old news articles, birth and marriage announcements, old advertising,
old legal notices and more!
Read all about
crimes of passion, fancy & not-so-fancy weddings, and whose Carolina
cousins are visiting.
What? You didn't know
about that early divorce Aunt Edna got? And surprise! Great-great-granddad
J. W. was not only a farmer, but a county commissioner, too.
mention of long-gone hometowns left behind, squabbles at the county
courthouse and at the local beer joint, epidemics and traveling circuses.
recipes that your great-grandmother might've tried, the poems she might
have tucked into her Bible, and consider the finest cures of the day:
Carter's Little Liver Pills, Pilcher's Castoria, and remedies for those
"secret, depraved habits" of young men.
personal name is in the index.