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David Reese (#47131508)
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Bio Photo At first the ferry was just a hollowed-out log canoe in which Henry Baker 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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Claudia Davenport-Sullivan
John Cowgill; Memorial# 76245182
His first wife was Bridget Croasdale (1671-1701), daughter of Thomas & Agnes (Hawthornthwaite) Croasdale. The Croasdales also came on the ship the Lamb with the Cowgill family and many others under the same Certificate of Removal from Settle Monthly Meeting in England dated 4mo (June) 7, 1682. John & Bridget married 8mo (Oct) 19, 1693 at Middletown MM and had at least 4 children before her death, just 4 months after their daughter Ellin was born. I will be happy to send you a copy of their marriage certificate and Certificate of Removal from England if you are interested. On 20 Feb 1699 he purchased of his brothers-in-law (Wm & John Croasdale) 197 acres, part of a larger tract laid out to their father Thomas Croasdale, and after his decease, patented by the Commissioners of Property, June 28, 1692, to his heirs. This tract was located in Middletown township, Bucks county, fronting on Neshaminy creek, and appears on Holme's map in the name of "Widow Croasdal." ~~ It's been said that John's father, Ralph Cowgill, was arrested and hanged for his religious beliefs just prior to the family's departure for the colonies, however I obtained this information from a personal genealogy which offered no primary source as verification. :-) Claudia
Added by Claudia Davenport-Sulliva... on Oct 23, 2014 8:26 PM
Dianne ingram
Weir Telford Ingram
Miller Ingram's boy:
William was a Private in Co. E. Unit 99 Ill. Inf.

Weir Ingram was a Pvt. in Co. L. 3rd Reg't. Missouri Calvary.

I believe Weir is in the 1850 US Fed. Census in Clinton Co., Il. Dist. 68 living next to his brother George (spelled Engrum) with their dad James living with "War" and Lucinda.
Added by Dianne ingram on Oct 22, 2014 4:52 AM
tango13
RE: John and Hanna Memorials
Are you aware of the others in the family plot, Ulmer, St. Clair, Nimmer...
Added by tango13 on Oct 21, 2014 10:12 AM
Susan
RE: Memorial photo for Frances
You are very welcome!
Added by Susan on Oct 13, 2014 6:48 PM
RoadToWellsville
RE: Robert Squibb
No problem, glad I could help!
Added by RoadToWellsville on Oct 13, 2014 2:09 PM
chcobe
John William Howard-17966530
On Oct 3, 2014 you requested the links to be added for Mr. Howard's parents. I have since received an email saying that they are not his parents. I have everything noted on his memorial page. I thought you might want to get with the Find A Grave member and sort it out. Maybe you both are cousins :) In the mean time I will unlink them but have hyperlinks to them on his memorial page.

Ellen Manuel has Mr. Howard's memorial page. She is very ill right now and will be for some time so she asked me to do her edits for her until she is able to do them.

Thank you
Added by chcobe on Oct 10, 2014 4:18 PM
Paul Manly
William Telford Ingram
David: You show Wm Telford Ingram at Quincy Nat'l Cemetery. I believe this should be Wm. P. Ingram (same family), but b. 1835, d. 1902.

Paul Manly, descended from his sister Minerva.
Added by Paul Manly on Oct 05, 2014 2:54 AM
Ron Roberson
RE: Jonathan and Jane Memorials
You're welcome. The same monument also has the name of James T. Walker 1834-1892. And in the same lot there are markers for Ann Sophronia Walker 1856-1898, Jonathan T. Jr. 1881-1899, William T. Walker 1865-1945, and Bessie M. Walker 1871-1957. I have photos of all of these in case you want to put out a request or create memorials for any of them.
Added by Ron Roberson on Oct 04, 2014 7:18 PM
Sharee Thornberry
Benjamin Johnson #75874897
You show the following dates: born 24 Aug 1736; died 18 Aug 1769. Wife Mary Moorman Johnson. Was there a grave marker to document this? I believe this information is incorrect.

According to several SAR applications (57814, 57084, 57823, 57068), his father, Benjamin Johnson (born 1705) died in 1769. Agnes Clark was his first wife and Mary Moorman was his 2nd wife.

I have found Benjamin Johnson (born 1736) married to Lucy Moorman in 1756 according to U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 from Ancestry.com.

Please review.

Sharee Thornberry

Added by Sharee Thornberry on Oct 03, 2014 10:31 AM
Susan W
RE: Duplicate graves
David,
Sounds good to me. I just looked and you have not updated the cemetery yet. As soon as you add Hall Cemetery, I will repost my photos to yours and delete my entry. I visited this cemetery just 8 days ago, and these photos are mine. The cemetery is in terrible shape. We are forming a non-profit this year to hopefully help restore this cemetery (and other things). I hope we can succeed in gettng it done.
thanks,
Susan
Added by Susan W on Sep 30, 2014 4:20 PM
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