Widow Whites Tavern Basking Ridge Part 2

Widow Whites Tavern in Basking Ridge, New Jersey - Mr. Local History Archive #mrlocalhistory

Updated April 2017 Originally posted October 12, 2009 Widow White’s Tavern Often I like to post research in hopes that other researchers can see what’s been gathered and take the discussion to a new level. Please feel free to reach out if there are other items that get discovered. Widow Whites Tavern – Lee Lodge Research The Event that Changed America FOREVER!   At about noon time on December 13,1776, General Charles Lee (1731-1782), was alarmed by Major Wilkinson while he was writing a letter to General Gates about George…

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Widow Whites Tavern in Basking Ridge was more than a Grog Stop

Widow Whites Tavern in Basking Ridge, New Jersey - Mr. Local History Archive #mrlocalhistory

Basking Ridge, New Jersey’s Most Famous Incident At about noon time on December 13,1776, General Charles Lee (1731-1782), was alarmed by Major Wilkinson while he was writing a letter to General Gates about George Washington in an upstairs bedroom of the Widow White’s Tavern. Widow White’s Tavern, named after Ebenezer White’s wife Mary Brown White, became the centerpiece of Revolutionary War history on that day, because It was on this most unfortunate day for General Lee that General Lee became a prisoner of the British Army, leaving General Washington in…

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