Mystery Photo - 02.18.10

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Mystery Photo - 02.18.10

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Oxford
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  • Submitted by Williford Gooch IV on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 7:06am

    i think this is a James Meadows that owned a grist mill near Oxford, NC in early 1800s. There was a "Day & Meadows" business there around this time, also was a "Meadows and Gooch" also a grist mill.

    I think there were several of these types of businesses along the Tar River and the creeks that form it (shelton's creek) there in this "era" of life in the upper eastern piedmont region of central nc. I recently saw a Raleigh broker with a listing for several hundred acres of land for sale near where the second link below says that the Meadows fam lived. Perhaps even the very location of the mysterious picture.

    Meadows and Gooch General Store and M&G Saw & Grist Mill were both located at the location in the link below. If i had to guess.. I would saw that Meadows and Gooch's store and Meadows and Day's, are one and the same, and are both located at the site in that google map linky- where the Tar River crosses Gooch's Mill Rd near Berea NC.

    There is another link there with some Meadows fam info.

    Boom- Gooch out.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=FeTFKAIdrcBO-yl...

    http://michalfarmer.com/meadows/page5.html

  • Submitted by Goochy on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 7:16am

    also see there was a "day & howard" general store there in granville county as well. Still are Howards living on Enon Rd about a mile downstream from Gooch Rd and Tar River intersection.

    the mystery continues to unravel

  • Submitted by Curtis on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 4:35am

    W.T. Blackwell's partner was James R. Day, not Thomas. The third partner was, of course, Julian S. Carr. W. T. Blackwell and James R. Day were from Person County. The man on the right in the photo does look very much like one of the men in a photograph of the first work force at Blackwell's taken about 1870. I think the library has a copy of that photo and I think Ben Roberts included it in his book. I have never heard of this business associated with Durham.

  • Submitted by Gary on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 2:11pm

    Curtis

    You are right about James vs. Thomas - my typo.

    GK

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 7:14pm

    the link below indicates that there is a james day, son of thomas day in Granville county, James died in 1923. Day and Meadows, according to the other link below, was in opration in 1886.

    I dont know the people you are talking about but are these the same James Days?

    http://boards.ancestry.myfamily.com/surnames.daye/2.5/mb.ashx

    http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/granville/directories/business/1886/gra...

  • Submitted by girlnblack77 on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 7:48pm

    http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/granville/directories/business/1886/gra...

    Granville Co. Business Directory 1886
    Day & Meadows - grist mill - 'Berea' listed as their post office. :)

  • Submitted by girlnblack77 on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 7:49pm

    oops. Anonymous beat me to it. :)

  • Submitted by Steve on Monday, February 22, 2010 - 4:36pm

    As has already been said, Chas Emerson's NC 1886 Tobacco Belt Directory lists a "Day & Meadows, saw and grist mills" of Berea, Granville County, NC; there's also a W.R. Day listed as a dealer in leaf tobacco and groceries in Durham, at the corner of Mangum and Church, but...

    There are a few photos at the library that are erroneously listed as being located in Durham County, this is likely one of them.

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dayandmeadows_mystery021810.jpeg
Probably 1890s, based on dress. James R. Day was a tobacco mfg affiliated with Blackwell's Bull Durham, and I've found a GT Meadows as a tobacco dealer in Durham in the 1890s, but I've found no record of a business called Day and Meadows.
(Courtesy Durham County Library - North Carolina Collection)

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i think this is a James Meadows that owned a grist mill near Oxford, NC in early 1800s. There was a "Day & Meadows" business there around this time, also was a "Meadows and Gooch" also a grist mill.

I think there were several of these types of businesses along the Tar River and the creeks that form it (shelton's creek) there in this "era" of life in the upper eastern piedmont region of central nc. I recently saw a Raleigh broker with a listing for several hundred acres of land for sale near where the second link below says that the Meadows fam lived. Perhaps even the very location of the mysterious picture.

Meadows and Gooch General Store and M&G Saw & Grist Mill were both located at the location in the link below. If i had to guess.. I would saw that Meadows and Gooch's store and Meadows and Day's, are one and the same, and are both located at the site in that google map linky- where the Tar River crosses Gooch's Mill Rd near Berea NC.

There is another link there with some Meadows fam info.

Boom- Gooch out.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=FeTFKAIdrcBO-yl...

http://michalfarmer.com/meadows/page5.html

also see there was a "day & howard" general store there in granville county as well. Still are Howards living on Enon Rd about a mile downstream from Gooch Rd and Tar River intersection.

the mystery continues to unravel

W.T. Blackwell's partner was James R. Day, not Thomas. The third partner was, of course, Julian S. Carr. W. T. Blackwell and James R. Day were from Person County. The man on the right in the photo does look very much like one of the men in a photograph of the first work force at Blackwell's taken about 1870. I think the library has a copy of that photo and I think Ben Roberts included it in his book. I have never heard of this business associated with Durham.

Curtis

You are right about James vs. Thomas - my typo.

GK

the link below indicates that there is a james day, son of thomas day in Granville county, James died in 1923. Day and Meadows, according to the other link below, was in opration in 1886.

I dont know the people you are talking about but are these the same James Days?

http://boards.ancestry.myfamily.com/surnames.daye/2.5/mb.ashx

http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/granville/directories/business/1886/gra...

http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/granville/directories/business/1886/gra...

Granville Co. Business Directory 1886
Day & Meadows - grist mill - 'Berea' listed as their post office. :)

oops. Anonymous beat me to it. :)

As has already been said, Chas Emerson's NC 1886 Tobacco Belt Directory lists a "Day & Meadows, saw and grist mills" of Berea, Granville County, NC; there's also a W.R. Day listed as a dealer in leaf tobacco and groceries in Durham, at the corner of Mangum and Church, but...

There are a few photos at the library that are erroneously listed as being located in Durham County, this is likely one of them.

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