Saturday, July 4, 2009

Home of the 4th of July

We are spending this 4th of July in Philadelphia. Our daughter and her husband live in the city and kind of invited us to come for a visit.

My wife Mary's Longacre family settled in the Philadelphia area before the Revolutionary War. There are a couple relatives around but I doubt we will stop by to visit.

A year ago some Longacre cousins had a marker put on the grave of Israel Longacre and his wife. He lived here and served in the Revolutionary War so he had a close up view of the first 4th of July festivities.
Israel Longacre is buried at St James Church in the Kingsessing community of Philadelphia.

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