December 13 – The Day that Altered American History Happened in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Post Views: 2,588 If it wasn’t for this event, the world might have had a different look. Basking Ridge, New Jersey’s most famous Incident occurred 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…

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Widow White’s Tavern in Basking Ridge was more than a Grog Stop

Capture at Widown Whites Tavern - Mr Local History Project

Post Views: 14,100 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…

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Three Most Historic Moments That Changed Basking Ridge & America

#3localhistoryeventchallenge - 3 Greatest Moments in Basking Ridge History

Post Views: 1,176 PREVIEW RELEASE – PUBLIC INPUT INVITED – While an editorial, this preview piece is a way to promote the three most important events in our towns history. Feel free to comment at the end of the story. On the internet, we’ve created the #3LOCALHISTORYEVENTCHALLENGE where you share your town’s three most historic events. As the historian for Bernards Township, representing Bernards Towns#hip and its four hamlets is a great honor and I’m always looking for ways to showcase local history to residents, neighbors, and friends that haven’t…

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Widow White’s Tavern 7th Wooden Historic Village Keepsake

The infamous Widow White's Tavern in Basking Ridge changed the course of American history.

Post Views: 2,839 Be part of the Widow White’s Tavern limited edition run. Mr Local History is proud to announce the upcoming release of the 7th in the collectible series, the infamous 1776 Widow White’s Tavern in the village of Basking Ridge. Orders for this inaugural run are now being taken online. Only a limited number will be produced. The Historic Somerset Hills Village keepsake collection is a collectible series honoring historic iconic buildings, properties, and fixtures that are part of the historic fabric of our community. Keepsakes are selected…

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What Happened to Mary White, the House, and the Property-Widow White’s Tavern

Mr Local History Widow Whites Tavern

Post Views: 21,357 Below are the original research notes as I had spent years researching contradicting information on the Widow White’s Tavern in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. 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. Brooks Betz, Bernards Township Historian – Originally gathered in 2009. Updated April 2017 Taverns and Inns of the 18th and 19th Centuries In the 18th…

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