In the hope of finding some long lost family documentation, I sometimes type the family name into eBay. More often than not it’s Curd Jürgens memorabilia or jars of lemon curd and the odd book that turns up. Sometimes though, there are little gems.
Someone is selling copies of this picture which is strange as it’s available as a free download from The Library of Congress. The info below is also available but, if anyone knows more about the house and its owner, I’d be very pleased to hear from them.
General Curd Mansion
This old mansion located in Callaway County, 1.5 miles east of Auxvasse Missouri. It was built between the years 1840 and 1850 by Joe Lackland, one of the early settlers in this section of the country.
Mr Lackland was a farmer. He came from the State of Kentucky. The property was later purchased by Gen L Curd, who served in the Civil War.
At one time the building was used as a Girl’s Seminary.
This is a two story brick mansion, Colonial style containing 18 rooms. The house was built by slave labour.
Information received from Mr. Harris, Fulton, Missouri.