Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My First Book

"The Historic Home of George Poindexter (Poingdestre), "Criss-Cross", A Photo Book and History, Before and After" - ISBN 978-0-9820823-0-0
Published and Printed: June 2, 2008

This year (2008), I set up my own publishing company, Al Hill's Desktop Home Publishing Company, SAN 857-2151, 735 Lacock Avenue, Rural Hall, NC 27045-9742. On June 2, 2008, I authored my first family history, genealogy book, titled: "The Historic Home of George Poindexter (Poingdestre), "Criss Cross", A Photo Book And History, Before And After".This is a photo, family history book about the first immigrant of the Poindexter (Poingdestre) family, George Poindexter (Poingdestre), and his plantation home, Criss Cross, earlier known as Christ Cross, by the cross design. George Poindexter came to America from the Isle of Jersey, one of the British Channel Islands, off the coast of Normandy, France, and first settled in Middle Plantation, Virginia, now known as Williamsburg, in the 1650's. In 1680, he moved to New Kent, County, Virginia; in 1685, he and his wife, Susannah, began to build their plantation, Criss Cross, which was completed in 1690. Following George’s death in 1691, Susannah continued to live there until her death two years later. Then, their son, George II, continued to reside there. Criss Cross, left the Poindexter family in 1830, and has been out of the family since. By the 1950’s, it was almost completely deteriorated, when, in 1953, Ed and Gayla Harrison, saw the home, fell in love with it, realized its potential, and made a financial/time commitment to restore this home. In 1972, the Harrison’s made application to the U.S. Department of Interior to have Criss Cross placed on the Register of Historic Homes in America, and in 1973, the home was placed on the Register, and has been since that time. This book features old and new photos, as well as copies of original documents associated with this home, history, restoration and status today.

This book may be purchased and personally autographed by me, by contacting me by e-mail at:, or by telephone at (336)377-2954. The price is $40.00 (US Dollars), PLUS $5.00 shipping and handling. Payment may be made by personal check made payable to "Alton M. Hill".

Additionally, SAVE shipping and handling, by visiting the Wake Forest University Bookstore, on the Wake Forest campus (see information under "Local" tab above, then "Venue" for directions and hours. My book may be purchased there for $40.00 (US Dollars), PLUS NC sales tax.

Alton M. Hill, Sr., Author and Publisher - August 23, 2008


Alton M. Hill, Sr. said...


On Thursday, February 19, 2009, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM, I will be present for a Book Signing Event at The College Bookstore, on the Campus of Wake Forest University, Located in Taylor Residence Hall, on the Hearn Plaza, near Wait Chapel, Main Level.

I will be available to meet, greet you and personally sign copies of my book purchased.

Please come by to say "hello", even if you are not interested in purchasing my book.

I look forward to seeing you there!

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