Local historian honors late uncle with publication

Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 10:58 AM.

"Even though I didn't know him well, his daughter, Jane, tells me I am the daughter her father never had, as his children didn't inherit their father's passion for history," said Rees.

Rees began as a history major in college before switching to government.

"I come by it naturally," she said.

After working in the government realm for years, on returning to her Walton County roots, the county's history became her biggest passion.

She penned the book to describe T.T. Wentworth — the man, his family, and his life in the first chapters.

In the second part, she talks about his museum and the collection.

Two years in the making, the book features 150 photos; 100 of which are from the historical collection, as well as some she gathered from her cousins in Pensacola. It was completed last month.



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