From Family History Book

Katherine (Watson) Cochrane Prawl

As the author of this website/ebook, I have been doing genealogy and family history research since the early 1970s, and was interested in finding out more about our heritage before that. The first library research I ever did was in Huntsville, Alabama, with toddler James Cochrane in tow, when I found a copy of one of the volumes of Hinshaw's books of Quaker records that mentioned Mary Latham, who married Andrew Meade and was "disowned" by the Society of Friends for marrying "out of unity" (to a non-Quaker). Before that, I had briefly corresponded with my grandmother, Johnnie Mae Hackworth, who was a serious genealogist, and had heard many stories about recent ancestors from both my parents. Since that time I have spent many hours (days, weeks, months, years) digging up information and attempting to organize it. Indeed, I bought my first computer in 1981 with the express purpose of writing a family history. It has taken a long time, but the present effort is the result of many false starts, but much data gathering. I hope it is useful or at least interesting to some others.
I can be reached by email at kat at frayedgenes dot com.