“Tobacco Valley”, was written by Iona Douglas-Moguel. Iona was born in Nashville, Tennessee, March 27, 1968. In 1986, Iona graduated from high school and immediately joined the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy, Iona was rated as a Torpedoman. After serving in the Navy, Iona enrolled as an Electronics Engineer at DeVry University. After receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering in ‘1994, Iona worked as a Final Test Engineer for the Silicon Valley Group, a Division in Anaheim, California.
In 1995, Iona had her first daughter Bobiona, by Robert Moguel, who she later married in 1996. In 1997, Iona started a Computer Graphics Business that is still productive today. In 1999, Iona had her second child Robert Moguel Jr.
In August 2003, Iona’s mother, Leona Douglas, died leaving her to be one of the heirs to the land Peach Valley Road in Gallatin Tennessee. That same year, Iona began to write about her family’s history based on the recorded deeds relating to the land Peach Valley.
Iona currently runs a computer graphics business, teach African Americans the Stock Market Daily, and has dedicated her time to independently produce “Tobacco Valley,” the story of her family roots.
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Leanna Davis(Leona Douglas) was the first African American female to record on a Country Music Label. Leanna maintains a singing career and at the same time becomes an heir to Tobacco Valley, a piece of land that has been apart of the family since the 1800’s.
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TOBACCO VALLEY is the true story of Leona Douglas the first African American Female to record on a country music Label in the early 1960’s. Leona Douglas had several hit singles on the Country Music charts but the world never knew of her because of the color of her skin. Leona music was ghosted. Recently the Tennessee State Museum created an Exhibit recognizing her music.