Images of America: Granville County is a pictorial retrospective illustrating many of the county's achievements, both large and small.
Author: Lewis Bowling
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
North Carolina's historic county of Granville, nestled in the rolling hills of the Piedmont along the North Carolina-Virginia border, was named for Lord John Carteret, Earl of Granville, in the mid-18th century. The home to Declaration of Independence signer John Penn, Granville was once recognized for its educational centers and tobacco-based economy. Although the county has become more industrial than agricultural in recent years, Granvillians hold fast to their rural heritage, honoring and remembering the hardships early settlers triumphantly faced to mold a better life for both themselves and future generations. Images of America: Granville County is a pictorial retrospective illustrating many of the county's achievements, both large and small. Vintage photographs, highlighted by informative captions, relay the arrival of the railroad and the towns of Creedmoor, Stem, and Stovall, which grew up along the tracks; the development of Oxford, the county seat; the construction and usage of Camp Butner; and various other events from the late 19th and 20th centuries. Images also feature past residents, offering longtime families the chance to see loved ones and newcomers the opportunity to connect faces with local names.
GRANVILLE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA fter the publication of Images of
America: Granville County in 2002, author Lewis Bowling was approached by
numerous residents who owned vintage photographs and wished their treasures
Author: Lewis Bowling
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
After the publication of Images of America: Granville County in 2002, author Lewis Bowling was approached by numerous residents who owned vintage photographs and wished their treasures could have been included. Rather than simply regretting the absence of these images, Lewis Bowling has compiled a second, brilliant volume to showcase these never-before-seen photographs and postcards. Granville County Revisited is a fantastic companion to Granville County. The second volume includes classic photographs of the Granville County Courthouse, Hall's Drug Store, Oxford College, Creedmoor High School, Camp Butner, Abram's Plains, and many other Granville County landmarks. With over 200 vintage black-and-white photographs, the book explores Oxford, Creedmoor, Butner, Stovall, and other surrounding communities. Every page reveals another aspect of the evolution of Granville County, its buildings, streets, and people. The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.collections and family albums, with detailed descriptions of the county. This book's singular quality will delight longtime residents and newcomers alike, while assisting the area by preserving its history for future generations.
Granville County was formed in 1746 from Edgecombe County, but the first extant
marriage bond dates from the year 1753. Orange County was formed in part from Granville County in 1752; Bute County (later Warren and Franklin counties) ...
Author: Brent Holcomb
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
Marriages of Granville County contains abstracts of all marriage bonds issued in Granville County between 1753 and 1868--some 8,000 bonds, mentioning a total of 23,000 persons! The data are arranged throughout by the surname of the groom, and each entry provides the name of the bride, the date of the marriage bond or officiant's return, or both, and the names of clergymen, witnesses, and bondsmen.
Willie, born about 1795, registered in Sussex County on 27 April 1818: brown
complexion, 5 '10-1/2", free born, 23years old [Register, no.325]. TYLER FAMILY
1. Barbara Tyler, born say 1725, was living in Granville County on 12 April 1758 ...
Some documents that he considered important he copied in full. His notes start in 1746 and most stopped after the Revolution, but he continued the marriage bonds to 1815. The records this book is taken from are as follows: Vol.
