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
Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know that the Legislature branch was superior in Alabama’s first constitution?

This story and more can be found in ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS Statehood: Lost & Forgotten Stories Forty-four delegates gathered in a vacant cabinet shop on July…


PATRON + There were many people against the Civil War in Alabama including these Unionists in Montgomery, Alabama in 1861 [films]

Thirty Unionists in Montgomery In the small city of Montgomery, Alabama of some ten thousand people, around 1861,  there were approximately thirty who were…


PATRON – Preparing for the War Between the States, deaths, and a divorce occurred in Clayton, Alabama March 1861

(Excerpts transcribed from Clayton Banner, Clayton, Barbour County, Alabama, March 21, 1861) The Washington correspondence of the Pensacola Observer says the ladies are engaged…


UPDATED WITH PODCAST PATRON + Did you know that Huntsville, Alabama has the distinction of having the oldest public water system in the United States west of the Appalachians?

On February 15, 1823, Hunter Peel, a civil engineer from England, executed an agreement with the Board of Trustees to furnish water to the…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

A Tennessee woman was captured by Creek Indians & taken to Black Warrior town in Alabama

(This story was written in 1916. Mr. Clinton was a contributor to the old Alabama Historical Society, reprinted in The Alabama Historical Quarterly 1930) EARLY HISTORY…