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Author to sign ‘Legacy’ books

IRONTON — On Tuesday, April 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Colonel Charles Dahnmon Whitt will be at the Ironton Branch of Briggs Lawrence County Public Library, 321 S. Fourth St.

Whitt will be discussing his book, “Legacy: The Days of David Crockett Whitt.” Copies will be for sale at the signing.

Colonel Whitt is a native of Tazewell County, Va., who moved to Kentucky in 1970 to work as a sheet metal worker. Since he has retired, Whitt has been able to pursue his interest in genealogy and regional history.

During his genealogy research, he discovered his great-grandfather David Crockett Whitt. That discovery caused Whitt to take a fascinating journey into the past and resulted in his novel, “Legacy.”

“Legacy” is a work of historical fiction based upon Colonel Whitt’s grandfather’s life. The book follows David Crockett Whitt through the early days of Virginia, his time in Greenup County, Ky., and his incarceration in a Civil War prison. Readers will also find references to some familiar towns like Portsmouth, South Shore, Hanging Rock, Greenup and Ironton.

Faith plays a major role in author, Colonel Whitt’s, life. That faith is evident throughout the book as the pioneer family must rely on their faith to get through their trials.

“We are happy to have such an interesting writer at our library,” says Lori Shafer, Adult Services Librarian at Briggs Lawrence County Public Library.

“Colonel Whitt’s book will appeal to a lot of readers. Fans of history, inspirational works, Appalachian stories, and genealogists will love this book.”

Whitt is just the first of two author scheduled for National Library Week, April 13 through 18.

The second author, Naomi Chapman is scheduled for a book signing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 16.

For more information, please contact Lori Shafer at 740-532-1124.