Saturday, March 27, 2010
The Autobiography of Lydia Sexton
Lydia Sexton was the sister of my great grand father (x6) Anthony Wayne Casad. She was a well known evangelist in her time and she was one of the first female evangelists.
I became fascinated with her when I discovered that she wrote an autobiography toward the end of her life and I set out on a quest to find a copy of the book. Several major libraries in my area had a copy listed but they all were "missing" or "lost." It took me over two years and many web searches before I finally found one for sale.
Now that I have the book, my goal is to transcribe it and post it here on the web so that anyone who wants to read it can find it. The book is too fragile to bend the spine and lay it flat to be scanned. I could do it but I would no longer have an intact book and I'd like to keep the book.