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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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RE: Memorial photo for Frances
You are very welcome!
Added by Susan on Oct 13, 2014 6:48 PM
RE: Robert Squibb
No problem, glad I could help!
Added by RoadToWellsville on Oct 13, 2014 2:09 PM
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

Please review.

Sharee Thornberry

Added by Sharee Thornberry on Oct 03, 2014 10:31 AM
Susan W
RE: Duplicate graves
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.
Added by Susan W on Sep 30, 2014 4:20 PM
Ruth Foust Wayer
Mary's lineage
Thank you so much! My email is It will be interesting to see citations of proof for her line. Thanks again.
Added by Ruth Foust Wayer on Sep 29, 2014 4:35 PM
Susan W
Duplicate graves
Hello David,
I added one of my ancestors here yesterday. For some reason I had not found your entry until now. Now there are two entries for Dr. Baker. Mine has photos of his grave and cemetery info. Yours has no cemetery.
This is mine: 136389564
Should we merge our information into one memorial? What should we do?
Added by Susan W on Sep 26, 2014 11:02 AM
Ruth Foust Wayer
Henry Bowker & Mary Radcliffe
Having read your last message, I am now rather confused. Is it Henry Bowker or Mary Radcliffe who is the descendant of Edward III? If you are willing, I am very interested in seeing the portion of the tree that shows Edward III down to Mary Elizabeth Baker and her brother, Henry. I know that many people prefer not to share the results of their own personal research, and I certainly understand that. But if you are willing, I would be extremely grateful.
Added by Ruth Foust Wayer on Sep 23, 2014 9:39 AM
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