NOTE: The following is from an archive of a site from Ken Hough. his website no longer exists that I can find other than the wayback machine. I felt it was important to document this piece of history for anyone interested either in the Deardorff camera’s or the Deardorff/Deardurff family history. A Brief History Lesson¬†–…

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Defending The Alamo

Defending The Alamo William Dearduff, b. about 1811, 25 or older, arrived single from Tennessee 20 Mar 1830 and received title for one fourth sitio in the DeWitt Colony on 5 Nov 1831 with arrival date on 20 Mar 1830. His grant was on Sandies Creek north of current Cuero. He owned four lots, a…

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History of Deardorff Original artical on http://www.craigcamera.com I’ve copied here to perserve the story in one location with other deardurff family stories.   The following quaint piece of photographic history was prepared by Merle S. Deardorff, probably about 1983, and printed under the Deardorff letterhead. L.F. Deardorff Mr. Laben F. Deardorff., the founder of L.…

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Deardurff Women Deardurff women played pioneering role in Franklinton By: Robert Albrecht Dispatch Reporter Leslie Blankenship stands on Gift Street in front of house that once belonged to the Deardurff family. The phrase “pioneer women” brings to mind images of determined and resilient people who prevail over difficult circumstances and deserve to be remembered. It…

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Deardurff History This if an excerpt from the Franklin County Centennial Biographical History R977.156 – C333 Lewis Publishing Co. 1901 Found at: Ohio Historical Society Columbus, Ohio The Deardurffs, 1798 to 1901 When Franklinton was but a yearling of the forest. Abraham Deardurff, of Southeastern Pennsylvania, came by wagon, over mountain-trail, trough forest, following the…

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