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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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Dale Coover
RE: Transfer?
Lets talk and trade info I am at and tell john hello we went to school together Dale Coover
Added by Dale Coover on Jan 22, 2015 7:43 AM
Dale Coover
Elizabeth Ring Nield Jefferis my 7th g grandmother# 126298879
Dale Coover #47963854
Thanks for being a graver and your time.
PS are you related to a John Reese?
Added by Dale Coover on Jan 21, 2015 2:19 PM
Jan Breshears Thomas
RE: Segroffenzeier Family
David, I appreciate your confidence in me, but I have never heard the name above. I would check with PCGS and ask them. The office will be open in the morning. I have no idea. Sorry. Jan
Added by Jan Breshears Thomas on Dec 19, 2014 6:42 PM
Judy Young
RE: Ross and Amanda Memorials
You are most welcome. Have a nice day.
Added by Judy Young on Dec 05, 2014 11:24 AM
Robert Carter Wellford
I have a copy of his obit if you would like it, send me your email and I will forward. Marsha
Added by MGBVA on Dec 05, 2014 8:54 AM
Dianne ingram
Weir Telford Ingram
I have written in the past with speculation that you had the wrong father for Weir. You had Miller Ingram who was born 1801. Tonight I discovered that both Miller and Weir have the same death date. 11/20/1871. Since Weir's youngest girl Minerva with living with her brother in 1880 - It would seem that the 1871 death date is correct. There isn't a thing you can do about this - but I want you to know should someone bring this up. Both Miller and Weir were living in Missouri when they died.
Added by Dianne ingram on Dec 03, 2014 2:11 AM
Jerry Sherwood
John W Sherwood, Memorial# 42105895
Didn't take long to find it. Looks like they were married just before his discharge from the Army and divorced less than two years later. Thanks for the contributions to the memorial.
Added by Jerry Sherwood on Dec 01, 2014 7:01 PM
Jerry Sherwood
John W Sherwood, Memorial# 42105895
I was not aware that my grandfather was married twice. Can you please share your documentation with me? Thank you
Added by Jerry Sherwood on Dec 01, 2014 6:00 PM
RE: William Stevenson Memorial
You're welcome!
Added by bc on Nov 21, 2014 11:29 AM
Aaron Royer
Sebastian Mathias Royer
Added by Aaron Royer on Nov 16, 2014 12:46 AM
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