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
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Many Alabama colonial ancestors embraced the Quaker faith and were persecuted for their beliefs

Faith and Courage: 2nd Edition -presents the religious persecution of Quakers in Pre-Revolutionary War days of America intertwined with a love story. The characters…

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PATRON + Pioneer Talladega, Its Minutes and Memories Chapter 13 – Prices paid for Native American land

Photograph Mardis-House-U.S.-Highway-231-Talladega Alex-Bush-Photographer-February-4-1937 (Library of Congress) PIONEER TALLADEGA, ITS MINUTES AND MEMORIES By Jehu Wellington Vandiver CHAPTER XIII Probably it will be a matter…

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PATRON – Greenwood Cemetery is one of the oldest in Tuscaloosa, Alabama – these inscriptions includes many notes about early pioneers of Tuscaloosa

GREENWOOD CEMETERY, TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA  (Transcriptions below are from - The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 04, No. 04, Winter Issue 1942) Greenwood cemetery located in…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Can you believe the Warrior River froze on January 30, 1940? Be sure to scroll to see the photograph at the bottom of this page

We've had some very cold days in the southeast the past few years, but I wonder if any can match some of these storms. In…

BiographiesDays Gone By - stories from the pastUncategorized

Sometimes biographical information about people in Alabama can be found in the strangest places.

Many books are out-of-print so we are gathering information we find about individuals and publishing them in a series of books. BIOGRAPHIES OF NOTABLE…

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TERRY FAMILY surname- biographies of JAMES TERRY (1727- 1799), DAVID TERRY (1771- 1846) and WILLIAM TERRY (1715-1775)

SOME TERRY FAMILIES OF ALABAMA includes a compilation of documented genealogy records, notes and brief biographies of JAMES TERRY (1727- 1799) Alabama descendants, DAVID…

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AARON SMITH (1720- 1776) fought in American Revolution & was massacred by Indians

Aaron Smith born (1720 – 1776) and his brother, Captain John Carraway Smith fought in the American Revolution and were captured and held at…

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John Green was born in South Carolina in 1768, and many of his descendants are in Bibb County, Alabama

John Green was born Jan 17, 1768 in South Carolina, son of Benjamin Green. The Greens ran a tavern in Chester Co, PA. They…

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PATRON – Dec. 15, 1894 Marriages and school students mentioned in Times Daily, Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama

NAMES FROM MARRIAGE LICENSES AND SOME NAMES OF SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM TIMES DAILY DEC. 15, 1894 FLORENCE, LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA Matrimony The following marriage…

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PATRON + In 1918, Schools were closed and public meetings or gatherings were prohibited by the Public Health Department

(Transcribed from The Weekly Herald (Wetumpka, Alabama, December 12, 1918) Spanish influenza appeared in many waves across Alabama at the end of WWI and…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -A simple missile stands on a corner in Huntsville, a symbol of the space race with Russia in October 1957 & January 1958

In October 1957, Sputnik was launched by the Russians, but the US scientist in the then small town of Huntsville, Alabama were not far…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

A day of infamy – [vintage film] Take time today to remember those who sacrificed so much by sending a letter for free

On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S.…