Author to present book signing

Published 10:05 am Wednesday, February 11, 2009

PORTSMOUTH — Colonel Charles Dahnmon Whitt will be on hand to sign his book, “Legacy: The Days of David Crockett Whitt” at the Portsmouth Public Library, which is located at 1220 Gallia St. in Portsmouth.

The signing will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 21 on the main floor.

Whitt, a native of Tazewell County, Va., moved to Kentucky in 1970 to carry out his trade as a sheet metal worker with Local 24.

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Although he is now retired, he has always had an interest in genealogy and was always a real history buff for regional and Civil War history. However, he didn’t pursue his interest until he started researching his ancestry online in 1999.

While tracing his family’s heritage, Whitt was soon introduced to his great-grandfather David Crockett Whitt.

The discoveries that he had made during his fascinating search led him to create “Legacy,” a work of historical fiction with his great-grandfather serving as the skeleton for the fictionalized account of life in an earlier, and harder time.

“Legacy” also follows Whitt’s grandfather through the early settler days in Virginia, his formative years in Greenup County Kentucky and the time that he spent in a Civil War prison.

Other regional areas mentioned in this particular title include: Portsmouth, South Shore, Hanging Rock, Greenup and Ironton.

There are also five chapters included in this writing that are devoted to David Crockett Whitt’s war records as well.

In “Legacy,” readers will discover that Whitt encompasses his faith and shows this pioneer family relying on their faith as well to get through trying times.

Anyone interested in purchasing an autographed copy of “Legacy: The Days of David Crockett Whitt” will have an opportunity to do so during the book-signing.

For more information or to reserve a seat please call 740.353.5834.