Rosemary’s favorite movie was ‘Gone With the Wind’. She died not knowing the Rosamond family owned plantations in the south. I told Belle I was going to make her the heir to my family history. She will be – a Southern Belle! She should never surrender!
Here are the relatives of Christine Rosamond Benton, and her daughter, Drew Benton.
“Our cousin, Jessie Benton Fremont, was even more than a Southern Belle. She came from a long line of aristocrats with all the cultural traits that comes with that title. From her mother’s side she learned elegance, sophistication. She was idealistic, with great passion and energy. Above all, she was… ambitious.
Her mother was spoiled rotten. Elizabeth McDowell was well bred, delicate with gentile manners. She summered at the White Sulphur Springs Resort and wintered in Richmond. Her relations were the governors, senators, and congressmen. As late as the 1880s the family still counted two senators and six congressmen. These were the uncles, cousins, and brothers. That does not include their other nobles.”
As we have seen, the McDowells were a powerful family in American history. Fortunately, there is a living McDowell…
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