Hayes L. Whiddon, Jr. (Lou) was born in Norfolk County, Virginia, where he grew up and spent most of his life.
Lou had a forty year civilian career with the U.S. Navy. With the exception of two years in Washington, D.C., the time was spent in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. The worlds largest concentration of naval forces is located in Hampton Roads. Lou ended his career in 1999 and almost immediately began to research and write about the Whiddon family.
This book is his second volume on the Whiddon family and it significantly broadens his earlier work, The Whiddon Heritage. Two of Lou’s articles previously published in Devon Historian have been expanded and are included in The Whiddon Journey.