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 www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com 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
Days Gone By - stories from the past

There is gold in the hills of Alabama, at least there was once

With the price of gold now so high, I thought this was an interesting transcribed story from the 1920s.   Gold is not uniformly…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Mrs. Stuart was taken almost lifeless as well as senseless, and was a captive until the day I carried her to your camp

This was a letter written to the Editor of the Columbus (Georgia) Sun on June 16, 1858, from General, Thomas S. Woodward about the recapture…

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Alabama Pioneers biography book – Volume one – has been revised with pics and links & is available in paperback

Revised with direct links to many sources and burial sites! This book includes the genealogy of and biography of William Barrett Travis of Alamo…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Anne Newport Royall – She was alone in the wilderness with her seven children when she met Andrew Jackson in 1818 – guess what happened next

In 1818, before Alabama became a state, Anne Newport Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler in Alabama. After her husband…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

First highways in Alabama were only beaten trails and sometimes travelers were entangled in vegetation

First highways in Alabama were only beaten trails and sometimes travelers became entangled in vegetation as the two men did. Conecuh County was initially…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Forks of Cypress -1822 mansion in Florence, Alabama, had an air-conditioned basement [see pics & films]

(Updated with a new film) Five miles north of Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama was a wonderful example of a temple type mansion, popularized by…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Schools have changed in many ways since these days when life was so much simpler – Notice how the teachers are dressed [old photographs] Skyline Farms – Part 5

These photographs of students and teachers at Skyline Farms in the Resettlement Community at Jackson County, Alabama during the Great Depression, reveal how far we've…