NINETY-FOUR YEARS. AGNES PASCHAL
Orig. pub. Washington 1871. Reprinted 1974, 1999, 2003. Print on Demand Edition 2014. 361 pp., new index. Item #82
Mrs. Agnes Paschal, one of the last surviving Revolutionary pensioners, died in 1869 in her ninety-fourth year. Written by her son, this memoir tells her story as she moved from her childhood home in North Carolina to the Cherokee frontier of middle Georgia near Lexington and then lived out the last days of her life in Auraria and Dahlonega during their gold-mining days. Although designed primarily as a tribute to a mother, it is a rare document of the times, and gives a fascinating picture of social, religious, political, and economic life over most of a century. This reprint adds a new index prepared especially for this edition.