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
Thursday, October 4, 2012
$100 Finders Fee Offered. Can You Help Me Find This old Photo? It is of Edward, Rose and Mary Elizabeth (Johnson) McDonald. It is the only photo I have ever seen that shows them full body.
I'm trying to find this old photo taken in late 1880s of Edward Archibald and Roselender (Barber) McDonald seated and their daughter Mary Elizabeth (McDonald) Johnson standing. I took this photo of the front room in my Grandparents (Otis & Hattie H. (Lastinger) Johnson’s home on Louisville Street in Port Orange — as a photography project while at the University of Florida in 1974. I believe it is the only one of it’s kind and would love to borrow it to add to their section and make a copy for everyone to share. It shows Edward and Rose sitting in rockers full body and Mary Elizabeth standing behind them. It was taken the same day as the one everyone has seen and posted at the beginning of this blog, head and shoulders only.
If anyone has seen or knows where the photo might be please let me know. It is an important piece of our family history. Many thanks for your help. Ted