This is a story of several families that moved west from Illinois to Texas in the 1850s. Just before the Civil War they settled in sparsely populated Gillespie County. When the Civil War caught up with them there was much turmoil around where they lived. Also, members of the families had mixed emotions of what to do; some men joined the Confederacy some men joined the Yankees, some men served in both.Spring Creek was just a stopping place for some. Many of the next generation packed up and continued farther west.This story endeavors to illustrate the life style and times of Ruth McDonald Lacey and her extended family.
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About the Author
Rich Eastwood is an amateur historian and the keeper of family stories. Raised in Southern California, he has spent his adult life by the Sea.He has built things for automobiles, yachts, military aircraft and rocketships. His favorite accomplishments , however, are in Christian Education leadership and being Dad.