2017 Meeting Programs
March 2nd Program Details
Featured Speakers: Stewart Dunaway
"History of Mills in North Carolina"
The program for the March 2, 2017 meeting of the Granville County Genealogical Society will be presented by Mr. Stewart Dunaway on "History of Mills in N.C. – the rise and fall of water powered mills." This presentation will provide a basic overview about mills in the North Carolina piedmont and our state in general. This talk includes a brief overview of the laws, mill design, mill types, and what impacted this important and unique industry. Throughout the presentation, Stewart Dunaway will illustrate what type of information can be found in these records, and how it can be used by genealogists.
Stewart has transcribed all of the mill records preserved and housed in the State archives. In addition, he has authored several mill histories in Orange and Guilford County, including a detailed history for Duke University (Korstian division of Duke Forest property has a mill from the 1790s).
Stewart Dunaway retired as Vice President of Siemens Telecom near Orlando, Florida. His wife Maryellen and daughter Sarah, reside in Hillsborough, going on their 16th year. Sarah graduated from High Point University, is employed in Charlotte. A 5th generation Floridian, Stewart has enjoyed researching early North Carolina history for many years.
Please join members of the Granville County Genealogical Society in attending this meeting, to be held at 6:30 P.M. on March 2, 2017 in the conference room at the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford, N.C. All GCGS meetings are open to the public, and visitors and guests are always cordially invited to attend.