Sunday, December 5, 2010
It appears that serious readers have been a part of my family for at least 150 years. I've been working on some family research lately with some help from my mom. She has just come across a book at her house owned by my great-great-great grandfather, who signed his name in a book called Songs and Ballads of the American Revolution, published in 1856. I know enough from my research to know that my relative owned it near the end of his life, as he died from injuries sustained in a Civil War battle in 1864 in either Alabama or Georgia.