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

Oldest cemetery in Madison County is disappearing in the woods and needs your help to preserve it

Madison County, Alabama is considered the birthplace of Alabama, established on December 13, 1808. One of the earliest known cemeteries is Cumberland Presbyterian Campground,…

News - from the past & the present

Amazing prediction made in 1931 that a woman who would be elected to executive office would be from Arkansas – see news article.

While searching for something else, I frequently run across another interesting story. This is the case with this news abstract.  The initial sentence of…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH FILM Glennville Plantation – beautiful interior photographs and film of a time forgotten

Glennville Plantation also known as Elmoreland is truly a beautiful mansion. Click on this link and scroll to the bottom of the page to see more vintage…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

November is the time for peanuts in Dothan – home of the National Peanut Festival since 1938 – This film will take you back

[Do you like peanuts? Then head to the "Peanut Capital of the World" in Dothan, Alabama November 4-13, 2016 for the National Peanut Festival.…

News - from the past & the present

Anne Newport Royall – reports in a letter from 1821 of snakes that fly apart and plants that close their leaves

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

News - from the past & the present

October 10, 1885- There was a big celebration when the Bibb County, Alabama iron bridge was opened in 1885 [see pics & story]

COMPLETION AND RECEPTION OF THE IRON BRIDGE ACROSS THE CAHABA RIVER IN BIBB COUNTY    (News article transcribed from the Bibb Blade, 15, October 1885-…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Woods Hall at the University of Alabama is still standing because of an alert student on October 6, 1931 which could have ended in tragedy

Following the destruction of the University of Alabama campus during the American Civil War, a new Quad emerged in the late 19th and early 20th…