Background: 240 years of American Farm History
Proudly, the family history in farming and ranching date back over 200 years to before the Revolutionary War. Captain Frank Liscomb, my great, great something, fought the British at the Siege of Boston. His commission was signed by John Hancock. He later fought in the war of 1812. Another relative fought in the Civil War for the Confederates, and yet several fought for the North. He, the Confederate, was a farmer in California when it was a territory.
Jeppesen married Liscomb in 1935. Jens Hansen Jeppesen, my Grandfather, was a architect and builder in Armstrong Iowa just north of where the Liscomb family owned farms. Jens moved to Lake Arthur Louisiana in the early 1900’s and continued building and farming. He also owned a rice farm but hurricanes flooded him out several years in a row forcing a move to O’dell Oregon where he homesteaded a farm and among other things raised my Dad and my Uncle Edward who rode their horses to school and milked the cows morning and night. My Uncle Edward fought in France during WWI and his son Keith fought in WWII as did my Dad. My son Joshua, keeping the family, military tradition, graduated from West Point in 2004.
My father bought the farm right next to the Liscomb farm in Iowa, which actually was owned by Chance Liscombs (my other Grandfather) sister, soon after he married Nadine Liscomb. All of us worked both farms until my Grandfather Liscomb died. The Liscombs raised Hereford cattle but our next door neighbor had Champion Angus. I always admired his herd and knew someday I would raise Angus when it became my turn.
My family acquired this ranch in 1999 located in Howey in the Hills, Florida and began to build the ranch and a new Angus herd only to be forced to sell all the cows and equipment due to a divorce after 32 years of marriage. We raised the famous GAR 810 cow and several others. We set the Florida record for an Angus sale, 1.4 million as of 2005.
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