Author: Thomas McAdory Owen
Thomas MCAdory Owen, 1866-1920, was at one time Head of the Alabama State Dept. of Archives and History together with his wife Marie Bankhead Owen. In An explanatory note to these records Mr. Owen states that he visited Granville County in Dec. 1895 to examine the official records for a genealogy of the Owen and Grant families of Grassy Creek, also the Williams family. In the process, he conceived the idea of preparing a history of the county, and the county clerk placed at his disposal 10 of the old "Minute" and "Record" books prior to 1800. He noted that there were some gaps in the records, particularly from May 9, 1776 to Feb.. 4, 1777, when apparently no court was held, as the pagination was continuous in the Book. He abstracted just about everything, and he listed the documents he did not abstract. This includes wills and inventories, bastardy bonds. (lots of these), apprenticeship indentures, marriage and bonds etc. Some documents that he considered important he copied in full. His notes start in 1746 and most stopped after the Revolution, but he continued the marriage bonds to 1815. The records this book is taken from are as follows: Vol. I, county court minutes, 2 Dec. 1749-4 Dec. 1750 & Record Book 1750-1761; Ibid, Vol. II, 5 March 1750/1-21 Sept. 1759; Ibid, Vol. III, 1759-1767 lost; Ibid, Vol. IV, 3 August 1768-20 July 1770; Ibid, Vol. V, 5 May 1774-3 Feb. 1778; Ibid, Vol. VI, 7 August 1781-6 Aug. 1783; Vol. II, minute & record book 1760-1762; Vol. III, minute & record book 1762-1765; Vol. IV, record book 1765-1772, county court minutes 2 Feb. 1767-3 May 1779, county court minutes 19 July 1769-18 Aug. 1772; Vol. V, minute & record book 4 May 1774-1782; Vol. VI, minute & record book 1782-1785 and 6 Nov. 1781-5 May 1785; Selective Marriages License Bonds, Coroners Inquisitions.
The belt of Taconic rocks which lie between Lexington on the West and Deep
river at Jones' falls on the east, passes up through the east part of Guilford county
, form most of Alamance and Orange counties, and so onward through Granville ...
Clia ( sic ) Pettiford and Lewis Pettiford apprentice , Granville County , North
Carolina , November Court 1818 , Apprentice Dockel , 18021867 , CR . 044 . 101
. 10 ; North Carolina State Archives . * ) . Clia ( sic ) Pettiford . . . and Lewis
Author: Leonard F. Dean
Category: Granville County (N.C.)
Hezekiah Hobgood was born in about 1725 in Norfolk County, Virginia. He was living in Granville County, North Carolina by 1758. He married Elizabeth and they had twelve children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in North Carolina. .
of Person County , North Carolina . No other information on this family is
available . B . O ' Bryant Ragland of Greene County , Arkansas , eldest son and
second child of Reuben Ragland and Mary O ' Brian , was born in Granville County ...
4.8 Christopher Howell of Granville County North Carolina During the early
1880s there perhaps was no other community like Granville, North Carolina. This
county had many different African American families that were Free People of
Author: Ric Murphy
FREEDOM ROAD is an historic account of America’s oldest recorded African American family, and their participation and rich contributions to American history over a four hundred year period. FREEDOM ROAD is a compilation of well-documented individual stories that begins in Africa in 1483, and from there, spans over fifteen generations and three continents, and definitively changes our understanding of American history, showcasing the significant role that one African American family has played from colonial American history to present day. This book is an exciting and compelling American saga that captivates readers with the story of the enslavement of John Gowen, one of the first Africans brought to America, and the first to be set free; the story of Thomas and Rebecca Cornell, forced to leave England because of their religious beliefs, and how they became known as the family of Presidents; and the story of the daring escape of Othello and Thomas Fraction from their cruel, vindictive slave master, himself the brother of a Confederacy Senator and the son of a Virginia governor. FREEDOM ROAD is enthralling, resounding, and evocative; it challenges the reader to have a better understanding of American history, and inspires them to learn about their own family history.
7 miles southwest of Bullocksville , Vance County , N . C . - - - - - 3 . Sketch of
faulted and jointed dikes near Bullock , Granville County , N . C . - - - - 4 . Joint
pattern in dike ( ? ) of felsite in phyllite near Bullock , Granville County , N . C . 5 .
35°47' 21", long. 77°03′ 36", Just below Dog Branch and 4% miles south of
williamston, Mart in County, N. C. Drainage area, 15.5 square ... 78° 43' 16", it
miles above mooth and 7 miles west of Oxford, Granville County. Drainage area,