Tag: American History

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PATRON + SATURDAY SECRETS – Building and household hints from early 1800s

This tips date back to the early 1800s in America.  Some of them may not be safe. Artificial Mahogany1 The following method of giving…

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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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UPDATE: Have you ever wondered what life was like for our ancestors in colonial America?

The oldest surviving court records in America were used to write this historical fiction series about a family whose descendants migrated to Alabama before…

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UPDATED – {film} Did you know that people were persecuted because of their religious beliefs and some were even killed in the founding days of America?

Read about this sad period of American history in the three-book historical series, Tapestry of Love.  Inspired by true events, these three novels take you back…

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UPDATE: Found – a Picture of Cottingham house built ca. 1707 in Maryland – an ancestor of Bibb County, Alabama Cottinghams

During my research for my historical fiction novel in this series, I was excited to discover a photograph (below) of a Cottingham house built…

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PATRON + SATURDAY SECRETS – Have you ever wondered how to renew old crepe fabric? Here is how our ancestors did it

Woman's mourning bonnet in hard crape, c.1880 (Wikipedia) Click to learn how to Become a Patron! Crape/Crepe is a silk, wool, or synthetic fiber…

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Anne Newport Royall – relates how Huntsville celebrated President Washington’s birthday in 1821

[Anne Newport Royall was alive to witness the Revolutionary War and recorded her sentiments about the experience in this letter written on President Washington's…

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PATRON + SATURDAY SECRETS – Have you ever tried to remove wall-paper from an old house? This is the paste that may have been used

Wallpaper was the rage in the 1890s and this is the way our ancestors made the paste to hang the wallpaper from wheat flour.…