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2010 Meeting Programs

December 2nd Program Details
Featured Speaker: Joanne Carpenter
Program Title: "Restoration of the Daniel Jones House, Franklin County, NC"

Joanne Carpenter, a long time member of the Granville County Genealogical Society, will be the speaker for the December 2, 2010 meeting of the GCGS.  The topic of her discussion will be the restoration of the Daniel Jones house in Franklin County, NC.

Joanne was born in Delaware; after finishing high school there she entered St. John’s University in Queens, NY.  After only 2 semesters at St. John’s she left school and got married to a Captain in the Air Force.  They moved to St. Croix, Virgin Islands.  Her husband was killed in a crash 2 months before her twin sons were born..  When her sons were about 3 years old she enrolled at Emerson College in Boston, Mass.where she graduated 3 years later.  Because she had always wanted to live in all 4 corners of the US she next went to Hobe Sound, Florida where she lived with her father.  Later she went to Tuscon, Arizona  and earned her Masters degree as a Reading Specialist at the University of Arizona.  Next she went to Sitka, Alaska, but says she didn’t like it much there because it rained most of the time and the nights were very long.  She returned to Arizona where she taught Indian children on the South rim of the Grand Canyon for the next 2 years.  In the early 1980’s she noticed an advertisement from UNC’s Bill Friday who was looking for reading specialists to come to North Carolina.  She and about a dozen of her friends answered the ad and located all over North Carolina; she moved to Franklin County,  remaining there for 3 years before moving to Vance County where she taught for 13 years.  After that she taught English at Vance Granville Community College for 8 years.

Shortly after moving to Franklin County, she started looking for a house to restore.  After a long search she found the Daniel Jones house which she says was exactly what she was looking for.  It took about 6 months to get a clear deed, then about Christmas 1980 she and her son were ready to begin work on the house.  In her presentation, Joanne will tell us some things about the restoration process which continues up until now.

As is customary visitors are cordially invited to join with members of the GCGS in attending this program which promises to be an interesting story of research, construction and at times frustration.  The meeting will be in the County Commissioner’s Meeting room across the street for Sunrise Biscuits on Williamsboro Street in Oxford at 6:30 PM on December 2, 2010 

All GCGS meetings are open to the public and guests are cordially invited to attend.


Questions or comments send to: GCGS.office@gmail.com
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