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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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Lisa McEwan
RE: Robert and Mary Nelson
you are so welcome
Added by Lisa McEwan on Oct 11, 2016 4:02 PM
Lisa McEwan
Robert and Mary Nelson
Just an FYI I also added a grave photo of Catherine Nelson, Robert's wife. According to the grave stone Mary is his consort.
Added by Lisa McEwan on Oct 11, 2016 2:46 PM
John P
Rupp Family
Are you related to the Rupps of Leola,Lancaster County?
Added by John P on Oct 11, 2016 5:04 AM
Mary Crawford
RE: Pvt Isaac Goar
I would love to collaborate with you. I am not in Coles County. I now live in Florida, so anything I do will be long distance researching. Are you in Coles County?
Added by Mary Crawford on Sep 29, 2016 2:00 PM
Mary Crawford
RE: Pvt Isaac Goar
David, I honestly don't know if he is buried in the Campground Cemetery or not. So many stones have been "disposed" of by the caretaker. I am convinced that my 5th great grandfather is buried there also, but can't prove it. I was thinking about trying to get board permission to set up a military stone for him as he served in the war of 1812. Just haven't gotten around to it yet.
Added by Mary Crawford on Sep 29, 2016 10:58 AM
Kim Mikels
Please contact me
Added by Kim Mikels on Sep 01, 2016 7:22 AM
Elizabeth Harris
RE: Samuel and John Gray
Many thanks for the quick reply!
Added by Elizabeth Harris on Aug 19, 2016 6:21 PM
J Knaepen
RE: David Sharp Photo Request
I am sorry, I do not have listed in my distant cousin/also neighbor Elisha Sharp's siblings but found this on
Which this other tree does list a Elizabeth Daug of William Sharp
Added by J Knaepen on Aug 11, 2016 9:42 PM
Dolores J. Rush
Likens/Lykins Family
I'm trying to figure out a connection between the Lykins family, the Boones and the Allen/ Fletcher/Griffin/White family. I wrote this biography some time ago on Dr. Johnston Lykins,
then discovered his brother, David Lykins, whom the county was named for in the Kansas territory where my 3rd great-grandfather settled when he first moved there. My 3rd great-grandmother's aunt lived near an Isaac Lykins in Montgomery county, KY and I wondered if there was any connection between the two, other than surname?
There is a map on the last webpage that shows Isaac Lykins land. Does any of this sound familiar?
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Aug 10, 2016 12:38 AM
J Knaepen
David Sharp Photo Request
I can't fulfill your request for David Sharp as the tombstone does not exist. Row 7 would be back by the fence and the newer graves. There is a pile of stones in the center of the cemetery, which I have turned over, but no luck. This cemetery is being maintained by nice young people currently living in the old Sharp home. Ten Mile and the Sharp family are beloved to me. Here is my Sharp Cemetery Website.
I hope this helps.
Added by J Knaepen on Aug 06, 2016 10:01 PM
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