Author: Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey
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Native American town Atagi disappears and becomes Autauga County [photographs]

(Autauga was created before Alabama became a state. This story tells the names of many of the early settlers with links to their biographies.)…

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A former African-American slave who became a pastor reveals how he felt when he first acquired his freedom

Excerpt from The Cyclopedia of the Colored Baptists of Alabama – Their Leaders and Their Work copyright 1896 – In this transcribed excerpt, a…

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No fee was charged for medical treatment for the first pioneers of Jackson County, Alabama

(Transcribed excerpt from HISTORY OF JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA by John Robert Kennamer, Decatur, Al 1935: Condensed by Josephine Lindsay Bass on July 26, 1996…

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Did you know that in 1869 there was a dramatic club made up of only men in Greensboro, Alabama?

The Greensboro Dramatic Association1 (This transcribed article was published in 1908) Nearly forty years ago—to be exact, in 1869—there existed in Greensboro an organization known as “The…

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On November 7, 1839 General George Culvert, the head Chief of the Choctaw Nation, died

Note from Donna Causey: Everything written below is an exact transcription (with possible misspellings) from the From Cahawba Democrat (Cahaba, Alabama) February 1, 1840, so it was…