Fannie Highsmith, second of our founding eleven brothers and sisters, was a remarkable person who lived through much of our country’s turbulent history – from the Civil War to the beginning of our Space Program. In her later years she wrote her memoir that was recorded (typed) by her brother Claude’s wife Annie. I think you will find reading this memoir gives you not only an insight into our ancestors, but also the times they not only lived in, but met the challenges. They were pioneers in more than one sense of the word.
Fannie Highsmith Memoir: Memories of a Pioneer Woman, by Fannie Highsmith