About the Book
However, few people enjoyed these delights. The streets were dirty, the poor were forced to steal in order to survive, and lost their hands if caught. Heads of traitors decorated the pikes of London Bridge. The Queen was the head of the Church of England and outlawed all other forms of worship. Violators were jailed.
Our Brown family story begins with William Bradford's birth in 1590.
How astonished his family would have been if they had suspected that Bradford would travel to the New World, become a signor of the Mayflower Compact and as Governor lead of the Plymouth Bay colony for nearly 40 years!
Follow our family's story with the Rev. Solomon Brown in the American Revolution, General Theron Brown in the War of 1812 and our grandparents Theron and Stella Brown homesteading in the 1890's on more than 10,000 acres in Washington State.
The saga continues with the stories and accomplishments of the authors' parents and concludes with an update of the Brown family in 2013.
Lakeway resident, former Information Technology executive, now photographer, Bill Hawkins has enjoyed his life-long passion for photography. His interest in photography that began as a teenager intensified when photography transitioned from film to digital. Hawkins emphasizes his two specialties: portraits and retouching. "In digital, both my photographic and computer expertise are combined. As I use Photoshop and other image editing tools, I still marvel as beautiful images emerge and faded memories are restored." Awards and Publications include: •Juried Class awards in the The State Fair of Texas photo competition •Cover photographs for Lakeway Directory •Photos published in Lakeway: A Hill Country Community •Cover photograph for the book, Lakeway, The First 25 Years •Freelance photographer & author for Lake Travis Life magazine