|David Reese (#47131508)|
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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.
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|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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing more from you.
Hi David, I wrote you a long message that just disappeared. I will try again tomorrow. Karri
|Lisa McEwan||RE: Robert and Mary Nelson|
you are so welcome
|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.
|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?
|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.
Please contact me
|Elizabeth Harris||RE: Samuel and John Gray|
Many thanks for the quick reply!
|J Knaepen||RE: David Sharp Photo Request|
I am sorry, I do not have listed in my distant cousin/also neighbor Elisha Sharp's siblings but found this on Ancestry.com
Which this other tree does list a Elizabeth Daug of William Sharp
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