Family Tales and Trials: Settling the American South
Written by Christopher C. Child and Meaghan E. H. Siekman with Victor S. Dunn and Helen Condon Powell
Published by NEHGS Newbury Street Press in February 2021
7 x 10 hardcover, 288 pages, illustrated
Family stories, shared memories, and a family art gallery lift the subjects of this book off the page to paint honest portraits, while bringing life to the breadth of the southern experience. The ancestry of Richard and Virginia (Speed) Condon includes seven families: the Condon family of Ireland; the Wathen family of Kentucky, Maryland, and England; the Adams family of Kentucky; the Speed family of Kentucky, Virginia, and England; the Perrin family of South Carolina and Virginia; the Herndon family of Alabama, Pennsylvania, and England; and the Coffin family of Ohio.