If you are interested in family history, you will almost certainly enjoy this book.
Incidents in the lives of family members and neighbors were captured from old letters,
journals, and stories passed down from generation to generation.
Events described include the following:
- A father and his two young children die in a Cholera epidemic in 1854.
- A young son is killed in the yard of his Missouri home during a Civil War raid.
- A blacksmith in the Oklahoma Territory relates his experiences among the Indians and outlaws.
- A man kills his sister with an axe, then escapes the insane asylum where he is inprisoned.
- A moonshiner is caught and sent to prison.
- A woman commits suicide when the father of her unborn child won't marry her.
- Three white Arkansas sisters marry African-American husbands.