Blogs purpose is to honor and celebrate the lives of two original Pioneer families of Port Orange, FL; Edward Archibald & Roselender (Barber) McDonald, m. Feb 7, 1848, Onslow Co., NC and William Eldridge & Mary Elizabeth (McDonald) Johnson, m. July 4, 1870, Port Orange and all their descendants. I’m proud to say Edward & Rose were my Great Great Grandparents and their first born Mary Elizabeth McDonald was my Great Grandmother and known locally as "The Palmetto Lady".
Edward Archibald & Roselender (Barber) McDonald, photo taken 1880s in Port Orange, FL
Edward born: September 20, 1823, New River, Onslow Co., NC. Rose born: April 6, 1823, Dukeland, Onslow Co. NC