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

Have you ever heard of the Freedmen’s Bureau? This is how it worked

(Note*this article, written in 1900's was transcribed verbatim in order to provide accurate information) FREEDMEN'S BUREAU IN ALABAMA The Freedmen's Bureau was a bureau in…

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MONDAY MUSINGS: Do you remember trying to diaper a squirming baby using diaper pins? – these vintage pictures from Auburn Univ. reveal the past

I discovered these old photographs from Auburn University while doing some research.  If you have more information about them, click on the link at…

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The south is known for front porches, but Brantley, Alabama has been dubbed “the front porch capital of the south”

Brantley was established on 40 acres of property purchased from Thomas H. Wyatt by the Brantley Land Company. It was first called Sasserville, then…

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Exact details and people involved in the arrest of Vice-President in Washington County, Alabama

 The Arrest of Vice-President Aaron Burr in Alabama (The following story has been transcribed exactly as written (including spelling errors) from Albert J.…

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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…