6. Missouri

The woman featured in this song is Laurinda Withers, my four-times-great-grandmother, and her photo is the one you see in the video above. Because her story (this song) comes from the 1830s, we don’t have any surviving photographs or images of her at the time of the story. But I love looking at this photo of Laurinda as an older woman and remembering that she was once young, hopeful, and in love, as we all are…