The Resource Graves Mill records

Graves Mill records

Label
Graves Mill records, 1784-1886
Title
Graves Mill records
Inclusive dates
1784-1886
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records, 1784-1886, of Graves Mill, a gristmill located in Madison County, Virginia, and operated by Thomas Graves (1733-1810) and his sons. Includes account books, bonds, correspondence, daybook, ledgers, list of hires, orders for payments or goods, promissory notes, ticket and memorandum book, and other items
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Additional physical form
Also available on microfilm (Misc. Reel 6050-6051).
Biographical or historical data
Graves Mill was constructed in the 1790's, and supplied flour and corn products to the local community around the present day village of Wolftown in Madison County, Virginia. The gristmill was built by Thomas Graves (1733-1810). The complex also included a hemp and saw mill. Graves was also a distiller of spirits, and sold brandy. There was also a substantial blacksmith operation on site. The original mill site was constructed in 1745 by David Jones. Graves and his sons built a five-story gristmill over the foundation of the earlier mill, and in 1921, it was purchased by Silas Byron Deale, who reduced the structure to three stories.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Graves Mill records
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi00686.html
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
.9
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Faulconer, John Y. and Dana S.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001650591
Type of unit
cu. ft.

Library Locations

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