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Langhorn and Mary - Recommendation *PIC*
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Title: Langhorn and Mary
Author: Priscilla Stone
Publisher: (June 2002)
Book Description fron Amazon.com:
Langhorn and Mary is the true story of the 30-year marriage of an African-American man and a German-American woman in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in the early 1800s. Common, working class folks, yet they were inextricably caught in the maelstrom of significant events and issues in those days - slavery, abolition, Underground Railroad, prejudice and racism, Civil War, religion and health. After 30 years of marriage and following Mary's death from apoplexy (stroke), Langhorn's life comes to an intense climax with his arrest and trial charged with murdering her by poison.
About the Author
Priscilla Sharp has worked most of her life as a paralegal and legal assistant. She became involved in genealogy research 14 years ago and stumbled onto this story just begging to be told one day in April 2000. Whereas she previously disparaged lawyers in general and most of her experiences of the past 30 years, she now is immensely grateful that the training in English grammar, spelling, syntax, punctuation, as well as research and investigative skills she received from them have come to fruition.