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Mad Anthony Wayne ride looking for flesh

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Mad Anthony Wayne ride looking for flesh

Posted: 8 Jun 2007 5:48AM GMT
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This was local to my childhood home. On our block was a pre-revolutionary church. The very prominent Wayne family was church members. They founded Wayne PA and Ft Wayne IN. Anthony was a general under George Washington. They nick named him mad Anthony. He performed his own reconnaissance behind enemy lines at night using a reversible jacket. The inside of his jacket looked like a British officer’s jacket. After the wars he moved west and founded Ft. Wayne IN where he died. His will stated his bones were to rest in the family plot in Wayne PA. They figured his flesh would rot off by the time the body got to PA so the boiled the flesh off and buried that in a grave in IN while his bones were sent back in a casket to be buried in PA. On All Hollows Eve, the skeleton rides a skeleton horse down Church Road then rides down Darby Paoli Road looking for flesh. If he finds it he takes it from the living. He is like the Headless Horseman of Tarrytown NY.

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