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From Query #005 (Landover Historical Society Archive)
Above: Mrs Prudy O'Christian (1833) "A Woman Who Loved The Lord Above All Things."

*About: The 210 year old O'Christian family tradition continues in our church to this day. This is the earliest known photo of an O'Christian family member. The O'Christian Watermellon farm is the largest of its kind in America. Its fields are still worked by the descendents of the same negro slaves that harvested the crops over 200 years ago. It is remembered that Mrs. Prudy was particularly fond of disciplining her slaves with a coarse bullwhip. She and her husband Ivan also branded their slaves with a hot iron poker. The brand mark was placed on the left rump and read, "Property of O'Christian Watermellon Farm." 
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