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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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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
Ruth Foust Wayer
Henry Bowker
According to my research, Henry Bowker, born 1605, died 1701 was married to Mary Radcliffe. Their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Baker, married Thomas Canby. My daughter-in-law is a direct descendant of this couple. I now see that the Henry I asked you about may be Mary Elizabeth's grandfather and Mary Radcliffe her grandmother, depending on the birthdate I accept for Mary Elizabeth Baker - 1640 or 1646. Henry Baker may actually be Mary Elizabeth's father, since it's improbable that Henry Bowker lived to be 96. He may have been born in 1605 but his son Henry Baker may be the Henry that died in 1701. Any light you can shed on this morass will be very much appreciated.
Added by Ruth Foust Wayer on Sep 19, 2014 8:31 AM
Ruth Foust Wayer
Henry Bowker, #65132544
You maintain in this memorial that Henry was a 9th great grandson of Edward III of England. I am researching my daughter-in-law's families, and Henry is a 10th great grandfather, which makes her a direct descendant of Edward III. Can you provide documentation of Henry's relationship to Edward III? I haven't found anything to prove his lineage yet but certainly would love to! Anything you have would be much appreciated, of course.
Ruth Foust Wayer
Added by Ruth Foust Wayer on Sep 16, 2014 9:53 AM
Dr. James M. Owston
RE: Moses Corey
I think I've approved all of them.
Added by Dr. James M. Owston on Sep 14, 2014 8:31 PM
Lee Wilkerson
RE: Lt. Col. William Yates
Hi David...
thanks for your quick response to my previous questions.
The issue that I would most like to address is the comment in the bio on your page for Lt. Col. Wm. Yates..."Married firstly to Jane Henry, secondly to Anne Isham Poythress, thirdly to Elizabeth Booth."
Do you have any recollection of the data source for the first wife - Jane Henry?
I have a family record traced to a William and Jane Yates during this time frame and location. I need assistance in locating proof documents to substantiate the lineage to my family.
My Best
Lee Wilkerson
Added by Lee Wilkerson on Sep 02, 2014 3:38 PM
Lee Wilkerson
Lt. Col. William Yates
I am seeking to locate a the proof document that shows Wm. Yates was first married to Jane Henry. Did Jane and William have a daughter named Sarah?
Lee Wilkerson
Added by Lee Wilkerson on Sep 01, 2014 2:22 PM
John Zihlman
Miles Hart/ Bleakly Cemetery
David, I discovered your memorials on Miles Hart and Miles Henry Hart in Bleakley Cemetery at Fort Knox Ky. I believe these are a 5G grandfather and 4G grand uncle. Do you know if there are markers at the cemetery and if not, is there some kind of documentation available that shows they are buried there? I am going to be in that area in the fall. Thanks for your memorials. I think they may turn out to be a big help. John Zihlman, Fort Worth, Tx.
Added by John Zihlman on Aug 18, 2014 2:05 PM
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