Dr. Richard Pinkney Blackistone

Dr. Richard Pinkney Blackistone

Male 1823 - 1913  (~ 90 years)

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  • Name Richard Pinkney Blackistone 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born Jan 1823 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 May 1913 
    Buried Oakley, St. Marys County, MD at All Saints Episcopal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14325  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2013 

    Father George Blackistone,   b. 18 Dec 1780, St. Marys County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1842, St. Marys County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Goldsmith,   b. 1790, St. Marys County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1851, St. Marys County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1813  St. Marys County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1593  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Virginia Walters,   b. 1826,   d. 1864  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1849  Baltimore, Baltimore County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lucy Pinkney Blackistone,   b. 1854,   d. 1864  (Age 10 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F3998  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Morris "Patty" Shanks,   b. 21 Jul 1839,   d. 30 Jul 1902  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 1867  St. Marys County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Deminieu Blackistone,   b. 7 Sep 1869,   d. 15 Dec 1923  (Age 54 years)
    +2. Wade Hampton Blackistone,   b. 28 Sep 1876,   d. 28 Apr 1929  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F3997  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Nov 1849 - Baltimore, Baltimore County, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1867 - St. Marys County, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oakley, St. Marys County, MD at All Saints Episcopal Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    River Springs
    River Springs
    As told by LInda Reno: On May 6, 1669, Elizabeth Gerard, daughter of Thomas, married Nehemiah Blackistone. As a wedding gift, Thomas Gerard gave the couple "Longworth Point", 300 ac. and "Dare's Neck", 100 ac. (today's Coltons Point and adjacent lands). The part of the property now known as "River Springs" contains 88 acres and is owned by Gordon and Gerard Blackistone Hughes, direct descendants of Nehemiah Blackistone and Elizabeth Gerard. Located there is the main residence, two cottages and a working farm.

    The original [current] house was built by George Blackistone in 1841 and contained large wings on either side. During the mid to late 1800s, his son, Dr. Richard Pinkney Blackistone, used the wings of rooms as lodging for patients.

    Then in the early 1900s, Robert Deminieu Blackistone Sr. converted the structure to a resort hotel with a riverside gazebo for dancing in the evenings. During the 1930s his children, Jane (Blackistone) Hughes and Robert Deminieu Blackistone, Jr., removed the wings and gazebo, and added a kitchen, three bathrooms, and a portico front porch, creating today's "River Springs", a private residence. (Information from the Southern Maryland Garden Tour, May 2012).