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 Little Home Histories, Part 64 -- Anecdotes of Anna Doudna Sears and Henry Doudna.

by Sears, William H.

See previous entry: Little Home Histories, Part 63 -- Copy of a Letter to Margaret Bailey -- John Doudna.

When Aunt Anna Doudna Sears was a young woman, one day she saw a strange man passing along through the field near their yard. She immediately thought he would be her husband. The man proved to be Peter Sears Sr. -- from Virginia -- who afterwards married her.

Uncle Henry Doudna did not come from North Carolina when the others came. He had not yet decided to come, although everything seemed to point that way.

"Even in the early morning
He could hear the rooster crow
And it seemed that he was saying
You must go to O-hi-o."

Uncle Henry, we have been told, walked back to North Carolina for the money ($800.00) when the farm there was sold. On his return trip, a neighbor took him part of the way, among people that did not know him. The money was wrapped up like a package, in some old thing. So anyone where he stayed at night would not know it to be of any value, Uncle Henry would casually throw it on the ground.

Source: Written by: William H. Sears, Barnesville, Ohio.

See next entry: Little Home Histories, Part 65 -- Home of Benjamin and Esther Sears.

For the table of contents and first entry in this series, please see: Little Home Histories, Part 01 -- Table of Contents and Introduction.

This entry is adapted from Little Home Histories in Our Early Homes, Belmont County, Ohio, which was published in 1942. Its publication was coordinated by Robert D. and Beulah Patten McDonald. This entry has been reedited for inclusion in the Pierian Press Fulltext eBooks database, and is included on the Stratton House Inn Website by special permission. This entry is licensed for use ONLY on this Website. It may be used for educational purposes and personal pleasure under fair-use provisions via this Website. Please note that the Stratton House Inn iteration of this entry does NOT include the subject headings assigned each chapter for use in the Fulltext eBooks database.

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