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State Archives of Florida
Antique butter churn.
Accompanying note: "This is a photo of an Earnest & Cowles stoneware butter churn that was made in Baltimore, MD, sometime between 1828 and 1852. The churn is believed to have belonged to Mary Wheeler Rodgers, wife of Benjamin Franklin Rodgers, both of whom settled northwest of Monticello, Florida, sometime before 1847. It is believed Mary passed the churn on to her daughter Levinia Jane Rodgers Hamrick, who we are certain passed it to her daughter Margaret Virginia Hamrick Hartsfield. Mrs. Hartsfield passed it to her daughter Mary Jane Hartsfield Brown Lightsey, who passed it to her daughter Mary Elizabeth Brown. Ms. Brown, who is Mary Wheeler Rodger's second great granddaughter gave it to her cousin Ms. Littlejohn, who is Mary's third great granddaughter."
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Chicago Manual of Style
Littlejohn, Cindy Roe. Antique butter churn. 2015. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/318495>, accessed 24 May 2022.
Littlejohn, Cindy Roe. Antique butter churn. 2015. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 24 May. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/318495>.
AP Style Photo Citation
(State Archives of Florida/Littlejohn)