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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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Glenda Weatherspoon
William Rust
I am also a descendant and wondered if you are in the DNA base?
Added by Glenda Weatherspoon on Oct 14, 2017 2:22 PM
Ross Pake
Ingram family
Hi David,

I have been researching the Ingrams of eastern TN for more than 20 years. I recently had success in connecting the Thomas James Ingram (1781-1850) from your file to 7 brothers & sisters as well as their ancestors back to Robert Ingram (b. 1625) of Somerset Co., MD. I would like to share this information with you and find out where you found the date for Thomas and his father William. I look forward to exchanging information. Ross Pake
Added by Ross Pake on Jul 21, 2017 11:52 AM
James B. Kelly
Memorial# 51530710
You have posted a photo of a sculpture of Sir John Scott and Anne (Pympe) Scott on the ref memorial site. Can you tell me where and when the photo was taken? I spent a day in May 2017 in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Brabourne Kent and that sculpture was not present. Any info much appreciated.

Jim Kelly
15th great grandson of John & Anne.
Added by James B. Kelly on Jun 29, 2017 1:09 PM
Karen Wood
RE: Clay/Cowgills
Mine are Clay, Chiles, Terrells, all in VA. Martha Clay married Ralph Blankenship in Chesterfield County, VA.
Added by Karen Wood on Jun 12, 2017 8:59 PM
Karen Wood
I'm taking a guess you may have some connection to Odessa DE. I've oft worked on the Corbit Genealogy, and your find a grave site came up for Dr. Charles Clay. I noticed some of the messages left, and saw Cowgill's of Little Creek. Dr. Charles Clay of Virginia is my 7th Great Grandfather. While the Cowgill's are not related to me, it give me a clue who you may be related to, and I see other names in common= ie Chiles, and other Friends and relatives.
I think there is an error in the Corbit genealogy. If interested, send me a message and I'll explain.
Added by Karen Wood on Jun 12, 2017 8:08 PM
Kay Griffin Snow
Hi David,
When I didn't hear from you I thought I would look around a little.

I looked at some trees, and some I found absolutely useless, they were not done by a genealogy nut.

Two or three had William (that sent info about) born and seven years later he got married.

I know I make more mistakes than I can fix in a week but I won't even try to trace that out.

I hope you will join me and let's try to come up with that next generation, maybe working together we can turn something around.

It is beautiful here in the Missouri Ozarks.
Added by Kay Griffin Snow on Jun 09, 2017 2:15 AM
Kay Griffin Snow
Hi David, you do know it took me 20+ years to prove the link with Thomas Griffin and Edy Sharp. lol

I would have to do some research before I would make that leap. I would love to make the next link but I need some proof.

Do you have anything solid, maybe thru Pat. I would love to be convinced.

e-mail me at: let's talk!

Added by Kay Griffin Snow on Jun 06, 2017 10:07 PM
Julie Martin Felps
I transferred Charles Canady's memorial to your care.
Added by Julie Martin Felps on May 31, 2017 2:24 PM
Helene Werner
Henry Cowgill
Hi David,
Being new to Find-A-Grave, my thanks go out to those who have given assistance to newbees. You have mentioned that you would share Cowgill marriage license and the Certificate when leaving England. Is it possible for you to email a copy of these documents? My research has just begun on this Cowgill-Croasdale family and I believe that Henry is my 6th great grandfather. My email is
Any of your assistance is appreciated. This request hopefully will lead to finding even more of my ancestors.
Helene Werner
Added by Helene Werner on May 10, 2017 12:48 PM
Kathryn Henry Wilson
Information on Henry Cowgill
You have mentioned that you have his marriage license and the Certificate when leaving England. Would you send me a copy of any documents you feel will be helpful. I have just begun researching this leg of our family and have found Henry Cowgill is my 6th great grandfather although I am under his second wife Rachel Baker. My email is Thank you very much.
Added by Kathryn Henry Wilson on Apr 24, 2017 3:24 PM
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