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

MONDAY MUSINGS: The way you talk, does it give away where you are from, take this quiz and find out

There is a great quiz on the New York Times site - Dialect Quiz  - click here  that asks you how you speak to determine…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Silverhill, Baldwin County, Alabama – immigrants from throughout the World settled in this small community

Around the turn of the century, immigrants from many regions of the United States and from other countries began populating Baldwin County: Italians settled…

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Did you know that an Alabama woman once sued author Margaret Mitchell who wrote the classic novel, Gone with the Wind, for plagiarism?

Here is a newspaper account from The Tuscaloosa News, August 2, 1937 about the suit of  an Alabama woman A Suit Comes To An…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH FILM: Presbyterian and other early churches in Elmore and Coosa County, Alabama

(excerpt transcribed from) HISTORY OF COOSA COUNTY by Rev. George E. Brewer (excerpt transcribed from SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES Other Church denominations in Coosa County…

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…