Chapter 4: Phillip
Blacklidg and Descendants
Photos that did not appear in First Edition of "Blackledges in America." Descendant numbers from the Second Edition for Chapter 4 [Aug 2011 database] have been inserted in the photo captions to provide "Blackledges in America" identification references.
This is Photo Page2, the second set of photos for Chapter
4. General subject: Anderson, Madison Co, IN.
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|Aerial View of farm: Charma notes: Aerial view outside of Anderson, Madison Co, IN. The Blacklidge home [described at right] is seen in the lower left of the photo.||Farm House: the Blacklidge home in Anderson, Madison Co, IN. This house belonged to James Marion Blacklidge , then his son Milton Edgar Blacklidge , & then Leo Dale Blacklidge  The house has since been torn down and a subdivision now exists where the farm was located. Charma Dale Blacklidge Owens  spent much of her childhood here.|
|Milton Edgar Blacklidge and wife Naomi, 1947: This photo was taken about 1947 at the Blacklidge home in Anderson, IN. Sitting: Milton Edgar  and Naomi Blacklidge [sp:587]; standing left to right: Fred Hawkins [sp:1146], wife Gladys Mildred Blacklidge ; Charlotte Waitman Blacklidge [sp:1145] and Leroy Edwin Blacklidge ; Charmion Craig Blacklidge [sp:2009] and Leo Dale Blacklidge  holding Charma Dale Blacklidge Owens .|
|Above photos provided by Charma Dale
Blacklidge Owens ,
FLATS 1902": A mystery reported on the
name message board, 2004: In
clearing their property on Church Drive off of Mounds Road in Anderson,
IN, "Terri" and her husband
came across some large stones inscribed "BLACKLIDGE FLATS 1902".
An abondoned project? There is a reference to "Blacklidge Park"
in Anderson. Inquiries indicate there was a brick factory in that
area at one time. Terri reports the area surrounding the broken
stones is littered with yellow brick from a structure demolished years
|Indiana Oil Painting: This
painting went up for auction in Aug 2004 from a dealer's
antique shop in Connersville, IN. Although
not signed, W.E. Blacklidge's name  was written in pencil on
the back side of the canvas. The painting is estimated to be from
|Above photos provided by David W. Blackledge  in 2004.|
Family: Photo probably taken around 1902 at the home of Charles U.
and Katie Blacklidge Mohler
in Madison County, IN in Richland Township. Boys in front
Frank Mohler 
(1898-1977) and Earl
 (1896-1987). 2nd Row: Charles
Mohler 1868-1956; John
 (1890-1970); Nellie
Grace Mohler  (1893-1952); Ernest
Otto Mohler  (1892-1973); Katie
Blacklidge Mohler  (1868-1943). 3rd Row: John
S. Foote (1846-1926; Marriage 18 Dec 1878).
Top row: Amanda
F. Blacklidge  (1855-1945); John
Findley McCoy [sp:580] (1858-1938), next
to his spouse: Elizabeth
Blacklidge  (1861-1949); Menorah
Blacklidge , b. 1857; William
Urry [sp:579], b. 1852. Note: Amanda was
married to Joseph
1849 died 1915) who is apparently not in the photo.
|Nellie Mohler Bushong and Family: In the front row are Nellie's parents, Katie Grace Blacklidge  and Charles U. Mohler [sp:581]. In the back row are Nellie  and her five brothers (Joe, Earl, Garland, Ernest, John). The photo was probably taken at the home of Katie and Charles Mohler, Madison Co, IN, Richland Township, northwest of Anderson.||Nellie Mohler Bushong  as
girl. Photo perhaps taken around 1910 at the time of her high
|Above photos provided by Doris Marie Bushong Janes Spurling  via Rebecca Bushong in 2011.|
|Thomason Family: [photo at left] Callie Owen
(BURROW) Thomason  (standing in
center in dark dress) and her family. Seated, left to right:
Wheeler Blake Thomason, Doris Marie Montgomery , Ethel Thomason
, Catherine Thomason holding son Donnie. Middle row left to right: Ann
Thomason , Jim Ed Thomson, Callie Owen Burrow Thomason ,
Addie Carl Thomason Montgomery . Top
(back) row left to right: Woodrow Thomason , Dean Thomason,
Houston Montgomery (Addie's husband and Callie's son-in-law).
Niece and Aunt: [photo at center, L to R]: Doris Marie , the daughter of Addie, with Catherine, the sister of Addie.
4 of 5 Generations [photo at right, L to R] Badiema  being held by her mother Beverly ; Callie Owen (BURROW) Thomason ; and Callie's daughter Addie . (Beverly's mother Doris died in 1947, thus this photo transcends five generations.) c. 1972
|Beverly and Billie: [photo at
left]: Beverly  with spouse Billy Ray Beaver, 1966. Doris: [2nd photo from
left]: Doris Marie Montgomery , age 12. Houston & Addie: [3rd photo from
left]: Houston Montgomery with spouse Addie . Walter and Doris: Walter
D. Inman with spouse Doris Marie .
of Callie Owen (BURROW) Thomason , the daughter of Mahalia
Blacklidge, found at Barton Cemetery (see note at right).
||Badiema tells us "The Barton Cemetery is located between Tuscumbia, AL and Cherokee, AL. When my mother was a child it was an operating little town. It is now what we refer to as a "wide place in the road". That may be why it was not found on an atlas. There are currently four generations of Blacklidges buried at the Barton Cemetery. Mahalia and her husband Owen, their daughter Callie Owen and most of her children including my great-grandmother Addie Carl Thomason Montgomery (married to Houston Earl Montgomery), and their daughter, my grandmother, Doris Marie Montgomery Inman (married Walter Dee Inman, Jr.) It is my understanding that most of the other Blacklidges from our area are buried near Franklin Co., AL."|
|Mother & Daughter headstones:
(photo at left)
headstone of Addie Carl THOMASON . (photo at right) headstone of
Addie's daughter, Doris Marie MONTGOMERY . Mother and
daughter were both buried in Barton Cemetery, located between Tuscumbia
and Cherokee, AL.
photos provided by Badiema Waldrep
2010 - 2011