Donald Pelton Margaret Emily Landsdown was born in 1845, and at the time the Civil War began in 1861 was living in a small settlement right north of the state line between Kentucky and Tennesee. Her father, William Alamander Landsdown, owned a small general store in the town. One day, a rebel cavalry unit staged a cross-border raid. They rounded up all the grown men in the town, and said they would do nothing to harm anyone if no one shot at them. Margaret Landsdown crept to the tent where the grown men were being held, and found by whispering through the canvas that they were all right. After that, someone fired a shot, which my Mother suspects might have been done by one of the Rebel Cavalrymen. The "Rebs" then proceeded to loot mr. Landsdowne's store, and spread bolts of cloth out in the muddy streets to be trampled by their horses before leaving. Mother always admired Margaret's bravery for going to see if her Father was still well.
Jul 25, 2004 · posted to the surname Landsdown
Donald Pelton The names are (Left to right) Ada Blue, Lulu Blue, Margaret L. Blue, William Elmer Blue, Nettie Blue.
Aug 08, 2004 · posted to the photo Mrs. Blue and her children
Donald Pelton I agree with web455, the picture appears to be taken during the Spanish American War, but I was going by the uniforms instead of the rifles. Uniforms tend to change about every 20 years or so. After the Spanish American war and before World war 1 they adopted shirts that were about the same tone as the pants.
Jun 21, 2004 · posted to the photo Old 1800s military photo
Donald Pelton All Caucasian Blackshears, Blackshers, and Blackshaws can trace their ancestry back to one couple who came over just after the colonies were founded, therefore, I am related through a Great(3) Grandmother Nancy Blacksher, 1808-1901.
Jun 22, 2004 · posted to the photo Descendants of Josephine Blackshear
Donald Pelton That was funny! You should not send one little man to drag a big one off to a POW camp.
Jan 16, 2005 · posted to the photo The Warren Hammond Family