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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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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
Richard (Dick) Messinger
Michael Likin
The correction you send for Michael doesn't have the last name the same. I didn't post it till I find out why ?
Added by Richard (Dick) Messinger on Mar 27, 2017 6:55 AM
Allan Garner
RE: Martha Garner Rust
Let's hope all the admins of the various "dueling" memorials for her can actually sort out correctly who she was married to and get it right...once.

Stay tuned, and thanks again.
Added by Allan Garner on Mar 18, 2017 9:11 PM
Allan Garner
Martha Garner Rust or whatever...
That was fast, David...Thank you, I will try to sort out all the other dueling memorials.
Added by Allan Garner on Mar 18, 2017 8:31 PM
Sharon Leon
RE: Mounce Huling question
The hunch would have made one of his first cousins his wife. That did happen sometimes, so should certainly be considered as a possibility.
Added by Sharon Leon on Mar 13, 2017 1:27 PM
Sharon Leon
Mounce Huling question
On the Mounce Huling memorial that you transferred to me, you had that Mounce had married Helena Eleanor Hulings, daughter of Michael & Anna Hedge Cocke Hulings. Do you have a source for that information? Craig in his Huling genealogy has that Mounce married Helena unknown c. 1738. Sharon
Added by Sharon Leon on Mar 12, 2017 2:45 PM
Marc Doty
Doty Lines
Was your Ambrose Calvert Doty born in 1826 in Tennessee? If so, you need to go back 5 generations to Samuel Doty (m to Jane Harmon) to get a common ancestor with me. Then, go forward 7 or 8 generations and I know a couple males with DNA testing. I've had my DNA tested, too. I don't think this will help your friend. Sorry. Memorial #131159078 (my dad) has my line.
Added by Marc Doty on Mar 10, 2017 1:16 PM
Sharon Leon
Marcus Huling
I don't know right now who the Marcus you transferred would have been. There were lots of Marcus Hulings. I should be able to eventually figure it out though. I'm sure he's related. Thanks! Sharon
Added by Sharon Leon on Mar 08, 2017 11:52 AM
Sharon Leon
Huling transfers
Thank you so much for transferring the memorials for my Huling ancestors! I was excited to see that you had chosen to do that. As soon as I'm able, I'll add more information to their memorials. Sharon
Added by Sharon Leon on Mar 06, 2017 3:31 PM
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