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Monday, September 26, 2011

125 Years Ago Today

125 years ago today, September 26, 1886, Charles "Charlie" Henry Dunn and Susan Margaret "Maggie" Brashear were married on Crow Mountain near the town of Atkins, Arkansas.  Charlie was 19 years old and Maggie was 16.  They were my great great grandparents.  Both of their families lived on Crow Mountain, which is absolutely beautiful.
  You can go here to view the flickr photostream of zormsk.  You can search "Crow Mountain" on his photostream to fall in love with the area.

This union almost didn't happen.
Maggie had spent the summer of 1886 in love and planning her wedding, but three days prior to her wedding Maggie was kidnapped and taken far into the Arkansas mountains.

To be continued on Wednesday.
Love,
Territory Mom

2 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Hey, you can't leave us hanging like that! ;)

Oklahoma Granny said...

Oh, my goodness!