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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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William Strouse
RE: Eileen C (Reese) Strouse
You are welcome. There is so much data out there. All of it recorded by people of varying skill levels who may or may not have had their facts correct. We just keep diggin til we get it right.
Added by William Strouse on Sep 27, 2015 6:09 AM
Billie Jasper
Elizabeth Brabrook
Hi David, will you please provide your documentation that states Henry Short is the father Elizabeth Short? My source stated that Henry was her uncle. Thanks
Added by Billie Jasper on Sep 26, 2015 2:41 PM
Billie Jasper
Elizabeth Bray
Elizabeth Brabrook 125140842
Hello David,

Thank you for your "suggest a correction". I would like to have found her parents. Will you please send an e-mail to me at

Added by Billie Jasper on Jul 30, 2015 11:24 AM
Added by Billie Jasper on Sep 26, 2015 2:31 PM
Hi David,

Besides the DNA clues, finally found the paper proof that my great grandfather, Joseph DeGraffenried/eid/eed was the son of Nathaniel. Are you a relative by any chance? Wondered where the tintype came from. My e-mail is jlopp.geo @yahoo .com . Sincerely, Jonathan
Added by J L on Sep 19, 2015 7:04 AM
ChasP near Slapout
RE: Col William McGehee
I don't know Betsy Clay McGehee's burial. There's a photo of mine (by Mary Ann) I call "spaces" that has a reference to her sister Polly Clay Samuel's obit. "Buried by her dear departed sister" or something like that. So my only guess is the Bush Family Cemetery. (Memorial# 81578377)
Added by ChasP near Slapout on Sep 12, 2015 7:55 AM
ChasP near Slapout
Col William McGehee
My Aunt Ty was a serious family historian, and my cousin Anne remembers her saying that Col McGehee died in Tuscaloosa while living with daughter Annie Irving Glascock's family. My new wonderful friend "Carolcg" has sent a photo showing the graves of Annie Irving, sister Mary E Douthit, and Wm McGehee in very close proximity; and I am now confident that that this is his grave (# 92710977). I will post the photo on his page and now ask if you agree. I don't know the procedure and hope you do how to switch his page to Greenwood Cemetery in Tuscaloosa. Please contact me if any questions....
Charles Pelham
Wetumpka, AL
Added by ChasP near Slapout on Sep 11, 2015 7:08 PM
RE: Chase and Roy Memorials
You're welcome!
Added by verajean on Aug 05, 2015 1:03 PM
Billie Jasper
Elizabeth Brabrook 125140842
Hello David,

Thank you for your "suggest a correction". I would like to have found her parents. Will you please send an e-mail to me at

Added by Billie Jasper on Jul 30, 2015 11:24 AM
Dianne ingram
Your Thomas James Ingram
I am pretty sure your Thomas James Ingram Married Nancy Miller. But his birthdate is mixed up with James L. Ingram (8 Aug. 1787) who married a Mary Lee.(abt. 1807). You will notice that Miller was born in 1801. The birth date for your Thomas James was 1787. Thomas James would have been 14 yrs. old.

What is so confusing is that Thomas James went by James and all the legal papers I can find on James Ingram was really Thomas James...AUUGH

In Peter Miller's will (dated 31 January 1809) he mentions daughter Nancy and James' boy Miller Ingram. "My beloved wife Polly daughters Sally Lockmiller, Polly Buran, Darky Charles, Nancy Ingram and Ebby son, Jacob Miller. my two grandsons Pitzer Buran and Miller Ingram" Per Paul Manly, Miller and Rebecca Hagood's first child's name was Jacob. Peter Millers' father was named Jacob. From OneWorldTree in the person reporting Peter Miller's family said Nancy married a Thomas James Ingram.

Please feel free to investigate on your own. Would enjoy comments if you do find.
Dianne Ingram (
Added by Dianne ingram on Jul 12, 2015 11:54 PM
Amie Waltrip
RE: George Herndon Family Cemetery
Thank you so much! I think we've located the right area on the map, so we'll check it out the next time we're in the area. George Herndon is my husband's 6th-great-grandfather.
Added by Amie Waltrip on Jul 06, 2015 5:24 PM
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