The James & Ann Whitall House
The Whitall Mansion, on the Delaware River at Red Bank (National Park) and on the battlefield of Fort Mercer.
James Whitall sold his plantation on Timber Creek in 1699 and purchased the plantation at Red Bank. In 1748 he built his home of brick, now known as the Whitall Mansion.
On the north gable of the house are the letters "I.A.W." and the date "1748," indicating that the builder was James Whitall. His wife Ann was a sister of John Cooper, a member of the Continental Congress in 1776. The house was caught up in the attack on Fort Mercer at Red Bank in October, 1777.
Tradition states that Ann Whitall continued to spin her yarn while the battle raged outside, and afterward nursed the injured Hessians.
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