Episcopal priest. Born July 25, 1890, Virginia. Parents–Launcelot Minor Blackford and Eliza Chew Ambler Blackford.  Married–  Ellen Ford. Education– Virginia Theological Seminary. Ordained a deacon in 1915 and a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1916.  Chaplain/major in US Army, World War II.  Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Talladega, 1945. Organized St. James Mission in Alexander City, 1947, and St. Mary’s Mission in Childersburg, 1948.  Died July 19, 1975.

Source:; Files at Alabama Public Library Service and from his books.


Fascinating Talladega County, Rich in History and Legends. Talladega, Ala.; Brannon, 1957.

History of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Talladega, Ala. Talladega, Ala.; Typescript, 1952.

The Might and Mystery of St. Michael and All Angels Church, Anniston, Alabama. S.l.; s.n., 1952.

Under Seven Flags. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Printing Co., 1950.