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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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Fredda Jones
Sir Reginald Scott
I'm afraid we have all made a mistake on the photo posted for Sir Reginald Scott. If the date posted by the museum is correct, our Reginald was dead before this one was painted. Of course, maybe we have Reginald's death date wrong.
Added by Fredda Jones on Feb 05, 2017 9:12 PM
Richard Mayo
Herbert Henry Zimmermann
Find A Grave Memorial# 175930618
he is the son of Charles Wilhelm Zimmermann and Elizabeth Angstman Zimmermann
what do you know about him ???
Added by Richard Mayo on Feb 02, 2017 10:08 PM
Betty King
Dr. J. C. Blair
Hi, Could you please tell me the name of the newspaper and the date with the article about Dr. J. C. Blair that is on the site with him grave marker. I would like to read it but can not because it is so small. I would like to get a copy emailed to me if you can. He is a most interesting man. I have tried to look up this article on but could not determine if it is there. If I have the date and newspaper name I may be able to find it.
Thank you so much for all the work you are doing on Find A Grave.
Best regards,
Betty Jean King
Added by Betty King on Jan 28, 2017 11:48 AM
Fredda Jones
Thank You
Just wanted to say thank you for the unbelievable photos you have posted!
Added by Fredda Jones on Jan 24, 2017 5:02 PM
Random Bailey
Family Research
Hi I'm trying to do some research on my family tree and keep finding dead ends with more questions than answers. Any chance you can help me with some of it? Namely the Lykins line. Thanks!
Added by Random Bailey on Jan 19, 2017 10:46 PM
Location Scott photo
Hi David, I just ran across your picture of the burial place (can't think of the right word) of Sir Richard Scott and Lady Anne de Pympe on Find A Grave Memorial# 51531900. What church is it in? Thanks!
Added by whizinc on Jan 13, 2017 11:38 PM
Karri Samson
Emma Samson
Unfortunately I don't have Emma death date either. I would be happy to share information about the Samson's with you. James was my great grandfather, his son Guy was my grandfather and Stanley James was my father. I belong to the Mayflower Society through George Soul, Peter Brown and Francis Cooke. Pilgrim Henry Samson was a cousin to our Abraham Samson. My e-mail address is I look forward to hearing more from you.
Added by Karri Samson on Nov 08, 2016 5:03 PM
Karri Samson
Hi David, I wrote you a long message that just disappeared. I will try again tomorrow. Karri
Added by Karri Samson on Nov 07, 2016 8:59 PM
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
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