Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
David Reese (#47131508)
 member for 7 years, 8 months
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo At first the ferry was just a hollowed-out log canoe in which Henry Baker (my 9th GGF) carried wayfarers across the Delaware River from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to New Jersey. Horses had to swim and tired travelers were put up in the Baker home. Nearly a century later, in December 1776, General George Washington set up headquarters in a mansion near the prosperous tavern that had replaced Baker's house. In The Tavern at the Ferry, Edwin Tunis recreates the people, houses, and artifacts -- indeed, the whole way of life -- of a vital period in our country's history with his lively text and more than 100 meticulous and evocative pencil-and-wash drawings. He depicts the rhythms of daily life in pre-Revolutionary America, from cooking, eating, and drinking to farming and fishing, and describes how such enterprises as flax oil mills and ironworks operated.
Through Henry Baker (1634-1701) and his family, Tunis tells the story of America's growth in the colonial period and the growing dissatisfaction of its citizens with British rule. More than just set the scene, The Tavern at the Ferry chronicles the dramatic story of the events leading up to Washington's crossing of the Delaware and the ensuing Battle of Trenton, a turning point in the War of Independence. The weeks and days before the crossing were full of intrigue, and Tunis follows the stories of such men as John Honeywell, the patriot double-agent, and Moses Doan, the would-be betrayer, as well as those of the tired but determined troops who turned the tide of war under Washington's leadership. Whether illustrating a dance at a country tavern or soldiers marching across a snow-covered field, The Tavern at the Ferry provides the small, vivid details that bring history to life.
 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 539 Memorials Added
 • 879 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 419 Photos
 • 27 Photo Requests
 • 12 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 4 Virtual Flowers
 • 3 Fame Ratings
 • 45 Sponsorships
 • 6 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Find A Grave Friends
Andrea M., Andrew Likins, John F. Likins, Kelly Robbins, Rattlebox, Sarah Perry
Messages left for David Reese (508)[Leave Message]
Location Scott photo
Hi David, I just ran across your picture of the burial place (can't think of the right word) of Sir Richard Scott and Lady Anne de Pympe on Find A Grave Memorial# 51531900. What church is it in? Thanks!
Added by whizinc on Jan 13, 2017 11:38 PM
Karri Samson
Emma Samson
Unfortunately I don't have Emma death date either. I would be happy to share information about the Samson's with you. James was my great grandfather, his son Guy was my grandfather and Stanley James was my father. I belong to the Mayflower Society through George Soul, Peter Brown and Francis Cooke. Pilgrim Henry Samson was a cousin to our Abraham Samson. My e-mail address is I look forward to hearing more from you.
Added by Karri Samson on Nov 08, 2016 5:03 PM
Karri Samson
Hi David, I wrote you a long message that just disappeared. I will try again tomorrow. Karri
Added by Karri Samson on Nov 07, 2016 8:59 PM
Lisa McEwan
RE: Robert and Mary Nelson
you are so welcome
Added by Lisa McEwan on Oct 11, 2016 4:02 PM
Lisa McEwan
Robert and Mary Nelson
Just an FYI I also added a grave photo of Catherine Nelson, Robert's wife. According to the grave stone Mary is his consort.
Added by Lisa McEwan on Oct 11, 2016 2:46 PM
John P
Rupp Family
Are you related to the Rupps of Leola,Lancaster County?
Added by John P on Oct 11, 2016 5:04 AM
Mary Crawford
RE: Pvt Isaac Goar
I would love to collaborate with you. I am not in Coles County. I now live in Florida, so anything I do will be long distance researching. Are you in Coles County?
Added by Mary Crawford on Sep 29, 2016 2:00 PM
Mary Crawford
RE: Pvt Isaac Goar
David, I honestly don't know if he is buried in the Campground Cemetery or not. So many stones have been "disposed" of by the caretaker. I am convinced that my 5th great grandfather is buried there also, but can't prove it. I was thinking about trying to get board permission to set up a military stone for him as he served in the war of 1812. Just haven't gotten around to it yet.
Added by Mary Crawford on Sep 29, 2016 10:58 AM
Kim Mikels
Please contact me
Added by Kim Mikels on Sep 01, 2016 7:22 AM
Elizabeth Harris
RE: Samuel and John Gray
Many thanks for the quick reply!
Added by Elizabeth Harris on Aug 19, 2016 6:21 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service