Tag: Battle of Westchester Creek

Charity Ferris and the American Revolution

Charity Ferris’ 1807 Will

James Ferris,1734-1780, and his wife, Charity Thomas Ferris, played no small part in the American Revolution. Living in Throgs Neck, Westchester County (now a neighborhood in the Bronx), the family suffered much and yet, the legends says, worked to spy on the British occupiers and pass the information to General Washington.