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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 (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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Carole Kavelman
photo request fulfilled
Thanks you very much for providing the photo I requested of John Scott (Sir) I believe.
Added by Carole Kavelman on Jun 12, 2015 8:22 AM
Darrel Salisbury
Find A Grave correction - John Ruggles
Thanks for the photo. A number of Ruggles are in Eliot Burying Ground. I'll put John there until someone proves me wrong.

Added by Darrel Salisbury on Jun 09, 2015 2:14 PM
John F. Likins
raccoon cemetery

I took the time to drive up to Aliquippa to visit this cemetery. Unfortunately, I believe the entries are in error. There are no headstones for Laicans, Rambo, or Fish. Further, the listing available at the local history society had no entries either. Further, info available indicates the cemetery was part of the church established in 1823. Lastly, officially the area was not open to settlement by the U.S. until 1795, although there were people present in the early 1740's...still well after the death dates of the Laicans. I have not received any information from the poster, so i don't know what sources he was using.

Oh well, it was worth the trip anyway. The area is a pleasant town.

Added by John F. Likins on May 31, 2015 6:13 PM
John F. Likins
Raccoon Cemetery

There are a number of Laican in this cemetery, that I think you will want to look at. Here's one memorial ID to get you there: 132455697.

Added by John F. Likins on May 21, 2015 6:11 PM
Laura Swiess
John Cowgill
John Cowgill and wife Bridget
If the offer still stands, I would like to have a copy of John and Bridget's marriage certificate and Certificate of Removal from England. Memorial # 76245182.
Added by Laura Swiess on Feb 25, 2015 8:07 AM
Alexander Gibson Morgan Portrait.
Hello David, I notice you have posted a copy of a portrait of Alexander Gibson Morgan (1802-1847) on the site. I am a volunteer with the Okeechobee Battlefield Friends in Florida, and Mr. Morgan commanded a battalion of Missouri "Spies" in the battle. Could you perhaps tell me where the original portrait resides today? If not, has it been published in a book or magazine?

Many thanks for sharing.

James Marshall
Added by RedRover on Feb 18, 2015 12:51 PM
Judy Estep
John Cowgill and wife Bridget
If the offer still stands, I would like to have a copy of John and Bridget's marriage certificate and Certificate of Removal from England. Memorial # 76245182.
Added by Judy Estep on Feb 11, 2015 11:53 PM
Mouns Jones
Thank you for the transfers.
Added by SHARON NEIMAN KLEINSTUBER on Feb 10, 2015 9:00 AM
claudia mader
John Smith Lemmon
Dave, thank you for being one of those who keeps the records of our ancestors. I have to add to that in that John Smith Lemmon did not go south as recorded in the local history book. He wound up in Colorado and dies there. I have a dear friend and relative who descends from John Smith Lemmon and he has documented his life. That life should be made public by him if he is willing to provide it. If you are interested contact me. I descend from his brother Barrett Lemmon. Also I have the history of Fielding Lemmon that I can provide for anyone interested.
Claudia Mader
Added by claudia mader on Feb 04, 2015 11:40 AM
Martha Mckinnon
124004168 Micajah Paulk
I need your help. Do you have any idea where he is buried in Jefferson Co? Thank you so much.
Added by Martha Mckinnon on Jan 30, 2015 4:51 PM
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