The Parrys left England to practice their Quaker religion without ridicule. They found their home in New Hope, Pennsylvania, where they went on to become one of the regionas most illustrious families. Follow two generations of the Parry family, spanning a period of one hundred years from the pre-Revolutionary War to the end of the American Civil War. They rely on their knowledge, skills, and steadfast determination to leave a lasting impact on both New Hope and Philadelphia. The family derived much of its strength from Benjamin Parry, a multifaceted entrepreneur, inventor, and community leader who dominated New Hope for more than half a century. His efforts make the town the industrial capital of Bucks County in the early nineteenth century. The story continues with Benjaminas son, Oliver, who becomes an intrepid pioneer of Philadelphiaas Spring Garden District when the city was expanding its boundaries westward in the mid-nineteenth century. Gain a unique perspective of the nationas first one hundred years as it struggles to form a more perfect union by examining the hard work of just one family whose shared sense of destiny helped the nation achieve its potential. Be inspired by The Parrys of Philadelphia and New Hope.George and Martha Washington stayed with the Paxsons one evening in June 1778 when General Washington led the Continental Army from Valley ... Benjamin wrote an acrostic poem to Jane a couple of years before they were married.
|Title||:||The Parrys of Philadelphia and New Hope|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2011-02-21|