In 1883, Sixty-five year-old has twenty-three children


(Excerpt from The Shelby Chronicle, Columbiana, Alabama, Nov. 22, 1883)

Patrick Brennan, of Newburg, New York, became a father for the twenty-third time on Sunday, when a fourteen-pound boy was born unto him. Mr. Brennan, who is an Irishman by birth, is sixty-five or sixty-six years old.

He has been twice married, nine of his children being by his first wife, and fourteen by the present Mrs. Brennan. He had been a Supervisor for several terms, and has held other public offices, now being a special policeman at Washington’s historic head-quarters.

At one time he was possessed of considerable property, but it has made him poor to rear his numerous family, most of whom are living.

Tapestry of Love: Three Books In One


The exhilarating action & subplots keep the reader in constant anticipation. It is almost impossible to put the book down until completion,

Dr. Don P. Brandon, Retired Professor, Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana

This is the first book I have read that puts a personal touch to some seemingly real people in factual events

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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