|David Reese (#47131508)|
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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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|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.
|Allan Garner||Martha Garner Rust or whatever...|
That was fast, David...Thank you, I will try to sort out all the other dueling memorials.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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
|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
|Fredda Jones||Sir Brian Tuke|
Is there an actual gravesite for Brian Tuke to be visited? Thanks!
|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.
|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 ???
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