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

Hung in Effigy in Greensboro, Alabama in 1843

Hung in Effigy in Greensboro, Alabama1 (written in 1908) The cutting down of an oak tree and the filling of a well in 1843 in Greensboro…

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Anne Newport Royall – A letter written in 1817 describes the frivolity of Huntsville, Alabama & meeting with Major Rose

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) traveler and author, was one of the first newspaperwomen in America. When her husband died…

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Dr. Thomas Ward was Worshipful Master of LaFayette Masonic Lodge #26 for twenty-two years

Masonic Lodge of Greensboro, Alabama1 Published in 1908 The Masonic Lodge now in existence in Greensboro (in 1908)— known as Lafayette No. 26—dates back…

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Lawrence County, Alabama was named for the Captain who said, “Never give up the ship”

Early Lawrence County, Alabama Lawrence County, Alabama was established at a very early day in Alabama. Formed from territory acquired by the Cherokee and Chicasa…

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[Many surnames] Baptist denomination was among the earliest in Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama area

HISTORY OF THE GREENSBORO BAPTIST CHURCH1 (published in 1908) The Baptist denomination was among the earliest and at one time the most important, of…

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There were many early migration trails that led people to Alabama – here are a few

Early Migration Trails To the "Natchez Country" (Transcribed story posted as Public Story by gnerdtude on Ancestry.com)  There were several different routes that the…

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Cherokees were the first settlers in the Tennessee Valley of Alabama [names of delegates]

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer, William P. Burke Towns and Native Americans of Jackson County, Alabama written by…

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Ex-slave J. T. Brown – “Tom Brown” from Bullock County, Alabama was 102 in this photograph

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer FORMER SLAVE J. T. Brown 102 years old BULLOCK COUNTY, ALABAMA Interviewed by…

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Fort Payne is one of the few forts used to intern Cherokees in 1838 prior to their removal of which surface ruins can still be seen

Did you know that the city of Fort Payne, Alabama had its beginning as a frontier fort that was connected to the Trail of…