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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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luculente
William Halliday Memorial# 126492075
David,

William was my 6th great-grandfather. I'm curious as to where you got the information about his wife's maiden name Woodward and also about his parents Rev. Samuel Halliday and Lettice Crawford. I would like to add that information to my files but I don't like to add things without a source. Can you help me out? Thanks.

LuAnn
Added by luculente on Jan 31, 2016 8:37 PM
Muriel Brooks
duplicate
Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I've deleted my entry.
Added by Muriel Brooks on Dec 11, 2015 12:26 PM
Roger Hicks
David Jesse
Thanks for the information. That was a long way to travel at that time. Is it possible somebody in that family had Cherokee blood and was following people who survived the Trail of Tears?
Roger D. Hicks
Added by Roger Hicks on Nov 19, 2015 8:48 PM
Roger Hicks
David Jesse "D. J." Lykins 20552222
There is a tombstone for D. J. Lykins in South Fork Cemetery in Morgan County KY, with both his & his wife's name and dates on it. Can you possibly tell me the circumstances under which he died and came to be buried in Oklahoma. I created a cenotaph for the memorial in KY since his information is on it along with his wife's.
Thanks,
Roger Hicks
Added by Roger Hicks on Nov 16, 2015 1:28 PM
tmp721
RE: Donaldson Memorials
Are you related David?
Added by tmp721 on Oct 31, 2015 12:24 PM
Tyrrell "T.C." Burns
Elizabeth Short Brabrook
You really caught me off guard with your question. At first I assumed that your request had come through my work with Find-A-Grave. Then after pouring over 3 other family trees that I have created, I finally went back to my personal family tree. That work was created several years ago and as such, to the best of my memory, that link between Elizabeth Short Brabrook and Henry Moses Short was found on Rootsweb.com.

That is about as far as I can remember on short notice. Elizabeth Short Brabrook's mother was Mary Elizabeth Ashley(1577-1623)
Added by Tyrrell "T.C." Burns on Oct 19, 2015 6:15 PM
Tyrrell "T.C." Burns
Elizabeth Short Brabrook
You really caught me off guard with your question. At first I assumed that your request had come through my work with Find-A-Grave. Then after pouring over 3 other family trees that I have created, I finally went back to my personal family tree. That work was created several years ago and as such, to the best of my memory, that link between Elizabeth Short Brabrook and Henry Moses Short was found on Rootsweb.com.

That is about as far as I can remember on short notice. Elizabeth Short Brabrook's mother was Mary Elizabeth Ashley(1577-1623)
Added by Tyrrell "T.C." Burns on Oct 19, 2015 6:14 PM
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
Billie
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 billie.jasper@yahoo.com?

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