Local author shares journey

  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Abe Henryhand

When Williamsburg County native Abe Henryhand was five years old he and his brother Lincoln were literally left to fend for themselves. The two would spend the next nine years tending to their late grandparents homestead in Salters while under the watchful eye of relatives until they went separate ways. Abe Henryhand’s life would be transformed from an uneducated child to businessman after he was sent to live with his father; a man he had never set eyes on until that fateful day when he got off a bus in Detroit. Henryhand’s story is recounted in his self-published book “When I First Met My Father.” His story imparts how determination and self-reliance in the face of insurmountable odds can be achieved when one sets his mind to achieve in life.

Henryhand is retired, living in Greeleyville. Kingstree Christian Book Store, 135 E. Main Street in Kingstree, will host a book signing for him on Saturday, September 6, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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