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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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jim gillis
I transferred the memorial to you. You can copy what you need and then delete it.
Added by jim gillis on Jul 28, 2016 6:11 PM
Barbara Sherriff Hahn
Peter Browne
You indicated that the Peter Browne memorial #162880074 from 2016 is a duplication of one from 2003. I am unable to locate this one. Can you send me the memorial number?
Thank you so much,
Added by Barbara Sherriff Hahn on Jul 28, 2016 2:07 PM
George DeKay
I have corrected the middle name to Jones.
Do you know the death year of his first wife?
Sometime about 1881.
Added by George DeKay on Jul 28, 2016 10:28 AM
Heather King
RE: My Family I put to many d's try this email if it still does not work try
Added by Heather King on Jul 26, 2016 5:05 PM
Heather King
My Family
Mr. Reese I have found that John Cowgill and Bridget Croasdale are my 9th great grandparents. I would love a copy of the marriage certificate and certificate of removal from england. If you could email me at I would gratly appreciate it.
Thank you, Heather King
Added by Heather King on Jul 26, 2016 8:20 AM
RE: DeGraffenreid/DeGraffenreed Family

Thank you for all of the wonderful work you have posted on our family line. I can tell it represents many years of research!
Added by J L on Jul 23, 2016 12:18 PM
jessie paulk
Sarah Stearns Paulk
Can you tell me the source for this unmarked grave being in the Alexander Cemetery. Need data for SAR and DAR applications. Contact me at
Her husband Pvt Micajah Paulk is not buried in Union Primitive Baptist Church, his son Micajah is.
Added by jessie paulk on Jun 11, 2016 1:08 PM
Stephen D. Chanko
Wingfield Ancestors
David, I would love to correspond further with you about the Wingfield family. It appears you have a long Wingfield ancestry and would love to correspond further with you via email. I am currently the Vice-President of the Wingfield Family Society and would like to contact you. If you can contact me at I would be most appreciative. Thank you for your time and assistance. Regards, Stephen
Added by Stephen D. Chanko on Jun 10, 2016 8:36 PM
John Johnston #147834206 ancestry
Hello David
I am hoping you can fill in some holes in researching my ancestor, John Johnston. He is posted as #147834206. John is a big puzzle piece missing in my research. I need to know your sources for the following info:
(1) That Thomas of Craig Johnston (#46787199) and Mary Irvine (#46787378) are his parents. You have linked to them from those ID numbers as his parents.
(2) That John is the brother of James Johnston #46786799. You have linked him as a sibling.
(3) You don't have this on their ID, but do you happen to know the wife of John? She would also be the mother of William Johnson #136901366.
The links you have belong to "Gathering Roots" which unfortunately is not accepting messages.
Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
Added by GeekEnVogue on May 29, 2016 7:19 PM
emma lutkin
RE: Andrew Likins Memorial
You are very welcome. Andy was a great man and somebody I looked up to. I have a lot to thank him for. We lost touch for a while so I was not aware he had passed away until a few months ago when I tried to track him down. I am sorry for your loss
Added by emma lutkin on May 05, 2016 3:19 AM
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