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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 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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Michael Meiser
Jonas Nilsson
Hi David,
Could you share any info you have that Jonas Nilsson was buried New Swedes Christ Church, I have found reference to him being buried at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church in Philadelphia.
Added by Michael Meiser on Jun 27, 2014 2:18 PM
Gloria Cathcart
Photo for Henry Filmer
Yes, I will post the photo for Henry Filmer. But first please confirm for me which of the 8 Find A Grave Henry Filmer memorials you wish me to add to. I am thinking Find A Grave Memorial# 59610547.

I do not understand what you mean when you say "shows two views of Henry's face."

I would be pleased if you would contact me at my email address. I am curious as to your line. I can trace it on Find A Grave from the above Henry Find A Grave Memorial# 59610547 to Thomas Abner Green, but then don't know which of his four children to follow. I is great that you have so much information. My paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Filmer, on of the many Elizabeths!!!

Added by Gloria Cathcart on Jun 25, 2014 11:18 AM
Nathaniel DeGraffenried
Hi David,

Would you mind getting ahold of me at ? I am trying to find Nathaniel Y/E DeGraffenried in the 1870 census. Sincerely, Jonathan
Added by J L on Jun 15, 2014 10:20 AM
Nathaniel DeGraffenried
Hi David,

Would you mind getting ahold of me at ? I am trying to find Nathaniel Y/E DeGraffenried in the 1870 census. Sincerely, Jonathan
Added by J L on Jun 15, 2014 10:20 AM
Olive Oyl
James Poe.Newtonville, Alabama, USA
Hi David,

Thanks for adding a photograph of marker of James Poe, Revolutionary War Soldier, Memorial # 80578014.

I know he is buried in Fayette Co., Alabama. Do you have the name of the cemetery where his marker is located?

Thanks so much for your time and again for adding the marker to his findagrave memorial.
Added by Olive Oyl on Jun 14, 2014 7:21 PM
Carol deGraffenried
RE: Anthony deGraffenried

Flushing Cemetery
Flushing, Queens Co. NY

for Helen, John, Anthony

I have have photos I can add later
Added by Carol deGraffenried on Jun 01, 2014 12:09 PM
Carol deGraffenried
Anthony deGraffenried
I have cemetery name and photos for the family in New York. If I put in the cemetery it gives them new grave number & then duplicate information.
Added by Carol deGraffenried on Jun 01, 2014 9:34 AM
Richard Pickering
Sarah Lykins 1765 VA
Have you any information on Sarah ? She married John Pickering 127378394 in Va 1786. Richard
Added by Richard Pickering on May 26, 2014 7:31 PM
Maj. Henry Filmore 59610547
I would like to use the picture you posted for Henry Filmer.This would be for my family tree, and thus,non-profit. Thank you for your reply and for the work you do for Find A Grave. JoAnn
Added by JoAnn on Apr 18, 2014 9:09 AM
92711053 Elizabeth Clay McGehee
I would like to copy the paperwork who have posted on Elizabeth Clay McGehee and other members ofthe family.I am discovering a familial link, very distant cousins. This would be non profit and for my family tree only. Thank you for your reply. JoAnn
Added by JoAnn on Apr 17, 2014 2:47 PM
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