Re:What are you reading?
I just finished my second self-published Kindle e-book, Honor O'Flynn, A Search for the True Will of God by James Baily. It can best be described as a Christian historical romance novel, which is something I thought I would never read in my life. Why? It is based on true characters, Honora O'Flynn, a kidnapped lass from County Derry, Ireland transported to Annapolis, Maryland in 1702 and eventually wed to William Logsdon, a former indentured servant from England then free and in search of a wife. The struggle was her desire to return to Ireland to be a Catholic nun. They were my seventh great grandparents. The book is fiction based on some rudimentary facts. Eventually their descendants were the first Catholics in Kentucky.
This is not the first historical novel of my ancestors that emigrated to America. I also found, while in Wales, an obscure book by Marion Eames titled, Fair Wilderness originally published in Welsh and then in English in 1976. It is about William Penn's Quaker Welsh Settlement (near Philadelphia). My ancestors, Robert Owen and Jane Vaughan, were principal characters in the book along with Rowland Ellis, the founder of Bryn Mawr College. They all emigrated from Dolgellau, Wales as persecuted Quakers. They were earlier in a book by Marion Eames titled, The Secret Room, about Quaker meetings in defiance of the King in Dolgellau. Robert Owen, was a prominent man, former governor of Beaumaris, Wales, who suffered many years in jail for his Quaker beliefs.
My ancestry came together eventually with the Owen and Logsdon families marrying into my Stovall ancestors in the wilderness of Kentucky. All three branches arrived in Kentucky sometime prior to 1791 when the first tax rolls were taken and published.