is a retired attorney who became interested in his family history as a young man when he learned of a famous poet named Jessie Rittenhouse. He then found out that his ninth great grandfather, William Rittenhouse, built the first paper mill in British North America. Excited by these findings he dug a little deeper and found that his seventh great uncle was the first Director of the United States Mint. Further inquiry into his family history had to wait until his retirement from his law practice fifteen years ago. For the last 15 years, Mr. Rittenhouse has been researching and writing about his family history. With this novel, Mr. Rittenhouse has crafted a unique blending of history and tradition in his account of his Rittenhouse ancestors.