At the age of 16, John Davis joined the war effort. He crossed the Delaware with
George Washington on Christmas Eve 1776, served under the command of the
Marquis de Lafayette and witnessed the surrender of Lord Cornwallis.
Ann Simpson, at the age of 16, was hired by General Washington to carry messages
to his generals. An expert horse rider, Ann was never caught, but occasionally
had to swallow messages and disguise herself as an old woman.
After the war, John and Ann were married at Ann's home in Bucks County PA. They
had nine children and later became one of the founding families of Dublin OH.
This unique and powerful story has never been told in dramatic form. Big Walnut Productions is endeavoring to develop this story into script for stage and/or film, with supporting materials such as a coloring book, picture book, dolls, etc. The show will also be designed for use by schools andmay be made available
as a live video-streaming program to classrooms and
auditoriums throughout the United States.
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John and Ann Davis memorial
Davis Historical Cemetery