Sunday, January 5, 2014
Five years is a long time - but I'm back! Just found Amy Johnson Crow's blog and am taking up her challenge http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/challenge-52-ancestors-in-52-weeks/ The timing couldn't be better since I'm facilitating a Genealogy Club at Austin's AGE. Four folks are signed up. We'll see how it goes. Here goes the first - Eulalah Toinette Davis was my Maternal Grandfather's Mother - She and her sister "Aunt Dode" traveled in a stagecoach in the 1800's from St. Louis (or near there) to Los Angeles "to teach school" the family story goes. She wound up marrying William Henry Lewis Mowers and raising 3 handsome sons. I have always tried to imagine how that trip must have been. Stagecoaches are not very big and women's clothes of the day were. My next step is to take Helen Leary's advice and go to the Library of Congress where she tells me they have diaries and journals from women who made the same, or at least a similar trek across our country.