Amazing long life of a woman who was born on New Year’s Day 1629 and died January 2, 1730

I was conducting some research for my next book and ran across the following newspaper article from the December 30, 1729 – January 6, 1730, edition of  The Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaThis woman had an amazingly long life considering the era in which she was living.

Philadelphia, Jan. 6,

Yesterday was interred here the Body of Mary Bradway, formerly a noted Midwife. She was born on New Year’s Day, 1629-30, and died on the second of January, 1729-30; aged just One Hundred Years and a Day. Her Constitution wore well to the last, and she could see to read without Spectacles a few Months since.

Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) 

Filled with drama, suspense, humor, and romance, DISCORDANCE continues the family saga from the Tapestry of Love series with the children of Mary Dixon who married Thomas Cottingham.

Inspired by true events and the Cottingham family that resided in 17th century Somerset, Maryland, and Delaware, colonial America comes alive with pirate attacks, religious discord, and governmental disagreements in the pre-Revolutionary War days of America.

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She cohost the Podcast: Alabama Grist Mill and developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and

All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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