Today I had some downtime after providing security at a three day youth conference. I am "friends" with some of my extended family that I have found on Ancestry. My distant cousin Barbara J. Cox wrote a book entitled A Cox Story: A Pioneer Family which can be found online. I printed it out and placed it in a three ring folder so I could take it with me and read away from my computer.
Browsing through I saw that another family member Harriet E. Doud had written a fictionalized account of her pioneer life in Hoof-Beaten Trails where she gives insight into her childhood during the pioneer times.
This is the description given by the seller: Harriet Eberly Doud (1841-1944) was born in Wood County, Ohio, taught school in Indiana before settling in Norwalk. She wrote this book of stories about the pioneers along the Portage River in western Ohio in 1893 but it was not published until 1938.
I found it on ABE Books and ordered the seller's first edition copy hoping the seller still has it. I'm waiting to hear if they do.
Here is an Amazon link to the book: Hoof-Beaten Trails