NEW BOOK AT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Bland County Historical Society is
proud to announce the arrival of a new book, Life Along Walker Creek,
A Story About Sarah Jane Mustard Byrnes During the Year 1862-1865 by
Robert Hetherington. This historical novel has just been published, and
is available exclusively at the Society gift shop for $20 (add $5 if
shipped). Buy Now!
Sarah Jane Mustard Byrnes was the
great-great grandmother of Bob Hetherington. Sarah’s life was greatly
impacted by the Civil War, and her life story represented countless
others, regardless of their side in the conflict.
According to Hetherington, Sarah’s
daughter, Matilda Ann, married Gordon Wohlford (his great-grandparents).
Their daughter, Cynthia Ellen, married Hoge Hetherington (his
grandparents). And their son, Willard Stuart, married Margie B. Farmer
Robert “Bob” Hetherington was born 23
October 1946 in Norfolk, VA. His father, Willard Hetherington was born
in Crandon and lived on a farm near Mechanicsburg. Bob Hetherington has
two children and two grandchildren, is presently the Executive Director
of the Roanoke Valley Baptist Association, and lives in Hardy, VA.
This soft cover book, containing 134
pages, is dedicated to the memory of Hetherington’s wife, Judith “Judy”
Lynn Shoulars Hetherington (1947-2010), with whom he shared forty-one
great years of marriage.
This book is a “must read” for folks
living throughout our wonderful county, and beyond. Please contact
Brenda King at the Society office if you have questions (276-688-0088).