Local writer, historian holding book signing

Published 11:11 am Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A writer who is known to many in the area will be having a book signing on two different occasions in the near future. Jeff Hines will be at Down Home Day on Saturday, April 9, and at the Peanut Patch on Saturday, April 16.

Hines, who is known to many in the area for his research on his relatives in Southampton County, has written three books that pertain to the area, “The Revolutionary Spirit,” “Dred Scott’s Virginia” and “Historic Structure of Southampton County.”

“The Revolutionary Spirit” was the first book Hines wrote.

“My anscestors started over here in 1629,” he said. “I was trying to find out about one of them and found enough about my family to write a book.”

Hines said that several of his family members were soldiers in the war during that time and he was able to trace them back to Southampton County.

The next book Hines wrote, “Dred Scott’s Virginia,” is very special to him.

“He is a national figure. I was able to research his family members and figure out that he is from Southampton County,” he continued. “It’s the one I’m most proud of.”

His new book is one that has never been done before, “Historic Structures of Southampton County.”

“There has never been a book about the buildings in Southampton County,” Hines said. “I spent years researching. Most of the buildings are not in existence anymore.”

Hines will be available to sign and discuss his books at Down Home Day on April 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and at The Peanut Patch on April 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All three books will also be for sale during these times.

Hines has said that anyone who has questions or would like to know more information on his books should contact him at 714-406=369 or email him at Jahines55@gmail.com.