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
I've not added anything to my family blog in a while but that is about to change — please feel free to comment on any posting or just let me know what you think.
I've retired and moved back to my much loved hometown of Port Orange, Florida. Bought a house in an area I loved visiting as a kid along Spruce Creek & working away on it from the front door back. My 1965 Mainland High School 50th Reunion is next week Oct. 23-25 and I've joined several Mainland lunch bunch groups and attending area Historical meetings.