The Descendents of
Charles Elmer Blackburn

Last updated on July 20, 2010

Howdy!!  Welcome to the Charles Elmer Blackburn Family home page!  This home page is associated with and dedicated to the descendents of Charles Elmer Blackburn born on 7/18/1874 in Bedford, PA.  His four sons (Phil - Age ~34, Wilson - Age ~47, Ben - Age ~39 and Bob - age ~52) are shown below standing in front of the Blackburn family cabin built by them with the help from their four sisters (Ruth, Margaret, Mary, and Virginia) on the shores of Table Rock Lake near Eagle Rock, Missouri - around 1965.

Phil, Wilson, Ben and Bob (1965)

And here is the cabin today...  over 40 years later...

The Cabin taken on 12/26/06 Front of Cabin taken 12/26/06

Want to take a walk to the point at The CabinA number of years ago, several pictures were electronically "pasted" together to create a panoramic view from the Point at B6!   It's always amazing this view has not changed all that much as the years go by... So, if your feeling a little stressed, take a stroll to the lake...   ...and imagine, imagine your there....
Ahhhh!  What a view!Here is a sunset picture taken from "Harrington's" place (A-frame across from B6) at sunset (8/99).  Now just sit down on their porch and look out over beautiful Table Rock Lake...  Other photos can be found on the Photo Gallery!!  Check them out!

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Hey!  I said announcements!!Announcements, Announcements, Annoooounnnnnncements!!!!!!

  • Cannot remember everyone's name??  LOL!  Here is a Geneology Report for reference!  If you see something that is not correct please let me know!  This has not been the easiest thing to keep up to date given the number of changes!!  Please accept my apologies if I have missed something.   The tree is also available graphically at The Blackburn family tree.


  • Cory is married!!!   Cory Lehman and Seth Medefind were married in Merced CA on the 26th of June!!  The family continues to grow!  Welcome Seth!!   And congrats to them!!


  • Jennifer had a baby!!!  Keira Marie Briggeman was born on June 3rd at 9:18 AM and weighed in at 7 lbs., 12 oz. and is 20 3/4 inches long.  As you can see, she has light colored hair and is resting peacefully in her hospital bassinet.  I am sure Alexander, Victoria, Zachary and of course Dan are excited to have another addition!



  • REUNION 2010 is coming!!    Reserve the date:  July 25-August 1st!  You know the drill!!!   See for more details on Facebook!   If your not on Facebook, GET ON!!!
    • The Ark has been reserved for the evenings of Sunday July 25 through Saturday July 31.  Cost is $35/night.  There are 16 rooms and we‘ll divvy them up on a first come - first served basis. 
    • Even if you are not planning to stay at the Ark, please let us know what your accommodations will be (and your arrival and departure times) so that we can get an idea what tent and camper spaces will be needed.
    • To get us started for any pre-purchasing we need to do, please send $50 per household to Joe Aiken, 14 Overbrook Dr., Bel Air, MD 21014 by July 1
    • Spring work weekend May 15-16!  Let Brian know if you can make it ( )
    • Volunteers are needed for the following jobs – let us know which one you are willing to take on!  Mr./Ms. Clean, Sunday morning devotional, Tournament director, Flag raisingChildren’s activitiesFires,  First Aid, Tournaments

    • Dick and Kathy Klein will be coordinating meals for us again at the B6istro.  They have asked for volunteers to be in charge of a meal and any opinions about what you might like to see on the menu (types of breakfast cereal, meat vs. vegetarian fare, “healthy” alternatives, etc.)  Send them an email at or

    • More info can be found in the letter that Brian and Lee Ann have sent out

    • Our brave leaders:   Brian at and Lee Ann at


  • We are now on Facebook!  If you are not on Facebook then get on!  Its been a great way for our family to stay in touch and share info.   See to sign up!  And then also join the Facebook Group "The Charles Elmer Blackburn Family"!!  
  • Checkout the memorial page - a special tribute to family members that have passed 
  Checkout the latest Hillbilly computer technology:  Ozark IT

Photo Album

Check out the Family Pics web page that contains some fun pictures of the cabin, Tablerock lake, and members of the family.   Please send me your pics!!

Current Mail/Email Directory

Please check web page that contains current family addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.  Please send me a email if any of the info is incorrect.  Thanks.

Reunion Highlights

scan0002.jpg (1111917 bytes)2007 reunion Porta Pottie Points! are available for immediate reference!!  The Reunion 07 family picture is available!  


Greg Blackburn and his family jotted down a few Top 10 sayings from 2004 reunion...

Want to see a list of the top 10 things said by Jesse and/or Chris at the 98 Reunion as heard by the fourth generation?  Just click here!

How many of the "TOP 10 things overheard at the 1995 Blackburn Reunion" written by the third generation can you remember?  Click here to check yourself.  (Thanks Amy Jo!)

The Blackburn Reunion "Manual" provides step by step guidance on planning the perfect reunion and has been captured electronically.  It is in Wilson Blackburn's hand writing with notes from Phil Blackburn written in the early 90s and is a great example of the leadership and organization established by "the first" generation.

A complete list of items from previous reunions is available on the Reunion Reference page!

Our Family Tree

A special Family Tree picture album has been created showing some photos of Charles and Josephine Blackburn's family.  Just click on the photo at the right to go to that page.  If you have some old keepsake pictures like these please send them for posting!!

The Blackburn family tree is hosted by a Broderbund family tree web page.  The page you bring up will utilizes a "java" script, so your Web browser needs to support and enable this feature.  This family tree is a special web page is maintained by the "Family Tree Maker" by Broderbund that starts at Gregory C. Blackburn but can easily be reset to Charles Elmer Blackburn or any of his descendents or ancestors.   This web site will periodically be updated as needed.  Please send me a email if any of the info is incorrect or are having trouble navigating. 

Another  very good Blackburn Family Tree can be found at  This site is maintained by The Blackburn Family Association and contains a wealth of information regarding the Blackburn genealogy  limited to the descendants of John Blackburn Sr. b. abt. 1675 Ireland & Mary Courtney b. abt. 1680 Ireland (1st wife) & Rachel Morton b. 1694 Ireland (2nd wife).

One interesting thing in our family tree:  the children of Joyce Blackburn Dye are distantly - make that very distantly - related to Pocahontas!  An interesting journey through the family tree!  See if you can trace it!

Checkout the new memorial page - a special tribute to those family members that have recently passed.

Table Rock Lake Level

How 'bout a spin around the lake?Table Rock Level Conditions* (best level for Point volleyball, swimming and boating: <915):

Top Flood Pool: 931.0
Top Power Pool: 915.0
Bottom Power Pool: 881.0

*Current Lake Level from the Corp of Engineers


You know how the Blackburn's love their weather!  Check the latest weather forecast for the B6/Eagle Rock area or your own:

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Other Links

Need a map?  Checkout Mapquest's map showing Eagle Rock, MO.     

Interested in the latest news?  Here are the biggies: CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, USA Today, or the Ozark County News

Interested in on line card games?  The House of Cards web site is pretty fun! Yahoo games is also a lot of fun!!

The Johnson Space Center has a great public site for checking neat NASA stuff.  Check out their site!  This site includes links to display NASA TV on your computer to watch NASA events in real time!

Some interesting shopping can be found at   You can find anything there for sale...  And I mean anything!

For other Bluegrass MIDI files visit The CYBERGRASS® MIDI Page.  If you're browser did not "set the mood" with a little bluegrass, try clicking here.   In the mood for dueling banjos??

Send me your favorite links and I will post!  I am still amazed at what you can find on the Internet...

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