1844-1847 Pay Down Store, Osage County, Missouri, Lewis Blackwell was shown on a ledger that was in use at the Pay Down Store known as "Wheery's Mill". "Pay Down" was the earliest settlement in what was Osage County at the time these records were made (Formerly Gasconade County) in 1829 and located in present day Maries County since 1855. The early settler of that day had little money, so when grain was taken to the mill, an extra portion, known as "the toll" would be given to the miller in exchange for his services. Thus, the name "Pay Down" was derived. This store was located on the Gasconade River (Section 3, Township 40, Range 8). As different Counties were formed, county lines changed, and this area became a part of Maries County, MO.
1832: There's a marriage listed for Lewis Blackwell and Elizabeth Blackwell in Washington County, Missouri (Page 78) married on 10 May 1832 by John Buckey, Justice of the Peace. Filed and Recorded May 14, 1832 (was Lewis Blackwell married prior to his marriage to Eliza Fann in 1839?)
On Thursday, Stephen Mayes invited Lewis Blackwell to his table, the group creative director of Getty Images. Here, Lewis discusses what he thinks matters now in journalism.